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Monday 19 February 2018, 18:00 pm.
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 15:11 pm
Parastatals are amongst the big winners of the 2018-2019 budget, with many receiving double figure increases in subventions, after years of belt-tightening by government,...
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 15:08 pm
The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) says the failure by some government entities to submit end of activity reports is hampering efforts to monitor per...
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 15:03 pm
The Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) is intensifying its search for supply contracts to the Middle East and Russia, as it seeks to expand its export base and shore up reven...
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 17:43 pm
The Bank of Botswana (BoB) this morning maintained the bank rate at five percent, citing subdued domestic demand.
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 15:05 pm
Cryptocurrencies and futuristics rank among the topics of discussion at this year’s Botswana Stock Exchange Listings and Investment Conference, which is set to attract mo...
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 15:37 pm
The Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) is eyeing the processing of stones from small local diamond mines such as Karowe, Lerala and Ghaghoo as a way of boosting capa...
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 15:16 pm
The government’s theme and intent to align budget allocations to national priorities is a commendable effort particularly on the developmental aspects of the budget.
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 15:16 pm
Unease has gripped at least 30 companies, including blue-chip listed counters with billions of pula in assets, after the Finance Ministry sent signals it would overhaul t...
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 15:15 pm
Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have injected new hope into the country’s dry port at Walvis Bay, a P40 million investment that hitherto had been slowly turning into a...
Tue 06 Feb 2018, 16:43 pm
Finance Minister, Kenneth Matambo expects the warming global economy and rising commodity prices to underpin the country’s buoyant forecasts for revenues and growth in 20...
Tue 06 Feb 2018, 16:41 pm
Local agriculturalists are unimpressed with the allocations provided for their sector as revealed by Finance Minister, Kenneth Matambo, in his budget speech yesterday.
Tue 06 Feb 2018, 15:48 pm
The cash-strapped Botswana Power Corporation and Water Utilities Corporation will receive a total of P1.66 billion as operating subsidies for the next financial year, Fin...
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 15:37 pm
Lawyers representing government and Kimberley Diamonds are reportedly making progress in out of court negotiations over a parcel of 53,000 carats from Lerala Mine, seized...
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 15:30 pm
As we move into 2018, economic prospects for the year remain mixed, reflecting both international economic uncertainty as well as domestic issues. Economic growth for the...
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 15:00 pm
Botswana Oil Limited (BOL) is currently eyeing three countries for the establishment of coastal storage facilities that would help boost stability of the country’s fuel s...
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 14:50 pm
Tebo Karabo Mokwena and Waitse Keikutlwetse hosted a successful Entrepreneurship Mindset (EM) workshop under the theme "building a legacy from your hobby" in Selebi-Phi...
Thu 01 Feb 2018, 15:00 pm
The 31 percent stake in Kgori Capital held by its former manager and founder, Bakang Seretse will likely find its way into the hands of employees at the asset firm, Mmegi...
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 17:09 pm
Transport and Communications minister, Kitso Mokaila has vowed to crack the whip on what he says is systemic corruption and incompetence involving Roads Department offici...
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 16:54 pm
Botswana this morning signed the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, (COMESA), East African Community (EAC) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) t...
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 17:40 pm
The principal shareholder of the company that owned Lerala Diamond Mine appeared in a Sydney, Australia court charged with repeatedly lying to investors, just three days ...
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 17:29 pm
Ninety-four percent of financial services professionals may be bluffing about fintech knowledge – are you one of them?
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 17:20 pm
Listed property group, PrimeTime Holdings has budgeted P200 million to spend in the next eight months on opportunities that could see boots on the ground in Mauritius, Bu...
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 17:00 pm
The Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority (NBFIRA) continues to experience challenges in holding medical aid schemes to account, as only half of the 10 reg...
Thu 25 Jan 2018, 11:30 am
Debswana’s three operating mines last year produced 22.7 million carats, their highest output since 2014, in a year boosted by the return of the 46-year old Orapa Number ...
Wed 24 Jan 2018, 17:00 pm
PALAPYE: Lotsane Junction Mall, popularly known as Square Mart, has secured tenants who will occupy half of the mall by March this year, BusinessWeek has learnt.
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