The Monitor :: Business
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Tuesday 17 April 2018, 06:00 am.
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
Growing up in a family of farmers motivated Motheo Monthe to go into commercial farming and make a living out of it.
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 12:46 pm
Lucara Diamond Company has recovered a 472 carat, top light brown gem diamond that is the third largest ever from its 100% owned Karowe Diamond Mine.
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 12:43 pm
A diamond dealer, Gagan Goyal, Managing Director of M.Suresh is optimistic about penetrating the industry that saw massive retrenchments in 2016, with 12 out of the 21 di...
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 16:21 pm
The adoration of nature and adventure during school trips lured Benjamin Mogotsi, a teacher by profession, to realise his dream of becoming a tour guide.
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 16:08 pm
Farmers have been urged to insure their produce and products to help them attain their dreams of practising sustainable commercial farming.
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 15:43 pm
First National Bank Botswana (FNBB) has partnered with the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development (MYSC) to empower young people through the youth i...
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 18:00 pm
Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) has graduated 10 more entrepreneurs this year under their Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (YEP), which was incepted two years ago.
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 13:37 pm
Barclays Bank of Botswana has financially assisted 300 Mabogo Dinku participants, a micro business financing Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) product.
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 13:37 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Business Botswana (BB) has urged farmers to join associations that can effectively advocate for their rights, regional manager, Eileen Van Der Est said.
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 18:00 pm
Passion and determination immensely contributed to Keamogetse Lekgoa realising her dream of starting her own beauty parlour by the name Edge Beauty Centre.
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 13:07 pm
Botswana Power Corporation’s (BPC) debtors book has compressed to P210 million from P557 million that was recorded two years ago largely due to non-payment of power bil...
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 13:05 pm
African Institute for Development Policy executive director, Dr Eliya Zulu has noted the Demographic Dividend report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) reveale...
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 18:22 pm
Local producers of cold pressed virgin sunflower oil, Arona Sunflower Oil, have managed to penetrate the market within three years of operation.
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 18:18 pm
Women in Business Association (WIBA) has partnered with BluThorn Procurement Solutions to help grow and empower women in business.
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 18:18 pm
GetBucks Microfinance has pinned its hopes on cutting edge risk management technology, to sustainably gain leverage in the country’s increasingly congested microlending...
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 18:13 pm
Botswana National Beef Producers Union (BNBPU), the cattle producers’ apex body, has applauded a decision by government to commercialise the Botswana Meat Commission (B...
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 17:57 pm
At times challenges open doors to opportunities that can empower one to become an entrepreneur. This is the observation of Boi Kgathi-Rubbmasen, the owner of Myfoodness m...
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 17:56 pm
Food manufacturer and distributor, Bokomo Botswana this week received the ISO 9001:2015 certificate from Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS).
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 17:53 pm
The Ministry of Investment Trade and Industry (MITI) has reserved about 14 business activites as part of their citizen economic empowerment mandate.
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 17:49 pm
A fall in rough diamond prices last year resulted in the countrys trade balance dropping 47% to a surplus of P7.1 billion, data released by Statistics Botswana on Friday...
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 16:15 pm
The age of digital comes with abundant opportunities waiting to be embraced and Lame Bogatsu is not one to miss such a window.
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 16:08 pm
Government has acknowledged the critical role that air transportation plays in the economy of the country noting that it contributes towards tourism, trade, investment an...
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 16:06 pm
The Botswana Investment Trade Centre (BITC) has partnered with Botswana Fibre Networks (BoFiNet) to roll out complimentary wifi access at all four international airports ...
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 16:02 pm
Orange Botswana has launched a free access mobile platform, which provides information on interest topics such as health, agriculture, the weather, Orange Money, as well ...
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 16:00 pm
The Ministry of Youth Empowerment Sport and Culture Development has noted that the closure of the BCL mine has negatively affected youth businesses.
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