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Mbongeni Mguni
Financial Journalist

Twitter: @MboBW

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  • Show us the money, Africa says at COP27

    United Nations Climate Change High-Level Champion's special advisor, Bogolo Kenewendo, reports that at the Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt climate change summit, a trend was seen amongst some of the activists.“There is actually a badge that has been...

  • World Bank to consider P1.9bn loan to gov’t

    The loan will be the second and last in a series which produced the $250 million (P3.2 billion) funding in June 2021, a rare instance of direct budget support from the World Bank to Botswana. Both sets of funding are known as “development policy...

  • Tough choices loom for SADC after CITES

    At the time of writing, Environment and Tourism minister, Philda Kereng and her team would have been wrapping up their debates at the Convention on International Trade on Endangered Species (CITES) and preparing to pack their bags to return...

  • Commissioners want fatal wildlife attack payouts increased to P1million

    The recommendations are contained in the committee’s report scheduled to be debated by Parliament. The report follows a four-month countrywide consultation which involved 132 kgotla meetings, attended by nearly 30,000 attendants.The...

  • Africa vs Africa conflict dominates CITES summit

    Information coming out of the Conference of Parties (CoP), CITES’ (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) highest decision-making meeting held every three years, indicates that key proposals being pursued by Botswana and its...

  • Kavango Resources raises P54m for Kalahari exploration

    The deal represents one of the biggest fundraising rounds for the exploration of the remote Kalahari, a relatively unexplored area of the country, hidden under thick sands but believed to contain large amounts of mineral riches, including base metals...

  • Uneasy start for Botswana at CITES

    “We are opposed to this proposal and we feel that there’s no need to waste any more time on this debate because there’s no consensus emerging.”The Senegalese representative at CITES’ Conference of Parties (CoP) taking place until November...

  • Russia debate turns KP’s Gaborone meeting into an all-nighter

    By early morning this past Saturday, the scores of Kimberley Process delegates still holed up at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) would have been in disbelief at how impossible it can become to agree on a few lines of...

  • Rays of hope emerge for Botswana at CITES

    Rays of hope for Botswana and her elephant range neighbours have emerged ahead of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Conference of Parties (CoP) meeting in Panama, where several West African countries are pushing for...

  • Return of offshore pension billions draws closer

    Director of Insurance and Pensions at the Ministry of Finance, Patrinah Masalela told BusinessWeek that while finalisation of the new rules was at an advanced stage, a phased approach would be used in which the minimum percentages to be invested...

  • Four bidders shortlisted for 200MW solar plant

    The plant, which will use lenses or mirrors to focus a large area of sunlight onto a receiver, is due to be operational by 2027 and is the flagship renewable project in government’s Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) for energy development in the...

  • New KP Secretariat due in January 2024

    Last Friday at the end of its plenary held in Gaborone, the Kimberley Process, the global anti-conflict diamonds group backed by the United Nations, voted in favour of establishing its secretariat in Botswana.The vote officially confirmed that the...

  • Shady car dealers top CCA culprits’ list

    Mmegi is informed that the Authority, which by law handles the protection of consumer rights, is even now engaged with a handful of cases involving about half a million Pula.The latest data emerged this week as the CCA engaged with the Financial...

  • BPC says load-shedding is over

    Responding to written Mmegi enquiries, BPC spokesperson, Dineo Seleke said internal generation from Morupule A and B amounted to 290 megawatts (MW), while the emergency diesel plants were providing 135MW. In total, the country was generating 425MW...

  • Vehicle population soars past 600,000

    The national vehicle population, as measured and reported by Statistics Botswana, fell marginally in 2020 to 579,789 from 601,190 in 2019, as the pandemic contracted incomes and was accompanied by movement restrictions.As a result, the pace of new...

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