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Pauline Dikuelo
  • Gov’t moves to diversify Air Botswana’s revenues

    In his last week address at Committee of Supply in the National Assembly, the Minister of Transport and Public Works, Eric Molale said progress has been made as the cargo project is underway.He added the airline has signed agreements with cargo...

  • EIA completed for coal siding facility in Gobabis

    When complete, the facility will be used to offload coal from Botswana into train at Walvis Bay, Namibia.“As a stop gap measure, my ministry is developing a coal siding facility in Gobabis, Namibia whereby coal from Botswana will be off loaded from...

  • Panda farmers to get 12 grain storage silos

    The government has provided funding for construction of silos in Pandamatenga as part of the common facilities to be utilised by commercial farmers operating within the agricultural Special Economic Zone.These modern facilities are expected to...

  • Sky is the limit for Staybridge Hotels

    He said then: “When the guest arrives, give him an experience that's ahead of what he anticipates. What I'm hoping is that folks come away from [our hotels] having expected something, and come away thinking 'wow, so much better than...

  • LCW set to bounce back to life

    Presenting his budget requests for 2023–2024 in Parliament this week, Trade and Industry minister, Mmusi Kgafela said the Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) had disbursed about P355.6 million to Delta Automotive Technologies Botswana and LCW.He...

  • BMC gets greenlight to export beef to UAE

    The Minister of Entrepreneurship, Karabo Gare said the greenlight follows the negotiations that were conducted at the Dubai Expo 2020 in February 2022 “Plans are underway to complete accreditation of the BMC Maun abattoir to also gain access to the...

  • BMC courts SEZA, LEA for illusive leather park

    Briefing Parliamentarians recently, Ministry of Entrepreneurship Karabo Gare said BMC is also reviving its tannery to have adequate base raw-material for the leather park project.“To this end given its existing assets, already serviced land, skills...

  • Housewife's creative knack pays bills

    She said it all started 30 years ago when she was developing her garden at home. By then she was just following her passion without knowing that it would at some point pay her bills.By then her garden was also coming up nicely catching the eye of...

  • Letshego, MCM seal P2.2bn deal

    Through the Memorandum of Understanding signed on Thursday, Letshego’s support will provide exclusive access to funding for MCM citizen-owned business partners.The CEEP initiative is designed to contribute to the country’s socio-economic...

  • Tlou to complete 10MW project in 2023 third-quarter

    The 100km transmission line runs from Nyamakatse to Botswana Power Corporation’s (BPC) substation in Serowe. Commenting on the group’s half-year financial results for the year ended December 31, 2022, Managing Director Anthony Gilby said...

  • BIHL wants turnaround in Letshego’s weak spots

    Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited, the country’s largest diversified financial services group, has been a loyal shareholder in Letshego, riding through recent periods of reduced profit contributions and growth.For the year ended December 2022,...

  • Choppies profit down 34%

    In its half year results for the six months ended 31 December 2022, the Botswana Stock Exchange-listed retailer said profits dropped by 34% to P83 million from P114 million that was recorded in corresponding period last year.Directors attributed the...

  • Gaotlhobogwe turns passion for upholstery into business

    The business, which operates besides the busy road that passes by Partial residential area in Gaborone, specialises in the production of furniture, repair of the old furniture and car interiors.It manufactures sofas, chest of drawers, television...

  • Payless eyes revival after closing down most stores

    Currently the group operates three stores in Molepolole, another one at BBS Mall in Gaborone and one in Block Six neighbourhood which operates on a part time basis.Payless CEO, Elliot Moshoke told BusinessWeek that the group is hoping for a P30.5...

  • Downward trend forecast on inflation

    The central bank says the direction of inflation allows it to adopt an "accommodative monetary policy stance" for this year, which could see interest rate cuts that put money back in borrowers' pockets.Briefing journalists on Thursday,...

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