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Pauline Dikuelo
  • Tax base needs to expand – FNBB

    Speaking during the First National Bank Botswana's (FNBB) annual Budget Review Seminar on Tuesday, the bank's economist, Gomolemo Basele, stressed the importance of creating a buffer against any volatility in mineral revenues, noting that...

  • Phakalane Estates vision on track

    Bodulo Apartments will have 39 one-bedroom units and 45 two-bedroom units. The apartments will be modern and contemporary in style. Based on nuanced architectural design, the property sees the finest aesthetics and finishings, in keeping with the...

  • Sefalana undeterred by P24m loss

    According to the group’s recently released audited financial statements for the year ended April 30, 2021, the loss was contributed by the challenging current environment. Managing director Chandra Chauhan said the group had put in place measures,...

  • Ketshabile's bootstrap trip up entrepreneurial ladder

    It was 11 years ago when Ketshabile took a bold decision left his paying job, sold his car and cleaned his savings to start a business Braintec Cleaning Services. Kebatshabile said he was mostly inspired by government’s decision to promote local...

  • Companies battle for Dubai spot

    The companies battling it out for the spot include Alosa Group Companies, Bio-Watt Botswana, Brastorne Entreprises, CRACKit Tuition, Afri Getaway, Croma Lifting Equipment store, Glotto, Kobe Twins, N&M Productions, and Stol Petroleum.As part of the...

  • Absa unveils Youth Banking bundle

    The new offering, which targets customers from 0 to 30 years of age provides access to a suite of solutions to serve their transactional and savings needs, as well as borrowing and protection needs as their financial sophistication grows and reaches...

  • BVI diversifies away from FMD vaccines

    Since its inception 37 years ago, BVI has played an important role as the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) regional reference laboratory for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) for Sub Saharan Africa, making BVI as one of the only two such...

  • Residential property market expected to rebound

    This week, Real Estate Institute of Botswana (REIB) president, Sethebe Manake said the recovery would likely be driven by the hunger for investment, as opportunities are plenty in the market.“The housing market will remain competitive as there is...

  • BMC fails to fulfil ‘lucrative’ Norway quota

    The Norway quota, provided under the Southern African Customs Union/Norway European Free Trade Association (EFTA) quota arrangement, allows preferential access to 3,700 tonnes of beef to the European country each year from Botswana, Namibia and...

  • Botswana woos Middle East tourists

    The conference gathered key stakeholders from across the Middle East and focused on travel and tourism as well as investment opportunities in Botswana. It officially launched the ‘destination Botswana’ campaign attracting over 70 delegates...

  • Mabapi Fire Engineering Institute trains next gen firefighters

    Mafhoko left his employ to start Mabapi Fire Services Training Institute in 2016 to fill a void in the market where no one ever attempted. The fire academy is part of the new wave of career training pathways that are preparing students for very...

  • Competition Authority closes nine regional offices

    The offices had ensured that the consumer protection and fair competition services are readily accessible to businesses and consumers. The closed offices are in Kanye, Jwaneng, Tshabong, Hukuntsi, Gantsi, Maun, Kasane, Selebi-Phikwe and Serowe.They...

  • COVID-19 worsens BotsPost’s string of losses

    According to its annual report made available this week, BotswanaPost has recorded after-tax losses from as far back as the 2017 financial year, with only a narrow P3.1 million profit recorded in 2018. In its latest annual report, the group...

  • BEMA Strikes Uniform Supply Deal With Ackermans

    This followed a lobby by the Botswana Exporters & Manufacturers Association (BEMA) for local manufacturers to be given support by retailers operating locally. BEMA, which is a body representing local manufacturers, said their efforts are bearing...

  • BDC group posts P63m loss as COVID-19 hits subsidiaries

    In results unveiled recently, the group said the weaker performance was due to its subsidiaries’ exposure to sectors hard hit by the pandemic. BDC, a government investment agency charged with economic diversification, has subsidiaries in...

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