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Pauline Dikuelo
  • CEDA funded project failures blamed on promoters

    Responding to a question on impediments in the way for entrepreneurial successes in Botswana, Entrepreneurship minister Karabo Gare admitted that indeed there were hindrances faced by business owners.“I am aware of various impediments in the way of...

  • FNBB fee income reaches P789m

    Non-interest income has been a star performer for FNBB over the years, as the bank has reaped the dividends of its heavy investment in fintech innovation.In the six months to December 2022, FNBB’s non-interest income grew by five percent to P757.3...

  • BITC focuses on policy advocacy for 2024

    Mmegi: What is the BITC’s focus this year, looking at the continuing stabilisation of the economy from the post-Covid period?Olebile: (We are focusing on) Policy Advocacy and Reforms:We will continue to work closely with government bodies to...

  • CCA approves Khoemacau’s sale

    Highly placed sources told BusinessWeek that the deal, the largest in the country’s private sector, is on track to be finalised in the first half of the year, as originally anticipated by the parties involved.On Wednesday, the CCA confirmed the...

  • BAMB assures on adequate grain supplies

    Known as the SGR, the strategic grain reserves usually involve government buying crops and taking responsibility for their storage until they are needed to make up for shortfalls in the economy.BAMB’s silo storage capacity is 85,000 metric tonnes...

  • Sefalana’s Namibian operations shine

    When presenting the financial results for the period ended October 29, 2023, Sefalana Group Finance Director, Mohamed Osman said this was largely contributed to their Namibian operations. "This business makes a significant contribution to...

  • BITC steps in to boost local firms for AfCFTA

    The training programme is conducted in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC) under the framework of the Botswana Exporter Development Programme (BEDP) and will feature modules such as “the Opportunity of Intra-African Trade,...

  • BITC redoubles efforts to guide exporters

    Through its Botswana Export Development Programme (BEDP), which was launched in 2013, the government’s investment arm has provided various interventions to companies to help them reach export readiness.The programme empowers local businesses to be...

  • National lottery faces cancellation

    Insiders close to the latest developments told BusinessWeek that despite the Gambling Authority (GA) and its preferred bidder, Ithuba Botswana, having completed negotiations almost a year ago, progress towards kick-starting the lottery has been...

  • EU goes ahead with contested diamond move

    Under the move, the G7 wants all global rough diamond production shipped Antwerp for certification that the stones are not of Russian origin, something described by Minerals and Energy minister, Lefoko Moagi, as “market swallowing”.The G7 or...

  • Manhunt for rape suspect

    The victim and a male friend were accompanying the suspect home from a drinking spot. On the way, the suspect allegedly started harassing the victim claiming the two had 'unfinished business'.Initial reports to the police suggest that the...

  • Man rapes 14-year-old girl

    Mmegi Online has learnt that on the fateful day, the victim together with her friend had gone to the suspect's house after he invited them with the offer of milk. When they tried to go back home, the suspect advised against the idea saying it was...

  • Mother accused of shielding child abuser boyfriend

    Gantsi police station commander, Superintendent Modiro Lekone, told MmegiOnline that law enforcement removed the child from the home and handed her over to social workers while investigations continue.He said they received a report that the mother...

  • Teen burns uncle's house after being disciplined

    Gantsi station commander, Superintendent Modiro Lekone, said in the incident that occurred in Dikara settlement, a few kilometres from the village, the suspect started by harassing his girlfriend's father over a solar panel."It seems the...

  • Thieves steal booze, TV from bar in Jwaneng

    Jwaneng Police station commander, Superintendent Thuso Basuti, told MmegiOnline that the hunt was on for the group."We are still searching for the culprits and plead with anyone who has information regarding this issue to assist. “The stolen...

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