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Pauline Dikuelo
  • Man charged with indecent assault on 13-year old stepdaughter

    According to the charge sheet, it is alleged that the accused person on December 18, unlawfully and indecently sexually assaulted his step daughter by touching her buttocks and caressing her breasts.Appearing before Gantsi Senior Magistrate, Molema...

  • BMC exports first consignment of beef to UAE

    Earlier this year, the BMC was accredited to export beef to the UAE following negotiations that were conducted at the Expo. It was also revealed that plans are also underway to complete accreditation of the BMC Maun abattoir to also gain access to...

  • Gov't drives clean energy growth with rooftop solar

    “The ministry is actively pursuing the development of offgrid solar PV solutions to provide electricity to remote areas that are currently not connected to the grid. This initiative will further increase renewable energy contribution to our energy...

  • Sparks fly as mineworkers meet Khoemacau ExCo

    BusinessWeek is informed that the mineworkers met with executive management this week in the aftermath of the $1.8 billion (P25.2 billion) deal sealed by MMG to take over the country’s largest copper producer.In a heated meeting that reportedly...

  • Chinese firm muscles into local copper

    The deal is the biggest private sector acquisition to date in the local market and gives MMG access to a top-producing asset in the rich but underdeveloped Kalahari Copperbelt. The sale, which is expected to close in the first half of 2024, is...

  • Stakeholders embrace #PushaBW

    The launch of the campaign has seen local retailers increasing the number of local products on their shelves and also committing to engaging local producers on their listing requirements.Under the stewardship of BITC, the campaign has spurred local...

  • COVID-19 forced CEDA to foreclose P175m worth accounts

    He told Members of Parliament that CEDA has foreclosed about 237 accounts valued at P175 million since the pandemic, with two from the hospitality sector valued at P25 million. As at March 31, 2020, before the onset of COVID-19, CEDA’s portfolio...

  • Diseko on path to build interior design empire

    She shared her journey in the world of design with BusinessMonitor. “It all started in high school when I did Design and Technology which I aced, and then proceeded to the senior school, and passed as well,” Diseko said. “I later enrolled for...

  • Firms more optimistic in Q3, BoB survey finds

    The latest edition of the BoB quarterly Business Expectations Survey (BES) indicates that confidence amongst firms has continued to improve compared to the previous survey that was done in the second quarter of this year.The survey highlighted that...

  • YDF wheels jam as youth fail to repay loans

    The call was made by President Mokgweetsi Masisi in his last week’s State of The Nation Address where he bemoaned that the repayment of loans is currently low. “For the sustainability of the fund, as well as for equity, I urge recipients of loans...

  • Live cattle exports extended for one year

    Live cattle sales had temporarily been opened up from October 2020 as a way of giving farmers alternative income streams outside of the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC), which has been the sole institution statutorily allowed to export beef products in...

  • Horticulture Market set to resurrect

    Presenting the State of the Nation Address on Monday, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said government will facilitate the establishment of a horticulture market.“The market will enhance self-reliance, access, competitiveness, and price stability, the...

  • Serial entrepreneurs plugs the medical manufacturing gap

    The duo’s company, which trades as Medical Devices Botswana, provides a diversified range of high quality pharmaceutical products that include anti-retroviral, anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic and anti-biotic tablets and capsules. It was in 2016...

  • Temo Letlotlo to supplement strategic grain reserves

    To facilitate seamless execution of the scheme, the Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board (BAMB) has been tasked with the responsibility of collecting donations. At minimum, BAMB is required to keep 10,000 tonnes of sorghum, 10,000 tonnes of maize,...

  • Cheap imports force closure of Bolux’s pasta plant

    On Tuesday, Bolux CEO, Christo Ellis told Botswana Investment Trade Centre (BITC) officials that the closure was largely because of stiff competition from imported pasta and declining profitability.The BITC is visiting some of its assisted companies...

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