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Pauline Dikuelo
  • 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...

  • Hosting international events boosts economy– BITC

    Of recent, hardly a month passes without an international conference being held in Botswana, part of what government has been pushing for through the Meeting,Incentives, Conference and Exhibitions (MICE) strategy. As a result, President Mokgweetsi...

  • Masisi worried about growth of lab-grown diamonds

    Masisi, whose country Botswana produces gem quality stones, added the synthetics have rapidly gained ground in the market posing both challenges and opportunities for the industry.“At first glance, the rise of LGDs may seem like a formidable...

  • Citizen firm participates in ODC’s first exclusive tender

    ODC Managing Director, Mmetla Masire, said the number at the recent auction was impressive as this was the first exclusive offer for citizens, despite the fact that no company managed to buy goods during the auction.“Local participation was...

  • Gambling industry revamp to create 2,700 jobs

    Officially opening this week’s International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) conference, said the plan is expected to create 2,797 direct jobs. “Our licensing plan supports Small, Medium and Micro-Enterprises (SMMEs) and will also bring...

  • FAO pumps P140m into development projects

    The projects addressed critical areas such as horticulture, aquaculture, apiculture development, food and nutrition policy development, post-harvest loss management, the cultivation of good agricultural practices, quality management systems, and the...

  • #PushaBW is bearing fruit- BITC

    Officials at the government’s integrated investment and trade promotion authority said since the launch of the #PushaBW initiative they have seen local retail stores listing the local products.Speaking during the #PushaBW forum on the sidelines of...

  • MCM empowers SMEs

    Initiated in May 2022, CEEP aims to boost Botswana's socio-economic development and foster robust service industries capable of serving both domestic mines and potentially exporting services in the future.Speaking at the PushaBw forum during the...

  • Tshuma’s big dream to open welding franchise

    Case in point is Modisaotsile Tshuma, a young and highly motivated entrepreneur who eight years ago used his welding skills and passion to set up his enterprise.His Palapye-based company, which trades as General Trade and Manufacturing Supplies,...

  • Global Expo hailed as economic accelerator

    This year, the expo also features the inaugural European Union-Botswana Business Forum.Officially launching the 17th edition of the showcase on Wednesday, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said the expo offers an opportunity for delegates to discuss issues...

  • EU-Botswana business forum headlines Global Expo

    The Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) will host the 17th Edition of the Expo under the theme ‘AfCFTA as a springboard for improved Intra-Africa trade’ and a key feature of this year’s edition will be the business forum which starts on...

  • DPF’s assets soar to P10.5bn

    The DPF is the country’s second-largest pension fund after the Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund, and the largest covering the private sector.The DPF’s positive performance was driven by stronger economic growth, positive earnings outlook,...

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