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Pauline Dikuelo
  • Retrenchment exercise costs BTC P67m

    This is revealed in the country’s telecom giant’s financial results for the six months ended 30 September 2022. BTC recently laid off about 196 workers as part of its resource optimisation exercise.When commenting on the group’s published...

  • Botswana wins bid to host gambling regulators conference

    Before COVID-19, the conference was hosted in Jamaica, Denmark, South Africa and Melbourne.The conference will be hosted by Botswana’s Gambling Authority (GA) in collaboration with the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) in...

  • Jwaneng Police concerned by rising stock theft cases

    "We have some suspects in custody regarding the issue, but it seems like it's a syndicate, we have realised that they are some who spot these cattle, some use horses, then there are those who slaughter and those who transport them to the...

  • Two arrested for stealing alcohol

    The duo were caught trying to flee the scene while the third one managed to escape during the police chase.Assistant Supritendent, Kenyaditswe Mafoko, of Jwaneng Police Station said the incident happened during the day."When the incident...

  • Six year old dies after falling from a moving car

    "The family had come to Jwaneng from Thankane to buy feeds for their livestock and also buy groceries for the family. The child was alone at the back of the van, and when the car hit bumps, she fell out of the car and unfortunately got hit by...

  • BTC losses P29million to cable theft

    According to the group' s financial results for the six months ending 30 September 2022, the financial perfomance for the period was depressed by an escalation in replacement costs for stolen copper from their network.BTC Managing Director,...

  • Offshore instability cuts BPOPF’s assets by P3bn

    Addressing the media recently, the fund’s Chief Investment Officer, Tshephang Loeto said producing positive returns in the markets has been difficult ever since the end of the financial year in March, particularly on the offshore side.“In April,...

  • BBS rebrands as BBS Bank Limited

    The name change was part of BBS's application for a banking license, which was granted by Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) in September this year.In October 2022, Bank of Botswana formally granted the company the license to...

  • BERA stops export of petroleum products without valid liscence

    In the past the Authority had an arrangement with the Botswana Unified Revenue Service that allowed a person to export up to 100 litres for own use without the need for an export license.However, BERA said they have noted that such an arrangement is...

  • Trade ministry reassures school uniform industry

    In most instances, a record-high number of SMEs have been indicated to fail within their early years of conception.Usually, SMEs require growth and expansion which can come if businesses have access to markets beyond their borders. Often at times,...

  • Choppies stores accommodate local uniform manufacturers

    This follows the implementation of the statutory instrument on school uniforms which prohibits the importation of school uniforms into the country.Speaking to Tecla Evans, the ATAB president, through this partnership he said, they aim to bring...

  • BusinessMonitor wraps up 2022

    Ministry of Entrepreneurship launched The Ministry of Entrepreneurship was established following the rationalisation of ministries, parastatals, and public entities to provide leadership and overall policy direction, strategy, and standards for...

  • BTC retrenches 196 staff in ‘resource optimisation exercise’

    The corporation embarked on the resource optimisation exercise in May this year to ensure the business and its people could evolve and thrive in the rapidly changing industry of telecommunications and technology.According to a statement from the...

  • Trans-Kalahari railway moves closer to reality

    The project will also create employment and alleviate poverty in both countries.The Trans-Kalahari railway line will cover 1,500 kilometres from the Mmamabula coalfields in Botswana to Walvis Bay, Namibia.It will connect to the railway line down to...

  • BMC gets P300m injection

    The money will be used to finance the commission's growth strategy, the Meriting Strategy.This comes after BMC approached the government in July with a request for financial assistance to undertake reforms through its Meriting Strategy.The...

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