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Keikantse Lesemela
  • Engineering sector seeks protection from SA companies

    Botswana Confederation of Commerce Industry and Manpower (BOCCIM) engineering sector chairperson, Obed Motsumi said they have observed that a lot of companies in South Africa obtain wide agency status from Original Equipment Manufactures (OEM)...

  • Govt warns tractor owners over fuel advances

    Responding to a question in Parliament on Wednesday, assistant Minister of Agriculture, Oreeditse Molebatsi said the ministry does not allow this practice as fuel was considered when determining the rates for payment of tractor owners. “I am...

  • CEDA to spend P340m on projects

    CEDA chief executive officer, Thabo Thamane told BusinessWeek that although most clients have high arrears the organisation is supporting them through mentorship and training.  “We want to create viable and sustainable citizen owned...

  • PPADB approves P704m Kanye water tender

    According to the chief water engineer at Water Affairs department, Gabalemogwe Moanakwena, the project is expected to commence beginning of August and be completed in January 2017.  “The contractor’s offer was accepted on 23 June...

  • PPADB approves P704m Kanye water tender

    According to the chief water engineer at Water Affairs department, Gabalemogwe Moanakwena, the project is expected to commence beginning of August and be completed in January 2017.  “The contractor’s offer was accepted on 23 June...

  • Sechaba reels under tough alcohol regulations

    In the annual report for the year ended March 31 2014, the brewer says although exports rose, local sales of alcoholic beverages’ softened by 2.4 percent as the levy coupled with tough traditional beer regulations dropped total sales by three...

  • BURS constructs P542m head office in CBD

    The foundation for the headquarters, estimated to cost P452 million, was laid on Tuesday.  The first phase of the project, which includes bulk earthworks, has already been completed at a cost of P27 million. The second phase entails the...

  • Govt ups efforts to monitor mega-projects

    The launch of PMO comes on the backdrop of numerous bungled government mega projects with some of the delays and poor delivery blamed on lack of skilled project managers, inability to attract and retain skilled project engineers and lack of project...

  • Business reporters key to indebtedness story Thamane

    Speaking at CEDA’s workshop for business journalists last Wednesday, Thamane added his organisation’s voice to growing cross-sectoral concerns on the rising levels of household indebtedness. “Government is concerned about the high...

  • Trading licences requirements relaxed

    Speaking at the annual general meeting held in Gaborone on Wednesday, BOCCIM president Lekwalo Mosienyane said they remained firm on their mandate of ensuring a conducive business environment. “We engaged government through the already...

  • Botswana submits EIA for Walvis Bay project

    The corporate communications manager of Botswana Railways, Kefilwe Batsalelwang told Mmegi Business that the comments from residents were incorporated into the report and submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in Namibia by end of...

  • Botswana signs tax deals with 17 countries

    In 2013, Botswana signed similar agreements with 12 countries and this year has engaged five more countries including China, Zambia, Swaziland, Lesotho and Ireland. The agreements are meant to facilitate closer co-operation between the...

  • Khoemacau to apply for mining license

    “We are ready to start mining as soon as we get licensing. We are looking forward to submitting applications by September. We have five prospecting licenses and only one was renewed last year, which is based in Maun, but now our...

  • Petra Diamonds targets Central Kalahari

    The company’s technical director, Jim Davidson said they have no plans for production soon but they are still focused on exploration. “We have identified the kimberlite in Central Kalahari but from the sample we have not yet got the...

  • Ministry not aggressive in attracting FDI-PAC

    Assessing the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Wednesday, MP for Kgatleng East Isaac Mabiletsa said,  “We can see the efforts but what proof can you show that this is the result of your efforts in bringing FDI into the...

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