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Keikantse Lesemela
  • Gaborone demo calls for Botswana’s intervention in Gaza

    The demonstrators marched from the Mosque in Extension Four to Parliament to publicise their cause. After they failed to meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Phandu Skelemani who was not available they marched to Ministry of Education offices...

  • Delta dairies goes under the hammer

    A Writ of Execution has been issued against citizen milk producing plant, Delta Dairies, paving the way for the company to go under the hammer in two weeks time. The Writ of Execution was issued by the registrar of the Industrial Court on August 4,...

  • NDB dolls up for commercialisation

    Currently in the process of being privatised, the statutory bank is undergoing some major changes that will eventually see it running as a commercial entity.  Speaking at the launch of the new logo in Gaborone last week, NDB Chief executive...

  • Regulation of contractors gathers steam

    The Minister of Infrastructure Science and Technology (MIST), Johnie Swartz said the drafting of the appropriate legislation for registration of construction contractors in all disciplines is in progress and will be in place next year. Speaking at...

  • Regulation of contractors gathers steam

    Speaking at the Infrastructure Science and Technology Pitso held in Gaborone this week the minister said that these efforts are meant to bring professionalism in the construction industry where shoddy jobs have been blamed on fly-by-night...

  • Ghaghoo diamonds to auction before year-end

      In a press statement released last week, Gem Diamonds chief executive, Clifford Elphick said the first diamonds produced during the commissioning of the plant are high quality and average size as compared to those mined during the exploration...

  • Sedibeng Sa Lerato Trust receives donations

    Speaking during handing over ceremony, Flying Mission communications manager Paul Tanner said they started supporting the trust in 2011.  “Flying Mission supports this trust by mobilising resources, providing advice and...

  • Rural investment strategy on the cards

    The motion, moved by the Member for Parliament (MP) for Shoshong, Phillip Makgalemele noted that rural areas must compete for investors. “I am much aware that rural areas do not exist in isolation, but they are an integral part of Botswana....

  • Delta Dairies dragged to court over unpaid salaries

    As financial woes for the first citizen owned milk-processing plant worsen, on Wednesday, the workers took to the Industrial Court after having gone without salaries for the past two months. In an interim ruling issued by Justice Tebogo Maruping at...

  • BMC secures facility to ease cash flow woes

    Speaking in Parliament last week, the assistant Minister of Agriculture, Oreeditse Molebatsi said BMC is required to pay farmers within three days of cattle delivery. But this creates a cash flow problem as the commission only receives cash from the...

  • LEA proves its mettle in economic development

    LEA was established by the Small Business Act of 2004 as a statutory authority but only started operations in 2007. Its key sectors are manufacturing, tourism, agriculture and services. “From humble beginnings, LEA has evolved as a brand which...

  • LEA launches an all-sector strategy

    In the past strategy, 2010-2014 LEA only focused on four sectors of the economy which include dairy, leather, piggery and horticulture. Launching the new four-year strategy in Gaborone this week, LEA chief executive, Tebogo Matome said the authority...

  • BR Properties re-brands for market penetration

    The company started in 2007 with a five-year conceptual business plan, which elapsed in 2012. A review was undertaken, resulting in the formulation of a three-year organisational strategy, which was adopted in 2013. Speaking at the launch of the new...

  • Lobatse student scoops golden star award

    He received a cheque of P20,000 from President Ian Khama on Friday at Boipuso Hall, where the Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) convened the awards ceremony for the top achievers in the Form Five exams. Goveya said at the event that although he...

  • Technology Park gets first tenant

    Speaking at the signing ceremony last week, BIH Chief Executive, Allan Boshwaen said an Australian Company, ConceroTel (Pty) Ltd, which is a joint venture with Decibel Enterprises Botswana, will establish a new satellite communications hub facility,...

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