Thalefang Charles
Staff Writer
  • A bird’s eye view of the 2023 Budget Speech

    Despite anticipated deceleration of global economic growth in 2022 and 2023 by 3.4% and 2.9%, respectively, Botswana strongly rebounded from the adverse effects of the pandemic posting growth of 11.8% in 2021 with growth projected to 6.7% and 4% in...

  • Is the vegetable ban bearing fruit?

    The ban which came into effect on 1 January 2022 targeted 16 vegetables such as onions, butternut, tomatoes, watermelons, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, and ginger. The ban is intended to support local farmers, increase national food security by...

  • A sombre mood before Joy of Jazz

    But the joy came when the legendary composer and pianist sat down and started 'tickling the ivories' marking the opening of the 15th Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival in Newtown, Johannesburg.  Ibrahim sat silently during most part of the act,...

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