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Lewanika Timothy
  • Gov't seeds P1bn towards fuel security

    The facility, to be located along the Trans-Kalahari Highway a few kilometres from Gantsi, is meant to strengthen the security of fuel supply in the western part of the country. BOL officials revealed that while the international threshold for a...

  • The aisle that skunks

    Like the old feeble suggests, not all that glitters is gold and a peep into Botswana’s castle in the air reveals a rather bitter sweet narrative. Democracy as a political ideal, functions best at the backdrop of an army of institutions that need to...

  • Dusking 2023 sees easing on inflation fog of war

    The rate of change in prices has been on an upward movement since the advent of COVID-19 when supply chain channels were disrupted and since then countries like Botswana have arms up against the price monster.The central bank this month pegged...

  • SMMEs struggle to stay afloat in 2023

    Despite government’s efforts through policy interventions and ramped up funding opportunities, SMMEs growth and survival rates have been plummeting with many of them protracted to playing only in the informal sector.An evaluation of SMMEs...

  • Vula makes strides in purified water value chains

    Vula is a purified water bottle company operating in Selebi-Phikwe. Despite being a young company with operations that started in August this year, it has muscled its way into the market, asserting itself as a force to reckon with in purified water...

  • Zambian firm looks to list equity on BSE

    In an interview with Business Monitor on the sidelines of a bell ringing ceremony last week, United Capital chairperson, Chance Kabaghe said the company is exploring an equity raise on the BSE depending on whether the bond capital float proves to be...

  • Escalating consumer complaints worry CCA

    Delivering the Authority’s annual report overview last week, CCA CEO, Tebelelo Pule said consumers in the country are at risk of unfair business practices that emanate from practices that are not in line with fair business. This, according to Pule,...

  • CCA registers its first merger rejections

    The authority is mandated to regulate all merger and acquisition activities taking place in Botswana, a responsibility that ensures that markets remain competitive and no firm assumes monopoly or undue market dominance in any sector.On Tuesday, the...

  • BoB engages consultant to boost interbank activity

    Under the agreement signed this week in Gaborone, the central bank will work hand in hand with Frontclear on drafting a money market diagnostic framework, a policy that will guide money market operations in the country.The local money market is a...

  • High insurance claim rejections worry NBFIRA

    According to NBFIRA, complaints against brokers mainly stem from poor advisory services rendered to clients which leads to underinsurance of risks.Speaking at Botswana Life’s recent Broker Connect Conference, NBFIRA CEO, Oduetse Motshidisi said...

  • Farmers Market disrupts agricultural value chains

    The spirited entrepreneur is bent on creating a platform that sparks conversations on how agriculture in Botswana can be made better and he does this through a renowned farmers market that is hosted annually in Molepolole. The farmers market is a...

  • Gov’t hints all party funding next year

    Political party funding has been a bone of contention in Botswana’s political landscape, a plea that was initially argued for by political stalwarts of old like the late Dr.Kenneth Koma and others. By then Dr Koma and company held the view that the...

  • Shell, Engen merger threatens fuel supply monopoly

    The Competition and Consumer Authority (CCA), a government body overseeing anti-competitive practices, has expressed reservations about the merger, pointing out the dominant market share of the two companies in the country's energy...

  • Weakening fiscus expected to raise gov't debt appetite

    In their presentation of the budget statutory paper to Parliament members, officials disclosed that the expected high deficit for the 2024–2025 financial budget may lead to a reassessment of debt ceilings and an increased reliance on borrowing to...

  • Lucara revenues defy market downturn

    The company said for the quarter ending September, its sales picked to $56.9 million outperforming market expectations that diamond revenues will sink due to a subdued diamond market.A quarterly report released by the Canadian company noted that the...

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