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Lewanika Timothy
  • Absa predicts bleak 2024 for Botswana’s economy

    Absa Southern African economist, Ridle Marcus, last week revealed that inside forecast point to a tough year for Botswana’s economy with the main pressures coming from inflation facing commodities and a steep diamond price crunch.“The World Bank...

  • South Africa vs Israel: A contrarian view

    On October 7th, the paramilitary wings of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, launched a series of coordinated armed incursions into neighbouring Israeli territory, the first invasion of Israel since the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. The incursion ended...

  • Hope shimmers for troubled diamond market

    Signet, which is responsible for the sale of half of Botswana's diamonds in the retail market each year, shared signals of hope with both De Beers and local media during a round-table last week. Its CEO, Gina Drosos, said the global diamond...

  • The Catch-22 of modern parenting

    The yesteryear when children grew up under the same roof with their extended family members and ate from the same plate can only be reminisced upon and be missed by Gen X and other ‘fossil’ generations that came before that. It’s 2024 and kids...

  • Botswana to benefit from Russia diamond ban

    This week during a visit to the De Beers, Gina Drosos CEO of Signet Jewelers, an international jewelry trader said that she is hopeful that once the ban is fully instituted will direct the markets eyes to Botswana hopefully sparking up demand for the...

  • The elusive feat of crafting a winning electoral message

    Taking a step back to 2019 which were perhaps one of the nation’s most contested and heated elections, political parties across the political divide tried to convince the polity that the BDP`s rule as a supreme demagogue had come to end, using vast...

  • 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...

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