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Lewanika Timothy
  • Botash kick-starts P6bn expansion project

    As part of the recently launched strategy, the company seeks to double its salt and soda ash production capacity whilst adding a new product, sodium bicarbonate.Botash recently launched its five-year strategy dubbed, ‘Double in Five Safely’. The...

  • New studies confirm platinum, critical minerals’ deposits

    The platinum deposits have been spotted in the Gantsi and Chobe areas. Platinum is a rare mineral with wide industrial usages, including in the production of optical fibres and turbine blades.One of the critical minerals, manganese, has been...

  • FNB launches eWalletPro

    The latest product is a payment solution by FNB that will allow for monetary payments and transactions to be credited to cell phone wallets and cards by users. Just like cheques, eWallet Pro allows account holders to send and pay debtors only that...

  • Insurance sector raps gov’t for ‘overcrowding’ market

    Across the continent, government lead in the provision of healthcare to the public, often at subsidised rates, leaving a sliver of the market for the private sector. This, insurance sector experts say, inhibits the growth of the industry.For Sanlam...

  • BURS confident of reaching P60bn target

    Each financial year, the Finance ministry sets the tax agency a target for collections, based on economic conditions, policy initiatives such as an increase in rates and other considerations. This year, tax earnings are expected to contribute up to...

  • LLR seeks partners for African campaign

    The listed group’s ‘Go to Africa’ strategy suffered a knock early this year when a shareholder tussle resulted in the exit of Grit Real Estate, the pan-African group that was leading LLR’s push into the continent.From being the second largest...

  • Woes of a forgotten citizenry: 57 years later

    As the curtain falls on September, many are always taken aback at what the “underdog” has turned into. For those who were alive on the day 57 years ago, many still fail to reconcile what they see in the present with the bleak yesteryears of...

  • Rantatana’s rise in world of design and fashion

    Narrating her journey to the world of design and fashion, the fashion designer reveals she has always had a hunch about belonging in the fashion industry, citing her adolescent attraction to clothes and art. Rantatana explains it is from this...

  • BTC Mobile ups ante in mobile money wars

    The new product is aimed at lower-earning individuals who may not be the target market for the mainstream financial services sector.The move to introduce insurance under beMOBILE Smega, BTC's mobile money product, boosts the group’s fintech...

  • Gloomy P3bn railway line deal hangs in the balance

    Transnet, which is a South African parastatal in custody of all the country’s ports, rail and pipelines, has been heralding the dawn of trade interconnectedness between Botswana and South Africa since 2011.Delayed by bureaucratic bottlenecks, it is...

  • Property Plug breaks ground in construction industry

    “Construction is not specially endowed for males alone, and I am the exact proof that women can break ground in the built in industry,” she tells BusinessMonitor. Mophato is the brains behind construction outfit, Property Plug, which has been...

  • Pain at the pumps returns as fuel prices rise

    BERA, which calculates fuel prices and recommends adjustments to the Ministry of Minerals and Energy, began a series of retail pump price cuts last year, stretching into this year, which helped ease inflation off the 14-year highs seen last...

  • BDC scores P736m loan for climate funding

    The loan will help the BDC support local investment in green technologies and industries as well as other funding needs in key sectors of the economy.BDC officials said the funding would enhance the organisation’s ability to stimulate local...

  • Should the world ditch the “mighty” US dollar?

    They say when America sneezes, the whole world catches a cold. Increasingly these days, there are efforts by many countries to ensure that the US’ cold remains within its borders. The stranglehold of the dollar on international trade is facing a...

  • GROUPTAG22 takes events management to next level

    Born with an ear for good music and a heart that leaps at the thought of attending an event, Chinhengo says his dream and passion was always to make other people happy through his love for music and sense of creativity.This flare would later lead him...

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