A tale of two sectors

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While by their nature, energy and mining enjoy a symbiotic relationship, both being capital intensive and mutually inclusive economic sectors, 2013 demonstrated that their fortunes can be poles apart.

The mining sector was generally robust during the year, with the flagship diamond industry exporting P25,1 billion Botswana-produced stones by October, compared to P23,2 billion for the full year 2012.

The diamond industry also came full circle with the relocation of Diamond Trading International from London and the commencement of total De Beers’ group diamond sales from Gaborone in November. The milestone now means Botswana now boasts all stages of the diamond value chain from production to polishing to jewellery manufacturing.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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