Growing the seeds of innovation

Doing business in Africa: Maurice says regulatory environments differ drastically from one country to the next in Africa PIC: MBONGENI MGUNI
Doing business in Africa: Maurice says regulatory environments differ drastically from one country to the next in Africa PIC: MBONGENI MGUNI

On the sidelines of this week’s Forbes Under 30 Summit, two international firms – one already in the country and the other looking for local opportunities to put money in – spoke to Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI about what they believe are the ingredients for entrepreneurial success in Botswana

As the world gathered in Gaborone for the Forbes Under 30 Summit this week, much of the formal and informal conversations were around how to boost the country’s entrepreneurial prowess, one of the elusive ingredients needed for broad, citizen-based economic upliftment.

As the city was agog with young entrepreneurs from all over the world, mingling with their local peers and exchanging ideas and contacts, one of the recurring themes was how to best support innovation, one of the elusive ingredients for the entrepreneurial prowess.

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Routine child vaccination imperative

The recent Vaccination Day in Motokwe, orchestrated through collaborative efforts between UNICEF, USAID, BRCS, and the Ministry of Health, underscores a commendable stride towards fortifying child health services.The painful reality as reflected by the Ministry of Health's data regarding the decline in routine immunisation coverage since the onset of the pandemic, is a cause for concern.It underscores the urgent need to address the...

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