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Queen of the beads

Queen of the beads

Her fascination with beads developed as a curious six-year-old. Whilst most girls her age were playing with dolls and barbies, Boitumelo Amanda Lebang was...
Power generation drops by 37.1%

Power generation drops by 37.1%

Botswana’s days of over reliance on imported electricity are far from over if the current production figures released by Statistics Botswana (SB) are anything...
Choppies Zim to stay

Choppies Zim to stay

Ongoing public anger over the worsening economic conditions in Zimbabwe will not deter Choppies Group of Companies from continuing to do business in the...
Stanbic Bank supports savings groups

Stanbic Bank Supports Savings Groups

Stanbic Bank Botswana embraces and empowers members of the community through sustainable financial solutions. The Bank shared this upon launching the new Matshelo Savings Account,...
De Beers must thrive in uncertainty

De Beers must thrive in uncertainty

Diamond miner and marketer, De Beers must learn to thrive in uncertainty, says new CEO Bruce Cleaver, who took over the reins from outgoing...
Puma Energy Opens New Filling Station

Puma Energy Opens New Filling Station

Puma Energy last Friday officially opened their new filling station at Rail-park Mall. This was an exciting event for Puma Energy as the site is...
Botswana Life Launches New Products

Botswana Life Launches New Products

Botswana Life Insurance Limited (BLIL) this week launched three new products in an attempt to increase its market share. The three new products, tasked mainly...
Choppies dominance worries companies

Choppies Dominance Worries Companies

Companies have raised fears of Choppies encroaching their market share by offering similar products through their rampant diversification programme spearheaded by the whole acquisitions...
Botswana, Namibia Enhance Trade Relations

Botswana, Namibia Enhance Trade Relations

The Ministry of Trade of Investment, Trade and Industry through Botswana Investment and Trade Centre this week held a high level business round-table to...
Meet the boss

Meet the boss

The woman on top Catherine Lesetedi-Letegele was appointed as BIHL Group CEO effective 1st March 2016, bringing with her, a vast skill-set from across the...
Over P300 million for Chobe ProjectsOver P300 million for Chobe Projects

Over P300 million for Chobe Projects

In a district where 74% of the land is taken up by Chobe National Park and six Forest Reserves, Chobe Land Board has the...
FNB sponsors IPA awards

FNB sponsors IPA awards

First National Bank of Botswana took part in the just ended AIF 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) as a silver sponsor. The strategic partnership,...
Accountants urged to help the taxman

Accountants urged to help the taxman

Certified chartered accountants affiliated with the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) have been urged to ensure that the organisations they work for adhere...
CEDA to fund street vendors

CEDA to fund street vendors

Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) intends to embark on an ambitious plan to fund street vendors. This was revealed by the agency's Chief Executive Officer,...
Vivo Energy Introduces fuel card

Vivo Energy Introduces fuel card

ViVo Energy has, in its drive to stay in the forefront of fuels technology and development, introduced its Leokwane rechargeable card, that is expected...
Entrepreneurs urged to tap into manufacturing

Entrepreneurs urged to tap into manufacturing

Businessmen and women in Francistown have been urged to venture into manufacturing where more opportunities are still waiting to be tapped into. Citizen Entrepreneurial Development...

Dedicated to food production

As a mother of nine, 57-year-old Tirelo Sekhobe has had to work incredibly hard to support her big family. Having spent all her life in...
GDP Shoots Up In first quarter

GDP Shoots Up In first quarter

The country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew a robust 2.8 percent in the first quarter of the current 2016/17 financial year starting April and...
City's oldest shop Kan Kan close doors

Tough times for F/town businesses

City's oldest shop Kan Kan close doors, more to follow The city of Francistown is going through a rough patch. With the recent closure of one...
HRDC standing at a staggering P600 million and inundated with fraud

HRDC Fund Defrauded

The Human Resource Development fund is said to be standing at a staggering P600 million and inundated with fraud. About nine training providers are said...
Zim govt in u-turn

Zim govt in u-turn

Suspends new import rules Zimbabwe government was this week forced to eat a humble pie and suspend ban of importation of goods that range from...
Agric Issues Important

Agric Issues Important

AMI CRITICIZES AFRICA MEDIA The Chief Executive Officer of the African Media Initiative (AMI), Eric Chinje, has criticized the media’s inadequate coverage of Africa’s Agriculture...
Magic Web Donates it Equipment

Magic Web Donates it Equipment

Magic Web Company last Friday donated Information Technology equipment worth P120 000 to Satellite Primary School. Equipment included five full computers, 10 monitors, a printer,...
New Hospital On the Cards

New Hospital On the Cards

The Ministry of Health has announced imminent plans to build a Children’s Haematology and Cancer Centre of Excellence in Gaborone. It will be the first...
Spaghetti Junction In a Twist

Spaghetti Junction In a Twist

Thapama interchange condemned by experts Baffled experts have labelled the controversial Thapama interchange currently under construction a complete waste of money that will not solve...
EU-SADC partnership marks New Era

EU-SADC partnership marks New Era

The signing of the trade-boosting European Union-Southern African Development Community Economic Partnership Agreement (EU-SADC EPA) marks the beginning of a new era for Botswana...
Mascom launches DIY

Mascom launches DIY

Mascom Wireless this week launched their long awaited application called DIY. The DIY is a self service solution which is in the form of a...
Choppies Wrestle Tough Zim Market

Choppies Wrestle Tough Zim Market

When Choppies Group of Companies took a bold decision to invest in the risky Zimbabwean retail market three years ago, the country's biggest retailer...
Vivo to invest $300 million to fuel Africa’s growth

Vivo to invest $300 million to fuel Africa’s growth

With over 1500 service stations in Africa and an ambitious plan for rapid expansion, Vivo Energy has committed to investing $300 million in the...
With over 600 registered vendors, Francistown has become something of a mecca for street sellers.

F/town Vendors Front For Foreigners

With over 600 registered vendors, Francistown has become something of a mecca for street sellers. Since the beginning of the year, the second city’s informal...
Vivo energy commits to conservation

Vivo energy commits to conservation

In their ongoing endeavour to contribute to environmental conservation, Vivo Energy Botswana have donated a portion of proceeds from the sale of Shell Maps...
Stanbic gives students a cheer

Stanbic gives students a cheer

Stanbic Bank's Botswana Human Capital (HC) team this week donated school stationery, school bags and toiletries for pre-school students to standard 3 at Therisanyo...
ViiV Healthcare get MoH Drug tender

ViiV Healthcare get MoH Drug tender

ViiV Healthcare, a global specialist HIV company majority owned by GSK, with Pfizer Inc. and Shionogi Limited as shareholders, this week confirmed a public...
The 30 kilometre Tonota-Francistown dual carriageway which has been under construction for the past three years is complete.

Tonota-F/town Highway Complete

Upgrading of the 30 kilometre Tonota-Francistown dual carriageway which has been under construction for the past three years is complete. The contractors of the billion...
BOSETU meet to save the country

BOSETU meet to save the country

Botswana Sectors of Education Trade Union (BOSETU) are expected to hold their annual open day at Masunga Mall on Saturday June 10 under the...
Education vital for economic growth- Muzila

Education vital for economic growth- Muzila

For Francistown and the rest of the country to be transformed into an investment destination of choice, there is need to be strong relations...
Global Trade Review (GTR) has awarded RMB Botswana the Best Trade Finance Bank in Botswana for 2015.

RMB Botswana named Best Trade Finance Bank

Global Trade Review (GTR) has awarded RMB Botswana the Best Trade Finance Bank in Botswana for 2015. GTR is a leading global news source, publisher...
Tlokweng youths manufacture coffins for a living

Life in Death

Tlokweng youths manufacture coffins for a living For the majority of us our only experience of coffins is at funerals. As such, they signify a...
FCC to Pump P1m Towards Vision 2022

FCC to Pump P1m Towards Vision 2022

Three years down the line after a much publicized and successful Investment Forum by the Francistown City Council (FCC), a company meant to coordinate...
BAC Partners With Chobe Holdings

BAC Partners With Chobe Holdings

Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chobe Holdings which has vast interests in the tourism industry to facilitate...

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