Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Business

Business
Kgaodi

Driving the Wheels of Change

Life as a Female Taxi-Driver Taxi driving is an age-old profession whose routes can be traced all the way back to the early 17th century...
Abel-Khupe

Employers urged to give fresh graduates a chance

The corporate world has been urged to employ fresh graduates in order to give them a chance to acquire experience. Khupe Group of Companies Managing...
Sheperd-Aisam

A Silver Lining

Demand for transactional and trade financing solutions on the rise Despite the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s 4% forecast for Sub-Saharan Africa for this year and...
Seamoge-&-Dinoge

Omnious Buffalo

Foot and Mouth Scare Rocks Kanye Following the recent discovery of a buffalo roaming around Moreane, near Kanye, the region’s worried farmers have expressed concern...

Tourism to get a boost- Molale

Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Eric Molale, says government is looking into unlocking tourism potential at various dams across the country. He says they...
Segomotso Mokokwe

Basket weaving at Eighty-Eight

Me and my business For the remarkable Segomotso Mokokwe, the old cliché, ‘age is nothing but a number’ rings vividly true. Mokokwe is 88-years-old but has...
Chief-Executive-Letsebe-Sejoe-and-Christoph-Kannengieber

Botswana lures German investors

Botswana’s Embassy in Germany, in conjunction with Trade ministry and Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) this week showcased the advantages of investing in...
Nkomo

Botswana seeks to increase exports to Zim

Botswana is seeking to increase exports to Zimbabwe and local companies need to work on improving the quality of their products to achieve the...
Delloite Botswana

Deloitte Commits to Driving Sustainable Developmental Change in Botswana

Deloitte Botswana has once again recommitted itself to be agents of sustainable developmental change in the country. In a message shared recently at a stakeholder...
BOTASH Managing Director: Mr Mphathi

Make Sowa Strategic Special Economic Zone – Mphathi

Government would do well to designate Sowa Town as a strategic Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for chemical manufacturing. Botswana Ash (Botash) Managing Director Montwedi Mphathi...
Akolang Tombale

BMC F/town Plant faces Closure

Botswana Meat Commission (BMC)’s Francistown plant could close this July, the commission’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Akolang Tombale has revealed. Tombale dropped the bombshell last...
Badiredi Phampha

From Teaching to Slaughtering Cattle

Meet the boss The first private abattoir in the Central District, Jago Beef was launched in Palapye in 2014 putting an end to slaughter slabs...
BR-Express-Blue Train

BR Express not a Threat to Bus Operators

The famed ‘Blue train’ is back on the rails but bus operators are not worried by its return. Bus operators are unperturbed not because the...
BQA-ISO

BQA awarded ISO 9001 Certification

The Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) was last week awarded the Botswana Bureau of Standards’ (BOBS) ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System Standard. The system is...
Tuelo Zazambi

Never on Time

Cllrs lambast govt for late projects The snail pace of major projects in Francistown has irked councillors who are now calling for heads to roll...
Patrick Benon

Orange Launches New Strategy

Orange Botswana has revealed a new brand along with a new organization strategy termed Essential 2020. The new strategy and brand refresh were informed by...
Lesego Phoi

Rising to the Challenge

Moporota sales booming For a Maun-based attorney’s recently started enterprise, business is literally on the rise and growing rapidly. Lesego Phoi, a 32-year-old attorney at Phoi...
Anne de la Blanche

French investors eye northern region

French ambassador to Botswana Anne de la Blache says investors are willing to set up businesses in Francistown and the better northern part of...
BOPEU

BOPEU, a model union in Africa

  Motsamai speaks out on the Union’s Financial plan to achieve autonomy. When he ascended to the helm, Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU), President, Andrew Motsamai,...

BOL to set up mobile filling stations

  Botswana Oil Limited (BOL) has revealed that it intends to set up mobile filling stations with the first expected to be operational in November. Speaking...
Mohamed Osman

Sefalana launches online shopping

Sefalana has moved to pioneer Botswana’s first online shopping facility where shoppers just buy at the click of a button and groceries delivered on...
New Hilux 2016

Toyota launches New Hilux

Toughness, durability with much more emphasis in comfort and safety has been incorporated in the design of the All New Hilux which was launched...
Lulu Rasebotsa

Liberty life launches new products

  Liberty Life Botswana this week launched its new products Platinum Life Plan and Simple Life Plan. Speaking at the launch, Liberty Managing Director Lulu Rasebotsa...
Gabriel Welio

WUC to resuscitate Maun boreholes

  In an attempt to combat Maun’s current water shortage, Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) plans to restore ten boreholes in the Ngamiland area. The boreholes have...

Hope for mining industry

  A mining expo organised by a South African based Events and Management company Travelling, Mining and Technical Exhibitions (MTE) has shone a ray of...
Rathari

Making ends meet with meat

  What originally started as a way to earn a quick buck eventually blossomed into a successful business for 60-year-old entrepreneur, Khumo Rathari. Through hard work...
Lameck Sakuringwa

Cashing in on drought

  Despite the recent heavy rains in Francistown, the El Nino fuelled drought that preceded it has had a disastrous affect on the region’s maize...

Sowa town in tourism drive

  Indegineous wildlife re-introduced in the area Botswana Ash Management is on a spirited mission to secure the future of Sowa Town beyond mining with community...

Pay as you sell

  F/town vendors to pay ‘operation fee’ Faced with a shrinking revenue base and limited financial support from central government, Francistown local authority has resolved to...

Women on top

  Female CEOs in charge of BIHL The World Economic Forum has estimated that at current levels of progress, the gender gap will not entirely close...

BIHL investments pay off

  Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL) last week left its stakeholders with a smile as it announced that directors have resolved to set final dividend...

BITC advocates for visa quota system

  Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) officials have approached the government, urging it to introduce a visa quota system for potential foreign investors. During a...

Water shortage salvation

  Gaborone’s erratic, unreliable water supply might be a source of misery and inconvenience to thousands but for two resourceful entrepreneurs, this persistent problem has...
Dombo Masole

Roadside convenience

  The influx of second hand cars from Asian countries have changed the dynamics of car ownership in the country. With cars affordable for almost everyone...
Destiny Car Rental

Success story

  Destiny Car Rentals breaks new ground Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) celebrated yet another success story in Francistown through the graduation of Destiny Car Rentals. The first...

RAM forms charity arm

  In an effort to support charity, Choppies chief executive officer, Ramachandran Ottapath last week announced the formation of an organisation called Boitumelo Foundation. Ottapath, also...
Sylvia Muzila

F/town revenue below target

  Francistown City Council (FCC)’s revenue collection is heavily constrained and the country’s second largest city will not meet the targeted P28 212 280.70 in...

Going nowhere

  Barclays bank reassures customers Barclays Bank of Botswana have reassured their clients that they will not be affected by the parent company, UK-based Barclays PLC’s...

The perfect sundowners

  Lansmore Masa Square, now renamed Masa Square Hotel, has for the last few months been undergoing a little nip/tuck, and the results thus far...

Going under

  Mapping of Ramotswa aquifer complete. Mapping of Ramotswa Transboundary Aquifer believed to have huge amounts of underground water is now complete with information gathered being...