• Neo Bogatsu is New BIFM Boss

    Neo Bogatsu is New BIFM Boss2

    Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL) Group has announced the appointment of Neo Bogatsu as Bifm Chief Executive Officer, effective 01 December 2015. During her eight month tenure as Acting Chief Executive Officer, the board says, Bogatsu has helped drive the business through a key period in its existence, growing and strengthening the Bifm brand. An

  • MTN commits to ICT solutions

    MTN commits to ICT solutions0

      MTN Business Botswana has unveiled its latest offerings in the Botswana market, and has made a commitment to use its extensive capabilities in the telecommunications sector to provide relevant, quality and affordable ICT solutions to business. MTN Business, which operates as an Internet Service Provider in Botswana is a subsidiary of the MTN Group

  • Investors undeterred

    Investors undeterred0

      Projections surpassed Investment flow hits P3.2bn Despite facing power and water shortages, Botswana still managed to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Domestic Investment and Expansions (DIE) worth P3.2 billion during the 2014/2015 financial year. Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) chief operating officer Meshack Tshekedi told a recent stakeholder session in Francistown that

  • ‘Thumbs up to BITC’

    ‘Thumbs up to BITC’0

      The Francistown Business Community has expressed its gratitude to the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) for its efforts to help local businesses grow their capacity and foreign market share. The business persons spoke after a visit by BITC Chief Executive Officer, Meshack Tshekedi where he toured the organisation’s assisted businesses. Tshekedi and his

  • Talking water quality

    Talking water quality0

      With water shortages facing most countries in the Sadc region which might lead to compromised quality being passed on consumers, a workshop on proficiency testing for water in the region and east African communities was held in Gaborone this week. The workshop which drew participants from various countries was convened by the Ministry of

  • Invading kitchens

    Invading kitchens0

      ‘Saucy’ Motswana woman dreams big If Tabasco products can be found all over the world, what can stop Sleek Foods from being a must for every kitchen around the globe. This is what drives Nkata Seleka, the brains behind Sleek Foods to push her brand so she can one day be featured in the

  • Multi topic survey launched

    Multi topic survey launched0

      Statistics Botswana has embarked on a multi topic household survey (MTHS) that seeks to offer a broad set of indicators for the labour market and to ascertain poverty levels in the country. The survey, which will gobble at least P88 million, began during the first week of November. It will also provide information on

  • Botswana’s dry port underutilised

    Botswana’s dry port underutilised1

      Millions lost in potential revenue Despite being the first country within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to set up a dry port facility at the Walvis Bay in Namibia, Botswana’s port is still being underutilized. Freight and forwarding experts made this observation during the Trans Kalahari Corridor (TKC) information session held in

  • SONA economic highlights

    SONA economic highlights0

      President Ian Khama on Monday presented the State of the Nation Address where he touched on a number of economic issues which are both negative and positive. No diamond sparkle The president said the country was still in the post 2008 global economy that is characterised by slower growth and greater uncertainty. “Having weathered

  • NDB hosts small stock workshop

    NDB hosts small stock workshop1

      National Development Bank (NDB) in partnership with the Botswana Sheep Breeders Association (BSBA) recently organized a one-day small stock synchronized breeding and feeding workshop held under the theme “Combining Breeding and feeding to get the best out of your small stock enterprise”. The workshop, which was open to the public, was targeting small stock

  • BCL To Produce Fertilisers

    BCL To Produce Fertilisers1

      Financially distressed BCL Limited plans to venture into fertilizer and chemicals manufacturing as part of the mining house’s diversification exercise in order to prop up the company’s financial base, the Voice Money has learnt. The nickel mining and copper smelting giant has had a chequered history of operating under difficult circumstances such as low

  • Youth opens sign language school

    Youth opens sign language school1

      After experiencing challenges of living with disability a deaf man, Olebogeng Keipheditse, has opened a sign language school to bridge the communication gap across the country. The 30-year old Keipheditse says he also advocates for sign language to be introduced as a compulsory subject in the country’s education curriculum. The school that began its

  • BMC F/town Plant In Catch-22

    BMC F/town Plant In Catch-221

      “Where to from here for the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) Francistown plant?” the BMC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Akolang Tombale rhetorically asked this question last Friday when addressing a North East Farmers’ Pitso in Francistown. Tombale told the gathering that there is need for immediate interventions to be implemented to correct or reform

  • Chobe Design Reopens F/town branch

    Chobe Design Reopens F/town branch2

      Chobe Design proprietors can never be accused of not thinking big in the furniture retail business as the company has re-launched its presence in Francistown to serve its growing clientele in the northern part of the country. Ten years ago, Chobe Design opened its second branch in Francistown but the outlet which was the

  • Kweneng District Council Gets ISO Certification

    Kweneng District Council Gets ISO Certification0

    Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) will on today hand over a BO ISO 9001:2008 certification to Kweneng District Council (KwDC). On Tuesday the council took members of the media on a tour of developments taking place in the area where they also explained the certification process. Council Secretary Wazha Tema explained that the certification followed

  • Coal project to create jobs

    Coal project to create jobs4

      Privately owned Chinese Company, Coal Petroleum has started construction of a multi-billion pula coal processing plant which is expected to generate power, manufacture petroleum products and fertilizers for both domestic and export market. The Project Technical Adviser Dr. Brendon Hausberger, told a business work in Gaborone that the construction of the plant in Francistown’s

  • F/town’s P6bn Dream Adopted With Reservations

    F/town’s P6bn Dream Adopted With Reservations0

      Poor service delivery, a crumbling road network and congestion have become the order of the day in Francistown and the leadership in the country’s second city have called for immediate attention to the problems. Deliberating on a proposed P6 777, 267, 294 budget for the Francistown’s Urban Development Plan (UDP) 4 under the National

  • Botswana meet Zimbabwe on trade mission

    Botswana meet Zimbabwe on trade mission1

      Business Botswana recently hosted a delegation led by president of Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) to discuss possible business opportunities for joint venture partnership. The objective of the trade mission was to strengthen trade ties between Zimbabwe and Botswana business community. Speaking at the seminar the Acting Business Botswana Chief Executive Officer Dichaba Molobe

  • Home Grown Business

    Home Grown Business1

        If you think you need a corporate office to get your business started, you definitely should think again. This is the notion that 26-year old Thato Nsala, an Information Technology (IT) graduate, has come to live by after reading about some of the gigantic businesses such as Disney, Apple, Amazon, Google and many

  • Boitekanelo College signs MOU with GCC

    Boitekanelo College signs MOU with GCC0

      Boitekanelo College has signed a memorandum of agreement with Gaborone City Council (GCC)on capacity building and human resources development. Speaking at the event GCC mayor Kagiso Thutwe said among others, the agreement would help provide skills to the council labour force. “Even if we can acquire the latest fire technology and equipment and our


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