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NPF case could drag for five years

The defence attorney in the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) case, Kgosiestile Ngakaagae believes the matter is likely to drag on for the...

A civil conversation

The civil society is often criticised for being mute on issues that affect the public – silence largely attributed to their fear...

Resuscitating the economy’s heartbeat

Launched in November 2017, the Barclays Bank Enterprise and Supply and Development (ESD) Centre has assisted local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)...

Transfer Pricing Regulations finally introduced

Four months after its original stipulated date, Transfer Pricing Regulations were finally put into effect last Friday (12 July).

No pay rise today!

Early this year, government, together with the unions, implemented a 10 percent salary increase for grade A and B public servants, as...

BTC call for calm

Corporation confident of turning fortunes around Despite seeing its profits plummet by 25 percent, Botswana Telecommunication Corporation (BTC) remains...

Lack of foreign financing impeding local businesses

Access to financing from abroad is perceived to be a major challenge for local businesses. This emerged in Bank...

BITC’s foreign crusade

Sourced foreign investment worth P3.16 billion last year Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) has experienced challenges in attracting...

Breakthrough in tripple murder case

Another suspect arrested in Namibia Police have made another breakthrough in the murder of a family of three with...

Barclays shareholders approve name change

Barclays Bank Botswana shareholders have endorsed the bank’s proposed name change to Absa Bank Botswana Limited. They approved...

De Beers’ fading fortunes

Challenging times ahead for mining giants Although it started the year on a high, it appears tough times lie...

Over 200 learners drop from school in Ghanzi North

About 256 learners are said to have deserted school in 2017 in the Ghanzi North constituency.Answering a question from Ghanzi North Member...

De Beer’s fifth cycle sales down

Sales for De Beers fifth cycle are considerably lower than those recorded from the same cycle last year.

Ministry denies flouting tender procedures

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has found itself at a centre of fierce criticism, accused of flouting tendering procedures.

Wilderness delisting due next week

Wilderness Holdings have confirmed it will exit both the Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL) and Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on Wednesday 3...

New tax law imminent

Threshold on inheritance and donations tax to increase The long awaited Bill to amend the Capital Transfer Act and...

Breaking free

Steps to develop local capital markets underway Government is reviewing the Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy in order to remove...

De Beer’s fifth cycle sales down

Sales for De Beers fifth cycle are considerably lower than those recorded from the same cycle last year.

Fintech the future

Financial sector embraces technology The era of financial technology (Fintech) is well and truly alive, with many countries either...

Govt. urged to borrow from local capital markets

Government has been encouraged to borrow from the local capitals markets through issuance of bonds in order to finance its financial obligations.

Slim pickings for seed co.

Company blames drought for tumbling performance Less than a year after becoming a public company, listing on the Botswana...

Reaping rates

Gaborone City Council sees big improvement in rates collection Gaborone City Council (GCC) has confirmed a vast improvement in...

Driving SME growth

There is widespread research to indicate that most start-ups fold within five years of inception. Indeed, though considered...

Taxing times

Corporates incorrectly applying new tax laws Corporates, primarily Variable Rate Loan Stock Companies and property developers, are wrongly applying...

GC Mayor decries harassment of opposition leaders

Gaborone City Mayor, Kagiso Thutlwe, says the build-up to the 2019 general elections is characterized by harassment of opposition leaders by the...

Khama is petty – Keebine

Business Botswana President slams Khama, urges Masisi to focus The business community has slammed the former President Ian Khama,...

New transfer pricing regulations delayed

Transfer pricing regulations which were to be published in March this year are expected to be out end of this month.

SPEDU’s struggles

Parastatal faces challenges in attracting investment Almost three years on from the BCL Mine’s closure, SPEDU’s efforts to attract...

BMC increase farmers’ pay

Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) have announced it will pay farmers an extra P3 per kg for every animal they sell.

UDC youth ready to work with BPF to unseat BDP

The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) youth say they are open to working with the newly formed Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) to...

Meat Regulatory Authority to be set up

Government is in the process of setting up a regulatory authority which will oversee the sale of meat. According...

It’s time to trap mice

Big Bucks beckon in untapped industry An industry with the potential to earn Botswana millions lies largely untapped.

Completion of Platjan Bridge set for end of August

Completion date for the Platjan Bridge has been extended by three months, and is now expected to be complete by end of...

Choppies dismisses Ram’s remarks

Choppies has denied allegations made against it by its suspended CEO, Ramachandran Ottapathu that his suspension is due to boardroom brawls.

Govt. appoints consultants in BMC privatisation

Major steps have been made towards the privatization of the financially struggling Botswana Meat Commission (BMC). The first major...

The ups and downs of economics

Credit extension growth to businesses up as households’ declines Growth in commercial bank credit extension rose from 5.6 percent...

KBL’s unordered double

Local brewer decries double taxation Local brewer, Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) has expressed concern at having to pay ‘tax...

Time to moo-ve on

Farmers want BMC privatised Local farmers have pleaded with the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security to privatise...

New dawn

Barclays to complete transition next year Barclays Bank Botswana will complete its brand and name change to Absa by...

Transfer Duty amendment will reduce property yields

It is expected that the amendment of the Transfer Duty Act will have rippling effects on property investors. Kwabena...