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Botswana ranked 34th least corrupt country

Botswana is ranked 34th least corrupt country out of 180 countries according to Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index released on Tuesday...

Furnmart postpones delisting

Retail furniture company, Furnmart, has delayed its exit from the stock market to next month to allow shareholders to finalize all necessary...

Tax free but poor

Over 60 percent of waged employees do not earn enough to be taxed Over 60 percent of the wage-earning...

For the love of live football

Local company takes clients to EPL matches It all started after attending an English Premier League (EPL) game between...

Local oil industry players cry foul

Batswana who ply their trade in the oil industry have complained about lack of funding and monopolistic tendencies by naturalised Batswana and...

Infrastructure Investment Summit to explore various forms of funding

Next month, MN Capital Group together with African Alternative will host the inaugural Botswana Infrastructure Investment (BII) summit. MN...

Judgment in BCL, Norilsk Nickel Africa dispute due next month

The Court of Appeal (CoA) will deliver the verdict on a dispute between BCL Group and Norilsk Nickel Africa (Nornickel) next...

Government finances in developing countries in a fragile position

A World Bank report has discovered that many government finances of emerging and developing economies are in a fragile situation.

You will face baptism of fire- Molale forewarns new Debswana MD

Minerals Minister, Eric Molale, has warned new Debswana Managing Director, Albert Milton that he will be hauled over the coals during the...

Youth unemployment rate stands at 25%

A recent study by Statistics Botswana has found out that about 25 percent of the youth remain unemployed. Youth...

The cutting edge of beauty

Having quit her job as a Corporate Services Manager at a local law firm in 2015 to set up her own enterprise,...

Tlou Energy forging ahead with Lesedi Project

Tlou Energy, developers of gas-to-power projects, have announced that its flagship initiative, Lesedi Project is at an advanced stage.

2019: A Year of growth

Trade, Hotels and Restaurants to drive economic growth this year Growth in economic activity in 2019 is expected to...

The borrowers

Govt raised over P2.5 billion from local bond market in 2018 Government borrowed over P2.5 billion from the local...

Public servants’ salary negotiations gather pace

Negotiations between government and public sector unions concerning the increase of public servants salaries are set to begin before end of this...

Gaetsaloe fired as BDC MD

Although his contract as Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) Managing Director was set to end in March, Bashi Gaetsaloe has been released before...

Slow growth in govt spending a major challenge in doing business

Slow growth in government spending is believed to the biggest challenge facing businesses, highlighting major dependency on government by local firms.

Lucara recovers 127 carat white gem

Lucara Diamond Corp. has announced the recovery of a 127 carat, top white gem diamond, from its 100% owned Karowe Diamond mine...

Tender concern

Non-performing contractors continue to win govt tenders Contractors who have previously delivered sub-standard work continue to win government tenders...

Choppies escape new tougher penalties

Troubled retail chain supermarket, Choppies will for now escape tougher penalties that came into effect at the beginning of the month.

BSE aims to list two companies every year

Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL) CEO Thapelo Tsheole has revealed that they aim to attract at least two listings in a year...

Botswana’s population up by 6% since last census

Botswana's population has increased by over 6 percent since the last population and housing census conducted in 2011. A...

BDC’S foreign crusade

Looking to invest outside Botswana # Intends to lift the country out of middle-income trap Botswana Development Corporation (BDC)...

A nation of boozers

Alcohol levy failed to reduce alcohol consumption Contrary to its intended purpose, the alcohol levy failed to reduce alcohol...

Securing his future

The year was 2010. Vincent Goabaone Mafuta was a fresh-faced 22-year-old in his third year of a four-year Criminal...

Bona life’s resurrection

NBFIRA lifts life insurance company's suspension Embattled Bona Life finally appear to have overcome the troubles that led to...

Mowana mine faces possible liquidation

Two creditors are said to have made an application to the High Court for the liquidation of the troubled Mowana Copper Mine.

Civil servants get food hampers for Christmas

Civil servants who will be on duty these coming holidays got an early Christmas on Friday morning when they received food hampers...

BancABC finally lists

Following the extension of the offer period, which elapsed on the 30th of November, BancABC was set to list its shares on the Botswana...

Rail-ly expensive!

BR set to spend P15 billion on two railway lines In an ambitious move to position the country as a transport and logistical hub in...

Red hot demand for coal

Buoyed by the increasing demand for coal worldwide, another company is looking to unlock the black rock’s untapped potential in Botswana. The coal mine developer,...

Shareholders approve Furnmart delisting

Majority of Furnmart shareholders have yesterday given thumbs up to the furniture company’s decision to de-list its shares from the stock market.

HRDC, Ministry of Labour and Skills Development collaborate

The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) and the Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development (MELSD) entered into a collaborative partnership. The two entities...

AfCTA no overnight fix

Continental free trade agreement a 'long journey' Slightly dampening the excitement building following President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s announcement Botswana will sign the African Continental Free Trade...

Beware festive fraudsters

Conmen looking to ruin Christmas With the festive season in full swing, it appears the feeling of goodwill is lacking in some. The public are advised...

Bank rate remains low

No adjustments expected anytime soon Though Bank of Botswana (BoB) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) maintains the low bank rate environment is sustainable and beneficial, experts...

BVI celebrates 40 years of animal disease control

Botswana Vaccine Institute (BVI) has been hailed for evolving from a national and regional facility to an international center of excellence in control of...

Tlou Energy completes drilling at Lesedi CBM project

A developer of gas-to-power projects using Coal Bed Methane (CBM) – Tlou Energy has announced that it has successfully completed drilling of both vertical...

Diamond production expected to rise

A research paper from Absa Group expects diamond production at both the Jwaneng and Orapa mines to continue to rise. This comes in the midst...

Taking stock with Tsheole

An instinct for economics With a natural flair for numbers, 43-year-old Thapelo Tsheole is perfectly suited to lead the Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL) –...