WUC new App makes payments easier

Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) last week introduced a new App, dubbed WUCapp, to allow clients to easily access their services and also access available service platforms.

6th July 2018

Fast tract tourism policies – Dr Matsheka

28th June 2018

Chairperson of the Executive Committee for Hospitality and Tourism Association of Botswana (HATAB), Dr Thapelo Matsheka is appealing for the fast tracking of the revision of policies and legislative instruments that have either been overtaken by events or are now impediments to the development of the tourism industry.

Ozzy Photography finds niche in shooting weddings

28th June 2018

For Osego Maseko of Ozzy Photography, photography started as a hobby but he now takes pride in it as a business.Maseko views wedding videography and photography in Botswana as a very lucrative business and suggests that it needs higher creativity.

Sefalana donates P64 000 to Lesang Bana Care Centre

28th June 2018

Sefalana Holdings continues to support small retailers in their social responsibility projects, says Operations Director, Moagi Buzwani.

Engen launches ‘win a tractor’ promotion

28th June 2018

Botswana Stock Exchange Listed oil company, Engen Botswana announced its commitment to contribute to improving the country’s food security in Botswana through its agriculture-focused promotions.

Business Botswana conference coming

21st June 2018

Business Botswana’s biennial national business conference will take place in September under the theme, ‘Break through a high income Botswana: The role of the private sector in charting the path.’

Bokomo’s new plant to increase output

21st June 2018

Local Fast moving consumer goods manufacturer and distributer, Bokomo Botswana announced that its new milling plant would improve their production capacity by over five percent.

Lucara names Hira as new Vice president

21st June 2018

Lucara Diamond has appointed Ayesha Hira as the new Vice president for corporate development and strategy. President and CEO of Lucara Diamond, Eira Thomas says that Hira is expected to play an important role in the company, thereby strengthening their approach to corporate communications and stakeholder relations for both Lucara and Clara. 

BIH aims to deliver impact solutions

6th June 2018

Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) is in discussions with Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) to explore the most effective business model for possible commissioning of more mobile saline water treatment technology units.

Time Projects to erect new business hub in Setlhoa Park

18th May 2018

Time Projects’ new office park in Setlhoa village in Block 10 will be the new business hub in Gaborone North with capacity to create about 100 jobs for citizens in its construction phase. The development, Pinnacle Park consists of customised 150-meter square to 600-meter square offices and showrooms that will be for sale and rental. The P150 million project is expected to commence beginning August and complete by July 2019. In an interview with the Business Trends, Time Projects Commercial Manager, Brett Marlin said they wanted to offer low rank office parks with a lot of space and landscaping similar to offices in South Africa. “We realised that there is lack of office space for people in the Northern side of the capital, so we wanted to cater for those people so they do not have to travel long distance to the Central Business District or Fairgrounds. We believe that Setlhoa is going to be the new hub in Gaborone North,” said Marlin.

Women talk business over a cup to tea

18th May 2018

Women in business have been advised to maintain a firm and strong ground in operating and running their business enterprises. This is a necessary trait for an entrepreneur especially for women who amongst others face challenges that include; intense competition from male counter parts, and cultural norms that tend to constrain full female entrepreneual participation. This was a discussion sparked at the WIBA annual high tea held this past weekend where female stewards gathered to explore the theme; ‘Be empowered and being a rare gem.’ This year’s installment was designed to teach aspiring entrepreneurs about the fundamental skills, attitudes, and discipline it takes to be an entrepreneur, through inspirational stories from accomplished entrepreneurs.

Puma Energy provides convenience in Khawa

18th May 2018

Puma Energy Botswana continues in its mandate of fueling experiences. Over the weekend, the fuel and lubricants company, for the sixth consecutive year sponsored the 2018 Khawa Sand Dune Challenge that took place in Khawa from May 10 to 13. This year’s Khawa Sand Dune Challenge saw Puma Energy take their product to the small village. A mobile petrol and diesel filling station was set-up with fuel being sold and charged at local prices.

Ginger brewer prioritises customer satisfaction

18th May 2018

Though very new in the market, Imbir Homemade Ginger is already making an impact as its branding and bar coding allows it to be sold in retails stores, something that hinders local products’ entry into the retail market. Kealeboga Moleele of Imbir Homemade Ginger operates from Lenganeng in Tlokweng and tells Business Trends that the feedback that she has received so far in relation to her product is positive. “I started this business in 2017 and the feedback is excellent so far. I appreciate it and I am willing to match the demand. It is actually not how fast you build the house but how firm and strong it is, so I try my level best to be consistent in order to attract my customers,” said Moleele.

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