Masi’s rags to riches business tale

ORTER For seven years he was a Messenger/Driver for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Gaborone before the regional office relocated to Pretoria, South Africa in 2009. All of a sudden, Ebrahim Mohammed Masi - now Operations Manager of his own flourishing business, Ebra’s Transportation Services & Zozo Travel and Tours – found himself thrust into the streets with no work.

14th June 2017

Struggling poultry farmer diversifies into horticulture

14th June 2017

A poultry farmer living with disabilities in Mahalapye, Motsholoetsi Tlhaloganyo is passionate about farming and wants to diversify his business to horticulture. In an interview with Business Trends during the Youth Business Expo, Tlhaloganyo explained that he started poultry business through the Youth Development Fund in 2015.

BotswanaPost opens Malawi Corridor

14th June 2017

BotswanaPost has in its continuous efforts to diversify its product and service offerings, added Malawi to its corridors of sending and receiving money internationally.

Stanbic conference unpacks trade finance solutions

14th June 2017

Stanbic Bank Botswana hosted its inaugural Trade Conference last Friday bringing together key clients, potential clients, and stakeholders from across sectors to unpack and explore trade finance solutions.

Letlhakane Modular Tailings soon to be commissioned

19th May 2017

Debswana’s Letlhakane Modular Tailings plant is expected to be commissioned by end of second quarter 2017.

Lucara makes US$54.8million from stone tender

19th May 2017

The Canadian Lucara Diamond company, with mining operations in Botswana, has announced the results from its first exceptional stone tender (EST) of Botswana’s Karowe diamonds in 2017 and its eleventh EST since mining began in 2012.  

Cybercrime and the workplace

19th May 2017

In today’s data driven world, malicious software infection, cyber extortion, identity theft and fraud are common and exposes individuals and organisations to liability lawsuits and high costs to remedy.

Milk production records slight improvement

10th May 2017

Milk production in the country has shown slight improvement as it has recorded 9.6 percent of the annual demand.
The ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security Tokafatso Maduo report indicates that from April last year to March 2017, over 6.2 million litres of milk were produced compared to 3.7 million litres produced in April 2015 to March 2016. 

Gross disparities in Botswana mining revenue

10th May 2017

Revenue generated from Botswana’s minerals is not being equally distributed resulting in a huge gap between the poor and the rich, World Bank’s Botswana Mining Investment and Governance Review report has revealed.

LEA assists with business plans

10th May 2017

Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) has highlighted that due to high difficulties in accessing funds and lack of planning, it is open to assist entrepreneurs to prepare business plans to access funding and keep their businesses going.

HATAB urged to exploit country’s int’l appeal

4th May 2017


Local tourism operators have been urged to take advantage of the country’s international appeal to attract more tourists into the country. Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi said Friday when officially opening the Hospitality and Tourism Association of Botswana (HATAB) in Kasane.

PPADB benchmarks from South Korea

4th May 2017

A delegation from the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board attended a two-day benchmarking workshop in South Korea on Electronic Procurement.
The two were PPADB executive chairperson Bridget John and Accountant General Emma Peloetletse, who is leading the development of the post award E-procurement modules in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. In an interview, John said the aim was to appreciate what other countries are doing and the change management strategies employed from paper tenders to E-bidding.

Minister says Maun airport is an embarrassment

4th May 2017

Minister of Environment Wildlife and Natural Resources, Tshekedi Khama has described the Maun Airport as one of the most embarrassing airports ever.
Tshekedi was speaking at the just-ended Hospitality and Tourism Association of  Botswana (HATAB) under the theme, ‘the role of tourism sector in expanding economic opportunities in  Botswana’.

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