Corporate governance leads to efficient parastatals

Public Enterprises Evaluation and Privatisation Agency (PEEPA) Board Chairman, Tally Tshekiso said there is a need for corporate governance to ensure that parastatals are run well and efficiently.

3rd February 2016

Fengyue plant was a disappointment- Mphathi

3rd February 2016

The liquidation of the controversial Botswana Development Corporation’s Palapye Fengyue glass project was a disappointment for the soda ash and salt producers, Botswana Ash (Botash). 

Transportation a major setback for Botash

3rd February 2016

Transportation costs remains a major challenge for the business operations of Botswana Ash (Botash), management has said. 

HRDC budget balloons

27th January 2016

The newly established Human Resource Development Council’s (HRDC) total budget for the financial year 2014/15 has reached P82.7million. Its revenue for the 2014/15 period reached P66.2million compared to P38.8million in the previous year, Business Trends can reveal.

Lief Diet: your mobile health haven

27th January 2016

Lief Diet is a company that speaks healthy living by selling light meals and delivering them to their customers. Thabang Kololo, a young entrepreneur whose biggest challenge is lack of business background, brought the idea of selling and actually delivering to life. The self-funded business started at the beginning of 2015.


27th January 2016

Finance and Development Planning minister, Ontefetse Kenneth Matambo will next week Monday present to parliament the budget speech for 2016/17.

Entrepreneurs are spark plugs of the economy

27th January 2016

A delegation of four young entrepreneurs arrived last Friday from India after completing a two-month entrepreneurship course courtesy of ‘Shoshong, Your Investment Destination.’ Entrepreneurs occupy a central position in a market economy.

Transport minister urges ICT companies to work with govt.

27th January 2016

Transport and Communications minister Tshenolo Mabeo has urged private companies to partner with government and channel some of their investments in ICT initiatives to grow the country’s economy.

BAMB procures maize from Zambia

22nd January 2016

Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board (BAMB) has procured about 5 000metric tonnes of maize from Zambia, Business Trends has learnt.

BancABC launches new mobile banking app

22nd January 2016

Privately-owned lender BancABC has launched a new mobile banking platform coined ‘BancABC Mobi.

Allan Gray founder donates his fortune to charity

22nd January 2016

Allan WB Gray, the founder of Allan Gray and its offshore partner Orbis, has announced that the newly-established Allan and Gill Gray Foundation has been endowed with his family’s controlling interests in the Allan Gray and Orbis groups.

Frequently asked questions on the BTCL IPO

22nd January 2016

What is an IPO?
An Initial Public Offering, or IPO, is the first offer by a company of its shares for sale or subscription by members of the public.  The Government is selling 49 percent of its shares in BTCL through an IPO.

Letshego issues fresh bond in South Africa

22nd January 2016

Letshego Holdings Limited has announced that the new Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) listed bond notes has boosted its total debt issuance to R880 million on the JSE.

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