Motswana innovator stuns the world

Botswana Energy Innovation Ambassador Eunice Ntobedzi has been selected as a finalist for the “Outstanding Woman of the Year” in the Energy sector for Africa.

4th May 2017

BAMB pays good for poor quality products-says Wotho

26th April 2017

Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board Chief Executive Edson Wotho has said innovation is a critical element in agriculture if farmers need to produce high grade products that are marketable.

Botswana Diamonds gets 6 new prospecting licences

26th April 2017

Botswana Diamonds plc in conjunction with Sunland Minerals Pty Ltd - a BOD’s joint venture company with Alrosa – has been awarded six new prospecting licences in Botswana, Business Trends has learnt.The AIM and Botswana Stock Exchange listed diamond explorer revealed this Tuesday that,  the licences were issued for a period of three years ending on 30th March 2020. 

No diamond is worth a life-says Debswana

26th April 2017

Debswana Diamond company Managing Director, Balisi Bonyongo has said despite the tragic loss of life in 2016 at Jwaneng Debswana mine, the company’s safety performance continued to improve and its safety record is comparable to the best in the world.

BSE trading activity shoots up in Q1

26th April 2017

Trading activity in the local bourse has seen an improvement during the quarter first quarter (Q1) of 2017, with turnover of up to 45 percent. According to the Stockbrokers Botswana research report for Q1, the turnover moved to P655.6 million from P452.5 million in Q4 2016. The volumes also went up  from 41 percent to 177 million shares  from 125.6million in Q4 2016.  The DCI market cap was P45.6 billion as at 31 March 2017, while valuations seemed reasonable with weighted per earning ratio of 15.7x and a dividend yield of 4.6 percent.  

Mosisedi farmers to host 2017 Harvest Day

26th April 2017

Mosisedi Commercial Farmers Association (MCFA) will host the 2017 Harvest Day on 6 May 2017 at Mosisedi Farms, Ngwaketse in the Southern District.
Made up of a collective of 25 dedicated farmers, the association has this year developed the theme ‘Climate smart farming for sustainable arable agriculture,’ which was chosen after the realisation that there is need for Botswana farmers to come up with innovative ways to cope with the challenges of climate change.
Botswana is an arid country and only a small portion of land is suitable for agriculture, whilst most of the population, mostly women and children, are dependent on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihoods.

Barclays unveils enhanced online Visa solution

26th April 2017

Barclays Bank of Botswana has launched the Verified by Visa solution, which provides additional security features for online transactions that should give extra peace of mind for online shoppers.

Electra Mining trade show billed for Sept. 12

18th April 2017

The annual Electra Mining, Botswana’s mining, industrial, electrical and power trade show will this year take place on September 12-14th 2017 at the Gaborone Fairgrounds. Creating a platform to stimulate trade in these sectors, Electra Mining Botswana offers an excellent networking opportunity for local and international service providers, industry associations, government officials and mining, industrial and energy professionals. The exhibition demonstrates the very latest in technology and solution innovations.

BPOPF unveils new identity

18th April 2017

The country’s largest pension fund, Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF), officially unveiled its new brand identity to key stakeholders at a ceremony held at Gaborone International Convention Centre last week.

Anglo American sells Eskom-tied thermal coal operations in South Africa

18th April 2017

The Eskom-tied domestic thermal coal operations consist of the New Vaal, New Denmark and Kriel collieries, as well as four closed collieries.
The transaction will result in Seriti becoming the second largest provider of thermal coal to Eskom, supplying almost a quarter of Eskom’s current annual coal requirements.

Liberty Life, Alexander Forbes form alliance

18th April 2017

Liberty Life Botswana Managing Director, Lulu Rasebotsa has urged burial societies to register with the Registrar of Societies and lean on Lerudi funeral scheme. This she said, will provide enhanced burial society offerings that will benefit members in terms of payouts and improve records management.
This follows a collaboration between Liberty Life Botswana and Alexander Forbes Financial Services Botswana that saw the two launching the Lerudi Funeral scheme last week.

Capital Management takes over Flemming

12th April 2017

Capital Management Africa (Pty) Ltd has acquired 100 percent shareholding in Flemming Asset Management Services.

BOPEU insurance scheme covers ‘grey import’ cars

28th March 2017

Insurance companies have not been offering coverage for the grey imports but the New insurance scheme for Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) - Hello Motor - will offer cover for these vehicles.

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