Choppies closes trading period

The preparation of the results of Choppies group for the year ended 30 June 2017 is in progress and will continue until Thursday 21 September 2017 or thereabout when the results for the year are expected to be published. Choppies CEO, Ram Ottapathu has announced. In line with good corporate governance and in compliance with the Botswana Stock Exchange Rules, the company declared a closed period commencing with effect from 4 July 2017 and ending on the date of publication of the financials for the year ended 30 June 2017.

11th July 2017

Aon drills farmers on business planning and insurance

11th July 2017

Aon Botswana in partnership with Thari Communications held a two-day small stock workshop this past weekend at the University of Botswana, under the title “Small stock risk and Insurance business planning workshop”. At the workshop, participants were taken through a variety of issues that can disrupt their businesses from operating and shown how having an agriculture related insurance can help them recover. Apart from risk and insurance, the farmers were also trained on how to write an effective business plan. Some of the topics covered included basic record keeping, heart water, nutrition, financial projections, marketing, breed selection, herd performance and farm structures.

PS worried at slow pace of doing business reforms

14th June 2017

Doing Business reforms are being implemented at a very unsatisfactory pace, disadvantaging on the ease of doing business in Botswana. The PermanentSecretary in the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry, Peggy Serame admitted that, “we have not been as fast as we needed to be on implementing the business reforms and we are working on it.” The reforms were first approved by Cabinet in 2014.

Masi’s rags to riches business tale

14th June 2017

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.

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.

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.  

Local poultry abattoir ready for SADC market

19th May 2017

Serowe based Poultry Abattoir owner, Cecilia Opelokgale plans to export poultry meat as she has been able to penetrate the local market and recorded good success despite the challenges.

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.

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