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HATAB urged to exploit country’s int’l appeal

PORTIA NKANI

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.


4th May 2017

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’.

G4S profits fall

4th May 2017

G4S Botswana Managing Director, Mokgethi Magapa remains optimistic despite his company recording a 14.8 percent decline in profit to P25.5 million in its financial year ended December 2016.

Barclays Bank of Botswana partners with Sandveldt farmers

4th May 2017

Barclays Bank of Botswana has partnered with Sandveldt Ranchers Farmers Association in a bid to promote commercial farming to ensure sustainable food production for Batswana.

Kenya seeks to cure plastic bag addiction with blanket ban

4th May 2017

The sight of overflowing heaps of plastic waste at Gioto, the largest dump in Nakuru County, in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, was an eyesore that turned photojournalist James Waikibia into an environmental activist.

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.

Kanye hosts youth business expo

26th April 2017

Moumaine Media and the youth of Kanye in collaboration with Brand Botswana will hold a business to business conference and exhibition at Lekodubeng village Park in Kanye. from May 2nd  to May 3rd 2017.

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.


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