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News about Botswana: Business, Investment, and Trade Weekly – Issue February 24, 2012

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02/16/2012
Globe and MailBotswana gvt replies on its Army Boss' high praises of Robert MugabeZimEye ZimbabweBy Letters to the Editor Botswana's MOD(MINISTRY OF DEFENCE) has responded following its Defenc more…
02/17/2012
BASA works with southern African arts bodies to build sustainability in the regionBizcommunity.comBusiness and Arts South Africa is expanding its sphere of activity by providing support and working re more…
02/17/2012
FNB Botswana mobile money a hitMmegi OnlineThe amount of cellphone banking transactions by FNB customers in Botswana tops activity by the bank's other customers in the southern African region, out more…
02/17/2012
It is stressful to work in Botswana-Grant ThorntonMmegi OnlineA survey by Grant Thornton has ranked Botswana seventh out of 38 countries with high stress in the workplace. The survey ranks increases a more…
02/17/2012
Mmegi OnlineSaleshando calls for regime changeMmegi OnlineThe Member of Parliament for Selibe Phikwe West, Gilson Saleshando, has called for a regime change arguing that the Botswana Democratic Party more…
02/17/2012
Botswana Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending February 17, 2012Afribiz.infoTrading on the local bourse closed positive with volumes edging up to 9.0m translating to a BWP 13.0m market turnover. Finan more…
02/18/2012
StarAfrica.comBotswana : Tshosane is reluctantStarAfrica.comIn disagreement with the financial terms, the Botswana coach Stanley Tshosane refused to sign the new contract proposed by his country's more…
02/20/2012
Economy: BCZ calls for national economic visionAfrique en LigueBCZ is the country's supreme business representative body, bringing together the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries, Zimbabwe Natio more…
02/20/2012
Mmegi OnlineBGSCE results: a sad realityMmegi OnlineOld Naledi Senior Secondary School (NSSS) students painted government enclave blue on Friday celebrating the school's performance in the recentl more…
02/20/2012
Mmegi OnlineBDP presents Moyo and BMD youth defectorsMmegi OnlineThe on and off relationship between former Botswana Movement for Democracy member, MP Guma Moyo and the ruling Botswana Democratic Part more…
02/20/2012
Mmegi OnlineBedia, BOBS make businesses more export readyMmegi OnlineThe Botswana Export Development and Investment Authority (BEDIA) and Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) have signed a Memorandum o more…
02/20/2012
Icons of BotswanaMmegi OnlineBefore he joined the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs, he spent a year as Assistant Secretary at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, a job in which he ans more…
02/21/2012
Botswana Diamonds Stock Offering to Boost Africa ExplorationsIsrael Diamond PortalBotswana Diamonds announced that it has conditionally raised £1.51 million British through the selling of its shares more…
02/21/2012
Key African appointment at Mutual & FederalBusinessLIVEGaoses joins the short-term insurer from her current position as Director: Insurance & Pensions, Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulato more…
02/21/2012
Hana Mining Ltd.: Infill Drilling at the Northeast Fold Confirms New …Marketwire (press release)… or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:HMG)(FRANKFURT:4LH) is pleased to announce its most recen more…
02/21/2012
Key Gold Holding Inc. Announces Proposed Business Combination With Pangolin …MarketWatch (press release)Pangolin is a privately owned junior exploration company that holds, through its wholly owned more…
02/21/2012
Independent Online (blog)Mutual & Federal makes key appointmentIndependent Online (blog)Gaoses joins the short-term insurer from her current position as Director: Insurance & Pensions, Non-Ban more…
02/21/2012
Mmegi OnlineBoB leans towards looser monetary policyMmegi OnlineThe Bank of Botswana is leaning towards supporting the economy through a looser monetary policy stance to cushion against the impact of more…
02/21/2012
This lot is a blot on our politicsMmegi OnlineWhen former Botswana National Front (BNF) warrior, Kagiso Nazrullah Ntime, defected to the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) from the Botswana Nation more…
02/21/2012
Proactive Investors USA & CanadaKey Gold agrees reverse takeover by Pangolin DiamondsProactive Investors USA & CanadaPangolin holds a 100 percent interest in 11 diamond prospecting licences in Botswan more…
02/21/2012
Lazare Kaplan's Dube Participates in 'Global Business Conference'RapaportPress Release: The managing director of Lazare Kaplan Botswana, Alfred Dube, has been invited by the US Secretary o more…
02/22/2012
Shoprite to deepen its roots in financial servicesMoneyweb.co.zaALEC HOGG: You seem to be getting better at this business all the time. Interesting, just small little points you pick up, the festive s more…
02/22/2012
The Media OnlineDestination Africa, where opportunities aboundThe Media OnlineHowever, to ensure successful communication efforts in 2012, marketers and advertisers need to ensure that they speak loca more…
02/22/2012
4most to provide SAP Business One solution for iScrip People and Technology …ITWeb (press release)SAP Business One financial and accounting ERP software specialist 4most has won a R363 000 contract more…
02/22/2012
Botswana cannot be better than Zimbabwe, says Perm Sec!The ZimbabweanZIMBABWE has among the best education systems in the world let alone in Africa and thus cannot be compared with Botswana, says Dr W more…
02/22/2012
Modubule alleges massive corruption involving government fundsThe Bostwana GazetteMember of Parliament for Lobatse Nehemiah Modubule has alleged that corruption is rife in the construction industry. D more…
02/22/2012
Masitara alleges corruption at the BMCThe Bostwana GazetteMember of Parliament for Gaborone West North Robert Masitara has revealed financial irregularities at the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC). Last more…
02/22/2012
Parliamentary Control of the BudgetThe Bostwana GazetteThis installment discusses budget debates actuated by the reading of the 2012/13 Budget Speech by the Finance Minister, Kenneth Matambo. Expected more…
02/22/2012
Women in Business strengthen their baseThe Bostwana GazetteWomen in Business Association (WIBA) will set up a secretariat as part of a new three-year strategy to develop and support members. WIBA Pres more…
02/22/2012
Africa ReviewSaleshando is a political giantThe Bostwana GazetteThe Botswana Congress Party (BCP) president has never failed to amaze when it comes to his performances as a politician, both at party l more…
02/22/2012
BOFEPUSU turns its back on party politicsThe Bostwana GazetteThe Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) has decided to back off party politics. Johnson Motshwarakgole, the federation&# more…
02/22/2012
Drop in Form 5 resultsThe Bostwana GazetteThe Botswana Sector for Educators Trade Union (BOSETU) publicity secretary, Tobokani Rari, said many candidates were bound to fail in the past year. “We hav more…
02/22/2012
'Mineral rights in foreign hands'The Bostwana GazetteSupporting the recent call for a mineral policy review by the Leader of Opposition, Botsalo Ntuane, the president of the Botswana Mine Work more…
02/22/2012
Multinational firms to market IFSCThe Bostwana GazetteThe International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) Botswana will sign partnership agreement with selected multinational companies to sell Botswana more…
02/22/2012
AllAfrica.comBotswana: IFAD Renews Relationship With Nation – US $5.65 Million IFAD Loan …AllAfrica.com(Photo Courtesy Kate Holt/Irin) Rome — The International Fund for Agricultural Development (I more…
02/22/2012
'Economic independence can be achieved in Malawi'The Times Group (blog)He spoke to The Daily Times Business Editor Thom Khanje. Excerpts: Can Malawi achieve economic independence as it is bein more…
02/22/2012
Mmegi OnlineFNBB upgrades IT improve customer serviceMmegi OnlineFirst National Bank (FNB) Botswana has successfully completed an IT compliance and governance process that is expected to lead to the i more…
02/22/2012
Mmegi OnlineG4S donates towards London 2012 preparationsMmegi OnlineBotswana's preparations for the 2012 London Olympic Games got a timely boost on Monday when G4S security company donated P150, 0 more…
02/22/2012
Mmegi OnlineThe Female Hustler releases debut singleMmegi OnlineBotswana's leading female disc jockey Opelo Kim Malila, popularly known as DJ Kim-wizzy, has released her sizzling debut single Brea more…
02/22/2012
Metropolitan reiterates support for chessMmegi OnlineLaunching the sponsorship for the sixth year running, Metropolitan Life Botswana finance manager, Collen Motswaiso described her company's six- more…
02/22/2012
Simon Kerebotswe: A most affable man laid to restMmegi OnlineSEROWE: Magnitudes thronged this principal village of BaNgwato over the weekend to pay their last respects to longstanding member of the Bo more…
02/22/2012
Mmegi OnlineIn the business of oversightMmegi OnlineFrom 2004 until last year, she was the president of the IIA Botswana and chairperson of the Board of Governors. While she has become a global indust more…
02/22/2012
Hindu Business LineIndian drug firms target African anti-malarial marketHindu Business LineOver the next six to 12 months, Bliss is targeting the tender-driven market – where the Government sources more…
02/23/2012
Mataka pledges to strengthen Botswana-Zambia tiesZambia Daily MailBy TEDDY KUYELA ZAMBIA'S High Commissioner to Botswana Robert Mataka has pledged to enhance the cordial and economic relations bet more…
02/23/2012
Discovery Metals losses rise as it ramps up activityStock Market WireThe group said the result was consistent with the ramp up in activity, manning and costs as it moves through project development at more…
02/23/2012
Origin Energy Finance Limited Half Yearly Report -2-Power Engineering Magazine"Consistent with our business strategy, Origin is also seeking to build on its domestic success and explore for resou more…
02/23/2012
Absorbing business skills for abattoir tradeThe New Age OnlinePicture: GETRUDE MAKHAFOLA Isaiah Kalake, who runs an abattoir in Thaba Nchu, says he has learnt a lot by attending the international trad more…
02/23/2012
Is It Time for an Adventure?Marketwire (press release)The Travel Industry Association estimates that 32 million single American women traveled at least once last year — and a lot of them were Boomers more…
02/23/2012
Lucara Secures Credit Facility for Karowe MineRapaportThe funds will be used to finance ongoing operations at the Karowe Mine in Botswana, the company stated. William Lamb, Lucara's president, sai more…
02/23/2012
Herders Much Change or Lose OutAllAfrica.comA number of pastoralists from the Maasai, Sukuma and Mang'ati communities in Ulanga District in Morogoro Region are expected to visit Botswana on a miss more…
02/23/2012
DefenceWebChina key player in SA SKA bidNews24"Our mission is to further develop the already excellent relationship between the South African and Chinese governments, scientists and business, esp more…
02/23/2012
Mmegi OnlineBTC saves govt P100m billMmegi OnlineThe Botswana Telecommunications Corporation's (BTC) decision to use its own finances for a component of the Nteletsa project has enabled government more…
02/23/2012
The BDP journey to 50: The emotional connection that workedMmegi OnlineThe trajectory of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) cannot be divorced from the story of Botswana's independence. Poor begi more…
02/23/2012
Mmegi OnlineLazare Kaplan's Dube represents Botswana at US conferenceMmegi OnlineThe Managing Director of Lazare Kaplan Botswana, Alfred Dube, this week participated as Botswana's representati more…
02/23/2012
Mmegi OnlineParliamentary briefsMmegi OnlineThis is to enable investors to make informed investment decisions and avoid repeating work previously explored by the government and private sector." T more…
02/23/2012
Coal miner Exxaro to submit five renewable energy bidsCreamer Media’s Engineering NewsFurther, nonbinding term sheets for the off-take of 1 150 MW of electricity have been signed between Exxaro and in more…
02/23/2012
Chaneta needs Sh120m for Africa tourneyThe Citizen DailyThe Tanzania Netball Association (Chaneta) has made a passionate appeal to firms and individuals for financial support for the 2012 African Cham more…
02/23/2012
ADSoftware Added 9 New Customers in 2011 for Its AIRPACK Maintenance …Virtual-Strategy MagazineADSoftware is carrying on its success story and recorded nine new customers and excellent financial res more…
02/23/2012
Botswana releases Monetary Policy StatementCentral Banking (subscription)The Bank of Botswana on February 22 published its Monetary Policy Statement 2012. The 20-page document explains how economic pr more…
02/23/2012
Independent OnlineRacist 1913 Land Act an act of shocking aggression – Jacob ZumaPoliticsweb"The ANC aims to unite Africans, not just in South Africa but also in Lesotho, Botswana and Swaziland more…
02/23/2012
Transparency: 'Missing link in the economy'Zimbabwe Independent“We must show transparency in the way we exploit this resource; the way we market it and the way we benefit for all of our very more…
02/23/2012
Trade unions vow to sue govtDaily MonitorBotswana's civil servants last March went on a two- month long strike, dubbed 'mother of all strikes'. The workers wanted a 16 per cent salary incr more…
02/23/2012
IAMGOLD Reports Record Revenues, Earnings and Cash Flow for 2011SYS-CON Media (press release)23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – IAMGOLD Corporation ("IAMGOLD" or the "Company") today reported more…
02/23/2012
The Friday FlyerAnimal sightings plentiful during African tourThe Friday FlyerMany bags of goodies were purchased while we helped the African economy." At the Safari Lodge the manager was quite c more…
02/23/2012
Globe and MailIn mining, most of Canada more corrupt than Botswana, Chile: studyGlobe and MailMost of Canada is more corrupt than Botswana and Chile when it comes to mining, according to a survey of m more…
02/24/2012
Zimbabwe:The scandal of the unwanted nursesZimEye ZimbabweAt a time when HIV/AIDS has stretched our health sector, the government needs to find a way of harnessing all the resources at its disposal to more…
02/24/2012
The Investment Case – Barloworld LtdMoneyweb.co.zaOne of the great industrial conglomerates of that time was Barlow Rand, now known as Barloworld (JSE:BAW). Its reach across the South African econom more…
02/24/2012
Local jeweller visits rich diamond mineLakes MailOn his last trip he received a personal invitation to join a select group of diamond retailers to visit the world's biggest and richest diamond min more…
02/24/2012
Lucara Corporate UpdateEinnews Portugal("Lucara" or the "Company") (TSX:LUC)(BOTSWANA:LUC)(NASDAQ OMX First North:LUC) reports that it has granted 50000 incentive stock options to more…
02/24/2012
PhysOrg.comStreet View hits BotswanaiAfrica.comBotswana will be the second African country to launch Google Street View, officials announced on Thursday, saying the technology would boost the nation a more…

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