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May 29, 2018 1:39 PM De Beers U-turns, jumps into synthetics

De Beers previously singled out synthetic or lab-grown diamonds as the biggest threat to rough diamonds, as players in the former industry pushed out countless carats, at low input costs, while marketing these as natural. By not only labelling its lab-grown diamonds, but also cutting their prices and flooding the market with them, De Beers is hoping 46

May 28, 2018 4:00 AM Gov't approaches capital market to borrow P1.15bn

Each quarter, the Bank of Botswana (BoB) holds auctions of bonds and six-month treasury bills on behalf of government under the P15 billion note issuance programme which dates back to February 2011. While the funds raised at the auctions are generally used for government budgetary support, the note issuance programme is also designed to develop and support 29

May 19, 2018 4:06 PM Global diamond jewellery sales hit P812bn

According to the report, sales among consumers in the US accounted for US$43 billion last year, up four percent, while demand in China hit US$10 billion, growing by one percent in US dollar terms. In both markets, growth was underpinned by positive macroeconomics and strong consumer confidence, particularly in China where the latter indicator was said to be at a 20-year 36

April 20, 2018 2:00 PM Makwala, Montsho, Thebe take home P600,000

The 400m runners won gold in their individual races, which earned them a cool P100, 000 from the government’s athlete incentive scheme. Baboloki Thebe was the second highest earner after Makwala, pocketing P220, 000. Makwala received a further P100,000 after anchoring the men’s 4x400m relay to gold, and another P50,000 from Debswana for his gold in the 400m. Debswana 79

April 17, 2018 4:00 AM Lucara Recovers 472 Carat Diamond

The new discovery follows the world’s second largest gem quality diamond found at the same mine two years ago. The 1,111-carat stone was recovered from its Karowe mine, about 500 km north of the capital, Gaborone. The stone is also the sixth largest gem quality diamonds ever mined. According to the Global Mining Observer, Lucara Diamond Company insured 84

February 23, 2018 3:00 PM Jaded Galaxy bow out without a fight

Trailing 0-1 against Mozambican side, Costa do Sol from the first leg, most had belief that the deficit would be overturned on home soil. But instead, it was Galaxy who were backpedalling when the referee separated the two teams at half time after an uninspiring bout. The visitors took the lead midway through the first half, and Galaxy simply failed 56

February 13, 2018 2:04 PM AP to engage indigenous Batswana in tourism sector

When responding to the Budget Speech on Monday afternoon, Gaolathe said his party is concerned that the tourism sector is narrowly focused on the Okavango and Chobe or high value, eco-tourism and is concentrated in a few highly capitalised hands. “Our objective with this sector therefore is to expand the tourism hub in the Okavango-Chobe-Makgadikgadi 31

February 12, 2018 9:25 AM Zimbabwe President on a two-day State Visit

“The visit will afford the two leaders an opportunity to deliberate on bilateral, regional, and international issues of mutual concern. It will also serve to further strengthen the long standing cordial relations between Botswana and Zimbabwe,” a statement from the Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation, stated. by the Minister of International 28

January 31, 2018 3:09 PM Tshego, Gemini Major to host 267 Views

267 Views is a party event conceptualised by local rapper Veezo, as a celebration having had a successful rap career last year, which saw him getting airplay in all radio stations and performance bookings every week. “If you are ready then I am ready. Yoh Gabz city BW waddup it’s the most special Tshego and Gemini Major on the 2nd of February we will be in your city. Diamond 68

December 25, 2017 4:00 AM GDP numbers sparkle, but household and business struggle

In September, the Ministry of Finance officials revised the 2017 growth estimate to 4.7% from 4.2% projected in February as higher output from the services sectors and the end of a drought eased pressure on major industries. But numbers show that households and business are increasingly playing a lesser role in driving the economy and analysts believe 123