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May 1, 2018 4:00 AM LEA To Focus On Creating Competitive, Sustainable Enterprises

Speaking during LEA’s annual Pitso, themed ‘Empowering Botswana SMMEs in pursuit of business development and economic diversification’ the CEO Dr Racious Moatshe said that the strategy is aimed at creating a competitive and sustainable pool of enterprises within the targeted period. “We undertake to execute this strategy which would be launched this year with utmost 57

February 20, 2018 2:32 PM Tourists spend hits P14.5bn mark

The results are contained in the 2016 Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) launched in Gaborone earlier this morning. The TSA, the third conducted in Botswana starting with a pilot in 2006, is a research project designed to accurately gauge the contribution of tourism to the national economy. According to data shared during the launch, spending by tourists 46

February 6, 2018 2:43 PM Matambo pegs 2018/19 hopes on global recovery

According to his budget speech yesterday, Matambo expects 2018 growth to reach 5.3 percent from 4.7 percent in 2017, while revenues will jump to P64.3 billion from the revised 2017/18 figure of P57.2 billion. By comparison, the World Bank in January forecast Botswana’s growth at 4.7 percent in 2018 and 4.5 percent in 2017. The increase in both growth 27

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 117

December 11, 2017 4:00 AM Mid-term national budget in surplus

The Botswana Financial Statistics (BFS) report for October reveals that at the end of the half-year period to September 2017, the budget posted a surplus of P107 million. At this point last year, the budget showed a cumulative deficit of P1.7 billion suggesting a healthier fiscal position in the current financial year. Government financial year starts 131

October 31, 2017 7:26 PM Netflix suspends 'House of Cards' Season 6 production amid Spacey allegations

Production on Season 6 of “House of Cards’ has been suspended, Netflix and Media Rights Capital, the production company that makes the series, announced Tuesday. “MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on ‘House of Cards’ season six, until further notice, to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew,” according 40

October 31, 2017 4:53 AM Zimbabweans against diasporans: Mutambara

ZIMBABWEANS back home, including professionals and the government itself, remain suspicious of exiled compatriots, Professor Arthur Mutambara has said, adding that the problem is adversely impacting diaspora engagement efforts. Speaking at the University of Birmingham in the UK last week, the former deputy prime minister said Zimbabweans back home were not receptive 173

October 31, 2017 12:34 AM Barclays Takeover. . . No Zimbabwean had money to buy bank: RBZ

The British-owned Barclays Plc sold its 43 percent stake in the 105-year-old local unit for about $40 million to FMB as part of its divestiture from African operations. The move generated anxiety among Zimbabweans recently who felt the sale was against the country’s indigenisation and empowerment laws. The Zanu-PF Youth League was very vocal against 59

October 30, 2017 8:27 AM Google Tez Garnered Over 7.5 Million Users in 5 Weeks, Says CEO Sundar Pichai

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Thursday during the Alphabet earnings call made several announcements around Google Tez, the payments app that the search giant had launched in India last month. Based on Unified Payments Interface (UPI), the NPCI's payments platform for the country, the Google Tez app leverages bank accounts for payments. During the earnings 21

October 30, 2017 2:12 AM WHO cancels goodwill ambassador role of Zimbabwe prime minister

(GENEVA) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has revoked the appointment of Zimbabwe’s prime minister as a goodwill ambassador after a public outcry. Robert Mugabe will no longer become WHO’s goodwill ambassador for noncommunicable diseases in Africa. This comes after critics pointed out that Zimbabwe’s health care system has suffered in recent years 80