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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 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 24

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

November 1, 2017 12:40 AM 'He grabbed my whole package': Kevin Spacey is accused by a second Hollywood figure who claims House of Cards star groped him a Los Angeles pub in 2003

A second Hollywood figure has come forward Tuesday with sexual assault allegations against actor Kevin Spacey. Tony Montana, a documentary filmmaker, says that the House of Cards star groped him in the Coronet Pub in Los Angeles in 2003. He says he was in the bar working when Spacey showed up with a number of his friends. 'I went up to order a drink 41

October 30, 2017 7:20 PM Want to buy Jio Phone? Good news, Reliance Jio makes this big statement on India ka smartphone booking dates

First the good news for all those who missed booking their Jio Phone in the first round. Well, it seems their wait is not going to be a long one as Reliance Jio has issued a big statement of intent today. While it is busy distributing the phone to everyone who booked it, it is also preparing the way for others to make the booking. While that process 135 1

October 28, 2017 9:46 AM The Lack Of Women Leaders Is A National Emergency

Men run everything, and it's enough already. Want to stop sexual harassment? Fix this now. There have been so many horrifying stories about male predatory behavior since the Harvey Weinstein story broke earlier this month, but one quote has truly stood out. In a damning memo about her boss, a Weinstein Co. employee named Lauren O’Connor neatly explained 51

October 26, 2017 10:41 AM Crown Prince Announces Saudi Mega-City Listing, Discusses Qatar Rift, Yemen War

"Without a doubt. At the end of the day NEOM will be floated in the markets. The first zone floated in the public markets. It's as if you float the city of New York." "Without a doubt. The first capitalist city in the world... This is the unique thing that will be revolutionary in the city and its growth." "Imagine the board is appointed by the owners 39

October 26, 2017 12:57 AM Google and Cisco join forces in the cloud

Google and network equipment maker Cisco on Wednesday partnered to provide businesses services in the internet cloud, joining forces in a market dominated by Amazon and Microsoft. The trend of companies and consumers opting to access computing power as services hosted online, instead of owning and maintaining their own software, has led to booming growth 103

October 25, 2017 1:37 PM Botswana: Gabane Fed-Up With Liquor Outlets

Gabane — Gabane residents have called for the review of liquor outlets operating in their village. Residents expressed this during a kgotla meeting addressed by Assistant Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Mr Biggie Butale on October 23. First to convey his displeasure over the number of liquor outlets was Kgosi Seeletso Pule who said business 22

October 20, 2017 2:42 AM MPs take govt to task over fuel pricing

MPs have taken government to task over its fuel pricing policy following revelations that the country’s petrol and diesel is the most expensive in the region. Hurungwe Central MP Godfrey Beremauro (Zanu PF) on Wednesday quizzed Energy deputy minister Tsitsi Muzenda on why Zimbabwe’s fuel was way more expensive compared to neighbouring countries like Zambia 38