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23 Jun 2017
 
 
Masire 'was instrumental in fight against apartheid in SA'
POLITICS
South Africa's High Commission to Botswana, Mdu Lembede, has reportedly said that the late Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire was instrumental in the fight against apartheid in South Africa....
 
 
High Commissioner ‘seized’ with avoiding post-Brexit trade interruption with South Africa
TRADE RELATIONS
British High Commissioner to South Africa Nigel Casey says he is currently “very seized” with ensuring that measures are put in place “timeously” to guarantee no interruption in the trade...
 
 
Is Southern Africa facing a food security disaster?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
A rapidly growing population in Southern Africa means an increasingly higher food demand. And although domestic food production is expected to rise over the next few decades in response to this...
 
 
Former Botswana president Masire dies at 91
POLITICS
Former Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire has died. He was 91. Reports on Friday indicated that Masire died on Thursday night after he was hospitalised last weekend in a critical condition.
 
 
21 Jun 2017
 
Ecsponent Development Fund improving BEE procurement in the Mining Sector
South African News
JSE-listed African financial services company, Ecsponent Limited, says that its unique Ecsponent Development Fund (EDF) provides large corporate business with an effective way of managing...
 
 
13 Jun 2017
 
Exploration needed to sustain Botswana diamond history
BOTSWANA CONFERENCE
The only way that Botswana can have a long and continued proud history of diamond mining is to spend money on diamond exploration, Botswana Diamonds MD James Campbell said on Tuesday, when he urged...
 
 
12 Jun 2017
 
Botswana determined to become investor friendly – Minister
BOTSWANA RESOURCE CONFERENCE
The government is determined to better its legislative framework and policies to ensure the country becomes investor friendly, against a backdrop of collapsed foreign direct investment (FDI)....
 
 
Botswana’s diamond sector has gone ex growth – economist
DIAMONDS
Botswana’s diamond sector is not going to disappear but it is also not going to grow. Increasingly, Botswana is a services driven economy, with the real growth coming from the services sector,...
 
 
 
 
Renewable energy eclipsing coal – Fieldstone
COAL
Renewable energy is very rapidly ousting coal, which could present a blow to Botswana, which has been pinning its hopes on coal replacing the static diamond industry as its new platform for...
 
 
08 Jun 2017
 
 
 
South Africa suspends Zimbabwe chicken imports after bird flu outbreak
BIRD FLU
South Africa has suspended imports of birds and chicken products from neighbouring Zimbabwe after it reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a poultry farm, the agriculture...
 
 
Southern Africa has an integration plan: but it’s short of sector specifics
THE CONVERSATION
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has placed industrialisation at the centre of its regional integrated development plan and a roadmap has been drawn up to guide the plan. But...
 
 
07 Jun 2017
 
GCIS: Statement on the Cabinet meeting of 7 June 2017
STATEMENT
Cabinet met on Wednesday, 7 June 2017, at Tuynhuys, Cape Town. 1.  ISSUES IN THE ENVIRONMENT 1.1. Cabinet reiterates President Jacob Zuma’s call for South Africans to unite against violence and...
 
 
31 May 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Review of land tenure policy, institutional and administrative systems of Botswana
RECOMMENDATION
The evolution of land administration in Botswana can be divided into three discernible periods: pre-colonial, colonial and post-independence. During the pre-colonial period before 1895, land was...
 
 
29 May 2017
 
Democracy is taking root in Africa. But that doesn’t mean it works all the time
THE CONVERSATION
The questions that I get asked most often by students, policy makers and political leaders are: “can democracy work in Africa?” and “is Africa becoming more democratic?”. As we celebrate Africa Day...
 
 
26 May 2017
 
SA: Kgalema Motlanthe: Address by former South African President, at the launch of Oxfam South Africa, Johannesburg (25/05/2017)
Topics
I thank you for the invitation for this address this morning and am humbled by the request to share my views on the theme of such momentous import for our country during these trying times.
 
 
 
                       
 
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