Our story last week about the SLC quadrupling someone’s interest rate sparked a new wave of complaints• Share your stories of working while studying at universityWhen Gary Ashworth moved to Botswana in 2013 to try to start a design business, he immediately told the Student Loans Company that he would be out of the UK. Despite updating the company with his earnings, as requested, last year he discovered that £930 was being demanded by a firm of debt collectors.The reason for this harsh penalty? He apparently failed to put his date of birth on one of the numerous forms sent by the loan company. Ashworth is just the latest graduate to complain to Guardian Money about what they allege is heavy-handed and unfair treatment at the hands of the SLC, an organisation that appears to be fast turning into one of the UK’s least-liked brands. Continue reading...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China stepped up its warning to Botswana on Wednesday over a planned visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama next month, demanding the African nation respect China's core interests.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China warned Botswana on Friday against hosting the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who is due to visit there next month, saying it hoped Botswana could make the "correct" decision about the trip.
Ventures Africa reports:On Tuesday 11th July 2017, a London based equity firm and a leading investor in growth markets, Actis, announced the launch of a major pan-African higher education initiative to be known as Honoris United Universities. The University will harness the collaborative intelligence and the pioneering efforts of these institutions to educate Africa’s next generations of leaders and professionals. The higher education platform worth $275m spans across nine African countries, which include Tunisia, Morocco, South Africa, Namibia, Mauritius, Botswana and Zimbabwe...[more]
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Туристы, путешествующие по национальному парку Кгалагади на границе Ботсваны и ЮАР, заметили детеныша гну, который увязался за автомобилем перед ними. Он с трудом поспевал за машиной, чуть не попал под встречную Toyota, побежал за ней и в итоге пристал к автомобилю, в котором ехали туристы.
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AIM- and Australia-listed Botswana coalbed methane developer Tlou Energy said July 3 it has lodged a Mining Licence application for its Lesedi CBM project with the Botswanan government, and said the latter has given it more time to submit a power project proposal. In Botswana, mining licences typically...
President Masire was instrumental in transforming his arid, destitute country into the envy of other African nations.
The first "spaghetti road" constructed in Botswana will reduce traffic congestion in the city of Francistown.
He helped solidify his country’s standing as one of the most richly thriving nations on the continent.
Botswana on Friday announced three days of mourning after the death of 91-year-old Ketumile Masire, a former president who led the country for nearly two decades.
On 22 March 2017, Sinopec agreed a deal to buy out Chevron’s downstream businesses in South Africa and Botswana, in China’s first major investment into the downstream oil industry in Africa. Although China already has an extensive footprint in Africa, the majority of these operations have been confined to the upstream sector – in oil and gas exploration. China has been steadily expanding its upstream operations outside China since the late 1990’s, through its three main state-controlled oil companies: CNPC, Sinopec…
Во второй половине дня, 21 июня, король Карл Густав, королева Сильвия, кронпринцесса Виктория и принц Даниэль устроили в Королевском дворце обед для президента Ботсваны Яна Кхамы, который находится с официальным визитом в Швеции с 19 июня.Источники: kungahuset, svenskdam
The business confidence index in Botswana increased to 48 in the first half of 2017 from 43 in the previous period. Confidence among domestic-oriented businesses rose to 48 percent in the first half of 2017 compared to 43 percent in the second half of 2016. Business Confidence in Botswana averaged 49.88 percent from 2005 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 82 percent in December of 2008 and a record low of 28 percent in December of 2005. In Botswana, the Bank’s biannual Business Expectations Survey (BES) collects information on the local business community’s perceptions about the prevailing state of the economy and economic prospects. The business confidence index (BCI) reflects business conditions at a particular point in time and it is reported on a gross basis. That is, it is calculated as the percentage of respondents indicating ‘satisfactory’ conditions to the total number of respondents indicating ‘unsatisfactory’ and ‘satisfactory’ conditions. The BCI value varies from 0 to 100, with zero indicating extreme lack of confidence, while 100 indicates extreme confidence. As an example, a BCI value of 40 percent is interpreted to mean that 40 percent of all respondents (gross) rated prevailing conditions as satisfactory. This page provides - Botswana Business Confidence- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.
Tlou Energy, the AIM and Australia-listed independent active in Botswana coalbed methane (CBM) development, said June 20 that it generated its first power from CBM at its field in Botswana following the installation of a gas generator at the Selemo project area. It's the first time in Botswana...