Botswana/bɒtˈswɑːnə/, officially the Republic of Botswana (Tswana:Lefatshe la Botswana), is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. The citizens refer to themselves as Batswana (singular: Motswana). Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. Since then, it has maintained a strong tradition of stable representative democracy, with a consistent record of uninterrupted democratic elections.
Botswana is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. Its border with Zambia to the north near Kazungula is poorly defined but at most is a few hundred metres long.
A mid-sized country of just over 2 million people, Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated nations in the world. Around 10 percent of the population lives in the capital and largest city, Gaborone. Formerly one of the poorest countries in the world—with a GDP per capita of about US$70 per year in the late 1960s—Botswana has since transformed itself into one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, now boasting a GDP (purchasing power parity) per capita of about $18,825 per year as of 2015, which is one of the highest in Africa. Its high gross national income (by some estimates the fourth-largest in Africa) gives the country a modest standard of living and the highest Human Development Index of continental Sub-Saharan Africa.
The case before Justice Tau is seen as Banners ... The building society is overseen by the finance ministry, Bank of Botswana and the Botswana Stock Exchange, to varying degrees. Its shareholding also indicates an explosive AGM ahead, with powerful investors, one parastatal, quasi-government entities and prominent actors in the share registry ... .
Mawana -- The over P2.3 billion North West transmission grid connection project will add value to Botswana's development path and most importantly reduce the power import bill, says President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi....
In his video, the former Alliance for Progressives (AP) MP said that if the UDC wants to remove the BotswanaDemocratic Party from power, they must start being democratic themselves and hold an elective congress for each party to bring an equal number of delegates to vote for the leadership ... Moeti Mohwasa- UDC Head of Communications ... Moeti Mohwasa ... .
This week I read media reports on the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in Botswana... Now, let’s imagine a scenario where the elected representatives of the people of Botswana, who are paid from public coffers, were to be characterised as public servants and be governed by the same code of conduct as the Botswana public service.
Meanwhile, according to CIPA records, Derek, Rita and Lerie Brink hold 17.3% equity in BBSLimited and as a voting bloc, are even more powerful than institutional shareholders such as the Botswana Privatisation Holdings (14.9%) and the Botswana Police Savings and Loans Guarantee Scheme (9.2 percent).
Speaking to VoiceMoney, Quantitative Analyst at First National BankBotswana (FNBB), Gomolemo Basele, said the tax pronouncements for 2021 will undoubtedly erode the purchasing power of local households in the short- to medium-term – especially against a backdrop of low real ...
The total death count is likely to be in the dozens ... In Maputo, a liaison body for foreign assistance partners to coordinate their Covid‑19 support with the government has been replicated to also focus on Cabo Delgado security, but broadened to include regional stakeholders such as South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and ex-colonial power Portugal.