Schneider Electric (Schneider-Electric.co.za), a France-based specialist in energy management and automation, has signed an agreement with Gaborone-based SDM Electrical Switchboards to transfer technology to the company, and enable it to build electrical power switching systems locally.
Botswana Tender and Business News
The Stanford Graduate School of Business just announced a new three-year partnersnip with De Beers Group to empower young entrepreneurs and owners of established businesses in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa through two new educational programs launching in 2018.
The International Monetary Fund completed its Article IV consultation with the country of Botswana at the end of July. Based on improvements in diamond sales and other factors, the IMF has upgraded its near-term economic forecasts for the country. It has also recommended specific actions for the country to consider going forward.
Mateso Abana Kasian, the notorious head of a well known East African ivory poaching network, was arrested on July 27 in Mozambique.
Healthymagination's Mother and Child Programme just unveiled the 14 social enterprises selected as its second cohort in Africa. Each emerging enterprise is focused in one way or another on improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa.
The fall army worm has expanded so rapidly in southern Africa that its presence is behind a cut in this year's regional maize harvest forecast by up to 10 percent. A new multi-part plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the worm may help push back the agricultural menace.
Norilsk Nickel of Moscow, Russia, has given the government of Botswana notice that it plans to commence legal proceedings regarding its involvement in reckless trading by BCL Limited and BCL Investments Proprietary Limited regarding the sale of the Tati mine in Botswana.
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) leaders have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.
According to the latest Africa Investment Index 2016, a report created by Quantum Global Research Lab of Switzerland, Botswana is the most attractive economy for those interested in African investments.
A group of African organizations and international NGOs with a presence in Africa are urging Zambia to reaffirm its membership in the International Criminal Court. They do so saying it is the best way to advance justice for victims of atrocities.
The African Legal Network, a consortium of major law firms located throughout Africa, has joined a new member, ABCC (formerly SCAN Advogados) of Mozambique.
Shell's licensee in Africa, Vivo Energy, has announced a Pan-African partnership agreement with Orange across nine countries. It allows those countries where both companies overlap to use Orange Money to pay for their fuel.
MERCK Africa took another major step recently in honoring the role of Women in Advanced Medical Research. It recently named the first winners of its new 'Merck Africa Women Research Award', for research on women's health in Africa, to researchers in Kenya, Burkina FAso, Gabon, Uganda, Ethiopia, Botswana, Cameroon, Gambia and Zimbabwe.
Imex Systems Inc., an Ontario-based software products and solution provider to public authorities, has been awarded a new contract worth $14.6 million by the government of Botswana.
A grant was just released by the African Water Facility (AWF) to create a Climate Resilient Water Resources Investment Strategy and Multipurpose Project for the Orange-Senqu River Basin. This will serve the countries of South Africa, Namibia, Lesotha and Botswana.
As the African economy heats up so too does the pace at which employees may be transferred within countries and across borders, as well as what happens during acquisitions, buyouts, and closures. Bowmans, a pan-African law firm, just published a Guide covering the potential employment consequences in business transfers in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.
Products shipping from Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho to the European Union have now been granted duty-free access. The European Parliament just voted to approve the duty-free trade arrangement.
A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.
Many see entrepreneurship as one of the most important contributors to African growth in the near future. To help others succeed in this area, young South African entrepreneur Karabo Songo and others have formed a new Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs - Southern Africa (CAYE-SA) -- to share experiences and help support each other in their business journeys.
United Nations leaders said today that much more needs to be done to prevent further suffering, strengthen resilience and preserve livelihoods in the wake of El Niño's devastating effects worldwide. Africa was the worst hit, with 40 million of the estimated 60 million affected globally residing in East and Southern Africa.
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF, AfricanInnovation.org) recently named its award winners on the fifth anniversary of its Innovation Prize for Africa (InnovationPrizeforAfrica.org). The top two awards went to nominees from Benin and South Africa. There was also a Special Prize for Social Innovation announced during the same ceremony.
Standard Chartered Bank of the United Kingdom will soon be bringing its latest online and mobile banking platform to an estimated 1 million clients across 8 African markets. This is the biggest digital roll out in Africa by any international bank.
Increasing economic activity, rapid mobile telecom growth, and increased provider investment are expected to increase Africa's mobile internet traffic by as much as 20 times by the end of the decade.
The United Nations will undertake a major review of progress made in the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) later this month.
As Sub-Saharan Africa grows, so too will everything associated with providing reliable electrical power to a highly diverse customer base. As that happens, electrical metering in general -- and a concept important to the growth of African electrical power distribution, prepaid metering, will both grow rapidly in the coming years.