Business and Finance

Business & Finance

Africa: Venson-Moitoi Prepares for AU Rerun

Team Venson-Moitoi remains confident of winning the African Union Commission (AUC) chairmanship in January 2017, following failure by all three candidates to secure enough votes for a clear win in Kigali, Rwanda on Monday. Botswana’s Minister of Foreig…

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Botswana: Venson-Moitoi’s AU Bid Fails

Team Venson-Moitoi remains confident of winning the African Union Commission (AUC) chairmanship in January 2017, following failure by all three candidates to secure enough votes for a clear win in Kigali, Rwanda on Monday. Botswana’s Minister of Foreig…

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Botswana: Venson-Moitoi’s AU Bid Fails

Team Venson-Moitoi remains confident of winning the African Union Commission (AUC) chairmanship in January 2017, following failure by all three candidates to secure enough votes for a clear win in Kigali, Rwanda on Monday. Botswana’s Minister of Foreig…

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Governance

Botswana: Citizen-Owned Businesses Can’t Cater for Hollywood Stars

As businesses that cater for Hollywood A-listers and royalty from all over the world, hospitality establishments in the Okavango Delta have exceptionally high international standards. However, as a Private Sector Development Programme report notes, all…

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Botswana: Maun Park to Re-Open

The educational park in Maun will soon re-open for the public, the park manager Mr Gothusang Kochani has said.Speaking in an interview at a Youth Winter Conservation boot camp, Mr Kochanki said the park was closed in 2011 due to floods which hampered o…

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Botswana: Maun Park to Re-Open

The educational park in Maun will soon re-open for the public, the park manager Mr Gothusang Kochani has said.Speaking in an interview at a Youth Winter Conservation boot camp, Mr Kochanki said the park was closed in 2011 due to floods which hampered o…

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General

General

Botswana: Wasbo Donates to Bontleng VDC

Women and Sports Botswana (WASBO) donated clothing items, house hold items and stationery to Bontleng Village Development Office (VDC) in Gaborone July 25.Speaking during the donation, WASBO chairperson for Gaborone Region, Keenese Katisenge said they …

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Botswana: BICA Urges Accountants to Register

Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) is scheduled to hold its 9th Biennial International Conference next month under the theme, ‘Leading, Building and Innovating in Turbulent Times’. The two-day conference will begin on August 11. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, BICA President Rudi Binedell said through the conference they aim to set the agenda as a professional body that promotes the observance of standards and codes, including ethical behaviour, as advocated for by both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). “These are believed to promote accountability and transparency in a country and are globally recognised to be essential prerequisites for the attraction of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI),” said Binedell.

Abel Monnakgotla – owner of AT&T buses and related businesses – will be the guest speaker and will focus on the important role of the modern day accountant, especially in turbulent times. The conference will include a panel discussion about the ‘Financial Voice Steering the Conversation in Turbulent Times’ which will be led by knowledgeable facilitators with topics ranging from governance to managing and accounting for natural resources, money laundering and terrorist financing. BICA Vice President and Acting Chairperson; Conference Organising Committee, Gosego Motsamai said the target audience for the conference includes BICA members and non-members, trainee accountants, tax consultants, finance directors, finance managers, auditors and financial controllers.

BICA Chief Executive Verily Molatedi said there is a concern about unregistered accountants, which soil the reputation of the profession as well as having a detrimental effect on the organisations that employ their services. She said currently BICA has 1119 members with 448 of those being the citizens, emphasizing that practicing accountants should register with the institution.

Source: The Patriot

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Botswana: BICA Urges Accountants to Register

Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) is scheduled to hold its 9th Biennial International Conference next month under the theme, ‘Leading, Building and Innovating in Turbulent Times’. The two-day conference will begin on August 11. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, BICA President Rudi Binedell said through the conference they aim to set the agenda as a professional body that promotes the observance of standards and codes, including ethical behaviour, as advocated for by both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). “These are believed to promote accountability and transparency in a country and are globally recognised to be essential prerequisites for the attraction of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI),” said Binedell.

Abel Monnakgotla – owner of AT&T buses and related businesses – will be the guest speaker and will focus on the important role of the modern day accountant, especially in turbulent times. The conference will include a panel discussion about the ‘Financial Voice Steering the Conversation in Turbulent Times’ which will be led by knowledgeable facilitators with topics ranging from governance to managing and accounting for natural resources, money laundering and terrorist financing. BICA Vice President and Acting Chairperson; Conference Organising Committee, Gosego Motsamai said the target audience for the conference includes BICA members and non-members, trainee accountants, tax consultants, finance directors, finance managers, auditors and financial controllers.

BICA Chief Executive Verily Molatedi said there is a concern about unregistered accountants, which soil the reputation of the profession as well as having a detrimental effect on the organisations that employ their services. She said currently BICA has 1119 members with 448 of those being the citizens, emphasizing that practicing accountants should register with the institution.

Source: The Patriot

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Medical and Health

Medical/Health Care

Jhpiego Reaches Two Million Men and Youth with Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention

BALTIMORE, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — More than 2 million men and youth across sub-Saharan Africa have reduced their lifetime risk of HIV infection by accessing Jhpiego-supported voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services. This milestone represents more than 15 percent of the World Health Organization-estimated 11.7 million VMMCs performed worldwide. Jhpiego, a nonprofit global health […]

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Johnson & Johnson lance un appel aux idées innovantes afin de réduire les infections au VIH en Afrique subsaharienne

Les partenaires DREAMS annoncent un défi de l’innovation de 85 millions $ axé sur les solutions pour les adolescentes et les jeunes femmes NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, le 18 février 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Aujourd’hui, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE : JNJ) a lancé un appel pour des idées innovantes dans le cadre du défi de l’innovation DREAMS qui est soutenu […]

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New Malaria Test, illumigene® Malaria, Sets a New Gold Standard for Diagnosis

Meridian Bioscience Collaborates With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar to Launch Diagnostic Test up to 80,000 Times More Sensitive Than Current Options CINCINNATI, Jan. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVO) today announced that it has received the CE Mark for illumigene® Malaria, a novel, highly […]

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Sports

Sports

Botswana’s Diamond Deception

Since its independence from Britain in 1966, Botswana has been hailed as Africa’s model nation, a “political diamond.” The country, which is the size of France but with only about 2 million residents, is stable – its democratic elections so peaceful an…

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Botswana: Creative Industry Economy Driver

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (MYSC) programmes officer, Buyani Mphetsolang says the creative industry has contributed towards the economic growth in the Ngmailand District.He said arts and culture were economic drivers in communities.Deliv…

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Botswana: Creative Industry Economy Driver

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (MYSC) programmes officer, Buyani Mphetsolang says the creative industry has contributed towards the economic growth in the Ngmailand District.He said arts and culture were economic drivers in communities.Deliv…

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Technology

Technology

Botswana: Moepeng Preaches Discipline

Employees under the Ministry for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, have been urged to be exemplary and display acceptable behaviour in the workplace.The secretary for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Ms Kebonye Moepeng, mad…

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Botswana: Moepeng Preaches Discipline

Employees under the Ministry for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, have been urged to be exemplary and display acceptable behaviour in the workplace.The secretary for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Ms Kebonye Moepeng, mad…

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Botswana: Local Govt Ministry Faces Shortage of Vehicles

Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Ms Botlogile Tshireletso says her ministry is faced with a shortage of vehicles.Ms Tshireletso told Parliament that since April 2015, there were 235 villages without vehicles.She noted that …

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