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Botswana Country Profile

Botswana Country Profile

Botswana is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. Also Formerly known by its British protectorate name Bechuanaland. It adopted its new name Botswana after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. Since its independence botswana has maintained a strong tradition of stable representative democracy, with a consistent record of uninterrupted democratic elections. […]

Non-executive directors in Africa expected to become specialised professionals in the foreseeable future

Non-executive directors in Africa expected to become specialised professionals in the foreseeable future

Africa’s boards remain under significant pressure to continually transform and to ensure that they have the right expertise, experience and diversity to be an effective board in today’s rapidly-changing business environment. Gerald Seegers, Head of People and Organisation for PwC Africa, says: “Within the foreseeable future the makeup of the board will change to reflect […]

August 12, 2016, World Elephant Day

August 12, 2016, World Elephant Day

On Friday, August 12, 2016, people around the world will celebrate World Elephant Day, a day to honor elephants, spread awareness about the violent and critical threats they are facing, and to support positive solutions that will help ensure their survival. Scientists estimate that 25,000 elephants are being killed each year for their ivory. The […]

Visa-free African Union Diplomatic Passport Launched: Everything you need to know about it and how to get it

Visa-free African Union Diplomatic Passport Launched: Everything you need to know about it and how to get it

It’s official—the African Union has launched its continental e-passport program Sunday as part of the opening ceremony of the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Kigali, Rwanda. But unless you’re Rwandan President Paul Kagame or Chadian President Idriss Eby, who are already carrying their fancy-looking red and gold document, an […]

Standard Bank Leads in Africa with Digital Innovations

Standard Bank Leads in Africa with Digital Innovations

Standard Bank is on a committed journey of rapid digitization across the continent, offering its customers more convenient ways to interact with their personal banking services. The latest innovation in this digital transformation journey is the expansion of the existing Standard Bank banking app to four additional African markets simultaneously, namely Uganda, Namibia, Ghana and […]

Namibia Joined Hands Tackle Poverty

Namibia Joined Hands Tackle Poverty

A conversation with Namibian President Hage Geingob’s senior economic advisor brings to mind mental exercises in outlining complex documents. John Steytler, who was a senior advisor at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC and returned to Namibia to become statistician general before joining the president’s team at State House, seamlessly describes key action areas […]

Vantage Capital provides (R80 million) of funding to Namibia’s United Africa Group

Vantage Capital provides (R80 million) of funding to Namibia’s United Africa Group

Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today that it has provided a debenture facility of N$80 million (R80 million) to United Africa Group (“UAG”), an established hospitality and property-owning group in Namibia. The funding is being used to support the group’s equity contribution for the construction of a new Hilton Garden Inn, a […]

Southern Africa Energy & Infrastructure Summit, 4-6 May 2016 in Maputo, Mozambique

Southern Africa Energy & Infrastructure Summit, 4-6 May 2016 in Maputo, Mozambique

For the last 23 years, EnergyNet has worked closely with the governments and pivotal stakeholders of Mozambique, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, and Malawi. Regional development is the key to unlocking Africa’s energy investment potential – it is with this in mind that EnergyNet are delighted […]

AfricaMetro officially signs a media partnership agreement with EnergyNet Ltd

AfricaMetro officially signs a media partnership agreement with EnergyNet Ltd

AfricaMetro is pleased to announce that is has officially signed a media partnership agreement with EnergyNet Ltd. AfricaMetro will be the official news outlet for Southern Africa Energy and Infrastructure Summit which takes place from the 4th to the 6th of May 2016 in Maputo, Mozambique About EnergyNet For the last 23 years, EnergyNet has […]

Namibia President Geingob’s Hits and Misses

Namibia President Geingob’s Hits and Misses

“During his first year as President,” according to a new report from Namibia’s Institute for Public Policy Research, “Geingob has been saying all the right things from declaring an all-out war on poverty and declaring his assets as a means of promoting transparency and accountability, to providing tangible action [on other issues].” The actual record […]

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