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Productivity is threatened by spike in STIs

Information derived from administrative data on patients seen at health facilities countrywide in 2019 by Statistics Botswana shows...

RESCILIENCE: THE ART OF WINNING IN SALES DURING HARD TIMES

It takes time, grip and help from people around you, and you are likely to experience setbacks along the way, an unforeseen third...

NO MORE TAX ON RENT AND COMMISSION BELOW P4K

The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr Thapeko Matsheka, issued an Income Tax Amendment Bill 2021 on 26 March 2021 which...

Relationship Management in Private Banking

In 2008, I had the opportunity to be part of the newly launched FNB Private Clients Division as a transactional banker. The on-boarding...

New taxes: Breadwinners facing opening jaws

On April 1st 2021, government effected new taxes and further increased some of the existing ones. VAT alone will fetch an extra P1.27...

Private Banking: Our local Context

As a continuation from last week’s article in which I introduced the concept of Private Banking and the objectives of a private bank,...

EVER TRIED TO QUIT? Reflections of a Risk Management practitioner

More often than not, we pick this career without a full understanding of its challenging yet rewarding aspects. As I reflect, the...

Navigating the Covid-19 Hailstorm: Botswana’s Economic...

In a bid to reboot the economy and support it from the shock brought on by the pandemic, the government is in the process of rolling...

TAX INTEREST MUSTN’T BE CHARGED ON UNEXPECTED PROFITS

There is a matter which has been the subject of debate for years and that is whether taxpayer’s must be charged interest for late-payment...

Private Banking: The Origins

In my view, our local version of private banking is not there with the best as we still have some work to do. In today’s edition,...

Start Ups Cannot Ignore Market Research

• The prevailing attitude is that market research are exclusive to big multinationals

NO 3% CONSTRUCTION TAX ON ME, PLEASE!

You may know that there is a 3% tax whenever one pays any person, whether resident or not, amounts in respect of construction contracts...

CROSS-SELLING: THE SALES STRATEGY YOU NEED TO ADOPT

Cross-selling refers to the process of selling an additional product/service that is related to the primary purchase that a customer...

Implementing the Risk Management Strategy

After crafting a risk management strategy, management needs to consider how the strategy will be implemented in order to ensure achievement...

A STRATEGY FOR RISK; You can’t ‘freestyle’ when it comes...

This instalment has tapped into a colleague in the UK to crystallise the need for the right culture in which risk management is not...