Industry Opinion

Crop insurance helps farmers mitigate threat of climate change

Agriculture is a highly climate-sensitive industry, and as climate change intensifies causing changes in climate patterns and more severe climate events, like floods or extended periods of dry spells during critical growth…

How business incubators are helping entrepreneurs in Africa

Small & medium enterprises (SMEs) are the engine of economic growth in Africa, particularly when small businesses develop their potential to expand and contribute to job creation. According to the World Bank,…

Adapt or die, and the changing nature of insurance industry

Significant events and shifts in geopolitics, global health, technology and climate change are transforming behaviours in the financial markets at an unprecedented pace. Investor confidence is challenged every day, and market trends are changing just as…

Putting education at the heart of AU-EU partnership

The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the learning crisis in Africa by severely limiting access education. By early April 2020, the crisis had left more than 20 million pre-primary, 160 million primary, 56…

4 Ways to fast-rack more women becoming investors in Africa

Misleading stereotypes, suggest that women aren’t natural investors and they lack the gumption to do what comes naturally to men in investing. Recent data, however, completely debunks this myth and, more interestingly,…

Leading in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Leadership has always been and will always be about people. People will always remain at the center of it all. Especially in times like these, leaders must lead with purpose, foresight, clarity,…

Bank Rate unchanged at 5 percent

At the meeting held on October 22, 2018, the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Botswana decided to maintain the Bank Rate at 5 percent. The outlook for price stability remains…

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