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Botswana’s wind and solar electricity, copious biomass wastes, can be used to enhance access to energy services

According to a recent assessment published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Botswana’s wind and solar electricity, as well as copious biomass wastes, can be used to enhance access to energy services. The assessment, titled Renewables Readiness Assessment: Botswana, stated that short-to-medium-term actions in the areas of policy, regulatory, …

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Mining sector leading Botswana’s economical mend

According to financial services provider Absa Bank Botswana, Botswana’s economy is on the mend, aided by the mining sector. “Botswana’s economic recovery is underway with an improving outlook for diamond demand buoying medium- to longer-term prospects. Rough diamond prices are recovering in line with stronger demand in key markets, such …

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Mining Indaba moved to May 2022

The 2022 edition of Investing in African Mining Indaba, originally scheduled for February has been moved to May 2022. Organisers of the event said the decision was made following extensive consultation with partners, key stakeholders across the mining value chain and government ministers. “Collectively we decided, due to ongoing challenges …

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Tsodilo moves on to the next stage after licence renewal

The Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology, and Energy Security has issued the license renewal for Tsodilo Resources which is valid for two years beginning October 1 this year. The TSX-V company’s  renewed licence covers an area that includes the firm’s BK16 kimberlite asset. The diamondiferous BK16 kimberlite pipe …

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Botswana has unearthed third-largest diamond

Debswana, a Botswanan diamond company, announced the discovery of a 1,098-carat stone, the world’s third-largest of its kind. The stone, discovered on June 1, was presented to President Mokgweetsi Masisi in Gaborone on Wednesday. “It is believed to be the third-largest gem-quality find in the world,” said Debswana Managing Director …

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