72018Jun
Botswana pledges mining support to Malawi

Botswana pledges mining support to Malawi

President Mokgweetsi Masisi says his government is willing to share expertise on legislation and governance with Malawi so that the country can benefit from its mining sector. Botswana’s President has offered the support of his government in helping Malawi derive as much benefit as it can from its local mining sector. Speaking at a joint…

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232018Feb
Global economic recovery boosts Botswana’s economy

Global economic recovery boosts Botswana’s economy

Botswana’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development Kenneth Matambo says the country’s economy is expected to expand at a faster pace this year compared to last year. This, as a recovery in the global economy positively affects its mining sector. Mr. Matambo, in addressing parliament during his presentation of the 2018 budget, said GDP growth…

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162016May
Interim Interdicts – A growing trend in Botswana

Interim Interdicts – A growing trend in Botswana

There is a growing trend on the part of lawyers and members of the public alike to seek an interdict when the rights of party have been, or are thought to have been, infringed. Whilst there is no doubt that in the correct circumstances an interdict is a very powerful remedy, it is useful to…

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62016Apr
Botswana: How to be a prudent creditor

Botswana: How to be a prudent creditor

Has someone owed you money for some time, offering unfathomable excuses? Fear not, this article aims to help. Rule number one is whenever you loan anyone any amount of money, reduce the agreement to writing. By putting an agreement in writing you eliminate the risk of potential disputes. In your agreement, always ensure that there…

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62016Apr
Botswana: Insolvent Debtor? Consider your options

Botswana: Insolvent Debtor? Consider your options

Often, when creditors are faced with an insolvent debtor which is a company, there is a misconception that the only option is to place the company under liquidation. There are alternatives which could avert the need for liquidation which, as we know, has disastrous consequences such as retrenchments and very little prospects of recovery, in…

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62016Apr
Botswana: Understanding The Electronic Communications and Transactions Act

Botswana: Understanding The Electronic Communications and Transactions Act

The place where a contract is formed is very important where contracting parties are in different jurisdictions or international contracts in which one party may suffer prejudice owing to conflicting legal rules. Section 16 (3) of the ECTA states the following: ‘The acceptance of an offer by means of an electronic communication becomes effective at the…

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42016Apr
Armstrongs And Its Lawyers Ranked In Highest Band

Armstrongs And Its Lawyers Ranked In Highest Band

Once again Armstrongs has been ranked in the top-tier of law firms in Botswana for 2016 by Chambers Global, an independent and international legal rankings directory. Recognition from Chambers is particularly significant as Chambers recognises achievement in 190 countries worldwide making it the largest research firm in the industry. Chambers awards recognition to law firms…

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