The city was named after the British prospector and miner Daniel Francis, who acquired prospecting licenses in 1869, eventually becoming director of the Tati Concessions Company.Francisand other prospectors often used ancient gold shafts as guiding points for their prospecting, or they simply carried on the mining which had been started in those shafts generations ago.The fund seeks to provide income and capital appreciation over the long term by investing primarily in developed market equities.The fund will opportunistically invest in emerging markets equities.Botswana has a history dating back millions of years with the majority of information from this time being gathered through rock paintings and archaeological finds that are still being discovered today.
The Fund is a pure local equity fund domiciled in Botswana, priced in BWP, which shall invest predominantly in listed local equities, with a lower exposure to local cash. The fund will aim to be fully invested in equities. The Fund is a balanced fund domiciled in Botswana, priced in BWP, which shall invest in listed Botswana and global equities, Botswana and global bonds, Botswana and global property, Botswana and global derivatives, and Botswana and global money market instruments and cash, which results in a fund...
Civil society activists are questioning the high ranking of Botswana on the Mo Ibrahim Index for Good Governance that was released this week.
This follows several incidents adversely affecting the media in the country, dating back to the election of President Ian Khama in 2008.
Substantively shallow “People have the perception of Botswana as the freest, most open and democratic society, but free expression is getting substantively shallow on a daily basis,” she said.
In the latest attack on the media in Botswana, the Sunday Standard editor Outsa Mokone was arrested last month and charged with sedition following an article in the newspaper about Khama’s alleged involvement in a car crash.
Situated 436 kilometres north of Gaborone, Francistown is the country’s second largest city, and an industrial and transport hub, with a railway line leading north to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.