Botswana News

An analysis of Botswana Capital Transfer Tax (Amendment) Act 2019: Case Study of South Africa & Australia

The Capital Transfer Tax (Amendment) Act 2019 was enacted on 28 August 2019 and awaits commencement. Upon commencement by the Ministry responsible for Finance, this Act will affect how real estate assets trade. Before unpacking the changes, it is important to highlight that there are three forms of land ownership (more…)

Merits & Demerits of debt & equity finance for major real estate projects

The nature of real estate is such that it requires large amounts of outflows in the development stage. Real estate companies have to resort to alternatives so as to raise finance to carry on their developments. Usually large well established developers can resort to many sources of raising funds on (more…)

Purposes and justifications of planning in addressing urban challenges

Planning is called forethought and it is the process of thinking about and organizing the activities required to achieve a desired goal. Planning is also an act of formulating of a course of action, or of drawing up plans. Planning in spatial planning, in architectural design, the creation of functional (more…)

Costs, Benefits and Implications of the 11th Parliament Sitting Announcement Part 2

An inquiry into cost and benefits of adjusting subdivisions laws by Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation services in Botswana Botswana, an independent country since September 1966 is dominantly a mining and tourism driven country. Batswana also have undying passion for agriculture. Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) is a major (more…)