BPC consulting firm: Hoping for the best

The Board of the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), probably in consultation with the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources has taken a decision to engage a management consulting firm to run and optimise the operations of the Corporation. The decision bring in a team with experience and unmatched competence in this area will not attract too many wish-washy questions, but rather the end result of the three year contract will be the most scrutinised. We are all alive to the problems posed by the power cuts and general undersupply of electricity on Botswana and across the southern Africa region. We can only hope that the management firm has some form of panacea. Life is not easy for businesses and individuals who continue to bear the consequences of shut downs and power cuts. Thin profit margins are slipping through their fingers as a result. The management firm can only help us to optimise operations at the BPC, hopefully at a reasonable cost. That we are in trouble is now a broken record. ESBI is one of Europe’s most progressive and commercially focused electricity consultancy firms, with a strong international track record. As a general understanding, management consultants help organisations to solve issues... read more

Second St Louis Export Crystal Chats PDF Print E-mail

Friday 9th August 2013 saw the exciting second instalment of the St Louis Export Top 40 Under 40 Crystal Chats held at Lansmore Masa Square. St Louis Export’s Top 40 Under 40 an initiative which has brought together different individuals under the age of 40.


These are people who have a shown a commitment to positive change in their environments. The initiative has already seen its inaugural Crystal Chats forum inspire thought leadership discussions amongst attendees and the public as a whole. The second Crystal Chats evening proved to be equally well received.

The latest instalment brought to life the theme “Pioneers – The Road Less Travelled.” The event featured 4 of Botswana’s leading thinkers, musicians, sports coaches, business men, writers and entertainers, including Top 40 Under 40 nominees, Monametsi Kalayamotho and Thato ‘Scar’ Matlhabaphiri.

Amongst the guests in attendance were renowned public figure, judge, human rights activist and writer, Unity Dow. Dow earned acclaim for her stance on women’s rights, serving as the plaintiff in a landmark case that allowed the children of women by foreign nationals to be considered Batswana, effectively shaking up the law fraternity in Botswana.

Current Gaborone United coach Major David Bright served as the second inspiring speaker. The former Township Rollers and Mogoditshane Fighters coach is considered Botswana’s most successful coach. Bright went on to become the first Motswana to coach a PSL side in South Africa, Bay United.

One of Botswana’s few lyrically-gifted MCs, Thato ‘Scar’ Matlhabaphiri, was also amongst the speaking panel. Scar is a twice-nominated artist for two categories in the Channel O Spirit of Africa Music Video Awards, having championed the way for many aspiring rappers by releasing a full length hip hop album.


Monametsi Kalayamotho, also a catalyst began his career as a businessman and entrepreneur over 12 years ago and has made his mark in the IT world in Botswana. Through his leadership and entrepreneurial skills, Monametsi built Moro Group into what it is today.

Said KBL Premium Beer Marketing Manager Ms. Amakura Erbynn, “We are very excited that the Top 40 Under 40 is making such big waves in areas that we think are of high importance in our country. The first Crystal Chat was an enormous success and has piqued the interest of many Batswana. We hope to build on more of that success with subsequent Crystal Chats.”


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