AI gets government support in Botswana

The government of Botswana is opening its arms to the potential that artificial intelligence can have to help the country’s development. “Our government is dedicated to promoting public awareness and understanding of AI technologies. By engaging in open dialogue and fostering an environment of knowledge sharing, we can demystify AI and empower our citizens to...

Botswana seeking Southern Africa’s digital hub status

Botswana intends to become a regional digital skills hub, said Thulagano Segokgo, Minister of Communications, Knowledge and Technology, who unveiled details of his plans this week. The minister said Botswana has bold ambitions of having future-oriented, skilled digital human capital so that it can catalyse and sustain innovation ecosystems. “It is imperative that Botswana, through...

Botswana turns to digital as it eyes AfCFTA market

Botswana Export Manufacturer Association (BEMA) is integrating its online store with the Pan-African Payment Settlement System (PAPSS) developed by AFREXIM Bank, to ease customer payments across Africa. This, after Botswana became the 46th state to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which is expected to give companies on the continent access to a...

Botswana pins high-income status hope on digital transformation

Botswana’s ambition to transition its economy is pinned to the country’s digital transformation, the finance minister has announced. Presenting the 2023/2024 budget proposal, finance minister Peggy Serame said digital transformation is central to its national development agenda. She added that is part of six national priorities, which include business environment reform, infrastructure development, value chain...

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation entrusts the modernization of its mobile network to Infovista

Consumer needs for telecom services have changed a lot since the Covid-19 pandemic. Botswana’s incumbent telecom operator wants to modernize its network system to meet current and future industry challenges and remain competitive over the next few years.  Incumbent operator Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) has selected Infovista’s technology to modernize its existing mobile network and prepare...

Botswana’s gov’t urged to ensure data is at core of smart cities ambition

Non-profit construction industry representative body, the Botswana Women in Construction (BOWICO), has urged government to use data effectively in the establishment of smart cities and thereby help to create ‘a night economy’. This after the government announced its intention to convert the country’s second capital Francistown and the resort town Maun into smart cities Botswana...

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