Botswana seeks AfDB funding for integrated agro-commercial project

INTERNATIONAL – Botswana’s Agricultural Ministry has submitted a funding request to the African Development Bank (AfDB) for an undisclosed amount to launch an integrated agro-commercial development project, a senior official said Monday. The ministry aimed to engage a transactional advisor and carry out next steps incorporated in the project, dubbed as Zambezi Integrated Agro-Commercial Development Project, according to Fidelis Molao, Botswana’s minister of agricultural development and food security. The project was launched to improve Botswana’s food security, diversify the sector, contribute to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and create…

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Whats SMEs should consider when applying for funding

DURBAN – SMEs who are not adequately prepared when applying for credit often develop an incorrect assumption that banks are not open to lending. Valentine Jingura, Head of Pricing at FNB Business said that the banking sector is eager to lend to SMEs as means to stimulate economic activity and broader GDP growth. As responsible financial services providers, banks are bound by a set of guidelines and principles, which prohibit reckless lending – to protect consumers and businesses. Accordingly, SMEs who seek financial assistance should familiarise themselves with the credit application…

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Funded training opportunity for women in transport, logistics

Gauteng-based women working in the transport and logistics industry are invited to apply for fully funded training in the International Certificate in Logistics and Transport by UK-based professional body Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport International. The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) has secured funding from the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) for the training of 30 employed women and is inviting employers to enrol learners for this opportunity. “This is the first time that TETA has been awarded funding for a candidacy programme, a…

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