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Botswana cancels US$30 tourism tax

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The government of Botswana has cancelled the introduction of a US$30 levy on tourists - aimed at raising money to preserve its safari operations - fearing a backlash from tourism industry stakeholders. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Conversation, Jimmy Opelo, told a Parliamentary Accounts Committee: “This withdrawal is to enable the Ministry and Botswana Tourism...

International support continues to grow with 47 nations represented at the first Gaming Africa

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Gaming professionals from Brazil to Botswana, Germany to Ghana and Lithuania to Lesotho will be amongst the delegates expected at the inaugural Gaming Africa, Clarion Gaming’s two day conference and learning symposium being held across 24th and 25th October in Johannesburg. Representatives from a total of 47 nations have registered to be part of the free to attend event, including...

Minister found to have lied under oath in casino licence case

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The Gaborone High Court has ruled that Botswana’s Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Vincent Seretse, lied under oath in a case regarding the renewal of a casino licence for Letsatsi Casino in Palapye.   Letsatsi Casino had tussled with the Gambling Authority (GA) - then named the Casino Control Board – over the regulator’s refusal to renew its casino licence. Unsatisfied...

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