Low productivity and the concomitant costs are harming the local beneficiation industry.
Botswana's executive has accepted a high court ruling that protects "free and fair election" through a secret ballot, as opposed to a show of hands.
The ruling Botswana Democratic Party secured 33 of 57 seats in Parliament, giving Khama another five-year term as president.
Ian Khama is credited with helping Botswana to prosper, but critics warn of his authoritarian bent.
A united opposition coupled with a divided ruling party could yield a shake-up at the polls.
Botswana has to make growth and development the central objective of government policy.
The leader of Botswana's opposition the Umbrella for Democratic Change denies the claim of being on a hit list is a publicity stunt.
Both countries have very different laws on capital punishment.
Activists claim its good governance ranking flies in the face of attacks on media freedom.
Journalism groups have expressed outrage and concern over the arrest and sedition charges of Botswana journalist Outsa Mokone.
South Africa and Botswana want to limit the number of Zimbabweans in their countries.
Botswana plans to follow in the footsteps of Sasol in introducing coal-to-liquid fuel technology while the chemical giant turns its focus to gas.
Botswana's central bank will continue to try to boost economic growth by keeping its repo rate at 7.5%.
Banyana Banyana turned on the heat in the first 45 minutes scoring three goals and ultimately beating Botswana 4-0 in Vanderbijlpark on Saturday.
Malawi, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia will hold crucial polls this year, writes Webster Zambara.
Observers say elections in Southern Africa this year are vulnerable to manipulation and misuse of the military to clamp down on opponents.
Botswana's government has denied claims that fracking is under way in the country's top wildlife park, but says exploration drilling is taking place.
Botswana has been accused of sacrificing the Kalahari to commercial fracking while ignoring the concerns of access to scarce water.