Africa Agriculture 

Botswana’s president goes shopping for a farm

In south-west Botswana, near the border with South Africa, the federal government owns some prime farmland Banyana Farms. The land was initially purchased in order to promote industrial livestock farming in Botswana.In 2015, Banyana Farms a state-owned company, decided to rent out numerous large cattle ranches on the property, and created a competitive tender procedure to do so. This is important real estate, and the lease is for 14 years. The greatest ranch, the 49 square kilometre Portion 2, drew in substantial interest. The 39 bidders have now been whittled…

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Asia Covid19 

Singapore ends Covid-19 circuit breaker: How does it affect you from June 2

Monday (June 1) will be the last day of Singapore’s eight-week Covid-19 circuit breaker shutdown. Restrictions will be progressively eased in three phases. Here’s a list of what is allowed under Phase 1 which starts on Tuesday. The government will review in mid-June to see when Phase 2 can begin. – The default mode of working for all companies – including those allowed to resume operations in Phase 1 and later Phase 2 – is working from home, says the Manpower Ministry (MOM). – Employees now working from home must continue…

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Real Estate 

Nigeria’s cooperative real estate effort for informal sector starts in Abuja

The very first of the federal government’s prepared cooperative real estate initiative to reach the casual sector in the country began stream Monday as the Minister of Functions and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, commissioned the AKACARE Cooperative Real Estate Scheme, the Woodhill Estate, at Kuje, in the Federal Capital Area (FCT) Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari had, in his address at the Ministerial Retreat held in September 2019, declared that a person of his administration’s NEXT LEVEL commitments was “to deepen the access of Nigerians to cost-effective real estate and customer credit”.…

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Real Estate Retail 

Turkish Fashion Retailer, LC Waikiki to Open Store in Kampala this Year

According to Knight Frank’s Head of Retail, Marc Du Toit, the style brand name; which is also Europe’s fastest-growing metropolitan fashion chain will inhabit 1900 m2 of space at the Acacia Shopping mall when they open in the third quarter of 2020. Du Toit states LC Waikiki’s opening at Acacia Mall will seal the Kisementi-based shopping plaza position as Kampala’s way of life destination. “LC Waikiki’s entry into the Acacia shopping mall diversifies and more raises the renter mix of the shopping mall thereby cementing its position as Kampala’s Way of…

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