Investing in Botswana


Why invest in Botswana

Strategically located at the heart of Southern Africa, Botswana offers excellent opportunities for investment in the Southern African region.  Botswana has managed to maintain a stable and growing economy since independence in 1966. According to the United Nations, “Botswana’s greatest assets are peace, law & order, disciplined fiscal and monetary policies, capable public institutions.”

Botswana has over the years consistently ranked well on economic and development indicators compiled by internationally recognized rating agencies such as:

In her effort to attract Foreign Direct Investment, Botswana offers the following investment incentives:

Investment Opportunities

Botswana is committed to attracting direct foreign investment with a view to facilitating growth and diversifying the economy. In this context, investment opportunities are being actively promoted in the non-mineral sector so as to broaden the industrial base of the economy. Some of the investment opportunities offered by Botswana are:

  1. Resource based industries, such as glass manufacturing, leather and leather by-products manufacturing, beef and beef by-products, agricultural food processing and dairy farming
  2. Mining and base metals, such as gold, uranium, copper, nickel, manganese
  3. Services in the field of tourism; ICT and financial services 
  4. Energy sector: Botswana has about 212 billion tons of coal—one of the largest reserves in the world. Other available opportunities in the energy sector  include : power stations; extraction of coal bed-methane; renewable energy projects; solar PV plants and solar power generators; and biofuel projects

 Botswana Reaches Out to Jewelers for Further Diversification. Interview article and video of Botswana’s Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Onkokame Kitso Mokaila, by Rapaport.

For further reference:

 Botswana Export Development and Investment Authority

 International Financial Services Center

 Ministry of Trade and Industry

 Botswana Tourism Organization

 Botswana Innovation Hub