Working in Botswana
Since gaining independence from Britain in 1966, Botswana’s economy has continued to grow rapidly and is now a middle-income country. Thanks to Botswana’s fast-growing service sector, world-renowned diamond industry, tourism, infrastructure and manufacturing, the country's economy is one of the most successful in Africa, with close links to that of South Africa.
English is commonly used for business and everyday life, and locals in Botswana are educated and communicate well. That said, expats doing business in Botswana should still make an effort to use some basic phrases in the local language, Setswana.
Job market in Botswana
Botswana has also experienced rapid growth in its ICT sector, driven by public and private sector investment amounting to billions of Pula. This has led to an expansion in internet services, making it easier to do business in the country.
The country has a well-respected financial industry which attracts expats - the Botswana Stock Exchange is often hailed as one of Africa’s best-performing stock exchanges. Botswana also has a thriving tourism and mining sector, two markets that attract expats to the country.
Finding a job in Botswana
For expats looking for a job in Botswana, searching the internet is a good start, while newspaper classifieds can also be useful. Alternatively, expats can go through a requirement agency in order to guarantee finding a job in Botswana.