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    INTRODUCTION

    Botswana Export Development and Investment Authority (BEDIA) is the focal point for investment and export promotion

    activities in Botswana. BEDIA plays an important role in the diversification and industrialization of the economy. The

    Authority provides dedicated support to potential investors and existing companies. As part of our mandate, we

    provide this medium for exchange and sharing of statistics and information on Botswana.

    Botswana Botswana is a land locked country, bordered by South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Botswana is 84%

    covered by Kgalagadi Desert. Gaborone, situated in the South Eastern part of Botswana, is the capital city. The

    country’s surface area is 581 730 sq km.

    Vision We will be globally recognized as a leading trade and investment agency in Southern Africa.

    Mission To promote investment in export oriented activities which will result in economic diversification, rapid economic

    growth and sustained employment opportunities in accordance with Botswana’s social and economic policies and

    objectives.

    Values Accountability: We work to clear purposes and defined outcomes within identified parameters using transparent,

    quality and consistent processes and reporting as necessary to stakeholders.

    Ethical behaviour: We are open, honest and consistent in all business dealings. We conduct business in a professional

    and ethical way.

    Responsiveness: We work with stakeholders in a way that is consultative, timely and innovative to best meet their

    changing needs.

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

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    INTRODUCTION 1

    GOOD REASONS TO INVEST IN BOTSWANA 3

    POPULATION 4

    ECONOMY 7

    BOTSWANA INTERNATIONAL TRADE 17

    QUALITY OF LIFE 22

    TOURISM 23

    MINERAL SECTOR 25

    EDUCATION 27

    TRANSPORT 29

    WORKING HOURS AND HOLIDAYS 30

    TAX SYSTEM 31 Corporate Tax 31 Personal Tax 32 Global Corporate Tax 33

    UTILITY TARIFFS IN BOTSWANA 34 Electricity 34 Water 35 Wages and Salaries 37 Factory and Office Space Prices 38 Telecommunications 39

    FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN BOTSWANA 41 Botswana FDI Stock and Inflows (US$ Million) BEDIA Assisted Investment 42

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    GOOD REASONS TO INVEST IN BOTSWANA 3

    Political stability and good governance Stable macro-economic environment and economic growth Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s Investor Service credibility and creditworthiness rating of Botswana is among

    the best in Africa As at November 2009, foreign exchange reserves stood at P60.9 billion. This figure translates to US$9.2 billion

    reserves, representing about 20.7 months import cover for goods and services

    Corporate tax is only 15% for manufacturing enterprises, the highest rate for personal income tax is only 25% No Foreign exchange control Excellent infrastructure and state of the art telecommunication systems Full government support to trade and investment issues

    Botswana’s exports are admitted quota and duty free to the European Union countries through the Cotonou Agreement.

    Duty and quota free access to a market of more than 50 million consumers in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia through the Southern African Customs Union, SACU.

    Preferential access to more than 170 million consumers in the Southern African Development Community, SADC, market.

    Duty and quota free access to the US market through the African Growth and Opportunity Act, AGOA.

    Botswana offers an educated, English speaking labour force which is readily trainable. A young, abundant, predominantly English speaking, literate and well motivated labour force with a

    tradition of manual dexterity at competitive wage rates. Excellent industrial relations with non-aggressive trade unionism.

    Botswana is a cosmopolitan place where people of all races and colour live together in harmony Excellent educational facilities both public and private Good recreational facilities and tourism resorts Modern health facilities

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    4

    The 2005/06 Labour Force Survey estimated the population of Botswana at 1, 702,829 people and is growing

    at the rate of 3.5% per annum. According to the survey, the population is 46.9% male and 53.1% female. The

    number of households are estimated at 515 294.

    Male 798, 460 46.9%

    Female 904, 369 53.1% Total 1,702,829 100%

    Central Statistic Office, STATS BRIEF: Preliminary 2005/06 Labour Force Survey Results, 2007

    Botswana has a small population size compared to most Southern African Development Community (SADC)

    countries. The population is heavily skewed towards the urban areas namely, Gaborone, Francistown, Lobatse

    and Selebi-Phikwe. The population of Gaborone is approximately 250 000 people.

    POPULATION

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    5POPULATION

    Total 941,027 1,326,796 1,680,863

    Urban 159,614 606,328 910,480

    Rural 781,413 720,468 770,383

    Gaborone 59,657 133,468 186,007

    Francistown 31,065 65,244 83,023

    Selebi-Phikwe 29,469 39,772 49,849

    Lobatse 19,034 26,052 29,689

    Molepolole 20,565 36,930 54,561 Kanye 20,215 31,354 40,628 Serowe 23,661 30,264 42,444

    Mahalapye 20,712 28,078 39,719

    Maun 14,925 26,768 43,776

    Mochudi 18,386 25,542 36,962

    Note:-1981, 1991 and 2001 are Population and Housing Census figures

    Central Statistics Office, population census section website, 2007

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    6 POPULATION

    Angola 7,835 9,276 10,532 12,280 13,841 15,941 18,327 20,947 23,777

    Botswana 1,049 1,236 1,429 1,616 1,754 1,765 1,729 1,690 1,671

    DRC 27,996 32,346 37,764 44,999 50,052 57,549 67,129 78,016 90,022

    Lesotho 1,292 1,469 1,593 1,692 1,788 1,795 1,768 1,744 1,718

    Malawi 6,183 7,250 9,459 10,111 11,512 12,884 14,348 15,998 17,816

    Mauritius 966 1,016 1,057 1,125 1,186 1,245 1,298 1,344 1,384

    Mozambique 12,048 13,219 13,429 15,854 17,911 19,792 21,620 23,513 25,508

    Namibia 987 1,119 1,398 1,652 1,894 2,031 2,132 2,248 2,384

    South Africa 29,239 33,178 36,877 41,894 45,610 47,432 47,819 47,902 48,100

    Swaziland 616 717 865 953 1,023 1,032 1,010 992 983

    Tanzania 18,858 22,268 26,231 30,930 34,763 38,329 41,838 45,598 49,265

    Zambia 6,059 7,150 8,377 9,559 10,702 11,668 12,673 13,841 15,128

    Zimbabwe 7,310 8,888 10,565 11,820 12,595 13,010 13,402 13,804 14,144

    UN World Population Prospects Website

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    7ECONOMY

    The overall size of the economy of Botswana both at current and constant prices increased in 2007/08 although

    at a slower rate compared to 2006/07. The central Statistics Office (CSO) estimates GDP at current prices to have

    increased by 12.5% from P71.2b in 2006/07 to P80.1b in 2007/08. At constant prices the expansion was much

    slower at a rate of 3.3% in 2007/08 compared to 5.3% in 2006/07 which was revised from the initial estimate of

    6.2% in the year 2006/07. The slow growth in 2007/08 is mainly as a result of the poor performance by mining

    sectors, which registered a decline of 3.5% in real value added compared to 4.7% recorded for 2006/07. The

    non-mining sector on the contrary experienced some encouraging real growth from an annual increase of 5.7% in

    2006/07 to 8% in 2007/08. This indicates some success towards economic diversification.

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    8 ECONOMY

    866.3 951.8 899.9 1 027.9 1325.0 1488.8

    14 704.5 15 078.9 19 300.8 22 749.0 30 061.9 31 227.2

    1 549.7 1 647.5 1 772.5 1 911.6 2 442.8 2 917.2

    926.8 1 058.9 1 216.2 1 398.0 1 966.6 2 132.2

    1 976.2 2 103.4 2 241.7 2 426.9 2 855.9 3 413.3

    4 417.9 4 894.4 5 071.8 6 116.0 7 402.7 9 036.1

    1 519.1 1 398.6 1 519.1 2 040.5 2 572.5 3 062.8

    4 096.5 4 517.4 5 169.7 5 919.3 6 805.1 8 345.6

    7 231.8 7 231.8 8 104.1 9 509.6 10 636.8 12 322.5

    1 594.7 1 594.7 1 884.7 2 259.2 2 471.9 2 871.2

    Central Statistics Office, STATS BRIEF National Accounts Statistics

    Bank of Botswana Annual Report 2008

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    9ECONOMY

    441.2 453.7 403.7 389.1 435.0 415.8

    8,285.1 8,307.9 9,821.0 9,445.0 9891.8 9,545.2

    703.3 708.8 763.1 804.0 900.5 969.9

    444.2 472.4 489.1 506.8 536.6 584.2

    1,005.5 1,026.7 1,036.0 1,001.8 1089.1 1,214.9

    1,990.1 2,201.2 2,044.6 2,172.4 2348.0 2,562.1

    631.2 609.8 605.7 716.2 838.7 944.9

    1,972.5 2,015.5 2,114.8 2,350.6 2489.5 2,766.5

    3,267.3 3,434.2 3,590.7 3,735.9 3800.4 3,937.5

    724.5 774.9 855.5 9 19.7 934.3 1,005.9

    Central Statistics Office, STATS BRIEF National Accounts Statistics

    Bank of Botswana Annual Report 2008