Investment opportunities in Botswana

Manufacturing opportunities

  • Economic diversification potential i.e. Economic efficiency and international competitiveness
  • Special Economic Zones
  • Production of goods and Services for export
  • Raw materials in abundance
  • Beneficiation (beef, leather, minerals, glass manufacturing

Investment opportunities in tourism

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  • Joint Venture Partnerships
  • New sites in Chobe Forest reserve
  • New sites in National Parks
  • New sites in Concession Areas
  • Future sites to be identified

Mining investment opportunities

  • Minerals Exploration and Prospecting e.g. Uranium and Silver
  • The recent lifting of the moratorium on coal
  • Mineral Beneficiation
  • Diamond, copper, nickel, coal
  • Transport and logistics in mining

Energy investment opportunities

  • Electricity as about 80% is imported
  • Coal Reserves are estimated at about 200 billion tonnes.
  • Solar, Botswana has high levels of irradiation (Sunshine) (2300kWh/m2)potential for solar projects.
  • Transmission infrastructure
  • Renewable energy technologies

Textiles, garments and accessories

Manufacture of various textile and garments to take advantage of the Contonou Agreement and Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which allow entry into the EU and USA market free of duty and quota.

Leather Products

Setting up of a modern tannery to process raw hides to finished leather; this would lead to the creation of downstream leather industries such as the manufacture of leather shoes, bags, belts, etc. Raw hides are available in Botswana.

Glass Products

Raw materials for glass manufacture are available in abundance; silica sand, quartz, quartzite, limestone and soda ash.

Information Technology

Opportunities are available in call centres, software development, data capture and processing systems.

Jewellery

Cutting, polishing and setting of diamonds and semi-precious stones.

Tourism

Working jointly with the Botswana Tourism Board (BTB) in promoting investment in tourism infrastructure especially in the hotel sector, as well as marketing the Botswana Tourist Product.

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