Invest In Botswana

Botswana is stable, peaceful, and transparent

  • We have been at peace since our birth  as an independent, sovereign nation in 1966;
  • We have zero tolerance for corruption, and we  boast of a sound legal system and adherence to the rule of law;
  • We have been consistently rated as the least corrupt country in Africa by Transparency International.

Botswana is committed to sound fiscal policy, economic freedom and has a steady and dramatic growth rate

  • We are  ranked as the world’s second most attractive investment location by New York University’s Altman’s Baseline Profitability Index (BPI);
  • We have the highest sovereign credit rating, and were named the 2nd Freest Economy in Africa;
  • We have one of the fastest growth rates in per capita income in the world.

Botswana opens the door to a massive market

  • We provide investors with preferential access to the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) entire marketplace – over 292 million people;
  • We open up duty-free access to South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland;
  • We provide duty-free and quota-free access to the European Union (EU) market.

The quality of Botswana’s workforce is second to none in Africa

  • The workforce is well educated-- 82% are literate-- and most speak English;
  • There are no labor tensions;
  • Our people are peaceful and responsible, and the different communities maintain harmonious relations.

The Government of Botswana wants to make your investment work for you

  • We have no foreign exchange controls or restrictions on business ownership;
  • Taxes are very low - 15% for corporations and 25% for individuals;
  • We allow remittance and full repatriation of profits and dividends;
  • Duty-free import of machinery and equipment for manufacturing purposes.

Botswana is committed to continued growth

  • We are consistently investing in new and improved core infrastructure such as power plants, fiber-optic networks, roads, railways and international banking institutions;
  • We are establishing ourselves as centre for innovation, including R&D via the Botswana Innovation Hub.

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