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 230 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.



Business Botswana (BB) is a Business Association of Employers representing employers in all sectors of the Botswana economy in an advocacy capacity. The organisation was formed in 1971.


Head Office
Business Botswana (former BOCCIM) House
Luthuli Road
P.O. Box 432
Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: (+267) 3953459
Fax: (+267) 3973142

North Region
Haskins Building
Private Bag F/85
Phone: (+267) 2414622
Fax: (+267) 2414494