Sector Committees

Tourism is travel for recreation, leisure, religious, family or business purposes, usually for a limited duration. This includes travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well-being of local people as well as sporting and recreation activities such as the popular Toyota 1000km race and the Khawa dune challenge.

The sector promotes and celebrates the country’s natural and unique wonders and focuses on exploring the beauty of the country whilst at the same time contributing to the country’s economic growth and diversification strategy. The question therefore arises that how then, can you be part of the country’s diversification attempt and join the tourism industry? Well since the Tourism sector is labour intensive, there are varied job opportunities to consider choosing from.

As the tourism sector is a ‘services’ sector, human resources or employees need to be driven by ‘passion’ for the work being done. It requires employees who are zealous about showcasing their country’s uniqueness to the world.

Ms. Sally-Anne Follett-Smith - Chairperson

  • Mr. Montle Siya-Training Institutions
  • Mr. Rex Boy Mokandla-Regulators
  • Mr. Dichaba Molobe-Private Sector
  • Mr. Onkemetse Joseph-Eco-Tourism
  • Mr. Kenson Kgaga-Association
  • Mr. Mpho Moruakgomo-Association
  • Mr. Gokgathang Timex Moalosi-Community Based Organisations
  • Ms. Lily Rakorong-Association
  • Ms. Kelebaone Maselesele-Government
  • Ms. Selebo Auma Jobe-Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA)
  • Dr. Phumzile Magagula-Thobokwe

Agriculture covers the cultivation of land to produce crops, vegetables and fruits, raising of animals, forestry (both natural and man-made), beekeeping and fisheries. The sector encompasses all the value chain activities involved in bringing food and fibre from farm to plate. The different subsectors include:

•           Beef

•           Small-stock (goats and sheep)

•           Dairy

•           Piggery

•           Poultry

•           Ostrich

•           Rain-fed arable agriculture (cereals, small grains, beans and pulses)

•           Horticulture

•           Beekeeping

•           Fisheries

•           Forestry

•           Agribusiness.

 

Agriculture is the main source of livelihoods for Botswana, with nearly 40 per cent of the country’s population residing in rural areas. The sector is important because of the multiple backward and forward linkages to other sectors of the economy such as input services, transport, manufacturing, advisory services, financial services and tourism. The sector’s contribution to GDP declined from 40% in 1966 to about 2 % in the current period. Most farmers in Botswana do not produce enough to meet their own subsistence needs and have no surpluses to sell. Therefore, there is need for improvement of skills to develop and expand the subsectors to encourage people to operate on a commercial basis.

Dr. Howard K. Sigwele – Chairperson

  • Mr. Boikaego Phole- Horticulture
  • Mr. Blom Lekoma- Arable Agriculture
  • Mr. Mooketsi Ramatlapeng- Beekeeping
  • Mr. Abel Modimo- Beef Production
  • Mr. David Headman- Small Stock
  • Mr. Ishmael Mosinyi- Poutry Production
  • Mr. Japhta Radibe-Labour Movement
  • Mr. Harry E. Johnson- Ostrich Farming
  • Ms. Segomotso S. Chimbombi- Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA)
  • Dr. Ezekiel Chimbombi- Pig Production
  • Dr. Wame Boitumelo- Dairy Production
  • Prof. Samodimo Ngwako- Research & Development

Mining, Minerals, Energy and Water Resource (MMEWR) sector constitutes three main sectors of Minerals, Energy and Water. To date the sector remains the main driver of the nation’s economy. There are a number of national factors affecting MMEWR Sector’s operating landscape, which include the economic diversification and mineral beneficiation drives, the transition to a knowledge-based economy, technological advancements, regulatory standards, and global competitiveness. Because of its capital intensiveness, MMEWR sector continues to be the most attractive for career seekers.

The sector presents career opportunities for those looking for creativity, innovation and lucrative remuneration, and are proud to be members of a blue collar industry. 

Mr. Sebetlela Sebetlela – Chairperson

  • Mr. Charles Siwawa-Mining
  • Mr. Jacob Thamage-Mining
  • Mr. Godfrey Mudanga-Water
  • Mr. Martin Cowley-Mining
  • Mr. Jack Tlhagale-Labour Unions
  • Dr Obolokile Thoti Obakeng-Government
  • Mr Kenneth Kerekang-Energy
  • Mr Labane Mokgosi-Government
  • Mr. Oupa Masesane-Government
  • Mr. Mmetla Masire-Parastatal
  • Mr. Tiyapo Nwisanyi-Parastatal
  • Ms. Sandra Pabalinga-Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA)
  • Prof. Tunde Oladiran-Training Institutions

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector is important for sustainable development in all countries. ICT offers the promise of fundamentally changing the lives of most of the world’s population as it affects many of the processes of business and government, how individuals live, work and interact. It is one of the fastest growing and evolving sectors worldwide and therefore, the heart of globalisation as it enables networking of many aspects across the globe. Some of the various forms of ICT include;

•Information technology,

• Broadcasting and print media,

• Telecommunications and

• Postal services.

For the past two decades, most developed countries have observed multi-dimensional changes in almost all aspects of life namely; economics, education, communication, and travel that are attributable to ICT. Recognising the cross cutting nature of ICT and its role in the social and economic development of our country is therefore a window of opportunity for the country, entrepreneurs, employees, students, academics and consumers to leverage on ICT to discover faster ways to achieve economic development.

Mr. Norman Sebonego - Chairperson

  • Ms. Julia Batlhoki-Telecommunications
  • Mr. Letsapa Mojaphoko- Telecommunications
  • Mr. Teko Monko-Telecommunications
  • Mr. Thato Kewakae-Postal Services
  • Ms. Matshidiso Mosalagae-Broadcasting and Print Media
  • Ms. Naledi Mooketsane-Broadcasting and Print Media
  • Mr. Pontsho Pusoetsile-Broadcasting and Print Media
  • Ms. Keolebogile Rantsetse-Training Institutions
  • Mr. Billy Batlegang-Training Institutions
  • Mr. Cecil Masiga-Government
  • Mr. John Vassiliadis-Government
  • Mr. Boikanyo Chilume-Employee Unions
  • Mr. David Serojane-Regulatory Bodies
  • Prof. Kgomotso H. Moahi-Training Institutions

 

The Finance and Business Services Sector espouses two sub sectors namely the Financial Services and the Business Services Sector. The financial services sub sector comprises institutions that manage money and these include credit unions, banks, credit card companies, insurance companies, accountancy companies, consumer finance companies, stock brokerages, investment finance among others.

On the other hand, the Business Services sub sector provides customers with a variety of services in areas such as marketing and advertising, consulting, security, cleaning, facility management and others.

Mr. Othata Batsetswe - Chairperson

  • Mr. Richard Nlebesi-Banking Services
  • Ms. Nosipho Ditlhabi-Commercial Banks
  • Ms. Nametso Laletsang-Training Institutions
  • Ms. Monica Moalosi-Non-Banking
  • Ms. Zoe Isaacs-Business Services
  • Mr. Tony Mautsu-Business Services
  • Mr. Tirelo Leshetla-Business Services
  • Ms. Batlhaedi Atamelang-Government
  • Mr. Alvin Yalala-Private Sector
  • Mr. Jayson Chakalisa-Employee Unions
  • Mr. Milikani Chilisa-Government
  • Dr. Justice Gaeonale-Botswana Qualications Authority (BQA)

 

Creative Industries definition are varied depending on their significance to a particular Organisation or country. In the case of Botswana, the Creative Industries Sector Human Resource Development Committee   define    creative industries as “those   activities which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have the potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property.” Adapted from British Council (2010) - Mapping the Creative Industries: A Toolkit, Creative and Cultural Economy series/2, p.16).

This sector appeals very well to young people in particular, it is one sector that gives opportunity for one to unleash and unwind their God-given talent.  There are a lot of career opportunities in this sector and it is one area where education and talent marry to bring out the person in you.

Mr. Lesiga Phillip Segola - Chairperson

  • Mr. Gaokgakala Lemmenyane-Performing Arts
  • Mr. Kaelo Sabone-Communications & Media
  • Ms. Neo Matome-Harun-Training Institutions
  • Ms. Shirley Nkepe-Literature
  • Mr. Gregory Lebekwe-Design
  • Mr. Dean Molebatsi-Government
  • Mr. Jameela T. Gilika-Educators
  • Mr. Thabiso Mashaba-Private Sector
  • Mr. Bafana Pheto-Non Governmental Organisations (NGO's)
  • Mr. Japhta Batshedi Radibe-Labour Unions
  • Ms. Segomotso S. Chimbombi-Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA)

The health sector comprises of people, institutions and resources arranged together in accordance with established policies, whose primary purpose is to promote, restore and maintain health. The Botswana Health Sector is comprised of both Government (Public), Private and Civil Societies health service providers. Healthcare delivery is decentralized with an extensive network of primary healthcare facilities: hospitals, clinics, health posts and mobile stops.

The sector can be segmented into six sub-sectors which include the health service delivery; pharmaceutical services; diagnostic services (imaging services and laboratories); biomedical engineering services (medical equipment and maintenance); health training institutions and health insurance services.

The health sector alone had employed a population of 23 644 (3.7%) of the 640 567 total employed in the economy (Statistics Botswana, 2015). The sector had employed more females (14 285) than males (9 359), 60% and 40% respectively.  

Botswana continues to import labour on scarce skills that are not available locally. Most of the imported labour is placed in the public facilities. The private sector also absorbs imported labour. The private sector predominantly consists of specialists having their private health business.

 

Prof. Nthabiseng Phaladze - Chairperson

  • Mr. Duncan Thela-Private Sector
  • Ms. Yonnie Otukile-Employees and Labour Unions
  • Ms. Thokgamo Boitshwarelo-Government (Training Institutions)
  • Mr. Moakanyi Seile-Civil Society
  • Mr. Mothusi Brian Mooketsi-Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA)
  • Dr. Malaki Tshipayagae-Government (Employer)
  • Dr. Kelebogile Kgosibodiba-Private Sector (Training Institutions)
  • Dr. Nyambe Mugandi-Private Sector (Mission Hospitals)
  • Dr. Mosepele Mosepele-Private Sector & Skills Training
  • Dr. Oathokwa Nkomazana-Education & Skills Training
  • Dr. Boipelo Mariri-Medical Association
  • Dr. Bangwato Sikwa-Private Sector (Mission Hospitals

The Education and Training Human Resource Development (HRD) Sector is key to the empowerment of Batswana to acquire the right skills, knowledge and attitudes to propel the achievement of Vision 2036 objectives and enhance the country’s global competitiveness. The main sub sectors of the Education and Training HRD sector include; Early Childhood & Pre Primary Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and Higher Education.

Dr. Roshen Kishun - Chairperson

  • Ms. Phondy Morwaeng-Private Pre-Primary
  • Mr. Richard Molefe-Technical and Vocational Education
  • Ms. Mphoentle Mathodi-Educational Services
  • Ms. Thato Buckland-Private Primary and Secondary
  • Ms. Tebogo Gwaila-Morolong-Public Tertiary
  • Mr. Shadreck Majwabe-Government
  • Mr. Cassius Mmopelwa-Regulator
  • Mr. Mothusi Kgaladua-Trade Unions
  • Ms. Refilwe Otsile Diamond-Parent Teacher Association
  • Ms. Lillian Nkosazana Moremi-Student Bodies
  • Ms. Gorata Lesedi Kewakae-Civil Society
  • Mr. Jeff Thabo Mzwinila-Civil Society
  • Dr. Moreetsi Thobega-Botswana Examinations Council
  • Dr. Phetolo Malau- Modiega-Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA)
  • Dr. Nephious Mwandila-Public Tertiary 
  • Sir Wonder Jeconiah Masebola-Public Primary and Secondary
  • Prof. Wapula Raditloaneng-Botswana Education Research Association

 

 

Public Sector is an architect of an enabling environment for national development. It is therefore, part of the economy concerned with providing various government services.  (NDP 9). As an architect of an enabling environment for national development, the Public Sector provides the institutional political and social conditions for sustainable development to take place. The Botswana Public Sector comprises the Local Authorities, Parastatal Organizations and the Public Service. Public Service constitutes of all ministries and independent departments in Central Government.

The sector can be segmented into three sub sectors which include the following:

·Public Service sub-sector consists of all Ministries and Independent Departments. The Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM) has the statutory responsibility for administering the public service in terms of the Public Service Act.

·Local Authorities: Local Government Service is catered for by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.

·Parastatal sub-sector is part of the broader Public Sector and consists of quasi-governmental organizations and government agencies, many of which are created or established through Acts of Parliament. Parastatals exist to provide goods and services; which central government is not well placed to provide. Government holds equity in most parastatal organizations and is represented in the Boards that run them.

According to the 2011 Labour Statistics Report (Statistics Botswana, 2015), the population employed in all the sectors in the economy stood at 640 567. Of this total, Local Government constituted 20.8% of the total employed, Central Government 26.3%, Parastatal 4.4%, while Private Sector constituted 48.5%. The Public Sector therefore, had a larger population of 51.5% population of the employed within the economy. The public sector continues to experience declining employment growth rates. This is attributable to Government’s position of right sizing strategies of the public service.

 

 

Mr Jimmy Mathuba - Chairperson

  • Mr. Bajaki Chika-Government (Employer)
  • Ms. Tapiwa Mongwa-Government (Employer)
  • Ms. Beauty Wright-Government (Employer)
  • Ms. Goitsemang Tidimane-Government (Employer)
  • Mr. Mothusi James-Government (Employer)
  • Ms. Meddy Moatshe-Government (Employer)
  • Mr. Faried van Wyk-Private Sector
  • Ms. Maele Lele Rabashwa-Business & Employer
  • Ms. Bitsang Kgosi-Employer
  • Mr. Tshepo Sayed-Employer
  • Ms. Maelagongwe R. Dintwe-Education & Skills Training
  • Mr. Tobokani Rari-Employees & Labour Unions
  • Ms. Okhola Rudd-Private Sector
  • Ms. Keba M. Nyathi-Government (Education & Skills Training)
  • Dr. Violet Essilfie-Regulatory Agencies

Transport is a public good and its main function is conveying people or goods from place to place. It is one of the key enabling sectors of the economy and has a large impact on economic growth and employment. Whereas Logistics involves efforts to get products to places of production and consumption in a cost effective manner. Logistical activities include warehousing, material handling, packaging, inventory management and order processes, all of which are lubricated by transportation.

The Transport and Logistics sector is comprised of the different sub-sectors named in respect of modes of transport namely road, rail, air, water and road transport. Road transport is most commonly used mode in Botswana. There has been an increase in the demand for road freight transport thereby opening up for opportunities of establishing companies that could profit well and create employment.

Dr. Comfort Mokgothu - Chairperson

  • Mr. Johnson Thupane-Rail
  • Mr. Fred Mabonga-Aviation
  • Ms. Priscilla Mpondori-Training
  • Ms. Mpho Monametsi-Regulators
  • Mr. Gobusamang Keebine-Business Services
  • Mr. Patrick Masikara-Logistics
  • Ms. Masego Bethel-Buses Association
  • Mr. Claude Kamangirira-Frieght Forwarders & Cross Border
  • Mr. Moses Sebolai-Road Frieght (Hazardous)
  • Mr. Victor Tshambane-Taxi Association
  • Mr. Orateng Gaetote-Governement
  • Ms. Saniso Sakuringwa-Government
  • Dr. Phetolo Malau-Modiega-Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA)

The Research, Innovation, Science & Technology (RIST) Human Resource Development (HRD) Sector is key for the transformation of Botswana from a factor driven economy to a globally competitive and knowledge-based economy. The RIST HRD Sector aims to align RIST activities and initiatives in all the sectors of the economy to national priorities to ensure Botswana achieves the objectives of Vision 2036. Through the RIST HRD Sector Plan, critical mass in areas of science, engineering and technology, necessary to drive Botswana’s research agenda will be developed. 

Mr. Tshepo Tsheko - Chairperson

  • Ms. Joyce Bannyaditse-Food/Agriculure Research
  • Mr. Oscar Chiwira- Private Tertiary Education
  • Mr. Timothy Moalosi-Parastatal
  • Ms. Lesego Motoma-Department of Research, Science and Tehcnology
  • Ms. Simisane Mosalakatane-Venture Capital
  • Mr. Uyapo Ronald-Public Tertiary Education Institution
  • Mr. Outule Rapuleng-Technology Transfer
  • Dr. Andrew Molwane-Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA)
  • Prof. John Cooke-Public University
  • Prof. Elisha Toteng-Enviroment Research
  • Prof. Shedden Masupe-Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation
  • Prof. Gabriel Anabwani-Health/Medial Research
  • Prof. Daniel Motlhanka-Health/Medical Research

 

 

 

Manufacturing in Botswana is still young (3.7% of GDP) with potential for growth, and this has put the sector among top priorities in the national development agenda for economic diversification, employment creation and self-sufficiency. The sector present abundance opportunities for career seekers who want to take the lead in driving the national development transformation agenda. It has a wide range of sub sectors including Food & beverages; textile and wearing apparels; Jewellery making; metal & metal products; wood; paper; leather & related products; plastic & rubber products; chemicals & chemical products; Motor Vehicles, Trailers and Semi-Trailers; etc.

The section is meant to assist career seekers with relevant occupation and skills required in order to become a competitive and vibrant employee or entrepreneur. 

Ms. Motlhagodi Molomo - Chairperson

  • Mr. Shahid Ghafoor- Textile and wearing apparel
  • Ms. Selebo Auma Jobe-Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA)
  • Ms. Josephine Mothudi-Chemicals
  • Mr. Motsholathebe Kutoro-Food
  • Mr. Dallas Ntopo-Wood/steelfurniture and Upholstery
  • Mr. Duncan Kgame-Construction material
  • Mr. Mahesh Shukla-Printing
  • Mr. Bonny Wadikonyana-Electrical Products
  • Mr. Fredy Morwaagole-Steel Fabrication and Metal Products
  • Mr. Barry Mabena-Government
  • Mr. Vincent Selema-Training Institutions
  • Mr. Meshack Ramatu-Diamond Manufacturing
  • Mr. Ramokgoma Kaisara-National Food Technology Research Center (NAFTEC)
  • Mr. Ndulamo Chingapani-Local Enterprise Authority (LEA)
  • Mr. Nixon Marumoloa-Citizen Entrepreneurial Agency (CEDA)