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. Lily Rakorong - Chairperson

  • Mr. Montle Siya
  • Mr Kudzani Nlashwa
  • Mr. Rex Boy Mokandla
  • Mr Frank Limbo
  • Mr. Onkemetse Joseph
  • Mr. Kenson Kgaga
  • Mr. Mpho Moruakgomo
  • Mr. Gokgathang Timex Moalosi
  • Ms. Kelebaone Maselesele
  • Mr Kerebotswe E. Makhubela
  • 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.

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Mr Rapula Mothala Kegopilwe (Chairperson)

Mr David Headman (Deputy Chair)

Mr Sipho Q. Madisa

Prof Khumoetsile Mmolawa

Dr Ezekiel Chimbombi

Mr Quett Makwati Rabai

Mr Andina Dintwa

Mr Boikaego Phole

Prof Sam Ayanlaja

Mr Pelotshweu Kaone Mosweu

Mr Modise Mokgwatise

Ms Boipelo Precious Laetsang

Dr Wame Boitumelo

Ms Tumelo Mphegula

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
  • Mr. Tom Millad
  • Mr. Martin Cowley
  • Mr. Jack Tlhagale
  • Dr Obolokile Thoti Obakeng
  • Mr Kenneth Kerekang
  • Mr Labane Mokgosi
  • Mr. Oupa Masesane
  • Mr. Mmetla Masire
  • Mr. John Farr
  • Ms. Sandra Pabalinga
  • Prof. Tunde Oladiran

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.

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Isaiah Mosutlha

Ms Malebogo Khanda

Mr Taolo Tsimanyana

Mr Ephraim Kedisang

Ms Ruth Barapedi Kedikilwe

Mr Tshepo Tsheko

Beenzu Sally Simuyambala Kapapa

Ishmael Lesolame

Godfrey M. Mwewa

Mr Komal V Rao

Mr. Bhaskar Nalamalapu

Lilly Sullivan

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.

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Mr Kagiso Morokotso (Chairperson)

Mr Anil Kumar Chiralayam  (Deputy Chair)

Ms Mpho Lynn Mogasha

Mr Otlaadisa Naane

Mr Josiah Mafojane

Ms Tiny Ralefala

Ms Gomolemo Ratsie

Ms Linah Sekwababe

Mr Oaitse Dube

Mr Mao Segage

Ms Bonolo Moatlhaping

Mr Nitin Sharma

Mr Tumelo Mokowe

Ms Naledi Madala

Ms Nsiyiwa Pelaelo

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.

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Mr Thabiso Mashaba (Chairperson)

Ms Alina D Masenya (Deputy Chair)

Mr Tom Ketlogetswe

Mr Letsweletse Moshabi

Mr Dean Molebatsi

Lucky Chucky Nkhurutshe

Dr Thulaganyo Mogobe

Ms Thato Radijeng

Mr Mpho Keatshabe

Ms Sheila Mahloane

Onalenna Phambuka

Ms Neo Matome-Harun

Mr Losika Seboni

Mr Tsholofelo Ntshingane

Mr Losika Mosarwa

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.

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Dr Bangwato Sikwa (Chairperson)

Dr Onkemetse Mathala (Deputy Chair)

Dr Mosepele Mosepele

Ms Neo Hangana

Dr Kefalotse Sylvia Dithole

Mr Moagi Mbayi

Mr Tebogo Johannes

Dr Tiroyaone Mampane

Mr Kenosi Mogorosi

Mr Baipusi Gulubane

Mrs Dorcas Taukobong

Mr Van der Walt

Ms Martha Mbayi

 

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.

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Mr Cassius Mmopelwa (Chairperson)

Professor Wapula Raditloaneng (Deputy Chair)

Mr Mothusi Ntau

Ms Siphiwe Moesi

Ms G Mosinyi

Ms Marata

Mr Tambona Jopi

Mr Zan Tjirumendu Ngaruka

Ms Tsholofelo Dichaba

Dr Busisiwe Ndlovu

Prof Sourav Mukhopadya

Ms Tshwaragano Motlogelwa

Keitumetse Matebele

Mrs Segametsi Mosweunyane

Boikhutso Majang

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.

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Pauline Jonas

Goitsemang Tidimane

Mr Bome Matshaba

Mr Marutsaneng Duiker

Ms Atlarelang Solomon

Ms Seadimo Oefile

Mr Ketlhapeng Karabo

Ms Medy N Moatshe

Mr Bajaki Chika

Mr Aubrey Chewe

 

 

 

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.

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Lesedi Moakofhi (Chairperson)

Mr Onkarabile Khibanyane (Deputy Chair)

Steven Makuke

Moichubedi

Ms Kaone Kgorotlhe

Ms Godiraone Ivy Saudu

Mr Absalom Mukonyo

Captain Darryl Ellitson

Mr Claude Kamangirira

Batsile Ngwako

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. 

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Professor Gabriel Anabwani (Chairperson)

Prof Patrick Malope (Deputy Chair)

Dr Doreen Ramogola-Masire

Prof Samodimo Ngwako

Prof Goitseone Malumbela

Ms Thabiso G. Patlakwe

Ms G Chabaditsile

Dr Kereilemang K. Nthoiwa

Prof Olekae Thakadu

Dr Lekopanye Tladi

Ms Thandie Lekone

Mr Bekezela Moyo

Dr Bogadi Nage-Sibande

Professor Amos Thapisa

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. 

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Mr Bonny Wadikonyana (Chairperson)

Mr Kfir Teichman (Deputy Chairperson)

Mr Juda O Bosa

Ms Banusi Mbaakanyi

Mr Ernest Somolekae

Mr Ndulamo Chingapani

Mr Bart Heylen

Mr Bathusi Kgosietsile

Mr Nkululeko Ndlovu

Dr Robert Batane

Mr Fannie Gwizi

Mr Johnson Tsoro Maiketso