List of companies of Botswana
Botswana is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. The citizens refer to themselves as Batswana (singular: Motswana).[not in citation given] Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. Since then, it has maintained a strong tradition of stable representative democracy, with a consistent record of uninterrupted democratic elections.
A mid-sized country of just over 2 million people, Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated nations in the world. Around 10 percent of the population lives in the capital and largest city, Gaborone. Formerly one of the poorest countries in the world—with a GDP per capita of about US$70 per year in the late 1960s—Botswana has since transformed itself into one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. The economy is dominated by mining, cattle, and tourism. Botswana boasts a GDP (purchasing power parity) per capita of about $18,825 per year as of 2015[update], which is one of the highest in Africa. Its high gross national income (by some estimates the fourth-largest in Africa) gives the country a modest standard of living and the highest Human Development Index of continental Sub-Saharan Africa.
This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.
|Air Botswana||Consumer services||Travel & leisure||Gaborone||1972||State airline|
|Bank of Botswana||Financials||Banks||Gaborone||1975||Central bank|
|Botswana Guardian||Consumer services||Media||Gaborone||1982||Newspaper|
|Botswana Meat Commission||Consumer goods||Food & beverage||Lobatse||1965|
|Botswana Power Corporation||Utilities||Electricity||Gaborone||1970|
|Botswana Railways||Industrials||Industrial transportation||Gaborone||1987||Railway|
|Botswana Stock Exchange||Financials||Financial services||Gaborone||1995|
|Botswana Telecommunications Corporation||Telecommunications||Fixed line telecommunications||Gaborone||1980|
|Botswana TV||Consumer services||Media||Gaborone||1997||Television|
|Debswana||Basic materials||Basic resources||Gaborone||1969||Diamonds and coal|
|Mack Air||Consumer services||Travel & leisure||Maun||1994||Charter airline|
|Motor Company of Botswana||Consumer goods||Automobiles||Gaborone||1992||Automotive, defunct 2001|
|The Botswana Gazette||Consumer services||Media||Gaborone||1984||Newspaper|
|The Voice||Consumer services||Media||Francistown||1993||Newspaper|
|Water Utilities Corporation||Utilities||Water||Francistown||1970|
|Wilderness Air||Consumer services||Travel & leisure||Maun||1991||Charter airline|
- "Botswana Profile".
- "Bechuanaland was the former name of Botswana".
- "Botswana". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
- Gross national income (GNI) – Nations Online Project. Nationsonline.org. Retrieved on 27 October 2016.