Last Updated
Friday 21 November 2014, 15:04 pm.
DHL expands its retail footprint

International express and logistics company DHL Express is expanding its retail footprint across Sub-Saharan Africa and has identified Botswana as a key market for its expansion and investment strategy.
By Staff Writer Sun 23 Nov 2014, 21:42 pm (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: DHL expands its retail footprint








According to Charles Brewer, DHL managing director, in addition to its seven service points in the country, the company is targeting to have at least 40 service points in Botswana and this involves the contribution of SMEs.Brewer explained that they are still negotiating with relevant stakeholders such as postal services and individual service providers in major towns and villages; adding that they have already signed nine deals. 

Briefing the media on Friday, Brewer said DHL sees Botswana as a strategic business hub in Africa driven by the small and medium enterprises (SMEs). "Despite the current global economic uncertainty, DHL expects the African region to deliver," said Brewer. He described Botswana as an attractive market for DHL as its stable economic growth rate makes it a viable country for global investment.

"The opportunity is for us to expand our footprint within the country and service semi-urban and rural areas so that anyone, from a student to a small business can access our network," said Brewer.He also highlighted that there are hundreds of SMMEs in Botswana and DHL needs to provide easy access to them.

"Our company is committed to becoming their provider of choice and as part of that journey we will provide even more access points across Botswana," he said. Brewer further said that beyond the expansion of their retail footprint, DHL's top priority is centered around people development and employee engagement. DHL has expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services, it has about 3000 service points in Africa.



Exchange Rates
FOREIGN EXCHANGE: Friday, 21 Nov 2014
FOREIGN / PULA
PULA / FOREIGN
1 USD = Pula   9.1743
1 GBP = Pula   14.3885
1 EUR = Pula   11.5075
1 YEN = Pula   0.0778
1 ZAR = Pula   0.8371
1 Pula = USD   0.109
1 Pula = GBP   0.0695
1 Pula = EUR   0.0869
1 Pula = YEN   12.85
1 Pula = ZAR   1.1946
Banner Image
Stock Exchange
STOCK EXCHANGE: Friday, 21 Nov 2014
DOMESTIC STOCKS
ABCH
714
BARCLAYS
340
BIHL
1150
CHOBE
425
CHOPPIES
406
CRESTA
89
ENGEN
975
FNBB
360
FSG
235
FURNMART
220
G4S
375
LETLOLE
215
LETSHEGO
269
NAP
217
OLYMPIA
20
PRIMETIME
255
RDCP
202
SECHABA
2802
SEFALANA
921
STANCHART
1260
TURNSTAR
201
WIL
310
IMARA
210
  • Previous
    When the Game Stands Tall Poster
    Next
    Masa Centre
    ::: Friday 21 Nov - Thursday 27 Nov :::
    When the Game Stands Tall
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
    Tarzan
    Interstellar
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Previous
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Poster
    Next
    Riverwalk
    ::: Friday 21 Nov - Thursday 27 Nov :::
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
    Tarzan
    Interstellar
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Previous
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Poster
    Next
    Gamecity
    ::: Friday 21 Nov - Thursday 27 Nov :::
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
    Tarzan
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
    A Walk Among the Tombstones
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    The Equalizer