Re-claiming the insurance industry for Batswana

Ahead of the celebration of 50 years of our nation’s independence, I penned an opinion piece on how Batswana Ba Sekei continue to be on the fringes of the national economy.

This issue, the growth of the economy and unemployment will continue to be the key issues to which we must, as a nation, dedicate our energies.

This is our inconvenient reality. The retail sector is for people of Indian extraction; the construction sector for those of Chinese and Arab extraction; the petroleum sector, for Indian retailers; while the insurance industry is by and large the preserve of people of Zimbabwean and South African extraction (if the word can be used in that context). 

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