Choppies story should motivate local investors

Choppies directors like to narrate how their empire started from humble beginnings in Lobatse as just one corner shop. The rest as they always say is history.

We are today talking about a company whose shares at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange were being snapped up like fat cakes following its listing and has gone a step further by signalling its intention to acquire ten stores in Kenya, which is one of the most vibrant economies in Africa.

Botswana has a number of success stories such as Choppies that continue to demonstrate that starting up in a less populated market like ours should never be used as an excuse for one’s inability to think big.

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Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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