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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CAF is a joke, but...

We are told of massive spin-offs for hosting countries, which we assume was the catalyst behind putting in the bid.We are not too sure if it is a one-size fits all, where any hosting nation reaps the benefits or it’s on a case-by-case basis.There are arguments from both ends, with hosting a sure way to accelerate infrastructure development and a guaranteed cash flow during the 30-days of the tournament.There is a bump in employment creation...

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