Private sector abusing internship programme

When companies engage interns who really benefits? Is it the interns or the organisations benefiting, one more than the other or it is a 50/50 situation?

How should interns who have to work many hours of overtime be compensated? What about those interns who are left with offices to run, or those whose number exceeds that of the organisation’s staff compliment?  These are some of the questions that the Botswana Internship programme hoped to be answered at the stakeholders’ workshop held in Gaborone yesterday.

“Over six years ago the private sector asked the government to establish internship. It was established as a bridging programme that helps our graduates gain experience in the work environment. It is a skills development programme. We want to serve you better,” said National Internship coordinator Boitshepo Bolele.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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