Can Botswana export its labour again?

The headline here challenges the reader to recall that Botswana has at any one point or the other exported labour to the outside world.

This country has been twisted in the last fifty years because at the time of independence we were largely a labour exporting country to South Africa and on the same vein it was a nett exporter of grain and other agricultural products. Of course we are still a major exporter of beef, a position which is ever challenged by emerging competitors such as  Zambia.

It seems Botswana keeps losing her position in a lot of areas and that includes the export of beef, a position that was never threatened by any country in Africa before. We contended for the number one position with countries such as Brazil, Argentina and the United States of America. It has become evidently clear that the ruling Botswana Democratic Party is determined to flush the beef industry down the drain hole.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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