Sector Committees

Tourism is travel for recreation, leisure, religious, family or business purposes, usually for a limited duration. This includes travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well-being of local people as well as sporting and recreation activities such as the popular Toyota 1000km race and the Khawa dune challenge.

The sector promotes and celebrates the country’s natural and unique wonders and focuses on exploring the beauty of the country whilst at the same time contributing to the country’s economic growth and diversification strategy. The question therefore arises that how then, can you be part of the country’s diversification attempt and join the tourism industry? Well since the Tourism sector is labour intensive, there are varied job opportunities to consider choosing from.

As the tourism sector is a ‘services’ sector, human resources or employees need to be driven by ‘passion’ for the work being done. It requires employees who are zealous about showcasing their country’s uniqueness to the world.

The following are the names of the Committee members;

Ms Tshoganetso Carl- Ponoesele – Chairperson

Ms Thato B Morule – Deputy Chairperson

Mr Oarabile Lesole

Mr Michael Matlapeng

Mr Thusang Butale

Mr Oscar Chiwira

Ms Kelebaone G. D. Maselesele

Ms Poifo Jibajiba

Mr Poniso Shamukuni

Mr Peace Nawa Shamuka

Ms Gorata Gabaraane

Ms Khudzani Nlashwa

Agriculture covers the cultivation of land to produce crops, vegetables and fruits, raising of animals, forestry (both natural and man-made), beekeeping and fisheries. The sector encompasses all the value chain activities involved in bringing food and fibre from farm to plate. The different subsectors include:

•           Beef

•           Small-stock (goats and sheep)

•           Dairy

•           Piggery

•           Poultry

•           Ostrich

•           Rain-fed arable agriculture (cereals, small grains, beans and pulses)

•           Horticulture

•           Beekeeping

•           Fisheries

•           Forestry

•           Agribusiness.


Agriculture is the main source of livelihoods for Botswana, with nearly 40 per cent of the country’s population residing in rural areas. The sector is important because of the multiple backward and forward linkages to other sectors of the economy such as input services, transport, manufacturing, advisory services, financial services and tourism. The sector’s contribution to GDP declined from 40% in 1966 to about 2 % in the current period. Most farmers in Botswana do not produce enough to meet their own subsistence needs and have no surpluses to sell. Therefore, there is need for improvement of skills to develop and expand the subsectors to encourage people to operate on a commercial basis.

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Mr Rapula Mothala Kegopilwe- Chairperson

Mr. David Headman – Deputy Chairperson

Mr Sipho Q. Madisa

Mr. Andina Dintwa

Dr Wame Boitumelo

Mr. Mogomotsi Moatswi

Mr. Quett Makwati Rabai

Mr. Pelotshweu Kaone Mosweu

Mr. Modise Mokgwatise

Mr. Boipelo Precious Laetsang

Prof Sam Ayanlaja

Prof Khumoetsile Mmolawa

Ms Thando Siga

Ms Tumelo Mphengula

Mr Mbiganyi Taka

Mining, Minerals, Energy and Water Resource (MMEWR) sector constitutes three main sectors of Minerals, Energy and Water. To date the sector remains the main driver of the nation’s economy. There are a number of national factors affecting MMEWR Sector’s operating landscape, which include the economic diversification and mineral beneficiation drives, the transition to a knowledge-based economy, technological advancements, regulatory standards, and global competitiveness. Because of its capital intensiveness, MMEWR sector continues to be the most attractive for career seekers.

The sector presents career opportunities for those looking for creativity, innovation and lucrative remuneration, and are proud to be members of a blue collar industry. 

The following are the names of the Committee members;

Mr Teddy Ditsabatho- Chairperson

Mr Charles Siwawa – Deputy Chairperon

Mr Ravi Srivisan

Mr Kitso Phillip Phiri

Dr Obolokile Thoti Obakeng

Mr Mmetla Masire

Mr Puso Akanyang

Mr Jerry du Preez

Mr Bakani Nlebgwa

Dr Khaulani Fichani

Mr Caesar Tshupelo

Mr Johannes Motshegare

Advocate Nelson Sebalo

Mr James Othapile

Dr Bonny Matshediso


The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector is important for sustainable development in all countries. ICT offers the promise of fundamentally changing the lives of most of the world’s population as it affects many of the processes of business and government, how individuals live, work and interact. It is one of the fastest growing and evolving sectors worldwide and therefore, the heart of globalisation as it enables networking of many aspects across the globe. Some of the various forms of ICT include;

•Information technology,

• Broadcasting and print media,

• Telecommunications and

• Postal services.

For the past two decades, most developed countries have observed multi-dimensional changes in almost all aspects of life namely; economics, education, communication, and travel that are attributable to ICT. Recognising the cross cutting nature of ICT and its role in the social and economic development of our country is therefore a window of opportunity for the country, entrepreneurs, employees, students, academics and consumers to leverage on ICT to discover faster ways to achieve economic development.

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Mr Tshepo Tsheko - Chairperson

Ms Lilly Sullivan – Deputy Chairperson

Ms Malebogo Khanda

Mr Taolo Tsimanyane

Mr Ephraim Kedisang

Ms Ruth B. Kedikilwe

Ms Beenzu S. S. Kapapa

Mr Ishmael Lesolame

Mr Godfrey Mwewa

Mr Komal V. Rao

Mr Bhaskar Nalamalapu

Mr Isaiah Mosutlha

Dr Galani Malatsi

The Finance and Business Services Sector espouses two sub sectors namely the Financial Services and the Business Services Sector. The financial services sub sector comprises institutions that manage money and these include credit unions, banks, credit card companies, insurance companies, accountancy companies, consumer finance companies, stock brokerages, investment finance among others.

On the other hand, the Business Services sub sector provides customers with a variety of services in areas such as marketing and advertising, consulting, security, cleaning, facility management and others.

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Mr. Kagiso Morokotso – Chairperson

Mr. Anil Kumar Chiralayam - Deputy Chairperson

Mr. Josiah Mafojane

Mr Otllaadisa Naane

Ms. Tiny Ralefala

Ms. Gomolemo Ratsie

Ms. Linah Sekwababe

Mr. Oaitse Dube

Ms Mpho Lynn Mogasha

Mr. Mao Segage

Ms. Bonolo Moatlhaping

Mr Nitin Sharma

Mr. Tumelo Mokowe

Ms. Naledi Madala

Creative Industries definition are varied depending on their significance to a particular Organisation or country. In the case of Botswana, the Creative Industries Sector Human Resource Development Committee   define    creative industries as “those   activities which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have the potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property.” Adapted from British Council (2010) - Mapping the Creative Industries: A Toolkit, Creative and Cultural Economy series/2, p.16).

This sector appeals very well to young people in particular, it is one sector that gives opportunity for one to unleash and unwind their God-given talent.  There are a lot of career opportunities in this sector and it is one area where education and talent marry to bring out the person in you.

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Mr Thabiso Mashaba - Chairperson

Ms. Alina Masenya – Deputy Chairperson

Mr Dean Molebatsi

Mr Lucky Chucky Nkhurutshe

Mr. Thulaganyo Mogobe

Ms Thato Radijeng

Mr. Mpho Keatshabe

Ms. Sheila Mahloane

Ms. Onalenna Phambuka

Mr Letsweletse Moshabi

Ms. Neo Matome-Harum

Mr Tom Ketlogetswe 

Mr Losika Seboni

Mr Tsholofelo Ntshingane

Mr Losika Mosarwa

Mr Socca Sello A Moruakgomo

Ms Mmakgari Claire K Dabutha


The health sector comprises of people, institutions and resources arranged together in accordance with established policies, whose primary purpose is to promote, restore and maintain health. The Botswana Health Sector is comprised of both Government (Public), Private and Civil Societies health service providers. Healthcare delivery is decentralized with an extensive network of primary healthcare facilities: hospitals, clinics, health posts and mobile stops.

The sector can be segmented into six sub-sectors which include the health service delivery; pharmaceutical services; diagnostic services (imaging services and laboratories); biomedical engineering services (medical equipment and maintenance); health training institutions and health insurance services.

The health sector alone had employed a population of 23 644 (3.7%) of the 640 567 total employed in the economy (Statistics Botswana, 2015). The sector had employed more females (14 285) than males (9 359), 60% and 40% respectively.  

Botswana continues to import labour on scarce skills that are not available locally. Most of the imported labour is placed in the public facilities. The private sector also absorbs imported labour. The private sector predominantly consists of specialists having their private health business.

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Dr Bangwato Sikwa – Chairperson

Mr Onkemetse Mathala Deputy Chairperson

Ms Neo Habangana

Dr Kefalotse Sylvia Dithole

Prof Mosepele Mosepele

Mr Moagi Mbayi

Mr. Tebogo Johannes

Dr. Tiroyaone Mampane

Mr. Kenosi Mogorosi

Mr Baipusi Gulubane

Mrs Dorcas Taukobong

Mr Joe Van der Walt

Ms Martha Mbayi

Mr Modisa Motswaledi

The Education and Training Human Resource Development (HRD) Sector is key to the empowerment of Batswana to acquire the right skills, knowledge and attitudes to propel the achievement of Vision 2036 objectives and enhance the country’s global competitiveness. The main sub sectors of the Education and Training HRD sector include; Early Childhood & Pre Primary Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and Higher Education.

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Mr Cassius Mmopelwa –Chairperson

Professor Wapula Raditloaneng –Deputy Chairperson

Ms Gaotewe Mosinyi

Mr Tambona Jopi

Mr Zan Tjirumendu Ngaruka

Ms Tsholofelo Dichaba

Prof Sourav Mukhopadya

Dr Busisiwe Ndlovu

Ms Tshwaragano Motlogelwa

Ms Keitumetse Matebele

Mrs Segametsi Mosweunyane

Mr Mothusi Ntau

Ms Siphiwe Moesi

Ms Seoketso Marata

Ms Boikhutso Majang

Mr Lesley Baleseng

Public Sector is an architect of an enabling environment for national development. It is therefore, part of the economy concerned with providing various government services.  (NDP 9). As an architect of an enabling environment for national development, the Public Sector provides the institutional political and social conditions for sustainable development to take place. The Botswana Public Sector comprises the Local Authorities, Parastatal Organizations and the Public Service. Public Service constitutes of all ministries and independent departments in Central Government.

The sector can be segmented into three sub sectors which include the following:

·Public Service sub-sector consists of all Ministries and Independent Departments. The Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM) has the statutory responsibility for administering the public service in terms of the Public Service Act.

·Local Authorities: Local Government Service is catered for by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.

·Parastatal sub-sector is part of the broader Public Sector and consists of quasi-governmental organizations and government agencies, many of which are created or established through Acts of Parliament. Parastatals exist to provide goods and services; which central government is not well placed to provide. Government holds equity in most parastatal organizations and is represented in the Boards that run them.

According to the 2011 Labour Statistics Report (Statistics Botswana, 2015), the population employed in all the sectors in the economy stood at 640 567. Of this total, Local Government constituted 20.8% of the total employed, Central Government 26.3%, Parastatal 4.4%, while Private Sector constituted 48.5%. The Public Sector therefore, had a larger population of 51.5% population of the employed within the economy. The public sector continues to experience declining employment growth rates. This is attributable to Government’s position of right sizing strategies of the public service.

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Mr Bajaki Chika – Chairperson

Ms Medy N. Moatshe – Deputy Chairperson

Ms Pauline Jonas

Ms Goitsemang Tidimane

Mr Bome Matshaba

Mr Marutsaneng Duiker

Ms Atlarelang Solomon

Mr Aubrey Chewe

Ms Seadimo Oefile

Mr Kethapeng Karabo

Ms Maele L Keaikitse

Mr Godfrey Mwewa




Transport is a public good and its main function is conveying people or goods from place to place. It is one of the key enabling sectors of the economy and has a large impact on economic growth and employment. Whereas Logistics involves efforts to get products to places of production and consumption in a cost effective manner. Logistical activities include warehousing, material handling, packaging, inventory management and order processes, all of which are lubricated by transportation.

The Transport and Logistics sector is comprised of the different sub-sectors named in respect of modes of transport namely road, rail, air, water and road transport. Road transport is most commonly used mode in Botswana. There has been an increase in the demand for road freight transport thereby opening up for opportunities of establishing companies that could profit well and create employment.

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Ms Lesedi Moakofhi – Chairperson

Mr Claude Kamangirira – Deputy Chairperson

Mr Stephen Makuke

Ms Kaone Kgorotlhe

Mr Onkarabile Khibanyane 

Mr Absolom Mukonyo

Ms Nsiyiwa Pelaelo

Mr Capital Darryl Ellitson

Ms Godiraone Ivy Saudu

Mr Thomoitsile Moichubedi


The Research, Innovation, Science & Technology (RIST) Human Resource Development (HRD) Sector is key for the transformation of Botswana from a factor driven economy to a globally competitive and knowledge-based economy. The RIST HRD Sector aims to align RIST activities and initiatives in all the sectors of the economy to national priorities to ensure Botswana achieves the objectives of Vision 2036. Through the RIST HRD Sector Plan, critical mass in areas of science, engineering and technology, necessary to drive Botswana’s research agenda will be developed. 

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Prof Gabriel Anabwani – Chairperson

Prof Patrick Malope – Deputy Chairperson

Ms Gopabaone Chabaditsile

Dr Kereilemang K. Nthoiwa

Prof Olekae Thakadu

Prof Goitseone Malumbela

Dr Lekopanye Tladi

Ms Thandie Lekone

Mr. Bekezela Moyo

Dr Bogadi Nage-Sibande

Prof Amos Thapisa

Prof Samodimo Ngwako

Ms. Thabiso G. Patlakwe

Ms. Doreen Ramogola-Masire


Manufacturing in Botswana is still young (3.7% of GDP) with potential for growth, and this has put the sector among top priorities in the national development agenda for economic diversification, employment creation and self-sufficiency. The sector present abundance opportunities for career seekers who want to take the lead in driving the national development transformation agenda. It has a wide range of sub sectors including Food & beverages; textile and wearing apparels; Jewellery making; metal & metal products; wood; paper; leather & related products; plastic & rubber products; chemicals & chemical products; Motor Vehicles, Trailers and Semi-Trailers; etc.

The section is meant to assist career seekers with relevant occupation and skills required in order to become a competitive and vibrant employee or entrepreneur. 

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Mr Bonny Wadikonyana - Chairperson

Mr Kfir Teichman – Deputy Chairperson

Mr Ernest Somolekae

Mr Ndulamo Chingapani

Ms Banusi Mbaakanyi

Mr Bart Heylen

Mr Bathusi Kgosietsile

Mr Juda Bosa

Mr Nkululeko Ndlovu

Dr Robert Batane

Mr Fannie Gwizi

Mr Johnson Tsoro Maiketso