Where to Invest in Botswana

Investing in Botswana is committing (money) in order to earn a financial return. 2: to make use of future benefits or advantages and invested her time wisely.

An asset that is purchased with the hope that it will generate income or appreciation in the future. In an economic sense, an investment is the purchase of goods that are not consumed today but are used in the future to create wealth.

Where or how can I invest?


Grouped under the general category called fixed-income securities, the term bond is commonly used to refer to any securities that are founded on debt. When you purchase a bond, you are lending out your money to a company or government. In return, they agree to give you interest on your money and eventually pay you back the amount you lent out.

The main attraction of bonds is their relative safety. If you are buying bonds from a stable government, your investment is virtually guaranteed or risk-free. The safety and stability, however, come at a cost. Because there is little risk, there is little potential return. As a result, the rate of return on bonds is generally lower than other securities.


When you purchase stocks or equities you become a part owner of the business. This entitles you to vote at the shareholders’ meeting and allows you to receive any profits that the company allocates to its owners. These profits are referred to as dividends.

What are dividends?

A sum of money paid annually by a company to its shareholders out of its profits or reserves.

Where can I buy shares?

Shares can be bought through a broker. You can find them at the following companies

  • Motswedi Securities
  • Imara Capital Securities
  • Stockbrokers Botswana
  • African Alliance Botswana Securities

These are all under Botswana Stock Exchange.

Why do companies sell shares?

Companies issue shares for the purpose of raising money they require for growth.

What determines the price of shares?

The price of shares can change many times in one day! however, an increase in a company’s profit or new venture can increase the demand for shares thus increasing the share price. The opposite could result in an inverse result.

Always Remember

  • Stocks fluctuate in value on a daily basis.
  • When you buy stock, you aren’t guaranteed anything
  • IPO is always the cheapest price
  • Participate in the annual general meeting of the company
  • You may sell and buy anytime
  • Many advise that its best to ‘’buy low and sell high”


Make sure you understand the following before you sign;

  • Nature, Aim & Benefits of the product
  • Risks of the product
  • Details about the fund manager
  • Fees and charges to be borne by you
  • Warnings, exclusions, and disclaimers

Collective Investments Units or Mutual Funds

A mutual fund is a collection of stocks and bonds. When you buy a mutual fund, you are pooling your money with a number of other investors, which enables you (as part of a group) to pay a professional manager to select specific securities for you.

Mutual funds are all set up with a specific strategy in mind, and their distinct focus can be nearly anything: large stocks, small stocks, bonds from governments, bonds from companies, stocks and bonds, stocks in certain industries, stocks in certain countries, etc.

The primary advantage of a mutual fund is that you can invest your money without the time or experience that is often needed to choose a sound investment.


  • Affordable and easy
  • Spreads risk
  • Good returns


  • The money is taxed
  • The market can be volatile

What is the best investment in Botswana?

Investment Opportunities in Botswana

  • Mining industry.
  • Manufacturing industry.
  • Power/Energy industry.
  • Education industry.
  • Arts’ industry.
  • Agricultural industry.
  • Transport industry.
  • Financial and business services industry.

How can I buy stock in Botswana?

The first step to buying shares is approaching a licensed BSE Broker.
To comply with KYC guidelines, you will require the following to open a CSD account as an individual:

  1. Certified Copy of ID/Valid Passport.
  2. Proof of Residence (Utility Bill/Lease Agreement/Affidavit)
  3. Proof of Income (Payslip and/or Bank Statement)

Is Botswana a good place to invest?

Strategically located at the heart of Southern Africa, Botswana offers excellent opportunities for investment. Botswana has managed to maintain a stable and growing economy since its independence in 1966.

How do I buy shares in letshego Botswana?

By buying our shares listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange through stock brokers, or on the CSDB. You can also invest in our JSE and BSE listed Medium term note programme through invested unit trusts and investment funds.

How many companies are listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange?

Listed companies/securities

There are currently over 30 listed companies on the Botswana Stock Exchange including common stock and exchange-traded funds.

What does Botswana Stock Exchange do?

The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament in November 1994. It has been given the task of operating the national securities exchange in Botswana, where companies can issue securities to raise capital, and investors can invest and trade in those securities.