Global Sealing Solutions Botswana
Global Sealing Solutions Botswana
Global Sealing Solutions Botswana is led by a dynamic team which is rich with technical expertise and commercial acumen.
Botswana is inhabited by people of predominantly Tswana origin (collectively called “Batswana”) whose recorded history can be traced back to the 14th century. In 1870, three DIKGOSI (Botswana traditional leaders) made representation to the British Government regarding the threat of their territory’s annexation by the Dutch and German settlers. With the earnest support of some local British organisations and individuals, the lobby for protection succeeded in 1885, resulting in the Bechuanaland Protectorate.
After 80 years as a British protectorate, Bechuanaland attained self-government in 1965, becoming the independent Republic of Botswana on September 30, 1966, and maintaining a position of stability and harmony ever since. Sir Seretse Khama was elected the first president and served until his death in 1980.
Since independence, Botswana has maintained a thriving democracy, clean government, an up-right judiciary, peace and stability, and a well-managed economy.
POPULATION & GDP
A mid-sized country of just over 2.3 million people, Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. Around 10 percent of the population lives in the capital and largest city, Gaborone. Formerly one of the poorest countries in the world—with a GDP per capita of about US$70 per year in the late 1960s—Botswana has since transformed itself into one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. The economy is dominated by mining, cattle, and tourism. Botswana boasts a GDP (purchasing power parity) per capita of about $18,825 per year as of 2015, which is one of the highest in Africa.
Besides referring to the language of the dominant people groups in Botswana, Setswana is the adjective used to describe the rich cultural traditions of the Batswana—whether construed as members of the Tswana ethnic groups or of all citizens of Botswana. In Botswana, most of the tribes have different ways to greet one another, but for easy communication and connection, batswana use a three-way hand shake or just greet one another by saying “Dumelang” as a way of saying “hello” without physical contact. In community celebrations like Dikgafela or during marriage ceremonies, batswana women show excitement and happiness by the use of ululations as part of their culture.
The official written language of Botswana is English. Most written communication and official business texts are written in English.The main spoken language of Botswana is Tswana. Tswana is spoken by most of the population, often as a purely spoken language. Languages spoken in Botswanaare:Sengwato,Sesarwa,Sekwena,Sekgalagadi,Seyei,Setawana,Sezezuru,Sembukushu,Sengwaketse,Sebirwa,Setswapong,Sekalaka and Seherero
LEVEL OF EDUCATION
The education system comprises of Primary school, Junior Secondary School, Senior Secondary School and Tertiary School with a Literacy Rate as of Dec 2019 is 88.5%* source STATISTICS Botswana
BANKING & FINANCIAL INSTITUTE
TELECOMMUNICATION & INTERNET
The annual inflation rate in Botswana rose to 2.2 percent in December 2019 from 2.1 percent in the previous month.
Botswana has a stable political environment with a multi-party democratic tradition. General elections are held every five years. The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has been in power since 1966. With the end of his second five-year term, President Ian Khama stepped down and, as per convention, the Vice-President, Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi, assumed the Presidency on April 1, 2018. Mokgweetsi Masisi under BDP won the general election in October 2019, followed by the main Opposition party UDC (Umbrella for Democratic Change) and AP (Alliance for Progressives).
The future of the diamond industry, which accounts for a fifth of Botswana’s GDP, is currently the focus of intense discussions. Negotiations between De Beers and the government are taking place to hammer out a new contract for the sorting, valuing and sales of diamonds from mines run by Debswana.De Beers and Botswana’s deeply entwined and mutually enriching history is rooted in Debswana. The diamond company and the government of Botswana each hold a 50% stake in the joint venture, which was founded in 1969. The government also holds a 15% stake in De Beers, with the rest owned by mining group Anglo American.
Electron House , Office 20
Gaborone , Botswana
Tel : +267 311 7444
Cell: +267 072 325 664
Global Sealing Solutions Africa Group Pty Limited
Global Sealing Solutions Africa Group Pty Limited is the holding company of various entities spread across Africa. GSSAG boast of industrial experience spanning over ten years. GSSAG comprehensively researched the fluid handling needs of the Sub-Sahara customers to provide an array of sealing products that are bespoke, high quality and innovative enough to help the industry to run safely, efficiently and with improved environmental performance. To this end they supply a range of standard and specialised products and services to virtually every industrial sector.
Global Sealing Solutions Africa Group was borne out of the realisation that the industrial market demands solution partners who possess world-leading expertise and capability in high performance fluid handling technology, led by design and materials technology. GSSAG embraces the entire industrial cycle from research, development, manufacturing, product application, maintenance and equipment refurbishment.
Global Sealing Solutions is the official solution partner of reputable Sealing, Valves, Pumps, Electrical & Instrumentation manufacturers. Most of their solution partners are global manufacturers endowed with an international manufacturing base. The majority of these manufacturers have over 50 production, engineering, distribution and customer support sites across Europe, Australasia, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Americas. Global Sealing Solutions Africa Group has joined this rapidly expanding network to adequately satisfy the African fluid handling demands.