Africa’s Premier Investment Destination
- Often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of Africa’
- Stable, multi-party democracy since 1966
- English speaking in parliament and law
- Easy to understand mineral law with good security of tenure
- Highest GDP per Capita Head in Africa
- Part of the Commonwealth
- Racial harmony reflected by black and white stripes on flag
Botswana has maintained one of the world’s highest economic growth rates since independence in 1966 and is an ideal investment destination with an easy to understand minerals law along with English-speaking legal and parliamentary systems. A-Cap has built over the years an excellent working relationship with all government departments through regular meetings and community engagement initiatives. With a stable multi-party democracy, Botswana is consistently ranked as the least corrupt country in Africa (most recently in 2015 by Transparency International), an operating environment which promotes investment and economic growth. The International Monetary Fund measures Botswana’s GDP at US$16,368 per capita, ahead of other countries such as Thailand, Brazil, China and South Africa. The most recent survey conducted by the Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies ranked Botswana the top ranked jurisdiction on policy factors and in the top 5 Investment Attractiveness Index in Africa, with New York University’s Altman’s Baseline Profitability Index ranking Botswana as the world’s third most attractive investment location (second last year). This ranking is based on asset value growth, value preservation and ease of returning home proceeds from selling the asset.
With more than half of uranium production worldwide coming from projects with significant technical, political and regulatory risk, A-Cap is fortunate to operate in the stable and secure jurisdiction of Botswana.