Botswana

About MultiChoice Botswana

MultiChoice Botswana has been bringing the power of entertainment into the hearts and lives of the people of Botswana since 1992.

A joint venture with RSM (Pty) Ltd, MultiChoice Botswana is a locally owned and operated business that employs 78 people at three offices and works with 279 installers, retailers and agents.

For over 10 years, MultiChoice Botswana has supported causes that positively impact the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged, such as the Cheshire Foundation, Kamogelo Centre for Vulnerable Children, Francistown Centre for the Deaf and the Ditshwanelo Centre for Human Rights.

It’s hard to believe that MultiChoice Botswana came into existence almost a quarter of a century ago. In that time, our country has experienced phenomenal growth but in few areas has this growth been as pronounced, or as exciting, as in the areas of communications and entertainment. The world-class expertise and resources of the MultiChoice Africa group are available to all of us in Botswana – employees, suppliers and partners – to help us grow our economy, our communities and our people. Let’s all keep working together to find new, rewarding ways to do just that, to make our second quarter of a century even more exciting.

Message from the Finance Manager, Koketso Letsididi

How we create social value

MultiChoice Botswana is run by the people of Botswana: more than 70 full-time employees, hundreds of installers, agents and retailers. Following the launch of Zambezi Magic in 2015, we are increasingly working with filmmakers, scriptwriters, actors and production houses to produce great local stories for national and regional audiences. Through our various investments and ongoing expenditure, MultiChoice Botswana had a direct economic impact of US$27.7 million in 2015.

Growing Botswana’s creative industries

While the rest of the continent was celebrating Africa Day on 25 May, Botswana witnessed the first local production make its debut on Zambezi Magic (DStv Channel 160). The channels aired Botswana documentary film, We Are All Blue, written and starring award-winning Broadway and Hollywood actor, Donald Molosi, and produced by local production company, Torch Studios. The documentary film was commissioned by M-Net and MultiChoice to celebrate Botswana’s 50th Anniversary of independence and became the first of local productions to make it to the channel since its launch in 2015.

Enriching lives

We enrich thousands of young lives every day through our MultiChoice Resource Centres (MRCs) where learners and teachers can access the richness of our educational channels and other material in ways that bring learning to life. Today there are more than 70 MRCs across Botswana, reaching thousands of youngsters and hundreds of teachers, thanks to our partnerships with the Ministry of Education, Skills and Development, schools, non-governmental organisations and corporates including the Debswana Mining Company. One of the most recently opened MRCs is at the Francistown Centre for the Deaf. Home to 60 vulnerable children, the MRC is opening the eyes of young Batswana to a world of wonder, a world they can conquer despite their disabilities.

In Botswana, our DStv Eutelsat Star Awards have also proven popular, with over a thousand local high school learners entering the competition in 2016 in the hope of winning one of the many amazing prizes on offer for themselves and their schools. In 2016, 18-year-old Aobakwe Letamo from Lotsane Senior Secondary School in Palapye finished first runner-up in the poster category.

Botswana infographic

27.7

million US$ direct economic impact on Botswana’s GDP (2015)

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state-of-the-art learning centres reaching thousands of learners

200

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accredited installers employing more than 1 000 people

2017

We Are All Blue premieres on Zambezi Magic

Contact information

MultiChoice Botswana Gaborone branch
Plot 74374,
Unit 1&4,
Carbo Centre Off Tlokweng Road,
Gaborone
P/Bag 450 Gaborone
Botswana

Tel: +2673605600
Call Centre Line: +2673605666
Fax: +2673700663