Employee Benefits in Botswana 2021

Employee Benefits in Botswana 2021

  • July 2021 •
  • 32 pages •
  • Report ID: 5637878 •
  • Format: PDF
Employee Benefits in Botswana 2021

Summary
The Republic of Botswana has a range of social security programs, which cover the country’s citizens, as well as people belonging to poor and vulnerable groups residing in rural communities.According to the National Policy for Rural Development (Government of Botswana - GoB, 2002), these programs aim to reduce poverty and provide a social safety cover to all Botswanan individuals.

These include the Universal Old-age Pension, the Orphan Care Program, the Labor-Based Drought Relief Program, and Supplementary Feeding for Vulnerable Groups, and the Program for Destitute Persons.The Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) is the workers’ labor federation representing the country’s laborers.

In 1997, Botswana published a document now known as Vision 2016, which projects that poverty will be eradicated in the country by 2016.Pensions play a vital role in enhancing the earnings of the country’s workforce after retirement.

The government is also focusing on improving the social security framework to prevent people from falling into poverty. Private employers also provide benefits to employees in addition to mandatory employee benefits.

The report provides in-depth industry analysis, information, and insights of the employee benefits in Botswana, including an overview of the state and compulsory benefits in Botswana, detailed information about the private benefits in Botswana, insights on various central institutions responsible for the administration of the different branches of social security and the regulatory framework of the employee benefits in Botswana.

Key Highlights
- Most public and private sector employees, and of parastatal institutions in middle and senior levels, are covered by the Botswana Public Officers’ Pension Fund (BPOPF)
- Government employees who are not covered under the BPOPF are covered under the unfunded pension plan, which is financed from government revenues
- The age of the beneficiary must be below the retirement age, and death benefits are given only to employees who have a permanent position in the organization.
- Private companies in Botswana often offer additional benefits to motivate employees and improve their performance
- Employers offer a pension fund, a provident fund, a multi-employer fund, and a beneficiary fund to their employees as a pension plan

Scope
This report provides a detailed analysis of employee benefits in Botswana -
- It offers a detailed analysis of the key government-sponsored employee benefits, along with private benefits
- It covers an exhaustive list of employee benefits, including retirement benefits, death in service, long-term disability benefits, medical benefits, workmen’s compensation insurance, maternity and paternity benefits, family benefits, unemployment, long-term care benefits, leave and private benefits
- It highlights the economic and regulatory situations relating to employee benefits in Botswana

Reasons to Buy
- Make strategic decisions using in-depth information related to employee benefits in Botswana
- Assess Botswana’s employee benefits market, including state and compulsory benefits and private benefits
- Gain insights into the key employee benefit schemes offered by private employers in Botswana
- Gain insights into key organizations governing Botswana’s employee benefits, and their impact on companies
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