Botswana is a resources rich, economically and politically stable country with a strong economy and an enviable credit rating. It is capitalising on all of this to build its brand and grow the nation as an economic powerhouse. Synergies with its neighbours are part of the plan.
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Women in Wine is toasting its success as its wines are well-received in the export market. Its allure, the company believes, lies in more than just its quality tipple. Buyers are supporting its drive to empower female farm workers, putting their money where their mouth is.
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Traditional knowledge has been combined with goldsmithing techniques and glass recycling to create a jewellery line that is distinctively African. Along the way, disadvantaged and rural women are learning skills and earning a living.
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