Friday, April 19, 2013

Assignment in Gaborone

Today I would like to discuss Gaborone in Botswana. If you were to be sent to Gaborone on an expatriate assignment or if you were to relocate there, you are likely to experience weather that is semiarid with warm winters and hot summers. You will meet people who speak English and Setswana.

The cost of clothing and transport is average. The cost of food and beverages and housing is low.Gaborone is the capital and largest city of Botswana. Gaborone is the centre of the national economy. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has its headquarters in Gaborone. From a day to day comfort perspective, you are likely to experience some hardship.

Be sure to negotiate an appropriate salary or allowance to compensate for the cost of living. If you live in Gaborone or if you lived there recently, let us know what your experience has been. Would you live in Gaborone again?