The Botswana Chamber of Mines is an organisation established to serve the interests of the mining and exploration companies together with associated industries. The mining industry remains the main driver of economic activity in the country and is forecasted to sustain the economy further into the future. More exploration for minerals is taking place in the country and whilst this is a welcome development, it is essential that the progress is achieved smoothly with due regard for legislation. The Chamber of Mines aims to ensure that legislation in the country is conducive for mining companies and at the same time developing good working relationships with the legislator. The development of this strategy will assist in guiding its members to build on what has been achieved previously and focus on delivering the right results for all stakeholders. The direction that this industry pursues therefore is not only significant for the mining organisations, but crucial for the country’s purported buoyancy in the world economic fora. The organisation realises the critical success of this strategy to be dependent upon its people.
- Safety Committee
- Environmental Committee
- Health Committee
- Training Committee
- Chamber of Mines Business Development Forum
- Human Resources Forum
The development of the strategy for the Botswana Chamber of Mines was necessitated by the desire to strategically position the Chamber to deliver on its mandate. This is particularly critical in the current dynamic environment, characterised by rapid changes, socio-economic challenges as well as increasing rate of globalisation. Thus the strategy not only provides a framework for managing the BCM and focusing on what matters most for the organisation, it is a vehicle for effectively managing BCM’s affairs and responding to the needs of its stakeholders.