Botswana Statutory and Private Employee Benefits (including Social Security) - Insights into Statutory Employee Benefits such as Retirement Benefits, Long-term and Short-term Sickness Benefits, Medical Benefits as well as Other State and Private Benefits,

Botswana Statutory and Private Employee Benefits (including Social Security) - Insights into Statutory Employee Benefits such as Retirement Benefits, Long-term and Short-term Sickness Benefits, Medical Benefits as well as Other State and Private Benefits, 2022 Update

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
  • A person’s national insurance contribution is determined based on their income.
  • An insured person who is unemployed or unable to work and whose benefits have been exhausted is entitled to credited contribution.
  • 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, grant-in-aid, social relief distress, compensation, leaves and holidays 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 the country
  • Assess employee benefits of the market, including state and compulsory benefits and private benefits
  • Gain insights into the key employee benefit schemes offered by private employers in the country
  • Gain insights into key organizations governing employee benefits market, and their impact on companies


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
    • What is this Report about?
    • Definitions
      • Table Insurance Industry Definitions
  • Country Statistics
    • Table Botswana - Country Statistics, 2020
  • Overview of Employee Benefits in Botswana
  • Regulations
    • Table Botswana - Minimum Wage Rates 2022
  • State and Compulsory Benefits
    • Retirement Benefits
    • Death in Service
    • Short-Term Sickness Benefits
    • Medical Benefits
    • Workers' Compensation insurance
    • Maternity and Paternity Benefits
    • Other Benefits
      • Table Botswana - Fixed National and Public Holidays 2022
  • Private Benefits
    • Retirement Benefits
    • Death Benefits
    • Medical Benefits
    • Disability Benefits
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefits
    • Other Benefits
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