GMAT Testing Location
We have found 1 GMAT test centre in Botswana, located in Gaborone. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page.
Plot 68 Unit 8
Gaborone International Commerce Park
Phone: +267 3181684
Test Center Information
Entering Gaborone International Commercial Park using the West Gate Entrance (Barloworld entrance), proceed to the second speed hump and turn right (Oppesite Spar). We are Facing Lobatse Road, next to Poolco & Colegium.
GMAT Exam Dates in Botswana
Unlike some paper based exams, the GMAT is computer based. Therefore, there are no fixed test dates for GMAT. Wherever you are in Botswana, all test centers are open from Monday through Saturday throughout the year. Some even offer the exam every day of the year. However, some test centers are not open on Sundays and national holidays. For example, most college-based test centers might be closed for extended periods around holidays. For precise testing dates in Botswana, please visit test-maker website – https://www.mba.com/.
More about Botswana
- THEFREEGEOGRAPHY: Overview of arts and crafts in Botswana. Also includes film, dance, music, and literature in this country.
Botswana has changed from one of the poorest to one of the more prosperous countries in Africa over the past few decades. Economic growth in recent years has averaged 4.5% (2016: 3.7%) and gross national income (GNI) per resident (2017) US $ 6,820. The reason for the rise are the rich deposits of natural resources, especially diamonds. However, the inland is economically highly dependent on the Republic of South Africa, especially in terms of foreign trade and transport. In addition to the privatization of state and semi-state companies, the declared aim of the Botswana government is to diversify the economy in order to reduce dependence on mining. The largest employer in the country is the public sector. Botswana is a member of the South African Development Community (SADC) and the South African Customs Union (SACU). The foreign debt amounts to (2016) 1.9 billion US $.
Foreign trade: The foreign trade balance fluctuates strongly from year to year and depends on global raw material prices (import value 2016: 7.27 billion US $, export 6.14 billion US $). With 80–90% of the total value, diamonds are at the top of export goods, ahead of copper-nickel concentrates and gold. Mainly machines and means of transport, fuels, food and chemical products are imported. The main trading partners are the Republic of South Africa and the EU member states (especially Belgium).
The focus of economic policy is on promoting agriculture. It serves 75% of the population as the main source of income and employs around 41% of the workforce; however, it generates only 2.4% of the gross domestic product (GDP). In the agricultural sector, livestock in particular is still the basis of economic and social life. Around 97% of the agricultural area is pasture land, only 2.4%, especially in a narrow strip of land in the east of Botswana, is used for arable farming. The most important crops are millet, Corn, legumes and melons. Frequent periods of drought and poor quality soils lead to inadequate harvests and necessitate food imports. Cattle breeding contributes more than 80% to agricultural GDP. As with arable farming, the highest yields were achieved in livestock farming in eastern Botswana. Large cattle breeding farms (mostly foreign owned) contrast with small farms. Foreign marketing is subject to state institutions: for meat, the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC), for plant-based products, the Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board (BAMB).
Mining, especially diamond mining, generates around 18% of GDP, although it only employs around 3% of the workforce. Botswana has been one of the world’s leading diamond producers for decades. The largest mines are at Orapa and Makwa in the northeast and at Iwaneng in the south. The mining is carried out by a joint venture between the Botswana government and De Beers Holding Mines, South Africa. Copper-nickel concentrates are mined in the Selebi-Phikwe mines; Hard coal is mined primarily in Morupule in eastern Botswana; it is also the basis for the energy supply. In 1991, the extraction of soda ash and salt in the area of the Makarikari salt pan began. Other mining products are cobalt, gold and manganese.
The most important branches of the underdeveloped manufacturing industry are food, leather and metal processing, diamond grinding, and textile and clothing manufacturing. The most important locations are Gaborone, Lobatse, Francistown, Palapye and Kanye in the east of Botswana.
Botswana is an important travel destination. The majority of the approximately 2.69 million foreign visitors a year come from the Republic of South Africa and Namibia. The main attractions are the Okawango Delta and the national parks (e.g. Chobe National Park) as well as game reserves (around 18% of the total area). Check rctoysadvice to see Botswana Travel Guide.
The starting point for many safaris is the city of Maun in the north of the country. The fly-in safaris and guided hikes that are offered appeal primarily to solvent overseas tourists. The good cooperation between Botswana and the Republic of South Africa is reflected in the joint management of their neighboring national parks.