Industry Communication
Founded 1989
Headquarters Gaborone, Botswana
Key people
Martin Makgatlhe, Chairman
Pele Moleta, Chief Executive Officer
Cortney Sethebe, Human Resources Manager[1]
Services Postal Services

BotswanaPost is the company responsible for postal service in Botswana. It is a parastatal company, 100% owned by the Government of Botswana, under the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology.[2]


The postal service in Botswana dates back to 1875, when the London Missionary Society established the serve. Back then, pairs of "runners" carried mail between two points on a stretch from Bulawayo in present-day Zimbabwe, to Mafikeng, in present-day South Africa. Later, after the railway had been built, the train replaced the runners on foot. In the late 1990s the Botswana postal department acquired its own fleet of vehicles to carry mail and parcels. The postal department that the missionaries established in the late 19th Century evolved into the Bechuanaland Protectorate Postal Services. At Botswana's independence in 1966, it rebranded into the Department of Posts and Telegraphs. At that time the services offered included the Post Office Savings Bank.

In 1980, the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation was spun off as an independent parastatal. Two years later, Botswana Savings Bank was also spun off as an independent institution. Finally the BotswanaPost became a separate entity in 1989. Botswana Savings Bank has an agreement with BotswanaPost, to offer banking services through the nearly one hundred and twenty (120) postal outlets throughout Botswana.[3]

Philatelic Museum

Botswana Post have established a small philatelic museum in their headquarters in Gaborone.[4]

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