Over the past decade, Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) and Botswana Breweries Limited (BBL) have consistently made calls to all stakeholders to tackle HIV/Aids prejudice and remove barriers to effective treatment. This year, KBL and BBL re-launched Project Tshelang, the first initiative of its kind in Botswana when originally launched in 2001. Tshelang means “Live” or “Stay alive” and provides a consistent set of guidelines for managing employees with HIV, Aids and other chronic diseases to ensure the fair and consistent treatment and support for all KBL and BBL employees.
Our priorities: HIV/Aids
In Botswana, it is estimated that more than 80% of new business enterprises fail within two years, often due to poor management methods. In response, in 2004, Kgalagadi Breweries and Botswana Breweries launched KickStart with an aim of creating a culture of entrepreneurship among young people between the ages of 18 and 30.
The programme promotes business awareness and builds capability among young people through training, providing grants as start-up capital and mentoring and assistance during the business set-up phase. A mentor is commissioned to monitor grant beneficiaries and to help them to run their businesses prudently for the first twelve months.