ContinuitySA Botswana is celebrating 10 years of success in Botswana. "It's a great source of pride to us that we created the market for business continuity management in Botswana, and continue to dominate the market," says Jacob Mothupi, MD of ContinuitySA Botswana. "In so doing, we have opened up opportunities for other companies in the same sector but, more importantly, we are helping to build the economy of Botswana by giving local corporates a reliable and world-class way to manage risk."
ContinuitySA was initially encouraged to establish its recovery data centre in Gaborone when it was approached by the local Barclays Bank operation, for which Mothupi then worked. With Barclays as an anchor tenant, ContinuitySA realised it had an opportunity to expand into one of the region's most stable and promising economies.
Two years later, Mothupi was persuaded to take over the small ContinuitySA operation with a mandate to help realise its potential. At that stage, he recalls, the company only had three employees, two of whom – Jimama Giddie, Client Services Administrator, and Tshireletso Moumakwa, Facilities Support – are still members of the team.[Full Story.]