Motsomi Marobela

Senior Lecturer, Department of Management
University of Botswana
Focus Area(s): 
Civil Service
Critical Tasks: 
Civil service corruption
Performance management system
Interviewers: 
Daniel Scher
Country of Reform: 
Botswana
Town/City: 
Gabarone
Country: 
Botswana
Date of Interview: 
Friday, July 17, 2009
Abstract 
Motsomi Marobela discusses Botswana’s public sector reforms. He explains the country’s economic dependence on the diamond industry, the government’s efforts at diversification, and its adoption of structural adjustment policies, including liberalization of the economy and privatization of the public sector. Marobela argues for increasing the public sector’s efficiency instead of privatizing it. He highlights the significance of the public sector and the need to maintain Botswana's welfare system. He also describes the changes that took place in the relationship between trade unions and the government. The government initially had draconian laws that sought to control labor activities but more recently ratified International Labor Organization conventions. Marobela also identifies the challenges faced by workers due to trade union bureaucracy. 
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Profile: 

At the time of this interview, Motsomi Marobela had been a senior lecturer in the Department of Management at the University of Botswana for 10 years. His lectures covered human resource management, research methods, labor relations, organizational behavior and public sector management. A trade unionist, he had extensive experience in advising and supporting small-scale rural industries.  

Language: 
English
Nationality of Interviewee: 
Botswana
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Keywords 
performance management
corruption