Staff Profiles

Dr. Latang Sechele

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Faculty of Social Sciences



Location: Block 247 Room 478
Phone: +267 355 5422
Email Dr. Latang Sechele

PhD in Sociology (University of Essex)

MA in Sociology of Development (University of Essex)

BA Social Sciences  -Sociology and Public Administration (University of Botswana)


Dr Latang Sechele joined the University of Botswana (Department of Sociology) as a  lecturer in 2000 from Rural Industries Innovation Centre where he worked as Chief Extension Officer responsible for surveys. Prior to this he had worked as an Urban Sociologist in the Applied Research Unit in the Ministry of Local Government, Lands and Housing.  His research and teaching interests are in  youth labour markets, self-employment, development policy analysis, sociological theory and research methodology. He has over 25 years of experience in research and consultancies for government and nongovernment organizations.

Introduction to Sociology

Sociological Theories (Micro and Modern)

Data Analysis and Report writing

Work and Employment

Sociology of Development



Youth labour markets in Botswana


Development Policy analysis


Currently supervising the following research students:

Clement Tlhogo (Phil./PhD) -  Exploring the Socio-economic benefits of urban tourism in Botswana: The case of the new CBD in Gaborone

Omphile Maotwanyane, (MADVS) -  Assessment of job seeking experience among unemployed graduates in Gaborone

Latang Sechele (2016). Unemployed Youth and Self-employment in Botswana. Mosenodi: Journal of the Botswana Educational Research Association, 19 (1), 30-42.

Latang Sechele (2016). Urban Bias, Economic Resource Allocation and National Development Planning in Botswana. International Journal of Social Science Research, 4 (1), 44-60.

Latang Sechele (2015). In their Own Words: Unemployed Young People on Tackling Youth Labour Market Entry Constraints in Botswana. Journal of Sociological Research, 6(2), 56-67.

T.T. Fako & L.T. Sechele (2011). Poverty, Dependency and Social Welfare in Botswana. In Osei-Hwedie, K & Osei-Hwedie, B.Z. (eds.). Issues, Challenges and Reflections on Social Development in Africa (pp128-151). Accra: GIMPA PRESS.

In pursuit of academic excellence