Africa Practice, an Africa-focused strategic advisory firm operating at the nexus of industry and government, has appointed Ofile Lesotlho and Gorata Chepete as analysts within its Gaborone office.
A news release from the organisation says the appointments follow successful completion of their internships. Ms Lesotlho and Ms Chepete graduated from the University of Botswana (UB) in October 2019 and were awarded internships following a competitive interview process.
They are the first batch of graduates from UB to complete an internship as part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Africa Practice and the University of Botswana’s Faculty of Social Sciences last year.
Under the term of this agreement, up to three UB graduates annually receive training, mentorship and hands-on consulting experience, affording them a ring-side view on what it is like to work as an Africa Practice Analyst or Consultant. Dependent on performance and a vacancy, interns have the opportunity to become permanent employees.
“As UB Alumni, specifically from the Social Sciences Faculty, we congratulate you on representing the University well. I cannot express how delighted I am to see young graduates who have found a way to navigate the market, specifically with such a reputable firm,” Faculty of Social Sciences Dean, Professor David Sebudubudu is quoted as saying.
Africa Practice was founded in 2003. The group has offices in Gaborone, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Dar-Es-Salaam, Lagos, Perth and London supplying business intelligence, political economy analysis, regulatory and government affairs advice to a portfolio of blue-chip companies, institutional investors, foundations and donors throughout the continent. Africa Practice accepts applications from exceptional students who are nearing the completion of their undergraduate or graduate studies.
Africa Practice is a strategic advisory firm, operating at the nexus of industry and government. It supplies insights and advocacy solutions to corporations, investors, governments and foundations in Africa, enabling them to see more clearly, engage with confidence and unlock value to drive sustainable and equitable development.
Guided by its vision - an influential and prosperous Africa, inspiring the world – Africa Practice empowers organisations to deploy capital and execute development programmes at scale. Africa Practice solutions are rooted in a deep appreciation of stakeholders and a conviction that sustainable performance depends on building trust, respecting the environment, solving social problems and creating opportunity.