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BTCL appoints Matlakala as chairman

Botswana Telecommunication Corporation (BTCL) has confirmed the appointment of Daphne Matlakala as board chairman, replacing Len Makwinja. Other new appointees to the BTCL board are Gerald Nthebolan, an IT expert at Debswana, who will deputize Matlakala, as well as Rejoice Tsheko, an academic. Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) CEO Alan Boshwaen, BHC deputy CEO Serty Leburu and Jwaneng Mine Human Resources Manger Choice Pitso, who served under Makwinja in the previous BTCL board, will continue serving in the new board, SundayStandard reported. Matlakala was appointed as BTCL board chair by Minister for Transport and Communications Nonofo Molefhi. Matlakala, a partner at Malebeswa Matlakala Legal Consultants, was previously Deputy Attorney General and Secretary for Legislative Drafting. She is also a member of the Law Society of Botswana and Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel and a founding member of the Women's Finance House and Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Project Botswana Trust.