"This survey of the major exporters has suggested the advantages as well as disadvantages, of locating production in Botswana for export processing. Despite the disadvantages of a weak industrial base, the decision to locate the production/assembling base in Botswana has been prompted by several factors like political and macro economic stability, etc which are already well known to the outside world. However, in the specific context of automotive sector, two factors were listed by exporters. They are relatively low wage levels and availability of skilled labour. Available data on wage levels in the major producing countries in Southern Africa suggested that the falling wage levels in Botswana have been greater than other regional countries and it appears that the trend still continues."