Ishmael Nshakazhogwe-The Oracle of Black Enterprise

Ishmael Nshakazhogwe is the Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of the Zambezi Group of Companies which comprises of industry, petroleum, hospitality, property, farming and international trade.


Nshakazhogwe ‘ s business footprints can be traced from giant companies like Turnstar where he was the founding Director and served onthe board for years. Turnstar owns some of the country’s hallmark properties like Game City Mall.

Nshakazhogwe’s company the Zambezi Conglomerate , comprises of ventures like Zambezi Towers, a major property inthe Central Business District (CBD) , Gaborone.

The Group also entails Zambezi motors , a behemoth inthe industry, dealing with importation and international trade of commercial vehicles, trucks and industrial equipments.

Nshakazhogwe’s company has over the years supplied Botswana Defense Force with military assets from tanks, earth moving plant, and vehicle fleet all which the company also takes care of maintenance and servicing at the Zambezi auto and mechanical engineering wharehouses in Gaborone.

Mr Nshakazhogwe’s is a successful businessman who has received the highest award from the French Government, the National Order of Merit “Chevailer de l’ordre du Merite”, as well as Presidential Orders for Meritorious Service by the President of Botswana.

Mr Nshakazhogwe is one of the founding members of the Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry and Manpower (BOCCIM) , now BUSINESS BOTSWANA, the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre board and a committee member of the Civil Justice Forum, A.G. Chambers.

He is also a member of the High Level Consultative Committee on Justice and Governance, a Public/Private Governance Body.

He received an honorary award and an appointment by the Thai Government as Thailand’s Consulate General to the Republic of Botswana.

In 2015, he received the Arch of Europe award for the European community for excellence and quality award in recognition of private sector window opening.

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