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  1. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Règlement, Décret, Arrêté, Ordonnance

    Declaration of State of Public Emergency (S.I. 59 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-31 | BWA-2020-R-110016

    WHEREAS it is provided by section 17 (1) of the Constitution that the President may at any time declare that a state of public emergency exists;

    AND WHEREAS on 11th March, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a “global pandemic”;

    AND WHEREAS it is necessary to declare a state of public emergency for the purpose of taking the necessary measures to address the risks posed by COVID-19;

    NOW THEREFORE in exercise of the powers conferred upon me by section 17 (1) of the Constitution, I, DR. MOKGWEETSI ERIC KEABETSWE MASISI, President of the Republic of Botswana, hereby proclaim and declare a state of public emergency with effect from midnight of 2nd April, 2020.

    Given under my hand and the Public Seal at Gaborone this 31st day of March, 2020.

    PULA!

    Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi,
    President.

  2. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Règlement, Décret, Arrêté, Ordonnance

    Essential Supplies and Services (Availability of Supplies at Fair Price) Regulations, 2020 (SI 57 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-27 | BWA-2020-R-110017

    IN RECOGNITION of the risk posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and in exercise of the powers conferred on the President by section 3 (1) (a) of the Essential Supplies and Services Act, the following Regulations are hereby made —

    1. Citation
    These Regulations may be cited as the Essential Supplies (Availability of Supplies at Fair Price) Regulations, 2020.

    2. Availability of supplies at fair price
    A trader shall not increase the prices of the following supplies by more than the cost incurred to procure or produce the supplies —
    (a) medical supplies and equipment including sanitisers, gloves, masks and hygiene supplies;
    (b) pharmaceutical supplies;
    (c) food supplies; and
    (d) commercial goods.

    Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi
    President.

  3. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act (Act 25, 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-06-29 | BWA-2018-L-108625

    An Act to re-enact with amendments, the Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act and to provide for the prohibition of the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, transfer and use of chemical weapons, the co-ordination of the management of chemical weapons, nuclear weapons and the management of biological and toxin weapons, and other matters incidental thereto.

  4. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Special Economic Zones Act (Act 13, 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-02 | BWA-2016-L-108627

    An Act to make provision for the establishment, development and management of special economic zones; for creating a conducive environment for local and foreign investment; to facilitate expansion of employment opportunities, attainment of economic growth targets and to provide for matters related therewith and incidental thereto.

  5. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Counter-Terrorism Act (Act 24, 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-01 | BWA-2015-L-108626

    An Act to provide for measures to prevent and combat acts of terrorism including financing of terrorism; to establish the Counter-Terrorism Analysis and Fusion Agency and to provide for matters related thereto.

  6. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Proceeds and Instruments of Crimes Act, 2014 (Act No. 28 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-08-28 | BWA-2014-L-103958

  7. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Companies (Amendment) Act, 2011 (Act No. 6 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-05-03 | BWA-2011-L-91553

    Amends section 21 concerning competent persons to make a declaration of compliance. Also makes minor amendments to sections 106 and 297.

  8. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Autres textes (circulaire, directive, instruction, etc.)

    Decent Work Country Program 2011-2015. - Program on-line

    Adoption: 2011-02 | BWA-2011-M-93022

  9. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Employment (Amendment) Act 2010 (Act No. 10 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010 | BWA-2010-L-91528

    This Act amends section 23 of the Employment Act concerning restrictions of the grounds upon which an employer may terminate the employment contract by adding sexual orientation and health status (including HIV/AIDS status) as prohibited grounds of discrimination. It also introduces a new section 23(e), which provides more general protection against discrimination.
    23(d) the employee's race, tribe, place of origin, social origin, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, colour, creed, health status or disability; or
    23(e) any other reason which does not affect the employee's ability to perform that employee's duties under the contract of employment.

  10. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Competition Act (Act No. 17 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-12-24 | BWA-2009-L-91552

    An Act to provide for the establishment of the Competition Authority, its mandate, the regulation of competition in the economy, and matters incidental thereto.

  11. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Domestic Violence Act (Cap. 28:05). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-04-30 | BWA-2008-L-84993

    An Act to provide for the protection of survivors of domestic violence and for matters connected therewith.

  12. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Industrial Development Regulations (Chapter 43:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-03-31 | BWA-2008-L-91545

    First adopted in 1989 (S.I. 4, 1989), these Regulations implement the Industrial Development Act in relation with the application for an industrial licence, a licence to a new product, and a licence to manufacture on a new or additional location. They also concern the registration of micro or small enterprises, prescribe the form a licence, prescribe fees and provide for cancellation of a licence if licensed operations are not commenced with a prescribed period of time.

    1. Citation
    2. Interpretation
    3. Application for industrial licence
    4. Application to produce new products
    5. Application to manufacture on additional premises
    6. Application to manufacture on new location
    7. Application to transfer a licence
    8. Form of licence
    9. Registration of micro and small enterprises
    10. Failure to commence or recommence operation
    11. Failure to pay annual licence fee
    12. Fees
    13. Reservation of enterprises for Botswana citizens

  13. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Constitution (Amendment) (Consequential Provisions) (No. 2) Act, 2005 - Act No. 1 of 2006.

    Adoption: 2006 | BWA-2006-L-76155

  14. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Environmental Impact Assessment Act (Act No. 6 of 2005) (Cap. 65:07). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-05-27 | BWA-2005-L-91538

    An Act to provide for environmental impact assessment to be used to assess the potential effects of planned developmental activities; to determine and to provide mitigation measures for effects of such activities as may have a significant adverse impact on the environment; to put in place a monitoring process and evaluation of the environmental impacts of implemented activities; and to provide for matters incidental to the foregoing.

  15. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2005 - Act No. 9 of 2005.

    Adoption: 2005 | BWA-2005-L-76152

  16. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Constitution (Amendment) (Consequential Provisions) Act, 2005 - Act No. 14 of 2005.

    Adoption: 2005 | BWA-2005-L-76153

  17. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Small Business Act (Cap. 43:10) (Act 7, 2004). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2004-02-13 | BWA-2004-L-84997

    An Act to establish the Local Enterprise Authority and to provide for functions and matters incidental thereto.

  18. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Companies Act, 2003 (Act No. 32 of 2004). - Legislation on-line Commencement Order on-line

    Adoption: 2004 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 2007-03 | BWA-2004-L-76151

    Updates and consolidates the laws relating to companies. Repeals the old Companies Act (Cap. 42:01) of 10 November 1959.

  19. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Employment (Amendment) Act, 2003 - Act No. 14 of 2003.

    Adoption: 2003 | BWA-2003-L-76149

    Amends the Act in order to better protect employees if the business for which they are working goes insolvent. It also establishes a Labour Advisory Board which advises the Minister on certain labour related matters.

  20. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Prisons (Amendment) Act, 1999 (No. 12 of 2000).

    Adoption: 2000-09-29 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 2000-10-06 | BWA-2000-L-58416

    Amends Prison Act. Regulates appointment of prison officers, release of terminally ill prisoners, order of extramural labour for offenders by Court and by Commissioner and official visitors.

  21. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Citizenship Act (Cap 01-01) (Act No. 8 of 1998). - Act on-line [as amended to 2004]

    Adoption: 1998-04-24 | BWA-1998-L-84984

    1. Short title
    2. Interpretation
    3. Establishment of Citizenship Committee
    4. Citizenship by birth
    5. Citizenship by descent
    6. Citizenship by settlement
    7. Citizenship by adoption
    8. Registration of adopted child over three years old
    9. Registration of a minor child of citizen
    10. President's power to register citizens
    11. Effect of registration as a citizen
    12. Naturalization
    13. Qualifications for naturalization
    14. Naturalization of foreign spouse
    15. Dual citizenship
    16. Renunciation of citizenship by reason of dual citizenship or nationality
    17. Resumption of citizenship
    18. Deprivation of citizenship
    19. Commonwealth citizen
    20. Posthumous children
    21. Certificate of citizenship in case of doubt
    22. Decision of Minister to be final
    23. Evidence
    24. Offences
    25. Regulations
    26. Preservation of existing citizenship
    27. Saving

  22. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1997 (No. 16 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-08-06 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1997-08-29 | BWA-1997-C-57664

    Amends section 39 of the Constitution with regard to the election of the Vice-President.

  23. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1997 (No. 18 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-08-06 | BWA-1997-C-57665

    Amends sections 65, 66 and 67 of the Constitution with regard to appointment of the Independent Electoral Commission, and the Secretary of this Commission.

  24. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Ombudsman Act (Cap 02:12) (Act No. 5 of 1995). - Act on-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 1995 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1997-12-01 | BWA-1995-L-84985

    1. Short title
    2. Appointment and tenure of office of Ombudsman
    3. Matters subject to investigation
    4. Matters not to be investigated by Ombudsman
    5. Manner of making complaint
    6. Procedure in respect of investigation
    7. Evidence
    8. Proceedings after investigation
    9. Discharge of functions of Ombudsman
    10. Investigation not to affect departmental action
    11. Privilege of communication
    12. Expenses and allowances
    13. Administrative expenses
    14. Offences
    15. Regulations

  25. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1992 (No. 27 of 1992).

    Adoption: 1992-09-23 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1992-10-09 | BWA-1992-C-31243

    This Act amends section 58, subsection 2a, of the Constitution by substituting for the words "34 Elected Members" the words "40 Elected Members".

  26. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Employment (Amendment) Act 1992. No. 26.

    Adoption: 1992-09-05 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1992-10-09 | BWA-1992-L-31242

    Amended in respect of the definition of "casual employee", "serious misconduct", the granting of severance benefits, work during rest periods, overtime, annual paid holidays, sick leave, and maternity leave.

  27. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Industrial Development Act (Chapter 43:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1988-11-15 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1988-11-25 | BWA-1988-L-7244

    The Act provides for the establishment of the Industrial Development Authority, which is responsible for issuing manufacturing licences, reviewing policy on industrial development, inspecting industrial enterprises to ensure compliance with labour laws, and collecting information and data required to monitor industrial development. Under this Act, regulations may be made to limit licensing to carry on certain enterprises to citizens of Botswana or companies wholly owned by them. Repeals the Industrial Development Act (Cap. 43:01).

  28. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Règlement, Décret, Arrêté, Ordonnance

    Regulations for Industrial Employees, 1975 (revised 1988).

    Adoption: 1988-02 | BWA-1988-R-59610

    Deals with various aspects of work by industrial employees. Part 2 regulates recruitment, Part 3 pay and allowances, Part 4 working hours, and Part 5 overtime. Parts 6 and 7 deal with leave, sickness, injury and medical examinations. Conduct and discipline are regulated in Part 8. Part 9 provides for training, Part 10 for promotion, and Part 11 for termination of employment. Part 12 contains provisions regarding welfare, protective clothing and labour officers. Part 13 makes provision for joint consultations, works committees, and settlement of grievances.

  29. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Constitution

    Constitution of Botswana (Amendment) Act, 1987 (No. 22 of 1987).

    Adoption: 1987-10-05 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1987-11-10 | BWA-1987-C-57662

    Amends sections 33, 39, 66, 96, 97, and 101 of the Constitution. Deals, inter alia, with presidential elections and the supervision of elections.

  30. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Penal Code. - Code on-line

    Adoption: 1986 | BWA-1986-L-61336

    Criminal Code of Botswana. Part I contains general provisions. Part II deals with different types of crime. Division I provides for offences against public order, Division II for offences against administration of lawful authority, Division III for offences injurious to the public in general, Division IV for offences against the person, Division V for offences relating to property, Division VI for malicious injuries to property, Division VII for forgery, Division VIII for offences relating to corrupt practices, Division IX for attempts and conspiracies to commit crimes and accessories after the fact, and finally, Division X for indecent advertisements.

  31. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Employment Act 1982 (Cap 47:01) (Act 29, 1982). - Act on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1982-11-30 | BWA-1982-L-842

    An Act to repeal and replace the Employment Act in order to amend the law relating to employment, to make comprehensive provision therefore and to provide for matters incidental thereto and connected therewith. Inter alia, Part III: Contracts of Employment; Part V: Recruitment; Part VI: Forced labour; Part VII: Protection of wages; Part VIII: Rest periods, hours of work, holidays, etc.; Part XI: Employment of children and young persons; Part XII: Employment of females; Part XVI: Determination of minimum wages.

    In 2010, the Act was amended by the Employment (Amendment) Act 2010 (Act No. 10 of 2010). The Act introduced changes to section 23 concerning restrictions of the grounds upon which an employer may terminate the employment contract by adding sexual orientation and health status (including HIV/AIDS status) as prohibited grounds of discrimination. It also introduces a new section 23(e), which provides more general protection against discrimination.
    23(d) the employee's race, tribe, place of origin, social origin, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, colour, creed, health status or disability; or
    23(e) any other reason which does not affect the employee's ability to perform that employee's duties under the contract of employment.

  32. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Prisons Act (Cap 21:03) (Act No. 28 of 1979). - Act on-line [as amended to 2006]

    Adoption: 1979 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1980-03-01 | BWA-1979-L-84992

    An Act to repeal and replace the Prisons Act to provide for the modernization of the Prison Service and generally for the bringing up to date and rationalization of the law governing prisons and prisoners and for matters connected therewith.

  33. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Societies Act (Act No. 19, 1972) (Chapter 18:01). - Act on-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 1972-06-09 | BWA-1972-L-81613

    Regulates the registration of societies and illegal societies.

  34. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Electoral Act (Act No. 38 of 1968) (Chapter 02:09). - Act on-line (as amended to Act No. 2 of 2004) Act on-line

    Adoption: 1968-05-17 | BWA-1968-L-81612

    Part I - Introductory
    Part II - Disqualification of Voters
    Part III - Registration of Voters and Preparation of Rolls
    Part IV - Appeals, Objections and Cancellations
    Part V - Supplementary
    Part VI - Elections
    Part VII - Polling
    Part VIII - Election Expenses and Election Agents
    Part IX - Corrupt and Illegal Practices
    Part X - Election Petitions
    Part XI - Offences
    Part XII - Miscellaneous

  35. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Public Order (Act 6, 1967) (Chapter 22:02).

    Adoption: 1967-04-28 | BWA-1967-L-81614

    Contains provisions concerning the preservation of public order on the occasion of public meetings and processions. Provides penalties for disobeying a direction or violating the conditions of a permit. States when public meetings and processions are unlawful.

  36. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Constitution

    Constitution of Botswana. - Constitution on-line Constitution on-line Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 1966 | BWA-1966-C-844

  37. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Local Government (District Councils) Act (Cap. 40:01) (Act No. 35 of 1965). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1965-12-31 | BWA-1965-L-84987

    An Act to provide for the establishment of District Councils and to provide for matters incidental thereto or connected therewith.

  38. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    National Development Bank Act (Chapter 74:05). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1963 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1964-05-01 | BWA-1963-L-91546

    An Act to provide for the establishment and administration of a National Development Bank, the powers, duties and functions of the bank, and for matters incidental thereto.

  39. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act, 1939. - Code on-line

    Adoption: 1939-01-01 | BWA-1939-L-61337

    Comprehensive legislation on criminal procedure. Divided into 22 parts, which deal with the following matters: criminal jurisdiction of courts, prosecution at the public instance, private prosecutions, prescription of offences, arrests, search warrants and seizures, preparatoy examination, bail, indictments and summons, procedure before the commencement of trial, procedure in case of insanity or other incapacity of an accused person, procedure after commencement of trial, witnesses and evidence in criminal proceedings, discharge of accused persons, previous convictions, judgement on criminal trial, punishments, costs and compensation, reconciliation, appeals, as well as pardon and commutation.

  40. Botswana - Dispositions générales - Loi

    Witchcraft Act (Cap. 09:02) (Proc. 7, 1927). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1927-04-29 | BWA-1927-L-84995

    1. Short title
    2. Offence to practise witchcraft
    3. Habitual witch doctor
    4. Offence to employ witch doctor
    5. Offence to profess to be a witch or wizard
    6. Offence to follow witch doctor's advice
    7. Fortune telling, etc., for gain


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