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Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name at independence in 1966. More than four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the most stable economies in Africa. The ruling Botswana Democratic Party has won every election since independence; President Ian KHAMA was reelected for a second term in 2014. Mineral extraction, principally diamond mining, dominates economic activity, though tourism is a growing sector due to the country's conservation practices and extensive nature preserves. Botswana has one of the world's highest known rates of HIV/AIDS infection, but also one of Africa's most progressive and comprehensive programs for dealing with the disease.


Botswana is a parliamentary republic.


Source: CIA World Factbook

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Legislation
Botswana, Southern Africa, Africa

This Act provides for the granting of various rights relative to prospecting and mining of minerals, for environmental obligations related to mining operations and other duties of persons carrying out mining operations, and control of mining operations. “Minerals” is defined so as to exclude petroleum ,as defined in section 2 of the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, and public and private water when used for a primary, secondary or tertiary use, as defined in the Water Act.

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Legislation
Botswana, Southern Africa, Africa

This Act makes provision for matters of partition in the relation with the development of land.It defines sectional ownership of immovable property and provides rules relative to common ownership. Development schemes shall be approved by the Director of Surveys and Mapping. The Act further provides for, among other things, formation of associations that shall govern a development scheme and common property, registration of rights and exclusive use of common properties and servitudes.

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Legislation
Botswana, Southern Africa, Africa

The Act consists of 43 sections divided into 6 Parts: Preliminary (I); Central administration (II); Development Plans (III); Control of development of land and permission for development (VI); Subdivisions (V); Supplemental (VI).The Minister shall be responsible for a comprehensive policy with respect to use and development of all land in Botswana and in accordance with Development Plans made under Part III (sect. 3). The Minister may declare Planning Areas under section 4 and provisions of this Act shall apply to such areas.

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Legislation
Botswana, Southern Africa, Africa

This Act provides rules for public procurement and the disposal of public assets including land.The Act prescribes that a local authority shall be responsible for the management of all procurement and disposal activities within its jurisdiction in accordance with the provisions of this Act. There is hereby established for each local authority a Performance Monitoring Committee, which shall monitor and review the management of all procurement and disposal activities by a local authority.

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Regulations
Botswana, Southern Africa, Africa

These Regulations stipulate that a conveyancer or a notary public shall, in respect of any conveyancing work done by him or her, charge the fees and disbursements set out in the Schedule hereto in relation to the matters specified therein. Fees concern, among other things: the lodging of a Deed of Transfer; any conveyancing work done by him or her with respect to the lodging of mortgage bonds; notarial bonds; lodging a Deed of Hypothecation.

Implements: Deeds Registry Act (Chapter 33:02). (2008-12-31)

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