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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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An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to Customary Courts.

Legislation
Botswana, Southern Africa, Africa

This Act concerns the establishment, recognition, functioning and jurisdiction of Customary Courts and related matters. The Act also provides for the appointment of the Director of Tribal Administration and deputies for the purposes of this Act. Every Chief may submit for the consideration of the Minister recommendations for the recognition, establishment, abolition or variation in jurisdiction of customary courts within his area.

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Regulations
Botswana, Southern Africa, Africa

This Order, made under section 49 of the Customary Courts Act, implements provisions of that Act in respect of, among other things: registers to be kept, procedural requirements in relation with hearings at a customary court, right of appeal in accordance with section 42 of the Act, procedure on hearing of civil appeals and recording and delivery of judgment.

Implements: Customary Courts Act (Chapter 04:05). (2006)

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Regulations
Botswana, Southern Africa, Africa

This Order, made under section 16 of the Customary Courts Act, specify in the Schedule provisions of enactments customary courts shall have jurisdiction to administer. Enactments include the Branding of Cattle Act (Cap. 36:02), the Matimela Act (Cap. 36:06) and the Tribal Land Act (Cap. 32:02).

Implements: Customary Courts Act (Chapter 04:05). (2006)

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Regulations
Botswana, Southern Africa, Africa

This Order, made under sections 7(2) and 12(5)) of the Customary Courts Act, establishes and recognises the customary courts listed in the First Schedule. It also defines their jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases and, for certain courts, courts also defines jurisdiction in respect of stock theft.

Implements: Customary Courts Act (Chapter 04:05). (2006)

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Regulations
Botswana, Southern Africa, Africa

These Bye-laws of the Botswana Power Corporation provide rules relative to conditions of supply of electricity by the Corporation. They also concern wayleaves for installations, use of contractors and prescribe penalties for offences committed under these Bye-laws by consumers.

Implements: Botswana Power Corporation Act (Chapter 74:01). (2008-12-31)

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