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Located in southern Africa, Botswana is a large, mineral rich, yet sparsely populated, semi-arid and land-locked country of 560,877 sq. km in size. Botswana gained independence from Britain in 1966. The population was estimated to be 2.3 million people in 2019. Botswana is widely regarded as an economic and social success story. However, levels of unemployment and social inequality remain high, as economic benefits and resource rich land are inequitably distributed.
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56,673,000 ha
14,840.9 USD
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State of Land Information Reports Unveil Insights on Botswana and Zambia

4 July 2023

Two comprehensive State of Land Information (SOLI) reports have been released, providing in-depth assessments of the land data and information ecosystems in Botswana and Zambia. These reports examine the availability of land information and evaluate its compliance with open data standards. The…

The forced eviction of Botswana's indigenous people

10 January 2023

In December, Botswana’s Court of Appeal denied a Bushmen family the right to bury their elder, Pitseng Gaoberekwe, on his ancestral land in the Kalahari Desert, from which the community has been evicted to make way for the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR). Gaoberekwe died in December 2021 but…

Land Galore In North West

2 January 2022

Please apply for plot allocation – Tawana Landboard chair OPTIMISTIC: Emmanuel Dube     Tawana Landboard reforms promises a good year ahead for Ngamiland people especially farmers and those looking forward to be allocated land both for residential and commercial purposes. “People are encouraged…

Botswana has a reputation as a stable democracy with a strong, if heavily mineral dependent economy.