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  1. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Trade (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (SI 40 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-28 | BWA-2020-R-110018

    IN RECOGNITION of the risk posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and in exercise of the powers conferred on the Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry by section 31 of the Trade Act, the following Regulations are hereby made

    1. Citation and commencement
    These Regulations may be cited as the Trade (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and shall come into operation on 28th March, 2020.


    2. Amendment of regulation 3 of Cap. 43:02 (Sub. Leg.)
    The Trade Regulations are amended in regulation 3 by suspending operation of the licences for the following trades or businesses, until further notice
    (a) amusement arcade;
    (b) hair or beauty parlour; and
    (c) gymnasium.

    Peggy O. Serame,
    Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry.

  2. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Whistleblowing Act (Act 9, 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-01 | BWA-2016-L-108628

    An Act to provide for the manner in which a person may disclose conduct adverse to the public interest; to provide for the manner of reporting and investigations of disclosures of impropriety; and the protection against victimisation of persons who make the disclosures; and to provide for related matters.

  3. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Service Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 50 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-24 | BWA-2011-R-91515

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Constitution and Abolition of Public Service Post
    Part III - Appointments
    Part IV - General Conditions of Service
    Part V - Performance Management
    Part VI - General

    Repeals S.I. No. 39 of 2010.

  4. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Public Service Act (Act No. 30 of 2008) (Cap. 26:01). - Directorate of Public Service Management Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-12-26 | Date of entry into force: 2010-05-01 | BWA-2008-L-80401

    Public Service Act No 30 of 2008 is a direct result of the ratification of three International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions by the Botswana Government in 1997. Subsequently, national labour laws were amended in 2004 to align them with the ILO Conventions following which Government appointed a Reference Committee comprising some public service unions, representatives from Government appointing authorities, Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs and Attorney Generals' Chambers to merge all employment laws governing public employees.

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Public Service Structure
    Part III - Composition of the Public Service
    Part IV - General Public Service Principles and Standards
    Part V - Administration of the Public Service
    Part VI - Appointments to the Public Service
    Part VII - Termination of Appointments and Retirement
    Part VIII - Public Officers - General Provisions
    Part IX - Misconduct and Unsatisfactory Service
    Part X - Settlement of Disputes
    Part XI - Freedom of Association for Public Officers
    Part XII - Industrial Action
    Part XIII - Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector
    Part XIV - Offences and Penalties
    Part XV - Miscellaneous

  5. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Media Practitioners Act, 2008 (Act No. 29 of 2008). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2008-12-31 | BWA-2008-L-81615

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Establishment and Membership of the Council
    Part III - Conduct of Media Practitioners
    Part IV - Committees
    Part V - Management and Staff of the Council
    Part VI - Meetings of the Council
    Part VII - Miscellaneous Provisions

  6. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Agrochemicals Regulations (Chapter 35:09). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-08-08 | BWA-2003-R-91534

    These Regulations implement provisions of the Agrochemicals Act with respect to registration, labelling, storage and other handling of agrochemicals as defined by the Act and record keeping by a licensee. An application to register an agrochemical shall be made to the Registrar in Form 1 set out in the First Schedule to these Regulations and shall further be accompanied by data and samples as specified by these Regulations. The Registrar shall, where he or she is satisfied that an application meets the requirements of registration, register the agrochemical and issue a registration certificate, as set out in the Second Schedule. The classification of an agrochemical on a label regarding toxicity shall be in accordance with the Fourth Schedule and the codes to be used for an agrochemical formulation on a label shall be as set out in the Fifth Schedule. A licensee shall ensure that an agrochemical distributed by him or her is approved, marked, packed and labelled in accordance with the provisions of these Regulations. The Regulations contain a provision relative to the disposal of agrochemicals.

  7. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Mines and Minerals Act 1999 (Cap. 66:01) (No. 17 of 1999). - Act on-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 1999-09-01 | BWA-1999-L-82551

    The Act deals with licensing, registration and concessions with respect to mining. It also includes provisions providing that preference should be given to the employment of workers in Botswana and that suitable training should be provided for them consistent with provisions on safety, efficiency and economy.

    Repeals the old Mines and Minerals Act. However, all subsidiary legislation made under the repealed Act, and in force immediately prior to the coming into operation of this Act shall, in so far as such subsidiary legislation may not be inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, continue in force as if made under this Act.

  8. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Agrochemicals Act (Chapter 35:09). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999 | BWA-1999-L-91533

    An Act to provide for the registration and licensing of agrochemicals; to control or regulate their importation, manufacture, distribution, use and disposal, so as to prevent pollution to the environment or harm to human, plant or animal life, and to provide for matters incidental and connected to the foregoing.

  9. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Service Regulations (S.I. No. 69 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-08-28 | BWA-1998-R-57320

    Provides for the constitution and abolition of public offices (Part II), appointments and termination of appointments (Part III), discipline (Part IV), the establishment of a consultative machinery (Part V), and for some related matters.

  10. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Mines, Quarries, Works and Machinery (Amendment) Act, 1995 (No. 15 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-08-24 | Date of entry into force: 1995-09-15 | BWA-1995-L-41882

    Repeals Part V of Act.

  11. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Construction Industry (Crash Training Programme) Trust Fund (Amendment) Order, 1994 (S.I. No. 79 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-09-02 | BWA-1994-R-38000

    Provides for a levy on all construction contracts awarded by the Central Tender Board, to be paid into the Consolidated Fund. Made under the Finance and Audit Act (Cap. 54:01).

  12. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Botswana College of Agriculture Act (Chapter 57:02). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1991-05-16 | BWA-1991-L-91537

    1. Short title
    2. Establishment of College
    3. Functions and objectives of College
    4. Governing Council
    5. Appointment of Principal and other officers of the College
    6. Boards of faculties and departments
    7. Association with University
    8. Accounts of College
    9. Annual report
    10. Statutes
    11. Transitional and saving

  13. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Agricultural Employees) Regulations 1984. No. 154. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1984-12-14 | BWA-1984-R-1247

    Regulations made under the Employment Act 1982.

  14. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Forest (Declaration of Protected Trees) Order, 1981 (Chapter 38:03). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1981-06-05 | BWA-1981-R-91543

  15. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation of Wages (Building Construction, Exploration and Quarrying Industries) Order. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1980-08-01 | BWA-1980-R-66983

  16. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation of Wages (Garage, Motor Trade and Road Transport) Order. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1980-08-01 | BWA-1980-R-66984

  17. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation of Wages (Hotel, Catering and Entertainment Trades) Order. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1980-08-01 | BWA-1980-R-66985

  18. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation of Wages (Manufacturing, Service and Repair Trades) Order. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1980-08-01 | BWA-1980-R-66986

  19. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of Wages (Wholesale and Retail Distributive Trades) Order. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1980-08-01 | BWA-1980-R-66987

  20. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Mines, Quarries, Works and Machinery Regulations 1978. No. 127. - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 1978-10-03 | BWA-1978-R-12921

    Inter alia, Part VIII: Safety and protection in working places; Part X: Health and Labour.

  21. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Police Act (Cap. 21:01) (Act No. 29 of 1978). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1978 | Date of entry into force: 1979-01-01 | BWA-1978-L-84991

    An Act to provide for the enrolment, discipline, control and administration of the Botswana Police Service; to provide for Special constables and for a Police Reserve and a Police Council; and for matters incidental thereto and connected therewith.

  22. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Application to Building Operations and Works of Engineering Construction) Order, 1974. No. 52.

    Adoption: 1974-04-11 | BWA-1974-R-71641

  23. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Electricity) Regulations 1974. No. 44.

    Adoption: 1974-03-06 | BWA-1974-R-14770

  24. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Sanitary Accomodations) Regulations 1974. No. 46.

    Adoption: 1974-03-06 | BWA-1974-R-14771

  25. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (First-aid Equipment) Regulations 1974. No. 47.

    Adoption: 1974-03-06 | BWA-1974-R-14772

  26. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Woodworking) Regulations 1974. No. 51.

    Adoption: 1974-03-06 | BWA-1974-R-14774

  27. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Mines, Quarries, Works and Machinery Act 1973 (Act No. 20, 1973) (Cap. 44:02). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1973-09-25 | Date of entry into force: 1978-11-01 | BWA-1973-L-15505

    An Act to provide for the safety, health and welfare of persons engaged in prospection, mining and quarrying operations including any works which are part of and ancillary to mining and quarrying operations and to make provision with respect to the inspection and regulation of mines, quarries, works, and of machinery used in connection therewith, and for matters incidental thereto. Repeals the Works and Machinery Proclamation (Cap. 125).

  28. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Forest (Declaration of Forest Reserves) Order (Chapter 38:03). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1968-05-24 | BWA-1968-R-91544

  29. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Forest Act (Chapter 38:03). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1968-03-10 | BWA-1968-L-91541

    An Act to provide for the better regulation and protection of forests and forest produce in Botswana and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

  30. Botswana - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Pension and Provident Funds Act (Cap. 27:01) (Act No. 17, 1965). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1965 | Date of entry into force: 1966-01-14 | BWA-1965-L-93019

    This Act provides a pension scheme for public servants.

    1. Short title
    2. Interpretation
    3. Pensions Regulations
    4. Amendments to Schedule
    5. Pensions, etc., to be charged on revenues of Botswana
    6. When pensions will not be granted
    7. Pensions, etc., not to be assignable
    8. Botswana Public Officers' Pension Fund
    9. Pensions, etc., to cease on bankruptcy
    10. Withholding of benefits
    11. Gratuity where officer dies in the service or after retirement
    12. Gratuities to dependants when a non-pensionable officer dies in service
    13. Pensions to dependants when an officer dies as a result of injuries received or disease contracted in the discharge of his duties
    14. War service to count for pension purposes
    15. Contributions to certain pensions, etc., payable by the Government of Lesotho and Swaziland
    16. Application
    17. Designation of public service
    18. Gratuity of contract officers to be free of tax


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