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Search Historical Legislation

Overview

​Botswana historical legislation, including those enacted pre-independence and post-independence, is listed on the Botswana e-Laws website.  Historical legislation can be searched and downloaded in PDF format from the e-Laws website.

Who is eligible?

Public 

How do I get this service?

To retrieve a listing of historical legislation, conduct a search and download PDF copies of the legislation, visit the Botswana e-Laws website and click on the historical legislation tab. 
Botswana e-Laws web address: www.elaws.g​​​ov.bw

How long will this service take?

Immediate 

How much does it cost?

No cost 

Ministry submitting this Service
Where can I get more information on this Service

Attorney General's Chambers 
Private Bag 009 
Gaborone 
Botswana 
Tel. (+267) 361-3928 
Fax. (+267) 393-0261 
Email. kjmarumo [at] gov.bw  
Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays 

 

Access to Legal Services By Government Ministries/Departments

Overview

Provide legal advice to the Government in the public interest.

Who is eligible?

Government Ministries and Departments

How do I get this service?

Consult the seconded/resident Legal Advisor in the respective Ministry/Department or directly seek assistance from the office of the Attorney General.

How long will this service take?

Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP)

  • Time taken to conclude criminal cases= 24 months

Civil Litigation Division (CLD)

  • Time taken to conclude civil cases =18 months
  •  Legal advice given within 10 day.

Legislative Drafting Division   (LDD)

  • Time taken for the drafting complex bills= 14.5 months.
  • Time taken for the drafting of non-Complex bills= 9.5 months.
  • Time taken the drafting of complex statutory instruments= 9.5 months.
  • Time taken for the drafting of non-complex statutory instruments= 6.5 months

International  and Commercial Division (ICD)   

  • Time taken for the drafting of commercial Agreements= 10 working days
  • Time taken for the drafting of bi-lateral agreements= 10 working days
  • Time taken for the drafting of multilateral agreements= 14 working days
Where can I obtain this service?

Resident Legal Office in the respective Ministries/Departments or alternatively contact the:

Attorney General's Chambers

Public Relations Officer
Private Bag 009
Gaborone, Botswana
Tel. (+267) 3613928
Fax. (+267) 3930261

Email. AGC_Communication_Desk [at] gov.bw (AGC_Communication_Desk[at]gov[dot]bw)

How much does it cost?

No cost

Ministry submitting this Service
Where can I get more information on this Service

Resident Legal Office in the respective Ministries/Departments or alternatively contact the:

Attorney General's Chambers
Public Relations Officer
Private Bag 009
Gaborone, Botswana
Tel. (+267) 3613928
Fax. (+267) 3930261

Email. AGC_Communication_Desk [at] gov.bw (AGC_Communication_Desk[at]gov[dot]bw)

www.elaws.gov.bw

Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30 Monday to Friday except Public Holidays.

Access to Laws of Botswana

Overview

The current laws of Botswana, including all Acts of Parliament and Subsidiary Legislation, can be accessed on the Botswana e-Laws website. Legislation can be searched using multiple criteria and downloaded in PDF format. Hard copies of current legislation can be purchased from the government bookstore.​

Published judgments from the courts of Botswana, or Law Reports (up to 2012) can also be searched and downloaded in PDF format on the Botswana E-Laws website www.elaws.gov.bw . The recent Law Reports which include judgments of the High Court, Industrial Court and Court of Appeal can be accessed on the Administration of Justice (AOJ) website www.justice.gov.bw.

Who is eligible?

Public

How do I get this service?
  • To retrieve a listing of current legislation, conduct searches and download PDF copies of legislation, visit the Botswana e-Laws website (www.elaws.gov.bw) and click on the Laws of Botswana tab.
  • To retrieve Law Reports, conduct searches and download PDF copies of judgements up to 2012, visit the Botswana e-Laws website (www.elaws.gov.bw) and click on the Botswana Law Reports tab.
  • Hard copies of legislative documents can be purchased from the Botswana Government Printing & Publishing Bookstore.
  • To retrieve a listing of new legislation, conduct a search and download PDF copies of the listings, visit the Botswana e-Laws website (www.elaws.gov.bw) and click on the New Legislation tab.
  • To retrieve a listing of historical legislation, conduct a search and download PDF copies of the legislation, visit the Botswana e-Laws website and click on the historical legislation tab. Botswana e-Laws web address: www.elaws.gov.bw
  • To access this service visit the Botswana e-Laws website and click on the unreported cases tab. The Botswana E-Laws Website: www.elaws.gov.bw
  • Hard copies of the full contents of the legislative documents can be purchased from the Botswana Government Printing & Publishing Bookstore.
What supporting documents are required?

None

How long will this service take?

Immediate

Where can I obtain this service?
  • Laws of Botswana can been accessed at www.elaws.gov.bw
  • Hard copies of legislative documents can be purchased from the Botswana Government Printing & Publishing Bookstore.
How much does it cost?

Soft copies can be accessed freely online whereas hard copies are priced individually at the bookstore.

Ministry submitting this Service
Where can I get more information on this Service

Attorney General’s Chambers
Principal Public Relations Officer
Private Bag 009
Gaborone 
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 361-3928​
Fax. (+267) 319-026​1
Email. AGC_Communication_Desk [at] gov.bw (AGC_Communication_Desk[at]gov[dot]bw)

 

 Botswana Government Printing and Publishing
Plot 1181/82, Main Mall, Botswana Road
Private Bag 0081
Gaborone
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 395-3202/395-9392​
Fax. (+267) 395-9392 ​​

Opening hours are 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

Search Botswana New Legislation

Overview

Botswana legislation that will soon be enacted, or has recently been enacted, is listed on the Botswana e-Laws website. This new legislation, including acts, bills and statutory instruments, can be searched and listings can be downloaded in PDF format from the e-Laws website.  Hard copies of the full contents of the legislation can be purchased from the government bookstore.  

Who is eligible?

Public  

How do I get this service?
  • To retrieve a listing of new legislation, conduct a search and download PDF copies of the listings, visit the Botswana e-Laws website at the URL listed below and click on the New Legislation tab.  
     
    Botswana e-Laws web address: www.elaws.gov.bw

  • Hard copies of the full contents of the legislative documents can be purchased from the Botswana Government Printing & Publishing Bookstore located at: 
     
    Botswana Government Printing and Publishing 
    Plot 1181/82, Main Mall, Botswana Road 
    Private Bag 0081 
    Gaborone 
    Botswana 

 
Tel. (+267) 395-3202/395-9392 
Fax. (+267) 395-9392  
Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

How long will this service take?
  • Immediate 
  • Purchases at the Government Bookstore can be completed immediately during business hours 
How much does it cost?

Hard copy publications are priced individually at the bookstore

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Ministry submitting this Service
Where can I get more information on this Service

Attorney General's Chambers 
Principal Public Relations Officer 
Private Bag 009 
Gaborone 
Botswana 
Tel. (+267) 361-3928 
Fax. (+267) 393-0261 
Email. kjmarumo [at] gov.bw  
Opening hours: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays. 

 

Botswana Government Printing and Publishing 
Plot 1181/82, Main Mall, Botswana Road 
Private Bag 0081 
Gaborone 
Botswana 
Tel. (+267) 395-3202/395-9392 
Fax. (+267) 395-9392  

 
​​​Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.  

Botswana Unreported Cases

Overview

​​​​​​Judgements from the Courts of Botswana, including the High Court, Industrial Court and Court of Appeal which have not been published in the Botswana Law Reports can be searched and downloaded in PDF format through the E-Laws website of Botswana. 

Who is eligible?

Public

How do I get this service?

To access this service visit the Botswana e-Laws website and click on the unreported cases tab. The Botswana E-Laws Website: www.elaws.gov.bw 

How long will this service take?

Immediate 

How much does it cost?

No cost 

Meta tags

Botswana, Botswana Government, Republic of Botswana, Government of Botswana

Keywords

New Legislation, e-Laws, Constitution, Criminal Procedure  and Evidence Act, Acts, Bills, Statutory Instruments, Acts of Parliament, Subsidiary Legislation, Amendments, Principal Legislation, Penal Code, Courts of Botswana, Law Reports, Laws of Botswana, Published Judgements.

Ministry submitting this Service
Where can I get more information on this Service

Attorney General's Chambers 
Public Relations Officer 
Private Bag 009 
Gaborone, Botswana 
Tel. (+267) 3613928 
Fax. (+267) 3930261 

Email. kjmarumo [at] gov.bw ​ 

Opening hours: 7:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

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