1.   Short title


   2.   Interpretation


   3.   Award of honours


   4.   Regulations


   5.   Penalty for the unauthorized use of honours







Act 21, 1967,
Act 35, 1975,
S.I. 10, 1976,
S.I. 54, 1984,
S.I. 88, 1990,
S.I. 48, 1995,
S.I. 17, 1998,
Act 9, 1999,
S.I. 86, 1999,
S.I. 60, 2016.

An Act to provide for the award of honours and other distinctions by the President.

[Date of Commencement: 15th September, 1967]


1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Botswana Honours Act.


2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

   "honour" means an honour, order, decoration, insignia, badge, medal or distinction and, except in the case of a foreign or Commonwealth honour, means an honour prescribed in the Schedule;

   "unauthorized person" means any person other than the person to whom an honour has been awarded under this Act, or his widow.


3.   Award of honours

   (1) Honours shall be awarded by the President-


   (a)   on such occasions and to such persons as he may determine; or


   (b)   in accordance with any motion passed by a simple majority in the National Assembly calling upon him so to do.

   (2) The President may delegate his powers under subsection (1) to any Minister as he deems fit, to present Botswana Honours on the President's

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