BULLETIN 2015 – NUMBER OF ACTS ENACTED – 14

NEW LEGISLATION

1. Botswana Stock Exchange (Transition) Act (Act 2, 2015)

An Act to provide for the registration of Botswana Stock Exchange as a public company limited by shares under the companies Act; for its continued existence as if it had been incorporated under the Act, and for matters incidental thereto.

Date of Commencement: 1st December, 2015.

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2. Appropriation (2015/2016) Act (Act 3, 2015)

An Act to authorise the payment out of the Consolidated Fund and the Development Fund of sums of money for the year ending 31st March, 2016.

Date of Commencement: 1st April, 2015.

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3. Supplementary Appropriation (2013/2014) Act (Act 8, 2015)

An Act to authorise the payment out of the Consolidated Fund to meet expenditure incurred during the year ending 31st March, 2014.

Date of Commencement: 1st April, 2015.

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4. Insurance Industry Act (Act 10, 2015)

An Act to provide for the licensing, governance and regulation of all insurers, insurance brokers, insurance agents and representatives operating in Botswana and for matters incidental to or connected therewith.

Date of Commencement: On Notice.

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5. Private Security Services Act (Act 11, 2015)

An Act to provide for the regulation of the private security services industry and for matters connected or incidental thereto.

Date of Commencement: 1st October, 2016 — Parts I and II.

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6. Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources Act (Act 12, 2015)

An Act to provide for the establishment of the Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources and to provide for its powers and functions and for the governance structures of the University, and for matters connected or incidental thereto.

Date of Commencement: 1st February, 2016.

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7. Special Economic Zones Act (Act 13, 2015)

An Act to make provision for the establishment, development and management of special economic zones; for creating a conducive environment for local and foreign investment; to facilitate expansion of employment opportunities, attainment of economic growth targets and to provide for matters related therewith and incidental thereto.

Date of Commencement: 2nd May, 2016.

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AMENDING LEGISLATIONS

1. Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act (Act 1, 2015)

An Act to amend the Value Added Tax Act.

Date of Commencement: 23rd January, 2015.

Amends: s 4, first, second and fifth schedule.

See: Value Added Tax Act (Cap. 50:03).

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2. Judicial Services (Amendment) Act (Act 4, 2015)

An Act to amend the Judicial Services Act.

Date of Commencement: 1st April, 2015.

Amends: ss 3, 4 and 5.

See: Judicial Services Act (Cap. 04:03).

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3. Specified Offices (Salaries and Allowances) (Amendment) Act (Act 5, 2015)

An Act to amend the Specified Offices (Salaries and Allowances) Act.

Date of Commencement: 1st April, 2015.

See: Specified Offices (Salaries and Allowances) Act (Cap. 26:04).

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4. Ntlo Ya Dikgosi (Salaries and Allowances) (Amendment) Act (Act 6, 2015)

An Act to amend the Ntlo Ya Dikgosi (Salaries and Allowances) Act.

Date of Commencement: 1st April, 2015.

Amends: s 4 and schedule.

Substitutes: s 3.

See: Ntlo Ya Dikgosi (Salaries and Allowances) Act (Cap. 02:08).

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5. National Assembly (Salaries and Allowances) (Amendment) Act (Act 7, 2015)

An Act to amend the National Assembly (Salaries and Allowances) Act.

Date of Commencement: 1st April, 2015.

Amends: schedule.

See: National Assembly (Salaries and Allowances) Act (Cap. 02:06).

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6. Societies (Amendment) Act (Act 9, 2015)

An Act to amend the Societies Act.

Date of Commencement: 4th November, 2016.

Amends: ss 3, 11, 12, 18, 20, 21, 23, 30, 33, 34 and 39.

Inserts: s 31A.

Substitutes: ss 5, 6, 22 and 31.

Section 2 of this Act deletes the word “local” wherever it appears in the Act.

See: Societies Act (Cap. 18:01).

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7. Income Tax (Amendment) Act (Act 14, 2015)

An Act to amend the Income Tax Act.

Date of Commencement: 1st February, 2016.

Amends: ss 2, 46, 51, 55, 58, 111 and second, fourth, seventh and eighth schedule.

Repeals: ss 47 and 48.

Substitutes: s 30.

See: Income Tax Act (Cap. 52:01).

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