BULLETIN 2016 – NUMBER OF ACTS ENACTED – 16

NEW LEGISLATION

1. Appropriation (2016/17) Act (Act 1, 2016)

An Act to authorise the payment out of the Consolidated Fund and the Development Funds of sums of money for the year ending 31st March 2017.

Date of Commencement: 1st April, 2016.

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2. Supplementary Appropriation (2014/2015) Act (Act 2, 2016)

An Act to authorise the payment out of the Consolidated Fund and the Development Fund, respectively, to meet expenditure incurred during the financial year ending 31st March, 2015.

Date of Commencement: 30th June, 2016.

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3. Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority Act (Act 3, 2016)

An Act to continue the establishment of the Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority and to provide for its powers and functions; for the purposes of improving the fairness, efficiency and orderliness of the non-bank financial sector and the stability of the financial system; and for matters incidental thereto.

Date of Commencement: 11th November, 2016.

Section 62 of this Act repeals the Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority Act 2, 2007.

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4. Trade Disputes Act (Act 6, 2016)

An Act to provide for the settlement of trade disputes by the Commissioner of Labour, mediators and arbitrators; for the establishment of the Industrial Court as a court of law and equity; for the recognition of trade unions at the workplace and industry level; for the determination of industrial action, protection of essential services, life and property during industrial action; and for matters incidental or connected therewith.

Date of Commencement: 1st November, 2016.

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5. Whistleblowing Act (Act 9, 2016)

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.

Date of Commencement: 9th December, 2016.

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6. Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority Act (Act 13, 2016)

An Act to provide for the establishment of Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority, its mandate, the regulation of the energy sector, and for matters incidental thereto.

Date of Commencement: 28th November, 2016.

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7. Electricity Supply (Amendment) Act (Act 14, 2016)

An Act to make provision for the licensing and control of undertakings for the generation and supply of electricity and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

Date of Commencement: 28th November 2016.

Section 16 of this Act repeals the Electricity Supply Act, Cap. 73:01.


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AMENDING LEGISLATIONS

1. Ministerial Offices (Maximum Number) (Amendment) Act (Act 4, 2016)

An Act to amend the Ministerial Offices (Maximum Number) Act.

Date of Commencement: 16th September, 2016.

Amends: ss 2 and 3.

See: Ministerial Offices (Maximum Number) Act (Cap. 02:02).

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2. Constitution (Amendment) Act (Act 5, 2016)

An Act to amend the Constitution.

Date of Commencement: 26th October, 2016.

Amends: s 58(2)(b) and first schedule.

See: Constitution.

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3. Electoral (Amendment) Act (Act 7, 2016)

An Act to amend the Electoral Act.

Date of Commencement: On Notice.

Amends: ss 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 27, 32, 35, 36, 52, 65, 66, 67, 68, 71, 73, 79, 82, 87, 88, 95, 99, 103, 113, 114, 115, 126, 141, 142, 146, 147, 148 and 149 and schedule.

Inserts: ss 53A, 53B, 53C, 53D, 53E, 53F, 54 A, 70A, 74A and 151A.

Repeals: s 8.

Substitutes: ss 54, 56 and 74.

See: Electoral Act (Cap. 02:09).

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4. Judicial Services (Amendment) Act (Act 8, 2016)

An Act to amend the Judicial Services Act.

Date of Commencement: 1st April 2016.

Amends: ss 3, 4 and 5.

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

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5. Societies (Amendment) Act (Act 10, 2016)

An Act to amend the Societies Act.

Date of Commencement: 4th November 2016.

Amends: s 31.

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

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6. Specified Offices (Salaries and Allowances) (Amendment) Act (Act 11, 2016)

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

Date of Commencement: 1st April 2016.

Substitutes: schedule.

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

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7. National Assembly (Salaries and Allowances) (Amendment) Act (Act 12, 2016)

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

Date of Commencement: 1st April 2016..

Amends: schedule.

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

* Due to frequent amendments to the schedule this Act has not been retained in the database.

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8. Botswana Power Corporation (Amendment) Act (Act 15, 2016)

An Act to amend the Botswana Power Corporation Act.

Date of Commencement: 28th November 2016.

Amends: s 2.

Substitutes: s 18.

Repeals: s 28.

See: Botswana Power Corporation Act (Cap. 74:01).

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9. Companies (Amendment) Act (Act 16, 2016)

An Act to amend the Companies Act.

Date of Commencement: On Notice.

Amends: ss 2, 82, 295, 297, 323, 329 and 501.

Repeals: ss 324, 325, 326, 327, 328.

Section 2 of this Act substitutes the words “Stock Exchange” for the words “securities exchange” wherever they may appear in the Act.

See: Companies Act (Cap. 42:01).

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