BULLETIN 2017 – NUMBER OF ACTS ENACTED – 

NEW LEGISLATIONS

1. APPROPRIATION (2017/18) ACT (ACT 1, 2017)

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, 2018.

Date of Commencement: 1st April, 2017.

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2. SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION (2015/2016) ACT (ACT 2, 2017)

An Act to authorise the payment out of the Consolidated Fund to meet expenditure incurred during the year ending 31st March, 2016.

Date of Commencement: 11th April, 2017.

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3. EMERGENCY WATER SECURITY AND EFFICIENCY PROJECT (INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT) (LOAN AUTHORISATION) ACT (ACT 5, 2017)

An Act to authorise the raising, by Government, of a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) for the purpose of financing the Emergency Water Security and Efficiency Project.

Date of Commencement: 28th April, 2017.

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4.INTERSTATE TRANSFER OF PRISONERS ACT (ACT12, 2017).

An Act to make provision for the transfer of prisoners between Botswana and countries with which Botswana has entered into agreements for the transfer of prisoners; and for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

Date of Commencement: On Notice.

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5.BOTSWANA OPEN UNIVERSITY ACT (ACT 13, 2017).

An Act to provide for the continuation of Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning under the name of the Botswana Open University 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: On Notice.

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AMENDING LEGISLATIONS

1.COURT OF APPEAL (AMENDMENT) ACT (ACT 3, 2017)

An Act to amend the Court of Appeal Act.

Date of Commencement: 11th April, 2017.

Subs: s 2.

Inserts: ss 4A, 4B and 4C.

See: Court of Appeal Act.

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2.PRESIDENTS (PENSIONS AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS) (AMENDMENT) ACT (ACT 4, 2017)

An Act to amend the Presidents (Pensions and Retirement Benefits) Act.

Date of Commencement: 28th April, 2017.

Repeals: s 6(2).

Subs: Schedule para 6.

See: Presidents (Pensions and Retirement Benefits) Act.

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3. IMMIGRATION (AMENDMENT) ACT (ACT 6, 2017).

An Act to amend the Immigration Act.

Date of Commencement: 1stJuly, 2017.

Ins: s 11(5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11) and (12); s 28(2A) and (2B).

See: Immigration Act.

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4. Income Tax (Amendment) Act(ACT 7, 2017).

An Act to amend the the Income Tax Act.

Date of Commencement: 2nd May, 2017.

Subs: Twelfth Schedule para 11(2).

See: Income Tax Act.

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5. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES) (AMENDMENT) ACT (ACT 8, 2017).

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

Date of Commencement: 1stApril, 2017.

Amends: Schedule paras 2, 6(1) and 10.

Subs: Schedule paras 1 and 4.

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.

6. JUDICIAL SERVICES (AMENDMENT) ACT (ACT 9, 2017).

An Act to amend the Judicial Services Act.

Date of Commencement: 1stApril, 2017.

Amends: ss 3(1)(a), 3(2)(a), 4(a), 5(a).

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

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7. SPECIFIED OFFICES (SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES) (AMENDMENT) ACT (ACT 10, 2017).

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

Date of Commencement: 1stApril, 2017.

Subs: Schedule.

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

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8. NATIONAL REGISTRATION (AMENDMENT) ACT (ACT 11, 2017).

An Act to amend the National Registration Act.

Date of Commencement: 1stNovember, 2017.

Amends: long-title, s 2 (by repealing definition of “minister”), 17, 18.

Ins: ss 6(3), 6(4), 7(4), 17A.

Subs: ss 9(1), 9(3), 12(3), 14, 19.

See: National Registration Act (Cap. 01:02).

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9. PRISONS (AMENDMENT) ACT (ACT 14, 2017).

An Act to amend the Prisons Act.

Date of Commencement: On Notice.

Amends:ss 2, 7, 54(3) and (6), 99(1)(b), 101.

Ins: ss 17(j), 46(1)(yy) and (zz).

Subs: ss 9, 18(2), 18(3), 19, 20, 47(1), 48, 54(8), 98, 103, 140, 145, 146.

See: Prisons Act (Cap. 21:03).

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10. DEEDS REGISTRY (AMENDMENT) ACT (ACT 15, 2017).

An Act to amend the Deeds Registry Act.

Date of Commencement: On Notice.

Amends: ss 2, 11, 15(2).

Ins:ss 16(4), 17A, 19A

Repeals: s 90.

Subs: ss 5(c), 8, 16(3), 18(2) and (5), 43(1), 44(1).

See: Deeds Registry Act (Cap. 33:02).

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