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1. Service Description

Copyright

It means the exclusive right that the creator or owner of a work has to exploit the work for a limited time. Copyright is protected under the Copyright and Neighboring Rights Act (CAP 68:02) What are examples of Copyright works?

 • Copyright includes literary and artistic works, such as novels, poems, play, film, musical works, drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures, computer software and architectural designs.

2. How do I obtain the service?

 Visit one of the Offices of Registrar of Companies and Intellectual Property in Gaborone or Francistown.

3. Is copyright registered?

No, Copyright exists upon creation of a work and the creator need not register to enjoy copyright protection. The mere fact of creation automatically qualifies a work as copyrightable.

 • Who owns copyright? The original creator of a work owns the rights to use, reproduce, authorize or prohibit the use of their creation.

 • Anti-Piracy The use of the security device (Hologram) The Copyright and Neighboring Rights Act CAP 68:02, requires that all sound and audiovisual recordings made available to the public by sale, rental, lending or distribution in any other manner to the public for commercial purpose in Botswana should have a security device or hologram affixed to them. The main benefit derived from the use of the hologram is to authenticate audiovisuals works so that law enforcers, the public and users can distinguish it from pirated works as a way of curbing piracy in the market.

4. How much does the service cost?

The security device (hologram) is sold for P0.30 at ROCIP either in Gaborone or Francistown. Who can purchase the security device? The following can purchase the security device:

• The owner of the work /producer

 • The importer

5. How do I get more information?

For more information contact our offices in Gaborone at Plot 181, P. O Box 102, Kgale Mews or call 3673700/3188754 and Francistown at Plot 14201, Block 8, P. O. Box 2301, Tel: 2412339.or visit the website for Ministry of Trade and Industry at www.mti.gov.bw.

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1. Service Description

Copyright

It means the exclusive right that the creator or owner of a work has to exploit the work for a limited time. Copyright is protected under the Copyright and Neighboring Rights Act (CAP 68:02) What are examples of Copyright works?

 • Copyright includes literary and artistic works, such as novels, poems, play, film, musical works, drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures, computer software and architectural designs.

2. How do I obtain the service?

 Visit one of the Offices of Registrar of Companies and Intellectual Property in Gaborone or Francistown.

3. Is copyright registered?

No, Copyright exists upon creation of a work and the creator need not register to enjoy copyright protection. The mere fact of creation automatically qualifies a work as copyrightable.

 • Who owns copyright? The original creator of a work owns the rights to use, reproduce, authorize or prohibit the use of their creation.

 • Anti-Piracy The use of the security device (Hologram) The Copyright and Neighboring Rights Act CAP 68:02, requires that all sound and audiovisual recordings made available to the public by sale, rental, lending or distribution in any other manner to the public for commercial purpose in Botswana should have a security device or hologram affixed to them. The main benefit derived from the use of the hologram is to authenticate audiovisuals works so that law enforcers, the public and users can distinguish it from pirated works as a way of curbing piracy in the market.

4. How much does the service cost?

The security device (hologram) is sold for P0.30 at ROCIP either in Gaborone or Francistown. Who can purchase the security device? The following can purchase the security device:

• The owner of the work /producer

 • The importer

5. How do I get more information?

For more information contact our offices in Gaborone at Plot 181, P. O Box 102, Kgale Mews or call 3673700/3188754 and Francistown at Plot 14201, Block 8, P. O. Box 2301, Tel: 2412339.or visit the website for Ministry of Trade and Industry at www.mti.gov.bw.

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APPLICATION FOR DOMESTIC WATER

People are encouraged to connect their plots to reduce mis-use of water at public standpipes.

HOW DO I OBTAIN SERVICE

  • The applicant plot have to be fenced
  • The plot should be less than 400m away from the service line (connection point)
  • Customer must present themselves in person or send someone with a certified copy of Omang and customary land certificate

HOW DO I APPLY FOR SERVICE

  • Provide certified copy of Omang
  • Provide certified copy of land certificate
  • Fill the application form provided at the office or online
  • Submit the form at the nearest office (water and waste-water) of that particular Local Authority

OPTIONS OF CONNECTIONS

Upon approval (three options are available not applicable to all Councils) connection fee differ 

  • The customer will be required to pay
  • Connection fee and Dig the trench himself.
  • The customer provide pipeline materials and dig trench himself then the Council will provide standpipe at a cost of P290.00
  • The customer pays fixed amount and the council provide labour and all the materials needed.

METHOD OF PAYMENT 

  • Cash or bank guarantee cheques are allowed at the revenue office
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This is a legal document issued by the Department of Road Transport and Safety in accordance with the Road Traffic Act, which permits one to drive. This service is offered to both citizens and non-citizens who are 18 years and above.  

WHERE CAN I OBTAIN THIS SERVICE?

The service is available at all DRTS offices country wide. Please refer to DRTS key Service Map for more information.

HOW TO OBTAIN A DRIVING LICENSE?

Complete application form for provisional learner license (DL1)

Book and undergo Theory test, having passed Theory test  undergo  Eye test

Apply  for Provisional Learners’ license

Book  and undergo Yard and  Road test ,

Driving license is issued having successfully passed all tests.

 

HOW MUCH DO I PAY FOR THE SERVICE?

Service

Fee

Theory test

P40.00

Provisional Learner’s license

P30.00

Yard and Road test

P40.00

Driving license

P70.00

Where can I get more information?

Contact person:   

Amos Motshegwe                                     
Tel: 3905271                                       
 
e-mail: amotshegwe@gov.bw

Physical Address                                       

Department of Road Transport and Safety
Tshomarelo House
Botswana Savings Bank Building
Private Bag 54
Gaborone

 

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1. Service Description

 

Connection of water points to households, commercial, institutional, industrial and small agricultural establishments excluding irrigation in 15 major villages.

 

2. How do I obtain the service?

 

Contact the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) station. Conduct a site visit to assess the feasibility for connection. If the feasibility report is positive the request is accepted.

 

3. How do I apply for the service?

 

·        Complete the prescribed form W2 or W1 and be accompanied by verification of title to the land (i.e. Customary Land Grant Certificate, Title Deed and Letter of authority from the Director of Lands).

·        Submit original application form for Grant of water right made on the prescribed form together with a copy of the Customary Land Grant Certificate or the Title Deed incase of the State Land the letter of authority to use the State Land from the Director of Lands.

 

 

4. How much does it cost?

 

  • P60.00 for processing the application
  • Pipeline trenches done by customer: P479.00.
  • Pipeline trenches done by DWA: P879.00.
  • Incase of connection outside the water works area the fee is determined by the total cost of providing the connection.

 

5.  Where can I get more information?

 

More information can be obtained from:

 

The Director

Department of Water Affairs

Private Bag 0029

Gaborone

Botswana

Tel: 3607378/3607100

Fax: 3903508

 

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http://www.mmewr.gov.bw/services/

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BACKGROUND

The Licensing Committees have found it necessary to provide brief information for circulation to both investors and potential investors.  This information is published to guide investors in completing applications for industrial licenses.

Once an investor is ready to apply for an industrial license, he/she must fulfill conditions, in line with the Industrial Development Act 2006, Amendments and Industrial Development Regulations 2008.

According to the Industrial Development Act, all manufacturing enterprises must have industrial licenses, which are issued by the Industrial Licensing Authority (ILA) and the Regional Licensing Committees.  These licenses are valid for an indefinite period subject to compliance with the conditions upon which they are issued.

REQUIREMENTS:     As listed below:

  1. Provide business background or Executive Summary.
  2. Complete Form AIL (1), in duplicate for each company.  Application forms are available from the respective Councils country wide.
  3. Provide certified copies of the Certificate of Incorporation for the company, to indicate that the company is registered in Botswana and share certificates.  Registration of all companies is done at the Registrar of Companies, P. O. Box 102, Gaborone, Telephone No. 367 3700;
  4. Provide a detailed description of the production process to indicate how each product will be produced, as requested on the  “Additional Information” Sheet, then answer all questions as listed that are intended to address the environmental issues.
  5. Provide an Environmental Impact Assessment Report/ Statement, the guidance of which can be obtained from Director —Department of Environmental Affairs in the Ministry of Environment Wildlife and Tourism, Old Lobatse Road, Travaglini House, Phone 3902050.
  6. A  Health inspection report should be submitted.
  7. Submit a report from Physical Planning Officer, confirming the zoning of the place of operation. 
  8. Provide lease agreement between the Lessor and the Lessee/letter from the landlord showing his/her intention to lease out the plot;
  9. Work and residence permits should be submitted for foreign shareholders/directors or Managing Directors.
  10. Copies of identity cards for citizen shareholders.
  11. Finally, remit the sum of P50.00 with your application forms, for              administrative purposes. 

NB:  All licensing committee meetings will be held weekly, and it is advisable that all applicants file their applications well in advance for the secretariat to appraise and include them in the agenda.

GUIDELINES FOR PAYING ANNUAL FEES

  • Completion of form AIL 1 in duplicate
  • Health inspection report
  • Proof of last payment
  • Copy of licence
  • Financial statements


GUIDELINES FOR ISSUANCE OF REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE

  • Certificate of incorporation/ Business name
  • Copy of identity card
  • Share certificate (for companies)

NB: In exceptional cases prevailing laws and regulations shall apply.

 

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