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Industrial Court (IC)
About Industrial Court
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The Registrar

Private Bag BR 267

Broadhurst Gaborone



Telephone:  (+267) 3900565

Fascimile:   (+267) 3900567

Physical Address

Plot No: 62439

New Central Business District

Opposite Dikgosi Monuments




The mandate of court is to:


·         Settle trade disputes


·         Further, secure and maintain good Industrial relations in Botswana.



Vision, Mission, Values


To be the forum of first choice for justice in the work place consistent with world class standards


The Industrial Court is a Court of law and equity, which exist to provide a professional, efficient, effective and just service in the settlement of trade disputes.


·        Customer Care

·        Employee Welfare

·        Stakeholder Relationships

·        Service

·        Team Work


Judges of the Industrial Court

This information will be published shortly. Please bear with us

Jurisdiction of the Industrial Court

The court or any division of the court has the power to deal with the following matters, and such powers are given by section 18 of the Trade Disputes Act of 2004:

·        To hear and determine all trade disputes except disputes of interest;

·        To interdict any unlawful industrial action;

·        To hear appeals and reviews from decisions of mediators and arbitrators;

·        To direct the commissioner to assign a mediator to mediate a dispute, where in the opinion of the court, the matter has not been properly mediated or requires further mediation;

·        To direct the commissioner to refer a dispute that is before the court, to arbitration;

·        To refer any matter to an expert and, at the court’s discretion, to accept the expert's report as evidence in the proceedings; and

·        Generally to give such directions and do such things as may be necessary or expedient for the expeditious and just hearing and determination of any dispute before it .The court does not have jurisdiction over what are called "disputes of interest", which are disputes concerning the creation of new terms and conditions of employment, or the variation of existing terms and conditions of employment


Circuit Courts

The Industrial Court operates from Gaborone. However in an effort to take justice to the people conveniently, circuit courts are held in Maun and Selibe Phlkwe monthly and in Francistown bi-monthly.

Download Files

Please download a soft copy of the Industrial Court brochure from the link below

Printable version
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