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ADJUDICATION OF MATRIMONIAL CASES

(Divorce, custody, maintenance, division of property).

 

Service Description

 

A case for divorce is tried at the High Court.  Divorce can be claimed together with a relief for ancillaries i.e. custody of minor children, maintenance, and division of the matrimonial estate.  The Court will hear the case irrespective of where the parties contracted their marriage.  The ground of divorce recognized in law is the irretrievable breakdown of marriage.

 

How Do I Obtain a Service?

 

Prepare four (4) copies of a summons claiming divorce and ancillaries.  File the summons with the High Court Civil Registry.  The case will be registered and two copies will be retained by the Court and two (2) copies will be returned to you one of which is to be served upon the defendant. In line with judicial case management, as soon as a case is registered, it is allocated to the judge who will manage it until it is completed.  When a decree nisi for divorce is granted you can apply for decree absolute after 6 weeks.

 

How do I apply for service?

 

Same as above.

 

Cost Involved in Obtaining Service

 

P120 stamp duty for the summons

P20 fee for decree absolute

The cost of serving the summons depends on the distance between the deputy Sheriff’s office and the location of the defendant.

 

Where can I get more information?

 

The Registrar’s Office                                

High Court, Lobatse

Private Bag 001

Lobatse

Tel:  5330396/7

Email:  jmanzunzu@gov.bw

 

OR

 

The Registrar’s Office

High Court, Francistown

Private Bag F13

Francistown

Tel: 2412125

Emal : Gketlogetswe@gov.bw

 

OR

 

Clerk of the Court’s office

Any Magistrate Court  (Country wide)

( Please go to Court contact link)                  

 

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Fee: Free of charge
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ADMINISTRATION OF GUARDIAN FUND-MASTER'S OFFICE

ADMINISTRATION OF GUARDIAN FUND

 

SERVICE DESCRIPTION

The receipt and disbursement of all moneys of minor children (under 21); people who are not capable of controlling their own affairs and people whose whereabouts are unknown.  

HOW DO I OBTAIN THE SERVICE?

Once you receive a notice that payment of the funds has been made to the Master approach the office of the Master for assistance.  The fund for minor beneficiaries can be claimed for the welfare of the beneficiary including school fees, general maintenance and for providing shelter.  The Masters office deals with the Guardian in the case of a minor beneficiary or the owner of the money who must identify himself to the satisfaction of the Master. 

HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE SERVICE?

Application to claim money from the guardian fund is made by the Guardian through a letter or verbally.  The application must state what the money is required for and if it is for school fees there must be attachments of invoices from the school or where it is for construction of a house plans and quotations must be furnished.  If the beneficiary has attained the age of majority he must attach a certified copy of his identity document (omang) to the application letter. If the person whose whereabouts were unknown resurfaces, he must prove his identify to the master to his satisfaction.

COSTS INVOLVED

None

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

Master’s Office Gaborone

Private Bag BR 293

GABORONE

Tel:  +267-3956339

 

Master’s Office Francistown

High Court Fancistown

Private Bag F13

FRANCISTOWN

Tel:  267-2412125

 

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Fee: Free of charge
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Service Description

This is a service for admission to Primary or Secondary school.

How Do I obtain the service?

There is need to visit a school after the student has sat for PSLE or JC exams.

How much does it cost?

refer to website. www.moe.gov.bw

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Fee: Free of charge
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Social and Community Development (S&CD)

NAME OF SERVICE

Adoption

DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICE

Taking a child who is not your biological child to be yours legally.

WHO ARE THE CLIENTS

Both adoptive parent(s) and adoptee (child).

HOW DO I OBTAIN / APPLY FOR THE SERVICE?

Both adoptive parent(s) makes an application to the Local Magistrate Court where the child resides and a court order will be issued to the Social Worker to facilitate the process and prepare a social enquiry report.

ADOPTION PROCEDURES

(a) Application at the District Magistrate Court by the adoptive parent (s).

(b) Social Worker makes an assessment report concerning adoptive Parent (s) and adoptee, it entail economic status, home environment, social background and whether the adoption is based on the interest of the child.

(c) Where possible the biological parent is also engaged in the matter. The child has consent even when he/ she is over 10years.

(d) Pre-counseling by a Social Worker to those involved in the process outlining what will be required in the process as well as the consequences.

(e) Those involved should produce copies of OMANG, marriage certificates, bank statements; pay slips, birth certificates etc. after completion of the report.

(f) The adoptee and adoptive parent (s) together with Social Worker make an oath and sign affidavits at the District Commissioner’s office.

(g) The report and affidavits are presented at District Magistrate court where the Magistrate will preside over the matter and make a ruling whether to grant or not grant the adoption.

WHAT COSTS ARE INVOLVED IN OBTAINING THE SERVICE?

No costs

IS THE SERVICE TRANSFERABLE

No

WHERE TO GET TO INFORMATION

Rural Administration Centre, Mochudi

S & CD, Office

TEL: (+267) 5773279     FAX: (+267) 5777216

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Fee: Free of charge
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ADOPTION OF CHILDREN-MAGISTRATE'S COURT

ADOPTION OF CHILDREN (FAMILY RELATED CASES)

 

SERVICE DESCRIPTION

This service is available to all those who wish to adopt children.

 

HOW DO I OBTAIN SERVICE

Collect relevant forms from the Civil Registry at the Magistrates’ Court.

 

HOW DO I APPLY FOR SERVICE

 

·         Fill in the forms and have then commissioned by a Commissioner of Oaths either at the Police Station or the District Commissioners’ office.

·         Attach your omang/passport, birth certificate for the children and your marriage certificate if married (copies)

·         Also attach proof of income e.g. pay slip.

 

COST INVOLVED FOR THIS SERVICE

      None                                                  

 

WHERE DO I OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION

Any Magistrates Court

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Fee: Free of charge
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SERVICE DESCRIPTION

Carryout the necessary social investigations pertinent to the adoption processes compile and submit a social enquiry report to the magistrate court.

 HOW DO I OBTAIN THE SERVICE

Self referrals by any party involved in the adoption to the S&CD office or direct application to the Magistrate Court.

  HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE SERVICE

                No applications tendered

                Referrals by community or institutions

COST INVOLVED IN OBTAINING THE SERVICE

             Nil

 WHERE CAN I GET THE INFORMATION

 Information can be obtained from Social and Community Development  Offices in the respective sub-     

    districts as follows:-

Boteti: (297 8278)

Mahalapye: (4713323)

Tutume: (2987217/232/219)

Bobirwa: (2619274)

Tonota: (2484248)

Serowe: (4631138)

Palapye Administration Authorities: (4921092)

OR Call Serowe CDC Headquaters @ 4630411 and Customer Care Toll Free Number

 0800 600 796

 

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Fee: Free of charge
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ADOPTION SERVICES

Service description

Provision of psychosocial support to community home based care patients

How does one apply for the service?

No application tendered

Referrals by Community or Institutions

How do I obtain the service?

Self, referrals by any party involved in the adoption to the S & CD office or direct application to the Magistrate Court

Where can i get more info?

For more information please contact Social and Community Development @ 6540286/6540374 (Tsabong Sub District/6510286 (Hukuntsi Sub District)

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Fee: Free of charge
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ADVERTISING AND BUILDING CONTROL

SERVICE DESCRIPTION

  • Erection of advertising signs (Bill Boards, Gantry Signs, and Street furniture signs) for income generation or directional purposes.
  • This type of development also needs planning permission which is issued based on special guidelines formulated from different instruments.

HOW DO I OBTAIN THE SERVICE?

Physical presentation to Civic centre office 222/226/227/229 and 231 OR Purchasing of Advertisement Guidelines.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE SERVICE?

  • Fill in the Application Forms (3 copies) attached below.

Submit the following:

  • Location Plan to an appropriate scale (able to be used for conference room presentation on an A3 sheet.) sufficient to identify the plot to which the application relates. (4 copies)
  • Site Plan to scale not less than 1:500 (8 copies). Existing adjacent developments should be indicated.
  • Architectural Drawings of the Bill board, Hoarding etc.
  • In case of private land Proof of ownership (Title deed or Certificate of Rights) or Lease agreement should be submitted.
  • Rates clearance certificate should be submitted

COST INVOLVED IN OBTAINING THE SERVICE?

ON PERMANENT HOARDINGS

NEW LEVY

Advertisement signs (Bill Boards)

P300/m2 per year (Min. P6, 000.00)

Direction signs

P6, 000.00 per month

Information signs

P6, 000.00 per month

Ad-lites signs

P3, 000.00 per month

Ad-flags

P2, 000.00 per month

Trivision/electronic signs

P25, 000.00 per month

Suburb signs

P3,000.00 per month

Bus shelter

P2,000.00 per month

ON REFUSE BINS

Bin capacity 200L

P600.00 per bin per month

Bin capacity 150L>200L

P400.00 per bin per month

Bin capacity 0L>150L

P50.00 per bin per month

Temporary advertisement on disposable material

First 50 copies:P200.00

Any additional copies: P200.00 extra per load

Refundable deposit of P500.00

Parking bay levy

P150.00/day/bay

Usage of ordinary open spaces

P100.00/day

Small local centers

P500.00

Major local centers

P1,000.00

Communication Tower

P5,000 per month

  • Guidelines for the Erection, Upgrading and Maintenance of Advertisement and Hoarding Signs can be bought from Civic centre office 226.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

For further clarification contact Physical Planning Division on:

TEL: 3657457/94/95/96

FAX :3900141 or visit us @ Civic Centre office 226/9

The Principal Physical Planner

Gaborone City Council

P/bag 0089

Gaborone

The Director

Department of Town & Regional Planning

Gaborone

Tel: 3914306

Physical Address: Square Building- Square Mart, CBD - Gaborone 

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Fee: Free of charge
You may locate the service branche in charge in the Useful Links

DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICE

  • It is the responsibility of the Physical Planning Division to offer professional advice to the general public and other stakeholders on various planning issues

 HOW DO I OBTAIN THE SERVICE

  • Visit or call the Council Physical Planning Unit

 WHAT COSTS ARE INVOLVED IN OBTAINING THE DIFFERENT SERVICES

Permit

Application fee

Point of Payment

Subdivision of Land

P10-00

Department of Town and Regional Planning, Gaborone-Square mart Mall Tower(West Wing 3rd floor)

Subdivision of Land

P90-00

Kgatleng District Council revenue office.

Change of land use

P100-00

Kgatleng District Council revenue office.

Telecommunications Mast

P5000-00

Kgatleng District Council revenue office.

 Levies and Perusal fees for advertising and hoarding

Type of Advertising sign

Application fee

Levy

Super Billboards

P1000-00

P250-00/m2 per annum

Custom billboards

P1000-00

P250-00/m2 per annum

Small billboards

P500-00

P250-00/m2 per annum

Roof signs

P1000-00

P250-00/m2 per annum

Street furniture advertising

P500-00 per unit

P250-00/m2 per annum

Trailer advertising

P1000-00

P250-00/m2 per annum

Construction wrap

P1000-00

P250-00/m2 per annum

Electronic sign board

P1000-00

P250-00/m2 per annum

Temporary adverts

A4 - P100-00

A3 - P150-00

A2 - P175-00

A1 – P200-00

A0 - P150-00

50 units within the planning area

50 units within the planning area

50 units within the planning area

50 units within the planning area and P10/day

50 units within the planning area and P10/day

Balloon advertising

P500-00

P100 per day

Adverts on forecourts of business premises

P1000-00

P500-00 per unit per annum

Advert flags

P100-00

P200-00 per unit per annum

Projecting signs

P1000-00

 

Verandah, balcony, canopy signs

P1000-00

 

Signs on poles, pillars

P250-00

 

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

All information regarding services offered by Physical Planning Division may be obtained from the office located at the SHHA and Architecture and Buildings office block at OLD Showground (,office 112), Phaphane Mochudi.

Tel: 5773512/4

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Fee: Free of charge
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