Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR)
Blasting Licence
Blasting Licence

1. Service Description

Blasting Licence is a document that allows a person to carry out blasting operations

2. How do I obtain the service

·        Visit Department of mines office in Gaborone or Francistown

3. How do I apply for service

You should provide the Department with;

  • Certified copies of certificates
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Proof of practical experience
    • 150 shifts for non diploma and degree holders in mining engineering
    • 75 shifts for diploma and degree holders in mining engineering
  • Letter from the company or the blasting licence holder stating that the incumbent is ready for writing examinations
  • Minimum of 90 days should have ellapsed for a candidate to appear for the next attempt. Only three attempts are allowed. 
  • Two copies of passport size photographs with his/her name written at the back

4. Cost involved in obtaining the service

  • P2.00

5. Where can I get more information

  • Department of Mines office in Francistown or Gaborone
  • Website:
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • Fax
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