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

1. Service Description

Mining licence is a document that gives the rights to mine mineral(s) listed in the document on the defined area for a particular period mentioned in the document.

2. How do I obtain service

Visit Department of Mines in Gaborone or Francistown Send an email Send a mail by post office You can enquire by telephone

3. How do I apply for the service

  • Completed application form (Form V)
  • If application is submitted by a consultant, submit a letter from an applicant appointing the consultant to submit applications on his/her behalf with the applicants postal address, telephone and fax numbers
  • A certified copy of company registration certificate or certificate of incorporation
  • Prospecting report approved by Department of Geological Surveys or a copy of prospecting waiver.
  • If the area is within a prospecting, Retention or Mining licence a consent of the holder should be submitted
  • Surveyed coordinates with sketch plan and total area applying for.
  • Archaeological clearance certificate from Department of National Museum, Monuments and Art Gallery.
  • Detailed Feasibility report containing

a) Details of mineral deposit, including all mineral resources and reserves (measured, indicated, inferred, probable and proven) and mining conditions.

 b) Technical report on mining and treatment possibilities and the applicant’s intention in relation thereto

c) Proposed programme of mining operations, which should include estimated date by which applicant intends to work for profit, initial position(s) of quarry(ies) with coordinates on the surface rights, estimated recovery rates, nature of product and envisaged marketing arrangements for sale of mineral product(s)

d) Environmental Impact Assessment study and Environmental Management Programme

e) Forecast of capital investment, cash flow and details of anticipated financial plan

f) Outline of proposed employment level and training program.

g) Outline of proposed sources of goods and services

h) Details of expected infrastructure, e.g. access road, electricity and water supply Clearance from Department of Wildlife and National Parks, if the area is within the game reserve or national park.

4. Cost involved in obtaining service

P100 per square kilometer applied for or part thereof.

5. Where can I get more information

  • Visit Department of Mines in Gaborone or Francistown
  • Send an email
  • Telephone
  • visit our website:  


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