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About the Department of Mines

The overall objectives of the Department of mines are to establish and maintain an effective organization to administer mineral exploitation legislation, and to enhance socio-economic, financial and other benefits to Botswana arising from the exploitation of mineral resources.

With respect to mineral policies the department will assist in developing sound national policy on mineral development and operation. The department will provide professional guidance on matters pertaining to mine safety and control of pollution arising from mining activities. The department of mines will formulate and provide technical guidelines, performance standards for mining, mineral processing and metallurgical operations and advice government accordingly.

Contact the Department of Mines


Government Enclave, Khama Crescent,

Block 6 (Ministry of Education Building), 4th Floor



Department of Mines – Francistown

Blue Jacket Street, Norec House,

Plot No: 492



Mineral Affairs Division

Private Bag 0018, Gaborone

Telephone: +267 3656600

Fax: +267 3972738


The Coordinator, Diamond Hub

Private Bag: 0018, Gaborone

Telephone: +267 3915311

Fax: +267 3909368


The Director Department of Mines

Private Bag: 0049, Gaborone

Telephone: +267 3657000

Fax: +267 3952141


Department of Mines – Francistown

Private Bag F0081, Francistown

Fax: +267 2406004

Telephone: +267 +267 2450220


Explosives / Incidents

Mr Bora, Chief Engineer

Private Bag: 0049 Gaborone

Telephone: +267 3657007

Fax: +267 3952141


Mining License / Permit

G. Tshekiso, Chief Engineer

Telephone: +267 3657003

Fax: +267 3952141


L. Ungwang, Principal Minerals Officer, Mineral Affairs Division

Telephone: +267 3656623

Fax: +267 3909368


Retention License

Mr H Biswas, Chief Engineer

Telephone: +267 3657003

Fax: +267 3952141


Diamond Permits

G. Molefhe, Ag Senior Minerals Officer, Mineral Affairs Division

Telephone: +267 3915311

Fax: +267 3909368