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Application for Authorisation for Box Storage


To ensure lawful, safe and secure storage of explosives in Botswana.

Who is eligible?

Citizens and Non-Citizens.

How do I get this service?

In order to access this service, applicants must follow the following steps:

  • Construct the box as required in the Explosives Act Cap 24:02.
  • Submit completed application for inspection of the box : Authorisation for Box Storage.
What supporting documents are required?
  • Application letter.
  • Approved specifications as required in the First schedule (Form F) of the Explosives Act Cap 24:02.
How long will this service take?

5 working days from the date of inspection.

How much does it cost?


Where can I obtain this service?

Applications are submitted at:

Department of Mines

Ministry of Education building floor 4

P/Bag 0049




Government Enclave, Block 6

Khama Crescent

Tel. (+267) 365 7000

Fax. (+267) 395 2141

Email: mines [at] (mines[at]gov[dot]bw)


Opening hours: 7:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

Where can I get more information on this Service


Department of Mines

P/Bag F0081




Plot 1280, Government Camp

Tel. (+267) 245 0200

Fax. (+267) 240 6004

Email: mines [at] (mines[at]gov[dot]bw)

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