Logo
Live RSS Feed
For InvestorsDividerFor Local Manufacturers
 

         
 

Land

There are three main types of land tenure system in Botswana: Freehold, Tribal land and Stateland.

Freehold

Freehold land amounts to about 5% of the country. It is designated in blocks, mostly along the eastern and southern parts of the country, and is made up of privately-owned agricultural, commercial, residential and industrial land. The transfer duty rate for sale of freehold land is approximately 5%, except for agricultural land which is 30%. Freehold entitles owners to perpetual and exclusive rights to the land, and land under freehold may be sold or transferred in a private transaction without Land Board approval.

State Land

State Land constitutes all urban areas (towns and cities), national parks, game reserves, forest reserves and some wildlife management areas. This makes up about 25% of the country. State land is administered by the Department of Lands (on behalf of Government through a fixed period state grant). Plots are leased for 50 years for commercial and industrial use and 99 years for residential use. The allocation of state land is governed by the State Land Allocation Policy that operates on a first-come-first-served basis from waiting lists of eligible applicants that were created when the policy was announced in October 1991.

Foreign-owned companies registered in Botswana can lease land for industrial and residential use.

Tribal Land

Tribal (Communal) Land makes up about 70% of the country and is administered on behalf of the citizens of Botswana by the Land Boards. Tribal land in some areas is leased for a 50-year period for commercial and industrial use.

Industrial Land Allocation

A special committee consisting of senior experienced officers from the Ministry of Local Government, Lands and Housing and the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Wildlife and Tourism consider all applications from both local and foreign investors having regard to the following;

  • Type of industrial project
  • Manufacturing content
  • Availability of funds
  • Job creativity
  • Plot Size
  • Savings in foreign reserves
  • Import-Substitution
  • Export earning potential
  • Site Suitability
  • Manufacturing license
  • Capital Investment
  • Impact on the Area
  • Overall benefit to the country

Each application must be accompanied by details of the project, preferably in the form of a project document and show proof of the commitment and financial capabilities of the applicant to carry out the development within a maximum period of two years.

Available Undeveloped and Serviced Land

The table below shows available serviced land that could be availed to qualifying investors.

Table 2: Land Prices

Town

Plot No.

Area (sqm)

Land Price Road Served Rate (P/sqm)

Land Price Road and Rail Served Rate (P/sqm)

G/West Gabs

22032

10,900

85.00

100.00

Lobatse

6380

12,180

64.00

75.00

Lobatse

6381

11,500

64.00

75.00

Lobatse

6383

11,500

64.00

75.00

Lobatse

6384

11,681

64.00

75.00

Lobatse

6385

11,501

64.00

75.00

S/Phikwe

11297

8,006

55.00

65.00

S/Phikwe

11298

7,918

55.00

65.00

S/Phikwe

11299

8,312

55.00

65.00

S/Phikwe

11300

9,755

55.00

65.00

S/Phikwe

11303

8,611

55.00

65.00

Print Version
 
 
Upcoming Events
December 1969 ,

 
---------------------------------------------

2012-04-01
NOTIFICATION ON ESTABLISHMENT OF THE (BITC) AS A RESULT OF THE MERGER BETWEEN BEDIA AND IFSC

This communication serves to inform you that as a result of th ... [Read more...]

2012-01-10
The Central Statistics Office records Gross Domestic Increase

... [Read more...]

2011-10-14
BOTSWANA 1ST IN AFRICA IN ACCOUNTABILITY AND THE RULE OF LAW

This week the Mo Ibrahim Foundation released its annual Index of African Governance, which as in previous years ranked Botswana 3rd in Africa in terms ... [Read more...]

---------------------------------------------

Global Expo

Virtual Market

 
  Footer Divider  
  © 2007 BEDIA - Disclaimer  
Design and Development by MindQ