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Key Facts

Political Leadership

  • President: Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama 
  • Vice-President: Lt Gen. Mompati Merafhe 

Currency

  • One pula (BWP) is made up of 100 thebe
  • The average exchange rate in 2008 was 1BWP6.70 => US$1

Time

  • Two hours ahead of GMT

Measurements

  • Metric system

Electricity Standards

  • 220V

Public Holiday

Holiday Date
New Year's Day 01 January
Public Holiday 02 January
Good Friday 02 April
Public Holiday 03 April
Easter Monday 05 April
Labour Day 01 May
Ascension Day 13 May
Sir Seretse Khama Day 01 July
President's Day 19 July
Public Holiday 20 July
Botswana Day 30 September
Public Holiday 1 October
Christmas Day 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December

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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

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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...]

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