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Application for Explosives Magazine License


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

Who is eligible?

Citizens and Non-Citizens.

How do I get this service?

    The applicant must submit the following documents:

    • Approved plans
    • Application letter
    What supporting documents are required?

    Drawing of plans, layout and specifications of magazine approved by the Chief Inspector of Explosives as per the following requirements;

    • Conditions regarding lightning conductor
    • Requirements for magazine plans
    • Magazine fence specification
    • Application letter
    How long will this service take?

    5 working days from the date of inspection.

    How much does it cost?

    There is an annual licence fee charged at BWP 2.00.

    Where can I obtain this service?

    Applications can be submitted at:

    Department of Mines

    P/Bag 0049




    Government Enclave, Block 6, Khama Crescent

    (Ministry of Basic Education building, floor 4)

    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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