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Licence to Manufacture Explosives


To ensure lawful manufacturing of explosives in Botswana.

Who is eligible?

Citizens and Non-Citizens.

How do I get this service?

Submits plans and sections and proposed safety standards for approval by the Chief Inspector of Explosives.

What supporting documents are required?
  • Approved plans.
  • Approved safety standards.
  • Application letter.
How long will this service take?

Five (5) working days from the date of submission.

How much does it cost?

There is an annual licence fee charged at BWP 100.00 for factory or fixed plant and BWP 50.00 for all other modes of manufacture.

Where can I obtain this service?

Applications are submitted at:


Chief Inspector of Explosives

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]

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]

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