Constitution of Botswana 1966

Botswana Constitution 1966

Botswana is a country in Southern Africa with over two million people in population. The present Constitution of Botswana commenced on September 30, 1966. The constitution has 9 chapters, 127 sections, and 2 schedules.

Chapters, Parts and Sections

Chapter I

Section 1 Botswana Constitution 1966Declaration of Republic

Section 2 Botswana Constitution 1966Public Seal

Chapter II – Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of the Individual

Section 3 Botswana Constitution 1966Fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual

Section 4 Botswana Constitution 1966Protection of right to life

Section 5 Botswana Constitution 1966Protection of right to personal liberty

Section 6 Botswana Constitution 1966Protection from slavery and forced labour

Section 7 Botswana Constitution 1966Protection from inhuman treatment

Section 8 Botswana Constitution 1966Protection from deprivation of property

Section 9 Botswana Constitution 1966Protection for privacy of home and other property

Section 10 Botswana Constitution 1966Provisions to secure protection of law

Section 11 Botswana Constitution 1966Protection of freedom of conscience

Section 12 Botswana Constitution 1966Protection of freedom of expression

Section 13 Botswana Constitution 1966Protection of freedom of assembly and association

Section 14 Botswana Constitution 1966Protection of freedom of movement

Section 15 Botswana Constitution 1966Protection from discrimination on the grounds of race, etc.

Section 16 Botswana Constitution 1966Derogation from fundamental rights and freedoms

Section 17 Botswana Constitution 1966Declarations relating to emergencies

Section 18 Botswana Constitution 1966Enforcement of protective provisions

Section 19 Botswana Constitution 1966Interpretation and savings

Chapter III – Citizenship

Section 20-29 Botswana Constitution 1966 – Repealed.

Chapter IV – The Executive

Part I – The President and the Vice-President

Section 30 Botswana Constitution 1966Office of President

Section 31 Botswana Constitution 1966First President

Section 32 Botswana Constitution 1966Election of President after dissolution of Parliament

Section 33 Botswana Constitution 1966Qualification for election as President

Section 34 Botswana Constitution 1966Tenure of office of President

Section 35 Botswana Constitution 1966Vacancy in office of President

See also  Section 125-127 Botswana Constitution 1966

Section 36 Botswana Constitution 1966Discharge of functions of President during absence, illness, etc

Section 37 Botswana Constitution 1966Oath of President

Section 38 Botswana Constitution 1966Returning officer at elections of President

Section 39 Botswana Constitution 1966Vice President

Section 40 Botswana Constitution 1966Salary and allowances of President

Section 41 Botswana Constitution 1966Protection of President in respect of legal proceedings

Part II – The Cabinet

Section 42 Botswana Constitution 1966Ministers and Assistant Ministers

Section 43 Botswana Constitution 1966Tenure of office of Ministers and Assistant Ministers

Section 44 Botswana Constitution 1966Cabinet

Section 45 Botswana Constitution 1966Oaths to be taken by Ministers and Assistant Ministers

Section 46 Botswana Constitution 1966Secretary to the Cabinet

Part III – Executive Functions

Section 47 Botswana Constitution 1966Functions of President

Section 48 Botswana Constitution 1966Command of armed forces

Section 49 Botswana Constitution 1966Functions of Vice-President

Section 50 Botswana Constitution 1966Functions of Cabinet Ministers and Assistant Ministers

Section 51 Botswana Constitution 1966Attorney-General

Section 51A Botswana Constitution 1966Director of Public Prosecutions

Section 52 Botswana Constitution 1966Permanent Secretaries

Section 53 Botswana Constitution 1966Prerogative of Mercy

Section 54 Botswana Constitution 1966Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy

Section 55 Botswana Constitution 1966Functions of Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy

Section 56 Botswana Constitution 1966Constitution of offices

Chapter V – Parliament

Part I – Composition

Section 57 Botswana Constitution 1966Parliament

Section 58 Botswana Constitution 1966Composition of National Assembly

Section 59 Botswana Constitution 1966Speaker

Section 60 Botswana Constitution 1966Deputy Speaker

Section 61 Botswana Constitution 1966Qualifications for election to National Assembly

Section 62 Botswana Constitution 1966Disqualifications for membership of National Assembly

Section 63 Botswana Constitution 1966Constituencies

Section 64 Botswana Constitution 1966Delimitation Commission

Section 65 Botswana Constitution 1966Report of Commission

Section 65A Botswana Constitution 1966Appointment of Independent Electoral Commission

Section 66 Botswana Constitution 1966Appointment of Secretary to Independent Electoral Commission

Section 67 Botswana Constitution 1966The franchise

Section 68 Botswana Constitution 1966Tenure of office of Members

Section 69 Botswana Constitution 1966Determination of questions as to membership of National Assembly

See also  Section 108-116 Botswana Constitution 1966

Section 70 Botswana Constitution 1966Clerk of the Assembly

Part II – General Provisions Relating to Procedure in National Assembly

Section 71 Botswana Constitution 1966 Oaths to be taken by Speaker and Members

Section 72 Botswana Constitution 1966Presiding in Assembly

Section 73 Botswana Constitution 1966Quorum in Assembly

Section 74 Botswana Constitution 1966Voting in Assembly

Section 75 Botswana Constitution 1966Unqualified persons sitting or voting

Section 76 Botswana Constitution 1966Regulation of procedure in Assembly

Part III – Ntlo ya Dikgosi

Section 77 Botswana Constitution 1966Establishment and composition of Ntlo ya Dikgosi

Section 78 Botswana Constitution 1966Designation and selection of Members to Ntlo ya Dikgosi

Section 79 Botswana Constitution 1966Qualifications for membership of Ntlo ya Dikgosi

Section 80 Botswana Constitution 1966Oath of allegiance

Section 81 Botswana Constitution 1966Secretary to Ntlo ya Dikgosi

Section 82 Botswana Constitution 1966Tenure of office of Members of Ntlo ya Dikgosi

Section 83 Botswana Constitution 1966Rules of Procedure of Ntlo ya Dikgosi

Section 84 Botswana Constitution 1966Ntlo ya Dikgosi may transact business notwithstanding vacancies

Section 85 Botswana Constitution 1966Functions of Ntlo ya Dikgosi

Part IV – Powers of Parliament

Section 86 Botswana Constitution 1966Legislative powers

Section 87 Botswana Constitution 1966Mode of exercising legislative powers

Section 88 Botswana Constitution 1966Introduction of Bills

Section 89 Botswana Constitution 1966Alteration of Constitution

Part V – Summoning, Prorogation and Dissolution

Section 90 Botswana Constitution 1966Sessions of Parliament

Section 91 Botswana Constitution 1966Prorogation and dissolution of Parliament

Section 92 Botswana Constitution 1966Vote of no confidence in the Government

Section 93 Botswana Constitution 1966Sittings of National Assembly

Part VI – Interpretation

Section 94 Botswana Constitution 1966Votes of two-thirds of the Assembly

Chapter VI – The Judicature

Part I – The High Court

Section 95 Botswana Constitution 1966Jurisdiction and composition

Section 96 Botswana Constitution 1966Appointment of judges of High Court

Section 97 Botswana Constitution 1966Tenure of office of judges of High Court

Section 98 Botswana Constitution 1966Oaths to be taken by judges of High Court

Part II – Court of Appeal

Section 99 Botswana Constitution 1966Composition and jurisdiction

Section 100 Botswana Constitution 1966Appointment of judges of Court of Appeal

See also  Section 105-106 Botswana Constitution 1966

Section 101 Botswana Constitution 1966Tenure of office of judges of Court of Appeal

Section 102 Botswana Constitution 1966Oaths to be taken by judges of Court of Appeal

Part III – Judicial Service Commission

Section 103 Botswana Constitution 1966Composition and procedure

Section 104 Botswana Constitution 1966Appointment, etc., of judicial officers

Part IV – Interpretation of the Constitution

Section 105 Botswana Constitution 1966Reference to High Court of cases involving interpretation of Constitution

Section 106 Botswana Constitution 1966Appeal to Court of Appeal

Section 107 Botswana Constitution 1966 – [Repealed]

Chapter VII – The Public Service

Section 108 Botswana Constitution 1966Power to specify qualifications for certain offices

Section 109 Botswana Constitution 1966Public Service Commission

Section 110 Botswana Constitution 1966Appointment, etc., of public officers

Section 111 Botswana Constitution 1966Appeals to President

Section 112 Botswana Constitution 1966Powers of President in relation to certain public offices

Section 113 Botswana Constitution 1966Tenure of office of Director of Public Prosecutions

Section 114 Botswana Constitution 1966Tenure of office of Auditor-General

Section 115 Botswana Constitution 1966Pensions laws and protection of pensions rights

Section 116 Botswana Constitution 1966Power of Commissions in relation to pensions, etc

Chapter VIII – Finance

Section 117 Botswana Constitution 1966Consolidated Fund

Section 118 Botswana Constitution 1966Withdrawals from Consolidated Fund or other public funds

Section 119 Botswana Constitution 1966Authorization of expenditure

Section 120 Botswana Constitution 1966Authorization of expenditure in advance of appropriation

Section 121 Botswana Constitution 1966Contingencies Fund

Section 122 Botswana Constitution 1966Remuneration of certain officers

Section 123 Botswana Constitution 1966Public debt

Section 124 Botswana Constitution 1966Auditor-General

Chapter IX – Miscellaneous

Section 125 Botswana Constitution 1966Resignations

Section 126 Botswana Constitution 1966Reappointments and concurrent appointments

Section 127 Botswana Constitution 1966Interpretation

Schedules

First Schedule Botswana Constitution 1966ELECTION OF SPECIALLY ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Second Schedule Botswana Constitution 1966DIVISION OF DISTRICTS INTO REGIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF SELECTING MEMBERS OF NTLO YA DIKGOSI

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