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This Act stipulates that no dealings in agricultural land, i.e. sale, transfer, lease of more than five years, exchange partition, division, etc. shall be contracted with a person not being a citizen of Botswana unless the Minister has given his/her consent to that transaction (sect. 3). This rule does not apply to companies registered under the Companies Act. Proposed transactions of this kind shall be advertised in accordance with section 5. Section 7 sets out criteria for decision making of the Minister with respect to the granting of consent. No transaction shall be registered unless it complies with provisions of this Act (sect. 8). Transactions made contrary to this Act shall be void. (10 sections)

Amended by: Land Control (Amendment) Act (No. 17 of 1986). (1986-12-11)

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Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name at independence in 1966. More than four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the most stable economies in Africa. The ruling Botswana Democratic Party has won every election since independence; President Ian KHAMA was reelected for a second term in 2014.

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