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Botswana’s Mining Fiscal Regime: H2 2015

Published: Sep-2015 | Format: PDF | Timetric | Number of pages: 17 | Code: MRS - 35292

Synopsis

Timetric’s Botswanan fiscal regime report outlines the governing bodies, laws, licenses, rights, obligations and tax-related information covering five main commodities: coal, copper, silver, nickel and diamond.

Summary

Timetric's fiscal regime report covers Botswana which has an abundance of mineral resources such as diamonds, copper, nickel and silver. The mining industry in Botswana is governed by the Ministry of Mineral, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR), and sub-departments such as the Department of Geological Survey (DGS), the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) and the Department of Mines (DoM).

Scope

The report outlines the governing bodies, laws, licenses, rights, obligations and key fiscal terms which includes royalty, license fees, corporate income tax, capital gains tax, withholding tax, capital allowance, loss carry forward and value added tax(VAT) 

Reasons To Buy

Gain an overview of Botswana’s mining fiscal regime

Key Highlights

• The Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources is responsible for formulating national policy on mineral, energy and water resources.

• The Department of Water Affairs is involved in the assessment of plans relating to the development and maintenance of water resources for domestic, agriculture, commercial and industrial use.

• The Mines and Mineral Act, 1999 regulates the mines and minerals sector in Botswana.

• The Unwrought Precious Metals act details the rules for the control of dealings in unwrought precious metals.

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1 Executive Summary
2 The Botswanan Mining Industry – Governing Bodies
2.1 Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR)
2.1.1 Department of Geological Survey
2.1.2 Department of Water Affairs (DWA)
2.1.3 Department of Mines (DoM)
2.1.4 Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)
3 The Botswanan Mining Industry – Governing Laws
3.1 Mines and Mineral Act, 1999
3.2 Explosives Act
3.3 Unwrought Precious Metals Act
4 The Botswanan Mining Industry – Licences
4.1 Prospecting Licence
4.1.1 Duration
4.2 Retention license
4.2.1 Duration
4.3 Mining license
4.3.1 Duration
5 The Botswanan Mining Industry – Rights and Obligations
5.1 Prospecting Holder Rights
5.2 Prospecting Holder Obligations
5.3 Retention Holder Rights
5.4 Retention Holder Obligations
5.5 Mining License Holder Rights
5.6 Mining License Holder Obligations
6 The Botswanan Mining Industry – Key Fiscal Terms
6.1 Royalty rate
6.2 License fees 
6.3 Corporate Income Tax
6.4 Capital Gains Tax
6.5 Withholding Tax
6.6 Capital Allowance
6.7 Loss Carry Forward
6.8 Value Added Tax
7 Appendix
7.1 Abbreviations
7.2 Secondary Research
7.3 Primary Research
7.4 Contact Timetric
7.5 About Timetric
7.6 Timetric’s Services
7.7 Disclaimer

Table 1: The Mining Industry in Botswana – Fiscal Regime Terms and Other Taxes, 2015
Table 2: The Mining Industry in Botswana – Mineral Royalty Rates (%), 2015 

Figure 1: The Mining Industry in Botswana – Commodity Mines at Different Stages (Number of Mines), 2015

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