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Starting a business in Botswana

Legal Forms of Companies

Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Number of partners: One director (Botswana resident) and one shareholder (any nationality) minimum
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital requirement
Shareholders and liability: The liability of the owner is limited to the initial investment.
Public Limited Company (PLC)
Number of partners: Two directors and seven shareholders minimum
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital requirement
Shareholders and liability: The liability of the owners is limited to their shares.
Offshore Company (IFSC Company)
Number of partners: One resident director and one shareholder minimum
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital requirement
Shareholders and liability: The liability of the owners is limited to their shares.
Branch office
Number of partners: One director and one shareholder minimum
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital requirement
Shareholders and liability: Unlimited liability

Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Botswana Sub-Saharan Africa
Procedures (number) 9.0 7.5
Time (days) 48.0 21.3

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry is the competent organisation that handles the incorporation procedure.
For Further Information
Consult the Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Botswana.

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