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2018 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Botswana 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The government of Botswana has released its annual list of official non-working bank holidays and public holidays in Botswana for the upcoming calendar year 2019.
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  • Mar
  • 21
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  • Botswana Public Holiday April 3

    Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The government of Botswana has announced that a one-off public holiday in Botswana had been declared on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
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  • Jan
  • 8
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  • Botswana 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The government of Botswana has released its annual list of official non-working bank holidays and public holidays in Botswana for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
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2017

  • Aug
  • 10
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  • Botswana Announces Makwala Public Holiday

    Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - Botswana's Sports Minister, Thapelo Olopeng, has announced that a one-off public holiday in Botswana would be declared to honour Isaac Makwala's performance at the World Athletics Championship
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2016

  • Dec
  • 25
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  • Botswana 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The government of Botswana has released its annual list of official non-working bank holidays and public holidays in Botswana for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Botswana Public Holiday January 3

    Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The government of Botswana has announced that Tuesday, January 3, 2017, would be a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Botswana, on account of January 1st, 2017, falling on a Sunday.
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  • Sep
  • 3
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  • Botswana 2016 Public Holidays Amended

    Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The government of Botswana has announced on its Twitter account that Friday, September 29, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday in Botswana, contrary to the previously announced list of 2016 non-working public holidays in Botswana ("29th September Declared A Holiday. Thurs 29th and 30th Sept declared public holidays. Monday 3rd October NOT a holiday #BOT50 #UnitedAndProud").
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2015

  • Dec
  • 27
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  • Botswana 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The government of Botswana has released its annual list of official non-working bank holidays and public holidays in Botswana for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Botswana Public Holidays December 24 and 31

    Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The Directorate of Public Service Management of the Government of Botswana has announced that it had declared Thursday, December 24, and Thursday, December 31, 2015, as non-working public sector holidays in Botswana.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 25
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  • Botswana 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The government of Botswana has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Botswana for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Oct
  • 16
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  • Botswana October 24 Public Holiday Gazetted

    Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The Government of Botswana has published the Statutory Instrument No. 117 and 118 of 2014 in the Government Gazette of October 13, 2014, thus making the previously announced Friday, October 24, 2014, one-off non-working public holiday in Botswana, official.
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  • Aug
  • 7
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  • Botswana Public Holiday October 24

    Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The president of Botswana, Ian Khama, in his statement at the final session of the 10th Parliament, announced that the date of the upcoming General Election would be Friday, October 24, 2014, and that this date would once again be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Botswana.
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  • Jan
  • 1
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  • Botswana 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The government of Botswana has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Botswana for the upcoming calendar year 2014.
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2013

  • Jan
  • 15
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  • Botswana 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The government of Botswana has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Botswana for the calendar year 2013.
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2012

  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Botswana 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The government of Botswana has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Botswana for the calendar year 2012.
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2009

  • Sep
  • 7
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  • Botswana Declares October 16 Election Public Holiday

    MNEGI (Gaborone) - Botswana's Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Margaret Nasha, has announced that the upcoming election day, Friday, October 16, 2009, will be a public holiday.
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  • Sep
  • 3
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  • Botswana Could Declare October 16 Public Holiday

    The Sunday Standard (Gaborone) - Following this morning's issuance of a writ of elections, by Botswana President Lt. Gen. Ian Khama, announcing Friday, October 16th, 2009, as the date for the upcoming general election, opposition parties have called on the President to declare election day a public holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 14
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  • Botswana Election Day Public Holiday Update 3

    Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - Addressing participants during a two-day national youth workshop on Monday, the Principal Public Relations Officer of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Mr Osupile Maroba, said the prerogative to declare election day a public holiday lies with the president, adding that there is nothing that the commission can do in that regard if the law is not amended.
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  • Jan
  • 26
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  • Botswana Election Day Public Holiday Update 2

    Sunday Standard Reporter (Gaborone) - The ruling Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has asked the Government to declare Election Day a public holiday so as to give everybody a chance to go to the polls.
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2008

  • Nov
  • 27
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  • Botswana Election Day Public Holiday Update

    Botswana Ministry of Communications - It appears that the Electoral Amendment Bill presented to Botswana's Parliament by the Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration will pass, but that before then it will be amended to make the dates of elections a public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 22
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  • Botswana Moving Towards Election Day Public Holiday

    The Daily News - During the parliamentary debate on the "Electoral (Amendment) Bill" this week, the MP for Selebi-Phikwe West, Mr Kavis Kario, supported by the MP for Lobatse, Mr Nehemiah Modubule, introduced an amendment, which among other things, would make election day a public holiday in Botswana.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Botswana Declares May 2 Public Holiday

    Botswana Government Gazette - It was announced in the Government Gazette of April 7, 2008, that Botswana's President, Ian Khama, had declared that Friday, May 2, 2008, as a one-off bridge public holiday.
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2007

  • Jul
  • 20
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  • Botswana's BPP Calls For A Public Holiday On Next Election

    Republic of Botswana - One of Botswana's minority parties (the BPP) has called for the gazetting of election day as a public holiday to enable more people to vote.
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2002

  • Jun
  • 18
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  • Botswana Declares June 29 Bank Holiday

    The Bank of Botswana - In accordance with Section 45 of the Banking Act, 1995, the Bank of Botswana, with the approval of the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, has declared Saturday, June 29, 2002 a bank holiday in Botswana.
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1996

  • Apr
  • 9
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  • Botswana Labour Day An Official Public Holiday For The First Time

    The Economist - Botswana's minister of presidential affairs, Ponatshego Kedikilwe, issued a reminder that Labour Day (May 1st) would henceforth be a public holiday in Botswana.
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See also: Botswana bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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