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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
The Competent Organisation
The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry is the competent organisation that handles the incorporation procedure.
 
Setting Up a Company Botswana Sub-Saharan Africa
Procedures (number) 9.0 7.5
Time (days) 48.0 21.3

Source: Doing Business, 2016

 
Business Setup Procedures
Consult the Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Botswana.

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