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VOLUME: I
BOTSWANA EMBLEMS
CHAPTER: 03:04

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

 

SECTION

 

1.        Short title

2.        Interpretation

3.        The Coat of Arms

4.        The National Flag

5.        The Presidential Standard

6.        Regulations

 

                            Schedule

Act 25, 1966,
Act 36, 2004.

An Act to declare the Arms or Ensigns Armorial of Botswana, the National Flag of Botswana and the Standard of the President of Botswana; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 30th September, 1966]

 

1.       Short title

 

            This Act may be cited as the Botswana Emblems Act.

 

2.       Interpretation

 

            In this Act-

            "Coat of Arms" means the Arms or Ensigns Armorial of Botswana;

            "National Flag" means the National Flag of Botswana;

            "Presidential Standard" means the Standard of the President of Botswana;

 

3.       The Coat of Arms

 

            The heraldic device of which the blazon is set out in Part I of the Schedule shall be the Arms or Ensigns Armorial of Botswana.

 

4.       The National Flag

 

            The flag of which the design is set out in Part II of the Schedule shall be the National Flag of Botswana.

 

5.       The Presidential Standard

 

            The flag of which the design is set out in Part III of the Schedule shall be the Standard of the President of Botswana.

 

6.       Regulations

 

            The President may make regulations-

     (a)     prescribing the occasions upon which, the persons by whom and the manner in which the Coat of Arms may be displayed or the National Flag or Presidential Standard flown, as the case may be; and

     (b)     prohibiting, controlling or restricting the use of the Coat of Arms, the National Flag or the Presidential Standard or any device resembling the Coat of Arms, the National Flag or the Presidential Standard.

 

SCHEDULE

 

(Sections 3, 4 and 5)

 

PART I
Blazon of the Arms or Ensigns Armorial of Botswana

 

     Argent three barrulets wavy in fesse Botswana blue between in chief three Botswana blue cogwheels, one above engaged with two below and in base a brown bull's head caboshed proper, and for the supporters on either side a zebra the dexter supporting a white elephant's tusk the sinister a green stalk of sorghum and brown sorghum head with white grains proper. Motto "Pula" in black on a Botswana blue half tone scroll. The reverse side of the scroll is red.

 

PART II
Design of the National Flag of Botswana

 

     Five horizontal stripes having colour and width as follows, that is to say taken from the top-

     1st Stripe-Botswana blue having a width equal to 9/24ths of the total depth of the flag.

     2nd Stripe-white having a width equal to 1/24th of such depth.

     3rd Stripe-black having a width equal to 4/24ths of such depth.

     4th Stripe-white having a width equal to 1/24th of such depth.

     5th Stripe-Botswana blue having a width equal to 9/24ths of such depth.

 

PART III
Design of the Standard of the President of Botswana

 

     An Botswana blue flag with a black circular disk (having a diameter equal to 12/24ths of the depth of the flag) superimposed on the centre of the flag, a white circular disk (having a diameter equal to 10/24ths of the depth of the flag) superimposed on the centre of the black disk and the coat of arms superimposed on the white disk.



 

 

 


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