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Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Botswana is topographically flat, with approximately 70 per cent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert.


Our standard dataset contains 230 entities connected with Botswana. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Botswana. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 124 entities identified as PEPs connected with Botswana.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Vice President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Attorney General of Botswana-11
Minister of Agricultural Development and Food Security111
Minister of Basic Education1--
Minister of Communications, Knowledge and Technology-11
Minister of Defence and Security--1
Minister of Defence, Justice and Security-1-
Minister of Defense, Justice, & Security1--
Minister of Employment, Labor Productivity, & Skills Development1--
Minister of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development-1-
Minister of Entrepreneurship--1
Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism1-1
Minister of Finance & Economic Development1--
Minister of Health & Wellness1--
Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development12-
Minister of International Affairs & Cooperation1--
Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry111
Minister of Justice--1
Minister of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services--1
Minister of Land Management, Water, & Sanitation Services1--
Minister of Local Government & Rural Development1--
Minister of Local Government and Rural Development-11
Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security--1
Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology, & Energy Security1--
Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs1--
Minister of Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration--1
Minister of Presidential Affairs, Governance, & Public Admin.1--
Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology-1-
Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science, & Technology1--
Minister of Transport and Communications11-
Minister of Transport and Public Works--1
Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development--1
Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport, & Culture Development1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly-163
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Bank of Botswana-11
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Botswana-61
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly of Botswana-322
Foreign Minister of Botswana-41
Minister of Education and Skills Development-23
Minister of Health of Botswana-31
Vice-President of Botswana--4
Minister of Finance-21
President of Botswana-21
Permanent Secretary to the President of Botswana-11
Attorney General1--
Commander of the Defence Force (Botswana)--1
Governor, Bank of Botswana1--
Minister of Labour and Home Affairs--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...