1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Operation of existing law



[Date of Commencement: 30th September 1966]

Act 27 of 1967.

1   Short title

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   This Act may be cited as the Botswana Republic Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "commencement of this Act" means 30th September, 1966,

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for external affairs;

   "Parliament" means the Parliament of Jamaica.

3   Operation of existing law

   (1) On and after the commencement of this Act, all existing law, that is to say all law which, whether being a rule of law or a provision of an Act of Parliament or of any other enactment or instrument whatsoever, is in force on the date of such commencement or has been passed or made before that date and comes into force thereafter shall, unless and until provision to the contrary is made by Parliament or some other authority having power in that behalf, and subject to the following provisions of this section, have the same operation in relation to Botswana and persons and things belonging to or connected with Botswana, as it would have apart from this subsection if on that date Bechuanaland had been renamed Botswana, but there had been no change in its status.

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