Public Policies

Database for all Government Socio-Economic Policies

What you can find on this Database
• A database clearly identifying Government socio-economic policies and their regulatory
frameworks that are in existence.
• A database that provides an opportunity to improve the harmonization and coordination
of policies and their regulatory frameworks.

Background to the National Policy Database

Article 129 of the Namibian Constitution established National Planning Commission (NPC) as a Government institution to spearhead and direct the course of national development. In addition to the Constitutional provision, the NPC Act (Act No. 2 of 2013) has mandated National Planning Commission to:
(i) Evaluate the effectiveness of Government socio-economic policies.
(ii) Coordinate the development of Government socio-economic policies to ensure
Consistency.
There are several challenges that had been experienced faced by O/M/As and other stakeholders as they plan, develop and implements sectoral policies and programmes in silos/isolation in relation to other sector players’ policies that are in existence. This prevailing current daunting situation can be partial attributed to the absence of a database for all Government socio-economic policies and their regulatory frameworks that can serve as reference point for O/M/As to know the type of government policies that are in place in various sectors.
This has necessitated NPC to establish the database in order for O/M/As and other stakeholders to be aware of all government socio-economic policies and their regulatory frameworks that are in place. This will improve policies’ literacy, planning and implementation thereof.

Objectives of the National Policy Database

The overall objective of this database is to have an inventory of all Government socio-economic policies stored at central place. The database will bring in efficiency in terms of easier retrieval and policies’ literacy among stakeholders. Knowing all Government socio economic policies that are in place will strengthen and improve coordination and cooperation among stakeholders when developing and implementing various sectoral policies. Furthermore, the database will provide an opportunity to stakeholders in terms of harmonisation and identification of complementarities, overlapping roles and contradictions that exist among policies, thus improving policies’ implementation capacity to achieve desired developmental results.

Anti Corruption Commission

Cabinet Decision and Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/ Rationale of Policy/ Stategies
16 July 2003Not yet reviewedNo. 8 of 2003 Anti-Corruption ActTo establish the Anti-Corruption Commission and provide for its functions; to provide for the prevention and punishment of corruption; and to make provision for matters connected therewith.

Electoral Commission of Namibia

Cabinet Decision and Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/ Rationale of Policy/ Stategies
22 December 2006Not yet reviewed No. 4 of 2006 Electoral Amendment ActTo amend the Electoral Act, 1992, in order to provide that the returning officer for a local authority area in question shall forthwith declare, if only one political party has submitted a list of candidates in an election for members of a local authority council, and the persons whose names appear on the list have been declared duly nominated as the candidates of the political party in question, the persons whose names appear on that list to be the duly elected members of the local authority council in question; to insert a certain definition in the Local Authorities Act, 1992, and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
4 July 2003Not yet reviewed No. 7 of 2003 Electoral Amendment ActTo amend the Electoral Act, 1992, so as to substitute and delete certain definitions; to adjust and further regulate certain provisions relating to the registration of voters; to revise a certain provision relating to the voting process at elections held simultaneously; to remove all provisions relating to wards; to substitute certain expressions; to make a consequential amendment to the Local Authorities Act, 1992; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
10 August 2009Not yet reviewed No. 7 of 2009 Electoral Amendment ActTo amend certain definitions and insert new definitions; to provide for the establishment of temporary registration points outside Namibia; to provide for the appointment and remuneration of coordinators and assistant coordinators for registration purposes and for their powers, functions and duties and lines of reporting; to provide that parents and other persons may declare that a person who applies for registration as a voter has reached the age of 18 years; to provide for the publication, prior to registration of a political party, of certain particulars and for the objecting to such particulars and the hearing of appeals; to provide that staff members appointed by the Commission on the recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs may hear appeals in relation to any refusal to register a person as a voter; to provide that the Commission may accredit persons to provide voter education in respect of elections; to provide for registered political parties to conduct voter education to members, supporters and sympathisers; to provide that in the case of an election for the President or for members of the National Assembly the poll at polling stations outside Namibia shall take place 14 days before the day determined upon which the poll shall take place within Namibia; to provide that the Commission may accredit persons to observe elections; to provide for voting by way of voting machines; to allow for the counting of votes at polling stations and for the posting of results at polling stations; to provide for the determination by lot of the result of an election of members of the National Assembly or of members of a local authority; to extend the offences relating to impersonation; to provide for additional offences; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
12 June 2012Not yet reviewed No. 8 of 2012 Electoral Amendment ActTo amend the Electoral Act, 1992, so as to provide for the use of a digital voter registration system during the registration of voters; and to provide for incidental matters.
20 August 2013Not yet reviewed No. 9 of 2013 Electoral Amendment ActTo provide for the extension of the deadline on which the 10 years interval expires to a certain date in future within which the third general registration of voters shall take place; and to provide for incidental matters.
26 June 1999Not yet reviewed No. 11 of 1999 Electoral Amendment Act To amend the Electoral Amendment Act, 1998, so as to insert transitional provisions relating to the Commission and the Director; and to provide for incidental matters.
13 August 2010Not yet reviewed No. 11 of 2010 Electoral Amendment ActTo amend the Electoral Act, 1992, so as to extend the term of office of the current members of the Electoral Commission to 30 June 2011, and to provide for incidental matters.
17 November 1999Not yet reviewed No. 19 of 1999 Electoral Amendment ActTo amend the Electoral Act, 1992 so as to make provision for the suspension of the process of continuous registration of voters when a general registration of voters is to take place; to make provision for the appointment of only one returning officer for polling stations outside Namibia; to make other provision for the verification and counting of tendered votes
23 December 2002Not yet reviewed No. 20 of 2002 Electoral Amendment ActTo provide for the period during which the second general registration of voters shall take place; to withdraw a proclamation; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
23 October 1998Not yet reviewed No. 30 of 1998 Electoral Amendment Act To amend the Electoral Act, 1992
20 October 1994Not yet reviewed No.23 of 1994 Electoral Amendment Act To amend the Electoral Act, 1992, so as to insert, replace or delete certain definitions; to remove all provisions relating to polling districts; to repeal the requirement that provisional voters' registers be published in the Gazette and to provide that such registers shall be made available for public inspection and be furnished to certain political parties; to make provision for a system of continuous registration of voters; to repeal the provisions prohibiting the Director of Elections from amending the voters' register during time of elections; to revise the provisions relating to the determination of the polling day; to provide that certain persons shall not be eligible for appointment as election agents or counting agents; to require that a declaration of secrecy be made by candidates at an election; to provide for the submission of photos of candidates and of heads of political parties at nomination for purposes of inclusion in ballot papers; to further regulate the establishment of polling stations; to assign to the Chairperson of the Commission the functions previously entrusted to the Chief Justice at presidential elections; to alter the procedure prescribed in relation to the use of voters' registers at polling stations; to restrict the system of voting by means of authorization votes to certain elections only; to make provision for a system of voting by means of tendered votes; to further regulate the manner in which public notices shall be given; to make further _provision concerning the days which shall be ignored in determining the day for the commencement or conclusion or the doing of anything which is required by the Act to commence or conclude or to be done on a particular date; and to provide for matters incidental thereto
28 August 1992Not yet reviewed No.24 of 1992 Electoral ActTo provide for the election of persons to the office of President, as members of the National Assembly, regional councils and local authority councils; the establishment of an electoral commission and its powers, duties and functions; the registration of voters and of political parties; the conduct of such elections; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry

Cabinet Decision and Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/ Rationale of Policy/ Stategies
10 April 2001Not yet reviewed No. 1 of 2001 Meat Corporation of Namibia Act.pdfTo provide for the continued existence of a body corporate established for the purpose of erecting, renting or acquiring abattoirs and other meat factories in the general interest, and to manage such abattoirs and other meat factories in an orderly, economical and effective manner; to provide for the change of the name of the said body corporate to that of "Meat Corporation of Namibia"; to define the objects, powers and duties of the Corporation; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
3 April 2011Not yet reviewed No. 1 of 2011 Animal Health Act.pdfTo provide for the prevention, detection and control of animal disease; to provide for the maintenance and improvement of animal health; and to provide for incidental matters.
1 February 2013Not yet reviewed No. 1 of 2013 Veterinary and Veterinary Para-Professions Act.pdfTo provide for the establishment, constitution, powers and functions of the Namibian Veterinary Council; to regulate the registration of persons practising veterinary professions and veterinary para-professions; to specify the education and training and qualifications of persons practising such professions; to provide for control over the practising of veterinary professions and veterinary para-professions; to prohibit the practising of any such profession without being registered; to repeal the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Proclamation, 1984; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
9 September 1997Not yet reviewed No. 6 of 1997 Dairy Industry Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Dairy Industry Act, 1961 in order to remove certain restrictions relating to the importation of margarine into Namibia in accordance with the requirements of the Southern African Customs Union.
9 October 2008Not yet reviewed No. 7 of 2008 Plant Quarantine Act (Commencement 1 July 2012).pdfTo provide for the preventing, monitoring, controlling and eradication of plant pests; to facilitate the movement of plants, plant products and other regulated articles within and into or out of Namibia; to provide for the certification of the phytosanitary standards of plants and plant products exported from Namibia; and to provide for incidental matters.
22 August 2005Not yet reviewed No. 10 of 2005 Animal Diseases and Parasites Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Animal Diseases and Parasites Act, 1956, so as to redefine certain expressions; to prohibit the searching of the homes of individuals without a warrant; to increase penalties; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
2 December 2013Not yet reviewed No. 11 of 2013 Water Resources Management Act.pdfTo provide for the management, protection, development, use and conservation of water resources; to provide for the regulation and monitoring of water services and to provide for incidental matters.
1 October 1997Not yet reviewed No. 12 of 1997 Namibia Water Corporation Act.pdfTo provide for the management, protection, development, use and conservation of water resources; to provide for the regulation and monitoring of water services and to provide for incidental matters.
6th December 2001Not yet reviewed No. 12 of 2001 Forest Act.pdfTo provide for the establishment of a Forestry Council and the appointment of certain officials; to consolidate the laws relating to the management and use of forests and forest produce; to provide for the protection of the environment and the control and management of forest fires; to repeal the Preservation of Bees and Honey Proclamation, 1923 (Proclamation No. 1 of 1923), Preservation of Trees and Forests Ordinance, 1952 (Ordinance No. 37 of 1952) and the Forest Act, 1968 (Act No. 72 of 1968); and to deal with incidental matters.
23 December 2005Not yet reviewed No. 13 of 2005 Forest Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Forest Act, 2001, so as to redefine the expressions of “Minister” and “Ministry”; to extend the composition of the Forestry Council; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
11 December 2001Not yet reviewed No. 17 of 2001 Namibia Water Corporation Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Namibia Water Corporation Act, 1997, so as to reduce the number of members of the board of directors of the Corporation and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
23 December 2005Not yet reviewed No. 17 of 2005 Metrology Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Trade Metrology Act, 1973, so as to define or redefine certain expressions; to extend the functions of the Director of Metrology; to establish a Metrology Advisory Board and to provide for its constitution; to empower the Minister to enter into agreements with metrology agencies to provide certain services relating to measuring instruments; to incorporate certain provisions of the Measuring Units and National Measuring Standards Act, 1973, relating to measuring units and national measuring standards and to repeal that Act; to provide for national, departmental, inspection and other measuring standards and for the inspection and testing thereof; to abolish regional measuring standards; to further provide for the approval of measuring instruments; to make available measuring instruments subject to certain conditions; to amend the short title and to substitute the long title of the first-mentioned Act; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
1 December 2004Not yet reviewed No. 21 of 2004 Meat Corporation of Namibia Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Meat Corporation of Namibia Act, 2001, so as to further regulate the exercise of voting rights by directors; to provide for the tax liability of the Corporation; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
8 December 2004Not yet reviewed No. 24 of 2004 Water Resources Management Act.pdfTo provide for the management, development, protection, conservation, and use of water resources; to establish the Water Advisory Council, the Water Regulatory Board and the Water Tribunal; and to provide for incidental matters.
10 September 1994Not yet reviewed No.11 of 1994 Prevention of Undesirable Residue in Meat Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Prevention of Undesirable Residue in Meat Act, 1991, so as to extend the definition of "Group Ill substance"; to amend the provisions relating to withdrawal times; and to provide for incidental matters.
December 2012Not yet reviewed No.16 of 2012 Veterinary and Veterinary Para-Professions Act.pdfTo provide for the establishment, constitution, powers and functions of the Namibian Veterinary Council; to regulate the registration of persons practising veterinary professions and veterinary para-professions; to specify the education and training and qualifications of persons practising such professions; to provide for control over the practising of veterinary professions and veterinary para-professions; to prohibit the practising of any such profession without being registered; to repeal the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Proclamation, 1984; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
15 August 1992Not yet reviewed No.20 of 1992 Agronomic Industry Act.pdfTo provide for the establishment of a Board for the Agronomic Industry in Namibia, to regulate its powers and functions and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
5 December 1991Not yet reviewed No.21 of 1991 Prevention of Undesireable Residue in Meat Act.pdfTo provide for control over the administration of certain products to animals which may cause undesirable residue in meat and meat products; to further regulate the slaughtering of animals and the marketing of meat and meat products; and to provide for incidental matters.
15 August 1992Not yet reviewed No.21 of 1992 Meat Industry Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Meat Industry Act, 1981, so as to extend the composition of the board and its powers; to extend the powers of inspectors in certain circumstances; to adjust certain provisions in view of the independence of Namibia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
6 December 1996Not yet reviewed No.23of 1996 Co-operatives Act.pdfTo provide for the formation, registration and winding-up of co-operatives and to provide for matters connected therewith.
18 November 1993Not yet reviewed No.25 of 1993 Livestock Improvement Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Livestock Improvement Act, 1977, so as to establish a Livestock Improvement Board and to make provision for its powers, duties and functions; to repeal the provisions relating to the Advisory Board for Animal Production, the Stud Book Association and the Karakul Breeders' Society; to further regulate the powers, duties and functions of livestock breeders' societies and the registrar; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

Ministry of Defence

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
Not AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
2010Not Revised GENERAL REGULATIONS RELATING TO NAMIBIAN DEFENCE FORCEGeneral regulations relating to Namibian Defence Force.
2002Yes, 2008 RULES RELATING TO MILITARY DISCIPLINE CODE DEFENCE ACT, 2002.Rules relating to military discipline.
2002Not Revised DEFENCE ACT, 2002.To provide for the defence of Namibia and for matters incidental thereto.

Ministry of Education

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
20 May 1997Not yet reviewed No. 1 of 1997 Namibian College of Open Learning Act.pdfTo establish the Namibian College of Open Learning; to provide for its administration and control of affairs; to regulate its activities; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
15 April 2008Not yet reviewed No. 1 of 2008 Vocational Education and Training Act.pdfTo establish the Namibia Training Authority, the Board of the Namibia Training Authority and the National Training Fund; to regulate the provision of vocational education and training; to provide for the funding of vocational education and training; to provide for the imposition of vocational education and training levy; to provide for the appointment of inspectors and designation of quality system auditors; and to provide for incidental matters.
28 February 2000Not yet reviewed No. 4 of 2000 Namibia Library and Information Service Act.pdfTo provide for the establishment of the Namibia Library and Information Service, the National Library and the Namibia Library and Information Council; to provide for the implementation of legal deposit; and for incidental matters.
23 June 2010Not yet reviewed No. 10 of 2010 Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management Act.pdfTo provide for the establishment of the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management, and to provide for its administration and control of its affairs and the regulation of its activities; and to provide for incidental matters.
11 December 2001Not yet reviewed No. 16 of 2001 Education Act.pdfTo provide for the provision of accessible, equitable, qualitative and democratic national education service; to provide for the establishment of the National Advisory Council on Education, National Examination Assessment and Certification Board, Regional Education Forums, School Boards, Education Development Fund; to provide for the establishment of schools and hostels; to provide for the establishment of the Teaching Service and the Teaching Service Committee; and to provide for incidental matters.
8 December 2004Not yet reviewed No. 23 of 2004 Research, Science and Technology Act.pdf To provide for the promotion, co-ordination and development of research, science and technology in Namibia; to establish the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology and the National Research, Science and Technology Fund; and to provide for incidental matters.
21 December 2003Not yet reviewedNo. 25 of 2003 Teacher's Education Colleges Act.pdf To regulate the education and training of teachers; to provide for the establishment, functions and composition• of the Advisory Council on Teachers' Education and Training; to provide for the establishment, closure and governance of teachers' education colleges; to provide for the establishment and administration of Teachers' Education and Training Funds; to provide for the appointment of committees to investigate and monitor teachers' education colleges; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
21 December 2000Not yet reviewedNo. 26 of 2000 Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund Act.pdf To provide for the establishment of the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund; to provide for the management and control of the said Fund by the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund Board; to provide for the constitution of the said Board; to define the powers, duties and functions of the said Board; to empower the Minister to establish by regulation a policy framework for the granting of financial assistance to eligible students at approved institutions of higher education; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
21 December 2003Not yet reviewedNo. 26 of 2003 Higher Education Act.pdf To regulate higher education; to provide for the establishment, objects, functions and composition of the National Council for Higher Education; to provide for the registration, deregistration and closure of private higher education institutions; to provide for the funding of public higher education institutions; to provide for the establishment and functions of a panel of enquiry into the affairs of higher education institutions; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
1 July 1996Not yet reviewedNo.10 of 1996 National Vocational Training Amendment Act.pdf To amend the Nationa1 Vocational Training Act, 1994, so as to amend certain definitions; to further regu1ate the training of persons who are not apprentices; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
9 June 1992Not yet reviewedNo.12 of 1992 Archives Act.pdf To provide for the custody and care of and control over archives in Namibia, and for matters incidental thereto.
26 July 1996Not yet reviewedNo.12 of 1996 Archives Act.pdf To amend the Income Tax Act, 1981, so as to assign to the Minister of Finance the responsibility for carrying out the provisions of the Act; tofurther regulate the special deduction granted in respect of registered manufacturers; to grant an exemption from tax in respect of the receipts and accruals of certain foreign organizations or institutions which provide aid in particular fields to Namibia; ta provide that any {)proceeds derived from a provident fund upon its dissolution should be taxable; to withdraw the allowance of a certain deduction granted to sole bread\ liners; to substitute, delete or insert certain definitions; to make certain textual alterations and to delete or substitute certain obsolete expressions: to increase the penalty for failure by an employer to pay employees' ta'\::; to introduce new rates of taxes; to fix a later date from which the increased interest rates introduced by the Income Tax Amendment Act, 1995 shall become of effect; to provide that interest may accumulate and be recovered in an amount exceeding the principal debt; to amend the Income 'fax Amendment Act, 1995 so as to further regulate the commencement of certain amendments effected by that Act; and to provide for incidental matters.
15 August 1992Not yet reviewedNo.18 of 1992 University of Namibia Act.pdf To establish the University of Namibia and to provide for its administration and control of affairs, for the regulation of its activities and for matters incidental thereto.
23 September 1994Not yet reviewedNo.18 of 1994 National Vocational Training Act.pdf To make provision for the regulation of the training of apprentices and vocational trainees; to provide for the establishment, powers and functions of a Vocational Training Board and trade advisory committees; to provide for the establishment and approval of vocational standards and the designation of trades and the establishment and approval of training schemes in respect of such trades; to provide for the establishment of a National Trade Testing and Certification Centre and trade testing and certification of apprentices; to provide for the registration of vocational training centres; to provide for the imposition of training levels and the establishment of a Vocational Training Fund; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
21 December 1996Not yet reviewedNo.29 of 1996 Namibia Qualifications Authority Act.pdf To provide for the establishment and powers of the Namibia Qualifications Authority, and for matters connected therewith.
30 November 1994Not yet reviewedNo.33 of 1994 Polytechnic of Namibia Act.pdf To establish the Polytechnic of Namibia and to provide for its administration and control of affairs, for the regulation of its activities and for matters incidental thereto.

Ministry of Environment & Tourism

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
20 February 1998Not yet reviewedNo. 3 of 1998 Namibia Wildlife Resorts Company ActTo establish a company to be known as Namibia Wildlife Resorts Limited, to provide for its powers, duties and functions, to provide for the transferof the wildlife resorts enterprise of the State to the Company and the transfer of staff members to the Company and to provide for incidental matters.
9 September 1997Not yet reviewedNo. 7 of 1997 Game Products Trust Fund ActTo provide for the establishment of the Game Products Trust Fund in support of the conservation and management of wildlife resources, and of rural development, in Namibia; to provide for the management and control of that Fund by the Game Products Trust Fund Board; and to provide for incidental matters.
21 December 2007Not yet reviewedNo. 7 of 2007 Environmental Management ActTo promote the sustainable management of the environment and the use of natural resources by establishing principles for decision making on matters affecting the environment; to establish the Sustainable Development Advisory Council; to provide for the appointment of the Environmental Commissioner and environmental officers; to provide for a process of assessment and control of activities which may have significant effects on the environment; and to provide for incidental matters.
14 December 2008Not yet reviewedNo. 9 of 2008 Controlled Wildlife Products and Trade ActTo provide for the implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; and to provide for incidental matters.
6th of December 2001Not yet reviewedNo. 13 of 2001 Environment Investment Fund of Namibia ActTo provide for the establishment of an Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia in support of sustainable environmental and natural resources management in Namibia; to constitute the Board to manage and control the Fund, and to define its powers and functions; and to provide for incidental matters.
23 December 2002Not yet reviewed No. 15 of 2002 Lotteries ActTo establish a Lotteries Board for the promotion and conduct of the National Lottery and the administration of the National Lottery Trust Fund and the Social Upliftment Fund; for the authorization, supervision and control of benevolent lotteries; and for matters incidental thereto.
7 November 2000Not yet reviewedNo. 21 of 2000 Namibia Tourism Board ActTo establish the Namibia Tourism Board and to provide for its functions; to provide for the registration and grading of accommodation establishments; to provide for the declaration of any sector of the tourism industry as a regulated sector and for the registration of businesses falling within a regulated sector; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
12 December 1990Not yet reviewedNo. 31 of 1990 Nature Conservation General Amendment Act12 December 1990 To amend the Nature Conservation Ordinance, 1975, and the Controlled Game Products Proclamation, 1980, so as to increase certain penalties which may be imposed under the said laws for contraventions thereof; and to provide for incidental matters.
24 July 1995Not yet reviewedNo.12 of 1995 Casinos and Gambling Houses Amendment ActTo amend the Casinos and Gambling Houses Act, 1994, so as to make provision for the grant of gambling house licences in respect of bookmaking businesses; to provide that the grant of an application for the issue, transfer or removal of a licence shall lapse unless the prescribed fees are paid within a specified period; to further regulate the payment of a levy on income derived from a casino or gambling house; to provide that a person authorised to share in the income so derived shall be jointly and severally liable with the licence holder for the payment of such levy; to further provide for offences regarding gambling on unlicensed premises; to provide that prosecution for an offence under this Act may be instituted in a magistrate's court on the authority of the Prosecutor-General; to confer on the Minister the power to prescribe the maximum number of gambling machines in respect of which a gambling house licence may be granted and issued; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
21 December 1996Not yet reviewedNo.28 of 1996 Casinos and Garnbling Houses Amendment ActTo amend the Casinos and Gambling Houses Act, 1994 so as to impose a moratorium on the granting of gambling house licences
21 November 1994Not yet reviewedNo.32 of 1994 Casinos and Gambling Houses ActTo make provision for the licensing, supervision and control of casinos and gambling houses; to provide for the establishment of a Casino Board; and to provide for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

Ministry of Finance

Cabinet Decision or Date/Year of Enactment Date of Review Name of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
20 March 1991Not AvailableNo. 1 of 1991 Additional Appropriation ActTo appropriate additional amounts of money to meet The financial recruitments of the State during the financial year ending 31 March l991.
29 March 1993Not AvailableNo. 1 of 1993 Additional Appropriation ActTo appropriate additional amounts of money to meet the financial re quirements of the State during the Financial year ending 31 March 1993.
24 January 2000Not Available No. 1 of 2000 Usury Amendment ActTo amend the Usury Act 1968 (Act No. 73 of 1968) so as to repeal paragraph (e) of section 15 of the Act in order to remove the exemption which makes the provisions of the Act inapplicable to a money lending transaction in terms of which a moneylender outside the Republic of Namibia grants a loan of a sum of money that is outside the Republic of Namibia to a borrower in the Republic of Namibia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
16 June 2004Not AvailableNo. 1 of 2004 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State During the financial year ending 31 March 2005.
19 April 2005Not AvailableNo. 1 of 2005 National Arts Fund of Namibia ActTo provide for the establishment of the National Arts Fund; to promote and develop the arts in Namibia; to establish a council to control and manage the Fund and to provide for related matters.
2 June 2006Not AvailableNo. 1 of 2006 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State During the financial year ending 31 March 2007.
22 June 2007Not AvailableNo. 1 of 2007 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State During the financial year ending 31 March 2008.
30 March 1992Not AvailableNo. 2 of 1992 Additional Appropriation ActTo appropriate additional amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial Year ending 31 March 1992.
6 June 1997Not AvailableNo. 2 of 1997 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State During the financial year ending 31 March 1998.
20 February 1998Not AvailableNo. 2 of 1998 Banking Institutions ActTo consolidate and amend the laws relating to banking institutions; to provide for the authorisation of a person to conduct business as a banking institution, and for the control, supervision and regulation of banking institutions; to protect the interests of persons making deposits with banking institutions; to provide for the winding-up or judicial management of banking institutions and for the cancellation Of authorisations; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
3 July 2002Not AvailableNo. 2 of 2002 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State During the financial year ending 31 March 2003.
19 April 2005Not AvailableNo. 2 of 2005 Additional Appropriation Act To appropriate an additional amount of money to meet the financial requirements Of the State during the financial year ending on 31 March 2005.
22 June 2007Not AvailableNo. 2 of 2007 Value-Added Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Value-Added Tax Act, 2000, so as to define the expression “debt security” and to redefine the expression “used goods”; to provide that a registered person may claim Input VAT incurred within a period of three years from the time he or she becomes entitled to such deduction; to ensure that a registered person may not claim a deemed Input VAT when such person acquires immovable property from another person; to ensure that the deemed Input VAT provision is only applicable when used goods are acquired within the borders of Namibia; to delete words that form part of the definition of a “passenger vehicle” that are referring to Schedule II which was already deleted; to insert provisions that will be applicable to agents and auctioneers; to delete the provision that requires a registered person to pay or provide sufficient security before the Commissioner of Inland Revenue would consider an objection to an assessment; and to insert the issue, allotment, drawing, acceptance, endorsement or transfer of ownership of a debt security as an Exempt supply; and to provide for incidental matters.
24 May 2011Not AvailableNo. 2 of 2011 Long-term Insurance Amendment Act To amend the Long-term Insurance Act, 1998, so as to empower the Minister to make regulations prescribing the minimum or maximum amount or both the minimum and maximum amounts which a registered insurer or reinsurer may invest in or outside Namibia, authorizing the registrar to grant conditional exemption from certain provisions; and to provide for Incidental matters.
19 March 1991Not AvailableNo. 3 of 1991 Petroleum (Taxation) ActTo provide for the levying and collection of a petroleum income tax and an additional profits tax in respect of certain income received by or accrued to or in favour of persons in connection with exploration operations, development operations or production operations carried out in Namibia in relation to petroleum; And to provide for matters incidental thereto.
20 April 2001Not AvailableNo. 3 of 2001 Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority ActTo establish an Authority to exercise supervision over the business of financial institutions and over financial services; to provide for the functions and powers Of the Authority; and to provide for incidental matters.
19 April 2005Not AvailableNo. 3 of 2005 Public Office-Bearers (Remuneration and Benefits) Commission ActTo provide for the establishment of the Public Office-Bearers (Remuneration and Benefits) Commission; to provide for the powers and functions of the Commission; to provide for procedural matters relating to the Commission; to provide for the determination of remuneration and benefits of public office-bearers By the President; and to provide for incidental matters.
22 December 2006Not AvailableNo. 3 of 2006 Additional Appropriation ActTo appropriate supplementary amounts of money to meet additional financial Requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 2007.
5 July 2007Not AvailableNo. 3 of 2007 Financial Intelligence ActTo provide for the combating of money laundering and to establish an Anti-Money Laundering Advisory Council; to provide the Bank of Namibia with the necessary powers to collect, assess and analyse financial intelligence data, which may lead or relate to money laundering; to impose certain duties on institutions which, and other persons who, may be used for money laundering; and to provide for incidental matters.
18 June 2008Not AvailableNo. 3 of 2008 Appropriation ActMINISTRY OF FINANCE INVITATION FOR TENDERS AND APPLICATIONS FOR PREQUALIFICATION
23 April 2010Not AvailableNo. 3 of 2010 Transfer Duty Amendment ActTo amend the Transfer Duty Act, 1993 in order to change the rates at which Transfer duty is levied and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
24 May 2011Not AvailableNo. 3 of 2011 Income Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Income Tax Act, 1981, so as to amend the definitions of “person”, “pension”, “preservation fund” and “retirement annuity fund” to increase the amount which may be commuted for a single tax free payment; to increase the exemption from tax on a lump sum derived on retirement or retrenchment; to delete allowable deductions to mining companies in respect of rehabilitation expenditure; to provide for the administration of withholding tax on interest; to increase the threshold on income tax payable by individuals; to reduce the tax rate payable by non-mining Companies; and to provide for incidental matters.
7 May 2014Not AvailableNo. 3 of 2014 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 2015.
22 February 1994Not AvailableNo. 4 of 1994 Pension Fund Amendment ActTo amend the Pension Funds Act, 1956, so as to empower the Minister of Finance to make regulations which limit the amount which pension funds may invest Outside Namibia.
Not AvailableNot AvailableNo. 4 of 1998 Short-term Insurance ActTo regulate the carrying on of short-term insurance business in Namibia and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
20 April 2001Not AvailableNo. 4 of 2001 Motor Vehicle Accidents Fund ActTo provide for the establishment, management and administration of the Motor Vehicle Accidents Fund; payment of compensation to victims of motor vehicle Accidents and incidental matters.
19 April 2005Not AvailableNo. 4 of 2005 Income Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Income Tax Act, 1981, so as to define the expression “Commissioner”; to further provide for the recoupment of deductions allowed in respect of assets acquired by means of certain allowances and then subsequently disposed of and to empower the Minister to determine a lesser value than the market value for recoupment purposes; to provide for the exemption from tax of certain income of non-citizens stationed in Namibia by virtue of a technical assistance agreement; to provide that no amount paid as land tax be allowed as a deduction in the determination of taxable income; to provide for the establishment of a tax tribunal to expedite lower value tax appeals; to make provision for transfer pricing and thin capitalization rules to combat tax avoidance schemes; and to provide for matters connected Therewith.
27 June 2008Not AvailableNo. 4 of 2008 Value-Added Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Value-Added Tax Act, 2000, so as to zero rate fresh and dried beans, sunflower cooking oil, animal fat, bread, and bread and cake flour; and to provide for incidental matters.
3 June 2009Not AvailableNo. 4 of 2009 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 2010.
23 April 2010Not AvailableNo. 4 of 2010 Value Added Tax Amendment Act23 April 2010 To amend the Value-Added Tax Act, 2000, so as to provide for further regulation of supplies made by agents; to provide for claim input VAT on debts; to zero rate the supply of dry white and dry and wet brown granular sugar, fresh milk, medical and paramedical services and funeral undertaking services; to delete medical and paramedical services as an Exempt supply; and to provide for incidental matters.
31 May 2011Not AvailableNo. 4 of 2011 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of The State during the financial year ending 31 March 2012.
16 May 2013Not AvailableNo. 4 of 2013 Income Tax Amendment Act16 May 2013 To amend the Income Tax Act, 1981, so as to increase the threshold on income tax payable by individuals; to reduce the tax rate payable by individuals And non-mining companies; and to provide for incidental matters.
6 June 1990Not AvailableNo. 5 of 1990 Pension Matters of Government Institutions Amendment ActTo amend the Pension Matters of Government Institutions Proclamation, 1989, so as to remove the right of persons to invest their accrued pension benefits in retirement annuity funds of life insurance companies; And to provide for incidental matters.
28 March 1994Not AvailableNo. 5 of 1994 Additional Appropriation ActTo appropriate additional amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial Year ending 31 March 1994.
3 September 1997Not AvailableNo. 5 of 1997 Income Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Income Tax Act, 1981, so as to redefine "assessment" and "gross income"; to deem the withdrawal of certain assets from a trade or the removal from Namibia, in respect of which deductions have been claimed, as taxable recoupments; to increase the amount which may be deducted in respect of premiums for educational policies and contributions to retirement funds; to extend the date for the furnishing of returns of income for the assessment of tax from ninety days to one hundred and twenty days after the end of the year of assessment; to require that the return of income for the assessment of tax includes a computation of taxable income and the amount of tax due; to exempt taxpayers, other than companies, receiving a remuneration from one source only and with no claims for expenses against such remuneration, from the obligation to furnish a return of income for the assessment of tax; to provide that returns of income for the assessment of tax for any year that ended on or before 31 December 1997 for companies and 28 February 1998 for individuals are due on 30 April1998 and 30 June 1998 respectively, and shall include computations of taxable income and tax due, and payment of the tax due; to provide that any taxes due are to be paid on the due dates for the furnishing of the return of income for the assessment of taxes, irrespective of any extension of time that may have been granted for the furnishing of the return of income; to allow an employer to deduct from the taxable income of an employee any contributions to a retirement annuity fund on proof of payment thereof; to provide that tax credits may be set off against any other taxes due; to require an employer to, during the year of assessment, reconcile the employees' tax deducted during such year to the amount calculable from the deduction tables in respect of qualifying employees; to repeal superfluous provisions; and to provide for incidental matters.
11 March 1998Not AvailableNo. 5 of 1998 Long-term Insurance ActTo regulate the carrying on of long-term insurance business in Namibia and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
7 April 2000Not AvailableNo. 5 of 2000 Additional Appropriation ActTo appropriate additional amounts of money to meet the financial requirements Of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 2000.
6 June 2003Not AvailableNo. 5 of 2003 Agricultural Bank of Namibia ActTo provide for the Agricultural Bank of Namibia, its object, functions and powers; and to provide for incidental matters.
21 December 2007Not AvailableNo. 5 of 2007 Income Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Income Tax Act, 1981, so as to exclude the interest portion distributed out of the assets of Unit Trust Schemes in the definition of “dividends”; to further define the expression “person” to specifically include a trust; to correct reference for recoupment purposes; to delete the exemption of interest derived by natural persons, so as to exempt from tax interest received by an individual from a trust if such interest was subjected to withholding tax in the hand of the trust; to increase the allowable deductions of contributions made to retirement funds; to provide for a withholding tax on interest derived by natural persons, deceased estates, trusts and non- Namibian companies from Namibian banking institutions, Namibian unit trust schemes and the Namibian Post Savings Bank; to change the compound interest payable on outstanding amounts to a simple interest, to limit interest levied not to exceed the original tax amount, and not to levy interest on additional tax and penalties; to empower the Minister to appoint debt collectors; to make provision to deduct costs incurred in connection with the supply of electric power consumed by farmers; to increase the deduction for tax purposes of expenditure incurred relating to erection or acquisition of buildings or structures used for the domestic purposes of farmers’ employees; to increase the threshold on income tax payable by individuals and to ensure that recoupments of expenditure by mining and manufacturing companies are taxed at the rates of tax applicable to such companies; and to provide for Incidental and connected matters.
23 April 2010Not AvailableNo. 5 of 2010 Income Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Income Tax Act, 1981, so as to amend the definitions of “person”, “pension”, “preservation fund” and “retirement annuity fund” to increase the amount which may be commuted for a single tax free payment; to increase the exemption from tax on a lump sum derived on retirement or retrenchment; to delete allowable deductions to mining companies in respect of rehabilitation expenditure; to provide for the administration of withholding tax on interest; to increase the threshold on income tax payable by individuals; to reduce the tax rate payable by non-mining Companies; and to provide for incidental matters.
31 May 2011Not AvailableNo. 5 of 2011 Pension Funds Amendment ActTo amend the Pension Funds Act, 1956, so as to empower the Minister to make regulations prescribing the minimum or maximum amount or both the minimum and maximum amounts which a pension fund may invest in or outside Namibia or in particular assets or in particular kinds or categories of assets whether in Namibia or elsewhere, prescribing a framework for the investment of pension fund assets in unlisted investments, authorizing the registrar to grant conditional exemption from certain provisions, and prescribing administrative penalties for contravention or failure to comply With certain regulations; and to provide for incidental matters.
9 June 2012Not Available No. 5 of 2012 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 2013.
31 May 2013Not AvailableNo. 5 of 2013 Promulgation of Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 2014.
18 September 2002Not AvailableNo. 6 of 2002 Value-Added Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Value-Added Tax Act, 2000, so as to redefine the expressions "charitable organisation" and "life insurance contract"; to exclude passenger vehicles used for demonstration purposes from tax; to provide that a registered person does not have to declare an output tax when indemnified under a short-term insurance contract, where input tax was denied; to exclude all subsidies, grants and bursaries from tax; to make the erection or extension of or improvements to buildings and the sale of land and buildings taxable; to provide that certain levies become taxable; to abolish the 30% tax rate; to further provide for the determination of the value of a supply between connected persons; to allow for a certain levy to be deducted from the value of a bet; to provide that open market values may be used where goods are imported and required to be cleared; to compel importers who arranged VAT import accounts to also submit import declarations in cases where no goods were imported; to require that export declarations be obtained in respect of imports; to provide that registration may by agreement take effect from an earlier date; to provide that a registered person may claim input tax on used goods where the seller was not entitled to a deduction; to provide that charitable organisations, children's homes, old-age homes and orphanages may claim input tax on the acquisition of passenger vehicles; to extend the basis of the apportionment formula; to establish a new value on tax refunds to non-citizens who purchased goods in Namibia; to provide that certain financial assistance agreements be deemed to be technical assistance agreements to qualify for tax refunds; to repeal the Schedule of goods subject to the 30% tax rate; to include the erection or extension of or improvements to buildings and the sale of land and buildings for residential purposes and Telecommunication services to residential accounts in the Schedule of zero-rated supplies; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
6 June 2003Not AvailableNo. 6 of 2003 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 2004.
23 April 2010Not AvailableNo. 6 of 2010 Payment System Management Amendment ActTo amend the Payment System Management Act, 2003, so as to empower the Bank of Namibia to determine standards for user fees and charges for service delivery, to ensure compliance thereof and to take remedial actions for non-compliance; to provide for administrative penalties; to create Certain offences; and to provide for incidental matters.
26 June 2011Not Available No. 6 of 2010 Payment System Management Amendment ActTo amend the Inspection of Financial Institutions Act, 1984, so as to empower the registrar to inspect a person, partnership or company not registered as a financial institution, upon reasonable suspicion, to establish whether or not the business of a financial institution is being carried on; and to provide For incidental matters.
16 May 2013Not AvailableNo. 6 of 2013 Transfer Duty Amendment ActTo amend the Transfer Duty Act, 1993, so as to change the rates at which Transfer duty is levied; and to provide for incidental matters.
7 April 1992Not AvailableNo. 7 of 1992 Armortization Fund Repeal ActTo repeal the Amortization Fund of South West Africa Act, 1987 and the Amortization Fund of South West Africa Amendment Act, 1988 and to provide for matters Connected therewith.
1 June 1994Not AvailableNo. 7 of 1994 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial year Ending 31 March 1995.
24 June 1999Not AvailableNo. 7 of 1999 Income Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Income Tax Act 1981, so as to introduce new rates of income tax payable by individuals, companies and mining companies, other than diamond Mining companies.
18 June 2001Not AvailableNo. 7 of 2001 Stock Brands Amendment ActTo amend the Stock Brands Act, 1995 (Act No. 24 of 1995) so as to empower the Minister to make regulations requiring an owner of any kind of animal, not being stock, to brand that animal for any purpose specified by the Minister; to empower the Minister to enter into Agreements with certain persons and to delegate any power, duty or function to any such person; and to provide For incidental matters.
27 September 2002Not Available No. 7 of 2002 Income Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Income Tax Act, 1981, so as to include in the definition of "gross income" certain amounts accrued from a pension preservation fund; to define and redefine certain expressions; to provide that only companies are eligible for registration as registered manufacturers and to replace existing incentives for registered manufacturers with an incentive tax rate; to allow financing costs incurred for the acquisition of certain assets for a taxpayer's trade to be deducted over the period of the finance agreement; to revise the incentives for the export of manufactured goods by registered manufacturers; to make provision for an additional deduction in respect of land-based transport costs incurred by registered manufacturers; to prescribe when income returns are to be furnished by different categories of taxpayers and when notices of assessment must be issued to them; to increase the limit of fines which may be prescribed for contravention of a regulation; to repeal the requirement that livestock be valued at standard livestock values and farm produce be valued for purposes of calculating tax; to prescribe the rates of normal tax applicable to different categories of companies; and to provide for incidental matters.
27 July 2005Not AvailableNo. 7 of 2005 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State During the financial year ending on 31 March 2006.
29 June 2011Not AvailableNo. 7 of 2011 Income Tax Second Amendment ActTo amend the Income Tax Act, 1981, so as to provide for the registration of a retirement annuity fund under the Pension Funds Act as a further requirement for approval of such fund by the Minister in respect of any year of assessment; and to provide for incidental matters.
16 May 2013Not AvailableNo. 7 of 2013 Stamp Duties Amendment ActTo amend the Stamp Duties Act, 1993, so as to exempt natural persons from the payment of stamp duty on transfer deeds in respect of the acquisition of immovable property with a value or consideration not exceeding N$600 000; and to provide for incidental matters.
2 July 1990Not AvailableNo. 8 of 1990 Bank of Namibia ActTo provide for the establishment of a central bank for the Republic of Namibia, its constitution, objects and powers; to regulate the issue of Bank notes and coins and the monetary system of the Republic of Namibia; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
7 June 1991Not AvailableNo. 8 of 1991 Income Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Income Tax Act, 1981, so as to make provision for certain exemptions in respect of housing benefits; and to provide for incidental matters.
7 April 1992Not AvailableNo. 8 of 1992 Building Societies Amendment Act To amend the Building Societies Act, 1986, so as to remove the prescribed limitation on the amount which may advanced by a building society on immovable property upon which a dwelling house has been or is to be erected.
6 August 1993Not AvailableNo. 8 of 1993 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial Requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 1994.
16 March 1995Not AvailableNo. 8 of 1995 Additional Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial Requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 1995.
1 July 1996Not AvailableNo. 8 of 1996 Building Societies Amendment ActTo amend the Registration of Deeds in Rehoboth Act, 1976, so as to amend the definition of "owner"; to provide for the registration of property forming part of the joint estate in the name of both spouses; to provide for endorsement of deeds where a spouse is entitled, as a result of an adjustment made in Terms of section 8 of the Married Persons Equality Act, 1996, to immovable property forming part of the joint estate; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
24 June 1999Not Available No. 8 of 1999 Sales Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Sales Tax Act, 1992, so as to correct a typographical error and to exempt re-imported goods from sales tax, excluding any value that may have been added to such goods.
18 September 2002Not AvailableNo. 8 of 2002 Development Bank of Namibia ActTo provide for the establishment of the Development Bank of Namibia the purpose of which is to contribute to the economic growth and social development of Namibia by providing financing in support of key development activities; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
31 May 2010Not AvailableNo. 8 of 2010 Transfer Duty Second Amendment ActTo amend the Transfer Duty Act, 1993 in order to determine the rate of transfer Duty payable by juristic persons and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
24 June 1999Not AvailableNo. 9 of 1999 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 2000.
20 June 2001Not AvailableNo. 9 of 2001 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 2002.
18 September 2002Not AvailableNo. 9 of 2002 Demutualisation Levy ActTo provide for a levy on the free reserves of mutual insurers in respect of their demutualisation; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
25 June 2010Not AvailableNo. 9 of 2010 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 2011.
10 May 2000Not AvailableNo. 10 of 2007 Motor Vehicle Accident Fund ActTo provide for the imposition and collection of value-added tax and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
21 December 2007Not AvailableNo. 10 of 2007 Motor Vehicle Accident Fund ActTo provide for the establishment, administration and management of the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund as an administrative body to provide assistance and benefits to persons injured in motor vehicle accidents and to dependents of persons killed in such accidents; and to provide for incidental matters.
14 December 2008Not AvailableNo. 10 of 2008 Prevention of Organised Crime Amendment ActTo amend the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, 2004, so as to construe any reference in that Act to the Criminal Procedure Act, 2004 and the Companies Act, 2004 as a reference to the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 and the Companies Act, 1973, respectively; to provide for the reporting of suspicion regarding proceeds of unlawful activities to be made in terms of section 21 of the Financial Intelligence Act, 2007; to provide as a possible defence to any person who is charged with negligently committing an offence under section 2(1), (2) or (3), or section 4, 5 or 6, to raise the fact that he or she had reported a suspicion or knowledge in terms of section 21 of the Financial Intelligence Act, 2007; and to provide for incidental matters.
9 December 2011Not AvailableNo. 10 of 2011 Unit Trusts Control Amendment ActTo amend the Unit Trusts Control Act, 1981, so as to improve the regulation and supervision regarding the establishment, carrying on and management of unit trust schemes; to empower the registrar to approve the change of the name of a management company and the change of shareholding or directors, and certain appointments, to direct removal from office of certain persons, to make determinations regarding securities and other assets that may be included in or excluded from a unit portfolio of a unit trust scheme and minimum and maximum restrictions and conditions thereof, and the method for determining the value for unlisted assets; to increase certain penalties; and to provide for incidental matters.
31 July 1990Not AvailableNo. 11 of 1990 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 1991.
29 May 1998Not AvailableNo. 11 of 1998 Sales Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Sales Tax Act, 1992, so as to increase the rate of tax applicable to goods and to decrease the rate of tax applicable to services.
25 August 2003Not AvailableNo. 11 of 2003 Income Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Income Tax Act, 1981, to introduce new rates of tax for individuals.
31 August 2004Not AvailableNo. 11 of 2004 Bank of Namibia Amendment ActTo amend the Bank of Namibia Act, 1997, so as to enhance transparency, accountability and efficiency in the policies and operations of the Bank of Namibia; to provide for the clarification of the financial relationship between the Government and the Bank; and to provide for incidental matters.
25 December 2011Not AvailableNo. 11 of 2011 Value-Added Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Value-Added Tax Act, 2000, so as to make provision for the time of supply of immovable property; to further provide for the determination of the value of a bet; to authorise the Commissioner to make arrangements with another person for making certain tax refunds on the Commissioner’s behalf; to do away with the time limit for maintaining accounting records outside Namibia; to change the method of calculation of interest on amounts overdue in respect of tax, including amounts due and payable at the commencement of this Act; to change the rate and method of calculation of penalties for failure to pay tax when due; to redefine the expression “rental consideration” so as to exclude public transport services; to exclude improvements to buildings from zero-rated supplies; to specify livestock, certain goods to be used solely by handicapped persons and agricultural land acquired by the State solely for resettlement purposes as zero-rated supplies; to redefine the expression “public transport services” so as to limit its meaning; to exempt the import of certain goods to be used solely by handicapped persons or to be donated to the State and certain other bodies from tax; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
25 December 2011Not AvailableNo. 12 of 2011 Stamp Duties Amendment ActTo amend the Stamp Duties Act, 1993, so as to exempt natural persons from the payment of stamp duty on transfer deeds in respect of the acquisition of immovable property with a value or consideration not exceeding N$400 000; to provide for a specific rate of stamp duty for a transfer deed on immovable property acquired by a person other than a natural person; and to provide for incidental matters.
29 May 1998Not AvailableNo. 13 of 1998 Income Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Income Tax Act, 1981, so as to increase the rate of income tax payable by individuals earning taxable income in excess of N$100 000 per annum and by companies and mining companies, other than diamond mining companies.
5 July 2000Not AvailableNo. 13 of 2000 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 2001.
25 December 2011Not Available No. 13 of 2011 Judges̓ Pensions ActTo provide for transfer of judges’ pensions and gratuities from the State Revenue Fund to the Members of Parliament and other Office-bearers Pension Fund; to repeal the Judges’ Pensions Act, 1990; and to provide for incidental matters
11 December 2001Not AvailableNo. 14 of 2001 Additional Appropriation ActTo appropriate supplementary amounts of money to meet additional financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 2002.
23 December 2002Not AvailableNo. 14 of 2002 Agricultural Bank Amendment ActTo amend the Agricultural Bank Act, 1944 so as to provide for the restructuring or" the board; and to provide for incidental matters.
19 October 2010Not AvailableNo. 14 of 2010 Banking Institutions Amendment ActTo amend the Banking Institutions Act, 1998, so as to provide for certain definitions; to provide for consolidated supervision; to provide for the registration of controlling companies and cancellation thereof; to regulate investment by controlling companies and the restructuring within group of companies; to authorise foreign banking institutions to open branches in Namibia; to prohibit banking institutions from converting to branches of foreign banking institutions; to authorise the Bank to determine minimum capital funds in respect of banking institution or banking group; to oblige banking institutions and controlling companies to notify the Bank of nomination of any person for appointment as director or principal officer 30 days prior to such appointment; to prohibit and criminalise pyramid schemes; to subject the appointment of provisional liquidator, provisional judicial manager, liquidator or judicial manager by the Master of the High Court to the recommendation of the Bank; to oblige the Master of the High Court to appoint persons designated by the Bank to assist provisional liquidators, provisional judicial managers, liquidators or judicial managers; to empower the Minister to regulate unfair terms in transactions and contracts between banking institutions and their customers or the general public; to empower the Minister to regulate the ownership of a banking institution or a controlling company; to empower the Bank to determine administrative fines; to provide procedure for the imposition of fines and to decriminalise certain provisions; to provide for the appointment of an Appeal Board; and to provide for incidental matters.
5 December 1997Not AvailableNo. 15 of 1997 Bank of Namibia ActTo provide for a central bank of Namibia to serve as the State's principal instrument to control money supply, currency and institutions of finance; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
25 December 2011Not AvailableNo. 15 of 2011 Income Tax Third Amendment ActTo amend the Income Tax Act, 1981, so as to provide for a definition of “education policy”, to amend the definition of “gross income” with regard to the specific inclusion of the gains of selling mineral rights and mineral licence; to clarify the exemption of proceeds of an education policy; to amend the building allowances; to clarify the deduction of contributions made to an education policy; to make export allowances only applicable to goods manufactured in Namibia; to provide for the administration of withholding tax on interest; to increase the rate on non-resident shareholders tax; to compel employers to issue declarations with regard to the maturity, payment, surrender or disposal of any education policy; to ring fence assessed losses for certain trades; to amend provisional tax provisions; to introduce a withholding tax on entertainment fees, management fees and consultancy fees paid to a non-resident; and to provide for incidental matters.
19 December 1997Not AvailableNo. 16 of 1997 Additional Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 1998.
11 June 1998Not AvailableNo. 16 of 1998 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 1999.
23 December 2002Not Available No. 16 of 2002 Additional Appropriation ActTo appropriate supplementary amounts of money to meet additional financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 2003.
21 December 2003Not AvailableNo. 17 of 2003 Additional Appropriation ActTo appropriate supplementary amounts of money to meet additional financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 2004.
11 June 1998Not AvailableNo. 18 of 1998 Additional Sales Levy Amendment ActTo amend the Additional Sales Levy Act, 1993, so as to increase the rate at which additional sales levy shall be calculated on certain commodities.
21 December 2003Not AvailableNo. 18 of 2003 Payment System Management ActTo amend the Additional Sales Levy Act, 1993, so as to increase the rate at which additional sales levy shall be calculated on certain commodities.
1 December 2004Not AvailableNo. 18 of 2004 Former Presidents' Pension and Other Benefits ActTo provide for the payment of pension, gratuity and other benefits to former Presidents of the Republic of Namibia and their families; and to provide for matters in connection therewith.
19 November 1999Not Available No. 20 of 1999 Members of Parliament and other Office-bearers Pensions Fund ActTo provide for the establishment of a Members of Parliament and other Office- bearers Pension Fund; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
21 December 2003Not AvailableNo. 20 of 2003 Transfer Duty Amendment ActTo amend the Transfer Duty Act, 1993, so as to amend the rates of transfer duty and to withdraw a certain exemption; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
3 December 1990Not AvailableNo. 21 of 1990 Members of the National Assembly and other Office Pensions ActTo provide for the payment of pensions and gratuities to members of the National Assembly, other office- bearers and their widows, widowers and dependants; to regulate the payment of contributions by members and office-bearers; and for matters connected therewith
19 November 1999Not AvailableNo. 21 of 1999 Income Tax Second Amendment ActTo amend the Income Tax Act, 1981, so as to amend the definition of "company" in so far as it relates to unit trust schemes; to include income from preservation funds in the definition of "gross income"; to redefine the exemption from tax of any lump sum payment by a pension fund on retirement; to include certain pension schemes in the definition of pension fund"; to increase the amount below which any member's interest in a pension fund may be commuted for a single payment and to preclude local authorities from controlling the assets or management of funds created for their employees; to define preservation funds; to provide that only provident funds registered under the Pension Funds Act, 1956, may be approved; to redefine the assets in respect of which recoupments of allowances may arise; to include in taxable income any withdrawals from a preservation fund; to deem the source of annuities received from purchased annuity contracts entered into in a foreign country to be Namibia, subject to certain conditions; to increase the exemption from tax on a lump sum on retirement and retrenchment; to reformulate the exemption applicable on transfer of pension and provident fund proceeds to any approved fund; to exempt from taxation one-third of the proceeds from a preservation fund on retirement; to exempt unit portfolios from taxation; to exempt from taxation, subject to certain conditions, annuities arising from capital invested outside Namibia; to provide that expenditure incurred in respect of aircraft, ships and boats also be claimed over three years; to increase the allowance in respect of contributions to retirement funds; to allow that expenditure incurred for both private and business purposes be apportioned and that the business portion may be claimed as an expense; to make new provisions for the granting of extensions for the submission of returns of income and for the payment of any tax due; to provide for the assessment of taxpayers who are not required to submit returns of income and to allow a period of time for the payment of any tax due by such taxpayers; to subject deductions of employees' tax from the remuneration of employees made by an employer to examination; to require that certain information be supplied annually instead of only at the request of the Minister; to change the basis of calculation of additional tax in respect of the late submission of returns of income; to provide for changes with regard to the calculation of interest on late payments; to require employees to supply a copy of their "Certificates of Registration as a Taxpayer for Income Tax" to their employers and to provide that, should an employee fail to supply such copy, deductions of employees' tax from the remuneration of employees be made at the maximum rate; to increase the threshold of other income before which a taxpayer is required to register as a provisional taxpayer; to repeal superfluous provisions; and to provide for incidental matters.
25 August 1998Not AvailableNo. 22 of 1998 Namibia National Reinsurance Corporation ActTo provide for the establishment of the Namibia National Reinsurance Corporation to carry on reinsurance business in Namibia; to provide for the structure of the said Corporation; to define the objects and the powers, duties and functions of the said Corporation; to provide for a legal cession of policies and reinsurance contracts issued by registered Insurers and registered re-insurers; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
21 December 2003Not AvailableNo. 22 of 2003 Bills of Exchange ActTo provide for the form, interpretation, negotiation, and discharge of bills of exchange, cheques, promissory notes and other documents; to provide for the general rights and duties of holder and authority and liabilities of parties in relation to bills, cheques, promissory notes and other documents; and to provide for incidental matters.
8 December 2004Not AvailableNo. 22 of 2004 Agricultural Bank of Namibia Amendment ActTo amend the Agricultural Bank of Namibia Act, 2003, so as to further regulate the term of office of members of the Board of Agri-bank and the power of the Minister to remove a member from office; to vest in the Minister the power for appointment of the chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Board; to provide that performance criteria to be specified in an agreement which the Chief Executive Officer is required to conclude with the Board must be determined by the Board in consultation with the Minister and the Minister responsible for agriculture; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
3 December 1990Not AvailableDocument Not AvailableTo extend membership of the medical aid scheme established for the public service under the Public Service Act, 1980, to members and former members of the National Assembly, judges and former judges of the Supreme Court and the High Court, certain other office-bearers and other persons and to their surviving spouses; to repeal section 1 of the Medical Aid Scheme for the Government Service Extension Act, 1982; and to provide for matters connected there- with.
21 December 2000Not AvailableNo. 23 of 2000 Additional Appropriation ActTo appropriate supplementary amounts of money to meet the additional financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 2001.
06 December 1990Not AvailableNo. 25 of 1990 Building Societies Amendment ActTo amend the Building Societies Act, 1986, so as to define certain expressions in the said Act; to pro- vide for the appointment of a registrar, deputy re- gistrar and inspectors of building societies from among the officers or employees of the Central Bank; to assign the administration of the said Act to the Minister; and to provide for incidental matters.
12 December 1990Not AvailableNo. 28 of 1990 Judges' Pensions ActTo provide for the payment of pensions and gratuities to judges who retire or are removed from office and for the payment of pensions to the widows or widowers of such judges; and for matters connected therewith.
22 December 1995Not AvailableNo. 28 of 1995 Additional Appropriation ActTo appropriate additional amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 1996.
21 December 2000Not AvailableNo. 29 of 2000 Stock Exchanges Control Amendment ActTo amend the Stock Exchanges Control Act, 1985, so as to make provision for a body corporate to be able to become a member of stock exchange; to empower the Minister of Finance to determine the minimum capital requirement for members of stock exchange; to provide for the disclosure of information relating to securities; and to provide for incidental matters.
12 December 1990Not AvailableNo. 30 of 1990 Motor Vehicle Accidents ActTo provide for the payment of compensation for certain loss or damage unlawfully caused by the driving of certain motor vehicles; and to provide for incidental matters.
21 December 2000Not AvailableNo. 34 of 2000 Value-Added Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Value-Added Tax Act, 2000, so as to define or further define certain expressions; to exclude goods used for demonstration purposes from tax; to further define the expression "taxable activity"; to provide for the value of a supply where the recipient is an association not for gain; to require a guarantee only from foreign importers to cover the value of tax; to further provide for the registration of certain persons; to absolve the State from the liability to register for tax; to provide for the effective date of registration to be determined in the same manner; to provide for deemed input credits in respect of used goods and for bad debt allowances; to extend the basis of the apportionment formula; to provide that tax invoices only be issued on request and to increase the amount of cash sales below which a tax invoice is not required; to further define the expression "farming activities"; to make provision for a predetermined date for the submission of returns; to allow the Commissioner to extend on reasonable grounds the period within which objections are to be lodged; to disallow the addition of new grounds of appeal in appeals against objection decisions; to allow the consolidation of amounts due per tax period into a consolidated account; to reformulate the treatment of refunds and the basis of calculating interest on delayed refunds; to provide for refunds in respect of tax paid by certain diplomats, diplomatic and consular missions and international organisations, and in respect of certain technical assistance agreements; to further define the expression "records"; to require that records be kept at places of business of registered persons and that all accounting records be maintained in Namibia within a certain period of time; to provide that tax investigations only be conducted for the period that records are required to be kept; to limit the period for calculating interest to completed months; to provide that interest may exceed any capital outstanding; to delete the provision regarding the improper use of exemption certificates; to criminalise the failure to produce certain records to a taxation officer; to revise certain penalties to enable the computerisation thereof; to authorise the Commissioner to make arrangements to overcome certain difficulties and anomalies; to repeal the provision regarding the prohibition of the registration of certain goods in certain circumstances; to more clearly provide for transitional matters; to revise the Schedule of goods subject to the 30% tax rate; to further define the expression "maize meal"; to define the expressions "asset management services" and "financial services" and to delete the definition of "used goods" in Schedule IV; to provide for the taxability of certain financial services and the exemption therefrom of certain long-term insurance business; to more correctly specify exempt imports; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
21 December 1998Not AvailableNo. 35 of 1998 Additional Appropriation Act To appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 1999.
8 April 1992Not AvailableNo.10 of 1992 National Pensions Act To provide for national pensions to be paid to aged, blind and disabled persons; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
23 August 1993Not Available No.10 of 1993 Income Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Income Tax Act, 1981, as to include in the definition of "gross income" amounts received upon the cessation of a provident fund and to include the proceeds derived from an insurance policy contracted for providing for the education or training of a child and in respect of which premiums were allowed as a deduction; to define "registered manufacturer"; to make provision for the registration, for the purposes of certain provisions of the Act, of certain taxpayers carrying on manufacturing trades; to prescribe a rate of special abatement on taxable income applicable to registered manufacturers; to empower the Minister of Finance, in consultation with the Minister of Trade and Industry, to increase the said rate of special abatement in particular cases; to provide for certain deductions, in respect of registered manufacturers, in respect of certain buildings and expenditure incurred in connection with wages and training and the export of goods; to amend the definition of "sole breadwinner"; to provide that benefits received from a provident fund accruing from a source outside Namibia be deemed to be from a source within Namibia; to provide for benefits received from a retirement annuity fund to which contributions were made from proceeds derived as a consequence of the cessation of a pension fund to be deemed to be received from a source within Namibia; to provide for the deductibility of premiums paid to- wards certain educational policies; to remove the exemption from the tax applying in respect of the South West Africa Water and Electricity Corporation (Proprietary) Limited; to make provision that in the determination of the taxable income of a taxpayer carrying on long-term insurance business amounts derived by such taxpayer from the investment of funds attributable to such business carried on by such tax- payer with any provident fund be excluded; to repeal the provisions relating to the determination of the annual average taxable income in respect of persons carrying on farming operations; to further regulate the valuation of livestock for the purpose of the determination of taxable income derived from farming operations; to introduce new rates of tax; and to provide for incidental matters.
24 June 1991Not AvailableNo.11 of 1991 Appropriation ActTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements- of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 1992.
11 August 1993Not AvailableNo.11 of 1993 Additional Sales Duties ActTo provide for the imposition of an additional sales duty in respect of the sale of goods by manufacturers and the importation of goods by importers; and to provide for incidental matters.
13 May 1995Not AvailableNo.11 of 1995 Appropriation Act To appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 1996.
25 June 1991Not AvailableNo.12 of 1991 Second Income Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Income Tax Act, 1981, so as to render taxable certain contributions refunded or paid over to an employee or employer from any pension fund upon or because of the termination or relinquishment of office or employment or upon or because of the winding-up of such pension fund; to delete and replace certain obsolete expressions; to introduce new rates of taxes and income rebates in respect of individuals; to further regulate the circumstances in which certain interests and dividends are deemed to have accrued from sources within Namibia; to increase the exemption allowable in respect of amounts received or accrued on Special Tax-Free Indefinite Period Shares; to do away with the exemption allowable in respect of an amount obtained by a wife independently of her husband; to provide for an exemption in respect of the capital element of certain annuities; and to abolish the undistributed profits tax; and to provide for incidental matters.
11 August 1993Not AvailableNo.12 of 1993 Sales Tax Amendment ActTo amend the Sales Tax Act, 1992, so as to pre- scribe differentiated rates of sales tax; to restrict the exemption in respect of the purchase or importation of ships and aircraft to apply only to ships and aircraft intended to be used solely for foreign-going purposes; to provide for a further exemption from sales tax in respect of the donation of certain goods to the State or certain approved bodies or the importation of such goods by the State or such bodies; to make new provision for the determination of the gross value and taxable value of goods imported; to abolish the system (except in the case of auctioneers) whereby vendors may elect to recover the sales tax by adding it to the price or amount charged and to require that such tax shall be included in the price or amount charged; to effect certain textual changes to section 11; to make new provision for the date on which sales tax shall be paid in respect of certain taxable values; to remove the duty imposed on the Permanent Secretary to give prior written notice of his or her intention to make an assessment ofthe amount of sales tax payable; to fix the interest rate applicable to refunds of amounts paid in excess; to remove the exclusion from the definition of "taxable service" of certain services rendered by banking institutions and building societies; to include, for the purpose of the exemption applying in respect of imported goods, in the category of such goods which are not required to be cleared under the provisions of the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, goods imported for use solely for prospecting or mining operations for natural oil or gas; and to provide for incidental matters.
10 September 1994Not AvailableNo.12 of 1994 Stamp Duties Amendment Act To amend the Stamp Duties Act, 1993 so as to empower the Permanent Secretary to agree that the payment of stamp duty in respect of hire purchase agreements or contracts or financial leases may be acknowledged by means of the issue of a special receipt in certain circumstances; to exempt from stamp duty the issue of negotiable certificates in respect of deposits made with building societies.

Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
3 April 2003Not yet reviewedNo. 1 of 2003 Inland Fisheries Resources ActAct to provide for the conservation and protection of aquatic ecosystems and the sustainable development of inland fisheries resources; to provide for the control and regulation of inland fishing; and to provide for related matters.
6 June 1990Not yet reviewedNo. 3 of 1990 Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone of Namibia ActTo determine and define the territorial sea, internal waters, exclusive economic zone and continental shelf of Namibia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
16 July 1990Not yet reviewedNo. 10 of 1990 Sea Fisheries Amendment ActTo amend the Sea Fisheries Act, 1973, to provide for the imposition of a quota levy on quotas allowed for the catching of fish; for a rebate in the case where less than the allowed quota has been caught; and to provide for incidental matters.
23 December 2002Not yet reviewedNo. 18 of 2002 Aquaculture ActTo regulate and control aquaculture activities; to provide for the sustainable development of aquaculture resources; and to provide for related matters.
21 December 2000Not yet reviewedNo. 27 of 2000 Marine Resources ActTo provide for the conservation of the marine ecosystem and the responsible utilization, conservation, protection and promotion of marine resources on a sustainable basis; for that purpose to provide for the exercise of control over marine resources; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
12 December 1991Not yet reviewed No. 28 of 1991 National Fishing Corporation of Namibia ActTo provide for the formation of the National Fish- ing Corporation of Namibia Limited, a company with the object of exploiting the fish and other marine resources and promoting the establishment, development and efficiency of other businesses engaged in the fishing industry; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
18 September 1992Not yet reviewedNo.29 of 1992 Sea Fisheries ActTo provide for the conservation of the marine eco- logy and the orderly exploitation, conservation, protection and promotion of certain marine resources; for that purpose to provide for the exercise of control over sea fisheries; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
12 December 1991Not yet reviewedNo.30 of 1991 Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone of Namibia Amendment ActTo amend the Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone of Namibia Act, 1990, in order to establish a contiguous zone for Namibia in which Namibia shall have the right to prevent the contravention of certain laws; to further provide for matters relating to the continental shelf of Namibia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
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Ministry of Gender & Child Welfare

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
22 December 2006Not yet reviewedNo. 6 of 2006 Children's Status ActTo provide for children born outside marriage to be treated equally regardless of whether they are born inside marriage or outside marriage; to provide for matters relating to custody, access, guardianship and inheritance in relation to children born outside marriage; to provide for matters which are in the best interest of all children; and to provide for matters connected thereto.

Ministry of Health & Social Services

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
18 February 1998Not yet reviewedNo. 1 of 1998 Hospitals and Health Facilities Amendment ActTo amend the Hospitals and Health Facilities Act, 1994, so as to further regulate the Minister's powers with respect to the classification of state hospitals and state health facilities; to authorise the letting out of available rooms or space in a state hospital or state health facility for use for certain private purposes; to require that patients admitted for treatment at a state hospital or state health facility must elect to be classified either as a state patient or as a private patient; to further regulate the powers of the Minister relating to the registration of private hospitals and licensing of private health facilities; to further regulate the powers of the Minister in respect of the withdrawal of the registration of a private hospital or the licence of a private health facility; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
19 March 2010Not yet reviewedNo. 1 of 2010 Tobacco Products Control ActTo establish a Tobacco Products Control Committee to advise the Minister on matters relating to the use of tobacco products; to provide for the constitution, powers, duties and functions of the Committee; to provide for the reduction of demand for and supply of tobacco products; to provide for protection from exposure to tobacco smoke; to provide for the establishment of the Tobacco Products Control Fund; to provide for matters relating to the enforcement of the Act; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
13 July 2004Not yet reviewedNo. 3 of 2004 Council for Health and Social Services Professions Repeal ActTo repeal the Council for Health and Social Services Professions Act, 1993; to provide for the transfer of moneys standing to that Council's credit; and to provide for incidental matters.
13 July 2004Not yet reviewed No. 6 of 2004 Social Work and Psychology ActTo provide for the establishment and constitution of a professional Council for the social workers profession and the psychology profession; to determine the powers, duties and functions of such Council; to regulate the registration of persons practising such professions and of persons practising certain professions allied to such professions; to specify the education, tuition, training and qualifications of practitioners of such professions; to prohibit the practising of such professions without being registered; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
7 May 1998Not yet reviewedNo. 7 of 1998 Pharmacy Profession Amendment ActTo amend the Pharmacy Profession Act, 1993, so as to make a different provision for the term of office of the members of the Pharmacy Board.
13 July 2004Not yet reviewedNo. 7 of 2004 Allied Health Professions ActTo provide for the establishment and constitution of a professional Council for the allied health professions; to determine the powers, duties and functions of such Council; to regulate the registration of persons practising the allied and complementary health professions; to specify the education, training and qualifications of persons practising such professions; to prohibit the practising of such professions without being registered; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
7 May 1998Not yet reviewedNo. 8 of 1998 Social and Social Auxiliary Workers' Professions Amendment ActTo amend the Social and Social Auxiliary Workers' Professions Act, 1993, so as to make a different provision for the term of office of the members of the Social and Social Auxiliary Workers' Board.
13 July 2004Not yet reviewed No. 8 of 2004 Nursing ActTo provide for the establishment and constitution of a professional Council for the nursing and midwifery or accoucheury professions; to determine the powers, duties and functions of such Council; to regulate the registration and enrolment of the members of such professions; to specify the education, training and qualifications of persons practising such professions; to prohibit the practising of any such profession without being registered; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
21 December 2007Not yet reviewedNo. 8 of 2007 Medicines and Related Substances Control Amendment ActTo amend the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, 2003, so as to amend and delete certain definitions; to provide for a period within which the Council must be appointed; to provide for the appointment of chairpersons of committees established by the Council; to amend provisions relating to the classification of medicines and other substances as scheduled substances; to amend provisions relating to the manufacturing, packing and selling of specified Schedule 3 and specified Schedule 4 substances; to delete references to generic substitutions; to substitute references to Schedule 1, Schedule 2, Schedule 3 or Schedule 4 medicines by references to Schedule 1, Schedule 2, Schedule 3 or Schedule 4 substances; to insert provisions relating to the registration of premises engaged in the manufacturing of medicines; to amend provisions relating to offences and penalties; to amend provisions relating to the destruction of forfeited medicines, scheduled substances or other things; to provide for the making of regulations in relation to medicines; to amend provisions relating to the exclusion of medicines from the operation of the Act; to amend the transitional provisions; to amend provisions relating to the repeal and amendment of certain laws; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
6 August 1993Not yet reviewedNo. 9 of 1993 National Welfare Amendment ActTo amend the National Welfare Act, 1965, so as to change the name of the National Welfare Board of South West Africa to the National Welfare Board of Namibia; to amend the definitions; to repeal the provisions providing for the registration of, and control over, social workers; to adjust its provisions in view of the independence of Namibia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
10 September 1994Not yet reviewedNo. 9 of 1994 Social and Auxiliary Worker's Professions Amendment ActTo amend the Social and Social Auxiliary Workers' Professions Act, 1993, so as to provide that only social workers and social auxiliary workers registered in terms of the Act shall be eligible as candidates for election at, or entitled to vote in, the first election of members of the Social and Social Auxiliary Workers' Board; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
1 June 1998Not yet reviewedGovernment Notice

No. 9 of 1998 Medical and Dental Professions Amendment Act

The following Act which has been passed by the Parliament and signed by the President in terms of the Namibian Constitution is hereby published in terms of Article 56 of that Constitution.

To amend the Medical and Dental Professions Act, 1993, so as to make a different provision for the term of office of the members of the Medical Board and the Dental Board.

13 July 2004Not yet reviewedNo. 9 of 2004 Pharmacy ActTo provide for the establishment and constitution of a professional Council for the pharmacy profession; to determine the powers, duties and functions of such Council; to regulate the registration of pharmacists and persons practising professions allied to the pharmacy profession; to specify the education and training and qualifications of persons practising such professions; to prohibit the practising of any such profession without being registered; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
29 May 1998Not yet reviewedNo. 10 of 1998 Nursing Professions Amendment ActTo amend the Nursing Professions Act, 1993, so as to make a different provision for the term of office of the members of the Nursing Board.
13 July 2004Not yet reviewedNo. 10 of 2004 Medical and Dental ActTo provide for the establishment and constitution of a professional Council for the medical and dental professions; to determine the powers, duties and functions of such Council; to regulate the registration of medical practitioners and of dentists, and of persons practising certain professions allied to the medical profession or to the dental profession; to specify the education, training and qualifications of persons practising such professions; to prohibit the practising of any such profession without being registered; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
13 August 2003Not yet reviewedNo. 13 of 2003 Medicines and Related Substances Control ActTo provide for the establishment of a Namibia Medicines Regulatory Council; for the registration of medicines intended for human and for animal use; for the control of medicines and scheduled substances; and to provide for incidental matters.
23 December 2005Not yet reviewedNo. 14 of 2005 General Law Amendment ActTo amend the following laws, namely the Stock Theft Act, 1990; the Police Act, 1990; the Arms and Ammunition Act, 1996; the Security Enterprises and Security Officers Act, 1998; the Second Hand Goods Act, 1998; and the Motor Vehicle Theft Act, 1999, so as to assign the administration of those Acts to the Minister responsible for policing; and to amend the Prisons Act, 1998, so as to assign the administration of that Act to the Minister responsible for prison services; and to provide for certain other matters.
29 May 1998Not yet reviewedNo. 15 of 1998 Allied Health Services Professions Amendment ActTo amend the Allied Health Services Professions Act, 1993, so as to make. A different provision for the term of office of the members of the Boards established under that Act.
30 September 1999Not yet reviewedNo. 15 of 1999 Namibia Institute of Pathology ActTo establish the Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited; to regulate its powers, duties and functions; and to provide for incidental matters.
30 September 1999Not yet reviewedNo. 16 of 1999 War Veterans Subvention ActTo provide for the establishment of the War Veterans Trust Fund; to provide for the management and control of the said Fund; to provide for the establishment and constitution of the War Veterans Subvention Administration Board; to define the powers, duties and functions of the said Board; to provide for the registration of war veterans and dependants of deceased war veterans; to provide for the payment of subventions to war veterans and dependants of deceased war veterans; to provide for the establishment of the War Veterans Subvention Appeal Board; and to provide for incidental matters.
21 September 2000Not yet reviewedNo. 19 of 2000 Medicines and Related Substances Control Amendment ActTo amend the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, 1965 so as to make provision for the continued retention of the registration of medicines which were registered before the date of Namibia's independence and of which the holders of the certificates of registration thereof elect that the registration thereof in Namibia must be retained; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
23 December 2002Not yet reviewedNo. 19 of 2002 General Law (Health Professions) Amendment ActTo amend the Allied Health Services Professions Act, 1993, Medical and Dental Professions Act, 1993, Social and Social Auxiliary Professions Act, 1993, Pharmacy Professions, 1993 and the Nursing Professions Act, 1993 so as to extend the tenure of office of members of the various Boards.
21 December 2003Not yet reviewedNo. 21 of 2003 General Law (Health Professions) Amendment ActTo amend the Allied Health Services Professions Act, 1993, the Medical and Dental Professions Act, 1993, the Social and Social Auxiliary Workers Professions Act, 1993, the Pharmacy Professions Act, 1993, and the Nursing Professions Act, 1993, so as to extend the tenure of office of members of the various Boards.
3 December 1990Not yet reviewedNo. 23 of 1990 Medical Scheme for Members of the National Assembly, Judges and other Office-bearers ActTo extend membership of the medical aid scheme established for the public service under the Public Service Act, 1980, to members and former members of the National Assembly, judges and former judges of the Supreme Court and the High Court, certain other office-bearers and other persons and to their surviving spouses; to repeal section 1 of the Medical Aid Scheme for the Government Service Extension Act, 1982; and to provide for matters connected there- with.
19 December 2004Not yet reviewedNo. 26 of 2004 National Disability Council ActTo establish a National Disability Council; to provide for the functions, powers and composition of the Council; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
14 September 1994Not yet reviewed No.16 of 1994 Medical and Dental Professions Amendment ActTo amend the Medical and Dental Professions Act, 1993, so to amend certain definitions; to remove certain references to and repeal certain provisions relating to dental technicians and oral hygienists; to provide that medical interns shall be entitled to vote in elections of members of the Medical Board; to provide that only medical practitioners registered in terms of the Act shall be eligible as candidates for election at the first election of members of the Medical Board; to provide that only medical practitioners and medical interns registered in terms of the Act shall be entitled to vote in the first election of members of the Medical Board; to provide that only dentists registered in terms of the Act shall be eligible as candidates for election at, or entitled to vote in, the first election of members of the Dental Board, and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
23 September 1994)Not yet reviewedNo.19 of 1994 Allied Health Services Professions Amendment ActTo amend the Allied Health Services Professions Act, 1993, so as to provide for the establishment of a joint professional board in respect of certain allied health professions; to provide which persons shall qualify as members of such board and which persons shall be en- titled to vote in elections of such members; to provide that only persons registered in terms of the Act shall be eligible as candidates for election at, or entitled to vote in, the first election of members of the boards concerned; to empower the Minister to temporarily exercise the powers and perform the functions and duties of boards; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
12 August 1993Not yet reviewedNo.20 of 1993 Allied Health Services Professions ActTo provide for the establishment and constitution of professional boards for allied health services professions; to define the functions, duties and powers of such Boards; to define and provide for the registration, training and qualifications of members of such professions; to prohibit the practising of such professions without being registered; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
23 September 1994Not yet reviewedNo.20 of 1994 National Welfare Amendment ActTo amend the National Welfare Act, 1965, so as to correct the designation of the Directorate of Social Services in the definition of "Director of Social Services"; to repeal the provision requiring that only registered social workers may be appointed as professional welfare officers in the Public Service; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
12 August 1993Not yet reviewedNo.21 of 1993 Medical and Dental Professions ActTo provide for the establishment and constitution of professional boards for the medical and dental professions respectively; to define the functions, duties and powers of such boards; to provide for and define the registration, training and qualifications of members of the professions in respect of which such boards have been established; to prohibit the practising of any profession without being registered; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
23 September 1994Not yet reviewed No.21 of 1994 Nursing Professions Amendment ActTo amend the Nursing Professions Act, 1993, so as to amend the objects of the Nursing Board; to provide that enrolled nurses, enrolled midwives and nursing auxiliaries shall be entitled to vote in elections of members of the Nursing Board; to provide that only registered nurses and registered midwives registered in terms of the Act shall be eligible as candidates for election at the first election of such members; to pro- vide that only registered nurses, registered midwives, enrolled nurses, enrolled midwives and nursing auxiliaries registered or enrolled in terms of the Act shall be entitled to vote in such first election; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
12 August 1993Not yet reviewedNo.22 of 1993 Social and Social Auxiliary Worker's Profession ActTo provide for the establishment and constitution of a professional board for the profession of social workers; to define the powers, duties and functions of the Board; to provide for and define the registration, training and qualifications of social and social auxiliary workers; to prohibit the practising of the profession of social work without being registered; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
23 September 1994Not yet reviewed No.22 of 1994 Pharmacy Professions Amendment ActTo amend the Pharmacy Profession Act 1993, so as to provide that pharmacists' assistants and pharmaceutical technicians shall be entitled to vote in elections of members of the Pharmacy Board; to provide that only pharmacists registered in terms of the Act shall be eligible as candidates for election at the first election of such members; to provide that only pharmacists, pharmacists' assistants and pharmaceutical technicians registered in terms of the Act shall be entitled to vote in such first election; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
12 August 1993Not yet reviewedNo.23of 1993 Pharmacy Profession ActTo provide for the establishment and constitution of a professional board for the pharmacy profession; to define the functions, duties and powers of such board; to provide for and define the registration, training and qualifications of pharmacists, pharmacist interns, pharmacy students, pharmacists' assistants and pharmaceutical technicians; to provide for the control of the practise of the pharmacy profession; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
26 November 1993Not yet reviewed No.28 of 1993 Namibia Nursing Association ActTo provide for a nursing association for Namibia and a management to control its affairs; to define its powers; and to provide for incidental matters.
26 November 1993Not yet reviewedNo.29 of 1993 Council for Health and Social Services Professions ActTo provide for the establishment and constitution of the Council for Health and Social Services Professions, and its powers, duties and functions; the appointment of a registrar and other personnel of the Council; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
30 November 1994Not yet reviewedNo.30 of 1993 Nursing Professions ActTo consolidate and amend the laws relating to state hospitals and private hospitals; to regulate the conduct of health facilities; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

Ministry of Home Affairs & Immigration

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of Document Purpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
24 February 1994Not yet reviewed No. 1 of 1994 Walvis Bay and Off-shore Islands ActWHEREAS Walvis Bay and the off-shore islands in terms of Article I(4) of the Namibian Constitution are part of the national territory of Namibia; AND WHEREAS, after the independence of Namibia and notwithstanding the aforesaid provision of the Namibian Constitution, Walvis Bay and the off-shore islands continued to be controlled by the Republic of South Africa in accordance with the laws of South Africa; AND WHEREAS the Government of the Republic of Namibia and the Government of the Republic of South Africa have agreed that the Republic of South Africa shall cease, with effect from I March I994, to exercise any control over Walvis Bay and the off-shore islands; AND WHEREAS it is regarded necessary to provide for the smooth transfer of control over Walvis Bay and the off-shore islands from the Republic of South Africa to the Republic of Namibia;
4 March 1999Not yet reviewed No. 2 of 1999 Namibia Refugees (Recognition and Control) ActTo make provision for the recognition and control of refugees in Namibia; to give effect to certain provisions of the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees of 28 July 1951, the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees of 31 January 1967 and the Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa of 10 September 1969; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
23 July 1993Not yet reviewed No. 4 of 1993 Departure from Namibia Regulation Amendment ActTo amend the Departure from the Union Regulation Act, 1955, so as to adjust its provisions in view of the independence of Namibia; to delete or replace certain obsolete definitions; to provide for the departure from Namibia of persons under the age of 16 years who do not hold passports and the notifica- tion of departure of non-citizens in case of ships; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
6 August 1993Not yet reviewed No. 7 of 1993 Immigration Control ActTo regulate and control the entry of persons into, and their residence in, Namibia; to provide for the removal from Namibia of certain immigrants; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
11 June 1996Not yet reviewed No. 7 of 1996 Arms and Ammunition Act11 June 1996 To provide for control over the possession of anns and ammunition; to regu- late the dealing in, importation, exportation and manufacture of, anns and ammunition; and to provide for incidental matters.
14 December 2008Not yet reviewedNo. 10 of 2008: Prevention of Organised Crime Amendment Act, 2008.To amend the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, 2004, so as to construe any reference in that Act to the Criminal Procedure Act, 2004 and the Companies Act, 2004 as a reference to the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 and the Companies Act, 1973, respectively; to provide for the reporting of suspicion regarding proceeds of unlawful activities to be made in terms of section 21 of the Financial Intelligence Act, 2007; to provide as a possible defence to any person who is charged with negligently committing an offence under section 2(1), (2) or (3), or section 4, 5 or 6, to raise the fact that he or she had reported a suspicion or knowledge in terms of section 21 of the Financial Intelligence Act, 2007; and to provide for incidental matters.
20 August 1990Not yet reviewedNo. 14 of 1990: Namibian Citizenship Act, 1990.To further regulate the acquisition or loss of Namibian citizenship in pursuance of the provisions of Article 4 of the Namibian Constitution; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
29 May 1998Not yet reviewedNo. 14 of 1998: Walvis Bay and Off-Shore Islands Amendment Act, 1998 .To amend the Walvis Bay and Off-Shore Islands Act, 1994, so as to make provision for the retrospective application of certain provisions of the Local Authorities Act, 1992 in Walvis Bay.
11 December 2001Not yet reviewedAct No. 18 of 2001: Security Commission Act, 2001 To provide for the tenure of office of members of the Security Commission; to provide for functions of the Security Commission; to provide for procedural matters relating to the Security Commission; and to provide for incidental matters.
11 June 1998Not yet reviewedNo. 19 of 1998: Security Enterprises and Security Officers Act, 1998.To establish a Security Enterprises and Security Officers Regulation Board; to regulate the registration of security enterprises and security officers; to establish a fidelity guarantee fund; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
23 December 2002Not yet reviewedNo. 21 of 2002: Security Enterprises and Security Officers Amendment Act, 2002.To amend the Security Enterprises and Security Officers Act, 1998, so as to define or further define certain expressions; to provide for the reconstitution ofthe Security Enterprises and Security Officers Regulation Board; to delimit the power of the Minister to make regulations; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
3 September 1998Not yet reviewedNo. 23 of 1998: Second Hand Goods Act, 1998.To regulate the business of dealers in second hand goods and scrap metal, auctioneers and pawnbrokers; and to provide for. incidental matters.
28 November 1991Not yet reviewedNo. 14 of 1991: Namibian Citizenship Special Conferment Act, 1991.To make provision for the conferment of Namibian citizenship upon certain descendants of persons who left Namibia owing to persecution by the colonial government which was in control of the country before 1915; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
6 November 1996Not yet reviewedNo. 21 of 1996: Identification Act, 1996To provide for the compilation and maintenance of a population register in respect of the population of Namibia, for the issue of identity documents to persons whose names are included in the population register; and for matters connected therewith.

Ministry of Information and Communication Technology

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumrntPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
11 March 1992Not yet reviewedNo. 1 of 1992 New Era Publication Corporation ActTo provide for the establishment of a publication corporation for Namibia; to determine its powers, duties and functions; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
13 February 1995Not yet reviewedNo. 1 of 1995 Namibian Communications Commission Amendment ActTo amend the Namibian Communications Commission Act, 1992, so as to empower the Commission to issue postal service licenses telecommunications service licences;' and ' to provide for matters incidental thereto.
18 March 1992Not yet reviewedNo. 3 of 1992 Namibia Press Agency ActTo provide for the establishment of a news agency for Namibia; to determine its powers, duties and functions; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
25 March 1992Not yet reviewedNo. 4 of 1992 Namibian Communications Commission ActTo provide for the establishment of the Namibian Communications Commission, its powers, duties and functions, including but not limited to the issue of broadcasting licences, the control or supervision of certain broadcasting activities and programme con- tent; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
22 July 2004Not yet reviewedNo. 4 of 2004 Namibian Communications Commission Amendment ActGovernment notice
14 April 1994Not yet reviewedNo. 6 of 1994 Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Protection ActTo provide for the protection of copyright and per- formers' rights, and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
7 April 2000Not yet reviewedNo. 6 of 2000 Namibia Film Commission ActTo provide for the establishment of the Namibia Film Commission; to provide for the objects, powers, duties and functions of the Commission; to provide for the establishment of the Film and Video Development Fund; to regulate activities relating to film production, and the development and promotion of a film industry in Namibia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
22 December 2006Not yet reviewedNo. 7 of 2006 Biosafety ActTo provide for measures to regulate activities involving the research, development, production, marketing, transport, application and other uses of genetically modified organisms and specified products derived from genetically modified organisms; to establish a Biosafety Council and define its powers, functions and duties; and to make provision for incidental matters.
28 October 2009Not yet reviewedNo. 8 of 2009 Communications ActTo provide for the regulation of telecommunications services and networks, broadcasting, postal services and the use and allocation of radio spectrum; for that purpose the establishment of an independent Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia; to make provision for its powers and functions; the granting of special rights to telecommunications licensees; the creation of an Association to manage the internet domain name space and for matters connected therewith.
7 June 1991Not yet reviewedNo. 9 of 1991 Namibian Broadcasting ActTo provide for the establishment of a broadcasting corporation for Namibia; its objectives, powers, duties and functions; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
12 September 2001Not yet reviewedNo. 11 of 2001 Namibia Film Commission Amendment ActTo amend the Namibia Film Commission Act, 2000 so as to reduce the number of members of the Namibia Film Commission to a maximum of five members; and to provide for incidental matters.
7 September 2004Not yet reviewedNo. 13 of 2004 Namibia Press Agency Amendment Act To amend the Namibia Press Agency Act, 1992, so as to enable the Agency to provide Information Technology services; to provide for the substitution for the expression "executive officer" of the expression "chief executive officer"; and to provide for related matters.
21 September 2000Not yet reviewedNo. 18 of 2000 General Law Amendment Act To amend the Namibian Broadcasting Act, 1991; the New Era Publication Corporation Act, 1992; the Namibia Press Agency Act, 1992; and the Namibian Communications Commission Act, 1992, so as to reduce the number of members of the boards of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation, the New Era Publication Corporation, the Namibia Press Agency, and the Namibian Communications Commission to a maximum of five members each; and to provide for incidental matters.
21 September 2000Not yet reviewedNo. 20 of 2000 Posts and Telecommunications Companies Establishment Amendment Act To amend the Posts and Telecommunications Companies Establishment Act, 1992 so as to reduce the number of directors of the postal company and the telecommunications company to a maximum of five directors each; and to provide for incidental matters.
30 July 1992Not yet reviewedNo.17 of 1992 Post and Telecommunications Companies Establishment Act To provide for the incorporation of a postal company, a telecommunications company and a holding company; to provide for the transfer of the postal enterprise to the postal company and of the telecommunications enter- prise to the telecommunications company; to provide for the conditions of service of persons transferred to or employed by the postal company or the telecommunications company; to provide for the control of the Post Office Savings Bank by the postal company; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
15 August 1992Not yet reviewedNo.19 of 1992 Post and Telecommunications Act To make provision for the regulation of and exercise of control over the conduct of postal services and telecommunications services; to provide for certain powers, duties and functions of Namibia Post Limited and Telecom Namibia Limited; and to provide for matters connected therewith
14 December 1995Not yet reviewedNo.20 of 1995 Post and Telecommunications Amendment Act To amend the Posts and Telecommunications Act, 1992, so as to enable Namibia Post Limited to prescribe and levy service fees in respect of services rendered by the Post Office Savings Bank.

Ministry of Justice

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
12 August 2010Not yet reviewedNo 13 of 2010 Criminal Procedure Amendment Act To amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to increase the maximum fines that may be imposed for certain offences; to increase the admission of guilt fine that may be paid in terms of a written notice or a summons; to make provision for the payment of admission of guilt fines after appearing in court; to further regulate the release of an accused on warning; to increase the fine that may be imposed on an accused after a conviction pursuant to a plea of guilty only; to further provide for the protection of witnesses; and to provide for incidental matters.
Not AvailableNot yet reviewedNo. 1 of 1999 Magistrates' Courts Amendment Act To amend the Magistrates' Courts Act, 1944, so as to provide for the minimum qualification for appointment as a regional court magistrate; to repeal the provisions with regard to imprisonment for failure to satisfy a judgment or order of court to pay a judgment debt; to amend the jurisdiction of regional courts to include jurisdiction for murder trials; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
13 February 1995Not yet reviewedNo. 2 of 1995 Foreign Courts Evidence Act To provide for obtaining of evidence of persons in Namibia by courts of law outside Namibia, and for matters connected therewith.
13th July 2004Not yet reviewedNo. 2 of 2004 Law Reform and Development Commission Amendment Act To amend the Law Reform and Development Commission Act, 1991 so as to alter the constitution of the Law Reform and Development Commission; to make provision that the chairperson of the Commission shall hold office in a full-time capacity; to expand the objects of the Commission; to alter the method of determining a quorum for meetings of the Commission; and to provide for incidental matters.
12 March 2014Not yet reviewedNo. 2 of 2014 Magistrates Amendment Act To amend the Magistrates Act, 2003, so as to provide for certain definitions; to empower the Commission to recognise one association of magistrates; to empower the association of magistrates to nominate divisional magistrates and regional magistrates for appointment as members of the Commission; to provide for qualification for appointment or designation as member of the Commission; to limit the term of office of a member of the Commission to not more than two consecutive terms; to empower the Minister to withdraw a member from the Commission on the recommendation of the Commission; to empower the Commission to transact urgent business by circulation among all members without the holding of a meeting; to further provide for the jurisdiction and functions of a clerk of a magistrate’s court appointed temporarily to act as assistant magistrate for a district or sub district; to further clarify the designations of magistrates and assignments of magistrates to certain courts; to limit the appointment of Chief Magistrate to five year term of office; to provide for a person to revert to the post of magistrate after having failed to secure for a reappointment as Chief Magistrate; to further empower the Minister to create temporary posts additional to the permanent establishment; to provide for the appointment of persons as magistrates on fixed-term contracts of employment on the permanent establishment; to subject the appointment of magistrates to a probation of not less than six months; to empower the Minister to recognise qualifications in law by notice in the Gazette to be qualification of satisfactory standard of professional education for the appointment of persons as magistrates; to make clear the powers and functions of certain magistrates; to provide for further acts or omissions as misconducts; to empower the presiding officer at a disciplinary investigation to issue a warrant of arrest against a person who fails, without lawful excuse, to attend or remain in attendance at investigation to give evidence or to produce documents and to impose penalties; to increase penalties for certain offences; and to provide for incidental matters.
13 February 1995Not yet reviewedNo. 3 of 1995 Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance orders Act To provide for the reciprocal enforcement of maintenance orders made in Namibia and in designated countries, and for matters incidental thereto.
4 July 2002Not yet reviewedNo. 3 of 2002 High Court Amendment Act To amend the High Court Act, 1990 (Act No. 16 of 1990), so as to bring the retiring age of permanent judges in line with Article 82(4) of the Namibian Constitution; and to provide for incidental matters.
14 June 2003Not yet reviewedNo. 3 of 2003 Magistrate's Act To provide for the establishment, objects, functions and constitution of a Magistrates Commission; to provide for the establishment of a magistracy outside the Public Service; to further regulate the appointment, qualifications, remuneration and other conditions of service of, and retirement and vacation of office by, magistrates; to provide that certain conditions of service of magistrates may be prescribed by regulation; and to provide for matters in connection therewith.
3 May 1991Not yet reviewedNo. 4 of 1991 Stock Theft Amendment Act To amend the Stock Theft Act, 1990, so as to further regulate the particulars to be contained in a document of identification; to prohibit offences relating to stock theft or the theft of stock or produce to be justiciable by any person or body acting in terms of the traditional law and customs; to repeal the provision relating to the institution of a trial only at the instance of the Prosecutor- General; to make certain editorial corrections; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
13 February 1995Not yet reviewedNo. 4 of 1995 Law Reform and Development Commission Amendment Act To amend the Law Reform and Development Commission Act, 1991 so as to amend that constitution of the Law Reform and Development Commission; and to provide for incidental matters.
11 June 1997Not yet reviewedNo. 4 of 1997 Legal Practitioners Amendment Act To Words underlined with solid line indicate insertions in existing enactments. Words in bold type in square brackets indicate omissions from existing enactments. ACT amend the Legal Practitioners Act, 1995 so as to make further provision in relation to the documents to be taken into account by the Board for Legal Education for the purpose of making recommendations to the Minister in relation to a foreign degree or equivalent qualification which is being considered to be prescribed; to provide for an exception on the provision prohibiting an unqualified person from representing another person in a court of law; to provide that the prohibition relating to the preparation of certain contracts by unqualified persons for reward shall not apply with respect to commission earned by an agent who brings about a transaction to which the contract relates; to make provision for a general restriction on the liability of the Legal Practitioners' Fidelity Fund for theft committed by legal practitioners, candidate legal practitioners or persons employed by legal practitioners; to empower the Council to impose conditions when granting a legal practitioner exemption from the requirement to hold a fidelity fund certificate; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
4 July 2002Not yet reviewedNo. 4 of 2002 Supreme Court Amendment Act To amend the Supreme Court Act, 1990 (Act No. 15 of 1990), so as to bring the retiring age of permanent judges in line with Article 82(4) of the Namibian Constitution; and to provide for incidental matters.
25 July 2003Not yet reviewedNo. 4 of 2003 Combating of Domestic Violence Act To provide for the issuing of protection orders in domestic violence matters; to provide for matters relating to domestic violence offences; to provide for police duties in respect of domestic violence incidents; to amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977; and to provide for incidental matters.
30 May 1991Not yet reviewedNo. 5 of 1991 Criminal Procedure Amendment Act To amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to further regulate the authority of the courts, magistrates and other judicial officers in relation to bail and to effect a certain adjustment relating to bail in consequence of the Namibian Constitution; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
12 July 2009Not yet reviewedNo. 5 of 2009 Magistrates Amendment Act To amend the Magistrates Act, 2003 so as to delete the definition of Chief: Lower Courts”; to define the expression “Chief Magistrate”; to provide for the head of the Magistracy; to substitute the expression “Chief Magistrate” for the expressions “Chief: Lower Courts” and “Chief of lower courts” wherever they occur in any legislation; and to provide for incidental matters.
23 July 1993Not yet reviewedNo. 6 of 1993 Inquests Act To provide for the holding of inquests in cases of deaths or alleged deaths apparently occurring other- wise than from natural causes; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
23 June 1999Not yet reviewedNo. 6 of 1999 Legal Practitioners Amendment Act To provide for the temporary suspension of the provisions of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1995 relating to the conferment of the status of Senior Counsel to legal practitioners.
14 July 2009Not yet reviewedNo. 6 of 2009 Magistrates’ Courts Amendment Act To amend the Magistrates’ Courts Act, 1944, so as to bring the membership of the Rules Board in line with the current legislation; and to provide for incidental matters.
19 April 2000Not yet reviewedNo. 7 of 2000 Combating of Immoral Practices Amendment Act To amend the Combating of Immoral Practices Act, 1980, so as to extend the prohibition of sexual or indecent acts with youths and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
19 April 2000Not yet reviewedNo. 8 of 2000 Combating of Rape Act To provide for the combating of rape; to prescribe minimum sentences for rape; to provide for the abolition of the rule that a boy under the age of fourteen years is presumed incapable of sexual intercourse; to provide for the modification of certain rules of evidence applicable to offences of a sexual or indecent nature; to impose special duties on prosecutors in criminal proceedings relating to sexual offences; to impose special duties on members of the police in respect of certain bail applications; to amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to insert a certain definition; to make provision for the rights of a complainant of rape in bail proceedings; to further regulate the granting of bail to persons charged with rape; to further regulate the circumstances in which certain criminal proceedings shall not take place in open court; to extend the prohibition of the publication of certain information relating to certain offences; to further regulate the admissibility of evidence relating to similar offences by an accused; and to further regulate the admissibility of evidence relating to the character of a complainant of rape or an offence of an indecent nature; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
2 July 1990Not yet reviewedNo. 9 of 1990 Magistrates' Courts Amendment Act To amend the Magistrates' Courts Act, 1944, so as to entrust to the Minister of Justice the administration of the said Act; to extend the qualifications for appointments of judicial officers to persons who have passed examinations in law or who hold diplomas or degrees in law attained outside Namibia and the Republic of South Africa; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
22 September 1997Not yet reviewedNo. 9 of 1997 Magistrates' Courts Amendment Act To amend the Magistrates' Courts Act, 1944 so as to increase the civil jurisdiction of magistrates; to increase the amounts which are the subject matter of administration orders given by magistrates; and to increase the jurisdiction of magistrates in criminal matters.
19 April 2000Not yet reviewedNo. 9 of 2000 International Co-operation in Criminal Matters Act To facilitate the provision of evidence and the execution of sentences in criminal cases and the confiscation and transfer of the proceeds of crime between Namibia and foreign States; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
31 July 2003Not yet reviewedNo. 9 of 2003 Maintenence Act To provide for the payment of maintenance; to provide for the holding of maintenance enquiries and the enforcement of maintenance orders; to repeal the Maintenance Act, 1963; and to deal with incidental matters
24 June 1999Not yet reviewedNo. 10 of 1999 Application of Laws to the Eastern Caprivi Zipfel Act To provide for the application of certain laws to the Eastern Caprivi Zipfel, the operation of which was excluded by virtue of the provision of certain pre-independent laws.
5 July 2001Not yet reviewedNo. 10 of 2001 Appeal Laws Amendment Act To amend the Supreme Court Act, 1990, the High Court Act, 1990 the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 and the Labour Act 1992 so as to repeal the provisions which confer jurisdiction on the full court of the High Court to hear appeals against judgments or orders of the High Court and of the Labour Court and to provide that such appeals shall lie direct to the Supreme Court of Namibia; to provide that civil appeals from judgments or orders of the High Court sitting as a court of first instance shall lie to the Supreme Court as of right and to do away with the requirement in certain cases that leave to appeal must be obtained; to amend the Income Tax Act, 1981 so as to provide that appeals against decisions of the special court for hearing income tax appeals constituted under that Act shall lie to the Supreme Court; and to provide for incidental matters.
6 November 2002Not yet reviewedNo. 10 of 2002 Legal Practitioners Amendment Act To amend the Legal Practitioners Act, 1995 so as to make provision that persons who hold a prescribed qualification in law and who has for a continuous period of at least five years performed certain legal work in the service of the State are duly qualified to be admitted as a legal practitioner
31 July 2003Not yet reviewedNo. 10 of 2003 Community Courts Act To provide for the recognition and establishment of community courts; to provide for the appointment of Justices and for clerks and messengers of court; to provide for the application of customary law by community courts; to provide for the jurisdiction of and procedure to be adopted by community courts; to provide for appeals from community courts to other courts; and to provide for connected and incidental matters.
14 December 2008Not yet reviewedNo. 10 of 2008 Prevention of Organised Crime Amendment Act To amend the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, 2004, so as to construe any reference in that Act to the Criminal Procedure Act, 2004 and the Companies Act, 2004 as a reference to the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 and the Companies Act, 1973, respectively; to provide for the reporting of suspicion regarding proceeds of unlawful activities to be made in terms of section 21 of the Financial Intelligence Act, 2007; to provide as a possible defence to any person who is charged with negligently committing an offence under section 2(1), (2) or (3), or section 4, 5 or 6, to raise the fact that he or she had reported a suspicion or knowledge in terms of section 21 of the Financial Intelligence Act, 2007; and to provide for incidental matters.
20 August 1990Not yet reviewedNo. 12 of 1990 Stock theft Act To consolidate and amend the laws relating to the theft of stock and produce.
6 July 1999Not yet reviewedNo. 12 of 1999 Motor Vehicle Theft Act To amend the law relating to the theft of motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
21 November 2005Not yet reviewedNo. 12 of 2005 Insolvency Amendment Act To amend the Insolvency Act, 1936, so as to amend, insert or delete certain definitions; to delete references to laws that are not applicable in Namibia; to abolish the requirement that certain notices be published in newspapers; to provide that certain forms, amounts, fees and tariffs may be prescribed by the Minister by regulation; to adjust certain provisions to be compatible with the Namibian Constitution and other laws of Namibia; to increase certain amounts specified in the said Act; to delete certain provisions which are no longer applicable; to provide for certain notices to be given by registered post; to provide for the termination of an employee’s contract of service in accordance with the Labour Act, 2004; to provide for the convening of a special meeting of creditors for the purpose of interrogating an insolvent; to provide that when a trustee disputes a claim, the trustee is required to furnish the claimant with reasons; to provide that the High Court may on application authorize the appointment as trustee of a person who is disqualified on certain grounds; to provide for the deletion of the qualification that the Master of the High Court need not give the actual reason for declining to confirm the election of a trustee; to require an insolvent to give notice of the intention to apply for rehabilitation to all known creditors and to specify the assets of the insolvent estate; to abolish the requirement that an insolvent must keep proper records in Dutch or German; to extend the Minister’s power to make regulations; to substitute certain expressions; to repeal the Schedules to the said Act; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
24 December 2013Not yet reviewedNo. 12 of 2013 High Court Amendment Act To amend the High Court Act, 1990, so as to give powers to the Judge President to make rules to regulate the execution of immovable property where such property is the primary home of the judgment debtor and to make court- ordered alternative dispute resolution mechanisms compulsory in certain causes and matters as preliminary to the hearing or trial; to make rules for the filing of witness statements which constitute evidence-in-chief in lieu of oral evidence; to make rules for the more effective control of the litigation process by judges; to make rules for electronic filing of process and documents with the court; and to provide for incidental matters.
23 December 2005Not yet reviewedNo. 14 of 2005 General Law Amendment Act To amend the following laws, namely the Stock Theft Act, 1990; the Police Act, 1990; the Arms and Ammunition Act, 1996; the Security Enterprises and Security Officers Act, 1998; the Second Hand Goods Act, 1998; and the Motor Vehicle Theft Act, 1999, so as to assign the administration of those Acts to the Minister responsible for policing; and to amend the Prisons Act, 1998, so as to assign the administration of that Act to the Minister responsible for prison services; and to provide for certain other matters.
25 December 2011Not yet reviewedNo. 14 of 2011 High Court Amendment Act To amend the High Court Act, 1990, to provide for the creation of local divisions; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
5 October 1990Not yet reviewedNo. 15 of 1990 Supreme Court Act To make provision for the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Namibia in pursuance of the provisions of Article 79 of the Namibian Constitution; the making of rules of court; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
5 October 1990Not yet reviewedNo. 16 of 1990 High Court Act To make provision for the jurisdiction of the High Court of Namibia in pursuance of the provisions of Article 80 of the Namibian Constitution; the making of rules of court; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
21 September 2000Not yet reviewedNo. 17 of 2000 Legal Aid Amendment Act To amend the Legal Aid Act, 1990, so as to empower the Minister to withdraw the appointment of any person as legal aid counsel or to limit any act or function of such counsel; to provide for the repeal of a provision dealing with the issuing of legal aid certificates in certain circumstances; to provide for a refund of any amount of contribution; to provide for offences and penalties; and to provide for incidental matters.
1 December 2004Not yet reviewedNo. 17 of 2004 Motor Vehicle Theft Amendment ActTo amend the Motor Vehicle Theft Act, 1999, so as to redefine certain expressions; to criminalise the tampering with motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts; to prohibit the issue of clearance certificates in certain circumstances; to prescribe minimum sentences for certain offences relating to motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts; to provide anew for the jurisdiction of magistrates’ courts; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
9 November 1990Not yet reviewedNo. 18 of 1990 Judges' Remuneration Act To provide for the remuneration of judges; the granting of additional service benefits to them; for the making available of motor vehicles to them; and for matters connected therewith.
1 December 2004Not yet reviewedNo. 19 of 2004 Stock Theft Amendment Act To amend the Stock Theft Act, 1990, so as to insert a certain definition; to provide for minimum sentences in respect of certain offences; to provide anew for the jurisdiction of magistrates’ courts; to adjust a provision relating to compensation that may be awarded to persons for loss or damage suffered as a result of certain offences committed; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
3 December 1990Not yet reviewedNo. 22 of 1990 Legal Practitioners' Fidelity Fund Act To provide for the establishment of the Legal Practitioners' Fidelity Fund; and for matters incidental thereto.
23 December 2002Not yet reviewedNo. 22 of 2002 Legal Practitioners Second Amendment Act To amend the Legal Practitioners Act, 1995 so as to prohibit candidate legal practitioners to accept, receive or hold moneys for or on account of another person; to make provision that the High Court may on application of the Law Society grant an order for the temporary suspension of a legal practitioner pending the determination of a complaint of unprofessional or dishonourable or unworthy conduct by the Disciplinary Committee; to extend from one year to two years the period for which members of the Council of the Law Society shall hold office; to exclude liability of the Legal Practitioners' Fidelity Fund in the case of theft of moneys entrusted to or controlled by a legal practitioner in the course of an investment practice; to abolish the conferment of senior counsel status to legal practitioners; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
21 December 2003Not yet reviewedNo. 23 of 2003 Magistrates Amendment Act To amend the Magistrates Act, 2003, so as to provide for the appointment of assistant magistrates for the purposes of postponing criminal cases; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
21 December 2003Not yet reviewedNo. 24 of 2003 Criminal Procedure Amendment Act amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to provide for the making of special arrangements for vulnerable witnesses; to further regulate the admissibility of certain unsworn or unfirmed evidence and to determine the weight to be attached to certain evidence; to make provision for the manner of cross-examination of witnesses under a certain age; to provide for the admission as evidence of certain medical records as evidence; to provide for the admission as evidence of certain statements made out of court; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
9 December 2004Not yet reviewedNo. 25 of 2004 Criminal Procedure Act To make provision for procedures and related matters in criminal proceedings.
4 September 1998Not yet reviewedNo. 26 of 1998 Racial Discrimination Prohibition Amendment Act Amend the Racial Discrimination Prohibition Act, 1991, so as to amend the provisions relating to the disseminating of ideas in respect of racial superiority; to create certain defences against prosecution in terms of the Act; to increase the penalties in respect of offences; to make other provisions relating to vicarious responsibility; and to provide for incidental matters.
12 December 1990Not yet reviewedNo. 29 of 1990 Legal Aid Act To provide for the granting of legal aid in civil and criminal matters to persons whose means are in- adequate to enable them to engage practitioners to assist and represent them; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
19 December 2004Not yet reviewedNo. 29 of 2004 Prevention of Organised Crime Act To introduce measures to combat organised crime, money laundering and criminal gang activities; to prohibit certain activities relating to racketeering activities; to provide for prohibition of money laundering and for an obligation to report certain information; to criminalise certain activities associated with gangs; to provide for the recovery of the proceeds of unlawful activities; to provide for the forfeiture of assets that have been used to commit an offence or assets that are the proceeds of unlawful activities; to provide for the establishment of a Criminal Assets Recovery Fund and a Criminal Assets Recovery Committee; to prohibit the smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons; to amend the International Co-operation in Criminal Matters Act, 2000 (Act No. 9 of 2000), and to provide for incidental matters.
1 I July 1996Not yet reviewedNo.11 of 1996 Extradition Act To provide for the extradition of persons accused or convicted of certain crimes committed within the jurisdictions of certain countries, and to provide for incidental matters.
23 August 1995Not yet reviewedNo.15 of 1995 Legal Practitioners Act To consolidate and amend the laws relating to the legal profession and legal practitioners; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
11 August 1993Not yet reviewedNo.16 of 1993 Admission of Advocates Amendment Act To amend the Admission of Advocates Act, 1964, so as to provide for certain persons who have been admit- ted to Namibia for temporary residence therein to be admitted to practise and authorized to be enrolled as advocates under certain circumstances; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
28 November 1991Not yet reviewedNo.17 of 1991 Attorneys Amendment Act To amend the Attorneys Act, 1979, so as to make other provision in relation to the requirements for the admission of attorneys; to make other provision for exemptions in respect of service under articles and examinations; to establish a Board for Legal Education and its powers, duties and functions; to delete or replace certain obsolete definitions and expressions; to re-enact subsection (3) of section 81 of the Act which was erroneously repealed by Act 22 of 1990; to amend Act 22 of 1990 to replace a certain definition; to amend Act 32 of 1944 to provide further for the appearance of candidate attorneys in court proceedings; and to provide for incidental matters.
11 August I993Not yet reviewedNo.17 of 1993 Attorneys Amendment Act To amend the Attorneys Act, 1979, so as to extend the powers of the council of The Law Society of Namibia in respect of the assessment of fees for work other than litigious work payable to practitioners.
28 November 1991Not yet reviewedNo.18 of 1991 Recognition of Certain Marriages Act To provide for the recognition of marriages contracted in terms of the Swapo Family Act, 1977, and the adoption of children in terms of the said Act; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
4 November 1995Not yet reviewedNo.18 of 1995 Judicial Service Commission To provide for the manner of nomination of members of the legal profession as members of the Judicial Service Commission; to prescribe the tenure of office of the members of the Judicial Service Commission; to consolidate the functions of the Commission; to provide for a balanced structuring of judicial offices; and to provide for other incidental matters.
28 November 1991Not yet reviewedNo.19 of 1991 Admission of Advocates Amendment Act To amend the Admission of Advocates Act, 1964, so as to make other provision in relation to the requirements for the admission of advocates; to make it obligatory for persons who have not previously practised as advocates to serve a period of pupillage and to pass a practical examination before such per- son may commence so practising; to delete or replace certain obsolete definitions and expressions; and to provide for incidental matters.
11 August 1 993Not yet reviewedNo.19 of 1993 Stock Theft Amendment Act To amend the Stock Theft Act, 1990, so as to assign the administration of the Act to the Minister of Home Affairs; to provide for minimum sentences in respect of certain convictions and to prohibit the suspension or postponement of a sentence or a discharge with a caution or a reprimand in such cases; to remove certain restrictions relating to the justifiability of certain offences, and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
12 December 1991Not yet reviewedNo.26 of 1991 Racial Discrimination Prohibition Act To render criminally punishable, in pursuance of the provisions of Article 23 of the Namibian Constitution, certain acts and practices of racial discrimination and apartheid in relation to public amenities, the provision of goods and services, immovable property, educational and medical institutions, employment, associations, religious services, and involving the incitement of racial disharmony and victimisation; to amend the Liquor Ordinance, 1969 and the Admission of Persons to Namibia Regulation Act, 1972; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
15 November 1993Not yet reviewedNo.26 of 1993 Criminal Procedure Amendment Act To amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to make provision for the Prosecutor-General or other prosecutor to appeal against any decision given in favour of, including any resultant sentence imposed upon, or order made in respect of, an accused in criminal cases; to make further provision for an accused to appeal against any decision given by the High Court on appeal in favour of the Prosecutor-General or other prosecutor in criminal cases; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
16 November 1994Not yet reviewedNo.27 of 1994 Reciprocal Service of Civil Process Act To provide for the reciprocal service of process in civil matters in Namibia and in designated countries, and for matters connected therewith.
16 November 1994Not yet reviewedNo.28 of 1994 Enforcement of Foreign Civil Judgements Act To provide that civil judgments granted in designated countries may be enforced in magistrates' courts in Namibia; to repeal the Reciprocal Enforcement of Civil Judgments Act, 1966; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
12 December 1991Not yet reviewedNo.29of 1991 Law Reform and Development Commission Act To establish a Law Reform and Development Commission and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
6 December 1993Not yet reviewedNo.31of 1993 Dissolution of Marriages on Presumption of Death Acta To provide for the dissolution of marriages of per- sons presumed to be dead.
2002Yes, 2013 CHILD JUSTICE BILL 2002To establish a child justice system for children accused of committing offences

Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
31 October 2008Not yet reviewedGN 261 of 2008 Labour Act Regulations.pdfCOMMENCEMENT OF THE LABOUR ACT, 2007 (ACT NO. 11 OF 2007)
1 August 1997Not yet reviewedGov. Notice Regulations in terms of Labour Act 6 of 1992LABOUR ACT, 1992 : REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF EMPLOYEES AT WORK
28 February 2012Not yet reviewedNo. 1 of 2012 Industrial Property Act.pdf To provide for the establishment of an Industrial Property Office and the appointment of a Registrar of industrial property; to provide for the grant, protection and administration of patents and utility model certificates; to provide for the registration, protection and administration of industrial designs; to provide for the registration, protection and administration of trademarks, collective marks, certification marks and trade names; to provide for the registration of industrial property agents; to provide for the establishment of an Industrial Property Tribunal; and to provide for incidental matters.
24 March 2012Not yet reviewedNo. 2 of 2012 Labour Amendment Act.pdf To amend the Labour Act, 2007 so as to substitute and insert certain definitions; to regulate the employment status of individuals placed by private employment agencies to work for user enterprises; to provide protection for individuals placed by private employment agencies; to prohibit the hiring of individuals placed by private employment agencies in contemplation of a strike or lockout or following collective termination; to introduce a presumption as to employee status based on enumerated criteria; to confer on the Minister the power to deem persons to be employees; to introduce a presumption of indefinite employment; to amend the Employment Services Act, 2011 so as to insert and substitute certain definitions; to substitute certain provisions in order to align them with the definition of private employment agency; and to provide for incidental matters.
20 February 1995Not yet reviewedNo. 5 of 1995 Employees Compensation Amendment Act.pdf To amend the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1941, so as to adjust its provisions in view of the independence of Namibia; to amend certain definitions; to exclude members of the Namibian Defence Force on active service from the definition of "employee"; to remove certain ruminator I._ provisions; to empower the Commission to issue certain certificates in respect of contractors; to transfer the administration of the Act to the Social _ __s_~c_!tdty Commission; to repeal certain provisions relating to the appointment of assessors; to make further provision for the powers, duties and functions of the Commission; to make new provision for powers and procedures in respect of investigations by authorized persons; to make new provision for the preservation of secrecy; to make new provision for the administration of funds; to provide for the writing-off of moneys due to the accident fund; to make new provision for the responsibility of accounting and auditing; to make new provision for the exemption from income tax; to make new provision for the review of compensation; to make new provision for appeals against decisions of the Commission; to repeal certain provisions relating to benefits payable to assessors; to repeal certain provisions relating to the referral of applications to a revision board; to make further provisions for formal hearings; to make new provision for the representation of parties; to provide that the accident fund shall be a juristic person; to amend certain Provisions relating to the application of the accident fund; to establish find; to provide that the reserve fund shall be a juristic person; to make new provision for the valuation of funds; to exempt certain employers from the obligation of submitting certain statements; to provide for the transfer of moneys to the accident pension fund; to provide for alternative methods of assessment and payment of assessments; to make new provision for restrictions in respect of compensation; to increase the penalties which may be imposed under the Act; to repeal certain provisions relating to the making of regulations; to extend the provisions relating to the delegation of powers; to amend the short title of the Act; to substitute certain words and expressions in the Act; to make provision for the transfer of certain assets, liabilities, rights and obligations to the Commission and the right of certain persons to enter into employment with the Commission; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
26 March 1992Not yet reviewedNo. 6 of 1992 Labour Act.pdf To make provision for the regulation of the conditions of employment of employees in Namibia; to prevent and remedy any unfair dismissals of, and unfair disciplinary actions against, employees; to regulate the termination of contracts of employment; to provide for the registration of trade unions and employers' organizations and to define the rights and obligations of trade unions and employers' organizations; to provide for the settlement of disputes between employees or registered trade unions and employers or registered employers' organizations; to provide for that purpose for the appointment, and to define the powers, duties and functions of a Labour Commissioner and inspectors; to establish for that purpose a Labour Advisory Council, a Labour Court, district labour courts and a Wages Commission; to provide for the constitution, and to define the powers, duties and functions of the said Labour Advisory Council, Labour Court, district labour courts and Wages Commission; and to provide for the health, safety and welfare of employees at work; and to provide for incidental matters.
11 June 1996Not yet reviewedNo. 6 of 1996 Labour Act.pdf To amend the Export Processing Zones Act, 1995, so as to provide that the Labour Act, 1992, shall be applicable in an export processing zone, sub- ject to certain modifications and exceptions; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
18 June 2001Not yet reviewed No. 6 of 2001 Labour Amendment Act.pdf To amend the Labour Act, 1992, so as to provide for certain matters relating to the Namibia Defence Force and the Namibian Police Force.
21 December 2007Not yet reviewed No. 6 of 2007 Affirmative Action (Employment) Amendment Act.pdf To amend the Affirmative Action (Employment) Act, 1998, so as to provide for additional powers for the Employment Equity Commission; the delegation of powers to certain persons; the appointment of more than one review officer for a report; the continued submission of affirmative action plans; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
14 July 2011Not yet reviewed No. 8 of 2011 Employment Service Act.pdf To provide for the establishment of the National Employment Service; to impose reporting and other obligations on certain employers and institutions; to provide for the licensure and regulation of private employment agencies; and to deal with matters incidental thereto.
6 August 1993Not yet reviewed No. 9 of 1993 National Welfare Amendment Act.pdf To amend the National Welfare Act, 1965, so as to change the name of the National Welfare Board of South West Africa to the National Welfare Board of Namibia; to amend the definitions; to repeal the provisions providing for the registration of, and control over, social workers; to adjust its provisions in view of the independence of Namibia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
21 December 2007Not yet reviewed No. 11 of 2007 Labour Act.pdf To consolidate and amend the labour law; to establish a comprehensive labour law for all employers and employees; to entrench fundamental labour rights and protections; to regulate basic terms and conditions of employment; to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees; to protect employees from unfair labour practices; to regulate the registration of trade unions and employers’ organisations; to regulate collective labour relations; to provide for the systematic prevention and resolution of labour disputes; to establish the Labour Advisory Council, the Labour Court, the Wages Commission and the labour inspectorate; to provide for the appointment of the Labour Commissioner and the Deputy Labour Commissioner; and to provide for incidental matters.
22 November 2004Not yet reviewed No. 15 of 2004 Labour Act.pdf To consolidate and amend the labour law; to establish a comprehensive Labour Law for all employers and employees; to entrench fundamental labour rights and protections; to regulate basic terms and conditions of employment; to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees; to protect employees from unfair labour practices; to regulate the registration of trade unions and employers’ organisations; to regulate collective labour relations; to provide for the systematic prevention and resolution of labour disputes; to establish the Labour Advisory Council, the Labour Court, the Wages Commission and the labour inspectorate; to provide for the appointment of the Labour Commissioner and the Deputy Labour Commissioner; and to provide for incidental matters.
3 September 1998Not yet reviewedNo.16 of 1991 Namibia Red Cross Act.pdf To achieve equal opportunity in employment in accordance with Article 10 and Article 23 of the Namibian Constitution; to provide for the establishment of the Employment Equity Commission; to redress through appropriate affirmative action plans the conditions of disadvantage in employment experienced by persons in designated Groups arising from past discriminatory laws and practices; to institute procedures to contribute towards the elimination of discrimination in employment; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
28 November 1991Not yet reviewedNo.20 of 1994 National Welfare Amendment Act.pdf To accord recognition to the Namibia Red Cross Society as the only Red Cross Society in Namibia; to prohibit the unauthorised use of the name or emblem of the Red Cross or Red Crescent; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
23 September 1994Not yet reviewedNo. 29 of 1998 Affirmative Action (Employment) Act.pdf To amend the National Welfare Act, 1965, so as to correct the designation of the Directorate of Social Services in the definition of "Director of Social Services"; to repeal the provision requiring that only registered social workers may be appointed as professional welfare officers in the Public Service; and to provide for mat- ters incidental thereto.
30 November 1994Not yet reviewedNo.34 of 1994 Social Security Act.pdfTo provide for the establishment, constitution and powers duties and functions of the Social Security Commission; to provide for the payment of maternity leave benefits, sick leave benefits and death benefits to employees and to establish for that purpose the Maternity Leave, Sick Leave and Death Benefit Fund; to provide for the payment of medical benefits to employees and to establish for that purpose the National Medical Benefit Fund; to provide for the payment of pension benefits to retired employees and to establish for that purpose the National Pension Fund; to provide for the funding of training schemes for disadvantaged, unemployed per- sons and to establish for that purpose the Development Fund; and to provide for incidental matters.

Ministry of Lands Reform

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
30 November 1994Not yet reviewedNo. 1 of 2014 Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Amendment Act.pdf To amend the Registration of Deeds in Rehoboth Act, 1976, so as to redefine "Minister"; to remove the requirement that a certain document issued by the Rehoboth Baster Community be lodged with the Registrar of Deeds as a prerequisite for the registration of transfer of land; to make other provision in relation to the furnishing of proof of the payment of taxes and other moneys; to provide that charges payable under the Act shall be paid into the State Revenue Fund; to validate the transfer of land effected in the deeds registry of Rehoboth without submission of certain prescribed documents; to amend section 78 of the Local Authorities Act, 1992; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
6 December 1993Not yet reviewedNo. 2 of 2001 Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Second Amendment Act.pdfTo regulate the survey of land; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
6 December 1993Not yet reviewedNo. 2 of 2009 Sectional Titles Act.pdfTo provide for the establishment of a Namibian Council for Professional Land Surveyors, Technical Surveyors and Survey Technicians, and for its powers and functions; to provide for the registration of professional land surveyors, apprentice land surveyors, technical surveyors, apprentice technical surveyors, survey technicians and apprentice survey technicians, and to regulate their qualification, professional conduct and practice; and to provide for other matters connected there- with.
6 December 1996Not yet reviewedNo. 4 of 2012 Flexible Land Tenure Act.pdfTo amend the Deeds Registries Act, 1937, and the Deeds Registries Amendment Act, 1995, so as to substitute certain expansions.
8 September 1995Not yet reviewedNo. 5 of 2002 Communal Land Reform Act.pdfTo amend the Professional and Land Surveyors', Technical Surveyors' and Survey Technicians' Act, 1993 so as to provide for the authorization of certain persons to practise as professional land surveyors, technical surveyors or survey technicians in the public service; to deem certain professional land surveyors and technical surveyors registered in Namibia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
5 July 2000Not yet reviewedNo. 6 of 1995 Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act.pdfTo amend the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, 1995 so as to insert certain definitions; to provide for the establishment and administration of the Land Acquisition and Development Fund; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
23 December 2005Not yet reviewedNo. 7 of 2012 Property Valuers Profession Act.pdfTo repeal certain provisions of the Native Administration Proclamation, 1928 and the whole of the Administration of Estates (Rehoboth Giblet) Proclamation, 1941 the effect of which are to provide in an unfair discriminatory manner for different systems of dealing with the administration of estates of certain deceased persons based on race or ethnic origin; to make provision that the Administration of Estates Act, 1965 governs the administration of the liquidation and distribution of all deceased estates, whether testate or intestate; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
11 December 2001Not yet reviewedNo. 8 of 2013 Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Amendment Act.pdf11 December 2001 To amend the Administration of Estates Act, 1965, so as to provide that various amounts of money referred to in the Act be prescribed; to increase the fines imposed under the Act; and to provide for incidental matters.
3 November 2003Not yet reviewedNo. 11 of 2005 Communal Land Reform Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, 1995 so as to expand the definition of" owner" to include certain persons acting in a representative capacity; to further regulate the circumstances in which agricultural land may be acquired for purposes of land reform; and to make provision for incidental matters.
24 December 2013Not yet reviewedNo. 13 of 2002 Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Communal Land Reform Act, 2002, so as to insert certain definitions; to restrict foreign nationals from acquiring customary land rights in communal areas; to provide for the granting of occupational land rights in respect of portions of communal land to institutions providing public services; and to provide for incidental matters.
11 November 2002Not yet reviewedNo. 13 of 2013 Communal Land Reform Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, 1995, so as to define or further define certain expressions; to provide for the reconstitution of the Commission; to extend the grounds for the vacation of office of members of the Commission; to further regulate the procedure at meetings of the Commission; to further regulate the constitution and functions of committees of the Commission; to provide for the payment of remuneration to members of committees of the Commission and certain other persons; to further provide for administrative assistance to the Commission; to provide that the passing to another person of the controlling interest in a company or close corporation owning agricultural land be deemed to be an alienation of such land and to provide for such passing of the controlling interest to be void without a certificate of waiver having been first obtained; to restrict the exemptions applicable to the State's referent right to purchase agricultural land; to provide that an offer to sell agricultural land to the State may be withdrawn and to provide for the period within which such offer may be so withdrawn; to provide that the Minister and the owner of agricultural land offered to the State may agree to extend the period within which certain acts related to such offer are to be performed; to regulate the period of validity of certificates of waiver; to provide for a right of appeal against the decision of the Minister in certain circumstances; to repeal provisions relating to the purchase of farming units by lessees and the outright sale of farming units to qualified persons; to further regulate the power to enter and inspect farming units; to impose a duty on the Registrar of Companies and the Registrar of Close Corporations to in certain circumstances report changes in the controlling interest of companies and close corporations owning agricultural land; to criminalise the sale of agricultural land to foreign nationals and certain nominee owners without the consent of the Minister; to extend the exemptions applicable to the acquisition of agricultural land by foreign nationals; to provide for the payment of certain expenses from the Fund; and to substitute certain expressions; to amend the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Second Amendment Act, 2001, so as to amend the short title of the said Act; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
21 November 2005Not yet reviewedNo. 14 of 2003 Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Communal Land Reform Act, 2002, so as to define or redefine certain expressions; to incorporate certain portions of alienated State land as part of existing communal land areas; to replace an incorrect reference in the description of the Damaraland Communal Land Area; and to provide for incidental matters.
16 May 2013Not yet reviewedNo. 15 of 2001 Administration of Estates Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, 1995, so as to make provision for making regional governors members of Land Reform Advisory Commission committees; and to deal with incidental matters.
9 June 2012Not yet reviewedNo. 15 of 2005 Estates and Succession Amendment Act.pdfTo provide for the establishment of the Namibian Council for Property Valuers Profession; to provide for the registration of professional valuers, associate professional valuers, valuers in training, student valuers in training and specified categories in the property valuation profession; and to provide for incidental matters.
15 February 1995Not yet reviewedNo.16 of 1995 Professional Land Surveyors', Technical Surveyors' and Survey Technicians' Amendment Act.pdfTo provide for the acquisition of agricultural land by the State for the purposes of land reform and for the allocation of such land to Namibian citizens who do not own or otherwise have the use of any or of adequate agricultural land, and foremost to those Namibian citizens who have been socially, economically or educationally disadvantaged by past discriminatory laws or practices; to vest in the State a preferent right to purchase agricultural land for the purposes of the Act; to provide for the compulsory acquisition of certain agricultural land by the State for the purposes of the Act; to regulate the acquisition of agricultural land by foreign nationals; to establish a Lands Tribunal and determine its jurisdiction; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
25 July 2002Not yet reviewedNo. 16 of 2000 Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Amendment Act.pdfTo provide for the allocation of rights in respect of communal land; to establish Communal Land Boards; to provide for the powers of Chiefs and Traditional Authorities and boards in relation to communal land; and to make provision for incidental matters.
14 May 2012Not yet reviewedNo.22 of 1996 Deeds Registries Further Amendment Act.pdfTo create new forms of title to immovable property; to create a register for these forms of title and registrars to register these forms of title; to provide for the nature of the rights conferred by these forms of title; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
22 April 2009Not yet reviewedNo.32 of 1993 Professional Land Surveyors', Technical Surveyors'and Survey Technicians Act.pdfTo provide for the division of buildings into sections and common property and the acquisition of separate ownership in sections coupled with joint ownership in common property, the control of certain rights attaching to separate ownership in sections and joint ownership in common property, the transfer of ownership of sections and the registration of sectional mortgage bonds over, and real rights in, sections, the conferring and registration of rights in, and the disposal of, common property; the establishment of bodies corporate to control common property and for that purpose to apply rules; to establish the Sectional Titles Regulation Board; and to provide for incidental matters.
10 April 2001Not yet reviewedNo.33 of 1993 Land Survey Act.pdfTo amend the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, 1995 so as to insert a certain definition; to further regulate the appropriation of the moneys of the Fund; to provide for a further restriction on the transfers of agricultural land; to make provision for further matters relating to the imposition and collection of land tax; to provide for the delegation of powers and the assignment of duties; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
12 March 2014Not yet reviewedNo.35 of 1994 Registration of Deeds in Rehoboth Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, 1995, so as to insert a certain definition; to provide for further situations where the State has the right of preference to purchase land; to provide for a negotiating committee on purchase prices; and to provide for incidental matters.

Ministry of Mines & Energy

Cabinet Decision and Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/ Rationale of Policy/ Stategies
19 March 1991Not yet reviewedNo. 2 of 1991 Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act.pdfTo provide for the reconnaissance, exploration, production and disposal of, and the exercise of control over, petroleum; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
29 March 1993Not yet reviewedNo. 2 of 1991 Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act.pdf To amend the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, 1991, so as to provide for agreements to be concluded between the Minister of Mines and Energy and licence holders relating to training programmes and contributions to the Petroleum Training and Education Fund; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
24 January 2000Not yet reviewedNo. 2 of 1993 Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Amendment Act.pdf To provide for the establishment and functions of the Electricity Control Board; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
28 February 2000Not yet reviewedNo. 2 of 2000 Electricity Act.pdf To amend the Petroleum Products and Energy Act, 1990, so as to grant more comprehensive powers to the Minister of Mines and Energy to make regulations, more particularly relating to the import, supply, storage, possession and sale of petroleum products, the licensing of and conducting of business by wholesalers, resellers and consumer installation operators, the application of health, hygiene, safety and environmental standards and requirements, and minimum specifications as regards standards of facilities, structures and equipment and restrictions on the sale and use of petroleum products; to provide for reasonable and just contractual rules and principles in the petroleum industry; to provide for increased penalties for contravention in certain cases of the regulations and the Act; and to provide for incidental matters.
2 April 2012Not yet reviewedNo. 3 of 2012 Geoscience Professions Act.pdf To provide for the establishment, constitution, powers and functions of the Geoscience Council of Namibia; to provide for the registration of geoscientists; to specify the education and training and qualifications of persons practising the geoscience professions; to provide for control over the practising of geoscience professions; and to provide for incidental matters.
26 September 2007Not yet reviewedNo. 4 of 2007 Electricity Act.pdf To establish the Electricity Control Board and provide for its powers and functions; to provide for the requirements and conditions for obtaining licences for the provision of electricity; to provide for the powers and obligations of licensees; and to provide for incidental matters.
24 April 2005Not yet reviewedNo. 5 of 2005 Atomic Energy and Radiation Protection Act.pdf 24 April 2005 To provide for adequate protection of the environment and of people in current and future generations against the harmful effects of radiation by controlling and regulating the production, processing, handling, use, holding, storage, transport and disposal of radiation sources and radioactive materials, and controlling and regulating prescribed non-ionising radiation sources; to establish an Atomic Energy Board and to provide for its composition and functions; to establish a National Radiation Protection Authority; to amend the Hazardous Substances Ordinance, 1974 (Ordinance No. 14 of 1974); and to provide for related matters.
14 December 2008Not yet reviewedNo. 8 of 2008 Minerals (Prospecting and Mining) Amendment Act.pdf 14 December 2008 To amend the Minerals (Prospecting and Mining) Act, 1992, to ensure that the levying of certain royalties is authorised; to remove restrictions on maximum rates of royalties that may be charged; and to authorise the imposition of a windfall royalty and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
22 September 1997Not yet reviewedNo. 11 of 1997 Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Amendment Act.pdf To amend the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, 1992, so as to empower the Minister of Mines and Energy to exempt holders of exploration or production licences from any one or more of the provisions of section 38(2), and to make regulations relating to the health, safety and welfare of persons employed or performing work, at or in the vicinity of exploration and production areas, and for the protection of other persons, property, structures, the environment and natural resources; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
20 August 1990Not yet reviewedNo. 13 of 1990 Petroleum Products and Energy Act.pdf 20 August 1990 To provide measures for the saving of petroleum products and an economy in the cost of the distribution thereof, and for the maintenance of a price therefor; for control of the furnishing of certain information regarding petroleum products; and for the rendering of services of a particular kind, or services of a particular standard, in connection with motor vehicles; for the establishment of the National Energy Fund and for the utilization thereof; for the establishment of the National Energy Council and the functions thereof; for the imposition of levies on fuel; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
30 September 1999Not yet reviewedNo. 13 of 1999 Diamond Act.pdf To provide for the establishment of a board to be known as the Diamond Board of Namibia; to define the objects and the powers, duties and functions of the said Board; to provide for the establishment of a fund to be known as the Diamond Board Fund; to provide for the establishment of a fund to be known as the Diamond Valuation Fund; to provide for the management and control of the said Funds; to provide for control measures in respect of the possession, the purchase and sale, the processing and the import and export of diamonds; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
21 December 2003Not yet reviewedNo. 16 of 2003 Petroleum Products and Energy Amendment Act.pdf To amend the Petroleum Products and Energy Act, 1990 (Act No. 13 of 1990), so as to further define certain words and expressions; to empower the Minister to make regulations regarding the National Energy Council, National Energy Fund and approved agencies; to make provision for certain moneys to be paid into and to be expended from the National Energy Fund and the manner in which moneys in the Fund shall be dealt with; to provide for accounting records to be kept and for budgeting of the National Energy Fund; to provide for annual reporting on the National Energy Fund; to extend the functions of the National Energy Council; to further regulate the payment of remuneration and allowances of members of the National Energy Council and committees of that Council; to provide for the disclosure of interest by members of the National Energy Council and committees of that Council; to provide for the appointment of a Manager: National Energy Council and designation of staff members; to make provision for levies on different energy sources and for the funding of approved agencies; to exclude personal liability of persons involved in the performance of functions under the Petroleum Products and Energy Act, 1990; to amend the long title of the Petroleum Products and Energy Act; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
4 September 1998Not yet reviewedNo.19 of 1996 Minerals Development Fund of Namibia Act.pdf To amend the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, 1991, so as to make provision for the extension of the duration of exploration licences; to further regulate the obligation of holders of exploration licences in terms of the terms and conditions of any such licences; to rectify the provisions of section 41 in relation to discoveries which are of commercial interest; to provide for the submission of decommissioning plans together with applications for production licences; to make different provision for the royalty payable on petroleum in respect of licences issued after the commencement of this Act; to further regulate the annual charges payable by holders of exploration and production licences; and to provide for the decommissioning of facilities on the cessation of production operations; to amend the Petroleum Taxation Act, 1991, so as to reduce the rate of petroleum income tax; to provide for the allowance of deductions in respect of annual contributions to trust funds established for purposes of decommissioning of facilities in certain areas; to levy tax on surplus amounts in such trust funds; to provide for the allowance of deductions in respect of exploration expenditure incurred in any one or more other licence areas where no gross income was received; to make other provision for additional profits tax payable by the holders of production licences issued after a certain date; and to make further provision for the modification of Part III by virtue of terms and conditions contained in a petroleum agreement in relation to participation by the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia in exploration or production operations; and to provide for incidental matters.
26 July 1996Not yet reviewedNo. 24 of 1998 Petroleum Laws Amendment Act.pdf To provide for the establishment and control of the Minerals Development Fund of Namibia and for matters connected therewith.
18 September 1992Not yet reviewedNo.27 of 1992 Petroleum Matters (Amendment and Validation) Act.pdf 18 September 1992 To amend the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, 1991 and the Petroleum (Taxation) Act, 1991 so as to provide for their dates of coming into force; to validate acts or things done under the said Acts; and to provide for incidental matters.
16 November 1994Not yet reviewedNo.29 of 1994 Petroleum Products and Energy Amendment Act.pdf To amend the Petroleum Products and Energy Act, 1990 so as to further regulate the powers of the Minister, and persons authorized by him or her, with regard to petroleum products; to require that retailers display the price of the petroleum products they sell; to alter the constitution of the council; to change the designation National Oil Company of Namibia to National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Pty) Ltd.; and to provide for incidental matters.
16 December 1992Not yet reviewedNo.33 of 1992 Minerals (Prospecting and Mining) Act.pdf To provide for the reconnaissance, prospecting and mining for, and disposal of, and the exercise of control over, minerals in Namibia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

Ministry of Public Enterprises

Ministry of Safety & Security

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
12 April 2010Not yet reviewed No. 2 of 2010 Prisons Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Prisons Act, 1998, so as to empower the Minister to amend the First Schedule to that Act and to substitute the First Schedule to that Act.
15 March 1999Not yet reviewed No. 3 of 1999 Police Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Police Act, 1990, so as to provide for the accountability of the Inspector-General to the Minister; to prescribe the procedure for the removal of the Inspector-General from office; to provide for a disqualification for the appointment of members; to empower the Minister to impose certain restrictions on the powers, duties and functions of members serving in a particular division of the Force; to further regulate the procedure relating to disciplinary proceedings; to increase penalties for certain offences; to provide for the submission of criminal statistics; to establish a Police Advisory Board; to provide for the establishment of municipal police services; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
7 May 2014Not yet reviewed No. 4 of 2014 Prevention and Combating of Terrorist and Proliferation Activities Act.pdfTo appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 2015.
8 June 1999Not yet reviewed No. 5 of 1999 Prisons Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Prisons Act, 1998, to correct certain references therein and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
18 June 2001Not yet reviewed No. 5 of 2001 Police Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Police Act, 1990, so as to make provision for certain requirements for persons who wish to be appointed to the Police Force.
19 April 2000Not yet reviewed No. 7 of 2000 Combating of Immoral Practices Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Combating of Immoral Practices Act, 1980, so as to extend the prohibition of sexual or indecent acts with youths and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
19 April 2000Not yet reviewed No. 8 of 2000 Combating of Rape Act.pdfTo provide for the combating of rape; to prescribe minimum sentences for rape; to provide for the abolition of the rule that a boy under the age of fourteen years is presumed incapable of sexual intercourse; to provide for the modification of certain rules of evidence applicable to offences of a sexual or indecent nature; to impose special duties on prosecutors in criminal proceedings relating to sexual offences; to impose special duties on members of the police in respect of certain bail applications; to amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to insert a certain definition; to make provision for the rights of a complainant of rape in bail proceedings; to further regulate the granting of bail to persons charged with rape; to further regulate the circumstances in which certain criminal proceedings shall not take place in open court; to extend the prohibition of the publication of certain information relating to certain offences; to further regulate the admissibility of evidence relating to similar offences by an accused; and to further regulate the admissibility of evidence relating to the character of a complainant of rape or an offence of an indecent nature; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
22 August 2005Not yet reviewed No. 9 of 2005 Transfer of Convicted Offenders Act.pdfTo make provision for the mutual transfer of sentenced offenders between Namibia and foreign States for the purpose of serving their sentences of imprisonment; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
20 July 2012Not yet reviewed No. 9 of 2012 Correctional Service Act.pdfTo provide for the establishment of the Namibian Correctional Service and for matters incidental thereto.
12 June 1998Not yet reviewed No. 17 of 1998 Prisons Act.pdfTo provide for the establishment of the Namibian Prison Service and for Matters incidental thereto.
26 November 1990Not yet reviewed No. 19 of 1990 Police Act.pdfTo provide for .the establishment, origination and administration of the Namibian Police Force; to regulate the powers and duties of the Force and to prescribe the procedures in order to secure the internal security of Namibia and to maintain law and order; to regulate the discipline, appointment, promotion and discharge of members of the Force; and to provide for incidental matters.
3 September 1998Not yet reviewed No. 23 of 1998 Second Hand Goods Act.pdfTo regulate the business of dealers in second hand goods and scrap metal, auctioneers and pawnbrokers; and to provide for. Incidental matters.
5 December 2012Not yet reviewed No.12 of 2012 Prevention and Combating of Terrorist Activities Act.pdfTo provide for the offence of terrorism and other offences connected or associated with terrorist activities; to provide for measures to prevent and combat terrorist activities; to provide for measures to give effect to international conventions, instruments and best practices concerning measures to combat terrorist activities; to provide for measures to prevent and combat the funding of terrorist activities; to provide for investigative measures concerning terrorist activities; to provide for measures to proscribe organisations that conduct terrorist activities; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of Policy/Act/StrategyPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
28 February 2012No. 1 of 2012: Industrial Property ActTo provide for the establishment of an Industrial Property Office and the ap- pointment of a Registrar of industrial property; to provide for the grant, protection and administration of patents and utility model certificates; to provide for the registration, protection and administration of industrial designs; to provide for the registration, protection and administration of trade marks, collective marks, certification marks and trade names; to provide for the registration of industrial property agents; to provide for the establishment of an Industrial Property Tribunal; and to provide for incidental matters.
3 April 2003No. 2 of 2003: Competition ActTo safeguard and promote competition in the Namibian market; to establish the Namibian Competition Commission and make provision for its powers, duties and functions; and to provide for incidental matters.
23 March 1992No.5 of 1992: Sales Tax ActTo amend and consolidate the laws on the levying of sales tax; and to provide for incidental matters.
3 April 1998No. 6 of 1998: Liquor ActTo consolidate and amend the laws relating to the control of the sale and supply of liquor; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
25 July 1994Government noticeN/A
19 July 2005No. 8 of 2005: Accreditation Board of Namibia ActTo establish the Accreditation Board of Namibia; to provide for the accreditation and conformity assessment of certain bodies in Namibia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
6 April 1995No. 9 of 1995: Export Processing Zones ActTo provide for the establishment, development and management of export processing zones in Namibia, and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
21 December 2007No. 9 of 2007: Companies Amendment ActTo amend the Companies Act, 2004, so as to relocate certain provisions in section 82 to their appropriate places to make the application of certain conditions in that section clearer; and to provide for incidental matters.
23 December 2005No. 18 of 2005: Standards ActTo provide for the promotion, regulation and maintenance of standardisation relating to the quality of commodities; to establish the Namibian Standards Institution for the purpose of acting as the authority responsible for the determining of Namibian standards; to determine the functions of the Namibian Standards Institution; to establish and constitute the Namibian Standards Council for the purpose of managing and controlling the affairs of the Namibian Standards Institution; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
19 December 1990No. 27 of 1990: Foreign Investments ActTo make provision for the promotion of foreign investments in Namibia.
19 December 2004No. 28 of 2004: Companies ActTo provide for the incorporation, management and liquidation of companies; and to provide for incidental matters.
11 April 1995No. 10 of 1995: Trades and Occupational Licences Repeal ActTo repeal the laws relating to trades and occupational licences.
4 August 1995No. 14 of 1995: Trade Metrology Amendment ActTo amend the Trade Metrology Act, 1973, so as to make provision for agreements with metrology agencies for purposes of this Act and assign certain functions to such metrology agencies; to effect certain con- sequential amendments as a result of the attainment of independence by Namibia; to provide for the adjustment of fines; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
11 August 1993No. 18 of 1993: Namibia Development Corporation ActTo provide for the establishment of the Namibia Development Corporation; to define the objects and the powers, duties and functions of the said Corporation; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
18 November 1993No. 24 of 1993: Foreign Investment Amendment ActTo amend the Foreign Investment Act, 1990, so as to provide that a law relating to natural resources or any authorisation granted thereunder for rights of exploitation of such resources may provide for more favourable treatment of Namibian citizens, and to provide that the retention outside Namibia by holders of Certificates of Status Investment of payments in foreign currency obtained from goods exported from Namibia shall be subject to the obligations of the Government of Namibia under certain monetary agreements.
16 November 1994No. 30 of 1994: Import and Export Control ActTo provide for import and export control and for matters incidental thereto.
16 November 1994No. 31 of 1994: Insurance Amendment ActTo amend the Insurance Act, 1943, so as to empower the Minister to make regulations which limit the amount which a registered insurer may invest outside Namibia and the extent to which such an insurer may invest in a particular asset or category or kind of assets in Namibia or elsewhere; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

Ministry of Veterans Affairs

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of Document
30 April 2008Not AvailableNo. 2 of 2008: Veterans Act, 2008.To define the responsibilities of the Minister in relation to veterans affairs; to provide for the establishment of a Veterans Fund for the provision of assistance to veterans and dependants of veterans; to provide for the registration of veterans and dependants of living or deceased veterans; to provide for the establishment of projects for the benefit of and assistance to veterans and dependants of veterans; to provide for the integration of pension benefits of veterans; to provide for the constitution and functions of the Veterans Board and Veterans Appeal Board; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.Not applicable
18 April 2013Not AvailableNo.3 of 2013: Veterans Amendment Act, 2013.To amend the Veterans Act, 2008 so as to amend, insert and substitute certain definitions; to provide for veteran status to certain categories of participants in the liberation struggle; to repeal the provisions on establishment of a pension integrated scheme for veterans and to substitute it by an once- off gratuity; to provide for token of appreciation for certain categories of persons; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.Not applicable
30 September 1999Not AvailableNo. 16 of 1999: War Veterans Subvention Act, 1999To provide for the establishment of the War Veterans Trust Fund; to provide for the management and control of the said Fund; to provide for the establishment and constitution of the War Veterans Subvention Administration Board; to define the powers, duties and functions of the said Board; to provide for the registration of war veterans and dependants of deceased war veterans; to provide for the payment of subventions to war veterans and dependants of deceased war veterans; to provide for the establishment of the War Veterans Subvention Appeal Board; and to provide for incidental matters.Not applicable

Ministry of Works and Transport

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
25 February 1994No. 2 of 1994: Namibian Ports Authority Act, 1994To provide for the establishment of the Namibian Ports Authority to undertake the management and control of ports and lighthouses in Namibia and the provision of facilities and services related thereto; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
29 March 1993No.3 of 1993: Roads Amendment Act, 1993.To amend the Roads Ordinance, 1972, so as to provide for the contribution of labour and transport costs to owners, lessees or occupiers of farms for the fencing off of trunk, main and district roads crossing such farms in certain cases, and the determination of the tariff of such contributions; and to provide for incidental matters.
15 March 1999No. 4 of 1999: Road Traffic Amendment Act, 1999. To amend the Road Traffic Ordinance, 1967, to make provision for evidential breath analysis; to increase the motor vehicle licence fees, motor vehicle registration fee, motor vehicle dealer's licence fees and other miscellaneous fees; and to provide for incidental matters.
13 July 2004No. 5 of 2004: Wreck and Salvage Act, 2004.To provide for the salvage of ships, aircraft and life and the protection of the marine environment; to provide for the amendment or repeal of certain provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1951; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
27 May 1991No.6 of 1991: Air Services Amendment Act, 1991To amend the Air Services Act, 1949, so as to ad- just its provisions in view of the independence of Namibia; to entrust certain powers in relation to the licensing and control of air carriers and air services to the Transportation Commission of Namibia; to in- crease certain penalties; to amend the Road Transportation Act, 1977; and to provide for incidental matters.
21 November 2008No. 6 of 2008: Road Traffic and Transport Amendment Act, 2008.To amend the Road Traffic and Transport Act, 1999, to provide that certain appointments are not invalid due to the failure to issue a certificate of appointment; to further regulate the renewal procedure of and circumstances for the replacement of driving licences and for matters incidental thereto.
27 May 1991No.7 of 1991: Merchant Shipping Amendment Act, 1991.To amend the Merchant Shipping Act, 1951, in order to adjust its provisions in view of the independence of Namibia; and to provide for incidental matters.
8 April 1992No.9 of 1992: Civil Aviation Offences Amendment Act, 1992.To amend the Civil Aviation Offences Act, 1972, in order to extend the scope of existing offences; to provide for measures directed at the more effective control of the security of aircraft and airports; to authorize the Minister to make regulations relating to the appointment of a committee to advise the Minis- ter and interested persons as to the safety of civil aviation; the drawing-up and application of security plans; the persons who shall be responsible for the application of security measures at certain airports and in respect of certain flights made with aircraft; the administrative steps which shall precede the desig- nation of aerodromes and heliports as airports; and the part of certain expenses which shall be met by the State, and the duty of airport managements and air carriers to render available particular equipment and to employ cer- tain persons for certain purposes; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
1 July 1996No.9 of 1996: Town and Regional Planners Act. 1996.To establish a Namibian Council for Town and Regional Planners; to provide for the registration of town and regional planners and town and regional planners in training; and to provide for matters connected therewith
11 November 2002No. 11 of 2002: Roads Contractor Company Amendment ActTo amend the Roads Contractor Company Act, 1999, so as to extend the object of the Company and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
29 May 1998No. 12 of 1998: Namibian Transport Advisory Board Amendment ActTo amend the Namibian Transport Advisory Board Act, 1991 so as to extend the functions of the Namibian Transport Advisory Board; to further regulate the composition of that Board; and to make provision for incidental matters.
20 June 2000No. 12 of 2000: Namibian Ports Authority Amendment Act, 2000.To amend the Namibian Ports Authority Act, 1994, so as to reduce the number of persons to be appointed to the Authority's board of directors; to grant certain powers to the Authority in relation to the combating of pollution of the sea; to make provision for a performance agreement to be entered into between the Minister of Works, Transport and Communication and the Authority; to make further provision in connection with the transfer of the Walvis Bay port to the Authority; and to provide for incidental matters.
30 September 1999No. 14 of 1999: Roads Contractor Company Act, 1999.To provide for the incorporation of a company to undertake roads construction or maintenance; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
6 October 1999No. 17 of 1999: Roads Authority Act, 1999.To establish a Roads Authority to manage the national road network of Namibia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
19 December 1997No. 18 of 1997: Road Traffic Amendment Act, 1997.To amend the Road Traffic Ordinance, 1967, so as to increase the penalties in respect of the late licensing of motor vehicles; to provide for the implementing of a new registration and licensing system in respect of motor vehicles; and to provide for incidental matters
6 October 1999No. 18 of 1999: Road Fund Administration Act, 1999.To establish a Road Fund Administration to manage a road user charging system; to establish a Road Fund; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
19 December 1997No. 19 of 1997: Road Traffic Second Amendment Act, 1997.To amend the Road Traffic Ordinance, 1967, so as to increase the annual motor vehicle licence fees and other fees; to provide for the levy of a motor vehicle registration fee; to increase certain penalties and to provide for incidental matters.
1 December 2004No. 20 of 2004: Roads Authority Amendment Act, 2004.To amend the Roads Authority Act, 1999, so as to further regulate the term of office of directors of the board of the Roads Authority and the power of the Minister to remove a director from office; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
8 December 1999No. 22 of 1999: Road Traffic and Transport Act, 1999To provide for the establishment of the Transportation Commission of Namibia; for the control of traffic on public roads, the licensing of drivers, the registration and licensing of vehicles, the control and regulation of road transport across Namibia's borders; and for matters incidental thereto.
4 September 1998No. 25 of 1998: Airports Company Act, 1998.To provide for the incorporation of a company to undertake the operation, management and control of certain aerodromes in Namibia; to amend the Civil Aviation Offences Act, 1972; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
4 September 1998No. 27 of 1998: Aviation Amendment Act, 1998.To amend the Aviation Act, 1962, so as to define certain expressions; to make further provision in respect of the appointment of the Director: Civil Aviation and of inspectors, authorized officers and authorized persons; to make other provision in respect of the Minister's power to make regulations; to empower the Director: Civil Aviation to issue technical standards for civil aviation; and to provide for matters inci- dental thereto.
4 September 1998No. 28 of 1998: National Transport Services Holding Company Act, 1998.To provide for the incorporation of a holding company to undertake, either by itself or through any subsidiary company, transport services in Namibia or elsewhere; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
30 October 1998No. 31 of 1998: Air Services Amendment Act, 1998.To amend the Air Services Act, 1949, so as to abolish the protection of air carriers who provide satisfactory services; to delete certain matters which the Transportation Commission has to take into consideration when adjudicating an application for a licence; and to provide for matters Incidental thereto.
14 June 1991No. 10 of 1991: Aviation Amendment Act, 1991.To amend the Aviation Act, 1962, in order to adjust its provisions in view of the independence of Namibia; to provide for the appointment of a Director: Civil aviation to perform the functions of the National Transport Commission in Namibia; to make further provision for certain cargo restriction; to extend the power of the Minister to make regulations; to provide for the incorporation in the regulations of certain international aviation standards by means of a mere reference thereto in a notice issued by the Minister; and to pro- vide for matters incidental thereto.
9 June 1992No. 11 of 1992: Architects' and Quantity Surveyors' Amendment Act, 1992To amend the Architects' and Quantity Surveyors' Act, 1979, so as to adjust its provisions in view of the independence of Namibia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
22 June 1992No. 14 of 1992: Carriage By Air Amendment Act, 1992.To amend the Carriage by Air Act, 1946, in order to adjust its provisions in view of the independence of Namibia; to provide for the manner in which certain sums in francs shall for the purpose of claims against carriers be converted into currency of Namibia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
26 July 1996No. 14 of 1996: Additional Sales Levy Amendment Act, 1996.To amend the Additional Sales Duty Act, 1993, so as to assign the responsibility for carrying out the provisions of the Act to the Minister of Finance; to exempt from additional sales levy the sale or importation in certain cases of goods to be used in a manufacturing process; to provide that the amount that may be accumulated and recovered in respect of interest shall not be limited to, and may exceed, the amount of the principal debt; to amend the long title and the short title of the Act; and to provide for incidental matters.
28 November 1991No. 15 of 1991: Marine Traffic Amendment Act, 1991.To amend the Marine Traffic Act, 1981, in order to adjust its provisions in view of the independence of Namibia; and to provide for incidental matters.
26 July 1996No. 18 of 1996: Cross-Border Road Transportation Act, 1996.To make provision for the regulation of road transportation between Namibia and other countries with which Namibia has concluded cross- border road transportation agreements, and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
8 October 1996No. 20 of 1996: Road Traffic Amendment Act, 1996.To amend the Road Traffic Ordinance, 1967, so as to increase the motor vehicle licence fees; and to provide for incidental matters.
5 December 1991No. 23 of 1991: Namibian Transport Advisory Board Act, 1991.To provide for the establishment of the Namibian Transport Advisory Board and the composition and functions thereof; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
11 December 1991No. 24 of 1991: Prevention and Combating of Pollution of the Sea by Oil Amendment Act, 1991.To amend the Prevention and Combating of Pollution of the Sea by Oil Act, 1981, in order to adjust certain provisions in view of the independence of Namibia; to abolish the Oil Pollution Prevention Fund; to increase the fines that may be imposed in respect of offences; and to provide for incidental matters.
11 December 1991No. 25 of 1991: Engineering Profession Amendment Act, 1991To amend the Engineering Profession Act, 1986, in order to adjust its provisions in view of the in- dependence of Namibia; and to provide for incidental matters.
19 December 1995No. 25 of 1995: Road Traffic Amendment Act, 1995.To amend the Road 'frolic Ordinance, 1967, so as to increase the motor vehicle licence fees; and to provide for incidental matters.
21 December 1996No. 27 of 1996: Road Traffic Second Amendment Act, 1996.To amend the Road Traffic Ordinance, 1967, so as to increase the motor vehicle licence fees; and to provide for incidental matters.

Namibia Central Intelligence Service

Cabinet Decision and Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/ Rationale of Policy/ Stategies
22 September 1997Not yet reviewedNo. 10 of 1997 Namibia Central Intelligence Service Act.pdfTo define the powers, duties and functions of the Namibia Central Intelligence Service; to provide for the continued existence of an account for that Service and for the utilisation and control of moneys in such account; to regulate the administration and control of that Service; to provide for the issue of directions authorising certain actions to be taken by that Service if the security of Namibia is threatened; and to provide for incidental matters.

National Planning Commission

Cabinet Decision and Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/ Rationale of Policy/ Stategies
26 March 2013Not yet reviewedNo. 2 of 2013: National Planning Commission Act, 2013.To provide for the constitution, objectives, powers, functions and personnel of the National Planning Commission and for matters incidental thereto.
2 August 2011Not yet reviewedNo. 9 of 2011 Statistics Act.To provide for the development of the National Statistics System and provide for its components and objectives; to establish the Namibia Statistics Agency and the Board of the Namibia Statistics Agency and provide for their powers and functions; to establish the National Spatial Data Infrastructure and provide for its objectives, to establish the Committee for Spatial Data and provide for its functions; and to provide for incidental matters.
14 September 1994Reviewed and replaced by NPC Act (Act No.2 of 2013)No.15 of 1994 National Planning Commission Act.To provide for the membership, powers, functions and personnel of the National Planning Commission and matters incidental thereto.

Office of the Auditor General

Cabinet Decision and Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/ Rationale of Policy/ Stategies
17 October 2013Not yet reviewedNo. 10 of 2013: Public Accountants̓ and Auditors̓ Amendment Act, 2013.To amend the Public Accountants’ and Auditors’ Act, 1951, so as to extend the period of tenure of office of members of the Public Accountants’ and Auditors’ Board; and to provide for incidental matters.
10 September 1994Not yet reviewedNo.10 of 1994 Public Accontants' and Auditors' Amendment Act.pdfTo amend the Public Accountants' and Auditors' Act, 1951 so as to define certain expressions; to make different provision for the composition of the Public Accountants' and Auditors' Board; to validate certain acts done by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia since the date of Namibia's independence in the name of the Public Accountants' and Auditors' Board; and to provide for incidental matters.

Office of the Ombudsman

Cabinet Decision and Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/ Rationale of Policy/ Stategies
6 June 1990Not yet reviewed No. 7 of 1990 Ombudsman Act.pdfTo define and prescribe the powers, duties and functions of the Ombudsman, and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

Office of the President

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
27 March 1990Not yet reviewedNo. 1 of 1990: National Coat of Arms of the Republic of Namibia Act, 1990.To determine a National Coat of Arms for the Republic of Namibia; and to provide for incidental matters.
6 June 1990Not yet reviewedNo. 4 of 1990: Assignment of Powers Act, 1990.To empower the President of the Republic of Namibia to establish departments and other administrative divisions and to assign the administration of certain laws to the Prime Minister or any Minister; to provide for the temporary performance of the Prime Minister's or a Minister's functions of office by another Minister; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
6 June 1990Not yet reviewedNo. 6 of 1990: Special Advisers and Regional Representatives Appointment Act, 1990.To provide for the appointment of persons as Special Advisers to the Cabinet or Ministers; and of regional representatives; the powers, duties and functions of such persons; and matters connected therewith.
23 April 2010Not yet reviewedNo. 7 of 2010: Namibian Constitution Second Amendment Act, 2010.To amend the Namibian Constitution so as to extend a waiting period required for acquiring Namibian citizenship by marriage from a period of not less than two years to a period of not less than ten years of ordinarily residing in Namibia as spouse subsequent to such marriage; to extend a waiting period required for non-Namibian citizens who may apply for Namibian citizenship by naturalisation from a period of not less than five years to a period of not less than ten years of continuous residence in Namibia; to decrease the limit of tenure of members of the National Council from six years to five years; to subject the appointment of non-Namibian citizens as judges to a fixed term contract of employment; to delete the word “corruption” from the functions of the Ombudsman; to insert an Article on Anti-Corruption Measures; to decrease the term of office of members of Management Committee from three years to two years and six months; to substitute the terms “correctional service” and “Commissioner-General of Correctional Service” for the terms “prison service” and “Commissioner of Prisons”; and to provide for incidental matters.
18 November 2010Not yet reviewedNo. 15 of 2010: Special Advisors and Regional Governors Appointment Amendment Act, 2010.To amend the Special Advisors and Regional Representatives Act, 1990, in order to provide for the appointment of regional governors and for matters incidental thereto.
1 December 2004Not yet reviewedNo. 16 of 2004: Public Holidays Amendment Act, 2004.To amend the Public Holidays Act, 1990, so as to provide for the Day of the Namibian Women and International Human Rights Day as a public holiday; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
23 December 2005Not yet reviewedNo. 16 of 2005: Conferment of Status of Founding Father of the Namibian Nation Act, 2005.To provide for the conferment on the first President of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency Dr Sam Nujoma, of the status of Founding Father of the Namibian Nation; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
27 October 1990Not yet reviewedNo. 17 of 1990: Presidential Emoluments and Pension Act, 1990.To provide for the salary and allowances payable to the President; for medical aid benefits for the President, former Presidents and their surviving spouses; for the payment of pensions to former Presidents and their surviving spouses; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
06 December 1990Not yet reviewedNo. 26 of 1990: Public Holidays Act, 1990.To provide for public holidays and for incidental matters.
7 December 1998Not yet reviewedNo. 34 of 1998: Namibian Constitution First Amendment Act, 1998.To amend the Namibian Constitution so as to provide that the first President of Namibia may hold office as President for three terms and to provide for incidental matters.
5 November 2012Not yet reviewedGovernment NoticeThe following Act which has been passed by the Parliament and signed by the President in terms of the Namibian Constitution is hereby published in terms of Article 56 of that Constitution.
Not yet reviewedNo. 11 of 2012: Conferment of National Honours Act, 2012.To establish a National Honours Advisory Committee to advise the President of the Republic of Namibia when exercising his or her discretion to confer honours, and to provide for incidental matters.
5 December 1991Not yet reviewedNo. 20 of 1991: National Anthem of the Republic of Namibia Act, 1991.To determine the National Anthem of the Republic of Namibia; to empower the President to make regulations in respect of the use thereof; and to provide for incidental matters.
16 December 1992Not yet reviewedNo. 32 of 1992: Development Brigade Corporation Act, 1992.To provide for the establishment of the Development Brigade Corporation, a corporation with the object to engage in agricultural and other business activities for the purpose of providing training and skills development opportunities to unemployed persons; to determine the powers, duties and functions of the Corporation and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

Office of the Prime Minister

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
29 August 2006No. 2 of 2006: State-owned Enterprises Governance Act, 2006.To make provision for the efficient governance of State-owned enterprises and the monitoring of their performances; to make provision for the restructuring of State-owned enterprises; to establish the State-owned enterprises Governance Council and define its powers, duties and functions; and to make provision for incidental matters
22 February 1994No.3 of 1994: Namibian Time Act, 1994.To differentiate the standard time of Namibia for the summer periods and winter periods; and to pro- vide for matters incidental thereto.
6 October 2008No. 5 of 2008: State-owned Enterprises Governance Amendment Act, 2008.To amend the State-owned Enterprises Governance Act, 2006 so as to make different provision for the date with effect from which the constitution of the boards of State-owned enterprises and the appointment of members of such boards must be effected in accordance with the provisions of that Act; to validate the appointment of certain members of such boards purported to have been made in accordance with the provisions of any law or any constituent document or memorandum of association and articles of association pertaining to the State-owned enterprise which have been repealed or amended by the State-owned Enterprise Governance Act, 2006; to impose on the boards of State-owned enterprises an obligation to submit for approval to the portfolio Minister within a specifi ed time a statement on investment policies, standards and procedures of the State- owned enterprise; and to provide for incidental matters.
23 June 2010No. 10 of 2010: Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management Act, 2010.To provide for the establishment of the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management, and to provide for its administration and control of its affairs and the regulation of its activities; and to provide for incidental matters.
30 October 1998No. 33 of 1998: Public Service Amendment Act, 1998.To amend the Public Service Act, 1995, so as to designate the Electoral Commission established by the Electoral Act, 1992, as an agency.
1 August 2012No. 10 of 2012: Disaster Risk Management Act, 2012.To provide for the establishment of institutions for disaster risk management in Namibia; to provide for an integrated and coordinated disaster management approach that focuses on preventing or reducing the risk of disasters, mitigating the severity of disasters, emergency preparedness, rapid and effective response to disasters and post-disaster recovery; to provide for declarations of national, regional and local disasters; to provide for the establishment of the National Disaster Management Risk Fund; and to provide for incidental matters.
24 July 1995No. 13 of 1995: Public Service Act, 1995.To provide for the establishment, management and efficiency of the Public Service, the regulation of the employment, conditions of service, discipline, retire-ment and discharge of staff members in the Public Service, and other incidental matters.
December 2012 FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE ACT 13 OF 2012To to provide for the establishment of the Financial Intelligence Centre as the national centre responsible for collecting, requesting, receiving and analysing suspicious transaction reports and suspicious activity reports which may relate to possible money laundering or the financing of terrorism; to provide for the objects, powers and functions of the Centre; to provide for the combating of money laundering and financing of terrorism activities; to provide for the establishment of the Anti-Money Laundering and Combating of the Financing of Terrorism Council, and for its functions; to provide for the registration of accountable and reporting institutions; to provide for the powers and functions of the supervisory bodies; to empower the Minister to appoint an appeal board to hear and decide appeals against decisions of the Centre or supervisory bodies; and to provide for incidental matters.
2012 Flexible Land Tenure Act 2012To create new forms of title to immovable property; to create a register for these forms of title and registrars to register these forms of title; to provide for the nature of the rights conferred by these forms of title; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
April 1992 National Pension Act 10 of 1992To provide for national pensions to be paid to aged, blind and disabled persons; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
June 1990 Public Service Commission Act No. 2 of 1990To provide for the establishment of a Public Service Commission in pursuance of the provisions of Chapter 13 of the Namibian Constitution; the powers, functions and duties of the Commission; tenure of office, remuneration and other conditions of service of members of the Commission; the removal from office of and the vacation of office by, those members; the exercising, performance and delegation of the powers and functions of the Commission; the appointment and duties of staff of the Commission; and matters incidental thereto.
September 2014 Namibia Students FinancialTo amend the Namibian Student Financial Assistance fund Act 2000,so as to ammend certain definition and insert new definitions to provide for objects of Acts,to make further provisions relating to the approval of institution s of higher education and to provide for incidental matters
August 2015 Namibia University of science and TechnologyTo establish the Namibian University of Science and techology ,to provide for its consititution and objects ,to provide for administration and control of its affairs and regulations of its activities and to provide for incidental matters
December 2004 Research,science and TechnologyTo provide for the promotion ,coordination and development of research ,science and technology in namibia ,to establish the national commission on research science and technology and the national research ,science and technology fund and provide for incidental matters

Public Service Commission

Cabinet Decision and Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/ Rationale of Policy/ Stategies
5 June 1990Not yet reviewed No. 2 of 1990 Public Service Commission Act.pdf To provide for the establishment of a Public Service Commission in pursuance of the provisions of Chapter 13 of the Namibian Constitution; the powers, functions and duties of the Commission; tenure of office, remuneration and other conditions of service of members ofthe Commission; the removal from office of and the vacation of office by, those members; the exercising, performance and delegation of the powers and functions of the Commission; the appointment and duties of staff of the Commission; and matters incidental thereto.
9 June 2012Not yet reviewed No. 6 of 2012 Public Service Amendment ActTo amend the Public Service Act, 1995, so as to empower the Secretary to Cabinet to establish a disciplinary committee consisting of persons who may or may not be staff members in case of disciplinary proceedings instituted against a permanent secretary; and to deal with incidental matters.
06 December 1990Not yet reviewed No. 24 of 1990 Public Service Amendment ActTo amend the Public Service Act, 1980 (Act 2 of 1980), so as to define certain expressions; to alter the designation of departments to that of ministries; to make provision for the designation of organizational components as public offices; to designate the chief executive officers of ministries and public offices; to provide that in the appointment or promotion of persons in the public service a policy of affirmative action as contemplated in the Namibian Constitution may be implemented; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
30 October 1998Not yet reviewed No. 33 of 1998 Public Service Amendment ActTo amend the Public Service Act, 1995, so as to designate the Electoral Commission established by the Electoral Act, 1992, as an agency.
24 July 1995Not yet reviewed No.13 of 1995 Public Service ActTo provide for the establishment, management and efficiency of the Public Service, the regulation of the employment, conditions of service, discipline, retirement and discharge of staff members in the Public Service, and other incidental matters.
20 July 1996Not yet reviewed No.17 of 1996 Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament ActTo provide for the expression of the right of freedom of speech and debate in Parliament; to provide for certain privileges, immunities and powers in connection with Parliament; to provide for Committees of Privileges to investigate conduct of members; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

Ministry of Urban and Rural Development

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of Policy/Act/StrategyPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
24 April 2009write valueNo. 1 of 2009: Local Authorities Amendment Act.To amend the Local Authorities Act, 1992 so as to make further provision for the period within which the next general election and subsequent general elections for members of local authority councils must be held.
6 June 1997No.3 of 1997: Local Authorities Amendment ActTo amend the Local Authorities Act, 1992 so as to provide that the second general elections for members of local authority councils shall be conducted according to the party list system instead of the ward system; to defer the first delimitation of local authority areas into wards until after such second general elections; to further regulate the powers and duties of a delimitation commission; to empower the President to refer any matter arising from a report of a delimitation commission in relation to the delimitation of a local authority area into wards back to the commission for reconsideration; to increase the maximum number of members of which municipal councils may consist from 12 to 15; to effect a consequential amendment to the Electoral Act 1992; and to provide for incidental matters.
23 July 1993No.5 of 1993: National Housing Enterprise ActTo provide for the continued existence of a body corporate established for the purpose of providing for the housing needs of the inhabitants of Namibia; to provide for the change of its name to that of "National Housing Enterprise"; to provide for its powers, duties and functions; and to provide for mat- ters connected therewith.
22 December 2006No. 5 of 2006: Local Authorities Fire Brigade Services ActTo provide for the establishment, maintenance, utilisation, co-ordination and standardisation of fire brigade services by local authorities; and for matters connected therewith.
19 September 1997No.8 of 1997: Traditional Authorities Amendment ActTo amend the Traditional Authorities Act, 1995.
15 June 2000No. 11 of 2000: Townships and Division of Land Amendment Act, 2000To amend the Townships and Division of Land Ordinance, 1963, so as to define the expression "'area' or 'area of jurisdiction' " and to further define the expressions "local authority", "Minister" and "Permanent Secretary"; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
11 November 2002No. 12 of 2002: Regional Councils Amendment ActTo amend the Regional Councils Act, 1992, so as to insert, delete and substitute certain definitions; to substitute provisions regulating the appointment of staff members of regional councils; to repeal provisions providing for the establishment of recruitment committees and the recruitment of staff members; to replace the expression "regional officer" with the expression "chief regional officer"; and to provide for incidental matters.
13 August 2010Act No. 12, 2010 Regional Councils Amendment ActTo amend the Regional Councils Act, 1992, so as to reduce the period of office of members of regional councils; and to provide for incidental matters.
6 October 1997No. 13 of 1997: Council of Traditional Leaders ActTo provide for the establishment of the Council of Traditional Leaders and to define its powers, duties and functions; and for matters incidental thereto.
2 December 1997No. 14 of 1997: Local Authorities Second Amendment ActTo amend the Local Authorities Act, 1992 so as to extend the period within which the second general election of members of local authority councils • is to be held after the first such election which was held during December 1992.
12 November 2004No. 14 of 2004: Local Authorities Amendment ActTo amend the Local Authorities Act, 1992, so as to define "municipal police service" and to redefine "staff member"; to extend a provision relating to the powers, duties and functions of local authorities councils; to provide for the application of certain provisions of the Act; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
5 July 2000No. 15 of 2000: Town Planning Amendment ActTo amend the Town Planning Ordinance, 1954, so as to define the expressions "Deeds Registry" and "Registrar of Deeds", and to further define the expressions "local authority", "local authority area" and "Minister"; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
18 November 2010No. 16 of 2010: Second Regional Councils Amendment ActTo amend the Regional Councils Act, 1992, to provide for the separation of the office of chairperson of regional council and that of governor of the region and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
19 December 1997No. 17 of 1997: Regional Councils Amendment ActTo amend the Regional Councils Act, 1992, so as to provide for the appointment of the delimitation commission at intervals of not less than five years; to define the powers, duties and functions of the chairperson; to empower a management committee to, in the absence of its chairperson, elect any of its members to preside at a meeting; and to provide for incidental matters.
23 December 2002No. 17 of 2002: Local Authorities Amendment ActTo amend the Local Authorities Act, 1992, so as to delete and substitute certain definitions; to repeal a provision relating to the delimitation commission; to repeal a provision providing for the election of members of local authority councils according to the ward system; to extend the period within which the third general election for members of local authority councils is to be held; to further regulate the vacation of office by members of local authority councils and of management committees; to further regulate the election of chairpersons of management committees; to provide for the recovery of certain rates; to replace certain obsolete provisions; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
25 August 1998No. 21 of 1998: Townships and Division of Land Amendment ActTo amend the Townships and Division of Land Ordinance, 1963, so as to include certain townships in the First Schedule and to provide that the Minister may in respect of the erven in those townships vary the conditions of title; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
5 December 2000No. 22 of 2000: Trust Fund for Regional Development and Equity Provisions ActTo establish a Trust Fund for Regional Development and Equity Provisions and a Board of Trustees to manage the affairs of the Fund; to constitute the Board and define the powers, duties and functions thereof; and to provide for incidental matters.
21 December 2000No. 24 of 2000: Local Authorities Amendment ActTo amend the Local Authorities Act, 1992, so as to amend certain definitions and insert new definitions; to provide that the delimitation commission contemplated in the Local Authorities Act shall be the same delimitation commission as contemplated in the Regional Councils Act, 1992, and that such commission shall make recommendations to the President in relation to the changing of the boundaries oflocal authorities; to entrust to the Minister of Regional and Local Government and Housing certain powers and functions in relation to the declaration, control over, administration and functioning of local authority councils; to provide that a member of a local authority council who is guilty of contravening the code of conduct may be removed from office by the Minister; to do away with the appointment of management committees for village councils; to provide that the mayor and deputy mayor of a municipal council or town council shall be the chairperson and vice-chairperson of the municipal council or town council concerned; to add new provisions relating to the powers, duties and functions of the mayor of a local authority council; to make new provision relating to the retaining of a chief executive officer in his or her office; to amend the provisions relating to the discharge of staff members of local authority councils; to further regulate the power of local authority councils to determine charges, fees and other moneys payable to the council; to amend the provisions relating to the delegation of powers by local authority councils; to make provision for the signing of contracts on behalf of local authority cour.cils; to further regulate the limitation on the supply of water; to make provision for the actions that may be taken by the Minister if a town council or village council is unable or fails to discharge its functions adequately in relation to services; to amend the provisions relating to the sale, disposal, letting, hypothecation or encumbrance of immovable property; to further regulate the valuation of rateable property; to make provision for the duties of value’s appointed by local authority councils in relation to the information gathered and compiled by them in the performance of their functions and for the vesting of the ownership of such information and documents or other material relating thereto in the local authority council; to provide for the granting of a rebate on rates payable on certain properties; to provide for the levy of a penalty rate in respect of rateable properties which have remained unimproved for a period of two years from a certain date and the levy of double the penalty rate in respect of rateable properties which have remained unimproved for a period of five years from a certain date; to amend the provisions relating to the transfer of rateable properties; to provide that audit reports from the Auditor-General shall also be submitted to regional councils; to make provision that authorised persons may enter onto private properties for performing certain work and to define their powers; to provide that local authority councils may set reception areas aside for the construction and erection of informal housing structures and buildings; to make new provision regarding the failure by local authority councils to exercise or perform its powers, duties and functions; to provide for the delegation of powers and the assignment of functions in terms of the Act; to make provision for further matters in relation to which local authority councils may make regulations; to further provide for the adoption or amendment of model regulations by local authority councils; to provide that the Minister may make regulations relating to the entering into joint business ventures by local authority councils in order to promote economic development and job creation within their local authority areas or in order to supplement their funds, to the commercialisation of services rendered or functions or duties exercised or carried out by local authority councils and to tender board matters; to make provision for the incorporation of certain standard publications into regulations; to provide for the substitution of certain words; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
21 December 2000No. 25 of 2000: Traditional Authorities ActTo provide for the establishment of traditional authorities and the designation, election, appointment and recognition of traditional leaders; to define the powers, duties and functions of traditional authorities and traditional leaders; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
21 December 2000No. 28 of 2000: National Housing Development ActTo establish a National Housing Advisory Committee and to define the powers, duties and functions of that Committee; to provide for the establishment of Housing Revolving Funds by local authority councils and regional councils; to regulate the allocation of moneys to, and the administration of, Housing Revolving Funds; to provide for the establishment of Decentralised Build Together Committees and to define the powers, duties and functions thereof; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
21 December 2000No. 30 of 2000: Regional Councils Amendment ActTo amend the Regional Councils Act, 1992, so as to provide for the insertion and addition of new definitions; to extend the powers, duties and functions of a chairperson; to provide for the filling of casual vacancies in management committees; to provide for the establishment of recruitment committees, the exercising of their powers and the periods of and vacation of office of members of recruitment committees; to extend the powers of regional councils, including the power to make regulations; to amend references to certain sections of the Local Authorities Act, 1992; to empower the Minister to make regulations relating to the entering into joint business ventures by regional councils relating to the commercialisation of services rendered or functions or duties exercised or carried out by regional councils and relating to tender board matters; to provide for the substitution of certain words in the Act; and to provide for incidental matters.
21 December 2000No. 31 of 2000: Council of Traditional Leaders Amendment ActTo amend the Council of Traditional Leaders Act, 1997, so as to amend the definition of Traditional Authority; to insert a definition of traditional community; to amend references to the Traditional Authorities Act; to amend the provisions relating to the members of the Council; to insert provisions relating to committees of the Council; to further provide for the powers of the President relating to a matter submitted to the Council; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
30 October 1998No. 32 of 1998: Town and Regional Planners Amendment ActTo amend the Town and Regional Planners Act, 1996, so as to provide for the appointment of the first members of the Council, and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
21 December 2000No. 32 of 2000: National Housing Enterprise Amendment ActTo amend the National Housing Enterprise Act, 1993, so as to amend the definition of Minister; to amend and extend the powers of the NHE; to limit the number of directors of the board to five; to provide that provisions which relate to the performance of work by directors on behalf of the NHE and to the liability of directors for loss or damage shall also apply to alternate directors; to provide that the period of office of directors shall be three years; to provide that committees may also consist of persons other than directors; to provide for the appointment of a chairperson and the election of a vice-chairperson of a committee, and to regulate the presiding at meetings of committees; to provide that the chief executive officer of the NHE shall not be a director; to provide that minutes of meetings of the board shall be submitted to the Minister as soon as practicable after they have been approved as correct; to provide that the board shall make rules relating to the holding of and procedure at meetings of the board; to provide that dividends shall be paid to the shareholder of the NHE; to provide that the Minister may require the board to submit to him or her any report relating to the achieving of the objects of the NHE, the exercising of the powers of the NHE, the management, including the financial management, of the NHE and any other matter contemplated in this Act as the Minister may deem expedient; to extend the matters in relation to which regulations may be made; to correct certain references in the Act; and to provide for incidental matters.
21 December 2000No. 33 of 2000: Decentralisation Enabling ActTo provide for and regulate the decentralisation to regional councils and local authority councils of functions vesting in Line Ministries; and to provide for incidental matters.
11 September 1995No. 17 of 1995: Traditional Authorities ActAn act to provide for the establishment of traditional authorities, the designation and recognition of traditional leaders; to define their functions, duties and powers; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
28 August 1992No. 22 of 1992: Regional Councils ActTo establish regional councils in respect of regions determined in accordance with Article 103 of the Namibian Constitution; to provide for the election by regional councils of members of the National Council; and to define the rights, powers, duties and functions of such regional councils; and to provide for incidental matters.
28 August 1992No. 23 of 1992: Local Authorities ActTo provide for the determination, for purposes of local government, of local authority councils; the establishment of such local authority councils; and to define the powers, duties and functions of local authority counts; and to provide for incidental matters.
26 November 1993No. 27 of 1993: Town Planning Amendment ActTo amend the Town Planning Ordinance, 1954, so as to change the name of the South West African Planning Advisory Board to the Namibia Planning Advisory Board; to provide for the promulgation of an approval of a scheme by notice in the Gazette; to adjust certain provisions of the Ordinance in view of the independence of Namibia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
18 September 1992No. 28 of 1992: Townships and Division of Land Amendment ActTo amend the Townships and Division of Land Ordinance, 1963, so as to entrust to the Minister of Local Government and Housing certain powers and functions in relation to the proclamation and proclamation of townships and the extension of the boundaries of townships; to adjust certain provisions of the Ordinance in view of the independence of Namibia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
28 December 2002 Promulgation of local Authority Amendment Act,2002To amend the Local Authorities Act, 1992, so as to delete and substitute certain definitions; to repeal a provision relating to the delimitation commission; to repeal a provision providing for the election of members of local authority councils according to the ward system;etc.
22 April 2009 sectional titles act 2 of 2009To provide for the division of buildings into sections and common property and the acquisition of separate ownership in sections coupled with joint ownership in common property, the control of certain rights attaching to separate ownership in sections and joint ownership in common property, the transfer of ownership of sections and the registration of sectional mortgage bonds over, and real rights in, sections, the conferring and registration of rights in, and the disposal of, common property; the establishment of bodies corporate to control common property and for that purpose to apply rules; to establish the Sectional Titles Regulation Board; and to provide for incidental matters.
5 December 2000 trust-fund-for-regional-development-and-equity-provisions-1ee44d51fc.pdfTo establish a Trust Fund for Regional Development and Equity Provisions and a Board of Trustees to manage the affairs of the Fund; to constitute the Board and define the powers, duties and functions thereof; and to provide for incidental matters.
21 December 2000 National Housing Development Act 28 of 2000 To establish a National Housing Advisory Committee and to define the powers, duties and functions of that Committee; to provide for the establishment of Housing Revolving Funds by local authority councils and regional councils; to regulate the allocation of moneys to, and the administration of, Housing Revolving Funds; to provide for the establishment of Decentralised Build Together Committees and to define the powers, duties and functions thereof; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of Policy/Act/StrategyPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies
29 May 2009No. 3 of 2009: National Youth Council ActTo provide for the establishment of the National Youth Council and the Youth Development Fund; to provide for the management and administration of the Council and the Fund; to provide for the establishment of youth forums; to provide for the registration of youth organizations and associations as affiliates to the Council; and to provide for incidental matters.
11 July 2005No. 6 of 2005: National Youth Service ActTo provide for the establishment of the National Youth Service and the Youth Service Fund; to provide for the management and administration of the Service; to provide for recruitment to and participation in the Service; and to provide for incidental matters.
20 February 1995No. 7 of 1995: Namibia Sports ActTo establish the National Sports Commission and deter- mine its powers, duties and functions; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
13 August 2003No. 12 of 2003: Namibia Sports ActTo provide for the establishment of the Namibia Sports Commission and to provide for its powers and functions; to provide for the establishment of the Sports Development Fund; to provide for the registration and regulation of national sports bodies and national umbrella sports bodies; to provide for the doping control tests; and to provide for incidental matters.
5 July 2000No. 14 of 2000: National Art Gallery of Namibia ActTo establish a National Art Gallery of Namibia and to provide for its objects; to provide for a board of trustees of the gallery and to define the powers and functions of the board; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
19 December 2004No. 27 of 2004: National Heritage ActTo provide for the protection and conservation of places and objects of heritage significance and the registration of such places and objects; to establish a National Heritage Council; to establish a National Heritage Register; and to provide for incidental matters.
22 December 1995No. 26 of 1995: Namibia Sports Amendment ActTo amend the Namibia Sports Act, 1995, so as to provide for the appointment of the chairperson of the National Sports Commission and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
12 December 1991No. 32 of 1991: State Repudiation (Cultural 2000) ActTo provide for the repudiation of certain actions done under laws in force prior to the date of independence of Namibia by the Government or a Minister or other official of the Republic of South Africa pursuant to Article 140(3) of the Namibian Constitution; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

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1991

No. 1 of 1991 Additional Appropriation Act

No. 2 of 1991 Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act

No. 3 of 1991 Petroleum (Taxation) Act

No. 4 of 1991 Stock Theft Amendment Act

No. 5 of 1991 Criminal Procedure Amendment Act

No. 6 of 1991 Air Services Amendment Act

No. 7 of 1991 Mechant Shipping Amendment Act

No. 8 of 1991 Income Tax Amendment Act

No. 9 of 1991 Namibian Broadcasting Act

No.10 of 1991 Aviation Amendment Act

No.11 of 1991 Appropriation Act

No.12 of 1991 Second Income Tax Amendment Act

No.13 of 1991 Sales Tax Amendment Act

No.14 of 1991 Namibian Citizenship Special Conferment Act

No.15 of 1991 Marine Traffic Amendment Act

No.16 of 1991 Namibia Red Cross Act

No.17 of 1991 Attorneys Amendment Act

No.18 of 1991 Recognition of Certain Marriages Act

No.19 of 1991 Admission of Advocates Amendment Act

No.20 of 1991 National Anthem of the Republic of Namibia Act

No.21 of 1991 Prevention of Undesireable Residue in Meat Act

No.22 of 1991 Banking Institutions Amendment Act

No.23 of 1991 Namibian Transport Advisory Board Act

No.24 of 1991 Prevention and Combating of Pollution of the Sea by Oil Amendment Act

No.25 of 1991 Engineering Profession Amendment Act

No.26 of 1991 Racial Discrimination Prohibition Act

No.27 of 1991 Agricultural Bank Amendment Act

No.28 of 1991 National Fishing Corporation of Namibia Act

No.29 of 1991 Law Reform and Development Commission Act

No.30 of 1991 Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone of Namibia Amendment Act

No.31 of 1991 State Finance Act

No.32 of 1991 State Repudiation (Cultura 2000) Act

No.33 of 1991 Third Income Tax Amendment Act

1992

1993

No. 1 of 1993 Additional Appropriation Act

No. 2 of 1993 Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Amendment Act

No. 3 of 1993 Roads Amendment Act

No. 4 of 1993 Departure from Namibia Regulation Amendment Act

No. 5 of 1993 National Housing Enterprise Act

No. 6 of 1993 Inquests Act

No. 7 of 1993 Immigration Control Act

No. 8 of 1993 Appropriation Act

No. 9 of 1993 National Welfare Amendment Act

No.10 of 1993 Income Tax Amendment Act

No.11 of 1993 Additional Sales Duties Act

No.12 of 1993 Sales Tax Amendment Act

No.13 of 1993 Moratorium on the Payment of Stamp Duty or Transfer Duty in Respect of Rationalization Schemes Amendment Act

No.14 of 1993 Transfer Duty Act

No.15 of 1993 Stamp Duties Act

No.16 of 1993 Admission of Advocates Amendment Act

No.17 of 1993 Attorneys Amendment Act

No.18 of 1993 Namibia Development Corporation Act

No.19 of 1993 Stock Theft Amendment Act

No.20 of 1993 Allied Health Services Professions Act

No.21 of 1993 Medical and Dental Professions Act

No.22 of 1993 Social and Social Auxiliary Worker’s Profession Act

No.23 of 1993 Pharmacy Profession Act

No.24 of 1993 Foreign Investment Amendment Act

No.25 of 1993 Livestock Improvement Amendment Act

No.26 of 1993 Criminal Procedure Amendment Act

No.27 of 1993 Town Planning Amendment Act

No.28 of 1993 Namibia Nursing Association Act

No.29 of 1993 Council for Health and Social Services Professions Act

No.30 of 1993 Nursing Professions Act

No.31 of 1993 Dissolution of Marriages on Presumption of Death Act

No.32 of 1993 Professional Land Surveyors’, Technical Surveyors’and Survey Technicians Act

No.33 of 1993 Land Survey Act

1994

No. 1 of 1994 Walvis Bay and Off-shore Islands Act

No. 2 of 1994 Namibian Ports Authority Act

No. 3 of 1994 Namibian Time Act

No. 4 of 1994 Pension Fund Amendment Act

No. 5 of 1994 Additional Appropriation Act

No. 6 of 1994 Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Protection Act

No. 7 of 1994 Appropriation Act

No. 8 of 1994 Closed Corporation Amendment Act

No. 9 of 1994 Social and Auxiliary Worker’s Professions Amendment Act

No.10 of 1994 Public Accontants’ and Auditors’ Amendment Act

No.11 of 1994 Prevention of Undesirable Residue in Meat Amendment Act

No.12 of 1994 Stamp Duties Amendment Act

No.13 of 1994 Sales Tax Amendment Act

No.14 of 1994 Members of the National Assembly and Other Officebearers Pension Amendment Act

No.15 of 1994 National Planning Commission Act

No.16 of 1994 Medical and Dental Professions Amendment Act

No.17 of 1994 Income Tax Amendment Act

No.18 of 1994 National Vocational Training Act

No.19 of 1994 Allied Health Services Professions Amendment Act

No.20 of 1994 National Welfare Amendment Act

No.21 of 1994 Nursing Professions Amendment Act

No.22 of 1994 Pharmacy Professions Amendment Act

No.23 of 1994 Electoral Amendment Act

No.25 of 1994 Building Societies Amendment Act

No.26 of 1994 Moratorium on the Payment of Stamp Duty or Transfer Duty in Respect of Rationalization Schemes Amendment Act

No.27 of 1994 Reciprocal Service of Civil Process Act

No.28 of 1994 Enforcement of Foreign Civil Judgements Act

No.29 of 1994 Petroleum Products and Energy Amendment Act

No.30 of 1994 Import and Export Control Act

No.31 of 1994 Insurance Amendment Act

No.32 of 1994 Casinos and Gambling Houses Act

No.33 of 1994 Polytechnic of Namibia Act

No.34 of 1994 Social Security Act

No.35 of 1994 Registration of Deeds in Rehoboth Amendment Act

No.36 of 1994 Hospitals and Health Facilities Act

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1998

No. 1 of 1998 Hospitals and Health Facilities Amendment Act

No. 2 of 1998 Banking Institutions Act

No. 3 of 1998 Namibia Wildlife Resorts Company Act

No. 4 of 1998 Short-term Insurance Act

No. 5 of 1998 Long-term Insurance Act

No. 6 of 1998 Liquor Act

No. 7 of 1998 Pharmacy Profession Amendment Act

No. 8 of 1998 Social and Social Auxiliary Workers’ Professions Amendment Act

No. 9 of 1998 Medical and Dental Professions Amendment Act

No. 10 of 1998 Nursing Professions Amendment Act

No. 11 of 1998 Sales Tax Amendment Act

No. 12 of 1998 Namibian Transport Advisory Board Amendment Act

No. 13 of 1998 Income Tax Amendment Act

No. 14 of 1998 Walvis Bay and Off-Shore Islands Amendment Act

No. 15 of 1998 Allied Health Services Professions Amendment Act

No. 16 of 1998 Appropriation Act

No. 17 of 1998 Prisons Act

No. 18 of 1998 Additional Sales Levy Amendment Act

No. 19 of 1998 Security Enterprises and Security Officers Act

No. 21 of 1998 Townships and Division of Land Amendment Act

No. 22 of 1998 Namibia National Reinsurance Corporation Act

No. 23 of 1998 Second Hand Goods Act

No. 24 of 1998 Petroleum Laws Amendment Act

No. 25 of 1998 Airports Company Act

No. 26 of 1998 Racial Discrimination Prohibition Amendment Act

No. 27 of 1998 Aviation Amendment Act

No. 28 of 1998 National Transport Services Holding Company Act

No. 29 of 1998 Affirmative Action (Employment) Act

No. 30 of 1998 Electoral Amendment Act

No. 31 of 1998 Air Services Amendment Act

No. 32 of 1998 Town and Regional Planners Amendment Act

No. 33 of 1998 Public Service Amendment Act

No. 34 of 1998 Namibian Constitution First Amendment Act

No. 35 of 1998 Additional Appropriation Act

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2000

No. 1 of 2000 Usury Amendment Act

No. 2 of 2000 Electricity Act

No. 3 of 2000 Petroleum Products and Energy Amendment Act

No. 4 of 2000 Namibia Library and Information Service Act

No. 5 of 2000 Additional Appropriation Act

No. 6 of 2000 Namibia Film Commission Act

No. 7 of 2000 Combating of Immoral Practices Amendment Act

No. 8 of 2000 Combating of Rape Act

No. 9 of 2000 International Co-operation in Criminal Matters Act

No. 10 of 2000 Value-Added Tax Act

No. 11 of 2000 Townships and Division of Land Amendment Act

No. 12 of 2000 Namibia Ports Authority Amendment Act

No. 13 of 2000 Appropriation Act

No. 14 of 2000 National Art Gallery of Namibia Act

No. 15 of 2000 Town Planning Amendment Act

No. 16 of 2000 Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Amendment Act

No. 17 of 2000 Legal Aid Amendment Act

No. 18 of 2000 General Law Amendment Act

No. 19 of 2000 Medicines and Related Substances Control Amendment Act

No. 20 of 2000 Posts and Telecommunications Companies Establishment Amendment Act

No. 21 of 2000 Namibia Tourism Board Act

No. 22 of 2000 Trust Fund for Regional Development and Equity Provisions Act

No. 23 of 2000 Additional Appropriation Act

No. 24 of 2000 Local Authorities Amendment Act

No. 25 of 2000 Traditional Authorities Act

No. 26 of 2000 Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund Act

No. 27 of 2000 Marine Resources Act

No. 28 of 2000 National Housing Development Act

No. 29 of 2000 Stock Exchanges Control Amendment Act

No. 30 of 2000 Regional Councils Amendment Act

No. 31 of 2000 Council of Traditional Leaders Amendment Act

No. 32 of 2000 National Housing Enterprise Amendment Act

No. 33 of 2000 Decentralisation Enabling Act

No. 34 of 2000 Value-Added Tax Amendment Act

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2003

No. 1 of 2003 Inland Fisheries Resources Act

No. 2 of 2003 Competition Act

No. 3 of 2003 Magistrate’s Act

No. 4 of 2003 Combating of Domestic Violence Act

No. 5 of 2003 Agricultural Bank of Namibia Act

No. 6 of 2003 Appropriation Act

No. 7 of 2003 Electoral Amendment Act

No. 8 of 2003 Anti-Corruption Act

No. 9 of 2003 Maintenence Act

No. 10 of 2003 Community Courts Act

No. 11 of 2003 Income Tax Amendment Act

No. 12 of 2003 Namibia Sports Act

No. 13 of 2003 Medicines and Related Substances Control Act

No. 14 of 2003 Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Amendment Act

No. 15 of 2003 Geneva Conventions Act

No. 16 of 2003 Petroleum Products and Energy Amendment Act

No. 17 of 2003 Additional Appropriation Act

No. 18 of 2003 Payment System Management Act

No. 20 of 2003 Transfer Duty Amendment Act

No. 21 of 2003 General Law (Health Professions) Amendment Act

No. 22 of 2003 Bills of Exchange Act

No. 23 of 2003 Magistrates Amendment Act

No. 24 of 2003 Criminal Procedure Amendment Act

No. 25 of 2003 Teacher’s Education Colleges Act

No. 26 of 2003 Higher Education Act

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No. 1 of 2004 Appropriation Act

No. 2 of 2004 Law Reform and Development Commission Amendment Act

No. 3 of 2004 Council for Health and Social Services Professions Repeal Act

No. 5 of 2004 Wreck and Salvage Act

No. 6 of 2004 Social Work and Psychology Act

No. 7 of 2004 Allied Health Professions Act

No. 8 of 2004 Nursing Act

No. 9 of 2004 Pharmacy Act

No. 10 of 2004 Medical and Dental Act

No. 11 of 2004 Bank of Namibia Amendment Act

No. 12 of 2004 Value-Added Tax Amendment Act

No. 13 of 2004 Namibia Press Agency Amendment Act

No. 14 of 2004 Local Authorities Amendment Act

No. 15 of 2004 Labour Act

No. 16 of 2004 Public Holidays Amendment Act

No. 17 of 2004 Motor Vehicle Theft Amendment Act

No. 18 of 2004 Former Presidents’ Pension and Other Benefits Act

No. 19 of 2004 Stock Theft Amendment Act

No. 20 of 2004 Roads Authority Amendment Act

No. 21 of 2004 Meat Corporation of Namibia Amendment Act

No. 22 of 2004 Agricultural Bank of Namibia Amendment Act

No. 23 of 2004 Research, Science and Technology Act

No. 24 of 2004 Water Resources Management Act

No. 25 of 2004 Criminal Procedure Act

No. 26 of 2004 National Disability Council Act

No. 27 of 2004 National Heritage Act

No. 28 of 2004 Companies Act

No. 29 of 2004 Prevention of Organised Crime Act

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Electoral Commission of Namibia Policies

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies Type of Document
NOT AVAILABLENOT AVAILABLENOT AVAILABLENOT AVAILABLENOT AVAILABLE

Ministry of Mines and Energy Policies

Cabinet Decision or Date/Year of Enactment Date of Review Name of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies Supporting Documents
UnknownNot Available Draft Minerals PolicyPromote and stimulate investment in exploration and mining so as to discover new ore deposits that will lead to the development of new mines and also to maintain the existing ones…..etc.Complementarities

UnknownNot Available Draft Nucler Fuel Cycle PolicyEncourage the application of uniform practices and standards in uranium exploration, mining, milling, management of radioactive waste, protection of employees, human health and environment, transportation, export and import of nuclear materials, decommissioning closed mine sites, consistent with current national and international standards……etc. Complementarities


UnknownNot Available Minerals Policynew ore deposits that will lead to the development of new mines and also to maintain the existing ones….etc. Complementarities
May 1998Not AvailableWhite Paper on Energy PolicyThis White Paper embodies a new, comprehensive energy policy aimed at achieving security of supply, social upliftment, effective governance, investment and growth, economic competitiveness, economic efficiency and sustainability.Complementarities

Anti Corruption Commission Policies

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies Type of Document
2016NOT AVAILABLE National-Anti-Corruption-Strategy-and-Action-Plan-2016-2019 NOT AVAILABLENOT AVAILABLE

Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry Policies

Cabinet Decision or Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies Supporting Documents
June 2011Not AvailableA forest Research Strategy for Namibia 2011-2015.pdfThe forest research strategy document was formulated to address issues associated with sustainable forest management (SFM), chiefly the key drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, and core SFM issues such as natural and artificial regeneration (tree planting) of commercially exploited species. Linked to these is also the issue of value-addition to forest products, which is currently performing below its potential.Complementarities
December 2008Not Available Green Scheme Policy.pdfTo increase agriculture production and sector contribution to GDP; To promote investment in food production and agro industry; To mobilize private and public capital for investment in agriculture; To promote food security at national and household levels; To diversify agricultural production and products for the domestic and export markets; To promote research and adaptation of technology to increase productivity; To promote value addition and job creation; and To promote skills development and transfer of technology Complementarities
June 2005Not Available Namibia Draft Seed Policy.pdfThis policy addresses the challenges in the seed sector with respect to research and extension, seed imports, seed production, processing and quality control, marketing, distribution and strategic seed reserves, as well as the institutional and legal framework. Complementarities
APRIL 2009Not AvailableAgriculture, Water and Forestry/Namibia National Sanitation Strategy 2010,11 to 2014,15 (Second Draft)The strategic approach is based on key principles and recommendations developed in the WSASP and also on lessons learnt from successful and unsuccessful sanitation projects in Namibia. The proposed approach for sanitation improvement in Namibia is based on the concept of Hygiene Framework and includes four main components Complementarities
October 1995Not AvailableNational Agricultural Policy (White Paper)To help realize the national objectives of reviving and sustaining economic growth, creating employment opportunities, alleviating poverty and reducing inequalities in income, the National Agricultural Policy aims, within the limits set by the fragile ecosystem, to maintain or increase levels of agricultural productivity and to increase real farm incomes and national and household food security. The objectives of the National Agricultural Policy are to: 1. Achieve growth rates and stability in farm income, agricultural productivity and production levels that are higher than the population growth rate; 2. Ensure food security and improve nutritional status; 3. Create and sustain viable livelihood and employment opportunities in rural areas; 4. Improve the profitability of agriculture and increase investment in agriculture; 5. Contribute towards the improvement of the balance of payments; 6. Expand vertical integration and domestic value-added for agricultural products; 7. Improve the living standards of farmers and their families as well as farm workers; 8. Promote the sustainable utilization of the nation’s land and other natural resources’ and 9. Contribute to balanced rural and regional development based on comparative advantage. Complementarities
November 1997Not AvailableNational Drought Policy and StrategyThe eight objectives of the new drought policy are to: i. ensure that household food security is not compromised by drought; ii. encourage and support farmers to adopt self-reliant approaches to drought risk; iii. preserve adequate reproductive capacity in livestock herds in affected areas during drought periods; iv. ensure the continuous supply of potable water to communities, and particularly to their livestock, their schools and their clinics; v. minimise the degradation of the natural resource base during droughts; vi. enable rural inhabitants and the agricultural sector to recover quickly following drought; vii. ensure that the health status of all Namibians is not threatened by the effects of drought; viii. finance drought relief programmes efficiently and effectively by establishing an independent and permanent National Drought Fund Complementarities
AUGUST 2000Not AvailableNational Water Policy White PaperThe principles above form the foundation of the detailed policy which is divided into the following thematic areas:- Water Resources Assessment Principles; Shared Watercources Principles; Water Use and Conservation Principles; Economic and Financial Principles; Legislative and Regulatory Principles; Institutional and Community Participation Principles and Human Resources Development Principles, Complementarities
July 2008Not AvailableWater Supply and Sanitation PolicyTo improve the provision of water supply in order to: • Contribute to improved public health; • Reduce the burden of collecting water; • Promote community based social development taking the role of women into special account; • Support basic water needs; • Stimulate economic development; and • Promote water conservation. Complementarities

Ministry of Defence Policies

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies Type of Document
Not AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available

Ministry of Education Policies

Cabinet Decision or Date/Year of Enactment Date of Review Name of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies Supporting Documents
FEBRUARY 200717 August 2005 30 September 2005 31 October 2005 22 November 2005 21 February 2006 April 2006 October 2006 December 2006 Education and Training Sector Improvement Programme (ETSIP) Phase 1 2006 to 2011Inspired and guided by our national vision statement—Vision 2030—Namibia is currently Undergoing a dramatic reform of its overall national development strategy. Vision 2030 sets a very ambitious target that, by 2030, Namibia should join the ranks of high income countries and afford all its citizens a quality of life that is comparable to that of the developed world. With emphasis on enhanced quality of life for all, Vision 2030 calls for the intended rapid economic growth to be accompanied by equitable social development. These twin goals of growth with equity are to be pursued within a broader strategic framework of transforming the economy into a knowledge-based economy. Namibia is, of course, also fully cognisant of the threat to development posed by HIV and AIDS. Thus, critical national development documents, in line with the Millennium Development Goals, highlight strategic national goals as: (i) the acceleration of growth; (ii) equitable social development, including employment creation and poverty eradication, and (iii) curbing the spread of HIV and AIDS. Complementarities
January 2003First published 2003The Language Policy for Schools in Namibia Discussion DocumentThe seven-year primary education cycle should enable learners to acquire reasonable competence in English, the official language, and be prepared for English medium instruction throughout the secondary cycle. Education should promote the language and cultural identity of learners through the use of mother tongue as medium of instruction in Grades 1-3 and the teaching of mother tongue throughout formal education. Grade 4 is a transitional year in which the mother tongue plays a supportive role in the teaching. Mother tongue should be taught as a subject. Complementarities
November 2007Workplace HIV and AIDS Policy for the Education SectorEnvironment for the implementation of HIV and AIDS programmes in the workplace within the education sector. The Policy also aims to enhance commitment amongst educational institutions1 and education sector employees2 at all levels to respond effectively to HIV and AIDS in the education sector.Complementarities
15 August 200619 October 2007Draft Records Management PolicyThe draft policies and guidelines compiled in this document are components of the on-going process of policy formulation at the National Archives of Namibia to bring the records management in the Government of the Republic of Namibia in line with the requirements of Vision 2030, technological innovation, administrative efficiency and international developments in the fields of citizens’ rights and the combating of corruption.Complementarities
2008 AugustEducation Sector Policy for Orphans and Vulnerable ChildrenThe goal of this policy is to ensure that an increased number of OVC are able to access, remain in, and complete general education of good quality. The objective of this policy is to ensure that all OVC of school-going age attend school and are not deterred from full participation through lack of financial means, material or psychosocial need, stigma, discrimination or any other constraints, and to ensure that out-of school OVC are brought back into school or provided with appropriate alternative educational opportunities. Complementarities
UnknownEducation Sector Policy for the Prevention and Management of Learner PregnancyThe goal of this policy is to improve the prevention and management of learner pregnancy in Namibia, with the ultimate aim of decreasing the number of learner pregnancies and increasing the number of learner-parents who complete their education.Complementarities
12 November 2014General Education Educator Policy Second Draft The aim of this policy is to unite educators under one professional board which will be responsible for the overall governance of the teaching profession to promote quality teaching and learning in schools.Complementarities
UnknownICT Integration for Equity and Excellence in EducationThe purpose of this policy is to prepare all Namibia’s learners, students, teachers, and communities of today for the world economy of tomorrow.Complementarities
08 November 2005NAMIBIA STUDENTS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FUND (NSFAF) POLICYScheme which was designed to replace the Public Service bursary scheme whose purpose was to train people to work solely in the Civil Service. Soon after independence, the demand for new recruits in the Civil Service was significantly decreased following the integration of the various ethnic-based administrations into one national Government.Complementarities
2005Namibia Vocational Education Training (VET) Policy 1 Competent and employable workforce for a service focused and industrialised Namibia Complementarities
2013Sector Policy on Inclusive EducationThe aim of this Sector Policy on Inclusive Education is to ensure that all learners are educated in the least-restrictive education setting and in schools in their neighbourhood to the fullest extent possible. The policy contributes to pedagogical and wider educational development, and correlates with the policy directions of the National Curriculum for Basic Education, the Curriculum Framework for Inclusive Education and the Education Sector Policy for Orphans and Vulnerable Children.
March 2008Textbook PolicyThe policy goal is to direct the effective and efficient planning and management of the national selection, provision and distribution of textbooks and other LSMs so as to achieve the highest standards, best value and equity in the selection, procurement and delivery of all LSMs to assist and facilitate quality learning across the curriculum for the benefit of all learners and teachers. The overall objective of the policy is to ultimately achieve a textbook to learner ratio of 1:1 for core subjects in the first instance. At primary level this would mean eight textbooks per learner and at secondary level thirteen. Complementarities
2012 Ministry of Education Strategic Plan 2012-17.pdfThis Plan is designed to empower staff members to be more pro-active in shaping the future of the education system, and build a strong teamwork. It is also intended to strengthen the utilization of expertise within the Ministry and maximise benefits from partnerships. It would also improve communication and coordination of activities, thus reducing duplication of efforts in the Ministry.

Ministry of Environment & Tourism Policies

Cabinet Decision or Date/Year of Enactment Date of Review Name of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies Supporting Documents
June 1995Not Available Community Based Tourism PolicyActively open up opportunities for rural communities, local people and the informal sector to increase their involvement in the tourism industry, particularly in tourism planning and the running of enterprises. Ensure that rural communities, local people and the informal sector have greater access to the benefits from tourism on their land, by creating appropriate legal mechanisms and establishing appropriate incentives. Complementarities
2001Not Available Draft Tourism Policy 2001-2010The purpose of this policy is to present a vision for tourism in Namibia in the next decade, its objectives and roles of stakeholders. Successful tourism requires that all key stakeholders work together: government, private sector and NGOs. This policy aims to provide the framework for that collaboration within strategies and programs to fit within it. Complementarities
NOVEMBER, 2004Not Available Draft Wetlands PolicyThis policy strives to complement existing policy instruments regarding sustainable development and sound natural resource management in Namibia. Its implementation will provide a platform for the conservation and wise use of wetlands, thus promoting inter-generational equity regarding wetland resource utilisation. Furthermore, it facilitates the Nation’s efforts to meet its commitments as a signatory to the International Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar) and other Multinational Environmental Agreements (MEA’s). Complementarities
JANUARY 1995Not Available Environmental Assessment PolicyThis policy recognises the inherent need to incorporate adequate provisions to achieve “reduction-at-source” in the areas of pollution control and waste management.Complementarities
2011Not AvailableHIV AIDS PolicyThe aim of the policy is to provide a framework for the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to prevent, control and manage HIV/AIDS among its workforce. It is also aimed at focusing on aspects of HIV/AIDS which, if not carefully addressed, may impact negatively on the Ministry and on the wellbeing of its employees. MET recognizes the seriousness and implications of HIV/AIDS for the individual employee as well as coworkers of affected individuals.
November 2012Not AvailableNational Policy on Coastal ManagementThe National Policy on Coastal Management for Namibia aims to provide a framework to strengthen governance of Namibia’s coastal areas to realise long-term national goals defined in Vision 2030 and the more specific targets of National Development Plans, namely sustainable economic growth, employment creation, and reduced inequalities in income4. Overall, it aims to ensure that our coastal resources are protected, used and developed for increased livelihood security and sustainable economic development for all Namibians.Complementarities
November 2012Not AvailablePolicy Statement (Guidelines) for Granting of Rights to Harvest Marine ResourcesThe National Policy on Coastal Management for Namibia aims to provide a framework to strengthen governance of Namibia’s coastal areas to realise long-term national goals defined in Vision 2030 and the more specific targets of National Development Plans, namely sustainable economic growth, employment creation, and reduced inequalities in income4. Overall, it aims to ensure that our coastal resources are protected, used and developed for increased livelihood security and sustainable economic development for all Namibians.Complementarities
March 2013Not AvailableNational Policy on Filming and Photography in Protected AreasBy managing protected areas, we will leave the irreplaceable assets and the unlimited potential they possess to future generations.
September 2013Not AvailableNational policy on protected areas' neighbours and resident communitiesThis policy sets out a vision of how Namibia's protected areas can contribute not only to conservation, but also other national development goals such a s economic development.

Ministry of Finance Policies

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Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources Policies

Cabinet Decision or Date/Year of Enactment Date of Review Name of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies Supporting Documents
7 December 2001Not Available Marine RegulationsGOVERNMENT NOTICEComplementarities
JANUARY 2007Not Available National Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate IllegalActions specified under the current policy to address IUU fishing include: Development and implementation of national plans of action in support of the various FAO international plans of action, relating to, inter alia, IUU fishing, sea birds, fishing capacity and sharks. Introduction of a national satellite –based Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) to provide for real time monitoring of vessel movement and activities, and to assist in curbing IUU fishing activities within and outside the EEZ by Namibian flagged vessels. The introduction of the VMS is intended also to enable Namibia to comply with requirements by international fisheries management organisations to which Namibia is a contracting party. Enforce port state responsibilities over all vessels visiting Namibian ports and implement measures to take legal action against vessels that engage in Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing. Enforce flag state responsibilities over all vessels flying the Namibian flag in respect to national fisheries legislation as well as management and conservation measures laid down in international plans of action, conventions and agreements for the conservation of marine resources to which Namibia is a party. Complementarities
JULY 2009Not AvailablePolicy Statement (Guidelines) for Granting of Rights to Harvest Marine ResourcesThe purpose of these guidelines is to provide assistance to applicants in their quest to acquire rights to harvest marine resources and quotas in Namibian Marine waters. Notwithstanding the information given herein, each application will be treated on its merits in every respect.Complementarities

Ministry of Gender & Child Welfare Policies

Cabinet Decision or Date/Year of Enactment Date of Review Name of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies Supporting Documents
November 2008Not Available Draft National Gender PolicyTo achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women in the socio-economic, cultural and political development of Namibia.Complementarities
UnknownNot AvailableNational Policy on Orphans and other Vulnerable Childrento create a framework for protecting and promoting the well-being of all orphans and other vulnerable children; to reduce the vulnerability of orphans and other vulnerable children to HIV, to improve the provision of treatment, care and support for orphans and other vulnerable children living with HIV or AIDS and to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS on orphans and other vulnerable children and their families…..Complementarities
2010-2020Not Available National Gender Policy 2010-2020To guide actions towards the integration and mainstreaming of gender perspectives in the broad development framework, which will be in line with the objectives of NDP3, as well as the aspirations of Vision 2030Not Available
2004Not Available Namibia OVC Policy 2005To create a framework for protecting and promoting the well-being of all orphans and other vulnerable children.Not Available
2012-2016Not Available National Plan of Action on GBV - 2012-2016"To reduce the incidence of GBV and improve responses to GBVNot Available
2009Not Available A Baseline Assessment Of Human Trafficking In Namibia 2009To evaluate the existence, nature and impact of the problem within a Namibian contextNot Available
2010-2020Not Available National Gender Plan of Action (NGPA) 2010 - 2020To provide mechanisms and guidelines for all sectors and stakeholders for planning, implementing and monitoring gender equality strategies and programmes in order to ensure effective strategies for gender equality and women’s empowerment in Namibia.Not Available
2005-2015Not Available Common Wealth Plan of Action for Gender Equali ty 2005-2015 GFSRTo promote strong and dynamic partnerships in order to accelerate the achievement of gender equality through advocacy, brokering, consensus-building and sharing of knowledge, information and best practice.Not Available
Not Available Not Available GENDER AND LAW REFORM IN NAMIBIATo strengthening the flow of information about how the process works, information about what items are on the agenda, information about each stage of the decision-making process, information that makes law reform proposals more accessible to the public, information about how members of the public can influence the law reform process and information which enables Namibia to learn from the experience of other countries.Not Available
2012-20162012- May 2014 MTR 2012-2014 Multi-Sectoral Implementation of National GBV Plan of Action 2012-2016"• Identify major strategies undertaken to implement the National Plan of Action on Gender-Based Violence 2012-2016. • Highlight the role of major stakeholders in its implementation. • Identify areas of good practices in addressing gender-based violence. • Identify major gaps and challenges experienced in addressing gender-based violence. • Propose policy recommendations to strengthen the implementation of the National Plan of Action on Gender-Based Violence 2012-2016."Not Available
1995-2015Not Available Namibia Country Report Beijing + 20 (1995 - 2015)It provides a more detailed account on the review of progress; and appraises the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in Namibia. It looks at progress and achievements made during the implementation period and strategies to address remaining obstacles.Not Available

Ministry of Health & Social Services Policies

Cabinet Decision or Date/Year of Enactment Date of Review Name of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies Implementation Action Plan
October 2012Not Available Development of Social Policy Situational Analysis draft The main purpose of this document is to map the current social welfare system, to identify gaps and to chart possible ways to address the bottlenecks.
April 2008Not Available Draft of the Consolidated National Reproductive and Child Health PolicyThe overall goal of this Consolidated National Reproductive and Child Health Policy 2008 is to: Contribute to the Vision 2030 Goal on reproductive health status, which is to promote and protect the health of individual and families through the provision of adequate, acceptable, accessible, affordable and quality reproductive health services, irrespective of geographic location and socio-economic status; and Contribute to the NDP 3 (2009-2013) Goals of making quality healthcare accessible, affordable and equitable; prioritising improved access to healthcare and health facilities in previously underserved regions and targeting more resources towards the poor and urban areas. Complementarities
MARCH 2005 Not AvailableNational Malaria PolicyThe purpose of this policy is to ensure the provision of prompt, effective and safe treatment against malaria, to minimize the development of resistance and to reduce transmission of malaria.Complementarities
14TH MARCH 2007Not AvailableNATIONAL POLICY ON HIV/AIDSThe goal of the national HIV/AIDS policy is to provide a supportive policy environment for the implementation of programmes to address HIV/AIDS that reduce new infections, improve care, treatment and support and mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS – this in turn will assist with achieving vision 2030.Complementarities
Not AvailablePolicy on Conflicts of Interests and DisclosureThe purpose of this policy is to ensure fairness in the NaCCATuM’s decision-making, to protect the reputation and integrity of the Fund and its interests, and to ensure broad public trust and confidence in the NaCCATuM’s decision-making and grant-making activities, the implementing agencies, management and staff at both Principal Recipient as well as Individual Recipient level.Complementarities

Ministry of Home Affairs & Immigration Policies

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Ministry of Industrialization

Ministry of Information and Communication Technology Policies

Cabinet Decision or Date/Year of Enactment Date of Review Name of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies Supporting Documents
18 February 2009Not Available Broadcasting Policy for the Republic of NamibiaThe purpose of this document is to set out the Broadcasting Policy in the context of the convergence of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for the Republic of Namibia.Complementarities
18 February 2009Not Available Information Technology Policy for the Republic of NamibiaThe purpose of this document is to set out the Information Technology Policy for the Republic of Namibia. Complementarities
18 February 2009Not Available Overarching Information Communications Technology (ICT) Policy of the Republic of NamibiaThe purpose of this document is to set out the Overarching Policy in the context of the convergence of Telecommunications, Broadcasting, Information Technology, and Postal sectors for the Republic of Namibia Complementarities
18 February 2009Not Available Postal Policy of the Republic of NamibiaThe purpose of this document is to set out the Postal Policy and the Regulatory Framework for the Republic of Namibia. Complementarities
18 February 2009Not Available Telecommunications Policy of the Republic of NamibiaThe purpose of this document is to set out the Telecommunications Policy for the Republic of Complementarities
May 2012Not Available Universal access and Service Policy for Information and Communications TechnologiesThe purpose of this policy document is to set out national policy specific to universal access and service to the full range of information and communications technology infrastructure, services and content, from fixed and mobile voice telephony, through radio and television broadcasting, data and the Internet, to the full range of broadband-enabled services.Complementarities
2009Not Available Digital Terrestrial Television PolicyThe Purpose of these Policy Guidelines is to provide the necessary clarity and to create an enabling policy framework for the successful migration to DTT

Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation Policies

Cabinet Decision or Date/Year of Enactment Date of Review Name of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies Supporting documents
22February 2013Not Available Employment Policy-Final DraftThe overall goal of the National Employment Policy is to promote full, productive, decent and freely chosen employment which will eradicate poverty and reduce income inequality.Complementarities

Ministry of Lands Reform

Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of Policy/Act/StrategyPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/Strategies
2016write valueBlue Print on Wealth Redistribution and Poverty Eradication, May 2016 Final to Cabinet PDF The need to fulfill the human rights of the poor and vulnerable by ensuring that they meet their basic needs and attain prosperity similar to any other citizen in the country is at the center of the rationale for the war on poverty Despite stable and sustainable economic growth,poverty remains the greatest global challenge of human development and Namibia is not an exception. Hence ending Poverty and ending Hunger are the number 1 and 2 goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs).

Ministry of Public Enterprises

Ministry of Safety & Security

Ministry of Sport, Youth & National Service

Ministry of Trade and SME Development

Ministry of Urban and Rural Development

Cabinet Decision or Date/Year of EnactmentDate of ReviewName of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies Supporting Documents
1997Not Available A Decentralization Policy For The Republic Of Namibia, 1997 Book 1Not availableNot Available
19912009 National Housing Policy, 1991The National Housing Policy adopted by Government in 1991 has continued to provide a useful policy framework and guide for various actors in the housing industry. However, the review of this policy has become a necessity in order to tackle contemporary issues affecting sustainable delivery of housing in Namibia. Not Available
1998Not Available Decentralization In Namibia Situation Analysis, 1998 Book 3Not Available
1998Not Available Decentralization The Policy, Its Development And Implementation, 1998 Book 2To provide the basis and framework for government to devolve functions ,responsibilities ,powers and resources to the lower levels of Government namely regional and local governments.Not Available
5 June 2000Not Available Decentralization Performance Functions, Rules & Procedures June 2000 To provide the framework consist of all functions, responsibilities and powers of regional and local councils as reflected in the statutes that have been carried out by the ministry on their behalf .Not Available
5 Nov 2008Not Available MRLGHRD_Strategic_Plan_Final_5_Nov_2008Overall, the purpose of a well-prepared strategic plan is therefore to serve as the best management tool for ensuring achievement of an organization’s desired future on the basis of its mandate. This Strategic Plan for MRLGHRD has been developed bearing all the above in mind, using the BSC methodologyNot Available
1999Not Available NA Report of the study tour on Decentralisation Policy 1999To afford members of the delegation the opportunity to learn from the countries to be visited their experiences under decentralisation ,focusing on milestones and challenges experienced by them under the decentralisation reform.Not Available
1992Not Available Namibia National Housing Programme,Build together ,1992It provides a framework for the people suffering from the lack of adequate shelter to initiate action and come up with solutions.Not Available
2013Not Available Final Draft Blueprint on mass Housing Development Initiative in Namibia,2013The purpose of this Blueprint is to provide a framework for the implementation of a mass housing development initiative in NamibiaNot Available
20032008 Guidelines For The Development Planning And Budgeting To provide for a policy framework that proposes the creation of co-ordinating structures between NGOs, CBOs, CSOs, traditional authorities and planning at local levels, in the form of development committees.Not Available
March 2012Not Available NATIONAL RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY MARCH 2012Is necessary to ensure a systematic coordinated development planning and implementation in order to guide rural development processes and to respond to a variety of situations and issues affecting the lives of the rural populations. The Policy is therefore seeking to integrate sectoral Policies and amplify their efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of services to the rural communitiesNot Available

Ministry of Veteran Affairs

Ministry of Works and Transport

Namibia Central Intelligence Service Policies

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National Planning Commission Policies

Cabinet Decision or Date/Year of Enactment Date of Review Name of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies Supporting Documents
December 2005Not Available Government of the Republic of Namibia Civic Organizations Partnership PolicyTo create a greater commitment for civic participation through the promotion and encouragement of active citizenship.Complementarities
January 2011Not Available Namibia Official Development Assistance PolicyTo create a greater commitment for civic participation through the promotion and encouragement of active citizenship. The overall objective of Namibia’s Official Development Assistance Policy is to guide the mobilisation and acceptance of ODA to optimally utilize it in an effective and efficient manner, so that the benefits of development assistance will become part and parcel of Namibia’s development endeavours. This policy provides a foundation on which Namibian stakeholders and development partners can work together in order to enhance the resource base of the Namibian Government. Complementarities
May 2012Not Available Namibia's Forth National Development Plan (NDP 4)The Fourth National Development Plan (NDP4) has three goals, namely faster and sustainable economic growth, the creation of employment opportunities, and enhanced income equality. It is our conviction that, if we succeed in addressing these goals, we would have put our country on a sustainable development trajectory that will serve us well in addressing other equally pressing development challenges in subsequent National Development Plans.Complementarities
October 2012Not Available National Human Resources Plan 2010-2025This National Human Resources Plan is therefore designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the human resource situation in our country; the policy parameters and the strategic directions; and the implementation, monitoring and evaluation frameworks for sustainable human resources planning. Complementarities
May 2004Not Available National Plan of Action For Population Policy Implementation 2004-2014Population Policy implementation is an essential document that maps out the core actions and actors required for achieving the policy goals and objectives within a defined strategic framework. Since the Policy is comprehensive and multi-sectoral the preparation of the action plan has also been multi-sectoral, involving Government institutions, non-governmental organisations and international agencies.Complementarities
April 2014Not Available National Policy on Volunteerism The overall goal of this Policy is to facilitate the more effective harnessing of the mechanism of volunteering in the cause of national development in Namibia.Complementarities
1997Not Available National Population Policy for Sustainable Human Development 1997 The major goal of the population policy is to contribute to the improvement of the standard of living and quality of life of the people of Namibia. This will be achieved through the harmonisation of the dynamics of Namibia's population (growth rate, age and sex structure, migration and urbanisation) with the country's resource potentials in order to accomplish development objectives.Complementarities
UnknownNot Available Poverty Reduction Strategy for NamibiaThe Strategy highlights the daunting challenges that must be overcome if the quest for poverty reduction is to succeed. It outlines a long-term vision of a prosperous Namibian economy, and points to some specific actions to be undertaken for this vision to be realised. It also identifies a variety of short- and medium-term strategies which are key to having an impact on poverty reduction. Finally, it presents some new policy directions and institutional arrangements, which can help in co-ordinating and implementing the Strategy and make the best use of the country’s scarce public resources.Complementarities
2004Not Available Vision 2030 SummaryThe goal of the Vision is to improve the quality of life of the people of Namibia to the level of their counterparts in the developed world, by 2030. In order to get there, we need a framework that defines clearly where we are today as a nation, where we want to be by 2030 and how to get there. Complementarities
2011Not Available Census Report 2011 FINALNot AvailableNot Available
2014Not Available Namibia Statistic Policy, March 2014The frameworks provides basis quiding the process of data collection and dissemination and give details on how an efficient statistical system can be created within the framework of the Namibian legal systemNot Available
2004Not Available Namibia_MDG_Report_2004A framework that aiming to support implementation of the government Commitment to statistics and achieve the objectives of the Namibian Statistic System for statistics and Statistical Not Available
2008Not Available NDP3_Vol1 FinalNDP3 is a plan for Our Entire Nation to make progress towards achieving our long-term National Vision. Not Available
1997Not Available Regional Planning and Development Policy, 1997A Policy framework to effect participatory development planning, project planning, implementation and monitoring of the development programmes and/or projects Not Available
2010Not Available Sources of Economic GrowthThe purpose of this policy oriented study is to provide a framework for informed decision making on accelerating economic growth based on firm facts and hard evidence derived from the National Accounts of Namibia from 2000 to 2009. Not Available
2011Not Available TIPEEGThe main purpose of TIPEEG is to effectively reduce the high unemployment rate in Namibia mainly through expediting implementation of Government programmes and projects with the potential to create huge numbers of direct and indirect job opportunities in particular for the unskilled youth population of the Namibian society Not Available
2017Not Available NDP5 Final The purpose of NDP5 to set out a roadmap for achieving this rapid industrialization while adhering to the four integrated pillars of sustainable development:• Economic Progression• Social Transformation• Environmental Sustainability• Good Governance Not Available
2017Not Available NDP5 Implementation PlanThis volume serve as a tool for the implementation of the entire NDP5 Not Available
2013-2017Not Available NPC Strategic Plan 2013-2017A Strategic Plan provides the strategic direction towards performance improvement through actions to carry out the organization’s Mandate and achieve its Vision. Not Available
2015Not Available National Spatial Data Infrastructure NSDI PolicyIs to provide guidance for improving the initiation, collection, processing, integration, storage, distribution,awareness of, access to, and utilisation of spatial data and services, compatible with the stated objectives of the NSDI as set out in the Statistics Act, 2011,(No. 9 of 2011)Not Available

Office of the Auditor General Policies

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Office of the Ombudsman Policies

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2015-2019Not Available National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP)"• to lay a firm foundation for entrenching human rights promotion and protection through structured instruments such as the National Human Rights Action Plan; • to initiate and inculcate programmes and processes that will entrench a culture of respect and observance of human rights protection and promotion amongst all organs of state and the general population; • to strengthen institutional arrangements that will actively drive the implementation of Namibia’s human rights agenda; and • to provide focused support and input to the interventions outlined in this National Human Rights Action Plan.Not Available

Office of the President Policies

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Office of the Prime Minister Policies

Cabinet Decision or Date/Year of Enactment Date of Review Name of DocumentPurpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies Supporting Documents
February 2012Not Available Human Resource Development Policy FrameworkThe purpose of this Policy Framework is to — a. Regulate the function of Human Resources Development (HRD) in O/M/As and RCs in order to accelerate service delivery in the Civil Service b. Support the attraction and recruitment of staff to the Civil Service, and Develop, nurture and utilise talent optimally. Not Available
November 2008Not Available The Public Service Workplace Policy On HIV And Aids Draft 3 The purpose of the Public Service Workplace Policy on HIV and AIDS is to provide a set of guidelines to address the HIV epidemic in the Public Service, for each Office/Ministry/ Agency. The policy gives guidelines to the Public Service to: (i) prevent HIV transmission among employees; (ii) practically provide for treatment, care and support of employees living with HIV and their families; (iii) mitigate the impact of HIV on the Public Service; and (iv) eliminate stigma and discrimination on the basis of real or perceived HIV status. The policy contributes to the goal of a healthy and effective Public Service that provides consistently excellent service, while ensuring the wellness of its employees. Not Available
July 1999Not Available Training Policy of the Public Service of Namibia A framework to encourage them to develop skills, competencies and abilities for the benefit of the Public Service.Not Available
November 2014Not Available Namibia Food and Nutrition Security Monitoring Plan,Draft 3 ,2014This document provides an operational plan to strengthen the existing food and nutrition security monitoring system in NamibiaNot Available
2011Not Available OPM Strategic Plan 2011-2016, year 2011The purpose of this strategic plan report is twofold. On the one hand, the strategic plan serves as a planning and a management tool for the Office of the Prime Minister. On the other hand, it serves as the strategy of this Office for the next five years (2011-2016).Not Available
2003Not Available Being a public servant in Namibia ,The pocket quide 2003To provide a framework that aiming at empowering public servants to make informed decisions at every stage of their work cycle. Not Available
July 1999Not Available Strengthening Food and Nutrition Security Monitoring in Namibia,July 1999To provide real-time information for evidence-based decision-making. The need to forecast the onset and extent of seasonal food insecurity and appropriate response options and anticipate implications of different transfer modalities on markets cannot be overemphasized. Strengthening the technical capacity of NamVAC to effectively coordinate existing systems, analyze data and generate information products useful for early detection and warning for timely decision making would make remarkable improvement in Namibia’s emergency response programmes.Not Available
1999Not Available Training Policy Of The Public Service Of Namibia, 1999 A framework to encourage them to develop skills, competencies and abilities for the benefit of the Public Service. Not Available
2005Not Available The E-governance policy for the Public Service of Namibia ,2005This E-Governance policy outlines the intention of the government and the attendant strategies to ensure ICT become an effective tool that will allow the Government to provide its services to all the citizens 24 hours ,7 days a week Not Available
2015Not Available The New Equitable Economic Empowerment framework (NEEEF),2015The aim of the NEEEF is to provide a clear overarching policy framework into which all other policies will slot. The NEEEF will supersede all other transformation and empowerment policies of Government as well as provide the framework within which all private sector initiatives, past and future, will be expected to conform to. Not Available
2016Not Available Harambee prosperity Plan,2016The HARAMBEE PLAN FOR PROSPERITY [HPP] has been developed to complement the National Development Plans and Vision 2030. The HPP is a focused and targeted approach to achieve high impact in defined priority areas. Not Available

Public Service Commission Policies

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