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  1. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Amendment of Stage 2: State of Emergency - Covid-19 Regulations: Namibian Constitution (Proclamation No. 21 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-06-01 | Date of end of application: 2020-06-29 | NAM-2020-R-110040

    Extends the Stage 2 Proclamation to cover Stage 3 of the State of Emergency. Application is now extended until 29 June 2020. Also makes some amendments.

  2. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Amendment of State of Emergency - Covid-19: Further Suspension of Operation of Provisions of Certain Laws and Ancillary Matters Regulations: Namibian Constitution (Proclamation No. 22 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-06-01 | NAM-2020-R-110043

  3. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Stage 2: State of Emergency - Covid-19 Regulations: Namibian Constitution (Proclamation No 17 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-05-04 | Date of end of application: 2020-06-01 | NAM-2020-R-110038

    Inter alia, defines “vulnerable employee” as expecting mothers, nursing mothers, employees with pre-existing conditions such as a heart disease, high blood pressure, respiratory problems, obesity, diabetes, tuberculosis or a condition which might compromise the immune system of the employee.
    The regulations also set out additional provisions relating to workplace
    9. (1) Heads of institutions are encouraged to allow vulnerable employees to work from home, subject to suitable arrangements between the employer and employee.
    (2) Heads of institutions are encouraged to provide masks to their employees.
    (3) Heads of institutions must ensure that their employees at all times adhere to the measures to combat, prevent and suppress the spread of COVID-19 as specified in and under these regulations.

  4. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    State of Emergency - Covid-19: Further Suspension of Operation of Provisions of Certain Laws and Ancillary Matters Regulations: Namibian Constitution (Proclamation No. 18/2020) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-05-04 | NAM-2020-R-110042

    3. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Magistrates Court Act, 1944
    4. Suspension of operation of provision of Price Control Act, 1964
    5. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Criminal Procedure Act, 1977
    6. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Supreme Court Act, 1990
    7. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of High Court Act, 1990
    8. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Social Security Act, 1994
    9. Suspension of operation of provision of Identification Act, 1996
    10 Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Liquor Act, 1998
    11. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Standards Act, 2005
    12. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Labour Act, 2007
    13. Suspension of operation of provision of Correctional Service Act, 2012
    14. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Public Procurement Act, 2015

    Further provisions effecting the Labour Act, 2007 concerning inter alia, unpaid leave, remuneration and dismissal. Provides that if the employer wishes to reduce remuneration, they must negotiate with a recognised trade union; a workplace representative; or in the absence of a recognised trade union or workplace representative, the affected employee or employees. The agreement must be filed with the Labour Commissioner, or if not agreement is reached, any party may refer the dispute to the Labour Commissioner.

  5. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    State of Emergency - Covid-19: Suspension of Operation of Provisions of Certain Laws and Ancillary Matters Regulations: Namibian Constitution (Proc. 16/2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-28 | NAM-2020-R-110041

    SUSPENSION OF OPERATION OF PROVISIONS OF CERTAIN LAWS
    3. Suspension of operation of provision of Employees Compensation Act, 1941
    4. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Magistrates Court Act, 1944
    5. Suspension of operation provision of Price Control Act, 1964
    6. Suspension of time periods and time limits under Arbitration Act, 1965
    7. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Prescription Act, 1969
    8. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Criminal Procedure Act, 1977
    9. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Supreme Court Act, 1990
    10. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of High Court Act, 1990
    11. Suspension of time periods and time limits under Minerals (Prospecting and Mining) Act, 1992
    12. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Social Security Act, 1994
    13. Suspension of the operation of certain provisions of Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, 1995
    14. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Public Service Act, 1995
    15. Suspension of operation of provision of Identification Act, 1996
    16 Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Liquor Act, 1998
    17. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Standards Act, 2005
    18. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Environmental Management Act, 2007
    19. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Labour Act, 2007
    20. Suspension of operation of provision of Correctional Service Act, 2012
    21. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Electoral Act, 2014
    22. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Public Procurement Act, 2015

    With respect to the Labour Act, 2007 the Proclamation relaxes certain provisions concerning dismissal and remuneration.

  6. Namibia - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Directives relating to registered business entities and operational matters for retail traders and other businesses (GN 106 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-21 | NAM-2020-M-110035

    Preface
    1. Definitions
    2. Application of confirmation certificate for business entities
    3. Trading operations during lockdown period

  7. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Amendment of State of Emergency COVID-19 Regulations: Namibian Constitution (Proclamation No. 13 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-17 | NAM-2020-R-110039

  8. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Directions relating to judicial proceedings during the COVID-19 state of emergency (GN 90 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-31 | NAM-2020-R-110034

  9. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Determination on policy changes in response to economic and financial stability challenges, following the fallout of the Covid-19 Pandemic (BID-33) (GN 217 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-30 | NAM-2020-R-110033

    This document outlines a determination from the Bank of Namibia to relax certain regulatory requirements to provide relief to banking institutions to deal with impaired loans as well as to continue lending to the real economy and stimulate economic growth. The regulatory changes are explained hereunder and are valid for a period of two (2) years, or until revoked in writing by the Bank.

  10. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    COVID-19 Regulations (Proclamation 9 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-28 | Date of end of application: 2020-05-04 | NAM-2020-R-110030

    1. Definitions
    2. Application of regulations
    3. Period of lockdown
    4. Closure of schools and higher education institutions
    5. Public gatherings
    6. Prohibition on movement of persons and goods within zone or between zones
    7. Prohibition relating to entry into Namibia
    8. Quarantine
    9. Restriction of movement from places of residence
    10. Critical services
    11. Prohibitions relating to liquor
    12. Provisions relating to certain operations and closure of certain businesses
    13. Judicial proceedings
    14. Directives
    15. Applicability of Act No. 1 of 2015
    16. Offences and penalties
    17. Regulations to bind State
    18. [regulation 18 repealed by section 16 of Proclamation 13 of 2020]

  11. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Declaration of State of Emergency: National disaster (COVID-19) (Proclamation No. 7 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-17 | NAM-2020-R-110032

    Namibian Constitution
    Declaration of state of emergency: National disaster (COVID-19)
    Proclamation 7 of 2020
    Published in Government Gazette no. 7148 on 18 March 2020

    Commenced on 17 March 2020

    [Up to date as at 23 April 2020]

    Under Article 26(1) of the Namibian Constitution, read together with section 30(3) of the Disaster Risk Management Act, 2012 (Act No. 10 of 2012), I declare that, with effect from 17 March 2020, a State of Emergency exists in the whole of Namibia on account of the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
    Given under my Hand and the Seal of the Republic of Namibia at Windhoek this 17th day of March, Twenty Twenty.
    Dr. Hage G. Geingob
    President

  12. Namibia - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    COVID-19 Pandemic: Declaration of Undesirable Practice in terms of section 4(9) of the Medical Aid Funds Act, 1995 (GN 129 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-02 | NAM-2020-M-110031

  13. Namibia - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Namibia Legal Environment Assessment of HIV and AIDS, 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-03 | NAM-2016-M-110800

    The aim of the legal and regulatory analysis is to improve the availability of information and evidence of legal and regulatory aspects in the context of HIV and AIDS, for purposes of making recommendations for creating and strengthening an enabling environment that promotes an effective national AIDS response in accordance with the Republic of Namibia’s National Strategic Framework 2010/11-2015/16 and the National Policy on HIV. The assessment has been conducted by way of a desk review of documentation on selected laws, regulations and policies and a qualitative assessment of the level of knowledge on human rights among key and vulnerable populations; and of the degree of awareness of HIV related laws and human rights among law makers and law enforcers to enable effective implementation of services, access to justice and enforcement of HIV-related laws and rights.

  14. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Public and Environmental Health Act 1 of 2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-04-22 | NAM-2015-L-110799

    To provide a framework for a structured uniform public and environmental health system in Namibia, in particular with respect to the management of communicable diseases including COVID-19 as well as other communicable diseases such as HIV.

  15. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Electoral Act, 2014 (Act No. 5 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-09-19 | NAM-2014-L-101131

    An Act to provide for the establishment and constitution of the Electoral Commission of Namibia and its powers and functions; to provide for the registration of voters, nomination of candidates, conduct of the election of persons to the office of President, conduct of the election of members of the National Assembly, conduct of the election of members of regional councils and local authority councils; to provide for the holding of referenda; to provide for the registration and the deregistration of political parties and the funding of political parties and organisations; to provide for the establishment of electoral tribunals and the Electoral Court and their powers and functions; and to provide for incidental matters.

  16. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Namibian Constitution Third Amendment Act, 2014 (Act No. 8 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-09-19 | NAM-2014-L-101132

  17. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Amendment Act, 2012 (Act No. 2 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-03-24 | NAM-2012-L-104154

    An Act to amend the Labour Act, 2007 so as to substitute and insert certain de nitions; 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.

  18. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Amendment Act (Act No. 13 of 2010). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-12 | NAM-2010-L-85749

    Amends 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; and to further provide for the protection of witnesses.

  19. Namibia - General provisions - Constitution

    Namibian Constitution Second Amendment Act, 2010 (Act No. 7 of 2010). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-04-23 | NAM-2010-C-85751

    Amends 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".

  20. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prisons Amendment Act, 2010 (Act No. 2 of 2010). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-04-12 | NAM-2010-L-85752

    Amends 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.

  21. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Communications Act, 2009 (Act No. 8 of 2009). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-10-28 | NAM-2009-L-85753

    Provides 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 .na internet domain name space and for matters connected therewith.

  22. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labour General Regulations: Labour Act, 2007 (G.N. No. 261 of 2008). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-10 | Date of entry into force: 2008-11-01 | NAM-2008-R-89804

    1. Definitions
    2. Portion of basic wage that may be paid in-kind and calculation of the value of in-kind payments
    3. Written statement of particulars of monetary remuneration
    4. Exemption from a wage order
    5. Compassionate leave
    6. Election of health and safety representatives
    7. Change in constitution of registered trade union or registered employers' organisation
    8. Registration of trade union or employers' organisation
    9. Register maintained by registered trade union or registered employers' organisation
    10. Annual return of registered trade union or employers' organisation
    11. Request for recognition of registered trade union as exclusive bargaining agent
    12. Notification to registered trade union to acquire majority representation
    13. Election of workplace union representatives
    14. Request to extend collective agreement to non-parties to the agreement
    15. Application for exemption from extension of a collective agreement
    16. Notice of commencement of strike or lockout
    17. Appointment of conciliators and arbitrators
    18. Referral of dispute to conciliation
    19. Application to reverse decision of conciliator
    20. Referral of dispute to arbitration
    21. Request for representation at conciliation or arbitration
    22. Application to enforce arbitration award
    23. Order to appear before a labour inspector
    24. Compliance order
    25. Records and returns
    26. Application for exemption or variation
    27. Proof of service of documents
    28. Commencement of regulations

    ANNEXURE 1 Particulars of monetary payments
    ANNEXURE 2 Forms 1-36
    ANNEXURE 3 Records and returns by employers

  23. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Act, 2007 (Act No. 11 of 2007). - Act On-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2008-11-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2009-03-01 | NAM-2007-L-79050

    Chapter 1 - Introductory Provisions
    Chapter 2 - Fundamental Rights and Protections
    Chapter 3 - Basic Conditions of Employment
    Chapter 4 - Health Safety and Welfare of Employees
    Chapter 5 - Unfair Labour Practices
    Chapter 6 - Trade Unions and Employers' Organizations
    Chapter 7 - Strikes and Lockouts.
    Chapter 8 - Prevention and Resolution of Disputes
    Chapter 9 - Labour Institutions
    Chapter 10 - General Provisions

  24. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Environmental Management Act, 2007 (No. 7 of 2007). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-12-21 | NAM-2007-L-82560

    Promotes the sustainable management of the environment and the use of natural resources by establishing principles for decision making on matters affecting the environment. Establishes the Sustainable Development Advisory Council and provides for the appointment of the Environmental Commissioner and environmental officers as well as for a process of assessment and control of activities which may have significant effects on the environment.

  25. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies Amendment Act, 2007 [No.9 of 2007]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-12-21 | NAM-2007-L-84944

    Amends 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.

  26. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Communal Land Reform Amend Act (No. 11 of 2005). - Centre for Human Rights

    Adoption: 2005-11-21 | NAM-2005-L-82557

    Amends the Communal Land Reform Act, 2002, so as to define or redefine certain expressions. Incorporates certain portions of unalienated State land as part of existing communal land areas. Replaces an incorrect reference in the description of the Damaraland Communal Land Area.

  27. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies Act, 2004 (No. 28 of 2004). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2004-12-19 | NAM-2004-L-71210

    Provides for the incorporation, management and liquidation of companies. Repeals the Companies Act, 1973 (Act No. 61 of 1973).

  28. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Amendment Act, 2003 (No. 24 of 2003). - Act On-line

    Adoption: 2003-12-21 | NAM-2003-L-79053

    Amends the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to provide for the making of special arrangements for vulnerable witnesses. Regulates the admissibility of certain unsworn or unaffirmed evidence and determines the weight to be attached to certain evidence. Makes provision for the manner of cross-examination of witnesses under a certain age. Provides for the admission as evidence of certain medical records as evidence and certain statements made out of court.

  29. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Geneva Conventions Act, 2003 [No.15 of 2003]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-11-28 | NAM-2003-L-84946

    Gives effect to certain Conventions done at Geneva on 12 August 1949 and to certain Protocols additional to those Conventions done at Geneva on 10 June 1977:
    - Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field of 12 August 1949
    - Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea of 12 August 1949
    - Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War of 12 August 1949
    - Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949
    - Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol 1) of 10 June 1977

  30. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Domestic Violence Regulations (G.N. No. 235 of 2003). - Legislation

    Adoption: 2003-11-07 | NAM-2003-R-82556

    Implements the Domestic Violence Act 2003. Provides, inter alia, for Protection Orders, notice for enquiry and procedure for enquiry as well as service of documents.

  31. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Community Courts Act, 2003 (Act No. 10, 2003). - Act On-line

    Adoption: 2003-07-31 | NAM-2003-L-79052

    Provides for the recognition and establishment of community courts and the appointment of Justices and for clerks and messengers of court. Also provides for the application of customary law by community courts and for the jurisdiction of and procedure to be adopted by community courts and appeals.

  32. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-Corruption Act, 2003 [No.8 of 2003]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-07-16 | NAM-2003-L-84945

    Establishes the Anti-Corruption Commission and provide for its functions. Provides for the prevention and punishment of corruption and makes provision for matters connected therewith.

  33. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Combating of Domestic Violence Act, 2003 (Act No. 4 of 2003). - Act on-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-06-06 | Date of entry into force: 2003-11-17 | NAM-2003-L-82553

    Provides for the issuing of protection orders in domestic violence matters as well as for matters relating to domestic violence offences. Also provides for police duties in respect of domestic violence incidents. Amends the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977.

  34. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Communal Land Reform Act, 2002 (No. 5 of 2002). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2002-07-25 | NAM-2002-L-82558

    Provides for the allocation of rights in respect of communal land. Establishes Communal Land Boards and provides for the powers of Chiefs and Traditional Authorities and boards in relation to communal land.

  35. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations made under the Police Act, 1990 (Act No. 19 of 1990).

    Adoption: 2001-08-14 | NAM-2001-R-90648

    CHAPTER 1 - FIXED ESTABLISHMENT, ORGANISATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE POLICE
    2. Determination and distribution of establishment
    3. Powers, duties and functions of the Inspector-General
    4. Delegation of powers by Inspector-General
    5. Conditions in regard to the filling of posts
    6. Certificate of appointment
    7. Promotion
    8. Ranks, official designations, precedence and seniority in rank
    9. Resignation
    10. Discharge of member on account of ill-health under section 7(1) of the Act
    11. Appeal against discharge on account of ill-health in terms of section 7(2) of the Act
    12. Enquiry into fitness of member to remain in the Force or to retain his or her rank
    13. Appeal against discharge or reduction of rank under section 8(2) of the Act
    14. Certificate of service

    CHAPTER II - DISCIPLINE
    15. Offences against duty or discipline
    16. Recording and investigation of complaints of misconduct against members and the institution of criminal disciplinary proceeding against such members
    17. Disciplinary proceedings against members under section 18 of the Act
    18. Penalties for misconduct
    19. Appeal against conviction for misconduct and penalty
    20. Repealed
    21. Repealed
    22. Conduct sheet
    23. Prohibition on wearing of uniform during period of suspension

    CHAPTER III - GENERAL
    24. Board of Inquiry for administrative purpose
    25. Deficiency, loss, damage or expenses
    26. Payment by the public for police services
    27. Deduction from salary
    28. Dress, uniform and equipment
    29. Police club established under section 37 of the Act
    30. Participation in sport
    31. Redress of wrongs
    32. Abandoned, lost or unclaimed property
    33. Departures in time of war or national emergency
    34. Advisory Board

    SCHEDULE A (Regulation 5(2)(a)(vi) and (5): ACCESSION TO OFFICE ON APPOINTMENT AND ENROLLMENT
    SCHEDULE B (Regulation 6): CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT
    SCHEDULE C (Regulation 8(1)): RANKS IN THE FORCE
    SCHEDULE D (Regulation 28(1)): BADGES, BUTTONS AND INSIGNIA OF RANK

  36. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Decentralisation Enabling Act, 2000 (No. 33 of 2000). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2001-03-05 | NAM-2000-L-94727

    Provides for and regulates the decentralisation to regional councils and local authority councils of functions vesting in Line Ministries; and to provide for incidental matters.

  37. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Combating of Rape Act, 2000 (No. 8 of 2000). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000-04-19 | NAM-2000-L-82559

    Provides for the combating of rape. Prescribes the minimum sentences for rape and the abolition of the rule that a boy under the age of fourteen years is presumed incapable of sexual intercourse. Modifies certain rules of evidence applicable to offences of a sexual or indecent nature and imposes special duties on prosecutors in criminal proceedings relating to sexual offences as well as members of the police in respect of certain bail applications. Amends the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (definition of "complaint"). Provides for the rights of a complainant of rape in bail proceedings and regulates the granting of bail to persons charged with rape. Also provides for procedures in court and publication of evidence with respect to sexual offence cases.

  38. Namibia - General provisions - Constitution

    Namibian Constitution First Amendment Act, 1998 (No. 34 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-12-07 | NAM-1998-C-52334

    Allows the first President of Namibia to hold the office of President for three terms, notwithstanding Article 29(3) of the Constitution (which sets forth a limit of two terms).

  39. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prisons Act, 1998 (Act No. 17 of 1998)

    Adoption: 1998-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 1999-08-15 | NAM-1998-L-74658

    Part X deals with employment and training of prisoners (sections 81 to 84).

    Repeals the Prisons Act, 1959 and amends the Children's Act, 1960.

  40. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament Act, 1996 (No. 17 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-07-26 | NAM-1996-L-44887

    Provides members of Parliament with immunity from civil or criminal proceedings in connection with anything done in exercise of a member's right to freedom of speech in Parliament.

  41. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Export Processing Zones Amendment Act, 1996 (No. 6 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-06-11 | NAM-1996-L-44644

    Amends the Export Processing Zones Act, 1995. Provisions of the Labour Act, 1992 (No. 6 of 1992) shall apply in export processing zones, except that no employer or employee shall participate in a strike or lock-out.

  42. Namibia - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Amendment of the Rules of the High Court of Namibia (G.N. No. 81 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-04-16 | NAM-1996-M-44256

  43. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Export Processing Zones Act, 1995 (No. 9 of 1995). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1995-04-06 | Date of entry into force: 1995-10-10 | NAM-1995-L-41884

    Provides for the establishment of export processing zones for the purpose of encouraging the manufacture of export goods. Section 25 provides for a reimbursement of 75 per cent of expenditures incurred by a company in a zone for the training of Namibian citizens. Section 8 suspends the application of the provisions of the Labour Act, 1992 in export processing zones. Labour regulations for export processing zones shall be made separately.

  44. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Reciprocal Service of Civil Process Act, 1994 (No. 27 of 1994) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1994-11-16 | NAM-1994-L-39704

    An Act to provide for reciprocal service of process in civil matters in Namibia and in designated countries, and for matters connected therewith.

  45. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Enforcement of Foreign Civil Judgments Act, 1994 (No. 28 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-11-16 | NAM-1994-L-39705

    An 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.

  46. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Protection Act, 1994 (No. 70 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-05-05 | NAM-1994-L-37705

    Protects copyright and performers' rights and provides for related matters.

  47. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Amendment of the Rules of the High Court of Namibia (No. 148 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-12-09 | NAM-1993-R-36201

    Rules in respect of appeal in criminal proceedings. Made under the High Court Act, 1990.

  48. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules of District Labour Courts (No. 138 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-11-19 | Date of entry into force: 1993-11-26 | NAM-1993-R-35709

    Rules for the conduct of proceedings of district labour courts. Covers matters such as lodging of complaints, references to the labour inspector, hearing of complaints and execution of judgements.

  49. Namibia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Namibia Development Corporation Act, 1993 (No. 18 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-08-11 | NAM-1993-L-35141

    Establishes the Namibia Development Corporation. Provides for rules in respect of remuneration of directors of the board, employment of staff, retirement benefits, and other incidental matters.

  50. Namibia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations for Conduct of Elections for Regional Councils and Local Authority Councils (No. 152 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-11-05 | NAM-1992-R-32372

    Provides for the conduct of elections for regional councils and local authority councils.

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