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  1. Namibia - Constitutional law - 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 - Constitutional law - 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 - Constitutional law - 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 - Constitutional law - 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.

  5. Namibia - Constitutional law - 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

  6. Namibia - Constitutional law - 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]

  7. Namibia - Constitutional law - 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.

  8. Namibia - Constitutional law - Law, Act

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

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

  9. Namibia - Constitutional law - 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".

  10. Namibia - Constitutional law - 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.

  11. Namibia - Constitutional law - 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).

  12. Namibia - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Namibia, 1990 (Act No. 1 of 1990). - Constitution (including 1998 amendment) Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 1990-02-09 | NAM-1990-C-9565

    Constitution of Namibia containing Chapters entitled:1 - the Republic; 2 - Citizenship; 3 - Fundamental human rights and freedoms; 4 - Public emergency, state of national defence and martial law; 5 - the President; 6 - the Cabinet; 7 - the National Assembly; 8 - the National Council; 9 - the administration of justice; 10 - the Ombudsman; 11 - principles of State policy; 12 - regional and local Government; 13 - the Public Service Commission; 14 - the Security Commission; 15 - the police and defence forces and the prison service; 16 - finance; 17 - Central Bank and National Planning Commission. Chapters 18 to 21 contain transitional provisions. Eight schedules attached. Article 9 prohibits slavery and forced labour. Article 10 guarantees the right to equality before the law and prohibits freedom from discrimination. Article 21 guarantees all persons fundamental freedoms, including the rights, inter alia: to assemble peaceably; to freedom of association "... which shall include freedom to form and join associations or unions, including trade unions ..."; to withhold their labour without being exposed to criminal penalties; and to practise any profession, or carry on any occupation, trade or business. Article 23 prohibits the practices of racial discrimination and apartheid and authorises the implementation of affirmative action programmes.


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