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Taking the Law into own Hands

The Rule of Law and the Perils of taking the Law into One’s Own Hands A recent film clip shared on social media, shows five members of Affirmative Repositioning (AR) entering the business premises of Zhou Jiahua, a Chinese businessman based in Windhoek’s Northern Industrial area. The five men fiercely confront...

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Namlex 1 May 2022 Update

1 May 2022 – Namlex and annotated Statutes and Regulations We are happy to announce a full update to our Index to Laws (NAMLEX) and annotated statutes and regulations as well as Covid-19 rules.  All information is current up to 1 May 2022. We also have published full searchable indexes of Pre-independence gazettes  as published by the...

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Training materials

Gender Laws in Namibia in Powerpoint format These presentations are  in detailed versions for community leaders or service providers, and shorter versions suitable for community workshops available. Combating of Rape Act                                     Public       ...

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LAC Vacancies

Senior Legal Practitioner - Land, Environment and Development Project The Land, Environment and Development Project (LEAD)  is inviting dynamic applicants to apply for the above position commencing as soon as possible.  Minimum requirements are a LL.B degree or other recognized Law Degree with 4-6 years related experience as well as admission...

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Communal Land and Local Authorities

Today the LAC held a stakeholder engagement event regarding “Communal Land and Local Authorities” with the presence of the newly appointed Ombudsman Basilius Dyakugha. The Ombudsman The Ombudsman LAC at work Willem Odendaal Frieda Andreas Corinna van Wyk The presentation and discussions were focused around the ruling of the Supreme Court on Kashela Vs Katima...

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Hate Speech

Hate speech:  The South African Qwelane case and why it is relevant for Namibia What is the Qwelane Case about? “Speech is powerful – it has the ability to build, promote and nurture, but it can also denigrate, humiliate and destroy. Hate speech is one of the most devastating modes of subverting...

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Vaccine Mandates

Are vaccine mandates constitutional? “The right to choose what can and cannot be done to one’s body… is an inalienable human right. This is what the Namibian Supreme Court stated in a 2015 case involving a mother whose life was endangered when she refused a blood transfusion. Debates about Covid-19 vaccination have...

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Baxu and LAC educating on Natural Resources

The Land, Environment and Sustainable Development Department of the LAC engaged with communities in the Kavango East region on natural resource management and sustainability. Here a few impressions, while showing the LAC produced short film Baxu and the Giants to a community project, Komeho, in Rundu and to a school...

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Zoe Titus elected Chairperson of Global Forum for Media Development

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE ELECTION OF NMT DIRECTOR ZOE TITUS AS CHAIRPERSON OF THE GLOBAL FORUM FOR MEDIA DEVELOPMENT (GFMD) (released on 5 October 2021 by NMT and shared here.) The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) is proud to announce that its director Ms Zoé Titus was elected Chairperson of the Global Forum...

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No oil drilling in the Kavango

Call for a moratorium and public inquiry on oil and gas exploration in the Kavango regions We, Civil Society Organisations in Namibia, together with regional and international organisations, coalitions and technical experts, are deeply concerned about oil and gas exploratory drilling activities in the Kavango Basin. Most of us have neither...

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