Notes on the Annotated Statutes

The annotated statutes have been prepared from the text in the Government Gazettes, Official Gazettes and South African Government Gazettes. The text in the Gazettes has been reproduced exactly in the annotated statutes, with apparent errors noted in the editorial comments.


The Namibian Parliament in collaboration with the National Planning Commission and theDelegation of the European Union to the Republic of Namibia implemented a three-year Parliamentary Support Programme during 2013-2015, funded by the 10th European Development Fund and implemented by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Transtec Project management.
One of the objectives of this initiative was to enhance public access to the laws in force in Namibia, as amended. This objective was advanced by the creation of a complete, accurate and current archive of all the laws of Namibia.

This project was supervised by the Parliamentary Support Programme (Johan C De Waal, Doris Kellner and Sonja Poller).

The annotated statutes and post-Independence regulations under this project were prepared by the Legal Assistance Centre. The project team leader was Dianne Hubbard, assisted by Rachel Coomer, Perri Caplan, Romy Noeske, Adv JW Rautenbach, Toni Hancox, Yolande Engelbrecht and Grace Kapere. Additional assistance was provided by Drew Aiken, Twapewa Andjamba, Elle Berry, Chelsea Brake, Ewan Bruce, Stephanie Braun, Samuel Burke, Alicia Clemente, Stefan Conway, Laura Halonen, Michael Hazel, Tyler Holmes, Markus Ihalainen, Felix Lüth, Shane Meckler, Luke Munro, Abigail Niebuhr, Alice Prinsley, Claire Palmer, Joy Sworn, Janna Terhorst, Julia Ward and Adv Michael Wragge SC. The design of the annotated statutes is by Perri Caplan.

The update of the annotated statutes and post-Independence regulations from 2015-2017 was done by the Legal Assistance Centre without financial support.
Our sincere gratitude to Sabinet Online Ltd of South Africa, which provided free access to their database of retrospective South African Government Gazettes for the purposes of this project.
Thanks also to the Ministry of Justice and the National Archives for providing access to their libraries.
The research which provided the basis for this project was Namlex: Index to the Laws of Namibia initiated by the NAMLAW Project in 1989 under the direction of the late Advocate Anton Lubowski and updated by the Legal Assistance Centre in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2017 and now regularly.

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