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Abattoir Industry Act 54 of 1976 (RSA)
Regulations
  AGRICULTURE Meat
Abattoirs Restriction Proclamation 8 of 1944   AGRICULTURE Meat
Abolition of Payment by Cheque Act 16 of 2022

  NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS Banks
Abortion and Sterilization Act 2 of 1975 (RSA)
Regulations
  MEDICINE Abortion
Abuse of Dependence-Producing Substances and Rehabilitation Centres Act 41 of 1971 (RSA)
Regulations
  ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND TOBACCO Drugs
Access to Biological and Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge Act 2 of 2017
Regulations
  ENVIRONMENT Genetic resources
Access to Information Act 8 of 2022   ACCESS TO INFORMATION Not yet in force.
Accommodation Establishments and Tourism Ordinance 20 of 1973
Regulations
  TOURISM
Accreditation Board of Namibia Act 8 of 2005   WEIGHTS, MEASURES AND STANDARDS Trade and industry Not yet in force.
Acquisition of Shares in Rössing Uranium Limited Proclamation, AG 31 of 1985   MINING AND MINERALS
Additional Appropriation Act 1 of 1991   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Additional Appropriation Act 1 of 1993   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Additional Appropriation Act 14 of 2001   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Additional Appropriation Act 16 of 1997   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Additional Appropriation Act 16 of 2002   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Additional Appropriation Act 17 of 2003   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Additional Appropriation Act 2 of 1992   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Additional Appropriation Act 2 of 2005   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Additional Appropriation Act 23 of 2000   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Additional Appropriation Act 25 of 1996   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Additional Appropriation Act 28 of 1995   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Additional Appropriation Act 3 of 2006   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Additional Appropriation Act 35 of 1998   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Additional Appropriation Act 5 of 1994   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Additional Appropriation Act 5 of 2000   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Additional Appropriation Act 8 of 1995   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Administration Employees Pension Ordinance 19 of 1959   PENSIONS
Administration of Estates (Rehoboth Gebiet) Proclamation 36 of 1941
Repealed by Estates and Succession Amendment Act 15 of 2005 (GG 3566), but rules of intestate succession in Schedule 2 continue to apply despite repeal; repeal also does not affect validity of a will in terms of the Proclamation
  INHERITANCE Succession Repealed but still has ongoing effect.
Administration of Estates Act 66 of 1965 (RSA)
Regulations
  INHERITANCE Estates
Administration of Justice Proclamation 21 of 1919   LAW
Administration of the South African Development Trust in South West Africa Proclamation, AG 19 of 1978   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS
Admiralty Court Act, 1840 (Britain)   ADMIRALTY LAW Applied to SWA via Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act, 1890
Admiralty Court Act, 1861 (Britain)   ADMIRALTY LAW Applied to SWA via Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act, 1890
Admiralty Jurisdiction Regulation Act 5 of 1972 (RSA)   ADMIRALTY LAW Never brought into force in RSA or SWA.
Advertising on Roads and Ribbon Development Ordinance 30 of 1960   ROADS AND ROAD TRANSPORTATION Billboards
Aerodrome Ordinance 12 of 1963   AVIATION Airports
Affirmative Action (Employment) Act 29 of 1998
Regulations
  LABOUR Affirmative action
Aged Persons Act 81 of 1967 (RSA)
Regulations
  SOCIAL WELFARE Elderly persons
Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act 6 of 1995
Regulations
  LAND AND HOUSING Agriculture
Agricultural Bank of Namibia Act 5 of 2003   AGRICULTURE Financial institutions
Agricultural Land Act 5 of 1981 (Rehoboth)   LAND AND HOUSING Agriculture
Agricultural Produce Export Ordinance 13 of 1928   AGRICULTURE Meat
Agronomic Industry Act 20 of 1992
Regulations
  AGRICULTURE
Air Services Act 51 of 1949 (SA)
Regulations
  AVIATION
Airports Company Act 25 of 1998   AVIATION Airports
Aliens Act 1 of 1937 (SA)   CIVIL REGISTRATION Name changes Only sections 1, 9 and 14 in force.
Allied Health Professions Act 7 of 2004
Regulations
  HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Amendment of Execution (Mortgaged Properties) Proclamation 6 of 1933   LAND AND HOUSING
Amnesty Proclamation, AG 13 of 1989
  CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE
Amortization Fund Repeal Act 7 of 1992   REVENUE
Anatomical Donations and Post-Mortem Examinations Ordinance 12 of 1977
Regulations
  MEDICINE Organ donation
Animal Health Act 1 of 2011
Regulations
  ANIMALS
Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962 (RSA)   ANIMALS
Anti-Corruption Act 8 of 2003   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Corruption
Application of Laws to the Eastern Caprivi Zipfel
Act 10 of 1999
  CONSTITUTION Zambezi Region
Apportionment of Damages Act 34 of 1956 (SA)   DAMAGES Courts
Appropriation Act 11 of 1990   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 11 of 1991   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 16 of 1992   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 8 of 1993   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 7 of 1994   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 11 of 1995   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 4 of 1996   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 2 of 1997   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 16 of 1998   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 9 of 1999   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 13 of 2000   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 9 of 2001   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 2 of 2002   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 6 of 2003   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 1 of 2004   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 7 of 2005   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 1 of 2006   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 1 of 2007   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 3 of 2008   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 4 of 2009   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 9 of 2010   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 4 of 2011   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 5 of 2012   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 5 of 2013   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 3 of 2014   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 4 of 2015   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 1 of 2016 APPROPRIATIONS National budget WITHDRAWN by
GN 139/2016 (GG 6049)
Appropriation Act 7 of 2016   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 1 of 2017   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 4 of 2018   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 2 of 2019   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 4 of 2020   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 1 of 2021   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 2 of 2022   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Appropriation Act 1 of 2023   APPROPRIATIONS National budget
Aquaculture Act 18 of 2002
Regulations
  MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESOURCES
Arbitration Act 42 of 1965 (RSA)   ARBITRATION
Architects’ and Quantity Surveyors’ Act 13 of 1979
Regulations
  LAND AND HOUSING PROFESSIONS Architects
Archives Act 12 of 1992   ARCHIVES
Arms and Ammunition Act 7 of 1996
Regulations
  ARMS AND AMMUNITION Firearms
Assessment of Damages Act 9 of 1969 (RSA)   DAMAGES Courts
Assignment of Powers Act 4 of 1990   CONSTITUTION Presidency
Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Ordinance 11 of 1976   ENVIRONMENT Pollution
Atomic Energy and Radiation Protection
Act 5 of 2005

Regulations
  ENVIRONMENT Health
Bank of Namibia Act 1 of 2020
Regulations
  FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Banks
Banking Institutions Act 13 of 2023
Regulations
  FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Banks
Basic Education Act 3 of 2020
Regulations
  EDUCATION
Bills of Exchange Act 22 of 2003   NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS Banks
Biosafety Act 7 of 2006
Regulations
  ENVIRONMENT Genetically-modified organisms
Births, Marriages and Deaths Registration Act 81 of 1963 (RSA)
Regulations
  CIVIL REGISTRATION Births and deaths
Black Authorities’ Service Pensions Act 6 of 1971 (RSA)   PENSIONS
Black [Native] Reserves (South West Africa) Act 44 of 1945 (SA)   BLACKS  Governed only one particular transaction.
Blind Persons Act 26 of 1968 (RSA)   SOCIAL WELFARE Disabilities
Bonemeal and Superphosphates Control Proclamation 37 of 1944   AGRICULTURE Fertilizers
Boxing and Wrestling Control Act 11 of 1980
Regulations
  SPORTS Boxing Not in force in respect of wrestling.
Brewers & Distillers Licences Duty Proclamation
3 of 1924
  ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND TOBACCO Alcohol
Building Societies Act 2 of 1986   FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Building societies
Burial Place Ordinance 27 of 1966   BIRTHS AND DEATHS Cemeteries
Business and Intellectual Property Authority Act 8 of 2016   BUSINESS BIPA

Canned Fruit Export Marketing Act 100 of 1967 (RSA)   AGRICULTURE Fruit
Carriage by Air Act 17 of 1946 (SA)   AVIATION
Cattle Improvement Consolidation Ordinance 14 of 1941
Regulations
  AGRICULTURE Cattle
Child Care and Protection Act 3 of 2015
Regulations
  CHILDREN
Civil Aviation Act 6 of 2016
Regulations
  AVIATION
Civil Defence Act 39 of 1966 (RSA)   DISASTERS Emergencies
Civil Proceedings Evidence Act 25 of 1965 (RSA)   EVIDENCE Courts
Close Corporations Act 26 of 1988
Regulations
  BUSINESS Close corporations
Cold Storage Works and Abattoirs Proclamation 50 of 1921   AGRICULTURE Meat
Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act, 1890 (Britain)   ADMIRALTY LAW Applied to SWA via Administration of Justice Proclamation 21 of 1919
Combating of Domestic Violence Act 4 of 2003- UPDATED
Regulations
  DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Criminal law and procedure
Combating of Immoral Practices Act 21 of 1980 – UPDATED   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Sex work
Combating of Rape Act 8 of 2000- UPDATED   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Rape
Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act 1 of 2018   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Trafficking
Commissions Act 8 of 1947 (SA)   COMMISSIONS
Communal Land Reform Act 5 of 2002
Regulations
  LAND AND HOUSING Communal land
Communications Act 8 of 2009
Regulations
  MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION CRAN
Community Courts Act 10 of 2003
Regulations
  COURTS Traditional authorities
Companies Act 28 of 2004
Regulations
  BUSINESS
Competition Act 2 of 2003   TRADE AND INDUSTRY Namibian Competition Commission
Conferment of National Honours Act 11 of 2012
Regulations
  CONSTITUTION National honours
Conferment of Status of Founding Father of the Namibian Nation Act 16 of 2005   PRESIDENT
Control of Sites (Churches, Schools and Missions) Proclamation 31 of 1932
Regulations

LAND AND HOUSING
Controlled Wildlife Products and Trade Act 9 of 2008
Regulations
  TRADE AND INDUSTRY Wildlife
Conventional Penalties Act 15 of 1962 (RSA)   CONTRACTS
Co-operatives Act 23 of 1996
Regulations
  CO-OPERATIVES
Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Protection Act 6 of 1994
Regulations
  INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Copyright
Correctional Service Act 9 of 2012- UPDATED   CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES Prisons
Council for Health and Social Services Professions Repeal Act 3 of 2004   HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Council of Traditional Leaders Act 13 of 1997   CUSTOMARY LAW Traditional authorities
Credit Agreements Act 75 of 1980 (RSA)
Regulations
  PURCHASE AND SALE Hire-purchase
Crematorium Ordinance 6 of 1971
Regulations
  BIRTHS AND DEATHS Cremation

Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (RSA)- UPDATED

Regulations

  CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE
Criminal Procedure Act Repeal Act 14 of 2018    CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE
Criminal Procedure Ordinance 34 of 1963   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Perjury and peace bonds Only sections 300(3) and 370 remain in force.
Crown Land Disposal Ordinance 57 of 1903 (Transvaal)   LAND AND HOUSING
Crown Liabilities Act 1 of 1910 (SA)   LAW State liability
Cultural Institutions Act 29 of 1969 (RSA)   CULTURE AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

Currency and Exchanges Act 9 of 1933 (SA)

Regulations

  CURRENCY Only section 9 authorising the making of regulations applied to SWA.
Customs and Excise Act 20 of 1998 (new Schedule 1 amendment)   CUSTOMS AND EXCISE
Dairy Industry Act 30 of 1961 (SA)
Regulations
  AGRICULTURE Dairy
Decentralisation Enabling Act 33 of 2000   REGIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT Decentralisation
Deeds Registries Act 14 of 2015   DEEDS Land and housing Not yet in force.
Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937 (SA)
Regulations
  DEEDS Land and housing Repealed by the Deeds Registries Act 14 of 2015, which has not yet been brought into force since GN 81/2021 was set aside by the High Court (see NAMLEX entry for details)
Defence Act 1 of 2002
Regulations
  DEFENCE NDF  
Delegation of Powers Ordinance 24 of 1973   LAW
Demonstrations in or near Court Buildings Prohibition Act 71 of 1982 (RSA)   PUBLIC GATHERINGS
Demutualisation Levy Act 9 of 2002   INSURANCE
Departure from Namibia Regulation Act 34 of 1955 (SA)
Regulations
  CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION Border control
Deposit Guarantee Act 16 of 2018
The correct name of the Act is the “Deposit Guarantee Act”, according to section 62(1) of the Act. However, the table of contents and the header of Government Gazette 6806 erroneously refer to the “Namibia Deposit Guarantee Act”.
  FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Development Bank of Namibia Act 8 of 2002   FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT
Development Brigade Corporation Act 32 of 1992   LABOUR Development Brigade Corporation
Diamond Act 13 of 1999
Regulations
  MINING AND MINERALS Diamonds
Diamond Taxation Proclamation Repeal Act 21 of 1995   MINING AND MINERALS Repeals
Diplomatic Privileges Act 71 of 1951 (SA)   INTERNATIONAL ISSUES Diplomats
Disaster Risk Management Act 10 of 2012
Regulations
  DISASTERS Emergencies
Dissolution of Marriages on Presumption of Death Act 31 of 1993   MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
Divorce Laws Amendment Ordinance 18 of 1935   MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
Electoral Act 5 of 2014
Regulations
  ELECTIONS
Electricity Act 4 of 2007
Regulations
  ELECTRICITY Electricity Control Board
Electronic Transactions Act 4 of 2019   EVIDENCE Came into force on 16 March 2020, except section 20, Ch 4 and Ch 5)
Employees’ Compensation Act 30 of 1941 (SA)   LABOUR Disabilities
Employment Services Act 8 of 2011
Regulations
  LABOUR
Enforcement of Foreign Civil Judgments Act 28 of 1994   COURTS International issues
Engineering Profession Act 18 of 1986
Regulations
  ENGINEERING
Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia Act 13 of 2001   ENVIRONMENT Finance and development
Environmental Management Act 7 of 2007
Regulations
  ENVIRONMENT EIAs
Estate Agents Act 112 of 1976 (RSA)
Regulations
  LAND AND HOUSING PROFESSIONS Estate agents
Executive Powers (Agricultural Credit and Land Tenure) Transfer Proclamation, AG 13 of 1977   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Agriculture
Executive Powers (Agricultural Economics and Marketing) Transfer Proclamation, AG 18 of 1977   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Agriculture
Executive Powers (Agricultural Technical Services) Transfer Proclamation, AG 11 of 1978   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Agriculture
Executive Powers (Commerce) Transfer Proclamation, AG 28 of 1978   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Trade and industry
Executive Powers (Community Development) Transfer Proclamation, AG 8 of 1978   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS
Executive Powers (Forestry) Transfer Proclamation, AG 16 of 1977   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Forests
Executive Powers (Health) Transfer Proclamation, AG 14 of 1977   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Health
Executive Powers (Immigration) Transfer Proclamation, AG 9 of 1978   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Citizenship and immigration
Executive Powers (Industries) Transfer Proclamation, AG 5 of 1978   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Trade and industry
Executive Powers (Information) Transfer Proclamation, AG 7 of 1978   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Media and communication
Executive Powers (Inland Revenue) Transfer Proclamation, AG 18 of 1978   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Revenue
Executive Powers (Interior) Transfer Proclamation, AG 17 of 1978   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS
Executive Powers (Justice) Transfer Proclamation, AG 33 of 1979   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS
Executive Powers (Labour) Transfer Proclamation, AG 17 of 1977   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Labour
Executive Powers (Mines) Transfer Proclamation, AG 4 of 1978   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Mining and minerals
Executive Powers (National Education) Transfer Proclamation, AG 1 of 1978   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Education
Executive Powers (Planning and the Environment) Transfer Proclamation, AG 15 of 1978   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Environment
Executive Powers (Police) Transfer Proclamation 169 of 1980 (RSA)   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Police
Executive Powers (Posts and Telecommunications) Transfer Proclamation, AG 12 of 1978   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Media and communication
Executive Powers (Public Works) Transfer Proclamation, AG 16 of 1978   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS
Executive Powers (Social Welfare and Pensions) Transfer Proclamation, AG 11 of 1977   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Social welfare
Executive Powers (Statistics) Transfer Proclamation, AG 15 of 1977   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Census and statistics
Executive Powers (Transport) Transfer Proclamation, AG 14 of 1978   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS Transportation
Executive Powers Transfer (General Provisions) Proclamation, AG 7 of 1977   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS
Executive Powers Transfer Proclamation, AG 3 of 1977   TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS
Explosives Act 26 of 1956 (SA)
Regulations
  EXPLOSIVES Arms and ammunition
Export Credit and Foreign Investments Re-insurance Act 78 of 1957 (SA)   IMPORT AND EXPORT Insurance
Export  Levy Act 2 of 2016   IMPORT AND EXPORT Revenue
Export Processing Zones Act 9 of 1995   TRADE AND INDUSTRY EPZs
Expropriation Ordinance 13 of 1978   LAND AND HOUSING Expropriation
Extradition Act 11 of 1996   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Extradition
Fencing Proclamation 57 of 1921   LAND AND HOUSING Fencing
Fertilizers, Farm Feeds and Agricultural Remedies Act 36 of 1947 (SA)
Regulations
  AGRICULTURE Fertilizers
Finance and Audit Ordinance 1 of 1926   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Informers Only section 24D
remains in force.
Financial Institutions and Markets Act 2 of 2021   FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Not yet in force
Financial Institutions (Investment of Funds) Act 39 of 1984 (RSA)   FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Financial Intelligence Act 13 of 2012
Regulations
  FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Criminal law and procedure
First Law Amendment (Abolition of Discriminatory or Restrictive Laws for purposes of Free and Fair Election) Proclamation, AG 14 of 1989   REPEALS OF DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION Repeals.
Flexible Land Tenure Act 4 of 2012
Regulations
  LAND AND HOUSING Property
Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Ordinance 18 of 1979   HEALTH
Foreign Courts Evidence Act 2 of 1995   EVIDENCE Courts
Foreign Investments Act 27 of 1990
Regulations
  TRADE AND INDUSTRY Repealed by the Namibia Investment Promotion Act 9 of 2016, which has not yet been brought into force.
Forest Act 12 of 2001
Regulations
  ENVIRONMENT Forests
Formalities in respect of Contracts of Sale of Land Act 71 of 1969 (RSA)   PURCHASE AND SALE Land and housing
Formalities in respect of Leases of Land Act 18 of 1969 (RSA)   LANDLORD AND TENANT Property
Former Presidents’ Pension and Other Benefits Act 18 of 2004   PRESIDENT Pensions
Friendly Societies Act 25 of 1956 (SA)   SOCIAL WELFARE
Further Administration of Justice Proclamation 38 of 1920   COURTS Circuit courts Only sections 1, 7, 11 and 13-15, dealing with circuit court procedure, remain in force.
Game Products Trust Fund Act 7 of 1997   ENVIRONMENT Wildlife
Gaming and Entertainment Control Act 13 of 2018
Regulations
  GAMBLING Criminal law and procedure
General Law Amendment Act 101 of 1969 (RSA)   EVIDENCE Courts Only section 29 remains in force.
General Law Amendment Ordinance 12 of 1956   GENERAL Only sections 4-9 remain in force.
General Law Amendment Ordinance 13 of 1962   GENERAL Attempt, conspiracy and inducement Only sections 6-10 remain in force.
General Law Amendment Ordinance 22 of 1958   COURTS Children Only sections 1-2 remain in force.
Geneva Conventions Act 15 of 2003   INTERNATIONAL ISSUES Geneva Conventions
Geoscience Professions Act 3 of 2012
Regulations
  SCIENCE AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH Geology
Government Attorney Proclamation R.161 of 1982 (RSA)   LEGAL PRACTITIONERS Government attorney
Government Service Pension Act 57 of 1973 (RSA)   PENSIONS
Hazardous Substances Ordinance 14 of 1974   ENVIRONMENT Health
Heraldry Act 18 of 1962 (RSA)   INTELLECTURAL PROPERTY Heraldry
High Court Act 16 of 1990
Rules and in Namlex
  COURTS
Higher Education Act 26 of 2003
Regulations
  EDUCATION Tertiary education
Hospitals and Health Facilities Act 36 of 1994
Regulations
  HOSPITALS Health Most of this Act, with the exception of the portions pertaining to private health facilities, is repealed by the National Health Act 2 of 2015, which has not yet been brought into force except section 20(1).
Identification Act 21 of 1996
Regulations
  CIVIL REGISTRATION Identity documents
Immigration Control Act 7 of 1993
Regulations
  CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION Border control
Immovable Property (Removal or Modification of Restrictions) Act 94 of 1965 (RSA)   LAND AND HOUSING Property
Import and Export Control Act 30 of 1994   IMPORT AND EXPORT
Income Tax Act 24 of 1981
Regulations
  INCOME TAX
Income Tax Agreement Ratification Ordinance 13 of 1959   INCOME TAX
Industrial Property Act 1 of 2012
Regulations
  INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Patents and trademarks
Inland Fisheries Resources Act 1 of 2003
Regulations
  MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESOURCES
Inquests Act 6 of 1993   INQUESTS
Insolvency Act 24 of 1936 (SA)   INSOLVENCY Bankruptcy
Inspection of Financial Institutions Act 38 of 1984 (RSA)   FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
International Co-operation in Criminal Matters Act 9 of 2000
Regulations
  CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE International issues
International Health Regulations Act 28 of 1974 (RSA)   HEALTH
Interpretation of Laws Proclamation 37 of 1920   LAW
Intestate Succession Ordinance 12 of 1946   INHERITANCE Succession
Intimidation Proclamation, AG. 24 of 1989   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Intimidation
Judges’ Pensions Act 13 of 2011   PENSIONS Judges
Judges’ Remuneration Act 18 of 1990
Regulations
  JUDGES Courts
Judicial Service Commission Act 18 of 1995
Regulations
  JUDGES Courts
Judiciary Act 11 of 2015   JUDGES Courts
Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of Oaths Act 16 of 1963 (RSA)
Regulations
  LAW Commissioners of Oaths
Karakul Pelts and Wool Act 14 of 1982   AGRICULTURE Sheep
Karakul Sheep Farming Industry Protection Proclamation 31 of 1930   AGRICULTURE Sheep
Labour Act 11 of 2007
Regulations
  LABOUR
Land Survey Act 33 of 1993
Regulations
  LAND AND HOUSING Property
Land Tenure Act 32 of 1966 (RSA)   LAND AND HOUSING Agriculture
Law Reform and Development Commission Act 29 of 1991   LAW
Legal Aid Act 29 of 1990
Regulations
  LEGAL PRACTITIONERS
Legal Practitioners Act 15 of 1995
Regulations
  LEGAL PRACTITIONERS
Licensing of Totalisators Ordinance 5 of 1938   GAMBLING Repealed by the Gaming and Enter-tainment Control Act 13 of 2018, which has not yet been brought into force.
Limitation of Legal Proceedings (Provincial and Local Authorities) Act 94 of 1970 (RSA)   PRESCRIPTION Law
Liquor Act 6 of 1998
Regulations
  ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND TOBACCO Alcohol
Livestock and Livestock Products Act 12 of 1981   AGRICULTURE Livestock Previously named Meat Industry Act; name changed by Act 15 of 2023 (GG 8182)
Livestock Improvement Act 25 of 1977 (RSA)   AGRICULTURE Livestock Status uncertain.
Local Authorities Act 23 of 1992
Regulations
  REGIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Local Authorities Fire Brigade Services Act 5 of 2006
Regulations
  REGIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT Fire brigades
Long-term Insurance Act 5 of 1998
Regulations
  INSURANCE
Lotteries Act 13 0f 2017
Regulations
  GAMBLING Finance and development
Magistrates Act 3 of 2003
Regulations
  COURTS Magistrates
Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1944 (SA)   COURTS Magistrates
Maintenance Act 9 of 2003
Regulations
  MAINTENANCE
Marine Resources Act 27 of 2000
Regulations
  MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESOURCES
Marine Traffic Act 2 of 1981 (RSA)   SHIPPING
Marketing Act 59 of 1968 (RSA)   AGRICULTURE Marketing
Marriage Act 25 of 1961 (SA)   MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
Married Persons Equality Act 1 of 1996   MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
Matrimonial Affairs Ordinance 25 of 1955   MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
Matrimonial Causes Jurisdiction Act 22 of 1939 (SA)   MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
Measuring Units and National Measuring Standards Act 76 of 1973 (RSA)   WEIGHTS, MEASURS AND STANDARDS Repealed by Metrology Amendment Act 17 of 2005 (GG 3568), which is not yet in force.
Meat Corporation of Namibia Act 1 of 2001   AGRICULTURE Meat
Medical Aid Funds Act 23 of 1995
Regulations
  MEDICAL AID
Medical and Dental Act 10 of 2004
Regulations
  HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Medical Scheme for Members of the National Assembly, Judges and Other Office Bearers Act 23 of 1990   MEDICAL AID
Medicines and Related Substances Control Act 13 of 2003
Regulations
  MEDICINE
Members of Parliament and other Office-bearers Pension Fund Act 20 of 1999   PENSIONS Parliament
Members of Statutory Bodies Pension Act 94 of 1969 (RSA)   PENSIONS
Mental Health Act 18 of 1973 (RSA)   MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL DISORDERS Criminal law and procedure
Merchandise Marks Act 17 of 1941 (SA)   INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Merchandise marks
Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951 (SA) and Schedule 1 
Regulations
  SHIPPING
Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951 (SA) Schedule 2    SHIPPING
Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951 (SA) Schedule 3    SHIPPING
Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951 (SA) Schedule 4   SHIPPING
Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951 (SA) Schedule 5   SHIPPING
Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951 (SA) Schedule 6   SHIPPING
Metrology Act 5 of 2022   WEIGHTS, MEASURES AND STANDARDS Not yet in force.
Metrology Act 77 of 1973 (RSA)
Regulations
  WEIGHTS, MEASURES AND STANDARDS Repealed by Metrology Act 5 of  2022 (GG 7953), which has not yet been brought into force.
Microlending Act 7 of 2018
Regulations
  FINANCIAL INSTUTUTIONS Loans
Military Pensions Act 84 of 1976 (RSA)   PENSIONS Defence
Minerals (Prospecting and Mining) Act 33 of 1992   MINING AND MINERALS
Minerals Development Fund of Namibia
Act 19 of 1996
  MINING AND MINERALS Finance and development
Mines, Works and Minerals Ordinance 20 of 1968   MINING AND MINERALS
Moratorium Act 25 of 1963 (RSA)   DEFENCE Obsolete; has no current effect in Namibia as it applies only to persons conscripted into military service.
Moratorium on the Payment of Stamp Duty or Transfer Duty in Respect of Rationalisation Schemes Act 13 of 1993   REVENUE Property
Motor Vehicle Accident Fund Act 10 of 2007
Regulations
  ROADS AND ROAD TRANSPORTATION MVA claims
Motor Vehicle Theft Act 12 of 1999   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Motor vehicles
Mountain Catchment Areas Act 63 of 1970 (RSA)   ENVIRONMENT Water
Municipal Dog Tax Ordinance 13 of 1967
Regulations
  ANIMALS Dogs
Namibia Central Intelligence Service Act 10 of 1997
Regulations
  DEFENCE Constitution
Namibia Film Commission Act 6 of 2000   MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION Films Not yet in force.
Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority Act 3 of 2001
Regulations
  FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS NAMFISA
Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority Act 3 of 2021   FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS NAMFISA Not yet in force.
Namibia Industrial Development Agency Act 16 of 2016   TRADE AND INDUSTRY Business
Namibia Institute of Pathology Act 15 of 1999   MEDICINE Pathology
Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management Act 10 of 2010   EDUCATION Public service
Namibia Investment Promotion Act 9 of 2016   TRADE AND INDUSTRY Business Not yet in force.
Namibia Library and Information Service Act 4 of 2000
Regulations
  LIBRARIES
Namibia National Reinsurance Corporation Act 22 of 1998
Regulations
  INSURANCE NamibRe
Namibia Nursing Association Act 28 of 1993   HEALTH PROFESSIONS Nursing
Namibia Press Agency Act 3 of 1992   MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION Press
Namibia Qualifications Authority Act 29 of 1996
Regulations
  EDUCATION Labour
Namibia Red Cross Act 16 of 1991   SOCIAL WELFARE Health
Namibia Refugees (Recognition and Control) Act 2 of 1999
Regulations
  CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION Refugees
Namibia Revenue Agency Act 12 of 2017   REVENUE Taxation
Namibia Special Risks Insurance Association Act 5 of 2017   INSURANCE NASRIA
Namibia Sports Act 12 of 2003
Regulations
  SPORTS Finance and development
Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund Act 26 of 2000
Regulations
   EDUCATION Tertiary education
Namibia Tourism Board Act 21 of 2000
Regulations
  TOURISM
Namibia University of Science and Technology Act 7 of 2015   EDUCATION Tertiary education
Namibia Water Corporation Act 12 of 1997   WATER Namwater
Namibia Wildlife Resorts Company Act 3 of 1998   TOURISM Business
Namibian Broadcasting Act 9 of 1991
Regulations
  MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION NBC
Namibian Citizenship (Second) Special Conferment Act 6 of 2015   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION  
Namibian Citizenship Act 14 of 1990
Regulations
  CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Namibian Citizenship Special Conferment Act 14 of 1991   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION Earmarked for repeal by LRDC on grounds that the time period set by the Act for claiming citizenship has expired.
Namibian College of Open Learning Act 1 of 1997   EDUCATION NAMCOL
Namibian Ports Authority Act 2 of 1994
Regulations
  SHIPPING Namport
Namibian Time Act 9 of 2017   WEIGHTS, MEASURES AND STANDARDS Time
Namibian Transport Advisory Board Act 23 of 1991   TRANSPORTATION
National Art Gallery of Namibia Act 14 of 2000   CULTURE AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS Arts
National Arts Fund of Namibia Act 1 of 2005   CULTURE AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS Arts Not yet in force.
National Disability Council Act 26 of 2004   DISABILITIES
National Education Act 30 of 1980   EDUCATION Tertiary education Remaining portions of Act appear to apply only to agricultural colleges providing tertiary education.
National Fishing Corporation of Namibia
Act 28 of 1991
  MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESOURCES Fishcor
National Health Act 2 of 2015   HOSPITALS Health Not yet in force generally. Section 20(1) was brought into force on 17 September 2020 by GN 231/2020 (GG 7338).
National Heritage Act 27 of 2004
Regulations
  NATIONAL HERITAGE
National Housing Development Act 28 of 2000   LAND AND HOUSING Property
National Housing Enterprise Act 5 of 1993
Regulations
  LAND AND HOUSING Property
National Pensions Act 10 of 1992   PENSIONS Social welfare
National Planning Commission Act 2 of 2013   CONSTITUTION National Planning Commission
National Road Safety Act 9 of 1972 (RSA)   ROADS AND ROAD TRANSPORTATION
National Symbols of the Republic of Namibia Act 17 of 2018   CONSTITUTION
National Transport Services Holding Company Act 28 of 1998   TRANSPORTATION Transnamib
National Vocational Training Act 18 of 1994   EDUCATION Vocational training This Act has been repealed, but some provisions continue to apply despite the repeal.
National Welfare Act 79 of 1965 (RSA)   SOCIAL WELFARE Welfare organisations
National Youth Council Act 3 of 2009   YOUTH Finance and development
National Youth Service Act 6 of 2005   YOUTH Labour
Native Administration Proclamation 15 of 1928
Regulations
  BLACKS Marriage
Inheritance
Only sections 17-18 and 23-27 in force. Will be repealed by the Repeal of Obsolete Laws Act 12 of 2022 when that Act comes into force.
Nature Conservation Ordinance 4 of 1975
Regulations
  ENVIRONMENT Wildlife
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in Suidwes-Afrika (Private) Ordinance 38 of 1958   CHURCHES
New Era Publication Corporation Act 1 of 1992   MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION Press
Newspaper and Imprint Registration Act 63 of 1971 (RSA)   MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION Press
Nursing Act 8 of 2004
Regulations
  HEALTH PROFESSIONS Nursing
Ombudsman Act 7 of 1990   CONSTITUTION Ombudsman
One-Stop Border Posts Control Act 8 of 2017   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION International issues
Ordinance for Prevention and Combating of Alcoholism and Anti-Social Conduct 11 of 1965
Regulations
  HEALTH
Participation Bonds Act 55 of 1981 (RSA)   DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
Payment of Bank Notes Proclamation 3 of 1933
Entitles holder of bank note issued under Banks Proclamation 29 of 1930 (now repealed) to be paid in gold.
  CURRENCY Appears to be obsolete.
Payment System Management Act 14 of 2023
Regulations
  FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Pension Funds Act 24 of 1956 (SA)   PENSIONS
Performing Animals Protection Act 24 of 1935 (SA)
Regulations
  ANIMALS
Petroleum (Exploration and Production)
Act 2 of 1991

Regulations
  MINING AND MINERALS Fuel and energy
Petroleum (Taxation) Act 3 of 1991   REVENUE Fuel and energy
Petroleum Products and Energy Act 13 of 1990
Regulations
  FUEL AND ENERGY Petrol prices
Pharmacy Act 9 of 2004
Regulations
  HEALTH PROFESSIONS Pharmacies
Plant Quarantine Act 7 of 2008
Regulations
  ENVIRONMENT Plants
Police Act 19 of 1990
Regulations
  POLICE Nampol
Police Offences Proclamation 27 of 1920
  CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE
Political Ordinance of 1 April 1580
as interpreted and amended by Interpretation of 13 May 1594 and Octrooi of 10 January 1661
  INHERITANCE Applied to SWA via Administration of Justice Proclamation, 21 of 1919only Articles 19-29 applicable.
Post Office Service Act 66 of 1974 (RSA)   PUBLIC SERVICE
Posts and Telecommunications Act 19 of 1992
Regulations
  MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION Telecom
Posts and Telecommunications Companies Establishment Act 17 of 1992   MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION Telecom
Powers of the SWA Water and Electricity Corporation Act 14 of 1980   ELECTRICITY NamPower
Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament Act 17 of 1996   CONSTITUTION Parliament
Prescribed Rate of Interest Act 55 of 1975 (RSA)   DEBTORS AND CREDITORS Courts
Prescription Act 68 of 1969 (RSA)   PRESCRIPTION Law
Presidential Remuneration and Other Benefits Act 5 of 2016   PRESIDENT
Prevention and Combating of Pollution of the Sea by Oil Act 6 of 1981 (RSA)   ENVIRONMENT Pollution
Prevention and Combating of Terrorist and Proliferation Activities Act 4 of 2014
Regulations
  TERRORISM Criminal law and procedure
Prevention of Counterfeiting of Currency Act 16 of 1965 (RSA)   CURRENCY Criminal law and procedure Only sections 1-4 and 12 remain in force.
Prevention of Organised Crime Act 29 of 2004
Regulations
  CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE International issues
Prevention of Undesirable Residue in Meat Act 21 of 1991
Regulations
  AGRICULTURE
Price Control Act 25 of 1964 (RSA)   TRADE AND INDUSTRY Price control
Professional Land Surveyors’, Technical Surveyors’ and Survey Technicians’ Act 32 of 1993
Regulations
  LAND AND HOUSING PROFESSIONS Land surveyors
Prohibition of Disguises Act 16 of 1969 (RSA)   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Disguises
Property Valuers Profession Act 7 of 2012   LAND AND HOUSING PROFESSIONS Property Not yet in force.
Protection of Fundamental Rights Act 16 of 1988   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Boycotts
Protection of Information Act 84 of 1982 (RSA)   DEFENCE Media and Communication
Public Accountants’ and Auditors’ Act 51 of 1951 (SA)   ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS
Public and Environmental Health Act 1 of 2015
Regulations
  HEALTH Environment Came into force on 17 September 2020
Public Enterprises Governance Act 1 of 2019   BUSINESS Parastatals
Public Gatherings Proclamation, AG 23 of 1989   PUBLIC GATHERINGS
Public Holidays Act 26 of 1990   SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Public holidays
Public Office-Bearers (Remuneration and Benefits) Commission Act 3 of 2005   CONSTITUTION Public officials
Public Private Partnership Act 4 of 2017
Regulations
  BUSINESS
Public Procurement Act 15 of 2015
Regulations
  TENDERS
Public Service Act 13 of 1995
Regulations
  PUBLIC SERVICE
Public Service Commission Act 2 of 1990   PUBLIC SERVICE
Publications Act 42 of 1974 (RSA)
Regulations
  MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION
Racial Discrimination Prohibition Act 26 of 1991   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Discrimination
Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Act 3 of 1995   MAINTENANCE International issues
Reciprocal Service of Civil Process Act 27 of 1994   COURTS International issues
Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards Act 40 of 1977 (RSA)   ARBITRATION International issues
Recognition of Certain Marriages Act 18 of 1991   MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
Regional Councils Act 22 of 1992
Regulations
  REGIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Registration of Deeds in Rehoboth Act 93 of 1976 (RSA)
Regulations
  REGIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Rents Ordinance 13 of 1977   LANDLORD AND TENANT Property
Repeal of Obsolete Laws Act 21 of 2018
  LAW
Repeal of Obsolete Laws Act 12 of 2022
  LAW
Research, Science and Technology Act 23 of 2004
Regulations
  SCIENCE AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH Research
Riotous Assemblies Act 17 of 1956 (SA)   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Attempt, conspiracy and incitement Only sections 16-18 and 19A-21 remain in force.
Road Fund Administration Act 18 of 1999   ROADS AND ROAD TRANSPORTATION
Road Traffic and Transport Act 22 of 1999
Regulations
  ROADS AND ROAD TRANSPORTATION
Road Transportation Act 74 of 1977 (RSA)
Regulations
  ROADS AND ROAD TRANSPORTATION Repealed by the Road Traffic and Transport Act 22 of 1999, but this repeal is not yet in force insofar as it relates to passenger transport (GN 52/2001, GG 2503).
Roads Authority Act 17 of 1999   ROADS AND ROAD TRANSPORTATION
Roads Contractor Company Act 14 of 1999   ROADS AND ROAD TRANSPORTATION
Roads Ordinance 17 of 1972   ROADS AND ROAD TRANSPORTATION
Sale of Land on Instalments Act 72 of 1971 (RSA)   PURCHASE AND SALE Land and housing
Sea-shore Ordinance 37 of 1958   SEA AND SEASHORE
Second General Law Amendment Act 94 of 1974 (RSA)   EVIDENCE Courts Only section 2 remains
in force.
Second Hand Goods Act 23 of 1998
Regulations
  TRADE AND INDUSTRY Criminal law and procedure
Second Law Amendment (Abolition of Discriminatory or Restrictive Laws for purposes of Free and Fair Election) Proclamation, AG 25 of 1989   REPEALS OF DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION Repeals.
Sectional Titles Act 2 of 2009
Regulations
  LAND AND HOUSING Property
Security Commission Act 18 of 2001   CONSTITUTION Security Commission
Security Enterprises and Security Officers Act 19 of 1998   SECURITY OFFICERS Labour
Seed and Seed Varieties Act 23 of 2018
  AGRICULTURE Seeds Not yet in force.
Shop Hours and Shop Assistants Ordinance 15 of 1939   LABOUR
Short-term Insurance Act 4 of 1998
Regulations
  INSURANCE
Social Security Act 34 of 1994
Regulations
  SOCIAL SECURITY Labour
Social Work and Psychology Act 6 of 2004
Regulations
  HEALTH PROFESSIONS Social work
Soil Conservation Act 76 of 1969 (RSA)   ENVIRONMENT Soil
Special Advisers and Regional Governors Appointment Act 6 of 1990   CONSTITUTION Regional governors
Sperrgebiet-Delimitation Proclamation 11 of 1920   MINING AND MINERALS
Squatters Proclamation, AG 21 of 1985   LAND AND HOUSING
Stamp Duties Act 15 of 1993
Regulations
  REVENUE
Standards Act 18 of 2005
Regulations
  WEIGHTS, MEASURES AND STANDARDS NSI
State Finance Act 31 of 1991   FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT State funds
State Repudiation (Cultura 2000) Act 32 of 1991   FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT Only sections 1, 2 and 7 remain in force. Obsolete.
Statistics Act 9 of 2011   CENSUS AND STATISTICS
Stock Brands Act 24 of 1995
Regulations
  AGRICULTURE Livestock
Stock Exchanges Control Act 1 of 1985 (RSA)   STOCKS AND SECURITIES Namibia Stock Exchange
Stock Theft Act 12 of 1990
Regulations
  CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Livestock
Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act 70 of 1970 (RSA)   LAND AND HOUSING Agriculture
Sugar Act 28 of 1936 (RSA)   TRADE AND INDUSTRY Sugar
Sunday Trading Proclamation 12 of 1919   SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Supreme Court Act 15 of 1990
Rules
  COURTS
Suretyship Amendment Act 57 of 1971 (RSA)   DEBTORS AND CREDITORS Loans Contains only repeals.
Teachers’ Education Colleges Act 25 of 2003   EDUCATION
Tear-gas Act 16 of 1964 (RSA)   ARMS AND AMMUNITION Tear-gas
Temporary Employees Pension Fund Act 75 of 1979 (RSA)
  PENSIONS Appears to have little or no ongoing relevance.
Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone of Namibia Act 3 of 1990   SEA AND SEASHORE Marine and freshwater resources
The Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa (Private) Act 24 of 1961 (SA)   CHURCHES
Tobacco Growers Protection Ordinance 2 of 1933   AGRICULTURE Tobacco
Tobacco Products Control Act 1 of 2010
Regulations
  ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND TOBACCO Tobacco
Town and Regional Planners Act 9 of 1996
Regulations
  LAND AND HOUSING PROFESSIONS Town planning
Trade Practices Act 76 of 1976 (RSA)   TRADE AND INDUSTRY
Trades and Occupational Licences Repeal Act 10 of 1995   TRADE AND INDUSTRY Repeals.
Traditional Authorities Act 25 of 2000
Regulations
  CUSTOMARY LAW Traditional authorities
Transfer Duty Act 14 of 1993   REVENUE Land and housing
Transfer of Convicted Offenders Act 9 of 2005
Regulations
  CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES Prisons
Trespass of Animals Ordinance 16 of 1939   ANIMALS
Trespass Ordinance 3 of 1962   LAND AND HOUSING Criminal law and procedure
Trust Administration Act 11 of 2023
Regulations
  TRUSTS
Trust Fund for Regional Development and Equity Provisions Act 22 of 2000   REGIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT Finance and development
Unit Trusts Control Act 54 of 1981 (RSA)
Regulations
  STOCKS AND SECURITIES Unit trusts
University of Namibia Act 18 of 1992   EDUCATION Tertiary education
Urban and Regional Planning Act 5 of 2018
Regulations
  LAND AND HOUSING Town Planning Not yet in force
Usury Act 73 of 1968 (RSA)   DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
Value-Added Tax Act 10 of 2000   REVENUE VAT
Veterans Act 2 of 2008
Regulations
  SOCIAL WELFARE Veterans
Veterinary and Veterinary Para-Professions Act 1 of 2013
Regulations
  ANIMALS Veterinarians
Vexatious Proceedings Act 3 of 1956 (SA)   COURTS
Vocational Education and Training Act 1 of 2008
Regulations
  EDUCATION Vocational training
Walvis Bay and Off-Shore Islands Act 1 of 1994   CONSTITUTION Walvis Bay
War Damage Insurance and Compensation Act 85 of 1976 (RSA)   INSURANCE
War Graves Control and Maintenance Ordinance 2 of 1927   NATIONAL HERITAGE Grave sites
Water Research Act 34 of 1971 (RSA)   WATER Research
Water Resources Management Act 11 of 2013
Regulations
to follow see 8188 and 8187
  WATER Enacted on 29 August 2023
Weeds Ordinance 19 of 1957   AGRICULTURE Weeds
Whistleblower Protection Act 10 of 2017   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Labour Not yet in force.
Wills Act 7 of 1953   INHERITANCE Wills
Witchcraft Suppression Proclamation 27 of 1933   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Witchcraft
Witness Protection Act 11 of 2017   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Not yet in Force.
Wreck and Salvage Act 5 of 2004   SHIPPING
Vehicle Mass Act 1 of 2024
Gazettes 2024

  TRANSPORTATION
Virtual Assets Act 10 of 2023
Regulations to follow see Gazettes 2023
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