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Abattoir Industry
Act 54 of 1976

AGRICULTURE

Meat

 

Abattoirs Restriction Proclamation 8 of 1944

AGRICULTURE

Meat

 

Abortion and Sterilization Act 2 of 1975

MEDICINE

Abortion

 

Abuse of Dependence-Producing Substances and Rehabilitation Centres
Act 41 of 1971

ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND TOBACCO

Drugs

 

Access to Biological and Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge Act 2 of 2017

ENVIRONMENT

Genetic resources

Not yet in force.

Accommodation Establishments and Tourism Ordinance 20 of 1973

TOURISM

 

 

Accreditation Board of Namibia Act 8 of 2005

WEIGHTS, MEASURES AND STANDARDS

Trade and industry

Not yet in force.

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
OG 2199; amendments in OG 2254 and OG 2409;
pensions and benefits for certain employees of the
SWA administration

 

PENSIONS

 

Not included in database. Limited ongoing relevance.

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Repealed by Estates and Succession Amendment Act 15 of 2005 (GG 3566), but rules of intestate succession in Schedule 2 continue to apply despite repeal; repeal also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Repealed but still has ongoing effect.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

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

ADMIRALTY LAW

 

Applied to SWA via Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act, 1890

Admiralty Court Act, 1861

ADMIRALTY LAW

 

Applied to SWA via Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act, 1890

Admiralty Jurisdiction Regulation Act 5 of 1972

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

 

Age of Majority
Act 57 of 1972
RSA GG 3533; no amendments

 

CHILDREN

 

Not included in database. Repealed by Child Care & Protection Act 3 of 2015, which is not yet in force.

Aged Persons
Act 81 of 1967

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

AVIATION

 

 

Airports Company Act 25 of 1998

AVIATION

Airports

 

Aliens Act 1 of 1937

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
OG 502; no amendments; assists mortgage debtors by providing for suspension periods “in view of the prevailing financial depression”

 

LAND AND HOUSING

 

Not included in database. Appears to be obsolete.

Amnesty Proclamation, AG 13 of 1989
OG 5725; no  amendments; amnesty for pre-independence offences committed by persons in exile, so that they may return to Namibia

 

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

 

Not included in database. Little or no ongoing effect.

Amortization Fund Repeal Act 7 of 1992

REVENUE

 

Probably obsolete.
No ongoing effect.

Anatomical Donations and Post-Mortem Examinations Ordinance 12 of 1977

MEDICINE

Organ donation

 

Animal Health Act 1 of 2011
Regulations

ANIMALS

 

 

Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962

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

DAMAGES

Courts

 

Appropriation Act 1 of 2004

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 1 of 2006

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 1 of 2007

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 1 of 2016

 

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

WITHDRAWN by
GN 139/2016 (GG 6049)

Appropriation Act 1 of 2017

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 11 of 1990

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 11 of 1991

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 11 of 1995

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 13 of 2000

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 16 of 1992

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 16 of 1998

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 2 of 1997

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 2 of 2002

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 3 of 2008

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 3 of 2014

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 4 of 1996

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 4 of 2009

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 4 of 2011

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 4 of 2015

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 5 of 2012

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 5 of 2013

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 6 of 2003

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 7 of 1994

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 7 of 2005

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 7 of 2016

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 8 of 1993

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 9 of 1999

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 9 of 2001

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Appropriation Act 9 of 2010

APPROPRIATIONS

National budget

 

Aquaculture Act 18 of 2002
Regulations

MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESOURCES

 

 

Arbitration Act 42 of 1965

ARBITRATION

 

 

Architects’ and Quantity Surveyors’ Act 13 of 1979

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

DAMAGES

Courts

 

Assignment of Powers Act 4 of 1990

CONSTITUTION

Presidency

 

Assistance Fund of South West Africa Repeal
Act 13 of 1992

FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT

 

Earmarked for repeal by LRDC, as it has no ongoing relevance.

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 15 of 1997
Regulations

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Banks

 

Banking Institutions Act 2 of 1998
Regulations

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Banks

 

Bills of Exchange Act 22 of 2003

NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS

Banks

 

Biosafety Act 7 of 2006
Regulations

ENVIRONMENT

Genetically-modified organisms

Not yet in force.

Births, Marriages and Deaths Registration Act 81 of 1963

CIVIL REGISTRATION

Births and deaths

 

Black [Native] Affairs Act 55 of 1959
SA GG 6253; amendments in RSA GG 1585 and
RSA GG 2820, plus general amendments on terminology

 

BLACKS

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Black [Native] Reserves (South West Africa) Act 44 of 1945
SA GG 3514; only general amendments of terminology;  authorises dis-establishment of one area reserved for Black occupation, in exchange for establishment of another

 

BLACKS

 

Not included in database. Governed only one particular transaction;
no ongoing applicability.

Black Authorities’ Service Pensions Act 6 of 1971
RSA GG 3022; amendments in RSA GG 3431,
RSA GG 3447, RSA GG 5012 and RSA GG 5671;
pension fund for employees of certain “black authorities”

 

PENSIONS

 

Not included in database. Limited ongoing relevance.

Blind Persons Act 26 of 1968

SOCIAL WELFARE

Disabilities

 

Bonemeal and Superphosphates Control Proclamation 37 of 1944

AGRICULTURE

Fertilizers

 

Boxing and Wrestling Control Act 11 of 1980

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

AGRICULTURE

Fruit

 

Caprivi Zipfel Affairs Proclamation 27 of 1930
OG 383; no amendments

 

BLACKS

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Carriage by Air Act 17 of 1946

AVIATION

 

 

Casinos and Gambling Houses Act 32 of 1994
Regulations

GAMBLING

Casino Board

 

Cattle Improvement Consolidation Ordinance 14 of 1941

AGRICULTURE

Cattle

 

Census of Dwellings Proclamation 24 of 1945
OG 1196; no amendments

 

CENSUS AND STATISTICS

 

Not included in database. Appears to be superseded by Statistics Act 9 of 2011.

Child Care and Protection Act 3 of 2015

CHILDREN

 

Not yet in force.

Children’s Act 33 of 1960
SA GG 6417, as amended in South Africa to 1977 and
by Act 7 of 1981 (Rehoboth) and GG 1894

CHILDREN

 

Not included in database. Repealed by Child Care & Protection Act 3 of 2015, which is not yet in force.

Children’s Status Act 6 of 2006

CHILDREN

Guardianship

Repealed by Child Care & Protection Act 3 of 2015, which is not yet in force.

Civil Aviation Act 6 of 2016
Regulations

AVIATION

 

 

Civil Defence Act 39 of 1966

DISASTERS

Emergencies

 

Civil Proceedings Evidence Act 25 of 1965

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

ADMIRALTY LAW

 

Applied to SWA via Administration of Justice Proclamation 21 of 1919

Combating of Domestic Violence Act 4 of 2003
Regulations

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Criminal law and procedure

 

Combating of Immoral Practices Act 21 of 1980

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

Sex work

 

Combating of Rape Act 8 of 2000

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

Rape

 

Commissions Act 8 of 1947

COMMISSIONS

 

 

Commissions’ Powers Ordinance 6 of 1927
OG 234; amendments in OG 3521

 

COMMISSIONS

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Commonwealth Relations (Temporary Provision) Act 41 of 1961
SA GG 6700; no amendments;
provides that references to Commonwealth countries in laws not affected by the lapsing of South Africa’s membership after it became a Republic (RSA and Namibia are both now members of the Commonwealth)

 

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

 

Not included in database. Appears to have no ongoing relevance.

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

 

Computer Evidence Act 32 of 1985

EVIDENCE

Courts

 

Concessions from Natives Proclamation 8 of 1915
OG 1; no amendments

 

BLACKS

Mining

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

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

 

 

Consent to Operations on Native Minors Proclamation 37 of 1943
OG 1080; no amendments

 

MEDICINE

 

Not included in database. Repealed by Child Care & Protection Act 3 of 2015, which is not yet in force.

Control of Sites (Churches, Schools and Missions) Proclamation 31 of 1932
OG 491; no amendments

 

LAND AND HOUSING

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Control of the Importation and Exportation of Dairy Products and Dairy Product Substitutes Act 5 of 1986

AGRICULTURE

Dairy

 

Controlled Wildlife Products and Trade
Act 9 of 2008

Regulations

TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Wildlife

 

Conventional Penalties
Act 15 of 1962

CONTRACTS

 

 

Co-operatives Act 23 of 1996

CO-OPERATIVES

 

 

Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Protection
Act 6 of 1994

Regulations

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Copyright

 

Correctional Service
Act 9 of 2012

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

PURCHASE AND SALE

Hire-purchase

 

Crematorium Ordinance 6 of 1971

BIRTHS AND DEATHS

Cremation

 

Criminal Law Amendment Act 8 of 1953
SA GG 5018; repeal of sections 8-9 in OG 5758

 

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

Protests

Not included in database. Obsolete; status of remaining provisions of Act uncertain

Criminal Procedure Act 25 of 2004

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

 

Not yet in force.

Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977

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 Proclamation 13 of 1920
OG 29; amendments in OG 41, SA GG 4435, OG 1601,
OG 2153, OG 2634 and RSA GG 8344

 

LAND AND HOUSING

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Crown Lands (Trespass) Proclamation 7 of 1919
OG 24; amendments in OG 701, OG 770 and OG 1357

 

LAND AND HOUSING

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Crown Liabilities Act 1 of 1910

LAW

State liability

 

Cultural Institutions Act 29 of 1969

CULTURE AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

 

 

Cultural Promotion Ordinance 9 of 1980
OG 4159.; amended by OG 2 of the Representative Authority of the Whites

 

CULTURE AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; applies to “white population group” only.

Currency and Exchanges Act 9 of 1933

CURRENCY

 

Only section 9 authorising the making of regulations applied to SWA.

Customs and Excise Act 20 of 1998

CUSTOMS AND EXCISE

 

 

Dairy Industry Act 30 of 1961

AGRICULTURE

Dairy

 

Decentralisation Enabling Act 33 of 2000

REGIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Decentralisation

 

Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937
Regulations

DEEDS

Land and housing

 

Deeds Registries Act 14 of 2015

DEEDS

Land and housing

Not yet in force.

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

PUBLIC GATHERINGS

 

 

Demutualisation Levy Act 9 of 2002

INSURANCE

 

 

Departure from Namibia Regulation Act 34 of 1955
Regulations

CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

Border control

 

Development Bank of Namibia Act 8 of 2002

FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT

 

 

Development Brigade Corporation Act 32 of 1992

LABOUR

Development Brigade Corporation

 

Development Fund of South West Africa/Namibia Act 29 of 1987
OG 5477; no amendments

 

FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Development of Self-Government for Native Nations in South-West Africa Act 54 of 1968
RSA GG 2100; amendments in RSA GG 2665, RSA GG 3447, RSA GG 3845, RSA GG 4486RSA GG 4487,
RSA GG 4628, RSA GG 4794, RSA GG 5012, as well as general amendments to terminology; repeal in certain areas provided for in OG 4401

 

BLACKS

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Diamond Act 13 of 1999
Regulations

MINING AND MINERALS

Diamonds

 

Diplomatic Privileges Act 71 of 1951

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

 

 

Dried Peas Control Ordinance 35 of 1957
OG 2092; no amendments

 

AGRICULTURE

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Education Act 16 of 2001
Regulations

EDUCATION

 

 

Electoral Act 5 of 2014
Regulations

ELECTIONS

 

 

Electricity Act 4 of 2007
Regulations

ELECTRICITY

Electricity Control Board

 

Employees’ Compensation Act 30 of 1941

LABOUR

Disabilities

 

Employment Services Act 8 of 2011
Regulations

LABOUR

 

 

Enforcement of Foreign Civil Judgements
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

LAND AND HOUSING PROFESSIONS

Estate agents

 

Exchequer and Audit Amendment Proclamation, AG 35 of 1979
OG 4042; repealed in part in OG 4610 and GG 447;
only sections 32-36, which amend laws no longer
relevant to Namibia, remain in force

 

FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

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

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

EXPLOSIVES

Arms and ammunition

 

Export Credit and Foreign Investments Re-insurance Act 78 of 1957

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

 

Ex-Volunteers Assistance Proclamation 2 of 1945
OG 1166; amendments in OG 1186, OG 1192, OG 1273, OG 1438, OG 1364 and OG 1423;
grants/loans to persons who rendered certain military services

 

PENSIONS

 

Not included in database. Little or no ongoing effect.

Fencing Proclamation 57 of 1921

LAND AND HOUSING

Fencing

 

Fertilizers, Farm Feeds and Agricultural Remedies
Act 36 of 1947

Regulations

AGRICULTURE

Fertilizers

 

Finance and Audit Ordinance 1 of 1926

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

Informers

Only section 24D
remains in force.

Finance and Financial Adjustments Acts Consolidation Act 11 of 1977

FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT

 

Obsolete; only section 9 remains in force re: duty and tax exemptions of “Black authorities”.

Financial Institutions (Investment of Funds) Act
39 of 1984

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
OG 5726; no amendments

 

REPEALS OF DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION

Repeals.

Not included in database.
No ongoing relevance.

Flexible Land Tenure Act 4 of 2012

LAND AND HOUSING

Property

Not yet in force.

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

 

 

Forest Act 12 of 2001
Regulations

ENVIRONMENT

Forests

 

Formalities in respect of Contracts of Sale of Land Act 71 of 1969

PURCHASE AND SALE

Land and housing

 

Formalities in respect of Leases of Land Act
18 of 1969

LANDLORD AND TENANT

Property

 

Former Presidents’ Pension and Other Benefits Act 18 of 2004

PRESIDENT

Pensions

 

Friendly Societies Act 25 of 1956

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.

Gambling Act 51 of 1965

GAMBLING

Criminal law and procedure

 

Game Products Trust Fund Act 7 of 1997

ENVIRONMENT

Wildlife

 

General Law Amendment Act 101 of 1969

EVIDENCE

Courts

Only section 29 remains in force.

General Law Amendment Ordinance 12 of 1956

GENERAL

 

Only sections 4-8 remain in force.

General Law Amendment Ordinance 13 of 1962

GENERAL

Attempt, conspiracy and inducement

Only sections 7-9 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

LEGAL PRACTITIONERS

Government attorney

 

Government Service Pension Act 57 of 1973
RSA GG 3934; amendments in RSA GG 4198, RSA GG 5173, RSA GG 5463, RSA GG 6390, RSA GG 7150, RSA GG 10452) and RSA GG 11411;
pensions and benefits for certain employees of SA Government & SWA Administration

 

PENSIONS

 

Not included in database.
Limited ongoing effect.

Hazardous Substances Ordinance 14 of 1974

ENVIRONMENT

Health

 

Heraldry Act 18 of 1962

INTELLECTURAL PROPERTY

Heraldry

 

High Court Act 16 of 1990

COURTS

 

 

Higher Education Act 26 of 2003
Regulations

EDUCATION

Tertiary education

 

Hospitals and Charitable Institutions Ordinance 16 of 1930
OG 377; amendments in OG 541, OG 748, OG 1115,
OG 1774, OG 1927, OG 2254 and OG 2991

 

HOSPITALS

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Hospitals and Health Facilities Act 36 of 1994
Regulations

HOSPITALS

Health

 

Housing Levy Ordinance 18 of 1976
OG 3580; no amendments

 

LAND AND HOUSING

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

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

LAND AND HOUSING

Property

 

Import and Export Control Act 30 of 1994

IMPORT AND EXPORT

 

 

Importation of Cement Ordinance 24 of 1963

IMPORT AND EXPORT

 

 

Income Tax Act 24 of 1981
Regulations

INCOME TAX

 

 

Income Tax Agreement Ratification Ordinance
13 of 1959

INCOME TAX

 

 

Indecent or Obscene Photographic Matter Act
37 of 1967
RSA GG 1689; amendments in RSA GG 2464, RSA GG 4426 and OG 5093; see Fantasy Enterprises 1998 NR 96 (HC)

 

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION

Pornography

Not included in database.
Section 2(1) of the Act unconstitutional and not severable; therefore, entire law is effectively defunct.

Indemnity Proclamation 8 of 1923
OG 103; no amendments

 

PUBLIC SERVICE

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Industrial Development Act 22 of 1940
SA GG 2764; amendments in SA GG 3041, SA GG 4627, RSA GG 31, RSA GG 815, RSA GG 1163, RSA GG 1576, RSA GG 3591, RSA GG 4510, RSA GG 4730, RSA GG 5199, RSA GG 6915, RSA GG 7149, RSA GG 9186 and RSA GG 10438

 

TRADE AND INDUSTRY

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Industrial Property Act 1 of 2012

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Patents and trademarks

Not yet in force.

Inland Fisheries Resources Act 1 of 2003
Regulations

MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESOURCES

 

 

Inquests Act 6 of 1993

INQUESTS

 

 

Insolvency Act 24 of 1936

INSOLVENCY

Bankruptcy

 

Inspection of Financial Institutions Act 38 of 1984

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

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

LAW

Commissioners of Oaths

 

Karakul Pelt Export Duty Proclamation 34 of 1939
OG 801; amendments in OG 897, OG 1055, OG 1755,
OG 2072 and OG 2614

 

AGRICULTURE

Sheep

Not included in database.
Appears to be superseded by Karakul Pelts & Wool Act 14 of 1982.

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

LAND AND HOUSING

Agriculture

 

Land Titles Proclamation 2 of 1921

LAND AND HOUSING

Property

 

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

 

 

Limitation of Legal Proceedings (Provincial and Local Authorities) Act 94 of 1970

PRESCRIPTION

Law

 

Liquor Act 6 of 1998
Regulations

ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND TOBACCO

Alcohol

 

Livestock Improvement Act 25 of 1977

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

 

 

Lord’s Day Observance Proclamation 54 of 1921
OG 75; no amendments

 

SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Lotteries Act 15 of 2002

GAMBLING

Finance and development

Not yet in force. Repealed by the Lotteries Act 13 of 2017, which has not yet been brought into force.

Lotteries Act 13 0f 2017 GAMBLING Finance and development Not yet in force.

Magistrates Act 3 of 2003
Regulations

COURTS

Magistrates

 

Magistrates' Courts Act 32 of 1944

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

SHIPPING

 

 

Marketing Act 59 of 1968

AGRICULTURE

Marketing

 

Marriage Act 25 of 1961

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

MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE

 

 

Measuring Units and National Measuring Standards Act 76 of 1973

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

 

Meat Industry Act 12 of 1981

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

PENSIONS

 

 

Mental Health Act 18 of 1973

MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL DISORDERS

Criminal law and procedure

 

Merchandise Marks Act 17 of 1941

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Merchandise marks

 

Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951 and Schedule 1
Regulations

SHIPPING

 

 

Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951Schedule 2

SHIPPING

 

 

Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951 Schedule 3

SHIPPING

 

 

Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951 Schedule 4

SHIPPING

 

 

Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951 Schedule 5

SHIPPING

 

 

Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951 Schedule 6

SHIPPING

 

 

Military Pensions Act 84 of 1976

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

 

Moratorium Act 25 of 1963

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

ENVIRONMENT

Water

 

Municipal Dog Tax Ordinance 13 of 1967

ANIMALS

Dogs

 

Namaland Consolidation and Administration Act 79 of 1972
RSA GG 3578; amendments in OG 3770, OG 4036,
OG 4207, OG 4186 and OG 5194

 

‘BLACKS’

 

Not included in database.
Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Namibia Central Intelligence Service Act 10 of 1997
Regulations

DEFENCE

Constitution

 

Namibia Development Corporation Act 18 of 1993

FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT

 

 

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 Industrial Development Agency Act 16 of
2016

TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Business

Not yet in force.

Namibia Institute of Pathology Act 15 of 1999

MEDICINE

Pathology

Not yet in force.

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 Revenue Agency Act 12 of 2017

REVENUE Taxation Not yet in force.

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 Special Risks Insurance Association Act 5 of 2017 INSURANCE NASRIA Not yet in force.

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 Anthem of the Republic of Namibia
Act 20 of 1991

CONSTITUTION

National anthem

 

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 Coat of Arms of the Republic of Namibia
Act 1 of 1990

CONSTITUTION

National coat of arms

 

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.

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

ROADS AND ROAD TRANSPORTATION

 

 

National Supplies Procurement Act 89 of 1970
RSA GG 2898; amendments in RSA GG 3948,
RSA GG 4220, RSA GG 4520, RSA GG 4754,
RSA GG 5129, RSA GG 6516, RSA GG 6915,
RSA GG 8083 and RSA GG 11215

 

TRADE AND INDUSTRY

 

Not included in database.
Appears to be superseded by Tender Board of Namibia 
Act 16 of 1996 and its exemption procedures.

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

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

BLACKS

Marriage
Inheritance

Only sections 17-18 and 23-27 in force.

Native Reserves Fencing Proclamation 12 of 1926
OG 205; no amendments

 

BLACKS

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Native Reserves Trust Funds Administration Proclamation 9 of 1924
OG 131; amendments in OG 284, OG 677, OG 776,
OG 1846, RSA GG 470, RSA GG 2510 and RSA GG 5537; repealed in Damaraland (see OG 5355)

 

BLACKS

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Native Trust Funds Proclamation 23 of 1939
OG 792; no amendments

 

BLACKS

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Natives Minimum Wage Proclamation 1 of 1944
OG 1088; amendments in OG 1092

 

LABOUR

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

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

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION

Press

 

Nursing Act 8 of 2004
Regulations

HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Nursing

 

Okavango Native Territory Affairs Proclamation
32 of 1937
OG 728; amendments in OG 873, OG 1367 and OG 1552

 

BLACKS

 

Not included in database.
Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

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

HEALTH

 

 

Ovamboland Affairs Proclamation 27 of 1929
OG 345; amendments in OG 382, OG 871, OG 873, OG 907, OG 911, OG 1339, OG 1552 and RSA GG 4946

 

BLACKS

 

Not included in database.
Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Participation Bonds Act 55 of 1981

DEBTORS AND CREDITORS

 

 

Patents and Designs Proclamation 17 of 1923

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

Only sections 1-9 and 18-24 re: patents and designs remain in force. Repealed by Industrial Property Act 1 of 2012, which is not yet in force.

Patents, Designs, Trade Marks and Copyright
Act 9 of 1916

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Patents and designs

Only provisions relating to patents and designs remain in force. Repealed by Industrial Property Act
1 of 2012, which is not
yet in force.

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 of Loans Proclamation 28 of 1933
OG 538; no amendments

 

DEBTORS AND CREDITORS

 

Not included in database.
Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Payment System Management Act 18 of 2003

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

 

 

Pension Funds Act 24 of 1956

PENSIONS

 

 

Pension Gratuities to Former Members of the National Assembly and of Legislative and Executive Authorities Proclamation, AG 8 of 1990
OG 5918; no amendments

 

PENSIONS

 

Not included in database.
Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Pension Matters of Government Institutions Proclamation, AG 56 of 1989
OG 5831; amendments in GG 30

 

PENSIONS

 

Not included in database.
Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Pensions Laws Amendment Act 83 of 1976

PENSIONS

 

Probably obsolete.

Performing Animals Protection Act 24 of 1935

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
OG 33; amendments in OG 2390, OG 2409, OG 4310 and RSA GG 2316

 

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

 

Not included in database.
Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

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 1919; only Articles 19-29 applicable.

Post Office Service Act 66 of 1974

 

PUBLIC SERVICE

 

Probably obsolete; appears to be superseded by Public Service Act 13 of 1995.

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

DEBTORS AND CREDITORS

Courts

 

Prescription Act 68 of 1969

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

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

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

TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Price control

 

Price Control Admissions of Guilt Proclamation
40 of 1944
OG 1154; amendments in OG 1846 and OG 2152;
superseded by Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977

 

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Procedure and Evidence Proclamation 8 of 1938

EVIDENCE

Courts

Only section 7 remains
in force.

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

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

Disguises

 

Promotion of the Density of Population in Designated Areas Act 18 of 1979
OG 4052; amendments in OG 5060

 

LAND AND HOUSING

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Promotion of the Economic Development of National States [Bantu Homelands] Act 46 of 1968
RSA GG 2054; amendments in RSA GG 4486, RSA GG 5012, RSA GG 5595, RSA GG 5916, RSA GG 6906, RSA GG 6915, RSA GG 8868, RSA GG 9310, RSA GG 10451, RSA GG 11323, as well as general amendments to terminology

 

BLACKS

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

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

DEFENCE

Media and Communication

 

Public Accountants’ and Auditors’ Act 51 of 1951

ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS

 

 

Public and Environmental Health Act 1 of 2015

HEALTH

Environment

Not yet in force.

Public Enterprises Governance Act 2 of 2006

BUSINESS

Parastatals

 

Public Gatherings Proclamation, AG 23 of 1989

PUBLIC GATHERINGS

 

 

Public Health Act 36 of 1919
SA GG 979, applied to SWA by OG 37; amendments in OG 37, OG 476, OG 676, OG 761, OG 2094, OG 2153, OG 2565 and OG 3147

 

HEALTH

 

Not included in database. Repealed by the Public and Environmental Health Act 1 of 2015 which is not yet in force.

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

BUSINESS

 

Not yet in force.

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

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION

 

 

Racial Discrimination Prohibition Act 26 of 1991

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

Discrimination

 

Railways and Harbours Pensions Act 35 of 1971
RSA GG 3104; amendments in RSA , RSA GG 3912, RSA GG 4433, RSA GG 4719, RSA GG 5016, RSA GG 6019, RSA GG 6528, RSA GG 7039, RSA GG 7475, RSA GG 7753, RSA GG 8039, RSA GG 9081, RSA GG 9708, RSA GG 11410, and RSA GG 11935.

 

PENSIONS

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Railways and Harbours Pensions Amendment
Act 26 of 1941
SA GG 2904; amendments in SA GG 3338, SA GG 6237, RSA GG 253, RSA GG 1050, RSA GG 3202, RSA GG 4434, RSA GG 5179, RSA GG 7039, RSA GG 7475, RSA GG 7753, RSA GG 8039 and RSA GG 9708; retirement benefits for employees of SA Railway Administration

 

PENSIONS

 

Not included in database. Little or no ongoing effect.

Railways and Harbours Pensions for Non-Whites Act 43 of 1974
RSA GG 4432; amendments in RSA GG 5179, RSA GG 6019, RSA GG 7039, RSA GG 7475, RSA GG 7753, RSA GG 8039, RSA GG 8595, RSA GG 9081, RSA GG 9708, RSA GG 10983, RSA GG 11410 and RSA GG 11935

 

PENSIONS

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Railways and Harbours Special Pensions Act
36 of 1955
SA GG 5494; amendments in SA GG 5882; recalculation
of benefits payable re: persons who died or retired before October 1953

 

PENSIONS

 

Not included in database. Little or no ongoing effect.

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

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

DEEDS

Land and housing

 

Rehoboth Gebiet Income Tax Proclamation
92 of 1961
OG 2362; no amendments; superseded by Income Tax
Act 24 of 1981

 

INCOME TAX

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC..

Removal of Restrictions Ordinance 15 of 1975

LAND AND HOUSING

Property

 

Rents Ordinance 13 of 1977

LANDLORD AND TENANT

Property

 

Research, Science and Technology Act 23 of 2004
Regulations

SCIENCE AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Research

 

Reservation of State Land for Natives Ordinance
35 of 1967
OG 2837; amendments in OG 2983, OG 3198, OG 3442,
OG 3472, OG 3605 and OG 3736

 

BLACKS

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Riotous Assemblies Act 17 of 1956

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

 

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

PURCHASE AND SALE

Land and housing

 

Sea-shore Ordinance 37 of 1958

SEA AND SEASHORE

 

 

Second Finance Act 27 of 1987

INSURANCE

NASRIA

Repealed by the Namibia Special Risks Insurance Act 5 of 2017 which is not yet in force.

Second General Law Amendment Act 94 of 1974

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
OG 5758; no amendments

 

REPEALS OF DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION

Repeals.

Not included in database.
No ongoing relevance.

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

 

Shop Hours and Shop Assistants Ordinance
15 of 1939
OG 796; amendments in OG 840, OG 1530, OG 1552,
OG 1687, OG 2072, OG 2092, OG 2185 and OG 5221; superseded by subsequent labour legislation

 

LABOUR

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Shop Hours and Shop Assistants Ordinance
15 of 1939
OG 796; amendments in OG 840, OG 1530, OG 1552,
OG 1687, OG 2072, OG 2092, OG 2185 and OG 5221; superseded by subsequent labour legislation

 

LABOUR

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Short-term Insurance Act 4 of 1998
Regulations

INSURANCE

 

 

Silver Coin (Control of Importation) Proclamation 26 of 1932
OG 489; amendments in OG 493

 

CURRENCY

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Small Settlements Commonages Subdivision Proclamation 13 of 1926
OG 205; no amendments

 

LAND AND HOUSING

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Social Pensions Ordinance 2 of 1965
OG 2614; repealed in part in RSA GG 3062 and RSA GG 3064; superseded by National Pensions Act 10 of 1992

 

SOCIAL WELFARE

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

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

ENVIRONMENT

Soil

 

South Africa Medical Research Council
Act 19 of 1969
RSA GG 2319; possibly amended by RSA GG 8106 depending on transfer to SWA; purpose served by
Research, Science and Technology Act 23 of 2004

 

MEDICINE

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

South West Africa Affairs Act 25 of 1969
RSA GG 2331; amendments in RSA GG 2465 and GG 1900

 

CONSTITUTION

South West Africa

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

South West African Meat Industry Ordinance
39 of 1955
OG 1959; amendments in OG 2141 and Official Gazette
23 of the Representative Authority of the Whites

 

AGRICULTURE

Meat

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

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 Hospitals Ordinance 17 of 1966
OG 2727; repealed except for transitional matters in OG 3265

 

HOSPITALS

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

State Repudiation (Cultura 2000) Act 32 of 1991

FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT

 

Only sections 1, 2 and 7 remain in force. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Statistics Act 9 of 2011

CENSUS AND STATISTICS

 

 

Stock Brands Act 24 of 1995
Regulations

AGRICULTURE

Livestock

 

Stock Exchanges Control Act 1 of 1985

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

LAND AND HOUSING

Agriculture

 

Sugar Act 28 of 1936

TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Sugar

 

Sunday Trading Proclamation 12 of 1919
OG 24; no amendments

 

SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Supreme Court Act 15 of 1990

COURTS

 

 

Suretyship Amendment Act 57 of 1971

DEBTORS AND CREDITORS

Loans

 

Teachers' Education Colleges Act 25 of 2003

EDUCATION

 

 

Teachers’ Pensions Proclamation 39 of 1931
OG 435; amendments in OG 687, OG 731, OG 749, OG 939, OG 1017, OG 1063, OG 1113, OG 1158, OG 1209, OG 1222, OG 1264, OG 1312, OG 1601, OG 1755, OG 1823, OG 2092, OG 2199, OG 2199, OG 2254, OG 2409, OG 2493, OG 3008

 

PENSIONS

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Tear-gas Act 16 of 1964

ARMS AND AMMUNITION

Tear-gas

 

Temporary Employees Pension Fund Act 75 of 1979
RSA GG 6518; amendments in RSA GG 10452
and RSA GG 11411; pensions and benefits for certain temporary government employees

 

PENSIONS

 

Not included in database.
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 acquisition of shares in Rössing Uranium Limited and the appointment of a director,
AG 31 of 1985
OG 5060; no amendments

 

MINING AND MINERALS

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

The Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa (Private) Act 24 of 1961

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

 

Town Planning Ordinance 18 of 1954
Regulations

LAND AND HOUSING

Town planning

 

Townships and Division of Land Ordinance
11 of 1963

Regulations

LAND AND HOUSING

Town planning

 

Trade Marks Act in South West Africa 48 of 1973

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Trademarks

Repealed by Industrial Property Act 1 of 2012, not yet in force.

Trade Metrology Act 77 of 1973

WEIGHTS, MEASURES AND STANDARDS

 

 

Trade Practices Act 76 of 1976

TRADE AND INDUSTRY

 

 

Trades and Occupational Licences Repeal
Act 10 of 1995
GG 1070; no amendments

 

TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Repeals.

Not included in database.
Contains no independent provisions.

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

 

Travelling Privileges Ordinance 14 of 1980
OG 4164; no amendments; authorises Executive Committee to determine traveling privileges for government employees

 

PUBLIC SERVICE

 

Not included in database. Appears to be obsolete.

Treaty of Peace and South West Africa Mandate Act 49 of 1919
SA GG 1000; no amendments; historically relevant to SWA by virtue of its subject matter, but not clearly part of
SWA law

 

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

 

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Trespass of Animals Ordinance 16 of 1939

ANIMALS

 

 

Trespass of Donkeys Proclamation 18 of 1941
OG 909

 

ANIMALS

Donkeys

Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Trespass Ordinance 3 of 1962

LAND AND HOUSING

Criminal law and procedure

 

Trust Fund for Regional Development and Equity Provisions Act 22 of 2000

REGIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Finance and development

 

Trust Moneys Protection Act 34 of 1934

TRUSTS

 

 

Unit Trusts Control Act 54 of 1981
Regulations

STOCKS AND SECURITIES

Unit trusts

 

University of Namibia Act 18 of 1992

EDUCATION

Tertiary education

 

Usury Act 73 of 1968

DEBTORS AND CREDITORS

 

 

Usury Proclamation 26 of 1921
OG 63; amendment in OG 2636; superseded by
Usury Act 73 of 1968

 

DEBTORS AND CREDITORS

Loans

Not included in database.
Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

Vagrancy Proclamation 25 of 1920

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

 

Earmarked for repeal by LRDC on basis that it is superseded by other laws.

Value-Added Tax Act 10 of 2000

REVENUE

VAT

 

Venereal Diseases Prevention Proclamation
5 of 1919
OG 24; no amendments

 

HEALTH

 

Not included in database.
Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.

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

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

INSURANCE

 

 

War Graves Control and Maintenance Ordinance
2 of 1927

NATIONAL HERITAGE

Grave sites

 

Water Act 54 of 1956

WATER

 

Repealed by Water Resources Management Act 11 of 2013, not yet in force.

Water Research Act 34 of 1971

WATER

Research

 

Water Resources Management Act 11 of 2013

WATER

 

Not yet in force.

Water Resources Management Act 24 of 2004
GG 3357; no amendments

 

WATER

 

Not included in database.  Never came into force and now repealed by Water Resources Management Act 11 of 2013, which is not yet in force.

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

 

 

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