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INTRODUCTION
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
UPDATES
TERMINOLOGY
FORMAT
ABBREVIATIONS
A BRIEF LEGAL HISTORY OF NAMIBIA
LEGAL BACKGROUND OF SPECIFIC AREAS
INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS
TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS and
LIST OF STATUTES


NAMLEX INDEX


A
Abortion (see MEDICINE)
Accommodation establishments (see TOURISM)
ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS
Accreditation (see WEIGHTS, MEASURES AND STANDARDS)
Administration of estates (see INHERITANCE)
ADMIRALITY LAW
Adoption (see CHILDREN)
Advocates (see LEGAL PRACTITIONERS)
Aeroplanes and aeroports (see AVIATION)
Agricultural Bank (see AGRICULTURE)
AGRICULTURE
ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND TOBACCO
Alcoholism (see HEALTH)
Aliens and citizens (see CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION)
Amnesty (see CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE)
Anatomical donations (see MEDICINE)
ANIMALS
APPROPRIATIONS
ARBITRATION
Architects (see LAND AND HOUSING PROFESSIONS)
ARCHIVES
ARMS AND AMMUNITION
Army (see DEFENCE)
Art (see CULTURE AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS)
Atomic energy (see ENVIRONMENT)
Attorneys (see LEGAL PRACTITIONERS)
AVIATION

 


B
Bankruptcy (see INSOLVENCY)
Banks (see FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS)
Bills of exchange (see NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS)
Birds (see ANIMALS)
BIRTHS AND DEATHS
‘BLACKS’
Blind persons (see DISABILITIES)
Bonds (see FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS; DEBTORS AND CREDITORS)
Broadcasting (see COMMUNICATION)
Building Societies (see FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS)
Bursaries (see EDUCATION)


C
Caprivi Zipfel (see CONSTITUTION)
Casinos (see TRADE AND INDUSTRY)
Censorship (see MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION)
CENSUS AND STATISTICS
Cheques (see NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS)
Chiefs and headmen (see CUSTOMARY LAW)
CHILDREN
CHURCHES
Cigarettes (see ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND TOBACCO)
Citizenship (see CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION)
CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Civil defence (see DISASTERS)
CIVIL REGISTRATION
Close Corporations (see COMPANIES)
Coat of arms (see CONSTITUTION)
‘COLOURED PERSONS’
Commissioners of Oaths (see LAW)
COMMISSIONS
Commonwealth relations (see CONSTITUTION)
Communications (see MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION)
Community courts (see COURTS)
COMPANIES

CONSTITUTION
Constitutional appointments (see CONSTITUTION)
Conservation (see ENVIRONMENT)
Consumer law (see PURCHASE AND SALE; TRADE AND INDUSTRY)
CONTRACTS
Controlled substances (see ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND TOBACCO)
COOPERATIVES
Copyrights (see INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY)
CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
Corruption (see CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE)
Cosmetics (see HEALTH)
COURTS
Creditors (see DEBTORS AND CREDITORS)
CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE
CULTURE AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
CURRENCY
CUSTOMARY LAW
CUSTOMS AND EXCISE


D
DAMAGES
Deaths (see BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS; INQUESTS; POST MORTEMS AND ANATOMY)
DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
DEEDS
DEFENCE
Delegation of powers (see CONSTITUTION)
Demonstrations (see PUBLIC GATHERINGS)
Dentists (see MEDICINE AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONS)
Development (see FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT)
Development brigades (see LABOUR)
Diamonds (see MINING AND MINERALS)
Disabled persons (see DISABILITIES)
DISABILITIES
DISASTERS
Diseases (see HEALTH; MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL DISORDERS)
Disinfectants (see HEALTH)
Divorce (see MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE)
Doctors (see MEDICINE AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONS)
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Drugs (see ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND TOBACCO)


E
EDUCATION
Elderly persons (see PENSIONS; SOCIAL WELFARE)
ELECTIONS
ELECTRICITY
Emergencies (see CONSTITUTION; DEFENCE; DISASTERS; HEALTH PROFESSIONS- emergency care practitioners and paramedics)
Employment (see LABOUR)
Energy (see FUEL AND ENERGY)
ENGINEERING
ENVIRONMENT
Estate agents (see LAND AND HOUSING)
Estates (see INHERITANCE)
EVIDENCE
Exchange control (see CURRENCY)
Exclusive Economic Zone (see SEA AND SEASHORE)
EXPLOSIVES
Expropriation (see LAND AND HOUSING)
Extradition (see CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE)


F
Family (see CHILDREN; DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; MAINTENANCE; MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE)
FILMS (see MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION)
FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Fire brigades (see REGIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT)
Fishing (see MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESOURCES)
Food (see HEALTH)
Foreigners (see CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION)
Forests (see ENVIRONMENT)
FUEL AND ENERGY


G
GAMBLING
Gender-based violence (see CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE; DOMESTIC VIOLENCE)
Government attorney (see LEGAL PRACTITIONERS)
Government service (see PUBLIC SERVICE)


H
Hawkers (see LABOUR)
HEALTH
HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Heraldry (see INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY)
High Court (see COURTS)
Hire-purchase (see PURCHASE AND SALE)
HOSPITALS
Hotels (see TOURISM)
Housing (see LAND AND HOUSING)
HUMAN RIGHTS
Husband and wife (see MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE; MAINTENANCE)


I
Identity documents (see CIVIL REGISTRATION)
Illness (see HEALTH)
Immigration (see CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION)
IMPORT AND EXPORT
INCOME TAX
Industrial property (see INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY)
Industry (see TRADE AND INDUSTRY)
INHERITANCE
INQUESTS
Insanity (see MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL DISORDERS)
INSOLVENCY
INSURANCE
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Interest (see DEBTORS AND CREDITORS)
Internet (see MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION)
Intestate succession (see INHERITANCE)
INTERNATIONAL LAW
Interpretation of laws (see LAW)
J
JUDGES
Justices of the Peace (see LAW)


K
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L
LABOUR

LAND AND HOUSING
LAND AND HOUSING PROFESSIONS

LANDLORD AND TENANT
LAW
Law reform (see LAW)
Lawyers (see LEGAL PRACTITIONERS)
Legal aid (see LEGAL PRACTITIONERS)
LEGAL PRACTITIONERS
LIBRARIES
Liquor (see ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES)
Loans (see DEBTORS AND CREDITORS)
Local government (see REGIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT)

M
Magistrates’ courts (see COURTS)
MAINTENANCE
MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESOURCES
MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
Measurements (see WEIGHTS, MEASURES AND STANDARDS)
Media (see BROADCASTING; COMMUNICATIONS; FILMS; POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS; PRESS AND PRINTING)
MEDICAL AID
MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION
MEDICINE AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONS
MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL DISORDERS
Mercantile law (see COMPANIES)
Merchandise marks (see INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY)
METEOROLOGY
Mines (see MINING AND MINERALS)
MINING AND MINERALS
Minors (see CHILDREN)
Money and monetary system (see CURRENCY; FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS)
Monuments (see NATIONAL HERITAGE)
Mortgages (see FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS; DEBTORS AND CREDITORS)
Motor vehicles (see ROADS AND ROAD TRANSPORTATION)
Movies (see FILMS)
Museums (see ARCHIVES; CULTURE AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS; NATIONAL HERITAGE)


N
National anthem (see CONSTITUTION)
National coat of arms (see CONSTITUTION)
National intelligence (see DEFENCE)
NATIONAL HERITAGE
National Planning Commission (see CONSTITUTION)
National security (see DEFENCE)
Natural resources (see ENVIRONMENT; LAND)
Nature conservation (see ENVIRONMENT; LAND)
NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS
Newspapers (see PRESS AND PRINTING)
Nurses (see MEDICINE AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONS)


O
Obscenity (see CENSORSHIP)
Oil (see MINING AND MINERALS)
Oil pollution (see ENVIRONMENT)
Ombudsman (see CONSTITUTION)


P
Parastatals (see subject matter dealt with by parastatal)
Passports (see CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION)
Patents (see INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY)
Pathology (see MEDICINE AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONS)
PENSIONS
Petroleum (see MINING AND MINERALS)
Pharmacists (see MEDICINE AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONS)
POLICE
Pollution (see ENVIRONMENT)
Pornography (see CENSORSHIP)
Ports (see SHIPPING)
Post mortems (see MEDICINE AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONS)
POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
PRESCRIPTION
PRESIDENT
PRESS AND PRINTING
PRISONS
Professions (see ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS; ANIMALS-veterinarians; ARCHITECTS AND QUANTITY SURVEYORS; ENGINEERING; ESTATE AGENTS, LAND-land surveyors; LEGAL PRACTITIONERS; MEDICINE AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONS; SECURITY OFFICERS, SOCIAL WELFARE-social workers and social auxiliary workers)
Prostitution (see CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE)
Psychiatrists (see MEDICINE AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONS)
Psychologists (see MEDICINE AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONS)
PUBLIC GATHERINGS
Public health (see HEALTH)
Public holidays (see SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS)
PUBLIC SERVICE
PURCHASE AND SALE


Q
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R
Racial Discrimination (see ‘BLACKS’; CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE)
Radio (see BROADCASTING)
RAILWAYS
Rape (see CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE)
Red Cross (see SOCIAL WELFARE)
Refugees (see CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION)
REGIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
REHOBOTH GEBIET
REPEALS OF DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION
Research (see SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH)
REVENUE
ROADS AND ROAD TRANSPORTATION


S
Sales tax (see REVENUE)
Schools (see EDUCATION)
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
SEA AND SEASHORE
Security guards (see SECURITY OFFICERS)
SECURITY OFFICERS
SHIPPING
SOCIAL SECURITY
Social services (see SOCIAL WELFARE)
SOCIAL WELFARE
Social workers (see SOCIAL WELFARE)
SPORTS
Stamp duty (see REVENUE)
Standards (see WEIGHTS, MEASURES AND STANDARDS)
State finance (see FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT; REVENUE)
State revenue (see REVENUE)
Statistics (see CENSUS AND STATISTICS)
Stock exchange (see STOCKS AND SECURITIES)
Stock theft (see CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE)
STOCKS AND SECURITIES
Students (see EDUCATION)
SUCCESSION
SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Supreme Court (see COURTS)
Sureties (see DEBTORS AND CREDITORS)


T
Tax (see INCOME TAX; REVENUE)
Telecommunications (see POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
Telephones (see POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
Television (see BROADCASTING; COMMUNICATION)
Tender board (see TENDERS)
TENDERS
Time (see WEIGHTS, MEASURES AND STANDARDS)
TOURISM
Town planning (see LAND)
TRADE AND INDUSTRY
Trademarks (see INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY)
Traditional healers (see MEDICINE AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONS)
Traditional leaders (see CUSTOMARY LAW)
Transfer duty (see REVENUE)
TRANSFER PROCLAMATIONS
TRANSPORTATION
Treaties (see INTERNATIONAL LAW)
TRUSTS


U
Usury (see DEBTORS AND CREDITORS)


V
Value-added tax (see REVENUE)
Venereal disease (see HEALTH)
Veterinarians (see ANIMALS)
Videos (see FILMS)
Violence against women and children (see CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE)
Vocational training (see EDUCATION)
Voting (see ELECTIONS)


W
Walvis Bay (see CONSTITUTION)
WATER
Weather (see METEOROLOGY)
WEIGHTS, MEASURES AND STANDARDS
Welfare (see SOCIAL WELFARE)
‘WHITES’
Wills (see SUCCESSION)
Witchcraft (see CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE)
Workman’s compensation (see LABOUR)


X
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Y
YOUTH


Z
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The goal of this publication is to make the law more accessible to the public. Its starting point was the Index to the Laws of Namibia published by the NAMLAW Project under the direction of the late Advocate ATEA Lubowski.

The Legal Assistance Centre has produced a total of seven updates (in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010 and 2015) in electronic format only.

The initial index (and all updates) by Dianne Hubbard
1999 and 2000 update assisted by Clinton Light and Kapena Laura Tjihero.  
2001 update assisted by Leigh-Anne Agnew, Heather Sherdahl and Susan Taylor
2003 update assisted by Evelyn Zimba and Naomi Kisting 
2004 update assisted by Hilary Blain 
2010 update assisted by Romy Noeske, Elizabeth Fisher, Tessa Harris, Jessica Sun, Laila Hassan and Thom Wood
2015 update assisted by Rachel Coomer, Yolande Engelbrecht, Grace Kapere, Romy Noeske, Joy Sworn, Michael Hazel, Tyler Holmes, Stefanie Braun, Julia Ward, Chelsea Brake, Laura Halonen and Felix Lüth

Initial funding for the project was provided by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, with support from US-AID. The 1999 update was funded by US-AID.  The 2010 update was funded in part by Namibia’s Law Reform and Development Commission. The 2015 update was carried out in conjunction with work for the Parliamentary Support Programme, funded by the European Union through the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

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