Bwabwata National Park – The Khwe must be heard

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs (PSCCLA) will undertake a fact-finding visit to Bwabwata National Park in Kavango East from 14 to 16 March 2022. This is in response to a petition submitted by the Mbukushu Traditional Authority during October last year. Among other things, the...

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Combating of Rape Amendment Bill

The Combating of Rape Amendment Bill 2022 was tabled in Parliament by the Minister of Justice on 22 February 2022. This Bill fine-tunes and strengthens the Combating of Rape Act. GR&AP assisted in the development of Namibia’s progressive rape legislation, the Combating of Rape Act 8 of 2000, which came into force in...

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Taking the Law into own Hands

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

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Namlex 1 May 2022 Update

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

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Training materials

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

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LAC Vacancies

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

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Zoe Titus elected Chairperson of Global Forum for Media Development

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

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No oil drilling in the Kavango

Call for a moratorium and public inquiry on oil and gas exploration in the Kavango regions We, Civil Society Organisations in Namibia, together with regional and international organisations, coalitions and technical experts, are deeply concerned about oil and gas exploratory drilling activities in the Kavango Basin. Most of us have...

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First day at Court

Last week was a good week for us! We are proud to announce that LAC trustee, Esi Schimming-Chase has been appointed as Judge in the High Court of Namibia as from April 2021. We congratulate Esi on her appointment as Judge and are confident that she will acquit herself well in this...

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Namlex – International treaties and laws

NAMLEX APENDIX- 2020  - Guide to international law and treaties Namibia has ratified – current to July 2020 This update introduces links to the best text of each agreement which is available online. In order to know what version of each agreement currently applies to Namibia, it was necessary to examine the...

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