Statute Summaries

The Legal Assistance Centre has started a project to provide short and simple summaries of some key statutes that affect many members of the public, organised by theme. Each summary discusses the main topics covered by the statute, along with some background information and commentary. The idea is to highlight the points that seem to be of most interest to the public. The first batch of summaries was launched in November 2021, and we hope to gradually add summaries of additional statutes in future years.

A “print” version of the full first set of summaries you can find HERE. The full version of every statute in force in Namibia is available for free HERE.  We update these statutes as well as the regulations whenever Parliament makes changes.

Please let us know if you find these summaries useful. Suggestions from the public on how we can improve them are always welcome.