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CURRENT LAWS IN FORCE IN NAMIBIA (as of 31 August 2021)

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Abattoir Industry Act 54 of 1976 RSA)
Regulations
  AGRICULTURE Meat
Abattoirs Restriction Proclamation 8 of 1944   AGRICULTURE Meat
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 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
OG 5060; no amendments
  MINING AND MINERALS Not included in data-base. Obsolete; earmar-ked for repeal by LRDC
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 (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
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
  CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE
Amortization Fund Repeal Act 7 of 1992   REVENUE Probably obsolete.
No ongoing effect.
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
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 2 of 1998
Regulations
  FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Banks
Basic Education Act 3 of 2020   EDUCATION Not yet in Force.
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 [Native] Reserves (South West Africa) Act 44 of 1945 (SA)
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)
RSA GG 3022; amendments in RSA GG 3431,
RSA GG 3447RSA 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 (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   AGRICULTURE Fruit
Carriage by Air Act 17 of 1946 (SA)   AVIATION
Casinos and Gambling Houses Act 32 of 1994
Regulations
  GAMBLING Casino Board Repealed by the Gaming and Entertainment Control Act 13 of 2018, which has not yet been brought into force.
Cattle Improvement Consolidation Ordinance 14 of 1941
Regulations
  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
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
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
Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act 1 of 2018   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Trafficking
Commissions Act 8 of 1947 (SA)   COMMISSIONS
Commonwealth Relations (Temporary Provision) Act 41 of 1961 (RSA)
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
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
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 (RSA)   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 (RSA)
Regulations
  PURCHASE AND SALE Hire-purchase
Crematorium Ordinance 6 of 1971
Regulations
  BIRTHS AND DEATHS Cremation
Criminal Law Amendment Act 8 of 1953 (SA)
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 51 of 1977 (RSA)   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE
Criminal Procedure Repeal Act 14 of 2018 GG 6804   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Not included in database as it has no content other than the repeal the Criminal Procedure Act 25 of 2004
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 41SA GG 4435OG 1601,
OG 2153OG 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 701OG 770 and OG 1357
LAND AND HOUSING Not included in database. Obsolete; earmarked for repeal by LRDC.
Crown Liabilities Act 1 of 1910 (SA)   LAW State liability
Cultural Institutions Act 29 of 1969 (RSA)   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 (SA)

Regulations

  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 (SA)   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
Diplomatic Privileges Act 71 of 1951 (SA)   INTERNATIONAL ISSUES Diplomats
Disaster Risk Management Act 10 of 2012
Regulations
  DISASTERS Emergencies
Dissolution of Marriages on Presump-tion of Death Act 31 of 1993   MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
Divorce Laws Amendment Ordinance 18 of 1935   MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
Education Act 16 of 2001
Regulations
  EDUCATION Repealed by the Basic Education Act 3 of 2020, which has not yet been brought into force.
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
Ex-Volunteers Assistance Proclamation 2 of 1945
OG 1166; amendments in OG 1186OG 1192OG 1273OG 1438OG 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 (SA)
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 (RSA)   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 (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
OG 5726; no amendments
REPEALS OF DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION Repeals. Not included in database.
No ongoing relevance.
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.
Gambling Act 51 of 1965 (RSA)   GAMBLING Criminal law and procedure Repealed by the Gaming and Entertainment Control Act 13 of 2018, which has not yet been brought into force.
Game Products Trust Fund Act 7 of 1997   ENVIRONMENT Wildlife
Gaming and Entertainment Control Act
13 of 2018
  GAMBLING Criminal law and procedure Not yet in force
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)
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 (RSA)   INTELLECTURAL PROPERTY Heraldry
High Court Act 16 of 1990   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
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)
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 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 Pelt Export Duty Amendment 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 (RSA)   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 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 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 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 1951 Schedule 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
Microlending Act 7 of 2018
Regulations
  FINANCIAL INSTUTUTIONS Loans
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
Mines, Works and Minerals Ordinance 20 of 1968   MINING AND MINERALS
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
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 Industrial Development Agency Act 16 of 2016   TRADE AND INDUSTRY Business
Namibia Institute of Pathology Act 15 of 1999   MEDICINE Pathology Not yet in force.
Namibia Institute of Public Administra-tion 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
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.
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 Symbols of the Republic of Namibia Act 17 of 2018   CONSTITUTION
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
Regulations
  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.
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
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   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 18 of 2003   FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Pension Funds Act 24 of 1956   PENSIONS
Pensions Laws Amendment Act 83 of 1976   PENSIONS Probably obsolete.
Performing Animals Protection Act 24 of 1935
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 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
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
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 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
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   MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION
Racial Discrimination Prohibition Act 26 of 1991   CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Discrimination
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.
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 (RSA)
Regulations
  REGIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Rents Ordinance 13 of 1977   LANDLORD AND TENANT Property
Repeal of Obsolete Laws Act 21 of 2018
  LAW
Research, Science and Technology Act 23 of 2004
Regulations
  SCIENCE AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH Research
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 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
Seeds and Seeds Varieties Act 23 of 2018
The correct name of the Act is the “Seed and Seed Varieties Act”
  AGRICULTURE Seeds
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
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 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
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; 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
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 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
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.
Trespass of Animals Ordinance 16 of 1939   ANIMALS
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
Urban and Regional Planning Act 5 of 2018
Regulations
  LAND AND HOUSING Town Planning Not yet in force
Usury Act 73 of 1968   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   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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