Ministry of Justice

Cabinet Decision and Date/Year of Enactment Date of Review Name of Document Purpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies

1 December 2004

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Motor Vehicle Theft Act, 1999, so as to redefine certain expressions; to criminalise the tampering with motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts; to prohibit the issue of clearance certificates in certain circumstances; to prescribe minimum sentences for certain offences relating to motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts; to provide anew for the jurisdiction of magistrates’ courts; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

1 December 2004

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Stock Theft Act, 1990, so as to insert a certain definition; to provide for minimum sentences in respect of certain offences; to provide anew for the jurisdiction of magistrates’ courts; to adjust a provision relating to compensation that may be awarded to persons for loss or damage suffered as a result of certain offences committed; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

1 I July 1996

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the extradition of persons accused or convicted of certain crimes committed within the jurisdictions of certain countries, and to provide for incidental matters.

11 August 1 993

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Stock Theft Act, 1990, so as to assign the administration of the Act to the Minister of Home Affairs; to provide for minimum sentences in respect of certain convictions and to prohibit the suspension or postponement of a sentence or a discharge with a caution or a reprimand in such cases; to remove certain restrictions relating to the justifiability of certain offences, and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

11 August 1993

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Admission of Advocates Act, 1964, so as to provide for certain persons who have been admit- ted to Namibia for temporary residence therein to be admitted to practise and authorized to be enrolled as advocates under certain circumstances; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

11 August I993

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Attorneys Act, 1979, so as to extend the powers of the council of The Law Society of Namibia in respect of the assessment of fees for work other than litigious work payable to practitioners.

11 June 1997

Not yet reviewed

To Words underlined with solid line indicate insertions in existing enactments. Words in bold type in square brackets indicate omissions from existing enactments. ACT amend the Legal Practitioners Act, 1995 so as to make further provision in relation to the documents to be taken into account by the Board for Legal Education for the purpose of making recommendations to the Minister in relation to a foreign degree or equivalent qualification which is being considered to be prescribed; to provide for an exception on the provision prohibiting an unqualified person from representing another person in a court of law; to provide that the prohibition relating to the preparation of certain contracts by unqualified persons for reward shall not apply with respect to commission earned by an agent who brings about a transaction to which the contract relates; to make provision for a general restriction on the liability of the Legal Practitioners' Fidelity Fund for theft committed by legal practitioners, candidate legal practitioners or persons employed by legal practitioners; to empower the Council to impose conditions when granting a legal practitioner exemption from the requirement to hold a fidelity fund certificate; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

12 August 2010

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to increase the maximum fines that may be imposed for certain offences; to increase the admission of guilt fine that may be paid in terms of a written notice or a summons; to make provision for the payment of admission of guilt fines after appearing in court; to further regulate the release of an accused on warning; to increase the fine that may be imposed on an accused after a conviction pursuant to a plea of guilty only; to further provide for the protection of witnesses; and to provide for incidental matters.

12 December 1990

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the granting of legal aid in civil and criminal matters to persons whose means are in- adequate to enable them to engage practitioners to assist and represent them; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

12 December 1991

Not yet reviewed

To render criminally punishable, in pursuance of the provisions of Article 23 of the Namibian Constitution, certain acts and practices of racial discrimination and apartheid in relation to public amenities, the provision of goods and services, immovable property, educational and medical institutions, employment, associations, religious services, and involving the incitement of racial disharmony and victimisation; to amend the Liquor Ordinance, 1969 and the Admission of Persons to Namibia Regulation Act, 1972; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

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