Ministry of Lands Reform

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

24 December 2013

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Communal Land Reform Act, 2002, so as to insert certain definitions; to restrict foreign nationals from acquiring customary land rights in communal areas; to provide for the granting of occupational land rights in respect of portions of communal land to institutions providing public services; and to provide for incidental matters.

25 July 2002

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the allocation of rights in respect of communal land; to establish Communal Land Boards; to provide for the powers of Chiefs and Traditional Authorities and boards in relation to communal land; and to make provision for incidental matters.

3 November 2003

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, 1995 so as to expand the definition of" owner" to include certain persons acting in a representative capacity; to further regulate the circumstances in which agricultural land may be acquired for purposes of land reform; and to make provision for incidental matters.

30 November 1994

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Registration of Deeds in Rehoboth Act, 1976, so as to redefine "Minister"; to remove the requirement that a certain document issued by the Rehoboth Baster Community be lodged with the Registrar of Deeds as a prerequisite for the registration of transfer of land; to make other provision in relation to the furnishing of proof of the payment of taxes and other moneys; to provide that charges payable under the Act shall be paid into the State Revenue Fund; to validate the transfer of land effected in the deeds registry of Rehoboth without submission of certain prescribed documents; to amend section 78 of the Local Authorities Act, 1992; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

5 July 2000

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, 1995 so as to insert certain definitions; to provide for the establishment and administration of the Land Acquisition and Development Fund; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

6 December 1993

Not yet reviewed

To regulate the survey of land; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

6 December 1993

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the establishment of a Namibian Council for Professional Land Surveyors, Technical Surveyors and Survey Technicians, and for its powers and functions; to provide for the registration of professional land surveyors, apprentice land surveyors, technical surveyors, apprentice technical surveyors, survey technicians and apprentice survey technicians, and to regulate their qualification, professional conduct and practice; and to provide for other matters connected there- with.

6 December 1996

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Deeds Registries Act, 1937, and the Deeds Registries Amendment Act, 1995, so as to substitute certain expansions.

8 September 1995

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Professional and Land Surveyors', Technical Surveyors' and Survey Technicians' Act, 1993 so as to provide for the authorization of certain persons to practise as professional land surveyors, technical surveyors or survey technicians in the public service; to deem certain professional land surveyors and technical surveyors registered in Namibia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

9 June 2012

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the establishment of the Namibian Council for Property Valuers Profession; to provide for the registration of professional valuers, associate professional valuers, valuers in training, student valuers in training and specified categories in the property valuation profession; and to provide for incidental matters.

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