Ministry of Safety & Security

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

12 April 2010

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Prisons Act, 1998, so as to empower the Minister to amend the First Schedule to that Act and to substitute the First Schedule to that Act.

12 June 1998

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the establishment of the Namibian Prison Service and for Matters incidental thereto.

15 March 1999

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Police Act, 1990, so as to provide for the accountability of the Inspector-General to the Minister; to prescribe the procedure for the removal of the Inspector-General from office; to provide for a disqualification for the appointment of members; to empower the Minister to impose certain restrictions on the powers, duties and functions of members serving in a particular division of the Force; to further regulate the procedure relating to disciplinary proceedings; to increase penalties for certain offences; to provide for the submission of criminal statistics; to establish a Police Advisory Board; to provide for the establishment of municipal police services; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

18 June 2001

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Police Act, 1990, so as to make provision for certain requirements for persons who wish to be appointed to the Police Force.

19 April 2000

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Combating of Immoral Practices Act, 1980, so as to extend the prohibition of sexual or indecent acts with youths and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

19 April 2000

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the combating of rape; to prescribe minimum sentences for rape; to provide for the abolition of the rule that a boy under the age of fourteen years is presumed incapable of sexual intercourse; to provide for the modification of certain rules of evidence applicable to offences of a sexual or indecent nature; to impose special duties on prosecutors in criminal proceedings relating to sexual offences; to impose special duties on members of the police in respect of certain bail applications; to amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to insert a certain definition; to make provision for the rights of a complainant of rape in bail proceedings; to further regulate the granting of bail to persons charged with rape; to further regulate the circumstances in which certain criminal proceedings shall not take place in open court; to extend the prohibition of the publication of certain information relating to certain offences; to further regulate the admissibility of evidence relating to similar offences by an accused; and to further regulate the admissibility of evidence relating to the character of a complainant of rape or an offence of an indecent nature; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

20 July 2012

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the establishment of the Namibian Correctional Service and for matters incidental thereto.

22 August 2005

Not yet reviewed

To make provision for the mutual transfer of sentenced offenders between Namibia and foreign States for the purpose of serving their sentences of imprisonment; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

26 November 1990

Not yet reviewed

To provide for .the establishment, origination and administration of the Namibian Police Force; to regulate the powers and duties of the Force and to prescribe the procedures in order to secure the internal security of Namibia and to maintain law and order; to regulate the discipline, appointment, promotion and discharge of members of the Force; and to provide for incidental matters.

3 September 1998

Not yet reviewed

To regulate the business of dealers in second hand goods and scrap metal, auctioneers and pawnbrokers; and to provide for. Incidental matters.

5 December 2012

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the offence of terrorism and other offences connected or associated with terrorist activities; to provide for measures to prevent and combat terrorist activities; to provide for measures to give effect to international conventions, instruments and best practices concerning measures to combat terrorist activities; to provide for measures to prevent and combat the funding of terrorist activities; to provide for investigative measures concerning terrorist activities; to provide for measures to proscribe organisations that conduct terrorist activities; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

7 May 2014

Not yet reviewed

To appropriate amounts of money to meet the financial requirements of the State during the financial year ending 31 March 2015.

8 June 1999

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Prisons Act, 1998, to correct certain references therein and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

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