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

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 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.

16 November 1994

Not yet reviewed

To provide that civil judgments granted in designated countries may be enforced in magistrates' courts in Namibia; to repeal the Reciprocal Enforcement of Civil Judgments Act, 1966; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

23 June 1999

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the temporary suspension of the provisions of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1995 relating to the conferment of the status of Senior Counsel to legal practitioners.

9 November 1990

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the remuneration of judges; the granting of additional service benefits to them; for the making available of motor vehicles to them; and for matters connected therewith.

28 November 1991

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the recognition of marriages contracted in terms of the Swapo Family Act, 1977, and the adoption of children in terms of the said Act; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

31 July 2003

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the recognition and establishment of community courts; to provide for the appointment of Justices and for clerks and messengers of court; to provide for the application of customary law by community courts; to provide for the jurisdiction of and procedure to be adopted by community courts; to provide for appeals from community courts to other courts; and to provide for connected and incidental matters.

16 November 1994

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the reciprocal service of process in civil matters in Namibia and in designated countries, and for matters connected therewith.

13 February 1995

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the reciprocal enforcement of maintenance orders made in Namibia and in designated countries, and for matters incidental thereto.

31 July 2003

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the payment of maintenance; to provide for the holding of maintenance enquiries and the enforcement of maintenance orders; to repeal the Maintenance Act, 1963; and to deal with incidental matters

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