Ministry of Environment and Tourism

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

12 December 1990

Not yet reviewed

12 December 1990 To amend the Nature Conservation Ordinance, 1975, and the Controlled Game Products Proclamation, 1980, so as to increase certain penalties which may be imposed under the said laws for contraventions thereof; and to provide for incidental matters.

14 December 2008

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; and to provide for incidental matters.

20 February 1998

Not yet reviewed

To establish a company to be known as Namibia Wildlife Resorts Limited, to provide for its powers, duties and functions, to provide for the transferof the wildlife resorts enterprise of the State to the Company and the transfer of staff members to the Company and to provide for incidental matters.

21 December 1996

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Casinos and Gambling Houses Act, 1994 so as to impose a moratorium on the granting of gambling house licences

21 December 2007

Not yet reviewed

To promote the sustainable management of the environment and the use of natural resources by establishing principles for decision making on matters affecting the environment; to establish the Sustainable Development Advisory Council; to provide for the appointment of the Environmental Commissioner and environmental officers; to provide for a process of assessment and control of activities which may have significant effects on the environment; and to provide for incidental matters.

21 November 1994

Not yet reviewed

To make provision for the licensing, supervision and control of casinos and gambling houses; to provide for the establishment of a Casino Board; and to provide for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

23 December 2002

Not yet reviewed

To establish a Lotteries Board for the promotion and conduct of the National Lottery and the administration of the National Lottery Trust Fund and the Social Upliftment Fund; for the authorization, supervision and control of benevolent lotteries; and for matters incidental thereto.

24 July 1995

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Casinos and Gambling Houses Act, 1994, so as to make provision for the grant of gambling house licences in respect of bookmaking businesses; to provide that the grant of an application for the issue, transfer or removal of a licence shall lapse unless the prescribed fees are paid within a specified period; to further regulate the payment of a levy on income derived from a casino or gambling house; to provide that a person authorised to share in the income so derived shall be jointly and severally liable with the licence holder for the payment of such levy; to further provide for offences regarding gambling on unlicensed premises; to provide that prosecution for an offence under this Act may be instituted in a magistrate's court on the authority of the Prosecutor-General; to confer on the Minister the power to prescribe the maximum number of gambling machines in respect of which a gambling house licence may be granted and issued; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

6th of December 2001

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the establishment of an Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia in support of sustainable environmental and natural resources management in Namibia; to constitute the Board to manage and control the Fund, and to define its powers and functions; and to provide for incidental matters.

7 November 2000

Not yet reviewed

To establish the Namibia Tourism Board and to provide for its functions; to provide for the registration and grading of accommodation establishments; to provide for the declaration of any sector of the tourism industry as a regulated sector and for the registration of businesses falling within a regulated sector; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

9 September 1997

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the establishment of the Game Products Trust Fund in support of the conservation and management of wildlife resources, and of rural development, in Namibia; to provide for the management and control of that Fund by the Game Products Trust Fund Board; and to provide for incidental matters.

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