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Cabinet Decision and Year of Enactment

Date of Review

Name of Document

Purpose/ Rationale of Policy/ Stategies

22 August 2005

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Animal Diseases and Parasites Act, 1956, so as to redefine certain expressions; to prohibit the searching of the homes of individuals without a warrant; to increase penalties; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

23 December 2005

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Forest Act, 2001, so as to redefine the expressions of “Minister” and “Ministry”; to extend the composition of the Forestry Council; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

23 December 2005

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Trade Metrology Act, 1973, so as to define or redefine certain expressions; to extend the functions of the Director of Metrology; to establish a Metrology Advisory Board and to provide for its constitution; to empower the Minister to enter into agreements with metrology agencies to provide certain services relating to measuring instruments; to incorporate certain provisions of the Measuring Units and National Measuring Standards Act, 1973, relating to measuring units and national measuring standards and to repeal that Act; to provide for national, departmental, inspection and other measuring standards and for the inspection and testing thereof; to abolish regional measuring standards; to further provide for the approval of measuring instruments; to make available measuring instruments subject to certain conditions; to amend the short title and to substitute the long title of the first-mentioned Act; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

3 April 2011

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the prevention, detection and control of animal disease; to provide for the maintenance and improvement of animal health; and to provide for incidental matters.

5 December 1991

Not yet reviewed

To provide for control over the administration of certain products to animals which may cause undesirable residue in meat and meat products; to further regulate the slaughtering of animals and the marketing of meat and meat products; and to provide for incidental matters.

6 December 1996

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the formation, registration and winding-up of co-operatives and to provide for matters connected therewith.

6th December 2001

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the establishment of a Forestry Council and the appointment of certain officials; to consolidate the laws relating to the management and use of forests and forest produce; to provide for the protection of the environment and the control and management of forest fires; to repeal the Preservation of Bees and Honey Proclamation, 1923 (Proclamation No. 1 of 1923), Preservation of Trees and Forests Ordinance, 1952 (Ordinance No. 37 of 1952) and the Forest Act, 1968 (Act No. 72 of 1968); and to deal with incidental matters.

8 December 2004

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the management, development, protection, conservation, and use of water resources; to establish the Water Advisory Council, the Water Regulatory Board and the Water Tribunal; and to provide for incidental matters.

9 October 2008

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the preventing, monitoring, controlling and eradication of plant pests; to facilitate the movement of plants, plant products and other regulated articles within and into or out of Namibia; to provide for the certification of the phytosanitary standards of plants and plant products exported from Namibia; and to provide for incidental matters.

9 September 1997

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Dairy Industry Act, 1961 in order to remove certain restrictions relating to the importation of margarine into Namibia in accordance with the requirements of the Southern African Customs Union.

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