Ministry of Lands Reform

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

10 April 2001

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, 1995 so as to insert a certain definition; to further regulate the appropriation of the moneys of the Fund; to provide for a further restriction on the transfers of agricultural land; to make provision for further matters relating to the imposition and collection of land tax; to provide for the delegation of powers and the assignment of duties; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

11 December 2001

Not yet reviewed

11 December 2001 To amend the Administration of Estates Act, 1965, so as to provide that various amounts of money referred to in the Act be prescribed; to increase the fines imposed under the Act; and to provide for incidental matters.

11 November 2002

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, 1995, so as to define or further define certain expressions; to provide for the reconstitution of the Commission; to extend the grounds for the vacation of office of members of the Commission; to further regulate the procedure at meetings of the Commission; to further regulate the constitution and functions of committees of the Commission; to provide for the payment of remuneration to members of committees of the Commission and certain other persons; to further provide for administrative assistance to the Commission; to provide that the passing to another person of the controlling interest in a company or close corporation owning agricultural land be deemed to be an alienation of such land and to provide for such passing of the controlling interest to be void without a certificate of waiver having been first obtained; to restrict the exemptions applicable to the State's referent right to purchase agricultural land; to provide that an offer to sell agricultural land to the State may be withdrawn and to provide for the period within which such offer may be so withdrawn; to provide that the Minister and the owner of agricultural land offered to the State may agree to extend the period within which certain acts related to such offer are to be performed; to regulate the period of validity of certificates of waiver; to provide for a right of appeal against the decision of the Minister in certain circumstances; to repeal provisions relating to the purchase of farming units by lessees and the outright sale of farming units to qualified persons; to further regulate the power to enter and inspect farming units; to impose a duty on the Registrar of Companies and the Registrar of Close Corporations to in certain circumstances report changes in the controlling interest of companies and close corporations owning agricultural land; to criminalise the sale of agricultural land to foreign nationals and certain nominee owners without the consent of the Minister; to extend the exemptions applicable to the acquisition of agricultural land by foreign nationals; to provide for the payment of certain expenses from the Fund; and to substitute certain expressions; to amend the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Second Amendment Act, 2001, so as to amend the short title of the said Act; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

12 March 2014

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, 1995, so as to insert a certain definition; to provide for further situations where the State has the right of preference to purchase land; to provide for a negotiating committee on purchase prices; and to provide for incidental matters.

14 May 2012

Not yet reviewed

To create new forms of title to immovable property; to create a register for these forms of title and registrars to register these forms of title; to provide for the nature of the rights conferred by these forms of title; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

15 February 1995

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the acquisition of agricultural land by the State for the purposes of land reform and for the allocation of such land to Namibian citizens who do not own or otherwise have the use of any or of adequate agricultural land, and foremost to those Namibian citizens who have been socially, economically or educationally disadvantaged by past discriminatory laws or practices; to vest in the State a preferent right to purchase agricultural land for the purposes of the Act; to provide for the compulsory acquisition of certain agricultural land by the State for the purposes of the Act; to regulate the acquisition of agricultural land by foreign nationals; to establish a Lands Tribunal and determine its jurisdiction; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

16 May 2013

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, 1995, so as to make provision for making regional governors members of Land Reform Advisory Commission committees; and to deal with incidental matters.

21 November 2005

Not yet reviewed

To amend the Communal Land Reform Act, 2002, so as to define or redefine certain expressions; to incorporate certain portions of alienated State land as part of existing communal land areas; to replace an incorrect reference in the description of the Damaraland Communal Land Area; and to provide for incidental matters.

22 April 2009

Not yet reviewed

To provide for the division of buildings into sections and common property and the acquisition of separate ownership in sections coupled with joint ownership in common property, the control of certain rights attaching to separate ownership in sections and joint ownership in common property, the transfer of ownership of sections and the registration of sectional mortgage bonds over, and real rights in, sections, the conferring and registration of rights in, and the disposal of, common property; the establishment of bodies corporate to control common property and for that purpose to apply rules; to establish the Sectional Titles Regulation Board; and to provide for incidental matters.

23 December 2005

Not yet reviewed

To repeal certain provisions of the Native Administration Proclamation, 1928 and the whole of the Administration of Estates (Rehoboth Giblet) Proclamation, 1941 the effect of which are to provide in an unfair discriminatory manner for different systems of dealing with the administration of estates of certain deceased persons based on race or ethnic origin; to make provision that the Administration of Estates Act, 1965 governs the administration of the liquidation and distribution of all deceased estates, whether testate or intestate; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

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