MINING AND ENERGY LEGISLATION
MINING RELATED ACTS, REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES:
Diamonds Act, 1999 (Act No. 13 of 1999) html-icon.gif (146 bytes) 255 KB
Provide for the establishment of a board to be known as the Diamond Board of Namibia; to define the objects and the powers, duties and functions of the said Board; to provide for the establishment of a fund to be known as the Diamond Board Fund; to provide for the establishment of a fund to be known as the Diamond Valuation Fund; to provide for the management and control of the said Funds; to provide for control measures in respect of the possession, the purchase and sale, the processing and the import and export of diamonds; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
The Act commenced on 1 April 2000.
Minerals Development Fund of Namibia Act, (No. 19 of 1996)    

Minerals (Prospecting & Mining) Act, 1992 (Act No. 33 of 1992) html-icon.gif (146 bytes)  
To provide for the reconnaissance, prospecting and mining for, and disposal of, and the exercise of control over, minerals in Namibia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
Amendments to the Minerals (Prospecting & Mining) Act (Draft)    

Mine Health and Safety Regulations (10th draft) html-icon.gif (146 bytes)  
Regulations made under section 138a of the Minerals (Prospecting and Mining) Act, 33 of 1992 as amended : health and safety of persons employed or otherwise present in or at mines
ENERGY RELATED ACTS, REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES
Petroleum Products and Energy Act, 1990    
Regulates the price at which the refined petroleum products may be sold, and makes provision for the establishment of the National Energy Council and the National Energy Fund.
Petroleum Products and Energy Amendment Act, 2000 38Kb 38Kb
Amend the Petroleum Products and Energy Act, 1990, so as to grant more comprehensive powers to the Minister of Mines and Energy to make regulations, more particularly relating to the import, supply, storage, possession and sale of petroleum products, the licensing of and conducting of business by wholesalers, resellers and consumer installation operators, the application of health, hygiene, safety and environmental standards and requirements, and minimum specifications as regards standards of facilities, structures and equipment and restrictions on the sale and use of petroleum products; to provide for reasonable and just contractual rules and principles in the petroleum industry; to provide for increased penalties for contravention in certain cases of the regulations and the Act; and to provide for incidental matters.
Petroleum Products Regulations, 2000 191Kb 191Kb
Regulations concerning the import, supply, storage, possession and sale of petroleum products, the licensing of and conducting of business by wholesalers, resellers and consumer installation operators, the application of health, hygiene, safety and environmental standards and requirements, and minimum specifications as regards standards of facilities, structures and equipment and restrictions on the sale and use of petroleum products; to provide for reasonable and just contractual rules and principles in the petroleum industry; to provide for increased penalties for contravention in certain cases of the regulations and the Act; and to provide for incidental matters.
National Energy Fund Act of 2000    
Provides for the establishment of the National Energy Fund and its organization.
Gas Act  (Draft 2b) pdf_icon.gif  81Kb
Is under development - a summary from a workshop 26 June 2000 about the act is available.
Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act 1991 (Act 2 of 1991) pdf_icon.gif  111Kb
Defines the different types of licenses (reconnaissance, exploration and production) and their terms and conditions.
Petroleum Laws Amendment Act, 1998 (Act 24 of 1998)          pdf_icon.gif (910 bytes)  50Kb
Amends the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, 1991 and the Petroleum (Taxation) Act, 1991.
Petroleum (Taxation) Act 1991 (Act 3 of 1991) pdf_icon.gif  52Kb
Provides for the levying and collection of petroleum income tax and an additional profits tax in connection with exploration, development and production operations.
Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, 1991: Regulations pdf_icon.gif  111Kb
Relating to the health, safety and welfare of persons employed, and protection of other persons, property, the environment and natural resources, in at or in the vicinity of exploration and production areas, No. 190, 1999.
Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Amendment Act 1993
(Act 2 of 1993)
 
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To amend the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, 1991, so as to provide for agreements to be concluded between the Minister of Mines and Energy and license holders relating to training programmes and contributions to the Petroleum Training and Education Fund; and to provide for matters incidental hereto.
Model Petroleum Agreement, September 1998 pdf_icon.gif (910 bytes)  185Kb
To serve as a basis of negotiation with applicants for exploration licenses. This Model is a concession type agreement and its clauses draw from international petroleum industry practice.
Electricity Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) html-icon.gif (146 bytes)  
To provide for the establishment and functions of the Electricity Control Board; and to provide for matters incidental thereto. The Act commenced on 12 July 2000.
Electricity Regulations: Administrative (Electricity Act, 2000) html-icon.gif (146 bytes)  
The Minister of Mines and Energy has under section 39 of the Electricity Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) made the regulations set out in the Schedule which shall come into effect on the date of publication of this notice. The Act commenced on 12 July 2000.
Electricty Act 2007 (Act No. 4 of 2007) pdf_icon.gif (910 bytes) 138KB