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Whistleblower Protection in Namibia

A halfday workshop on March 24 at the House of Democracy. Programme will run from 09h00 to 12h00. Please RSVP to Ndeshi at

Namibian Governance Report 2015-20

The report sets out to assess the governance record of President Geingob’s first five years in office with reference to two themes that he has proclaimed as central to his intentions to promote good governance: The installing of “robust governance architecture” and Improving systems, processes and institutions. Issues considered include whistleblower protection, access to information, […]

Year In Review: 2017

In this edition of Perspectives on Parliament, we take a look at what the National Assembly achieved in 2017. This includes an in-depth discussions of a selection of important bills, as well as a brief description of every bill that passed the house.

The Whistleblower Bill should not pass in its current form

The ACTION coalition is calling on Parliament to refer the Whistleblower Protection Bill to a standing committee for proper discussion and consultations with the public. The bill has three serious faults: 1. Section 52 (1d) allows protection to be removed if the disclosure questions government policy. This has wide-ranging implications: For example a whistleblower who […]

Stiff fines for false whistleblowing could weaken the law

The IPPR’s comment on the Whistleblower Protection Bill was picked up by the Namibian Sun, who provide a summary of the key point made. Please note that as of writing, reading articles in the SUN requires a registration with their service.