Publications

Namibian Federation of the Visually Impaired (NFVI) – Equipment Handover

Capacitating People with Disabilities

On 31 May 2022, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Namibia – Angola Office handed over equipment to the Namibian Federation of the Visually Impaired (NFVI) at their head office in Windhoek. The main objective of this handover is to support the federation with equipment including a Perkins Brailler Classic Manual and a Tactile Heat Swell Form Machine, to aid the braille/transferal of text to braille. Additionally, to enable the federation to capacitate their members with the necessary resources, to bring crucial information closer to persons with visual impairments (inclusion) and promote practical application of the Namibian Constitution, with special reference to Chapter 3.

KAS Scholarship Engagement

Event Report

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Namibia/Angola Office held an engagement with its scholars in Windhoek and via zoom for those based in Angola. The engagement provided scholars with an opportunity to share challenges they are facing during their studies, more in particular COVID-19 restrictions and virtual learning. Additionally, scholars discussed issues affecting marginalised communities and the local communities’ rights, access to education, child marriage, drought, access to ICT and corruption. The discussions also covered topics related to African independence and decolonisation, expectations thereafter, and rule of law.

Ministry of Information and Communication Technology Information Session Day

Event Report

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology - Republic of Namibia hosted a Government Information Session in Windhoek's Samora Machel Constituency, in Goreangab location, Khomas region on Saturday, 14 May 2022. The event titled, "Bringing Government Services closer to the people" was attended by the Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Hon. Emma Theofelus, representatives of ministries, government agencies and members of the public. The KAS team was also on the ground to share publications and information related to our work in Namibia and Angola.

NAMIBIA’S SUPREME COURT AT 30 YEARS

A Review of the Superior Court’s Role in the Development of Namibia’s Jurisprudence in the Post-Independence Era

The book is a project of the Office of the Judiciary in the Republic of Namibia, in collaboration with the School of Law of the University of Namibia. This book project is meant to celebrate the Supreme Court of Namibia’s 30th anniversary. It aims at describing the Namibian Supreme Court’s structure and powers, and it focuses on the Court’s work in deciding leading cases of constitutional law, civil rights, criminal law, delict, administrative law, labour law, and commercial law, amongst other areas of law. The book therefore, seeks not to merely critique the judgements of the Supreme Court of Namibia but to objectively examine how the Supreme Court has informed the development of Namibia’s judiciary system and the country’s developmental aspirations since independence. In principle, the book interrogates how the Court and its justices have shaped life and law in Namibia. In this regard, the book seeks to highlight how the Supreme Court of Namibia has shaped legal rules in pursuit of the country’s developmental aspirations. For this reason, the book seeks to address questions such as amongst others, the following: 1) has the Namibian Supreme Court interpreted the law in Namibia in pursuit of the country’s developmental goals?; 2) To what extent has the Namibian Supreme Court contributed to legislative development in Namibia?; 3) Are Supreme Court judges sensitive to Namibia’s traditional practices and developmental aspirations?; 4) Is the Supreme Court working together with other arms of government to unyoke Namibia from the post-independence effects of apartheid?; 5) Is the transformation of the Namibian judiciary and the general society a key feature of the Namibian Supreme Court’s rulings?

EU- AU Summit 2022

An analysis of the agenda highlights tabled at the EU-African Union Summit and the outcomes in the Namibian-Angolan context

The current European Union (EU) and African Union (AU) leaders together with the respective member states met for the seventh European Union-African Union summit in Brussels on the 17thandthe 18th of February 2022. The summit presented a unique opportunity to lay the foundations for a renewed, revitalized and deeper EU- AU partnership with a high standard of political involvement based on trust and a clear understanding of mutual interests. The overall aim of this summit was to launch an ambitious African-European Investment Package, that takes into account the prevailing global challenges such as climate change and the rampant global health crisis.

República de Angola Livro informativo da KAS

Livro informativo

This Portuguese version which is written and published by the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung e.V. Namibia-Angola Office, provides an overview of political, economic and demographic landscape of the Republic of Angola.

Republic of Angola KAS Factbook

Angola factbook

This factbook which was written and published by the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung e.V. Namibia-Angola Office, provides an overview of political, economic and demographic landscape of the Republic of Angola.

KAS Booklet about Political Parties in Namibia

Political Parties in Namibia

List of parties that are currently accredited with the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN).

Issues, Challenges and Opportunities to Develop Green Hydrogen in Namibia

Authored by Dr Detlof von Oertzen

This paper discusses how Namibia can participate and benefit from global decarbonisation efforts. It is intended to inform and contribute to rational and fact-based deliberations on the many issues, challenges, and opportunities for green hydrogen production in Namibia.

The Constitution of the Republic of Namibia

Second Annotated Edition - German Translation 2021

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Namibia Scientific Society, Windhoek, October 2021