National Arts Fund of Namibia Act, 2005
Act 1 of 2005
- Published in Government Gazette no. 3424 on 11 May 2005
- Assented to on 19 April 2005
- Commenced on 11 May 2005
- [This is the version of this document from 11 May 2005 and includes any amendments published up to 6 October 2022.]
1. DefinitionsIn this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise -“Arts” includes all forms and traditions of dance, drama, music, theatre, visual arts, crafts, design, written and oral literature, all of which serve as means for individual and collective creativity and expression through performance, execution, presentation, exhibition, transmission and study.“Council” means the Council established by section 5;“grant” means a grant in the form of initial capital, a donation, subsidy or like funding;“Minister” means the Minister responsible for arts and culture;“Ministry” means the Ministry responsible for administering arts and culture;“Permanent Secretary” means the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry;“staff member” means a staff member as defined in section 1(1) of the Public Service Act, 1995 (Act No. 13 of 1995).[The full stop after the definition above should be a semicolon since there is one more definition in section 1.]“this Act” includes regulations made under section 20.
2. Establishment of FundThere is established a Fund known as the National Arts Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to promote and develop the arts in Namibia.
3. Revenue of FundThe revenue of the Fund consists of -
4. Objects of FundThe objects of the Fund are -
5. Establishment of CouncilThere is established a Council which shall, subject to this Act, be responsible for the control and management of the Fund.
6. Powers, and functions of Council[The superfluous comma after “Powers” appears in the text here, but not in the ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.]
7. Constitution of Council
8. Tenure and vacation of office
9. Allowances of members of Council and committees
10. Disclosure of interest
11. Meetings and decisions of Council
12. Committees of Council
13. Application for grantsAn application for a grant referred to in section 6(1)(f) must be -
14. Allocation of funds
15. Banking account
16. Financial year, bookkeeping and accounting, and unexpended balances
17. Annual statements and auditing
18. Submission of matters by Council to Minister for decision
19. Performance of administrative work
20. RegulationsThe Minister may make regulations relating to -
21. IndemnityA member of the Council or committee, or any staff member referred to in section 19(1) is not liable in respect of anything done in good faith under this Act.
22. Exemption of Fund from certain taxesNo tax or charge on income is payable by the Fund in terms of any law.
23. Liquidation of CouncilThe Council shall not be wound up except by or under the authority of an Act of Parliament.
24. Short title and commencementThis Act is called the National Arts Fund of Namibia Act, 2005, and shall come into operation on a date fixed by the Minister by notice in the Gazette.
History of this document
11 May 2005 this version
Published in Government Gazette number 3424
19 April 2005