Presidential Remuneration and Other Benefits Act, 2016
Act 5 of 2016
- Published in Government Gazette 6045 on 21 June 2016
- Assented to on 2 June 2016
- Commenced on 21 June 2016
- [This is the version of this document from 21 June 2016 and includes any amendments published up to 17 November 2023.]
1. DefinitionsIn this Act, unless the context otherwise indicates -“dependant child” means an unmarried biological child, legally adopted child or step-child of the President or Vice-President who has not attained the age of 18 years, but if the child has attained the age of 18 years, he or she must still be considered as a dependant if the child is -[The word “dependent” is morally spelt with an “e” where it is used as an adjective rather than a noun. This applies to the phrase “dependent child”, but not to the phrase “as a dependant”.](a)a full time student at a university, tertiary institution or other institution of higher education; or(b)due to some physical or mental disability, unable to adequately provide for his or her own maintenance such that he or she is wholly or substantially dependent on the President or Vice-President for his or her livelihood;“President” means the person elected in accordance with Article 28 of the Namibian Constitution and sworn in as President of the Republic of Namibia in accordance with Article 30 of that Constitution;“Presidential spouse” means the person who is the wife or husband of the President or of the Vice-President and includes a wife or husband of a marriage under customary law;“remuneration” includes but is not limited to a basic salary and allowances paid to the President and Vice-President arising from their holding office as President and Vice-President respectively; and“Vice-President” means the person appointed and sworn in as Vice-President of the Republic of Namibia in terms of Article 28 of the Namibian Constitution.
2. Remuneration payable to the President and Vice-PresidentThere must be paid to the person holding the office of -
3. Allowance payable to Presidential spouses
4. Medical aidAll medical costs of the -
5. Payments out of the State Revenue FundThe remuneration, benefits and allowances payable in terms of the provisions of this Act must be paid from the State Revenue Fund out of the moneys appropriated by Parliament for that purpose.
6. Exemption from income taxThe amount of any remuneration, benefits and allowances paid and the value of benefits relating to medical aid received in terms of this Act are exempted from income tax.
7. Repeal and savings
8. Short titleThis Act is called the Presidential Remuneration and Other Benefits Act, 2016.
History of this document
21 June 2016 this version
02 June 2016