Namibia

Find details about Namibia's beneficial ownership transparency reforms

Records last updated: 04 April 2024

Contact person: Mutale Mukuka

Current ongoing work

We have provided technical assistance to key implementing agencies such as the Financial Intelligence Centre, Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA), and the Master of the High Court (MoHC). This included reviewing relevant legislation and bespoke capacity-building sessions for the MoHC and BIPA.

Committed to one or more

  • Live register
    Following the launch of one or more beneficial ownership registers, a country is labelled as Live register.
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Implementation details

Business and Intellectual Property Authority beneficial ownership register for companies and close corporations

Name
Business and Intellectual Property Authority beneficial ownership register for companies and close corporations
Scope
Full-economy
Register launched
2023
Threshold used to determine beneficial ownership
25%
Structured data publicly available
No
Published as BODS
No
Available via API
No

Master of the High Court BO Trust Register

Name
Master of the High Court BO Trust Register
Scope
Full-economy
Register launched
2023
Structured data publicly available
No
Published as BODS
No
Available via API
No

Commitment details

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  • Namibia has started the legislative process for beneficial ownership transparency reforms. [08 February 2023] link to commitment
  • Namibia has passed legislation to establish a central public beneficial ownership register and require companies/closed corporations to file their beneficial ownership information under the Companies Amendment Act 2023 and the Close Corporations Amendment Act 2023 [21 July 2023] link to commitment