Rehoboth Baster Community

2008 Preservation of Rehoboth Lands and Properties

Published by May 23, 2008

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Promotion And Preservation Of The Rehoboth Baster Minority Culture And Its Properties


This case comes as a result of the Baster people, a minority culture group that is dedicated solely to the promotion and preservation of one of Namibia’s principal minority cultures. It is convinced that the State Repudiation Act is unconstitional and void. The Act purports the transfer to the Namibian Government substantially all the assets of the Baster people at the expense of infringing its constitutional rights. The Act is justified by Art. 140(3) of the Constitution of Namibia. However, this is found not to be correct based on the following legal issues outlined in this document.                          

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