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Application for Registration of a Regulated Business:

 

1.

 

 

An application in term of section 24 of the Act for the registration of a regulated business must be made in the approved form and be accompanied by

 

  (a)

 

proof of the applicant's right of occupation of the premises, if any, from which the regulated business will be operated;

 

  (b)

 

 

a certified copy of any permit, approval or other form of authorisation which the applicant is required to obtain from any authority, other the Board, in terms of any other law

 

  (i)

 

to conduct the category of regulated business to which the applications relates; or

 

  (ii)

 

to render any service or carry out any other business or activity in or in association with the regulated business

 

    or if an application for such a permit, approval or authorisation is pending, proof to the satisfaction of the Board that the application has been made, with particulars of the nature thereof;

 

  (c)

 

 

in the case of the applicant being a company or close corporation, a certified copy of the certificate of incorporation of the company or the close corporation;

 

  (d)

 

a written statement setting out the activities, facilities and services to be provided to clients;

 

  (e)

 

 

if an environmental impact assessment plan is required to be submitted for approval to any authority in terms of any law in respect of a business operation or activity, proof of such approval accompanied by a copy of the plan;

 

  (f)

 

a safety and emergency response plan setting out particulars of equipment and appliances to be provided and  measure to be applied in relation to a particular activity offered by the regulated business

 

  (i)

 

for the safety of clients participating in the activity; and

 

  (ii)

 

to deal with an emergency that may arise from the participation of clients in the activity

 

  (g) any other information or documents prescribed by the regulations or which the Board requires in connection with the application; and
  (h)

 

the appropriate application fee (see Annexe1).

 

2. If  it is proposed to provide in connection with any activity of the regulated business
  (a)

 

 

 

a service for the transport of clients, either as an integral part of the activity as a courtesy service or for recreational or any other purposes' the application in terms of sub-regulation (1) must be accompanied by proof that the applicant has taken out general passenger liability insurance cover with a registered insurer for a minimum amount of N$2.5 million

 

  (b)

 

 

 

any service for the recreation of guests to be carried out under the guidance or supervision of a staff member or any other person engaged for that purpose, the application in terms of sub-regulation (1) must be liability insurance cover, including professional indemnity cover, with a registered insurer for a minimum amount of N$2.5 million

 

     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

Requirements for Registration and Obligations of Registered Operators

  The requirement for registration and the obligation to be complied with by registered operators are as prescrib4ed in the annexes to these regulations, as follows:

 

  (a)

activity operators                                                                                                      Annexe 2;

  (b) air-charter operators                                                                                               Annexe 3;
  (c) booking agent                                                                                                          Annexe 4;
  (d) conference-centre operators                                                                                Annexe 5;
  (e) foreign tour operators                                                                                            Annexe 6;
  (f) shuttle and transport service operators                                                             Annexe 7;
  (g) tour facilitators                                                                                                        Annexe 8;
  (h) tour and safari operators                                                                                     Annexe 9;
  (i) trophy-hunting operators                                                                                     Annexe 10;
  (j) vehicle-rental operators                                                                                      Annexe 11;
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

Issue of Certificate of Registration and Discs:

1.

 

 

On approval of an application for registration of a regulated business and upon payment of the appropriate registration fee, the Board will issue to the applicant

 

  (a)

 

a certificate of registration in the approved form; and

 

  (b)

 

 

a disc bearing the name and emblem of the Board in respect of each vehicle, vessel or aircraft to be used for the conveyance of persons in connection with any activity of that business

 

2.

 

An Operator must

 

  (a)

 

 

display the certificate of registration of the regulated business in a conspicuous manner at the reception area or office of any premises at which the business is conducted, or if such display is not practical, an inspector or any member of the public; and

 

  (b)

 

display on every vehicle, vessel or aircraft the disc issued in respect thereof.

 

     
     
     

 

 

Lost or Damaged Disc:

An Operator who wishes to replace a disc that has been lost, damaged or destroyed, must apply in writing to the Board for a replacement disc and pay the appropriate replacement fee (see Annexe 1).

 

Acquiring a New Vehicle, Vessel or Aircraft.

  Any vehicle, vessel or aircraft acquired by an operator of a registered regulated business

 

  (a)

 

to replace an existing vehicle, vessel or aircraft; or

 

  (b)

 

in addition to any existing vehicles, vessels or aircraft,

 

  may not be used for the conveyance of any person in connection with any activity of the regulated business unless the operator, upon application to the Board in writing and payment of the appropriated fee, has obtained a disc in respect of that vehicle, vessel or aircraft from the Board.

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Offences are Related to the use of Discs?
  An offence is committed by a person who
  (a)

 

uses a disc on his/her motor vehicle that has been lawfully issued in respect of that motor vehicle by the Board;

 

  (b)

 

 

 

is not the owner of a regulated business registered in accordance with by these regulations, and with the intention to deceive uses a disc issued by the Board without the Board's consent, or uses a token or sign resembling a disc issued by the Board to operators; or

 

  (c)

 

as the operator of a registered business fails to comply with point (a) or Contravenes point (b) above

 

     
     
     

 

Compliance with the Requirements and Renewal of Insurance Premiums

1.

 

 

 

The operator of a registered regulated business must ensure that the requirements prescribed for registration in these regulation are complied with at all times during the duration of the registration of that business, including requirements in respect of any service of facility that the operator has contracted out to be provided or managed by any other person

 

2.

 

The operator of a registered regulated business who is required to take out insurance cover must

 

 

(a)

 

ensure that the insurance premiums payable under the relevant policy are regularly paid on the due date; and

 

 

(b)

 

provide proof to the Chief Executive officer of the payment within seven days after expiry of the due date

 

3.

 

An operator of regulated business who fails to comply with the above requirements commits an offence

 

     

 

Requirements in respect of Vehicles for Activities

1.

 

 

The operator of a regulated business, other than a foreign tour operator, where any vehicle is to be used for conveying clients on a public road in connection with any activity or service provided by the business, must ensure that no vehicle is used for that purpose

 

  (a)

 

the vehicle is registered and licensed under the Road Traffic and Transport Act;

 

  (b)

 

 

in the case of a motor vehicle of a class prescribed under section 58(2) of the Road Traffic and Transport Act, a current roadworthy certificate is in force in respect of that motor vehicle

 

  (c)

 

 

 

in the case of a motor vehicle of a class in respect of which an operator card is required to e held in accordance with Chapter 6 of the Road Traffic and Transport Act, a Valid operator card is displayed on that motor vehicle in the manner prescribed under that Act;

 

  (d)

 

the vehicle bears clear identification of the operator's business on both sides of the used;

 

  (e)

 

the driver of the motor vehicle hold a valid driving licence for the class of motor vehicle used;

 

  (f)

 

the disc of the Board is displayed on the vehicle; and

 

 

(g)

 

the vehicle carries, in a readily accessible position

 

  (i) a fire extinguisher; and
  (ii) a first-aid kit.
     
     

 

Requirements in Respect of Vessels used for Activities

  The operator of a regulated business where any vessel is to be used for the conveyance of clients in connection with any activity or service provided by the business must ensure than no vessel is used for that purpose unless

 

  (a)

 

 

the body, machinery tackle, apparatus and other accessories equipment of the vessel or used on the vessel are in good order and can be activated effectively;

 

  (b)

 

every person aboard the vessel is provided with a life jacket or other means of safety protection in the event of an emergency;

 

  (c)

 

in the case of a vessel used for rafting, every person aboard the vessel is provided with a protective helmet;

 

  (d)

 

the person in control of the vessel has received proper training in, or

 

  (d)

 

has sufficient experience of, the handling of the type of vessel used; and

 

  (e)

 

 

in the case of a sea-going vessel the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No 57 of 1951) at all times complied with in relation to the vessel and any person engaged to be in control of the vessel.

 

     
     
     
     

 

Requirements in Respect of Aircraft used for Activities

1.

 

 

The operator of a regulated business where any aircraft is to be used for the conveyance of clients in connection with any activity or service provided by the business must ensure that no aircraft is used for that purpose unless the aircraft

 

  (a)

 

is registered or licensed

 

  (b)

 

 

has an airworthiness certificate, issued under the aviation Act, 1962 (Act No. 74 of 1962 ) and the civil Aviation Regulations hereunder promulgated by government  Notice No 1 of January 2, 2001.

 

2.

Any person engaged to be in control of an aircraft on any flight carrying clients must be in possession of a valid aircraft-operator certificate issued under the Aviation Act, 1962 (Act No.74 of 1962) and the Civil Aviation Regulations promulgated by Government Notice No. 1 of January 2, 2001.
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Display of Certificate of Registration and Notice

  The operator of every registered regulated business must ensure that the following items are displayed at the reception area or any office or place where clients or prospective clients are served

 

 

(a)

 

the certificate of registration issued in respect of the business; and

 

 

(b)

 

the notice below:

 

  This business, being registered as a regulated business under the Namibia Tourism Board Act, 2000 (Act No 21 of 2000 ), is required by law to comply with certain minimum requirements relating to services, facilities and activities provided. If satisfaction is not obtained from the ma a management, a written complaint may be made to the Chief Executive Namibia Tourism Board, Private Bag 13244 Windhoek
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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