About us
To provide labour (industrial) relations and employment services as per the Constitution of The Republic of Namibia.
The vision statement provides the future prospects through the implementation of the strategic plan and beyond, being the following:
A productive nation with its workforce, enjoying harmonious industrial relations, decent work and full employment.
The mission statement provides the reason for existence and how the mandate should be carried out, as follows:
To ensure effective labour and employment services.
  • Equity and justice
We ensure equality of opportunity and fairness for all.
  • Professionalism
We perform our duties to the best of our abilities and we deliver on our performance promises. We also recognise the achievements of our fellow team members
  • Impartiality
We ensure that our actions are free of prejudice
  • Respect
We respect the many things that make people different from one another and therefore we understand the views of others and allow them to express themselves
  • Empathy
The understanding of the position of others and treat them with compassion
  • Teamwork
We can only achieve our performance objectives if we work together as a team in pursuit of excellence
Innovation We strive to be creative in the execution of our work by embracing emerging technology and new ways of improving service delivery
Legislative Mandate

The Ministry promotes the following mandates:

The Labour Act, 2007 (Act No. 11 of 2007)

Affirmative Action (Employment), 1998 (Act No. 29 of 1998)

Social Security Act, 1994 (Act No. 34 of 1994)