Convention Against Torture: The act states that "if an identity document does not reflect correctly the particulars of the person to whom it was issued, or contains a photograph which is no longer a recognizable image of that person" the Minister shall cancel it and replace it with an improved identity document. This reflects our opinion that the vast majority of people in Namibia are friendly to visitors, irrespective of the gender and sexual orientation of the visitor. Hidden categories: No .
Often people take the view that 'Africans don't behave like this', despite historical evidence to the contrary. Among the Herero, erotic friendships known as oupanga between two people, regardless of sex, were common, and typically included anal intercourse okutunduka vanena. Homosexuality and same-sex relations have been documented among various modern-day Namibian groups. The couple also sued the Government to have their son, adopted in South Africa, recognised under Namibian law.
Their marriage isn't recognised by the state, causing problems for the South African partner who could not get a permanent residence permit.