Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
The Republic of Namibia
(Female Suffrage 1966 (white women) 1989 for all) Independent 1989

Also see Namibia Heads

1987-89 Minister-Delegate of Local Government & Housing Libertine Appolus Amathila
1989-96 Minister of Local Government and Lands
1995-96 Minister of Regional Government and Housing
1996-2005 Minister of Health and Social Service
2005-10 Deputy Prime Minister
President of the WHO Assembly in 2000. (b. 1940-)

1989-96 Minister of Youth and Sport Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana
1996-2000 Minister of Land, Resettelments and Rehabilitation
2000-10 Attorney General
2005-12 Minister of Justice
2012- Minister of Home Affairs

1989-96 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah
1996-2002 Head of the Department of Women in the Office of the President
2000-05 Minister of Women's Affairs and Child Welfare
2005-08 Minister of
Information and Broadcasting
2008-12 Minister of Environment and Tourism
2012- Minister of Foreign Affairs (from 2015 Cooperation and International Relations)
2015- Deputy Prime Minister
Acted twice as Foreign Minister in 2005. Became
Secretary General of SWAPO in 1996.

1996-2000 Deputy Minister of Health Clara Bohitile
2000-05 Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Sport and Culture

1996-2000 Deputy Minister of Local and Regional Government and Housing Loide Lucky Shoopala Kasingo
2000-05 Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly since 2010.

1997-2003 Cabinet Member, Director-General of the National Planning Commission
2003-15 Minister of Finance
2015- Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila

Circa 1997-2000 Deputy Minister of Prisons and Correctional Services N.N.

2000-05 Deputy Minister of Labour Rosalia Nghidinwa
2005-12 Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration
2012-15 Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare

2000-04 Deputy Minister of Women's Affairs and Child Welfare Marlene Mungunda
2004-05 Minister of Labour
2005-10 Minister
of Gender Equality and Child Welfare

2004-10 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Lempy Lucas
Deputy Chief Whip for SWAPO Party and Deputy Chairperson of the whole House Committee 2000-04. (b. 1961-).

2004- Deputy Minister of Women's Affairs Angelika Muharukua
2004-10 Deputy Minister of Child Welfare

2005-10 Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration Theopolina Mushelenga
Mayor of Ondangwa 1992-1995 and 1998-2000

2005-15 Deputy Minister of Health Petrina Haingura Ndaitwah
2010-15 Deputy Minister of Social Services

2010-12 Minister of Gender Equality Doreen Sioka
2012-15 Minister of Labour and Social Welfare
2015- Minister of Gender

Assistant Whip for the Swapo Party 1994-95, Deputy Chairperson of the Whole House Committee
1995-2005 and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly 2005-10

2010-15 Deputy Minister of Regional and Local Government and Housing Priscilla Beukes

2012-15 Deputy Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture Juliet Kavetuna
2015- Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services

2015- Minister of Urban Development Sophia Shaningwa

2015- Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation Itah Kandji Murangi

2015- Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-Himarwa

2015- Deputy Minister in the Presidency in charge of Economic Planning Lucia Ipumbu

2015- Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation Becky Ndjoze-Ojo

2015- Deputy  Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Anna Nghipondoka

2015- Deputy Minister of Agriculture Anna Shiweda


Last update 21.03.15