Cabinet of Namibia

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The Cabinet of Namibia is an appointed body that was established by the Chapter 6 (Articles 35-42) of the Constitution of Namibia. It is mandated to include the following positions: the President of Namibia, the Prime Minister of Namibia and any positions that the President so appoints.[1]

All cabinet members also sit in the National Assembly. This situation has been criticised by Namibia's civil society and the opposition as creating a significant overlap between executive and legislature, undermining the separation of powers. The seniority of cabinet members generally relegate ordinary MPs to the back benches.[2]

Lists of Cabinets of Namibia[edit]

Current Cabinet (2010-)[edit]

The current Cabinet was appointed in 2010. The SWAPO congress end of November 2012 resulted in "one of the biggest Cabinet reshuffles the country has seen since independence".[3]

  • Minister of Presidential Affairs and Attorney General: Albert Kawana
    • Deputy: none
  • Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources: Bernard Esau
    • Deputy: Chief Kilus Nguvauva (2010-2012), Chief Samuel Ankama (2012-)[3]


Below is a list of the cabinet of the Republic of Namibia from appointment in 2005 until replacement in 2010: