Leon Jooste

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Leon Jooste (born 18 February 1969 in Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa Region) is a Namibian politician and businessperson. A member of SWAPO, he was appointed to replace Gerhard Tötemeyer in the National Assembly of Namibia. In 2005, he was elected on the SWAPO Party list and appointed as the Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism in Hifikepunye Pohamba's first cabinet. Jooste is a White Namibian with experience in tourism. Under President Hage Geingob, Jooste was appointed as Minister of Public Enterprises in March 2015.[1]


Jooste graduated from Paul Roos Gymnasium and later from Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa, in 1991, with a BA in archaeology.[2]


  1. ^ "Geingob announces Cabinet", The Namibian, 20 March 2015.
  2. ^ Leon Jooste Namibia Institute for Democracy