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 (2015–)[edit]

The current Cabinet was announced on 19 March 2015. For the first time, there are ministries with two Deputy Ministers, significantly enlarging the Cabinet.[3]


This 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".[6]


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



  1. ^ The Constitution of the Republic of Namibia
  2. ^ Sasman, Catherine (22 March 2013). "Mbumba’s presence in Cabinet under spotlight". The Namibian. 
  3. ^ Immanuel, Shinovene; Mongudhi, Tileni (20 March 2015). "Costly Democracy". The Namibian. pp. 1–2. 
  4. ^ "Swartbooi resigned, not fired – Kapofi". New Era. 14 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "President appoints new deputy for lands". The Namibian. 15 December 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Shipanga, Selma; Immanuel, Shinovene (5 December 2012). "Transition team picked". The Namibian. 
  7. ^ Duddy, Jo-Mare (8 April 2013). "Karuaihe-Martin tipped for top finance job". The Namibian. 
  8. ^ Immanuel, Shinovene (22 February 2013). "Pohamba confirms Namwandi". The Namibian. 
  9. ^ a b Pohamba appoints 2 deputy ministers The Namibian, 21 January 2011
  10. ^ Namibia’s new Cabinet announced 22 March 2010; The Namibian
  11. ^ Hopwood 2007, Entry for Immanuel Ngatjizeko.
  12. ^ Kuvee Kangueehi, "Cabinet Shake Up", New Era (, April 9, 2008.
  13. ^ Hopwood 2007, Entry for Raphael Dinyando.
  14. ^ Hopwood 2007, Entry for Kazenambo Kazenambo.
  15. ^ "Stefanus Mogotsi nimmt Kapias Stelle ein" [Stefanus Mogotsi takes Kapia's position]. Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). 24 October 2005. 
  16. ^ Hopwood 2007, Entry for Angelika Muharukua.
  17. ^ Background Note: Namibia United States Department of State, update July 2008
  18. ^ Hopwood 2007, Entry for Pohamba Shifeta.