Hendrina Afrikaner grew up in Hoachanas and Okahandja where she attended the Augustineum. She worked as a nurse when she was in her twenties. After Namibian independence she joined the Ministries of Education, and of Gender Equality and Child Welfare.
She became chief of the Afrikaner clan in 2004 and occupied that position until her death. Hendrina Afrikaner died on 19 August 2011 in a car accident between Keetmanshoop and Tses, and was buried next to Jan Jonker Afrikaner in Okahandja.
- Sasman, Catherine (5 September 2011). "Hendrina Martha Afrikaner laid to rest". The Namibian.
- Eduard Afrikaner elected chief of /Hoa /Aran //Aixa //Aes, Namibia News Agency, 25 July 2016
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