Namibia National Students Organisation

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Namibia National Students Organisation
Founded atWindhoek
TypeStudent Movement
HeadquartersWindhoek, Namibia
Oshana, Oshakati, Ohangwena, Kavango West, Kavango East, Zambezi, Hardap, Erongo and Kunene
ServicesRepresenting Namibian students
Ester Simon
Vice President
Benhard kavau
Secretary General
Simon Taapopi

The Namibia National Students Organisation (NANSO) was founded in July 1984 as a non-racial, democratic and independent student organisation. Since its formation, the organisation has been organising from the basic understanding that there is a need for students, together with other strata of our society, to make education respond to the needs of the country and its people. In as such the formation of NANSO was a necessary development in the struggle of the Namibian people against colonialism and foreign domination. Over the years NANSO has succeeded in organising, mobilising and uniting Namibian students so as to develop an awareness of national identity and unity of purpose.[1]

Student Representation[edit]

NANSO has been representing Namibian students nationally since its inception in 1984. In 2016, the student organisation organised mass movements of Namibian students to demand free registration fees at the country's two major universities.[2]

NANSO students sing protest songs in 1988

Notable Former Leaders[edit]

Name Position Previously Held
Peya Mushelenga - current Namibian cabinet minister[3][4] Secretary General
Wilhelem Wilhelem[5] President 2015 - 2017
Stanley Kavetu[6] - Admitted high Court of Namibia legal practitioner Vice President 2015 - 2017
Dimbulukeni Nauyoma - Co-Founder of the Affirmative Repositioning Secretary General 2015 - 2017
Sharonice Busch Secretary General 2013 - 2015
Vincent Shimwitwikeni - Namibian academic Spokesperson
Bernadus Swartbooi leader of the Landless People's Movement Former Leader
Pohamba Shifeta - Current Namibian minister Former Leader
Joseph Diescho - Namibian Professor Former Leader

Regional Leadership (Khomas)[edit]

NANSO Khomas Region Leadership
Simon Amunime[7] Chairperson

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ NANSO to continue campaigning against education injustice
  3. ^ Peya Mushelenga: Student activist, politician (1975 …) | New Era Newspaper Namibia
  4. ^ From a village-boy to a minister- Peya Mushelenga
  5. ^ | Meet Nanso President Wilhelem Wilhelem
  6. ^ Nanso counters Govt on free tertiary education | ThePatriot
  7. ^ Lela Mobile Online - Nanso to occupy NSFAF headquarters