Nora Schimming-Chase

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Nora Schimming-Chase (1 December 1940 – 13 March 2018) was a Namibian politician. A member of the Congress of Democrats, Schimming-Chase has been a member of the National Assembly of Namibia from 2000 to her death in 2018. Prior to joining the NA with the opposition CoD, Schimming-Chase was a long time diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was a teacher and the South West African National Union representative in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 1974 to 1978. She was Namibia's ambassador to Germany from 1992 to 1996 and Austria from 1994 to 1996.[1]

Recognition[edit]

Schimming-Chase was awarded the Most Distinguished Order of Namibia: First Class on Heroes' Day 2014.[2]

Personal[edit]

Schimming-Chase was the daughter of Otto Schimming, the first Black teacher in Namibia and early independence activist.[3]

Death[edit]

The former CoD parliamentarian Nora Schimming-Chase died on 13 March 2018. It was announced by President Hage Geingob announced on his Twitter account. Schimming-Chase was a struggle veteran and served as Namibia's ambassador to Germany from 1992 to 1996 and Austria from 1994 to 1996. She was also the Swanu representative in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 1974 to 1978 [4].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nora Schimming-Chase from the Namibia Institute for Democracy
  2. ^ "Namibians honoured by President". New Era. 28 August 2014.
  3. ^ Otto Schimming: A self-made man (1908 to 2005) New Era, 22 October 2010
  4. ^ Nora-Schimming-Chase is no more