Richard Kamwi Politician

Richard Nchabi Kamwi (born 3 June 1950 in Ioma, Caprivi Region) is a Namibian medical physician and politician. A member of the National Assembly with the South West Africa People's Organization since 1999, Kamwi has been the Minister of Health and Social Services since March 2005. After graduating from the Technikon Mmadikoti in Pietersburg, South Africa in 1980, he became the first black Health Inspector in Katima Mulilo. He was fired from his position in 1984, was arrested for "subversive activities" the next year. Fleeing on foot to Botswana in January 1986, he joined SWAPO's military wing (People's Liberation Army of Namibia) until repatriation in 1989. Kamwi resumed his position of health inspector until joining the National Assembly in 1999. In 2000, President Sam Nujoma appointed him to the post of Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services under Libertine Amathila. Upon the promotion of Minister Amathila to the post of Deputy Prime Minister along with the election of President Hifikepunye Pohamba, Kamwi was appointed to his current position.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 10th, 1950


1. University of Natal Colleges/University

The University of Natal was a university in Natal, and later KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, that is now part of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. It was founded in 1910 as the Natal University College in Pietermaritzburg, and expanded to include a campus in Durban in 1931. In 1947, the university opened a medical school for non-white students in Durban. The Pietermaritzburg campus was known for its agricultural engineering course, hence the nickname 'the farmers' while the Durban campus was known as 'the engineers' as it concentrated on other forms of engineering.

University Road, 4000 - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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People attended University of Natal connected by profession and/or age

b. 1952., Politician
b. 1946., Politician
b. 1948., Politician
b. 1941., Politician
b. 1977., Politician
b. 1935., Politician
b. 1928., Politician
b. 1928., Politician

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Democratic socialism
Social democracy


Official web page

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The SWAPO Party of Namibia, formerly South West Africa People's Organization, is a political party and former national liberation movement in Namibia. It has been the governing party in Namibia since achieving independence in 1990. The party won 75.25% of the popular vote and 54 out of 72 seats in the parliamentary election held in November 2009. Though the organisation rejected the term "South West Africa" and insisted on replacing it with "Namibia", the organisation's own name—derived from the territory's old name—was already too deeply rooted to be changed. However, the original full name is no longer used and only the acronym remains.

Other members

born 1929
born 1943


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