Namibia National Students Organisation (NANSO)

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The Namibia National Students Organisation (NANSO) is a student organisation which advocates for educational reforms for Namibian students. It was formed in 1984, four years before Namibia's independence as a means of providing equal opportunities for Namibian students who were excluded by Apartheid rule rules. [1][2][3][4]

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

Student Representation[change | change source]

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.[5]

NANSO students sing protest songs in 1988

Notable Former Leaders[change | change source]

Name Position Previously Held
Peya Mushelenga - current Namibian cabinet minister[6][7] Secretary General
Wilhelem Wilhelem[4] President 2015 - 2017
Stanley Kavetu[8] - Admitted high Court of Namibia legal practitioner Vice President 2015 - 2017
Dimbulukweni Nauyoma - Co-Founder of the Affirmative Repositioning Movement Secretary General 2015 - 2017
Sharonice Busch Secretary General 2013 - 2015
Vincent Shimwitwikeni - Namibian academic Spokesperson
Herman Walter Rutz Treasurer
Bernadus Swaatbooi 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)[change | change source]

NANSO Khomas Region Leadership
Simon Amunime[9] Chairperson
Shoki Kandjimi Vice Chairperson
Ngolo Sheya Secretary General

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