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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of Namibia – Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah

Due to South Africa’s nationwide lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, this week we will be running a re-broadcast of our previous show with Ms Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah who is the Deputy Prime Minister of Namibia, as well as the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of Namibia, and Vice-President of Namibia’s ruling party SWAPO. We retrace some of the steps in her enduring political career. We discuss the liberation movement in Namibia and its strategic focus areas post independence, on education, health, housing and agriculture. The Deputy Prime Minister shares some of the inroads that Namibia has made regarding women’s rights and their empowerment, including the national gender policy, pay parity and holding leadership positions across the public and private spectrum. We remark on the need to change stereotypical attitudes about gender roles to alter perceptions of women’s capabilities. The Deputy Prime Minister reminds us that the future is female. Tune in for more…

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