List of Famous people born in Namibia

Julius Indongo

First Name Julius
Last Name Indongo
Born on February 12, 1983 (age 40)
Height 179 cm | 5'10

Julius Munyelele Indongo is a Namibian professional boxer. He is a former unified light-welterweight world champion, having held the WBA (Unified), IBF, and IBO titles between 2016 and 2017. As an amateur, Indongo represented Namibia at the 2008 Olympics, reaching the first round of the lightweight bracket.

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Jacques Burger

First Name Jacques
Last Name Burger
Born on July 29, 1983 (age 39)

Jacques Burger is a retired Namibian rugby union loose forward who finished his career at Saracens in the Aviva Premiership.

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Byron McGuigan

First Name Byron
Last Name McGuigan
Born on August 20, 1989 (age 33)

Byron McGuigan is a rugby union outside centre or wing for Scotland in international rugby and for Sale Sharks in the English Premiership. He was born in Walvis Bay – then a South African exclave, but part of modern-day Namibia – and grew up in Cape Town, where he came through the Western Province academy before his first taste of first class rugby with the Border Bulldogs in 2010 and 2011. After a short spell with the Scotland Sevens team, he returned to fifteens rugby, playing for Glasgow Warriors, Bay of Plenty, Exeter Chiefs and Sale Sharks, culminating in a call-up to Scotland in 2017.

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Tippi Degré

First Name Tippi
Born on June 4, 1990 (age 32)

Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degré is a French woman best known for spending her youth in Namibia among wild animals and tribes people. In 1997, she was the protagonist of Le Monde selon Tippi, filmed in Namibia and Botswana. When she was 10, Tippi wrote Tippi My Book of Africa. In 2002–03, she was the presenter of Around the World with Tippi, six wildlife and environmental TV documentaries.

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Beatrice Masilingi

First Name Beatrice
Last Name Masilingi
Born on April 10, 2003 (age 19)

Beatrice Masilingi is a Namibian athlete sprinter. In April 2021, she ran 49.53 sec in the 400 metres, an unofficial third-fastest world under-20 time in history.

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Vekuii Rukoro

First Name Vekuii
Born on November 11, 1954
Died on June 18, 2021 (aged 66)

Vekuii Reinhard Rukoro was a Namibian lawyer, businessman, and Paramount Chief of the Herero people. He also served in Namibia's Parliament from 1989 to 2000 and, in Cabinet, as Attorney General of Namibia from 1995 to 2000. Rukoro died on 18 June 2021 of COVID-19.

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Manfred Starke

First Name Manfred
Last Name Starke
Born on February 21, 1991 (age 32)

Manfred Starke is a Namibian professional footballer who plays for FSV Zwickau as an attacking midfielder. He also holds German citizenship.

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Sam Nujoma

First Name Sam
Last Name Nujoma
Born on May 12, 1929 (age 93)

Samuel Shafiishuna Daniel Nujoma, is a Namibian revolutionary, anti-apartheid activist and politician who served three terms as the first President of Namibia, from 1990 to 2005. Nujoma was a founding member and the first president of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) in 1960. Prior to 1960, SWAPO was known as the Ovambo People's Organisation (OPO). He played an important role as leader of the national liberation movement in campaigning for Namibia's political independence from South African rule. He established the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) in 1962 and launched a guerrilla war against the apartheid government of South Africa in August 1966 at Omungulugwombashe, beginning after the United Nations withdrew the mandate for South Africa to govern the territory. Nujoma led SWAPO during the lengthy Namibian War of Independence, which lasted from 1966 to 1989.

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Born on October 5, 1983 (age 39)

EES is the stage name of Eric Sell a German Namibian Kwaito artist and rapper.

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Pieter-Jan van Lill

First Name Pieter-Jan
Born on December 4, 1983 (age 39)

Pieter-Jan van Lill is a Namibian rugby union player. Van Lill was on the Namibian squads for the 2011, 2015 & 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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Sandra Starke

First Name Sandra
Last Name Starke
Born on July 31, 1993 (age 29)

Sandra Starke is a Namibian-born German footballer who plays as a forward for Frauen-Bundesliga club SC Freiburg and the Germany women's national team.

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Marco Hausiku

First Name Marco
Last Name Hausiku
Born on November 25, 1953
Died on August 26, 2021 (aged 67)
Born in Namibia

Marco Mukoso Hausiku is a Namibian politician who was Deputy Prime Minister of Namibia from 2010 to 2015. Previously he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2004 to 2010. In 2017 he was elected Deputy Secretary-General of the Swapo Party at the party's 6th Congress.

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Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt

First Name Shiloh
Born on May 27, 2006 (age 16)

Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards, she has been named Hollywood's highest-paid actress multiple times.

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Leonie Charlotte von Hase

First Name Leonie
Born on January 1, 1984 (age 39)
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Libertine Amathila

First Name Libertine
Born on December 10, 1940 (age 82)

Libertina Inaviposa Amathila is a Namibian physician and politician. She was the Deputy Prime Minister of Namibia from 2005 to 2010.

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Hage Gottfried Geingob

First Name Hage
Last Name Geingob
Born on August 3, 1941 (age 81)

Hage Gottfried Geingob is the third and current president of Namibia, in office since 21 March 2015. Geingob was the first Prime Minister of Namibia from 21 March 1990 to 28 August 2002, and served as Prime Minister again from 4 December 2012 to 21 March 2015. Between 2008 and 2012 Geingob served as Minister of Trade and Industry. He is also the current president of the ruling SWAPO Party since his election to the position in November 2017.

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Saara Kuugongelwa

First Name Saara
Born on October 12, 1967 (age 55)

Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila is the current Prime Minister of Namibia, in office since 21 March 2015. Kuugongelwa-Amadhila is a member of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO). She has been a member of the National Assembly of Namibia since 1995 and served as Minister of Finance from 2003 to 2015. She is the first woman to serve as Prime Minister of Namibia.

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Dan Craven

First Name Dan
Last Name Craven
Born on February 1, 1983 (age 40)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Dan Craven is a Namibian racing cyclist, who last rode for Namibian amateur team NCCS Cycling Team. He is the grandson of Danie Craven, the South African rugby union icon.

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Anoeschka von Meck

First Name Anoeschka
Born on February 28, 1967 (age 56)

Anoeschka von Meck is a Namibian author who writes in the Afrikaans language.

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Werner Schulz

First Name Werner
Last Name Schulz
Born on June 22, 1913
Died on May 3, 1947 (aged 33)

Werner Schulz was a German international footballer.

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