Past Event

Namibia: an African success story with Judge Hosea Angula

February 14, 2020
12:10 PM - 1:40 PM
International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 Room 1201
The answer lies in it being known as the ‘Land of Braves’. Namibia is known for freedom of the press (number one in Africa); has sound governance; an independent judiciary; respect for the rule of law; respect and protection of its environment; low crime rate; modern infrastructure; rich in minerals; stunning landscape; and a highly educated young population (with a third of its budget focused on education). Namibia has focused on the basics and the foundational elements of development: education, health, infrastructure and governance. Judge Angula is the first black law school graduate from Namibia (formerly South West Africa). He achieved this during Namibia’s struggle for independence and freedom from apartheid. The talk will be moderated by Professor Jenik Radon. *************************************** Justice Angula is currently the Deputy Judge President of the High Court of Namibia and an acting judge of the Supreme Court of Namibia. Prior to his appointment, Justice Angula has served as an Acting Judge of the High Court over varying time periods ranging from three to six months since 1996 until his permanent appointment in 2016. During his career as a legal practitioner, Justice Angula has served on a number of boards of companies involved in diversity of sectors such as mining, financial, telecommunication, postal services, water and water resources, through which he accumulated a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience in both commercial and corporate legal related matters. Justice Angula also participates in civic and charitable activities such as chairing the Council for the Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia as well as the Automobile Association of Namibia for many years. Justice Angula was vice-president of the law firm of Lorentz Angula Incorporated since March 2006 to until his appointment as Deputy - Judge President of the High Court and before that he has been one of the senior partners in Lorentz & Bone, the predecessor of Lorentz Angula Inc. He has practised for 31 years and specialised as a commercial law advisor. Justice Angula graduated from the University of the North (now University of Limpompo) in 1983 with a B. Proc degree.

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