Hon. Emma Theofelus, Africa’s youngest appointed Deputy Minister. On 22 March 2020, at age 23, she was sworn in as Namibia’s Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology.
Hon. Theofelus is a Lawyer and Social Justice Advocate with a demonstrated track record of working in the legal services and advocacy industry.
She is also considered as one of Africa’s youngest Member of Parliament (MP). Before her life-changing appointment, she was employed as a legal officer in the Ministry of Justice where she dealt with drafting human rights reports as well as implementing the human rights strategy of the nation, among others.
She has also worked with various youth groups, such as Global Shapers Windhoek.
She shone in those ranks and her effort appear to have earned her a spot in the nation’s parliament.
She holds an LLB (Honours) in Law from the University of Namibia, a Diploma in Business Management from Amity University and a Diploma in Afrikan Feminism and Gender Studies from the University of South Africa.
As a teenager, she has served in various positions including – Deputy Speaker of the Children’s Parliament of Namibia.
Celebrate her greatness!