|Mogotsi, Steve Orateng - Swapo|
|Steve Mogotsi is a former featherweight boxing champion who won the Kalahari constituency for Swapo in the 2004 Regional Council elections, after the seat had previously been held by the DTA since 1992. Mogotsi joined Swapo in 1978 when he was a student at St Joseph’s High School at Döbra, where many Swapo activists were educated. He became more politically involved when he started working at Consolidated Diamond Mines (CDM) at Oranjemund and later became a shop steward for the Mineworkers Union of Namibia. Mogotsi moved to the Omaheke region in 1994 to take up full-time commercial farming and work as a building contractor. He continued his political work for Swapo in the Kalahari constituency. He contested the seat for Swapo in the 1998 Regional Council elections, but lost out to the DTA. He was more successful six years later and the Omaheke Regional Council then chose him to represent the region in the National Council (NC). In October 2005, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Works, Transport and Communication following the resignation of Paulus Kapia in the wake of the Avid Investment Scandal.
Mogotsi was the head of the Namibia Amateur Boxing Federation’s Judges and Referees Commission from 1994 to 1998. He is a member of the NC’s Standing Committee on Regional Development and Reports. According to the NC’s Register of Members’ Interests, Mogotsi owns MO Kooper Building Construction and Farm Tu-Tabis 364
|Born on December 26 1961 at Aminuis in the Omaheke region.|
|Grade 12 via distance education (1981). Grade 10, St Joseph’s High School, Döbra (1979).|
|Member of the National Council and Regional Councillor for the Kalahari constituency since 2004. Building contractor (1994-2004). Commercial farmer in the Omaheke region (1994-2004). Worked at CDM, Oranjemund (1987-94). Worked for South African Railways in Windhoek (1979-87).|
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