|Ui/o/oo, Royal - Swapo|
|Born in 1966, Royal /Ui/o/oo was the youngest MP on the Swapo benches and only member of the San community in the National Assembly (NA) between 2000-2005.
President Sam Nujoma nominated him as an additional member of the Swapo Central Committee in September 2002. In 2004 he was number 43 on the Swapo party list for the NA elections.
Before entering parliament he worked for the Nyae-Nyae Development Foundation, which supports San communities in the Otjozondjupa region and as a teacher at Tsumkwe. He has co-authored published work on the Ju/’hoansi San community with renowned anthropologist Megan Biesele, including an essay in the Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Hunters and Gatherers (1999).
He caused some consternation in the NA in 2002 when he claimed that a woman’s choice of clothing could promote domestic violence. He argued that “civilisation and new lifestyles of fashion” led to men attacking women (The Namibian, November 27 2002).
In 2004 he took the exceptional route of writing to President Sam Nujoma to accuse a fellow Swapo MP, Ella-Ndatega Kamanya, of denying margninalised communities in the Otjozondjupa region their rightful income from a fishing company.
He was a member of the SADC Parliamentary Forum Observer Mission that monitored the Tanzanian presidential and parliamentary polls in 2000.
|Born on September 30 1966 at Tjum!kui (Tsumkwe) in the Otjozondjupa region.|
|Currently enrolled for National Diploma in Law with Unisa, South Africa. Matriculation, Namibia College of Open Learning (2000). Primary and secondary education in Botswana, obtained Standard 8 Certificate.|
|Member of the National Assembly since 2000. Worked for Nyae-Naye Development Foundation of Namibia Village Schools Project (1996-97). Literacy teacher/Assistant teacher trainer (1996-97). Senior traditional officer for the Ju/'hoan Traditional Authority (1995-99). Teacher at Tsumkwe Junior Secondary and Aasvoelnes schools (1991-1996).|
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