Dr. Zephania Kameeta studio visit

Social Design Studio

It is a great honour for the University of Applied Arts Vienna to welcome Bishop Kameeta, Namibian Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare

Dr. Zephania Kameeta

Photo: LWF/C. Kästner


Hon. Bishop (Emeritus) Dr. Zephania Kameeta was actively involved in the Namibian liberation struggle, led by the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO). He was a member of the SWAPO party Central Committee and Politburo.

In 1975, he was arrested and detained under the Terrorist Act. When Namibia became independent, he was elected as a SWAPO member of the National Assembly, and became the first Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly.

Between 2008-2010, Hon. Kameeta led the Basic Income Grant Coalition that piloted the World renowned Basic Income Grant at Omitara Village in Namibian Eastern Region of Omaheke. On Heroes' Day in 2014 Hon. Kameeta was conferred the Most Brilliant Order of the Sun, First Class.

Hon. Kameeta is married to Mrs. Elizabeth Kameeta and together they have five children. 

Hon. Bishop (Emeritus) Dr. Zephania Kameeta became the first Minister of the newly created Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, on the dawn of the 21st March 2015; a position he is currently in.


We had the chance to present the Social Design Studio and are very much looking forward to the exchange with Dr. Kameeta.


Social Design Studio
Am Heumarkt 4
1030 Wien