|Minister of Presidential Affairs|
February 2018 – February 2018
|Preceded by||Frans Kapofi|
|Succeeded by||Martin Andjaba|
|Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development|
March 2015 – February 2018
|Preceded by||Calle Schlettwein|
|Succeeded by||Tjekero Tweya|
|Minister of Safety and Security|
December 2012 – March 2015
|Preceded by||Nangolo Mbumba|
|Succeeded by||Charles Namoloh|
|Minister of Labour and Social Welfare|
2008 – December 2012
|Succeeded by||Doreen Sioka|
|Minister of Trade and Industry|
March 2005 – 2008
|Director-General of the National Planning Commission|
2003 – March 2012
|Preceded by||Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila|
|Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy|
March 2000 – March 2005
|Succeeded by||Doreen Sioka|
|Born||30 May 1952|
Otjohorongo, South West Africa
|Alma mater||University of Fort Hare|
Early life and educationEdit
Immanuel Ngatjizeko was born in Otjohorongo, a village near Omaruru in Namibia's central Erongo Region. He attended the Augustineum Secondary School in Windhoek and then went to study at Fort Hare in South Africa. He graduated with a Diploma in Commerce and Administration in 1976.
After his return to South West Africa he worked at the Council of Churches in Namibia until 1994, heading its Finance Department. He then started working full time for SWAPO, first as Managing Director of its investment company Zebra Holdings, and from 1997 as party Secretary for Finance.
Ngatjizeko was a SWAPO party organiser since 1978. He served on the Internal National Executive Committee before Namibian independence. He was elected to SWAPO's Central Committee in 1991, and to the politburo in 2007. 
Ngatjizeko has been a member of Parliament since 2000, and member of the Cabinet since 2003 when he was appointed Director-General of the National Planning Commission, a position equivalent to that of a minister. From 2000 to 2005 he also served as Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy. In the 2005–2010 Cabinet Ngatjizeko was first Minister of Trade and Industry and from 2008 Minister of Labour and Social Welfare. In the 2010–2015 Cabinet he served as Minister of Labour and Social Welfare until 2012, and as Minister of Safety and Security for the remainder of the legislative period.
Under President Hage Geingob, Ngatjizeko was moved to the post of Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development in March 2015. In a Cabinet reshuffle in February 2018 he became Minister of Presidential Affairs but resigned shortly thereafter and retired due to health issues.
Awards and recognitionEdit
- "Your MP: Immanuel Ngatjizeko (Swapo)". New Era. 2 June 2016.
- Profile Archived 17 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine from the Namibia Institute for Democracy, 2007
- Interview World Investment News, 19 February 2006
- "Geingob announces Cabinet", The Namibian, 20 March 2015.
- Matthys, Donald (8 February 2018). "President reshuffles Cabinet—Vice President relieved of duties". Namibia Economist.
- "Andjaba appointed presidential affairs minister". New Era. 5 April 2019.
- "Namibians honoured by President". New Era. 28 August 2014.