The Forum of German-speaking Namibians, motivated by their civil responsibility, their love for and loyalty to Namibia, and being an integral part of the multicultural, multilingual Namibian society, commits itself to participate in an effective and meaningful way in the public life in Namibia and thereby contribute to the well-being of the country and all its peoples.


The Forum shall strive towards achieving mutual acceptance, understanding and trust among members of the German-speaking community as well as with  the other language, cultural and interest groups in Namibia by means of regular meetings, communication and dialogue, with the aim of promoting and consolidating national unity, integration and peaceful co-existence in the country.


  1. The Forum shall regularly encourage discussion of current issues related to political, social,economic, cultural or other spheres of relevance and may issue public statements in this regard.
  2. The Forum shall engage itself for the just and sustainable social and economic developmentof Namibia whereby it shall avail itself, if possible, of expertise in the fields of education, culture, the judiciary, politics and commerce in order to promote the rule of law and longlasting social and economic development in Namibia.
  3. The Forum shall contribute towards promoting Namibia as an attractive business location andmay – should the occasion arise – act as mediator between local and foreign enterprises and institutions.
  4. The Forum shall stand for equal human rights for all Namibians in all spheres of life, asentrenched as ‘Basic Human Rights and Freedoms’ in the Namibian Constitution.
  5. The Forum shall represent its interests and concerns towards the media, public bodies andinstitutions as well as other interest groups in accordance with the spirit of these aims and objectives.

Our management committee

Harald Hecht
Email FORUM Chairperson
Benita Herma
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Raimar von Hase
Public Relations
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Monica Nambelela
Youth and Women Affairs
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Carola von Blottnitz
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Harry Schneider-Waterberg
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Monika von Wietersheim
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The Forum of German-speaking Namibians shall include all German-speakers with Namibian citizenship, irrespective of their ethnic background, as well as German speakers of other nationalities, who have chosen Namibia as their permanent domicile.

Current affairs


FORUM: Goal, aims & membership
PDF | Date: Aug 2021

Constitution of the FORUM
PDF | Date: Oct 2021