Gaob ǁGaroëb bags honorary degree
Unam vice chancellor Kenneth Matengu said ǁGaroëb has always been known for the acquiring of knowledge.
"To further his studies, in 1966, he applied to study medicine at the University College of Zululand in South Africa.
“Due to financial challenges and family obligations, the young ǁGaroëb returned to Namibia and became a teacher," he said.
Despite several challenges, he studied towards an LLB degree through the University of South Africa (Unisa) between 1968 and 1972. Upon completion, he became a magistrate.
Matengu applauded ǁGaroëb for preserving culture for the benefit of the present and future generations.
"He has been a strong proponent of the preservation of the Damara culture and heritage.
“The continued promotion and preservation of the Damara culture were reignited and promoted by Gaob ǁGaroëb through the continued celebrations of the annual traditional festivals known as the Gaob Fees since 1976," he said.