Asser Kuveri Kapere
Asser Kuveri Kapere is a Namibia
Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia , is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. It gained independence from South Africa on 21 March...

n politician. He is a member of SWAPO and has been the Chairman of the National Council of Namibia
National Council of Namibia
The National Council of Namibia is the upper chamber of the country's bicameral Parliament.The 26 National Council members are chosen by regional councils, which are directly elected for a term of six-years. Each of the 13 regional councils chooses two of its members to serve on the National Council...

 since December 2004.


Kapere was born in the small town of Omaruru
Omaruru may refer to:* Omaruru, Namibia* Omaruru Constituency* Omaruru River...

 in the Erongo Region
Erongo Region
Erongo is one of the 13 regions of Namibia. It comprises the Swakopmund magisterial district up to the Ugab River and includes Walvis Bay, Omaruru and Karibib magisterial districts. This region is named after Erongo mountain, a well known landmark in Namibia and in this area...

 of Namibia. He worked as a teacher at St. Theresa Secondary School in Tses
Tses is a village in Karas Region, Namibia with a population of approximately 1000; probably 1000 more live in the surrounding semi-desert farming hinterland. It is situated one kilometre off the main B1 highway from Windhoek to Cape Town and Johannesburg, opposite the turning to Berseba and...

 from 1974 to 1975 and joined SWAPO in 1975. He was Chairperson of SWAPO's Arandis
Arandis may refer to:* Arandis Constituency* Arandis, Namibia a town* Ourique, Portugal, formerly Arandis...

 Branch from 1980 to 1982 and SWAPO's Chairperson for the Western Region from 1983 to 1990. He also became a member of the SWAPO Regional Executive Committee for Erongo Region in 1983 and was President of the Mineworkers Union of Namibia
Mineworkers Union of Namibia
Mineworkers Union of Namibia is one of the most powerful of Namibia's trade unions. It plays a leading public role in the Namibian political space and is an ally of the ruling South West Africa People's Organization government.-Strikes:...

 from 1987 to 1991.

He has served in several political positions and offices in Namibia following independence, including Commissioner of the Western Region (1990–1992) and Governor
A governor is a governing official, usually the executive of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the head of state...

 of the Erongo Region (1992–1999); he has also been the Regional Councillor for the Arandis Constituency
Arandis Constituency
Arandis is a constituency in Erongo Region, Namibia. It had a population is 7,477 in 2004. It includes the towns of Arandis and Henties Bay. Asser Kuveri Kapere, Chairman of the National Council of Namibia beginning in December 2004, has represented since the constituency's founding in...

 since 1992. He became Vice-President of the Association of Regional Councils (ARC) in 1997, then President of ARC in 1999. He was first elected to the National Council as a member from Erongo Region in 1999, and he subsequently served in the Cabinet as Deputy Minister for Works, Transport and Communication from 2002 to 2004. He then became Chairman of the National Council on December 16, 2004.

Asser Kapere was first elected to the SWAPO Central Committee
Central Committee
Central Committee was the common designation of a standing administrative body of communist parties, analogous to a board of directors, whether ruling or non-ruling in the twentieth century and of the surviving, mostly Trotskyist, states in the early twenty first. In such party organizations the...

in 1997. He is a board member of the Democracy Support Center that was formed in July 2006. At the November 2007 SWAPO Party Congress, Kapere was re-elected as a member of the Politburo.
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