1943 – Born on the 22nd of August in Namibia.
1990 – A member of the National Assembly.
1990-1995 – He was minister of education, sport, and culture.
1995-2005 – He was minister of higher education.
2004 – He was one of three candidates who sought the SWAPO ruling party’s nomination as its presidential candidate in May.
2005 – He is the current Prime Minister of Namibia. He entered into office on the 21st of March, when his appointment was announced by new president Hifikepunye Pohamba during the latter’s inauguration.