Jane Katjavivi Death – We are extremely devastated to announce the death of Jane Katjavivi, 70, the wife of the Speaker of National Assembly (NA), Peter Katjavivi, who passed away while in a flight on her way home, in the presence of her husband.
The couple was returning from a trip when she passed away. It is still unclear if she was ill at the time.
Jane Katjavivi was a writer, editor and former publisher, with an academic background in African Studies. In 1990, she set up New Namibia Books and for ten years published Namibian writing.
She was a Founding Chairperson of the Association of Namibian Publishers and the Namibia Book Development Council, Southern African Representative on the African Publishers Network (APNET) Board and a member of the African Books Collective Management Committee.
Jane Katjavivi was also the founding Publisher of the University of Namibia (UNAM) Press from 2011 to 2016, which published peer-reviewed books in law, public policy, history and memory politics, language and indigenous knowledg