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Ovaherero Genocide Foundation

Inclusivity and honesty in all Talks with Germany: “Germany knows who the children of the victims of her murderous policies a century back are and indeed currently where they live, she must therefore soonest cease with her gimmicks of wasting resources on engaging distant and unaffected parties in her so-called genocide negotiations AND in earnest directly engage Ovaherero and Nama leadership to find permanent closure to the horrific chapter of her disastrous colonial expedition South-West Africa which can only be effected through genuine and faithful accession to a legal agreement on reparation settlement, commensurate with her crimes and negotiated only with legitimate Ovaherero and Nama representatives. It is only a fallacy that a settlement for genocide crimes meted out against ethnic groupings in pre-modern southern African states times, can be arrived at without their bonafide voices and settled only with the state of Namibia. Whilst the state of Namibia, as home to the largest share of descendants of victim’s communities remains a key stakeholder in the discussion with the German state, it cannot wholly appropriate the campaign onto itself and preferred splinter Ovaherero and Nama groupings who in the main are extremely under-representative of the broader affected communities and are fully-absorbed into the government structure and as such enjoys no latitude and or leeway to independently speak for the aspirations of our communities. Equally, the “globalization” of descendants of that war principally implies that Ovaherero and Nama people are today global communities transcending territorial boundaries and thus no single state can rationally claim monopoly and full representation over them. Accordingly therefore, only their own leadership can fully and aptly articulate their interests now resident across multiple nation-states and thus any discussion about them is only adequately crafted to the extend it incorporates genuine representative voices from them !!!” Nandiuasora Mazeingo, OGF Chairperson, April, 2021

Sub-Committee on Archiving & Documentation

About Us

What We Do

  • Led by a Chairperson reporting directly to the OGF Chairperson and working directly with that Office and all its support wings, this Sub-Committee shall for purposes of preserving and efficiently managing existing genocide literature, materials and other significant objects, establish a documentation data-base and archiving system platform. Where possible and appropriate this sub-committee shall initiate measures to protect and control the use and distribution of such materials deemed essential and central to OvaHerero culture, language, art, society and history.


  • This Subcommittee shall for purposes of preserving undocumented Herero accounts of the genocide war and before endeavor to reach all custodians of such valuable accounts so as to document them through writing, recording and work towards a consolidated accounts publication. This organic Herero account is particularly enriching in terms of the value it brings to the Genocide history memorial as told from the perspective of those who lived it and not by-standers and on-lookers as is often the case with the “Blue Book” and many other third-party accounts.