A mind is a terrible

think to waste.

~ Welcome to JP Karuaihe Trust ~


The JP Karuaihe Trust Fund was launched on 25th of March 1999 by his Excellency the father of the Nation and its Patron Dr. Sam Nujoma in Windhoek. It was founded by the late Mrs. Nokokure Karuaihe at the time the widow of Judge Karuaihe as well as his sisters, with the assistance of friends and family.

The first fundraising took place on 22nd July 1999. Since Judge Karuaihe died so early at the age of 39, the Fund was established to immortalize the ideas Judge Karuaihe stood for and to keep his legacy alive.

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TWe urge all Namibians to wear their masks and wash hand/sanitize regularly

Call the emergency Toll Free number for further COVID-19 related queries or if you experience any symptoms on 0800-100-100 or 911

Mission Statement

The Mission of the J P Karuaihe Trust Fund is to facilitate education for Namibians who want to study law, in order to uplift and empower them through the acquisition of knowledge in the Legal Profession and also to assist in realizing the United Nations Millennium Goals as well as Namibia's Vision 2030.

Fund Vision

The vision of the J P Karuaihe Trust Fund is to assist with creating an environment that will promote equal application of and access to justice for Namibians. The legal discipline is critical to the country's development - Hence, the fund is geared towards developing accountable, resourceful and highly productive legal practitioners who will contribute to a sustainable nation-building project in Namibia and be in line with Vision 2030 and the United Nations Millennium Goals.




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Legal Excellence Awards 2018

The 19th Anniversary of the Judge JP Karuaihe Trust and the 12th Annual JPK Trust Legal Excellence Awards took place on Friday, 23 November 2018 at the Safari Court Hotel and Conference Centre.

For the sixth time, the JPK Trust Legal Excellence Awards ceremony took place on the same day and prior to the LSN AGM.

Since the awards are centered around legal practitioners and law students the LSN created an opportunity for its members to be present when future legal practitioners and their peers are awarded for their achievements.

The History

The Law Society’s involvement with the Judge JPK Trust started during 2006 when the trustees of the JPK Trust approached the LSN to assist them in identifying and selecting deserving winners for the ‘legal excellence awards’ thereby acknowledging the dedication, efforts and commitment of legal practitioners who are enhancing and protecting the Rule of Law in Namibia and honouring their social responsibilities.

Legal Excellence Awards

Best Student Awards

The LSN received the names of the best students from the Justice Training Centre and University of Namibia, respectively.

Best JTC Student for 2017

Stefanie K Busch achieved an average of 72% respectively in all 11 subjects.

Ngamane Karuaihe-Upi (Judge JP Karuaihe Trust – Director, on behalf of the JPK Trust, presented Stefanie Busch with the trophy. Meyer van den Berg, on behalf of the LSN, presented Stefanie Busch with a LSN voucher in the amount of N$3,500.00.

Best LLB Final Year Student for 2017

Meyer van den Berg accepted the award, on behalf of Vilho Kadumo Mbangu who achieved an average of 71% in the LLB programme, from Ngamane Karuaihe-Upi.

Legal Excellence Award for Social Responsibility

Many of the LSN members contribute to society but they do not always ‘advertise’ their good deeds.

The LSN thanks them for their contributions to society and trust that the good deeds will continue in future.

Florian Beukes, on behalf of Metcalfe Attorneys accepted the award for Social Responsibility from Ngamane Karuaihe-Upi and Meyer van den Berg.

Legal Excellence Award for Human Rights

No award was handed out this year for Human Rights.


We thank the JPK Trust for joining hands with the LSN to honour the achievements.

The LSN congratulates the JPK Trust with its 19th Anniversary and wishes the JPK Trust much success with their future endeavours. The LSN trusts that their commitment to providing bursaries to deserving candidates to study law and honouring achievements will go from strength to strength and that the LSN and the JPK Trust will have a long and fruitful relationship.

Meyer van den Berg (Chairperson), Saima Nambinga (Vice Chairperson), Umbi Karuaihe-Upi, Ramon Maasdorp, Ngamane Karuaihe-Upi, Florian Beukes (Legal Excellence Award for Social Responsibility).
Absent: Vilho Kadumo Mbangu and Stefanie Busch.