José Benjamim was born in the municipality of Tômbwa, in the province of Namibe, Angola and is an independent researcher in the area of Archeology and Cultural Heritage.
He holds a Master's degree in Prehistoric Archeology and Rock Art from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal (2012-2014).
He holds a degree in Education Sciences (option History), by the Higher Institute of Educational Sciences of Agostinho Neto University, Lubango-Angola (1999-2002).
Between 2006-2008 he was Head of Section of Historical and Cultural Heritage, in the Provincial Department of Culture of Namibe. Between 2008 and 2018 he was Head of Department of Historical and Cultural Heritage, Library, Museum and Religious Affairs, at the Provincial Directorate of Culture of Namibe.
He is a Member of the Citundu-Hulu Commission (which aims to inscribe the Citundu-Hulu Cave Art Complex to the World Heritage category).
He is currently Professor of History at the Teacher Training School - "Magisterium Patrice Lumumba".