Chinese propose nuclear plant

April 28th, 2017
Namibia could soon go nuclear after Swakop Uranium, the owner of the ...

Education ministry delays slow EU funding

April 28th, 2017
The Namibian education sector, currently reeling under budget cuts, ...

Power blackouts feared as Public Procurement Board dilly dallies

April 28th, 2017
The delay to implement the new Public Procurement Act, as the new ...

New tender board embroiled in controversy

April 21st, 2017
The newly-established Central Procurement Board of Namibia is ...

SWAPO hawks circle around Kaura

April 21st, 2017
Kunene Regional Governor Advisor, Katuutire Kaura, has come ...

Geingob off the mark - Kazenambo

April 21st, 2017
Former Cabinet Minister and current SWAPO Party Politburo member, ...

Lawyers on the run

April 13th, 2017
The Guardian Fund, which administers deceased estates on behalf of ...


EVMs take centre stage once again

The Namibia Electoral Commission (ECN) recently held consultations with various political parties to discuss progress made so far on the installation of voter verified paper audit trails (VVPAT) in the Electronic Voting Machines that were first used in the country during the 2014 National Assembly and Presidential elections. The VVPAT is a method of providing feedback to voters using a ‘ballot-less’ voting system.

New NAMAF chief to police medical aid funds

With a ton of knowledge up his sleeve, the newly appointed Namibia Association of Medical Aid Funds (NAMAF) Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Tjiuoro, is ready to restore order within the medical aid industry by weeding out fraudulent activities. The tough talking former police officer, who is a qualified fraud investigator, told the Windhoek Observer that the greatest threat facing the local medical industry at the moment is over-servicing by practitioners.

The edge of poverty

We read with interest a news report about a local famer giving workshops on how to grow and harvest fly larvae. Over 800 people have spent their hard earned money to take these lessons. Some have even sold animals and taken loans to pay for this training.


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