• 20
  • May
Survivors of the Cassinga massacre, who lost family and friends during an airborne attack on a South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) military base in Southern Angola in 1978, have demanded an apology from the South African Government.
  • 20
  • May
The Nekundi-led SWAPO Party Youth League has been accused of violating its own constitution, which states that no member who is 35 years old would be eligible for election into any leadership position.
  • 20
  • May
The Bank of Namibia has given foreign-owned banks until the end of 2019 to comply with requirements that locals should hold at least 25 percent equity in commercial lenders operating in the country.
  • 20
  • May
Public Enterprises Minister, Leon Jooste, this week gave loss-making national carrier, Air Namibia, three years within which to breakeven.
“I want to see Air Namibia reach a breakeven position within three years and I am convinced that this can be done, but I am not convinced that it can be done unless calculated adjustments are made to improve the financial performance of the airline,” he said.
  • 20
  • May
Founding President and Father of the Namibian Nation, Dr Sam Nujoma, has been praised for donating a piece of his private farm towards the building of a clinic, which was handed over to Government last weekend through the Ministry of Health and Social Services.
  • 20
  • May
The Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust (OOCT), in collaboration with Support Ulm e.V., a non-profit organisation based in the German town of Ulm, has furnished Etunda Farm Clinic with locally procured medical equipment valued at N$600,000.
  • 20
  • May
The recently refurbished Van Eck power station is currently running way below capacity, as the national power utility, NamPower, grapples with rising input costs, the Windhoek Observer has established.
  • 20
  • May
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) 12th Assembly, which brought representatives from nearly 100 countries to Namibia last week, came to a successful conclusion on Tuesday, 16 May.  
Government is working on a plan to pump in at least N$300 million into the financially troubled SME Bank, a Treasury source said this week.
“The bank urgently needs the money,” a Treasury source told the Windhoek Observer.
Finance Permanent Secretary, Ericah Shafudah, has hit back at Secretary to Cabinet, George Simataa, for insinuating that she was incompetent over her alleged misconduct regarding the National Oil Storage Facility Tender.
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