Windhoek Observer

Medical aid funds record surplus

The medical aid fund industry reported a net surplus in 2017 and remained well capitalised, the 2017 Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (Namfisa) annual report has revealed.

The yummy quality of corn

On a warm summer’s evening, nothing beats the first crunchy bite of corn on the cob (otherwise called ‘maize’), smothered in melting butter and lightly salted.
President Hage Geingob has urged the Indonesian business community to consider investing in Namibia because of its strategic location as a gateway to the southern African market.
Vice President Nangolo Mbumba is today expected to officiate at a ceremony to honour those killed during the 1904-1908 genocide by the German colonial government

Stagnation is strangling Namibia

We are very concerned that Namibia’s deep well of new and innovative ideas to extricate the country from its current financial morass, uplift the people, and project an international image of an energetic country for the 21st century, is bone dry. 

Crushing mahangu for profit

Taking action and being able to commit and persevere no matter the circumstances, is one of the most important attributes of an entrepreneur. It is a mind-set that requires grit and discipline.

Netball Namibia hosts Debmarine championship

The second edition of the Debmarine Senior Regional Netball Championships will take place this weekend at the Tamariskia Sports Grounds in Swakopmund.

Applause for heroes

August 26th is Heroes’ Day in Namibia.  It is a national holiday and a major one.  Along with National Day, this holiday should be a moment to pause, stop all complaints for a minute and think about what is going RIGHT in Namibia and celebrate those who fought to make that happen.

Debmarine Namibia donates to intermediate hospital

Debmarine Namibia recently donated portable wheeled bins, refuse bags, water and t-shirts towards the cleaning campaign of the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital to the value of N$140,000.

How to save when you live alone

Living alone can be both an exciting journey and a challenging one. It gives you a sense of freedom, where you are the sole ruler of your domain, yet it is considered to be more expensive when compared with sharing with someone.


The Windhoek Observer is an English-language weekly newspaper, published in Namibia by Paragon Investment Holding. It is the country's oldest and largest circulating weekly.

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