Windhoek Observer

Strikes and food prices

The sudden rise in labour unrest in recent months has left many of us perplexed and scratching our heads wondering what the reasons behind it might be.

Booysen burial set

Melanie Booysen who died after her boyfriend Jeffrey Barman cut her throat with a broken glass at their daughter’s birthday party last Saturday will be laid to rest tomorrow (Saturday) morning at the Pioneerspark Cemetery.

Salt Essential IT firmly based in Cloud

THERE are several definitions to Cloud computing (also referred to as cloud or cloud services) but irrespective of that, there are several characteristics that one can consider universal to the concept, some of which are:

Gloomy HIV/Aids outlook

When Frankie Fredericks won four silver medals at two Olympics, Michelle McLean won the Miss Universe crown and Johanna Benson won gold at the Paralympics it filled us with pride.

DBN Acting CEO looks at the future

THE Board of the DBN has appointed Martin Inkumbi Acting Chief Executive Officer of the bank with effect from January 2013, until the bank makes a permanent appointment.

Theatre and film awards weeks away

SOUTH African award winning actor and director, Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, best known for his role as Archie Moroka in the soapie ‘Generations’, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Namibian Theatre and Film awards.

Government demeans teachers

The Government has apparently now agreed to offer all public servants, including striking teachers, an across-the-board 8 percent salary increase.

AMC workers finger management

DISGRUNTLED employees at the local diamond polishing company AMC-Gemxcel have lashed out at the company’s management labelling them as the culprits behind the diamond theft syndicate at the company.

Presidency motivates for Nujoma

THE Presidency of the Swapo Party has scored another “first” by seeking approval of the Central Committee to honour Founding President Dr Sam Nujoma by bestowing on him lifetime membership of the Central Committee as well as the Politburo.

Shishani appears at intimate gathering

THE winner of the Last Band Standing 2012, singer-songwriter Shishani of half-Belgian, half-Namibian descent, is back in Namibia for a brief but high profile appearance at the Windhoek Jazz Festival.


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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