Windhoek Observer

Sakaria Nghikembua appointed MMI chair

Agribank CEO, Sakaria Nghikembua has been appointed the new Chairperson of MMI Holdings Namibia with effect from 11 June 2019.

CoW plans to increase parking fees

The City of Windhoek is in the process of implementing a new parking system in the central business district and its parking lots, with drivers expected to pay more to be able to secure parking.

Fuel sales slump impacts MVA Fund revenues

Motor Vehicle Accident Fund of Namibia (MVA Fund) says the decline in fuel sales, due to depressed consumer spending as a result of the depressed economic conditions in the country has impacted on its income.

Strikes will yield dust

The various unions threatening strike actions if they aren’t given salary hikes need to have a dose of cold, wet financial reality thrown in their faces. 

GIPF invests in improved efficiency

The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) says it has embarked on Business Process Improvement (BPI) project, which aims to improve efficiency in its operations.

Debmarine embarks on career outreach programmes

In a move aimed at sensitizing about careers in the marine recovery industry, bursaries and scholarships offered by the Company, Debmarine Namibia stretched the School Outreach programme to the northern regions of Namibia namely: Omusati Region, Ohangwena Region, Kavango West Region, Kavango East Region and Zambezi Region respectively.

Broadway Gold Mining buys more exploration sites

Canadian mining exploration company Broadway Gold Mining has acquired an 85 percent interest in a land package in Namibia covering approximately 56.3km².

Coca Cola invests in solar power system

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) has invested N$5.7 million towards the installation of 1,740 solar panels and nine solar inverters on the roof of the Coca-Cola Namibia Bottling Company (CCNBC), where it will derive nine percent of its factory’s power requirements.

Namibian economy continues to struggle

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the country is battling to identify policies and reforms that can spur the domestic economy.

730 million reasons to rethink the HQ

In the middle of an economic depression, where jobs are being lost left, right and centre, few jobs are on offer in the civil service, kids are dying in shack fires, students aren’t able to have loans for education and anger in the streets is rising, building an ostentatious new SWAPO headquarters (HQ) right now, reportedly with Chinese financial support, is a mistake.


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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