Windhoek Observer

Ignored schemes are not green

We weary of confetti, ribbon cuttings and glory speeches when promising economic programmes such as the green schemes run by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) under Agribusdev  are launched, and years down the line when positive results were promised, we find the programmes grossly under-funded, poorly staffed, and operating with no momentum for success.

Doctors fleece patients millions

Unsuspecting patients and medical aid funds have been fleeced millions of dollars through over charging and over servicing by Namibian doctors, it has emerged.
Information gathered by the Windhoek Observer revealed that several doctors have been raking in millions of dollars annually through fraudulent claims,

What is the public trust worth?

People must believe that their law makers follow the law, otherwise why should they as ordinary citizens?  The perception of integrity and high standards must come from the very top. 

Debmarine Namibia embraces breakthrough

Debmarine Namibia hosted renowned keynote speaker and strategic thinker Dion Chang at two presentation sessions for employees and external stakeholders.

Sakaria Nghikembua zeroes in on Agribank

The Windhoek Observer (WO) as part of its efforts to get down to the bottom of concerns raised by various farmers over the conduct of Agribank when it comes to handling of loan defaulters and challenges regarding some of its product offering, took time to sit down with the Bank’s CEO, Sakaria Nghikembua (SN) to discuss this and other issues and below is an extract of the wide-ranging interview.

Wholesale, retail sectors contract by 7.2 percent

The wholesale and retail trade sector in the tertiary industry saw an estimated contraction of 7.2 per cent in 2018, compared to 7.9 per cent in 2017.

Three mines to reopen, 700 jobs envisaged

Three mines are expected back into operation this year - creating 700 jobs, the Chamber of Mines of Namibia has announced.

Namibia is angry: Iivula-Ithana

In the midst of an economic crisis that has seen the government unable to meet all its financial obligations and unfavourable climatic conditions, Swapo Parliamentarian Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana has posited that Namibia is an angry country.

Bank Windhoek supports entrepreneurs

Bank Windhoek, in collaboration with Microsoft, hosted 50 local entrepreneurs for a one-day seminar dedicated to knowledge sharing, quality networking and celebrating the spirit of innovation.

Old Mutual gives N$385,000 to emerging farmers

Old Mutual has donated N$385,000 through the Dare to Care Disaster Relief Campaign to drought-stricken farmers.


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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