Windhoek Observer

Cabinet praise must fit the outcomes

We are vexed by an end-of-year cabinet meeting that uses descriptive adjectives like “ethical” and “integrity” attached to the activities and performance outcomes of some cabinet members in this recession-battered year of 2018.  We find some words used in the president’s statement to be off the mark. 

Standard Bank clients get VIP treatment at 850 airports

Standard Bank Namibia together with Partner MasterCard on Thursday launched the Lounge Key programme, which allows the bank’s Private Banking and Prestige Banking customers, free access to about 850 VIP lounges at international airports across the world, including Eros Airport.

Comsar Properties partners Habitas to build deluxe hotel

Global hospitality group, Habitas, has announced that its newest hotel, Habitas Namibia, is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2019.

Geingob opens Peugot-Opel Assembly plant

President Hage Geingob officially opened the Peugeot-Opel Assembly Plant in Walvis Bay on Wednesday.

Foreign reserves decline to N$31 billion in October

The stock of international reserves held by the Bank of Namibia declined both on a monthly and annual basis, at the end of October, according to the latest Bank of Namibia (BoN) money statistics.

Chinese deal best option for Rössing – MD

The Windhoek Observer’s Chamwe Kaira (CK) asked Rössing Uranium’s new MD Richard Storrie (RS) about his appointment and the announcement by long term majority shareholder, Rio Tinto, to sell its stake to China National Uranium Corporation (CNUC) barely two months after Storrie joined the company.

What’s hot and what’s not?

Each week, the Windhoek Observer’s entertainment crew takes an insightful, yet amusing look at the performance and arts industry, lifestyle and fashion happenings in Windhoek and across the world, and judges whether they are hot or not.

Rinelda’s Diary: Let’s participate in cover versions

“Is it bad to perform covers of songs?” I have been asked this question many times before. I do enjoy covers of songs now and then. For me it is all about the art, the interpretation, and the delivery.

Namibia must act instead of react

The decision by Rio Tinto to sell its 68 percent stake in Rössing Uranium to China National Uranium Corporation (CNUC) is yet another example of how Namibian governments over the years,

Bel Esprit Hospital offers world-class mental health services

As mental health becomes big issue in the country, Charine Glen-Spyron (CGS) the founding CEO Bel Esprit says her desire to offer world class services in Namibia was instrumental in the setting up of the facility. 


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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