Windhoek Observer

Mines and Energy Minister, Tom Alweendo, announced this week that fuel prices for the month of February will remain unchanged.

Poverty ministry plans to expand social grants

Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, Zephania Kameeta, says plans are in the pipeline to expand social protection systems in the new financial year by targeting vulnerable groups such as women and children with the envisaged introduction of the Basic Income Grant (BIG).
The IJG Business Climate Monitor (BCM) Index declined for a sixth consecutive month in October, sliding by 1.2 points to 51.21.
Standard Bank is working on a number of banking products, facilities that would help deepen trade ties between Chinese and Namibian businesses, Annelie Cloete, Standard Bank’s Corporate, and Investment Banking Chinese Relationship Manager has said.

NCCI moves ahead with Fish Expo plans

The country’s biggest business grouping, the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), is moving ahead with its plans to host the country’s premier fishing sector event, the Namibia International Fishing Expo.

Foreign reserves increases to N$30 billion

The stock of international reserves held by the Bank of Namibia (BoN) rose by 4.7 percent on a month-on-month basis to N$30.9 billion at the end of December, the central bank announced this week.

Black Panther makes awards ceremony history

Black Panther, the Marvel blockbuster fronted by virtually an all-black cast, has created history by becoming the first superhero film to get the Best Picture nomination at the Oscars.

O&L suspends job portal after record number of applicants

The Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group, the biggest employer in the country outside of Government with over 5,000 employees across it several operating units, announced Thursday that it will temporarily suspend its current recruitment portal, ohlthaverlist-recruitment.co.na, due to an increase in traffic from job seekers.

Booys’ staff threaten residents

Under fire Okahandja Constituency Councillor, Steve ‘Biko’ Booys, has been accused of hiring thugs to terrorise residents who have been demanding his removal from office, the Windhoek Observer has been told.

Housing: Namibia’s never-ending crisis

As 2019 begins, we are faced yet again with the never-ending spectre of the housing and land crisis. 
The status quo of housing backlogs, urban migration, unused yet completed mass housing, municipal failures to service the land, and government paralysis over the matter has become ‘normal’ in Namibia.


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