Windhoek Observer

Windhoek Observer Business Journalist, Chamwe Kaira (CK), sat down with President Hage Geingob’s key economic adviser, John Steytler (JS), to discuss poverty in Namibia, rural/urban migration, the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) and the integrity of statistics collection.

Calle dances to EU tune

Namibia has conceded to the European Union’s (EU) demand that it reforms its taxation system, with Finance Minister, Calle Schlettwein,
The Windhoek Observer (WO) caught up with Henriette Crouse (HC), Brand & Marketing Manager at Hollard Namibia to talk about her role, career experiences and what it takes to manage a big brand.

Heart of light

I am sure that many of us have read the 1899 novel “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad. It has also been adapted for screenplay.

German Ambassador overreaching?

We are concerned that the German Ambassador to Namibia, Christian Schlaga, may be inappropriately inserting himself into the very sensitive issue of genocide and reparations where his role as a policy implementer and not as a policy maker, should restrain him.

Ashanti Manetti’s natural career choice in PR

As the role of public relations practitioners continue to evolve in organisations, the Windhoek Observer (WO) caught up with Ashanti Manetti (AM), Public Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Officer at Namib Mills  to talk about her role, career and her goals.

NEEEF welcome; but poverty statistics confusing

We remain in support of the National Equitable Economic Empowerment Framework (NEEEF) and applaud that a bill will be tabled in Parliament this year. 

Namibian boxers improve rankings

Walter “The Executioner” Kautondokwa has received a much needed boost of confidence ahead of his World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa middleweight title defence on 20 March after moving from number six last year to number three this year, according to the latest WBO rankings.

Ministry of Works and Transport (MWT) wants to recruit 20 expat engineers from Zimbabwe to fill the 87 vacant posts that were advertised last year.

Tribalist labels can backfire

In the political search for finger holds for criticism against the vibrant Team SWAPO juxtaposed against Team Hage, the next issue rearing its ugly head is an unfounded accusation of tribalism. 


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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