Windhoek Observer

NEWS JUST IN: Namcor chairman Patrick Kauta resigns

National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor) board chairperson, Patrick Kauta, has resigned with immediate effect.
Telecom Namibia announced Wednesday that it had placed three senior executives on a “precautionary” suspension pending an investigation into allegations of a fake N$12 million Canocopy contract.

NSFAF bombshell

Bureaucratic bungling by the State could see suspended Namibian Student Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) Chief Executive Officer, Hilya Nghiwete, return to her position through a technicality as it emerged Wednesday that any decision taken by the fund post 2014 when its founding Act was amended are non-binding and illegal.

Geingob mourns New Era Editor Desie Heita

President Hage Geingob has joined the nation in mourning the late New Era Associate Editor, Desie Heita, who died in the early hours of Thursday after a freakish accident.

The Windhoek Club celebrates 100 years

The Windhoek Club will celebrate 100 years on Saturday at the Maerua Mall Rooftop in Windhoek, bringing together old, present and new members.

Going overboard means drowning

The point of communication is to be heard.  It is in that vein that we strongly believe that excessively negative insults, crude labelling and name-calling are not communication, but noise. 

Fuel prices to push inflation to double digits

The fuel price increase announced this week is expected to push transport inflation higher into double-digit figures, which will ultimately contribute to rising inflation rates, the Economic Association of Namibia has said.

Meatco talks turnaround, re-engagement

With the country’s beef industry currently faced by a number of challenges, ranging from a persistent drought, which in turn has affected cattle number available for slaughter and disease outbreaks,

What’s hot and what’s not?

Each week, the Windhoek Observer’s Entertainment Reporter, Rinelda Mouton, takes an insightful, yet amusing look at the entertainment industry, lifestyle and fashion happenings in Windhoek, and judges whether they are hot or not.

Rinelda’s Diary: Celebrate living artists

Why has it become a norm for Namibians to recognise and appreciate talented people only after the person has died?


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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