Windhoek Observer

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. 

Take responsibility

We are concerned that in the rush to exonerate the sitting president for Namibia’s financial woes, the responsibility for anything negative that happens in the country is being assigned to ‘no one.’  This is unacceptable.

Don Quixote: Change or die out

We’re jousting with windmills when we try to preserve the old ways of doing things rather than finding a way to survive amid new innovations and modern changes. 

The unending labyrinth of exam failures

We are concerned that there is not enough substantive policy focus on the tens of thousands who ‘fail’ the grade 10 and 12 examinations in Namibia. 

Enduro champions crowned

The Bank Windhoek Namibian Enduro Championship winners were officially awarded their trophies at Farm Elisenheim last weekend.

Football in a state of emergency

Namibian football has reached a stage where it is hanging on for dear life, and the confusion which surrounds the sport has become comical.


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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