Windhoek Observer

Social grants for April delayed

Old age pensions and disability grants disbursed through Nampost and banks will be delayed for April, the Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare has announced.

We’re not dead yet

Reflecting on 29 years of independence in Namibia, we can spend hours questioning whether we have achieved the lofty, excited dreams we felt on March 21, 1990 - OR, we can hold on to our national pride, respect for heroes who fought to liberate the country and on one glorious day per year, shout to the world that we are not dead yet! 

The highs and lows of alcohol

Alcohol is linked to age in lots of ways. You have to be old enough to drink it legally, and once you are, it can age you faster than normal. Heavy drinking can have a direct effect on certain parts of your body and on your mental health as you get older.

Bonang on the move

Bonang Matheba, who has been mum about her relationship status following her messy break up with her former rapper boyfriend AKA in December 2017, teased listeners with a comment about her current relationship status during an interview on Metro FM’s Fresh Breakfast show.

Vocational education the answer to youth unemployment

Vocational education is the answer to the country’s high unemployment challenge, particularly youth unemployment, Standard Bank Head of Marketing, Communications and CSI, Magreth Mengo, said recently at the launch of the 2019 National Skills Competition in Windhoek.

Drought recovery requires billions

Billions of dollars will be required to address the devastating impact of the drought on the country’s farming community, the Namibia Emerging Commercial Farmer's Union (NECFU) has predicted.

NBL mum on King Lager future

Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL), a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group, remains tight lipped about the future of its much-hyped locally produced beer, King Lager, amid indications from insiders the brand is struggling to make traction in the highly competitive beer market.

NSX supports local participation

As government moves ahead to finalise the New Equitable Economic Empowerment Framework (NEEEF) draft bill, the Namibia Stock Exchange (NSX) says it supports the push for Namibian participation at shareholder level of foreign companies.

Lawyer withdraws from IUM student murder case

A former long-distance bus driver, who stands accused of killing his girlfriend, International University of Management (IUM) student, Iyaloo Ndapandula Hainghumbi, in January 2017, is now left without legal representation.
Ovaherero Paramount Chief, Vekuii Rukoro (VR), this week fielded questions from the Windhoek Observer News Editor, Nyasha Francis Nyaungwa (NFN).
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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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