Windhoek Observer

Rental prices contract slowly

The FNB Rental Index which tracks advertised rental prices across the country, recorded a slower contraction of 3.0 percent year-on-year (y/y) at the end of May 2019.

Farmers get VAT exemption on feed imports

Farmers have welcomed the recent decision by government to exempt them from paying Value Added Tax on the importation of animal feed.

NamPower bets on renewable energy

NamPower is betting on renewable energy to boost the country’s local generation capacity.
The company whose mandate is to ensure power supply in the country, currently has an installed capacity of 489.3 MW and imports over 60 percent of its needs to augmenting the local generation deficit.

People have a reason to be angry

The president asked the public assembled in Omuthiya, “Why are people so angry?” As the elected leader of the Namibian nation, he, more than anyone else is in the best position to answer this surprising query. 

Nam and Zim conclude Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC)

The 9th Session of the Namibia-Zimbabwe Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC) held a ceremony marking the closing of their discussions on Tuesday afternoon, July 23rd at a local hotel in Windhoek. 

Nakaambo realizes her dream

With government taking a focus on SMEs to drive the growth and creating employment in the local economy, media personality and entrepreneur, Robyn Nakaambo says the recent opening of her Superlative Hair Boutique speaks to that narrative.

Online tax registration numbers low

The Ministry of Finance says only 90,000 tax payers have registered on its Integrated Tax Administration System (Itas) online tax portal from a targeted 700,000 since its launch in January this year.

DBN loans N$297.3 million to SMEs

The Development bank of Namibia (DBN) says it has provided loans of N$297.3 million since it was given back its mandate of funding SMEs with an annual turnover of less than N$15 million, following the collapse of the SME Bank.

If you say it, you must mean it

We welcome the recent comments by Home Affairs Minister Frans Kapofi against tribalism and challenging the perception that all benefits from independence until now has gone only to the Aawambo. 

Namibia favours SACU status quo

Namibia has maintained that any proposed changes to the existing Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Revenue Sharing Formula (RSF) will not be in the best interest of the country and other member states.
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