Windhoek Observer

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.

Zuma, the cornered president

The South African President has been put on notice. South Africans are not ready or willing to give up on this democracy yet. They are in the trenches and taking to the streets.
What happened in the North Gauteng High Court this week was massively significant.

Farmer scoops MTC’s N$1m

Front mtc winCommunal farmer and father of six, Kaaverua Karaerua, has won the MTC ‘Wanna Be a Million-yeah’ SMS competition, the mobile operator announced on Wednesday.

NaCC okays Samba,MTC deal

Front mtc 10 OctThe Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC) has approved without conditions the transfer of MTC shares from Portugal Telecom to Samba Luxco.

Genocide negotiations not on the right track

The reported events surrounding the negotiations between the Namibian and German governments on the issue of the Nama and Ovaherero genocides resembles a situation where things are falling apart and the centre is no longer holding just as celebrated Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe alluded to in one of his books: Things Fall Apart. 

Hidipo Hamutenya has died

front Hidipo 06 OctVeteran politician, Hidipo Hamutenya has died. He was 77. The SWAPO stalwart had been in hospital for the past four weeks, after collapsing at a wedding reception at Onamutai village in the Oshana region.

Govt relaxes SME payment rules

front Finance 5 OctThe Ministry of Finance has scrapped an August directive requiring small businesses to have a certificate of good standing to qualify for payments of goods and services delivered to the government.

Namibia fails to stop vote on ivory sale ban

Bus Ivory tradeNamibia`s bid to prevent a vote on a proposed ban of domestic ivory sales has been thwarted.

Insurance to cover Dundee’s costs

Tsumeb based Dundee Precious Metals says its insurance will cover the cost to repair damage made to the refractory lining of the Ausmelt furnace following a power outage that was experienced last week.

National 15 July 2016The Windhoek Observer is set to host its inauguralNewsmaker Awards at the Safari Hotel on the 29th of July 2016, in partnership with Multichoice Namibia, Ohlthaver & List Group, Profile Investments and the Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF).


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