Windhoek Observer

Voters are not spoiled for choice

Registered voters entering the booths on November 27th will have a necessary, but challenging task.  We believe the public is faced with a daunting question: How do you select a meal, when little on offer provides what is needed to end your hunger?  When making their choice at the polls, Namibians starving for change must pick through the crumbs to find enough to eat.

After the victory, comes the battle

We can state with some confidence that Hage Geingob will win the election on November 27th. He will return to State House for a second term as President of Namibia.

Analysts commend exposé as Presidency remains adamant

Despite local analysts welcoming the recent exposé on the country’s fishing sector, a development which has led to the resignation of two cabinet ministers, while also claiming the scalp of Investec Namibia Managing Director, James Hatuikulipi, who was also forced to step down from his post, the Presidency is adamant these are acts with a regime change agenda.

Intensive farming on lesser land is the future

Hansie van der Merwe is an exceptional horticulture farmer who has demonstrated at a commercial level that a farmer does not necessarily need huge tracts of land to farm cost-effectively.

Home loan regulations gazetted

The Ministry of Finance has gazetted regulations lowering the deposit that second time homeowners can make on a mortgage bond as it seeks to spur the country’s property market which has struggled for over the past two years due to falling rentals and housing prices.
We are not open-mouthed in surprise at the well-researched and professionally presented article “Kickback Kings” headlining the Namibian newspaper on Wednesday this week.

ECN warns over social media results

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) says the election results of special voting which was conducted on Wednesday and currently being shared on social media, have not been verified by the electoral body.

Samherji boss steps down following bribery scandal

Þorsteinn Már Baldvinsson is temporarily stepping down as director of Samherji while the company waits for the results of its internal investigation into the workings of its subsidiaries in Namibia.

Hatuikulipi resigns from Investec

Investec Asset Management Namibia Managing Director, James Hatuikulipi has resigned from the asset manager after he was fingered in a corruption scandal involving fishing quotas worth millions of dollars.

GIPF forecasts N$ 5,2 billion in pay out benefits

The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) forecasts to pay out N$ 5,2 billion in benefits and monthly annuities during the 2019/20 financial year, Chief Executive officer, David Nuyoma said.
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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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