Windhoek Observer

Standard Bank strongly support the measures that have been announced as necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the lives of our clients and fellow citizens.

Daily Observer - Friday 20 March 2020

March 21, 2020 is the 30th year of Namibia’s independence and the inauguration of Namibia’s third president Hage Geingob for his second and final term in office. These dual celebrations are not about one individual, but about what Namibia as an entire nation of 2.6 million people, stands for.

Questions are being raised over the decision by the Agricultural Business Development Agency (Agribusdev) to award a multimillion dollar fertilizer supply tender to South African company, Kynoch, whose Namibian agent was linked to the government agency, despite the company not having bid for the tender.

What happens the day after?

The CEO of the Government Insurance Pension Fund (GIPF), David Nuyoma made a comment this week that needs to be repeated.  He said, “The GIPF will not be making any rushed investment decisions [due to the virus].”  This wisdom needs to be injected into our Covid-19 mitigation ideas and plans right now. 

Coronavirus wakeup call

As of the publication date of this newspaper, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Namibia.  However, seven cases have been confirmed in South Africa (as of March 11, 2020).  Emotive, alarmist panic about this disease is counterproductive.  Being informed, alert and prepared is best path available.

Daily Observer - Friday 13 March 2020

Joan Tietens speaks about opportunities at NamPower

As Namibia celebrates International Women’s Day 2020 on Sunday March 8th, we celebrate Joan Tietens’s 30 year journey at NamPower; her contribution to the organisation and her personal growth.

Etuhole engineers her journey at NamPower

As Namibia celebrates International Women’s Day 2020 on Sunday March 8th, we share the journey of women of achievement at NamPower.  As organizations create equal employment and growth opportunities for female employees, NamPower’s Etuhole Mbango, an Assistant Engineer, shares her story.

Morna Ikosa speaks on women, GIPF and motherhood

As Namibia celebrates International Women’s Day 2020 on Sunday March 8th, statistics show that there has been a marked improvement in organizational policies that allow women to excel.
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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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