Windhoek Observer

Public schools in Khomas face water cuts over non-payment

The City of Windhoek has threatened to disconnect water and electricity supplies to government-run schools within the Khomas Region over non-payment.

Happy Holidays, but prepare for 2019

There is no doubt that many are happy to see 2018 end.  Businesses, households and government have all struggled financially over the past 12 months and can only hope that 2019 won’t be worse. 
While we wish everyone a happy holiday, we caution all to take steps to prepare for a stark 2019. 

2018 business news highlights

This year continued to be characterised by an economy in recession and reduced government spending, which accounts for about 60 percent of total spending in Namibia.

PSG cut growth forecast for 2018

PSG Namibia has cut its 2018 GDP growth forecast to -0.4 percent from -0.2 percent, Head of Research, Eloise du Plessis, said this week.
If you are anything like me over the holidays, I cannot wait to shove my face into the sweet desserts that seem to be everywhere. 

Rinelda’s Diary: I learned from entertainers

This year has been very exciting for me. I have had the chance to attend great shows and meet entertainers who are very talented. With my job as a senior entertainment journalist, I have the opportunity to meet and mingle with celebrities and talented artists from everywhere; this is something that most people only dream about.  Indeed, I am very thankful for such an opportunity. 

Sports: 2018 highs and lows

Namibia, a country with a relatively small population of just 2,4 million, had a positive year in terms of achievement on the continent and the world at large in sport codes such as football, athletics, rugby, boxing, chess, hockey and archery.

Salute Boxing Academy gets MTC backing

MTC this week re-affirmed its support for sport development in the country when it adopted Salute Boxing Academy as the second stable to receive its financial support.

Cabinet praise must fit the outcomes

We are vexed by an end-of-year cabinet meeting that uses descriptive adjectives like “ethical” and “integrity” attached to the activities and performance outcomes of some cabinet members in this recession-battered year of 2018.  We find some words used in the president’s statement to be off the mark. 

Standard Bank clients get VIP treatment at 850 airports

Standard Bank Namibia together with Partner MasterCard on Thursday launched the Lounge Key programme, which allows the bank’s Private Banking and Prestige Banking customers, free access to about 850 VIP lounges at international airports across the world, including Eros Airport.


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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