Windhoek Observer

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.

Comsar Properties partners Habitas to build deluxe hotel

Global hospitality group, Habitas, has announced that its newest hotel, Habitas Namibia, is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2019.

Geingob opens Peugot-Opel Assembly plant

President Hage Geingob officially opened the Peugeot-Opel Assembly Plant in Walvis Bay on Wednesday.

Foreign reserves decline to N$31 billion in October

The stock of international reserves held by the Bank of Namibia declined both on a monthly and annual basis, at the end of October, according to the latest Bank of Namibia (BoN) money statistics.

Chinese deal best option for Rössing – MD

The Windhoek Observer’s Chamwe Kaira (CK) asked Rössing Uranium’s new MD Richard Storrie (RS) about his appointment and the announcement by long term majority shareholder, Rio Tinto, to sell its stake to China National Uranium Corporation (CNUC) barely two months after Storrie joined the company.

What’s hot and what’s not?

Each week, the Windhoek Observer’s entertainment crew takes an insightful, yet amusing look at the performance and arts industry, lifestyle and fashion happenings in Windhoek and across the world, and judges whether they are hot or not.

Rinelda’s Diary: Let’s participate in cover versions

“Is it bad to perform covers of songs?” I have been asked this question many times before. I do enjoy covers of songs now and then. For me it is all about the art, the interpretation, and the delivery.


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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