Windhoek Observer

External debt expected to surge in third quarter

The government’s external debt is expected to surge in the third quarter of this year due to further currency depreciation and another disbursement of the African Development Bank loan agreement,
Growing up, I was a fan of wearing comfortable pyjamas in the public even though other people were not.

Having devoted his entire professional life to academics, outgoing Namibia University of Science and Technology Vice Chancellor, Tjama Tjivikua (TT), reflects on his 23-year career and the work he has done to fulfil his vision for a technological university that has arguably become the number one tertiary institution in the country.

Let them eat cake

The land conference is over and now the predictable statement from President Geingob at the October 9th Cabinet meeting has been released, bearing a cornucopia of “quick wins and low hanging fruit” as an ad hoc attempt to make placating offerings to segments of society that are ill at ease about the land crisis.
As young Namibians struggle with career choices, the Windhoek Observer (WO) recently caught up with Elizabeth Shipanga (ES), the Finance Manager of unlisted investments manager, Ino Harith Capital, to talk about her career, future plans and role within the organisation.
With the issue of equal opportunity for women in the workplace rightfully taking center stage, especially in Namibia’s mining sector, the Windhoek Observer (WO) will in the next coming weeks publish profiles of women who have made inroads in this male-dominated sector.

CoW inaugurates N$70m health waste facility

The City of Windhoek (CoW) has inaugurated a health care risk waste treatment facility in the capital built at a cost of N$70 million.
The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development returned N$300 million to treasury last year despite a national housing crisis that has at times threatened to boil over.

Capricorn Capital ready to fund projects

Diversified financial services group, Capricorn, has launched Capricorn Capital, a corporate advisory firm with offices in Windhoek and Johannesburg.

We have a plan - NAC

The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) says it has a plan which will avert a possible downgrade of its flagship airport, Hosea Kutako International.The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) says it has a plan which will avert a possible downgrade of its flagship airport, Hosea Kutako International.


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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