front 22 April 2016Government efforts to regulate the price of property rentals could amount to naught and cause the collapse of the sector, the Namibia Estate Agents Board (NEAB) has warned.
According to the body, government has no role in regulating private property.
front hage 22 April 2016President Hage Geingob is yet to fulfil a pledge he made last year to donate 20 percent of his salary to charity, the Windhoek Observer can reveal.
Geingob made the pledge in October last year at the official launch of the Swapo Party’s campaign for the Regional Council and Local Authority elections.
front swapo 4 22 April 2016A political analyst has suggested that Namibian society would be better served if the four former Swapo youth leaders, who are contesting their expulsion from the ruling party, used their intellectual capabilities outside party politics.
front 15 April 2016Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Chief Executive Officer Tarah Shaanika has rubbished claims that the business lobby group is in financial trouble.
front 15 damara April 2016President Hage Geingob has allegedly chastised Minister of Urban and Rural Development Sophia Shaningwa for telling Walvis Bay land grabbers that people are suddenly clamouring for land, because the country now has a “Damara president”.
front 8 April 2016Affirmative Repositioning leader Job Amupanda feels that government might have sold them a dummy at a historic meeting held at State House last year that averted nationwide land grabs that had loomed large on the horizon.
Namibians should brace themselves for an electricity tariff hike, following increases by regional suppliers, who supply 60 percent of the country’s electricity needs.
Namibia imports its power from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia to augment local supplies.

front penda 18 March 2016A general consensus seems to be lacking in government over a blanket ban on all recruitments within the uniformed forces, with Defence Minister Penda ya Ndakolo saying he is not bound by the decision.

front nsi 18 March 2016Labour trouble is brewing at the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI), after Chief Executive Officer Chie Wasserfall ‘unilaterally’ proposed a new salary scale, against the advice of private auditing firm PwC Namibia.

front Netumbo 11 March 2016Discussions about the possibility of a female candidate taking over the reins of Swapo and the country’s presidency are taking place in the ruling party.


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.

Contact Us

Windhoek Observer House
c/o John Meinert & Rossini Street
Windhoek West
Tel: +264 61 411 800
Fax: +264 61 226 098