front ECN 05 julyThe Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) yesterday launched the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) the country will use in the upcoming National and Presidential elections at their headquarters in Windhoek.

news front 05 julyTHE Ministry of Lands and Resettlement has finally started the process of transferring ownership of the Namibia Grape Company (NGC) to the National Youth Service (NYS). 

The Windhoek Observer wish to apologise to its readers for an error in the 05-11 July edition. A wrong story was placed with the headline ‘Grape farm officially transferred to NYS’. Here is the correct story. We also apologise for running the expected animal feed price hike story twice in the same edition.


front Polytech  05 julyDAVID Namwandi, the Minister of Education is hell bent on conducting a forensic audit at the Polytechnic of Namibia it emerged this week. Furthermore, the demand for a forensic audit goes against the findings and advice by two reputable auditing firms, Ernst and Young and PriceWaterhouseCoopers that no grounds exist for carrying out such an audit.

front Nahas 05 julyTHE Ministry of Defence does not provide any psychological or posttraumatic treatment to its soldiers, according to sources inside the ministry. Even soldiers who participated in the SADC joint force in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over a decade ago were left to their own devices after returning from war the sources say.

front Joubert 04 julyTHE owners of the Erindi Private Game Reserve have carried out the intended sale of the massive ranch without first offering it to Government as stipulated in the Agricultural Land Reform Act.

front station 04 julyLAST week marked the final step in the rebranding of the Tsumeb copper smelter formerly known as Namibia Custom Smelters (NCS).

front Giyani Gold 04 julyGiyani Gold has announced that it is listing on the Alternative Investment Board (AIX) of the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX) - the second largest exchange in Africa by market capitalisation, according to a statement released today (Thursday).

front sa  03 julyMVEZO, South Africa - Workers armed with pick-axes and a court order broke into the compound of Nelson Mandela's grandson on Wednesday to exhume the remains of three of the anti-apartheid hero's children, a new twist in a row that has split South Africa's most famous family.

front egypt 03 julyCAIRO - Egypt's armed forces and Islamist President Mohamed Mursi refused to back down on Wednesday as a deadline for a military takeover passed with rival demonstrators out in force in the streets of Cairo.

front coach  03 julyBafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has made wholesale changes to the national squad for the Cosafa Cup tournament in Zambia later this month.


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