Namibia is pushing to access its share of funds from rebates collected by the South Africa Customs Union (SACU) since its inception and have remained exclusively available only to South Africa.
N$50 billion (USD3.4 billion) was reportedly raised during the successful two-day Namibian Economic Growth Summit in Windhoek this week, of which N$20 billion has already been validated as true investment commitments and N$30 billion is pending verification.
Former Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, who was sentenced to paying a N$50,000 fine or face two years in jail on Wednesday after her conviction for corruption, was not the victim of a political witch-hunt confirms Prosecutor General Martha Imalwa.
  • 26
  • Jul
The return of Joseph Mulife Muchali (JMM), a self-exiled supporter of a separate Caprivi State could be the litmus test for others who fled the country in 1999 at the height of the failed secession attempt by the banned separatist movement, the United Democratic Party (UDP).
  • 26
  • Jul
Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, said he wants to see increased trade with Namibia which can be possible if business people are encouraged to pursue markets in both countries.
  • 26
  • Jul
WESTAIR Aviation trading as FlyWestair made its maiden flight to the diamond town of Oranjemund on Wednesday as it pushes to become the airline of choice locally at a time when the flag carrier Air Namibia teeters on the brink.
President Hage Geingob has angered Ovaherero and Nama leaders due to utterances he made regarding claims for genocide and ancestral land at Omuthiya during a town hall meeting on Monday.
Government has come under fire for its lackadaisical approach to running public enterprises as it emerged that at least 13 entities are being run by acting chief executive officers.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s state visit this week to Namibia seems not to have evoked the same optimism and excitement as before for some of its citizens living here regarding future prospects of their country’s sinking economy.
  • 19
  • Jul
The Windhoek Observer News Editor Nyasha Francis Nyaungwa (NFN) had a rare sit down with Olthaver & List Group Executive Chairman Sven Thieme (ST) who shared the secret behind the success of the largest privately-owned Namibian company with over 6,000 employees at 12 subsidiaries spanning across different sectors in the economy.
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