• 01
  • Mar

FATHER Christmas, also known as Santa Claus, has been around for many years. Since childhood, we have been made to believe that a white-haired and white-bearded man of Caucasian origin, who wears a red and white outfit, is the person who brings us gifts for Christmas.
Thus, Father Christmas and gifts have become synonymous.

  • 01
  • Mar

‘DELIVERY’ is arguably one of the most overused words in the speeches and vocabulary of Cabinet ministers and senior officials since the founding of our Republic.  Specifically, at the beginning of each year, the word reaches saturation with virtually every speech emphasising the importance of better service delivery to the Namibian public.

  • 01
  • Mar

I AM introduced to a national leader whose body language informs me that looking at me, he is looking at a well-fed previously advantaged petty beougiuse. He assumes.  Why? It is the colour of my skin, the colour of my eyes, the texture of my hair and the stature of my body as well as the quality of my dress including the brand of my wrist watch I guess, that seem to nauseate the poor soul.

  • 22
  • Feb

I THANK my predecessors, the first Prime Minister, Right Honourable Dr Hage G. Geingob, the second, Right Honourable Theo Ben Gurirab, and the third, Right Honourable Nahas Angula for having done a wonderful job over the last 23 years. I am glad that many of the ideas and projects that the first PM had left unfinished were not mothballed.


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