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Lupita arrives in Namibia

Renowned Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o has arrived in Namibia as the guest of De Beers Group in her role as Global Ambassador for natural diamonds. De Beers is working with…

Namibia’s Onduli Ridge recognised as one of the best hotels in the world

Ultimate Safaris’ recently upgraded Onduli Ridge has won the Richard Bangs Best Hotels in the World Award, celebrating unparalleled excellence in hospitality. Award-winning author and travel pioneer, Richard Bangs, explained…

Communications professionals join forces to launch the Namibia Professional Communicators Forum

The Namibia Professional Communicators Forum was officially launched in Windhoek. The forum, a new platform open to all, is designed to bring together industry leaders, seasoned professionals, and enthusiastic newcomers,…

NSA reveals preliminary voter eligibility figures from 2023 census

The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) has released preliminary data from the 2023 Census, offering a detailed snapshot of eligible voters in Namibia. According to the latest figures, as of the…

Namibia sees surge in African tourist arrivals

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism today launched the Annual Tourist Statistics Report for 2023. The report shows that Namibia continues to witness robust arrival of tourists, with the…

Low voter registration turnout countrywide

The Electoral Commission of Namibia says that since the commencement of the General Registration of Voters (GRV) on 03 June – 6 July 2024, a cumulative total number of 823,761…

Government fast-tracks access to clean cooking funds after Paris summit

The Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform Honourable Carl Schlettwein reported on Namibia’s participation in the Summit on Clean Cooking in Africa, held in Paris on the 14th of…

Amushelelo joins LPM

Former Namibia Economic Freedom Fighter  (NEFF) Commissar and Activist  Michael Amushelelo has joined the Landless People’s Movement (LPM). Amushelelo made the announcement at a press conference  in Windhoek today. He…

Immigration officials from 11 SADC countries complete tourism-focused customer service training 

Over 40 immigration and border control officials from 11 Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states have received advanced customer service training to improve the experience of tourists visiting Southern…

Namibia business symposium tackles oil industry and local content

The just concluded Namibia Business Symposium held at the Walvis bay port in the Erongo region under the theme: Championing Namibia’s Local Content for Diversity, Inclusion & Sustainable Economic Growth,…

Rössing Uranium to fund new police station in Swakopmund’s informal settlement

Rössing Uranium announced its commitment to enhancing community safety with plans to construct a new police station in Swakopmund’s informal settlement. The groundbreaking ceremony for the DRC Police Station marked…

Aviation executives call on tourism boards to boost Africa air routes

Africa’s vast tourism potential remains untapped due to a lack of air connectivity, with Africa currently accounting for just 1.9% of global passenger and cargo traffic. However, aviation experts believe…

ECN officially confirms registration of AR and ADM as political parties

The Electoral Commission of Namibia has officially confirmed the registration of Action Democratic Movement (ADM) and Affirmative Repositioning (AR) as Political Parties, after they satisfactorily complied with all set requirements….

Majority of Namibians say corruption is rising and citizens risk retaliation if they speak out, new Afrobarometer study shows

Two-thirds of Namibians say corruption in the country is getting worse, although this share has decreased significantly in recent years, a new Afrobarometer survey indicates. Large majorities believe that at least…

RMB Namibia implements innovative funding solution for Entrepo

In one of the largest deals this year, RMB Namibia acted as the trusted advisor for Entrepo Holdings (Pty) Ltd, a government employee lending institution and long-term insurer, and provided…

Yango promotes driver wellbeing with mental health awareness event

Ride-hailing service Yango, a part of a global tech company Yango Group, has hosted a groundbreaking event focused on men’s mental health awareness, under the theme “Drive to Thrive: Mental Health…

Health Minister addresses overcrowding at Katutura Intermediate Hospital

The Minister of Health and Social Services Dr. Kalumbi Shangula says his ministry is addressing the issue of overcrowding by lodger mothers at Katutura Intermediate Hospital as a matter of…

Party’s were deregistered for non-compliance, ECN

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has announced the de-registration of three political parties due to non-compliance with the Electoral Act 5 of 2014. The affected parties are the Christian…

City of Windhoek and NORED tariff increase applications withheld

The applications for new tariff increases for electricity distributors, NORED and City of Windhoek were withheld by the Electricity Control Board due to non compliance with ECB conditions.

Bank Windhoek, City of Windhoek celebrate MSME Day with entrepreneurs

Celebrated annually on 27 June is Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Day, designated by the United Nations to highlight the potential of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to transform…

Oshikoto region to host Heroes’ Day commemoration

Namibia is set to commemorate the this year’s 34th Heroes’ Day at the Omuthiya Recreational Park in the Oshikoto region on the 26th of August, under the theme: “Honouring our …

EU-funded project promotes and protects rights of the marginalized San communities

The EU-funded project “Empowering the San: Legal Capacity Building for Human Rights” has officially been activated following a successful two-day inception workshop held from 19 – 20 June 2024, in…

Namibia gears up to welcome hundreds to dynamic Africa Hospitality Forum

After months of meticulous planning, it’s all systems go and Namibia is ready to host the global community for what is anticipated to be a dynamic edition of the Africa…

International IDEA Secretary-General visits Namibia ahead of Elections

Dr. Kevin Casas-Zamiro, the Secretary-General of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), will visit Namibia this week to strengthen the robust partnership between Namibia and IDEA in…

UNAIDS applauds judgement on Namibian Sodomy Law

UNAIDS applauds the judgement by the Constitutional Court of Namibia, striking out as unconstitutional the law which had criminalised same-sex relationships.  The court found the law incompatible with the constitutional…

Mutorwa calls for collaboration to create single African air transport market

Namibia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa, urged African nations to prioritize aviation development through a collaborative effort. Speaking at the AviaDev conference in Windhoek,…

Government Institutions Pension Fund urges eligible members to claim unclaimed benefits

The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) is calling on all eligible members to claim their due benefits, emphasizing the importance of securing their financial futures. The Fund currently holds millions…

Suicide cases, a clarion call for action!

The rise in suicide cases is a clarion call for action. This was said by the Namibian Police Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, further urging the public to play their part…

FAO donates cold storage rooms to enhance Namibia’s veterinary services

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has made a significant contribution to strengthening Namibia’s veterinary services and improving livestock health in the northern regions of the…

Over 187,000 Namibians registered in first week of voter registration

In a significant development, the Electoral Commission of Namibia has reported that during the first week of the General Registration of Voters (GRV), a total of 187,171 eligible Namibians, both…

Namibians march for Basic Income Grant to combat poverty

The Basic Income Grant (BIG) Coalition of Namibia is gearing up for a protest march this Saturday. They aim to raise awareness and advocate for the implementation of a universal…

Partners Against Piracy launches in Namibia

MultiChoice Namibia, together with the Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA), the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB), Namibia Film Commission (NFC) and Co-Creation Hub launched Partners Against Piracy…

Namibian Correctional Service to release inmates following presidential pardon and reprieve

The Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) announced the release of a designated group of offenders following a Presidential Pardon and Reprieve. The proclamation, effective March 21, 2024, authorizes the release under…

Steps2Walk, a beacon of hope for patients with foot and ankle deformities

The Steps2Walk medical outreach and education program officially launched in Windhoek. This initiative is poised to make a profound impact globally by raising funds to perform surgeries on patients suffering…

Transforming lives through education funding

Over the past decade, the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) has played a pivotal role in shaping the future of Namibia by investing heavily in the education of its…

RMB Facilitates USD 155 Million syndicated loan for QKR Navachab’s mine expansion

RMB has been appointed by QKR Navachab as the initial mandated lead arranger, underwriter, and coordinator of a syndicated loan from Namibian and South African banks. The loan providing bespoke…

Telecom Namibia bolsters educational resources at Aranos Primary School

Telecom Namibia, a leading Namibian telecommunications provider, announced today the donation of photocopy machine ink and printing paper to Aranos Primary School. This contribution underscores Telecom Namibia’s unwavering commitment to…

Registration dates will not be extended, Shaama

The Chief Electoral and Referenda Officer at the Electoral Commission of Namibia, Petrus Shaama, has urged eligible voters to register in their constituencies, for the Presidential and National Assembly elections,…

Namibia voter registration commences 

In a vital step to uphold and strengthen democracy, Namibia has commenced its voter registration drive, ensuring that every eligible citizen has the opportunity to participate in the upcoming elections….

Mines & Energy Ministry announces June 2024 fuel price review decision

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has released its fuel price review for June 2024, detailing significant over-recoveries across various fuel types. Despite these over-recoveries, the Ministry has decided to…

KAZA TFCA unveils bold new tourism destination brand – “Rivers of Life”

The Kavango Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) launched its transformative new destination brand, “Rivers of Life,” during a landmark event at the KAZA Heads of State Summit in Livingstone,…

Africa pledges to triple fertilizer production and distribution to empower smallholder farmers

African Heads of State and Government united to bolster agricultural sustainability and enhance smallholder farmer livelihoods by endorsing the Nairobi Declaration articulating the outcomes of the Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Summit…

Rob Youth Foundation Namibia and partners celebrate Africa Day at Katutura Old Age Home

In true African spirit, the Rob Youth Foundation Namibia(RYF) joined hands with International Peace Youth Group, International Women’s Peace Group, and Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) to…

Letshego lists its first social bond on Namibian stock exchange

Letshego Holdings Namibia Limited (“Letshego Namibia” / “LHN”), a subsidiary of the pan African inclusive finance entity that has a presence in 11 Africa markets, is further demonstrating its social…

SAEF mourns the death of Ronelle Rademeyer, former Secretary General of the Editors’ Forum of Namibia (EFN)

The Southern African Editors’ Forum (SAEF) has learnt with sadness about the passing away of Namibian veteran journalist and former Secretary General of the Editors’ Forum of Namibia (EFN), Ronelle Rademeyer who…

Namibia ranked 4th out of 22 African jurisdictions surveyed on overall investment attractiveness

The 2023 Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies reported that Namibia’s position on the overall Investment Attractiveness Index (IAI) deteriorated by 3 points from 59 in 2022 to 56 in 2023….

Changemakers rally behind Side by Side ECD centre

Over 30 Capricorn employees, known as Changemakers, dedicated a day to supporting the Side by Side Early Intervention Centre, located in the Goreangab community. The centre provides early childhood development…

Paratus Rights Issue doubles market capital

Paratus Namibia Holdings Limited (PNH), a leading telecommunications company in Namibia, has successfully raised over N$600-million through its recent Rights Issue and investment drive, which was fully subscribed. This significant…

Mindscape Events Namibia launches inaugural Namibia Creative Summit

Mindscape Events Namibia, a leading creative and event management company, is thrilled to announce the inaugural Namibia Creative Summit scheduled to take place on the 6th of September 2024 at…

Senior officials meet in preparation for the inauguration of the Angola-Namibia Bi-National Commission

Ambassador Penda Naanda, Executive Director in the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation and a Namibian delegation arrived in Luanda, Angola, for the Senior Officials Meeting of the Inaugural Session…

Namibia’s inflation cools down to 4.8% in April 2024

Namibia’s annual inflation rate dropped to 4.8% in April 2024, compared to 6.1% in the same month last year, according to the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA). This marks a positive…

President Mbumba attends World Hydrogen Summit in Rotterdam

President Nangolo Mbumba arrived in Rotterdam, Netherlands, to participate in the World Hydrogen 2024 Summit and Exhibition. The three-day event, running from May 13th to 15th, is a key platform…

Namibia to host African Insurance Regulators’ regional seminar

Namibia is set to welcome insurance regulators from across Africa for the 2024 International Association of Insurance Supervisors’ (IAIS) Sub-Saharan Regional Seminar, to be held in Windhoek on 27 to…

African Development Bank Group president calls for media transformation to uplift Africa’s global narrative

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, delivered an impassioned plea for more balanced media coverage of Africa and its development, noting it was critical for…

Recent hijackings on South African routes prompt caution from Walvis Bay Corridor Group

The Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) has issued a cautionary advisory to the Namibian transport and logistics sector regarding a spate of hijackings occurring in South Africa. The latest incidents,…

Namibia secures World Bank funding for landmark energy project

In a significant milestone for Namibia, the World Bank has greenlit the nation’s inaugural energy project financed by the institution. Aimed at fortifying the reliability of Namibia’s transmission network while…

The Capricorn Foundation is advancing access to quality education with LearnOnOne

The Capricorn Foundation has reaffirmed its commitment to the LearnOneOne Initiative by committing funding in the amount of N$200,000 for 2024. The partnership with LearnOnOne will supplement the Foundation’s support…

BAN and NaSIA urge companies to submit Beneficial Ownership Information

Banking industry bodies, Bankers Association of Namibia and the Namibia Savings and Investments Association, are calling on all companies to comply with Beneficial Ownership (BO) information requirements.  The BO information…

Global African Hydrogen Summit 2024 sets stage for collaboration and investment

In a world increasingly focused on sustainable energy solutions, Africa emerges as a beacon of innovation, with Namibia spearheading the continent’s transition towards green hydrogen production. The upcoming Global African…

Namibia urges restraint in Middle East amid escalating tensions

Namibia has expressed concern over the ongoing developments in the Middle East, cautioning that the situation could escalate into a broader conflict affecting the entire region and beyond. The Namibian…

Namibia to Host Inaugural Global Africa Hydrogen Summit in September 2024

The Minister of Mines and Energy, Honourable Tom Alweendo, announced that Namibia will host the first Global Africa Hydrogen Summit in September 2024. The event, themed “From Ambition to Action:…

Rössing Uranium commits to service Erongo Police fleet to combat crime

Rössing Uranium made a donation of N$750,000 to the Namibian Police in the Erongo Region. The funds will be used to service and maintain police vehicles in the towns of…

Bannerman Mining Resources Namibia appoints Twapewa Kadhikwa as new chairperson

Bannerman Mining Resources Namibia has appointed Twapewa Kadhikwa as the new Chairperson of the company in Namibia, effective immediately. Mrs Kadhikwa succeeds Mr Mike Leech, who has servedas Chairman for…

Rising with Rosamunde –  U.S. Government Project Empowers Youth 

In the heart of industrial Windhoek, Mello Bakery hums with activity. The 24-hour operation, which produces thousands of loaves of bread every day, has recently become the place of work…

Police warns against escapees

The Namibian Police has launched a massive manhunt for 11 prisoners who escaped from the Katima Mulio police cells in the Zambezi region. Inspector Kisco Sitali, the Police spokesperson in…

Trustco Group Holdings Limited secures investment partnership with Riskowitz Value Fund 

Trustco Group Holdings Limited (“Trustco” or “the Company”) has announced that RiskowitzValue Fund (“RVF”), a US-based fund, has entered into a six-month non-exclusive agreement toinvest up to USD 100 million…

ACTION Namibia Coalition welcomes funding allocation for Information Commission

The ACTION Namibia Coalition has welcomed the announcement by the Namibian Government of aN$19 million allocation to operationalise the Information Commission under the Access toInformation Act 8 of 2022. The…

Prices and buying activity remain muted, Ruusa Nandago

The FNB House Price Index printed a 12-month average growth of 1.5% at the end of Q4-2023,compared to a growth of 3.3% at the end of Q3-2023 and -1.9% at…

Methealth Namibia implements SWIFT regulations for payments to South Africa

Methealth Namibia has announced a significant policy shift affecting payments to South Africa, with the Bank of Namibia (BoN) mandating all such transactions as foreign currency transfers via the SWIFT…

Capricorn executives and senior managers volunteer at local ECD centre

In a heartfelt demonstration of commitment to social responsibility, Executives and SeniorManagers from Capricorn Group, Bank Windhoek, Capricorn Asset Management, and CapricornPrivate Wealth traded in their business attire for jeans…

President Mbumba embarks on official visit to the south

President Nangolo Mbumba has commenced an official visit to Keetmanshoop, where he is set to engage with traditional leaders representing the Hardap and //Karas Regions. The President’s arrival marks a…

NBL announces half year financial results for 2023

Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) has announced its summarized consolidated financial results for the 6 months which ended December 2023. As a proudly Namibian business that is vested in growing the…

Rössing Uranium donates busses to NIMT

Rössing Uranium donated two busses to the Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT) in Arandis. The donation, which falls part of the company’s deliberate efforts to keep up to…

President Mbumba appoints Boundaries Delimitation and Demarcation Commission

President Nangolo Mbumba has announced the appointment of members to the Boundaries Delimitation and Demarcation Commission. This commission has been tasked with evaluating the existing boundaries of regions and constituencies…

BIPA extends Annual Duty Penalty Waiver Programme

Following extensive feedback and demand from the local business community, particularly Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), the Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) has extended its Annual Duty Penalty Waiver…

O&L Group announces resignations of CEO and CCO

It is with profound reverence, gratitude, and deep understanding that the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Groupannounces the forthcoming resignation of its beloved Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Wessie vander Westhuizen, and…

Sanlam empowers Namibian entrepreneurs

Sanlam hosted a pivotal phase of the Sanlam Bridge session, where 11 ambitious entrepreneurs showcased their innovative ideas in a pitch competition, in collaboration with esteemed partner, the Namibia Investment…

Deadline for mandatory SIM card registration imminent

As the deadline for the mandatory registration of all Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards looms, the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) urges stakeholders to register their SIM cards before…

Namibia welcomes UN’s call for ceasefire in Gaza

The government of the Republic of Namibia welcomes the adoption on Monday, 25 March 2024, of Resolution 2728 by the United Nations Security Council, which demands amongst others, an immediate…

EIF hosts integrated strategic business plan stakeholder consultation

The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) hosted a significant Integrated Strategic Business Plan (ISBP) Key External Stakeholder engagement at the Mercure Hotel, underscoring its dedication to sustainable environmental development….

CoW breaks ground for affordable housing project in Goreangab Ext 4

In a significant step towards addressing housing challenges, the City of Windhoek marked a pivotal moment with a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of 113 houses. These residences are part…

African Development Bank and DBN discuss partnership

The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Dr João L. Ngimbi, Executive Director of Southern Africa GroupII Constituency, visited the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) as part of his consultation mission toNamibia….

CRAN empowers communities through tech-hub and e-village

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has reinforced its commitment to promoting universal access to information and digital services with a recent donation. CRAN handed over seven (7) computers…

Namibia to Host AU Peace and Security Council events on Women, Peace, and Security

As the current Chair of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) for the month of March 2024, Namibia is set to host two significant events aimed at…

Year of Expectations and Elections, symbolizes a period of new beginnings, Mbumba

True independence stands as the cornerstone of a nation’s prosperity and integrity, enabling its people to embrace dignity and realize their full humanity. In his address to the nation, at…

CMA cross-border payment changes set for April

In line with regulatory requirements, the banking sector will be rolling out changes to howclients make and receive payments between Namibia, Eswatini, Lesotho and South Africaalso known as ‘the Common…

Cricket Namibia breaks ground for first international cricket stadium

In a historic moment for Namibian cricket, Cricket Namibia, alongside its partners, convened for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the commencement of construction for the nation’s inaugural international cricket stadium,…

FAO launches crucial animal health vaccination campaign in NCA

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has announced its unwavering support for the Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) under the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land…

FNB Namibia staff dedicate time to support Amos Meerkat ECD programme

“In observance of Independence Day, which is commemorated on March 21st every year, ourstaff members showed their patriotism to the Amos Meerkat Early Childhood DevelopmentProgramme by volunteering their time and…

OPEC SG to deliver address at Namibia International Energy Conference 2024

Haitham Al Ghais, Secretary General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), willdeliver an address at the Namibian International Energy Conference (NIEC) in Windhoek this April, sharing insight into…

Sanlam takes bold strides in Education empowerment

In its ongoing commitment to education and youth development, Sanlam proudly announces the awarding of six bursaries and the induction of 17 interns into the Sanlam family. This initiative reinforces…

CRAN wins Supreme Court challenge on regulatory levies

BACKGROUND During December 2020, Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) filed a constitutional challenge against the amended Section 23 of the Communications Act, in the High Court. MTC’s application was based on…

Over 3,000 delegates to meet Nairobi in April to drive Africa’s connectivity agenda

Over three thousand delegates drawn from both public and private institutions globally will, from 21st to 25th April 2024, meet in Nairobi to discuss Africa’s connectivity matters. During the five-day…

Namibia to expand TVET in all regions

His excellency President Nangolo Mbumba in his state of the nation address said a comprehensive transformation plan was developed to expand access to Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) with…

MIT promotes sustainable use of green energy-efficient appliances 

The Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade (MIT) through the National Ozone Unit (NOU) with assistance from the GIZ Proklima donated 16 Green Air Conditioners (ACs) to the Windhoek Vocational Training…

NSA releases findings on 2023 Population & Housing Census Preliminary

The Namibia Statistics Agency has highlighted findings from the 2023 Population and Housing Census Preliminary Report which contains provisional results on population size and sex composition, population density and number…

Future Media and TribeFire Studios merger successfully completed

Future Media and TribeFire Studios are delighted to announce that the merger between the two media companies has been successfully completed, with OneAfrica and 99FM becoming subsidiaries of Namibia Future…

Rainhold & Haitope defend Rössing Marathon title

Rössing Marathon defending champion Thomas Rainhold was crowned as the 2024 champion, while Lavinia Haitope was crowned the ladies open champion, on Saturday, 9 March at the Rössing Marathon Championship…

Energy Capital & Power (ECP) celebrates women leading Africa’s energy growth

As part of its Women in Energy series taking place this month, Energy Capital & Power (ECP) www.EnergyCapitalPower.com celebrates women in leadership positions within Africa’s energy and mining sectors. With Senegal,…

FNB Namibia opens up investment opportunities for Namibians

FNB Namibia officially launched an Exchange Traded Notes (ETN) programme to allow Namibians to participate in the global investments economy by acquiring listed instruments in international companies like Amazon, Apple,…

Namibia launches African Peer Review Mechanism Country Review Report

His Excellency President Nangolo Mbumba officially launched the inaugural African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Country Review Report for Namibia, underscoring Namibia’s unwavering commitment to fortifying its governance framework and fostering…

Namibia to attend SADC Council of Ministers’ meeting

Hon. Dr. Peya Mushelenga, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation will travel to Luanda, Angola to attend the Meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers from…

Minister of Justice attends Commonwealth law ministers meeting

Justice Minister Yvonne Dausab attended the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting in Zanzibar with the ministers calling for stronger action to ensure that access to justice becomes…

Mbumba concludes Angola visit

His Excellency President Nangolo Mbumba concluded a one-day working visit to the Republic of Angola, where he held bilateral talks with the President of Angola, His Excellency João Manuel Gonçalves…

NTA appoints new CEO

The Board of Directors of the Namibia Training Authority has announced the appointment of Mr. Erick Fundula Nenghwanya as its Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 1 April 2024, for…

USAID grants N$19 Million to Namibian hydrogen fund

The U.S. government, through the USAID Mobilizing Investment project, announced a grant of N$19 million (US$1 million) to Namibia Hydrogen Fund Managers (Pty) Limited to support the N$22 billion (US$1.15…

900 Pensioners registered so far on debt write-off program 

Councilor Queen Omagano Kamati, the Mayor of the City of Windhoek, at the first ordinary Council meeting of 2024, pledged to focus on critical issues that are essential to enhance…

Scholastica’s journey from HIV patient to life-saving case manager

Scholastica works for KP-STAR (Key Populations Strengthening Technical Assistance Response), a U.S. Government-funded project that provides health and other crucial services in Namibia to people who are at risk of…

ECN responds to reports about deregistration of political parties

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has issued a statement raising concern to reports regarding compliance with section 139, 140 and 141 of the Electoral Act to the Democratic Coalition…

Namibia to attend Commonwealth law ministers meeting in Tanzania

The United Republic of Tanzania is all set to welcome ministers and attorneys-general, from commonwealth countries, including Namibia, to the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting in Zanzibar on 4 March 2024…

State funeral to be conducted in three stages

The state funeral of the late president Dr Hage Geingob will be conducted in three stages, starting with the ceremonial route procession today, the main memorial service tomorrow, Saturday the…

NDF to lead military procession 

The Namibian Defence Force will lead a military procession with the remains of the late President Dr Hage Geingob across the capital city tomorrow, Friday 23 February, to allow the…

Namibia wants larger stake from diamonds

Namibia is preparing to negotiate with De Beers to secure a larger stake from diamonds mined within its borders. The current arrangement allows Namibia to retain 15% of the diamonds…

African Union and SADC unveil commemorative statue of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere

The African Union together with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) unveiled a commemorative statue of the revered Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere of Tanzania during the 37th Ordinary Session of…

MAWLR delegation explores agricultural best practices in Malawi

In a collaborative initiative led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) country offices in Namibia and Malawi, a delegation comprising 31 agricultural extension staff and…

ECN conducts 2nd mock voter registrations

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) will be conducting a second mock voters’ registration exercise of the enhanced and upgraded Integrated Mobile Voter Registration System (IMVRS) in the Khomas Region….

BoN maintains repo rate at 7.75%

In the intricate dance of economics, few instruments wield as much influence as a country’s repo rate. This often-overlooked figure holds the power to sway markets, influence borrowing costs, and…

NBL commits to raising the bar on sustainability

As part of its “Brew a Better World 2030” strategy, Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) has announced that it is accelerating its sustainability efforts by committing to reach zero emissions across…

The power to connecting through radio

Observed annually on February 13th, World Radio Day is a global celebration that honors the power and impact of radio as a medium of communication. Established by the United Nations…

08 February 2024

– The United Nations general Assembly paid tribute to the memory of the late President Dr. Hage Geingob at the 54th plenary meeting in New York, yesterday.   – Two…

07 February 2024

– The ministry of Information and Communication technology held a memorial service in honour of the late Dr. Hage Geingob in Windhoek yesterday, with prominent lawyer Sisa Namandja paying tribute…

06 February 2024

– Parliament is set to mark a significant occasion in the nation’s democratic journey with the opening of the Ninth Session of the Seventh Parliament this afternoon at 14:30. In…

05 February 2024

– The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology has announced a period of mourning for H.E. Dr. Hage G. Geingob, from today until the date of his funeral. During the…

01 February 2024

– A photograph of a Mahangu (Pearl Millet) harvester in northern Namibia has won first prize in an international photographic competition organised by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization…

31 January 2024

– Namibia has maintained its ranking of 59 and a score of 49 in the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), online magazine, The Brief reports. The CPI ranks 180…

30 January 2024

– The Namibian government says it is working on finalising the awarding of the TransKalahari railway tender to connect with Botswana before the end of the year. The rail tender…

29 January 2024

– The Namibia National Students Organisation (NANSO), will be launching its Access to Higher Education Month long Campaign this morning that aims to assist students and trainees with all issues…

24 January 2024

– Namibia has been ranked as the 5th country with the strongest investment momentum for 2024 in the world, as revealed by a new study conducted by FDI Intelligence, online…

23 January 2024

– The Parliament of Namibia, will host a Meeting of the Budget Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Africa Region in Windhoek from today until the 26th of January….

22 January 2024

– The Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) says the country’s tourism industry experienced a surge in leisure travels last year, with 90% of total visits. – The Brief – The…

19 January 2024

– The Road Fund Administration (RFA) has raised concern about the possibility of losing revenue due to the expected boom in electric vehicles in Namibia. Online magazine, The Brief reports…

18 January 2024

– 19 Year old Fenni Megameno Ankoshi was arrested along with 34 year old Untag Kamati in connection with a Bank Windhoek theft case of N$2 million. Ankoshi and Kamati…

17 January 2024

– The UK Government has appointed VFS Global as its visa agent in 142 countries including Namibia. The UK Government introduced a visa requirement for all Namibian nationals intending to…

16 January 2024

– The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has cancelled the Spectrum Licences awarded to UCOM Mobile Namibia (Pty) Ltd (formerly known as (MTN)), issued between November 2014 and April…

15 January 2024

– Namibia’s passport has been ranked 65 globally, according to the latest Henley Passport Index, granting visa-free access to 80 countries. Online magazine, The Brief reports that this is a…

12 January 2024

– The Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NAMBTS) is experiencing critically low blood stocks, the lowest the reserves have been over the preceding four years. NAMBTS is therefore urgently calling…

11 January 2024

– The Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Honourable Ester Anna Nghipondoka has instructed that school principals, education officers and inspectors of education to analyze the 2023 NSSC Ordinary and…

10 January 2024

– The Ministry of Mines and Energy has proposed the introduction of a single importation point for goods as a means to curb rising import prices. Minister of Mines and…

09 January 2024

– Evidence of widespread abuse and torture by the founder of one of the world’s biggest Christian evangelical churches has been uncovered by the BBC. Dozens of ex-Synagogue Church of…

18 December 2023

– Former South African president Jacob Zuma says he will not vote for the African National Congress (ANC) and is creating a new political party. – BBC – Stepping into…

15 December 2023

– The 53rd meeting of UNAIDS’ Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) concluded in Geneva, Switzerland, with Board members making strong commitments to redouble efforts to end AIDS by 2030. Namibia First…

14 December 2023

– Namibia has accumulated more than N$110 billion in revenue from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) since 2017, under the revenue-sharing formula. – The Brief – The Board of…

13 December 2023

– Fishrot accused Nigel van Wyk was granted bail by Judge David Munsu in the Windhoek High Court yesterday, with co-accused Bernhardt Esau’s bail application dismissed. – The Board of…

12 December 2023

– U.S. multinational energy corporation Chevron has donated N$5.6 million for projects that support food security in Namibia, plus N$1 million for emergency drought relief for vulnerable women and children.-…

08 December 2023

– The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia says that only 1, 043, 144 active SIM cards out of approximately 2,436,367 across all licensed networks in Namibia, representing 43%, have been…

07 December 2023

– The Bank of Namibia says the country’s international reserves decreased to N$49 Billion as of 30 November 2023. BoN Governor Johannes !Gawaxab stated that the reserves mark a decline…

06 December 2023

– The Ministry of Mines and Energy has implemented a new licensing procedure for mineral rights and petroleum upstream licences, marking a shift from the traditional open application system. Online…

05 December 2023

– Windhoek Country Club Resort has notched up a N$69.2 million revenue surge year-on-year for the fiscal year 2023, culminating in a remarkable profit of N$15.3 million, the highest recorded…

04 December 2023

– The City of Windhoek is set to write off N$524 million in interest accrued by residents’ debt providing much needed relief for individuals struggling to keep up with their…

01 December 2023

– The Ministry of Finance and Public Enterprises maintains Namibians are not overtaxed as it may seem because if that were the case the Treasury could have been recording a…

30 November 2023

– The government is considering a long-term plan to transform its state-owned power utility, NamPower, into an electricity distribution company, while Independent Power Producers (IPPs) take over the generation of…

29 November 2023

– Namibia is targeting to convert more than 120 000 fuel combustion engine vehicles to use green hydrogen by 2030 as premised in the National Determined Contribution climate change strategy….

28 November 2023

– President Hage Geingob has raised concern about the trade regulations of the Southern African Customs Union, saying in its current form, it does not allow for industrialisation. The President…

27 November 2023

– The Ministry of Mines and Energy has since March this year ceased allocating the fuel levy to the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia. NAMCOR’s Manager for Marketing, Communication and…

24 November 2023

– The National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia has reported an unprecedented net loss of N$700 million, according to unaudited financial statements as of 31 March 2023. NAMCOR’s Acting Managing Director Shiwana…

23 November 2023

– The Namibian Ports Authority is close to finalising 2 25-year concession agreement with Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), a subsidiary of the MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, for the operation of…

22 November 2023

– The Ministry of Finance and Public Enterprises says it is reviewing and reforming the country’s taxation policy, as it seeks to maximise taxes from the insurance sector, online magazine,…

21 November 2023

– Namibia Water Corporation Ltd has unveiled plans for a large scale desalination and power plant project along the central coast, with an estimated investment of N$4.2 billion. The project,…

20 November 2023

– The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) has reported a surge in passenger numbers at Luderitz Airport, rising from 400 per month to 1420 as of March 2023. The increase is…

17 November 2023

– The government will have to fork out an additional N$1.7 billion for the 2024-2025 financial year to cover the 5% salary increment for civil servants at Grades 1-13, Secretary…

16 November 2023

– The Trans-Kalahari Railway Project Management Office says 12 companies have shown interest in funding the feasibility study as well as developing the new Trans-Kalahari railway corridor between Namibia and…

15 November 2023

14 November 2023

– The Namibian Government intends to accelerate nationwide upgrading of informal settlements and implement proactive incremental land servicing. Online magazine, The brief reports that the plans are highlighted in the…

13 November 2023

– The Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation has proposed a National Minimum Wage (NMW) of N$18 per hour. Online magazine, The Brief reports that the Minister of…

10 November 2023

– Windhoek’s Mayor, Cllr Joseph Uapingene, revealed that a proposal on the debt write-off is being finalized to serve at Council before the year ends. The proposed submission will highlight…

09 November 2023

– Following the passing of Mr Axali Doëseb, composer and author of the National Anthem on 27 October 2023, President Hage G. Geingob has declared a period of national mourning…

08 November 2023

– Meeting with President Hage Geingob, and his top government officials at state house yesterday, Dr. Victoria Kwakwa, the World Bank Regional Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa, articulated…

07 November 2023

– City residents have once again exceeded the water consumption target reaching 536,418 cubic meters, significantly surpassing the target of 422,877 cubic meters. The City of Windhoek warns that the…

6 November 2023

– The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia says the current SIM card registration rate is a mere 33% as of 30 September 2023. Katrina Sikeni, the Executive: Communication and Consumer…

2 November 2023

– Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the newly renovated emergency unit at the Katutura Hospital, President Hage Geingob said that Cabinet recently approved a comprehensive plan prepared by the…

1 November 2023

– Loans worth N$326.1 Million have been disbursed to a total of 310 small and medium enterprises since the launch of the SMEs Recovery Loan Scheme by the Bank of…

31 October 2023

– The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) and Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding further extending a previous agreement to create a framework of coordination…

30 October 2023

– Namibia is set to become a new frontier for satellite internet and digital connectivity, with companies like Starlink, Amazon and OneWeb expressing interest in extending operations to the country….

27 October 2023

– Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has implored financial and insurance companies to be transparent and truthful with their clients. The Prime minister called for the training of the public on…

26 October 2023

– The Bank of Namibia Monetary Policy Committee has decided to leave the repo rate unchanged at 7.75% and the prime rate at 11%.  – Workers at a South African…

25 October 2023

– The Namibia Revenue Agency says the construction sector owes it N$2.6Billion in tax arrears. Online magazine, The Brief reports that the agency’s database indicates that 14 330 construction companies…

24 October 2023

– Namibia has been awarded with the Champion of Press Freedom in Africa Award at the 10th International Festival of Freedom of Expression and Press in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. –…

23 October 2023

– Namibia President Dr. Hage G. Geingob has departed for Brussels, Belgium to participate and deliver a statement at the European Union inaugural Global Gateway Forum and the first EU-Namibia…

13 October 2023

– Telecom Namibia, NPTH and the Namibia Public Workers Union concluded the 2022/2023 wage and salary negotiations that provides for an inflationary adjustment of 4% across the board for all…

12 October 2023

– The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and Salt Essential IT has officially launched the first ever iSecureBot, a WhatsApp Info Bot that provides cybersecurity awareness and education.  –…

11 October 2023

– The Chief Executive Officer of the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia, Emilia Nghikembua, said CRAN is working on a study that will be issued to the Ministry of Information…

10 October 2023

– The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia says Namibia falls short in cybersecurity measures, making the country vulnerable to cyber crimes. Online magazine, The Brief reports that this comes as…

09 October 2023

– Namibia’s trade deficit widened by 17% during the month of August to 4.9 billion compared to 3.7 billion and N$4.1 billion recorded in July 2023 and August 2022, respectively. –…

04 October 2023

– The Electricity Control Board of Namibia says Regional Electricity Distributors are not to blame for high electricity tariffs. The ECB says the high tariffs are due to generation and…

03 October 2023

– The Windhoek municipal council has approved a plan to electrify approximately four thousand households in Windhoek’s informal settlements over the next five years. – Kenya’s government will abolish all…

02 October 2023

– The price of petrol will increase by N$1.90 cents per litre while Diesel 50ppm and 10ppm will increase by N$2.40 cents per litre respectively. – Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu has announced a…

29 September 2023

– Members of the public are embarking on the ultimate Car Free Day Challenge today, which is an annual event advocating for reduced car usage and increased reliance on sustainable…

28 September 2023

– The Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority has raised concerns about the financial stability of the country’s medical aid industry. – The Brief – At least 11 people have been…

27 September 2023

– The City of Johannesburg in South Africa has named a road after anti-apartheid hero Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. – News24 – At least 100 people have died and 150 others injured…

26 September 2023

– Load shedding in parts of South Africa have been suspended amid heavy flooding. – BBC – Sacking Eddie Jones would be “the worst thing” Australia could do despite their…

25 September 2023

– Niger’s military rulers have banned French aircrafts from entering the country’s airspace. – BBC – Screenwriters in the US say they have reached a tentative deal with studio bosses…

22 September 2023

21 September 2023

– Parents in the US whose children purchased items in the popular game Fortnite without their permission will be able to claim a refund. – BBC – India has suspended…

20 September 2023

– More than half of girls between the ages of 15 and 19 in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province have already been pregnant, according to a study by the National Statistics…

19 September 2023

– Zambia’s former President Edgar Lungu has taken the government to court after he was allegedly blocked from travelling to South Korea for a conference.- BBC – Showers and thundershowers…

18 September