Office of the Secretary to the Cabinet reacts to IUM " wrong course" statement


The Office of the Secretary to the Cabinet says that serious public service delivery challenges at institutions of higher education require collective solutions from all Namibians.

In a statement, the office states that these challenges should not be seen as unique to those institutions alone and that all stakeholders should address them.

#NAMBIAVOTES2024 | ECN aims to register 1.7 million voters


The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) aims to register more than 1.7 million eligible voters during its upcoming General Registration of Voters exercise, starting next week.

With less than 200 days left before the national elections on November 27, Namibia's electoral management body says it is on track with the activities of the electoral calendar.

The general registration of voters (GRV) is around the corner and will be running for 52 days, from the 3rd of June until the first of August.

!Gawaxab, EOS Capital, NaCC agree on compliance with set regulatory regulations


Bank of Namibia Governor Johannes !Gawaxab says that EOS Capital, himself, and the Namibia Competitions Commission (NaCC) reached an agreement to ensure compliance with the set regulatory regulations.

However, the Central Bank Governor pointed out that the agreement is not an admission of guilt but a pragmatic solution to avoid prolonged legal proceedings. 

!Gawaxab was responding to a Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC) decision to fine him, together with two other parties, N$1 million for contravening merger regulations.

Namport & Bruges International host honorary sundowner dinner


Namport and Belgium's Port Authority of Antwerp, Bruges International, hosted a sundowner dinner in honour of the visiting King of the Belgians and President Nangolo Mbumba.

The engagement is part of the schedule of the visiting King Philippe, who is in Namibia on a five-day state visit.

Before the start of the dinner, the Belgian royalty was treated to exceptional Namibian hospitality with a sumptuous sundowner cocktail with all the bells and whistles befitting royalty. 

And the weather was a perfect companion.

EU and nbc hold talks on possible cooperation


nbc Director General Stanley Similo and the Ambassador of the European Union to Namibia, Ana Beatriz Martins, held talks in Windhoek to discuss possible areas of cooperation.

During the meeting at the nbc head office in Windhoek's Northern Industrial Area, both Similo and Martins were united in their views on the crucial role of the media in Namibia.

The meeting was also attended by nbc's Chief Commercial Officer, Nico Mwiya; Acting Chief of News and Programming, Sackey Shikufa; Head of Radio Services, Suoma Negumbo; and Head of News and Current Affairs, Peter Denk.

Tabling of Investment Promotion Bill nears


Final preparations for the tabling of the long-awaited Investment Promotion Bill in the National Assembly are in full swing.

The Minister of Industrialisation and Trade, Lucia Iipumbu, says the Bill and accompanying regulations and policies will be tabled during the second quarter of the year.

The policy on the Special Economic Zone will also be tabled.

In November 2021, it was withdrawn from the National Assembly after it was tabled in that legislature chamber. 

Brazil wishes to deepen economic and trade relations with Namibia


Brazil would like to deepen its cooperation and economic and trade relations with Namibia. 

Its Ambassador to Namibia, Vivian Loss Sanmartin, says possibilities to increase trade between Brazil and Namibia are almost without a limit.

She was speaking to nbc News against the backdrop of the visit of a 10-member business community delegation from Brazil to Namibia.

The delegation is in Namibia for a weeklong visit to explore business and investment opportunities.