Residents of Windhoek rural’s Groot Aub settlement have complained about the government’s recent allocation of N$6 million towards the drilling of one of eight new boreholes, while several existing boreholes have been left dysfunctional for more than five years.
This comes after the City of Windhoek (CoW) and the Ministry … Read More
The massive Ongos Valley housing development on the northern outskirts of Windhoek has reaffirmed its intention to generate some of its own electricity using renewable solar energy. This is despite strong objections and a legal challenge by the City of Windhoek that remains adamant that Ongos should buy all its … Read More
Dates for a National Green Hydrogen Roadshow have been revealed by the Namibian government and Hyphen Hydrogen Energy. Taking place from August to October 2023, the roadshow aims to foster interaction between government officials, Hyphen representatives, and diverse stakeholders nationwide. The objective is to share information about the Hyphen … Read More
Eighty beneficiaries of the Build Together Programme at Swakopmund have elected to shoulder the responsibility of constructing their own houses.
This is after the beneficiaries requested that their loans be paid directly to them to enable them to hire their contractors.
This is a deviation from the norm of the … Read More
Thomas Abanga, the founder and chief executive officer of Abanga Farms & Food Systems, shared during the recent Omaheke Employment-Creation Conference that his company is in the final stages of setting up a fertiliser factory in the country.
Without disclosing where or in which town the factory will be established, … Read More
The Windhoek City Council has decided to implement restrictions on the use of water as part of a drought response plan.
Residents of the city will now be compelled to wash their cars using buckets and without hose pipes, water their gardens only twice a week and keep swimming pools … Read More
The Construction Industries Federation (CIF) of Namibia said construction sector employers must register their most vulnerable workers with a pension fund, and assist with contributions.
CIF chief executive officer Bärbel Kirchner said in a statement that the provision applies to all contractors, as per the collective agreement between CIF and … Read More
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts economic growth of 2.8% for Namibia in its latest World Economic Outlook, released today.
This is unchanged from the IMF’s estimate in October 2022, but a drop compared to the 3.7% the Fund projected last April.
The IMF’s latest projection is lower than finance … Read More
Deputy prime minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah last week visited the Oshana region to familiarize herself with the progress made on the government’s program to construct earth dams.
She visited Okaku village in the Okaku constituency, accompanied by Oshana regional governor Elia Irimari and constituency councilors to identify areas earmarked for the … Read More
The trade and industrialisation ministry (MIT), in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), has invited interest from national, regional and continental private entities to operate an invader bush processing plant.
Through a project, called ‘Promoting Sustainable Bush-Processing Value Chains in Namibia’, the collaborative effort seeks a private … Read More
The National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR), in partnership with Shell and QatarEnergy announced a light oil discovery of oil in the Jonker-1X deep-water exploration well.
The well was drilled in Block 2913A & 2914B (PEL 0039) in the Orange Basin, offshore southern Namibia, NAMCOR said in a statement.
According … Read More
The Sam Nujoma Foundation said the first phase of construction of its new Windhoek office building will be completed this year, and the project would cost over N$45 million.
The land situated in Windhoek North is located close to the new home affairs offices.
The project is co-funded by the … Read More
The Roads Authority (RA) Namibia has started the planning process for the upgrading of the Bukalo-Muyako-Ngoma (DR3507) and Silumbi-Sizimbukwa (DR3559) gravel roads in the Zambezi region to low-volume seal standards.
The two roads in the Katima Mulilo Rural constituency are 60 and 15 kilometers long, respectively.
RA project control engineer … Read More
Namibia’s planned energy transition would impoverish the country while contributing virtually nothing to global emission reduction, says American science policy analyst Perry Green. Green says Namibia’s renewable energy ambitions would have no real impact on global carbon emissions.
The government has committed to a 90% reduction in its carbon emissions … Read More
The Tsumeb municipality is conducting a test on the town’s water supply after Dundee Precious Metals issued a warning that the town’s water is unfit for human consumption.
In an internal communication on Monday, Dundee managing director Zebra Kasete warned the company’s employees and contractors that microbiological quality assessment had … Read More
Half of Namibia still has no access to electricity, with over 300 000 households, particularly in rural areas, unelectrified.
This was revealed by the executive director of the mines and energy ministry, Simeon Negumbo, who said electricity provision remains a challenge as the country’s overall electrification rate is estimated to … Read More
Minister of works and transport John Mutorwa over the weekend inspected the upgraded railway between Kranzberg and Tsumeb at Omaruru.
The railway line forms part of the main rail corridor between Walvis Bay and northern Namibia and links Namibia to Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Zambia.
Mutorwa … Read More
Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB) chief executive officer Nangula Uaandja said Namibia’s ambition is to become the energy capital of Africa.
Uaandja said this last week when she spoke at the Invest in Namibia Country Spotlight session organized by the mines ministry, NIPDB, and Namcor at African Energy … Read More
The Swakopmund municipality has started cutting off the water supply of some government agencies after several warnings and deadlines to settle accounts have been ignored.
Helao !Naruseb, general finance manager of the Swakopmund municipality said: “They just shrug their shoulders and claim cash-flow problems, but we have no money either.”… Read More
Households are facing a challenging environment, as the rising cost of living combined with tighter monetary policy this year has added to budgetary pressures.
Credit extended to the private sector grew by 4,0% year on year (y/y) in July compared to 3,4% y/y in June, with net household debt increasing … Read More