See also: Namibia news

Africa Online Namibia
Internet service provider.

Air Namibia
Tourism information, schedules, owns Air Namibia Holidays (package tour company), an FAQ, related sites.

Ananzi Search Engine
Search engine which searches only South African websites. Enter a search query or you can also use their subject catalogue -

By IS-Commercial of The Internet Solution Group.

Bank of Namibia
Central bank for Namibia. Full text of the Annual Reports for 1992, 1999 and following.

Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB), Namibia Resource Centre - Southern Africa Library
Extensive library / archives and research centre specializing on Namibia and Southern Africa, founded in 1971 by Carl Schlettwein. Has a publishing house for academic works. Based in Basel, Switzerland. [KF]

Butterworths - Sheriffs, Legal Aid Board, Small Claims Court & Other
Sheriffs, Legal Aid Board, Small Claims Court & Other for Namibia. Provided by the legal publisher Butterworths on their web site.

Caprivi Freedom
Site of the United Democratic Party. Political organization in exile from Namibia. Members prmote the independence of Caprivi from Namibia. The Party President is Mishake Muyongo. Based in Washington State.

Caprivi Justice Action Network
Seeks freedom for Caprivians in prison in Namibia.

Caprivi Vision
Namibia newspaper. "April 30, 2002 marked the birth of THE CAPRIVI VISION as the first black independent community newspaper founded by Mr.Risco Mashete Lumamezi as its Editor and other students at the campus of the Polytechnic of Namibia in 2000..."

CIIMDA, Centre for Indigenous African Instrumental Music and Dance Practices
Offers classrom dance, instrumental courses in SADC countries (Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zambia), works with government Ministries. Publishes books. Based in Pretoria, South Africa.

COMESA, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
"COMESA [formerly the PTA] exists as an organisation of free independent sovereign states which have agreed to co-operate in developing their natural and human resources for the good of all their people'. With its 19 member states and population of 300 million it forms a major integrated trading block." Has information on customs tariffs by country, road/transport including road distances, economic profiles for each country including Namibia.Has the text of Doing Business with COMESA: the Handbook, legal guides to establishing business, etc.

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) - "Undoing Press Freedom in Namibia"
Full text report by Adam Posluns. Published Oct. 30, 2002. "the report details the increasingly antagonistic relationship between President Sam Nujoma and the Namibian press in recent years."

Cooperative Africana Microfrom Project (CAMP). SWAPO Documents of Dr. Peter Katjavivi
Table of contents of the microfilm of the collection (at the Center for Research Libraries, Chicago), "thought to be the largest collection of public information on SWAPO available." The collection covers 1965-1988 SWAPO reports, speeches, press releases, journals, pamphlets, correspondence and internal documents. The originals, from Dr. Katjavivi, former SWAPO Secretary for Information and Publicity, now Vice Chancellor of the University of Namibia (UNAM), will be housed at UNAM.

Constitution - Namibia
Full text of the 1990 Constitution and Schedules. From Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität
in Würzburg, Germany.

Debt Relief and Development in Africa
Full text, 99 pages in PDF. Publication issued following a conference on debt relief and development
in Africa, held in Windhoek/Namibia from 5 to 6 December 2005. Published by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Windhoek, Namibia.

Deep Roots
A virtual charity, founded by two U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers, to provide scholarships for students, especially girls, in Namibia. Information about the scholarship recipients. Has an e-mail list. Based in Seattle, Washington.

Die Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft (DKG) Bildarchiv
In English and German. The Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main has put on-line a large keyword searchable database of colonial era photographs, 1822-1936, from the archives of the Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft [German Colonial Society], a major organization behind Germany's colonial expansion. Covers Namibia, Tanzania, Cameroon, Togo, etc. One can click on the small photos to see a larger version. The database can be searched by Region, Subject Areas, Keyword, Person, Photographer, People. The collection, of thousands of photographs, is also being microfilmed for preservation. Description of the Image Collection of the German Colonial Society.

Diamond Board of Namibia
"non-commercial State Owned Enterprise, operating under the Auspices of the Ministry of Mines and Energy." Provides for "control measures in respect of the possession, the purchase and sale, the processing, import and export of diamonds" Based in Windhoek, Namibia.

Dierks, Dr. Klaus - Namibia Library
"...the first complete chronology on Namibian history from the precolonial times to the date of independence (1990) and the story of the only so far discovered ruins of precolonial Namibia (//Khauxa!nas). Furthermore there are numerous publications on transport and communications engineering as well as my Ph-D- Thesis on low-volume roads." Has a history of Namibia telecommunications, a lecture on foreign aid, a history of Walvis Bay, reports on water, energy, roads, railways. Dr. Dierks is former Deputy Minister of the first Ministry of Roads and Transport (later Mines and Energy) in Namibia (until March 2000). Is now Chairman of Namibia's Energy Control Board.

Namibian Information Workers Association (NIWA) -directory of internet sites in Namibia.

Documentary Educational Resources
A non-profit which produces ethnography films/videos, based in Massachusetts. Claims to have the world's largest collection of films/videos on the !Kung San (Bushmen) of Namibia. John Marshall, President of DER, created the films The Hunters and N!ai, the Story of a !Kung Woman.

Doek. A Literary Magazine from Namibia
"publishes short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art from Namibia and the African diaspora." Issue 1 is August 2019. Based in Windhoek, Namibia.

Dovey, John - Military Pages
Information, articles, citations to publications, photos by South Africans who served in Angola and Namibia. Articles include the Counter Insurgency Manuel used re SWAPO prior to independence. Maintained by John Dovey.

"...independent documentary production company – was formed by Craig Matthew and Joëlle Chesselet in 1987 when South Africa was still governed by the apartheid system." Films include Katjira’s Dream on the Himba people’s contemporary challenges, Ochre and Water on the threat to the Himba of a new dam (includes music audio sample), Narrative of Betrayal on Angola, This crazy thing called Grace on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Based in Cape Town, South Africa.

DTA of Namibia (Democratic Turnhalle Alliance)
Opposition political party. Was the main opposition party from Independence to 1999.

E-mail list of the Commission on Education, Culture and Training (Namibia). Provides information about the Commission's work and a forum for debate for Namibians. "The Commission began its work at the end of January, and its final report is due in mid October 1999."
To subscribe send an email message to:
In the Message area put: subscribe EDCOM firstname lastname

Electoral Commission of Namibia
Full text documents such as the election results, political parties directory, Code of Conduct, polling stations, etc. Based in Windhoek.

A non-profit on-line environmental information resource. Has an e-magazine, One World (based in Austin, Texas) with articles on the Kalahari Desert (excerpts from The Harmless People by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas) and Ethiopia. There is a search facility which locates information on toxic waste dumping in African countries for example.

France. Ambassade (Windhoek)
In French and English. Includes history of French-Namibia relations, important phone nos. in Windhoek, list of medical professionals, information on French aid to Namibia.

Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (Windhoek)
In French and English. "The Cultural Centre's mission is to intensify the cultural cooperation between Namibia and France.It offers French language cultural activities, opens to the public a well endowed library, and organises French language courses, lectures, meetings, film or video shows, theatre plays and exhibitions."

Frontline Fellowship (Newlands, South Africa)
"...exist to further the cause of world evangelisation by missionary outreach to resistant or neglected areas and groups in Southern Africa." Has field reports from Angola, Namibia, Sudan, Zambia, Mozambique, newsletter reports on Sudan, Zimbabwe, sells books on related topics.

Geological Survey of Namibia
Information on mining in Namibia, describes their databases, the Minerals Act, the Annual Reports. Has a detailed geological map and maps to order.

The Global Seminar on the Information Society, Stanford Center for Telecommunications, October 21-Dec. 2, 1998
Online free seminar " provide students and other interested individuals from around the world with the opportunity to learn about and discuss the emerging information society." One of the projects to be discussed is "Access to Namibian Government Libraries" ( "Emphasis of the seminar is on the impacts of information technologies on society..." The seminar is run by Profs. Dale Harris (Stanford) and Björn Pehrson (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, KTH).

Gobabeb Training and Research Centre
"...founded in 1962 as the Namib Desert Research Station, by Dr. Charles Koch (1904-1970) in association with the Transvaal Museum." "The Gobabeb Library is the most extensive arid ecology library in Africa and the leading information centre on the Namib Desert." Based in Namib-Naukluft Park, 120 km from Walvis Bay, Namibia.

Has full text of The Scientific Papers of the Namib Desert Research Station

Gondwana Canyon Park. Fish River Canyon
In German. Maintained by Nature Investments Ltd., Windhoek, Namibia.

Government Gazettes, Where to Obtain Them
Message (May 1998) regarding which Namibia offices keep Namibia Government Gazettes.

Environmental news in Namibia. "Each day GREENINFO will distribute direct to your e-mail address, the headline and first fifty or so words of environmental news articles appearing in the local [Namibian] press. A live link to the newspaper's website is provided should you wish to read the whole article." Past messages are online.

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Harlech-Jones, Brian - A Small Space (1999)
Novel by a Namibian writer who is also dean of faculty at the University of Namibia. Has a synopsis and free sample chapter. $7 for the complete novel. Published by Online Originals, an online only publishing company based in London. Site gives free access to one complete work every month.

Harnas Wildlife Foundation
A farm, in Namibia, for "animals that would otherwise be shot or left to die in the wild." The farm is owned by Nick and Mariet Van der Merwe. "Harnas is not a zoo but a rehabilitation centre whose aim it is to release all animals back into the wild." See article in the San Francisco Examiner, March 1, 1998, Section T.

High Court of Namibia
"...the High Court is presided over by the Judge President and Judges of the High Court of Namibia. It has original jurisdiction to hear and adjudicate upon all civil disputes and criminal prosecutions, including cases which involve the interpretation...of the Constitution and the fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed thereunder........ also has jurisdiction to hear and adjudicate upon appeals from Lower Courts. Full text judgments and Acts such as the Anti-Corruption Act, the Labour Act. court/

Human and Constitutional Rights
Information up to 2008. Includes Bill of Rights Comparative Law Materials with constitutional law cases from around the world including Namibia, Zimbabwe in matters of land and property, citizenship, cultural communities, emergency powers, security of the person, freedom of movement, etc. Maintained by the Diamond Law Library, Columbia University Law School. Has Namibia and Zimbabwe pags.

Hunter, Justine - Spot the Difference. Namibias Political Parties Compared
Full text. Pub. 2005. 77 pages in PDF. Published by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung , Windhoek, Namibia.

The National Museum of Namibia's Biodiversity Inventory Programme (1999) was a community self-help exercise which enabled Namibian schools to obtain computer equipment, skills and Internet access in exchange for community services. "92 kids from 16 schools.... managed to computerize 20, 897 insect inventory records comprising 11 data fields (catalogue number, order, family, genus, species, collection locality, collector, no. of specimens and day, month year) representing 97, 696 specimens in the National Museum's insect collection.

Insight Namibia Magazine (Windhoek)

Institute for Public Policy Research
A non-profit conducting research on social, political and economic issues that affect development in Namibia. Basic economic information on Namibia. Full text documents such as the annual Budget Speeches, election reports, Namibia and climate change. Links to related sites. Based in Windhoek, Namibia.

Ithaka: an Introduction, by Kevin Guthri
Powerpoint presentation about Aluka, an Ithaka project to create an online database of scholarly resources for research and teaching and to preserve materials in danger of being lost. The first projects are three on Africa - documents from the Southern Africa liberation movements, African Plants and their uses, and the historic Kilwa island off the Tanzania coast. From the web site for the Association of Research Libraries, May 2004 meeting proceedings.

Journal of Namibian Studies (Essen, Germany)
Published by Otjivanda Presse, Essen, Germany. An interdisciplinary journal covering the humanities and the social sciences. Online articles, primary sources, book reviews.

Karakulia Namibia
Sells hand made wall hangings, rugs and carpets, can be custom-made. Established in 1979, based in Swakopmund, Namibia.

Kretzschmar, Uz
Blog with photographs of Kretzschmar's stay in 2003 at the Polytechnic of Namibia.

Labour Resource and Research Institute, LaRRI
Founded to "provide continuous training and policy research in areas such as labour legislation, collective bargaining, affirmative action, gender equality, Namibia's political economy and globalisation,..." Has full text reports: Export Processing Zones in Namibia, Playing the Globalisation Game: The implications of economic liberalisation for Namibia; NGO Survey, Privitisation, Pay Equity, Workers Rights, the SME Sector in Namibia, Foreign Direct Investment in Africa. Also has full text Workshop Papers such as on Globalisation and Employment. Based in Windhoek.

Larsen, Arne - Crop Pests (Namibia)
Information and images on crop pests from northern Namibia. Also has a page on Ombidi - Traditional African Vegetables. Larsen is an agronomist and amateur entomologist/photographer.

Legal Assistance Centre, LAC (Windhoek, Namibia)
"...a non-profit public interest law centre in Namibia, southern Africa. It litigates only in the
public interest: where a case is likely to have an impact beyond the people directly involved." Its AIDS Law Unit addresses the issue of discrimination. Other units: constitutional rights, gender advocacy, juvenile justice, land / environment, legal education. Has many full text reports, some full text court cases.

Lonker, Steve
Lonker a graphic and web site designer worked as a geologist in Zimbabwe. His site includes images of San (Bushman) rock art, African art in general, and accounts of his travels, from February 1994 to December 1995, in Zimbabawe, the Okavango Delta in Botswana, and Namibia. Also gardening (growing Southern African plants) and birds of Southern Africa. See the site map. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland.

[Mandume ya Ndemufayo] President Unveils Hero’s Monument
Speech, Friday, February 08, 2002, by President Sam Nujoma at the unveiling of a monument to King Mandume ya Ndemufayo. "King Mandume ya Ndemufayo, died fighting the Portuguese and British-South African colonial troops at the Oihole village in 1917." Gives an extended account of Mandume's resistance struggle against the British-South African and Portuguese forces. From the Namibia Government official web site's News Archive.

Meat Corporation of Namibia, Meatco
"More than half of Namibians make a living off cattle farming either directly or indirectly..." "Meatco’s main products are chilled, vacuum-packed beef cuts for export to international markets." Based in Windhoek, Namibia.

[Muafangejo] John Muafangejo Trust
Muafangejo "is now considered among the best exponents of linocut in the twentieth century." "official web site for both the works of the International Artist John Muafangejo and that of the John Muafangejo Trust which holds worldwide copyright to his work." Has a few examples of his linocuts. Based in Oxford, U.K.

Music and Musicians in Namibia
On Ngatukondje Nganjone. Artist profile, photographs, audio samples, Maintained by software developer Uwe Thiem.

M-Web Namibia
Internet service provider. Bought out IWWN and Club Internet.

Nam - 'Home of the Namibian Stars'
Artist biographies, photographs. Requires registration (free) to listen to music online.

Namibia, Republic of
Official government site. Has facts about Namibia, the government, economy, history, full text of the Constitution, an index of Ministries, full text government documents such as the White Paper on Energy Policy, news, etc.

Namibia Agricultural Union, NAU

Namibia. Anti-Corruption Commission
The Anti-Corruption Act, 2003 established the Commission. Annual reports, posters, songs, videos, brochures, pamphlets, press releases online.

Namibia Breweries Limited
Includes history, brewing process, their Corporate Social Responsibility program, their Softdrink Division, etc.

Namibia Civic and Voter Education Campaign
"...official Namibian Elections Support Consortium web site" History chronology, discussion forum (requires registration which is free), play the trivia game (Namibia and general democracy questions), related web sites.

Namibia Connection
"Showcases and supports Namibian music and arts and crafts, allows people to get directly involved and make a huge difference at the village level." Has list of locations for free computer use, list of Namibian grassroots, community-based organizations. Maintained by Zoe Sachs-Arellano, student at Harvard University and returned WorldTeach Namibia volunteer.

Namibia. Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Protection Act of 1994
Full text.

Namibia Development Journal (Windhoek)
E-journal published by the University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia. Access to articles requires (free) registration. On national development in Namibia. Vol. 1, No. 1 appeared 2007 (June).

Namibia Economist (Windhoek)
Current and past business / financial news. Includes statistics on Namibia. Has a discussion board. Web site of the print journal.

Namibia Information Workers Mailing List
List for sharing professional info with relevance to the Namibian community.!forum/naminfo-list

Namibia Instituite for Democracy (Windhoek, Namibia)
Non-political organization founded in 1991, develops civic education programs. Has many full text reports (in Adobe pdf) and posters prepared for campaigns on violence against women and children and disability. Full text reports cover democracy, affirmative action, the Married Persons Equality Act, the government and opposition, Labour Act, Accountability and Corruption in Namibia, What Every Voter Needs to Know, the Association of Regional Councils Consultative Conference, Law for All; Wills, Testaments and Estates; private arbitration, etc.

Namibia Internet Directory
Namibia business and general topics directory, hotels, car hire, government, etc.

Namibia Magazin
In German. Official journal of the Deutsch-Namibische Gesellschaft e.V. Has the table of contents and selected articles online.

Namibia. Ministry of Defence
Includes press releases, a brief history, etc. Address: Private Bag 13307, Windhoek - Republic of Namibia. Tel: 264-61-2049111. Fax: 264-61-232518. E-Mail:

Namibia. Ministry of Environment and Tourism. Official Travel and Tourism
Many full text publications and full text Research Discussion Papers . Maps, ArcView shapefiles. Section for studentsPlaces to visit, tourist tips, travel news/statistics, tourist offices, resorts, hotels, tours, airlines, car rental, related links. Has the Draft Tourism Policy for Namibia.

Namibia. Ministry of Finance

Namibia. Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources
Has policy statements (in Adobe PDF).

Namibia. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Information and Broadcasting
Has visa information, directory of Namibian embassies, national holidays, etc.

Namibia. Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare

Namibia. Ministry of Health & Social Services
Has health advice for visitors, press releases, Namibia's Basic Indicators time series (in dBase), Namibia HIV/AIDS Impact Modeling Exercise Data Files (requires the Spectrum program), population data (in dBase, Excel).

Namibia. Ministry of Lands and Resettlement
Has a Land Reform Document Centre, a Resettlement Document Centre, etc.

Namibia. Ministry of Mines and Energy
Has the full text (in Adobe PDF) of the White Paper on Energy Policy and other Ministry documents on electricity supply, electricity act, petroleum act, diamond act, health and safety regulations, etc.

Namibia. Ministry of Regional, Local Government and Housing
Has a country report, decentralisation newsletter,

Namibia. Ministry of Trade and Industry
Namibia's infrastructure, labor, utility rates, investment opportunities, Namibia Investment Centre contacts, trade preference agreements, trade fair calendar, incentives, full text of the export processing zone act, foreign investment act, the small and medium enterprise policy, etc. Namibia was 4th highest in the World Economic Forum's Africa Competitiveness Report 2000/2001.

Namibia. National Institute for Educational Development (NIED)
NIED, established in 1990, within the Ministry of Education and Culture " responsible for evaluating, designing and developing curricula for the educational system..." of Nambia. Site has the "Pilot Curriculum Guide for Formal Basic Education", National Core Subject Policy Guide: African Languages (25 pages), other full text publications and links to Namibia education sites.

See also Reform Forum. Full text of NIED's journal.

Namibia Nature Foundation (Windhoek, Namibia)
" promote sustainable development, the conservation of biological diversity and natural ecosystems, and the wise and ethical use of natural resources for the benefit of all Namibians..." Lists projects, has links to related sites.

Namibia. Office of the Ombudsman in Namibia

Namibia. Office of the Prime Minister

Namibia. Parliament
Official site. Full text of the Constitution, Budget speeches, Bills and status of Bills. Has sections for the National Assembly (members directory with profiles, committee composition) and National Council (members directory with profiles, committee composition).

Namibia. Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Lists staff, Namibia cabinet members, National Council members, National Assembly members, national holidays, official statements / papers by the Ambassador, government ministers, Namibia in the U.N.

Namibia Press Agency, NAMPA
Subscription required to access articles.

Namibia Resource Consultants . Namibia Research Policy Pages
Has full text of Research in Namibia: a system analysis and the Draft Research Policy for Namibia. Has a directory of data collections, research institutions, ethical issues and intellectual property issues, issues re research permits for overseas scholars, etc.

Namibia Statistics Agency
Full text reports. Has datasets - 2011 Population and Housing Census, National Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2009-2010, Namibia Labour Force Survey 2012, Demographic and Health Survey 2006-2007, national accounts, consumer price index, etc. Based in Windhoek, Namibia.

Namibia Trade Directory

Namibia Travel Online
In German and English. Tourism information, map of Namibia, shopping, guest farms, camping, hotels, environmental foundations, photographs (tourist attractions, buildings, wildlife, plants, etc.).

The Namibian
Major independent Windhoek newspaper edited by Gwen Lister. Has the full text of selected articles, sports, articles in Oshiwambo, historical background on the newspaper, "How it all began" by Gwen Lister, etc. U.S. libraries which receive The Namibian are the Library of Congress, Northwestern, Stanford (Hoover Library), Univ. of Virginia, Yale. The Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Namibia Resource Centre (Basel, Switzerland) receives the weekly edition.

Namibian Agronomic Board
"In terms of section 9 of the Agronomic industry Act, the objectives of the Board are to promote the agronomic industry and to facilitate the production, processing and marketing of controlled products in Namibia." Reports, statistics, prices. Links to related organizations. Based in Windhoek, Namibia.

Namibian Connection
Has an online guide book, Journey into Namibia, by Clive Cowley.

Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit (NEPRU)
NEPRU is an autonomous institution conducting "research for policy formulation and decision-making in strategic macro and socio- economic areas" concerning Namibia. Site has full text reports online, the Annual Report, Namibia Business Climate Survey, projects, lists of publications. The issues of Namibian Economy - A NEPRU Viewpoint from 1995 + are free at the web site.

Namibian Information Workers Association (NIWA)
National association of Namibian librarians and information professionals formed in 1990. Publishes NIWA-INFO Newsletter. Has a directory of internet sites in Namibia.

Namibian National Farmers Union, NNFU
"...a national federation of regional farmers unions....established in June 1992 to serve as a mouthpiece for Namibian communal and emerging farmers. The NNFU aims to increase food production for household security, enhance marketing of farming products to increase household income, increase participation and recognition of woman in farming,... " Full text reports online.

Namibian Network Information Centre
Site for registering a domain name under the Namibian Country Top Level Domain .na Based in Swakopmund, Namibia.

Namibian Stock Exchange
Stock prices, how to buy and sell, history, etc. "Africa's second largest stock exchange by market capitalization."
Travel and tourism directory, guide to properties in Namibia for buyers and sellers, very detailed maps of sections of towns, crafts for sale, articles on Namibia's history. Maintained by Elena Travel Services, Windhoek. Site owned by Sergei Mitrofanov.

Discussion list for librarians, information professionals in Namibia.To subscribe or unsubscribe, send a message to: In the body of the message, type: subscribe
(or unsubscribe) naminfo.

Unmoderated discussion group on Namibian topics. The Basler Afrika Bibliographien often posts an annotated bibliography of new monographs and articles on Namibia to the list. The list owner is Dr. Eberhard W. Lisse. To subscribe, send email to:
In the message area put: subscribe Namnet
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NamPower, Namibia Power Corporation
Namibia's national power supply company. Has issues of its newsletter, Watts On, the full text in Adobe PDF of its Rural Electricity Distribution Master Plan (16 vols.), the annual report, projects, AIDS awareness program, coloring book for kids (from Sacramento, Calif. SMUD), etc. Sometimes has environmental impact assessment reports. Address: Box 2864, Windhoek. Tel: (+264 61) 2054111, Fax: (+264 61) 232805

National Archives of Namibia
The site had databases for:

  • ARCAT - holdings in the Library of the National Archives.
  • FILES - records of the Government Archives
  • NAMCAT - holdings of over 20 libraries in Namibia
  • NATHES - theses on Namibia
  • PHOTO - citations only to the photograph collection

National Library of Namibia (Windhoek) Facebook Page
The library acquires everything published from and about Namibia. It holds the Randolph Vigne and Namibia Support Committee Collection. Has the 1997 Library Annual Report. Databases include
NAMLIT - for bibliographic records of publications about Namibia published anywhere. Covers 1778 to date. Library location is given. Namibia National Bibliography, NNB - bibliographic records of publications received on legal deposit by the National Library of Namibia. Covers 1990 to 1992.

National Museum of Namibia
Information on caves in Namibia, insect and other pests in Namibia (including a historical overview), the National Insect Collection, the Bird Dept., their journal Cimbebasia, a list of publications from the Archaeology Laboratory, etc.

Exhibitions include the Rock Art of Namibia and the Return of the Moon (modern San / Bushman paintings and rock engravings with suggested readings). Has links to many other Namibian museums.

Hosts the SAFRINET - BIONET web site (technical co-operation network between countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to promote and sustain realistic self-reliance in biosystematic services, particularly for invertebrates and other micro-organisms.)

National Society for Human Rights
"...a private, non-profit, non-partisan and para-legal human rights monitoring and advocacy organization in Namibia." Founded December 1, 1989. Has press releases, full text of the Constitution, annual report summaries, projects, publications list, etc. Has an e-mail list for their press releases or read them on the Yahoo Groups web site.

Nordic Africa Institute - Nordic Documentation on the Liberation Struggle in Southern Africa
Documents on the "...late 20th century history of national liberation in Southern Africa and the role of the Nordic countries..... primary source material available in government, NGO and personal archives...mainly in the Nordic languages, but when possible, English is indicated.....interviews with important actors, photographs, publications, posters and scanned newspaper clips from the period 1960-1996." The Nordic Africa Institute is based in Uppsala, Sweden.

Nujoma, Sam - Biography of the President of Namibia
Background history, awards received. Part of the Namibia Government site.

L'Observatoire Leonardo des arts et des technosciences has Afrique Virtuelle, an online gallery of artists with biographies, contact information. Includes Namibian painter, Ndasuunje Joseph Shikongeni John Ndevasia Muafangejo.

Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa
Helps whistleblowers, NGOs, media in exposing corruption. Country information on whistleblower legislation. Case studies reported are from the Democratic Rep. of the Congo, Namibia, South Africa. John Githongo and William Gumede are on its Advisory Board. [KF]

Polytechnic of Namibia (Windhoek)
"The Polytechnic of Namibia has its roots in the establishment of the Academy for Tertiary Education by Act No. 13 of 1980. Has Schools of Commerce & Management, Communications & Legal Training, Engineering & Applied Science and Centres for Hospitality Training and Distance Education, the library which has an online catalog, PolyCat and a newsletter called Bibliomane. student newspaper Echoes, etc.

Ounongo Repository - the Polytechnic's institutional repository for the knowledge assets or intellectual output of the Polytechnic's researchers, staff and post-graduate students. Full text articles, reports are online.

Power and Glory Films (Windhoek, Namibia)
In English and German. Produces "documentaries and features on topics ranging from wildlife and nature to socio-political issues, television movies, commercials and up-to-date news reporting." Provides "location scouting, research, production management and full productions..." E-mail:

Rally for Democracy and Progress, RDP
Opposition political party founded 17th November 2007 by former SWAPO members. Hidipo Hamutenya (former Foreign Minister) was its Presidential candidate in the 2009 election. party.

Religion in Namibia - Eric Morier-Genoud
Links to information about religion and Namibia on the web. Part of the Le Fait Missionnaire. Maintained by Eric Morier-Genoud.

Saunders, Christopher - "Transition in Southern Africa - Comparative Aspects" and Melber, Henning - "Liberation and Democracy in Southern Africa: The Case of Namibia
Pub. 2001. 28 p. Full text in Adobe PDF On "the experiences and prospects of democratisation under sovereign, legitimate political rule." From a public lecture "arranged by the Nordic Africa Institute and given by Christopher Saunders on "The Transitions to Democracy in Namibia and South Africa" on 5 April 2001. Henning Melber was a discussant at the presentation."

Schmidt, Wilhelm R. and Wolcke-Renk, Irmtraud Dietlinde.
Deutsch-Südwest-Afrika: Fotos aus der Kolonialzeit 1884 - 1918.
(Publication:Erfurt [Germany] : Alan Sutton, Year: 2001) 143 pages.  
In German. Full text of the book is online. Includes maps, many photographs - Windhoek, Swakopmund, Keetmanshoop, families, the military, railroads, diamond mining, train stations, the colonial Governors, Hendrik Witbooi, the Herero, Ovambo, etc.

SchoolNet Namibia
Site has closed. "SchoolNet Namibia's objective is to provide appropriate computer technology and Internet access to ALL schools in Namibia." Has a Schools Database of educational institutions. They received the 2002 APC Africa Hafkin Communications Prize for people-centred information and communications technology (ICT) policy.

Sentinel Projects
A publisher of personal accounts of South African conscripts in the South African Defense Force between 1975 and 1994 with many references to Namibia. An online book, Bad Guys, "...contains chapters from a variety of contributors describing experiences within the SADF between 1975 and 1993." Has a draft report by Barry Fowler of his South African Border Duty as a psychologist 22 June-Oct. 1, 1987. Maintained by Barry Fowler of Sentinel Projects.

[South African Defence Force] Unofficial SADF Information Page
"...information relating to the relatively recent history of the South African Defence Force." Has full text selections of personal accounts of South African military personnel who served in Angola, Namibia, and elsewhere. Maintained by Paul Anderson. Part of the South African Military Web Ring.

South West Africa People's Organisation, SWAPO
Site for the main political party, has issues of Namibia Today, the SWAPO Constitution, information on the party flag, information on its presidential candidate, National Assembly candidates, the election manifesto, list of party leaders, statistics on Namibia, etc.

Southern African Centre for Defence Information (SACDI)
A joint project of the Centre for Conflict Resolution and the Institute for Democracy in South Africa. "...established to deepen understanding of, and provide support for, debates surrounding defence and security issues in the sub-continent. To this end, it has established and maintains databases containing military and economic information for all the Southern African Development Community countries." Has the full text of Defence Digest, Working Papers and its Defence Digest Briefs. Based in Rondebosch, South Africa.

Southern African Institute for Environmental Assessment
"...a non-profit Environmental support sustainable development in Southern Africa through promoting the effective and efficient use of Environmental Assessment as a planning tool." Has the full text of the book, "Environmental Impact Assessment in Southern Africa" compiled by Peter Tarr, with country reports for Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia. Zimbabwe.

Southern African Regional Poverty Network
Information up to 2008. Established by the Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria. Its purpose is "To provide a facility for raising the level and quality of public debate on poverty across the Southern African Development Community - SADC." Has full text papers from a 2001 conference on Land Reform and Poverty Alleviation in Southern Africa, also additional papers on HIV/AIDS and land in KwaZulu-Natal, poverty issues by country and poverty indicators by country and an online newsletter.

Standard Bank Namibia
Information on services including international services.

Telecom Namibia Limited
"...the national telecommunications operator, established in August 1992 and wholly owned by the Government of the Republic of Namibia. Telecom Namibia is functioning as a commercialised company and as a subsidiary of its parent company, Namibia Post and Telecom Holdings Limited." Phone tariff costs. List of locations with wifi (mainly hotels).

TransNamib Holdings Ltd.
Road and rail transport company. Wholly owned by the Government of Namibia. Based in Windhoek, Namibia.

UNESCO World Heritage Site - Twyfelfontein
"Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes has one of the largest concentrations of rock petroglyphs, i.e. rock carvings, in Africa. Over 2,000 figures have been documented to date. Most of these well-preserved carvings represent rhinoceroses, elephants, ostriches, and giraffes, as well as drawings of human and animal footprints."

Has Statistics on health, education, nutrition, mortality, basic indicators for Namibia.

United Nations Progamme on HIV / AIDS
Has a Fact Sheet on HIV / AIDS and sexually transmitted infections, in Adobe pdf, on Namibia, a 2000 country report (in MS Word) for Namibia..

United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members - Namibia
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, the Governor of the Central Bank, the country's Ambassador to the U.S., and its U.N. Representative.

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook - Namibia
Information on the geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, defense. Prepared by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

U.S. Department of State. Report on Human Rights Practices - Namibia
2012 Report, 2011 Report, 2010 Report, 2009 Report, 2008 Report, 2007 Report, 2006 Report, 2005 Report, 2004 Report, 2003 Report, 2002 Report, 2001 Report, 2000 Report, 1999 Report, 1998 Report, 1997 Report, 1996 Report, 1995 Report, 1994 Report, 1993 Report.

United States. Embassy. Namibia
Information on consular / travel services, U.S. development assistance to Namibia, doing business in Namibia, U.S., profile of the Ambassador.

University Centre for Studies in Namibia (TUCSIN)
The Centre seeks to "foster the academic education of Namibians by implementing formal, informal or non-formal education projects." Sponsors the Rehoboth Museum. "Scholars, scientists or students involved in research in higher academical education in Namibia can become associated with TUCSIN..."

University of Cape Town Libraries. Occasional e-publications series
No. 1. Wilcox, Sarah Sadie - "South West Africa People's Organisation 1961- 1991: a guide to archival resources and special collections in the Western Cape, South Africa. Full text. 186 p., In PDF. University of Cape Town, 2004. (UCT Libraries. Occasional e-publications series Number 1.) Includes a foreword by Christopher Saunders.

University of Namibia
Information on univeristy history and administrative officers, faculty, courses, centres, student affairs, events, the Information and Learning Resource Centre, etc.

University of Namibia Library (Windhoek)
Information on staff, the Special Collections which include Namibiana, pages of the Subject Librarians. The University Archives has a database of holdings of the United Nations Institute for Namibia Collection and the Tjitendero Collection. The Library hosts the NAMLIT database of publications on Namibia published anywhere from 1778 to date. Has an online catalog. Access can be slow.

Full text documents are online.
Adolescent HIV Prevention Programme. My Future is My Choice - Mid-year Assessment Research phase: June 2004 to August 2004. Pub. by UNICEF. 41 pages in PDF
Gender & HIV/AIDS. Pub. by UNESCO Institute for Education and Southern Africa AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS). 41 pages in PDF.

University of Pennsylvania's Namibia Page
Has the CIA map, 1995 CIA World Factbook information, language information from Ethnologue, etc. UPenn's huge site also has a keyword search engine.

UUNet Internet Africa Namibia
An interet service provider in Namibia, also in South Africa.

Weiss, Holger - "They Did Not Want Us to be Here: Finnish Missionary Activity in Northern Namibia and its First Setbacks, 1869-1872
(University of Helsinki, Institute of Development Studies, Working Paper 1/99). See the list of publications and Weiss' paper.
Publications List:
Weiss Paper: Introduction

Directory of sites on Namibia, tourism, rugby, cricket. Based in Western Cape, South Africa.

Wilcox, Sarah Sadie - "South West Africa People's Organisation 1961- 1991: a guide to archival resources and special collections in the Western Cape, South Africa"
Full text. 186 p., In PDF. University of Cape Town, 2004. (UCT Libraries. Occasional e-publications series Number 1.) Includes a foreword by Christopher Saunders.

Windhoek International School
Secondary school. The purpose of the school is " serve the needs of the children of the international community in Namibia and of those Namibian families who are attracted by the unique character of the school..." Based in Windhoek, Namibia.

Working Group of Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa, WIMSA
NGO working to help the San, who are "...sometimes still referred to as ‘Bushmen'". Concerns the San living in Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, and Angola. Free on-line publications - intellectual property rights, education, youth, cultural rights, annual reports. Links to related sites. Based in Windhoek, Namibia.

World Bank Internet Connectivity Projects
Reports on Bank computer networking projects in Mozambique, Lesotho, Namibia. Use the SEARCH button to do a keyword search on Namibia.

A non-profit NGO based at the Harvard Institute for International Development. Has a program for volunteer teachers to Namibia and other countries. Volunteers pay a fee (c.$6,000).

Zambezi Society (Harare)
"...conservation group devoted solely to looking after the Zambezi, the finest and wildest river in Africa." Projects include biodiversity in Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, elephant research, black rhino protection, eco-tourism, Victoria Falls environmental problems. Has photographs, publications list, a map.

Zero Tolerance for Corruption Campaign
"The Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) initiated a three-year anti-corruption program in 2004" Corruption in Namibia timeline, the economic, social and political costs of corruption, examples of newspaper and radio anti-corruption ads.