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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Our work this year

As the year slowly draws to a close, it is time to reflect on the work our NPH  and Macmillan Education Namibia Team have done in 2018.

1.   We worked hard to develop high quality materials for the Senior Secondary Phase: the results are 8 approved Solid Foundations Grades 10 and 11  titles for NSSCO out of 11 submitted! That is a great success for us all!

                 
  
               

2.    We also travelled across all regions to promote these newly approved titles, distributing promotional copies to Senior Secondary Schools and attending several workshops for the new curriculum implementation.

       



3. We published a Second Edition of the highly popular Le Roux and Müller's Field Guide to the Trees & Shrubs of Namibia, launched in July.















4.  We also made book donations to various schools and libraries across the country, and supported several prize-giving ceremonies for best performing learners, including the Regional Awards Ceremony held in Otjiwarongo in April.





4.   We donated funds to the Cheetah Conservation Fund!




It has been a difficult year for the Namibian economy, with budget cuts affecting education most. With that, we would like to express our gratitude to the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture for continuously relying on Namibia Publishing House and Macmillan Education Namibia for provision of quality affordable materials for our learners and teachers. We look forward to your continued support in 2019!

Friday, 10 August 2018

NPH comes out on top with Senior Secondary Materials for NSSCO

Namibia Publishing House and Macmillan Education Namibia Teams have been working very hard to provide Namibian learners with top quality materials at an affordable price for the new curriculum for NSSCO. The hard work we have put in over the past year has finally paid off! Our approved titles for Grades 10 and 11 are:

  • Solid Foundations Accounting Grades 10 and 11 Learner's Book and Teacher's Guide for NSSCO
















      • Solid Foundations Agricultural Science Grades 10 and 11 Learner's Book and Teacher's Guide for NSSCO
















      • Solid Foundations Biology Grades 10 and 11 Learner's Book and Teacher's Guide for NSSCO
















        • Solid Foundations Chemistry Grades 10 and 11 Learner's Book and Teacher's Guide for NSSCO
















        • Solid Foundations Development Studies Grades 10 and 11 Learner's Book and Teacher's Guide for NSSCO
















        • Solid Foundations English Second Language Grades 10 and 11 Learner's Book and Teacher's Guide (incl. CD) for NSSCO
















        • Solid Foundations History Grades 10 and 11 Learner's Book and Teacher's Guide for NSSCO















        • Solid Foundations Physics Grades 10 and 11 Learner's Book and Teacher's Guide for NSSCO
















        In our Solid Foundations textbooks for NSSCO, we took extra care to facilitate learners' optimal performance during their final examination at the end of Grade 11 and give them opportunities to practise their exam writing skills. 
        • Our textbooks are both learner-friendly and accessible.
        • They include numerous activities, summaries, exam practice and exam focus sections to help learners study regularly, practice the concepts taught and get a glimpse into what the exam will look like.
        • They enable teachers to develop learners' higher cognitive skills of analysis, interpretation and evaluation, which are important during the examination. 
        Our dedicated team of Sales Representatives is currently visiting Senior Secondary Schools all over the country, distributing promotional materials. 
        Do not hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions regarding our approved titles for NSSCO! 

        Tel: 061 232 165

        Monday, 9 July 2018

        Le Roux and Müller's Field Guide to the Trees & Shrubs of Namibia Second Edition Is Officially Launched!

        Last Saturday at Namibia Scientific Society, Namibia Publishing House and Macmillan Education Namibia launched the Second Edition of Le Roux and Müller's Field Guide to the Trees & Shrubs of Namibia. It was a great occasion for all tree lovers, amateur and professional botanists and flora enthusiasts in general to come together and celebrate the release of the Second Edition of this very popular "botanical Bible".

        After opening remarks by Freddy Nafuka (NPH), the floor was given to the publisher, Patrycja Chyla-Malima. Then, Esmerialda Strauss from the National Botanical Research Institute shared a few words on her experience with the first edition of the field guide. 

        Since only one author, Barbara Curtis, was in the country at the time of the launch, a speech from Piet le Roux and a video message from Coleen Mannheimer were shared with the gathered audience. Barbara then, took us through the changes made, highlighting the advantages of the Second Edition.
        Barbara Curtis delivering a message from Piet le Roux
        Barbara Curtis, delivering a message
        from Piet le Roux
        Coleen Mannheiner, speaking from New Zealand
        Coleen Mannheiner, speaking from New Zealand




        Author Barbara Curtis during her presentation
        Author Barbara Curtis during her presentation

























        Elna and John Irish and Esmerialda Strauss
        Elna and John Irish with Esmerialda Strauss
















        The launch was an opportunity for many friends in the filed to meet and catch up. 


        NPH would like to thank all flora enthusiasts who made it to Namibia Scientific Society to share this special occasion with us. 


        Barbara Curtis signing a copy of her book for Wessel Swanapoel
        The author signing a copy of her book for
        Wessel Swanapoel








        Thanks to all who bought the copy of the book. We hope that it will exceed your expectations and will become your trusted field companion for many years to come.
        The author with NUST students and close friends
        The author with NUST students and close friends
        NPH team with the author
        NPH team with the author

        Tuesday, 26 June 2018

        Le Roux and Müller's Field Guide to the Trees & Shrubs of Namibia Second Edition is now in store!




        Namibia Publishing House and Macmillan Education Namibia are pleased to announce that the highly anticipated new edition of the very popular field guide to the Namibian woody plants is now available. 


        All flora enthusiasts, local or visiting, are welcome to pop into our book shop on 19 Faraday Street to purchase their copy.

        The guide will be a perfect gift to any tree lover out there, so don't hesitate to place your orders!

        Call 061 232 165 and ask for Le Roux and Müller's Field Guide to the Trees & Shrubs of Namibia Second Edition (ISBN 978-99916-2-821-9).

        Friday, 27 April 2018

        Welcome May!

        This year, month May turns out to be generous for us Namibians, with all four national public holidays falling during the working week:

        • Worker's Day - Tuesday, 1 May
        • Cassinga Day - Friday, 4 May
        • Ascension Day - Thursday, 10 May
        • Africa Day - Friday, 25 May.

        At Namibia Publishing House and Macmillan Education Namibia, we remain open from Monday to Friday and only close our offices during the public holidays, Saturdays and Sundays.

        We wish all our clients safe travels during the coming weeks, and count on your continued support through the year!


        NPH and Macmillan Team


        Thursday, 29 March 2018

        NPH New Trading Hours

        As of beginning of this month, we have changed our trading hours in order to have sufficient time for processing daily transactions. 

        We are now open to the public: 
        From Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
        We also remain open during lunch hour.
        Telephone enquiries can still be made until 5 p.m.

        We apologise if this change causes any inconvenience.
        We appreciate your understanding and continued support.

        Yours in Education

        NPH and Macmillan Education Namibia Team


        Wednesday, 28 February 2018

        Attention All Tree Lovers! Coming soon...


        It has been nearly a decade since the first publication of the popular Le Roux and Müller’s Field Guide to the Trees & Shrubs of NamibiaOver the years, the guide has become a trusted field companion to the flora enthusiasts as well as specialists in the field visiting our country.

        Namibia Publishing House is pleased to announce that the Second Edition of the guide is in the making, coming out by May 2018. 

        Comprehensively updated by editors Coleen Mannheimer and Barbara Curtis, it will feature:
        • more than 1 000 photographs, of which over 400 are new
        • additional species descriptions, including seven species new to science
        • a description, distribution map and photos of all aspects of the plant, where possible, for each species
        • highlights to the distinguishing characteristics
        • local names to most species
        • keys to families, genera and species, as well as hints on field identification, habitat and uses 
        • revised and expanded main key, with drawings and photos to help the reader
        • colour-coding for most important families along the margins for ease of reference.

        This Second Edition of the guide to Namibian woody plants will appeal to the botanists and laymen alike. It will be a perfect gift to any tree lover out there, so don't hesitate to place your orders!

        Call 061 232 165 and ask for Le Roux and Müller’s Field Guide to the Trees & Shrubs of Namibia Second Edition ISBN 978-99916-2-821-9.
        Sample pages of Le Roux and Müller’s Field Guide to the Trees & Shrubs of Namibia Second Edition
        Sample pages of Le Roux and Müller’s Field Guide to the Trees & Shrubs of Namibia Second Edition