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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

Friday, 2 February 2018

2018 and counting ...

Mr Davids in his signature brooding pose
Mr Davids in his signature brooding pose
The past 6 months have been extremely busy for us here at NPH as we are in the midst of developing new materials for Grades 10-11 learners for submission in May this year.

We have been lucky to have a new member join our team of publishers, Mr Laurentius Davids, who although retired now from his position at NIED as a Chief Education Officer for African Languages, feels young at heart and ready to contribute to education this time as a publisher. 

We welcome you wholeheartedly, Kaikhoeb! (Grandpa in Khoekhoegowab)

End of the year also brought a much needed break to all of us at the NPH team and an opportunity to kick back and enjoy!

Photo booth fun with Foibe, Freddy, Dina, Patricia and Laimi
Photo booth fun with Foibe, Freddy,
Dina, Patricia and Laimi
Office hotties: Norma, Anetta, Cynthia and Sanmari
Office hotties: Norma, Anetta,
Cynthia and Sanmari
Men of the hour: Oscar, Tate Mathias and Tate Freddy
Men of the hour: Oscar, Mathias, Freddy


We are now re-energised 
and ready to face 
the year head-on!

Vaino
Vaino

Irvin
Irvin
Daniel
Daniel
Corné
Corne
Ambros
Ambros

Golden couple: Deon and Wilma
Golden couple: Deon and Wilma

Monday, 7 August 2017

The Recent Happenings

There are always new things big and small happening in education in Namibia. NPH team tries as far as possible to follow all events and get involved where we can. The past week was no exception!
Dalia Uusiku (centre), Miss People's Primary School 2017
Dalia Uusiku (centre),
Miss People's
Primary School 2017 
  • On Friday, 4 August, People's Primary School (Katutura, Windhoek) held a Miss PPS beauty contest. NPH was happy to sponsor the trophy for the winner of this beauty pageant.

Deon de Waal of NPH handing a trophy to  John Muyambango of PPS,  who accepted it on behalf of the school
Deon de Waal of NPH handing a trophy to 
John Muyambango of PPS, 
who accepted it on behalf of the school




















  • Also on Friday, Windhoek Vocational Training Centre held its annual graduation ceremony and NPH was singled out as the provider of the best textbooks on the market that help learners achieve best results. 
Norma Brand of NPH with the Certificate of Appreciation from WVTC
Norma Brand of NPH with the Certificate of Appreciation from WVTC
  • At the same time, Ministry of Education Arts and Culture hosted the official address on the State of Education, Arts and Culture in Namibia, where the First Lady Monica Geingos was a special guest. Hon. Minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa informed the nation on the successes and challenges within the ministry at the Chairman Mao Zedong Secondary School Hall in Otjomuise, Windhoek. She also launched the Friends of Education in Namibia Special Initiative (FENSI). This initiative aims to bring on board all the willing and able individuals to support the government in addressing the various needs in basic education in Namibia. NPH as a long-term partner in education was invited to take part in this event.

Freddy Nafuka of NPH, Hon. Katrina Hanse-Himarwa (MEAC), Irvin Masule of NPH and Hon. Ester Anna Nghipondoka (Deputy MEAC)
Freddy Nafuka of NPH, Hon. Katrina Hanse-Himarwa (MEAC),
Irvin Masule of NPH and Hon. Ester Anna Nghipondoka (Deputy MEAC)