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Friday, 3 March 2017

Namibia Celebrates Mother Language Day!

The UNESCO International Mother Language Day celebration has finally reached Namibia! Hosted by UNESCO and in partnership with various stakeholders, the event took place on 21 February, at the GZ Function Centre in Windhoek, in form of a Seminar on the future of Namibia's Mother Languages.

Honourable Anna Esther Nghipondoka, Deputy Minister, MoAC, delivering a keynote address
Honourable Anna Esther Nghipondoka, Deputy Minister,
MoAC, delivering a keynote address
Among the guest speakers were: His Worship Councillor Muesee Kazapua (Mayor of Windhoek), Honourable Laura Mcloed-Katjirua (Governor, Khomas Region) and Honourable Esther Nghipondoka (Deputy Minister, MoEAC), who delivered the keynote address.

Director and UNESCO Representative to Namibia, Dr Jean-Pierre Ilboudo, made an opening statement and stressed the significance of UNESCO International Mother Language Day for Namibia.

The event was chaired by Fr Rod April (Secretary General - NATCOM), who presided over the official part, as well as Ms Gwen Lister, (Namibia Media Trust), who facilitated a panel discussion on development of publishing, promotion and preservation of Namibian local languages.

From left: Mr Axaro Thaniseb, Dr Jean-Pierre Ilboudo, Hon. Laura Mcloed-Katjirua, Hon. Anna Esther Nghipondoka, His Worship Councillor Muesee Kazapua and Mr Sidney Boois
From left: Mr Axaro Thaniseb, Dr Jean-Pierre Ilboudo,
Hon. Laura Mcloed-Katjirua, Hon. Anna Esther Nghipondoka,
His Worship Councillor Muesee Kazapua and Mr Sidney Boois



Namibia Publishing House as the main publisher of textbooks and literature in local languages was there to take part in the Seminar and the panel discussions. We hope that this event will generate a much needed revival in the cultivation of Namibia's local languages.
From left: Mr Axaro Thaniseb,  Hon. Laura Mcloed-Katjirua, Hon. Anna Esther Nghipondoka,  His Worship Councillor Muesee Kazapua, Dr Jean-Pierre Ilboudo and Fr Rod April
From left: Mr Axaro Thaniseb,  Hon. Laura Mcloed-Katjirua, Hon. Anna Esther Nghipondoka, 
His Worship Councillor Muesee Kazapua, Dr Jean-Pierre Ilboudo and Fr Rod April


Eldorado High School Choir
Eldorado High School Choir





Eldorado High School Choir and the Ondunga Cultural Group performed several songs in the local languages to the great entertainment of the audience.

Ondunga Cultural Group
Ondunga Cultural Group









Wednesday, 8 February 2017

UNESCO to Host a Namibia Indigenous Language Seminar!

On Monday 23 January, the Windhoek National Office of UNESCO met with various stakeholders from the Ministry of Education Arts and Culture, NIED, publishers and Namibia Editors Forum for a Steering Committee meeting to prepare for the UNESCO International Mother Language Day Celebration that will be held on 21 February 2017.

Within the framework of this celebration, UNESCO office will host a Namibia Indigenous Language Seminar that will take place on 21 February 2017 at the Gateway Conference Centre in Windhoek.

This is the first time that Namibia will be officially celebrating the Mother Language Day with the rest of the world. Seeing that there are about 13 main languages spoken in Namibia, this celebration is bound to attract wide interest from all the indigenous groups in the country.

With the number of learners who speak their mother tongue at home on decline these days, the Seminar, held as part of the celebration of the Mother Language Day, is highly anticipated by publishers and teachers alike. 

The main goals of the Seminar are:
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  • to take stock of the current status of Namibia's Indigenous Languages 
  • to involve the various stakeholders in discussion and production of an effective framework for the successful development of Namibia's Indigenous Languages
  • to support existing structures and initiatives in their efforts to popularise the use of Namibia's Indigenous Languages.
Namibia Publishing House welcomes the invitation to the Seminar and supports UNESCO's efforts in initiating a dialogue on the state of the Indigenous Languages in Namibia. We strongly encourage all the stakeholders to attend!

Monday, 9 January 2017

The Managing Director of the Schools division at Macmillan Education visits Namibia!!!

Last week our General Manager of Macmillan Education Namibia, Mr Deon de Waal, surprised Emma Bourne, Managing Director of the Schools division at Macmillan Education, who just landed at Walvis Bay for a short and sweet holiday with her husband, by swooping them of the airport arrivals terminal to show them a few of Namibia's best sightseeing spots nearby.
Deon de Waal and Emma Bourne with husband at Dune 7
Deon de Waal and Emma Bourne with husband at Dune 7
Emma has visited Namibia numerous times, but had little opportunity to venture outside of Windhoek. We are extremely happy that she and her husband chose Namibia for their holiday destination this year. 
As they make their way to Sossusvlei to enjoy more of our country's beauty, we at Namibia Publishing House would like to wish them a safe journey, filled with wonderful experiences of the pristine environment that mother nature has to offer during their Namibian adventure!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

End-of-year Announcements

Dear Valued Customers,

FESTIVE SEASON CLOSURE

From today, there are only a few days left till Christmas! The festive season is once again approaching at a rapid pace.

Our company will be closed to the public for our annual stock take from Friday, 9 December till Friday, 16 December.

We will also be closed during this festive period from Thursday at 12h00, 22 December 2016 and will reopen on Tuesday at 08h00, 3 January 2017. 

The deadline for all December orders will be 16 December, 2016. Delivery of orders will only be available until 19 December. Orders required with later delivery dates must be collected.

On behalf of all at NPH, we sincerely thank you for supporting us throughout this year. We would like to extend our best wishes to you and your families for this festive season and the coming New Year 2017.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

NPH Team

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

History Workshop for Erongo Region Currently Taking Place in Swakopmund

Junior Secondary History Teachers from all circuits in Erongo Region have been invited to attend the History Workshop at Swakopmund. The aim of the workshop is to streamline the implementation of the new curriculum for school year 2017 in the region.
Our Sales Representative, Irvin Masule, has joined the workshop to promote our approved Solid Foundations series for History and to enable teachers to discuss the content of this series with the author herself, who is present at the workshop.
Junior Secondary History Teachers from Erongo Region
Junior Secondary History Teachers from Erongo Region

Our approved Solid Foundations History Grade 8 and 9 Learner's Books:


Friday, 30 September 2016

Eros Primary School visits NPH offices




NPH was in for a nice surprise when the Principal of Eros Primary School, Ms Jacobina Hamata, accompanied by two of her best learners visited our offices with a beautiful flower arrangement. The learners showed their appreciation for the certificates we have designed and printed for the school earlier this month. 

Norma Brand, Eros PS HoD with two of her learners, General Manager of NPH Deon de Waal and Foibe Amutenya

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Textbook Exhibition for the Newly Approved Junior Secondary Materials at the Mao Zedong Secondary School a Great Success!

It has only been a few weeks since the announcement of the submission results for the Junior Secondary Phase materials and the teachers are already keen to place their orders. It was therefore a great opportunity for the publishers to attend yesterday's Textbook Exhibition organised by the Directorate of Education, Arts and Culture and hosted at the the hall of the Chairman Mao Zedong High School in Otjomuise, Windhoek.

Teachers from the majority of schools in Windhoek and surrounding areas were present at the exhibition, as were Senior Education Officers and Head of Departments. Namibia Publishing House made most of this opportunity to promote our newly approved SOLID FOUNDATIONS materials for Grades 8-9, give out full sets of promotional copies of the books and posters to schools and interact with teachers.

Laimi Gideon giving out promo copies to teachers
Laimi Gideon giving out promo copies to teachers
Promotional Poster on Road Safety for Grades 1-3
Promotional Poster on Road Safety for Grades 1-3




At the same time, our devoted marketing team, Nikanor, Vaino and Irvin, have been visiting schools throughout the country, doing exactly the same, distributing promotional copies of the SOLID FOUNDATIONS series of textbooks, posters and our 2016-2018 Catalogues for our approved materials.

Promotional Poster with Periodic Table of the Elements for Grades 8-9
Promotional Poster with Periodic Table of the Elements for Grades 8-9








We are confident that teachers will now be able to make informed decisions about their choice of textbooks for school year 2017 and will join NPH in building our nation on SOLID FOUNDATIONS!