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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)

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Our Reading Trolleys and Reading Corners Are Finally in Namibia!

We have great pleasure to announce that our first Reading Trolley and Reading Corner have finally arrived in Windhoek and are available for purchase at NPH and Macmillan Education Namibia Bookstore at 19 Faraday Street in Southern Industrial! They are a perfect solution to any Primary School with space constraints and where access to variety of books for Junior Primary Phase is limited.

The Reading Trolley features:

Our General Manager, Deon de Waal, posing with the Reading Trolley and Reading Corner Set
Our General Manager, Deon de Waal, posing with
the Reading Trolley and Reading Corner Set
  • 350 books (90 Grade 1 books, 120 Grade 2 books, 140 Grade 3 books). The book sets can be customised according to language required
  • is strong, durable, with mesh panels and 4 swivel casters (2 lockable) for easy moving and storing
  • is lockable and has adjustable shelves with dividers to keep books of different sizes in order, and 4 additional A4 shelves that hook onto side panels
  • Dimensions: Height - 1300 mm; Length - 1000 mm, Width - 300 mm
  • Colour: Red (Lead-free powder coating)
  • The slogan on the Header board can be customised and sponsor details added if required.


The Reading Corner includes:
  • 4 PVC foam floor mats in red, greed, blue and yellow (Dimensions: 1 m x 1 m, 40 mm thick), and a set of 10 PVC round cushions in various colours with Velcro closure
  • 2 red wooden browsing boxes
  • red wooden easel for big book or posters
  • full-colour A1 posters linked to Junior Primary Phase Syllabus themes
  • full-colour A4 alphabet cards
  • grade-specific book packs for Junior Primary Phase, depending on the corner ordered (Grade 1 - 90 books; Grade 2 - 120 books, Grade 3 - 140 books).
The Reading Trolley and Reading Corners are a great way to create a comfortable and inviting setting in any Junior Primary classroom (from Pre-Primary to Grade 3) in order to encourage the love for books and reading in young learners from the start!

They are also a wonderful gift a company can sponsor for their local Junior Primary School as a way of giving back to the community!

Do not wait, order yours today J

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

175th Anniversary Celebration of Springer Brand Has Reached Namibia!

In today's economy, with businesses opening and closing down equally often, not many people can proudly say that they are part of a company that has a 175-year-old legacy.

Namibia Publishing House and Macmillan Education Namibia, as part of global Macmillan Group, join in this year's celebration of the Spinger brand's 175th anniversary. We are honoured to be part of a company that from its humble beginnings grew to be recognised as one of the best educational publishers worldwide.

Happy 175th Birthday Springer!



NPH and Macmillan Education Namibia Team
NPH and Macmillan Education Namibia Team

Monday, 27 March 2017

NPH Welcomes Our New Senior Sales and Marketing Representative!

It takes a real family relationship within the company to keep employees coming back!
Namibia Publishing House and Macmillan Education Namibia are happy to announce that one of our long-standing employees has joined us again after a brief absence!

Freddy Kaulinge Nafuka, NPH Senior Sales and Marketing Representative
Freddy Kaulinge Nafuka, NPH Senior Sales and Marketing Representative
Freddy Kaulinge Nafuka first joined the company, back then known as Gamsberg Macmillan Publishers, in April 2000 as an editor for Oshikwanyama Mother Language. He was later appointed a Marketing Officer and, over the years, worked his way up to the position of a Senior Publisher for African Languages. He briefly left the company in 2015 to pursue personal business ventures, but publishing is in his blood and he couldn't resist when we called him to join us again in our Sales and Marketing Department.


Welcome back Freddy! We are happy to see your beautiful smile again!