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2018 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Namibian 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (Windhoek) - The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Namibia, for the calendar year 2019.
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2017

  • Oct
  • 21
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  • Namibian 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (Windhoek) - The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Namibia, for the calendar year 2018.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Namibian 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (Windhoek) - The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Namibia, for the calendar year 2017.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 5
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  • Namibian 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (Windhoek) - The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Namibia, for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Nov
  • 24
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  • Namibian Public Holiday November 27

    The Namibian (Windhoek) - Namibian Presidency spokesperson, Albertus Auchamub, has announced that, despite announcements to the contrary, President, Hage Geingob, had indeed declared Friday, November 27, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Namibia, on account of the local and regional authority elections being held in Namibia on that date.
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  • Mar
  • 17
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  • Namibian March 20 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    The Namibian (Windhoek) - An official from Namibia's Ministry of Information, Elizabeth Amagola, has issued another "Media Announcement" which dismisses recent rumours about a possible non-working public holiday on Friday, March 20, 2015.
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  • Jan
  • 22
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  • Namibian 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (Windhoek) - The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Namibia, for the calendar year 2015.
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2014

  • Oct
  • 17
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  • Namibia Election Day Public Holiday November 28

    The Namibian (Windhoek) - The Electoral Commission of Namibia has announced that, this time, Friday, November 28, 2014, the date of the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections had been declared and gazetted as a one off non-working public holiday in Namibia.
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2012

  • May
  • 16
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  • Namibian May 18 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    The Namibian (Windhoek) - Namibia's Ministry of Information and Communication Technology has issued an "Urgent Media Announcement" which flatly denies the recent rumours about a possible non-working public holiday on Friday, May 18, 2012.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Namibia Officially Rules Out Election Day Public Holiday

    The Namibian (Windhoek) - Namibia's Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana, has finally, and officially, confirmed that the Government Cabinet had decided that there was no need to declare Friday, November 27, 2009, the date of the upcoming presidential and general elections, a public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 21
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  • Namibian Electoral Public Holiday Update

    The Namibian (Windhoek) - Namibia's spokesperson for the Ministry of Information, Wilma Deetlefs, has announced that, so far, she had "not heard anything on a possible public holiday" on the upcoming November 27, presidential and general elections.
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Namibia Could Declare November 27 Public Holiday

    New Era (Windhoek) - Namibia's Deputy Director for Elections Operations, Theo Mujoro, has announced that it is the prerogative of the Office of the Prime Minister to declare Friday, November 27, 2009, a public holiday.
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  • May
  • 23
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  • Namibia Considers Changes To Public Holidays' Scope

    New Era (Windhoek) - Under pressure from the tourism industry, Namibia's Minister of Labour and Social Services (MoLSS) is to consider 6 variations to the Labour Act of 2007, which regulates the observance of public holidays in Namibia.
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  • May
  • 1
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  • Namibia Public Holidays Not For Enjoyment

    New Era (Windhoek) - Yesterday, Namibia's SWAPO ruling party Secretary for Information and Publicity, Jerry Ekandjo, castigated those who "opt to spend the [holi]days engaging in socially pleasurable activities", and reminded Namibians that "these are days for remembrance and not for enjoyment".
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2007

  • May
  • 24
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  • Namibia Declares Today A Half-Day Public Holiday For Civil Servants

    The Namibian (Windhoek) - President Hifikepunye Pohamba has declared a half-day public holiday, for this afternoon, beginning at 13:00 on Thursday May 24, for all civil servants.
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  • May
  • 16
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  • Namibia School Term Delayed Due To Africa Day Public Holiday

    The Namibian (Windhoek) - Due to the Africa Day public holiday, on Friday May 25, 2007, state schools will only reopen on Monday May 28, instead of Tuesday May 22.
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Namibia's Week With 2 Public Holidays

    The Namibian (Windhoek) - Reports indicate that many people are taking the week off, from April 30 to May 4, and that there are cases of companies actually closing down for the week.
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2005

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Namibia Clarifies 2005 Year-End Public Holidays

    The Namibian (Windhoek) - The permanent secretary of Namibia's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Loini Katoma, has issued a statement clarifying the 2005 dates for the Christmas public holiday and the Family Day public holiday.
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2000

  • Aug
  • 23
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  • Namibia Clarifies August 25 Status

    The Namibian (Windhoek) - To quash rumours that had been circulating that Friday, August 25, would be a holiday as Saturday, August 26, is Heroes Day, Permanent Secretary, Mocks Shivute, issued a statement that Friday, August 25, is not a public holiday.
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See also: Namibia bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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