Recent News

Rosalia Nghidinwa

September 1, 2014

Money main cause of killings – research

MOST men in prison for killing their girlfriends, said they committed the crimes because they had invested so much money in their victims.This was revealed at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences’ 6th Annual Research Conference organised by th …

September 1, 2014

Tolerance, a Cornerstone for Diversity

‘Tolerance, a Cornerstone for Diversity’ was the general theme of the University’s cultural festival for the year. The keynote address was delivered by Chief Sofia Jacob of the !xoo in Aminuis, situated in the Omaheke Region. The Chief greatly admired, and emphasized the importance of internationally acclaimed tertiary institutions like the university still celebrating and withholding cultural bloodlines.

Dr John Steytler and Prof Lazarus Hangula.

August 29, 2014

NSA and UNAM partner up

The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) and the University of Namibia (UNAM) have partnered together in an effort to add value to the utilisation of statistics in Namibia. The two parties recently signed a memorandum of understanding at the University’s Main Campus, with the UNAM Vice Chancellor, Prof Lazarus Hangula, and Statistician-General, Dr John Steytler, acting as signatories to the agreement on behalf of their respective institutions.

UNAM students studying basic Mandarin (Chinese) with the Confucius Institute during their time in China.

August 29, 2014

Confucius Institute treat students to a Chinese Experience

Students studying basic Mandarin (Chinese) with the Confucius Institute at the University of Namibia were selected to take part in a two week long summer camp in Beijing, China. It ran from the 2nd of July 2014 to the 15th of July 2014.

Dr Samuel K Amoo

July 23, 2014

Senior lecturer publishes book on Property Law

A senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law, published a much needed book on property law in Namibia; a field that has very little local material available in the country. The name of the book is appropriately titled ‘Property Law in Namibia’.


Dr Amukugo receiving her Award, with left Annelize Wepener: CEO of CEO Holdings, Mr Tsietsi Mokhele: CEO of SAMSA and right Yvonne Finch: Chairperson of the judging process for Africa’s most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards.

September 2, 2014

Staff member honoured as leader at continental awards ceremony

Dr Elizabeth Amukugo, Head of Educational Foundations and Management at the University of Namibia (UNAM), has had the distinct honour of being recognised as one of Africa’s leading women at the 2014 SADC Regional Event of Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government.

Authors of the Book pose shortly after the launch, pictured here with UNAM Press Publisher, Jane Katjavivi (Far left), and Judge President Petrus Damaseb (third from right). Authors are Ndjodi Ndeunyema (Second from left), followed by Loide Shaparapara, and Clever Mapaure (second from reight). Two authors, Pilisino Masake and Festus Weyulu were absent.

August 29, 2014

UNAM Law scholars write book

Remarkable Law scholars at the University of Namibia (UNAM) have produced a pioneering book on law practice entitled ‘The Law of Pre-Trial Criminal Procedure in Namibia’. This book will serve as a valuable addition to the library of law in the country, which is currently devoid of local legal narratives. The book, which is the first of its kind in the country, discusses the law relating to the pre-trial criminal process in Namibia in detail, capturing various aspects and elements of the pre-trial process in Namibia within a single text. It introduces the reader to the fundamental principles and values underlying Namibian criminal law, through a systematic examination of the provisions of the 1977 Criminal Procedure Act of South Africa, as amended, which still regulates criminal procedure in Namibia, the amendments to it since 1990, and relevant Namibian Case Law.

August 8, 2014

Expertise provided by Cardiff University will be used to help save lives in an African country desperately lacking skilled medical staff, as part of a wide-ranging partnership.Cardiff will work with the University of Namibia to share knowledge, trainin …