Namibian Sun

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Namibian Sun
Namibian Sun front page.png
Front page of 11 October 2016 issue
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Namibia Media Holdings
Editor Festus Nakatana
Founded 2007

The Namibian Sun is a daily tabloid newspaper in Namibia. It was launched on 20 September 2007 as a weekly tabloid newspaper published on Thursdays.[1] It had an initial print run of 36,000. The paper publishes mostly in English with some pages in Oshiwambo and targets a readership aged between 18 and 40.[2] It has been published daily since 2010.[3]

The Namibian Sun is published by Namibia Media Holdings (formerly Democratic Media Holdings[2]) which also publishes Allgemeine Zeitung and Die Republikein.[4] While AZ has a German-speaking readership, and Republikein targets Afrikaans speakers, the Namibian Sun focuses on an English-speaking audience.[1] It is similar to the South African Daily Sun in layout and features.[5]

The editor-in-chief is Festus Nakatana.[6] The previous editor was Toivo Ndjebela.[7]


  1. ^ a b "NAB 'owns' in Namibia". 14 September 2007. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Rothe, Andreas (2010). Media System and News Selections in Namibia. LIT Verlag. p. 36. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Our History". Namibia Media Holdings. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "About Us". Namibia Media Holdings. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Rothe, Media System and News Selections in Namibia, p. 37.
  6. ^ "Meeting with the Editor in Chief, The Namibian Sun, 12 January 2017". High Commission of Malaysia, Windhoek. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "New Editor for Namibian Sun". Namibian Sun. 17 April 2012. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 

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