Join us on our digital journey

25 August 2019 | Columns

Gerine Hoff



What you're holding in your hands right now – this collaborative Windhoek Express/Erongo newspaper – is our last printed edition.

While we're a little sad to say goodbye to good ol' paper on the one hand, on the other our collective team in Windhoek and Swakopmund are very excited about being the first newspapers in the Namibia Media Holdings stable to go fully online. This also means you'll be hearing from us every day.

While the decision to stop our printed edition was not an easy one, the reality is that besides printing costs that are prohibitive for small publications like ours, getting hold of paper for printing purposes remains a challenge.

What counts in our favour is that our online footprint is much bigger than our printed platform. Also, going online creates more opportunities for us, including competing with broadcasters in getting the freshest news out there much quicker. On the web and our respective Facebook pages, Windhoek Express and Erongo will be going live more often, and we can include coverage with video.

Given that our team is so small, we realise we won't be able to cover every meeting and every bit of news. What we are aiming for is covering more human interest stories and generating original reporting. Those kind of stories that have a truly lasting impact.

However, our printed contributions aren't disappearing completely. While our weekly editions will no longer appear in print as from next week, Erongo will publish four dedicated pages in our sister publication Republikein every Tuesday. Also, both Erongo and Windhoek Express' popular focused editions will be published in Republikein on an ad hoc basis – Windhoek Express' first being a focus on Prosperita, published on 2 September.

Our regular readers might have seen my colleague Leandrea Louw's column of last week. She wrote about how change is scary and that we often tend not to be adaptable when it comes to change. In that same light, though, everything around us is constantly evolving, and along with that, we need to evolve too.

And we're ready to embrace this change.

That is why our dedicated editorial team – myself and Yolanda Nel in Windhoek, and Otis Finck, Leandrea Louw, Adolf Kaure and Iréne-Mari van der Walt at the coast – along with our respective marketing teams, will continue serving our readers and clients, bringing you feel good stories from the communities we serve.

Please feel free to share with us your stories and those of people who inspire you. Good news needs to be shared!

We invite you to join us on this exciting journey into the future.

Similar News

 

The evolution of change

1 year - 18 August 2019 | Columns

Leandrea Louw Change is scary and as humans we're not very adaptable when it comes to change. Yet everything around us is constantly evolving,...

We live and we learn

1 year - 11 August 2019 | Columns

Iréne-Mari van der WaltThe great irony attached to most social movements of the 21st century is that, despite being aimed at pushing and broadening labels...

Out of reach

1 year - 04 August 2019 | Columns

Otis FinckAs the housing waiting lists keep on growing, prices for a place to live and call your own continue to skyrocket. The prospect of...

Penny wise and pound foolish

1 year - 28 July 2019 | Columns

Gerine Hoff While the renaming of streets in the capital continues un­abated – one would swear the City of Windhoek has spare change lying around...

The benefits of sport

1 year - 21 July 2019 | Columns

Adolf KaureI have practiced a number of sport codes including karate, golf, chess, soccer, tennis, table tennis and boxing over the years.There are a lot...

Life's simplest secret

1 year - 14 July 2019 | Columns

Irene-Mari van der Walt Advice on how to live a fulfilled life abound and are often pondered by both the self-righteous and the truly...

Learning the lingo

1 year - 07 July 2019 | Columns

Gerine HoffWorking in the written word industry, I was thrilled to see that Merriam-Webster has added more than 600 new words to their dictionary this...

Fight for financial freedom

1 year - 30 June 2019 | Columns

Adolf KaureThe Namibian economy is currently in a recession and it is a reflection of what is going on all over the world.Many graduates are...

Take care of yourself

1 year - 23 June 2019 | Columns

Leandrea LouwIt’s the middle of the year, and by now a lot of us feel overwhelmed, overworked, depressed and stressed.I found myself in that exact...

Coping with a mental disorder

1 year - 16 June 2019 | Columns

Julienne van Rooyen I always try to write from the heart, even though my writing has gotten me into trouble at times. What I believe...

Latest News

PEPFAR assistance to Namibia continues

18 hours ago | Health

US Ambassador Lisa Johnson announced that the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) will contribute U$89 million to Namibia in 2021 to fight...

Windhoek Gym launches online school...

18 hours ago | Education

Windhoek Gymnasium announced that as from January next year, they will offer a flexible yet structured online school for grade 4 to 12 learners across...

Improved primary healthcare thanks to...

19 hours ago | Society

The OmniCare Trust Mobile Clinic recently received a sponsorship of more than N$1.2 million from FirstRand Namibia’s Health Optimisation Pandemic Emergency (HOPE) fund that will...

UNICEF calls for the reopening...

19 hours ago | Education

Windhoek • Steffi BalzarAccording to United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), safe school reopenings won’t only reduce escalating costs for all those involved, but also prevent...

DHPS hosts virtual Careers Day

20 hours ago | Education

What can I study where, which occupations are right for me and how exactly does vocational training work?Study and career guidance is becoming more important...

Rashaad and Matias take the...

1 day - 29 September 2020 | Sports

The Namibian Electronic Sports Association (NESA) hosted the very exciting final round of the eFootball PES & Tekken National Tournament of 2020 last weekend. Competition...

Omboga powdered spinach soup hits...

1 day - 29 September 2020 | Business

The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) celebrated the culmination of its support to 2018 Innovation Award winner, VNA Foods, at the launch of the fledgling...

Erindi goes global

2 days ago - 28 September 2020 | Life Style

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel Not one, but two couples fell in love with the Erindi nature reserve during their travels to Namibia, so much so...

Schools MTB league off to...

2 days ago - 28 September 2020 | Sports

The 2020 FNB Schools Mountain Bike League resumed on 25 September at the IJG trails in the capital.The league is aimed at creating excitement for...

Load More