The charm of the City of Windhoek lies in its harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people. Since Independence came to the country on 21 March 1990, it has been characterised by a vitality born of a sense of freedom and pride in self. It’s a peaceful and relaxed city in a country with a proud record of political stability, and is known as one of the cleanest and safest cities on the African continent.

Since the historic election in 1992 of Windhoek’s first black Mayor, prominent business entrepreneur Matheus Shikongo who is currently serving in this capacity, Windhoek has increasingly become an African city. Backed by a City Council pledged to maintain and enhance the wellbeing and quality of life of all its citizens it became evident, in all spheres of Windhoek society, that a new generation was at the helm.

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