Republikein (lit.'Republican') is an Afrikaans-language newspaper published daily in Namibia and the country's largest Afrikaans-language newspaper in terms of print circulation. Its editor-in-chief is Dani Booysen.[2]

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TypeDaily Newspaper
PublisherNamibia Media Holdings
Editor-in-chiefDani Booysen
Political alignmentLiberal conservative[1]
Circulation18,000 copies (2007)[1]
Sister newspapersAllgemeine Zeitung, Namibian Sun


The newspaper was founded by Dirk Mudge in December 1977 under the name Die Republikein. It served as a mouthpiece of the Republican Party of Namibia (RP) at that time.[3] The first editor was Johannes Petrus Spies.[4] When the RP joined the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA), a merger of several parties, the newspaper became the unofficial organ of the DTA. In 1991, Republikein was bought by the Democratic Media Holdings (DMH). After several disputes between DTA and DMH during the 1990s, the media house broke with the DTA in 1997 and aspires to increase editorial independence since.[1]

Online editionEdit

The Republikein offers an online edition of the newspaper, which mainly reflected the contents of the print version, but is complemented with additional contents such as video material.[5] In August 2011, Republikein Online had around 65,000 unique page visits.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Larsen, Martin Buch (2007). Media Ownership and Legislation in the Republic of Namibia: 1990–2007. pp. 101–102.
  2. ^ "Algemeen". Republikein Online (in Afrikaans). 13 September 2010. Archived from the original on 13 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Our History". Namibia Media Holdings. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  4. ^ Dierks, Klaus. "Chronologie der Geschichte Namibias, 1977" [Chronology of Namibian History, 1977]. (in German). Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  5. ^ Rothe, Andreas (2010). Media System and News Selection in Namibia. pp. 20–22.
  6. ^ "Mediadata". Republikein Online (in Afrikaans). October 2011. Archived from the original on 1 November 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2011.

External linksEdit

  • Official Web Site