We’re looking for world-class Namibians. People who make a difference. People with a vision and the commitment to turn it into reality. People who don’t comprise and remain true to who they are. We need your help to find these people and to celebrate their achievements. Here’s to world-class!

    We have seven categories: Education, Business, Community, Sports, Health, Science & Technology, Conservation and The Arts.


    Make a nomination every month until April 2014 and you could be rewarded with N$ 2 500 and a spot on our judging panel. The judging panel will select three monthly nominees that will be competing for the prestigious Ambassadors Awards.

    Voting for category Ambassadors will open in May 2014.

    See HOW TO NOMINATE & VOTE tab for details.


    This year we‘ve introduced the People’s Question. You can ask the nominees questions and find out about their journey on facebook.com/windhoekbeer and at youtube.com/user/windhoekbeer

  • Thank you for helping Windhoek Lager discover these World-Class Namibians.

    Winners will be announced on Facebook.
  • Michaela Clayton is a human rights lawyer who has been working on HIV/ AIDS and human rights issues in Namibia since 1989.

    She is founder and Director of the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), a regional partnership of civil society organisations working together to promote a human rights based response to HIV/AIDS and TB in Southern Africa.
    Gazza is one of Namibia’s leading musicians. Born Lazarus Shiimi in Oshakati in Northern Namibia, he is known as the King of Kwaito in Namibia. His music is a mix of dance hall, ragga, hip-hop and kwaito.

    His lyrics, about township life, reflect the intricacies of Namibian life and strike a familiar chord with Namibians from all walks of life.
    Esme Kisting is the executive director the King’s Daughter Organization – an NGO dedicated to fighting human trafficking and helping woman forced into prostitution.

    The organization was founded in 2006 with the assistance of the Council of Churches. Her efforts were recognised by the U.S. Department of State when she was presented the TIP Hero award in 2011.
    Edith came to Windhoek in 1990 as a domestic worker and lived with seven of her children in an overcrowded room. Fairly soon she joined a newly formed community group, People Square, which was part of the Saamstaan Housing Association. Since then she has worked to improve land access and housing for the poor under the umbrella of the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia.

    The Federation has helped more than 4 000 poor households secure land and more than 2 000 build new homes. Her efforts were recognised by UN-Habitat who added her to the Scroll of Honour in 2011.
    Manjo Smith, chairman of the Namibian Organic Association (NOA),
    Has become the first Namibian to be elected to the world board of the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM).

    The IFOAM is a grassroots and democratic organisation that unites 750 member organisations in 116 countries. IFOAM actively participates in international agricultural and environmental negotiations with the United Nations and multilateral institutions to further the interests of the organic agricultural movement worldwide and is uniquely recognised for taking on this important role.
  • Every month a member of the public who has made a nomination will be part of the judging panel. They will get the chance to help us find world-class Namibians and win N$2500.
    1. Persons under the age of 18 are not allowed to participate.
    2. Participants must be Namibian or permanent residents in Namibia.
    3. Only entries that comply with the qualifying criteria will be accepted.
    4. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
    5. Monthly nominees will be required to provide a photo and be interviewed for publication in line with the mechanics of the programme.
    6. Winners will also have to be prepared to align themselves with the Windhoek Lager brand and cannot shy away from being seen/associated with the brand.
    7. Monthly nominees will be required to attend the final gala event in June 2014.
    8. No remuneration or royalty fees will be paid for participation in this programme.
    9. This programme is not open to employees or contractors of Namibia Breweries Limited or any person directly or indirectly involved in the organization or running of the programme, or their direct families.
    10. Participants will be required to sign a document thereby signifying their acceptance of the conditions imposed.
To create a World-Class television commercial, we brought together a World-Class team. The Jupiter Drawing Room, our agency in Cape Town partnered with Moonlighting, a top South African production company to create this epic story. It was shot in various different African countries over the period of 2 weeks, directed by Matt Bieler, an acclaimed Californian filmmaker, and filmed by top Hollywood director of photography, Masanobu Takayanagi.