March 02, 2024


John Grobler

John Grobler

John Grobler is a Namibia-based investigative reporter who has been reporting on the interface between natural resource exploitation and organized crime in Africa for past 25 years. He is a past winner of several international media awards, including a CNN award for business reporting and is an Alfred Friendly Fellowship alumni.


How North Korea received millions in Namibia constructing a ‘white elephant’

Newly revealed documents reveal waste and fraud of DPRK firm subcontracted to build country’s state house in 2000s

John GroblerJohn Grobler | Min Chao ChoyJuly 6, 2021

North Korea may have continued Namibian Air Force job in violation of sanctions

NK Pro analysis of newly revealed documents suggests North Korean involvement in several projects inside Namibia

John GroblerJohn Grobler | Min Chao ChoyJune 18, 2021

Photos: Inside an abandoned North Korean compound in southwest Africa

Contracts, books and journals suggest multi-million dollar operations in Namibia

John GroblerJohn GroblerMay 27, 2021

Not going anywhere: North Koreans still working in Namibia

Mansudae Overseas Projects officials now claiming to be a Chinese construction company

John GroblerJohn GroblerJanuary 17, 2017

N. Koreans still at work in Namibia, despite pledge to cut ties

Visit reveals Mansudae Overseas Projects at work on ruling party-linked project in Windhoek

John GroblerJohn GroblerOctober 6, 2016

Report: Namibia caught violating North Korea sanctions

African country not complying with 2006 sanctions despite claims cooperation ended in '05

John GroblerJohn GroblerApril 14, 2016