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In a landmark ruling, the Public Procurement Review Panel led by legal practitioner Fillemon Immanuel has castigated the Central Procurement Board of Namibia (CPBN) for a decision on phase one repair works for the Tubusis Primary School and hostel. The Landless People’s Movement’s (LPM) appeal case, which was granted by the Supreme Court, will be heard of 21 July 2021. The Khorixas Town Council faces enormous outstanding water debts monthly due to non-payment by residents, government offices, ministries and agencies as well as the business community at large. The recruitment process for the vacant Okahandja CEO position is at advanced stage, with interviews already concluded, mayor Natasha Brinkman has said. The home affairs ministry has urged the public to delay application for national documents – due to rising Covid-19 cases – that are not urgent. The Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) fears the country could be classified as a high-risk destination due to rising Covid-19 cases and a slow vaccination campaign due to vaccine apathy. ǀAsase ge ǁgaumâihe !nakaǂnôa ǀawa!namn inpekter xenerali, Joseph Shikongob ge ra mîǁgui ǁîn nî hoa ǁkhāsib ǀkha !narisa auton hîa !hūǀgorade ū ra ǂgâxa-ūhena ǁkhaesa, !gōsase ǀgūse ǁgoe Angolaba xu. As students continue to physically sit for exams, higher education institutions are hard at work to ensure Covid-19 health protocols are adhered to for the safety and health of students and staff. The Namibian government is securing Covid-19 vaccines as the country now aims to inoculate up to 80% of the population to reach coronavirus herd immunity, but conspiracy theories and misinformation about the vaccine continue to spread. The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) has decided to suspend all its face-to-face learning in an attempt to suppress the spread of Covid-19, and classes will be offered online until further notice. The environment ministry has condemned the involvement of law enforcement officers in wildlife crimes. In the face of deadlier and more contagious Covid-19 variants, southern African health ministers have requested the World Health Organisation (WHO) to help member states track and tackle new variants.