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he Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) and the Tour and Safari Association of Namibia as well as some key tourism service providers last week jointly drafted an appeal for the review of the wording in the current gazette regarding the 72 hour ruling on valid PCR tests necessary to enter Namibia. The environment and tourism ministry has expressed its support towards an appeal by key tourism players for the review of the wording in the current Gazette with regards to the 72-hour ruling on valid PCR tests necessary to enter Namibia. The expansion of access to the TVET stream is one notable achievement within the higher education sector as vocational trainees increased from 32 120 in 2019/20 to 34 920 in 2020/21. Namibia needs capacity and skills development in the area of land administration to manage the most valuable but finite and scarce resource. Agriculture, Water and Land Reform Minister Calle Schlettwein shared these sentiments when he officiated at the international e-launch of the structured knowledge base teaching essentials Former Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku, who died on Heroes Day, has been praised for his development agenda to improve the lives of marginalised communities in Namibia. With the land and housing-related matters three-day workshop underway in the capital, City of Windhoek Swapo councillors promised to drive the discussion on reasons some critical council policies and resolutions on land and housing-related matters are not implemented. Hopes could be dashed for Namibia’s first batch of advanced subsidiary learners, as they will be sitting for their final exams without having completed the set syllabus for their Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate Advanced Subsidiary (NSSCAS) level. The Covid-19 pandemic that has caused immeasurable damage and disruption economically and socially has not spared universities since the index case was registered in March 2020. Over 580 480 hectares have been burnt as the country continues to witness some devastating fires threatening lives, property, a degradation of the natural environment as well as the destruction of crops, livestock and game across Namibia. The Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) recently granted accreditation status to three institutions, being the Atlantic Training Institution, Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute and the Ngato Vocational Training Centre. Despite global travel restrictions, the tourism and hospitality sectors continue to show great resilience, line minister Pohamba Shifeta has said. The outgoing ombudsman of Namibia, John Walters, has expressed deep regret that he will leave the office with unfinished business.