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TransNamib and the bargaining union, the Namibia Transport and Allied Workers Union (Natau), on Friday reached a salary increment agreement in favour of the workers, thus ending a three-week strike. The Canadian oil company, ReconAfrica, has petitioned the Supreme Court in a suit in which it is accused of illegally drilling on a family’s crop field in Kavango East without their consent. The High Court has scheduled to hear the side of Namibia Wildlife Resorts in a N$7.5 million defamation suit against it, filed by its former managing director Zelna Hengari next year. A northern-based nurse, who is being sued for defamation by businessman Shapwa Kanyama and his wife will be opposing the suit. Negotiations in the defamation matter between expelled Independent Patriots for Change member Ciske Smith-Howard and party member Sifried Junios //Garoëb have reached a deadlock. Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said every individual has a role to play in the fight against corruption. Four catering companies, who were selected by the education ministry to deliver food to 63 000 learners housed in government hostels countrywide, will continue with their duties after the High Court granted a temporary urgent interdict against the cancellation and re-advertising of the tender. Four years after having been awarded a tender to demolish a government house in Okahandja, businessman John Sylvanus John, known as ‘John John’, is still fighting to be paid N$2.4 million for the work. Self-proclaimed prophet and founder of the House of Joy Ministries Jackson Babi was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on Friday for rhino poaching. Swakopmund-based pastor and founder of Tongues of Fire Ministry who is accused of kidnapping and raping members of his congregation is fighting tooth and nail to be released on bail. A man, who is serving 20 years imprisonment for gang-raping a woman near Otavi in 2010, wants the High Court to reconsider his sentence. Legal battles at the City of Windhoek are never-ending, as four Independent Patriots for Change councillors head to the High Court for a review of the council’s decision to hold a meeting where a motion of no confidence in the management committee was discussed and passed. Intern doctor, Denis Noa will only take the stand in 2023 to give clarity on what transpired at his workplace where a male patient was allegedly sexually violated by him. The justice ministry is thinking of making pro bono work compulsory for lawyers so that members of the public who cannot afford legal representation but are in dire need may be represented. ǂHanu-aisib ministeris ge ra ǂâi!nâǁgui, mario!nâ !oabade ǂnoaba-aon !aroma ǁgui-aisa sîsenni ase ǂnûiǂgāsa, in ǀhûhâsigu ǁanin hîa nēti ī ǂhanusi !oabade ǁkhāba tama, xawe ǀgaisase ǂhanusi ǂnoabadi ǂhâsib !nâ hâna ǂnûǁkhaebahe ǁkhā. The legal tussle between prominent medical doctor Tshali Ithete and his former employer, the Ongwediva Medipark, is seemingly far from over. President Hage Geingob has once again called for a reform of the United Nations Security Council, saying it should include African countries. The High Court yesterday granted the request of Johann Maree, a former police reservist, accused of sexually abusing underage boys, filming, and selling pornographic materials of them on the dark web, to undergo psychiatric evaluation. The High Court is faced with the challenge of deciding whether or not to grant a double murder convict’s request to re-open his case for fingerprint analysis. Icelandic companies at the centre of the fisheries bribery scandal will not get the opportunity to cross-examine prosecutor general Martha Imalwa and whistleblower-turned-State-witness Jóhannes Stefánsson after the High Court dismissed their appeal last week.