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Young Namibian entrepreneurs are invited to apply for a fully-funded innovative business boot camp slated for 12-17 September 2021 in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. The Porridge Storage centre in the Havana informal settlement was filled with laughter, musical renditions, bright smiles and cheer as children in the area receive their meal. The centre, which was founded in June 2019 by Martha Festus (21), feeds children as young as one and as old as 16 years at least three times a week. In spite of huge debates, hesitancy and dismay to repay the Namibian Student Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) loans, some patriotic Namibians have started paying their dues. If your business is not going according to plan, flip the script and do not be consumed by fear, says Brand-building consultant Christine-Rita Abankwah. It’s been a while since gospel musicians came together under one roof to sing praise and worship songs, and by God’s grace, they will do so on 4 September 2021 in the MTC081Every1 Hope Concert. Namibian film Kapana this week also jumped onto the winning bandwagon like medallists Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi, beauty pageant queen Chanique Rabe, as well as the chess Olympiad team when it won the Best Narrative Feature for 2021 at the DC Black Film Festival. Do you remember the ice bucket challenge, boiled water bucket challenge, the cinnamon powder-eating challenge, the choking game or the salt and ice challenge? Well, the latest trend, and rather unnecessary like the rest, is the milk crate climbing challenge that has become popular to many people on social media platforms like TikTok and Twitter. Namibia has numerous unions representing the plight of workers, but there is no union in the arts industry while there have been major issues, including the exploitation of artists. The Namibian Police reported more than 10 deaths over the weekend, mostly resulting from reckless and negligent driving and stabbings. According to the weekend crime report, an 81-year-old woman died after allegedly being assaulted by her daughter-in-law at Rehoboth on Friday. With many people around the world fleeing their countries for one reason or the other, some host countries have been offering services to refugees, and Namibia is no exception as far as allowing refugees to study is concerned. Being a world leader in conservation, Namibia has been using technology for some time to help conservationists keep track of wildlife and understand the movement of animals. While Namibian women are slowly cementing themselves in the usually male-dominated agricultural sector, there still are discussions on whether enough is being done to enable more women to participate.