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Namibian creative and entrepreneur Pinehas Shikulo, known as Zuluboy, says young business owners and prospective ones must be well prepared for the world of business, as things are not as rosy as they seem. The Katutura hospital’s maternity ward is getting a makeover through various interventions like the installation of storerooms for equipment and medications. Education ministry executive director Sanet Steenkamp says with the capacity development of the teachers, they train and roll out programmes to provide awareness and action-based approaches so learners can go to school and learn in a neutral safe space. The term edutainment has come a long way in the entertainment space as a tactic to educates or informs while also providing some amusement at the same time. After being postponed last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Standard Bank Music Festival finally took place at the Unam Stadium, roping in 32 local acts, 14 DJs and South African amapiano artist Ndivhudzannyi Ralivhona, professionally known as Makhadzi. The labour ministry has said now that Namibia has ratified Convention 190, employers should regard this pact as an instrument that aims to promote harmonious labour relations at their workplaces, and it is time to boost the human dignity of both their employees and those they serve. ǁGau!nâs ministeris di sîsenǂuira direkters, Sanet Steenkamps ge ra mî, ǁgau!nâ-aona ǀomkhâis ân !nâ omkhâis !nâ-ūs ministerisa ǁkhāǁkhākhâitoas ǀkha !kharaga proxramga ǁkhāǁkhāsenaon ǁgas tsîna ge ǂhāǂuisa. City of Windhoek junior mayor Moses Fillipus believes the Namibian child is still strained and academically disadvantaged, saying robust interventions are needed at all levels to address their plight. A protocol for women and youth is needed to address practical trade-related issues and the persistent bottlenecks experienced by women and youth traders, both in formal and informal trade. Despite over 3 000 patients seeking mental health services at the nearby Rundu hospital, communities in Kavango West do not like the idea of having a mental health institution erected in their area. The Mr Gay Namibia 2022, slated for tomorrow at the Nampower Convention Centre, further wants to create a positive image of the Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) community, and to promote a Namibian society, where all people are equally accepted as human beings. After a two-year Covid-19 hiatus, the Windhoek Oktoberfest is back with a bang and will this year take place from 27 to 29 October at the Sport Klub Windhoek. President Hage Geingob has returned from an international trip that started on 15 September in Angola for the investiture ceremony of the Angolan president João Manuel Gonçalves, the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, as well as the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA. Fuel prices will decrease with 100 cents to N$20.08 per litre for petrol, while diesel will remain at N$22.12 per litre, effective this Wednesday. NUDO president Esther Utjiua Muinjangue says transgenerational trauma does not leave physical marks but psychological or emotional scars, which make it difficult to recognise, allowing the cycle to continue. Oshikoto region dominated the second Namibia Mathematics Olympiad (NMO), scooping the top region and top two performers’ awards. Overall male winner Lazarus Shiyelekeni said he was inspired by his math teacher in the lower grades, who was passionate and hardworking and taught them in such a way that they could easily understand. The health ministry yesterday released a statement saying the country has received an increasing number of H1N1 confirmed 54 out of 190 suspected cases mainly in the Otjozondjupa, Khomas and Kavango East regions but there is no “Swine flu outbreak”. A group of MTC employees, through their caring initiative, handed over more than 35 bras, about 60 gowns and more than 40 petty coats to expectant mothers at the Katutura State Hospital to the value of N$17 000. According to a recent study, more women than men were willing to accept money, goods and other gifts in exchange for sex, further aligning with the idea that “sex work is female”, which view is largely held by traditional communities whose value systems detest the industry. The health ministry has warned communities in the Kavango West region to avoid river water following an increase in Schistosomiasis cases. School-going children are the most-affected. So far, 608 cases were reported in that region.