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Beyond its elemental function as shelter, housing transcends physical and mental health, economic stability, social cohesion and community development, Landless People’s Movement legislator Utaara Mootu has said. Landless Movement People’s party chief whip Henny Seibeb has proposed the introduction of the Hall of Fame for creatives and athletes in Namibia. Nihaike kueziwanga katata kuli bana banaha Namibia babali kwande ‘naha baitenge mwaliketisa kanako yaliketisa, lipatisiso halikolwisi kuli babaliwe mwanako ya sipalo. Swanu, Namibia’s oldest political party turns 64 today. However, it is the organisation’s relevance in present-day politics that commentators question. Industrialisation and trade deputy minister Verna Sinimbo said entrepreneurs are a vital component that ensures the development and promotion of innovation, as they play a critical role in employment creation; however, Namibia is a country stricken by low levels of entrepreneurship. Soothing melodies from local and continental artists, accompanied by the sounds of pianos, saxophones, drums, bass, electric guitar, trumpet, trombone and more will be filling our ears when the annual Windhoek Jazz Festival takes centre-stage on 7 October 2023 at the Vegkop stadium. CHINESE ambassador to Namibia Zhao Weiping says China will maintain the exchange of high-level visits and interactions at all levels with Namibia, to jointly map out the blueprint for the bilateral relations and strengthen communication and coordination in international and regional affairs. Twenty-three instructors from the Katutura Youth Enterprise Centre (Kayec) say they were unfairly dismissed last week for not attending a meeting they were not aware of. THERE have been miscon ceptions about vocational trades, with some saying it is for people who can’t get enough points to go to university, for people who can’t get good jobs or qualifications while students have praised the role they play in offering technical skills. HEALTH minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula says the accreditation of Namibia’s Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme is an important milestone in the endeavours to strengthen the health care system to make it more robust, resilient, and responsive. The Merck Foundation and African First Ladies marked World Heart Day 2023 by providing 750 scholarships in preventative cardiovascular, diabetes, endocrinology, obesity and weight management for doctors from 50 countries. An inmate’s artwork sold for N$2 000 at the recently-concluded Windhoek Show, giving impetus to the mandate of the Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) of rehabilitating those who have been incarcerated. As they walk into the eatery where we are meeting, I could tell from a distance that these are indeed Khoisan, a talented music duo comprising Oratile Kofa and Thabang Rasefako, accompanied by their manager and other assistants. Nearly 520 000 people in Namibia are suffering from at least one type of mental illness. Gravely concerned, the Namibian government yesterday condemned the escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine in the Gaza Strip, which led to the loss of lives of both Palestinians and Israelis. Outbound diplomats assigned to various missions abroad should remember to always revive, promote, protect and defend Namibia’s positions and interests, deputy international relations minister Jenelly Matundu has said. Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said technical and vocational skills will play a crucial role in making Namibia an industrialised nation and a globally competitive country. Local creative Lukas Amakali says one of the processes of healing is acknowledging that one has a problem, seeking help, and ensuring treatment is followed to the tee to properly heal from whatever a person is going through. Medical professionals employed by the health ministry continue to point out pressing challenges they experience daily in the Windhoek Central Hospital, among them the lack of medicine that leads to treatment delays, equipment shortages, including linen and beds, and surgery tools. Covid-19 has brought about a change in the world of medicine by bringing services to people’s convenience.