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A female driving instructor and owner of Hilaria Driving School, Hilaria Erastus (38) has said fellow women should not be scared of joining the industry and encouraged those who want to venture in such industries to do so by all means. Sem Mandela Uutoni (26) has been recognised with the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts – The Diana Award. Local music enthusiasts came out guns blazing with mixed reactions recently when data from Radiomonitor, which tracks music airplay in 97 countries, showed some local radio stations’ playlists did not have local songs on sight. Blogger Ndapanda Haininga said she always sought to share her beautiful country with the rest of the world through her writing but had little information about the destinations; hence, she decided on promoting Namibia through her blog. What you might not know about him is he loves music more than football. We are talking about a man and son of the soil who has been at the forefront of sports in Namibia for four decades. The Top trending story this week is about Jada Pinkett-Smith who inveterated that she was involved in a romantic relationship with singer and songwriter August Alsina after seeing that she got into a particular type of entanglement. Chanting ‘legalise abortion now’, ‘reproductive justice now’, “get your policies off my ovaries, the marchers were joined by among others revered medical doctor Helena Ndume who also called on authorities to legalise abortion due to health implications associated with unsafe practices. The school, situated in the Havana informal settlement, is operated in military tents, two containers: one is used as an office and the other as a toilet facility. It accommodates more than 500 learners and 21 teachers in total. In an unsuspecting turn of events, charges against Award-winning Namibian hip-hop artist Jericho Gawanab, also known as J-Twizzle, have been dropped this week at the Karibib Magistrate’s Court. The Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) Trust recently announced that one of its production pieces, Kukuri, has been selected as part of the Garden Route International Film Festival 2020 (GRIFF) in South Africa. Feeling mentally alone in his bubble, coming from a place of feeling neglected, going through a rough time in his life, being the odd one out and his view on society prompted him to write ‘Not The Norm’. Mononymously known as ED (executive director), Sanet Lentrud Steenkamp (48), also better known as Tahnee among Karasburgers realised the passion for education while at university when she gave birth to her daughter Janine. The Queen’s actor Sthembiso Khoza who plays the role of Shaka Khoza is the top trending this week after a video of him appearing at a supposed sex party emerged on social media with women dancing bare-chested and twerking naked. The implementation of the country’s agro-ecological zones (AEZs), the carrying capacity maps and their framework database with a reliable and dynamic GIS model has been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform Calle Schlettwein has said. The One Economy Foundation hosted a Covid-19 Survival Kit for Youth Entrepreneurs to discuss pressing challenges they are facing during the pandemic, as well as to brainstorm practical and actionable ways to mitigate the negative impact on their businesses and mental health. The mandatory wearing of masks came into effect in May 2020 as one of the national strategies towards the curbing and handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, enforced by the health ministry with strict instructions from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The president of the official opposition Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) McHenry Kanjonokere Venaani (42) says one thing people don’t know about him is that he thanks God daily as he has undergone the worst human surgery ever. ‘Jerusalema’, a song by South African DJ and record producer Master KG, featuring South African vocalist Nomcebo Zikode, has gone viral months after its release when a famous dance move became a worldwide trend, with people from across the globe joining and making clips of themselves dancing to the tune. The Omake Charity Foundation (OCF), a non-profitable organisation based in Opuwo, recently donated food parcels to 25 vulnerable families, and face masks, at Ovinjange village in Epupa constituency, Kunene region. On the occasion of his 79th birthday, New Era had the privilege of interviewing President Hage Geingob and getting know what keeps him going considering the hectic demands of a head of state.