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Over 700 NYS cadets register to vote
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Over 700 NYS cadets register to vote

Young people have been encouraged to perform their civic duty and register to vote, and the over 700 cadets from the National Youth Service (NYS) have done their part. From a cohort of 750 registered recruits, 740 have registered to vote in the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections, slated for November this year. The...

Elevating a climbing culture in Namibia
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Elevating a climbing culture in Namibia

Urban Friction, originally established as an outdoor climbing facilitator, has evolved into a pivotal force in Namibia’s climbing scene under the new leadership of David Bishop.  Since taking over in March, he has infused fresh energy into the company, focusing on expanding both Urban Friction and the popularity of sport climbing across the country. After...

Wakapinya an environmental stewardship
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Wakapinya an environmental stewardship

Founded and led by youth activists, Wakapinya Environmental Education has emerged as a beacon for environmental stewardship in Namibia.  Their mission is to empower communities to embrace sustainable living practices, enhance food security, and combat poverty through education and awareness. Ester Haikola-Sakaria, founder of the organisation, said Wakapinya envisions a world where every individual takes...

Marembo imparting YALI-RLC knowledge 
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Marembo imparting YALI-RLC knowledge 

Florian Marembo, a beneficiary of the Young African Leaders Initiative (Yali) Regional Leadership Centres (Yali-RLC) programme at the University of South Africa (UNISA), emphasised that young people must diversify beyond their attained qualifications. “I learned the importance of diversifying avenues to success beyond academic qualifications,” he stated.  He said alternatives such as entrepreneurship and leadership...

Africans must embrace local products and services
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Africans must embrace local products and services

South African businessman and founder of Bathu Shoes Theo Baloyi has said for a very long time, Africans have been consuming brands that are not from the continent.  It is about time that narrative changes. The entrepreneur, who launched his shoe (sneaker) brand in 2015, said changing the habit of consuming products from elsewhere and...

Miss Teen costume: Natural beauty, cultural significance 
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Miss Teen costume: Natural beauty, cultural significance 

Oriana Ribeiro, Namibia’s representative at the Miss Teen International 2024, unveiled her national costume on Saturday at the pageant’s preliminary rounds in Jaipur, India. The costume was inspired by the Sandhof lilies, native to the southern parts of Namibia. The Sandhof lily, characterised by its tall, slender stem and large, trumpet-shaped flowers, is renowned for...

Local content creators to be celebrated
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Local content creators to be celebrated

Namibia’s burgeoning digital talent is set to receive well-deserved recognition, with DSTV Namibia launching the Namibia Content Creator Awards website in Windhoek on Wednesday.  This platform is a significant step in acknowledging the impact of digital content creation in today’s interconnected world. The awards are the first of their kind in the country, and aim...

Beukes ready to conquer film industry
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Beukes ready to conquer film industry

Esther Beukes, an alumna of the MultiChoice Talent Factory, is celebrating dual milestones in her career that epitomise perseverance and visionary leadership. She was recently appointed as the programme director at the Filmmakers Association of Namibia (FAN), where she is set to steer initiatives that elevate Namibia’s film industry on the global stage.  Simultaneously, her...

heading to Miss Teen International
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heading to Miss Teen International

Former Miss Teen Oriana Ribeiro is set to represent Namibia at the upcoming Miss Teen International competition in India this Sunday.  The prestigious event is tailored for young women aged between 14 and 19. In an interview with NBC this week, Ribeiro highlighted her comprehensive preparation regimen, which includes aspects such as beauty, mindset, speaking...

Children’s Parliament empowering youth
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Children’s Parliament empowering youth

National Assembly speaker Peter Katjavivi said the Children’s Parliament is more than just a forum, as it empowers the youth in various ways. “It is a catalyst for change. It empowers our youth to engage in democratic processes, shaping a future where every child’s voice is heard and their rights are upheld,” he said in...