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WINDHOEK – The Katutura Magistrate’s Court could not proceed with the murder case of a 20-year-old woman on trial for allegedly killing her pensioner lover in February. The hearing failed to take place because the docket was not available. ONGWEDIVA - There are many reasons that young Namibians have advanced for not using condoms, one of them they said is because the plastic sheath apparently makes sex dry and on the other hand condoms are apparently smelly. SWAKOPMUND - Inmates at the Swakopmund Correctional facility on Tuesday attended the first class of e-learning training, being offered by Uhili Necessity Wellness Trust at the Information Resource Centre at the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology. WINDHOEK -Green Enterprise Solutions (Green) has signed on as a Platinum Sponsor for the 5th National ICT Summit scheduled to take place from October 15 to 17, 2018, in Windhoek. WINDHOEK - Bank Windhoek has confirmed the appointment of Gavin Frey as its Head of Investment Banking within the Corporate and Institutional Banking Division effective Wednesday, August 1, 2018. WINDHOEK– The Toyota C-HR, which entered the global motoring market in late 2016 and which was locally launched in early 2017, has introduced an all-new range topping model for 2018. The new Luxury grade model offers more in the way of style, comfort, convenience and safety specification. The addition of the new aptly-named Luxury grade model, brings the C-HR’s derivative tally to four, namely the SWAKOPMUND - The 4th round of matches in the exciting Bank Windhoek Fistball League takes place at the Swakopmund Fussball Club (SFC) in Swakopmund on Saturday at 08h00 ahead of the much anticipated play-offs in September. The outgoing chair of the SADC Standing Committee of Senior Officials, Sandile Schalk (left) from South Africa handover the chair to incoming Chairperson, Ambassador Selma Ashipala- Musavyi, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation in the Republic of Namibia. WINDHOEK - Individuals involved in the business of cleaning vehicles in the capital have accused the City of Windhoek of trying to steal from them by restricting water usage for car washes. Our Star of the Week is Libolly Haufiku, the owner of Ombaye Fishing, who on Monday, responded to the call of the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernard Haufiku who appealed to Good Samaritans to save the eye clinic at the Windhoek Central Hospital that had run out of funds and was on the verge of closure. Haufiku donated N$100 000 to save the eye clinic that last week due to the lack WINDHOEK - One week after the state eye clinic at Windhoek Central Hospital closed due to lack of medicine and funds, the Ministry of Health and Social Services yesterday announced its operations would resume at the end of this month. WINDHOEK – The Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, Dr Cristian Pasca Palmer, has hailed Namibia as having made great strides and remarkable commitments to the conservation of biodiversity. WINDHOEK - The University of Namibia (Unam)’s Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Neudamm campus Wednesday inaugurated two Clinical Skills laboratories for the School of Veterinary Medicine. There is doubt Namibia is under siege from economic stagnation and consequently the resultant high unemployment being compounded by massive retrenchments in mining, retail, fishing and other key pillars of its fragile economy. Also, thousands of university graduates and even unskilled school leavers scramble for the few job opportunities whenever such opportunities arise. Socrates have proclaimed that discipline is the highest level of education that can be attained by an educated human being. Yet, still, discipline can still be held in exception of education background. Many times, we have come across with sentiments about discipline, issues about discipline as well as conducts about discipline. From my point of view, I define discipline as an art of adhering and The highly controversial, contentious and sensitive issue, which might divide the Namibian people, is the issue of the land taken from those who were forced to withdraw from the lands on which they pastured their animals to let the colonialists take over and pasture their animals on those lands. Between 1893 and 1903 the Germans went on a rampage of expropriating land and animals from specific gro This article is meant to present my contribution to the prickly debate that is underway on Facebook, especially among the residents of the Zambezi Region. It is my desire to demonstrate the intellectual bankruptcy embedded in the contributions made by the sympathisers of the secessionists, as these individuals seem to be motivated by nothing else but family loyalism, and utter indiscretion. It is From the outset, one has to understand what this means multifaceted, difficult and contested word, ‘development’. The Society for International Development defines development as a process that creates growth, progress, and positive change to the physical, economic, environmental, and social life of citizens. The purpose of development is a rise in the level and quality of life of the people, empl I have never quite understood why rich kids often talk back to teachers. I mean, for us who grew up in the hood - a teacher’s wish was your command! You asked no questions, offered no comments - you just got your lazy behind up and do whatever the heck he/she asked you to. That is, of course, if you knew what’s good for you. Dr Abisai Shejavali wrote an Open Letter to me as the Speaker of the National Assembly. This letter was published in the New Era newspaper of 27 July 2018. It covered a broad array of issues, several of which do not necessarily fall under the mandate of Parliament. I now hereby take the opportunity to reply to my good friend’s Open Letter, by identifying the key issues he raised as follows.