With Workers Day a mere two weeks away, New Era reproduces this interview from June 2017, between National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) Secretary-General Job Muniaro and New Era Managing Editor Toivo Ndjebela
TSUMKWE – Dysfunctional mortuaries in Tsumkwe settlement have put a strain on residents of Tsumkwe constituency. Since 2015, the mortuary at Tsumkwe Health Clinic has been unusable, at times forcing residents to travel hundreds of kilometers with their dead.
I rise to speak on the issue of what has become known as “foreign-trained medical doctors” which has captivated the Namibian public as evidenced in print, electronic and social media and of late, in the National Assembly.
In this exclusive interview, Editor of New Era Chrispin Inambao interviewed the then president of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee while visiting Namibia in 2016 on a plethora of contemporaneous issues, ranging from the two countries’ bilateral ties to the renowned academic’s career as a journalist and his inimitable work ethic.
Our Star of the Week goes to the 2019 Namibian Annual Music Awards (Namas) committee for availing a whooping and massive cash incentive of N$250 000 for the Artist of the Year.
WINDHOEK - Twenty-year-old Lukas is born and raised in the coastal town of Namibia, Walvis Bay.
WINDHOEK - For years now running, thousands of learners have been falling by the wayside of the education system. Some have not been able gaining the requisite points for promotion to the next level for the Grade 10s, or to enter university for Grade 12s.
WINDHOEK – To address inequities, correcting disparities and imbalances of the past in the provision of health services, then Minister of Health and Social Services then, Dr Nickey Iyambo, issued a policy statement in March 1990, entitled Towards Achieving Health for All Namibians: A Policy Statement.
WINDHOEK - For many millennials, life is plain sailing. From receiving toys throughout childhood and having birthday parties thrown in their honour to being picked up from school in flashy vehicles, this group has often been overindulged by their well-to-do families.
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, New Era (NE) Senior Journalist Alvine Kapitako spoke to the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Christine //Hoebes (CH) on women making an impact at community,
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day today, New Era journalist Alvine Kapitako in collaboration with the Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) profiled some women who have dedicated their time to make their communities better. The secretary-general of the NRCS, Bernadette Bock applauded Namibian women who are making a difference in their communities.
WINDHOEK - There is a need to look at ways on creating avenues that would result in more women occupying roles in traditional authorities. This would address some of the social ills women in rural areas are experiencing because of laws that do not necessarily favour women.
WINDHOEK - Growing up, Sarah Goroh did not know that she would one day be an inspirational writer. In fact, she was the “shy girl” who did not necessarily think she’d end up inspiring people with her inspirational writings and quotes, which are occasionally published in New Era.
WINDHOEK – Lydia Festus, socially known as Lydia October, is not just your regular teenage girl having at the age of 19 years already made herself a brand and knows what it takes to be successful.
Our Star of the Week is Job Akwaake, a Keetmanshoop nurse who courageously risked his own life and waded through strong currents in the flooded Blouwes River in a frantic attempt to get an 11-month-old baby girl to the Keetmanshoop State Hospital for urgent medical attention.
Our Star of the Week is the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) Lieutenant-General John Mutwa, who issued an internal memo to the effect no members of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) will be permitted to take up ad-hoc vacancies recently
Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) Managing Director Zelna Hengari shares – in conversation with Toivo Ndjebela – how she turned the hospitality company into a self-sustaining entity that no longer gobbles up state money through bailouts and heavy subsidies.
Out-of-contract Namibia Football Association (NFA) long-serving secretary-general Barry Rukoro (BR) appeared on NBC’s hard-hitting current affairs programme One on One this week with presenter Patrick Sam (PS) regarding a myriad of issues dogging Football House. Here is the transcript of their conversation.
Young entrepreneur Michael Amushelelo has been waxing lyrical about a new political party he said he has created to contest elections this year. He discussed this and related issues with Managing Editor Toivo Ndjebela.
During the official release of the Grade 12 National Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinal Level results for full-time and part-time learners yesterday, some learners who were declared best nationally spoke to reporter Pinehas Nakaziko.
New Era Exclusive: How the shortage of medicine in state facilities is affecting one family
Video: Namibia passes ICAO audit with flying colours
Namibia has experienced nine consecutive quarters of economic contraction and the country is officially in a recession.
Our Star of the week is Japanese ambassador to Namibia, Hideaki Harada, whose government built new classroom blocks consisting of four permanent classrooms and one storeroom at Tobias Hainyeko Primary School.
Our stars of this week are the Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare and the World Food Programme (WFP)’s Namibian office for their joint efforts in digitalising the food bank sheme
Video: Namibia opens airport security books to ICAO auditors
Namib Desert Diamonds (Namdia) says it has had a very successful business run since its establishment some two years ago. But New Era Senior Journalist Albertina Nakale wanted to hear more from CEO Kennedy Hamutenya, especially the negative Namdia headlines in the local press.
Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) CEO Franz Gertze explains to New Era journalist Kuzeeko Tjitemisa about the Authority’s regulatory framework and mandate, in an interview conducted last week.
Our Star of the Week goes to two renowned African veterinarians, Professor Gerhard Steenkamp and Dr Adrian Tordiffe of the University of Pretoria for performing intricate dental surgery on an elephant to remove its infected tusk at the Tbilisi Zoo in
There are several officials in the ranks of government and government enterprises, seemingly still clinging to their jobs after they have reached the retirement age and this has not gone well with unemployed university graduates, who feel their time has come to replace these old hands.
WINDHOEK - Meet Stina Wu, who started as a kindergarten teacher in China many years ago and became a multi-millionaire businesswoman in Namibia. Wu is the founder and executive chairperson of Helmsman group that owns shopping complexes and involved in building houses in Oshakati, Karirib and Rundu, amongst other businesses.
Video: Education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa pleads not guilty
Namibia experiences high rates of learner pregnancy. According to the Education Management Information Systems (EMIS) between 2015-2017 over 2000 learners dropped out of school because of teen pregnancy.
New Era regional reporter responsible for the two Kavangos, John Muyamba had an exclusive interview with the Agribusdev managing director, Petrus Uugwanga (PU) , who oversees the operations at all government green scheme projects.
Our Star of the Week award goes to the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino (WCCR) which this week handed over a dividend cheque pay-out of N$6 million to government for the 2017/18 financial year. An integral part of the WCCR’s
In their own words: Swartbooi vs Nujoma on farms deal
Video: Women vendors feel victimised by City Police
WINDHOEK – These days Sussy Tjahuha Kanguatjivi peacefully goes to sleep. Not that he is without any money worries.
Video: ICT minister Stanley Simataa opened the 5th National ICT Summit
WINDHOEK - Normally when one visits a farm, they expect a welcoming farming environment that consists of the bleating of goats, the mooing of cattle, bawling, not to mention the cackle of chickens. Alas, that is not the greeting one got at Ongombo West. Especially on the section of the farm allocated to the former farm employees, who did so well as farmworkers but apparently have failed to prosper as farm owners.
VIDEO: Tribute to the late Desie-waar Heita
PRETORIA - A senior United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) official says that although notable progress has been made globally against HIV and AIDS, the world is still off the mark with respect to targets related to combating the epidemic.
WINDHOEK – Aside from the populist rhetoric, and a sideway demonstration that accompanied the opening of the second national land conference this week, delegates must, by this Friday, reach consensus on key issues.
New Era journalist, Kuzeeko Tjitemisa this week met with Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Union (MANWU), Secretary General Justina Jonas-Emvula to discuss her future and matters related to Namibian trade unions. Here is what she has to say:
WINDHOEK - Violence being perpetuated against women and children is persistent because of complacency in all levels of leadership, including the church leaders to address the root causes of such violence, according to the former secretary-general of the Council of Churches (CCN), Reverend Maria Kapere.
WINDHOEK – With the end of drought relief food distribution last year, it is now survival of the fittest for people in the Kunene Region. They depend on livestock and crops for survival, but the persisting drought spell of the last three years killed their livestock and there was no maize or mahangu harvest.