WATCH: Nascam receives N$1.1 million from NBC
WATCH | Young people on the upcoming regional council and local authority elections.
Education ministry executive director Sanet Steenkamp spoke to New Era journalist Kuzeeko Tjitemisa (KT) on some of the thorny issues regarding the reopening of schools amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Late afternoon at /Uibes in the Daweb constituency in the Hardap region, Chrizelda Witbooi holds a three-metre improvised radio antenna made from wire and stick, protruding above the roof, while her husband Dawid !Homchob tunes the radio in the hope to get radio frequency from the national radio broadcast in their local Nama language.
New Era (NE) this week engaged Erongo governor Neville Andre (NA), who is at the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic after a record number of positive cases were reported in the region over the last couple of months.
Education is meant to equip us with cognitive skills and practical knowledge so that we can lead an improved life and become a competent workforce for economic development and societal modernization; however, is that the case for us?
This unprecedented time calls for unprecedented measures, such as requesting employees to work during the weekend or work extra hours. Now more than ever, employees and employers are required to work in unison to move forward, despite challenges brought by Covid-19.
Jason Angula’s activism should be understood within the socio-historical context of time and space.
The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) feels to curb disinformation and fake news on poll results on social media, the commission has taken a conscious decision to create and appoint a new corporate communication manager to develop a communication strategy and coordinate its response to the negative impact of fake news and misinformation.
Our Star of the Week is none other than the inmates of the Elizabeth Nepemba Correctional Facility in Kavango West region who restored chairs and desks of nearby schools in the region without compensation.
WATCH: Vendors demand conducive working environment
WATCH:Information minister announces Cabinet decisions, including the recently appointed NEPC board.
WATCH: Self-made farmer shares her success story
Our Star of the Week is the Namibian authorities from various ministries and agencies joint efforts to ensure the smooth and safe repatriation of 182 Zimbabwean nationals back to their country.
On this noteworthy day, Africa day, Africans from all corners of the globe come together under the banner of Pan-African solidarity, to celebrate a day which symbolises our victory over the yoke of colonial oppression. Today, we celebrate African pride, unity and determination. Pride in our heritage, culture and determination to continue the struggle of our forefathers to transform Africa into a global powerhouse. As espoused in our blueprint for the future of our continent, Agenda 2063, it is a day on which we express “our Pan-African drive for unity, freedom, progress and collective prosperity”.
WATCH | Birthday wishes for Founding President Sam Nujoma.
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has warned Americans to brace for a “very horrendous” number of coronavirus deaths in the coming days as the total number of global fatalities from the pandemic soared past 60 000.
Policymakers acknowledge that TVET is crucial to Namibia’s socio-economic development. But, three indefensible inequities continue to exist in the TVET sector.
PARIS – The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 30 000 people in Europe, more than three-quarters of the deaths registered in Italy and Spain, according to an AFP tally at 07:00 GMT Wednesday using official figures.
SINGAPORE – Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: Confidence among Japan’s biggest manufacturers has plunged into negative territory for the first time in seven years, a key survey showed, as the coronavirus pandemic hits demand and disrupts production.
Video: Members of the public share their views on Independence Day.
The Arms and Ammunition Act, 1996 (Act 7 of 1996), deals with the regulation of firearms and ammunition in Namibia. It makes provision for the requirements to apply for a licence to possess firearms by the public and regulates the control over the possession of arms and ammunition.
Neoliberalism decimated African countries’ public healthcare. And yet they know how to fight the coronavirus effectively.
Substantial progress is being made at the national rail services operator, TransNamib, which recently successfully hosted its first annual general meeting (AGM) in seven years.
On several occasions, the Namibian Police Force has encountered incidents which involve suspect(s) or accused person(s) resisting an arrest or to be handcuffed. Many questions pertaining to the use of handcuffs or handcuffing suspects or accused persons have arisen in numerous events of police duties.
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International Women’s Day will be observed this Sunday, under the theme ‘I am Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights”. The theme is aligned with UN women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Our Star of the Week is the national rail services operator, TransNamib, whose unqualified audit for the past financial year confirmed that during the 2019/2020 the state-owned enterprise generated revenue of N$517 million, representing a 10.5 percent year-on-year increase.
The first set of African slaves are said to have landed in the Americas in 1502. History has it that in 1833 several slave-owning countries including Britain, France, Spain, and Portugal agreed to stop the practice although many of them and others continued the practice up to even beyond the 1880s.
Arrest constitutes one of the most drastic infringements of the rights of an individual. In terms of Article 11(1) of the Constitution, no person shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest and detention.
Kenya High Commissioner to Namibia Benjamin Langat is focused on improving relations and boosting trade between the two countries during his tenure.
Since the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic broke out in Wuhan in late December 2019, the Chinese government has taken robust measures to curb the spread of the deadly virus, most notably a full quarantine on Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, and strong control and preventive measures in such metropolitan areas as Beijing and Shanghai as well as other population centres around China.
Interview with H.E. Mr Valeriy Utkin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Namibia.
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WINDHOEK - The Country Director for the joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) in Namibia has encouraged nurses working in Namibian Correctional Services (NCS) facilities all over the country to encourage inmates to voluntarily undergo HIV testing and to initiate those who need treatment early.
Our Star of the Week goes to all Namibian political parties, the electorate at large for participating peacefully in the National Assembly and Presidential elections on Wednesday.
Our Star of the Week is Namibia’s T13 Para-athlete Johannes Nambala, who on Wednesday scooped a bronze medal in the men’s T13 100m race at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai.
Namibians went to the polls in November 1989, which ushered in the state of nationhood. After the elections, a Constituent Assembly was constituted which crafted one of the best constitutions in the world of which Hon. Muyongo was one of the drafters.
WINDHOEK - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) in Namibia is supporting the training of nurses from the Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) to initiate inmates on antiretroviral treatment (ART) as global efforts to take health care services closer to the people gain momentum.
WINDHOEK - An on-duty Windhoek correctional facility employee, a member of operation kalahari, who assisted a mother deliver a baby, reunited with the family in the Havana informal settlement, two weeks after the backyard delivery.
SWAKOPMUND - Christmas came early for Swakopmund residents when they received food parcels from government’s food bank initiative this week.
Our star of the week goes to the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) for not bowing down to political
Our Star of the Week goes to Leevi Hakusembe Secondary School in the Kavango West Region for donating 68 beds to the Satotwa Primary School hostel in the same region.
Star of the week goes to the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) that started with the roll-out of
OMARURU – The Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) will soon appoint the first ever public relations officers (PROs) for its facilities throughout the country as it seeks to be more transparent and accountable.
Our Star of the Week is the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) for having gone beyond achieving the HIV fast-track targets of UNAIDS by ensuring more than 90 of people living with HIV know their
Namdeb CEO Riaan Burger walks New Era Managing Editor Toivo Ndjebela through the company’s journey, its importance to the country and how, sadly, it may close down in three years time if no new
OKASHANINGWA – “Stay away from people who think agriculture is for uneducated people,” screams a meme that recently went viral on Instagram.
Idlib is bleeding. Radical Islamists, who lost the war in Syria, are trying to retain power in the country’s north-western province at the cost of civilian lives. In fact, this is the final obstacle to peace in the country. Idlib province in Syria is the largest al-Qaeda safe haven.
GOBABIS - The Governor for Omaheke Region, Festus Uitele, has commended the Namibia Correctional Service (NCS) through the NCS-run penal facility at Gobabis for taking innovative steps to ensure food security, which is linked to health outcomes, in its facilities.
WINDHOEK – Eighteen-year-old *Ndapewa Shilongo (not her real name) is a teen mom who did not return to school after giving birth to her son last year. Shortly after realising she was expecting in 2017 at the tender age of 16 with her first baby, Shilongo dropped out of school in Grade 7.
Former Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti recently sat down with New Era for a candid interview, in which spoke at great length on a variety of issues, including the hot topic of his employment contract, if he is still head coach of the national team and other related matters affecting Namibian football.
Our Star of this Week is the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Namibia (BoN) that gave some much needed positive news when it announced the reduction of the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.50 per cent.
Video: Economic summit surpasses N$14 billion investment target
Video: N$93 million contributed locally towards drought
On the recent World Environmental Day celebrations held in Karasburg in the //Kharas Region, New Era’s
Video: Van der Westhuizen appointed as O&L CEO ahead of centenary celebrations
Video: Meet me at the ballots if I failed you – Geingob
The late founding president of democratic South Africa, Nelson Mandela, once famously said: “It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it
WALVIS BAY – “People know me only as the woman that killed her own child but I am so much more than that and am rising above all that,” narrated South African anti-drug activist, Ellen Pakkies.
WINDHOEK - Ndapewa is a middle-aged woman who was born in Windhoek 32 years ago. Since her
Our Star of the Week is the Oshana Director of Education, Hileni Amukana and her team for taking drastic cost-cutting measures by grounding the directorate’s fleet of vehicle leaving only one out of 28 to operate.
Our Star of the Week is Miss Namibia 2018, Selma Kamanya who broke the shell this week by standing out strong and issuing a statement against the pageant’s organisers in which she has revealed all the negative
Our Star of the Week is the mayor of Ondangwa Paavo Amwele who ceded all his mayoral allowances to the council for the purpose of recruiting more young people to help with the cleaning of the town. Humbleness,
New Era’s Paheja Sirirka and Aletta Shikolo spoke to the public to gauge their views on whether cannabis should be legalised for medicinal and industrial purposes.
New Era Editor Chrispin Inambao interviewed Dr David Namwandi the founder of the privately owned International University of Management (IUM) regarding some faceless individual/s who in recent weeks
Our Star of the Week is Rundu deputy major Toini Hausiku. Hausiku relinquished her mayoral position to take up
Cruising in a boat en-route to the Island of Impalila situated at the confluence of two mighty rivers, Zambezi and Chobe, is a utopian experience of unimaginable proportions, but not for locals who feel they have been pushed to the periphery for far too long.
Correctional services all over the world are gradually moving from punitive incarceration to rehabilitation of offenders while upholding human rights to achieve reintegration into mainstream society.
Former Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (Cran) CEO Stanley Shanapinda, a lawyer in ICT policy and regulation and a research fellow at La Trobe University in Australia, tells New Era Managing Editor Toivo Ndjebela about
Our Star of the Week is Windhoek City Councillor Fransina Kahungu for donating N$1 000 towards the purchase of a
Video: Ganja Association of Namibia (GAN) marching against marijuana in Oshona Region
Oshikoto Regional Governor Henock Kankoshi converses with Mininstry of Information and Communication Technology’s Paulina Moses about how the region is handling the scary drought condition that is ravaging the entire country as a result of poor rains this year
WINDHOEK - Namibia has been experiencing variability in rainfall over the past three agricultural seasons due to the climate change effects experienced the world over. As a result, innovative mechanisms to help small-scale crop farmers deal with climate change and to improve their resilience are needed. The practice of Conservation Agriculture (CA) is one such mechanism.
Windhoek - If you are considering making a memorable getaway for a good cause, Sam Nujoma would probably be the right man to show you how to do it right.
WINDHOEK - Emily Amagola (not real name) is a 17-year-old schoolgoing Namibian girl living in Katutura, Windhoek’s predominantly black high density suburb.
In 1974, many young Namibians left the country and travelled via Angola to join the liberation struggle waged by the South West Africa People’s Organisation (Swapo), whose provisional headquarters was in Lusaka, Zambia.
Our Star of the Week is Trevor Brockerhoff for having taken the risk of leaving the Department of Legal Aid to recently open up his own law firm - Brockerhoff Legal Practitioners. Growing up with a strong and fiercely independent single mother is one
Namibia’s boxing sensation Jeremiah “Lowkey” Nakathila last Easter Weekend moved a step closer to his ultimate dream of fighting for a world title when he defeated Hungarian opponent Zoltan Kovacs via an 8th round stoppage to claim the WBO
LILONGWE - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) this week partnered with the Ministry of Health in Malawi to support the Malawi Prison Service (MPS) conduct cervical cancer screening for all female prisoners throughout the country.
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.