• September 22nd, 2019

Front Page News

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NBC announces sweeping austerity

WINDHOEK – National broadcaster NBC yesterday announced a slew of austerity measures – including switching off live cameras from parliament and abolishing four of its four TV channels from today – due to the dire financial situation the company finds itself in.

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New Nantu leaders reveal plans

WINDHOEK – Newly elected Namibian National Teachers Union (Nantu) secretary general Loide Shaanika said the union will commit its energies to address love affairs between learners and their teachers that have resulted in some of the learners being impregnated.

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Woman and her former lover guilty of murder

WINDHOEK – Rachel Rittmann, the woman dubbed the ‘Gobabis Delilah’ and her former lover Rhyno du Preez were both convicted of murder read with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act yesterday for killing her husband, 35-year-old Rudolph Henry Rittmann. 

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Namibia’s AfCFTA tariff sacrifice scrutinised

WINDHOEK - Experts agree that revenue to be sacrificed in the reduction of trade tariffs by 90 percent, as prescribed by the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), is negligible due to the current low level of trade between Namibia and the rest of the continent. 

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One person charged in GIPF debacle

WINDHOEK – Prosecutor General (PG) Martha Imalwa yesterday confirmed that one person – whose identity she withheld – has been charged under the Insolvency Act and also with fraud into the missing millions of the Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF).

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Vessel fire investigation underway

WALVIS BAY – Financial Director of Seawork Fish Processors Jurgen Sander, whose vessel caught fire and ultimately caused the death of one of their employees, said in a short statement on Monday that they are still not able to provide further information with regards to the incident.

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Mass housing programme on track

WINDHOEK - Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Peya Mushelenga, has confirmed that the mass housing project is still in full swing, as only one component of the project involving government providing finance and employing a contractor is on hold.

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City faces cash flow problems

WINDHOEK - The City of Windhoek strategic executive head of finance Jerome Davis has warned that the city is facing cash flow problems that requires creativity, cooperation and political will from the executive and senior management teams to resolve.

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MET throws lifeline to nearly 70 hippos

WINDHOEK - As a mitigation measure, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) has drilled a borehole to pump water into drying up ponds to save about 68 stranded hippos that are fighting not only for territorial space but also survival in the Chobe River. 

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Help us graze in Angola, Geingob asked

ONGWEDIVA - Livestock farmers in Oshana Region want the Namibian government to engage Angola authorities on a possibility of allowing them to graze their cattle in, and export meat products into, Angola. The farmers argue that the available grazing areas in the north are densely populated with livestock – and

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50-year-old admits  raping minor

WINDHOEK – “I could not insert my penis into her ‘cookie’ as it was too small. I just inserted one finger into her.” This was part of the chilling confession of the 50-year-old convicted murderer and rapist who is accused

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NSFAF funding deficit receives attention

WINDHOEK- The Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation has announced that the high-level technical committee, constituted for the purpose of identifying additional sources to fund Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) beneficiaries, has successfully completed its assignment. 

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NCRST head-hunting CEO

WINDHOEK - The National Commission on Research, Science, and Technology (NCRST) is in the process of head-hunting for a suitable candidate after they failed to find the right person to fill the vacant post of its CEO

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Woman dies after being run over by own vehicle 

WINDHOEK - A 46-year-old woman died yesterday morning after her vehicle – allegedly with a faulty handbrake – rolled backwards and trapped her underneath it before coming to a standstill some metres into her neighbour’s yard. It is alleged that the woman tried to stop the vehicle which  was rolling on a slight slope.

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Geingob explains sale of Erindi

WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob has said Erindi, Namibia’s biggest privately-owned game reserve, measuring 65 000 hectares, can legally be sold to foreigners since the waiver was granted way before last year’s land conference.