• July 17th, 2019
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Diversity is important

There was a day I came across a lovely little girl. I was visiting with a friend who knew her mother, and immediately talk to the precious little girl. In no time she got comfortable and started chatting to me. She was


Youth share views on voting

With Namibia’s elections slated for November, Youth Corner’s Aletta Shikololo and Paheja Siririka gauged the young people’s views on whether the youth are interested in voting.

Internet streaming vs satellite TV

Living costs are constantly rising and consumers are constantly assessing their decisions with the aim to get the best possible value out of every cent they spend.  Television entertainment is one of the areas,


Census mapping upon us

The Namibia Statistics Agency is about to undertake one of the most important and significant aspects of the upcoming 2021 Population and Housing Census pre-enumeration activities. This process is called


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


Stars denies talks with Ghanaian coach Akonnor

WINDHOEK – Despite multiple reports by various credible Ghanaian media outlets that Namibian football club African Stars is in advanced talks with former Asante Kotoko FC head coach, Charles Kwablan “CK” Akonnor, Stars yesterday denied any links with the Ghanaian native.


When logic and loyalty collide

Let me let the cat out of the bag, there are two local football teams that are very close to my heart since I was a young boy, hardly out of my pair of shorts, they are; Blue Waters and Orlando Pirates. Please don’t ask me how come and why? Firstly, I grew up within a multicultural society in my village //Xaire (Okatupapa) where tribe was immaterial.


Khoes takes the Khoest to Germany

WINDHOEK - Nesindano Namises has delved into her artistry by developing a show called theKhoest. Khoes, as she is known, tells the story of transformation and visibility, which is expressed through poetry with experimental sounds and chants, in Khoekhoegowb.


‘Yellow Submarine’ to air on One Africa TV

WINDHOEK - ‘Yellow Submarine’ will be televised on One Africa TV. The show will feature compelling interviews with Namibia’s most prominent entertainment personalities. The show, which premieres on Sunday, is centred on arts but branches out into other areas of life such as medicine and issues affecting artists. 


Team Namibia treasures Namib Desert Diamonds

WINDHOEK - Namibia’s three-year old cutting-edge diamond marketing and sales company, Namib Desert Diamonds (PTY) Ltd (Namdia) and the country’s member-based mobilising force, Team Namibia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to commence with Namdia’s membership of Team Namibia and strategic partnership on 1 July 2019. 


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.

Religious Education

On paper, it is claimed that Namibia is a Christian nation, over 90 percent of the population are believed to follow the Christian faith. This is a great because we have a dominant religion and its principles should be felt and taught countrywide.

You need to stop wishing

There is something about being in your twenties that puts immense pressure on you. It is as though you are fast walking in a race and no matter how much you try to run, you cannot seem to get yourself to do


Leena Iitula the passionate educator

Leena Iitula was born in a small village of Okakonya in Oshana Region where she completed her early primary education. Her parents later moved to Ongwediva for better education for her and her four younger


FNB collects pads for schoolgirls

WINDHOEK – With the aim of keeping a girl child in school, First National Bank (FNB) Namibia encouraged its employees to donate sanitary pads at their recent basketball pad drive which took place last week. 


Bank Windhoek supports EAN

WINDHOEK - Bank Windhoek will again support the Economic Association of Namibia (EAN) with the maintenance and development of its institutional capacity to effectively manage its current and future projects.

The ABC of Hepatitis

On Sunday, 28 July 2019, the world will observe World Hepatitis Day in the pursuit to eliminate viral hepatitis. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver and 325 million people live with the condition globally.

Nothing to show for big sanitation talks

Statistics released this week by Urban and Rural Development Minister Peya Mushelenga  - that 70 percent of informal settlement and rural area dwellers defecate in the open due to lack of toilet facilities in their areas – unsettled us.

The Youth Must Take Responsibility

It is well established that the majority of the Namibian population is made up of the youth, almost everything that happens in the country revolves around the youth, whether it’s positive or not. Youth in their very nature

Men’s health: check the basics 

It always amuses me when I see men spending hours in the gym to build (only) big muscles. I see many of them only lifting heavy dumbbells without doing any cardio exercises. Yes, a body with good healthy

Schlettwein tables two financial bills

WINDHOEK – Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein last Tuesday tabled two bills in Parliament, which are the Financial Services Adjudicator Bill and the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (Namfisa) Bill.

Industry Loop: Theme songs

Why are theme songs in Namibia always so damn corny and downright terrible? They always sound so forced and weird. I mean honestly, the last time a theme song actually impressed me and captured the


Miss Okahao crowned

WINDHOEK – The Miss Okahao pageant that took place last week attracted many beautiful contestants from across the country. However, it was Tuundja Ujava who was crowned as the 2019 winner. 

Why this negativity to investors?

Some Namibians have reduced themselves to being perpetual armchair critics cynical about everything that government wants to do even when such deeds are for the good of all the citizens of our country. The case in


Earlier in the year at our independence celebrations, our guest Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of Kenya

The past, present and future fear

I woke up this morning, in a haze, with my heart beating against my chest. It took me a moment to regain my equilibrium and realise I was terrified. I had to sit still for a good minute, to give myself sufficient time to


Oranjemund needs a bigger airport

WINDHOEK – There is an urgent need for a bigger airport at Oranjemund to accommodate more visitors. Since Oranjemund has been proclaimed an ‘open town’, there is a higher demand and need for more


The economic value of grass

On a visit to a Brahman stud farmer in the maize triangle, we were greeted by a veldt fire that seems to have spread from the neighbours at the farm gate. With a sense of concern in one eye and yet grateful that

Withholding Tax explained

Citizens of all countries have an obligation, by regulation, to contribute to and invest in the development of their country by paying taxes. Taxes are utilised for the development of infrastructure, provision of health and

Impalila naval base officially opened

IMPALILA – The Minister of Defence Penda Ya Ndakolo last Friday officially opened the Impalila Naval Base which he believes will play a pivotal role in providing security and to bolster the fight against crime in the far-eastern island bordering Zambia and Botswana.


Licky Erastus takes over as MTC’s Acting CEO

WINDHOEK - Dr Licky Richard Erastus has been appointed MTC’s new Acting CEO. Dr Erastus takes over from Thinus Smit who served in the acting role for the past two and a half years. Dr Erastus currently holds the position of Chief Technical Officer at MTC. 

Rapist gets more than he bargained for

WINDHOEK - A resident from Otjiwarongo unhappy with his sentence of 17 years on a rape conviction got more than he bargained for when two judges of the Windhoek High Court increased his sentence instead of decreasing it as he wished.