WINDHOEK – Namibia’s England-based defender Ryan Nyambe will tomorrow make his home debut at the Sam Nujoma Stadium when the Brave Warriors face the visiting Les Sao of Chad for the group stage qualifier of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s England-based defender Ryan Nyambe will tomorrow make his home debut at the Sam Nujoma Stadium when the Brave Warriors face the visiting Les Sao of Chad for the group stage qualifier of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
CHETTO – Nsundwa !Amǁaresa Skoli Zambezi ǀkharib dib ge ai!â gere ǂoa wekheb ai, 3kW sores ǀgammi ǀkha ra sîsen !nanǀgaib masinsa ge !khō!oa hîa kai huib ase ǁnā skoli di ǁgau!nâ-aon tsî ǀgôan !aroma ge īsa.
!GOMENǁGAMS – ǁNāti ī ǁhawos sa ǂhunuma omsa hōbasens dis ge ama kaisa xu !nū tama hâ, ǁnā khoen hîa ǀhûǁarebese omna hōbasens di !nans (shack dwellers federation) !nâ ǁani hân hîa Narravilles tsî
Namibian agricultural journalist Deon Schlechter is participating in an information tour to Germany on the topic of ‘The Future of Agriculture’ in connection with the AGRITECHNICA trade fair in Hannover.
WINDHOEK - The O&L Group yesterday announced it has acquired majority ownership of over 60% in Hartlief as part of its 2025 strategy, which aims to employ 10 000 people.
WINDHOEK - United Democratic Front of Namibia (UDF) leader Apius !Auchab has vowed to establish a skills development and vocational training agency, once elected into power. !Auchab is one of the presidential candidates contesting for election this month.
WINDHOEK – President of the Republican Party Henk Mudge has vowed to continue fighting for the recognition of former Koevoet members and the South West African Territorial Force (SWATF) war veterans. Mudge said many of these officers who served in those units were suffering today.
WINDHOEK – Namibia Farm Workers Union (Nafwu) general secretary Rocco Nguvauva yesterday reiterated his call for the agricultural sector to ensure farm workers are accorded their democratic right to freely participate in this month’s elections.
WINDHOEK - Brave Warriors interim coach Bobby Samaria blamed Saturday’s 2-0 defeat against Zambia on his team’s poor finishing in front of the goal. The 2-0 loss saw Namibia fail to retain the Dr Hage Geingob Cup, which they won last year.
CHETTO – Sikolo sa Nsundwa mwasikiliti sa Zambezi, viki yefelile nesi amuhezi mulilo osebelisa lizazi (sola), ili kalulo yeimuluzi maticele ni baituti. Sikolo sesifumaneha mwalibaka zetibiswa kimezi amuunda, nesibona baituti ni maticele baitusisa makandela kwakubala nako yamanzibuana.
WINDHOEK – The Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service is well on target towards the realisation of the set goal to establish the 121 rural youth enterprises in all constituencies in the country.
WINDHOEK - The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) recorded a commendable increase of 19 percent of twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers shipped and 33 percent of TEU’s that landed at the Port of Walvis Bay in the month of September 2019 when compared to September 2018. These were the remarks of Namport’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Kavin Harry, during the Annual Port Users function held in honour of the entity’s clientelé last week Friday.
WINDHOEK - The First Lady, Monica Geingos, has said infertility in Namibia should be treated like any other health issue: with professionalism, empathy, respect and stigma. “It is not always the women’s fault; men too can struggle with infertility. Couples would not know if they are not both exposed to medical examinations and tests,” explained Geingos.
WINDHOEK- MultiChoice Africa announced last week that the highly acclaimed documentary, Hafeni: The Man from Mondesa aired yesterday on DStv’s channel 409. It especially fills MultiChoice with pride, as it is a local Namibian production made by Namibians, telling a story that will resonate with viewers across Africa.
WINDHOEK - Anna Vambe from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has advised artists they are not charity cases, and must run their businesses and make money.
WINDHOEK- A group of youth who are into drama plays called Kufamosha drama group is appealing to fellow local film companies to assist them with filming equipment to record part four of their series called ‘Fiyo naini Namibia letu lili ngaha’ (till when is Namibia like this).
WINDHOEK – Medical personnel from the Chinese government-sponsored charitable surgery project, the Journey of Brightness, on Friday visited a number of patients at Windhoek Central Hospital.
WINDHOEK - Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) has recorded success in the battle against cases and deaths related to malaria, thanks to interventions by member states. This has resulted in a substantial reduction of mortality attributed to the infectious disease.
WINDHOEK - Press secretary in the Presidency Alfredo Hengari has angrily hit back at those criticising President Hage Geingob’s appointment of former Keetmanshoop Urban councillor Hilma Nicanor as special advisor on veterans’ affairs in the Office of the Vice-President.
WINDHOEK- Brave Warriors interim coach Bobby Samaria says he wants to improve Namibia’s flagging record against Zambia when they lock horns in the Dr Hage Geingob Cup tomorrow at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in the capital.
Being one of the ardent advocates for racial transformation in local sports, I was this week delighted and equally pleased beyond measure to hear that local cricket presiding body Cricket Namibia (CN) has embarked on a transformational journey that will finally see it take cricket to public schools and eventually the masses.
That fateful Sunday afternoon, 28 March 2004 will go down in history as the darkest day in Namibian football.
When my eternal close buddy and former teammate at the “Brave Lions of Judah” (Hungry Lions Football Club) approached me with an idea to host a birthday bash for our ailing former teammate Jackson Kotjiuru Meroro, who turned 60 last month – I immediately bought into the suggestion and proposed to cast the net wide.
WINDHOEK- Our top trending clip is courtesy of Namibia’s Hot Tea on YouTube about Exit showing his new car and chilling with Young T. The clip was uploaded on November, 2nd this year and has garnered close to 10 000 views so far.
WINDHOEK - Ann Singer finally released her second sophomore 12-tracked album titled ‘Sanity’. She started recording the album late last year, which took her several months of many sleepless nights in the studio.
WINDHOEK- The Namibian Society of Composers and Authors of Music (NASCAM) Chief Executive Officer Eino-John Max, was recently appointed to be Chairperson of the Confederation of International Society of Composers and Authors (CISAC) Africa Committee on a three-year term.
WINDHOEK – As part of her responsibilities as a beauty queen, Miss Teen Namibia 2019, Schwané Blignaut will be launching a campaign titled ‘Beauty has a story’ to create awareness against social bullies among school children.
WINDHOEK- The sad news broke by MTC’s Chief of Human Capital and Corporate Affairs, Tim Ekandjo stating that after almost 10 years of closely awarding deserving local artists for their craft and contribution they have done in the music industry, it would regrettably bring this project to a close.
WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development (MITSMED), in partnership with the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), will be hosting a Namibia-Bulgaria Business Breakfast Forum on 13 November 2019 at the NamPower Convention Centre in Windhoek.
WINDHOEK – The finance ministry as well as that of sport, youth and national service, in conjunction with the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) on Wednesday unveiled a N$138.5 million small and medium enterprise (SME) financing strategy, to commence on 1 December, specifically aimed at enabling the youth to start or expand their businesses.
I was very shocked to read about the alarming figures of teenage pregnancy in our country and I shift the blame on our government.
While negative thoughts are a natural (and irritating) occurrence, psychologist Lisa Firestone says we need to handle them with care: they can easily lead to debilitating distress. In particular, she warns against self-hatred or self-doubt. In their place, Firestone suggests a COAL attitude which translates to “curious, open, accepting and loving.”
Three years ago, when the National Commission on Research Science and Technology (NCRST) mooted the idea of a multidisciplinary academic journal, some critics never thought that such a proposal would yield any meaningful results. Others said it was a far-fetched idea which would fizzle or evaporate into thin air. But dedicated scholars from NCRST, the University of Namibia (Unam), the mother university, the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) and the International University of Management (IUM), believed in the idea of the journal and took upon themselves the mammoth task of setting up structures, rules and regulations that have culminated in the first edition of the Namibia Journal for Research, Science and Technology that was launched last week in Windhoek.
Namibians are by nature law-abiding, but hardened repeat offenders, murderers whose hands drip with the blood of innocent victims, rapists, looters of public coffers, unrepentant burglars, cattle thieves are holding sway and riding roughshod over the bulk of a cowed population.
WINDHOEK - A young man from Leonardville, who was only 17 years old when he slit the throat of his two-month pregnant girlfriend, was sentenced to an effective 30 years in jail this week by Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Kobus Miller.
WINDHOEK - State prosecutor Felisitas Sikerete-Vendura this week asked High Court Judge Naomi Shivute to sentence a woman convicted of luring two underage girls from a village in northern Namibia under false promises of employment and then selling them into sexual slavery, to an effective 25 years in jail.
WINDHOEK - A scheduled meeting, which never materialised yesterday between President Hage Geingob, Founding President Sam Nujoma and Damara leader Gaob Justus //Garoëb, may have fuelled speculations that the latter was defecting to the ruling party. //Garoëb, in an interview with New Era, dismissed reports linking him to Swapo, saying he was a committed United Democratic Front of Namibia (UDF) member even though he quit active politics in 2013.
WINDHOEK – The Namibian Police Canine Unit – in short K9 Unit – that is tasked with detecting crimes, explosives, drugs and criminals amongst others, has its existence founded on the Namibian Police Act, 19 of 1990 Section 13, which spells out its mandate.
WINDHOEK – A newly born baby, who was allegedly dumped by her mother in a pit latrine of a local school, is recovering well in the Outapi District Hospital. Learners at Ombundamuti Combined School made the shocking discovery at around 15h00. It appears the baby was dumped around 06h00 in the morning.
WINDHOEK – The Fifa-appointed Normalisation Committee (NC) for the Namibia Football Association (NFA) has roped in the legal services of Sisa Namandje & Co. Inc to challenge the urgent application launched by the Namibia Premier League (NPL) last week with the Windhoek High Court.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s boxing sensation Jeremiah “Low Key” Nakathila vowed nothing will stand in the way of his dreams of getting a shot at the world title, not even Zimbabwean boxer Peter Pambeni who faces the Namibian this month.
WINDHOEK - The Bank Windhoek National Outdoor Hockey League concluded this past weekend in Windhoek with Saints clinching the Men and Women’s Premier Leagues and the Women Reserve League titles.
The first of October 1989 marked the official opening of the Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF).
WINDHOEK - The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. Opened in 2004, the Bank has since contributed to a wide range of economic activities and socio-economic wellbeing through its finance.
WINDHOEK - The current recessionary economic environment appears to have aggravated the occurrence of fraudulent insurance claims being submitted by policyholders with criminal intent in their attempt to “ease their cash-flow situation”.
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 – The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) recently conducted an ICT assessment of rural women parliamentarians with male as partners as a means to identify the basic needs of information technologies.
One cannot agree more or less with the juxtaposition in last Friday’s The Namibian newspaper by the editor’s guest in the persona of Rinaani Musutua, that this is A Time for Change.
WINDHOEK – The ministry of labour and employment creation has been struggling to find job placements for thousands of Namibians currently unemployed.
WINDHOEK - Ohangwena police regional commander Commissioner Simeon Shindinge has ordered his subordinates to take the man involved in the mass killing of three relatives to hospital because there is suspicion, he is crazed by rabies.
WINDHOEK – The ministry of environment has dismissed as baseless allegations made by an unknown person in an audio recording circulating on social media that the ministry is allowing Chinese to drive vehicles patrolling the national parks.
WINDHOEK - Namibia is targeting gold at the Rugby Africa’s Sevens tournament, known as Africa Men’s Sevens, which starts this weekend in Johannesburg, South Africa.
One of the challenges Anti-Money Laundering specialists face is employing a risk-based approach through the study and application of international trends, typologies, and recommendations to their specific regions.
WINDHOEK - Hollard Namibia and Pick n Pay have joined forces in opening up the very first in-store Hollard Business Office at the Wernhil Pick n Pay.
WINDHOEK - Horst Simon, Business Risk Officer at Capricorn Group Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) department, was nominated by an industry colleague in South Africa for the Africa Risk Management Award and at the Annual Awards Ceremony of the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA).
WINDHOEK - The man who stabbed his girlfriend and mother of his now eight-year-old daughter a shocking 27 times with several knives in front of her four-year-old son in what he described as a moment of weakness was yesterday sentenced to 30 years imprisonment.
WINDHOEK - A young man from Leonardville who was merely 17-years- old when he slit the throat of his two- month pregnant girlfriend on Monday admitted during cross-examination in the High Court in his mitigation and aggravation of sentence hearing that he indeed killed the deceased.
WINDHOEK – The United Democratic Front of Namibia (UDF) is “stronger than ever” and ready to contest the Presidential and National Assembly elections later this month, party president, Apius !Auchab, said yesterday.
WINDHOEK – Racial transformation in sports is very much achievable if the minds, hearts and attitudes of those entrusted with running the various federations develop the willingness and courage to be ambassadors of change, the chairperson of the African Union Sport Council (AUSC) Region 5, Vetumbuavi Veii, strongly believes.
Broilers refer to hybrid, heavy fleshed meat birds that reach slaughter weight at 35 - 42 days. It is shocking to note that some consumers, particularly in the northern regions, dislike purchasing live broilers due to their white plumage colour.
WINDHOEK - Agra’s winner, Heifers with Breeding Potential from the southern parts of the country, has urged fellow farmers in the country to keep their animals healthy by providing them with the necessary supplements.
WINDHOEK - Minister of Health and Social Services and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hifikepunye Pohamba Foundation, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, said “a nation that is not food secured is a vulnerable nation; therefore, something needs to be done”.
WINDHOEK – Due to significant under-recoveries per product on the basic fuel price (BFP), it is estimated that the National Energy Fund will avail in excess of N$40 million in subsidies to spare consumers the burden of a fuel increase for November.
WINDHOEK – One of the main topics scheduled to be discussed at the Construction Industries Federation (CIF) Construction Conference & AGM on 14 and 15 November will be the establishment of a Namibian Construction Council, which is in line with the government’s commitment to have the council promulgated before the end of the 2019/2020 financial year.
WINDHOEK - Police Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga said weapons, including firearms, have been seized at political rallies across the country as campaigning for the general election heats up.
WINDHOEK – The prosecutor general is set to decide the fate of a woman who was arrested for allegedly assaulting her neighbour to death over alcohol in November 2018 in Katutura.
WINDHOEK – The Brave Warriors will this coming Saturday rely on the experience and lethalness of attacking midfielder-cum-striker Hendrik “Ballack” Somaeb when Namibia take on the Chipolopolo of Zambia in the 6th edition of the Dr Hage Geingob Cup at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday in the capital.
WINDHOEK - A barrage of squawks greets Albert Handunge every time he steps into his chicken coop. As the owner of Kona MH Supply cc, a poultry company based in Katutura, he beams. Seeing his chickens with their laid eggs reminds him of how, if supported locally, the poultry industry can boost job creation and ultimately eradicate poverty!
WINDHOEK - World Savings Day or International Savings Day was established on 30 October 1924, during the first International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks) in Milan, Italy and was declared on the last day of the congress.
WINDHOEK - A delegation of 18 senior military officers from the Namibia Command and Staff College based in Okahandja led by the Commandant of the College, Brigadier General Mathew Shipulwa, conducted a study tour to Desert Fruit Namibia (DFN) on 24 October.
WINDHOEK – Three straight years of negative growth of the Namibian economy is not making any positive contributions to the unemployment rate as businesses are more likely to retrench staff in the current economic climate than actually recruit new employees.
WINDHOEK- Nathan Green is a professional photographer who does portraits on lifestyles, intending to tell African stories through his lenses. Recently, Green and his team launched his project called Street Exhibition in Otjiwarongo.
In today’s turbulent world, a lot has changed as a result of technology that has globalised the world. The demand for healthy living, equal distribution of the resources, sharing of technology, skills, knowledge has risen and become an integral determinant in international relations. Such resources are unevenly distributed between developed and developing countries with a better endowment in the developed world.
WINDHOEK - Martin Lukato the resilient leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP) whose headquarters is a thatched hut at his village of Queensland in Zambezi, says he normally walks to his campaign venues because of the scarcity of financial resources.
WINDHOEK - The Windhoek Regional Court has sent out a deterrent message to men instigating GBV by sentencing a man to 15 years imprisonment for attempting to kill her former lover of five years and mother to his child in 2016.
WINDHOEK – Swapo secretary general Sophia Shaningwa says the party accepts that independent presidential candidate Dr Panduleni Itula, with effect from the date of his registration with the Electoral Commission of Namibia, has irreversibly ex-communicated himself as a Swapo member.
GOBABIS - The Gobabis correctional facility last Friday celebrated the State President Decision patients’ family open day at an event held in Gobabis.
KEETMANSHOOP – With the trend of political parties opting to launch their campaigns more on social media, New Era gauged the views of some //Kharas residents on this new political phenomenon.
NKURENKURU - The Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, Tjekero Tweya, said the time has come for Namibia to embrace and welcome investors with open arms and create the necessary conducive environment that will inspire investors to settle in the country.
For so many years many people have heard about a protection order that has been put in place to assist those people who want to escape their abusers. Many survivors do not understand how the process of applying for a protection order works. They move quickly to apply for a protection order only to withdraw it within a short period.
I think one of the most overrated phrases in the entertainment industry is “all the way from South Africa”. We are slaves of South Africa. South Africa own our souls. We are that side chick that believes that love is about suffering. So much so that whenever we see or hear the phrase “all the way from South Africa” we jump without asking how high.
WINDHOEK- Our top trending clip this week is about entrepreneur and actress Dillish Mathews’ Instagram story that she uploaded this last week about women giving attitude to their men. While eating cake, she demonstrates how other women eat men whose women are arrogant.
WINDHOEK – They say ‘gold medals are not made of gold, they are made of sweat, determination and a hard-to-find alloy called guts’ and this defines eight-year-old Kari Rabie, who won a gold medal last week in the Rumba in the Jungle competition in South Africa.
WINDHOEK-Mental illness has a long history of being stigmatized in societies around the globe.
WINDHOEK - October 10 is observed as World Mental Health Day, a day for worldwide mental health edification, consciousness and activism against social stigma.
WINDHOEK – According to a 37-page urgent application filed with the Windhoek High Court yesterday, suspended Namibia Premier League (NPL) said it was left with no other option but to approach the civil court to urgently seek reprieve from the unceasing wrath of the Fifa-appointed Normalisation Committee (NC) for the Namibia Football Association (NFA).
Many people are unaware that much travelled dreadlocked goal poacher Kaskas Angula, is in Namibian terms, a “Struggle Kid” – albeit a well-behaved one for that matter. The deadly net buster developed vast interest in politics and left his motherland as a fourteen-year-old boy, hardly out of his pair of shorts.
Ooops, let me quickly borrow a famous code from the great statesman Nelson Mandela, “Fools multiply when the wise men remain silent”.
It is relieving Ghana Football was dissolved a year ago because it was simply anachronistic to the aspirations of the Ghanaian child as well as the Politician. The revolution that occurred was the best drama any football fanatic would wish for after a rather boring political year.
Otjomuise- Omuhunga wo ru veze orusupi pokati kondiero yotji mariva otjiungurisiwa tjo horomende una ozondando mbari omapaha, o Ministera yOtjimariva, Calle Schlettwein, matja.
Otjomuise- Ehi mo Namibia ngamba riri mo make wa imba mberi kamburire no ku hina ombindu komutima.
Otjomuise-Ondjira komurungu oku tjevera onÿikameno pondondo yombwiko yehi mouparanga wayo no ku yandja omasa no ku kurisa ozongurameno ndu ma ze tjiti kutja otjimariva tji ma tjiyandjwa poo tjima tjihanewa ma tji kwata oviungura noutumbe nawina omipepo mo ngorongova yehi.
WINDHOEK - Namibia’s current economic environment necessitates increased focus on supporting local businesses, in particular those that are manufacturing and producing for the local market, with the inherent intention to also export to regional and international markets other than effectively meeting the domestic demand.
WINDHOEK - Taxpayers were yesterday informed that all penalties on their tax accounts will be waived as part of an incentive programme to encourage registration as e-filers on the Integrated Tax Administration System (ITAS) and to promote the continuous use of the online service.
There is a way in which a new day opens with the pregnant promise of new possibilities, and opportunities for higher levels of success. With some luck, people on a team, in an organization, or institution, may even attain the benchmarks that have previously seemed elusive.
Higher education without quality is useless and a waste of money and time. That there should always be quality in higher education is not debatable.
A lot has been said about gender-based violence. However, there is no end in sight to this problem.
It appears that the masterminds behind “independent candidate politics” in Namibia are gradually gaining a lot of ground in the national political game.
As national elections loom - slightly over a month before the nation goes to the polls to decide who is going to lead the country into the next five years - we should, as a nation, ask ourselves a fundamental question: Are we voters or fans of political contestants in the elections?
WINDHOEK - City police spokesperson sergeant Fabian Amukwelele has expressed concern over unregistered pirate taxis operating in the City with impunity stealing passengers and eroding the profits of registered taxis. Pirate taxis are also involved in criminal activities.
WINDHOEK - The murder as well as the discharging of a firearm in public trial of commissioner for refugees in Namibia Likius Valombola, 56, will start on 22 June next year before Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Claudia Claasen.
WINDHOEK – For over ten years a resident of Havana informal settlement has been going from home to sit around some traffic lights in a leafy area of Windhoek hoping to be picked up for a job, but in vain.
WINDHOEK – Nampol Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga has clarified that there was no criminal case opened at any station regarding the missing electronic voting machines (EVMs), which at the time were loaned to the Swapo Party Elders Council in 2017.
WINDHOEK – Renowned local business magnate Ranga Haikali has severed ties with Namibia Premier League (NPL) former multiple champions Black Africa Sport Club (BA), after having spent almost 11 years at the helm of the Gemendge-based club.
WINDHOEK- Netball Namibia (NN) secretary-general Imelda Nerongo has been appointed to serve as the new secretary-general of the recently resuscitated Confederation of Southern Africa Netball Associations (Cosana).
WINDHOEK - Last week Saturday a portion of Independence Avenue between Kasino Street and Sam Nujoma Drive became a hive of activity.
WINDHOEK - Seedstars World, a Swiss-based start-up competition in emerging markets, and the African Development Bank on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership to implement its innovative ‘job creation track’ model to support youth employment and entrepreneurship in Africa.
WINDHOEK - Standard Bank Namibia’s Head of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Dennis Issac, said loan seekers should make sure they are ethical and willing to repay their dues whenever applications are to be submitted to the bank.
WINDHOEK - The Lufthansa Group has expanded its long-haul network, now connecting Windhoek with its largest hub in Frankfurt, in cooperation with Eurowings.
WINDHOEK – The quality of corporate governance in public enterprises (PEs) is directly correlated to the performance of these entities. This was confirmed by Minister of Public Enterprises Leon Jooste yesterday at the first-ever National Corporate Governance Summit, which took place in Windhoek.
Namibia is going to the polls on 27 November 2019 to elect both the president and members of parliament. The nation will be dragging along its generational election curse of bloated party lists, ten presidential hopefuls in a population of less than 3 million and chains of political and financial scandals.
WINDHOEK - A Former Air Namibia cabin crew member currently being tried for attempting to smuggle N$5 million worth of heroin is set to get new trial dates after his trial came to a standstill in Windhoek regional court.
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Speaker of the Hungarian parliament, László Kövér, says Namibia is one of his country’s long-standing friends and that Hungary has started to heighten that friendship through its policy of “opening to the South strategy” which entails increasing economic ties with the African continent and Latin America.
WINDHOEK - Although a National Professional Standards for Teachers in Namibia was developed in 2006 to provide a framework and guide educators, the implementation of this policy has not been effectively monitored.
OTJIWARONGO - Government officials and stakeholders from across the Otjozondjupa region gathered on Tuesday to discuss road accident reduction measures in the region in light of the festive season when road accidents and deaths are most likely to increase over the holiday season
WINDHOEK - Namibia’s senior netball team, affectionately known as the Desert Jewels, who were recently crowned 2019 M1 Nations Cup champions, were Monday rewarded by Namibian marine diamond mining company Debmarine for their outstanding achievement.
WINDHOEK - The Bank Windhoek Fistball National Cup will take place this coming weekend at the Cohen Fistball Club (CFC) fields in Windhoek. A concluding contest, the first games of the weekend’s action will kick-off at 08:30 on Saturday.
WINDHOEK- The inaugural edition of the Spar National 10km Championships Run was officially launched in Windhoek yesterday. The race will take place this coming Saturday between Oshakati and Ongwediva.
WINDHOEK - Namibia’s telecommunications giant MTC, which is the country’s leading sports sponsor, last weekend paid homage and formally recognised 13 other local corporates that have contributed and continue to immensely contribute to the broader agenda of sports development.
You know when one finds oneself looking at one’s life, we tend to have two sights, forward and backwards. We spend much of our time focused on the future and what is to come. Always planning and anxious about where we are going and trying to ensure that we are doing the groundwork to get to where we are going.
WINDHOEK – Taleni Shimhopileni believes it is wisest for her and fellow young Namibians to identify things they are both good at and love doing and to build on it. “But building on that doesn’t mean you have to exclude growing in other areas.
RUNDU-The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in collaboration with Food Namibia, recently held a World Food Day Poster competition for schools in Kavango East, focusing on students between the ages of 12-19 designing posters to create awareness about Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World.
WINDHOEK – To celebrate the diversity of Africa, children from Gardner Private School together with their teachers commemorated African Nations Day last week.
WINDHOEK – The Tech Education Innovation hub in collaboration with People’s Primary School Interactive Tech Library Project (PPS-ITLP), a public school in Windhoek, sees the design and implementation of an interactive tech library to enhance reading experiences of the Namibian child.
WINDHOEK - Cornastone Information Technology Services recently celebrated achieving Platinum status with Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE), which is one of the highest possible global standings that can be achieved with HPE.
WINDHOEK - The 9th Institute of People Management of Namibia Conference is scheduled for the 7 and 8 November, at the Windhoek Country Club.
OTJIWARONGO – Namibia, through the Namibian Correctional Service (NCS), has become the first Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Member State to launch a country-specific Corrections or Prisons Women’s Network as the region acts to better appreciate the role of women officers in ensuring peace and stability.
WINDHOEK - As eligible Namibians go to the polls on 27 November 2019 to elect a state president and National Assembly members for the next five years, the Anglican Bishop of Namibia, Right Reverend Luke Lungile Pato, has called for peaceful elections.
WINDHOEK – Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg yesterday said that American Marcus Thomas, who is accused of the assassin-like murder of Andre Heckmair in Windhoek in 2011, has reached the end of the rope in his quest to delay his trial.
WINDHOEK - Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) said yesterday that it will forge ahead with the Presidential and National Assembly elections slated for 27 November despite the refusal of opposition parties to sign the code of conduct yesterday.
WINDHOEK – An organisation representing the interests of Namibians with hearing impairment says its members are being sidelined from electoral processes and campaigns ahead of the Presidential and National Assembly elections next month.
WINDHOEK - Founding father of the nation, Sam Nujoma on Saturday encouraged electorates to vote for Swapo and its candidate President Hage Geingob in order to maintain peace, stability and above all, continuity to consolidate the gains the country has made during the past 29 years.
Debit and credit cards, cellphones and electronic funds transfer (EFT) have replaced the cheque as a mode of payment while browsers are increasingly making inroads on the traditional client preferences for bank branches.
WINDHOEK - The Namibia University of Science and Technology supported by Bank Windhoek and Capricorn Group, last week hosted a two-day workshop for journalists and media students on the Investigation of Illicit Financial Flows and Money Laundering in Windhoek.
WINDHOEK – The Namibia Institute of Corporate Governance (NICG) is set to host the first-ever national corporate governance summit tomorrow, at Safari Hotel.
The noble task of eliminating hunger and malnutrition as set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs, as well as in the African Union 2025 Malabo Commitments, is actually a race against time towards delivering on the targets.
WINDHOEK – Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg yesterday granted leave to local lawyer, Titus Ipumbu, to withdraw as the legal representative of American Marcus Thomas who is accused of the assassin-like murder of Andre Heckmair in Windhoek in 2011.
WINDHOEK – A member of the Botswana opposition coalition the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), Cater Hikuama, on Friday became the second ‘Baherero’ (Herero) – as they known in that country – to be elected to the Botswana legislature since independence in 1963.
WINDHOEK – The court should forsake the element of mercy in sentencing persons convicted of sexually abusing children, said magistrate Ileni Velikoshi when imposing a 17-year imprisonment term on a man who raped a five-year-old girl in 2015 at Havana, Katutura, Windhoek.
WINDHOEK - The man accused of the brutal rape and murder of a 13-year-old Rachel Vanessa Boois in the Omdel location of Henties Bay during the period 3 to 4 May 2014 refused to testify in his own defence after Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Alfred Siboleka dismissed his application for discharge.
WINDOKO – Baituti babalikana mwanda kamashumi aketalizoho, bakafumana malambi asebelisa mulilo walizazi yona sola, kakuba kalulo yaneulo yakatengo ka Legal Assistance Centre (LAC), mwakusileleza simbule ni silalanda. Malambi naneuzwi kwakatengo ka LAC ki kampani ya Nampower viki yefelile.
WINDHOEK – Late last week, Air Namibia confirmed that after a temporary three-month suspension, it has re-introduced the Windhoek to Luanda route back to its schedule. The Windhoek to Luanda flights were scheduled to re-commence its Angolan operation yesterday.
WINDHOEK – The risks to Namibia’s credit rating outlook are bound to increase considering last year’s fiscal developments coupled with the fact that government is unlikely to be able to consolidate this year’s budget deficit.
WINDHOEK - A regional training of trainers’ workshop addressing issues of HIV and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in prison settings ended in Windhoek last week with a call to safeguard the health of people in prison in order to protect public health.
WINDHOEK - Justice minister Sacky Shanghala has labelled the case before the Windhoek High Court involving the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB), which is seeking to recover over N$23 million from the organisers of the Kora All-Africa Music Awards, as a waste of time.
Its election time and everyone is in the mood to have their voices heard including entertainers. I for one think that entertainers need to lead these conversations. I think it’s refreshing to see your favourite entertainer champion an ideology or some sort of cause.
WINDHOEK- The top trending clip for this week is of a Namibian Police Officer receiving a bride from an alleged truck driver believed to have been transporting tourists through Namibia.
Award-winning gospel vocalist, Maranatha Goroh, popularly known as Maranatha, spoke about her thrilling journey with a new album, Maranatha Music Ministries (M3) brand, new singles and her album release party.
WINDHOEK – Namibian upcoming artist, Makilla, who was signed under the UGU records owned by Singer and award-winning artist, Young T, says he has parted ways with the record label to join a group of five various artists, ‘Young Kasi’ label.
WINDHOEK- The European Union and its member states will be hosting the European Film Festival in Namibia this year with emphasis on promoting cultural diversity within the film industry.
Otjomuise- Nambano tjasewa ko va pangure vetatu votjo mbanguriro tjo ma yururakisiro wo vi posa tja America kutja ohorongo onyama mai hungamisa pi motjiposa tjozondekurona za Namibia zaimba mba hupa kOtjiÞiro Otjindjandja tjo 1904-1908.
WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade & SME Development, through the Business and Intellectual Property Authority, on behalf of the Government of Namibia, launched the first National Policy on Intellectual Property during a high-level breakfast engagement on Wednesday in Windhoek.
WINDHOEK - The economic recovery and growth stimulus package announced by Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein on Tuesday during the Budget Review and the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement, consists of four interdependent components over the short and medium-term horizon.
Young voters notoriously neglect the importance of voting, but their voice is an important one on both sides of the coin.
The Electoral Commission of Namibia as a custodian of election related matter in our Republic has taken a bold stand to enforce strict compliance of political parties to both statutory and constitutional provisions that require aspiring parliamentarians first to resign from their remunerated public office positions before accepting nominations as candidates of their respective parties.
It is a fact that Zimbabwe has one of the best education systems in Africa, a solid education system that has produced professionals in almost every discipline.
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.
WINDHOEK – A new vocational training centre, the Namibia Institute of Tertiary Education (NITE), has promised to reduce intellectual dependence of students, grow talents and empower the nation with education, training, research and community services.
WINDHOEK - Debate over the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and the issue of their reliability in the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections remains a hot topic.
ONDANGWA - Safety and security minister Charles Namoloh has advised more than 700 cadet constables currently undergoing a 12-month training at the Ruben Danger Ashipala Training Centre against joining the force for money.
Jerry Mathias plies his trade in Windhoek’s central business district. You can usually find him around the Game Shopping complex in the centre of Windhoek where he fixes car windows and windshields.
WINDHOEK – After a review of global, regional and domestic economic and financial developments, the Bank of Namibia’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) yesterday announced that the country’s repo rate will remain unchanged at 6.50 percent.
WINDHOEK – During a post-mid-term budget breakfast yesterday Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein reiterated a comment from his mid-term budget statement that Namibia still has significant discrepancies between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’.
WINDHOEK – A young woman who was arrested for allegedly dumping her lifeless baby at Greenwell Matongo is yet to attain legal representation in her case.
OTAVI - United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) recently facilitated the training of 15 Namibian personnel in the identification and disposal of unexploded ordnance as part of the U.S. government’s Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) program.
WINDHOEK – Residents of Kilimanjaro and Babylon informal settlements in the Tobias Hainyeko constituency have expressed unhappiness over the lack of basic municipal services such as water, electricity and poor sanitation facilities.
WINDHOEK – A 23-year-old man, who admitted that he killed his girlfriend and mother of his minor child by hitting her with an axe on her head, was sentenced to an effective 25 years in prison yesterday by Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Kaijata Kangueehi.
WINDHOEK - In some parts of the world, tailoring is regarded as pastime. Conversely, Fiina Malulu, considers tailoring to be an activity which may positively impact Namibia’s economy if her business concept is supported locally. Malulu, who is self-employed in the tailoring industry, is the owner of Fojarat Investment cc, a local business that designs, produces and repairs clothing for all Namibian age groups.
ONAMUNHAMA –Tekula, in collaboration with Shivute & Associates Quantity Surveyors hosted its second annual Tekula awards at Onamunhama Combined School in the Ohangwena Region.
WINDHOEK - Nedbank Namibia in collaboration with the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) organised a media fair where they invited schools around the capital to discuss issues affecting the status of digitalisation in Namibia under the theme Catalysing the Digital Economy.
WINDHOEK - With The 4th Industrial Revolution just around the corner, Information Technology guru Keneth Nekundi is already catching up with the new technology by recreating a computer game using python programming language.
WINDHOEK – As Namibians grapple with one of the worst droughts in recent history, coupled with an economic recession going on three years now, there has been increased interest from consumers and businesses in installing waste water treatment facilities that can convert grey or black water into a useable product.
WINDHOEK - A former Windhoek magistrate who is accused of raping two women suffered another legal blow when an application for the bail record in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court to not be admitted into evidence in his new bail hearing in the High Court was dismissed on Monday.
WINDHOEK - Khomas police commander, Commissioner Joseph Shikongo said they want phase four of Operation Kalahari Desert to end without any loss of life.
WINDHOEK - Namibia is in the process of reforming her insolvency legal framework in an effort to ensure that the liquidation and dissolution of insolvent entities will be dealt with speedily and efficiently, Minister of Justice Sacky Shanghala has said.
WINDHOEK - Finance minister Calle Schlettwein, yesterday told the nation that a total of N$1.18 billion has been freed up through expenditure cuts during the mid-year budget review process.
WINDHOEK - Various football pundits strongly believe that national senior football interim coach Bobby Samaria should be given a fixed-term contract as he has proven himself in the last couple of months.
ǀAEǁGAMS – Namibiab !nâ ǀasase ge !Khaitsâb nē kurib dib !nâ ǀgui ǀhui-am ǂhanusi ǂnûiǂgās, ge a ǁaxa Mario!nâ !oabade ǁnān hîa ǂkhawadīb !nâ ge a tsuihen !aroma.
The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia notes with concern the article that was published by New Era Newspaper as the content is misleading and portrays an image that the EIF as an institution is not transparent, which is a damaging image of the institution.
WINDHOEK - Standard Bank has scooped the top spot as Namibia’s Best Investment Bank in the EMEA Finance 2019 Awards.
WINDHOEK - In preparation for the imminent arrival of 5G technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa, Mobile Telecommunications Limited Namibia (MTC) says that as a market leader and provider of next generation convergence network solutions it is committed to ensuring that it continues providing its 2.4 million customers with innovative technologies and services
WINDHOEK - Ohorongo Cement recently received recertification on its Quality & Environmental Management Systems, endorsing the fulfilling of standards, ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015.
ANKARA - It is dismaying that Turkey’s military operation in northeastern Syria is being spun in the American news media as an attack on Kurds, as weakening the fight against the remnants of Daesh (or the so-called Islamic State) and hurting America’s credibility with its allies.
OKAHANDJA - Thirty new US Peace Corps volunteers joined local communities throughout Namibia last week to begin two-year assignments to strengthen education across the country.
WINDHOEK – Namibia and Azerbaijan, the former Soviet republic bounded by the Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains, which span Asia and Europe, last week signed a joint communiqué in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the establishment of diplomatic relations.
GOBABIS - Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein said Swapo is the only party with a capacity to maintain macro-economic stability and fiscal sovereignty needed to take Namibia on a positive growth trajectory.
WINDHOEK - The Popular Democratic Movement says it will approach the courts in a bid to have the contentious section 77 of the Electoral Act of 2014 reviewed.
WINDHOEK - Sheer luck might have been dodging him to find a permanent home in the professional ranks, but there is no question about his playing ability.
WINDOKO – Muuso uneuzi masheleñi alikana bolule babalalu ni licika (N$3.6 million) mwakutusa batu babalikana 777, ili babalehi babakutile cwanuñu kuzwa kwa Dukwi mwanaha Botswana. Sikwata nebakile
WINDOKO – Linanga lelituna halinze lizwelapili sikiliti sa Zambezi sitalimani nikuekezeha kwalikomano hala batu ni lifolofolo, mi litou likamaela mutakafululele linze libata mezi ni lico, kuli mane litisa nyewanyewa
WINDOKO – Katengo kakabona zaliketisa mwanaha Namibia ili kakazibahala ka ECN, kaize kaka kumalela kwamulao kakuhatisa kalulo yabu 47 yamutomopuso wanaha Namibia, ili yehapeleza babata kuya kwandu
WINDHOEK - To all Luis Munana and Maria Nepembe’s fans, the wait is over as the duo brought you their exclusive websites where everything you might need to know about them will just be a google click The duo
WINDHOEK – Local forex trader Michael Amushelelo has filed an urgent application in the High Court for the search and seizure warrants authorised by a Windhoek magistrate to be reviewed and set aside.
WINDHOEK – Namibian entertainment journalist, Michael Kayunde, will go on an information tour to Germany themed “Jazz from Germany”, which will see him attend the 50th German Jazz Festival in Frankfurt next week.
WINDHOEK- Our top trending clip this week is of Businessman Johnny Johnson Doeseb aka JJD’s MTC Knockout project fight against youth activist and academic Job Amupanda. The clip was officially uploaded on
WINDHOEK- Namibian literature heavy-weight Fredrick Philander says there is a concerted effort in the theatre and film industry to ignore the older actors by the media that have shaped the industry the way it is right now.
WINDHOEK – The wounded but very-much determined Brave Warriors of Namibia will tomorrow be under pressure to apply all tricks in the book of tricks if they are to avoid an upset against an unpredictable
Namibian football has in the past unearthed multiple pairs of football playing siblings with coastal giants Blue Waters leading the pack with the Muatunga brothers Phello, Hanga and Koko tailed by the Damaseb
WINDHOEK – Two of Namibia’s boxing old-campaigners Wilbeforce “Black Mamba” Shihepo and Vikapita “Beast Master” Meroro will this weekend embark on separate missions across the Orange River, where they
Albert Einstein, the great German-born theoretical physicist and renowned influential science philosopher, once said; “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”.
OKOMUMBONDE- Oruveze rwahoro Ovaherero nOvambanderu vetweko ozombwini kehi muve turira tjimuna o Eiseba mo mwano mbu va twako ozombiwni kehi rotjizeero tjimuna Erindi.
WINDHOEK – “The reason for suspension is because our accounts are in arrears. We owe them money however we made a partial payment today”, was part of the blatantly honest and direct response from Air
It is election time once again in Namibia and many political parties are jolting for support, to give them more votes to qualify for a large portion of the parliamentary cake.
Having been an active youth leader in my younger days, I speak from practical experience as to the impact and need for active and dynamic youth participation.
Today, the 18th October marks the first birth day of Dr Kavazeua Festus Ngaruka in heaven. I was hoping
I have been closed up in my world working on experimental essays I call “Retiring to Solitude.” They are eclectic because they reflect on a variety of encounters. However, in the end, solitude wins; I make
We are informed that soon, robots will be making tea and coffee for us in our offices. That robots will build our houses and construct our roads while we just instruct them to do so. Also, there will be cars that will
WINDHOEK - Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) Head of Strategy, Research, Quality Assurance and Stakeholders, Mberipura Hifitikeko has said the institution awarded scholarships to 378
WINDHOEK – The Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Country Office for Zimbabwe and Namibia, Hopolang Phororo, has said national minimum wages can be the key to the reduction of
Our star of the week goes to the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) for not bowing down to political