The AC Boxing Academy will become the first table to get back into action, with a boxing bonanza scheduled for 26 September.
“Waste no time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” – Marcus Aurelius.
Over the years, a close friend of mine would often tell me about her therapy sessions.
Sem Mandela Uutoni (26) has been recognised with the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts – The Diana Award.
A female driving instructor and owner of Hilaria Driving School, Hilaria Erastus (38) has said fellow women should not be scared of joining the industry and encouraged those who want to venture in such industries to do so by all means.
As a responsible corporate citizen, MultiChoice Namibia (MCN) is adhering to the government’s national safety precautions and Covid-19 measures.
The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) this week suspended an additional three employees, bringing the total to seven suspended staff as a result of its investigation into alleged misconduct in allocating finance, which was announced at the end of April 2020.
Following concerns expressed by the public about the state of pension funds, pension fund expert Marthinuz Fabianus, Managing Director of Retirement Fund Solutions (RFS) and a trustee of Benchmark Retirement Fund, has reassured the public about the health of pension funds under their administration.
Coronavirus sadness/madness taking its toll? Pfft. Rhetorical question, of course, it is.
While the government of the Republic of Namibia and the relevant authorities worked so hard to have the school of veterinary medicine in Namibia, the legislations surrounding the profession seem to be protecting the monopoly within the profession.
Former magistrate turned rape accused Jaco Kennedy has lodged yet another application in the Windhoek High Court – this time, for an itemised description of each document in the original case docket, an itemised description of any document in the original case docket to which he is denied access if any, and a statement under oath, disclosing the basis upon which access is denied.
OMUTHIYA–The former district coordinator Katrina Uusiku, who lost in a shock, disputed elective district conference a fortnight ago as Swapo coordinator for Omuthiya, officially handed over the keys and reign of power to Illia Nghipundjwa who won by 57 votes to 35.
The chairperson of the National Council’s Standing Committee on Audit, Lebbius Tobias, has called on the immigration ministry to urgently erect a gate at the Mohembo border post in the Kavango East region.
NKURENKURU - The Namibia National Teachers’ Union (Nantu) and the Namibia National Student Organisation (Nanso) on Monday morning forced the closure of the Leevi Hakusembe Senior Secondary School in Kavango West region, sending grade 11 and 12 learners and teachers home.
RUNDU – Women in labour and those with new-borns in the maternity ward of the Rundu intermediate hospital are shivering from the current spell of cold weather due to the lack of space on the mattresses sprawled in the corridors they sleep.
Leader of Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) McHenry Venaani yesterday said the party’s top leadership resolved to appeal the judgement of three judges of the electoral court to remove six of its current parliamentarians and replace them with another six that were on the gazetted list before the November 2019 elections.
President Hage Geingob yesterday expressed condolences to his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa following the passing of Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid icons Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Opposition parties yesterday accused the ruling party of lacking political will to tackle corruption at the highest level. Leaders of the National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo), the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) and Landless People’s Movement (LPM) yesterday spoke out against corruption, following President Hage Geingob’s announcement on Sunday that the party has not received any cent from Fishrot for its political campaigns.
The country’s official opposition, Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader McHenry Venaani exhorted the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) members to nominate competent and selfless energetic leaders to represent the party in the upcoming regional and local authority elections.
SWAKOPMUND - The Tsaseb family from Swakopmund will be allowed to attend their mother’s funeral this weekend in Otjiwarongo but they will be tested for Covid-19 and be placed in isolation if they test positive after the funeral.
The office of the Kalahari constituency in the Omaheke region last week donated 500 bags of cement and a 10 000-litre water tank to the Nossobville Development Committee, which has succeeded in getting unserviced land for at least 250 households.
Khomas governor Laura Mcleod-Katjirua recently handed over equipment and material worth N$700 000 as part of the development programme dedicated to small-scale entrepreneurs or for the self-employed to participate in local economic activities and to also create employment in the region.
Marén de Klerk, one of the lawyers whose law firms account was allegedly used to launder money from State-owned National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor) has provided the Anti-Corruption Commission of Namibia (ACC) with an affidavit that he was involved in a conspiracy.
Members of parliament, who represent their countries on the SADC PF Standing Committee on Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources, are cracking their heads over how to help revive the agriculture sector to ensure there is regional food security.
Let me start by making it very clear that our protracted liberation struggle has never been against racial groups, in this case particularly the whites.
Salt Essential IT yesterday announced it has won of the 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award.
OTAVI – Former minister of health Dr Richard Kamwi is a man of multiple tasks. After the health portfolio, Kamwi currently serves on the steering committee for the African task force on Covid-19; he serves as ambassador for Malaria Elimination 8 (E8), constituting four mainland countries, namely: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and eSwatini (formerly Swaziland).
Namibia is amongst other developing countries in which poultry farming has become a household term and majority of farmers see poultry farming as one of the most efficient, reliable and fast rewarding farming industries.
KAIǀAUB – “Sida ge !Khūb di ǀkhommi ai ǀgui ûihâ,” nēdi ge mîdi hîa !nāsa khoen ǀgâb xa !khō!namihe hân, Sakhoen ǀhûhâsib tsîna !khōǂgā hân Kaiǀaub !nâ ītama mâsib !nâ ǁan hâna xu gere ǂoaxade.
Disiǀgamǀa ǀgamǀkhā ǁgûdi hîa ǀgora!gâs ǁaeb nî ǂâus kōse, Lady Pohamba Hâ!khaib, ǀGamǀkhā Khoedi hîa ǀgora!gâsa !âu hâ di ra
Ministeri !Hū-omkhâis, ǁGam-i tsî !Hūde ǁKhawa Kō!gâs dib, Calle Schlettweini ge ge mî, ǂhanub ge ǀnai 166 tsaude a kurusa, ǁnāpa a ǂâi!nâǁguisa !gôab 206 didiba xu.
Inclusivity and unity are key principles towards the attainment of a common objective.
At the moment, as sexual health educators, we have taken it for granted that the community reads posters and newspapers or listens to the radio regularly enough to get well informed on HIV/Aids in particular, and on sexually transmitted diseases in general.
ONDANGWA - While most people see discarded materials as garbage, 31-year old Kamati Eliaser sees it as a consignment of art supplies which puts bread on the table.
WALVIS BAY - Walvis Bay residents say Covid-19 is out of control and that it is high time government dispatch health experts to the coastal town to help deal with the situation before more deaths are recorded.
Swapo party yesterday refuted allegations that it got funds from the Fishrot scandal, with both President Hage Geingob and party Secretary General Sophia Shaningwa dismissing claims the party received funding through corruption-tainted politicians.
National Unity Democratic Organisation’s (Nudo) party has banned its veteran leader Vetaruhe Kandorozu from actively participating or contesting for any leadership positions within the party for two years, after he was found guilty of having de-campaigned his party during last year’s elections.
Covid-19 has not only affected the political and economic situation but it has posed new challenges to women empowerment, youth development, as well as employment, where many have been retrenched, said Chinese ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming.
RUNDU – Northern electricity distributor NORED, as part of its corporate social responsibility programme, bought a consignment of 800 food relief parcels at a cost of N$235 000, which is being distributed to marginalised communities in eight regions across the regions of operations.
KEETMANSHOOP - Swapo party //Kharas regional coordinator, Matheus Mumbala said there is no law enforcing political party beneficiaries to establish the origin of the fund donations they receive.
The National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) last Thursday apportioned blame on Speaker of the National Assembly Professor Peter Katjavivi on how he handled the issue of the founding president, Sam Nujoma, who was called a ‘thug and liar’ in parliament.
KEETMANSHOOP - Landless People’s Movement (LPM) Petrus Josob, said the party’s //Kharas regional political action committee has in the strongest term denounced and condemned what he termed as deplorable threats uttered against the leadership of the party including Bernadus Swartbooi.
Jan Moses Uamunika (49), convicted for the murder of Rehoboth farmer Joseph Adriaan (Shorty) Barth (69 years old at the time of his untimely death), will be sentenced on Wednesday, Windhoek High Court acting Judge Eileen Rakow said on Friday.
A group of community members, residing at the informal areas of Katutura, Ouranda and Otuzemba at Opuwo, staged a peaceful demonstration last week to voice their concerns over what they described as mistreatment by the local town council.
A Cabinet Committee has expressed satisfaction with the work carried out on the multi-million-dollar expansion of the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) project and reiterated government’s support for the completion of the project.
KATIMA MULILO – Sikolo sa Zabupangapanga sa Zambezi, nesi pangezi babeleki ba sona mamasiki mi nesi file amañwi kwa katengo ka sikiliti sa Zambezi ili akafiwa kwa sicaba.
The best advice she can give anyone is to always run their race at their own pace, adding people should not be afraid to wander off the beaten track and to follow their instincts as they navigate their way through this show called life.
Fresh FM radio personality Denzel Leroy //Naobeb, also known as NSK said the latest knock-out project by MTC is the kind of assignment he is ecstatic to be part of as it is tangible and warms his heart because it is addressing the issue of homelessness in the country.
My travel journey around Namibia started approximately four years ago. I made the conscious decision to get up and experience this beautiful country, and I did so while keeping a very tight budget (laugh with me).
RUNDU – Rundu-based local artist Thomas Lucas, also known as M-GEE, along with other fellow youth in pursuit of relevance recently held a peaceful solidarity demonstration to join the world on the ongoing demonstration of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign.
WALVIS BAY – Fishermen and trade unions have questioned the motives of players in the fishing industry who reportedly backtracked on an agreement to temporarily suspend any crew change involving foreign national seafarers.
Farmers in the north have initiated a project that collects food from fellow farmers to feed communities in need in the Erongo region, which is currently the epicentre of Covid-19.
Namibia’s ultimate authority to enforce compliance with financial regulations has instructed all medical aids to immediately address and eliminate unfair practices that favour group members with discounts compared to higher charges for individual members.
Namibia’s High Court came through at the 11th hour to rescue ailing Air Namibia after the Transportation Commission of Namibia unceremoniously attempted to suspend Air Namibia’s Scheduled Air Services Licence this week.
GROOTFONTEIN – “We are living on the mercy of God,” these were the words repeatedly said by a group of destitute people, including San community members residing next to the historical single quarters in Grootfontein, where they have set up ramshackle shacks.
OTJIWARONGO – Speaker of the National Assembly Professor Peter Katjavivi is hopeful the capacity-building workshop on sexual reproductive health and rights for members of parliament, currently in Otjiwarongo, will culminate into good legislation to tackle the many challenges Namibia is grappling with.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform has told the Gubagub community – who remain steadfast on ancestral land claims – that landlessness is becoming chronic in Namibia but it is not unique to Khomas region where they claim to have lost land.
WALVIS BAY - Officials of the Walvis Bay and Swakopmund municipalities were locked in lengthy meetings on Tuesday to consult how vulnerable people can be temporarily relocated to occupy mass housing units currently lying idle.
On 27 June 2020, I had the privilege and honour to attend the burial of my former principal and mentor, one of the illustrious and iconic sons of Namibia, Alfons Mono Dikuua, from the formidable Hambukushu Royal Family. In this tribute, I start my writing with the following expression, wherever he finds himself right now:
Namibia’s education system hangs on four fundamental goals, namely, equity, quality, access and democracy. Coronavirus has surprisingly sent a devastating shockwave across the globe.
We define fatherless as the lack of emotional bond between a daughter and her father due to, but not limited to: death, divorce, abuse, addiction, incarceration or abandonment.
The idea of a global village was recently manifested in the practical sense in the spirit of ‘injury to one is injury to all’ after an African-American man, George Floyd, died in police custody, becoming yet another victim of police brutality in the United States.
The abilities of political parties and political actors to sell and market their political programs online to the masses through digital media platforms are now becoming a norm in the political field.
Namibia Business School of the University of Namibia has scored a first in the country by becoming the leader in extending its degree programmes to its international branch in eSwatini, a southern African country formerly known as Swaziland.
The subtext or unstated mission of last week’s quick comments on quarantine or caution fatigue was to find out how people can be encouraged to keep their focus on doing the right thing.
An extremely disappointing speculative BB Fitch rating and an economy on the edge of an abyss have prompted Team Namibia to call for a drastic improvement on Namibia’s appeal to domestic and foreign investors.
Otjomuise-Erero kweri wezire ovivarero ovipe o 22 vyo vandu mo Namibia nai mbenondwi yomutjise imbwi o Corona, ousipi o Covid-19.
Otjomuise- Kombundo’ mieze vivari no ma yuva yetatu ndinondi otjiuru tjo porise ya Namibia, Omukondonenene Ongenera Sebastian Ndeitunga, okuza no ku karyangera ovaÞuta va Pukiro mena rongendo yo u runga wo vi namwinyo, owo nai mbu tjiheri ko u runga nu ngwari mbwarira okupunda, kapena otji¿a na tjimwe tjatjitwa.
OTJOMUISE- Orutu rOtjiwa¿a tja Pukiro rOkupirura Ourunga wOvinamwinyo (Community Against Stock Theft Organisation poo ousupi o CASO) rwa toororere ovanane notjirata tjipe.
Well, it is a documented fact that the deadly coronavirus is taking centre stage in many aspects of human lives, gravely affecting the daily diet of many confirmed citizens.
The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) recently announced measures and guidelines that will apply to all sport codes under stage 4 of the government’s Covid-19 emergency response program, and the NSC’s pronouncement was quite crystal clear that the hosting of all planned sport events should, at all times, be done under the strict health protocols and within the confines of the prescribed Covid-19 guidelines.
Namibia has for the umpteenth time awoken to another devastating news following the untimely death of former Flames Football Club inspirational skipper Simon Nuujoma, aka “Oikaisino”
The Brave Warriors of Namibia will now only get a chance to make a second appearance at the African Nations Championship (Chan) tournament early next year, after CAF announced that the 2020 edition of the competition has been moved to January 2021
The legal battle for the Fishrot accused to be freed on bail has opened a can of worms after the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court was yesterday informed of the existence of over N$1 billion (US$63 million) reportedly linked to the international fishing scandal.
Grootfontein – Hundreds of Grootfontein residents on Tuesday marched to the municipality to demand land, saying many of the town’s destitute residents have resorted to squatting in cardboard boxes without basic services such as running water and sanitation services.
The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) yesterday unveiled its Covid-19 draft mitigation strategy, which outlines specific plans that would be implemented to lessen the impact of the global coronavirus crisis ahead of this year’s regional council and local authority elections.
The 15-year global effort to improve the lives of people everywhere through the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 was already off track by the end of 2019.
The Transportation Commission of Namibia has suspended Air Namibia’s Scheduled Air Services Licence with effect from 23h59 yesterday (Wednesday 8 July 2020).
The Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) is readying for its restart plan under the heading “Resumption of Activities” to ensure the airport is prepared upon the resumption of international flights as borders are gradually reopening under the provisions of the State of the Emergency Regulations on Covid-19.
Xenophone van Wyk recently won N$30 000 towards his efforts in Tsumeb’s informal settlement of Kuvukiland, through the Bank Windhoek #JourneyingTogether social media campaign. He was the third winner of the competition, which concluded in May 2020.
Nombunga politika dakara asi mpombongarero zanavenye kuna lipakerere omu dina kutjilisa mbunga zaSWAPO asi tavazi kompanguro morwa mavango nye aga gakara gonokomitiyee omu mbunga zaSWAPO vana hara kugusa mavango nagenye vakare vanasipundi novanasipundi gona morwa ngesi awo kuna kuoma asi kapi yina wapa omu vana litumbura velike.
Fishrot accused Tamson ‘Fitty’ Hatuikulipi has offered unbonded properties valued at N$16 million as security to be released on bail.
A report, confirming that the bullets that killed a 25-year-old student leader Helao Ndjaba were “most likely” fired from the firearm of Commissioner of Refugees Likius Valombola, surfaced yesterday in his murder trial currently underway in the Windhoek High Court.
Oshakati High Court Judge Herman January granted the office of the prosecutor general leave to appeal the acquittal on murder and conviction on the culpable homicide of Omusati businessman Maurus Valombola.
A jobless woman spent her 50th birthday by feeding and donating several items to a destitute family from the Goreangab informal settlement.
OTJIMUHAKA - Residents of the Otjimuhaka in Kunene region are still over the moon after Telecom Namibia installed a network tower two years ago at the village.
The Namibian Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) has announced its first winners of the SMS competition, aimed at creating a revolving fund for post-graduate studies.
Katima Mulilo – The Zambezi Vocational Training Centre produced masks for their staff members and trainees, as well as donated a portion of masks to the Regional Council to be distributed to communities.
Success is sweet, but how much sweeter when it comes from selling sweets? 30-year-old, Albertina Ndishishi opens up to Youth Corner about how she emerged from humble beginnings to becoming an influential and successful businesswoman.
Every human being has two constants in their life: perception and bias. Both of these are how we process information, with the perception being how we interpret and observe information and bias being what we choose from the two.
Namibia’s leading boxing promoter Nestor Tobias strongly believes that with his academy’s renewed relationship with MTC, they will continue creating value and excellence with the ultimate aim of making Namibia the burrow of African boxing.
Cricket Namibia (CN)’s youth development manager, Hestelle Haccou, believes the recently launched junior cricket school tournament will serve as the perfect stepping stone for upcoming cricketers to reach their full potential.
Grassroots sports is extremely important to any developing sporting nation. It is the foundation for sport prosperity and sport success in any country around the globe. When catered for and delivered well, it creates immense value and develops more talents for the country in all sport codes.
The possible expulsion of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) will be top of the agenda at the much-awaited 16th extra-ordinary congress of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) slated for next Saturday, 18 July 2020, documents seen by this publication reveal.
Popular Democratic Movement leader McHenry Venaani has described the late educationist Martin Shipanga’s dedication and commitment to drive a generation of black people out of the “doldrums of hopelessness” as noteworthy to become a standing leader in society.
An association of struggle veterans and Council of Traditional Leaders have added their voices to the chorus of growing condemnation by Namibians shocked by the behaviour of Landless People’s Movement (LPM) party leader Bernadus Swartbooi who recently called the Founding President Sam Nujoma a “thug and liar”.
GOBABIS - The Ombara Otjitambi yOvaherero community, Vekuii Rukoro, last week Friday paid a courtesy visit to Omaheke governor Pijoo Nganate.
Namibian transport and logistics companies are facing an uphill battle as they struggle to deliver essential goods from South Africa, such as food and medicine, whilst combating strict regulations, such as a mandatory quarantine, and their drivers being stigmatised as potential Covid-19 carriers due to frequently leaving the country.
OTJIWARONGO - The Namibia Charcoal Association (NCA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and private partnerships recently launched a charcoal village research and development centre in Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa region.
Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform Calle Schlettwein, said government has drilled 166 of the targeted 206 boreholes at the cost of N$32 million as part of the drought relief emergency funds from the prime minister’s office.
As a result of the recent outbreak of African swine fever in the Northern regions of Namibia, I felt the need to shed some light on the disease and provide information I think will be necessary to pig farmers as well as prospective pig farmers.
South African football great Benni McCarthy has recalled how he scored his four goals for Bafana Bafana against the Brave Warriors of Namibia at the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations, saying it was the chants of “Banana Banana” by Namibian fans in Windhoek a few months earlier that had driven him.
WALVIS BAY – Government would consider self-isolation and self-quarantine for people with suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19 to ease the burden on the country’s healthcare system.
OMUTHIYA - Tempers flared at the Swapo Omuthiya district elective conference on Saturday, after things got heated between an aspiring candidate Armas Amukoto, regional coordinator Armas Amukwiyu and governor Penda Ya Ndakolo.
An attempt by law firm Shikongo Law Chambers to claim N$3.1 million from a Chinese construction company in legal fees allegedly accrued during a court challenge of the cancelled N$7 billion Hosea Kutako International Airport tender was shot down by the High Court last week.
Defence minister Peter Vilho shot back at the auditor general’s office, describing the institution’s staff as a “sabre-toothed tigers” who are in the habit of instilling fear in the lives of executive directors with threats of adverse opinions and subpoena.
WALVIS BAY - After battling coronavirus for almost two months, Walvis Bay resident Rudi Witulski was finally released from the Welwitschia private hospital at the town on Friday morning.
It is unfair and outright stupid for one to blame others for not fully meeting the expectations of one when it comes to addressing national socio-economic issues in their entirety
The coronavirus pandemic presents new and unprecedented challenges to the world.
Hartlief, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List Group, has confirmed Gunther Ling, as its new, managing director (MD), effective as of 1 March 2020.
The much ado about nothing wedding of Leather Mein and Sally Boss Madam that sparked social media buzz had attendees cracking ribs with joy and excitement as the duo premiered their song ‘Bestie’s’ music video at Ster Kinekor, Grove Mall over the weekend.
Tswazis, which hosted their winter bash in the capital to a captivating audience, informed Entertainment Now! that they are planning on being inclusive and with time spread out to the rest of the country, starting with Okahandja at a date to be announced.
Kongola – Limembala zeñwi za kopano ya Swapo mwa silalanda sa Kongola, kuzwelela kwa mitayi yelishumi kayemine mwasilalanda sa Kongola, mwasikiliti sa Zambezi basabisa kuli bakaipangula hakutaha kwa liketisa za milonga ni likiliti zesataha silimo se, bakeñisa kuli kopano ipalezwi kutatulula misunga yezwelapili mwasilalanda.
Many of us have presumably become acquainted with the term ‘mental health’ – more so now as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A few years ago, I embarked on a personal journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance.
MTC generously announced an investment figure totalling N$13. 2 million to be ploughed into the entertainment industry, comprising the Windhoek Fashion Week (N$3.6 million) and the 081Every1 Music Fest (N$9.6 million) for the next three years.
The Office of the Founding President Sam Nujoma has branded the behaviour of Landless People’s Movement (LPM) members in the National Assembly this week as “unpatriotic and cowardly” after party leader Bernadus Swartbooi labelled the retired statesman a thug and liar.
According to Johannes Hausholo, tasked with roasting the dog, a strong wind blew over the fire as they were busy barbecuing the animal and the next thing they saw was a clump of grass burning and before they could do anything the blaze had spread all over.
Landless People’s Movement (LPM) parliamentarians yesterday claimed provocation by Swapo members in the National Assembly, asserting that ruling party MPs were allowed to call opposition leaders derogatory names without any injunction from the presiding officer.
The family of the late liberation struggle veteran, Paulus Mutiramo Muyamba, has been forced to live in a tent after authorities seemingly snubbed their request to renovate the roof of the house that was blown off by a strong gust of wind last October at Ndiyona settlement in Kavango East region.
Journalist Kuzeeko Tjitemisa spoke to the Minister of Justice Yvonne Dausab on her short, medium and long-term plans to enhance justice and to expound on the challenges facing the ministry and the state of the judiciary system.
In many countries including Namibia, the central role of government in the developmental and economic sphere is building infrastructure and establishing a suitable regulatory framework for economic activities to take place in a safe and predictable environment.
Alternate scenes of shock and surprise played out this week as world societies, businesses and communities opened up further.
The passing of the national security law on Hong Kong by China’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress this week goes in the annals of the histories of both China and Hong Kong.
In a tiny village, somewhere in Omusati region, school learner Alweendo was told to go home because there is a new virus that has become a global threat.
In the preceding article by this writer, “The ‘Perquisite’ of a Science-literate Society”, the concept and benefits of science/scientific literacy, or public science literacy (PSL), were briefly explored.
Bokomo Namibia has confirmed the acquisition of the sugar packaging and distribution business of Tongaat Hulett Namibia (THN), following approval by the Namibian Competition Commission.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa and the Middle East (AME) to implement alternatives to quarantine on arrival that would allow economies to re-start while avoiding the importation of Covid-19 cases.
Namibia seems to be on the cusp of a major technological revolution; suddenly we have apps for everything, online payment systems and we are catching up to technological advancement that other countries have had for years.
Otjomuise- Osondaha indi ovana zongamburiro vo zo mbongo peke peke otjimarire totjikando otjitenga okuworongana motjivarero otjinene opp kozonbongo indo zondindi motjivarero atjihe tjinga nambano morukondwa orutjaine ovando mbu ma veworongana averi potjivarero o 2500 poo kehi ya nao.
If you go to prison right now and approach a group of 100 inmates and ask how many of them actively participated in any sort of sporting or leisure event before coming to jail, I can assure you that the statistics from their response will shock you.
Namibian sport has in the past produced a significant number of high-profile athletes, manufactured in all sorts of different packages, notably in the football discipline.
First National Bank (FNB) Namibia’s three-year N$15 million sponsorship deal with suspended Namibia Premier League (NPL) officially came to an end on Tuesday, 30 June 2020, and reliable sources have informed this publication that the bank is now considering diverting their sponsorship to the country’s First Division.
Job losses in Namibia because of the Covid-19 pandemic have increased significantly since the start of the initial lockdown in March as businesses struggle to stay alive.
Speaker of the National Assembly Peter Katjavivi yesterday castigated and issued a verbal warning to Landless People’s Movement (LPM) leader Bernadus Swartbooi and his deputy Henny Seibeb over their “unbecoming” conduct in the August House this week.
James Hatuikulipi, one of the central figures in the multi-million-dollar fisheries bribery scandal called Fishrot, is at it again as he stands accused of attempting to tamper with the ongoing investigations by orchestrating misleading lies.
A joke that a woman who had tested positive for Covid-19 was a relative to a police officer caused an “embarrassing” false alarm at the Namibian police headquarters last week.
While the country is in the throes of responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, cases of malaria caused by mosquitos are on the increase in the two Kavango regions, where the disease claimed 14 lives since January until last week on Wednesday, confirmed the chief medical officer.
The police at Walvis Bay are investigating a Chinese couple on allegations they are selling Chinese medicine purportedly that prevents people from contracting Covid-19 at the coastal town.
The executive director in the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, Selma Ashipala-Musavyi, has retired this week from her position and the public service.
The Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) feels despite all good intentions and effort, the local tourism market will not be able to save the sector, which needs at least 40% occupancy to survive.
Residents of Siraro village of Mpungu constituency in Kavango West have written a petition focusing on the transgressions of a man who has lived at that village for four years but had to be evicted for grabbing communal land on several occasions.
The statistics for Covid-19 are on the rise in Namibia.
With retrenchments being an absolute last resort for Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL), the impact of Covid-19 on the business operations and sales resulted in no wage increases being paid for the company’s 2021 financial year, while no bonuses will be considered during 2020.
This year, taking the impact of Covid-19 into consideration, Bank Windhoek has decided to contribute N$500 000 to the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) under the Bank’s Cancer Apple Project, instead of selling apples to raise funds.
Namibia climbed seven places in the latest netball rankings released recently by the International Netball Federation (INF), which saw the country move from 30 to a much-improved number 23 on the latest world ratings.
Beneficiaries of the MTC mega multi-million sponsorship announced this week in the capital yesterday came out in droves to shower the local telecommunication giant for recognizing and investing in them.
Retribution and deterrence require that a court in sentencing take into account the pain and suffering caused by the commission of an offence to the injured party and the affected members of the community, over and above the public in general.
Rundu informal settlement households will each get a tippy tap from the UNDP-funded program being implemented by a non-profit organisation called Development Workshop Namibia (DW), which will be donating 10 000 tippy taps to promote hygiene through handwashing.
Maersk made history on 21 June 2020 at the Port of Walvis Bay when they broke their own African record for Reefer lifts on a single vessel, the Santa Rosa. Reefers are containers, which carry refrigerated cargo like citrus, meat and fish.
A young educationist has taken it upon herself to be at the forefront of creating a platform, with the assistance of her family to offer lessons to students as she feels not all of them have the privilege of having a strong support system that would motivate them to study hard and do their best.
Namibia’s media spectrum is not that big but it is impactful. Behind the news published daily, are front-runners who have dedicated their time, effort and commitment to the profession to bring you, the listeners, readers and viewers news related to Covid-19 through their respective media houses.
Walvis Bay Urban Constituency regional Councillor Knowledge Ipinge (34) has said the number one problem for most youth and aspiring business people at the coastal town face is access to funding and that ideas are in abundance but there has been a huge lack of capacity and means to turn the ideas into reality.
1. Don’t be afraid to dream: you may be mocked for seeing the good in everything, maybe even dubbed delusional, but hold on to your dreams; they are valid.
E-sport is considered the world’s fastest-growing sport and the first, together with football, that is truly global. As a result, the top eSports tournaments are already taking place online.
Local telecommunications giant MTC yesterday announced multiple sponsorship deals with a record seven sport codes amounting to about N$55 million in total over three years, which will see a raft of major and minor sport disciplines receiving a much-needed financial boost.
Roads Authority (RA) intends to spend N$1.4 billion in Oshikoto region as a remedial financial measure to upgrade poor road infrastructure in the region, with a larger chunk of the sum to upgrade the B1 freeway from Omuthiya to Oshakati to a dual carriageway.
Learners from pre-primary to grade 3 at 45 schools in Kavango West will continue learning from home because their schools could not meet the education requirements needed for schools to resume with contact lessons amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Self-proclaimed prophet Jackson Babi and his co-accused Ananias Ananias, who were initially arraigned on charges of being in possession of rhino horns, appeared on a separate charge in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court for offering a N$13 000 bribe to investigation officers last Friday.
Widely believed to be a toothless bulldog that somehow forgot it can bite, artists union, Oruuano has had to defend its existence to members and simply been ignored by government and stakeholders more so now when artists are counting the losses of Covid- 19 in their pockets.
Chairperson of Namibia’s 14 Labour Advisory Council (LAC) Tuli-Mevava Nghiyoonanye has indicated that the transitioning of the country’s informal economy to a formal one is expected to be a priority on the LAC’s agenda during its current tenure.
The Forum for Expert on Social Protection recently held a webinar on the ‘Impact of Covid-19 on the Informal Economy in Namibia’.
Poultry farmer Vetjavi Mutjavikua, a resident of Otumborombonga, some 16km north-west of Okakarara, has shared her poultry farming experience, saying for one to succeed, a “thick skin and a ‘never-quit’ attitude is essential ”.
As it is known to many that dystocia is very uncommon in goats, it was surprising to attend to a considerable number of dystocias in goats in 2019.
With the commencement of the winter season, small stock (goats and sheep) farmers have a big task at hand of ensuring that this lambing (sheep birth) and kidding (goat birth) season progresses well in order to potentially achieve their production targets.
Dītsâdi hîas ǁKharas ǀKharisi ǀAwemā!nansa ra dīdi îs Aimûǀgarus 2030 di ǀaweǁguiga ǀoasase dīǂuise, xaweb ge, ǂkhari-omn mâsiba nēsib īsa !oa 2030ǁî kurib mûǂuiba ǀoasase sîsenǂuisa ra !hâumâi.
Re-elected president of the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) Corrie Mensah says efforts of transformation and development of rugby in all parts of the country will remain top of the union’s list of priorities as he embarks on his second term as president.
Cabinet has directed the Ministry of Finance to establish an Inter-Institutional Team to finalise details for the establishment of a Sovereign Wealth Fund for Namibia, according to a Cabinet briefing shared by ICT Minister Peya Mushelenga.
Teaching is a noble profession, a talent resulting from an innate capacity to serve as a hub transmitting belt of knowledge.
The three dams that supply water to the central areas have enough water to last for the next two years, NamWater chief executive officer Abraham Nehemia has assured the nation in light of a previous series of dry spells that depleted the country’s main supply dams.
The lack of proper road networks in Ohangwena region, especially in remote areas, remains a hindrance to development in rural areas but the non-existence of roads also affects the movement of residents in those areas, lamented Ohangwena Governor Walde Ndevashiya.
The recognition of Chief Hosea Kutako by naming the country’s international airport after him and placing Chief Hendrik Witbooi’s face on the monetary unit are symbolic and don’t relieve the suffering and historic poverty entrapment of their communities that have still not structurally been addressed.
In light of a directive from the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development to local authorities, the Gobabis Municipality resolved to prohibit long-distance trucks to park or overnight in town with effect from 3 July 2020, stated the CEO of the Gobabis Municipality, Ignatius Thudinyane.
Some Swapo members from the party’s 14 branches in Kongola district in the Zambezi region are threatening to revolt against the party come the local and regional elections slated for later this year for its alleged failure to resolve long-standing internal disputes.
The Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula yesterday announced that Namibia to date has 183 confirmed cases of Covid-19 of which 159 are active.
Members of the Chinese business fraternity in the Zambezi region handed over food parcels with a combined value of $54 920 that will be distributed to poor households within the community.
Vivo Energy, the pan-African retailer and distributor of Shell fuels and lubricants, in partnership with Baobab Khulisani, have agreed to form a new joint venture, trading as Synergy Foods (Pty) Ltd.
Responding to the public outcry for affordable private healthcare, Khomas Medical Centre and Sanlam have collaborated to introduce the Khomas Loyalty Fund (KLF).
Music sales in the Namibian music scene have declined as people scarcely buy compact disks (CDs) and artists earning money from online streaming and downloads is proving to be quite hard while music retailers are limping as well.
WINDOKO – Liluko la tuto libulela kuli hakuna mafosisa likolo halikupa bashemi kunyatela mapampili akutokwa buikalabelo hala butuku bwa Covid-19.
WALVIS BAY – Mukwaezi wa motikala yelonga libyana yapila kwa Walvis Bay, ili yomuñwi wabapili kuswalelwa kakokwani ka Covid-19, usweli kunyaziwa kuli kiyena yana hasanyize kakokwani.
Namibia’s long-distance runner Helalia Johannes says she is disappointed with the cancellation of all six legs of the popular SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge Series scheduled for this year as a result of Covid-19 but understands health matters remains a priority.
I have had the privilege of visiting the popular Deadvlei. I have dreamt about it for years! A dry pan in the middle of a desert? Who wouldn’t? It is majestic, beautiful, and ethereal!
The top trending clip on our radar is of a local composer, rapper Pandu Prince Slammex from Lüderitz, who did a parody of Die Bene Kook (The Bones Are Cooking).
Music education appears to be an unpopular topic in the Namibian music scene and it might have become gradually hard to access in most local schools, that is the reason why Snareworx Music Academy took up the decision to educate people of all ages about the literacy of music.
Campaigners from both sides of the abortion debate have had heated discussions in the last couple of days over the issue, which is now also a subject of deliberation in the National Assembly.
A 23-year-old woman, who is accused of stabbing her 70-year-old lover multiple times to death in 2018, has denied causing his death.
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.
Politics is about serving one’s constituency and not about politicians making empty promises.
It is with so much sadness and regrets that I have to observe the continued silence of the DKC on the deliberate omission of the Damaran from the Genocide Talks.
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As I read the short stories submitted for the Namibia-Wales short fiction for children competition that was launched at the University of Namibia at the beginning of this year – before the Covid 19 pandemic caused alarm and despondency in this part of the world – I realized that there is amazing talent in this literary genre in Namibia.
The digitalisation of services as a cost-saving measure or predominantly as a responsive strategy to natural disasters and pandemics that may inhibit the physical contact of staff members and their clientele led to an escalation of online communities of learning and e-meeting attendance.
A Unesco report has reiterated that the global Covid-19 outbreak does not only affect health, lives and economies. It also has an impact on the labour market and the education sector.