• November 29th, 2020

Khomas

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Top trending - Vote for who?

The top trending clip on our radar is of a Khorixas resident who said she is not interested in voting in the regional and local government authority elections, as she perceives no change coming from her participation in the voting process.

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RTE Records drops the first EP

Newly established music label Remember The Eagle (RTE) Records today released an eight-track EP titled Daar Draai Die Dinge with an array of artists including production from DJ Spuzza, Chester Houseprince, Mega, Txngos and vocal lending from Shana Zandile and Florito.

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Youth league embarks on pop-up events

Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) has played host to what is to be an annual festival ‘SPYL Pop-Up’ with over a hundred of the party’s young members in attendance and a variety of shows, exhibitions and stalls showcasing various products. 

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Indongo goes hunting against Yeleussinov

There will be no room for schoolboy errors for Namibia’s former triple world champion Julius “Blue Machine” Indongo when he squares against Kazakh opponent Daniyar Yeleussinov for the vacant IBF inter-continental welterweight title at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Hollywood, Florida.

MTC Horse Racing Derby tomorrow at Okahandja

The much-anticipated MTC Horse Racing Derby will take centre stage at the garden town of Okahandja, where the crème de la crème of Namibian racehorses will take to the tracks to compete for top honours and bragging rights in the various divisions.

My candid view - Let’s honour our living legends

The sad passing of Argentine football great Diego Maradona, who died on Wednesday at the age of 60 following a heart attack, has prompted me to reiterate what I and many other fellow pen-pushers have been saying: let’s honour our legends while they are still alive!!

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Hukura wa pandere po Matako

Otjomuise- Ovivavero ngunda mbi hari avihiya zeuparisiwa kotjiveta erero oma hatenya tjandje mbi ma vi tjiukwa mavitja Israel Hukura, ngu kara orata yOkarukondua ko Matoororero ka Matako mOrukondua Romatoororero rwa Tjozondjupa, songu ma honaparero po no ma raka o 909. 

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No SARU invitation for Namibia next year

The country’s senior rugby team, especially its youngsters, are set to miss out on some much-needed game time and exposure from crucial competitions such as South Africa’s Supersport Rugby Challenge and the Currie Cup First Division and others.

Confusion over where to vote

Some voters at Mix settlement in the Khomas region found themselves in a predicament yesterday after they could not vote in the regional council election, despite casting their ballot for the local authority poll. 

Manual verification slows voting

Although the voting process went relatively smooth yesterday, Electoral Commission of Namibia officials had to battle with verification devices, which were failing to detect voters’ cards, leading to delays and inconveniences to both voters and polling officers. 

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'Shalulile is only getting started'

Talismanic striker Peter Shalulile’s rich vein of goal scoring form was again on display on Sunday when he played a blinder to inspire new club Mamelodi Sundowns to a 4-3 win over AmaZulu in a gripping DStv Premiership clash at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

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‘Youth Games are there to bridge the gap’

Chief administrator of the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC), Freddy Mwiya, says not only do the MTC Namibia Youth Games provide an opportunity to the country’s youth to showcase their talents, but the games also play an important role of bridging the gap between schools sport and mainstream competition.

Agriculture and the ecosystems 

Agriculture is concerned with rearing animals and the cultivation of crops whilst an ecosystem simply refers to a community of living organisms such as plants and animals together with the non-living components such as the air and soils, interacting with each other in their environment.  

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'Poverty rate to rise by 2.7%’

The World Bank projects Namibia’s extreme poverty rate to rise by nearly 2.7 percentage points in 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to widen existing large income gaps and increase the already extremely high inequality.

Male circumcision vital to HIV prevention strategy

RUNDU – Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula says voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is an integral part of Namibia’s HIV prevention strategy and has thus called upon men to get a “smart cut” in order to reduce the risk of contracting HIV.

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Thrills and spills at Eenhana boxing bonanza

Local boxing sensation Michael Benhard on Saturday delivered a courageous performance to brush aside an energetic Dominikus Weyulu during the main bout of the “Shakers and Movers” Boxing Bonanza held over the weekend by the MTC Kilimanjaro Boxing Club.

Patisiso mwalifu la mandui yahula

WINDOKO – Kasamulaho alikakalezo kuzwelela kwasisole sa naha Botswana, kuli mandui babane bane ba bulailwe kwamukulela wanuka ya Chobe nebana ni litobolo, mapokola banaha Namibia viki yefelile nebalumezi batuleli ba mwamezi, kuyotusa mwakubata litobolo zebulelwa.

Pina ya kupuzo ya mandui

WINDOKO – Muopeli wa mwasikiliti Zee (Zuluboy) utisize hamoho baopeli sina yena, Guru, J Thugg, Mello, Prince T ni Kid M mwasikiliti sa Zambezi, kuhatisa pina ya kupuzo ya kezahalo ya cwale ya kukunupiwa ni kubulaiwa kwabayahi babalalu banaha Namibia, ni muhabo ili muyahi wanaha Zambia, ki masole banaha Botswana (BDF).

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Take acting roles seriously

Namibian actress, film producer and screenwriter Charlene Girley Jazama says for any person to be an actor, they ought to be acting and taking any role they get seriously because that allows them to build a résumé as well as helps hone their skills. 

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Okaale mall to change face of Omuthiya

OMUTHIYA – A new shopping mall under construction and near completion will soon change the face of Omuthiya, bringing something new to the town and incorporating small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in an effort to boost grassroots businesses.

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A sustainable community

Throughout history community development has been defined very loosely over the years. However, some scholars state that community development is the focus of people within a collective action such as geographical location, interests or goals. 

These elections matter the most

The regional council and local authority elections will take place across Namibia on Wednesday, 25 November when Namibians will vote for political representatives that will form the regional and local governments for the next five years. 

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Uutoni peeved over housing delays

Urban and rural development minister Erastus Uutoni said although the informal settlement upgrading project was progressing well, there were some challenges affecting the successful implementation.

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NPS loses NUST tender

A local security company, whose three-year contract to provide security services to the Namibia University of Science and Technology was revoked by the Central Procurement Board of Namibia’s review panel,

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Outdoor hockey action tonight 

Matches in the Namibia Hockey Union (NHU) Bank Windhoek outdoor hockey league will today take centre stage at various venues in the capital, with exciting fixtures lined up for fans.

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Cohen FC dominate Fistball National Cup

Cohen Fistball Club (CFC 1) won its third consecutive Bank Windhoek Fistball National Cup over the weekend in Swakopmund, with the team successfully defending the Category A Cup while Swakopmund Fistball Club (SFC) 2 secured the Category B title.

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Mubita elected new NBF president

Former president of the Khomas Basketball Association (KBA) Nigel Mubita was last Saturday elected new president of the Namibia Basketball Federation (NBF) and will see him lead the local basketball governing body for the next four years.

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Celebrating Namibia’s innovators

MTC in partnership with the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), UNDP and other stakeholders awarded prizes to the most promising local innovators on Monday through the annual Innovation Bazaar.

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Medscheme injects in OEF

Medscheme, a health risk management services provider and medical aid administrator has injected over N$200 000 into the One Economy Foundation (OEF) under the office of the First Lady geared towards combating SGBV while sharing the perspectives of both survivors and perpetrators of gender-based violence.

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Financial tips for young adults

“Although student debt can be significant and the desire to take advantage of one’s youth can lead to some reckless spending, the beginning of adulthood is a critical period to ensure a prosperous future for yourself.

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Beverages up by 20% in September

The Composite Index of Beverages, consisting of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, recorded 95 basis points in September 2020, up by 19.5% and lower by 33% when compared to August 2020 and September 2019, respectively.

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Namibia wants Western Sahara ceasefire upheld

International relations minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah yesterday called on the United Nations to intervene in the disputed Western Sahara after the leader of the pro-independence Polisario Front vowed to end a 29-year ceasefire with Morocco, citing recent border operations as a provocation.

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Ou Stakes is still in the game

It is no doubt that Ou Stakes is one of the pioneers and backbone of the Damara Punch genre alongside other legends like the late Phura, Rafael and Pele, and he’s still doing the most for the ever-evolving Ma/Gaisa genre.

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Top trending - Martin Shalli apology

Retired former chief of the Namibian Defence Force, Martin Shalli was condemned by political parties over remarks attributed to him at a mini Swapo rally held at Five Rand location in Okahandja, where he made remarks saying those who leave the ruling Swapo party to form other parties should be executed.

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Boons and banes of being in the fashion industry

If there is an absence of designers at fashion shows, there wouldn’t be trends to follow and without models, there wouldn’t be anyone to wear the designed pieces but with these two critically essential members of the fashion industry, one still probes: Why are they in an industry whose future looks bleak and sometimes not so promising.

Saying no

Steve Jobs once said that ‘It is only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important

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Who forms your opinions?

It is sad to see that even after the greatest information technological revolution, propaganda still has a big role to form people’s opinion and even control their behaviour.

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Where are they now?

SWAKOPMUND – Stella is a name that has a bit of clout, especially in the local music circles – and she is as well-known as any of our best-known musicians in the country but have you ever wondered to where the ‘Kapepo’ hitmaker disappeared?

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Collaboration in spotlight

Local musicians have made their mark on the international scene as far as collaborating with respective foreign musicians is concerned but one wonders whether these alliances have somewhat elevated their careers or are they just stagnant and the ballads produced have become one-hit wonders.

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Horse racing at Rehoboth tomorrow

The town of Rehoboth will tomorrow play host to  the Standard Bank  Alex Angermund Handicap event to be held by the Khomas Turf Club, under the auspices of the Namibia Horse Racing Association (NHRA).

My candid view - Good luck to the Brave Warriors

As Namibia’s beloved Brave Warriors takes to the field today to face the Eagles of Mali at the Stadia Du 26 Mars in Bamako for their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations first leg qualifier clash, I on behalf of the entire renowned New Era team would like to wish our boys all the best of luck in their quest to help Namibia qualify for her fourth Afcon tournament – with the other three being in 1998, 2008 and 2019.

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Pensioners to benefit from Dr Hage Geingob Cup

A whopping amount of N$3.4 million that was initially meant for this year’s annual Dr Hage Geingob Cup has been diverted and will now be rechannelled towards a charity initiative that will see pensioners across the country benefiting from the scheme.

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Government regravels Etosha roads

ETOSHA – The environment ministry has appointed contractors to regravel the road network in the Etosha National Park, which has been posing a perennial headache to tourists and other park users. 

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Geingob, Masisi want speedy probe

President Hage Geingob and his Botswana counterpart Mokgweetsi Masisi have both called for a speedy investigation into the fatal shooting of three Namibians and their Zambian cousin by the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) last week Thursday.

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K9 unit helps sniff out poachers

ETOSHA – Although poaching of endangered species such as rhino and elephant have been reported to be minimal in the Etosha National Park, environment minister Pohamba Shifeta has called on law enforcement officials to do ballistic testing among communities adjacent to the park. 

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OPINION: The new way of planning

Over the past few months, much has changed – and this is mainly due to the pandemic. We have shifted ways of operating in our workspace, working remotely from home, balancing home/school as well as our personal mental ways of living in general.  

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Rietfontein to host youth games next month

This year’s edition of the eagerly awaited MTC Namibia Youth Games was officially launched in the capital yesterday and organisers confirmed that the games will take place next month at Rietfontein in the Otjozondjupa region.

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Tjaronda has big plans for Epukiro

Independent candidate for the Epukiro constituency Sandie Tjaronda has vowed to make the constituency the region’s economic hub by, among others, reinforcing the agricultural sector and building capacity to add value to its raw materials.

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Nakathila too fast and powerful for Andeleki

Namibia’s World Boxing Organisation (WBO) global junior lightweight champion Jeremiah “Lowkey” Nakathila on Saturday relied on his speed and power to dismantle a helpless Immanuel Andeleki during their 8-round junior welterweight bout.

Mandui ba bulaiwa mwa Zambezi

WINDOKO – Patisiso ikalile kasamulaho asabo ya kuli mandui babalalu ni muyahi wa naha Zambia, neba bihilwe kuli neba kunupilwe kilimembala za sisole sa naha Botswana Labune, kwa mukulela wanuka ya Chobe.

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Mariental residents receive plots

Joy filled the air as over 300 residents from Mariental’s informal settlements were recently awarded certificates of occupancy, but some of the residents are questioning the gesture from the local authority.

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Tears flow at Shannon's memorial

The family of the late Shannon Wasserfall whose body was found buried in a shallow grave in the dunes at Walvis Bay a month ago said though they have forgiven the suspected murderers; they still need to understand why they had to do it.

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Nudo confident of victory 

The National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) has expressed confidence it will emerge victorious in many local authorities in scheduled regional and local authority elections, party secretary general Josef Kauandenge has said.

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Afrikaans: The language we love to hate

On 2 August 2019, the New Era newspaper carried two very interesting opinion pieces. One piece was written by Lawrence Kamwi and the other by Prof. Kangira. Mr Kamwi’s piece was titled ‘African togetherness is a character-reclaiming exercise’ and the latter was titled ‘Swahili:

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Arts frowned upon

Although arts as a subject is considered eccentric, over the top and downwardly weird by the general common public who usually do not understand the craft, there is more to it.  

A national and patriotic feeling

There is no doubt Namibia is a country faced with many challenges. Equally, the country has massive potential to reach the lofty heights of success and shared prosperity as no challenge is insurmountable. 

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A clarion call to patriotism

President Hage Geingob has called on Namibians to pursue values that unite them, adding fostering patriotism will lead to higher heights of success and shared prosperity. 

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Rukoro’s appeal against NFA dismissed

Former Namibia Football Association (NFA) secretary general Barry Rukoro’s appeal against his former employer was dismissed by the office of the labour commissioner, with the arbitrator saying Rukoro was not unfairly dismissed but his employment contract ended.

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If Bernard can do it, you too can do it - Uutoni

OSHAKATI – Patron of the MTC Kilimanjaro Boxing Club Erastus Uutoni has lauded the club’s founder Joseph Benhard for the remarkable success he has achieved with his stable over the years, saying Kilimanjaro’s rise testimony that all is possible with hard work and perseverance.

89 Omaridi ge ǀasa go !khō!oa

ǂNŪǂGOAES – Ministeris Kai!ā tsî !Garo!āǀkharigu Omkhâisens dis ge ǂhanub di ǂGui ǀNōb !nâ hâ Omna mās Proxrammi !nâ-ū, ǂoa ge wekheb Wunstaxs ai, 89 omde ǁnā !gâi!gâ khoen Kronlein ǁanǁguib ǂNūǂgoaes dib !nâ ǁgoeb dina ge ǁkhaeǁnâ. 

A da aitsama sada ǂûna !hana

!Hanaǂûn tsî haiǂûna !hanas ge ǀnî khoen !aroma kaise kai sîsenni ase ī, xawe ǁnâusen-i ras xa a supu. Nēs ge ǁkhāti ǂâibasen tama hâ !hanaǂās ǀkhats ga tsoatsoa, ots sa kai!ā ûiǀgauba nî xūmâi !khaisa.

Becoming drought resilient…Why African farmers must consider drought tolerant crops

The latest UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s annual Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition Report highlighted drought as one of the key factors contributing to the continuing rise in the number of hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa. And in South Africa, the Government’s Crop Estimates Committee announced that the country would harvest 20% less maize in 2019 because of drought conditions.

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Nuujoma ploughs his way to success

Agribank’s Emerging Farmers Retail Financing (ERFP) loan beneficially Elifas Nuujoma said his life was changed to good after he started farming along Etaka canal, between Epalela and Onesi in Omusati region.

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Meatco engages weekend farmers 

The Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) recently hosted a Stakeholder Engagement Meeting mainly with weekend farmers, and members from the Namibia Emerging Commercial Farmers Union (NECFU).

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unWrap - CRAN urged to review local content policy

At a press briefing recently held in Windhoek, The Namibian Society of Composers and Authors of Music (Nascam) Chief Executive Officer John Max expressed his disappointment at the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) for not reviewing their local content policy, after adopting the Code of Conduct for Broadcasters back in 2018. 

Mental health in the spotlight

The Institute of Public Administration and Management of Namibia (Nipam) last month hosted a mental health seminar in order to raise awareness on the issue and its effects amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

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School goes four months without water

OKAOKO-OTAVI – The Okaoko-Otavi Combined School has been without running water since May despite government allocating money towards the construction and renovation of ablution facilities to intensify the fight against Covid-19. 

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LPM sets up base at Eiseb block

The Landless People’s Movement (LPM) has become the first political party to set up a political office at Eiseb block 10, a remote settlement close to the Namibia-Botswana border in the Otjombinde constituency of the Omaheke region.