The Okamatapati Horse Racing Club, which was set to host the third horse racing event for the year this coming weekend at the Okamatapati settlement in the Otjozondjupa region, has cancelled the race as a result of the raging Covid-19 pandemic.
Namibia Basketball Federation (NBF) development officer Malakia Matias says the recent International Basketball Federation (FIBA) online courses offered between May and July exceeded all expectations and offered fresh insights on the game.
Namibian football legend Mohammed Ouseb is regarded as one of the finest defenders to have ever donned the famous gold and black colours of Kaizer Chiefs. The retired Namibian defender is most famous for his ‘Spanish tackles’ and was a pillar of strength for the South African giants in the late 90s.
GOBABIS - Kugava mukisi ogu guna kutundilira monda zosirongo ndi asi modoropa zaGobabis kamukere mukadi gonomvhura 44 yitundwamo eyi kavageve mosondaha kongurova kutundilira kwaministera goukanguki kuna kureta ekankamo momukunda gwaOmaheke.
At the recent formulation meeting of the economic advancement chapter for phase two of the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP), it was proposed that Namibia’s fiscal policy stance should pass through three phases over HPP2, namely from 2020 to 2025.
Economic resilience is defined by the United Nations as the policy-induced ability of an economy to withstand or recover from the effects of external shocks.
We are living through a defining moment for the 21st Century, as we experience profound socio-economic disruptions.
The Namibian Constitution, specifically Articles 13 and 16, gives Namibian citizens the right to privacy and to acquire, own and dispose of all forms of immovable and movable property.
In the wake of increasing transmission of Covid-19 across Namibia, diamond mining giant Debmarine Namibia and the University of Namibia (Unam) have teamed up and established a laboratory that is licensed to conduct Covid-19 tests as from 3 August 2020.
Acting Nudo youth league’s secretary Veparura Kandirikirira has urged young members in the party to step to the challenge by contesting for positions within the party to enable them to contest as councillors in upcoming elections.
The government has announced a dusk-to-dawn Covid-19 curfew in six local authorities, including the capital Windhoek, as coronavirus infections spiked to over 3 400 and 22 fatalities as at yesterday afternoon.
Zimbabwean banker and minority shareholder in the liquidated SME Bank Enock Kamushinda yesterday withdrew a N$57 million High Court lawsuit against the Bank of Namibia, while the liquidators are suing the businessman and other firms linked to the closure of the bank, for more than N$1 billion.
ONGWEDIVA – A grade 11 learner at the Mupewa Combined School in Oshikuku, who is alleged to had gone on a spitting spree after being in close contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case last month, will be hauled before a disciplinary hearing today.
KEETMANSHOOP – Government has ordered an investigation into the abandoned Fonteintjie fish farm project in the //Kharas region, which was supposed to be completed more than three years ago.
A total of 84 experienced and amateur golfers, including women, men, youngsters, and senior citizens, took part in the recent Bank Windhoek Water Fundraiser competition hosted by the Windhoek Golf and Country Club.
The tension between the PSL and Safa was getting out of hand, but I’m elated that the right decision to restart the football season was taken in the end.
Since environmental health education is rapidly becoming a global priority, teacher and environmentalist Ester Haikola (26) is presently using her passion and knowledge to educate young people about environmental health.
The CEO of the Namibia Trade Forum (NTF), Stacey Pinto, says youth entrepreneurs should collaborate and form partnerships with individuals and organisations to increase production capacity for greater impact.
Board member of the National Youth Council, 2016 Mandela Washington fellow and economic diplomacy and social development advocate, Ndahafa Hapulile, is among the seven Namibian representatives to the 2nd SADC Youth Forum which is set to take place from today till Friday in Mozambique.
In a very short time, the coronavirus has changed so much about our lives.
Minister of Public Enterprises, Leon Jooste has confirmed the appointment of the new board of directors for the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor).
The Construction Industries Federation of Namibia (CIF) considers the establishment of a national construction council a most critical and crucial step towards maintaining and further developing the local construction sector. While similar legislation was already tabled in Parliament in 2010, this was however not passed by the legislature.
The Namibian Constitution, specifically Articles 13 and 16, gives Namibian citizens the right to privacy and to acquire, own and dispose of all forms of immovable and movable property.
No one needs me to tell them that Namibia is a breathtakingly beautiful country quite unlike any other destination on earth.
The Namibian government has maintained that the current offer for reparations over the 1904-1908 Ovaherero-Nama genocide by their German counterparts remains unacceptable.
The stepfather of a woman, who was shot and killed by her boyfriend during 2018, yesterday testified against the accused in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court.
President of the Namibia Football Association (NFA), Ranga Haikali, yesterday strongly shot down growing assertions that he and his entire executive committee members are captured by the self-styled Progress Forces group.
ǀAEǁGAMS – Covid-19 xa !aromahe hâse ra sîsenǀû kaihe khoen di ǂharo ra !gôab !hūb a ǂhawaseb ge hâ a ǁgoaǂuidi di ǀguis ǀguisa i.
Beefalo are a fertile hybrid offspring or cross of domestic cattle (Bos taurus) – usually a male – and the American buffalo (Bison bison), usually a female in managed breeding programs. The breed was created to combine the characteristics of both animals for beef production.
MAHANGU, also known as pearl millet, is a subsistence rain-fed cereal crop which is the major staple food for over 50% of the Namibian population. The crop is produced in Zambezi, Kavango, Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto, and in parts of the Otjozondjupa region, in the Tsumkwe area.
The Eros Airport Runway Holding Action, remedial works project kicked off this week and will last for about three months to improve the runway, which has outlived its lifespan. Otesa/Roadmark was appointed for the remedial works at a cost of N$23 million.
Ninety One, formerly Investec Asset Management, has confirmed the appointment of Eino Emvula as managing director for Namibia and the rest of Africa, outside South Africa.
There is no doubt that the economic impact of Covid-19 has negatively affected the Social Security Commission’s (SSC’s) funds due to a significant decrease in contributions brought about by increased unemployment and unprecedented business closures
Hannah Nangula is already a master of facial adorn with a line of foundation creams and mink lashes but is now set to up the game with a brow pencil.
Despite plans to set in motion the second season of Visible Talent Show, some of the winners from last year are still to receive their payments.
It is 34 years since the people of Sweden and the rest of the world were robbed of an outstanding leader with a great passion for freedom and social justice, Olof Palme, who was assassinated as he returned home from the cinema.
A man convicted after he confessed having killed his girlfriend by shooting her several times because he was allegedly consumed by anger, will be calling witnesses to testify in his favour during the mitigation hearing before sentencing.
GRÜNAU - After struggling for years to source funding, residents of //Gamaseb and !Gawachab conservancies in //Kharas region could not hide their joy when they recently received N$3 million from the European Union (EU) through the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF).
The Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) announced that its lecturer and Deputy Head of Department: Social Sciences, in the Faculty of Human Sciences, Dr Pilisano Masake, was recently included in the list of professional investigators of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Namibia, Advocate Notemba Tjipueja, says the electoral authority will ensure that special arrangements will be considered to allow people to vote beyond polling places, like those under quarantine and in health facilities who have tested positive for Covid-19.
OMUTHIYA – The director of health in Oshikoto region, Joshua Nghipangelwa, has appealed to members of the public to avoid partying and unnecessary travel in an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19, saying such gatherings are a risk as the majority do not practise preventative measures of social distancing and the compulsory wearing of face masks at such occasions.
Aimed to promote upcoming and unrecognised artists, Hasai Youth Music Awards (HAYMAs) recently announced the nominees for the Music awards.
The National Arts Council of Namibia (NACN), Arts and Culture Covid-19 Relief Fund has approved the payout for the first round of applications for the cultural and creative industry totalling N$302 000.
The Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) announced it has cancelled all activities for this year due to the widespread coronavirus pandemic.
RUNDU – Katengo ka sikiliti sa Zambezi kakalile kulifa masheleñi alikana bolule balishumi kabasilezi, hala mubu one uzibahalizwe kuba tolopo kwa Kongola, mi uketilwe kuli uhuliswe. “Katengo ka sikiliti kafwile musebezi waku tisa zwelopili mwa sikiliti, kaku tahisa litolopo.
KATIMA MULILO – Babeleki bamulao mwasikiliti sa Zambezi ili sesi polohilwe ki linaha za Angola, Zambia ni Botswana, babulela kuli neba pulusize liezwa, ili babali mwahala lilimo zelishumi kazetalu kuisa kuzelishumi kazene, ili bane baputelezwi kibalekisi babatu mi bababeli kubona kibana banaha DRC, mi babañwi kibana banaha Zambia.
Last week Thursday, Capricorn Group has informed its shareholders through a voluntary announcement on the Namibian Stock Exchange that its Zambian subsidiary, Cavmont Capital Holdings Zambia PLC (CCHZ), has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with Access Bank (Zambia) Limited, a subsidiary of Access Bank Plc.
One of Namibia’s development objectives is to reduce the costs of cross-border trade and to create a more conducive investment environment.
RUNDU – The Shambyu Traditional Authority chief council has refuted allegations of corruption by All People’s Party (APP) secretary general Vincent Kanyetu, dismissing this as propaganda and claiming them as political accusations to solicit votes in the upcoming regional and local authority elections.
WALVIS BAY - Walvis Bay based Seaflower Pelagic Processing was thrown a temporary lifeline on Friday when the Erongo governor, Neville Andre, on Friday during his weekly media briefing announced the government awarded the horse mackerel holder an additional quota to save 655 jobs.
After having been dealt a hard blow in the lower court in July, former fisheries minister Bernard Esau and his son-in-law Tamson ‘Fitty’ Hatuikulipi have now approached the High Court appealing the court’s decision to deny them bail.
The head of marketing and corporate communication at the water utility, NamWater, Johannes Shigwedha was pleased to inform all stakeholders the case of an employee at its head office suspected of having contracted the coronavirus had tested negative.
Parents and schools are reminded to ensure children between the ages of seven to 16 are, as per section 53 of the Education Act 2001, required to remain registered and have regular school attendance amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Namibians were, and are still, filled with excitement when Reginaldo Antunes, mononymously known as Reggie, appeared this week on the credits of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter's new visuals for Black Is King alongside his friends Karisanene and Mahindiani Mbendura.
Versatile artist Shady Blacc, in his latest mixtape, titled ‘My soul is afro’, sheds light on the hitches black people go through.
Namibia’s jewel, Priscilla Topnaar (42), popularly known as Priscilla Dessert Queen told Entertainment Now! that growing up was difficult because of low self-esteem as she didn’t fit in, and that her mother being diagnosed with cancer is what led her to start singing.
‘Die Eintlike Vibe’, a show dedicated to engage artists, getting deeper into conversation with them through their creative processes, and finding out what inspires them and touch into their personal lives, is back for the second season.
Namibia is one of the best Safari destinations in the world, Top two ask me.
He designed and created a glove that will aid artists or rappers with a new medium of experiencing and expressing themselves in a different way, and to instil a sense of modernity to motivate them to start being more creative when it comes to incorporating technology in their work.
The Namibia Premier League (NPL), which was expelled as a member of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) a few weeks ago, yesterday announced that it had established and registered a new professional league with the Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA), and that it had also applied for membership with the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC).
Namibia’s largest harbour town and southern Africa’s preferred cargo hub has in the past produced a significant number of high-profile athletes.
Following announcements that the 2020 edition of the Namibia Annual Sports Awards (NASA) has been postponed to next year, various athletes and sport administrators have come forth to weigh the decision of the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC).
Yours truly has been following with an eagle eye the unfolding events in the annals of domestic football, threatening to make us a laughing stock of world football.
In case, and I really mean just in case, the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) fails in its last-ditch effort to try and mend the strained relationship between the Namibia Premier League (NPL) and the country’s football governing body, the Namibia Football Association (NFA), then we, as a country and as football fanatics, should be open and ready for new and alternative football enterprises.
The first fuel increase for 2020, which came into effect this week Wednesday, was necessitated by an under-recovery of N$2 per litre on petrol and N$1.64 on diesel.
Professor Anicia Peters, Pro-Vice Chancellor: Research, Innovation, and Development at the University of Namibia (UNAM), this week said Information Technology (IT) should have been considered an essential service provider in the country.
The Media Today, which is written by the Columbia Journalism Review, recently contemplated what it calls the “logistical and ethical challenges of sports reporters’ restart.
The higher education fraternity in Namibia and elsewhere is made up of public institutions which are state-aided institutions and private institutions which are owned by individuals or organisations. In their operations, these higher education institutions need to team up to achieve their common academic and research goals.
Technology is advancing; Climate is changing; Human innovation improves day-by-day, and it is our responsibility to keep up and make our mark.
There is a need for the public and private sectors to efficiently and effectively collaborate in the name of public private partnerships (PPPs) for the greater good of service delivery in Namibia.
The outbreak of Covid-19 has quickly evolved from a local issue to a global crisis. In addition to the tragic human loss, the disease is having and will continue to have a profound economic impact.
New Era senior sport journalist Otniel Hembapu caught up with former Namibia Football Association (NFA) secretary general Barry Rukoro to talk about life post-NFA, his legacy, the current football politics and his love for farming; among a raft of other issues.
Late afternoon at /Uibes in the Daweb constituency in the Hardap region, Chrizelda Witbooi holds a three-metre improvised radio antenna made from wire and stick, protruding above the roof, while her husband Dawid !Homchob tunes the radio in the hope to get radio frequency from the national radio broadcast in their local Nama language.
The judgement in the case of a farmworker who admitted to killing his girlfriend and mother of his child in 2018 was postponed to 19 August.
The increasing number of reported retrenchments all over the country as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic are but the tip the iceberg.
Forestry minister Pohamba Shifeta has announced the ministry will, with immediate effect, issue transport permits for already-harvested timber destined for the local market.
The 17th edition of the Namibia Annual Sports Awards (NASA), which were initially scheduled for end of October 2020, have been postponed to October next year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) officially announced yesterday.
The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) and the Namibia National Olympics Committee (NNOC) yesterday jointly resolved to forcefully cease the powers and privileges of the Namibia Gymnastics Federation (NGF) executive board, and placed the embattled federation under a special regime for the next four months.
Rundu – Ndango zodoropa zaBukalo kavatulire mepulisiro vatunge evango lyokatomeno lyoyimaliwa yokusika konomiliyuna N$145 eli nalikara asi evango lyokwantyani lyomutaro lyokatomeno pevango lyevhu lyokusika ponomusunda ntano devhu omu navaruganena nyama zonkunkutu, omu vana kuyimona asi tavakaretesapo yirugana, yimo ngoso ana kutanta nguuru gomukunda Zambezi Lawrence Sampofu posiruwo sokugava mbudi zendi katambeserere kovatungimo womomukunda ngwendi moune wakapita. ‘
Beijing – Mbunga zokusika korongwa 25 vaNamibia ava ava lirongere mosirongo saChina ngesi tavatengura mosirongo kupitira zaZambia sivike seesi.
The NAMS/ISO 31000:2019 Risk Management Standard was officially gazetted as a Namibian Standard in January 2020.
The Office of the President yesterday held a planning workshop for the Economic Advancement chapter for phase 2 of the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP).
Figures from the latest Private Sector Development Survey (PSDS) 2019/20 indicated that almost half of the businesses in which turnover was slumped experienced a decline of at least 81%. Some 90% of the survey respondents said they suffered a loss of turnover while 30% of businesses experienced a decline between 91% and 100%, while another 12% saw a turnover decline of between 81% to 90%.
5 August 2020 marks one year of India’s decision to re-organise its erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, as well as Ladakh. The primary purpose was to improve good governance and deliver socio-economic justice to the people of Jammu and Kashmir
All businesses globally have been severely impacted by the post-Covid-19, which somehow brought about new abnormalities that we must all strive to adapt if we are to successfully navigate during this pandemic and avoid any severe impact on our businesses.
The Teachers’ Union of Namibia (TUN) feels the directive that grade 10 must return to face-to-face classes and that grade 9s should be sent back home is ill-advised.
The Landless People’s Movement has added its voice to the chorus of growing condemnation of the unfolding political unrest in Zimbabwe where multiple accusations of violations of human rights have been reported against the government and Zanu-PF functionaries.
The police are investigating a case of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and malicious damage to property after a 31-year-old man from Windhoek reported a complaint against members of the security cluster over a June incident that was allegedly triggered by a face mask.
The play-offs for the much-anticipated MTC Netball Premier League are set for October and November this year, which will see 11 regions battling it out for the remaining six spots in the newly established topflight league.
Dear Luc Eymael, I hope that this letter finds you well during these turbulent times due to the coronavirus.
Going through life, there will come a time when you will endure hurt. This hurt may shape or mould the manner in which you react to being wronged
Non-profit organisation, Namibia Environmental Health and Safety Education Project (NEHESEP) is on a mission to educate teachers and learners from across the country about the environment and health and safety in schools.
As a task to expand its revenue optional pool to diversify its resources, the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) established a Resource Mobilisation Strategy as a framework for revenue generation through which it managed to mobilise about N$1.3 billion.
The Namibia Competition Commission (NaCC) has blocked the acquisition of Schwenk Namibia (Pty) Ltd, which owns and operates the Ohorongo Cement factory, by West China Cement Limited for N$1.5 billion since it would result in coordination between Ohorongo Cement and Whale Rock Cement, which trades as Cheetah Cement.
This week started with open borders and I hope that excites you as much as it excites me
The trial of a man who allegedly fatally slit the throat of his live-in girlfriend with a kitchen knife was stopped in its tracks because several witnesses are not allowed to travel from the epicentre of Covid-19 in Walvis Bay as a preventive measure.
Three Zimbabwean nationals are living in fear after they allegedly received death threats following attempts to organise a solidarity march in Windhoek over multiple accusations of violations of human rights and corruption by the ruling Zanu-PF.
After a number of hints on her latest project, gospel star Lady Dyna has let the cat out of the bag after announcing her return to D-Naff Entertainment.
Titled ‘Looking After Your Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health (heal by listening to your body whisper)’, the book is targeted at individuals living with chronic health conditions and those struggling to transcend their perpetual unhealthy habits.
Titled ‘Looking After Your Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health (heal by listening to your body whisper)’, the book is targeted at individuals living with chronic health conditions and those struggling to transcend their perpetual unhealthy habits.
NKURENKURUS- Kavangob Huriǂoas ǀKharisi Mûǂamaos Sirkka Ausikus, ge !hao!nāsi ǂgaeǂguidi ǁnā ǀkharib !nâ hâdi ǁga ra ǀkhoma in tā !hū!âde ǀgoraǂui nau ǀhûhâsigu ǂans tsî ǁnâugus ose.
Namibian Institute of Pathologys (NIP) ge ǁîs di !âidi Covid-19sa !âis !aroma ra ūhe ǁgauǁgaudi disa ǁîs di laboratoriums hîa Oshakatis Oshana ǀkharib !nâ ǁgoes !nâ mâs ǁga ra khoraǂui, îs nēs ǀkha khaohâs !nurigu dis !hūb a ǂhabase hâsa oresa hōba.
Presdidenti di ǀawemā-aob ǂurusib ǁhōn ǂnamipeb, Dr Bernard Haufikub ge ge mî, ǁîb ge Hoa !Hūbaisi ǂUrusib ǂNûiǂgās (WHO) di mâisana Genevas !nâ a ǀgūǀkhāsa, ǁîn di mûǂgāb tsî mâtikō amab ǁnāti ī videob hîa ǂhabase ra mûmâheb hîa mâti-i hydroxychloroquine-e koma corona-xoxoros xa ǀaehâ khoena ǂuruǂurus !nâ !gâiba ge sī!nâsa ǁawoǁawos !aroma.
Ever had difficulties preventing your cattle from eating all forms of dirt in the form of plastic bags, dry bones, cloths or even wire? Such actions by cattle are not unique to your herd only – it is a universal occurrence associated with diet-related problems.
Work-life integration means intertwining what you consider “life” or “personal” areas with “work”.
Kenya Airways (KQ) resumed its international passenger services on Saturday, 1 August, following the easing of movement restrictions as directed by President Uhuru Kenyatta. The first international flights on 1 August departed to London, Dubai, Addis Ababa, Kigali, Dar es Salaam and Lusaka.
The main opposition party, the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM), has labelled government’s N$4.5 billion loan application from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as nothing but a veiled attempt of rent-seeking, which is defined as the practice of manipulating public policy or economic conditions as a strategy for increasing profits.
Economic, social and political empowerment are important tools in fighting gender-based violence and achieving gender equality in Namibia.
Dr Peng Wang a specialist in acupuncture – a drugs-free alternative medicine that has evolved into one of the most utilized forms of complementary integrative medicine – says a handful of Namibian medical insurance firms have finally agreed to sanction the therapy, thus enabling medical insurers to start accepting acupuncture claims.
RUNDU – The Bukalo Village Council has approved the construction of the N$145 million modern meat processing plant on a five-hectare piece of land where a dry meat processor, meat boilers and several other meat products would be processed, thereby creating much-needed jobs, revealed the Zambezi region governor Lawrence Sampofu during his state of the region address last Thursday.
Namibia Press Agency (Nampa) CEO Linus Chata says the national news agency has never victimised, disciplined, or fired any reporter for writing investigative stories critical of the government or any public office-bearer.
Eight contractors yesterday signed agreements with the National Housing Enterprise (NHE) towards phase one of the informal settlement upgrading project, which will see a total of 1 200 houses being constructed in Windhoek.
A farmworker from Post Houtputz in the Otjombinde area near Tallismanus in the Gobabis district yesterday pleaded guilty to murder with direct intent for slitting the throat of his girlfriend and mother of his child on 4 September 2018.
The trial of a Congolese national accused of smuggling at least 15 refugees into Namibia for a fee was remanded to 1 December after Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku was informed that she was ill and as a result could not attend court proceedings.
WATCH | Well wishes pour in for President Hage Geingob on the occasion of his 79th birthday.
As part of the revised restrictions under stage 4 of government’s Covid-19 emergency response programme, President Hage Geingob on Friday announced that all contact sport activities will be held behind closed doors and no spectators will be allowed at venues.
Young entrepreneur Amakali Elifas, the founder of KalawaFresh brand, continues to inspire fellow youth through his brand.
Fuel prices will increase as of midnight on Wednesday when petrol will increase by N$1 per litre (p/l) and diesel by 70 cents p/l. This increase means the fuel pump prices at the port of entry of Walvis Bay will become N$11.35 p/l on petrol and N$11.83 p/l on diesel.
The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) last week held a public consultative meeting on the proposed Market Study on the determination of dominant position in the telecommunications sector, and the regulations prescribing fees for spectrum licences, certificates and examinations.
“Namibia has seen an unprecedent spike in the number of new Covid-19 cases over the last three months, signalling that the worst economic effects of the pandemic are yet to come,” warned Frans Uusiku, Market Researcher Manager at FNB Namibia.
Three young men from Gobabis, who are accused of taking turns to rape a woman at a local settlement on 6 March 2016, will hear their fate on 16 October after Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute heard arguments on the verdict on Friday.
WALVIS BAY – The Walvis Bay municipality says they are exploring the possibility of using a piece of land, belonging to the National Housing Enterprise (NHE) and which was earlier identified for temporary decongestion, to permanently resettle the residents of Twaloloka.
President Hage Geingob said Jamaica’s black nationalist and leader of the Pan-Africanism movement Marcus Garvey planted the seeds in them to combat colonialism, racism and division, and to pursue Pan-African solidarity towards a liberated continent.
The newly launched Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) president Dr Panduleni Itula has told the ruling party leadership to be prepared to meet him and his party at the ballot box, saying this time around the game plan would be different.
In a bid to decongest hospitals and quarantine facilities, the government last week announced the isolation period for patients with confirmed coronavirus infections has been reduced to 10 days, while a negative test on the seventh day will end quarantine.
OTU...”On The Up” will be an official list that I will publish three times a year. OTU will give you and the rest of the country a clear picture of which artists are on the up and deserve a chance to sit alongside the Kings and Queens of the Namibian entertainment industry.
‘Jerusalema’, a song by South African DJ and record producer Master KG, featuring South African vocalist Nomcebo Zikode, has gone viral months after its release when a famous dance move became a worldwide trend, with people from across the globe joining and making clips of themselves dancing to the tune.
The president of the official opposition Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) McHenry Kanjonokere Venaani (42) says one thing people don’t know about him is that he thanks God daily as he has undergone the worst human surgery ever.
Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear.
So last time my column caused quite a stir on social media, especially on New Era’s Facebook.
The mandatory wearing of masks came into effect in May 2020 as one of the national strategies towards the curbing and handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, enforced by the health ministry with strict instructions from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
He makes music that speaks for him and has kept him relevant in the music fraternity but behind this lyrical genius and rapper, Tesh Lavo, is a man battling a mysterious sickness.
The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) has embarked on Round 2 of a survey to measure the prevalence and nature of adverse effects from Covid-19, experienced by selected businesses operating in Namibia during stage 2 and stage 3 of the virus lockdown during May to June 2020.
The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) invested close to N$45 billion in the Namibian economy during the 2019 financial year.
As a consequence of the pandemic and associated restrictions, African airlines are forecast to lose US$2 billion in 2020.
Namibia’s N$4.5 billion loan application to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), through that institution’s Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI). could risk locking the country into a perpetual debt trap for many years.
In a time like this, our attention is always assembled in one place with a common goal of bidding farewell to our loved ones, and the day of today is not exceptional in remembering and bidding a deserved farewell to my beloved friend, a husband, a father, a brother, and a comrade to many of us, Theo, the giant of the south.
I found myself reflecting on aspects of an SMEs Compete entrepreneurs’ roundtable from September last year.
Buying a house is one of the biggest decisions we all have to make in life.
The year 2020 is dedicated to nurses and midwives by the World Health Organisation (WHO), with the aim to create momentum and celebrate the incredible work of 22 million nurses and two million midwives who makes up half of the global health workforce and to highlight that the world needs nine million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.
I want to elaborate on the concern about factionalism in the governing Swapo Party. Indeed, there are two main organisational shortcomings and dangers that bedevil any governing party.
We should recognise that people in informal settlements have the same right to share the city with the same dignity and equality as other residents.
Brave Warriors veteran goalkeeper Maximillian Mbaeva is dismayed by the endless politics in Namibian football, saying the protracted infightings continue to rob local players of golden opportunities while countries are hard at work exporting hundreds of players to larger markets.
He came, saw and conquered! Retired “Starlile’s versatile forward-cum-midfielder-turned defender Theo Ndisiro, also going by his clan name Tjizembua, will go down in history as one of very few footballers who have bravely weathered the storm to keep Katutura glamour football club African Stars afloat against all odds.
What is your basic understanding of news?
Bank Windhoek’s Executive Officer of Marketing and Corporate Communication Services Jacquiline Pack announced the bank’s Virtual Relay proceeds will go towards assisting Walvis Bay’s Twaloloka informal settlement residents, who experienced a devastating fire last Sunday, which destroyed homes and left hundreds displaced.
Otjomuise- Oongooneya ya Maheke, Pijoo Nganate, ma toko nomasa o Ministeri yOtutumbo nOvikunwa, Omeva nOmatungururiro wehi, oku hanena ovature vorukondwa ehi ndi ma ringara.
Otjomuise- Oruwano rwa Namibia ro zo miÞiri, indwi o Teachers Union of Namibia (TUN), no vi mbumba vyo tutu two vakwatera matutja o Ministeri yOmahongero ndinondi yaso oku tjivisa kutja otuveze two ma hongero okuza ko Mandaha ma tu pata nganduu kondjivisiro yarwe.
In this article, I am going to share with you my personal experience of teaching during the pandemic and encourage the education fraternity to keep up with the heroic work of obliging to the World Health Organisation’s measures during the physical contact phase. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance.”
Access to residential land and being able to become proud homeowners in urban and peri-urban areas where the masses live in matchbox shacks without basic services such as running water and electricity should not be politicised by politicians primarily preoccupied with leaving behind a legacy.
New Era (NE) this week engaged Erongo governor Neville Andre (NA), who is at the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic after a record number of positive cases were reported in the region over the last couple of months.
Namibia yesterday recorded an additional 66 confirmed cases of Covid-19, raising the tally to 2 052.
Andre Friedel Castri Dausab (39), convicted for the murder of a former girlfriend by stabbing her 27 times with three knives and jailed for life in 2018 by High Court Judge Naomi Shivute, has sued the Namibia Correctional Service (NCS) over the confiscation of his laptop.
Regions have welcomed the new MTC Namibia Premier League, the first of its kind for Namibia and aimed at amplifying the overall development of netball countrywide.
While Liverpool have waited 30 years to be champions, it is also true that Jurgen Klopp has reached the Holy Grail remarkably quickly.
When we find ourselves smack in the middle of a pandemic, it becomes increasingly difficult to stick to the plans that one set out.
The coronavirus outbreak comes at a time when Namibia was already struggling to return to higher growth levels. Since 2016 Namibia has experienced an economic downturn, and indeed a devastating recession.
The One Economy Foundation hosted a Covid-19 Survival Kit for Youth Entrepreneurs to discuss pressing challenges they are facing during the pandemic, as well as to brainstorm practical and actionable ways to mitigate the negative impact on their businesses and mental health.
Bank Windhoek has confirmed its main branch in the capital, as well as the Auas Valley and Ashirwad agencies that are served from that branch, were closed over the weekend after one of the branch’s employees tested positive for Covid-19.
The Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Emma Theofelus, as well as the Bank of Namibia governor Johannes !Gawaxab have been named among the 100 Most Reputable Africans by Reputation Poll International, a leading global reputation-management firm.
A deplorable state of affairs regarding the completion of infrastructure and capital development projects throughout the country has surfaced through a report requested by President Hage Geingob and commissioned by works and transport minister John Mutorwa.
On Monday 29 June 2020, New Era newspaper carried an article titled “Swapo members in Kongola threaten revolt” in which article the regional coordinator Comrade Moffat Sileze told lies of the highest order one would not expect from a regional political leader calling himself the harmless lion of the Zambezi region.
There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent corrupt, or vile men.
Hendrik Bock (53), a farmworker from Post Houtputz in the Otjombinde area near Tallismanus in the Gobabis district, on Monday pleaded guilty to murder with direct intent for slitting the throat of his girlfriend and mother of his child on 4 September 2018.
AUSSENKEHR – The Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation, Utoni Nujoma, is of the view that employers, employees, trade unions and the government should all join hands in the spirit of tripartism to fully develop Aussenkehr to the optimum benefit of all to heed the call for inclusivity by President Hage Geingob.
RUNDU – Erastus Singombe Ngazi whose vehicle over the weekend ran over three young men, two of whom sustained serious injuries while one of them died on the spot at a local bar in Rundu, was denied bail when he appeared before the magistrate’s court on Monday.
A 60-year-old Khorixas businessman in the Kunene region yesterday pleaded guilty to a charge of murder read with the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act, as well as two counts under the Arms and Ammunition Act when his trial started before Windhoek High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg.
Three magistrate’s courts were shut down with immediate effect yesterday for 14 days after two court officials tested positive for Covid-19.
The Namibia Institute for Pathology (NIP) has ramped up testing for Covid-19 in recent weeks, despite a backlog of cases.
Both the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing & Fitness Academy and the MTC Salute Boxing Academy have upped their fight against Covid-19 after both academies dispatched teams of health officials to disinfect their gyms and maintain strong health standards.
Namibia Tennis Association (NTA) chairperson for the junior tennis committee Santie van der Walt has expressed great satisfaction with the high level of performance displayed by local youngsters at the recent Sanlam Junior Tennis Tournament Series, which ended last weekend.
The voluntary retrenchment exercise at the Pupkewitz Group, offered to all its 1 860 employees, has been concluded, with most of the employees opting to take early retirement to use the proceeds to start up their own business or invest in livestock.
Minister of Industrialisation and Trade, Lucia Iipumbu, says the state needs to be fully aware of the private sector’s needs, its potential as well as any major obstacles if it wants to develop and execute policies effectively and efficiently.
Senior information officer at the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology Paulina Moses (PM) recently sat down with the Frans Enkali (FE), the chief regional officer of Oshikoto on prevention measures put in place by the authorities to fight Covid-19.
RUNDU – Court officials at the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday were shocked by the suicide inside a court holding cell where a 31-year-old woman took her life shortly after receiving a fine of N$3 000 or alternatively six months in prison after she had abandoned her newborn at hospital.
Education minister Anna Nghipondoka is expected to make an announcement tomorrow on the state of readiness to reopen schools for grade 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 learners.
Twaloloka residents who lost most of their belongings in a devastating fire on Sunday evening will have their national documents replaced at no cost, home affairs ministry executive director Etienne Maritz announced yesterday.
Omaheke governor Pijoo Nganate on Tuesday assured the local farming community the Namibian Police have heard their cries and measures have been put in place to address the high prevalence of livestock theft in the region.
The Namibia Premier League (NPL) has bumptiously accepted its expulsion by the Namibia Football Association (NFA), saying the decision by the local football association to expel the league is unlawful and makes a serious mockery of all norms and values of natural justice.
The Namibian Squash Association (NSA) has suspended all official national competitions while hopes of sending players to represent the country at the World Junior Squash Championships in Australia this month has hit the wall due to the coronavirus pandemic.
ǁAupexas ge N$1.8 biljunsa a ǂhâbasa !hūb a ǂhabase 5 000 ǁkhāǁkhā!nā-omde oms !aroma. Nē ǂanǂansas ge Ministers ǁGau!nâs, ǂNuwiǁkhāsib tsî !Hao!nāsi ǂŪsin dis Anna Nghipondokasa ǂoa ge wekheb Donertaxs ai ge dī, ǁnāpas ge MTCs di !garo!āǀkharigu skolgu projeksa gere ū!oa soab ai.
The implementation of the country’s agro-ecological zones (AEZs), the carrying capacity maps and their framework database with a reliable and dynamic GIS model has been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform Calle Schlettwein has said.
One of the biggest concerns the Construction Industries Federation of Namibia (CIF) has regarding the Namibian Equitable Economic Empowerment Bill (NEEEB) is if, indeed, it will bring about the desired results.
Business that have incurred losses due to Covid-19 and who have Contingent Business Interruption (CBI) cover with Santam will receive up to N$30 million in urgent relief funding.
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) Rössing Uranium has cautioned that while global uranium prices are expected to recover in the medium to long-term, the gradual recovery may take another five years. In its latest report to stakeholders, the uranium miner noted that moderate demand growth and subdued supply will drive a gradual price appreciation.
Windhoek – Hundreds of Namibians from all walks of life gathered in a large number at Gammams Cemetery in Windhoek, where veteran politician of the struggle for liberation and independence Jason Abed Angula was laid to rest on Saturday morning.
OMUTHIYA – Doreen Sioka, the minister of gender equality, poverty eradication and social welfare has condemned, in the strongest terms, the cold-blooded murder of Rejoice Shovaleka, who was stabbed to death two weeks ago by an unknown assailant in Tsumeb.
AROAB – Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare Deputy Minister Bernadette Jagger has urged parents in Aroab to ensure more of their children are enrolled and attend the newly constructed early child development (ECD) centre in the south- eastern town where they will receive professional care and early stimulation for their future learning and development.
A farmworker from Omaheke region, who had admitted to murdering his girlfriend by stabbing her 13 times and crushing her skull with an axe during October 2016, has been found guilty of the rape and attempted murder of another woman.
Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute last week dismissed an application by a local businessman, who was convicted of murder with direct intent and sentenced to 35 years in jail leave, to appeal the conviction in the Supreme Court.
RUNDU – An unemployed 30-year-old Sinyemba Muro Mukoso from Shamavinyo village in Mukwe constituency in Kavango East has pleaded with good Samaritans to assist with nappies, baby powder, soap, lotion and blankets among other essentials for her newly-born triplets.
In addition to existing park entrance fees, the environment and tourism ministry will introduce the payment of a conservation fee, which will be charged to all visitors to national parks and game parks in addition to existing park entrance fees.
RUNDU - Northern based artist, Lukas Thomas, better known by his stage name M-Gee has dropped another fresh video for his fans, this current afro pop offering titled ‘Kumorora’ is inspired by the current Covid-19 pandemic, and it is shot in a vintage style he wore along with other casts who wore some sort of vintage clothes just to give that classic look to the video.
The Queen’s actor Sthembiso Khoza who plays the role of Shaka Khoza is the top trending this week after a video of him appearing at a supposed sex party emerged on social media with women dancing bare-chested and twerking naked.
KATIMA MULILO – Kamaiso ya sintolo sa Shoprite inyazizwe kuli ina ni ketululo ya mushobo, kasamulaho akufa babeleki bamashumi amabeli kabasilezi mwasikiliti sa Zambezi mañolo, kuli babonahale fapila katengo kakatalima mafosisa mwa Katima Mulilo.
The reduction in physical shopping, coupled with social distancing and a heightened awareness of personal safety, have made online shopping the go-to place for retail therapy in recent months.
The thorny subject of corporate corruption is pulling Namibia backwards; hence, it needs to be prioritised and addressed without fear or favour, warned Lameck Odada, an economics lecturer at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).
One of the leading economic casualties of the Covid-19 outbreak is tourism.
During the opening of the Swapo party post-mortem meeting which started on Saturday on the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly poll, President Hage Geingob confessed there are areas where the party had failed its members.
The Deputy Commissioner General of the Namibian Correctional Service Anna-Rosa Katjivena said although ex-female offenders have been going through counselling and rehabilitation, criminal records diminish their prospects when they seek gainful employment at private and state institutions.
I came to know the late Jason Angula in 1970 when he joined us at Martin Luther High (MLH) school from St. Mary’s Odibo to complete his matric (Grade 12). I also had the pleasure of making his acquaintance when we played rugby for the first team at MLH.
For reasons only known to a selected few, under some unknown and unsubstantiated reasoning, coupled with non-existent supporting arguments, a new regional capital for Oshikoto region was agreed
The universal law of being born and subsequently die is an undisputed process which applies to all human beings, including any other living creatures on motherly earth.
The rule of the game of football is just simple and straight forward: if you field an ineligible player the laws of football prescribes that your team should forfeit three points in each and every match the player took part.
The telling line from SA Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux’s response to a question on Black Lives Matter during his media briefing this week was that “progress will not be celebrated – we will only celebrate success”.
Otjomuise- Omatungururiro wehi kayesere okusana kokuhukura ingwi ngumangara una okambanda korutu okuhwikika ingwi ngumakuzu uri muzu.
Otjomuise- Ovengi mbazuvire kutja ovanane ovengi vOvaherero nOvambanderu mba na ngerwe ko ma zemburukiro wo zombura o 50 zondiro yOmbara Otjitambi yOvaherero, Katjikururume Hosea Komombumbi Hoveka, va ze rire kutja oo mautiro wo ma hingiro yombepo yo mbwaneno.
The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) has confirmed Namibia’s first largescale commercial blueberry harvest, produced by the Mashare Berries project, which forms part of the Spitz Capital Fund anchored in the GIPF unlisted investment programme.
The local index of the Namibian Stock Exchange lost an astounding N$6.5 billion in market capitalisation one day of trading last week, which was, however, quickly regenerated in subsequent trading.
New Era journalist Kuzeeko Tjitemisa (KT) this week caught up with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) country director Dr Eric Dziuban to discuss some of the pertinent issues and challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Popular Democratic Movement leader McHenry Venaani has pooled resources together to assist a 100-year-old woman from Mupini village in the Kavango East region with potable water.
WALVIS BAY – Desperate employees of Seaflower Pelagic Processing plant at Walvis Bay on Wednesday appealed to President Hage Geingob to intervene and save their jobs by ordering the minister of fisheries, Albert Kawana, to reinstate their quota, so they can have their jobs back.
It will require at least N$1.8 billion to construct over 5 000 classrooms countrywide, in order to address critical gaps in basic education.
WALVIS BAY – At least 1 029 households will be temporarily relocated at Walvis Bay and Swakopmund as part of efforts to fight Covid-19.
However, the bank said any person or entity transacting in foreign exchange without complying with the above applicable laws and the process described above, does so unlawfully.
When times get rough, a leader cannot hide behind their team; they cannot hide because of the rough times. That is when they are most needed by those that look up to them. It is in times like this that they will be tested and have to prove their leadership skills.