WINDHOEK – If you are a fan of local music and have listened to Mushe’s latest album, I am#Cota Mushe, you will notice he has gone broad this time in terms of his sound and genre.
WINDHOEK – The top trending clip on our radar is by Elia Nghinamhito, a 24-year-old automobilist who regularly chauffeurs between Windhoek, Okahandja and Otjiwarongo. In the clip, Nghinamhito is advising people on the importance of saving money.
WINDHOEK – The City of Windhoek (CoW), through its marketing and events sections and in conjunction with various stakeholders, has revealed to Entertainment Now! that it spends approximately N$300 000 to host the New Year bash, but that wasn’t the case last year due to budgetary constraints.
WINDHOEK – The recently held Back to School bash at the Khomasdal Community Hall last Saturday raked in N$17 500.50. The bash was packed with music enthusiasts as they watched their favourite artists performing tirelessly – all in the name of giving back to the community.
Namibia’s second largest harbour town Lüderitz, located on the remote south/east Atlantic Ocean has been for years unintentionally isolated in many aspects of life.
Yours truly has been following with keen interest the nonsense spewed by Namibian rugby “icon” one Jacques Burger, unfairly castigating our rugby bosses at Lichtenstein-Strasse without providing tangible solutions.
Otjomuise- Ovature peke peke mave raisa ouzeu nehi nda ke kerwa tjiunguran tjo ma tunduuziro wo Vakuruha moutukondwa womatoorore wa Pukiro na Tjombinÿe.
WINDHOEK – The Economic Outlook for 2020 by Cirrus Securities, a company started in 2017 with a focus on corporate advisory, capital raising and research, predicts that small businesses in Namibia are expected to remain under pressure during 2020. As a result, and depending on the severity of new government policies, Cirrus expects that many small businesses will either close their doors, or lay off further workers.
The year 2019 was a noteworthy year. So many happenings, big and small, good and bad took place in the past year. The past is a critical component of any one or organisation’s being; allowing for retrospection to avoid hurdles of the past while seeing foundations already laid.
This brief article is a follow up on the article I wrote on the state of English in Namibia vs Namibian indigenous languages.
Today, I want to address the dilemma first year students have as they choose their programmes at tertiary level. But, before I do that, let me make a few remarks on the current, contentious issue of the poor English pass rate.
I hereby on my own behalf submit the objection as per abovementioned subject. As a neighbour to the aforesaid land applied for by the office of the Vice President, I am submitting this objection as descendant of landless, land dispossessed people and a generational farm worker child of Namibia.
WINDHOEK – The National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) leadership will meet tomorrow to decide whether to suspend its long-serving Okakarara constituency councillor Vetaruhe Kandorozu and outgoing parliamentarian Meundju Jahanika from the party.
OSHAKATI - In its quest to fight cervical cancer the ministry of health has in the last nine months, since the introduction of the Visual Inspection of the Cervix with Acetic Acid (VIA) technique, screened 11 000 women of whom 8 000 were HIV positive.
Isuzu continues to hold the number one position for seven consecutive years in the medium commercial truck segment of the South African market and retained its leadership position for six years in a row in the heavy commercial market.
Full-year 2019 sales saw Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) dominating the passenger car market with 89 353 vehicles sold in South Africa.
The highly popular Mahindra Pik Up range has a new flagship and its automatic!
WINDHOEK – Despite being drawn in a relatively tough group, local pundits yesterday said Namibia can surprise many and qualify to the next African round of qualification towards the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.
WINDHOEK – Namibia National Reinsurance Corporation Limited (NamibRe)’s national scale financial strength rating was upgraded by GCR Ratings on 18 December, 2019, to AA-(NA), from A+(NA), with the outlook accorded as stable.
WINDHOEK – The German government last week donated vehicles and IT office equipment all worth N$2 million to the Namibian government.
WINDHOEK - Rachel Rittmann, who was sentenced to life imprisonment last year by Windhoek High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg for the murder of her husband, 35-year-old Rudolph Henry Rittmann, is seeking leave to appeal the sentence in the Supreme Court.
WINDHOEK – The man arrested this week for allegedly trying to bribe one of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigators in the Fishrot scandal, was denied bail when he made his first appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
WINDHOEK – A resident of Tses in the Keetmanshoop district claimed during his plea on two murder and three attempted murder charges that he was too drunk at the time of committing the offences to remember exactly what had transpired.
WINDOKO – Mubakweli Likwambuyu wa Liluko la Tuto, Lipapali ni Sizo, Anna Nghipondoka, mwamazwi ahae hala kutateka kwalikolo viki yefelile, nakalimezi likolo kusahanela baituti kuli basike baiñolisa bakeñisa kutokwa masheleñi akulifa. Mubakweli likwambuyu nabulezi cwalo kasamulaho ataba yamuituti yana hanezwi sikolo bakeñisa sikoloti sa ñohola.
WINDOKO – Pula yetuna yenze isweli kunela mwanaha kaufela, nimwalinaha zeli bukaufi, ise itisize muunda mi mubusisi wasikiliti sa Zambezi Lawrence Sampofu, nanitifalize kuli libaka zeñwi mwasikiliti sa Zambezi, sihulu mwasilalanda sa Kabbe ya Mbowela seli tibisizwe kimezi amuunda. Mwakweli ya Ñulule katengo ka Sadc nekakile kafa mamela yakuli pula yetuna ikaba teñi, mi ikaswana yatahisa muunda.
WINDOKO – Katengo kakayemela maticele mwanaha Namibia ili kakazibahala ka Teachers’s Union of Namibia (TUN), kabulela kuli buñata bwa maticele habana hande liseli mwakuluta mukoloko ozamaisa tuto omunca, ili wo muuso nokalile kutahisa lilimo liketalizoho zefelile.
Being a strong independent woman does not equate to allowing yourself to wallow and drown in silence. Many of us have been taught to stand on our own two feet and weather out the storms, always keeping in mind that we are our own hero.
WINDHOEK – Understanding or gaining people’s skills especially if you are in a management position is very important.
WINDHOEK- The recent announcement by the government through the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture to introduce KiSwahili as an optional language got a lot of tongues wagging on the relevance and presence of the language in the country.
WINDHOEK – Festus Malakia has created a foundation aimed at creating employment for young Namibians, dubbed: Unique Empowerment and Employment Initiative Foundation.
WINDHOEK - Executive Secretary of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Paulina Mbala Elago and the United Kingdom’s director for economic diplomacy at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), Lewis Neal, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support implementation of the ongoing SACU Customs Modernisation Programme.
WINDHOEK - The testimony of a woman serving an eight-year prison against her former husband proved enough for Windhoek High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg to convict him on 32 counts of theft and one count of money laundering.
WINDHOEK - Namibia remains a tourist destination of choice for many foreign visitors. Over 1.5 million tourists visited Namibia in 2018, compared to roughly 1.49 million visitors who arrived in the country in 2017, the minister of tourism Pohamba Shifeta announced yesterday.
WINDHOEK - Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader McHenry Venaani yesterday threatened legal action against Icelandic fishing company Samherji should it cease operations in Namibia without reimbursing over 1 000 fishermen who lost their jobs in October 2015 following an illegal strike.
ǀAEǁGAMS – !Nakaǂnôa Ministers ǁGau!nâs, ǂNuwiǁkhāsib tsî !Hao!nāsi ǂŪsin dis, Anna Nghipondokas ge ǁîs di gowaǀîs ǀgôana ǀasa skolkurib !aroma skolgu ǁga oahās disas gere ǂoago wekheb Denstaxtsēs ai mā,
ǀAEǁGAMS – Namibiab ǁGau!nâ-on ǀHûs (TUN) ge ra mî, ǂauna ǁgau!nâ-aon ǂgaoǀkhāsa ǁkhāǁkhāǂuisensa ūhâ tama tamas ka i o ǂâuǀoa hâse aiǂhomisa tama hâsa ǀasa ǁkhāǁkhā!khōǂgāb hîab ǂhanuba koro kurigu !kharu hâse ge sîsentsoatsoa kaiba ǁgau!nâs !aroma.
WINDHOEK - FNB Namibia’s latest rental index report, which was released yesterday, confirms that growth in rental prices remains in contractionary territory with the FNB Rent Price Index, recording a contraction of 1.9 percent at the end of September 2019, compared to a contraction of 8.6 percent over the same period last year.
WINDHOEK - Student leaders and political youth movements say they remain resolute in the struggle to ensuring free registration costs at local universities.
WINDHOEK - The state yesterday conceded that evidence it presented at the murder and robbery trial of three people, charged with killing an elderly farmer in the Usakos district, did not sustain a conviction of murder for the only woman accused in the matter.
WINDHOEK - As part of the continent wide initiative by the Luxor African Film Festival and Misr Films, Independence Avenue Films is commemorating and engraving the name of pioneer African filmmaker Youssef Chahine in the collective memory of our people.
WINDHOEK - The annual inflation rate for December 2019 stood at 2.6 percent compared to 5.1 percent registered in December 2018, indicating an inflationary slowdown of 2.5 percentage points.
WINDHOEK - If the Supreme Court nullifies the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections, it may cause untold chaos in the country.
Last year, over the holiday, I had the honour of playlisting music at a friend’s wedding. At the wedding, a kwaito artist walked up to me and said: “Why aren’t you spinning my songs, bruh?”. Those were literally his first words: no greeting; no introductions, whatsoever. We’ve never even met in person.
WINDHOEK - A themed interactive pop-up event, Instafamous (Instagram famous) pop-up event and award ceremony, aimed to bring out the inner star in everyone striking a pose through immersive Instagram art, will be hosted this year.
WINDHOEK - Unlike some African countries such as Kenya that celebrates the rights of LGBTQI+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex), Namibian award winning make-up artist, fashion stylist and an androgynous model Jay Aeron says Namibians are still stuck in old stereotypes of queer, a perception which should come to an end.
WINDHOEK - The Warehouse Theatre, which closed its doors for business last year after having been in the art and entertainment industry for three decades, is currently undergoing changes and transformation under new management and will be opening soon – with no specific date mentioned.
OKAHANDJA – Retired African Stars and Liverpool Football Club’s star defender Albert Tjihero has joined the chorus of disgruntled former footballers calling for a complete overhaul of domestic football.
Well-travelled former Eleven Arrows Football Club agile shot stopper Immanuel Mokanya Gottlieb, aka “Sparks” will go down in history as one of the finest net-guards Namibia has ever unearthed.
Literature teaches us various forms of state capture involving diverse strategies and methods aimed at strengthening the objectives of certain institutions and individuals.
Otjomuise- Otjikumutundu tjo tji wana Omandaha tja wo ronganene motjivarero otjiyandja hange metuwo ro komando oitjavari yerapi rOtjiserandu okuyandja ondjozikiro ku Uruanaa¿i “Scara” Matundu.
WINDHOEK - Team Namibia, the member-based organisation has the mandate to contribute towards “Growth at Home” and secure optimal market access for Namibian businesses with the mission to ultimately impact economic sustainability.
WINDHOEK - Bank Windhoek has confirmed the appointment of Frieda Beukes as its new Oshakati Branch Manager, effective 1 January 2020.
WINDHOEK - In the latest FNB Residential Property Report, FNB’s Group Economist, Ruusa Nandago, states that the FNB House Price Index plunged further into negative territory at the end of September 2019, reaching a historic low of -5.1 percent y/y compared to 2.0 percent recorded over the same period last year.
Allow me space in your newspaper to share my views on the introduction of Kiswahili in Namibia and other African countries.
The Namibian Competition Commission has announced its intention to institute proceedings in court against short-term insurance providers and windscreen suppliers for engaging in anti-competitive behavior that places insurance policy holders at a disadvantage when claiming benefits for damages to their vehicles.
Whenever I visit China, one of the things I marvel at is the huge expansion of development this country has achieved in the 70 years of the rule of the Communist Party of China.
A certain Vilho Mbangu has written, in a Namibian context, an insightful and informative article on the subject matter back in May 2019.
WINDHOEK - The long-drawn-out court case between the Namibia National Teachers Union (Nantu) and government over remote teachers’ incentives will be heard in the Supreme Court on 2 April.
WINDHOEK - The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) says a lack of forward planning and an inability to implement the new high school curriculum by the ministry of education are among the factors underlining the chaos that engulfed schools and learners at the start of the 2020 school year.
WINDHOEK – Independent presidential candidate Dr Panduleni Itula and four others will have to provide strong evidence of electoral manipulation in their bid to have the results of the November 2019 presidential election overturned, say commentators.
WINDHOEK - Toivo Kapuka Nuugulu, an architect by profession and owner of Toivo Nuugulu Architects, a subsidiary of Toivo Nuugulu Logistics (TNL), has said determination and passion are some of the key components that one ought to have when it comes to business.
With schools starting today, parents have been rushing to stationery shops to purchase last-minute items such as school uniforms, pencils, rubbers, erasers, math sets, books and covers, which their children require for the beginning of the 2020 academic year.
WINDHOEK – The Deputy Minister of Education, Art and Culture, Anna Nghipondoka during her back to school remarks yesterday, warned schools that rejecting learners from registering because of lack of money must be stopped with immediate effect.
WINDHOEK - The Popular Democratic Movement Youth League (PDMYL) has promised to fight for the many prospective students who performed exceptionally well in Grade 12 during 2019 final exams and qualify for tertiary education, but are unable to afford the high registration fees required by local universities.
WINDHOEK - At least four people died this past weekend in car accidents involving unlicensed drivers. In one of the accidents, an unlicensed driver reportedly lost control of a Toyota pickup while trying to overtake another vehicle on the Opuwo-Kaoko Otavi gravel road in the Kunene Region.
WINDHOEK - The country’s official opposition, the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM), has joined the chorus of some Namibians in rejecting the mooted plans to introduce KiSwahili as an optional language in local schools by next year.
WINDHOEK - With heavy rains being experienced countrywide and into neighbouring countries, the Zambezi governor Lawrence Sampofu confirmed that some parts of the region, especially in the Kabbe South constituency have already been flooded.
Video: PDMYL blames entertainment and directorate on Grade 12 poor performance
ǀAEǁGAMS – Namibiab ǀAwa!namn Daob !Norasasib ǁGaraga Sîsenǂuis !âb !nakaǂnôa danas, Komesares Amalia Gawa!nas ge ǁnāpas ge ǀgaisa !khâikhomsa auto !nari-aona Hôasoreb !nâ sîǂuiba hâ is khao!gâ nēsi ge mî, daob sîsenū-aon di tanisens !kharu ge kaitsēdi ǁaeb !nâ ǂkhîǂkhîsase ge !gûǁnâsa, ai!â ge !kharu kurigu ǀkha i kara ǀgoweǀnōhe o.
ǀAEǁGAMS – 10 500 Xa a !nāsa ǀgôan ge ǁnāpa ge ǂoago kurib ǀams ai Namibiab Senior Sekondere Sertifikati ǁNaetisa !Harib (NSSC) Xrat 12 !âidi diba a xoa 24 932 ǀgôana xu, ǀgapi ǁkhāǁkhāsen!khaigu ai xratga ǁkhāǁkhāsens ǂgaoǀkhādi ai ge dīǀoaǀoa. Nē !gôab ge ǂkharirose a !gâi ǁnāpa i ga ai!â gere ǂoa kurib di 9 524 ǀgôan hîa ge !kharu hâ in di !gôab ǀkha nî ǀgoweǀnōhes karao.
ǀAEǁGAMS – Namibiab ǁGanǂharugub ǂNûiǂgās (Meatco), ǁîs !hūb !nâ hoan xa a kai ǂnûiǂgās hîa ǀgapi ǀgaub !harib ai hâ ǁkhāsiba ūhâ gomaǁgan-e xu hâ xūna !hūba xu ra sîǂuis ge ǂoago kurib !nâ 115 000 xa a !nāsa gomana ge ǂā.
WINDHOEK – The Orano Mining Namibia yesterday announced its internal restructuring process, culminating in the appointment of Tommie Gouws as managing director in the place of Hilifa Mbako, who will now become the executive chairperson.
PRETORIA - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has rolled out a series of trainings to build the capacity of penitentiaries from SADC Member States to uphold human rights and respond to HIV, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) that disproportionately affect women inmates.
WINDHOEK – The state is still opposing the release on bail of a teacher who stands accused of stabbing his wife multiple times and slitting her stomach to death in April last year.
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WINDHOEK- Khomas regional council’s Windhoek East constituency office has once again demonstrated that it remains at the forefront of driving self-employment in its community when owners of income generating projects recently received equipment or materials worth N$150 000 as part of efforts in fulfilment of government promise of assistance to the citizens in accordance with the policy of job creation strategies in all the constituencies.
The above-mentioned gentlemen wrote a joint opinion piece in The Namibian of 20 December 2019.
WINDHOEK - The Teachers Union of Namibia (TUN) secretary-general Mahongora Kavihuha has called on the education ministry to intervene and withdraw the statement by Omusati education directorate recalling all transferred grade 9 learners from grade 10.
WINDHOEK - In a new twist of events, former Namibia Football Association (NFA) honcho Frans Mbidi has thrown his name in the hat and counts amongst a list of ten nominees for the NFA plum seat.
Otjomuise-Mo ma yandero wo mbura indji o Namibia ra ku ramenwa iyo matoorore wo tu kondwa no zo ngomainde. Ma pehee kutja mapeya tji va zo zo rata kombunda yo ma toororero inga aze ha kotoka movihavero muzeri nai.
WINDHOEK - Our top trending clip for this week is of Irivari from Oshivelo – a joyful and free-spirited young Namibian.
WINDHOEK – The recently hosted Desert Festival, held at the coastal town of Walvis Bay, was a huge disappointment to local music enthusiasts and left a bitter taste in a lot of performers’ mouths, as their dues were not paid for their services rendered.
At the beginning of each year, Namibians make new year’s resolutions and set goals for the next 12 months or so.
WINDHOEK - The Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco), the country’s biggest exporter of top quality natural beef products, last year slaughtered over 115 000 cattle. Outgoing board vice-chairperson Ronald Kubas made the announcement yesterday at a media briefing to introduce the new Meatco CEO Mushokabanji Mwilima.
WINDHOEK – The Katutura Magistrate’s Court yesterday granted a final remand to the police to conclude their investigations in the case of a teenage girl who was arrested for allegedly dumping her lifeless baby at Greenwell Matongo last year.
WINDHOEK - More than 10 500 learners, out of 24 932, who sat for the Grade 12 Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary Level examination last year, qualify for admission to tertiary institutions for degree courses.
WINDHOEK - The National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) yesterday congratulated its president Utjiua Muinjangue, who late last year obtained a PhD from the Stellenbosch University, on the topic of essential management task of social workers in Namibia.
WINDHOEK - As some parents who have children schooling at Ndiilokelwa Primary School are struggling to provide school uniforms to their children, Local businessman Sylvester Shapwa rescued them by donating 80 full uniforms to less privilege children over the school holiday.
Swakopmund - The Speaker of the National Assembly of Namibia, Professor Peter Katjavivi, says efforts are ongoing to bring all SADC member states on the same level of understanding on the need to transform the SADC-PF into a regional parliament.
WINDHOEK - Namibian police traffic chief Deputy Commissioner Amalia Gawanas said the conduct of road users during the festive season was somewhat satisfactory compared to the past years.
WINDHOEK - Economic, trade, scientific and military sanctions imposed by the United States (US) against Iran are set to be holding up the N$150 million tractor assembly plant that has been earmarked for Windhoek.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s young international defender Ryan Nyambe is well on the mend and on the rim of brushing off a niggling hamstring injury, which saw him limp off during Blackburn Rovers 0-0 draw against Wigan Athletic on 23 December.
WINDHOEK - Desert Fruit Namibia, a date farm that actively farms and markets speciality varieties, including Medjool, Zamli, Khallas and Barhi, has expressed confidence in the upcoming harvest of the fresh dates, which is envisaged for end of January or early February 2020.
WINDHOEK – A man who was arrested on suspicion that he robs and prey on lone women in Windhoek’s Goreangab informal settlement has been released on bail in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court.
New Era editor Chrispin Inambao interviewed the Ambassador of Iran to Namibia, H.E Vahid Karimi, in the aftermath of the recent assassination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani by US armed forces in Iraqi.
WINDHOEK - Professionals working with adolescents suffering from drug or substance disorders are honing their skills to provide family therapy.
Agribank stopped in its tracks
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I never believed in the notion that artists make music for the NAMA’s. It’s always been my steadfast believe that artists release based on many factors BUT the NAMA’s. MTC’s announcement that 2020 will be their final year with the awards smashed my assertions.
WINDHOEK- Our top trending is an audio clip tune which was assembled from a speech done by Ohangwena Regional Governor Usko Nghaamwa a while back. The song came just in time as Namibians haven’t decided on their December jiving/dancing track.
WINDHOEK – One of the most popular hotels in Windhoek, Avani Hotel and Casino, recently collaborated with KWV to launch one of South Africa’s celebrated sparkling wines, KWV Annabelle Cuvée Rosé KWV Annabelle Cuvée Rosé is a sweet sparkling wine produced in South Africa by the leading South African wine and spirits producer, KWV.
The photo exhibition, showing at the Brunei Gallery in London, highlights artists from Namibia’s underground scene between 1950-1980, a time of immense musical suppression prior to its independence.
WINDHOEK – Following MTC’s affirmation that it will neither renew nor extend its sponsorship agreement with the Namibia Premier League (NPL) at the end of the yet-to-start 2019/20 season, co-sponsor of the country’s flagship football league FNB Namibia says it is gravely concerned about the league’s dormancy.
When legendary Queen rock band front man and astute songwriter, the late Freddie Mercury, penned the hit song, ‘Another one bites the dust’, he must have had footballers in mind, notably from the shores of his birth continent (Africa) given the alarming rate at which Namibian footballers are going west.
I took note of the NPL’s position paper on promotion and relegation through social media platforms and denounce it in its entirety – I am not impressed. This position paper is the biggest joke I have ever encountered in Namibian football history.
Otjomuise- Otjiwondo tjo Ndjembo, 1959-1961, irumwe ro ru tum o ma zemburukiro wo zo mbura o 60 zo Ndjembo yo Ruvanda, tji tja karere no vi tjitwa otjorupa ro ma kuruhungi inga.
Otjomuise- Otjiungura tjo ma tungiro yonganda yo ma kuruhungi po ma turiro omana ma kuruhungi wOmbara Otjitambi yOvaherero nu nguri umwe yaihe yyombiririro yo huuurire no ngwatero yo ngutukiro, Hosea Katjikururume Komombumbi KuÞako, ma tjiutu mo ma utiro wa Kozonyanga ombura ndji ma iyende po Toasisa.
GENEVA – While the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 25by2025 campaign to address gender balance in civil aviation is gaining traction three months after its launch, with 59 airlines already having signed up, only two African airlines have committed to the initiative, namely Air Botswana and the Angolan airline, TAAG.
On 9 November 2019, I represented the Speaker of the National Assembly, Professor Katjavivi, at the centenary commemoration of the death of Kavezemba Kariko at Otjohorongo (Erongo Region).
One of the core facets of our constitution can be surmised as “Everyone has the right (a) to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being, and (b) to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations through reasonable legislative and other measures.”
Namibia, where the Sahel meets the desert, a rarely heard of African country, is located on the southwest coast of Africa on the Atlantic Ocean between Angola, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia, on an area of 826 thousand square kilometers, inhabited by as low as 2.6 million people.
WINDHOEK – The Khomas and Oshikoto regions have the highest number of reported rape cases, police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga said during the observation of International Human Rights Day earlier this week.
WINDHOEK – Team Namibia this week added its voice to the unfolding international fishing massive kickback scandal implicating Namibian politicians and local business people. In a statement, Team Namibia called for decisive action in dealing with corruption.
WINDHOEK - The head of the Namibian Police Traffic Law Enforcement Division Commissioner Amalia Gawanas has warned motorists that they will be focusing on drunken drivers over the festive season.
WINDHOEK - Three judges of the Namibian Supreme Court issued a stern warning to insurance companies that are defying the provision of the Namibia National Reinsurance Act, which compels them to reinsure a portion of their business with NamibRe that their opinion about the unconstitutionality of the Act does not make them immune to the enforcement mechanisms it provides, unless a court makes such a finding through due process of law in an appeal judgment.
Windhoek - Five candidates who contested the presidential election last month, including Dr Panduleni Itula, who stood as an independent, have approached the Supreme Court to challenge the outcome, which declared incumbent President Hage Geingob as duly elected.
WINDHOEK – One of Namibia’s world renowned football referees Nehemiah Shovaleka and Jonas Shongedi are top of Namibia’s list for the International Football Referees list while six assistants and four female match officials make the Fifa list for 2020.
WINDHOEK - The Brave Warriors will learn about their opponents for the second round of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers in January, when the much anticipated draw is conducted.
WINDHOEK - Advisor to the Namibia Cycling Federation (NCF), Rolf Adrian, has hailed 2019 as a year that was filled with unimpeded growth for the local cycling fraternity, which saw Namibia earn four spots for cycling at next year’s Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo, Japan.
Gobabis - Silyo sombunga zovakurupe wombunga zaSWAPO ogu gakara asi mugavi nombudi mombunga ozo momukunda gwaOmaheke Elvis Kauesa kuna kara asi takarumbasana momahoroworo gokukwateramo gana kuwiza kwedi oko moGobabis asi mukandindate gopaumwene.
GENEVA - Similar to 2019 performance, African airlines are again expected to make a massive collective loss of US$200 million (about N$3 billion) in 2020 mainly due to structural problems of high costs mostly as a result of government taxes and fees as well as low load factors.
WINDHOEK - Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) and Namibia Public Workers Union (Napwu) have announced the finalisation of their revised recognition agreement that follows the recent 2018/2019 wage negotiations that were successfully concluded by the two parties in September 2019.
WINDHOEK – Capricorn Group took Windhoek by storm last week Friday with their Christmas on the Streets Initiative, to help the homeless community in the surrounding areas of their head office by giving them a fun-filled day they would never forget.
WINDHOEK – A farm worker who admitted he caused the death of his wife but denied he intended to kill her, told the court yesterday that he “just saw black” after his wife of 21 years had told him she enjoyed sex with other men more than with him.
WINDHOEK – The investigating officer dealing with the case of a teacher who stands accused of fatally stabbing his wife multiple times and slitting her stomach in April has been instructed by the prosecutor general (PG) to further investigate the matter.
WINDHOEK – The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has advised President Hage Geingob to remove all tainted politicians, including those that have been convicted but given an option to pay a fine, from the Swapo parliamentary list.
WINDHOEK - Nudo is reportedly threatening to expel its former secretary-general Meundju Jahanika and the party’s constituency councillor for Okakarara Vetaruhe Kandorozu over allegations that the pair de-campaigned against the party during the just-ended general election.
WINDHOEK - Reconstructed Living Labs (RLabs), under the Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII), recently graduated a total of 186 students in short courses, ranging from Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Project Management and Events Management.
WINDHOEK – In partnership with Omalanga safaris, Hano Youth Foundation held a charity day in Windhoek and Otavi to reach out to the communities.
WINDHOEK - The trial of two Namibians and 12 Angolans, accused of defrauding the government to the tune of N$210 million through false tax refunds on purchases exported from Namibia, hit a snag on Monday.
WINDHOEK - The chief executive officer of the Namibia Qualifications Authority Frans Gertze was released on N$5 000 bail on Monday following his high-profile arrest for allegedly shooting his wife six times at their Pionierspark home last month.
KALKFELD - For Fabiola Noinxas, quitting her full-time job to care for her paralysed mother in Kalkfeld was a simple choice. After her siblings complained about the responsibility, Noinxas decided to walk away from her chef position at a local lodge to become her mother’s primary caretaker.
WINDHOEK- Independent presidential candidate Dr Panduleni Itula would need N$600 000 to take the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) to the Supreme Court to challenge the results of the recent presidential election which saw President Hage Geingob emerge victorious with the lion’s share of votes.
KATIMA MULILO - Fruit traders in Zambezi region have accused the ministry of agriculture of crippling their businesses, after the ministry allegedly issued a directive forbidding the export of fruits particularly mangoes from Zambia to other parts of Namibia.
WINDHOEK - Hundreds of informal settlement residents continue to connect their ramshackle dwellings with illegal and dangerous electricity cables for lighting, ironing and for fridges.
WINDHOEK- Our Top Trending clip this week is from the ruthless and no-nonsense taker, American Judge Judy Sheindlin, an American retired family court judge who arbitrates reality cases on television.
WINDHOEK - Giza and Crokky, who go by the name of Triple X, raise awareness against tribalism in their newly released album, ‘Tribalism’ .
Katutura glamour football club African Stars always found themselves wanting in the crucial goal-keeping department and it was not until the young acrobatic net-guard in the shape of Asaria Ndjiva Kauami arrived on the scene did the team’s serial Achilles heel stabilise as the team began to make serious inroads into domestic football.
In what can be easily interpreted as a last-ditch attempt to rescue the ailing fortunes of domestic football, it has now emerged that our football bosses have come up with a formula that would see football start very soon.
Omauezonjanda- Ozongungu zotji Hoveka poo Tjimana mo Mauezonjanda papaya aze rire otjhirumatwa tjo tji wana tja Namibia atjihe.
Otjomuise-O ma tokero nga hungama o Namibia kanaa ye zengururwa iyo murumendu poo omu kazendu umwe poo otjira poo otjimbumba tjimwe nu ngwari epango riura ouzeu.
Leading up to the 2019 general elections the ordinary Namibian citizen did not, and even some of those with some level of sophistication did not seem to fully grasp and understand what was happening in the country and why it was happening as such.
As we get to the end of the year, I found it pertinent to reflect on some readers’ comments on articles on language issues published in this column.
The founder of Positive Prescription, Samantha Boardman, tells of her one-time fear of the word “fail.” She says it implied “a permanent and helpless state of being”.
We recently celebrated World Children’s Day on Monday 20th November, which is supposed to help promote the rights of children and improve the lives of disadvantaged children across the world. I am deeply dismayed as to why no one has spoken out for all the little boys and girls of Zimbabwe who are currently living way below poverty, with some going a whole day without eating.
The recent Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Namibia, though given a clean bill of health, as they were bereft of violence, no-go areas, harassment and even disruption of political rallies during the election campaign period, sadly witnessed the spectre of social media being hijacked for malicious purposes by social media users.
Interview with H.E. Mr Valeriy Utkin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Namibia.
WINDHOEK - Businessman Sakarias (Sacky) Mathias, 59, was sentenced to an effective 35 years imprisonment yesterday by Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute after he was found guilty on charges of murder, attempted murder, possession of a firearm and ammunition without a license and attempt to defeat or obstruct the course of justice.
WINDHOEK - Three Angolan women en-route to China were arrested at Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) on Wednesday afternoon, with large amounts of money in US dollars amounting to over N$2 million which they did not declare with officials.
WINDHOEK - Statistics indicate the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has gender bias in the justice delivery system, with a low representation of women in management positions of the judiciary and those sitting on the bench.
WINDHOEK - Two witnesses yesterday testified that a worker on Farm Houmoed between Mariental and Kalkrand, accused of killing his wife of about 20 years, did so because she was unfaithful to him and bore another man’s child.
Our Star of the Week is the Bank of Namibia whose Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) granted some marginal relief to local consumers when it announced the repo rate will remain unchanged at 6.50 percent.
WINDHOEK - Local consumers were granted some marginal relief when the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Namibia (BoN) yesterday confirmed that the repo rate will remain unchanged at 6.50 percent.
WINDHOEK - The Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development Tjekero Tweya this week confirmed he will soon introduce new poultry product import restriction measures aimed at supporting domestic production, which in turn will restrict the issuing of the import quotas.
WINDHOEK - The National Housing Enterprise (NHE) has embarked on a pilot project to upgrade informal settlement housing by building eight houses for people who have land ownership but still live in shacks. The eight houses will be built in Goreangab and Otjomuise.
WINDHOEK - The Minister of Information and Communication Technology Stanley Simataa said Namibians should continue to shun irresponsible statements made on social media as they have the potential to upset the prevailing peace in the country.
WINDHOEK - The wife of embattled coastal estate agent Erwin Sprangers, 58, was on Monday acquitted on all charges in the Windhoek High Court after she applied for a section 174 discharge at the state’s case and was granted one by Judge Eileen Rakow.
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KENYA – Namibia’s lukewarm performance at the ongoing 2019 Copa Coca-Cola Africa Cup in Thika, Kenya yesterday continued unabated, with the boys from the Land of the Brave falling victim to a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of southern African neighbours Zimbabwe.
I came across a story recently of a pastor speaking on LBGTI issues and found it fascinating, especially since that doesn’t happen often and that there is an expectation that churches should not discriminate their congregations but should be filled with pride when the church is diverse and fully packed.
Congratulations. You have taken two of the most important steps of your journey. The first thing you have done is, you decided on what you want. Taking the initial step of decision as to what you want to become is hard.
WINDHOEK- Being fed up with the system, corruption, growing up in hardships, high tax rates, and high rental fees are just some of the things that led to Utaara Mootu to venture into politics.
Founded by Namibian model and businessman Luis Munana, Waka International pre-school and daycare is one of the few schools in the country to use the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), which is designed to engage and inspire children, helping them to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in all subjects, as well as to learn international mindedness and develop a range of personal qualities and dispositions.
WINDHOEK – The Ministry of Mines and Energy has confirmed that fuel pump prices for December will remain unchanged, as prices at the entry port of Walvis Bay remain stable at N$13.05 per litre for 95 Octane Unleaded Petrol and N$13.63 per litre for Diesel 50ppm.
WINDHOEK - Benjamin Strong, 56, on Monday pleaded not guilty to a count of murder, read with the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act, one count of attempted murder, two counts of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and one count of defeating or obstructing or attempting to defeat or obstruct the course.
WINDHOEK - Police Inspector-General Sebastian Ndeitunga has expressed immense appreciation and gratitude for excellent conduct and safety during the recent Presidential and National Assembly elections and during the political campaigns and post polling.
WINDHOEK- With the recent Presidential and National Assembly elections that brought diversity in terms of age and a lot of youth making the cut to parliament, political analysts feel the time has come for the opposition to “walk the talk.”
WINDHOEK - Tuufilwa Ndawina Jonas, 34, convicted on three counts of rape and three counts of trafficking in persons after she trafficked a young girl from Okahenge village in Omusati for sexual exploitation during 2012 was sentenced to an effective 28 years imprisonment yesterday.
WINDHOEK- “If I am born with HIV, please tell me earlier.”
KEETMANSHOOP - The current drought in the south of Namibia does not only bring farmers to their knees, but in addition it also has a dreadful chain reaction from suppliers down to labourers and the general public at large, said Hansie Esterhuyse, the chairperson of the Karasberg Farmers Association and renowned expert in the agricultural/ farming sector.
KENYA – Despite suffering two consecutive heavy defeats against Uganda in yesterday’s opening matches of the 2019 Copa Coca Cola Africa Cup underway in Kenya’s city of Thika, Namibia still managed to progress to the quarterfinals of the competition on the ticket of Ethiopia, who failed to pitch up at the tournament.
TSUMKWES – Khaos tsî ǁamaxus ǁkhuribeǁkham-i dis Nyae Nyae !Aub!ûi!gâ!nans tsî ǀHûhâsib !Aub dis tsî N#a Jaqna !Aub!ûi!gâ!nans tsî ǀHûhâsib !aub hâra ge kurikorobe ǂkhîǂkhîsa ǀnōb hāǀaro ra hōǂgāsa ǁîra ǁanin hîa nē ǁaxasib !nâ a !âna ra mā.
ǀAEǁGAMS – Namibiab ǂhanub ge dī ǂgans ǀkhurub huib di māde mās aira ge Capricorn !Nans tsî Capricorns a ǀHonkhoe ai xūna Kō!gâs !nans hâra, nē !nans di kurisa ǂgaus, Bank Windhoeks di aiǁgausa sao tsî N$200 000 Dare to Care ǀKhurub Huib ǂGaes !nâ ge ǂgā.
Agribank’s Petrus Nehale recently caught up with Ernst Groenewald, who received an Agribank Affirmative Action Loan Scheme (AALS) loan 27 years ago, and today, he is an established commercial stud breeder.
OMUTHIYA - Several orchard projects under the management of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry in the Oshikoto region are in a beleaguered state, as plants have wilted, while workers have abandoned the site, which is now left at the mercy of community volunteers.
RUNDU - Poroto Family Agribusiness Farm, just outside Rundu in the Kavango-East region, established some three years back is currently supplying vegetables to supermarkets and caterers.
WINDHOEK- Despite the persistent drought that has plagued Namibia for the last three consecutive years, Kamanjab commercial farmer in the Kunene region, Charles /Urib is encouraging fellow farmers, especially upcoming farmers, to remain determined and to be more hands-on in their farming activities.
WINDHOEK - Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) representative to Namibia Farayi Zimudzi has urged youth in the country to invest in agriculture, saying agripreneurship is key to unlocking opportunities and growth in the agricultural sector.
WINDHOEK – The Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino (WCCR) handed over N$6 million in preference shares to its shareholder, the government, through the ministries of public enterprise, as well as environment and tourism yesterday. The event took place at the Country Club grounds, where representatives from the government met the hotel’s management team.
The State Council Information Office published a white paper on Anti-terrorism, De-radicalization and Human Rights Protection in Xinjiang on March 18th 2019. Recent ‘Xinjiang Criticism’ prevails the Western social media.
WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob last night announced that the Swapo Politburo has decided to withdraw corruption-tainted former ministers Bernhard Esau and Sacky Shanghala from the ruling party’s parliamentary list for the new National Assembly.
WINDHOEK - Air Vice Marshal Martin Kambulu Pinehas, who is also acting Chief of the Defence Force (CDF), has warned certain individuals who are allegedly inciting political violence against newly-elected President Hage Geingob.
Video: Minister announces Total Allowable Catch for 2020
Kenya – Team Namibia, which will represent the country at this year’s Copa Coca Cola Africa Cup in Kenya, arrived yesterday in Thika and is ready to knuckle down to business at the youth football tournament; it officially kicks off today in the East African country.
RUNDU – Baana babane ili bayahi banaha Namibia, nebatamilwe viki yefelile mwataba yalifolofolo zesilelelizwe. Mapokola babulela kuli bababeli nebatamilwe kimapokola kwa Omega kabaka lakuzuma tou nikuzwisa manaka ayona. Babañwi bababeli nebatamilwe kasamulaho akufumanwa nimanaka atou amane.
WINDOKO – Katengo kakabona zapuluko amali asilalanda mwa Namibia, mwatasa Liluko la Silalanda nekabile nikushaba kwasibaka samayahelo amuyaho wababatibiswanga kimezi amuunda kwa sibaka sapabalelo yalifolofolo kwa Lusese. Muyaho wamakopanelo ili teñi babatibiswa kimezi amuunda bakana bayo tibelela kwateñi, ukafukuza nitaba yakukatazwa kikucinca kwamayemo alifasi.
WINDHOEK – South African award-winning DJ, record producer, kwaito artist and a founder of a record label Afrotainment was announced by the organising committee of the Desert Festival to be one of the headlining acts to perform at the seven-day festival in the coastal area this December.
WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob at the weekend admitted that the 2019 presidential election was competitive after he shrugged off a spirited challenge from independent presidential candidate Dr Panduleni Itula to win the presidency, albeit with a reduced majority.