• December 15th, 2019

Khomas

Industry Loop:  Choice overload! 

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.

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Avani’s Stratos Rooftop, Cuvée Rosé host ladies’ night

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.

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ZAMA to diversify for 2020

KATIMA MULILO - Since the introduction of the Zambezi Music Awards, to be held on 28 December, the organisers have decided to establish competitions to keep the youth busy and focused on their talents.

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Farewell to the ‘Bukalo Eagle’ Alfred Akayombokwa Munyaza

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.

Air Botswana, TAAG sign IATA gender diversity pledge

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. 

Opinion: Respect and care for the ecosystem

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.”

Supreme Court issues warning to insurance companies

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.

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Shovaleka leads referees on Fifa list

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.

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Grove Mall rebrands

WINDHOEK – The Grove Mall of Namibia has announced a step in a new direction, including making slight changes to its name, while sporting new colours.

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Structural problems haunt African airlines

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.

NWR, Napwu sign revised recognition agreement

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.

Capricorn Group treats homeless community

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. 

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Farm worker spills the beans

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. 

Opinion: Rest

I am sure I am not the only one who feels the immense pressure of life. The older I get, the more intense it becomes. As of late, I have been struggling with the notion that all I am doing is not enough.

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RLabs on a mission to educate young Namibians

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.

Taapopi new Nanso president 

WINDHOEK - The Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso), which convened its 16th Elective National Students Congress over the weekend in Otjiwarongo, elected its new executive committee members to serve for the next coming two years.

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Court challenge could cost Itula N$600 000

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. 

Visual Art shines at Creamer’s

WINDHOEK- With the closure of the Warehouse Theatre, The Project Room in Collaboration with Namibian Arts Association hosted visual artists at Creamer’s to promote their work in a street style live exhibition called Art In Action.

Opinion: Zimbabwe’s forgotten children

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.

Editorial: Social media content should not malign

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.

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Businessman sent to prison for 35 years

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.

Fishrot scandal outrages ministers

WINDHOEK - Three Cabinet ministers have come out of their shells, joining public condemnation of the Fishrot scandal in which two Namibian politicians and their cronies allegedly accepted bribes in exchange for fishing quotas.

SADC has shortage of senior female jurists

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. 

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NHE to upgrade informal settlement housing

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.

Opinion: The Church Should Stand With The LGBTIQ Community

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.

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Waka International pre-school and daycare grooms kids into responsible adults

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.

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Fuel prices remain unchanged for December

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. 

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Windhoek man pleads not guilty to murder

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.

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28 years for rape, trafficking 

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.

Drought has devastating multi-sectoral effects

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.

Capricorns ge N$200 000 ǀkhurub di huib ase ge 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. 

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Agriculture ministry to revive orchards

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.  

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WCCR hands over N$6 million dividend to government

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. 

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Cabinet authorise horses mackerel TAC

WINDHOEK - Minister of Information and Communication Technology (Mict) Stanley Simataa has announced the new total allowable catch (TAC) for commercial marine fishery for the new year starting from 1 January to 31 December 2020.

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Namibia in action today against Uganda, Ethiopia

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. 

Babane batamelwa manaka a tou

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.

Muyaho waimululo hala muunda utaha kwa Lusese

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.

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Dj Tira to rock Desert summer Festival 2019

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.

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‘Fishrot’ lawyers fined for illegal entry

WINDHOEK - South African prominent lawyers who were in the country to represent the ‘Fishrot Six’ were convicted on Friday in Windhoek Magistrate’s Court for entering the country without work permits and ordered to pay a fine of N$10 000 each or consequently 18-months-imprisonment respectively. 

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Opposition question poll outcome

WINDHOEK - Opposition leaders have accused electoral body, Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) of alleged widespread irregularities in the National Assembly and Presidential elections won by Swapo and its presidential candidate President Hage Geingob.

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Amend Act on special voting - SADC observers

WINDHOEK- The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) has recommended the National Assembly to consider amending the Electoral Act to ensure the votes from special voting are counted together with those from the main election, in order to minimise speculation and undue influence on voters.

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D-Naff warns public against a fraudster

WINDHOEK-D-Naff, real name Naftalie Shigwedha Amukwelele, on Monday blasted a fraudster on social media for swindling money from the public purporting they would join his (D-Naff) music stable and also help the so-called boxer with his expenses for a fight in the UK.

Editorial: Democracy has become our integral part

The campaigns leading to Wednesday’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections and the polling itself are a clear indication the democratic culture has fully entrenched itself in Namibia. Multi-party elections where political parties freely engage in the contestation of competing ideas, trying to woo voters on what they will do once voted into power, has become an integral part of our way of life. 

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NCS must promote HIV treatment as important prevention tool

WINDHOEK - The Country Director for the joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) in Namibia has encouraged nurses working in Namibian Correctional Services (NCS) facilities all over the country to encourage inmates to voluntarily undergo HIV testing and to initiate those who need treatment early. 

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Hompa to be interred on Saturday

KADEDERE - The traditional leader of the VaGciriku traditional community Hompa Kassian Shiyambi, who died on 17 November will be laid to rest on Saturday at Mamono village in Ndonga Linena constituency after requiem mass in the Catholic Church at Nyangana.

Namibian diplomats to learn in India

WINDHOEK - The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of India in collaboration with the ministry of international relations is embarking on a project to send 20 Namibian diplomats within the ministry on a two-week special course beginning 1 December 2019, to Delhi.

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Dysfunctional EVMs delayed voting

WINDHOEK – Incidents of dysfunctional electronic voting machines (EVMs) including flat EVM batteries delayed voting in Windhoek in the general election on Wednesday, which compounded the long queues at polling stations.

Nzira zaLuhonono tazikapwa mwaDecember 2020

Luhonono – Etungo nzira ezi zina kupura nomiliyuna daNamibia zokutunda ko Namalubi-Isize -Luhonono kuna kugendapo nawa eyi yatwaredera asi yirugana kuna kugendapo nawa kutwaredera asi nzira ezi zikapwe moomu vayigazarera ezi vana kumona asi tazi kagwanekedesa nonzira edi adi hanzere.

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TrenTyre revamps Windhoek branch

TrenTyre officially re-opened the doors to its revamped Windhoek branch on November 08, 2019. Amongst the changes that customers can look forward are a modernised look and feel for both the customer waiting area, new billing system and an increase in the number of service lifts.

Capricorn contributes N$200 000 to drought relief

WINDHOEK - In response to the Namibian government’s state of emergency declaration on the current drought affecting the country, with no relief for farmers in the short term, Capricorn Group and Capricorn Asset Management has followed in the footsteps of the Group’s flagship brand Bank Windhoek by making a contribution of N$200 000 to the Dare to Care Drought Relief Fund.

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Flood relief centre for Lusese

windhoek - The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the flood relief centre in Lusese conservancy.

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Ex-ministers, co-accused behind bars

WINDHOEK – Former cabinet ministers Bernhard Esau and Sacky Shanghala, as well as four others implicated in the high-profile Fishrot Files kickback scandal, are expected to appear in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court today following their arrest yesterday. 

Orderly voting impresses PM

WINDHOEK - Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila who was one of the first political office bearers to vote in the Windhoek East constituency for the presidential and legislative elections described the process as generally smooth. 

Inmates want long-term sentences slashed

WINDHOEK - Inmates who voted at the Windhoek correctional facility yesterday have called on the High Court to correct the unconstitutional long-term sentences imposed on inmates, taking into consideration the Supreme Court judgement earlier this year that ruled jail terms exceeding the expected lifespan of long-term prisoners are unconstitutional in Namibia.  

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Muramba United benefit from Nyambe’s donation

WINDHOEK- Muramba United, a football team comprising of underprivileged players residing in the informal settlement of Okahandja Park on the outskirts of Namibia’s metropolis Windhoek, recently benefited handsomely from a donation of modern soccer boots donated by Brave Warriors England-based defender Ryan Nyambe.

Daogu ai ra tsūke!gân ge daoba ra sîsenū khoen xa ra !aromahe - awa!nam-i

AE GAMS – Major-Xenerali, Namibiab ǀAwa!namn ǀHûs dib Oscar Embubulub, ge ǂhanusi ǀhui-ams !khūb!naes ǁaeb kaitsēdi dib di daob !norasasib ǂgaoǂgao!nâs ǁaxasib tawa ǀAeǁgams !nâ, ai!â gere ǂoa wekheb ai ge mî, ǁnā ǀgapi !gôab tsūke!gân dib hîa daogu ai ra hân ra !aromahesa daoba ra sîsenū khoen xa. Embubulub ge ge mî nē kurib !Khanna xu nēsis kōsen 2 643 tsūke!gân daogu ai ge hâna xoamâihe hâsa.

Hepatitis khorauisens awosase ansa !gôab ge 1 600 ai mâ

ONGWEDIVAS – Hepatitis di khoraǂuisens ge !kharu ge kurigu !nâ ǀgaisase ge ǂharo, ǂurusib mâisan ge 10 ǀHōǂgaeb nē kurib dis ai ǁîn di xoamâisa !gôaba 1 635 ai mâse a ǂan!gâse. Hepatitis Es khoraǂuisens ge 56 khoen ûiga ge ū tsîn ge 6 672 !nae!khaide ge !nurihe nē ǁōs ge Hôasoreb 2017 dis ai a ǂanhes khao!gâ.

Over 100 jobs created through Sanlam Innovation Works project

WINDHOEK – Sanlam, together with their project partner Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII), confirmed the winner of the 2019 Sanlam Innovation Works project. Linda P Ndakolo of Linda P Creations emerged as the overall winner of the 2019 competition and walked away with a cash prize of N$25 000 to further invest in her business.

Lubasi lwa balishumi lufumana ndu kwa Bukalo

BUKALO – Lubasi lwa balishumi, ili lwa babahulu baketalizoho ni banana baketalizoho, ili bane bapila mwandu yakumateha, sebakona kukatuluha kasamulaho, muetapili walubasi Chuma Likando, nafumani ndu kakuba neulo yene izwelela kwa Liluko Lakufelisa Bunjebwe, ni Pabalelo ya Sicaba, hala mulelo waliluko wakubata kutusa babashebile mwanaha Namibia.

Opinion: The well-orchestrated deception

In the 16th century political treatise, The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli postulates that, “Men are so simple of mind, and so much dominated by their immediate needs, that a deceitful man will always find plenty who are ready to be deceived.” 

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UNODC delivers clinic to over 2 000 inmates

HARARE - A call has been made for judicial officers to revisit custodial sentences and use alternative, non-custodial penalties for petty crimes amid growing concern over a ballooning prison population jinxing efforts to provide equitable healthcare to people in incarceration.

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Govt committed to tackling unemployment

WINDHOEK - The Namibian government remains committed to accelerating its interventions aimed at unlocking investment opportunities, growing the economy and creating much-needed jobs, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has said.

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NQA appoints acting CEO

WINDHOEK – The Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) has appointed Asnath Kaperu as acting CEO. Kaperu, who is the deputy CEO at the institution, was appointed in the place of CEO Frans Gertze, who is currently facing a charge of attempted murder.

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Esau’s short walk to freedom

WINDHOEK - There was high drama at the Windhoek High Court yesterday when an initial urgent application seeking to set aside the arrest of former fisheries minister Bernhard Esau was adjourned to Tuesday, only for the court to later order to his release.

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Swapo confident of poll victory

WINDHOEK - Hundreds of Swapo faithful on Saturday streamed into the Sam Nujoma stadium in Katutura, with the party confident it will win the 27 November polls overwhelmingly, along with its presidential candidate President Hage Geingob. 

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Finally a place to call home

BUKALO – A family of ten who previously lived in deplorable conditions can now breathe a sigh of relief after government through the Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Child Welfare handed them a two-bedroom house.

Opinion: Namibian football scored an own goal

It is no longer a secret that globally football is marred by an avalanche of controversies and scandals such as corruption, maladministration, fraud, power struggles and many a time outright incompetence by those entrusted to smoothly run the game for the benefit of the masses.

Opinion: Are you being served?

From 1972 to 1985, television viewers enjoyed over sixty episodes of the hilarious situational comedy, Are You Being Served? It made fun of the misadventures of the staff of a retail floor of a major British department store.

Opinion: The benefits and joys of studying literature

At one workshop for English teachers, there was at first strong resistance from most participants when it was suggested that literature in English should be made a compulsory subject in all schools in Namibia as one of the ways of improving the English language proficiency of not only learners, but also the teachers themselves.

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LPM likens ‘tribal’ politics to Rwanda

WINDHOEK – Landless People’s Movement (LPM) deputy leader and chief strategist Henny Seibeb has likened the current political climate in the country to that of Rwanda in the 1990s, warning that if not well guarded Namibia will end up with the same fate.

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Presidency fumes at ‘fake’ media reports

WINDHOEK – Presidential press secretary Dr Alfredo Hengari has reacted strongly to recent media reports that he labelled as fake news aimed at tarnishing the good name of President Hage Geingob and of the country, and to influence voters ahead of next week’s crunch elections.

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Dep. Commissioner Vermeulen passes on

WINDHOEK - A Namibian police senior, Deputy Commissioner Jurie Johannes Vermeulen, passed away last Sunday at the Gobabis Private Health Hospital in Omaheke region. A press statement issued by Nampol spokesperson Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi said Vermeulen would be buried on Saturday.

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Destitute families get decent shelter

OMUTHIYA – The Omuthiya town council through the mayor’s office has erected decent shacks to house three destitute families who lived in their own makeshift structures of discarded cardboard boxes at Kaniita informal settlement.

Pambeni will face a beast against Nakathila – Kaperu

WINDHOEK - One of Namibia’s top boxing trainers and former boxer, Siegfried “SBK” Kaperu, yesterday warned Zimbabwean fighter Peter “Sniper” Pambeni to brace himself for a gigantic battle when he faces Namibia’s reigning WBO Global junior super featherweight champion, Jeremiah “Lowkey” Nakathila.

Ohorongo Cement teams up with Carbo Namibia

WINDHOEK - In its drive to continue supporting government initiatives, as well as the trade ministry’s Growth at Home policy, Ohorongo Cement recently partnered with local entrepreneur, Carbo Namibia, which is a Namibian manufacturer and exporter of charcoal products. 

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PnP to dispose of used cooking oil through BEE

WINDHOEK - In support of its commitment to, and passion for environmental sustainability, Pick n Pay (PnP) Namibia, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group, recently signed a contract with BEE (Be Energy Efficient) Biofuel Manufacturing to safely dispose of all its used cooking oil (UCO). 

BAN to enhance stationery drive

WINDHOEK - The Banker Association of Namibia (BAN) will enhance their stationery drive on Friday, November 22, 2019, with a Shake-a-tin drive that will take place at various intersections in Windhoek.

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Buy local to support job creation - WAD

ROSH PINAH - Women’s Action for Development (WAD) executive director Salatiel Shinedima has urged Namibians to support local businesses, especially those run by young people, to help reduce high unemployment among the youth.

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Lawyers want speedy Fishrot probe 

WINDHOEK – A body representing Namibian lawyers has called on all investigators preoccupied with the investigation of the alleged international fishing kickback scandal implicating local politicians to speedily conclude their inquiry into the matter. 

Road accidents caused by road users – police

WINDHOEK – Major-General of the Namibian Police Force Oscar Embubulu said at the launch of the 2019/2020 festive season road safety campaign in Windhoek earlier this week that the high motor accident rate in the country can be attributed to road users. 

Opinion: Corruption In plain view

The phrase ‘whatever you do in the dark shall come out in the light’ has never rung so true when it comes to our political leaders. It is one thing to be caught in shady dealings, but it is totally embarrassing and despicable to be caught doing shady dealings by a foreign organisation with your pants down. Obviously, there was a huge outcry from the public, especially youth.

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Fintech lets you say no to cash

Money is dangerous: it is bulky, smelly and dirty. Processing and getting the money from a shop, restaurant, café or any other place of business to the bank so it can be deposited can be a security nightmare, and it leaves business owners looking over their shoulder.

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Integrate road safety into curriculum – NRSC

WINDHOEK – The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) and National Institute for Educational Development (NIED) in conjunction with Road Traffic Management Services (RTMS) held a road safety education training workshop last Friday at Emmanuel Shifidi Secondary School.

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Electoral court reserves judgement in EVM case

Windhoek – The electoral court has reserved judgment in an urgent application filed by independent presidential candidate Dr Panduleni Itula against the use of EVMs in next week’s general election without a verifiable trail, among others. Magistrate Uatjo Uanivi will hand down judgement on 25 November after hearing oral arguments from the lawyers representing Itula, ECN and other political parties contesting the elections.  

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Presidency sets record straight

WINDHOEK - Presidential press secretary Dr Alfredo Hengari has dismissed a Nampa report carried by New Era on Monday under the headline ‘Geingob denounces demands for Shanghala and Esau’s dismissal’ as inaccurate, malicious – and that it selectively quoted the President.

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FNB school tennis league a perfect stringboard

WINDHOEK - The FNB National Tennis School League, which took place over the weekend in the capital, attracted a massive number of participants as competition was tough. Participants comprised of the best of the best from the Khomas, Kunene and Otjozondjupa regions and games were played at Suiderhof.

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Namibia to receive high rainfall

WINDHOEK - Namibia is among the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries expected to receive high rainfall, this is according the consensus forecast produced by the 23rd Southern African Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF) that met in Luanda, Angola, on 28-30 August.

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NaCC refuses Namcor 50% import mandate exemption

WINDHOEK – The Namibia Competition Commission (NaCC) has refused an application by the Namibia Petroleum Corporation (NAMCOR) to grant exemption for a proposed 50 percent import mandate for the country’s fuel needs. NAMCOR has applied to NaCC for exemption from the provisions of the Competition Act – in respect of agreements arising from a proposal decision by the Minister of Mines and Energy to require 50 percent of all petroleum imports to be reserved for NAMCOR.

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Namibians demonstrate against corruption

WINDHOEK – The air was thick with emotions and weariness as citizens from all walks of life including prominent members from the law fraternity took to the streets of Windhoek on Friday in a peaceful demonstration against corruption. 

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Usaid to fork out half a billion on VMMC

WINDHOEK - U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson launched the new Pepfar -funded voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programme “Safe VMMC” in Namibia a programme that will cost the US aid agency a whopping N$497 140 000 over a five-year period.

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Swapo popularity remains intact

A Swapo star rally held at Eenhana in Ohangwena region on Sunday attracted a huge crowd of thousands of ruling party followers who thronged the venue to listen to the messages highlighting government’s achievements on development and its aim to continue to provide services to the people.

Muzeko wapulao ushimbululelwa kwa khuta ya sikiliti

WINDOKO – Baana babane babanyazwa mwapulao ya Alex Maluli Mushe mwakweli ya Lungu 2017, baka zekiswa mwakhuta yasikiliti mwa Windoko isaho. Babanyazwa ki Kleopas Malima walilimo ze 24, Kenibirth Ashipala walilimo ze 25, Nande Malima walilimo ze 23, ni Robert Shikongo walilimo ze 25. 

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Oshikandela promotes local creatives

WINDHOEK- A favourite to many, young and old, Oshikandela, a product of Namibia Dairies is on a quest of promoting local creatives by partnering with local designers to produce four works of art using the new Oshikandela image as a reference through a competition themed ‘Hip with Heritage’.

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Judges clarify money laundering

WINDHOEK - Three judges of the Windhoek High Court in a review judgment on various cases on whether a charge of money-laundering in addition to that of a charge containing the element of dishonesty has issued a judgement explaining the offence of money-laundering.

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‘Untitled’ celebrates unsung artists

WINDHOEK- A new local web series titled ‘Untitled’, which follows the lives of seven different artists in Windhoek, aims to show how artists are people and how they struggle, especially in their line of work and finding their place in the industry.

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Windhoek Fashion Week 2019 ends in style

WINDHOEK- The Windhoek Fashion Week (WFW) 2019 dénouement off in style at Dinapama Manufacturing and Supplies Factory with an impeccable collection. The event saw the launch of the ‘Helao’ collection, which featured amazing pieces with prominent Odelela material dominating by Deon Angelo.

Otuyano two ngutukiro hapo twa yenenekwa? Itula

Otjomuise-Ozombura ape o 30 kombunda yo zo mbanga¿e oku ri punguha ovengi mu va tatumisiwa kotutu, poo ave paterwa mot jo vakamburwa mena ro ku rwira ongutukiro, omerinaneno no me kurisiro wombwiro no mbwiko, oruveze rwahoro ro ku pura kutja tjii hapo otuyano two ngutukiro twa yenenekwa. 

Ondimwa yo zo ngunÿe omitanda- APP

Otjomuise- O All People’s Party (APP) maitja ondimwa yo zo ngunde zayo mo ma toorore inga omitanda kutja no mu tima auhe itare mo ku hina oviungura kwavyo no ku tungurura mo me kurisiro iho tjiwana atjihe tja Namibia.