• September 20th, 2019

Khomas

Opinion: Risking Opportunities

Stick around long enough and you are likely to see an opportunity that has been lingering under your nose. Take the risks and you are likely to see an opportunity in the thick of things.

Opinion: The Year of No – PART 1

I once read a powerful book by Shonda Rhimes titled – The Year of Yes. In the book, she recounts how she underwent a life transformation after deciding that for an entire year she would say yes to everything that

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Motivated by humble stories of people

WINDHOEK – She says one thing that motivates her is humble life stories of people who have worked their way from the bottom to the top. “I am inspired by my grandparents because they are a constant reminder for

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Scholarships awarded to 57 Namibians

WINDHOEK – The Chinese government recently held a send-off ceremony for 57 Namibian students who after a vigorous vetting and interviewing process were granted the opportunity to study at institutions of

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Feeding poultry

The importance of feed cost can never be overemphasized as it continues to be and remains a key driver to any intensive livestock operation, including poultry. Feed costs represent 60 – 75 percent of operating

Mulena Mayuni ulumba muuso

WINDOKO – Mueteleli wa Kamaiso ya Katengo ka Sizo ka Mashi, Nfumu Joseph Tembwe Mayuni ulumbile muuso, mi nekupalile feela kususueza sicaba sa hae kuli babotele Mueteleli wanaha Hage Geingob mwaliketisa zetaha mwakweli ya Njimwana. 

Edward Ndopu, defying odds

WINDHOEK- Edward Ndopu is a young African who is setting the wheels in motion to become the first physically disabled commercial astronaut. “The idea is to broadcast a televised address from a spaceship

Be mindful of what you are doing, says Nesongano 

WINDHOEK - The biggest lesson he has learnt in life is to be mindful of what he is doing. Mufaro Njabulo Nesongano says so often, people get caught up in the past or the future and forget to appreciate the current moment that life is presenting them. Therefore, he has learnt to live in the moment as much as possible.

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NBC announces sweeping austerity

WINDHOEK – National broadcaster NBC yesterday announced a slew of austerity measures – including switching off live cameras from parliament and abolishing four of its four TV channels from today – due to the dire financial situation the company finds itself in.

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The best in music in the world

WINDHOEK - Brought to you by popular demand after the great success of the most charming beautiful show at the Omaruru Arts Festival of local superstar Esther Fellner and world-class player and concerto conductor

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NVF Cup announces top eight teams

WINDHOEK - The top eight volleyball clubs in this year’s Bank Windhoek Namibia Volleyball Federation (NVF) Cup hosted in Otjiwarongo over the weekend, have managed to book their places in the semi-final round.

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Katjiteo, Hambira join TS Sporting  in SA

WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors bourgeoning stalwart defender Charles Hambira and fellow national team star     Wesley ‘Ballack’ Katjiteo both secured contracts with South African National First Division (NFD) football club TS Sporting.

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New Nantu leaders reveal plans

WINDHOEK – Newly elected Namibian National Teachers Union (Nantu) secretary general Loide Shaanika said the union will commit its energies to address love affairs between learners and their teachers that have resulted in some of the learners being impregnated.

Final remand in murder over N$20

WINDHOEK - The Katutura Magistrate’s Court gave a final remand for the prosecutor general to pronounce herself in the case of a man who is in police custody for allegedly killing his brother last year over a debt of N$20. 

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KFW launches mobile app

WINDHOEK – The upcoming Katutura Fashion Week (KFW) launched a mobile application over the weekend, which gives its supporters and participants easy access to all the necessary information they might need.

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Taylor Jaye ventures into acting

WINDHOEK – Namibia-born musician, singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, philanthropist and now actress, Taylor Jaye, who is currently living in South Africa has ventured into acting and she will be acting in a Nigerian series, ‘Un-locked’ alongside Nigerian actor Mike Ezuruonye.

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Regional Netball Championships start today

WINDHOEK – The much-anticipated Debmarine Namibia Senior Regional Netball Championships will officially kick off today, with host region and reigning champions Khomas commencing their title defence with a vital clash against Erongo at the Khomasdal Stadium netball courts.

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RIP Ruby Kamulu, football legend takes a bow from game of life 1945 – 2019

As a football-crazy youngster, the author had the privilege of watching exciting Swakopmund outfit Atlanta Chiefs Football Club in action during dozens of matches in the popular knockout cup tournaments at the old Katutura stadium in the late sixties. What struck me most was a light-skinned bow-legged midfielder who was all over the field, dishing out telling passes, marking and shooting from range with both feet. The Chiefs all-rounder was none other than Ruben Kamulu, aka “Ruby”.

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O u tuta o u ngetjefa

OTJOMUISE- O ru veze o rure o u Þuta u kara a u varwa o tjo mbazu poo o mwano we hupo mo vi wa¿a tjiva. Munda umwe o u mune imbwi ngunda mo mbutiro u na o u ngetjefa muwo mena ro kutja muwo mu

Redefining social media strategy

WINDHOEK - Dr Mohammed Shehu, an academic and expert on social media addressed communication professionals and students on “Agile Social” at a networking event organised by the Namibian chapter of the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) on August 21 in Windhoek.

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Woman and her former lover guilty of murder

WINDHOEK – Rachel Rittmann, the woman dubbed the ‘Gobabis Delilah’ and her former lover Rhyno du Preez were both convicted of murder read with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act yesterday for killing her husband, 35-year-old Rudolph Henry Rittmann. 

Namibian trucker nabbed for trafficking two DRC teens

WINDHOEK - A 36-year-old truck driver appeared in Katima Mulilo Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday for allegedly trafficking two teenagers from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into the country on Saturday. The children are a 13-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy. The suspect is identified as Chris Mujani. 

Gender empowers communities in Omaheke

GOBABIS – The Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare Doreen Sioka last Thursday handed over income-generating activities (IGAs) material and equipment to 12 beneficiaries in Omaheke Region at a ceremony at the women center.

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WGPS to hold memorial for its learners

WINDHOEK-The Windhoek Gymnasium Private School (WGPS) will hold a memorial service next week Thursday in remembrance of its two learners who perished in a car accident on Sunday on the B1 national road between Kalkand and Mariental.

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Khomas crowned Skorpion Zinc Cup champions

WINDHOEK- After four days of gruelling action, Khomas Region yesterday saved the best for last when they defeated Omaheke Region 3-0 to be crowned champions of the popular NFA/Skorpion Zinc U/17 Cup in a thrilling final at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in the capital.

Farming is a business 

Farming has for long been perceived as a tradition or a way of life in some societies. On the one hand, such a perception still has an inherent business aspect to it because there is a practice of exchange of

Industry Loop: Let’s  read ours!

Did you know that we have Namibian authored books in the market? It’s a rhetorical question. Sorry, if I bruised your ego by pointing out the obvious. I just can’t help but wonder why you haven’t tweeted about a Namibian authored book? What’s stopping you from posting about Namibian authors? 

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Bishop Madigari

WINDHOEK- The top trending clip, which is a must-watch is that of Bishop Madigari featuring  Munda Kanyonga In a clip titled Police and Crooks. Kanyonga anchors social issues intending to use semiotics on current affairs.

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OYO premieres ‘Ilithyia gone mad’

WINDHOEK - The Namibian Trust and Dance Troupe that uses the arts to create social awareness, Ombetja Yehinga Organisation, premiered ‘Ilithyia gone mad’ yesterday at the Warehouse Theatre, in collaboration with an international guest, from the Netherlands, Eveline Castelein.

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Star of the Week: Dr Helena Ndume

Our Star of the Week goes to eye surgeon Dr Helena Ndume and five other ophthalmologists from Namibia and the United States of America (USA). Notable for her charitable work amongst sufferers of eye-related

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Möller murder accused enlists new lawyer

WINDHOEK – The Ministry of Justice Legal Aid Directorate has instructed former magistrate, turned defence lawyer, Jermaine Muchali to defend murder accused Panduleni Gotlieb in his murder trial in the Windhoek High Court at the Windhoek Correctional Facility before Judge Dinnah Usiku.

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Namibia’s AfCFTA tariff sacrifice scrutinised

WINDHOEK - Experts agree that revenue to be sacrificed in the reduction of trade tariffs by 90 percent, as prescribed by the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), is negligible due to the current low level of trade between Namibia and the rest of the continent. 

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Elikwamo lyokutunga mambo gomanzi talikaza komeho

WINDHOEK - Ministera gonodoropa ekuliko nomukunda doponze Peya Mushelenga, kayinkondopekere asi elikwamo lyokukadika mambo gomanzi ngesi kuna kuza likatameke hena, omu yina kara asi epangero kuna kugava tupu yimaliva ano omu mokutura asi kampanike nazikarugana yirugana yangoso oyo simpe

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One person charged in GIPF debacle

WINDHOEK – Prosecutor General (PG) Martha Imalwa yesterday confirmed that one person – whose identity she withheld – has been charged under the Insolvency Act and also with fraud into the missing millions of the Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF).

Recognizing Others

In almost every way measurable the world and the people, in general, have made great strides in advancing the human species. From medicines and cures that eliminated life-threating diseases, to global recognition of