Windhoek - Brave Warriors’ versatile midfielder, Dynamo Fredericks, underlined his value for his club, Black Africa, with a near faultless display against old foes, African Stars, in a high-scoring league clash.
Windhoek – Namibia’s leading professional middleweight boxer, Walter “Executioner” Kautondokwa, has been awarded the prestigious World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa Fighter of the year award at the WBO Convention in Panama.
GABORONE - A total of nine old championship records were tumbled during day two of the swimming programme at the AUCS Region 5 U20 Youth Games in Gaborone, Botswana, on Sunday.
ÅAEǁGAMS – !Hanaǂgā-aon ge ǂHanub di aoǁguib ǁgâudi tawa !hanaǂûna ǂgās diba ǁnâuÅnam tsî nî sîsenǂam in nēs !nâ-ū sâuǁkhāsib !hūb diba !hanaǂgās !nâ-ū Åomkhâi kai. Nē ǂgans ge ǁnāti ī Ånûgus hîa ǂhanub, ǂgari-aon tsî !hanaǂgā-aon tsî !kharaga ǂharugun ǁaegu hâba !gâi Ågaub !nâ nî Åomkhâi kai. Nēs ge !kharaga aoǁguigu hîa Werengendje SîsenÅgaub
ÅAEǁGAMS – ÅGuikaidisi tsî ǁkhaisadisihûÅa (187) āǁamaxu!khaigu ge Ågūǁae ge a !gûÅam Basadi ǁNāǂams hîa tarekhoedi ǂhanub tsî ǂhanu-aisib !oabadi !nâ mâdi tsî !kharaga ministeridi tsîn didi !khōdanas !naka. ǁNāpa di ge 714 āǁamaxu!khaiga sari hâ i ǁaeb !nâ di ge tare Åawa!namde 56 Ågôan hîa 18 kurin !naka hâna nēpa gere Åhao-ū. ǁNā
WINDHOEK - Namibian cattle farmers last week took note with some scepticism the launch of a Hungarian developed smartphone accessory that helps producers weigh their cattle without the use of any scales or yard infrastructure.
WINDHOEK - As the year draws to a close with poor prospects of rains, Namibian sheep farmers in the south have all their hopes pinned on a revised and improved sheep exporting scheme early next year.
WINDHOEK - Retailers and distributors of UHT (long life) milk have committed themselves to purchasing all locally produced UHT milk to bolster the utilisation of the Namibian product after hopes faded for long-awaited legislation to control the import and export of dairy products.
WINDHOEK - Marus Nekaro, a conservancy in Kavango West Region, gazetted it recently held its first Devil’s Claw Buying Event in the conservancy.
WINDHOEK - The African Union together with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the African Airlines Association and the African Civil Aviation Commission, last week published a Single Africa Air Transport Market (SAATM) handbook.
WINDHOEK - Global Credit Ratings (GCR) has affirmed the national scale ratings assigned to Capricorn Investment Group Limited and Bank Windhoek Limited of AA (NA) and A1+(NA) in the long-term and short-term respectively; with the outlook accorded as stable. Furthermore, Global Credit Ratings has affirmed the long-term South African national scale (Rand) issuer rating of A+(ZA) assigned to Bank Windhoek Limited; with the outlook also accorded as stable.
WINDHOEK - Standard Bank Namibia, together with MasterCard, last week launched their Lounge Key programme, which allows the bank’s Private Banking and Prestige Banking customers free access to 850 VIP lounges at international airports across the world, including Eros Airport.
WINDHOEK - Acting Windhoek High Court judge, Ileni Velikoshi, last Thursday denied 66-year-old farmer, Willem Visagie Barnard, bail pending the finalisation of his appeal hearing on a conviction of murder and 10 year sentence for killing his wife at their farm in the Mariental district.
WINDHOEK - More than a year since Namibia experienced Hepatitis E, which led to it being declared an outbreak last December, health officials and relevant stakeholders are called for the redoubling of efforts to contain the disease.
WINDHOEK – The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) is undertaking a rapid assessment survey on knowledge, attitude, and practices of residents of Havana and Goreangab informal settlements on Hepatitis E virus during the ongoing outbreak.
WINDHOEK - Ghanaian award-winning actress Lydia Forson was told many times that she was too dark and ‘too big’ for acting roles, the actress shared last week while visiting Namibia.
WINDHOEK – A degree of ignorance on the part of homeowners is a major contributing factor in the loss of houses through shady deals, says minister of Justice, Sakeus Shangala.
WINDHOEK – Out of the 6 605 corruption reports registered with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) since its inception in 2006, only 347 have been finalised in the courts, while 212 cases are still pending for trial, ACC Director General, Paulus Noa has said.
WINDHOEK – Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Namibia donated N$20 000 to the family of Herman Cornelius, an 11-year-old boy suffering from hydrocephalus. This is to be used for his medical treatment.
WINDHOEK - Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region is next among various rural and urban centres across the country to benefit from a maternal centre when the Minister of Labour, Erkki Nghimtina, presides over the groundbreaking for this shelter at the town this Thursday.
Video: Namibia passes ICAO audit with flying colours
Windhoek – MTC Namibia Premier League reigning champions African Stars mentor Robert Nauseb says his charges will not drown in the glory of Wednesday’s CAF Champions League 2-1 victory over visiting Volcan Club de Moroni of the Comoros Islands when they face traditional rivals and current table-toppers Black Africa on Sunday.
Windhoek – In a letter dated December 04, 2018, world football governing body FIFA, through its secretary general Fatma Samoura, wrote to Namibia Football Association (NFA) 1st vice-president Naftal Ngalangi informing him of their decision to send a high level delegation to Namibia to look into the endless grubby affairs of the local federation.
Namibia’s eagerly awaited Independence arrived just slightly late for some of the country’s hottest athletes, especially footballers.
Lest we forget, we are certainly not gurus in all areas of global expertise, but whoever advises some of our lawmakers needs to have their heads examined.
Namibian entertainers are starting to consider public relations a serious exercise. As an industry insider, I can only be happy about the latest trend of media launches and listening parties. Though still not sure whether it is artists themselves who initiate this or their management teams. But regardless it’s great for the development of the industry.
The annual Miss Okalongo and Trade Expo scheduled for December 20 – 22 promises bigger and exciting things this year. The event, now its sixth edition, is purely aimed at growing the town and attracting potential business investments to the town of Okalongo, situated in Oshikuku Constituency in the Omusati Region.
O.COM, made up of Junoxz and Wizzen, hailing from Opuwo in Ruacana Constituency has released their second album, King of Kulture. King of Kulture has 14 tracks concentrating on social issues. In fact, the album is inspired by the Dhemba traditional music with a mix of modern sound. The genre is dominantly Afro pop and Dancehall with hybrids like Afro-trance, Afro-club as well as Kwaito. Other songs have a House and a bit of Trapsoul vibe. “The key message in this album is basically to urge the youth to embrace their roots because we believe tradition in other word may be a very good religion,” says Junoxz.
Bank Windhoek reached a milestone this week Wednesday when it announced the successful issuance of Namibia’s first Green Bond. This achievement positions Bank Windhoek as the first local commercial bank to issue a Green Bond not only domestically but across the Southern African region.
Namibia has experienced nine consecutive quarters of economic contraction and the country is officially in a recession.
Carbon trading is like selling company shares on the stock market except that in this case it is not shares of a company that are sold, but shares of pollution. Globally, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
In the midst of our cultural consciousness, especially in Africa, one is inclined to think there exists a gap in the understanding of what really constitutes African culture, its importance and the struggle to preserve such cultures in contemporary Africa.
The ﬁrst global conference on the blue economy is being held this week in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, bringing together some 4,000 participants from around the world to discuss and learn how to build a sustainable ‘blue economy’. Held between 26-28 November, it is under the theme: “The Blue Economy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.
Disability is a cross-cutting issue that cannot be implemented by one institution alone, if the plight of the disabled is to be met, all sectors must mainstream people with disabilities in their programmes.
Legal aid or legal representation is a welfare provision by the state to people who could otherwise not afford counsel from the legal system. Legal aid also helps to ensure that welfare provisions
The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) represented by its CEO, Benedict Libanda, signed a Funded Activity Agreement (FAA) with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) worth N$140 million to support climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in Kunene Region.
The mother of a four-year old boy killed in a fit of rage by a man she misled to believe it was his own blood testified the relationship between the two had been “loving” before he found out through the rumour mill the child was sired by another man.
WINDHOEK – As of midnight yesterday, the term of office of the Namibia Football Association (NFA)’s executive committee officially came to an end, leaving the federation effectively without any leadership in place.
SWAKOPMUND - The Dome Swakopmund hosted its first ever Dome Sports Awards on 3 December in an effort to acknowledge all athletes and officials who participate in active sports codes in Namibia’s biggest and most modern sporting facility.
WINDHOEK - Nguuru gomukunda gwaKhomas Laura Mcleod Katjirua kapi ana kara asi muntu gokuhafa nokutanta asi age kapi yina kumuhafesa omu vakansela vamwe ava faura koyigongi yopaveta unene eyi ayikara monomukunda horowero dawo. Mcleod Katjirua kahundilire owo yina gumu vahepa kuyihageka ngesi omu vakara asi aw okapi ava moneka poyilika eyi ayihoroka monomukda horowero dawo, omu ava gava nkenye apa asi aw okapi ava gwana nombapira dokuvazigida koyilika yangoso. Ndi pwarumwe awo kutanta asi kapi vadivako Yuma koyihorokwa yangoso. Age kageve nonakngo odo
With over 30 000 Amaroks sold in South Africa since launch in 2010, Volkswagen has added a special edition Amarok, the Dark Label. Local dealers yesterday confirmed to Woema that the special edition Amarok will arrive in Namibia by as early as next week. However, while the Dark Label has been advertised in South Africa for about N$675 000, the local retail price, which usually differs from South Africa, could not be confirmed at the time of going to print.
WINDHOEK - Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa and a Skytrax-certified four-star global airline has been crowned company of the year by All Africa Business Leaders Award (AABLA) on 29 November 2018 in Sandton, Johannesburg.
WINDHOEK - Upgrading of rural communities as part of the MTC 081Every1 project remains a pivotal tool towards achieving technological driven economy and the opportunities abound with it.
WINDHOEK - Team Prosperity Brokers from the University of Namibia (Unam) were announced as winners of the Scholars Investment Challenge 2018 at a prize-giving function held at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) last week Friday in Windhoek.
The Bank of Namibia’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) yesterday revealed that the Repo rate, the rate at which commercial banks borrow from the central bank which in turn determines interest rates, has been left unchanged at 6.75 percent. The MPC said the rate remains appropriate to maintain the one-to-one link between the Namibia Dollar and the South African Rand, while supporting domestic economic growth.
WINDHOEK – The mining industry continues to be a significant driver of domestic economic growth to the extent that during the last four years over N$32 billion has been invested in new mines and reinvestments.
The ever-growing misunderstanding between society, the youth and government need remedy before reaching crisis point. To a certain degree, both sides are impatient toward each other when dealing with various ways of tackling socio-economic challenges.
During Namibia’s years of upheaval, Asser Kapere, affectionately known as A.K, featured prominently in different cutting-edge projects and this nimble footed, soft spoken comrade with the heart of a lion was among those children of the storm who bravely stood the test of time at the center of the storm.
SHARM EL-SHEIKH - The Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Dr Christiana Pascar Palmer, is concerned the world failed to stop the loss of biodiversity.
SHARM EL-SHEIKH - Africans are concerned about the continent’s biological and genetic resources being shipped from the continent to other parts of the world – without any benefits to the owners of these biological and genetic resources in African.
SHARM EL-SHEIKH - Kauna Betty Schroeder, the principal project coordinator in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), will serve on the Compliance Committee of the Nagoya Protocol (NP) on Access and Benefit Sharing of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
WINDHOEK - The University of Namibia (Unam) has sprung to its own defense following a firestorm of criticism from the Namibian Chamber of Mines that feels the decision to relocate the Geology Department from Windhoek to Keetmanshoop “is ill-advised. ”
WINDHOEK- President Hage Geingob says late Swapo vice-president Brendan Simbwaye is one of the individuals who personified the character traits of heroism by sacrificing his own safety - and ultimately his life - for the freedom of Namibia.
WINDHOEK - Braam Cupido - the Legal Aid lawyer of Rhyno Richardo du Preez, 35, who allegedly plotted with Rachel Rittmann, 47, to kill the latter’s husband in August 2013 - yesterday withdrew as the defense counsel of Du Preez citing conflicting instructions in the Windhoek High Court.
Video: Momentum sponsors African Stars with 100 000
Video: African Stars get N$100 000 boost from Debmarine Namibia
Windhoek - Some pressure was eased off African Stars mentor, Robert Nauseb, and his charges ahead of tonight’s crucial Caf Champions League clash against visiting islanders, Volcan Club de Moroni, of the Comoros Islands.
Windhoek - This past weekend, the Namibia Karate Union (Naku) and its team of 43 athletes participated in the 9th Commonwealth Karate Championships.
Windhoek -The Namibian Hockey Union (NHU) recently hosted the 2018 Bank Windhoek Junior Hockey Development League awards ceremony at the Windhoek Gymnasium Private School in Windhoek.
WINDHOEK - As per the Payments Association of Namibia Public Notice on 16 November 2018, and the Bankers’ Association of Namibia’s notice, cheques as a payment method in Namibia will no longer be accepted as of 30 June 2019.
WINDHOEK - Desert Fruit Namibia is one of only a handful of known producers of Fresh Bahri Dates in the Southern Hemisphere, and these dates, while relatively unknown in Europe and the US, remain a sought-after delicacy in the Middle East, with rising demand from the Muslim and Asian markets.
WINDHOEK - Out of the 15 categories, Namibia brought home two awards from the recent Southern Africa Startup Awards (SASAwards), which was held for the first time to celebrate and recognise the spirit of innovation and achievement in the startup ecosystem in the SADC region. SASA Namibia was represented by 11 regional winners from nine startups at the SASAwards grand finale that took place on 21 and 22 November 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
WINDHOEK - TransNamib Holdings Ltd, and Botswana Railways (BR) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Gaborone, Botswana, which will culminate in the development and operation of a container terminal in Gobabis.
WINDHOEK – “Justice was served on earth and in heaven,” former Supreme Court Judge Pio Marapi Teek said on Monday after three acting judges of appeal dismissed an appeal the Prosecutor-General (PG) lodged against his acquittal on charges of kidnapping and sexual molestation.
WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob yesterday outlined some of the highlights of Cabinet business for the year 2018, during which 19 deliberative and decision-making meetings were held and taking 260 decisions.
KEETMASHOOP - With most residents living in fire prone reed houses at Aussenkehr, Karasburg West Constituency councilor, Paulus Ephraim, says the plan is now to allow residents to build shacks on designated places in the serviced area.
Video: Max Ipinge defeats Andreas Nghinaunye on points.
Video: Schlettwein announces PPP committee members
Windhoek – Netball Namibia (NN) yesterday came out strongly to condemn and rubbish what they termed as “baseless and demoralising tribal insinuations”, aimed at the national senior netball team, which recently participated at the just-ended Netball Diamond Challenge in Polokwane, South Africa.
Windhoek – The recent decision by the South African Football Association (Safa) to accept the Confederation of African Football’s (Caf) request to step in as emergency host of next year’s African Nations Cup is beneficial to Namibia in many ways, local sports pundit Isack Hamata believes.
WINDHOEK - Practical guidelines on how to produce fodder for both large and small stock using indigenous encroacher bush species as a key ingredient was launched at the 22nd Rangeland Forum last Friday in Otjiwarongo.
WINDHOEK – Farmers must follow and adhere to the government’s “Growth at Home Strategy” to accelerate growth in the agricultural sector through governance, productivity, and competitiveness, driven by close cooperation between the government, farmers, and businesses.
WINDHOEK - Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) recently returned from marketing and networking session in Ghana, aimed at luring Ghanaian visitors to their resorts. The event took place on November 30, 2018 in conjunction with Air Namibia’s local representative who gave attendees the benefits of flying with Air Namibia.
WINDHOEK – NamPower has declared a dividend of N$60.7 million to its shareholder, the government yesterday. The dividend was approved at the electricity utility’s most recent annual general meeting where the NamPower board of directors decided to declare the dividend for the financial year ended June 30, 2018.
WINDHOEK – The much-awaited operationalisation of the Namibia Revenue Agency (Namra) continued to gain momentum yesterday. With the announcement of its Board of Directors before the semi-autonomous agency, it is scheduled to commence at the beginning of March 2019. Namra was established at the end of 2017 with the promulgation of the Namibia Revenue Agency Act after Cabinet approval in 2013, and will replace the current Inland Revenue Department in the Ministry of Finance.
WINDHOEK – The Public Private Partnership (PPP) Committee, which will play a central role in the monitoring, evaluation, and implementation of PPPs, was yesterday announced by Finance Minister, Calle Schlettwein. Economic analysts believe that PPPs could provide amicable solutions to infrastructure development and economic growth in the domestic economy that is struggling to rebound from a recession. The main purpose of PPPs is to leverage private capital for national infrastructure developments.
WINDHOEK - A 21-year-old resident of Rehoboth, who had his plea of guilty on a murder charge rejected by both the prosecution and the presiding judge for not complying with all the elements of a guilty plea, was convicted on a charge of murder with direct intent on Friday.
WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court judge, Dinnah Usiku, rejected an application by one of the five men accused of the murder of Walvis Bay businessman, Hans-Jorg Möller, during a daring robbery to be furnished with further particulars on one of the charges that he faces.
KEETMANSHOOP - The transformation of Oranjemund from a restricted town to an open town with a town council as a service provider is going well despite the current economic situation that is prevailing in the country, mainly attributed to the reduction in global commodity prices.
WINDHOEK - A man accused of killing a boy he was made to believe was his own son, until he heard rumours to the contrary after his break-up with the mother of the boy pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder read with the Domestic Violence Act before Windhoek High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo.
WINDHOEK - Namibia is listed the seventh country among the most child-friendly countries on the African continent by African Child Policy Forum, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Wilhencia Uiras informed the African Partnership to end violence against children.
WINDHOEK - Swapo Secretary-General Sophia Shaningwa yesterday confirmed that the proposed age requirement for high positions in the party, such as president, was reduced - throwing a lifeline to younger party members who may have ambitions to contest for such positions.
WINDHOEK - Rachel Rittmann, 47, the Gobabis woman accused of plotting with her lover, 35-year-old Rhyno Richardo du Preez, to kill her husband in August 2013 yesterday denied all the charges against them in the Windhoek High Court before Judge Christi Liebenberg.
Video: Shaningwa today dismissed claims that the ruling party is divided.
Windhoek – Black Africa on Saturday delivered a spotless performance to brush aside Civics and go top of the league log-table during their MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in a weekend that was filled with thrilling action.
Windhoek – If Namibian clubs are to meaningfully compete and leave a serious footprint at various Confederation of African Football (CAF) competitions, the corporate world will need to redouble its input and contribute more sufficiently to the development of local football.
WINDHOEK - The Namibia Financial Capability Survey results were recently released at the Bank of Namibia, indicating that the average overall Namibia Financial Capability Survey for 2017 was 52.94 percent, which is a 10 percent increase, compared to 2013. The survey also showed that financial knowledge increased with 0.07 percent, and financial behaviour with 18.51 percent.
WINDHOEK - Southern Business School Namibia has opened registration for Distance Education at its Centres in Namibia. The registration kicked-off on November 27, 2018 and will run until March 16, 2019. During this time, the business school will also embark on a roadshow to most regions of the country.
WINDHOEK – The Ministry of Mines and Energy expects the Rössing Uranium Mine to continue operating under its existing and planned programs until otherwise informed by the board of directors or management of Rössing Uranium Limited.
WINDHOEK – Miss Namibia, Selma Kamanya (22) last Thursday landed in Bangkok, Thailand, where contestants are getting to know each other during the first week of arrival ahead of the Miss Universe beauty pageant scheduled for December 16. Upon her departure, Kamanya in her briefing revealed her national costume of Miss Universe 2018, depicting an inspiration of building a diamond generation.
WINDHOEK - Despite a failed attempt by Swapo Regional Coordinator for Oshikoto, Armas Amukwiyu to have unity of common purpose in the party as an extra-ordinary item on the agenda at the Swapo congress on Friday, the youthful politician is adamant that all is not well in the ruling party.
WINDHOEK - The fuel price will go down by one dollar per litre for petrol and 40 cents per litre for diesel on December 05, 2018, bringing some much-needed relief to Namibian consumers who are reeling from slow economic recovery and increasing inflation.
WINDHOEK – Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Agnes Tjongarero yesterday rubbished perceptions and various media reports portraying the line ministry as being in favour of Namibia Football Association (NFA) president Frans Mbidi in his ongoing squabbles with the association’s secretary general Barry Rukoro.
The lethal combination of Namib Woestyn’s quartet of Laurentius “Daito” Hagedoorn, Haban Adams, Axarob Doeseb and Straal Auchumeb, is up to this day hailed by credible football pundits as the deadliest striking force in the history of domestic football.
There is an urgent need to teach our children always to concentrate their mental and physical efforts on each situation they come across and on whatever they have to encounter in their chosen careers.
OMUVERO WA KA¬UMBA- Otjiungura tjokotjiveta tjokuraisira ohoromende ya Namibia kutja omatwirisiro wombara yOuhonapare Wouvara wOmbazu wa Hoveka kehi yotjiwana tja Tjimana yekayendavi kayesere okumunikwa otjomakuruhungi, Ombara Turimuro Hoveka watjere nao potjitjitwa ihi Oroviungura ndazuko.
WINDHOEK – The Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust), in conjunction with Engineers Without Borders Canada – Mining Shared Value (EWB-MSV), and the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) is scheduled to host a forum on supporting effective mining local procurement strategies and best practices. The forum is slated for next week Wednesday at the NUST Hotel School in Windhoek.
WINDHOEK – Minister of Mines and Energy, Tom Alweendo, is concerned about recent job losses within the mining sector and has called on Namibian mining executives to brainstorm on how to retain employment for Namibians as well as to create prospects for unemployed graduates to benefit from the country’s extractive resources. Alweendo expressed his concern during a briefing with mining industry executives in Windhoek yesterday.
SWAKOPMUND - QKR Cooperation Limited has appointed George Botshiwe as the new Managing Director of the QKR Namibia Navachab Gold Mine, effective as of November 01, 2018. Botshiwe replaces Johan Coetzee who served as the managing director of the mine for the past five years.
To produce better content and attract customers, the chief executive officer (CEO) of MultiChoice Africa Group, Calvo Mawela, says they will continue to improve their services for the better, and this time they want to focus more on African content and invest in their online offering.
Music is beautiful and it is no different with house. Regardless of how beautiful the house genre is, I still cannot listen to it all night in the club or at an event. In fact, I cannot listen to a singular genre all night. I am a Namibian. This means I am a multi-cultured entertainer and follower of music. However, that is not the point that I am trying to bring across today. I actually want to commend the music that is coming out of Namibian studios in terms of house.
Eleven Damara Punch artists including Damara Punch music princess Ousie Bulan, Audrey, Lazzlam, Lanny Boy, Imelda, !Garibasen,Imelda, Eddies and Namibian Music Awards winner (Nama) Damara Dik Ding (Damalokieboy) are amongst artists to perform at the Immanuel Ruiters Hall in Walvis Bay tonight during J-Tears, /Uniga //Oas (Last Kiss) first album launch.
They are working women and young mothers on a busy schedule, who have empowered themselves through a liberating fashion design course, learning how to make their own clothes, glam up their wardrobe, and even earn some extra money.
In 1986, the United Nations Institute for Namibia (UNIN) published a study titled ‘Namibia: Perspectives for National Reconstruction and Development’.
In September, the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture gazetted a number of teaching posts country-wide. This prompted unemployed qualified teachers and prospective teachers to apply. However, the process of shortlisting interviewees and appointing the outstanding candidate seems to be subjective, corrupt and time-wasting.
Our Star of the week is Japanese ambassador to Namibia, Hideaki Harada, whose government built new classroom blocks consisting of four permanent classrooms and one storeroom at Tobias Hainyeko Primary School.
WINDHOEK - The first ever Draft Policy on Social Protection that is expected to create a comprehensive social protection system, which is efficient and effective in addressing risks and vulnerabilities that people face at different stages of their lives, is ready for public input.
WINDHOEK- Wildlife trafficking has become a million-dollar criminal enterprise that has expanded beyond local conservation efforts and game protection.
WINDHOEK – Windhoek mayor Muesee Kazapua, who was re-elected to serve a fifth term yesterday, has called on councillors and management at the City of Windhoek to set aside their personal differences and pull in one direction. Kazapua said failure to do this will divert the city’s focus on service delivery to the masses.
WINDHOEK - Piet Kondjele Nakanene, 33, a Walvis Bay resident was sentenced to an effective 80 years’ imprisonment on convictions of two counts of housebreaking with intent to rape, three counts of attempted rape, one count of rape and two counts of attempted murder.
An executive rehab facility in South Africa is ready to welcome Namibian Professionals seeking affordable specialized treatment for addiction.
Windhoek - Citizens FC boss Dawid Goagoseb says lack of proper c has been the club’s biggest Achilles heel in the last few weeks and the situation hampers with the players readiness but however maintained that his charges are ready to throw the kitchen sink at Tura Magic when they meet tonight.
WINDHOEK - With the stage set for one of the most gruelling endurance events globally through 369 km of the formidable Namib Desert, more than 1 000 Dashers are ready to conquer the oldest desert in the world in the course of just 24 hours when the annual Nedbank Desert Dash gets underway at Swakopmund on December 8.
Ongwediva - Vadinkantu momukundahorowero gwaOshana kavatente asi awo kuna hara mudinkantu vamupe evango eli lyounguuru ana sigi nguuru gwanare Clemens Kashuupulwa ogu kavapere nkera sirugana sokukakarerapo Namibia kosirongo saRusia.
Windhoek - Mbunga vanakutmbura asi Anti Corruption Commission (ACC)kavatente asi awo yousili kuna kukona kona nombudi edi vavaretera dokutanta asi mukurona gositata saVenduka, Muezee Kazapua kwaruganesa siakarata sendi sopamberewa esi gagwana asi mukurona gositata omu garanda nyama, nonhunhwa koKFC, nondja ntani yikunwa eyi yina kara asi kwayiruganesa pwamwene kapisi paveta. Mukurona gombunga ezi Director Paulus Noa katente asi yousili
With Mahindra South Africa celebrating the first six months of local vehicle production as well as its sales growth in the southern African market, a limited “Karoo” Edition of its popular Pik Up Double Cab is now being offered for less than N$300 000. Local salesmen yesterday confirmed to Woema that while the Karoo is not yet available locally, it will grace local showrooms with its presence in the near future.
As Green, we were privileged to be the only Namibian ICT company to be an exhibitor at AfricaCom 2018, just as we had been last year. We shared the booth with Submer whose Submer Smartpod is a green (environmentally green) solution for datacenter cooling – great to be partnering with such a cutting-edge technology company. What struck me at AfricaCom this
WINDHOEK – President Hage Geingob, while speaking at the 10th anniversary partnership celebration between Huawei and MTC this week, stated that for Namibia to achieve the tenets of the AU Agenda 2063, “it is pertinent that we encourage, support and foster technological progress on the continent, to augment economic growth and stimulate positive social change.”
WINDHOEK - The FirstRand Namibia Foundation Trust re-iterated its financial commitment and pledged more than N$364 000 to CHANGE, highlighting the continued commitment towards education and skills development programmes. Amongst its various courses, CHANGE provides a fashion design and tailoring programme, as well as business training.
WINDHOEK – Epangelo Mining, the State-owned mining company established in 2008 to occupy a significant position in major commodity businesses, inclusive of uranium, has confirmed that while it was not offered a first-right of refusal for the Rio Tinto shares in Rössing Uranium, because it is not a direct shareholder in the mine, it is in fact interested in increasing government’s three percent stake in Rössing Uranium. CEO of Epangelo Mining, Eliphas Hawala, yesterday explained to New Era that only the government is entitled to receive a first right to refusal offer because government is a direct shareholder in the mine.
WINDHOEK - A 46-year-old man who was the captain and owner of a fishing vessel fell from the top deck into the hole of the fishing vessel on Sunday. The deceased, identified as Perez Jesus, a Spanish national, shattered his skull in the fall and died instantly.
WINDHOEK - A group of former gang members who terrorised communities from south to central Namibia whom they subjected to their evil deeds, have undergone a tremendous social transformation and they now expend their energy training other youths in the art of dancing.
WINDHOEK – After the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) was rebranded in November 2017 from its former name of DTA that linked it to the former colonial administration, the party announced all its members should discard their old DTA cards and register and receive the rebranded PDM membership cards.
WINDHOEK – The National Council public hearing committee on public accounts has given the City of Windhoek 14 days to respond to some serious key findings pertaining to its finances by the Auditor General Junias Kandjeke in the report for the municipality for the financial year ended June 30, 2016.
WINDHOEK - Swapo Party district coordinator at Otjinene and councillor on the Otjinene Village Council, Assaria Tjingaete, was once again arrested for alleged stock theft, the regional police commander for Omaheke Region, Commissioner Andreas Haingura, confirmed yesterday.