The top trending clip is hailing from the coastal town of Swakopmund of young artists and dancers dancing to the tune of Was Die Skottels.
Job Shipululo Kanandjembo Amupanda (33) said as much as he can switch off now and then, many times, because of his profession, there is no such thing as being bored or relaxed as his life does not allow for relaxation.
Grateful to be alive
Newly appointed Brave Warriors assistant coach Robert Nauseb is impressed with the overall determination of the players and how they are responding to training sessions ahead of next month’s international friendly against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.
The coastal town of Walvis Bay mourns the death and at the same time celebrates the life journey of an unheralded football legend, noted business mogul, Dieter Steinmetz, generally known as “Steini”.
Just when we all thought we could finally retreat to our respective caves and accord the recently appointed Committee of Eminent Persons (CEP) an opportunity to thoroughly investigate and come up with rock-solid recommendations that will help squash the protracted beef between the Namibia Football Association (NFA) and the Namibia Premier League (NPL), out of the blue, this week, eight clubs wrote to the NFA, the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) and to the sports ministry to air their grievances about the appointment of the CEP.
Otjomuise- Epukiro rawirirwe iyo tjikamba otjizoozu tjo zo ndiro zovature varo novandu mbaungurira otjiwana tja Pukiro mo zo ndondo novito peke peke owo avehe mbu ma vesivisiwa mOkarukondwa kOmatoorore inga omayuva wo ma suviro inga.
Otjomuise- Otjimbumba tjo zo hiva tjo porise ya Namibia no tjo mbongo indji o St. John yo muhonge Petrus Tjijombo, o kowa indji o Soli Deo Gloria yombongo yo ruhindo amai hongorerwe po iyo omutone wayo wongoma Kujai Muundjua, vya yandjere otjivara tjapeke ko tjiungura tjouyapuke tjo ma yandjero wondjosikiro oseinina komukurundu oserekaze omuyaruke Erika Kaurapua Katjivirue no mu zandona we omwene, Eslon Ndandona Kavari Oritjatatu mOtjomuise.
Too often, people rush into homeownership because it’s seen as a sign of adulthood and financial responsibility
The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) has confirmed the appointment of two new investment consultants. Lane Clark & Peacock LLP will consult on investments, while BFinance UK Limited will consult on the selection/search of asset managers.
Nedbank Namibia, in collaboration with the Today Group, the homegrown fintech company, which introduced PayToday, has introduced IdentityToday (IDToday), a digital identity management platform that allows for the remote submission of the regulatory proof of identity documents that a prospective client needs to submit before a bank account may be opened for them.
The late former prime minister of Britain, Winston Churchill, who is remembered for successfully leading the country through World War Two and was famous for refusing to surrender, once cautioned that “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”
In his book, ‘Education for Self-Reliance’ Julius Nyerere spells out clearly that education must inculcate and reinforce the traditional African socialist values of equality, cooperativeness and self-reliance.
When I first saw Rembrandt’s painting The Return of the Prodigal Son, I could not help but be moved by this magnificent piece of art, as well as the Biblical story which the painting depicts.
As I perused through the 336 pages in the book The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green, I realised Robin Hood had some important leadership lessons to teach us.
Mother Nature is a God creation. It is created to serve as the repository of our life in terms of the provision of various natural commodities that cement our human daily life needs.
On Saturday, 21 March 2020, Namibians from all walks of life cerebrated 30 years of self rule.
According to Patricia Noah (Trevor Noah’s mother), “A man is not determined by how much he earns.
The basic income grant (BIG) initiative, which was first piloted at the village of Otjivero, Omitara, in Omaheke region in 2008, where each inhabitant received a monthly cash grant of N$100, is back in the spotlight with a N$500 proposed this time around
Parliamentarians were this week given a glimpse of the total value of the state’s asset register, with finance minister Iipumbu Shiimi revealing the latest electronic register stood at N$11.9 billion inclusive of immovable and movable assets as at 16 September 2020.
Finance minister Iipumbu Shiimi has refuted reports that he influenced the appointment of his former central bank colleague Sam Shivute as substantive chief of the Namibia Revenue Authority (NamRA).
Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarian Johannes Martin has taken to parliament the plight of street vendors, saying despite them being an integral part of the country’s urban economy, they are living in uncertainty and insecurity.
Namibia’s local and foreign-based footballers yesterday joined voices in calling for the immediate return of topflight football in the country, saying the inactivity of football has left hundreds of players stranded and without income.
Namibian international Deon Hotto Kavendji has declared his ambitions for the upcoming season. After being officially unveiled as an Orlando Pirates player this week, the 28-year-old Namibian winger-cum-midfielder sat down for an interview with Orlandopiratesfc.com to discuss his switch to the Buccaneers.
Nguuru gomukunda Zambezi Lawrence Sampofu katente asi vanafarama womoMusele Island vahakambadara asi kusinga nongombe dawo ditunde mevango lina asi dize nako peke, dogoro mukisi ogu gokana nokakombo guna haga.
Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) has confirmed the settlement of DBN20, the first bond the bank issued under its N$2.5 billion Medium-Term Note Programme listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange.
MultiChoice Namibia has confirmed a strategic partnership with leading African payment service provider, DPO Group, to enable effortless payments for DStv and GOtv customers in Namibia via their integrated solutions.
The main national-level issue that relates to policymaking and budgetary allocation is the fact that the agricultural sector does not attract enough investment nor has it received adequate government funding.
In a bid to promote social distancing and in light of ongoing international travel restrictions, the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Secretariat virtually hosted the 4th SACU Council Ministerial Retreat on 21 September 2020.
Allow me space in your valued newspaper to state my observation on the status of Science, Technology, and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in our beloved country Namibia.
The World Bank has been classifying countries according to their level of income since the late 1980s.
Three men who were arrested in connection to an armed robbery at Black Chain mall in Katutura on Sunday involving more than N$900 000 were denied bail when they made their first appearance in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
President Hage Geingob has called on world leaders to recommit to and strengthen multilateralism to better address global crises, including the Covid-19 pandemic that has disproportionately impacted developing and emerging economies.
Windhoek-based businessman Simon Andjamba, who is well known as Tupac in social circles, this week appeared before court where he is facing multiple counts of human trafficking for transporting minor boys from neighbouring Angola in 2018.
Relatives of the late Amalia /Hones, who died in 1963 and buried at farm 508, part of the Havana informal settlement, have requested the City of Windhoek to put the relocation process on hold while they investigate the burial site.
The race to replace long-serving Okakarara constituency councillor Vetaruhe Kandorozu has intensified after ten aspiring National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) candidates availed themselves for elections in the upcoming party primaries set for next week.
I don’t know what normal is anymore; I have lost my bearings when it comes to what is normal and what isn’t.
As the wave of remote work continues to redefine the path of corporate communication, large and small to medium enterprises have had to restructure how they operate and do business to remain compliant.
MultiChoice Namibia has confirmed the launch of its Enhanced Decoder Notification (EDN) functionality, which aims to address communication issues for subscribers and takes the admin out of TV viewing so consumers can get back to being entertained.
Research conducted by Usuta Kavari, a Namibian economist currently furthering his studies in the United Kingdom, found that while microlending and payroll deductions improved the institutional environment that engendered financial deepening in Namibia, a need exists to improve compliance standards to ensure that consumers are protected and not put at risk of unscrupulous and predatory lending practices.
Namibia’s exports to China has exceeded imports since the year 2018.
Creativity and innovation of educational institutions are being challenged in this technological era.
Landless People’s Movement (LPM) leader Bernadus Swartbooi has slammed motions tabled in parliament by some members of parliament, saying they are “weak, not well articulated, not scientific in their outlook and are driven in casting blame”.
OMUTHIYA – The Grootfontein municipality has vowed to continue with the recruitment of about 32 workers despite a request by the local Swapo leadership to halt the process due to cost implications.
Brave Warriors interim coach Bobby Samaria yesterday called up a 35-man training squad, comprising local players, in preparation for the upcoming Cosafa Cup and the African Nations Championship (Chan) tournaments.
ǂGuro Ministers Beros ge ai!â gere ǂoa wekheb !nâ ge ǂanǂan hâ i, ǁîs ge N$50.3 miljun marisa ǀkhaeb ase !khō!oasa Covid-19 ǁōsa !hūb !nâ ǁkhaes ase.
ǂNŪǂGOAES- ǁÎs di !uru ǁgūbas ǀhûhâsib !nân ǁîna hoan xa a ǂkhawusa khoena huis dis ases ge ǂNūǂgoaes di !Ā!khōmai-ao-i ǂGaesa ǀgūǁae sao ra xūna
Parasites like ticks and worms can develop resistance against drugs when dosed incorrectly.
Love it or hate it, agribusiness is the main player in the realm of food and fibre production.
KEETMANSHOOP – The Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service, through its subsidiaries, the National Youth Service (NYS) and National Youth Council (NYC), availed N$1 million to set up greenhouses for horticultural production in all 14 regions.
In 2017, young farmer Vezemba Katuuo (30) drove one of his best cows to a cattle auction.
Namibian born Joshua Nghaamwa has created a device that many people believe is as an information communication technology (ICT) solution for the African continent at large.
Despite difficult economic conditions in its trading environments of Namibia and neighbouring Zambia, the Capricorn Group still started the 2020 financial year with confidence and even delivered positive half-year results.
Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the outbreak of Covid-19 has come as an opportunity for businesses in the country to come up with new ideas.
The Bank of Namibia (BoN) and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) have cut the repo rate several times since both countries announced states of emergency, closed borders and locked down schools and businesses to curb the spread of the coronavirus, bringing domestic interest rates to historic low levels.
AUS - !Nami#Nus constituency councillor Jan Scholtz said feedback and review is a critical component of every organisation with a joint vision.
Justice minister Yvonne Dausab has expressed disappointment over the public’s non-compliance with Covid-19 rules following the lifting of the state of emergency, warning the nation could face another lockdown if citizens continue to defy health protocols.
President Hage Geingob yesterday hailed the United Nations’ (UN) role in the attainment of Namibia’s independence, saying the organisation has become the guarantor of human dignity for millions of people across the world.
Winning countless trophies and dominating African football are some of the targets atop of Namibia’s international Peter Shaulile’s plan of action for new club Mamelodi Sundowns, with the 27-year old striker saying that playing for the South African champions is a dream come true.
WINDOKO – Likwambuyu wa Misebezi ni Linzila John Mutorwa, ufile mamela kuli nihakuna ni tokwahalo ya masheleñi mwakueza mapurojekiti abutokwa, sina naha haitalimana ni kakokwani ka Korona, hakuna libaka hala kusupala kwa miyaho.
Standard Bank Namibia endorsed Ricardo Mannetti and Luis Munana to carry their brand during the MTC Knockout Project slated for 3 October 2020 at the National Theatre of Namibia.
The Environmental Investment of Namibia (EIF) has been awarded a Sustainable Finance Award by the city of Karlsruhe in Germany for Outstanding Sustainable Project Financing recognising its success in financing Climate-Change Resilient livelihoods.
For the past six months, all tourism companies have been severely affected by Covid-19 – and the Namibia Wildlife Resorts Limited (NWR), being one of the dominate players in the local industry, was not spared from the impacts of the pandemic.
Heineken South Africa (SA) experienced severe trade restrictions in South Africa, contributing to the Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) to experience a significant downturn in business and a subsequent share of associate loss of N$76.7 million.
The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) has refuted allegations in an article in a local newspaper, stating that fracking will take place in the Okavango Delta, and assured the public that all necessary environmental impact permits for the project are in place.
At just past six-o-clock in the morning yesterday the first commercial European flight arrived in Windhoek after the international travel ban was implemented in March this year.
Namibia; who is she, who is this girl…, no, not a girl anymore, she has come of age; she is a young lady, running about thirty years now – three million kids; she knows things – but as things go, she has been through a lot in her young life.
No pun intended, but it vexes Namibia’s doomsayers that President Hage Geingob is being blamed for all the unprecedented headwinds that Namibia is going through – but in spite of the odds, the Geingob administration continues to weather the storm and soar even higher.
The Ministry of Justice has rubbished claims that it is purposefully delaying the implementation of the Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 and the Witness Protection Act of 2017.
OMUTHIYA – The land ministry says it would be difficult to evict a number of farmers subletting portions of a San resettlement farm in the Tsintsabis area of Oshikoto region.
Windhoek Regional Court has given a last chance to a man, accused of working in cahoots with a former prosecutor to illegally scrape criminal charges from the court system, to find a lawyer.
The top trending clip on our radar is that of Big Brother Africa’s #TheChase season eight winner Dillish Mathews, who set the record straight by refuting allegations that she was asking money from people online, after coming across some messages on WhatsApp of someone pretending to be her.
There is no way that you will talk about news anchors and TV commentators in Namibia without mentioning Norah Nolene Appolus, to a point where she is so passionate about her craft that she booted a news anchor aspirant in an audition for saying “the drota”, instead of the drought.
Have you ever been wondering where some of Namibia’s once-biggest music stars are now? Well, Entertainment Now! caught up with legendary rapper Snazzy, just to bring you the ultimate nostalgic throwback.
Multi-award-winning musicians King Tee Dee and Sally are once again in the running for awards at the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) set to be a virtual affair due to the Covid-19 pandemic to be held on 15th November 2020 in Dallas, Texas.
He took a bow from the game of life just three days after celebrating his 60th birthday, Seth Boois’ untimely departure has left the entire football fraternity bereft of a multi-talented national asset and rare role model.
Having closely followed the events of the past almost two weeks, from the passing of the legendary former Brave Warriors coach Seth Boois to the family of the deceased requesting President Hage Geingob to confer hero status on Boois and have him buried at the Heroes Acre, I noticed that Namibia is again being reminded of the urgent need to establish a fully-fledged sports museum and if need be, a sports remembrance site to honour the country’s past and present sporting heroes.
Yours truly has been carefully following the unfolding reaction to the appointment of National Sports Commission (NSC) mediator committee by sports minister Agnes Tjongarero, to look into the long standing feud between the country’s football governing body, the Namibia Football Association (NFA) and its grounded prime affiliate the Namibia Premier League (NPL).
Otjomuise- Turimuro Hoveka wOuhonapare wOmbazu wa Hoveka, wa sekamena ouzeu wo zo mbakero otja kombazu mbwa yetwa iyo mutjise imbwi o Corona.
Otjomuise-Erero oruveze ro mo uzeu mena ro Covid-19 ndweya mo maunguririo mo Namibia okuza ku Seninarindi tjiyari 20, otji rweere komayandero outuku tjiina ominute imwe okutona omurongo nambari youtuku petjire omuhuka wandino ndiri Oritjatano.
Air Namibia has confirmed the resignation of its longest-serving spokesperson Paul Nakawa, who was head of corporate communications and stakeholder management.
The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) has reassured its members and stakeholders that underlying companies and investments associated with fund manager, Baobab Capital, through its growth fund as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), remain safe and sound.
One of the critical determinants of quality assurance, quality management and quality enhancement in higher education institutions is student experience in the whole process of education.
My emails always have an entry that offers a course which can help me to attain the best version of myself.
The Affirmative Repositioning (AR), the only genuine leftist movement at the forefront of addressing landlessness and housing challenges in Namibia - on behalf of citizens and land activists submitted to the National Assembly on 18 March 2019 during a #MarchForLand demonstration and again resubmitted on 23 June 2020 “The Land Indigenization Bill” for the decisive legislation to solve the land question at a legislative level.
There is a global consensus that there is a need for increased investment in young people and young professionals hence the urge not to delay the early development of leadership skills.
It is no secret that the public service is confronted with massive unethical issues.
There is no doubt that a number of citizens have been burdened with the far-reaching consequences of poor service delivery due to political and administrative infighting at local authorities.
Young community activist Elifas Helao Nghitomoka (27) believes there is a leadership vacuum in his constituency, which prompted him to run for public office in the upcoming regional council elections slated for November.
The health ministry has confirmed the parcels, prepared by relatives and friends of Namibian students currently studying in Cuba, will finally leave the country this week via Johannesburg.
The joinder application hearing in the case of former justice minister Sacky Shanghala and his former employee Nigel van Wyk was postponed to November by Windhoek Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Despite ending the state of emergency, declared over the new novel coronavirus crisis, President Hage Geingob yesterday warned it was too early to claim the victory of a decline.
OMUTHIYA – The ugly squabbles at the Grootfontein municipality has left residents without adequate service delivery.
Following the expiry of the Covid-19 state of emergency, health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula now has wide-ranging response powers to implement new directives as empowered by the Public Health Act and Public Environmental Health Act of 2015.
Leader of the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) McHenry Venaani has labelled Swapo parliamentarians “cowards” after the ruling party MPs shot down a motion he wanted to table in parliament on Wednesday to discuss the unfolding political situation in neighbouring Zimbabwe.
National Assembly members this week were mostly in support of the revised Orange-Senqu Watercourse Commission (Orasecom) Agreement following a motion tabled by agriculture, water and land reform minister Calle Schlettwein in which he asked lawmakers for endorsement of the new plan.
Brave Warriors interim coach Bobby Samaria yesterday said he would assemble a mixture of home and foreign-based players in preparation of next month’s international friendly against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.
Namibian veteran goalkeeper Virgil Vries has signed a new contract with South African club Swallows FC, who were recently crowned 2019/20 champions of that country’s GladAfrica Championship and gained automatic promotion to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) for next season.
Career achievements as a footballer and as coach: Winning the South African Top-8 Cup, Absa Cup and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) with Santos.
NKURENKURU - Konyima tupu zomakwedi aga gapita morwa malirango, Covid-19 evango lyokulikarera modoropa zaNkurenkuru kuna kulindindira likapaturuke peveta moyivike yeeyi tupu yina kuwiza.
ONGWEDIVA - Ndango zodoropa zaHelao Nafidi kuna kuhundira vatungimo morukanda rwa Eeshoke ntani Engela vagaveko evango eli nalikara asi lyokuzugumina yihando yipo vahageku ndi bvatunde kevango lyadivikwa lyakara poEhafo.
President of the National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo), Utjiua Muinjangue, recently commented that a good road network is essential for every country and that road infrastructure is one of the most important public assets of any country.
The Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX) overall share price index fell to 900.32 by the end of the first quarter of 2020 and closed at 1306.36 points at the end of 2019, when compared with 1307.76 points at the end of 2018.
KEETMANSHOOP – As part of its core objective to assist vulnerable members of the community, the Keetmanshoop Mayor’s Trust recently handed over school uniforms, beddings, educational materials school children, needy parents and the town’s Covid-19 isolation centre.
Lay litigant August Maletzky, Simon Afrikaner and lawyer Titus Mbaeva made a first pre-trial appearance in the Windhoek High Court yesterday before Judge Christie Liebenberg on charges of fraud, corruption, forgery and conspiracy to commit fraud and corruption and money laundering.
Presidential spokesperson Alfredo Hengari yesterday said according former Brave Warriors coach Seth Boois hero status and burial at the revered Heroes Acre is not exclusively at the behest of President Hage Geingob, but it is done on the recommendations of the National Honours Advisory Committee.
Nothing beats hard work, we have heard it before and read about it countless times, that behind every success is pure unfiltered hard work, putting in the time and energy to do what needs to be done, no matter how minuscule or insignificant it seems to be, there is always work to be done.
Nust FM Radio personality and author Delila Katanga (20) said it is not easy being a local author and one of the toughest experiences of a writer like her in Namibia is getting her books on the shelves, as local publishers do not fulfill the same duties as international publishers.
In light of the ongoing supplementary registration of voters for the upcoming regional council and local authority elections, Youth Corner contacted young potential voters from across the country to find out if they are going to vote in the elections and the importance thereof.
Chantell Husselmann became the Country Senior Partner at auditing firm PwC at the beginning of July 2020.
The GIPF has distanced itself from an erroneous news report, which inaccurately reported that the fund, in partnership with the Grootfontein Constituency Office and the Grootfontein Municipality, built a house for a family and committed to paying the water and electricity bills of the owner.
The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has shattered global demand for luxury goods, including Namibian diamonds. Kennedy Hamutenya, CEO of Namibia Dessert Diamonds (NAMDIA) said in the last quarter of the financial year, in mid-January, the diamond industry was severely impacted by the outbreak of the pandemic.
The monthly inflation rate for August 2020 stood at 0.4%, which is an increase of 0.2 percentage points when compared to 0.2% recorded during July 2020.
Towards the end of last year, Namibia has experienced a change of wind in the political arena with many young people backing an independent political candidate who felt that the government was to be blamed for the high rate of unemployment among the youth, especially in towns such as Windhoek and Walvis Bay.
Namibians, Africans and global citizens generally have the desire for their countries to grow and develop. In the midst of a global pandemic, humanity is faced with its greatest challenges of being unable to ensure the well-being of people, the planet and profits.
ONGWEDIVA - As the world celebrates National Month of the Deaf, the Namibian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD) is pleading for the Namibian Sign Language (NSL) to be recognised as an indigenous language in the country.
A former street kid, who was allegedly approached by two American citizens, accused of the assassin-like murder of Andre Heckmair, last week testified before Windhoek High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg.
The Basic Income Grant Coalition of Namibia has again called on government to start pushing for the urgent implementation of the universal basic income grant (BIG) through which a proposed cash payment of N$500 will be paid to people aged 19 to 59 every month.
Otjombinde constituency councillor Katjanaa Kaurivi, who made history in 2015 when he defeated a fellow Swapo member, albeit as an independent candidate, has announced his intention to contest the upcoming regional council election.
Namibia’s rugby sensation Helarius Kisting’s Romanian club CSM Ştiinţa Baia Mare on Saturday defeated rivals SCM Timişoara to clinch the CEC Bank Super League following an intense action-packed final at the Noua Stadium in Braşov.
!Gae-auto !nari-aon ǀAeǁgams din ge ra !gaesen, ǁîn di tsīkorobe hōǂgās nē ǂharuguba xus ǁaupexa 60 persentgu kōse ge ǁnāsa, Covi-19 ǁōs ge ǂgâxasa xu.
Mariǁhōn ministeris ge ǂoa ge wekheb Wunstaxs ai ge ǂanǂan, ǁaupexas ge 96%gu marisa ǁnā !hūǁîn hîa ge ǂganamsensa a dīn, nēti ī ǂōǂōsib hōǂgās huib
Many farmers seem to focus more on forage or feed intake as the factor that contributes to livestock performance, however, all physiological processes responsible for intake, reproduction, growth, milk and meat production, amongst others, depend on water.
Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa, has cautioned that while there is a lack of funds for many important projects, particularly as the country faces the daunting challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic, this is no excuse for the dilapidation of crucial infrastructure.
Namibian model Leena Shipwata will soon launch her modelling training programme.
Student leaders at the University of Namibia (Unam) say they have never engaged the government on the initiative of laptop purchases from funds provided by the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) and therefore distance themselves from the communication that such decision was approved by their constituency.
Windhoek High Court acting Judge Eileen Rakow last week convicted coastal estate agent Erwin Sprangers on five counts of theft by conversion and one count of money laundering but acquitted him on a count of fraud over N$6.7 million he stole from Democratic Republic of Congo army general Francois Olenga.
Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula yesterday cautioned the public to be wary against falling for “untruths and fake narratives” after a post suggested on social media that government was carrying out mandatory vaccination against the virulent pandemic.
The trial of a man who allegedly fatally slit the throat of his live-in girlfriend with a kitchen knife started yesterday with the accused pleading not guilty to charges of murder and assault read with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act.
The Anti-Corruption Commission has been granted one last chance by the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court to finalise ongoing investigations in the case of former ministers and businessmen implicated in the infamous Fishrot scandal.
President Hage Geingob yesterday paid a heartfelt tribute to former Brave Warriors head coach and veteran sports administrator-cum-renowned writer Seth Boois, who died last Thursday at the age of 60.
The last six weeks has witnessed the passing of so many people of quality in Namibia: Dr Van Zyl, a scientist of high repute from Outjo, living in the United States, Honourable Dirk Mudge, mentor of the Namibian state and political leader of high standing.
WINDOKO – Katulo mwataba yeo mubatisisi yomuhulu mwa ofesi yelwanisa litaba za bulyangelino ili yezibahala ka ACC Phelem Masule, ya zekisa Ngambela Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila hala kulundulwa fasitulo sa litaba za kubatisisa ni kuzekisa, mazazinyana amano huliswa ika fiwa la 28 Muimunene.
The greatest health threat of a generation that has impacted every single economy in the world, the global Covid-19 pandemic, was the main reason that FirstRand Namibia’s profit before tax decreased by almost a quarter (23.7%), from N$1.58 billion in 2019 to N$1.21 billion this year.
Professional associations are entities aimed at determining professional standards, educational requirements and the scopes of practice for professionals.
It is often argued that political preferences are shaped by categories such as race, ethnicity, gender and class.
The Katutura Magistrate’s Court refused to release on bail three Angolan women who were arrested at Hosea Kutako International Airport with more than N$2.2 million in foreign currency, pending the prosecutor general’s decision.
The number of patients who have recovered from the coronavirus in the country is on the up, with 1 648 given the all clear at the weekend, while the total recovery rate stood at 67%.
WATCH | Young people on the upcoming regional council and local authority elections.
The top trending clip on our radar this week is of Bishop Sageus /Kheib of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (ELCRN), who presided over a wedding reception saying: “You should have a problem with being alone for so long .’’
When asked how he takes denigration he constantly receives from people, especially on social media, in his line of work, Quinton van Rooyen, the sometimes dubbed controversial businessman, said: “Lions don’t lose sleep at the opinions of sheep”.
Mental health sheds light on suicide during the month of September. Suicide is not a new phenomenon to most of us, although tragic, we may have become accustomed to it.
If we want the world to accept us as we are, we have to let people be who they are. Whether that’s rude, obnoxious, disrespectful or ignorant, you have to accept that you can’t change people. You can influence change in them, but you can’t make them change
Namibian football has suffered a massive blow and is in deep shock following the passing of former Brave Warriors gaffer and veteran administrator Seth Boois, who died yesterday at the age of 60 in a Windhoek hospital.
Death has struck again as the country’s football fraternity mourns the sudden passing of former Kuisebmond unfashionable outfit Red Fire Football Club attacking midfielder-cum-political activist turned trade unionist, Naftalie Karakura Katjita.
On 3 August 2021, Caster Semenya will line up in the 200m final at the Tokyo Olympics.
Whilst yours truly was happy to see our professional footballers plying their trade in the stinking rich South African Professional Soccer League (PSL) riding the crest of the waves, one is inclined to take with a grain of salt that our boys have what it takes to be counted amongst the finest on the African continent.
Local gaffer Woody Jacobs yesterday tendered his resignation as Brave Warriors assistant coach, saying lack of trust and an unconducive working relationship between him and his employer, the Namibia Football Association (NFA), led to his decision to resign.
Otjomuise- Nambano ka ngamwa auhe poo orutu kangamwa aruhe ndunorupa poo otji¿a no zo mbakero zovandu mbaÞu iyo Covid-19 waso poo twaso oku tjita owatjiri kutja mbyaso oku tjitwa otja ko ndjeverero yorutu indwi mavi tjitwa.
Otjomuise- Omikambo mbya tuwa mo ma unguriro oku tjurura o Covid-19 vya utu okuyeta ovihape tjinga ouhonapare worupa rouveruke awa utu oku yendekera kutja ovivarero vyo ma hwangero vya utu oku henunuka.
In its simplest form, investing is putting money, time and effort into something in the hopes of making a profit or earning and income.
Crises have one thing in common and crucial decisions matter.
The time is now for governments and aviation industry stakeholders around the world to start planning for the massive task of distributing a Covid-19 vaccine for if and when it becomes available.
Interpersonal relationships at work, school, church and other social groupings play an important part in our physical and emotional happiness.
When higher education institutions design their qualifications or programmes, the questions of quality and relevance take precedence over other issues.
In his powerful quote, Martin Niemöller (1892 – 1984), a Lutheran minister and early Nazi supporter, who was later imprisoned for opposing Hitler›s regime, expressed his sentiments in the following words: “First, they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.
In looking at rural youth, one cannot help but look at the dualistic character of African economies. Most of the African economies are characterised by a large agriculture, and rural economy and a small urban sector (except for Zambia which has 58% of its population living in urban areas).
Covid-19 has created an unprecedented demand for our services.
The uncertain and disruptive environment is painful episodes.
I recently participated in a webinar on the future of food; however, the two variables did not seem to have appeared in the discussion.
The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) this week lifted the lid on Namibia’s link to dirty money after it red-flagged an astronomical N$17 billion as suspected proceeds of illegal activities. Of the N$17 billion, a massive N$10 billion is linked to the Fishrot scandal, which has led to the arrest of former Cabinet ministers Sacky Shanghala and Bernhard Esau as well as businessmen
Education ministry executive director Sanet Steenkamp spoke to New Era journalist Kuzeeko Tjitemisa (KT) on some of the thorny issues regarding the reopening of schools amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Khomas governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua has expressed concern over some members of the public’s non-adherence to Covid-19 state of emergency regulations as well as the rampant vandalism of property meant to help fight the pandemic in the informal settlements such as water tanks.
Three judges of the Supreme Court have upheld a decision by the Windhoek High Court that the power to search and seize can only be applied for by an “inspector” appointed in terms of the Namibian Competition Commission’s (NaCC) Act.
The ruling in the matter in which Anti-Corruption Commission chief investigator Phelem Masule is suing Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila over his unceremonious removal as chief of investigations and prosecutions barely a few days after he attained the promotion, will be delivered on 28 September.
One of the lawyers representing businessmen and former Cabinet ministers charged with corruption, fraud and money laundering in the multi-million fisheries bribery case, yesterday claimed politics was behind their continued incarceration.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (ELCRN) has demanded government bury persons who succumbed to the novel coronavirus in a dignified manner, including providing coffins, especially to the less fortunate whose families may not be in a position to afford them.
For former Brave Gladiators, as Namibia’s senior women football team is known, skipper Mamie Kasaona, the answer to whether it is possible to remain a true Himba girl living in the capital Windhoek and travelling the world with the Gladiators is clear: “Wherever, I will never forget my tribe.”
The ministry of finance yesterday announced that about 96% of applicants benefited from the emergency income grant (EIG) that government initiated in April to assist the less privileged and vulnerable members of society from the devastating economic impact of Covid-19.
The Ministry of Finance has reminded all importers, manufacturers and distributors that Ethyl Alcohol (ethanol) must be classified under the Harmonised System Code Heading or Tariff Item and that payment of excise duty on the substance must be made.
FNB’s second-quarter Residential Property Report states that although property market sentiments may appear to point to a further decline in house prices due to expected distressed sales, the bank nonetheless believes the downward trend has seemingly reached its pinnacle for two reasons.
Taxi drivers in Windhoek are concerned that their daily income dropped by as much as 60% during the past months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Firstly, allow me to say that, I always prefer to begin with the following whenever I am writing on education; Craft (1984) noted that the word “education” comes from two different Latin roots.
The head of state and government declared the current year as the year of introspection.
An astronomical N$10 billion in Fishrot-linked funds have been red-flagged by one of the country’s top financial watchdogs as suspected proceeds of illegal activities.
Windhoek High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg yesterday ordered that the stop-start trial of the two American citizens accused of the assassin-like murder of Andre Heckmair in Windhoek in 2011, continues today with or without Marcus Thomas.
Following weeks of uncertainty over the issue of laptop procurement, higher education minister Itah Kandjii-Murangi yesterday assured students funded by the Namibia Student Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) will not forfeit their non-tuition fees as per the signed contract.
ONGWEDIVA – Business personalities in the north want government to ease Covid-19 restrictions to allow their businesses to recover from the economic hardships they have endured since the introduction of the state of emergency in March this year.
The Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement on Monday called for the withdrawal of the Electoral Commission of Namibia’s decision not to hold a by-election at Keetmanshoop Urban constituency, arguing it is unlawful and not in compliance with the Regional Council Act.
Today, a lot of people in the sport fraternity are thinking through their feelings, emotions and egos, and it is evident in what they say and how they act. Sport, on the other hand, has never been about the ego, emotions or positions.
Brandberg Global , an organisation aimed at providing valuable resources for start-ups to enable them to perform at their highest potential created an online platform to assist local start-ups to have abundance access to information about the entrepreneurial journey.
The I Am Voting Namibia organisation, tasked with empowering the youth in democratic processes said the lack of interest in the youth participating in elections stems from the information which lacks and doesn’t seem to appeal well to the current generation.
Despite the rejection by the Namibian Competition Commission (NACC) of the proposed acquisition of Schwenk Namibia, which owns the majority shares in Ohorongo Cement, by West China Cement, Schwenk International in Germany has confirmed further interest to sell its Namibian subsidiary SCHWENK Namibia (PTY) Ltd.
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), public infrastructure investment will play a key role in the ability for countries to recover from the pandemic.
As the death toll has risen around the world, it has created an unprecedented challenge for the healthcare workers, forensic experts, governments, communities and most importantly families.
The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) yesterday assured electorates that voter cards issued to eligible voters in 2014 during the general registration of voters can still be used in this year’s regional council and local authority elections.
Live ammunition was found early this week and buried at the Lizauli area of Mulikete in the Zambezi region. The police on Monday detonated the ammunition, which was discovered by Nored employees who were clearing business in the area.
One of the two men convicted of raping and violently robbing an elderly couple from Uis in the Erongo region during 2010 wants the High Court to grant him leave to appeal both his conviction and sentence in the Supreme Court.
A family of 10 from the Oshitenda informal settlement on the outskirts of Windhoek is living in the open after mysterious fires continue to torment their four-bedroom home since 26 August this year.
The Namibia Cabin Crew Union (NCCU) has accused Air Namibia’s interim CEO and his management team of having declared war with the airline’s workers following a notice of 50% salary reduction for staff who have been grounded due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The tourism industry has not seen any new bookings since government announced protocols of the tourism revival initiative and the subsequent reopening of the Hosea Kutako International Airport for inbound tourists last week.
A superintendent responsible for the section where murder accused Marcus Thomas is held at the Windhoek Correctional Facility told the court yesterday the American never disclosed to them a letter in which a private doctor recommended for him to be put in isolation pending a Covid-19 test.
Oh, how the world has changed.
The Nyae Nyae and N#a Jaqna conservancies have received an International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Save our Species grant, funded by the European Union.