WINDHOEK – One of Namibia’s leading middleweight boxers Lukas ‘The Demolisher’ Ndafoluma on Sunday narrowly missed out on a perfect opportunity to bring the coveted vacant WBA international super middleweight title home.
WINDHOEK – One of Namibia’s leading middleweight boxers Lukas ‘The Demolisher’ Ndafoluma on Sunday narrowly missed out on a perfect opportunity to bring the coveted vacant WBA international super middleweight title home.
WINDHOEK - The Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF) on Saturday held a level-1 Referees Clinic, which was the first of its kind in Windhoek at the Basketball Artists School (BAS) Premises.
ǀAEǁGAMS – Kabinets ge ǂoago wekheb ai ge ǂanǂan, ǁîs ge N$572.7 miljuns nî ǀkhurub huib oe-ams ase sîsenūhesa a mā-
ǀAEǁGAMS – Sari ge hâ i, Kenyab Presidenti, Uhuru Kenyattab ge 29ǁî aitsama mâbasens ǁâudīb Namibiab dib tawa, ǂoago Donertaxtsēs ai, koas mîde Namibiab !Gao!gao Presidenti Sam Nujomaba gere mā, 1990ǁî kurib di mâiǂgāhes haisi-ams âb
ǂNŪǂGOAES – ǂNūǂgoaes Kai!ā ǁHûi!nâǂharis ǂGiǂgosi ǀAwemā-aos, Hilma Nicanors ge korodisi!naniǀa (56) ǂkhari-omdi hîa ǁaupexa N$1.8 miljuns ǁkhāsiba ǀhaob ai ūhâde, Ileni ǂnaumâiǁanǁguib ǁanǂgāsabena ge ǁkhaeǁnâ. ǁÎs di gowaǀîs !nâs
WINDHOEK – A dramatic decline of 32 percent in the production value of Swakara and an even more dramatic increase of 66 percent in the production value of charcoal are some of the most prominent indicators of the state of Namibian agriculture in 2018, a study by the Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) reveals.
WINDHOEK – Against a backdrop of global and local economic hardships, the Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare says it is crucial that strategic plans to eradicate poverty are designed in such a way that more is done with less.
WINDHOEK – Africa’s fastest growing airline, Ethiopian Airlines, has hit back at accusations by United States-based
KEETAMNSHOOP - The case of Valerie Bock, a former Suiderlig High School teacher accused of abducting a 15-year-old Grade 9 girl and committing immoral acts with her, was postponed in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court to 12 May 2019.
OSHAKATI – A strong contingent comprising family members, relatives, schoolmates and friends of a Unam student killed recently in Ongwediva, yesterday stood opposed to her alleged killer being granted bail.
KUALA LUMPUR – About 500 guests, among them Namibia’s friends from regional, continental and international locations gathered at Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur and celebrated in their true own unique way Namibia’s 29th Independence Day.
Indian High Commissioner to Namibia Prashant Agrawal candidly expressed his views in response to questions from Chrispin Inambao the Editor of New Era on the bilateral relationship between the two countries and how these ties could mutually benefit and enhance trade between the two.
Q: Comrade President, the British government on the 25th July, announced that it was appointing what was called a senior diplomatic negotiator on the question of Namibia, with the South African racists. What is the attitude of Swapo to this new initiative?
WINDHOEK - The second state witness to testify in the ongoing tax refund scam trial currently in the Windhoek High Court yesterday identified several SAD 500 forms that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) brought to him to analyse as false.
WINDHOEK – The Namibian senior football team the Brave Warriors were left licking their wounds after an embarrassing 4-1 defeat at the hands of Zambia in their decisive Group-K African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier in Lusaka on Saturday.
WINDHOEK - The Brave Warriors’ embarrassing lukewarm performance in their decisive final 2019 Afcon qualifier against Zambia was overshadowed by demands and threats as disgruntled squad members tried to force the country’s football authorities to hand over win bonuses.
WINDHOEK – The Namibian team that recently participated in the Special Olympics Summer Games in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates arrived to a hero’s welcome at Hosea Kutako International Airport on Friday.
Annually, on the 24th of March, Namibians join the rest of the world in celebrating World TB Day.
WINDHOEK – Condoms are now only accessible at state health facilities for the public and bar owners.
WINDHOEK – As the Namibian economy gradually emerges from negative to positive growth this year, policy makers need to learn from the past to avoid being trapped in recreating the same mistakes and to avoid debt accumulation as well as falling further into a debt trap.
WINDHOEK - “It is fair to conclude that the efforts to have the German government recognise genocide and pay reparations has failed to produce the desired results thus far. This was to be expected. Despite the fevered rhetoric in Namibia around this issue,” says a retired eminent Namibian and a veteran politician in his own right.
WINDHOEK – The Shack Dwellers Federation national facilitator, Edith Mbanga, proposes that all local authorities upgrade informal settlements and involve communities in the planning of and developing informal settlements.
WINDHOEK – President Hage Geingob says Namibia and Kenya should work together to capitalise on the economic potential the two countries’ natural resources offer.
WINDHOEK – The private emergency drought aid programme of stalwart Summerdown/Steinhausen rancher Henriëtte le Grange was rocked to its foundation when it was discovered that some of the recipients from the Maltahὅhe area had sold their bales of free lucerne they received for as little as N$20 per bale while their animals are starving to death in one of the worst droughts in history in the South. Lucerne now sells for close to N$120 per bale on average.
WINDHOEK- The current administration of the Federal Republic of Germany under Chancellor Angel Merkel offers the genocide and reparations claim by Namibians for the 1904-1908 injustices committed by Imperial Germany, particularly the genocide against the Ovaherero and Nama, a ‘window of opportunity’, says Namibian envoy on genocide and reparations, Dr Zed Ngavirue.
WINDHOEK – Tighten your budget belt and prepare for bundles of price increases, an intensified drought and food insecurity by May.
WINDHOEK – Going into tomorrow’s historic 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against the Chipolopolos of Zambia, the Brave Warriors of Namibia will take to the field with a clear understanding of what is at stake and what a possible victory will mean for the country.
WINDHOEK – When the exciting maroon and gold strip Tsumeb outfit Etosha Lions FC arrived at Park Station, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1962 – the star-studded squad only had eleven players on board under the stewardship of shrewd football administrator, the late Herbert Conradie.
WINDHOEK - Five-hundred and twenty-eight participants, comprising 132 teams of four, took part in the Bank Windhoek Corporate Challenge Relay at the Doc Jubber Hockey Fields in Olympia, Windhoek.
OTJOMUISE- Nandarire kokutja mena rourumbu mbwahingi ozombura naupandjarisa ovaÞuta ovinamwinyo vyao navengundipara, ohoromende nandarire momaotaotero wayo tjinga aihina otjipwe notjipangise mena rongaro yombwiko ehi muriri, oyo momayandjerero wozomburo, okutuurungira mo ministeri ndjina otjiungura ihi, ndjiri o Ministeri yOtutumbo nOvikunwa, Omeva Nomahwa, maikondjo pumaiyenene okuvatera.
There is this new buzz around Namibian entertainment in Southern Africa. There will always be long debates as to what caused this buzz. As a credible commentator on entertainment in the country, take it from me, Namibian artists need to take credit for this one.
WINDHOEK-The newly initiated Windhoek Annual Cultural Festival (WACF) is calling for interested exhibitors to apply for stalls, and artists who are interested to perform during the festival to apply.
WINDHOEK-MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF), has launched its portal on www.multichoicetalentfactory.com
WINDHOEK- Air Namibia’s Cooperate Communication Manager, Paul Nakawa highlighted the significance of independence by reminding Namibians not to forget the difficulties and the barbaric treatment that characterised the road to freedom
WINDHOEK – Namibia has reaffirmed its commitment to the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and European Union (EU) partnership and says it will do all it can to honour and work toward the commitments embodied in the Cotonou Agreement and post-Cotonou when it expires in 2020. This was the message by Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, Tjekero Tweya, when he spoke on Wednesday at the 37TH session of ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly that took place in the Bucharest, Romania.
LETTERS - I am writing this because I cannot believe in the scenario as being described in the New Era editorial of [last week]. I, being a German-speaking born Namibian, and also being a farmer who has bought all his farms well after independence, have not witnessed or spoken to anybody in the recent days, joyously celebrating the dismissal of the [Ovaherero/Nama] court case in New York.
On Tuesday of this week the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) had consultations with political parties and whoever else regarding the vexed issue of having paper trail when using the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) of which Namibia is a pioneer in their use in the Southern African Development Community (Sadc).
Scholars in decoloniality are spreading the good gospel according to the total decolonisation of tertiary education and advocating for an era in which African universities will use curricula that are free from the vices or evils of colonialism, apartheid and imperialism.
Jariretundu Kozonguivi, an intellectual militant internationalist was a brainchild of the African National Congress in Eastern Cape while at Fort Hare University, while Sam Nujoma is a crude breed of the railway contract labour system that forced him to adopt African nationalism to fight for their rights.
President Hage Geingob this week sat down with New Era Managing Editor Toivo Ndjebela at State House for an interview that touched on his four-year presidential journey so far, the country’s public debt situation and leading the ruling party Swapo.
WINDHOEK - A former inmate of the Windhoek Correctional Facility who was trying to get back on his feet claims he is destitute after the City of Windhoek property management division confiscated his corrugated-zinc shack about three weeks ago in Agste Laan.
WINDHOEK - Visiting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, speaking at the 29th anniversary of Namibia’s independence yesterday, heaped praises on Namibian Founding President Sam Nujoma, saying that his inaugural speech in 1990 inspired him and other African leaders.
WINDHOEK - For years now running, thousands of learners have been falling by the wayside of the education system. Some have not been able gaining the requisite points for promotion to the next level for the Grade 10s, or to enter university for Grade 12s.
WINDHOEK – To address inequities, correcting disparities and imbalances of the past in the provision of health services, then Minister of Health and Social Services then, Dr Nickey Iyambo, issued a policy statement in March 1990, entitled Towards Achieving Health for All Namibians: A Policy Statement.
WINDHOEK – After winning last year’s edition of the Confederation of Southern African Schools Sports Association (Cosassa) Athletics meet held in Botswana, Namibia has already set plans in motion and is gearing up to defend her crown at this year’s championships slated for eSwatini.
WINDHOEK - Cohen Fistball Club (CFC 1) won the first round of the Bank Windhoek National Fistball League after seeing off hosts Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) last weekend.
Some relationships are not meant to last, but momentary and that this isn’t necessarily a negative thing.
Values and morals are relative to an individual. Every time a choice is made repeatedly it sets the precedent and inevitably becomes the standard.
WINDHOEK - The ninth group of youth nominated to be part of the Maltas Club Namibia, a premier student club that caters for young students who do not only excel in their academic career, but also in other spheres of their lives, such as community work, recently held a motivational workshop at the Suiderlig High School in Keetmanshoop.
WINDHOEK – Mental independence is the basis of independent thinking, independent decision-making, and leads to independent actions and behaviour, says youth activist and a student at the University of Namibia (Unam) Alexis Wimmerth.
WINDHOEK - Sugar King, from the Namib Mills stable, and Waka Moo, Namibia’s first-ever children’s educational puppet and animated television program,
WINDHOEK - Chairman of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Windhoek, Martin Kaali Shipanga said discussions and input on the way forward for the tourism sector needs to be prioritised. According to Shipanga, Namibians should change the conversation surrounding the current economic situation, from one of looking for handouts to rather identify opportunities.
WINDHOEK - The Construction Industries Federation of Namibia (CIF) remains adamant that more bona fide Namibian construction companies will benefit from procurement activities by the government.
WINDHOEK – A youthful teacher and a motivational speaker from Omafa village in the Omusati Region has opened a private school with the aim of making a dent in the high unemployment rate while pursuing his passion for teaching.
WINDHOEK - A 52-year old woman was raped by her 36-year old nephew in Karasburg, //Kharas Region over the weekend. According to the crime report issued by Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi of the Namibian police, the woman was sleeping in her room when her nephew, without permission entered her room, strangled her and raped her.
WINDHOEK – The Outapi Town Council accumulated an astounding N$24 million in debt for the 2018 financial year. This was revealed by the town’s chief executive officer, Ananias Nashilongo, on Tuesday morning.
WINDHOEK - A 95-year-old pensioner who last month was allegedly raped and assaulted by a grandson - who then proceeded to kill his two cousins - at Okafitu ka KaTanyange village in the Omusati Region, yesterday narrated the horrifying events.
WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors will this weekend have to do battle without the reliable services of goalkeeper Edward Maova when they face the Chipolopolos of Zambia for their 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier in Lusaka.
WINDHOEK – Despite reasonable growth in various facets of the local sports fraternity, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila is not entirely satisfied with the overall contribution sport makes to the country’s GDP.
Windhoek – The story of Namibia’s fast rising bodybuilding star Panduleni “King P” Nekomba can easily be compared to that of America’s and arguably the world’s greatest bodybuilder of all time Ronnie Coleman.
WINDHOEK - An entrepreneurial couple from a plot at Brakwater has embarked on a countrywide mission to empower small scale farmers and encourage aspiring farmers to grow their own livestock fodder as the crippling drought of 2019 is depleting grazing and devastating rangelands with each and every passing day.
WINDHOEK - The Dare to Care Disaster Fund stands at N$2,2 million, which means the organisers can subsidise more than 40 000 bags of fodder already.
WINDHOEK – The Kudu Gas to Power project, which has in the past been hailed as the answer to Namibia’s electricity woes, has seen a revival by BW Kudu Limited, who says recent technological advancements as well as a consistent market for reliable economic energy makes the electricity project viable.
WINDHOE - State Advocate Marthino Olivier has asked Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku to convict a man, already convicted of murdering a 16-year-old girl near a cemetery at Mariental, of a further three counts of rape, two counts of attempted murder and one count of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
WINDHOEK – The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Pepfar), through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), yesterday handed nutrition equipment valued at N$1 million to the Ministry of Health and Social Services.
WINDHOEK - Auditor-General Junias Kandjeke expressed concern over the non-submission of financial statements by some local authorities and state entities to his office, saying this hampered the execution of his mandate.
WINDHOEK - The leadership of the Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) yesterday left President Hage Geingob hanging when they failed to show up for a scheduled meeting the union had requested with the Head of State. Normal practice dictates that visitors wait for the Head of State’s arrival in the meeting room.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games gold medalist and evergreen veteran runner, Ruben Gowaseb on Saturday once again stole international headlines when he clinched the country’s first gold medal at the ongoing World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Windhoek – The upcoming Namibia Annual Sport Expo, scheduled for September later this year, could serve as a perfect opportunity for the local sport fraternity to realign itself and embark on a route that would see Namibia claim a stake on the international sport arena, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila strongly believes.
WINDOKO – Muñoli wakatengo kakamaiso yamuuso, George Simataa ukupile yomuhulu wasipokola sanaha Sebastian Ndeitunga, kuli atalime taba yaku beya yanali muzamaisi wa Liluko la Makete Andreas Mwoombola milatu ya busholi ni
WINDHOEK – Skorpion Zinc has confirmed the temporary closure of its refinery for a period of five weeks, starting 15 March 2019. The decision to close the refinery follows the depletion of ore stocks as a result of an unprotected strike from February 22, 2019 until March 06, 2019 by employees of mining contractor, Basil Read.
WINDHOEK - Desert Fruit Namibia (DFN) has been awarded with a Khalifa award, namely the Award of Pioneering development and productive project by Professor Abdelouahhab Ziad, Secretary General of the Khalifa Date Palm.
WINDHOEK - Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development Tjekero Tweya says to ensure effective reduction of the current high import bill, Namibia will have to institute a mandatory retail charter such as a ‘buy local’ policy, which will make it easier for small businesses to sell goods and services to government.
WINDHOEK – Following serious allegations of interest rate discrimination by First National Bank in South Africa, the Bank of Namibia says it is not aware of any discriminatory rules applied on banking products by any local banking institution.
WINDHOEK- Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula last week in Parliament put a spotlight on the country’s achievements in the health sector, saying that the ministry has made remarkable strides over the year in achieving health and social well-being of the Namibian people.
ONHUNO - Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba officially opened the main road (MR 120) that connects the regions of Oshana and Ohangwena on Friday.
WINDHOEK- Live performer, Dollar Yves Idinu, or just Dollar, a Namibian-based Congolese musician, has announced his massive comeback with great hit songs featuring three top South African (SA) singers.
WINDHOEK – Action in the Standard Bank Top-8 Cup resumes this weekend when the last four remaining teams go toe-to-toe in the semifinals of the cup competition at the Kuisebmond Stadium at the coastal town of Walvis Bay.
Former Ramblers Football Club free scoring attacking midfielder Willy Fredericks, wears the kind of face that would not look out of place as an innocent kinder garten boytjie. The baby face retired lethal midfielder-cum-forward was kind of a journeyman during his formative years as a potential superstar – New Era Sports caught up with the smiling assassin...
WINDHOEK - Bank Windhoek has once again sponsored the annual Hennie de Waal Sports Festival, which kicked off Wednesday at Windhoek’s Technical High School (HTS) sports ground.
Ondanaukiro yomwinyi nombepo yeyuru ondanaukiro yoruveze orure ndjitjitwa iyomwinyo imbwi tjimauyende amautanauka.
WINDHOEK – The University of Science and Technology (Nust) this week hosted its annual career fair under the theme ‘Catalysing youth empowerment for the Fourth Industrial Revolution’.
WINDHOEK - Hangala Group, a diversified holding company wholly-owned and controlled by Namibians, this week announced the establishment of a Trust to hold shares in the company for the benefit of the company’s employees.
WINDHOEK – Paratus, the only Namibian telecommunications service provider to be active internationally, plans to invest a further N$114 million in local infrastructure during 2019.
After more than two years of waiting in exasperation, excitement, hope, expectations and uncertainty, the judge in the class action brought by the Ovaherero, Ovambanderu and Nama against the government of the Federal Republic of Germany has delivered her verdict.
I have a longstanding passion for motivational or inspirational material. Quick research shows that I am not alone. An actress once compared the inspirational or encouraging words to the daily intake of vitamins. At its most effective delivery, motivation may very well be the crutch that moves one from stasis to breakthrough.
Goran Hyden is right when he says, “Turing the despair and pessimism that affects large sectors of the African people into hope and optimism will require from the planners of African development to re-inspect the premises upon which they have based their planning to date. No one escapes this challenge: there are no short cuts to progress.”
An article titled ‘A parliament of the elderly’ that appeared in The Patriot newspaper of 8 March 2019 is, to all intends and purposes, fake news that seeks to distort gains made by the ruling party Swapo in being an all inclusive party represented in parliament by a diverse set of individuals of a different range of age groups.
Pockets of boisterous celebrations were observed last week in the wake of news that a New York federal court has dismissed a case in which leaders of Ovaherero and Nama communities sued the German government over its forefathers’ crime of genocide in Namibia.
WINDHOEK - A 10-member Namibian Defence Force (NDF) contingent departs for India to participate in the joint, multi-national, peacekeeping India-Africa Field Training Exercise (IAFTX) involving that country and several African countries.
WINDHOEK - A well-known notorious robber whose video is trending on social media after he was last week severely beaten by fellow criminals is yet to make up his mind on whether to open a police case against his own or not - says the police.
WINDHOEK- Lawyers representing the Ovaherero and Nama in the genocide lawsuit have filed a notice of appeal in the United State (US) Court of Appeals, following a dismissed class-action lawsuit filed by the two communities in the US Federal Court in New York for alleged crimes against humanity.
WINDHOEK- With industrialisation at the centre stage of the regional integration agenda, the application of Standardisation, Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Metrology, (SQAM) principles in promoting competitiveness is essential, as it makes businesses efficient, competitive in terms of price, time to market, safety and environmental compliance.
WINDHOEK – The adverse audit opinion that the Auditor General gave New Era Publication Corporation (NEPC) in the audit report for the year ended 31 March 2017 came about as a result of a wrongly-captured balance on a loan account and a mixup in a Receiver of Revenue statement.
WINDHOEK – Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Erastus Uutoni yesterday assured the Brave Warriors they have the unwavering support of all Namibians, including that of the country’s political segment.
WINDOEK - Mahindra Namibia announced last week that it will soon introduce the much-anticipated Mahindra XUV300 in various configurations to its local showrooms. The XUV300 is powered by a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine with six-speed manual transmission.
WINDHOEK - The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) has urged all annuitants such as pensioners, children and spouses that receive a monthly pension benefit from GIPF to visit their nearest GIPF office to register for Biometrics.
WINDHOEK - Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development Tjekero Tweya has cautioned that Namibians should do away with ancient and counter-productive practices that frustrates potential investors, inventors, innovators and anyone who has a brilliant idea that can make a positive difference in society and thereby catapult Namibia on a positive economic trajectory.
AROAB - Elias !Kharuxab, Keetmanshoop Rural Constituency Councillor for the //Kharas Region has revealed in an interview with New Era that the regional council has made provision for the construction of 240 toilets at Köes of which 100 have been completed at a cost of N$1,5 million.
LÜDERITZ - Lüderitz residents have been without water since Monday evening due to the fact the town has been experiencing power outages on the main line powering NamWater boreholes and boosters which led to the water level in the Lüderitz Reservoir reduced to a paltry 21 percent.
WINDHOEK - The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) official investigating claims there were irregularities in the allocation of mass houses at Mariental in 2014 yesterday said several people told him that ex-governor Katrina Hanse-Himarwa ordered them to remove two names from the original list of beneficiaries.
AROAB - The administrative governance of Aroab Village Council has a zero-tolerance approach towards squatting and this exemplary approach should be emulated by other settlements, villages and towns in Namibia where there is a proliferation of shacks and the problems they bring about.
WINDHOEK - The Namibia Football Association (NFA) on Monday officially opened the players’ registration and transfer window within the country’s various football leagues as the Namibia Premier League (NPL) concludes the first round of matches.
WINDHOEK – Namibia senior rugby team, the Welwitschias, defense coach Roger Thompson, who was arrested on Sunday in connection with alleged housebreaking with intent to steal and theft as well as two other charges of using a vehicle without the owner’s consent, yesterday made his first appearance in court.
WINDHOEK - Saints men’s team were crowned the 2019 Bank Windhoek National Indoor Hockey League champions, after they sealed the title in a record-breaking season by defeating Deutscher Turn und Sportverein (DTS) 10-3 on Friday evening, as well as thrashing University of Namibia (Unam) 7-1 on Saturday evening.
LUDERITZ – The eight football clubs at this year’s edition of the annual Harders Cup became chief recipients of brand new playing gear ahead of the much anticipated southern August gathering that will see the overall winner walk away with a whopping N$100, 000.
WINDHOEK – The Southern Africa Golfers & Visitors Society (SAGES) Windhoek Branch golf club in conjunction with title sponsors BCX Namibia, Old Mutual and Rennies Travel Namibia will once again stage the annual Fund Raising Golf Tourney with renewed energy, this year.
The envisioned rapid economic transformation in line with vision 2030 towards a nation where every citizen is equally catered for, and with no prejudice to any of the classes in the society can be advanced through continuous and consistent success in the growth of small business sector in the country.
WIDNHOEK- Violin melodies, flute tones, percussion rhythms and brass sounds dominated the soundscape on the campus of the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule Windhoek (DHPS) and plunged this week into a very special musical, almost magical atmosphere.
WINDHOEK-The National Youth Services (NYS) Rietfontein Training Centre for Civic and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Otjozondjupa Region has attracted thousands trainees during the eleventh intake this January.
WINDHOEK – The free Public Talk held at Bank of Namibia last Friday was a sell-out success. Blockchain Technology, Crypto Currency, FinTech and Cyber Security continue to be red-hot issues that are sure to draw a crowd and inspire a lively debate.
WINDHOEK - Three ladies have taken it upon themselves to teach children aged five to 19 years about coding. Namibia Optimist Investment cc (NOI), in collaboration with the Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII), has created a platform for young Namibians to grasp the basics of coding.
WINDHOEK - TransNamib has confirmed that it plans to sell off some of its non-core properties in order to support growth identified in its Integrated Business Strategic Plan (IBSP) for the next five years.
SWAKOPMUND - Minister of Finance, Calle Schlettwein says investment in road infrastructure requires significant resources hence sustainable funding models must be developed and prioritised to contain operations within the financial means at all times.
We live in interesting times where members of our society have awoken from slumber to learn what they should have known from the dawn of independence in 1990 that every Namibian is guaranteed certain rights in the national constitution, including the right to participate in presidential elections as an independent candidate.
WINDHOEK – Erongo Marine Enterprises (EME) has given four budding young students from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) the opportunity to hone their skills in the corporate workplace during the past year through its internship programme.
WINDHOEK - Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula yesterday explained the partial suspension of serving of tea and coffee to patients in state hospitals, saying the exercise did not serve its intended purpose.
WINDHOEK - One of the initial beneficiaries of the mass housing scheme at Mariental in 2014 whose name was allegedly removed from the list on instruction of ex-Hardap governor Katrina Hanse-Himarwa said the house was taken away from her for supporting the opposition.
WINDHOEK - Secretary to Cabinet George Simataa has asked police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga to consider instituting criminal charges against former health executive director Andreas Mwoombola for fraud and corruption.
WINDHOEK- Speaker of the National Assembly Professor Peter Katjavivi says Members of Parliament can use vernacular languages during proceedings, provided that adequate provision is made for translation.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s internationally accredited football referee Jackson Pavaza continues to cement his name as one of the best referees on the African continent and this month, the 35-year old Fifa-accredited official will once again make further inroads.
WINDHOEK – Gobabis club Young African FC’s urgent application recently launched with the Windhoek High Court seeking interim relief to have the demoted club reinstated into the Namibia Premier League (NPL), was yesterday struck from the roll with costs.
WINDHOEK - The African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 recently joined forces with the Association For International Sport for All (TAFISA) in embarking on its journey of mentoring and preparing more women to take up leadership positions at various federations and commissions of member states.
WINDHOEK – Namibian veteran sports administrator and chairman of the African Union Sport Council (AUSC) Region 5, Dr Vetumbuavi Veii says deserving athletes from member countries continue to be short-changed by coordinators who fail to implement and promulgate important AUSC programmes.
WINDHOEK – This coming weekend, Saturday, 16 March, will see the first round of the Namibian Enduro Series. The new venue added to this year’s calendar will see riders from all over Namibia travel to the town of Gobabis for the race.
ǀAEǁGAMS – !Gôab ǂhanusi mā-ams ǀkha !apuna ūhâs dib ge Namibiab !nâ !kharu ge disi!nonaǀa kurigu !nâ ǀgaisase ǂharo hâ. !Nakaǂnôa Ministeri !Norasasib tsî ǁAwosasib dib ge a māǂui !gôagu ge ra ǁgau ǁnāpan 210 000 !apuna !hūb a ǂhabase
Climate change is a long-term change in climatic/weather patterns of the earth or region.
WINDHOEK - Rabbits have the potential to be one of the most profitable livestock to raise. Their ability to give birth to large litters of kits (5 to 15 kits per litter) every 40 to 45 days and the ability of these offspring to grow fast and reach market and breeding weight more quickly than any other livestock, surely gives rabbits the edge.
WINDHOEK - The recently launched Dare to Care Disaster Fund made a leap towards the N$2 million mark and now stands at N$1.8 million after Agra donated N$500 000 to the fund last Friday.
WINDHOEK – Singapore stock exchange listed International Cement Group (ICG) has expressed interest in acquiring a 100 percent stake in Schwenk Namibia (Pty) Ltd for US$104.4 million, which at the current exchange rate is slightly more than N$1.5 billion. Schwenk Namibia owns close to 70 percent of Ohorongo Cement and a 100 percent share of alternative fuel supplier, EFF.
WINDHOEK – The global airline industry is reeling in shock following the tragic accident in which the Boeing 737 800 Max from Africa’s biggest and most successful airline, Ethiopian Airlines, crashed shortly after take-off on Sunday morning.
WINDHOEK - For many millennials, life is plain sailing. From receiving toys throughout childhood and having birthday parties thrown in their honour to being picked up from school in flashy vehicles, this group has often been overindulged by their well-to-do families.
WINDHOEK - Namibia joined other 52 Commonwealth countries around the world in commemorating the Commonwealth Day yesterday, marking the 70th anniversary of the London Declaration when nations of the Commonwealth agreed to move forward together as free and equal members.
ONGWEDIVA – Amid fears of a looming drought envisaged in the country following low rainfall experienced since the start of the rainy season, 30 percent of the land at Etunda Irrigation Project near Ruacana is not under production.
WINDHOEK- International Relations and Cooperation Executive Director Selma Ashipala-Musavyi yesterday confirmed that no Namibian national was on board the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa ON Sunday.
WINDHOEK - The Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Council of Ministers, which started yesterday in Windhoek, will deliberate on a wide range of issues, including progress towards the implementation of priority regional initiatives.
WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob, in his capacity as chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc), recently met former Botswana President Ian Khama over the widely publicised running feud with his successor Mokgweetsi Masisi, reports City Press.
WINDHOEK - City of Windhoek CEO, Robert Kahimise, has approached the Supreme Court in a bid to overturn a High Court ruling that it did not have the jurisdiction to hear an urgent application that he filed against his employers.
WINDHOEK - Another member of the team that was responsible for the selection of the beneficiaries of the mass housing scheme at Mariental in 2014 testified yesterday that education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, 51, unilaterally removed two names from the final list of beneficiaries and replaced it with two names of her own choice.
WINDHOEK – Deplorable Katutura giants Orlando Pirates Football Club sank deeper into the relegation zone when the Sea Robbers were humbled 2-0 by Unam in a one sided MTC Premiership clash in Windhoek on Saturday.
WNDHOEK - The first edition of the annual Sanlam Junior Tennis Tourney took place in Windhoek, last weekend attracting tennis players from all over the country with the number of over 70 entries above expectation, providing for a tough competition in all age groups.
WINDHOEK – Air Namibia says that during the recent weeks, it has been in direct engagement with Challenge Air, a now
WINDHOEK - Skorpion Zinc (SZ) this weekend confirmed that its mining contractor, Basil Read, has reported the return to work by its employees who had been on strike. Basil Read is a business partner that was contracted to execute the Pit 112 push back project as a life extension-mining project for SZ. Without this life extension project, SZ would have ended its operations in 2017.
WINDHOEK - National Democratic Party (NDP), Namibia Christian Democratic Party (CDP) and Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) are calling on the Namibian nation and stakeholders to hold a national conference to find out a lasting solution to the deteriorating economy.
WINDHOEK - The Justice Ministry is thus urging the public to access the Repeal of Obsolete Laws Act, 2018 (Act No. 21 of 2018) to familiarise themselves with it.
WINDHOEK – After reaching out to 221 drought-stricken farmers and close to 95 000 animals with donations of more than N$500 000, the private emergency drought aid programme of stalwart Summerdown/Steinhausen rancher Henriette le Grange has reached an impasse as the drought situation worsens by the day.
WINDHOEK - City Police is today conducting in-house operation against colleagues with warrants of arrest and outstanding fines.
WINDHOEK - National Democratic Party (NDP), Namibia Christian Democratic Party (CDP) and Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) are calling on the Namibian nation and stakeholders to hold a national conference to find out a lasting solution to the deteriorating economy.
WINDHOEK- Namibia has been awarded the Best Destination Safari and Wildlife of the Pacific Areas Travel Writers Association (PATWA) award at the Berlin’s Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB) in Germany last Thursday.
WINDHOEK – Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service, Erastus Uutoni is strongly convinced that Namibia hosting this year’s AUSC Region 5 Regional Annual Sport Awards (Rasa) will serve as the perfect stepping stone for the country to promulgate her broader agenda of youth and sport development through excellence.
WINDHOEK – MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) reigning champions African Stars are faced with a mammoth task of closing down on current log leaders Black Africa, who are topping the log with 32 points while 2nd placed Stars are on 25 points.
Death has struck Namibian football for the umpteenth time as the country awoken to the devastating news that former Brave Gladiators and Okahandja Beauties Football Club versatile footballer Stephanie Hummel has exited the game of life.
OTJOMUISE- Otjombanguriro tjomahi omakutasane wa America tjorukondwa rwa New York komamuho woutjiro weyuva tjayandjere eningira rehi rOvandoitji rokunakaura eningira rOvaherero nOvakwena na Barnabas Veraa Katuuo rokurondora
Hard at work to find a niche for themselves into the local market, talented and sensational music duo, Sadrax Ndjubila popularly known as Saddy, and Remember Nashiwaya aka Bliss annouced this week that they are releasing a collaborative album mid this month.
WINDHOEK- South African comedian Trevor Noah became a topic of discussion because of his presumed insensitive joke about the Indian-Pakistani war, which he said would be entertaining, adding “it would also be the longest war of all time - another dance number”.
Skelly Muuondjo-Fraser can be remembered from her hay days of the Oviritje group called Tjitjekura Tjeriama.
Who knew that we celebrated the humble Milk Tart - with ‘National Milk Tart Day’ set aside each year on February 27, giving credence to one of the most popular desserts on the planet?
WINDHOEK - Nedbank recently released its consolidated financial results for the year 2018, which shows that despite challenging economic and operating environment, the bank managed to grow positively with an increase in its overall financial position.
A marketing morass. This is how the prevailing persistent situation of livestock marketing in most communal areas of the country can aptly and shortly be described.
I recall a real breaking news item from way back in 2004. Kimani Maruge, who was then eighty-four years of age, had enrolled for his first class at primary school. This followed the Kenyan government’s offer of free primary education.
Since independence, Namibia has managed to get one thing right, which was to maintain peace and stability; or prevent mass violence and physical chaos.
By his own admission last year in the in-house publication for cops, the Police Inspector-General Sebastian Ndeitunga confessed a Citizen satisfaction Survey of our men and women in blue tasked with maintaining law and order in our country “rated very low” in terms of service delivery.
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, New Era (NE) Senior Journalist Alvine Kapitako spoke to the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Christine //Hoebes (CH) on women making an impact at community,
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day today, New Era journalist Alvine Kapitako in collaboration with the Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) profiled some women who have dedicated their time to make their communities better. The secretary-general of the NRCS, Bernadette Bock applauded Namibian women who are making a difference in their communities.
WINDHOEK - There is a need to look at ways on creating avenues that would result in more women occupying roles in traditional authorities. This would address some of the social ills women in rural areas are experiencing because of laws that do not necessarily favour women.
WINDHOEK - The head of Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) Commissioner-General Raphael Tuafeni Hamunyela says the law only allows incarcerated mothers to be with their babies in prison until the age of two and from there the baby is either handed over to mother’s family or social workers to raise the child while the mother finishes her sentence.
WINDHOEK - The Ovaherero Paramount Chief Advocate Vekuii Rukoro yesterday said he is “disappointed” the United States District Court judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by Ovaherero and Nama in the United States Federal Court in New York for alleged crimes against humanity.
Our Star of the Week goes to the National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo), founded in 1965 for electing the first female president of the party and not only that, Utjiua Muinjangue is the first female political party president of an independent
WINDHOEK - Jürgen Geiger and Johan Coetzee, were the top achievers of the 2018/2019 Namibia Bass Angling Association’s (NBAA) season. The two were recognised for their achievements at a prize giving ceremony held in Windhoek over the weekend.
WINDHOEK - Auas Motors, the sole retailer of Isuzu and Opel, with eight branches country-wide, has introduced new Isuzu D-MAX bakkies in single, extended and double cab configuration.
WINDHOEK - On 5 March 2019, Bank Windhoek was awarded the Green Bond Pioneer Award by Climate Bonds Initiative at the 4th Annual Green Bond Pioneer Awards (GBPA), announced before an international audience in London on the eve of the 2019 Climate Bonds Annual Conference.
WINDHOEK – It is estimated that 14 Independent Power Producers (IPPs) will in total invest approximately N$1.6 billion local and foreign direct investment into the electricity sector and ultimately into the Namibian economy. This is according to the Chairman of the Electricity Control Board (ECB), Gottlieb Hinda, who in the electricity regulator’s latest annual report noted that the 14 IPPs are expected to add 70MW to the national electricity grid.
WINDHOEK - Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) Secretary Ephraim Nekongo has made an impassioned appeal to fellow members in the youth wing to stop being at each other’s throat and to rather focus their energy constructively and to find meaningful ways to create jobs for the benefit of all.
WINDHOEK- With the devastating impacts of climate change evident, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved approximately N$124.6 million (US$ 8.9 million) grant for the implementation of a climate change adaptation project in Namibia.
WINDHOEK - In a detailed affidavit, Ian McLaren, one of the liquidators of the defunct SME Bank describes how an investigation unearthed the modus operandi used by the crippled bank’s senior Zimbabwean employees and directors to fleece the bank of hundreds of millions of dollars.
OMATJETE- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative Izumi Morota-Alakija has commended Namibia for having shown its commitment to protecting wildlife, especially given the country’s extraordinary diversity of species and high level of endemism.
WINDHOEK - As the country continues to battle with the Hepatitis E nearly two years after the initial outbreak was declared, some residents of Havana, the epicenter of the disease are struggling to maintain hygiene which is the main underlying cause of the poor man’s disease.
WINDHOEK – The besieged Namibia Football Players Union (NAFPU), which has for the past few months hogged ear-piercing headlines ranging from maladministration to financial irregularities, appears to be swarming on its knees and on the very edge of closing its doors.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s banking giant First National Bank (FNB) yesterday once again demonstrated its unyielding support towards the development of local sports, when they threw their weight behind the successful hosting of the first-ever Namibia Annual Sports Expo with a N$150 000 sponsorship
WINDHOEK - Bank Windhoek has confirmed the appointment of Anton De Wit as its Senior Legal Collections Manager effective, 1 February 2019.
WINDHOEK- Swanu of Namibia is appealing to the Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation to work with all tertiary education institutions closely to ensure that graduates graduate in employment, rather than graduating in debts and in unemployment.
Our current president campaigned heavily on accountability and was duly praised for it at home and abroad. I believe that is something we should take seriously to combat some of the more serious social crimes that hurt our society today, but more importantly we should learn to apologise when we are wrong.
WINDHOEK-Twenty-three-year old Joviita Kandjumbwa describes herself as a happy soul, a people’s person and a very bubbly individual who one would think never gets angry.
WINDHOEK- Many Namibians who are accorded the opportunity to study abroad do the bare minimum, study, finish and return home.
WINDHOEK- Namibian youth have a huge impact because there is stability, they have peace,” points out Honore Gatera who survived the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
WINDHOEK – This week Monday saw the official launch of The Commonwealth Business Club, whose sole aim will be to assist in the development of new trading links between businesses across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth of Nations.
WINDHOEK - Speaking at the unveiling of 324 residential erven, five commercial and five institutional erven that will make up Orwetoveni Extension 12 in Otjiwarongo, Development Bank of Namibia (CEO) Martin Inkumbi highlighted often overlooked macro-economic benefits that support the case for acceleration of delivery of serviced land and affordable housing.
Following the readings, the Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN), is advocating for the regulation of churches by limiting the establishment of churches to those who meet basic criteria, including basic theological training of religious leaders.
He featured in the breed of medics who served as the bridge that brought us over the river of turmoil during the struggle for justice and they became the cradle for our cause: Neville Cupido, Thomas Ihuhua, Hala Hochobeb, Gerson Gonteb,
WINDHOEK- President Hage Geingob and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa had a private conversation on the margins of the launch of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work of the report in Durban last week.
WINDHOEK - Speaker of the National Assembly, Professor Peter Katjivivi has rebutted claims of impartiality made by opposition PDM leader McHenry Venaani who also accused him for apparently overstepping boundaries. This happened when the Speaker praised President Hage Geingob on the role he has played in Africa and internationally during the opening of Parliament last month.
LÜDERITZ - Economic development officer of Lüderitz Town Council, Peya Mushelenga says citizens at the town through feedback he sourced from radio or social media, have expressed concern about the lack of service delivery at village and town councils.
WINDHOEK- Phoenix project, an initiative by a UK-based Cardiff University, has since its inception conducted more than 38 individual projects in Namibia, valued at over N$20 million. The Phoenix project began in 2014 as a normal engagement project.
WINDHOEK - In an ex parte application in terms of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, the liquidators of the Small and Medium Enterprises Bank asked the Windhoek High Court to attach the possession of five people that had dealings with the now defunct bank that was meant to help SMEs.
WINDHOEK - Nedbank Namibia Limited has confirmed a break-in at its Otjiwarongo branch early on Monday morning in which an unknown number of suspects forced the window open and entered through an exit door and stole an unspecified but large amount of money.
WINDHOEK - Concerned over multi-billion-dollar infrastructure development tenders being awarded to Chinese contractors the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) on Monday had an audience at State House with President Hage to express their concern over the deals.
WINDHOEK - What was intended to be a community lodge to alleviate poverty and create jobs in the sleepy village of Omatjete in the Daures Constituency has become a curse after the millions budgeted for the project vanished into thin air.
WINDHOEK - High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg yesterday denied an application by Rhyno Richardo du Preez, 35, to have his trial separated from that of his co-accused and former lover Rachel Elizabeth Rittmann, 47, after he admitted to killing the former’s husband with her help on August 23, 2013 in Gobabis.
Video: FNB pledge N$150 000.00 towards Namibia Annual Sport Expo
WINDHOEK – Teams campaigning in the Namibia Premier League (NPL) were last month left high and dry when their monthly grants were slashed by 50% as punishment for the NPL’s failure to promptly consult and inform both league sponsors MTC and FNB Namibia about Standard Bank’s arrival as sponsor of the Top-8 Cup, New Era Sport has learnt.
WINDHOEK – It was rather a busy one for bowls in general but hosts TransNamib Bowling Club (TNBC) in particular, when the latter staged its annual fundraiser tourney in Windhoek last weekend.
WINDHOEK - Top representatives from the Bank Windhoek-sponsored Namibia Volleyball Federation (NVF) recently travelled to Opuwo, the capital of the Kunene Region in north-western Namibia, to officially launch the newly established Great Kunene Volleyball Association (GKVA).
WINDHOEK- FirstRand Namibia employees contributed over N$45 800 towards the Namibia Farmers Drought Assistance (Namibië Boere Droogtehulp) programme, as part of the FirstRand Namibia 111 Random Acts of Kindness initiative, where N$111 was allocated to each employee to assist a worthy cause of their choice.
WINDHOEK - The Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco), as Namibia’s flagship meat exporter to Europe, is ready for the worst case scenario if the United Kingdom (UK’s) Brexit means exiting and cutting all ties with the European Union (EU) later this month.
WINDHOEK – The Capricorn Group yesterday officially introduced its first NeXtGen Board at an unveiling event hosted at NICE Restaurant in Windhoek.
WINDHOEK - One of the best ways to reduce the national budget deficit as a percentage of GDP is to promote economic growth. This is according local economist, Mally Likukela, who notes that if the economy grows then the government will increase tax revenue without raising taxes.
WINDHOEK - Honore Gatera who survived the horrendous Rwandese genocide which took place from April - July 1994, has shared accounts of the Rwandan genocide in which between 500 000 to a million Tsusi were slaughtered by axe and machete-wielding Hutus over a 100-day period.
WINDHOEK - The World Health Organisation (WHO) Country Representative Dr Charles Sagoe-Moses says the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer and hypertension requires special attention. Almost 50 percent of Namibians are hypertensive which is a major risk to stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, emphasised Sagoe-Moses.
WINDHOEK - The Namibia Central Intelligence Service (NCIS) under the guise of an appeal against their failure to stop The Patriot newspaper from publishing details about two farms they are utilizing and a residence they own in Windhoek West are asking the Supreme Court to determine whether the media has the legal right to publish information that is prohibited.
WINDHOEK - The recent National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) 3rd Extraordinary Congress that elected Utjiua Muinjangue as new president has generated a hot debate with socialists shouting for the immediate de-registration of the party, arguing it represents a symbol of tribal politics.
WINDHOEK- A woman who brings her unwanted baby at place of safety such as a police station or hospital instead of dumping or killing the infant will not face criminal charges, states a new provision in the landmark revised Child Care and Protection Act that was unveiled yesterday.
KEETMANSHOOP – Construction of the N$5.7 billion Neckartal Dam in the //Kharas Region is essentially complete but the project’s strength needs to be tested with rainwater – which has been scarce because of prevailing dry conditions.
KEETMANSHOOP – With joblessness and poverty out of hand at Berseba, Tses, Bethanie, Koes and Aroab in the //Kharas Region, government’s monthly social grants in these localities are fast emerging as a vital cog in sustaining their village councils.
Windhoek – It rained goals in the MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) this weekend, as Shandumbala giants Tigers produced a breathtaking performance that saw them demolish league rookies Young Brazilians 7-3 in a one-sided match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday.
US aim to control the oil-rich part of the region in particular and ultimately - the whole region
WINDHOEK - Despite increasing oil prices creeping into the market as result of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) cutting supply into the global market, the Ministry of Mines and Energy has decided to leave local fuel
WINDHOEK – Ohorongo Cement recently accepted two students from the Commercial Advancement Training Schemes (Cats) in support of government initiatives and to contribute to closing the skills shortage gap.
WINDHOEK – For the six months that ended on 31 December 2018, the Capricorn Investment Group Limited (Capricorn Group) increased it operating profit by 11.5 percent to N$674.3 million and group profit before tax increased by 8.5 percent to N$714.2 million. Also, the group delivered growth in headline earnings per share of 9.6 percent to 93.5 cents in the first half of this financial year as revealed in their interim results released on Friday, which follows fairly flat earnings over the last two years.
WINDHOEK - Vivo Energy plc has confirmed the completion of the transaction with Engen Holdings (Pty) Limited previously announced on 18 September 2018. The transaction adds operations in eight new countries and 230 Engen-branded service
WINDHOEK - Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement alongside some Windhoek citizens will be marching to City of Windhoek (CoW) head office on March 18 to demand positive answers regarding 14 000 land applications submitted to their office four years ago by landless Windhoek residents.
GIBEON - Thersia Bauer, the Minister of Science, Research and Arts at Baden-
WINDHOEK – The Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development has failed in controlling foreign direct investors (FDIs) who come into the country with their own employees and ignore local graduate youths, said Swanu Youth League president Brian Ngutjinazo.
Without a shadow of doubt, former Blue Waters and Eleven Arrows Football Club speedy winger Thomas Uushona, aka ‘Uncle Tommy’ was one of the greatest footballers ever to emerge from our shores and surely needs some kind of acknowledgement and recognition.
OUTJO - Private school Moria located in Outjo was the proud host of last weekend’s NASP competition, which attracted a sizeable number of aspiring archers offering steep competition amongst 14 schools/clubs from all over the country.
WINDHOEK – The 2nd edition of the ever-growing Sanlam Coastal Marathon was officially launched in the capital yesterday, where organisers promised to make the 2019 edition of the popular annual marathon bigger and better.
Whispers flitting from the corridors of Football House is that the ‘trouble-ravaged’ MTC Namibia Premiership (NPL) hierarchy is to unveil Orlando Pirates Football Club executive member Nicky Kasilipile as the league’s new chief executive officer (CEO).
WINDHOEK- Her name is Emily and her mission in life is to enhance the lives of her community through teaching them how to adopt a sustainable healthy practice that will help them achieve their fitness goal while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
WINDHOEK-Zebras, cheetahs, hippos and more all starred in a film that took home the top prize in the second Annual AirVūz Drone Video Awards.
WINDHOEK-Female vocalist, Maria Immanuel popularly known as ML, who has been making waves over the past years in the music industry, reveals this week that she is releasing an Independence Day album to drop on the Independence Day, March 21.
WINDHOEK – Just as the music industry was coming to terms with the shocking passing on of Zimbabwe’s internationally acclaimed multi-talented folk singer/guitarist, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi – another iconic muso is no more.
WINDHOEK - “Despite many initiatives government has put in place, education especially at tertiary level is still not affordable for many of our students. It is a growing burden of government and on the parents, who want to see their children get the
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s annual growth in broad money supply (M2) increased at the end of January 2019. According to the latest Money and Statistics report by the Bank of Namibia (BoN), the 12-month growth in M2 increased to 7.6 percent at the end of January 2019, relative to 6.4 percent recorded at the end of December 2018.
“They (commissions of inquiry) have different status and take various forms but, in common with Royal Commissions
My young brother and I took a bus trip to Victoria Falls in early January. We used the promises of reliability, comfort and safety to choose our mode of travel. However, seemingly endless and unscheduled stops spoilt the flavour of the journey.
I was fortunate to recently attend the launch of the RUDN-IUM Centre for Russian Language and Pre-Graduate Studies in partnership with the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), in an effort to foster the
As the world steadily moves into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, countries have to strengthen their research output in order to survive in this knowledge-based economy.
Venezuela has been in the headlines for several weeks and most of the western and global mass media paint a picture of a dictatorial government oppressing its people. Outside interventions, including economic and financial sanctions and th
WINDHOEK - No further delays will be tolerated, Acting High Court Judge Kobus Miller said yesterday when he was informed another State-funded lawyer in the mega tax refund trial that was scheduled to start earlier this week has to withdraw from the matter.
WINDHOEK - More than half of 2012 and 2013 graduates from three Namibian universities who sought jobs found employment within a period of three to six months, a graduate survey has indicated. This translated into 52 percent of graduates securing salaried employment.
WINDHOEK - Charles Winston Manale, 35, yesterday morning told Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku at the Windhoek Correctional Facility High Court that all the money he stole from Standard Bank Namibia was spent on parties, travelling abroad and clothing for himself, his friends and family.
WINDHOEK - A founder member of the Peter Nanyemba Plan Combatant Veterans Trust (PNPCVT), Nkrumah Mushelenga, says contrary to suggestions that his organisation should have sought the blessing of the Namibian National Veterans Association (NNLVA), there is no need for that.
WINDHOEK – It was nothing but a haze of intimidation and an exchange of verbal jabs between Mendu “Hands of God” Kaangundue and Charles Shinima, who will both headline this weekend’s ‘Back to the Roots Boxing Bonanza” at the A. Shipena Secondary School in the capital.
WINDHOEK - Speaker of the National Assembly, Professor Peter Katjavivi has pledged to support the upcoming first-ever Namibia Annual Sports Expo (Nase) slated for later this year.
WINDHOEK - The Windhoek City Runners Club in collaboration with NamibRE will be hosting a social run in honour of Namibia’s late liberation struggle icon Andimba Toivo ya Toivo under the appellation “Ya Toivo Social Run”.
Windhoek- Movanona wokusika ko ntantatu valitjangesa vakare mevango lyosure momukunda gwaOtamanzi momukunda horowero gwaOmusati vatano nare vana dukamo mosure ngesi kuna karamu tupu vatatu mosure. Murugani gomomberewa zaPresidente gona goruha romakuliko unene efiro sinka vanona wokutunda momambo goruhepo Senia Endjala kayitente eyi nkera.
It’s all here! Diehard Isuzu fans do not need to fret anymore about competitors as Auas Motors has just introduced a new seven-seater Isuzu Mu-X, which recently landed at local Isuzu showrooms, specifically Auas Motors in the capital.
Pupkewitz BMW-MINI has entered into an exciting new phase this year, after introducing a dynamic go-getting sales team onto the showroom floor, which according to Armand Barnard (Dealer Principal) are forward thinking “millennials” who bring an exciting energy to the business.
WINDHOEK – With the date of the tabling of the national budget confirmed for Wednesday, 13 March, 2019, economists have pointed out the bloated wage bill, under-performing public enterprises, including a review of the public sector, and the budget deficit as some of the most crucial aspects that Finance Minister, Calle Schlettwein, needs to address.
WINDHOEK -The cartoon of the naked Swapo Secretary General Sophia Shaningwa which was a hot topic for discussion has been received with mixed reactions, with some quarters describing it is as distasteful while some say it is part of democracy and freedom of speech.
GOBABIS – The Minister of Economic Planning and Director-General of the National Planning Commission (NCP), Obeth Kandjoze, said it is devastating that a number of development projects have failed to take off, years after they were
WINDHOEK - A resident of Karasburg who had the body of his victim washed and clothed and put her in their bed after he realised she died as a result of a beating he subjected her to was convicted of murder with direct intent yesterday by Windhoek High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo.
WINDHOEK - A Mariental resident who admitted that he killed 16-year old Estonovia Games near a cemetery at Mariental between October 19 and 21, 2016 before Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku at the High Court situated at the Windhoek Correctional Facility last year is expected to testify in own defense today after the state closed its case yesterday.
MPORA – The Mpora Primary Health Care Clinic that caters to a large number of patients in Kavango West has been without running water since beginning of November last year, posing a health hazard not only to the staff but to patients as well. The staff and patients currently use nearby bushes to relieve themselves.
WINDHOEK - FirstRand Namibia Limited has confirmed the appointment of Erwin Tjipuka as FNB Namibia’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective April 01, 2019, while current CEO, Sarel van Zyl, will continue to serve in his role as CEO of the FirstRand Namibia Group.
WINDHOEK – Youth activist, author and a former president of the University of Namibia (Unam) Student Representative Council (SRC), Joseph Kalimbwe, is set to release his fourth book titled Fractured World; How Irresponsibility Led to Third World Economic Downturns, early next month.
There has been a lot of complaints about youth unemployment in Namibia and it has become a widely talked about issue. The unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.