The closure of one of Namibia’s most iconic venues has had me in my feels for a while now. An institution that carried arts on its back for close to 30 years. How did we get here? How did we get to a point where an
WINDHOEK – Namibian entertainment journalist, Michael Kayunde, will go on an information tour to Germany themed “Jazz from Germany”, which will see him attend the 50th German Jazz Festival in Frankfurt next week.
WINDHOEK- Our top trending clip this week is of Businessman Johnny Johnson Doeseb aka JJD’s MTC Knockout project fight against youth activist and academic Job Amupanda. The clip was officially uploaded on
WINDHOEK- Namibian literature heavy-weight Fredrick Philander says there is a concerted effort in the theatre and film industry to ignore the older actors by the media that have shaped the industry the way it is right now.
WINDHOEK – The wounded but very-much determined Brave Warriors of Namibia will tomorrow be under pressure to apply all tricks in the book of tricks if they are to avoid an upset against an unpredictable
Namibian football has in the past unearthed multiple pairs of football playing siblings with coastal giants Blue Waters leading the pack with the Muatunga brothers Phello, Hanga and Koko tailed by the Damaseb
WINDHOEK – Two of Namibia’s boxing old-campaigners Wilbeforce “Black Mamba” Shihepo and Vikapita “Beast Master” Meroro will this weekend embark on separate missions across the Orange River, where they
Albert Einstein, the great German-born theoretical physicist and renowned influential science philosopher, once said; “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”.
OKOMUMBONDE- Oruveze rwahoro Ovaherero nOvambanderu vetweko ozombwini kehi muve turira tjimuna o Eiseba mo mwano mbu va twako ozombiwni kehi rotjizeero tjimuna Erindi.
WINDHOEK – “The reason for suspension is because our accounts are in arrears. We owe them money however we made a partial payment today”, was part of the blatantly honest and direct response from Air
It is election time once again in Namibia and many political parties are jolting for support, to give them more votes to qualify for a large portion of the parliamentary cake.
Having been an active youth leader in my younger days, I speak from practical experience as to the impact and need for active and dynamic youth participation.
Today, the 18th October marks the first birth day of Dr Kavazeua Festus Ngaruka in heaven. I was hoping
I have been closed up in my world working on experimental essays I call “Retiring to Solitude.” They are eclectic because they reflect on a variety of encounters. However, in the end, solitude wins; I make
We are informed that soon, robots will be making tea and coffee for us in our offices. That robots will build our houses and construct our roads while we just instruct them to do so. Also, there will be cars that will
WINDHOEK - Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) Head of Strategy, Research, Quality Assurance and Stakeholders, Mberipura Hifitikeko has said the institution awarded scholarships to 378
WINDHOEK – The Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Country Office for Zimbabwe and Namibia, Hopolang Phororo, has said national minimum wages can be the key to the reduction of
Our star of the week goes to the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) for not bowing down to political
WINDHOEK - At least five by-elections will be held within 90 days following the resignations of Swapo-affiliated regional councillors who opted to contest parliamentary seats on the party ticket in the upcoming National Assembly election.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s WBO Global junior lightweight champion Jeremiah “Low Key” Nakathila will be faced with a horrid task of negotiating his way past dangerous Zimbabwean opponent Peter Pambeni when
WINDHOEK – Although members of the Fifa-appointed Normalisation Committee (NC) were not forthcoming with information on the suspended MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL), when queried about
WINDHOEK – When legendary American songbird Carole King, composed the hit song “You got a Friend” - she must have had a premonition about the dilemma awaiting former African Stars and Hungry Lions sharpshooter Jackson “Kotjiuru” Meroro.
WINDHOEK – In its most recent World Economic Outlook (WEO) the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed concern about the pace of global economic activity which remains weak, particularly since global growth slowed down sharply in the last three quarters of 2018.
WINDHOEK – With the severe drought the Zambezi region is experiencing a lot of human-wildlife conflict as elephants roam around further afield for food and water, causing havoc in villages.
WINDHOEK – A committee set up to evaluate over 5 000 fishing rights applications has completed 80 percent of the work, fisheries minister Bernhard Esau told New Era this week.
WINDHOEK – For the umpteenth time, world football governing body Fifa yesterday extended the mandate of the Normalisation Committee (NC) for the Namibia Football Association (NFA) to March 2020, saying the
WINDHOEK - The Namibia senior netball team, which leaves for Singapore tomorrow to partake in the
RUNDUS – !Nakaǂnôa Ministers ǂNamipeb tsî !Aub!ûi!gâs (MET) dis, Bernadette Jaggers ge ge mî, !aub!ûi!gâdi nî ǀhûhâsiga ǀgoras !aroma tā sîsenūhesa nēs ge ǂgiǂgōsi !harib ais tamas ka i o !haoǀgoras ǀkhāgu
WINDHOEK – As a youth empowerment activist, Namibia representative on the student wing of SADC Lawyers Association, representative for Southern Africa on the Commonwealth Students Association and
WINDHOEK – One of the more than 700 recent graduates from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) says she started looking into ways to change her struggles into her superpowers after
WINDHOEK – If you are looking for innovation and self-driven initiatives in times of soaring unemployment conditions, then Opuwo is the place you need to go. Kupi Kozohura and Nguhamuine Muharukua are two
WINDHOEK – The public will have the opportunity to take up shares in Standard Bank Namibia Holdings Limited, the holding company of Standard Bank Namibia Limited, following its successful application to list on
WINDHOEK- The current status of Internet of Things in Namibia is something worth pondering on since we have to keep up with the times in terms of technology. The Internet of Things can be defined as the
WINDHOEK – The digital evolution of the past decade or so has radically altered the face of the publishing industry around the world, including in Namibia, thus print media have to keep up with the fast-changing
WINDHOEK – A statement sent yesterday from Trustco Group Holdings indicated that Next Capital Limited, which is an investment vehicle for Quinton van Rooyen and family, intends to write off a N$1 billion loan made
WINDHOEK - Finance minister Calle Schlettwein has assured members of parliament that the government has put in place various measures to ensure that government institutions do not suffer the same fate as
WINDHOEK- Brave Warriors interim coach Bobby Samaria yesterday admitted that they will be under extreme pressure when they face Madagascar in 2nd leg of the final round qualifiers of the 2020 African
WINDHOEK – Threatened with deportation to his native country by the South African Apartheid regime, spearheaded by Kosie Pretorius, former African Stars Football Club and South West Africa (SWA) head
In recent weeks climate change and the issues around addressing the adverse effects of climate change have been a hot topic amongst activists, academics, farmers, politicians and world leaders. In a riveting
USA - Leading global beef exporters increased supply by 11 % in the second quarter of 2019. The leading global exporters to the world have never exported as much volume as they did in the last quarter of this
WINDHOEK – Eligible organisations are invited to apply to the Meat Board of Namibia for a share in the Norway beef quota 2019 available to Namibia for the production and export of beef to Norway.
WINDHOEK – Standard Bank Namibia Holdings, a subsidiary of the Standard Bank Group, yesterday commenced with its Namibia Stock Exchange (NSX) listing roadshow with corporate listing breakfast in
WINDHOEK – Businessman and forex trader Michael Ndali Sadman Amushelelo was released on bail in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court yesterday following his arrest for his alleged involvement in money laundering to the tune of N$17 million.
WINDHOEK – Despite the fact that President Hage Geingob says the joint police and defence force crime prevention operation will not be stopped anytime soon, Swanu of Namibia has called on the president to
Video: President Geingob defends Operation Kalahari Desert
WINDHOEK- The MTC Knockout Project, an initiative created and geared towards creating awareness
WINDHOEK – Namibia needs to invest in technology and innovation, human capital and institutional framework in order to adequately prepare for the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). This is according to
WINDHOEK - The owners of the Skorpion Zinc Mine in southern Namibia, Vedanta Zinc International (VZI), on Friday confirmed that the mine’s refinery will be placed on an extended plant shutdown from early
WINDHOEK - A great friend of Oshosheni Hiveluah, fellow filmmaker and director Tim Huebschle described the late Hiveluah as his confidant. “I haven’t only lost a filmmaker, I lost a friend. Just recently,
After having lived in exile in Canada for almost twenty years, I will be reaching my 100 days mark in Namibia this week. During those days, I was able to travel in many parts of the country, namely: Katima
WINDHOEK - Ethiopian Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed Ali received congratulations from President Hage Geingob on winning the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, in his contribution to peace with Eritrea and introducing
WINDHOEK – National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) president Utjiua Muinjangue has launched the party’s manifesto for the country’s November elections. The manifesto focuses on genocide,
WINDHOEK - Young voters feel local political parties are not doing enough to lure young people to vote in the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections slated for November.
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WINDHOEK- The top trending clip is our very own clip we filmed at the Old School Benefit Concert which was hosted by Patty’s Heart Foundation last week.
The sound industry is really starting to annoy me of late. If you been attending events in the last 3 months or so you’d notice that there is always a problem with sound. If it’s not power/generator issues, its microphone issues or the actual sound is poor.
Hot on the heels of the graduating class of 2019, the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academies in Luaka, Nairobi and Lagos are buzzing with excitement as the class of 2020 sit for their first day in class. The 60
WINDHOEK – They say good music doesn’t have an expiration date which was just proven by Patty’s heart foundation as they brought back good old days music last weekend.
WINDHOEK- The National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) in partnership with the Namibia Film Commission (NFC) hosted its 5th Namibian Theatre & Film Awards (NFTA) 2019 last week in the capital which saw its
WINDHOEK – From comedy to music, Namibian comedian, Social media influencer and newcomer to the music industry, King Gucci is not just your regular teenager, he is chasing his dreams like he’s running out
WINDHOEK- An emotional roller-coaster night in the Central Business District (CBD) was noticeable this
WINDHOEK – Despite a somewhat unenthusiastic start to their 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign, which saw the Welwitschias of Namibia lose all three matches thus far in their Pool B, renowned local rugby
Just as the football community was coming to terms with the untimely passing of former Tigers Football Club and South West Africa (SWA) Bantu Invitational Eleven agile shot stopper, Nandos “The Cat” Mbako, a
In my entire life, I’ve never come across blokes so gravely lacking integrity as football followers, notably
Ozombuzovindimba- Pendje na imba mbari mo mu zaro kutja owo tjiserandu, oruhapo no tjiyapa, otja kombazu yo ma rapi ayeetatu inga, o ma zemburukiro oyetja 115 ye Raa ra Von Trotha ya ri no tjivara peke tjo mbazu yo u tjina no muhiva.
WINDHOEK – Janny David, a 28-year-old real estate developer and owner of Jay’Dor Real Estate, is encouraging Namibians to never give up on their dream of owning a home. David, who has been involved in
WINDHOEK – According to the Institute for Public Policy Research’s (IPPR’s) latest Quarterly Economic Review, covering the third quarter of 2019 (July to September), government is still exhibiting three key
WINDHOEK – The Road Fund Administration (RFA) says it is cognisant that the future will bring dramatic technological improvements to the transportation sector, requiring closer stakeholder engagement and
In Namibia, the people are sovereign subjects of the Republic; and to that extent, they possess supreme or ultimate power. Chapter 1 Article 1 (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Namibia reads as follows: “…
Today’s knowledge-based society is faced with many challenges, which need solutions from different angles – from researchers in the arts, humanities and social sciences, and natural sciences. Some of the
WINDHOEK – The psychiatric assessment report of a woman accused of having fatally stabbed her live-in boyfriend 17 times in 2009 is now ready.
WINDHOEK - The national food reserves are currently depleted due to the recurrent and severe drought that Namibia is confronted with.
WINDHOEK – Works and Transport Minister John Mutorwa says Cabinet is taking seriously the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) recommendations to deal with deficiencies at Hosea
WINDHOEK - The construction of the Start-up Incubation and Innovation Centre was launched officially with a groundbreaking ceremony on the premises of the Bokamoso Entrepreneurial Centre in Katutura on
WINDHOEK – The 15-member squad that was recently selected to represent Namibia at the upcoming M1 Six Nations Cup in Singapore from 20 – 26 October has been intensively hard at work and remains well
WINDHOEK – One of Namibia’s highly-celebrated cricketers Pikky Ya France says there is still a lot of unmined opportunities in the local cricket setup and thus aspiring cricketers from all walks of life should not
WINDHOEK - Capricorn Group launched its 2019 Integrated Annual Report yesterday, making it the fourth integrated report for the Group that adheres to the International Integrated Reporting Council’s IR Framework.
WINDHOEK – MTC, the principal bankroller of the beleaguered Namibia Premier League (NPL), has given the league 14 days to amicably resolve the ongoing standoff with the Fifa Normalisation Committee for the
WINDHOEK- She is hard at work endeavouring to transform youth leadership in Namibia. Sharonice Busch says the youth are leaders of today. “We are drivers of change and to create the Africa we want, we cannot
WINDHOEK – Development is one of the necessities in children’s lives and as a mandatory, Eagles Nest
WINDHOEK - The African Pathfinder Leaders Initiative (APLI Namibia) celebrated its 1st anniversary in the capital recently. Launched in September 2018, the initiative provides training opportunities to Namibian youth,
WINDHOEK- From a path of civil engineering, Keanu Alden Mootseng decided to quit that profession and venture into fitness and media.
WINDHOEK – On Monday, Bank Windhoek officially inaugurated its new Lifestyle Branch situated at the Pupkewitz Megabuild Lifestyle Centre in Windhoek’s Kleine Kuppe suburb. The new branch, which includes
Unmanned Airborne Systems (UAS) are increasingly affordable, capable and readily available. They are also cheaper to operate than conventional aircraft and helicopters. They are no longer gimmicks. They are
WINDHOEK - The mother of Tiffany Tanita Levin, who was stabbed 27 times with several knives in front of her four-year old-son, told High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo yesterday about the impact her death has
WINDHOEK – Climate change is recognised as one of the world’s biggest development challenges in the 21st century that continues to pose serious threats to the environment and human life. Climate change
WINDHOEK – The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, has assured the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Geofrey Onyeama, that Namibia
KEETMANSHOOP - The //Kharas Regional Directorate of Education held a three-day summit, emanating from an existing twin agreement with its Northern Cape counterparts recently in Lüderitz.
WINDHOEK – From playing cricket for fun as a teenager with friends, to now playing as a fulltime professional. Namibian cricketer Pikky Ya France recently sat down with New Era Sport, where he touched
WINDHOEK - The season opening Bank Windhoek long course swimming gala will take place this coming
ONGWEDIVAS – ǁAupexan ge 300 khoena ǁîn mûde ǁkhawa ǀoasase sîsenūs !ēsa Oshikuku ǀKharisi
WINDHOEK – A study of marketing systems for livestock and livestock products in the northern communal areas undertaken by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) suggests that an investigation into
WINDHOEK – The University of Namibia (Unam) stall took top honours at the Windhoek Industrial and Agricultural Show, being awarded gold in the indoor category, as well as best exhibitor for auxiliary service.
WINDHOEK – According to newly appointed Brand Ambassador of the National ICT Summit, Dr Stanley
WINDHOEK - Three Namibian police constable were denied bail at the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court for extorting money from a motorist after manning a fake roadblock around Windhoek over the weekend. The
WINDHOEK – Founding Father of the Namibian Nation Sam Nujoma has strongly condemned the recent escalation of violence and senseless killings of women and children in the country.
WINDOKO – Likomu zefitelela 41 000 lishwile mwalikweli zelishumi, mi likomu zeñata lizwelapili kushwa
WINDHOEK - UN House Namibia on Friday introduced electric vehicles (EVs) to the local automotive market
VON BACH- Doctainment hosted the 2019 Windhoek Spring Fiesta in partnership with Malibu and Power
WINDHOEK – Information minister Stanley Simataa has implored Namibian journalists to resolutely resist the temptation to be caught up in the web of “fake news”.
WINDHOEK – The executive committee of the controversy-ridden Namibia Premier League (NPL) yesterday hastily met to deliberate on their recent suspension by the Fifa-appointed Normalisation Committee for the
Growing up in the dusty streets of Katutura modest suburb Soweto, young Esther decided to participate in sporting activities to fend off bullying in the neighbourhood.
A lot has been said about the Welwitschias’ somewhat lukewarm performance at the Rugby World Cup
WINDHOEK – With decades of modelling experience, setting trends and getting highest recognitions in the
WINDHOEK – This week’s downgrade of Namibia’s credit rating by Fitch Ratings reflects the mutually
On 26 September 2019, I was part of an audience that attended the above lecture hosted by the NBC Omurari Service.
As Namibians gear themselves up for the Presidential and National Assembly elections in about 55 days, we have witnessed a disturbing battle of personalities within our country’s body politic.
Star of the week goes to the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) that started with the roll-out of
OSHAKATI - A 69-year-old man, charged under the Insolvency Act and also with fraud into the missing
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s well maintained biodiversity brings in a whopping N$13 billion annually,
WINDHOEK - The Fifa-appointed Normalisation Committee for the Namibia Football association (NFA) has
WINDHOEK – The mining town of Tsumeb will spring to life this weekend when the newly established Maize Triangle Soccer League (MTSL) resumes activities on Saturday.
Nkurenkuru - Sure zaKanuni Haruwodi zelipakerero mosivike kasipwire kazikere zimwe kazifundire
WINDHOEK - Elaine Schlechter joined Welwitschia Insurance Brokers (WIB) on July 1, 2019 as the new
Team Namibia has encouraged all local businesses, irrespective of whether they produce goods or
WINDHOEK – Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein says government remains optimistic that economic
WINDHOEK - Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says government is determined that no one
WINDHOEK – TransNamib is moving about 1 000 tons of drought relief cargo from the port of Walvis Bay to inland destinations within the country.
WINDHOEK – Local telecommunications giant MTC, which is the headline sponsor of the controversy-ridden
WINDHOEK- Despite innumerable calls and pleas from local sports activists, experts and community
WINDHOEK – Gawie Abner Sacky Kanjemba says he is tired of looking at the African continent crumbling while there are people who can help build it. Kanjemba is a young Namibian based in France, acquiring
A local animation production ‘Waka Waka Moo’ that features children from all over the country and local
WINDHOEK – On Saturday, September 28, which was International Right to Information Day, fesmedia Africa conducted a successful art workshop with children in Havana.
WINDHOEK – The treatment of inmates in Namibia by society has worried a young psychologist who had the
WINDHOEK - The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) is excited to announce the celebration of its
WINDHOEK - Bank of Namibia (BoN) has confirmed that activity in the domestic economy slowed during
OKAEPE - The management of Okaepe Project School in Okakarara Constituency was hailed for its
WINDHOEK - Trustco United head coach Robbie Dickson yesterday joined other local rugby experts in
ǀAEǁGAMS – Namibiab ge 47 !hūga go ǁhûiǂui hîab visade !hūb !nâ ǂgâxas ǀkha nî xoaǂuibaga. Hoa !nona
Globalization and climate change present new challenges in the way in which farmers operate their
WINDHOEK – President Hage Geingob on Thursday evening invited representatives of key global private
WINDHOEK – Member of Parliament (MP) Royal /UI/o/oo has called for the compensation of not less than
WINDHOEK - The Education Business division of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed leading
WINDHOEK – One of the major causes of the country’s urban housing challenge is the migration of
WINDHOEK – The University of Namibia stadium was filled with concert-goers on Saturday evening as they came to witness entertainment by the best in the industry. The event also saw many artists performing
WINDHOEK- The International Food and Crafts Bazaar is taking place at the Franco Namibian Cultural
WINDHOEK – Afro-pop group, Maszanga, and local producer Araffath Muhuure have decided to bury the
Namibia woke up to the devastating news of the sudden passing of one the country’s most colourful athletes, one Johannes Nande Mbako, aka “Nandos” on Tuesday after losing a long battle with ill-health.
WINDHOEK - One of Namibia’s insurance giants Metropolitan yesterday lived up to its slogan that says
WINDHOEK - The Namibia Food and Allied Workers Union (Nafau) and major retailer, Pick n Pay, have
WINDHOEK - OTC Markets Group Inc., operator of financial markets for 10 000 United States and global
Africa’s largest trade agreement, the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) has been
Higher education at the University of Namibia is poised for phenomenal heights as revealed at the glorious first spring graduation ceremony the institution held on Wednesday this week.
The Yoruba say that “with shoes, one can walk on thorns.” My understanding is that once a danger is known, one can take the necessary precautionary measures.
WINDHOEK- President Hage Geingob on Wednesday re-affirmed socio-economic gains made in Namibia.
WINDHOEK – The Omusati Regional Police spokesperson Inspector Lineekela Shikongo has cautioned
WINDHOEK – After almost three years out of action, one of Namibia’s most skilful boxers Johannes ‘Baluka’
Windhoek - Mukurona pamberwa zositata saVenduka Robert Kahimise katente asi kapi nalimbururako asi
WINDHOEK - The N≠a Jaqna Conservancy recently held their most successful Annual General Meeting to
Mureza, a new African car brand, recently debuted in Johannesburg. The much-awaited Mureza initially
WINDHOEK – An industry-wide banking strike scheduled to take place in South Africa this Friday is not bank
WINDHOEK – The Ministry of Finance has responded to complaints regarding a perceived delay in the
Feeling humbled, I had the honour to be in the front row seat to witness the return of the first two batches
WINDHOEK - The National Special Risks Insurance Association (Nasria) yesterday became the latest
WINDHOEK – She has been described as a “very special lady” who hones in on a target once she has set
WINDHOEK- Insurance company Sanlam Namibia and Shaetonhodi Optometrist have teamed up once again
WINDHOEK - DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services, which is a joint venture formed between DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines, is up scaling its operations in Ethiopia. The company has named Berhanu
WINDHOEK - The maximum monthly potential cash back earnings of FNB Rewards has been increased across all segments from September 1, 2019.
WINDHOEK – One of Africa’s leading entertainment platforms’ digital apps put customers first and empower them to manage their accounts for an elevated viewing experience.
WINDHOEK - Headway Consulting recently signed on as Silver Sponsor for the 6th National ICT Summit
WINDHOEK - The continued contraction in housing prices is not a surprising outcome given the severely
Informal settlements are increasingly emerging in cities in developing countries across the world, including Africa.
WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has announced that the Protected Areas and Wildlife Management Bill is in the stages of finalisation.
WINDHOEK – The Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi says the difficult economic climate has affected the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF), whose
WINDHOEK – At its Ordinary Annual General Meeting (OAGM) held in Windhoek on Saturday, member clubs
WINDHOEK - Various coaches from regions such as Kavango East, Oshana and Oshikoto have applauded
ǂKHOANDAWES - ǀGâsiba ǀOroǀoros tsî ǀHûhâsib Ûiǀgauba Kō!gâs Ministeris ge ǂoago wekheb Mantaxtsēs
ǀAEǁGAMS - ǀHaob ain ge 19 ǂâisāhe rana ai!â gere ǂoa sâǁaeb ai !khōsis !nâ !hūb a ǂhabase ge ūhe
ZAMBEZI – The Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) in collaboration with a consortium of partners are
WINDHOEK- FirstRand Namibia Staff Assistance Trust announced yesterday that it has approved tuition fees for 38 applicants of previously disadvantaged non-managerial staff.
WINDHOEK – State-owned rail enterprise TransNamib’s chief executive officer (CEO) Johny Smith has been
WINDHOEK – One of the American nationals currently on trial in the Windhoek High Court suffered another