For the past three months nearly 400 local companies have given notice of their intention to retrench a total of 5 748 workers, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to disrupt economies across the world.
Namibia’s High Court came through at the 11th hour to rescue ailing Air Namibia after the Transportation Commission of Namibia unceremoniously attempted to suspend Air Namibia’s Scheduled Air Services Licence this week.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform has told the Gubagub community – who remain steadfast on ancestral land claims – that landlessness is becoming chronic in Namibia but it is not unique to Khomas region where they claim to have lost land.
On 27 June 2020, I had the privilege and honour to attend the burial of my former principal and mentor, one of the illustrious and iconic sons of Namibia, Alfons Mono Dikuua, from the formidable Hambukushu Royal Family. In this tribute, I start my writing with the following expression, wherever he finds himself right now:
The subtext or unstated mission of last week’s quick comments on quarantine or caution fatigue was to find out how people can be encouraged to keep their focus on doing the right thing.
Otjomuise-Erero kweri wezire ovivarero ovipe o 22 vyo vandu mo Namibia nai mbenondwi yomutjise imbwi o Corona, ousipi o Covid-19.
Otjomuise- Kombundo’ mieze vivari no ma yuva yetatu ndinondi otjiuru tjo porise ya Namibia, Omukondonenene Ongenera Sebastian Ndeitunga, okuza no ku karyangera ovaÞuta va Pukiro mena rongendo yo u runga wo vi namwinyo, owo nai mbu tjiheri ko u runga nu ngwari mbwarira okupunda, kapena otji¿a na tjimwe tjatjitwa.
OTJOMUISE- Orutu rOtjiwa¿a tja Pukiro rOkupirura Ourunga wOvinamwinyo (Community Against Stock Theft Organisation poo ousupi o CASO) rwa toororere ovanane notjirata tjipe.
The 15-year global effort to improve the lives of people everywhere through the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 was already off track by the end of 2019.
Nombunga politika dakara asi mpombongarero zanavenye kuna lipakerere omu dina kutjilisa mbunga zaSWAPO asi tavazi kompanguro morwa mavango nye aga gakara gonokomitiyee omu mbunga zaSWAPO vana hara kugusa mavango nagenye vakare vanasipundi novanasipundi gona morwa ngesi awo kuna kuoma asi kapi yina wapa omu vana litumbura velike.
A jobless woman spent her 50th birthday by feeding and donating several items to a destitute family from the Goreangab informal settlement.
OTJIMUHAKA - Residents of the Otjimuhaka in Kunene region are still over the moon after Telecom Namibia installed a network tower two years ago at the village.
Popular Democratic Movement leader McHenry Venaani has described the late educationist Martin Shipanga’s dedication and commitment to drive a generation of black people out of the “doldrums of hopelessness” as noteworthy to become a standing leader in society.
GOBABIS - The Ombara Otjitambi yOvaherero community, Vekuii Rukoro, last week Friday paid a courtesy visit to Omaheke governor Pijoo Nganate.
An attempt by law firm Shikongo Law Chambers to claim N$3.1 million from a Chinese construction company in legal fees allegedly accrued during a court challenge of the cancelled N$7 billion Hosea Kutako International Airport tender was shot down by the High Court last week.
Defence minister Peter Vilho shot back at the auditor general’s office, describing the institution’s staff as a “sabre-toothed tigers” who are in the habit of instilling fear in the lives of executive directors with threats of adverse opinions and subpoena.
WALVIS BAY - After battling coronavirus for almost two months, Walvis Bay resident Rudi Witulski was finally released from the Welwitschia private hospital at the town on Friday morning.
It is unfair and outright stupid for one to blame others for not fully meeting the expectations of one when it comes to addressing national socio-economic issues in their entirety
The coronavirus pandemic presents new and unprecedented challenges to the world.
KATIMA MULILO – Limembala zalipisinisi ili bayahi banaha China babapila mwasikiliti sa Zambezi, nebatambekile neulo ya lico zateko yekona kulikana N$54 920, ili zekafiwa kwamabasi ashebile mwasikiliti.
Kongola – Limembala zeñwi za kopano ya Swapo mwa silalanda sa Kongola, kuzwelela kwa mitayi yelishumi kayemine mwasilalanda sa Kongola, mwasikiliti sa Zambezi basabisa kuli bakaipangula hakutaha kwa liketisa za milonga ni likiliti zesataha silimo se, bakeñisa kuli kopano ipalezwi kutatulula misunga yezwelapili mwasilalanda.
Landless People’s Movement (LPM) parliamentarians yesterday claimed provocation by Swapo members in the National Assembly, asserting that ruling party MPs were allowed to call opposition leaders derogatory names without any injunction from the presiding officer.
Journalist Kuzeeko Tjitemisa spoke to the Minister of Justice Yvonne Dausab on her short, medium and long-term plans to enhance justice and to expound on the challenges facing the ministry and the state of the judiciary system.
Otjomuise- Osondaha indi ovana zongamburiro vo zo mbongo peke peke otjimarire totjikando otjitenga okuworongana motjivarero otjinene opp kozonbongo indo zondindi motjivarero atjihe tjinga nambano morukondwa orutjaine ovando mbu ma veworongana averi potjivarero o 2500 poo kehi ya nao.
While the country is in the throes of responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, cases of malaria caused by mosquitos are on the increase in the two Kavango regions, where the disease claimed 14 lives since January until last week on Wednesday, confirmed the chief medical officer.
The police at Walvis Bay are investigating a Chinese couple on allegations they are selling Chinese medicine purportedly that prevents people from contracting Covid-19 at the coastal town.
The executive director in the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, Selma Ashipala-Musavyi, has retired this week from her position and the public service.
The Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) feels despite all good intentions and effort, the local tourism market will not be able to save the sector, which needs at least 40% occupancy to survive.
Residents of Siraro village of Mpungu constituency in Kavango West have written a petition focusing on the transgressions of a man who has lived at that village for four years but had to be evicted for grabbing communal land on several occasions.
The statistics for Covid-19 are on the rise in Namibia.
Self-proclaimed prophet Jackson Babi and his co-accused Ananias Ananias, who were initially arraigned on charges of being in possession of rhino horns, appeared on a separate charge in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court for offering a N$13 000 bribe to investigation officers last Friday.
As it is known to many that dystocia is very uncommon in goats, it was surprising to attend to a considerable number of dystocias in goats in 2019.
With the commencement of the winter season, small stock (goats and sheep) farmers have a big task at hand of ensuring that this lambing (sheep birth) and kidding (goat birth) season progresses well in order to potentially achieve their production targets.
Dītsâdi hîas ǁKharas ǀKharisi ǀAwemā!nansa ra dīdi îs Aimûǀgarus 2030 di ǀaweǁguiga ǀoasase dīǂuise, xaweb ge, ǂkhari-omn mâsiba nēsib īsa !oa 2030ǁî kurib mûǂuiba ǀoasase sîsenǂuisa ra !hâumâi.
Teaching is a noble profession, a talent resulting from an innate capacity to serve as a hub transmitting belt of knowledge.
The three dams that supply water to the central areas have enough water to last for the next two years, NamWater chief executive officer Abraham Nehemia has assured the nation in light of a previous series of dry spells that depleted the country’s main supply dams.
The lack of proper road networks in Ohangwena region, especially in remote areas, remains a hindrance to development in rural areas but the non-existence of roads also affects the movement of residents in those areas, lamented Ohangwena Governor Walde Ndevashiya.
The recognition of Chief Hosea Kutako by naming the country’s international airport after him and placing Chief Hendrik Witbooi’s face on the monetary unit are symbolic and don’t relieve the suffering and historic poverty entrapment of their communities that have still not structurally been addressed.
In light of a directive from the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development to local authorities, the Gobabis Municipality resolved to prohibit long-distance trucks to park or overnight in town with effect from 3 July 2020, stated the CEO of the Gobabis Municipality, Ignatius Thudinyane.
Some Swapo members from the party’s 14 branches in Kongola district in the Zambezi region are threatening to revolt against the party come the local and regional elections slated for later this year for its alleged failure to resolve long-standing internal disputes.
Responding to the public outcry for affordable private healthcare, Khomas Medical Centre and Sanlam have collaborated to introduce the Khomas Loyalty Fund (KLF).
WINDOKO – Liluko la tuto libulela kuli hakuna mafosisa likolo halikupa bashemi kunyatela mapampili akutokwa buikalabelo hala butuku bwa Covid-19.
WALVIS BAY – Mukwaezi wa motikala yelonga libyana yapila kwa Walvis Bay, ili yomuñwi wabapili kuswalelwa kakokwani ka Covid-19, usweli kunyaziwa kuli kiyena yana hasanyize kakokwani.
As a means of complying with efforts towards the successful implementation of Vision 2030 which espouses the provision of improved sanitation and good hygiene, the //Kharas Regional Council held ground-breaking ceremonies for the construction of flush toilets to replace bucket toilets at Aroab and Aus.
Covid-19 has affected all forms of social and economic activity in and around the country.
Article 10 of the Namibian constitution states that all people are equal regardless of their sex, race , social or economic status.
Chinese business people have committed to remain firm in the multi-sectoral effort to help the Namibian government to fight the Covid-19 pandemic that has disrupted global economic activities, by pledging to help feed those in need in the Oshikoto region.
Firstly, I will start off with explaining what this heading means. Virtually, we have come to understand that Swapo as an organisation has always been a people`s organisation that has been loved so much, henceforth, the members of the Swapo party like myself call ourselves Swapos out of love and mere belonging.
WALVIS BAY – The business community at Walvis Bay yesterday welcomed the announcement by President Hage Geingob to allow economic activity to return to the coastal town despite strict travel restrictions.
RUNDU – Elizabeth Nepemba Correctional Facility in Kavango West region says it is pleased to assist nearby schools with restoring their damaged school chairs and desks without compensation with the help of offenders who are being taught basic vocational technical skills.
A University of Namibia’s associate professor has decried the meagre public funding of research activities, saying the scant allocation of resources is negatively affecting institutions of higher learning to contribute meaningfully to the fight against Covid-19.
The issue of national reconciliation has reappeared in the National Assembly.
If there was ever a less known and under-appreciated institution in government, it would be the Namibian Correctional Service (NCS).
!Ereamsa Chinab !nâ ūhâ ǂgaeǂguis ge ǂganamsendi hîan Chinab !hūǁîn ǂharugub ǂnûiǂgādi Namibiab !nâ hâde ra dīdi, gaxuse !âuhe hâ
Xrat 10 di skolǀgôab, Kaiǀaub dib ge hāǀaro ra ǁkhāǁkhāsens ǁgau!nâde ǁîb kurisa skolǀgôana gere mā, ǀgui timî tsî gu ge skolga daode a ǂganam Covid-19 !aroma xawe.
As the number of coronavirus cases in the country spiked at the weekend, both Air Namibia and the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) confirmed an immediate lockdown of their respective head offices and a return to stage 1 Covid-19 lockdown measures due to possible exposure to the virus.
OMUTHIYA - A number of unemployed qualified teachers staged a peaceful demonstration at Omuthiya on Friday where they demanded the abolishment of job interviews, claiming the process was a waste of resources as hundreds scramble for few posts.
The African Union recently rolled out the Partnership to Accelerate Covid-19 Testing (PACT), building on the lessons from past outbreaks and epidemics.
On 9 June 2020, viewers around the globe were glued to international TV networks to watch the live coverage of the funeral of George Floyd.
Nihaike kamaiso ya katengo ka Affirmative Repositioning (AR), ibulela kuli maikuto ateñi atomami kwaliketisa za tutengo twa litolopo mwa kweli ya Njimwana, munyatisisi walitaba zalipolitiki ukengela kana katengo ka AR kakona kufetula lipolitiki zakona zaliswanelo za sicaba kuba lipolitiki zanaha.
His greatest ambition lies in crafting a progressive and flourishing entertainment industry, hence he credits the likes of Robert Shipanga, Sula Kyababa, Fidel Odel, and DJ Remind as his biggest influencers who propelled him to start doing things on his own, mastering the craft of turning talents into a business.
Omuveo wa KaÞumba- Ongooneya ya Maheke, Pijoo Nganate, meripurire ko ku sembamisa okapare kovanane vombazu voru kondwa rwa maheke.
Otjomuise- Okwiisira kovitjitwa peke peke mehi nganduu kouye wopendje katjisupi ongondoroka no ma zepero wo ndekurona ya Africa no mukwatera wa America, George Floyd, ongahukiro kutja OtjiÞiro Otjindjandja nambano tjekuru oku yenena oku riyanena no ku riyama embo riurisiwe nditja “Tjitjekura Tjeriyama”.
On 5 June 2017, Arab states led by Saudi Arabia severed all diplomatic ties with Qatar. Bahrain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia imposed a land, sea and air embargo on Doha to impel the Middle East state to alter its foreign policy.
Munamberewa kurona godoropa zaBukalo ana parapo kugava mberewa, nampili moomu asi ezuva lyendi lyokukara asi age murugani gondango zodoropa zina kayhege kwedi kakupwire.
Nkuuru gomukunda Kavango zoupumezuva Bonifatius Wakudumo kahuguvarere ministeli nokuzipandura minsteli zo mapukururo, magwanekere nounkurungu morwa elituromo lyazo mokugava udivi ntanteko kuhamena kompuyuta modoropa zaRundu.
Ohangwena ruha roukanguki mukurona gwawo John Hango katente asi awo kub akara novantu 44 ava vana tura mevango lyokundindilira pevango eli vatlisapo lyakara modoropa zaOshikango.
The country’s agrarian reform must be a tool for redressing poverty, inequality and unemployment, Landless People’s Movement (LPM) leader and Member of Parliament Bernadus Swartbooi said on Monday.
Travellers who overstayed their temporary permits due to the disruption to flights caused by the Covid-19 have been granted an exemption and will therefore not be declared illegal immigrants for the time being.
RUNDU - The Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade in the Kavango East handed over 41 000 face masks meant for pensioners, vulnerable children and marginalised communities in the region on Monday.
At the beginning of 2020, an outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, never seen before, raged around the world, posing a severe threat to the safety and health of all human beings. As one of the first virus-stricken countries, through months’ painstaking efforts and tremendous sacrifice, China has achieved an initial victory in containing the spread of the virus.
Some farmers in the //Kharas region could incur potential livestock losses should the cold conditions, compounded by windy and rainy conditions, prevail in the south. This is the view of Karasburg Farmers Association chairperson Hansie Esthuyse.
Kavango East governor Bonifatius Wakudumo has praised the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) for providing free basic computer training to Rundu residents.
Life is a daily struggle and one of hardship for two elderly men from the San community living at Tondoro village in Kavango West region, who live together through abject poverty. One of the two men is crippled while the other is blind.
!Nanidisiǀgamǀa (62) kurixa kairs, Debbie Maxuilili Ankamas ge Namibiab kaira khoena ra ǁgoaǂui in ǂōrisasib ǀkha ǁguiri ûitsamaxūn tsî !hanaǂgāb !nâ tsî ǁnās ǀkha ǂhanuba !kharese !gû!oa mâsib ǂûǁawosasib dib ǂnamipe !hūb a ǂhabase.
The minister of education, Anna Nghipondoka, has noted with concern that the provision of physical education facilities such as additional classrooms, new schools, hostels and maintenance remains a challenge as the bulk of the ministry’s N$14 billion allocation goes to operational expenditure.
When I was in India, I updated my Facebook status, saying “What is the use of wishing women a happy mother’s day while you respect animals more than them?”, went to church for a good three hours and came back to death threats from college mates and my broadcasting lecturer summoning me to his office.
The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) in Oshikoto has expressed disappointment in the conduct of some members of parliament, saying the use of insults and vulgar words does not reflect well on a Christianity nation that is also driven by cultural norms.
WalvisBay -sure vana kutumbura asi Hillside Christian College kava hagekesere posiruwo gona mitili gwawo ogu gaza monombudi ahanese mbudi zendi zokuhamena rutandu.
Gumwe gadivikwa muhudisi Jackson Babi nkera kagusirepo ehundiro lyendi lyopangenderera eli gatuliremo muhahende gwendi Kadhila Amoomo kompanguro zekeguru sivike esi sina puko omu gahundilire asi ngano vahamukwata ntani vahaza vakakona kone embo lyendi nalinye morwa tayikara ngwendi kapisi paveta.
Varongwa vane wovamati womosure Swakopmenu secondery school nkera kavavakonakonene kokambumburu koCovid 19 konyima tupu opo kavalikidire asi awo kuna kara nouvera wesakisa -vana kutjangwilira asi kuvhura kukara uvera owu ngesi vana vatura mosipangero sepangero.
Youthful Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarian Inaaviposa Hengari said the cost of corruption in the public sector is paid for by poor people and unemployed young people who cannot get work because money intended for development is being used to purchase holiday homes and luxury cars.
Government has been urged to support smallholder farmers in terms of improved seeds, fertilisers, logistics, water availability, training and appropriate implements. Landless People’s Movement (LPM) parliamentarian Edmund Isaaks requested the National Assembly last week.
NKURENKURU - Although school principals in the Kavango West region have indicated that they are coping with the current safety measures put in place during the reopening of face-to-face classes, some remain doubtful that the situation will remain the same once all learners return for lessons.
The number of children between the ages of 5 and 17 working in agriculture has been on the rise globally since 2012. Increasing from 98 million to 108 million children, agriculture accounts for 71% of all child labour.
Council members serving on local public universities should at least possess a minimum master’s degree qualification, information minister Peya Mushelenga proposed in the National Assembly last week. Mushelenga recommended to the minister of higher education, Itah Kandii-Murangi, that the acts governing tertiary institutions should be revisited to provide for appropriate requirements for membership to the councils of the two public institutions.
“They committed a modern day lynching in broad daylight . . . I can’t stand for that!”
Digital literacy refers to the ability of users to utilise, access and productively use digital devices such as mobile phones, PCs/laptops and other platforms to share constructive news or events
KATIMA MULILO – Baituti ba litopa za 11 ni 12 mwa sikiliti sa Zambezi nebakutezi kwasikolo, kasamulaho aliviki zakukwalwa kwalikolo zasicaba ni zakwa mukunda kuzwa mwakweli ya Lyatamani, ili kulatelela milao yakulwanisa kakokwani kakatasalize lifasi kafela ka Covid-19.
WINDOKO – Yabizwa mupolofita Jackson Babi niya nyazwa niyena Frzans Naululu Dumeni, ili bane baswanela kubonahala mwa khuta ya muatuli mwa Windoko viki yefelile, kuli bayo ikupela kulibelela muzeko wabona kwande, nebaboni taba yabona iswa la 24 Sikulu kulumelela lipatisiso za sipokola kuzwelapili.
Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has defended the N$6.2 billion allocated to the ministry of defence, saying civil operations of the ministry directly promote economic growth through their business activities and protection of the country’s natural resources.
Grade 11 and 12 learners in Zambezi region have returned to school after weeks of nationwide closure that shut public and private schools since March due to the enforcement of the state of emergency that was triggered by the Covid-19 global pandemic.
With the reopening on Wednesday of both public and private schools for Grade 11 and 12 learners it was smooth sailing in the //Kharas region as the majority of schools successfully complied with the state of emergency regulations to ensure the virulent coronavirus is kept in check.
Otjomuise- Otjoro tjo 74, ndiri epango rovandu mbakwatwa mo mbura indji o 1974, ndjiri ombura wina osikore indji o Chief Hosea KuÞako mOmongua, tji ya paturuka, Oroviungura tje ri kwambere kozo ngondjero mo Namibia okuvatere ovahepauke mo ru veze ro u zeu mena ro mu tjise wo Corona.
Ehungiro- Omandaha tjiyari 25 ku Kambundu yari eyuva ra Africa ekoverwa arihe ra Africa, nawina ozondekurona za Africa momahi wo zonganda, tjirizemburuka eyuva ro ma sembamisieo yoruwano rwa Africa mo mbura indji o 1963 mo tjihuro ohongora tja Ethopia, o Addis Ababa.
OPUWO - Some of the visually impaired residents of Opuwo feel they are excluded and left out of Covid-19-related programmes.
Stakeholders from the multi-sectoral stratum continued to show their support and assistance towards the containment of the fast-spreading Covid-19 pandemic when the Oshikoto Regional Council received 300 surgical masks from Element Medical Suppliers to be distributed to the most needy.
RUNDU – Because the wearing of face masks has become mandatory in public places as a preventive measure for Covid-19, a well-known Rundu tailor Toze Bejami on Wednesday donated 300 masks to help government curtail the spread of the pandemic.
Konyara vantu wokusika ko 1400 kwavapa matengekero morwa epuko eli vavagwana vaporosi mwaza sirongo morwa kapi vasikisamo veta ezi zo Covid 19 vatulire mosirugana kutunda mwa Nsinano 2020 ano ava vakwata kuna kara nye dogoro mwaKudumogona mvhura zeezi.
Nkurenkuru-mukarelipo gwaAngola moNamibia Oliveira Francisco-Guilherme kakadingwire komberewa zanguuru gomukunda Kavango zoutokero Sirrka Ausiku sivike esi kasipwireko.
Mutungimo momukunda ana kara norunyegenyo morwa mukaro ogu kansela gomukunda ana kuruganesa varugani womomberewa zaKeetmanshoop Urban, Maxie Minaar.
The Namibian Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) will be granting a once-off payment of up to US$250 (N$4 352) to support students currently studying abroad, as part of its contribution towards the Covid-19 pandemic.
Karasburg East constituency councillor Dennis Coetzee has denied allegations that he deliberately withheld information from the public regarding the production of face masks in favour of a company owned by his wife. “Dennis Coetzee deliberately withheld information on a government tender for the manufacturing of face masks, in the process arranged that his wife’s company, Denacle Investments, be awarded the tender,” an aggrieved resident Jacobus Basson claimed in a petition seen by New Era.
RUNDU - The Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) says schools should not bar learners from attending classes because of their hairstyles. “Nanso further calls on all schools across Namibia to adhere to the call by the ministry of education that no learner be sent home as a result of their hairstyle. Nanso calls on all learners to remain calm as we await on the guidelines from the Office of the Attorney General that will regulate this situation in both state and private schools,” Nanso spokesperson Dylan Mukoroli said in a statement.
Three hundred needy and vulnerable households in Kavango West last week received food parcels from Tunacor Fisheries Limited. The gesture aims to ease the threat of food insecurity being posed by the coronavirus global pandemic. The donation comprised of boxes of frozen fish, dry food and school stationery.
ARIAMSVLEI - As a region bordering directly with South Africa, which accounts for almost 80% of Namibia’s imports, a need exist to relook at Covid-19 mitigation measures in place at the Ariamsvlei and Noordoewer border posts, said //Kharas governor Aletha Fredericks. The governor made the remarks during a stakeholder consultation meeting held last week at Ariamsvlei.
The world is in an uproar! The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020 in the USA was an act of premeditated murder as called by some. Police in the United States of America has through the years being on a killing spree against people of colour, and nothing was being done against them.
When Larry Kramer passed away on 27 May, the world lost an AIDS activist that many who are infected with or affected by HIV or AIDS might not know the critical role he played in the gains towards policy and treatment enjoyed today worldwide. It was his aggressive demands for a strong response to the AIDS crisis that helped change the US health policy in the 1980s and 90s, as he foresaw a disease that could kill millions irrespective of their sexual orientation and sadly, his prediction came to pass.
Shanghais, ǁnā haka !ā!khōmaidi, People’s Republiki Chinab dib didi ǀguis tsî ǁkhāti a !gâsa kai!ās ǀAeǁgams ǀkhas, ge 20 000 maskerde Namibiab dana!ās di ǁanǂgāsabena huis nē ǁōsa khoraǂuisensa ǁkhaes !aroma ge ǀkhae. Shanghais ge !khawagas Yangtze !āb dis !nâ ǂnôa tsî 24.3 miljun ǁanǂgāsabena ūhâ. Shanghais ge hoa !hūbaisises ǁîsa marisi aib ais tsî !kharaga ǂâiǀgaugu tsî xūna dīs ǀkha ǂansa !āsa. Ai!â gere ǂoa wekheb Fraitaxs ais ge Chinese !hūb ǂNûǁkhaebas ǀAeǁgams !nâsa 20 000 xa a !nāsa N95 maskerde ǀAeǁgams !Ā!khōmaisa ge ǀkhae.
ǀAeǁgams !Ā!khōmais ge ǀgaisa ǂâiǂhansensa ge gowaǂui ǁnāti ī ū!oaheǁoasa ǂkhôadīs hîa khoen nî ǂhanu-ūga ra mâihe ǁgamamdi tsî nau hâ ǂhâǂhâsa sîsenūxūn ai ra dīhegu ǂnamipe. Nē ra ǂkhôadīhen ge ǂhanub ge Covid-19 ǂōǂōsib ǁaeb !nâ huib ase ǁnāti ī !garo!ā !âgu tsî ǂnaumâi ǁganǁguigu tsîna !gōsase a mâibaga, in tsēkorobe !anu ǁgam-e ūhâ ǁkhā.
Telecom to the rescue… People with hearing impairment, who are unable to dial in on the toll-free Covid-19 number will henceforth be served via WhatsApp on 0851 100 100. Telecom Namibia sponsored a WhatsApp number, as well as a mobile device to the Covid-19 call centre.
My friend Vicky Joel, runs the Circle of Hope Academy in Ondangwa. This is a school for children suffering from a range of disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Bipolar Disorder. ADHD for instance is a mental illness that is prominent amongst young children and it thus affects the way they act and focus. On a daily basis, Vicky has to care and teach children who are hyperactive, who are inattentive and have a hard time controlling urges and take a lot of risks.
When security guards are fighting for salary increment, we are there. When Shoprite employees took to the streets to protest against inhumane working conditions, we marched with them. When teachers demand a pay rise and their bush allowance, equally, we were there. But who will march for or with us when it comes to bread and butter issues confronting journalists? No one!
America, or more specifically the United States, is usually called the land of great opportunity. Those who capitalise on the big opportunities provided in the United States are said to be living the American dream. The rest of the world has heard of popular American names like Capitol Hill, Wall Street, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, etc., and it is especially in those types of places that the American dream is built and most notably realised.
WINDOKO – Likolo mwanaha Namibia hali itukiseza kukwalula mwalituto za pata ka pata hala litopa zabutokwa za 11 ni 12, katengo kakayemela maticele ili kakazibahala ka Nantu kabulela kuli likolo kaufela liswanela kuba mwa makete sakata pili la 3 Mbuwana lisika fita kale. Haiba muuso inge upalelwa kutahisa makete awo, katengo nekazabisize kuli hakuna likolo zeka kwalulwa.
WALIVIS BAY – Muyemeli wa Silalanda sa Tolopo ya Walvis Bay Knowledge Ipinge, nalumelelani ni buiketelo bwa Mueteleli wanaha Hage Geingob bwa kukwala tolopo ya Walvis Bay kapilipli, mi naize neli buiketelo sakata kwaneku la muuso. Geingob nazibahalize Labune kuli tolopo ya Walvis Bay ikakuta kwa mayemo apili akukwaliwa, ili kutoloka kuli hakuna babalumelezwi kuzwa mwamandu haisi babaya kwakuleka lico ni milyani mwamazazi asupile.
The Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) will upscale its testing capacity through automated testing platforms and decentralisation that will see the institution testing up to 327 samples a day. This will see an increase of 192 tests per day as from 8 June. NIP’s current testing capacity per day stands at 164 tests at the Windhoek Central Reference Laboratory (WCRL).
Omusati regional police commander Commissioner Titus Shikongo is concerned some residents of the region are not adhering to state of emergency measures and regulations, specifically regarding the mass gathering and social distancing that help to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Given the challenging economic landscape, comprised of sluggish business activity brought about by the Covid-19 lockdown, coupled with the prolonged recession, finance minister Iipumbu Shiimi on Wednesday said now is not the time to introduce new taxes. As a result, previously announced Income Tax and Value Added Tax proposals, such as a dividend tax for residents, taxation of trusts and subjecting income derived from commercial activities of charitable, religious, educational institutions under Section 16 of the Income Tax Act, introduction of VAT on income of listed asset managers, supply of sugar and mandatory requirement to issue tax invoices by VAT vendors, are still under review.
NKURENKURU – The ministry of education is currently working around the clock to install water tanks at some 54 schools in the Kavango West region. Most of the schools are located in remote areas where there is a huge backlog in the provision of potable water.
The Keetmanshoop municipality has entered into several agreements with property developers as a means to address the increasing need for decent housing for its less fortunate residents.
As is customary every year, the Speaker of National Assembly, Peter Katjavivi, yesterday officiated at the opening of a budget review meeting that is intended to scrutinise the responsiveness of the more than N$72 billion national budget that was tabled by Finance minister Iipumbu Shiimi on Wednesday.
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WALVIS BAY - Cabinet has directed that all authorised officers, including regional councillors, appointed in terms of the National Disaster Risk Management Act, are now required to consult the national leadership before taking any decisions linked to the Covid-19 response interventions.
The Namibian Police in Kavango West region is greatly concerned about illegal crossings that have increased along the porous Namibia-Angola border that is so serious that 306 dug-out canoes used for illegal crossing have been seized.
Community concessions like the King Nehale Conservancy in Oshikoto region are feeling the pinch of the devastating effects from the global Covid-19 pandemic.
A Keetmanshoop-based community activist yesterday distributed over 100 face masks to the poor as a preventative measure against Covid-19. “We, who can afford face masks, need to visit town daily to buy food and essential commodities but at times forget that these same poor people also have nutrition needs but cannot visit shops as they do not have the mandatory face masks to do so,” said Emrico Blaauw.
If the youth want to explore their full potential and to optimally use their abilities to be successful in empowering and sustaining themselves, they should approach the process with the correct mindset, said //Kharas regional governor Aletha Frederick.
Rundu – As part of its corporate social responsibility initiative, the Rundu-based OK Foods recently donated food worth N$7 000 to Hompa Shiyambi children’s home, located some 70 kilometres east of Rundu in the Ndonga-Linena constituency of the Kavango East region.
Moomu yina kara asi nosure domoNamibia tadikapaturuka vakaronge vanona kulironga kontambo ndunge 11 ntani 12, mbunga zovamitili zadivikwa asi NANTU, kavatente asi nosure nadinye dahepa kugwana yiruganeso youhaku komeho zikapaturuke sure mwa Pembagona 1. Ano nsene epangero kapi naliyisikisamo oyo, awo kuna parapo asi hawe nosure kapi nadikapaturuka.
An Omaheke-based woman died in a car crash this past weekend while on her way to attend her father’s burial in northern Namibia. The woman, who was identified as 31-year-old Olivia Ebas, was employed as a senior librarian at the Omaheke education directorate.
The youth league of the National Unity Democratic Organisation Organisation (Nudo) has come out strongly in condemning individuals who are allegedly secretly pushing for the recall of the party’s president and deputy health minister Esther Muinjangue.
The City of Windhoek has raised grave concern over the vandalism of water tanks and other facilities. The facilities were availed as part of government’s intervention to ensure that rural areas and informal settlements in particular, have access to reliable water supply during the Covid-19 crisis.
At a time where many sectors of the economy have adversely been affected by Covid-19, unions representing the majority of civil servants in Namibia have announced there will be no salary increment for public sector employees this year due to the global pandemic.
Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni said in future government wants to formulate regulations to restrict the sale of alcohol at the horseshoe market at the Single Quarters where the main business is the unrestricted selling of alcohol.
Comparative education as a study is particularly essential in education and the world of research. In principle, education is a system of decorative means for the culture of society, which can change forms and models in line with life’s requirements to achieve the ideals of a perfect life, reflected in a country’s model and education system.
Children living on the streets or loosely known as ‘street kids’ have been a concern for several years now. This issue seemed to have gone off the radar for a while, with previous efforts to reintegrate street children back into their homes and schools. With the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the plight of street children has resurfaced.
Hardap ǀkharib !nâ ǁgoe Omomas di ǁanǂgāsaben, ge ra ǁgū aitsama ûibasensa, Pro Namibian Children ti ǀon hâ ǂnûiǂgās di huib ǀkha. Nē ǂhanub !auga mâ ǂnûiǂgās ge ǀhûhâsib !aroma !hanab projeks ǀkha ge tsoatsoa, in nē ǁaeb Covid-19 dib !nâ ǂûn ǂhâbasa ǀnōb ai nî hâsa ǁawoǁawo ǂuru ǀhûhâsiba omkhâis !aroma.
Kai tsî ǀgaisa sîsenxasib, ǂgari-aon tsî ǀawa!namn dib hîa ûitsamaxūn !nariba Omaheke ǀKharib !nâ !khamǂuis ǀkha a ǁaxab, ge go īǁkhā kai in ǁaupexa 100 !narihe hâ gomana ǂoage wekheb Wunstaxs ai Otjombinde ǁhûi!nâharis !nâ hō-oahesa.
Ministris ǂurusib dis ǀae!khō-aob, Dr Ishmael Katjitaeb ge ǁnāti ī !aob ǀhûhâsib !nâ hâb, ǀnîsib ǂhanuba ǂhanu !nurigu Covid-19 diga mā!kharu tama tsî ra sâus diba go ǂhara.
Economists expect a substantial increase in the resource allocation towards the social sectors and have even suggested another emergency income grant (EIG) to stimulate economic growth when finance minister Iipumbu Shiimi tables his first national budget next week.
The inhabitants of Omomas in the Hardap region are striving to become self-sufficient with the help from Pro Namibian Children. This non-governmental organisation has established a community gardening project in the hopes of improving food security amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fort McMurray, Ocanada- Mokurooro ku kwa zuko Ngurimuje Mujoro ondera ndjasere kutja wa ronda oku mu yarura ko Namibia okuza po ru tinajdnaj ro zo ndera rouye rwa Edmonton wee sira wina aharondo.
OMAUEZONJANDA- Otjiwa¿a tjo va Þuta okuza me Pukiro orini nganduu ko Eiseba na Tjombinde kanaa tjaseerewe no mambo watjo motjari uriri nu ngwari wina tjaseerwe atja pama tjinga otjo tjini atjihina tja ye nenene oku hakaena no tjiuru tjo porise otjini okumupa inga ngeri motjari tjatjo owo nai ngamba nge tji pamisa ohunga no u runga wo vi namwinyo mba honapara.
NKURENKURU - Angola’s consulate general in Namibia Oliveira Francisco Guilherme paid a courtesy visit to the Kavango West regional governor Sirrka Ausiku last week.
The state of emergency, precipitated by Covid-19, has brought changes and challenges to the majority of Namibians, a situation that has impacted on people’s daily lives, as they have to include school activities in their daily schedule.
The Namibian President, Dr Hage G. Geingob, declared a state of emergency for six months in March 2020. Additionally, he started with the country’s lockdown of two regions i.e. Khomas and Erongo.
In my last article on the family, I wrote about the protection and the joy children bring into our lives and the potential they have of deepening one’s relationship with the world. On the other hand, it has been said before, that “the way a society treats its children is a reflection of the dynamics of that society”.
!Hūb di ǁÛb di ǁkhoreb ge, ǁaupexab ǂhanuba N$200 miljun marisa nî sâusa sao ra koro kurigu !nâ, hânas mîǁguib hîas ge dana ǂgaeǂguisa a ūb în tā ǀasa autona ministern tsî ǂhanub berodi mâisan !aroma ǁamahes diba nî sîsenǂuihes karao.
ǀNî !âǀhuru-aon ǁgau!nâs !nân, ge ǁî!nāpe go ǀhûǀgui, ǀgôan hîa xrat 11 tsî xrat 12 hâra !nâ hân nî skolgu ǁga 3 Gamaǀaeb dis ai ǁarusa. ǁNās ǀguis ge nî īǁkhā kai ǁîn noxopa nē kurib di 18 Hôasoreb dis ai ǁkhāǁkhāsens kurib âna nî dītoasa.
ǀAwa!namn ge wekheb ǁaeb !nâ 22 khoena !khōsis !nâ ge ū, ǀhubuǀhubusenxūn ǀkha !gaeǁaresa ūhâ ǁhōn ǀkha. ǁNāpa go New Erab ǂhôare-ao-i xa ǁawoǁawosa tama !gôagu ase goro dīhe !gôagu hîa ǀawa!namn ge !kharu ge tsēdi !nâ gere mā !nurigu !oagu i ge ra ǁgau, N$1 miljuns ǁkhāsiba ūhâ ǀhūbuǀhubsenxūnan ge khoena xu a ǀhanasa.
The father of a 22-year-old woman who has been missing for over a month in Walvis Bay said they need closure. Shannon Darlikie Wasserfall’s father Tega Matheus said her daughter always communicated about her whereabouts when she goes out.
The ministry of safety has been given 10 days to pay more than N$100 000 to a police constable who was unfairly dismissed from work in 2018. Sakeus Eden Inyemba was awarded a settlement of N$105 204 for salaries in arrears in 2019 when he received a default judgement against the ministry of safety and the inspector general of the Namibian police.
Shot in the arm… The Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) last week received a much-needed donation of N$4.8 million from the Social Security Commission. The money will be used to procure reagents and other necessities to help scale up the country’s Covid-19 testing capability.
About 150 families, including a visually impaired woman, received food parcels from Motovac Namibia last week. The beneficiaries included 47-year-old Julia Shilongo who lives at Mix settlement on the outskirts of Windhoek. Motovac Namibia also donated food parcels to vulnerable families at Windhoek’s Havana, Ondangwa, Outapi, Ongwediva and Rundu.
WINDOKO – Ofesi ya Mueteleli wa naha ilumela kuli ika buluka masheleñi alikana bolule bamyanda yemibeli (N$200 million), kulatelela buiketelo bwa kamaiso ya naha bwa kuyemisa kulekela makwambuyu ni babeleki babañwi bamuuso limotikala ze nca, mwalilimo liketalizoho zetaha.
KATIMA MULILO – Baoki babalalu bane bakile batamiwa mwalihola zakusasa Lasunda, viki yefelile kakukulubelwa kuli neba lobile mulao wabutuku bwa Korona, kaku nwa bucwala bali kwa sipatela sesituna sa Katima Mulilo, nebalifisizwe N$2 000 muñwi ni muñwi. Mapokola nebaize baoki babalalu, musali alimuñwi ni baana bababeli nebasweli kuikola kwa mandu abaoki mapokola habayo baswala. Babalalu ki Mufalo Mwilima walilimo ze 28, John Netha walilimo ze 32 ni Ruth Mundia walilimo ze 28.
The gender ministry has found safe shelter for a victim of gender-based violence following a New Era report yesterday. Gender minister Doreen Sioka yesterday said the 19-year-old victim from Ohangwena region, who has claimed sexual exploitation and abuse by her close relatives and neighbour, will be placed in a place of safety.
OMAUEZONJANDA- Ovananene vevari vombazu va Maheke ve no ngamburio kutja ouyenda w otjiuru tjo porise ya Namibia, Omukonÿonone Ongenerara Sebastian Ndeitunga, ka mu ngandjo.
ONHUNO - The Namibian Police in the Ohangwena region on Tuesday unearthed large liquor consignments believed to be a syndicate of supply and sales of alcohol in violation of the state of emergency restrictions.
Apa nye tupu kava geve mbudi asi varandesi woyininke yohepere tavatameke kurandesa nye mekeverero lina kwata moyitji, mbudi zongoso kavazitambwire nomawoko gavali asi tavaparuka.
The culture around fasting this year, which started on 23 April until 23 May 2020, is curtained by the Covid-19 pandemic. Normally, most Muslims jointly commence the fast at Masjid or home.
Efforts to contain the coronavirus have worsened the social and economic divisions that already exist in Namibian society. This is evidenced by the fact that the most vulnerable groups who also happen to be at the bottom of the socio-economic strata are not able to respond to the state of emergency in the same way as the middle and higher-income groups.
Air Namibia, as a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), does not support social distancing protocols on its aircraft as this would leave its ‘middle seats’ empty and result in the cost of air-tickets becoming costly.
A police investigation is underway after a 25-year-old man committed suicide shortly after assaulting two nurses at the Katutura state hospital on Friday morning. Jason Tuhafeni committed suicide by hanging himself in one of the hospital wards.
The World Health Assembly has designated 2020 as the year of nurses and midwives. A year-long effort to celebrate the work of Nurses and Midwives, highlight the challenging conditions they often face and advocate for increased investments in the nursing and midwifery workforce.
The Roads Authority (RA) has confirmed all Namibia Traffic Information System (NaTIS) offices countrywide were reopened yesterday. However, it emphasised that it is of utmost importance for all NaTIS visitors to comply with the directives of social distancing by avoiding large crowds at the offices and to ensure all hygiene interventions are in place.
!NAMIǂNÛS – Marco ǁAu!khōs ge ǀgūǁae ǁîs tsîna ǁnān hîa ra Covid-19 ǁōs !nâ huiba māna ǁhao tsî !nona tongu di !khoahâ ǁaun tsî corona xxoros !oagu ǁkhaubasens huisenūxūn tsîna ge mā. Marcos ge ǁKharas ǀkharisi ǀawemā!nansa a mān ge: !omn !anu-ūxūn, sîsenai!khaiga !anu-
Noxopan ge ǀgam Namibiaǁîn hîa ge corona xoxoros !oagu positifse !âihe hâ ina nē ǁōsa xu ge ǂuru tsî !hūb !gôab ǂuru ge khoen diba 11 kōse go sī-ū. Nēs ra ǂâibasens ge, ǁnā ǁawoǁawosa 16 khoen hîa Covid-19 ǀkhan nēsis kōsena xun 11 khoena ge ǂurusa tsîn nēsin koron ǀguina noxopa ǀae!khōs !naka hâsa. Nēsis kōse-i ge noxopa ǀgui khoe-i tsîna Namibiab !nâ Covid-19 ǁōs xa ûiba ge ǂoa!nâse !nurisa tama hâ.
!Gôab ǀhubuǀhubusenxūna sîsenūs dib ge ra ǂharo, Covid-19 ǁōs di ǁkhaubas ǁgaragu ases ǂauxûiba sîsenūsa a ǂkhāsa ǁaeb nēb !nâ. Nē mâsiban ge Namibiab ǀAwa!namna tsēkorobe ra !hara tsî nē ǂâiǂhansens ǀkha ǂnôa. !Hoaǂkhaib !nân ge mâtikō ǀhubuǀhubusenxūna khoena xu a ūs di !nuribas gere mā soab ais ge ǀawa!namn ǀhûs di mîgowaba-aos, Kauna Shikwambisa ǀhûhâsigu khoena gere hōhō!nâ,
Chinese ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming has reiterated that since the outbreak of the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, the People’s Republic of China has been transparent about the first cluster of virus cases and acted swiftly to contain the pandemic.
SHIGHURU - The Chinese embassy in Namibia last week has donated food parcels and household items to 230 families at Shighuru village. This is after officials from the Chinese embassy visited the village and observed the deplorable state the people in the area were living in.
Is nursing a calling or a profession? This question has been the subject of discussion for many years. During my studies as a University of Namibia student and even post-university, I have been hearing “nursing is a calling” and not a profession.
WINDOKO – Muyemeli wa Silalanda sa Kabbe John Likando ubulela kuli bakeñisa mezi amuunda amañata mwa silalanda, buñata bwa bayahi bazielehile mi habakwanisi kuya kwa tolopo kuyobata zebatokwa bakeñisa kunanuha kwa nuka ya Lyambai, ili yese fitelezi mihato ye supile.
WINDOKO – Fibele ya likulube ya Afilika yebihiwa kuli sebulaile likulube ze 102 mwa sikiliti sa Omusati, ise iyandulukezi kwa mutayi wa sikolo sesi pahami sa Unam wa Ogongo.
The Supreme Court has upheld a High Court decision to cancel a N$211 million contract awarded by Namibia Airports Company (NAC) to a Chinese-owned company to upgrade the Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo Airport, formerly known as the Ondangwa Airport. Deputy Chief Justice Petrus Damaseb, appeal judges Elton Hoff and Theo Frank ruled that the process and manner in which the tender for phase 2 was awarded was not transparent.
Otjomuise-Nandarire kutja ngunda ozosikore notu veze two ma hongero w kombanda ngunda twa pata nganduu komatjivisiro yarwe, kehi yomazeva ngena otji¿a no ru kondwa orutjavari romapatero mena romuntjise imbwi o Corona, ousupi o Covid- 19, o ministera yo ma hongero poo ovirata vyo tuveze two ma hongero wo kombanda, maviyenene oku twapo omirari kangamwa ovanatje kutja vengunda ama vehongwa.
It was not easy being a village girl then you find yourself in a big town where you barely know anyone, seized with only one option – to fend and explore the harsh realities of this world, says Lavinia Hautoni (19), a first-year Pre-Engineering student at Unam.
Onathinge – Vekoro lyanakufa Gerhard Semoen gonomvhura 69, ogu kakere asi kumwe nomunwendi namutekurwendi kavafire mehudi, nye ngesi kuna kara noudigu asi ngapi navahoreka vana kufa ava.
Rundu – Moomu tupu yakara asi nkenye mvhura sivaruro sovanona kuna kuzeruka modoropa zaRundu, nosure nkenye mvhura kugwana vanona wovanzi kupitakanena, eyi yatwaredera asi nosure ditameke kutulisapo nonkondwa rongero doyipereki omu navarongera vanona vavanzi owo.
RUNDU - The police in Kavango East has beefed up border enforcement to prevent a potential Covid-19 outbreak from illegal immigrants entering the country. Two boats are being used to patrol the Namibia-Angola border along the Okavango River