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Nafidi commits to provide houses

ONGWEDIVA - The Helao Nafidi Town Council will this year focus on registering at least four of its extensions in order to avail residential plots as it strives to reduce its housing backlog.


Farmers engage govt on suspended timber trade

RUNDU - Chairperson of the Kavango East Regional Farmers Union (KERFU) Adolf Muremi says they have been engaging with the Office of the Environmental Commissioner and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry to find an amicable solution to the resumption of trade in timber.

Mix a hotbed of grinding poverty

WINDHOEK - Residents of Mix informal settlement in Windhoek Rural Constituency continue to bemoan the lack of basic services such as electricity, ablution facilities and the high unemployment rates.

Former senior cop apologises to family of deceased

WINDHOEK - A former senior Namibian police officer convicted of murder for fatally shooting an 18-year-old apologised to the family of his victim when he testified in mitigation of sentence in the Windhoek High Court at the Windhoek Prison Facility before Judge Dinnah  Usiku.


Vehicles donated for nature conservation

WINDHOEK- Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC), Namibia’s pioneering non-governmental organisation in the national Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) programme, on Friday received a donation of 11 brand-new vehicles.

Ruacana craves second fuel station

OSHIFO – The lack of serviced land in Oshifo at Ruacana town in the Omusati Region delays the chances of a fuel station being constructed there. Currently, there is only one filling station situated at Ruacana Extension 2, formerly known as Ruacana Town, which is located about three kilometres west of Oshifo.

NDF evicted from private shooting range

The Namibian Defence Force (NDF) has been ordered to vacate a private shooting range in the district of Rehoboth after the lawful owners approached the Windhoek High Court on an urgent basis to evict them from the premises they unlawfully occupied.

Baoki batiba mwalisa la bakuli

WINDOKO – Bakuli babafitelela 781 713 neba bonwi mwalipatela zeshelashelana mwa Windoko kuzwa kweli ya Liatamani 2017 kutisa Lungu ñohola, ili nombolo yebato fita faku minahanya palo yabatu baba pila mwamuleneñi ili baba eza 410 918.


Mpacha Airport in bad shape

WINDHOEK - A Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security has concluded that Mpacha Airport in Katima Mulilo is in a bad shape, especially its runway. 

Emotionally-fit society key to development

WALVIS BAY - Addressing social challenges in communities through proper counselling will not only root out social evils such as domestic violence and teenage pregnancies but will ensure an emotionally-healthy society, a psychologist says.


The Church and the Gay

WINDHOEK - Namibian Christendom is for the first time confronted by a topic that, until now, as far as the Namibian church establishment is concerned, has always been a straightforward matter: the Namibian Constitution does not guarantee marriage for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. 


Namibia lost a great strategist - Mumbala

KEETMANSHOOP - Swapo //Kharas Regional Coordinator Matheus Mumbala says Namibia has lost a man whose mobilisation skills and tactics is second to none, in reference to the late pioneer trade unionist, freedom fighter, political detainee and deputy defence minister Petrus Ilonga.

Woman discovered dead in riverbed

WINDHOEK- A lifeless body of a woman was discovered in a riverbed of Omukwanagobe area at Ombili informal settlement yesterday morning.  The body was discovered around 09H00 by a woman who was going to relieve herself in the bush.  

Scholtz foresees a positive 2019 

KEETMANSHOOP - //Kharas Regional Council Chairperson Jan Scholtz says 2018 has been a tough year for the region and he is therefore pleased that it is finally coming to an end and he is positive the year 2019 will be better in terms of service provision.

MPs advised to adhere to speed limit

WINDHOEK - In a rare move, as the National Council adjourned Thursday for the festive season, its chairperson Margaret Mensah-Williams encouraged the Members of Parliament to take the lead by being safe drivers, and obey the rules of the road, most especially the speed limit. 


Otjinene treated to the governor’s Christmas charity

OTJINENE - The Omaheke Governor, Festus Ueitele took this year’s Christmas initiative to Otjinene, where he treated the elderly people and some residents to a lunch and some clothes. Aimed at encouraging the spirit of Ubuntu during the festive season, the charity event attracted a large crowd of residents who had to endure the day’s heat and fill the community hall to its capacity on Wednesday afternoon.


Construction of Ehenge road commissioned

ONGWEDIVA – The Ongwediva Town Council on Thursday commissioned the construction of the much awaited 1.6 km Ehenge road. The road will be upgraded from gravel to bitumen standard by Kambwa Trading at a cost of N$12.6 million. The groundworks, which already commenced late November, is envisaged to be completed June next year.


Drug dealing suspects deny guilt

WINDHOEK – A group that was arrested in July with various illegal drugs worth more than N$200 000 have denied any wrong doing when they took their preliminary plea in Windhoek Magistrate’s Court yesterday. 

!Naruseb shares  update on redline    

WINDHOEK - The shifting of the Veterinary Cordon Fence (VCF) or the Red Line requires clear minds and a very well thought-out strategic approach, Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Alpheus !Naruseb has said.


Rundu maternity ward still incomplete

RUNDU - In May 2014, construction of the new maternity ward at the Rundu Intermediate Hospital was started with the aim of improving maternity services in the Kavango East Region. But, four years later, the construction is yet to be finalised and this is due to delays resulting from a dispute between the Ministry of Health and Social Services and the contractor, according to the Permanent Secretary in the health ministry, Ben Nangombe. 


Long wait frustrate patients at Luderitz

LÜDERITZ - More than 60 patients who sought medical attention at the Lüderitz Clinic yesterday morning expressed dissatisfaction that they had to wait for more than one hour for the administration clerk to pay for their health passport (hospital card) fee, before being attended to by the nurses at the facility. 

Man shoots ex-girlfriend, turns gun on himself

WINDHOEK  - As Namibia and the rest of the world marked the end of the 16 days of activism campaign against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) on Monday, a 27-year-old woman tragically lost her life on the same day at the hands of her ex-boyfriend who later turned the gun on himself instantly taking his life. 

!Hanaǂgā-aon ge ǂâisa nî ǂnûi omdi tawa !hanaǂgās ai

ÅAEǁGAMS – !Hanaǂgā-aon ge ǂHanub di aoǁguib ǁgâudi tawa !hanaǂûna ǂgās diba ǁnâuÅnam tsî nî sîsenǂam in nēs !nâ-ū sâuǁkhāsib !hūb diba !hanaǂgās !nâ-ū Åomkhâi kai. Nē ǂgans ge ǁnāti ī Ånûgus hîa ǂhanub, ǂgari-aon tsî !hanaǂgā-aon tsî !kharaga ǂharugun ­ǁaegu hâba !gâi Ågaub !nâ nî Åomkhâi kai. Nēs ge !kharaga aoǁguigu hîa Werengendje SîsenÅgaub

Blietzkriegs ge 187 āǁamaxu!khaiga ge ǂganam

ÅAEǁGAMS – ÅGuikaidisi tsî ǁkhaisadisihûÅa (187) āǁamaxu!khaigu ge Ågūǁae ge a !gûÅam Basadi ǁNāǂams hîa tarekhoedi ǂhanub tsî ǂhanu-aisib !oabadi !nâ mâdi tsî !kharaga ministeridi tsîn didi !khōdanas !naka. ǁNāpa di ge 714 āǁamaxu!khaiga sari hâ i ǁaeb  !nâ di ge tare Åawa!namde 56 Ågôan hîa 18 kurin !naka hâna nēpa gere Åhao-ū. ǁNā

Acc completes 347 cases since 2006

WINDHOEK – Out of the 6 605 corruption reports registered with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) since its inception in 2006, only 347 have been finalised in the courts, while 212 cases are still pending for trial, ACC Director General, Paulus Noa has said.

NAC employees protest over wages

Workers at Namibia Airports Company (NAC) recently held a peaceful demonstration at Eros Airport, demanding a three percent salary increase on top of a market-related realignment amongst other requests.

SADC SRHR campaign launched

Windhoek on Wednesday was the city that unveiled the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance Sexual and Reproduction Health and Rights (SRHR) mapping, policy, campaign and the SADC barometer of SRHR.

N$140 million sourced for disaster risk

The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) represented by its CEO, Benedict Libanda, signed a Funded Activity Agreement (FAA) with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) worth N$140 million to support climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in Kunene Region. 


Mother of paternity victim testifies

The mother of a four-year old boy killed in a fit of rage by a man she misled to believe it was his own blood testified the relationship between the two had been “loving” before he found out through the rumour mill the child was sired by another man.


Vakansela wokuhendauka koyirugana kavavahandukiire nguuru gwaKhomas

WINDHOEK - Nguuru gomukunda gwaKhomas Laura Mcleod Katjirua kapi ana kara asi muntu gokuhafa nokutanta asi age kapi yina kumuhafesa omu vakansela vamwe ava faura koyigongi yopaveta unene eyi ayikara monomukunda horowero dawo. Mcleod Katjirua kahundilire owo yina gumu vahepa kuyihageka ngesi  omu vakara asi aw okapi ava moneka poyilika eyi ayihoroka monomukda horowero dawo, omu ava gava nkenye apa asi aw okapi ava gwana nombapira dokuvazigida koyilika yangoso. Ndi pwarumwe awo kutanta asi kapi vadivako Yuma koyihorokwa yangoso. Age kageve nonakngo odo

Namibian to serve on global committee

SHARM EL-SHEIKH - Kauna Betty Schroeder, the principal project coordinator in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), will serve on the Compliance Committee of the Nagoya Protocol (NP) on Access and Benefit Sharing of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

KMTC, Napwu avert crippling strike

KATIMA MULILO - Employees of the Katima Mulilo Town Council (KMTC), who on Monday downed tools over a nine percent salary increment, yesterday returned to work after the Council and Namibia Public Workers’ Union (Napwu) signed a salary hike agreement.

Unam justifies relocation of geology department

WINDHOEK - The University of Namibia (Unam) has sprung to its own defense following a firestorm of criticism from the Namibian Chamber of Mines that feels the decision to relocate the Geology Department from Windhoek to Keetmanshoop “is ill-advised. ”

Anthrax kills 32 buffalo in Bwabwata

RUNDU - In an isolated unpleasant incident, a total of 32 buffalo carcasses were picked between September and November in Bwabwata National Park, Kavango East Region. A subsequent investigation ascertained the beasts were killed by the highly contagious anthrax disease.


Energy 100fm launches video in studio

WINDHOEK - Energy 100 FM on Friday launched its own Live-video-in-studio and outside-broadcasting TV2 Namibia channel. This is a first for a Namibian radio station to follow in the footsteps of its overseas counterparts.

Oranjemund’s transformation on track

KEETMANSHOOP - The transformation of Oranjemund from a restricted town to an open town with a town council as a service provider is going well despite the current economic situation that is prevailing in the country, mainly attributed to the reduction in global commodity prices.

Babeleki bakatengo katolopo ya Katima bacaula

KATIMA MULILO – Babeleki bakatengo katolopo ya Katima Mulilo, babonisize kuli habana kusebeza kukala kachenu, kasamulaho akupalelwa kufita fatumelelano hala kekezo ya 9 pesenti. Ba New Era nebabulelezwi kuli Katengo Katolopo nekasatabeli kufa kekezo kwa bababeleki bakona, kono kasamulaho wakusundwa kikatengo kaka yemela babeleki ka


Kalulo yakuhola lico ikataha mwa Zambezi

KATIMA MULILO – Liluko lelibona zakulwanisa Bunjebwe ni Pabalelo ya Sicaba, likaisa taba yakuholisa lico mwa Katima Mulilo mwa sikiliti sa Zambezi, mi mwakubata kutaleleza mulelo wo, balobañwi babakana baholisa lico nebafumani lituto mwaliviki zefelile.

Registration now open at Southern Business School

WINDHOEK - Southern Business School Namibia has opened registration for Distance Education at its Centres in Namibia. The registration kicked-off on November 27, 2018 and will run until March 16, 2019. During this time, the business school will also embark on a roadshow to most regions of the country. 


Venaani vows to fight tribalism in Zambezi

KATIMA MULILO - The leader of the official opposition party PDM, McHenry Venaani, vowed that he will work tirelessly to fight tribalism in Zambezi, which he say paints a bad image of the region. Venaani made these remarks when he officially opened a capacity building workshop, for the regional leaders from the eight north and northeast regions in Katima Mulilo last Friday.


Ouhonapare mawuutu otjiungura kotjiveta nambano- Hoveka

OMUVERO WA KA¬UMBA- Otjiungura tjokotjiveta tjokuraisira ohoromende ya Namibia kutja omatwirisiro wombara yOuhonapare Wouvara wOmbazu wa Hoveka kehi yotjiwana tja Tjimana yekayendavi kayesere okumunikwa otjomakuruhungi, Ombara Turimuro Hoveka watjere nao potjitjitwa ihi Oroviungura ndazuko.


LAC analyses data on wildlife cases

RUNDU - The Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) is currently analysing old and new court cases relating to wildlife crimes with the intention to make recommendations to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to the Office of the Judiciary and to the Prosecutor-General’s Office to boost efficiency.

Social protection policy ready for review

WINDHOEK - The first ever Draft Policy on Social Protection that is expected to create a comprehensive social protection system, which is efficient and effective in addressing risks and vulnerabilities that people face at different stages of their lives, is ready for public input.

ACC kuna kukona kona Kazapua morwa sikarata sendi garuganesa mepuko

Windhoek - Mbunga vanakutmbura asi Anti Corruption Commission (ACC)kavatente asi awo yousili kuna kukona kona nombudi edi vavaretera dokutanta asi mukurona gositata saVenduka, Muezee Kazapua kwaruganesa siakarata sendi sopamberewa esi gagwana asi mukurona gositata omu garanda nyama, nonhunhwa koKFC, nondja ntani yikunwa eyi yina kara asi kwayiruganesa pwamwene kapisi paveta. Mukurona gombunga ezi Director Paulus Noa katente asi yousili

Fishing vessel owner plunges to death from deck

WINDHOEK - A 46-year-old man who was the captain and owner of a fishing vessel fell from the top deck into the hole of the fishing vessel on Sunday. The deceased, identified as Perez Jesus, a Spanish national, shattered his skull in the fall and died instantly. 


Shimbulu denies defying Swapo directive

OSHAKATI - The ousted chairperson of the management committee at the Oshakati Town Council, Katrina Shimbulu, who is at the centre of the withdrawal of the local authority councillors at the town, said the party could have opted to chuck her out alone without dissolving the entire leadership.

Former gang members repent for the better

WINDHOEK - A group of former gang members who terrorised communities from south to central Namibia whom they subjected to their evil deeds, have undergone a tremendous social transformation and they now expend their energy training other youths in the art of dancing.


Oniipa retains its councillors

ONGWEDIVA – The Oniipa Town Council political office-bearers retained their positions when Mannetijes Kambonde and Lovisa Ndeapo Iikali were re-elected to serve as mayor and deputy mayor respectively at a swearing-in ceremony held at the town on Tuesday.

PDM to register all its members

WINDHOEK – After the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) was rebranded in November 2017 from its former name of DTA that linked it to the former colonial administration, the party announced all its members should discard their old DTA cards and register and receive the rebranded PDM membership cards.

Windhoek given 14 days to account for finances

WINDHOEK – The National Council public hearing committee on public accounts has given the City of Windhoek 14 days to respond to some serious key findings pertaining to its finances by the Auditor General Junias Kandjeke in the report for the municipality for the financial year ended June 30, 2016. 

Swapo coordinator arrested for stock theft

WINDHOEK - Swapo Party district coordinator at Otjinene and councillor on the Otjinene Village Council, Assaria Tjingaete, was once again arrested for alleged stock theft, the regional police commander for Omaheke Region, Commissioner Andreas Haingura, confirmed yesterday.

Food bank to be introduced in Katima

KATIMA MULILO - The Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare will soon introduce the food bank initiative in Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region and to fulfil this undertaking it last week trained nine members of the street committee who will distribute food.


Witnesses unhappy with Katima CEO’s return to office

KATIMA MULILO  - State witnesses expected to testify in the case of alleged corruption of the CEO of the Katima Mulilo Town Council, Raphael Liswaniso, are unhappy that the CEO was recently allowed to return to work after his bail conditions which prevented him from going near the council premises were relaxed by the Katima Mulilo Magistrate’s Court.

SADC thrashes out regional extraditions

SWAKOPMUND - Senior legal officials from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are currently discussing the implementation of legal instruments that are part of the protocols on Extradition and on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.

SPYL leader to lead Omusati council

WINDHOEK - The Outapi Town Council has endorsed Immanuel Shikongo, who is the regional secretary of Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) in the Omusati Region, as the chairperson of the management committee of the local authority.

!Gameǀgoras ge supuǂganǀgauba ūhâ tsî !haes tsîna nî dī

ǀAEǁGAMS – ǂOago wekheb Wunstaxtsēs ais ge ǀgora!gâ!khaigu berosa ge ǂanǂan, !kharaga ǁnâu!gâ!khaigu nî !ereamxasiba māhesa, !gameǀgoras ǂganamsendi ǀkha sîsensa îs nē gaxu !âus hîa ǁkhāti !gamse marisise khoena ra tsâǀkhāsa ǀamǀamhe ǁkhā. Nēsis kōsen ge !gameǀgoras ǁhōna ǀGapi ǁNâu!gâ!khaib !nâ ǀgui goro ǁnâu!gâhe. Nē ǂanǂandi ge

57 Persentgu ǂhanub sîsenaon dib ge tarekhoede !khōǂgā hâ

ǀAEǁGAMS - ǂHanub di sîsensoadi ge !nāsase tarekhoede ūhâ aorekhoegu xa, ǁîdi ra !nāsa ǀammi 57 persentgu diga ǂhanub sîsenaon !nâ dīǂui !khaisas ge ǂGuro Ministers Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhilasa ǂoago wekheb Denstaxtsēs ai ge ǂanǂan. ǂGuro Ministers ge nē mâsiba !khō!gâ tsî ǂhanub di !ereamxasib surigu ǀguitikōsiba ǂâisa ǂnûi-ais dib mâtikōse


Daogu ai ra hâ auto tsūke!gân ge !hūsâuǁkhāsiba N$1.3 biljunsa kuriba ra ǂgan

ǀAEǁGAMS – Daob tsūke!gân ge !hūb sâuǁkhāsiba ǁaupexa N$1.3 biljunsa ra ǂgan, tib ge Ministeris Sîsengu tsî !Nari!oabadi Ministeri, John Mutorwaba ge mî. Nē !gôagu ge 2016ǁî kurib !nâs ge !Hū!nāsi Daob !Norasasib ǀAwemā!nansa (NRSC) dī hâ i ôa!nâdi tsî ge Ernst & Young Kō!gâs ǂNûiǂgās xa a ­ǁawoǁawohede xu a hōsa. Mutorwab ge ǂoago wekheb Denstaxtsēs ai

Oshana youth want youthful replacement for Kashuupulwa

ONGWEDIVA – Young people in Oshana Region said they want a young person to be appointed as governor to replace incumbent Clemens Kashuupulwa who was commissioned yesterday as Namibia’s new ambassador to Russia. Kashuupulwa, 70, has been governor of Oshana for 20 years, since 1998.


China to pay about N$1.5 billion for Rössing stake

WINDHOEK - Rio Tinto has entered into a binding agreement with China National Uranium Corporation Limited (CNUC) for the sale of its entire 68.62 percent stake in Rössing Uranium Limited, owners of the Rössing mine in the Erongo Region, for up to US$106.5 million (about N$1.5 billion at today’s exchange rate).  

PEPFAR ineulela tutengo twa babanca

KATIMA MULILO – Tutengo totu lalu totu fumaneha mwahala sicaba mwalikiliti za Zambezi ni Kavango ili totu tusa Liluko la Makete, kakufa lituto za HIV/AIDS, netu fumani neulo ya masheleñi kuzwelela kwa katengo ka PEPFAR viki yefelile.

Man loses bail appeal in girlfriend’s murder

WINDHOEK – A man who stands accused of killing his 27-year-old girlfriend and mother of his two children in Otjiwarongo in 2016 following an argument at a bar will remain in custody after the dismissal of his bail appeal in the Windhoek High Court last week.

Commercial court to start next April

WINDHOEK - A dedicated and specialised commercial court under the High Court will be established early April next year, the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Judiciary, Tousy Namiseb, announced last week.

Sure zaNcagcu kazigwene nonkondwarongero ne

Mile 10 - Ncagcu sure ezi zakara asi zelipakerero momukunda horowero gwaKapako, moKavango zoutokero moutano kaupwireko kazigwene nonkondwarongero dokusika kwane ntani evango nye lyokupungura yiruganeso yawo yosure kepangero lyosirongo saJapan. 


Mbanga zonondja kazikasikire modoropa zaRundu

RUNDU - Ministera gokugusapo ruhepo netekuro, Zephania Kameeta, kakatulire mbanga ezi zoyimaliva mosirugana morukanda rwaSauyemwa. Sauyemwa kuna kara rukanda vatura sinkwa ntani paveta omu ruhepo naro runa kara morukanda oro, ngwendi morukanda makwawo gaNdama nagamwe ngoso. 


Parties to the CBD strive to put in place their ABS regimes

SHARM EL-SHEIKH – A total of 114 parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have ratified the convention’s Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) – which calls for the fair and equitable benefit sharing arising from the commercial use of genetic resources and related traditional knowledge.


A year later, Uukumwe Seal Processors soldiers on

LÜDERITZ – Uukumwe Youth Empowerment Consortium (PTY) Ltd, which built and opened its Cape fur seal processing factory in Lüderitz last year with the aim of enabling the processing of seal pelts, meat, blubber and its by-products, recorded well progress for its second season since it started operating.


Food bank registration goes digital

WINDHOEK – The Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare and the World Food Programme (WFP) country office, yesterday launched the food bank Scope technology that digitises beneficiaries’ registration and captures biometric data, enabling the ministry to serve them better. 


Community de-bushes railway line to curb accidents

OMUTHIYA - The prevalent occurrences of train accidents involving human and motorists who reside in villages along the railway line in the northern part of Namibia have prompted communities of Oshifukwa and Okapuku villages to embark on a de-bushing campaign along the railway line.

Digital registry for food bank data on the way

WINDHOEK – The Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare in partnership with the World Food Programme’s Namibia office will be implementing the SCOPE project, which is a management platform for food bank beneficiary registration and transfer management activities. 


!Khōsabegu ge aorekhoega ra ǂgan îgu ū!oa ǀgoraxuhesa

ǀAEǁGAMS– Aorekhoeb hîa ge ǁgâsas âb di !gams ǁkharaba ra dīǂuise ǀAeǁgams !khō-oms !nâ hâb, gen au aorekhoega ra ǂgan î gu ū!oa ǁâsas ga !aruǀîs nē soregub !nâ hâ ǂgao tama ti a mîo. Ai!âkam ǁgau!nâ-aob Rachimo !Haradoeb, 48 kurixab ge ge mî, ǁîb ga ǁnā tsē ǁîb ǁâsas di mîǁguib nē soreguba xus ra ǂoaba ū!oa hâ, ob ga nētsē !khō-omǂgâ tama hâsa.


!Hūo ǂgari-aob ǁhawos

TSOAXUBAMS – “Tita ge noxopa ǁhawosa ūhâ ǂgari-ais !hū-e ta nî māhes disa, ǂansen ta ase ta ǂgaoǀkhāsa ǂansa ūhâ nē !hūb di ǂû-ūhâsa ǁawoǁawos !nâ amaga.” Nēti ge mîdi tsî ǁkhoreb Ruben Dâusab dide, ǁîb hîa !hū-omkhâisa ûiba tsî ǁîs

Customary land rights guaranteed, says Supreme Court

WINDHOEK - Namibian High Court Judge President and Deputy Chief Justice Petrus Damaseb said on Friday that Schedule 5 (3) of the Namibian Constitution creates a unique right in favour of holders of communal land rights, succeeded by the government of Namibia, and such right continues to exist even when transferred to a local authority. Schedule 5 (3) states that all land in Namibia, exclusive of privately-owned land, shall be transferred to government subject to any existing right upon it.