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Local disc jockey (DJ) Nicodemus Alweendo popularly known as DJ Ambizzy is demanding N$300 000 from music promoter and businessman Desmond Shipanga for the discourteous utterances he made against him on social media. The Entrepreneurship Hub Dololo/DoBox will host what they are promoting as a unique business/entertainment event that will cater primarily to young and innovative entrepreneurs. The importance of motherhood, career and partnership were some of the topics discussed at the ‘Mothers and Business’ panel discussion recently. Whether you are doing it for vulnerable children, the less privileged families or the unemployed youth, there is always a way to show your support. From fighting to end slut-shaming to combating gender-based violence, young people are leading the way and working to drive real, lasting change in communities across the country. Established in 2006, the ‘Women at Work’ organisation continues to be a catalyst for change in the lives of unskilled Namibian women through their training programmes. Ask anyone at her school or in her neighbourhood of Grootfontein about 15-year-old Sherry Muchaka, and in one way or another they will tell you about her efforts to better the lives of her female peers. Winner of the 2020 Bank Windhoek Triennial, Saima Iita is a rising star in the world of contemporary sculpture, and his work is fascinating! Students from the College of the Arts recently painted a mural on the walls of the gender-based violence protection unit at the Katutura Intermediate Hospital to convey a message of strength and create dialogue around GBV. The mural was done as part of the 14th National Youth Week, which ends today. After the break-up of the once-popular dance group Morango Crew where he was the lead dancer, Pavlov has become a formidable force on the local music scene, particularly after the release of his debut album ‘Keys’. While commending the continued interest in education, University of Namibia Chancellor Nangolo Mbumba bemoaned the low output in engineering, saying it is of great concern and needs urgent attention. In 2016, Brave Chibaka was just 14 years old when he enrolled at the University of Namibia’s José Eduardo Dos Santos Campus towards an honour’s degree in civil engineering. While many celebrities become brand ambassadors for com-panies, local media personality and influencer Robyn Nakaambo has created her own brand of chilli sauce, and is proudly its own ambassador. One of the country’s biggest fashion events, MTC Windhoek Fashion Week (MWFW), is calling on fashion designers to apply to showcase their work at the prestigious event, set for 2-6 November 2021 in Windhoek. If the saying ‘Move in silence and let the work make the noise’ was a person, it would be Luis Munana – no doubt. For more than five months, Julia Ndafyaalako has been living in suspense and anguish, hoping for her son’s safe return. Young people between the ages of 18 and 29 are invited to become au pairs in the United States of America (USA), the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Sweden. Held under the theme ‘Executing the true form of international justice within the Namibia sphere’, the Law Association of Mooting and Advocacy (LAMA) was officially launched last week at the University of Namibia (Unam). Established in 2019, the Olafika SME Development and Mentorship programme organisation continues to be a catalyst for change in the lives of emerging entrepreneurs. Local musician Alvara Lucungo has become one of the few local artists who have spoken out in the hope of destigmatising disability and more by opening up about their own struggles.