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They say music is a universal language and one does not have to understand the language sung to interpret the emotions being shared, but have you ever heard a song in Oludhimba/Oluzemba? With birth always comes death; that will never change and is something we need to live with, says musician Vikta Juice Boy. This is the message he wants to bring across through his latest album ‘Itashipu’ Susan Nghidinwa, who was the first democratically-elected mayor of Tsumeb, a long-time Swapo Party Women’s Council activist and a senior official in the Pan-African Women’s Organisation, died at the age of 85 on Friday 7 October. In spite of a lack of support from fellow Namibians for the Speak Out Seek Help (SOSH) music festival, the event took place on Saturday at the Nampower Convention Centre – and the few in attendance were treated to heartwarming ballads from local musicians. Energy minister Tom Alweendo says the partnership between Qatar and Namibia on the discovery of oil in the Orange basin is a win-win scenario. The Namibia University of Science and Technology aims to deliberately develop in Namibia and become a bridge between industry and academia through the spirit of entrepreneurship, creativity, invention and innovation. Young black Namibians have the will to impact society for the better, says Kaveto Tjatjara, the CEO and founder of Flushh, a social enterprise that is building innovative waterless toilets for underserved communities in Namibia. Speaker of the National Assembly Peter Katjavivi says parliament continuously searches for new ways to ensure gender inclusivity and gender equality in all spheres of society, as well as the protection of women through sound legislation. Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula says the country is at risk of diseases, with the latest development and re-surfacing of 54 cases of H1N1 being confirmed mainly in Otjozondjupa, Khomas and Kavango East regions. Miss Plus Size Namibia 2022 Mareli Snyman has described her winning of the prestigious crown as surreal. Soukous and rhumba maestro Koffi Olomidé will again have the crowd swinging their hips and stamping the ground when he takes to the stage at the Independence stadium on 22 October. The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST)’s vice-chancellor Erold Naomab has implored the academic community to support the MTC Innovation Centre and Mobile Home, which are set to encourage rapid innovation and promote entrepreneurship. The Project Never Walk Alone team pulled off an electrifying show of boxing and music on Saturday evening at the Windhoek Country Club and Resort. The HIV concentration in 90% of children living with the virus in Ohangwena is so low that a blood test cannot detect the virus anymore, further encouraging the result of strict adherence to antiretroviral therapy and other support services. Over 11 000 families, including 50 000 food insecure Namibians, have benefited from the rollout of the food banks in all 14 regions, President Hage Geingob said yesterday. Deputy youth minister Emma Kantema-Gaomas says being a changemaker comes with relentless sacrifices and consistent effort and such individuals deserve appreciation and recognition. President Hage Geingob has said conscious efforts have been made to include young people in the political decision-making process, citing the youngest member of parliament Patience Masua, who is aged 22, and deputy minister Emma Theofelus whom he appointed in 2020 at the age of 23. University of Namibia vice chancellor Kenneth Matengu has boasted about the quality of the institution’s qualifications, saying graduates are sought-after and occupy notable international positions. The horrors of hearing her daughter Laura-Lee shouting, “Mommy, granny is not standing up, she is wetting the bed” became too much for Eglien Uises, which later meant she had to quit her job and start nursing her mother. Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula has said the country continues to record high numbers of underage pregnancies.