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A total of 56 individuals, including well-known musicians, were part of people arrested in Windhoek over the weekend for contravening the Covid-19 state of emergency regulations. Khomas police chief Commissioner Joseph Shikongo confirmed to New Era yesterday that some of those detained paid a fine of N$2 000. Throughout her research process, Niilonga Ndinelago Tuuyakula Shetunyenga (29) realised that there is a recipe for successful and impactful research. She was awarded for being the best candidate for her postgraduate thesis on An exploration of barriers to community participation in development within Ompundja constituency from the International University of Management (IUM) last year. Local artist, Monika Pinias, known as Top Cheri trended this week after a horrible encounter with the law took the social media streets. The ‘’Hangover’’ hitmaker narrated the whole ordeal in the most artistic way possible to enlighten her supporters on what exactly unfolded. All he needs is a pencil, brush and paper and he is the happiest person one can ever get. With an impeccable experience of drawing for almost two decades, Fillemon Negumbo (23) never thought he would be tapping into the type of artistry he is into right now – Hyperrealism. Namibian filmmakers have once again proven that there is hope in the local industry, through Kapana, a 60-minute long flick. The film aims to enlighten locals and film lovers across the world that love does exist and can be found in the most unexpected places. A teacher by profession, now a software developer, Hafeni Immanuel (31) has suggested that education policies should be amended to include more practical work in schools compared to theory as learners tend to grasp schoolwork more efficiently based on practical tasks given to them. They are looked and frowned down upon, discriminated, receive low wages, not respected and treated unfairly, while at the same time not having sufficient benefits and not to forget the constant and frequent bullying they endure while on duty from students on campus. Comedian Hazel Kaekoo Kamaazembua Putuaota (21) second clip of homeschooling is the top trending video on our radar as she attempts to teach her daughter. The clip which has garnered close to 6 000 views on Facebook is depicting a typical approach by Ovaherero parents. African American singer Ray Charles once said “Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.” that’s what happened in the country this week. 27 May 2010 will be a bitter day in the lives of music lovers and enthusiasts as it reminds them of the untimely passing of a Namibian music legendary icon, Jackson Muningandu Kaujeua. The Women in Agriculture Namibia (WIAN) club has decided to erect gardens at orphanage so that those affected by Covid-19 can be able to feed themselves during this pandemic. The Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare (MGEPESW) has urged parents and caregivers to engage with their little ones in play and stimulation activities and is looking into the possibility of developing home-based ECD programmes to strengthen the parents’ ability to deliver the envisaged program at home so that children continue to be enthused. 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. The National Disability Council of Namibia says it is severely underfunded to the extent that it can only afford a workforce of 11 workers. The organisers of Kasi Vibe Festival Namibia and the owner of TouchLight Audio and Stage, a company that offers stage sound, lighting and event management services in the country, recently teamed up to stage an event dubbed #DriveThruCinema at Lafrenz parking lot at 80 Rensburger Street, to cater to the entertainment sector that has been hugely affected by the novel coronavirus. Singers from Keetmanshoop amassed for what is being seen as the most heartwarming and beautiful rendition of the ever-popular We Are The World ballad – to be in solidarity with the rest of the world during these tough times brought forth by the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic. Afro-Reggae musician Ras Sheehama has released a 32 track double-disc album christened ‘The Journey One and Two’ with songs from 1991 to 2019, digitally remastered. Higher education minister Itah Kandjii-Murangi this week visited the Windhoek Vocational Training Centre to ensure that everything was in order for the reopening of the institution for the face-to-face teachings 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. Debbie Maxuilili Ankama, aged 62, has urged fellow Namibian pensioners to invest wisely into livestock and crop farming so that they become enablers for self-sustainability and, on the other hand, so that they meet government halfway in terms in food production and security for the entire country. The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture has availed N$5, 5 million from its national budget for the initiative to be implemented through the National Arts Council of Namibia to ease the effects of Covid-19 as a temporary relief fund for the entertainment sector.