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WINDHOEK – Approximately 250 learners joined by 50 schoolteachers and supervisors and a large number of organizers as well as sponsors are burning the midnight oil to put the final touches to the much-anticipated Sports Olympiad. WINDHOEK - The popular Tony Rust racetrack south-west of Namibia’s commercial capital Windhoek will be a hive of activity this weekend when local cyclists hit the road for the Nedbank Windhoek Pedal Power (WPP) Series 5. WINDHOEK – For the past four years, Namibia was hit hard by seasonal upsurges in malaria cases and by June 2018, over 29, 524 cases had been reported-ten times more than the 2012 cases, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernard Haufiku said on Friday. KAMANJAB - The north western town of Khorixas will host the national World Rhino Day commemoration starting on Friday. The commemoration that ends on Saturday will be launched by the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Environment, Bernadette Jagger. WINDHOEK - The World Health Organization (WHO) has commended Namibia for having made tremendous progress over the last two decades in its quest to reduce the malaria burden, though in the same breath the UN agency said resistance to anti-malaria drugs remains a challenge. WINDHOEK - In many societies menstruation is discussed in hushed tones, according to the Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Juliet Kavetuna. WINDHOEK - Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) and Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) have just returned from the South African Airways (SAA) Africa Showcase, which is the largest travel trade event in North America featuring exclusively African Calibration certificates issued by the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) in the area of mass are now recognised and accepted by the international community. This comes after the institution published Namibia’s first Calibration and Measurement Capabilities (CMCs) in the field of Mass Metrology on the International Bureau of Weights and Measures - Key Comparisons Database (BIPM -KCDB). Gobabis - The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development (MURD) walked away with the most number of awards at the juts ended Regional Councils Annual Multi-Sport Sports Games Tourney at the Legare stadium in Gobabis on Saturday. WINDHOEK – Otjiwarongo-based MTC Premiership outfit Mighty Gunners came out tops in the four-team one-day pre-season football tourney, hosted by the University of Namibia (UNAM) Football Club, in Windhoek on Saturday. WINDHOEK - Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy and charged him with defeating the course of justice and driving without a valid driver’s licence, following an incident where he allegedly bumped a pedestrian who later succumbed to his injuries. WINDHOEK - The bail hearing of a man who stands accused of shooting his girlfriend and mother to his children to death at their shared apartment could not proceed as scheduled yesterday. WINDHOEK - Namibia’s total maize harvest intake has been completed and although an above average total cereal harvest is expected, a small increase which would primarily reflect the impact of poor rains this season, notably in the northwest, west and southern regions. WINDHOEK - The Livestock Producers Organisation’s congress on October 9, the Namibian Agricultural Union’s congress on October 11 will both look at pushing growth in the agricultural sector telling by their common theme: Ignite growth in agriculture – the basis for job creation and value addition. WINDHOEK - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organisation which is involved in the promotion of responsible management of the world’s forests. WINDHOEK - The Duke of Cambridge Prince William is set to make his first visit to Namibia, on 24th and 25th September, as part of his trip to Africa ahead of the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference to be held in London on 11th and 12th October 2018. KEETMANSHOOP - //Kharas Regional Director of Education, /Awebahe //Hoeseb has expressed concerns over the disappointingly low numbers of men registered for the Adult Literacy Programmes, saying more needs to be done to change this pattern. KHORIXAS – Khorixas will soon start to register destitute households that will start receiving food parcels from the government-funded Food Bank Committee under the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) once the street committee members complete a weeklong training that started on Monday at the town. KAMANJAB – The Governor of Kunene region, Marius Sheya last Saturday launched the ‘I am a proud Namibian’ campaign at Daniel Okamaru Hall at the village of Kamanjab in his region. WINDHOEK - Southern Business School (SBS) Namibia’s graduation ceremony and study week will take place in Windhoek this week.