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Namibian film ‘Bokwagter’ made its debut last night on kykNet & Kie on DStv channel 145 and GOtv channel 4, as well as Showmax, under the theme, ‘Namibia to the World’. Long-distance runners Simon Matias and Martha Shivolo were crowned winners of the 2023 Nedbank CitiDash Run on Sunday, 10 September, after successfully outclassing their opponents in the 10-kilometre (km) elite race category. Namibia has long faced significant challenges concerning youth employment, income inequality and low levels of productivity. Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC), Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) and Methealth Namibia Administrators have inked an agreement to collaborate through research, technology and innovation. Telecommunications service providers have until 31 December 2023 to conclude the registration of all existing customers. The Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA) is scheduled to host the 46th Meeting of the Committee of Insurance, Securities and Non-Banking Financial Authorities (CISNA) in Swakopmund from 1 to 6 October 2023. Get ready for an event that promises entertainment, education and empowerment as Namibia comes together to celebrate its young talent at the Standard Bank Waka Kids Choice Awards. The Capricorn Foundation, in partnership with Greenville Solars: Edu-Light Project, last week handed over solar lamps to 317 learners of the Havana High School. The Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) has issued the second call for master’s degree and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) scholarship applications, tailored for Namibian youth. The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) has suspended a staff member for what the Fund states is a transaction that did not follow proper approval and payment procedures. The Federation of Namibian Tourism Associations is concerned about the apparent lack of awareness and recognition of the extensive financial and social role of the tourism industry in Namibia, given the absence of encompassing national statistics. Despite new international challenges, poor harvests, and the price shocks of 2022, many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) saw improvements in their social inclusion policies and their structural policies. President Hage Geingob left for New York yesterday to participate in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, slated for 17-24 September. The Race to First Oil Seminar 2023, hosted by the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor), has been described as a resounding success. The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) yesterday stated that it has successfully fully redeemed its DBN23 bond, the last of three amortising fixed rated bonds issued by the bank in 2018. Namibian Christian rapper Adolf Kaure AKA Ay4 has recently released his latest single, titled ‘More & More’, a soulful gospel rap song that features Erongo Got Talent 2022 winner, Honey. THE Bank Windhoek Doek Literary Awards (BWDLAs) recently revealed its 2023 concept and logo - The Aloe (Aloe littoralis). Namibia is poised to make aviation history by hosting the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) roadshow, featuring Adefunke Adeyemi, Secretary General of the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC). The National Green Hydrogen Roadshow, organised by the government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) and Hyphen Hydrogen Energy has announced the postponement of the Katima Cluster meetings due to take place between 18 - 20 September 2023, encompassing Katima Mulilo, Rundu, and Nkurenkuru. A jazz and blues concert, a dancing competition, as well as a vintage style ‘Disco Under the Stars’ are among the activities organised by TransNamib as it celebrates Heritage Week in Namibia this week.