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Welwitschias head coach Allister Coetzee has called up Lloyd Jacobs as a replacement for the injured Le Roux Malan for the remaining two matches of the 2023 Rugby World Cup currently underway in France. The Namibia Football Association (NFA) has suspended its head of finance, administration, and information technology two months prior to its planned 32nd Ordinary Congress. Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing global airline brand and the continent’s leading airline, was crowned the ‘Best African Airline’ at the Business Traveller Awards 2023. Namibia’s 2022 Commonwealth Games representatives, Alex Miller and Anri Krugel, were on Sunday crowned winners of the last race in the 2023 Nedbank Windhoek Pedal Power Race Series held at Aus Mountains in Windhoek. This year’s 2023 Ondjola Annual Sports Festival is set to take place from 23 to 26 December at Ondjola Stadium in the Tsandi District under the tagline ‘preserving culture through sports.’ The Walking Football 4Health Namibia (WF4HN) team is set to participate in the WF4H football tournament scheduled for Cape Town on 24 and 25 November 2023. Momentum Metropolitan, based in South Africa and with operations in Namibia, has reported a historic peak in normalised headline earnings (NHE) of N$5.1 billion for the 12 months ended 30 June 2023. Operating profit surged by 31% to N$4.4 billion, up from N$3.4 billion the previous year. In response to a concerning surge in criminal activities targeting tourists, one of the biggest tourism operators in the country, Gondwana Collection Namibia, has introduced a “Tourism Heroes” campaign. Despite the tough economic climate, Nedbank Namibia disbursed home loans worth N$500 million in 2022, which points to the significant influence of the home loans sector on the bank’s growth in the real estate industry. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) yesterday announced the launch of the IATA Safety Leadership Charter at the IATA World Safety and Operations Conference taking place in Hanoi, Vietnam. The coastal town of Swakopmund will be the centre of attraction this weekend when the town hosts the second edition of the United Nations Africa Games. The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) recently launched the second edition of their Fun Run, set to take place in different areas this October. A new TransUnion survey, presented at the inaugural Financial Services Summit in Namibia this week, revealed a challenging financial outlook for Namibian consumers. The Equipment Aid Scheme (EAS), being implemented through the industrialisation and trade ministry, has been extended to 29 September 2023. Ford is set to launch the exciting Puma in southern Africa in October 2023, introducing its vibrant SUV-inspired compact crossover to local customers. Hyundai’s award-winning 2023 IONIQ 6 electric vehicle has been awarded a Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in America. Ford in Australia will offer a plug-in hybrid version of 4x4 pick-up from early 2025. The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid is expected to combine electric driving capability with the versatility and dependability customers have come to expect from the Ford Ranger. Round 10 of the 2023 Nedbank for Good Series will take place at the Windhoek Golf & Country Club tomorrow. The Tjijombo family is embarking on a one-of-a-kind humanitarian and sports tournament known as the Kaezu Tjijombo tourney, slated for 6 to 8 October 2023 in Opuwo. In a surprising turn of events, the Namibian Volleyball Federation (NVF) announced the withdrawal of the senior national volleyball team from the highly-anticipated 2023 Zone 6 Nations Championships, scheduled to be held in Zimbabwe from 26 to 30 September .