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The Namibian College of Opening Learning (Namcol) continues to grow in leaps and bounds, and will from next year onwards offer honours and master’s programmes. The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform has raised concern over illegal fencing of communal land, especially in the northern regions. Nausan ǂhanub, omkhâisens !nâ ra hui !âǀhuru-aon, kerkhegu tsî ǀhûhâsiga ra khâiba khoena ra dītsâ surigu ai !gao!gaosa ǂkhawadība ǁkhaesa, xaweb ge nē ǁkhoaxa tama mâsiba ra ai!gû. The dust refuses to settle over the interpretation of the Swapo rules that hogged the headlines in the run up to the nominations for the party’s top positions. Legendary Namibian influencer Robyn Nakaambo has scored yet another brand to promote through her expert social media marketing skills and product knowledge aided by her unique good looks, eloquence and charm. A 26-year-old man was arrested on Thursday after allegedly stabbing retired police chief inspector Peter Nepunda with a spear at his farming plot in Omatako, in the Tsumkwe area. Students enrolled at the Community Skills Development Foundation (COSDEF) in Tsumeb have given the institution an ultimatum to refund them for 2021 and 2022 academic years within three days. Despite numerous attempts by the ruling party to conceal its visibly widening cracks, several former leaders have admitted that the governing party is facing an existential threat and urged top leadership to acknowledge the mistakes to revive and restore hope in the party. The San people have borne the brunt of Namibia’s increasing poverty and other challenges faced by the country, such as a lack of housing, unemployment and lack of access to basic needs, amongst many other issues. Former People’s Liberation Army of Namibia combatants at the weekend vowed to defend Swapo from “evil forces”, while they have set sights on restoring the ruling party to its former glory. Statelessness, one of the serious human rights issues, has been put at the forefront of the ministry of home affairs’ agenda. The food and agriculture sector of Namibia continues to play a vital role in the development of the country’s economy. The Former Plan Combatants Association has distanced itself from media reports that the former People’s Liberation Army of Namibia members intend to work with their erstwhile enemies in their confrontation with the government over millions of dollars they say government owe them. Etunda irrigation project, which was in the past considered a beacon of hope for youth employment and food security in the country, is currently at its lowest without any produce over the past 12 months. Former Cabinet minister David Namwandi, who lost his son on Monday night, has eulogised him as a humble and kind-hearted person. OUSHINI - The uncapped and unmanageable routes into Namibia from Angola continue to be a headache to Namibian authorities, as the number of migrants increases unabated and related social and legal issues grow. ONGWEDIVA – In collaboration with the Sound Connect Fund, the MTC Windhoek Fashion Week (MWFW) has created a platform to bring fashion and music together to support the Namibian creative community, specifically fashion designers, musicians, producers, videographers, deejays, etc. The president of the Namibia National Liberation Veterans Association Ben Shikongo has rubbished claims made in a local daily that the association is in a bitter battle with the newly-formed Former Plan Combatants Association as they are currently competing for membership. Government is expected to spend close to N$100 million this year on over 500 war veterans as part of the hard cash payout initially meant for income-generating projects. There has been an outpouring of grief following the death of legendary broadcaster Johannes Shigwedha, popularly known as John Kady. Shigwedha died in a Windhoek hospital on Sunday after battling liver cancer. He was 52.