Namibia’s foremost football export Peter Shalulile is leading a long list of nominees for the upcoming South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) 2021/22 Season Awards, where he has been shortlisted in three prestigious categories. He came, lived and conquered the pitches of domestic football, and former Blue Waters Football Club’s top marksman Neema Lemmy Lazarus will go down in history as one the most lethal goalscorers of all time. As an avid sports fan and participant in all kinds of sports and games, I am delighted to see the developments in Namibia over the last few years. Sports dominate my life to such an extent that I even chose a career where I am involved with sporting activities and games in one way or another every day. Nonando uuministeli wiikwankondo niikwamina wa kala tau kumagidha oshigwana shi hulithe po okushingitha omahooli gokoAngola, Aanamibia onkene taya tsikile. Uuministeli otau kambadhala oku uvitha ko oshigwana kombinga yuupyakadhi omahooli ngoka taga vulu okutula oshilongo. Omulumenhu weedula 21 okwa fya eshi a dengwa fiyo okufya Etivali lwopotundi 05h30 keengulasha momukunda Okuruokape moshitukulwa shaMaheke. Omulumentu gwomimvo dhopokati, a tongololwa oye Efraim Elifas okwa li a adhika a sa momuthima gomeya. Omukuluntu gwokakomisi kokuunganunga nuulingilingi koAnti Corruption Commision (ACC), Paulus Noa, pethimbo a li ta gandja omalongo ge na sha nuulingilingi Etine mOshakati, okwa li a dhenge omuthindo konkandangala yiikundaneki okukondjitha uulingilingi. Ovanafikola vounona woumati 30 ova pewa eedjapo konima eshi va mana omadeulo avo oo kwa li tava ningi oule weemwedi nhatu pofikola Oshifukwa Combined School moshitukulwa shaShikoto. ™Oviøa tjiva viasere oku tjitwa mokati ko tjiwaøa tjetu. Nu tjinene po ndondo yo mbazu. Oku woronganisa ovitjitwa ohamukwaa naimbio. Otjiøa tjimwe tjitjiri otjinahepero omaanda tjimuna omaworonganeno wo mayanda ngaripo.∫ Mo ma yuva omurongo okuza ku ndinondi, okomiti ndji tara mo mitjemo vio tjiwaøa ohunga no zo mbuze otji ma iyanda oumune wayo. Umwe nga yata ozondambo ozo ngoto mo tjiwaøa tjo Mbanderu na mo mbongo indji o St Joël Apostolic Healing Mission Church in Africa, ndinondi otji mazu mOtjomuise pa wirire po ma tumbo wo mbongo ye, okuyenda ko Mauezonjanda tja Pukiro. Namibian Annual Music Awards-nominated gospel singer Yvonne Hangara can now add author to her resume with the release of her new book, ‘The State of Today’s Church’. Don’t you miss the Namibia Annual Music Awards? Don’t act like you do not miss the chatter on who will take the big awards like male artist of the year and the female artist of the year. Radio comeback kid Azeal Matsoarelle, better known as ‘Cheeze’, will be hosting a one-man comedy show about himself, titled ‘Tell All’ in September. Toxic relationships are unhealthy relationship patterns that exist between two people and are found across different contexts – romantic relationships, parent-child, in friendships as well as work relations. Using the knowledge she imparts daily to learners of her entrepreneurship and business studies class in Swakopmund, and combining it with her weaving skills, teacher Naira Sihova created Osande Baskets. ‘Osande’, means luck in a native Angolan language. Nicolette Mashile, renowned South African broadcaster and best-selling author of “What’s your move”, will be headlining the 12th Old Mutual Namibia Women’s Summit in Swakopmund on 25 June 2022. This year’s summit will take place under the theme “Securing your Financial Future.” Alpha Namibia Industrial Renewable Power Limited (ANIREP) has been selected as the preferred bidder for an Independent Power Producers (IPP) bid for the provision of 18.5 Megawatt power via the Modified Single Buyer (MSB) Framework. The number of building plans approved for Windhoek during April 2022 declined by around 24% from 247 in March 2022 to 188. This is also significantly less, about 30% fewer, than the 268 approved in April 2021. Progressive leadership focuses on a continuous journey, the constant reshaping of a vision, and outcomes to navigate specific challenges. The Berlin Conference of 1884 to 1885, commonly known in some quarters as the Scramble for Africa, demarcated Africa into many partitions. According to the renowned Kenyan academician, Ali Mazrui, in his series, ‘The Africans: A Triple Heritage’, the colonisers brought together and separated ethnic groups against their will. According to the World Food Program’s latest Hunger Hotspots report, there are 43 million people in 38 countries at the risk of famine or a serious food crisis unless they receive immediate life-saving support. Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Yemen are the countries with the highest levels of hunger. There’s no shame in admitting that Covid-19 has given the Namibian economy a proper beating, and we still feel the effects. The Russian-Ukraine special military operation/invasion has also not made things more encouraging. The church in Namibia is at a crossroads in more ways than one. On the one hand, the church is trying to shed off the image of being associated with Euro-centrism – and on the other, she needs to carve out her own local cultural identity that is different from that of the church in other parts of Africa. In 2018, the conscious activists and concerned Namibians marched to the National Assembly to submit a petition to the Speaker of the National Assembly on foreign ownership of land. The Covid-19 pandemic had a severe impact not only on people’s health but also on how they learn, work or live. Among the most notable challenges created by Covid-19 is how to adapt to an education system built around the physical school. What exactly is a trimester, and how does it differ from a semester? Semesters are the most widely used curricular framework in schools across the globe. A trimester is a three-part year in which teaching and learning are divided. Given the amount of time they may dedicate to school, anyone working on a trimester system may feel considerably more assured. If we do not act to address long-standing gripes about worker exploitation and a free pass for foreign nationals who invest in Namibia, we should prepare to see the masses in the streets more regularly and maybe a little angrier. Correctional services all over the world are gradually moving from punitive incarceration to the rehabilitation of offenders through efforts to reduce reoffending while providing meaningful reintegration into society. A group of expectant women have expressed their frustration over the poor services and bad living conditions at the Eenhana waiting ward, where they stay to be close to hospital while waiting to give birth. The education director in the Oshana region, Hileni Amukana said the high unemployment rate in the country and the negative effects of Covid-19 have increased the vulnerability of children in the region. Founder and council chair of the International University of Management David Namwandi has acknowledged that nurses are the backbone of every health system and their importance cannot be overemphasised. He also said nurses are agents of change and are very important to any health system of any given country. A Namibian man who allegedly operated a Ponzi scheme and defrauded 79 persons of N$4.3 million made a first appearance in the Windhoek High Court yesterday. A baby died when the mother gave birth in the street of Havana informal settlement as she was waiting for transport. The inaccessibility of the area due to the closure of the Monte Cristo road is blamed on the situation. Angry residents of Okahandja Park in the Tobias Hainyeko constituency say they are being terrorised by a knife-wielding gang in the area who walk around in a large group. ‘Corruption’ in the eastern town of Gobabis has stalled the town’s 1995 twinning agreement with the Smallingerland municipality in the Dutch province of Friesland, mayor Elvire Theron confirmed. Anti-Corruption Commission director general Paulus Noa said a free media in Namibia can effectively make a difference in strengthening governance. Prominent lawyer Sisa Namandje is now representing British mogul Harvey Boulter on instructions from Kadhila Amoomo. Africa governments have been implored to show greater commitment to peacekeeping efforts by relentlessly establishing strong institutions to support continentally-led approaches aimed at conflict prevention. The case of a 31-year-old man who allegedly killed his then 18-year-old pregnant girlfriend in Rehoboth is ready for trial, 10 years later, after having gone through case management in the High Court. World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan African super bantamweight champion Mateus ‘The Beast’ Heita, who was initially set to defend his title against Jonas Matheus on 28 May at the Kuisebmond Stadium in Walvis Bay, has now been accorded an opportunity to take a bite at the bigger cherry. The international organisation, Human Rights Watch, has accused Russia of worsening the situation of food security in the eastern, western, central and southern Africa. Omulumenhu weedula 32 Ferdinantius Philander ota kala modolongo konima eshi oshibofa shaye sha undulilwa komesho momafiku 05 Juli 2022. Oombelewa oonene moshitopolwa shaShana odha yambidhidha aanasikola ye li mompumbwe nomizalo dhosikola. Opolifi moshitukulwa shaZambezi otai kongo omalutu ovalumenhu vavali va kana eshi va wila momulonga Osoondaxa pefimbo kwa li tava tauluka omulonga u li keengaamba daNamibia naZambia. “Ohatu nangala keembete da teka omanga vakwetu vamwe ohava nangala pedu shaashi keembete kaku na omatalashe. Eenduda detu dimwe dokunangala kadi na omivelo, eshi da teka po, onghee ohatu nangala twa tila okulongelwa oilonga yominyonena. Katu li meameno la wana shaashi kapena sha kakuna sha omwaameni womaliko ta dulu okutu amena.” Uuministeli wuuhaku nonkalonawa owa holola euvonayi sho tau ka ekelahi omiti dhok tuntila dhi thike 318 000 dhongushu yoomilliona N$26 oshoka omasiku gokufelefala oga thika. Ministera goyirugana nougendero John Mutorwa katente asi siruwo sina siki omu ndango zodoropa zaRundu vahepa kudiva asi doropa kuna kukura ntani omu nakukara nonzira dina wapa ntani matungo gomawa omu nayikara yomulyo mokudiworoka asi doropa ezi kuna karapo nomvhura 86. The Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC) initiated an investigation on 9 May 2022 against a local law firm and a local bank, following allegations of exclusive dealings pertaining to property conveyance services. The Board of Erongo RED has appointed Immanuel !Hanabeb as its new CEO. Critical airport worker and capacity shortfalls in Africa that threaten to keep flights and passengers grounded and impede the continent’s economic recovery can be rapidly and affordably addressed with the adoption of trusted, secure cloud-based solutions. The National Housing Enterprise (NHE) on Tuesday stated that it is disappointing that the Public Service Union of Namibia (PSUN), with whom NHE is still in the process of signing a recognition agreement, opted not to follow proper procedures in addressing member concerns. The head, heart and feet model emphasises the importance of cultivating a healthy mind, for all we do stem from the head. A woman, whose skin colour started changing at the age of 28, says dealing with the condition has been tough but treatment and therapy have helped her accept it. The education directorate in the Kunene region handed over two earthquake resilient hostel blocks to Edward //Garoeb Primary School hostel with the carrying capacity of 64 learners each. The Access to Information in Namibia Coalition chairperson Frederico Links has called on the police to always exercise maximum restraint in dealing with protests to safeguard human rights. Followers of the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters and Affirmative Repositioning Movement yesterday took to the streets to air their grievances against Chinese shop owners and how they conduct business in Namibia. The prosecutor general has decided to arraign medical intern, Dennis Noa with a count of attempted murder, in addition to the rape charge he is already facing. Theophilie Namutenya Lingwe from Muroro village, who was at the forefront of a protest that demanded the removal of regional councillor Filiphus Nkore Mavara is being sued for alleged defamation of character. The Oshakati Town Council this week tabled a budget of over N$200 million for the 2022/2023 financial year. Another gang rape convict, who was serving 60 years imprisonment, had his sentence halved to 30 years after a lower court bungled his sentencing. The State is adamant that granting bail to the two applicants in the Chinatown protests is against the administration of justice and public interest. Deputy Chief Justice and Judge President Petrus Damaseb on Tuesday gave separate victories to two warring parties in a lawsuit involving a trust supposed to be for the benefit of vulnerable children. The Egyptian authorities are making gradual progress in constructing a sustainable smart city, which is also known as the new administrative capital of one of Africa’s most industrialised nations. Omupopiliko wopolifi moshitukulwa shaKhomas Warrant Silas Shipandeni okwa ti oiponga iheyali oya lopotwa moWindhoek moule weevili hamano mefiku limwe okudja lwopotundi 12h00 fiyo 18h30. Omukulunhuwiliki mouministeli wouhaku nonghalonawa Ben Nangombe okwa kunghilila oshiwana opo shi kale nokuliufa komilandu edi da tulwa po doCovid-19. Opolisi moshitopolwa shaMusati oya manga po omulumentu gwomimvo 25 ngoka a li anuwa a kwata okakadhona komimvo 16 koonkondo. Iiti yomokuti ya pita 4 000 oshowo omashina gokutetagula omiti okwa li ya kwatwa ko kaanambelewa yuuministeli womindhingoloko, omakuti nomatalelepo mokati kokuti koKavango gokuuninginino. Okaana keedula 10 oka kwatwa onghonga komulumenhu weedula 47 vati e na oulema wopamadilaadilo Olomakaya komukunda Enongo moshitukulwa shaMusati. We all hope for a better life, a better job, a better livelihood, a better house, car, friends – and the list goes on. Five new students recently joined Dimension Data Namibia as part of its 2022 XT Student Programme. The National Housing Enterprise this year sponsored the top-performing students in the field of rural and regional development planning at the Namibia University of Science and Technology 2022 academic awards. The collaboration between the University of Namibia and Bremen University of Germany continues to bear fruit under the academic exchange umbrella. Forced into quarantine for three weeks in 2020, Rahl-Jeanne Bussel used the time to reflect back on her life and what she had achieved over the past decade. The Financial Institutions and Markets Act (FIMA), was gazetted on 30 September 2021 and replaces the outdated Pension Fund Act of 1956. FIMA is slated to come into effect on 1 October 2022 and has raised many eyebrows and provoked heated discussions in recent weeks. According to Bank Windhoek’s Head of Digital, Data and Customer Transformation Ryan Geyser, the bank is on a continuous journey to create and provide an enhanced banking experience to its customers. Since mid-December 2021, the agriculture ministry has been battling a swarm of locusts that descended on Namibia. Trade minister Lucia Iipumbu yesterday said her ministry has noted with great concern the recent developments in the business sector. Laws may seem solid and enduring but they are riddled with paradoxes. That is to say that they are social constructs, not value-free, and can be interpreted in many contradictory ways. Contradictory interpretations are nothing but trouble because two/many different things cannot be true at once, to paraphrase Deborah Stone. Henry Ford famously quoted, “coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” The directorate of veterinary services has started vaccinating livestock against the outbreak of the Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia, commonly known as lung sickness, which was detected in Kavango West region since February. A woman and her four children say they have been evicted from their family home by a cousin who claims to be the owner of the house in Onaame village of Ohangwena. A week after a Keetmanshoop councillor caught NamWater workers installing a bulk prepaid meter despite ongoing debt negotiations, the utility has moved to pour cold water over flaring tempers. Swapo political bureau and central committee member Tobie Aupindi has hit back at Economic Freedom Fighters’ leader Julius Malema after he called the Swapo-led government corrupt. The two arested suspects in the Chinatown counterfeit protest case have pleaded not guilty to all charges saying they did not violate any laws as they were excercising their democratic rights of protesting against social injustice as provided by the constitution. Windhoek High Court Judge Claudia Claassen sentenced a man she convicted of murder, read with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act, to 33 years direct imprisonment yesterday. Namibia disposed of about 318 000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines worth more than N$26 million as they have reached their expiry date. A police constable from the dog unit has appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing fuel since December last year. The Independent Patriots for Change expelled senior party member and former chairperson of the Erongo Regional Council Ciske Smith-Howard yesterday. Despite NBC’s decision to be a no-show for the first-ever Media Ombudsman’s public hearing yesterday, John Nakuta decided to forge ahead, saying due process needed to be followed through. The Oshakati High Court has set aside the convictions and 20-year imprisonment sentences of three youths - one a minor then – on charges of raping a mentally challenged girl in Outapi. Forestry officials in Kavango West have seized about 4 000 planks from illegal timber harvesters at some recently allocated farms with no government leaseholds in the Katji-na-Katji area. Trouble is brewing in Nelombo C village in the Omusati region where some residents allegedly built shebeens in the field of an elderly woman without her permission. The trial of two men, accused of killing a pensioner and attempting to kill his fiancée at their home in Outjo, will resume in September. Petrus Jacobus du Plessis, who was convicted of murdering his former girlfriend, Beverly Kurangera, by stabbing her at least seven times with a spear on 25 August 2018 at Old Location in Karibib, wants the court to show him mercy. Veteran Namibian hooker Torsten van Jaarsveld, who plays professionally for the French Pro D2 side Aviron Bayonnais, was recently honoured with the prestigious Olympic Midi Oscars for his outstanding performance throughout the season. MTC and the Windhoek Golf Club jointly announced a three-year partnership recently that will see the club becoming sustainable and preserving over 30 jobs for the long term. Opolisi moshitopolwa shaShana otayi kumagidha oshigwana shi kale sha kotokela ookalyamupombo taya ponokele omagumbo gaantu omanga ooyene ya ya kiilonga. AAVALI ya ningi esiku taya lala posikola Eenhana Primary nelalakano lyokumona oofooloma dheyindilo dhoompito dhaanona yawo, oya li ya shuna komagumbo gawo Omaandaha ya nyanyukwa sho ya yakulwa. Omulumenhu weedula 40 okwa lumatwa kunyamukwao moshipla eshi a hangika monduda yomukainhu waye weedula 34 womukwashiwana waAngola. Ovakainhu vavali ova kwatwa po Etitano lwopotundi 17h00 eshi va hangika noingangamwifi modoolopa Outjo moshitukulwa shaKunene. Omulumenhu weedula 40 okwa lumatwa kunyamukwao moshipla eshi a hangika monduda yomukainhu waye weedula 34 womukwashiwana waAngola. OVALUMENHU moshitukulwa shaHangwena otava nyenyeta tava ti kutya opolifi nai kale tai kwata po ovanhu ve na oulodi hava kala tava pondo nokulongela vakwao oushada. Ombudsmanni Beros ge ǂoa ge kurib, 2021 !aroma 2 890 ǂkhîo!nâsib !gaesende Namibiab a ǂhabase ge !khō!oa, ǁîna xub !nāsa !âb 378 ǁhōn diba a Oshana ǀkharib dise. ǀHûǁarebese ra ǂgari ǂgari-aon sao ra ǂgiǂgosi ǁhûi!nâǂharidi, ǂgaiǀons ai Museses, Mankumpis, Ncamagoros tsî Kapakos hâdi hîa Kavango Aiǂoas !nâ ra ǁnādi din ge, ǀgūǁae soǀôan hîa ǂhīgu ǁōs bovine pleuropneumoniasa (CBPP) ǁîn gomana ǁkhaubas ase nî !khō!oa. Bee populations are rapidly declining and humanity must prevent this for their own existence. This is the view of the Women for Bees organisation, in light of the marking of World Bee Day on 20 May. The total number of cattle marketed in March 2022 was 17 493, a slight decrease of 1% from 17 711 recorded in February 2022. For years now, the discussion of adding value to the country’s resources has been a topical issue. We have all partaken in the discussion around the issue. At least we all agree that adding value to Namibian products before they are exported is the right thing to do. Full-time communal farmer Rosa Korukuve has eventually managed to kick off one of her longest standing ambitions by starting up a vegetable garden to complement her household needs. All Namibians under 35 years of age willing to purchase farmland through Agribank now have up to 30 years to repay their farmland loans. With new demands placed in the workplaces, all hail the 4th IR albeit, in the embryonic stage in our market, there has never been a time more than now where we can count on diversity as a tool to solve problems. Following the selection of the Startupper of the Year Challenge winners by a local jury comprised of industry experts, the winners of the 2022 edition were awarded during an official ceremony on 11 May 2022 at Am Weinberg, Windhoek. Minister of Industrialisation and Trade Lucia Ipumbu on Friday officially launched the European Union (EU) funded twinning project, titled 'Providing support to the Namibia Standard Institution (NSI)'. Namibia felt the effects of the global recession quickly and deeply when some of the major markets in the world were struck by the economic meltdown. How many more need to be killed before the international community acts to hold Israel accountable for its continuing crimes against humanity? Organisers of the second edition of the Nedbank Women in Media Conference that took place over the weekend have described the event as “a resounding success”. The Namibia Marriage Council has suggested that all pending bills on marriage be halted for now. FUNDING for Namibia’s green hydrogen project will require hefty financing, all of which will not be able to be sourced locally. Two of the activists who were at the forefront of a protest against Chinese businesses being allowed to sell counterfeit goods spent another night in custody. More than 200 parents and guardians of school-ready children who have been camping at the entrance of the Eenhana Primary School to obtain next year’s admission forms, returned home happily yesterday. The murder case against siblings Azaan Madisia and Junior Mulundu, who are accused of murdering the young Walvis Bay resident, Shannon Wasserfall, was transferred to the High Court. THE scramble for power within the Swapo Party Youth League has intensified, as some party members threatened legal action if the endorsement of the current secretary Ephraim Nekongo and his deputy Christine Haindaka-Sikongo is not nullified. Student leaders have been urged to develop both their intellect as well as moral base. Bishop Lukas Katenda noted that education is not merely about knowledge but also where to obtain information. A former military paramedic serving 35-years-imprisonment for killing his ex-girlfriend four years ago, wants to be granted leave by the High Court to appeal his conviction in the Supreme Court. By 28 February 2022, a total of 433 398 people, aged 18 years and older, received one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, representing 29.4% of the target population. Town Council has tabled its provisional budget of N$147.1 million for the 2022/23 financial year last week. Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Patrice Motsepe on Saturday again called on all interested parties to put their inflated egos aside and strive to get local football up and running, saying he and his team will ensure that nobody stands in the way of progress. Oshipupudilo shoNAMCOL osha patulula endiki lokuyandja eetundi dokompiuta kovakwashiwana ve na ohokwe yokulihonga okompiuta Etitano modoolopa yaMuthiya moshitukulwa shaShikoto. Omunyeumbo weedula 56 okwa fya eshi a tuwa nombele kukaume kaye Etitano lwopotundi 22h00 keendingosho pomukunda Eengolo moshitukulwa shaMusati. Omupopiliko wopolifi moshitukulwa shaHangwena Sergeant Andreas Nghiyolwa okwa kunghilila oovene veendingosho opo va xulifei po okukala tava landele ovanafikola omalodu ngeenge ve li peendingosho davo. Selma Nepembe iha popi, ye iha ende, okwa lala ashike. Katengo kaShack Dwellers’ Federation kaNamibia (SDFN), kayahezi batu mwasikiliti sa Zambezi mandu alikana 134. Mandu ane ayahilwe kwa Kongola a54, ni Katima Mulilo mwakomponi ya Choto a80, natambekilwe Lamubulo ni Labubeli viki yefelile. Hana tambeka mandu Likwambuyu waLiluko la Zwelopili yalibaka zaLitolopo ni Matakanyani Erastus Uutoni, nahatelezi kuli tokwahalo yamandu isiala ipahami mwanaha Na Kusabonahala kwasikwata sene sizekisa mubuso kamasheleñi afitelela bolule bamwanda kabamashumi amalalu kabalobañwi (N$139 million), kakuzekiswa kamafosisa kasamulaho akusa fumanwa mulatu mwataha yabukwenuheli mwakubata kuyekuyula sikilitisa Caprivi kwanaha Namibia, nekutisize kuli taba yabona izuswe famukoloko wakhuta viki yefelile. Mubakweli kuyomuhulu waba atuli Hosea Angula, naize muzeko wasikw Conrad Lutombi, yana zwile mubano kuba muzamaisi wakatengo kamuleneñi Windoko, ufumbela kusikuluhela kwamulao, haiba katengo kamuleneñi waWindoko kazwelapili kubabaza sinca situlo sa buzamaisi. Award-winning producer Dantagos Jimmy-Melani and her entire team of ‘Hairareb’ are overjoyed by the win the film scooped in the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday. Twelve groups have entered the 2022 Hymn Awards and Choir Competition set for 28 May at the Ongwediva Trade Fair Centre. Avic, the Chinese-owned company constructing the Hosea Kutako International Airport road in Windhoek has resolved the tax deduction dispute which led to the workers downing tools. The current economic calamity intensified by Covid-19 has resulted in many resorting to informal business activities. As we celebrate nurses’ week, we pay tribute to Florence Nightingale, the mother of nursing who believed nursing was her divine calling, and she devoted her life to the entire nursing profession. International Nurses Day was commemorated in the Zambezi region on Thursday, 12 May 2022. The event was organised by Enkehaus Private Hospital, in collaboration with the health ministry. The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Swakopmund Municipality and various other stakeholders, held its annual career fair, drawing hordes of learners and community members from all the constituencies of the region. Eveline Kanutusa is constantly in tears because of the seemingly endless fight she is embroiled in with the Outapi Town Council and her siblings over land she says has been given to her by her late mother. Both the Namibia Revenue Agency and the Namibian Police have been criticised for burning forfeited goods worth N$5 million, as this action is blamed for the Chinatown protest on Friday where several people were arrested and others injured after the police sprayed teargas and fired rubber bullets. The Namibia Revenue Agency has been given 48 hours by Walvis Bay small businesses, street sellers and community activists to take action against their chief customs officer from the enforcement section at Walvis Bay. Chaos erupted as tempers flared on Thursday afternoon when residents accused the Walvis Bay municipal council of running the town like a cuca shop and failing to deliver land for affordable housing. Political and economic experts have weighed in on Friday’s protests in Windhoek’s China Town, which resulted in the arrest of political leaders and activists and the injury of journalists and bystanders. National Unity Democratic Organisation president Utjiua Muinjangue has said the Ovaherero people are and remain the spine of the 57-year-old political party. One of six men convicted for carrying out an armed robbery at Westlane Lifestyle Centre in Windhoek says the Regional Court erred in law when it convicted and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment. Windhoek High Court Judge Herman January on Friday declined to hear a constitutional challenge against a section of the Criminal Procedure Act by fraud accused Manga Nawa-Mukena and her husband, Joseph. International relations minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has questioned how long will Africa continue to export jobs. The rate of infection has risen sharply over the last 29-days, recording a three-fold increase in the weekly positivity rate, from 2.1% (in the week commencing 11 April) to 7.5% as of 11 May 2022 while the vaccination rate remains low. President Hage Geingob and Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Patrice Motsepe yesterday strongly shared the same desire to swiftly and seamlessly see the infights that has engulfed Namibian football come to an end. Death has struck again for the umpteenth time in the last couple of months, which has seen a string of great men of substance and athletes alike all losing their precious lives. When reflecting on my past experiences with the previous Fifa Normalisation Committee for the Namibia Football Association (NFA), I’m reminded of the wise words of former US president Barack Obama, who once said: “If you have to win a campaign by dividing people, you are not going to be able to govern them. You won’t be able to unite them later if that’s how you start.” The much-anticipated Bank Windhoek Relay is set to take place this weekend at the Action Arena in Windhoek’s Olympia suburbs, with local and international participants expected to physically grace the event or also partake virtual. Opolisi moshitopolwa shaKhomas oyi li molukongo lwomukiintu a ekelahi ohanona tayi fekelwa yi na omasiku gontumba, konima yoshiputudhilo shopombanda shoWindhoek Vocationa Training Centre. Oshigongi shaatolinkundana yaakiintu otashi ka kala ko ngula mOlyomakaya, notashi ka ningwa oshikando oshitiyali. Omulumenhu weedula 44 Nealen Jacobs okwa anyenwa obooloha onghela momhangu yaKatutura konima eshi vati a kwata okaana kokamati keedua nhatu onghonga Omaandaxa moshanga shomutenya molukanda Otjomuise moWindhoek. “Ihandi kofa vali nawa eshi nda uda kutya elelo lodoolopa yaOutapi ola hala okulanda po epya lange kondado i li pedu. Ohandi kala handi hepekwa komadilaadilo okulimangeleka shaashi paife onda lulilwa kutya ohandi uka peni nounona novatekulu vange. Onghee kandi na vali ombili yokomwenyo eshi handi kala handi kwena efimbo alishe. ™Omieze omiseinina omuzapamwe Maru war i no ngendo onene ohunga no ngaro yo Vaherero no Vambanderu otja tji ma itjama ko ngondjero yo u Kohoke wo ku Yarurapo,∫ ™Tate ombangaøe no menare ami mbirire ami ndinondi. No kuhina Tate hino kutjiwa kutja etjerira omunamasa otja tjimbiri ndino.∫ ™Oøangui jarire okupundua nu tjitu hasekamene mapeja avee kuturika amotarere potjunda tjiritjiri.∫ Okomiti yOmakuruhungi wa Africa nOvandonga nOmekurisiro wavo maipura ko tjiuru tjehi oku tuurungira mo tjiuri tjehi tjo kehi, kutja hapo ongutiro yo 2006 yOmbongarero yOtjiwaøa itara kwimba avehe mo Namibia mba Þunwa iyo TjiÞiro Otjindjandja? I miss theatre. I miss everything about it. I miss being on stage. I miss the endless hours of stressful and draining rehearsals. I miss the pain of soaking in a book of lines. I miss being scolded by a demanding director. I miss the crazy adrenaline of opening night. With Covid-19 now a bit “laid back”, Namibian musician Lasarus Mvula aka ‘Lazza’ used the opportunity to produce the song ‘Mwamwala’ for Namibians to listen to while hanging out. Besides all concepts and other devious ways of deception and distraction, it should not be hard for a sane person to realise that the beauty of life is embedded in variety. I’ve been noticing lately on social media, conversations and memes about cutting ties with friends who don’t reciprocate the effort you feel you put into friendships. Customers often complain about how “overly priced” items or services are without considering the amount of work invested to creatively hand-craft items such as paintings and crocheted, beaded or weaved products, or services such as doing nails or hair. “Just because you see them happy and dancing every day, [it] does not guarantee they are okay”. Namibia Breweries Limited, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group, announced the temporary discontinuation of its low-alcoholic and -kilojoule beer brand, Windhoek Light. After receiving notifications this week that stamp duty transactions have been processed on specific dates, many First National Bank clients were shocked and outraged. Consumers still feel the pinch of increasing domestic prices from different categories. In April 2022, prices for oils and fats rose by 23.4%, compared to 7.5% recorded during the same time a year earlier. My friend Andrew is an artist. He makes paintings because he loves making them. Sometimes, someone buys one. Other times, someone pays him to make paintings to order. Have you ever considered how many people around you live in multidimensional poverty? Muvi Tjiho was born on 1 January 1936 and passed on 28 April 2022. It is a fact that the Namibian education system has not been performing at the senior secondary level as expected for some years now. The main cause of the high rate has been English – and to some extent Mathematics and other science subjects. As Dr Anton Bosl would point out, Namibia is neither geographically nor politically an island or otherwise isolated, but rather an integral part of the Southern African region, an active member of the African Union (AU) and a sovereign member state within the international community. The reduction of fuel pump prices is a manifestation of government and stakeholders’ rendezvous to concerted efforts to revamp the economy through austerity measures as enshrined in NDP’s and HPP’s. It is miraculous to discover the youth of these days are morally bankrupt. Our society has observed a massive worsening in its moral, social and educational values, particularly among the youth. I wish to convey a special and warm congratulations to the Founding President and Father of the Namibian Nation Dr Sam Shafiishuna Nujoma, who inspired me during the early 80s to join the liberation movement, Swapo Party of Namibia. Following the “demise” of the General Public Service Charter from 1996 by Founding President Sam Nujoma, former Ombudsman Advocate John Walters witnessed that government and ministers are all guilty for non-responsiveness. The biblical scriptures in Luke 6.48 state: “He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against the house and could not shake it, because it had been well-built”. There is no doubt that Botswana certainly did her homework on Namibia’s capacity and capability to co-host the Africa Cup of Nations. The neighbours are in the process of initiating a joint bid to co-host the 2027 edition of Africa’s biggest football showpiece. The bail application of former minister of justice Sacky Shanghala’s employee Nigel van Wyk, which was initially abandoned, is now set to start in the Windhoek High Court before Oshakati-based judge Johanna Salionga on 11 July on new facts. The many Okahandja residents, who occupied or will occupy unserviced municipal land, will have to fork out an extra N$50 to the council per household once the new 2022 proposed tariffs are implemented. The National Unity Democratic Organisation Youth League’s elective conference is finally set to take place this weekend after postponements due to internal squabbles. Communal farmers in the Musese, Mankumpi, Ncamagoro and Kapako constituencies of Kavango West will soon get doses of the contagious bovine pleuropneumonia vaccines for their cattle. Conrad Lutombi, who was the frontrunner to become Windhoek’s CEO, has threatened to seek a legal review of the recruitment process should the City of Windhoek go ahead with the re-advertisement of the position. In an effort for government to position itself to take advantage of anticipated economic tailwinds that could potentially propel Namibia towards renewed growth and opportunity, the country launched its first sovereign wealth fund, known as the Welwitschia Fund. Angry Epukiro farmers flocked to the constituency’s police station yesterday to express their dissatisfaction over dockets involving livestock theft that allegedly went missing from the station. The fisheries ministry has refuted claims they are spending millions of taxpayers’ money to rent a fisheries patrol vessel. The Office of the Ombudsman has received 2 890 complaints countrywide from the public in 2021, and the majority of these cases are from the Oshana region, which records 378 complaints. Six Icelandic companies embroiled in the ongoing fisheries bribery case are asking the High Court to consider giving them the opportunity to appeal to the Supreme Court after the former’s refusal to allow them to cross-examine prosecutor general Martha Imalwa in her application to have their assets declared forfeited to the State. The long-running trial of prominent Windhoek lawyer Dirk Conradie and his long-time friend Sara Ngenohani Damases resumed yesterday in the Windhoek High Court before Judge Thomas Masuku. Sixty-two employees of Lewis Stores in Namibia fear losing their jobs, as reaching monthly targets has become increasingly difficult. Chairperson of the Fifa Normalisation Committee Bisey Uirab yesterday said if the financially crippled Namibia Football Association (NFA) is to be rescued from the jaws of demise, serious structural and financial adjustments would have to be made. Eshi kwa didilikwa eengeleka dimwe hadi kala tadi ningi eweelelo nomambako, Chief Inspector Johannes Mweyanale wopolifi moshitukulwa shaShana okwa ti opolifi otai ka kwata ko omambako keengeleka edi tadi ka lopotwa tadi ningi eweelelo mokule. Aakalimo yomoshitopolwa shaShikoto momudhingoloko Okatope oya mono ombelewa yelelo lyopamuthigululwakalo oshiwike sha zi ko. Aaniilonga mositola yiiyakulwa yomomagumbo Lewis Store moNamibia anuwa oya tegelela okuthiga po iilonga yawo oshoka inaya gwanitha po oshimaliwa haya tengenekelwa yeshi gwanithe omwedhi kehe. “Otwa tewa meumbo nounona vange shaashi vati ohandi piyaaneke ohombo yamumwamememati. Mumwamememati omo e tu hanga meumbo omu eshi fyee omo twa kala hatu di nounona vange. Paife ohatu di meumbo lamushiinda shetu shaashi katu na apa hatu uka.” Yita eyi yokurwa morwa nompasi mpasi donongeha,kuna kureta ezonaguro koekonomi lyomomukunda gwa //Kharas kunane noudigu, simpe udigu ou kuna kutwima. President gwanare Hifikepunye Pohamba kahundilire vahamenimo navenye merongo valikwate kumwe nepangero omu navagusapo maudigu gepangero kuhamena erongo lyetu. Ministera gonodoropa nekuliko konomukunda Erastus Uutoni katente asi nsene asi wondango zodoropa zaOniipa kapi vana kuruganena kumwe, ntaantani vakare noudigu nomavango gokulivaterera. Standing committees of the SADC Parliamentary Forum and the Regional Women’s Parliamentary Caucus have unanimously endorsed a draft SADC Model Law on Public Financial Management, and will soon commend it to the highest decision-making body of the forum, the plenary assembly, for adoption. The Namibia Revenue Agency this week destroyed counterfeit goods valued at over N$5 million, which were confiscated following their illegal importation into the country. Following the success of the first phase of the campaign, the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board is taking its Know2Grow campaign to northern Namibia. Thirty-nine Egyptian medical experts and specialists in various fields are currently in the country to provide healthcare services to Namibians over a period of one week. The caution of taking medicines during pregnancy arises because most medicines or their metabolites (a substance made or used when the body breaks down medicine or chemical) have the ability to cross the placenta, of which some inherently cause harm to the developing foetus. I am in agreement with the statement that says life is indeed a journey that every individual has taken up. The Bank of Namibia, in conjunction with the Ministry of Finance, will officially launch the Sovereign Wealth Fund on 12 May 2022. The Namibian economy needs protection from volatile price changes, and needs investments that are sustainable and capable of benefiting future generations. The Shack Dwellers’ Federation of Namibia built 134 houses for new homeowners in the Zambezi region. A total of 213 students were conferred degrees, diplomas and a doctorate during a graduation ceremony in Keetmanshoop on Tuesday. Female candidates represented 81% (173), with 40 males (19%) receiving their academic qualifications at the event. A lawyer representing the Grootfontein municipal council has recommended that the local authority press charges against its under-fire CEO Kisco Sinvula for alleged serious violations. Founding President Sam Nujoma has advised government to consider returning to the negotiating table with Germany over the contentious 1904-08 Nama-Ovaherero genocide agreement reached last year. Pandemonium erupted yesterday after NamWater officials in Keetmanshoop allegedly attempted to install a bulk pre-paid water meter (PPWM) at the water reservoir outside the town. There are currently no punitive measures in place for electrical injuries and incidents in the electricity distribution sector, despite several Namibians being injured or dying while on duty over the years. A group of people, arrested for carrying out an armed robbery at the Puma depot in the Northern Industrial Area of Windhoek on Friday and fleeing with N$1.3 million, were denied bail by the Katutura Magistrate’s Court. Teachers at Northridge Private School in Omungwelume in Ohangwena are allegedly facing exploitation at the hands of the school principal, who is also the owner of the school. Windhoek High Court acting Judge Kobus Miller yesterday dismissed an application brought by Fishrot accused Ricardo Gustavo to recuse himself from the trial for perceived bias. The Khomas regional police are looking for a mother who dumped a baby girl wrapped in a towel alive near the Windhoek Vocational Training Centre on Tuesday afternoon and disappeared. Former Swapo councillor and parliamentarian Ambrosius Kandjii, who has been held at the Witvlei police station for allegedly violating a protection order and malicious damage to property, sustained minor injuries during an accident involving a police van while being transported for his next court hearing on Sunday afternoon. The Swapo Party Elders Council’s central committee on Sunday endorsed incumbents Mukwaita Shanyengana and Marry Masule as sole candidates for the secretary and deputy secretary positions during the upcoming congress, slated for 28-31 July. The High Court has scheduled to hear the matter of a taxi driver, who is suing the State for wrongful arrest and spending 10 years in custody, in October. the Namibian police recently reported cases of rape, including those of three minors, of whom the youngest is a 19-month-old boy, who was allegedly sexually assaulted at Epangwe village in the Ohangwena region. A 16-year-old girl is suing the State after she was allegedly assaulted by the police, who claim she lied about some details of being abducted and sexually violated. If all goes according to plan, Namibia will be amongst the countries that stand to immensely benefit from a new major global rugby competition, planned for 2026. Namibia’s leading boxing promoter Nestor ‘Sunshine’ Tobias has shared the line-up of his top-10 local boxers, ranking them pound for pound from top to bottom. The situation in Ukraine continues to move towards the dangerous yet indirect confrontation between Russia and NATO member countries. Omukonakoni woimbuluma wopolifi moshitukulwa Omusati, Omupedu Commissioner Moses Simaho okwa ti opolifi nghee natango tai indile moshiwana kwaau e na ouyelele kombinga yoibofa yomafyo atatu a lopotwa moshitukulwa neudo nomudo wa dja ko. Sho uupyakandhi womakwato koonkondo tau tsikile moshilongo ashihe, okwa ndhindhilikwa iipotha tayi indjipala kehe esiku. Opolisi moshitopolwa shaShikoto oya ti omukulupe gwomimvo 63 Anna Johannes ngoka a li a thigi po aatekulu ye yaheyali, okwa monika e li monkalo yi li nawa moAngola. OmuZimbambwe gumwe okwa mangwa po kopolisi koMariental sho ya yugu omulumentu gumwe iinima yongushu N$33 000. Opolisi yaNamibia oya manga omunaminvo 39 Omuzimbamwe ngoka anuwa a li pamwe namukwawo a matuka po, sho ya yugu omulumentu gumwe gwomimvo 27 iinima ye. Ovanafikola hava fikola pOkatope JSS vati ova taatawa meetundi Omaandaxa shaashi vati vehe na oshimaliwa N$40 shokulanda eembapila domeshina, N$60 dokufuta omuameni womaliko. Allow me to express my deepest feelings and opinion about what I think being a teacher means. People stay and thrive where they are safe and appreciated, especially where the leaders of such a place or organisation, in one way or another make them feel recognised – and through their actions display their appreciation of the people with them. Twenty vocational students from the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology recently joined Rössing Uranium for their 12-month job attachment programme. Certified linguists… New Era newspaper interns Wilhelmina Iimene (right) and Rose-Mary Haufiku were part of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) graduates last week. Ten youths from the Omusati region will soon launch a non-profit organisation, called Shaping Lives Charity, to cater to children in need in the northern regions. For many who have experienced it, being retrenched is heartbreaking and scary when one has no idea how to make a buck, going forward. Paulina Nekandjo Paulus wants to be the reason people play the keyboard/piano. Since InterCity was launched in 2018, the game-changing carpooling app has grown in leaps and bounds, recently adding a paid option for travellers. The construction of the new freeway between Windhoek and the Hosea Kutako International Airport is expected to be concluded in 2024. As a land administration lecturer, I consider my lectures on “the concepts of land” one of the most important sessions in shaping students’ understanding of what land is and is not. As an avid sports fan and participant in all kinds of sports and games, I am delighted to see the developments in Namibia over the last few years. Sports dominate my life, to such an extent that I even chose a career where I am involved with sporting activities and games in one way or another every day. Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of a Northern Regional Electricity Distributor employee and well-known northern businessman, who fell to his death while working on an electric cable last week at Okahao, Omusati region. The Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade is hosting a five-day training course from 9-13 May on Emergency Response to Chemical Incidents for States Parties of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Supreme Court Justice Dave Smuts donated copies of his recently-published book, ‘Death, Detention and Disappearance’, to every secondary school and public library in the four northern regions. Founding President Sam Nujoma believes Namibia is ready for a female head of state, while saying the ruling Swapo needs to be transformed into a modern political party that deploys people based on merit. Learners at Okatope Junior Secondary School in Ohangwena are angry and fear they will miss exams after being chased out of school for not paying N$40 for copy paper and N$60 to pay the security guard. Former ombudsman John Walters says the justice system needs to be questioned, especially the issue of bail, to get a clearer understanding as to whether it is equally applied to all who seek bail in Namibian courts. A cellular phone that didn’t follow commands by altering a message apparently landed its owner in jail on Friday. Gobabis mayor Elvire Theron has described the town’s N$42.5 million debt to NamPower as the “biggest headache”. The non-appearance on the part of the group that was suing the State for more than N$139.1 million for malicious prosecution after they were acquitted from the Caprivi high treason trial resulted in their case being struck from the court’s roll yesterday. A Windhoek resident, who is accused of raping his biological daughter several times and forcing her to abort the foetus after impregnating her, has instructed an advocate to defend him during the last stretch of his trial. As tourists return in numbers to explore Namibia’s unique beauty, the tourism sector is facing a shortage of vehicles for rent. A 30-year-old farmworker accused of killing his employer with an axe and kidnapping and raping the wife of the victim, claimed he acted in self-defence during his testimony yesterday. A fierce battle is brewing between political parties, with some having launched their 2024 election campaigns, while others expose purported unfair labour practices countrywide in an attempt to win the hearts of the electorate. Members of charismatic churches have accused the principal of Oshakati Senior Secondary School of discriminating against their members by denying them permission to attend services on Sunday. Two of three people on trial for the murder of renowned stock theft investigator Wilfred ‘Major’ Kazeurua want to be released on bail. Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray is still struggling to come to terms with why Namibian international Ryan Nyambe has not yet signed a new contract with the club, saying the young defender has a big future ahead at the Lancashire-based club. Engathithi lyaantu omayovi Olyomakaya ga zi ko, okwa li lya gongala momukunda Okalunga Kantako moshitopolwa shaShana, lya thindikile omuniilonga gwehangano lyokwaandjaneka omalusheno Nored oshowo omunangeshefa gwomonooli Thomas Matanga gaLot Shikomba. Opolisi moshitopolwa shaMusati oyi li metifa oku ka manga po omukiintu gwomimvo 47 ngoka ta fekelwa ekwatokoonkondo lyokamati ke na uunkundi wopamadhiladhilo. Aantu yatatu oya si moshiponga shohauto sho oohauto ya li ya londo mudho dha li dhi idhenge mumwe nokugalangata sho dha gu ko kopate. OVADALI ve na ounona hava fikola mosekundofikola Oshakati SSS otava nyenyeta eshi vati ofikola hai pitike ashike ovanafikola veengeleka daElcin, Catholic naAnglican komalongelokalunga ashike ovanafikola ve li moshiveva iha va pitikwa. Omukainhu weedula 37 okwa lumatwa mombuda kohonda yaye eshi vati a anya ve li shunine nomulumenhu waye kwa li Olomakaya momukunda Okapya moshitukukulwa shaMusati. ǁAupexa 260 studentn ge !kharaga !harigu aiǁgause: ǁgau!nâs, ǂhanuǂans, !aub ǁgau!nâs, ǀgoan ǂans tsî ǂurusib !âb !nâ, Universitaits Namibiab dis di Katima Mulilo kampes tawa ǂoa ge wekheb Wunstaxs ai ǁkhākhāǂuisens ǂan!gâǂhawega ge !khō!oa. Gaob Johannes Isaacki, ǀHai-ǀKhaua !Hao!nāsi ǂGaeǂguis di ǂgaeǂgui-aob ge ge mî, ǁîn ge ǂgui !gâi xūna a sī!nâsa, aiǁgause !khōǁaresa !hao!nāsi ǂūsigu ǂkhanis khami. ǂHanub ǂNûiǂgādi Pension ǂGaes (GIPF) ge hoa ǁanin âsa ra ǂgan, in ǁîn di ǂhunuma ǂansa !khōǂgā hâ xoaǁguiga si ǁkhawa kō!gâ tsî hâ nî ǀkharaǀkharasina māǂgā, aiǁgause ǁîn di ǁōǂoas khao!gâ nî nēpa xu domdore khoena xoaǂgā!nâs ǂhawegu tsî ǁnā khoen !aromas GIPFsa ǂhâba hâ ǂans tsîna ǀasaǀasa !khaisa. Many southern African gardens contain exotic species that originate from regions with far higher rainfall than occurs here. As a result, gardeners have to water them frequently. Livestock farming enterprise objectives are aimed at increasing and sustaining production, which in turn exerts pressure on the animal’s physiological abilities to perform. These performance aspects include reproduction, health, feed conversion and general adaptability, amongst others. Food insecurity is a major challenge in African countries, where the rate at which the population grows far exceeds both the quantity and quality of food required to sustain the population. It is reported that 204 million of the 814 million undernourished people in the world live in sub-Saharan Africa. FARMERS in southern Namibia are battling to contain the effect of ‘green drought’. The most likely outlook remains a continuation along the current path of economic stagnation and slow deterioration of Namibia’s prolonged financial crisis. AFTER years of economic recession, followed by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, government finds itself with high debts and in a difficult financial position. This leaves little space for monetary support for the tourism industry and its infrastructure. In September 2020, the Namibian government, through the fisheries ministry, committed to developing its National Plan of Action for Small- Scale Fisheries (NPOA-SSF) by implementing the voluntary guidelines for securing sustainable SSF in the context of food security and poverty eradication. Every learner gets inspiration before writing their matric. This article examines the post-colonial silence of Namibian churches with special reference to the 1904 to 1908 genocide. University of Namibia vice chancellor Kenneth Matengu said the institution is conducting studies on seed production in Kavango East. Namibians breathed a collective sigh of relief as the news broke early last night that four ‘missing’ tourists were alive and well after a distress call was received by tourism officials over the weekend. Newest National Assembly member Ephraim Nekongo is mincing no words, saying repealing retrogressive laws - including the removal of the red line - and making progressive ones, will enjoy his heightened attention. As people go about their daily activities on a busy weekday in the Omaalala village of the Oshana region, a mystery is unfolding. Workers on the B1 road upgrade project between Tses and Gibeon downed tools late last week, saying their employer’s unresponsiveness to their grievances is the main reason for striking. At least eight people have died in road accidents since last Friday, while a woman succumbed to injuries after she was struck by a car. President Hage Geingob has urged nations of the world to summon the will to reverse desertification and climate change. FRAUD accused Manga Nawa- Mukena and her husband Joseph Mukena yesterday gave notice to Windhoek High Court Judge Herman January that they intend to challenge certain sections of the Criminal Procedure Act. A group accused of allegedly breaking into the Katutura Magistrate’s Court in July last year will be going on trial next year. Otjombinde constituency councillor Wenzel Kavaka has vowed to visit all villages with immigration officials and deport “any illegal immigrants”, whom he blames for the increase in cattle theft in the constituency and the Omaheke region at large. Secretary to Cabinet George Simataa has taken his fight not to testify in Gondwana Collection Namibia’s ongoing N$638 million lawsuits against Hollard Insurance Namibia to the Supreme Court. Despite an unfortunate groin injury, which saw Namibia’s Tokyo Olympics star Christine Mboma tumble midway through the 100m race at the Kip Keino Classic in Nairobi over the weekend, her coach Henk Botha remains undeterred. Mwene womukunda Okambembe, Filemon Nghipangwa okwa kufwa moilonga oule weemwedi mbali konima eshi kwa li a patela oikulya yoshikukuta mondingosho yaye ili mOkambembe moshitukulwa Ohangwena. Opolisi moshitopolwa shaShana otayi indile moshigwana kehe ngoka ena uyelele mpoka pena omulumentu gwomimvo 31 Christian Lourence a lopotele opolisi yi li po pepi naye. Omunangeshefa gwomomapandaanda Ismael Penda ota nyenyata kutya otaya mono iihuna oshoka aaleli naakomeho kaye na olukeno nayo nonando otaya kambadhala oku ilongela kuyo yene. Ovalandifi vokapana momatala kOshikango otava nyenyeta kombinga yomayakulo eli komatala inaa wana okudja kelelo lodoolopa, voo vali ihava mono vali ovalandi va wana shaashi omatala okwa tulwa kokule neenhele dikwao domangashefelo. Aanilonga yelelo lyondoolopa yaShakati oyi ipyakidhila okulongekidha ehololo madhiladhilo lyopambimbili, ya hala oondjambi dhawo dho komwedhi dhi gwedhelwe. Mapokola nebatamile muuna walilimo zemashumi asilezi, mwataba yakubitelelwa kwamusizana walilimo zelishumi kazetalu vikiyefelile Labune. Baituti bamyanda yemibeli kabamashumi asilezi, neba filwe mishukwe mwalituto zeshelashelana kungelela cwalo ni tuto, mulao, zanaheñi, zamipendo yalimunanu ni zamakete kwamutayi waUnam mwa Katima Mulilo. Tulo sakata itaha hakuna ni swalisano yamulelo. Kacwalo Mubusi Hage Geingob nabulelezi baeteleli babaituti mwanaha kaufela kuswalisana hamoho, nikufumana tumelelano hala lika zebakataza kuli bakone kubeleka hamoho mwamoya waHarambee. Sipangaliko sesi tahisa moya wakubuyela, sesi kona kutahisa moya wakubuyela olikana 270 litazi kamuzuzu, nesi yahezwi muzuzu okungulezwi kwa tuko mwa sipatela sa Katima Mulilo, kakuba neulo yasikolo sa lituto zepahami sa Unam ni sikolo sa lituto zepahami sa Cardiff. Young upcoming musician Ruan Peter de Waldt, also known as Eudy, is working towards building a strong foundation for himself in the industry. Debmarine Namibia is a joint venture marine diamond prospecting and recovery company, owned in equal shares by the Namibian government and De Beers Group. FirstRand Namibia has appointed Taimi Shejavali as new CEO and portfolio manager to lead the Ashburton Namibia business into the future. Have you ever thought that you are just bad with money? Or because you are good at maths, you should automatically be good with investing? In 2020, an amount of N$500 million was allocated from the long run marginal cost fund to partially fund the construction of Namibia Power Corporation renewable energy plants. For March 2022, Namibia’s export earnings stood at N$6 billion (a decrease of 3.4% monthly), while the imports bill amounted to N$8.9 billion (a decline of 17.7% monthly). It has been maintained for centuries that politics is a dirty game, but this thinking is losing ground and weight. In some quarters, the feeling is that politics itself is not dirty, but the political practitioners are the ones who are tarnishing the image and game of this field. The writing of this piece stems from negative criticism laid upon the Green Hydrogen Commissioner and Presidential economic advisor James Mnyupe’s statement, which conceptualised the need of embracing foreign skills to touch Namibia’s projects or the green hydrogen development in particular, which was his point of direction. Police officers in Oshana region are accused of turning away or ignoring civilians when they approach stations for assistance. Former Swakopmund local authority councillor Elifas Khoaseb and more than 350 people have ditched the Republican Party after a brief stint to re-join the United Democratic Front. Natanael Kalumbu from Endola has urged university students to focus on their studies and prevent unwanted pregnancies because they compromise their academic progression and can create a burden for parents. Scores of people who illegally occupied land at Okahandja are facing eviction after the local municipality applied for a court order to force settlers off the unserviced property. A lawyer representing the family of a nine-year-old girl who was run over by a Hardap farmer last week, has threatened to sue the police investigator and prosecutors involved in the matter. The Oukwanyama traditional authority has placed Okambebe headman Fillemon Nghipangwa on suspension after drought relief food went to waste while under his care. A case of possible police negligence is being investigated in the Erongo region after a trial-awaiting prisoner escaped from the holding cells at the Walvis Bay police station. Andre Majiedt, a former police officer who was convicted and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for carrying out an armed robbery in Windhoek, had his conviction and sentence set aside on appeal by the High Court. The Namibian Police has teamed up with Interpol, embassies and other international organisations in a collaborative effort to search for 26 Namibians, who have been trafficked to the Middle East. Commentators believe the Independent Patriots for Change acted within their party constitution by giving controversial Swakopmund regional councillor Ciske Smith-Howard the ultimatum to either resign or risk being fired. A Walvis Bay bus driver is expected to appear in court today on a charge of murder after he shot and killed a suspected thief he caught breaking into his parked bus. After spending close to N$103 million to acquire the remaining 50% shares of the four-star Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre, TransNamib CEO Johnny Smith says the rail parastatal will consider selling the property in future. As the joint investigation between Namibian and Angolan police regarding the firearms that were smuggled into Angola continues, it was discovered that some of the accused in the case allegedly involves prominent Angolan nationals. The police are still investigating the case of five men, who were allegedly found in possession of N$5.7 million worth of dagga in Windhoek last year. It will be a battle of contrasting prognoses when action resumes in the Namibia Premier Rugby League tomorrow, with table-toppers Kudus eyeing to continue with their good run against Reho Falcon, who are fighting to uproot themselves from the basement. Utterly devastated by this devilish thing called death, the local sport fraternity and the rest of the world woke up to the devastating news about the tragic death of Namibian rugby icon Gerhard Mans. After winning the inaugural Bank, Windhoek Ramblers U/21 Soccer Tournament Kasaona Football Academy owner Uerikondjera ‘Mamie’ Kasaona said tournaments of this magnitude are essential to sports and youth development. Founder of the Gaborone International Meet (GIM) Glody Dube has shared his mega plans to one day see the competition become a renowned World Athletics gold status event. Omulumenhu weedula 29 okwa kwatwa po eshi vati a kala nokukwatwa onghonga ohonda yaye loikando ihapu pokati komafiku 29 Aprili nomafiku 30 Aprili kolukanda Goreagab moWindhoek. Aakalimo yomomikunda dhayooloka moshitopolwa shaMusati oya ti, nonando oyendji ihaya kwata openzela yo ihaya mono omayambindhindho galwe okuza kepangelo, omulonga gwomeya gwaShitutuna ogweya pa iilonga. Taya fatulula kutya ohaya landitha oohi omvo aguhe. Opolisi moshitopolwa shaShana oya ti oya ndhindhilike omwaalu tagu indjipala gwaantu taya nyenyeta omayakulo inaaga wapa koosasiona ndhimwe. Omunambelewa gwonkalonawa negameno lyaanona, ta ungaunga niinima ya pamba omahepeko Veronica Rose Theron, okwa fatulula kutya iipotha yekwatokoonkondo oya londa noonkondo oshoka ehepeko ndika olya talika ko onga oshinima shonkalathano no kashi na uupyakadhi. Omunambelewawiliki mouministeli womalweendo newiliko lokeengaba Nehemia Nghishekwa okwa kunghilila oshiwana opo shi kale tashi lopota ovanambelewa tava tambula eembumbo keengaba. Ngumaheruka ko tjihavero otjo Presidenda yo Swanu ya Namibia, Tangeni Iijambo, matja ingwi eye ngwa keke otjo mu mu yarukirepo mo tjihavero ihi, Evalistus Kaaronda, ngwa toororerwe oupe otjo Peresidenda, onguriye kaparukaze oku hongorerapo otjira oku tjitwa po ndondo yarwe yo kombanda. Umwe wo varwe ovakuru vo tjirwa tjo ngutukiro ya Namibia oku tuurungira mu tjimwe tjo vira ovi piuke no vina tjivepo tjo kutja owini wehi kauarive kourike we nu ngwari owo tjiwana atjihe nu munao otji wasere okuhanewa po kainya kombwire yaavehe no yehi arihe, ketjiko. Orutu oruharupu indwi o Kahengava Foundation (KF) One of the common sights among folks who consume wine is looking at a wine glass with a frown shortly after taking a sip. While traveling a while back, I was on the same bus with a lady who had unbearable period cramps. These past three years, although largely affected by the Covid-19 global pandemic. Local travel content creators and influencers have done a beautiful job of showing off Namibia. Sports enthusiast Johannes Muyenga says he is excited and looking forward to representing Namibia at the Man of the World 2022 pageant slated for June in the Philippines. Cia Liswani, unlike the average TikTok enthusiast, actually learned something from the wildly popular social media app. The Uptown PopUp crew will host their next event from 6 to 8 May 2022 at Garden Inn Windhoek for the first time. Bomba Shiguedha, one of the founding members of the Kasi Vibe festival, said the popular event was born on the premise that young Namibian entrepreneurs were denied opportunities to promote their businesses. How do you spend your time? As the world observes another year, it is imperative to remind ourselves of the importance of each employee. Government Institutions Pension Fund implores all active members to update their personal files such as the beneficiary nomination forms and their records at their respective places of employment. Spiking oil prices and the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict have contributed to the uncertainty faced by financial markets. This could potentially have negative implications for the Namibian retirement fund industry’s investment assets. A case of possible police negligence is being investigated in the Erongo region after a trial-awaiting prisoner escaped from the holding cells at the Walvis Bay police station. The vision of any relevant Christian church in any society is to empower God’s people with ethical values and life-enhancing knowledge and skills towards the realisation of an abundant life, which is central to Jesus’s declaration: “I came that they may have life and that they have it in abundance” (John 10 verse 10). To all intents and purposes, the 5th Southern African Quality Assurance Network (SAQAN) conference that the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) hosted virtually in Namibia last week was a resounding success. The morning of 4 May 1978 remains one of the dark days in the history of the Namibian liberation struggle. It is quite nauseating to witness members of parliament, who ought to be progressive lawmakers in our country, sanction and condone rape as it relates to marriages. As a people, we have emerged from a divided and painful past, so questions around race and ethnicity can be sensitive. In current geopolitical and geo-economics discourses, hunger is understood as a threat to be contained, resulting in an often-severe social and spatial localisation of food insecurity. Since time immemorial, differentiating between the role of men and women in society was a straightforward exercise. One has to try hard to find a village with the number of teachers hailing from one village like from Otjiungukwa village in the Aminuis constituency of the Omaheke region. A quick glance will reveal that this village is home to professional teachers in excess of 25 through the years. The annual announcement of the Reporters Without Borders’ press freedom index this week passed by without much fanfare. While some gendered jobs are rooted in stereotypes – like women as bank tellers and men in engineering – one Charity Manzila is defying that norm and even took it a notch further by poking her fingers in electrical plugs and dealing with power failures. Gaob Johannes Isaack, leader of the lHai-lKhaua Traditional Authority, said they have made significant strides, including the development of a well-tailored and comprehensive customary law booklet. About 260 students graduated in various fields including education, law, wildlife studies, veterinary science and applied health science at the University of Namibia’s Katima Mulilo campus on Tuesday. The chairperson of the Kavango East Regional Council Damian Maghambayi is inviting leaders of the aggrieved community of Mashare to come forward and present their case in a peaceful manner for the council to establish grounds on how to address their grievances. The Namibian police have arrested a 60-year-old in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl on Thursday. The rape allegedly took place at 11h00 at the DRC location in Swakopmund. Namibian consumers have to tighten their belts even further this winter, as electricity prices are going to increase from 1 July 2022. Great accomplishments are achieved where there is unity of purpose. Namibia has once again raised its voice by telling critics of trophy hunting to listen to those who have a track record in conservation, and that countries banning hunting and the import of trophies would not help conservation. Immigration minister Albert Kawana has officially reopened the three borders between Namibia and Angola. Local media houses have been under strain, with some reducing their workforce, others cutting salaries and removing benefits and shutting down regional offices, while others have abandoned printing, all due to the loss of advertisers to online platforms. The Independent Patriots for Change have told their Swakopmund constituency councillor Ciske Smith-Howard to either resign or get fired. Rundu Rural constituency councillor Paulus Mbangu says if heroes and heroines who died for the country’s liberation struggle would rise today and see what is happening, they would probably salute the patriotic residents of his constituency for cultivating democratic values and praise President Hage Geingob on how he handled Covid-19, as it was not an easy task. The trial of two of three men, accused of killing 71-year-old Gerhardus Petrus Koekemoer at his Outjo home in 2014, is on hold. A former police reservist accused of sexually abusing teenage boys, and recording and selling pornographic materials of them on the dark web, has taken his fight to be released on bail to the High Court. A learner of the Ongwediva Control Primary School is recovering from a serious head injury after he was hit by the school’s sliding gate last Friday. The Landless People’s Movement’s attempt to get the High Court to rescind its judgement in which it ordered the party to reinstate two of its members whom it had withdrawn from the Mariental town council, was shot down by the court. The Namibia Rugby Union yesterday led tributes for rugby legend Gerhard Mans, who died yesterday morning in a horrific road accident on Windhoek’s Western Bypass after he was struck by a car while cycling. Namibian international Peter Shalulile on Tuesday moved within touching distance of Collins Mbesuma’s 17-year-old record of 25 league goals in a single season, when he scored in the dying minutes to help his club Mamelodi Sundowns beat Sekhukhune United 2-0 at Ellis Park. One of Namibia’s top sprinters, Mahmad Bock, has attributed hard work and perseverance to his thrilling performance at the recent Gaborone International Meet in Botswana, which saw him taking second place in the 400m in a time of 45.80 seconds. Renowned athletics coach Henk Botha yesterday provided an update on the recuperation of the country’s Tokyo Olympics star Beatrice Masilingi, who was forced to limp off midway through a race during the recent Gaborone International Meet in Botswana. After shocking incidents, the leadership of Ukraine ordered the military and armed nationalists not to kill captured Russian servicemen, but to maim them in a revealing manner for the enemy intimidation. Magestalata momhangu yaShakati Jozanne Klazen mEtivali, okwa ya dja oshimaliwa shelifutile mo lopokafimbo kovalumenhu tava tamanekelwa onghendabala yoku kwata onghonga omuluenhu mukwao. Omulumenhu weedula 34 okwa fya eshi vati eli tetaula nomakende lwopotundi 17h00 komukunda Onambaba moshitukulwa Ohangwena. Minista gwomayambulepo goondoolopa nuushayi Erastus Uutoni okwa ti aaleli melelo lyondoolopa Oniipa ngele itaya longele kumwe otaya ka taalela uupyakandhi wuuyogoki methimbo ehupi. Omupresidende mukulu Hifukepunye Pohamba okwa indila oshiwana, omahangano a yooloka, ovanangeshefa nosho tu ovaleli opo va kale tava shakeneke epangelo ondjilakati mokuyambidida oshikondo shehongo. Opolisi moshitopolwa shaMusati otayi konaakona oshipotha moka olutu lwomukiintu lwa itsuwa lwa lika koombwa. Awo kuna hara kuwapukurura nonzira yipo asi mahauto gahakara hena matangayi monzira zonene, ndango zodoropa zaOndangwa ngesi kuna lituramo monoprojeka edi dokuwapukurura nonzira. Gono mvhura 43 kakere kuna kuhuga nomfi momukunda gwaZambezi momapeu kakere gokuhulilira ogu kakwete mvuu posiruwo oso age kuna kuhunga nomfi pevango vana kutumbura asi Mutundwalo poKongola. Omu mbunga zaSWAPO kazigwanesere nomvhura 62 momazuva 19 April, hamutjangantoni Sophia Shaningwa kahundilire vahameni asi vahepa kupopera mbunga zawo omu nava ziwenga wenga ngwendi mahuta morwa kuna kara zina ligaunuka ntani marwanambo manzi unene. Today, 5 May, marks another day and year in which midwives, partners, supporters and friends of midwives celebrate the International Day of the Midwife, also known as IDM. Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula said some of the health challenges at Otjinungua and the Kunene region in general include respiratory infections, skin diseases and the common cold, particularly among children under five years. Namibia, having joined the rest of the world to recognise our workers on May Day, was a reminder that as we celebrate the immense contribution of our workers, may we keep safety, health, environment and quality on our ladder when disasters occur. The ninth edition of the Opuwo annual trade fair was blessed with the presence of President Hage Geingob, who said these events should be seen as conduits for business innovation. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, financial institutions globally have increased their holdings of domestic government/sovereign debt, thereby tightening the linkage between the health of the financial system and the level of sovereign debt or the “financial sector-sovereign nexus”. In June 2004, President Sam Nujoma launched Namibia’s Vision 2030. In the book of Genesis chapter 2, verse 24, there are scriptures that read: “Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Urban and rural development minister Erastus Uutoni said if the Oniipa Town Council is not cooperating, it will soon face serious sanitation problems. Former president Hifikepunye Pohamba has called on all stakeholders in the education fraternity to join hands with the government in addressing challenges facing the education sector. The battle against invading brown locusts, causing severe damage to the //Karas region’s economy, is not yet over. An oxygen generating system, with a capacity to produce 270 litres of oxygen per minute, was constructed for the Katima Mulilo isolation ward as a donation by the University of Namibia, through Cardiff University. Over 100 war veterans, who receive between N$2 500 to N$5 000 monthly, are setting up camp to force government to increase their allowance. Outgoing Swanu president Tangeni Iijambo has hailed his chosen successor Evilastus Kaaronda, the newly elected Swanu president, saying he is the perfect person to lead the country’s oldest political party to greater heights. Prominent clergy, who commented in their personal capacity, argue that in healthy marriages, built on core values of love and respect, rape is non-existent. Media experts are citing the lack of a legal framework, including the pending access to information bill, as key issues that may have led to the drop of the country’s top continental press freedom index ranking. A 50-year-old farmer was on Tuesday granted bail of N$3 000 for allegedly killing a nine-year-old girl after he intentionally drove over her with his Toyota Land Cruiser. She succumbed to her injuries at the Mariental State Hospital. The Oshakati Magistrate’s Court granted bail to a medical doctor and a teacher accused of attempting to rape a 23-year-old student teacher. A woman was arrested on Saturday after she was found in possession of 3 124 grams of heroin to the value of N$1 572 500 at the Hosea Kutako International Airport. Intermittent sulphur outbreaks in the Atlantic ocean have forced Rössing Uranium Limited to look at alternative measures to ensure operations at the mine continue uninterrupted. The State has failed dismally to prove its case against Grant Noble and his co-accused Dinath Azhar, their lawyer Sisa Namandje told Windhoek High Court Judge Orben Sibeya on Friday. Trade experts from Angola met with the Namibian business community to clarify their country’s Presidential Decree No.23/19, which was set in 2019 to protect domestic producers and products. Police reservist Sakaria Kuutondokwa Kokule is continuing his fight to be released on bail before his trial on corruption and attempting to defeat the course of justice charges in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court. Namibia’s Tokyo Olympics’ silver medallist Christine Mboma on Saturday set tongues wagging with remarkable wins in the 100m final in a time of 10.97 seconds and the 200m in 21.87 seconds during the Gaborone International Meet. Botswana’s government officials have expressed confidence that they couldn’t have chosen a better partner than Namibia to place a joint bid to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations. Omukuunhu wopolifi moshitukulwa shaKaras Commissioner David Indongo okwa hokolola ta ti oumbudi wokunyeka ovanhu omaliko avo owa hanyaa unene modoolopa yaKeetmanshops. Elelo lyondoolopa lyaShakati olya kumagidha aakalimo yalo opo ya hulithe po okuteta po omiti mondoolopa, oshowo oku ekelahi iiyagaya kehe pamwe. Iishuna yekwato koonkondo onkene tayi otayi tsikile Namibia alihe. Opolisi yaNjambia oya ningi esiku tayi lopota iipotha yaantu taya kwatwa koonkondo, nuunene aanona yaalumentu. Aahingi tekisi mboka ya ningi ethimbo haya londekele aafaalelwa yawo pehala kaali na elandulathano, okuya kOshikango oshowo kOshakati ya mono ehala lyokulondekela pOmwandi mOndangwa. Omunambelewa omupopiliko gwelelo lyondoolopa yaNdangwa Petrina Shitalangaho okwa ti, ehala ndyoka olya kala lyi li methano ewinayi ethimbo ele. Warrant Silas Shipandeni okwa ti ovakainhu vahapu ova ninga oihakanwa yokukengelelwa ngeenge tava nu omalodu eshi ovalumenhu hava tula sha moikunwa yavo, osho hashi eta omunhu a hanife omaliudo, noku kala ehe shi apa eli. HILJA Amvula has managed to finally get to live her dream. The young, visionary full-time farmer grabbed an opportunity to venture into piggery farming when she failed to secure employment after her graduation in 2017. IT is every farmer’s desire to have a target market for their produce. In essence, the ultimate goal of farming is for one to engage in the production of commodities that can be sold to generate an income. After holding their breath for government to save their pockets from sky-high local fuel prices, motorists received a bit of relief. Bank of Namibia governor Johannes !Gawaxab called for adjustments in administered prices in the housing, utilities and energy sub-sectors to prevent runaway inflation. Fuel smuggling continues unabated in northern Namibia, but both governments are concerned and unhappy with this practice as even young children have been involved to make a living. Learners at the Oshamukweni Combined School in the Ohangwena region are no longer going to use firewood to prepare their meals after Footsteps for Africa constructed a fully-furnished kitchen and a dining room for them WH E N L e s i e n a Swartbooi, a resident of the Takarania informal settlement in Mariental was retrenched in 2019, she established a daycare facility in her bedroom to teach over 46 children in her care. The environment and tourism ministry, with the approval of the Cabinet, has announced the 2022 hunting season for the hunting of huntable game and birds. “There is always a long queue at the tap. People travel from various villages, and they are sometimes forced to spend hours in the queue because, sometimes, the water pressure is so low,” WHILE celebrating May Day, politicians hailed the great strides made to improve the lives of workers in independent Namibia, and trade unionists pleaded for a more professional and responsive approach by labour officials. You do not need political experience or background to serve but to know your duties and what is expected from you. The government is set to proceed with the procurement of a second multi-billion-dollar desalination plant to be constructed at the coast in partnership with NamWater. Residents of Otjinungua in the extreme north of Kunene on Friday breathed a sigh of relief after a privately-funded containerised clinic was opened to the public. President Hage Geingob has urged young Swapo cadres to fight tribalism, sexism, racism and xenophobia, and to bring all Namibian youth together. Four men, who were convicted and sentenced to hefty jail periods for stealing cattle with a combined value of N$300 000 in the Otjiwarongo area, are pleading with the High Court to reconsider. To improve the access to road network and reduce heavy traffic on the main road, the Ondangwa Town Council has embarked on projects to upgrade its access roads. The National Chairperson of the Cassinga/Vietnam Survivors’ Steering and Organising Committee said after 44 years of the Cassinga massacre, the survivors are still dealing with the trauma endured during that fateful day when many people lost their lives and sustained permanent injuries. It took over 20 years of armed struggle before Namibia could gain its independence from South Africa in March 1990. The final round of the Bank Windhoek Ramblers U-21 Soccer Tournament is set for this weekend at the Ramblers Sports Ground. The matches start today and end tomorrow. A product of the revered Martin Luther High School (MLH) in Okombahe in the Erongo region, Zuluka started strutting his stuff on the football pitch with the school’s first team before he went to further his education at the JA Nel Secondary School in Keetmanshoop’s largest residential area, Tseiblaagte. Retired Dobra and African Stars Football Club goalkeeper James Vetoorora Muundjua will forever be remembered as a fearless political activist, who sent shockwaves through the community back in the day for frequently finding his name on the crime sheets of the notorious Apartheid regime. Amongst the many sword-crossing moments with the Apartheid regime, Muundjua once committed an act of aggravated Minista guunamapya omeya netopolo lyevi Calle Schletwein okwa kumagidha oshigwana, opo aluhe shi lopota aanambelewa taya longitha uulingilingi okumona nenge okugandja omavi. Ofikola Oshamukweni Combined School oyo ya li ya holoka moikundaneki omolwa onghalo yoixuna omo mu na ovanafikola, osho ya lotokelwa po onhapo yoshidudu. Uuministeli wuuhaku owa waimina oAfrican Union noku tula miilonga omukalo gwoku tula oonzapo dhotuntila yoCovid-19 kookompiyuta dhopamalungula. Ovakalimo vopomikunda da dingonoka Oshalumbu ohava ende oshinano shile tava ka konga omeva kopomba ili mOshalumbu. Ovanane vo mbazu ma ve kuuwa oku pendukira oviwaøa viao kutja ovio vikare katumba kutja avi ha toora ozondjira zo mbandjarero. Okomiti yOvaherero nOvambanderu yOtjiÞiro Otjindjandja, o Ovaherero and Ovambanderu Genocide Foundation, o u supi o OGF, ma i tja ongomainde ya Tjiwarongo nga i tjiundju oku rukurura omuvanda imbwi o von Trotha ku Theo Borstlap, o muna ngetjfa mo tjihuro iho. Umwe omuseinina, tjeheri omuseininina mo ru tanga orutenga ro Vambanderu no Vaherero, tjeheri mo vazoozu avehe mo Namibia oruveze indo, oku ka ondjira yo ma hongero wo kombanda mo tjitamba tjo va hunge vo va vere, mo mbambo warwe ounesa, Francis Kandjambi Mbuere, ndinondi otja tji rwa ama kumuka ko ye ko Koutjove tja Tjombinÿe oku kavirikiza oruseinina. Zikomo Africa Humanitarian, Art and Entrepreneur Awards is looking for 50 Africa models to showcase outfits of 10 designers during the second edition of the Zikomo Africa Awards ceremony, slated for Lusaka, Zambia in September 2022. Inspired by Coachella USA, a group of young Namibian music enthusiasts are planning a replica of the music festival to provide a platform for established and emerging artists to showcase their work. As a Unam entrepreneurial graduate with ability and skills appropriate to run a start-up business, Auguste Angala applied the knowledge she acquired from school to start a business. Growing up, most boys from a young age are conditioned to not express their emotions. One of the human traits vital for survival is resilience – the ability to be able to adapt to challenging situations and circumstances. In a fast-paced world, we are all naturally required to learn to build some levels of tolerance if we are to survive when the going gets tough. Music lovers in northern Namibia are in for a treat when legendary musicians in the likes of Exit Rockaz, Tulisan, Don Kamati, Amazonkies, PDK and others light up the sky with electrifying performances under the Carnalito Fiesta from tonight until Sunday evening. Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms of freshwater, seawater or brackish water origins for various purposes such as food, ornamental and commodities. Namibia’s Fisheries Observer Agency is one of the country’s critical state-owned enterprises, tasked with safeguarding the natural resources for future generations, despite serious challenges. Princess Brand Processing (PBP) has taken investment in the fishing industry to a whole new level. NovaNam (Pty) Ltd was established in Lüderitz in 1990 with the primary purpose of localising and developing the deep-sea trawl industry in Namibia. The onshore horse mackerel processing factory, Seaflower Pelagic Processing (SPP), situated in Walvis Bay, has successfully rebranded to align the company name with the brand name after this was suggested by the employees. The Tunacor Group’s subsidiary company Namsov gave the Namibian fishing industry a much-needed boost by constructing a new wet landed horse mackerel factory. Not everybody has the opportunity to choose a perfectly suited career or do what they love. Some jobs are a mere stepping stone to greatness. Cavema Fishing is positioning itself to become a force to be reckoned with within the striving Namibian mid-water fishing industry. The Namibian Ports Authority continues to realise its vision of becoming the best-performing port in Africa, as the parastatal, despite major challenges, reports year-on-year positive growth in its business dealings. Hangana Seafood (Pty) Ltd is a 100% Namibian-owned hake business that catches, processes, markets and sells its hake products into worldwide markets. The local fish trade not only promotes the consumption of fish in Namibia but it is an economical vehicle that addresses unemployment, entrepreneurship and food security in the country. The Fisheries ministry will need N$58 million to carry out the Marine and Inland Monitoring, Control and Surveillance programme to combating of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities within Namibia’s exclusive economic zone as well as on the inland water bodies. The fishing sector is considered the third largest contributor to the country’s GDP; however, this sector’s greater impact is felt more in its spinoffs and the livelihoods it sustains all over the country. The diminishing fish stocks in Lake Lyambezi and the inward rivers in the entire Zambezi region have left fishermen despondent, particularly at the region’s lake that was once considered the area’s main source of fish. Since Covid-19 was declared a global health pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2020, the pandemic has led to a dramatic loss of human life and created many economic challenges for various industries, including the fishing industry. The Agricultural Bank of Namibia and the Namibian Agronomic Board signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in interventions aimed at developing the agronomic and horticultural industry in Namibia. The impact of investments already facilitated towards capital deployment or implementation in Namibia stands at N$4.83 billion. Research into the mining industry has revealed less than encouraging results for Namibia in terms of its policy attractiveness as a mining jurisdiction. Marital breakdowns are a reality of contemporary life, where some estimates hold that close to half of all marriages end in divorce, and it’s one of the most social and moral issues of our day. The political movement in the Caprivi strip, which was renamed Zambezi region in 2013, gained momentum with the formation of the Caprivi African National Union (CANU) in 1962. The Namibian economy is closely linked to South Africa, with the Namibian dollar pegged one-to-one to the South African rand. Where is our society heading? In the early 1800s, missionaries have done the recommendable task of planting the seed from which the black churches of the 21st century emanate. Learning from media reports that Namibia’s refined resettlement policy will be ready by mid- 2022 restored new hope and expectations. My research as an educator strongly indicates that the absence of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) studies in lower grades (4-7) and in some secondary schools across the country is a disadvantage to our learners, and robs them of much-needed skills and survival tools in this modern world of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), narrowing, in some instances, their employability chances As the Namibian working class prepares to join the rest of the world in celebrating Workers’ Day, there is a lingering question on our minds whether May Day has lost its relevance. This week, New Era spoke with Peya Mushelenga, the minister of information and communication, about the state of the media in the country ahead of Tuesday’s World Press Freedom Day celebrations. Some civil servants would stop at nothing, given the opportunity to blow their horns, and would sing like a canary at the drop of a hat. But others only take pride in their work, and prefer to wax lyrical about their respective projects and the collective efforts as team players. Born in 1963 on a commercial farm, Otjarondu, in the Wilhelmstahl area, young Ruben Dausab found himself hobbling between farms in the historical Okasize surroundings, searching for pastures green under the care of his late uncle Dawid Boois. Digital coverage does not effectively include all citizens and digital skills are not necessarily at levels desired to uplift individuals and society, says information deputy minister Emma Theofelus. Representatives from various schools in the Oshikoto region met for a five-day training workshop on social accountability and school governance this week. Shocking cases of sexual assault involving immediate family members continue to explode in northern Namibia after yet another man appeared in court this week for allegedly raping his biological son. Despite the importance attached to Workers’ Day celebrations globally by organised trade unions, commentators are of the view that the day has lost its significance locally. With the winter season upon us, President Hage Geingob has once again called on Namibians who are unvaccinated to get their Covid-19 shots against the deadly virus. Two female teachers at a Tsumeb school in the Oshikoto region were arrested yesterday and charged with assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm after they allegedly assaulted a grade 4 pupil. Three judges ruled in favour of Shoprite Namibia in an appeal they brought against a High Court judgment denying them the use of “seasonal workers” in place of striking workers. Employers have thrown their weight behind the growing dissatisfaction with the Financial Institutions Markets Act (FIMA), as they believe the new law poses severe risks and imposes strict obligations on employers. President Hage Geingob said as a government with love and concern for the humanity of all people, they remain committed to the constant improvement of Namibia’s healthcare infrastructure. An attempt by the minister of safety and security to drag the Inspector General of the Namibian police into a N$450 000 lawsuit of unlawful arrest and detention by retired army commander Thomas ‘Nopoudjuu’ Hamunyela, was dismissed yesterday in the High Court. Newly appointed director of the National Disability Council of Namibia Angeline Philander says she will spend the majority of this year re-enforcing the council’s foundations, transforming its processes and procedures while implementing change management strategies to enable it to continue striving for excellence. The residents of Onawa village, to where Oshakati Town Council is relocating residents from other informal settlements, are against the council’s action, which they said was done in haste. The public is being warned to exercise caution when purchasing items advertised on social media platforms, as several people have been swindled of their money by fake online sellers. Namibia’s leading boxing stable, the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing & Fitness Academy, yesterday launched the Together as One Part 7 Boxing Bonanza, which is slated for the coastal town of Walvis Bay on 28 May. The National Housing Enterprise yesterday sponsored two athletes, who will represent the country at the coming Gaborone International Meet, which starts on Saturday, 30 April 2022 in Botswana. Opolisi moshitopolwa shaKhomas oya kumagidha oshigwana shi kotokela aakengeleli komalungula oshowo mboka taya longitha omukalo gokulanda iinima kondje yiilongo. Opolisi moshitopolwa shErongo oyi li molukongo lwomulumentu gwomimvo 20 Lukas Josef Kambanda ngoka iyaka mondjeendhililo kaa ku shiwike kutya onomukala guni. Aakalimo yamwe yomwaa mboka ya tembundhilwa kOnawa mOshakati Etiyali, inaya nyanyukilwa etembundho omolwa aafuthi haya longele aantu omiyonena kolukanda hoka. Located at the base of the Namib Desert at the end of the B4 road, Lüderitz is a quirky and quaint harbour town in Namibia, best-known for its colonial architecture and its close proximity to the ghost town of Kolmanskop. Lüderitz Waterfront Development Company chief executive officer Fluksman Samuehl believes the Lüderitz Crayfish Festival will bring about a range of socio-economic benefits to the residents, primarily in the tourism and hospitality industry. The Lüderitz Crayfish Festival will showcase on the Namibian calendar again this year after being suspended for two years due to Covid-19. New Era recently took to the streets of the southern coastal town to ask residents how they perceive the event. Lüderitz mayor Anne Marie Hartzenberg says as the main purpose of this year’s Crayfish Festival will be that of serving and benefiting the town’s community, they should turn up in big numbers to enjoy three days of fun and flair. Emily Nikanor, founder of Lavender Tales Bridals, celebrated 10 years in business. Born in a small town in northern Namibia called Oshikuku, Nikanor identifies Lavender Tales as a bridal boutique and consultancy operating in Windhoek, known for its personal service, tranquil setting and wide selection of designer gowns. Uranium prices had remained low for more than a decade, following Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in 2011, which sparked a sharp decline in the demand for nuclear energy. However, over the past few months, we have witnessed a rapid turn of fortunes in the price of uranium over a short period of time. Deputy minister of energy Kornelia Shilunga said Namibia’s energy remains insufficient, and the lack of access to clean, affordable and sustainable energy has had devastating results for Namibia – indeed the rest of the Sub-Saharan region – and has created constraints on people’s social and economic progression. Mauritius is the wealthiest country per capita in the region, followed by South Africa and Namibia. Patients seeking treatment late, existing health conditions and case management are some of the key factors causing deaths among Namibians suffering from malaria. Namibia’s wildlife conservation efforts were this year boosted following the US government’s removal of the unnecessary hold on the African elephant trophy hunting imports. Nkurenkuru Town Council, the Namibian police and various stakeholders on Tuesday launched a de-bushing campaign aimed at clearing various bushy areas that were identified as crime hotspots. Anti-Corruption Commission director general Paulus Noa this week implored members of the parliamentary committee on constitutional and legal affairs to demand accountability from government offices, ministries and agencies. The Kavango West Development Fund, which was established two years ago, is organising a fundraising festival and sports tournament next month. Former judicial officer and fraud accused Walter ‘Rooies’ Mostert will be tried for escaping from custody in November last year. Labour conditions in Namibia have come a long way since independence, as many workers now enjoy paid vacation leave, overtime for work performed beyond the eight-hour workday as well as social security benefits. A 30-year-old woman from Aussenkehr, accused of killing her six-month-old son by throwing him on the ground and fracturing his skull, continued her claims of innocence when she testified in her own defence yesterday. President Hage Geingob has sent a message of congratulations to President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa on the occasion of that country’s Freedom Day celebrations, marked annually on 27 April. The Ministry of Mines and Energy has warned that the illegal trade of fuel in northern Namibia could harm cars and the fuel retail market, which will result in the closure of service stations and loss of employment. President Hage Geingob has once again condemned infighting among traditional leaders, saying they should emulate the unity of the Ondonga Traditional Authority for them to be useful. Former information deputy minister Engel Nawatiseb has urged the upcoming Swapo congress, slated for November, to choose a “dynamic young leader” to take the ruling party to great heights. Due to budgetary constraints and cumbersome processes, only four individual veterans’ projects were processed during the last financial year. A 34-year-old employee of the Northern Regional Electricity Distributor fell to his death while working on an electric cable yesterday morning at Okahao in the Omusati region. The Osona Village homeowners’ association has rejected what they refer to as an abrupt decision by the Okahandja municipality to increase, by more than 100%, the monthly levies charged on individual accounts under the sectional title scheme. A man, accused of sexually violating and forcing his teenage daughter to repeatedly abort the foetus, was denied bail for a second time by the Windhoek Regional Court yesterday. Prominent lawyer Sisa Namandje has promised fireworks when he gives his final arguments on the innocence of his clients and suspected drug traffickers Grant Noble and his co-accused Dinath Azhar before Windhoek High Court Judge Orben Sibeya this morning. For the first time in Namibian football history, two of the country’s most prized exports Peter Shalulile and Deon Hotto will be crossing swords for the coveted KickOff Footballer of the Season award. One of the two newly-elected presidents of the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) Petrie Theron has said one of their biggest objectives as new leadership is to see the sport being played in all corners of the country, especially in the most remote areas. Namibia’s sprint sensation Beatrice Masilingi is fully recovered and will be in full flight at the upcoming Gaborone International Meet, which takes place on 30 April in Botswana, her coach Henk Botha has confirmed. Namibian dancers delivered breath-taking performances at the recent Barcelona International Dance Competition, where they scooped five medals in various compositions. Ngoloneya woshitukulwa shaShikoto Penda Ya Ndakolo okwa kunghilila ovatonateli nongelo opo va kale tava longo nelitulemo okukala oku yambididwa eefikola di kale tadi pitifa ovanafikola noidjemo iwa. Elelo lodoolopa yaShakati ota li ka tungila ovakalimo vokolukanda Onawa oudjuo vahamano opo va dule okulongifwa koshiwana sha dja kolukanda Kalaula. Omahepeko omomaumbo oku li unene pombada neudo moshitukulwa shaMusati eshi mwa lopotwa oibofa 195 yomahepeko omomaumbo oo a ningilwa unene ounona novakainhu. Neudo mOmusati omwa lopotwa oibofa ya yooloka yoimbuluma ili 435 asihe kumwe. Arts and culture do not only create artists, but jobs as well, whilst keeping children out of negative environments and off the streets. The Chinese language may be hard to learn for some people, but learning it through Chinese songs is easier. Many assume that once they get a job, that’s it. It’s the 21st century, and many young people still depend on their parents for everything. Unlike them, Rebekka Imagine Alfeus tries by all means to make a living off her three small businesses. Writing elucidates rationale, and allows one to articulate and properly explain themselves to others. A fervent coach always ensures the team excels to their optimum best. The Namibia Deposit Guarantee Authority assets remained safe and secured for the year ended 31 December 2021. Namibia’s largest and independent furniture retailer Nictus Furnishers recently opened doors to its second-largest showroom in Walvis Bay. A Development Bank of Namibia Covid-19 business relief loan has helped to preserve approximately 950 jobs by providing finance of N$53 million to pay salaries of employees of the well-known tourism and hospitality operation, the Gondwana Collection. One of three people, currently on trial for the murder of renowned stock theft investigator Wilfred ‘Major’ Kazeurua in Gobabis in 2012, has withdrawn his bail application in the High Court. A police investigation has been launched in a case of rape and possible incest after a father allegedly raped his 18-year-old biological daughter under coercive circumstances between February and April this year. Two men, convicted of gang-raping a woman in the Omaheke region nearly eight years ago, were sentenced to an effective 18 years imprisonment each by Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute yesterday. Windhoek High Court Judge Claudia Claasen saved Forex traders Michael Amushelelo and Gregory Cloete the trouble of bringing a recusal application when she withdrew from the matter herself. Urban and rural development minister Erastus Uutoni has declined to consider for a second time the application of Johannes Koopman to become chief of the Blouwes Traditional Authority. As part of its five-year strategic plan to eliminate informal settlements, the Oshakati Town Council has once more resumed with the relocation of its residents to newly-serviced locations. A sharp rise in prices of essential commodities over the past few months, coupled with the latest burden of a steep hike in fuel rates, have made life difficult for almost every section of society across the country, with individuals and small businesses finding it hard to manage. Abed Nghipandulwa, who has been surviving on an oxygen machine for the past eight years, is fighting for his life at home because of a lack of electricity. Students at the University of Namibia’s Ogongo Campus are devastated as months and sometimes years pass with no lecturers for some subjects on campus. The government has instituted electronic, digitally verifiable Covid-19 laboratory test results and vaccine certificates that would facilitate smoother and hassle-free travel. Trade Union Congress of Namibia secretary general Mahongora Kavihuha says this year’s May Day celebration comes at a time when labour movements are facing stagnated salaries amidst skyrocketing prices of goods and services. Urban and rural development executive director Nghidinua Daniel says the suspension of a Swapo councillor serving on the Gobabis local authority is unlawful. Chairperson of the Namibia Sports Commission Joel Matheus has distanced himself from growing perceptions that he is prepared to apply all tricks in the book, jump through hoops and bend over backwards to ensure chief administrator Freddy Mwiya’s contract gets renewed. One of the fastest-growing local stables, AC Boxing academy, yesterday announced another exciting bonanza, scheduled for July in Windhoek. Opolifi moshitukulwa shaMusati otai konakona oshibof a shomunyembo vati ta fekelwa kutya okwa kwata onghonga okaana kaye keedula 18 peemwedi Febuluali naApril komukunda Omufituwanauyala. Omulumehu weedula 20 ota kongwa kopolifi eshi eli vaka modolongo poshitaashi shopolifi shaWalvis Bay mOlomakaya. Omufekelwa oye Lukas Josef Kambanda Papata. Omupresidende Dr Hage Geingob okwa hokolola nakufya Dr. Peingondjabi Shipoh onga omukondjelimanguluko woshili, oo a longa noudinini pefimbo lekondjelo manguluko. OSHIKONDO sheedolongo shoNamibian Correctional Service(NCS) nehangano tai longo koshi yongonga yoiwana hangano loWorld Food Programme (WFP) ova tula po eudafano lokulongela kumwe mokuyambula po oshikondo sheedolongo moNamibia. Gaxuse a !âusa ǂnuwihes student hâ!khaib dis gen ē marikurib !nâ nî !khōǂgāhe, tis ge ǀgapi ǁgau!nâs ministers, Itah Kandjii-Murangisa ǁîs di mariǂnûiǂuis di ǂanǂans !nâ !Haosi ǂNûsa !nâ ge mî. If you are a hands-off farmer, then small-stock rearing is not for you. EPHRAIM Nekongo needs no introduction in political circles. As a staunch ruling Swapo party leader, he has been at the forefront of various party and country developments for years. ROAD Fund Administration CEO Ali Ipinge stated that structurally, the roads sector is going through a major transition caused by technology and innovation in the motor industry. The Namibian Correctional S e r vi c e has signed a memor andum of understanding with the United Nations World Food Programme. AN attractive investment destination is a two-way street. Creating an attractive and mutually beneficial investment landscape does not only lie with countries seeking investment, but investors should endeavour to create meaningful partnerships with host countries.AN attractive investment destination is a two-way street. Creating an attractive and mutually beneficial investment landscape does not o DJ Castro is not about to let any negativity hound his life, as he keeps it positive and nothing but good vibes. The DJ has been getting bookings left, right and centre. What more could he ask for. Babyfluencer is about to enter this world, and a little celebration would definitely do. The 25th April 2022 marked the 3rd anniversary of the passing of Mvula Ya Nangolo, Namibia’s celebrated poet and accomplished journalist of note. The recent call for objections against the renaming of Von Trotha Street to Theo Borstlap street is a welcome and progressive move by the municipality of Otjiwarongo. Most subsistence farmers in northern Namibia are preparing to harvest abundant mahangu this season. Among the hopeful farmers are the inhabitants of the Omusati region, who over the last few years endured devastating droughts. The legal drafting of the much-awaited Land Bill is at an advanced stage and will see it re-tabled in parliament this year. THE government over the long-term needs an estimated N$10.5 billion for both bulk and rural water projects. The urban and rural development ministry will revise and amend two laws that govern the affairs of traditional leaders and traditional authorities due to many discrepancies. The trial of a man, accused of killing his 10-week pregnant girlfriend, will resume today in the Windhoek High Court. The Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management launched three accredited qualifications yesterday. Supporters of the Ovaherero paramount chief claimant and academic Mutjinde Katjiua, who yesterday petitioned the line ministry, have blamed government for squabbles within the Ovaherero community. State advocate Ian Malumani has asked Windhoek High Court Judge Claudia Claasen to remove a Gobabis man, who was convicted of a second murder, from society as he is “clearly a danger to society.” British mogul Harvey Boulter is to face a charge of murder and three charges of contravening the Arms and Ammunitions Act in the Windhoek High Court. A 43-year-old fisherman from Zambezi on Saturday became the latest human-wildlife conflict victim after he was attacked by a hippopotamus while fishing at the Mutundwalo River channel at Kongola. The application by the Christian Democratic Voice party to have its president Gotthard Kandume step down and hand over the party’s account has fallen by the wayside after it was struck from the court roll. About 92% of the overall gender equality, poverty eradication and child welfare ministry’s budgetary allocation for this financial year has been allocated to social protection services. The overall budget for the now phased-out public enterprise ministry has increased to N$791 million for 2022-23 from N$734 million, representing an increase of N$57 million from the previous financial year. Wanderers Ruby Club coach Rohan Kitshoff said it was not an easy match against a strong Grootfontein side on Saturday, but they gained a lot of confidence from the encounter. Simaneka Shikulo a yambukile mOshifo moshitopolwa shaMusati okwa ti, konima a li a kanitha iilonga ye mo2013, okwa li a ningi omimvo ndatu pevi omanga inaa tameka ongeshefa yoondjuhwa. Omupopiliko wopolifi moshitukulwa shaShikoto Inspector Ellen Nehale okwa ti opolifi oya didilikwa einda lopolifi lopOshivelo haku kwatwa ovanhu vahapu ve na omalodu ouWhiskey vomounailona meetuwa davo. Oumatyona vatatu veli pokati komido 13 fiyo 16 ova holoka momhangulilo yamangestalata waNdangwa mEtine, tava tamanekelwa oshikulumuna shekwatonghonga lomukainhu womido 20. Opolisi yaNamibia otayi kumagidha aanyasha ya kale ya kotoka, konima kwa li kwa dhidhilikwa oyendji taya hekelwa iilonga kiilongo yokondje, ashike otaya falwa kuushilo gwopokati hoka anuwa taya ka landithwa muupika nomiihulo. Omonakandhona gwangoloneya nale gwoshitopolwa shaMusati Leonald Nangolo Mukwiilongo ngoka a li a dhengagulwa kaafuthi, okwa ti, he inasa komikithi dhilwe, ihe okwa si kuuwehame wiilalo mbyoka a ningi sho a hepekwa kaafuthi mboka ya ponokele egumbo lye, noku mu yuga. Mubakweli kumueteleli waba atuli Hosea Angula, ukupile sikwata sesi zekisa muuso hala masheleñi alikana bolule baN$139.1, hala zuzekiswa kamafosisa kasamulaho akusa fumaniwa mafosisa mwataba yabukwenuheli ya Caprivi, kuli bafe mabaka akatisa kuli taba yabona isike yatakulwa famukoloko. Oliver Nkando ni wahabo Medina Windstaan bahanile kubo yabubotana bakeñisa kuli haba beleki, kakueza simu yamiloho kwamulaho andu yabona, kufepa babapila mwakomponi ya naikahela ya /Gereres kwanda tolopo ya Keetmanshoop. Muzamaisi wakatengo katolopo ya Katima Mulilo Raphael Liswaniso, ulumela kuli tolopo yefumaneha kwamuseto kiya butokwa mwakuzwisezapata litaba zalipisinisi mwasikiliti. Many young people are keeping themselves busy, trying to make a living for themselves to avoid the daunting questions of “who can employ me now”. For the 15th time, Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) has received the “Award for Constant Product Quality” from the German Agricultural Society called the Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (DLG) Test Centre – an organisation with a 137-year history in the agriculture and food industry. The word “retire” was borrowed from the French language. They used it in the military during the 16th century to indicate a time when soldiers needed to “withdraw to a place of safety or seclusion”, after their service in the military. Divundu village’s convenience store boasts satellite technology. The Business Rescue Task Force (BRTF), appointed by President Hage Geingob, has recommended a review of the rules for the credit guarantee schemes to help small businesses in financial distress after the effect of the Covid-19. In examining the draft Regulation RF.R.5.10., allow me to put my thoughts from a citizen and layman’s view. I respond to the article which appeared in Namibian Sun newspaper on 20 April 2022, under the heading “Task Force Cooks up Rescue Plan -Tonic for business revival availed”. The evolution of digital communication platforms has offered a mixed bag of results when it comes to disseminating credible information, as some individuals have been prone to online harassment and violation of others’ rights. A Rehoboth resident, who allegedly killed his 18-year-old pregnant girlfriend, made his second pre-trial appearance last week before Deputy Judge President Hosea Angula. National Unity Democratic Organisation secretary general Josef Kauandenge said it is heartless to say when you resign at 35 years of age, you must wait another 20 years in misery and poverty before accessing your hard-earned money. Former Namibia High Commissioner to Nigeria Peingondjabi Shipoh was laid to rest yesterday at his family cemetery at Ondungulu village in Ohangwena. The long-awaited construction of a student village will finally be realised in the current financial year, higher education minister Itah Kandjii-Murangi said in her budget motivation last week in the National Assembly. The Namibian police have cautioned the public to be vigilant, as they have unearthed a possible human trafficking syndicate that lures young Namibians to the Middle East under the guise of job opportunities. Works minister John Mutorwa says his ministry is facing a N$57 million budget shortfall to pay for office accommodation to ensure government institutions have facilities to operate from. Anti-Corruption Commission investigator Phelem Masule – whose promotion was unceremoniously reversed by Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila – will continue to challenge her decision. The Namibian and Angolan police have launched a joint investigation against a web of organised crimes, where Namibian arm dealers have allegedly smuggled firearms into the neighbouring country. A 39-year-old man, currently serving a 30-year sentence for assaulting his 19-year-old girlfriend to death with a palm tree branch in 2012, is suing the authorities for over N$750 000. Youthful Landless People’s Movement parliamentarian Utaara Mootu this week expressed concern with the spiralling social ills that are impeding the growth of local sports. Namibia Rugby Premier League table-toppers Grootfontein Rugby Club will this weekend attempt to maintain their solid lead when they square off against Wanderers on Saturday for their league clash. Just as the club was about to find closure from the shock departure of club legend Andreas ‘General’ Angala, another tragedy visited the close-knit family of Tigers Sports Club, following the sad passing of reliable young shot-stopper David Peterson. Ovanangeshefa vashona 19 vomoshikandjohoololo shaWalvis shokoushai ova yambididwa noilongifo opo va dule okuyambula po eengeshefa davo. Omupopiliko welelo laUkwanyama Andrew Naikaku okwa hokolola ta ti ovalulilwa koimbuluma ya londa moshitukulwa shaHangwena eshi hamu lopotwa ovanyasha tava longo oilonga youshada. Omunambelewa gwoku pititha omauyelele gopolisi moshitopolwa shErongo Inspector Ileni Shapumba okwa ti, iipotha yi li 70 hayi zi pomahala gomanwino oya lopotwa okuza muJanuali sigo omwedhi nguka. Omunafaalama gwiikwamboga gumwe ngoka a li a mono omukuli gwaAgribank ota longo nuudhiginini opo a lime iikulya ya gwana oku palutha oshigwana oshowo aakwanezimo ye. Multi-genre artist Ndahepele Christian who goes by the stage name Bankie Gorilla, is set to drop his first EP today and by so doing, introduce himself to the industry. Honouring a promise made last year after winning N$100 000 from ‘The Search Namibia’ talent competition, Rodward Stephanus, AKA Roda, has proven to the community of Keetmanshoop to be ‘a man of his word’. I find Swartbaster’s recent comments about him and Uno Boy not getting booked by “Kavango” promoters in their home region because of one or other reason, rather unfortunate. I have not met a single person in life who takes criticism well. Have you? It’s not nice to hear how “flawed” one is, or how one should improve on certain attributes about oneself. Two weeks ago, I wrote about vagina discharges and what they could possibly mean to you at that specific time. While we are still digesting that, I want to reiterate that it totally depends on individuals, and not all our vaginas are the same or react the same way to certain things. Many Namibians are putting their talent to good use in order to kick unemployment to the curb. Others use their gifts from God to simply kill time, and for some, it has become hobbies. Okakarara-based artist Larry Tizayo Kazombiaze paints to encourage others to use their abilities for greater good. It’s not often that a DJ gets to do two gigs daily at two different radio stations in two vernaculars. What is your personal definition of growth and success? Although some gains have been made in fighting income inequality in Namibia, the 11-member Business Rescue Task Force (BRTF) recently stated that a lot of work remains to be done in this regard. Through a collaborative effort between the Otjiwarongo Town Council and the National Housing Enterprise, some 40 plots were acquired from the Otjiwarongo Town Council in 2021 and development initiated. NHE’s management team, led by chief executive officer Gisbertus Mukulu, last week visited the project site in Otjiwarongo. Namibia is currently going through one of the worst economic periods in its history and high rates of unemployment, which were exacerbated by Covid-19. Now, on the eve of the country’s green hydrogen emergence, Namibia has been encouraged to embrace and accept crucial skills provided by foreigner workers. Change is a constant and gradual process, which is not only a thing of a modern world as perceived by many, but a million years? phenomenon that has been taking place since the existence of the first human (homo Erectus), and even before that. Historically, international trade had been facilitated by the acceptance of a single currency for the exchange of goods and services between countries. Namibia, as a democracy, like other countries such as India, Sweden, Finland and Switzerland, all thrive in the criteria of democracy. Instantly, technology can enhance adult learning in Namibia because it has the potential to increase flexibility, provide access to expertise, facilitate discussion among adult learners who cannot meet face to face, and reduce feelings of isolation often experienced by non-traditional adult learners. I have decided to refer to her as the queen of the townships because of her disarming charm and common touch with ordinary people, despite her crowning achievement. Allow me to start with a biblical verse from Genesis 4:9 that states: “Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Where is your brother, Abel?’ ‘I don’t know. Am I my brother’s keeper?’ he replied! Please allow me to bring forth the concerns and reservations the Damara people have regarding the 1904-1908 genocide. On 8 February 2019, a promising political party (Landless People’s Movement) was born. Crime, especially violent crime, has become entrenched in our everyday lives. The rapes, assaults and murders have been particularly gruesome for quite some time. We can’t continue to say this is not us. Out of all career options in government, there are a few which are close and most directly linked to the ultimate survival of the masses. And those that have to do with land and housing are undoubtedly part of this pack. Shantytowns are a familiar sight across the picturesque city of Windhoek, where thousands of residents live in makeshift and dilapidated structures with limited access to basic services such as water, electricity and toilets. The police in Katima Mulilo are investigating a case of theft after thieves broke into the NBC tower site at the town and stole 410 litres of diesel from the tower’s emergency power generator. The Namibia Bus and Taxi Association secretary general, Pendapala Nakathingo, says they are disturbed by taxi hijackings, which have been on the increase in Windhoek. A Gobabis resident accused of kidnapping, raping and strangling a 27-year-old woman to death is currently waiting on the Directorate of Legal Aid to appoint a lawyer for his case. The case of a man and his wife who are accused of assaulting his daughter to death, burning her body and dumping it in a rubbish skip in Windhoek two years ago, is ready to proceed to trial. A senior police officer attached to the Women and Child Protection Unit in Keetmanshoop made a first appearance in the Windhoek High Court yesterday before Deputy Judge President Hosea Angula. • PDM seeks Geingob’s intervention • IPC tells Uutoni to back off • Ministerial power hangs in the air With consumers still holding their breath in anticipation of much-needed reprieve from sky-high local fuel prices, the mines and energy ministry yesterday confirmed consultations are still ongoing with relevant stakeholders. Having dabbled in hairdressing and selling clothes, Aina Imalwa has found her calling. Although farming can be a difficult undertaking, producing food to feed communities is the motivating factor that drives her every day. Government has warned non-exclusive bargaining agents against flooding workplaces, saying that doing so is illegal and could result in legal consequences if one side chose to do so. The Angola-Namibia Permanent Joint Technical Commission on the Cunene River Basin says implementing the Baynes hydro project will diversify Namibia’s portfolio of energy sources for ensuring the security of electrical energy supply. Local football pundits believe the Brave Warriors’ chances of qualifying for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations would largely depend on the return of local topflight leagues, the timely renovation of dilapidated stadia and ending the beef among football administrators. Standard Bank Namibia yesterday announced their sponsorship renewal for the Junior Hockey Initiative, which is a development programme aimed at taking the sport of hockey to schools and communities. Namibia’s budding female cricketer Yasmeen Khan has set high expectations for herself and wants to become a renowned elite player. Mwene womukunda mupe, opo a nangekwa momukundda Oluundje okwa kunghilila ovanyasha vomomukunda waye opo va fimaneke oilonga, nokulonga nelitulemo. Omalelo goondoolopa, Okahao nOngwediva oya tsikile oya shaina natango omikanda opo ga tsikile oku longela kumwe. Opolisi moshitopolwa shaMusati oyi li molukongo lwaafuthi ya ponokele ositola yoPep mOtsandi oshiwike shika, e taya yugu mo oshimaliwa shithike poN$182 000 . Hamushangandjai wongudu yoSwapo Sophia Shaningwa okwa ti ombuto yoCovid-19, inai denga ashike eengeshefa dimwe moshilongo nepangelo, ashike oshikefa shongudu nasho yo osha ehamekwa. Kakukutu komatanga gopolisi yaNamibia Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga, okwa holola ongeyo kombinga yaapolisi taya fekelelwa uufuthi gwomahooli gaAngola ngoka haga kwatwa ko. Omulumenhu weedula 46 okwa fya eshi eli mangeleka Etivali lwopotundi 16h00 momukunda Omunyekadi moshitukulwa shaHangwena. Ndango zodoropa zaHelao Nafidi kuna kuhundira vatungimo morukanda rwa Eeshoke ntani Engela vagaveko evango eli nalikara asi lyokuzugumina yihando yipo vahageku ndi bvatunde kevango lyadivikwa lyakara poEhafo. Nkurenkuru-vatungimo momukunda gwaTondoro gwakara moKavango zoutokero sivike kasipwire kavagwene uhwi nomulihu dokusika ko 40 kaditundire ko Tulikwateseni community Trust, edi vana kukatura nye digave mema gomawa kovatungimo. Omu mbunga zaSWAPO kazigwanesere nomvhura 62 momazuva 19 April, hamutjangantoni Sophia Shaningwa kahundilire vahameni asi vahepa kupopera mbunga zawo omu nava ziwenga wenga ngwendi mahuta morwa kuna kara zina ligaunuka ntani marwanambo manzi unene. The recently released 2021 Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies Report shows Namibia improved only marginally on the Policy Perception Index (PPI) by 0.94 points and cites the country as one of three African jurisdictions to improve on this score. Mines and energy minister, Tom Alweendo, last week motivated a N$194.1 million budget for the 2022/23 financial year. The US embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Long said key population groups in Namibia continue to be vulnerable and affected by HIV due to certain risk behaviours as well as social and structural factors such as stigma and discrimination. Paediatrician Solly Amadhila said most of what demoralises young medical professionals is the lack of consumables at health facilities, which leaves them powerless when it comes to aiding patients. Recently, the attention of the world has been attracted to war crimes in Ukraine. The most resonant was the massacre of civilians in Bucha. Labour inspectors attended to and resolved 3 486 (73%) of 4 793 complaints, of which N$2 83 million has been recovered from employers on behalf of complainants. The lifeless body of Maria Ndilimeke was discovered floating in the water on Saturday. Oliver Nkando and his partner Medina Windstaan refused to give in to poverty due to unemployment, by setting up a backyard garden for sustaining their livelihood in the /Gereres informal settlement on the outskirts of Keetmanshoop. Political considerations will not come into play when choosing/picking the preferred bidder to run the new container terminal for the next 25 years. About 60 B2Gold mineworkers at Otjiwarongo staged a peaceful demonstration on Tuesday evening to oppose the newly proposed government pension preservation law. Over N$3.5 million was paid to 46 communal conservancies to offset losses incurred by their respective members as a result of human-wildlife conflict incidents. Police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga has condemned law enforcement officers who are allegedly filling their vehicles with fuel smuggled from Angola and confiscated from illegal vendors. Residents of various compounds in Windhoek’s Wanaheda are adamant they will not move out of the houses with supposed collective ownership status despite having received eviction orders from apparent new owners. Last year, 555 parents, who were running away from their responsibilities towards minors and other dependants, were arrested after the courts issued warrants of arrest against them. Namibia should not be apologetic for having discovered oil, but the country should ensure it derives maximum benefit from it. Ten of the 14 men nabbed over the weekend in the ginormous N$11.9 million drug smuggling bust at the Trans-Kalahari border post in the Omaheke region appeared in the Gobabis Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 19 April. Defence minister Frans Kapofi has said his ministry’s N$5.8 billion budget allocation allows for flexibility in the development of the country’s defence force. Swapo secretary general Sophia Shaningwa has described Covid-19 as a deadly virus, which has greatly affected the ruling party financially. NamPower’s chief operation officer Fritz Jacobs has hailed the blossoming relationship between them and Disability Sport Namibia (DSN), saying it centred around mutual respect, individual growth and powering the athletes’ dreams to reach greater heights. The marketing officer for Oshakati Pharmacy, Ester Shitaleni said sports have a positive effect - not only on the participants, but also on the overall wellbeing of the community. Nonando omvula nuumvo okwa li yeya kwatoka kashona, unene kiitopolwa yoko nooli, aanafalama yo momapya moshitopolwa shaMusati otaya ligola omolwa omapya gawo gena iilya tayi monika nawa. “Onda lundilwa kutya vati ondi na omakakala nomalimalima mobashu yange, kandi na mbili vali komwenyo, onda uda nai shaashi onda nda lundililwa oulodi. Ovanhu vopolukanda letu paife ova tila nge shaashi vati ohandi li ovanhu.” Opolisi moshitopolwa shaHangwena oya patulile okamatyona komomvo 17 oshipotha shedhipago, ekwatokoonkondo noku kambadhala oku ya uuyuki moshipala, konima sho anuwa ka dhipaga omukiintu gomimvo 44, omanga inaa ekelahi olutu lwe momuthima gwomeya. Many students lose focus and their identity; all because they do not believe in themselves. Stadio Namibia Class of 2022 cum laude student, Amanda du Plessis says being a top student is a privilege and thanked God for the opportunity. There are some things that I will probably never understand, until I find myself in certain situations. I’ve made peace with that. I also try not to judge people, because human beings are complex and one can never really know what goes on in another person’s mind. For many, mothers are the greatest blessings, and their unfailing love and support are unmatched. Inspired by her favourite author of all time, Danielle Steel, Victoria Haihambo published a captivating novel. The German language is spoken internationally by about 120 million people, and the knowledge of it can provide a decisive advantage in a country like Namibia. The sun’s yellowish feelers lit the horse-neck shaped hills, as we flatten numerous cow doo-doo shacks. The One Economy Foundation (ONE) has received a total of 177 CVs following a recent call for skilled and unskilled labourers to apply for jobs at its #BeFree Centre of Excellence currently under construction at the Multi-Purpose Youth Resource Centre in Katutura. “I adore losing myself in the rituals of chopping, stirring and tasting,” says Elizabeth Isai, the overall WorldSkills Africa 2022 winner. Prices for household oils and fats increased by 15.6% in March 2022, compared to 9.4% recorded during the same time last year. Tertius Stears is a qualified Chartered Accountant and an alumnus of Stellenbosch University. He has completed numerous leadership courses, including the Senior Executive Program at Harvard Business School. He started his professional career at auditing firm KPMG before joining Sanlam as financial manager. The first ever Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Investment Roundtable event was successfully hosted by Botswana under the theme: “Positioning SACU as an industrial, investment, manufacturing and innovation hub for the African continent and beyond”. Katima Mulilo Town Council CEO Raphael Liswaniso is adamant the border town is a crucial aspect in the development of a regional logistics hub. Speaking to New Era yesterday, Liswaniso said most regions of the country will benefit once the development of the logistics hub gains traction. Melody Swartbooi, leader of the Landless People’s Movement youth in the //Kharas region, said the recent tragic accident on the B1 national road that caused three fatalities could have been prevented. National Assembly Speaker Peter Katjavivi last week brought to the National Assembly the Electoral Commission of Namibia’s budget of N$85.3 million for consideration and approval. The Okahandja state mortuary has been out of order since January, a situation that has forced grieving families to resort to private undertakers, which they claim is costing them a fortune. Founding President Sam Nujoma has called on the Swapo Party Women’s Council to transform itself into a formidable force to be reckoned with in the Namibian society as far as women and children’s matters are concerned. Communities living along the Kavango River will soon be introduced to an awareness campaign focusing on crocodile habitat, territory and hunting strategies following the continuous attacks by crocodiles on humans in the Kavango East and West regions. One of the six men, accused of murdering the former governor of the Omusati region, has withdrawn his application to be granted bail. Government attempts to increase the number of Namibians vaccinated against Covid-19 by targeting children under 18. The ministry needs a skilled public health workforce to identify or detect, investigate and implement appropriate control measures timely, health deputy minister Utjiua Muinjanguae has said. A man, accused of raping his toddler son and trying to escape the long arm of the law by fleeing, has been denied bail. Due to continuous budget cuts, the education ministry has mooted a public-private partnership plan to fund its accelerated infrastructure development plan. The family of a young man, who killed four people and seriously injured five, has sent condolences to the relatives of the victims. Under-fire Grootfontein municipality CEO Kisco Sinvula is back in office despite fresh attempts to have him suspended by some local authority councillors at the embattled town. A young man from Outjo, who was convicted of the brutal murder of his girlfriend, was sentenced to an effective jail term of 28 years by Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute. The Anti-Corruption Commission has entered the fray in the parliament corruption scandal that broke over the Easter weekend. A resident of the Oukongo location in Eenhana is accused of bewitching locals after he confronted a neighbour who killed a monitor lizard. The school principal of Haimbili Haufiku Secondary school in the Ohangwena region, Rabanus Shaninga, has allegedly taken it upon himself to cut the trousers of learners who wear pants deemed too tight for the classrooms. Acting public enterprises minister Iipumbu Shiimi has debunked rumours of TransNamib’s liquidation, maintaining the state-owned railway firm is a crucial entity in the country’s logistics hub and will not be liquidated. Deputy Judge President Hosea Angula has called on a group that is suing the State for more than N$139.1 million for malicious prosecution after they were acquitted from the Caprivi high treason case, to prove why their suit should not be struck from the roll. About 16 babies are among the 74 unclaimed bodies at police mortuaries where officials conduct post-mortems. Namibian veteran prop Aranos Coetzee on Friday made history when he clocked an astonishing 100th match for club Toyota Cheetahs in their 28-21 win over Western Province during a Currie Cup clash at the DHL stadium in Cape Town. It was a weekend of contrasting fortunes for Namibia’s sprint sensations Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi, with the evergreen Mboma clocking a remarkable but wind-aided time of 10.90 seconds to win the 100m at the Little Rock Twilight Track and Field Meet in the US on Saturday. Namibia’s U/20 rugby side’s head coach Chrysander Botha said guiding a young and somewhat inexperienced squad to the final of the highly-competitive 2022 Barthes Cup was beyond expectation, and proves that local rugby is on an upward trajectory. Ovanadolongo koshitaashi shopolifi yaShikango otava nyenyeta tava ti kutya ovalulilwa konghalo ii, vati fi ondjala yamemememe vo tava monifwa oixuna kovapolifi. Omuhingo gwoshihauto gwomimvo dhopokati, okwa li iimangeleke konima yositola Woermann brock mOshakati mehuulilo shiwike, kinima yoshiponga shoka sha faalele oomwenyo daantu yane noku lemaneka yatano. Omauliko giipindi ngoka haga kala ko omumvo kehe mOngwediva, nuumvo oga tengenekwa taga ka kala ko momasiku 26 gaAguste sigo 01 Sepetemba. The Okahatjipara Agri Shows and Auction Society intends to change the way agricultural shows are perceived by staging a weeklong farmers’ information session. Back in the days – and to a lesser extent today still – agriculture was used as a punishment in schools. If a learner is deemed to have defied reasonable orders or instructions from a teacher, such learner was ‘sentenced’ to weed out the school’s miniature vegetable garden. First of all, analyse the bloodlines and temperament of your goat. Analysing the goats perfectly will help you to identify the type of breed that you own. Unotjari Kavari has become a household name amongst small stock breeders in Namibia, with his unique blend of sheep breeds that have kept him a step ahead of many others in the industry. Olympic silver medalist Christine Mboma has done it again! Our golden girl continues to fly our Namibian fly high, and we couldn’t be prouder of her. Award-winning musician Lady May Africa has recently taken to her Insta stories to share some top tier nuggets of wisdom that have left us all but in awe of her. A seminar on media in the context of development with exchange students visiting from the USA not so long ago revealed that so many of the products we choose to consume today and the loyalty we hold for them may have largely been influenced by media, which is a hub of advertisement. Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) has provided finance for MedRundu Health Centre, a new health facility operated by a young professional, Dr Vincent Kambinda. As one of the immediate business rescue initiatives, the Business Rescue Task Force recommended government to protect Namibian entrepreneurs by ensuring foreigners do not trade in areas where Namibians have sufficient capacity. Teachers today face social and professional pressure from all educational stakeholders, including the learner, parent, employer and society, to perform within the directives of the constitution. The woman of substance, the business icon is no more. A Windhoek resident, accused of viciously attacking and killing his wife with a hammer, will take the stand to answer to the allegations in October.