• January 18th, 2019
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Industry Loop: Graphic designers!

Can we cut graphic designers some slack? I mean I know they have their own weird way of going about things but come on mense; they are an important stakeholder in the entertainment and advertising industries. 

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Beauty empire the limit for Martha

WINDHOEK - One of the youngest nail technicians, Martha Kambala, who established the Kambala Beauty Care late, last year, says she wants to see her business growing into an empire by the end of this year.

What accountability, by whom and when?

This year has been declared a year of accountability by the Head of State, Dr Hage Geingob. Is accountability, in this election year, a one-off matter that re-occurs only once every five years or a consistent vow that will be seen every day?

Socialism with a Namibian flavour

The end of 2018 was a time to be remembered. I do not remember any other time towards the end of the year during the 28 years of our independence where we had lively debates like what happened during the SWAPO extraordinary congress.

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Let’s all assist the people of DRC

Let me take this opportunity to wish you all a happy new year and to express my hope that 2019 will be another productive year for our region. In Namibia, I have declared 2019 as ‘The Year of Accountability’. 

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Nafidi commits to provide houses

ONGWEDIVA - The Helao Nafidi Town Council will this year focus on registering at least four of its extensions in order to avail residential plots as it strives to reduce its housing backlog.

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Star of the Week: Ryan Simasiku Nyambe

Our Star of the Week is Katima Mulilo-born professional footballer Ryan Simasiku Nyambe who put up an impressive display during his championship team Blackburn Rovers’ FA Cup replay against the English Premiership campaigners on Tuesday.

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Farmers engage govt on suspended timber trade

RUNDU - Chairperson of the Kavango East Regional Farmers Union (KERFU) Adolf Muremi says they have been engaging with the Office of the Environmental Commissioner and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry to find an amicable solution to the resumption of trade in timber.

Mix a hotbed of grinding poverty

WINDHOEK - Residents of Mix informal settlement in Windhoek Rural Constituency continue to bemoan the lack of basic services such as electricity, ablution facilities and the high unemployment rates.

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379 nabbed for drunk driving

WINDHOEK - A record 379 motorists were arrested for drunk and driving on the B1 and B2 roads during the just ended festive season. This is out of a whopping 91 200 drivers screened during this period of merrymaking and excesses. 

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Geingob calls for help of DRC

WINDHOEK – Sadc chairperson Dr Hage Geingob yesterday said the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is at crossroads after its contentious December 30 presidential election.

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Okakarara bids Dan Tshanda farewell

WINDHOEK-Remembering the legacy of the late South African musician,  Dan Tshanda, who passed away on January 5 to heart failure, Okakarara residents are having  a Farwell Bash for the late Disco music legend, at Tate Sammy’s Beer House No. 2 today.

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Africa’s top 10 tech start-ups selected for accelerator programme

WINDHOEK - Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have announced the top 10 African tech start-ups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator programme. They were selected after an open public pitch event in front of experts, potential investors, the media and other stakeholders in Kenya’s capital city. 

No passengers for Nam transport to Zim following fuel protests

WINDHOEK – Public transportation, both via road and air, is still readily available from Namibia to Zimbabwe despite the political and civil unrest that flared up in the southern African nation this week. However, while transportation companies say they are ready to drive and fly, most of the buses destined for Zimbabwe are practically empty and flights under-booked as travellers seem to be waiting for the unrest to subside before travelling to the troubled country. 

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Operation Hornkranz must go on

I would like to extend my revolutionary greetings to His Excellency Dr Hage Geingob for having the Namibian people at heart. Operation Hornkranz is well received and it must go on. 

Africa: Are we cursed or what?

The biggest news in North America in recent days has been about the Trump administration’s push to get congressional approval for funds to build a boundary wall along the borders between that country and neighbouring Mexico.

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Booze less, plough your fields - Hompa tells subjects

MAYARA - Ukwangali traditional leader, Hompa Eugene Siwombe Kudumo, has encouraged his subjects especially those in the villages to avoid going to cuca shops very early in the morning but rather to focus on working their crop fields which will in turn sustain their families.

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Ship passengers impressed with coast

WALVIS BAY - Tourists visiting Walvis Bay on a day trip Wednesday were in awe of the town’s beauty and tourism activities. German national Winfried Lamm, arriving aboard one of the four passenger ships that docked at Walvis, said Namibia takes his breath away every time he visits the country.

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Division among Rundu councillors persists

RUNDU - The acting CEO of the Rundu Town Council, Sikongo Haihambo, says working without the town councillors whose swearing-in was called off last November due to division has impacted negatively on the council, adding that the town council needs councillors to formulate policies.