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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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     Shixwameni retains APP presidency Shixwameni retains APP presidency The All People’s Party (APP) has re-elected Ignatius Shixwameni as their president for another five years during a three-day congress held at Rundu over the weekend.
    The congress started on Friday and ended on Sunday.
    Shixwameni is deputised by Shumbwa Nangolo as vice president replacing Madala Nuuyoma who lost the position to him.
    Vincent Kanyetu remains the secretary-general of the party while Maria Kamutali was elected as treasurer.
    Linus Mutjila is the national chairman with Dindo Benedictus as his deputy.
    Shixwameni expressed that he feels duty-bound and honoured to still lead the party as president for close to nine years now.
    “I am happy to work with the members as I have done over the years. So, I look forward to continue working with everyone not just party members but everybody across the party line in the country,” he said.
    The APP leader said his priority now is to strengthen the party, consolidate it and make it grow.
    Another priority he pointed out, is to work hard for the upcoming national elections taking place later this year through campaigns in order to gain more seats in parliament.
    “So our focus now is going to be on the elections and election campaigns throughout the country,” he stated.

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     Two-year-old girl dies in fire at Rehoboth Two-year-old girl dies in fire at Rehoboth
    A two-year-old girl died on Saturday in Rehoboth after she was burnt beyond recognition when the shack she was sleeping in caught fire.
    Deputy Commissioner Eric Clays said the incident happened between 19:30 and 20:00 in Rehoboth’s Block E Residential Area.
    “It is alleged that the deceased's mother and sister left her in the shack with a burning candle while they quickly went to a nearby shop. While they were away, the other sister of the toddler, who was watching television at the neighbour’s house saw the shack on fire and alerted the neighbours, who tried in vain to extinguish the fire,” Clay said.
    He said an uncle of the deceased, who was sleeping in another room, came out running unaware that his niece was still in the collapsing shack.
    The deceased was identified as Reley ||Garoës and her next of kin have been informed of her death.
    Police investigations continue.


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  • 08/26/19--16:00: Creating a gateway
  • Creating a gateway Creating a gateway Inclusive education at Namcol Namcol director Heroldt Murangi warned that technology is taking over and the only way to remain relevant in the job market is through constant learning and betterment. Ester Kamati

    Over 1 000 graduates, two of whom are inmates, graduated from the Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) at a ceremony that took place on 22 August at the Safari Court Hotel.

    One of the inmates from the Windhoek Correctional Facility, Collin Evert Swartbooi, received an NQF level 4 certificate in education for development.

    He said the qualification serves as a starting point for him to further his studies.

    He said it’s a good thing that people in a similar position, as he is, are not excluded from the academic sphere.

    “This is a stepping stone for me to accomplish the goals I have for myself to become a better person when I am one day integrated back into society,” Swartbooi said.

    He said he is inspired by his fellow inmates who graduated before him and drew motivation from the support he received from his family, specifically his mother and fiancé.

    “Namcol plays a critical role in ensuring that our youth are empowered with the relevant skills and knowledge to not only be able to get jobs in the market, but most importantly to generate and create employment opportunities,” said acting education minister Martin Andjamba.

    This year alone, the institution enrolled 43 139 students in various disciplines and according to Andjamba, these students come from various segments of society and are making a difference in terms of the economic development of the country.

    Namcol has additionally introduced a bachelor of arts in youth development, with the first graduates expected in 2021.

    The college has managed to gain international recognition and was the e-learning winner of the World Summit Awards in the education category in 2015, which proves the quality of service and learning offered by the establishment.

    Namcol director Heroldt Murangi said: “Today we are able to fill all the chambers and graduate students in 10 different disciplines, ranging from the TVET sector, community development, local government administration and youth work, among others.”

    The graduation ceremony was held under the theme: ‘Learning to thrive in a transforming world: The relevance of open and distance learning in an era of the 4th Industrial Revolution’.

    Murangi warned that technology is taking over and the only way to remain relevant in the job market is through constant learning and betterment. “Only through being a lifelong learner will you prevent other people from taking your jobs,” he added.

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  • 08/26/19--16:00: To infinity and beyond
  • To infinity and beyondTo infinity and beyond Space-bound cooperation between Namibia and China Elizabeth Joseph

    Namibia and China continue to partner in space science and technology.

    With partnership and support between the Peoples’ Republic of China and Namibia, the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) hosted the first Chinese female astronaut, Liu Yang, and the record-holder of the longest stay (33 days) in space amongst Chinese astronauts, Chen Dong, on 22 August.

    A partnership that was signed in the year 2000 by the late Theo Ben-Gurirab is being nurtured every year through initiatives that the Chinese and Namibian governments undertake together.

    Space science and technology plays a huge role in Namibia and Nust thus offers resources that can help students broaden their understanding of space.

    “It is no surprise that our university is hosting this event, because we have had a keen interest in space science and technology, so it just made sense,” a Nust official said.

    Chen said he sees Namibia as an old friend and not a new acquaintance.

    “I can see the curiosity and longing from the students for a career in space technology and that of being an astronaut,” he said.

    Liu mentioned that she never stopped working toward her dreams.

    “It is hard work, but it is worth it. I hope to start working in our space station as soon as it is ready,” she added.

    The space station is set to become a reality and the Chinese government wants to start as soon as 2020.

    Presently, Namibia and the Peoples’ Republic of China work hand-in-hand in the science and technology fields, as Namibia hosts China’s telemetry, tracking and command station that tracks the re-entry of Chinese-manned space vehicles.

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    Mixed fortunes for Nigerian clubsMixed fortunes for Nigerian clubs Enyimba triumphed and Kano Pillars were eliminated on Sunday, as Nigerian clubs experienced mixed fortunes in the CAF Champions League preliminary round second legs.

    Forced to play behind closed doors because the competition organisers were dissatisfied with some renovations to their stadium, Enyimba crushed Rahimo of Burkina Faso 5-0 in the south-eastern city of Aba.

    Enyimba qualified 5-1 on aggregate and face Al Hilal of Sudan next month for a place in the group phase, where the prize-money kicks in.

    Reuben Bala and Stanley Dimgba bagged braces for Enyimba, the only Nigerian club to win the Champions League, and one of only four teams to achieve back-to-back titles.

    Early and late goals gave Asante Kotoko of Ghana a 2-0 victory over Kano Pillars, a 4-3 overall win and a last-32 showdown with fellow former African champions Etoile Sahel of Tunisia.

    Kelvin Andoh netted for the Kumasi outfit after just three minutes and the Porcupine Warriors struck again 10 minutes from time, when Emmanuel Gyamfi completed a brilliantly executed move.

    Highly ambitious Simba of Tanzania were shock preliminary round casualties, losing on away goals to UD Songo of Mozambique, after a 1-1 draw in Dar es Salaam.

    Luis Miquissone gave Songo an early lead, they retained until three minutes from time, when Tanzanian international Erasto Nyoni levelled from a penalty.


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    Griezmann scores Barca doubleGriezmann scores Barca double'I tried to copy Messi and LeBron' Griezmann imitated the basketball superstar LeBron James by tossing confetti into the air to celebrate his second at Camp Nou, a curling effort into the corner that he said was inspired by watching Lionel Messi. Antoine Griezmann copied Lionel Messi for the goal and LeBron James for the celebration, but it was his night for Barcelona on Sunday, after he scored twice in a 5-2 win over Real Betis.

    “I saw Leo do this in training, so I tried to copy him,” said Griezmann. “And for the celebration, I like the ritual that LeBron did, so we tried to do it as well.”

    Yet Griezmann was the star, if only for the night, with Messi in the stands - the Argentinian still short of fitness following a calf injury.

    A brilliant Barcelona performance also delivered a resounding response to the doubts arising from their defeat by Athletic Bilbao last weekend, among them a reliance on Messi, the need for Neymar and the future of Ernesto Valverde as coach.

    But as Carles Perez, Jordi Alba and Arturo Vidal made it three, four and five, the gloom was forgotten, along with Nabil Fekir's opener in the 15th minute, which had Betis level at halftime.

    “After a defeat, there is always a big reaction,” Griezmann said. “We really wanted to play another game and when so many players are missing, the team steps up.”

    Loren Moron slammed a late strike into the top corner for Betis, but by then the game was over as a contest, as Barca ensured no further ground was lost on Atletico Madrid, who beat Leganes 1-0 earlier on Sunday, or Real Madrid, who were held to a 1-1 draw on Saturday by Real Valladolid.

    Barcelona will hope to have Messi back for the trip to Osasuna next weekend, but with Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele both out for longer, Griezmann's display was timely.

    Whether it also affects the club's attempts to prise Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain, remains to be seen.

    “I have to admit today was an important day for Antoine,” said Valverde.

    The crowd also enjoyed a goal from 21-year-old Perez, making his first Barca start, and a substitute appearance from Anssumane Fati, who at 16 became the second youngest player ever to play for the club in La Liga.

    Sergio Busquets was at fault for Betis' opener, as he gave the ball away, allowing Fekir to drive in his debut goal since he moved from Lyon in July.

    But Barca were undeterred, and after Rafinha missed an excellent chance to equalise, Griezmann took over, volleying in on the stretch four minutes before halftime, past the weak hand of Dani Martin.

    If Griezmann's first owed something to the goalkeeper, his second was unstoppable. He collected the ball 25 yards out and used Sidnei as a marker to bend his shot around the defender and inside the far post.

    Griezmann ran to the corner, where confetti was poured into his hands. He threw it into the air above his head.

    Barca were relentless, as Perez steered a third into the bottom corner and Alba made it four, latching onto a superb Busquets pass inside the full-back.

    There was still time for two scintillating strikes, the first from Vidal, who was slid in by Griezmann, and the second by Loren, who was given too much space. It was no more than a consolation.

    Barcelona stay behind Atletico, who maintained their perfect start with another 1-0 victory, this time over Leganes, as Vitolo came off the bench to score a second-half winner at Butarque.

    Joao Felix, Atletico's 126 million-euro (US$140 million) buy from Benfica and much-hailed replacement for Griezmann, was again quiet, but again delivered the match's most memorable moment.

    The 19-year-old's perfectly-timed pass set Vitolo free, while Felix had been picked out by Kieran Trippier, who was faultless on his second Atletico start.


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  • 08/26/19--16:00: Enriching young lives
  • Enriching young livesEnriching young lives Eradicating poverty, one bright mind at a time. This past decade and a half has seen great strides being made in youth empowerment by the Mondesa Youth Opportunities (MYO) Trust. Iréne-Mari van der Walt

    It is no secret that our STEM-based school curriculum leaves little room for the arts to flourish. Since 2004, the Mondesa Youth Opportunities (MYO) Trust aimed to help children from the impoverished community of Mondesa achieve greatness.

    MYO is a non-profit trust that offers an afternoon school to supplement school education and teach additional skills, at no financial charge. They insist that the only payment they require is commitment, a positive attitude and the hard work of students.

    In order to make this possible, MYO is completely dependent on donations from the public.

    The incentive is to assist learners from underprivileged schools attain academic success. This means that a large portion of the programme focuses on English, maths and reading, but music, computer skills and life skills are also offered, in an attempt to create a ‘whole child’.

    Neels Strijdom, the manager at MYO, believes that MYO students are promising individuals who struggle to thrive in their school environments.

    “I do not want to speak ill of schools; they really are doing the best they can in their situation, but the classes are just too big to allow these kids to be noticed,” he said.

    “This is a tough challenge for schools, but we do not blame them, we just want to help these kids to flourish.”

    Strijdom said it is hard to tell which classes the kids enjoy the most.

    “The kids really do enjoy music, and obviously the sport, but I think reading is the big one,” he said. Strijdom believes that reading is MYO’s strength.

    “I think it’s because of the reading culture we are trying to create.”

    He said reading not only assists learners with vocabulary, comprehension and grammar, but is a big help in broadening the minds of the learners.

    Although the programme only offers classes to scholars from grades 4 to 8, alumni still receive support from the initiative.

    Currently, MYO caters for about 120 students.

    “We have about 25 available places per grade,” Strijdom said.

    Andris Simeon, a MYO alumnus, recently received a cum laude distinction for his honours degree in electrical engineering.

    Simeon completed his first three years of study with an Areva bursary, and in his final year, he received funding from Dundee Precious Metals, where he is now employed.

    Additionally, Dr Aina Ihambo qualified as a medical practitioner in Russia in June this year. Aina was an MYO student from 2009 and completed her high school education at Namib High School in Swakopmund.

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  • 08/26/19--16:00: Skorpion kings
  • Skorpion kingsSkorpion kingsKhomas win thrilling tournament Khomas have emerged victorious, after a thrilling Skorpion Zinc U-17 Cup tournament that produced some stunning goals over the long weekend. Jesse Jackson Kauraisa

    The Khomas Region were crowned champions of the 2019 Skorpion Zinc Under-17 Cup yesterday, following a 3-0 victory over Omaheke at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

    Two first half goals from Raymonzo Stern and Romeo Amon ensured that the host region took a 2-0 lead into halftime.

    Fillipo Micheletti’s goal in the second half sealed their triumph.

    Omaheke ended the match with 10 men, after their Uisel Uanuapi was sent off for reckless play.

    Khomas reached the final after beating Oshikoto 2-0 in their semi-final clash.

    Omaheke beat Zambezi 4-2 on penalties to reach the final.

    Khomas booked their semi-final berth via a 3-1 victory over Erongo in their final group match on Sunday.

    Omaheke qualified from group B as the top-ranked team, following their three victories and one loss during the group stages.

    It was a thrilling four days of youthful football, as the regions went out guns-blazing to challenge for the prestigious trophy.

    The opening five matches produced 12 goals.

    On Friday, the boys produced 27 goals in nine matches and on Saturday and Sunday 42 goals were scored in total.

    Erongo opened their campaign with a 2-0 victory over Otjozondjupa in a highly entertaining clash.

    The second match of the tournament saw Zambezi take on Kunene.

    A goal from Mike Mwiya secured a win for Zambezi in their first match of the tournament.

    Defending champions //Karas lost their first game against Kavango East.

    Omaheke opened their campaign with a 2-0 victory over Hardap.

    Oshikoto got a flying start with a 5-1 win over Omusati.

    Khomas’ dominance was showed early in the tourney, when they defeated Zambezi 5-1 in their opening match.

    Kavango West kicked off their campaign with a 2-0 win over the Zambezi Region.

    Organisers said the tournament had a positive influence on the players, as it provided a platform for them to socialise.

    Khomas won the maiden edition of the tournament in Keetmanshoop in 2013, while Omusati collected the trophy in 2014, 2015 and 2017. There was no tournament in 2018.

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    Adrian wins bronze at African GamesAdrian wins bronze at African Games Cyclist Vera Adrian won the country's fifth medal at the African Games on Monday in the women's individual time trial (ITT) final that was held in the town of Benslimane in Morocco.

    Adrian, who is the only female representing Team Namibia in cycling at the games, clocked a time of 48 minutes and 34 seconds (48:34).

    The 14-kilometre route had two loops, making it a 28km time trial.

    The Namibian paced herself on the flat route of Benslimane to beat strong competitors from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Algeria.

    The women's ITT was won by Ashleigh Pasio of South Africa in a time of 38:16. She was followed home by her teammate Zanri Rossouw in a time of 40:12.

    Adrian's medal is the fifth for Namibia in cycling at the games, and the fifth overall, as no other sport code has won a medal for the country at the championships thus far.

    Tristan de Lange won two gold medals for Team Namibia during the men's mountain bike and mountain bike marathon events at the VTT Sports Centre in Benslimane, while his teammate Alex Miller won silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the same events.

    Team Namibia's cyclists will compete in the road race for women, to be held tomorrow, and the road race for men on Thursday, in Benslimane.


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    McIlroy wins Tour ChampionshipMcIlroy wins Tour ChampionshipGolfer also claims FedEx Cup jackpot It was sweet revenge for Rory McIlroy at the PGA Tour Championship on Sunday. Rory McIlroy fired a four-under-par 66 to win the PGA Tour Championship and claim the US$15 million FedEx Cup jackpot on Sunday.

    Northern Ireland star McIlroy won the two titles for the second time, following his win in 2016 after world number one Brooks Koepka suffered a final round collapse at Atlanta's East Lake golf course. McIlroy finished the tournament on 18-under, four shots clear of Xander Schauffele, who posted a closing 70 to finish on 14-under.

    For McIlroy it was sweet redemption, following a disappointing showing in last year's Tour Championship, when he faded from contention with an error-strewn four-over-par 74 in the final round, as Tiger Woods clinched a memorable victory. “I didn't enjoy the walk up 18 last year. I played terribly, got myself into the final group, but I never took the fight to Tiger,” McIlroy said.

    “Going up against the number 1 player in the world today (Koepka), he got one over on me in Memphis and I wanted to get some revenge today.”

    McIlroy, playing alongside Koepka in the final pairing, had started the final round one shot behind his partner.

    Koepka had taken the lead earlier Sunday, after the players returned to the course to complete the third round, which had been abandoned on Saturday after an electrical storm that injured six spectators. Koepka finished the third round with a closing birdie for a two-under-par 68, edging one shot clear of McIlroy and Schauffele at 15 under. But Koepka's third round momentum didn't extend to the final. After matching McIlroy with an early birdie on the sixth, the American's form deserted him with a double-bogey on the seventh, while McIlroy snared his second birdie. Although Koepka picked up a shot with a birdie on the eighth, a trio of bogeys on the 12th, 13th and 14th holes effectively ended his challenge.

    McIlroy, who had birdied the 12th and 13th holes to move to four under for the day, gave the chasing pack hope after wobbling with bogeys on the 14th and 15th holes. However, McIlroy gathered himself brilliantly on the 17th, rolling in a 15-foot birdie putt before going on to reach the greenside bunker in two on the par-five 18th. He made no mistake with his birdie putt to finish with a flourish. Koepka, meanwhile, had to settle for a share of third place, his two-over-par 72 leaving him alongside Justin Thomas on 13-under.

    England's Paul Casey was fifth on nine under after his final round 72, while Australia's Adam Scott took sixth place on eight-under, after his four-under-par 66.


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    Coastal cricketers emerge on topCoastal cricketers emerge on topThrills and Spills The Welwitschia XI and Windhoek Gymnasium played a nail-biting final match at the APS under-19 tournament. Justicia Shipena and Evany van Wyk

    The coastal combination of Welwitschia XI emerged as the winning team after five days of competition in the Cricket Namibia under-19 national schools week, sponsored by Africa Personnel Services (APS).

    Six schools teams competed in the popular series, namely Windhoek Gymnasium, Windhoek High School, Windhoek Afrikaans Private School, Pro-Ed Academy, the Welwitschia XI and the APS Invitational side made up of players from various other schools.

    The final on Sunday morning at the Wanderers field was the highlight of the tournament, as Welwitschia XI and Windhoek Gymnasium took on each other in a nail-biting match in the T20 format.

    The Gymnasium Robins batted first, scoring 147/7 in 20 overs. Their total was boosted by 30 extras (11 wides), while Gerhard Janse van Rensburg (38 off 35 balls, 1x4 1x6) and Jan-Izak de Villiers (25 off 20, 2x4) contributed most of their runs.

    The Welwitschia team, who hadn’t lost a match throughout the tournament, comfortably passed this target with two overs to spare, to win by eight wickets.

    Opening batsman Dian Neethling scored an unbeaten 78 runs off only 53 balls (7x4 2x6). Neethling and Scott Winborn (28 off 27 balls) built a partnership of 65 before Winborn was caught out.

    Their coach Louritz Haccou told The Zone the players are looking forward to a great season.

    “Things are looking positive and the team is optimistic about our chances in this match,” Haccou told The Zone during the match.

    As it turned out, his prediction was spot-on, as Welwitschia won the match by eight wickets.

    The day ended in good spirits, as the different players and teams were rewarded during a prize-giving ceremony and the teams celebrated their victories.

    Individual achievers during the APS u-19 tournament were as follows:


    1 Nicol Loftie-Eaton (WAP) 324 runs (average 81)

    2 Divan la Cock (WHS) 315 runs (average 45)

    3 Dian Neethling (Welwitschia) 303 runs (average 61)

    4 Matthew de Gouveia (Welwitschia) 205 runs (average 68)

    5 Jan-Izak de Villiers (Whk Gymnasium) 188 runs (average 27)


    1 Jan-Izak de Villiers (Whk Gymnasium) 18 wickets (201 runs)

    2 Joshua Theron (Pro-Ed) 17 wickets (87 runs)

    3 Ettienne Beukes (Welwitschia) 16 wickets (125 runs)

    4 Nicol Loftie-Eaton (WAP) 15 wickets (121 runs)

    5 Ramon Wilmot (Whk Gymnasium) 11 wickets (132 runs)

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  • 08/26/19--16:00: Access to justice
  • Access to justiceAccess to justiceNamibia: A nation in search of peace, apology, reconciliation and inclusivity Frustrations are growing daily among the youth regarding the slow pace of fulfilling the dream of employment and their future security in general. In 2015, as the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) era came to an end, world leaders gathered at the UN to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and composed 17 global goals to be activated by 2030.

    The agenda builds on the new addition, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16, which aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

    The Namibian government and leaders are confronted with the challenge of fulfilling the 2030 goals. Access to justice is a central issue facing many in our country. Frustrations are growing daily among the youth regarding the slow pace of fulfilling the dream of employment and their future security in general.

    The affected communities are equally concerned about the unfinished genocide negotiations. The Erindi sale is an irritating issue in the minds of those who lost their lands during the colonisation period.

    Not to mention the most disturbing problem of phosphate mining in the sensitive ocean environment that can turn all coastal towns from Walvis Bay to Lüderitz into ghost towns with over 50 000 workers out of their jobs.

    Phosphate mining will erode the very foundation of our economy, livelihoods, food security and the quality of life of our people. It is just here where I say, “The buck stops here.”

    I support Founding President Sam Nujoma and Minister Pohamba Shifeta for saying no to phosphate mining in Namibia. We want investors who want to team up with our government to improve the quality of our people's lives, not to destroy the little they enjoy.

    The case study over the past years has shown that Namibian civil society has made significant efforts to expose the evil designs of corrupt leaders and to strengthen the Rule of Law for the purpose of guaranteeing justice to all Namibians.

    Most important for Namibia and the SADC Region as a whole is the challenge of creating a region with an economic environment that not only promises greater security for its people, but also greater equity and equality of opportunities for citizens of the SADC region within the context of interdependence.

    Developments have shown that lopsided development - which has become a hallmark of the past 29 years – is nothing but a recipe for misery and disaster and further marginalisation of the poor inhabitants of our country.

    Our country has been grappling with a long list of painful problems such as escalating poverty, drought, low productive capacity and declining productivity, demographic explosion and inadequate foreign investment, aid and a formidable global climate crisis.

    Namibia is in economic and political transition.

    Basic human rights are at stake, including the rights of our youth to effectively participate in the national development process.

    The Namibian government must recognise the fact that a sustainable development approach requires the participation of the wider population, including women.

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  • 08/26/19--16:00: Waar drome waar word
  • Waar drome waar wordWaar drome waar wordEen aand, drie krone Dié geleentheid gee nie net jong modelle die kans om hul talent ten toon te stel nie, maar ook om iets aan die gemeenskap terug te gee. Justicia Shipena

    Schwane Blignaut, ’n leerling aan die Windhoek Afrikaanse Privaatskool (WAP) is as die nuwe Miss Teen Namibia gekroon. Schanizia da Cunha is haar eerste prinses en Kara van den Heever is as tweede prinses aangewys.

    Die kroning van Miss Teen Namibia, Miss Pre-Teen Namibia en Miss Princess Namibia het Saterdag by die Nasionale Teater van Namibië (NTN) in Windhoek plaasgevind.

    Danèl du Toit is die nuwe Miss Pre-Teen Namibia en Claire Uuyuni is as Miss Princess aangewys.

    Die nuwe titelhouers gaan as ambassadeurs vir die land dien en dra hul nuwe krone met trots.

    Die onderskeie kompetisies poog om nie net die land se skoonheid te vier nie, maar ook om aan die gemeenskap terug te gee, bewustheid van maatskaplike kwessies te skep, ’n voorbeeld aan die jeug te stel en meisies aan te moedig om die beste weergawe van hulself te wees.

    Bilgnaut het aan The Zone vertel sy is opgewonde oor die pad vorentoe en gaan haar bes doen om ’n verskil in haar gemeenskap te maak. “Ek het soveel wat ek nog wil doen en beplan meer, want ek wil net die beste vir my gemeenskap en land hê.”

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    Dis oukei om nie oukei te wees nieDis oukei om nie oukei te wees nieLingua gesels oor geestesgesondheid ‘n Plaaslike kollege het onlangs ? paneelbespreking oor geestegesondheid aangebied met die doel om dialoog oor die onderwerp aan te moedig. Mariselle Stofberg

    Geestesgesondheid is ? kwessie wat al hoe meer mense raak.

    Op Dinsdag 20 Augustus het die International Training College Lingua in Windhoek ? praatjie oor geestesgesondheid aangebied. Die doel van die geleentheid was om probleme in die verband te bespreek wat talle mense raak, en bewustheid daaroor te skep.

    Paneellede was onder andere Selma Kamanya, Mej. Namibië 2018, Elsarien Gaes, ? lewensafrigter en welstandspesialis, en Rosalia David, ’n skrywer en joernalis.

    Gaes het gesê sy is dankbaar vir ondernemings en instansies wat aandag en tyd bestee om dié sosiale kwessie aan te spreek. “Dit is ongelooglik om te sien daar is mense wat moeite en energie in projekte sit om bewustheid oor hierdie kwessie te skep. Geestesprobleme word deur fisieke, emosionele en sielkundige faktore beïnvloed. Die eerste stap om hierdeur te werk is, om te aanvaar dat jy ? probleem het.”

    Hillary Malongi, wat ook op die paneel was, het sy geskiedenis van depressie gedeel. Volgens hom was dit hoofsaaklik gekoppel aan die enorme sosiale druk wat hy moes deurmaak. “Ek het grootgeword sonder om regtig myself te ken. Ek het nie geweet wie ek is nie. Mense het vir my gesê wie hulle dink ek is en moet wees. Miskien het ek in my hart geweet wie ek regtig is, maar ek het geluister na die opinies van ander.”

    Malongi voel sterk daaroor dat indien jy werklik jouself ken en weet wie en wat jy is, jy die mag van ander wegneem om jou seer te maak met hul idee van wie jy moet wees.

    Hoewel mense van mening is dat sekere gebeurtenisse aanleiding gee tot geestesprobleme, sê Kamanya dat baie van die geestesprobleme reeds gevestig word wanneer jy ? kind is. “Ek het sekere gedragspatrone gevestig nog voor ek geweet het wat geestesprobleme is en dat ek ? slagoffer hiervan is. Ek het ? lae selfbeeld gehad en gesukkel met angs. Ek dink nie enige iemand sal ooit regtig 100% oukei wees nie en dit is tyd dat ons dit erken en besef dat dit nie die einde van die wêreld is nie.”

    David het gesê: “Ek self het probleme met my geesteswelstand ondervind en moes maniere kry om my gedagtes te verander en daardeur te werk.”

    Volgens Kamanya is die belangrikste aspek om in gedagte te hou dat niemand perfek is nie en dat jy nie ten alle tye sterk hoef te wees nie. “Dit gaan nie oor die dinge wat jou onderkry nie, maar meer oor hoe jy as mens sterker terugkom. Jy moet jouself ken, weet wat jou werklik gelukkig maak en weet watter tegnieke jy kan gebruik as jy sukkel.”

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    Omina tayi ka futa iishoshela yepangelo yoomiliyona 219Omina tayi ka futa iishoshela yepangelo yoomiliyona 219 Uuministeli wemona owa popi kutya ehangano lyoPaladin Energy, ndyoka li li mwene gwomina yoLanger Heinrich otali ka futa oshimaliwa sha thika poomiliyona 200 kepangelo, onga iishoshela yepangelo.

    Shoka osha landula sho ehangano lyoPaladin lya landitha po iipambuliko yawo yoopresenda 25 momina ndjoka kehangano lyoChina National Nuclear Company.

    Epangelo olya kanitha iiyemo yoomiliyona 219 melandithpo ndyoka, nehangano lyoPaladin olya popi kutya molwaashoka olya longitha ehangano lyaMauritius melanditho ndyoka, itali pumbwa okufuta iishoshela yepangelo.

    Oshifokundaneki shika osha ningile omapulo uuministeli wemona, okuuva kutya oshike tawu ningipo mokukwashilipaleka kutya owa mona iimaliwa mbyoka.

    “Kehe iishoshela yepangelo ya pumbwa okufuta otayi ka gongelwa. Ompango yiishoshela yepangelo moNamibia otayi holola kutya ehangano ndyoka tali ndopa okufuta iishoshela, iishoshela mbyoka otayi ka gongelwa ko kombelewa,” omupopiliko guuministei mboka, Tonateni Shidhudhu a popi konima sho a ningilwa omapulo.

    Uuministeli owa popi kutya owiitulamo mokukwashilipaleka kutya iishoshela mbyoka oya futwa ihe inawu gandja kutya ehangano lyoPaladin oli na ethimbo li thike peni opo li kale lya futa iishoshela mbyoka.

    Shidhudhu okwa popi kutya esiku lyahugunina lyiifuta mbyoka opo tali ka tokolwa nokutulwa miilonga, niishoshela yomageelo ya gwedhwapo otayi ka gwedhwa kiifuta mbyoka.

    Sho a pulwa kutya monakuyiwa epangelo otali ka kwashilipaleka ngiini iifuta yiishoshela okuza momalanditho goludhi ndoka, okwa yamukula kutya uuministeli otawu longele kumwe noNamibia Competition Commission mokutala konkalo ndjoka, nokukwashilipaleka egwanithepo lyoompango nomilandu.


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    Elanditho lyomayego goondjamba lya tindwaElanditho lyomayego goondjamba lya tindwaKwa hololwa uutile wetulo moshiponga egameno lyoondjamba Elanditho lyomayego goondjamba muuyuni olya tindwa, pethimbo lyomutumba gwoWorld Wildlife Conference, ngoka gwa tseyika Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), moSwitzerland. Iilongo ngaashi Namibia, Botswana, oshowo Zimbabwe oya pula opo yi pitikwe yi landithe po omayego goondjamba ngoka geli momake gomapangelo gawo, ihe eindilo ndyoka oya tindwa kiilongo yi li 101, na iilongo owala 23 ya zimine.

    Iilongo oya tindi kutya shoka otashi ka tula moshiponga egameno lyoondjamba menenevi, nokupopya kutya eindiko lyelanditho lyomayego goondjamba osho owala tashi vulu okukalekapo egameno lyuudha.

    Pauyelele wa pitithwa molopota yoElephant Trade information System, Namibia okuli egumbo kuukongo woomageyo goondjamba waaheli paveta, nomomvula yo 2016 olopota tayi ithanwa International Union for Conservation of Nature African Elephant Status Report oya lopota e yo pombanda muukongo mboka okuza momvula yo 2006 moshitopolwa shaZambezi.

    Namibia omathimbo ga piti okwa holola omaipulo ge omolwa egameno, sho e na omwaalu omunene gwomayego ngoka, na okwa holola kutya andola elandithepo lyomayego ngoka otali vulu okweetela oshilongo oshimaliwa sha thika poomiliyona 125, ndhoka tadhi vulu okulongithwa miikonga yegameno lyoondjamba neyo moshipala uukongo mboka inawu pitikwa.

    Omvula ya piti uuministeli womidhingoloko owa holola kutya Namibia oku na oomayego gondjamba geli pookg 69 391.71kg ( ootona 69.4) gongushu yoomiliyona 125.48.

    Mootona dhoka 69.4, ootona dhi li 29.9 odhomayego ngoka ga monika paveta, omanga ootona 39.4 dhomayego ngoka ga monika shaaheli paveta.

    Kenya oshowo iilongo yilwe ya Africa oya tindi omaindilo okukutha po oondjindikila dhelanditho lyomayego goondjamba paveta , taya popi kutya shoka otashi ka tula pombanda ompumbwe yomayego ngoka, nokuhwahwameka uukongo womayego ngoka waaheli paveta.

    Ongongahangano yoAfrican Elephant Coalition, ya kalela po iilongo yaAfrica yi li 32 oya tindi omaindilo ngoka.

    Zambia naye okwa kaleke oompangela dhe ookulanditha po omayego ge goondjamba ngoka e na. Oondjamba adhihe dhaAfrica odha li dha tulwa momusholondondo momvula yo 1980 ihe egameno lyadho olya nkundipala momvula yo 1997 oshowo no 2000 sho omwaalu gwoondjamba moBotswana, Namibia, South Africa oshowo Zimbabwe gwa tulwa pevi momusholondondo Appendix II, okupitika elanditho lyomayego goondjamba moJapan naChina.

    Etokolo ndyoka lya ningwa ngashiingeyi, itaku pitikwa elanditho lyomayego goondjamba.


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  • 08/26/19--16:00: Aguero reaches 400 goals
  • Aguero reaches 400 goalsAguero reaches 400 goals Sergio Aguero reached 400 career goals, as the Manchester City striker inspired the champions' 3-1 win at Bournemouth, while Tottenham suffered a shock 0-1 defeat against Newcastle on Sunday.

    With Premier League leaders Liverpool off to a perfect start with three successive victories, City are already under pressure to keep pace. Pep Guardiola's side did just that, thanks to Aguero, as City's record goal-scorer hit another milestone with a clinical double in the south-coast sunshine.

    Raheem Sterling was also on the scoresheet, making it six goals in four games this term for the England winger, as City's second win of the season lifted them to within two points of Liverpool. It was a landmark day for City, with captain David Silva involved in all three of the goals on his 400th appearance for the club.

    “We felt Bournemouth's physicality, a nice three points and a big compliment to the players, a few things to improve; that's good, it's happened when we are winning games,” Guardiola said.

    “The quality of our players in front made the difference and we won the game.”

    Guardiola was less enthused by a video assistant referee (VAR) review that denied City a penalty, when Jefferson Lerma appeared to trip Silva.

    City were last week left frustrated during a 2-2 draw with Tottenham, when a last-gasp goal from Gabriel Jesus was disallowed by the VAR due to a contentious handball against Aymeric Laporte.

    Asked if City deserved a spot-kick, Guardiola replied in a sardonic manner: “No, no, no. Penalty? No. It was clear hands last game, clear hands. A penalty today? No, please.

    “The challenge this season will be amazing for us, after winning back-to-back two titles, the challenge will be great.”

    Meanwhile, Steve Bruce silenced his critics, as Newcastle won at Tottenham to secure their first points under the polarising Magpies' boss.

    Since taking over from Rafael Benitez in the close-season, Bruce had found himself under pressure after losing his first two games, with fans doubting his credentials and former players claiming his squad was uncertain about his methods.

    But Joelinton's first goal for Newcastle in the 27th minute gave Bruce some breathing space for a few days, at least.

    Davinson Sanchez was caught playing the offside trap, allowing Brazilian forward Joelinton to collect Christian Atsu's inch-perfect ball and fire home.

    Newcastle were helped by a poor performance from Tottenham, who have won only once in their first three games.

    Mauricio Pochettino's side were frustrated by the VAR after the decision-review system ruled not to award a penalty when Harry Kane had tumbled under a challenge from Jamaal Lascelles.

    Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen was only used as a substitute, amid uncertainty surrounding his future ahead of the European transfer window shutting next week. In the day's other game, Wolves forward Raul Jimenez scored a stoppage-time penalty to rescue a 1-1 draw against Burnley at Molineux.

    Ashley Barnes had put Burnley in front after 13 minutes with a blistering strike, giving the forward four goals in three games this season.

    But Jimenez netted from the spot in the 97th minute, after the Mexican was tripped by Erik Pieters. Wolves have drawn all three of their league games this term so far.


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  • 08/26/19--16:00: Unam through to final
  • Unam through to finalUnam through to finalUnited taste sweet revenge Wanderers missed out on a chance to defend their premier league crown, after losing in the semi-finals on Saturday. Unam Rugby Club booked their place in the final of the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) premier league, after beating Rehoboth Rugby Club 25-20 in their semi-final clash.

    It was a special victory for the university side, who last year missed out on a chance to play in the final, after having dominated local rugby for several consecutive years.

    The victory for Unam did, however, not come easy, as Rehoboth were determined to deny the university side a chance to play in the final, at all costs.

    Unam overturned a 7-14 halftime deficit to clinch victory.

    Julian Julian Afrikaner scored Rehoboth's only try of the match, while Henrique Olivier scored three penalties and there were two drop goals by Ascher Coetzee.

    Unam's tries came from Paolo Andrews, Sunday Haitembu and Simon Kanime.

    Lorenzo Luis scored two conversions and Reiner Benade scored a drop goal, while substitute Delron Brandt converted a penalty.

    The biggest upset of the day came between Trustco United and defending champions Wanderers.

    Wanderers were eager to emulate their form of last year, which saw them lifting the trophy against United.

    United, however, came with plans of their own and managed to beat the defending champions 35-27, tasting sweet revenge for last year.

    United let 16-13 lead at halftime.

    Last year, FNB Wanderers overcame their nerves, as they defeated United 30-22 in the premier league final at the Hage Geingob Stadium.

    Unam and Trustco United will battle it out in the final on 31 August at the Hage Geingob Stadium.

    The reserve league also saw Rehoboth II beating Unam II 32-27 to reach the final, while Wanderers II also booked their place in the final by beating Western Suburbs II 40-22.

    Jesse Jackson Kauraisa

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  • 08/26/19--16:00: In love with life
  • In love with life In love with life A home far from home Advent Mudimba shares his university experience at the Saratov State Medical University in Russia. Advent Mudimba

    I grew up in central-northern Namibia in a small town called Otjiwarongo, known for its tall trees and as the gateway to the far north of the country.

    Last November I enrolled at the Saratov State Medical University in Saratov, Russia. I am currently a first-year medical student.

    What attracted me to the medical field is the fact that I have a great passion for helping people. People usually call me a “people’s person”, because I love helping others.

    The medical field is where I feel I would be able to do this to the best of my ability, as I also have a great love for medicine.

    I can’t say that I was 100% sure that I would get into medical school, because of the fear of thinking I was not good enough. But by God’s grace, and after facing a few challenges, I made it into medical school.

    The process of applying and getting into a university here was not easy. However, I did not really face any challenges when I applied, except the long waiting period. Otherwise it was a smooth ride for me.

    At the beginning of my admission at Saratov State Medical University, I did a foundation course. During this course we were taught Russian and basic subjects in the medical field, such as biology, physics and chemistry, etc.

    After we completed the course we wrote exams. It was a challenging experience, having to learn the language, but I made it at the end of the day.

    I love my university so much, because it puts the education of the students first.

    We have amazing lecturers who don’t only care about our studies, but also about our well-being, and they understand that we are far from home. I love the fact that the university has many African students, which makes it easier to study here, with people that I can relate to.

    My biggest surprise was that people in Russia can’t speak English at all; only our lecturers can speak English, otherwise the community only speaks Russian. They do everything in their native language. We had to learn Russian for us to be able to communicate with them.

    My advice to students who want to study abroad is that they should prepare themselves mentally and physically, because it’s quite an experience being away from home.

    Some days will be very difficult, but you will manage all the same.

    Learn to make friends, because you will need people. You can’t do everything by yourself, you need people.

    After graduation, I’m planning on working for about two years, before specialising in the paediatrics field. I love Saratov, mostly because I have made friends that I can call family, friends who were there for me when I needed someone to talk to.

    Saratov has so many beautiful destinations that I love, such as the Volga and the Saratov bridge. If ever you visit Saratov, I would recommend these destinations.

    Did you know?

    The Saratov State Medical University was founded in 1909 with 93 students and only men were allowed to study there at that time.

    Facts about Advent

    He is fun. He loves music. He plays keyboard and bass guitar. He loves hanging out with friends. He loves God.

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  • 08/26/19--16:00: Innovation key - Geingob
  • Innovation key - GeingobInnovation key - GeingobPresident urges SMEs to grow economy Hundreds of local and international exhibitors are showcasing their products and services at this year's OATF. President Hage Geingob has urged businesses to not only use trade fairs and expos to market their products.

    He said they should also use them as platforms to build their own business styles and gain insight on the latest business innovations, to enable them to develop capabilities that will grow the country's economy.

    Geingob made these remarks while opening the 20th Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF) on Saturday.

    He said the OATF has become a primary platform for established and fledgling companies to broaden their appeal locally, regionally and internationally, by increasing the brand appeal of SMEs.

    About 451 local and international exhibitors are showcasing their products and services at this year's OATF.

    “I am confident that many of the exhibitors present at this year's OATF are not only here to market their products and services, but also came to build their business styles and gain insight into trends, technology and innovations on the market, to enable them to develop the capability to drive the economic advancement of our country,” said Geingob.

    “Trade fairs and expos throughout the country should play a leading role in providing diverse products and focus on bringing… exhibitions in key and strategic sectors of the economy.”

    Geingob said this is crucial, given the Growth at Home strategy.

    Tomas Koneka Iindji, the area business manager far north at FNB Namibia, said this year's trade fair highlights one thing: Celebrating and supporting Namibian small entrepreneurs.

    “When they succeed, Namibian people prosper. Although small businesses have a critical role to play in addressing the challenges that our citizens are confronted with, levels of entrepreneurship and growth in the small business sector remain low. Nevertheless, despite challenges, small businesses are vital contributors to the health of the economy and offer diverse opportunities in our society,” Iindji said.

    “They boost productivity, increase competition and innovation, create employment, as well as revitalise our communities. FNB has a dedicated SME team to assist in developing small businesses, aimed at boosting small business development and promoting smaller entities in their growth, because we understand that small businesses are the foundation of a sustainable economy.”

    Iindji said they are aware that fewer than 20% of small businesses survive their first year, but they would like this to change.

    He said along with their partners, they want to make sure that young people know they are helped and nurtured.

    “As we continue with the trade fair, let us reflect on the deliberations, and going forward, use this platform as an information-sharing and gathering session to further develop SME success,” Iindji added.


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