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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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  • 03/30/17--15:00: Warriors are back
  • Warriors are backWarriors are backMannetti announces plans for Brave Warriors The senior national football team will start training for their international engagements this week. Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti yesterday announced a 24-man squad for the first of four training camps to be held in Windhoek in April.

    Players will start training at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek on Tuesday.

    Those who impress will stay on as new players join the training group.

    The final squad will be announced in May, going on to represent the country at the Cosafa Castle Cup and CHAN.

    Mannetti said he was starting early with preparations for the AFCON qualifiers in June, as there was no time to waste.

    He said he had always had a good relationship with local clubs and would ask the coaches to once again support him in preparing the players well.

    “Some people might say that I am kicking things off early but the nation has not seen any games for a long time.

    “Also, they might be wondering about the criteria which I used to select players for the training camp.

    “I have looked at players who I have worked with previously and those who have played professional games before,” he said.

    “I am giving chances to players who I have seen score goals for their clubs and I will also select the final team based on the player's character and mental stability to play in the national team.”

    Mannetti spoke specifically about Mapenzi Muwanei from Tigers FC and Johannes Shiweda of Nampol FC.

    He said the players were selected because of their scoring ability and speed.

    He maintained that his philosophy of selecting players who had regular game time for their clubs still stood, but because the league was dormant it called for adjustment.

    “New players will get a chance to feature. I know that players have not been active for a while but we will work our socks off to pick up the players' fitness level.”

    In terms of complaints about foreign-based players who are nowhere to be seen during team selection, Mannetti said he had in the past called up several players, some of whom did not make the effort to respond while others could not make it due to time clashes with their leagues abroad.

    However, he maintained that hope was not lost and just because a player was based abroad did not make him better than local players.

    “I will continue scouting for players as there are three more camps coming up.”

    He emphasised that he was not building 'Team Mannetti' but a team for the whole nation and would need support from everyone.

    He encouraged players to have the right attitude, with zero excuses.



    Brave Warriors training squad line-up:

    Loydt Kazapua, David Peterson, Charles Uirab, Edward Maova, Romario Ndavera, Larry Horaeb, Ferdinand Karongee, Da Costa Angula, Charles Hambira, Tiberius Lombard, Riaan !Hanamub, Edmund Kambanda, Benyamen Nenkavu, Johannes Shiwedha, Oswaldo Xamseb, Katiti Hakuria, Ronald Ketjijere, Dynamo Fredericks, Pandeni Kandjabanga, Donald Geiseb, Itamunua Keimuine, Mapenzi Muwanei, Fransico Manuel Almeidha and Muraperi Joseph Mbudhi.

    LIMBA MUPETAMI

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    56 players compete in Golf Cup56 players compete in Golf CupDamon and Gariseb shine There was a good turnout for Bank Windhoek's annual Independence Day golf tournament last weekend. The annual Bank Windhoek Independence Golf Cup, in celebration of Namibia's Independence Day, took place at the Windhoek Country Club and Golf Estate on Saturday, 25 March.

    The tournament, which was in the better-ball Stableford format, was won by Bertus Damon and George Gariseb (44 points). The pair walked away with a floating trophy and several prizes.

    Mark Raidza and Toady Gurirab were in second place with 43 points, with George Martin and Chris van Lill third place with 41 points.

    A total of 56 players took part in this year's Bank Windhoek Independence Cup.

    Speaking at the prize-giving ceremony, Riaan van Rooyen, head of corporate affairs, strategy and sustainability at Bank Windhoek, said the bank was proud of hosting the event.

    “As a 100% Namibian bank, it makes sense to be part of Namibia's Independence celebrations.

    “We all owe a debt to our Namibian government for working hard to ensure peace and stability.

    “This ensures that as Namibians, we can live peaceful lives, where we can enjoy each other and practise the sport that we love,” Van Rooyen said.

    SPORT REPORTER

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  • 03/30/17--15:00: Fistball action continues
  • Fistball action continuesFistball action continues The second round of the Bank Windhoek Fistball National League continues at the Cohen Fistball Club in Windhoek this Saturday.

    The first matches will kick off at 08:30. Both the National A and B Leagues will be played at the same venue.

    In the previous round of the National A League, defending champions CFC 1 had to accept two defeats against their bitter rivals SKW 1.

    It remains to be seen whether the main spiker from the Blue-Whites, Rico Kühnle-Kreitz, has fully recovered from an injury picked up during that round.

    This will be the last league appearance for the powerful attacker Rico Kühnle-Kreitz and the no-nonsense defender Kai Roesener from Cohen.

    Nevertheless SKW 1 will want to continue gathering momentum to build up a substantial lead. CFC 2 need to work hard to match their rivals.

    Meanwhile, in the National B League, the log leaders, SFC, and the runners-up, SKW 2, will face each other in the first match of the day on Saturday.

    It is the first encounter of the two undefeated teams this season and promises to produce fireworks.

    There will be another duel of the two titans at 14:45.

    In the final games of the day, DTS have the opportunity to pull away from their direct competition, CFC 3, as the Red-Whites face CFC 3 and CFC 4. Cohen 3 have only one game left against the SFC.



    SPORT REPORTER

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  • 03/30/17--15:00: Team Namibia arrive in PE
  • Team Namibia arrive in PETeam Namibia arrive in PE Namibian athletes and their management arrived in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on Wednesday for the 2017 Nedbank South African Sport Association for the Physically Disabled (SASAPD) national championships.

    The championships start tomorrow and end on Tuesday.

    The event will see Namibian, South African and Zimbabwean athletes with disabilities compete in the first national championships to be held in South Africa since the September 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games in Brazil.

    Six Namibians will compete in track events and three in boccia, a precision ball sport contested by athletes with severe physical disabilities.

    Eino Mushila, Moses Tobias, Eliakim Ameinge, Abraham Hafenanye, Johanna Benson and Lahja Ishitile will compete in the track events with guides Sydeny Kamuaruuma and Mahmad Bock.

    Lihanda van der Smit, Andreas Shoombe and Salome April are competing in boccia.

    Namibian athletes will use this event as a qualifier for the 2017 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships to be held in London in June and the IPC Athletics Junior World Championships that will be held in Switzerland in August this year.

    Speaking to Nampa after the team's arrival on Wednesday, team manager Niklaus Nghumono said their aim at the competition was to qualify more athletes for the world championships and the junior world championships.

    Only Ishitile, Benson, Johannes Nambala and Ananias Shikongo have qualified for the IPC Athletics World Championships after reaching the finals of their events at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

    Nghumono added that the Namibian Paralympic Committee was working on a four-year plan to develop young athletes for major competitions, and competing at this event would give them the opportunity to be exposed to major competitions.

    He said they had taken a small team to Port Elizabeth because they wanted to achieve their goal of paying more attention to athletes who were committed and who could represent Namibia well.

    “The team will grow in the future but only with athletes that have realised the importance of sport and what it can do to change their lives positively,” he said.

    Team Namibian won 49 medals at the South African Disability Sport Championships in Bloemfontein, South Africa, in 2016. These are 27 gold medals, 15 silver and seven bronze.

    NAMPA

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  • 03/30/17--15:00: Mourinho blast friendlies
  • Mourinho blast friendliesMourinho blast friendlies Scheduling mid-season international friendlies alongside qualification matches makes no sense, says Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

    This is after defenders Phil Jones and Chris Smalling picked up injuries on England duty last week.

    Smalling started in England's friendly defeat in Germany but then had to pull out of the squad with a leg injury, while Jones suffered a toe injury in training.

    With both players missing England's 2-0 World Cup qualifier victory over Lithuania, Mourinho questioned the need for friendlies during the domestic season.

    “I am totally against the friendly matches,” he told Sky Sports. “I think friendly matches for the national team only make sense before the final phases.

    “But mid-season friendly matches mixed with qualification matches, I don't think that makes sense.”

    United will be without both defenders for Saturday's Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion, while midfielder Paul Pogba and captain Wayne Rooney are also on the treatment table.

    Leading scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and midfielder Ander Herrera will miss the weekend's game as they serve the final game of their suspensions.

    With 13 United players involved in international games over the past week, Mourinho said his side were at a disadvantage against eighth-placed West Brom.

    “If you compare our situation with our opponents, West Bromwich Albion, only one player on international duty,” he added.

    “They had time to work, time to rest and prepare. It's going to be hard.”

    United are fifth in the league, four points behind fourth-placed Liverpool with two games in hand.

    NAMPA/REUTERS

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  • 03/30/17--15:00: German ready in America
  • German ready in AmericaGerman ready in AmericaSchweinsteiger eager to start MLS career Schweinsteiger said his swift departure from the Premier League giants meant he was unable to say goodbye to his teammates. German star Bastian Schweinsteiger said he is ready to make an immediate start to his Major League Soccer career with Chicago Fire at a formal presentation before journalists here Wednesday.

    The 32-year-old former Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder told reporters he was available to make his debut in Chicago's clash with Montreal Impact this Saturday if selected.

    “I am 32 years old. I am ready, but of course I need more training sessions to have the right rhythm, to be where I want to see myself,” Schweinsteiger said.

    “My head is more than 100 percent. I feel quite comfortable. The session was pretty intense today and I could do it, so that was good.

    “I was preparing before I came here and, of course, I need some days more training but I feel I am ready whenever the coach needs me.”

    Schweinsteiger, a key member of Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning team, confirmed his move to MLS last week after struggling to find a role at Manchester United.

    “It was not so easy because the decision was a bit late so I couldn't say a proper goodbye to the team,” Schweinsteiger said.

    “Also they had an away match, so I couldn't really tell them because I didn't want the focus on me, but on the team. I had a great time there, especially with the teammates and the staff.”

    Schweinsteiger is reported to have signed a one-year deal with Chicago as a designated player, meaning he can be paid outside of MLS salary restrictions. He is set to earn $4.5 million for his season in the Windy City.

    Chicago coach Veljko Paunovic was coy about whether Schweinsteiger would play this weekend.

    “Obviously, he is going to be available. We are not going to reveal our plans here,” he said.

    “But we still have a talk to have and discuss how he feels and more things about the team and how we want to play. So be ready.”

    Wednesday's news conference, meanwhile, saw one awkward exchange where a reporter asked Schweinsteiger whether he felt that the “World Cup was a realistic expectation” for Chicago Fire.

    Chicago general manager Nelson Rodriguez promptly stepped into clarify the question, stating: “We as a club don't play for the World Cup, we play for the MLS Cup.”





    NAMPA/AFP

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  • 03/30/17--15:00: Getting our ducks in a row
  • Getting our ducks in a rowGetting our ducks in a rowAll systems must be in place for self-sufficiency A SADC HIV Fund project being implemented by the SADC PF is prompting SADC member states to explore ways of raising domestic resources to respond to the epidemic. The health permanent in Zambia, Dr Jabbin Mulwanda, has praised a two-year long SADC-initiated project meant to advocate for the use of domestic resources to respond to HIV and Aids.

    The proposal, developed by the SADC Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF), is one of 10 meant to reverse a situation in which many responses to HIV and Aids epidemics are locally owned but externally funded. This makes them all the more vulnerable.

    “To be honest with you - never mind the short time it has been in existence – it’s been very successful in that it achieved the main objectives it was meant to achieve: To create awareness among members of parliament and to get their buy in on the various initiatives on sustainable financing of HIV.”

    “It is a process, not an event. The real benefits might take a long time to come. We have started and it’s a question of time. What we managed to achieve will remain.”

    He said activities supported through the SADC Parliamentary Forum under the project were beginning to bear fruit.

    “The Parliamentary Committee on Health and Social Services took the issue of HIV sustainable financing and called upon various stakeholders to make submissions on the best way forward HIV sustainable financing mechanisms. As a result they produced a report and recommendations that are really positive for government to implement.”

    Zambian parliamentarians work with their local councils. Mulwanda said encouraging movement – albeit small-scale - had been noted at constituency level.

    He attributed the successful passing of some of Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) related Bills to sensitisation done to the members of parliament with the support of the SADC PF. This has been a major concern of the SADC HIV Sustainable Financing Project focusing on how to enable low- and middle-income countries access essential medicines at reduced costs.

    Mulwanda said he would like to see the various stakeholders sit and share lessons drawn from implementing the project and figuring out what else could have been done better.

    “We need to see how we can take the things we have started under this project all the way to fruition. For instance, we have passed the TRIPS Bills, how do we actually benefit from them? That’s another issue altogether. There are many countries that have passed these laws but that have not used them. How can we create demand for them to benefit from the enactment of those Bills? We need to move beyond having laws to actually benefiting from them.”

    Ellen Mubanga, the public-private sector coordinator at NAC Zambia, said that the awareness raising among MPs under the project, enabled parliamentarians to understand the bills that were introduced to be passed into law so as to make the Zambia compliant to the TRIPS flexibilities.

    “We have been able to work on those laws this year and parliament has passed four of the five bills,” Ms Mubanga said.

    In Zambia, Bills become laws after the president has assented to them, paving the way the development of policies and regulations to enable the country use the TRIPS flexibilities in order to have access to essential medicines, especially under HIV where the accessibility of ARVs is a huge challenge.

    Under the World Trade Organisation (WTO), multinational companies have rights in terms of patents of medicines, trademarks and access to genetic resources that include plants and raw materials used in the development of medicines. The WTO has since entered an agreement with multinational companies to allow for flexibilities for a while.

    TRIPS allows low- and middle-income countries to access essential medicines by putting in place certain laws to allow investment in a particular area. India has benefitted mightily from TRIPS and today produces much of the drugs used in the HIV response.

    Observers see the development of TRIPS related laws in Zambia as a huge step in the right direction given that few countries in the low- and middle-income bracket have such laws.

    Given that the SADC HIV Sustainable Financing Project seeks to support HIV sustainable financing, countries are encouraged to ensure that TRIPS-related laws are in place.

    Mubanga said that once the law on patents has been signed, patenting will not affect production as people can have access to production of essential medicines and nobody can claim ownership.

    “Through the project, MPs in Zambia gained a better appreciation of the national HIV response, the declining external financing for HIV. The project has opened up discussions, especially with MPs.”

    *Moses Magadza is Communications and Advocacy Specialist at SADC PF.

    Moses Magadza

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    Elma Dienda a nyana iilonga yOshikondo shOkukondjitha OluhepoElma Dienda a nyana iilonga yOshikondo shOkukondjitha Oluhepo Omunapaliamende gwoDTA Elma Dienda okwa popi kutya oopresenda 14 dhiiyemo ndhoka dha gwedhelwa komutengenekwa gwiiyemo ngoka ya pewa Oshikondo shOkukondjitha Oluhepo, kashi li mondjila molwaashoka oshikondo shoka osha tula owala miilonga oprograma yOmbaanga yiikulya.

    Dienda okwa popi kutya muule womvula yimwe oshikondo shoka osha pondola owala okutula miilonga oprograma ndjoka, na okwa popi ngaaka pethimbo lyoshiyetwa po she momutumba gwopashigwana, kombinga yomutengenekwatheneko gwelongitho lyiimaliwa niiyemo yepangelo.

    Okwa tsikile kutya natango ota holola omaiyuvo ge ngaashi e shi ningi omvula ya piti, kutya ke wete omatompelo gokutula miilonga oshikondo shoka.

    Okwa popi kutya okwa tulwa miilonga oshikondo shoka, shi na iinakugwanithwa ya faathana niikondo yilwe mbyoka ya adhika nale miilonga ngaashi Oshikondo shUundjolowele oshowo Iikondo iyali yElongo.

    Okwa tsikile kutya efuto lyomakwatho giiyemo kaakwashigwana oshowo openzela iinima ya kala tayi ningwa nale kiikondo mbyoka ya kala miilonga onkene inashi talikako kutya oshinakugwanithwa oshipe okuza koshikondo shoka. Dienda okwa popi kutya nonando oshikondo shoka osha tulwa miilonga noshinakugwanithwa shokukondjitha oluhepo, nokukutha aakwashigwana monkalo ndjoka, inashi ulika natango iilonga yasho moshigwana.

    Dienda oku wete kutya etotepo lyoshikondo shoka, okutula pombanda omwaalu gwiimaliwa tayi longithwa kepangelo mokufuta oondjambi dhaanambelewa yepangelo, shoka Ominista yEmona, ya zimine nale kutya oshi li uupyakadhi wa taalela epangelo.

    Okwa tsikile kutya iimaliwa mbyoka ya pewa oshikondo shoka onga iifuta yoondjambi dhaaniilonga oyi li poomiliyona 42, niimaliwa mbyoka oya li owala ya pumbwa okupewa iikondo mbyoka ya kala nale niinakugwanithwa mboka ya tulwa komapepe goshikondo shoka oshipe.

    Okwa pula kutya aaniilonga yoshikondo shoka otaya futwa sho taya longo owala iilonga yokutopola oondya, niilonga mbyoka oya kala nale hayi longwa po kaaniilonga yiikondo mbyoka ya kala miilonga.



    Okwa tsikile kutya iikulya mbyoka hayi pewa aanaskola mooskola dhimwe po koshikondo shoka, otayi etitha aanona mboka taya mono oondya ndhoka ya tongolwe nokuulwa kuyakwawo kutya aakwanaluhepo naavali yawo ihaye yapewe oondya.

    “Onkalo ndjoka otayi etitha opo aanona yamwe ya lale nondjala molwaashoka nonando oya pumbwa shi li oondya, oye wete hwepo okukala inaya taamba oondya ndhoka pehala lyokuhindwa nokutongolwa kuyakwawo.”

    Pahapu dhe omukalo omuhwepo mokugandja oondya, okutopoleka ooskola adhihe dhopevi noosekundoskola oondya, ta gwedha po kutya oprograma yombaanga yiikulya nayi kale ya nuninwa aantu mboka taya lumbu nomaulema, oodhigwa oshowo aanona mboka taya lumbu moluhepo.

    ELLANIE SMIT

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     Air Namibia a laleke tate Martin Air Namibia a laleke tate MartinA wayimine ehangano mepupi lyoomvula 21 Omukomeho omukondololi gwosasiyona yokapale koondhila kehangano lyoAir Namibia mOndangwa, okwa yi moshipundi shevululuko konima sho a longele ehangano ndyoka uule woomvula dha thika po-40. Martin Andreas ngoka a hololwa kutya omuniilonga ependafule na otadhi gi po ondjokonona ye miilonga okwa longela ehangano ndyoka oomvula dha thika po-40 na otayi moshipundi shevululuko mEtitano.



    Martin okwa wayimine ehangano lyoAir Namibia sho lya li hali ithanwa (Namib Air) momasiku 10 Februali 1978 onga omunwethi gwomahooli oondhila pokapale kaEros. Okwa li woo omukondololi gwomahooli goondhila.

    “Onda kala omukwashilipaleki kutya omahooli inaga ya mumwe nomeya omanga inaga tulwa moondhila. Uuna omahooli geetwa moshilongo oge na manga okukala uule wethimbo lyontumba inaga longithwa opo iiyagaya ayihe mbyoka yi li mo yi ye kohi go omahooli taga kala kombanda,” Martin a yelitha.

    Konima yoomvula ndatu, mo-1981, Martin okwa lundululilwa koshikondo shiilonga onga okukwatheli gwomiindjinia. Okwali e na oshinakugwanithwa shokupangela ooindjina dhoondhila nokulundulula omalola goondhila, oshowo iinakugwanithwa yimwe. Okwa longa moshikondo shoka uule woomvula mbali omanga ina shuna koshinakugwanithwa she onga omunwethi gwomahooli.



    Martina okwa li woo e na oshinakugwanithwa shokudheula aaaniilonga aape aanwethi yomahooli, nkene ye na okutala ongushu yo avgas omanga inaya tameka okunwetha omahooli. Okwa longa pompito mpoka uule woomvula ne pokati ko -1983 sigo 1987.

    Ompito yiilonga ndjoka a holola kutya otayi kala aluhe komutima gwe osho uulikwa muKotomba gwo-1987, nokuninga menindjela gwosasiyona koshikondo shokunwetha oondhila omahooli.



    A tuminwa konooli

    Euliko ndyoka otali utha kutya oku na okutuminwa mOshakati.

    “Onda li nda nyanyukwa noonkondo sho nda pewa ompito ndjoka molwaashoka otayi ulike kutya onda pewa iinakugwanithwa oyindji. Osha li woo ompito ombwaanawa okushuna ishewe popepi nofamili yandje.”

    MuApilili gwo-1994, Martin okwa ulikwa nokuningwa menindjela gwosasiyona pokapale kaNdangwa, sho oombelewa dhehangano dha lundululwa okuza mOshakati okuya mOndangwa.

    Okwa kala noshinakugwanithwa shoka sigo osho tayi moshipundi shevululuko. Iilonga ye yesiku oya kwatelako okutala kiilonga yesiku nesiku lyokapale, okukwashilipaleka kutya oondhia odha dhiga po okapale pethimbo ndyoka lyuuthwa nokukondolola aaniilonga mboka yeli kohi yelelolye. Martina okwa hokolola kutya muule woomvula 39 ndhoka a kala ta longelele ehangano lyoAir Namibia okwa mona omalundulluko nomayambulepo ogendji ngaashi: “ Onda mona ehangano ndika sho tali koko okuza kokahangano okashona nokuninga ehangano enene muule woomvula. Sho nda tameke mo-1978, ehangano ndika olya li hali ithanwa South West Airways, na olya lukululwa nokuningwa Namib Air momvula oyo tuundjoka. Sho oshilongo sha mangulukaa mo-1990, ehangano olya lukululwa ishewe nokuninga Air Namibia. Moomvula dhopetameko olya li owala li na oondhila ooshona dhili ne, ndjoka yiipundi itano, yiipundi 8, yiipundi 22 oshowo ndjoka onene yiipundi 55. Monena Air Namibia okuna oodhila 10, tadhi tuka moshilongo oshowo pondje yoshilongo.”



    ‘Omuleli omwaanawa

    Ngoka ta longo pehala lyomukomeho gwoAir Namibia, Mandi Samson okwa hokolola kutya Martin omuleli omwaanawa ngoka aluhe a yakula aayakulwa yehangano nombili noneitulemo.

    Okwa popi kutya Martin oku li omuniilonga ngoka aluhe ha longo iilonga ye nondjungu naaluhe oha longitha ethimbo lye lyopaumwene okukwashilipaleka kutya okwa manitha iinakugwanithwa ye. Okwa popi kutya muule woomvula dhoka a longela ehangano ndyoka lyomatukondhila okwa mono uunongo owundji okupitila momadheulo ga yooloka ngoka a pewa.

    Martin okwa popi kutya muule woomvula 39 ndhoka a longela ehangano ndyoka okwa pewa omadheulo ga yooloka. Sho a wayimine ehangano ndyoka sho e na owala oomvula 21 sigo osho a yi moshipundi shevululuko, Martin okwa popi kutya aluhe ota pandula Air Namibia sho a kala oshitopolwa shonkalamwenyo ye.

    “Otandi ka yuulukwa ofamili yandje yoAir Namibia naaniilonga pamwe nangame mOkapale kaNdangwa oshowo ookume kandje mboka nda panga nayo uukume moomvula ndhoka. Unene otandi ka yuulukwa okutala oondhila tadhi tuka dho otadhi nambele nasho tandi yi moshipundi shevululuko, otandi halele ehangano ompolo nokwaadha omalalakano gawo agehe.”

    OMUTOOLINKUNDANA GWOMENI

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    Ehanagulepo lyoombashu kalyi li pauntuEhanagulepo lyoombashu kalyi li pauntu Kanime a popile omaihumbato gopolisi Ewawa lyOngundu yoSwapo olya holola omaiyuvo galyo gonayi omolwa Opolisi yOshilando shaVenduka ndjoka ya hanagula po oombashu dhaakwashigwanaa dha thika po-10 mOvenduka.

    Ewawa lyoSwapo Party Youth League olya popi kutya omikalo dhelelo lyoshilandopangelo dhokuhanagula po oombashu dhaakwashigwana kadhi li pauntu, na otadhi etitha ongundu yoSwapo yi kanithe omawi gaahogololi pethimbo lyomahogololo.

    “Natu kale twa kotoka kutya omaihumbato giiputudhilo yimwe otaga etitha aantu ya lundulule omatokolo gawo pethimbo lyomahogololo,” Ngoka ta longo pehala lyamushanga gwoSPYL, Veikko Nekundi ta ti.

    Nekundi okwa tothamo omaihumbato gamwe ga ningwa kelelo lyoshilando kutya kage li pauntu, ngaashi ehanagulepo lyoombashu dhaakwashigwana momudhingoloko gwa7de Laan, epato lyoongeshefa dhokuyoga iihauto, epato lyongeshefa yoIshitiile naashoka oshi li tashi thiminikile kongudhi aanyasha mboka yatokola okutula miilonga uunongo wawo pehala lyokukayaka nenge okukala mopandaanda.

    Okwa popi kutya opolisi yaVenduka, oya taaguluka ompango sho ya hanagulapo oombashu dhaakwashigwana mOmaandaha, ta ti kashi li mondjila okuhanagula po egumbo lyomuntu pwaahena ezimino lyompangu.

    Bernadine Mynhardt, omukalelipo gwopaveta koLegal Assistance Centre (LAC), okwa popi kutya ezimino lyompangu olya pumbiwa uuna taku hanagulwa po olukalwa lyomuntu nenge taku kuthwa pehala aantu mboka yeli meni lyevi lyamuni, kutya oyeli po shaali paveta.

    Metokolo lyompangu ndyoka lya li lya ningwa mo-2014, ompangu oya holola kutya ezimino ndyoka olya pumbiwa opo ku kuthwepo omagumbo gaakwashigwana mboka yiikuthile omahala.

    Natango mo-2013 , ompango ndjoka tayi indike mboka taya ikuthile evi okwa hololwa kutya itayi tsu kumwe nEkotampango lyoshilongo.

    Natango okwa li kwa hololwa kutya e yo moshipala lyaakwashigwana opo kaya ikuthile evi otali vulu okuyandwa ihe inaku yiwa pambambo uuthemba nuuwanawa waakwashigwana.

    Ompangu oya popi kutya ehanagulepo lyomagumbo gaakwashigwana otashi yi pondje nuuthemba wawo nuuwanawa wawo, onkene ezimino lyompango olya pumbiwa omanga inaku katukwa oonkatu dhasha opo ku talike tango koombinga adhihe.

    Omukomeho gwOpolisi yaVenduka, Abraham Kanime okwa popi kutya pamaiyuvo gopolisi omaihumbato gopolisi mOmaandaha oga li taga yanda onkalo yokwiikuthila evi na oga ningwa omanga eindilo lyopampangu inali manithwa. Okwa yelitha kutya aaikuthili yevi oya longekidha ehala momudhingoloko gulwe nokutha omalambo ihe kaya li ya mana sho opolisi ye ya yi moshipala nokupula ya kuthe po oombashu dhawo.

    Okwa pula kutya omolwashoka oSPYL tayi holola omaiyuvo gawo pamutumba gwiikundaneki pehala lyokuya moonkundathana nopolisi yoshilando.

    “Mboka aantu ya hala okuninga aanapolotika monakuyiwa ihe monena otaya hwahwameke omapiyagano. Oya hala oshilongo shi kale kashi na elelo nokuhwahwameka okwaahasimaneka oompango. Iinima yoludhi ndoka oya pumbwa okuyandwa,” Kanime ta ti.



    Okwa popile omaihumbato gOpolisi yOshilando mokuhanagula po oombashu dhaakwashigwana oshowo okupata oongeshefa dhokuyoga iihauto.

    “Otandi ku lombwele kutya tse aanambelewa yopolisi. Tse otuli oshitopolwa shoshigwana na otu na oshinakugwanithwa shokugamena oompango dhoshilongo.”

    Okwa popi kutya pehala lyoongundu dhopolotika dhoka dhili ompinge niilonga yawo dhi nyane iilonga yawo, naya hwahwameke aalanduli yawo ya simaneke oompango dhoshilongo.

    Nekundi okwa nyana woo omukalo tagu ende kashona unene kaantu mboka taya ningi omaindilo opo ya shangithe oongeshefa dhawo ngaashi ndhoka dhokuyoga iihauto.

    Okwa tsikile kutya elelo lyoshilando olya pumbwa okukala lyiilongekidha aluhe kutya omwaalu gwaantu omunene ogwa pumbwa omahala gokuza naashoka osho tashi etitha aantu yiikuthile evi.

    Kanime okwa popi kutya oya tamekithwa omahwahwameko kombinga yoongeshefa dhokuyoga iihauto mokati komvula yo-2016 nooyene yoongeshefa oya li ya pewa omayele nkene ye na okukonga omikanda ihe inaye shi ningwa. Oya li woo ya gandja omayele kombinga yetwato nawa lyomeya.

    Kanime okwa tsu omuthindo kutya oompango nadhi simanekwe kwaayehe.

    JANA-MARI SMITH

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    Omuhingindhila iidhimbike omilandu dhegamenoOmuhingindhila iidhimbike omilandu dhegameno Omakonaaakono moshiponga shondhila shoka sha dhipaga omuntu gumwe omvula ya piti oga holola kutya omuhingidhila okwa fundju kombinga yomwaalu gwaantu mboka ya li mondhila.

    Shimwe shomiiyetithi yoshiponga osha hololwa kutya ondhila ndjoka oya li ya humbata omwaalu omunene gwantu gu vulithe ngoka yuuthilwa okuhumbata.

    Momasiku 20 gaApilili, lwopotundi 06:10, omuhingindhila,

    Abe van der Merwe pamwe naaniilonga ye oya thigi po Okapale kaEros medhagadhaga lyoMD 500 Hughes lyonomola yoV5 HFZ okuya komudhingoloko gwoondundu gwaMolkteblick. Elalakano lyokuya kehala ndyoka okuka tala iitekela yedhagadhaga ndyoka lya gu momudhingoloko ngoka momasiku ga 8 gaApilili.

    Palopota, Van der Merwe okwa gandja uuyelele wa puka kombinga yomwaalu gwaantu mboka ye li medhagadhaga komunambelewa omukondololi gwomatukondhila pokapale, oshowo konima yoshiponga, pethimbo lyomakonaakono.

    Okwa popi kutya megadhadhaga omwa li aantu ya ne omanga mwa li aantu yahamano pethimbo lyoshiponga.

    Edhagadhaga ndyoka olya longululwa na inali pewa uunzapo wokulonga pampango. Iipundi yaafaalela oya li ya kuthwa mo naafaalelwa kaya li ya kuutumba nawa. Olopota oya popi kutya pethimbo lyoshiponga omuhingi owala pamwe nokufaalela koshipundi shokomeho kolumoho oyo ya li ya kuutumba nawa.

    “Omiyelo niipundi yedhagadhaga oya li ya kuthamo komuhingindhila.”





    Olopota oya holola kutya pethimbo edhagadhaga ndyoka tali kambadhala okunambela koondundu olya dhengwa kombepo.

    “Edhagadhaga olya yi oshinano shoodegree 180 kolumoho nokudhingolokako nomuhingi okwa nyengwa okuli kondolola.”

    Edhagadhaga ndyoka olya Van der Merwe pamwe na Avelino Ferreira.

    Van der Merwe ina ehamekelwa unene moshiponga shoka nomukomeho gwe miilonga Theunis Loots, okwa teka okwaako nomugulu. Omuniilonga gwe gumwe okwa hulithila moshiponga omanga omuniilonga gwedhina, Johannes Augustus eehamekwa momutse.

    Van der Merwe omwiindjinia gwiikwamalusheno na okuli mwene gwehangano lyedhina Professional Communications Systems.

    ELLANIE SMIT

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  • 03/30/17--15:00: Auntie Nangy
  • Auntie NangyAuntie Nangy I am worried



    Dear Auntie Nangy, help me. I am a boy aged 17. I have my lovely girl and she loves me so much. But, there are many boys who want to share her love with me. What can I do? Please help me.



    I do understand how you feel and you anxiety is tangible. You are only 17 years and at this age, feelings you have for someone can sometimes be what I call puppy love. At this stage your body is still adapting and adjusting to the hormonal changes taking place in your body and the intensity of the love you feel for someone is just a passing infatuation. To put it simpler for you to understand, I am saying the feelings you may be having for your girl at the moment may not be permanent but as you mature you will realise that indeed it was a passing infatuation. There are many reasons why you must not take things too seriously. I am sure your girl is also as young as you and at this age I advise you to not get too serious and sound so desperate about love affairs. As much as you love your girl, the truth is if she does not take your love affair with the same measure of commitment, she may dump you for another guy. Lovely girls like yours will always attract other men and there is little you can do to keep her tied to you other than just hoping that she will stick with you until the end of time. I wish you the best and that if you lose her please don't lose yourself too.



    He dumped me



    Dear Auntie Nangy, I'm a 22-year-old lady in love with a 28-year-old guy. Although we loved each other so much, one day he told me that he has found another woman and he doesn't want me anymore. But he still sends me SMSes and calls.



    Let me begin by asking you how long you were in a love affair with this man? Many people in a relationship do not understand what love is and many people think that to be in love is sex. These are two completely different things. If your relationship was sound and both of you were true to your promises and declarations then your man could not just wake up one day and tell you that he doesn't love anymore and he has found another woman. Many women mistake sex for love. Sex has no emotions as far as I am concerned and I say so when I think about sex workers. Sex workers, male or female just sleep with anyone who wants to satisfy their sexual hunger and there are no strings attached. Maybe this is how your man has been treating you. I always advise a woman not to be too liberal with their cookies and to stop giving a bite to every man that come along and asks for a bite. All things work together for the greater good. A man who truly loves you and who will respect your body and soul will come along. Just don't stress.



    He wants sex every day



    Dear Auntie Nangy, I have a problem with my guy who likes to have sex with me every day. Please help me.



    There are many reasons why men want to have sex and I will share with you and the readers some of the reasons why some men want to graze every day. Sex is beautiful, sex is therapeutic, sex should be consensual and not brutal and if your man knows how to properly do it, you would not be complaining. I have said it before and I will say it again that unless a man knows how to package his sexual act well, there will be a catastrophe. It is not about how often you have it but how well it is done. That you are complaining to me is a sign that your sexual encounters are a one-man band where your man just does it to satisfy himself. Learn to talk about sex with your man and be open about what you like and what you don't like and he must be as open with you too. Not that I wish your relationship ends but next time you may be lucky to have a man who knows how to please you and make you want to have sex every day. God's wonder is seen in his creation of the sex organs but many people just don't know how to explore and marvel this wonderful act called sex.

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    Bonang, Mapps and Uejaa to MC NAMAsBonang, Mapps and Uejaa to MC NAMAs New and old faces to host the music awards

    International glamour comes to the NAMA 2017 stage as hype for the event grows.

    Radio and TV personality Mappz Kapofi will be sandwiched by Uejaa Kazondunge and Africa’s undisputed radio and TV personality Bonang Matheba on the NAMA 2017 stage.

    The entertainment trio has been selected to MC the 2017 event which will go live to over 40 million viewers across the world. Bonang is Africa’s undisputed MC, radio and TV personality, fashion and beauty icon. Described as the ‘best presenter to come out of South Africa’ Bonang is a regular red carpet host for E! Africa and is currently a Top Billing presenter on SABC3. She is Africa’s queen of social media, not forgetting that she is the first black celebrity to have graced the covers of the Maxim SA and Glamour SA magazines.

    MTC’s John Ekongo said it is a milestone for the awards show to be able to get a person of Bonang’s calibre to grace the event as the show is not only catering for Namibia but the whole world. “The NAMAs have gone international and we need to realise that it is not just a Namibian event. The NAMA MC committee selected the people it saw fit to represent the brand well,” said Ekongo.

    The SA personality said she is thrilled to be trusted to co-host a production of this magnitude. “I’ve come to Namibia numerous times, and it goes without saying that I am a big fan of the country and its wonderful people. I look forward to making Namibians proud, and I promise to bring unsurpassed entertainment, fashion and a world-class package and experience” said Bonang.

    The NAMA have four new hosts fresh on the stage whom will be given a chance to grace the blue carpet on Saturday. They are Esperanca Luvindao and Paul Munanyala, while Luciana Kangombe and Katrina Andreas will be in the blue room. At the Industry Awards on Friday El-Shaddai Aluteni and Joe Mulisa will host, while Chantal Kambrude and Paul Munanyala will be on the blue carpet.

    Staff Reporter

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  • 03/30/17--15:00: Lüderitz
  • LüderitzLüderitzFrom eating to fishing to sightseeing There's an expression that says 'die Bucht maak moeg' and while Lüderitz seems to be a little ghost town tucked away in the southern parts of Namibia, the statement only makes sense after spending a little time there. The dry, rocky, quiet and windy town of Lüderitz is made up of a friendly multi-racial community that welcomes tourists and passers-by with warm hearts. Here is the story of this enigmatic little town.



    It started with a king

    In the year 1588, King John II of Portugal sent an expedition into the South Atlantic under the leadership of Bartholomeu Diaz. On this voyage, two small ships and a larger supply ship discovered Angra Pequena, translated as 'small bay' in which the coastal town of Lüderitz today stands. The waters were rough and seafarers generally avoided the area until around 1884, when German explorer Adolf Lüderitz ignored the warnings not to sail to Lüderitz. He mounted a sea-going expedition to Angra Pequena and vanished without a trace. German authorities who found themselves in the country then declared the town as Lüderitzbucht “Lüderitz Bay” in honour of the forever-missing pioneer.

    Today Lüderitz is well known for hosting the Crayfish Festival and now recently also the Harders Cup which has people from all corners of the country head there. The majority of the town's historic sites are well taken care of, which makes it a great tourist destination pulling people from as far as Germany, France and Portugal.



    A concentration camp

    The concentration camp situated on Shark Island is one of the strongest tourist attractions. Around 1905, German authorities established the camp where many Herero and Nama people lost their lives. Shark Island Concentration Camp also known as Death Island was used by the German empire during the Herero and Nama genocide of 1904–1908 where many prisoners of war lost their lives. According to recorded history, Shark Island contained the captured survivors of the guerrilla units that had been led by Cornelius Fredericks and Hendrik Witbooi. The prisoners died of hunger and exposure. Today one can do many activities at the site including camping, have a great view to the ocean and town at large, go fishing, view sea animals like seals or simply have a good time with friends whilst braaiing. The island accommodates both day visitors and those that want to stay the night. Entrance is free. To get there without a car one has to pay a fee of N$15 taxi fare.



    A ghost town

    In 1897 the captain of an unknown ship, a certain R. Jones, returned to Cape Town with a parcel of diamonds which he claimed he had found on an island off the coast of South West Africa. Unfortunately Jones passed on before he could visit the island again for more riches. In April 1908, the cache of diamonds were discovered between Lüderitz and Aus when a railway inspector August Stauch asked his workers to keep their eyes open for shining stones. Lucky chap Zacharias Lewala found a stone and gave it to Stauch who identified it as a diamond. Lewala was awarded a horse for his efforts and Stauch took out his first prospecting license on 8 April 1908. The diamond rush which followed revealed treasure beyond Stauch's wildest dreams and all the prospectors settled in Kolmanskop which today is a ghost town, which is slowly being buried under the shifting sand dunes. Residents include brown hyaenas. Kolmanskop was one of the biggest diamond towns in the sub-region and became the company headquarters after Sir Ernest Oppenheimer formed the Consolidated Mines Company.

    The town had a total population of 300 people with recreational clubs, a dance hall, a gymnastics centre, hospital, school and a shop just to mention a few. The first X-ray machine in southern Africa was housed at Kolmanskop. A short train was used by housewives to get about in the town of Kolmanskop and to deliver fresh water, ice blocks, bread and fizzy drinks to every household every morning. Water was quite a commodity and was more expensive than beer which was already being brewed in the town.

    Tourists are encouraged to be on the lookout for diamonds when on tours and can keep 70% of their worth whilst the rest goes to Namdeb. Many workers and contractors tried and failed to smuggle diamonds out of Kolmanskop. Some of the methods attempted include tying sacks of diamonds on pigeons and swallowing diamonds, but the majority reflected on the X ray machine. These were all offenses punishable by law. There are guided tours around the ghost town of Kolmanskop for N$85 and free tours over the weekend.



    Built on a rock

    The Felsenkirche or 'rock church' located on Diamond Hill is one of the oldest Lutheran churches in Namibia that was sanctified in 1912. After the diamond rush of 1908 and the completion of the railway line to Aus, Lüderitz became a permanent home to a significant number of German settlers. As a result, a number of churches were built. Felsenkirche, one of the oldest Lutheran churches in Namibia, is a national monument since 1978. The church is located within walking distance of town or alternatively one can take a cab for N$10.



    Have a cuppa

    For a quick yet delicious breakfast before one tours the dusty town of Lüderitz, tucked away on the Bismarck Street, Diaz Coffee Shop offers a home away from home type of sensation. One can order breakfast and wait for it whilst admiring historic drawings on the wall and their vintage collectable items. The coffee shop also has a peculiar Oyster bar with a witty use of fishing nets and buoys as decoration where one can sit with friends and catch up over a glass of wine.



    Take me home

    And just before you pack your bags to leave, just in front of the Waterfront Development there are artists selling handmade Namibian curios and other little treasures to take for loved ones such as earrings, handbags and key holders to mention a few.

    June Shimuoshili

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  • 03/30/17--15:00: Who will you wear?
  • Who will you wear?Who will you wear? In the light of the NAMA anger having drastically reduced I hope we can now focus on other important issues. Issues like outfits for both male and female artists, makeup and hair. Last year we witnessed a lot of designers who threw their clients under the bus because boy, the blue carpet was full of wardrobe malfunctions that could really have been avoided. Firstly, let's acknowledge the fact that what goes under your outfit matters greatly, both male and female. For an important event can we please leave the prettily decorated panties at home or burn them? This is because when the camera flash hits you, be assured that everything will be brought to light. Make sure you go to the mall or a designer in advance so your outfit can be altered if need be and on time.

    There's a trend that is called plastic in South Africa implying that when a lady puts on a lot of makeup she becomes a plastic Barbie doll. When you go to a glitz and glamour event like the NAMAs, and onto the blue carpet, don't go and try a new makeup artist on the day of the event babes. A little makes a lot of difference. So start looking after your skin well ahead of the event, please. Do try out different makeup artists as well.

    There are also many that end up twisting ankles and breaking feet and shoes because of the kind of shoe worn. There are many ways to skin a cat and the same goes for being comfortable in an unpleasant situation. If your shoes are a little too tight, stretch them out the night before or have shoe pads for your heels to get that cushioning sensation, gentle on the balls… of the foot of course.

    Some of us have been eating ourselves silly and avoiding the gym for reasons only known to us and now we look like irregular and bumpy worms. But fear not for there is nothing a body shaper can't hide! Also being elegant doesn't mean showing your skin off. Try not to wear something too revealing. It's always a good idea to leave a little some-some for the imagination right!

    We will all be there, clicking away and we look forward to seeing you!

    June Shimuoshili



    june@namibiansun.com

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    Maria and Dillish to drop hip hop albumMaria and Dillish to drop hip hop albumAct a Fool to be released this Saturday Maria and Dillish are proving to be jacks of all trades as they officially join the music industry as rappers. The ex-Big Brother housemates and best friends have confirmed that their album will hit stores in August. The duo said they want to be the first females to drop a hip hop album in Namibia as there isn't one yet. “We have realised that many females are not forthcoming in the hip hop industry and we want to change that perception. Hip hop doesn't have a gender,” said Dillish. The two will go by the stage name of BRB (Bring Rap Back) and said they have been hip hop fans since their childhood and have been fans of Missy Elliot, Eve, Queen Latifah and the late Aliyah to name a few. “I remember rapping to Queen Latifah's Unity and me saying to myself that I wanted to be just like her! Today I am not only an actor but a rapper too and it's all thanks to my idols. I want a Namibian daughter to have someone to look up too and that is the purpose of BRB,” said Maria.

    The BRB rappers have both publicly shown their vocal talents when they featured The Dogg and the late Chichi on a song titled For the Cause whilst Maria recently featured Gazza on the hit track Ngukahu. Their first single will be out tomorrow titled Act a Fool and will be released on Whatagwan and their social media pages Bring Rap Back. The album will have 10 tracks with two featuring international female rappers Nicki Minaj and Fifi Cooper. The rappers said they acknowledge local female rappers and they look forward to collaborations in the future. “We want to show Namibian girls that anything is possible and no dream is unachievable. It is never too late for you to do what you want,” concluded BRB. The rappers will be signed under Ogopa Butterfly Entertainment and will be managed by Sula Kyababa. The name of the album is yet to be released.

    June Shimuoshili

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  • 03/30/17--15:00: From Windhoek to Capricorn
  • From Windhoek to CapricornFrom Windhoek to CapricornName changes at Capricorn Capricorn Asset Management chief executive officer Tertius Liebenberg recently announced a name change for the range of unit trusts it offers. In line with the name change of its holding company Capricorn, its asset management business recently announced a change in name for its unit trust products.

    “Capricorn Asset Management hereby announces that the name of the Bank Windhoek Unit Trusts changed to Capricorn Unit Trusts on 27 March 2017. In addition, our new logo has been revealed to coincide with the name change.

    “This change in name and the new logo, which aligns our unit trusts and our brand with that of the Capricorn Group, signals the change that we wish to bring to our existing and future clients,” managing director Tertius Liebenberg said.

    “The name change has been approved by Namfisa and I wish to ensure our investors that the name changes does not affect the investment mandates or any other feature of the Bank Windhoek Unit Trusts in any way.

    “Our track record of over 17 years in managing and administration of the funds remains intact and I look forward to continue to provide our clients with the same reliable service, consistent investment performance and high levels of corporate governance in the future. “I wish to emphasise that the name change will not affect the existing relationships of our clients and the service points in any way. Our clients will continue to be serviced throughout the Bank Windhoek branch network, by their brokers or directly by us.”

    STAFF REPORTER

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    Satisfactory results for Standard BankSatisfactory results for Standard BankProfit increases slightly by 3% During its just-concluded financial year, Standard Bank increased its branch network, opening up four new points of representation. STAFF REPORTER



    “During 2016, Standard Bank not only reaffirmed our commitment to understanding and meeting our customers’ needs, but we started to implement a revolutionary programme aimed at changing the culture and ways of work in the bank with the objective of improving our processes and products from a customer’s perspective,” said Vetumbuavi Mungunda, chief executive officer of Standard Bank Namibia.

    Mungunda added that Standard Bank was able to expand its network.

    “We continued with investments in the expansions of our points of representation in our quest to bring our services closer to our customers. We opened four new points of representation across the country these including Ruacana, Okuryangava, the Waterfront in Swakopmund and Okongo.

    “We upgraded the Keetmanshoop, Nkurenkuru, Otjinene and Game Shopping Centre branches to enhance customer experience. We further relocated a number of our points of representation into new refurbished facilities in Gobabis, Eenhana and Aussenkehr signifying our commitment and trust in the future of these towns.”

    Bryan Mandy, chief financial officer, reported that results showed an improvement.

    “Standard Bank generated profits for the year amounting to N$540 million and representing a growth of 3% above the prior year. The current year results are satisfactory in the current macro-economic environment.”

    The current year’s results were impacted by interest expense growth of 21%, which was significantly higher than the 12% growth in interest income. The increase in interest expense was driven by the increasing costs of funds and liquidity holdings, as well as divergence in the correlation between local prime interest rates and JIBAR rates from which most of the local liquidity costs are derived from, according to him.

    The results were further impacted by one-off systems implementation related costs amounting to N$54 million written off during the current year. “As a responsible organisation we realised this expense now to ensure long-term sustainability,” said Mandy.

    “Normalised earnings, excluding these one-off written-off costs, would show a growth of 14.3% on the 2015 earnings. We are pleased to report that our results for 2016 were supported by growth in quality assets at 12% over the prior year. The growth in loans and advances to customers of 11% is pleasing when compared to the industry growth of 8.9% for the year.

    “Our capital position continues to exceed regulatory capital thresholds at 15.35% capital adequacy and 8.76% leverage ratios respectively,” said Mandy.

    “The businesses we operate are complex and we rely on our people across our network to navigate the challenges each business faces and make appropriate decisions in line with strategic priorities and our values. To this end, we continue to invest and equip our people with the skills required, empower them to make decisions, hold them accountable and celebrate their successes. Furthermore, we are seeking opportunities to use technology to leverage our data to inform decisions, deliver client-specific solutions and drive process efficiency and productivity gains,” concludes Mungunda.

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  • 03/30/17--15:00: Sanlam PMR winners
  • Sanlam PMR winnersSanlam PMR winners STAFF REPORTER

    Sanlam Namibia received three awards from PMR Africa, a company that annually surveys the service levels and perceptions related to Namibian businesses, institutions, organisations, large corporates and governmental organisations. The awards represent competitiveness, effectiveness, excellence, leadership, resilience and customer satisfaction. This year Sanlam Namibia received these awards in the categories for life insurance, investment management and pension fund administration. Santam Namibia and Welwitschia received awards in the short-term insurance category.

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  • 03/30/17--15:00: Namsov boost for development
  • Namsov boost for developmentNamsov boost for development STAFF REPORTER

    The Namsov Community Trust recently distributed N$14 million to all 14 regional councils to be used for development programmes.

    Delivering the keynote address on the eve of Independence Day a fortnight ago, vice-president Nicky Iyambo called for wealth to be shared in a broad-based fashion.

    Also calling for a change in mentality, he said: “Let’s halt our old practices in which an extreme form of capitalism is practised whereby only a few same individuals are empowering themselves without bringing the community on board.

    “This solo empowerment approach of profit at all cost only for me, my family and friends should come to an end. Rather we should strive for a welfare state in which we practise mixed capitalism with a human face and touch, which should endeavour to bring all our communities into the mainstream of our economy, as co-investors and co-owners.”

    Bidvest Namibia chief executive officer Sebby Kankondi said on the occasion of the dividend handover: “At Namsov Fishing Enterprises, when we decided to aggressively share the dividends that we receive with the Namibian community, we embark on a practical and simple way how to reach the wide Namibian citizenry.

    “We were excited and happy when the governors agreed to partner with us. We found them to be practical, energetic and very simple men and women to work with. More importantly, because of the governors’ proximity to the real challenges that are facing Namibian citizens on a daily basis.”

    Thanking the Namsov Community Trust, the chairman of the Regional Governors Forum, Oshana Region governor Clemens Kashuupulwa, said: “This programme has contributed remarkably to the national development agenda and has within a short period of time yielded notable results in terms of job creation, women and youth empowerment, small-scale enterprise development, value addition to natural resources, education and training, among other dimensions of socio-economic development.”

    The Namsov Community Trust has for three years handed over a share of the company’s dividends to each of the 14 regional governors. The proceeds are to be used for development purposes.

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