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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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    Walenga fails in OTA high court bidWalenga fails in OTA high court bid Judge Shafimana Ueitele has dismissed, with costs, the urgent application brought on 27 April by suspended councillors of the Ondonga Traditional Authority.
    Led by fired councillor John Walenga, the applicants requested the high court for an order for the authority to have open and unlimited access to their king, Immanuel Kauluma Elifas, in matters pertaining to the authority. They also requested the court to forbid the queen, Sesilia Ndapandula Elifas, to limit or prevent their access to the king, and furthermore, that the court grant an order forbidding her to involve herself in the affairs of the authority.
    In their papers filed before the court, they also requested that two of the authority’s councillors, Ondonga council chairperson Peter Shimweefeleni Kauluma and King Elifas’s successor Fillemon Shuumbwa Nangolo, be granted immediate access to the king without any interference from his wife, the queen.
    The OTA further requested an order from the court that the king be examined by two independent physicians, as well as a psychological examination, to determine his physical, emotional and mental health condition.
    Uietele said that due to the fact that the applicants were all fired and were no longer in the service of the Ondonga Traditional Authority, they could not in fact, bring the application to the high court. He said he will provide reasons for his judgement on Wednesday.
    STAFF REPORTER

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     Illegal structures razed, Kuisebmond tense Illegal structures razed, Kuisebmond tense
    The Walvis Bay police had their hands full today trying to remove illegal squatters from municipal land in Kuisebmond.
    The situation escalated when the police resorted to firing rubber bullets at stone-throwing squatters.
    According to the regional police commander, Commissioner Andreas Nelumbu, four people were slightly injured in the altercation. He confirmed that one arrest had been made on the grounds of interference. The woman who was arrested was allegedly carrying a bottle filled with petrol.
    According to community activist Kenneth Iilonga, the plot between Granite and Atlas streets in Kuisebmond has been vacant for years.
    “The municipality keeps on saying that there is no land for the people, but what about these plots,” he asked.
    Iilonga claimed that the municipality only catered to the rich.
    “Many of these people are asked to pay rent on other premises that ranges between N$800 and N$1 000 where they don’t even have ablution facilities to relieve themselves,” he charged.
    The estimated 1 200 landless people had erected tents and shacks on the empty plot last week, which were removed by the police over the weekend.
    Commissioner Nelumbu said the squatters then deliberately erected new shacks in the presence of the police officers.
    “We were at the site on Friday, speaking through a loudspeaker telling the people not to erect their shacks, yet they chose to do it anyway.
    “These people should refrain from taking land illegally and being violent toward the police. This is clear defiance against the police and the law, and we will not allow them to do as they wish,” he warned.
    LEANDREA LOUW


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  • 05/08/17--16:00: Another cyclist dies
  • Another cyclist diesAnother cyclist dies Namibian cyclist Elroy 'King' Beukes died on Sunday after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle.

    The fatal crash happened on the Western Bypass in Windhoek while he was on his way home after paying tribute to fellow cyclist Raul Costa Seibeb, who died last week.

    Seibeb died in a Windhoek hospital after a car accident on Monday evening about 40 kilometres outside Aus on the main road to Lüderitz in the //Karas Region.

    The Namibian Cycling Federation released a statement on their Facebook page conveying its condolences.

    “It is with great sadness that we have come to learn of the passing of Beukes who lost his life. This only a week after the passing of Seibeb, and comes as another great shock to the Namibian cycling community,” it read.

    LIMBA MUPETAMI

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  • 05/08/17--16:00: Clubs lose hope
  • Clubs lose hopeClubs lose hope With just a few days to go until the date set for the start of the Namibia Premier League, some clubs have given up hope that the league will ever start.

    The league was initially planned to start on 12 May, but the controversy that surrounds Namibian football has left many people in doubt.

    “Our hope is no more there because it is really hard to believe that the league will kick off on Friday.

    “We are very disappointed with what has transpired between the NPL and NFA,” says Blue Waters' Robert Shimoshili.

    Shimoshili cites personal egos and corruption as some of the reasons that have landed football in the doldrums.

    “I can assure you that we all had hope, but things have gone from bad to worse within a few days.

    “No one knows if MTC will commit to the sponsorship after NFA hijacked the league,” he says.

    Malakia Endjala of Mighty Gunners shares the same view.

    He feels that the league may not start as scheduled because of what has happened in the past few weeks. “To be honest, our expectations are very low at the moment in view of the fact that nothing has been communicated to us.

    “Our club is still training and will be ready anytime the league kicks off,” Endjala says.

    Some still have hope that things are going to change for the better.

    Citizens FC's boss David Goagoseb says he has a feeling that the league will start soon.

    “We are very emotional at the moment because of how things are going.

    “However, I do still believe that things are will change for the better in the coming days.

    “Many countries have gone through the same situation and they managed to fix their problems.

    “That is the reason why I do feel that our football will rise again,” Goagoseb says.

    He emphasised the need for training facilities, though, stating that the Sam Nujoma Stadium is being used by a church.

    JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA

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  • 05/08/17--16:00: Taking boxing to the masses
  • Taking boxing to the massesTaking boxing to the massesBoxing to hit Otjiwarongo The fourth annual MTC Nestor Tobias Regional Cup will take place at Otjiwarongo this weekend and has attracted close to 150 amateur boxers. The MTC Nestor Sunshine Promotions will stage its fourth annual Regional Cup dedicated to Julius Indongo, the super lightweight champion, from 11 to 13 May.

    The flagship event is part of the MTC Sunshine development programme aimed at grooming amateur boxers and preparing them for international and professional fights.

    Promoter Nestor Tobias announced yesterday at a media conference in Windhoek that Indongo, who has been enjoying great success, is a product of grassroots boxing programmes and those young boxers can follow his example in order to break into the boxing world.

    Tobias also said that the tournament is an important part of their development structures and will attract close to 150 amateur boxers from all over the country, who will compete for the best spot in their respective weight class.

    He further said that his academy will take the lead in developing talent for the future, not just for himself but for the whole country. “Boxing is doing well in Namibia because we take development at grassroots level very seriously and we should not stop now so that we have more talent in the next 10 years.”

    MTC spokesman John Ekongo said the objective of the tournament is to promote amateur boxing and that the tournament is by far the biggest that the country has ever seen. He said MTC has been spending money in order to make sure that boxing is on the frontline.

    “We are still not happy. We want to see seven more champions in Namibia instead of three,” he said.

    Ekongo further said that the boxing programme is a holistic development initiative which aims to promote self-discipline and respect.

    “I call out all sport-loving people to come in numbers to cheer the boxers as there is no fee charged for entry to the tournament,” he said.

    There will be a street parade on Saturday, giving Indongo's supporters a chance to meet him.

    LIMBA MUPETAMI

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  • 05/08/17--16:00: Mourinho goads Wenger
  • Mourinho goads WengerMourinho goads Wenger Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stoked the embers of his rivalry with Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger after his side's damaging 2-0 defeat at the Emirates Stadium.

    Second-half goals by Granit Xhaka and United alumnus Danny Welbeck earned Arsenal victory on Sunday as Wenger overcame Mourinho in a Premier League game for the first time in 13 attempts.

    Mourinho had claimed that “peace” reigned between himself and Wenger prior to the game, but he questioned the Frenchman's poor record against him afterwards and accused him of putting unfair pressure on the fourth official.

    “Arsenal fans are happy and I'm happy for them,” said Mourinho, whose side had been unbeaten in 25 league games.

    “It's the first time I leave Highbury or Emirates and they're happy. I left Highbury, they were crying. I left the Emirates, they were crying. They were walking the streets with heads low.

    “Finally today they sing, they (wave) their scarves. It's nice for them.

    “It's a big club. You think I enjoy a big club like Arsenal not winning big trophies? I'm not enjoying that. But today I tried to win.

    “Arsene Wenger is not a small manager. He's a big manager. To have that record of winning so many matches (against him) and not losing is something that is not normal. Normal is win, lose, draw. It's not normal.

    “I really don't care about it. And today, no problems. We shook hands before the game, we shook hands after the game.

    “And during the game I didn't like what I never like: he puts too much pressure on the fourth official all the time.”

    In further digs, Mourinho accused Wenger – misleadingly – of playing with a “defensive block” and “a line of five defenders”.

    Addressing the press before Mourinho, Wenger had played down the significance of his first league victory over the Portuguese.

    “We have had many draws as well and there were some fantastic teams that we played against,” Wenger said. “It is not manager against manager.”

    Wenger was also in sarcastic mood, but in his case he was talking about the penalty that Liverpool were awarded – and squandered – in their goalless draw at home to Southampton earlier on Sunday.

    The day's results enabled Arsenal to close to within seven points of third-place Liverpool, on whom they have two games in hand, beginning with Wednesday's trip to Southampton.

    “We still have a chance mathematically and we need some help as well from teams around us,” Wenger said.

    “I watched the (Liverpool) game and I've seen the penalty given by the referee (for a handball by Jack Stephens). It was very nice.”

    United are two points above Arsenal in fifth place, having played a game more, and now trail fourth-place Manchester City by four points.

    Mourinho made eight changes from Thursday's 1-0 win over Celta Vigo in the away leg of United's Europa League semi-final, notably awarding a full debut to 19-year-old defender Axel Tuanzebe.

    The tie concludes this Thursday and with United then facing a taxing trip to second-place Tottenham Hotspur, Mourinho said his side's chances of qualifying for the Champions League via the league were over.

    “Impossible,” he said when asked about United's hopes of finishing in the top four.

    “I don't think so, for two reasons. Because I don't think the others, playing one match per week and being in a great situation, are going to blow it.

    “And because we go with everything on Thursday and we cannot go with everything against Tottenham.

    “When you go with everything against Tottenham, it's difficult. When you don't go with everything, it's more difficult.

    “Then two days later we play Southampton and two days later we play Crystal Palace. And this is too much for us.

    “I don't think we have any chance of finishing top four in the Premier League. We have to chase the Champions League by trying to win the Europa League.”

    NAMPA/AFP

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  • 05/08/17--16:00: Drag racing to be revived
  • Drag racing to be revivedDrag racing to be revivedBurning tyres at Okahandja airstrip Around 30 people took part at the weekend, entertaining a crowd of about 2 500 spectators. Drag-racing enthusiasts got together at the airstrip west of Okahandja this weekend to revive their passion and entertain spectators with their high-performance vehicles.

    Since it is a costly activity due to the technical aspect and sponsors are hard to obtain, most of the participants took part at their own cost. Some came from as far as the Erongo Region, all in preparation for bigger local events planned from next month.

    The vice-chairperson of the Okahandja Motor Club, Otto Heyman, told Nampa they were hard at work to make this a good year for the motorsport genre.

    He said he was optimistic that the activity would be revived and that motorsport lovers can look forward to a few good events, as drag racers from South Africa have also indicated their interest in showing off their skills on local tracks.

    “It feels good today to see the growth, as 2015 and 2016 were bad. All the spectators and participants today are a good sign,” Heyman said.

    Warren Thomas, who also organises and promotes motorsport events in Namibia, told this news agency the Okahandja event was aimed at reviving drag racing locally.

    “We had a few small races but this one is more focused on growing Team Namibia and giving back to the fans and racers of this country,” Thomas said.

    He said their plans were at an advanced stage for bigger events with an international flavour, especially from South Africa.

    Saturday's event was open to anyone who wanted to test their skill under controlled supervision and away from other road users.

    Heyman said their desire to give drivers a platform to match their skills against others in a safe environment was what compelled them to host such events.

    It took place under the watchful eyes of the Namibian Motor Sport Federation (NMSF) and all safety precautions were in place for riders, the pit crews and spectators.

    Besides standard entries - mostly Volkswagen Golf owners - there were a few specialised and custom-made cars like Bennie Booysen's orange Supra, the ZX Nissan of Devin Farmer and the Nissan Skyline GTR of Demaschio Wagner, all of which kept the spectators on their feet.

    The next event is scheduled for 3 June. The bigger event, for which a date is still to be set, will also take place at the Okahandja airstrip.



    NAMPA

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    Aantu yiimanga omapaya ngetashiya kokukutha omikuliAantu yiimanga omapaya ngetashiya kokukutha omikuli Omikuli noongunga dha pewa oshikondo shopaumwene muMaalitsa odha ulike omwaalu omushona gwaamboka ye na oondjokonona dhomikuli omiwanawa na otaya vulu oku mona omikuli oshowo omilandu dha yaga komuntu dhokugandja omikuli. Shoka oshiikwatelea kolopota yokomwedhi ya pitithwa kehangano lyo IJG Securities.

    Omikuli dha pwwa oshikondo shopaumwene odha yi pombanda noomiliyona 34.4 naandyoka e yo pombanda noopresenda 0.04 muMaalitsa, nokweeta omwaalu gwoongunga moshikondo shopaumwene dhi kale poobiliyona 87.25 palopota ndjoka.

    Okutameka Juli gwo-2011 ndika olyo e yo pevi eshona lya lopotwa megandjo lyomikuli sho e yo pevi eshona lya li lya lopotwa uule woomvula dhili ntano li li poopresenda 8.5 omanga

    “Muule woomwedhi 12, oobiliyona 6.85 dhomikuli odha gandjwa na odha gu pevi mo-2015. Muule woomwedhi 12 dha piti oobiliyona 2.8 odha pewa omahangano goongeshefa oonene omanga oobiliyona 4.1 dha pewa oohandimwe noshikondo shaamboka kaaye shi aakalimo osha shunitha pevi eindilo lyoongunga.

    Egandjo lyomikuli koohandimwe muMaalitsa olya shuna pevi noopresenda 0.2 momwedhi kehe na olya londo pombanda pandjele yokomumvo noopresenda 8.8.

    Okwa dhidhilikwa e yo pombanda moongunga dhomagumbo muFebruali sho ondjele yoongunga dhiifuta yomagumbo ya londo okuza poopresenda 0.3 okuya poopresenda 0.6 .

    Oongunga dhoka hadhi pitika omuntu a nane komayalulo gombaanga ye iimaliwa oyindji okuyeleka naambyoka e na ko odha londo pombanda noopresenda 3.7 okuyeleka neyo pombanda ndyoka lya li lya lopotwa muMaalitsa lyoopresenda 0.7.

    Omahangano itage shi enditha nawa lela, ongunga dha pewa omahangano omanene odha londo pombanda komwedhi noopresenda 0.3 omanga komumvo dha londo noopresenda 8.4.

    Omahangano okwa lopotwa woo kutya itaga kutha oongunga ndhoka hadhi futwa muule wethimbo efupi.

    Omikulu dhomagumbo dha pewa omahangano ngoka omenene odha londo pombanda noopresenda 0.8 komwedhi oshowo oopresenda 6.8 komvula nondjele ndjoka okwa lopotwa ya londo pombanda muule woomwedhi 7 dha piti.

    Oombanga nadho okwa lopotwa kutya itadhi shi enditha lela nawa. Onkalo yopashimaliwa moombaanga dhopangeshefa okwa lopotwa ya gu pevi okuya poobiliyona 1.37 momwedhi Malitsa naandyoka egwo pevi noomiliyona 738 .

    Natango iiyemo onkene tayi tsikile okuza mo moshilongo sho omapungulo gopondje yoshilongo ga shuna pevi noomiliyona 134.3.

    IJG okwa lopota kutya eshunitho pondjele yopevi lya South Afrika olya etitha oshiponga shegwedhelo lyiishoshela yokuhehela ongunga.

    OMUTOOLINKUNDANA GWOMENI

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    Oomiliyona tadhi kanene muulingilingi wopaimaliwaOomiliyona tadhi kanene muulingilingi wopaimaliwaEholeko lyoonzo dhiimaliwa nasho oshi li oshitopolwa shuulingilingi wopaimaliwa Namibia okwa lopotwa ta kanitha omwaalu omunene gwiimaliwa okupitila miimbuluma yopashimaliwa, ngaashi uulingilingi neyando lyokufuta iishoshela yepangelo. Namibia okwa kanitha konyala etata lyobiliyona 1.45 miiyemo yiipindi omolwa iimaliwa yaali paveta mbyoka tayi ya moshilongo pokati komvula yo2005 sigo 2014.

    Momvula yo-2014 oshilongo osha kanitha oomiliyona 6.2 omolwa eyemo lyiimaliwa inayi pitikwa okuza moomiliyona 34.38 dha zi momapingakanitho gopaipindi.

    Otaku tengenekwa kutya oomiliyona 43.6 dhiimaliwa mbyoka ye ya moshilongo shaaheli pampango omanga oomiliyona 159 dha thigi po oshilongo muule woomvula 10 kwiikwatelelwa kolopota tayi ithanwa Global Financial Integrity (GFI).

    Mo-2014, iimaliwa yaali pa pampango ya zi moshilongo oya li poomiliyona 30 omanga mbyoka ye ya moshilongo ya li poomiliyona 1.9.

    Pokati ko-2004 no-2013, olopota oya popi kutya Namibia okwa kanitha oomiliyona 17 mo-2012 na okwa tulwa ponomola 56 mokati kiilongo 151.

    Molopota yo-2001 sigo 2010 oya holoka kutya Namibia okwa kanitha konyala oomiliyona US$420 kehe omvula omolwa iilongadhalwa lyaali paveta. Ombaanga yuuyuni oya lopota mo-2011 kutya Malawi naNamibia otaya kanitha unene iiyemo omolwa uulingilingi, eyando lyokufuta iishoshela yepangelo tayi ihilile poopresenda 5 okuya poopresenda 10 dhiilongomwa ayihe yomoshilongo.

    Aatseyinawa oya popi kutya omiyalu ndhoka otadhi ka ya pombanda noonkondo muule woomvula tadhi landula molwaashoka iilongo ya hepa oya ninga omahala gokulongela omiyonena dhokukanitha iinkoti yoonzo dhiimaliwa oshowo omaiyonena dhopaimaliwa.

    Namibia mwene okwa mona oshipotha sheholeko lyoonzo dhiimaliwa omvula ya piti, shongushu yiimaliwa ya thika pobiliyona 3.5 . Okwa tulwa miipandeko aatamanekwa yontumba mwa kwatelwa omunangeshefa gwaChina a tseyika nawa Jack Haung. Etulo miipandeko ndyoka oli li oshitopolwa shomakonaakono ngoka ga ningwa uule woomvula mbali, ga ningilwa omahangano gaaChina ngoka taga konenenwa kutya otaga longo iimbuluma yopashimaliwa nokuholeka oonzo dhiimaliwa.

    Palopota ndjoka, illicit financial flows (IFFs) ya za miilongo inayi putuka natango otayi fekelelwa pootrillion 1 yiimaliwa ya USA mo-2014.

    Olopota tayi ithanwa “Illicit Financial Flows to and from Developing Countries: 2005-2014,” oyo yotango ya ningwa pauyuni koGFI na oya tala unene komwalu gwiimaliwa tayi thigi po nokuya iilonga shaaheli pamulandu.

    Omwaalu ngoka okwa lopotwa guli pombanda unene pokati ko-2004 no- 2014

    Iimbuluma mbyoka yoopresenda 87 mo-2005 sigo 2014 okwa hololwa ya yi pombanda unene omolwa okuninga uumbapila womafutilo giipindi wiikengelela.

    Iimbuluma mbyoka moSub-Saharan Africa oya londo pombanda okuza poopresenda 5.3 okuya poopresenda 9.9 mo-2014.

    Omakengelelo goondando, ongushu nomwaalu gwiipindi oshowo okushanga uumbaapila womafutilo wiikengelela oyo unene iimbuluma tayi falitha pombanda omwaalu gwiimaliwa tayi kana momukalo ngoka, kwa gwedhwa woo iilonga yuulingilingi mokati kaanambelewa yepangelo, nokuyanda okufuta iishoshela yepangelo.

    ELLANIE SMIT

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    Aangola taye  ya okuhehela moNamibiaAangola taye ya okuhehela moNamibiaOluhepo nondjala tayi dhenge Angola Aakiintu oyendji aakwashigwana yaAngola otaya taaguluka oongamba dhaShikango kehe esiku opo ya vule okuhehela poostola mondoolopa yaShikango. Elelo lyOndoolopa yaHelao Nafidi oshowo opolisi yaHangwena oya holola okutya oye na ontseyo kombinga yaakaashigwana yaAngola mboka haye ya moNamibia kehe esiku opo ya hehele mondoolopa yaShikango. Onkalo ndjoka okwa hololwa tayi hwahwamekwa kego pevi lyeliko lyaAngola.

    Oyendji yomwaamboka aakiintu ya kwiinina uunona yawo moondhikwa oshowo uunona uushona woomvula dhokuya koskola. Ohaya kala postola mondoolpa ndjoka ye na iimbale oshowo iipakete taya tala omeho aalandi opo ya vule ya humbateko kiinima yawo.

    Kwiikwatelelwa kaanambelewa poongamba dhaShikango, aakwashigwana yaAngola omayovi ohaya taaguluka oongamba dhaNamibia kehe esiku ongula, nokushuna koshilongo shawo omutenya omolwa omatompelo ga yooloka. Oyendji omathele ohaya taaguluka oongamba shaaheli paveta.

    Mboka haya pitile poombanga ohaya pewa omapitikilo gomikanda dhokukala moNamibia oshali.

    Sho oshifokundaneki shoNamibian Sun sha talele po ondoolopa ndjoka ongula yEtitano lya piti, oya mono aakwashigwana mboka ya kuutumba piiyelo yoostola.

    Ohaya yi paantu mboka taya zi moostola ya landa iinima opo ye ya humbateleko mepingakanitho lyiimaliwa, nuuna omulandi a tindi okuhumbatelwa ko nena ohaya indile iimaliwa.

    Oyendji oya tindi okuya moonkundathana nomutoolinkundana gwoNamibian Sun ye na uutile kutya otashi vulika omupolisi nenge aanambelewa gwoongamba.

    “Otwa tameke tatu ya mOshikango opo tu landithe iinima yetu ihe ongeshefa oya kala itayi ende nawa niilandithomwa yetu oya kala tayi ningi nayi. Ondjala otayi tu dhenge na otwa tameke tatu hehela. Tse otu na oofamili na otu na uunona wa pumbwa okupaluthwa,” omuheheli gumwe a popi omanga inaya ontuku nokanona ke modhikwa.

    Gumwe okwa popi kutya: “Omu na ondjala noluhepo moAngola. Onkalo oye tu thiminike opo tuye tu konge uuhupilo muka. Ohatu tala unene aakwashigwana yaAngola mboka haye ya okulanda iinima yawo muka ihe kaye na oohauto. Ohaya humbata iinima yawo sigo ya taaguluka oongamba. Mboka ye na iihauto unene AaNamibia na ihaye tu yambidhidha.”

    Mboka ya yi moonkundatha noNamibian Sun, oya tindi okupopya omadhina gawo nenge okupopya kutya oya za peni ihe oya popi kutya oya za komahala gokokule muumbugantu waAngola , na ohaya ende iinano iile kehe esiku okuya nokuza mOshikango.

    “Aakwashigwana yaAngola oyo owala haya longitha omayakulo getu, AaNamibia ohaye tu gandagula owala nokutu ninga nayi. Omathimbo gamwe oho yi kegumbo noN$1 ihe ope na omasiku ngoka to vulu okuninga ooN$10. Opo wu hupe moAngola owa pumbwa iimaliwa oyindji.'

    Omupopiliko gwopolisi yaHangwena, Sergeant Kaume Itumba, okwa koleke onkalo ndjoka yaakwashigwana yaANgola taya hehela moNamibia, ihe okwa popi kutya inaya lopotelwa omuyonena gwontumba tagu ningwa kaakwashigwana mboka.

    “Otu shi onkalo ndjoka na katu na shoka tatu vulu okuninga manga. Oyendji yomuyo ohaye yamo pamulandu na oye na oombaapila dhokupita poongamba, kakele kwaamboka haye yamo moshilongo okupitila mondhalate,” Itumba ta ti.

    Aaniilonga mostola yaPick n Pay mOshikango oya popi kutya aakwashigwana mboka ohaya ningitha onkalo ondhigu ethimbo limwe. Uuna pe na aakwashigwana oyendji yaAngola taya landa nena ohaya kala ya ngundumanena osheelo shostola nokuya moshipala ookastoma dhilwe dhi pite okuya meni nenge okuza mo mostola.

    Aalandi yamwe oya holola woo uutile kutya omanga ethimbo limwe taya dhilaadhilaa kutya mboka otaya hehela owala, oye na woo uutile kutya pamwe otaya vulu okukala oongangala.

    Mayola gwaHelao Nafidi, Eliaser Nghipangelwa, okwa popi kutya aantu yomwaalu omunene otaya hehela mOshikango nelelo kali na sha shoka tali vulu okuninga molwaashoka kape na ompango ndjoka tayi ya keelele.

    ILENI NANDJATO

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    Ootrapa megwo lyomeya moRuacana odha nika oshipongaOotrapa megwo lyomeya moRuacana odha nika oshiponga Konima yoomwedhi sho ootrapa ndhoka hadhi longithwa unene okuya megwo lyomeya moRuacana dha kala dha patwa kopolisi molwaashoka odha nika oshiponga sha landula sho dha yonagulwa komuloka omunene, opolisi oya patulula ootrapa ndhoka konima sho ya ndopa okumona eyamukulo komalelo gomondjila opo ootrapa ndhoka dhi vule okulongwa.

    MuDesemba gwomvula ya piti, opolisi oya li ya pata oontapa dhoka hadhi endelwa dha thika po-400.

    Omupopiliko gwopolisi yaMusati, Warrant Officer Linekela Shikongo, okwa lombwele oNamibian Sun kutya omalelo agehe, Nampower, Elelo lyOshitopolwa shaMusati nElelo lyOndoolopa yaRuacana oga tindi oshinakugwanithwa shegwo lyomeya.

    Shikongo okwa popi kutya sha landula omuloka, opolisi oya li ya tokola okupata ootrapa ndhoka molwaashoka odha nika oshiponga.

    “Inatu vula okumona omalelo gomondjila opo ga vule okulonga ootrapa ndhoka na otwa tokola okupatulula ootrapa ndhoka. Ootrapa otadhi gu po na oshi li sha nika oshiponga noonkondo ihe itatu vulu oku indika aantu ya vule okuya megwo lyomeya okulongitha ootrapa molwaashoka kape na ngoka tedhi longulula,” Shikongo ta ti.

    Shikongo okwa popi kutya inaku lopotwa oshiponga natango sha etithwa kootrapa ndhoka, ihe oku na uumbanda kutya ethimbo ndika olundji olyo aantu haya talele po ehala ndyoka.

    Okwa tsikile kutya egwo lyomeya ohali nana aatalelipo oyendji ethimbo ndika ihe ayehe oya landula omalombwelo gopolisi. Shikongo okwa popi kutya ota pandula woo ombelewa yakansela sho ye ya tseyithile kombinga yonkalo ndjoka.

    Kuyele, kansela gwaRuacana Andreas Shintama okwa popi kutya ootrapa ndhoka odha yonagulwa komvula omumvo gwa piti, na otaya kambadhala opo yamone kutya olye e na oshinakugwanithwa shesiloshisho lyehala ndyoka.

    “Katu shi kutya olye e na oshinakugwanithwa shokusila oshisho ehala ndyoka. Oli li ehala lyoshigwana ihe gumwe oku na okukala e na oshinakugwanitwa,” Shintama ta ti

    Omupopiliko gwUuministeli wOmidhingoloko nOmatalelepo, Romeo Muyunda, okwa popi kutya ehala ndyoka oli li kohi yetonatelo lyElelo lyoshitopolwa shaMusati, ihe Shintama ina tsa kumwe.

    “Oompangela odhi li metifa opo Elelo lyaMusati li kutheko oshinakugwanithwa shehala ndyoka. Ngashiingeyi oli li owala ehala lyoshigwana,” Shintama ta ti.

    Egwo lyomeya lyaRuacana otali adhika momulonga gwaKunene koongamba dhaAngola na oli na uule woshinano shoometa 120.

    ILENI NANDJATO

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  • 05/08/17--16:00: Shale producers flood market
  • Shale producers flood marketShale producers flood marketOil futures lost 10% Despite Opec's best attempts to control oil prices, shale producers in the US have not been discouraged from flooding the market as oil prices remain low despite production cuts. Oil prices rose on Monday as talk of further supply cuts by major OPEC exporters outweighed the prospect of higher US production as a drilling boom spreads across North America.

    Both futures contracts have dropped by more than 10% in the last month despite moves by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other exporters including Russia to restrict supply to try to drain a global glut.

    OPEC efforts are being undermined by a surge in drilling in the United States that is spurring a boom in shale oil production that may fill many of the gaps left by OPEC.

    Oil investors are wary, brokers say. “The market is in a very dangerous condition,” said Robin Bieber, technical chart analyst at London brokerage PVM Oil Associates. “The trend is still down, but just correcting.”

    OPEC countries and other producers including Russia have pledged to cut output by almost 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) during the first half of this year to prop up the market.

    Saudi Arabia's energy minister, Khalid Al-Falih, said on Monday that he expected production cuts to be extended to cover all of 2017 and maybe even into 2018.

    OPEC meets on May 25 and the group's ministers have been talking up the chances of more production cuts. But supply from other regions, particularly North America, shows little sign of declining.

    U.S. energy firms added oil rigs for a 16th week in a row last week extending a drilling recovery into a 12th month, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc said on Friday.

    Since a low point in May 2016, US producers have added 387 oil rigs, or about 123 percent, Goldman Sachs said.

    U.S. crude output averaged 9.3 million bpd in the week ended April 28, its highest since August 2015, according to federal data and many analysts see US crude output heading towards 10 million bpd over the next year or so.

    Hussein Sayed of brokerage FXTM said oil prices would probably rally, “but the recovery won't be a straight line.”

    “It's all about inventories and U.S. shale versus OPEC,” Sayed said. “OPEC members have no choice but to talk up prices by signalling an extension to the production cuts agreement.”

    NAMPA/REUTERS

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    Zimbabwe risks power cuts over arrearsZimbabwe risks power cuts over arrears South Africa's state-run power utility Eskom could cut supplies to neighbouring Zimbabwe by the end of this month if Harare fails to clear arrears, Zimbabwe's state-run Herald newspaper reported on Monday.

    Such a move could trigger widespread power cuts in an economy already battling with a liquidity crunch but which hopes for faster growth this year after rains boosted crop production.

    Zimbabwe imports 300 megawatts (MW) per day from Eskom, but owes the utility R603 million, of which R119 million is outstanding arrears, the Herald reported. Acute shortages of foreign currency have seen the southern African nation struggle to pay for imports.

    The Herald quoted a letter from Eskom's acting chief executive Matshela Koko telling Zimbabwe state power company ZESA it had failed to stick to an agreed payment plan.

    “Kindly note that no further leniency or accommodation will be made in this regard,” Koko was quoted as saying. Officials at Eskom were not immediately available for comment.

    Zimbabwe's imports from Eskom are backed by a N$500 million guarantee issued by President Robert Mugabe's government. ZESA chief executive Josh Chifamba was quoted by the Herald as saying the utility was talking to the central bank about foreign currency allocations and was confident there would be no power disruptions.

    On Monday Zimbabwe was producing 1 051 MW of power, with another 350 MW coming from imports, against demand of 1 500 MW.

    NAMPA/REUTERS

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  • 05/08/17--16:00: Akwenye joins Old Mutual
  • Akwenye joins Old MutualAkwenye joins Old Mutual Old Mutual Namibia recently announced that the chairperson of the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa's local chapter; Ilke Akwenye, had taken up a position with the insurer.

    Her appointment was effective from 2 May 2017.

    Stressing the importance of communication and the transformation role which includes stakeholder engagement and corporate social investment programmes, Old Mutual Namibia executive Ndangi Katoma, said: “I am delighted that Ilke has agreed to join Old Mutual and I am looking forward to our team transforming and communicating our purpose through new and innovative ways. Ilke is no stranger to the public relations and media broadcasting industry and we are sure that Old Mutual will benefit greatly from such expertise.”

    For her part, Akwenye said: “I am looking forward to collaborating with our dynamic team at Old Mutual. This company has a rich heritage of trust and has a wealth of experience locally and internationally. In my career path, it's important to share such values of responsible business heritage and brand trust, to work towards one common vision of enabling positive features.”

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    NovaNam introduces bursary schemeNovaNam introduces bursary scheme A key focus of NovaNam has been to train and develop its people in the fields of fishing, processing, administration, management, supervision, quality assurance, engineering and nursing, to name but a few.

    Thousands of people have had the benefit of these skills development opportunities over the past 27 years, both in Namibia and abroad.

    NovaNam has also provided education and training opportunities for many people who were not employed by the company, but who were either from Lüderitz or the family of staff members.

    To that end, it also announced the start of its bursary scheme which will be rolled out over a three-year period.

    It said of its new bursary scheme: “NovaNam announces the roll-out of the NovaNam Bursary Programme, where it will start by giving N$350 000 over the next three years towards bursaries. These bursaries will in the first instance be aimed for the benefit of children of NovaNam employees, and for members of staff.”

    The bursaries will be to fund tertiary studies at the Namibian University of Science and Technology and the University of Namibia.

    Certain bursaries will also be for secondary schooling in Lüderitz and Walvis Bay to prepare these students for the rigours of tertiary studies.

    The fields of study will be economics, mechanical engineering, human resources, biology, management and finance & administration.

    NovaNam has since its inception been a sponsor of sport in Lüderitz and Namibia in one form or another.

    “Besides eating fish, sport is very important for the betterment and sustaining of our good health, as well as for the development of healthy outdoor communities that we all live in.

    “A particular point of pride of NovaNam is its NovaNam soccer team, which recently took the runner-up prize in the Harders Cup against all odds. It is a very special achievement to celebrate and the minister commended the company's gift of thanks and recognition of N$25 000 to the team in order for it to employ it for the even more efficient and visible running of the team as it represents NovaNam and its people going forward,” it said in a statement.

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  • 05/08/17--16:00: Namibians drown in debt
  • Namibians drown in debtNamibians drown in debtLess buying power for consumers A downgrade in the country's debt status, the impact of Brexit and the possibility of capital outflows are some of the factors that could play havoc on consumer spending, according to economist Mally Likukela. While financial regulators Namfisa and the Bank of Namibia have given the local financial system a clean bill of health, the situation may not be rosy for consumers, economist Mally Likukela recently said in his assessment of the recent Financial Stability report.

    “While the financial system is reported to remain healthy, sound and well-capitalised, many Namibians continue to sink deeper into economic hardships, in other words, more debt, less buying power and weak saving rate,” said Likukela.

    “These developments could suggest that despite the financial institutions having experienced remarkable growth in assets and profitability, this growth has not translated tangibly into an improvement in the economic welfare of many Namibians as the majority remains deep in debt, shattered balance sheets and weak buying power,” he added.

    While the banks and non-bank financial service providers continue to report strong growth in assets and profits, households continue to sink deeper into debts, Likukela found.

    “Many Namibians are feared to remain in the debt trap as their debt servicing ratio remained high and virtually unchanged at 15.3% during the review period. What is more alarming is the fact that the growth rate of debt servicing at 9.1% is faster than that of gross income which was reported at 8.2%,” he said in his assessment.

    “While the banking and non-banking financial industry remains firmly secured and protected, adequately capitalised, households on the other hand remain broadly exposed and unprotected.

    “Households remain exposed to any interest rate changes, exchange-rate fluctuations, credit shocks as well as liquidity risks. Since the banks are heavily fortified, any costs associated with risks such as downward ratings, interest rate changes, capital outflows, Brexit, investors' confidence shall be easily passed on to consumers,” said Likukela.

    “The primary focus on the state of health of the financial sector and subsequent silence on the high indebtedness of household is worrisome. It is as if to say as long as the sector is making profit, capitalised and profitable, it doesn't matter at what cost, household indebtedness has become secondary and almost non-existing,” he added.

    According to him, magnified to the whole economy, an economic downturn or recession can cause many individuals to face this problem and lead to reductions in consumer spending.

    “If enough of the financial sector is exposed to these bad loans, either directly or via having lent money to institutions that do, a banking crisis could ensue, with an associated credit crunch hurting the economy even more,” Likukela concluded.



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    Tinned mackerel sales positiveTinned mackerel sales positiveMarket still taking to horse mackerel A local fishing company says although it has had success with the launch of its tinned horse mackerel products, it remains a difficult product to sell. While tinned horse mackerel may not be viewed as a big revenue generator, Etosha has seen its sales of the locally produced Efuta products shoot through the roof.

    Its managing director, Pieter Greeff, recently spoke to Namibian Sun about Etosha's experiences with canning horse mackerel.

    “We are absolutely delighted by the uptake of Efuta Maasbanker since its inception. During the first year of production we sold an estimated 80 000 trays. This more than doubled in 2015 to 180 000 trays and again in 2016 with an estimated 390 000 trays sold,” said Greeff. This translates to nearly 4.7 million tins sold in 2016, as a tray holds 12 tins.

    Despite the short-term success of Efuta Maasbanker, Greeff cautions that the profitability of the product only really becomes viable with sales in excess of two million trays. He adds that the price is kept as low as possible to ensure affordability, which makes effective marketing and market expansion into foreign markets extremely difficult. Focus remains on the local market, therefore.

    “The project was driven by Minister Esau's vision to put Namibia's most abundant fish resource in a can, offering the nation an affordable, nutritious meal from the sea delivered in robust packaging that has a long shelf life. But to can horse mackerel and think that your product will take a major share of the market is nothing short of ambitious. We had to ensure that we introduce a quality product.”

    According to him, Etosha's locally canned products meet stringent Namibia Standards Institute requirements and are even halaal certified.

    “Despite past and current challenges, Etosha Fishing is extremely proud to produce a quality product such as this, caught and canned locally. Through this endeavour we have once again committed ourselves to the creation of jobs and value addition to one of Namibia's most valuable fish resources,” Greeff said.

    The minister of fisheries and marine resources, Bernard Esau, directed efforts to add value in the production of horse mackerel products in 2014. As a result, fishing companies must ensure that beneficiation occurs with 2% of their total allowable catch

    “We want to see more value addition and job creations in the fishing industry. Horse mackerel is allocated the largest quota, yet the hake industry employs more people. We must maximise our resources and create 30 000 extra jobs, as the horse mackerel fishery has the capacity to do so,” he said previously of the drive to encourage value addition of horse mackerel products.

    OGONE TLHAGE

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    Langer Heinrich sale still not finalisedLanger Heinrich sale still not finalised Australian mining group Paladin Energy announced recently that it would proceed with the sale of its Langer Heinrich operation in Namibia.

    A valuation process will now take place, which is expected to take between five and six weeks.

    “Paladin [has] made the decision to allow the valuation process to move forward having consideration for the expected valuation range for the interest in Langer Heinrich mine, stakeholders' attitudes to a protracted and costly arbitration and the possibility that subject to further engagement and support of key stakeholders, it may be possible to propose an alternative solvent restructuring,” the company said.

    Paladin's shares will remain in suspension pending the fulfilment of the restructuring process.

    Efforts to offload Paladin's remaining stake in the local operation recently hit a snag following differences to a proposed restructuring arrangement between China National Nuclear Corporation and Paladin.

    With the planned restructuring, Chinese involvement in the mine would have gone up to 75% but this appears to have hit a snag.

    Paladin CEO Alexander Molyneux said of CNNC's actions almost a month ago: “CNNC's actions are disappointing given the support the restructure proposal has received to date, CNNC´s failure to proceed with the acquisition of an additional 24% stake in the Langer Heinrich Mine (LHM) when it was offered to them last year, and CNNC's repeated refusal to fund the working capital requirements of LHM.”

    At the time, should the restructuring process have failed, at least 1 000 employees would have had been affected said Molyneux.

    “As a result, CNNC, our joint venture partner, has put at risk the interests of Paladin´s stakeholders, including approximately 26 000 small shareholders, approximately 1 000 employees, international financial institutions and sovereign-related entities. Paladin intends to dispute CNNC's actions unless an acceptable compromise can be reached with CNNC.”

    This forced Paladin to weigh its options, with its CEO quoted as saying: “In the absence of the Langer Heinrich stake sale, I'm very happy that our bondholders are supporting the company with a viable restructure that preserves long-term value for all stakeholders.”

    Its spokesperson, Bernadette Bock, was of the opinion that the sale would not affect Langer Heinrich's operations, saying: “Although Paladin ultimately has little influence over China National Nuclear Corporation's (CNNC) decision-making, it would be in their best interest to retain the employees and in light of this, we do not foresee major disruptions to the current staff complement on site. Notwithstanding this, Paladin is currently pursuing various options, including disputing the validity of CNNC's claim, in order to preserve its assets and valued employees.”

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  • 05/08/17--16:00: Quality over quantity
  • Quality over quantityQuality over quantity Impoverished women their priority

    Sandra Baumeister and Kym Kibble are close friends with one vision – empowering Namibian women and unlocking their potential to greatness.

    After meeting in 2001, the two ladies decided to incorporate their business skills and willingness to make a difference to establish not only a trust, but a business running two different unique brands to “make women feel appreciated.”

    Creating a platform as a mother branch, “Myeisha is Love”, which was established in 2015, creates funds for the more local and affordable brand “iNAMi” and all profits made from these two brands are funded into a charity trust of the two women which is called “Especially Namibian.” It is aimed at giving an opportunity to underprivileged Namibian children a chance to have a home, quality education, nourishment and more importantly - a chance in life.

    “Kym and I always wanted to give back to the community and try our hand with charity work. This proved to be difficult as we were in different countries at the time,” said Baumeister.

    Through her travels and work with different charity organisations along southern Africa, Baumeister learned a great deal and decided to move to Namibia in June 2016. After receiving a donation of industrial sewing machines, Baumeister and Kibble came together and iNAMi and Myeisha were born. “We currently have 13 employees, mostly women and we are working on branching out soon, but this can be tricky as too many hands involved tend to comprise the quality of our products,” added Kibble. One of their employees started from nothing, but slowly and surely she has learned and is currently responsible for the stitching for the high-end bags. “Nobody believed in her, but she wanted to prove herself and to others that she can do it,” Kibble said.

    She and another employee will soon go to Cape Town in South Africa for a leather course to not only enhance their skills, but to also come back home and use their knowledge to empower and educate other Namibians.

    Myeisha is a word from the African language of Swahili which translates as ‘one who is loved greatly or dearly’ and the high-end leather bags are produced mainly for the Europeans. The iNAMi brand was created for the local Namibian people and according to Baumeister and Kibble, iNAMi is aimed at bringing Namibia to the world. This brand also has a more vibrant and funky feel to it, making it more appealing to the youth.

    Their work with Especially Namibian was inspired by the small town of Witvlei in the central-eastern part of Namibia. The duo witnessed a lot of suffering amongst the locals from severe hardships and poor living conditions. This sparked the foundation of the trust and support for the trust is achieved through the profits that are made from the sales of the two handbag brands. “We are currently supporting two social projects which include the Villa Colourful kindergarten in Katutura, Windhoek,” said Baumeister.

    The trust is also responsible for the financial support of a young lady training to become a teacher. “We want to make sure we do our part and return something good to the community.” Victoria Bernard is one of the treasured employees at the trust who said her experience so far has “been good and every day is a learning experience.” She also said that the working environment does not limit one’s expression of creativity. Bernard did a fashion and designing course in Cape Town, South Africa and is grateful for the opportunity granted to her. “In future, I want to be fully equipped and our brand must be known not only in Namibia, but to the outside world as well.”

    With the help of pop up events, they have managed to get their brands to the masses and last year, their November pop event was a success. They managed to sell 32 bags. For the future, iNAMi and Myeisha want to be a well-established and recognised wholesaler that supplies their products to retailers. Over the years, Kym Kibble and Sandra Baumeister have learned that in the world of business, one needs to have a plan C and D as not everything always goes according to plan. In the future, there could be possible talks of opening up an orphanage for the Namibian children.

    TUNOHOLE MUNGOBA

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    Print media preferred source of newsPrint media preferred source of news Some youth in Namibia still regard newspapers as a reliable source of news.

    “I still buy newspapers and read them. Even though I do not buy them every day, I try my best to buy and see what is happening around the country,” said Penayambeko Shitaleni, a student at the University of Namibia (Unam). She also added that she is not active on social media platforms therefore, her primary source of news are newspapers.

    This year’s theme focuses on why it is vital to strengthen free and quality journalism to enable the media to effectively contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 16 which promotes peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.

    According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (Unesco) website, every year, 3 May is a date which “celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.”

    Namibia is currently ranked 17th globally for press freedom and some Namibians prefer social media networks like Facebook and Twitter as a go-to for news. Martha Emvula, a student at Unam said news on social media platforms are easily accessible, but “they do not always provide the full story.” Most publications interact with their readers online, but only minor details are published on these platforms. “That is why I would still buy the newspaper after I have read about something on Facebook so I can the whole information about that story.”

    The price of newspapers range between N$3 and N$6 and are readily available and the bulk is sold by street vendors. Due to the rather high prices, the youth sometimes do not have money to purchase newspapers and so they use alternative methods to read about what is going on around the country. Joseph Mbahepo listens to the radio and specifically the OtjiHerero station for the newspaper review every morning.

    Although young people are slowly moving towards digital news, traditional newspapers are still a reliable source of news.

    TUNOHOLE MUNGOBA

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