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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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    Air Namibia employee steals from passengerAir Namibia employee steals from passenger An employee of Air Namibia together with two other suspects were Saturday arrested at the Walvis Bay Airport for alleged theft of alcohol.
    The Air Namibia employee is 58-year-old and was arrested with an employee of South Africa Express (South African Airways) aged 36 and another 29-year-old man.
    A police incident report obtained from Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator for the Namibian Police Force, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu confirmed today.
    It is alleged the suspects opened the baggage of a passenger and took two bottles of whiskey, a bottle of wine, a jacket and pair of shoes without his consent.
    The passenger is Chinese and was boarding to China.
    Iikuyu estimated the value of the items to be N$4 620.
    He said the complainant only noticed the items were missing when he landed in China and informed his friend in Namibia, who reported the matter to the police.
    Iikuyu said the incident was caught on camera and led to the arrest of the suspects.
    “Only one bottle of whiskey and a jacket were recovered. The complainant will be back in Namibia in a month’s time to testify on the matter,” reads the report.
    The suspects are expected to appear in the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court this week and police investigations into the matter continue.
    Iikuyu also reported a break-in on Tuesday at O&C computer shop in Walvis Bay between 01:00 and 02:30.
    A male suspect allegedly smashed the shop window with a brick to gain entrance and steal two printers worth N$10 000.
    Iikuyu said the man was arrested and the printers recovered.
    He is expected to appear in court this week and police investigations into the matter continue.


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  • 05/17/17--16:00: New faces in Team Namibia
  • New faces in Team NamibiaNew faces in Team Namibia The Namibian rugby union has named a 28-man squad for the upcoming Nations Cup tournament in Montevideo, Uruguay from 10 to 18 June.

    This tournament, as well as their participation in the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2017 during July, serves as preparation for qualification for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

    Half the team is still under 25 years of age as five new faces join the fray. The new recruits are Mahepisa Tjeriko, Johan Retief, Justin Newman, Lesley Klim and 19-year-old flyhalf Cliven Loubser.

    The team consist of ten local players and 18 foreign-based players and will be captained by Blue Bulls loose forward Renaldo Bothma.

    New recruit Tjeriko said it was a shock when he received the news that he was in the team.

    “It is up to me to go out there and show everyone what I got. I have a lot of work to do in the gym in preparation for the tournament. I have represented Namibia in the under- 20 Cup and I don't fear any team at the moment because we have strong, experienced players guiding us,” he said.

    The squad is as follows:

    Props: Casper Viviers, AJ de Klerk, Collen Smith, Johannes Coetzee and standby Andries Rousseau.

    Hookers: Torsten van Jaarsveld, Louis van der Westhuizen, Shaun du Preez and standby Gerhard Lötter.

    Locks: Tjiuee Uanive, Janco Venter, Ruan Ludick, Mahepisa Tjeriko and standby: Muniovita Kasiringua

    Backrow: Wian Conradie, PJ van Lill, Renaldo Bothma (captain), Johan Retief, Christo van der Merwe and standby Leneve Damens

    Scrumhalves: Eugene Jantjies, Damian Stevens and standby Cameron Klassen

    Flyhalves: Theuns Kotze (vice-captain), Cliven Loubser and standby MP Pretorius.

    Centers: Darryl de la Harpe, JC Greyling, Justin Newman, Johan Deysel and standby Francois Wiese.

    Back 3: Johan Tromp, Lesley Klim, Gino Wilson, Chrysander Botha and standby David Philander.


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  • 05/17/17--16:00: Draw is out
  • Draw is outDraw is outWarriors eye Cosafa win The much-anticipated draw for the 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup took place on Tuesday, setting up some tasty ties for the regional showpiece tournament. Thirteen competing sides learned their path to glory in this year's 20th Cosafa Cup competition which will be hosted in South Africa's North West province from June 25 to July 9.

    The tournament had 14 countries participating last year but Comoros Islands withdrew their participation and will be replaced by Tanzania, who return for a third shot at glory after competing in 1997 and 2015.

    In the quarterfinals Namibia face Lesotho.

    Reacting via a media release from the Namibia Football Association on Tuesday, Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti said he was aware of what they faced.

    “They play positive football with a lot of energy. We will have to control those qualities, which I think we are capable of.”

    He said the aim of the team was to lift the trophy.

    “We will take it one match at a time because that is what it's really about. You can't play the next game before the one you have to play.”

    Mannetti was cautious though, saying the team's preparations would determine how they fared in the tournament. Namibia have played Lesotho nine times, winning three, losing three and drawing three matches.

    This is the 20th edition of the Cosafa tournament that is held with the aim of unearthing 'Footballers of the Future'.

    The format of the competition will remain the same as in previous years, with the eight lowest-ranked sides according to past Cosafa performance taking part in the first round.

    They are split into two pools, each containing four sides, with the top team in each group advancing to the quarterfinals after the round-robin stage.

    There they will join the six other sides on the field as the tournament continues in a knockout format.

    The losers in the quarterfinals drop into the plate competition.

    If they progress past Lesotho, the Brave Warriors will face the winner of the quarterfinal between last year's losing finalists, Botswana, and Zambia. In quarterfinal three, defending champions South Africa will face the winner from Group A that is comprised of Tanzania, Malawi, Angola and Mauritius.

    Tanzania replaces Comoros Islands, who withdrew from the finals. Swaziland will take on the winner of Group B, which is made up of Seychelles, Madagascar, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

    South Africa will come up against either Angola, East African guest nation Tanzania, Mauritius or Malawi in the regional showpiece tournament.

    Swaziland will face the winners of Group B, which is a hugely competitive pool that includes Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Mozambique and Seychelles.

    As in the last two editions, the losing teams in the quarterfinals will enter the plate competition. The regional showpiece tournament was first played in 1997 and has been won four times each by South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Angola has three titles to their name and Namibia one.

    – Additional reporting by Nampa


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  • 05/17/17--16:00: Football developing locally
  • Football developing locallyFootball developing locallyAfrica Day tournament launched The Khomas Under-15 Youth League yesterday launched its first ever U-15 Africa Day tournament that will be played from 25 to 28 May in Windhoek. NAMPA

    The Africa Day Youth Cup will see players from the 12 teams that compete in the Khomas U-15 Youth League lock horns at the Namibia Football Association technical centre.

    Speaking at the launch, NFA first vice-president Ludwig Nunubeb said youth development remained key to football in the country. He said this cup should be used by young players to learn from each other and become better footballers and disciplined citizens.

    Nunubeb said the NFA and partners were answering the government’s call for creating decent jobs, rural development, crime prevention and health development through sports development for children.

    “Today, we are rededicating ourselves to using sport, education and culture as an instrument to overcome our societal challenges. This competition is also addressing the call for job creation as coaches, referees and medical personnel are being groomed.”

    Speaking at the same occasion, Julien Garises, who represented the Khomas Second Division, said events of this nature allowed players to be nurtured at an early age and to play a vital role in youth development.

    Celebrated annually on 25 May, Africa Day is observed in commemoration of the formation of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963, which was the basis of the African Union.

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  • 05/17/17--16:00: Africa Cup comes to The Dome
  • Africa Cup comes to The DomeAfrica Cup comes to The Dome STAFF REPORTER

    The Namibia Ice- and Inline Hockey Association will host the inaugural Africa Cup at The Dome in Swakopmund from 23 to 27 May.

    According to a press release by the association, the Cup came about after Gilbert Portier, president of the World Inline Hockey Association (Wiha) visited Namibia to inspect and evaluate the facilities in Swakopmund in order to host the 2018 inline hockey world championships.

    Although the facilities were approved by the team as a potential venue to host the championships, the idea failed to materialise as the requirement of a substantial foreign currency denominated security deposit was not met.

    Being impressed by the facilities, Portier then proposed a local event with international participation. The idea was then taken up Brian Sobel, Dave Hammond, Heike Dedig and Trish Hammond.

    The Africa Cup will not only pave the way for Namibia to become a potential host for the world championships, but also showcase the talent of Namibian players and the level of development of the sport in Namibia and Africa.

    “Should Namibia be able to successfully present the Africa Cup this year, it is then planned to be hosted annually and to attract teams and individual players from all over the world to participate in the event, thus promoting Namibia,” read the statement.

    Three international teams have confirmed their participation in the event: Norway, Germany and South Africa and three teams from Namibia, made up of players from Spain, Eritrea and Canada.

    On top of that one of the most well-known referees from the USA will be offering his services to be the head umpire and also to train local senior referees.

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  • 05/17/17--16:00: New sheriffs join club
  • New sheriffs join clubNew sheriffs join club Chinese brother and sister Dai Yongge and Dai Xiu Li have become the majority shareholders of Reading.

    The pair began negotiations to purchase a 75% stake from the Championship club's Thai owners in November.

    The Premier League, who have a say in takeovers of clubs who could compete in their league, had been reported to be “cautious” about the deal.

    Reading reached the Championship play-off final with a 2-1 aggregate victory over Fulham on Tuesday.

    The English Football League released a statement yesterday which said they have “no objections to the change of control application made by Reading Football Club”.

    The statement added: “Following a full review of the transaction, the EFL has insisted upon - and the club/new owners have agreed - to a number of additional reporting requirements including enhanced financial monitoring, so as to ensure that their performance is consistent with the application we have considered.”

    Yongge and Xiu Li previously unsuccessfully tried to purchase Hull City, with the deal falling through amid speculation that they had not met the Premier League's fit and proper person's requirements.

    Reading's previous Thai owners, who will retain a minority stake, had been in control of the club since September 2014.

    “One of my first priorities will be to visit the development site for the new training ground,” Dai Yongge told the club website.

    “We also intend to revisit stadium extension plans with the vision of creating world-class facilities at the club.”


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    James Rodriguez to Man UnitedJames Rodriguez to Man United Speculation is rife that Real Madrid's James Rodriguez will move to Old Trafford when the season ends.

    James Rodriguez will move to Manchester United, according to Spanish football expert Graham Hunter.

    Rodriguez, 25, has fallen down the pecking order at Real Madrid and has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League.

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in the Colombia international as he looks to bolster his attacking ranks in the summer.

    It is suggested United and Rodriguez have already come to an agreement on personal terms over a move to Old Trafford this summer.

    A deal is said to have already been 'agreed in principle' with a four-year contract being offered to him by United.

    But despite reports quashing this speculation with no deal imminent, Hunter is confident Rodriguez will leave Real and join United.

    Real Madrid wants to sell, his price is gettable by Manchester United and they want a world star,” Hunter told talkSPORT.


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  • 05/17/17--16:00: When it rains it pours
  • When it rains it poursWhen it rains it poursFrench Open decides against giving former champion a wildcard Maria Sharapova will miss the French Open after tournament officials decided not to give the two-time champion a wildcard. The Russian, 30, was ranked too low to gain direct entry as she continues her return from a 15-month drugs ban.

    “There can be a wildcard for the return from injuries - there cannot be a wildcard for the return from doping,” French Tennis Federation (FFT) chief Bernard Giudicelli Ferrandini said.

    The French Open begins on 28 May.

    Sharapova had been hoping to receive a wildcard either into the main draw or the qualifying tournament. “I'm very sorry for Maria, very sorry for her fans,” added Giudicelli Ferrandini.

    “They might be very disappointed, she might be very disappointed, but it's my responsibility, my mission, to protect the high standards of the game played without any doubt on the result.”

    Shortly after learning of her Roland Garros snub, Sharapova withdrew injured from her second-round Italian Open match against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

    Sharapova returned to action without a ranking last month and has since risen to 211 in the world after receiving wildcards in Stuttgart, Madrid and Rome. That will be enough to at least earn a qualifying spot at Wimbledon next month.

    Sharapova needed to reach the semi-finals of the Italian Open to qualify for Wimbledon's main draw but retired in the second round on Tuesday when leading Lucic-Baroni 4-6 6-3 2-1. “I apologise for having to withdraw from my match with a left thigh injury,” she said. “I will be getting all the necessary examinations to make sure it is not serious.”

    Sharapova will now have to wait until 20 June to discover whether she is among the wildcards at the All England Club.

    The former world number one has not played a Grand Slam since she tested positive for heart disease drug meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.

    That brought an initial two-year ban, later reduced to 15 months after the Court of Arbitration for Sport found she was not an “intentional doper”.


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  • 05/17/17--16:00: My kingdom for a bakkie
  • My kingdom for a bakkieMy kingdom for a bakkie South Africans have a vast array of options when it comes to choosing a new bakkie. In a market rich with fantastic offerings, deciding on which bakkie to purchase can be daunting.

    Part of the problem in finding the ideal bakkie is that motorists have to scout for one that fits their budget; and that’s easier said than done. Wheels24 has listed some of most expensive double-cab models available in South Africa. Feel free to add a couple of grand for local prices.

    Hitting R700k!

    Volkswagen has launched its facelifted Amarok, fitted with a new 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, in South Africa in April 2017. Compared to rivals - the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger - the Amarok is the only bakkie to offer a V6 diesel derivative.

    The enhancements and tweaks made to the new bakkie does come at cost. Just shy of R750 000, the top-spec Amarok is quite pricey - it's more than R100 000 than the top-of-the-range Toyota Hilux!

    What's even more alarming is the fact that Mercedes-Benz new SA-bound bakkie, the X-Class, has yet to be launched on southern African shores.

    Here are SA’s five most expensive double-cab bakkies:

    1 Volkswagen Amarok 3.0 TDI V6 4Motion Extreme - R748 600

    The Amarok's new 3.0-litre V6 diesel released the cat among the pigeons, and with 165kW/550Nm there is more than enough pulling power to take on rivals. Although this type of power in a bakkie sounds awesome, it comes at a hefty price. There will be consumers who'll opt for this derivative but they'll have to ask question whether the V6 is worth the +R740 000 price tag? VW does offer the same engine on two lower-spec models, retailing for R716 600 and R665 700, respectively.

    2 Toyota Land Cruiser 79 4.5D-4D LX V8 - R734 800

    The Land Cruiser, one of SA's greatest bakkie success stories, has come a long way. It has a proven off-road system and a die-hard reputation. It's currently South Africa's only V8 bakkie and that alone is a nice credential to have. It's 4.5-litre engine is capable of 151kW/430Nm. For R734 800 you're purchasing a monster double-cab in SA that's built for hard labour and capable of tackling any terrain.

    3 Toyota Hilux 4.0 V6 4×4 Raider - R621 600

    The Toyota Hilux has the luxury of a being SA's best-selling bakkie and tops overall vehicle sales. The double-cab 4.0-litre V6 churns out 175kW/376Nm and is the last remaining petrol V6 engine on the local pick-up market. And at R621 600 it is the only petrol option in this list.

    4 Ford Ranger 3.2 4×4 Wildtrak auto - R619 900

    Ford's Ranger bakkie is embroiled in a constant battle with the Hilux with both competing for the title of SA's best-selling bakkie. With its 3.2-litre diesel engine (147kW/470Nm) it gives the Hilux a good run for its money. The Wildtrak looks more purposeful than its lesser siblings and with its orange paintjob is a lot more intimidating on the road. Priced from R619 900.

    5 Nissan Navara 2.3D 4×4 LE auto - R584 900

    The Navara was launched in SA in March 2017 with only a 2.3-litre diesel engine (140kW/450Nm) available. The automaker could've launched a 3.0-litre V6 diesel derivative too but decided against this to avoid rising prices. The Navara has a five-link coil-suspension setup at the rear that gives the bakkie a ride quality akin to that of an SUV. And at R584 900 that's not too bad.

    Looking for a new off-road ride? Better get saving then because remember, fuel, services, tyres and insurance, forgetting about interest, will add to your bill.


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  • 05/17/17--16:00: Best for dents
  • Best for dentsBest for dentsMotoworx will make your baby new Scratches, dull paint job… dents, missing fenders or bumpers, Motoworx has you back so bring in your baby… We all know it – we read about it every day and if you are someone that listens to the radio station, you know it too. Cars and Namibian roads mean dents, scratches and sometimes, rather large work, if at all feasible. Our rate of crashes and accidents are through the roof and those are just the ones that are reported. Far more common are the fender-benders – city driving and poles that simply jump out at you.

    Got something going on on your paintjob which you simply cannot look at anymore? There is only one place to go and that is Motoworx. Established a mere two years ago, the Motoworx has made a name for itself in providing only the best craftsmanship when it comes to panelbeating your baby – and we mean that in the best possible way.

    In two short years, the company went from 10 to 27 people employed, a sure sign that the best work and the best service is offered. Their growth has been phenomenal.

    The reason for their success? Honest customer service, client satisfaction and hard work they say. Put those three elements together and ships sail smoothly.

    Motoworx does all kinds of vehicle repairs from older models, new models, imported vehicles – you name it. If it needs work, the team at Motoworx can do it for you.

    The company employs only the latest technology to give you your best job ever and best of all, they use Glasurit paint – as they have since they first opened their doors. A great product coupled with excellent customer service from Hemco makes all the difference in the world.

    Glasurit lights up any vehicle and has the widest variety of colours in its pallet offering the best finishing results on any job. Motoworx says the quality is simply outstanding.

    With their ultimate goal to be the best service delivery panel shop in Namibia, they are sure to make it sooner than you think.

    Contact Grant Cloete – 081 122 8289, or Warren Majiedt – 081 472 8917, Henry Cloete – 081 249 8644 or the office in Windhoek at 226636. Drop an email to reception@motoworx.com.na or find them at Unit 44 Hyper Motor City, Windhoek.


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  • 05/17/17--16:00: Taya hupu mefundja
  • Taya hupu mefundjaTaya hupu mefundjaTaya pula omakwatho okuza kepangelo Aakiintu yahamano yomvula dhili pokati ko-42 no -60 oya unga oontanda mondjila yaShikuku nOutapi momukunda Oshikulufitu, taya landitha oohi kaalongithindjila ndjoka, opo ya vule okupalutha oofamili hawo. Aakiintu mboka oya hokolola nkene oonkalamwenyo dhawo dha lundululwa pakathimbo kefundja, nokuhupa miiyemo mbyoka taya mono okuza mokulanditha oohi.

    Oya popi kutya ohaya landa oohi ndhoka okuza kaantu mboka haya kwata oohi nokulanditha po ishewe oohi ndhoka. Oya popi kutya oya unga oontanda dhawo pehala mpoka okuza mesiku lyotango lyomwedhi Apilili.

    Aakiintu mboka oya holola kutya oyali ya hupu natango momukalo guli ngaaka oomvula ndatu dha piti.

    Sho ya popi kombinga yokukondjitha oluhepo momukalo ngoka, Agripine Sheimi okwa popi kutya iiyemo mbyoka haya mono okuza melanditho lyoohi oye ya kwathela noonkondo mokulundulula oonkalamwenyo dhawo.

    “Otwa pondola okuyambulapo oonkalamwenyo dhetu ngaashi okulanda omaliko getu niimaliwa mbyoka twa mono okuza melanditho lyoohi, okutula momalugumbo omagumbo getu, okulanda iikulya momagumbo, okufuta aantu ya longe momapya getu omanga tu li huka, oku tula omeya goopomba momagumo getu, okulanda iipumbiwa yoskola yaanona yetu oshowo okulanda iimuna ngaashi iikombo,” Sheimi a popi.

    Oya popi kutya momasiku omawanawa ohaya ningi oshimaliwa sha thika poo- N$1 500 momwedhi unene mOsondaha sho aalongithindjila ndjoka taya shuna komahala gawo hoka haya kala omanga mokati koshiwike haya vulu okuninga iimaliwa ya thika pooN$700 no N$900.

    Sho a yelitha kutya oshike ya unga oontanda, Sheimi okwa popi kutya oya tokola okukala ya unga oontanda opo ya yandwe uufudhi woohi dhawo okuza kaakwashigwana, oshowo iinamwenyo ngaashi iingulu noombwa mbyoka hayi li po oohi dhawo.

    Shiemi okwa popi kutya ihaya lala aluhe poontanda dhawo ndhoka molwaashoka oye na iinakugwanithwa yilwe ye na okuyilonga komagumbo gawo.

    “Ihatu lala mpaka aluhe na ohatu paathana oompito, oshiholelwa otandi pula mukwetu a talepo piinima yandje manga tandi yi kegumbo na otandi kemukwathela woo uuna taka hala okuza po,” Sheimi a popi.

    Nonando aakiintu mboka oya pandula sho taya mono iiyemo ngaaka okupitila mokulanditha oohi ndhoka dha etithwa kefundja, omaipulo ogeli mpaka kutya otaya ka hupa ngiini uuna omeya gwa pwine.

    Oya pula woo epangelo opo li ya yambidhidhe ya vule okupewa omadheulo nokuninga oshitopolwa shoopoloyeka ndhoka tadhi vulu okuya monitha iilonga nenge ya ninge oongesefa dhawo.

    Sho a ningilwa omapulaapulo, Ngoloneya gwaMusati, Erginus Endjala okwa popi kutya aakiintu mboka naya ye mekwatathano nOokomitiye dhOmayambulepo mIikandjohogololo yawo moonkambadhala dhokukondjitha okwaahena iilonga nookomitiye ndhoka ohadhi ukitha oshinakugwanithwa shoka kOkomitiye yOmayambulepo gwIitopolwa.

    Kehe moshikandjohogololo otu na mo okomitiye ya nuninwa okukondjithaa okwaahena iilonga nookomitye ndjoka odha kwatathana nookomitiye dhomayambulepo miitopolwa ndhoka dhi na oshinakugwanithwa shokutota po oopoloeyka, pahapu dha Endjala.

    “Omayele ngoka tandi vulu okuya pa oongoka kutya ngele oye na omathaneko gongeshefa nena oya pumbwa okuya komandiki gawo ngoka opo ya vule okumona omakwatho,” Endjala ta ti.


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    Omalelo goondoolopa ogo taga etitha eikuthilo lyeviOmalelo goondoolopa ogo taga etitha eikuthilo lyevi Amushanga gwoDTA, Manuel Ngaringombe, okwa popi kutya omalelo goondoolopa moNamibia ogo taga hwahwameke aakwashigwana yiikuthile evi molwaashoka otaga ndopa mokugandja evi kaakwashigwana mboka ye li mompumbwe.

    Ngaringombe okwa popi kutya iikolokosha ayihe yeikuthilo lyevi otayi etithwa kokulonga nuunkundi kwomalelo goondoolopa noompangela dhaana ongushu.

    Amushanga gwoDTA okwa popi kutya shoka sha holoka mombaye omasiku ga piti, osha faaathana naashoka sha holoka mo 8ste Laan mOvenduka iiwike ya piti.

    Ngaringombe ngoka a li woo nale kansela melelo lyondoolopa yaMbaye okwa popi kutya aakwashigwana mboka oya thiminikwa konkalo opo yiikuthile evi omagumbo gawo otaga hanagulwa po.

    “Opolisi otayi hanagulapo omagumbo gaantu mboka kaye na we mpoka taya vulu okuya. Oofamili muna aanona aashona otadhi thiminikwa opo dhi ye momapandaanda nopethimbo ndika kwa talala.”

    Okwa popi kutya momukalo ngoka, omaliko gaakwashigwana otaga hanagulwa po woo.

    Ngaringombe, okwa popi kutya omauvaneko giifundja ngoka taga ningilwa aakwashigwana nokutulwa momisholondondo omileeleka dhaamboka ya tegelela okupewa omagumbo nomahala, ogo taga etitha aakwashigwana ya loloke.

    Pahapu dhe omalelo inaga pumbwa okukutha pomahala aantu mboka yiikuthile evi molwaashoka aantu mboka ya loloka okutegelela oye wete kutya omukalo gwokwiikuthila evi ogwo owala tagu vulu okulonga kuyo.

    Okwa kunkilile kutya omalelo goondoolopa naga ninge oshitopolwa shekandulepo lyomukundu gwevi.


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    Oontamanana mOndonga dha shituka iita yopaumweneOontamanana mOndonga dha shituka iita yopaumweneEpangelo lya pulwa li ka tuke oonkatu Onkalo yoontamana nomananathano gekondjelo lyoshipundi shelelo lyOndonga odha londo pombanda nayamwe oya hala epangelo opo liidhope moshinima shoka. Oontamana dhekondjelo lyelelo lyOndonga odha shituka omaponokelathano gopaumwene oshowo eulathano lyomadhina, noyendji oya popi kutya onkalo ndjoka oya nika oshiponga noonkondo.

    Oontamanana ndhoka odhili pokati kaaleli yOndonga oshowo ofamili yOmbala, na odha etitha epangelo li pulwe opo li ninge oshitopolwa shooshikumungu shoka.

    Ope na woo omatumwalaka taga halutha ngoka taga topolelwathana komapandja gomakwatathano gopainternet kombinga yiikumungu yelelo ndyoka.

    Momaandaha, Chief Immanuel /Gâseb, omupeha omunashipundi gwoCouncil of Traditional Leaders moNamibia, okwa popi kutya olugodhi ndyoka lu li mOndonga otalu yi moshipaala iilonga yawo.

    /Gâseb okwa dhana onkandangala onene miinakugwanithwa yelelo ndyoka, pehala lyOmukwaniilwa gwaNdonga Immanuel Kauluma Elifas, ngoka e li monkalo yuukolele kayi li nawa na oku li omunashipundi gwoCouncil of Traditional.

    /Gâseb okwa lombwele oNamibian Sun okwa pewa omayele kominista yEyambulepo lyIitopolwa noondoolopa, Sophia Shaningwa opo kaye monooli yoshilongo okuya moonkundathana nomukwaniilwa Elifas omolwa onkalo yomananathano ndjoka yili melelo lyaNdonga.

    “Kehe omvula poomwedhi dhopetameko ohandi yi kOnamungundo opo ndi kaye moonkundathana nOmukwaniilwa Elifas. Aluhe ohandi mu tseyithile kombinga yiilonga nonkene elelo tali pula komeho noompangela ndhoka tadhi ningwa. Etalelepo lyandje olya li lya pangelwa okuningwa omwedhi gwa piti, ihe onda pewa omayele kuminista Shaningwa opo kandi ye manga, omolwaashoka elelo lyaNdonga oli li moontamanana. Nonando ondayi yi kongaashigeyi kashi na shoka tashi kwatha molwaashoka Kauluma okwa kutha miilonga omunashipundi gwElelo lyaNdonga oshowo amushanga gwelelo. Mboka oyo ndali handi yi nayo mekwatathano moonkundathana dhandje nomukwaniilwa molwaashoka oyo ye na euveko lyiikumungu yomalelo gopamuthigululwakalo. Ondi uvite kutya omugameni nale gwomupresidende Sam Nujuma, Nepando Amupanda oye ta longo pehala lyamushanga gwelelo ndyoka, ihe ondi na uumbanda ngele oku na tuu ontseyo kombinga yomalelo gopamuthigululwakalo.”

    Sho a ningilwa omapulaapulo, Shaningwa okwa popi kutya ina tseyithilwa pambelewa kombinga yoontamanana dhaNdonga. Okwa popi kutya Ondonga Traditional Authority oyi na ontseyo kutya ohaku longithwa omilandu dhini okutseyithila minista.

    “Itandi vulu okupopya ngashiingeyi sigo nda tseyithilwa pambelewa, ayehe mboka ya kuthwa miilonga naamboka ya pingenepo oonakukuthwa miilonga inaya tseyithilandje sha,” Shaningwa ta ti.

    Joseph Asino gumwe gwomwaamboka ya kuthwa miilonga okwa pataneke omapopyo gaShaningwa kutya okwa tseyithilwa kombinga yonkalo ndjoka kElenga Enene lyUukwambi, Herman Iipumbu ngoka e li omupeha omunashipundi gwomalelo gopamuthigululwakalo gahetatu monooli. Oonkambadhala adhihe dhokumona Iipumbu odha hulile muunyengwi.

    Ekondjelo lyoshipundi shuukwaniilwa

    Mokati kaamboka ya tidhwa kOmukwaniilwa Immanuel Kauluma Elifas ongoka a kala omunashipundi gwElelo lyOndonga Traditional Authority (OTA), uule wethimbo ele Peter Kauluma, oshowo amushanga gwo OTA Joseph Asino.

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  • 05/17/17--16:00: WannaCry causes chaos
  • WannaCry causes chaosWannaCry causes chaos More cyber attacks could be in the pipeline after the global havoc caused by the WannaCry ransomware, South Korean cyber security experts warned on Tuesday as fingers pointed at the North.

    More than 200 000 computers in 150 countries were hit by the ransomware attack, described as the largest ever of its kind, over the weekend.

    Since Friday, banks, hospitals and state agencies have been among the victims of hackers exploiting vulnerabilities in older versions of Microsoft computer operating systems and demanding payment in the virtual currency Bitcoin.

    The code used in the latest attack shared many similarities with past hacks blamed on the North, including the targeting of Sony Pictures and the central bank of Bangladesh, said Simon Choi, director of Seoul internet security firm Hauri.

    Choi, known to have vast troves of data on Pyongyang's hacking activities, has publicly warned against potential ransomware attacks by the North since last year.

    “I saw signs last year that the North was preparing ransomware attacks or even already beginning to do so, targeting some South Korean companies,” he told AFP.

    He cited a major attack last year that stole the data of over 10 million users of Interpark, a Seoul-based online shopping site, in which hackers demanded bitcoin payments worth about US$3 million.

    Seoul police blamed the North's main intelligence agency for the attack.

    More attacks were possible, Choi said, “especially given that, unlike missile or nuclear tests, they can deny their involvement in attacks in cyberspace and get away with it”.

    Security researchers in the US, Russia and Israel have also reported signs of a potential North Korean link to the latest cyberattack, although there is no conclusive evidence yet.

    Google researcher Neel Mehta posted details showing similarities between the “WannaCry” malware and computer code used by the Lazarus hacking group, widely believed to be connected to Pyongyang.

    The isolated, nuclear-armed state is known to operate an army of thousands of hackers operating in both the North, and apparently China, and has been blamed for a number of major cyberattacks.

    In November 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment became the target of the biggest cyberattack in US corporate history, linked to its release of North Korea satire “The Interview”, hated by Pyongyang.

    Washington blamed Pyongyang for the hacking, a claim it denied - though it had strongly condemned the film, which features a fictional CIA plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong-Un.


    The North appears to have stepped up cyber-attacks in recent years in a bid to earn hard foreign currency in the face of United Nations sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile programmes, Choi said.

    He claimed to have last year tracked down an elite North Korean hacker who boasted online that the country was conducting tests for ransomware attacks.

    On an online messenger system, Choi told AFP, “He said he and his colleagues were running tests for ransomware attacks.”

    The hacker was believed to be from the North's elite Kim Chaek University of Technology in Pyongyang and suspected of launching multiple cyber-attacks on North Korean defector organisations in Seoul, Choi said.

    His IP address and other digital traces pointed to the North, he added.

    So far 11 South Korean companies have been affected by WannaCry, Seoul's Yonhap news agency said, citing data from the state-run Korea Internet and Security Agency.

    The malware blocks computers and puts up images on victims' screens demanding payment of US$300 in the virtual currency Bitcoin, saying: “Ooops, your files have been encrypted!”

    Payment is demanded within three days or the price is doubled, and if none is received within seven days the locked files will be deleted, according to the message.

    The malware uses a hacking tool known as EternalBlue, which was published last month by an anonymous hacking group called Shadow Brokers, saying it had been obtained from the US National Security Agency.

    “When the leak was published, I thought the North would never miss a chance like this,” Lim Jong-In, a professor of Korea University Graduate School of Information Security, told AFP.

    “I'm afraid that there may be more attacks down the road using the rest of the tools leaked in April,” he said.


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  • 05/17/17--16:00: Less pax in the air
  • Less pax in the airLess pax in the airTerrorism impacts European airlines The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released a report on the impact of recent terrorist attacks in Western Europe on air travel. The terrorist attacks in Western Europe in late-2015 and early-2016 reduced European airlines' international passenger traffic by an estimated 1.6% in the following year compared to what would otherwise have happened.

    We estimate that this reduced European airlines' 2016 revenues by around US$2.5 billion (N$33.75 billion).

    Nonetheless, by contrast to previous major shock events such as after 9/11, the impact has been only temporary.

    European carriers were hit the hardest.

    The most visible impact of the terrorist attacks in Western Europe in late-2015 and early-2016 was on international revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) flown by European carriers; such traffic fell below its trend level following the Paris attacks in November 2015. International RPKs started to rise again immediately afterwards in seasonally-adjusted terms, but the upward trend was interrupted following the Brussels bombing in March 2016.

    Given that European airlines' international traffic accounts for around 24% of industry-wide RPKs, this impact was felt at a global level too: the seasonally adjusted upward trend in industry-wide RPKs moderated during the first half of 2016.

    European airlines' international traffic only started recovering fully from June 2016 onwards, when it began growing faster than its trend pace. This was helped by a pick-up in global and regional economic conditions, as well as broader stimulus from lower airfares. All told, European airlines' international traffic had recovered above its trend level by the end of 2016.

    At a route-level, there is still a lingering impact on the Europe-Asia market (outbound travel from Asia is known to be particularly sensitive to shock events); while recovering, RPKs flown between Europe and Asia are still not back to where they would have been if they had followed the seasonally adjusted trend in place ahead of the terrorist events. By contrast, the level of international travel within Europe has since fully recovered back to its 'pre-attacks' trend level.

    Negative impact

    Overall, we estimate that European airlines' international traffic was around 1.6% lower in the year following the attacks than it would have been in the absence of such events. All else equal, we estimate that this reduced European airline revenues in 2016 by around US$2.5 billion.

    It is difficult to judge what impact this had at a global level because at least some travel would have been displaced. But in the absence of the disruption caused by terrorist attacks, industry-wide RPK growth may have been up to 0.4 percentage points faster than the 7.4% pace registered in 2016.

    Nonetheless, as was the case during the SARS pandemic in 2003 and the Icelandic ash cloud in 2010, the impact on European international passenger traffic has been temporary. This underlines the resilience of air passenger demand to short-lived shock events.

    By contrast, European international traffic has been subject to two much larger and crucially permanent shocks over the past 25 years or so: One following 9/11 and the dot-com bust in the early-2000s, and another following the global financial crisis.

    European air travel recovered to its pre-9/11 trend growth rate between 2002 and 2008. However, there was a permanent loss of traffic relative to trend, and the pre-9/11 peak was not passed until October 2004.

    By contrast, the experience following the global financial crisis is associated not only with a permanently lower level of traffic relative to trend, but also a permanently slower pace of trend growth. The latter could relate to a range of reasons, both on the demand and the supply side - not least the very weak and fragile economic backdrop seen in the region in the years since the crisis. (It is possible that the trend pace of growth seen in the early 2000s was unsustainable too.)

    Nonetheless, the key point is that the impact on European carriers' international traffic following the crisis has been permanent, and far exceeds the estimated temporary impact following the recent terrorist attacks. In fact, international RPKs flown by European airlines remain around 30% lower than where they would have been if they had followed the trend growth path that they were following during the early to mid-2000s.


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    UK households suffer financial squeezeUK households suffer financial squeeze Inflation has gnawed further into the budgets of British households this month, according to a survey that suggests the greatest financial squeeze for consumers since mid-2014 as a national election approaches.

    The IHS Markit Household Finance Index fell to 42.4, down slightly from 42.5 in April. The fall was driven by a steep rise in living costs, resulting in the sharpest fall in cash available to spend in two-and-a-half years.

    The survey drove home the challenge facing British households as inflation rises, with living costs a big campaign issue ahead of the June 8 election.

    Official data on Tuesday showed inflation rose to its highest level since September 2013 at 2.7 percent last month, extending its sharp rise since the vote to leave the European Union. “Recent pressures on UK consumer finances have been the sharpest for almost three years,” said economist Tim Moore at data company IHS Markit.

    “There are also signs that some households have responded to stretched budgets by taking on extra borrowing.”

    Last week, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned 2017 will be challenging for consumers, with inflation now almost certain to overtake wage growth.

    Moore said pessimism among Britons about the outlook for their finances in the next 12 months was the most widespread since late 2013.


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  • 05/17/17--16:00: Zambia pioneers power tech
  • Zambia pioneers power techZambia pioneers power techHome to first digital substation in Africa The supply of power is crucial to Africa not only for human well-being, but also for development and Zambia appears to have reliability under control. While Zambia is currently embroiled in a political crisis, it is about to show the world that Africa can leapfrog power technology.

    That is according to Lazarus Angbazo, CEO of Energy Connections Business for GE Sub-Saharan Africa.

    “We are very excited that we are about to start commissioning a pioneer project in Zambia,” he told Fin24 at the African Utility Week in Cape Town on Tuesday.

    “We are just about to conclude the construction of the first digital substation in Africa,” he said. “This is a demonstration of leapfrog technology coming to Africa in a big way. That is a catalyst for similar projects around the region.

    “The beauty of the digital substation is that it leverages all the digital advantages: reliability, asset optimisation and the ability to pre-empt downtimes,” he explained. “We have the ability to leverage digital data that comes from system that provides insights.”

    Leapfrogging power technology is crucial on a continent that is so far behind the world in electricity generation. “Two-thirds of Africans don't have access to electricity,” said Angbazo. “That's over 600 million people.”

    “Power remains the number one challenge of our region,” said Angbazo. “Without power, the economic development aspirations won't be met.”

    Africa has an installed base of 80 GW of electricity, half of which is in South Africa. There is also 12 GW in Nigeria, 4 GW in Ethiopia, and 2 GW each in Ghana, Ivory Coast and Kenya.

    “Those that have access, lose over 25% of generated power during the transmission of electricity,” he said.

    “Other than South Africa, most of what is installed doesn't necessary get delivered,” said Angbazo.

    “The biggest challenge in the value chain is the transmission infrastructure, which is quite degraded in most countries.

    “It requires updating and modernisation and expansion,” he said. “This conference is growing in importance and sense of urgency with respect to the distribution and transmission challenges, which are critical for the delivery of power.”

    Angbazo provided four solutions to the power problems facing Africa:

    1. Connecting generation to the grid and the grid to the distribution network: The balance of plant solutions are what GE Energy Connections Business provides. For example, substations, transformers, circuit breakers, connectors and disconnectors, grid automation technology and asset optimisation software. This allows physical delivery of power and provides stability and reliability of power as well as optimisation of operations.

    2. Integrating new sources of power: With innovations in technology and climate change, countries need to address a mix of energy. All of these need to be integrated into the grid. Existing grid infrastructure is one way; it's about integrating new, renewable sources.

    3. Financing the projects: If you look around the region, there is money that wants to be here, but isn't because investors can't see well planned, structured and bankable projects. Demand creation: working with government to put together solutions, including financing to ensure projects are executable and provide assurance of delivery from design, to construction to operations.

    4. Capacity building: GE has made a big bet in Africa – it has localised a great deal of operations technology, skills and capacity. The company does training for human capital development for state utilities.

    Angbazo said he was encouraged by the cooperation of South African government decision-makers and industry stakeholders in the utility sector.

    “The key challenge is how we accelerate the development and delivery of projects,” he said. “Part of that is financing, project development capability, and the prioritisation that governments have.”


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  • 05/17/17--16:00: Offer made on Moneyweb
  • Offer made on MoneywebOffer made on Moneyweb African Media Entertainment (AME) has made an offer to buy Moneyweb for between R27.5 million and R30 million and plans to delist it from the JSE on August 7 2017.

    AME and Moneyweb said in a statement after markets closed on Tuesday that on 5 May AME made an offer to acquire all of the issued ordinary shares of the company, excluding 1 000 000 ordinary shares already held by AME and 1 197 196 treasury shares held by Moneyweb.

    They said the cash-based offer will be priced at R0.26 per Moneyweb share while the offer to be settled in AME shares will be priced at R0.28 per Moneyweb share. This comes to between R27.5 million and R30 million for the sale of the shares. Moneyweb last traded at R0.17, making the offer a 53% premium.

    AME operates in the radio sector with stations like Algoa FM, OFM and Radio Heads. “AME has decided to expand its sphere of operations within the media space,” they said.

    The deal will result in Moneyweb, which is 50.7% owned by Caxton, having a single shareholder “who will have a vested interest in its growth and development”, the statement explained. It also provides Moneyweb shareholders with an opportunity to benefit from AME's relatively higher market rating and to participate in a more liquid share, they said.


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    Herero Mall upgrade still on City agendaHerero Mall upgrade still on City agenda The Windhoek municipality plans to upgrade Herero Mall in Katutura but cannot say when it will happen, as the starting date will be determined by the availability of funds.

    Seventy-six businesses, including shebeens, barbershops and mechanics, operate from Herero Mall. The businesses operate from corrugated-iron structures as there are no formal buildings.

    Windhoek mayor Muesee Kazapua told Nampa last week that the municipality was looking into how it could finance the upgrade.

    “We can't say when, but it is an open secret that there is a global economic crisis which the municipality is not immune to. But as soon as our financial situation becomes favourable, there is no doubt that the upgrade will start,” Kazapua said.

    City councillor Joseph Kauandenge spoke about the plans to improve the market at a meeting at the Ovaherero Commando Hall some two weeks ago.

    He was giving the community feedback on progress made by the city council since he was sworn in as councillor representing the National Unity Democratic Organisation in December 2015.

    Kauandenge said water and sanitation should be a priority because there are no toilets at Herero Mall, which leads to poor hygiene.

    A City of Windhoek employee who spoke on condition of anonymity said there was an urgent need for a revamp of the market.

    A spokesperson for the traders at Herero Mall, Runaa Tjikuzu, said on Friday that negotiations with the municipality were continuing and had been fruitful.

    With regard to the current state of the market, Tjikuzu said they had offered to fence off the land at their own cost, but the City promised to meet them halfway.

    “After fencing, we plan to build toilets,” Tjikuzu said.


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