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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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    Fans in two minds about Indongo's next fightFans in two minds about Indongo's next fight Local boxing fans have shared their views on which boxer they want world champion Julius Indongo to fight next.

    Julius Indongo's rise to fame is evident. Indongo is the first Namibian to hold three world titles at the same time; now he is chasing the WBC belt which is in Terence Crawford's possession.

    Indongo is now faced with the prospect of fighting US boxer Crawford. However, some of Indongo's supporters believe that he should first fight the likes of Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia, both from the US, and build a reputation before he meets Crawford.

    Mewiliko Muhongo, one of his supporters, said choosing to fight Crawford would be a risky decision.

    “I closely watched both videos but I can say Crawford is more powerful and more experienced than Indongo. Indongo is also fine but needs to work on his defensive techniques before the fight. Indongo can win through a knockout but Crawford doesn't make mistakes like Burns. His defensive technique is far better advanced. Anyhow, I trust Indongo, he can still unify and defend his titles.”

    Notty Da GreatMann said it was too early for Indongo to fight Crawford. “He should first fight Adrien Bronner, Andre Berto, Viktor Pistol or Mikey Garcia before fighting Crawford,” he said.

    Crawford is a top-ranked boxer with long arms and a mix of speed and surprising power. Indongo travelled to New York to watch him fight Dominican boxer Felix Diaz on Saturday.

    Crawford retained the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Organisation junior welterweight titles after leaving his opponent in stitches. Now it seems as though the two camps are plotting a fight between the two boxers.

    That would give Indongo the chance to push himself beyond his capabilities to add the belt that is missing from his shelf. However, Indongo is obligated by the international boxing fraternity to fight Sergey Lipinets before facing any other opponent, or face the possibility of being stripped of his IBF title.

    The powerful prospect from Kazakhstan is a former kickboxer who has monstrous power and a relentless attack. In March he floored Clarence Booth from the US and is waiting patiently for a repeat.

    However, Crawford's camp also indicated that he might move up in weight class and challenge Filipino legend and current WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

    In an interview Crawford said that styles make fights and Indongo is undefeated for a reason and he's a champion for a reason. “So we're gonna have to see.”

    “The guy is coming to the fight,” Crawford's promoter Bob Arum said of Indongo.

    “We'll all talk to him when he comes to the fight. If the kid wants to fight Terence, then, it's the time to talk to him. If the kid says he wants the fight, we'll make it happen.

    “People haven't heard of [Indongo] because he hasn't fought in the United States, but our matchmakers say he's a damn good fighter and apparently looking forward down the line to fight Terence,” said Arum.



    LIMBA MUPETAMI

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    Kahiriri's bark is worse than his biteKahiriri's bark is worse than his biteNFA president hits back The football association president says the NFA has not been shaken by Namibia Football Players Union (NAFPU) threats. Namibia Football Association (NFA) president Frans Mbidi insists that the Namibia Football Players Union's ultimatums will not distract his organisation from running football affairs.

    Mbidi was responding to NAFPU's demand that the football association remove its secretary-general, Barry Rukoro, from his post.

    NAFPU staged a protest about two weeks ago in which they handed over a petition to the NFA, calling for Rukoro's removal.

    The union threatened to stage a nationwide protest if their demands were not met within a month.

    The union questioned the NFA's financial records, claiming that the leaders had been enriching themselves with the football association's money.

    However, Mbidi maintains that NAFPU's secretary-general Olsen Kahiriri is just a “barking dog” that will not bite.

    “We are really not worried about what Kahiriri and his union is trying to do because he is just a dog that barks.

    “He is trying to create confusion in football and as a football association, we are not going to allow that.

    “There is no way that FIFA would hand out grants to us if our financial records were not in order,” Mbidi said in an exclusive interview.

    “If you were there at the petition handover, I do believe you could see for yourselves that there were no players present at the event.

    “That makes one wonder if there are any players the so-called union is representing in Namibia,” he said.

    The NFA president said the fact that NAFPU was not a member of the NFA would play a role as far as deciding on NFA issues was concerned.



    Namibia Premier League

    There is still no kick-off date set for the Namibia Premier League, which has been idle for a year now because of no sponsorship.

    Last month, the NFA appointed an ad-hoc committee to spearhead the sponsorship process for the premier league.

    Mbidi reiterated that the NFA remained positive that the committee would finalise the agreement with main sponsor MTC sooner than expected.

    “As football leaders, we always remain positive and that is why I do believe that the ad-hoc committee will deliver.

    “All I can do at the moment is to urge all people responsible for starting the premier league to speed up the sponsorship process,” Mbidi said. The NFA is also finalising the new NPL statutes in order for the league to stage its elections before the end of the winter.

    Mbidi said the process was at an advanced stage and he expected it to be finalised by mid-June.

    “This will enable the NPL to hold elections for a new leadership and that it is why we want to conclude this process as early as possible.”

    NAFPU's Olsen Kahiriri could not be reached for comment yesterday.

    JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA

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  • 05/22/17--16:00: Real celebrate title
  • Real celebrate titleReal celebrate titleBarca surrender Spanish League title Real Madrid managed to win the Spanish League for the first time in five years. Thousands of Real Madrid fans, many decked in the famous white team jersey, converged in the centre of the Spanish capital to celebrate the club's 33rd league title after a 2-0 win over Malaga on Sunday.

    Elated fans cheered and lit flares when the squad arrived on an open-top bus bearing the word 'Campeones' (champions) on the side at the club's traditional celebration spot, the Plaza de Cibeles, as confetti rained down.

    Team captain Sergio Ramos and other players decked in white shirts with the number 33 on the back filmed the crowd with mobile phones from the top of the bus, which was escorted by police on horseback.

    Ramos took to a walkway over the plaza's fountain and draped the statue of the goddess Cybele with the club flag just before 03:00 as Queen's anthem 'We Are the Champions' blared out from loudspeakers.

    Real Madrid left-back Marcelo then tied a team scarf around the statue as the crowd cheered.

    “We have to win the Champions League now. We are counting on all of your support. Let's Go! Thank you very much,” Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo said atop the walkway before singing along with the crowd.

    Ronaldo and French striker Karim Benzema scored the two goals which gave Real their win over Malaga and their first Spanish league title since 2012.

    The club will pursue a third UEFA Champions League victory in four seasons in the final against Juventus, who on Sunday secured third successive Serie A and Coppa Italia double, in Cardiff on June 3.

    “This is great and on June 3 against Juventus it will be even better,” said 37-year-old Real supporter Emilio Guillen as he celebrated with friends at Plaza de Cibeles.

    If Real win the Champions League, it would be the club's first La Liga and European Champions Cup double in nearly six decades.

    Many fans heaped praise on Real coach Zinedine Zidane, the former French international who took over the club for his first head coaching job less than two years ago.

    “Hiring Zidane was the best decision Real has made in a long time,” said Alfredo Cordero, 36, who had a club flag draped over his back and carried a large plastic cup of sangria.

    “They are players of a very high quality, so I don't have to say more. I am a Real Madrid fan and I am thrilled,” said 31-year-old Real supporter Alvaro Morales.

    NAMPA/AFP

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  • 05/22/17--16:00: Kavhura tourney for November
  • Kavhura tourney for NovemberKavhura tourney for November The annual Petrus Kavhura Cup will take place in northern Namibia in November.

    The tournament will see teams from the Ndonga Linena and Ndiyona constituencies battle for top honours in the Kavango East Region.

    The competition was launched last year with the aim of educating the youth about the values of teamwork, fair play and social cohesion.

    Football will be the only sport code represented at the tournament and the crowd expects to witness some fine talent on display.

    The chairman of the competition, Poulus Haingura, assured the public that the event will be bigger and better this year.

    “The Petrus Kavhura Cup also contributes to intellectual, social and emotional development of the youth in our region.

    “We want to invite all interested teams in the region to come and play in the tournament and we also like to invite any interested potential sponsors to come on board,” Haingura said.

    Gumma Golden City won the inaugural tournament after defeating Hoha FC with one goal in the final.

    “The champions were awarded N$2 500 and gold medals with a floating trophy, while the runners-up received N$2 000 plus silver medals.

    “The team which ended third in the competition (Young Ntunguru) were compensated with N$1 500 for their efforts and an N$1000 went to fourth place team (Kanyumara),” Haingura said.

    A total of 29 teams participated in the first tournament. The organisers expect more teams to enter this year.

    JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA

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    Khomas clubs celebrate Africa DayKhomas clubs celebrate Africa Day Twelve clubs will take part in the Africa Day Under-15 Khomas Youth Cup at the NFA Technical Centre in Windhoek from Thursday to Sunday.

    The event to commemorate Africa Day will become an annual event supported by Coca-Cola and this year will have three groups of four teams each competing.

    NFA first vice-president Ludwig Nunuheb was the main speaker at the launch last week and commended the organisers and sponsor for their efforts.

    “Your commitment and that of Namibia Beverages translates into action speaking louder than words and putting your money where your mouth is. Youth development remains key to football development in this country and worldwide and your support today is immense,” Nunuheb said.

    Nunuheb also explained the significance of the tournament starting on Africa Day.

    “Africa Day presents an opportunity for Namibia and in particular the youth of Khomas to reconnect and recommit themselves in support of all government interventions to develop a better country, continent and world.

    “This competition is not only addressing the government's call for youth sport development, but it is also addressing the call for job creation, as coaches, referees, medical personnel and others are groomed through this competition,” he said.

    Group A consist of Swallows B, Royal, Pama Chiefs and Football for Hope; Group B is made up of Khomasdal Football Academy, Namib Eagles, Arcadia and Otjomuise; in Group C are Swallows A, Galz & Goals, Physically Active Youth (PAY) and We Love Africa (WLA).

    The matches will start on Thursday at the NFA Technical Centre at 08:10 when Swallows B take on Pama Chiefs.

    SPORT REPORTER

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    Etungo lyoshipangelo oshipe lya topola aakwashigwanaEtungo lyoshipangelo oshipe lya topola aakwashigwana Aakwashigwana naaleli mondoolopa yaNdangwa otaya nyenyetele Ngoloneya gwoshitopolwa shaShana Clemens Kashuupulwa kutya aluhe ohaya thigwa pomutenya ngetashiya koopoloyeka dhoshigwana, sho oompangela dhokutunga oshipangelo shopashitopolwa mondoolopa moka, dha kalekwa.

    Shoka osha landula sho ondoolopa yaNdangwa ya kalekwa pondje moompangela dhokutunga oshipangelo shopashitopolwa mondoolopa ndjoka, shoka sha pangelwa nale okutungwa niimaliwa yomutengenekwathaneko gwo-2015 sigo 2020.

    Okwa lopotwa kutya oompangela dhokutunga oshipangelo shoka shopashitopolwa mOndangwa, odha pingenwa po nompangela yokutunga oshipangelo oshinene monooli, nonando elelo lyondoolopa ndjoka aniwa olya gandja nale evi mpoka tapu ka tungwa oshipangelo shoka shopashitopolwa.

    Kashuupulwa okwa ndopa okupopila Ondangwa omo mu tungwe oshipangelo shoka, nopehala okwa hogolola Ongwediva.

    Aaleli yondoolopa yaNdangwa oya nyenyeta kutya oopoloyeka dhomayambulepo ondhindji ndhoka dha li tadhi pangelwa okuningwa mondoolopa yawo, ohadhi undulilwa kOshakati nOngwediva.

    Molyomakaya, aanyasha mOndangwa Urban Constituency Youth Forum oya unganeke oshigongi moka ya hiya aanambelewa yelelo lyondoolopa opo ya tseyithilwe kutya oshike sha holoka po moompangela dhetungo lyoshipangelo shoka.

    Omunambelewa Omukuluntu gwondoolopa ndjoka, Ismael Namugongo, okwa lombwele oshigongi kutya oompangela ndhoka odha kuthwa po.

    Okwa popi kutya osha yelithwa pethimbo lyomutumba ngoka gwa ningwa naMinista, Dr Bernhard Haufiku, oshowo elelo lyoshitopolwa momasiku 11 gaMei oshowo omutumba ngoka gwa ningwa nelelo mEtitano lya piti kutya ondoolopa inayi mona eyambidhidhidho opo ku tungwe oshipangelo shoka mondoolopa yaNdangwa.

    Namugongo okwa popi kutya oyali ya haluka sho ya tseyithilwa kutya oompangela dhokutunga oshipangelo shopashitopolwa mondoolopa yawo odha kalekwa. Okwa popi kutya ya shangele ngoloneya omukanda taya pula opo ya yelithilwe, ihe omukanda gwawo inagu yamukulwa nopehala oya hiwa ya ka kuthe ombinga momutumba ngoka gwa ningwa naminista.

    Omunambelewa ngoka okwa popi kutya momutumba ngoka ya ningi naminista oya zi mo yuuvite nayi molwaashoka oompangela dhokutunga oshipangelo mondoolopa yawo odha kalekwa, nonando oya li nale ya gandja oshitopolwa shevi kuuministeli mpoka tapu tungwa oshipangelo.

    Okwa tsikile kutya oya tseyithilwa kutya Oshakati nOngwediva omo tamu kongwa ehala moka tamu ka tungwa oshipangelo shoka.

    Onzo yimwe oya lombwele oNamibian Sun kutya omutumba ngoka gwa ningwa mEtitano ogwa li gwalya moonyandi. Aaleli yoshitopolwa oya popi kutya oshipangelo nashi tungwe mOndangwa ihe Ngoloneya Kashuupulwa okwa tindi na ita yambidhidha omayele ngoka.

    Sho a ningilwa omapulo, Kashuupulwa okwa ekelehi omapopyo ngoka ta ti, omutumba ngoka gwa ningwa naHaufiku ogwa tokola nale gwa mana.

    Mayola gwaNdangwa, Paavo Amwele, okwa popi kutya otaka kondjela eyambulepo lyondoolopa yaNdangwa, na okwa pandula aanyasha mboka ya unganeke omutumba.



    ILENI NANDJATO

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    Shack Dwellers Federation ta tungile iilyo ye omagumboShack Dwellers Federation ta tungile iilyo ye omagumboTaya ilongele kuyoyene Ehangano lyoShack Dwellers Federation otali wapaleke omahala mpoka tapu tungwa omagumbo giilyo yawo ngaashi lya kala aluhe nokushininga moonakuziwa. Iilyo yehangano lyoShack Dwellers Federation ya thika po-200 mondoolopa yaTjiwarongo oyiipyakidhila nokuwapaleka evi mpoka tapu tungwa omagumbo giilyo ya thika po-65, ngoka taga tungwa nuumvo.

    Mooyene yomagumbo mboka yeli 65, omagumbo ngoka goondhopi gondunda yimwe ngoka taya tungilwa otaga kala gotango monkalamwenyo dhawo, okuyelele noombashu ndhoka ya kala taya zi.

    Iilyo mbyoka ohayi ningi omalufo opo yi wapaleke ehala mpoka tapu tungwa omagumbo ngoka, na otayi pangele okutameka pehulilo lyaMei.

    Gumwe gwomwaamboka taya ka tungilwa omagumbo ngoka, oGottert Hipona ngoka a lombwele oNamibian Sun kutya ohazi mombashu ye yili molukanda mondoolopa ndjoka.

    Okwa popi kutya moombashu moka haya zi kaya uvitilemo ombili, molwaashoka pethimbo lyuutalala ohamu kala mwa talala noonkondo na otaya silemo kuutalala omanga pethimbo lyuupyu hamu kala natango mwa pupyala noonkondo.

    “Onzi nayo oyi li omukundu omunene kutse.”

    Ehala mpoka taya wapaleke opo pu tungwe omagumbo gawo, otali adhika muumbugantu uzilo woskola ya Tsaraxa-Aibes Combined School, na otali ka topolwa mooplota 65 dhuunene woosquare meta 345 no 600.

    Ehala ndyoka oye li pewa kelelo lyondoolopa yaTjiwarongo, petameko lyomvula ndjika.

    Omunambelewa omukuluntu melelo lyondoolopaa ndjoka, Ismael /Howoseb okwa hokolola kutya egandjo lyehala ndyoka lyokutunga omagumbo giilyo mbyoka olya li egandjo lyomagano omawanawa molwaashoka ooplota ndjoka odha landithwa kongushu yoshimaliwa shooN$10 moplota kehe.

    /Howoseb okwa popi kutya egandjo lyooplota ndhoka odhili oshitopolwa shomalalakano gondoolopa gokukondjitha oluhepo nompumbwe yomagumbo mombepo yuukumwe yoHarambee.

    Omunashipundi gwofederation mOtjiwarongo,

    Erenst Muraranganda, ngoka a yi moonkundathana noNamibian Sun omanga ta kwathele mokuwapaleka ehala lyawo ndyoka, okwa popi kutya omagumbo ngoka gondunda yimwe yokulala, okombitha , oseti nokandjugo.

    Isabel Guruses omunamimvo 53 okwa popi kutya ondjodhi ye yokukala negumbo lyekuma oya tsu. Okwa popi kutya otaya kakala megumbo lyawo moka nokamonakadhona na ota pangele okukala noshikunino oshinene shoongala pegumbo lye ndyoka.

    Elongelokumwe

    Muraranganda okwa popi kutya nonando ha iilyo ayihe tayi mono omagumbo manga, otaya longele kumwe mokuwapaleka ehala ndyoka, molwaashoka iilonga ayihe otayi longwa kiilyo.

    Shoka osha kwatela mo oku eta ominino dhomeya naandhoka dhomeya gonyata pooplota oshowo etungo lyomagumbo. Oondhopi nadho otadhi ningwa kiilyo yoyeyene.

    Elando lyiitungithi oshowo iinima yilwe , otayi ka landa nomikuli tadhi gandjwa kehangano ndyoka.

    Omunashipundi ngoka okwa popi kutya etungo lyomagumbo otali ka tameka momwedhi Aguste na okwa popi kutya oya konga omakwatho okuza kaathaneki yomatungo na oya mona omayamukulo taga shambula.

    Okwa tsikile kutya onkundana ndjoka yiilyo yawo tayi tungithwa omagumbo oya nana aantu oyendji opo ya wayimine ehangano lyawo. Okwa popi kutya iilyo yawo ohayi futu komvula oshimaliwa shooN$800.

    Iimaliwa mbyoka otayi vulu woo okukala tayi futwa komwedhi kehe. Ehogololo lyaamboka taya pewa omagumbo, otali ningwa kwa talika kutya oshilyo ohashi kutha ngiini ombinga miilongadhalwa yehangano, iifuta yokomvula oshowo omayambidhidho galye komahangano ngoka moshilongo.



    JANA-MARI SMITH

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    Oontamanana dhaNdonga itadhi huluOontamanana dhaNdonga itadhi huluOohapu tadhi hwahwameke natango oontamanana dhaNdonga Elelo lyOndonga Traditional Authority (OTA) onkene li li moontamanana, sho kwa hololwa kutya omupeha Omupresidende Nickey Iyambo okwa indikwa opo a ye mombala yoshilongo shoka. Okugwedha natango konkalo ndjoka, gumwe gwomookansela ya kuthwa miilonga melelo ndyoka moshikandjo shaShongwe, Kashona kaMalulu, okwa popi ishewe oohapu dhilwe ndhoka dha tadhi hwahwameke natango oontamanana melelo lyaNdonga.

    Malulu okwa lombwele oNamibian Sun kutya oya tseyithile omupeha omunashipundi gwomalelo gopamuthigululwakalo gahetatu monooli yoshilongo, Elenga Enene lyUukwambi, Herman Ndilimani Iipumbu, opo iidhope moshikumungu shoka, ihe Iipumbu okwa tsakanene owala nOmukwaniilwa Immanuel Kauluma Elifas ihe ina galukila we ookansela mboka.

    Elifas oye omunashipundi gwomalelo ngoka monooli.

    “Otwa tumu osheendo opo shi ka popye naye a vule okuya moonkundathana nomukwaniilwa gwetu, Okwa zimine nokuya kombala yaNdonga ihe ine tu galukila we na okwa tindi okupopya natse,” Malulu ta ti.

    Iipumbu okwa zimine koNamibian Sun kutya okwa li a yi kOnamungundo momasiku 23 gaApilili ihe okwa tindi okupopya kutya etalelepo lye olya li lya shike.

    “Otwiipyakidhila nokulongekidha oshituthi shomagongo na otandi ka vula owala okumu tseyithilwa kombinga yoshikumungu shoka, konima yoshituthi shomagongo,” Ipumbu ta ti.

    Malulu natango okwa koleke kutya oya tseyitilwa kutya omupeha presidende Iyambo naye okwa li a yi kombala yaNdonga omwedhi ga piti, ihe okwa indikwa opo a ye mo mombala. Elalakano lyetalelepo lyaIyambo kali shiwike.

    “Pethimbo ndyoka tse otwa kuthwa mo nale mombelewa yelelo, ihe ope na mboka ya mono osheendo she sha yi kombala ihe inashi pitikwa shi ye meni.”

    Ombelewa yomupeha presidende inayi vula okutya sha kombinga yonkundana ndjoka, sho ongodhi yomuyakuli gwe gwopaumwene Moses Pakote inayi pita, ihe oshifokudnaeki osha popi noonzo odhindji ndhoka dha koleke kutya Iyambo okwa li a tindilwa okuya meni lyombala.

    Okutila omahooli momulilo, natango okwa tukuka epiyagano mOlyomakaya ga piti sho amushanga gwoOTA ngoka a kuthwa miilonga Joseph Asino pamwe nakansela nale na okuli ngoloneya nale gwaShikoto, Vilho Kamanya ya thindikile Fillemon Shuumbwa Nangolo komutumba gwoompangu dhaakwashigwana, pamwe naminista Albert Kawana, mOndangwa.

    Sho ya pulwa, Asino naKamanya oya popi kutya oyali ya hiwa opo ya kale momutumba ngoka, nehiyo yawo olya endele mombelewa yaOTA.

    “Ombaapila yehiyo oya tothamo kutya oolye ye na okukala momutumba ngoka.

    Ngame onda hiwa onga amushanga gwoOTA, Kamanya onga omupanguli gwoshigwana shaNdonga naNangolo onga omukalelipo gwomukwaniilwa gwaNdonga,” Asino a popi.

    Sho a ningilwa omapulo, ngoka ta longo pehala lyamushanga gwoOTA, ngoka a li nale omugameni gomupresidende nale Sam Nujoma okwa tindi okutya sha.

    “Ngele owa hala ndi tye sha nena lombwela ndje tango kutya oonzo dhoye oolye. Ngele hasho nena itandi popi sha,” Nepando ta ti.

    Omwedhi gwa piti Omukwaniilwa Immanuel Kauluma Elifas okwa shanga ombaapila tayi tseyithile amushanga gwElelo lyOndonga Traditional Authority (OTA), Joseph Asino kutya okwa tokola okumu kutha miilonga pamwe nomalenga ngaashi John Walenga oshowo ngoloneya nale gwoshitopolwa shaShikoto, Vilho Kamanya oya tidhwa mo melelo.

    Ookansela yamwe mboka ya tidhwa ongaashi Kashona kaMalulu, Joseph Akawa, Tonata Ngulu naFillemon Nambili.

    Elifas natango okwa shangele Nangolo ombaapila ta popi kutya euliko lye onga omulanduli gwe olya kuthwa oonkondo.

    Malulu okwa popi kutya yo inaya kuthwa miilonga oya tidhwa mo owala moombelewa dhelelo, okwa popi kutya mboka ya kutha ko oombelewa dhelelo kaye na ko nasha niipambele yelelo ihe oombelewa owala.



    ILENI NANDJATO

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    Olopota yoTIPEEG inayi manithwa natangoOlopota yoTIPEEG inayi manithwa natango Konima yoomvula ndatu monena nkene oprogramma yoTargeted Intervention Programme for Employment and Economic Growth (TIPEEG) ya thiki pehulilo, okakomisi koNational Planning Commission (NPC) inaka vula natango okugandja olopota kombinga yoprogramma ndjoka, nokugandja woo omatompelo kutya omolwashike oopoloyeka odhindji dhoprograma ndjoka inadhi manithwa.

    Okuya pehulilo lyomwedhi Januari mo-2014, oprogramma ndjoka oya longitha iimaliwa yoobiliyona 11, yomoobiliyona 14.4 ndhoka dhiikalekelwa dha nuninwa oprogramma ndjoka ihe oopoloyeka owala 61 dhomoopoloyeka 312 dha manithwa. Oopoloyeka 251 inadhi manithwa natango.

    Okushiningitha oshidhigu, okakomisi koNPC itaka vulu okugandja uuyelele womondjila kutya iimaliwa ingapi ya longithwa moprogramma ndjoka kakele komiyalu ndhoka tadhi tengenekwa dha longithwa moprogramma ndjoka yoTIPEEG ndhoka dha pitithwa muJanuari gwo-2014. Amushanga gwoNPC,Leevi Hungamo, oshowo omunambelewa gwomauyelele gwokakomisi hoka Fillemon Nangonya inaya vula okuyamukula komapulo ngoka ya ningilwa.

    MuApilili gwo-2011, omupresidende nale Hifikepunye Pohamba okwa tula miilonga oprogramma yoTIPEEG, yuule woomvula 4.

    Shoka osha ningwa onga omulandu gwokutotapo oompito dhiilonga tadhi kalelele naadhoka dhopakathimbo nokuyambulapo ekoko lyeliko lyoshilongo okupitila moopoloyeka.

    “Iiyemo ya tengenekwa tayi longithwa moprograma ndjoka yoTIPEEG oya li poobiliyona 14.4 noobiliyona 11 okwa lopotwa dha longithwa moprogramma ndjoka okuya muJanuari gwo-2014,” olopota ndjoka ya pitithwa muJanuari gwo-2014 ya holola.

    Olopota ndjoka oya tsikile kutya momvula yotango yo2011/2012, oopoloyeka 260 odha tulwa miilonga ihe oopoloyeka owala 22 dha manithwa. Oopoloyeka 250 odha tulwa miilonga mo-2012/2013 ihe 27 owala dha manithwa. Mo2013/2014 oopoloyeka kumwe 263 odha tulwa miilonga ihe oopoloyeka owala 22 dha manithwa.

    Oprograma ndjoka yoTIPEEG oya li ehepeko lyiimaliwa yepangelo. “Oopoloyeka 251 inadhi manithwa na odha dhimbiwa ngashiingeyi. Oomvula ndatu dha piti ngashiingeyi ihe kehe gumwe okwa mwena owala,” onzo yimwe ya popi.

    Onzo ndjoka oya pula kutya: “Ngele oobiliyona 14.4 odhali dha nuninwa oprogramma ndjoka ihe oobiliyona 11 odha longithwa po, nena iimaliwa mbyoka oya longithwa moshike, noobiliyona 3.4 ndhoka dha hupuko odhili peni? NPC otaka pititha olopota uunake?”

    Olopota ndjoka ya li ya pitithwa oya holola kutya oompito dhiilonga 49,770 okuya pehulilo lyaSepetemba gwo-2013 odha totwapo, noompito ndhoka odhomoompito 104,000 ndhoka kali kwa tengeneka kutya otadhi totwapo.

    Olopota oya tsikile kutya nonando okwa kala omikundu metulo miilonga lyoprograma ndjoka, okwa likolwa oshindji metotepo lyoompito dhiilonga nokunkondopeka aakwashigwana.



    ILENI NANDJATO

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  • 05/22/17--16:00: BP starts North Sea project
  • BP starts North Sea projectBP starts North Sea project BP has started production at an oilfield in the North Sea after a US$5.7 billion re-development, one of the largest such projects there in recent years that will breathe new life into the ageing offshore basin.

    The Quad 204 project in the western Shetland region, also known as Schiehallion, is expected to ramp up production throughout 2017 to reach a level of 130,000 barrels per day, BP said in a statement.

    The Schiehallion field was first developed in the mid-1990s. The 4.4-billion-pound project, which was sanctioned in 2011, will unlock an estimated 450 million barrels of oil and gas, extending its life into 2035.

    The upgrade includes the construction of a giant floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, the Glen Lyon, as well as a new network of wells and subsea facilities.

    The field is operated by BP, which holds a 36 percent interest in it, while Royal Dutch Shell has a 55% interest and private equity-backed Siccar Point owns the remaining 10%.

    For BP, the project is the third of seven projects it plans to launch this year as it seeks to increase its production by around 800 000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed) by the end of the decade.

    The British company plans to double its North Sea production to 200000 boed by 2020. The basin has enjoyed a strong boost in output in recent years, defying a deep slump in oil prices, as new projects are set to increase its production over the next two years to 1.2 million barrels per day.

    NAMPA/REUTERS

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    FTSE gains on pound's retreatFTSE gains on pound's retreat The pound's retreat below US$1.30 helped Britain's main share index outperform European benchmarks yesterday, while individual broker updates sent some stocks lower.

    Sterling fell after two polls on the weekend showed Prime Minister Theresa May's ruling Conservative Party losing ground after parts of its election manifesto came under fire. The pound had risen in the last month as some expected a landslide win would allow for smoother exit negotiations with the European Union.

    Along with strength in commodities stocks, the weaker pound propelled the mainly foreign-earning FTSE 100 to a 0.4% gain, holding near record high levels hit last week, and easily outperforming the Euro zone STOXX 600 which fell 0.2%.

    Strong metals prices helped miners Anglo American, Fresnillo, Antofagasta and Rio Tinto up to the top of the index, gaining 1 to 1.3%.

    While merger activity drove European shares, broker updates fuelled the biggest moves among British stocks.

    Micro Focus fell 3.1%, the top FTSE faller after Credit Suisse research into legacy technology led them to downgrade the firm.

    The bank's survey of 100 CIOs found the industry was moving away from COBOL, a programming language widely used in business and finance, and the base for some Micro Focus tools and products.

    “Just as investors finally seem to have accepted management's view that legacy assets are sticky, we think the risks to this model are starting to materialise,” said analysts at the Swiss bank.

    Testing company Intertek jumped to a record high after Kepler Cheuvreux upgraded it to a 'buy' in a note predicting an inflection in the cycle for the sector.

    “Strategic initiatives are delivering quick results, allowing Intertek to free up cash that CEO André Lacroix has promised to redeploy into earnings-accretive acquisitions,” analysts added.

    Paddy Power Betfair gained 1.9% after Credit Suisse upgraded it to neutral, assessing companies' exposure to regulatory risks from the UK government's review of gambling machines.

    Analysts said the outlook for 2018 looked better for PPB, flagging Australia as 'the key regulatory threat'.

    Among mid-caps, Cairn Energy benefited from a target price upgrade from Macquarie.

    “We recommend buying the shares ahead of share price appreciation associated with Senegal progress and commencement of cash flow generation in the UK North Sea,” analysts said.

    Paysafe fell 3% after anonymous short-seller outfit Spotlight Research targeted the company again, with two new reports.

    The firm's shares had plummeted 40% in December after an initial report from the short seller. They've since recovered and hit an 11-year high on Friday.

    Miners Ferrexpo and Kaz Minerals underpinned a 0.3% gain on the mid-cap index as well.

    NAMPA/REUTERS

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  • 05/22/17--16:00: Two new members for OPEC
  • Two new members for OPECTwo new members for OPECOPEC is fighting hard to raise fuel prices Two new unnamed oil-producing countries are expected to join the oil cartel this year. OPEC plans to cut oil inventories by locking in the two unnamed oil producers. Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Sunday that extending the current agreement on global oil supply cuts until March next year, and adding one or two small producers to the pact, should be enough to reduce oil inventories.

    “We believe that continuation with the same level of cuts, plus eventually adding one or two small producers ... will be more than adequate to bring the five-year balance to where they need to be by the end of the first quarter 2018,” Khalid al-Falih told a news conference in Riyadh.

    The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) aim is to reduce global oil inventories to the industry's five-year average.

    OPEC, Russia and other producers originally agreed to cut production by 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) for six months from January 1 this year.

    Oil prices have gained support from reduced output, but high inventories and rising supply from producers not participating in the accord, such as the United States, have limited the rally, pressing the case for extending the curbs.

    Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC member Russia, the world's top two oil producers, have agreed on the need to prolong the current deal on cuts, which expires in June, until March 2018.

    An OPEC panel reviewing scenarios for the oil producer group's meeting last week looked at the option of deepening and extending the agreement to reduce crude output, in an attempt to drain inventories and support prices.

    The panel, the Economic Commission Board (ECB), does not set policy and its meeting precedes the gathering of OPEC and non-OPEC oil ministers on May 25 to decide whether to extend beyond June 30 their deal to reduce output.

    The size of the extra supply cut being mulled by the ECB was not immediately available. OPEC sources have said that while a larger cut by existing participants was considered unlikely, one could still be debated and the size of the supply reduction could increase from 1.8 million bpd if more non-OPEC countries come into the deal.

    OPEC has been urging other producers to join the supply pact and, together with participating non-member countries, meets to set policy on May 25 in Vienna. Turkmenistan, along with Egypt and the Ivory Coast, are due to attend the meeting on Thursday, sources have said.

    NAMPA/REUTERS

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    Nudo demands SME Bank inquiryNudo demands SME Bank inquiry The National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) has called on President Hage Geingob to order an enquiry into the SME Bank debacle.

    The request was made by Nudo spokesperson Joseph Kauandenge.

    According to Kauandenge, the objective of the SME Bank was to finance Namibian small enterprises that could not get loans from mainstream banks to grow their businesses.

    “It is really mindboggling to what extent some of our leaders have stood by becoming so greedy that they too have to benefit from a process that was aimed at those most vulnerable in society,” said an irate Kauandenge.

    “It is however clear that this bank has again been hijacked like the Black Economic Empowerment initiatives by already well-off leaders, who could have easily gone to banks and got loans there to expand their farms or businesses.”

    According to him, it was regrettable that owners of small and medium enterprises had to compete for SME Bank loans with well-connected politicians and businesspeople with established businesses.

    “We can see who those greedy leaders are and they must be shamed publicly and they must be made to account and repay every last cent to the bank,” Kauandenge said.

    STAFF REPORTER

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  • 05/22/17--16:00: Tourism adds 15% to GDP
  • Tourism adds 15% to GDPTourism adds 15% to GDPTourism critical for growth and development The tourism sector might surpass the agricultural sector in terms of its contribution to the gross domestic product, according to environment and tourism permanent secretary Malan Lindeque. Despite the current economic challenges that the country is facing, the tourism sector's sustainability has buoyed the sector and the industry may surpass the agricultural sector in terms of employment contribution in the country.

    This is according to the permanent secretary of the environment ministry, Malan Lindeque, who said although the Namibian economy was under pressure with declining resources the tourism sector had shown remarkable sustainability.

    According to Lindeque, it is estimated that the sector currently contributes 15% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and when the new figures on the contribution of the sector are released later this year, the sector's contribution to the GDP may be higher.

    “The tourism sector may even have surpassed agriculture in terms of employment,” Lindeque said.

    However, the sector is not without its challenges and according to the director of tourism and gaming, Sem Shikongo, the potential of Namibian tourism has not yet been fully explored and realised.

    He said tourism was the fastest growing sector in Namibia, with the latest statistics indicating that it had created 81 000 jobs, or 22% of total employment in Namibia.

    Also, tourist numbers had increased from 220 000 tourist arrivals in 1992 to 1.4 million in 2014.

    Shikongo pointed out that it was important for Namibia to address the challenges that the sector as facing. He said the sector must grab the opportunities because tourism was the most competitive industry in the world. He said unfortunately Namibia was not a first-class safari destination.

    Highlighting some of the major challenges, Shikongo said administrative and bureaucratic inefficiency such as visas, permits and other requirements remained a huge challenge for the industry.

    Other challenges included access to capital, access to serviced land, inadequate road infrastructure and the fact that domestic tourism was not prioritised.

    He said a lack of understanding of the tourism market and market structure resulted in unsustainable investments.

    There was also a lack of a national marketing strategy with a focus on priority markets, as well as a lack of appropriately trained and skilled staff.

    “The Namibian tourism sector is in a critical need of well-trained and skilled staff. The focus seems to have been largely on academic training. However, what is needed is finding the balance as there is now a critical need for skills in the sector. Recognition of prior learning becomes essential as there are many who have the skills but not the formal papers.”

    Other challenges included general tourism regulations such as guide registration, cross-border tourism, grading, accreditation of training establishments, registration of different guide qualifications and ensuring continued access to market entrants.

    To address these challenges, two tourism bodies have been established which will drive the development and growth of tourism in Namibia.

    These two - the national tourism investment and promotion strategy and the national sustainable tourism growth and development strategy - were both launched last year.

    These strategies aim to grow tourist arrivals in Namibia by 8% by 2020 and to increase the receipts from tourist arrivals by about 50%.

    This will be done through an investment of about N$800 million for specific projects that have been identified.

    The tourism minister, Pohamba Shifeta, last week launched the national tourism competitiveness advisory council and the inter-ministerial committee on tourism development.

    The tourism advisory council will be responsible for identifying the challenges in the tourism sector and communicating the information to the ministerial committee, which will be responsible for necessary policy changes.

    Shifeta said the establishment of these two tourism bodies was critical for the growth of the sector and they aimed to transform Namibia into a competitive tourism industry.

    That would bring Namibia on par with international standards, said Shifeta.

    He said the needs and aspirations of the industry must be understood and it was time to address the concerns that had been raised and come up with solutions.

    “The potential is enormous,” said Shifeta. “We have limited resources and it is our duty that we make sure we spend the money on the right things to get the best outcomes.”

    ELLANIE SMIT

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    N$200 000 pledged towards northern SME awardsN$200 000 pledged towards northern SME awards NAMPA

    A total of N$224 000 was pledged during a gala dinner held to raise funds for the first-ever northern Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) awards scheduled for July.

    The Northern Regional Electricity Distribution Company pledged the highest amount of N$45 000 towards prizes for three of the awards categories.

    The awards, organised by Namibia New Age Investment (NNAI) in collaboration with the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), are aimed at providing a platform to inspire SMEs to grow and prosper.

    NNAI executive director Isaac Tjaronda said during the gala dinner the awards are also meant to give the business owners encouragement, recognition and appreciation for their hard work and dedication.

    He added that the idea for the awards was conceived because there is little recognition for SME employers, who excel in various activities and who complement the Harambee Prosperity Plan with regards to economic advancement and development.

    “Our wish is to uplift and bring the small and medium enterprises into our economic mainstream through recognition of their hard work, dedication and achievements,” Tjaronda said.

    The awards take place on 1 July and focus on Oshana, Oshikoto, Ohangwena and Omusati.

    NNAI plans to expand it to other regions and turn them into a proudly Namibian brand, according to Tjaronda.

    Entries are accepted for four categories, namely Best SME of the Year; Most Innovative Business Person; Best SME Employee of the Year and SME Woman/Man of the Year; while the judges decide on nominees for the Macro and Lifetime Awards.

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    Mega olive harvest expected Mega olive harvest expected Henties produces extra virgin olive oil The popular holiday destination Henties Bay is also home to an olive plantation and processing plant. NAMPA



    A bumper harvest from the olive plantation at the Seal Processing Factory in Henties Bay is expected this month.

    Manager Gys Cilliers told Nampa that the plantation’s second harvest since last year May will take place in about two weeks and a bumper crop is expected.

    Cilliers said about 20 tonnes will be harvested this year compared to last year’s four tonnes.

    The plantation consists of 1 000 olive trees on four hectares. It was created in 2013 to create permanent employment for Namibians at the processing factory because the seal business is seasonal.

    The seal processing facility operates from July to November to produce seal products such as hides for leather.

    From planting, olive trees take about three years to bear fruit that take a year to ripen before being processed into olive oil or preserved for eating.

    The factory employs 96 people on a permanent basis.

    “There are four permanent employees at the plantation but we will recruit between 30 and 40 extra women to help us harvest,” Cilliers said.

    Employees interviewed by Nampa said they were grateful for the employment opportunity and hoped the plantation would continue to grow.

    “I was first working at the seal factory where I was paid N$14.50 an hour but when I moved to the olives, I am getting N$17.50 an hour, so there is more money for me,” said Johannes !Auxab.

    Mario Kambahe said the jobs provided to the community during the harvest were much needed.

    “A lot of people have no jobs so when this project employs them, I think it is very helpful.”

    Cilliers said the olives would be pressed to produce extra virgin or cold-pressed olive oil for the local market.

    Extra virgin olive oil is produced through an extraction process where the olives are pressed for the first time. Cold pressing at about 26 degrees Celsius preserves the flavour. Pressing the olives at a higher temperature does mean more oil coming out of one press but the heat destroys the flavours and aromas.

    Cilliers explained that the production process involves crushing olives into a thin paste. The paste is then transferred to another machine and mixed thoroughly. After that, a separation machine is used to siphon the oil from the pulp. The oil is then filtered, bottled and distributed to retailers.

    Cilliers said 3 000 more trees were planted last year and are expected to bear fruit within the next two years.

    “We also planted guavas and figs as a pilot project and they proved to be growing well, so next year we will plant more.”

    About 1 000 grapevines were planted on the same plot and Cilliers said they expected to produce wine within two years.

    He said they were waiting for the Henties Bay town council to approve an application for more land before expanding the olive plantation again.

    The expansion potential is limited, though. Cilliers said the project was sustained by groundwater from the Omaruru River, which was limited.

    “We will limit it to nine hectares to avoid depleting the groundwater,” he said.

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  • 05/22/17--16:00: Children at risk online
  • Children at risk onlineChildren at risk onlineCyber security endangers children Digital Forensics and Information Security Research Cluster (DFISRC) has started an online campaign to protect the youth from online predators. The DSIFR is concerned about the safety of youth in Namibia and its campaign will teach them how to behave online and how they can protect themselves online.

    With the burgeoning use of the internet in Namibia, and the access that many young people have, the DSIFR operating under the Computing and Informatics Faculty at Namibia University of Science and Technology, has seen the need to protect children from the dangers of being connected.

    They have started a campaign called the Child Online Protection, with the hope that they can educate young people and their parents about keeping safe from online predators.

    The Zone recently conducted an interview with DFISRC.

    The Zone: What prompted the initiation of the Child Online Protection (COP) project?

    DFISRC: Our research cluster initially hosted a Child Online Protection (COP) workshop in October 2014, and established that Namibian children who interacted online had been exposed to child online offences such as child pornography, cyber bullying, sexting, and child grooming.

    The results from that workshop and other additional research findings gave birth to the Child Online Protection project. We desire to create awareness to children in Namibia, Regionally and at a global scale.

    The Zone: What are some of the statistics of your findings?

    DFISRC: In a preliminary study by the team in 2016, it was established that the children who participated had only a moderate level of knowledge of online risks.

    They are likely to share their gender (71%); hobbies (61%); school details (60%); actual name (53%); age/date of birth (51%), and parents' banking details (2%), other details of parents (4%); details about their property at home (11%).

    The Zone: How do you hope this initiative will help young online users and their parents?

    DFISRC: We hope that children will be encouraged to report unwanted events to a trusted adult. Through short stories and many other communication platforms we hope that parents, guardians or caregivers will be empowered to exercise digital parenting approaches and improve their communication and openness with children, thus enabling children to talk about their online experiences without fear.

    The Zone: Is there anything additional you are doing to supplement the information you give through COP?

    DFISRC: We have developed a digital platform for collecting cases and linking them to first response COP helplines which we will launch midyear 2017. We also participate in public events such as talk of the nation and Windhoek/Ongwediva shows where we interact with children. We are also engaging in active research in the same direction to establish best practices that can be adopted for the Namibia context.

    Kumbi Chitenderu

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    Hage's art changing the worldHage's art changing the worldHis creativity lies in his visuals A College of the Arts student who is currently travelling the world showcasing his talent believes the artists in Namibia can make Windhoek city look beautiful. Hage Mukwendje was born and raised in Okalongo in the Omusati Region in northern Namibia. In an interview with The Zone, this is what he said:



    THE ZONE: Who is Hage?

    HM: I am 26 years old. I am currently based in Windhoek and I am also busy working and producing some more artworks. As I usually say: I am in the kitchen cooking more artworks.



    THE ZONE: Who or what inspired you to start your artwork?

    HM: In the modern interconnected world, with a global community, the issue of a people's culture and identity becomes increasingly important. With such a shifting landscape, it is vital to not only protect individual cultures, but also to make sure that these represent their communities in the modern world. My creativity comes from my surroundings, what people do in their everyday life and reactions.



    THE ZONE: Growing up, have you always been interested in arts? Do you come from an artistic background?

    HM: I started doing art at a very young age and it is a natural talent bonded within me. I create my art with a lot of respect and determination.

    THE ZONE: Explain your studies or work with the College of the Arts?

    HM: I am a college graduate with a Diploma in Visual Arts and Graphic Design (New Media) from the College of the Arts in Namibia. With my previous studies and work experience, I came to realise that I need to take development in my knowledge of arts to a another level and I can only do this if I take part in artist residency programmes, exhibitions all around the world as they cover most aspects of visual arts.



    THE ZONE: Give me an explanation on your artwork? In which arts department do you specialise?

    HM: As I have mentioned, I am a lost artist. My inspiration as an artist comes from my surroundings so I do not have a specific speciality. I like to try new styles, because when I stick to one way of making art, I easily get bored and I see the beauty in everything. I call myself a visual artist, because I pick all my creativity in my visuals



    THE ZONE: Do you think there are enough opportunities for Namibians in the arts industry?

    HM: I am very positive and there are a lot of opportunities in our country. Most of the attention I see is only ploughed into the music industry. It would be fair enough if we could also have awarding ceremony in the art industry and this will be a good opportunity for artists. It can kick out all the negativity in the streets by bringing people together.



    THE ZONE: What are your plans for the future when it comes to your craft?

    HM: I am not really sure about tomorrow as the future will always come, but I will stay positive. I will keep making more art, exhibitions and travel around the world.

    TUNOHOLE MUNGOBA

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  • 05/22/17--16:00: Land remains a controversy
  • Land remains a controversyLand remains a controversy The issue of land has been an important point of discussion for Namibia since independence.

    Issues pertaining to land have become pertinent in the last five years with the formation of land activism groups such as Affirmative Reposition (AR) and the newly formed Landless People's Movement (LPM). Land activists have become a thorn in the flesh of the Namibian government and its frustration is shown by the axing of former land reform deputy minister, Bernadus Swartbooi in 2017 and expulsion of Job Amupanda and his allies from the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) in 2015.

    It has also become quite clear that the Namibian government has no clear path for land redistribution. The situation has become even worse with the appointment of Utoni Nujoma as Land Reform minister. The minister's appointment is fraught with controversy and I am not really sure if he is the right man for the job but, that's a debate for another day. The conversation I want to get across today is centred on these questions: Is land a right or privilege? Can every Namibian be afforded a piece of land? A more important question is: Considering that Namibia is a market economy with capitalist ideologies, is the notion of everyone owning land rational in a competitive economy?

    To start off, one has to approach such questions with utmost caution. The general consensus among Namibians is that land is a right that must be afforded to its citizens, but then it is quite clear that land is only a right in so far as you can afford it. The situation is made worse by the fact that land in Namibia is ridiculously expensive. It is because of this that we find that the black majority have no land to farm or build a house on. So, land in Namibia is definitely a privilege that can only be afforded by a wealthy few. More so, our leaders need to realise issues of land redistribution, especially in former colonies cannot be solved while we practice capitalism. You cannot want to radically reform land for black peasants while using the same system that oppresses the working class. Individuals who promote white monopoly capital in private but preach land reform in public made sure that our constitution and judiciary gave white farm owners and capitalists the luxury of staying on stolen black land forever without being disturbed by the peasant blacks.

    This was evident just a few weeks ago when Judge Shafimana Ueitele ruled against 15 applicants that had been evicted from their homes in 7de Laan in Windhoek. So it is evident that the Namibian government has failed the people in its quest for land reform. All in all, the ball is in the government's court. The masses are getting frustrated. The next five years are going to be crucial not only for the government but for the ruling party as well.

    *Maximalliant T Katjimune is Nanso KREC secretary for Political and Internal Affairs and also a first year BA (Hons) Political Studies and Sociology student at Unam.

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  • 05/22/17--16:00: Back to school
  • Back to schoolBack to school This was the longest holiday ever and I do not even know where to start.

    We got like an entire month of holiday! It was such a long holiday considering that schools were supposed to close on Wednesday, 26 April. Due to other circumstances, they ended up closing earlier. I feel this holiday was a great way for us as learners to think about our lives and what we will accomplish at the end of the lengthy holiday. During this holiday, I went through a lot of issues in my mind. I thought about my life and what I want. I even went as far as setting targets for next term that I know I'm going to reach if I work hard.

    Apart from thinking about targets and what to achieve, this holiday also gave us sufficient time to travel around Namibia with our families. The sad thing is, most of our parents were working and they obviously did not take leave for the entire holiday. Nonetheless, it was still great spending time with them. I went to the north for a week and I had so much fun. I missed my roots and my family. The weather was not that cold but hot and I still had a great time. I ate a lot of farm grown food since it is the season when a crops are harvested from the farms and fields.

    Luckily, there was not a lot of work to do. I later came back to Windhoek to continue enjoying the holiday. I also had lots of fun here. I went out with my friends almost every day and spent more time with them. This helped me to get to know them better and capture memorable events with them this holiday. It is literally just a week left before schools reopen. I cannot wait to see my friends and all my lovely teachers. Of course, I am going to give it my all this term in order to reach the targets that I have set for myself.

    I still have bad habits that I want to ditch this term such as procrastination and I must learn to do my homework at school. I believe in myself and I know I can do it. My advice to all the learners in Namibia is to set targets and work to achieve them. I hope you will focus on what you want to do and achieve really wish that you succeed in the end! Don't forget that life is short so have fun. I wish you all an awesome and blessed trimester.

    *Twapewa-Ashihe Mungoba is a grade 9 learner at Delta Secondary School Windhoek. She loves interacting with her peers and believes focusing on your goals will help you to reach you

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