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- 06/10/17--16:00: _Shot of the day
- 06/11/17--16:00: _Namibia lose to Spain
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- 06/11/17--16:00: _Scotland's independ...
- 06/11/17--16:00: _Oil prices slump
- 06/11/17--16:00: _Katti supports busi...
- 06/11/17--16:00: _Pound loses momentum
- 06/11/17--16:00: _SA recession worrisome
- 06/11/17--16:00: _SA downgraded, avoi...
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- 06/11/17--16:00: _Bafana stun Nigeria
- 06/10/17--01:48: Ya Toivo a man of strong beliefs and convictions – ANC
- 06/10/17--08:54: Welwitschias trashed by Lions
- 06/11/17--06:44: Ya Toivo’s wife back home
- 06/10/17--16:00: Shot of the day
- 06/11/17--16:00: Namibia lose to Spain
- 06/11/17--16:00: Confed Cup future uncertain
- 06/11/17--16:00: Tinkler: I can't blame Comitis
- 06/11/17--16:00: Erongo RED tali ka kwathela ondoolopa yaKaiti
- 06/11/17--16:00: Okanona koomvula 12 ka pulumutha konima sho ka kwatwa onkonga
- 06/11/17--16:00: Omumwayinakadhona gwaWitbooi a hulitha
- 06/11/17--16:00: Oshipangelo shaanuuvu yopamadhilaadhilo shi li mehalakano
- 06/11/17--16:00: Scotland's independence hopes dashed
- 06/11/17--16:00: Oil prices slump
- 06/11/17--16:00: Katti supports business owners
- 06/11/17--16:00: Pound loses momentum
- 06/11/17--16:00: SA recession worrisome
- 06/11/17--16:00: SA downgraded, avoids 'Junk' status
- 06/11/17--16:00: St George's win classic match
- 06/11/17--16:00: Boks too strong for French
- 06/11/17--16:00: Bafana stun Nigeria
The 92-year-old former Robben Island prisoner died in Windhoek on Friday.
The ANC said Ya Toivo was a loyal friend of the South African people, a freedom fighter, hero and icon of Namibia’s struggle for self-determination.
“A man of strong beliefs and convictions, Cde Toivo dedicated his life to the fight against oppression by the then South Africa authorities, rejecting apartheid South Africa’s reduction of sovereign Namibia into its colony,” the ANC said in a statement.
“He was Namibia’s longest serving Robben Islander, having served 16 years on the Island with other luminaries of the African peoples’ struggles following conviction for contravening South Africa’s Terrorism Act. His life was the personification of solidarity, the quest for self-determination and unyielding commitment to the liberation of his people.”
Ya Toivo was a founding member of the South Western African People’s Organisation (SWAPO) and its predecessor the Ovamboland People’s Organisation (OPO).
He also advocated for the rights of African and black mine workers in South Africa and Namibia and was banished from South Africa for smuggling taped testimonies to the United Nations (UN) about the harsh experiences of Black mine workers.
After he was released from Robben Island in 1984, Ya Toivo committed himself to building a democratic Namibia and served as teh secretary general of Swapo in various portfolios in Government.
“South Africa has lost a true friend in Comrade Toivo Ya Toivo and we send our deepest condolences to our fraternal organisation, SWAPO, the people of Namibia and Comrade Ya Toivo’s family on his passing,” the ANC said.
“Comrade Toivo has left an indelible mark in the history of our region and the continent. Ours is to emulate his life’s work and continue to fight for the realisation of his vision of freedom for oppressed peoples of the world and of a continent at peace with itself.”
African News Agency
The home side put up a strong fight playing without most of their senior players who are in Uruguay competing in the 2017 Nations Cup.
Photo: LIMBA MUPETAMI
According to family spokesperson, Helmut Angula, Vicki was in Geneva, Switzerland when her husband passed away.
The 92-year-old former Robben Island prisoner died in Windhoek on Friday.
According to Angula, there is no definite programme regarding funeral arrangements of the late Ya Toivo yet, but any announcement is expected to be made as from tomorrow afternoon.
“The idea is to have enough time for mourning and also give the many people we also expect to be coming from overseas to get here so preparatory meetings will only start sitting formally tomorrow,” said Angula.
The team is participating in the highly competitive tournament from 10 to 18 June having packed all their experienced local and international players for the qualifiers.
The likes of Mahepisa Tjeriko, Lesley Klim, Johan Retief and Cliven Loubser have been handed international debuts by coach Phil Davies. The first half did not have much to offer, only the exchange of penalties between Bradley Linklater and Theuns Kotze.
All that was missing in the opening 40 minutes was present in the second half as both teams were more positive in their approach. Namibia scored the first try of the tournament in the 49th minute when Chrysander Botha dived on a neat kick by centre Johan Deysel after some excellent play, Kotze adding the conversion.
Spain were quick to reply and from a lineout replacement Lionel Tauli drove the ball to the try-line but Linklater's conversion bounced off the upright.
Kotze kicked a penalty in the 60th minute but, again, Spain took no time in replying, with Tauli again scoring after quick thinking from flanker Gautier Gibouin Fontana.
Linklater managed the conversion this time, which in the end was the two points that separated the teams.
“It was a game that opened and closed constantly. We managed to control our good moments in the second half. It is important to start this tournament with a win, more so looking at the rankings and beating a Rugby World Cup regular,” said Spain captain Jaime Nava.
The two countries who are one spot apart in the World Rugby Rankings with Spain being 18 and Namibia at spot 19 wanted a great start to the qualifiers without letting anything stand in their way.
The 2017 World Rugby Nations Cup is the twelfth edition of the Cup.
The Nations Cup is a rugby union competition that was first held in 2006. The tournament is part of the International Rugby Board's strategy aimed at providing more competition for tier-one A sides, as well as offering opportunities for second and third tier nations such as Portugal, Russia, Namibia, Uruguay, Georgia and Romania.
The Welwitschias are now bottom of the group on one point, which they collected as a bonus point for losing within four points. Namibia will play Emerging Italy on Wednesday and then they will cross paths with Russia on Saturday.
In other games:
Russia surprised with a last-gasp 39-38 win over Argentina XV whereas Uruguay beat Emerging Italy 30 – 21.
FIFA's eight-nation World Cup rehearsal for the host country, World Cup title-holder and six continental champions is not sure to survive for another edition.
“If there was no Confed Cup in 2021, I wouldn't be unhappy,” Germany coach Joachim Loew said last month when he announced a squad for the June 17-July 2 tournament in Russia with only three of his 2014 World Cup winners. “I don't think those involved would be unhappy either.”
The Confederations Cup has struggled to spark attention outside the competing countries since FIFA took over organising it for the 1997 edition, which tournament founder Saudi Arabia hosted.
Now that some teams seem to care little - and sluggish ticket sales to Germany fans have lagged behind Chile's - the tournament has a problem in an increasingly crowded calendar.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino put the Confederations Cup on notice as part of a leadership review.
“We are putting everything on the table,” Infantino said of the Confederations Cup's future at the group-stage draw in Kazan last November. “Shall we play it in June? Shall we play it in November? Shall we think about the format?”
Momentum for change was created by moving the 2022 World Cup dates in Qatar to start in November instead of June to avoid the searing heat.
A traditional Confederations Cup as rehearsal exactly one year ahead in peak time for European leagues is not acceptable. FIFA suggested in 2015 that Qatar could stage a Club World Cup in late-2021 as an “operational test event.”
Then under Sepp Blatter's leadership, FIFA also said a Confederations Cup in June 2021 could still be held “in another (Asian Football Confederation) country.”
China would be an obvious potential host for a four-venue event if FIFA agrees. Australia, Japan and South Korea would also be options.
FIFA already has other test event plans for the expanded, 48-team World Cup in 2026. A new six-team, four-game playoff round in November 2025 will be played in the host countries.
Infantino has also speculated about expanding the Club World Cup, which could be a candidate for the June 2025 slot.
It is unclear that the Confederations Cup earns its share of revenue.
The 2013 edition in Brazil cost FIFA US$70 million in expenses, according to that year's accounts.
Yet broadcasting and sponsorship rights are bundled into World Cup deals that are the real attraction.
If FIFA does seek change in 2021, it still has contracts to provide a Confederations Cup to commercial partners whose deals run through at least the 2022 World Cup.
What about the actual football, aside from business and politics? Could it save the tournament by appealing more broadly beyond the countries taking part?
The 2013 edition was mostly a success on the field, even as tear gas wafted across nearby stadiums from a wave of street protests against unpopular tiers of Brazilian government.
Neymar's stunning goal in the third minute of the opening game against Japan set the tone for an intriguing tournament. Italy beat Japan 4-3, Brazil beat Italy 4-2, and overmatched Tahiti lost 10-0 to Spain and 8-0 against Uruguay.
Crowd sizes averaging around 50 000 far outstripped previous editions, and 73 000 people were at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro to see Brazil beat Spain 3-0 in an incident-packed final.
In Russia, there will Cristiano Ronaldo to compensate for no Neymar - even if European champion Portugal has been less entertaining than Brazil - but the injury-hit home team lacks stars and Germany is sending a team of reserves.
Loew has some injured regulars though prefers to use the summer between a European Championship and World Cup to rest others who are also Champions League regulars.
History suggests Loew is wise.
No Confederations Cup winner has ever gone on to win the next World Cup.
As earlier revealed by KickOff.com last week, Tinkler was confirmed as the new Matsatsantsa mentor on Thursday afternoon, taking over from Stuart Baxter on a three-year deal beginning on July 1.
While the media may have caught wind of the move before the respective clubs' confirmation, it was still a surprising one as no one expected the Roodepoort-born tactician to up and leave a club he made history with last season.
Upon confirming his departure, Cape Town City released a statement in a somewhat resentful tone, saying they are “saddened” that Tinkler “has broken” his contract rather than wishing their former employee well in his endeavours.
However, the ex-Bafana Bafana midfielder understands that his sudden departure may have upset his former boss but believes his swift decision was in the best interest of both clubs involved, and feels their relationship remains undamaged.
“I think so, I can't really blame him [Comitis]. Obviously we had a very good season and it was important for me to make a very quick decision for both clubs, ultimately,” conceded Tinkler.
“I couldn't dwell on the decision, I needed to make it as quick as possible. It happened in a very short space of time and obviously that disappointed him, but that was always going to happen.
“But I think John's been in the game for many, many years – as much as I have, if not longer – and these are things that happen in the game. I like to believe that my relationship with him is still going to be strong, but it's never good losing your coach – you heard that even from Stan [Matthews], it's the harsh reality of the game.”
Omunambelewa Omukuluntu gwondoolopa ndjoka Desmond Basson okwa popi kutya Erongo RED otashi vulika li ka gandje ekwatho lyoonkondo dholusheno kehangano ndyoka,.
Omunambelewa omupopiliko gwondoolopa ndjoka Dawn Kruger, okwa popi kutya otaku ka ningwa etseyitho mbala kutya ehangano lini tali ka kutha po oshinakugwanithwa shoku andjakaneka olusheno kaakwashigwana yondoolopa ndjoka.
“Elelo lyaKaiti kali li manga ponkantu yokukundatha kutya olye taka kutha ko oshinakugwanithwa okuza kehangano lya SELCo, molwaashoka oonkundathana inadhi manithwa natango. Oshikumungu shoka okwa tegelelwa shi manithwe oshiwike shika niikundaneki oshowo oshigwana otashi ka tseyithilwa moshiwike shomasiku 12 igo 16 gaJuni nuumvo.”
Oshiwike sha piti, Basson okwa lombwele oshifokundaneki shoNew Era kutya oonkundathana nehangano lyErongo RED odhi li ponkatu yahugunina.
“SORED ina tulwa natango miilonga onkene ke na shoka ta vulu okuninga, elelo lyondoolopa otali ka yambidhidhwa kErongo RED.”
Nonando oongaaka Kruger ina koleka nenge a tinde kutya elelo lyondoolopa yawo oli li moonkundathana nehangano lyErongo RED.
Elelo lyaKaiti otali kutha ko oshinakugwanithwa sheyandjakneko lyolusheno mondoolopa ndjoka okuza kehangano lyoSELCo momasiku 20 Juni 2017. Ondoolopa ndjoka oya li ya tseyithile oNamibian Sun muDesemba gwomvula ya piti kutya otashi ka kutha konyala oomwedhi dha thika puhamano opo li tule ayihe pomahala nokwiilongekidhila ekutheko lyoshinakugwanithwa shoka okuza kehangano lyoSELCo.
Kruger okwa popi kutya okwa li kwa tulwa miilonga okomitiye yi na iilyo yelelo lyondoolopa ndjoka, aakalelipo yoSELCo, aakalelipo yoElectricity Control Board oshowo oNamPower opo yeetepo omilandu ndhoka tadhi ka longithwa mezepo lyoSELCo.
Ondoolopa yaKaiti okwa tegelelwa yi ka kutheko oshinakugwanithwa shomayakuo golusheno okuza kehangano lyaSELCo mesiku lyotango lyaJuli.
Okanona hoka okwa hololwa ka kwatwa onkonga uule woomwedhi ntano.
Opolisi oya koleke kutya omufekelwa okushiwike ihe ina tulwa natango miipandeko. Omulumentu ngoka otaku popiwa a kwata onkonga okanona hoka pokati komwedhi Aguste naDesemba gwo-2016.
Nonando okanona hoka oka pulumutha nale oshipotha shoka opo owala sha lopotwa kopolisi omolwa omatompelo natango inaga tseyika koshifokundaneki shika.
Omunambelewa omuhungimwe gwehangano lyoLifeLine/ChildLine Namibia Counselling Centre okwa gunu kutya ehaluko ndyoka hali adha nakuninga oshihakanwa ohali etitha iinima oyindji ngaashi okukala tiipe uusama nokukala ita inekele we aalumentu monkalamwenyo ye.
“Okanona hoka oke na okanona okakwawo na inaka koka natango okukala noshinakugwanithwa shoka onga omuvali.”
Uupyakadhi ngaashi okwahasila oshisho okanona hoka onakuyiwa otashi vulika shi kakale uupyakadhi pokati kokanona hoka nayina.
Iipotha yomakwatonkonga otayi londo pombanda noonkondo. Opolisi oya patulula iipotha yomakwatnkonga iheyali noyindji yomiipotha mbyoka, oonakuninga iihakwana aanona aashona.
Metitatu lyoshiwike sha piti, opolisi oya popi kutya otayi konaaakona oshipotha moka okanona koomvula ne ka kwatwa onkonga kuhegona goomvula 19 moshitopolwa shaMaheke.
Opolisi natango oya patulula oshipotha sho okanona koomvula ntano ka kwatwa onkonga komunamimvo 16 moKavango west.
Omulumentu gwontumba okwa tulwa miipandeko popepi nOutapi, konima sho a kwata onkonga okanona koomvula 14 iikando iyali na okwe ka pe oshimaliwa shooN$20 onga iifuta. Omufekelwa ngoka okwa popi kutya okwa gandja iimaliwa kunakuninga oshihakanwa mepingananitho lyiihulo, na nakuninga oshihakanwa okwa zimine.
Opolisi natango otayi konaakona oshipotha moka okanona koomvula 12 ka kwatwa onkonga kuhe popepi nOutapi. Opolisi inayi tula natango miipandeko omulumentu ngoka kwa hololwa kutya ohazi megumbo limwe na nakuninga oshihakanwa.
Ofamili yomunamimvo 10 oya patulula oshipotha mopolisi yaShakati, shoka sha tulilwa mo omulumentu omunamimvo 67 ngoka taku popiwa a kwata onkonga okanona hoka oshiwike sha piti.
Omulumentu ngoka okwa tulwa miipandeko.
Oshipotha shimwe natango osha patululwa momasiku gaali gaJuni moGrootfontein, konima sho omunamimvo 17 kwa lopotwa a kwata onkonga omunamimvo 42. Omutamanekwa okwa holoka nale mompangu na okwa pewa omboloha yooN$3 000, omakonaakono gopolisi otaga tsikile.
Petersen okwa li omunapolotika.
Pahapu dhofamili ye, Peterson pamwe nomusamane gwe ngoka a hulitha nale oya kwathela aakwashigwana momidhingoloko dha yooloka moNamibia.
“Okwa li oshitopolwa shaavali mboka ya tokola okuhulitha po elongo lyoBantu na oya toto osikola yoshigwana yopaumwene moGibeon oshowo moondoolopa dhimwe po muumbugantu waNamibia,” omukanda ngoka gwa pitithwa mEtitano gwa holola.
Omukanda ngoka ogwa tsikile kutya elelo lyopamuthigululwakalo oshowo aaleli yongeleka oya kala aluhe ye mu inekela mokukonga omayele omolwa owino oyindji ndjoka a mono pethimbo lyekondjelomanguluko.
Okwa tumbalekwwa woo omolwa onkandangala onene ndjoka a dhana moWitbooi Royal House, unene pethimbo omumwayinamati a li a tulwa mondjeedhililo, sho a kala nokusila oshisho ofamili.
Ofamili oya koleke woo kutya Petersen okwa pewa uukwatya wetumbalo kutya okuli nakulwa omukulu kepangelo lyaNamibia, neso lye oli li ekanitho enene kofamili ye, kezimo lyaa /Khowese , ongeleka yoAME oshowo oshigwana ashihe shaNamibia.
Petersen pamwe nomusamane gwe oya pewa omagano gondjokana gaanona 15 mondjokana yawo yoomvua 65. Okwa fumbikwa ohela moGibeon.
Oya hololele oshifokundaneki shoNamibian Sun kutya omolwa omaupyakadhi gawo gopankalathano oyiiyadha yeli kepango ndyoka.
Aapangwa yane oya popi kutya oya pewa oowenda sho ya thiki moshipangelo oshikando shotango omanga inaya ningilwa omakonaakono komunawino gopaundjolowele.
Uuministeli wUundjolowee owa koleke kutya oshikondo shepango ndyoka lya tseyika nawa ewalanda e ti-16 olya kala tali longo lyaana omundohotola guuvu wopamadhilaadhilo konima nkene lya totwa po oomvula dha piti. Okwa lopotwa kutya miipotha oyindji oshipangelo ohashi gandja owenda hayi ithanwa
Largactil ndjoka hayi pewa aantu mboka ye na omaihumbato taga limbilike. Owenda ndjoka ohayi etitha omaupyakadhi ogendji nomadhidhidliko gawo ongaashi okwaahena oonkondo nokukwatwa koomposi, uumbanda, ozindo yokomagundu, elunduluko lyomathimbo kaakiintu, oshiviha tashi londo pombanda , ozindo yokoompadhi noonyala, uupyakadhi wokwahamona ko oshowo ombato okutumbulapo owala yimwe po.
Pauyelele wa gandjwa komundohotola guuvu gwopamadhilaadhilo gwomOvenduka, Reinhardt Sieberhagen, okwa popi kutya omuti gwoLargactil ogo omuti gotango gu li momalanditho gwa nuninwa uuvu wopamadhilaadhilo konima nkene gwa ndulukwapo momvula yo-1954.
Omuti ngoka ohagu etele aantu omaupyakadhi gahololwa pakathimbo nongele omuntu okwa kala kepango ndyoka ethimbo ele nena omaupyakadhi ngoka ohaga kalelele. “Kagu shi omuti ngoka to hala okulongitha kehe ethimbo,” omundohotola a popi. Uupyakadhi wumwe Sieberhagen a tothamo ongaashi okugandja omuti gwa puka. “Ngele omupangwa ota ulike omadhidhiliko guuvu wopamadhiaadhilo omolwa omaupyakadhi gontumba gopankalathano nena onawa wu gandje oValium nokonima yomasiku omuntu ota kala nawa, ngele owa tamene no
Largactil nena omundohotola itaka vula okuyoolola pokati kuuvu wopamadhiaaadhilo nenge uupyakadhi owala , nena osha hala okutya owa tula omuntu kepango lyoLargactil onkalamwenyo ye ayihe.”
Pahokololo lyomunamimvo 27 omukiintu ngoka a piti ondondo onti-12 mo-2008 iitsa iiwanawa ihe ka li e na iimaliwa yokukatsikila eilongo lye naashoka oshe mu thiminike a kale pegumbo. Okwa popi kutya okwa kala olundji ta lili sigo yinagona e mu fala mOshipangelo shaShakati.
“Sho twa thiki moshipangelo memegona okwa lombwele aapangi kutya kandi li nawa momutse molwaashoka onda kala tandi lili uule womasiku gatatu. Omupangi okwa wende ndje. Sho nda penduka onda mono kutya ondili mosaala yo-16 tandi pewa nale epango lyaantu mboka ye na uuvu wopamadhilaadhilo. Osha uvitha ndje nayi noonkondo mokumona ngaaka, nokokulila kwandje oko ngaa ya pendje woo oowenda,” omukiintu ngoka a hokolola.
Konima sho a lalekwa moshipangelo okwa tokola opo ka tsikile nepango ndyoka. “Ondi li nawa ngashiingeyi.”
Nakuninga oshihakanwa gumwe omunamimvo 43, ngoka muJuni gwo-2000 a kanitha iilonga. Onkalamwenyo oye mudhigupalele.
“Onkalamwenyo oyali ya dhigupala molwaashoka kapwa li ngoka ta kwathandje pamwe nokanona kandje. Ongulohi yesiku limwe omanga twa lala mondunda pamwe nameme oshowo aamwayina yandje yane onda tameke tandi galikana. Megalikano moka onda tameke woo tandi kugu nongula sho kwashi oya falandje oshipangelo.”
Ngaashi naana omukiintu ngwiyaka, sho twa thiki poshipangelo meme namumwameme oya lombwele aapangi kutya kandi li nawa momutse. “Oya wende ndje na onda penduka tandi ehama noonkondo. Onda tokola kutya itandi nu omiti ndhoka nenge ndilye. Oya tsikile nokuwendandje na onda kala moshipangelo uule woomwedhi ndatu. Sho ya lalekendje onda tindi okunwa oopela ndhoka. Mo-2008 onda falwa natango moshipangelo na onda kala uule womwedhi gumwe komu-16. Ndokotola ohe ya owala tetu pula kutya otu li po ngiini, ihapu ningwa omakonaakono gasha.”
Omulumentu gwoomvula 24 okwa li a pikwa kiingangamithi naasho a ningi omuhwapindi aavali ye oyemu fala koshipangelo.
“Oya wende ndje na oya patelendje mondunda ongame awike ndi li mo. Onda li nda geya noonkondo nda onda kambadhala okwiiyakamo moshipangelo.”
Omupopiliko guuministeli wUundjolowele , Ester Paulus okwa popi kutya Oshipangelo shaShakati kashi na omundohotola guuvu wopamadhilaadhilo. “Uuministeli owa kala nokutseyitha ompito ndjoka yiilonga ihe inatu yakula omaindilo gaantu ya pyokoka. Elelo lyuundjolowele mOshana olya tula ponomola yotango oshikumungu shoka opo ompito ndjoka yi monenwe omundohotola.”
Sieberhagen okwa koleke woo koNamibian Sun kutya Ominista yUundjolowele oya li ya pula oondohotola dholudhi ndoka opo dhi vule okukwathela monooli ihe inaku monika ekwatho. Sho a pulwa kutya omolwashike itaku gandjwa omikanda dhokulongela moshilongo koondohotola ndhoka dhaazaizai, Sieberhagen okwa popi kutya shoka osha nika oshiponga. “Omundohotola goludhi ndoka okwa pumbwa okukala e na ontseyo kombinga yomudhigululwakalo noonkuluhedhi dhaantu mboka ta longo nayo inashi fa omundohotola ngoka ha tanda ngoka ta vulu owala okutanda olutu kehe.”
MoNamibia omu na iipangelo iyali yaanuuvu yopamadhilaadhilo nashimwe otashi adhika moWindhoek Central Hospital. Oshipangelo shaVenduka osho owala shi na oondohotola, naanambelewa moshikondo shoka yiihwapo.
The Scottish National Party, which nearly swept the board in Scotland two years ago, saw a resurgent Conservative Party north of the border claim scalps including former leader Alex Salmond and deputy leader Angus Robertson.
Sturgeon demanded a second independence ballot in March, arguing that the Brexit result changed the rules of the game.
The June 23 ballot on Brexit called the future of the United Kingdom into question because England and Wales voted to leave but Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to stay.
After Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election, the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats focused their campaigns in Scotland on preserving the 300-year old union.
Sturgeon said it was a “a disappointing result” for her party, two years after it won a landslide in Scotland.
“There is clearly uncertainty around Brexit and independence which clearly will be factor in tonight's results,” she said.
“[There is] a lot of thinking for the SNP to do.”
Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, said the party had its best result in 20 years.
Scotland delivered the only good news for a Conservative Party that lost its overall majority in the British parliament.
“We had a very clear message in this campaign and there wouldn't have been so many SNP losses tonight if Nicola Sturgeon hadn't tried to force through an unwanted second independence referendum in March,” she said.
“That's what a lot of people in Scotland were reacting against, and I think they've spoken pretty loudly to Nicola Sturgeon tonight and she has to take it off the table.”
The SNP still took 35 seats, while the Conservatives won 13 seats in Scotland, achieving the second largest share of the vote. Labour won seven and the Liberal Democrats four. All three national British parties won just one seat each in 2015.
The slump was a result of oversupply despite the effort led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to cut almost 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) of production until the first quarter of 2018.
“Crude oil prices are testing lows last seen in 4Q16 ... despite last month's 9-month extension to the 1.8 million bpd cuts,” U.S. bank Jefferies said, pointing to the United States as the main pressure on prices.
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data this week showed a surprise build in commercial crude oil stocks to 513.2 million barrels this week .
Inventories of refined products were also up, despite the start of the peak demand summer season.
“This was the first crude build in 9 weeks ... Gasoline built 3.3 million barrels (first build in 5 weeks), while distillate stocks were plus 4.4 million barrels (in their) largest build since January 2017,” Jefferies said.
The bank said that refined product inventories were now back above 2016 levels and well above their five-year range, adding that this was due to a surprise slowdown in U.S. demand for gasoline and distillate fuels.
Asian markets are also oversupplied, with traders continuing to put excess crude into floating storage, a key indicator for a glut.
The Brent forward curve now shows a clear contango shape, in which prices for January next year are US$1.5 per barrel above those for immediate delivery, making it profitable to put crude into tankers and wait for a later sale.
Shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon shows at least 25 supertankers currently sitting in the Strait of Malacca and the Singapore Strait, holding unsold fuel.
That's similar amounts to May and April, indicating that even in Asia with its strong demand growth traders are struggling to clear bloated inventories.
And more production is coming. Libya's 270,000 bpd Sharara oil field has reopened after a workers' protest and should return to normal production within three days, the National Oil Corporation said in a statement on Friday.
Another beneficiary received money to top up his housing loan.
Businesses ranges from fish shops, barber shops, oil and fuel supply, catering, fruit and vegetable supply to security services, tuck shops and butcheries.
They are the first beneficiaries of the N$1 million commitment by businessman Knowledge Katti as announced at the harbour town last month.
The money is mostly meant to support small businesses from Walvis Bay, specifically those manned by the youth and the elderly.
The funds will also be used as start-up capital for those with realistic business ideas, who struggled to get funding.
Part of the money will also be used to settle the water and electricity accounts of elderly people whose accounts are in arrears.
Community members can collect and fill in a form at any church in Kuisebmond and Narraville to be considered to access the funds.
At the handing over of the cheques, Mandume Muatunga from the foundation said the first handover is worth N$150 000.
Beneficiaries received up to N$50 000 each.
Muatunga said more people will benefit in the coming months and the support will not stop as long as there is money.
Diinina Nakuafila, who owns a butchery, thanked Katti for the assistance, saying the foundation is a good example of community upliftment.
He asked established business owners to emulate the example and plough back into the community.
Isak Kahatjipara, 69, buys fruit and vegetables to sell at home in Kuisebmond. He said he is grateful for the financial support as he can now buy more stock.
“I am happy that old people like myself are being supported. What Katti is doing is really big,” he said.
May had called the snap vote in a bid to boost her party's hold over Westminster and give her a stronger hand in talks with EU leaders over the country's detachment from the bloc.
However, the leftist Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party slashed the ruling Conservatives' lead, leaving the country heading for a hung parliament and possible political instability.
The pound dived from $1.2959 to $1.2695 minutes after exit polls indicated the Conservatives were going to lose their majority.
“The initial exit poll suggests it's been a catastrophic campaign for Theresa May,” Craig Erlam, London-based senior market analyst at OANDA, said.
“A hung parliament is the worst outcome from a markets perspective as it creates another layer of uncertainty ahead of the Brexit negotiations and chips away at what is already a short timeline to secure a deal for Britain.”
The likely outcome will throw Britain once again into upheaval less than a year after the country's decision to leave the EU, which led the pound to collapse about 15% against the dollar between June and October 2016.
Minori Uchida, head of global market research at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, told AFP: “May's setback could lead to a soft Brexit, which is not so bad for the British economy in the long run.”
While the pound has come under fresh pressure Asian stock markets were mostly higher as traders took the prospect of chaos in Britain in their stride.
Testimony from sacked FBI boss James Comey that Donald Trump asked him to drop a probe into former national security advisor Mike Flynn was had little effect.
“James Comey's testimony was pretty forthright and genuinely questioned the president's conduct,” said Greg McKenna, chief market strategist at AxiTrader.
“But it didn't appear to have any fresh revelations which could increase the chances of the impeachment of President Trump.”
But he added that it was likely to stall the president's agenda to boost growth with tax cuts, big infrastructure spending and deregulation.
Tokyo rose 0.9% by the break, Shanghai added 0.3% and Singapore gained 0.3% and Seoul was up 0.7%.
However, Hong Kong dipped 0.3% a day after ending above 26 000 for the first time in almost two years.
Commenting on the recent development, he said: “Persistent low growth for the South African economy, especially the recorded contractions in manufacturing, retail trade and final consumption demand, has potential negative ramifications for the Namibian economy, SACU and CMA regions through trade.”
According to him, while this may affect consumer demand, Namibia's export base remains diversified hence cushioning the local market. “Weak consumer demand is likely to have negative effects on exports to the South African market, thus putting some pressure on the current account and balance of payments.
However, Namibia's export markets are relatively diversified, which cushions the effects from a single market,” he said. Added Schlettwein: “In cautiously anticipating the downside risks to growth and the effects of external factors, we have equally taken a cautious approach to revenue projections for this MTEF.
In particular, we have anticipated possible reduction in SACU revenue and, therefore, projected only some N$17.8 billion receipts from SACU during the 2018/19, about N$2 billion less than the current year.”
According to him, transfers from the revenue pool will only raise marginally. “We have projected growth in domestic revenue to remain generally flat, with overall year-on-year growth in total revenue projected at only 1.3% in [the] Financial Year 2017/18, compared to 10% the previous year. This is due to anticipated gradual recovery in economic activity,” he said. He also informed the house that prudent policy measures were introduced to stem the effects of South Africa's recession. “The economic environment remains fragile and beset with downside external risks some of which have already materialised.
“We have anticipated some of these risks. Our policies and forward looking measures will allow us to adjust to this fragile environment.”
Director of the Economic Association of Namibia Klaus Schade recently told Namibian Sun that low growth in Namibia would affect SACU transfers to Namibia. “Subdued economic growth in South Africa can reduce the demand for Namibia's exports to South Africa, in particular beer and meat, since South African consumers are left with less disposable income. The contraction of the South African economy will impact negatively on imported goods and services into South Africa and hence customs revenue, which finally translates in lower SACU transfers to the SACU Member States,” Schade said.
This follows the actions of S&P which affirmed a BBB- rating and Fitch which downgraded South Africa to junk status.
According to Moody's, the key drivers which influenced the downgrade include the weakening of South Africa's institutional framework, reduced growth prospects reflecting policy uncertainty and slower progress with structural reforms; and the continued erosion of fiscal strength due to rising public debt and contingent liabilities it said last week Friday.
Said Moody's: “The Baa3 rating recognises a number of important strengths that continue to support South Africa's creditworthiness. However, the negative outlook reflects the continued downside risks for growth and fiscal consolidation associated with the political outlook. Over the medium-term, economic and fiscal strength will remain sensitive to investor confidence and hence uncertainty surrounding political developments, including prospects for structural reforms intended to raise potential growth and flexibility in fiscal expenditures.”
Notwithstanding the downgrade, a number of factors support South Africa's Baa3 according to Moody's. “The South Africa maintains a number of credit strengths that support its Baa3 rating. These include deep domestic financial markets and a well-capitalised banking sector; a well-developed macroeconomic framework; and low foreign currency debt,” she said.
Going by Moody's assessment, together with Namibia, South Africa is now the second other Sub-Saharan country which is listed investment grade.
In light of the downgrade, governing party the ANC called for unity amongst the government, labour and private sectors saying: “The ANC calls on government, the private sector and organised labour to use this latest downgrade as a catalyst for greater urgency in working to alter our economic trajectory and boost confidence in our economy. In particular, we call on the social partners to work together to expand private sector investment in the local economy.”
The match had to be decided on penalties following a goalless draw.
In the first half, St Paul's dominated proceedings and gave their rivals a hard time with their enterprising play.
However, their best players on the day were marked down by the St George's defence, which was well marshalled in the second half.
The players from both teams had the opportunity to score but due to inexperience in front of goal they missed clear chances and the game ended on penalties.
St George's successfully converted from the spot kick and which gifted them the advantage. St Paul's failed to convert their first kick, but redeemed themselves with the second kick.
They were, however, unable to convert the remaining three chances, as St George's capitalised with a last kick conversion to emerge 2-1 victors.
Goalkeeper Jonathan Horr of St George's saved two penalties and was named the best player on the day. Horr was excited, saying he will continue working hard for his team.
The FNB Classic Clashes programme was in 2008 and has since become one of the most sought-after sporting events amongst secondary school learners. The local high schools are competing in football, rugby and netball.
It was the home side who came out all guns blazing from the start. The Springboks showed a willingness to move the ball quickly with a number of players featuring prominently, particularly hooker Malcolm Marx.
They took the lead in the 10th minute after the visitors were caught off-side close to their line.
Jantjies easily slotted the penalty and added a second just four minutes later after more ill-discipline from the French.
The Springboks controlled the first quarter of the match, going close on a few occasions but not quite managing to finish off try scoring opportunities. In fact, they dominated with 75% of the possession and territory. As the half wore on, the French came more into the game, but on two occasions, the Bok defence held strong close to their line when the visitors seemed certain to score. The first try of the match came in the 30th minute courtesy of Jesse Kriel who rounded off a move that started in the Springbok half.
Elton Jantjies added the conversion that saw the Boks into a 13-0 lead.
France hit right back with a try of their own in the 34th minute when centre Henry Chavancy collected a kick in behind the Springbok defence with flyhalf Jules Plisson adding the conversion.
Jantjies added another penalty just before half-time that saw the teams enter the break with the Springboks with a well deserved 16-7 led.
The second half saw the both sides have periods of possession in the first 10 minutes. France's momentum however, was ruined by conceding penalties at crucial times with the Springboks able to relieve pressure on a number of occasions.
The home side again had some scoring chances, especially after a quick tap penalty by Ross Cronje, only for French winger Yoann Huget to intercept at a critical time.
France were first to score, with replacement Baptiste Serin nipping over from close in.
Plisson added the conversion and suddenly South Africa only led 16-14.
They extended that lead in the 59th minute when referee Glen Jackson awarded a penalty try after Courtnall Skosan was tackled before he collected a kick ahead from Warren Whiteley close to the try line.
Brice Dulin received a yellow card for his early tackle as the Springboks extended their lead to 23-14.
Just two minutes later that lead hit 30-14 after a brilliantly executed lineout move saw Whiteley flick the ball inside to Cronje who scythed through a massive gap to score a converted try under the poles.
The yellow card was certainly costing France as the Springboks added yet another try in the 67th minute, this time for centre Jan Serfontein after excellent work by Francois Hougaard and Andries Coetzee.
Jantjies added the conversion from the touchline to put the home side in total control at 37-14.
Next week the two teams meet for the second test in Durban.
Saturday's extensive list of matches saw Guinea upset 2015 winners Ivory Coast in Bouake, Mozambique beat 2012 winners Zambia in Ndola and second-half goals from Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau give South Africa a first-ever victory in a competitive international over Nigeria, who were Nations Cup winners in 2013.
There was also a rare away win for Mauritania, whose 1-0 triumph against Botswana was only their second ever on the road in a qualifying game.
The Democratic Republic of Congo beat neighbours Congo 3-1 while Burkina Faso, third at the finals in Gabon earlier this year, registered the same scoreline at home to Angola. There were also wins for holders Cameroon, Burundi, Guinea Bissau, Malawi, Mali and Sierra Leone, while the Cape Verde Islands' game against Uganda was postponed by 24 hours after the visitors were late in arriving.
Seydou Doumbia returned to the Ivory Coast side to score a double but Guinea twice came from behind to snatch a 3-2 win with Bundesliga-based Naby Keita securing the winner 11 minutes from time.
It was a further setback for new Ivorian coach Marc Wilmots, the Belgian boss at last year's European Championship, who lost his debut game 5-0 in the Netherlands last Sunday in a warm-up match.
Both teams paid tribute before the game to Cheikh Tiote, the former Ivorian international midfielder who collapsed and died in training with his Chinese club on Monday.
Mozambique had lost 14 and drawn four of their previous clashes with neighbours Zambia but German-born Stanley Ratifio, an amateur with FC Cologne's reserve team playing just his second international, forced home a late goal to break a four-decade drought.
South Africa gave English coach Stuart Baxter, on his return for a second spell in charge, a winning start to his tenure as they weathered Nigeria's early attacks and then dominated in Uyo.
Rantie headed home while Tau broke from his own half to beat the offside trap for the second goal with Mauritania scored 10 minutes from the end through substitute Abdullahi Soudani for a 1-0 triumph in Francistown.
Cedric Bakambu scored twice and Chancel Mbemba added the third for DR Congo to win in Kinshasa while Aristide Bance got two and Bertrand Traore the other in Burkina Faso's victory.
As Cameroon are hosting the next finals, their results in the qualifiers do not count, but the 1-0 win over Morocco with a 29th-minute goal from Vincent Aboubaker served as preparation for the Confederation Cup, which starts in Russia next weekend.
There are six more qualifying matches on Sunday with Egypt's game in Tunisia the main attraction.