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    Ondangwa irks Haufiku over hospital plansOndangwa irks Haufiku over hospital plans Minister of health Bernard Haufiku says there is nothing that advantages the Ondangwa Town Council with regard to the construction of a planned referral hospital, which the council wants built in its locality.

    He made the comments during a visit by the town council authorities to State House to appeal to President Hage Geingob to have the hospital constructed in Ondangwa.

    The Ondangwa Town Council is up in arms over a decision to shelve the construction of planned district hospital in its locality and wants government to instead consider it for a new referral hospital.

    Its CEO Ismael Namugongo said his town's location was favourable and the proximity to the favoured airport, which he said was the only in the north favoured Ondangwa considerably.

    “Council believes that Oshakati and Ondangwa have seen major government developments. It is disappointing that we are seeing major developments in Ongwediva but it is not even a regional capital. We are just calling for fair resource allocation,” said Namugongo.

    According to him, the town council initially meant to develop a park and sports stadium on the site which was given to the ministry of health for free but had to shelve its plans for the envisaged hospital. He also said that government would spend additional money just locating a site while the ministry had already committed N$4 million in studies pertaining to the development.

    Haufiku, however, shot back saying that there was nothing that favoured Ondangwa in terms of its location.

    According to him, the location of the hospital should favour the northern people. “I do not want people to die anymore because they had to be referred to Windhoek for medical treatment.

    We are looking at the bigger picture of health. We are talking about a big project here, to say the hospital must be built in Ondangwa, what is this Ondangwa speciality? I need to hear it,” said Haufiku.

    He called the actions of the town council manipulative and said that it had to be proven that if located in Ondangwa, it would work in the best interest of the northern people.

    “We are losing sight that we want to serve the regions, I want to reduce the risk that people must not die, because they do not receive treatment. I am not going to deviate from my scientific responsibility. If someone takes a political decision, I will not take the responsibility,” said Haufiku.

    Urban and rural development minister Sophia Shaningwa called for an amicable solution to the problem.

    Haufiku did also not pronounce himself on the location of the hospital during the council's visit to State House.

    Geingob also appealed for cooler heads to prevail.

    “Children of the Namibian house do not have to fight. We can build this country and there is no need to fight,” he said.


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    Oshana youth endorses NekongoOshana youth endorses Nekongo The Swapo Party Youth League in Oshana has nominated Ephraim Nekongo as its candidate for the youth wing's secretary position at its August elective congress.

    Nekongo, who currently serves as the Oshana Regional Youth Forum chairperson, got the nod ahead of SPYL national executive committee member Sioni Iikela. Nekongo managed to amass 47 votes, compared to Iikela who could only get 24.

    The regional structure also endorsed Tuyeni Kandume as its preferred deputy secretary candidate. Nekongo said his nomination by the Oshana youth wing members is an indication that they believe in him, however, he explained it remains a nomination up until the congress.

    Nekongo and Indileni Iipinge are both still eligible for re-election as central committee members at the SPYL congress as they have not yet reached the cut off age of 35.

    They will be joined by lawyer Natasha Ndilula and Ongwediva SPYL district secretary Hofni Iipinge, who on Saturday were elected as candidates for the central committee of the youth wing.

    Gerhard Ndafenongo and Tomas Iindji, who are central committee members respectively, are no longer eligible for re-election as they are over the age of 35. Meanwhile, Twiihendeli Israel is the new Oshana SPYL secretary, taking over from Matilde Nakwedhi.

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  • 06/11/17--16:00: Omusati SORA questioned
  • Omusati SORA questionedOmusati SORA questionedSpeech 'not entirely a reflection of reality' Erginus Endjala's speech delivered last Friday has been publicly questioned. People in Omusati Region have identified serious discrepancies in the State of the Region Address made at the weekend by governor Erginus Endjala. The governor in his speech themed 'Where Productivity Meets Prosperity' pointed out many successes and challenges facing his region.

    He said during the 2016/17 financial year, government spent a substantial amount of over N$700 million through the construction of infrastructure towards the region's development.

    Speaking to Namibian Sun on the sidelines of the State of the Region Address, Okahao Primary School principal Immanuel Amutenya wanted to know why governor made no mention of the N$17 million school, which was expected to be handed over two years ago.

    According to Amutenya, the school is operating from a dilapidated church building while painfully waiting for the new school premises to be completed.

    Last year the ministry of education said the contractor was removed from the project due to poor workmanship. Government had also indicated that a new contractor was being appointed to complete the project, which includes tilling some classrooms and levelling floors.

    The progress of the construction of a shelter for expectant mothers, who are currently camping outside the Outapi State Hospital, was also highlighted by irate public members.

    The public members wanted to know what the governor has done to ensure that the issue is addressed. Another Omusati official who spoke on condition of anonymity told Namibian Sun detailed information was lacking from this year's address.

    The source was making reference to the construction of the Omusati regional headquarters, which was supposed to be completed by March 2015. The project has not yet been finalised to this day. “The governor just mentioned it under projects that were implemented in the previous year, which however is not true.

    That project was in fact supposed to be concluded before last year,” the source said. Regarding government tenders being awarded and yet they are not completed on time, Endjala said that this should come to an end.


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    Manhunt for rape accused continuesManhunt for rape accused continues The manhunt for the suspect accused of raping a 12-year-old girl repeatedly over a five-month period last year and fathering her recently born son continues, with police confident that they are close to arresting him.

    No further details were available yesterday, and police are staying mum on the identity of the suspect and the circumstances surrounding the long-term rape of the girl, which allegedly took place in the Omatjete area in the Erongo Region.

    The suspect is accused of raping the girl multiple times between August and December 2016, with the rape only reported recently to police, after the birth of the girl’s son.

    Since the start of May, police have opened at least 26 new cases of rape of children, the youngest four years old, and minors, the oldest aged 17, with eight cases logged since Tuesday last week.

    The latest case opened by police, in Outapi, is an investigation into the rape of a 10-year-old girl who was allegedly repeatedly raped by a 19-year-old Namibian male between January and June of this year.

    It is alleged the suspect, a neighbour of the girl’s family, raped her at least eight times, in the 10-year-old girl’s room in her house.

    Police reported the suspect, who was arrested had allegedly showed the girl numerous movies, the content of which the police did not elaborate on.

    Police also informed the public last week that after a nine-year-old girl in Katima Mulilo became sick, doctors at the hospital diagnosed her with malaria, but also discovered that she had been infected with a sexually transmitted disease.

    The discovery led the girl to admit to her family and the health workers that a 57-year-old man had allegedly raped her at Lisilo village near Katima Mulilo.

    The suspect, who police say is a former high treason accused, was arrested and appeared in court last week.

    On Friday, the child welfare ministry told Namibian Sun that although no studies on the causes of the high rate of rape of children and minors have been conducted to date, several factors are behind the increased incidents of rape of children and minors in Namibia.

    These include alcohol and drug abuse by the perpetrators and likely the high levels of unemployment and poverty in Namibia.

    Moreover, the ministry said that “child neglect by parents”, for instance when children share a room or a bed with an adult, could also be part of the problem.

    Moreover, “overcrowding in a house whereby children share a room or a bed” with other adults are also likely factors that contribute to the high rate of child rape in Namibia.

    Children are also generally more vulnerable due to their young ages, which make them “easy targets for abuse, including rape. They do not have the mental capacity, physical strength or the experience to enable them to stop the abuse.”

    The ministry’s social workers said it is critical that every parent, custodian or caregiver ensures that their children are in a safe environment and kept from harm and where they could possibly be vulnerable to possible abuse.


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  • 06/12/17--03:08: Nam withdraws from Cosafa
  • Nam withdraws from CosafaNam withdraws from Cosafa Cosafa defending champions, Namibia, will not be taking part in the Cosafa under-17 championships this year, Namibian Sun has established.
    Cosafa media has reported that Namibia has voluntary chosen not to be part of the tournament.
    NFA president Frans Mbidi said: “Unfortunately, it is true that the team will not be part of this competition because of the economic situation the country is facing.”
    Jesse Jackson Kauraisa

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  • 06/12/17--16:00: Nam withdraws from Cosafa
  • Nam withdraws from CosafaNam withdraws from CosafaUnder-17 champs not in draw Namibian football suffered yet another blow as the country will not be sending its Cosafa winning team to this year's regional competition. Defending champions Namibia, will not be taking part in the Cosafa under-17 championships this year, Namibian Sun has established.

    The draw for the youth southern African regional competition was announced on Saturday.

    The reason for snubbing the tournament is that the Namibia Football Association (NFA) does not have enough funds to send the team to Mauritius.

    Cosafa media has reported that Namibia has voluntarily chosen not to be part of the tournament.

    “There are various commitments with the senior national team and one would say we had to scarify some of the junior tournaments.

    “If the tournament was to be staged in South Africa, it would have been easier for us to travel to the competition,” NFA president Frans Mbidi said. However, only eight nations have been included in pool A and Pool B, with the defending champion's name not appearing in the draw.

    Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi have been drawn in pool A, while South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia and Madagascar have been placed in pool B.

    Last year, Namibia went on to win the tournament for the first time after they defeated competition favourites South Africa 3-1 in the final.

    The competition will be held in Mauritius from 21-30 July, with the prospect of having a new champion inevitable.

    “We hope that the decision will benefit the senior national team because the times are really tough.

    “It is also disappointing to the players and the entire coaching staff, but these are matters which are beyond our control at the moment,” Mbidi said. Namibia's under-20 team last year suffered a similar problem when they also did not compete in the championships.

    The team was due to compete at the regional games in December, but failed to secure funds to compete the prestigious tournament.

    The problems for football in the country continue to pile up given that the local premier league has failed to start since last year.

    Jesse Jackson Kauraisa

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  • 06/12/17--16:00: Enduro riders take on Uis
  • Enduro riders take on UisEnduro riders take on Uis The Bank Windhoek Namibian Enduro Championship will enter the second half of the championship season on Saturday, with round four taking place at Uis.

    The race is co-sponsored by Central Earth Moving and Brandberg Rest Camp.

    The event in Uis comprises of a mix of technical and fast riding, with sections passing through quarries and super soft white dunes.

    Spectators will have a lot of action and viewing pleasure from an elevated plateau, overlooking large parts of the race course.

    The championship took off as expected by many. Marcel Henle (KTM) won the first event at Farm Omakwara in February, while Henner Rusch (KTM) took victory at Farm Lichtenstein in March.

    At Otjihase, Rusch clinched victory, taking the lead in the championship and Henle will be eager to equalise at Uis in this battle of exceptional Namibian enduro talents.

    However, Gernot Bahr (Husaberg) and Corner Visser (Sherco) are hot on their heels, while Kai Hennes (KTM) is never to be underestimated.

    Joern Greiter (KTM) will seek to keep his clean sheet of victories this season in the senior motorbike riders' class.

    However, last year's winner Frank Ahlreip (KTM) and Kai Hohmeier (KTM) will be chasing Greiter to close the championship gap.

    The Clubmans Motorbike Class is set for an exciting race as championship leader Juergen Gladis (KTM) and youngster Liam Gilchrust (Husqvarna) are expected to keep up their good performances.

    Wayne Schablinski (KTM) and the winner at Otjihase Duard Wiese (KTM) will be in contention for victory too.

    In the off-road bikes class, which provides newcomers with an adequate track to enter the competition, championship leader Teddy Kausch (KTM) will seek yet another victory.

    But, Johan van der Merwe (KTM) and young talent Keanu Weber-Trianus (KTM) will have their say too.

    Christina Eins (KTM) is expected to keep the ladies flag flying in this class.

    In the Development Class for youngsters, a high turnout is expected to challenge the leader Dylan Hilfiker (KTM).

    In the Open Quads Class, J L Oppermann (Honda) has accumulated a comfortable gap to the second and third placed riders, while 2016 champion Shannon Rowland (Honda) will seek to remain in the lead of the ladies quad class.

    After the main event, a hill climb competition will be staged, promising great entertainment for enduro enthusiasts and spectators alike.

    Organisers say the venue can be found following the sign boards and the markers in Uis until you reach the pit area.

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    Wayde sets 200m record in KingstonWayde sets 200m record in Kingston Sprint sensation Wayde van Niekerk delivered another superb performance on Saturday evening to smash the national 200m record at a meeting in Kingston, Jamaica.

    The versatile speedster, who holds the 400m world record of 43.03, took the half-lap win at the Racers Grand Prix in 19.84 to break the two-year-old mark of 19.87 held by Anaso Jobodwana.

    Van Niekerk shattered his personal best of 19.90, which he set when he won the SA title in Potchefstroom in April, by 0.06.

    He finished well ahead of Commonwealth champion Rasheed Dwyer who grabbed second spot in 20.11.

    Earlier, SA 100m record holder Akani Simbine took second place in 10.00 in the short dash.

    Former world champion Yohan Blake of Jamaica won the race in 9.97.

    “What a wonderful performance!” was the happy reaction of Aleck Skhosana, the president of Athletics South Africa. “Looks like Wade is on the roll here.

    “Since announcing that he wants to contest the short sprints seriously this year, he has been on an onslaught.

    Clearly he is not where we all want him to be, but he is really doing very well.

    “The exploits of Simbine cannot go unnoticed.

    His consistency has made everyone sit up and worry about what's coming at the IAAF World Championships in August. Congratulations to all athletes and their coaches! Your hard work is coming together.”

    The national record is subject to a standard ratification process.


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    Duinesig and NPS reign supremeDuinesig and NPS reign supreme Duinesig defeated Narraville 1-0 in the final of the senior division of the G4S Bhubesi Pride Africa Rugby Day tournament at Atlantis sports grounds in Walvis Bay on Saturday.

    Narraville III defeated Narraville II 2-0 in the final of the junior division. Narraville II eliminated Narraville I and Narraville III defeated Kuisebmond in the semi-final round of the junior division.

    Narraville defeated Immanuel Ruiters I and Duinesig eliminated Immanuel Ruiters II in the semi-final round of the senior division.

    Some 340 from six primary schools participated in the touch rugby tournament with 12 international volunteers facilitating the event.

    Former Namibian rugby team captain and Bhubesi Pride ambassador Jacques Burger also motivated the future players at the event.

    The tough tackling flanker retired from international rugby after a career spanning nine years and during which he amassed 36 caps including three world cup appearances in 2007, 2011 and 2015. He also won the Premiership twice with Saracens in England.

    Donna van den Heever of G4S Namibia hailed development through sport as an exciting approach to corporate social responsibility and said there are some remarkable programmes around the world successfully promoting the relationship between brands, sport and social responsibility.

    “G4S identified the Bhubesi Pride Project which is set to continue making a marked and sustainable difference in the lives of countless children across more than 10 African countries, including Namibia.”

    The G4S-Bhubesi Pride Foundation partnership touched the lives of more than 3 600 children from 53 schools in nine African countries including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa in 2016.

    The BP Foundation is a charity which aims to unite communities through rugby, promoting the sport's values and life skills enters its sixth year of operations in Africa.

    It also strives to empower and up-skill local staff, nurture community leaders and inspire long-term developmental outcomes through tangible legacy projects in conjunction with in-country partners.

    The charity assembles qualified and dedicated teams of volunteers to carry out annual coaching expeditions, supporting rugby and community development in schools and community centres in east and southern Africa between January and September during six month mission's very year.

    The Foundation in collaboration with G4S Namibia commenced with a three-year programme in Walvis Bay in 2015 after three years of successfully linking up with seven schools in Rehoboth.

    A coaching team worked with the Kudu and Walvis Bay rugby clubs and empowered 15 local coaches while 489 learners from Narraville, Nara, Tutaleni, Kuisebmond, Flamingo, Duinesig and Immanuel Ruiters primary schools participated in the inaugural programme at Narraville Rugby Stadium.

    The volunteers worked with 150 primary school learners from Narraville, Flamingo, Nara, Duinesig, Immanuel Ruiters, Kuiseb and empowered five local coaches at Jan Wilken last year.


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  • 06/12/17--16:00: Victory Race kicks off
  • Victory Race kicks offVictory Race kicks offKondjashili, Johannes dominate Victory Race Local long-distance runners Kefas Kondjashili and Helalia Johannes dominated the 2017 Old Mutual Victory Race Series in Oshakati over the weekend. The 2017 Old Mutual Victory Race kicked off producing impressive wins by Kondjashili and in the men's and women's category respectively.

    Some 73 entries for 21km and over 1 000 entries for 5km were recorded.

    Kondjashili finished the 21km race in 01:06:58 and Johannes completed the same distance in 01:15:16.

    Both athletes told Nampa after the race they could not improve on their time because there was no tough competition in the race.

    “I could not improve on my previous time of 01:09:00 that I set during the 2013 Victory Race at Swakopmund in the Erongo Region, because of no strong challenger,” said Johannes, adding she was running alone ahead of everyone from the beginning of Saturday's race.

    Kondjashili said he also ran alone for most of the race as his mates only managed to stay with him in the first 2km of their race.

    “I am participating for the first time in the 21km race, apart from being victorious in the 5km men category of all the legs from Oshakati, Keetmanshoop, Swakopmund and Windhoek last year,” said Kondjashili.

    Nawa Uveni followed Kondjashili with 01:08:13 and Leonard Namupala was third in a time of 01:08:16.

    In the women's category, Ottlie Haimwata followed Johannes with a time of 01:25:17 and Sofia Nambabi came third with a time of 01:30:38.

    Joshua 'Bravo' Hangula, 63, was the eldest athlete and he participated in the 5km race.

    Also featured in the 5km race for the third consecutive year are people with disabilities from the Oshana Heroes Sport Club and Eluwa Special School.

    Old Mutual Manager for Communications and Transformation, Ilke Akwenye said after Oshakati, the second leg will be held in Walvis Bay, Erongo Region.

    The third leg will be in Keetmanshoop, //Karas Region and the final leg will be in Windhoek, Khomas Region.


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    Haufiku ita popile etungo lyoshipangelo  oshinene mOndangwaHaufiku ita popile etungo lyoshipangelo oshinene mOndangwa Ominista yUundjolowele oya popi kutya kape na shoka tashi nana noku etitha uuwanawa opo ondoolopa yaNdangwa yi vule okutungwa oshipangelo oshinene shoka taku pangelwa opo shi tungwe monooli.

    Bernard Haufiku okwa popi ngaaka pethimbo aanambelewa yondoolopa yaNdangwa ya talelepo Egumbo lyEpangelo taya pula Omuleli Hage Geingob opo oshipangelo shoka shi tungwe mondoolopa yawo.

    Elelo lyondoolopa yaNdangwa olya uvithwa nayi ketokolo ndyoka lya ningwa opo oompangela dhokutunga oshipangelo shopashitopolwa mondoolopa moka dha kalekwa na otaya pula opo oshipangelo oshinene shoka taku pangelwa opo shi tungwe monooli yoshilongo shi tungwe mondoolopa yawo.

    Omunambelewa omukuluntu gwondoolopa ndjoka, Ismael Namugongo okwa popi kutya ondoolopa yawo otayi adhika pehala ewanawa na oyi li popepi nokapale koondhila hoka ka simana.

    “Elelo lyondoolopa yaNdangwa otali popi kutya lya mona oopoloyeka dhomayambulepo dhepangelo odhindji mondoolopa yaShakati nOndangwa ihe otashi uvitha nayi sho oopoloyeka ndhoka oonene dhi li owala mOngwediva omanga ondoolopa ndjoka kayi shi nookuli oshilandopangelo shoshitopolwa. Otatu pula opo oonzo dhepangelo dhi topolwe shithike pamwe.”

    Namugongo okwa tsikile kutya ehala ndyoka lya pewa oshali uuministeli wUundjolowele opo andola pu tungwe oshipangelo olya li lya nuninwa okutunga ehala lyokuvululukilwa oshowo okapale komaudhano.

    Nonando ongaaka Haufiku okwa yamukula kutya

    kape na shoka tashi popile ondoolopa ndjoka.

    Okwa gwedha po kutya pehala mpoka tapu tulwa oshipangelo shoka opwa pumbwa okukala tapu gandja uuwanawa kaantu yomonooli.

    “Inandi hala we aantu taya si molwaasshoka molwaashoka oye na okutuminwa mOvenduka opo yamone uunamiti. Otatu talakethano enene muundjolowele. Otatu popi opoloyeka onene onkene okupopya kutya opoloyeka nayi tungwe mOndangwa, omolwashike yi na okutungilwa mOndangwa, onda hala oku shi uva?,” Haufiku ta ti.

    Minista okwa popi kutya okwa hala oshipangelo shoka tashi tungwa shi kale muuwanawa waantu .

    Ominista yEyambulepo lyIitopolwa nOondoolopa, Sophia Shaningwa okwa pula opo ku adhike etsokumwe moshikumungu shoka.

    Haufiku ina gandja omaiyuvo ge kutya oshipangelo shoka ota popile shi tungwe mondoolopa yi ni.

    Geingob okwa pula opo ombili yi pangele meningo lyomatokolo ngoka, ta popi kutya: “Aanona yaNamibia inaya pumbwa okukondjithathana. Na tu tungeni oshilongo shika ihe inashi pumbiwa okukondjithathana.”


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    Oshipopiwa shangoloneya tashi konenenwaOshipopiwa shangoloneya tashi konenenwaYe wete omauyelele ogendji inaga popiwa Aakwashigwana moshitopolwa shaMusati oya tongolola oshipopiwa shopashigwana shaNgoloneya goshitopolwa shoka Erginus Endjala. Moshipopiwa she ngoloneya okwa popi kombinga yaashoka sha pondolwa moshitopolwa she nomikundu ndhoka dha dhenge oshitopolwa she moshikakomvula sho-2016/17. Okwa popi kutya epangelo olya longitha iimaliwa ya thika konyala poomiliyona 700 metungo lyooployeka dhomayambulepo moshitopolwa. Sho a yi moonkundathana noshifokundaneki shoNamibian Sun sha landula oshipopiwa sha ngoloneya omukuluntuskola poskola yOpevi yaKahao, Immanuel Amutenya okwa pula kutya omolwashike ngoloneya ina popya kombinga yopoloyeka yOskola yOpevi yaKahao yongushu yoomiliyona 17 ndjoka yali yi na okukala ya manithwa oomvula mbali dha piti.

    Amutenya okwa popi kutya monena otaya longele moongulu dha kulupa mehala lyongeleka, na otashi lulumike noonkondo sho ya tegelela natango opo oskola ompe yi manithwe. Omvula ya piti uuminiteli wElongo owa popi kutya omutungi ngoka a li ta tungu oskola ndjoka okwa kuthwa iilonga molwa iilonga yi na ongushu.

    Epangelo olya tseyitha kutya okwa ulikwa omutungi omupe ngoka gwa tegelelwa a manithe opoloyeka ndjoka.

    Etungo lyehala lyokukala aakiintu mboka ya tegelela okupulumutha mOutapi oyimwe yomoopoloyeka ndhoka dha konenenwa koshigwana. Aakwashigwana oya pula kutya ngoloneya okwa ningi po shike opo a kwashilipaleke kutya omukundu ngoka ogwa kandulwa po. Omunambelewa gumwe gwomOmusati ngoka ina hala okutumbulwa kedhina okwa popi kutya oshipopiwa shangoloneya kashi na uuyelele owundji. Omunambelewa ngoka okwa popi a gandja oshiholelwa shoombelewa oonene dhOpolisi yaMusati ndhoka dha li dhi na okukala dha manithwa okutungwa andola momwedhi Malista gwo-2015 ihe inadhi pwa natango.

    Ngoloneya okwa tumbula owala oombelewa ndhoka onga oshitopolwa shoopoloyeka ndhoka dha tulwa miilonga omvula ya piti, ihe opoloyeka ndjoka oya li yi na okupwa momvula yo-2015.”



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  • 06/12/17--16:00: Namibia ota lili Ya Toivo
  • Namibia ota lili Ya ToivoNamibia ota lili Ya ToivoEpendafule lya ka lala AaNamibia ya za miitopolwa ya yooloka moshilongo oya gandja esimaneko lyawo kependafule nofule yaNamibia Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo ngoka a hulitha mEtitano. AaNamibia oya longitha omapandja gomakwatathano gopainternet mehulilo shiwike lya piti okuholola oluhodhi lwawo omolwa eso lyofule yaNamibia Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo.

    Ya Toivo okwa hulitha mepupi lyoomvula 92.

    Ya Toivo okwa hulitha nombili megumbo lye omutenya gwEtitano na okwa hokololwa koyendji kutya okwa dhana onkandangala onene mekondjelomanguluko lyaNamibia.

    “Pehala lyepangelo lyaNamibia oshowo pehala lyandje mwene otandi gandja omahekelelo kofamili. Ekanitho ndika kali shi owala lyofamili ihe olyoshilongo ashihe,” Omupresidende Hage Geingob a popi, pethimbo a tseyitha eso lya Ya Toivo koradio yomuzizimbe yopashigwana.

    Ongula yOlyomakaya pethimbo lyomutumba gwElelo lyoSwapo, iilyo ya ningi eimweneneno medhimbuluko lya Ya Toivo.

    Kuume ke na okwa li woo pamwe naye mondjeedhililo yaRobben Island, Helao Shityuwete okwa hololwa kutya okwa uvithwa nayi noonkondo keso lyakuume ke. Shitywete okwa popi kutya ye pamwe naYa Toivo oya li ya ka kala momutumba gwa ningilwa mOndoolopa yaMbaye na oya galukile moshilando mEtitano.

    “Okwa li omulumentu omuwanawa ngoka a kala nombili nomuntu kehe kutya omushona nenge omukuluntu. Okwa li omuntu gwaantu. Ondiinekela kutya aanyasha yetu otaya ka longa nuudhiginini nokukalekapo shoka sha pondolwa kaantu ngaashi ooYa Toivo,” omunamimvo 82 a popi.

    Shityuwete naYa Toivo oya tulwa mondjeedhililo yaRobben Island na oya mangululwa mo-1984.

    Omahekeleko gamwe oga zilile woo poshishiindalongo South Afrika, okuza kongundu yoAfrican National Congress, oEconomic Freedom Fighters (EFF) yaJulius Malema oshowo ongundu yoCommunist Party.

    Ongundu yoANC oya popi kutya Ya Toivo okwa gandja okukalamwenyo kwe mekondjelo lyemanguluko lyoshilongo she.

    Ongunduyo EFF oya popi kutya Ya Toivo okwa li okwatwa yaNamibia ndjoka ya idhililwa moRobben Island ethimbo ele, na okwa kala mondjeedhililo ndjoka uule woomvula 16, pamwe nomapendafule omakwawo ngoka ga tulwa miipandeko nokupewa omageelo gondholongo molwaashoka oya yi pondje oveta yuukoloni waSouth Afrika yUukulo.

    Ongundu ndjoka oya tsikile kutya pethimbo mpoka taku kondjithwa opo ku moniwe emanguluko lyopaliko, naku dhimbulukiwe omatumbulo ngoka ga ningwa kuYa Toivo pethimbo a pewa egeelo lyokukala mondholongo.

    Ya Toivo okwa li a popi pethimbo a tulwa mondholongo kutya “Ondi shishi kutya ekondjelomanguluko otali ka kala elelo lyo elulu, ihe ondi shi shi kutya aantu yetu otaya sindana po olugodhi kutya otashi pula shike. Uuna twa mono emanguluko lyetu olugodhi opo talu hulu.”

    Ya Toivo okwa kala konyala uule woomvula omulongo moshitopolwa shimwe shondholongo nomuleli gwaSouth Afrika nale Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela Foundation nayo oya gandja omahekeleko omolwa eso lyaYa Toivo na oya popi kutya Mandela okwa li a popi kutya okwa gumwa kuufule waYa Toivo ngoka a a tindi okulongela kumwe nomalelo gokatongotongo nonando yamwe mboka ya tulwa mondjeedhililo pamwe naye oya li ya longele kumwe nomalelo opo ya vule okutumbalekwa nokuyelwa.

    Oshilimbo shombili

    Ongundu yoRally for Democracy and Progress oya popi kutya Ya Toivo okwa li oshilimbo shombili nohole .

    Omuselekadhi gwa Ya Toivo, Vicki, okwa galukile kegumbo okuza koGeneva hoka a li a yi niilonga. Pahapu dhomupopiliko gwofamili, Helmut Angula, Vicki okwa li niilonga moGeneva, Switzerland sho omusamane gwe a hulitha.

    Angula okwa popi woo kutya inaku ningwa natango omalongekidho gefumbiko ihe uuna kwa tokolwa oshigwana otashi ka tseyithilwa.

    “Elalakano okugandja ethimbo lya gwana kaalilisa molwaashoka aantu oyendji oya tegelelwa woo ya thike moshilongo okuza kondje yomafuta.”

    Ya Toivo okwa tegelelwa a ningilwe efumbiko lyopapangelo.


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    Aanyasha yomOshana ya hogolola  NekongoAanyasha yomOshana ya hogolola Nekongo Ewawa lyaanyasha yongundu yoSwapo moshitopolwa shaShana oya hogolola Ephraim Nekongo onga okandindate kawo momahogololo guuamushanga wewawa ndyoka pethimbo lyomahogoloo ngoka ge li ko muAguste.

    Nekongo ngoka monena ta longo onga omunashipundi gwOshana Regional Youth Forum na okwa dhengemo momahogololo ngoka Sioni Iikela. Nekongo okwa zimo nomawi 47 omanga Iikela a zimo nomawi 24. Ewawa lyaanyasha moSwapo moshitopolwa shoka olya hogolola woo Tuyeni Kandume a ninge okandindate momahogololo guupeha amushanga.

    Nekongo okwa popi kutya ehogololo lye kaanyasha yomOshana otali ulike kutya oye mu inekela.

    Nekongo naIndileni Iipinge ayehe otaya vulu okuhogololwa opo ya kwatele komeho oompito ndhoka molwaashoka ayehe inaya gwanitha natango omimvo 35. Otaya ka wayimina Natasha Ndilula oshowo amushanga gwo SPYL moshitayi shaNgwediva, Hofni Iipinge, ngoka mOlyomakaya a hogololwa onga okandindate mokomitiye yelelo lyewawa ndyoka. Gerhard Ndafenongo naTomas Iindji, mboka yeli iilyo yokomitiye ndjoka itaya ka kutha we ombinga momahogololo ngoka molwaashoka oya koya moomvula dho-35.

    Monena Twiihendeli Israel oye amusahnga gwoSPYL mOshana ta yi pehala lya Matilde Nakwedhi.


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  • 06/12/17--16:00: No deal for UK potentially
  • No deal for UK potentiallyNo deal for UK potentially Britain's Brexit minister David Davis said Britain could still walk away from negotiations with the European Union with no deal, and it was important to keep that option as talks over the terms of Britain's departure from the bloc begin.

    Davis said that the government had looked at contingency plans for walking away without a deal and it was an important option in order to get the best deal for Britain.

    “If you go into a negotiation without the ability to walk away then you will have a poor outcome in that negotiation,” he said on BBC radio, adding that he expected Britain would be able to agree a deal with the EU.

    “They (the European member states) have their own interests, so it is important that we have the option if it comes down to it, I don't think it will, but if it comes down to it, to be able to walk away.”

    Britain's ruling Conservative party unexpectedly lost its parliamentary majority last week, weakening Prime Minister Theresa May just days before negotiations over the UK's departure from the EU began.


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  • 06/12/17--16:00: Sterling turns flat
  • Sterling turns flatSterling turns flat Pound sterling gave back early gains against the dollar to trade flat on Monday, back under pressure after British general elections that yielded no clear majority for any party and threatened to undermine Brexit talks later this month.

    Having traded as strong as US$1.2769, the pound was flat on the day at US$1.2740, still a full cent above Friday's lows of US$1.26. Against the euro, it dipped 0.1% to 87.94 pence.

    Prime Minister Theresa May reappointed most of her ministers on Sunday but brought a Brexit campaigner and party rival into government to try to unite her Conservatives after a disastrous election. She is still negotiating for support from Northern Irish Unionists to allow her to stay in power.

    “It is hard to see sterling performing well over the summer given the possibility that the current state of political uncertainty could last for some time,” wrote Simon Derrick, chief market strategist at Bank of New York Mellon.

    “(But) it seems fair to say that the consensus view on Friday within the markets was that the practical outcome from the UK general election would be the adoption of a softer negotiating stance by the UK government over Brexit. As a result there is a view that this would prove mildly supportive for sterling.”


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    FastMobile disrupts mobiles marketsFastMobile disrupts mobiles marketsApple and Samsung losing market share New entrants challenging market leaders Apple and Samsung. Apple and Samsung might be the world's most popular smartphone brands, but they are fast losing market share to new entrants in the market. Chinese smartphone manufacturers are driving sales with their competitively priced, high-quality smartphones equipped with innovative features.

    The shift in buyer preference is positively affecting Chinese manufacturers in their strategy to build desirable features at affordable prices. FastMobile is a new entrant to the market and is fast capturing market share with its high-end TrendZ1 smartphone at an affordable price.

    According to Gartner, the smartphone market grew 9% in the first quarter of 2017. This shows that consumers are spending more to get better phones, resulting in the rise in average selling prices.

    Samsung's smartphone sales declined 3.1% in the first quarter of 2017 and sales of iPhones were flat, which led to a drop in market share year over year. Similar to Samsung, Apple is increasingly facing fierce competition from Chinese brands.

    Huawei edged closer to Apple with smartphone sales amounting to 34 million units in the first quarter of 2017. Despite its P9 and P9 Plus being available for more than a year now, both smartphones continued to sell well, positioning Huawei as a dominant brand in the consumer market.

    “Huawei has now steadily held the third spot in the worldwide ranking of smartphone vendors,” said Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner, “however, pressure is mounting as its counterparts in China are catching up.”

    According to the report, in the smartphone operating system (OS) market, the battle is now clearly between Android and iOS. Growing acceptance of Chinese brands in the global markets, led by high-quality smartphones, is driving Android OS dominance.

    IT Public Relations

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  • 06/12/17--16:00: Karibib solar plant launched
  • Karibib solar plant launchedKaribib solar plant launchedThird photovoltaic plant under REFIT programme 25-year PPP arrangement with MetDecci signed. South African independent power producer MetDecci recently commissioned its 5 megawatt power plant in Karibib. The plant forms part of NamPower's REFIT programme, which envisages the development of 14 renewable energy plants which combined will add 70MW to the national energy grid.

    Deputy mines and energy minister, Kornelia Shilunga, welcomed the investment and called on the private sector to actively participate.

    “We need the private sector, and we explicitly welcome the active participation of private sector actors, such as MetDecci,” said Shilunga.

    She also said the private sector had a role to play in ensuring security of power supply. “The private sector has a definite part to play in the country's energy sector, not only for the sake of investments, or job creation, but to develop expertise, drive innovation, and to contribute to our many national development efforts.”

    Also speaking at the launch was Erongo regional governor Cleophas Mutjavikua who said that private renewable energy investors are welcome in the region.

    He said there is land available for those with the money to set up solar power plants in Usakos, Uis and Arandis.

    “I guarantee investors that negotiations on these lands will not take time at all, and you will get it that instant,” he said.

    The N$120 million injection by MetDecci Energy Investment from South Africa and partners in Namibia is the second independent power producer in the region, next to the 4.5 MW Omburu power plant in Omaruru.

    MetDecci signed a 25-year contract with the Karibib Town Council, whereby they will share part of their profit with the local authority when they sell electricity to NamPower.

    “The profit sharing is additional to the land rentals we are paying. This is because we want to contribute and increase the revenue generation of the town council,” said MetDecci Namibia director, Barnabas Uugwanga.

    Karibib mayor Petrus Naboth said the money generated from this project will be used for infrastructure development in the town.

    The REFIT programme was launched to as a safeguard measure to feed 70 MW into the energy grid. Almost two-years into its implementation, three 5 MW plants have been constructed thus far while a wind power farm of the same capacity is currently under construction in the southern harbour town of Lüderitz.


    Additional reporting by Nampa.

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    Windhoek advised to retrofit infrastructureWindhoek advised to retrofit infrastructure Retrofitting older infrastructure is one of the cost effective ways through which the City of Windhoek could give a quick yield of water and stretch water supply fast.

    Director of water conservation at the San Antonio water system in Texas, Karen Guz told Nampa Friday that options such as building a desalination plant could take years whilst retrofits could be done in months.

    “We have completed that process and are no longer doing it simply because it is very hard to find a high flow toilet anywhere in San Antonio now,” said Guz in an interview.

    Retrofit means to alter a manufactured item by adding new parts or features, such as replacing an old showerhead with one designed to save water.

    San Antonio has retrofitted over 350 000 toilets as well as urinals and showerheads to save water.

    The City of San Antonio entered into a Sister City relationship with the City of Windhoek last year.

    The agreement concerns areas of common interest, such as the promotion of economic cooperation and trade, tourism, cooperation in renewable energy, and exchanges in water management.

    The collaboration is intended to address challenges faced in both cities for a mutual benefit, like overcoming water shortages.

    Guz said the drought of 2011 in San Antonio was among the five worst over the past 500 years.

    Across the Atlantic, the water crisis in Windhoek that started around 2013 was caused by various factors such as poor rainfall and empty dams, and a population growth due to urbanisation.

    Namibia has since that year been battling with a water shortage that resulted in restrictions of water use and low crop harvests.

    To address the shortage, Guz said change begins at home.

    “Analyse how much gallons of water you use per toilet flush and then consider making that change,” she said adding San Antonio has been investing in water conservation for over 20 years.

    The efforts resulted in the city having the largest direct recycled water delivery system in the USA and Guz said the recycling system has economic spin offs that generate an income.

    “We also recycle our bio solids to produce compost that is sold commercially and we sell the biogas on the open market that is generated during the treatment process.”


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  • 06/12/17--16:00: Tradehold looks to NSX
  • Tradehold looks to NSXTradehold looks to NSXNo immediate plans to list Tradehold has held informal discussions held with local stock brokers and NSX while it is investigating options to list locally. South African property group Tradehold is looking at the possibility of listing on the NSX in the near future following its reconstitution as a separate real estate and financial investment company. It is listed on the JSE.

    This was disclosed by joint CEO Friedrich Esterhuyse at the new-look company's first investment presentation on Tuesday. No official timeframe was given for the listing on the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX), but it is understood about N$800 million of new capital could be raised.

    “We have been looking at listing on the NSX however it's not critical or urgent. We have been talking about it for some time. It will be good to create an asset class for local investors. It creates a vehicle that Namibians can invest in, the other reason is to raise capital,” said Esterhuyse of Tradehold's intent to list.

    According to him, talks have been held with local stock brokers and it seems that IJG Securities may sponsor the potential listing of Tradehold on the Windhoek bourse. “We have held informal discussions with the NSX and local stockbrokers, we are very interested. We have been talking to IJG Securities,” said Esterhuyse.

    “We think it would be a good story for Namibia, [listing] is something we are seriously considering,” he concluded in a brief telephonic interview with Namibian Sun.

    A Tradehold presentation showed the cost of developments under construction in Namibia would top N$720 million. Esterhuyse said there was also a secured development pipeline of N$1 billion in Namibia.

    On the financial services side, Tradehold looks set to benefit strongly from its recent acquisition of Mettle. Mettle offers invoice finance and credit services in the asset finance sector as well as consumer finance to suppliers of building wares.

    Esterhuyse said all the business segments in Mettle had good growth potential, pencilling in a hefty net profit growth of 46% for the 2016 financial year.

    In a new move, Mettle has shifted its attentions to alternative energy by launching a solar energy business.

    Despite its diversified operating structure, the questions after Tradehold's presentation were mostly around its interests in the UK property market. One investment source, who asked not to be named, said Tradehold had moved from primarily a UK property play to an unfocused investment company with serious financial services and African ambitions.

    “A lot of the new endeavours look like the company is shooting from the hip … but then again it's a Christo (Wiese) play so you dare not look away,” concluded Esterhuyse in an earlier interview with Business Day.

    -Additional reporting by Business Day


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