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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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    Esau a kutha po iifuta iipe yekwato lyoohiEsau a kutha po iifuta iipe yekwato lyoohi Oshigwana osha holola enyanyu sha landula sho Ominista yOohi nOonzo dhomOmeya Bernhardt Esau a tseyitha ekutho po lyiifuta iipe mbyoka ya li ya nyenyetwa koshigwana omwedhi g wapiti.

    Etokolo lyaminista, okukutha po iifuta mbyoka ko kutalululwe etokolo ndyoka sigo iifuta iipe ya tulwa miilonga, olya pandulwa koyendji.

    “Ndjika onkundana ombwaanawa ku kehe gumwe. Otwa pandula na otashi ulike kutya otu li moshilongo oshiwanawa moka epangelo lya pyakudhukwa okupulakena kaantu yalwo,” gumwe gwomaakwashigwana a shanga koFacebook.

    Oombelewa dhuuministeli mboka koondolopa dhokominkulofuta mEtine lyoshiwike sha piti, odha tula nale omatumwalaka poombelewa dhawo ngoka taga tseyitha iifuta mbyoka iipe. Iifuta mbyoka ya li ya tseyithwa omwedhi gwa piti, Ondando yomukandapitiko gokukwata oohi koohandimwe oya londo okuza pooN$14 komwedhi nooN$168 komvula.

    Iifuta mbyoka oya li ya londekwa okuya N$1 500 momwedhi nenge oN$50 mesiku.

    Iifuta yokomwula oya londo okuya pooN$18 000 okuza pooN$168.

    Omukomeho gwoNamibia Chamber of Environment (NCE) Chris Brown okwa li a popi petameko yomwedhi nguka tuli kutya ofamili yaantu yane momwedhi otayi ka longitha oshimaliwa shooN$6 000.

    Metitano, Esau okwa koleke kutya okwa tokola okukutha po iifuta mbyoka na otaka ninga manga oonkundathana naakuthibinga opo ku vule okutulwa iilonga iifuta iipe.

    Minista okwa popi kutya okwa kutha ko omaiyuvo ngoka ga ningwa koshigwana sha landula sho iifuta mbyoka ya gwedhelwa, na oye wete kutya iifuta mbyoka otayi ka guma oshikondo shaatalelipo, unene koondolopa ngaashi oHenties Bay, ndjoka unene hayi longithwa onga ehala lyomafudho kaakwashigwana yomoshilongo naatalelipo ya za pondje yoshilongo.



    JANA-MARI SMITH

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  • 08/14/17--16:00: Amuplo a tumbalekwa
  • Amuplo a tumbalekwaAmuplo a tumbalekwaAmupolo okwa li omukondjelimanguluko ngoka ina sholola Engathithi lyaalilisa ya za koombinga noombinga moshilongo oshowo pondje yoshilongo, oya kala poshituthifumbiko shabrigadier-general, mEtanga lyEgameno lyaNamibia ngoka a li moshipundi shevuluko Erasmus Kayambu Amupolo, ngoka a fumbikwa mehuliloshiwike. Amupolo omunamimvo 63, okwa hulitha moshiponga shohauto shoka sha ningilwa mOshitopolwa shaMaheke, momasiku gatatu gaAguste. Okwa fumbikwa momukunda Oshuungu moshikandjohogololo Elim mOshitopolwa shaMusati. Pahapu dhomukomeho gwointelligence services, moNamibia, Philemon Malima, okwa popi kutya oshiponga shoka sha faalele omwenyo gwa Amupolo, osha etithwa kombulu ndjoka yali nale omutondi gwaNamibia.

    Malima ngoka a li gumwe gwomaanambelewa mepangelo anenentu mboka ya kala pefumbiko ndyoka okwa popi kutya Amupolo okwa sindi oombulu pethimbo lyekondjelomanguluko ihe odha kanitha omwenyo gwe moshiponga shohauto.

    Amupolo pamwe nayakwawo yatano, oya hulithile moshiponga shoka sha ningilwa mondjila yomamanya pokati kaDordabis naLeonardville. Omupresidende Hage Geingob oshiwike sha piti okwa tokola opo Amupolo a pewe efumbiko lyopapangelo.

    Pandjokonona ye, ndjoka ya leshwa kubrigadier-general Holden Uulenga, Amupolo, ngoka naye e li moshipundi shevululuko, Amupolo okwa valelwa momukunda Oshuungu popepi nElim mo-1954. Okwa mana oskola ye yopetameko mwElim na okwa ka tsikila eilongo lye mOngwediva. Mo-1972okwa tameke okulongela epangelo lyaSouth Afrika moshikondo shemona mOndangwa. Okwa yi muupongekwa moAngola mo-1974.

    Pethimbo e li muupongekwa okwa pewa omadheulo gopaukwaita ga yooloka miilongo ya yooloka. Okwa wayimine oPeople's Liberation Army of Namibia (Plan) na okwa ningi gumwe gwomookomanda omanga ina ninga omukomeho gwetanga lyomewangandjo moshitopolwa shomonooli. Mo-1983 okwa toto po etanga lyolugodhi monooli uuninginino na okwa ulikwa a ninge omukomeho gwetanga kohi yekomando lyaErastus Negonga.

    Konima sho oshilongo sha manguluka, Amupolo okwa longa poonkatu dha yooloka mEtanga lyEgameno ndyoka a wayimine mo-1990. Okwa tameke iilonga ye onga omunambelewa gwekomando gwo262 Battalion onga lieutenant colonel. Konima okwa ningi omupeha komanda gwoskola yaakwiita na okwa yelwa nokuninga colonel. Natango okwa yelwa nokuninga brigadier-general nokukomanda o 12th no 26th Brigades sigo oshowo a yi moshipundi shevululuko mo-2014.

    Lieutenant-general Martin Shali , ngoka e li moshipundi shevululuko, okwa lesha omatumwalaka gomahekeleko okuza kaaleli nale yali yoshilongo oshowo ookomanda nale yEtanga lyEgameno.

    Aaleli ayehe nale oya popi kutya Amupolo okwa li omukwaita ngoka a kondjele emanguluko lyoshilongo she keena uumbanda washa.

    Ngoloneya gwoshitopolwa shaMusati, Erginus Endjala okwa lesha etumwalaka lyomahekeleko ndyoka lya zi komuleli gwoshilongo Hage Geingob, ngoka a popi kutya nakusa okwa kondjele emanguluko lyoshilongo she pamwe nomapenda omakwawo ngoka taga tumbakelwa momwedhi nguka. Okwa tumbakele nakusa kutya okwa kalelapo woo oshilongo miilonga yopashigwana moDemocratic Republic of Congo (DRC) mo-1997.

    Okwa popi kutya oshilongo osha kanitha ependafule.

    Amupolo okwa thigako yina Rauna Nampila, omukulukadhi gwe Jutty, oyana 12 naamwayina 15.

    ILENI NANDJATO

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    Eshuno miilonga lyoofuto dhoskola lya kundathanwa Eshuno miilonga lyoofuto dhoskola lya kundathanwa Aavali ya tsuwa omukumo opo ya yambidhidhe epangelo Elelo lyOngundu yoSwapo mOlyomakaya olya kundathana ngele elongo lyoshali moshilongo olya pumbwa okutsikila nenge olya pumbwa okukuthwa po. Oshikumungu shokukutha po elongo lyoshali moshilongo nokutula miilonga iifuta yoskola okwa hololwa sha kundathanwa kaapombanda yOngundu yoSwapo, pethimbo lyomutumba gwelelo lyoSwapo, ngoka gwa ningwa mOlyomakaya.

    Oshikumungu shoka osha kundathanwa molwaashoka okuwetike kutya omukalo ngoka tagu longithwa monena opo aavali yiiyambe miifuta yoskola itagu longo sha sho oshilongo sha taalela onkalo ya nayipala yeliko.

    Momukokomoko gwomumvo nguka, uuministeli welongo owa pewa oshimaliwa shoobiliyona 11.9 shoka sha shuna pevi noopresenda 3 okuyeleka niimaliwa ya thika poobiliyona 12.3 mbyoka ya pewa uuministeli mboka omumvo gwayi.

    Ominista yElongo, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa oshowo Nahas Angula, mboka ayehe ya kala momutumba ngoka gwa kundathana oshikumungu shoka oya tindi okutya sha kombinga yoompata ndhoka.

    Angula okwa yamukula kutya keshi omupopiliko gwoSwapo, onkene ita ti sha.

    Hanse-Himarwa naye okwa lombwele oNamibian Sun mOsoondaha kutya keshi omupopiliko gwoSwapo, na okwa tindi okuyamukula kombinga yiikundathanwa yomutumba ngoka.

    Okwa popi kutya ekutho po lyelongo lyoshali itashi kala pakotampango, ta popi kutya elongo olya kala lyoshali konima nkene oshilongo sha manguluka. Okwa tsikile kutya elongo lyoshali oli li tali uthwa kekotampago lyoshilongo nongele otali kuthwa po nena oku na okuningwa woo omalunduluko mekotampango.

    Mo-2013 mekwatelo komeho lyominista nale yelongo, nakusa Abrahama Iyambo, epangelo olya tula miilonga elongo lyoshali moondondo dhopetameko naavali kaya li we taya pulwa ya fute iifuta yoskola. Konima sho David Namwandi a ningi ominista okwa yambidhidha woo opo elongo moosekundoskola li ningwe lyoshali naashoka osha ziminwa komupresidende pethimbo ndyoka Hifikepunye Pohamba. Elongo lyoshali moosekundoskola olya yi miilonga mo-2016.

    Nonando Namwandi ina popya sha kombinga yoompata ndhoka, okwa popi kutya ngele osha ningwa nena otashi kala omupya. Osha lopotwa kuyamwe po mboka ya kala momutumba ngoka,kutya aakuthimbinga yamwe oya popi kutya pehala lyokukutha po elongo lyoshali, epangelo nali tale kokushunitha pevi elongitho lyiimaliwa mepangelo, okuza kiikondo oyindji yuuministeli mbyoka yili miilonga na otayi hepitha iimaliwa yepangelo kehe ethimbo.







    Mosoondaha ominista yelongo oya popi kutya aavali oya pumbwa okukutha po oshinakugwanithwa shokwiiyamba nokuyambidhidha epangelo melongo. Kuyele nuumvo uuministeli owa lopota kutya otawu pangele okushunitha pevi iimaliwa mbyoka hayi gandjwa melongo lyoshali omolwa onkalo yopaliko ndjoka ya taalela oshilongo

    Minista okwa popi kutya elongo olya kala lyoshali okutala komwaalu gwiimaliwa aavali ya kala haya futu onga iifuta yoskola, molwaashoka aavali inaya kala taya futu oondjambi dhaalongiskola, kakele kooskola dhopaumwene, nepangelo olya kala tali futu iinima ayihe.

    Okwa tsikile kutya epangelo otali tsikile nokufutila aanona elongo, ihe aavali nayo naya kutheko oongaku koompadhi nokuyambidhidha epangelo.

    Omwedhi nguka uuminsteli owa tula miilonga opoloyeka tayi ithanwa Friends of Education in Namibia Special Initiative (Fensi), ndjoka ya nuninwa aavali, aakwashigwana oshowo aakuthimbinga ayehe melongo ya yambidhidhe epangelo.

    JANA-MARI SMITH

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    Ondondo yoongunga dhaNamibia ya tulwa ponkatu yopeviOndondo yoongunga dhaNamibia ya tulwa ponkatu yopevi Etulo pevi lyaNamibia lyondondo yongunga dhe kehangano lyoMoody’s Investors Service olya nyanwa kOminista yEmona lyoshilongo, Calle Schlettwein.

    Calle Schlettwein mEtitano okwa popi kutya etulo pondondo yopevi lyaNamibia otali uvitha nayi na kape na omakonaakono ga ningwa okutala konkalo.

    Minista okwa popi kutya etulo pevi lyondondo yoongunga dhoshilongo olya ningwa owala pakutaambathana omatumwalaka goemails , kombinga yoongunga dhoka dhiniwe kepangelo nankene epangelo tali pangele okufuta oongunga ndhoka.

    Namibia okwa tulwa pondondo yopevi okuza poBa1 okuya poBaa3-, naashoka osha etithwa koongunga onene ndhoka dhiniwe koshilongo nuutile kutya oshilongo otashi vulika shi kale itashi vulu okufuta oongunga ndhoka.

    Pahapu dhaSchlettwein, e ningo lyomakonaako nokutala kiinima ayihe olya li olyo omukalo omuwanawa okutala konkalo yoongunga dhaNamibia.

    Minista okwa tsu omukumo aakwashigwana, oshikondo shopaumwene naapunguli moshilongo kaya limbililwe nokuyambidhidha epangelo pethimbo ndika.

    Okwa tsikile kutya epangelo oli shi shi kutya okutula pandondo yomondjila onkalo yeliko lyoshilongo otashi kutha ethimbo na otali longo nuudhiginini opo ku yandwe eshuno pevi lyeyambulepo lyoshilongo nokuyanda e yo pombanda lyomukuli gwepangelo.

    OMUTOOLINKUNDANA GWOMENI

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  • 08/14/17--16:00: Pound remains resilient
  • Pound remains resilientPound remains resilientSterling little changed in face of Brexit noise The pound reached as high as US$1.32 per dollar on 3 August on a brief surge in expectations that the BoE could raise interest rates over the next year. The Sterling inched down against a broadly stronger dollar yesterday, holding close to the US$1.30 level that has proved an anchor for the past month despite a series of negative headlines from the first weeks of Brexit negotiations.

    Banks are divided on the outlook for the pound for the rest of this year, with some forecasting more losses as the economy slows while others argue the worst of the market reaction to Britain's decision to leave the European Union is over.

    Signs that Britain's pro-European finance minister Philip Hammond was suspending hostilities with “hard” Brexiteers in the cabinet who want a cleaner break from the EU did little to shift prices.

    “At this stage the market does not expect the news flow around Brexit negotiations to sound very positive,” said Sam Lynton-Brown, a strategist with BNP Paribas in London.

    Hammond and ardent Brexiteer trade minister Liam Fox set out a joint position in the Sunday Telegraph that a transition period was needed when Britain leaves the EU, but that single market membership would still end and the interim period would not be used to stop Brexit.

    NAMPA/REUTERS

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    Dundee launches training programmeDundee launches training programmeTechnical training to be accelerated at school level Dundee and NIMT have partnered to launch an education programme for learners with vocational skills. Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb and the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT) launched a new education programme on Friday.

    As part of the company's commitment to provide essential training to the Namibian youth, Dundee came up with the idea of helping learners with vocational skills to fulfil their dreams of obtaining an N1 level certificate upon completion of secondary school.

    The educational programme is aimed at addressing the country's need for qualified and skilled individuals.

    Oshikoto regional director of education Lameck Kathindi congratulated Dundee and NIMT on a collaboration she described as an impeccable education programme. Nghipondoka further applauded Dundee for its contribution to the Namibian education sector.

    The management team of Dundee under the leadership of Zebra Kasete was further applauded for their continued and unwavering support towards initiatives that are aligned with the national agenda. “Your role as the biggest employer in Oshikoto Region and your indiscriminate approach to poverty alleviation is nothing less than commendable, and Dundee is indeed a friend of education,” said Nghipondoka.

    Also speaking at the event, vice-president and managing director of Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb Zebra Kasete warned against the pitfalls of not investing in the nation's youth. “A nation that does not take care of its youth has no future,” he said. Kasete urged the first 30 learners selected for the programme to grab the opportunity with both hands.

    Kasete encouraged the nation to accept the digital industrial revolution and urged the youth to be prepared to operate in that space.

    STAFF REPORTER

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    Otjikoto continues strong performanceOtjikoto continues strong performanceMore gold poured than 2016 Q2 B2Gold's Otjikoto mine has produced 83 937 ounces of gold, a remarkable improvement on the second quarter of 2016. The Otjikoto mine continued its strong operational performance into the second quarter of 2017, producing 41 163 ounces of gold, a 14% marked improvement on the corresponding quarter of 2016, according to B2Gold which released a market update this week.

    Year-to-date gold production at the Otjikoto Mine was 83 937 ounces, significantly above budget at 17% higher than the first-half of 2016.

    B2Gold was able to cut costs, achieving a 26% improvement on operating costs per ounce.

    “Otjikoto's cash costs remained significantly below budget in the first half of the year with cash operating costs of US$467 per ounce, US$162 per ounce (or 26%) below budget,” B2Gold said.

    The Canadian miner is also set to meet its production targets for the year on the back of a strong performance witnessed year to date.

    “Due to the continued strong year-to-date performance, the company now expects full-year Otjikoto production to be at or above the top end of its original production guidance range, and has revised its annual guidance range to be between 170 000 to 180 000 ounces of gold (original guidance was 160 000 to 175 00 ounces,” B2Gold said.

    The miner also expects reduced operating costs for the rest of the year.

    “Otjikoto's full-year cash operating costs are now expected to be lower at between $480 and $520 per ounce while original guidance was $510 to $550 per ounce,” B2Gold said.

    According to B2Gold, it will also revise life-of-mine production plans, bearing in mind studies pertaining to the Wolfshag open pit and potential underground mines.

    “Life-of-mine production plans for the Otjikoto Mine, incorporating preliminary projections for the Wolfshag open pit and potential underground mines, have been completed for various options and will be further refined as the detailed geotechnical, hydrogeological, and design studies for Wolfshag are completed,” said B2Gold.

    “Ongoing studies are leading the company to re-evaluate the open pit and underground interface in order to determine the optimal mine plan and economics for the Wolfshag expansion.”

    OGONE TLHAGE

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    Baking the world a sweeter placeBaking the world a sweeter placeMeet the face behind Ono Cupcakes Diana Haiduwa, an 18-year-old student has decided to create opportunities for herself and other business-minded people to branch into the world of business. Born and raised in Windhoek, Diana Haiduwa, 18, has always been a baker at heart. “When I was in high school, I developed a love for baking. I used to watch a lot of YouTube videos by Chef Gordon Ramsay and I used to read up a lot on different recipes,” she recalls.

    After making it a tradition to prepare dessert for her family after every meal on Sundays, her passion developed and she came upon the self-realisation that she has to use her talent for bigger things and that is what gave birth to Ono Cupcakes. After establishing her business earlier this year, Haiduwa says she has never looked back. “I have always been afraid to come out with my business publicly. I am human and as a human being, I am scared of rejection. I feared the judgement from everyone so that is what held me back,” Haiduwa explained.

    One of her close friends helped her with the set-up of her business cards and menus and according to Haiduwa, this was the push that she needed. Her client base varies and “each order is never the same”. In the last few months, Haiduwa has seen a lot of growth in her business and she is proud of her achievements. “I always celebrate my milestones. No matter how small. You should never let anyone tell you that your achievements are not achievements.” As a second-year Media Studies student at the University of Namibia (Unam), Haiduwa says one of the major challenges she has experienced so far are finances. “I am still a student and I do not have a full-time job. This makes it difficult for me to run a fully operational business. In the same breath, it also encourages me to push myself and work even harder,” she added.

    As a budding business woman, Haiduwa says her confidence has grown over the months. “Ono Cupcakes has taught me so much. Baking is an art which requires so much patience and this was quite difficult as I am not the most patient person around. My business has also taught me self-discipline which is vital if you want to succeed.”

    The word 'ono' means delicious in the Hawaiian language and Haiduwa takes pride into her work and makes sure she puts the name of her cupcake business into existence. With her recipes, Haiduwa assures that there is a cupcake for every client and has a variety of flavours such as strawberry cream, red velvet, lemon drop, chocolate coconut and cinnamon toast. She thanks all for friends and family for their endless support. “I am always grateful for friends and relatives that give me backing through reposting my work or as simple as referring me to potential clients. I am one who appreciates the little things and that for is something I will always be indebted to them.” Haiduwa says her journey is still long and she still has a lot to learn. “In the beginning, I did not save as all my funds would go into ingredients. Only after I have mastered a few tricks, I can now say I am slowly starting to invest in myself and my business,” she said. So how does she juggle it all? Haiduwa says time management is key in every person's life and not just for business. “I try my best to stay on top of things and make sure that my studies, social life and business do not clash. Although this proved to be difficult in the past, I have to make it work for myself as unexpected things always happen.” Haiduwa says it up to the youth to make sure they create platforms and opportunities for themselves as it is not always that doors will be opened for you. “Believing in yourself is the secret to growing. Always learn from your mistakes and remain adamant in your goals.” A few years from now, Haiduwa would love to see Ono Cupcakes expand and her end goal would be opening a café that serves all kinds of pastries. “I want to create a place where different kind of people can come together and share a bite of scrumptious treats from all around the world. A good baker makes sure she polishes her skills in all fields.”

    To order your very own batch of Ono cupcakes, you can contact Haiduwa at haiduwad@gmail.com

    TUNOHOLE MUNGOBA

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  • 08/14/17--16:00: Safe sex rules
  • Safe sex rulesSafe sex rules Rauna Nghifikwa, a life skills teacher from Erindi Combined School recently held a My Future is my Choice conference for the 106 Grade 8 learners from Erindi.

    Because the learners come from different backgrounds where some because of cultural taboos, parents and guardians do not talk about sex with their children and many other issues in this regard.

    Nghifikwa said to make an impact and to capture learners' attention she decided to dedicate three days to nothing else but life skills presentations with the help of speakers for relevant fields. “I took the lessons out of the classroom and into the school hall to make it look like a conference. This is because the leaners are not as attentive as they are in their classrooms and it worked,” she said.

    The conference covered 16 issues including rights in relationships; love and sex, pregnancy, protection and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) just to mention some. She said learners become sexually active from an early age and many do not know the risks involved which leads them to becoming young mothers and dropping out of school. “All of these can be prevented and that is why I came up with this so we can talk openly,” she said. The education inspector of the Oshakati circuit also attended on behalf of the education ministry and he encouraged the learners to abstain and focus on their education whilst the ministry of health representative demonstrated how to practice safe sex.

    The conference ended with the learners making oaths for commitments they will make about their sex lives which were put in a box. This box will be referred to by Nghifikwa when a learner breaks the oath.

    June Shimuoshili

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    Life-changing camp for learnersLife-changing camp for learners Inspiring pupils to dream big Around 40 learners from JA Nel Senior Secondary School in Keetmanshoop have been handpicked for the intensive 'UniCamp' organised by Wales Cardiff University and the University of Namibia. They will devise and launch a national public health campaign towards the end of the camp using the skills and knowledge acquired.

    Student 'ambassadors' from Cardiff and Unam will support and mentor learners at the UniCamp, which runs from mid-August to September 1 at the Unam southern campus in Keetmanshoop.

    Workshops, activities, games and sports will be used to improve the self-esteem, communications skills and literacy of those taking part.

    Organisers hope the experience will be transformative for the learners with some progressing to university.

    The initiative is part of Cardiff University's Phoenix Project, a partnership with Unam to improve health and reduce poverty in Namibia.

    JA Nel School head teacher Elizabeth Beukes said learners from that school come from very poor backgrounds. Sometimes their self-esteem is not there – they do not know where they are heading to. “It is our duty as a school to try to guide the learners to a direction where they know they are going to have a future,” said Beukes. Beukes also said that in regard to the Phoenix Project, she is very excited. “I believe it has already boosted our kids because we are connected now to a project,” Beukes said.

    Beukes added that many of the learners live at the school's hostel because they are from the north of the country or rural areas far from Keetmanshoop.

    The learners will participate in four main subject areas; healthcare, computer science, journalism, and entrepreneurship.

    They will work with the student ambassadors and expected to launch a public heart health campaign for Namibia towards the end of the two weeks.

    The UniCamp will be led by Cardiff University's head of Widening Participation and Community Outreach, Scott McKenzie, and will involve up to 10 students each from Cardiff and Unam.

    Scott said they will use the overarching theme to deliver workshops and academic content. “In addition to this, we will offer activities, games and sports to help develop the confidence, self-esteem, communication skills and literacy of the learners,” said Scott.

    Scott added that they hope the programme will encourage some of the learners to progress to university. The UniCamp will also be a valuable experience for the students from Cardiff University and Unam who are delivering the programme. The Phoenix Project is part of Cardiff University's Transforming Communities initiative to boost health, wealth and well-being in communities around Wales and further afield.

    STAFF REPORTER

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  • 08/14/17--16:00: Paratus Telecom
  • Paratus TelecomParatus Telecom Since its inception, Paratus Telecom has established a prolific network extending the entire Namibia, with additional international points-of-presence located in Johannesburg (South Africa), Lisbon (Portugal) as well as London (UK). This network is commensurate of our ability to provide exceptional customer service at all times.

    Today, Paratus still holds its 100% Namibian private ownership and on 20 March 2012, was issued with a Class Comprehensive Telecommunications Service Licence (ECS and ECNS), following further expansion of its 4G network, national and international network to provide telecommunications services to the Namibian public at large, as well as the private and corporate sector. Paratus offers 4G LTE, our fastest wireless internet technology. Enjoy higher speed browsing, faster down- and uploads and trouble-free connections with 4G LTE. We offer several packages to suit the varying needs of today's users.

    Paratus also recently launched the next level of cloud services by introducing active DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service). With your server actively replicating to the Paratus Data Centre, you can rest assured that your system will be able to restore to the latest replication image.

    So why go anywhere else - Paratus Telecom - Always Prepared!

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    Ricky Innes: Research and development officerRicky Innes: Research and development officer Ricky Innes is the research and development officer at Paratus. For Innes this is someone who investigates the possibilities of new product development in order to optimise the potential of the company. When looking at this to consider economic viability.

    Before a new product is developed, a research and development department conducts a thorough study. The research phase includes determining product specifications, production costs and a production timeline. The research also is likely to include an evaluation of the need for the product to ensure it is a functional product that customers want to use.

    The job requires you to understand various departments in the company with the responsibility of identifying opportunities in line with specific business targets.

    Innes says that it is important to be able to analyse both quantitative and qualitative data. Innes shared that he was inspired to take up this field as a career because he is not bound to one specific task and it involves a lot of cognitive ability. Innes has a degree in electrical engineering and has over 15 years of work experience in the industry.

    “Sometimes we spend weeks and months thinking about and investigating a problem and when we come up with solutions that can either save money or streamline processes, it is very rewarding, says Innes.



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    “Having a job that requires you to investigate new ways of doing things means that there is never a dull moment on the job”

    A research and development officer should:

    · Be able to make sense of statistics and analyse data

    · Be curious and challenge the status quo

    · Be able to solve problems creatively and think outside the box

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    Cobus Burger: IT services managerCobus Burger: IT services manager An information technology manager is responsible for implementing and maintaining an organisation's technological infrastructure. Businesses rely on a central information processing system to support efficient data management and communications.

    Cobus Burger, the IT services manager of Paratus Telecom says his responsibilities include meeting and collaboration with fellow managers, customers and staff and advising customers with IT solutions and designs.

    He has to drive on-going projects with engineers to maintain the IT infrastructure or implement new technologies and ensure staff productivity and performance. “I have always been creative, yet structured, and I think the two qualities complement each other,” he says.

    “My career started as an IT engineer where I had to maintain and develop hardware and software infrastructure. I always look at how something can be improved and being able to continuously build and improve feeds my creative side,” he says.

    Burger adds that technical and practical IT experience is imperative in the industry and that one cannot build and manage a business unit which provides IT services without this. “Qualifications provide knowledge upfront and is valuable, but only experience and the correct mind-set allows you to make the right decisions,” he adds.

    Burger says that he always feels a sense achievement when a plan delivers success, but that it is important to be able to think on your feet.



    Pull Quote:

    “I have always been creative, yet structured, and I think the two qualities complement each other”



    An IT manager should:

    · Have a desire to know the inner-workings of technological products

    · Be able to solve complex technical problems

    · Be forward thinking and see the bigger picture

    ·

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    Hannes Siebert: Infrastructure manager of radio access networksHannes Siebert: Infrastructure manager of radio access networks A radio access network is a technology that connects individual devices to other parts of a network through radio connections. It is a major part of modern telecommunications, with 3G and 4G network connections for mobile phones being examples of this.

    Hannes Siebert is the infrastructure manager of radio access networks at Paratus. His daily tasks include making sure that installation and rigging teams are doing their jobs. He also visits sites and does frequency planning for microwave and Wimax (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) connectivity.

    “Growing up I was always fascinated at how a radios are made and became interested in radio frequencies and transmitters. The really wonderful thing about thus medium is the great diversity of it,” Siebert says.

    A radio frequency network resides between a device such as a mobile phone or a computer and provides connection with its core network (CN). Because of its complexity it is important to have practical experience and training as well.

    “After you complete your studies in the field of electronic engineering, hands-on training in the industry covering two-way radio communications, radio and television broadcasting or satellite uplinks will be very valuable to refine and develop your skills,” he says.





    Pull Quote:



    “Hands-on training in the industry covering two-way radio communications or radio and television broadcasting will be very valuable to develop your skills”





    An infrastructure manager of radio access networks should:

    · It's a hard industry with a lot of physical work involved you need to have a passion

    · Should have a passion for electronics

    · Be willing to travel and spend time away from home

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  • 08/14/17--16:00: Customising a future
  • Customising a futureCustomising a futureWorking on his vision A local car enthusiast talks to The Zone about his passion for customising vehicles and how the youth should be proud of the careers they chose for themselves. After he was retrenched from his previous job at a retail shop, Freddy Dawid had no idea what to do. Left with nothing to do he went to one of his friends, Alois Greifeneder, who works in the auto-tuning industry and started helping him repair cars. This is where his story starts.

    “After I matriculated at Eldorado Secondary School I worked at a local retail store for a few months before I was retrenched. I also managed to get two other jobs at logistics companies in 2016 but they closed down and again, I was left on the streets. During that period I did nothing, I was just home,” narrated Dawid. He says he met Greifeneder through friends who used to get their cars customised by him and it was during that time that he was offered a job to work for him. “I met Alois through my other friend. I used to visit his shop on a regular basis and was interested in the kind of job that he was doing. I learnt a lot from him by watching him work on cars and then I started assisting him until he made me an offer,” said Dawid.

    Dawid has been making a name for himself in the local auto-tuning industry for his unique take on vehicle customisation and tuning. “I can do a lot on vehicles, but my speciality is sound-tuning and also modification of vehicle characteristics that improves its overall performance. Or it can be some design modification that changes the vehicle's look,” says Dawid. He says he deals with lighting, detailing changes on vehicles and exhaust systems. “I also deal with Zenon, sleek detailing and I am also responsible for making sure clients make payments. I handle the marketing part of our business too,” said Dawid.

    Dawid is grateful that he gets to wake up and live his dream every time he works on vehicles. “I really enjoy this job, a few years ago I was concerned about my future but now I’m really happy about the place I am in and you can actually see it in the kind of work I do and the visual representation of my work,” expressed Dawid. He says every day as a car tuning specialist is a learning curve and describes his job as a “kid in a candy” shop type of job. “Every day you learn something new. The experience you pick up from this job can benefit you for a lifetime and every day presents a different kind of knowledge, undertaking and adventure. You also get to learn from other people around you. That is the best part about what I do” said Dawid.

    He emphasised that jobs like his which allow people to rely on their own make it possible for people to be self-reliant. “This job is very interesting; sometimes working on a vehicle by myself I learn a lot about it and you find out a lot of other fascinating things which no one else can tell you or which you can read in a book. I can do so much with my hands and therefore I am self-sustaining, “said Dawid. He believes that if more youth focused on practical and functional jobs that would curb the high unemployment rate. “All your documents and papers such as degrees and diplomas are very important but the best job for me is working with your hands. There are too many youth with degrees but they are not doing anything and they are left on the streets. However, if you can work with your own hands to create something you will not rely on anyone to offer you a job, you create it yourself,” said Dawid.

    The auto-tuning enthusiast says he believes in working with other youth on the street and says he is passionate about philanthropy work. “We have this belief system at our work that we offer help to people who need it. When someone asks for N$10 we do not give it to them but what we can give do is give him an opportunity to work with us and keep him off the streets… that is one thing I have learnt from my friend Alois,” said Dawid.

    He encourages the youth to focus on working on their dreams and to make them a reality. “There are too many people who are talented but they are all at graveyards around the country. While you are still young and talented there is so much you can do. There is so much we can learn from each other as young people and we need to collaborate to excel in what we do,” said Dawid.

    He says one of his biggest dreams is to make sure that he gets a bigger workshop so that he can work on more vehicles and make more people happy through what he does. “I want us to open a bigger and better workshop than the one we are currently operating from. Hopefully in the near future we also get to open more branches across town and focus on satisfying more people through the customisation and tuning jobs that we do,” said Dawid.

    Shona Ngava

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    When circumstances are the consequenceWhen circumstances are the consequenceGrowing up in an orphanage Some of the youth living at Hope Village Namibia opened up to talk about their lives, growing up in an orphanage and their plans and hopes for the future. Nineteen-year old Adam (not his real name) is a Grade 12 pupil at Kosmos High School and he shared with The Zone his life and growing up in an orphanage. “I came to Hope Village when I was only 12 years old and I am glad I was brought here because I am now in Grade 12. I could have easily ended up on the street,” said Adam. He said he lost his father in 2003 and this affected his life immensely and irrevocably.

    He believes he could have learnt a lot from his father. He was quick to point out that the loss of a father figure in his life is not a loss that he dwells on adding he has seen the silver lining in his clouds saying he is focusing on the positive attributes in his life.

    Adam maintains that even though he is growing up in an orphanage away from other members of his family, he is in contact with his family. “I still keep in contact with my family on a regular basis but it is mostly via telephone,” he said.

    He told The Zone that being raised in an orphanage has in no way shattered his dreams and still feels his dream to become a doctor one day will materialise. “Many people have a perception that children raised in orphanages are hopeless but it is not the case. There are many of us here at Hope Village. I personally still hold on to my childhood dream of becoming a doctor,” shared Adam. He added that he wants to pursue a career in the medical field because of his passion to improve the health of the people. “I do not like seeing people suffering from pain,” Adam said about his sensitivity towards the plight of others.

    Adam pointed out that a local businessman Knowledge Katti is his source of inspiration and he admires his empire. He said he looks up to Katti because he thinks they share similar backgrounds, adding that he adores Katti's generosity. “Katti is one of the successful businessmen in Namibia who gives back to the community and I will strive to be like him,” Adam said.

    He shared that the challenge of growing up in an orphanage is missing growing up with biological parents. He said he misses that motherly and fatherly love adding he has figured out a mechanism to cope. “It is tough especially during school holidays because you know it is the time other young people spend quality time with their parents while one is not able to enjoy that privilege like they are doing. But I like reading and hanging out with my family here at Hope Village and that's how I manage the stressful moments,” said Adam.

    Adam said the greatest lesson that he has learned growing up in an orphanage is to be responsible and independent. “To a certain extent I am actually grateful I was raised here because I am more responsible now because of my upbringing,” he said.

    Asked what message he wants to share with other young people in circumstances similar to his, Adam admitted that life is not easy but if young people make the right choices while they are young, they will benefit greatly in the future. “Make the right choices now and avoid regretting things later in life when you are older because then it will be too late to correct the mistakes and shortages due to those mistakes,” Adam advised.

    The Zone also caught up with Hope (not her real name) who also shared her experiences of growing up in an orphanage. Hope went to Hope Village in 2008 and for her being at the orphanage has found her a family. Hope also said the most difficult challenge she has had to deal with is lack of parental love. “Even though I have found a family here at the orphanage, often I feel a lack of love from my biological family and I feel my bond with them has been broken,” she said sadly. Unlike Adam, Hope's relationship with her biological family is not as strong saying she does not hear from them frequently. She said that sometimes she does not hear from her family for as long as five months.

    “I feel like my family in a way just got rid of me when they brought me here and they do not pay me visits. I have to be the one who makes the effort to call them,” she said with a disappointed tone.

    Hope lost her mom in 2003 when she was only seven years old and believes her father took her to the orphanage because he could not take care of her. Hope dropped out of school in Grade 10 but she is currently doing a certificate in counselling with a local institution. “I am pursuing studies in counselling because I feel it is my passion and I like to help and talk to people who need help to solve their problems that they are going through difficult times,” Hope said.

    She shared that it has not been easy growing up in an orphanage and far from her family but praying has helped to cope in difficult times.

    “I ask God to get involved in everything that I do because I strongly believe without God I am nothing so I seek His guidance in all my endeavours,” said the hopeful Hope. Her dream is to further her studies at a German university. “I want to study in Germany, it has always been my dream to live there for a while before I come back and invest my skills to benefit my community and I know with God's help I will achieve my dreams,” said Hope with a shy but determined smile.

    MICHAEL KAYUNDE

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  • 08/14/17--16:00: Let's tell our own stories
  • Let's tell our own storiesLet's tell our own stories The culture of reading in Namibia is not the best in the world and many youth activists in Namibia have written about the importance of reading especially among young people. Over the years I believe Namibian youth have improved their reading habits and in this piece I would like not to talk about the importance of reading alone but rather also high light the importance of telling our own stories.

    I believe writing is part of the reading culture and thus I am a concerned because not so many young people are into writing in Namibia. I do not know the reason why, but I believe more young people need to write more books to tell Namibian stories. It does not necessarily have to be in the form of books because the world has evolved now and one does not have to publish a book because there are different platforms where one can express their thoughts such as blogging.

    So many events unfold in our societies but a lot of young people just look up to the media to feed them with news about these events. I believe it would be interesting for young people to debate about social issues if people are not happy with information they get from the media.

    Another reason why I feel as young people in Namibia we should make it our responsibility to tell Namibian stories is because most of the book shops are full of books which are not written by Namibians. I am not saying it is wrong to read about books which do not tell Namibian stories but, I feel there is a lack of Namibian books in the book shops in the country and it is up to the Namibian youth to address this disparity.

    Telling our own stories will enable us to connect with the world and sharing our Namibian stories will allow people outside Namibia to connect with us. I believe our stories will tell the world about us and reveal that we are not so different from them. A lot is documented about Namibian history but a lot still needs to be told and the youth need to play a pivotal role in this regard.

    Often, I read blog posts by non-Namibian bloggers' blogging about Namibia and I find is so consoling that there are others who are telling stories about us because I can relate to these stories and I find them so insightful.

    We have so many people in Namibia who have done so well in their careers that young Namibians can look up to. But, because not a lot is written about such people and young people tend to prefer role models outside our borders and from overseas. It is important that we celebrate our own people because this will prove to kids growing up that it is also possible for them to achieve greater things in life regardless of their backgrounds.

    Moreover, story telling is not restricted to writing books or opinion pieces using blogs only. There are various forms of storytelling and we can tell our Namibian stories through music and even arts. I believe Namibian musicians should sing about Namibian struggles and experiences more rather than imitating western cultures. Local painters should also paint more local public figures because by doing so the, we celebrate the achievement of our own heroes.

    Like I stated before, there is nothing wrong with getting inspiration from international stars but it is critical that we use this inspiration and tell our own stories.

    To young Namibian writers, let us embrace our own stories because they paint pictures of who we are. Often, we want to be someone we are not but we are who we are and we should not run away from it. Namibians, just like others, have faults of their own so, the more we share, the more we will come up with solutions to our problems and the more we will celebrate our greatness when we tell our good stories.

    Finally, I would like to urge avid readers not to just remain consumers of the mainstream media but also contribute to the culture by writing different pieces. By doing this, we will preserve our history and celebrate our heroes who do not enjoy the same media coverage as their international counterparts.

    MICHAEL KAYUNDE

    michael@namibiansun.com

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  • 08/14/17--16:00: Kenya: What is at stake?
  • Kenya: What is at stake?Kenya: What is at stake?Odinga will announce his plans today Following days of civilian violence and political rhetoric, the Kenyan people await Raila Odinga's announcement of action today. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of the country's election, but his rival Raila Odinga insists he is the true winner, and the election was stolen from him.

    Odinga has said he will outline his strategy to contest the vote today and while deadly protests appear to have eased, much is at stake for Kenya, one of east Africa's largest economies and its most dynamic democracy.



    How did we get here?

    The disagreement erupted just hours after last week Tuesday's vote ended, when Odinga insisted preliminary results being announced by the electoral commission (IEBC) were fraudulent.

    Such allegations are not new for Odinga, a veteran opposition leader who has stood for president three times previously.

    He placed third in 1997, and in both 2007 and 2013 he cried foul.

    The 2007 vote - which international observers said was riddled with irregularities - is notorious as it sparked two months of ethnic killings and protests that left 1 100 people dead and 600 000 displaced.

    In 2013, he went to court over the elections, and lost.

    Despite all that, the 72-year-old is a popular political figure in the country, and his allegations carry weight with his supporters, particularly among his Luo ethnic group who believe they have long been denied political power by Kenyatta's Kikuyu ethnic group.



    What are Odinga's complaints?

    Odinga's National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition claims that hackers breached the IEBC's electronic voting systems and falsified the results.

    Odinga has provided documents allegedly showing a database being manipulated, as well as documents purported to be from the IEBC server showing him to be the true winner.

    They also complained they had not seen about 25% of the tallying forms meant to back up electronic results streamed directly to the electoral commission's headquarters.

    NASA demanded access to the IEBC's servers if they were to accept the results of the vote. The coalition has so far ruled out going to court.

    The IEBC, for its part, has denied NASA's claims.



    What's happening now?

    In poor neighbourhoods in Odinga's western stronghold Kisumu, and in the slums of the capital Nairobi, rioting started immediately after Kenyatta was declared the winner.

    At least 16 people have been killed during the protests, mostly by police bullets, including a young girl hit by a stray bullet while playing on a balcony in the Mathare slum. Police say only six have died - criminals who attacked them.

    However by Sunday morning, calm appeared to have returned.

    Nairobi, a city of more than three million people, started coming back to life, with businesses cautiously opening after about five days in which businesses were shut and people remained indoors.



    What are Odinga's options?

    According to law, he has until Friday to file a petition at the Supreme Court, which then has 14 days to hear the case and decide whether the election was valid or not.

    However NASA has said this time going to court is not an option, despite pressure from the international community to do so.

    If Odinga decides to send his supporters onto the street, he will have to contend with the fact that this is placing them in harm's way.

    Nic Cheeseman, a professor of African politics at Britain's University of Birmingham said the state has the “capacity to withstand protests” and would be able to “re-assert control using force relatively quickly”.

    If no petition is filed, Kenyatta will be sworn in, at the earliest, on August 23.

    In an interview with the Financial Times, Odinga said he wanted the United Nations to appoint a team of experts to analyse the election results.



    What's at stake for Kenya?

    Plenty. Kenya has the highest GDP per capita in the region and its economy has been growing at a healthy 5% every year since 2013. It is also a prime tourism destination in the region.

    The vote dispute threatens that prosperity, and the country's image of stability.

    “Obviously, everything that happens like that is bad news for the country,” Cheeseman said.

    Even without the unrest, things were expected to be tough for Kenya over the next year.

    The government may have to cut spending, harming growth, and food prices, which became a campaign issue after they spiked, aren't likely to come down anytime soon, Cheeseman said.



    NAMPA/AFP

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    Driver accused of Charlottesville murder in courtDriver accused of Charlottesville murder in court A man said to have harboured Nazi sympathies as a teenager before a failed bid to join the US Army appeared in court on Monday to face charges he ploughed his car into protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia, killing a woman and injuring 19.

    The bail hearing for James Alex Fields, 20, arrested on suspicion of murder, malicious wounding and hit-and-run charges, unfolded in Charlottesville as the US Justice Department pressed its own federal hate-crime investigation of the incident.

    Authorities said Heather Heyer, 32, was killed when Fields' car slammed into a crowd of anti-racism activists confronting neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan (KKK) sympathisers, capping a day of bloody street brawls between the two sides in the Virginia college town on Saturday. More than 30 people were injured in separate incidents, and two state police officers died in the crash of their helicopter after assisting in efforts to quell the unrest. The fatal disturbances began with white nationalists converging to protest against plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, the commander of rebel forces during the US Civil War.

    President Donald Trump's reaction to the clashes - the first major domestic crisis he has faced since taking office – ignited a wider political firestorm at the weekend.

    Democrats and Republicans alike criticised Trump for waiting too long to address the violence, and for failing when he did speak out to explicitly condemn white-supremacist marchers widely seen as sparking the melee.

    Trump was specifically taken to task for comments on Saturday in which he denounced what he called “this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides”.

    Under mounting pressure to take an unequivocal stand against right-wing extremists who occupy a loyal segment of the Republican president's political base, the Trump administration sought to sharpen its message the next day.

    The White House issued a statement on Sunday insisting that Trump was condemning “all forms of violence, bigotry and hatred, and of course that includes white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi, and all extremist groups.”

    Vice President Mike Pence took an even tougher line against white nationalists in remarks delivered late on Sunday during his trip to Colombia.

    “We have no tolerance for hate and violence from white supremacists, neo-Nazis or the KKK,” Pence said.

    “These dangerous fringe groups have no place in American public life and in the American debate, and we condemn them in the strongest possible terms,” he said.

    Virginia police at the weekend offered no motive for the man accused of ramming his car into the crowd.

    NAMPA/REUTERS

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  • 08/14/17--16:00: Shot of the day
  • Shot of the dayShot of the day MUCH LOVED: Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga leaves from the Mathare district of Nairobi on Sudnay after speaking to the family of a young girl killed in election-related violence. The defeated opposition leader urged his supporters to boycott work, promising to announce today his strategy after an election he claims was stolen from him. PHOTO: NAMPA/AFP

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