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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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    'Missing' DNA report stalls murder case'Missing' DNA report stalls murder caseState accused of non-disclosure A defence lawyer in a murder case has accused the State of not disclosing a forensic report, but it is unclear if such report exists. The trial of Uunandapo Eliaser (29) who stands accused of a 2012 murder, has taken a new twist in the Oshakati High Court as the State is now accused of withholding documents from the defence.

    Eliaser is accused of the murder of Wibartine Nambahu Ekaku (38), who was found dead on 20 March 2012 at Onghali village in the Ondangwa District in Oshana Region. He is also accused of robbery, rape and housebreaking.

    At the start of yesterday's proceedings, Eliaser's lawyer, Phineas Nsundano, informed Judge Marlene Tommasi that the State had not disclosed all the documents of the case to him.

    Nsudano said he would not be able to effectively cross-examine David Hangula, who was the investigating officer and is in court as a State witness.

    Nsudano's argument is based on the absence of a forensic report on the results of DNA samples taken from a second accused who had been arrested on the same day as his client.

    He said the report provided to the defence made reference to two accused persons' DNA evidence but the results of the second accused were not in the document.

    Nsudano said it was unfair for the State to withhold the document from the defence counsel.

    All charges against the second accused were dropped when the case was still at the lower court.

    When Judge Tommasi asked prosecutor Johan Pienaar about the whereabouts of the second forensic report, he told the court that the State was not in possession of the document.

    Pienaar was then instructed to inquire from the relevant office what had happened to the report.

    He told the court that the head of the genetics section of the National Forensic Science Institute of Namibia, Maryn Swart, was on leave and would only be back in the office tomorrow.

    He further said that there might not be a second report, as Swart had informed him telephonically that she had produced only one report.

    Judge Tommasi then granted Nsudano's application for a postponement. The case will continue next Thursday.


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    NQA warns against fake collegesNQA warns against fake colleges The Namibia Qualifications Aut

    hority (NQA) says it is reviewing its enabling Act to give it the power to act against fake educational institutions that rob people of time and money.

    According to the authority's manager for marketing and communications, Catherine Shipushu, many desperate Namibians are falling prey to these fake institutions but the NQA does not have the power to shut them down.

    Shipushu was speaking during an information-sharing session at the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair.

    Shipushu warned Namibians - especially the youth - that before they enrol at any educational institution, whether local or international, they must first research its background to avoid wasting their time and money.

    “Some of these institutions are fake. They are either not accredited or, if accredited, some of their courses are not accredited. We have a list of all the accredited institutions in Namibia and their accredited courses,” Shipushu said.

    She said the only thing the NQA could do at the moment was to advise the public not to enrol with such institutions.

    “Fake institutions really concern us, especially when we have to inform you that your qualification is not what you thought it was. There are many education opportunities being offered on social media. They are very good, but one needs to be do research before enrolling or going to other countries to study,” she said.

    She said many Namibians have fake qualifications and it is a serious concern. She said the NQA would soon launch an outreach programme to inform Namibians of the danger of enrolling at fake institutions and being in possession of fake qualifications.


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    Health workers shun performance agreementsHealth workers shun performance agreements Employees of the ministry of health, who had refused to sign performance agreements, were given until 16:00 yesterday to do so.

    The initial deadline was 31 July.

    The acting deputy permanent secretary in the ministry, Petronella Masabane, yesterday confirmed that about 20% of the 13 000 employees had failed to sign their agreements.

    She said the directive was applicable to everyone, from the minister to the cleaners.

    Masabane commented that it was ultimately the responsibility of the permanent secretary, Andreas Mwoombola, to ensure that staff signed their performance agreements.

    “But obviously there are managers and directors that must make sure their staff sign their performance agreements,” she noted.

    According to her this hiccup was primarily caused by a delay in the finalisation of the ministry's strategic plan, as well as a shortage of staff in key positions.

    “In some cases new staff were not familiar with the system. Some of those who have not signed are either on sick or vacation leave,” she said.

    She added that those who failed to meet yesterday's deadline would be dealt with in terms of the Public Service Act.

    Well-placed sources in the ministry said Minister Bernhard Haufiku had warned staff that they would be shown no mercy and would be given written warnings if they refused to sign.


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  • 08/29/17--16:00: Diamonds aren't forever
  • Diamonds aren't foreverDiamonds aren't foreverNamdeb workers worry about future Namdeb apparently plans to gradually wind down operations at its three land-based diamond mines. OGONE TLHAGE

    Workers at Namdeb are concerned about their future after management reportedly hinted that it intended to outsource some of its operations.

    Namdeb executives last week held meetings with staff at Oranjemund, where they were reportedly informed that the company would gradually cease operations at its three land-based mines, with the latest set to wind down as early as 2019.

    Its Elizabeth Bay mine at Lüderitz, according to a source privy to the affairs of Namdeb, is likely to be the first casualty of the slowdown in operations, followed by the Daberas mine outside Oranjemund.

    According to the insider, workers were told Namdeb was looking at outsourcing its operations to third-party operators in an effort to cut costs.

    Further compounding Namdeb’s woes were reports that mining operations were now 45% behind schedule, according to the source.

    “We have stopped sampling now. It seems there is no idea of where to mine anymore. We do not know where to mine effectively,” the source said. He said workers appeared upset upon hearing the news.

    The Namdeb management reportedly cited challenges such as declining diamond sales, the foreign exchange currency market and land-based diamond deposits that are drying up.

    Namdeb is Namibia’s largest taxpayer and the country’s biggest foreign exchange generator, contributing more than a fifth of the country’s foreign earnings.

    The company has denied the allegations, although spokesperson Pauline Thomas confirmed that its satellite operations were showing a decline. She said this was not a sign that operations would be wound down gradually.

    “While Namdeb’s satellite mining operations (Elizabeth Bay and Daberas Mines) have contributed significantly over the years, they are well beyond their original planned life of mine,” said Thomas.

    She added that a clear plan was in place to improve production at its Southern Coastal Mine.

    “Southern Coastal Mine is our core mining asset and we are working on a robust plan for the next five years, which includes increasing production significantly in 2018,” said Thomas.

    According to Thomas Namdeb was also constantly on the lookout for new mining opportunities.

    “We are constantly investigating new mining opportunities, however, it is equally important that we plan responsibly for the possible closure of operations that reach the end of their economic lifespan,” she said.

    Thomas said closure of a mining operation would only be considered as a last resort and maintained that Namdeb was committed to seeking alternative methods that would create value.

    “The closure of any operation is always a last resort, and we are doing everything to operate economically, which includes seeking alternative ways of creating value,” she said.

    Shavuka Mbidhi, Namdeb branch chairperson for the Mineworkers Union of Namibia, said the union would do everything possible to protect workers’ interests.

    “We hear what Namdeb is saying, but we will ensure that our workers are protected until the day that Namdeb completely closes operations,” he said.


    Thomas also pointed out that while there had been operational glitches for much of the year, Namdeb remained on target to meet its production goals.

    “While experiencing challenges with the underperformance of our resource for most of the year, we have achieved nearly all our production performance matrixes. We are confident that we will end the year on a satisfactory footing,” she asserted.

    Shooting back, the insider described Namdeb’s response as “beautiful spin”.

    “They are not saying much, it is just spin,” he said. According to him, job losses at Namdeb’s Elizabeth Bay mine were imminent.

    Information on the Namdeb website shows that 250 people are employed at Elizabeth Bay.

    “What about the people at the Elizabeth Bay mine that will be without jobs? What contribution will Namdeb make if it ceases operations? What will happen to the town of Oranjemund? They are not mentioning any practical solutions and no one wants to give a straight answer,” the source told Namibian Sun.

    Namdeb commenced operations at its Orange River Mines at Auchas in 1990. The mining of this deposit was completed by 2000, by which time mining moved to the Daberas deposit.

    “During the last 10 years Daberas has proven to be a huge success, yielding healthy returns to shareholders and continues to be the mainstay of Orange River Mines,” Namdeb said.

    Its other operation, Sendelingsdrif, has a planning reserve comprised of 32 million tons of ore. Mining at Sendelingsdrif started in 2014 and it has an expected lifespan of 20 years.

    Extending the life-of-mine

    Namdeb launched Project 2050 in 2010 as a means to investigate business projects that have the potential to extend the life-of-mine of certain operations. According to Namdeb, while some deposits have been mined for decades, there is still scope for further value extraction of its projects.

    This resulted in the development of the Red Area Complex at a cost of N$150 million.

    The Red Area Complex is responsible for the final recovery and sorting of diamonds from concentrates produced from the various land-based diamond treatment plants within Namdeb's operations.

    A project has also been initiated to investigate the probability of extending the defunct Daberas life-of-mine by treating low-grade material.

    Namdeb was established in 1994 through a joint-venture arrangement between the Namibian government and De Beers.

    The agreement replaced the De Beers Group’s existing Namibian mining licences and related rights with a consolidated and rationalised mineral agreement.

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  • 08/29/17--16:00: Woman kills boyfriend
  • Woman kills boyfriendWoman kills boyfriend In the second such incident in three days, a woman has killed her intimate partner. On Sunday, a Kunene man was strangled by his girlfriend and on Monday evening, an Usakos woman allegedly killed her boyfriend by stabbing him with a kitchen knife.

    The police's crime investigations coordinator for the Erongo Region, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, yesterday confirmed the incident.

    According to police, the incident occurred at around 19:00 at the Omughuluwombashe informal settlement in the Hakhaseb location at Usakos.

    It is alleged that Shalulu Nghialwa (41) died instantly after his girlfriend stabbed him once in the chest during an argument in their shack.

    The woman fled but was arrested shortly after the incident and is expected to appear on a charge of murder in the Usakos Magistrate's Court today.

    Iikuyu said a post-mortem would be performed to confirm the cause of death.

    In a separate incident, two Nigerian men and a Namibian woman were arrested at Kuisebmond in Walvis Bay just before midnight on Monday.

    According to the Namibian police spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi, the three were found with crack cocaine and dagga. The value of the drugs is yet to be determined.

    The police have warned that drug abuse is on the increase. Several drug busts have been reported in the past few days.


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    No more foreign nurses for NamNo more foreign nurses for Nam Namibia will no longer take in foreign nurses, as it is reserving vacancies for its first batch of student nurses expected to graduate at the end of this month.
    The health ministry announced late yesterday afternoon that it was suspending the appointment of non-Namibian nurses. The retention-of-service contracts of nurses over the age of 60 would not be extended either.
    According to health permanent secretary Andreas Mwoombola, no contracts expiring after 1 September will be renewed until all graduates are accommodated.
    The contracts of medical officers will now only be extended for two years instead of four years.
    “It is important to note that these measures will not affect specialised healthcare in certain domains, such as advanced maternal and neonatal care, and non-Namibians appointed under bilateral country agreements will not be affected by this decision,” said Mwoombola.
    According to health public relations officer Libita Manga, 714 foreign health professionals are currently employed by the ministry. Among them are 314 registered nurses.
    She could not immediately indicate how many of these nurses will be affected by this new turn of events.
    This comes hot on the heels of an uproar over the government’s decision to retain foreign engineers and architects despite high unemployment among the country’s own professionals.

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    Hitman headlines September bonanzaHitman headlines September bonanzaNo Mercy Part 7 promises fireworks Former world champion Paulus 'Hitman' Moses will defend his WBO Africa lightweight title against Saidi Mundi on 9 September. Namibian boxer Paulus 'Hitman' Moses will be the man to watch when he takes on Tanzanian Saidi Mundi in the MTC No Mercy Part 7 boxing bonanza at the Windhoek Country Club on 9 September.

    There will be ten exciting fights to give boxing fans a quality boxing experience.

    This will be the MTC Nestor Sunshine Tobias Boxing and Fitness Academy's fourth local event of the year.

    The academy also successfully organised seven international events and 12 development tournaments last year and this year.

    Promoter Nestor Tobias says they will continue to lead by example and will not falter because some boxers have decided to leave the boxing stable.

    He was referring to the recent exit of Paulus 'The Rock' Ambunda, who joined rival stable Salute Boxing Academy together with Wilberforce 'Black Mamba' Shihepo and Vikapita 'Beast Master' Meroro.

    Ambunda claimed that he had no contract with Tobias, just a gentleman's agreement.

    Tobias's camp declined to answer questions about Ambunda's move, saying that a press conference was not the platform to discuss that issue but insisting that the boxer had a contract with them.

    MTC's Tim Ekandjo said the sponsor would not have pumped money into the academy if it knew that its boxers were not under contract.

    He also said that the Sunshine Academy was the leading promoter n Africa and that boxing fans would be in for a treat on 9 September.

    Moses said he had trained hard for the fight.

    “I trained and prepared for this fight while in the US and I am feeling in great shape and ready to win the fight.

    Every fight is important, but this fight is even more significant because a win puts me right into the mix as a world title contender.”

    The World Boxing Organisation ranks Moses fourth in the world in the lightweight division.

    The main undercard will see Sakaria 'Desert Storm' Lukas defend his WBO Africa featherweight title against Mudde Rabisa from Uganda.

    Lukas remains undefeated in 19 fights and is now ranked at number five.

    He said remaining undefeated required dedication and commitment.

    “We don't just stand up and jump in the ring.

    We prepare for long hours to get to where we are,” he said.

    The third title fight will be between Jeremiah 'No Respect' Nakathila and Said Chino from Tanzania.

    Tickets are available at Computicket.

    General tickets sell for N$200 while VIP tickets cost N$10 000.


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    Otjiwarongo festival launchedOtjiwarongo festival launched All roads will lead to Otjiwarongo on 29 September when Otji Fest Entertainment is set to host a sports and entertainment festival at the town.

    The spectacle will take place at the Paresis and Mokati Stadium.

    Football, music, car spinning and boxing will feature at the festival, with a line-up of local and international artists.

    The festival organisers have set up a special day for the young ones to play kiddie games on Saturday morning.

    The football will take place on Saturday with 32 teams affiliated to NFA leagues expected to compete for a grand prize of N$150 000.

    The runners-up in the football competition will receive N$100 000, with a prize of N$35 000 for third place, and N$15 000 for fourth prize.

    International artists such as Casper Nyovest, Trompies and Professor will team up with the locals Gazza, The Dogg, One Blood and many more to entertain the crowd.

    Salute Boxing Academy will also stage national title fights at the event.

    The entry fee for football teams is N$5 000. The organisers say security will be tight as the police will be there to ensure the safety of everyone attending the event.

    Central Café in Otjiwarongo is the main sponsor of the festival, partnering with Energy 100.

    Tickets for the event will be sold at all Pick n Pay outlets. Tickets will also be sold at the gates, but at higher cost.

    More information about the event will be communicated to the public in the coming weeks.


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    Grand prize up for grabs at Spring FestivalGrand prize up for grabs at Spring FestivalFestival expected to pull large crowd There will be a lucky draw worth N$100 000 at the popular Spring Festival in Windhoek this weekend. This year marks the 19th edition of the popular Spring Festival, sponsored by Nedbank Namibia in partnership with Cycletec.

    Traditionally the event is held on the first Saturday in September to celebrate the arrival of spring.

    This year Nedbank and other sponsors are going big, with a N$100 000 lucky draw and new added activities.

    Nedbank sponsorship manager Jacky Tjivikua says the event will span three days, starting with a tech seminar this evening.

    “Building on the festival theme, Friday night will offer a trail run and MTB ride, with live music as well as a food market presented by Hartlief.

    “The official celebration, which takes place on 2 September, normally attracts runners, walkers, mountain bikers, dog lovers, Crossfitters, gymnasts and many other outdoor enthusiasts hitting the popular trails around the Avis Dam.”

    She says once participants have completed their courses they have the opportunity to lounge in the sunshine while eating great food and listening to live music performed by local artists.

    Frank Bombosch from Cycletec Adventure adds that with the injection of additional funding and support, they are looking forward to bringing participants an elevated experience.

    “Once again we would like to thank all the sponsors, Nedbank Namibia as title sponsor, Food Lovers Market (Fruit & Veg), Cycletec and Radio Wave, for partnering with us for 2017. Join us and come make some memories this spring.”

    Registration and number pick-up will take place at Cycletec Adventures today between 12:00 and 17:30 and on 1 September between 12:00 and 17:30.


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    The sisters are doing it for themselvesThe sisters are doing it for themselvesWangara to introduce diagnostic testing Women-empowered Wangara Automotive Group is growing and is nearing their target of a one-stop-shop. The Wangara Automotive Group will as of next month introduce diagnostic testing services.

    This forms part of the group's ambitions to become a one-stop automotive service centre geared to provide all the services motorists will need for their vehicles.

    The new service will be offered at its B1 City Mall complex on Independence Avenue said its manager, Ken Joseph.

    “We want to introduce diagnostic testing at the B1 City Mall fitment centre from 10 September,” he said.

    According to him, an enticing special is planned for prospective clients. “We are going to offer a special that will run with the launch of the new service we are introducing to motorists. The diagnostic testing will only be offered at the B1 centre but we are planning to extend this offering to our other fitment centres in due course,” he said.

    An expansion of the new service offering is in the works, Joseph said.

    “The diagnostic services will be on offer to other branches by early next year,” said Joseph, adding: “We will be able to diagnose problems on any vehicle that will be brought to us for testing. We want to be a one-stop automotive shop that will cater to a wide array of needs.”

    As part of the expansion of its service offering, Wangara also trained three of its employees who will be operating the diagnostic machine, saying that the safety of its clients was of utmost importance, Joseph pointed out.

    Wangara, Joseph said, prides itself in adequately training its employees to improve the service offered to clients.

    When the diagnostic services are launched, we will be able to tell you what is wrong with your vehicle and how we can go about addressing the problem you have with your vehicle.

    According to Joseph, Wangara also offers a valet service to its clients for free in its efforts to enhance the customer service experience.

    “From a service perspective, we have a valet service for our customers. When clients leave their vehicles at our service centres, we take them to their respective destinations. We are also able to collect them from their various destinations. We go the extra step for our customers,” said Joseph.

    According to him, Wangara is able to distinguish itself from other service and fitment centres.

    “We believe the service we offer to our clients sets us apart from other service and fitment centres currently in operation,” said Joseph.

    The proof of its client centric service is the extra mile Joseph and his team went through to serve motorists just recently, he said. “We served a customer beyond operating hours. We are very flexible and are willing to work on vehicles even on Sundays. We really feel the need to go that extra mile for our clients.”

    For the months of October through to December, Joseph adds that Wangara will extend its operating hours, opening at 07:00 in the morning up until 19:00.

    This, he said, is to deal with the large influxes usually observed in the build-up to the festive season.

    “Starting on 1 October, we will be expanding our operating hours from 07:00 to 19:00. It is important to serve clients who will be travelling especially during the holiday season,” he said.

    Wangara also operates from Prosperita on the corner of Silver and Dante Streets as well as the Northern Industry along Kalie Roodt Street in the Oshapaka Complex.

    In the north, Wangara can be found opposite the Oshana Mall in Ongwediva.


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  • 08/30/17--16:00: Highways and byways
  • Highways and bywaysHighways and bywaysWe have got it good in Namibia And you thought Monte Christo Road or Hendrik Witbooi Avenue was bad in the morning traffic in Windhoek? Check this out… A highway is a public road with two or more lanes per direction, and have dual carriageways (divided highway), limited access and have grade-separated junctions.

    The world's first limited access road was constructed in Italy in 1922.

    Longest international highway

    The Pan-American Highway is the longest highway in the world! It has a total of 47 958 km. It travels through 14 countries: Canada, US, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina.

    The Pan American Highway is neither a single road nor part of a centrally administered road-building programme. The route was proposed in 1923 at the Fifth International Conference of American States, meeting in Santiago, Chile. Two years later the Pan American Highway Congress was created as a permanent institution to foster the building of the road. Routes were tentatively selected and plans were drafted, but only modest progress was made in construction until a final agreement was reached by the member states in 1936.

    Longest national highway

    Highway 1 is Australia's greatest highway, following the coast for the most part along its circumferential route around the country. At a total length of approximately 14 500 km, it is one of the longest national highways in the world, along with the Trans-Siberian Highway (over 11 000 km) and the Trans-Canada Highway (8 030 km). It could be argued that Highway 1 starts/ends its track in the historical Rocks precinct in the heart of Sydney. Crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge north, it becomes the Pacific Highway, going south via George St (Australia's first street) it becomes the Princes Highway.

    Widest highway by lane number

    The Katy Freeway (part of Interstate 10) in Houston, Texas, has a total of 26 lanes in some sections as of 2007. In Houston, from the western suburb of Katy to downtown, I-10 is known as the Katy Freeway. This section is currently being widened to as much as 26 lanes. It carries more than 200 000 vehicles a day.

    Largest national highway system

    The United States has the largest network of roadways of any country with 6 430 366 km in 2005. The People's Republic of China is second with 3 583 715 km of roadway in2007.

    Namibia has a total road system of 44 500 km of which 6 664 km are tarred and 412 km are a low-volume bitumen road. These roads have the same base layer as gravel roads but are covered with a thin layer of bitumen to reduce maintenance cost and dust formation. Some 25 710 km are standard gravel road with 11 460 km being earth-graded road. These roads are built by clearing the vegetation and blading the surface. Compaction is achieved by the traffic using the road. Some of these roads are not graded at all but just consist of earth or sand tracks separated by vegetation. These tracks are in use where a daily usage of less than five vehicles is expected. Finally there is roughly 288 km salt road.

    Busiest highway

    Highway 401 – the Macdonald–Cartier Freeway in Canada has volumes surpassing an average of 500 000 vehicles per day in some sections of Toronto as of 2006, giving Highway 401 the distinction of being North America's busiest highway. This surpasses the Santa Monica Freeway in Los Angeles, and several Interstate freeways in Houston, Texas. King's Highway 401 is the primary through route across southern, central and eastern Ontario. Since the highway's completion in the late 1960s, Highway 401 has evolved from being a convenient bypass to a vital economic corridor. There are 19 service centres located along Highway 401. These centres are open 24 hours a day and offer motorists convenient access to fuel, restaurants and picnic areas. The centres are located about every 80 km except through the GTA, where services are generally available at almost every interchange. The posted speed limit on Highway 401 is 100 km/h.


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    Olopota yoshizemo shoDNA ya kateke oshipothaOlopota yoshizemo shoDNA ya kateke oshipotha Epwaakeno lyoshipotha sha Uunandapo Eliaser (29) ngoka ta tamanekelwa oshipotha shedhipago lya ningwa mo2012 olya kala othika mOmpangulilo yOpombanda sho epangelo tali lundilwa kutya otali holeke oondokumende.

    Eliaser ota tamanekelwa edhipago lyaWibartine Nambahu Ekaku (38), ngoka iitsuwa a sa momasiku 20 gaMaalitsa mo2012 momukunda Onghali mOshikandjo shaNdangwa moshitopolwa shaShana.

    Ota tamanekelwa woo omuyeka kwahomatiwa, ekwatonkonga neteyo lyegumbo.

    Pethimbo kwa tamekithwa oshipotha shoka oshiwike shika, omukalelipo gwopaveta gwaEliaser, Phineas Nsundano, okwa tseyithile Omupanguli Marlene Tommasi, kutya epangelo inali holola oondokumende adhihe dhi na sha noshipotha shoka tashi tamanekelwa Eliaser.

    Nsudano okwa popi kutya omolwa onkalo ndjoka, ina vula okupulaapula David Hangula, ngoka eli omunambelewa omukonaakoni gwoshipotha shoka oshowo ombangi yepangelo moshipotha.

    Nsudano omatompelo ge ogeli sho olopota yoforensic ndjoka yi na iizemo yomakonaakono goDNA, ngoka ga ningilwa omutamanekwa omutiyali moshipotha ngoka a li tulwa mipandeko esiku lya faathana pamwe nomuyakulwa gwe, inayi hololwa.

    Okwa popi kutya olopota yoshipotha oya popya kombinga yomakonakono gopaali ngoka ga ningwa ihe inayi holola iizemo ayihe yomakonaakono ngoka.

    Nsudano okwa popi kutya kashi li pauyuuki epangelo opo li holeke ondokumende yiizemo ndjoka, komukalelipo gwopaveta.

    Iipotha ayihe yali tayi tamanekelwa omutamenekwa omutiyali oya ekelwahi omanga oshipotha shoka sha li mompangu yopevi.

    Sho Omupanguli Tommasi pula omufali gwiihokolola mompangu gwepangelo, Johan Pienaar kombinga yondokumende ndjoka yi na iizemo mbyoka tayi popiwa, Pienaar okwa lombwele ompangu kutya epangelo halyo li na ondokumende ndjoka.

    Pienaar okwa pulwa opo a ningile omalelo gomondjila omapulaapulo kombinga yolopota ndjoka.

    Okwa lombwele ompangu kutya omukomeho gwoshikondo shomakonaakono ngoka moNational Forensic Science Institute of Namibia, Maryn Swart, okwa li mefudho na otaga galukile mombelewa mEtitatu.

    Okwa popi kutya otashi vulika kaku kale olopota ontiyali molwaashoka, Swart okwe mu tseyithile pangodhi kutya okwali owala a nduluka olopota yimwe.

    Oshipotha shika otashi tsikile nena.


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    Yahamano ya sila miiponga yoohauto mOhangwenaYahamano ya sila miiponga yoohauto mOhangwena Aantu yane okwa lopotwa ya hulithile moshiponga shohauto shoka sha ningilwa popepi nomukuda Omahatundu mondjila yomamanya ya Epembe-Oushake moshitopolwa shaHangwena mOmaandaha.

    Oshiponga shoka osha kolekwa mEtiyali kuSergeant Abner Kaume Iitumba gwoshikondo shOmauyelele gOshigwana mOpolisi yaNamibia mOshitopolwa shaHangwena.

    Kaume okwa popi kutya oshiponga shoka osha holoka lwopotundi onti-17h30.

    Iitumba okwa lopota kutya nakuhinga oshiyenditho shombaki moka mwali oonakuhulitha okwa nyengwa okupangela osheenditho sheetitha shi gwe nokugalangata.

    Aafaalelwa yalwe 11 moshiyenditho shoka oya hupu moshiponga na oya falwa moshipangelo shEenhana.

    Iitumba okwa tumbula kutya oonakusila moshiponga shoka Martha Nghinandjovo, 45, gwomomukunda Oshishogolo, Felix Nghoshi, 62, gwomomukunda Okalupalona, Shipalanga Shapopi (oomvula kadhi shiwike) gwomomukunda Okalupalona oshowo okanona koomwedhi heyali, Teofelus Hamatundu Matias.

    Aakwanezimo oya tseyithiwa omaso gawo.

    Moshiponga shimwe, oshilyo shoNampol pamwe nomuhingili gwe oya hulitha mEtiyali lwopotundi onti-10h00, sho ohauto yawo yoToyota ombaki moka yali yiidhenge mumwe omutse nomutse nohauto yombaki mondjila yEenhana-Onandjokwe.

    Aafaalelwa mohauto yombaki ontiyali oya ehamekwa na oya falwa meendelelo moshipangelo shEenhana.

    Iitumba okwa popi kutya oshiponga shoka osha ningilwa popepi nomukunda tagu ithanwa Omahenge.

    Oonakusa itaya vulu okutumbulwa molwaashoka aakwanezimo yawo inaya tseyithilwa natango.

    Opolisi yaHangwena oya patulula omapeko gomapulaapulo shi na sha niiponga mbyoka iyali.


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    Namdeb ta pangele okupata oomina ndatuNamdeb ta pangele okupata oomina ndatuNamdeb a ekelehi omitoto ndhoka Aaniilonga yehangano lyaNamdeb oyeli momalimbililo nuutile kutya otashi vulika ya kanithe iilonga yawo, sho ehangano ndyoka taku fofodholwa kutya tali pangele okupata oomina dhalyo dhimwe po. Aaniilonga mehangano lyoNamdeb oya limbililwa kombinga yonakuyiwa yawo sho elelo lyehangano ndyoka oshiwike sha piti lya ningi aniwa iigongi naaniilonga mOrandjemund, moka aaniilonga ya tseyithilwa kutya ehangano ndyoka otali hulitha po iilonga moomina dha thika pundatu, okuya petameko lyomvula yo-2019.

    Omina yehangano ndyoka yoElizabeth Bay moLüderitz, oyo taku fekelwa tayi ka patwa tango, tayi landulwa koDaberas pondje yaRange noshowo ontitatu ndjoka inayi tothwamo natango. Etokolo lyokupata oomina ndhoka olya nuninwa okushunitha pevi omwaalu gwiimaliwa tayi longithwa kehangano ndyoka, miilonga yalwo ya kehe esiku.

    Onzo ndjoka ya gandja uuyelele mbuka koshifokundaneki shika, oya popi kutya omatokolo ngoka otaga etithwa kompumbwe yemino lyokawe, sho ehangano kali wete we kutya otali mini peni.

    Ehangano okwa hololwa lya popi komaupyakadhi ngaashi egwo pevi lyelanditho lyokawe muuyuni, egwo pevi lyomapingakanitho giimaliwa kutya oyo yimwe po tayi thiminike ehangano li ninge etokolo lyoludhi ndoka.

    Namdeb okuli omufuti gwiishoshela yepangelo omunene moshilongo na okuli wo omweeti moshilongo omwaalu omunene gwiimaliwa yopondje. Ehangano olya tindi omapopyo ngoka kutya omitoto, nonando omupopiliko gwehangano ndyoka Pauline Thomas okwa koleke kutya iilonga moomina dhawo dhimwe oya shuna pevi.

    Okwa popi kutya oye na oompangela dhokuyambulapo iilonga momina yawo yaSouthern Coasta, ompangela yoomvula ntano ndjoka tayi ka yambulapo iilonga mo-2018.

    Okwa tsikile kutya ehangano otali kongo omahala omape gokumina, na otaya pangele pamulandu omwaanawa mwa kwatelwa epato lyomahala ngoka itaga monika we okawe.

    Thomas okwa tsikile kutya epato lyomahala ngoka itaga monika we okawe otali ka kala oonkambadhala dha hugunina ngele oonkambadhala adhihe ndhoka dha ningwa odha hulile muunyengwi.

    Shavuka Mbidhi, omupopiliko gwoshitayi shoMineworkers Union of Namibia, okwa popi kutya ehangano lyawo otali ka ninga kehe shimwe opo li gamenene po uuwanawa waaniilonga.

    “Otuuvite shoNamdeb ta popi, na otatu ka kwashilipaleka kutya uuwanawa waaniilonga yetu owa kalekwa po sigo uuna ndoka ehangano lya tokola okupata oomina ndhoka.”

    Omauyelele kepandja lyowebsite lyehangano ndyoka owa holola kutya, omina yaElizabeth Bay oyi na aaniilonga 250.

    “Ongiini mbela kombinga yaaniilonga momina yaElizabeth Bay mboka taya ka kanitha iilonga yawo? Namdeb otaka ninga po shike okuhwepopaleka iilonga? Ondoolopa yaRange otayi ka kala monkalo yatya ngiini? Omolwashike itaya gandja omakandulepo gomukundu ngoka na kape na ngoka a hala okugandja omayakmukulo,” onzo ndjoka ya popi ya lombwele oNamibian Sun.

    Namdeb okwa tameke iilonga ye moomina dhomulonga gwaRange moAuchas mo1990.

    Iilonga momina ndjoka oya pupo mo2000, na oya tembukile moDaberas deposit.

    “Muule woomvula 10 dha piti, Daberas okwe shi pondola nokugandja iiyemo iiwanawa kaniipambuliko yehangano nokwatsikile okukala kadhenga moomina dhomomulonga gwaRange,' Namdeb a holola.

    Miilonga yawo yimwe omwa tothwa oSendelingsdrif, ndjoka ya longo ootona oomiliyona 32 dhokawe niilonga moSendelingsdrif oya tameke mo-2014 na otaku tengenekwa kutya omina ndjoka tayi kala miilonga uule woomvula 20.

    Namdeb okwa tula miilonga opoloyeka yo 2050 mo2010 ndjoka ya nuninwa okukonaakona mpoka tapu adhika ongeshefa ombwaanawa nokulelepeka oonkalamwenyo dhoomina. Shoka osha etitha eyambulepo lyo

    Red Area Complex kongushu yoomiliyona 150.

    Red Area Complex oyi na oshinakugwanithwa shokuwapaleka uuwe mboka tawu monika okuza moomina dhaNamdeb dha yooloka.

    Namdeb okwa totwapo mo1994 okupitila metsokumwe lyEpangelo lyaNamibia nehangano lyoDe Beers.


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    Opoloyeka yoPPPs tayi yambulapo OndangwaOpoloyeka yoPPPs tayi yambulapo Ondangwa Nonando epangelo olya tetula omwaalu gwiimaliwa mbyoka hayi pewa oondoolopa, elelo lyondoolopa yaNdangwa olya ningi omatsokumwe gwopublic private partnerships (PPPs), opo ku vule okuwapalekwa evi mondoolopa okuhulitha po ompumbwe yomagumbo mokati kaakalimo mondoolopa ndjoka.

    Omvula ya piti, iimaliwa mbyoka hayi pewa ondoolopa ndjoka kuuministeli oya shunitha pevi okuza poomiliyona 7.2 okuya poomiliyona 3.2.

    Nonando ongaaka ondoolopa ndjoka oya yi momatsokumwe ngoka opo yi vule okwaadha omalalakano gawo goopoloyeka dhomayambulepo.

    Muule woomwedhi dha piti, elelo lyondoolopa ndjoka olya nana omwaalu gwaapunguli, netsokumwe ndyoka opo lya shainwa ngashiingeyi noArk Industries Namibia otali ka tota po ehala lyokuwapaleka omeya, kongushu yoomiliyona 300.

    Opoloyeka ndjoka kwa tegelelwa yi kale ya manithwa mo-2019, ota yi keeta pehulilo ekalo lyomeya gonyata mondoolopa nomomahala gomagumbo gaakwashigwana.

    Aatseyinawa oya popi kutya ehala ndyoka otali ka longulula omeya opo ga vule okulongithwa muunamapya.

    Oompito dhiilonga dhokapakathimbo dha thika po-50 otadhi keetwa po pethimbo taku tungwa ehala ndyoka omanga iilonga tayi kalelele ya thika po-27 tayi totwa po woo.

    Pahapu dhOmunambelewa Omukuluntu gwelelo lyaNdangwa,Ismael Namgongo, etsokumwe lyoArk Industries oli li opoloyeka ya simana na otayi endele pamwe noompangela dhondoolopa dhokukala yimwe yomoondoolopa dha yambukapo moshilongo.

    Elelo lyondoolopa olya shaina woo etsokumwe noTrans-Kalahari Logistics opo ku tungwe po ehala lyoongeshefa mwa kwatelwa oompungulilo dhokutalaleka dhongushu yoomiliyona 250.

    Opoloyeka ndjoka otaku pangelwa yi ka kala ya manithwa muule woomvula mbali niilonga yopakathimbo ya thika pe-100 otayi ka totwapo, omanga mbyoka tayi kalelele tayi kala yi li po-80.

    Ehangano ndyoka olya pewa woo evi lyuunene woohecta 2 moextension 18.

    Pahapu dhomukomeho gwehangano ndyoka Joseph Mundjele, opoloyeka ndjoka otayi endele pamwe noompangela dhepangelo dhokukondjitha okwaahena iilonga noluhepo.

    Natango ondoolopa ndjoka otayi metsokumwe lyoPPP nehangano lyo Sun Investment Group, lyomukwashigwana gwaChina ngoka e li monena ta tamanekelwa oshipotha shiimbuluma yeholeko lyoonzo dhiimaliwa, Jack Huang. Ehangano ndyoka otali ka wapaleka ooplota dha thika po-500 nokutunga omagumbo gondando yopevi mo extansion 32 no 33 kongushu yoomiliyona 300.


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  • 08/30/17--16:00: Divorcing the breadwinner
  • Divorcing the breadwinnerDivorcing the breadwinnerTips of on how to negotiate your financial survival Far too often, things are assumed in a marriage and not truly discussed and sometimes, this can leave one partner completely broke and vulnerable. Divorce is always heart-breaking – but divorce involving a woman who has sacrificed her career, her financial power and sometimes her identity is traumatic.

    Invariably, it's tempting to tell younger women behind her: “Don't make the same mistake. Do not give up your career. Always maintain your financial independence.”

    It all sounds simple. Have your own career. Maintain your financial independence. But then life happens.

    You start a family. His job requires extensive travelling. Two demanding jobs are not sustainable or necessarily conducive to building a family.

    So you agree that you will scale down. It's logical since you take care of the kids. Your job takes second place. He excels and earns the big bucks. You support him and keep the home fires burning.

    Then you split up and find yourself as a single parent at a time when you have to return to a serious job to earn serious money to support yourself in the future. Careers frequently require sacrifice for reward. That sacrifice comes in the form of time, money or both – and someone has to be willing to give something up.

    Sometimes the sacrifice is discussed – there is a spoken or written contract. More often than not, though, it is assumed or unspoken.

    Financial independence s not always achievable. It is not always practical. In most modern families, financial reward may shift between partners over time. So, how do we advise couples to navigate through this issue? Realise that, regardless of your marriage contract, if one partner is making a career sacrifice for the other or for the family, there needs to be an agreement on how that partner will be rewarded for that sacrifice.

    You need to agree on how all of the financial resources will be spent. Too often, a wife gets a 'salary' from her husband to run the household and pay for her personal expenses. That wife has no financial power other than her (often marginal) budget. If this couple splits, she often has no knowledge of the rest of the assets and seldom has any power over them.

    You both need to know all the details of all the financial decisions, regardless of your marriage contract. If you (as the wife) are dependent on those decisions for your financial future, you have the right and the responsibility to know. Attend meetings with the financial adviser or banker.

    We advise women to remain informed and preferably keep their skills sharp. Women who have stayed in touch with the workforce find it easier to get back into it. Do not let go in totality.

    We also encourage women to save or invest some of their own money. You will learn by doing and not just witnessing. You will improve your knowledge about financial products.

    Finally, financial independence is not always practical or even desired. In the extreme, it is unhelpful to maintain a happy relationship.

    Selfishness and a lack of genuine care for each other's wellbeing often masks as financial independence.

    I advise couples to be financially symbiotic – a mutually beneficial relationship. It recognises the contribution of both partners and the right of both to benefit financially from the agreement. It requires open and honest conversation, and negotiating skills. – News24


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  • 08/30/17--16:00: Namibia and China ink deals
  • Namibia and China ink dealsNamibia and China ink deals Namibia and China this week signed three agreements to strengthen relations between the two countries.

    The agreements include one on economic and technical cooperation which speaks about the upgrading of the road between Windhoek and the Hosea Kutako International Airport.

    The accords also encompass a memorandum of understanding on human resource development cooperation between China's commerce ministry and the National Planning Commission, and an agreement on a feasibility study of four schools to be built in rural areas by the Chinese government.

    Minister of economic planning and director of the National Planning Commission Tom Alweendo and China's international trade representative and deputy commerce minister Fu Ziying signed the agreements on behalf of their respective governments at State House. “Our countries need to work more closely to benefit both our people,” China's First Deputy Premier Zhang Gaoli told President Hage Geingob during his brief remarks before they had closed-door discussions.


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  • 08/30/17--16:00: Solar plant for B2Gold
  • Solar plant for B2GoldSolar plant for B2Gold Gold producer B2Gold has appointed Caterpillar and Cat dealer Barloworld to supply a seven-megawatt solar power plant at the Otjikoto mine.

    The full system, including Cat photovoltaic (PV) solar modules and the Cat microgrid master controller (MMC), will be used to reduce reliance on a heavy fuel oil power plant currently used to power the mining facility.

    Barloworld is supplying engineering, procurement and construction services for the project. Installation of the system is under way, with the completion of the project expected in early 2018.

    “As one of the largest solar installations in Namibia, the facility at the Otjikoto mine will help us to leverage a plentiful, renewable resource, while improving the quality of life for nearby communities,” B2Gold Namibia MD and country manager Mark Dawe said in a statement.

    Caterpillar's solar PV system is powered by advanced thin-film solar modules that have improved performance over conventional silicon solar panels.

    The system offers reliable and predictable energy in all climates and applications with modules that are independently tested to pass accelerated life and stress tests beyond industry standards.

    Caterpillar's solar PV offering is a key component of the Cat Microgrid technology suite, an innovative line-up of power systems that adds environment-friendly solar panels, energy storage and advanced monitoring and control systems to Caterpillar's traditional line of reliable power generation equipment, including heavy fuel oil, natural gas and diesel generator sets, switchgear and automatic transfer switches.


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  • 08/30/17--16:00: MMI acquires stake in Quanta
  • MMI acquires stake in QuantaMMI acquires stake in QuantaShort-term insurer off loads 70% equity The transaction is subject to regulatory approval from the Namibian Competition Commission and the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority. MMI Holdings Namibia Limited and Quanta Insurance Limited have entered into an agreement where MMI Holdings Namibia will acquire a 70% equity stake in Quanta Insurance.

    The transaction is subject to regulatory approval from the Namibian Competition Commission and the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority.

    MMI's client-centric vision to be the preferred lifetime financial wellness partner, with a reputation for innovation and trustworthiness, requires MMI to provide holistic solutions that cater for a wide range of financial services needs of clients.

    To this end, the addition of short-term insurance to the current MMI Namibia offering will bolster the group's ongoing pursuit to enhance the financial wellness of the Namibian nation.

    Group CEO of MMI Holdings Namibia Jason Nandago said the transaction would bolster his company's short-term insurance capacity.

    “We are pleased to enter this agreement with Quanta Insurance. We share the same values and culture and we have been very impressed with Quanta Insurance's strong management capability.

    “Acquiring a 70% stake in an established short-term insurer gives MMI Holdings Namibia access to short-term insurance skills and experience and allows the group to diversify its portfolio.

    “We will explore and maximise inherent synergies resulting in increased revenue to the benefit of stakeholders and the economy at large,” Nandago said.

    Quanta Insurance managing director Johan Barnard said the acquisition of Quanta by MMI would allow the insurer to grow its footprint.

    “The transaction is confirmation of the success and track record that Quanta garnered during the short time that we have been part of the Namibian Insurance landscape.

    “The MMI group footprint will allow Quanta to spread its wings in terms of the offerings to the public via our trusted broker network.

    “The capital injection that is part of this transaction will further solidify our balance sheet and allow Quanta to grow our market share.

    “We are excited to explore this new venture and invite our brokers, clients and interested parties to join us in the journey ahead,” Barnard said.


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  • 08/30/17--16:00: Odinga ruling on Friday
  • Odinga ruling on FridayOdinga ruling on FridaySupreme Court completed hearing Kenya's Supreme Court judges completed their hearing of an opposition challenge to the 8 August poll and said a ruling will be delivered on Friday. The legal matter in which Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga argued the presidential poll was rigged took his case to the court, challenging the election commission's declaration of President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election with 54% of the vote.

    After hearing closing arguments from lawyers representing the National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and Kenyatta, Chief Justice David Maraga said, “That brings us to the end of the hearing. We will deliver judgement on Friday.”

    Odinga alleges that hacking and fraud delivered victory to Kenyatta and believes it is the third time in a row that he has been cheated of a rightful win.

    The disputed election in 2007 led to politically-motivated ethnic violence in which over 1 100 people died. In 2013 Odinga took his dispute to the courts, and lost.

    On Tuesday the court was handed reports from its own registrar and a panel of court appointed experts assessing allegations of errors and malpractice that the opposition say mean the election result should be annulled and the poll re-run.

    In his final submission James Orengo, a NASA official and lawyer, said the reports told “a very, very sad story” of irregularities, pointing to a number of unsigned tally forms and others lacking security features, that he said could affect as many as five million votes.

    Orengo described the pair of reports as “two smoking guns” and called on the Supreme Court to declare Kenyatta's election invalid.

    However, lawyers for the IEBC and Kenyatta told the court the reports in fact validated their argument that the vote was free and fair.

    “All they have been talking about is this technicality or that technicality,” said IEBC lawyer Paul Muite of the NASA case. “The results announced captured and represented the will of the Kenyan people.”

    Fred Ngatia, acting for Kenyatta, said that discrepancies were nothing more than “a clerical error”.

    “This was a fair election in which the integrity of the vote was protected as far as is humanly possible,” he said.


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