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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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  • 09/06/17--15:00: Namibia off to a good start
  • Namibia off to a good startNamibia off to a good startHome side dominates all quarters The senior national netball team won their first match at the DebMarine Namibia Pent Series yesterday after beating visitors Swaziland 51-34. Namibia led the first quarter of the match 10-8 at Israel Patrick Iyambo Police College in Olympia yesterday. They had a lot of chances to extend the lead but failed to convert goals.

    In the second quarter, after a much-needed team talk, the home side returned more determined and extended their lead 23-14. Namibia's wing attack, Glynette Kazonganga, kept the visitors busy with her speed and agility on the ball.

    Goal attack and captain Anna Kaspar also made sure every ball she received from her teammates was scored, much to the excitement of the crowd.

    At the end of the third quarter Namibia led 32-14, giving the players confidence moving into the last quarter. Swaziland tried to catch up but the fatigue from travelling did not help their performance level, according to the team captain, Philile Khathwane.

    “Namibia was more prepared. We played well, but are very tired from the journey. We will do better next time,” she said.

    Thobile Nzama, coach of Swaziland, said the players put on a great show and she was proud of them. “We still have the opportunity to win in the next match and will motivate our players going forward.”

    Manuelle Tjivera, the coach of Namibia, said the overall performance of his side was satisfactory even though they started off poorly in the first and second quarter, giving possession away quickly and allowing the Swaziland players to run through their defence.

    He said they will work on minor errors at training and put on a better display when they face Zambia today at 17:00. The five-nation netball tournament started yesterday and will run until Sunday. Taking part in the competition are hosts Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Swaziland. The countries are battling it out for ranking points over five days.


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    Hockey league enters 7th roundHockey league enters 7th roundWOBSC in the lead The Bank Windhoek Field Hockey Premier League entered its seventh round over the weekend in Windhoek. With only a few rounds to go until the finals next month, WOBSC moved four points clear in the Bank Windhoek Men's Premier League, while Saints are seven points clear in the Women's Premier League.

    BDO Wanderers coach Andre Stadler was absent as his team took on WOBSC in tightly contested match. In his absence, his team could not execute their normal style of play.

    WOBSC, on the other hand, had to play hard as they were tied on points with their closest rivals, Saints. As a result of their hard work, WOBSC won the encounter 5-1 with Riaan Kruger netting a couple of goals for his team. DTS faced Saints in an epic game for both clubs. The scoreboard reflected the game, the conditions surrounding the results and the implications of those results on the log. DTS won the game by 1-0. William de Art scored the solitary goal in that game.

    Unam and NUST played each other in a competitive match as none of the teams from two of the biggest educational institutions in the country wanted to lose.

    After their defeat to BDO Wanderers, Unam wanted a better performance from themselves. It was not as easy as they expected as they only won the game 3-1. NUST showed some real character to hold the score and a strong Unam side at bay.

    Bank Windhoek Women's Premier League

    In the Women's Premier League, BDO Wanderers took on WOBSC at Windhoek High School's Davin AstroTurf. With the absence of a whole list of players from the side, WOBSC had to field a less experienced team.

    It was a game dominated in the midfield, with both teams having minimal chances on the goals. The game ended in a 0-0 draw.

    DTS and Saints clashed on as well. The latter showed why they are favourites to win the women's league this season. Saints won the game 6 - 1.


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    Venus to face Stephens in US Open semisVenus to face Stephens in US Open semis NAMPA/AFP

    Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams became the oldest semi-finalist in US Open history at age 37 on Tuesday by defeating two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/2).

    US ninth seed Williams, seeking her third US Open crown, advanced to a matchup against 83rd-ranked compatriot Sloane Stephens today for a spot in Saturday's final.

    "I'm so fortunate to have won that match. It came down to the wire," Williams said. "I try to tell myself enjoy the competition, enjoy the battle and I think I was able to do that."

    In the men's event, South Africa's Kevin Anderson reached a Grand Slam semi-final for the first time where he will face Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta who will also be appearing in his maiden last-four at a major.

    Stephens, who missed 11 months with a left foot injury before returning at Wimbledon, matched her best Grand Slam showing by outlasting Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/4).

    "This is just incredible," Stephens said. "When I started my comeback at Wimbledon I could never have dreamed of coming back and having these results. It's indescribable."

    Stephens has won 13 of her past 15 matches and matched her 2013 Australian Open semi-final run for best Slam effort.

    Williams, who improved to 2-4 all-time against the Czech 13th seed, will return to the world top five for the first time since January 2011, a span that saw her diagnosed with the energy-sapping disease Sjogren's Syndrome.

    Williams, the oldest Slam semi-finalist since Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994, won the 2000 and 2001 US crowns.

    She was runner-up this year at Wimbledon and the Australian Open and could reach three Slam finals in a year for the first time since 2002.

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    SA's World Cup chances doomedSA's World Cup chances doomed2018 WC dream turns into nightmare Bafana Bafana’s hopes of qualifying for the 2018 Soccer World Cup in Russia lie in tatters after they suffered a 2-1 defeat to the Cape Verde Islands. NAMPA/ANA

    Bafana Bafana's chances of advancing to the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia next year were dealt another massive blow as they slumped to a second consecutive defeat by Cape Verde in front of a disappointing crowd in a Group D qualifier at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Tuesday evening.

    Beaten on home soil (halftime 0-0), the South African national football team now find themselves in the basement of Group D following a 1-1 draw between Burkina Faso and Senegal in Ouagadougou.

    After a goalless first half, Turkey-based Cape Verde forward Garry Rodrigues unleashed an unstoppable long distance pile driver from a free-kick six minutes into the second stanza which left Bafana goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands helpless.

    The Galatasaray man went into repeat mode in the 66th minute with a phenomenal curling shot from just outside the box. Andile Jali grabbed a goal back for the hosts with a close range effort from a corner in the 88th minute, but it proved to be too little too late. "Going into halftime at 0-0 we went in and wanted to change a few things," said a clearly gutted Baxter after the game.

    "We wanted to feed balls into their box, not just cross the ball all over the place, but early in the second half they got a very soft free-kick and lashed it over the top of the wall and into the back of the net."

    That forced Baxter to take what he hoped would be a calculated 'gamble' in a desperate attempt to get back into the game. Instead, the home side fell 2-0 behind and were left chasing a game they were never quite out of.

    He admitted that his halftime instructions in the dressing room had paled into insignificance after the visitors took the lead and the second half became about getting as many attacking options on the field. To this end, the coach roped in Lebo Manyama, Jali and Percy Tau in quick succession.

    "They were as close to a third goal as we were to getting an equaliser but we had to up our attacking options and gamble big time," added Baxter. Baxter said Jali's goal came 10 to 15 minutes too late.

    "If it had come earlier, maybe we would have had a chance. It was a lot of effort and a lot of character but the organisation disappears when you only keep throwing on attacking players.""I like to think that as a coach I pick the right players that I think will deliver on the day and also make substitutions that are well-timed."

    Mathematically the hosts are not eliminated yet, but their fate is no longer in their own hands and they will have to rely on certain favourable results to still sneak aboard a Moscow-bound flight in 2018.

    That providing of course coach Baxter's men gain maximum points in their remaining two fixtures. "I know football is a funny game and things can turn up that we don't expect, but the door may still be open," he said. "Being a realist, I can't say I'm too confident after losing 2-1 at home. But we will make sure we do everything that we can. We will make sure we do our best to win those last two games."

    "Sure it's not in our hands now and it means we have to now rely on other results. But we need to make sure we do our job first. That's what we should have done tonight and that's what we will continue to do - pick up maximum points and just hope for a bit of help from somewhere else."

    South Africa's next assignment is a home clash against Burkina Faso at the National Stadium in Johannesburg in October. Burkinabe remain top of Bafana's group after the 2-2 draw with Senegal.

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  • 09/06/17--15:00: Even Ferrari has limits
  • Even Ferrari has limitsEven Ferrari has limitsOne colour has been globally banned by Ferrari They may be one of the sexiest and most flamboyant - not to mention expensive - sports cars in the world, but don't even think about asking for a pink Ferrari. IT'S the ultimate in luxury sports cars — noisy, incredible to drive and possibly one of the most gawked-at set of wheels on the road.

    But the one thing you will never see come out of the Ferrari factory is one in pink.

    “It just doesn't fit into our whole ethos to be honest,” Ferrari's Australasia CEO, Herbert Appleroth says. “It's a brand rule. No pink. No Pokémon Ferraris!

    “There are other colours that aren't in our DNA as well and they are wonderful colours too but some are perhaps more suited to other brands,' he says, ever so diplomatically.

    “The most popular colour is still red but we are trying to give as many choices as possible to everyone.”

    While red does make up for around a third of Ferrari sales around the world, it is followed by silver and black with white being a colour Appleroth says is trending 'upwards'.

    “Enzo Ferrari used to say a different Ferrari for every Ferrari-ista, as globally we don't want two cars to be the same.

    “We have invested in our dealerships so each one has a tailored made, personalisation area.”

    Of course, if you are spending anything from US$400 000 to US$2.5 million on a Ferrari you may choose to go elsewhere to have it painted pink once you have driven it out of the dealership. But at this point, there won't be any pinkies brm-brm-brm-ing out of a showroom anytime soon.

    “Every Ferrari is customised, personalised or bespoke,” says Appleroth.

    “There are many different levels of personalisation from sitting in the dealership and working through all of your options to the tailor-made programme where you fly to Italy to the factory in Maranello and sit in the atelier and work out your specifications.

    “And there is the one-off programme where it starts with the chassis and everything is completed around your specifications. But they are very, very rare. Eric Clapton has one like that.”

    Appleroth says the car brand produces an ongoing book with all designs from all over the world so they can see what some of the trends and what some cultures are doing when it comes to design.

    “Like anything in fashion, we push the boundaries and our personalisation programmes allow for our clients to basically create a couture car.”

    And who exactly are the people buying these extravagant, mechanically masterful fast cars?

    “Actually the car industry is booming,” Appleroth explains. “In our space, the 'super' car market, it has never been as good as it is now.

    “In our segment, the Ferrari world, we have seen a 48% growth in the last financial year. There are a number of factors to it, from our economy doing well, there's a stability in the market and people are doing well and feeling confident about their primary investment, which is usually real estate.

    “There are people who have worked hard and think 'I want to treat myself' and they also see a car like this as an investment as the cars appreciate simply because they are so limited and all bespoke.”


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    The rubber on the road – tyre safetyThe rubber on the road – tyre safety It’s a scary thought: The only things keeping your car on the road and under control are four patches of rubber no bigger than the palm of your hand.

    So it’s no exaggeration to say that tyres are crucial to driving performance, road handling and safety - and that looking after them will not only extend their lives - it could also save yours.

    Here are eight tips from Tiger Wheel and Tyre on tyre maintenance:

    *Fit the right tyres: Tyre safety begins with having the right size of tyres for your car, and the right type of tyre for the driving you do. There’s an extra kink in this cable, though: If you fit wider than standard rims on your car, remember to increase the tyre size as well, while using a slightly lower profile so the rolling diameter of the wheel remains the same, and your car’s speedometer retains its accuracy. Fitting standard-size tyres on wider rims stresses their sidewalls in ways they’re not built to deal with and can cause problems.

    *Check your tyres every month: Walk round your car at least once a month and check for visible damage - cracks, cuts, lumps (especially in the sidewalls) and nails in the tread. The easiest way to remember this check, is to do it at the same time every month - such as the weekend after payday. That way, if you do find something wrong, you can still afford to fix it!

    *Check tread depth: The legal minimum is 1mm - all the way across the tyre - but if you’re paying attention, you’ll notice a change in road-holding before the tyres reach this limit. An easy check is the notorious matchstick test: If the tread on the tyre isn’t deep enough to take a matchstick, it’s not deep enough to channel away the water on the road during a proper thunderstorm. Enough said.

    *Maintain the spare: If your car has a spare wheel (not all current models do) make sure that it has sufficient tread depth, no cracks, it’s properly inflated, and you have the tools available to fit it, if you need it. If your car has a space-saver spare, check the yellow sticker on the rim for the correct tyre pressure - it will be different from the tyres on your full-size wheels - and bear in mind that space saver spares are safety-rated only to 80km/h.

    *Maintain correct tyre pressures: Regardless of what your friends and the tyre salesman say, there is no such thing as a tyre that doesn’t leak - but the flipside of that is that keeping your tyres correctly inflated will make them last longer, ensure optimum road-holding and reduce fuel-consumption.

    Don’t know the right pressures? They’re in the owner’s manual or, failing that, on a sticker in the frame of the driver’s door.

    *Inflate your tyres with nitrogen gas instead of air: This is a racing trick that works just as well for the road. Nitrogen is an inert gas that expands very little as it gets hot, so your tyre pressures stay constant, hot or cold, they leak less, run cooler and last as much as 20% longer. Some tyre fitment centres and garages advertise free nitrogen inflation; keep your eyes peeled for promotional signage.

    *Balance and align wheels regularly: Have the wheels of your car balanced and rotated, at least every 10 000km - more often if you notice signs of vibration, steering pulling to one side or uneven tyre wear.

    *Check your tyres' age: This may sound silly, but the rubber used for making tyres gets harder and more brittle with age, which is why every tyre has a DOT-code on its sidewall. Three digits identify a tyre made before 2000 (which you shouldn't be using anyway); tyres made made since 2000 have a four-digit code; the first two digits indicate the production week and the second two the year. If your tyres are more than five years old, check them regularly - and be ruthless about replacing them at the first sign of cracked sidewalls.

    IOL Motoring

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    New V-Dub bakkie & dark sexy AmarokNew V-Dub bakkie & dark sexy Amarok The Aventura one-tonner, specially built for the Frankfurt motor show, is not so much a concept as a blueprint for future production models, says Volkwagen Commercial Vehicles, as the Amarok, now with some serious muscle from the long-awaited three-litre turbodiesel, finally moves into the big league of leisure vehicles.

    And it’s not just a show car, either; the Aventura’s V6 TDI has been remapped to deliver 190kW via an eight-speed automatic transmission and permanent all-wheel drive with mechanical differential lock.

    But it’s the blinding yellow paint job and all the extras that are going to cause a stir, starting with LED daytime running lights underlining the bi-xenon headlights and lashings of chrome on the beefed-up grille, the ‘styling bar’ (we’re not allowed to call it a roll bar anymore) over the load bed, the side sills, mirrors and rear bumper.

    Then there’s the aluminium-look bash plates and specially polished 19 inch rims, as well as a lockable, waterproof, aluminium roll cover for the load bed.

    The cabin is trimmed in black leather with yellow contrast stitching and chromed trim elements; it features 14-way adjustable seats, a multifunction leather steering wheel with shift paddles, satnav, park pilot with a rear-view camera and a new black roof liner that will actually be available on future production Amaroks.

    One of which will be the Amarok Dark Label - a limited-edition model based on the Comfortline trim spec, finished in a deep satin grey with a matt black styling bar, door handles and side mirrors, black sill pipes and glossy 18 inch rims in very dark grey.

    It’ll be available in Europe from the second quarter of 2018 with a choice of two three-litre V6 turbodiesels - a 120kW version with a six-speed manual ‘box and either rear-wheel or on-demand all-wheel drive, or a 150kW with either the six-speed manual and on-demand AWD, or the new eight-speed automatic transmission and permanent AWD, with prices starting from €33 714 (N$519 160).

    No decision has yet been made as to whether or when the Amarok Dark Label will be released in South Africa.

    IOL Motoring

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  • 09/06/17--15:00: Celebrating 50 years of AMG
  • Celebrating 50 years of AMGCelebrating 50 years of AMGThree new models to play with The iconic Mercedes-Benz AMG is half a century old with three new members added to the family. It's not every day you get to drive a new beastly AMG, nor is it every day you get to play around with these performance cars at a world-class racetrack such as Kyalami in Midrand.

    In celebration of 50 years of Mercedes-AMG, the automaker will treat fans of its performance division to three new members of its AMG GT family; the AMG GT Roadster and AMG GT C Roadster, as well as the beast of the Green Hell, the AMG GT.

    MBSA's marketing director Selvin Govender, says: "AMG is extending its in-house developed family of sports cars outwards and upwards with the addition of three new members.

    "2016 has been a record year with about 100 000 AMG cars sold worldwide, and it is still the number-one performance brand in South Africa."

    Govender also added that there is already a strong demand for the GLC 45 and 43 models and that the automaker will launch its AMG S 63 and 65 locally in January 2018.

    Clint Weston, AMG Driving Academy instructor and race driver, reckons the GT R is the "best supercar" he has driven yet. I have to say that he might just be right. Although the Hulk (green GTR) had few kilometres on its clock, the more I drove it on track, the more it warmed up and allowed its inner beast to unleashed on track. It's a monstrous machine at home performing hot laps.

    While it's immensely powerful, it's unbelievably easy to drive around the track, and has the ability to push even a rookie driver's confidence behind the wheel. It's extremely comfortable behind the wheel despite its sports-tuned suspension and that's the sheer beauty of the AMG GT R.

    Mercedes-Benz said: "The front-mid-engine concept with transaxle, the V8 biturbo engine rated at 430kW/700Nm, the extensively modified suspension, the new aerodynamics and the intelligent lightweight construction lay the foundations for the exceptional driving dynamics."

    The AMG GT Roadster houses a 4.0-litre V8 biturbo unit and delivers 350kW/630Nm. Boasting an even more striking and dynamic appearance, the AMG GT C Roadster with its output of 410kW/680Nm is a new model variant that slots in between the AMG GT S and AMG GT R.

    This is where "luxury meets performance", says MBSA, thanks to its wider track, finest components and nappa leather inside the vehicle. It's also incredibly fast off the line, and during the short drag races, it proved fastest almost every time.

    Mercedes-Benz SA says the GT C Coupe is also available now in SA.

    South African prices at a glance

    • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster - R2 199 900

    • Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster - R2 599 900

    • Mercedes-AMG GT R - R2 689 900

    The AMG GT C Roadster employs some of the sophisticated technical features of the AMG GT R, including the active rear axle steering and the electronically controlled rear axle limited-slip differential. And from the Panamericana Grille through to the broader tail end, its AMG GT R genes are plain to see.

    The GT C Roadster is fitted with a nappa leather interior and the AMG performance steering wheel in nappa leather/Dinamica microfibre.

    For the first time, the AMG performance seats are also optionally available with AirScarf neck-level heating and seat ventilation - for undiluted open-air driving pleasure especially on brisk winter days. The soft top opens and closes in approx. eleven seconds on both AMG GT Roadster variants, even when on the move at speeds up to 60km/h.

    To mark its founding back in 1967, and now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the new AMG GT C Roadster is available as an exclusive special Edition 50 model.

    The Edition 50 is available in two exclusive special paint finishes: designo graphite grey magno and designo cashmere white magno.

    The exterior's distinctive look is defined by black chrome highlights applied to the side skirt trim, the front splitter, the trim strips in the air inlets of the Panamericana grille, the fins on the side air outlets in the front wings, the moulding on the rear diffuser and the exhaust tailpipe trims. The surface of the cross-spoke AMG forged wheels has been harmonised with the black chrome elements of the exterior.

    However, MBSA says there are only four of these exclusive cars in South Africa, of 500 worldwide. And, one unit has already been sold.

    The interior features a contrast black and silver colour scheme followed not only by the trim in Style exclusive nappa leather in silver pearl/black with grey diamond-patterned contrasting topstitching, but also by the black AMG Performance steering wheel in Dinamica microfibre with grey contrasting topstitching. There's also "Edition" lettering on the steering wheel bezel and 12 o'clock mark in silver pearl.

    The Edition 50 comes standard with the AMG Interior Night package, which includes steering wheel spokes, shift paddles and doorsill panels in black. There are silver seat belts and black chrome trim while the head restraints of the AMG Performance seat is embossed with "GT Edition 50".


    Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50 - R2 864 000. – Wheels24


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    Esilohenda lyaamboka ye na oongunga dhiishoshela yepangelo lya lelepekwaEsilohenda lyaamboka ye na oongunga dhiishoshela yepangelo lya lelepekwa Aakwashigwana mboka ya ndopa okufuta iishoshela yaantu yepangelo otaya hiwa nokutsuwa omukumo, opo ya ninge omaindilo goprogramma tayi ithanwa new tax arrears recovery incentive programme, ndjoka tayi tameke momasiku 11 gaSepetemba sigo omasiku 11 gaMaalitsa mo-2018.

    Oprogramma ndjoka oya lelepekwa sho aakwashigwana oyendji mboka ye na oongunga dhepangelo, ya ndopa okukutha ombinga.

    “Oprogramma yotax arrears recovery incentive programme otayi tameke momasiku 11 gaSepetemba mo-2017 sigo 11 gaMaalitsa 2018. Oprogramma ndjoka otayi kwatelemo omaludhi agehe giishoshela yepangelo,” Amushanga gwuuministeli wEmona, Erica Shafudah a popi.

    Pahapu dhe, uuministeli otawu ka kutha po oongunga dhoka dhi niwe noopresenda 70, kaakwashigwana mboka taya ka futa oongunga dhawo.

    Shafudah okwa tsu omukumo opo aakwashigwana mboka ye na oongunga yiishangithe yo ya kuthilwe ko oopresenda ndhoka, ya vule okufuta oongunga dhawo ndhoka ye na. Mboka taya vulu okufuta oongunga dhawo palumwe otaya vulu okushininga muule woomwedhi ndhoka, omanga mboka itaya vulu okufuta oongunga ndhoka, taya pulwa opo ya ninge omaindilo ya vule okukala taya futu komwedhi.

    Amushanga okwa tsikile kutya mboka taya ka ndopa okugwanitha po omatsokumwe gawo, otaya ka kuthwa mo moprogramma ndjoka, kakele oongele ye na omatompelo gomuule geli pamushangwa.

    Okwa tsu omukumo woo aafuti yiishoshela ya kale aluhe nokuudhitha oombaapila dhawo dhomafutilo giishoshela nokudhifala koombelewa dhuuministeli hoka ya shangithwa. Mboka taya ka ndopa okukutha ombinga moprogramma ndjoka, otaya ka tagelelwa ya fute oongunga dhoka ye na kwa gwedhwa woo iishoshela. Aakwashigwana oye na oongunga dhepangelo miishoshelo dha thika poobiliyona 19 noomiliyona 240 odha futwa ngashiingeyi.

    Moobiliyona ndhoka dha hupako oobiliyona owala 4 odho dhili oshitopolwa shiishohela yoyene omanga oobiliyona 15, dhili iishoshela yagwedhwa po.

    Moprograma ndjoka ya hulu muJuli gwonuumvo, epangelo olyali lya pyakudhukwa okukutha po oongunga dhiishoshela ya gwedhwa po yoopresenda 80.

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    Omunadholongo a hala okufutitha opolisi oomiliyona 3.5Omunadholongo a hala okufutitha opolisi oomiliyona 3.5Uuposi we weetwa aniwa kuuhasha waanambelewa yopolisi Omulumentu ngoka ta tamanekelwa oshipotha shedhipago, sho a tete oyana yaali omiligu, konyala oomvula hetatu dha piti monena ota futitha Oshikondo shOpolisi oshowo Komufala gwOodholongo omolwa uuhasha mboka weetitha a kale iha monoko. Jonas Penovanhu Shinana, ota tamanekelwa oshipotha shedhipago lyaMatheus Shinana, 6 oshowoo Emilia Naatya Shinana, 4, mboka ya dhipagwa momasiku 23 no 24 gaDrsemba mo-2009, momudhingoloko gwaWanahenda mOvenduka. Okwa tegelelwa opo ku kaningwe etokolo moshipotha shoka momasiku 29 gaSepetemba.

    Omulumentu ngoka ota pula opo a futwe oshimaliwa shoomiliyona 3.5, omolwa e yo pondje lyuuthemba we ngaashi tashi uthwa kEkotampango lyoshilongo, na okwa longwa uuhasha sho ina vula okumona uunamiti mbala.

    Shinana ota popi kutya okwa monika omukithi gwoTB momasiku ga8 ga Aguste mo-2014 na okwa tameke epango lye lyuule woomwedhi hetatu.

    Okwa tsikile kutya muJanuary gwo-2015 okwa dhidhilike e na omadhidhiliko itaa mono ko nawa na ota ehama omeho naasho a tseyithile aanambelewa yuunamiti mokaklinika komondjeedhililo yaVenduka, ina pewa ekwatho lyasha tango.

    Okwa popi kutya okwa ukithwa kOshipangelo shaWindhoek Central opo a ka ningilwe omakonaakono, na okwa ningilwa omakonaakono muMaalitsa gwo-2015, noondohotola odha mono kutya okwa zinda momidhi dhombinzi komutse naashoka osha etithwa koopela dhoTB ndjoka ha nu.

    Momasiku 23 Maalitsa omvula yo-2015 omundohotola mOshipangelo shaKatutura, okwa pula opo a tulwe kepango epe , ye ta kala tayi koshipangelo shaWindhoek Central nenge koklinika.

    “Onda tseyithilwa kutya itandi monoko we konyala oopresenda 80, na onda ningi omuposi,” Jonas a popi. Shinana okwa popi kutya omundohotola gumwe, a tumbulwa kutya oDR T.T. Tuemuna, okwa tseyithile aanambelewa yuunamiti mondjeedhililo yaVenduka esiku ndyoka, kutya omunadholongo ngoka okwa monika uunkundi womeho.

    Oonakufutithwa oya pataneke ehokololo lyomunandholongo ngoka kutya okwa monika oTB momasiku ga8 gaAguste mo-2014.

    Oya popi kutya omutamanekwa ngoka okwa dhika e Ii kepango lyoTB uule woomwedhi ne, na okwa hulitha po epango ndyoka sho a tulwa miipandeko, omanga ina manitha epango lye. Okwa tameke ishewe epango ndyoka muAguste gwo-2014.

    Oya popi natango kutya Shinana okwa nyenyeta kombinga yuuwehame womesho momasiku 12 gaFebruali ihe kasha shi muJanuari gwo-2015 ngaashi a popi, nomanyenyeto ge okwe ga ningi konima yoomwedhi hamano sho a yi kepango ndyoka lyoTB. Oya popi kutya okwa nyenyeta omeho oshiwike shimwe owala.

    Omutamanekwa ota popi kutya epangelo olya etitha uuposi we, mboka weetithwa komiti dho ethambutol, ndhoka a pewa omolwa epango lyoTB.


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    Aandonga ya hala okumona omukwaniilwa gwawoAandonga ya hala okumona omukwaniilwa gwawoYa hala okupopithwa komuleli gwawo Aakwashigwana yaNdonga omathele otaya ka unga oontanda pegumbo lyomuleli gwawo gwopamuthigululwakalo mehuliloshiwike taya pula opo ye mu mone. Aakwashigwana mboka otaya unganeke eungo lyoontanda uule womasiku gatatu pOmbala yaNamungundo, taya pula opo ya popithwe komukwaniilwa gwawo, Immanuel Kauluma Elifas. Gumwe gwomaalongekidhi,oPendapala Nakathingo, ngoka a popi kutya egongalo ndyoka otali kala pambili, na oya hala owala ya popithwe komuleli gwawo ngoka inaya mona uule wethimbo ele ngaashingeyi.

    Omukwaniilwa ngoka okwa falwa woo kompangu, kuyamwe yomaaleli nale mboka ya li ya tidhwa miilonga. Uupyakadhi owa tameke muApilili gwonuumvo, sho omukwaniilwa Immanuel Kauluma Elifas a ninguluka nokukutha oonkondo omuulikwa gwe nale

    Fillemon Nangolo Shuumbwa, nonando okwa shangele ombaapila ominista yomayambulepo giitopolwa noondoolopa, mo-2002 ta popi kutya Shuumbwa oye omulanduli gwe.

    Oonakutidhwa miilonga oya ka konga ekwatho lyOmpangu yoPombanda opo yi kuthe oonkondo etokolo lyaElifas.

    Mwaamboka ya tidhwa omwa kwatelwa omunashipundi nale gwelelo ndyoka Peter Kauluma oshowo ngoka a li omupopiliko gwelelo ndyoka Joseph Asino.

    Yamwe po mbyoka ya tidhwa omwa kwatela omalenga omanene nale ngashi John Walenga, Ngoloneya nale gwaShikoto, Vilho Kamanya, Kashona kaMalulu, Tonata Ngulu naFillemon Nambili.

    Omukalelipo gwopaveta ngoka ta kalelepo ookansela mboka ya tidhwa, okwa ningile omapulo oshihako shoka sha longithwa onga eshainokaha lyomukwaniilwa poombaapila dhetidho, lyaayakulwa ye.

    Nakathingo okwa popi kutya oompangela dhawo odha pewa ezimino, pethimbo lyomutumba gwoshigwana ngoka guunganekwa kookansela mboka ya tidhwa, omutumba ngoka gwa ningwa omwedhi gwa piti mOluno.

    “Otatu yi niinguma yetu, e ta tu ka lala pehala lyaandjuka ndyoka tali adhika pombala,” Nakathingo a popi.

    “Metitano otatu ka gongala pomulilo nokukundathana iinima mbyoka ya holoka na otayi tsikile melelo lyetu .Molyomakaya otwa tegelela tu popithwe komukwaniilwa, nomOsoondaha otaku ningwa Elongelo Kalunga nokushuna komagumbo.”

    Nakathingo okwa popi kutya oya hala okuuva mokana komukwaniilwa gwawo ngele oye tuu shili a tidha miilonga ookansela mboka. Okwa tsikile kutya ngele ita vulu okupopitha aakwashigwana mboka nena otashi ulike kutya haye shili a ningi etokolo ndyoka, okutidha ookansela mboka.

    Onzonkundaneki yoNampa oya lopota kutya, aakwashigwana yaNdonga oya holola kutya Omukwaniilwa okwa kuthwa po pegumbo lye mehuliloshiwike lya piti, na okwa falwa kofaalama ye yi li kOmangetti, mOshitopolwa shaShikoto.

    Omupopiliko gwaakwashigwana mboka, Kennedy Iilonga, okwa popi kutya ofamili yomukwaniiilwa oye mu tumbumo mombala momasiku 26 gaAgute nokukemu holeka mOmangetti.

    Omupopiliko gwelelo ndyoka,

    Naeman Amalwa, okwa ekelehi omapopyo ngoka kutya kage na uukwashili, na popi kutya Elifas okwa yi a ka takelepo ofaalama ye ngaashi aanafaalama ayehe haye shi ningi.

    Okwa ekelehi woo omapopyo kutya Elifas ota ehama na kena oonkondo dhokuninga omatokolo, ta popi kutya okwa kulupa owala.

    Amalwa okwa tindi okupopya sha kombinga yoompangela ndhoka tadhi ningwa, ta popi kutya otaya ka pitithwa omukanda mbala.


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    Omukokoli a patulula endiki lyoKashuupulwa growth centreOmukokoli a patulula endiki lyoKashuupulwa growth centre Omupresidende gwotango gwaNamibia, Sam Nujoma okwa pula AaNamibia ayehe ya longe nuudhiginini , opo yeetepo emanguluko lyeliko lyoshilongo.

    Nujoma okwa popi ngaaka momukunda Oshikondiilongo moshikandjohogololo Okatana, moka a patulula pambelewa endiki tali ithanwa, Clemens Handuukeme Kashuupulwa Growth Centre mOmaandaha.

    Aakwashigwana oya gongele iiyemo nokutunga po endiki ndyoka lya lukilwa kansela gwawo gwotango nangashiingeyi okuli ngoloneya gwaShana, Clemens Kashuupulwa.

    Monena sho oshilongo shamanguluka, Nujoma okwa popi kutya ekondjo ngashiingeyi ndyoka li li po olyokukondjela eyambulepo lyeliko lyoshilongo, nAaNamibia oya pumbwa okukondja pamukalo ngoka ekondjelomanguluko lyoshilongo lya ningwa, opo eliko yoshilongo li yambulwepo.

    Okwa pula opo oshigwana shi nkondopeke onkalo yuukumwe nelongelokumwe opo shi vule okutsikila okuyambulapo oshilongo.

    Endiki lyoClemens Handuukeme Kashuupulwa Growth Centre otali gandja omakwatho kaakwashigwana yomomukunda Oshikondiilongo oshowo Omulathitu.

    Endiki ndyoka oli na oshini shokutsa iilya yomahangu, ehala mpoka hapu kwatele aakokele openzela oshowo oshitayi shombelewa yoSwapo.


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    Former Brazilian presidents Lula and Rousseff chargedFormer Brazilian presidents Lula and Rousseff charged NAMPA/REUTERS

    Brazil's top prosecutor on Tuesday charged former Presidents Luis Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff along with fellow Workers Party members with forming a criminal organisation, the latest accusations in Brazil's sprawling corruption scandal.

    The prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot, alleged that eight members of the Workers Party, including Lula and Rousseff, committed a series of crimes involving state-owned oil firm Petrobras such as cartel formation, corruption and money laundering.

    They were the first criminal charges to be levelled against Rousseff, who was impeached in 2016 for breaking budgetary laws.

    The 230-page document filed with the Supreme Court accused Lula of heading the organisation.

    Lula's lawyer said the law was being misused to persecute the former president.

    The Workers Party said in a statement that the charges were baseless and being used to divert attention from other investigations, including one into a former federal prosecutor, referring to a case Janot announced on Monday.

    A representative for Rousseff said the prosecutor's office had offered no evidence of the crimes and called on the Supreme Court to guarantee the right to defend against them.

    Lula, who is still Brazil's most popular politician, is appealing a corruption conviction that would bar him from running for president in 2018. He faces four other corruption trials.

    The charges stem from the Operation Car Wash investigation that uncovered a cartel of companies paying bribes to officials to secure Petrobras contracts, revelations that have spawned a host of investigations that has shaken Brazil's political system and economy.

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  • 09/06/17--15:00: Brexit worries workers
  • Brexit worries workersBrexit worries workersBrexit woes send jitters to labour market Britain says it will pursue a balanced post-Brexit immigration policy. NAMPA/REUTERS

    Britain will pursue a balanced policy on immigration once it has left the European Union by seeking to attract high-skilled workers while driving the overall numbers down, defence secretary Michael Fallon said on Wednesday.

    The Guardian newspaper published a leaked government document late on Tuesday detailing plans to drive down the number of lower-skilled EU workers coming to Britain once it has left the EU in 2019.

    "We'll set out firm proposals later in the year," Fallon told Sky News. "There is a balance to be struck, we want to attract to this country, not shut the door, on highly skilled people who want to come here and make a contribution to our society.

    "Equally we have to make sure that British companies are also prepared to train and train up British workers. The public are very clear, they want to see immigration not stopped but brought properly under control.

    "They also want to be clear that we implement what they voted for in the Brexit referendum."

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  • 09/06/17--15:00: Revamped website for NMC
  • Revamped website for NMCRevamped website for NMC NMC recently launched a revamped website and mobile application aimed at creating value through focus interaction, delivering on member expectations and that of other key stakeholders.

    According to NMC fund manager Ben Nandago, the simplified digital platforms come with a user-friendly interface, which allows members to navigate and access their required information.

    “We are going beyond just offering information in that we are sharing ideas through our social media platforms such as our Facebook page.

    We already had a website that we launched more than three years ago and an app, which we introduced last year, but they were not user friendly, according to the feedback from our members,” Nandago said.

    “Through the App, members can access information available on our website.

    The App also allows us to send notifications to our members such as any changes that might be made to their benefits. It's a very convenient and easy to use application,” Nandago said.

    Another unique function on the App toolbar is the hospital locator, which allows members to locate the nearest hospital anywhere in the country depending on their location. After selecting a hospital, the hospital locator provides a map and directs NMC members to the facility.

    With the biggest branch network in the industry, Nandago said the digital platforms will enhance client services and empower the fund to provide information to the few unserviced areas.

    “The introduction of the digital platforms will grow our national footprint.

    As a fund, we have managed to register growth throughout the year despite the economic conditions and we remain the biggest fund in terms of principal members, who currently stand at over 30 000,” he said.

    “All NMC platforms are living projects and continuous improavement is the order of the day, but most importantly, changes are informed by relevant input by existing members and all other key users,” Nandago further said.


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  • 09/06/17--15:00: SA exits recession
  • SA exits recessionSA exits recessionQuarterly GDP growth of 2.5% recorded South Africa exited a recession this week following quarter-on-quarter growth, says StatsSA. South Africa's gross domestic product has rebounded with 2.5% growth for the second quarter of the year.

    This is an improvement from the contraction reported for two consecutive quarters. GDP declined 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016 and 0.7% in the first quarter of 2017.

    Second-quarter data shows year-on-year GDP growth was 1.1%, and for the six months growth has been 1.1%. The nominal GDP is estimated at R1.145bn.

    Statistician general Pali Lehohla explained that the primary industry contributed “significantly” to the growth numbers, with growth of 10.3%.

    Lehohla described growth in the agricultural sector as “shooting through the roof” by 33.6%. It contributed 0.7 of a percentage point to overall GDP growth. Mining grew 3.9%, contributing 0.3 of a percentage point to overall growth.

    The secondary sector grew 1.9%, with growth in the manufacturing industry up 1.5%. Electricity production increased 8.8%, while construction declined 0.5%.

    The tertiary sector reported growth of 1.2%, with trade up 0.6%, transport up 2.2% and finance up 2.5%. The finance, real estate and business services contributed 0.5 of a percentage growth to GDP. General government services decreased 0.6%, contributing a -0.1 of a percentage point to GDP growth.

    On the expenditure side of GDP, growth was recorded at 2.4%. Year-on-year expenditure was 0.8% and 0.5% for the six months.

    Lehohla said that although agriculture production had grown so significantly, it did not contribute significantly to the number of people employed because of mechanisation. The 33% growth comes off a low base.

    This growth driven by the record maize crop expected for the second and third quarters, explained deputy director general: Economic Statistics Joe de Beer.

    Household final expenditure came to 4.7% for the quarter, with the bulk of spend (26.7%) going towards clothing and footware. However, spend on education declined 0.9%, with spend on restaurants and hotels dropping 7% and transport 9.8%.

    There was an increase in spend on semi-durable (21.2%) and non-durable (7.9%) goods, following a rebound in retail sales, explained Michael Manamela, chief director of national accounts.

    Government final consumption expenditure was up 0.8% for the quarter, up from the -1.7% decline reported in the first quarter.

    Gross fixed capital formation declined 2.6% for the quarter, compared to growth of 1.3% reported in the first quarter. Manamela explained this was driven by a deceleration in residential and non-residential building plans.

    During the briefing Lehohla confirmed that he would be leaving Statistics South Africa on October 31, but would not be drawn on further discussion of his departure.


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    Are your children ready for their inheritance?Are your children ready for their inheritance? One of the challenges wealthy individuals face in their lifetime is ensuring that their children are ready to inherit and sustain wealth for future generations.

    Lucas Kotze, head of FNB Namibia Trust Services, says the responsibility that comes with inheriting wealth and leading the family to grow and preserve it can easily overwhelm anyone that isn't adequately prepared.

    “High-net-worth individuals shouldn't wait until their children finish school to start teaching them about the principles of wealth management. A solid foundation of good money management should be instilled at a very young age and gradually developed as the children grow up,” says Kotze.

    He identifies key factors that individuals should consider ensuring that their children are ready for their inheritance.

    According to him, having an open communication rule with children about the financial affairs of the family leads to better understanding and trust. However, sensitive information should be withheld until heirs are mature enough to handle it.

    He also encourages parties to seek professional advice. Solely taking on the responsibility to equip your children with all the skills and tools necessary to manage wealth is not recommended.

    “Professional assistance can be beneficial and we are seeing this at FNB Namibia where there is an increase in clients who have started utilising our products and services,” says Kotze.

    Talking to heirs about estate planning helps them know what to expect in the unfortunate event that you pass away.

    This is also an opportunity to expand more on their inheritance and critical decisions you have taken, explains Kotze.

    “Equipping children with the necessary wealth management skills at an early age places them in a better position to succeed at managing and preserving the legacy left behind,” he concludes.


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  • 09/06/17--15:00: NSX bags top award
  • NSX bags top awardNSX bags top award The Namibia Stock Exchange was recently recognised as the financial services organisation of the year in the African and Middle East markets by Corporate LiveWire Global Awards.

    The Corporate LiveWire Global Awards celebrate the achievements of the most outstanding individuals, companies and organisations in the business community over the last 12 months.

    The judges focused on each winner to recognise determination to overcome challenges and create a successful industry.

    Jake Powers, director of the 2017 Global Awards Guide, commented on their win: “The Corporate LiveWire winners have proven to be of high calibre, showing a strong motivation to achieve fantastic results within their sector. We look forward to working with them throughout 2017.”

    Like with all of the Corporate LiveWire Award winners, each individual and company had been set under great scrutiny by the judging team setting its sights firmly on the most client-focused and dedicated teams and individuals.

    The judging panel for the Global awards included Maxim Behar (founder of M3 Communication Inc), Emma-Jane Packe (managing director at the Supper Club), Urs Haeusler (DealMarket) and Osmaan Mahmood (founder and CEO of Fenice Media Ltd), as well as the in-house team at Corporate LiveWire.

    The NSX is the second largest stock exchange in Africa by market capitalisation. Following independence in 1990, the NSX launched with one dual-listed firm and one stock broker.


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    Benefit from expos, farmers toldBenefit from expos, farmers toldFarmers urged to maximise opportunities Kavango East farmers are urged to take advantage of a food expo under way at Rundu. Farmers in Kavango East should attend the Food Namibia Trade Expo and Conference which takes place this week, the event's organiser, Manfried Likoro, has said.

    The expo and conference takes place at Rundu on Friday and Saturday and will bring together stakeholders in government and the agro-food industry to discuss issues related to agriculture and sustainable food production in Namibia.

    Likoro, the director of Food Namibia, told Nampa that this would be a good opportunity for farmers to connect with financial institutions.

    “They can get help with funds for their farming practices to enable them to maximise their production in terms of food,” he said.

    The expo will take place at the Kavango Convention Centre under the theme 'Food Security for a Healthy Nation' and is open to the public.

    Likoro said the event would celebrate this year's good harvest as a culmination of Operation Werengendje, which aimed to assist and inspire Kavango East residents to produce their own crops and become self-sufficient and ensure food security in the region.

    “This public-private partnership initiative is organised by the office of the governor in the Kavango East Region in collaboration with Food Namibia and will incorporate an exhibition and workshop sessions,” he said. Food Namibia is a public-private partnership initiative striving to bring major stakeholders in government and food producers under one umbrella.

    Likoro said the expo will provide a unique business-to-business platform to showcase products and services in the local agriculture and food production industries.

    Six constituencies in the region will use the Food Namibia platform to showcase their harvest, with a prize being awarded to the constituency that produced the most crops.

    It has also attracted interest from other regions and exhibitors from Kavango West, Erongo, Oshikoto, Khomas, Omaheke and Omusati are expected to showcase their agricultural products.

    Minister of agriculture, water and forestry John Mutorwa will officially open the expo, while the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and Small and Medium Enterprise Development, Gabriel Sinimbo, will be the main speaker at the conference.

    So far, 34 exhibitors have registered to exhibit their agricultural products at the Kavango Convention Centre, while 36 vendors will exhibit in open tents.

    Embassies from across the Southern African Development Community have been invited and a business delegation from Zimbabwe have confirmed their attendance.

    There will also be food stalls, traditional performances and a kiddies' park.


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    EU court rules in favour of refugeesEU court rules in favour of refugeesSays Eastern states cannot refuse to take them Countries like Hungary, Poland and Slovakia will be forced to take in their share of refugees in the European Union. The European Union's top court roundly dismissed complaints on Wednesday by Slovakia and Hungary about EU migration policy, upholding Brussels' right to force member states to take in asylum seekers.

    In the latest twist to a divisive dispute that broke out two years ago when over a million migrants poured across the Mediterranean, the European Court of Justice found that the EU was entitled to order national governments to take in quotas of mainly Syrian refugees relocated from Italy and Greece.

    "The court dismisses the actions brought by Slovakia and Hungary against the provisional mechanism for the mandatory relocation of asylum seekers," the Luxembourg-based court said, adding it rejected the complaints "in their entirety".

    "The mechanism actually contributes to enabling Greece and Italy to deal with the impact of the 2015 migration crisis and is proportionate."

    The programme set up by the executive European Commission was approved by majority vote of member states in the face of opposition from formerly communist countries in the east who said their societies could not absorb mainly Muslim immigrants.

    It provided for the relocation of up to 120 000 people, but only some 25 000 have so far been moved. A further programme for resettling people directly from outside the EU has also struggled to hit targets for taking in asylum-seekers.

    Diplomats had expected the ruling and believe it may lead to resuming EU talks over an emergency mechanism for exceptionally high arrivals of refugees and migrants. The issue has been stalled for more than two years and divided the bloc at a time it faces Brexit, security threats and international challenges.

    "We've been waiting for this to revive talks about the EU asylum system reform," an EU diplomat said before the ruling. The challengers from the EU's east say the obligatory relocation of asylum-seekers arriving in frontline countries like Greece and Italy via the Mediterranean undermines their sovereignty and endangers their homogenous societies.

    They have said the bloc should instead control its external borders better to crack down on illegal immigration – something Brussels says it has succeeded in doing in the past two years.

    The EU has taken in more than 1.7 million people from the Middle East and Africa since 2014. But, after a mass influx in 2015, numbers have gone down steadily following actions last year that all but closed the route from Turkey to Greece and from Greece to the Balkans and northern Europe. The EU has also increased support for Libya to curb arrivals in Italy.

    The eastern EU states say they can send equipment and border guards to the bloc's external frontiers but do not want to accept refugees because of security risks after a raft of Islamist attacks in Western Europe.

    Hungary and Poland have refused to host a single person under the 2015 sharing scheme, while Slovakia and the Czech Republic have each taken in only a dozen or so. The countries concerned - Poland backed the complaint but did not formally join it - had been prepared to lose in court following an early recommendation to the justices in July.

    While the EU has sought in vain to come up with a compromise, the court ruling may just force Brussels' hand.

    It is a delicate balancing act as putting such a thorny issue to a vote, and possibly passing a migration reform despite opposition from several states, would cause even more bad blood.

    "If we push it through above their heads, they will use it in their anti-EU propaganda at home," another EU diplomat said of Poland and Hungary, where the nationalist-minded governments are embroiled in disputes with Brussels over democratic rules.

    "But the arrivals are low, we have it more or less under control, so we have to get back to the solidarity mechanism."


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