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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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    Elanditho lyiihauto lya gu pevi noopresenda 18.7%Elanditho lyiihauto lya gu pevi noopresenda 18.7% Okwa lopotwa kwa landitha owala iihauto 1 094 muAguste, nelanditho lyiihauto olya gu pevi noopresenda 19.9 okuza piihauto 1 366 ya li ya landithwa omwedhi gwa faathana mo-2016.

    Uuyelele mboka owa hololwa molopota ndjoka ya pitithwa kehangano lyoIJG Securities kombinga yomwaalu gwiihauto mbyoka ya landithwa momwedhi Aguste.

    Komweedhi, elanditho lyiihauto olya gu pevi noopresenda 18.7, sho muAuguste kwa lopotwa elanditho eshona niihauto 252, okuyeleka nomwedhi Juli omanga momvula iihauto 9 272 oya landithwa nuumvo okuyeleka nomo-2016, naandyoka egwo pevi noopresenda 21.4.

    Miihauto 9 272 mbyoka yalanditha nuumwo, iihauto 3 978 yaafaalelwa, 4 848 iihauto iishona, omanga 446 iihauto yopokati.

    Olopota ndjoka oya holola kutya elanditho lyiihauto yaafaalelwa olya gu pevi noopresenda 24.5 komvula, omanga iihauto mbyoka iishona ya gu pevi noopresenda 17.0 niihauto yopokati naambyoka inene oya londo noopresenda 25.6.

    Elanditho enene olya ningwa momwedhi Juni nuumvo, moka iiyenditho 83 ya landithwa.

    Elando lyiihauto noombaanga nonando olya londo pombanda noopresenda 0.5, elando ndyoka kali li unene pombanda na okwa hololwa tali shuna pevi komwedhi nomwedhi.

    Iihauto yoToyota oshowo Volkswagen onkene tayi tsikile okukala ponomola yotango momwaalu gwiihauto mbyoka ya landwa unene, sho ooToyota dhili poopresenda 36, oVolkswagen yi li poopresenda 25, na oya landulwa koFord 7%, Mercedes 4%.

    Toyota oye e ponomola yotango sho a landitha iihauto yoopresenda 47, a landulwa kuNissan 16%, Ford 12% omanga Isuzu 9%.

    Kwiikwatelelwa koIJG, elanditho lyiihauto olya kala tali shongola moshilongo okutameka omvula yo-2015.

    OMUTOOLINKUNDANA GWOMENI

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  • 09/17/17--15:00: Ta kongo ekwatho lyokamwana
  • Ta kongo ekwatho lyokamwanaTa kongo ekwatho lyokamwana Lydia Alfeus a za momukunda Ontananga oshitopolwa shaShikoto, ota kongo ekwatho okuza kaanamutimahenda opo ya vule okugandja omatemba kokamona koomvula ndatu hoka taka lumbu nuulema okuza kevalo.

    Omunamimvo 34, okwa lombwele oNamibian Sun kutya ota kondjo nuudhigu mokutekula okamona ke, Simanekeni Frans. Okwa popi kutya okwiihulu okumona he yokamonamati ke hoka, omvula yimwe ya piti ngashiingeyi.

    Pahapu dhe, oondohotola inadhi vula okugandja ekwatho kokanona ke.

    Okwa yelitha kutya okanona ke ihaka vulu okulongitha iikaha yako, ihaka vulu okuthikama nenge okukuutumba kukokene, ihaka popi na iha li iikulya oyindji, kakele kokunwa ontaku nenge omahini.

    “Onda pumbwa ekwatho enene. Okanona kandje ihaka kuutumba, ihaka ende, ihaka popi na ohaka li owala iikulya mbyoka iipu. Ohandi mu pe owala omahini, ihe oshimaliwa shooN$250 shoka hatu mono komwedhi okuza kepangelo inashi gwana okulanda omahini, molwaashoka ohandi landa woo nominambo,” Alfeus a popi.

    Okwa tsikile kutya okwa li he mu pe woo nontaku, ihe molwaashoka ke na iilonga nena ihavu vulu we okulanda osuuka yokutula montaku yokanona.

    Alfeus okwa popi kutya okatemba otaka ka kwathela, sho ha kala a humbata okanona ke kehe ethimbo.

    Okwa holola woo ohokwe yokumona iilonga opo a vule okupalutha nokusila okanona oshisho.

    Okwa popi kutya oha teleke nawa na oku shi iilonga yomomagumbo.



    KENYA KAMBOWE

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    Swapo ta ningi omahogololo gaaleli ye muNovembaSwapo ta ningi omahogololo gaaleli ye muNovembaSwapo ta ningi omahogololo gaaleli ye muNovemba Sho kwa tegelelwa ongundu tayi pangele moshilongo yi ninge okongressa yawo yomahogololo nuumvo muNovemba, okwa holoka omananathano mokati kiilyo yongundu ndjoka. Sho kwa tukuka omananathano pokati kaayambidhidhi yaangoka ta longo pehala lyomupresidende gwongundu yoSwapo, Hage Geingob, naamboka itaye mu yambidhidha omahogololo ogo owala taga keeta pehulilo omananathano ngoka.

    Omukundu ngoka otagu ka kandulwa po pethimbo lyomutumba gwomahogololo gongundu ndjoka, ngoka kwa telelwa gu ningwe muNovemba, na otashi ka kala oshikando shotango omupresidende gwongundu ndjoka, ta hogololwa, nonando monale okwa kala huulikwa owala.

    Oshizemo shomahogololo miitopolwa, ngoka ga ningwa oshi na esimano enene kutya olye ta vulu okuninga omupresidende gwongundu ndjoka.

    Mboka taya ka kala momutumba ngoka gwomahogololo otaya zi miikandjo yoSwapo 121, miitopolwa 14 oshowo momawawa ga yooloka mongundu ndjoka ngaashi ewawa lyaakiintu, ewawa lyaanyasha oshowo ewawa lyaakokele.

    Ehangano lyoNational Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) nalyo otali ka kalelwa po mokongress ndjoka.

    Iitopolwa ngaashi Omusati, Oshana, Ohangwena nOshikoto, mbyoka yi na iikandjoyi vulithe pushimwe, oyo tayi ka kala kaakalelipo oyendji pethimbo lyomahogololo ngoka.

    Aakuthimbinga mokongressa ndjoka ya za miitopolwa moka, otaya ka kalela po oopresenda 35 dhaakuthimbinga, naaleli yongundu miitopolwa moka, inaya holola kutya otaya yambidhidha lye momahogololo guupresidende wongundu.



    Aakuthimbinga

    Kehe oshikandjo otashi ka tuma aakalelipo yeli yane kokongressa ndjoka yongundu. Kehe oshikandjo otashi ka pewa iipundi yi li 10, moka mwakwatelwa ehogololo lyokomitiye yelelo niilyo yoSwapo 140 okuza miitopolwa otayi ka kala momutumba ngoka gwomahogololo.

    Elelo lyopombanda mongundu ndjoka otali ka kala naakalelipo ya thika po-70 mokongressa.

    Ewawa lyAakiintu mongundu yoSwapo, ndyoka lya ningi omahogololo omvula ya piti, otali ka kalelwa po kiilyo 20, omanga ewawa lyAakokele nEwawa lyAanyasha taya kalelwa po kiilyo 16 kehe.

    Mokongressa ndjoka otamu ka kala aakuthimbinga 762 nuumvo, oshowo aayenda 25, mboka kaye na uuthemba wokuhogolola.



    Omahogololo

    Pethimbo lyokongressa ndjoka otaku ka hogolola omupresidende gwongundu, omupeha presidende, amushanga-ndji gwongundu oshowo omupeha amushanga.

    Elelo lyopombanda oli na iilyo 84, mwakwatelwa oompito dhoka dhopombanda 4 oshowo aakwatakanithi yiitopolwa yeli 14 mboka ya hogololwa.

    Oohamushanga yomawawa gongundu nayo oyeli iilyo yelelo lyopombanda omanga NUNW ta kalelwapo komuleli gwe. Omupresidende oku na woo oonkondo dhokuhogolola iilyo ihamano ya gwedhwapo opo yi ninge oshitopolwa shelelo lyopombanda.

    Omahogololo mokongressa ohaga ningwa paumwene, ihe aakuthimbinga ohaya vulu okuholola omanga omahogololo inaga ningwa kutya otaya yambidhidha oolye.





    FESTUS NAKATANA

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    PIC CEO fights for his futurePIC CEO fights for his future Public Investment Corporation chief executive officer Dan Matjila rejected an allegation he misused funds as “spurious” ahead of a board meeting on Friday that could decide his future at the helm of Africa's biggest money manager.

    Johannesburg's Star newspaper reported on Thursday that Matjila had been told by PIC deputy chairman Xolani Mkhwanazi to respond to an accusation that he had used PIC funds to finance a personal project related to someone he is allegedly in a relationship with.

    Matjila, 55, cut short a trip to the US to be able to attend Friday's meeting, he said by phone. Pretoria-based PIC, which handles pension funds for South African state workers, has almost R1.9 trillion (US$145 billion) in assets.

    The accusation against Matjila originates from a website said to be connected to the Gupta family, who are friends with President Jacob Zuma and the subject of allegations that they have used the relationship to influence cabinet appointments and state-contract awards, according to the Star.

    They want Matjila replaced with Brian Molefe, the former CEO of state power utility Eskom Holdings, the newspaper reported, citing people at the National Treasury that it didn't identify.

    Molefe is also a former head of the PIC and worked as director-general at the treasury. He is currently legally challenging Eskom after the utility was ordered not to give him a pension payout by public enterprises minister Lynne Brown. Zuma had considered him as a potential finance minister.

    There were no preconceived plans whatsoever to remove Matjila, deputy finance minister Sfiso Buthelezi, who is chairman of the PIC, said in an emailed statement.

    “These allegations are unfounded, baseless and are causing unnecessary panic over an internal matter at the PIC. The PIC board has indeed called for a meeting on Friday with the CEO, but this is to discuss and get clarification from him on internal matters.”

    The Guptas have been the subject of a raft of South African media stories about their alleged corruption based on a trove of leaked emails. They and Zuma deny any wrongdoing.

    The saga has encompassed some global companies, with Bell Pottinger, the UK public-relations firm, filing for administration last week after a report by the industry body found they had run a racially divisive social-media campaign on behalf of the family.

    Matjila, a former maths professor, has led the PIC since December 2014.

    BLOOMBERG

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    Embraer eyes making turboprop planeEmbraer eyes making turboprop planePlans to rival ATR, Bombardier Embraer is diversifying its service offering with a planned expansion into the manufacture of turboprop planes. Brazilian plane maker Embraer SA is considering the development of a new turboprop passenger plane, the company said on Thursday, potentially returning to a segment dominated by the Franco-Italian ATR and Canada's Bombardier Inc.

    Embraer, the world's third-largest commercial plane maker, said it recently consulted with airlines about “potential opportunities in the turboprop market,” but added any decision was far off.

    The idea represents a possible sharp reversal for a company that tailed off making turboprops in the 1990s to focus on regional jets, a segment it now leads globally, generating just over half of its revenue.

    “It is important to emphasise that Embraer is far from any decision to launch a new turboprop programme and the process is in the evaluation phase,” the company said in an emailed statement. “This is an early, but key, step in establishing if there is a business case for a modern turboprop platform.”

    Embraer took a similar stance earlier this decade, but chose to hold back. The company will roll out the next generation of its commercial E-Jet line-up in the next few years, freeing up research and development resources for a new family of products.

    Between Bombardier's Q400 and the market-leading ATR, co-owned by Airbus SE and Leonardo SpA, there are about 100 turboprop airliners made each year.

    Embraer's head of commercial aviation, John Slattery, told the Aviation Club in London that existing passenger turboprops were “decades old,” creating an opening for an entrant with a new airframe and engines, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news on Thursday.

    ATR chief executive Christian Scherer told reporters in Paris on Wednesday there was limited room in the market for a third Western turboprop manufacturer. Demand was strong in Asia and Latin America and picking up in the United States, he said.

    NAMPA/REUTERS

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    SADC delegates attend water conferenceSADC delegates attend water conference Delegates from a number of municipalities across South Africa have picked up expertise on water management after returning from last week's Israel-Africa Water Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel.

    The WATEC conference was attended by 10 000 visitors, including delegates from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), several dozen South Africans, and other countries.

    Water professionals from the mining, engineering, financial and other sectors were also in attendance.

    WATEC is Israel's largest water management exhibition and conference.

    The Israeli ambassador to South Africa, Lior Keinan, said: “As expressed to President Jacob Zuma recently, Israel is happy to help share its extensive knowledge in water management solutions to the people of South Africa.”

    Besides participating in the conference, the municipal delegation spent the rest of the week on a professional expedition visiting different sites.

    This included a visit to the water company of Israel's capital, Jerusalem, where they learnt how the city manages its water systems and achieves outstanding high water efficiencies.

    They visited a desalination plant in Hadera, one of Israel's five mega-plants and the biggest SWRO plant in the world.

    They also visited Tel Aviv's regional wastewater works that treat wastewater from close to two million people back to drinking level. This water is then used for irrigation.

    The head of the economic mission at Israel's embassy in South Africa, Itai Melchior, said this visit was another way Israeli expertise played a positive role in South Africa, which faces serious drought, climate change and water management challenges.

    Israel is a world leader in water management technologies, having developed these capabilities to overcome a severe water shortage.

    The positive water balance achieved allows Israel to share water with its neighbours in Jordan and the Palestinian Authority.

    Technologies Israel is famous for include desalination, wastewater reclamation, drip irrigation and a wide range of innovations that have led Israeli municipalities to be world leaders in minimising water losses.

    NAMPA/ANA

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  • 09/17/17--15:00: Brick by brick
  • Brick by brickBrick by brick Trainees from Ohorongo Cement and Build It Namibia Brickmaking Academy have expressed joy at being accorded an opportunity by the two companies to learn how to make bricks.

    More than 70 people have benefitted from the academy since its inception in March this year.

    Ida !Owoses, one of the participants receiving training, says through the brickmaking initiative, she was able to work on projects to sustain herself, adding that the initiative to train people to make their own bricks would foster financial independence.

    “This is a small step, especially for women. I can make my own bricks and make a living from that. I encourage more young people to take up training like this because it improves living standards,” said !Owoses.

    Vistta Angula, another trainee, said the academy helped to fight poverty and reduce unemployment because they were being empowered to become self-employed.

    “This is a great idea and I know it will help fight unemployment because some us can actually be self-employed and start our own brickmaking businesses and employ others in the process,” said Angula.

    Another trainee, Hainez Kangombe, said it was up to the beneficiaries what to do after the training. He urged them to share their knowledge with others.

    “We should not just receive our certificates for training and then fold our hands. We need to go out there and create employment opportunities for others and also teach them what we were taught,” urged Kangombe.

    A technical advisor for Ohorongo Cement, Jurgens Nel, said the academy had affected many lives and it was a great empowerment tool.

    “There is immense impact, especially in the northern areas of Namibia. People used to complain about their bricks being soft or brittle but now they know how bricks should look and how they can make proper ones. They now have knowledge and they will use it whenever they want to build their own foundations or build their own rooms,” Nel said.

    The trainees all received training manuals with information on mixing ratios and how they can improve their brickmaking skills through a variety of methods.

    The training session, the fifth one held, took place in Windhoek.

    Trainees from regions such as Oshana, Ohangwena, Omusati and Khomas previously benefited from the training.



    SHONA NGAVA

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    OK Foods outlets battle it outOK Foods outlets battle it out The OK Franchise Division, a division of the Shoprite/Checkers Group, is paying tribute to and rewarding their members who continue to raise the retail bar.

    Excellence is the gap between hard work and success and the OKFD is extremely proud of all the shop owners who provide their valued customers with a convenient and professional shopping experience.

    It is a continuous challenge for these store owners to exceed their customers' expectations.

    This year, the OK Franchise Division is proud to announce Manuel de Freitas Bacalhau of OK MiniMark Khomasrand as one of the retail stars in the running for the prestigious OK Franchisee of the Year OK MiniMark award.

    In a world full of instant gratification, retail success is largely based on customer trust. That trust also helps build brand loyalty which in return gives impetus to the shop's bottom line.

    Over the course of one year, these owners and their shops are evaluated on their ability to keep pushing the envelope on a regular basis to make lasting impressions with customers and ensure they remain loyal and satisfied.

    OK evaluates all aspects of a leading retail store including growth, customer service, staff, service departments, displays, administrative excellence and even community involvement.

    Being selected as a nominee is testimony that Manuel de Freitas Bacalhau has achieved these benchmarks and raised the bar amidst economic turbulence and stiff retail competition.

    “I feel very proud to be nominated for this award. My wife and kids are my main source of motivation. If I can give one tip to a new owner, it is this – you must love what you do. Customer service and consistency are essential.

    “If it is not good enough for you, then it is not good enough for your customer. We do what we do with passion and determination. Every day we are grateful for another sunrise,” said De Freitas Bacalhau.

    The winners of the Franchisee of the Year Awards will be announced at the annual OKFD Conference to be held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in October 2017.

    STAFF REPORTER

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  • 09/17/17--15:00: Govt urged to widen tax base
  • Govt urged to widen tax baseGovt urged to widen tax baseTax incentive programme introduced at wrong time The ministry of finance has been urged to look at other sources of revenue as far as tax collection is concerned. The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) has expressed doubts about the effectiveness of the tax amnesty announced by the Ministry of Finance as an appropriate tool to increase tax collections.

    NCCI chief executive officer Tarah Shaanika said in a press release that the tax amnesty was introduced at the wrong time, when most businesses were struggling and their capacity to pay tax arrears had weakened significantly.

    “We doubt that the second amnesty will do the trick in collecting more revenue, considering the economic hardships which define the business environment in Namibia at the moment,” Shaanika said.

    The NCCI therefore called on the government to consider widening the tax base, hunting down businesses which hide income to avoid tax and giving adequate support to local businesses to grow.

    The ministry recently announced the extension of its Tax Recovery Incentive Programme to 11 March 2018.

    Shaanika said the NCCI had observed that a number of businesses, mostly foreign owned, did not provide tax receipts while some even refused electronic bank transfers, which created suspicions that they might be trying to avoid declaring their true income to avoid paying taxes to the Namibian government.

    He said the NCCI had also noted that there were a number of foreign-owned businesses which still did not bank their income in local banks and preferred to store cash.

    “These suspicions have been reported to the government on numerous occasions but it appears that the situation continues.

    “We are concerned that the government is struggling to increase the tax revenue because the tax base is not wide enough and that it appears to be quick to punish taxpayers who fail to pay on time while turning a blind eye to foreign businesses which we believe do not pay taxes at all,” Shaanika said.

    NAMPA

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  • 09/17/17--15:00: NBL performance solid
  • NBL performance solidNBL performance solidBrewer reflects on tough year NBL's profit after tax showed a decrease of 14.5%, mainly attributable to the increase in equity accounted in losses from NBL's associate, Heineken South Africa. Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) last week announced its financial results, reporting revenue growth of 11.7% to N$2.7 billion, an increase in operating profit of 13% or N$611 million and a profit after tax of N$318 million, which showed a decrease of 14.5% to end its financial year.

    Reflecting on the results, NBL MD Wessie van der Westhuizen said it was indicative of the brewer's resilience to change.

    “Our performance demonstrates NBL's resilience and ability to adapt to changes within our operating environment. Beer volumes continued to grow and NBL still enjoys a majority market share in Namibia. We have seen exceptional growth of the Tafel Lager brand in South Africa,” Van der Westhuizen said.

    According to him, NBL was positioning itself to maximise opportunities available in the craft beer market which included the reintroduction of Camelthorn as well as work done on the Stellenbrau and Soweto Gold brands.

    “During the year, we worked with Stellenbrau and Soweto Gold on product pack renovations and format extensions that are more aligned to customer needs. Our own craft beer brand Camelthorn was renovated and relaunched in Namibia and South Africa in July 2017,” he said.

    Van der Westhuizen was further of the opinion that the quality of NBL's relationship with Heineken South Africa contributed to this year's performance.

    “While Namibian beer volumes shrunk by 3%, this decline was offset by a 46% increase in volumes sold to Heineken South Africa. NBL therefore achieved an overall growth volume of 8%,” he said.

    NBL maintained an operating margin of 22% despite the challenging trading environment, according to its financial director, Graeme Mouton.

    “Profit attributable to shareholders of N$318 million was delivered, a decrease of 14.5% year-on-year. This decrease is mainly attributable to the increase in equity accounted in losses from NBL's associate, Heineken South Africa, as a result of the increased shareholding,” Mouton said.

    Further to that, the equity losses were further increased with the loss incurred by Heineken South Africa resulting from the restructuring of the South African operations, Mouton noted.

    Van der Westhuizen said Heineken South Africa's success was welcome.

    “We are excited by the significant success of Heineken South Africa in the past year. We will continue to maximise scale efficiencies and capabilities across the two businesses in order to maximise our supply footprint in Southern Africa, as well as synergies in the export market,” he said.

    IJG analyst Dylan van Wyk felt that the South African operations could have performed better.

    “Once again, news from South Africa was slightly disappointing. Equity losses from the associate were larger than we forecasted, as losses from ongoing operations amounted to N$159.7 million,” he said.

    PSG analyst Eloise Du Plessis felt NBL delivered solid financial results, with operating profits and revenue growing by 13% and 12% respectively, above forecasts.

    “Growth in sales to South Africa of 46% were significant, while Namibian beer sales volumes shrunk by 3% under the strained economic climate.

    “Net earnings decreased 14.5% during the financial year mainly due to a larger equity accounted loss from the associate, Heineken South Africa which was lower than the PSG estimate. This equity loss was mainly due to increased shareholding and the restructuring of the South African operations,” she said.

    OGONE TLHAGE

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    Retirement fund industry key to economic progressionRetirement fund industry key to economic progression The Retirement Funds Institute of Namibia (RFIN) held its annual retirement fund conference at The Dome in Swakopmund on Thursday.

    The event, with the theme 'Contemporary Developments in the Local Retirement Funds Industry', attracted around 130 delegates drawn from pension funds trustees, administrators, asset managers, consultants and regulators.

    During his keynote address, the minister of finance, Calle Schlettwein, said that the conference came at the right time as Namibia sought to respond to the current economic downturn and to overcome weaknesses raided by credit-rating agencies.

    “Our policy package is to achieve the high five objectives of inclusive growth, strengthening macroeconomic stability, creating jobs, eradicating poverty and further reducing inequalities.

    The increasing emphasis on alternative means of financing and structural reform agenda is in recognition that fiscal consolidation has the potential to further constrain growth and risk reversals of significant gains achieved.

    “A package of measures should be undertaken to guard against such reversal while placing the economy on higher inclusive growth trajectory.

    The private sector partnership has never been more relevant and the retirement fund industry in particular is called upon to be an active role player in this transformational agenda,” said Schlettwein.

    The Public Procurement Bill, which came into effect as of April this year, has specific local preference provisions.

    Schlettwein urged the retirement fund industry to give effect to provisions of this law as they would benefit from local procurement in the economy.

    The two-day conference addressed a number of trending and pertinent issues like public-private partnerships, infrastructure investing, pension fund governance, the Financial Institutions and Markets (FIM) Bill, the regulatory levy structure, the Moody's credit downgrade, geopolitics, responsible pension fund administration and sustainability of pension funds.

    ADOLF KAURE

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    Summer Cup crowns its championsSummer Cup crowns its championsDibaseh and Nyangana schools take the honours The Metropolitan Swabou Summer Cup football and netball tourneys took place in Oshakati over the weekend. The Metropolitan Swabou Summer Cup tourney that took place in Oshakati at the weekend saw schools from Erongo and Kavango East regions crowned soccer and netball champions.

    Dibasen Junior Secondary School, which represented Erongo Region, won the football tournament by defeating Nyangana Combined School in the heated final match.

    Dibasen came from a goal behind to win the match by two goals to one.

    Erick Nankema from Nyangana scored the first goal of the match when the goalkeeper and defenders of Dibasen were caught off guard after their opponents were handed a throw in near the corner post in the early minutes of the game.

    Dibasen responded just seconds before the end of the first half when Benjamin Paulus netted a goal from the spot kick after a player was fouled in the 18 area.

    In the second half of the match, both teams showed what they were made of.

    It was in the last 10 minutes of the match when a ball from the left wing of Dibasen determined the outcome of the match as Paulus connected well with the ball and scored his second of the game.

    Nyangana did not give up and created a couple of good chances to level the scores but the goalkeeper and goalpost of Dibasen stood in their way.

    After the match, Dibasen Junior Secondary School coach Alouis Sabatha gave credit to his players' hard work.

    Sabatha said since 90 percent of his players are in grade 10 this year, winning the tournament was part of giving back to the school as they would be leaving the school end of this year.

    He also said that the reason for the good performance was due to the fact that football is the only entertainment for them in Okombahe village where they hail from.

    “Soccer is the only entertainment for them. What they did today was for the school because now they will have left something for the school,” Sabatha said.

    He said part of the winnings will be used to invest in sports at the school and the rest will be used to buy photocopier paper as they are approaching the year-end examinations.

    For winning the tournament, Dibasen Junior Secondary School walked away with N$15 000, gold medals and a trophy.

    Runners-up Nyangana Combined School walked with silver medals and N$9 000.

    Ombuumbu Junior Secondary School from Omusati Region took the third prize of N$6 000 and bronze medals while fourth-placed Empleheim Combined School from the Hardap Region walked away with N$4 000.

    In the netball division, first-time entries Ndiyona Combined School from Kavango East were crowned champions after they defeated Oshaaluwata Combined School from Omusati Region 24-18 in the final match.

    Ndiyona walked away with the first prize of N$15 000, gold medals and a trophy while runners-up Oshaaluwata received N$9 000 and silver medals.

    Oshekasheka Combined School from Oshana Region walked away with the third prize of N$6 000 and bronze medals while fourth-placed Danie Joubert Combined School from Hardap Region received N$4 000.

    KENYA KAMBOWE

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  • 09/17/17--15:00: Leopards maul Welwitschias
  • Leopards maul WelwitschiasLeopards maul WelwitschiasNamibia suffer another Currie Cup defeat A 16-try festival of rugby it was in Potchefstroom, with the Leopards comfortably emerging the victors with a 78-29 win against the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias. A 16-try festival of rugby it was in Potchefstroom, with the Leopards comfortably emerging the victors with a 78-29 win against the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias at Olen Park in Potchefstroom on Friday.

    The Leopards ran in 11 tries as they hammered the Namibian Welwitschias. It was the hosts' third victory in four matches and as a result of gaining the bonus point for scoring more than four tries, their overall log tally of 18 now sees them surpass the Down Touch Griffons (15 points) into top spot.

    Opening the scoring in just the second minute was Welwitschias eightgman Christo van der Merwe, who crossed for a try which Macho Prinsloo converted.

    Flyhalf Schalk Hugo got the Leopards on the board moments later with a penalty in the 14th minute, before tight head prop Dewald Dekker scored the Leopards' first try in the 20th minute. Hugo's conversion put the Leopards in front and they would not relinquish their scoreboard ascendancy for the remainder of the match.

    A brace of tries from Hugo and Jeandre Rudolph made it seem as if the Leopards had run away with it at the half-hour mark, but Prinsloo pulled back the deficit with an unconverted try.

    Crucially for the Leopards, they secured their four-try bonus point on the stroke of halftime with a Bradley Moolman score as the hosts led 31-12 at the break.

    The Leopards came out firing in the second half, racking up their half century in quick time as they blitzed three tries inside the first 10 minutes. Rudolph and Moolman both completed their brace, before fullback Lungelo Gosa got himself on the board with a try.

    Fifty turned to 57 soon after as winger Gene Willemse got over, before tries from Francois Wiese and Lesley Klim gave the visitors some respite.

    However, the relentless attack of the Leopards continued to yield rewards, with Marno Redelinghuys and Jimmy Mpailane taking the hosts into the 70s.

    Klim got his second inside the last 10 minutes, but it was to be the Leopards who had the last say with a Dean Gordon score on the stroke of fulltime.

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  • 09/17/17--15:00: Golden Lions pip Blue Bulls
  • Golden Lions pip Blue BullsGolden Lions pip Blue BullsVodacom Blue Bulls lose to Lions The Golden Lions claimed their third successive victory with a hard-fought 36-33 success over the Blue Bulls at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday evening. The Xerox Golden Lions did enough to hold off the Vodacom Blue Bulls as they won the Jukskei derby in their Currie Cup match. The visitors started on a rampage as they stampeded their way through the Golden Lions' wall of defenders at will, with the home team having no choice but to scramble in defence.

    The Blue Bulls' attacking intent paid dividends in the seventh minute when lock Ruben van Heerden took advantage of a gaping hole to score.

    A yellow card to flank Jannes Kirsten for repeated team infringements took the wind out of the visitors' sails and they were quickly punished as hooker Robbie Coetzee burrowed over for a try off the back of a lineout drive in the 20th minute.

    The Golden Lions had to contend with a yellow card of their own a minute later as lock Andries Ferreira was given his marching orders for a dangerous tackle.

    Much like the Golden Lions moments earlier, the Blue Bulls setup a lineout from the penalty which allowed No 8 Jano Venter to flop over the whitewash. Flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff converted to extend the lead to seven points.

    Centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg bagged a brace as the Springbok slowly returns to the form that brought earned him time with the green and gold.

    Janse van Rensburg's first effort saw the youngster receive a superb pass from inside centre Harold Voster, which allowed him to run straight through for a try. His second try was again set up by Voster as Janse van Rensburg caught a cheeky kick to score. Fullback Jaco van der Walt was on hand to convert both.

    The Golden Lions made good use of their attacking form as they scored their bonus point try courtesy of prop Jacques van Rooyen, who scored from a dominant maul. Van der Walt's missed conversion brought the curtain down on the first half with the home team leading 26-14.

    The Blue Bulls took their halftime talk to heart as they came out firing when the match resumed.

    Quick hands saw replacement utility back Johnny Kotze score a converted try in the corner in the 46th minute.

    The match lulled off a bit as both teams ran hard at each other but neither could break the defence down.

    The Blue Bulls retook the lead in the 66th minute as fullback Warrick Gelant ran a magnificent line to score in the right-hand corner.

    The lead would exchange hands moments later as Van der Walt landed a penalty goal which was followed up by a try to replacement wing Aphiwe Dyantyi who collected a deft box kick to dot down.

    The Blue Bulls pulled back a try of their own as replacement hooker Johan Grobbelaar ran a good support line to score with five minutes left on the clock.

    The visitors tried hard to win the match but their final movement was ended by a knock-on which allowed the Golden Lions to kick the ball into touch to win 36-33.

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    Golovkin draws with Alvarez in middleweight super-fightGolovkin draws with Alvarez in middleweight super-fight Gennady Golovkin and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez fought to a controversial draw in their long-awaited middleweight world title bout in Las Vegas on Saturday.

    Kazakh Golovkin and Mexican Alvarez each got the nod from one judge, while the third declared it a draw. Golovkin, who landed more, punches overall, remains unbeaten over his career.

    Golovkin started cautiously and then appeared to have the edge in the middle rounds, while Alvarez finished with a flurry as the pro-Alvarez capacity crowd cheered raucously at T-Mobile Arena.

    Both boxers said they were keen to fight again. “Yes, of course, if the people want it,” said Alvarez.

    “Look at my belts. I'm still the champion,” said Golovkin. “Of course I want a rematch.”

    It was a close fight and while many experts gave Golovkin the edge, the scorecard of the judge that awarded it to Alvarez 118-110 immediately raised eyebrows.

    Another judge scored it 115-113 to Golovkin, while the third had it a 114-114 draw. The result was roundly booed.

    The two best middleweights and two of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport offered contrasting styles.

    Although it was perhaps not the all-time classic that promoters had touted, as both fighters clearly respected their opponent too much to risk leaving themselves vulnerable to a knockout.

    Golovkin occupied the centre of the ring mostly, while Alvarez was more comfortable near the ropes, content for the most part to counterpunch.

    California-based Golovkin, widely known by his nickname 'GGG', had an edge in jabs, but neither fighter came close to delivering a knockout.

    The result leaves Golovkin with a 37-0-1 career record, while Alvarez is 49-1-2, his only loss coming against Floyd Mayweather in 2013.

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    Uganda wins Women's T20 Cricket titleUganda wins Women's T20 Cricket title Uganda became Africa's Sevens Women's Twenty20 Cricket champions after they defeated Zimbabwe in the finals played in Namibia on Saturday.

    Zimbabwe, who had beaten Uganda in the preliminaries, were first to put on 99/7 in 20, while Uganda responded to score 100/7 in 19.3 to win by 3 wickets with three balls remaining.

    Justine Ligyalingi, the chief executive officer of the Uganda Cricket Association, told Xinhua in an interview here that the win means Uganda have now qualified for the next round of the 2018 International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's World Twenty20 qualifiers.

    Gertrude Candiru was the player of the match after she chipped in with 23 runs in as many deliveries and ended with excellent bowling figures of 3/14.

    The teams that took part in the event included hosts Namibia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

    As the African winners, Uganda will join winners from ICC regions; Europe/Americas (Scotland and Netherlands), East Asia Pacific (Papua New Guinea) and two ICC full members (Bangladesh and Ireland) to go through to the final qualifying tournament for the World Cup that will be held later this year or in early 2018 at a venue yet to be announced.

    The elite showpiece, 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 will be hosted in the West Indies from November 20 to 25 which will be the sixth edition of the ICC Women's World Twenty20, and the second hosted by the West Indies (after the 2010 edition).

    Kenya took the third sport in the champions, while host Namibia took fourth place after they beat Tanzania with six wickets. Tanzania took the fifth spot.

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  • 09/17/17--15:00: Springboks humiliated
  • Springboks humiliatedSpringboks humiliatedAll Blacks teach Boks a rugby lesson New Zealand beat South Africa 57-0 in Auckland on Saturday. The wounded Springboks returned to South Africa yesterday after their record hiding by New Zealand, warning that Australia will feel the backlash in two weeks.

    “We've got no option but to fight back in South Africa,” a grim coach Allister Coetzee said after the eight-try thrashing by the All Blacks.

    “We've got Australia up next and from this learning experience we will get stronger and I promise you we will be ready for Australia.” The Wallabies, who drew with the Springboks in Perth last weekend, were on a high on Saturday as they celebrated their first win in the Rugby Championship this year when they beat Argentina 45-20 in Canberra.

    It was a totally different mood in Auckland where the embarrassed Springboks were hurting after their worst defeat in storied history.

    “We can't go on like this,” a dejected captain Eben Etzebeth said after the Springboks lost five of their lineouts, three of six scrums and missing 33 tackles.

    Conceding 57 unanswered points was worse than the 57-15 drubbing inflicted by New Zealand in Durban last year, and a worse losing margin than the 53-3 defeat by England at Twickenham in 2002.

    “It's tough. Obviously disappointing. I told (the team) we can't go on like this,” Etzebeth said with the Springboks remaining two games in the championship against Australia in Bloemfontein on October 1 and New Zealand in Cape Town the following week.

    “I told them we have to pick our heads up and be ready for those two home games and be much better.”

    The All Blacks remain unbeaten after four rounds of the competition and appear headed towards a successful defence of their southern hemisphere crown.

    Coetzee, meanwhile, tried to put a positive spin on the crushing defeat, the Springboks first loss this year, saying there were positives for his side.

    “I'm obviously very disappointed and the players are hurting, and it's definitely not through lack of effort. Passages of great defence, passages of great attack but we couldn't break them. They were too good,” he said.

    “A lot of people, if you look at the score, probably think there were not a lot of positives. I would draw a lot of positives from this game.” All Blacks coach Steve Hansen also said he did not believe the scoreboard was a true reflection of the game.

    “Our defensive work is probably as good as we've ever had it. That made a big difference,” he said.

    “I think they're good side and the scoreboard probably doesn't reflect the margins between the two teams. We've seen a pretty good (All Blacks) performance and I think the South Africans forced that out of us.

    The South Africans dominated the opening stages of the game but the tone of the match changed when, against the run of play, Rieko Ioane scored the All Blacks first try in the 16th minute.

    From there, the All Blacks scored seemingly at will to lead 31-0 at half-time before adding a further 26 points in the second half.

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    Brave Warriors need more matches: MannettiBrave Warriors need more matches: Mannetti Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti has expressed the need for his team to get more matches to improve their Federation of International Football Association (Fifa) world rankings.

    Speaking to Nampa via WhatsApp on Thursday, Mannetti said Fifa rankings work on the number of matches played by the Brave Warriors.

    “We need to remain active for us to improve our rankings. It is straightforward, we need to play as many matches as we can, then our rankings will improve,” he said, after the Warriors moved up four places to 132 on the latest rankings released on Thursday.

    Mannetti added that if Namibia did not play friendly matches or any qualifiers, their ranking would, as evidenced by how active the team was between June and August this year, culminating in inconsistent rankings over this period.

    In June, Namibia was ranked 94th in the world before dropping 62 places to rank 156th in July. The Warriors then moved up 20 places to rank 136th in August, preceding their latest ranking of 132nd in September.

    The big dip in July's rankings is attributed to the Warriors participating in the Council of Southern African Football Associations tournament, where they lost 1-0 in the Plate Final to South Africa, while the improved ranking was subsequent to their win over Zimbabwe in a two-legged African Nations Championship (Chan) second-round qualifier.

    Namibia won 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw aggregate over the two legs.

    They then played the Comoros Islands in the same competition, whom they beat 2-0 at home and lost 2-1 away. The next rankings are due in early October.

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    Kasu Cup opens for participationKasu Cup opens for participation The Katutura Sports Union (Kasu) has been growing from strength to strength over the years.

    From 30 September to 1 October Kasu organisers will host the 2017 Kasu Neefie Kandjii Cup at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek.

    The registration fee for netball and football clubs is N$1 600. Football match winners will walk away with N$11 000, runners-up will receive N$6 000 and third-place holders will receive N$6 000. Netball winners will receive N$6 000, runners-up N$3 000 and the team that takes third place will walk away with N$1 500.

    The union has been responsible for hosting local football and netball tournaments to engage youth in the capital for the last ten years and has often attracted village teams and neighbourhood teams from around Windhoek.

    Kasu chairperson Kuveri Tjonga is proud of this achievement, as he has been at the helm of the union for all those years making sure the tournament stays afloat.

    The draw for the tournament will take place on 27 September at the Namibia English Primary School. A registration fee of N$1 600 is payable for both sports codes.

    The organisers can be contacted on 081 223 6732.

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    Naidjala to face Magwaca in showdownNaidjala to face Magwaca in showdownLocal boxer fights for redemption Local boxer Immanuel 'Prince' Naidjala will face Mzuvukile Magwaca from South Africa for the IBF Intercontinental title in Kimberley, South Africa, on 6 October. Former WBO Intercontinental title holder Immanuel 'Prince' Naidjala will step inti the ring to challenge the highly rated and undefeated Mzuvukile Magwaca from South Africa for the IBF Intercontinental title at the ICC Centre next month in what promises to be a firecracker of a fight.

    Magwaca is the current IBF Intercontinental champion. Naidjala will head into the fight with 23 fights, 3 losses and 1 draw and will be looking to redeem his boxing career after he lost his WBO Intercontinental title in April against Sibiniso Gonya from South Africa.

    Naidjala's opponent remains undefeated, with 22 fights, 19 wins, and 3 draws. In July 2015 he won the WBA International title. In March this year, he won the WBF world title and then went on to win the IBF Intercontinental title in July which he will now defend against the Namibian.

    “I can now officially confirm that the fight is scheduled. This is a big fight for Naidjala against a very experienced opponent, but I still have lot of confidence in my boxer and know that he can win this fight.

    “I wish to make it categorically clear that even though Magwaca also currently holds the WBF Bantamweight world title, we are not interested in that title and we will be challenging him for the IBF Intercontinental Bantamweight title,” said Naidjala's trainer and promoter, Nestor Tobias from MTC Sunshine and Fitness Academy.

    “I am excited to get another opportunity to get into the ring. I know I disappointed a lot of my fans in my last fight and I will use this opportunity to redeem myself. Magwaca is a respectable opponent who is undefeated, but I will give everything I have to make sure we win at all cost.”

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