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- 09/27/17--15:00: _Namibian child in c...
- 09/27/17--15:00: _ELCRN cracks the whip
- 09/27/17--15:00: _Chinese fugitive wa...
- 09/28/17--15:00: _Welwitschias face B...
- 09/28/17--15:00: _Beware of Young Afr...
- 09/28/17--15:00: _Score Namibia’s tea...
- 09/28/17--15:00: _Youth unite in sport
- 09/28/17--15:00: _Fists of fury in Ug...
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- 09/28/17--15:00: _ELCRN a hala eihumb...
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- 09/28/17--15:00: _Aaniilonga yelelo l...
- 09/27/17--15:00: MVA educates communities
- 09/27/17--15:00: Farmers learn about rangeland management
- 09/27/17--15:00: Step by step towards the future
- 09/27/17--15:00: Police seek brutal attackers
- 09/27/17--15:00: Safety of tourists crucial
- 09/27/17--15:00: Work starts on Okahandja pharma plant
- 09/27/17--15:00: Inadequate inspection of mines
- 09/27/17--15:00: San people begin to assert their rights
- 09/27/17--15:00: Namibian child in crisis
- 09/27/17--15:00: ELCRN cracks the whip
- 09/27/17--15:00: Chinese fugitive wants her N$2m
- 09/28/17--15:00: Welwitschias face Bulldogs
- 09/28/17--15:00: Beware of Young African - Hoebeb
- 09/28/17--15:00: Score Namibia’s teams prepare for Cup of Heroes
- 09/28/17--15:00: Youth unite in sport
- 09/28/17--15:00: Fists of fury in Uganda
- 09/28/17--15:00: King of the bunnies departs
- 09/28/17--15:00: ELCRN a hala eihumbato lyonawa momagongalo ge
- 09/28/17--15:00: Oshilandopangelo oshi na ompumbwe yomahala gokuthikameka iihauto
During a five-day education drive, MVA officers reached out to the communities of 7de and 8ste Laan in Khomasdal between 19 and 23 September, to “ensure that as many people as possible are aware of the fund's existence and the products we have to offer”.
The MVA's goal is to increase its presence across the country after the fund realised that many Namibians did not have access to its services.
Besides Windhoek, the fund has offices at Rundu, Keetmanshoop, Otjiwarongo, Walvis Bay, Katima Mulilo and Ongwediva.
Last week, the fund published the latest road accident statistics, noting that to date this year 2 823 crashes had been reported, in which 5 074 people sustained injuries and 543 people were killed.
During the same period last year, there were fewer deaths (503), but the number of injured people had already topped 5 200.
The fund said the outreach programme was aimed at engaging the residents of 7de and 8ste Laan in Khomasdal North Constituency.
During that time MVA officials accepted new claims, helped people with the completion of claim forms, and handled queries related to the claims process.
The fund also took the opportunity to educate people about its other products and conducted general road-safety awareness.
This was done through a pedestrian crash simulation conducted by MVA Fund paramedics.
According to the MVA Fund call centre, in August 2017 alone, 96 pedestrian-related crashes were recorded, with 18 fatalities and 86 injuries.
“The MVA Fund strives to serve our customers to the best of our ability. This is in accordance with one of our key performance areas at strategic level, and we constantly innovate ways to deliver quality service to our customers,” MVA Fund acting CEO Fanuel Uugwanga said.
“We strongly believe that service at the smallest stratum can bring huge changes and have positive impact on those that are affected by car crashes.”
He urged the community to report all crashes to the MVA Fund's accident response number, 081 9682.
At the same event, accident victim Theopoline Kandjou spoke about her journey to recovery and thanked the fund for the support she had received.
“I was able to return to work within five months of rehabilitation and this is all thanks to MVA Fund,” she said.
The community outreach programmes will be extended to other regions in the coming months.
The workshop was held at the Ongwediva Rural Development Centre in the Oshana Region on 5 and 6 September and was attended by delegates from Oshikoto, Ohangwena, Oshana, Omusati and Kunene.
Grassland management has been a major challenge for northern farmers, said the vice-chairperson of the Oshana Regional Farmers' Union, Tomas Nambambi.
“That is why rangeland management is very important for us to enable farming to directly contribute to individual livelihoods and the national economy.”
Nambambi said the purpose of the workshop was to consult role players on the implementation of the National Range-Land Policy and Strategy (NRLPS) in communal areas.
The delegates discussed good rangeland management practices in communal areas and how to assess rangeland conditions.
They also identified people who could form a working group on rangeland management in terms of the policy.
The NNFU regional coordinator for the north-central and Kunene regions, Abraham Chacks Ashikutuwa, who was the facilitator, said the agricultural sector's productivity was facing serious decline because of environmental degradation, bush encroachment and frequent droughts and floods.
“All this is due to climate change that is taking its course globally, thus coping mechanisms are needed by farmers and stakeholders. Good rangeland management practices are needed to restore our resources and rescue them from being degraded by veld fires, soil erosion, overstocking, deforestation and other unsuitable management practices,” Ashikutuwa said.
He added that the sustainability of natural resources to benefit current and future farmers must not be taken for granted.
“This [rangeland] project is designed to contribute to awareness and enhance coordination on rangeland initiatives in communal areas set up by capacitating regional farmers' unions, farmers' associations, traditional leaders, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, training institutions, private organisations and all rangeland managers and utilisers,” Ashikutuwa said.
The conference was attended by representatives of the agriculture ministry, farmer's unions, livestock marketing cooperatives, Conservation Agriculture Namibia, the Sustainable Management Namibia Forested Lands (NAFOLA) Project, the Meatco Foundation, regional councils, the Meat Board of Namibia, traditional authorities and conservancies.
His mother, his aunt, and a sibling would not survive the night, leaving Godfried behind to recover alone from his emotional loss, as well as the loss of his right foot and a reminder of the childhood lived yesterday and the reality he faces today. Never again will he run in the rain with the same innocence as before or, towards the welcoming arms of a mother's embrace. Over the last couple of years, efforts have been made to ease the pain caused by that night's ordeal, but due to circumstances facing people living in that region, very little to no relief has been given to Godfried, who lives in an area in Namibia where playgrounds are streets covered with stones, sports fields covered in thorns, and movement from one place to another means walking.
Hollard first heard about Godfried's story in the local press. “We read about the attempts that were made in vain to make a difference to the life of this little boy. It is natural for any corporate to strive for the greatest results in regards to CSR projects. Hollard is in no means different in that regards, as our mandate will always be large scale sustainable change, meaningful impact, to either a community or cause,” the company said about how it got involved with Godfried's dilemma.
“But we simply cannot idly ignore the plight of a boy for something like a dream to walk, run, play and do all the things the other children do every single day.”
Godfried was brought to Windhoek for an appointment to see the extent of the damage his right leg suffered, and what prosthetic solution would be best suited.
“We reached out to everyone for help, and stand here today awestruck at the support offered from those who heard of Godfried's story. Arebbusch Travel Lodge stepped in and offered free accommodation for Godfried and his aunt, ensuring that their stay in Windhoek was a comfortable one. Dr Norman Campbell from Advance Orthopaedics Namibia offered his services for free, leading the way to providing Godfried with a brand new tailored prosthetic boot,” Hollard further said.
On Tuesday, 19 September 2017, Godfried's dream became true, when he put on the brand new boot (along with an awesome pair of Puma sneakers) for the very first time. You could see that the sensation of being able to walk normally was a feeling that little Godfried cherished once again. It is a wonderful feeling to see the eyes of a child light up with excitement as the realisation sets in that he could once again do something that almost all of us take for granted — the ability to walk.
“We as Hollard cannot say how proud we are to play a role in the life of this little boy and knowing that we are part of a wonderful team of people who selflessly helped Godfried in making his everyday life more comfortable. They say an epic journey starts with one step, we walk with Godfried.”
Godfried will need a new boot annually as his foot grows. Hollard hopes to be able to assist with this cost, until his final boot is fitted. Assistance is still needed to uplift his current living conditions as his guardian is currently unemployed.
Hollard is asking the local Tsumeb community's assistance to help generate income to look after Godfried. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist.
*Additional reporting by Hollard Namibia
The victim, who has been identified as Oscar Impala Goreseb (46), is being transferred to a Windhoek hospital due to the severity of his injuries.
According to Deputy Commissioner Erastus Ikuyu, Goreseb is unable to communicate and he needs further medical treatment.
“The victim's girlfriend alleges that the last time she saw the victim was on 16 September in the morning when he informed her that he was going out to a party at Toatite Bar in Mondesa, where he used to help with cleaning,” said Ikuyu.
Goreseb was found near Mile 4 two days later, on 18 September, by a passer-by who called the police.
Preliminary police investigations indicate that he was badly beaten and dropped off beside the road leading to Henties Bay. Based on the marks at the scene, police officers suspect that he was dragged behind a vehicle for a short distance.
Ikuyu said a case of attempted murder was opened.
As Namibia yesterday celebrated World Tourism Day, the deputy environment minister, Tommy Nambahu, pleaded for the safety of tourists in the country.
Since Saturday there have been at least three attacks in which tourists were robbed in Windhoek.
Nambahu said several embassies were warning their citizens to reconsider visiting Namibia.
“Such negative activities are tarnishing the image of the country, negatively impacting the tourism sector and jeopardising the efforts made by the government through the Namibia Tourism Board.”
He said the cost implications of not taking care of tourists would result in job losses and a loss of revenue.
“I plead with you, take care of your visitors, treat them as you will treat your personal guests, in the truest understanding that tourism begins at home.”
According to Nambahu, safety and security are crucial.
“Nothing can bring tourism to a dramatic halt more abruptly than a breach in the sense of security that visitors may feel. It is for this reason that safety and security remain high on the agenda of various authorities in government - to position Namibia as an attractive destination and to retain competitive advantage.”
In the latest attack on tourists, two Germans were robbed at the Christuskirche in Windhoek on Tuesday. Some suspects were arrested and were identified as having been involved in other attacks on tourists.
On Saturday two tourists were robbed by four men armed with knives at John Meinert Street, and on Sunday an unknown number of burglars robbed a 57-year-old French tourist at a guesthouse in Windhoek's Avis residential area.
They cut open the fence around the guesthouse in Schuckmann Street before attacking the security guard and taking his gun.
They robbed the tourist of N$7 000 in cash, a camera, a Visa card, cellphones, watches, a laptop and memory cards.
With crime against tourists on the increase, some foreign embassies such as those of Canada and the UK have adjusted their assessment of the country's risk level in recent months.
It would appear as if the government's previous plan to build a central medical store and public health laboratory, for which N$54 million was budgeted in the 2013/14 financial year, has fallen by the wayside.
Deputy trade minister Pieter van der Walt this week told Namibian Sun that the plan had been finalised and operations at the site had begun.
Van der Walt could not say which engineering company was appointed for this project.
“The cost estimate is not yet finalised, but it will be a government-funded project targeting both the local and SADC region,” he said.
According to Van der Walt, the project will fall under his ministry with the assistance of the health ministry and the Offshore Development Company (ODC).
The ODC also falls under the trade ministry. Besides serving investors to Namibia, it also develops and leases industrial and business sites to entrepreneurs.
This project will be executed in close cooperation with the Cuban government, and an agreement in this regard is expected to be signed soon.
Okahandja mayor Congo Hindjou confirmed that 14 hectares of land was donated to the ministry.
“They have started levelling the ground already and some of our young people are already employed there. I am very excited about this new venture, not only because of its magnitude but because it will elevate living standards in the town.”
Cuban ambassador to Namibia, Giraldo Mazola confirmed to Namibian Sun that his government had pledged to provide technical support to get the venture off the ground.
“Perhaps some Cuban engineers will come and assist too. You know, factories and hospitals cannot be built at the same standard as regular buildings, they need specific qualities. But our discussions are going well,” he said.
“Cuba has created many centres of research and training and its research is very close to production, which is why 80% of the medicines used by Cubans are produced in Cuba. With the export of vaccines and medicines Cuba makes about US$300 million every year.”
These findings are contained in an audit report for the years 2011/12 to 2014/15, tabled by the auditor-general in the National Assembly last week.
The purpose of the audit report was to assess whether the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism were effectively monitoring pollution and environmental rehabilitation at mines.
According to the audit the Department of Environmental Affairs did not conduct any inspections at mining sites apart from familiarisation visits during the period under review.
Although the Directorate of Mines did inspect mining sites, the audit could not establish to which extent these inspections were conducted due to incomplete evidence and information provided.
The audit also found that the Directorate of Mines did not adequately monitor the mining sites of mineral rights holders.
During the period of the audit, the Matchless and Otjihase Copper Mine, Otjozondu Manganese Mine, Stone Africa Granite Mine and Ysterpitz Blue Lace Mine in the Khomas, Otjozondjupa, Erongo and Karas regions had neither reported oil spills nor done anything to clean up such spills.
“As a result oil spills may cause long-term damage to the environment,” the audit report reads.
It was found that 62% of permits for wastewater effluent disposal exemption issued to mineral rights holders operating in the Karas and Erongo regions had expired. Namdeb had three expired permits during that time.
“This could increase the rate of non-compliance, which could lead to contamination of water resources because water quality is not tested,” the report states.
The Matchless and Otjihase copper mines in the Khomas Region were found to be operating without wastewater effluent exemption permits and were disposing of effluent into the environment. As a result the rivers in the vicinity of the mines became polluted.
According to the audit, findings of inspections conducted by the Directorate of Geological Survey within the mines ministry were not adequately communicated to the relevant role players.
These included inspections that were conducted at Otjihase Copper Mine where it was discovered that contaminated seepage from mine tailings had been released into the Kuruma River system.
Also it was found that surface water in the Omits River was polluted with sewage from the abandoned Oamites mine.
According to the report, the environment ministry also failed to issue written notices for non-compliance by mineral right holders for general waste mixed with hazardous waste, oil containers that were not safely stored, fuel spills at fuel bays and oil drums leaking into the environment.
The environment ministry could also not provide assurance that small-scale miners operated with valid environmental clearance certificates during the period under review.
The audit said that small-scale miners could, therefore, be mining illegally.
At the time of the audit, it was also found that all sand miners who had received permits from the agriculture ministry were operating without environmental clearance certificates because the provisions of the Environmental Management Act were not enforced.
“As a result riverbeds were polluted and mining pits were not rehabilitated when operations ceased, which encouraged dumping of waste into the riverbeds.”
The report points out that the mining industry continues to grow, which is good for the economy.
“However, it is important for the government to harmonise the demand for rapid economic growth with the need to conserve natural resources and protect the environment on which citizens depend,” the report adds.
This was said by the deputy director for marginalised communities in the Office of the Vice-President, Gerson Kamatuka, at the opening of a conference for marginalised communities in the Ohangwena, Kavango West, Oshana and Omusati regions.
The conference at Eenhana in the Ohangwena Region is one of a series of workshops being held around the country.
“It is a surprise that from all the five regions we have consulted so far, the San people now understand their rights.
They are demanding their right to have access to land, access to education for their children, and access to employment.
This is a sign that independence has brought some level of change in their lives and they are now getting an understanding of what their needs are,” Kamatuka said.
He said the San bemoaned the fact that they no longer have access to land, especially in areas where they used to hunt.
They complained that schools are built far from their homes and that their languages are not taught in those schools, contrary to the constitutional provision that all children must be taught in their mother tongue at primary school.
“These [rights] have been dominating discussions in all the regions we have visited so far.
They claim that they are discriminated against when they look for employment, while the dominant tribes also treat them badly,” said Kamatuka.
The workshop, attended by representatives of various marginalised communities, was organised by the United Nations department of economic and social affairs, together with the marginalised communities division.
Its aim is to review and advance the White Paper on the rights of indigenous people in Namibia.
The deputy minister for marginalised communities, Royal /Ui/o/oo, said in a speech read on his behalf by the chairperson of Ohangwena regional council, Erikson Ndawanifa, that the White Paper was discussed at the national conference on enhancing inclusive development in Windhoek in March this year.
“At the workshop all the attendees agreed that the current version of the White Paper should be reviewed and that the term 'indigenous people' be replaced with 'marginalised communities', following consultation.
“The objective of the current gatherings across the country is to enhance the capacity of marginalised communities to engage in constructive policy dialogue with a view to develop strategies and initiatives to improve their well-being and their economic and social status, through the promotion of social integration and inclusive development,” /Ui/o/oo said.
The social affairs officer for the technical cooperation unit at the UN, Salvatore Favazza, said they are promoting the full and effective participation of indigenous people in all matters that concern them, as well as the pursuit of indigenous peoples' own priorities in economic, social and cultural development.
“It explicitly encourages harmonious cooperative relations and dialogue between the state and indigenous peoples.
Therefore, I am especially hopeful to see this consultation be held with the participation of indigenous peoples, representative of government and independent institutions to enhance development that is inclusive of the rights of the indigenous people,” Favazza said.
“Namibia has already been at work toward this goal and has among other actions prepared a draft White Paper on the rights of indigenous people.
“The paper is an important step toward ensuring that declaration is translated into policies and programmes in local context.”
Kamatuka said after the consultative meetings are concluded, the organisers will review the outcomes with the technical committee and will draft the document which will be sent back to the participants for approval before sending it to cabinet for final approval.
The consultations started on 11 September and so far have covered the Omaheke, Otjozondjupa, Oshikoto, Kavango East and Zambezi regions.
Community activist and former MP Rosa Namises warns that Namibia risks losing its youth to social evils if something drastic is not done immediately.
Namises, who runs a shelter for vulnerable children, says young boys and girls are increasingly driven to drugs and prostitution for survival.
“I have found children as young as six sniffing benzene and girls as young as 12 are selling their bodies in Shanghai Street, right here in Katutura. Girls are even fighting with adult women for clients and last week we had to break up such a fight.”
Namises says parents are shirking their responsibilities by passing their children on to aunts, uncles, stepfathers and stepmothers.
According to her, Namibians seem to be distracted from real priorities such as their children.
“We see too much hurt in children. They are hurt in so many different ways.”
Although emphasising that the government is trying its best, Okahandja mayor Congo Hindjou says more needs to be done to address the plight of the country's children. The town has many school-age children roaming the streets.
He too, emphasises a lack of parental involvement and an attitude of “not my child, not my problem”.
“We can no longer walk past a five-year-old child scavenging for food at a dumpsite on a school day. We must intervene and ask why the child is not in school and where the parents are. We have a lot to do,” he says.
And the problem extends far beyond Okahandja.
This month, Nampa reported that the Otjiwarongo dumpsite had become a source of food for nearly 40 people, including babies and teenagers.
Meanwhile, a social worker in the ministry of gender equality and child welfare, Wendy Wilson, says the government is trying to save its children but the situation remains dire.
Wilson, who is based in the Mukwe constituency in the Kavango East Region, says children in that area remain disadvantaged.
“You find that 27 years after independence children are still without national documents, which makes it impossible for them to receive social grants,” she says.
This year alone in her constituency, 45 foster families were registered while 2 300 children were registered for the orphans and vulnerable children grant.
The government's decision to close down 72 public schools with fewer than 35 pupils has worsened the plight of the Namibian child.
More than ten schools in Kavango East are facing closure, which will drive children out of school and onto the streets, Wilson says.
“Some children are travelling between 20 and 60 kilometres just to attend a school. The situation of the San children is even worse, very few of these children make it to grade 10,” she says.
The church held its 27th Ordinary Synod at Keetmanshoop in August. It resolved to amend the church's constitution and instructed its constitutional committee to improve and develop documents that will restore and regulate the integrity of the church.
This was announced in a press statement issued by the co-chairperson of the synod, Isaac Kaulinge, and Bishop Ernst //Gamxamub yesterday. “The synod realised the need to run all church meetings and engagements in an orderly and properly regulated environment hence it was resolved to improve and develop the current procedures and processes that regulated and directs the actions and conduct of it,” the statement read.
Furthermore the church expressed itself on the government's poverty eradication venture as well as the plans to introduce a basic income grant. It commended the government for approving the Blueprint for Wealth Redistribution and Poverty Eradication early this year. “The church synod took note that the triple burden of poverty, unemployment and hunger is still a reality for the majority of Namibians. We call upon government to prioritise the urgent and immediate implementation of this blueprint and in particular the revised basic income grant,” the statement read. The church urged closure on the land question. With regard to the postponement of the second land conference and the land issue in general, it said it supports a more inclusive approach in dealing with the land question.
“We urge President Hage Geingob to make room to listen to voices from the electorate for an informed and lasting solution to the land question.”
Zhang Ying, the only member of China South Industry and Trading CC, is a fugitive from Namibian justice. She resides in China.
Zhang left Namibia on December 23 last year and a warrant for her arrest was issued in January this year. Her departure coincided with the arrest of other suspects in the massive fraud and tax evasion case.
In papers before the court, she says the preservation of China South Industry and Trading's assets, allegedly used as a vehicle in the tax-evasion and money-laundering offences, gravely infringes upon the company's constitutional right to conduct business and trade.
Zhang wants the N$2 million, preserved as alleged proceeds of crime, released. Sisa Namandje, acting on behalf of Zhang, argued before Judge Shafimana Ueitele that the infringement was more serious in view of the fact that the preservation order had since expired. In the urgent application Zhang asks the High Court to set aside the warrant of arrest issued by the Windhoek Magistrate's Court on 6 January 2017.
She also wants the court to set aside the preservation order granted by the High Court on 17 January 2017, which she claims expired on 12 June 2017.
The court is also asked to declare that an application by the prosecutor-general for the forfeiture of her assets was invalid because the documents had not been served on China South Industry and Trading CC at its chosen address at No. S11 Oshikango China Town in Helao Nafidi prior to the expiration of the preservation order.
The applicant wants the court to order the respondents - the prosecutor-general, the Windhoek Magistrate's Court, the Namibian Police chief and Warrant Officer Emilia Nambadi - to return her money.
Zhang states in her sworn statement that the matter is urgent because her business has not been operating since the money was seized.
She maintains she no longer has funds to run the business and if the application is not heard on an urgent basis it will collapse in the next three or four weeks and might lead to the company's liquidation.
According to her, if the application is brought on ordinary basis a hearing will possibly only take place next year.
“The collapse and possible liquidation China South Industry and Trading CC will cause irreparable harm to the company and to me and we will not have substantial redress in due course,” Zhang argues.
The prosecutor-general, Martha Imalwa, says in her answering statement that Zhang has no address where the preservation order could be served, and she has no locus standi to act on behalf of China South Industry and Trading CC.
Imalwa maintains that the forfeiture application was served on Dan Sun at China South, China Town Oshikango, Shop No. W3 on 15 June 2017 and the company filed a notice to oppose the forfeiture application.
Imalwa explains that a suspect cannot be charged without a warrant of arrest and when an investigating officer applies for the issuing of such a warrant, he or she completes the paperwork and it only becomes a warrant of arrest after a magistrate has signed and stamped it.
“There is no case made out to set aside the warrant of arrest. The warrant of arrest against Zhang is not yet executed and she has no legal right to apply for any of the relief she sought as she is still a fugitive from justice and is not willing to subject herself to the jurisdiction of Namibian courts,” Imalwa argues.
The prosecutor-general also maintains in her statement that no sufficient facts are set out to render the application urgent.
Zhang's claim that she will be unlawfully arrested and detained is completely unfounded and without any factual basis, Imalwa says.
Judge Ueitele postponed the matter to 4 October for ruling.
The N$3.5 billion fraud case involves a number of Chinese businesspeople in Namibia, including a self-declared friend of President Hage Geingob, Jack Huang.
The only Namibian implicated so far is coastal businessman Julius Laurentius. Another Chinese national who was among the first to be arrested has since died in China, according to reports.
Another businessman, Huang Jinrong, has absconded and failed to appear in court during their last appearance. The accused are free on bail of N$1.5 million and N$1 million respectively.
The two teams find themselves in tight ends of the log going into the match, with the Welwitschias holding the sixth position and the Bulldogs sitting in seventh spot.
Bulldogs played last weekend, losing to the Leopards who fought tooth and nail to snatch an exciting 36-32 victory.
The Leopards were given an almighty scare by a team which sits second from bottom, but just managed to come away with a bonus point win that sees them keep up the pressure on the top-of-the-log lead by Down Touch Griffons with 25 points.
In their last match, the home side lost 36-32 against the SWD Eagles at the Hage Geingob Stadium in a closely contested match.
In spite of having to play the last half hour of the match with 14 men on the park after outside centre Tyler Fisher was red-carded, the men from George showed great resolve to cling on for a crucial bonus-point win.
It was the Eagles who got proceedings under way with tries from hooker Jacques Vermaak and flank Janneman Stander inside the first 15 minutes to take a 12-0 lead.
At the end of the game, eleven tries in total were scored, with the Welwitschias accounting for five and the victorious visitors claiming six.
This result caused an upset to the Namibian squad who were hoping to reach the semi-finals in the Currie Cup.
After this weekend's match, the home side will cross paths with Boland Cavaliers on 7 October in Swakopmund. This will be the first time that a Currie Cup match is hosted at the coast, this time by West Coast Sharks Rugby Club.
The Welwitschias squad is as follows:
Hauta Veii, Obert Nortje, AJ de Klerk, Ruan Ludick,Mahepisa Tjeriko, Thomasau Forbes, Max Katjijeko, Adriaan Booysen, Helarius Kisting, Eugene Jantjies (captain), David Philander, Darryl de la Harpe, Lesley Klim, Johann Tromp and Mahco Prinsloo.
Bigman Kaura, Desiderius Sethie, Nelius Theron, Thomas Kali, James Marx, Cameron Klassen and Heinrich Smit.
The match will kick off at 15h30.
Credit should be given to the clubs for reaching the Debmarine Namibia Cup final, NPL administrator Tovey Hoebeb has said.
Otjiwarongo-based Mighty Gunners knocked out Windhoek's Tura Magic 2-0, while Young African FC from Gobabis defeated Young Chiefs from Oshakati with the same score line.
The final is expected to be played in November this year at a venue to be announced.
Speaking to Nampa on Tuesday, Hoebeb said Young African had done well and teams in the Premier League should be wary of them when the league started.
“As a team that just got promoted from the first division and has not yet tested Premier League football, one needs to be wary of them taking into account what they have achieved in the Debmarine Namibia Cup,” he said.
He added that it was not easy for the teams that played in the competition to prepare themselves while there were no league games.
“Young African defeated other NPL teams who have been at that level for a longer time than them, so I know we are going to see good football in the NPL this season and in the final of the Debmarine Cup when the two NPL teams clash,” said Hoebeb.
The league administrator, who wished both teams well for the final, also called on the corporate world to start investing in competitions such as this to improve the game of football in Namibia.
Speaking to Nampa on Wednesday, Young African club owner and head coach Maleagi 'Mali' Ngarizemo said reaching the final was a big achievement for the club.
“We have been in existence for four years and I am really speechless. I can't explain how I feel about what we have just achieved,” he said.
Ngarizemo said what his team did was no fluke and they would continue performing at that level when the NPL season started next month.
“I am not going to change my style of play because one team plays like this or like that. We will continue doing what we do and hope we pick up points here and there in the NPL,” he said.
The 2017/18 NPL season is slated to start on 13 October.
Two Namibian teams qualified to challenge South African teams in the International Cup of Heroes competition in Pretoria from 30 September to 2 October.
The top two community youth teams who will represent Score Namibia in the competition are from Mariental and Oshakati with 30 participants each.
In total, 12 teams will compete in under-16 mixed football, mixed netball, mixed volleyball, and football for boys and girls.
Under-14 tennis has been added to the existing sport competitions. Around 360 children, young leaders and parents will be part of the event held in Pretoria.
Teams are preparing exhibitions on topics related to environmental and social awareness. They will stage cultural performances of their own countries and of a partner country assigned to them by the organisers.
Cup of Heroes is a competition where multi-skilled community youth teams from Namibia and South Africa compete in sports activities on and off the field.
Teams earn points not only from goals scored on the field, but also through their commitment to creating positive change in their communities by using sport as a tool to empower themselves and others.
“The Cup of Heroes competition will be preceded by a youth forum to train young leaders from the representative communities in the areas of leadership, teamwork and presentation skills, as well as in budgeting finances, relationship management and photography as a storytelling tool,” said Score Namibia’s national manager, Raymond Vries.
Each Eunic member state elected a school for their representation: Germany – Windhoek High School; Namibia – Concordia College; Finland - Martti Ahtisaari Secondary School; France – Jan Jonker Secondary School; Spain – Physically Active Namibia; Portugal - Jakob Marengo Secondary School; Great Britain – Fidel Castro School; and the European Union - St George's Diocesan School.
“The Eunic Namibia cluster every year hosts joint cultural activities to foster a better relationship between EU members and Namibia. To achieve this we give exposure to and offer participation in activities of modern European culture.
“Football is something Namibia and the EU shares so we take this opportunity to promote plurality and European values of great sportsmanship and build trust with Namibia,” said the director of the Goethe-Institute Namibia and chairperson of Eunic Namibia, Daniel Stoevesandt.
“This is achieved by giving exposure to and offering participation in activities of modern European culture.” The EU ambassador to Namibia, Jana Hybaskova, said the Eunic event promotes “unity in diversity”, which is not only applicable in Europe, but also in order to further build the Namibian identity.
“The Eunic football tournament is an activity that promotes cooperation, teamwork, and fair play and can assist in bridging cultural gaps,” Hybaskova said.
Tempers frayed for a second day over a plan, backed by members of President Museveni's National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, to table a constitutional amendment doing away with age limits, allowing the 73-year-old to run for a sixth consecutive term in 2021.
MPs brandished microphone stands, threw punches and clambered over benches as security officers sought to remove 25 lawmakers barred by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga after engaging in another brawl on the same issue the day before.
Tuesday's ugly scenes were heralded by an announcement by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga that together with two other motions proposing the establishment of a Constitutional Review Commission (CRC), and one on peaceful, democratic transition, restoration of presidential term limits and immunities for the president, the controversial age limit proposal will be considered.
Shortly after 16:00 when chaos reigned, Speaker Kadaga changed tact and introduced other business on the order paper. MPs considered a report on the oil sector tabled by Energy minister Irene Muloni.
Members went for each other. Jackets were pulled, shoes flew off as bodies twisted this way and that way and arms flailed, looking for jaws to crack.
Outside the chamber, counter-terrorism police and what was said to be plain-clothes elements from the Special Forces Command, the elite unit which guards President Museveni and his family, paced frantically. It all began about 40 minutes into the fully packed plenary sitting.
Despite the disruption, Raphael Magyezi's motion seeking to introduce a private member's bill proposing the removal of age limits was passed with an overwhelming cry of “Aye!” from government MPs after leader of the parliamentary opposition, Winnie Kiiza of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), led a walk-out.
“We are not going to be part of Museveni's life presidency project,” Kiiza said. Supporters of the motion argued that age limits discriminate against the elderly. “Age should not be a factor that hinders the rights and freedom of any Ugandan to vie for the post of a president,” said Moses Balyeku.
Live broadcasts of the parliamentary proceedings were suspended by media regulatory body, the Uganda Communications Commission, prompting an outcry from rights group Amnesty International.
“It is unacceptable that Uganda's media regulator is threatening to close down media houses simply for doing their job and broadcasting live news events. Ugandans have a right to know what their elected representatives are doing,” said Amnesty's Michelle Kagari.
Museveni took control of Uganda in 1986 at the head of the rebel army. In 2005 he had the constitution amended to remove term limits, enabling him to stand successfully for a third, fourth and fifth consecutive term.Punches, flying chairs and shouting dominated the Ugandan parliament earlier this week when the ruling NRM unsuccessfully tried to muscle through its draft bill to amend Article 102(b) and remove the upper presidential age limit.
The motion was not tabled. Instead, possibly for the first time in its colourful history, the Ugandan parliament saw a brawl; an actual physical fracas breaking out between MPs.
Hefner died of natural causes at his home surrounded by family on Wednesday night, Playboy said in a statement.
As much as anyone, Hefner helped slip sex out of the confines of plain brown wrappers and into mainstream conversation.
In 1953, a time when states could legally ban contraceptives, when the word “pregnant” was not allowed on “I Love Lucy,” Hefner published the first issue of Playboy, featuring naked photos of Marilyn Monroe (taken years earlier) and an editorial promise of “humour, sophistication and spice.”
Playboy soon became forbidden fruit for teenagers and a bible for men with time and money, primed for the magazine's prescribed evenings of dimmed lights, hard drinks, soft jazz, deep thoughts and deeper desires. Within a year, circulation neared 200 000. Within five years, it had topped one million.
By the 1970s, the magazine had more than seven million readers and had inspired such raunchier imitations as Penthouse and Hustler. Competition and the internet reduced circulation to less than three million by the 21st century, but Hefner and Playboy remained brand names worldwide.
Asked by The New York Times in 1992 of what he was proudest, Hefner responded: “That I changed attitudes toward sex. That nice people can live together now. That I decontaminated the notion of premarital sex. That gives me great satisfaction.”
He was a widely admired but far from universally beloved figure. Many feminist and religious leaders regarded him as nothing but a glorified pornographer who degraded and objectified women with impunity.
Women were warned from the first issue: “If you're somebody's sister, wife, or mother-in-law,” the magazine declared, “and picked us up by mistake, please pass us along to the man in your life and get back to Ladies Home Companion.”
Hefner ran Playboy from his elaborate mansions, first in Chicago and then in Los Angeles, and became the flamboyant symbol of the lifestyle he espoused. For decades he was the pipe-smoking, silk-pajama-wearing centre of a constant party with celebrities and Playboy models. By his own account, Hefner had sex with more than a thousand women.
Playboy proved a scourge, and a temptation. Drew Barrymore, Farrah Fawcett and Linda Evans are among those who have posed for the magazine. Several bunnies became celebrities, too, including singer Deborah Harry and model Lauren Hutton, both of whom had fond memories of their time with Playboy.
Playboy's clubs also influenced the culture, giving early breaks to such entertainers as George Carlin, Rich Little, Mark Russell, Dick Gregory and Redd Foxx. The last of the clubs closed in 1988, when Hefner deemed them “passe” and “too tame for the times.”
By then Hefner had built a US$200-million company by expanding Playboy to include international editions of the magazine, casinos, a cable network and a film production company. In 2006, he got back into the club business with his Playboy Club at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. A new enterprise in London followed, along with fresh response from women's groups, who protested the opening with cries of “Eff off Hef!'”
Hefner liked to say he was untroubled by criticism, but in 1985 he suffered a mild stroke that he blamed on the book “The Killing of the Unicorn: Dorothy Stratten 1960-1980,” by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich. Stratten was a Playmate killed by her husband, Paul Snider, who then killed himself. Bogdanovich, Stratten's boyfriend at the time, wrote that Hefner helped bring about her murder and was unable to deal with “what he and his magazine do to women.”
After the stroke, Hefner handed control of his empire to his feminist daughter, Christie, although he owned 70 percent of Playboy stock and continued to choose every month's Playmate and cover shot. Christie Hefner continued as CEO until 2009.
Hefner was born in Chicago on April 9, 1926, to devout Methodist parents who he said never showed “love in a physical or emotional way.”
Hefner is survived by his wife Crystal as well as his daughter, Christie; and his sons, David, Marston and Cooper.
Ordinary Synod shoka sha ningilwa mOkaiti, muAguste.
Pethimbo lyoshituthi shoka, ongeleka oya tokola okuninga omalunduluko mekotampango lyongeleka na okwa gandjwa elombwelo kokomitiye yekotampango opo yi ninge omalunduluko nokundulukapo omikanda ndhoka tadhi ka kwashilipaleka omaihumbato gonawa.
Shoka osha tseyithwa momukanda gwiikundaneki ngoka gwa pitithwa kaanashipundi yosynod, Isaac Kaulinge, oshowo Bishop Ernst //Gamxamub.
“Omutumba ngoka ogwa holola ompumbwe yokuninga iigongi yongeleka noonkundathana adhihe melandulathano ewanawa nomomudhingoloko tagu kondololwa.”
Ongeleka oya holola woo omaiyuvo gawo kombinga yoonkambadhala dhepangelo dhokukondjitha oluhepo oshowo oompangela dhepangelo dhokutula miilonga opoloyeka yobasic income grant.
“Ongeleka oya dhidhilike woo kutya oluhepo, okwahena iilonga nondjala oyi li omukundu omunene gwa taalela aakwashigwana oyendji yaNamibia. Otatu indile epangelo li tule miilonga meendelelo opoloyeka yobasic income grant,” omukanda ngoka gwa holola.
Ongeleka oya pula emanitho lyoshikumungu shevi, sho kwa kalekwa omutumba omutiyali gwevi moshilongo, ongeleka ndjoka oya popi kutya otayi yambidhidha omukalo gwomondjila nogwombili mokuungaunga noshikumungu shoa.
“Otatu pula Omupresidende Hage Geingob, a pulakene komawi gaahogololi opo ku vule okukandulwa po omukundu ngoka.”
Muule woomvula odhindji dha piti monena Ovenduka oya kala yi na ompumbwe yomahala gokuthikameka iiyenditho, nonkalo ndjoka oya nayipala unene ngashiingeyi mondingandinga yondoolopa.
Pahapu dhomupopiliko gwoshilando shaVenduka, Lydia Amutenya, uupyakadhi uunene yena osho epangelo ihali fala oompangela dhawo dhomatungo kelelo lyondoolopa opo dhi vule okutalika dho dhi ziminwe, omanga inaku tamekithwa niilonga yomatungo.
Amutenya okwa gandja oshiholelwa shetungo epe lyUuministeli wEmona.
Oomvula omulongo dha piti, elelo lyoshilando olya fekele nale kutya otaku ka kala ompumbwe yomahala gokuthikameka iiyenditho ga thika po-3 000 moshilando sho oompangela ndhoka dha ningwa po mo-1997.
Amutenya okwa popi kutya nonando oompangela ndhoka kadhi na we ongushu, natango ompumbwe ndjoka oyi li ya taalela oshilando.
Amutenya okwa tsikile kutya omahala gokuthikameka iiyenditho gamwe ngoka ga li ga pangelwa okutulwa po ongaashi oCity Parkade ndjoka tayi adhika popepi noCymot.
Okwa popi woo komahala ngoka taga adhika mehala lyoongeshefa lyoWernhill.
Okwa tsikile kutya evi ndyoka lyali lyiikalekelwa moshilando lya nuninwa okutunga omahala gokuthikameka iihauto, olya landithwa po. Omahala ngoka ongaashi ehala tali adhika popepi noombelewa dhoNDF oshowo ehala mpoka tapu adhika monena omatungo goFNB.
Okwa tsikile kutya omahala gamwe gaali ongaashi ndyoka tali adhika mokoona yepandanda lyaBahnhof noIndependence Avenue oshowo mokoona yepandanda lyaWerner List noJohn Meinert.
Okwa popi kutya kombinga yomatungo goFNB otashi ka kala oshidhigu opo ku vule okugandja omahala gokuthikameka iihauto koshigwana, ngaashi tashi kambadhala okuningwa pomahala gamwe.
Ehala nale lyokuthikameka iiyenditho tali adhika popepi nostola yo Ok, oshowo Ohotela yaHilton olya li lya landithwa po opo ku vule okutungwa oombelewa onene dhOmbaanga yoFNB.
Konima sho etungo ndyoka lya manithwa, omahala gokuthikameka iihauto geli po-2 000, ogali ga pangelwa okutungwa po, netsokumwe lyelanditho lyehala ndyoka olya utha opo omahala geli 250 dhokuthikameka iihauto ga pewe oshigwana.
“Omupya omunene otashi ulike kutya FNB ita landula etsokumwe ndyoka kombinga yomahala gokuthikameka iihauto ngoka ga nuninwa oshigwana molwaashoka oyiikwata unene kombinga yegameno lyawo, sho omahala ngoka ye ganunina owala ookastoma dhawo. Ehala lyopombanda natango otali longwa naashoka otashi ningitha oshidhigu opo tu kondjithile miilonga etsokumwe ndyoka,” Amutenya ta popi.
Uuyelele mboka kombinga yomahala gokuthikameka iihauto pomatungo gaFNB owa yelithwa, sha landula sho oshigwana sha nyenyeta kutya oosekuriti pomatungo ngoka otadhi indikwe oshigwana shi thikameke iiyenditho yawo.
Sho a ningilwa omapulo koNamibian Sun, ngele omukundu ngoka ogwa kandulwa po, Amutenya okwa popi kutya elelo lyoFNB/RMB olya kolele kutya ope na ompumbwe yomahala gokuthikameka iihauto yaakwasshaaigwana pomatungo gawo, na otaya kundathana noosekuriti opo omukundu ngoka gu vule okukandulwa po.
Amutenya okwa koleke kutya oya taalela ompumbwe yomahala ga manguluka mondoolopa yaVenduka, ihe otaya kondjo opo ya vule okugandja omahala ga gwana gokuthikameka iiyenditho mondoolopa.
Okwa tsikile kutya otaya pangele okutalulula oompangela dhomahala gokuthikameka iihauto mondoolopa yaVenduka unene taku talwa kompangela yopublic transport provision pamulandu gwoSustainable Urban Public Transport Master Plan for the City of Windhoek.
Okwa popi kutya opoloyeka ndjoka otayi ka pewa oshimaliwa momvula twa taalela.
Kwiikwatelelwa koSustainable Urban Transport Master Plan, omwaalu gwaakwashigwana mOvenduka otagu londo pombanda nondjele yoopresenda 4.3 kehe omvula onga oshizemo sheyo pombanda lyomwaalu gwaakwashigwana moshilando, oompumbwe dhoshigwana okuza kelelo lyoshilando ngaashi omagumbo, iilonga niikwathitho yilwe otadhi londo pombanda.
Omauyelele ngoka ga gandjwa kehangano lyoRoad Authority otaga holola kutya oshilando ngashiingeyi oshi na iiyenditho mbyoka ya shangithwa yi thike 162 290, mbyoka ya kalela po omwaalu gwiiyenditho noopresenda 50, moshilongo.
Omunambelelwa Omukuluntu gwondoolopa ndjoka Ismael Namgongo ngoka oye omuniilonga gwotango a shaina etsokumwe ndyoka, okwa popi kutya etsokumwe ndyoka oli li oshitopowa shoompangela dhiilonga dhelelo lyondoolopa dhomvula yo-2016 sigo 2021.
Namgongo okwa popi kutya oompangela ndhoka odha tulwa po kwiikwatelelwa komaiyuvo gaakuthimbinga ya yooloka , mboka ya ningwa nayo ekwatathano kelelo lyondoolopa, pethimbo oompangela ndhoka dha tulwa po. Okwa tsikile kutya opo nduno elelo li mone kutya oli li mondjila mokugwanitha po oompangela ndhoka, nena eshaino lyomatsokumwe giilonga olya pumbiwa mokati kaaniilonga ayehe.
Okwa popi kutya osha simana aaniilonga ya longe nuudhiginini mokugandja omayakulo kaayakulwa yondoolopa ko ku vulwe okunanwa aapunguli ya vule okupungula mondoolopa ndjoka.
Eshaino lyomatsokumwe ndyoka, olya kaliwa woo kookansela yelelo lyondoolopa.
Mayola gwondoolopa yaNdangwa, Paavo Amwele okwa tsu omukumo aaniilonga kaya kale nuumbanda mokushaina omatsokumwe ngoka, teya tsu woo omukumo opo ya longe nuudhiginini.
Amwele okwa tsikile kutya, oha kala aluhe ta tala aaniilonga ngele otaya longo tuu iilonga yawo, ihe okwa dhidhilike kutya aaniilonga yamwe ihaya gwanitha po iilonga. Okwa pula opo aaniilonga ayehe ya kwashilipaleke kutya oya gwanitha po iinakugwanithwa yawo.
Omatsokumwe ngoka ga shainwa otaga tameke okuvongokononwa muJuni gwomvula twa taalela. Omunambelewa Omukuluntu gwondoolopa okwa shaina etsokumwe lye komeho yamayola oshowo omunashipundi gwelelo, omanga oomenindjela dha shaina komeho yomunambelewa omukuluntu, omanga aaniilonga ya shaina komeho yoomenindjela dhawo oshowo aakomeho yawo miilonga.