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- 10/19/17--15:00: _Back for a second run
- 10/19/17--15:00: _Dance Namibia
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- 10/19/17--15:00: _Music Shop, Vol 1
- 10/19/17--15:00: _Tea time for cancer
- 10/19/17--15:00: _Becoming Mrs Jones
- 10/19/17--15:00: _Play your part
- 10/18/17--15:00: ‘Only crooks will benefit’
- 10/18/17--15:00: Water restored at Oshakati hospital
- 10/19/17--15:00: Victory Race set for the weekend
- 10/19/17--15:00: Tura derby at NPL dawn
- 10/19/17--15:00: Aris to host tournament in honour of former principal
- 10/19/17--15:00: NPL kick-off a boost for Brave Warriors
- 10/19/17--15:00: US speaks on Palestinian unity govt, Hamas
- 10/19/17--15:00: War on al-Shabaab
- 10/19/17--15:00: South Africans arrested for homosexuality
- 10/19/17--15:00: Oohostela kadhi na iikulya
- 10/19/17--15:00: DTA a nyanwa koSWAPDUF
- 10/19/17--15:00: Swapo a kanitha oshipotha shomoHelao Nafidi
- 10/19/17--15:00: Swapo ita ehama – Netumbo
- 10/19/17--15:00: Back for a second run
- 10/19/17--15:00: Dance Namibia
- 10/19/17--15:00: Kwaito artist Brickz sentenced to 15 years in jail
- 10/19/17--15:00: Music Shop, Vol 1
- 10/19/17--15:00: Tea time for cancer
- 10/19/17--15:00: Becoming Mrs Jones
- 10/19/17--15:00: Play your part
The Windhoek High Court yesterday started hearing arguments in the application for the final liquidation of the SME Bank.
Senior counsel Andrew Corbett, on behalf of the Bank of Namibia as applicant, questioned the motivation of the two Zimbabwean minority shareholders of SME Bank in their stubborn opposition to the bank’s final liquidation.
The application for liquidation has been brought by the Bank of Namibia against the SME Bank, the government, the Namibia Financing Trust, the Metropolitan Bank of Zimbabwe, World Eagle Properties, and the ministers of industrialisation and finance.
The central bank took control of SME Bank in March of this year after news broke that N$174 million had been lost in a South African investment.
Corbett told the court that neither of the two Zimbabwean shareholders, the Metropolitan Bank of Zimbabwe and World Eagle Properties, had brought a single dollar to the table to recapitalise the SME Bank, which was provisionally liquidated on 11 June this year.
He added that there was no evidence that the bank could recover from its current position and that there had been no offer to buy the bank to rescue it from bankruptcy. Hence, he argued, final liquidation was the only option and was unavoidable.
He said the Master of the High Court may, with the final liquidation of a company, launch an investigation. “People may be subpoenaed, questioned and even locked up,” he said.
He told the presiding judge, Hannelie Prinsloo, that the only people who might benefit if the bank was not finally liquidated were those that used the bank’s funds for criminal or personal use or those that were holding on to it. “These people will be forced to be held accountable,” he said.
He argued that there was no possibility that the N$174 million invested with the South African BVS Mutual Bank and a Johannesburg-based company, Mamepe Capital, would ever be recovered. He referred to Mamepe as a “false investment”.
The provisional liquidators, Ian McLaren and David Bruni, informed the central bank that the Financial Services Board in Pretoria had informed them Mamepe had lost its licence pending other investigations.
Corbett elucidated on the implications of the failure of SME Bank for Namibia. According to him, N$900 million in taxpayers’ and investors’ money was used to establish the bank. This failure, he said, put the integrity of the country’s banking system in a bad light and had an impact on trade with international partners.
Advocate Anthony Bishop, assisted by Sisa Namandje, began arguments on behalf of the two Zimbabwean shareholders late yesterday afternoon and asked the court the to set aside the final order of liquidation. Bishop will continue today.
Superintendent Dr Korbinian Vizcaya Amutenya confirmed that the water was off for most of Tuesday and Wednesday.
“I do not know what the problem was, the water was on and off but for the most part there was no water,” said Amutenya.
The Oshakati Town Council said the water interruptions were due to some maintenance work done by NamWater.
Dr Amutenya stressed that the disrupted water supply has nothing to do with outstanding payments to the service provider.
He also said that the hospital was not notified of any possible interruptions, surmising that the water supply problem might have been an unforeseen situation.
Amutenya, however, added that none of the operations of the hospital were affected by the water supply problems.
Arguably the biggest road-running event in the country, it is worth N$1 million over four races, in which professional and aspiring runners showcase their abilities.
The 17th Old Mutual Victory Race series started on 10 June in Oshakati.
The second race took place at Keetmanshoop on 8 July, followed by the Swakopmund leg on 29 July.
In Oshakati Kefas Kondjashili won the 21km race in a time of 01:06:58, while Helalia Johannes won the women's category in a time of 01:15:16. Uveni-Nawa Kuugongelwa followed Kondjashili and Leonard Namupala was third. Ottlie Haimwata followed Johannes and Sofia Nambabi came third.
Both athletes said after the race that they could not improve their times because the competition was not tough enough.
“I could not improve on my previous time of 01:09:00 that I set during the 2013 Victory Race at Swakopmund in the Erongo Region, because of no strong challenger,” said Johannes, adding that she was running alone ahead of everyone from the beginning of the race.
Kondjashili said he also ran alone for most of the race as his mates only managed to stay with him in the first two kilometres.
In the second race at Keetmanshoop, Kuugongelwa walked away with the first prize in men's category, second place went to Tomas Rainhold and third place to Stephanus Kaudinge.
Helalia Johannes took the prize in the women's category, followed by Lavinia Haitope and Sarti Eshitile, who took third spot.
On 29 July, in the third race at Swakopmund, Kondjashili came to the fore again and walked away with the first prize, followed by Rainhold and Mynhardt Kauanivi.
Beata Naigambo won the women's 21km category, followed by Leena Ekandjo and in third place Alina Armas.
The winners will be entered into next year's Two Oceans Marathon in South Africa, with all expenses paid.
The stage is finally set for the league to kick off after a delay of over a year because of a lack of sponsorship.
MTC and FNB breathed new life into Namibian football with a sponsorship of N$20 million for this season.
What makes the opening game special is that it pits two of the oldest rivals in Namibian football against each other.
In the past, a match between Orlando Pirates and African Stars has always produced thrills and a terrific display of football.
Tonight the old foes return to the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 20:00 in an attempt to revitalise their rivalry.
It is an affair of the Buccaneers and the Reds and it is likely to attract thousands of football-thirsty fans.
Orlando Pirates coach Woody Jacobs admitted that the players were bit rusty, but said that would not be an excuse in the game.
“I have the players at my disposal even though they are not really fit, but I can assure you that we are going to play tonight.
“It is a big game and I hope that the fans will come in their numbers to support their local teams this weekend,” Jacobs said.
Jacobs will be up against a man who also knows what it takes to win the premier league: Bobby Samaria.
The Pirates coach also comes up against some of his old players and his former team, African Stars.
Samaria felt the more confident of the two, stating that the 'Reds' were 90% ready to play.
“It is indeed a beautiful a thing that the players will finally have a chance to shine again.
“African Stars are raring to go because we have been preparing for this for some time now.
“It is absolutely amazing that we are playing Orlando Pirates in the opening match,” Samaria said.
Salomon Skrywer became principal of Aris Grundschule Primary School in 1996 and retired at the end of June this year at the age of 60. Skrywer served the education profession for 42 years.
The organiser of the tournament, Ambrosius Skrywer, a son and former learner of Salomon, told Nampa that he would like teams from in and around Aris, Groot-Aub, Dordabis, Rehoboth and Windhoek to take part in the event.
“I am also calling on former learners of the school to come, so we can say farewell to our teacher in Grundschule style,” said Ambrosius, who described Salomon as a staunch football lover.
“Through this we want to also say thank you to the community of Aris,” he said.
The tournament, which is open to all teams, will see the winners pocket N$7 000 and the runners-up N$5 000. The semi-final losers will receive N$1 500 each.
The entry fee per team is N$1 000 and the closing date is 27 October, when the draw will be done.
“I'm happy to know that the league is launched and more so the players are happy because it is about them. It is their daily bread and of course for all Namibians that have been thirsty for league action,” Mannetti said.
He added that the league would ensure that the current crop of players do not get complacent as they will be pushed for places in the team.
“We have the players that we have been working with for the past years or so and led the team to Chan but now the league will ensure that they don't get too comfortable and rest on their laurels as they will know they can be replaced. They need to perform and those that are doing well in the league can be roped in at any time.”
Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) and First National Bank (FNB) Namibia on Wednesday announced their N$15 million and N$5 million sponsorships for the season.
The three-year sponsorship deal brings to an end a year-long domestic football drought.
Orlando Pirates and African Stars will kick off the 16-club league at the Sam Nujoma Stadium tonight at 20:00.
The Brave Warriors will continue with their weekly training sessions, Mannetti said, with additional players to be brought in.
“We will reduce the amount of sessions and I plead with the coaches that we are not here to disrupt their plans but just to keep going as we have done for the past four months. We will get players in from the league; remember Chan is for local players and we want to see if they can fit into our tactics and plans and we need to keep the momentum going.”
Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will host the draw for the 2018 edition of the African Nations Championship in Rabat, Morocco, on Friday, 17 November. The 16 nations that have qualified for the tournament will be drawn into four groups of four teams.
“Any Palestinian government must unambiguously and explicitly commit to nonviolence, recognise the state of Israel, accept previous agreements and obligations between the parties - including to disarm terrorists - and commit to peaceful negotiations,” Jason Greenblatt, Trump's special representative for international negotiations, said in a statement.
“If Hamas is to play any role in a Palestinian government, it must accept these basic requirements,” he added in the first detailed US response to last week's Palestinian unity deal.
The statement from Greenblatt was similar to the Israeli government's response this week in which it vowed not to negotiate with a Palestinian unity government that includes Hamas unless the Islamist group agrees to a list of demands.
The demands included recognising Israel and renouncing violence.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah movement signed a reconciliation deal with Hamas in Cairo a week ago aimed at ending a bitter 10-year split.
The Abbas-led Palestine Liberation Organisation has recognised Israel, but Hamas has not and is blacklisted as a terrorist organisation by the United States and the European Union.
Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008, and the Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli blockade for more than a decade.
Egypt has also kept its border with Gaza largely closed in recent years.
Hamas has run the Gaza Strip since seizing it in a near civil war with Fatah in 2007 following a dispute over elections won by the Islamist movement.
Protesters wearing red bands around their heads marched through the scene of the truck bombing, a once bustling district, before gathering at a stadium where they chanted: “We are ready to fight”.
Residents of the Somali capital, while wearily accustomed to regular bombs and attacks by the Islamist militants, have been outraged by the strike on Saturday which left at least 276 dead and 300 wounded.
There has been no immediate claim of responsibility, but the Shabaab, a militant group aligned with Al-Qaeda, carries out regular suicide bombings in Mogadishu in its bid to overthrow Somalia's internationally-backed government.
The president, better known by his nickname Farmajo, said the attack “shows that we have not done enough to stop Shabaab”.
Rare display of public outrage
“If we don't respond to this now, the time will surely come when pieces of flesh from all of us are being picked up off the ground. We need to stand up together and fight al-Shabaab who continue massacring our people,” he said.
However it was unclear what Farmajo - who came into office eight months ago also vowing to eliminate Shabaab - planned to do to stop the militants from carrying out such attacks.
Similar protests took place in large towns in southern and central Somalia - a rare display of public outrage against the Shabaab which still controls some rural areas after being pushed out of the capital in 2011.
“This attack seems to have united the people because everyone is angry now and needs to fight violence, there are thousands of young men, women and children out there protesting,” said one demonstrator, Abdulahi Mohamed.
“I think the ones who have masterminded this attack will not spare anyone ... we need to stop these guys before they kill all of us,” said another protester, Ibrahim Mamud.
The attack has overwhelmed Somalia's fragile health system, and allies from the US, Qatar, Turkey and Kenya have sent planeloads of medical supplies as well as doctors, with all except the US also evacuating some of the wounded.
“We arrested the criminals at (the hotel) Peacock - they were promoting homosexuality. Two are South Africans, one Ugandan and nine Tanzanians,” Dar es Salaam police head Lazaro Mambosasa said at a weekly press conference.
He said the 12 were being questioned ahead of being sent to a court and did not say when they had been arrested.
“Tanzania law forbids this act between people of the same sex, it is a violation of our country's laws,” said Mambosasa. He added the hotel manager was among those arrested for “providing a room” for the others.
Mambosasa urged citizens to notify authorities if they caught wind of such activities “so we can act in time”.
Police made 20 arrests - eight men and 12 women - on similar grounds on Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar last month.
According to police, those arrests took place in a hotel where the group were undergoing training with an officially-registered international NGO, the Bridge Initiative, which works in Aids awareness.
In February, Tanzania earned criticism notably from the United States after announcing the closure of several health centres specialising in Aids prevention, alleging they were fronts for promoting homosexuality.
The Dar es Salaam government also vowed to deport foreigners campaigning for gay rights.
Gay male sex is punishable by anything from 30 years to life imprisonment under Tanzanian law. There is no such ban on lesbian relations.
According to Amnesty International, homosexuality is illegal in 38 of 54 African states and is punishable by death in Mauritania, Somalia and Sudan.
Uganda in 2014 tried to impose the death penalty on those found guilty of being homosexual, however the controversial law was later repealed.
Ehangano ndyoka hali gandja ookulya kooskola lyedhina Atlantic Food Services, okwa lopotwa lya hulitha po okutopoleka iikulya ooskola dhepangelo, omolwa oongunga dhawo dhoshimaliwa shoomiliyona 30 dhiniwe kuuministeli welongo.
Ehangano ndyoka olya kaleleke etopolo lyiikulya sigo iimaliwa yawo ya futwa. Etokolo ndyoka olya yi moshipala ootundi mooskola ndhoka dhi na omuhandjo moshitopolwa shaMusati nOshana.
Metiyali mondjila yaKahao- Oshakati, omutoolinkundana nguka okwa tsakanene nomunaskola gwomondondo onti-11,
moskola yedhina Etalalaleko Secondary School ta kwata oolefa okuya kOshikuku. Sho a pulwa okwa popi kutya otayi kegumbo molwaashoka komuhandjo kaku na iikulya na oya pewa oombaapila opo ye dhi faalele aavali ndhoka tadhi holola kutya ootundi odha kalekwa omolwa ompumbwe yoondya moskola.
Omukanda ngoka ogwa holola kutya aanona naya kale komagumbo sigo ya tseyithilwa kutya uunake taya vulu okushuna kooskola, pamukanda ngoka gwashangwa komukuluntuskola moskola yEtalalaleko Secondary School, Shivute Bekele.
Sho a ningilwa omapulo,ngoka ta longo pehala lyomukomeho gwelongo mOmusati, Shali Kankodi, okwa koleke kutya okwa koleke kutya ooskola kadhi na iikulya noompangela ndhoka odha ningwa kooskola dhimwe po moshitopolwa omolwa ompumbwe yiikulya.
Kankondi okwa popi kutya ooskola dha thika po-16 odha gumwa konkalo ndjoka moka mwa kwatelwa oskola yEtalaleko, IK Tjimuhiva oshowo oskola yaHiaukambe. Ooskola adhihe dhi na omihandjo odha gumwa konkalo.
Omunambelewa ngoka okwa popi kutya onkalo yoskola yEtalaleko oyiilile molwaashoka aanaskola yoopresenda 80 oye li momuhandjo naashoka osho sha etitha ootundi dhi kalekwe naanaskola otaya ka shuna owala ngele ooskola dha mono iikulya.
Omukuluntuskola moskola yaGabriel Taapopi Secondary School, Sakaria Eelu okwa lombwele oNamibian Sun okwa popi kutya nayo oya gumwa konkalo ihe yawo inayi dhigupala unene opo ya tume andola aanona komagumbo.
Okwa popi kutya aanaskola otaya hupu ngaa ihe itaya mono iikulya mbyoka yali ye na okukala taya mono nuulalelo aanona ohaya li owala omboloto noros.
Onkalo ndjoka oya e ta omalimbililo giizemo yankundipala, unene okutala kaanona yomondondo onti-10 no 11 mboka yiipyakidhila nomakonaakono gawo gokehulilo lyomumvo.
Onkalo yimwe iifuta yomalweendo sho aanona oyendji haya zi komahala ga yooloka gokokule nuupyakadhi mboka nena owa tulwa komapepe gaavali. Kombinga yiifuta yomalweendo Kankondi okwa popi kutya omupya omunene kape na shoka tashi vulu okuningwa, molwaashoka iifuta yomalweendo gaanona yooskola mbyoka yali hayi gandjwa kepangelo oya kalekwa omolwa ompumbwe yiimaliwa.
Pahapu dhamushanga gwoSWAPDUF, Edward !Aoxamub, oya uvithwa nayi ketokolo lyelelo lyoDTA okulundulula edhina inaya ninga ekwatathano niilyo iikwawo mbyoka yi li mongundu yomuhanga noDTA.
Ongundu yoDTA omasiku ga piti oya tseyitha oompangela dhawo dhokulundulula edhina lyongundu yawo oshowo oshilimbo, ngele osha ziminwa momutumba gwomahogololo gongundu ndjoka, ngoka tagu ningwa momasiku ga 4 gaNovemba nuumvo.
Kashi shi oshikando shotango, !Aoxamub ta nyana elelo lyongundu yoDTA.
Mo-2004 okwa tseyitha oompangela dhe dhokufala ongundu ndjoka kompangu yaaniilonga omolwa oondjambi inadhi futwa oshowo omauwanawa galwe, na okwa ningi woo omatilitho kutya otaka thiga po ongundu.
“Iilyo yetu otayi ka ninga omutumba pehulilo lyaNovemba opo tu totepo elelo lyetu, nokuza mpoka otatu kala kutseyene onga ongundu yiithikamena.”
Ongundu yoDTA oya totwapo mo1977 okupitila momuhanga gwoongundu 11 dhopolotika, ndhoka tadhi kalelepo aakwashigwana yomihoko dha yooloka moshilongo.
!Aoxamub, okwa popi kutya ethimbo olya thikana opo oongundu dhopolotika dhi totepo ongundu ndjoka tayi vulu okukondjitha Swapo, ihe okwa popi kutya elelo lyomuhanga itali kala ompangela yomondjila.
Omupresidende gwoDTA McHenry Venaani okwa ekelehi omapopyo ga!Aochamub, ta pula kutya iikando ingapi a thiga po oDTA, ta gwedhwa po woo kutya nongundu yawo yoSWAPDUF okwa li aniwa e yi thigi po.
Angula oshiwike shika okwa kaleleke etokolo ndyoka lya ningwa kongundu yoSwapo opo yi kuthe melelo lyaHelao Nafidi, Ester Ndatala Nghidimbwa.
Pethimbo a ningi etokolo lye, Angula okwa popi kutya Swwapo okwa yi pondje omilandu dhuuyuki, sho ina ningila Nghidimbwa omutumba opo a vule okutseyithilwa etokolo ndyoka lya ningwa.
Nghidimbwa okwa li a ganithilwa oshinakugwanithwa shuukansela melelo ndyoka pehala lyokandidate Lucia Nghililewanga, konima yomahogololo ngoka ga ningwa muNovemba gwo 2015.
Momasiku ga 8 gaAguste mo-2016 Swapo okwa tokola opo
Nghidimbwa a kuthwe oshinakugwanithwa shoka konima sho ya mono kutya okwa li a kutha ombinga momahogololo gomalelo giitopolwa ihe kage shi gelelo lyondoolopa.
Nghidimbwa okwa tokola okufala ongundu yoSwapo kompangu ta pataneke ekutho lye miilonga.
Okwa popi kutya etokolo ndyoka lya ningwa kuamushanga gwongundu yoSwapo, Nangolo Mbumba kali li pauyuuki.
Okwa popi kutya ina pewa ompito yomutumba gwontumba a vule okugandja omaiyuvo ge.
Oonakufalwa kompangu oyo Ongundu yoSwapo, amushanga gwoSwapo Nangolo Mbumba, elelo lyoHelao Nafidi town , mayola gwoHelao Nafidi Eliaser Nghipangelwa, Lucia Nghililewanga oshowo ECN .
Omupanguli okwa pula woo oonakufalwa kompangu ya fute iifuta yopaveta mwakwatela mbyoka ya nakufala kompangu oshipotha shoka. Henry Shimutwikeni okwa kalelepo, Nghidimbwa, omanga Advocate Gerson Hinda naDirk Conradie ya kalelepo oonakufalwa kompangu.
Elelo lyongundu yoSwapo mOsoondaha olya hogolola
Hage Geingob, Jerry Ekandjo, Nahas Angula onga ookandidate methigathano lyuupresidende wongundu.
Methigathano lyuupevi presidende omu na Helmut Angula, Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana naNetumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.
Methigathano lyuuamushanga wongundu omu na oArmas Amukwiyu naSophia Shaningwa omanga lyuupeha amushanga, Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun, Marco Hausiku naPetrina Haingura.
Okwa popi kutya pethimbo lyomahwahwameko ngaka opo taga tameke, kape na etopoko mongundu ndjoka , naantu otaya popi owala kutya ongundu oya topoka yiikolelela komutumba gwomahgoolo ngoka gwa ningilwe hugunina sho ethigathano lya li pokati kaGeingob, Jerry Ekandjo and Pendukeni Ivula-Ithana.
Nandi-Ndaitwah ngoka a kala oshilyo shomutumba gwopaliamende okutameka moomvula dho 1990 okwa yolo woo oohapu dhomitoto ndhoka taku popiwa kutya okwa li oshilyo shongundu yoRally for Progress and Democracy (RDP),ta popi kutya ye kali shilyo shongundu ndjoka, na okwa uvu owala tashi popiwa ihe ke na nasho molwaashoka kamu na uukwashili washa moohapu ndhoka.
Okwa yamukula woo komapopyo ngoka ga ningwa ku
Helmuth Angula kutya ongundu yaGengob, ndjoka uulike kayi na ontseyo, ta pula opo Angula a yelithe kutya ngele ota popi ontseyo, nena ota popi shike.
“Ina popya ngaaka kungame ihe ngele oshili nena ondi wete kutya AaNamibia naya pangule yoyene.
Otaya vulu lela okutya mbela omupresidende Geingob ke na ontseyo?
Otaya vulu mbele okutya Shaningwa ngoka a kala ngoloneya gwoshitopolwa, kansela oshowo ominista omanga Marco Hausiku a kala omulongiskola ethimbo ele oshowo ominista kaye na ontseyo?”.
Nandi-Ndaitwah okuli monena omupeha prima oshowo ominista yomakwatathano gopashigwana.
Okwa li nale ominista yomidhingoloko.
Okwa popi woo kutya ita holeke kutya ota vulu okuninga omupresidende gwotango omukiintu ngele AaNamibia oyeshi hala nongele osha ningwa nena osha pumbwa okusimanekwa.
Okwa popi kutya ngele okwa pondola okuninga omupeha presidende nena otaka kwashilipaleka kutya oompangela dhopashigwana dhokukondjitha oluhepo odha endelelithwa, mwa kwatelwa iinima yilwe ngaashi okukondopeka aakwashigwana, iipindi nomapungulo.
The not so rosy debut show did not discourage the organisers and stop them from having a second run for the annual event to happen.
The organisers say they have received guidance from international industry professionals on how to minimise blunders and to have a perfect show.
“Unlike last year, we are looking at making payments before the Windhoek Fashion Week (WFW). We are also looking at paying models on the spot,” said Kalistu Da Trinidade.
Slated to run from 1 to 4 November, this year's WFW will be held at the Nampower Convention Centre. The jam packed schedule includes fashion designer and blogger Leah Misika opening WFW with an offsite private show on 1 November and day two will feature Fashion Talks that will be hosted by industry professionals focusing on running a sustainable fashion business.
The highlight of the talks is the guest speaker from the German Fashion Council, Scott Lipinski who is the president.
Days three and four will see all fashion shows with local and international designers showcasing their collections.
“This year for the time we see College of the Arts students getting an opportunity to showcase their final year collection at WFW.
Before we kick off the last night of fashion shows, there will be a fashion flash mob activation in Wernhil Park whereby WFW will officially invade the centre and give the shoppers an experience they will never forget,” said Da Trinidade.
The last day of WFW will see the other half of heavyweights in Namibia and aboard showcasing their garments.
Designers including Foxy Ginnah, Sdu Shezi and Ingo Shanyenge will be closing off the “Power in My Style” show.
This year, “The Intern” by David Tlale will be back which will see Deon Angelo coming back home to showcase his talent with other interns that are part of the programme.
The first annual Windhoek International Dance Festival (WIDF) is set to take Windhoek residents by storm with performances of original choreography by both local and international dancers and companies from 23 to 28 October
This is a pilot dance project that will kick off on 23 October with dance performances by West Uarije and Nikhita Winkler as well as the launch of a video and photo exhibition that focuses on dance evolution in Windhoek.
This exhibition will run until 28 October.
Starting from 24-28 October, the attendees will be engaged in workshops which include genres such as hip-hop, contemporary and Namibian contemporary just to mention a few.
These workshops will be held at the College of the Arts as well as the National Theatre of Namibia. Facilitators of these workshops are Namibia's finest local choreographers, dancers and teachers as well as international and regional facilitators from Portugal and Zimbabwe.
Registration and payments for the workshops will be done at the COTA/NTN on the day of the workshops begin.
The WIDF is also hosting three stages for Live Performances. The Urban Stage (Post Street Mall) will have a variety of flash mob performances on 25 October from 12:00 to 14:00 featuring a selection Windhoek's urban youth dancers.
His R50 000 bail was revoked after the conviction.
Previously, in mitigation of sentencing, defence lawyer Piet du Plessis called his witness, a correctional services social worker, Annette Vergeer, to the dock.
Vergeer said Ndlovu was using every opportunity to stay positive in prison and write music, News24 previously reported. According to his brother, Ndlovu had been supporting his family financially.
“He is an honest and humble person and was always the one to protect the vulnerable,” the brother said. Ndlovu earned R50 000 a month prior to his arrest.
In aggravation of sentencing, State prosecutor Pratisha Salie, said the victim was unable to testify due to the publicity the case had gained.
Instead, Salie read out her statement in court.
“I never felt the same again, I felt so down. You may be going to jail, but you broke me. I never lived a teenage life,” the statement read.
She said Ndlovu took away her happiness and broke her trust, adding that she regarded him as a father but he raped her.
Salie said the victim was not coping after the rape.
Du Plessis said his client was a first-time offender and asked for a minimum sentence of 10 years.
Music is well known for enhancing one's experiences and adding a bit more value to our lives.
It has been a good year for Namibian music with a medley of stellar hit songs.
Here is our pick of some of the songs you should be listening to.
The first tea party was hosted in 2015 with only 40 people in attendance.
This, however, did not discourage the organisers from their vision. This year they hosted their third party with a higher attendance. “I lost a sister in law to breast cancer in 2013. It was a very painful process because it was my first time seeing someone just wasting away.
The strength she had on her sick bed gave me the passion to start something for the Namibian women and also to let the men in since cancer doesn't discriminate,” said the founder Mureko.
Namibia's Biggest Tea Party 4 Hope works hand in hand with the Cancer Association of Namibia with the core focus to create awareness of cancer in Namibia, and to fight cancer to the best of their abilities through various media such as handing out pamphlets and assisting cancer patients emotionally, physically and financially as best possible through their journey.
Every year, from the 300 types of cancers known, the organisers pick two which are thoroughly discussed at the event.
With breast cancer on the rise in Namibia, it was one of the topics as was cervical cancer.
“The symptoms are easily detectable and everyone can do self-examination which could save their life. Feel your boobies and should you notice something different, go to the nearest medical centre,” said Mureko.
This year's tea party included comedian Mark, dancer Sasha and two designers Hafeni and Immanuel who had collections for men and women that spoke about awareness. Both designers said Namibian artists have a role in spreading the word and they pleaded with local artists to use their talents for a greater cause and to take part in such initiatives.
“The brave way for ladies showing how strong they are is usually by dressing up and men hardly do much besides moral support.
My collection is for men to go the extra mile and look good for their ladies too. That's why I did laced lingerie for men,” they said.
Immanuel's collection was inspired by ladies to still look good and embrace their bodies after battling cancer.
The candid series documents the ins-and-outs of the wedding planning process, the elaborate wardrobes, traditional and western cuisine, as the couple traverse South Africa to put together their special occasion. Touching on the traditional wedding and finally culminating in the white wedding, fans will see the absolute beauty of the couple's love and commitment to each other. Viewers will also be treated to snippets of Quinton's proposal to Minnie.
Minnie commented on starring in and producing the show, “Minnie Dlamini: Becoming Mrs Jones is not a reality show, but more a three-part docu-series. It's my journey, told through my eyes, my way. Producing the show helped me maintain control of the creative process throughout. The production is deeply personal and I can't wait to share it with the country, as I step into my new role of being Mrs Jones.”
Catch the second episode of Minnie Dlamini: Becoming Mrs Jones on VUZU AMP (DStv channel 103), from tomorrow at 19:30.
The kind of giving I'm referring to is all kinds of artists must get involved with organisations and help to create awareness on social issues. Sometimes it just takes one tweet or share of a poster about TB or cancer that could save someone's life. One can go to the Gender-Based Violence Investigation Unit just to find out what happens there and in your own capacity, you can share it on your social media platforms. It can impact a woman who is stuck in a situation. Or, just randomly visit the cancer ward; you never know who of your fans is there or their relative. That can easily make someone's day and it instils hope and faith.
I believe it is time we stop this culture of just wanting people to come to our shows, but our portraits and albums think little about those who buy their music. I'm not saying all artists don't give back because I know some who do. If we all pull and lend a helping hand we can really make a difference.
Last but not least, let's all invest in our health by maintaining healthy lifestyles and going for regular medical check-up. Prevention is better than cure because it's easier to stop something happening than to repair damage after it has happened. Ladies feel those boobies!
Let's keep our heartbeat healthy.