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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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    Under-20 trip not yet confirmedUnder-20 trip not yet confirmedCosafa tournament draws nearer The Namibia Football Association (NFA) still has to submit a budget for funds from the Ministry of Sport before the team can plan the trip to Zambia. Uncertainty surrounds Namibia's presence at the annual under-20 Confederations of Southern Africa Football (Cosafa) tournament.

    The annual regional tournament is slated for Zambia from 6-16 December.

    Last year, Namibia had to withdraw from the tournament because of money troubles. The recession also resulted in the under-17 team withdrawing from the Cosafa tournament.

    The under-20 team needed around N$1.2 million to travel to South Africa, which they failed to raise.

    The Namibia Football Association (NFA) has entered an under-20 team for this year's Cosafa competition but funding is still a problem.

    The NFA still has to request funds from the ministry of sport.

    It has not yet selected players for the tournament either.

    NFA president Frans Mbidi said the association was positive that the team would travel to Zambia though.

    Mbidi confirmed that funds were still not available, but was optimistic that the NFA would secure the money for the trip.

    “Yes, I can confirm that we have handed in our name for the competition.

    “We are waiting to finalise a budget that we will send to the ministry of sport.

    “What I can assure you is that we are in a better position than we were last year,” Mbidi said.

    On the other hand, NFA's youth mentor Timo Tjongarero explained why the under-20 team has not been selected yet.

    Tjongarero said most of the eligible boys were still busy with their year-end examinations.

    “I do believe that there will only be a team after the youngsters are done with their examinations.

    “Most of them are in grade ten and twelve and that is why we are still to select the players,” Tjongarero said.

    Mbidi would not say how much they needed, stating it was confidential.

    “We do not want to put too much financial pressure on the ministry,” he said.


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    African underdogs in cup finalAfrican underdogs in cup finalGobabis to host final Debmarine Namibia has announced that the final of the competition will be hosted at Gobabis, the home of Young African FC. Fireworks are expected at the Legare Stadium in Gobabis on 18 November when the 2017 Debmarine Namibia Cup final is played.

    Young African owner and coach Marley Ngarizemo expects victory for his side.

    Ngarizemo says despite the fact that Mighty Gunners have kept most of their players and campaigned in the elite league for years, his inexperienced side has what it takes to cause an upset and win their first major silverware.

    “We are ready to give Mighty Gunners a run for their money.

    “Mighty Gunners are not an easy team to beat and they have been campaigning for the MTC NPL win for years now.

    “The boys are ready and the league games have boosted our performance and fitness levels. Our philosophy and approach will remain the same and nothing will change.

    “It will be a home game but I don't think that will be an advantage because the boys will be expected to outdo themselves and the pressure might not be so good to them,” Ngarizemo said.

    Ngarizemo is pleading with all football fans in the Omaheke Region to turn up and support local football.

    Team captain Donovan Kanjaa, a grade 12 learner at Jacob Marengo High in Windhoek, is proud of the team's work and he hopes the progress continues.

    “The semi-final was not easy at all because we were the underdogs.

    Rundu Chiefs have been playing in the PL for some time now, so they had more mature players, but that didn't stop us from investing all our energy and coming out victorious.

    “Playing the NFA final is an achievement that we can't bypass. We thank the supporters who gave us the drive to do better and the technical team for all their hard work,” said Kanjaa.


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    Oupumako crowned Build-it champsOupumako crowned Build-it champs Home team Oupumako Combined School won the under-13 Build-It competition.

    The winners of the competition were awarded a voucher worth N$5 000 and medals for their effort. The tournament was held at the winning school with the player of the tournament award going to Leo Simon, winning N$1 000 in cash. The runners-up of the tournament were Niitembu Primary School who took home a shopping voucher worth N$2 000.

    Sixteen schools took part in the competition.

    Some of the competitors were previous winners Ondjora Combined School, Oshakati-West Primary School, Kandjengedi Primary School, Eluwa Special School, Okatana Primary School and Shapwa Primary School.

    Semi-final results

    1. Oupumako Combined School (0) Ehenye Primary School (0)

    Oupumako Combined School won 4-0 on penalties. Leo Simon, the goalkeeper, saved 3 penalties

    2. Niitembu Primary School (1) Golden Maggy Primary School (0)

    Final Results

    Oupumako Combined School (1) Niitembu Primary School (0).

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    Fistball Cup set for SaturdayFistball Cup set for Saturday The Bank Windhoek Fistball National Cup tournament will take place at the Cohen Fistball Club in Windhoek this weekend.

    This will be the final tournament of the year and the games will begin at 08:30. Six teams have entered the competition including a team from the Thursday Club - a community of players who only meet on Thursdays.

    The tournament has a round robin format and the matches will be played according to time and not sets as usual.

    After the preliminary round, the two best teams, which normally play in the A category, meet again in the finals.

    The same applies to the B category. As with the playoffs, the youngsters from Cohen Fistball Club and Swakopmund Fistball Club play against each other.

    The finals are expected to be played between 17:00 and 17:30.

    “We want to thank Bank Windhoek for their continued support. Without the bank's support this league would not have been the success that it is,” said Michael Baas, chairperson of the Namibia Fistball Association.

    The annual general meeting will take place on 28 November. Besides elections, a new league structure will be discussed.


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  • 10/30/17--15:00: Turkey coup trial resumes
  • Turkey coup trial resumesTurkey coup trial resumes A mass trial in Turkey restarted yesterday of more than 220 suspects, including former generals, accused of being among the ringleaders of last year's coup bid to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    The suspects face life sentences if convicted of charges ranging from using violence to try to overthrow the government and parliament, to killing nearly 250 people.

    Turkey blames the 15 July 2016 coup attempt on Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a claim he strongly denies.

    Gulen, who lives in self-imposed exile in the United States, is among several of the 221 suspects named in the indictment but are on the run, with the rest set to appear in court.

    The attempted coup left 249 people dead, not counting 24 coup-plotters killed on the night of the putsch attempt.

    Also among the suspects in one of Turkey's highest-profile prosecutions are several high-ranking military officers including ex-air force commander Akin Ozturk.

    Several of those on trial are accused of leading the so-called “Peace At Home Council”, the name the plotters are said to have given themselves the night of the failed overthrow.

    The case is being heard in Sincan near the capital Ankara, at a facility that was purpose-built to hear coup-related trials.

    In the opening trial in May, alleged coup plotters were booed by protesters as they entered the courtroom, with some shouting slogans in favour of “death penalty” for the suspects.

    The trial is one of many being held across the country to judge the coup suspects in what is the biggest legal process of Turkey's modern history.

    The government has launched a massive crackdown under state of emergency laws imposed in the wake of the failed coup which have been extended several times.

    Over 140 000 people, including public sector employees, have been sacked or suspended over alleged links to the coup while 50 000 people have been arrested since July 2016.

    This week will also see other hearings in Istanbul including journalists from opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper who are standing trial on charges of aiding and abetting terrorist organisations.

    One of Turkey's acclaimed authors Asli Erdogan will appear before a court to.day on charges of spreading terror propaganda on account of her links to a pro-Kurdish newspaper.

    In December she was released pending trial, after 132 days of pre-trial detention.

    Last week, an Istanbul court ordered the release on judicial control of eight human rights activists including Amnesty International's Turkey director Idil Eser, as well as a German and a Swede.

    The cases involving journalists have received criticism from human rights advocates who claim the government is seeking to stifle dissent.


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    Somali security chiefs sackedSomali security chiefs sackedRepeated attacks prompt government action Following a series of deadly attacks, the Somali government has fired both its intelligence and police chiefs in a bid to secure accountability, it says. The death toll from a deadly attack on a hotel in Mogadishu rose to 27 on Sunday, prompting the Somali government to sack its police and intelligence chiefs.

    The move came after al-Qaeda aligned Shabaab gunmen staged coordinated bomb attacks Saturday outside the Nasa Hablod Hotel 2 before storming the building.

    Two weeks ago, Mogadishu was hit by a massive truck bombing that killed 358 people in the troubled country's worst-ever attack.

    Saturday's carnage was unleashed when a car bomb exploded outside the hotel entrance followed by a minibus loaded with explosives going off at a nearby intersection.

    The gunmen then rushed into the popular hotel, launching a siege that lasted several hours.

    Officials had initially given a toll of 14 dead, saying “most” of the casualties were civilians although a senior police official and a former MP were among them.

    “Five gunmen stormed the building, two of them were killed and the rest captured alive,” security ministry spokesperson Abdiasiz Ali Ibrahim told reporters.

    Sporadic gunfire could be heard inside the building where the gunmen had holed up, but several people managed to escape, officials said.

    “Most people fled the hotel through a back door but some are still trapped inside,” Mohamed Dek told AFP after managing to escape the hotel after the initial explosion.

    The Shabaab claimed the attack in a statement on its Andalus radio station, saying it was a hotel where “apostate officials” were staying.

    The latest toll was given by Security Minister Mohamed Abukar Islow at a cabinet meeting at which ministers approved the dismissal of intelligence agency boss Abdillahi Mohamed Sanbalooshe and police chief Abdihakim Dahir Said.

    The two were “fired for the purpose of serious accountability,” said a statement, which also said police were interrogating the three captured gunmen.

    The removal of the officials comes soon after the abrupt resignation of Somalia's defence minister and army chief on October 12, both of whom quit without explanation just two days before the massive truck bombing.

    Although a new army chief was named the same day, General Abdi Jama Warsame, the defence portfolio remains vacant.

    Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed swiftly condemned Saturday's attack, saying it would not halt the country's determination to fight back.

    In Sunday's statement, the information minister said five people had so far been arrested in connection with the October 14 attack.

    To date, no group has claimed responsibility for the truck bombing, though Shabaab militants have been widely blamed. The Shabaab lost its foothold in Mogadishu in 2011 but has continued its fight, launching regular attacks on military, government and civilian targets in the capital and elsewhere.


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  • 10/30/17--15:00: A Namibian comic book
  • A Namibian comic bookA Namibian comic book Shona Ngava

    Many people grow up looking up to certain heroes and heroines either from their favourite comic books or favourite super hero movies. These movies and comic books provide relief and entertainment to many people when they need it. The same can be said about the Namibian Science fiction and futuristic comic book called Keeper.

    The book was designed and illustrated by Silas Mentos Nanogolo and the storyline concept was done by Shaimemanya Kondjashili. Kondjashili says they realised that not many young people were reading enough and that inspired them to work on the comic book. “We just wanted to get young people to read and one way we thought we could make it interesting was to get create and design an authentically Namibian story that would get them interested in reading,” he says.

    It took them close to four years to work on their comic because they wanted it to have the best quality. “The story for the comic book took us one year to finish and sketching and digitalisation process took another three years,” he shares. The plot of the movie revolves around Ethan Daniels or Cetrix who is the protector and the Keeper of earth. He has to protect planet earth’s core which keeps it alive from evil people. The timeline of the book is set in Ancient Europe and in Zimbabwe.

    Kondjashili says that they wish to create awareness about history and many other important issues through the book as the story line and concept develops. “Comic books are a good illustration method that we can use to teach people about African and Namibian history. There is so much we can focus on through the book that can impact the lives of the ones reading it,” he says.

    He revealed that they printed 500 copies of the book. This is the first series of the book titled Volume 1 issue 1 and he says they plan on releasing the second issue of the book end of November. “We have already started working on the second issue of the book which will be released end of November and it is going to be an exciting project that people need to look out for,” he says.

    The comic features a sleek and colourful design that would entice a person into reading it. Some of the characters such as Ash, Emily and Ellahius will make you want to read the book the moment you open it. The comic book can also be used by the authors to put emphasis on many problems such as, alcohol and drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, peer pressure as the plot continues.

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  • 10/30/17--15:00: What makes you beautiful?
  • What makes you beautiful?What makes you beautiful? What makes you…you? Beauty is a word with different meanings, yet does beauty lie in what society says it does, or is there a bigger picture? Tulipomwene Kalunduka

    Modern society is completely obsessed with physical appearances. We judge each other based on the newest trends, televised illusions and celebrity images, to make us look specific. We have become more obsessed with this illusion of beauty, that we have developed technology in order to change our bodies or alter photographs to make us look like what we feel is beautiful.

    Who said that in order to be beautiful, you have to be a model on the front page of a magazine or that you have to alter your physique to fit this model of beauty? Beauty is not about blue eyes, straight noses, slim physiques, your weight, height or clothing style. It is not determined by the amount of pores, blemishes or pimples on your face. Your pores and blemishes are the flaws that define you as a person. You are not defined by your looks. Your beauty is not defined by it either. What lies with you, is what defines you.

    “Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder,” is a common used quote, but isn’t it that beholders see differently? Beauty is not meant to please the eye but the rather the mind and heart. People are more captivated by a unique personality, than an eye-catching face. Your beauty is skin deep and there is no shade to that.

    Why do we as teenagers deprecate each other? We are all beautiful. Beauty is not about what you see on the outside, it is more about your character, confidence, intellect, compassion and all the characteristics, which make you…, you. Inner beauty represents inner peace. Two people who represent this well are Nelson Mandela and Mother Theresa, and today they are extremely loved and appreciated. Not because of their looks, but rather because of their actions. Looks fade, but what you did, how you affected the world, will last forever.

    Look in the mirror. Smile. Stop examining your every fault, because you are a masterpiece. A famous poet once said, “a thing of beauty is a joy forever.” So be you and be beautiful.

    *Tulipomwene is a 17 year old student at Windhoek High School. She aspires to inspire through her writing and she desires to rattle the world with her words. She feels as though WHS has contributed enormously to molding and shaping her.

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  • 10/30/17--15:00: Dear 21st century child
  • Dear 21st century childDear 21st century child Teopolina Natangwe Shikulo

    In a time and age where it feels like society and media dictates how you should act, dress and what you should do, do you still remember who you are?

    Many of us are broken and are barely holding on, we are tired and end up saying “life is hard”, but is it really hard or do we just complicate it enough to make it seem hard? Let us take a little trip down the road of truth. Have you ever tried to squeeze through s really tiny gate and even when you know you will not fit you keep squeezing anyway, hoping the gate will magically become wide enough. Then if you do actually get to squeeze your way through, take a look at yourself and see how much harm you have done. Ironically, you probably said to yourself, “no, I haven not”, but let us look at that again. We live in a world where everyone wants to fit in, everyone wants to be cool, wants to be popular, wants to wear the latest Five Roses jeans and hang out with coolest crowd. All the things I have just mentioned could be your tiny gate. You want to fit in so much that you forget who you are and break yourself down to to fit through the gate.

    The word ‘friend’ can be described in many ways, but I like to define it as someone who knows me for me. A friend is someone who you do not have to pretend and wear a mask for. They love you, not for what you have or can do, but for who you really are. Dear 21st centure child, you do not have to be someone you are not to be accepted as the right people will accept you whether you wear branded jeans or Mr. Price jeans. Many of you have friends you cannot even really open up and talk to. You are struggling with depression and you are lonely, but you have friends over every day. You walk around with masks pretending everything is okay and terrified at the idea of anyone finding out the truth of you feel because you do not know how they will react. One day, the weight will be too heavy to bear and you will need help.

    Look at your friends and evaluate, when you fall, will they catch you or will they be too busy? It is a provoking question, but you need to be able to answer it. Let us take off our masks and be real. Pretending is a role you will get tired of. Surround yourself with genuine people and life will not be so hard, but always remember to notice and recognize genuine, you have to be it.

    *Teopolina Shikulo is a medical student at Cavendish University of Medicine in Lusaka, Zambia. She aims to inspire and motivate the youth.

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    Oompangela dhokuya moshipala iiponga mondjila yaWestern BypassOompangela dhokuya moshipala iiponga mondjila yaWestern BypassOshindji osha pumbwa okuningwa natango Eshunitho pevi lyondapo ndjoka ya pitikwa okuhingwa mondjila yoWestern Bypassm Ovenduka inashi shunitha pevi omwaalu gwiiponga mbyoka tayi ningilwa mondjila ndjoka. Ehangano lyoRoads Authority olya popi kutya ompangelayokushunitha pevi ondapo mondjila ndjoka inayi shololitha aahingi noshindji natango osha pumbwa okuningwa opo ku tulwe po egameno mondjola ndjoka.

    Ehangano olya popi kutya nonando okwa tulwa oongamba dhondapo oshona mondjila ndjoka, ope na aahingi mboka itaya iyutha komulandu ngoka, pahapu dhomupopiliko gwoAR, Hileni Fillemon.

    Okwa popi kutya eshunitho pevi lyondapo mondjila ndjoka, oshi li owala andola ekwatho lyotango, ihe omilandu odhindji dhopauindjinia odha pumbwa okuningwa opo ku kalekwepo egameno.

    MuAguste nuumvo ondapo ndjoka ya pitikwa mondjila moka osha shunwa pevi okuya poo80km/h okuza pookilometa 120 mowili.

    Omayalulo gopaungomba ngoka ga longithwa koshifokundaneki shoNamibian Sun oga ulike kutya aantu oyendji oye wete kutya etokolo ndyoka inali eta omalunduluko gasha, na osha etitha woo oluhindo kwaamboka taya gwanitha po omulandu ngoka. Aashona yowala mboka ya pandula etokolo ndyoka na oya popi kutya oli li etameko ewanawa.

    Oshigwana osha gandja woo omusholondondo gwomagwedhelepo, mwa kwatelwa etulo lyolugombo kondjila ndjoka opo ku yandwe aayendi yokolupadhi ya taagulukile owala kehe pamwe..

    Fillemon okwa popi kutya oye na ontseyo kutya ondjila ndjoka oya ninga omukundu kaalongithi yondjila mwakwatelwa aayendi yokolupadhi.

    Okwa popi kutya RA pamwe nookuume ke oya tothamo iinima yimwe mbyoka taya vulu okutala mwakwatelwa uuindjinia, oompango oshowo elongo.

    Ekandulepo lyomukundu pakulongitha uuindjinia okutulapo omatsakanena goondjila dhopane nenge okutula po omalamba gomoondjila. RA ota pangele woo okupata oondjila dhokuya mondjila ndjoka, ndhoka dhaaheli pamulandu.

    Okwa popi woo kutya otaya pangele okutulapo odhalate nomainda , opo aayendi yokolupadhi kaya vule okuya mondjila ndjoka moonkambadhla dhokuyi taaguluka nokutulila po aayendi yokolupadhi oontopa dhokutaagulukila. Omatanaukilo ga kehe pamwe mondjla ndjoka nago otaga ka yiwa moshipala.

    Uuministeli wIilonga inawu yamukula komapulo ngoka wa tuminwa mOmaandaha goshiwike sha piti.

    MuSepetemba, ominista Alpheus !Naruseb oya tseyitha kutya omainda gondapo onene otaga ka tulwa mondjila ndjoka mbala, niimaliwa ya thika poN$400 000 oya nuninwa okutula ondjila ndjoka omalamba gomoondjila.

    Oshigwana sha popi

    Komayalulo gopaungomba ngoka ga longithwa koshifokundaneki shoNamibian Sun, aakwashigwana yamwe oya popi kutya omalelo naga geele mboka taya ihumbata nayi mondjila ndjoka, molwaashoka aantu owala aashona taya gwanithwa po omulandu omupe gwondapo ya shuna pevi mondjila moka. Oya popi kutya ngele kape na aakalekipo yoveta, nena nonando ondapo ndjoka oya tulwa pookilometa 20 mowili, kape na mboka taye yi gwanithwa po.

    Aantu oyendji oya gandja uusama komaihumbato gonayi gaahingi oshowo aayendi yokolupadhi mboka taya etitha iiponga mondjila shoka.

    Yamwe oya popi kutya ngele omaihumbato gaalongithi yondjila itaga lunduluka nena oompango noondapo tashi shunitha pevi itashi kala ekandulepo lyomukundu.

    Yamwe oya gandja omagwedhelepo opo ku tungwe odhalate yo aayendi yokolupadhi kaya vule okutaaguluka ondjila ndjoka.


    *Olopota yagwedhwapo koNampa

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    A dhipaga okamona nokukateta uulumentuA dhipaga okamona nokukateta uulumentu Oshigwana shomomudhingoloko gwaNdangwa osha thigwa mehaluko enene sho omukiintu ta tamanekelwa edhipago lyokamonamati koomvula 10, hoka woo a tete uulumentu.

    Edhipago ndyoka tali yemateke olya ningwa oshiwike sha piti mEtine. Omunamimvo 31 omukiintu okwa holoka mompangulilo ohela nopolisi oya popi kutya okanona kedhina Erickson Malulu oka adhika ka tetwa uulumentu oshowo omuligu, nomudhimba gwokanona hoka okwa adhika popepi nokamba yaakwiita ompe.

    Oshikundanekifo shoNamibian Sun osha talelepo olukanda lwedhina Epya mOndangwa moka omufekelwa a kala a ha zi uule womvula yimwe.

    Uuyelele kombinga yedhipago ndyoka inawu zamo wa yela sho opolisi ya lopota kutya iilyo mbyoka ya tetwa okanona hoka oya dhika monayilona mondjato yopeke yomukiintu ngoka.

    Oshigwana otashi popi kutya iilyo mbyoka okwe yi fala kongeleka ihe inaku tumbulwa edhina lyongeleka.

    Omukiintu ngoka okwa tulwa miipandeko na opolisi oye mu pula e yi fale pehala lyoshiningwanima. Pahapu dhomushiinda gwomufekelwa, okwa li mono nakusa sho a zi kosikola na okwa li a yi a ka dhane, ihe yina okwa li e ke mu konga.

    Aashiinda oya popi kutya okanona hoka okavuliki naaluhe oka kala haka sile uumwayina oshisho omanga yina e li kiilonga.

    “Otandi dhimbuluka Erickson kutya okanona ke na omikalo na ohaka sile oshisho uumwayina. Oka kala haka telekele uumwayina uuna yina ke po na oke na esimaneko lyaakuluntu,” omushiinda shawo a popi.

    Namibian Sun okwa nongele kutya mOsoondaha ya piti, omufekelwa okwa tutumo iinima ye ayihe megumbo nokuyilanditha po, na okwa popi kutya iinima mbyoka oyi na oombepo dha nyata.

    Aashiinda oya li ya ithana opolisi, ndjoka ya tala owala onkalo na oya shuna. Aashiinda otaya gandja uusama kopolisi ndjoka inayi kutha po omukiintu ngoka opo a kaningilwe omakonaakono gopamadhilaadhilo.

    “Ongula yEtine okwa piti pegumbo lyandje nokukundandje, molwaashoka ye omuntu gumwe ngoka ita vulu okupita pungoye ine ku kunda. Kandi mu shi lela nawa ihe oku na omikalo. Nakusa okwa li ha piti pegumbo lyandje uuna tayi koskola na aluhe okwa li ha popitha ndje,” omukwashigwana gumwe a popi.

    Ehololomadhilaadhilo olya li lya longekidhwa okuningwa ohela, moka aakwashigwana taya pula opo ya mone omusita ngoka a lombwele omukiintu ngoka a longe iilonga mbyoka ya nyata.

    Aantu yamwe otaya popi kutya omusita okwa ya nale ontuku. Omukiintu ngoka ota tamanekelwa oshipotha shedhipago oshowo eyonagulo lyolutu.


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    Omagumbo 300 ga pu okutungwa mOmbayeOmagumbo 300 ga pu okutungwa mOmbaye Omupresidende Hage Geingob mEtitano okwa gandja kooyene omagumbo gaaIi gomomagumbo 300 ngoka ga tungwa kohi yopoloyeka yoMassive Urban Land Servicing mOmbaye.

    Omagumbo ngoka ogeli oshitopolwa shotango shomagumbo ga thika po 760 ngoka taga tungwa komahangano gokutunga geli 42 mo Extensions 5, 6 no 7 moKuisebmond ( moka tamu tungwa omagumbo 520) oshowo moExtension 7 moNarraville moka tamu tungwa omagumbo geli 220.

    John Tjituka nofamili oya pewa ooshapi dhegumbo lyawo lyoondunda mbali okuza komuleli Geingob omanga Werner Nangolo pamwe nofamili ye, ya yi megumbo lyawo lyoondunda ndatu moKuisebmond.

    Geingob okwa popi kutya opoloyeka ndjoka otayi ulike uumbangi kombinga yaashoka tashi vulu okupondowa ngele aantu taya nanene ombinga yimwe.

    Omupresidende okwa popi kutya nonando ewapaleko lyevi ndyoka lya tungwa omagumbongoka, olya kwatelwa komeho kepangelo, etungo lyomagumbo olya longwa komahangano gopaumwene okupitila moprograma yopublic-private partnership.

    Omuleli okwa popi kutya oku na omukumo netegelelo okumona oshinima sha faathana tashi ningwa mondoolopa yaShakati oshowo mOvenduka.

    Omuleli okwa pula oshigwana shiimange kumwe opo ku vule okukandulwa po omikundu ndhoka dha taalela oshigwana ngaashi ompumbwe yuuyogoki oshowo omagumbo, ta popi kutya omikundu ndhoka otadhi kandulwa po owala melongitho lyondungethaneko yoHarambee. Omupresidende okwa pandula muni gwaMbaye sho a yanda eshunitho monima lyoopoloyeka dhilwe, sho omagumbo gamwe ngoka ga kala kage na aantu ga yonagulwa.


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  • 10/30/17--15:00: Klein, maar bekwaam
  • Klein, maar bekwaamKlein, maar bekwaam Octavia Tsibes

    Rocky Crest Hoërskool is vanjaar nege jaar oud en in hierdie tyd het hulle baie veranderinge ondergaan. In 2008 het die skool sy lewe begin as die Windhoek Sekondêre Projekskool, met 57 leerlinge, vyf onderwysers en een instusionele werker. Aan die stuur van die skool die afgelope nege jaar, deur sy transformasie na Rocky Crest Hoërskool, is mnr. Alban Kloppers.

    Rocky Crest Hoërskool is geleë tussen die rotse, heuwels en valleie van westelike Windhoek. Die visie van die skool is om invloedryke, produktiewe landsburgers in die velde van akademie, kultuur leierskap en sport te ontwaak.

    Volgende jaar vanaf 28 Februarie tot 4 Maart 2018 sal die skool hul tiende bestaansjaar vier en hulle sal die fees met 'n gala dinee afskop. "Ons het groot planne vir die skool, ons wil volgende jaar se geleenthede gebruik om fondse in te samel sodat ons nodige bouwerk aan die skool kan voltooi", sê mnr Kloppers.

    Mnr Kloppers het gesê dat hulle die skool ingang wil opknap deur die skool se visie en missie op die ingang te verf. Hulle wil ook in elke klas ‘n plafon installeer.

    Die skool wil egter ook aan hul leerlinge meer geleenthede bied. "Ons wil van volgende jaar af op opvoedkundige toere gaan, om die leerders te wys hoe hul skoolwerk bydrae tot vaardighede waarvan hulle ‘n loopbaan kan maak. Op daardie manier sal die leerlinge hul skoolwerk beter verstaan”, sê Kloppers.


    "Ons is nou nege jaar oud maar ons het twee skoolbuse en 'n volledig toegeruste rekenaarlaboratorium, wat baie ander skole nie het nie. Dit wys net dat ons 'n skool is wat mooi saam werk”, sê Darren Mwala, ‘n leerlingraadslid.

    Renè Tjazerua, ook ‘n leerlingraadslid het gesê: "Behalwe dat die skool jonk is, is daar 'n aantal dinge waarop ons trots kan wees, alhoewel jy dit nie saam met jou dra as jy vertrek nie. Die skool het byvoorbeeld ‘n uitruilprogram met buitelandse skole en die ervaring daarvan is eintlik goed vir die hele skool”. Die skool het ook maatskaplike klubs wat vir hulle help om akademiese skoolwerk en buitemuursie aktiwiteite te balanseer.

    “Die skool kan hoe klein wees, maar ons kan baie doen omdat ons saam staan as ‘n skool”, sê Alonashka Belokon, 'n leerlingraadslid en adjunk-junior burgemeester van Windhoek.

    Pauline Tjihukununa wat ook op die leerlingraad dien, is trots op die skool se geskiedenis en opgewonde oor hul toekoms. "Ons skool is wat ek beskryf as ‘risk takers’. Ek gebruik nie ons nege jaar bestaan ??as 'n verskoning vir enige gebrek aan prestasies nie. Met tyd saam sal ons beslis bo uit kom”.

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    A new beginning for high school education A new beginning for high school education The Ministry of education recently unveiled its plans for implementing a new high school curriculum. The new curriculum was implemented for grade 8s in 2017. The old curriculum will continue for current grade 9 to 12 scholars until 2020. Chanel Botha, Windhoek Gymnasium

    A new era of Namibian education

    We interviewed Mr Patrick Simalumba, Deputy Director Curriculum Research and Development at the Ministry of Basic Education, about the implementation timetable of the revised curriculum.

    The new curriculum for grade 10 and 11 scholars will continue to be known as Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary levels (NSSCO) and will replace the current NSSCO grade 11 and 12 curriculum.

    The current Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Higher levels (NSSCH) grade 11 and 12 curriculum will be replaced by the new one year Grade 12 Namibia Secondary School Certificate Advanced Subsidiary (”NSSCAS”) curriculum. Selected schools in each region will offer the new NSSCAS curriculum. According to Mr Simalumba, the Ministry of Basic Education is still in the process of identifying these selected schools.

    Timetable of new curriculum

    Mr Simalumba explained that the timetable of the new and old curriculum is as follows:


    First year of new curriculum

    Last year of old curriculum


    Grade 9 semi external examinations to proceed to new grade 10 and 11 2-year NSSCO curriculum

    Grade 10 scholars will write the last JSC exams to proceed to the old grade 11 NSSCO / NSSCH curriculum

    Grade 12 will write third last old NSSCO / NSSCH curriculum


    Grade 10 first of new 2-year NSSCO curriculum

    Grade 12 will write second last old NSSCO / NSSCH exams


    Grade 11 write first new NSSCO exams

    Grade 12 write last old NSSCO / NSSCH exams


    Selected grade 12 scholars write first NSSCAR exams at selected schools

    Implications of the new curriculum

    Implementation of any new educational system will naturally bring many challenges with it. One such challenge will be that Grade 9 scholars will be allowed to repeat their grade, should they fail. This could be challenging for many schools, as they would need to accommodate the learners who failed, as well as those who passed grade 8. The challenge of accommodating learners will be alleviated by the fact that only selected scholars will proceed to NSSCAR grade 12 at selected schools and therefore the classroom space and teaching resources that they would have required could now be utilised by repeat grade 9 scholars.

    Aside from the academic impact it will have, there are many other implications of implementing the new curriculum that need to be taken into consideration. Sports teams in school leagues will be affected due to many learners completing their school careers at a younger age than normal, with the average age possibly decreasing to 17 years. As most senior leagues are u/19, it may lead to schools struggling to fill these leagues, as many learners leave school before they reach those teams.

    It will also be interesting to see how Universities in Namibia, South Africa and other countries will calculate the admission points (APT) for university entrance for the new Grade 11 NSSCO certification and Grade 12 NSSCAS certification.

    2017 will definitely only be the beginning of a very interesting phase in our Namibian education.

    Response to questions sent through the PS office is as follow:


    Namibia started implementing the revised curriculum in 2015.

    Junior Primary (Pre-primary, grades 1-3) was implemented in 2015, Senior Primary (grades 4-7) in 2016, and grade 8 in 2017.

    Grade 9 will be implemented in 2018, Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary (NSSCO) level (a two-year course ‘grade 10-11’ will be implemented in 2019. Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Advanced Subsidiary (NSSCAS) level (grade 12) will be implemented in 2021.

    1. Will grade 9’s write an external exam and if they pass will they proceed to grade 10, otherwise leave school if they fail. Which year will they write the first exam?

    Grade 9 learners will write semi-external examination to proceed to grade 10 and if they fail they will repeat and continue to be provided with learning support. The first examination for grade 9 is in 2018.

    2. Will grade 7 be in high school or primary school? Which year will this happen?

    Grade 7 is the last grade in Senior Primary phase. It is part of primary school. Senior Primary revised curriculum was implemented in 2016.

    3. Will there be an external exam for grade 11, and which year will that be?

    Yes, learners write external examinations for NSSCO level qualification at the end of grade 11. Their first examination based on the revised curriculum is in 2020.

    4. Which year will the current grade 10’s write their last exam?

    The full-time grade 10 learners will write their last examination based on the ‘old’ curriculum in 2018.

    5. Will there only be NSSH level for grade12’s and will there be a grade 13 as well? Which year will that be?

    NSSCH will be replaced by a new qualification called Namibia Secondary School Certificate Advanced Subsidiary (NSSCAS) level implemented with first examination in 2021. There will be no grade 13 for now.

    6. Does this mean on average most children will leave school in grade 11, and on average 17 years old? Will this not impact sport at school where most senior teams are under 19 and not under 17?

    Some learners will progress to grade 12 (if meeting requirement), others will go for institutions of further education and training, while others will seek employments or upgrade their symbols with NAMCOL.

    It won’t impact sport at schools as learners will even be exposed to better sporting skills, values and the spirit of sportsmanship earlier than before and mature as professional persons in their mid 20s. Also there are some learners in the system who may have failed at least once in their schooling, in addition to a number of learners progressing to grade 12.

    7. Will there only be selected school’s giving grade 12. ±How many schools.

    There will be schools in each region offering grade 12. These could be schools with experience in teaching NSSCH or performing better in NSSCO. The number could be substantial and identification of these schools is still in the process as the NSSCAS curriculum will be implemented in 2021.

    Patrick Simalumba

    Deputy Director

    Curriculum Research and Development

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    Get inside and go out there with the new Nissan X-TrailGet inside and go out there with the new Nissan X-TrailA serious contender in the crossover segment With an array of Nissan Intelligent Mobility features, the new X-Trail is the definitive crossover for the discerning, yet adventurous buyer. Nissan pioneered the crossover segment and still leads it today by continually evolving its range to the needs of its customers with versatile vehicles allowing you to break free of the city limits whenever you want.

    Not only does the new X-Trail have the look and feel of a premium SUV, but it also has the super-smart technology that provides the ability to tackle any on-road or off-road adventure. And because families come in all shapes and sizes, the new X-Trail has the option of seven seats, ensuring that no one misses out on the fun.

    The sumptuous comfort combined with effortless functionality guarantees that the new competitively-priced model is for those who appreciate good design and modern, trendy styling in the type of vehicle that will help you create precious memories for years to come.

    Nissan Intelligent Mobility

    Technology should never be intrusive. When it’s designed properly, it must simply function in the background and step in only when you need it to.

    Among the stand-out features on the new X-Trail are these NIM highlights:

    Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention Intelligent Lane Intervention Intelligent Cross Traffic Alert Intelligent Emergency Braking Intelligent Forward Collision Warning Intelligent Auto Headlights

    Interior upgrades

    If you’re looking for a capable, tried-and-trusted, comfortable crossover to suit your active lifestyle, look no further. The new Nissan X-Trail doesn’t compromise on what you expect from this much-loved SUV: Cutting edge technology, modern design, superb safety, phenomenal 4x4 capabilities, premium features and space for the whole family.

    The interior features an upmarket design with new styling for the steering, the door finishes, the console wrap and the seat fabric has been upgraded to a plush material.

    The black leather trim has also been enhanced and now features white stitching while the steering wheel is D-shaped. The centre console and the console lid have also been improved.

    Exterior enhancements

    The new X-Trail’s dynamic styling is echoed throughout this always-ready-for-adventure SUV. There are beautiful new 17- and 19-inch alloys to choose from together with new exterior colours.

    A new “V-Motion” grille and bumper, revised headlights and signature day-time running lights.

    The front also features integrated fog lamps while the rear has LED boomerang taillights and the rear bumper has been harmonised with the stunning new face of the X-Trail.

    A crossover for everyone

    As a crossover leader, Nissan has a vehicle to suit every need. The Juke remains a firm favourite for those looking for a small SUV while the Qashqai has established itself as the go-to mid-sized crossover for adventurous types starting a family.

    And, of course, the X-Trail has made its mark over the years with discerning customers looking for a large, premium crossover that offers comfort, versatility and smart technology while also being great value for money.

    If you’re in the market for the ultimate first-class crossover that oozes executive charm while conquering anything in its path, Nissan has that segment covered too with the brilliant new Patrol being launched soon.- MotorPress

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  • 10/30/17--15:00: Shot of the day
  • Shot of the dayShot of the day FASHION ICON: Tourists visit the new Yves Saint Laurent Museum in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh on 19 October 2017. It was a fusion of the Moroccan traditions and contemporary flair that inspired Yves Saint Lauren and a museum to the famed fashion designer is set to be unveiled in his beloved Marrakesh. Photo: NAMPA/AFP

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  • 10/30/17--15:00: It is all about 'me'
  • It is all about 'me'It is all about 'me' The way things are going at the moment in Namibia, one might be forgiven for thinking that there is a new scramble going on. This time, not for Africa, but for the heart of Namibia and the soul of its institutions. And this time, the collectors are not coming from out there, somewhere across the water, but right here, from within!

    It seems that people are only interested in vying for public positions - political specifically, and others in general - because of the possibility of the resultant looting and self-enrichment that can be accomplished through these. This, to the detriment of the soon to be dry corpse of what used to be a beautiful, prosperous country, with a small, functional economy and civil institutions, but one working for and on behalf of all its people.

    Self-interest, aggrandisement and good-old “me first” seem to be the only criteria and merit when manoeuvring for positions in the upper echelons of power these days. Which then seemingly, naturally leads to a prime position for raiding the pool of communal money which is supposed to be there for the exact opposite reason and purpose.

    It is becoming very obvious, that “serving the people” and their needs is the very last thing on the minds of these modern-day conquerors, chancers and parasites. And the most laughable thing about this farce, is the finger-pointing at others, the sort of “don't accuse me if you have your hand in the till as well” mentality - thereby admitting that everyone is in on this sick joke! All forgotten and of no importance, is the fundamental, sacred duty of using and administering these collective resources for the good and wellbeing of all of humanity in Namibia and beyond.

    Simple, but very powerful things, like setting the example through selfless deeds and service to the community, seem to have been lost and left behind in the previous century. Forgetting, that for a lot of people (voters) out there, thoughtless, selfish actions and deeds and their resulting outcomes, is literally a matter of life and death.

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    Pro-Ed maak ‘n Winterbal witwarmPro-Ed maak ‘n Winterbal witwarm Lee Esterhuysen

    Die Winterbal was die laaste sosiale funksie wat die prefekte en matrieks van 2017 gehad het om te reël. Daar is besluit op `n deftige Maskerbal waarheen almal maskers en formele drag moes dra. Nie eers Swakopmund se weer kon die entoesiasme en verwagtinge demp nie en almal het in hulle mooiste snyerspakke en pragtige aandrokke opgedaag.

    Die bal het nie teleurgestel nie en die standaarde was so hoog soos die hoogste hakke van die getransformeerde dames se en so glansryk soos die opgewonde glinstering in almal se oë. Die saal was `n prentjie uit Phantom of the Opera waarmee die matrieks hulself oortref het en almal se asems weggeslaan het. Die yslike maskers, kerse, honderde klein liggies en mooi gedekte tafels het gesorg vir `n feestelike atmosfeer uit die boonste rakke.

    Die musiek en die seuns wat op hulle stuitjies gelê-sit en rap het en onnies wat uitgehaal het op die dansvloer, het gesorg vir baie vermaak. Almal het later in `n sirkel gedans en tot middernag gesokkie en gekuier.

    Volgende jaar se matrieks het beslis groot skoene om vol te staan met die 2018 bal!

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    Bepaal vir 'n positiewe veranderingBepaal vir 'n positiewe verandering Octavia Tsibes

    CJ Brandt Hoërskool is 'n klein skool in Windhoek wat te midde van vele uitdagings, onder andere tienerswangerskappe, dwelmmisbruik en ‘n algemene gebrek aan fondse hul voete probeer vind.

    Me. Salmi Tuyoleni is ‘n lewensvaardighede onderwyseres by die skool wat probeer om die skool se onmiddelike konteks in ag te neem wanneer sy met die leerders werk. "Ek is nou net 'n jaar by hierdie skool en ek het opgemerk dat die omgewing 'n belangrike rol speel in die vorming van die skool. As 'n lewensvaardighede onderwyser het ek besluit om sosiale klubs te stig waar leerlinge met mekaar kan kommunikeer en van mekaar kan leer”.

    Me. Tuyoleni probeer om vir elke leerling individuele aandag te gee wat hulle gemaklik laat voel, maar baie tyd en geduld verg. “Soms as onderwyser vat jy dinge in jou eie hande, wat dinge baie moeilik maak. Verder probeer ek prominente mense na die skool bring om die leerlinge te motiveer," voeg sy by.

    Onlangs het die skool uitgevind dat daar ’n leerling is wat vir homself sorg sonder die bystand van ’n ouer of voog. "Kan jy jouself voorstel dat 'n hoërskoolleerling vir homself moet sorg? Ek verstaan ??nie wat in die samelewing verkeerd gegaan het nie, maar as 'n onderwysser moet jy leerlinge bystaan om hul doelwitte te bereik, " sê sy.

    ‘n Verdere uitdaging is die werklikheid dat leerlinge deesdae maklik beïnvloed word. Groepsdruk speel 'n belangrike rol om die leerlinge óf op die regte spoor te hou óf hul toekoms in gevaar te stel. "Meisies veral kompeteer met ander leerlinge, hulle knoop byvoorbeeld verhoudings aan net om by hul onderskeie vriendekringe in te pas. Hulle raak betrokke in verhoudings met ouer mans wat tot tienerswangerskappe bydra”.

    Me. Tuyoleni voel dat hierdie groepsdruk en die impak daarvan meestal die meisies in die skool raak, alhoewel seuns ook daaronder ly en sodoende in seksuele verhoudings betrokke raak.


    Die 2017-2018-leerlingraad is bewus van die talle uitdagings wat hulle by die skool moet aanpak. Een van die leerlingsraadslede merk op: "as gevolg van die ligging van die skool kan ons nie fondsinsamelinge hou nie.

    Esnard Kaonde, ook ‘n leerlingsraadlid, voeg by: “Die heinings het baie gate in, selfs al het jy sekuriteit by 'n fondsinsameling, is daar ongewenste persone wat 'n manier het om in die skoolterrein in te kom en verwoesting veroorsaak”.

    Kaonde stem verder saam met die Me. Tuyoleni dat hulle verskillende klubs wil stig wat gaan help om die skool in 'n positiewe rigting te beweeg. Hy is ook daarop ingestel om kommunikasie tussen die verskillende rolspelers van die skool te verbeter. "As deel van die leerlingraad wil ek deursigtigheid van die onderwysers, leerlingraad en leerlinge hê. Ek wil hê dat die skool alle negatiewe gebeurtenisse in die verlede moet uitskakel en bou op die toekoms”.

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  • 10/30/17--15:00: Klein dinge gee hulle krag
  • Klein dinge gee hulle kragKlein dinge gee hulle krag Octavia Tsibes

    Dawid Bezuidenhoudt het regdeur sy bestaan ??prominente mense in ons land gelewer en wil steeds meer goeie vrugte produseer in die jaar wat kom.

    "Die skool het soveel toetse deurgemaak, maar dit definieer nie die skool nie. Uit elke mislukking het die skool probeer om streng dissipline te versterk. Benewens die slegte beeld wat die gemeenskap van die skool het, het ons soveel om te wys en te vertel dat ons 'n goeie skool is”, sê Lee-Roy Yambwa, 'n leerlingraadslid.Yambwa sê verder dat hy regdeur sy skoolloopbaan graag eenheid tussen al die leerlinge wil sien. "Voordat ek matrikuleer, wil ek hê dít moet die gees wees. Deur te sien wat die vorige leerlingraad gedoen het, neem jy in wat positief is en jy leer uit die negatiewe. Dit beinvloed wat jy met jou doelwitte as span wil bereik. Dit is presies wat ek wil hê die nuwe leerlingraad moet doen, ” sê hy. Sosiale klubsColleen Nawases, ook ‘n nuwe leerlingraadslid, meen dat die skool reeds die regte skietgoed het om die gees en samewerking aan te vuur. "Die skool het baie sosiale klubs wat hulle as skool laat verenig. Alhoewel die meeste van hulle nie aktief is nie, wil ek hê die nuutverkose leerlingraad waarvan ek deel is moet aan die werk spring om hulle weer op die been te bring. Ek wil hê dat elke leerling by die skool aan 'n sosiale klub moet behoort, hetsy sport- of kultuurgoepe. Dit is een manier om die leerlinge uit die moeilikheid te hou: in die namiddae sal die leerlinge by die skool besig gehou word en sal hulle minder tyd hê vir negatiewe gedrag en meer tyd vir skoolwerk”. Tanya Massarico dien ook op die nuwe leerlingraad en gee die volgende voorbeeld van een sosiale groep by die skool: “die skool se graad 11 leerlinge ontwerp hul eie woordeboek, bestaande uit woorde wat hulle algemeen by die skool gebruik."Dit help om vertroue te bou en dit laat die leerlinge toe om kreatief en opbouend besig te wees”.

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