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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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    Bidfish: Bidvest Nam wants outBidfish: Bidvest Nam wants outNegotiating disposal of interest Bidvest Namibia's share price on the NSX has dropped by N$2.43 or 23.6% a piece since the end of October 2016. It has been blood on the floor across the board which vindicates our 'sell' stance. - Alfred Kamupingene, Research chief: NEB Jo-Maré Duddy

    Bidvest Namibia has entered into negotiations to get rid of its 100% interest in Bidvest Namibia Fisheries Holdings (Bidfish), the company said in a cautionary announcement on the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX).

    The proposed transaction will exclude “certain assets”, the locally listed group said on Wednesday. Bidfish has been in stormy waters since 2013. In its latest financial results, Bidvest Namibia said its fishing division was still plagued by severe negative external market factors, environmental conditions and a shortage of own quota allocations. Additional levies, an unfavourable exchange rate and market prices pilled more pressure on Bidfish in the past financial year. In the 12 months ended June 2017, Bidfish reported a meagre trading profit of about N$39.9 million – a plunge of nearly N$157.6 million or 79.8% compared to the 2016 book-year. From 2013 to 2016, Bidfish's trading profit decreased by about 22% on average every year. Eloise du Plessis, head of research at PSG Namibia, yesterday said quota levies which increased by N$91 per ton to N$475 per ton, observer fees and the introduction of an export levy of 1.5% by the government - effective from 1 June 2017 - place continuous pressure on profitability.

    In its initial impression of Bidvest Namibia's 2017 results, IJG Securities said the group had to spend roughly N$88 million in the last financial year to purchase additional quota for Bidfish. “Additionally, the average price of fish has decreased by 7.5% in hard currency terms while exchange rate fluctuations had a 6.5% negative impact on revenue. To further complicate matters, catch rates and sizes have deteriorated year-on-year, while competition in traditional markets such as the Democratic Republic of Congo has increased following import quotas in the Nigerian market,” IJG said.

    Impact Bidfish's poor performance once again impacted on Bidvest Namibia's financial results in 2017. Five of the other divisions in the group were also dragged down by the recession.

    Food and distribution recorded a drop of 141.8% in trading profit year-on-year, while that of the motor division fell by 46%. The trading profit of the commercial and industrial segment decreased by 26.8% and freight and logistics were down 1.8%.

    As a result, Bidvest Namibia's overall trading profit for 2017 tumbled by about N$202.4 million to N$92.5 million year-on-year. The group has reported declining trading profits for five consecutive financial years.

    Basic earnings per share (EPS) were 72.5% lower at 23.9c, while headline earnings per share fell by 74% to 22.4c. Bidvest Namibia declared a dividend of 10c per share, nearly 74% less than in 2016.


    Local analysts were not impressed.

    “We see the challenges that haunted the group in the past to continue into the future. We change our positive recovery outlook and do not foresee any turnaround soon,” Simonis Storm (SS) said in its full analysis of the results in August.

    “We still expect management to hold off any major acquisitions in the medium term and focus on improving current business operation investment returns, if not to dispose of the non-performing divisions,” SS said.

    SS downgraded its rating for Bidvest Namibia from “hold” to “sell” and dropped its target price by 28% to N$5.99 per share.

    In their initial analysis, IJG said the results were disappointing. Pending an in-depth review, IJG kept its target price for Bidvest Namibia at N$6.30 per share and reiterated its “sell” recommendation.

    Bidvest Namibia's share price has dropped by N$2.43 or 23.6% a piece since the end of October 2016. It ended at N$7.85 per share on the local index of the NSX on Wednesday.

    In their initial impressions of the group's 2017 financials, Namibia Equity Brokers (NEB) referred to the plummeting share price, saying it is “virtually the net tangible asset value per share of 737c per share”.

    “It has been blood on the floor across the board which vindicates our 'sell' stance,” NEB said.

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    Blossom slapped with NAMAs ban Blossom slapped with NAMAs ban The Namibia Music Awards executive committee this afternoon announced that it has slapped local musician Blossom with a 12-month ban following tribal remarks she made on social media which are apparently directed at President Hage Geingob. The remarks were posted on 19 October this year on her private Facebook page. Yesterday Blossom also lost out on a Bank Windhoek gig where she was due to perform. "Save to say the ban is conditional on the bid that Blossom extends a public apology. Any inaction on Blossom's part of no apology being forthcoming, will leave no option but for the executive committee of the NAMAs to extend the ban with another year," the statement read. "A strong warning needs to be send to all artist/s that if they wish to associate themselves with the NAMAs, they have a responsibility to behave and completely desist from making tribal, racial remarks or act in a manner that is unbecoming and undignified to the ideals of nation building, because music is about unity."


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  • 11/12/17--14:00: Demolisher impresses in UK
  • Demolisher impresses in UKDemolisher impresses in UKWBC belt comes to Namibia Namibian boxer Lukas 'Demolisher' Ndafoluma caused a huge upset when he beat Craig Cunningham from the UK to win the WBC International middleweight title on Saturday in Manchester. This is the first time a local boxer has won the WBC belt despite the number of remarkable boxers in the country.

    The pair faced off on Friday in the 'UK v Africa' event taking place at Victoria Warehouse in Salford. Ndafoluma looked calm and collected as he eyed his opponent.

    The Salute Academy's showstopper rained punches on Cunningham throughout the fight. It was the first time the Namibian fought outside the country.

    Before leaving for England he said that people had seen him fight and they knew his capabilities. “I have waited for this opportunity for so long and now is my time to shine on an international platform.”

    Cunningham hoped to win the title in order to draw him one step closer to more reputable opponents. Before the fight he said: “I'm going to knock Ndafoluma out.

    “The first couple rounds I'll feel him out, I'm expecting a tough opponent but it will only end with a knockout.

    “I don't know much about him and I don't like to look at footage, I tend to work them out as I go along because I can't read too much in to it because he wouldn't have fought anyone as awkward as me previously.

    “All I know is he is taller by a couple inches but that doesn't mean anything and won't stop me from beating him,” he had said according to the Birmingham Mail, but that was not the case as the Namibia proved him otherwise.

    Another local boxer, Abraham Ndaendapo, lost the WBC silver super featherweight title to Jordan McCorry.

    Boxing fans did not take kindly to these and went on to social media claiming that the Namibian should have won the fight.

    Sebastian Nathan, a boxing fan, said that international promoters were getting away with robbing people. “That's a controversial decision,” he said.

    Another fan, Emmanuel Ashipala Kaulumah, said the score surprised him.

    The event was organised in a partnership between VIP Boxing, Trident Sports from Manchester, South Africa's Kalakoda Boxing and Kwese Sports.


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    Morocco qualify for World CupMorocco qualify for World Cup Morocco defeated hosts Ivory Coast 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier at the Stade Felix Houpouet-Boigny in Abidjan on Saturday to secure safe passage to Russia 2018.

    The Atlas Lions needed only a draw to finish top of group C ahead of the Elephants, but their victory at the home of their closest rivals saw them secure qualification in impressive style and confirm a return to the global tournament for the first time since 1998.

    After a patchy opening quarter hour, Ivory Coast created the first clear chance on 17 minutes when a ball over the top allowed Gervinho to spring the offside trap, but his attempted finish ended up in the stands behind the goal.

    Yet Morocco, against the run of play, claimed the lead on 25 minutes: midfielder Nabil Dirar played an in-swinging cross from the right flank which beat the players in the middle but found the net just inside goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo's right-hand post.

    On the half-hour mark the north Africans doubled their advantage, with captain Medhi Benatia getting ahead of marker Jean-Philippe Gbamin at a corner kick to half-volley home from close range. The halftime whistle saw the Atlas Lions 2-0 up and very much on course to secure a place at the 2018 tournament.Morocco almost claimed a third goal early in the second stanza, with Mbark Boussoufa's scuffed effort desperately cleared off his own line by defender Serge Aurier.

    And the Tottenham Hotspur fullback missed a great chance to bring his side back into the game on 64 minutes, blazing a shot over the target when he had only the goalkeeper to beat - and teammate Seydou Doumbia in a better position. The Elephants threw everything they had at Morocco in the last 20 minutes or so, but the fact that they hardly troubled the goalkeeper says everything for Morocco's defensive stability and composure.

    The Atlas Lions join Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal and Tunisia as the five African representatives at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.


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  • 11/12/17--14:00: Kenya win Safland Sevens
  • Kenya win Safland SevensKenya win Safland SevensTournament title goes to visitors The Kenyan sevens rugby team won the 2017 Safland Sevens rugby tournament at the SFC sports field in Swakopmund over the weekend. Kenya beat the South Africa Select team 19-12 in the cup final to take home the spoils. It was sweet revenge for Kenya who lost last year's final to the same opponents by 31-10.

    On their way to the final, Kenya dispatched Namibia Academy 38-0 despite being reduced to six men in the second half.

    During his post-match interview, the captain of the Kenyan sevens team, Oscar Ayodi, expressed satisfaction with his team's performance at the tournament and said it would set an example for other African teams in sevens rugby.

    The South Africa Select team beat Dukla Czech Republic 22-10 to reach the final.

    The Safland Sevens tournament, which was attended by over 400 rugby fans, was the scene of some enterprising rugby. TISAN (the Tertiary Institutions Association of Namibia) surprised the fans when they reached the trophy final after beating the Namibian national side 22-17.

    The students were thwarted in the final by Blue Bulls as the men from Pretoria mauled their way to a 26-12 victory over TISAN.

    The third edition of the Safland Sevens was held in preparation for the IRB Dubai Sevens later this month.

    Despite the Namibian team not going far in the competition, they claimed the consolation of finishing the tournament in seventh position as they beat neighbours Botswana 26-10 in the seventh-place playoff.

    The tournament was a learning experience for Namibia, who were also beaten 12-0 by Kenya in an earlier encounter. This proved that Namibia are improving though, as they lost to a Kenyan team that had competed at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

    Namibia's best performance at the tournament came against Zambia in the pool games as they beat their guests 26-12 after trailing 7-12 at halftime.

    Other results on the final day of the two-day event included: Zambia 38-5 Lesotho (ninth-place playoff) and Namibia Academy 21-17 (third-place playoff).


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    #FeesMustFall: Zuma goes for broke#FeesMustFall: Zuma goes for broke A national institute, entrusted with producing more black professors, has become the first casualty of President Jacob Zuma's plans to raise funds for his much-awaited plan for free higher education next year.

    This is part of a wide-scale redirection of state funds from across departments to find R40bn for student funding for one year.

    A letter addressed to the chief executive of the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS), which City Press has seen, shows that the organisation which coordinates scholarships, research and ethical practice in the social sciences field, has had its budget cut by R35.6m.

    This means that while the money could be diverted to fund Zuma's free higher education plan, many other doctoral students who rely on the institute will lose their scholarships.

    Although City Press has published the contents of the Heher Commission report on the feasibility of no-fee higher education, Zuma is yet to publicly release its findings and announce a course of action.

    Government officials estimate that R40bn would be needed each year to cover students' tuition fees alone.

    Government not in favour of a 'doing-nothing scenario'

    Zuma's plan to source an interim fund for free higher education in 2018 was met with enthusiasm in Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's office as senior officials believed it was about implementing ANC policy.

    Government officials tasked with considering the funding said the government was not in favour of a “do-nothing scenario”.

    Although the commission based its findings on the information before it, that did not stop government from trying to find an alternative approach, said a senior official.

    “It is about assisting the African child because education has been made a commodity in South Africa and reserved for the super-rich,” said the official.

    “It is a luxury and it is made deliberately unaffordable, and we need to educate the African child.

    That is the burden that we carry.

    “So, do you condemn your people to poverty or what?

    “We have to let it happen. We cannot fight this thing. It is not corruption.

    At least the government says: 'We are going to look at the money to finance this thing, even if we are phasing it in.'”

    City Press has learnt that among the options under consideration are redirecting funds from underspending programmes; conducting a 5% “shave” across the board on all programmes; and pushing some infrastructure projects that can be delayed into “the outer years”.


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    Sierra Leone unearths 476-carat gem in new diamond findSierra Leone unearths 476-carat gem in new diamond findSecond huge diamond found in a year Sierra Leone authorities told reporters that the massive gem will go up for sale on December 4 at Rapaport Auctions, which specialises in the diamond trade. Sierra Leone said on Saturday miners had unearthed a huge 476-carat diamond, eight months after an even more valuable find in the country's diamond-rich east.

    It appears to be the 29th largest diamond ever found, according to experts, but it is unclear what the hefty stone might be worth.

    The latest discovery came, as did its predecessor, in the province of Kono, said Sahr Wonday, director general of Sierra Leone's National Minerals Agency.

    For Wonday, the latest find “provides a remarkable indication of the potential of the mineral resources” in the area.

    He said the company that uncovered the stone, Meya Mining, has won government approval to export it and the diamond is to be sold at international auction.

    Last month, Sierra Leone announced it plans to auction off a massive 709-carat diamond at a December sale in New York, aiming to make a clean break with the “blood diamonds” of its past.

    The stone, which was unearthed in March, is the largest discovered in Sierra Leone in almost a half-century and is between the 10th and 15th largest ever found worldwide, experts say.

    The government has pledged to be transparent regarding the stone's sale, mindful of the history of cross-border diamond trafficking that fuelled Sierra Leone's civil war from 1991-2002. Such “blood diamonds” were often found by enslaved members of the population, who were killed or maimed by rebel groups if they refused to dig.


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    Gecko ta katuka aniwa oonkatu dhopavetaGecko ta katuka aniwa oonkatu dhopavetaUuministeli womidhongoloko wa tindi emino ndyoka Ehangano lyokumina ndyoka lya hala okumina oshimongwa mekango lyomongwa tali adhika monooli yEtosha olya holola kutya olya hala okukatukila oonkatu dhopaveta komufala gwomidhingoloko. Gecko Namibia okwa ningi omatilitho kutya otaka katukila oonkatu dhoveta komufala gwomidhingoloko, Teofilus Nghitila oshowo uuministeli womodhingoloko ngele ina pewa omulilo omuzizi opo a pule komeho nomina ye ndjoka, mekango lyomongwa tali ithanwa Otjivalunda monooli yEtosha.

    Reinhold Iita, omunashipundi gwEvi lyAayehe mOshana oshowo omukomeho gwoGecko's Otjivalunda Salt Mining and Soap Production company, okwa popi kutya oya kanitha iiyemo yoomiliyona 2, mbyoka ya longithwa molopota yoenvironmental impact assessment (EIA) kombinga yemono lyoshimongwa mekango ndyoka.

    “Otwa tegelela owala opo ya yamukule keindilo lyetu nongele oya ndopa nena otatu yi kompangu.”

    mo 2013 Gecko okwa kutu ehangano lyoEnviro Dynamics Consultancy opo li ngongepo olopota ndjoka yoEIA ndjoka pahapu dhaIita ya mono kutya olopoyeka ndjoka itayi vulu okweeta omukundu gwa sha momudhingoloko.

    Kuume kopangeshefa kaGecko, Ondonga-Uukwambi Mining Enterprises (Pty) Ltd, ya tseyika nedhina OUME, tayi lundilwa kutya oya hala okulanditha po ekango ndyoka lyomongwa, nokuminamo oonzo dhoshimongwa ndhoka tadhi adhika mekango ndyoka.

    Ekango lya Otjivalunda olimwe lyomomahala omashona muuyuni tamu adhika oonzo dhoshimongwa hadhi ithanwa 'trona'.

    Oshimongwa shoka ohashi longithwa mokunduluka iinima oyindji ngaashi omahalasa, oombaapila, oothewa niinima yilwe oyindji.

    Aakwashigwana yamwe oya ningi ekwatathano noNamibian Sun taya popi kutya Gecko okuliwe konima komupunguli omuGermany ngoka ke na ohokwe momongwa ihe okwa hala okumina otrona.

    Oya hwahwaeke kutya uuminiteli nawu tinde emino ndyoka molwaashoka uuna otrona ndjoka ya minwamo nena itapu kala we omongwa mekango ndyoka.Taya pula woo opo ku gamenenwe po uuthiga wopamuthigululwakalo gwaNamibia oshowo oonzo dhopaushitwe.

    Gumwe okwa popi kutya otrona ohayi kutha uule woomvula 20 okukoka ngele oya minwa pehala lyontumba.

    Otjivalunda oyi na omakango gomongwa gopaali ngoka ge na uunene woohecta 20 650.

    Gecko Namibia oku na mo mehangano ndyoka lyOtjivalunda Salt Mining and Soap Production iipambuliko yopresenda 95%, omanga omalelo gopamuthigululwakalo ge na mo 2.5% kehe.

    Omanga opoloyeka ndjoka yokulonga oothewa Gecko Namibia e na mo iipambuliko yoopresenda 50, omalelo ngoka gopamuthigululwakalo gen a mo 25 kehe limwe.

    Ekango lyomongwa lyaOtjivalunda otali adhika moIipumbu Ya Tshilongo Conservancy. Omakango ngoka gaali otaga adhika monooli yEtosha National Park.

    Pauyelele tawu adhika kepandja lyomauyelele lyoGecko, omakango ngoka oge na oshimongwa shoka hashi ithanwa sodium sulphate oshowo sodium carbonate shootona woomiliyona 5.3.

    Ofabulika yawo yokulonga oothewa otaku pangelwa tayi kala oshinano shookilometa 10 okuza mOshakati oshowo ookilometa 120 okuza momakango ngoka.

    Nghitila okwa tindi okugandja ezimino komina ndjoka, ta popi kutya otayi yonagulapo oonzo dhopaushitwe.


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    Kwa hwepopalekwa onkalo yendumbalo lyomidhimba mokila yopolisiKwa hwepopalekwa onkalo yendumbalo lyomidhimba mokila yopolisi Omidhimba dhi li 114, ndhoka inadhi ka talwako mookila dhoshipangelo oshowo dhopolisi mOvenduka, odha fumbikwa kepangelo. Shoka osha kutha moshiponga onkalo yanayipala moka mwa kala ookila ndhoka dha kala dhuudha noonkondo.

    Onkalo ndjoka ya nayipala ya kala ya taalela unene aaniilonga mookila dhoka oya hwepopalekwa, nomupeha minista gwOshikondo shOpolisi, Daniel Kashikola okwa tseyithile opaliamende kutya uuministeli owa tokola okutunga okila yimwe, momatungo gopolice forensic science ngoka geli metifa okutungwa.

    Okwa popi kutya etungo ndyoka otali ka hwepopaleka omukundu nonando itali ka kandula po omukundu ngoka.

    Kashikola okwa popi kutya omukundu ngoka otagu hwahwameka kaakwashigwana mboka ihaya ka talako omidhimba dhaaholike naakwanezimo yawo mboka ya hulitha.

    Okwa tsikile kutya uuministeli wawo owa ka kuga kOmbelewa yaHahende Ndaji oshowo Uuministeli wUundjolowele opo ya vule okukandula po omukundu ngoka ya taalela.

    Omupopiliko gwoshilando shaVenduka, Lydia Amutenya okwa koleke oshiwike sha piti kutya omidhimba 114 odha fumbiwa pokati kaApilili nomwedhi Sepetemba.

    Ina shi yelamo natango kutya omukundu ngoka otagu ka kandulwa muule wethimbo li thike peni sho gwa zi nale mo 2009. “Shoka otashi vulu okuyeleka ngashiingeyi molwaashoka omulandu ngoka otagu tsikile nomidhimba otadhi etwa mookila ndhoka kehe esiku,” Amutenya a popi.

    MuJuli gwo 2016, shifokundaneki shika osha lopota kutya okila yopolisi oyi na omidhimba 180 ndhoka inadhi ka talwa ko kokila opo dhi ka fumbikwe, nonando ookila ndoka odha longwa owala nokukala omidhimba 24.

    Omakonaakono giiyetithi yomaso geli 10 ogali inaga vula okuningwa, omolwa endumbakano lyomidhimba mokila ndjoka. MuApilili nuumvo, Uuministeli wUundjolowele owa popi kutya omidhimba 390 ndhoka tadhi adhika mookila dhepangelo oshowo opolisi odha pumbwa okufumbikwa, na otashi ka pula oshimaliwa sha thika po-N$164 700.


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  • 11/12/17--14:00: Beterbiev claims IBF belt
  • Beterbiev claims IBF beltBeterbiev claims IBF beltKoelling knocked out in 12th round Russian boxer Artur Beterbiev claimed his first world title belt on Saturday with a 12th-round knockout of Enrico Koelling in a battle for the vacant IBF light heavyweight crown. The undefeated Beterbiev recorded his 12th straight knockout but he had to go past seven rounds for the first time in his career to get the 175-pound belt.

    The 32-year-old Beterbiev systematically dismantled underdog Koelling over 12 rounds, finishing him off with a right hook to the head with 27 seconds left in front of a crowd of 13 800 at the Fresno State University arena.

    He knocked Koelling down for the first time in the fight earlier in the round but the 27-year-old German was able to continue after an eight count from the referee.

    Beterbiev improved to a career record of 12-0 with 12 knockouts after just his second pro fight outside of Canada, where he trains.

    Beterbiev had over 300 fights in an impressive amateur career that included two victories over former light heavyweight champ Sergey 'Krusher' Kovalev.

    As a pro, Beterbiev had only been past four rounds once when he was pushed to the seventh round by Alexander Johnson in 2015.

    Koelling landed very few good punches in the one-sided fight but he can find solace in becoming the first fighter to survive into the 12th round with Beterbiev who some call the best pure puncher in boxing today.

    With his first world title in hand there are some who now feel the two-time Russian Olympian is on the verge of finally fulfilling the lofty expectations he had coming out of the amateur ranks.

    Beterbiev moved to Montreal when he turned pro and signed a contract with promoter Yvon Michel. Beterbiev and Michel are now embroiled contract dispute which is in the Canadian courts.

    This was just the second career loss for Koelling who had won seven in a row since a 2015 defeat on points to Italian Mirco Ricci.

    Koelling (23-2) was hoping to become the first German to win a world title in the US since Max Schmeling won the NBA - now the World Boxing Association - world heavyweight title at Yankee Stadium, New York, in June 1930.

    In the main event, crowd favourite Jose Ramirez stopped Mike Reed in the second round of a junior welterweight fight. Ramirez is hoping to fight world title holder Amir Imam next.


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    Ompango yelongo tayi lundululwaOmpango yelongo tayi lundululwaNamibia ta nkondopeke elongo lye Ominista yelongo oya pula Omutumba gwoPashigwana opo gu ninge omalunduluko mOmpango yElongo, opo ku kuthwe po iifuta yoskola oshowo iifuta yomakonaakono. Etopolo lyomauyelele ndyoka lya nigwa opo ku kuthwepo omalimbililo kombinga yomalunduluko ngoka taga ningwa momusindalongo, olya endele pamwe neindilo lya ningwa kominista yelongo opo ku ningwe omalunduluko ko ku vule okutulwa miilonga omulandu gwekotampango lyoshilongo ngoka tagu pula elongo lyoshali nolyongushu lyaayehe.

    Katrina Hanse-Himarwa okwa pula aanapaliamende yakwawo opo ku ninge omalunduluko mompango yElongo yomo2001, opo kwaadhike nokutulwe miilonga elongo lyoshali lyaayehe moondondoa dhihe, oshowo ekuthopo lyiifuta yomakonaakono gopashigwana.

    Minista okwa tseyitha woo egandjo lyomauyelele lyuule womasiku gaali, ndyoka lya tameke oshiwike sha piti, lya nuninwa okuyeleka nokukutha po omalimbililo kombinga yomalunduluko ngoka ga ningwa momusindalongo gwaNamibia.

    Mo2015, oshitopolwa shotango shomusindalongo ngoka omupe osha tulwa miilonga, sho kwa ningwa omalundululo melongo lyoondondo dhopetameko, nomo 2016 okwa ningwa omalunduuko moondondo dhopokati.

    Nuumvo okwa ningwa omalundululo moondondo dhopombanda okutameka mondondo onti 8 na okwa tegelelwa omalunduluko ga ningwe mondondo onti 9.

    Uuministeli owiipyakudhila nokutota po omusindalongo gwoondondo 10 sigo 12 , nomusindalongo gwondondo onti 10 otgu tulwa miilonga mo 2019 omanga gwondondo onti 11 tagu tulwa miilonga mo 2020 naangoka gwondondo onti 12 otag tulwa miilonga mo 2021.

    Minista okwa popi kutya nonando omalundululo ngoka otaga ka etitha omaupyakadhi pomathimbo gamwe, omalunduluko ngoka otaga kwashilipaleke kutya oga kandulapo omaupyakadhi ngoka ge li ga taalela oshikondo shelongo moshilongo.

    Okwa popi kutya osha simana opo aalongiskola ya uveko omulandu ngoka omupe opo owala tagu vulu okweeta iiyimati iiwanawa.

    Hanse-Himarwa okwa popi kutya elongo inali pumbwa owala okukala emono lyiitsa iiwanawa, ihe olya pumbwa okutsa omukumo aanaskola ya kale oshigwana shi na olukeno , onkalo yuundjolowele, uundemokoli oshowo ekalekepo lyomudhingoloko dha gamenwa nomauyelele.

    Okwa tsikile kutya oshigwana oshowo aavali otaya dhana onkandangala onene melongo lyaanona pakukwathela ye ya tse omukumo oshowo eihumbato lyonawa lyaaleli, nokukalekapo uundjolowele wopamadhilaadhilo mokati kaanona.


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    Omulumentu a tindi ondjo medhipago lyohondaOmulumentu a tindi ondjo medhipago lyohonda Omulumentu gwomoKaiti ngoka ta tamanekekwa oshipotha shedhipago lyomukadhona gwe oomvula ne dha piti, okwa tindi ondjo medhipago ndyoka, ta popi kutya ye kali po sho edhipago ndyoka lya ningwa.

    Andrew Britz oshiwike sha piti okwa lombwele Omupanguli mOmpangu yoPombanda, Christie Liebenberg kutya kali ye na uupyakadhi na nakuninga oshihakanwa, Juliana Sarvanda Garises, a tseyika nedhina Moekie.

    “Katwa li tu na uupyakadhi naMoekie na kandi shi shi kutya omolwashike oombangi dhepangelo tadhi lundile ndje kutya ondi na mo ombinga medhipago ndyoka, molwashoka ka nda li po sho a tsuwa nombele.”

    Britz (58)ota tamanekelwa edhipago lyaGarises taku tengenekwa kutya osho a hulitha po ekwatathano lyawo. Otaku popiwa kutya okwa tsu Garises nombele iikando ihetatu sha ningilwa moKrönlein, Keetmanshoop, pokati komasiku 11 no 12 Desemba 2013.

    Britz okwa gandja uumbangi kutya, mwene gwegumbo moka mwa ningilwa edhipago ndyoka , Christiana Minnies, okwa gandja elombwelo komumati nale gwaGarises, Petrus Pous Swartbooi, opo kaye ko kegumbo ndyoka, molwaashoka ina hala omaupayakadhi.

    Okwa popi kutya ethimbo ndyoka opo ya tameke ekwatathano lyawo lyiihole nanakusa.

    Okwa popi kutya, Swartbooi okwa kala ha ningile nakusa omatilitho, aluhe ngele teende pegumbo mpoka.

    “Aluhe onda lombwele Moekie kutya ina yamukula komatilitho ngoka ta ningilwa molwaashoka oku uvite kutya Swartbooi oku uvite nayi sho ekwatathano lyawo lya hulithwapo naMoekie okwa yi mekwatathano nangame.”

    Britz okwa popi kutya okwa a dha Swartbooi megumbo lyanakusa esiku ndyoka a dhipagwa.

    Swartbooi okwa lombwele aniwa Britz kutya Garises kemo megumbo ihe lwanima okwe ya puyo e na iilalo. Pethimbo ndyoka Garises okwa pula Britz a shune kegumbo ye a galuke ngula.

    Omunambelewa guunamiti moshipangelo shepangelo mOkaiti, ngoka a ningi omakonaaakono goshiyetithi sheso,

    , Dr Maksym Verkusha, okwa lombwele ompangu kutya iilalo yombele itatu mbyoka Garisesa tsuwa montulo, oyo ya etitha etiko lyombinzi oyindji naashoka osho shemudhipaga.

    Oshipotha shoka otashi tsikile.


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    Five-star Spain thrash Costa RicaFive-star Spain thrash Costa Rica Spain's stunning form under coach Julen Lopetegui continued as David Silva scored twice in a 5-0 friendly thrashing of Costa Rica in Malaga on Saturday.

    Andres Iniesta, Jordi Alba and Alvaro Morata also netted in a one-sided display from the 2010 world champions. The only negative for Spain was the sight of local hero Isco being asked to be substituted after being hit with a tough tackle from Costa Rica defender Kendall Waston, who was immediately hauled off after being booked for the challenge.

    The Real Madrid midfielder, who is from Malaga and spent two impressive seasons playing at La Rosaleda before moving to Madrid, was given a standing ovation as he left the pitch.

    Lopetegui opted to rest Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, instead handing a first team debut to Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, but otherwise played a familiar-looking team to the side that swept to the top of their World Cup qualifying group.

    Silva, Isco and Iniesta combined to stunning effect throughout the game, with the Manchester City midfielder laying on the pass for his former Valencia teammate Alba to thrash past Costa Rica's stand-in goalkeeper Danny Carvajal in the sixth minute.

    Carvajal was deputising for the injured Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas and had a torrid night.

    He spilled a Silva shot into the path of Morata for Spain's second midway through the first half.

    Silva's tidy finish from a narrow angle made it 3-0 early in the second half, before shots from distance by Iniesta and Silva again sealed the rout.

    Spain next travel to World Cup hosts Russia on Tuesday.


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    Knee surgery successful - Van NiekerkKnee surgery successful - Van Niekerk Olympic Games and world 400-metre champion Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa said on Thursday that surgery on his right knee in the United States had been successful.

    “Successful op done and dusted. Rehab already started. Ready for the hard work ahead,” tweeted the 25-year-old star.

    His agent, Peet van Zyl, said in a statement: “We are pleased to have received positive news from the doctor, who says the operation went well.

    “Wayde had his first rebab session on Wednesday and it went well.”

    Van Niekerk suffered multiple knee tears last month playing in a celebrities' touch rugby match, one of the curtain-raisers to a South Africa-New Zealand test in Cape Town.

    The South African will undergo rehabilitation in Colorado town Vail, where the surgery was performed, and also in Qatar and South Africa.

    He could be sidelined for nine months and among events he is certain to miss is the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Australian Gold Coast.

    Van Niekerk won 400m gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics in 43.03 seconds, smashing a world record set by American Michael Johnson in 1999.

    He is the only athlete to run the 100m in under 10 seconds, the 200m in under 20 seconds and the 400m in under 44 seconds.

    The South African had planned to compete in the 100m, 200m and 400m at the Commonwealth Games.


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    Three more youngsters called into England squadThree more youngsters called into England squad England coach Gareth Southgate has called up three more youngsters for the team's home friendly against Brazil tomorrow.

    Southgate, who gave five players their international first-team debuts against Germany on Friday, has added goalkeeper Angus Gunn, defender Lewis Cook and striker Dominic Solanke to the squad for Tuesday's Wembley encounter with the five-time World Cup winners.

    All three were in action on Friday for England's under-21 side in Ukraine and the latter two featured in the under-20s' World Cup-winning campaign earlier this year.

    Manchester City's Gunn, 21, who is on loan at second-tier Norwich City, was called up to replace Jack Butland, who broke a finger in training.

    Cook, of Bournemouth, and Liverpool's Solanke, both 20, join an already young squad hit by injuries to senior players, including Dele Alli and Harry Kane, and now without Manchester United defender Phil Jones, who limped off after less than half an hour of the Germany match with what England say is a thigh problem.

    Harry Maguire, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham all made their senior debuts on Friday and were joined by two more debutants - substitutes Joe Gomez and Jack Cork - during the game.

    The starting 11 had just 101 caps between them, their most inexperienced side since 1980.


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    DRC fail to qualify despite winDRC fail to qualify despite win Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) thrashed Guinea 3-1 in the 2018 Fifa World Cup Qualification Caf group A match at the Stade des Martyrs on Saturday night.

    Despite the victory, DRC could not qualify as they finished second in group A, while Guinea also fail to qualify after finishing third.

    The hosts threatened first through Jonathan Bolingi, whose header went inches wide of the target six minutes into the match.

    DRC continued to apply some pressure on the Guinea defence and goalkeeper Moussa Traore was tested in 17th minute.

    The 22-year-old shot-stopper produced a good save to deny Bolingi, who was looking to score with a header.

    Firmin Ndombe Mubele, the DRC striker, then unleashed a right-footed shot which missed the target on the half-hour mark.

    Guinea had a rare chance four minutes before halftime and Sadio Diallo placed his effort wide of the target.

    The score was 0-0 at halftime between DRC and Guinea following a first half which was dominated by the hosts, but they were wasteful.

    The visitors started the second half brightly and they nearly broke the deadlock four minutes after the restart.

    Diallo set up Alkhaly Bangoura, whose right-footed shot from the right-hand side was saved by DRC keeper Ley Matampi.

    At the other end, Traore made a decent save to deny Mubele, who came close to scoring with a header on the hour-mark.

    The deadlock was finally broken a minute later when Guinea defender Ousmane Sidibe scored an own goal to make it 1-0 to DRC.

    However, the home side's lead lasted for 10 minutes as substitute Keita Junior made an immediate impact as he scored to make it 1-1 for Guinea.

    DRC then took control of the match and they managed to restore their lead through Bolingi's penalty in stoppage time.

    Neeskens Kebano also scored in stoppage time, sealing DRC's 3-1 victory over Guinea with a right-footed shot.


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    Boks had no excuses for Ireland thrashingBoks had no excuses for Ireland thrashing South Africa's captain and coach said there was no excuse for Saturday's record 38-3 thrashing by Ireland and admitted the Springboks needed to quickly put an end to their current 'Jekyll and Hyde' run of performances.

    Allister Coetzee's side came to Dublin having recovered from a 57-0 thrashing to New Zealand in Albany in September by pushing the world champions to within a point a month later but it was back to the drawing board at the Aviva Stadium.

    “It's a tough day; it's not what any of us wanted. We've no excuses and we're going to have to rectify this, us and the management,” South Africa captain Eben Etzebeth told a news conference.

    While they trailed by 14 points before Ireland pulled away with three tries in the last 10 minutes, South Africa were second best by some distance all evening and Coetzee said their scrum, breakdown work and discipline let them down.

    Asked if he felt he was under pressure, Coetzee said a coach is always under pressure after a test match defeat.

    “It's difficult to explain. There are no positives from our side to be honest. It's a disappointing defeat and as a group we take full responsibility for that, we've let ourselves down and our support back home,” the former Stormers coach said.

    “The Albany thing was tough but we came back and we've got three more games on tour so we just have to fight our way back from this one... I think our inconsistencies is something I'd like to see improve in a big way.”

    Coetzee, who described Ireland as the “All Blacks of Europe” ahead of the game, praised his opponents' tactical performance and the clinical nature of their finishing.

    Ireland coach Joe Schmidt was quick to dismiss the idea that his side's “incredibly satisfying” win marked the decline of South African rugby.

    “I think in the changing room the players wouldn't say it (Springbok rugby) is going backwards,” Schmidt said.

    “I grew up watching Springbok teams be pretty dominant at their peak and I don't think this Springbok team is that far away from some of that... We would be naive to think the next time we play the Springbok that there's a 35-point margin between us because that's just not the reality.”

    After watching newer members of the squad such as Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale and Andrew Conway do “a fantastic job”, Schmidt said he would mix the team up a little bit for next weekend's visit of Fiji.

    “It augers well for us going forward but next week's score at the moment is 0-0 and it will be until we kick off,” he said.

    (Editing by Pritha Sarkar)


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  • 11/12/17--14:00: Compact SUVs heading our way
  • Compact SUVs heading our wayCompact SUVs heading our wayCheck out these exciting ten models! Budget hatchbacks and one-ton bakkies might be winning the overall popularity contest, but the compact SUV market is where much of the growth is taking place. Things are looking up for prospective SUV buyers, with plenty promising new products on their way in the not-too-distant future. If you’re going to be in the market for a new crossover or SUV in the next year or so, best you add some of these to your wish list:

    BMW X2

    Due: March 2018

    Based on the X1 but flaunting a more daring design, the X2 will be aiming to rain on the Audi Q2’s parade. Despite its relatively compact dimensions, the X2 has a surprisingly roomy 470 litre boot and local models will be rather well appointed. Local buyers will get to choose between M Sport and M Sport X derivatives, with drivetrain choices limited to a front-wheel-drive 2-litre turbopetrol, with 141kW, and a 2-litre turbodiesel mated to xDrive all-wheel-drive and producing 140kW and 400Nm.

    Ford EcoSport

    Due: 2018

    The best-selling compact crossover is due for a refresh soon, although Ford SA can’t confirm exact timing yet. The facelifted EcoSport gets a completely new look upfront, mimicking its Kuga big brother with a large trapezoidal grille positioned higher up and giving the vehicle a more truck-like appearance. Local specifications have yet to be confirmed.

    Jaguar E-Pace

    Due: Early 2018

    Jaguar will soon offer us a more wallet-friendly SUV option when the E-Pace arrives in early 2018 to do battle with the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. Although no one's expecting it to be cheap by any stretch of the imagination, the E-Pace will still be more affordable than the F-Pace, by virtue of it sharing its steel-bodied architecture with the Land Rover Discover Sport rather than making use of the more expensive aluminium-intensive platform like most other Jaguars. It will also be the first Jaguar since the X-Type to offer front-wheel-drive, although most versions are expected to have all-wheel-drive.

    Jeep Compass

    Due: Early 2018

    Provisionally due in the first quarter of 2018, the all-new Compass looks to be a vast improvement over its rough-around-the-edges predecessor. It boasts a sleek new look and is built around Fiat Chrysler’s modern passenger car architecture, although like the Renegade the four-wheel-drive versions also promise class-leading off-road ability. The local engine range and pricing will be confirmed closer to launch, but expect it to command a premium over the Renegade range, which currently starts just shy of the N$300 000 mark.

    Nissan Qashqai

    Due: Early 2018

    Following hot on the heels of its recently facelifted X-Trail sibling, Nissan’s Qashqai will get a similar visual update as it embraces Nissan’s latest family look with a more in-your-face V-Motion grille and other detailed external tweaks as well as a more modern-looking infotainment interface inside. According to Nissan, the 2018 Qashqai also gets a smoother ride, improved noise insulation and a raft of new driver assistance gadgets, although we’ll have to wait to see which of the latter will be offered to local consumers.

    Opel Crossland X

    Due: November 2017

    Due later this month, the Crossland X may be based on the Peugeot 2008, but the Crossland X has its own sheet metal that’s characteristically Opel and also offers two-tone exterior paint options that allow customers to specify contrasting roof colours. Overseas customers get to choose between 1.2-litre normally aspirated and turbocharged petrol engines and a 1.6-litre turbodiesel in differing states of tune. Optional gadgets include Head Up Display and Forward Collision Alert with pedestrian detection, among others.

    Opel Grandland X

    Due: Early 2018

    Whereas the Crossland X is smaller than the Mokka X, the Grandland X will serve as a larger alternative when it goes on sale early next year. The Grandland X is based on Peugeot’s 3008, but with a design inspired by the Insignia and Astra, and it’ll go head-to-head with the likes of Nissan’s Qashqai and Kia’s Sportage. Overseas customers get to choose from a 96kW 1.2 turbopetrol and two turbodiesels in the form of an 88kW 1.6 and 132kW 2-litre, but as with most vehicles on this page, we’ll have to wait until the SA launch to get the local low-down.

    Renault Duster

    Due: Late 2018

    First revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September the Dacia Duster, which will come here as a Renault, has been renewed for 2018 with a completely new exterior design and a smarter looking cabin. Engine choices abroad include the familiar 84kW 1.6, a new 93kW 1.2 turbopetrol and a 1.5 turbodiesel in 67kW (4x2) and 82kW (4x4) guises. New-to-Duster gadgets include blind spot warning, keyless start and a multi-view camera.

    Volkswagen T-Roc

    Due: TBC

    Volkswagen’s T-Roc is one of many new crossovers and SUVs that Volkswagen plans to launch in the coming years. VWSA says that the T-Roc will come, but timing has yet to be confirmed. 25cm shorter than the Tiguan, the T-Roc is based on the Audi Q2 and is set to rival the Toyota C-HR and Nissan Qashqai. European customers get a wide range of TSI (1.0, 1.5 and 2.0) and TDI (1.6 and 2.0) engines to choose from and half the derivatives are fitted with 4Motion all-wheel-drive, an unusual move in the compact SUV segment.

    Volvo XC40

    Due: Early 2018

    Provisionally earmarked for local introduction during the second quarter of 2018, the XC40 brings Volvo’s newfound design panache to the broader audience of the compact SUV market and it could very well end up being the Swedish brand’s top selling model. The new Volvo inherits plenty of tech from its larger siblings, including Volvo’s Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system as well as Cross Traffic Alert, Run-off Road protection and a 360-degree camera. The initial range will be limited to T5 petrol and D4 diesel models, but Volvo promises to expand the line-up in due course. – iol.co.za

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    Rampant corruption: We are all affectedRampant corruption: We are all affected Questions are regularly being asked nowadays about the long-term effects and impact of the systemic corruption that is killing Namibia.

    We all know that it is not sustainable, but have we considered how it may be affecting the fountain where the funds are coming from?

    The income tax base for the government of Namibia is not very big, neither is it very broad.

    It is, however, relatively dependable and consistent - for the moment.

    This may not be the case for much longer, if the current trends and happenings continue unabated.

    There is something basic and fundamentally wrong with the principle of where and at what final destinations a lot of this money (taxes) arrives, after it has been raised and collected. General morality and willingness to contribute to the common pool, is being affected more and more, by the “why should I throw away my hard earned money on taxes, if it is going to be wasted or end up in a thief's' pocket anyway?” effect

    The fact that criminal scale waste, maladministration and misallocation of monies from the public purse has become such a common occurrence, certainly does not sit well with the tax paying public and companies. The knock on effect of this is that “the ignorant will always wise up” as in the words of Charles Neal.

    More importantly though, they will get fed up with this process and start taking action in one form or another to avoid this.

    This should set off massive red warning lights to the ones concerned, flashing so bright that it would be impossible to ignore.

    Again, just to reiterate: it is not your money! Hands off!

    Of course, lower income tax will inevitably lead to lower social spending and economic growth with progressively less to spend on national development goals and other programmes and eventually, less or no money left in the communal pot, to steal from.

    Then, as they say, there will be proper problems to contend with.

    Be warned!

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  • 11/12/17--14:00: Shot of the day
  • Shot of the dayShot of the day STRANDED: Rohingya Muslim refugees who were stranded after leaving Myanmar walk towards the Balukhali refugee camp after crossing the border in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on 2 November 2017. More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources in the impoverished country. Photo: NAMPA/AFP

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