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    Pohamba's son in water firing linePohamba's son in water firing lineInsisted on narrow-gauge pipeline Villagers in the north are angry about a useless water pipeline that was spearheaded by their constituency councillor. A group of 500 residents have been left angry, irritated and frustrated by the actions of Ondobe constituency councillor Mandume Pohamba, who they say blundered by installing a useless 60mm water pipeline that has only been used by three residents to connect water at their homesteads.

    After the water pipeline was installed the community received a public tap that broke ten months ago and has never been repaired.

    The community then thought it was best to apply for private water meter connections to their homesteads, only to be slapped with the decision that this cannot happen. This is because of the small diameter of the pipeline, which would supply a slow trickle if all the homesteads were connected.

    The villagers said they volunteered to dig the hole for the pipeline after they were promised by Pohamba that once it was installed they could apply for water connections to their homesteads. That never happened, apart from three households being connected, which Pohamba confirmed to Namibian Sun when contacted for comment.

    When asked why he allowed the government to install a pipeline that could not be used for private connections, he said the main concern was to get water for the people, and that was done.

    “Access to potable water was a challenge for the people for many years and we managed to give them a pipeline. I understand they want to get connected to the pipeline but it cannot happen as the pipeline is small and if people are allowed to connect the pressure will be slow and people will complain again.

    “We will just have to wait until funds become available and then we can think about the possibility of installing a larger one,” Pohamba said.

    Ismael Hambudi, who is the head of the Ohangwena rural water supply directorate, said Pohamba was advised that the pipeline was too narrow and could not be used for private water connections in the future, but he insisted.

    “This is a small pipeline and he (Pohamba) knows the problem, it's the pressure…

    “He is the one who was crying for that pipeline and we told him in the beginning that this will not allow most of the people to get water, because it was just to alleviate a shortage of water and probably to address the problem at a later stage (sic). Therefore people will not be allowed to take water from the pipeline,” Hambudi said.


    Pohamba said the pipeline had been damaged at various points and the matter was reported to the water supply directorate, but to no avail.

    He said water officials were always giving him excuses about a shortage of vehicles and materials.

    “We report these issues, but the officials will tell you there is either no vehicle or materials. There are times we assist by availing our vehicles to go and get them,” Pohamba said.

    Pohamba said currently the main water meter for the pipeline that stretches from Okanghudi to Onamunama has been closed, because of damage.

    Hambudi refuted the claims made by Pohamba, saying he was not aware of any issues reported regarding the Okanghudi-Onamunama pipeline that needed to be attended to.

    He admitted that some of the directorate's vehicles could be in a bad state.

    Regarding allegations that matters had been reported and not attended to, Hambudi said he would look into that.


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    Trade balance deficit shrinks in 2017Trade balance deficit shrinks in 2017 Namibia ended last year with a trade balance deficit of nearly N$24.5 billion, figures released by the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) this morning show.
    The deficit is N$5.55 billion or 18.5% lower than that of 2016.
    Exports amounted to nearly N$63.6 billion last year, while imports totalled about N$87.99 billion.

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    Mushelenga suspends Rehoboth Town Council Mushelenga suspends Rehoboth Town Council The newly appointed minister of urban and rural development, Peya Mushelenga, has suspended the entire Rehoboth Town Council.
    The announcement was made on behalf of Mushelenga by his deputy Derick Klazen this afternoon.
    Mushelenga has appointed Natalia /Goagoses to act on behalf of the beleaguered town council in the meantime.
    At the same time, Mushelenga reversed the suspension of the town’s CEO Christophe /Uirab.
    The minister has warned that he will immediately act against local authorities when discipline, order, harmony and service delivery is on the line and and such action is in the public interest.

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    Stars show no sign of slowing downStars show no sign of slowing down The Namibian Premier League (NPL) is set to excite this weekend.

    Top leaders African Stars with 51 points will cross paths with Gobabis outfit Young African tonight at 20:00 at Sam Nujoma Stadium.

    Young African, sitting fifth on the log with 36 points, started the campaign well, but were overlapped as clubs are chasing log leaders and cannot afford to lose points. On Wednesday, Civics drew 0-0 with second-place holders Black Africa at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

    In other matches to be played this weekend:


    Rundu Chiefs vs Unam -

    15:00 at Rundu Sport Stadium

    Life Fighters vs Young Chiefs -

    14:00 at Mokati Stadium

    Mighty Gunners vs Citizens -

    16:00 at Mokati Stadium

    Orlando Pirates vs Chief Santos -

    15:00 at Sam Nujoma Stadium

    Tigers vs Blue Waters -

    17:00 at Sam Nujoma Stadium

    Tura Magic vs Eleven Arrows -

    19:00 at Sam Nujoma Stadium


    Rundu Chiefs vs Citizens -

    15:00 at Rundu Sport Stadium

    Mighty Gunners vs Unam -

    14:00 Mokati Stadium

    Life Fighters vs Chief Santos -

    16:00 Mokati Stadium

    Orlando Pirates vs Young Chiefs -

    13:00 Sam Nujoma Stadium

    Tura Magic vs Blue Waters -

    15:00 Sam Nujoma Stadium

    Tigers vs Eleven Arrows -

    17:00 Sam Nujoma Stadium

    Civics vs Young African -

    19:00 Sam Nujoma Stadium


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  • 03/15/18--15:00: Face-off ahead of fight
  • Face-off ahead of fightFace-off ahead of fight Namibian Walter 'The Executioner' Kaudondokwa and Billi Godoy of Argentina faced off yesterday in Post Street Mall ahead of their fight taking place next week at the Ramatex complex.

    The two boxers will take centre stage in 'The Legacy Fight' which will honour Namibia's two former presidents as well as current head of state Hage Geingob.

    Godoy confidently said that he would beat Kautondokwa when they clash in a middleweight WBO Africa title fight at Ramatex.

    The Argentinean said this through trainer Patricio Retondero, who translated for him.

    The 32-year-old Namibian was unfazed by the threats and said many other challengers had come and left bruised.

    He is unbeaten after 16 fights, with 15 knockouts and is yet to face an opponent of his calibre.

    Godoy is more experienced, with a record of 36 wins, 17 knockouts and four defeats.

    The action starts at 19:00. VIP tickets sell for N$500 and general tickets for N$50.


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  • 03/15/18--15:00: Debmarine draw conducted
  • Debmarine draw conductedDebmarine draw conductedAfrican to face BA The Debmarine Namibia Cup round of 32 yesterday saw regional second divisions and first divisions drawn against Namibia Premier League teams. The round of 32 in the NFA Debmarine Namibia Cup has pitted 2017 champions Young African against Black Africa FC.

    The two league teams are going to face off in search of a place in the last sixteen of the competition.

    Both clubs have begun the season well and the game is likely to produce fireworks.

    Rundu Chiefs and Civics have also been drawn against each other in the round of 32.

    Citizens FC are one of the premier league clubs which will play another league team Young Chiefs FC.

    Also in the mix of things will be a repeat of last season's Debmarine Namibia Cup draw which sees Tura Magic battle Mighty Gunners for a place in the last 16.

    Diamond company Debmarine came to the rescue of Namibian football when it committed N$14.1 million to the tournament in 2016 for over a period of three years.

    Minister of sport Erastus Uutoni lauded Debmarine Namibia for supporting sport.

    “I would like to thank Debmarine Namibia for supporting sport because football is one of the biggest codes in the country.

    “Other corporate companies must also follow in the footsteps of Debmarine Namibia,” Uutoni said.

    Debmarine Namibia CEO Otto Shikongo said that he was delighted by the fact that the tournament was a success last year.

    Shikongo assured the public that the company will remain committed to ensuring that the dreams of many footballers are realised.

    Young African were crowned champions of the competition after beating Mighty Gunners 3-2 in the final which took place in Gobabis last year.

    Young African bagged N$500 000 for winning the tournament.

    Individual efforts were also recognised. Itamunua Keimuine of Tura Magic was awarded N$20 000 for being the top goal scorer of the tournament.

    Young African's Himeezembi Hengombe was voted player of the tournament and was rewarded with N$20 000.

    Young African coach Maleagi Ngarizemo was the coach of the tournament and was handsomely rewarded with N$15 000 and goalkeeper Mata Mbemutjiua of Young African won the Golden Gloves Award and was given N$15 000.

    The 2018 Debmarine Namibia Cup Competition proper gets under way with the Last 32 clubs in action on the weekend of 24 March.

    The draw

    Here is the full draw for the Last 32: Dynamos vs Onathinge United; Real Fighters vs Eleven Arrows; Khuse vs Tigers; Magic vs Gunners; Space Age vs Khomas Nampol; Chief Santos vs Reho Madrid; Citizens vs Chiefs; Once Again vs Rhino FC; Omaheke Nampol/ Swallows vs African Stars; Blue Waters vs Fresh United; Golden Bees vs Life Fighters; Orlando Pirates vs Outjo Academy; Swakopmund vs Ohangwena; Rundu Chiefs vs Civics; North East winners vs Unam and Black Africa vs Young African.


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  • 03/15/18--15:00: Bothma recovering well
  • Bothma recovering wellBothma recovering wellNever-say-die spirit He may have broken his arm three times, but Renaldo Bothma is determined to be back on the pitch. Namibia national rugby team player Renaldo Botha says he is recovering well from a broken arm sustained about two months ago.

    The Harlequins player broke his arm for the third time in seven months in January while playing for the club.

    “I am doing great and I went for another scan on Wednesday and I must say that the results are very positive.

    “I do believe that I will be able to return for the world cup qualifying matches in June,” Bothma said.

    Meanwhile, the player said that he started two businesses to keep him busy during his injury.

    “I also started up two businesses in the last six months, so I have been busy.”

    Renaldo Bothma is a South African-born Namibian rugby union player.

    His favourite position has often been in the role of a flanker were he has been most influential for club and country.

    Bothma has played for big clubs like Blue Bulls, Golden Lions, Leopards, Sharks and the Pumas before joining his current club.

    In 2013, he was included in a South Africa President's XV team that played in the 2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup and won the tournament after winning all three matches.

    He initially joined the Sharks for the 2015 and 2016 Super Rugby seasons, with a clause to return to the Pumas for the Currie Cup competition in those seasons.

    However, due to his involvement with Namibia at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, he didn't play for the Pumas in the 2015 Currie Cup Premier Division.

    In March 2016, during the 2016 Super Rugby season, he gained an early release from his contract with the Sharks to join Pretoria-based Super Rugby side the Bulls.

    He recently signed a three-year deal to join English Premiership side Harlequins prior to the 2017/18 season.

    He made his debut for Harlequins on 3 December 2017, against European Champions Saracens, in the Aviva Premiership.


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    Church sex abuse case ongoingChurch sex abuse case ongoingFamily questioned An Australian court, closed for ten days for the public, has heard evidence in the sex abuse case of a top advisor to Pope Francis. Lawyers for Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell questioned family members of two of his accusers during a second day of open testimony in a pre-trial hearing into charges of historical sexual offences in an Australian court yesterday.

    Australian-born Pell, 76, a top advisor to Pope Francis, was summoned by police last year and is the most senior Catholic official to face such charges. Details of the charges have not been made public.

    Pell's lawyers have said at previous administrative hearings he will plead not guilty to all charges. Pell is not required to enter a formal plea unless a magistrate determines there is cause for a full trial.

    His lawyer, Robert Richter, questioned the fathers and a brother of two of his accusers about statements they had given to police about when and where certain events were alleged to have taken place and when they became aware of them.

    The court was told the father of one of the accusers never identified Pell in his statement to police and that he had first heard about the possibility his son might have been sexually abused in July 2015, long after the events were alleged to have taken place.

    “Did you ask whether he was abused by Father Pell?” Richter asked the father, who cannot be identified because that would identify one of the alleged victims.

    The father replied: “I cannot remember the details. I was more concerned about the fact that he had been abused by priests.”

    He said neither he nor anyone in his family had seen anything improper at the alleged location of the abuse, where their local church had hosted a water-skiing outing.

    Pressed on whether anyone had seen anything “untoward”, he said he didn't know what Richter was getting at.

    “Improper. Sexual. Abusive,” Richter said, to which the father replied: “No.”

    The father and brother of another accuser said they first heard about the alleged abuse in mid-2015, about a month before they were questioned by police about accusations against Pell.

    The second father said he could not recall any occasion when his son had behaved oddly after being around priests.

    The father's younger son said his brother had made allegations about an earlier incident.

    The younger son recalled driving his brother home from a family party and hearing his brother, who was drunk, say: “Some f*cked up stuff has happened to me.”

    The hearing in the southern city of Melbourne was later adjourned until Monday by Magistrate Belinda Wallington over a matter unrelated to Pell's case.

    The court was closed to the public for most of the first ten days of the hearing to protect the privacy of people giving evidence.

    The hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to go to trial is scheduled to continue until the end of March.

    Pell is on a leave of absence from his Vatican role as Francis' economy minister, which he started in 2014. The pontiff has said he will not comment on the case until it is over.


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    Omukwanezimo gwaNelongo oye e mu  li kohiOmukwanezimo gwaNelongo oye e mu li kohi Omahokokololo guulunga iimuna ngoka taga popilwa omukwatakanithi gwongundu yoSwapo mOshitopolwa shaShana, Samuel Nelongo, molwaashoka aniwa kali ta yambidhidha Omuleli Hage Geingob pethimbo lyomahogololo gaaleli yongundu ngoka ga ningwa muNovemba gwa piti, oshiwike shika oga eta ishewe polweela iiholekwa yilwe.

    Aapopi yoohapu dhoka mboka ya kala nokutopolwa omahokololo ngoka komapandja gomakwatathano gopainternet , kohi yiinyolwa tayi ithanwa 'Breaking News' oya holola kutya omumwayinagona gwaNelongo, Gideon Abner oye ta kwatele komeho oonkambadhala dhokuteya po Nelongo.

    Abner okwa pula aashangi yomahokololo ngoka opo ya holole uumbangi kutya oye ta ningi ngaaka.

    Okwa lombwele oNamibian Sun kutya ngashiingeyi ofamili ye oya topoka nakehe mpoka tayi aantu otaye mu ula omalaka kutya omutondi. Otaku hokololwa kutya Abner okwa kutwa kungoloneya gwaShana Clemens Kashuupulwa oshowo omunashipundi gwelelo lyaShana, Gerson Hannu Kapenda, opo a kwashilipalke kutya Nelongo okwa tulwa miipandeko.

    Ehokololo ndyoka olya tsu sha landula sho Nelongo a tulwa miipandeko momasiku ga 5 gaMaalitsa omolwa uulunga wiimuna , konima sho a li a tulwa miipandeko natango omwedhi gwa piti, miipotha ya faathana. Omahokololo ngoka ga tulwa komapandja gomakwatathano gopainternet otaga popi kutya Nelongo ota ningilwa omambandameko agehe ngoka omolwa eyambidhidho lye lyo Team Swapo, methigathano lyomahogololo ndyoka lya ningwa kongundu yoSwapo.

    Natango aaapopi yoohapu ndhoka, oya popi kutya ope na omunambelewa gwopolisi ngoka a li a dhengele ongodhi omumwayinakadhona gwaNelongo, te mu lombwele kutya Kapenda naKashuupulwa oya hala Nelongo a tulwa miipandeko.

    Otaku poiwa kutya Kapenda naKashuupulwa oya futu Abner oshowo Sacky ngoka e li omukwashigwana gwaAngola na oha longele omunafaalama gumwe mOndiamande. Onzo yimwe puundingosho wontumba oya lombwele omutoolinkundana gwoshikundaneki shika, kutya Sacky okwa li a popi puundingosho mboka kutya okwa futwa oshimaliwa shooN$2 000 opo ya longe iilonga yanyata mbyoka.

    Abner okwa tindi kutya ye ke na mo olunyala metulo miipandeko lyaNelongo, na ina tsakanena naKapenda oshowo Kashuupulwa.

    Kapenda okwa tindi okutya sha momahokololo ngoka, ta popi kutya ye ken a mo olunyala naAbner ngoka ta popiwa kemu shi.

    Etulo miipandeko etiyali lyaNelongo lyomomasiku ga 5 gomweedhi nguka, olya ningwa sha landula aniwa omakonaakono ga ningwa sho a li a tulwa miipandeko lwotango momasiku 11 gaFebruali sho a adhika aniwa noshiyenditho she shi na oongombe moshitopolwa shaShikoto, noongombe ndhoka otaku fekelwa kutya oda yakwa.

    Nelongo okwa holoka mompangulilo yamangestrata gwaNdangwa, na okwa pewa omboloha yooN$2 000 noshipotha she osha undulilwa komasiku 9 gaApilili. Opolisi yaShana oya popi kutyaa iipotha mboka tayi tamanekelwa Nelongo oyiimbuluma ya longwa pokati ko 2016 no 2017.


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    Ondjele yoluhepo yashuna pevi kashonaOndjele yoluhepo yashuna pevi kashonaAakalimo yomiitopolwa yomuushayi oyo unene ya taalela onkalo yoluhepo Okwa lopota kutya ondjele yonkalo yoluhepo moshilongo oya shuna pevi kashona , ihe nonando ongaaka okwaahathike pamwe paliko onkene taku londo pombanda noonkondo. Uuyelele mboka owa holola sha landula omapekaapeko gopashigwana kombinga yonkalo yoluhepo moshilongo oshowo onkalo yetopolo lyeliko lyoshilongo, miitopolwa Kunene, Kavango East, Zambezi oshowo Omaheke.

    Ehangano lyoNamibia Statistics Agency olya e ta polweela oshizemo shomapekaapeko taga ithanwa Namibia Household Income and Expenditure Survey (NHIES) for 2015/16.

    Omapekaapeko ngoka oga ulike kutya ondjele yoluhepo moshilongo oya gwa pevi nokuya poopresenda 10.7 pokati ko 2015/16 okuza 15.4% mo 2010.

    Nonando ongaaka etopolo lyeliko li thike pamwe oli li omukundu koshilongo sho ondjele yokwahatopola eliko shi thike pamwe yi li pombanda nonando oya gu pevi okuza poo 58% mo 2010, 56% okuya mo 2016.

    Iitopolwa ngaashi Kunene, Omaheke, Zambezi oshowo Kavango East oya lopota ondjele yoluhepo yi li pombanda okuyeleka niitopolwa yilwe ngaashi Khomas, Hardap, Oshana oshowo //Karas.

    Omapekaapeko ngoka oga ningwa okuza muApilili gwo 2015 sigo Maalitsa gwo 2016.

    Omuokmeho gwehangano ndyoka, Alex Shimuafeni okwa popi kutya omagumbo ga thika po 544 655 otaku tengenekwa ga ningilwa omakonaakono oshowo aakalimo yomomagumbo ngoka ya thika po 2 280 716.

    Omwaalu ogundji gwaakwashigwana ohagu zi miitopolwa yomomikunda gwa kalela po oopresenda 53.1, omanga oopresenda 46.9 hadhi zi moondoolopa.

    Okwa popi kutya konima sho omiyalu ndhoka dha konaakonwa, omagumbo geli 10 090 gomomagumb 10 368, moka aakalimo oya ningilwa omapulaapulo, nomayamukulo ngoka ya gandja ogeli poopresenda 97.3, ge vulithe ponkatu yoopresenda 80 ndjoka hayi taambiwako koNSA.

    Okwa popi kutya pauyelele mboka, otaku vulu okuningwa omalunduluko momayambulepo gaakwashigwana moshilongo unene tuu aantu mboka taya lumbu moluhepo na oya pumbwa omakwatho.

    Onkalo yoluhepo onene oya dhihdilikwa miitopolwa ya tumbulwa moka aakwashigwana mbyoka yeli pevi lyondjele yoopreenda 10.7, okuyeleka nondjele yopashigwana.

    Aakwashigwana mboka yeli moluhepo ihe oye li hwepo okwa dhidhilikwa yeli miitopolwa ngaashi Khomas oshowo Erongo.

    Okwa lopotwa kutya oopresenda 53.6 dhaanamagumbo moshilongo ohaya mono iiyemo yawo okuzilila moondjambi, oshowo openzela, omanga oopresenda 10.6 aanafaalama.

    Moondoolopa okwa lopotwa kutya oopresenda 72 dhaakalimo ohaya mono iiyemo yawo okupitila moondjambi taku landula iiyemo mbyoka hayi monika okuzilila moongeshefa, na oya kalela po oopresenda 11.3, iiyemo hayi monika okuza muunafaalama oya kalela po oopresenda dhaantu 22.4.

    Pandondo yopaitopolwa natango oondjambi odho tadhi hupitha aantu oyendji, kakele koshitopolwa shaMusati oshowo Ohangwena, moka aakwashigwana yomwaalu omunene kwa lopotwa kutya otaya hupu muunafaalama.


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    Omona gwaPohamba a geelwa koshigwanaOmona gwaPohamba a geelwa koshigwanaKansela a yamukula Aanamukunda monooli yoshilongo oya lya moonyandi omolwa omunino gwomeya kagu na oshilonga ngoka gwa li gwa tulwa momikunda dhawo kukansela gwawo. Ongundu yaakwashigwana ya thika po 500, oya geye noonkondo kiilonga yakansela gwoshikandjohogololo Ondobe,

    Mandume Pohamba, ngoka taya popi kutya okwa tulitha mevi omunino kagu na oshilonga ngoka gwa longithwa owala kaanamagumbo yatatu okutulitha omeya momagumbo gawo.

    Konima sho omunino ngoka gwa tulwa po, aakwashigwana oya pewa okapomba komeya kaayehe hoka ka teka oomwedhi omulongo dha piti na inaka pangelwa sigo onena. Aakwashigwana oya popiwa kutya oya li ya dhilaadhila kutya otaya ningi owala omeya gawo gopaumwene, nokukutha oowili momunino ngoka, ihe oya lombwelwa kutya shoka itashi vulu okuningwa.

    Etompelo kutya omolwashike mboka itaya vulu okukutha mo omeya, oondyoka kutya omunino ngoka omushona ,na itagu ka vula okugandja omeya kwaamboka yaha okukutha mo omeya. Aakwashigwana oya popi kutya oya iyamba okutha omunino ngoka gwomeya, konima sho kansela gwawo e ya uvanekele kutya uuna omunino ngoka gwa pu otaya ka vula okukutha mo omeya gawo gopaumwene nokutula momagumbo gawo. Monena momunino moka omwa kuthwa owala omeya komagumbo gatatu.

    Shoka osha kolekwa kuPohamba yemwene sho a ningwa naye oonkundathana koNamibian Sun, naasho a pulwa kutya omolwashike a pitika opo epangelo li longe omunino ngoka itagu vulu okukuthwa omeya koshigwana, okwa yamukula kutya enenedhilaadhilo olya li okugandja omeya koshigwana, naashoka osha ningwa.

    Okwa popi kutya oshigwana shoka osha kala uulenethimbo inashi mona omeya na oya gandja omunino ngoka kaakwashigwana onkene itaya vulu okukutha mo omeya ya tule momagumbo gawo molwaashoka omunino omushona. Okwa tsikile kutya oye na okutegelelwa pu monike iiyemo opo ku vule okugandjwa omunino ngoka tagu vuul okukuuthwa omeya koshigwana.

    Ismael Hambudi, ngoka e li omukomeho gwOhangwena rural water supply directorate, okwa popi kutya Pohamba okwa li a kunkililwa nokutseyithilwa kutya omunino ngoka omushona na itagu vulu okulongithwa kaakwashigwana ya kuthe mo woo omeya, ihe okwa kondjitha opo omunino gu longwe.

    Pohamba okwa popi kutya omunino ngoka ogwa yonuka pomahala gamwe noshinima shoka osha lopotwa ihe inaya mona omayamukulo. Okwa popi kutya aanambelewa mboka haya pangele oya kala aluhe nokugandja omatompelo gompumbwe yiiyenditho niilongitho.

    Kansela okwa tsikile kutya omeya momunino ngoka pokati komukunda Okanghudi sigo Omanunama oga pata omolwa omunino ngoka gwa yonuka pokati mpoka.

    Hambudi okwa tindi omapopyo gaPohamba ta popi kutya ke na ontseyo ndjoka yomunino ngoka tagu pumbwa okupangelwa.

    Okwa zimine kutya iihauto yiikondo yimwe oyi li monkalo yanayipala. Kombinga yoolopota ndhoka dha ningwa okwa popi kutya otaka tala moshinima shoka.


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    Oonyama dha kwewa dhomoondoha odha gamenwaOonyama dha kwewa dhomoondoha odha gamenwa Uuministeli wuunamapya owa kutha po uumbanda omolwa oondya dhomoondoha dha longwa kehangano lyaSouth Afrika lyoEnterprise Foods kutya otashi vulika oondya ndhoka dha nika oshiponga sha etithwa ketukuko lyombakitelia yuuzigo wiikulya ndjoka ya tukuka moSouth Afrika.

    Uuministeli owa popi okupitika momundohotolwa guundjolowele wiimuna, Dr Adrianatus Maseke, kutya iikulya mboka yomoondooha oya gamenwa okuza komukithi ngoka.

    Uumbanda owa holoka moshigwana, sha landula sho ominista yuundjolowele nonkalonawa Bernard Haufiku, a tseyitha kutya omulumentu gwontumba gwomondoolopa yaTsumeb okwa taambelwa moshipangelo shaRoman Catholic, mOvenduka, a kwatwa komukithi ngoka, sha landula sho a li okamuhaka e ka landa moshilahite mondolopa ndjoka.

    Haufiku okwa popi kutya iilongomwa yomahangano gaali gaSouth Afrika ngoka taga kwatakanithwa netukuko lyomukithi ngoka, nayi yandwe. Omahangano ngoka oga tumbulwa kutya Rainbow Chicken oshowo Enterprise Foods.

    Momushangwa gwa pititha kuuministeli wonkalonawa, ngoka ta longo pehala lyamushanga muuministeli mboka, Petronella Masabane, okwa gandja omagwedhelelo opo oonyama ndhoka tadhi landithwa dha pya nale dhi yandwe.

    Uuministeli owa popi kutya owa gandjwa elombwelo kaakonaakoni yawo opo ya kuthemo moostola oonyama dha longwa komahangano ngoka, onga omukalo gwokukeelela etaandeko lyomukithi ngoka.

    Okwa gwedha po kutya aakokele, aanona naakiintu yeli momategelelo oshowo aantu ye na aakwiita yolutu ya nkundipala oyo unene ya taalela oshiponga shomukithi ngoka. Omadhidhiliko gomukithi, oshimvu, oshipwagagula, oontumba dholutu tadhi ehama oshowo epiyagano lyopamadhilaadhilo. Sho minista a tseyitha etukuko lyomikithi ngoka mEtiyali, oostola odhindji mOvenduka odha adhika nale dha kutha mo iilongomwa mbyoka moomalandithilo gawo.

    Omupopiliko gwoshilando shaVenduka Scheifert Shigwedha okwa koleke kutya oshilando shawo otashi longele kumwe nuuministeli wuundjolowele opo ku yiwe moshipala onkalo ndjoka.

    Okwa popi kutya otaya longele nale kumwe nuuministeli sha landula etukuko lyomukithi gwo hepatitis E na okushishi kutya omilandu dha faathana nelongelo kumwe otali ka tulwa miilonga,nopolisi yoshilando otayi ka kuthwa ombinga mokuungaunga naalandithi yomomapandanda.


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  • 03/15/18--15:00: Talking museums in Ondangwa
  • Talking museums in OndangwaTalking museums in OndangwaExploring the cultural heritage of northern Namibia The Museums Association of Namibia is hosting a workshop on how to preserve cultural knowledge in preparation of launching a music museum. Fashion designers, musicians and artists are just some of the Namibians who draw inspiration from our rich and diverse cultural heritage. Cultural diversity is what provides Namibia with its unique flavour and appearance. However, many of the objects that reflect pre-colonial belief systems and demonstrate the techniques and materials used to make things, can no longer be found in our communities. The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) recently organised a workshop in Ondangwa aimed to showing ways in which cultural knowledge can be preserved or revived. Martti Rautanenen known as 'Nakambale' became the leader of the Finnish missionaries who arrived in northern Namibia in the late nineteenth century. He lived at Olukonda and his home is now known as the Nakambale Museum. Whilst in Namibia, he assembled a collection of 127 objects that reflected the lifestyle and beliefs of the local community. Elia Irimari, the regional councillor for Ondangwa, argued that cultural heritage should play an important role in development.

    The collection is currently held by the National Museum of Finland but the museum has provided MAN with photographs of all the objects. Local historians who attended as participants at the workshop were able to view the photographs and interpret their meanings. MAN will also obtain a translation from Finland of a catalogue that provides information about each object, based on Rautanen's notes and diary. The translation will provide further insight into the history of each object. The two-year project will contribute to the establishment of two permanent museums in Namibia, the Museum of Namibian Music and the Zambezi Museum, and to the development of two mobile exhibitions and catalogues on San and Ndonga history and cultures. Martha Akawa, the vice-chairperson of MAN, said they aim to produce a new catalogue based on photographs of the collection. However, the original information will be edited and supplemented by insights provided by local community members. The catalogue will also contain new photographs of important heritage sites. The location of Olukonda and the content of the collection mean that the exhibition will focus on the historical kingdom of Ondonga. “We believe that it is important that young people are aware of their cultural roots. We believe that, whilst this collection relates to Ondonga, the project can be seen as a model. The process can help repair the psychological damage that has been done to young people who have `lost' their culture. We hope that, in the future, such partnerships might be extended,” she said.

    MAN hopes that the project will raise awareness about the importance of some of the historical artefacts that are found in family homes and encourage families to donate them to their local museum for preservation.

    Staff Reporter

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  • 03/15/18--15:00: Dear Namibian entertainers
  • Dear Namibian entertainersDear Namibian entertainers Invest in yourself. The greatest decision you can ever make is to plough back into your career. There are so very many success stories and you can become one of them. Some of you have been in the industry for many years and you have nothing to show for it. You do not have a studio, you do not own a camera, you do not have a publicist, a manager and so many other essentials that are needed for you to progress and excel in your career.

    If you have been in the industry long enough, you must have learned a couple of essential skills. Can you make your own songs? Can your edit videos? Can you play any instruments? Investing in yourself does not necessarily mean you pump money into your career. It relies heavily on the kind of skills you have managed to acquire over the years. The minute I say the word 'investment' to an artist, their brains instantaneously jump to funds. While financial investment is an important aspect needed to create a professional product, it is not the only or even the most crucial investment that you can make.

    Investing time in educating yourself first will help you feel more confident in tough situations, avoid you making the same mistakes or even help you to make the decision to walk away from ventures that simply are not working out anymore. You must invest your time, your energy, and your all into your craft if you want to create a recipe for success.


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  • 03/15/18--15:00: Reggie opens up on Warakata
  • Reggie opens up on WarakataReggie opens up on WarakataThe remarks will allow me to make better decisions Standing at 65 000 views on Youtube, many say the views are that high because people wanted to see how bad the Warakata video was. The exceptionally well-received song Warakata by One Blood is considered a national treasure due to the fact that it is one of the songs to receive immense airplay in all corners of the country, and abroad. Naturally, people expected great delivery on the music video but many begged to differ when the video dropped early this year. Videographer and director Reggie Zaire has since then received negative feedback from fans on how poorly conceptualised the video is. Reggie clears the air with tjil.

    He says he understands the judgments, however, those that criticised don't know the cost of music videos. He says this is his first work that received much hate… and he agrees 100% with the comments.

    “If I had shot it as a bigger budget package I will have to do that for everyone and at the end of the day I won't be making a living. It made me feel that I should stop doing free work or maybe remove my lowest package off the market but then, many artists will lose out,” he said.

    According to Reggie, One Blood are close friends of his and when they approached him for a music video they had no costs to cover either the video or a concept. He agreed to shoot the video for them for free with a condition that One Blood will refund him should the video win any awards. “The only reason I agreed to shoot the video was because the song is a hit, the artists did not have the money to shoot it and should I have refused the video will never have been made,” he said.

    The concept of the music video is referenced from Olamide's Wo! video as very little equipment was used.

    “They know what they put in and that reaction can't be faked. It's genuine and we thought everyone will love it. When I watch that video I remember a great time and I don't think there will be something like that anytime soon,” said Reggie.

    Warakata was shot in the range of Reggie's lowest package of N$3 800, the standard cost is N$6 000, and the advanced, N$8 000 to N$10 000. The professional rate is N$12 000 to N$15000. Reggie says he used equipment worth N$60 000 including a drone.

    Reggie has shot music videos for local artists including KP Illest, Sally, ML, Dice to mention a few, and that work has been played on Africa's top music video channels, including Trace Urban, Channel O and MTV Base.

    June Shimuoshili

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  • 03/15/18--15:00: How to get a girl the KK way
  • How to get a girl the KK wayHow to get a girl the KK wayKK on love and relationships RnB and hip-hop singer KK opens up about how his upbringing played a role in how he treats his relationships. Not a lot of men can admit that they catch feelings just like that. Then again, not every man is award-winning artist KK as he opens up to tjil about his relationship preferences, and on how men should love and treat their partners without compromising their feelings. With the omnipresence of intimate partner violence in Namibia, KK points out the importance of men realising that they too are human… with feelings.

    Tjil (T): How old where you when you got in your first relationship and what was that like?

    KK: I think I was 12 or so and I remember feeling like a boss every day because she was the most beautiful girl in school and she was mine. But I was a very shy kid back then so you can imagine the awkwardness.

    T: Have your parents/guardians ever spoken to you about relationships or girls?

    KK: Being raised by a single parent, my mom was always against the idea so I had to hide it from her because she knew I was going to be a little heartbreaker.

    T: What kind of environment did you grow up in, and would you say it played a role in who you are today as a man who values women and relationships?

    KK: I was raised by women, my grandmother, mom and aunts. I was raised with unconditional love and respect so that should tell you how much I value women.

    T: What are the things you value in a relationship?

    KK: Loyalty - it's not a relationship without it. Respect - there can be no love without respect and vice versa, otherwise it is a pointless and meaningless relationship. 3. Personality - this may be a cliché but it matters. I find beauty in all things and a beautiful personality equals a beautiful woman, hands down. 4. Booty - booty is life and life is booty, let's not lie to one another hahahaha. No jokes though.

    T: What is the formula for good communication in a romantic relationship?

    KK: Snapchat and Instagram DM lol. Honestly, you just need to prioritise one another because if you don't then clearly you don't care and you best believe, someone else will.

    T: Would you ever change yourself to suit your partner?

    KK: Probably in the past but not anymore. I wouldn't change for someone who might not even be there in the next few months. Be yourself because that should be enough.

    T: What do you say about gender-based violence and what would you advise those who don't know how to get out of a relationship that's abusive?

    KK: It's pathetic and sickening for a man to raise his hands for a woman. I don't know if it's a psychological thing, but women find it hard to leave these pigs. It just doesn't make any sense to me but, we as outsiders, also need to try and intervene and go the extra mile to help those in need.

    T: What would you say is your 'Bae-cation' destination locally and abroad?

    KK: Locally probably Sossusvlei and abroad should be Maldives. I really want to go there.

    T: If you could know something then that you know now what would you say it is?

    KK: Don't be selfish but don't put others before yourself. You need to be able to love yourself before you can love another. You should be your first priority.

    T: Lastly, when do you plan on popping the question and what space would you like to be in with your partner by then?

    KK: I'm a long way from that because it's one of the biggest commitments in life and should not be taken for a joke. Perhaps in another two years or three to come, or maybe never. My partner and I need to be completely in sync in all regards. That takes time and patience.

    June Shimuoshili

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    How to deal with dominant co-workers How to deal with dominant co-workers Dominant people have a strong desire to take charge and get things accomplished their way. Although some people use their domineering attributes maliciously, many dominant personalities don't even realize how overbearing they are. However, even if they mean well and are simply trying to contribute to the success of the company, their behaviour can hurt office efficiency and morale. For this reason, you should nip issues with a dominate co-worker in the bud before they become too deeply ingrained.

    1. Stop the co-worker from interrupting you and dominating a conversation or meeting by politely asking him to let you finish your point. This places you in a mature, respectful position while making your colleague aware that what he is doing is disruptive.

    2. Stand your ground when the co-worker tries to take control of work or the planning process. A simple statement such as, "Thank you, but I don't need any help," or "Thanks for your input, but we're going to do it this way," gets your point across in no uncertain terms and leaves little room for your co-worker to argue with you.

    3. Invoke the authority of higher-ups when a dominating colleague oversteps his authority and tries to call the shots. Explain that you are performing your job per your manager's specific instructions and will have to talk to her before you can make the changes he requests. This reminds the co-worker he holds no supervisory power over you and cannot make decisions without management approval.

    4. Have a private conversation with the offending co-worker. State that his overbearing behaviour is hampering your ability to work effectively, and ask him to stop. Use specific examples to illustrate the kind of conduct you are referring to. Smile and remain calm and polite, and avoid being overly accusatory, as this can make your colleague defensive and less likely to homer your request.

    5. Talk to your supervisor if all else fails. Tell her about the issues you are having with the co-worker and explain how they are affecting your work. Use specific examples of both the behaviour and its effect. Provide suggestions for solutions, such as having the manager speak with the co-worker or decreasing the amount of collaborative work you do with him.


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  • 03/15/18--15:00: The lost generation
  • The lost generationThe lost generation Namibians will once again go to the polls towards the end of next year to elect the country's president, as well as new National Assembly members.

    In the run-up to the elections politicians will come out of their cocoons while bellowing hollow electoral promises to various constituencies. The youth vote in particular is of keen interest to political parties who will have to adjust their campaign messages to target potential young voters. Young people still hold the key, as they make up the majority of voters, although there is still a huge percentage of the voting population who are unwilling to participate in democratic process. There are also young people who are disillusioned with electoral politics and feel let down by the ruling elite. Young people's concerns include the burden of unemployment and other social challenges, while the lack of access to quality education has doomed this lost generation to a life of poverty and misery. The young people in this country are confronted by many socio-economic problems and most of those sitting at home want to know how their leaders will endeavor to create jobs, address housing and tackle education and healthcare issues. It is saddening that those elected to promote the youth agenda have allowed this marginalisation to continue and are unable to lift the hapless young people out of despair. They have failed to engage with the youth and poor communities of this nation, and that is unfortunate. Also shocking is that there are no issues being raised by the country's future leaders, who are mostly interested in hosting braais and cementing their places as blue-eyed boys of leading politicians. Young people are continually getting the short end of the stick, as evidenced by the recent huge reduction in the sport and youth ministry's budget. Young people should not be treated as mere voting cattle, and they must assert themselves as a very important demographic in the upcoming general elections. Critically, there must be a holistic approach to help improve the capacity of young people, while developing their potential in key areas such as education, employment and decision-making processes across all economic sectors.

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  • 03/15/18--15:00: For the love of the game!
  • For the love of the game!For the love of the game! I have a confession to make; I am not much of a soccer fanatic. I mean, I love soccer and would watch the big games and tournaments such as the World Cup et al. I would scream at the top of my voice, kick my dear dog 'Danger' in the ribcage, and shout profanities each time 'my' team scored - or attempted to. If my wife asked me about that expensive pair of shoes she wanted during that moment, I would gladly smile and say, “Yes honey. Of course … go ahead. I love you too darling….”

    But what I would not do is run home from a dinner night out to catch the last 15 minutes of an Arsenal versus something-something team! I know of dudes that would drop whatever they were doing to watch a soccer game. The guy could be the one with the most vital secret code that could save the world from the apocalypse – but he would drop the entire human race and jet home for Arsenal's sake.

    Nah, I am not that type. Well, I do not know about pulling a Steven Segal and saving the human race thing, but I would definitely not be dashing home for Arsenal or any other team. Ja, I know – I am a loser, right?

    Perhaps it is because I was never much of a soccer player in what was supposed to be my hey-day. I mean, I could kick the pig skin around and probably manage to dribble past one or two players - but that was it.

    Well, anyone can dribble past his own players and feel good about it - which is what I did back in the day. No wonder I always managed to run fast with the ball; I had no competition as my own team players were probably watching in awe as I waltzed past them in blizzard speed, smiling from ear to ear.

    Ja, those were the days when the game of soccer had a totally different set of rules. For instance, the fat kid in any soccer match was always made the goalkeeper. There were no bathroom scales to weigh them up - we just looked at them and decide: “You are fat. You are now officially our goalkeeper.” If the now-baptised 'fat boy' decides to protest his vote onto the 'phat boys' club' – no pun intended – he would be lynched!

    As for the line-up of the two teams; only the owner of the ball had the power to decide how both teams will look. In other words, if you never gave him a piece of your vetkoek, or never laughed at his jokes - you are out, my friend. The guy who was never picked for any team will be the one to run around and fetch the ball from a tree when it got stuck, under a car or even on the roof!

    Eish, those were the days when the match only ended when everybody was tired, or when somebody's Ouma decides to be a party pooper and calls the boy home to take a bath before 'Papa' arrives from work. Ja, those 'Papas' could beat the living hell out of you for not saying 'thank you' to 'Mama' for washing your school uniform.

    The game will also end automatically when the ball owner gets annoyed. No one dare annoy him - he is the owner of the ball for heaven's sake!

    There were usually no corners during our soccer matches, but if you keep making comers up to the count of say three; it's a penalty, no questions asked! Interestingly, the person to take such penalty will be the one who caused it. You could be the worse penalty taker in the world, it does not matter. It is your time to shine - go on and do a Roberto Baggio in 1994 on your teammates.

    That is how the beautiful game of soccer was played in our day. No wonder some of us always ended up as the one to fetch the ball. Eish, the game of soccer is definitely not for the faint-hearted. In this game, you need some balls – no matter the size - before you can play it!

    Until then.


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  • 03/15/18--15:00: Six ways to survive
  • Six ways to surviveSix ways to survive Being an introvert in a corporate environment As an introvert, surviving the corporate world can be nothing short of miraculous. Let's be honest, the introvert is not exactly celebrated in the corporate world. Often viewed as closed, shy, and awkward, the introvert can be overlooked for promotions in favour of their more visible colleagues. The corporate world and the office environment can unfortunately be a deliberately harsh environment for an introvert.

    Yet the corporate world is also home to many introverts in positions they love. There are still ways to remain true to your happy, introverted self, while enjoying and getting the most out of your work life.

    So here a few ways for you, the introvert, to take charge of your corporate life!

    Don't pretend

    The last thing you want to do while starting on the corporate career ladder is pretend you're someone you're not. Being fake in major networking situations might help you do well in one-on-one interactions, but it can cause you major anxiety and prevent you from putting your best foot forward.

    Faking who you are means you can't showcase your true strengths. Keeping up with the facade and the image you have created will become an inevitable struggle. And the end result can be burnout. Don't set yourself up for failure. Be honest with yourself and others.

    Chances are, your manager will notice your introverted strengths and see them as an asset they can use to the business's advantage. Pretending only means you're preventing yourself from being the best employee you can be.

    Don't be ­intimidated

    Don't allow yourself to be intimidated by those who treat your introverted nature as an affliction or a weakness. It's essential to your professional and personal well-being that you never apologise for being introverted. Remain confident in who you are as an individual and as an employee. Not only will this lessen workplace stress, but others will notice and appreciate your confidence as you begin to show more self-respect.

    Don't feel ­pressured

    Many introverts have complained about the social expectations put on them at work and the amount of stress this causes when they are unable (not unwilling!) to comply. The truth is that an introvert's social tank can quickly run empty. This occasionally means you may have to turn down drinks after work or a group lunch. But don't feel guilty about doing so. Cut yourself some slack. Do what you can, when you can, and you'll be much happier.

    Build close knit ­relationships

    The office introvert is very rarely the most popular. If anything, they're probably most well-known for being the mysterious ones on the team. Because of this, introverts are the least likely to engage in office gossip or hang around in big groups. Instead, concentrate on building close knit friendships with friendly extroverts and other introverts in the office. There's bound to be a few who would enjoy your company as much as you'd enjoy theirs.

    Play to your strengths

    Use your rich inner life to help you produce work worthy of a promotion!

    Introverts are naturally good listeners, writers, researchers, and idea generators. They play an important role within the corporate world and are an invaluable part of the team. They can also be an excellent support system in any department. Use these strengths to your advantage to perform above and beyond expectations. If you do so, chances are you'll get noticed.

    Don't forget to ­recharge

    The key to success as an introvert in a corporation is to take any time you can get to recharge your batteries. Make time to get away from it all, even for a little while each day. It is essential to your well-being.

    Recharging is too important to overlook. Not doing so can have a noticeable effect on your behaviour towards yourself and others, and it can also impact your work performance throughout the day.

    Even if you can only get away for ten minutes at a time, do so. Hang out in the toilet cubicle for a few minutes (all introverts have done this at some point, so you're in good company!) Step out of the office to get some fresh air. Go out for lunch or a long walk. Come in early and relax at your desk to get mentally prepared for the workday. Read a book. Flick through a magazine. And don't underestimate the benefits of an early, peaceful commute that avoids the crazy morning rush.

    After some time, you'll begin to find other creative ways to recharge throughout the day. The result will be a sense of relaxation. You'll begin to feel in charge.

    Yes, being an introvert anywhere can be challenging, and the workplace is no exception. The good news is, the more you understand about your introversion, the more confident you will become in moving forward with it.


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