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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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    Hulitheni po okusithandje ohoni - NdeitungaHulitheni po okusithandje ohoni - Ndeitunga Omukuluntu gwEtanga lyOpolisi yaNamibia, Sebastian Ndeitunga okwa popi kutya aanambelewa yamwe po yopolisi kutya otaya longelekumwe noongangala, oshowo okulongitha pambambo omaliko goshilongo, nokutula methano ewinayi etanga lyopolisi yoshilongo.

    Okwa kunkilile aanambelewa yopolisi kutya ye itaka kanitha nando iilonga ye omolwa aanambelewa yopolisi mboka taya longo nuuhasha nokunyateka edhina lyopolisi.

    Ndeitunga okwa li iithana komutumba gwomeendelelo aanambelewa ayehe yopolisi mosasiyona yaWanahenda, omolwa e yo pombanda lyiimbuluma.

    Okwa popi kutya oshilyo shetanga lyopolisi lyowina osha taalela etidho miilonga, konima sho sha monika kutya osha kala tashi longele kumwe na nakusa Sakeus 'Kablou' Amateta, sha landula omakonaakono ngoka ga ningwa.

    Amateta, ngoka kwa hololwa kutya okwa kala omukomeho gwoongangala, okwa yahwa okusa mOvenduka oomwedhi dha piti, konima sho a tindi okutulwa miipandeko.

    Omukuluntu gwopolisi okwa popi kutya ota sithwa ohoni kaanambelewa yamwe mboka mboka aananyalo na inaya hala okugwanitha po iilonga yawo.

    Natango okwa popi kutya edhipago yaakwanezimo yatano moRundu mehuliloshiwike lya piti, osha ningwa omolwa uuhasha wopolisi, ndjoka ya ndopa okugwanitha po iilonga yawo.

    “Ngele owa mono olopota otayi popi kutya omukwashigwana okwa ka lopota kopolisi na okwa pula opolisi yi yambidhidhe ihe okwa yamukulwa kutya kape na oohauto. Inaku shangwa sha membo lyoolopota ihe eyamukulo olya li owala kutya kape na iiyenditho,” Ndeitunga a popi.

    Okwa popi kutya oshi li oshiyolithi noonkondo molwaashoka ka pwali ohauto opo ku yandwe edhipago ndyoka, ihe opwa ka kala oohauto dha thika po 12 pehala lyoshiningwanima.

    “Uuhasha owo wa etitha edhipago ndyoka. Ipula ne andola osha li ofamili yoye ya dhipagwa aantu ayehe mboka komuntu ngoka a li e na okutulwa miipandeko kopolisi. Oohauto odha li peni? Oshi na sha nelongitho yoonzo mpoka tadhi pumbiwa,” Ndeitunga apopi.

    Okwa tsikile kutya ope na aanambelelwa mboka taya longo iilonga yawo neitulemo ihe aashona omanga oyendji itaya gwanitha po iilonga.

    Okwa popi woo kombinga yaanambelewa mboka ya pyakudhukwa okugwanitha po iilonga yawo ,ihe kaye na iikwaniipangitho taya pumbwa mokulonga iilonga yawo.

    Ndeitunga okwa popi woo kombinga yaanambelewa aakiintu mboka haya kala owala ye li pomahala goostola taya ithaneke omanga ye li momizalo dhiilonga noku ulika omathano gawo komapandja gomakwatathano gopainternet.

    Okwa pula aanambelewa ya kwashilipaleke kutya otaya gwanitha po iilonga yawo.



    JEMIMA BEUKES

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    Amupanda ta futithwa oomiliyona 4Amupanda ta futithwa oomiliyona 4Taya popi kutya ehadho lyawo olya li esithahoni noonkondo Aaniilonga melelo lyaNdonga ye li ya ne otaya pula opo ya futwe oshimaliwa sha thika poomiliyona 4, konima sho ya li ya hadhwa nomatompelo kutya aniwa oya yaka po ooshapi dhombelewa yoompangulilo melelo ndyoka. Aaniilonga mboka otaya futitha amushanga gwelelo lyaNdonga, Nepando Amupanda oshowo yakwawo yalwe ye li yatano molwaashoka oyali ya hadhwa komalutu ya hulwa iizalomwa yawo, omolwa ooshapi ndhoka, aniwa dha kana.

    Oonakutulilwamo oshipotha oAmupanda, Sergeant Haindongo, elenga lyaNdonga, Selma Gwanandjokwe Shejavali, Frans Shidhudhu, Naeman Fillemon oshowo kansela melelo ndyoka, Johannes Eino Shondili Amutenya, mboka ya li po sho aaniilonga mboka ya hulwa iikutu yawo taya hadhwa.

    Meindilo lyompangu ndyoka lya ningwa mOmpangu yaVenduka momasiku 26 gaJuni, mboka ya ne otaya pula opo ya futwe oshimaliwa shooN$975 000 kehe gumwe omolwa eyagulo lyuudhemba wawo ndyoka lya ningwa nesithahoni enene sho ya hulwa miipathi yaantu.

    Mboka oya hulwa okuhadhwa kopolisi yaNdangwa, kelombwelo lyaAmupanda, ngoka e ya lundile kutya oya yaka po ooshapi yompangu yaakwashigwana.

    Aaniilonga mboka oya popi kutya shoka osha ningwa nonando inaya mona elombwelo lyompangu lyetulo miipandeko, nenge elombwelo lya sha okuza kopolisi.

    Oya popi kutya Haindongo okwa li pamwe naanambelewa yopolisi na okwa gandja elombwelo kaanambelewa mboka opo ya hadhe aaniilonga mboka komalutu.

    Aaniilonga mboka otaya yambidhidhwa koNational Society for Human Rights of Namibia (Namrights).

    Omukomeho gwoNamrights, Phil Ya Nangoloh okwa koleke koNamibian Sun kutya aaniilonga mboka oya yi kombelewa ye taya kongo ekwatho.

    Omunambelewa gwomauyelele melelo ndyoka, Naeman Amalwa okwa koleke kutya oya yakula omukanda gwompangu, na okwa popi kutya yo oya pyakudhukwwa okwiipopila.

    Aaniilonga mboka aniwa oya li ya pulwa kaanambelewa yopolisi opo ya hule mo iikutu yawo, omanga Amupanda a talako.

    Konima sho ya hadhwa na inaya adhika noshapi, aniwa Amupanda okwa pula opo ya popye kutya oshapi ndjoka oyi li peni.

    Gumwe gwomoonakunyenyeta okwa popi kutya ehadho ndyoka olya li eyonagulo lyuuthemba wawo nesithahoni enene.

    Omukwaniilwa gwaNdonga okwa ulike Amupanda onga amushanga gwelelo lyaNdonga, muApilili gwomvula ya piti, sha landula sho a tidha miilonga ookansela melelo moka ye li yaheyali, ya tumbulwa komadhina kutya Joseph Asino, omunashipundi Peter Kauluma, John Walenga, Vilho Kamanya, Kashona Malulu, Tonata Ngulu oshowo Fillemon Nambili.

    ILENI NANDJATO

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    Oshakati inayi tokola natango kombinga yoplota yaChedaOshakati inayi tokola natango kombinga yoplota yaCheda Elelo lyondolopa yaShakati inali ninga natango etokolo ngele otali tsikile negandjo lyoplota komukwashigwana gwaZimbambwe na okuli omupanguli mOmpangulilo yoPombanda yaShakati, Maphios Cheda sha landula sho oshigwana sha holola ompinge negandjo lyoplota ndjoka.

    Elelo lyaShakati olya tokola okugandja oplota yonomola 4035 Extension 16 kuCheda omanga oplota ndjoka ya li ya gandjwa tango komukwashigwana gwaNamibia Patrick Shilongo momvula yo 2015.

    Shoka inashi tambulwa ko kaayambidhidhi yehahwameko lyoAffirmative Reposition (AR) mboka ya ningi omunyanyo poombelelwa dhelelo ndyoka momasiku 26 gaApilili, nokugandja enyenyeto lyawo.

    Oshiwike shika oshifokundeki shoNamibian Sun osha pula ngele elelo lyondoolopa olya tokola okugandja oplota ndjoka nenge ongiini, ihe omupopiliko gwondoolopa, Katarina Kamari okwa popi kutya ondoolopa inayi ninga natango etokolo.

    Kamari okwa popi kutya ondoolopa oyiipyakidhila manga nomatindo ngoka ga ningwa.

    AR okwa pataneke oplota ndjoka kutya itayi vulu okugandjwa po kuCheda ngoka e li omuzaizai omanga tayi kuthwa Shilongo ngoka e li OmuNamibia na okwa pumbwa oplota yokutunga egumbo lye.

    Ondoolopa yaShakati oyi na ompumbwe yomagumbo ga thika poo7 000.

    Ombaapila ya shangelwa Shilongo kelelo lyaShakati ndjoka ya monika koNamibian Sun oya lombwele Shilongo kutya, oplota ndjoka a li pewa momasiku 10 gaJuni 2015 okwe yi kuthwa molwaashoka okwa ndopa okuyi futa muule woomwedhi 8, ngaashi sha uthwa.





    Ombaapila oya holola kutya Shilongo okwa li a pewa tango ethimbo konima sho oomwedhi 8 dha piti, ihe natango okwa ndopa.

    Nonando ongaaka, ofamili yaShilongo oye shi pondola okumona omukuli okuza kombaanga yoNedbank momasiku 20 gaMaalitsa opo ya vule okutameka niilonga, noAR okwa popi kutya shoka osha li shi na okutalika tango omanga oplota ndjoka inayi pewa Cheda.

    AR okwa popi kutya ehololomadhilaadhilo ndyoka ya ningi olya kala li na okuningwa nale molwaashoka omalelo goondoolopa moshilongo oga talako egandjo lyevi onga ongeshefa pehala onga ekandulepo lyomukundu gwokwaahena omagumbo mokati koshigwana.

    AR owa tsu omuthindo kutya uuyelele mboka kutya Shilongo okwa pewa omukuli kombaanga owa li wu na okutulwa tango miilonga pehala lyokugandja po oplota ndjoka komuntu gumwe.



    AR okwa hala woo okuuva kutya omolwashike edhina yomupanguli ngoka lya shangwa inali ihwa po, pethimo lya tulwa metseyitho lyopashifokundaneki omanga omadhina ga yakwawo ga shangwa okuudha.

    AR natango okwa popi kutya ngele elelo olya tula poshitaafula kutya olya gandja po oplota ndjoka komuzaizai molwaashoka AaNamibia itaya vulu okufuta oplota ndjoka, nena oya pyakudhukwa okugandja omadhina gaamboka taya vulu okulanda po oplota ndjoka.

    Ehwahwameko ndyoka olya holola kutya momvula yo 2015, AaNamibia oyendji oya ningi omaindilo gevi mOshakati ihe sigo onena oya tegelela okumona omaindilo gawo, nonkalo yokugandja po ooplota kaazaizai omanga AaNamibia itaya pewa oomavi, otayi geyitha oshigwana na itayi idhidhimikilwa.

    KENYA KAMBOWE

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    Swapo ta mbandamene aniwa aayambidhidhi yoLPMSwapo ta mbandamene aniwa aayambidhidhi yoLPM Aahwahwameki yongundu yoLandless People's Movement (LPM) otaya lundile kansela gwoshikandjohogololo shaTjiwarongo, Julius Neumbo kutya okwa kutha ko uukalata womahogololo waayambidhidhi yongundu ndjoka ye li 60.

    Omuunganeki gwoLPM, Frans Pemboma okwa popi kutya Neumbo, pamwe naalumentu yaali oya yi megumbo lye mOsoondaha na ya pula uukalata womahogoolo mboka a gongele okuza kaantu nelalakano okukutha ko omauyelele gawo.

    Pemboma okwa popi kutya aakalimo yomolukanda Ombili oya holola ohokwe okuyambidhidha ongundu yoLPM uuna ya shangithwa onga ongundu yopolotika noElectoral Commission of Namibia (ECN), sho kwa taalelwa omahogololo gopashigwana omvula twa taalela.

    Pemboma okwa popi kutya Neumbo okwa kutha ko uukalata mboka na okwa pula ooyene opo ye keutaleko kombelewa ye ngele oye wu hala.

    Omuhwahwameki ngoka okwa popi kutya ngoka omambandameko taga ningilwa aakwashigwana mboka yahala okuwayimina ongundu yoLPM.

    Omuhwahwameki gumwe, Jakob Hausiku, okwa koleke omapopyo gaPemboma, na okwa gwedha po kutya okwa li a ningilwa omapulaapulo komunambelewa gwopolisi gwomonanguwi, ngoka a tseya owala nedhina Carlos momasiku 26 gaJuni.

    Omunambelewa ngoka okwa a li a hala e mu fale kosasiyona yopolisi mOtjiwarongo, opo e ke mu ningile omapulaapulo. Neumbo okwa tindi omalundilo ngoka ta popi kutya uukalata okwe ukutha ko opo e ke sikilile, keindilo ya ningwa kuPemboma.

    Okwa dhenge omuthindo kutya ina kutha ko uukalata mboka ihe okwe wu pewa.

    Neumbo okwa popi kutya ye okwa li monooli sho a dhengelwa ongodhi kombinga yaantu mboka taya ishangithwa. Okwa popi kutya okwa dhengele ongodhi mayola gwondoolopa, Bennes Haimbondi opo ya konge uuyelele kutya oshike tashi ningwa.

    Okwa popi kutya sho a thiki mOtjiwarongo okwa tseyithila kutya omikweyo ndhoka otadhi ningi omile, na okwa yi koradio yoNBC mOshiwambo opo a kunkilile aakwashigwana.

    “Kashi shi oshikando shotango aantu yoludhi ndoka taya shangitha aantu moshigwana. Nale aantu oya li ya futu oshimaliwa shooN$40 opo yapewe aniwa omagumbo, naashoka osho nda dhilaadhila opo ndi ka kunkilile aantu,” Neumbo a popi.

    Okwa popi kutya konima yetseyitho ndyoka a ningi, aakwashigwana oyendi oya pula opo ya galulilwe uukalata wawo nuumutse wawo, naNeumbo aniwa okwa fala oshikumungu shoka komunambelewa gwoECN.

    Neumbo okwa popi kutya ota tengeneke kutya ope na ngoka a li ta kambadhala okukengelela aakwashigwana, na otaka shuna uukalata mboka kooyene.

    “Ngame kandi shi kansela gwoSwapo, ihe okansela gwepangelo.”

    Aahwahwameki yoLPM oya ekelehi omapopyo gaNeumbo, taya popi kutya inaya kengelela aantu kutya otaya pewa omagumbo, ihe oye ya lombwele kutya otaya ningi iilyo yoLPM.

    Neumbo okwa tumu ethano lyofoloma yoLPM ndjoka a holola kutya ofoloma ndjoka kayi na uuyelele wa yela ihe nonando ongaaka, ofoloma ndjoka oya yelitha kutya otayi shangitha aantu mboka taya yambidhidha oLPM opo yi vule okushangithwa noECN onga ongundu yopolotika.

    Neumbo okwa popi kutya omuntu gumwe, okwe mu dhengele ongodhi okuzilila kOvenduka na okwe mu tuku.

    Amushanga gwopashigwana gwoLPM, Henny Seibeb okwa koleke kutya okwa dhengele Neumbo ongodhi noku popya naye kombinga yuukalata mboka, na okwa popi kutya osha yela kutya elalakano lyakansela gwoSwapo, okutilitha mboka yahala okuninga iilyo yawo.

    Seiseb okwa popi kutya okwa yelithile Neumbo kombinga yuundemokoli, kutya kehe ongundu oyi na uuthemba, naantu kaye shi yaSwapo, opo andola ya pitile muyo.

    Okwa popi kutya Neumbo okwa yi kolukanda hoka nopolisi nokupiyaganekwa aayambidhidhi yoLPM.

    Seiseb okwa pula opo amushanga gwoSwapo oshowo omukuluntu gwopolisi, ya kumagidhe Neumbo.

    Komufala gwopolisi yaTjozondjupa, Heinrich Tjiveze, okwa popi kutya omuleli gwoLPM Bernadus Swartbooi okwa popya naye kombinga yoshikumungushoka, ihe ine mu pa uuyelele wothaatha. “Ngele okwa pendje uuyelele womondjila, nena otandi vulu okulandula oshinima shoka,” Tjiveze a popi.

    CATHERINE SASMAN

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  • 07/05/18--16:00: arts summit
  • arts summitarts summitShould offer impetus to industry A first for southern African, Namibia is to host an arts summit for the benefit of the sub-region. The National Arts Council of Namibia (NACN) has recently announced Namibia as host of the arts summit of southern Africa, taking place in Windhoek from 21 to 23 August under the theme 'Human creativity is a vital economic, social and cultural resource'. The summit, a first for southern Africa, seeks to strengthen the creative economy across SADC, and increase awareness of the sector as a vital regional industry. NACN chairperson Patrick Sam states that the creative sector is largely ignored by policymakers and this impacts investment into the sector, which ultimately affects the productivity and effectiveness of other industries, as the creative sector offers numerous opportunities for partnerships and initiatives, such as with tourism and trade. The summit will promote the need for inclusion of the creative industries in national and regional development strategies, whilst ensuring that opportunities are nurtured and explored,” said Sam. Approximately, 150 delegates from across SADC and beyond, representing government institutions, national arts councils, cultural agencies, policymakers, professional associations, practitioners and educators from the creative industry, and other sectors that have cross-cutting interests which can positively impact the creative industry, are expected to attend. The creative industry is vital to the sustainable development of Namibia and other SADC countries, yet there is a perceived lack of understanding and doubts about the opportunities and benefits of investing in this sector and the growth it can bring to the region. One of the fundamental issues is a lack of evidence-based strategies and initiatives in the region, and for the region, despite there being a wealth of experience and knowledge available. The summit aims to address this by assembling experts from around the world to deliberate on best practice strategies and recommend the way forward in shaping the right environment for the creative economy to flourish in southern Africa.

    Other industries such as manufacturing and logistics are already integrated at a regional level. Ensuring that regional protocol is also established in the creative industry will support the overall sustainable development of SADC, as well as benefit its individual nations. Evidence is a major solution to developing this protocol and the summit will bring together experts with broad knowledge and case studies on the positive impacts that the creative economy can have on the overall economy. Establishing facts about the potential GDP benefits of the creative economy and the investment required will enable regional stakeholders to make an evidence-based case for a regional focus on the creative industries. “The summit is about instilling an understanding that the creative economy is vital to the development of Namibia and the rest of the SADC countries. Without inclusion of the creative economy as a key pillar, we will not be able to achieve equality and address unemployment and poverty. The purpose of the summit is to make a consolidated argument, about how key the creative economy is for our economy,” Sam added.

    Topics will range from a healthy ecology of creative individuals, the need for evidence-based policy making for the creative industry, creating an enabling environment for investment in the creative economy and the role of cultural leadership in strengthening the creative economy, just to mention a few.



    Staff Reporter

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    Reigning in pageantry trainingReigning in pageantry training From walking tips, talking to judges and everything pageantry related, Sarel Heith is the go-to person.

    For some, pageantry and all its gimmicks, comes naturally while others have to put in more effort to succeed. Heith's job is to make sure that the effort is put in and that the end result is to win. He talks to tjil about the group of ladies he is training for Miss Namibia.

    Heith is most certainly one-of-a-kind and a gift to the pageantry world. He has been in the business since he was in school until he made it a professional career. “I am a full-time pageant choreographer, judge and planner. This means I groom models to be pageant queens by working on their voice projections, how to present themselves to the judges and work on their introductions, amongst others. It's really just a talent and I want to do more for the local pageant world,” he said.

    Heith's job recently got heads turning as for the first time, he is grooming seven of the top 12 Miss Namibia finalists. His job is to train them how to walk, answer and have confidence when on stage - like a queen. Although the gig is challenging, Heith says passion and patience are crucial aspects of the job. “I have a girl who I have been training since 2015 and the past three years she has only gone as far a top 30, until this year she made it to top 12. This year, two of her friends approached me and the rest just fell into place,” he said.

    So far, Heith said the Miss Namibia girls he is training are ready for the main event and they have put in a lot of hard work. He also said misconceptions about beauty queens are part of the reason why the industry is still kicking off in Namibia and that it is high time to change mindsets.

    The 38th edition of Miss Namibia will take place tomorrow evening at the Windhoek Country Club and it will be live on NBC.

    JUNE SHIMUOSHILI

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    Musical duo signed under Antonio's ArtsMusical duo signed under Antonio's Arts Ethnix speaks to tjil about why they chose Antonio's Arts to be their management.

    Popping afro pop duo Ethnix have put their foot down and signed with producer and manager Antonio Arts. The singers confirmed the news to tjil saying having looked around, Antonio's Arts is the best move for their career. Ethnix said they opted for Antonio's Arts because of his track record and his involvement with his artists.

    “Antonio is not an artist so he can easily focus on us compared to other mangers and producers who are artists. It is also about his reputation and we have our observation and he puts all his efforts in investing in his artists,” they said.

    Asked if it is still necessary for artists to sign under record labels, Ethnix says that due to work load and other commitments, it is recommended because an artist's job should simply be to worry about making music and not about booking gigs. According to them, one needs backup which consists of a team that concentrates on the non-music related business. “Some people may differ because they do not have eight-to-five jobs and they can manage to run around and do everything else,” they said. Ethnix and Antonio's Arts signed a 50/50 agreement which means Antonio will be booking gigs for the duo, printing albums and investing in their art. With this two-year agreement; the musicians hope to release their album, grow brand Ethnix and make it concrete in the music industry. Besides signing, the artists are currently working on their debut album and will soon release a new single as well as a music video.

    June Shimuoshili

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  • 07/05/18--16:00: The future is female
  • The future is femaleThe future is femaleTop Cheri speaks about her latest visuals Artist Top Cheri is out there doing it for all the ladies, through music. Feminism in music videos is alive and well all over the world. Namibia is not an exception as local artists have joined the global movement. The latest feminist anthem by Top Cheri titled Danisa calls on women of all shapes and sizes and careers to just dance. Today she talks to tjil about the song and its music video.

    The aim was to create a song that would inspire all kinds of women and let them know that they are capable of anything. Top Cheri says women empowerment is something she is passionate about, as we still live in a very unequal society.

    “I chose this theme because it is a topic that never stops being important to engage,” she said.

    The song Danisa, which, when loosely translated from Oshiwambo, means dance. It sees a group of ladies leaving their jobs and joining the artist on the road for a dance-off.

    The catchy lyrics say 'This is for my girls working hard every day, for girls playing mommy and daddy, and for girls pushing big wheels, living big dreams and paying big bills'.

    The artist says she is a proud feminist and she strongly believes in living in an inclusive society.

    The video that was published on YouTube on 20 June is currently sitting on 7 733 views.

    Top Cheri says she worked very closely with a team of people who assisted her in bringing her vision to life. Top Cheri says the video turned out as planned and she is very happy with the outcome.

    “It was extremely fun working with these women. A lot of them are people I know personally, and I was grateful to have them join me in celebrating ourselves and each other.

    “With every experience you learn, so the next project will be even better,” she said.

    Top Cheri is working on her debut album and she says her fans will expect a lot from her.

    She concluded by saying she is working on something that has never been heard of before and she wants people to get excited about what she referred to as great Namibian music.

    June Shimuoshili

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  • 07/05/18--16:00: The show for the people
  • The show for the peopleThe show for the peopleMusical talents to take stage at the MTC 081every1Fest MTC will be hosting the 081Every1Fest, a one-of-a-kind musical festival in celebration of its billion dollar 100% population coverage project called 081Every1. African and Namibian talents are set to headline during the MTC 081Every1Fest set for 11 August. The 081EveryFest will be the biggest music celebration that Namibia has seen in a long time, featuring a star-studded line-up including multi-awarded and musical kingpin Gazza, NAMA 2018 winner Kalux, high-spirited and lively Oteya, rhythmically gifted 2018 Best hip-hop winner KP Illest, feisty Sally, velvety voiced Adora, the incredible trio of PDK, DJ sensations Afroberries and 4x4 Too Much Power, to give Namibians a memorable show. Also featured will be mega Zimbabwean performer, Jah Prayzah, Davido, Runtown, Heavy K and Busiswa from South Africa part of the line-up.

    During the launch, MTC's Tim Ekandjo said Namibians can expect fireworks saying that never before in the history of Namibia has there ever been seen such a powerful line-up of Africa's best artists on one stage, describing the event as nothing short as historic and truly a continental African concert.

    “This is an unbelievable line-up, in fact it is crazy but we will deliver it successfully. We have not done such a big show since 2015 when we had the Trey Songz concert, and we know that Namibians have been waiting for the next treat. I am excited that we are taking this Fest to Katutura and making it accessible to everybody for only N$25 - making this the cheapest show in the history of African shows. We do not want anybody to miss out,” he said.

    Ekandjo also explained that the 081Every1Fest is essentially a charity event, as all ticket sales will be donated to charity, in particular the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia, to fight the high shortage of houses for our people.

    “While we are celebrating, we must also remember to give back, and I therefore encourage all Namibians to come out in their numbers, fill up the stadium to maximum capacity because your N$25 will go straight to charity,” he said.

    Tickets will be available at Webtickets or at any Pick n Pay outlet and one person will be limited to ten tickets. No tickets will be sold at the concert venue. Ekandjo also assured the public that security will be very tight at the event and emphasised that strict security protocols will be in place to ensure that concert-goers have peace of mind during the concert.

    Staff Reporter

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  • 07/05/18--16:00: Back with a bang
  • Back with a bangBack with a bang Get ready for one of the funniest, and most suprising, TV shows as Idols kicks off on a promising high note.

    The quest to find the next Mzansi Idol has begun. Season 14 premieres this Sunday at 17:00 on Mzansi Magic, packed with drama, fashion, tears, triumphs and unforgettable moments. Season 14 of Idols SA promises to change the game, taking entertainment to another level, from bringing dreams to a reality, showcasing singing talent accompanied by entertaining wooden mic moments to the emotional journey to stardom and much more.

    It would not be a great season without the infamous judges - like Unathi tearing up. The colourful “Whoo Shem” Somgaga with his hilarious and extra-oomph personality returns to shape and inspire some of Season 14's idol wannabes. Lastly, Randall returns to bring about a different sort of subtle entertainment that only those with the tuneful ear will understand.

    Who better to offer his shoulder for comfort than our host, Proverb? He still has the tough role to play as a hero who consoles Idols hopefuls and congratulates the ones that make it to the next round. Get the 411 and be sure not to miss Idols SA Season 14 starting Sunday. Whose talent will warm the hearts of people, whose vocals will fall short and who will be the next Mzansi's idol?

    Staff Reporter

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  • 07/05/18--16:00: Who is Miss Namibia 2018?
  • Who is Miss Namibia 2018?Who is Miss Namibia 2018? This weekend the fairest off all Namibian beauties will be crowned at the country club. I am particularly excited to see them take the stage and owning it. This will be the 38th crowning and according to the director, it will be one-of-a-kind. As much as many people look forward to the event for the humour in it, this event is really of great importance for our communities.

    These girls are capable of doing so much when provided with a platform and that is something worth keeping in mind. I have seen the top 12 finalists, spoken to them and they all really seem to be ready. All of them have aspirations to make a change in their communities and I just hope come Saturday, they won't sound like broken records and the same old same old. We need someone who will challenge the status quo and dare to be different.

    Suné is exemplary in my opinion. She didn't do the ordinary; even her dress was so unexpected. The very same dress that had her crucified (poor girl) got her recognition and gave her term cause, making an impact for Namibia. I would like for the next Miss Namibia to do the same, in her own way of course. Overall as much as it is a competition, it is also about having fun and doing what you love.

    So good luck to all the girls, break a leg and shine. There is only one winner but your journey doesn't have to end there. Come back next year or try to make the changes you would locally and help your communities in any case. As Aaliyah said 'If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off, and try again'.

    I wish all of you the best of luck.

    june@namibiansun.com

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    5 Things successful entrepreneurs do before breakfast5 Things successful entrepreneurs do before breakfast In many homes, mornings are chaotic. There is hustle and bustle as members of the household arise, gather their tools and equipment, and steel their minds for the day ahead.

    Many entrepreneurs are like other adults in the hours before their day officially begins. They rise, get dressed, maybe read the paper, glance at their emails, look at their schedule, eat some breakfast or enjoy a cup of coffee, and then they head out to start their day.

    But the most successful entrepreneurs are different.

    They don't just rush out the door each morning. Before starting work, they invest time in activities likely to help them be more productive, happier, and more energised. Entrepreneurs have the most control over their schedule in the morning, so setting aside time for these activities early in the day makes it easier to make them a habit.

    Here are five things the most successful entrepreneurs do before breakfast

    1. They exercise.

    "It's so important for people who have busy lives to take care of themselves," Vanderkam says, and "the people who exercise in the morning are more consistent." Research reported in Health Psychology confirms this. "Physical activity is a well-known energy booster," Vanderkam says. "If you have more energy, you're better able to focus on tough business issues, and to get your work done without feeling exhausted." The better your level of fitness, the greater your stamina, and the higher your daily productivity, Vanderkam concludes.

    It's also efficient, as engaging in exercise in the morning means that you only have to shower once, she points out.

    2. They spend time with family.

    It's hard to control exactly when you leave work, grants Vanderkam, so reconvening at the end of every day for dinner can often be difficult. What can you control? When you start work. A family breakfast is one way some entrepreneurs enjoy starting their day.

    Breakfast doesn't have to be the focus, however. Toshi Yamamoto, founder and CEO of ChatWork, and his wife take their kids to school together "to maximize the quality time we do have."

    Tony and Allison Liddle together own Prosper Wealth Management and, while they work in the same office, they don't necessarily spend much time together during the work day, says Tony Liddle. "So, every morning before the kids wake up and before we do anything else, is 'us' time. Just talking, drinking coffee, and enjoying each other's presence," he says.

    "Starting a business can be stressful on a relationship," Vanderkam says, which is why spending time with your spouse and/or children helps stay you connected and close.

    3. They invest time networking.

    Entrepreneurs often get so caught up in crises during the day that they can't make time to connect with employees, colleagues, clients, or mentors. And if you can't control what time you leave the office, it's going to be tough to make it to networking happy hours or dinners, Vanderkam says. But breakfast is often doable.

    "Few people are booked for breakfast meetings," she says, so it's an easier time to connect with those people with whom you'd like to build a relationship.

    4. They spend time on creative work.

    According to Vanderkam, creativity isn't a trait. "People aren't 'creative' or 'not creative.'" Creativity is a skill you can build that helps you generate more innovative and effective solutions in your business. "Exercise that part of your brain in a morning routine, and you may find yourself having better and more creative business ideas, too." Creative exercises could include an activity like painting, journaling, playing an instrument, or working on a pet project. Gene Caballero, co-founder of GreenPal, says that he plays the piano first thing in the morning.

    "Playing an instrument has been scientifically proven to engage practically every area of the brain at once, especially the visual, auditory, and motor cortices, so it gets my mental capacity going. It's like a mental full-body workout," he says. Music instruction and participation has a positive impact on language, IQ and test scores, and spatial intelligence, which helps develop problem-solving skills.

    Lindsey Handley, PhD, chief operating officer of ThoughtSTEM, uses her mornings for fun work. "Every morning after I wake up, I head to Starbucks with my laptop to work on fun side projects that help me grow as an entrepreneur," Handley says.

    Right now, that project is an in-browser video game inspired by games she played in her childhood. Although such projects are for pleasure, Handley says, they also serve a purpose. She explains, "I do not have a formal computer science degree and have been learning coding over the past several years through morning projects like this one."

    5. They ponder the big picture.

    The quiet of the morning can be a great time to engage in big-picture thinking. That includes considering, "Where do you want to be and how will you get there," Vanderkam says.

    Lisa Chu, owner of Black N Bianco Kids Apparel, uses her mornings to brainstorm and plan. "Without any interruptions and disconnecting from technology, I can focus on using my creativity to enhance my business. I come up with the most beneficial business strategies during the morning hours, when my brain is fresh and full of creative ideas," Chu says.

    Lorna Johnson, MSN, NM, NP, founding partner of the Advanced Family Care Medical Group, has found that mentally stimulating activities like Bikram yoga or a walk, help her big-picture think. "Some days, big-picture thinking leads to action and trumps exercise" in terms of benefiting her well-being, she says.

    Try for yourself these five things that successful entrepreneurs do in the morning. You'll find that all of these activities take less time than you might expect, Vanderkam says. "You can get a lot of fitness and mental health benefits in 30 minutes or less," she says.

    "Starting a business is stressful, and one of the ways to make it sustainable is to take care of yourself," Vanderkam says. That includes engaging in activities early in the day that will both energize and focus you, making you better able to move your business forward instead of staying in a reactive mode all day.

    www.inc.com

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    Creating positives from negativesCreating positives from negativesInterview with Legit Photography Legit Photography chats about growth, projects and the industry of pictures in Namibia. The name Legit Photography is one that is not new on the media scene.

    It was founded and is owned and by Andrew Ingo who describes himself as a humble, observant and eager photographer who wants to change the local fashion scene. Having won the Favourite Photographer of the Year 2017 at the Simply You Lifestyle and Fashion Awards, Legit Photography has continued to inspire and help in the industry with awesome projects. Inspired by local photographer Martin Amushendje, Legit Photography focuses on fashion, wedding and event-based photography and is taking the industry by storm.

    This week, he chats to tjil about his Legit Project Exposure and how he is ploughing back into the community.



    T jil (T): When did your passion for photography begin?

    Legit Photography (LP): I worked at a company where my manager was obsessed with photography. It was initially annoying as I had no knowledge whatsoever but as time went on I grew fond of it. I used to rent a camera for gigs until my parents brought me my first camera and I never looked back.

    T: How would you describe your photography?

    LP: Legit. Haha.

    T: What's the best thing about being a photographer?

    LP: You honestly get to meet new people with their different backgrounds and it teaches one a lot. I also get to travel to places you have never been to before.

    It also has perks like meeting and working alongside famous people.



    What I really love is the fact that people compliment my work and it gets displayed in public.

    T: You went off the grid for a while, what happened?

    LP: I was awarded Favourite Photographer of the year 2017 at the Lifestyle and Fashion Awards. Just as I thought things were finally settling for me I ran into bad luck and I went off the grid. I was literally at the verge of giving up but I came out of my darkness. I have been away for six months and I am back now, for good.

    T: What are the biggest challenges of working in fashion photography?

    LP: That your mind needs to stay updated to every new trend that comes out that everyone wants to try out and what you want to try out too. Having the wrong lens can also be challenging especially in fashion photography.

    T: What project are you working on now?

    LP: I am busy with Legit Project Exposure. It's a project to create a platform for the less fortunate models based in the north.

    The idea is to have photo shoots with the models in their hometowns instead of them having to travel to Windhoek for their Z-Cards and portfolios. I also started this project to showcase with physical evidence the potential north-based models and makeup artists have. The first project is completed already which consisted 15 female models and as we speak we busy scouting 25 to 30 female and male models for this month's shoots. Interested parties can reach me through my social media pages @legitmediainc.

    T: What is it like to always be working with new stylists, models, and designers?

    LP: It's amazing because it is collaborative work you know, you are never alone and there is so much to learn from all of them.

    T: How important is communication during a shoot?

    LP: From what I have experienced specially with upcoming models it's very important to communicate with them to make them comfortable around you in order for them to unleash their true potential. Make them smile and laugh so they loosen up. Make them feel like they have known you forever and feel like they already want to tell you everything about them. Communicate with them after the shoot as well and build that working relationship.

    T: What kind of impact do you hope to make in the fashion industry?

    LP: Photography plays a major role in global fashion cultures and its local industry. It is commanding an increasing share of public consciousness. I hope to be one of the best and have everyone from around the world crave to work with me. I would like to go down as one of those who paved the way.

    T: If you could tell yourself anything when you first started out, what would you say?

    LP: Andrew Ingo stop allowing critics to get to you.

    Fact box

    Prime or zoom: Prime

    Favourite accessory: Necklace and rings

    Favourite photography website: www.pintrest.com

    Lens of choice: Canon 70-200 mm f.2.8L IS II

    Person eager to work with the most: Beyonce

    June Shimuoshili

    PHOTOS: Legit Photography

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  • 07/05/18--16:00: I’m a millennial.
  • I’m a millennial.I’m a millennial.There. I said it. I was born in 1984, so I’m right on the generational edge, and most of us don’t really like to admit that we’re actually millennials. I miss the cut-off for Xennial by one year. I’m just a plain ol’ millennial. And, like most of my peers, I’ve had side-hustles throughout my professional career. I’ve even managed to turn that side-hustle into a full-time gig running an ecommerce marketing agency. But not everyone is as happy about our moonlighting as we are.

    “[It] depends on the seniority of employees and the nature of the side-hustle. If they are supporting their aging parents’ business or are a senior executive supporting young entrepreneurs, then I would absolutely support it, especially if they are performing at their current job. However, if the side hustle is taking away from their productivity or is competitive with their job, then absolutely not!” — Barbara Paldus, Founder and CEO of Mylah Beauty

    How employers see it

    At a high level, employers want to know, “will it take away from the thing I’m paying you to do”?

    And that’s fair to ask.

    However, it seems like there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes of different companies’ policies on side-hustles.

    I’ve talked with a lot of start-up founders, and even asked this question on LinkedIn, and this seems to be the consensus with most of them.

    In the start-up world, this makes a lot of sense. Most start-ups were created by people that were working on a side-hustle on nights and weekends while working a paying full-time gig. Why wouldn’t they want to support the very thing that afforded them the success they now have?

    However, if it was being worked on during regular work hours, and/or interfering with normal business work, I wouldn't tolerate it.”

    That’s an important distinction and one that’s often overlooked by many people. Having a side-hustle needs to truly be “on the side”. It’s not something you should be doing while you’re also getting paid at your day job. But, if you go further up the chain, from start-up to Fortune 500 Company, the side-hustle is a bit less accepted.

    When you’re young, you’re a bit more carefree. You might have a new girlfriend or boyfriend every three weeks (and your longest relationship is three months). Start-ups are also young, and they love that carefree, “wanderlust” spirit about you. They aren’t looking for a 10-year commitment.

    But, as you get older, you tend to want to find “someone you can settle down with.” You want someone who is committed to you and only you. You want someone who wants to build their life with you and grow old with you.

    That’s the same for the more prominent, more mature businesses. They’ve grown up, and they’re looking for commitment. They aren’t saying you’re a terrible person for wanting to live free, but they’ve moved past that. They want you to want to build your career with them and focus exclusively on them.

    How millennials see it

    We get screwed. When I graduated as a registered nurse in 2005, everyone said I would never have to worry about a job because the demand for nurses was so high. Then 2008 happened and I was the low man on the totem pole. I was laid off for a bit and went back to school for marketing to diversify my skill set.

    Side-hustles are how I kept food on the table.

    We can bellyache about how hard it is to find a job after college, or about how the high cost of living makes it hard to survive on an entry-level salary. Catherine Baab-Muguira does a fantastic job of summing it up: millennials are obsessed with side hustles because that is all we’ve got.

    Telling a millennial that you don’t support their side-hustle feels a bit controlling to us and sounds a lot like you don’t care about our general well-being. I know that’s not true, but that’s how we feel, and it’s based on real-life situations, not prognostication.

    So does it matter?

    Well - it depends on what type of job you’re looking for.

    Even if your boss says it’s ok, a millennial determined to climb the ladder at a more traditional, corporate business should probably think twice about having a side-hustle. On the other hand, if you work for a start-up, go ahead and jump in once you’ve cleared it with your workaholic, eccentric founder.

    Either way, the key is to figure out where you want to go and make sure the choices you make lead you down the right path.

    https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/314518

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/wmharris

    William Harris, Guest Writer, CEO/Entrepreneur

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    Be aware of the dangers and legal implications of social media Be aware of the dangers and legal implications of social media FNB Namibia has co-sponsored talks on the dangers of social media and legal implications at various schools over the past few days. Invited guest, Diana Schwartz (LLB) was invited to hold these talks, which took place at schools across Windhoek. Diana is a Social Media law expert in media law and child rights activist as well as an expert in labour law, media/entertainment law, commercial litigation and intellectual property law. She is very involved with the protection of children and their rights in the area of social media law.

    Staying safe online is an important issue for young people using the internet, especially with cyberbullying, catfishing and cyberstalking becoming increasingly serious. “Children can stay safe online by checking their privacy settings, and making sure what they’re showing to the general public. Never agree to meet people that you've never met in real life. This could be dangerous, as that 14-year-old boy you think you’re talking to could be a sexual predator. To avoid this don't agree to meet up, no matter how good it may seem and always tell your parents. Keep details such as full names, address, mobile number, email address, school name and friends’ full names secret” advises Schwartz.

    She further advises parents to fill the role of a parent, even if it’s not always easy. Paedophiles groom children by building relationships with them to gain their trust before violating them. This is why parents need to pay closer attention to their child's behaviour and online presence.

    Christine Thompson from Radiowave said that various social media and networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are commonly used by children and teens. “As much as they allow children to communicate and express their creativity, connect with peers, and share their feelings, they can be an avenue through which our children are exposed to harm. This is why initiatives such as these are of such importance, and we would like to thank all the sponsors that made Diana’s visit possible; Africa Personnel Services, FNB Namibia, Alexander Forbes and Cecil Nurse. ”

    “Online safety is one of FNB’s main priorities, be it online banking, the protection of our customers or even keeping our youth safe online. This indeed is a worthy cause, because we know the power of education,” says Elzita Beukes, Communication Manager at FNB Namibia.

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    Tolerance key for peaceful pollsTolerance key for peaceful polls Our Zimbabwean brothers and sisters will soon be heading to the polls to elect a new leadership for the first time since the ousting of former president Robert Mugabe last year. The elections are set for 30 July and the political campaigns are in full swing in what is expected to be the most competitive presidential election in the country's history. There is no doubt that the upcoming polls will be closely monitored by international observers, the regional bloc SADC, potential investors and the people of Zimbabwe, who are all hoping that the elected leader will chart a path different from that of the long-serving Mugabe. The Zimbabwe vote therefore has a major impact on the country's economic growth and political stability. Zimbabwe's neighbours will also be impacted by the outcome, and in particular Namibia whose leader Hage Geingob will be assuming the SADC chairmanship just days after the polls in the neighbouring country. There is enough reason to believe that the Zimbabwe elections will undoubtedly be Geingob's first hot potato, considering the political violence in recent weeks. On 23 June Zimbabwean leader Emmerson Mnangagwa survived a grenade blast just moments after addressing a political rally in Bulawayo. It was later announced that two people died from injuries sustained in the attack, while 49 others were hospitalised with an assortment of injuries. Geingob has, rightly so, condemned the Bulawayo violence by stating that SADC will not entertain violent acts, adding that winning peaceful, free and fair elections was the only legitimate path towards forming a government on the continent. It is indeed high time that African nations guard against political intolerance. Tolerance is key to deepening any nation's democracy and political parties, in particular their leaders and followers, should at all times accept and respect the views and political activities of their rivals. And as we prepare for more general elections within the region in the coming year, it is worth noting that political tolerance breeds peaceful elections, and that should be the norm on our beautiful yet scarred continent.

    There should be no room for acts that undermine the will of the people or that skew the political playing field.

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  • 07/05/18--16:00: Welcome to Cattle Country
  • Welcome to Cattle CountryWelcome to Cattle Country To the untrained eye, the capital of the East, Gobabis, is a sleepy village-cum-town with one long street, lined up with butcheries, and clothing shops. I guess that is the notion of what people do in Gobabis – eat meat and buy clothes for their children. Here is what you did not know about Cattle Country, as the Omaheke Region – of which Gobabis is the main town, is also known.

    You must learn to pronounce the town name correctly. It is not Ngo-mba-mbis. It's just plain Gobabis (your tongue must be pressed firmly against the front teeth, and rolled backwards towards the inner cheeks – or something like that). Or if you, like many of the natives here, are struggling with the 'mb' and 'ng', then simply revert to 'Epako mbuae' – everyone does!

    Forget about the traffic rules you learnt elsewhere. Here everything happens in slow motion; think of a Nigerian movie when Ramsey Noah gets ready to slap Geneviève – he lifts his hand, after three seconds the hand is still half way from its target… and then eventually after a whole minute it finally lands on Geneviève's cheek. When she falls to the ground, the same rule applies.

    All directions at Gobabis start with “Go down to Lambaba Service Station….” or “After passing the Lambaba Service Station, you turn left…” In fact, the service station is centrally located and one would think it was all part of the plan. Ja, a journey to the village for my people of the great Omaheke Region is never complete until you pass by the Lambaba Service Station for those juicy steaks.

    Kamunamunine Torobotlegendst can only be pronounced by natives. The same goes for Itumeleng Magone Ipulegeng Nguatjitavinai and Riritiriviviboo road. If you come upon these names during your brief stay in Gobabis, simply smile and point to the name, while scratching your neck. It works like a charm all the time.

    The repair of the large pothole in the centre of town is a lifetime entertainment – they have to keep the flame going and as such no permanent solution is sought. You see, whenever the municipality's bulldozers move in to repair roads or grade them, the whole town takes to the streets to witness the spectacle.

    If a driver actually has his turn signal on, it is probably a defect. All you have to do here is watch the other driver closely and study his action. If he revs his car and looks to the right, chances are he will be turning left and vice versa. If he does not rev his car, nor look left or right – he is from Windhoek, just like you.

    All ladies clad in the stylish Victorian dresses and driving a Toyota Hilux 2.4 diesel should be given right of way. After all, they are the ones that gave birth to all these aspiring farmers that you find in Agra wearing those big hats and khaki uniforms. Whatever you do make sure you are seen reversing your Hilux bakkie into Kaap Agri or Agra. Chicks here dig that!

    8. Donkey carts, horse-driven carts and other remnants of the Wild West are permanent road users of Gobabis. Whenever you encounter them on a day that you are late for a meeting with the governor or the mayor, simply smile and wait for the entourage to pass.

    Asking for money to quench your thirst is a fashion statement. If you have been asked by over ten people for N$10 in a single night at one of the town's bars, it is not because they really need the money. They are simply keeping in touch with the latest trends. If you offer them N$9.50, they will not take it – how dare you insult their intelligence!

    Everyone knows everyone and everything about everyone! Don't be fooled by the fact that you live in town and the majority of the people live elsewhere; they know about you as much as they know about their white employers' secret visits to 'the locations' under the cover of darkness. They might not know your name, but that has never been a limitation.

    Such is life in the eastern town of Gobabis. Have a safe trip back home and call again.



    Until then…



    tjatindi@gmail.com

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  • 07/05/18--16:00: Shot of the day
  • Shot of the dayShot of the day RABID: Supporters of Mexico presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wait for the start of a closing campaign rally at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City recently, ahead of the poll that was held this past weekend. Photo: NAMPA /AFP

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  • 07/05/18--16:00: Company news in brief
  • Company news in briefCompany news in brief Bar by bar, Heineken battles AB Inbev in Brazil

    Sao Paulo bar owner Arthur Santi has long served up boatloads of ice-cold Skol, one of Brazil’s most popular beer brands and a mainstay of brewing giant Ambev SA.

    Then last year, rival Heineken NV made him an offer he could not turn down. Santi was launching another saloon in the same working-class neighborhood. The Dutch brewer wanted top billing for its products at the new location.

    -Nampa/Reuters

    Amazon takes a page from Toys ‘R’ Us with a holiday catalogue

    Amazon.com is looking more and more like a traditional retailer.

    In a drive to win the business up for grabs after the demise of Toys ‘R’ Us, the online giant is going conventional with plans to publish a holiday toy catalogue, according to people with knowledge of the strategy.

    The printed guide will be mailed to millions of US households and handed out at Whole Foods Market locations, the grocery chain Amazon bought last year, said the people, who asked not to be named because the plan isn’t public.

    -Fin24

    ZTE given temporary reprieve from US

    China’s embattled ZTE Corphas received a temporary reprieve from the US government to conduct business needed to maintain existing networks and equipment as it works toward the lifting of a US supplier ban.

    ZTE, which makes smartphones and networking gear, was forced to cease major operations in April after the United States slapped it with a supplier ban, saying it broke an agreement to discipline executives who conspired to evade US sanctions on Iran and North Korea.

    The authorization seen by Reuters from the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Services runs from July 2 until August 1.

    -Nampa/Reuters

    Pretax profit halves at Telegraph newspaper

    The publisher of Britain’s Daily Telegraph said its pretax profit nearly halved to 13.7 million pounds in 2017 as it invested in journalism, technology and marketing to grow its digital subscribers.

    Chief Executive Nick Hugh has set out a 10-million-pound plan centred on increasing coverage in areas including technology, with a long-term ambition to expand its registered customer base to 10 million. It said on Wednesday it had passed the 2.5 million mark.

    -Nampa/Reuters

    Samsung's second quarter profit may flag

    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is expected to post its smallest profit growth in more than a year in the second quarter, as lackluster sales of its premium Galaxy smartphones overshadow its highly profitable chip business.

    Analysts expect Samsung’s smartphone sales to drop in the April-June quarter, following a more than 2% drop in the previous quarter as consumers flock to cheaper models from Chinese rivals such as Xiaomi Corp

    Samsung’s lead over Apple Inc in the global smartphone market is under pressure after the US firm’s iPhone X exceeded market expectations while a lack of technological innovation dogs Samsung offerings.

    -Nampa/Reuters

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  • 07/05/18--16:00: Tributes flow for Abrahams
  • Tributes flow for AbrahamsTributes flow for AbrahamsVeteran educator remembered as hero The late Ottilie Abrahams has been eulogised as a genuine hero of the liberation struggle for her undying efforts to educate Namibian youth. Ottilie Abrahams was a remarkable influence on her country and her contribution as a steadfast heroine is unparalleled.

    Local politician Hewat Beukes said Abrahams was a leader who absolutely committed herself to her political struggles and causes.

    He related that she pushed her political struggle agenda while attending to her household at the same time.

    “She was involved in all the facets of Namibia's freedom struggle, political, education, women and children's rights… she was everywhere,” he said.

    He shared how her establishment of the Jakob Marengo Secondary School was a beacon for education in a country ravaged by apartheid.

    Abrahams founded the Jacob Marengo school in Katutura in 1985 and was the principal until her death.

    She died on Sunday at the age of 80.

    “She created a school that taught children the value of liberal and critical thought and she opposed corporal punishment. In 1978, she led an anti-conscription campaign against the forced recruitment of Namibians into the South African army,” he shared.

    Beukes also shared how Abrahams, as an avid social activist, established the Citizens Association in Windhoek and Keetmanshoop which agitated for affordable resources and services for citizens. Beukes' wife, Erica, also praised Abrahams for being a relentless freedom fighter who treated children with dignity. “She worked very hard and then also brought an alternative form of education to Bantu education and believed that children must understand what their worth is and that they should not be beaten,” said Erica. Leader of the official opposition the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM), McHenry Venaani, described Abrahams as a “rare breed of diminishing devoted scholars” who dedicated her life towards the emancipation of the Namibian child.

    “Ottilie Abrahams played a cardinal role in the political structure of our country. She was a pioneer of early political formation and a distinguished freedom fighter. She traversed the world looking for a better Namibia. She had many distinguished accomplishments and was an exceptional and brilliant academic who would have had much to brag about, but chose to live a humble life among her people,” said Venaani. One of her students Jeremiah Ndjoze said he remembers his former principal as an innovative educator and fervent campaigner for gender equality and the rights of the girl child in particular. Another student, Angolan national Albertina Bongue, said she met Abrahams through a cousin and came to know her as someone who looked out for the interests of Angolan students in the country. “I still remember her looking at us through her glasses that were hanging on her nose. She was a strong woman, and she was known for being a great supporter of children. She ensured that they had access to many opportunities. She wouldn't let an Angolan national in her school be lost.” In a tribute Yvette Abrahams hailed her mother as a most energetic and brilliant force in today's largely forgotten initiatives of organising women for a powerful women's movement for social and political change at the time of Namibian independence. According to her, Abrahams was among the first generation of Namibian students who pursued tertiary education in Cape Town.

    “Ottilie Schimming Abrahams was among the leading members of this tiny Namibian intelligentsia that formed various political-cum-educational organisations in the 1950s, such as the South West Africa Student Body (SWASB) and South West Africa People's Association (SWAPA). This incipient intelligentsia, and 'Tillie' among them, joined the contract workers who formed the Ovamboland People's Congress (OPC) in Cape Town in 1957. Their best-known member was Andimba Herman Toivo Ya Toivo who was by then working at the railways in Cape Town. This group was formed by Namibians, mostly men, who were able to get out after World War II, from what had previously been a tightly sealed, fairly isolated colony.”

    Abrahams, who was born in Windhoek's Old Location into a family in which the children spoke Otjiherero to one grandmother, and Damara to the other, and who among themselves often conversed in Afrikaans and later in English, while their parents sometimes spoke German to each other.

    JEMIMA BEUKES

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