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Disability is not an inability

Disability is not an inabilityDisability is part of the human condition – We are all one Children with disabilities continue to be among the most marginalised and excluded members of society. “I want...

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Eight arrested for wildlife crimes

Eight arrested for wildlife crimes ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKEight suspects were arrested in connection with wildlife crimes recently and three new cases were opened.According to the intelligence and...

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Shipanga adds village headman to portfolio

Shipanga adds village headman to portfolio TUNOHOLE MUNGOBAONANDJAMBABusinessman Martin Shipanga was installed as headman of Onandjamba village in the Oshikoto region on Saturday.Held at his homestead...

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CSOs feel targeted about money laundering

CSOs feel targeted about money launderingWorking under shadow of suspicion Civil society organisations are experiencing more concerted efforts by the government to monitor and control them. ELLANIE...

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Thousands of lives still claimed by HIV/Aids

Thousands of lives still claimed by HIV/Aids HIV continues to be a major global public health issue, having claimed 36.3 million lives so far. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) targets the immune...

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Namib Mills does it again

Namib Mills does it againThe season of giving back Top Score Instant Maize hands over stationery-filled backpacks to six Windhoek primary schools. Monique AdamsOn 1 December, Namib Mills handed over...

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IPC acted in bad faith – PDM

IPC acted in bad faith – PDM OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) says the Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) acted in bad faith with regards to the City of Windhoek...

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Pricey justice bars most Namibians from access

Pricey justice bars most Namibians from access JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKAccess to justice through private lawyers is a pipe dream for a majority of Namibians, with prices for professional legal...

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Shipanga promises water for his people

Shipanga promises water for his people Headman controversy quashed Namibian Sun last month reported that traditional authorities have in recent years turned to influential figures to head villages in...

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Building African champions

Building African championsFourth youth capacity-building workshop From 23 to 26 November, the fourth youth capacity-building workshop took place under the concept note: Gender intelligence skills...

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Creating awareness

Creating awareness Kunene celebrates World AIDS Day Pull Quote: “The government has invested and spent a significant amount of resources to combat the scorch of HIV- AIDS in the country. In the...

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West blind to Ugandan investments

West blind to Ugandan investments‘China knocking vigorously’ Uganda ranks third in Africa on foreign direct investment from China in recent years. The Western companies have lost their spectacles;...

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MTN seeks mandatory vaccination for employees

MTN seeks mandatory vaccination for employees JOHANNESBURG - Africa's biggest telecoms service provider MTN Group said yesterday that it would be enforcing mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for its...

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Vox Pop: My Zone went to Sunshine Private School and asked a few learners...

Vox Pop: My Zone went to Sunshine Private School and asked a few learners what they will be doing this festive season. Sunshine Private School – Band Aune Shingenge Grade 7 – 12 years oldFor December...

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Improving the lives of children with disabilities

Improving the lives of children with disabilitiesUnicef hands over N$6 million in donated items Donations aims to aid learners with special educational needs and disabilities. Rivaldo KavangaThe...

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK

PHOTO OF THE WEEK Pride Parade 2021Loud and proud to be free and in love. The 2021 Pride parade took place in the capital city on 04 December. The LGBTQI community in Namibia came in numbers to show...

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Slang of the week:

Slang of the week: Bet- Bet is simple term indicating agreement.Example: Want to go to the movies? Bet!

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EDITORIAL: President must stick to written speeches

EDITORIAL: President must stick to written speeches It is often said with age comes wisdom. But, as conventional wisdom itself would have it, one can only grow wiser up to a particular stage in their...

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Covid shots here, but Africa can't jab all

Covid shots here, but Africa can't jab allVaccination constraints About 40% of vaccines that have arrived so far on the continent have not been used. The uptake is not as we would have loved to see. -...

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Okahandja, Otjiwarongo council elections stumble

Okahandja, Otjiwarongo council elections stumble AUGETTO CRAIG AND ENZO AMUELE OTJIWARONGO The election and inauguration of town council members were marked by division and discord at Okahandja and...

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Unvaccinated reversing progress, says Geingob

Unvaccinated reversing progress, says Geingob HENRIETTE LAMPRECHT WINDHOEKA fuming president Hage Geingob yesterday said those who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 are undermining government's...

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My Maths Workbook

My Maths WorkbookProducing the best product for the Namibian child The textbooks are designed from a vocational perspective Pull Quote: “We rely too much on foreign products while we have local people...

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Jobless graduates roast Geingob

Jobless graduates roast GeingobYouth hit back at President’s call for self-employment A union of unemployed graduates says Geingob, who has been on government’s payroll for longer than the majority of...

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Making a mark on student politics

Making a mark on student politics De Celestino is fuelled with the passion of wanting to aid those in need. Pull Quote: “Being a student leader is not to just occupy positions, but to assist those who...

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Third wave hits medical aid funds

Third wave hits medical aid fundsIndustry bleeds money The medical aid fund industry recorded a loss ratio of 115.1% in the second quarter of 2021, indicating that its total expenditure exceeded its...

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MultiChoice, Africa Magic announce 8th edition of AMVCAs

MultiChoice, Africa Magic announce 8th edition of AMVCAs STAFF REPORTER Africa Magic, in association with MultiChoice, has announced the call to entry for the eighth edition of the Africa Magic...

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The current situation at the NFA

The current situation at the NFA Part 1 BARRY RUKOROThe year 2019 was a one of much political upheaval in Namibian football. We saw the removal of a leadership in the best example of what America and...

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Gold for Redecker

Gold for Redecker Team Namibia collects medals in Lesotho Namibian swimmer Nicole Redecker bagged Namibia’s first gold medal at the Region 5 Youth Games on Monday. Limba Mupetami MASERUYoung swimmer...

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PSL's Michael Murphy resigns

PSL's Michael Murphy resignsFurther legal blow Michael Murphy has reportedly handed in his resignation with immediate effect to leave the league reeling after numerous departures of its legal...

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Suspension, apology insufficient

Suspension, apology insufficient NAMPA/XINHUA A college basketball player faces a five-game suspension due to her outstretched defensive move that led to an opponent's injury in a recent Women's...

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Rafa Benitez gets backing

Rafa Benitez gets backing BBC Sports Everton say they will continue to give manager Rafael Benitez their "full support" following the departure of director of football Marcel Brands.Brands' exit from...

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Government must play a direct role in job creation

Government must play a direct role in job creation WILLEM AMUTENYAIn 2018, the unemployment rate recorded a 33.40%, an increase from 34% in 2016 while the youth unemployment recorded 46.10%. This is...

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The colonial undertones of Omicron travel bans

The colonial undertones of Omicron travel bans ROSEBELL KAGUMIREOn November 26, the World Health Organisation (WHO) designated a new coronavirus variant B.1.1.529 a variant of concern and named it...

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ELCIN without bishop until 2024

ELCIN without bishop until 2024 TUYEIMO HAIDULAOSHAKATI The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN) will not have a bishop for the next couple of years until the next ordinary synod, planned...

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Topnaar Association to benefit from Namib and Dorob parks

Topnaar Association to benefit from Namib and Dorob parks ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKTourism minister Pohamba Shifeta told the newly inaugurated Topnaar Community Association that there should be no misuse...

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Namibia needs food assistance

Namibia needs food assistancePandemic worsens food insecurity The negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, primarily on income and job losses, continue to constrain households’ access to food....

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Company news in brief

Company news in brief SA’s Biovac to start making Pfizer-BioNTechSouth Africa's Biovac Institute will start making Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine early next year after receiving the drug substance...

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Kids aged 12 to 17 get the jab

Kids aged 12 to 17 get the jab STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEKThe ministry of health and social services has started administering the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to children aged 12 to 17 years to...

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Mayoral funds raise close to 210k

Mayoral funds raise close to 210k TUYEIMO HAIDULAOSHAKATIApproximately N$210 000 in pledges was raised for the Omuthiya Mayoral Fund at a fundraising dinner held recently.The funds will be used to...

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Leaders' kids are eying green hydrogen – Venaani

Leaders' kids are eying green hydrogen – Venaani Elites ‘are lining up to benefit’ Opposition leader McHenry Venaani says people are already lining up to benefit from green hydrogen and the government...

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Triple-A climate rating to just 14 firms

Triple-A climate rating to just 14 firms Only 14 companies are making top-grade efforts on the climate, the organisation that scores environmental efforts by companies for investors said yesterday....

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Rundu chooses assets over water

Rundu chooses assets over water KENYA KAMBOWERUNDU The Rundu town council says it chose to pay a debtor instead of paying for water, a situation which forced thousands of residents to fetch water from...

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LPM wants ‘useless’ Katjavivi recalled

LPM wants ‘useless’ Katjavivi recalled ESTER KAMATIWINDHOEKLandless People’s Movement (LPM) chief whip Henny Seibeb yesterday said Parliament has failed the nation, adding that motions proposed by...

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NBC ordered to reinstate notch increases

NBC ordered to reinstate notch increasesVictory for embattled broadcaster’s employees After issuing a circular on its intentions to discontinue salary notch increases, the national broadcaster has...

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IMF sees China's growth 'slowing notably'

IMF sees China's growth 'slowing notably'‘Vital engine’ of global recovery Analysts warn China is facing a painful fallout from real estate weakness and shocks from surging coal prices and shortages....

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EDITORIAL: Zambezi needs protection

EDITORIAL: Zambezi needs protection Namibians have over the years pleaded with government to protect them against Botswana’s aggression, but little help has been forthcoming.The lack of interest to...

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Namibians lean hard on loan sharks

Namibians lean hard on loan sharks Jo-Maré DuddyWINDHOEKIn 2016, the first year of the ongoing recession, the average payday lender needed N$1 429 from a registered microlender to make ends meet each...

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Omusati: 19 minors raped in three months

Omusati: 19 minors raped in three months TUYEIMO HAIDULA OSHAKATI The Omusati police will leave no stone unturned to send rapists to jail. This after the region recorded 19 rape cases of children in...

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Parliament fears ‘skirmishes’ over Botswana border treaty

Parliament fears ‘skirmishes’ over Botswana border treatyBDF aggression robs residents of livelihoods An investigation by a National Council standing committee warned of a potential war with Botswana....

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Consumers are shark bait

Consumers are shark baitMicrolending debt grimaces Cash-strapped consumers have flocked to microlenders since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic plunged Namibia into a historic recession. Jo-Maré...

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