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First couple to be vaccinated this month

First couple to be vaccinated this monthPresident, Geingos ‘not anti-vaxxers’ Dr Willie Bruwer said the only way to prevent a potentially deadlier fourth wave is to get vaccinated. JANA-MARI SMITH...

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Kavango East to clamp down on crowded funerals

Kavango East to clamp down on crowded funerals Kenya KamboweRUNDUKavango East governor Bonifatius Wakudumo has sent out a stern warning to families dealing with burials in the region, saying the...

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Inequalities widen under Covax

Inequalities widen under Covax JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKAs African countries weather renewed Covid-19 waves where cases have increased threefold, the Covax facility touted to provide much-needed relief...

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Nigeria urged to make forex system clear

Nigeria urged to make forex system clear CHIJIOKE OHUOCHA AND ESTELLE SHIRBONThe World Bank urged Nigeria to provide a clearer and more predictable foreign exchange management system, suggesting that...

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Namdock and MANWU signed an agreement

Namdock and MANWU signed an agreementRecognition and procedural agreement Both parties aim to set an example to other Namibian employers and unions, in terms of building sound and meaningful working...

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EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL We are not okay. Most of us are struggling. Uncertainty, fear, anxiety and depression have become deeply interwoven into our collective psyche as Namibians amid the deadly third wave.Each...

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2.6% wage increase for construction workers

2.6% wage increase for construction workersFirst increase since 2018 Workers initially demanded 7%, but had to settle for less due to the impact of the pandemic. Kenya Kambowe RUNDUDespite the...

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ILO, EU supporting Namibia’s fisheries sector

ILO, EU supporting Namibia’s fisheries sectorPromoting decent working opportunities Five economic sectors are targeted, namely coffee in Colombia, electronics in Vietnam, rubber gloves in Malaysia,...

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Only six vaccinated dead from Covid

Only six vaccinated dead from Covid Jo-Maré DuddyWINDHOEKOnly six people who were vaccinated against Covid-19 have died since the third wave hit Namibia in May.All of them had comorbitities and their...

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More succumb to acute oxygen shortage

More succumb to acute oxygen shortage JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKNamibia’s Covid-19 battle is now characterised by critically ill patients gasping for air as they line up in desperate need of oxygen, for...

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Nightmare ride with father’s dead body on bakkie

Nightmare ride with father’s dead body on bakkieNo room in Okahandja mortuary Neither the police nor the state ambulance was willing to transport the body of a man who died of Covid-19. Henriette...

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Vehicles sales unresponsive to low rates

Vehicles sales unresponsive to low ratesHigh risks and uncertainties A total of 792 new vehicles were sold in Namibia during the month of May compared to 755 sold in the prior month. With consumer and...

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Weekend recap

Weekend recap MICHAEL KAYUNDE WINDHOEK The entertainment scene has been characterized as being a resilient one, particularly now during the pandemic; so, here is a summary of newsworthy stories in...

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GRN promises support

GRN promises support LIMBA MUPETAMIWINDHOEKTrack-and-field athletes Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi’s exploits over the weekend once again earned them applause from the sports fraternity in...

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Still one throw of the NPL dice left

Still one throw of the NPL dice leftAs NFA celebrates CAS victory The NPL was yesterday dealt a bitter blow following the Court of Arbitration’s decision to dismiss the league’s suspension appeal....

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Namibia: A forever home

Namibia: A forever home Refugees studying under the DAFI programme and contributing to better Namibia. Jeanette DiergaardtOn 20 June, the world commemorates World Refugee Day. The theme for 2021...

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Want to study at Stellenbosch University?

Want to study at Stellenbosch University?Many high school learners dream of going to the best universities after matric. Have you ever thought about studying at one of the best universities in the...

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Star Teacher of the Week

Star Teacher of the Week Vanessa HartungWhen and where did your teaching profession start?I started teaching in 2011. My teaching career started at Delta Secondary School Windhoek. What subjects do...

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These items will be distributed to over 23 schools throughout the country.

These items will be distributed to over 23 schools throughout the country.Donation aimed at assisting with the compliance with the Covid-19 pandemic regulations. Providing accessible, equitable,...

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Felix books Olympic berth, Bromell storms to 100m win

Felix books Olympic berth, Bromell storms to 100m win NAMPA/AFPAllyson Felix punched her ticket to a fifth Olympic games while Trayvon Bromell cemented his status as favourite to succeed Usain Bolt as...

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Namibia to face Senegal in Cosafa opener

Namibia to face Senegal in Cosafa openerFixtures out Bobby Samaria is confident that his team will give the West Africans tough competition. NAMPAThe Brave Warriors will play Senegal in their opening...

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Tennis

Tennis Namibia under 16 tennis players travelled to El Soleymaniah in Egypt for the African Junior Team Championships. Dian Caritz, Sarel Janse van Rensburg, Stephan Koen and Ruhan du Rant (Coach)

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SA 'diamond rush' unearths only quartz crystals

SA 'diamond rush' unearths only quartz crystalsAll that glitters… People from across South Africa travelled to KwaZulu-Natal after a herder claimed to have found a diamond in a field....

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Ethiopians to vote in ‘first free election’

Ethiopians to vote in ‘first free election’ ReutersADDIS ABABAEthiopians voted on Monday in national and regional elections that the prime minister has billed as proof of his commitment to democracy...

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Why China is getting tough on crypto

Why China is getting tough on crypto AFPBeijingCryptocurrency prices have fluctuated wildly in recent weeks as China intensifies a crackdown on trading and mining operations.On Monday bitcoin slumped...

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Frosty July lies ahead

Frosty July lies ahead ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKTemperatures will drop significantly from the end of this month and frost can be expected throughout most of July, even up to the northern parts of...

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NMP judgment postponed again

NMP judgment postponed again ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKNamibian Marine Phosphate (NMP) says that the handing down of the judgment in a court case that challenges the legitimacy of its Sandpiper mining...

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Covid-19: Rundu hospital suspends visiting hours

Covid-19: Rundu hospital suspends visiting hoursFull to capacity The Rundu state hospital has stretched its resources to the limit to accommodate Covid patients. NAMPARUNDUThe Rundu Intermediate...

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COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF Forto raises US$240 millionForto has raised US$240 million from investors led by Softbank and will invest in expanding its platform for organising trade shipments between China...

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Education ministry introduces winter holiday

Education ministry introduces winter holidaySchools will be closing from 25 June until 26 July. No winter holiday for grade 10, 11 and AS level learners Octavia Tsibes Learning and teaching has...

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Rundu swaps ICU unit with Covid-19 isolation facility

Rundu swaps ICU unit with Covid-19 isolation facility KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUThe Kavango East health directorate has turned the Rundu Intermediate Hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) into its Covid-19...

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The unspoken trauma of the third wave

The unspoken trauma of the third waveCovid takes a huge emotional toll The psychological impact of the pandemic is grossly underestimated, psychologists say. JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKExperts warn that...

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Maternal and paternal inflammatory disease can affect pregnancy outcomes

Maternal and paternal inflammatory disease can affect pregnancy outcomes The latest data show women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risks of adverse pregnancy outcomes, especially...

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Green schemes badly managed

Green schemes badly managed OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKA submission made to Cabinet indicates that Agribusdev did not properly manage the green schemes and that they were underperforming.Government is now...

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Tread carefully with Ivermectin, medical council warns

Tread carefully with Ivermectin, medical council warns JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKThe Namibia Medicines Regulatory Council (NMRC) has cautioned doctors prescribing Ivermectin to Covid-19 patients to remain...

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Covid: St Boniface records 177 cases

Covid: St Boniface records 177 casesTop school suspends lessons Kapapero said one of the challenges the region is faced with is overcrowded classrooms, especially in Rundu. Kenya KamboweRUNDUThe best...

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Gemstones sparked a diamond rush in SA

Gemstones sparked a diamond rush in SA Gemstones that sparked a diamond rush to eastern South Africa last week have turned out to be just quartz, according to preliminary findings presented...

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South Africa's economy to grow by 2.1%

South Africa's economy to grow by 2.1%High risks and uncertainties The country's gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 1.1% quarter-on-quarter in the first three months of 2021. Concerns about...

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This week, My Zone set out to find out what skills or qualities learners...

This week, My Zone set out to find out what skills or qualities learners think are most valuable in 2021. This is what Edugate Academy learners had to say. Mia Botha It’s definitely self-discipline...

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Photo of the week

Photo of the week CAPTION: Amid the closure of schools and the announcement of the winter holiday, we are reminded about the educational booklets that help learners remain active and learning while at...

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Education ministry talks AS level in schools

Education ministry talks AS level in schools Elizabeth Joseph On Monday, 14 June, education minister Anna Nghipondoka said for all the schools to successfully implement the AS level as part of the...

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EDITORIAL: Leaders fail to inspire on vaccination

EDITORIAL: Leaders fail to inspire on vaccination It is often said that leaders must know when to lead, when to follow and when to accompany. At the time when leaders from across different domains are...

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Tributes pour in for Swakop firefighter

Tributes pour in for Swakop firefighter…Leaves a void in community The well-known head of the Swakopmund fire brigade died last week. ERWIN LEUSCHNERSWAKOPMUNDThe head of the Swakopmund fire and...

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Nigeria could launch pilot digital currency

Nigeria could launch pilot digital currency CAMILLUS EBOHNigeria's Central Bank is preparing a digital currency pilot that could launch as early as the end of this year, its director of information...

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Congo says investor Gertler's permits not valid

Congo says investor Gertler's permits not validGertler denies any wrongdoing The US Treasury imposed sanctions on Gertler, accusing him of leveraging his friendship with former Congo President Joseph...

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Leadership at core

Leadership at core Uplifting and investing in the lives of young people of Ongwediva constituency She is passionate about mentoring and grooming young girlsEnzo AmueleGift Dapewa Amwaalwa (26) is an...

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Geingob’s vaccination status is unimportant – Hengari

Geingob’s vaccination status is unimportant – Hengari JEMIMA BEUKES AND OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKPresidential advisor Alfredo Hengari says questions over when President Hage Geingob is expected to get...

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Rukoro successor only to be elected in 2022

Rukoro successor only to be elected in 2022 JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKAfter a marathon meeting, a transitional committee was established over the weekend to hold the fort in the office of the Ovaherero...

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US intel confirms Shanghala, Esau ‘corruption’

US intel confirms Shanghala, Esau ‘corruption’New details emerge in ex-ministers’ US ban There are suspicions that the move by the US to blacklist the two is aimed at curtailing alleged sinister plans...

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Construction sector becoming less relevant

Construction sector becoming less relevantMassive decline in both units and value The nominal value of the building plans completed during April 2021 amounted to N$145.4 million compared to N$181.3...

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