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Zimbabwe seeks new investors for ZISCO

Zimbabwe seeks new investors for ZISCOBoosting output from the mining sector ZISCO owns an iron ore mining unit with an installed capacity of 2.16 million tonnes of ore a year as well as a wire...

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Covid-19 hits Rehoboth school hard

Covid-19 hits Rehoboth school hard62 children quarantined in hostel Staff and parents at Rehoboth complain about the handling of an outbreak of Covid-19 at the local high school. JEMIMA BEUKESThe...

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US government donates equipment for Covid-19 testing

US government donates equipment for Covid-19 testing NAMPAWINDHOEKThe United States government has donated laboratory equipment to the Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) to support the ministry of...

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LPM won’t lead Swapo – Mumbala

LPM won’t lead Swapo – Mumbala JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKSwapo has boycotted council meetings where the //Karas regional council management committee was supposed to be elected because it will “never bow...

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Vivo Energy Namibia rewards top retailers

Vivo Energy Namibia rewards top retailersExcellence awarded and loyalty lauded A night of champions Charmaine Indongo, Retail Manager of Vivo Energy Namibia - “Every morning somewhere in Namibia, a...

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Child-slapping boy in Outapi court today

Child-slapping boy in Outapi court today• Viral video leads to arrest A 17-year-old boy who assaulted a five-year-old girl on a video clip is facing two criminal charges. TUNOHOLE...

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Our conflict diamonds

Our conflict diamonds Our diamonds have become conflict diamonds. Conflict in the local definition which implies the scramble to enrich well-connected people.The tender to valuate Namdia diamonds was...

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Otjiwarongo Municipality's budget approved

Otjiwarongo Municipality's budget approvedBudget of about N$143 million N$8 million be spent on land development, while N$9 million will go toward community and social projects. As a council it is our...

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NamRa

NamRa OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKRape accused healthcare worker Dennis Noa will be moved to the Seeis police holding cells outside Windhoek, Magistrate Johannes Shuuveni ordered yesterday at the accused's...

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Villagers retaliate by eating locusts

Villagers retaliate by eating locusts• Food experts say annoying insects are edible It's an “eye for an eye” affair up north, where communities are fighting back at swamrs of locusts by turning them...

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Clearing agents fail Namra test

Clearing agents fail Namra test OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKLess than 20% of the clearing agents who sat for the mandatory competency test to obtain certification passed the test.There are currently 343...

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GIPF increases pension benefits by 3%

GIPF increases pension benefits by 3% PHILLEPUS UUSIKUThe Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) announced a 3% pension benefit increase, effective 01 April 2021 for all GIPF pensioners.In the...

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Credit uptake unresponsive to low rates

Credit uptake unresponsive to low ratesThe repo rate remains unchanged at 3.75% The successful procurement and quick rollout of Covid-19 vaccination in Namibia will be critical for speed of the...

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Inflation heats up

Inflation heats up Phillepus UusikuConsumers will have to pay more for the same quantity of goods as the overall annual inflation rate for March 2021 increased to 3.1% compared to 2.4% recorded in...

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Local sport is lekker

Local sport is lekkerAction-packed weekend lined up Sports is slowly returning to normal despite strict public health regulations. LIMBA MUPETAMIWINDHOEKThis weekend athletes will take to the stage,...

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Semenya wins 5 000m race

Semenya wins 5 000m race• Falls short of Tokyo qualifying time Semenya trimmed nearly 15 seconds off her personal best by crossing the line in 15 minutes and 52.28 seconds - 42.28 seconds outside the...

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Hertha team in isolation

Hertha team in isolation NAMPA/REUTERSStrugglers Hertha Berlin players and staff were sent into isolation for 13 days after coach Pal Dardai, assistant coach Admir Hamzagic and striker Dodi Lukebakio...

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Bank Windhoek awards vehicle sales people

Bank Windhoek awards vehicle sales peopleStriving in a tough economic environment The northern motor vehicle dealers believed that Bank Windhoek's relationship-driven culture worked well for the...

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COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF Deliveroo orders more than doubled in Q1Food delivery company Deliveroo said its orders more than doubled in the quarter to end-March in its first trading update since its...

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Swapo can reinvent itself at Congress - Melber

Swapo can reinvent itself at Congress - MelberAll eyes on next year's congress Instilling a sense of moral and ethical values in Swapo at the 2022 congress could help the party regain its lost...

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Vaccine reluctance contagious in Senegal

Vaccine reluctance contagious in SenegalCovid jabs available More than 362 000 Senegalese have been vaccinated out of a population of around 17 million. A woman told me she doesn't trust it because...

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Muno announces new EP

Muno announces new EPUndisputed vibes After releasing several singles last year, singer Muno recently announced that she will be dropping a body of work packaged as an EP on ViralCom on Saturday, 1...

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Keeping it real

Keeping it real The pandemic has really made Namibian creatives embrace online platforms more and it is beautiful to see because I believe online is the future of entertainment. However, one thing...

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Kavangos are not 'bone eaters' – APP

Kavangos are not 'bone eaters' – APP KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUAll People's Party (APP) secretary-general Vincent Kanyetu says they will “put sand in the food” of those who continue to treat people from the...

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Pay more for more extractive stakes: Mulunga

Pay more for more extractive stakes: MulungaInvestors carry the cost of exploration Government cannot ask for more shareholding in mining unless it invests more in exploration projects, says Namcor...

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ISAP hits back at corruption allegations

ISAP hits back at corruption allegations ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe non-profit organisation Intelligence Support Against Poaching (ISAP) has been accused of an array of corrupt practices, including...

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Smaller municipal budget for Otji

Smaller municipal budget for OtjiN$8 mln for land development There will be no increase in municipal rates and taxes for 2021/22. The council of the Otjiwarongo municipality on Tuesday approved the...

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Plots handed over to residents

Plots handed over to residents I want to see houses standing here as soon as May this year. – Erastus Uutoni, Minister: Urban and rural development OTJIWARONGO – Eighty residents of Otjiwarongo in the...

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SSA to see world's slowest growth in 2021

SSA to see world's slowest growth in 2021IMF paints bleak picture The IMF estimates additional external funding needs for the region for the 2021-2025 period at US$425 billion. JOHANNESBURG -...

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Rehoboth Basters fight over Kaptein

Rehoboth Basters fight over KapteinCommunity split into factions A section of the Rehoboth Baster Community wants the election of a new community leader to be postponed, citing alleged irregularities....

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Another uninspiring SONA

Another uninspiring SONA President Hage Geingob’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) yesterday was as empty as the state coffers. Off the script, he offered better soundbites to write home...

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Jobless Kenyans tackle illegal logging

Jobless Kenyans tackle illegal loggingArmed with phones, seeds Using satellite feeds and mapping systems to spot areas cleared of trees, locals are hired to patrol forests and plant saplings. The...

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High-level panel members land plum jobs

High-level panel members land plum jobs OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKSeveral of the individuals who served on the High-Level Panel on the Namibian Economy (HLPNE) have been landed cushy government jobs since...

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DJ Omzala falls on hard times

DJ Omzala falls on hard times TUYEIMO HAIDULAOSHAKATI Former radio personality DJ Omzala, who graced the NBC airwaves in the 1990s, is a broken man.Off the airwaves, divorced and having had one leg...

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‘I won’t humiliate ministers’

‘I won’t humiliate ministers’Hage defends his record on fighting corruption The president has his back against the wall over the perceived level of corruption in the country. STAFF...

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Trans-Zambezi railway extension studied

Trans-Zambezi railway extension studied Government has commenced with a feasibility study to help determine the viability of developing and extending the Trans-Zambezi railway to link Namibia with...

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Consumers to make peace with food prices

Consumers to make peace with food pricesPrice monster on the move The overall annual inflation rate for March 2021 increased to 3.1% compared to 2.4% recorded in March 2020. PHILLEPUS UUSIKUAnnual...

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The little black dress

The little black dressDivas & Gents Fitness hosted its first event under the theme 'Little Black Dress'. Brainchild of 32-year-old Liezel Ndjaronguru, a health and fitness enthusiast who aims to...

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Namibia Heart Foundation raises awareness through fundraisers

Namibia Heart Foundation raises awareness through fundraisersBeing connectors of positive change Heart problems account for 30% of deaths in Namibia Pull Quote: “There is need to strengthen...

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Pupkewitz Megabuild opens Rundu branch

Pupkewitz Megabuild opens Rundu branch As a proudly Namibian company, Pupkewitz Megabuild continues to make big strides by creating a comprehensive footprint, exciting opportunities, delivering value...

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Letshego Holdings Namibia leads the charge on inclusive finance

Letshego Holdings Namibia leads the charge on inclusive finance Letshego Holdings Namibia (LHN) is 79 percent owned by Letshego Holdings Limited (LHL), a Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) listed entity....

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Fear the law, not the judge

Fear the law, not the judgeHis day revolves around coffee, legal research and meetings Law is omnipresent and such an important part of our lives. Pull quote: “I hope the increase in artificial...

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From cleaner to librarian

From cleaner to librarian Creating destiny Jeanette DiergaardtLong service No odds can stop curiosity and determination. Since the year 2000, Thusnelde //Gamibes has been an employee of Namibia Media...

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Harmonising the analytical and the artistic

Harmonising the analytical and the artistic Sinkala has found the space where he can let his genius free and challenge some of the misperceptions surrounding artists. Wetumwene Shikage Minds that...

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One-stop shop for advisors

One-stop shop for advisorsMaking sure that advisors succeed and make a good living for themselves Her greatest accomplishment is reaching management level in such an influential company as Sanlam at...

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A force to be reckoned with

A force to be reckoned with A true wonder woman who believes that the world is her oyster Monique AdamsEsther Shikalepo is an administrative assistant in the benefits processing division at the...

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Muteka sees herself advancing to a management role

Muteka sees herself advancing to a management role What gives her a sense of job satisfaction and inspiration is her love for accounting Michelline NawatisesHendrina Muteka is a self-motivated and...

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Confidently learning and rising

Confidently learning and rising Elise Abraham is an entrepreneur who runs a catering business known as Angie’s Kitchen. Wetumwene Shikage Elise Abraham started assisting her aunt at a catering company...

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Somehow intertwined, definitely unveiled

Somehow intertwined, definitely unveiled “To see a splendid kingdom fade away is far sadder than seeing a second-rate republic collapse.” (Translated from Japanese by Jay Rubin.) Natasha...

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A woman in her own right - Taimi Iileka-Amupanda

A woman in her own right - Taimi Iileka-Amupanda Jeanette DiergaardtHaving started at the bottom, Taimi Iileka-Amupanda is now one of the directors of Sisa Namandje & Co.Iileka-Amupanda is no...

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