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Forest products underutilised in Namibia

Forest products underutilised in Namibia ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe forest products industry in Namibia is underutilised, with trees being harvested as raw materials for foreign markets.Environment...

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Loss of animal health status studied

Loss of animal health status studiedLPO investigates possible impact to economy Uranium mining in the Stampriet Basin Aquifer was the most urgent and most threatening matter discussed at recent...

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COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF Halliburton posts Q3 profitUS oilfield firm Halliburton Co on Tuesday posted its third consecutive quarterly profit and said customer spending in the United States could jump 20%...

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Dippenaar case: Accident scene under microscope

Dippenaar case: Accident scene under microscope Adolf KaureSWAKOPMUNDHaving resumed on Monday, the Dippenaar case continued this week, with accused Jandré Dippenaar appearing before the regional court...

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Abortion law must be reformed – LAC

Abortion law must be reformed – LAC195 illegal abortions, concealment of births worry police Despite the law allowing abortion in cases of rape or incest, in the last three years, only 13 legal...

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Kapana Cook-Off competition winners crowned

Kapana Cook-Off competition winners crownedNedbank changing communities The Kapana Cook-Off is a Nedbank Namibia initiative hosted in partnership with Bakpro and the Namibian Chefs Association. I will...

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Tweya raps agri ministry over knuckles

Tweya raps agri ministry over knuckles Officials ordered to collect data on Recon applications The former minister gave the agriculture ministry a verbal lashing, and said state institutions are...

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EDITORIAL: Erase the grey areas in spy law

EDITORIAL: Erase the grey areas in spy law In principle, we agree with the proposed surveillance law. However, it has huge implications for the privacy of citizens and the ability of journalists to do...

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Startup Leo Canopus digitalising communities

Startup Leo Canopus digitalising communities Spot a gap and create a solution The business model of the startup focuses on helping communities on closing the digital divide to ensure social inclusion...

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Defence ministry slammed for paying August 26 salaries

Defence ministry slammed for paying August 26 salaries STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKAuditor General (AG) Junias Kandjeke has raised red flags over the relationship between the defence ministry and the...

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Ex-Air Namibia employees sue for N$100m

Ex-Air Namibia employees sue for N$100mBroken severance pay promise sparks anger Even in its death, the liquidated national airline is haunted by the ghosts of its past, with retrenched employees...

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!Gawaxab concerned about weak credit uptake

!Gawaxab concerned about weak credit uptakeLow rates vulnerable to prevailing uncertainties Growth in private sector credit extension moderated to an average of 2.5% for the first eight months of...

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Namibia eye Ireland scalp

Namibia eye Ireland scalpSuper 12 stage on the horizon Namibia’s Eagles plan a special performance against Ireland in their third Group A do-or-die clash in the T20 Cricket World Cup. Limba...

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Tense club rugby final expected

Tense club rugby final expected Andrew PoolmanWINDHOEKThe strong rivalry between FNB University of Namibia (Unam) and FNB Wanderers will be at the forefront when the two rugby clubs contest the...

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Entertaining final on the cards

Entertaining final on the cardsSwakopmund to host cup A highly entertaining match is expected when Civics take on Mighty Gunners tomorrow at Vineta Sports Field in Swakopmund. Limba...

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Ronaldo salvage job masks United's failings

Ronaldo salvage job masks United's failings Nampa/AFPCristiano Ronaldo's second coming at Manchester United has already produced two memorable moments with late winners against Villarreal and Atalanta...

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Is Germany’s verbal acknowledgment moral responsibility enough?

Is Germany’s verbal acknowledgment moral responsibility enough? Joyce Vivien MuzenguaAny government has a moral and legal responsibility for historical crimes and injustices committed by its...

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Peugeot-Namibia plant

Peugeot-Namibia plant The Peugeot-Namibia plant was officially launched and unveiled by President Hage Geingob on 5 December 2018 at Walvis Bay.Two months ago, Lucia Iipumbu - minister of...

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N$2.7m for Etosha metering project

N$2.7m for Etosha metering project ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe environment and tourism ministry will pay more than N$2.7 million towards the realisation of an electricity meter project in the Etosha...

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Damaged skipper truck leaves Rundu streets filthy again

Damaged skipper truck leaves Rundu streets filthy again Kenya Kambowe RUNDUThe Rundu town council is faced with filthy streets, where road reserves have turned into mini dumpsites, because the town’s...

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20 wildlife products seized from 9 suspects

20 wildlife products seized from 9 suspects Man arrested with 10 oryx carcasses On 12 October, a Windhoek man was arrested after being found in possession of a live pangolin. The mammals are the most...

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Toyota's all-new compact MPV impresses

Toyota's all-new compact MPV impresses Adios Avanza, hello RumionPg 6 MWStaff reporterThe Toyota Avanza served as Southern Africa's first affordable, reasonably-sized people mover. Featuring compact...

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Experts discuss economic effects of Covid

Experts discuss economic effects of Covid Speakers at the ‘Pandenomics’ webinar recently hosted by Nedbank Namibia corporate and investment banking (CIB) and Simonis Storm, and supported by Nedbank...

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Experts discuss economic effects of Covid

Experts discuss economic effects of Covid Speakers at the ‘Pandenomics’ webinar recently hosted by Nedbank Namibia corporate and investment banking (CIB) and Simonis Storm, and supported by Nedbank...

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Jaliza says ‘Aios’

Jaliza says ‘Aios’ Limba MupetamiWINDHOEKTrinity Lounge and Bar in Windhoek will be a vibe with Swakopmund-born ma/gaisa singer Jaliza set to release her latest single on 27 October.The ‘Ditsa ta ra’...

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Celebrating a decade in the game

Celebrating a decade in the game Windhoek Spring Fiesta slated for next weekend The 10th edition of the Windhoek Spring Fiesta will take place on Saturday, 30 October, at Umti Lodge. MICHAEL KAYUNDE...

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COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF ABB lowers sales guidanceABB lowered its full-year sales outlook on Thursday, as the Swiss engineering and technology group became the latest company to flag shortages of key...

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Digital marketing training underway countrywide

Digital marketing training underway countrywideNamibian business owners targeted Over 83 applications have been received. “Being computer literate will create space for new ideas, creativity and...

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570 illegal firearms surrendered

570 illegal firearms surrendered ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKMore than 500 illegal firearms were surrendered to the police by members of the public during amnesty month.Safety and security minister Albert...

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Calle seeks 100% tax relief for farmers

Calle seeks 100% tax relief for farmers ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKAgriculture minister Calle Schlettwein has requested the National Assembly to grant farmers 100% land tax relief for the 2019/2020 financial...

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More than 5 000 GBV cases reported

More than 5 000 GBV cases reportedGBV ‘most pervasive yet least visible human rights violation in the world’ The police spearheaded the development of an action plan established to enhance policing...

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Locally produced mushrooms

Locally produced mushroomsFresh, organic and affordable Ndaka Mushrooms and Processing strives to produce fresh, organic and processed Namibian mushrooms. Mariselle StofbergNdaka Mushrooms and...

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N$8bn ready to settle Eurobond

N$8bn ready to settle Eurobond OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEK Bank of Namibia governor Johannes !Gawaxab says there is no concern that government will fail to honour its N$7.25 billion Eurobond, which matures...

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MTC can block infrastructure sharing

MTC can block infrastructure sharing OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKSouth African telecommunications giant MTN will be allowed to use MTC’s infrastructure to set up its mobile network, the Communications...

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Prison wardens are stressed – Hamunyela

Prison wardens are stressed – Hamunyela120 prisoners to every correctional official An audit report on Namibia’s correctional facilities has revealed that a whopping 86% of short-term offenders and...

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Kenya lifts curfew to boost the economy

Kenya lifts curfew to boost the economyCovid-19 jabs crucial Kenyatta unveiled measures to boost the economy, including the procurement of fertiliser for farmers by the government. It is now time to...

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The newest energy in Synergi

The newest energy in Synergi Multifaceted multimedia designer newly appointed at NMH. Jeanette Diergaardt“She’s excited, she’s energised and she is synergised,” says Carmen Stenger, the sales and...

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Making waves in the legal fraternity

Making waves in the legal fraternity Titus is a candidate legal practitioner at Henry Shimutwikeni and Co Inc. Rivaldo KavangaAs a candidate legal practitioner, Dean-Marlo Titus says his career...

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Madume reflects on a decade of growth

Madume reflects on a decade of growth More capacity for expansion After a decade of service, Axel Madume still hopes to grow even further in his work “I am grateful to render a service to the...

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EDITORIAL: We are guilty of silence

EDITORIAL: We are guilty of silence A lot needs to be discussed in our country – from race and sexual rights to abortion. The country can’t stop talking, even when such talk can hurt a few feelings....

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Africa calls for climate finance tracker

Africa calls for climate finance tracker Donors fall short In 2009, developed countries agreed to raise US$100 billion per year by 2020 to help the developing world deal with the fallout from a...

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Rising like a phoenix

Rising like a phoenix Mutorwa continues to inspire Mariselle StofbergWilhelmine Mutorwa has used every opportunity she is given to become the best version of herself. For Wilhelmine Mutorwa, giving up...

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Zozo’s Leather: Your dream product

Zozo’s Leather: Your dream productPromoting and establishing Namibian-made products Celesty Cupido produces hand-crafted leather handbags, wallets and other items. Rivaldo Kavanga Celesty Cupido...

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The face of the southern branch

The face of the southern branchUses every day to enhance personal growth and sparkle at work Muhuura is a secretary/receptionist at NHE in Keetmanshoop. Michelline NawatisesVictoria Ndemupa Muhuura...

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Itula changed, says suspended Smith-Howard

Itula changed, says suspended Smith-Howard Staff ReporterWINDHOEKSuspended Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) Swakopmund constituency councillor Ciske Smith-Howard says her party leader, Dr...

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Learners don maize sacks for misbehaving

Learners don maize sacks for misbehaving TUYEIMO HAIDULA OSHAKATI Learners at Omuthiyagwiipundi Combined School in Omuthiya are forced to wear maize sacks each time they misbehave at school, a...

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1 800 pregnant schoolgirls drop out yearly

1 800 pregnant schoolgirls drop out yearlyKids as young as 11 have sex ‘for pads and food’ Official statistics show that 36% of Namibian learners aged 13 to 15 have had sexual intercourse, adding fuel...

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FNB to strengthen its support to MSMEs

FNB to strengthen its support to MSMEsNearly N$70 million available for financing A significant proportion of the guarantee will focus on supporting those MSMEs operating in the agriculture sector to...

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Heimstädt steering road safety

Heimstädt steering road safetySaving lives is central to his mission and goals Horst Heimstädt is the CEO of the Namibia Road Safety Forum. Rivaldo KavangaHorst Heimstädt is the CEO of the Namibia...

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Learning to negotiate

Learning to negotiate Brandt von WestI’m going to quickly boil something as complex as negotiations down into its most simplistic form. There are typically two reasons why we negotiate: Because we...

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