Northern education directors react to matric results

Northern education directors react to matric results

  Ongwediva – Despite challenges of lack of accommodation, unqualified teachers and overcrowding in classrooms, the Ohangwena and Omusati regions were able to overcome these challenges and move three places up in the Grade 12 national results ranking. The same could not be said for Oshana which maintained position 13 while the Oshikoto Region, which […]

We stand good chance in 2019 Afcon qualifiers – Mannetti

We stand good chance in 2019 Afcon qualifiers – Mannetti

  Windhoek – Brave Warriors mentor Ricardo Mannetti is adamant Namibia has a great chance of qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), the continent’s biggest football spectacle. On Thursday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) conducted the draw for the 2019 Afcon qualifiers, which saw Namibia being pooled alongside regional rivals Zambia, […]

Rössing Marathon set for next month

Rössing Marathon set for next month

  Windhoek – The much anticipated 26th edition of the Rössing Marathon will again take center stage at the coastal town of Swakopmund early next month, on February 11. This year the venue for the Rössing Marathon moves over from the Vineta Central (main) sports fields to the Vineta North sports field (north of The […]

Kazeurua now a respected police officer

Kazeurua now a respected police officer

  Windhoek – The ongoing global economic meltdown, which has equally affected the Namibian economy, continues to impinge on promising athletes, notably footballers. With the domestic flagship football league having come to a virtual standstill in the conspicuous absence of a headline sponsor – clubs and their subjects have unwittingly become redundant with no league […]

Streamlined business processes embraced at NSFAF

Streamlined business processes embraced at NSFAF

  Windhoek – New streamlined business processes and numerous integrated internal and external systems to optimise operations for online registration at the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) have been embraced by local students. The new system was launched on December 15, 2016 as part of the organisation’s Information Technology Master Plan. The entire new […]

Inflation update

Inflation update

  Iipumbu Sakaria* Last week Thursday, January 12, 2017, the NSA released the latest NCPI figures. The Namibia Consumer Price Index (NCPI) calculates the inflation of the country. Inflation is basically the illustration of the change in the cost of living over a certain period of time. Hence, in layman’s terms, inflation can be used […]

FNB increases online banking security

FNB increases online banking security

  Windhoek – In an age of technology, online security has always been a concern for people making use of online banking. As such, FNB Namibia has increased security technology to make sure that clients and their transactions are safe and secure. Security in the online banking space has two points where enhanced security is […]

Infighting at //Karas council hinders development

Infighting at //Karas council hinders development

  Keetmanshoop – //Karas Regional Council Chairperson Jan Scholtz says personal issues and vendettas among council employees should never be allowed to affect operations and the mission to develop the region. Speaking to New Era recently, Scholtz pointed out the lack of effective communication at the institution, saying this problem is mostly caused by personal […]

Swakopmund resident arrested for perjury

Swakopmund resident arrested for perjury

  Swakopmund – A Swakopmund resident is facing the wrath of the law after an alleged move to make quick cash landed him in trouble. The 24-year-old Sydney Taapopi Halupe allegedly made a false statement under oath at the Mondesa Police Station last week Tuesday in an effort to claim N$241 926 from his insurance […]

Oshana activists back Swapo against probe

Oshana activists back Swapo against probe

  Oshakati – A group of Swapo activists in Oshana Region on Friday made public a petition criticising the formation of an international committee expected to investigate alleged human rights abuses perpetrated by Swapo in exile. The three-page petition, titled ‘Hands off our leaders/hands off our mighty Swapo party’, will be handed to the Governor […]

No exam cheating reported for 2016

No exam cheating reported for 2016

  Windhoek – The Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-Himarwa has applauded learners and teachers, as no single case of suspected exam cheating was recorded during the external exams last year. Over the years the ministry has been rocked by several cases of exam cheating or leaks during the external national examinations for […]

Calls for decentralised resettlement programme

Calls for decentralised resettlement programme

  Keetmanshoop – Concerned residents of the //Karas Region are calling for a decentralised resettlement programme whereby each region resettles its own residents. They say this process will allow for transparency and fairness and ensure that those groups who lost land during the colonial period would get it back. President Hage Geingob said late last […]

Swapo women must effect change themselves – Iipinge

Swapo women must effect change themselves – Iipinge

  Windhoek – Swapo Party Women’s Council (SPWC) secretary Eunice Iipinge says women, as the group affected by inequality and under-representation, must lead efforts to change the situation for the better. This, she warned, would however not be realised unless unity and discipline prevail within the SPWC’s rank and file. “Unification of the broader membership […]

U.S.-based activist explains genocide court case

U.S.-based activist explains genocide court case

  Windhoek – The Namibian government does not have the legitimacy to represent the Nama and Ovaherero in the genocide case, says Veraa Katuuo, a U.S.-based genocide activist. “Namibia is in violation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People which stipulate that indigenous people have the right to participate in decision-making […]

TUN wants school inspector positions abolished

TUN wants school inspector positions abolished

  Windhoek – In an unprecedented move the Teachers Union of Namibia (TUN) secretary general Mahongora Kavihuha has urged the government to get rid of what he termed “useless positions” such as those of school inspectors and examination officers and redefine the roles and operations of subject advisors. This, he says, would result in cost […]

Ritual in a Katutura graveyard

Ritual in a Katutura graveyard

  Windhoek – Hordes of onlookers flocked to the Katutura graveyard where a ritual seemed to have been performed on one of the graves. A security guard was doing his routine rounds in the cemetery at five in the morning on Saturday when he came across a dead chicken with a knife stuck into its […]

Govt buys locomotives worth N$300 million for TransNamib

Govt buys locomotives worth N$300 million for TransNamib

  Walvis Bay – The government has bought six modern locomotives to the tune of N$300 million for TransNamib, the national railway carrier. Government is the sole shareholder in TransNamib. The modern and fuel efficient locomotives, which are described as the best on the market, were acquired from General Electric, an American company based in […]

Erongo RED appoints acting CEO

Erongo RED appoints acting CEO

  Walvis Bay – The coastal electricity distributor Erongo RED’s board of directors has appointed the company’s executive manager Fessor Mbango as interim CEO. In the meantime, efforts to search for a suitable candidate to replace Robert Kahimise, who was recently appointed as CEO of the City of Windhoek, will continue. Mbango’s appointment was announced […]

Psychologists condemn Gymnasium’s ‘military initiation’

Psychologists condemn Gymnasium’s ‘military initiation’

  Windhoek – There are many ways to welcome new learners to an institution than what happened at Windhoek Gymnasium Private School last week, says a Windhoek psychologist who described the initiation as ‘psychological violence’. Dr Shaun Whittaker described the incidents as embarrassing to new learners after photos went viral showing Grade 8 pupils strapped […]

Chickens finally come home to roost for NPL

Chickens finally come home to roost for NPL

  Windhoek Activities in domestic football have become virtually irrelevant in the absence of competitive premier league football after the country’s flagship league, the Namibia Premier League (NPL), failed in its desperate bid to solicit sponsorship from potential financial backers. The writing was already on the wall when the league’s longtime partners MTC dug its […]

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