Dr Ndume is the New African Woman in Health

Dr Ndume is the New African Woman in Health

STAFF REPORTER ________________ Namibia’s world-renowned ophthalmologist Dr Helena Ndume has been conferred with the award for Women in Health, Science and Technology by the New African Women Magazine. The award is in recognition for her pioneering work as a cataract surgeon, who has to date, performed over 35,000 sight-restoring surgeries on Namibians, completely free of […]

Mushe’s Bar broken into.

Mushe’s Bar broken into.

Popular local musician turned businessman Mushe real name Albert Uulenga, had his business broken into last week just before the Easter weekend started. Mushe‘s Omunangeshefa Bar is located on the outskirt of the town of Ondangwa, in Oshana region. Mushe also sells tyres and wood amongst other things from his business premises. The budding musician […]

Corporate Leniency Policy still in the balance

Corporate Leniency Policy still in the balance

JEREMIAH NDJOZE __________________ Namibians welcomed with a sigh of relief, President Hage Geingob’s announcement – during the State of the Nation Address (SONA), last week that his administration will push for the enactment of the tabled Whistle Blower Bill this year, as a sign of government’s commitment to accountability and a society that is open […]

Govt’s quest to improve Namibia’s sanitation

STAFF REPORTER ________________ “Sometimes you go there [the open area used as a public toilet] and people have already defecated all over the place. But you do not have a choice, you just have to drop yours there as well, this is not good for our health.” That is how 25-year old student Immanuel Veiko, […]

Rossmund to host 2nd edition of annual ITC Golf Day

Rossmund to host 2nd edition of annual ITC Golf Day

Carlos Kambaekwa _____________________ Some of the leading local and the country’s serious golfers are to tee off in the second edition of the annual Charity Golf Day, under the auspices of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ITC). Last year saw the staff members in the ICT industry, converge at a central point to […]

The hidden treasures of Kavango

The hidden treasures of Kavango

JOHN MUYAMBA ________________ The two green regions of Kavango offer more than just fertile land. There are precious minerals beneath the earth. And, by all indications somewhere between the two regions of Kavango West and East there could even be diamond and hydrocarbon deposits. The latest unconfirmed news is that the diamond deposits are either […]

Attempts to rescue dilapidated Whk Turf Club fall on deaf ears …Local horse owner’s fight in vain as authorities drag their feet

Attempts to rescue dilapidated Whk Turf Club fall on deaf ears   …Local horse owner’s fight in vain as authorities drag their feet

Carlos Kambaekwa _____________________ Just as Municipalities and local governments are burning the midnight oil in an effort to erect new recreational facilities across the country – existing facilities are deteriorating rapidly and have become an eyesore. What was previously regarded the hub of one of the most popular sporting disciplines in post democracy, the Windhoek […]

The hits and misses of the 2017/18 Sports Budget

The hits and misses of the 2017/18 Sports Budget

It is with great disbelieve that I painfully digest the announcement that the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service budget for the 2017/18 financial year was slashed with more N$100 million after it received a mere N$385 million for the new financial year when compared to the N$491 million it got in the last […]

Africa needs more women computer scientists. How to make it happen

In Africa, a continent grappling with many social ills, it’s critical that universities produce more Computer Science graduates. It’s also one that equips students with crucial skills. Computer Science graduates are problem solvers and logical thinkers who can apply their technical expertise in a range of ways – including to socioeconomic problems. For example, Dr […]

Dlamini-Zuma bid farewell to AU, where to next?

Dlamini-Zuma bid farewell to AU, where to next?

Outgoing African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has packed her bags and greeted staff at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. The farewell ceremony, on 1 March, came just over a month after the election of her successor, Chad’s former prime minister, Moussa Faki, on 31 January. The handover to a new Commission […]

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