Tracking the progress of Mass Housing

Tracking the progress of Mass Housing

DESIE HEITA ___________ Never mind its bad rep by both the public and media, Namibia’s first phase of the Mass Housing Development Programme provided an invaluable lesson on how Namibia can provide adequate and affordable shelter to her citizens. The manifestation of some of the good outcomes from the first phase of Mass Housing would […]

Fidel Castro’s memorial in pictures

Fidel Castro’s memorial in pictures

South African President Jacob Zuma (C) delivers a speech next to Cuban President Raul Castro (3-L), Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro (2-L) and Venezuelan First Lady Cilia Flores, during a massive rally at Revolution Square in Havana in honour of Cuban late leader Fidel Castro. Castro — who ruled from 1959 until an illness forced him […]

Personality Profile: Who is this?

Personality Profile: Who is this?

Name: Asnath Katuvemuine Kaperu Occupation: Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) Place of Origin I was born in Omaruru, Erongo Region, and grew up in Katutura. Education I hold a Master of Science in Education Administration and Supervision, B. Ed Degree: Education Management and a Higher Education Diploma: Secondary. Place of […]

N$53 billion projects presented at investment conference

N$53 billion projects presented at investment conference

BY EDGAR BRANDT The just-ended Invest in Namibia conference – at which feasibility studies and business plans worth over N$53 billion were presented – has exceeded the expectations of both the nation and government, its main organiser. It attracted so many more participants than initially anticipated from across Africa and the world that the permanent […]

The accident that made me the loneliest man

The accident that made me the loneliest man

By Eveline de Klerk Life has become one miserable nightmare for 37-year-old Walvis Bay resident Henock Paulus who survived a forklift accident at work in 2011. Since then Paulus has not been unable to return to work. The accident, he says, has left him a broken man, both physically and emotionally. His live-in girlfriend has […]

Namibians not willing to pay environmental levies

Namibians not willing to pay environmental levies

By Albertina Nakale Nearly five years after first being mooted by the finance ministry, it has now come to light that Namibians have expressed an unwillingness to fork out money to pay environmental levies. And this is partly the reason why there has been a delay in the tabling of the regulations for environmental levies. […]

Walvis Bay taxis now charge for groceries

Walvis Bay taxis now charge for groceries

By Eveline de Klerk In what is perhaps unparalleled for the Namibian short-distance taxi industry the Walvis Bay branch of the taxi association has introduced taxi fares for groceries. The charges for groceries range from N$5 for 12,5-kilogramme bags of sugar, maize, flour or potatoes up to a N$10 additional charge for groceries weighing between […]

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