They made robots at FabLab Namibia

They made robots at FabLab Namibia

Science fiction has become science fact for the engineering students at Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), and FABlab Namibia. FABlab are now experimenting with building their very own robots. FABlab Namibia is the first advanced manufacturing, prototyping and design lab in Namibia and the largest FABlab currently within Africa. And the first robot […]

From humble beginnings to a doctorate degree

From humble beginnings to a doctorate degree

HELVY SHAANIKA _________________ Meet Mwahangelai Namundjebo, better known as Queen Elizabeth by her friends. As a young girl who had to brew tombo (traditional sorgum beer) and sell fat cakes at school for her family to survive, Namundjebo now serves as an inspiration and motivation to thousands of single mothers living in poverty. Namundjebo came […]

Personality Profile – Who is this?

Personality Profile – Who is this?

Name: Lelanie Basson Occupation Business Consultant Place of Origin Windhoek, Namibia Education MBA Place of Residence Windhoek What one word would you use to describe yourself? Overcomer What made you pick the clothes you are wearing today? My initial outfit did not work as my friend stole my idea, so I went for my favourite […]

Town council profile – tell us about your town

Town council profile – tell us about your town

What town council is this? Eenhana Town Council Can we have a brief introduction of the CEO and the date of appointment? Walde Natangwe Ndevashiya is the CEO. I was born in Tsumeb but moved shortly to Engela where I attended the primary grades. I then moved to Haimbili Secondary School and subsequently to Andimba […]

Delighted to see French companies doing business in Namibia

Delighted to see French companies doing business in Namibia

It is a great pleasure for me to address such a distinguished gathering of eminent French captains of Commerce and Industry. At the outset, I would like to thank MEDEF for inviting me to interact with you this morning. Your Federation, has played a very significant role in France’s industrial and economic development. Namibia, as […]

Top public officials among resettlement beneficiaries

Top public officials among resettlement beneficiaries

KUZEEKO TJITEMISA ___________________ Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) Chief Executive Officer, Franz Gertze, and former Director for Regional Programme Implementation at the Ministry of Land Reform, Alfred Sikopo, are the latest beneficiaries of the government land resettlement programme. Sikopo, who is now a consultant at the Ministry of Land Reform, was allocated farm Nakop No.68 in […]

You wanted out now stay out, EU tells Britain

STAFF REPORTER ________________ Britain has been told to stop commenting on European affairs, while also being warned that should stop dreaming of accessing the EU single markets and its other benefits, while it is no longer a member of the EU. The comments by the EU senior politicians follow comment by Britain’ foreign secretary, Boris […]

Ruacana: a cultural melting pot and investors’ paradise

Ruacana: a cultural melting pot and investors’ paradise

LOIDE JASON ____________ With a population of 8 000, Ruacana is famous for its waterfalls (largest in Namibia), cultural diversity and mountainous landscapes. Livestock and crop farming make Ruacana popular in the region among buyers and bulk consumers. Ruacana is located in the Omusati Region, 65km from the regional capital, Outapi, 860km north of the capital, […]

He who claims to raise the dead

He who claims to raise the dead

ALVINE KAPITAKO __________________ According to ‘Apostle’ Paul Shetu his ‘Damascus moment’ dawned on him while pursuing his engineering degree in the Russian capital city of Moscow. There he was attending the Good News Church under pastor Rick Renner, an American. Shetu, who addresses himself as either ‘apostle’ or ‘pastor’, says it was somewhere in 2004 […]

Debate rages whether true healers or just feeding off the flock

Debate rages whether true healers or just feeding off the flock

ALVINE KAPITAKO __________________ Of late the ‘holy spirit’ has been credited for many a miracle – some more bizarre than the last – by charismatic pastors and evangelists who all claim to be anointed as the earthly mediums upon whom falls the calling to heal and uplift downtrodden souls. And the public’s demand for evangelists […]

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