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The moment of victory for activists has finally arrived as politicians in Berlin, Germany have agreed to change street names associated with atrocities committed by German colonial powers during their occupation of Namibia. After more than a decade of debate, the lawmakers voted on Wednesday night to ...
It is outrageous that the South African Government is intensifying its BEE requirements while Namibia and Zimbabwe are relaxing their black ownership requirements. This is AfriBusiness' view after Namibia's President Hage Geingob's announcement that his government would withdraw a 25% black ...

Namibia were in deep trouble on the opening day of their Sunfoil 3-Day Cup final against Kwazulu Natal at Kingsmead in Durban on Thursday when the hosts took a first innings lead with 10 wickets in hand. After being put in to bat, Namibia were skittled out for 132, and at the end of the day's play, Kwazulu ...
A German couple touring Namibia lived through the horror of a leopard attack in the Kuiseb Canyon yesterday morning that left Hardy Specker (61) in a critical condition. Specker and Petra Windmeisser had been in Namibia for the past two weeks, and after spending time at Swakopmund, they left through ...
The first-ever comprehensive study on the concentration of radionuclides and trace elements in Namibia's coastal waters revealed that while radionuclide levels are very low, there is an indication of higher than usual concentration of certain trace elements. Further study is required to determine whether ...
The Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, Kornelia Shilunga officially launched the card in the presence of Bank of Namibia and Payment Association of Namibia (PAN) representatives, according to a company release. Johan Grobbelaar, Vivo Energy Namibia MD at the launch said: “Vivo Energy Namibia ...

The President's lawyer, Sisa Namandje, strongly denied the corruption accusations, saying the investigations "do not implicate Dr Geingob or the government of the Republic of Namibia". Namandje maintained "there is no link between the additional costs of the transaction between Areva and Uramin, and ...
For this reason, an Iranian business delegation, led by Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif, in conjunction with the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, hosted an Iran-Namibia Economic Forum at a local hotel yesterday. The forum, which was attended by hundreds of local ...
CAPE TOWN — At first, it appeared that Namibia would adopt South Africa's BEE legislation without too much adaptation – but now they've scrapped an equity clause demanding 25% of all businesses belong to 'racially disadvantaged' people. It's a shrewd economic move, even though the expurgated ...
Berlin — Berlin is poised to strip the names of streets linked to atrocities committed during its occupation of Namibia (previously German South West Africa) and dedicate them to liberation fighters, part of a late reckoning with Germany's brutal colonial history. After more than a decade of debate, the three ...
Namibia currently has no institution that provides dedicated education and training in maritime fields at bachelor or postgraduate degree level. This was said by the CEO of Debmarine Namibia, Otto Shikongo, last week when the company donated benthic samples worth N$9.9 million and N$250,000 ...
HARARE - While rising Zimbabwean boxer Simon “Undertaker” Madhanhire is still new to the professional game, he had an encouraging start to his career in Namibia at the weekend. Madhanhire, who was making his professional debut, secured a second round stoppage when he knocked out Namibian ...
Referring to findings by a University of Namibia professor, Geingob said most Namibians, especially the previously disadvantaged, do not have enough resources to invest in empowerment transactions, nor are they able to obtain access to funding to participate in such transactions. Geingob said the role of ...
Sport development has remained a moving target in Namibia, soccer even more. But The Namibian Newspaper Cup has advanced and has come to establish a predictable sporting culture. Also, the competition is fast grooming itself as the mainstay of Namibia's regular soccer tournament. It all started with ...
The number of loans taken out by Namibians but not paid on time increased massively from N$1,3 billion to N$2,3 billion in 2017, a sign that more people are drowning in debt than in the previous five years. These figures are contained in the Bank of Namibia's 2017 annual report made public last week.
Soon after communities in the northern part of the country were warned by the Namibia Hydrological Services to prepare for the seasonal floods from Angola, the floods, locally known as efundja, have arrived. This followed the heavy rainfall in southern Angola. Although efundja results in devastating ...
The central bank last week said the government needs to address the causes of the increase in the wage bill through structural reforms. In its 2017 annual report, the Bank of Namibia advised the government to implement several short-term measures among them freezing salary increases, hiring and ...

AfriTin Mining Ltd (LON:ATM) has completed a detailed design for its flagship asset Uis Tin Mine in Namibia, targeting the V1 and V2 pegmatite bodies, previously identified as the priority to supply feed to its new intermediary processing plant. The AIM-listed firm said the mine design includes an initial ...
Heavy rains during the period of January-March 2017 within the Cuvelai River Basin in Angola and localized rainfalls in Oshana, Oshikoto, Ohangwena, Omusati resulted in localized flooding in Lishana (shallow flood plains). On 09 March 2017, the Hydrological Services Namibia (HSN) in the Ministry of ...
Helalia Johannes, who came 12th at the 2012 Olympic Games, will be Namibia's best hope for a medal in the women's marathon, where she will be joined by Ndeshimona Ekandjo and Lavinia Haitope, while Paulus Iiyambo, Reonard Namupala and Uveni Kuugongelwa will compete in the men's marathon.
Dafeng said Namibia had a relatively complete ICT infrastructure and thus Huawei was willing to further cooperate with local partners, under the guidance of the government, to make full use of the infrastructure and continue contributing to national development and improvement of people's livelihood.
PRECARIOUS work where people fill permanent job needs but are denied permanent employee rights seems to be on the increase in Namibia. Globally, these workers are subject to unstable employment, lower wages and more dangerous working conditions. They rarely receive social benefits and are ...
TSXV-listed Namibia Rare Earths has received further positive results from the analysis of 3 710 archived soil samples on the Kunene cobalt-copper project in northern Namibia. Namibia – These results augment previously announced results in March 2018 over the western half of the project area, which ...
Chariot Oil & Gas aims to drill the Pan exploration well off Namibia in the fourth quarter of this year, targeting some 459 million barrels of prospective resource, writes Barry Morgan. And in Morocco, Chariot has just initiated talks to secure a partner for its high-risk Kenitra-1 probe on the eponymous offshore ...
The company has also received encouraging preliminary drilling results from boreholes at Lepidolite and Homestead. Kazera Global gets water use clearance for Namibia mine. Tantalum is used in aeroengines. Kazera Global PLC (LON:KZG) has received a permit to draw water from the Orange River for ...
Coach Paul Odera was satisfied with their performance but asked them to step up in tomorrow's match against Namibia. “The match against Namibia will be tough. We have previous history against them, and we want to rectify the mistakes we had last year and be competitive until the final whistle,” added ...
On March 28, 2018, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met in Beijing with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah of Namibia, exchanging views on the upcoming state visit of President Hage Geingob of Namibia to China and ...
THE Namibia government signed several agreements with China on Thursday. This is according to a report published by ... The national broadcaster reported that Namibia agreed to renew the deal to allow the operation of China's Aerospace Centre at Swakopmund. “The two countries also included talks ...
Namibia is in recession after its economy contracted in the final two quarters of last year, dragged down by sectors like construction and retail, the statistics office said on Thursday. The southern African country's gross domestic product (GDP) contracted 1.0 per cent year-on-year in the fourth quarter after a ...
Political instability in both the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Kingdom of Lesotho are just some of the issues Namibia will face once it assumes the SADC chair later this year, says the Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Peya Mushelenga. Namibia will take over the SADC ...
WINDHOEK, March 29 (Xinhua) -- Namibia has abandoned the winter time switch in favor of summer time all year round, following the gazetting of the Namibia Time Act 2017, the information ministry said on Thursday. Namibia will now have one standard time throughout the year in line with major trading ...
Fighting for justice by day and spreading the gospel to inmates at Namibia's prisons in his spare time is just part of what makes local lawyer Mbanga Siyomunji's life fulfilling. He says he is a people's person, who loves to spend time with his family, his wife and two boys aged four and nine years old.
Both the academic and ethical dimensions of the treatment of human remains were at the core of discussions at a workshop conducted by the University of Namibia earlier in March. At the end it was resolved to start a public discussion on the often sensitive issue of human remains that are typically part of ...
An experimental Brave Warriors team turned on the style to beat Lesotho 2-1 in an international friendly at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Tuesday night. Lesotho took the lead just before half-time through Sera Motebang, but Namibia came back stronger, and second-half goals by Vitapi Nguruka and Benson ...
Allegations have surfaced that the six men, who were arrested in an armed robbery at Westlane shopping centre last year, had entered the country illegally. Mthokozisi Kubeka, Lukas Ndlovu, Vincent Martin Khumalo, Shane Ntandoyenkosi Moyo, Vusi Vuthelezi David and Sibusiso Pumuzile Mguni were ...
NAMIBIA and Kenya qualified for the final of the African Barthes u20 Trophy with contrasting victories in Windhoek on Wednesday afternoon. Kenya easily beat Madagascar 51-13 in the first match but Namibia had to pull out all the stops before beating Zimbabwe 27-17 in the second. In the first match, ...
The drive to explore the world pushed 28-year-old Wu Shan, a Chinese national, to embark on a marathon 50,000km adventure road trip from Beijing to Namibia all by herself in an all-terrain SUV that will make the manufacturers of the Changan – the made-in-China SUV – proud with joy. When Wu set out ...
Namibia's medallists, from left: Maximilian Betts, Jureck Johannesson, Nico Esslinger, Corne le Roux, Zune Weber, Matthias Lichtenberg, Hannah Murphy, Jo-Ane ... The men's team came sixth out of a total of 14 countries and the women's team came eighth while Namibia came eighth overall combined.
Namibia - Groupe PSA and the Namibian government have signed an investment agreement facilitating the joint-venture agreement between Groupe PSA and Namibia Development Corporation (NDC) to assemble Opel and Peugeot vehicles in Walvis Bay. Assembly will start in H2 2018 with an annual ...
"Before independence, Namibia was a host too many foreign nationals, especially from our neighbouring countries, who came here due to various reasons. Most of these foreign nationals remained undocumented due to their inability to meet statutory requirements for the acquisition of citizenship," he said.
GOVERNMENT agencies owe the Keetmanshoop Electricity Business Unit (Kebu) N$8,9 million in unpaid electricity bills, while parastatals owe the entity N$811 917. The council's spokesperson, Dawn Kruger, made this revelation in a statement last Thursday. She said Kebu, a joint venture between the ...
Namibia could have its first cobalt mine in 2020, making it the latest country to get in on the world's insatiable need for rechargeable batteries, according to a report from Quartz Africa. Cobalt was only discovered in 2012 in the Kunene region. Now mining companies are reporting that initial exploration ...
Score's flagship programme NAM-VIP (Namibia Volunteer Involvement Programme) recruits, trains and supports local community volunteers to organize and lead sport and recreational activities and development initiatives for children and youth in seven communities, i.e. Kayengona, Khorixas, Mariental, ...
Swakopmund — Investigations are ongoing to determine the origin of the oil spill that was washed ashore at Walvis Bay on Thursday evening. The worst spill seemed to be localised just in front of the Aphrodite Beach, according to the Namibian Dolphin Project, the research and conservation organisation ...
The Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) will be host the Namibian leg of the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the Proclamation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) on 14 March. The theme for this year is 'Advancing the Legal Framework for a ...
Our neighbour Namibia is not a country that necessarily springs to mind when one thinks about possible places to build cars, but Groupe PSA has just announced that it will be building Peugeot and Opel vehicles in Walvis Bay from later this year. The French carmaker has signed a joint venture agreement ...
Immigration officials are looking for two Pakistani nationals who entered the country illegally under the pretence of coming to work for Namibian companies, one of which is the Namibian Ports Authority. The two men are 49-year-old Muhammad Inam Ullah with passport number CM1753271, and ...
Outapi — With the consistent decrease in annual rainfall as a result of far-reaching climate change, it is being projected Namibia will continue experiencing severe drought in the coming years. Hence, Namibia is called to brace itself for the hard times ahead by finding sustainable mitigating, adaptation ...
MANUFACTURERS in Namibia will no longer get special treatment of paying less tax than everyone else as the policy will be reviewed in an attempt to phase out the preferential tax system. This was announced by finance minister Calle Schlettwein during his budget speech in parliament yesterday.
Namibia joins the international community today to commemorate International Women's Day. The day highlights and acknowledges the socio-economic, cultural and political achievements and contributions made by women. It also serves as a platform to take stock of what countries have achieved and ...


 

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