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Swapo policy articulation vs slate politics

Swapo policy articulation vs slate politics

Tujoromajo Kasuto The candidate for the Swapo Party Deputy Secretary General position, Evelyn Nawases-Tayele has distanced herself from a slate that seem to be promoted by some supporters of the candidates. Media reports have been describing her joined campaign pages with Saara Kugongelwa Amadhile, as Vice President and Armas Amukwiyu as Secretary General. Nawases-Tayele says such grouping of candidates is against party constitution, adding that they are not responsible for the joined campaigns that have hit social media like a hurricane over the last few weeks. ‘’I do not know, maybe it’s good for people to talk about camps but…
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EU fosters youth diversity in the film industry

EU fosters youth diversity in the film industry

Martin Endjala The European Union continues to play a pivotal role in the lives of young aspiring talents across the globe, as it embraces itself for another EU Film Festival in Namibia partnering with its continental member states as they will showcase their ingenuity skills in the film industry which is aimed at telling their real live stories. The EU film festival is slated for next month starting on 5th October till the 30th of November 2022 at the opera house, The Village in Windhoek, with a line-up of European and Namibian films, during which a total of 18 films…
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Tourism Expo returns after two-year hiatus

Tourism Expo returns after two-year hiatus

Staff Writer After a two-year hiatus, the annual tourism expo will be held from November 3-5, at the SKW Sport Field in Windhoek. Heather Sibungo, Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, made the announcement today during the 2022 World Tourism Day celebrations in Omuthiya, under the global theme of ‘Rethinking Tourism’ and the local theme of ‘promoting heritage/cultural experience to harness sustainable tourism.’’ “I am further informed that the Tourism Expo under the umbrella of Tourism Namibia have solicited investments to the tune of N$1 million from the private sector stakeholders such as First National Bank and Namibia Breweries…
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Samupwa denies emergence of slate politics<br>… ‘It’s personal preference’

Samupwa denies emergence of slate politics
… ‘It’s personal preference’

Obrein Simasiku Swapo Executive Director said the candidates who have put joined forces in their campaigns through social media are not creating slates but practising individual preference. This amid recent developments where some candidates vying for the positions of Vice President, Secretary General and Deputy secretary general have merged and set up what seems to be camps, a different version of 2017 congress that pitted Team Harambee and Team Swapo. VP contender Sarah Kugwongelwa-Amadhila, SG candidate Armas Amukwiyu and Deputy SG aspirant Evelyne Nawases-Taeyele, seem to be in one camp, while on the other hand incumbent VP Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah is…
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Eswatini learns from EIF on environment

Eswatini learns from EIF on environment

Martin Endjala The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) and the Eswatini Environmental Fund (EEF) have vowed to ensure that the environment is protected and sustained as they strive to reach a zero carbon emission and ensuring that resources are used for the benefit of all their citizens. This comes after the EEF held a benchmark visit to the EIF for its National Environment Fund, last week. The purpose of visiting Namibia was to meet with the EIF and to learn from the institutional set-up in place that enables it to deliver on the same objectives as the Eswatini Environmental…
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Hermann Gmeiner probed for stolen funds

Hermann Gmeiner probed for stolen funds

Staff Writer Hermann Gmeiner Primary School staff and management are being probed for alleged misappropriation of school funds. The Windhoek Observer was unable to determine the value of the stolen funds. According to an inside source at the school, the money which is usually in the school safe has allegedly been misappropriated by the principal. “The principal is under investigation for ‘eating’ up the school’s money. I’m not really sure about the amount but it was removed from the school safe about two months ago,” said the source. She added that the learners’ parents are complaining why the school is…
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Namibian beef industry’s prime cut

Namibian beef industry’s prime cut

CHAMWE KAIRA Savanna Beef Processors Ltd company, the newly formed meat producer will unlock new export markets and achieve better prices for producers and the whole beef value chain in Namibia, according to Rogers Kauta, one of the producers involved in the setting up of Savanna Beef. Kauta says the new beef producer intends to promote local value addition in the beef sector by retaining an additional 50 000 plus weaners in the local market for slaughter. “The export of weaners to South Africa deprives the local economy of job opportunities and premium prices for our beef in the international…
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Nambrew, Heineken, Distell concoction

Nambrew, Heineken, Distell concoction

CHAMWE KAIRA The biggest ‘beer concoction’ in Namibian history has been ‘mixed.’ The Competition Commission of South Africa and the Namibian Competition Commission have both approved the Heineken takeover of Namibian Breweries and certain Distell operations. Sipho Ngwema, Head of Communications at the Competition Commission of South Africa says the commission has recommended that the Competition Tribunal approves with conditions the proposed transaction whereby the Heineken Group through Sunside Acquisitions Proprietary Limited (Newco) acquires a controlling interest in Namibian Breweries Investment Holdings Limited (NIH) and the flavoured alcoholic beverages (FABs), wine, and spirits operations of Distell Group Holdings Limited. The…
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Namdeb predicts 7.8 million carats, N$159bn revenue

Namdeb predicts 7.8 million carats, N$159bn revenue

CHAMWE KAIRA Namibia Diamond Corporation (Namdeb) under the new long term plan expects to produce 7.8 million carats over a 20-year period with a revenue of N$159 billion benefit to Namibia. “Production will be ramped up over the next two and a half years to approximately 160% of the current capacity. This means a significant capital investment of approximately N$1.8 billion and similarly, a significant increase in operational cost. The long term plan therefore results in 7.8 million carats being produced which amounts to revenue of N$159 billion benefit to Namibia. This requires approximately N$2 billion capital investment over the…
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Mineral exploration reached N$806m in 2021

Mineral exploration reached N$806m in 2021

Staff Writer The money spent on exploration of minerals in the country increased to N$806 million in 2021 from N$548 million the previous year, figures released by the Chamber of Mines of Namibia revealed. This indicates that Namibia has continued to be an attractive investment destination for mining companies. GoldThe exploration projects include the Antler’s Erongo Gold Project is located in central Namibia, about 130 km northwest of Windhoek, near the towns of Usakos, Karibib and Omaruru. The project covers areas of the Navachab- Damara Belt, which is prospective for gold, and overlies similar lithologies and structures to the known…
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