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JUDGES APPOINTED:

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) of Namibia has announced the appointment of new judges to the High Court, effective from 1 July 2024.The new judges were officially appointed by President Nangolo Mbumba to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the judiciary.Justice Beatrix de Jager joined the legal profession in 2004 and was admitted to the Bar in 2009.Previously, she served as an Acting Judge of the High Court from 16 January 2024 to 16 April 2024.Justice George Coleman has been appointed as an Acting Judge to serve at the High Court from 1 July to 9 December 2024. Report: Niël…
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NEFF, CDV and DPN remain deregistered

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN), says the deregistration of the three political parties remains unchanged.The Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF), Christian Democratic Voice (CDV) and the Democratic Party of Namibia (DPN) will stay off the list.According to a statement issued on Thursday evening, the situation remains unchanged despite a letter dated 25 June by Kadhila Amoomo on behalf of the NEFF where the legal practitioner gave the ECN until 27 June to provide clarity on its decisionThe ECN informed the parties about the deregistration in a letter dated 17 June.In response to the letter of demand, the ECN clarified…
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ECB withholds NORED tariff approval

The Electricity Control Board has withheld NORED’s tariff approval of 6.6% for not submitting audited, up-to-date financial statements for the 2022 financial year.NORED had initially applied for a tariff of 7.7% before the end of May.This was announced by ECB chief executive officer Robert Kahimise today at the announcement of distribution tariffs.Earlier this month, in a push to pay its debt with NamPower, NORED announced that it would start cutting off electricity supply to customers whose accounts have been in arrears for 30 days or more."Non-compliance with regulatory directives shall not be tolerated,” warned Kahimise.The ECB also withheld the City…
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MUN secures wage deal

The Mine Workers Union of Namibia (MUN) and Gezhouba Mining Services (Pty) Ltd concluded a three-year wage agreement.The parties agreed to a wage increase of between 6% for the employees in the grades C-1/C2 and 7% for the job grades A-3/B2 respectively until December 2026.The parties also agreed to a 30-minute payable shift allowance for all employees in the bargaining unit.Amongst the other benefits agreed to between the parties, is the continuous training and skills development of employees in the bargaining unit. Report: Niël Terblanché
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REPORT AVAILABLE:

The Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) has published its financial statement for the year ending in February 2023 in a daily newspaper.This comes a day after the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) decided to deregister the party for failing to file its financial statement and have it published in one of the local newspapers.NEFF deputy leader, Kalimbo Iipumbu in his statement released yesterday, said the party was in the process of publishing its statement last week.ECN has since come under fire for the decision and the NEFF through its lawyer Kadhila Amoomo has given ECN until 27 June to withdraw…
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NEFF ordered to return registration certificate

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has directed the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) party to return the party's registration certificate.The ECN’s chief electoral and referenda officer, Peter Shaama, in a letter on Monday evening, notified the NEFF that it failed to file the necessary financial statements.As a result, it has been deregistered and its registration certificate cancelled. Report: Martin Endjala
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Earthquake shakes Kalkfeld

The Ministry of Mines and Energy through its geological survey department, has reported an earthquake on Sunday 18 km south of Kalkfeld.This was announced today by the ministry's deputy executive director, Gloria Simubali.According to her statement, the earthquake was recorded at 16h31 local time.It was recorded by four seismic stations namely, Karibib, Windhoek, Kamanjab and Tsumeb.The earthquake registered a local magnitude of 3.2 at a latitude of 21.056 degrees south and a longitude of 16.199 degrees east.The earthquake was recorded at a shallow depth of less than ten kilometres."At this magnitude, the event can be felt, but is not expected…
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Kadhila Amoomo Legal Practitioners to Argue Case for Polygamy in Namibia

Kadhila Amoomo legal practitioners announced their intention to argue the case for polygamy in Namibia. The law firm made this announcement on their social media pages on Saturday, stating, “We are now going to argue the case for polygamy in Namibia. If you are interested in polygamy, please inbox your details to Kadhila Amoomo Lawyers and written permission from your current wife.”Reporter: Hertta-Maria Amutenja
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Criminalisation of same-sex acts unconstitutional

In a landmark ruling delivered on Friday, a full panel of Namibian High Court Judges declared the common law crimes of sodomy and "unnatural sexual offences" unconstitutional and invalid.The conclusion was reached by High Court justices Nate Ndauendapo, Shafimana Ueitele, and Claudia Claasen.The ruling followed an application by Friedel Dausab, a gay Namibian man, who sought to have the criminalisation of male anal sex and "unnatural sexual offences" declared unconstitutional.Reporter: Hertta-Maria Amutenja
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PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE :

Freelance journalist Frans Koolike has announced that he will be running for the upcoming Presidential elections as an independent candidate.Koolike who is also a leadership consultant joins the race along the likes of Job Amupanda and Ally Angula.
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