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Mushelenga concerned about illegal surveillance of journalists

Mushelenga concerned about illegal surveillance of journalists

Martin Endjala Information, Communication and Technology Minister has urged journalists to continue putting more effort in their work and exposing sensitive information, despite the growing trend of unauthorized surveillance on journalists by tech-companies, spying and keeping tabs on journalists. Peya Mushelenga also encouraged journalists to ensure that their stories are accurate, reliable and trustworthy and to continue exposing corruption and obtain their information within the scope set by the journalism code of conduct. Speaking to the activities of some tech companies, Mushelenga said “unauthorised surveillance can expose information gathered by journalists including from whistle-blowers and may also harm the safety…
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Youth urged to take charge of their future

Youth urged to take charge of their future

Martin Endjala Young people are urged to take charge of their future and to empower their vision by ensuring that they fulfill it. “Each generation must discover their own mission to fulfill it or betray it”. President Hage Geingob said this quoting from the seminal work of Frantz Fannon, the ‘Wretched of the Earth’ when he opened the 17th Namibia National Students Organization congress (NANSO) today in Windhoek. Geingob emphasized that leaders must first be accountable to themselves and respectfulness and not to seek for it but to live by it. ‘’Firstly we must be accountable and respectful to ourselves…
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ECB hikes bulk power price

ECB hikes bulk power price

Staff Writer The Electricity Control Board has announced an increase in the average bulk price by 7.3 percent from the current approved tariff of N$1.6982 per kilowatt-hour to N$1.8222 per kilowatt-hour for the financial year 2022/2023. Acting ECB Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rachel Boois said the board met in April to discuss a tariff application submitted by NamPower for a 12.78 percent effective bulk tariff increase (inclusive of generation and transmission), resulting in a rise from an average N$1.6982 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to N$1.9153 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for the financial year 2022/2023. However, the allocation was reviewed, and a 7.3…
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Oshikoto prioritises financial transparency ….internal audit committee coming

The Oshikoto Regional Council has set aside N$1 000 000 for the Rural Sanitation Project. The regional council revealed this during its Annual Plan and Review Workshop for the 2020/21 financial year that was held at Tsumeb from 25-29 April. For the 2020/21 financial year, the Oshikoto Regional Council procured materials for the construction of toilets at a cost of N$700 000 from which 40 VIP toilets were to be constructed. A number of Rural Development Projects were also implemented through initiatives such as micro-Eengodi, Okankolo and Olukonda were implemented in order to provide potable water to communities in these…
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NDF soldier threatens to kill family

Tujomajo Kasuto A member of the Namibian Defence Force Member (NDF) was arrested on Monday after he threatened to burn the house, kill his mother, children in his homestead and then take his own life at Elondo village in the Omusati region. According to Omusati Regional Crime Coordinator Moses Simao, the suspect, the 36-year-old Amulungu Petrus is an NDF member at Ruacana military base and the case docket has been forwarded to Gender Based Violence (G.B.V) in the Police to investigate it further. Meanwhile in a separate incident also on Monday at Onamulunga village in the Outapi Constituency Kristof Tulimefimbo…
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LPM ordered to reinstate, pay legal cost of councillors

LPM ordered to reinstate, pay legal cost of councillors

Staff Reporter The Landless People’s Movement has lost its case in the High Court against two of its Mariental local authority councilors on Friday, April 29. LPM wanted an earlier judgement to reinstate Daniel Gariseb and Rogetha Haack reversed. Gariseb and Haack were recalled from the council in February last year without any formal hearing for allegedly siding with Swapo councilors against their party decisions. The LPM in its application opposed the 24 September 2021 default judgement that declared the decision to recall the two as councilors as unconstitutional, unlawful and null and void. The September 24 judgement was granted…
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NEFF’s action a bold class conscious progressive step in support of workers

Only after the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) raised the illegal employment of some Chinese nationals boldly by entering the premises of Cheetah Cement were these nationals deported. It is any wonder if the NEFF had not taken the bold action they did, if this matter would have come to the attention of the authorities that be, let alone if it would eventually have culminated in the deportation of the said workers? Not only this but this company is supposed to be operating under Namibian laws has been violating the very laws of its host countries without impunity. This goes…
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Schlettwein must be serious

Schlettwein must be serious

The anticipation and expectations created by the 1991 and 2018 Land Conferences among the landless and land owners alike, cannot be over emphasised. The fears of the land barons, including those not living in the country, were and remain expropriation. The landless want to be resettled some to engage in farming and others simply to have a place to call home. When it comes to land and its distribution, there are competing priorities and interest. The government must balance these and ensure that land distribution takes place strictly within the confines of the law to ensure that peace and stability…
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Jonathan Sasha wants to change the world

Jonathan Sasha wants to change the world

Jordan Sinvula Meet Konatham Sasha. He is a writer, a director, a playwright, a journalist, a photographer, a comedian and an activist. He has staged a play called ‘Die Stoep’ at the National Theatre of Namibia and splits his time between being on stage and making us all laugh, and working with the Positive Vibes NGO to change societies and people's lives for the better. I recently caught up with him at a comedy show he performed in at Brewers Market and got to ask him a few things that might help us get to know him a little bit…
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Bank Windhoek turns 40 years

Bank Windhoek turns 40 years

Martin Endjala Leading financial institution Bank of Windhoek has been a pivotal cog in the financial sector and has been flying the Namibian flag both national and internationally with its footprints. Today marks the 40th birthday of this Namibian bank, which was launch in April 1982. As a wholly owned Namibian financial services provider, the bank is catering for the needs of Namibia and its people. Bank Windhoek plays a critical role in the economy. It employs about 1,561 Namibians with a branch footprint of 53 and 149 Automatic Teller Machines. The Bank also supports various communities in which it…
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