Ministry of Education Addresses Plight of Learners who Failed Grade 10

Learners who did not meet the requirements for promotion to Grade 11 and who are 17 years or younger on the first day of school are allowed to repeat Grade 10. Learners in this category are eligible to repeat Grade 10 preferably at their former schools on a full-time basis. Johanna Absalom Public Relations Officer at the Ministry of Education …

Construction Industry Demands Government to Pay Debt Before 15 December

Herman Smit Technical Manager at ACCESS Laboratories Services (Pty)Ltd, a company that specializes in all quality control related services for the construction and engineering industry of Namibia, said the situation is quite bad. “There is a lot of people that’s been retrenched,” said Smit. 115 companies in the Construction Industry participated in a survey conducted by the Construction Industries Federation of …

Namibia, Best Environment in Africa for Entrepreneurs

“Firstly congratulations to Namibia, it’s wonderful to see Namibia come up with the highest ranking in the Africa section in the index, it’s very exciting,” said Rona Kotecha, Executive Director of Mara Foundation. Mara Foundation is part of Mara Group, a pan-African multi-sector business with extensive operating experience in both African and international markets. Established in 2009, Mara Foundation focuses on …

Armed Robbery, House Break-ins on the Increase

Crime statistics show that house break-ins where armed robbery is involved are on the increase in Windhoek. “We try to redouble our efforts in order to ensure that the city and residents are safe,” said City Police Spokesperson and Assistant Superintendent Cillie Auala.  Auala said crime is very high in areas such as Katutura and Khomasdal as these areas do …

BRICS Countries Want New Credit Rating Agency

The BRICS countries, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa at the Summit in Goa on Sunday 16 October 2016 agreed to set up a rating agency for emerging markets. The new agency will be aimed at challenging western dominance in the world of credit rating agencies. According to international media, the BRICS nations complain that existing credit agencies are …

NUNW Calls on Business Community to Rescue Gov. from Teacher Strike

“We call on the business community to come round the table, sit with us and see how we can all rescue Government from this and rescue the country from this. They have social responsibilities, Government give the 5%, we give the 3%, we are looking for a solution to this problem, said Secretary General (SG) of the National Union of …

Disabled Athletes Faced by Many Challenges Despite Medals

Namibian Paralympic athletes Ananias Shikongo and Johannes Nambala have put Namibia on the map by scooping 5 medals (1 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze) from the just concluded Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, held in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. In an interview with Spotlight news, Ananias and Johannes described their Rio 2016 Paralympic journey as a dream come true. “You know this …

No Employment Guarantee after Training, say “Struggle Kids”

The children of the liberation struggle spokesperson Tuhafeni Nhinda said the N$11m Government is allocating to the “struggle kids” is a political game. Nhinda questioned why the money is kept in the SME Bank and not given to the Ministry of Youth, stressing that there is no guarantee that the money will be used for the children of the liberation …

Namibia to Eradicate Poverty by 2025, President Geingob

“We Africans have good glossy papers, we talk, but implementation is a problem,” said President Hage Geingob. The President was speaking during an interview with Voice of America’s (VOA), Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali on Namibia’s future. On the topic of poverty, the President stressed that poverty in Namibia must be eradicated by 2025. World leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development …

NTTU Members want Recognition

“The members want to be recognised as employees and therefore if the members or taxi drivers are regarded as employees it is then easier to control the industry. As long as the drivers are regarded as individual contractors  and whereby they do not receive any kind of benefits within the industry, I don’t think that things will change much,” said Namibia …