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Bank of Namibia increases Repo rate to 75bps, Hiking interest rates further

Bank of Namibia increases Repo rate to 75bps, Hiking interest rates further

Staff ReporterAug 17, 20223 min read

Business Reporter ON the 15th and 16th of August 2022, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Namibia held its bi-monthly meeting in which it decided to increase…

Shikongo allegedly murdered by his girlfriend’s ex

Shikongo allegedly murdered by his girlfriend’s ex

Maria DavidAug 17, 20221 min read

Maria David SHAANIKA Efraim Shikongo was murdered in cold blood on Sunday by a suspect who also stole his cellphone. It is alleged that the 33-year-old suspect is an ex-boyfriend…

Blind, joyful and thankful

Blind, joyful and thankful

Maria DavidAug 17, 20223 min read

Maria David GETTING to Isaac Hailumetana’s traditional homestead in the Egambo village of Ohangwena is a tricky affair. From the tarred road one faces the challenge of a two-track road…

Man arrested for bumping minor at Oshakati

Man arrested for bumping minor at Oshakati

Maria DavidAug 17, 20221 min read

Maria David A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy was hospitalized after being hit by oncoming vehicle while he was crossing the road at Oshakati West on Friday. According to NamPol’s Thomas Aiyambo, the…

Green Hydrogen is far from a pipedream – EAN Chairperson

Green Hydrogen is far from a pipedream – EAN Chairperson

Staff ReporterAug 17, 20223 min read

Staff Reporter GIVEN the amount of scepticism that Green Hydrogen has garnered, the Chairperson of the Economic Association of Namibia (EAN), Jason Kasuto, denounced claims that Green Hydrogen is just…

Four Green Hydrogen pilot projects receive N$499 million grant

Four Green Hydrogen pilot projects receive N$499 million grant

Staff ReporterAug 16, 20223 min read

Staff Reporter ABOUT €30 million, which is equivalent to N$499 million, has been allocated for the development of four Erongo-based Green Hydrogen pilot projects to assist with the necessary infrastructure…

Otavi Acid spill clean-up delayed by lack of equipment – TransNamib

Otavi Acid spill clean-up delayed by lack of equipment – TransNamib

Zorena JantzeAug 16, 20223 min read

Zorena Jantze NEARLY a month after the spillage of acid from 13 tankers which burst after the train carrying them derailed in Otavi, the site still remains contaminated due to…

Effects of the war still haunt Mwahafa

Effects of the war still haunt Mwahafa

Maria DavidAug 16, 20223 min read

Maria David ALTHOUGH the war in which 82-year-old Shaimbehafo Mwahafa was a direct participant ended 33 years ago, he is still haunted by the effects of that brutal conflict. Mwahafa,…

Drivers urged to to take caution as fires erupt near city

Drivers urged to to take caution as fires erupt near city

Staff ReporterAug 16, 20221 min read

Staff Reporter THE City of Windhoek’s municipality has warned drivers to take caution after the break out of two veld fires on the road to the Hosea Kutako International airport…

Geingob to attend the 42nd Ordinary SADC Heads of State Summit in DRC

Geingob to attend the 42nd Ordinary SADC Heads of State Summit in DRC

Staff ReporterAug 16, 20223 min read

Staff Reporter THE promotion of industrialization through agro-processing to bring about food security and mineral beneficiation are some of the issues to be discussed during president Hage Geingob’s visit to…

Thieves steal N$480 000 worth of items from Ostrich leather shop

Thieves steal N$480 000 worth of items from Ostrich leather shop

Staff ReporterAug 16, 20222 min read

Staff Reporter TWO suspects allegedly broke into the Exclusive Lederwaeen Shop, which is an ostrich leather shop in Swakopmund, and stole N$480 000 worth of items on Monday at about…

Police warns residents against criminals

Police warns residents against criminals

Samuel ShinedimaAug 16, 20222 min read

Samuel Shinedima THE Namibian Police Spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, has warned residents of the Windhoek City to be vigilant and beware of criminals, following a widely circulated video of…

Public invited to commemorate Heroes Day at unveiling of new logo and theme

Public invited to commemorate Heroes Day at unveiling of new logo and theme

Staff ReporterAug 16, 20222 min read

Staff Reporter THE Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology unveiled the new Heroes Day logo and theme in commemoration of the country’s 32nd Heroes Day, which will be commemorated on…

ACC seeks public assistance to trace wanted person

ACC seeks public assistance to trace wanted person

Staff ReporterAug 16, 20221 min read

Staff Reporter THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is requesting the public’s assistance to determine the whereabouts of Beavin Mushaukwa Simataa (51), who is wanted to provide information about alleged corrupt practices…

Shituula hosts her 70th birthday party at Oshakati

Shituula hosts her 70th birthday party at Oshakati

Placido HilukilwaAug 16, 20222 min read

Placido Hilukilwa Mirjam Shituula, a retired educationalist and a Swapo Party member who, together with Selma Namboga, challenged the party’s November 2017 congress in the High Court demanding that it…