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NamPol records over 110 000 criminal cases

  The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has recorded 110 551 criminal cases, countrywide during the financial year 2023/24. The criminal cases range from robbery, rape, violence against women and children, and other forms of domestic violence, murder, theft of motor vehicles and livestock, dealing in drugs, housebreaking, and theft. This was revealed by Inspector General of NamPol, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo on Monday during the official opening of a five-day […]

todayJuly 22, 2024 13


0ver 300 000 voters registered: ECN

    The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has registered a cumulative total of 366 036 eligible Namibians since the commencement of the General Registration of Voters (GRV). The GRV started on 03 June and is set to end on 01 August 2024. In a media statement issued on Wednesday, the ECN said the figure represents those registered as voters inside the country and at all Namibian diplomatic missions abroad […]

todayJune 20, 2024 4

Business / Economics

Old Mutual Foundation avails N$800 000 in seed capital funding for grassroots entrepreneurship

      The Old Mutual Foundation, in partnership with Basecamp and the Financial Literacy Initiative (FLI), has announced the 40 shortlisted candidates for the OM SEED Entrepreneurship Programme. This initiative aims to foster entrepreneurship, accelerate economic growth, and address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Namibia. This year, the program focuses on entrepreneurs in the Ohangwena, Oshikoto, Zambezi, and Kavango West regions. By 2025, OM SEED will have reached […]

todayJune 10, 2024 22


Gobabis Municipality Councillors in Arrears with Residents’ Services Suspended

Five councillors of the Gobabis municipality collectively owe the town over N$650,000, while services for residents with overdue accounts are being suspended concurrently. Gobabis Chief Executive Sophia Eises confirmed the municipality's practice of cutting off services to residents in arrears, stating that this is a routine measure unless payment arrangements are made. However, Eises declined to comment on the councillors' outstanding debts. Reports indicate the mayor, her deputy, and three […]

todayApril 19, 2024 13

Interview Transcripts

Omaheke Region’s Governor Pijoo Nganate responds to Farmland Occupation

In a recent conversation, Governor Pijoo Nganate of the Omaheke region provided insights into the ongoing issue of farmland occupation, shedding light on the complexities and challenges faced by both the government and the landless populace. Governor Nganate began by acknowledging the plight of individuals within the Khabarovsk townlands who have been vocal about their need for land. He highlighted efforts by regional leadership to communicate these concerns to the […]

todayApril 8, 2024 13

Interview Transcripts

Landless People’s Movement Gobabis-based activist Lesley Pienaar talks farmland occupation

In a recent interview, Lesley Pienaar, an activist based in Gobabis and a prominent figure in the Landless People's Movement, shed light on the ongoing issue of farmland occupation in Namibia. Pienaar's words underscore the frustration and desperation felt by many Namibians who find themselves without access to the land necessary for their livelihoods. Pienaar's remarks center around the occupation of  Witsand farm, a symbolic act aimed at drawing attention […]

todayApril 8, 2024 11


Bank Windhoek supports sustainable feeding schemes

  Aiming to keep children in school while nourished, Bank Windhoek donated N$252,000 to Imago Dei Welfare and Poverty Relief. Imago Dei facilitated the feeding scheme from August 2023 with feeding programmes and soup kitchens to feed over 1700 children in five regions. The feeding scheme was successfully implemented through schools by a team of volunteers, learners, and teachers who assisted in preparing and serving meals. Imago Dei, whose ultimate […]

todayMarch 18, 2024 7


Calls Intensify for Enhanced Rural Electrification in Omaheke Region

Inhabitants of the Omaheke Region are actively championing the establishment of an electricity distribution body to amplify rural electrification efforts. These recommendations emerged from recent consultations with the National Planning Commission, underscoring the residents' strong desire for improved rural electrification. Despite acknowledged efforts by the central government, there's a collective call for more proactive measures. Additionally, while a significant portion of the population has access to clean drinking water and […]

todayMarch 5, 2024 2


Mathematics unlocks great potential – teachers

    In collaboration with the African Leadership Institute (ALI) and the Ministry of Education Arts and Culture, Bank Windhoek recently hosted forty teachers for a three-day Mathematics workshop at Rock Lodge, in the Okahandja district. With facilitators from the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, the teachers represented Khomas, Omaheke, Hardap and the Otjozondjupa Regions. The workshop focused on helping the grade eight and nine teachers with essential mathematics […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024 5