Local News

Yolanda Nel

While a mother stays home drinking all day, her 12-year old son takes to the street to beg for food.

He does not want money and only asks for some bread. “That will be enough for me and my brother for a couple of days,” he says. He would also appreciate other clothes...

The minister of gender equality and child welfare held a briefing earlier this month to discuss the challenging situation regarding street children in the capital.

The ministry is mandated to care for all children under the age of 18. The after school centre was built for the purpose of...

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No suspects have been caught after N$220 000 was stolen from the Nampost branch at Epukiro last week.

“The money has also not been recovered,” said deputy commissioner Chris Kalimbula of the Gobabis police station. “We are still busy with the investigation, but no new...

Barry de Klerk – The Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs invite the public to a hearing today at the UN Plaza Hall.

The committee wants to discuss the possibility of a Genocide Remembrance Day, taking affected communities and authorities into account to determine and to...

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The City of Windhoek (CoW) urged residents to be vigilant for signs of elderly abuse in the capital, as terrible abuse is often inflicted on them.

During an elderly abuse awareness campaign last Friday at the CoW, mayor Muesee Kazapua said that elders face numerous...

The mayor of Okahandja, Johannes Hindjou, called on the ministry of urban and rural development to fast-track the lifting of the moratorium on selling and leasing land in the town, since town council is losing out on revenue.

He said town councils depend on the sale and lease of land for...

Barry de Klerk – The Windhoek City Police recently urged residents to be vigilant when they carry large amount of money on them.

According to City Police public relations officer, Edmund Khoaseb, theft and robberies involving large sums of money are on the rise. He warned that the public...

Entertainment

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Whisky-liefhebbers moet 14 en 15 Julie op hul kalenders afmerk vir die FNB Whiskyfees wat by die Windhoek Country Club plaasvind.

“Die fees is nie net geskik vir whisky-kenners nie en almal word uitgenooi om van die mees gesofistikeerde whiskies te kom fynproe,” het Dixon Norval,...

Described by The New York Times as “liquid…dreamlike”, Russian pianist Katya Grineva presents two concerts in Windhoek this coming week.

Katya studied piano since the age of six and has performed publicly since she attended the Moscow High School of Music. Living most of her adult life in New York City,...

Featuring a variety of works by young Namibian contemporary artists, the John Muafangejo Art Centre (JMAC) currently hosts the exhibition Whose role is it to educate the public about art? at the Katutura Community Art Centre Gallery.

The exhibition presents works by artists Julia Hango, Nambowa Malua, Ismael...

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All senior, amateur and pastry chefs are invited to take part in the chef's competition hosted by the Namibian Chef Association (NCA) in July.

Senior chefs who want to enter the competition should have more than five years’ experience in a commercial kitchen. They will prepare a three-...

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Sitting at a restaurant drinking cappuccinos, Nick Diener and Christie Keulder talk about pushing the limit in the kitchen and creating masterpiece after masterpiece that takes you back to yesteryear.

“People should be more entertained while eating,” says Christie and they prove it with...

Education

Last weekend members of Land Rover Owners Namibia (LRON) gathered at Dagbreek School for a second time this year to hand over gift packs and N$12 000 in cash, and to takes the children with special needs for an off-road fun drive.

The gift packs for the 14 girls and 14 boys living in the...

The second round of the Bank Windhoek Schools Netball Super League was played in Windhoek last weekend. Competition was strong with highly skilled players in the U-15, U-17 and U-19 taking to the courts at Windhoek High school.

The results were as follows:

U-15:

Elnatan vs...

From 5 to 9 June 25 DHPS learners attended this year's orchestra workshop of the German schools in Southern Africa in Pretoria.

They comprehensively rehearsed for the workshop with their teachers Bärbel Drobisch and Carsten Gramann and during a week of joint practices with orchestra...

DTS hosted a successful youth tournament last weekend with 50 teams from ten clubs and schools as far as Otjiwarongo and Swakopmund taking part in five categories.

Host club DTS clinched the U-11 title in a nail-biting final that ended 1-1 and had to be decided on penalties. Swakopmund FC...

Last week was full of Classic Clashes action when Gobabis Gymnasium and Wennie du Plessis met on the netball field, with Gobabis Gymnasium winning by a single point: 26:25.

Two soccer games were played between Rocky Crest High School and Concordia College (score 1:2) and Suiderlig High...