Local News

October will be packed with “pink activities” in support of women fighting breast cancer.
The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN), in cooperation with various project partners and local communities, will host several events to signify support.
On Saturday 1 October the 11th annual...

Minister of agriculture, water and forestry, John Mutorwa, recently expressed concern about pollution in the Swakoppoort Dam. The water is covered with algae, a clear sign of pollution. NamWater also warned earlier that blue and green algae are an increasing threat to the quality of the water in...

A group of struggle kids joined refugees from Angola who marched to the United Nations (UN) headquarters in Windhoek on Monday to hand in a petition.
They allege the UN promised them programmes, including resettlement, as well as physical and psychological rehabilitation, but these did not...

Ms Deolinda Ndahafa Kaakunga (33), a teacher at the School for the Hearing Impaired in Katutura, died on Friday 16 September. She was a passionate teacher and always had the best interests of the deaf children at heart. She did her work to the best of her ability and was known as somebody who...

Point Break recently donated N$10 000 to the Cancer Care Namibia Fund (CCNF) in aid of Bruce Salt’s effort to cross the English Channel for cancer care. Other corporates who would like to follow suit and people who want to find out more about the CCNF or make donations, should like and visit...

A taxi driver was recently held at gunpoint and robbed of N$600 in Katutura. According to the city police report, the driver picked up two passengers in Hakahana and transported them to Damara location.
When they reached the destination, the two passengers pulled out a firearm and told the...

Bruce Salt, current chairman of Hochland 154 Round Table in Windhoek, plans to swim across the English Channel on 27 and 28 September to raise money for the Cancer Care Namibia Fund (CCNF).
If he succeeds, Bruce will be the first Namibian male to cross the channel and probably also the...

Entertainment

Daughter of the soil Hazel Hinda found fame a few years ago when she played the role of Danny in the South African soapie 7de Laan. She also starred in Mzansi Magic’s film Abangani, and appeared in TV commercials and voice-overs.
In addition she performed in various theatre productions such as There’s just no...

Winners of the talent show hosted by FNCC will be featured on Friday 23 September at 18:30.
A magical voice singing soulful rhythms, a rap prodigy, a hilarious young stand-up comedian, and a group of dancers who will get the stage shaking and the crowd grooving, are all proof that Namibia does have incredible...

On Friday 23 September and Saturday 24 September at 20:00 comedian Mark Banks will perform his critically acclaimed showBanksrupt! at the Warehouse Theatre.
Namibian comedienne Weezil will offer an opening act to Banks.
Banks’ unique eye on all that is happening in Southern Africa and his travels around...

Dan Patlansky will entertain Namibians on his blues rock show on 27 September at 20:00 at the Warehouse Theatre. It will be his first performance in Namibia.
This once-in-a-lifetime event is not to be missed, because ever since his debut album,Standing At The Station, followed by his 2004True Blues, Dan...

In vandag se rolprentwêreld is alles òf in die toekoms òf hulle skep ’n heelal waar tegnologie ver gevorderd is. Ben-Hur neem ons terug na ’n tyd toe alles nog eenvoudig was.
Hierdie film is ’n nuwe weergawe van ’n 1959-film met dieselfde naam, sowel as ’n boek wat in 1880 vrygestel is. Die fliek blaas nuwe...

Education

Windhoek Pre-Primary School hosted its first debutante ball fundraising project during August this year.
Each household received a collection booklet and had to raise a minimum amount of money. The grand finale of the project was the ballroom dance where each class had the opportunity to...

For the five learners who entered this year’s language competition of the Goethe Institute, 17 September was a special experience when they put their previously acquired German skills to the test in an oral examination.
They had the opportunity to participate in activities like assembling...

The World Skills Expo took place at the Ramatex Centre in Windhoek last week. Different tertiary education and vocational institutions came together to inform Namibians on what they had to offer.
The theme for this year was: “Employer Engagement in Technical and Vocational Education and...

The City of Windhoek disaster risk management division brought schools from Windhoek together last week to teach and quiz them about their disaster management skills.
In the primary school category, Amazing Kids Private School from Cimbebasia came out on top, followed by Groot Aub Primary...

Fifteen projects were entered for Pionierspark Primary’s internal school science fair in June, of which 12 projects qualified for the regionals that took place in July.

Regional qualifiers and their merits of award are:
Brandon Stevenson and Basson Theron (gr. 5) received gold for...