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2016-07-23 No Place for Herunga in Olympic Team
[Namibian] THE country's foremost 400m sprinter Tjipekapora Herunga will not be competing at the Rio Olympic Games, NNOC president Abner Xoagub confirmed on Saturday.

2016-07-23 Power Outage Plunges Parts of Namibia Into Darkness
[Namibian] The power outage on Friday affected the central, central-northern and western areas of Namibia.

2016-07-23 Namibian President to Grace Agro Show
[Times of Zambia] NAMIBIAN President Hage Geingob is expected to grace this year's agricultural and commercial show, the Agricultural and Commercial Society of Zambia (ACSZ) has said.

2016-07-23 Under-19 Beach Volleyball Teams Head for Cyprus
[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibian Under-19 beach volleyball teams for boys and girls leave for Cyprus this weekend to participate in the Under-19 World Championships.

2016-07-22 More Mental Health Cases Need Support
[Namibia Economist] The International Women's Association of Namibia (IWAN), in support of the Ministry of Health and Social Services and the Correctional Services, recently provided donations to help meet the needs of patients with mental health challenges. At the Mental Health Unit at the Central Hospital in Windhoek, IWAN supplied eight concrete benches and three concrete tables and benches for the visitors' area, built and installed by Otto's Garden Products in Windhoek. The benches provide much-needed seating space for p

2016-07-22 Iron Ore Mine to Produce Up to 2035
[Namibia Economist] Namibia's first iron mine, Lodestone's Dordabis iron mine which began producing magnetite and hematite products for niche consumers in mid-2015, has an estimated life up to 2035, according to the Chamber of Mines Annual Review. Production commenced at the Dordabis iron ore mine in July 2015 producing 4000 tonnes of iron during the year in review. The company signed its first off-take agreement with Ohorongo Cement and the Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) was finalised at the end of 2015.

2016-07-22 Copper Again Backs Tsumeb Future
[Namibia Economist] Tsumeb was abuzz with a major event for schools this week as large numbers of learners flocked to the COSDEC educational career fair. The fair was made possible with the substantial backing of Weatherly International, the owners of the recently opened Tschudi mine. Roughly 500 learners from all the major Tsumeb schools attended the career fair. Tschudi Mine's General Manager, Peter Christians, said"It is important for us to support the community of Tsumeb especially when it comes to events that contribute

2016-07-22 Environmental Lobby Group Takes Credibility of Phosphate Eia Under Scrutiny
[Namibia Economist] An environmental lobby group styling itself as Swakopmund Matters have reacted explosively following an earlier statement by phosphate mining hopeful, Namibia Marine Phosphate, defending the validity of the process to obtain an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for seabed mining. In the meantime, the representative umbrella organisation for the fishing industry, the so-called Confederation of Namibian Fishing Associations, has sided with Swakopmund Matters in its criticism of the submitted EIA and supp

2016-07-22 Multichoice Promoting and Enhancing ICT Education
[Namibia Economist] Upgrades of the MultiChoice Resource Centres (MRCs) was officially launched in the Hardap region by Hon. Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, Minister of Education, Arts and Culture at Mariental Secondary School on 18 July to promote and enhance Information and Communications Technology (ICT) education in Namibia through the MultiChoice Resource Centre programme. The programme was established to increase and enhance access to quality educational resources, mainly in rural areas across Africa. Through the MRCs, the exten

2016-07-22 Biosafety Capacity Building Discussed
[Namibia Economist] The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) recently hosted the NEPAD Agency African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE). ABNE is a biosafety resource network for African regulators and policy, with the delegation visited Namibia last week. The delegation met with the Executive Management Team of the NCRST, and made courtesy calls to the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, Dr Alfred van Kent; the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry

2016-07-22 Showmax Sees Potential for Growth
[Namibia Economist] The World Economic Forum (WEF) believes that broadband has the potential to be an enabler for reducing poverty, improving education, promoting gender equality, improving health services, ensuring environmental sustainability and providing a platform for global partnerships for development. By some estimates, a 10% increase in broadband penetration in low- and middle-income countries can result in a 1.38% increase in economic growth, according to the forum. It is therefore no surprise that streaming service

2016-07-22 Enjoy Christmas in July At Omba
[Namibia Economist] Omba Gallery will be hosting the fifth 'Christmas in July' exhibition- with the theme, The Reunion of the Big Five on 22 July 2016 at 18:30 and will run until 31 August 2016 at Omba Gallery, Namibia Craft Centre number 40 Tal Street. The 'Reunion of the Big Five' is a play on two subjects close to the heart of the designers and artists hosting the exhibition. Mildred von L├╝ttwitz the exhibition curator said that they have created an original line of interior decorations as well as handmade toys and Ch

2016-07-22 Otavi Residents Build Own Houses
[Namibia Economist] Representatives of Ohorongo Cement, the FNB Foundation and the Pupkewitz Foundation worked side by side with the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia and community members, when the construction of houses for low income families started in Otavi earlier this week. Since the launch of this Public Private Partnership earlier this year, progress at the Otavi site was encouraging as trenches were dug, bricks were made and foundations cast. The first foundations were poured last week. The three private companie

2016-07-22 Drones for Development in Namibia
[Namibia Economist] The Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII) from Namibia's University of Science & Technology (NUST) earlier this week held their 16th innovation circle which was held under the theme "Drones for Development In Namibia" and was presented by Michael Nauta, a drone specialist and engineering student at NUST. The seminar created a platform formed around a peer group of key players in the national innovation system. It focused on developing drones to facilitate quality of life in Namibia, and detailed

2016-07-22 Chief Water Engineer to Visit Germany
[Namibia Economist] Chief Engineer in the Department of Infrastructure, Water and Technical Services of the City of Windhoek, Johan de Vos, has been invited to participate in a group visit to Germany themed "Green-Tech (made) in Germany" from 4 till 10 September, as part of the Visitors Programme of the German Federal Government. Together with journalists, representatives of ministries, municipal and regional authorities as well as think tanks from around the world, Mr. de Vos will have the opportunity to familiarise himself

2016-07-22 Ruacana's Growth Dictates Own Banking Service
[Namibia Economist] At the beginning of this month, the small town of Ruacana on the banks of the Kunene river, came one step closer to the mainsteam economy when Standard Bank opened a service centre in Ruacana, managed from its branch in Outapi. Standard Bank's Ruacana Service Centre is located in Oshifo. The bank said this week it forms part of its continuous drive to take banking services closer to the people. "The Standard Bank Ruacana Service Centre which falls under the jurisdiction of Outapi Branch has been serving th

2016-07-22 Benson to Run in London
[Namibian] NAMIBIA's Paralympic track queen Johanna Benson will compete in the IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final of the M├╝ller Anniversary Games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, England on Saturday.

2016-07-22 Ombetja Yehinga Brings Life Skills to Koes Youth
[Namibia Economist] A Koes youth group from the Karas region will receive training from Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) to help educate them and to enable them to take their new skills to a wider audience. OYO will organize five one-week workshops with the Koes youth group, where they will be trained in drama, dance and songs. According to Dr Philippe Talavera, Director and Founder of OYO, the group will also receive training on HIV/AIDS, STIs and sexual and reproductive health.

2016-07-22 New Mass Housing Will Collapse
[Namibian] I AM OF the opinion that the resuscitated "mass housing" programme will be another mess in the housing fraternity, merely because of its targets.

2016-07-22 Geingob Instructs Ueitele to Apologise
[New Era] Windhoek -President Hage Geingob yesterday instructed Omaheke Governor Festus Ueitele to issue a public apology to the Ovaherero in the Omaheke Region where Ueitele triggered a tribal storm.

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