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At atleast 32 617 families from marginalised communities benefit from the government’s special feeding programme. The programme is meant to provide food supplements to the San, Ovatue and Ovatjimba communities due to their dire socio-economic and impoverishment levels. Gender equality, poverty eradication and social welfare minister Doreen Sioka on Monday motivated her N$7,9 billion budget, […]

… MP resigns from party, National Assembly Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) politician Vipua Muharukua has walked away from the party and parliarment citing “trivial” internal party problems. He yesterday said he was also looking for greener pastures. “PDM internal stuff is really trivial as far as I’m concerned. My reason was provided to the PDM […]

… The two met Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah to push their idea SWAPO backbencher Jerry Ekandjo and former works ministry permanent secretary Peter Mwatile last week met Swapo vice president Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah to push the party to hold an extraordinary congress. This is despite the party, through its lawyer Sisa Namandje, clarifying that Swapo’s constitution does not […]

An ex-policeman accused of fatally stabbing his former domestic partner at Keetmans­hoop in June 2021 plans to admit guilt on the charges he is facing in the Windhoek High Court. Judge Dinnah Usiku was informed that former police officer Morgan Plaatjie (46) intends to plead guilty when Plaatjie appeared before her in the High Court […]

Ministry of Information and Communication Technology spokesperson Shoki Kandjimi says the ministry will prioritise areas with a low radio coverage such as the Kunene region in the universal access service initiative. This comes after minister Emma Theofelus announced plans to implement the initiative by deploying 15 radio access network sites on Monday. “The ministry decided […]

The Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation says a total number of 12 129 job seekers were registered on the Namibia Integrated Employment Information System (NIEIS) in the 2023/24 financial year. However, out of this number, only 1 350 job seekers were placed in various industries. This is according to labour minister Utoni […]

Iindia will continue helping Namibia through capacity building and skills transfer, especially in the diamond-processing sector. This was said by Indian high commissioner to Namibia Mandarapu Subbarayudu at the long-service awards ceremony to honour workers at Indian company KGK Namibia diamond-processing factory in Prosperita last week. Subbarayudu said many Indian companies, including the KGK Group […]

About 4 400 students were capped at the University of Namibia (Unam) graduation ceremony on Wednesday. Speaking at the graduation ceremony, higher education, technology and innovation minister Itah Kandjii-Murangi lauded the granduants for their commitment. Among the graduands were 12 master’s degree candidates from the Faculty of Education and Human Sciences. “Postgraduate qualifications are essential […]

More than 80 representatives from Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states, the environment and agriculture sectors, development partners and the private sector met in Cape Town, South Africa, this week to review and validate the draft SADC Regional Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (SADC BSAP). According to the workshop report, the SADC BSAP offers […]

The country will position itself as a frontrunner in Africa’s green energy transition by hosting the inaugural Global African Hydrogen Summit. The summit, which is expected to attract key decision-makers and showcase investment opportunities, will take place in Windhoek from 3 to 5 September. Six heads of state and 20 African ministers are expected to […]


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