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Minister of justice Yvonne Dausab this week told the parliarment that her ministry would review or amend the Whistleblower Protection Act once the Witness Protection Unit has been operationalised. Once the Witness Protection Unit is fully operating, the whistleblower Protection Act is due to be reviewed and possibly amended, to combine the act with witness […]

Zambezi region acting health director Yolanda Lisho says the region records between one and four referral deaths on a monthly basis. Patients in need of emergency specialised care are being referred to either Windhoek or Rundu, as Katima Mulilo District Hospital lacks the medical expertise some patients require. Lisho revealed this last Thursday. She said […]

The retail giant Shoprite Namibia must pay a fine of N$50 000 and give N$100 000 to a bursary fund for its employees because it failed to adhere to a court order issued during a strike of some of its staff in early 2021. In an order given by judge Esi Schimming-Chase in the Windhoek […]

Communal farmers whose free-roaming livestock are involved in accidents with vehicles on the country’s public roads could be liable for damages sustained on the vehicle. Ezekiel Kaukuetu, a farmer at Jakaalsdraai village located some 110km south-east of Gobabis in the Omaheke region, in a judgement on 8 March, was ordered to pay over N$45 000 […]

Malaria cases have doubled, compared to the same period last year. Minister of health and social services Kalumbi Shalunga says there have been 630 admissions and 15 deaths in 2024, compared to 287 admissions and six deaths in 2023. Shangula said this on Monday at the commemoration of World Health Day in the Kavango East […]

PRESIDENT Nangolo Mbumba has conferred a hero’s funeral on liberation struggle veteran Ida Jimmy !Ha-Eiros. She died on 3 April at the age of 78. Jimmy !Ha-Eiros led the Swapo Women’s Council and was one of many Swapo liberation fighters arrested in 1980 under the Terrorism Act. Presidential spokesperson Alfredo Hengari confirmed the status of […]

Namibians have once again been recognised by continental brand Scream Magazine for their 11th annual Scream Awards, an event highlighting and celebrating media personalities and creators across Africa. This year’s local contenders include model Leena Shipwata for Screen personality of the year, DJ Kiki for DJ of the year, Miss Namibia 2023 Jameela Uiras for […]

Some University of Namibia (Unam) education students are fuming after the university allegedly changed their academic statusesmultiple times since last year. They told The Namibian at the end of the 2023 academic year, their academic, statuses reflected that they passed but this year they were surprised to find out that this had changed to indicate […]

International relations minister Peya Mushelenga on Wednesday afternoon summoned envoys from the European Union, Germany, France, Spain and Portugal after learning of their meeting with the opposition party Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) on Tuesday to discuss various matters, including the upcoming elections. Mushelenga said while the government doesn’t object to diplomatic missions engaging with […]

… Namcor investigated Olivia Dunaiski for approving N$28m to Erongo Petroleum CC – her new employer Former National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor) commercial manager Olivia Dunaiski has been hired by Erongo Petroleum CC, a company she is accused of irregularly approving transactions worth around N$28 million while she worked at the national oil company. […]


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