UPDATE – Election Court Challenge

WINDHOEK  – The opposition party’s urgent application to postpone the 2014 Presidential and National Assembly elections could be dismissed because some of the respondents were not served with court summonses. The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), African Labour and Human Rights Centre and its Director August Maletzky, and the President of the Workers Revolutionary Party Hewat

Business & Finance


Looking after your loved ones when you’re gone

WINDHOEK – Steve Shallenberger, author of the book ‘Becoming your best: 12 principles of highly successful leaders’, famously said: “Action today can prevent a crisis tomorrow.” While we tend to postpone the idea of planning our estate and drawing up a will, dying without a proper estate plan in place may cause havoc for the


Forstering entrepreneurship – Fuelling your internal fire

THE core of entrepreneurship lies in the heart, and I hope that after you have read this column, you will be able to allow those around you, or at least give them a chance, to see your heart. When I say “fuelling your internal fire of entrepreneurship” I want to remind each of my loyal


Your money and your toddlers

“The first year of your baby’s life has certain cost implications, but between the ages of one and three, your toddler comes with its own unique set of costs. They are more social, attending birthday parties and might be going to a playschool or a childcare centre. The best thing you can do is to



10 students awarded with old mutual and Nedbank bursaries

  WINDHOEK- Old mutual and Ned-Namibia Education Trust handed over bursary award certificates on Monday to 10 students worth over N$ 50 000 of which three among the 10 are undergraduates at the University and Polytechnic of Namibia, one post graduate and the rest are grade 12. “Since its inception in 2009 a total number



Drought food used as campaign – DTA leader

  WINDHOEK – The DTA has accused Swapo of ‘cheap politicking’ and intimidation of citizens by allegedly announcing through public announcement (PA) systems in Omaheke that if they do not attend Swapo rallies they will not get drought relief or government support. DTA president, McHenry Venaani, made the allegations at a press conference yesterday and



Ohangwena gets mobile community library unit

EENHNA – As part of its support to improve the pass rate in the Ohangwena region, the Millennium Challenge Account- Namibia (MCA-N) has donated a mobile library unit to the Ohangwena region’s Education Directorate. The unit, which was launched last week here started operating as a mobile library in the region last month and will

Court & Crime

Murder, rape cases in pre-trial proceedings

WINDHOEK – Various murder and rape cases came before Judge Christi Liebenberg in the Windhoek High Court for pre-trial proceedings. A pre-trial proceeding involves deciding who will preside over the trial and who will be the prosecutor. It is also where disputes and agreements are sorted out such as what evidence will be admitted and