National

Dina Afrikaner, the house mother at Hope Village (centre) with children living at the shelter.

Hope Village a home for the hopeless

WINDHOEK- Nine years since it was established, Hope Village that is situated in the dusty Lucia Street of Katutura’s Goreangab location continues to give hope to children with no homes. The centre is home to 84 children who although being from different backgrounds have similar pasts of abuse, neglect and the loss of parents. The

Business & Finance

At the function to release the EY Namibia Fraud Survey results were EY staff (L-R) Godfrey Ihuhua, Marcha Coetzee, Ujandja Zatjirua, Justice Malala, Laura Koch, Hans Hashagen and Brigitte Kisting.

Businesses view fraud as a risk

WINDHOEK – Released last week, EY’s survey titled ‘The Namibian Fraud & Corruption Landscape’ shows that 79 percent of Namibian businesses view fraud and corruption as a big risk to their operations. Executive management and risk management staff of 90 Namibian companies were surveyed for their views on fraud, bribery and corruption in Namibia and

Charles Namoloh, Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development, is also responsible for the Local Economic Development Agency (LEDA).

Local Economic Development Agency launches new website

WINDHOEK – The new website of the Local Economic Development Agency (LEDA) went live this week, a crucial step in the evolution of the agency, which was established in 2011 following the publication of the 2009 government White Paper on Local and Regional Economic Development. The white paper sets out what the LEDA does, its

Auditor General - Junias Kandjeke

N$38m unaccounted for at Oshikoto Regional Council

WINDHOEK – The Auditor General says a recent audit of finances at the Oshikoto Regional Council could not verify there whereabouts of N$39 million due to non-submission of missing documents. In his latest report on the accounts of the Oshikoto Regional Council for the 2012 financial year, Auditor General Junias Kandjeke says the regional council

Education

Dr Tjivikua grumbles over inadequate funding

WINDHOEK – The Rector of the Polytechnic of Namibia, Dr Tjama Tjivikua, criticized the Ministry of Education for returning money to the Treasury last year, while the institution lacks sufficient financial resources. “If the Ministry (of Education) is not providing appropriate funding to this institution, then the system is indeed failing this and future generations,”

Regions

The next home of the Development Bank of Namibia in Walvis Bay.

Development Bank opens coastal office

WALVIS BAY – There is a fair measure of excitement at the coast, especially in the business community, following news that the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) is about to open an office in Walvis Bay. Contractors are busy putting final touches on a building on Sam Nujoma Avenue in Walvis Bay, with the DBN

Youth

ORANGE-BABIES

British High Commission  donates to Hope Village

 WINDHOEK- The Hope Village in Katutura where 90 infected and affected children through HIV/AIDS as well as suffering severe abuse and neglect are living has received N$35,776 form the Bilateral Fund the British High Commission through the Orange Babies who administer their finances, and purchased furniture and other material for the kids shelter.   The

Court & Crime

Murder suspect Gregory Kangandjera with his court interpreter.

Groot Aub murder accused pleads not guilty

WINDHOEK – Groot Aub murder accused, Gregory Kangandjera, pleaded not guilty to all charges he is facing in the Windhoek High Court before Judge Nate Ndauendapo. He is arraigned on one charge of murder, one charge of assault and one count of defeating or obstructing the course of justice. After State Advocate Palmer Khumalo read

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