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From left to right, Peace Corps Associate Director Linda Shiimbi,  Peace Corps Director: Programming and Training, Daniel Rooney, NTA Acting CEO Ester Anna Nghipondoka and Tomas Nekongo, the NTA company secretary.

NTA, Peace Corps ink MoU

By Staff Reporter WINDHOEK – The Namibia Training Authority (NTA) and Peace Corps Namibia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which will see the latter availing volunteers to offer entrepreneurial training. The MoU ties in compatibly with the NTA’s strategic plan, crafted recently by its board of directors, to develop entrepreneurship among vocational education

Business & Finance

Multi-national and chain retailers are reluctant to commit to buying local fresh produce, opting to import fresh produce, citing guarantee of supply. In the photos pallets of potatos and onions in one of the Rundu fresh produce hub warehouses.

Retailers yet to commit to buying local produce

By Albertina Nakale WINDHOEK – The absence of a coordinated marketing approach among local producers is the reason why the newly established fresh produce hubs are yet to effectively establish their presence in the retail market.  At the root of the marketing problem are farmers who tend to produce one specific type of produce and

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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

Ester

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

Education

Unam students barred from hostel over debt

By Albertina Nakale WINDHOEK- Some University of Namibia (Unam) students who live in the hostels say they are stranded and have to endure the freezing winter cold by squatting around the campus without proper accommodation. Most of the affected students who are Namibia Student Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) loanholders said the fund did not give

Regions

By Helvy ShaanikaONGWEDIVA - The king of Ongandjera Johannes Mupiya has urged the San community of Onamatanga village to work towards their upliftment and that of the society at large. On Saturday, Mupiya visited the community of Onamatanga, which mostly consists of San and a few Ovaherero speaking Namibians, for the first time ever since he was appointed as king in 2012. He succeeded King Jafet Munkundi. Onamatanga village, which is about 110km west of Okahao, mainly consists of impoverished communities that basically rely on subsistence farming While talking to community members King Mupiya raised his concern over the lack of discipline among the youth and urged them to uphold their traditional values and norms. He said the youth should refrain from alcohol abuse and stock theft that are prevalent in the area and concentrate on education and ensure Onamatanga also produces educated members of society, which is not the case at the moment. The king further urged the business community to consider taking business to Onamatanga in order to help with the upliftment of that impoverished community. Mupiya was visiting Onamatanga during the horseracing tournament organised by Onamatanga Combined School.

San implored to uplift themselves

By Helvy Shaanika  ONGWEDIVA – The king of Ongandjera Johannes Mupiya has urged the San community of Onamatanga village to work towards their upliftment and that of the society at large. On Saturday, Mupiya visited the community of Onamatanga, which mostly consists of San and a few Ovaherero speaking Namibians, for the first time ever

Youth

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Popya with Queen Namundjebo

  By  Sabina Elago Queen Mwahangelai Mwadinomho Namundjebo is a young woman with bigger dreams. Born in the village of Efolafo in the Oshana region, Nmudjebo was raised by her aunt who is also her namesake Mee Queen Namundjebo in Ongwediva. She has more than 30 siblings, “I am talking under correction as I believe

Court & Crime

Elikana in his  shop where he designs and sells his tailor-made clothes.

Young tailor makes stylish clothes

  By Eveline de Klerk WALVIS BAY – A young entrepreneur and tailor Eric Reinholdt Elikana is a trendsetter in Walvis Bay with his simple yet stylishly designed clothes for both male and female. Twenty-eight-year-old Elikana who designs  upmarket clothing, including for weddings and matric farewells, has become so popular that he  cannot keep up with

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