Swanu will discard Namibia’s capitalist system

With just a few days before Namibians go to the polls to cast their vote in the presidential and National Assembly elections on Friday, New Era journalist Alvine Kapitako sat with Swanu president Usutuaije Maamberua who explained why his party should be voted into power. Swanu is one of the oldest political parties in Namibia,

Business & Finance


SME Bank membership ratified by BAN

WINDHOEK – At a recent Bankers; Association of Namibia (BAN) meeting Ian Leyenaar, chairman of BAN, officially welcomed the SME Bank as a member of BAN. “It is with great pleasure that we welcome the SME Bank to the Bankers’ Association of Namibia. More banks in Namibia are welcome as they are proof of a


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

Police officer caught shoplifting

WALVIS BAY – A female police officer in the Erongo Region will soon face an internal disciplinary hearing after she was caught shoplifting on Tuesday afternoon. The officer, who is based in Arandis, apparently tried to steal goods worth N$527 from Pep store at the town but was caught red-handed while trying to sneak out