Namibia, Indonesia should exploit bilateral relations – Ambassador Sumartono

WINDHOEK – The main challenge facing the bilateral relations between Namibia and Indonesia is how to further leverage this relationship into a beneficial outcome. “The challenge for us has always been how to leverage the excellent political understanding between our leadership into beneficial outcomes. Both countries face similar development challenges of pursuing continued economic growth,

Business & Finance


Namport reserves tenders for locals

WALVIS BAY – The Namibia Ports Authority (Namport) has taken a bold step in an effort to bring Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to the country’s mainstream economic activity.  Namport yesterday announced that all its tenders and projects will from now on be awarded to wholly Namibian companies or joint ventures whereby Namibians have 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


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



Katutura Expo was fun

From left are Uapato Nguvauva, Keri Kangutjinazo, Uerimuna Tjozongoro and Rakoo Nguvauva at the Katutura Expo that ended last weekend.  The fourth Katutura Expo 2014 was lauded as a resounding success by the event organisers, attracting more than 10 000 visitors. The expo featured local and regional products with crafts, small and large livestock exhibitions



Poly holds research day

By Sabina Elago WINDHOEK- The Polytechnic of Namibia School of Management Sciences held a successful Research Day on Friday. Themed The role of research and innovation in transitioning economies, the event was impressive and informative. Areas of research on included the effectiveness of management systems in Namibia’s State Owned Enterprises: TransNamib as a case study.

Court & Crime

More Rainbow Village murder suspects detained

ONGWEDIVA – Three of the armed robbers alleged to have attacked and murdered a Chinese businessman at his home in Rainbow Village earlier this month in Rundu were arrested in Oshana Region on Tuesday evening. According to the Oshana Regional Commander, Commissioner Ndahangwapo Kashihakumwa the trio who fled from Rundu to seek refuge in Oshana