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N$3,5 billion fraud suspects receive bail

by editor / Jan 23, 2017 / 0 comments

Two Chinese nationals and a Namibian accused of defrauding the Finance Ministry of about N$3,5 billion, through a customs clearing agency, were granted bail on Monday. The trio were given bail of N$1,5 million each with an array of conditions.

Speed limits reduced in Windhoek

by editor / Jan 23, 2017 / 0 comments
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The Windhoek City Traffic Department has reduced the speed limits in certain zones from 60 kilometres per hour to 40 kilometres per hour. This is because of a consistent increase in accidents - especially with motorists hitting pedestrians.

Excitement looms ahead of The Namibian Cup

by editor / Jan 23, 2017 / 0 comments

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Twenty cases of sexual harassment by teachers reported in 2016

by editor / Jan 23, 2017 / 0 comments

During the course of 2016 alone, 20 cases of sexual harassment by teachers, have been reported. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Sanet Steenkamp, says most cases were reported in the Kavango East region, followed by Ohangwena, Hardap and Khomas regions.

Omitara settlement residents bemoan unequal drought relief distribution

by editor / Jan 23, 2017 / 0 comments

Some drought relief food beneficiaries at the Omitara resettlement farm in the Okurukambe Constituency, have decided not to accept their allocated bags of maize until all eligible households are registered.

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV a concern for the health sector

by editor / Jan 23, 2017 / 0 comments

The transmission of HIV from a HIV positive mother to her child during pregnancy remains a concern for the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

Health Ministry employees stage clean up of head office and two public hospitals

by editor / Jan 23, 2017 / 0 comments

Employees at the Ministry of Health and Social Services staged a clean-up of the two public hospitals in Windhoek, as well as their Head Office.

Traditional healers are making the work of medical practitioners difficult - Health Minister

by editor / Jan 23, 2017 / 0 comments

The Minister of Health and Social Services says people who claim to be traditional and spiritual healers are making the work of medical practitioners difficult.

Erongo Regional Council plans to enhance efficiency for needy schools

by editor / Jan 23, 2017 / 0 comments

The Erongo Regional Council plans to implement a robust procurement system to enhance efficiency for needy schools in the region.

Complete reliance on government is advantageous to some schools only

by editor / Jan 23, 2017 / 0 comments

Government's abolishment of its secondary school development fund, means schools are now fully reliant on government subsidies. This situation however appears to be of advantage to only some schools.

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