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National Council waiting for the consideration of the Constituency Development Fund bill

by editor / Aug 04, 2016 / 0 comments

The National Council is still waiting from the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development to consider the proposed Bill aimed at introducing a Constituency Development Fund.

A 62-year-old man in the Oshana Region in need of a wheelchair

by editor / Aug 04, 2016 / 0 comments

A 62-year-old man living at Ondangwa in the Oshana Region is in need of a wheelchair. For more than 30 years now, Gabriel Joseph has been moving on all fours following a car accident which left him paralyzed in 1974.

The Environment Ministry monitors the drought situation across Namibia

by editor / Aug 04, 2016 / 0 comments

The Environment and Tourism Ministry is monitoring the drought situation across Namibia and its impact on wildlife. The ministry says it is working hard to prevent unnecessary deaths of wild animals as a result of the drought.

Cabinet approves the proposed amendments to the Property Valuers Profession Act

by editor / Aug 04, 2016 / 0 comments

Cabinet has approved the proposed amendments to the Property Valuers Profession Act Number Seven of 2012. Information and Communication Technology Minister Tjekero Tweya says Cabinet has further authorised the Land Reform Minister to table amendments in the National Assembly.

New NUST Council members announced

by editor / Aug 04, 2016 / 0 comments
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The Higher Education, Training and Innovation Minister has announced the appointment of new members of the Namibia University of Science and Technology, NUST, Council. Dr Itah Murangi-Kandjii says the council is the first to serve since the transformation of the Polytechnic of Namibia into NUST.

Keetmanshoop municipality accused of evicting orphans from a subsidised Autoline house

by editor / Aug 04, 2016 / 0 comments
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A Keetmanshoop resident has accused the municipality of evicting two orphans from one of its subsidised Autoline houses in the Krönlein residential area. Nampa reports that the town council allocated the house to a pensioner, Sophie Hartzenberg, who had been living in the house with the previous occupants.

National Judicial Conference declares the need for reforms in judicial system

by editor / Aug 04, 2016 / 0 comments
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The National Judicial Conference has declared the need for reforms in the judicial system, particularly in criminal justice, to address existing challenges. These include the delay and postponement of cases, which at times erode the rights of suspects who are acquitted at the end of trials.

Hosea Kutako and Ondangwa Airports receive new operating licences

by editor / Aug 04, 2016 / 0 comments
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The Hosea Kutako International Airport and Ondangwa Airport have each received a new operating licence to provide services and ensure safety of aircraft and passengers. Namibia Airports Company Chief Executive Officer, Tamer El-Kallawi says the new annual aerodrome operating licences are valid until the end of July, next year.

South Africans start voting in key regional elections

by editor / Aug 03, 2016 / 0 comments
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South Africans went to the polls on Wednesday in local elections which are widely seen as a test for President Jacob Zuma and the ruling African National Congress.

The Judiciary system in need of reforms

by editor / Aug 03, 2016 / 0 comments

The Judiciary system is in need of reform particularly, in the criminal justice system.

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