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People with disability at higher risk from COVID-19

by editor1 / May 28, 2020 / 0 comments

-People with disability and those with serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Tax increase on alcohol effective from 27 February

by editor1 / May 28, 2020 / 0 comments
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NAMPA

-Finance Minister Iipumbu Shiimi has announced tax increases on alcohol and tobacco during the tabling of the N$72,8 billion national budget, effective from 27 February this year.

City, NamPower sign MoU to electrify informal settlements

by editor1 / May 28, 2020 / 0 comments

-NamPower and City of Windhoek have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and transfer agreement on the electrification of the city's peri-urban areas.

Crown Security company accused of reducing salaries with 20%

by editor1 / May 27, 2020 / 0 comments

-Crown Security company in Windhoek is accused of reducing the salary of their security guards by 20%.

Minister Shiimi announces increases to tax on alcohol, tobacco

by editor1 / May 27, 2020 / 0 comments

-In line with the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) agreement, the Finance Minister also announced increases to tax on alcohol and tobacco, effective from 27 February 2020.

Chinese Embassy instructs businesses operating in Namibia not to retrench workers

by editor1 / May 27, 2020 / 0 comments
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Chinese Embassy-Namibia

-Chinese businesses operating in Namibia are under instructions not to retrench their local workers due to the impact of COVID-19.

Opposition MPs welcome national budget with mixed feelings

by editor1 / May 27, 2020 / 0 comments
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Parliament

-There were mixed reactions from some opposition parties in the National Assembly, to the Finance Minister's budget.

Service chiefs visit hotspots of illegal activities in //Kharas

by editor1 / May 27, 2020 / 0 comments

-Police paid a visit to hotspots of in the //Kharas Region, in an effort to increase police visibility and assess the level of implementation of state of emergency regulations.

More than 500 cases opened against police officers between April 2019 and March 2020

by editor1 / May 27, 2020 / 0 comments

-More than 500 cases have been opened against police officers by civilians between April 2019 and March 2020.

Young entrepreneur develops software allowing for navigating of phones in local languages

by editor1 / May 27, 2020 / 0 comments

-A young entrepreneur has come up with a cellphone innovation that gives people an option to navigate their phones in one of five Namibian local languages and English, to make life easier for those who are not fluent in the official language.

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