Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Tue, 2012-07-31 11:00
WINDHOEK FRED GOEIEMAN
State hospital staff coerced women who were allegedly HIV-positive into being sterilised without informed consent while giving birth and they were warned that they would not have Caesareans if they did not agree.
HIGH COURT RULES IN LANDMARK CASE
Three women were sterilised without informed consent, Judge Elton Hoff found in a landmark judgment in the Windhoek High Court yesterday, but there is no evidence the sterilisation was conducted because the plaintiffs were HIV-positive.
The judge ruled that the N$1 million they each claim for damages would be decided at a later stage.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Tue, 2012-07-31 10:52
ANDJAMBAMBALI PLACIDO HILUKILWA
A resident of the Andjambambali village in the Okankolo Constituency of Oshikoto Region Phillip Mpingana - who discovered what he suspects to be an unexploded ordnance in his field - is accusing the Namibian Police of taking too long to react to his request for police investigation.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Tue, 2012-07-31 10:45
WINDHOEK - CORRY IHUHUA
With the switch-over from analogue to digital TV and radio, the NBC will have to make about N$500 million in capital investments and possibly employ an extra 200 technicians.
NBC digital cross-over
The Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) is expected to employ more people, at least by the end of next year, as they gear up for compulsory Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) which should be fully implemented by 2015, its Director General, Albertus Aochamub, told Namibian Sun yesterday.
“We will need more people than the current staff, and obviously, we will be looking at the skills required and areas of specialisation - meaning, more employees must come on board.” Read more about TO EMPLOY EXTRA STAFF
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Tue, 2012-07-31 10:43
WINDHOEK SELMA IKELA
Two aspiring ‘entrepreneurs’ were yesterday busted when trying to sell stolen diesel, ending their illegal roadto- riches-scheme on the second day of business.
Brothers caught for selling
Two brothers were arrested yesterday morning at the Monte Christo Service Station in Lafrenz, Windhoek, after selling four containers of stolen diesel to a long distance bus driver. Read more about STOLEN DIESEL
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Tue, 2012-07-31 10:38
WINDHOEK ELLANIE SMIT
A family feud reached new heights when a man was kicked out of a church by police officers after disrupting the service.
According to Charlie Beukes he got the shock of his life when he was ‘arrested’ on July 22 at a church in Narraville, Walvis Bay, where his brother-in-law, Pastor Fritz, and his wife, Sussa Vries, are members.
However, the Erongo Regional Crime Investigating Co-ordinator, Inspector George Xoagub, stressed to Namibian Sun that Beukes was never arrested, but only asked to leave the church where he was causing trouble.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Tue, 2012-07-31 10:33
WINDHOEK FAITH SANKWASA
Two Karibib highway thieves who violently attacked two people resting at a lay-by before making o¬ with their vehicle were yesterday sentenced to an e¬ffective 13-year jail term by the Windhoek Regional Court.
On November 22, 2006, Patrick Londeni, 37, and Elifas Ankongo, 24, in the company of Paulus Haihambo, 35 and Titus Timotheus, 40, attacked Ulla von Holtz and her brother Ottmar von Holtz with fi rearms at a lay-by next to the B2 main road between Okahandja and Karibib.
Ulla was shot in the ankle after being hit with a pole on the head, hand and shoulder.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Tue, 2012-07-31 10:20
WINDHOEK HECTOR MAWONGA
Harry Simon and Paulus Ambunda, two boxers that have previously fought at the Olympic Games, believe Mujandjae Kasuto has the ability to progress further at the boxing tournament of the world’s biggest sports event.
Former Olympians back
Two former Olympians believe that Namibia’s fighter, Mujandjae Kasuto, is capable of going all the way at this year’s event currently taking place in London. Read more about KASUTO SUCCESS
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Tue, 2012-07-31 10:14
WINDHOEK HECTOR MAWONGA
Tsumeb-based Chief Santos that will be campaigning in the Northern Stream First Division (NSFD), yesterday sent a press release announcing that Mohammed “Slice” Ouseb has been appointed to coach the team in the upcoming season.
Ouseb expressed his happiness when contacted by Namibian Sun. “I’m very excited about becoming Santos’ coach. I wouldn’t say it was a position I was dreaming about but it is one of the opportunities I was looking forward to,” he said. “I have my CAF C license and this affords me the chance to add to the experience I picked up there, in addition to the knowledge I have as a former player,” he added. Read more about OUSEB RELISHES SANTOS CHALLENGE
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Tue, 2012-07-31 10:08
Namibia expects to see an increase in the percentage of Grade 10 learners achieving a pass mark of at least 30 points towards the end of the fourth National Development Plan (NDP4).
According to information contained in a pamphlet summarising the desired outcomes of the development plan which ends in 2017, an increase in the percentage of Grade 10 learners achieving 30 points or more and at least an F for English from 17,9% to 25%, is expected.
NDP4 was launched by President Hifikepunye Pohamba earlier this month.