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Pohamba’s road safety appeal this festive season

WINDHOEK - STAFF REPORTER
President Hifikepunye Pohamba has appealed to all road users to be alert during this festive season and adhere to the laws of the road, so as to prevent any unnecessary loss of lives.
ERWIN LEUSCHNER

In a statement issued yesterday, the president said the festive season means an increased flow of traffic on the roads, as citizens and visitors to the country travel to their holiday destinations. Read more about Pohamba’s road safety appeal this festive season

A politically eventful year

WINDHOEK - ELVIS MURARANGANDA
We take a look at the politics of 2012 - a year that had clearly left its mark on the country’s political arena.
NAMPA

This year has been an eventful one on the political front, but unlike in many African countries, Namibians have continued to enjoy relative peace and social calm. Read more about A politically eventful year

MAN KILLS WOMAN, RAPES CORPSE

OSHAKATI - MERJA IILEKA
The Omusati police are on the hunt for a man who brutally murdered a 40-year-old woman and raped her corpse afterwards.

It is alleged that the victim, Hilya Loide Iyambo, was walking home from the cucashop where she worked as a bar lady on Monday around 23:00 when a man sneaked up from behind her. Read more about MAN KILLS WOMAN, RAPES CORPSE

MOOTED POLITICIAN SALARY HIKE CRITICISED

WINDHOEK - ELLANIE SMIT
The proposed salary increase for politicians and other public office bearers, which will cost the taxpayers N$45 million more a year, has caused outrage in several quarters, with one critic calling it ‘sickening’.

Among those angered by the proposal are opposition parties and the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL). Read more about MOOTED POLITICIAN SALARY HIKE CRITICISED

Iyambo calls for holistic approach

WINDHOEK - STAFF REPORTER
Even though there is a slight improvement in the Grade 10 and 12 results, the minister invited the nation to join hands in an effort to better the country’s education system.
SELMA IKELA

The Minister of Education, Dr Abraham Iyambo, has implored stakeholders to ensure that the country’s education system is improved in the new year. Iyambo, who was announcing the [rather poor] 2012 Grade 10 and 12 Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Higher Level examination results yesterday, invited the nation to join him on an education drive focusing on reforming and improving the education system. Read more about Iyambo calls for holistic approach

Ohorongo Cement thrives in infant industry

WINDHOEK - DENVER ISAACS
Ohorongo Cement has been in business for the better part of three years now, proving in this short space of time its determination to localise the country’s cement supply.
FILE

Since starting operations in 2009, Namibia’s fi rst and only cement manufacturer, Ohorongo Cement has certainly made good strides in its mission to become the supplier of choice for construction material.

Situated at farm Sargberg near Otavi in the Otjozondjupa Region, the company has been credited with operating the most modern cement plant in Africa and was awarded the title of ‘Best Foreign Investment’ by the Namibian Government last year. Read more about Ohorongo Cement thrives in infant industry

CLIMATE CHANGE KILLING AFRICANS - KAMWI

WINDHOEK - ELLANIE SMIT
Ministries of health internationally need to take a more active role, so that issues - including one million deaths in Africa yearly from climate-driven diseases - can be addressed.

This is the view of Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Richard Kamwi, who on Monday opened the Inter-Country Workshop to prepare National Action Plans for Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change. at at the workshop were ministries of health and environment from countries including Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Read more about CLIMATE CHANGE KILLING AFRICANS - KAMWI

Berg Aukas was hastily implemented - NYC’s Kapere

WINDHOEK - ELVIS MURARANGANDA
The NYC is happy with efforts by the line ministry to sort out the problems at the training institution, but also raised issue with the events leading up to student anger over the non-issuing of their certificates.
DENVER ISAACS

Executive chairman of the National Youth Council (NYC), Mandela Kapere, said the ongoing certificate saga at Berg Aukas Centre is a result of a hasty implementation of the programme. Kapere made the remarks while commenting on the latest developments at the embattled centre situated outside Grootfontein

The problems at the centre started when a group of trainees who had completed their one year course at the centre were denied their certificates due to administrative and planning mishaps. Read more about Berg Aukas was hastily implemented - NYC’s Kapere

DOOMSDAY PREDICTION RUFFLES NO LOCAL FEATHERS

OSHAKATI - PLACIDO HILUKILWA
The end is nigh! That is, if we take seriously, the Doomsday prediction claiming that Friday is the end of the world.

The prediction is based on the Mayan Long Count calendar that ends on December 21. Read more about DOOMSDAY PREDICTION RUFFLES NO LOCAL FEATHERS

SADC-wide hunt for Shaduka

WINDHOEK - SELMA IKELA
The net has been cast wider against the fugitive Namibian businessman, after Namibian authorities engaged with neighbouring countries to assist in arresting him.
NAMPA

The manhunt for wife killer Lazarus Shaduka has now been extended Southern African-wide.

Interpol has also been engaged as part of the search to find Shaduka. Read more about SADC-wide hunt for Shaduka

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