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From raw crop to baked cookie

Rachel Kalipi, who has been dubbed the ‘Investments and Mahangu Cookie Queen’ by The Zone, started her mahangu-cookie business in 2015, but dabbled in estate investment, and invested in publicly owned and traded companies through the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX) before that.
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APC, the hope of Tsumeb

The Namibian Art Performance Centres Association (NAPeCAs) is a non-profit organisation founded by Vic Hans Leu and Lis Hidber which endeavours to promote arts in the widest sense imaginable - particularly in disadvantaged communities - with the view to propelling them towards self-reliance and self-sufficiency. The centres in Tsumeb as well as those in other parts of the country are focused primarily on human development and job creation.
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Gordhan safe, swears NPA boss

South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is not being investigated for espionage for his part in establishing a surveillance unit in the revenue service during his time in charge, the state prosecutor said on Monday.
The head of the National Prosecuting Authority, Shaun Abrahams, asked South Africans to “stop deriving political mileage of this matter”, following media reports last week that the minister’s arrest was imminent.
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Shot of the day

HOMEMADE MINIONS: For us, the sweetest of them all. This, one of the pictures of a recent exhibition of pictures of the now famous Minions. This one, called “Koue tyd”, reminds us of winter with its blue hues… pity about the drizzle that does not fall here. PHOTO: GARWIN BEUKES Read more about Shot of the day

The art of being naked

When Juliana Hango picked up her camera several years ago as an amateur photographer, she could never have guessed that her work in the coming years would ruffle so many feathers, and push the conversation around the naked African body to new heights.
Juliana, who describes passion as being about social ills that still plague an independent Namibia, says that she “strongly believes in the fact that the way we treat and see ourselves, our vulnerable naked bodies, is the root of many of the social issues that we face on a day-to-day basis, both as individuals and as a collective.” Read more about The art of being naked


Drought: Worst not over

The agricultural industry is facing serious challenges, with the continuous drought hitting large parts of Namibia.
However, many of the impacts will only be felt in later years.
This is according to the Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU), which said that forced marketing has caused a notable decrease in livestock numbers in both Namibia and South Africa.
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Rhino horn smuggling verdict next month

The judgement which has been described as Namibia’s biggest rhino horn smuggling case to date, will finally be delivered next month.
Four Chinese nationals stand accused of trying to smuggle 14 rhino horns worth more than N$2 million out of Namibia.
The case has been postponed until 22 June for judgement.
Magistrate Alexis Diergaardt postponed the hearing last week, after hearing closing arguments in the Windhoek Regional Court in Katutura.
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Topnaars seek greater control over !Nara

The Topnaar community living on the banks of the Kuiseb River in the Namib Desert hope to gain greater control over the !Nara plant, with the enactment of the proposed Access to Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge Bill.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources is currently undertaking countrywide consultations with traditional communities on the Bill.
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Ex-magistrate wants to fight rape charge from home

The State and the defence have closed their arguments in a High Court appeal by a former magistrate to be granted bail for alleged rape, after the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court in Katutura had initially refused to free him.
Judge Alfred Siboleka, who presided over the matter at the Windhoek Central Prison, reserved judgement until 8 July.
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Geingob lashes ‘disruptive forces’

President Hage Geingob has lashed out at “disruptive forces” in the country, who are “capitalising on the ignorance of people”, while trying to create social unrest.
Speaking at the launch of the Swapo Party School yesterday, Geingob said former liberation movements, which are now in power, are being targeted, with some questioning how Swapo can be in power for so long.
“When we were fighting, did they say we were fighting for too long?” Geingob asked.
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