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Jan Möhr wins ‘Nam Jam’ band battle

Old Mutual Namibia’s historic NamJam School Bands Competition came to a successful completion on Thursday night, with Jan Möhr Secondary School emerging as overall winners.
The competition kicked off in May, and called on Windhoek-based high schools to enter a contemporary band, to prepare and perform an original, eco-friendly song, and have this voted on by visitors to Old Mutual Namibia’s website and Facebook page.
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Napwu donates to Otjinene school

The Namibia Public Workers’ Union (Napwu) has donated science teaching aids and equipment to the Christoph Ngatjizeko Primary School in Otjinene.
The donation, worth N$10 000, was made to the school to enhance the teaching of science-related subjects at the school.
The material amongst others includes diagrams of the periodic table and the human skeleton; as well as various test tubes and other laboratory equipment.
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Education Act review consultations commence

Consultations on the review of the Education Act 16 of 2001 are in full swing and are being rolled out to the regions.
The consultations which were launched in the capital at the end of July, are expected to be attended by parents, learners, unionists, and business people, and are aimed at deliberating on issues affecting the education sector and in particular, the Namibian child.
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Dundee sponsors Tsumeb feeding conference

Dundee Precious Metals recently donated N$13 000 worth of stationary to the Oshikoto Regional Directorate of Education, for the just-concluded Namibia School Feeding Programme Conference.
Hosted by the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture in Tsumeb between July 17 and this past Friday, the event saw attendance by education inspectors, officials from the ministry’s head office, and its selected partners and suppliers.
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Students with special needs to study in Botswana

A group of 15 students living with disabilities will be leave for Botswana in September this year to further their studies at the University of Limkokwing.
Their disabilities range from being wheelchair-bound to blindness and limping, among others.
The students form part of a special initiative by the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) to identify students with a disability and send them for studies as a group.
NSFAF granted each student
N$100 000 per year to further their studies at that university.
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Hunters give to education

Deputy Ministry of Environment and Tourism Tommy Nambahu has called on Namibians to preserve the environment for future generations.
Nambahu made the call in a statement he delivered during the handing over of N$30 000 by the Namibia Professional Hunters Association (Napha) to the Nau-Aib Primary School in Okahandja.
“We need to care for our wild animals,” he said.
The Deputy Minister said tourism plays a big role in the country’s economy and aids in the eradication of poverty, thus everyone has to play their own role in tourism.
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State witness hammered over omissions in rhino trial

In the trial involving four Chinese nationals arrested for trying to smuggle 14 rhino horns out of the country, the state witness was hammered during cross examination for omitting certain facts.
Li Zinbing, Li Xiaoliang, Pu Xuexin and Wang Hui appeared in the Windhoek Regional Court at Katutura on Friday. They were arrested on charges of attempting to smuggle rhino horns worth more than N$2,3 million and a leopard skin worth N$50 000 out of the country.
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Chinese rhino horn case postponed

The case involving four Chinese men accused of smuggling 14 rhino horns worth more than N$2 million out of Namibia has been postponed to today.
Li Zhibing, Li Xiaoliang and Pu Xuexin were caught with 14 rhino horns worth N$2.3 million as well as a leopard skin worth about N$50 000 in their luggage on March 24 last year at Hosea Kutaku International Airport.
Wang Hui was arrested later this year at the Windhoek Country Club and Resort.
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DTA speaks out on farm attacks

The escalating attacks on commercial farmers over the past two decades point to a deep-rooted culture that disregards the significant contribution that commercial farms make to the economy and lives of many Namibians.
This is according to the president of the DTA, McHenry Venaani, who was responding to the latest spate of murders.
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Four die in horror crash at Onankali

Four people died in a blaze when a heavy truck collided head-on with a sedan and both caught fire at Onankali village on the Ondangwa-Omuthiya main road on Wednesday evening. According to the Oshikoto Police Commander, Anne-Marie Nainda, the accident happened about 21:30. An Onankali resident told Namibian Sun that he rushed to the scene of the accident and heard those trapped in the burning car screaming for help. “We stood by helplessly as the two vehicles were engulfed by fire,” he said. Read more about Four die in horror crash at Onankali

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