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CEO nabbed for wife’s killing

The husband of Susan Rohde, whose body was found in a bathroom of an upmarket Stellenbosch hotel, has reportedly been arrested in connection with her murder.
Western Cape police would only confirm to News24 that a 47-year-old man had been arrested in Johannesburg around 06:50 on Tuesday, but the man’s lawyer confirmed his arrest to Netwerk24.
Jason Rohde, 47, is the chief executive officer of Sotheby International Realty.
He was expected to appear on a charge of murder in the Stellenbosch Magistrate’s Court soon, said Captain FC van Wyk.
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Bush an opportunity for farmers

Bush encroachment can create unique opportunities for Namibian farmers and the economy at large if biomass is recognised as a valuable resource for existing and new value chains.
It is estimated that approximately 26 to 30 million hectares of farmland is affected by bush encroachment in Namibia.
According to the Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) this figure is projected to have increased up to up to 45 million hectares in the recent years.
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Drought conference adopts major strategies

The first African Drought Conference that was held in Windhoek has been described as a resounding success with more than 400 delegates attending the weeklong deliberations.
The conference made great strides as it adopted the White Paper Strategic Framework document for drought risk management and enhancing resilience in Africa, as well as the Windhoek Declaration for Enhancing Resilience to Drought.
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Shot of the day

SPECTACULAR FINISH: A photo shows the cauldron with the Olympic flame extinguished during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on 21 August 2016. Photo: NAMPA/AFP Read more about Shot of the day

We don’t have money - PM

The Office of the Prime Minister this week pleaded with teachers to accept the salary increments offered by government, following threats by the Namibian National Teachers Union (Nantu) to stage a countrywide strike, as they are demanding an 8% rejecting government’s proposed 5%. A certificate of unresolved dispute after salary talks between Nantu and government had reached a deadlock, was issued on Monday.
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Surgical breakthrough

Namibia made medical history yesterday when world-renowned Spanish surgeon Dr Diego Gonzalez Rivas performed a new type of lung surgery in the revamped Windhoek Central Hospital theatre.
The technique, known as uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, had so far only been used in South Africa, making Namibia the second African country to employ this method.
Rivas made his breakthrough in 2010 with this technique, which not only cuts down on operating time but also significantly reduces the patient’s recovery period.
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Governor fights for Opuwo CEO

Kunene Governor Angelika Muharukua has reportedly tried to lobby councillors at Opuwo to renew the contract of the town council’s chief executive officer, Alfons Tjitombo.
The CEO has come under fire from a pressure group at the town, which accused him of holding back the development of the town for the past decade.
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Hail the North!

The Namibia Town of the Year team travelled to the North for activations and their first stop was Omuthiya. They were met by an excited crowd that almost unanimously voted for their town. The team at the Shell service station at Omuthiya was the last to vote in the town. The NTY activations group made their way to Onyaanya after that.
Look out for the team from Namibia Media Holdings over the next ten days and remember to vote for your town. You stand a chance to win N$1 000.
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Tura boy turns heads

Since meeting the first family this week, a group of Katutura children, who are all friends and live in the same neighborhood, have crept into the hearts of Namibians after it became known that they do selfless work cleaning up areas in their neighbourhood during their free time.
The Poverty Eradication Warriors founder, 12-year-old Armando Pieters, became an overnight sensation after telling President Hage Geingob that he is the country’s future president. Namibian Sun visited his home on Independence Avenue in Katutura yesterday.
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Building a quality future

Helena Ndapandula Kanjumbwa, also known as Elle to her friends, grew up in the Ausspannplatz area of Windhoek, a place that she says is where she made her friends with whom she is still in contact today. “Although I’ve lived in four different locations over the past nine years, Ausspannplatz is home,” she told The Zone.
She says that she is one for casual and mature debate, as it makes for a healthy argument, which according to Helena, serves as an opportunity to gain new perspective. “I however tend to be shy and reserved,” she added in tandem.
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