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Swapo loses N$36m in parly funding

2 hours ago | Government

Swapo will lose about N$36 million in parliamentary funding in the 2020/21 financial year following a dismal performance in last year's National Assembly election, in which it lost 14 seats and its two-thirds majority. ...

Suspended Okahandja CEO postpones swearing-in ceremony

4 days ago - 17 January 2020 | Government

Okahandja municipal CEO Martha Mutilifa, who was put on suspension by the town's councillors, cancelled the swearing-in ceremony of office bearers at the town while suspended. The councillors showed up at the council chambers...

Namibia ranked weak in military strength

1 week ago - 14 January 2020 | Government

Namibia's military is ranked as one of the weakest in the world, at 126th out of 137 countries. Among 34 African countries, Namibia also ranked poorly in 28th position. This is according to the 2019...

Okahandja suspends CEO

1 week ago - 14 January 2020 | Government

The Okahandja municipality has suspended its CEO Martha Mutilifa with full pay over allegations of abuse of funds, fraud, corruption and insubordination that involves dubious land sales. The suspension was confirmed by a special council...

Aron returns to Okahandja politics

1 week ago - 09 January 2020 | Government

JEMIMA BEUKES Former Okahandja mayor Valery Aron was late last year elected as information and mobilisation secretary for the Utoni Nujoma branch in the Okahandja, to the chagrin of a local pressure...

Cabinet trimming sparks panic

2 weeks ago - 07 January 2020 | Government

President Hage Geingob told the Swapo central committee in December that his 'legacy term', as his last five-year term has been dubbed by ruling party...

Cabinet downsizing welcomed

2 weeks ago - 03 January 2020 | Government

JEMIMA BEUKES Analysts have welcomed President Hage Geingob’s promise of a leaner cabinet from March this year,...

'No qualified person' to replace Shimbulu

2 weeks ago - 03 January 2020 | Government

The Swapo regional leadership will next week decide the fate of the two Oshakati town councillors, Onesmus Shilunga and Gabriel Kamwanka, who boycotted the council's...

Better home loans for public servants

2 weeks ago - 03 January 2020 | Government

Public servants will have a reason to smile after the government lowered the interest rate on home loans under its Home Owners Scheme for staff...

'Embarrassing' council owed millions

4 weeks ago - 24 December 2019 | Government

The 2017 Rehoboth Intervention Report has revealed gross irregularities that occurred under the watch of the Rehoboth town council led by Mayor Christina Blaauw. ...

Grootfontein embroiled in councillor mess

4 weeks ago - 23 December 2019 | Government

The ministry of urban and rural development says it will seek legal advice on how to deal with a now recalled All People's Party (APP)...

Kapofi reveals 2 000-strong 'invasion'attempt

1 month - 16 December 2019 | Government

Thousands of foreigners claiming to be victims of xenophobic violence in South Africa have tried to “invade” Namibia, home affairs minister Frans Kapofi has revealed.While...

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Laws to be properly scrutinised...

1 month - 11 December 2019 | Government

JEMIMA BEUKES New National Council chairperson, Katima Mulilo Urban Constituency councillor Bernard Sibalatani, says he is confident the house will collectively strive and ensure that...

Geingob 'oblivious' to corruption

1 month - 09 December 2019 | Government

If President Hage Geingob does not realise how endemic corruption is in Namibia and what role it played in the humiliation decline of his and...

Ministry reins in parties

1 month - 09 December 2019 | Government

The urban and rural development ministry has reiterated that political parties have no legal right to dictate who should occupy what position when local authority...

Omuthiya bigwigs retain posts

1 month - 09 December 2019 | Government

Omuthiya councillors have retained their management posts despite allegations of corruption and investigations by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).Katrina Uusiku remains the mayor and will again...

City services 88 plots in...

1 month - 09 December 2019 | Government

Land developers and financiers should not neglect low-income residential areas when they plan projects, Windhoek city councillor Paulus Immanuel said at the ground-breaking ceremony of...

Ministers upset over Fishrot scandal

1 month - 06 December 2019 | Government

Mines minister Tom Alweendo and public enterprises minister Leon Jooste have slammed their former colleagues Bernhardt Esau and Sacky Shanghala on Twitter.The two former ministers...

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