Elections

 

Elaine Engelbrecht Crowned Miss Teen 2024

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Elaine Engelbrecht was crowned Miss Teen 2024 at a glittering ceremony held at Luderitz last night. 

Winning the Miss Teen title was an overwhelming and emotional moment for 15-year-old Engelbrecht, a student at Centaurus High School.

Caitlin Bosman is the first runner-up, while Queen Sheya was named the second runner-up.

Engelbrecht says she will begin implementing advocacy initiatives and getting ready for the Miss Teen International 2025 competition. 

Miss Teen 2024 final hours away

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With just hours to go before the crowning of Miss Teen 2024, the venue at the Luderitz Waterfront has been transformed into a spectacle of glamour and sophistication.

Miss Teen hopefuls will grace this evening ahead of Miss Namibia tomorrow.

The event promises to captivate audiences, celebrating not only the beauty of the contestants but also their intellect and compassion. 

The nbc has full ownership of the Miss Namibia brand.

nbc Director General Stanley Similo explained the importance of hosting the event in the ||Kharas Region. 

Hardap residents remember Hanse-Himarwa

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The Hardap Region's political leadership described the death of the region's first female governor and former Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture as a great loss. 

Katrina Hanse-Himarwa (57) died on Sunday morning after battling cancer. 

Hardap Governor Salomon April, in his condolence message, described the late Hanse-Himarwa as a person who was guided and driven by passion and the courage of her convictions. 

Hardap farmers urged to embrace government-subsidised services

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The Agriculture Extension officer based in the Hardap Region, Fabian Boys, has encouraged the region's communal and resettlement farmers to embrace government-subsidised support services aimed at boosting agricultural growth. 

Speaking to nbc News, Boys highlighted the Namibia Agricultural Mechanisation and Seed Improvement Project (NAMSIP) and urged the region's small-scale farmers to take full advantage of the project. 

NAMSIP focuses on agricultural mechanisation, livestock, and seed improvement in efforts to stimulate high-quality production. 

Naute Irrigation Farm operations halted as workers strike

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Operations at the Naute Irrigation Farm outside Keetmanshoop came to a standstill after workers downed tools over a wage increase dispute. 

The workers demand a 12% wage increase for Grade A category workers, 10% for Grade B category workers, and 8% for Grade C category workers. 

Additionally, they want housing and transport allowances as well as a N$2,500 monthly wage for seasonal workers. 

On the other hand, the company offers a 5.5% increase. 

Resettled farmers use land optimally

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Livestock farmer Joppie Cloete has overcome challenges and achieved great success on a resettlement farm through hard work and ingenuity.

Speaking to nbc News in an interview, Cloete explains that he diversified his operations in response to the ongoing drought conditions across the country.

In 2008, the government resettled Cloete on a 4,200-hectare farm in the Hardap Region as part of its land reform program.

Despite being a traditional livestock farmer, Cloete ventured into new areas such as piggery, poultry, horticulture, hydroponics, and dairy farming.

||Kharas residents call for realignment of constituency boundaries

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Residents of ||Kharas Region have recommended that the Fifth Boundary Delimitation and Demarcation Commission realign some constituency boundaries to enhance service delivery. 

They made the proposals during the Commission's public consultations at Keetmanshoop. 

The constituency boundary changes were proposed for the Keetmanshoop Rural, Berseba, Keetmanshoop Urban, and !Nami#Nus Constituencies. 

Keetmanshoop Rotary Club launches with focus on community well-being

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During the launch of the Keetmanshoop Rotary Club, Rotary District 9350 Governor Ann Wright urged fellow rotarians to contribute to the well-being of society.

Wright emphasized the core values of Rotary, focusing on key areas such as fighting diseases, supporting the environment, education, literacy, maternal and child health, water and sanitation, disease prevention and treatment, peace building, and conflict prevention.