National Assembly adopts motion to discuss former mine workers compensation 

The National Assembly has adopted a motion addressing the inclusion of Namibian former mine workers in southern Africa for compensation.

The motion was moved by Swapo Party MP Sebastiaan Karupu, who urged the house to directly adopt the motion to avoid referrals to the standing committee, citing potential delays and resource constraints.

Massive criminal syndicate appears in Windhoek Magistrate's Court

The 14 people arrested in a swoop operation on October 4 on charges of transnational internet fraud and trafficking in persons appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court this afternoon.

The case was postponed to February 15, 2024 for further investigations, and bail was refused to all.

Of those arrested, many of those deemed foreigners were indicated on the charge sheet as being Namibian citizens.

The accused were arrested at several properties across Winhoek in a late-night swoop on October 3.

Nakayale VTC trainees welcome green hydrogen scholarship programme

The Ministry of Higher Education, Technology, and Innovation, in collaboration with the German Government, has agreed to allocate over N$94 million for the 2024 Scholarship Programme for Namibian youth to study green hydrogen-related fields.

The Youth for Green Hydrogen programme offers scholarships to Namibian youth aged between 18 and 35 years in two categories related to the green hydrogen value chain:

The studies range from master's degree disciplines in applied science, renewable energy or sustainable energy systems, logistics, and supply chain management.

Youth urged to explore untapped opportunities

The Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology says Namibian youth need to explore opportunities that are not mainstreamed.

Emma Theofelus was speaking at NANSO's youth engagement on international opportunities held in Windhoek.

The country, Theofelus says, is faced with an oversupply of particular professions, which in some instances has led to a high number of unemployed graduates.

Theofelus further says that scholarships in the green hydrogen project are some of the opportunities to pursue.