Prof. Katjavivi saddened by the passing of former MP Hanse-Himarwa


The Speaker of the National Assembly, Prof. Peter Katjavivi, has expressed deep sadness over the passing of former Member of the National Assembly and former Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa.

Katjavivi said Hanse-Himarwa served the people of Namibia with dedication and distinction throughout her tenure as a legislator and a minister. Her contributions to education and regional governance were invaluable, leaving a lasting impact on the communities she served.

Hanse-Himarwa dies following battle with cancer


Former Education Minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa has died.

Hanse-Himarwa (57) died early this morning at a local hospital, where she was battling stomach cancer.

According to sources, the former minister was in the high care unit in a coma but recovered and was moved to a normal ward, where she succumbed this morning.

An educator by profession, Hanse-Himarwa served as Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture from 2015 to 2019; before that, she served as Governor of the Hardap Region from 2004 to 2015.

Breaking the circle of poverty through housing provision


Twenty-eight families received keys to their new homes during a joyous occasion marking the completion of the first phase of the Informal Settlement Upgrading Pilot Project, which aims to build 113 houses. 

This project is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, the City of Windhoek, the National Housing Enterprise, and the |Khomas Regional Council.

The ceremony was filled with excitement as beneficiaries celebrated the realisation of their dream of homeownership, a dream that remains elusive for many Namibians.

MICT hosts leadership retreat to tackle ICT sector challenges


The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), in attendance of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (nbc), New Era, and the Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA), held a leadership retreat where they discussed strategies on how to address issues in the ITC sector.

The retreat, held at Von Bach Dam Resort outside of Okahanja, brought together board chairpersons, CEOs, and senior managers under MICT and its parastatals, where they shared their successes and challenges they encountered as well as how they would negotiate the way forward.

City of Windhoek Fire Brigade honours Methuselah Khama


The City of Windhoek Fire Brigade held a street procession on Thursday in honour of the late Methuselah Khama (36), who tragically died in a head-on collision while on duty on the 7th of July.

During the memorial service, the fire service paid tribute through the traditional last alarm/siren, the black strike through the divisional logo, and the broken ladder that signifies the loss of a member.

Hardap Governor's social housing project delivers


The Deputy Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Evelyn !Nawases, commended the Hardap Regional Governor's Office, including the People's Republic of China, for continuing to assist the most vulnerable members of society.

The two entities donated a two-bedroom house at Hoachanas through the Hardap Governor's Social Housing Project.

The social housing project is an initiative by the Hardap Regional Governor and is aimed at restoring the dignity of the elderly above the age of 100, including people with disabilities. 

Kavango West can overcome challenges with focus - Ausiku


The Governor of Kavango West, Sirkka Ausiku, says that even though the region is faced with many developmental challenges, they are not impossible to achieve. 

Ausiku emphasised that focus and persistence are all that are needed to address the region's difficulties. 

The governor made these remarks during the 10th State of the Region address at Nkurenkuru today. 

As the youngest region in the country, Kavango West still battles with poor road infrastructure, inadequate water supply, and limited rural electrification facilities. 

Mberipura Hifitikeko new Otjiwarongo Municipality CEO


An executive at TransNamib, Mberipura Hifitikeko, has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the Otjiwarongo Municipality.

The appointment comes after almost a year without a CEO.

Making the announcement, Otjiwarongo Mayor Gottlieb Shivute said Hifikekeko's appointment came into effect on July 8.

Shivute says the council has confidence in Hifitikeko's leadership to transform the council and enhance service delivery.

Youths in ||Kharas welcome hosting of beauty pageant


Young people in the ||Kharas Region have welcomed the opportunities that will arise from the hosting of Miss Namibia and Miss Teen beauty pageants.

The beauty pageant is managed by the nbc.

Die Butch, with its breathtaking scenery, will host the prestigious finals of Namibia's beauty queens.

The platform showcases the remarkable talent, intelligence, and beauty of Namibia's diverse cultures, and young people are looking forward to it.