Extraordinary Organ Troika summit set to begin

The SADC Organ on Politics, Defence, and Security Ministerial Committee plus the SADC Troika and FIB countries met in preparation of the summit to be chaired by President Hage Geingob on Monday.

The Extraordinary Organ Troika summit, plus the SADC Troika and Force Intervention Brigade and FIB troop-contributing countries, is expected to also consider the report of the SADC Field Assessment Mission, which took place this year in the DRC.

Heineken International intends to keep Namibia Breweries Limited brand

Dutch beer brewing giant Heineken International intends to keep the Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) brand as it is and further increase employment by localising production.

The top management of Heineken and NBL paid a courtesy call on President Hage Geingob at State House.

Heineken International last month concluded the acquisition of the majority shares in the country's giant beverage producer, Namibia Breweries, and Distell Group Holdings.

45 years since the Cassinga massacre

Today marks 45 years since the Cassinga massacre, during which about 600 Namibians died.

President Hage Geingob says it is not only a day to commemorate the selfless acts of sacrifice but also a day for Namibians to reaffirm patriotism and foster a true sense of pride and duty towards the nation.

The Cassinga massacre was executed by the apartheid South African military on May 4, 1978, when they ran an air strike on Camp Cassinga near the village of Cassinga in Angola.

The camp was inhabited by exiled SWAPO sympathisers and their families.

ANC and SWAPO continue to fight for the poor

The Secretary-General of the African National Congress (ANC), Fikile Mbalula, says both the ANC and Swapo Party have not abandoned the fight for the poor and the ideals of the liberation struggle.

The ANC's National Executive Committee recently invited Swapo Party President Hage Geingob to address its meetings in Boksburg, South Africa.

Economic freedom is being implemented at a slow pace, and this is frustrating the citizens in both South Africa and Namibia.

Regional Governors changed to fall under Presidency

Regional governors will now fall under the Office of the President, and their budgets will be transferred to the State House.

President Hage Geingob met with the governors at the State House to inform them about these changes.

Administratively, all regional governors resorted to the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development.

The Head of State further reminded the regional governors of their role as representatives of the appointing authority in a three-tier government system.

Swapo Party celebrates 69 years

Swapo Party President Dr. Hage Geingob has urged Namibians to shift their focus to achieving socio-economic emancipation.

Geingob said this at the commemoration of the party's 63rd anniversary at Grootfontien in Otjozondjupa Region.

Geingob says the Swapo Party has been hard at work to ensure equal rights for all citizens as well as equitable access to health, education, food, and security for all.

President Geingob concludes state visit to South Africa

President Hage Geingob has concluded his three-day state visit to South Africa.

The purpose of the visit was to further strengthen bilateral relations, enhance economic cooperation, explore trade and investment, and identify new areas of cooperation.

Dr. Geingob and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have directed that an audit be carried out on all legal instruments of cooperation before the hosting of the meeting of the Bi-National Commission (BNC). 

Namibia will host the BNC on a date yet to be announced. 

Geingob and Ramaphosa directed business forum to convene between Namibia and South Africa

President Hage Geingob and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have also directed that a business forum be convened between the two countries.

The proposal is that the business forum takes place on the sidelines of the Bi-National Commission meeting to be held in Windhoek.

Leaders would be engaging the business community from both Namibia and South Africa. 

Geingob and Ramaphosa directed an audit on legal instruments before Bi-National Commission

President Hage Geingob and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have directed that an audit of all legal instruments of cooperation be carried out before the meeting of the Bi-National Commission.

The directive was issued following official talks between Dr. Geingob and Ramaphosa at the Union Building in Pretoria.

The presidents, Geingob and Ramaphosa, say they evaluated progress in the implementation of previous decisions and agreements.

President inaugurates Outjo Community Legacy Centre

President Hage Geingob has called on the 'haves' in society to help improve the conditions of the less privileged.

Dr Geingob addressed the opening of the Community Legacy Centre in the informal area of Outjo - a one-stop service centre.

Situated in the heart of Outjo's informal settlement, Etosha Port - the Community Legacy Centre was constructed through donations.

Young people and elders of the town constructed it on a voluntary basis.