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Former President pleased with progress on Hosea Kutako dual carriageway

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Former President Hifikepunye Pohamba expressed satisfaction with the progress made in the construction and upgrading of the Windhoek-Hosea Kutako International Airport dual carriageway, a project that was initiated during his presidency before leaving office.

The project, now in its second phase, is anticipated to be completed by December 2024 but could be delayed.

#NAMIBIAVOTES2024 | Voter registration points across Windhoek operating smoothly

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The voter registration points across Windhoek are operating smoothly despite a delay in starting and minor problems with the voter card-printing machine. 

At the Khomasdal UNAM campus, the team had to be moved from the initial venue due to exam writing.

However, the team was swift in setting up the new venue. 

While at Marthi Ahtisaari Primary School in Wanaheda, people braved the cold wind in the open area to queue up to register. 

Namibia and Tanzania seek to explore new investment opportunities

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In order to explore opportunities in trade and investment between Namibia and Tanzania, the two countries hosted a business and investment forum in Windhoek.

Namibia and Tanzania share a strong history dating back to the liberation struggle, where Tanzania assisted Namibia in achieving its independence.

Namibia currently, among others, imports maize, rice, vegetables, and cement from Tanzania.

Tanzania produces and exports products in raw form, such as cotton, textiles, and minerals.

Hundreds flock to John Pandeni Constituency Office to obtain national documents

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Thousands of Namibians are still without national documents. 

This is evident in the number of Windhoek residents who have been flocking to the John Pandeni Constituency Office to get their documents. 

Following the announcement by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security to conduct a national outreach programme for obtaining national documents countrywide, its offices have been inundated by people in need of these documents. 

CoW held a mass street naming and renaming ceremony

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The City of Windhoek embarked on a mass naming and renaming of 17 streets in honour of those who contributed to the liberation struggle and community upliftment in a ceremony held in Windhoek on Friday.

It was a colourful and joyful event filled with song and chanting of excitement from family members, friends, representatives, and local residents as they shared memories and historic events related to the contributions of their loved ones, honoured by the City of Windhoek.

South African nationals in Namibia vote

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South African nationals residing in Namibia are participating in their home country's national elections.

Voting commenced on Friday and will continue until 19:00 tonight.

744 South Africans registered online in February to vote at the designated polling station in Windhoek.

The South African High Commission in Namibia has been facilitating the voting process, ensuring that citizens living abroad can exercise their democratic rights.

Nghitumbwa beats China's Wang in WBO Super Bantamweight title

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In a night filled with high-octane boxing action at Ramatex in Windhoek, Namibia's Fillipus "Energy" Nghitumbwa defeated China's DeKang Wang in a closely contested match for the WBO Super Bantamweight title.

The bout was part of a special tribute boxing event, honoring the late President Dr. Hage Geingob at Ramatex in Windhoek.

In a thrilling main event, Nghitumbwa faced Wang in a 12-round battle that kept both Namibian and Chinese fans on the edge of their seats.

Trans Kalahari Corridor cyclists arrive in Windhoek

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Cyclists who undertook 1800 kilometres from South Africa through Botswana arrived in Windhoek today in a celebratory mood.

The cyclists' destination will be the coastal town of Walvis Bay, where they will join the 20th celebration of the Trans Kalahari Corridor (TKC) on Monday. 

The Trans Kalahari Corridor Cycling Challenge is one of the activities that were identified to commemorate 20 years since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, which established the TKC management committee as a corridor management institute. 

CoW maintains 20% boreholes water usage restrictions

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The City of Windhoek has reemphasized its 20% borehole water usage restriction as an essential component of its operational strategy. 

This measure aims to maintain a consistent water supply, supporting both residents and business operations.

Clarifying recent media reports, the municipality underscores the necessity of this restriction for water security, resource management, and sustainability.

The City of Windhoek initiated this restriction during the 2015/2016 drought, permitting industries to utilise boreholes to supplement water supply. 

South Africa Dominates Zone 6 Beach Volleyball Tour

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South Africa asserted dominance in the Zone 6 Beach Volleyball first leg, with both their men's and women's teams emerging victorious in the Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) Zone 6 Beach Volleyball Tours held at the DTS Sport grounds in Windhoek, the capital city.

In the men's matches, the South African team, comprising Danilo and Guther, secured the first set by a score of 21-17 against Botswana. Guther, whose exceptional defensive blocks played a pivotal role. However, Botswana's representatives, Jack and Baleofi, rallied in the second set, winning it 21-16.