Senior Officials Meetings will reflect on international issues

South Africa's Department of International Relations and Cooperation Director General Zane Dangor says the Senior Officials Meetings will also reflect on international issues with the view to continue aligning policy positions and strengthening cooperation in multilateral fora between the two sister countries.

This can be achieved by enhancing advocacy for the self-determination of the people of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic as well as providing systematic support in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Trans-Kalahari-Mamuno Border Post connects Namibia to African countries

The Trans-Kalahari-Mamuno Border Post is an important point of entry as it connects Namibia to other SADC countries and central Africa.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwa, says it's for this reason that Namibia and Botswana's Bi-national Commission agreed to urgently introduce a One-Stop-Border-Post.

A one-stop border post is a port-of-entry environment in which two governments decide to co-locate their port-of-entry operations at a common land border crossing.

Political parties from Eswatini & Civil Society Organisations call on regional body to facilitate dialogue

Political parties from Eswatini and Civil Society Organisations from some SADC countries have called on the regional body to facilitate dialogue between role players in Africa's last absolute monarch.

The call was made at a media conference, which was held on the sidelines of the just-ended SADC Troika Summit in Windhoek.

The Kingdom of Eswatini has witnessed an intense uprising in recent years, a severe revolt since the abolishment of the multi-party system in the 1970s.

SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation Summit concludes in Windhoek 

The SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation has resolved to initiate dialogue amongst the member states of different Regional Economic Communities that have deployed forces in the DRC.

The move is one of the outcomes of the two-day Extra-Ordinary Organ Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government, held in Windhoek.

The dialogue among the Regional Economic Communities is being pursued with a view to establishing and implementing mechanisms for the effective coordination of their interventions in the DRC.

President Geingob calls for new approaches to find solutions to conflict in the SADC region

The Extraordinary Summit of SADC's Organ Troika is currently underway in Windhoek. 

The Chairperson of Organ Troika on Politics, Defense and Security Cooperation Dr. Hage Geingob has called for new approaches to finding solutions to tensions and conflicts in the SADC region.

SADC Parliamentary Forum focuses on fostering administrative efficiency

Fostering administrative efficiency. This is the discussion currently underway at the SADC Parliamentary Forum meeting, underway in Windhoek.

The two-day forum will also focus on the orientation of new executive committee members and the inauguration of a board.

The orientation was necessitated by the election of a new president for the forum - Speaker of the National Assembly of Seychelles, Roger Mancienne.

Namibia to host Extraordinary SADC Organ Troika Summit early next week

Namibia will host the Extraordinary SADC Organ Troika Summit early next week.

The discussions will center around issues relating to politics and the security situation in the region.

The gathering will start with a meeting of senior government officials, to be followed by ministers.

The Extra-Ordinary SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government is expected to be held on Tuesday.

The Organs' Incoming Chairperson and Outgoing Chairperson are expected to present their reports at the summit.

SADC urges Kingdom of Eswatini to investigate assassination of human rights lawyer Thulani Rudolf Maseko

SADC has called on the Kingdom of Eswatini to swiftly, transparently and comprehensively investigate the killing of human rights lawyer and political activist, Thulani Rudolf Maseko.

Maseko was gunned down outside his home in Eswatini's capital, Mbabane on Saturday.

Maseko, at the time of his death, served as chairperson of the multi-stakeholder Forum which was established as a coalition of non-State actors advocating for a process of national political dialogue.

Namibia Film Commission introduces bursaries for film-making students

For the first time since its establishment, the Namibia Film Commission (NFC) will be offering bursaries to students wishing to pursue a career in filmmaking at any reputable institution in SADC.

For the past four years, the NFC has only funded third-year TV production students from the College of the Arts.

However, this year things are different, and local students can now choose to study courses including but not limited to pre-production, production, and post-production at any reliable institution in Southern Africa.