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The Security Association of Namibia still awaiting wage negotiation feedback

The Security Association of Namibia (SAN) says it is in continuous minimum wage negotiations with the Namibian government and is still awaiting feedback from the Wage Commission under the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation. Therefore, it has once again distanced itself from the ongoing strike at G4S Security.

In a statement, SAN president Dhiginina Uuataapama labelled the actions by the G4S employees as illegal and unconstitutional.

President Hage Geingob has been ranked as 3rd best President in Africa

President Hage Geingob has been ranked as 3rd best President in Africa after Botswana's Mokgweetsi Masisi at 2nd and Prithvirajsing Roopun of Mauritius who is ranked 1st respectively.
This is according to the list of ten best African presidents compiled by African Vibes.
African Vibes is a one-stop platform that helps Africans in the diaspora get the information needed to participate in Africa's growth and development.

The 1988 Liquor Act to be amended

The National Assembly is to amend the 1998 Liquor Act. Industrialization, Trade and SME Development Minister Immanuel Ngatjizeko is expected to table the bill on Tuesday. The bill seeks to provide for the issuing of liquor licenses prohibiting owners from setting up liquor outlets close to residential areas, schools, hospitals and other public places. The proposed legislation also empowers the ministry to prohibit the sale of alcohol at public places.

COSAFA hailed a success

-Namibia hosted a successful COSAFA Castle cup tournament according to the Local Organising Committee Chairperson Roger Kambatuku. Namibia’s ability to host international sporting events manifested in the last three weeks as Windhoek played host to the 2016 Cosafa Castle Cup, delivered with utmost diligence and applauds from all involved. Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Chairperson Roger Kambatuku says, the hosting of the regional football spectacle was rated highly and it was time to commend all that makes it necessary.

Netball teamsand#039; preparations progressing well

Netball Namibia has selected the final 12 under-21 players who will participate in World Cup qualifiers in Botswana next month. Training has been going on at various venues in Windhoek, where the players are joined by the Tertiary Institutes’ Sport Association of Namibia (TISAN) players who are set to leave for Miami in the United States of America to participate in the World University Games from 10 to 18 July. A few TISAN players are also part of the under-21s (U-21s).

MTC gives an ultimatum to seek other sponsors

By Kavii Vezemburuka Yesterday, the Namibia Premier League's long-time sponsor MTC gave the league organizers an ultimatum to get additional funding before the 31th of July or risk losing them as a league sponsor altogether. The Namibia Premier League organizers handed a proposal to MTC, saying they are in need of 23 million Namibia dollar to run its affairs during the upcoming season, which starts in August. The 23 million include an increase in monthly grants, prize monies, award ceremony and the appointment of a full-time Chief Operating Officer and a Referees Coordinator.

Land acquisition by Foreign Nationals

A total of 281 foreign nationals own 1,4 million hectares of agricultural land in Namibia. Land Reform Minister Utoni Nujoma says some of such land is owned by foreign nationals in partnership with Namibians. Germans own 126 farms measuring more than 616 000 hectares, followed by 81 South Africans occupying more than 349 000 hectares, seven United States nationals with more than 82 000 hectares, 14 farms measuring 49 256 hectares owned by Austrians and six farms of 42 741 hectares owned by Swiss nationals.