33 years of sporting excellence


Sport analysts Mathew Haikali and Salome Iyambo sat down to discuss the choice of sport codes available to sportswomen and men, thirty-three years after independence on nbc's Intersport Show recently. Here are some of the insights they shared.

Since gaining independence in 1990, Namibia has made massive strides in various sectors, including sports.

Namibian sportsmen and women have always participated in a variety of sport codes, with diverse options available to choose from.

Kunene Region most under developed 33 years after independence

33 years after independence, the Kunene Region remains one of the most underdeveloped regions in the country, and its administrative leadership says it is doing all it can with the available resources to change the dire status quo.

Scores of people wandering the dusty streets of the Kunene regional capital, Opuwo, paint the picture of a public holiday, but it remains a normal working day.

The town of Opuwo has many government offices, though few private firms are visible, and residents wandering the streets are predominantly unemployed.

Omusati Region has seen significant growth and development since independence

The great Omusati Region, like many others, has seen significant growth and development since the country's independence.

The region's name, Omusati, comes from the Mopane tree, known in the local vernacular as omusati, which is the dominant tree species across the region.
The region, which is home to about 243,000 inhabitants, has six local authorities, which are Oshikuku, Okahao, Oshifo, Ruacana, Tsandi, and Outapi as its capital, and the officially proclaimed Onandjaba with two settlements, Onesi and Ogongo.

Nationhood and National Pride Campaign a success

The declaration of Namibia's independence in 1990 implied that Namibian people would forever live in unity and take pride in their nationhood.

The My Nationhood and National Pride Campaign Program was introduced to ensure that the spirit of unity, peace, stability, and pride will forever live on among Namibians.

With its popular slogan 'My Namibia, My Country, My Pride,' the Nationhood and National Pride Campaign was first launched in May 2011 by former President Hifikepunye Pohamba.