Registration Points for 2024 GRV


The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has officially started the general registration of voters (GRV) across the country this morning.

ECN has deployed 567 registration teams across the country to conduct the GRV, which is scheduled to take place from 03 June to 01 August 2024.

Attached is the registration points across the country.

Police record 12 incidents of baby dumping in three months


Between January and March 2024, the police recorded 12 incidents of baby dumping.

This the police say is alarming, as there are a number of authorised places, such as schools, hospitals, and churches, where mothers can leave a newborn without being charged.

This adds to the tally of over 50 infants dumped in 2023.

The trend is worrisome for authorities and child rights activists, considering the new childcare act makes provision for new mothers to leave infants in the care of authorised persons.

Swapo Party Central Committee convenes amidst leadership transition


The Swapo Party Central Committee's first meeting for 2024 started in the capital this morning.

The party's Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, who addressed the meeting, says the nation and Swapo Party are poorer without the visionary leadership of the late President Hage Geingob.

Geingob was the party's president at the time of his death.

Nandi-Ndaitwah said some possible challenges on how to move forward without Dr. Hage Geingob were identified.

President Mbumba thanks Namibians for unity during mourning period


President Nangolo Mbumba has expressed gratitude to Namibians for their conduct during the past three weeks, following the death of the late President Hage Geingob.

In a statement, President Mbumba said citizens conducted themselves in a dignified and orderly manner, calling it the greatest honour bestowed on the memory of the dearly departed Commander-in-Chief.

Following the death of President Hage Geingob on February 4, 2024, the Namibian nation went through difficult hours and weeks of grief. 

Grade 12 qualification remains mandatory for acceptance at UNAM


Even if a learner achieves top performance in Grade 11, they will not be accepted at the University of Namibia (UNAM).

UNAM's Student Recruitment and Operations Officer, Josy Nghipandua, has reiterated that one must have completed Grade 12.

Nghipandua advised learners to take at least two AS subjects, which are to be combined with three ordinary-level subjects, for the required marks.

She says, that with adjustments to the curriculum, there are vital NQF levels needed as well as a level of maturity to join the tertiary phase.

Parents urged to shape future of children


As the 2024 academic year approaches, the Director of Programmes and Quality Assurance at the Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture, Ayesha Wentworth, is urging parents to talk to their children about the dangers of using harmful substances.

Drugs can reduce a child's ability to learn, cause them to even drop out of school, and disrupt their lives and those around them.

Wentworth says children should expect harsh consequences if found with drugs on the school grounds, whether through disciplinary procedures or even face suspension.

Otjiwarongo youths pledge change in 2024


Celebrating New Year for the outgoers in Otjiwarongo was almost impossible as the police dispersed crowds' at different socialising outlets.

The night was tranquil for those who spent New Year's Eve and crossed into 2024 at church or at their homes.

However, the same could not be said for those who were looking forward to dancing the night away into the new year, as they could not find a better spot for a countdown.

Namibians welcome 2024


It's the 1st of January 2024, the first day of the year, and we would like to say a Happy New Year once again to our viewers, and we wish you a productive year ahead.

People in various parts of the country bid farewell to the year 2023 in style.

It was time to celebrate 12 months of hard work and welcome the new year.

It was clear from the moments captured by the nbc that everyone just wanted to unwind and have a good time.

In Windhoek, the atmosphere was filled with fun and music to suit just about everyone's taste.

President Geingob hopes to improve pension grant in 2024


President Hage Geingob says his hope is that the old-age pension grant will be increased to N$2000 or more.

Dr. Geingob says his desire is to see this happen before he leaves the presidential chambers.

Currently, over 202,294 pensioners receive the monthly old-age grant.

The Namibian leader recalled the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, which prompted the government to enact policies and provide fiscal support to businesses and cash grants to more than 500,000 Namibians.

2024: The year of expectations - Geingob


President Hage Geingob says it is clear that the year being entered, 2024, promises the delivery of tangible outcomes that have been carefully curated throughout.

Dr. Geingob christened 2024 the Year of Expectations and the Year of Elections, which will be a new beginning for the Namibian House.

The Head of State outlined these in his New Year's Message.