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MICT launches three-day initiative to combat cyber threats

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In its quest to curb cyber threats as well as shape a safer digital space, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has embarked on a three-day journey to seek innovative ways to fight cyber crimes.
 
The conference will provide a platform for stakeholders to build a resilient cybersecurity infrastructure to safeguard the nation's interests and institutions, as well as elaborate on the evolving landscape of cybersecurity.
 

Career Guidance and University Readiness Conference concludes

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Senior high school learners across Namibia have been exposed to a two-day Career Guidance and University Readiness Conference, which ended today (Wednesday).

The main aim of the meeting is to empower learners with guidance and tools to make confident future academic and professional choices.

This is the second edition of the NIRO Career Guidance and University Readiness Conference, following last year's inaugural meeting, which attracted over 300 learners from secondary schools in Namibia.

ECN concerned about low turnout of eligible voters

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The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) is concerned about the low turnout at registration points countrywide.

So far, only 823,761 Namibians have registered to take part in the November 27 elections. The figure represents an average of 24,562 registered voters per day.

The |Khomas Region tops with 152,920 registered voters, followed by the Ohangwena Region at 87,441, and the Omusati Region in third place with 85,230 registered voters.

Windhoek residents urged to attend community meetings

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City of Windhoek Mayor Queen Kamati has urged residents of Windhoek to attend meetings to discuss matters of interest. 

The meetings are scheduled to run for the whole month of July.

She raised this during the monthly meeting of the City of Windhoek council.

Kamati says the topics that will be discussed will benefit the residents of the city.

Oriana Ribeiro represents Namibia in Miss Teen International 2024

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Reigning Miss Teen Namibia 2023, Oriana Ribeiro, has departed for India to represent the country in the Miss Teen International 2024 pageant.

With smiles all around, friends, fans, and family bid farewell to Ribeiro and wished her well.

She acknowledges that being a Miss Teen is not an easy task, but with the support of friends, family, and Namibians, the journey becomes easier.

"It was an intensive preparation, from beauty, mindset, speaking, walking - there was so much to it."

Sodomy legalised, but same-sex marriages not

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The ruling on the common-law offence of sodomy does not provide for the legalisation of same-sex marriages but provides for the legalisation of relationships between a man and a man.
 
The founder of FASZ Legal Consultancy, Fedden Mainga Mukwata, said this during a discussion on The Wheels of Justice programme to unpack the sodomy judgement made on Friday. 

NQA calls on training providers to apply for accreditation

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The Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) has urged training providers to ensure that they are registered and that their qualifications or courses are accredited.

This is important to instill public confidence and prevent students from wasting their time and money.

All training providers must apply for accreditation with the NQA. To ensure that accreditation standards are met, training providers and institutions must submit an application form to the NQA, along with the necessary supporting documents and a self-evaluation form.

More tertiary institutions given recognition

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The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) awarded registration certificates to seven private higher education institutions.
 
Institutions such as the University of Namibia (UNAM), the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Sunshine Private College, Lingua, Welwitchia University, Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary (NETS), Philippi Trust Namibia, and the African Leadership Institute were recognised for their work.
 

NSFAF extends non-tuition support to smaller tertiary institutions

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The government has extended non-tuition support to qualifying and eligible students at small institutions of higher learning, such as VTC and registered colleges.

Students at these institutions will now receive N$10,000 annually.

The Minister of Higher Education, Training, and Innovation, Dr. Itah Kandjii-Murangi, made this announcement during a media briefing by the Namibia Student Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF).