Ida Jimmy !Ha-Eiros remembered as a fearless and selfless fighter


Residents of Luderitz remembered late Swapo Party liberation struggle stalwart Ida Jimmy !Ha-Eiros as a fearless and selfless fighter for Namibia's independence at a memorial service held in the town.

Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros died on April 3 at the age of 79.

Delivering tributes at the memorial service, fellow party members reflected on their journey with Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros during the anti-apartheid struggle era.

Honouring and celebrating her life, mourners sang liberation songs in her memory.

NCCI committed to promoting sustainable business practices


The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) remains committed to promoting sustainable and responsible business practices. 

Its President Bisey |Uirab said this at the official opening of the first-ever Namibian Local Content Conference at Luderitz on Tuesday.

NCCI, in partnership with Antila Consultancy, organised a three-day conference, which is being held on the background of the prospects for an emerging oil industry. 

Teachers at Minna Sachs Primary School feel threatened


Teachers at Minna Sachs Primary School say they feel threatened by the parents who are picketing in front of the school. 

The parents are demanding that the position of principal be re-advertised and that a person fluent in Khoekhoegowab be considered for the position since learners attending the school are from a predominantly Khoekhoegowab-speaking community.

The Kalahari Circuit Inspector, Ryan Assegaai, advised the teachers to report threatening behaviour against them to the police. 

Assegaai requested that teachers remain calm and continue with teaching.

Parents of learners at Minna Sachs Primary School reject principal's appointment


Parents of learners at Keetmanshoop-based Minna Sachs Primary School disrupted classes for nearly two hours on Monday.

They protested at the school gate and blocked the newly appointed principal from entering the school premises. 

The latest development follows a protest by the parents last week, demanding the reversal of the appointment of the principal. 

NTLA calls for inclusion on Nama & Ovaherero genocide reparations negotiations


The Nama Traditional Leaders Association (NTLA) has reiterated calls for its inclusion in the Nama and Ovaherero Genocide Reparations talks between the governments of Namibia and Germany.

Its chairperson, Johannes Isaack, repeated this demand at the annual Genocide Memorial Day at Luderitz over the weekend. 

The annual genocide commemoration themed 'Let the Blood of Our Ancestors Fuel Our Resolve for Restorative Justice' commenced with a genocide memorial walk. 

NTLA describes symposium as a success 


The Nama Traditional Leaders Association (NTLA) says the symposium attended by Nama communities across the Hardap and ||Kharas regions was a success. 

The three-day symposium themed 'Indigenous Peoples Reflections on Green Hydrogen in Southern Namibia'  held at Luderitz ended on Thursday. 

NTLA Technical Adviser Mabos Ortman says the symposium's objectives of educating and reflecting on the green hydrogen development at Luderitz were achieved. 

Namibia achieves 87% TB treatment success rate, nearing 90% target


Namibia has achieved a TB treatment success rate of 87%, 3% short of its 90% target.

Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, revealed this at the World TB Day held at Luderitz in the Kharas Region. 

With the eleventh highest TB incidence in the world, the World Health Organisation (WHO) listed Namibia as a highly TB-burdened country. 

Inclusion of Nama people in green hydrogen development stressed


The Nama Traditional Leaders Association Chairperson, Johannes Isaack, has stressed the need for the inclusion of the Nama people in green hydrogen development at Luderitz. 

He shared his sentiments at the workshop organised by the association in collaboration with the Society for Threatened Peoples. 

The workshop, themed' Indigenous Reflections on Green Hydrogen Production in Southern Namibia', was attended by representatives of traditional authorities in the south.