ST Joseph Primary School marks Constitution Day

The Office of the Ombudsman celebrated Constitution Day on Friday at St. Joseph Primary School in Rehoboth. The event was attended by Grade 7 learners in Rehoboth.

Friday marked the 34th anniversary of the adoption of the Namibian Constitution.

The event, which was also attended by the Ombudsman, Basilius Dyakugha, also saw the distribution of copies of the Namibian constitution as well as stationery to the learners in attendance.

Hardap Education Director Gerhard Ndafenongo held an information session with learners about their rights.

Kaptein Herbert George Britz of Rehoboth Baster community celebrates Geingob's life

Kaptein Herbert George Britz of the Rehoboth Baster community has described President Dr. Hage Geingob's life as complete in his service and purpose on earth and as a servant of the people. 

Britz joined traditional leaders from all over Namibia who continue to celebrate Geingob's life and legacy.

Flanked by his Kaptein's council members, Kaptein Britz said Sunday, May 4, was a dark day for the Baster Community and all Namibians.

President Geingob described as an internationalist

As the world continues to reflect on the life and impact of the late President Hage Geingob, some in civil society and the local media credit him with positioning Namibia as a respected voice on the international stage.

A charismatic man who expertly understood geopolitics and international relations, Geingob has been credited with thrusting Namibia onto the global stage, using international platforms to expound Namibia's position on global conflicts.

nbc staff urged to professionally cover President Geingob's mourning

The Director General of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (nbc), Stanley Similo, has motivated his staff to up their game now more than ever, as all eyes, both national and international, are on the national broadcaster.

In a meeting with his senior team today, Similo called for heightened levels of professionalism, both visually and technically, in the coverage of the official mourning period, memorial, and funeral services.

The national broadcaster is the designated broadcaster for the official memorial and state funeral of the late president.

Nangolo Mbumba new head of state

It was a solemn atmosphere at State House today as Cabinet ministers reacted to the passing of President Hage Geingob.

nbc Senior Producer Gordon Joseph spoke to Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah and other Cabinet ministers at the swearing-in ceremony.

Nandi Ndaitwah said Geingob's legacy would be edged into the history of Namibia, describing his life as one dedicated to Namibia and its people.

Registered bus operators unhappy with mushrooming of illegal taxis

Registered bus operators at Rehoboth have made a desperate plea for authorities to address the mushrooming of illegal taxi drivers, as discontent is brewing.

They have threatened to block the B1 road if the situation is not addressed.
 
nbc News reporter Gordon Joseph met with some disgruntled bus drivers at Rehoboth over the weekend.

The registered bus drivers say their pleas continue to fall on deaf ears, and they allege that the Windhoek-Rehoboth route is dominated by illegal buses and 7-seaters.

Christmas celebrations in Windhoek

Windhoek residents have taken to recreational facilities to celebrate Christmas with family.

For many Namibians, the Christmas holiday serves as the perfect escape from many of one's problems and offers a chance to reconnect.

While some have achieved major milestones this year, for others, it's been a year filled with regret and loss.

As such, many use these holidays as an opportunity to connect with family and remind themselves of what truly matters.

Karasburg councillors remanded in custody

Two Karasburg Town Councillors and a staff member were remanded in custody after they appeared in the Karasburg Magistrates Court on Tuesday following an arrest by the Anti-Corruption Commission.

The three are Karasburg Mayor Maria Veldskoen, chairperson of the town’s management committee Francisckus Skeyer, and its acting CEO Hansina Isaacks.

The trio, who appeared before Magistrate Samingo Kasaona while Prosecutor Esther Japhet represented the state, will submit their formal bail application on Friday.

They are charged with at least two counts of corruption.