Farm Location in Windhoek needs more taps

Residents of Farm Location on the western side of Windhoek are in need of more water points.

The residents say the one tap in the area is not sufficient, as they have to walk long distances and scramble in line for the only tap available.

Resident of Farm Location, Lukas Lukas, said, "We really need water; we came to this location a long time ago. We have been seeking water taps for some time. However, when the municipality responded, they only gave us these taps at one point, which is still a distance for many people in this area."

TKCS office inaugurated

The Ministers of Transport for Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa have inaugurated the office of the Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat (TKCS) in Windhoek.

This came after the three countries signed an agreement on the development and management of the Kalahari Corridor in 2003.

The TKCS was established and housed in Windhoek, and as a stipulation for hosting the Secretariat, the Namibian government is obliged to provide an office to be used as its headquarters.

SAPP and MSB Market Access Guide launched

The Modified Single Buyer module and the integration of the Southern Africa Power Pool electricity market will offer new opportunities for independent private producers.

It is also expected to unlock the potential of renewable energy in the region.

This was revealed at the launch of the SAPP and MSB Market Access Guide in Windhoek on Monday.

The MSB Model was introduced as a new market platform in 2019, with the aim of gradually replacing the current Single Buyer Model of power purchase only by NamPower.

|Khomanin clan fights to preserve their heritage

The ǂNūkhoe, in their relentless pursuit to preserve their cultural heritage, unveiled the long-awaited grave of Ouma Amalia |Hones. 

The gravesite signifies the historical existence of the |Khomanin clan of the ǂNūkhoe people.

The gravesite, located east of Havana, was found in 2018, and subsequently, the chief of the |Khomanin clan and the |Honen family members were notified.

Ouma Amalia |Hones was born in 1891 and was buried in 1963.

|Hones' grave signifies the existence of |Khomanin people in the modern-day Windhoek area, originally known as |Khomas.

Heroes day celebration venue move to Windhoek

The Namibian government has announced the change in venue for this year's commemoration of Heroes' Day on August 26. The event was initially scheduled to be hosted in Omuthiya, Oshikoto Region, but will now be held in the capital, Windhoek.

The Executive Director of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Dr. Audrin Mathe, announced the change of venue.

 

Mother arrested for alleged child abuse

A Windhoek resident and mother of a six-year-old child is expected to appear in the Katutura Magistrate's Court tomorrow on a charge of assault.

In a video that went viral on social media, a mother from Windhoek's Lucia Street in the Greenwell Matongo residential area is seen mercilessly beating and choking her biological child as she cries for help.
 
Police Spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, said the suspect was arrested and a case was opened by a Social Worker from the Ministry of Social Welfare who attended the incident.

"Let's Do It Namibia" donates citrus fruit trees to three different schools

Let's Do It Namibia has donated citrus fruit trees to three different schools in Windhoek.

Martti Ahtisaari Primary School is among those that received trees.

The Sustainable Environmental Education Programme is a pillar of "Let's Do It Namibia," which strives to make a change in the lives of Namibians through education and mentoring.

BIPA seeks input from stakeholders

The Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) is seeking input from stakeholders on the country's decades-old Corporate Laws.

BIPA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industrialisation, initiated the legislative reform process of the Companies Act of 2004 and the Close Corporation Act of 1988.

The review process of the Corporate Laws aims to merge the two Acts that would regulate all forms of business entities, including aspects of business rescue and corporate governance.

Group residing at informal squatter camp request government to relocate them

A group currently residing at an informal squatter camp in Windhoek's Freedom Square is requesting the government relocates them.

There are currently 26 shacks accommodating about 64 people; however, they are overcrowded, forcing some of the inhabitants to sleep out in open spaces, even during the harsh winter.

There are 14 vulnerable children here who do not get social income grants because of a lack of national documents.

Teresia Gaweses has lived here for 6 years and lives hand to mouth by selling recyclables to scrap yards.

Lady Justice Rita Tambudzai Makarau sworn as Acting Supreme Court Judge

In a step towards promoting demographic diversity in the Namibian Judiciary, Lady Justice Rita Tambudzai Makarau was sworn in today as an Acting Judge of the Supreme Court.

The ceremony, held at the Supreme Court in Windhoek, was attended by members of the legal fraternity and dignitaries.

Chief Justice Peter Shivute emphasised the importance of a judiciary that reflects the diverse makeup of the nation and highlighted the concrete steps taken to increase female representation on the Supreme Court Bench.