South Africa Dominates Zone 6 Beach Volleyball Tour


South Africa asserted dominance in the Zone 6 Beach Volleyball first leg, with both their men's and women's teams emerging victorious in the Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) Zone 6 Beach Volleyball Tours held at the DTS Sport grounds in Windhoek, the capital city.

In the men's matches, the South African team, comprising Danilo and Guther, secured the first set by a score of 21-17 against Botswana. Guther, whose exceptional defensive blocks played a pivotal role. However, Botswana's representatives, Jack and Baleofi, rallied in the second set, winning it 21-16. 

Business community urges extension of BIPA's Annual Duty Penalty Waiver Programme


The business community is requesting Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) to extend its Annual Duty Penalty Waiver Programme, which ended today.

Long queues could be observed at Windhoek's Grove and Maerua Malls as business owners hurry to have their penalties waived.

The process began in January, and business owners are complaining about the slow service at both locations.

Registered business owners are required to pay an annual fee of N$120, and failure to pay results in penalties.

Family receives new national documents after losing everything in shack fire


A family from Windhoek's Hakahana Residential Area, who lost their national documents in a shack fire this month, were issued with new national documents at no cost by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security in Windhoek.

Recalling the ordeal which happened on Independence Day, 33-year-old Fransina Hamunyela says no one was at home at the time of the fire.

They lost most of their belongings and documents in the blaze.

Green Hydrogen projects to commence by June


The Green Hydrogen pilot projects are in full swing, with some expected to commence by June this year.

The project leaders gave an update during the Green Hydrogen Symposium held in Windhoek. 

These include the Daures Green Hydrogen Village, Cleanergy Refuelling Station, and HyRail Hydrogen Dual-Fuel Locomotive projects.

The Daures Green Hydrogen project, which is close to 80% completion, is set to produce green hydrogen and ammonia from renewable resources. 

Venezuela's Ambassador applauds growing bilateral relations with Namibia


Venezuela's Ambassador to Namibia says he is proud of the trajectory of bilateral relations between the two countries.

Omar Paredes paid a courtesy call on President Nangolo Mbumba at State House earlier on Wednesday.

The recent inaugural Namibia-Venezuela Joint Commission of Cooperation meeting saw the identification of critical economic areas of interest, including mining, agriculture, and housing.

Potential products for trade from both sides identified encompass fish, beef, salt, minerals, and petroleum, among others.

Informal Settlement Upgrading Pilot Project to deliver 113 new houses


The Informal Settlement Upgrading Affordable Housing Pilot Project is about to reduce the housing backlog by 113 houses as construction begins.

The houses will be constructed in Windhoek's Greenwell Matongo Extension 4.

The late President Hage Geingob once said that the living conditions in the informal settlements should be declared a national humanitarian crisis. 

The Deputy Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Evelyn !Nawases-Taeyele, reminded those in attendance of his words. 

Coastal residents grateful for free transport


Residents of the Erongo Region have voiced their appreciation for the complimentary transportation services offered to those wishing to attend the funeral of the late President.

Hage Geingob's memorial service and funeral in the capital. 

Young and old were represented by the group of residents who gathered at the regional council to board the bus destined for the capital.

Many are still reeling in shock and have expressed grief. 

They say that as the days until the burial draw near, they are forced to come to terms with reality.

Khomasdal Stadium homeless hope they are not forgotten


The homeless living at Windhoek's Khomasdal Stadium also added their voice of remembrance for the late President Hage Geingob.

Like all the people spoken to during this time of grief, they found it difficult to comprehend his death.

They found the late Geingob to be a leader who cared for the people.

During the outbreak of COVID-19, they were accommodated here, and most of them now have national documents and get monthly grants.

President Ramaphosa to pay tribute in Windhoek


South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will undertake a working visit to Windhoek tomorrow to pay his respects following the passing of President Hage Geingob.

A statement from the South African Presidency says President Ramaphosa reiterates, on behalf of the government and people of South Africa, his deep condolences to the government and people of Namibia, especially the widow, Madame Monica Geingos.