Government committed to ensure citizens have access to basic needs- Theofelus


Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus, re-affirmed the government's commitment to ensuring that all citizens reap the benefits of independence. 

She stated that providing access to basic and essential needs is crucial for the development and well-being of every Namibian.

Addressing the residents of Oshikunde Constituency during the belated 34th Independence celebration held at Oshifitu Village in Ohangwena Region, Theofelus says since Independence, so many dreams have been realised as a result of economic emancipation.

World Press Freedom Day celebrated


World Press Freedom Day | President Nangolo Mbumba has reiterated the government's commitment to press freedom, saying it is cherished and Namibians will continue to live by the law.

Dr. Mbumba joined media practitioners across the globe in commemorating World Press Freedom Day 2024 under the theme, "A Press for the Planet: Protecting Journalists and Scientists in Defence of the Environment."

Dr. Lemmer High School celebrates its 75th anniversary


In a jubilant celebration of 75 years of commitment to empowering learners and shaping future leaders, Dr. Lemmer High School marked this milestone with the Nedbank Relay Championship competition.

The event was filled with various activities, including the 100, 200, and 400-metre runs. 

Teachers and learners from schools as far as the Namakwa Region in South Africa joined the celebration, highlighting the school's impact beyond its immediate community.

Congregants commemorate resurrection of Jesus Christ in Katutura Parish


Congregants gathered at various worship houses to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

One of these places was Tanidare Parish in Katutura, where they assembled from five o'clock in the morning to celebrate the resurrection of Christ.

The congregation had been engaged in activities since the previous week, which concluded with songs of praise.

According to the Bible, Jesus was crucified for the sins of the world and resurrected on the third day, a Christian tradition known as Easter.

Zambezi to host independence celebrations


The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology announced that this year's Independence Day celebrations will be held at Katima Mulilo.

The day marks the country's 34th independence anniversary.

All Namibians are invited to Katima Mulilo to celebrate the day that paved the way for Namibia's freedom.

The Executive Director of the Ministry, Dr. Audrin Mathe, announced in a statement that the Zambezi Region was chosen to host this year's Independence Day celebrations. 

Walvis Bay 30 years re-intergrated


Namibia celebrated 30 years since the full and formal re-integration of Walvis Bay and its 12 offshore islands.

30 years ago, on March 1, 1994, the Walvis Bay and Off-Shore Islands Act 1 of 1994 came into force, making Walvis Bay and the off-shore islands, in terms of Article 1 of the Namibian Constitution, part of the national territory of Namibia.

Following the independence of Namibia and notwithstanding Article 1 of the Namibian Constitution, Walvis Bay and the off-shore islands continued to be controlled by South Africa, under the laws of South Africa. 

Namibia commemorates International Day of Education


In these challenging times, Namibia's commitment to peace must go beyond conventional security measures.

The Deputy Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture said this at the commemoration of the International Day of Education. 

The celebration aims to commemorate the essence of education.

Faustina Caley says that education emerges as the cornerstone of this commitment to peace.

She emphasises that education empowers individuals to overcome challenges, equipping them with skills and knowledge to build a better future.

Oshipe celebrates and preserves Oshiwambo culture


In a vibrant display of cultural heritage, students studying Oshiwambo at the University of Namibia held their annual "Oshipe" festival to celebrate the bountiful first harvest of the year.

The time-honoured tradition holds great significance in Oshiwambo culture, with its roots deeply embedded in the customs and rituals of the Aawambo, the largest ethnic group in Namibia.

Aawambo, who originally resided in the northern central part of Namibia and southern Angola, have long relied on crop farming and animal husbandry for their livelihood.