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.

Legal Assistance Centre serves community for past 35 years


The Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) has, over the past 35 years, done more with less to protect human rights.

However, the Centre, which depends on donor funding, is finding it difficult to reach out to all citizens who are unable to access or afford legal aid.

The LAC has been in existence for 35 years, taking on cases of public interest with a wider impact on the community. However, a lack of financial resources is posing a challenge for the centre to take on cases as desired.

Music lovers celebrate World Music Day in Otjiwarongo


Music lovers from all walks of life gathered at various outdoor spots in Otjiwarongo to enjoy the music of different genres in celebration of World Music Day.

Otjiwarongo, the heart of the Otjozondjupa Region, put together a music festival through the Directorate of Education, Arts, and Culture.

Microphones, music keyboards, guitars, and drums were the order of the day to bring good melodies and the music of Otjiwarongo musicians to life.

Music lovers in attendance shared their stories about why they love music.

Oshakati Town Council lauded for initiating Totem Expo


Elenga of Uukwambi Traditional Authority Herman Iipumbu has lauded the Oshakati Town Council for initiating a unique Totem Expo, which strives to preserve, showcase, and strengthen various cultures in Namibia.

Oshakati Town launched the 12th edition of the expo, which will be hosted in December as part of the economic revival.

Since its inception in 2012, the Totem Expo has provided a platform for various totems.

Okahandja micro-entrepreneurs unhappy with MTC stalls


Tables turned at what was expected to be an occasion of celebration at Okahandja when micro-entrepreneurs received stalls from MTC.

Beneficiaries are, however, not pleased with the donation, citing issues of safety and space.

Okahandja's microentrepreneurs were blessed with a space for them to put up their businesses and operate under a roof.

Unfortunately, the micro-entrepreneurs were not moved; instead, they were unhappy and dismayed by what was offered.

Nest Hotel celebrates 25th anniversary 


The Nest Four Star Hotel which was constructed at Luderitz 25 years ago has given the habour town a face-lift.

This is the site that was earmarked for the construction of a new harbour to accommodate larger vessels at Luderitz and is now where the state-of-the-art four-star hotel has been built.

The four-star hotel was inaugurated by Founding President, Dr. Sam Nujoma in April 1998.

That was 25 years ago, today the Luderitz Nest Hotel has changed the image of the town, which for years was anchored on the fishing and mining industry. 

Swapo Party celebrates 69 years


Swapo Party President Dr. Hage Geingob has urged Namibians to shift their focus to achieving socio-economic emancipation.

Geingob said this at the commemoration of the party's 63rd anniversary at Grootfontien in Otjozondjupa Region.

Geingob says the Swapo Party has been hard at work to ensure equal rights for all citizens as well as equitable access to health, education, food, and security for all.

City of Windhoek celebrates Fire Fighter's Day


The City of Windhoek celebrated Fire Fighter's Day on Friday.

The day is meant to honor the men and women who often risk their lives to save others.

Whether it's an uncontrollable inferno or an emergency rescue situation, firefighters are usually the first to respond.

As a result, Fire Fighters Day is an opportunity to recognize those who go above and beyond to keep the community and its property safe.

Damara clans celebrate annual cultural festival at Okombahe


The Damaran people gathered at Okombahe to celebrate the annual cultural festival, which is aimed at uniting the different Damara sub-tribes as well as showcasing their culture and traditions for the benefit of the youth.

As the ray of sunlight touched the face of the earth, the Damaran Gaob Justus |Uruhe ||Gäroeb performed a ritual ceremony upon his visit to the graveyard monument of the late leaders and unveiled new plaques in their honour.
The Damaran Gaob led the lighting of the ritual fire that represents unity among the 34 Damara clans.

Kronlein Primary School at Keetmanshoop celebrates 50th anniversary


Everyone in the community has a moral obligation to ensure that young people internalize and practice decent moral values.

Keetmanshoop Rural Constituency Councillor Gerrit Witbooi made the remark at an occasion signaling the official commencement of the Kronlein Primary School jubilee celebrations.

Current and former principals, teachers, learners, and parents descended on the Kronlein Primary School at Keetmanshoop to celebrate the school's fiftieth anniversary.