Sports fraternity remembers Rugby losses


The sports fraternity came together on Wednesday to pay their final respects to the late Reho Falcons rugby club Chairman, Etienne Coetzee, along with his two rugby-playing sons, Edmando and Ethan, and their close friend, Grecshlinn Bruwer, who all represented the same club.

Tragically, the four individuals lost their lives in a recent car accident, just 10 kilometers from Rehoboth.

Mourners from various backgrounds gathered at the Hage Geingob Rugby Stadium for a candlelight vigil held in their honor.

Kantema-Gaomas breaks ground at the Nkurenkuru Multipurpose Centre


The Deputy Minister of Sports, Youth, and National Service, Emma Kantema-Gaomas, officially broke ground for the construction of the Nkurenkuru Multipurpose Youth Resource Center.

Since Kavango West was declared an independent region ten years ago, the region has been operating without a proper sports field.

Sports lovers use school sport fields and other facilities for their regional sports activities.

INTERVIEW | Youth Connekt Africa Summit


The 6th Youth Connekt Africa Summit is currently in full swing in Nairobi, Kenya, marking a significant gathering focused on youth leadership and innovation for Africa's integration.

This year's summit has garnered unprecedented attention, with over 16,000 young participants, making it the most attended in its history.

More than 30 ministers from across the continent are present, engaging in a'minister's steering committee' to strategize on elevating the summit's impact in the future.

Okahao hosts ground breaking ceremony


In a significant development for sports in the northern part of Namibia, the Okahao Town Council recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the transformation of the Ehao Cultural Expo Center into a state-of-the-art multipurpose sports field.

The event took place at the Ehao Cultural Expo Centre in the Omusati Region, drawing the participation of notable figures in the sports community.

Planned 'Hall of Fame' for creatives and athletes gains support


The Deputy Minister of Sports, Youth, and National Services, Emma Kantema-Gaomas, has expressed support for the establishment of a Namibian Hall of Fame for creatives and athletes.

Emphasising the importance of honouring extraordinary talents in the creative and athletic sectors, the deputy minister highlighted the potential contribution to the enrichment of national heritage and pride.

#BeFree Ballers event raises awareness on social ills


The One Economy Foundation, under the #BeFree Banner, organised over the weekend a #BeFree Ballers event that aimed at raising awareness on social ills that often encapsulate sportsmen and women.

The awareness event focused on substance abuse, sexual health, and violence.

These are some of the issues that sportswomen and men always find themselves engulfed in.

Professional football player Thomalina Adams raised issues of inequality when it comes to the treatment and payment of female sports personnel as opposed to their male counterparts.

Sport Ministry prioritizes facilities revamp across the country


The Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service aims to prioritize the revamping of sport facilities across the country as part of their 2023/24 developmental plan.
The budget allocated to the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service amounts to over 470 million, which will be divided across various areas, including the long-awaited renovation of the country's sport facilities.

Task force set up to implement the recommendations made in 2021 APRM report 


A task force has been established to implement the recommendations made in a report on youth unemployment in the country.  

In 2021, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) published a report on Youth Unemployment in Namibia. 

The report studied the extent, nature and causes of youth unemployment in Namibia and provided recommendations for intervention by various stakeholders. 

A National Taskforce committee was then established to monitor the implementation of the report's recommendations and ensure intergovernmental coordination.

Youth Ministry launches Upshift Namibia program to promote youth entrepreneurship


The Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth, and National Services says the country must do more to tap into youth innovations to address some of the challenges it faces.

Emma Kantema-Gaomas was speaking at the launch of Upshift Namibia, a program aimed at promoting youth entrepreneurship.

The program was first launched in Khomas and is now being rolled out to the Kavango East and Omaheke regions.

Kantema-Gaomas says the youth are ready to take up the challenge of contributing to the country's socio-economic growth, but they need support.