Namibia, Botswana and South Africa awarded UNESCO Peace Award for aquifer cooperation

Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa were awarded the UNESCO Peace Award for cooperation in transboundary groundwater governance and management in Paris, France.

Namibia and other African countries attended the two-day UN-Groundwater Summit, which was themed "Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible." The gathering looked at various aspects, such as how African countries can cooperate in groundwater management and utilization.

LPM leader Swartbooi kicked out of PAP

Loide Kasingo, the leader of a delegation of lawmakers in Namibia to the Pan-African Parliament has refused to shed light on a heated incident involving one of its members in a recent session, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The leader and chief change campaigner of the Landless People's Movement Bernadus Swartbooi was asked to leave a plenary session by security personnel for allegedly using foul language, a few days ago.

Public urged to remain calm as RFA introduces toll gates

The Chief Executive Officer of the Road Fund Administration has called on the public to remain calm amid the rising panic, as plans to introduce toll gates along 23 road sections in Namibia will force motorists to dig deeper into their pockets.

Ali Ipinge, instead, says Namibia stands to earn up to N$750 million in yearly earnings to upgrade and maintain its prestigious roads using toll gates, which he insists are common across Africa, Europe, and large parts of Asia.

NAM and SA conclude Indoor Hockey Series

Namibia's indoor hockey women's team claimed the indoor series this past weekend, while their male counterparts had to settle for second place against neighbors South Africa. 

The 10 test Indoor Hockey Series between both the women's and men's  teams of Namibia and South Africa concluded on Sunday. 

In the ladies series, Namibia got the better of South Africa dominating the series with 2 wins, 2 draws and a loss. 

In the opening game Namibia beat South Africa  2-0, while in the second game Namibia once again walked away with a win - beating SA 2-1

Sara Ekondo wins Capricorn Foundation Food Waste Challenge competition 

Sara Ekondo, from Awana Foods, which provides solutions to stem the sourcing of excess and b-grade produce from farmers, walked away with N$100,000 in prize money.

Ekondo was among the 101 applicants from six different countries, such as South Africa, Botswana, India, Portugal, Namibia, and Kenya, who participated in the Capricorn Foundation Food Waste Challenge competition.

Petwa Foundation in dire need of donations

The Petwa Foundation, a registered welfare organisation that aims to tackle issues facing communities, is in dire need of donations and sponsorships to meet its obligations.

The Foundation, among others, supplies young girls with menstrual cups that last up to ten years.

The Petwa Foundation was founded by Dr Twahafifwa Nambuwa. 

The Foundation offers services such as cervical cancer screening, general consultation screening, COVID-19 vaccinations, and the donation of wheelchairs.