Indigenous radio stations urged to strive for fluency in vernacular languages


Former nbc Executive Producer at Kati FM, Hangula Pohamba, has called on those aspiring to take up employment at indigenous radio stations to strive for fluency in their vernacular languages, saying the airwaves have been dominated for too long by foreign languages.

The 69-year-old Pohamba is one of the most fluent producers in Oshiwambo and has presented different programs for close to three decades on Kati FM.

Pohamba noted that most presenters on different language stations now use foreign languages on air, disadvantaging their listeners, especially the elderly.

UNAM rubbished allegations that students at the School of Medicine were admitted along tribal lines


The University of Namibia has dismissed allegations that students at the School of Medicine were admitted along tribal lines.

Though not verified by the institution, UNAM says only 41 of the 70 successful applicants indicated on their application forms that they were Oshiwambo-speaking.

It is a sensitive matter to talk about, but tribal allegations cloud the institution's School of Medicine and School of Surgery programs after the vast majority of those on the acceptance list at the school carry Aawambo names.

NBC's Hartklop FM partners with CAN to raise cancer awareness


The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation's Afrikaans radio station, Hartklop FM, has partnered with the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) to help raise awareness about cancer.

Breast cancer remains the most prevalent type of cancer in Namibia, with more than 3,700 cases reported in the last decade.

Women aged 55 to 60 are mostly affected, although young women are also getting diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer.