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Mr Wessie Van der Westhuizen, Managing Director of Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL), Mrs Edla Ketji, cancer survivor, Hon Petrina Haingura, Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services and Mrs Reinette Koegelenberg, CEO of the Cancer Association of Namibia with the donation made by the Breweries to the cancer association. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni)

Mr Wessie Van der Westhuizen, Managing Director of Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL), Mrs Edla Ketji, cancer survivor, Hon Petrina Haingura, Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services and Mrs Reinette Koegelenberg, CEO of the Cancer Association of Namibia with the donation made by the Breweries to the cancer association. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni)

Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) donated N$100,000 to the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) earlier in July. The money will be divided between the cancer association and the Dr. A.B May Oncology Clinic. N$40,000 will support the awareness raising activities of the association while N$60,000 will help to support patients undergoing treatment at the clinic.
Reinette Koegelenberg, CEO of the Cancer Association of Namibia, thanked NBL for the donation and for their support to the association in fighting cancer. Koegelenberg emphasised that NBL does not only sponsor them with money but the Breweries staff also supports them throughout the year with the many activities that CAN drives.

Mr Wessie Van der Westhuizen, Managing Director of Namibia Breweries Limited said that cancer is a reality in the Namibian society and a stark reminder of this is the recent passing of the well-known and much-loved, Quinton Steel Botes. “We at NBL recognise that the fight against cancer is not an easy one therefore we would like to lend a hand where possible and as part of the Ohlthaver & List Group of Companies, we passionately live our purpose ‘Creating a future, enhancing life”, he said. He expressed his gratitude to the individuals behind the cancer association, an organisation, he said, with a reputation for their relentless commitment and dedication in support of those affected by cancer. He pointed out that the government is also committed to enhancing the well-being of its citizens and he said he is pleased to note that Namibia will be hosting the 8th ‘Stop cervical, breast and prostate cancer’, conference at the end of July, of which the First Lady, Madam Penehupifo Pohamba, is the patron.
“The conference will raise awareness especially in far off communities where access to information and services is often problematic. We look forward to positive outcomes, together with more than 2000 participants from all over Africa and the world” concluded Van der Westhuizen.

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