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Local football action returns – MTC, FNB inject financial aid

The much anticipated Namibia Premier league (NPL) makes a return to our shores on Friday as African Stars and Orlando Pirates opens the 2017/18 season under the floodlights atthe Sam Nujoma Stadium at 20h00, the NFA website stated. Following over a year in the doldrums, the people’s weekend bread, the NPL was officially launched on Wednesday morning at the NBC Studios in Northern Industrial Area in Windhoek, with Namibia’s sports chief benefactor MTC once again reaffirming their support with N$15 million for each of the coming three seasons. Another sponsor of the league will be First National Bank (FNB)...

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Gondwana now offers online shopping on new website

The Gondwana Collection became the first local company in the tourism sector to integrate the INNkeeper booking system with a custom built E-commerce shopping cart function seamlessly into a new fully adaptive and responsive website. The new website which went live recently, now offers a new shopping cart function where clients can conveniently plan and book entire trip at once. According to Gondwana one can select and pay for more than one property at once and an integrated map functionality shows the route description. “Clients will be able to create a profile and account on the store. Online shopping...

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Namib wild horses on their last legs – only surviving through human intervention

One of Namibia’s top ten tourist drawcards is doomed unless serious intervention takes place in the near future. According to the Namibia Wild Horses Foundation, the once-thriving groups of wild horses around Garub in the Namib Naukluft Park have now been decimated to only 130 animals with a glaring distortion in the population demographics, only 40 are mares, the rest are all stallions. The situation of this last group is precarious. Since 2013, the southern Namib has experienced a continuous drought reducing natural fodder to zero. The fouls have also been taken by hyenas with not a single one...

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Youth Orchestra to host diversity concert

The Youth Orchestras of Namibia (YONA) will present the concert “Many tribes, one nation: a celebration of unity within diversity” on 3 October. The concert will take place at Suiderhof Primary School Hall in Windhoek, and is part of the German Weeks 2017. The youngsters of YONA have been learning string instruments, percussion and recorder since March 2017. At this concert, they will play and sing Tangeni learns, a song cycle by Engelhardt #Unaeb; as well as a selection of Namibian and German folk songs. Other highlights will be works by Mendelssohn and Franck, with the themes of peace...

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Early childhood development gets boost from Gondwana

Children close to the Hakusembe River Lodge will now have a place to interact and grow as part of their early childhood educational needs following the official opening of the new Paukeni Kindergarten. The kindergarten was recently reconstructed through the Hakusembe Community Development Fund, which will be administered by the newly established Gondwana Care Trust. The new building of the kindergarten was officially opened by the Headman of the Sikondo village, Alfons Kavera. A jungle gym was also constructed for the kids inside the fenced school yard, as the previous kindergarten building was badly damaged during the last rainy...

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New amenities in Sikondo show villagers the benefits of tourism

When the Headman of Sikondo village in Kavango East, Alfons Kavera pumped the first clear water last week from the new well in the centre of the village, he was able to give a tangible demonstration of the local benefits of international tourism. A proud Headman Kavera informed his villagers that the borehole on which the water pump is installed, was drilled and equiped with funding that came from the Hakusembe Community Development Fund. Hakusembe River Lodge, situated some 16 kilometres upstream from the Kavano East administrative capital, Rundu, is one of the lodges operated by Gondwana Collection. The...

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Heritage week brings food lovers traditional dishes at FNCC

The FNCC will be displaying the Namibian and African gastronomy on 22 September from 16:00 to 21:00 as part of Heritage Week. The Heritage Food Market will aim to promote Namibian traditional food, showcasing a wide array of the country’s diversity. Namibian as well as African traditional food samples will be on display for the general public, who will be able to learn more abut local culinary traditions. Therefore visitors can expect stalls with Namibian traditional food such as mopane worms, pap, spinach, mahangu, dry meat, braai, organic smoothies, cupcakes, some West African specialties as well as some Namibian...

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Career expos guide youth to make that all-important future choice

“I like what’s happening here as I am interested in becoming a pharmacist one day. My passion is the field of medicine,” said 17-year-old Moses Moses when he wrote his name on the glass plaque at the recent career fair in Windhoek. Moses hails from Otjiwarongo where he attends Donatus Secondary School. He travelled all the way to Windhoek on his own initiative just to learn about study opportunities for his chosen career in pharmacology. The career fair was one of three events targetting the youth to sensitise them about careers and further education. The other two events comprised...

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