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Improvisational comedy night to keep the audience entertained to the point of tears

The FNCC will be host the fourth edition of Silly Wits on 26 October at 20:00, with tickets being sold for N$50 in advance and N$70 at the door. Silly Wits is an improvisational, sketch comedy show with a Namibian heart, inspired by the British/American show “whose Line is it Anyway” brought to you by Lavinia Kapewasha and Zindri Swartz. The show is a fast paced, no hold-bars game show aiming to keep the audience entertained to the point of tears. Apart from using pre-determined categories for each round, the show is entirely created on the night. The players...

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Developer Circles Windhoek platform launch set for Saturday

Developer Circle, a community-driven program that’s free to join and open to any developer will launch the Developer Circles Windhoek from Facebook on Saturday morning at the NBII Mobile lab, NUST. One of the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows, Lameck Amugongo, will partner with Facebook to host a “Developer Circles” workshop. The Circles are forums to share knowledge, collaborate, build new ideas, and learn about the latest technologies from Facebook and other industry leaders. Whether a member of a circle is a student learning how to code, a developer looking to turn an idea into a reality, or an experienced...

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Fish River Canyon clean-up campaign bags 82.5 kg of waste

Another successful Fish River Canyon clean-up campaign was recorded, following the 2017 operation which took place from 26 to 30 September. Established in 2014, this annual waste collection campaign was initiated and organized by the Ministry of Environment & Tourism (MET) and supported by the Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF). Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) and NamParks IV were the main sponsors of the event who sponsored first aid kits, meat, assorted drinks, T-shirts, hats and water bottles. Cable ties, duct tape, heavy duty refuse bags and gloves were sponsored by the RNF and Gondwana respectively while Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR)...

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Brahman national auction and symposium slated for next week

The Namibian Brahman Breeders Association will hold their national auction and symposium on 25 October at the Agra-BankWindhoek Ring in Windhoek. This year’s symposium is under the theme ‘Management practices for increased profit’ and the auction is not a production auction but also gives the opportunity to breeders who are not very long involved in stud breeding to market their animals. According to the organisors, the marketed animals should comply to the minimum standards of the auction and this year it will also the first time that semen of approved stud bulls will be offered. Speakers at the symposium...

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Central bank warns against participation in MyLife Change 247 scheme

The Bank of Namibia urged members of the public to refrain from participating in the promotion of activities of a financial scheme called MyLife Change 257 (MLC247) which promises customers high investment yields. After conducting investigations into the scheme, the central bank found it was in violation of the Section 5 (1) (b) and 55A of the Banking Institutions Act (no.2) of 1998. The central bank in a statement said that the scheme involves ‘peer-to-peer fund exchange’ whereby potential members of MLC247 are promised high returns within a short period of time by creating an ‘investment’ and benefiting from...

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U.S. volunteers set to assist with local education across all regions

Forty-six new U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers will be sworn in this week at the Andreas Kukuri Conference Centre in Okahandja by the U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Peter Lord. Their mission will be to help bolster local educational outcomes in 13 regions. Peace Corps is a Volunteer programme of the United States government through which American Volunteers, young and old, serve overseas for two years to offer technical assistance that helps a country build its capacity to meet the needs of its people. Before taking up their posts in various parts of the country, the trainees have undergone...

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Possible interest rate hikes to further pressure vehicle buyers- IJG Research

The current interest rate environment is unsure with South Africa teetering on the edge of a local currency credit ratings downgrade which, should it take place, will see rapid currency depreciation, IJG Research Namibia said. This, IJG Research said, will likely be followed by interest rate hikes which, along with higher prices for vehicles, will put further pressure on consumers. “However, should positive political outcomes be seen in South Africa, there is scope for currency appreciation and further monetary easing, bringing relief to Namibian consumers too, and kick-starting the economy,” the firm stated. Meanwhile, 1,163 new vehicles were sold...

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UNAM, UNDP to promote research dialogues on national and international development plans

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) and the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (FEMS) at the University of Namibia (UNAM), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)from 17 to 18 October at the Safari Hotel and Conference. The joint conference titled: Sustainable Economic Growth and Social Development will run under the theme: “Practical research towards Sustainable Economic Growth and Social Development”. The organisors this week said the keynote addresss: Research Towards Sustainable Economic growth and Social Development will be delivered by the Minister of Economic Planning, Hon.Tom Alweendo. The Conference aims to promote empirical...

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