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Author: Mandisa Rasmeni

Rhino Trust challenges Namibian companies to adopt wild rhinos

It costs around N$25,000 per year per animal to protect black rhinoceros in the wild. To protect the entire population in the Kunene Region runs into millions per year. These costs are carried mostly by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in partnership with private conservation agencies. The Save the Rhino Trust came up with an ingenious idea to help cover their enormous operating costs. Named the Adopt a Rhino programme, the Trust identifies individual young rhinos and put these up for adoption by companies. One such rhino, a 4-year old male by the name of Nawalta has become...

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National song competition launched

The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture is coordinating and organizing a competition for a National Song titled ‘My Namibia’. The competition will run for a period of one month whereby the public will be required to submit original recorded songs accompanied by lyrics. The closing date for submission is 11 September at 15:00 and Windhoek based submission to be made at NASCAM House and regional submissions should be made at Ministry of Information and Communication Technology regional offices. The judges who are still to be nominated will select five tip songs and give the public a chance to...

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A new mattress and a blanket for every Moreson star

Moreson, the school for learners with special needs, received a substantial contribution from the local Round Table to improve the lives of the learners so that more attention can be paid to the academic side of schooling. The Round Table Hochland 154 donated 65 mattresses, toiletries to the value of N$3,000, non-perishable foods like oil (15 cases), long life milk (15 cases) as well as 65 blankets and old clothing, to the Moreson Special School recently. The donation came about when the Round Table Hochland 154 was approached by Anita Kreft, Prinicpal of the Moreson Special School, for any...

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Support the fight against childhood cancer

Cancer in children has become a serious concern in Namibia, hence the move by the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) and project partners to launch the “2017 Go 4 Gold in September” campaign, all in support of Namibian children fighting cancer. CAN CEO, Rolf Hansen, said they aim to sustain the Children Fighting Cancer in Namibia (CHICA) Fund and the CHICA Interim Home for childhood cancer patients and their families. Their main objective is to raise funds for the renovations and upgrades that CAN is planning for the Pediatric Oncology Wing to assist the Ministry of Health and Social...

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‘The stones that speak to you’ Exhibition on

Carved, an exhibition of sculptures by Kudzanai Katerere is currently being showcased at the Project Room on 32 Jenner Street, Windhoek West until 26 August. On 19 August the artist will also hold a presentation from 17:30. Carved is the artist first solo exhibition which illustrates his skill and range as a sculptor, from small curvaceous figurines that pay homage to women and celebrate their femininity, to his larger sculptures that work around themes of spirituality and larger than life forces on earth, therefore he is able to breathe life into stone. Kudzanai said, ‘the stones that speaks’ as...

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The well-being of children to be discussed at UNAM

The University of Namibia (UNAM) sociology department will be hosting a lecture on “What is good For Children? Social inequality and the chances of education”, by Professor Dr Klaus Peter Strohmeier, Senior Professor of Sociology Faculty of Social Science from the University of Ruhr, Germany. The lecture will be held at UNAMs Main Campus on 23 August at 17:30 in the Auditorium, ILRC (Library). The lecture will describe commonalities and differences in social inequality, poverty and marginalization in Namibia based on research of Strohmeier’s Namibian students and Germany, and their effect on the development of young children. The lecture...

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From cleaner to travel and tours owner

Sheer determination to penetrate in the entrepreneurial realm has seen Selma Jonas progress from a cleaner to become the owner of her business own business, Namibia Express Travel Tours and Information Centre. Seven years ago Jonas was nothing but a cleaner who later upgraded and worked as a waitress in Windhoek, but now she own s her own business that runs as a booking agent offering flight bookings, free travel information to local and international tourist. In addition she sells regional and international holiday packages, car rentals, tours and a variety of tourism related offerings. Jonas faced many challenges...

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Capacity crowd gathers in Ongwediva for Businesswomen conference

“In 2017, 24 of the now top 74 central government positions are filled by women. That is a meaningful 32.4% and nearly 56% more than ten years ago. It also sets Namibia at the top in the Southern African Development Community for female leaders as a percentage of all people in top positions in central government.” Special Advisor to the Governor of the Oshana Region, Mr Michael Mwinga told the delegates at the 18th Economist Businesswomen Conference in Ongwediva that Namibia has come a long way to promote the wellbeing and interests of women. “A decade ago, in 2007,...

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