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Author: Mandisa Rasmeni

New radio station hits the airwaves

The team who created Radiowave 96.7 FM announced that JACK FM, a brand new national radio station was launched nationally on Wednesday at 6am. JACK FM will dedicate its mission to play, promote and entertain the nation with a broad and instinctive mix of music, from the past four decades, with artist from eras of The Beatles to Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones to Coldplay, The Who to the Stone Roses, Oasis to Shia. Quintin Kotze, of JACK FM said the station will explore four decades of pioneering music as well as new artists and will feature the most...

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Private collector generously donates wigs for cancer patients

From (l-r) Cancer Association of Namibia’s (CAN) Sister Cristy Kavetuna, Mrs Tresia Kamati, a breast cancer patient and recipient of the wig donations and Mrs Mudi Pontac, the good Samaritan who this week donated 42 wigs from her private collection to the association. This donation will go a long way as it will enlarge CAN’s collection on offer to assist those women who have been affected by radiation during cancer treatment. “I have a love for wigs that suite my outfits when dressing up for an occasion, but I felt the need to help women who lose their hair during...

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Aldo Behrens brings “Pontius Who?” to Windhoek stage

The Musical, Drama and Theatre production “Pontius Who?” will be staged from  27 to 29 April at the Eros Dutch Reformed Church (NG Church) in Windhoek, crafted by Aldo Behrens and presented by Bank Windhoek and Lab Theatre. Tickets are available at the Eros NG Church office for N$80. The shows start at 19:00. Aldo Behrens based his text on the story of Pontius Pilate, by Eric Emmanuel Schmitte, with a blind beggar who got his sight back and a time traveller, both being played by David Ndjavere. This year’s play will feature the well-known Big K’s Gospel Group,...

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Medic Rush treats Kaoko villagers over Mayday holiday

At the end of this month, a large convoy with around 30 medical professionals supported by another 30 members of the Hochland Roundtable 154, will depart for a 6-day tour to the Kunene Region to offer voluntary medical and health services to the local communities. Knows as the annual Medic Rush, this medical intervention targets the most remote villages in the Kaokoveld to bring medical services to people who often find it too expensive to travel to Opuwo or Ruacana for treatment. The Hochland Roundtable 154 Chairman, Basson van Rooyen has confirmed this week that the annual Medic Rush...

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National fibre network – 24 more towns covered, 40 existing sites upgraded

Telecom is expanding and upgrading its fibre network in leaps and bounds with the recent completion of installations in 24 towns across Namibia. Another 40 existing sites are in the process of being upgraded. Head of Corporate Communications & Public Relations, Oiva Angula said the telecommunications utility has been aggressively enlarging the scope of its fibre backbone to bring enhanced connectivity to both public and private users of internet services. Improving the capacity of the national fibre network is one of Telecom’s strategies to make it less dependent on copper, and to neutralise the effects of copper cables, which...

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Night vision goggles help Rhino rangers against poachers

Local company, Cymot heeded the call to help with rhino protection from Save the Rhino Trust trackers this month and availed five Night Vision Bushnell Equinox Z Binoculars, valued at N$12 000 each to help in the field especially at night. The donated binoculars are fitted with powerful infrared illumination, digital zoom, camera and video recording function, which makes it ideal for monitoring and evaluation of rhino in their natural environment. Axel Theissen, Chief Executive Officer of Cymot, said their business is based upon the desire to explore Namibia’s wide-open spaces and our special wildlife. “For the last two...

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A young man’s he(art) revealed

A young man’s he(art) by Frans Uunona which started on 13 April to 27 April is currently on exhibition at Omba Gallery. The exhibition will be officially opened on 19 April by Nicky Marais, Head of the Visual Art Department, College of the Arts at 18:00 where all artworks are available for purchase. The young man’s he(art) is an exhibition alternating the fluctuating moods of the artist. Ranging from composed line drawings and placid images to vivid and intense paintings. Frans Uuona’s art and heart hark back to the romantic and symbolist European art movements of the late 19th...

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