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Author: Mandisa Rasmeni

Honouring the Great Fela Kuti the ‘old school way’

Felabration Namibia, a vinyl music event will be hosted through a partnership between FNCC and KoolTrain, a local media and events company on 28 October 2017 at 18:00. Tickets are available at the FNCC and are N$70 in advance and N$100 at the door. Felebration is an annual music festive conceived in 1998 in memory and celebration of Nigerian musician and human rights activist, Fela Kuti who passed on in 1997. Local vinyl DJ, Brother Mbango and DJ, TheNew T:Mer will be spinning vinyl records of Fela Kuti and other Afrobeat/Afrofunk artists. They will be blending music from across...

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Helping eliminate gender violence one couple at a time

Staying true to their mission, which is to help and involve both genders in the fight against violence with the ultimate aim to eliminate gender violence altogether, the Monica Gender Violence Solution (MGVS) organisation recently helped a couple in need of counselling. Petronella Namushinga, Secretary of the organisation said last week they counselled a couple [names with held] and during the counselling session they learned that the woman is being abused physically and emotionally. “We talked to both of them about how to stay away from creating violence in their relationship and also advised the man about the dangers...

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Fruit and cooldrinks for children with Down Syndrome on their special day

Since the chairman of the Down Syndrome Association of Namibia, Dr Eline van der Linden asked corporates a week ago to support the upcoming Down Syndrome Day celebrations, two major companies announced this week that they have come on board to make the day memorable for all Namibia’s Heaven Children. Earlier in the week, Pick n Pay Namibia and Namibia Breweries Ltd, both in the O&L stable, presented a substantial sponsorship in kind, to the Down Syndrome Association. The goods are for Down Syndrome Day which will be celebrated this Saturday, 21 October at Eros Primary School in Windhoek....

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Male artists join forces to discuss social ills affecting the communities

A Social Splash will take place at the FNCC on 20 October from 15:00-18:00 and male musicians are set to discuss what role their playing in the fight against social problems. The Social Splash is a campaign aimed at uniting locals to stand together to alleviate social problems and will be hosted by Namkid. Themes such as Gender violence, baby dumping, poverty, tribalism and motor vehicle accidents will be discussed and the event will be facilitated by Otto Kapuka, with the participation from Big Ben, Ixa, Sensei, Mappz, Brain the Tool and Youngsta CPT. The all male panel will...

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Mining Institute Training Centre in Arandis to accommodate more trainees

The Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT) received funding of over N$200,000 from the German Embassy to extend their textile training section in Arandis. After the extension of the textile training centre, the institute will be able to accommodate more trainees, thus offering young local placements for apprenticeships. The institute was originally founded as a training centre for mining professions but has expanded to offer 12 different training courses such as mechanics, welding, bricklaying, plastering and professions in the textile industry. The funding totalling to N$218, 314 will also be used to build a storeroom for the Arandis...

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Kavekotora chairs SADC public accounts committee group

Hon Mike Kavekotora (MP), the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts in the National Assembly, this week Friday became the new chair of the SADC Organisation of Public Accounts Committees. Kavekotora was elected at a meeting of Public Accounts Committee members at the 13th Annual Conference and 14th Annual General Meeting of the SADC public accounts organisation in Maputo. During the conference, public accounts delegates discussed the role of effective Parliamentary financial oversight to ensure transparency and control of public financial systems. The Parliament’s communication office said Kavekotora succeeds former chair, Hon Ntabiseng Khunou from South Africa....

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Stay in touch with loved ones with free wifi when cancer gets you down

“When a person is undergoing treatment for cancer, he or she is under tremendous duress. The last thing we want them to worry about is how to stay in touch with loved ones, family and friends” said the Managing Director of Paratus Telecom, John D’Alton (left) earlier this week when he announced free wifi for the Cancer Association of Namibia. Cancer Association Chief Executive, Rolf Hansen (right) could not agree more. Thanking Paratus, he said they can not fulfill their mandate were it not for the support of sponsoring partners. “This support helps the Cancer Association to avoid expenses...

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Special plight of children with Down Syndrome in the spotlight on dedicated day

Parents of children with Down Syndrome are coming together on Saturday 21 October to celebrate Namibia’s first ever day dedicated to children living with the genetic disorder. The day is organised by the Down Syndrome Association of Namibia, a voluntary parent support group that champions the lifestyle normalisation of children with Down Syndrome and young adults, and their integration into mainstream society. Although the exact number of people with Down Syndrome in Namibia is not known, the association’s chairperson, Dr Eline van der Linden said roughly one in 700 babies are born with the condition which indicates that there...

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