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Author: Mandisa Rasmeni

Christmas book captures the cultural identity of Namibia

The Namibian Christmas Book ‘Every December’” which was launched earlier this month was well attended by authors, visitors, VIPs, representatives of embassies and members and friends of Namibian Scientific Society (NSS). The society said that what started as an attempt to define the cultural identity of Namibia became a collection of poems, stories, songs and photos all so typically Namibian. To get the process of publishing the book, the society in July invited locals from all walks of life to submit their stories, poems, painting, illustrations and even songs to compile the Christmas Book. The Society received text that...

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Coast to host the Swakopmunder Musikwoche this weekend

Approximately 220 people will take part in the 2017 Swakopmunder Musikwoche concerts which will take place on 15-16 December at the Namib High School hall in Swakopmund. Ailly Namupala, Namibian Musician took over as the Organizational Director of the Musikwoche, while internationally acclaimed Conductor from Germany Cornelia von Kerssenbrock was appointed as Musical Director and the them is “Let’s Dance”. Audiences will be treated to the “Sacrificial Dance” from Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky, the Jazz Waltz by Dmitri Shostakovich, Pomp and Circumstances March no 1 by Edward Elgar, the Valse Triste by Jean Sibelius, the “Polonaise” from...

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Tourism industry stakeholders eye a cleaner Namibia in the near future

For their new year resolution, key stakeholders in the local tourism industry have decided to focus on not only increasing awareness about waste management initiatives to ensure a cleaner Namibia. Stakeholders which include, the Eco Awards Alliance, the Hospitality Association of Namibia, the Federation of Namibian Tourism Association in Namibia (FENATA) and the Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) make up team. According to the stakeholders, Namibia’s pristine qualities, which had been used effectively to attract visitors to country, have been spoilt by residents and visitors who leave tracks of waste behind. The stakeholders, addition to Clean-up campaigns vow to ideally...

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St Helena flight pit-stops in Windhoek but locals can not board

The very first SA Airlink flight from Johannesburg to St Helena landed at Hosea Kutako International Airport on 16 October, to refuel for the second leg of its four-hour flight to reach the island. Initially, the planning was to allow passengers to board in Windhoek for St Helena but this has not materialised. The flight to St Helena still makes a stop at Hosea Kutako but only to refuel. No passenger service is available for Namibians, or tourists in Namibia, to travel directly to St Helena. At this stage, all travel to the island must first go via South...

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University of Science and Technology students afforded internship at local IT company

The University of Science and Technology (NUST) and Headway Consulting renewed their Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to facilitate Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for students. The purpose of the WIL programme is for students to undertake an internship that enables them to apply theoretical knowledge gained from their studies in a practical setting Jan Coetzee, Managing Director of Headway Consulting said that with the an ever evolving technological landscape, graduates are needed “Headway thinks it is essential that we actively participate in this programme to ensure Namibia has local capable resources to contribute to the development of Namibia with tailor...

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Local musician creates own unique Braai spice

EES a popular Namibian artist has just released his own Braai spice called “Nam Flava Spice”, which is available at a filling quantity of 150ml, at a retail price of N$37 at any Pick n Pay, Woerman Brock, Spar and selected other stores. EES said that he has always put all his effort into making quality products and that there are to many fly by nights that just release cheap products to get rich overnight. “But it is time that Africa gets used to quality products and supports the local markets,” he added. “The Nam Flava Spice can be...

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812 entries received for the NAMA awards

Organisers for the NAMA Awards announced that a total of 812 entries were received for the ceremony event set for 28 April 2018. Umbi Karuaihe-Upi, Executive Chairperson of the NAMA’s said this was indeed remarkable and impressive considering that they have tweaked the format of categories for the pending awards slightly differently which included a drop in some of the categories. “Amongst the notable changes, was the reversion to a none day event for 2018, a departure from the two-days-two-event, whole weekend fiesta it had adopted since 2014,” she explained. The committee said that this are not the final...

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Workshops to improve management of communal land launched

A fortnight ago, a series of regional inception workshops to launch the Empower to Adapt: Creating Climate Change Resilient Livelihoods through CBNRM in Namibia or the CBNRM EDA Project kicked off in Rundu. The Green Climate Fund, a special financial vehicle created through the United Nations Framework to Combat Climate Change, financed the 5-year project. Presiding over the opening session, Hon Dr. Samuel Mbambo, Governor of the Kavango East Region, noted that his region was of high biodiversity significance due to ongoing conservation efforts of fauna flora and the institutional efforts of communal conservancies and community forests. Hon. Mbambo,...

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