Hands-off SPYL—Swapo Party Told

…But SPYL in constitutional crisis WINDHOEK—The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) finds itself in a constitutional dilemma created by the Party elders, two senior youth executive member have said. As the stand-off on whether Secretary Elijah Ngurare should resume his duties thickens following Swapo Party Secretary General Nangolo Mbumba revelations that Ngurare remains persona non-grata to the SPYL meetings, Secretary for Labour and Justice Sydney !Ganeb(pictured) has cautioned the Party against leading the youth in…

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SME Bank vs Bank of Namibia: Rule of Law on Trial

 The SME Bank/Bank of Namibia will again take centre stage this week as High Court Judge Shafimana Ueitele prepares to deliver his ruling on the urgency of the matter. In the hearing held earlier this month, the former SME Bank directors and bank executives represented by lawyer Sisa Namandje, filed an urgent application at the High Court for a declaration that the Bank of Namibia acted unlawfully when it suspended the directors and senior executives…

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Ngurare Assumes SPYL Control, Nekundi Defiant

Elijah Ngurare has assumed control of the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) and will chair its Central Committee meeting on April 29 2017. Ngurare (pictured) this week wrote to all SPYL leadership and membership that he had with immediate effect resumed chair of the National Executive Committee, Central Committee as well as the Congress of the SPYL. SPYL deputy secretary Veikko Nekundi has been acting in Ngurare’s capacity since 2015. Ngurare, Dimbulukweni Nauyoma, George Kambala…

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Tinned matangara for SADC: DBN finances Bobboh’s splendid idea

Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) Senior Communications Manager Jerome Mutumba has announced that the Development Bank of Namibia has provided finance for African Deli, a start-up food exporter at Walvis Bay, in the Erongo Region. African Deli, the brain child of coastal businessman Sylvanus ‘Bobboh’ Kathindi will manufacture ready-made traditional African meals using beef, lamb and chicken. This will include beef and lamb matangara, which is known as mogodu in South Africa. The DBN finance…

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SADC introduces regional qualifications framework

  On 19 April 2017, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will formally launch the SADC Qualifications Framework. This is in an effort to re-commit to and make the movement of learners and workers across the region a reality. The SADC Qualifications Framework (SADCQF) is a regional framework consisting of 10 levels. The levels are based on learning outcomes and as they increase, their level of complexity also increases. The SADCQF enables member states to…

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Namibia First Lady sister lands top AU job

WINDHOEK—The African Union has announced the appointment of Ebba Kalondo as its spokesperson. Kalondo is an international strategic risk communications experts and elder sister to Namibian First Lady, Monica Geingos. Ebba has previously worked as a UNICEF Communications Specialists for conflict areas such as the DRC and is a former senior editor for France24, in Paris. “I personally believe that working internationally and having a pool of nationals in the international arena is a measure…

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Bushiri prophesies uprising against Namibian President

WINDHOEK—Controversial African prophet Shepherd Bushiri has made a stunning prophecy on Namibia and President Hage Geingob. Speaking from the Pretoria headquarters of his Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG), Bushiri, towards the epilogue of his Easter service yesterday (Easter-Sunday) asked for the Namibian flag, before praying for it on live television. “I see trouble in Namibia. In five months, I see people sad,” he said to over a hundred thousand congregants in attendance and watched by…

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The Hidden 25% Debate: To BEE or not to be?

WINDHOEK—Following our article on Namibia making it mandatory for 25% ownership of white owned businesses being sold to black, the chairperson of the Law Reform and Development Commission (LRDC) Yvonne Dausab who is also principal Special Legal Adviser to President Hage Geingob sought to clarify the issue, saying it is not yet law but just a draft bill. “Firstly, the draft bill is not law yet so it is not correct to state government will…

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Indongo now set for huge Las Vegas fight

Little-known Namibian police officer Julius is now lined up for a multi-million US dollar Las Vegas super fight after he stopped Ricky Burns in a world champion unification bout on Saturday night in Scotland. Initially the big money-fight was tipped for Burns as pundits wrote-off Indongo. All that has changed with Terence Crawford unbeaten WBC/WBO super lightweight champion (30-0, 21 KOs) and fellow American Adrien Broner (33-2,24 KOs) now eager to put Indongo in a…

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Namibia to make white-owned businesses sell 25% stake to blacks

WINDHOEK – President Hage Geingob has said Namibia will make it mandatory for white-owned businesses to sell a 25% stake to blacks, calling the country one of the most unequal in the world. A draft bill on the Namibia Economic Empowerment Framework (NEEF) was expected to be tabled before his cabinet soon, Geingob said in a speech on Wednesday. Whites make up only about 6% of Namibia’s population of 2.4 million, but overwhelmingly dominate business…

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