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From dusty streets to role model

Growing up in a poverty-stricken household and a family tragedy were the two driving forces that motivated Christine Damases-Kasi to work extra hard at her studies, which has now culminated in her being the country’s first and only PhD holder in Medical Radiation Sciences, specialising in mammography.

RCC battles to pay salaries

The Roads Contractor Company (RCC) has once again been struggling to pay its employees their salaries on time.
national 28 octA legal feud has erupted between former Namib Independent owner, Gareth Amos, and current owner, Roy Klassen, after a deal to buy the coastal newspaper went sour.
Local nurses are set to receive specialised perioperative training from British medical experts later this month.
A new chairman has been appointed to preside over the disciplinary hearing of Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service Permanent Secretary, Alfred Ilukena, the Windhoek Observer has established.

For the love of teaching

Grace Jackson (not her real name) joined the teaching profession because of her love for children. She wanted to make a difference in their lives, while also following in the footsteps of her mother, who is a retired teacher.
An ugly battle for control of the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF), between board Chairperson, Patty Karuaihe-Martin, and Chief Executive Officer, Hilya Nghiwete, has been laid bare in a lengthy letter crafted by Nghiwete.
This comes amid allegations that the board, headed by Karuaihe-Martin, is trying to push Nghiwete out of her position.
Mines and Energy Minister Obeth Kandjoze has hit back at critics of the recently established diamond marketing company, Namibia Desert Diamonds (NAMDIA), while also questioning the motive behind the attacks on the new government entity.

Gurirab’s final note to HH

Former National Assembly Speaker and Namibia’s second Prime Minister, Dr Theo-Ben Gurirab, has shared with the Windhoek Observer what he wrote in the note he threw, along with a pen, into the grave of fallen struggle icon Hidipo Hamutenya, popularly known as HH.
Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, Zephania Kameeta, says that people should not dream of tenders and driving flashy Mercedes Benz cars, but should rather invest in uplifting others.
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