Windhoek Observer

Ndaitwah won’t take bulls**t

Ndaitwah won’t take bulls**tTHE outgoing chairperson of the National Wildlife Resort (NWR) board, Jackie Asheeke, says that Minister of Environment and Tourism Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has thrown her under ‘a political bus’ by dismissing her.

Asheeke received a letter from Ndaitwah last week Tuesday, 3 July 2012, stating the reasons why the minister gave her notice of dismissal.

Bakpro baking competition on

NAMIBIAN flour manufacturers Bakpro launched a national baking competition at the annual Tourism Expo that started in Windhoek on 8 June.
The competition, which Bakpro has split into two categories for amateurs and professional bakers, will start on a regional basis before going national. The finals of the competition will be held in Windhoek on 5 and 6 October this year.

Black A-moor claims his space

CLIFTON Rodger may not be a household name in music yet but he is fast making his way to the top.
Rodger (32), who goes by the stage name Black A-moor, is based in Walvis Bay although he is originally from Windhoek.
He was drawn to music from an early age. “Musician back then focused on the lyrics, it influenced people’s lives,” he says, and that is what made him want to start rapping.

Man shot dead over cellphone

A MISUNDERSTANDING over a missing cellphone resulted in a man shooting another in cold blood in Oshakati last Friday.
Hengombe Victor Gali (32) appeared in the Oshakati Magistrate court on Monday for the fatal shooting of Josef Lotto Naipadi whom he suspected of stealing his cellphone at Y2K Bar at Oshoopala location in Oshakati on Friday afternoon.

More universities needed: Shivute

THIS week the Windhoek Observer met Mocks Shivute, the Executive Director of the National Council for Higher Education.

Prior to taking up this post, Shivute served at the National Planning Commission and was also the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.

Not busting budget for Epangelo

Epangelo-MiningSTATE-owned mining company Epangelo will have to come up with a plan to raise capital on the financial markets as the Government has no plans of massively funding the company, Minister of Finance Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said in an interview last week.

Tax reforms roll in


THE Ministry of Finance has drawn up a draft on the proposed differentiated rates of tax on exported minerals, which was one of the new tax proposals announced in this year’s budget.

Amakali double exposed

Amakali double exposedLUKAS Amakali will hold an arts exhibition titled “Watch this Space” at the Omba Art Gallery starting on June 11.
This will be his eighth exhibition and will consist of 29 pieces that Amakali says he began working on in 1995 when he first started with art. He says: “Art work is never complete; it is work-in-progress.”

Kaimbi predicts win over Liberia

inside sports15BRAVE Warriors midfielder Lazarus Kaimbi feels Namibia should take advantage of the slow Liberian defence to win and advance to the group stages of the 2013 AFCON qualifiers.

Omaheke in-fighting continues

PEOPLE cite hunger for top positions in the Omaheke region as one of the major reasons why Swapo members have delayed district conferences in some constituencies.
Sources within the Swapo party in Omaheke say so far, out of the five constituencies that are in the region, only two have had conferences.


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