There is insurmountable pressure on the government to spend less on luxuries and prioritise projects and programmes that would have the greatest impact on poverty reduction and sustainable job creation.This is a sequel of the trend whereby government seems to be spending more on infrastructure for...

News

20 Years for slitting throat

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:00
Lawrence Mubita Musupali, 52, of Sibuyu village, Masida area 70km west of Katima Mulilo was convicted of murder by the Katima Mulilo Regional Court magistrate William Kasitomo and sentenced to twenty years imprisonment for killing Kaiko Simwanza Dusken.

35 years for child rapists

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:00
A male Zambian national Matebele Phiri, 30, was convicted by the Katima Mulilo regional court last week (12 November) when he appeared before magistrate Desmond Beukes for raping a six years old girl on 19 December 2012 at Nakabolelwa village Zambezi region.

Snake still haunts Otuindjo

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:00
Residents of Otuindjo village situated 120km northeast of Otjinene in Epukiro Constituency in Omaheke Region are not at ease, citing an unknown mysterious snake they believe still lives close to their water pan since December last year.

Sport

NBF hosts last 2014 tourney

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:00
The Namibian Volleyball Federation (NBF) is set to host two volleyball tournaments on 29 November at the DTS Beach Volleyball Arena in Windhoek, which will also be the last for the year.

Business

Omburu solar plant coming

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:00
InnoSun Energy Holdings staged the ground-breaking ceremony for Namibia’s first utility-scale ground-mounted photovoltaic electricity generation plant in system in Omburu, near Omaruru in the Erongo Region on Friday. 

Editorial

Try smart investments in welfare capital projects

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:00
The state allocated N$15 billion to create 130 000 jobs in three years, but only managed a minimum of 10 000 temporary jobs that were very complicated to verify and quantify by last year when the programme came to an end. 

History the final judge

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:00
The election results for foreign missions and seafaring personnel of Walvis Bay and Lüderitz are much more than a landslide for Swapo. 

When the economic outlook looks bleak …

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 08:00
Poverty in a constituted territorial integrity is the mother of all evils, and without pragmatic remedies, it will give impetus to corrupt politicians, land grabbing, crime and violence against the vulnerable members of society.

Northern

Sullaphen nabbed for fraud

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:00
A former Standard Bank employee in Ongwediva, Anthony Albert Sullaphen is currently out on bail after he made a brief appearance in the Oshakati Magistrates’ Court two weeks ago on charges of fraud.

Coastal

Harbour project strains roads

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:00
Road users are complaining over the rapid degeneration of the Rooi-bank road near Walvis Bay, since Chinese construction company China Harbour & Engineering Company (CHEC) commenced some months ago transporting rock and stone from the Erongo Quarry to the port of Walvis Bay for the const

Speed

Mahindra’s solid Scorpio

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:00
The broad-shouldered Mahindra Scorpio Pik Up has hit Namibian roads of late and this week Speed had the opportunity to take one for a test drive around the capital. 

Entertainment

Miss IUM helps fire victims

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:00
Miss International University of Management (IUM) 2014 Dorcas Mbevo has provided a helping hand to the 8ste Laan family that lost their corrugated house to fire in September.