An extortion ring operating across international borders has been busted after targeting mainly prominent businessmen, extracting more than N$1,2 million and attacking and robbing a police team during their investigation.In a separate and unrelated event, another Tsumeb businessman, Karel “Kallie”...

News

Thunder in the sky

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 08:00

In 48 hours, the skies over the Hosea Kutako Airport will thunder with the sound of aircraft engines at the Trustco International Air Show organised by AOPA. The Thunder City Buccaneer is one of the attractions of the show for which tickets are available at all Computicket outlets.

Deputy minister’s anti-gay rant

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 08:00

Namibia’s Finance deputy minister, Natangue Ithete, launched a scathing verbal attack on homosexuality this week, declaring to Ministry of Finance staff in Walvis Bay that African culture does not entertain gays.

Politics, drugs ruined me - DJ Tay-Z

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 08:00

Oshakati-based DJ Tay-Z, real name Petrus Sunday Taya, who had produced some of the current top musicians in the North in the 90s and early 2000, claims that empty political promises made to him during the 2004 elections turned him into an alcohol and drug addict.

Sport

Bowling team to Zim

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 08:00

The International Quadrangular Bowling Tournament is to be hosted in Bulawayo, Zimbab-we from the 31st of July until the 2nd of August. Namibia will be battling it out against counterparts from South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Business

No more bank books

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 08:00

FNB Namibia is to phase out book-based savings accounts. Such accounts will no longer be available to customers younger than 55 and no new accounts will be opened for customers as from 10 August.

Editorial

The Behavioural Investor

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 08:00

In a week where the world has seen major volatility in its major markets and commodities, with the Chinese stock market resuming its plunge despite Herculean efforts by the People’s Bank of China to arrest the fall, including establishing a Plunge-Protection Team, as well as threats to arrest sho

Renewable energy could save the day

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 08:00

The biggest threat to the Namibian economy is the uncertainty whether the country will have sufficient electricity to power industries and light up the population in the next 20 years or so.

Patience is power

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 08:00

THERE is not a more opportune time to apply the brakes of caution and reason than with the accelerating action on the urban land shortage that Namibians have witnessed over the past 48-hours.

Northern

Oshakati streets raise hackles

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 08:00

Oshakati town council is accused by some residents of ignoring their quest to have their streets renovated which are full of potholes and causing damage to their cars.

Coastal

Weekend of fatal accidents

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 08:00

Walvis Bay was set back with two road deaths over the weekend, one which claimed the life of a French tourist on Saturday, 25 July, and the other of a pedestrian at the town’s entrance on the coastal road.

Speed

Auas helps the watch

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 08:00

AUAS HELPS THE WATCH: Auas Motors Otjiwarongo recently renewed their sponsorship to the Otjiwarongo Neighbourhood Watch with the use of a new Isuzu KB bakkie to combat crime in the town.

Entertainment

Christmas in July display

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 08:00

Imagine celebrating Christmas in July already, and that’s exactly what an exhibition, ‘Christmas in July’, that opened at Omba Gallery in Windhoek last Wednesday, is doing, when it instantly puts the visitors into the festive season mood.