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Namibia Post And Telecom Holdings Let Go Of Workers

Namibia Post And Telecom Holdings Let Go Of Workers

YESTERDAY marked the last working day of employees at the Namibia Post and Telecom Holdings. This was confirmed by the entity’s board chairperson, Ally Angula. Angula and her board members were appointed to carry out a Cabinet directive to dismantle the entity. She said one of the steps in dismantling the entity was dealing with […]

Namibia Aims For 50/50 Gender Balance Before 2030

Namibia Aims For 50/50 Gender Balance Before 2030

NAMIBIA aims to implement the 50/50 policy in line with the Southern African Development Community Protocol on Gender and Development before the set deadline lapses in 2030. The SADC Gender Protocol (SGP), which is a legally binding document and expects all states to domesticate, was signed and ratified by Namibia in 2015. At the Gender […]

Namibia: Witch Doctor’s Advice Leads To Wife Bashing

Namibia: Witch Doctor’s Advice Leads To Wife Bashing

ACCUSATIONS of infidelity have cost a 34-year-old Windhoek woman marital bliss after her irate husband assaulted her on his return from consulting a witch doctor at Okahandja Park. The witch doctor, George Daniel, had allegedly told the man that his wife was seeing someone behind his back. The couple, who asked not to be named, […]

Namibia: War Veteran Petitions UN

Namibia: War Veteran Petitions UN

Liberation struggle veterans calling themselves Namibian refugees have petitioned the United Nations (UN) secretary general Ban Ki-moon to provide them with a report concerning the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the repatriation, rehabilitation and resettlement process during and after the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 435. They also want Ban to provide […]

Namibia: Woman Stabbed And Burned To Death

Namibia: Woman Stabbed And Burned To Death

Helaria Hainane, 48, became the latest casualty of domestic violence after she was allegedly stabbed and set on fire with a chain tied around her neck at Okahamevona at Okongo last week Thursday. Hainane’s younger sister, Nadula Hainane, told New Era that apart from the burned body, there was apparently a ditch dug at their […]

Namibia: Gender Ministry Denies Financial Setbacks

Namibia: Gender Ministry Denies Financial Setbacks

THE ministry of gender has denied allegations that it has run out of funds for its monthly child welfare grants and that it was suspending the processing of new applications to next year as a result. This is despite the minister of finance Calle Schlettwein announcing during his mid-term budget speech in parliament last week […]

Community Takes Action On Gender-Based Violence

Community Takes Action On Gender-Based Violence

WITH tears rolling down her cheeks, Ouma Bertha bravely shares her story. While taking a breath from her journey by taxi, she sat quietly in the peaceful room for some minutes. With a smile lighting up her face, Ouma Bertha realised she was talking to someone who was paying attention to her story. She apologised […]

Namibia: Learners in Tents to Get a New Hostel

Namibia: Learners in Tents to Get a New Hostel

The hostel of a school in Ohangwena Region, where learners have been hosted in tents, is finally getting decent hostel facilities, close to 10 years after the initial plan to build a hostel was mooted in 2007. Ohangwena regional director of education Isack Hamatwi yesterday confirmed to New Era that a local contractor in joint […]

Namibia: Thousands of Women Get Commercial Farms

Namibia: Thousands of Women Get Commercial Farms

Windhoek — Of the 5 231 individuals who benefitted from the resettlement programme since independence to date, 1 405 are female, while 2 039 are men. The remaining 1 787 are classified as ‘group resettlement’. Director for land reform and resettlement in the Ministry of Land Reform Peter Nangolo said all landless Namibians that apply […]

Namibia: Farm Women Empowered

Namibia: Farm Women Empowered

WOMEN from various farms in the Daures constituency in Erongo will soon be qualified to choose, design, cut material and make clothes for themselves, while their families can start small sewing and clothing businesses. A nearly month-long course – a joint effort by Daures constituency councillor Kennedy !Haoseb and Women’s Action for Development (WAD) – […]