Town Councils owe NamWater N$ 1.2 miln

In 2020 Town Councils across the country were instructed to provide water to all residents, irrespective of the state of their accounts during the Covid-19 pandemic. This has caused water bills to accumulate and as a result, municipalities owe NamWater an estimated $...

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Forensic scientist Dr. Ludik dies

Prominent forensic scientist and former director of the Namibian Police Forensic Science Institute, Dr. Paul Ludik, has died. He was 61. The Namibia Press Agency reports that Police Spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, confirmed Ludik’s death in a...

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Afghanistan asks for help

The Afghan government is asking the international community for help as the death toll from Wednesday’s earthquake continues to mount. Ishan Garg reports that observers say agencies such as UNICEF and the World Food Programme may have to step up efforts, especially as...

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Zondo says Ramaphosa should have done more

The fourth instalment of the findings of the Zondo Commission into State Capture suggest that President Cyril Ramaphosa could have acted against some of the allegations against his predecessor, Jacob Zuma. The AFP news agency, in an article which can be read in full...

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Biden calls for 90 day ‘gasoline holiday’

US President Joe Biden called on Congress to suspend the federal gasoline tax, saying that “by suspending the 18 cent federal gas tax for the next 90 days, [they] can bring down the price of gas and give families just a little bit of relief. He also said that states,...

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Shoprite commits to working with smaller suppliers

South African Retailer Shoprite has launched a new division that will help to grow and provide commercially viable small and medium sized enterprises with access to its market. Fin24 reports that, called Shoprite Next Capital, the entrepreneurs will be supported with...

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Green Hydrogen being taken seriously

Al Jazeera reports that after years of being talked up as a potential game-changer, what has been billed as the fuel of the future is at last receiving serious financial and labour force commitments from governments and big business. In the Asia Pacific, Australia,...

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South Africa drops Covid mandates

South Africans no longer need to wear masks indoors in public settings, while limits on gatherings, and border checks – including for vaccination status – have also been dropped. This as Minister of Health Joe Phaahla repealed the relevant Regulations Relating to the...

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Shangula says no ‘pandemic treaty’ exists

Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, said no representative of the Namibian government has signed or ratified any 'pandemic treaty' as it does not exist yet. This, the Namibia press agency reports, after a group, calling itself Concerned...

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