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Namibian footballers off to great start in foreign leagues … as Shilongo and Hotto fly out of the starting blocks WINDHOEK – The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF), one of the largest Namibian beneficiary shareholders in Shoprite Holdings, has spoken out against the ill treatment of workers and indecent wages at Shoprite, as well as its support for the calls for Shoprite to drop the lawsuit against its workers. WINDHOEK - The City of Windhoek has cautioned residents of the cosmopolitan that if they do not save water, a crisis similar to that of Cape Town could be inevitable. WINDHOEK - Local communities and indigenous people in Africa will converge in South Africa next month to exchange ideas as to how best they can fairly and equitably benefit from their genetic resources and related traditional knowledge. WINDHOEK – Efforts are underway to achieve land degradation neutrality (LDN) in Namibia and a pilot project by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism on the new global concept started in March this year. WINDHOEK - The bail hearing of Erastus Heita, a Windhoek resident accused of gunning down the mother of his children and girlfriend in Otjomuise last year has been postponed. The debate on whether there is ancestral land in Namibia has defied pressure to recede for good. There are calls that the discussion on ancestral land is misplaced and must cease, amid rage contained in the breasts of communities whose ancestors lost land and wealth. ‘This issue has history’. That was my first statement when I was interviewed on Radio Energy this past month about small to medium enterprises who have their money stuck in the defunct SME Bank as recently reported in New Era. WINDHOEK – Junior Baiano Industrial Consultants, a company which started operating in 2011, is making major waves in the construction, mining and logistics industries. Recently, the 100 percent Namibian company has diversified its interests even more with the launching of a brand-new clothing line. WINDHOEK – The angling industry at the coast continues to gain popularity as more individuals fish for sporting purposes. With her experience, Jana Kruger, grasped the opportunity to cater to the needs of customers within the industry and is focused on making it a success despite the challenging economic times. WINDHOEK - Maltas Club Namibia recently took their annual experiential learning trip to Cape Town and Stellenbosch in South Africa. WINDHOEK - Life tells the best stories - and the stories author Hanna Schott told her young audience of Grades 1-4 learners at the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule (DHPS) in Windhoek recently were indeed as colourful and varied as life itself. Beatrix Vivian Jahanika Ujamba, 26, lives and works at the Young Africa Skills Centre in Walvis Bay but grew up in Otjiwarongo where she attended and matriculated from Paresis Secondary School. Life Skills is one of the most underrated, disregarded and un-valued subjects at school. People around me mostly complain about how tough times have become with everything getting more difficult at every new stage of life as you grow. USAKOS - The tiny oasis town of Usakos holed up in the mountainous Erongo Region, came to life during the 4th edition of the annual Sports and Entertainment Festival at the Hakaseb sport field,last weekend. WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Environment and Tourism says some of the demands made by the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) staff, during a peaceful demonstration earlier last month are incomprehensible, as some may require money and this can only be done as and when the funds are available. WINDHOEK - The International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), in collaboration with the National Youth Council of Namibia and the Namibia Youth Development Organisation, are spearheading the “We Are One” intergenerational dialogue. WINDHOEK - Right in the middle of the silver corrugated iron sheet shacks at the sprawling informal settlement of Havana is a purple structure that catches the eye at first sight. WINDHOEK - The Namibian Police at Otavi have requested members of the public to help them trace the whereabouts of a 24-year-old woman whom they want to question on an incident related to N$46 000 worth of stock and hard cash.