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Romeo Goliath (right) in action against Kevin Vleermuis. Photo: Helge Schütz

JORICK Muir of Windhoek Wrestling Club and Andreas Thomas of the After School Centre walked away with the main prizes at the National Wrestling Championships in Windhoek on Saturday.



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Whizz Young Blood releases Regrets

CHARLOTTE NAMBADJA

WINDHOEK artist and poet Seth Eiaseb known as Wizz Young Blood has released a single titled Regret, featuring South African singer and song writer Shakuna.


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      US launches women entrepreneurs academy

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      Lisa Johnson

      LISA Johnson, the United States' ambassador in Namibia, yesterday launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) programme in Namibia.

      The programme was established in 2019 and provides women with the tools needed to create and grow their own businesses, raise capital, and effectively network with other successful business owners.

      The first group for 2020 will consist of 28 participants from Windhoek, who will receive their training virtually, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

      In 2021, the academy programme will deliver additional training courses to participants at Walvis Bay, Ongwediva, and Keetmanshoop.

      The US embassy hopes to grow the programme to train more than 100 Namibian women annually.

      Johnson said women in Namibia have made outstanding achievements in the private sector, starting businesses in fields as diverse as software development, skin products, agriculture, hospitality, and business consulting.

      “These businesses employ people and provide meaningful services that strengthen their communities, regions, and Namibia as a whole. The Academy of Women Entrepreneurs programme will empower Namibian women to continue launching and growing successful businesses,” the ambassador said during the virtual launch.

      The programme will be facilitated locally by the US exchange programme alumni Claudine Mouton (SME Compete co-founder), Elzaan de Wee (Theatre Nights co-founder) and David Sebulon (Glowdom Foundation founder).

      The Academy of Women Entrepreneurs is a global programme run by the US department of state and currently empowers women entrepreneurs in more than 50 countries.

      The programme was developed to support the White House-led Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, which is designed to support women worldwide in fulfilling their economic potential.


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