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Bank Launches Music Bash

King Tee Dee performing at the launch of SB.09.MF. Photo: Rinelda Mouton

THE Standard Bank 09 Music Festival (SB.09.MF), a collaboration between Standard Bank Namibia and Mshasho, was launched in Windhoek on Monday.

I was angry – Betty Davids

Betty Davids

BEATA Siteketa, also known as the socialite Betty Davids, is bent on finding justice for herself over alleged defamatory remarks made by Independent Patriots for Change spokesperson Imms Nashinge, and has registered a charge of crimen injuria with the Namibian Police.

House of Poulton Meets Mixology

FASHION designer and lifestyle enthusiast Melisa Poulton will combine her love of fashion, entertainment and food with the House of Poulton Gin Cocktail Picnic Party set to debut later this month.


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Covid-19 and tax relief measures introduced globally

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THE global response to Covid-19 has been serious, from enforcing personal protection, restricting movement and large gatherings, and even to introducing tax relief on the import and supply of vaccines, test kits and personal protective gear.


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      Air Namibia's closure could damage Swapo - Nekongo

      by Sakeus Iikela


      SWAPO Party Youth League secretary Ephraim Nekongo says the Cabinet's decision to shut down Air Namibia should be revoked because it would have a serious negative impact on the ruling party's survival.

      Nekongo in a press statement on Monday said the national airline needs to undergo “serious restructuring/reforms” as a matter of urgency.

      He claims the Cabinet was misled into approving a proposal for Air Namibia's voluntary liquidation.

      “Swapo Party Youth League (Spyl) will not support the liquidation of any state-owned enterprise or the privatisation of any state entity, and we are requesting the Cabinet to reverse the decision taken as advised by the Cabinet Committee on Treasury (CCT). We believe the CCT has misinformed the Cabinet as they did not consider the damage and impact this may bring to the Swapo Party,” Nekongo said.

      He said the decision does not in any way contribute to the country's economic revival.

      “We further disagree that the government funding Air Namibia in its current state would result in government employees not getting their salaries, increments or capital projects being put on hold,” Nekongo said.

      Spyl and the National Union of Namibian Workers met with prime minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila on Monday to discuss the Air Namibia issue and feedback on a petition submitted to the Office of the Prime Minister by trade unions.

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