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Activist points finger at GRN's fishing interests for possible trafficking

Following the Namibian police confirming that 48 persons were evacuated from two locally registered ships in Walvis Bay's harbour in suspected cases of human trafficking, it raises more questions. Independent Activist, Knowledge Ipinge says to In the Newsroom the issue might be broader than it appears. Ipinge went to the extent of pointing in the direction of politicians who has interests in the fishing sector.

Writers must create local content

There is a huge need for writers in Namibia, according to Doek’s editor-in-chief, Rémy Ngamije. Ngamije is encouraging Namibians to write more Namibian and African stories. He also says it is important that Namibian readers read local material and that will mean publishing houses will see the interest and invest more in publishing local content. Ngamije spoke to In the Newsroom...

Agronomic Board hard at work ensuring successful marketing of harvests

A record white maize harvest is expected for Namibian farmers in the in this marketing season which is nearing its end. According to Gilbert Mulonda the Namibia Agronomic Board's General Manager for Agronomy and Horticulture, they have already put measures in place to ensure that the harvests, also of mahangu, reach the market. Mulonda chats to In the Newsroom about the latest..

Local films: Demand was created by the pandemic

The Namibian Film Industry has been performing very well, both locally and on the international market despite in the impact of Covid. In the last two or so years, Namibian films have started receiving international accolades with some awards coming home. Local filmmaker and director Oshoveli Shipo says demand for local content was driven by the pandemic.

Land reform goes regional...

The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reform is busy with the appointment of the land resettlement committee members on a regional level. The appointed committee members are to undergo a series of induction programmes before they actively start with their mandates. The Otjozondjupa Regional Governor, James Uerikua, explained the process to In the Newsroom.

Agri-writers wanted before 30 October!

It's time again for the Farming Portal/Agricultural Writers South Africa's junior awards which aim to encourage accurate stories and the transmission of information within the agricultural sector. The competition also aims to create a platform where students of agriculture or journalism can publish their work. The competition closes on 30 October 2022 and winners will be announced before 30 November 2022. Johann Pretorius, CRA Media's CEO talks to In The Newsroom...

Addressing the challenges of agri in southern Africa

There is a need in the agricultural sector for the diversification of the export markets to non-traditional regions while retaining the key markets such as the European Union. Other issues are the need to improve logistics – roads, rail and ports; expansion of agricultural finance, particularly developmental finance for new entrant farmers, and the strengthening of trust between government and the industry. Wandile Sihlobo, the chief economist of the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa spoke to In The Newsroom about how these challenges are relevant to SADC.

Ministry talks about Impalila runway following deadly crash

Following the plane crash that took place at Impalila Island in the Zambezi Region, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Transport, Julius Ngweda has responded to comments on the runway's condition being in a bad state. Ngweda confirmed that the runway, among others, is in a rehabilitation process and that neighbouring countries such as Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia, want to start using the Impalila Island runway. Ngweda talks to In The Newsroom.

Venaani lashes out at Geingob for blaming colonialism

the President of the Popular Democratic Movement McHenry Venaani said the Swapo government has been in power for 32 years, but people still live in poverty, unemployment remains a crisis and our state hospitals' conditions keep becoming worse by the day. Venaani said government should refrain from playing the blame game, as they were in charge from day one and could bring change, which they haven't. President Hage Geingob recently also blamed colonialism, saying it is the reason why people are still suffering to date, because of the Apartheid era. Venaani spoke to In The Newsroom.

CAN is acquiring the land for its new palliative care centre

The Cancer Association of Namibia will soon start construction on its new Palliative Care Unit in the capital. The unit will be constructed at a cost of 10 million Namibian dollars. Palliative care is an interdisciplinary medical caregiving approach aimed at optimising the quality of life and mitigating suffering among people with serious, complex, and often terminal illnesses. Rolf Hansen Chief Executive Officer of the association says this care unit will be vital for those that are financially vulnerable and cannot afford the service. Hansen speaks to In the Newsroom...

The Namibian youth and their drinking...

Alcohol consumption amongst the youth is in the spotlight. According to stats from a 2021 Namibian schools survey project close to 70 percent of our learners drink heavilyl. Besides the physical and mental impact, social harm and random crime cause long-term impacts on our young people. Rosa Namises a community activist speaks to In the Newsroom on this, which is becoming a scourge in communities across the country.

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