The Namibia Press Agency, (NAMPA), was established in 1991 as a national news agency responsible for the distribution of local, regional and international news.

Shoprite workers to vote on strike

Written by Selma Ikela on 19 February 2017

WINDHOEK, 19 FEB (NAMPA)- Employees under Shoprite Holdings in Namibia are this week expected to begin voting on whether they are to embark on a national strike or not.
The Labour Commissioner on 10 February issued the 3 900 employees a Certificate of Unresolved Dispute.
The ballot process is expected to start on 22 February and run until 07th March.
Labour Consultant, Petrus Hange Zondjembo and the workers’ representative Josef Nambinga met with some of them on Saturday at UN Plaza in Soweto, Katutura to e ...


Water disruption averted at Erongo desalination

Written by Paulus Shiku on 19 February 2017

WLOTZKASBAKEN, 19 FEB (NAMPA) – Timely detection and response to the blocked water filtering membranes at Erongo desalination plant avoided a potential disaster at uranium mines.
Nampa learnt Thursday that water supply from the Areva Desalination Plant at Wlotzkasbaken was disconnected on 31 January due to a bacteria blockage in the reverse osmosis membranes.
All six processing units were removed in order to clean the membranes and restore water supply.
Plant Manager, Anthony Kostopoulus from AVENG Water Tr ...

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× OSHAKATI, 16 February 2017 - (L-R) Namibian Economic Freedom Righters (NEFF) President Epafras Mukwilongo, Commissar for Police Research and Political Education Abraham Ndumbu and National Coordinator Kalimbo Iipumbu at a media conference. (Photo by: Isabel Bento) NAMPA

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× WALVIS BAY, 13 February 2017 - Close to 300 people attended a meeting at the Kuisebmond Community Hall on Monday where housing provision was discussed by the Walvis Bay Municipality. (Photo by: Paulus Kiiyala Shiku) NAMPA

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× Protestors carry a banner showing Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and two of his closest aides, both mentioned in the Panama Papers scandal, behind bars during a demonstration called by the opposition Nationalist Party in Valletta, Malta, February 19, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

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× (170219) -- SAPPORO, Feb. 19, 2017 (Xinhua) -- The delegation of China march in during the opening ceremony of the Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, northern Japan, Feb. 19, 2017. (Xinhua/Yang Shiyao)

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× WINDHOEK, 10 February 2017- Alleged killer Petrus Piet Nakanene. (Photo by: Simon Endjala) NAMPA

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× Montpellier's French midfielder Stephane Sessegnon (L) vies with Saint-Etienne's French midfielder Jordan Veretout during the French L1 football match between MHSC Montpellier and AS Saint Etienne, on February 19, 2017 at the la Mosson stadium in Montpellier, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT

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× An artist dressed up with a costume depicting French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen parades in the streets of Nice for the 133rd edition of the Nice Carnival on February 19, 2017 in Nice, southeastern France. The Nice carnival runs until February 25, 2017 under the theme "The King of Energies". / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE

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× Napoli's Nikola Maksimovic, left, reaches for the ball during a Serie A soccer match between Chievo Verona and Napoli, at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (Filippo Venezia/ANSA via AP)