Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Mon, 2012-12-31 09:51
JOHANNESBURG - CITY PRESS
With only 19 days to go before the opening of the Africa Cup of Nations, prospects of seeing full stadiums look slim. But organisers are confi dent they will reach their target of 500 000 tickets sold for the continental soccer showpiece.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Mon, 2012-12-31 09:45
OSHAKATI - MERJA IILEKA
Heavy rainstorms and strong winds are causing havoc in the North, with several people injured following the collapse of their homes.
Four people, including a sixmonth- old baby, cheated death after the walls of the houses they were sleeping in collapsed on them during heavy downpours that destroyed seven houses in Oshana alone and a school in the Omusati Region.
The walls gave in to heavy rains accompanied by strong winds sweeping across the Northern region and lasted nearly two hours on Saturday afternoon.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Mon, 2012-12-31 09:43
WINDHOEK - ELVIS MURARANGANDA
The envisaged decrease in petrol and diesel prices in South Africa will not affect fuel prices in Namibia, the Ministry of Mines and Energy says.
The South African Department of Energy announced last week that 95 octane unleaded petrol will decrease by 18 cents per litre, while the 93 octane lead replacement petrol will decrease by 13 cents per litre. Diesel will see a 27,58 cents per litre decrease effective from January 2 next year.
South African media reported that these decreases are due to an average unit over-recovery on the prices of fuel in the previous month and a reduction in the slate levy. The slate levy will decrease by 2,2 cents per litre from 15,36 cents per litre to 13,16 cents per litre. Read more about SA fuel price decrease won’t affect Nam
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Mon, 2012-12-31 09:32
WINDHOEK - SELMA IKELA
Another Caprivi high treason trial suspect has died. This brings to 22 the number of suspects who have died in custody since the first arrests in 1999.
Branson Kwala has died at the age of 75. Head of the Namibia Police Public Relations Division, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi, said Kwala was admitted to hospital two days before he passed away.
He died on December 20, at Katutura Hospital. Kanguatjivi said Kwala’s family wanted him to be treated at a private hospital in Windhoek, but the hospital said they do not admit people who are in police custody. Read more about Another treason trial suspect dies