Miss Namibia Top 10 Finalists Visit Mbunza Living Museum


The Miss Namibia Top Ten Finalists visited the Mbunza Living Museum just outside Rundu, and the beauty queens say the experience was an eye-opener. 

Many describe the museum as a place where history comes to life. 

Here, visitors get to immerse themselves in the everyday activities of the Mbunza culture. 

Making one's way through the traditional homestead is a feast for all the senses. 

Every domestic task being carried out here is an opportunity for the young ones to learn about art, tool making, music, and even medicine. 

Placement pressures sees Narraville High School open prematurely


A new school, still to be christened and without an electricity connection or office block and further lacking teachers, opened its doors to close to four hundred learners between grades seven and nine.

The school opened prematurely on Monday due to the high demand for placement in Walvis Bay's Narraville neighbourhood.

Excitement filled the air as learners and proud parents moved to the area designated as the day's assembly point, smiling brightly from ear to ear. 

Research on Shark Island welcome


The Nama Traditional Leaders Association Chairperson, Gaob Johannes Isaack, has welcomed an investigation into the history of Shark Island, which the German Empire used as a concentration camp during the Nama and Herero Genocide of 1904–1908.

The investigation is being conducted by a London-based forensic architecture director, Professor Eyal Wiezman. Forensic Architecture is an independent university-based agency undertaking media and spatial research into instances of state violence and violations of human rights across the globe.

Efforts aimed at recognising Hompa Kandjimi-Hauwanga


Historian and University of Namibia (UNAM) researcher Shampapi Shiremo has drawn attention to the ongoing efforts aimed at recognising the late Hompa Kandjimi-Hauwanga and repatriating his remains from Germany.

This he stated in an exclusive interview with Inside The Chambers.

Delving into Kandjimi-Hauwanga's role in the early 20th century, Shiremo is currently writing a book on the late Hompa Kandjimi-Hauwanga.

Wounds of the Cassinga attack refuse to heal


Namibian history tells us how the victims of the Cassinga attack ducked for cover in a desperate effort to escape with their lives on that fateful day. To this day the memories of the events from 45 years ago are still deeply embedded in the minds of those who survived the horrific ordeal. 

When one closely examines the materials of war, one comes across an aggressive force that trampled upon a country with a population of fewer than one million people in 1978.