NAC retrenches all workers


WORKERS at the Namibian Airports Company (NAC) were informed that they would all be retrenched and would be required to reapply for their positions.
The mass retrenchment of all 280 NAC staff, including the managers, is purportedly necessitated because the company is experiencing financial difficulties.
A new company is reportedly to be formed by April 1.
Workers at the company, who spoke to The Namibian on condition of anonymity, said the new CEO, Ben Biwa, who started at the NAC about a month ago, addressed them on Friday afternoon to inform them of the imminent retrenchments.

High school latecomers locked out


AROUND 218 pupils of Highline Secondary School in Windhoek’s Greenwell Matongo location were locked out on Friday, causing them to start an impromptu demonstration.
The school, which has a total of 705 pupils, locked out another 249 pupils last Monday. Teachers spoke to them and thought the situation would improve, but on Tuesday 427 pupils were late. On Wednesday 360 were late.
“I spoke to them on Wednesday hoping the situation would improve but again on Thursday 352 were late and today [Friday] 218 are late,” said principal Mesag Kandjii.
The school starts at 07h10.

Malema ‘is not sorry’


The prosecution in African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) president Julius Malema’s mitigation hearing have argued that he should be expelled from the party, reported the Sunday Times.
The prosecution was reported to have stated on Thursday that Malema should be expelled from the ruling party because he had shown no remorse for his comments and actions.
Malema argued in mitigation that statements made leading to his suspension were not his personal views but that of the ANCYL’s national executive committee (NEC), reported the newspaper.

United Africa Group embroiled in legal war


Local businessman, Haddis Tilahun’s United Africa Group (UAG) is in a legal tussle with an Ethiopian-based company for failing to honour a contractual agreement to upgrade a private property.

The Federal Supreme Court in Ethiopia reopened the litigation between the Privatisation & Public Enterprises Supervising Agency (PPESA) and UAG, which it had previously closed after both the defendant and the plaintiff failed to show for the court hearings.

AIDS sector in a panic


ORGANISATIONS working in the AIDS sector in Namibia are facing serious financial challenges following their main donor’s insistence on abruptly reducing employee salaries.

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