10 December 2018 | Others

Some pensioners can breathe a sigh of relief.

The City of Windhoek announced that a council resolution that was passed in 1993 to subsidise electricity costs of pensioners living in old age homes, has now being amended to include pensioners also living in their own homes.

The municipality anticipates that 1 000 pensioners will benefit from this tariff in the remaining seven months of the current financial year. Windhoek Express reports.

WE also takes a look at what the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare’s after-school centre is doing to help street children. In spite of what some may think, there are some successes.

In other local news, WE spoke to Windhoek-based chef Kyle Farrer, who will be representing the country at the Young Chefs Olympiad taking place in India next year. For this young chef, his participation is a dream come true and brings him one step closer to making his career choice a reality.

On the sporting front, all eyes are on the Desert Dash that kicked off in the capital on Friday and ended in Swakopmund yesterday. See today’s publication for photos of the exciting event.

What’s on this week:

Sunday 9 December

• 12:00 The annual Windhoek Pop Up Festival returns for its second offering at the Dros United sport fields. Tickets: N$20 via Today.com.na

Monday 10 December

• 10:00 Gifts 4 Kidz at the Megameno orphanage, hosted by Hugs 4 Christ. Info: [email protected]

Tuesday 11 December

• 15:00 Showcase Namibia is an opportunity for tourists and locals to interact and be entertained by cultural performances at the Warehouse Theatre. Tickets: N$170.

Saturday 15 December

• The Wing It Birthday Bash takes place at the TransNamib sports grounds in Pionierspark until late. Tickets cost N$50 and are available via Today.com.na

• 18:00 Taati Sibolile fashion exhibition featuring the brand’s latest offering in woman’s wear, as well their first menswear collection at 5915 Visarend Street. Titled Jardin des Anges, the collections are inspired by the 1920s, and are heavily influenced by the designer’s maternal culture. Tickets: N$300 via Today.com.na

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