10 August 2017 | Columns
Robert from Swakop writes:
We here at the coast can be very proud of the sporting achievements of our local school teams.
Too often we have a mindset that the big schools in Windhoek will take national titles, but it need not be. This weekend we have the rugby semifinals of the High Schools in Windhoek, and teams from the coast will travel to Windhoek with high hopes of playing in the final next week.
I urge these teams to trust in your ability and do not think you can not win.
I saw in the national newspapers on Monday that Walvis Bay Private School under 17 girls netball team, won the national title, beating Windhoek Gymnasium in the final.
This is a very special achievement, but more so it is proof that teams from the coast can win national titles.
This weekend Walvis Bay under 19 A rugby team play against Windhoek High School. I hope the learners from the rugby team got inspiration from the netball team winning the title.
Good luck to all the teams from Erongo playing this weekend. I understand Pro Ed Academy and Karibib Private School will also play in Windhoek this weekend. Believe in yourself and bring back the trophies. We do have the talent in Erongo. Make us proud.
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A week after the launch of the Stand Sober campaign to stop drivers from drinking and driving, Windhoek Express takes a look at how many people have been arrested so far and how the initiative aims to save lives.
In the light of residents of Havana and Okahandja Park informal settlements that now have the chance to own their own brick houses thanks to the Shack Dwellers Federation and the Buy-a-Brick campaign, WE takes a look at the capital’s property index. Based on the latest analysis, high income suburbs like Klein Windhoek, Academia and Olympia are currently experiencing negative growth, while other extensions like Auasblick, Eros, Finkenstein and Kleine Kuppe are experiencing abnormally high prices.
On the social front, WE reports on the launch of the Cancer Association’s annual Hats & Roses Pink Fiesta. The goal is to raise enough money to have breast and cervical cancer outreaches countrywide, especially for women that struggle to get to doctors. WE also take a look at the development of a sign language dictionary to help Namibians communicate with those who are deaf.
In terms of sport, all roads lead to Windhoek for the School Sports National Rugby semi-finals this weekend, while cyclists and enthusiasts have until tomorrow (Friday) to enter for the 2017 Tour de Windhoek that’s taking place at the end of the month. The Gravel and Dirt Mountain Biking Series comes to an end with this weekend’s Skyride that promises to push cyclists to the limit. Also, the Namibia Enduro Championship heads to Otjihase Mine outside Windhoek on Saturday for the second time this year.
Friday 11 August
The Windhoek City Market takes place at The Village in Liliencron Street from 15:30 to 21:30, and an exhibition of sculptures by Kudzanai Katerere opens at The Project Room (32 Jenner Street) at 18:00.
Saturday 12 August
The Windhoek Männerchor and friends host an anniversary concert at the SKW (small hall) at 18:30. Tickets cost N$110 and includes a small buffet
Sunday 13 August
The King of the Court beach volleyball tournament takes place at DTS from 08:00 to 18:00.