WE Regional News

28 January 2019 | Others

Young Namibian cook Kyle Farrer left for India earlier this week to represent his country at the Young Chefs Olympiad currently taking place there.

Speaking to him before his departure, Kyle - a student at the Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy - said he was feeling both nervous and excited. “It still doesn’t feel real. It is finally happening, but it doesn’t feel like I am actually on my way to India,” he told Windhoek Express.

WE also spoke to Susan Grobler, whose three-year-old daughter Mariana travelled to America in December in the hopes of restoring some of her sight. Mariana was born with a genetic defect causing her corneas to turn white.

Also read about how one entrepreneur is asking people to drop off their old or unused mugs at her eatery in the capital in a bid to decrease her carbon footprint.

In other news, residents of the Hakahana informal settlement in the capital are up in arms against the City of Windhoek, claiming that it failed in the timely collection of garbage, forcing them to live in unhygienic conditions.

Further afield, the education ministry plans to upgrade and renovate facilities at two government school hostels in the Omaheke region this year. Read more about these developments in this week’s edition.

What’s on this week

Tuesday 29 January

• 19:30 Alfred Schleicher hosts a public talk in English titled Safari in East Africa - then and now at the Scientific Society.

Friday 1 February

• 19:00 The first Night Under the Stars event for the year at the Goethe Institute kicks off with a solo performance by Ashwyn Mberi, who is known for his captivating energy projected through his lyric abilities. Tickets: N$20 at the doors.

Saturday 2 February

• 07:00 Windhoek Draught DTS Volleyball for All at the DTS grounds in Windhoek.

• 08:00 The monthly Windhoek Boeremark/Farmers Market resumes at the Windhoek show grounds with delicious fresh produce, meat, handmade products and fun for the kids. Entrance: N$5 for adults, kids and pensioners free.

• 09:00 Market at the Garden Inn 13 (13 Bismarck Street), featuring food, a cocktail bar and much more. Entrance is free.

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