OSHAKATI: Members of the Swapo-Party Women’s Council (SPWC) in the Oshana Region yesterday staged a peaceful march here to express concern over escalating gender-based violence taking place in this region and the country at large.
The SPWC members, led by their regional coordinator Johanna Mweshida, marched from the Swapo-Party regional office at Kandjengedi in the Oshakati East Constituency to the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court in the Oshakati West Constituency, where they handed over their petition to Control Magistrate Anna Adriaanse.
Adriaanse promised the SPWC members that their petition will be forwarded to the office of the Prosecutor-General without delay.
The march by the SPWC members coincided with the re-appearance of Rudolf Taati Martin in the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court yesterday morning.
In their petition, the SPWC members singled out the killing of two young women – Frieda Shikongo and Basilia Shikesho – by their boyfriend, Martin, in the region in July this year as one of the disturbing cases of gender-based violence committed against innocent women in the country.
WINDHOEK; The University of Namibia (Unam) in conjunction with the Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) and the Polytechnic of Namibia will host the 47th Conference of the Distance Education Association of Southern Africa (DEASA) at Swakopmund next week.
The conference will take place under the theme ‘Promoting Advocacy for Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region’.
DEASA is a regional body aimed at promoting open and distance education, and operates in Namibia, Tanzania, Botswana, Malawi, Angola, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, Madagascar, Lesotho, Mauritius, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo,
A media statement issued by Unam here yesterday said the session will bring together about 300 delegates from academic institutions in southern Africa to discuss a number of pertinent issues pertaining to distance education.
It added that the conference will discuss sub-themes such as the National ODL Policy Frameworks, ODL Governance and Management, Resources Mobilisation for ODL, ODL Quality Assurance and Qualifications, and Impact Assessment of ODL Provisions.