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The Namibian
Fri 24 Oct 2014
 • BY the look of things, with the sale of my motherland to foreigners and myself being unable to afford a piece of land, I will become a landless, slave to foreigners in my country of birth. My country is being mortgaged. I cry!
 • WONDER Guchu, you said it all again. If only these words and advice were taken to heart. However, things fall apart and nobody cares because people don't vote for change. - Waltraut
 • IS Hage Geingob threatening us that we must vote for Swapo because the party would not be comfortable giving up government through transition?
 • THE President's daughter is at it again. Over N$500 million worth of state contracts. Really now, is this fair? What is there to be issued? Tender Board, please cancel these contracts as soon as possible.
 • WE knew the Russian is paying US$100 million per farm. Brown envelopes en masse.
 • I WANT to thank all the staff of Onyaanya State Clinic for their good work and my vote of thanks goes also to Sister Maria Nahole. Keep it up sister. Your jokes and happy face heal us everyday. - Community member
POLL
Should presidential candidates have public debates before the elections?

1. Yes, it will help us make up our minds.

2. No, it will have no effect on the outcome.

3. Maybe, but will Swapo agree this time?

4. No one cares!


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FRONT PAGE | 2011-09-22
Shining a light on solar cooking
JANA-MARI SMITH
FOR cash-strapped people living in southern Namibia, donations of solar cookers came as a welcome addition to their households.
The Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET), a non-profit Namibian trust geared towards protecting Namibia's natural environment through educating citizens how to live sustainably, has to date donated about 70 solar cookers to almost 150 people in the South.
According to NaDEET, the solar cookers have proven essential to families who struggle with a regular income and for whom the cost of fuel, either gas, wood or electricity, can mean the difference between paying for food, clothing and school fees or not.
In 2010 NaDEET expanded its youth orientated programmes to include adults,  in order to expand knowledge about solar cooking and related issues, such as climate change.
A survey done prior to the training found that 57 per cent of the adults did not know about climate change. Viktoria Keding, director of NaDEET said it is important to realise that education about climate change and energy efficiency should be directed at children as well as adults.
She said there is a misperception that children are the primary target, whereas adults are just as eager to learn and adapt, especially when the benefits are clear.   
Keding said 'with training, eduction and access ... rural communities want to use solar cookers'.
Participants said solar cooking 'saves them time, effort and money by not having to collect firewood or use gas or electricity'.
But despite clear indications that Namibians are ready and willing to adopt solar cookers in their homes, challenges stand in the way of widespread use.
During a follow-up visit to participants this year, NaDEET found that only 67 per cent of those interviewed during the follow up 'cited daily use of their solar cookers'.
Some of the barriers include access to solar cookers, either financial or physical.
NaDEET propose increased awareness programmes through exisiting education programmes and government involvment. (For more information on solar cookers, visit www.solarcooker-namibia.org)

         


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