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Week in Review - 05 August 2017

Airlines were in the news this week with the RDP renewing calls for the privatization of Air Namibia and news that SAA, on the verge of bankruptcy will now be led by  Vodacom executive Vuyani Jarana who is said to have managed to turn around Vodacom's loss making subsidiary, Vodacom Business Africa. In the meantime SAA passengers have been warned of potential delays as the South African Cabin Crew Association joined forces with unions to march in protest and possibly even strike.
 
The coast was shaken this week with the news of the brutal assault of an elderly couple in their home, and the subsequent death of the 79 year old wife who was said to have been grabbed by the neck, had her head hit against a wall, strangled to death. The official line by Nampol following the attack was that “Should criminals manage to get to you, just surrender and do not attempt to play hero unless you are trained and know how to defend yourself. By surrendering you might save yourself from injuries and death.” Though it was not certain how much of a fight the elderly couple could have tried to muster.
 
Namibia also lost two more Rhino this week as the carcasses of a cow and a calf, were found in the area of Duineveld in the Etosha National Park on Tuesday. But there was some good news in that the fuel price for petrol and both grades of diesel remained unchanged for the month of August – consumers now just need the Bank of Namibia's to follow the South African Reserve Bank's example and decrease the repo rate when they meet on the 16th to have real cause for celebration.
 
Anyone going out and thinking about drinking and driving this weekend and indeed for the next few months should seriously reconsider as a group of Namibian companies, NGOs, and Civil Society organisations have teamed up to launch the STAND initiative, whereby they aim to randomly screen at least 450 000 people over a 6 month period, adopting a zero tolerance approach to drinking and driving. Screening will take place in Windhoek as well as along both the B1 and B2 highways.
 
There was sad news from South Africa as it was reported that two people had died in a stampede during a soccer match between Kaiser Chiefs and Orlando Pirates over the weekend, it was also reported that at least 3500 people would soon be out of work as Pick n Pay announced they were scaling back their South African staff compliment by 10%. 
 
There were celebrations in Jordan this week as the lower house of parliament voted to  eliminate article 308, which allows rape charges to be dropped as long as the rapist marries their victim and stays married for at least five years. Meanwhile nearby firefighters in Dubai battled to put out a blaze that swept through one of the world's tallest residential buildings early on Friday, forcing occupants to flee their homes as burning debris showered down the sides of the 79-storey tower. This is the second time since 2015 that the perhaps ironically named 'The Torch' tower block has had to be evacuated due to fire.
 
In Australia police arrested four men accused of plotting to bring down a plan using poisonous gas or a crude bomb disguised as a meat mincer, two opposition leaders were abducted from their homes in the middle of the night in Venezuela, and Arsenal football team's majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke came under fire for launching a new television channel that was unveiled in the United Kingdom that will show regular hunting programmes including footage of elephant, and lion hunts, amongst others.
 
Finally experts have once again warned that so called 'vaping devices' may not be as benign as they are thought to be and have stepped up calls for them to be regulated in the same way that cigarettes and other more traditional tobacco products are.