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36 Friday 11 May 2018 NEW ERA SPORT When ‘social loafing’ is at play … Robbing Peter to pay Paul When a lot of blokes work together individual performance increases big time, which is not surprising at all. However, what is noteworthy is that our input does not always grind to a complete halt but what stops us from putting our feet up completely and letting others do all the hard work? The consequences of zero performance will be noticed and brings along weighty punishments, such as the exclusion from the group or vilification. As it stands, evolution has taught us to develop many finetuned senses, including how much idleness we can get away with and how quick to recognize it in others. It should be noted that social loafing does not only occur solely in physical performance, as we tend to slack off mentally too. The question that remains PUBLIC NOTICE Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development IMMINENT ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS ON THE PRODUCTION, IMPORT AND SUPPLY OF COMMON CEMENT PRODUCTS UNDER THE STANDARDS ACT, 2005 (ACT NO. 18 OF 2005) It is hereby made known under Section 34 Subsection 1(d) of the Standards Act, (Act 18 of 2005) that the Minister of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development, on the recommendation of the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) intends to make regulations regarding administrative requirements for cements products trading within the Namibian market under the Standards Act, (Act 18 of 2005) as set out in the Regulation. Any person, who wishes to comment on the intention to introduce the proposed regulation concerned, must submit their comments, in writing directly to the Namibian Standards Institution, the ISO/IEC Information Centre or the World Trade Organization (WTO) Secretariat, on or before the 8 th July 2018 which is two (2) months (60 days) after the publication of this notice. The NSI will hold consultative workshops to inform, train and solicit inputs on the imminent cement regulation for the country in the following towns as follows: criteria for Common cements) to inform the administrative regulation was drafted based on Standardization/International ElectroTechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) Directives 1 and ISO/ The Namibian Cement Standard to be referenced as an administrative regulation will have mandatory compliance requirements. The price of the Cement Standard NAMS/EN 197-1:2014 is N3.00 (excluding tax) and to obtain a hard or soft copy in addition to the administrative regulation please contact: Mr. John Scheffers Windhoek, Namibia Tel: +264 (61) 386 449+264 (61) 386 454 |Cell: +264 (814) 702 634 Email: +26461 386 400 Fax: +26461 386 454 PO Box 26364 M1 Channel Life Tower Post Street Mall Windhoek, Namibia to be answered remains; who came up with the much-vaunted proposal that the national division one football streams under the auspices of the country’s flagship football league, the Namibia Premier League (NPL), should be demarcated in six groups for a mini football league? I’m just wondering. Social loafing has interesting implications because those working in groups tend to hold back not only in terms of participation but in terms of accountability as well. Nobody wants to take the rap for the misdeeds of poor decisions by the entire group, simple as that! Sadly, those entrusted to usher our football have mastered a great art of hiding behind team decisions – the technical term for this is diffusion of responsibility. The decision to hastily introduce a mini league was done without taking the financial and more importantly constitutional implications into consideration, so to speak. Yours truly has sympathy with the country’s football governing body, the Namibia Football Association (NFA) for its divine intervention after NPL abandoned their adopted baby – shifting their responsibility without the slightest shadow of shame, let alone sensitivity. Yours truly has always suspected NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS The Chairperson, Hafeni L. Ndemula hereby on behalf of the Executive Committee places this Notice that an Extraordinary General Meeting as per Articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution of Blue Waters Sport Club will be held on Saturday, 19 May 2018, at 14h00 sharp at the Immanuel Ruiters Primary School Hall, Kuisebmond, Walvis Bay. This Extraordinary General Meeting will inter alia include: To Accept/Condone the Period and Actions; Adopt the New Constitution; Elections; Devise Strategies, etc. Pursuant to the Rules of the Club, any member that those in positions of trust, notably in the hierarchy of the NPL, did not have interest in the development of football at grassroots level. How does one explain the NPL’s weird decision to start their league activities knowing very well that teams will be relegated from the elite league by the end of the season whilst the relegated must be succeeded by promoted teams from the lower tier division? Truth be told, let me sum it up this way: those in blue suits in the hierarchy of our flagship football league conveniently undertook to adopt the three-stream division one league for votes, nothing more, nothing less. Yours truly knows that truth hurts but this is the naked reality of what’s happening right under our noses. Football is all about development and my honest advice to those pulling the purse strings is stop being greedy and selfish because premiership football cannot survive without the existence of lower tier leagues. As a result of all these unnecessary squabbles the poor clubs are forced to engage in marathon league matches under extremely difficult conditions and we still claim to love the game of football? I’m just wondering. I rest my case. who wishes to submit any matter to be discussed at the Extrardinary General Meeting must give complete and precise written notice thereof by forwarding it to the following E-Mail: by 17.00 next Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Further Enquiries: Constitutional Affairs: Franco Cosmos (Vice- Chairperson @081 288 9495) Membership & Payments: Tostao Imbili (0812734659)

Friday 11 May 2018 NEW ERA SPORT 37 Welwitschias to host Pumas tomorrow …local league action this weekend •Otniel Hembapu WI N D H O E K - T h e Windhoek Draught Welwitschias, who are still without a victory in the ongoing SuperSport Rugby Challenge, will tomorrow host the visiting iCollege Pumas at the Hage Geingob Stadium in the capital. With three defeats so far from their last three outings, the Welwitschias will tomorrow be expected to be at their best and well organised if they want to stand a chance against Pumas, who are fast proving to be the team to beat in the Northern Pool of the competition. The Namibian youngsters lost their opening fixture 39-7 against Valke and went on to suffer a 73- 20 defeat at the hands of the lethal Blue Bulls in their second match of the competition. Last weekend in their third match, the Welwitschias narrowly lost 45-35 against the Golden Lions but managed to show serious character and guts in their defeat. Thus, the Welwitschias will tomorrow be expected to accord the visiting Pumas an inhospitable welcome at the Hage Geingob Stadium and hopefully secure their first win in this year’s competition. Pumas made a strong start this Big clash… Windhoek Draught Welwitschias will tomorrow confront iCollege Pumas at the Hage Geingob Stadium for their SuperSport Rugby Challenge clash. Photo: Nampa year, beating both the Vodacom Blue Bulls and Xerox Golden Lions XV, and will be coming to Windhoek this weekend as overwhelming favourites, when compared to the Namibians who lost their matches against the same opponents. In the other Northern Pool fixtures, Valke will host the Golden Lions in Kempton Park. Namibia endured a tough ride during last year’s edition, which saw the Welwitschias winning only one match from their eight outings in total and will thus this year be expected to deliver a much improved performance while handing various youngsters in the team an opportunity to gain much-needed exposure. The SuperSpor t Rugby Challenge is the secondary domestic rugby union competition in South Africa and the long-term successor of the Vodacom Cup competition. The competition is organised by the South African Rugby Union (SARU) and features all fourteen South African provincial unions plus the Welwitschias. For this year, the format of the tournament will again see five teams battle it out in each of the North, South and Central pools, with all 14 unions and Namibia taking part in another exciting edition Mouth-watering clashes in local rugby league Meanwhile, local rugby clubs will also be in action this weekend, starting with what is expected to be a thrilling premiership clash between reigning champions Unam and Western Suburbs at Suburbs Park in Khomasdal at 15h45, while the pick of this weekend’s action will be the Rehoboth derby which sees Rehoboth Rugby Club taking on local rivals Reho Falcon in the town of Rehoboth at 15h45. A heated affair is also expected when Wanderers host United at the Wanderers Stadium in the capital. The matches will be played tomorrow. Namibia wins 19th Cosassa Athletics WINDHOEK – Namibia was crowned new champions of the Cosassa Athletics Championships after collecting 67 medals at the games, which were held in Francistown, Botswana. Team Namibia won 26 gold, 21 silver and 20 bronzes during the threeday Confederation of Southern African Schools Sports Associations (Cosassa) games that ended Wednesday. Z i m b a b w e , w h o w o n t h e championships for two years in a row, finished second with 73 medals (24 Gold; 32 Silver and 17 Bronze). Botswana finished third with 79 medals (20 Gold; 24 silver and 35 bronze), while Zambia finished fourth with 17 medals (seven gold; two silver and eight bronze). Lesotho ended last with four gold; two silver and two bronze medals at the end of the 19th edition of the competition. Namibia’s Chriseline Klein broke the Cosassa 80 metres (m) hurdles record and was crowned Best Under-15 athlete and Junior Victrix Ludorum. Carla Schultz also set a new Cosassa record in the high jump with her jump of 1.63 m. Nathalie Louw and Ivan-Danny Geldenhuys were recognised as the best girl and boy in the U-17 category, while Geldenhuys also walked away with the Senior Victor Ludorum award. –Nampa Airborne action… Namibia’s high jumper Chriselene Klein in action during the Cossasa Athletics Championships. Photo: Nampa

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