THE Roads Authority (RA) has announced that all NaTIS offices countrywide will reopen on 11 May.
Motor vehicle licences will be attended to when offices reopen and all licences that expired during the lockdown (between 30 March and 30 April) will not incur penalties. However, licences that expired before or on 29 February will incur penalties up to the date of the start of the lockdown. NaTIS offices will also renew driver’s and learner’s licences, and test applicants whose documents expired during the lockdown. This will only be done from 11 May to 26 May. New applications for learner’s and driver’s licences will be suspended during the first two weeks to clear the backlog at the NaTIS centres in Windhoek, Ongwediva, Keetmanshoop, Mariental, Okahandja, Gobabis, Rehoboth and Swakopmund. The RA will not provide the public with masks; customers should bring their own when visiting offices.
Old Mutual donates food to communities
OLD Mutual has handed over 160 food parcels valued at N$94 387 to the //Kharas health directorate. The donation is part of the N$5 million the insurance giant contributed towards national efforts to address some of the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Bernhardt Vries, Old Mutual broker consultant for the southern region, said 65 residents of Keetmanshoop, 25 at Rosh Pinah, 20 at Kosis, 20 at Koës and 30 at Karasburg will benefit from the donation.
Motorsport will find the going tough after Covid-19
WINDHOEK Motor Club chairperson Richard Slamet says even if the Covid-19 outbreak were to end soon, it would be hard for the club to start competitions, as most teams have been affected by the pandemic. With the Namibia Sports Commission releasing a list of contact and non-contact sports on Wednesday, motorsport formed part of the codes which can resume with training, as long as regulations are adhered to. Slamet yesterday said the club will probably start with a few teams that are ready to set up, and start testing cars. He said despite this a concern will be the hosting of championships as most of the teams will not have the funds to partake.
– Compiled by Roxane Bayer/Nampa