Chinese propose nuclear plant

April 28th, 2017
Namibia could soon go nuclear after Swakop Uranium, the owner of the ...

Education ministry delays slow EU funding

April 28th, 2017
The Namibian education sector, currently reeling under budget cuts, ...

Power blackouts feared as Public Procurement Board dilly dallies

April 28th, 2017
The delay to implement the new Public Procurement Act, as the new ...

New tender board embroiled in controversy

April 21st, 2017
The newly-established Central Procurement Board of Namibia is ...

SWAPO hawks circle around Kaura

April 21st, 2017
Kunene Regional Governor Advisor, Katuutire Kaura, has come ...

Geingob off the mark - Kazenambo

April 21st, 2017
Former Cabinet Minister and current SWAPO Party Politburo member, ...

Lawyers on the run

April 13th, 2017
The Guardian Fund, which administers deceased estates on behalf of ...

National

The land problem in black and white

When we talk about corruption, the land issue and mismanagement problems in Namibia, these accusations are always focused on black people in political office, local Government or businesses. We reject this limited scope. Failure to fully identify a problem means failure to come up with viable solutions.

Diminishing returns

We have been following reports of the recent public appearance by the highly respected, but infirm, 82-year-old King, Immaunel Elifas. here is a plethora of credible information about the interference of the King’s wife in official responsibilities which has caused general confusion and dissatisfaction amongst his subjects.

The edge of poverty

We read with interest a news report about a local famer giving workshops on how to grow and harvest fly larvae. Over 800 people have spent their hard earned money to take these lessons. Some have even sold animals and taken loans to pay for this training.

Time for goodwill

THE High Court acquittal of 43 defendants in the Caprivi Treason is long overdue and should have happened years ago. It may not be the end, but we hope it is at least the beginning of the end for the whole sorry Caprivi Secession/Treason Trial saga.

Rude, crude and undesirable

NOT surprisingly the highly offensive remarks German Ambassador Onno Hückmann made in the presence of Prime Minister Hage Geingob this week have caused widespread outrage. He might as well have spit in Geingob’s face!

Let them ‘eat’

THE enactment of the legislation creating the State Owned Enterprise Governance Council (SOEGC) in 2006 gave us all reason for hope about the future of the country’s parastatals. When SOEGC became operational in 2008, we hoped it would spell the end of mismanagement, inefficiency, waste and corruption at the parastatals.

Air Namibia: A bum investment

The time has finally come for Government to apply the brakes and stop pouring billions of dollars in taxpayer’s money into the bottomless pit called Air Namibia. From a business viewpoint, the company has been a complete turkey ever since its creation in October 1991.

No free lunch

Namibians greeted the recent news that, starting this year, Government will introduce universal, free primary education to learners from Grade 0 to 7 with widespread jubilation.

Judicial farce

The recent case of Lazarus Shaduka seems to have finally confirmed that the Namibian criminal justice system is a complete joke.

This man has single-handedly managed to make our entire judicial and law enforcement system look like a scene from an absurd, otherworldly, slapstick comedy of errors.

It tolls for thee

It has now emerged that Namibia will apparently not send any peacekeeping troops to the DRC although our Government in principle supports the SADC decision to deploy a force. 
This will come as a relief to some Namibians who opposed the deployment of 2,000 Namibia troops to that country in 1998.

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