• 20
  • Sep
Minister of Public Enterprises Leon Jooste and the various line ministers still in charge of SOEs face a dilemma. Qualified board members are needed for governance and oversight of commercial SOEs.  How do you find and retain them?
  • 13
  • Sep
A detailed analysis of the results of the pot emerging from the 2019 Swapo Electoral College is still evolving. But two clear points have emerged.
  • 06
  • Sep
Parts of South Africa are on fire because of unaddressed smouldering issues left unattended by those elected to run the country. We condemn the violence in the streets of our neighbouring country and worry for Namibians living and working there.
  • 30
  • Aug
We have been following the various developments emerging from the recently concluded Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) held in Geneva, Switzerland.  We applaud the statements of Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta calling for a review of Namibia’s continued membership in that international convention.
  • 23
  • Aug
While misery abounds in tough times, Namibians are earning their reputation as complainers. If you ask anyone, they can list for you everything they feel is going wrong, but a national holiday of commemoration, such as Heroes’ Day on August 26th, is the time to focus on what is going right and learn something about our shared history.
  • 16
  • Aug
Recent cases of foreign billionaires, overseas companies and erstwhile investors buying land, privilege and protection in Namibia are a concerning trend. 
  • 09
  • Aug
We recently read a story in a local daily about a spectacular ‘donation’ of N$657 billion for infrastructure development from a company called African Experts Federation (AEF) that was just lying on the table for Namibia to simply pick it up, sign some papers, and review the details ‘later’.  Ostensibly, the dinner bell is ringing, “Come and get it!”
  • 02
  • Aug
During a recent bridge tournament, once again in my life, cultural insensitivity reared its tiresome head and I was forced to smile and endure it, lest I ‘rock the boat’.  
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