• 03
  • Feb
We bristle with righteous indignation, on behalf of a financially-strapped nation, which has at its helm a leader that boldly speaks about transparency, efficiency and integrity, and yet has as a best buddy and business partner who has been arrested and charged with corrupt practices that may have cost this country over N$3,5 BILLION in desperately needed revenue.
  • 03
  • Feb
It occurs to us that the unfortunate divide between the people of Namibia is very apparent particularly when looking at two major events of national importance being held this weekend; one in the North and one in the South.
  • 27
  • Jan

The so-called ‘struggle kids’ are not just a thorn in the side of the SWAPO Party-led Government and an annoyance to anyone living near their camping sites.

  • 20
  • Jan
Politicians should always be measured in what they hinge their campaigns on, as they rise to power.
  • 23
  • Dec
Considering our historical, and more importantly, economic linkages to South Africa, one of the truly seismic events in that country to have fundamentally affected Namibia, was the resignation of President Thabo Mbeki on 20 September 2008.
  • 16
  • Dec
According to President Hage Geingob’s much talked about Harambee Prosperity Plan, a new culture of efficiency and accountability is critical to fostering the change that the country wishes to see.
  • 09
  • Dec
We come firmly down on the side of the Deputy Minister of Land Reform, Bernadus Swartbooi, and the substantive issues he addresses on resettlement and encourage him to resist all efforts to undercut his principled position. 
  • 02
  • Dec
Once again, we feel compelled to mention our concerns about the role of a first lady in governance in Namibia.  Last June, we probed the sensitive issue of the role of the first lady and many of our readers responded to that discussion.


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