• 09
  • Jun
In a last minute presidential press conference this week, the administration finally admitted there is a water and energy crisis. 
  • 02
  • Jun
The country has recognised the talent, skills and business acumen of our First Lady Monica Geingos.  We agree that a first lady has a role in assisting the president on many aspects of his legal obligations to the public that elected him.
  • 26
  • May
We are alarmed by the increased illegal drug use in Namibia.  When considering the lack of funding for rehabilitation centres around the country, the social stigma associated with receiving counselling from psychologists and psychiatrists,
  • 19
  • May
This past weekend’s tale of two presidential-level events held on the same day, hints at a story that we must analyze.
  • 12
  • May
At times Namibia seems to be in a regulatory and policy boxing match featuring the private sector versus government. We think that this is a strange bout, when one sector cannot function without the other. 
  • 05
  • May
May 12, 2016 is the 87th birthday of the Founding President of Namibia and the first president of the Swapo party, Dr Sam Nujoma and we wish him many happy and healthy returns.
  • 22
  • Apr
Sadly, we have to ask ourselves if President Hage Geingob’s belief in his authority is eroding.  If so, we question why does a president who received a landslide mandate from the electorate take actions that seem to imply that he has decreasing tolerance for differing opinions, constructive criticism or principled disagreement.  
  • 15
  • Apr
After consideration of the latest presidential approach to AR on the housing problem, we are once again unsure about how our president handles crises, criticism and conflict. 


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