• 15
  • Aug

This week’s attempts by the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) to wish away the genuine concerns raised by the Rector of the Polytechnic of Namibia Dr Tjama Tjivikua on why the International University of Management (IUM) receives more funding from the Fund than the Polytechnic of Namibia are a cause for concern.

  • 08
  • Aug

We as Namibians must learn to stand up and take responsibility. If someone has done something wrong, they must have the courage to stand up and take the blame.

  • 27
  • Mar

Advocate Peter Koep sparked an interesting debate this week when he charged that state-owned mining company Epangelo basically operates illegally. He argues that the 2008 Cabinet resolution that created Epangelo and gave it preferential rights to so-called ‘strategic minerals’ has no legal basis.

  • 19
  • Mar

Well, we are certainly stepping into a brave new world with Government’s decision to introduce the mother tongue as the medium of instruction from pre-primary up to Grade 5. Some cynics scoff at the idea and have declared that it will never work.

  • 13
  • Mar

Swapo has got itself into a right old fix, hasn’t it! The party appears to have been slightly over-enthusiastic in its attempt to burnish its image with political correctness. It amended the party constitution to provide for 50/50 gender representation in all its structures and decision-making bodies.

  • 06
  • Mar

One can only describe the decision by our Government to ban all current affairs programmes on the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) because of this year’s elections as shameful.

  • 27
  • Feb

NAMIBIANS normally hold fairly moderate views and choose their words carefully when engaged in public discourse. However, the recent epidemic of so-called passion killings seems to have thrown all that overboard.

  • 20
  • Feb

Minister of Finance Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila appeared very buoyant and positive about Namibia’s economic stability and future outlook when she presented the 2014/2015 national budget in parliament on Wednesday.


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