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.
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.
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.