• 12
  • Sep

FOR too long we have wondered why we should allow election observers from the West to give legitimacy to African elections while they do not accord the same privilege to African observer missions in western elections.

  • 05
  • Sep

There have been various media reports about the extent of the rot at the Ministry of Works and Transport and the parastatals that fall under this ministry.

  • 29
  • Aug

It is rather sad and ironic that one of the so-called ‘Struggle Kids’ lost her life at the hands of the trigger happy police at Swapo headquarters. This came on the same day that parliament passed the Third Constitutional Amendment Bill and a day after the country celebrated Heroes Day.

  • 22
  • Aug

We should not take the recent spate of death threats against Prime Minister Hage Geingob and the Chairperson of the Law Reform Development Commission Sacky Shanghala lightly. While people will always a have difference in opinion on how the state should be governed and on how to do things generally, no one has the right to use that as an excuse to threaten someone’s life with death.

  • 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.


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