• 12
  • Dec

It was a proud moment for Namibians to see President Hifikepunye Pohamba play such a central role at the memorial service for the late South African president Nelson Mandela.

  • 05
  • Dec

The new “Growth at Home” strategy launched amid pomp and pageantry by Prime Minister, Hage Geingob is indeed a good initiative for the country, as far as national objectives such as the 4th National Development Plan (NDP4) and food self-sufficiency is concerned.

  • 28
  • Nov

You only realise how hellish the lower levels of our criminal justice system are when you come into contact with it. There is no other way to describe Katutura Police Station except as a hell on earth.

  • 21
  • Nov

We should not take the warning Meatco issued last week about the damage the current drought has caused to the long-term health of the country’s livestock industry lightly. Desperate farmers had to resort to selling their livestock at rip-off prices rather than go through the pain of watching them die in front of their eyes.

  • 14
  • Nov

Two Commonwealth heads of government have effectively decided to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Meeting (CHOGM) that started in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo yesterday.

  • 07
  • Nov

Shameless opportunism has become the order of the day in this country. The so-called Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) that some companies have proposed to the City of Windhoek offer a perfect example of this form of opportunism.

  • 31
  • Oct

Minister of Education David Namwandi seems shocked to discover that drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem in our schools. He apparently only realised this after a recent police raid at a school in the Khomas region in which a large percentage of students tested positive for drug use.

  • 24
  • Oct

Words cannot express the deep sense of sorrow and even outrage most of us feel about the killing of a learner by a security guard at the Ella du Plessis School in Windhoek. The incident will no doubt open up a new round of angst and fretful debate about the role of guns in our society.


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