WE live in dangerous times right now. People, particularly in politics and the media, have become delirious with congress fever and this seems to have slightly unhinged some people’s minds.
The Swapo Party Youth League congress that started this week perhaps provides an appetiser or foretaste of what we can expect in the run-up to the main congress of Swapo towards the end of the year.
The strike at the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation that led to a total news blackout across large swathes of the country for six days finally ended on Wednesday this week.
The striking NBC employees only ended their industrial action after Government seemingly managed to pull off an extraordinary magical trick.
WE welcome the decision by African Personnel Services (APS) to shelve its application for an urgent interdict against the implementation of the amendments to the Labour Act.
The company should go further and drop the case it earlier lodged in the High Court challenging the constitutionality of Section 128 of the Labour Amendment Act.
Our advice to APS is give up; stop wasting your money on a futile exercise and on attempting to justify something that is morally indefensible.
Even if APS wins the case, it can only win it on legal technicalities and that will amount to a pyrrhic victory.