May we pose the question of whether our current party-based system of deciding Parliamentary seats is still viable 30 years after independence? Is the time fast approaching where there needs to be a plebiscite on whether parties should decide on law makers, particularly in local elections, or whether the people in a community have the right to choose who they want to represent them, regardless of national parties and party-politics?
GLOBAL Credit Rating Co (Pty) Ltd (GCR) recently upgraded Namibia National Reinsurance Corporation Limited’s (NamibRe) national scale financial strength rating to AA-(NA), from A+(NA), with an outlook which is the equivalent of ‘stable’.
Former Roads Contractor (RCC) Chief Executive Officer, Kelly Nghixulifwa, is fighting tooth and nail to retain his 20 percent shareholding in local construction company Nexus, following a High Court order granting Nexus leave to demand the payment of N$6.6 million to avoid the wholesale auctioning of his stake in the company in early February.
A steady number of Chinese tourists or people who have travelled to China are entering Namibia right now. With last month's outbreak of the baffling, yet contagious and debilitating coronavirus, cases of infection are spreading in China and other countries. Is the Namibian Ministry of Health paying attention to this?
The results of the November 27th elections in Namibia were the most significant in this country’s history. The participation of the Swapo Party member and ‘independent’ presidential candidate, Panduleni Itula changed the political face of this nation. And yet, this political lightening rod is trying to overturn the very elections that he can claim to have won in significant ways.