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SWANU of Namibia is at odds with the government’s stance, which is discriminatory, if not indifferent to the plight of former members of the South West Africa Territorial Forces (SWATF), and the erstwhile counter-terrorism outfit known as Koevoet, the majority of whom are living in appalling conditions in Katutura.
  • 24
  • Jan

Local businesses are up in arms over what appears to be unwritten government policy to award a majority of its tenders to foreign companies, mainly Chinese, at their expense.

  • 24
  • Jan

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.

  • 24
  • Jan

The Hon Leon Jooste, Minister of Public Enterprises lifted the veil on the highly anticipated revised Public Enterprises Governance Act of 2019 at a media briefing on Wednesday, January 22.  

Self-styled businessman, Michael Amushelelo, has unveiled plans to venture into the insurance sector, which is almost entirely controlled by whites, while awaiting the finalisation of a court case in which he faces charges of alleged fraud and money laundering. 

The ruling Swapo Party has indicated that efforts are underway to revoke the membership of Panduleni Itula, on the basis of his ‘defiant conduct’, effectively balking at towing the party line during last year’s Presidential and National Assembly elections. In those elections, Itula emerged as a strong contender for the highest office in the land. This announcement comes, while the public is anticipating the Supreme Court’s ruling, which is expected to be delivered early in February. 

The National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) is calling for the Namibianisation of the mining sector, through the amendment of laws, to ensure that all mining companies operating within the country are at least 50 percent locally owned. The National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) is calling for the Namibianisation of the mining sector, through the amendment of laws, to ensure that all mining companies operating within the country are at least 50 percent locally owned. 

  • 13
  • Dec
Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein says he does not regret his now infamous tweet regarding the ‘fishrot’ saga. This is despite President Hage Geingob’s cabinet statement that ministers should either toe the line – in dealing with the scandal – or resign.
Namibia’s over reliance on power imports in the medium term to keep the lights on, remains under threat as major exporters of power to the country battle load shedding in their respective countries.  Neighboring South Africa is battling cuts which have plunged most of the country into regular rounds of darkness.
As Namibia commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Old Location massacre, a new personality has emerged to claim he was a main protagonist in the turn of events that led to the 10th December 1959 massacre – complementing the legacy of celebrated struggle stalwart Rosa Kakurukaze Mungunda.
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