• 15
  • Feb
Late Friday’s death of Hanno Rumpf, former Namibian Ambassador to Germany, former Permanent Secretary, student activist, and conscientious objector, gave many of us an opportunity to reflect.
  • 15
  • Feb
Overflowing sewage spills are a daily problem for the inhabitants of the informal settlements in Windhoek.  Earlier last week, residents from Havana and Goreangab Dam, raised their voices against the flowing sewage that threatens to cause water-borne infections that will lead to diseases.
  • 15
  • Feb
I do not know the full details fuelling the current determination of the USA and the UK to foment upheaval in Venezuela and attacks on its President Nicolás Maduro.   But, as my Grandma used to say, “There’s somethin’ rotten in the cotton.”
  • 08
  • Feb
I’ve been unusually pre-occupied with beer in the last few days.
I don’t drink it much. But I was intrigued by media articles on the tussle between the new kid on Namibia’s beer block, Desert Lager, and Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL), who accuse desert lager of stealing the recipe for their Tafel Lite.
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