‘Culture’ can be a tricky thing.
A local model faced a backlash on Twitter recently, for wearing a traditional Otjiherero headdress or otjikaiva with a sleeveless black evening dress at a fashionable city event.
Elders have wisdom; at least that is a widely accepted traditional assumption that seems to exist in all cultures. While that sweeping generality is open to debate, I rise to applaud the stalwart comments made by our near-octogenarian Head of State and the line minister when speaking to the culturally rooted Council of Traditional Authorities (TA) in Gobabis this week. President Hage Geingob and our Urban and Rural Development Minister Peya Mushelenga have chutzpah.