• 23
  • Aug

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.
  • 16
  • Aug
The streets in my neighborhood are mostly named after well-known late Namibian German businessmen. Metje and Ziegler, purveyors of fine automobiles. Gathemann the restauranteur. The famous traders, Woermann and Brock.
  • 16
  • Aug
Gender-Based Violence (GBV), specifically violence against women, has been a hard-hitting issue in Namibia for as far as I can remember. We often hear cases that a man killed, beat, punched or stabbed his girlfriend or wife.
  • 16
  • Aug
There is a video making the rounds showing a teacher of young children in a Rehoboth school insulting her charges and slapping one of them.  Teachers using physical aggression on students is a constant recurrence in Namibia.  And yet, corporal punishment in schools is supposed to be illegal. 
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