• 18
  • Oct
A report entitled: Basic Income Grant, Otjivero, Namibia - 10 years later published by the Economics and Social Justice Trust, was recently released. The report highlights the comments of some of the past recipients of the Basic Income Grant (BIG) of N$100 per month which ended in 2009. As I have written before, I do not support cash hand-outs as a sustainable solution to systemic, generational poverty. This report re-confirms my position.
  • 11
  • Oct
I grew up among the Namibian exile community in the UK. When our family returned to Namibia in the 1990s, I was surrounded by returnees and other veterans of the struggle.
  • 11
  • Oct
I was a weird kid. I was obsessed with checker-patterned clothing, and for a time I rode a checkered bike, wore checkered Vans, checkered shorts, a checkered shirt and to top it all off, a checkered hat. I loved the television series “Roots” and took to calling myself Kunta Kinte.  I would take a shower while wearing my socks.
  • 11
  • Oct
It is typical that during election campaigns, politicians promise the moon. Sometimes, with the best intentions, candidates speak of what they wish rather than what they know. 
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