June is a cold month in the Southern Hemisphere. Winter starts around May and ends around July each year, and it does get very cold. So cold that as kids growing up in Omaruru, we used to put stones into the fire, then wrap those hot stones in paper and use them to keep our hands warm as we walked to school, and in the classrooms.
The most recent allegations of racism in Gobabis should not come as a surprise to Namibians. While we have been able to live in some form of peaceful coexistence since independence, racialism and racism did not recede into the abyss of history with the end of racially engineered occupation.