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Honouring our everyday forgotten heroes

When the old-age pension was increased recently, local media carried a photograph of one such pensioner who had received not only her back pay from April but also the first instalment of N$1 000. She was quoted as thanking President Hage Geingob for the money, because she did not work for it.
She raised her children under extremely difficult circumstances taking the political milieu of the time into consideration and is reliant on the state for her basic needs.
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We need to slay all ghosts

Wasted assets

Government has invested billions into capital projects across the capital, building various ministerial, departmental and parastatal head offices. In the view of the public, there was critique on the regular use of Chinese construction companies and more recently, the amount of water the construction projects, which appear to have no end, use. The City is after all in a serious water crisis with reserves extending only to June 2016.
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Say its

The police cannot just close down a church because of a crazy girl. She needs to seek psychiatric help. People cannot have their rights to go and worship taken away just like that.
*I am happy the police closed down that church in Okuryangava. These funny churches are corrupting out people.
*There are too many funny churches springing out of nowhere these days. I am happy the police closed down that church because they are messing up people’s lives.
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Joined at the hip…

The Namibian economy, by virtue of the fact that the Namibian Dollar is linked to the South African Rand, is dependent on the political and economic stability of South Africa, whether we like it or not. With the rolling, never-ending energy crisis in South Africa and the veritable conundrum of political and socio-economic problems like xenophobic attacks, ballooning poverty and inequality to mention a few – when the South African economy sneezes, it affects Namibia too. Read more about Joined at the hip…


Who rules?

There is no such thing as a “ruling” party, because a political party does not rule, it is only as strong as its support base (electorate) and it is only as strong as the percentage it achieved in the most recent election, which again is only a percentage of the populace who actually voted in the election. Furthermore, it is the common people who choose which party they prefer to represent them, so if one breaks this down to the nuts and bolts, it is right to say with confidence that it is the people who rule, that is – those who choose a party to represent them.
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Say Its

Justice denied, delayed, perhaps even twisted. This is what comes to mind when we read about the Ndatipo case. How can the police and the justice system say with a straight face Frieda was shot by an unknown person. Do they think we are stupid?
*They killed Frieda in broad daylight and now they tell us it was an unknown person? How is it that the police that are supposed to protect us do that to that girl and her family? I have lost faith in our system.
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Namibia is in serious trouble

By all accounts, Windhoek has a flourishing drug trade with regular buyers and sellers operating from street corners in the city. Gone, it appears, are the days of hiding in alleys and dark nightclub corners. Further to this, there are young girls who respond to calls for dating in return for financial support, only to be raped. The malls and other get-together places all over the country see schoolchildren meet up during the afternoons or evenings, staying out late. Read more about Namibia is in serious trouble


A call on our African people

Raa Tehuti writes;
Caribbean and continental African governments must intervene and defend our African brothers and sisters.
The critical importance of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent becomes more and more apparent with each passing day.
A case in point is the massacre which occurred at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in the United States of America, in which nine African women, men and children were brutally shot to death by a white male.
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Innovation and planning for housing



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