Opinion

Dying for a home

8 hours ago | Opinion

Many Namibians have, and still will, die before they ever have the chance to own a home. Studies have put the housing backlog as high as 300 000 units. This is a shocking scenario indeed....

Why Namibia must stop illegal fuel

8 hours ago | Opinion

Abednego K. Ekandjo writes:The petroleum laws are clear. Fuel is dangerous goods and it must only be imported into Namibia, stored and distributed when those involved have met certain conditions such as operating a registered...

The 2019 elections: no issues, boring, no excitement, no...

8 hours ago | Opinion

Dr Kuiri F Tjipangandjara writes: To date, there is nothing engaging about the 2019 elections, and absolutely nothing worth writing home about.By this time, one was expecting the candidates to have shared their perspective...

The struggle against poverty

4 days ago - 15 August 2019 | Opinion

As one of the world’s most unequal nations, accomplishing the tasks involved in reducing poverty is a tall order for Namibia. Extreme poverty remains an alarming problem in many areas of our country, while almost...

Housing playing second fiddle

5 days ago - 14 August 2019 | Opinion

There is significant clamour for the reform of land for both residential and agricultural purposes. It is an open secret that the local housing market is suffering from a supply versus demand imbalance, a situation...

How do we make the youth happy?

6 days ago - 13 August 2019 | Opinion

Silas Mujeri The youth plays a pivotal role in all spectrums of morale development. Youth involvement in how we shape society allows development in various...

Young people rise up to the challenge

6 days ago - 13 August 2019 | Opinion

As the world paused to observe International Youth Day yesterday, we are once again reminded of the critical role young people play in society. Young...

Poverty, inequality and jobs crisis

1 week ago - 12 August 2019 | Opinion

Joblessness is a national disaster. For a country that is already grappling with high levels of inequality, it is safe to say that we are...

Our drinking problem

1 week ago - 09 August 2019 | Opinion

Namibia has an alcohol problem. Namibian drinkers, according to the latest global report, take in 70.1 grams of pure alcohol each daily, while they also...

Anti-corruption crusade needs real teeth

1 week ago - 08 August 2019 | Opinion

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been subjected to public scrutiny and criticism over the years, with many citizens still convinced that the country's anti-corruption crusade...

A two-edged sword

1 week ago - 07 August 2019 | Opinion

No one living in Namibia during this time is immune to the ongoing struggles faced by citizens. Much has been said and written about stalled...

President celebrates his birthday

1 week ago - 06 August 2019 | Opinion

President Hage Geingob celebrated his 78th birthday over the weekend. The Zone asked Unam students what they would say to the president if they had...

Opinion

Finally, the death of plastic...

2 weeks ago - 05 August 2019 | Opinion

Namibia has finally caught up with the rest of the world in terms of plastics. Without any legislation driving or forcing any retailer to do...

History lessons can’t fill bellies

2 weeks ago - 31 July 2019 | Opinion

In the same way citizens cannot eat constitutions, they also cannot eat liberation struggle credentials. As the 2019 general election fast approaches, it is once...

With the rapid rise in...

2 weeks ago - 30 July 2019 | Opinion

Hondjaba KaukungwaI think it (falling pregnant) is a huge disadvantage, because it may lead to a lack of concentration and teenage girls dropping out. I...

The Zone visited Augustineum Secondary...

3 weeks ago - 23 July 2019 | Opinion

Magrede NoabesMost of the people apply these products to look appealing or to remove black spots in the face. Most of them beautify themselves to...

We have guaranteed poverty

4 weeks ago - 22 July 2019 | Opinion

More than 10 years ago there was concern over the growing numbers of orphans and vulnerable children in the country. During the time of Nangolo...

Let us tread carefully

1 month - 17 July 2019 | Opinion

When expectations are not met, citizens wronged in this regard should have channels, means and ways to air their grievances and have them addressed effectively.In...

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