Opinion

A tenuous grasp on survival

18 hours ago | Opinion

The unexpectedly heavy rainfall that fell in most parts of the country may have come as a welcome relief for many Namibians, especially farmers who have been longing for a wet spell. There is no...

The curse of unemployment

1 day - 18 April 2018 | Opinion

Unemployment remains one of the most challenging social problems currently facing Namibians. The failure by government to address unemployment is undoubtedly the biggest failing of the ruling party in the last 15 years. The most...

Abortion: Time for an honest debate

2 days ago - 17 April 2018 | Opinion

In 2016 health minister Bernard Haufiku tried everything possible to revive the contentious debate on abortion. He even went as far as calling on government to hold a referendum on legalising abortion, but that is...

Hage plays ball

6 days ago - 13 April 2018 | Opinion

During his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Wednesday, President Hage Geingob took the proverbial bull by the horns and upped the tempo on the unfolding land debate, by announcing that the country's second...

A nation of violence

1 week ago - 12 April 2018 | Opinion

In a nation awash with killings, and its 24 violent deaths per 100 000 more than double the global rate, Namibia is increasingly becoming less safe for law-abiding citizens and the most vulnerable.A recent report...

Take us into your confidence, Mr President

1 week ago - 11 April 2018 | Opinion

A cursory look at the unfolding events surrounding a French investigation into the sale in 2007 of Canadian company UraMin, which had mining operations in...

The house always wins

1 week ago - 10 April 2018 | Opinion

Gambling should be a game for those with surplus cash to spend on a seemingly innocent pastime, but in the Namibian context, money for essential...

Citizens should be at the centre

1 week ago - 09 April 2018 | Opinion

The African and global political conundrum has remained unchanged for as long as most of us can remember.Instead of seeing those in governments who are...

Swapo's crumbling foundation

1 week ago - 06 April 2018 | Opinion

There is enough reason to believe that the ruling party has somewhat become too comfortable in the face of widespread corruption and injustices being meted...

Personal interests fuel NFA battle

2 weeks ago - 05 April 2018 | Opinion

Much has been reported about the strained relationship between Namibia Football Association boss Frans Mbidi and his subordinate in the form of secretary-general Barry Rukoro....

A dangerous place to love

3 weeks ago - 29 March 2018 | Opinion

Namibians should be forgiven for thinking that our national sport is something as harmless as soccer. Nothing could be further from the truth!Soccer se voet!...

Capacitating the corruption busters

3 weeks ago - 28 March 2018 | Opinion

We have in the past highlighted how inept civil society has become in terms of generating public discussion and advocacy around issues of crucial importance,...

Opinion

How did we become so...

3 weeks ago - 26 March 2018 | Opinion

Last Thursday, Namibia woke up to the shocking news that a yet to be identified motorist, who had become involved in an altercation with a...

Customer is still the king

3 weeks ago - 23 March 2018 | Opinion

The listeriosis outbreak, which started in South Africa last year, and has resulted in the death of nearly 200 people because of contaminated ready-to-eat meat...

The lost generation

1 month - 16 March 2018 | Opinion

Namibians will once again go to the polls towards the end of next year to elect the country's president, as well as new National Assembly...

Crisis of epic proportions

1 month - 15 March 2018 | Opinion

The nation's out-of-control housing crisis has made life a misery for many Namibians, while government's response to fixing this catastrophe has spectacularly failed. The painful...

Forward with industrialisation agenda

1 month - 14 March 2018 | Opinion

It is indeed refreshing to read that Namibia will soon welcome its first vehicle assembly plant after French automaker Groupe PSA announced this week that...

Genuine economic empowerment

1 month - 13 March 2018 | Opinion

Drafters of the New Equitable Economic Empowerment Framework in Namibia (NEEEF) are working around the clock to finalise this important legislation, which aims to promote...

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