Opinion

A sad indictment on Africa

8 hours ago | Opinion

Much has been said about the dismal performances by African nations at the just-ended 2018 Fifa World Cup.None of Africa's five teams made it past the group stages in Russia, with Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt...

Lies, damned lies and smokescreens

5 days ago - 11 July 2018 | Opinion

Poverty eradication minister Zephania Kameeta and deputy urban and rural development minister Derek Klazen have both rubbished the Afrobarometer survey released last week by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR). The survey was critical...

Tolerance key for peaceful polls

1 week ago - 06 July 2018 | Opinion

Our Zimbabwean brothers and sisters will soon be heading to the polls to elect a new leadership for the first time since the ousting of former president Robert Mugabe last year. The elections are set...

The case for vocational careers

1 week ago - 05 July 2018 | Opinion

Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states have been urged to revive vocational training, amid reports that preference for white-collar jobs by many of the region's youth was denying it practical skills that can support...

Enough is enough!

1 week ago - 03 July 2018 | Opinion

The war veterans in Namibia are getting greedy. Very greedy in fact. We were surprised by their comments made during their meeting last week with President Hage Geingob, where they said they wanted more money,...

Shining a light in shady corners

2 weeks ago - 29 June 2018 | Opinion

Ombudsman John Walters announcement that he will hold public hearings as part of his efforts to investigate the manner in which the government allocates resettlement...

Accountability is not just talk

2 weeks ago - 28 June 2018 | Opinion

It is an unfortunate and sad truth that the final fig leaf for the corrupt, especially those in government, is often the veil of secrecy...

Govt's misplaced priorities

2 weeks ago - 27 June 2018 | Opinion

Yet another scandal has engulfed the government following reports that surfaced on Monday linking one of its ministries to a multimillion-dollar property deal in Angola's...

Madam, you are out of order

2 weeks ago - 26 June 2018 | Opinion

Youthful PDM parliamentarian Vipuakuje Muharukua ruffled feathers in the National Assembly last week, locking horns with deputy speaker Loide Kasingo and attorney-general Albert Kawana in...

Armed and dangerous

3 weeks ago - 22 June 2018 | Opinion

There have been endless debates about gun control, especially in the United States where a series of mass killings by gunmen has reared its ugly...

A victory to savour

3 weeks ago - 21 June 2018 | Opinion

Our courts run on the faith of all Namibians, as they are trusted to deliver efficient and effective justice. Hence, independent courts and judges should...

Kicking dirt in poor faces

3 weeks ago - 20 June 2018 | Opinion

The growing disrespect for the poor and vulnerable, characterised by utterances by those who are now voted into power, leaves much to be desired. After...

Opinion

The scourge of addiction

4 weeks ago - 18 June 2018 | Opinion

While many argue that drug addiction is a complex disease and highlight how difficult it is to quit, not much is said about the enablers...

Spare a thought for suffering...

1 month - 15 June 2018 | Opinion

Tomorrow the world will pause to observe and celebrate the African child. June 16 is indeed an important day to reflect on the challenges, rights...

Laying the table for the...

1 month - 14 June 2018 | Opinion

Namibians have shown considerable interest in information workshops organised by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, aimed at sensitising them on the new rules...

The state of the Namibian...

1 month - 13 June 2018 | Opinion

As Day of the African Child approaches, there are increasing signals from within Namibian society that all is not well, especially when it comes to...

Treatment of the poor is...

1 month - 12 June 2018 | Opinion

Land reform minister Utoni Nujoma's attempt to distance himself from comments he made to a South African news channel is laughable at best. While being...

Where are the position papers...

1 month - 08 June 2018 | Opinion

The second national land conference looms large and is now just over four months away. The organisation of this crucial meeting, which was initially supposed...

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