Opinion

Trigger Happy

14 hours ago | Opinion

With shock and horror we learned about the shooting of an innocent and defenceless three-year-old girl by members of the Namibia Defence Forces at the Bwabwata National Park this past week. Her close shave with...

Taxi drivers rule the world

3 days ago - 24 March 2017 | Opinion

You have never lived as a person until you take one of those taxis that ferry people between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. I tell you, if you ever struggled to pray, just hop onto one...

Black farmers are capable

4 days ago - 23 March 2017 | Opinion

If President Hage Geingob has his way the contentious willing-buyer, willing-seller policy will be a thing of the past. The head of state greatly spoke of the need for government to consider radical land expropriation...

The need for mature debate

5 days ago - 22 March 2017 | Opinion

The Namibian political sphere, in its current form, is not attractive enough. Very few young people want to venture into politics. They rather opt for high-salaried jobs in the private sector. There are, however, those...

We've sold our souls to China

1 week ago - 17 March 2017 | Opinion

It is quite worrying that Swapo parliamentarians voted against the motion proposed to debate the Chinese monopoly in the local construction industry. The motion was introduced by the United People's Movement (UPM) in the light...

The beautiful game of soccer

1 week ago - 17 March 2017 | Opinion

I have a confession to make; I am not much of a soccer fanatic. I mean I love soccer and would watch the big games...

A new approach to tackle malaria

1 week ago - 16 March 2017 | Opinion

It is good to see that the ministry of health is doing everything in its power to battle and eventually eliminate malaria in the country.The...

Sink or swim

1 week ago - 15 March 2017 | Opinion

The silver lining out of the current government liquidity crisis is the restoration of sanity on government expenditure. In the recently presented national budget, Minister...

The struggle continues

1 week ago - 14 March 2017 | Opinion

March is a very important month in Namibia's history. The day 21 March always brings back memories of the euphoria of 1990 when Namibians from...

Address the root causes first

2 weeks ago - 13 March 2017 | Opinion

We are delighted by the monies allocated to education. Simply delighted. The amount of N$15.05 billion is gargantuan compared to the allocations to the other...

A rollercoaster ride

2 weeks ago - 10 March 2017 | Opinion

Mixed conclusions have been drawn from Calle Schlettwein’s N$62.5 billion budget, which was tabled in the National Assembly on Wednesday. The finance minister has been...

A growing culture of intolerance

2 weeks ago - 09 March 2017 | Opinion

News this week that Swapo is contemplating to take disciplinary steps against some party members, who apparently continue to violate the party's constitution, did not...

Opinion

Doing more with less

2 weeks ago - 07 March 2017 | Opinion

Everyone is waiting with bated breath to see how finance minister Calle Schlettwein intends to keep the country on the straight and narrow fiscal path...

Zooming in on the Tafel...

3 weeks ago - 06 March 2017 | Opinion

The Namibia Breweries sponsorship of a South African rugby outfit has been met with mixed reactions in the past days. Rightly so, some Namibians, including...

The stink from the SME...

3 weeks ago - 03 March 2017 | Opinion

So the chickens have finally come home to roost at the SME Bank, forcing the Bank of Namibia to place it under curatorship with effect...

Standing up to China

3 weeks ago - 02 March 2017 | Opinion

In 2015 this newspaper carried an interesting article which sparked a fierce foreign policy debate, particularly on the existing relations between Namibia and China. The...

No time for waste

3 weeks ago - 01 March 2017 | Opinion

Finance minister Calle Schlettwein will next week table the 2017/18 national budget, which will arguably be his toughest assignment yet. The tabling of the new...

The plight of expectant mothers

3 weeks ago - 28 February 2017 | Opinion

We are once more taken aback by the conditions in which expectant mothers specifically at Engela State Hospital are subjected to. These mothers, who include...

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