Opinion

Of our zig-zagging govt

20 hours ago | Opinion

Government's pronouncement that it is unable to implement the Rent Control Ordinance of 1977, as well as the Estate Agents Act of 1976, as a way to contain the soaring rent prices in the country...

One life lost is one too many

1 day - 23 May 2018 | Opinion

Namibia still has a road safety problem and despite our relatively good road infrastructure, traffic-related injuries have become the main cause of fatalities among productive young people in our country. From one campaign to another,...

The cadre deployment conundrum

2 days ago - 22 May 2018 | Opinion

In the parlance of our times, so-called state capture, where the political elite and their business buddies conspire to drain state coffers, is among our number one enemies.This creation of a shadow state, in which...

Raised by the streets

3 days ago - 21 May 2018 | Opinion

No parent should experience burying their child.It is perhaps one of the hardest things in life - even if that child has been derided as a thug by the media.So too was the case this...

RCC, Chinese deal stinks

1 week ago - 17 May 2018 | Opinion

State-owned enterprises like the Roads Contractor Company (RCC) have been imploding for quite some time and it has been a continuous struggle for them to stay afloat. The RCC has not only been wracked by...

A textbook neutering

1 week ago - 16 May 2018 | Opinion

Amid much fanfare, what was thought to be a far-reaching agreement between the Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement and State House was publicised on both social...

Tackling justice delayed

1 week ago - 15 May 2018 | Opinion

Our justice system is still described as being painfully slow and there have been continued calls to improve it.It is crystal clear that our judiciary...

Guarding against voter apathy

2 weeks ago - 08 May 2018 | Opinion

Namibians will once again go to the polls towards the end of next year to participate in both the presidential and parliamentary elections. Free and...

Selling the future

2 weeks ago - 07 May 2018 | Opinion

In this information age, with people having access to diverse sources in the palm of their hands, very few things shock us anymore.We have become...

A hiding place for bullies

3 weeks ago - 03 May 2018 | Opinion

Attacks on the media, linking it to some sort of conspiracy funded by reactionary forces, hell-bent on undermining and destroying liberation movements turned governments, is...

When America meets Namibia…

3 weeks ago - 03 May 2018 | Opinion

I was disappointed to learn that a vast majority of Namibians, including yours truly, have not visited all corners of this beautiful country. I mean,...

Touching God's 'anointed'

3 weeks ago - 02 May 2018 | Opinion

Rwanda, which has not exactly been a beacon of human rights and democracy amid tight restrictions on freedom of speech and the political space in...

Opinion

Playing with our future

4 weeks ago - 26 April 2018 | Opinion

For thousands upon thousands of young Namibians, funding for their tertiary studies from the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) represents their single biggest opportunity...

A service of vampires

4 weeks ago - 25 April 2018 | Opinion

A situation where the civil service wage bill is 16% of Namibia's gross domestic product (GDP) is wholly unsustainable and is now rightfully being addressed...

Our vulnerable transport system

1 month - 24 April 2018 | Opinion

Yesterday's strike action by taxi operators, organised by the Namibia Transport and Taxi Union (NTTU), had a little impact on the city's commuters, who rely...

Channelling dissent

1 month - 23 April 2018 | Opinion

There is a simmering anger among ordinary Namibians, who continue to feel powerless and frustrated. Since independence, politicians who have been voted into power, after...

A tenuous grasp on survival

1 month - 19 April 2018 | 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...

The curse of unemployment

1 month - 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...

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