Opinion

Bottling sorrow and remembrance

2 days ago - 23 February 2018 | Opinion

We are a country born of pain, strife and bloodshed.The labour pains were indescribable. Our angst and screams for freedom made the whole world sit up and take notice.This child of international solidarity was nearly...

I will always love the hood

2 days ago - 23 February 2018 | Opinion

It is a new year and all and sundry are making promises they will never fulfil by 31 December. Seriously, I do not know why we do that to ourselves. It is probably okay to...

A fishy blame-game

4 days ago - 21 February 2018 | Opinion

In February last year, fisheries minister Bernhardt Esau reassured the country there were sufficient pilchard stocks to justify his decision to issue a 14 000-tonne quota.Then - a mere ten months later - the same...

A missed opportunity…

5 days ago - 20 February 2018 | Opinion

In 2015, while raising his national dialogue on poverty, President Hage Geingob encouraged the private sector to rethink its ownership structures by introducing employee share option schemes. This was before the spectre of the New...

Beware the populist wolves

1 week ago - 16 February 2018 | Opinion

If African governments, including those run by former liberation movements, continue to abuse the trust of their people by making empty promises and through practising self-enrichment, unscrupulous populists will continue to rise. A case in...

We need a plan

1 week ago - 15 February 2018 | Opinion

We are pleased to see that President Hage Geingob has taken a firm decision on the long-awaited land conference, announcing during the first cabinet session...

We live in hope

1 week ago - 13 February 2018 | Opinion

The San people of Namibia, much like their counter parts in southern Africa and the first peoples all over the world, are marginalised. This is...

Do not criminalise the law-abiding

1 week ago - 12 February 2018 | Opinion

Yes, there are tax dodgers who owe the government lots in outstanding taxes and yes, there are a lot of tenderpreneurs who benefitted in the...

Reshuffle for whom?

2 weeks ago - 09 February 2018 | Opinion

Yesterday, citizens digested the long-awaited cabinet reshuffle, and returned to their daily battle of grinding out a living and feeding their families, amid an economic...

Genocide: What is the plan?

2 weeks ago - 08 February 2018 | Opinion

The issue of the genocide reparations has become a thorny matter and is threatening to turn very ugly indeed. From the outset, we have been...

Suffer little children…

2 weeks ago - 07 February 2018 | Opinion

The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.With this adaptation of the now famous Mohandas Gandhi...

Time for inquiry into SME Bank

2 weeks ago - 06 February 2018 | Opinion

We will soon mark one year since the Bank of Namibia stripped the embattled SME Bank directors of their powers, following the widely-publicised alleged irregularities...

Opinion

All protocol not observed!

3 weeks ago - 02 February 2018 | Opinion

Namibians are probably the only nation in the world that either do not know the real meaning of the phrase 'all protocol observed', or simply...

Chiefs must shape up

3 weeks ago - 01 February 2018 | Opinion

Sanity has finally prevailed in the ongoing dispute pitting the Ondonga royal family and the top aides of King Immanuel Kauluma Elifas, who were dismissed...

It starts with the basics

3 weeks ago - 31 January 2018 | Opinion

According to Maslow's hierarchy of human needs, which runs in a pyramid from the bottom up, the first basic human need is physiological – things...

Cost-cutting: Politicians must lead by...

3 weeks ago - 30 January 2018 | Opinion

It is indeed refreshing to see President Hage Geingob leading from the front as far as attempts to cut spending on government perks is concerned....

The nature of our freedom

1 month - 23 January 2018 | Opinion

And so, the ugly head of intimate partner violence is reared so early in the year. On Sunday morning, a 25-year-old mother of a toddler...

The great English debate

1 month - 16 January 2018 | Opinion

We have closely been following the debate on social media regarding the core requirements needed for university admission with a particular emphasis on the official...

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