Opinion

Parents and sex education

2 days ago - 18 October 2018 | Opinion

There is a myth that sex education leads to promiscuity.Often it is uncomfortable for parents to talk to their young children about sex, but in this case ignorance is not bliss.Far from it, children are...

Jobs, jobs, jobs

1 month - 12 September 2018 | Opinion

As Namibia digests the N$10 billion funding facility offer put on the table by China, which will be paid over a five-year period, according to finance minister Calle Schlettwein, hope arises of a clear-cut economic...

Sovereignty under threat?

1 month - 10 September 2018 | Opinion

A report by Africa Confidential, titled 'Bills, Bonds and even Bigger Debts', claims that Zambia is in talks with China over a possible takeover of the African nation's power company, ZESCO, after defaulting on a...

The convolution of national holidays

1 month - 28 August 2018 | Opinion

As with most former liberation movements, Swapo has co-opted national holidays like Heroes' Day; in the process convoluting the line between party and state.Having said that, it was still quite perturbing to hear Vice-President Nangolo...

When will the carnage end?

2 months ago - 13 August 2018 | Opinion

The nation is in shock this morning, after weekend events on our roads once again left families morning loves ones.The pain and suffering that accidents have caused over the years is almost indescribable, and yet...

Paying lip service to industrialisation

2 months ago - 03 August 2018 | Opinion

The past few days we have been preoccupied with discussions and unpacking issues presented during the third SADC Industrialisation Week, which started in Windhoek on...

Zim: Respect the will of the people

2 months ago - 31 July 2018 | Opinion

Millions of Zimbabweans yesterday exercised their democratic right by taking part in a historic general election, which according to polls was too close to predict....

So much hope, but little results

2 months ago - 30 July 2018 | Opinion

Never in the history of this country has so much hope and expectation been placed on a government. No doubt, President Hage Geingob has proved...

On the horizon: Summer '18

2 months ago - 24 July 2018 | Opinion

Elizabeth JosephWe are reaching the climax of winter and summer is finally somewhere on the horizon. I can feel it creeping into the atmosphere. Summer...

Rest easy, gentle giant

3 months ago - 18 July 2018 | Opinion

The late Theo-Ben Gurirab was without an iota of doubt a gentle giant, whose life was lived in service and dedication to Namibia's struggle for...

A sad indictment on Africa

3 months ago - 16 July 2018 | 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...

Lies, damned lies and smokescreens

3 months 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...

Opinion

The case for vocational careers

3 months 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...

Enough is enough!

3 months 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...

Shining a light in shady...

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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...

3 months 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...

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