Opinion

Community's interests must come first

15 hours ago | Opinion

The Uuvudhiya constituency community in the Oshana Region's protracted battle against a proposed mining project at the Otjivalunda salt pans has been a long time coming. To this day, the ambitious project continues to be...

Farming is not a Sunday picnic

1 day - 12 December 2017 | Opinion

It looks like the honeymoon is over for unproductive resettled farmers after the government warned that they risked losing their land to new owners who would use it effectively. This intervention by the authorities is...

Transparency is paramount

6 days ago - 07 December 2017 | Opinion

Journalists are often criticised for simply doing their work, especially when playing the watchdog role in monitoring the conduct of government officials. Some leaders in government have serious misgivings about the media and are the...

One life lost is one too many

1 week ago - 06 December 2017 | Opinion

It has been a sad and bloody start to the festive season once again considering the number of road fatalities reported in the last week or so. According to the Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund,...

The honeymoon is over

1 week ago - 05 December 2017 | Opinion

The winds of change are surely blowing in Swapo as the ruling party redefines itself with a view to chart a new way forward. Following his landslide victory last week, Swapo president Hage Geingob has...

No need to stifle social media

1 week ago - 30 November 2017 | Opinion

Should social media be regulated? The ruling party has made its intention clear for government to establish a ministry of cyber security to monitor social...

It's time to get to work

2 weeks ago - 29 November 2017 | Opinion

The 6th Swapo congress has come to an end. It certainly gripped the nation and both the media and countless social media pages, have had...

Rampant consumerism is not democracy or success

2 weeks ago - 28 November 2017 | Opinion

Dear leaders,It is clearly safe to state, and justified to ask for, an immediate stop to the self-congratulations and backslapping. Just to clarify, for it...

Voice for the voiceless

2 weeks ago - 27 November 2017 | Opinion

More than 7 200 cases related to gender based violence (GBV) against Namibia's wives, girlfriends, mothers, sisters, daughters - were registered with the Namibian police...

Kunene lion conflict is our error

2 weeks ago - 24 November 2017 | Opinion

The ongoing challenges that conservancy farmers in the Kunene Region face must be crippling. For weeks now, we have received reports of lions getting into...

New hope for Zimbabwe

2 weeks ago - 23 November 2017 | Opinion

Robert Mugabe finally resigned as president of Zimbabwe on Tuesday after 37 years in power, heralding a new era for a country which his as...

Rise in crime unacceptable

3 weeks ago - 22 November 2017 | Opinion

Namibia has extremely high levels of sexual assault and a growing fear of crime seems to pervade the nation. Daily police crime reports do not...

Opinion

Rampant corruption: We are all...

1 month - 13 November 2017 | Opinion

Questions are regularly being asked nowadays about the long-term effects and impact of the systemic corruption that is killing Namibia. We all know that it...

Cult politics and hero-worshipping

1 month - 10 November 2017 | Opinion

There is a saying that there are no permanent friends or enemies in politics. This maxim still holds true and the unfolding drama in neighbouring...

MPs must embrace openness

1 month - 09 November 2017 | Opinion

We must admit there is a marked improvement in the quality of debates in the National Assembly as well as the National Council. Both sets...

Lagging anti-graft campaign

1 month - 08 November 2017 | Opinion

Corruption remains public enemy number one in many developing countries, and Namibia is no exception. There have been many concerns regarding the rampant abuse of...

Healthcare: Same old issues

1 month - 07 November 2017 | Opinion

There is, rightly so, a massive weight of expectation on the shoulders of healthcare workers doing service in public hospitals and clinics around the country....

DTA's road to change

1 month - 03 November 2017 | Opinion

The DTA's rebranding effort has been welcomed by many and it will be interesting to see how the party reorients itself to respond to changing...

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