Opinion

Killing dreams

5 hours ago | Opinion

The school sport fraternity has rightfully greeted the news that there will be no government financial assistance when it comes to international participation with a deep sense of shock and outrage.To say that the hopes...

The millstone of incumbency

1 day - 19 June 2019 | Opinion

In a study titled 'Political parties in southern Africa: The state of parties and their role in democratisation' lead author Khabele Matlosa argues succinctly that political parties are the heart of politics in a representative...

What a farce!

1 week ago - 11 June 2019 | Opinion

During the run-up to the 2017 Swapo elective congress, President Hage Geingob, the leader of the Harambee faction, often implored his Team Swapo opponents to play the man and not the ball.This came amid vicious...

We’re all saving, are you?

1 week ago - 10 June 2019 | Opinion

Everywhere, across the country in households, belts are being tightened. Whether that home is a five-bedroom villa in the hills of the capital, or a small, one-roomed shack in one of our many informal settlements...

Respect works both ways

3 weeks ago - 28 May 2019 | Opinion

Deputy agriculture minister Anna Shiweda has become the latest high-profile voice to admonish the youth for being disrespectful and insulting elders on platforms such as Facebook.Speaking at a belated Cassinga Day commemoration held this past...

Banning imports not so simple

3 weeks ago - 27 May 2019 | Opinion

We laud the instruction by finance minister Calle Schlettwein that public entities may only procure locally and that this must include production north of the...

How did we get here?

3 weeks ago - 24 May 2019 | Opinion

How did we get to a situation, as a country, where our government is asking already struggling workers to donate 2% of the salaries as...

A bridge too far

1 month - 16 May 2019 | Opinion

As the horse-trading within South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), continues ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa announcing his new cabinet, speculation is...

The elephant in the room

1 month - 15 May 2019 | Opinion

When political freedom came to African nations incrementally over decades, there was great optimism about the future, as memories of political struggle became images of...

In love and war

1 month - 14 May 2019 | Opinion

They say all is fair in love and war. Political 'warfare' is no exception and as Ondangwa Urban voters gear up to vote in an...

What if the drought persists?

1 month - 13 May 2019 | Opinion

We are back where we were two to three years ago with Windhoek crippled by a water shortage. It appears however, that residents do not...

A marriage of convenience

1 month - 03 May 2019 | Opinion

The National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) has time after time defended its tripartite alliance with Swapo, even though the government of the day is...

Opinion

Halt army crackdown

1 month - 30 April 2019 | Opinion

There were mixed feelings last year when President Hage Geingob launched Operation Hornkranz - a campaign initially meant to curb crime and road fatalities during...

Is this our Namibia?

1 month - 29 April 2019 | Opinion

The United Nations says that access to clean and safe drinking water, along with sanitation, is a basic human right.According to the world body, water...

Give the ACC more teeth

1 month - 26 April 2019 | Opinion

In his budget statement last month, finance minister Calle Schlettwein indicated the need for a ruthless anti-corruption drive in both the public and private sectors....

Drought's destructive force

1 month - 25 April 2019 | Opinion

Times are really tough for both commercial and communal farmers. In fact, this silent disaster called drought has been wreaking havoc for several years now...

Do good for others

1 month - 24 April 2019 | Opinion

Human rights are needed to protect and preserve every individual's humanity. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is clear in highlighting the basic rights and...

Access to information critical

1 month - 23 April 2019 | Opinion

After many years of dilly-dallying Namibia still has no law that guarantees access to information. Access to government information cannot be overemphasised. Public institutions are...

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