• March 27th, 2019
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Charcoal industry blossoms, Swakara takes a nose-dive

WINDHOEK – A dramatic decline of 32 percent in the production value of Swakara and an even more dramatic increase of 66 percent in the production value of charcoal are some of the most prominent indicators of the state of Namibian agriculture in 2018, a study by the Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) reveals.  

Keetmanshoop teacher to plead on abduction 

KEETAMNSHOOP - The case of Valerie Bock, a former Suiderlig High School teacher accused of abducting a 15-year-old Grade 9 girl and committing immoral acts with her, was postponed in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court to 12 May 2019.


Namibia’s 29th Independence Day celebrated in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR – About 500 guests, among them Namibia’s friends from regional, continental and international locations   gathered at Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur and  celebrated in their true own unique way Namibia’s 29th Independence Day.

The footprints of Bob Marley

The footprints of Bob Marley appear on the sand in Jamaica and across the earth wherever freedom is held hostage.  Likened to Martin Luther King, Jr., Marley desired peace for his people, and for all humanity.


Rise of a ‘township talent’

Young Odette Ochs is part of a culture of rising “township talent” in Swakopmund, who despite being unknown to the mainstream music scene has what it takes to become Namibia’s next “starlet”.

A perspective on leadership

I have a longstanding passion for motivational or inspirational material. Quick research shows that I am not alone. An actress once compared the inspirational or encouraging words to the daily intake of vitamins. At its most effective delivery, motivation may very well be the crutch that moves one from stasis to breakthrough. 

The plight of Namibia’s children in rural schools

Goran Hyden is right when he says, “Turing the despair and pessimism that affects large sectors of the African people into hope and optimism will require from the planners of African development to re-inspect the premises upon which they have based their planning to date. No one escapes this challenge: there are no short cuts to progress.”


Parliament not as old as often claimed

An article titled ‘A parliament of the elderly’ that appeared in The Patriot newspaper of 8 March 2019 is, to all intends and purposes, fake news that seeks to distort gains made by the ruling party Swapo in being an all inclusive party represented in parliament by a diverse set of individuals of a different range of age groups. 

Genocide ruling: What is so funny?

Pockets of boisterous celebrations were observed last week in the wake of news that a New York federal court has dismissed a case in which leaders of Ovaherero and Nama communities sued the German government over its forefathers’ crime of genocide in Namibia.