• March 30th, 2020

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Ndapanda's travel guide (2)

Many conversations need to happen before one can travel. What destination? How long is the vacation? Have you read up on the conditions of the roads? Do you need to rent a car? What kind of car? Which car rentals do you use? And most importantly, what is the budget? 

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Sorry ngo - The world in a state of /homaxa...

In all of my existence, I have never seen the whole world in a state of /homaxa, dromokaar, upside down like this. Even the richest country in the world, the United States, is zularing for goods and services as the country’s infections rates have gone into overdrive. I don’t want to think about what’s happening in Italy, where people are dying like flies. 

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Raising Naneni - Telling your children about coronavirus

The Covid-19 has pounced on the world like a thief in the night. Even though China has been dealing with the virus since the 31 December 2019, we could only sympathise. But before long, the virus spread to other countries and subsequently Namibia reported its first two cases over the weekend.

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Sorry ngo - Journalists are no Liewe-Heksies

I was a little embarrassed over the blunders at State House on Wednesday when the president announced his top three and journalists were either too intimidated by the moment or didn’t have a clue about what to ask the head of state. Fair and well, it’s true that as journalists, we often fail to ask the hard-hitting questions. Just look at how some of the once revered talk shows have become more of public relations stunts. 

Dispatched thoughts - Independence of our great nation

We have a lot to be thankful for and much more to celebrate as our young great nation turns 30 years – thirty years of us being independent, 30 years of us enjoying our hard-earned freedom, 30 years of peace and stability in the country and from recently held elections, and 30 years of good governance.

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Sorry ngo - Is this the World War 3?

I don’t know, I really flippen don’t understand. How did we get from Amerika and Iran wanting to throw bombs at each other to the whole world being terrorised by a deadly flu which has spread like wildfire to every continent and literally led to the shutdown of almost all major power centres because the Chinaman has been kamma eating yuk goggas?

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Raising Naneni - … Lessons from Sigmund Freud

After reading last week’s column titled, is your parenting style hypocritical, my friend Kaylan sent me a WhatsApp message to tell me that she shares the same parenting values. She emphasized that she too apologises to her son, Lance, whenever she is in the wrong.

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Sorry ngo - Go get your sperm!

I read somewhere that a sperm bank donor clinic opened here in diri Windhoek. The ad cautioned women to “please stop sleeping with unnecessary men” and that some men have “abnormal sperm”.

Opinion: Emotional Eating

When I started on my fitness journey, there was a lot I was intending to rectify. There were and still are areas in my life I needed to take a serious look at. For starters, I wanted to uproot my sleeping habits. I

Opinion: The Year of No – PART 1

I once read a powerful book by Shonda Rhimes titled – The Year of Yes. In the book, she recounts how she underwent a life transformation after deciding that for an entire year she would say yes to everything that

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Social Reflection - From broke to Money Savvy...financial literacy 101 - spending

I came from a place where one week after I had been paid I was fabulously broke. I mean broke enough to have to call on my savings account, broke enough to have to call daddy dearest one week before payday and I must be frank and honest, I was tired of living paycheck to paycheck. I soon became the friend you could not invite out in the middle of the month, because truth be told, I simply could not afford to attend. The invites dwindled, and I became drenched in dread living day by day. 

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Overview for Organising Business Records

Organisations achieve success in their competitive environment by realising their business goals through proper management of their strategic resources. Effective records management is a key enabler for achieving business success, it ensures that records containing strategic information which should be used as a basis of sound decision-making are readily available.

DRC is the Heart of Africa

There is a lot that can be said about the Democratic Republic of Congo. It was once known as Republic of the Congo and it was meant to be a pro-Western government at independence (30 June 1960). 

Industry Loop: Marketing is QUEEN!

Super producer, Kallo on the Beat recently said and I quote: “Some artists have 1000s of songs and no exposure and some artists have few songs and are famous. Marketing is key”. I agree with Kallo. I’ve echoed this on this platform so many times that I’ve lost count. 

Teachers exercise: Patience

There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when one tries to answer the question: how can we raise the standard of our education locally? The main factors, however, remain the teacher and the student.