A blessed Marry Christmas and Happy New Year

This is New Era Weekend’s last edition of 2016. And what a year it’s been. Least of all for New Era Weekend, which came into existence only six months ago. Although 2016 cannot be defined as ‘annus horribilis’ – the Latin phrase for ‘horrible year’ made famous by Her Majesty the Queen of England in […]

Fidel Castro – towards victory always

This week the world said good-bye to an icon, Fidel Castro. He was truly one of a kind. And no matter how divided the world is on the life of Castro, we in southern Africa will forever remember Castro for his truly selfless actions. As with most things, Castro’s death has divided southern Africa and […]

Where is our moral compass bearing in NEEEF?

Namibia’s discussion on the [re-] distribution of wealth, closing the gap between the rich and the poor, and bringing about social justice cannot be sufficiently exhausted until we recognise that the new black elite now sits in the same boat – no, yacht – as the old white elite. And society’s expectations on closing the […]

Our policy conference was a resounding success

Our policy conference was a resounding success

Due to the high quality papers that have been presented at this conference, we are left with much food for thought and many take-aways to ponder on as we return to our respective duty stations. Our policy conference was a resounding success. It is indeed a great pleasure to make these closing remarks at the […]

Invest in Namibia 2016 could save us

Namibia is entering a critical week where international businesses will grace us with their presence at the Invest in Namibia 2016, where the country would sell itself to the world as a conducive commercial hub. With our political stability, top infrastructure and investment-friendly environment, there is no reason why Namibia cannot fend off competition from […]

Chance for Swapo to put things right

Tomorrow the crème de la crème of Swapo intellectuals would join the party’s leadership in Windhoek to craft the next policy direction of the party and review how policy directives agreed upon four years ago have impacted lives in the country. Times are hard currently, not only in Namibia but also the world over. With […]

Utilising domestic funds for investments

There is no doubt that Namibia is an attractive destination for foreign direct investment, with her many lucrative sectors that remain non-prohibitive for entry by non-Namibians. Testimony to this is Namibia’s ranking in, among others, the competitiveness index as the fourth most prosperous African country. Nevertheless, there remains an elephant in the room, which is […]

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