Remembering Cassinga – we shall never forget

Remembering Cassinga –  we shall  never forget

STAFF REPORTER ________________ Namibia commemorated the Cassinga Day this week, with many people including some of the survivors, gathered at the UN plaza in Katutura where survivors collectively gave their own accounts on that fateful day. Some of the survivors who survived 39 years ago when the racist South African troops attacked Cassinga settlement in […]

When women went shopping at Foschini

When women went shopping at Foschini

EMMENCY NUUKALA _____________________ Property being vandalised, fistfights, stampedes in which some shoppers passed out and had to receive first aid on the shop floor – these were all what consisted of Foschini’s two-day sale. It was a clearance sale where everything in the women’s retaining chain stores in Windhoek central business district was marked down […]

Corporate Leniency Policy still in the balance

Corporate Leniency Policy still in the balance

JEREMIAH NDJOZE __________________ Namibians welcomed with a sigh of relief, President Hage Geingob’s announcement – during the State of the Nation Address (SONA), last week that his administration will push for the enactment of the tabled Whistle Blower Bill this year, as a sign of government’s commitment to accountability and a society that is open […]

How the NDP5 intend on changing the game

How the NDP5 intend on changing the game

STAFF REPORTER _________________ The draft 5th National Development Plan is out. It is permeated by the principle of sustainable development. As such, the plan frames the achievement of progress within a framework of ensuring the ability of future generations to thrive. In the same spirit, NDP5 has four key goals: Achieve Inclusive, Sustainable and Equitable […]

Alcohol was my husband, but no more

Alcohol was my husband,  but no more

ALVINE KAPITAKO __________________ Two weeks ago, on a Sunday afternoon, while in the rehabilitation centre, Sophia * (not her real name) made a bitter-sweet commitment to end her 25-year long relationship with alcohol. “I took my pen and paper and I wrote a letter breaking up with alcohol. I wrote a letter, saying, ‘hello my […]

Understanding the NASA research off the Namibian coast

Understanding the NASA research off the Namibian coast

STAFF REPORTER ________________ New Era Weekend sat down with Dr Jens Redemann, the research physical scientist National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Principal Investigator for the NASA ORACLES (ObseRvations of Aerosols above CLouds and their intEractionS) project in Namibia to gain a better understanding of the project. Question: What is the ORACLES project […]

Conservancy windfalls: A tale of contradictions

Conservancy windfalls:  A tale of contradictions

DESIE HEITA ____________ Namibia’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources launched a scathing critique ever on the country’s national policy on human wildlife conflict management, turning the long-standing policy on its head. It was found that government’s glorious public reports on earnings and benefits derived from community-based conservancies are in a stark contrast to the […]

The players in oil and gas

The information is according to the recently launched online tool – Namibia Transparent Oil – to allow the public access to information regarding the country’ petroleum exploration licences. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) developed the tool with assistance of the Engine Room, to help the public keep track of the allocation and transaction […]

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