NEEEF, in its current form, will not benefit the poor – analyst

NEEEF, in its current form, will not benefit the poor – analyst

EDGAR BRANDT _______________ Judging by the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) groups that companies have already identified to partner with in anticipation of the New Equitable Economic Empowerment Framework (NEEEF), this legislation might not benefit the lower income groups, who need the urgent intervention the most, in the fight against poverty and inequality. NEEEF was formed […]

Diescho on the black inferiority complex among Namibians

Diescho on the black inferiority complex among Namibians

ALBERTINA NAKALE ____________________ Many black people suffer from a self-imposed inferiority complex, which has become so entrenched in the psyche that they do not even know who they are anymore, they even refuse to write or read their own mother tongue at the expense of foreign languages, Professor Joseph Diescho says. He adds that so […]

The day Cuban troops stopped….South Africa’s invasion of Angola

The day Cuban troops stopped….South Africa’s invasion of Angola

History’s narrative on the ‘Angolan War’ or the ‘Angolan Bush War’ has always focused on the version that armed forces of apartheid colonial South Africa entered Angola in pursuit of the then South West Africa’s guerrilla fighters, the People’s Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN), the armed wing of Swapo, fighting for the liberation of Namibia. […]

Sheefeni: The man who beat…..HIV stigma and found love

Sheefeni: The man who beat…..HIV stigma and found love

ALVINE KAPITAKO __________________ Everyone knows 32-year-old Immanuel Sheefeni, an HIV/AIDS activist who tested positive to HIV three years ago and publicly spoke of his previous strong hatred towards women and how he wanted to pass on the virus to as many women in revenge. It took him a long time to adjust and to become […]

Law to ban public health advertisements mooted

ALVINE KAPITAKO __________________ The advertisement of health services in public and mass media will soon be a thing of the past, as there are plans to ban such advertisements, Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernard Haufiku, has said. This means that traditional and spiritual healers, who advertise their services through the media, will […]

Ruacana: a cultural melting pot and investors’ paradise

Ruacana: a cultural melting pot and investors’ paradise

LOIDE JASON ____________ With a population of 8 000, Ruacana is famous for its waterfalls (largest in Namibia), cultural diversity and mountainous landscapes. Livestock and crop farming make Ruacana popular in the region among buyers and bulk consumers. Ruacana is located in the Omusati Region, 65km from the regional capital, Outapi, 860km north of the capital, […]

He who claims to raise the dead

He who claims to raise the dead

ALVINE KAPITAKO __________________ According to ‘Apostle’ Paul Shetu his ‘Damascus moment’ dawned on him while pursuing his engineering degree in the Russian capital city of Moscow. There he was attending the Good News Church under pastor Rick Renner, an American. Shetu, who addresses himself as either ‘apostle’ or ‘pastor’, says it was somewhere in 2004 […]

Marine Denkmal removal quest at International Criminal Court

Marine Denkmal removal quest at International Criminal Court

EVELINE DE KLERK ____________________ In what is perhaps a bizarre decision, a little known coastal movement by the name of ‘Back to Germany Activist Movement,’ has approached the International Criminal Court (ICC) demanding that the ‘Marine Denkmal’, or Marine Memorial in English, monument removed from the streets of Swakopmund and be returned to Germany. The […]

Modular Assembly System a possible answer to the housing crisis

EDGAR BRANDT _______________ One of the major investments confirmed at the recently ended Invest in Namibia conference is a housing scheme in Okahandja that will focus on constructing different housing models for the local market. The project, which was proposed by German company, Polycare, is confident they can construct at least 10 000 houses annually, […]

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