Committed to efficiently serve the public

Committed to efficiently serve the public

STAFF REPORTER ________________ The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation this week became the one of the few government ministries to publicly launch their service charter. “The ministry strives to deliver consistent professional, effective and efficient service delivery to our customers at all times. Hence, our Customer Service Charter expresses the set standards of service […]

Put down your cellphone and read books

Put down your cellphone and read books

ALVINE KAPITAKO __________________ Thirty-six years after buying ‘Uncle Spike’s book exchange’, George Yates still firmly believes that books are the best way of imparting knowledge and skills to children and adults alike. Stocked with piles of books reaching the ceilings, ‘Uncle Spike’s book exchange’ has grown over the years and remains a popular spot for […]

What lessons to take from opportunity lost with APRM

What lessons to take from opportunity lost with APRM

DESIE HEITA ____________ The announcement that Namibia has finally acceded to the African Peer Review Mechanism received lukewarm response from political analysts and politicians, with some stoically pointing out that there is nothing to celebrate. Analysts bold enough to speak their mind on record – very few were willing to comment – point to the […]

African adopt universal declaration to defeat malaria

STAFF REPORTER ________________ Heads of State from across Africa this week adopted a Declaration on Universal Access to Immunization in Africa, in which they endorsed the Addis Declaration on Immunization, a historic and timely pledge to ensure that everyone in Africa – regardless of who they are or where they live – receives the full […]

What does 2017 hold for Namibia?

What does 2017 hold for Namibia?

STAFF REPORTER ________________ Year 2017 did not start well for the global economy that has, until now, grown used to multilateralism while listening to the gospel of global fair trade. If the previous year’ Brexit vote was a minor tremor then the ascension of businessman Donald Trump to the United State’s White House is the […]

Namcol unpacks block tuition

Namcol unpacks block tuition

Albertina Nakale Windhoek – The Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) director, Heroldt Murangi, has explained that the block tuition programme for Grade 12 learners, which is an attempt to improve national results, will be only be implemented this year on a pilot basis. As part of its strategy to increase the pass rate among […]

AR withdraws from mass urban land servicing project

AR withdraws from mass urban land servicing project

Selma Ikela Windhoek – The leaders of the Affirmative Repositioning (AR) group, Job Amupanda, George Kambala and Dimbulukeni Nauyoma, will issue government with a notice of withdrawal from the mass urban land servicing programme (MULSP) it agreed to in July 2015. Amupanda stated not only was there a failure to meet the targets and observe […]

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 […]

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