Why Mwiya has a daunting task ahead

Why Mwiya has a daunting task ahead

Let me first take this opportunity to congratulate Fred Mwiya on his recent appointment as the new Chief Administrator of the Namibia Sport Commission (NSC) and also in the same breath wish him luck and strength in his new endeavor. While wishing him all the best, let me equally use this space to alert him […]

The AU’s (other) ICC strategy

The AU’s (other) ICC strategy

At the recently concluded 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, heads of state and government adopted a decision on a strategy for withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The decision is not binding on the 55 member states, but remains controversial. A team from the Institute for Security Studies who attended the […]

Does local procurement regulation in mining work?

Does local procurement regulation in mining work?

Through engagement with the mining industry in South Africa where there are stringent local procurement regulations, and in Namibia where there are not, a number of key insights emerged that policymakers in both countries and beyond can utilize in their efforts to increase economic benefits from mining. Performance of local procurement regulation in the mining […]

Is Namibia a semi-presidential or a pure presidential system?….After the enactment of the third constitutional amendments

Is Namibia a semi-presidential or a pure presidential system?….After the enactment of the third constitutional amendments

On the occasion of the 27th Anniversary of the adoption of the Namibian Constitution on 9 February, I wish to look at the Third Amendment Bill that was enacted by the Parliament of the Republic of Namibia, in accordance with Article 132 of the Namibian Constitution, to amend the Namibian Constitution to create a Vice-President […]

Be wary of the centrifugal force stoking tribalism

It is strange that certain people are displaying a great determination to ridicule the concepts which we have put in place in order to accelerate our development. Let us disappoint them by succeeding. All three Organs of the State are be up and running and the message I have for all of you is the […]

Report back on Namibia’s international relations

Report back on Namibia’s international relations

Namibia achieved her Independence 27 years ago, in the early nineties when the world was undergoing fundamental change. Fast forward to February 2017, we can safely say that there is movement and shift in our realm of operation that is the international system. At the continental level, the architecture of the Constitutive Act of the […]

Namibian people’s basic rights are never to be compromised

Namibian people’s basic rights are never to be compromised

We have termed this year as the year of re-dedication. It is a year in which we, as Namibians, revisit and commit once more to the ethos that have made us an exemplar of African self-governance and democracy. In order to buttress our ability to administer justice, we have built relevant infrastructure nationwide, in line […]

Administrators should be held accountable

Administrators should be  held  accountable

To be quite honest, there are numerous great examples all over the world where football has proven to be a force for good and an instrument for good change within society. Look, just like many others, I have time and again said football has the ability to uplift and strongly carry messages of hope to […]

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