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Speaking at cross-purposes with mixed messages

Published on July 27th, 2015 | by admin

The challenges to the notion of efficient government are becoming more pronounced, so tal king about efficient government won’t magically produce efficiency On 31 July 2015 the Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement intends, as advertised, to go ... Read More


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The A***** team

Published on July 27th, 2015 | by admin

Everyone is wondering what the ‘A’ in the A Team stands for. The polite interpretation is ‘advisors’  although there are alternatives that may prove more accurate in time. With so many ministers and deputy ministers already ... Read More


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KKK not OK

Published on July 27th, 2015 | by admin

Ai tog! I’m usually underwhelmed by all the month’s happenings – to the point where a tartrazine-rush from munching party packets of Nik-Naks at 4am while pondering Sarte’s Being and Nothingness (the one that followed his ... Read More


Month In Review

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month in review June 2015

Published on July 27th, 2015 | by admin

Business • Three international companies have been shortlisted to replace Tullow Oil as the main partner in the development of the Kudu gas field. They are US-based Schlumberger, Norwegian oil and gas operator BW Offshore and ... Read More


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The wide view

Published on July 27th, 2015 | by admin

GloBal news affecting business in Namibia Namibia to process more diamonds De Beers Group CEO Philippe Mellier indicated that he was ready to sign a significant new sales agreement with the Namibian government. The deal is ... Read More


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‘We have to be efficient’

Published on July 27th, 2015 | by admin

Halfway through his first year in office, new RFA CEO Ali Ipinge sat down for a chat with Insight First things first, the RFA CE O position has been something of a poisoned chalice because of ... Read More


Economics

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NMW on the table

Published on July 27th, 2015 | by admin

A national healthcare insurance system is on the cards, as well as a national pension fund, and now government wants to go further with its social welfare plans and introduce a national minimum wage. However, many ... Read More


Economics

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Govt mulls capital investment fund

Published on July 27th, 2015 | by admin

Recent ministerial state ments suggest serious steps are being ta ken to create a financing vehicle to help grow Namibian small businesses, writes Brigitte Weidlich A venture capital fund is on the cards for Namibia. Government’s ... Read More


Economics

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Squeezed from above, below and inside

Published on July 27th, 2015 | by admin

Dark clouds that have been gather ing over the South African and Angolan economies are now also steadily massing over the Namibian economy, writes Frederico Links People say that when things go wrong or start to ... Read More


Politics & Society

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Mixed 100

Published on July 27th, 2015 | by admin

While 100 days in office does not say much, they do say something, and it certa inly is a mixed bag for the new administration. The end of June marked the first 100 days of the ... Read More


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