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Creating a stir

Published on June 3rd, 2015 | by admin

No bricks-andmortar branches. And cashless all the way. Disruption has definitely arrived in the Namibian financial services sector. EBank has been in operation now for about six months and in that time has achieved countrywide rollout ... Read More


Agriculture

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Producers beware

Published on May 27th, 2015 | by admin

In his first state of the nation address in April, President Hage Geingob once again affirmed the aggressive government stance of the state being the dominant player in the economy. “To redress imbalances of the past, ... Read More


Politics & Society

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Swapo ’s N$97m payday

Published on May 27th, 2015 | by admin

Taxpayers will have to fork out around N$117m this year for party funding – a massive increase on previous allocations How to explain a 300 percent increase in party political funding? In late April, Minister of ... Read More


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STATE OF THE NATION 2015

Published on May 27th, 2015 | by admin

Building Hage ’s house Geingob’s impressive first State of the Nation speech was strong on rhetoric but could have done with more detail and greater precision For those who have listened to or read President Pohamba’s ... Read More


Action

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THE FORCE IS TROUBLED

Published on May 27th, 2015 | by admin

The Namibian police force has become a disturbed institution and action is required to resurrect the significantly damaged image of the force, argues Frederico Links Namibia has a serious problem the state of policing is becoming ... Read More


Economics

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SACU needs reform of its reform

Published on May 27th, 2015 | by admin

outlook downbeat over coming years, the customs union needs to make a move now to ensure its sustainability, writes Brigitte Weidlich The new South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene behaved like the proverbial elephant in a ... Read More


Agriculture

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Devastatingly unprepared

Published on May 20th, 2015 | by admin

The scale of underperformance at the Ministry of Agriculture is evident in how the sector is once again nearly felled by unanticipated climatic conditions, reports Frederico Links The figures are not yet in, but according to some Namibia ... Read More


Mining

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NOT SITTING IDLE

Published on May 20th, 2015 | by admin

Since the establishment of government’s mining company back in 2008 one would have been forgiven for thinking that it has made little headway. Annual reports of Epangelo Mining Company (Pty) Ltd are not tabled in Parliament and thus not in the public domain. During the ... Read More


Action

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NOT LIVING UP

Published on May 20th, 2015 | by admin

Conditions are not all that awful, but they certainly will not ‘Let Journalism Thrive!’ World Press Freedom Day 2015 was celebrated under the banner ‘Let Journalism Thrive!’. In Namibia it’s certainly an apt call, for journalism is in something of trough at the moment. This ... Read More


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SITUATION ANALYSIS

Published on May 20th, 2015 | by admin

UN satisfactory The visit of an UNCAC review team failed to impress In late April 2015 a UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) review team arrived in Namibia to assess to what extent the country was meeting its obligations as stipulated under ... Read More


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