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Economics

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Made In Namibia

Published on March 30th, 2015 | by admin

WITH FIRST PHASE  OBJECTIVES SET, GROWTH AT HOME FINALLY SEEMS READY FOR TAKE-OFF, EVEN AS SIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS REMAIN ABOUT THE ASSUMPTIONS AND DATA UNDERPINNING THE STRATEGY, WRITES FREDERICO LINKS In February government’s Growth At Home strategy made a turn again in parliament when Minister of Trade  and Industry Calle Schlettwein ... Read More


Construction

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SQUEEZING LOCALS OUT?

Published on March 27th, 2015 | by admin

IT IS THE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS AND NOT THE QUANTITY THAT LARGELY APPEARS TO FUEL THE IMPRESSION THAT CHINESE CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES DOMINATE THE NAMIBIAN SECTOR, WRITES BRIGITTE WEIDLICH Over the last few years there has been ... Read More


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NEW PROPELLERS NEEDED

Published on March 27th, 2015 | by admin

THE EXECUTIVE NEEDS TO BE PROPERLY CONSTITUTED IN ORDER FOR IT TO DELIVER THE FUTURE Assessing the performance of undertaking. Such an assessment is done, or more accurately, attempted, against the backdrop of mostly publicly unfolding govern responses to these. In instances such ... Read More


Politics & Society

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The Pohamba Conundrum

Published on March 27th, 2015 | by admin

PRESIDENT POHAMBA IS HAILED INTERNATIONALLY BECAUSE HE DOES NOT FIT THE AFRICAN LEADER STEREOTYPE – VENAL, DICTATORIAL AND CLINGING TO POWER. YET DID HE DO TOO LITTLE FOR ORDINARY NAMIBIANS IN HIS TEN YEARS IN POWER ... Read More


Politics & Society

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A Shocking Job

Published on March 27th, 2015 | by admin

HOW THE RULING PARTY HAS BACKED ITSELF INTO AN UNDESIRABLE POSITION. ANALYSIS BY FREDERICO LINKS Unbelievably and uncharacteristically, the ruling Swapo Party, coming off a resounding landslide electoral victory just over three months ago, appears to be running scared … of one ... Read More


Politics & Society

Pres Geingob

A New Flame Has Come

Published on March 23rd, 2015 | by admin

On Saturday, 21 March 2015, President Hage Geingob was officially sworn in at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek in what was a festive and joyous occasion witnessed by thousands. On a day that threatened rain throughout, ... Read More


Book Review

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What Is The Truth

Published on March 23rd, 2015 | by admin

Truth is Truth is interesting, but certainly not the truth Job Amupanda’s Truth is Truth is quite simply a rant … against sell-out elites, lazy government officials, zombie politicians, thieving whites, and just about everyone and ... Read More


The Finish Line

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Beyond Reductionism

Published on March 23rd, 2015 | by admin

While reductive arguments for doling out or grabbing urban land have popular appeal, there are more rationale ways of actually addressing the issues of providing affordable land and housing   Amidst the megaphone politics around the ... Read More


Corruption Tracker

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Corruption Tracker – February 2015

Published on March 4th, 2015 | by admin

Cases resolved Agriculture charge swithdrawn The charges against a former private secretary to the Director of Extension and Engineering Services in the Ministry of Agriculture were withdrawn in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court. Joyce Zussino (29) had ... Read More


Politics & Society

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Deflated Hamutenya Chimera

Published on February 18th, 2015 | by admin

RDP survival is threatened by the illusional and delusional Hamutenya, writes Frederico Links In Greek mythology the chimera was a fabled and implausible creature with magical powers. The political demise of Hidipo Hamutenya, and the Rally for ... Read More


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