Category: Letters

  • UN should consider the total freedom of Caprivians

    UN should consider the total freedom of Caprivians

    Open Letter to UN and AU I humbly request the United Nations (UN ) not to turn its eye blindly, on the issue of Caprivian’s ‘total liberation’ claim by Mishake Muyongo and his followers who have been serving 24 years in prison in Namibia and its counterpart Botswana on grounds of their motherland. If Namibia…

  • Contested Traditional Histories and their Impact on Developmental Projects

    Contested Traditional Histories and their Impact on Developmental Projects

    The Silozi Service of Namibian Broadcasting Corporation in the Zambezi Region introduced a programme, “ZaBuikumuso bwaka”, literally means, “My Pride.” This programme targeted entities like the members of traditional authorities in which they should express themselves on things and events which matter in their areas. In some cases, the members of the traditional authorities are…

  • Cultural Diversity In Celebrating Mafwe Lusata Cultural Festival

    Cultural Diversity In Celebrating Mafwe Lusata Cultural Festival

    OPINION Celebrations of culture build tolerance and appreciation for various civilizations. Celebrating both our differences and our shared passions unites and educates us. It further enables us to comprehend the viewpoints of others, to widen our own comprehension, and to fully experience and educate ourselves. Diversity is larger than the sum of its components, which…

  • Katima Mulilo evictions and demolitions, a catalyst for anarchy

    Katima Mulilo evictions and demolitions, a catalyst for anarchy

    What has been going on in Katima Mulilo for some years now is un-called for and very unfortunate, and if we are not careful the repercussions and long term aftermath will be fatal and regrettable. Starting from street vendors’ evictions, and now to the demolitions of houses. What is sad about it is that this…

  • Katima Mulilo 1978, Paying homage to our Heroes

    Katima Mulilo 1978, Paying homage to our Heroes

    In commemoration of the up-coming Heroes’ day on the 26th of August 2022, please allow me to share a word of two in your column, on this vital piece of history that I personally feel is often underrated and most of our children, or even some of those of my age don’t know, but it’s…

  • Good governance is key in mobilizing cheaper debt

    Good governance is key in mobilizing cheaper debt

    African countries continue to struggle amidst the ever-growing deficit in the provision of decent and affordable housing for its citizens. With the current cumulative housing deficit reaching over 50 million housing units and growing, there is a need for sustained impetus and collaboration amongst key partners and players in the housing industry to bridge the…

  • June 16th, past memory in the history of education

    June 16th, past memory in the history of education

    Please allow me to share, this 4th grade Social Studies topic, but which I think is one of the pivotal events that shaped and laid a foundation for both South Africa and Namibian political struggle, post 1976. To many Namibians, June 16th , 46 years ago has no significance as it doesn’t echo any bells,…

  • Impact of Ukraine war on global shipping

    Impact of Ukraine war on global shipping

    Ukraine invasion adds to pandemic challenges The war has caused widespread disruption to global shipping, and is likely to exacerbate ongoing supply chain disruption, port congestion and crew crises caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The shipping industry has been affected on multiple fronts, with the loss of life and vessels in the Black Sea, disruption…

  • Zambezi Region on Government Target

    Zambezi Region on Government Target

    I wish to raise my concern on issues affecting the Zambezi Region in terms of land space. It is undisputable that the SWAPO-LED government brought development in Namibia in the form of good roads, provision of housing, tertiary education institutions, the inclusion of Walvis Bay to Namibia etc. But on the other hand people of…

  • BDF harass us, we demand closure of Botswana port

    BDF harass us, we demand closure of Botswana port

    Dear Editor, Allow me a space in your newspaper to express my view as follows: We are still having a big problem with Botswana at our village “Impalila”, the BDF usually patrol with their boat near Namibia side. After all they threaten us that, the river it’s not ours, so due to the law they…

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