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John Grobler

Power crunch catches up with Namibia

Namibia has plans to become a big energy player but consumers will feel the pain this winter, writes John Grobler.

TransNamib gravy train derails

A new scandal has revealed the staggering corruption that is bleeding Namibia's state coffers.

Himba dragon myth not just hot air

Scientists say the mysterious circles, also known as "fairy circles", in the Namib desert may have been caused by oxygen-depleting methane.

Pipe dreams of a cybersquatter

Namibian businessperson Simon Kapenda has been punting grandiose schemes to develop the country, though his past is tainted with fraud allegations.

‘Welcome to Namibia, please fetch your own bags from the aircraft’

Visitors flying into Namibia may in the near future be asked to retrieve their luggage from the aircraft themselves.

Public spending clouds positive outlook for Namibian economy

IMF gives Namibia a thumbs but raises concerns over rising public debt.

Insult reflects tribal division in Namibia

A minister's inflammatory comment about his Ovambo colleagues sparks minorities' sympathy.

Namibian coast under pressure

A proposal to construct a chemical plant on the Namibian coast, the heart of the coastal tourism area, has the country in a deadlock.

Namibia backs down on mine tax

A crisis in Namibia's mining industry was narrowly averted when the Cabinet agreed to review proposed new taxes after tense negotiations.

Namibian president’s illness raises succession issue

Concern has been rising over Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba's health after he was hospitalised two weeks ago.

Miner accused of tax fraud

Accusations of inflated costs at a Zambian mine have been made against Glencore.

Namibia in flood after heaviest rain in 120 years

Namibia has declared its second national flood emergency in three years, following extensive flooding in six of the country's northern regions.

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