John Grobler

Namibia’s Geingob’s comeback paves way for Swapo moderates

Namibia's leader seems to be preparing the ground for a new political direction for the country's ruling party after reinstating Hage Geingbo.

Widespread strike rattles Namibia

Teachers have ignored a court order and they have joined forces with disgruntled nurses who were reined in by the state, writes John Grobler.

Swapo divisions come to a head

Divisions within Namibia's ruling Swapo deepened this week after Prime Minister Nahas Angula withdrew from the presidential race.

Battle for Namibian presidency heats up

The gloves have come off in Swapo in the increasingly acrimonious battle for the Namibian presidential nomination.

Suspected Namibian secessionist acquitted after 13 years

Rodwell Kasika Mukendwa was accused number 106 in the trial in which a remaining 110 men face 278 charges of high treason.

Namibian sterilisation case could open floodgates

A ruling by the Namibian High Court brought by women who alleged they were sterilised by state against their will could open door for similar cases.

Water-short Namibia strikes it rich

The discovery of a giant aquifer beneath the country's most populous region has been amazing news, writes John Grobler.

Questions over Namibian rhino hunt

With 251 rhinos poached so far this year in SA, the expectation is that rhino hunting, especially that of the black rhino, will be shut down.

TransNamib begs for state help

Namibia's partial privatisation of non-core state services appears to be heading up a dead-end track, writes 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.


Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs