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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.

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.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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