Namibia

To silence the guns in Africa, nature must be restored

The world needs a new deal to protect its natural environment

The Icelandic fisherman who fought the sharks – and won

The story of Johannes Stefansson, who helped to pay massive bribes in Namibia - and survived death threats from Cape gangsters, and a poisoning attempt, to blow the whistle

Workers’ R60m ‘lost’ in banks scam

An asset manager, VBS Mutual Bank and a Namibian bank have put the retirement funds of 26 000 municipal workers in South Africa at risk

Record 45mn need urgent food aid in Southern Africa — UN

Roughly 45-million people in southern Africa are in urgent need of food aid as a result of drought, flooding and economic hardship, the UN...

Namibia’s elections have come and gone, but little has changed

The corrupt enrichment of the political elite and worsening socioeconomic conditions may mean the working class is ready to rise up

Vote tests Swapo’s dominance

The elections come during a three-year recession, high unemployment, inequality and a fishing scandal

The enduring appeal of liberation movements

Liberation movements attracted more than half of the popular vote in their most recent parliamentary elections in many African countries

Who’s who in Namibia’s presidential elections?

Namibia votes in a general election on Wednesday. Here are the four frontrunners

Africa’s markets, ranked

An Absa index has put SA at top spot for the third year, although our overall score has fallen

Africans flock, rather than take flight

Most people’s response is to flee or fight when faced with a problem, particularly an ongoing one, but in Southern Africa they work together

A bicycle ride through Namibia’s sheltering desert

The 700km route takes in the Namib-Naukluft’s Kuiseb canyon where two German geologists hid during World War II to avoid internment

Kalahari will become too hot for birds

Losing birds in the Kalahari has a wider effect. Desert areas are critical to overall evolution in avian species, adding diversity to the species

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it