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‘Enough is enough! No work! No Vote!’ say Namibian youth

As the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections are fast approaching, Namibian youth have taken to social media to express their disappointment about the negative impact that the current economic status has had on them. Due to the real time information...

New year, new hopes on ATI

BY FREDERICO LINKS - No doubt 2019 will be both a challenging and exciting year – challenging in that Namibia continues to face tough economic circumstances and exciting in that it’s an election year. But first, a brief review of 2018. ATI law promises not kep In...

Namibian CSOs crippled by limited funding

BY JANE MUNGABWA - The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) this week launched the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Sustainability Index report, an attempt to evaluate the sustainability of CSOs in Namibia according to preset criteria. During the presentation...

‘Try to talk what I understand’ – Language as barrier to ATI

BY JANE MUNGABWA - “Information is available, but people are too ignorant to access it”, was the opinion of a young man who attended an access to information (ATI) workshop in Rundu. I think that it is deeper than that. Yes, information is readily available...

Apartheid information law not to be repealed

BY FREDERICO LINKS - In late November 2018 the minister of justice, Sacky Shanghala, tabled a bill in the National Assembly to have scores of colonial era laws still on Namibian statute books repealed. The Repeal of Obsolete Laws bill would scrap 144 laws and...

Political Perspective: (Good) activism should not be about insult

BY GWEN LISTER - Insult. How freely it is exchanged on social media, with no thought or consequence about the feelings of others. It is also disturbing that attempts to point out the dangers of destructive and discriminatory language online are often met with derision...

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