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Striking down secrecy, affirming the rule of law

Striking down secrecy, affirming the rule of law

BY FREDERICO LINKS  -  Governments and law enforcement and state security actors like their shrouds of secrecy and especially the one that is national security. On Friday, 12 April 2019, in Namibia at least, this shroud became a lot less protective. This was when the...

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

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

BY JANE MUNGABWA -  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...

New year, new hopes on ATI

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

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

‘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Apartheid information law not to be repealed

Apartheid information law not to be repealed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Shanghala, tabled a bill in the National Assembly to have scores of colonial era laws still on Namibian statute books repealed.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...