THE two-and-a-half month run of a serial swindler and con artist criss-crossing Namibia from the north to the south came to a dramatic end last night when two alert police reservists took Jacobus Scholtz in custody at the coastal resort town of Swakopmund.The two identified Scholtz from an...


Acquitted officer denied recall

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 08:00
Even though the High Court exonerated him after a previous conviction, ex-sergeant Phillipus Longer has been struggling for 15 years to be re-instated into the Namibian Police Force. 

Oldest Swapo cadre passes on

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 08:00
Natalia Mweenda gwIita, a resident of Ohakweenyanga village in Oshana Region, who according to her documents was 107 years old and joined Swapo in 1960, died on 13 April and was buried on 19 April, the same day Swapo celebrated its 56 years of existence.

Govt’s escalating debt

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 08:00
Government debt has continued to spiral upward over the past two years as the cost of funding the deficit has increased from a mere 23,7% at the end of the 2014/15 financial year, to 37% at present.


U-20 win

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 08:00
The Namibian Under-20 side continues to make the country proud at the ongoing World Rugby Under-20 Trophy Competition in Zimbabwe after thrashing Hong Kong 70-8 yesterday, 27 April.


Market Recap

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 08:00
Namibia Breweries had its share price grow by 5% this week, to close at N$23,93 per share, leading the market this week. Trustco Group, with growth of 2,74%, took second place, closing at N$3,75 per share.


Press freedom under threat

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 08:00
Freedom of the press in the Land of the Brave is in peril and in a state of misperception when juxtaposed against praises and rankings bestowed on the country as having one of the freest press around the globe.

Noblesse Oblige

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 08:00
Nobility Obliges.” Or that is how Noblesse Oblige translates directly from French. I’d first encountered the phrase when I went to study at the University of Stellenbosch, where it was the motto of my residence, Simonsberg.

Reliance breeds Alliance

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 08:00
IF decision makers, including political appointees, are irritated at media reports on concerns from the citizens over abuse of power and bad service delivery, they should try and imagine how irritated the media are to repeat the same charges from the public day after day.


RA in tug of war with builders

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 08:00
The Roads Authority (RA) is embroiled in a dispute with residents who built their buildings too close to main roads and with some having received letters ordering them to demolish the buildings.


Transport shows signs of slump

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 08:00
The magnitude of the decline in cargo volumes in the Namibian transport sector has not been calculated yet, but there is no denying that the logistic sector is in the doldrums. 


Pocket rocket Datsun Go

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 08:00
Datsun is finally making a comeback after lying low for more than 25 years with the all new Datsun Go trimmed with a more functional, yet sophisticated design aimed to impress entry-level buyers.


Lights, Camera, Songs

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 08:00
This year’s Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs), will not only be all about awarding the best in the music industry, but is also set to expose local artists to a record 300 million viewers across Africa.