Desmond P van Heerden
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 08:30
Oxfam, a confederation of charitable organisations focused on the alleviation of global poverty, recently released a report with a rather disturbing statistic. In ‘An economy for the 99 percent,’ they revealed that just eight men owned as much as the poorest 3,6 billion people on the planet.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 08:45
During December, the Namibia Statistics Agency released the third quarter GDP figures for Namibia, and they were, well, if not unexpected, certainly a disappointment. For the second quarter in a row, our country had experienced negative growth. Namibia has entered a technical recession.
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 11:00
A few months ago, I explained how inflation was a natural occurrence of our modern economies, just as our own inflation started to skyrocket.
Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 08:15
There’s this guy, right, a doctor of philosophy and a president. And he said he wants to build a house, you know? But not a real one. (Well, the plan includes real ones, but in the details.) It’s like a metaphorical one! One for all Namibians! Like a Namibian House!
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 08:15
For two years now, President Dr Hage Geingob has been trying to build a more transparent and accountable government – he has declared his assets, and called on his ministers to do the same. So far, only the Honourable Minister of Finance, Calle Schlettwein, has done so.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 08:30
Tomorrow, exactly 211 years ago, one man managed to change the course of history, and shape the world that was to come. But first, let me set the stage – the year was 1805. The First French Empire had been established by Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte a bit more than a year ago.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 11:45
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how our President, Dr Hage Geingob, has spoken of ‘building a Namibian House.’ He has stated that “Namibians want a house where everyone feels a sense of belonging, where everyone is presented with a fair opportunity to prosper in an inclusive manner and by so doi