Desmond P van Heerden

The first defence

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 12:15
Constitution Day is once again approaching, and as we marvel once again at its remarkable role in our sovereign, secular, democratic and unitary state that secures for us all justice, liberty, equality and fraternity, we should cast our eyes abroad.


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!

A Government View

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.

To Shape History

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.