Desmond P van Heerden
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 08:15
It is that time of year again. There are chocolate eggs and bunnies in stores, and most people are getting ready for the long weekend. It is Easter! But to whom do we owe this break? Where does it come from? For most Namibians, the answer would be easy – Easter is a Christian holiday.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 09:30
Whenever we access the internet, we rely on information security. In particular, we all rely on a subsystem of the internet we hardly pay any attention to – the Domain Name System. As it happens, computers are not quite as enamoured as you and I are for pesky human-readable words.
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.