Desmond P van Heerden


The Origins of Easter

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, April 6, 2017 - 11:45
AFTER President Jacob Zuma’s sacking of his Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, political tension in South Africa is once again on the rise. With Standard & Poor’s downgrading South Africa’s credit rating, it seems that their country is in uprising.

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.