Desmond P van Heerden


The State of Trade

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 14:30
No country in the world stands independent from its neighbours. Over the last century, a web of trade has developed between countries, and it is largely responsible for the economic development we’ve seen, due to the economic theory of comparative advantage.

A Tested Truth

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:30
Ever since the election of President Donald Trump, there has been a prevalence of terms such as ‘fake news’, and ‘alternative facts.’ These concepts are treated as quite valid by most of the media, when they are anything but.

Drug of Choice

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 09:45
If you had to take a guess as to which drug causes the most harm in our country, what would it be? This drug has toxic effects on the user’s organs and tissues, impairs physical coordination and cognition and affects the user’s perception and behaviour.

The Grand Finale

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 09:15
On 26 April 2017, at 2 am Pacific Daylight Time, the Grand Finale began. The spacecraft Cassini started its first dive into the space between Saturn and its magnificent rings – the first of 22 such dives it will perform before finally crashing into that remote planet.

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.