President Hifikepunye Pohamba has come in for a stick for staying clear of categorically condemning the violent behaviour and political thuggery that ensued when a Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) political gathering attracted the ire of some Swapo members at Outapi.
The growth and diversification of the Namibian media industry poses new challenges to journalists as well as the Namibian public and its corporate and political leadership. These challenges have become even more conspicuous because our society is somehow unfamiliar with the role that media plays in holding rulers accountable to the ruled, in entrenching their covenant responsibly without abuse.
PLANS by Namibian financial services company and media giant, Trustco Group Holdings, to list on the Africa Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in early 2009, represents a major milestone in the expansion of Namibian companies on the continent.
Zuma?s visit should reassert respect for rule of law
Thursday, 30 October 2008 11:10
The much-vaunted visit of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) President Jacob Zuma comes against the backdrop of a constitutional coup d’état in South Africa and bears far-reaching implications for Namibia because of the two countries’ political complexities.
The media has a moral and ethical duty to avoid fuelling misconceptions of tribal and ethnic victimisation in view of the current political mudslinging between the Rally for Democracy and Progress and the Swapo Party.