Chris Jacobie


Opportunity Begs

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 15:45
TWO seemingly unrelated events the past week -- the commemoration of the life of the national hero and liberation icon, Herman Toivo Ya Toivo, and the decision of the Fitch Ratings Agency not to downgrade Namibia’s investment status -- are a rare conspiracy for reflection.

Toivo Ya Toivo

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:45
THE passing of all great men leaves a hole in the soul of a nation, but the passing of most exceptional men, like the Namibian patriot and national hero, Hermann Andimba Toivi Ya Toivo, leaves a legacy that will strengthen the collective character and resolve of the nation as it matures.

Talent Fuels Future

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 08:15
THE infighting among factions of Swapo could have been dismissed as normal for a dynamic developing democracy were it not for evidence that points to a vicious campaign spearheaded by disgruntled and ambitious individuals from various corners, aimed at the Head of State and senior Swapo and gov

Engen runs cold

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 09:45
THE national disgust being expressed at the savage attack on two brothers by an out-of-control security guard at an Engen Service Station is only exceeded by the shocking visuals of the relentless viciousness of a protector turned sadistic criminal.

Divided We Must Fall

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:30
THE first step in uniting Namibia behind common challenges is to admit the cruel and obvious truth that the leadership of the ruling Swapo party is being strangled by a tyranny of faction that revolts against the 2012 Swapo congress and 2014 election results.

Dr. Sam Nujoma!

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 09:30
WHEN the bells toll at the Etunda farm to announce the 88th birthday of the Founding Father, Dr Sam Nujoma, its echoes over the vast expanses will rally a nation to remember and revere its most exceptional citizen.

Save a Life

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 08:30
THIRTY ONE Namibians killed in road accidents over a long weekend is a horrific statistic and confirms that travelling on Namibian roads is among the most unsafe in the world.

Champion Nation

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 09:45
THE achievement of Namibian boxing sensation, Julius Indongo, becoming the first Namibian holder of three world titles, is the stuff that Namibian legends are made of and the foundations on which a future challenge of national inspiration and patriotism can rest securely.

Historic chance

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 08:15
THE announcement by the Minister of Justice, Dr Albert Kawana, in the National Assembly, that through the Office of the Ombudsman, public hearings will be conducted this year on racism and racial or general discrimination, is of seismic importance.

Not identical twins

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 11:45
THE more Namibians become independent, the more they are becoming masters of their own destiny, and the more the nation will rely on themselves and each other to face challenges, the more they will seek and find sustainable solutions.