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A wasted decade

THE most important instrument through which parliament can express its lack of support to a government is the vote-of-no-confidence. MPs are currently pushing a vote-of-no-confidence motion in the government that

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Nhlanhla Maake’s epistolary novel

South African writer, Nhlanhla Maake’s novel, Letters to My Sister, is what is called an epistolary novel. This is a novel told through the medium of letters written by one

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Two contemporary Namibian poets

I must admit that up until my first visit to Namibia just after 2007, and on other subsequent visits, my only idea of Namibian literature did not go beyond the

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Media must raise the bar!

LEGEND has it that one fine day back in the 17th century, a young man witnessed an apple fall from a tree, an occurrence which was by no means miraculous.

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The government’s war on crime

Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro needs to assure us that the government has declared a state-of-emergency on crime not only because of the recent increase in numbers of members of police

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The pocket Oxford Book of Prayer: A review

I had planned this week to return to the subject of life in Colonel Gaddafi’s Libya, but have had to postpone that commitment again, as the sequence of pieces is

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Marquez’s black characters

Through a chance reading, I noticed that Gabriel Marquez’s fourth short story collection, Strange Pilgrims, published originally in Spanish in 1992, is an amazing book. It plays around the merger

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What makes political parties tick?

On Friday 30 July 2021 a Facebook friend, Mokhosi Mohapi, posted on Facebook. I saw the post before going into a meeting and wanted to engage on the issues raised

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Vaccination will save your life

When was the last time you crossed a busy highway without looking both ways before you stepped into traffic? You might be lucky enough to make it across without a

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Neologisms: Part Two

I’ll kick off this week with another limerick:An old gourmet dining at Crewe cried out “there’s a fly in my stew!”Said the waiter “don’t shout and wave it about, or