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18 Sep 2019 | by Frederico Links

‘Fake news’ –misinformation, disinformation and propaganda – is very much a reality in Namibian political and electoral processes. Various social media platforms have become the preferred battlegrounds on which disturbing, …

15 Sep 2019 | by Klaus Schade

Upward movements on both the main BCM index and the leading indicator (which seeks to pick up future trends) continued to suggest that better economic times lie ahead. Despite this, …

12 Sep 2019 | by Klaus Schade

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) aims to provide improved access to the US market for sub-Saharan African countries. Namibian businesses have not taken up many of the opportunities …

30 Aug 2019 | by Klaus Schade

The IJG Business Climate Monitor deteriorated in June 2019 following promising upward movements in previous months. Overall, the IJG BCM indicates that the economy is still struggling to move out …

15 Aug 2019 | by Klaus Schade

The IJG Business Climate Monitor continued to show improvement in May – a trend started by the Leading Indicator in June 2018 and by the main IJG BCM in March …

5 Aug 2019 | by Frederico Links

Recent statements by senior government figures indicate that the problems that have been experienced with the implementation of the Public Procurement Act since 2017 can no longer simply be described …

1 Aug 2019 | by Klaus Schade

The IJG Business Climate Monitor continued to show slight improvement in April 2019. The Leading Indicator – which points to the future trend for the economy – remained flat, but …

25 Jul 2019 | by Ndapwa Alweendo and Rakkel Andreas

While technology has definitely affected the way that people are able to communicate with each other, its effects can also be felt in many areas of our lives. That includes the …

20 Jul 2019 | by Ndapwa Alweendo and Rakkel Andreas

There are three branches of government: the legislative (parliament), the judiciary (courts) and the executive (parliament). The constitution is the supreme law of the country, which contains principles that keep the …

19 Jul 2019 | by IPPR

The latest quarterly economic review from the IPPR examines economic developments that took place in the second quarter of 2019. This edition also includes a special focus on public debt. …

12 Jun 2019 | by Christopher Hope

Namibia’s plan for industrialisation, Growth at Home, was adopted in early 2015. The 52-page policy guide represented a clear interventionist-turn in the government’s economic policy. As if to indicate the …

11 Jun 2019 | by Ndapwa Alweendo and Max Weylandt

In Namibia, as in many other countries around the world, men and women receive different treatment due to their gender. In a variety of ways – including but not limited …