THE Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) this week reiterated that they had no affiliation to Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) with whom they share a striking resemblance. Members of the party came to their press conference on Thursday this week clad from head to toe in red overalls and berets with their party crest of a fist on the African continent emblazoned on their attire, much like South Africa’s EFF.
The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) disregarded a recommendation by the Law Reform and Development Commission (LRDC) on the use of a paper trail when making use of electronic voting machines (EVMs). The decision to disregard the commission’s recommendation is contrary to a provision in the Electoral Bill that Government tabled in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
THE serious shortage of Chartered Accountants in the country is affecting the quality of financial reporting, especially at small businesses, a partner with Deloitte said this week. In an interview, Jens Kock, Deloitte Partner: Risk Advisory Services said these businesses tend to employ accountants without a sufficient background in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
THE Minister of Trade and Industry Calle Schlettwein has set the record straight after international media reports claimed that Namibia refused to sign the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Trade in Services. According to international media reports, South Africa and Namibia left SADC Chairperson Robert Mugabe ‘red-faced’ when they declined to sign the protocol at the close of the SADC Heads of State and Government Summit in Victoria Falls this week.
Namibians have not shown enough commitment to athletes and athletics development, a sports journalism student at the University of Technology in Jamaica has said. First year student Rodman Katjaimo believes that Jamaicans’ deep commitment to athletics explains why the country has always had an edge over other countries in major athletics events.