Leadership

Bots mine sinks in regional crisis

Bots mine sinks in regional crisis

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE–A MINING sector crisis gripping the SADC region has claimed its first casualty in Botswana after the copper and nickel mine BCL Limited and its subsidiaries were placed under provisional liquidation due to non-profitability. Kgomotso Abi, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Minerals and Water Resources, said operations at BCL, which is […]

Southern Africa tops governance index

Southern Africa tops governance index

By Timo Shihepo WINDHOEK–SOUTHERN Africa has reaffirmed its position as the best governed region in Africa, after five countries dominated the 2016 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG). The latest governance index, launched on October 3 in the United Kingdom, is the 10th. The index, produced by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, provides an annual assessment of […]

Namibia makes progress towards being the region’s logistics hub – Alweendo

Namibia makes progress towards being the region’s logistics hub – Alweendo

By Magreth Nunuhe Swakopmund – Namibia’s development objective is to make the deep harbour at Walvis Bay a preferred west coast port in Africa and the preferred corridor to southern and central African logistics operations, Tom Alweendo, the Namibian Minister of Economic Planning has said. In a statement read by his deputy, Lucia Iipumbu, at the […]

Dehumanising African leaders for regime change

Dehumanising African leaders for regime change

By Prof Jonathan Moyo IF THERE’S one inescapable reality to interrogate without fear or favour today, it is that Zimbabweans have reached a moment of truth to come to terms with the fact that Zimbabwe’s national survival and economic prosperity are inextricably intertwined first with President Robert Mugabe’s constitutional leadership and second with his liberation legacy […]

India, Africa rekindle trade ties

India, Africa rekindle trade ties

By Pavithra Rao and Franck Kuwonu UNTIL she travelled abroad when she started college, Zara Mwanzia had thought that chapatti — the delicious bread she ate while growing up, which most Kenyans still eat — was a local delicacy. “I was surprised to find out that chapati actually originated from India,” she said, musing at how […]

Chissano draws ACP-EU parliamentarians to climate change debate

Chissano draws ACP-EU parliamentarians to climate change debate

By The Southern Times Writer Windhoek- There is a need to devise extensive strategies on how to deal with the adverse effects of climate change, former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano has said. Chissano made the remarks last Wednesday during the 31st session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of nations and European Union (ACP-EU) Joint […]

Challenge of balancing competing water, energy needs in SADC

Challenge of balancing competing water, energy needs in SADC

By Kizito Sikuka The warning is clear and getting louder – management of water development in southern Africa cannot continue to undermine energy issues or vice versa because action in one area impacts on the other. Water extraction and distribution, for example, require the availability of adequate energy supplies, while energy production requires water. This water-energy […]

UK’s pull out of EU could harm SADC trade regime

UK’s pull out of EU could harm SADC trade regime

By Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – If the United Kingdom (UK) were to pull out of the European Union (EU), it would have repercussions in terms of its trade regimes with Africa and it would also have to redefine its position with its trade partners in SADC after so many years of negotiations, Dr Kaire Mbuende, the […]

UK seek to strengthen ties with Africa

UK seek to strengthen ties with Africa

By Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – UK Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, who together with his delegation visited Namibia last week, said his country was looking at improving ties with Africa and Namibia was one of the countries on its priority list. Duddridge’s visit to Namibia on June 6, was meant to strengthen bilateral relations and expanding […]

50 Rules for Being a Great Leader

50 Rules for Being a Great Leader

• By Jayson Demers Becoming a great leader isn’t something that happens overnight, but it can be achieved through discipline, hard work and a commitment to improvement through experience. Great leaders aren’t born, as some people suggest; instead, they are shaped over time. And, while what makes a “great” leader in one application doesn’t always […]