New Zealand declares “climate emergency”

New Zealand has declared a “climate emergency” and promised to make its public sector carbon neutral by 2025, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern telling legislators on Wednesday that the climate emergency declaration was “an acknowledgement of the next generation – an...

Negotiations with farmers fail in India

In India, talks between the government and more than 300 000 protesting farmers who have been camped outside of Delhi for nearly a week now protesting new laws aimed at attracting private investment into the farming sector, have failed.

SA government being taken to court over wage deal

The Public Servants Association of South Africa says it will not back down in ensuring that government enforces the final year of the 2018 three-year wage agreement despite government saying it can no longer afford the agreed to increase due to the strained fiscus...

Shangula calls for solidarity in HIV fight

Shared responsibility and solidarity are critical aspects in both national and global responses to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, said during the commemoration of World AIDS Day in the capital on Tuesday. Shangula...

Some good news for tourism in 2021

Leading online travel website for tailor-made vacations, Tourlane, polled over 1,200 travelers on how the pandemic affected their travel behavior this year, and what travel trends are emerging for 2021. The questions ranged from booking criteria to the most popular...

OECD predicts economic recovery in 2021

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Tuesday it expects the global economy to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic next year and grow as much as 4.2%, after shrinking by the same amount this year, led mainly by a strong recovery in China....

SA traffic departments to clamp down over festive season

South African Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says he remains seriously concerned at the escalation of attacks on trucks, after six trucks were attacked, torched and petrol bombed in separate instances across Gauteng, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal between the 24 and...

Windhoek residents should still conserve water

Windhoek has been upgraded to a category B scenario according to the water scarcity index of the City’s water management plan. This means the demand can be met with the available supply from dams, reclamation, and groundwater sources utilized at a non-sustainable...

Public lecture being offered

The Ministry of Information & Communication Technology in partnership with the Editors’ Forum of Namibia is inviting all interested parties to a public lecture and discussions featuring the award-winning BBC journalist and media thought-leader, Mr Milton Nkosi,...

China/Australia relations souring

In the latest step amid rising tensions between the two countries, an Australian Senator has called on the Australian government to impose a levy on iron ore exports to China.