Monthly Archives - Oct 2021

Communal Land and Local Authorities

Today the LAC held a stakeholder engagement event regarding “Communal Land and Local Authorities” with the presence of the newly appointed Ombudsman Basilius Dyakugha. The Ombudsman The Ombudsman LAC at work Willem Odendaal Frieda Andreas Corinna van Wyk The presentation and discussions were focused around the ruling of the Supreme Court on Kashela Vs...

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Hate Speech

Hate speech:  The South African Qwelane case and why it is relevant for Namibia What is the Qwelane Case about? “Speech is powerful – it has the ability to build, promote and nurture, but it can also denigrate, humiliate and destroy. Hate speech is one of the most devastating modes of...

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Vaccine Mandates

Are vaccine mandates constitutional? “The right to choose what can and cannot be done to one’s body… is an inalienable human right. This is what the Namibian Supreme Court stated in a 2015 case involving a mother whose life was endangered when she refused a blood transfusion. Debates about Covid-19 vaccination...

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Baxu and LAC educating on Natural Resources

The Land, Environment and Sustainable Development Department of the LAC engaged with communities in the Kavango East region on natural resource management and sustainability. Here a few impressions, while showing the LAC produced short film Baxu and the Giants to a community project, Komeho, in Rundu and to a...

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Zoe Titus elected Chairperson of Global Forum for Media Development

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE ELECTION OF NMT DIRECTOR ZOE TITUS AS CHAIRPERSON OF THE GLOBAL FORUM FOR MEDIA DEVELOPMENT (GFMD) (released on 5 October 2021 by NMT and shared here.) The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) is proud to announce that its director Ms Zoé Titus was elected Chairperson of the Global...

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