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Business / Economics

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW; Navigating the Impact of Rising Fuel Prices and Electricity Tariffs: Insights from Josef Kefas Sheehama

In the midst of economic challenges and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, Namibians are grappling with the harsh reality of increasing fuel prices and electricity tariffs. Josef Kefas Sheehama, an observer of socioeconomic trends, sheds light on the pressing issues facing many households in Namibia and offers perspectives on the road ahead. Sheehama begins by acknowledging the significant burden that rising fuel and electricity costs place on individuals already […]

todayApril 30, 2024 8 2


Government Institutions Pension Fund increases pension and disability income benefits

The Government Institutions Pension Fund announced pension and disability income benefits increases. The Board of Trustees took this decision after a thorough actuarial due diligence process and in consideration of various factors such as the inflation rate, cost of living, reasonable benefit expectations of its active annuitants, affordability on the part of the Fund and the average annual return over the last five years, as well as the current and […]

todayApril 29, 2024 25

Business / Economics

UNam expert talks Rising Cost of Living Challenges

The escalating cost of living, both locally in Namibia and worldwide, has presented enduring challenges, making essentials like food and water unaffordable for many. Governments are grappling with aiding citizens in meeting these basic needs on a daily basis. Dr. Basilius Kasera, a faculty member in Human Sciences at UNam, provides his perspective on one possible solution.  

todayApril 16, 2024 19

Interview Transcripts

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Expert Analysis on Rising Cost of Living: A Conversation with Professor Basilius Kasera

  In a recent discussion, Professor Basilius Kasera from the University of Namibia sheds light on the pressing issue of rising prices and its implications on the lives of ordinary citizens. The conversation delves into various aspects of the current economic landscape, providing valuable insights into the challenges faced by individuals and families in meeting their basic needs amidst increasing costs. Professor Kasera begins by highlighting the lack of effective […]

todayApril 16, 2024 5


Cost of living relief on the cards as Kenya, Nigeria currencies gain ground

    By Conrad Onyango, bird story agency   Squeezed by painfully high prices for over a year, households in Kenya and Nigeria are beginning to get some relief as their national currencies strengthen against the US dollar and the cost of living starts to come down. In 2023, the shilling and naira were ranked among the worst-performing currencies in the world, according to data from Bloomberg and World Currency […]

todayApril 2, 2024 6

Opinion Pieces

Battling to make ends meet? Financial planning expert offers 5 tips on how to build your budget

Bomikazi Zeka, University of Canberra Every day seems to bring new headlines about rising costs. In Nigeria, unions are threatening to strike amid soaring fuel prices; the country’s inflation rate hit 25% in August. The amount it costs to fill a food basket in South Africa keeps climbing. Ghanaians took to the streets of Accra in late September to protest about the cost of living. A recent study by the […]

todayMarch 26, 2024 12


Nigerian workers plan cost-of-living strike

Nigerian labour unions will embark on a two-day strike on Tuesday against the spiralling cost of living. According to the BBC, inflation in Africa's largest economy is at almost 30% whilst the local currency, the naira, is rapidly depreciating. Electricity shortages are compounding the hardship. The African Development Bank has warned that conditions are ripe for social unrest.

todayFebruary 27, 2024 2

South Africa

S.Africa inflation drops for second consecutive month

The monthly inflation rate in South Africa eased again in December, dropping 0.4 percentage points to 5.1 percent as food price hikes slowed, official data showed Wednesday. The average inflation rate for 2023 was 6.0 percent, 0.9 percentage points lower in 2022 and matching the upper limit of the central bank's official target range, national statistics agency StatsSA said. "Inflation was relatively hot in the first five months of 2023 […]

todayJanuary 24, 2024 2