Liquor and Lust in Namibia (article)
Robert Gordon, “Inside the Windhoek Lager: Liquor and Lust in Namibia.” Drugs, labor, and colonial expansion. Ed. William Jankowiak and Daniel Bradburd. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2003, pp. 117 - 134.
'If one does not drink beer, you can go to church - or you can drink beer'
THE PROMISE of a "good life" - that is, one characterised by drinking beer - was the motivation that led the prosecution's tenth witness in the main Caprivi high treason trial to become part of a secessionist movement in the Caprivi Region, the witness testified yesterday. All.africa.com reports.
Swakopmund Council acts against drunken workers
The Namibian (Windhoek) reports (13 May 2005) that employees and contract workers of the Swakopmund Municipality will be subjected to random alcohol testing from June 1. The Town Council approved guidelines at its monthly meeting at the end of April. This means employees will be subjected to random testing at 08h00 and 14h00 every day. The Council approved an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Policy in April 2000 when the problem of staff members reporting for work while under the influence of alcohol became more serious. Find the full story here.
Alcohol Abuse Rife At Unam
New Era (Windhoek) reports (15 March 2005) that alcohol abuse is said to be one of the most serious problems at the University of Namibia (Unam)'s main campus in Windhoek. Find the full story here.
Heineken leaves Angola or does it?
For The Namibia Economist, Desie Heita reported in April 2004 that Namibia Breweries Limited's beer may start entering Angola again as a piggyback on Heineken. An indication of this is the announcement straight from Amsterdam by the Heineken group that they sold their shares in two Angolan breweries. The Angolan breweries of which Heineken sold its shares, had a combined 15% of the Angolan beer market. Heineken owned 45% of Empresa Angolana de Cerveja (EKA) and 27% Nova Empresa de Cerveja de Angola (Nocal). Both brewer are located in Luanda. Find the full story here.
Namibia, a nation of boozers
The Namibian reported in 2002 that more than half of all Namibian adults consume an average of 10 litres of alcohol a week, while two in five are smokers. Find the full story here.