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1611, 2020

#LEARNONONE DAYTIME TV EDUCATION – A CHANCE AT A BETTER FUTURE 

November 16th, 2020|Comments Off on #LEARNONONE DAYTIME TV EDUCATION – A CHANCE AT A BETTER FUTURE 

12 November 2020 One Africa TV celebrates its #LearnOnOne daytime TV educational platform with refreshed branding.  Having broadcasted over 2,600 lessons since 13 April when schools remained closed while the country was in lockdown, [...]

1211, 2020

PRIORITISE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH:

November 12th, 2020|Comments Off on PRIORITISE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH:

Photo Caption: Marjolize Scholtz, FNB Wellness Specialist With over 35 million posts tagged #selfcare on Instagram, it’s clear that we’re more aware than ever of the trend to take time [...]

1211, 2020

MTC & DStv PARTNERS TO PRESENT NEW INTERNET BUNDLES FOR DStv SUBSCRIBERS

November 12th, 2020|Comments Off on MTC & DStv PARTNERS TO PRESENT NEW INTERNET BUNDLES FOR DStv SUBSCRIBERS

11 November 2020 – Windhoek – Digital Enabler Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) today entered a new partnership with MultiChoice Namibia (MCN), to provide streaming bundles to its DStv subscribers in Namibia. The new Streaming [...]

511, 2020

GLOBAL FINANCE ANNOUNCES FIRST NATIONAL AS BEST BANK IN NAMIBIA

November 5th, 2020|Comments Off on GLOBAL FINANCE ANNOUNCES FIRST NATIONAL AS BEST BANK IN NAMIBIA

Photo Caption:  Erwin Tjipuka, CEO of FNB Namibia  08 October 2020: Global Finance magazine has announced its 27th annual awards for the World’s Best Banks, and FNB was awarded as [...]

2710, 2020

ELIZABETH BAY WELCOMES NEW OWNERS: SPERRGEBIET DIAMOND MINING FINALISES PURCHASE

October 27th, 2020|Comments Off on ELIZABETH BAY WELCOMES NEW OWNERS: SPERRGEBIET DIAMOND MINING FINALISES PURCHASE

15 October 2020, Windhoek Namibia. In 2018 Namdeb Diamond Corporation announced its intent to sell the Elizabeth Bay Mine situated in the Karas Region close to Lüderitz. The sale was initiated with the intent [...]

2110, 2020

NAMDEB AND SPERRGEBIET DIAMOND MINING CONCLUDE SALE OF ELIZABETH BAY

October 21st, 2020|Comments Off on NAMDEB AND SPERRGEBIET DIAMOND MINING CONCLUDE SALE OF ELIZABETH BAY

Namdeb Diamond Corporation (Proprietary) Limited (‘Namdeb’) today announced that the transaction for the sale of Elizabeth Bay Mine (‘EBay’) to Sperrgebiet Diamond Mining Proprietary (Proprietary) Limited (SDM), subsidiary of the Lewcor Group (a 100% [...]

2010, 2020

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK AUGUST 2020

October 20th, 2020|Comments Off on ECONOMIC OUTLOOK AUGUST 2020

According to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update for June 2020, the global economy is set to experience a deep downturn in 2020 before recovering [...]

1310, 2020

FNB SIGNS UP FOR THE DEVELOPMENT CREDIT GUARANTEE SCHEME

October 13th, 2020|Comments Off on FNB SIGNS UP FOR THE DEVELOPMENT CREDIT GUARANTEE SCHEME

Photo Caption: Sam Ikela, Segment Head, Small Medium Enterprises 12 October 2020: FNB Namibia has partnered with the Development Bank of Namibia on the risk sharing initiative, which was announced [...]

2809, 2020

UNIQUE 2019 INNOVATION AWARD WINNER MAKES STRIDES

September 28th, 2020|Comments Off on UNIQUE 2019 INNOVATION AWARD WINNER MAKES STRIDES

UNIQUE PRODUCT WILL ASSIST ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION MANAGEMENT AND PROVIDE INTERNET Winner of the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) 2019 Innovation Award, Pulsar Electronics, is making strides with a DBN enterprise development and support package [...]

2209, 2020

MULTICHOICE ANNOUNCES A NEW WAY TO KEEP VIEWERS INFORMED

September 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on MULTICHOICE ANNOUNCES A NEW WAY TO KEEP VIEWERS INFORMED

PRESS RELEASE:  Windhoek, Namibia, 22 September 2020 MultiChoice is continually striving to create innovative ways to offer customers the best service. Therefore, we are pleased to announce a launch of Enhanced Decoder Notification (EDN) [...]

2109, 2020

DEVELOPMENT BANK SHOWCASES SKILLS-BASED FINANCE FOR YOUNG ARTISAN

September 21st, 2020|Comments Off on DEVELOPMENT BANK SHOWCASES SKILLS-BASED FINANCE FOR YOUNG ARTISAN

Photo Caption: Rens Shilongo a young artisan and owner of automotive enterprise Mekemo Trading received skills-based finance for young artisans to purchase tools and equipment that will assist it to expand its business. The company [...]

1409, 2020

MEAT FLASH – 4 September 2020

September 14th, 2020|Comments Off on MEAT FLASH – 4 September 2020

THE MEAT BOARD STATISTICS SHOWS AFTER 2019 DROUGHT The latest Meat Board of Namibia statistics shows disturbing consequences of the 2019 drought around livestock marketing during 2020. On a year to year basis ending [...]

1409, 2020

SOFTENING HOUSE PRICES SEEN IN SECOND QUARTER

September 14th, 2020|Comments Off on SOFTENING HOUSE PRICES SEEN IN SECOND QUARTER

Photo Caption: Frans Uusiku, FNB Market Research Manager 08 September 2020: The second quarter FNB Residential property report highlights the fact that the House Price Index was down 2.7% from the second [...]

1409, 2020

FIRSTRAND NAMIBIA REMAINS STRONG, RESILIENT & WELL-POSITIONED

September 14th, 2020|Comments Off on FIRSTRAND NAMIBIA REMAINS STRONG, RESILIENT & WELL-POSITIONED

Oscar Capelao, FirstRand Namibia Chief Financial Officer MEDIA RELEASE:  10 September 2020 FirstRand Namibia Limited today announced its financial results for the year ending [...]

809, 2020

OLD MUTUAL LAUNCHES NEW CUSTOMISED INSURANCE PROPOSITION

September 8th, 2020|Comments Off on OLD MUTUAL LAUNCHES NEW CUSTOMISED INSURANCE PROPOSITION

The evolution of Old Mutual offerings and engagements with customers is centred around targeted solutions where the needs, aspirations and behaviour of customers take centre stage. This is why Old Mutual Namibia launched its [...]

809, 2020

RISK MITIGATION AS THE KEY TO UNLOCKING OPPORTUNITIES

September 8th, 2020|Comments Off on RISK MITIGATION AS THE KEY TO UNLOCKING OPPORTUNITIES

Article By: Tuliikeni Ndadi, Mining Engineer at Standard Bank Namibia It is widely known that the mining industry is risky, faced with disruptions from both within and outside of the mine site [...]

809, 2020

COST MANAGEMENT VITAL TO MITIGATE COVID-19 IMPACT ON FARMING OPERATION

September 8th, 2020|Comments Off on COST MANAGEMENT VITAL TO MITIGATE COVID-19 IMPACT ON FARMING OPERATION

Article By:  Gerhard Mukuahima, Head of Agribusiness  The outbreak of Covid-19 across the globe is presenting a unique set of challenges to industries and causing severe disruption to global value chains, [...]

1808, 2020

MULTICHOICE NAMIBIA DONATES PPE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

August 18th, 2020|Comments Off on MULTICHOICE NAMIBIA DONATES PPE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

Health and Social Services Minister Honourable Dr Kalumbi Shangula receiving PPEs from MultiChoice Namibia’s Managing Director Roger Gertze at the COVID-19 Communication Centre/Khomas Regional Council in Windhoek Total of 3,500 KN95 Face [...]

1808, 2020

LET NAMIBIA NOT BECOME A VICTIM OF COVID-19

August 18th, 2020|Comments Off on LET NAMIBIA NOT BECOME A VICTIM OF COVID-19

Pieter van Niekerk Team Namibia Board Chairperson While Namibia can be credited for doing many things right in terms of combating COVID-19, Team Namibia has [...]

1408, 2020

The FIM Bill Webinar Series September 2020

August 14th, 2020|Comments Off on The FIM Bill Webinar Series September 2020

The FIM Bill was passed by Parliament on 7 July 2020. The Bill is expected to be published in the Government Gazette soon and thereby become law. The FIM Act will certainly change the [...]

1408, 2020

THE GridOnline SIGNS UP WITH MTN NAMIBIA

August 14th, 2020|Comments Off on THE GridOnline SIGNS UP WITH MTN NAMIBIA

MTN Namibia and The GridOnline have taken the Namibian ICT sector a stride forward as the parties sign their first commercial contract for bulk data transmission services, provided by The GridOnline, a service offering [...]

508, 2020

ONE ECONOMY FOUNDATION: BreakFreeWithTheBoyz

August 5th, 2020|Comments Off on ONE ECONOMY FOUNDATION: BreakFreeWithTheBoyz

Bernardus Harageib:  Technical Director Media Release The #BreakFree from Violence Campaign, is an Anti-violence campaign that was initiated in 2017, with the purpose of creating and fostering [...]

508, 2020

LEGAL MATTERS: STUDY YOU LEASE AGREEMENTS IN LIGHT OF COVID-19

August 5th, 2020|Comments Off on LEGAL MATTERS: STUDY YOU LEASE AGREEMENTS IN LIGHT OF COVID-19

Article By:  Ivo Dos Santos, Dr. Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc A lease agreement creates reciprocal rights and obligations between a landlord and tenant, meaning the landlord gives the tenant the use and enjoyment of [...]

308, 2020

RENT PRICES STAGGERS IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19

August 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on RENT PRICES STAGGERS IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19

Frans Uusiku Market Researcher Manager FNB Housing Index Report “Namibia has seen an unprecedent spike in the number of new COVID-19 cases over the [...]

607, 2020

ECONOMIC PULSE 10: WE ARE IN THE SAME BOAT – OR NOT…

July 6th, 2020|Comments Off on ECONOMIC PULSE 10: WE ARE IN THE SAME BOAT – OR NOT…

It is probably quite normal to first move into a state of panic when threatening things catch you by surprise. A potential next step, when the dust has settled and we can think more [...]

307, 2020

JULY ENTERTAINMENT FIX: WHAT TO WATCH ON DIFFERENT DStv PACKAGES

July 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on JULY ENTERTAINMENT FIX: WHAT TO WATCH ON DIFFERENT DStv PACKAGES

Whether you live in a household with elderly grandparents or small children, DStv has immense, enticing content for the whole family. From nail-biting soccer clashes for baba to dramatic soapies for mama and kid-friendly [...]

1906, 2020

MEAT FLASH – 19 JUNE 2020

June 19th, 2020|Comments Off on MEAT FLASH – 19 JUNE 2020

MEAT BOARD HOLDS SUCCESSFUL SEMINARS REGARDING CATTLE AND SHEEP MARKETING Two successful seminars regarding cattle and sheep marketing were held by the Meat Board in Windhoek on 16 and 17 June 2020.  Globally, and [...]

1106, 2020

NEW SCHOOL FURNITURE BOOSTS TEACHING AND LEARNING

June 11th, 2020|Comments Off on NEW SCHOOL FURNITURE BOOSTS TEACHING AND LEARNING

Pictured here from the left is Mr Richard Kambinda; Centre Manager at Zambezi Vocational Training Centre, His Worship Charles Matengu; Mayor of Katima Mulilo,  Mr Ephraim Nekongo; Director at Kalahari Holdings, Mr Hofni Iipinge; [...]

806, 2020

ECONOMIC PULSE 10: NAVIGATING THESE TRYING TIMES

June 8th, 2020|Comments Off on ECONOMIC PULSE 10: NAVIGATING THESE TRYING TIMES

The world has seen many crises before. While each crisis is different, Ray Dalio (founder of Bridgewater Associates) reminds us that history has a tendency to teach us patterns that we can use as [...]

206, 2020

NAMPOWER SIGNING MOA WITH CITY OF WINDHOEK

June 2nd, 2020|Comments Off on NAMPOWER SIGNING MOA WITH CITY OF WINDHOEK

Photo Caption:  Mr Kahenge Simson Haulofu, NamPower Managing Director and Mr Robert Kahimise, Chief Executive Officer of the City of Windhoek

2804, 2020

THE RISE OF WOMEN IN THE SME SECTOR

April 28th, 2020|Comments Off on THE RISE OF WOMEN IN THE SME SECTOR

Tracy Eagles FNB Chief Marketing Officer MEDIA RELEASE Over the last ten years, the SME sector has seen a trend of more women taking up opportunities in franchising and [...]

2804, 2020

ECONOMIC PULSE 9: EMOTIONAL MARKETS

April 28th, 2020|Comments Off on ECONOMIC PULSE 9: EMOTIONAL MARKETS

On 28 May 1962 the Dow Jones average of thirty leading industrial stocks dropped by 34.95 points. At the time this was a drop bigger than on any other day in history, with the [...]

2704, 2020

FIRSTRAND NAMIBIA ESTABLISHES HOPE – A HEALTH OPTIMISATION PANDEMIC EMERGENCY FUND

April 27th, 2020|Comments Off on FIRSTRAND NAMIBIA ESTABLISHES HOPE – A HEALTH OPTIMISATION PANDEMIC EMERGENCY FUND

Sarel van Zyl CEO:  FirstRand Namibia MEDIA RELEASE 8 April 2020 Today FirstRand Namibia announced the objectives of its HOPE intervention and relief effort, which aims to assist Government and its partners [...]

2004, 2020

MULTICHOICE NAMIBIA INTRODUCES DSTV WHATSAPP 

April 20th, 2020|Comments Off on MULTICHOICE NAMIBIA INTRODUCES DSTV WHATSAPP 

Roger Gertze Managing Director 07 April 2020 Forming part of our ongoing efforts to improve customer experience through unique, innovative platforms, MultiChoice Namibia officially launched DStv WhatsApp, a new [...]

1404, 2020

One Africa TV launches:

April 14th, 2020|Comments Off on One Africa TV launches:

MEDIA RELEASE: One Africa TV launches #LearnOnOne and partners with Eduvision (a project of the Edugate Academy) to broadcast free lessons for Namibian learners. #LearnOnOne platform launch In a move to support quality education [...]

1404, 2020

DUNDEE PRODUCES HAND SANITIZER

April 14th, 2020|Comments Off on DUNDEE PRODUCES HAND SANITIZER

Photo Caption: Front and Centre… (Centre) Herbicious Tiyeho- Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb Senior Chemist: Quality Systems flanked by Patemasella Gawanas (left), Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb Graduate Chemist and Penoshinge Haitota, Chemist Quality Control and [...]

1404, 2020

#REALHELP PAYMENT RELIEF FROM FNB NAMIBIA

April 14th, 2020|Comments Off on #REALHELP PAYMENT RELIEF FROM FNB NAMIBIA

Photo Caption: Erwin Tjipuka, CEO FNB Namibia #realhelp Payment relief from FNB Namibia 3 April 2020: As Namibia and the international community continue to intensify efforts to curb the spread [...]

104, 2020

UNDERSTANDING YOUR CREDIT SCORE

April 1st, 2020|Comments Off on UNDERSTANDING YOUR CREDIT SCORE

Photo Caption:  Martha Murorua - Executive: Consumer Banking Access to credit can be a cornerstone to personal growth and many consumers can relate to the excitement and relief of qualifying [...]

1803, 2020

DUNDEE INVESTS IN NEW HEAVY-DUTY EQUIPMENT

March 18th, 2020|Comments Off on DUNDEE INVESTS IN NEW HEAVY-DUTY EQUIPMENT

Photo Caption:  All good… Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb procured heavy duty equipment to the value of N$25 million from Barloworld Namibia on Tuesday, 18th February 2020. Tsumeb (12 March 2020) [...]

1803, 2020

DEVELOPMENT BANK SEEKS SUSTAINABILITY FOR NKURENKURU

March 18th, 2020|Comments Off on DEVELOPMENT BANK SEEKS SUSTAINABILITY FOR NKURENKURU

Photo Caption: Sustainability for Nkurenkuru. Development Bank of Namibia CEO Martin Inkumbi (left) and Nkurenkuru COE Petrus Sindimba (right) recently formally signed an agreement in terms of which the [...]

903, 2020

BEST OF AFRICA AWARDS – GROOTBERG LODGE

March 9th, 2020|Comments Off on BEST OF AFRICA AWARDS – GROOTBERG LODGE

The #Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy in cooperation with Grootberg Lodge and Journeys Namibia crowned Best of Africa in the Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards. [...]

503, 2020

ECONOMIC PULSE 7: DO I BUY OR DO I RENT?

March 5th, 2020|Comments Off on ECONOMIC PULSE 7: DO I BUY OR DO I RENT?

So, you don’t want to pay off someone else’s bond, right? Intuitively this thinking makes sense and it has been the reason for many people wanting to own a property. However, rental expense never [...]

2702, 2020

HOLLARD & ROSSING FOUNDATION SUPPORTS NAMIBIAN YOUTH

February 27th, 2020|Comments Off on HOLLARD & ROSSING FOUNDATION SUPPORTS NAMIBIAN YOUTH

Photo Caption - (From Left to Right) - Mr Job Tjiho, Executive Director Rossing Foundation - Ms Adri Sachse - Mr Chris Movirongo, Rossing Foundation Trustee - Sam Kauapirura, Transformation & Corporate Communication, Hollard [...]

1702, 2020

COMMUNITY CONSERVATION FUND OF NAMIBIA (CCFN) SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED

February 17th, 2020|Comments Off on COMMUNITY CONSERVATION FUND OF NAMIBIA (CCFN) SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED

13 February 2020 The Community Conservation Fund of Namibia (CCFN) was successfully launched in the capital today The launch of this much needed conservation fund takes Namibia’s flagship conservation programme to the next level. [...]

1202, 2020

NAMIGREEN E-WASTE RECYCLING RATES DOUBLES IN NAMIBIA

February 12th, 2020|Comments Off on NAMIGREEN E-WASTE RECYCLING RATES DOUBLES IN NAMIBIA

Local e-waste joint-venture, NamiGreen, recycled the equivalent to 10,000 computer monitors in 2019 - a 100 % increase from previous year. 2019 was a good [...]

1102, 2020

ECONOMIC PULSE 5: RUGBY RULES FOR PROTECTING YOUR CAPITAL

February 11th, 2020|Comments Off on ECONOMIC PULSE 5: RUGBY RULES FOR PROTECTING YOUR CAPITAL

Sometimes it helps to start by focusing on what something is not. Leaving your cash under the mattress is one of the surest ways to cause a permanent loss of capital. No, not necessarily [...]

1102, 2020

ECONOMIC PULSE 6: MOVING ON SWIFTLY

February 11th, 2020|Comments Off on ECONOMIC PULSE 6: MOVING ON SWIFTLY

Photo Credit:  Susan Nel Photography As February breaks and salaried employees give a collective sigh of relief after a long-awaited January payday, it is worth taking a moment to do [...]

1102, 2020

ECONOMIC PULSE 4: LAYERS OF INVESTING – Where to begin

February 11th, 2020|Comments Off on ECONOMIC PULSE 4: LAYERS OF INVESTING – Where to begin

The range of options available to investors can often be overwhelming. Where do you even begin? To answer this question it can be useful to break your investment decisions into three simplified layers: 1. [...]

1102, 2020

EMBRACING THE IDEA OF GOING FULL DIGITAL

February 11th, 2020|Comments Off on EMBRACING THE IDEA OF GOING FULL DIGITAL

Kehad Snydewel - Managing Director of Green Enterprise Solutions By:  Ester Kamati Kehad Snydewel is the managing director of Green enterprise solutions, a company founded [...]

502, 2020

ECONOMIC PULSE 3: INVESTING AGAINST EMOTION

February 5th, 2020|Comments Off on ECONOMIC PULSE 3: INVESTING AGAINST EMOTION

Reason is probably one of the biggest distinctions between humans and animals. It has given us the ability to learn from different circumstances and to adapt over time. These lessons sit deep in our [...]

502, 2020

ECONOMIC PULSE 1: NAMIBIA IN RECESSION – HOW WE ENDED HERE

February 5th, 2020|Comments Off on ECONOMIC PULSE 1: NAMIBIA IN RECESSION – HOW WE ENDED HERE

Until now it had never been difficult to answer this question because the words ‘’forward’’, ‘’onward’’ or ‘’upward’’ were mostly used to describe Namibia’s economic growth and outlook. Until now, the measures of progress [...]

502, 2020

ECONOMIC PULSE 2: CHANGE ON THE HORISON?

February 5th, 2020|Comments Off on ECONOMIC PULSE 2: CHANGE ON THE HORISON?

In last month’s issue we unpacked the origins of the current economic crisis gripping Namibia. We recounted the combination of external factors and domestic policy errors that contributed to the economy overheating, which has [...]

2701, 2020

APPRENTICESHIP PROMOTION

January 27th, 2020|Comments Off on APPRENTICESHIP PROMOTION

INTRODUCTION: Since 2013, the NTA has collected training levy funds from industry and now they are able to give a significant amount back in the form of salary support (N$ 30,000.00 per trainee per [...]

2201, 2020

MULTICHOICE ALUMNI TRAVEL TO USA FOR NEW YORK ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP

January 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on MULTICHOICE ALUMNI TRAVEL TO USA FOR NEW YORK ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP

14 January 2020 Renowned film school, the New York Film Academy opened its doors to MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) alumni Mainala Silondwa (Zambia), Gilbert Bassey (Nigeria) and Hillary “Hillax” Lanogwa (Kenya).  The alumni, one [...]

2101, 2020

MEAT FLASH – 17 JANUARY 2019

January 21st, 2020|Comments Off on MEAT FLASH – 17 JANUARY 2019

THE MEAT BOARD EXTENDS NEW YEAR’S WISHES OF PROSPERITY TO EVERY ROLE PLAYER  We pray that our country will be blessed with abundant rain to relieve man and beast and that our Heavenly Father [...]

2001, 2020

RENTAL INDEX RECORDS SMALLER CONTRACTION

January 20th, 2020|Comments Off on RENTAL INDEX RECORDS SMALLER CONTRACTION

PRESS RELEASE 20 January 2020 FNB Namibia has released the latest rental index report. Which, according to Ruusa Nandago, FNB Group Economist, is based on average [...]

2001, 2020

LOCAL TALENT STRENGTHENS LOCAL CULTURE

January 20th, 2020|Comments Off on LOCAL TALENT STRENGTHENS LOCAL CULTURE

07 January 2020 At MultiChoice, our vision is to be the best African storyteller in the world.  At the same time, we also promise to bring Africans the best international stories. Being able to tell [...]

412, 2019

MEAT FLASH – 23 AUGUST 2019

December 4th, 2019|Comments Off on MEAT FLASH – 23 AUGUST 2019

MEAT BOARD ATTENDS THE BASELINE AGRICULTURAL OUTLOOK CONFERENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA On 16 August 2019, Willie Schutz and Desmond Cloete attended the Baseline Agricultural Outlook Conference of the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) [...]

412, 2019

MEAT FLASH – 29 NOVEMBER 2019

December 4th, 2019|Comments Off on MEAT FLASH – 29 NOVEMBER 2019

MEAT BOARD ALLOCATES THE NORWEGIAN BEEF QUOTA 2020 After applications received, the Meat Board has decided to allocate the Norwegian beef quota of 1600 tonnes beef for 2020, to Meatco and the Brukarros abattoir. [...]

412, 2019

FACTS ABOUT HOME OWNERSHIP IN NAMIBIA

December 4th, 2019|Comments Off on FACTS ABOUT HOME OWNERSHIP IN NAMIBIA

A Focus on Gender and Age Gap Ruusa Nandago, Market Research Manager  FNB Namibia has just released a new paper, focusing on the demographics of home ownership, something that, besides [...]

2911, 2019

GODFRIED SIWOMBE’S BETTER FUTURE, ENSURED!

November 29th, 2019|Comments Off on GODFRIED SIWOMBE’S BETTER FUTURE, ENSURED!

Two years have passed since a little boy arrived at the Hollard office with hope in his eyes. He was only 7 years old when he lost his mother and brother when lightning struck [...]

2611, 2019

AFRICA MAGIC VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARDS BACK FOR SEVENTH EDITION

November 26th, 2019|Comments Off on AFRICA MAGIC VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARDS BACK FOR SEVENTH EDITION

PRESS RELEASE 22 November 2019 Africa Magic, in association with MultiChoice Nigeria, today announced that entries are now being accepted for the seventh edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA). Entries open [...]

2511, 2019

MATERIAL RECOVERY FACILITY PLANT INAUGURATION: ERONGO REGION

November 25th, 2019|Comments Off on MATERIAL RECOVERY FACILITY PLANT INAUGURATION: ERONGO REGION

Rent-A-Drum PTY Ltd entered into an agreement with the Municipal Council of Swakopmund in 2015 to invest in Swakopmund on a recycling sorting plant, promoting recycling and waste management in [...]

2211, 2019

OFFICIAL INAUGURATION OF THE NAMCOR FUEL RETAIL SITE

November 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on OFFICIAL INAUGURATION OF THE NAMCOR FUEL RETAIL SITE

We are here this morning to witness the official opening of Namcor’s first ever fuel retail site. This development not only provides Namibian motorists a wider choice of fuel outlets [...]

511, 2019

HOLLARD & PICK N PAY OPEN FIRST IN-STORE BUSINESS OFFICE

November 5th, 2019|Comments Off on HOLLARD & PICK N PAY OPEN FIRST IN-STORE BUSINESS OFFICE

Photo Caption - (Left) Victoria Moller - Marketing Manager Pick n Pay Namibia - (Right) Sam Kauapirura - Head of Transformation & Corporate Communication Hollard Namibia [...]

2410, 2019

MULTICHOICE AFRICA: SECOND ROUND OF MASTER CLASSES IN NAMIBIA

October 24th, 2019|Comments Off on MULTICHOICE AFRICA: SECOND ROUND OF MASTER CLASSES IN NAMIBIA

21 October 2019 MultiChoice Africa is proud to have presented another Masterclass in its MultiChoice Talent Factory Masterclass programme, a series of industry-led workshops aimed to upskill and empower established professionals across Africa’s film [...]

1110, 2019

MEAT FLASH – 20 SEPTEMBER 2019

October 11th, 2019|Comments Off on MEAT FLASH – 20 SEPTEMBER 2019

ROLE AND FUNCTIONS OF THE MEAT BOARD The role and functions of the Meat Board is aimed at facilitating an optimal environment for sustainable production, growth in markets, and diversification of the livestock, meat [...]

210, 2019

IMPOSTER SWINDLE CONTINUES

October 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on IMPOSTER SWINDLE CONTINUES

Press Release:  02 October 2019 FirstRand Namibia once again wishes to inform their customers and the general public that the impostor fraud continues [...]

2009, 2019

BANKERS ASSOCIATION ADVISES ON EFT PAYMENTS TO SA BANKS

September 20th, 2019|Comments Off on BANKERS ASSOCIATION ADVISES ON EFT PAYMENTS TO SA BANKS

MEDIA RELEASE 18 September 2019 The Bankers Association of Namibia hereby informs the public that, due to a directive by the CMA CPOC, clients from our member banks will no longer be able to [...]

1609, 2019

EOS CAPITAL CELEBRATES LIFE, LAUNCHES NAMBOB

September 16th, 2019|Comments Off on EOS CAPITAL CELEBRATES LIFE, LAUNCHES NAMBOB

Namibian private equity firm, Eos Capital, on Thursday launched the Nambob brand in the Namibian funeral services industry after acquiring and rebranding Namibia’s leading funeral services provider, AVBOB Namibia. Eos [...]

1609, 2019

AFFORDABLE OFFSHORE INVESTING

September 16th, 2019|Comments Off on AFFORDABLE OFFSHORE INVESTING

28 August 2019                                                                                                                                                                         Many potential investors are discouraged from offshore investing due to various perceptions that exist around it, ranging from high investment minima to weak returns. [...]

1609, 2019

ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR NAMIBIAN YOUTH

September 16th, 2019|Comments Off on ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR NAMIBIAN YOUTH

20 August 2019 In Namibia, 44% of young people are unemployed and there is mounting pressure on Government institutions and departments to provide employment opportunities for them. Over the past few years, Namibia has [...]

1109, 2019

DROUGHT RELIEF BULLETIN JULY- AUGUST 2019

September 11th, 2019|Comments Off on DROUGHT RELIEF BULLETIN JULY- AUGUST 2019

This is the first edition of the Drought Relief Bulletin, an initiative of the Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE). The purpose of this Bulletin is to improve communications between and create synergy among institutions [...]

909, 2019

FIRSTRAND NAMIBIA END-YEAR RESULTS

September 9th, 2019|Comments Off on FIRSTRAND NAMIBIA END-YEAR RESULTS

MEDIA RELEASE 6 September 2019 Transforming old costs into new opportunities, Creating shared prosperity for all stakeholders FirstRand Namibia, in its 2019 end-year results, reported an increase in profit before tax by 2.2% to [...]

3008, 2019

MEAT FLASH – 23 AUGUST 2019

August 30th, 2019|Comments Off on MEAT FLASH – 23 AUGUST 2019

MEAT BOARD ATTENDS THE BASELINE AGRICULTURAL OUTLOOK CONFERENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA On 16 August 2019, Willie Schutz and Desmond Cloete attended the Baseline Agricultural Outlook Conference of the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) [...]

2708, 2019

OVER 1500 ATTEND BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY EXPO 2019

August 27th, 2019|Comments Off on OVER 1500 ATTEND BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY EXPO 2019

A scene from Biomass Technology Expo 2019, of a bush-to-feed technology demonstration The recently held Biomass Technology Expo 2019 has put biomass firmly on the national agenda, and calendar, taking its rightful place [...]

2008, 2019

CONSERVATION AND TOURISM THRIVE TOGETHER

August 20th, 2019|Comments Off on CONSERVATION AND TOURISM THRIVE TOGETHER

MEDIA RELEASE: For nearly four decades the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) of Namibia through its landmark research and conservation programmes has underscored the robust link and crucial importance between conservation, tourism and people to [...]

1208, 2019

ETOSHA FISHING EXCELS AT GENDER INCLUSIVITY

August 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Photo caption: On board with gender equality – Three of Etosha Fishing’s top management team are females. Photographed in front of Etosha Fishing’s RSW Vessel Iona is Acting MD and former Financial Director Nezette Beukes [...]

808, 2019

SLOWER CONTRACTION IN RENTAL PRICES IN MAY

August 8th, 2019|Comments Off on SLOWER CONTRACTION IN RENTAL PRICES IN MAY

PRESS RELEASE SLOWER CONTRACTION IN RENTAL PRICES IN MAY 11 July 2019: The FNB Rental Index, that tracks advertised rental prices across the country, recorded a slower contraction of 3.0% y/y at the end [...]

608, 2019

TRANSNAMIB ASSISTS TO CREATE DECENTRALISED LOGISTICS CENTRES

August 6th, 2019|Comments Off on TRANSNAMIB ASSISTS TO CREATE DECENTRALISED LOGISTICS CENTRES

MEDIA RELEASE Ref. No.:  WBCG/MMC/11-07-2019 Thursday, 11 July 2019                                                                            For Immediate Release TRANSNAMIB ASSISTS TO CREATE DECENTRALISED LOGISTICS CENTRES “We are in the business of moving cargo via rail from station [...]

1207, 2019

NEDBANK GO GREEN FUND SUPPORTS BAT STUDY

July 12th, 2019|Comments Off on NEDBANK GO GREEN FUND SUPPORTS BAT STUDY

Namibian bats under the spotlight A bat study supported by the Nedbank Go Green Fund (GGF) in the remote Namib Desert is helping scientists attain a greater understanding of a little understood mammalian masterpiece [...]

807, 2019

NAMIGREEN E-WASTE RECYCLERS

July 8th, 2019|Comments Off on NAMIGREEN E-WASTE RECYCLERS

Recycle your printer cartridges and get paid, says NamiGreen E-waste Recyclers Too often companies and individuals throw out their used and empty printer cartridges for inkjet printers and laser printers. That's bad [...]

2706, 2019

MAJOR BOOST TO GREEN ENERGY INAUGURATED

June 27th, 2019|Comments Off on MAJOR BOOST TO GREEN ENERGY INAUGURATED

Text by Willie Olivier Namibia’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plant and one of the most productive plants in the world, the 37MW Hardap Solar Polar PV plant was officially inaugurated on Thursday, 20 [...]

606, 2019

WORKS AND TRANSPORT MINISTER REAFFIRMS SUPPORT TO WBCG

June 6th, 2019|Comments Off on WORKS AND TRANSPORT MINISTER REAFFIRMS SUPPORT TO WBCG

The Minister of Works and Transport, Hon. John Mutorwa earlier this week visited the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) Head Office in Windhoek, to better acquaint himself with the company’s activities. Met by the [...]

1405, 2019

BRINGING SMALL-SCALE MINERS, GEMSTONES AND TOURISTS TOGETHER

May 14th, 2019|Comments Off on BRINGING SMALL-SCALE MINERS, GEMSTONES AND TOURISTS TOGETHER

Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development Minister Tjekero Tweya says small-miners are among the poorest socio-economic groupings in Namibia and are finding it increasingly difficult to raise capital to fund new ventures. Tweya made this [...]

1305, 2019

BEST PRACTICE GUIDE FOR THE NAMIBIAN MINING INDUSTRY LAUNCHED – A MILESTONE IN IMPROVING OPERATIONAL PRACTICES

May 13th, 2019|Comments Off on BEST PRACTICE GUIDE FOR THE NAMIBIAN MINING INDUSTRY LAUNCHED – A MILESTONE IN IMPROVING OPERATIONAL PRACTICES

Text by Willie Olivier The Chamber of Mines of Namibia has launched the “Best Practice Guide - Environmental Principles for Mining in Namibia.” Speaking at the Mining Expo and Conference, held in Windhoek [...]

2802, 2019

FNB RECIEVED SIX PMR AWARDS

February 28th, 2019|0 Comments

FNB Namibia received a total of six PMR Awards at the recent event held in Windhoek. Elzita Beukes, FNB Communications Manager was appreciative to all stakeholders who have shown their confidence in the FNB [...]

2602, 2019

CAPRICORN GROUP GROWS ITS MANAGEMENT

February 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Thirty staff members from various departments within Capricorn Group, Bank Windhoek’s holding company, took part in the second intake of its Management Development Programme (MDP) this week. Facilitated by the Group’s Human Capital Department [...]

2602, 2019

NWR DROPS RATES BY 75%

February 26th, 2019|0 Comments

With the current prevailing economic conditions, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) is once again offering a 75% discount at its establishments during the month of March. Over the past four years, NWR has offered this [...]

1202, 2019

FNB FAR NORTH GIVES BACK

February 12th, 2019|0 Comments

The FNB Far North Cluster recently handed over sanitary pads to disadvantaged girls in various schools, as well as refuse bins to various northern towns.   Abongile Npikwa, Far North Sales and Services Manager, [...]

2801, 2019

SUCCESSFUL UNION NEGOTIATIONS

January 28th, 2019|0 Comments

The 2019 substantive salary negotiations between Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb and the Mine Workers Union of Namibia Tsumeb Branch was concluded on the, 25th January 2019 in Tsumeb. The agreement provides for a 5.1% [...]

1601, 2019

MICROLENDING BILL

January 16th, 2019|0 Comments

What is the Microlending Act? The Microlending Act, 2018 (Act No. 7 of 2018) (“the Act”) is an Act of Parliament, which came into force on 15 October 2018. The main purpose of the [...]

1012, 2018

BANK WINDHOEK ISSUES FIRST GREEN BOND

December 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Bank Windhoek, a wholly Namibian-owned commercial bank, reached a milestone on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 when it announced the successful issuance of Namibia’s first Green Bond. This achievement positions Bank Windhoek as the first [...]

2011, 2018

SURVIVING BLACK FRIDAY

November 20th, 2018|0 Comments

This Friday is Black Friday, a huge shopping event which sees people all over the world getting discounted products as retailers’ slash prices. “But before you head out the door this weekend with a [...]

1311, 2018

MOHSS LEADERS GRADUATE FROM ALI

November 13th, 2018|0 Comments

A group of 17 leaders from the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) completed their training at the African Leadership Institute (ALI), thanks to the support of the FirstRand Namibia Foundation Trust has [...]

1311, 2018

ELDORADO SS RECEIVES 10 COMPUTERS

November 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Last week the FirstRand Namibia Foundation Trust handed over 10 refurbished computers to the Eldorado Secondary School.  Principal, Salwa Khedr said most of the computers will be used to increase learner intake in the [...]

1110, 2018

FNB NAMIBIA CELEBRATES LOYAL EMPLOYEES

October 11th, 2018|0 Comments

FNB Namibia’s Executive Committee recently celebrated ten employees who have been loyal to the bank for over 25 years by giving them long-service awards. The employees are: Susan Isaacs, Clive Pegram, Mariechen Wohler, Immanuel [...]

2409, 2018

INITIATIVE YIELDS REWARDS

September 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role in Namibia’s economy with one in five people being employed in the SME sector. Not only do SMEs contribute to the Gross Domestic Product, they [...]

1308, 2018

O&L CELEBRATES 2018 VALUE STARS

August 13th, 2018|0 Comments

The Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group on Friday, 10 August once again went all out in celebrating outstanding employees at its annual 14th O&L Value Star Award ceremony. This annual occasion celebrates employees’ contribution [...]

908, 2018

THE 2018 TOUR DE WINDHOEK

August 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Namibia, the 2018 Tour de Windhoek is here! With 5 stages spread over three days. This 400 km road race stands as the pinnacle of the Namibian cycling calendar. Last year’s event saw the [...]

908, 2018

THE ROLE TOURISM PLAYS IN NAMIBIA

August 9th, 2018|0 Comments

When one thinks about the tourism industry, what usually comes to mind are the tourism facilities along with transportation service providers. These players have a significant role to play to ensure tourists are accommodated [...]

507, 2018

BANK WINDHOEK SUPPORTS E-WASTE MANAGEMENT

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Bank Windhoek recently collaborated with Kleentek Waste Management and Scrap Salvage on a reuse and recycle exercise of electronic waste which financially benefitted the Dagbreek School for the Intellectually Impaired. The initiative was facilitated [...]

307, 2018

Otjomuru Community Clinic Project

July 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

The Pupkewitz Foundation were very humbled by the opportunity to work with Honourable Dr Libertine Amathila on the Otjomuru Community Clinic Project. The building of this clinic and nurses accommodation was a passion project [...]

2606, 2018

SECONDARY LISTING DAY

June 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Old Mutual Limited made its primary listing on the JSE with the secondary listing on Stock Exchanges in Namibia, London, Malawai and Zimbabwe. This occassion is part of Old Mutuals journey of anchoring Old [...]

2506, 2018

OHORONGO CEMENT: A GREEN GIANT

June 25th, 2018|0 Comments

With zero emissions and no waste products, Ohorongo Cement is one of the world’s most environmentally friendly factories. Its state-of-the-art machinery ensures that the factory uses 99 percent of the raw materials produced at [...]

1406, 2018

TRANSFER PRICING BREAKFAST SEMINAR

June 14th, 2018|0 Comments

The guest speakers for the seminar hosted by PwC Namibia in Windhoek is JP Borman, PwC South Africa Partner in Transfer Pricing and Thulani Shongwe, Head of Domestic Resource Mobilisation from Africa Tax Administration [...]

1206, 2018

IPSAS BREAKFAST SEMINAR

June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

The guest speaker to a breakfast seminar hosted by PwC Namibia in Windhoek is Hayfron Aboagye, an Associate Director from the PwC Ghana Office. He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration and is [...]

1705, 2018

FNB HOLDS INNOVATION CONFERENCE

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

FNB Holdings recently hosted a four-day Innovation Conference coinciding with the International Innovation and Creativity Week. The conference focused on process optimization and trained internal Innovation Champions. “Known for being the most innovative bank [...]

2504, 2018

DOWNLOAD BUDGET SPEECH 2018/2019

April 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Download Budget Speech PDF Honourable Chairperson of the Whole House Committee Honourable Members of the National Assembly 1. It is my honour to introduce to this August House the budget allocation for vote [...]

1904, 2018

CHOOSING YOUR BUSINESS PARTNER

April 19th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mbo Luvindao: Manager at Bank Windhoek’s Emerging Small-to-Medium Enterprises Finance Branch When starting a business, choosing the correct partner will play a key role in determining the future success of your enterprise. A partnership [...]

504, 2018

NTA PARTNERS WITH LaRRI

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

The Namibia Training Authority (NTA) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Labour Resources and Research Institute (LaRRI). Amongst others, the agreement provides a framework within which the two parties can develop [...]

1903, 2018

NAMIBIA PLASTICS GROUNDBREAKING

March 19th, 2018|0 Comments

NAMIBIA PLASTICS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A N$95 MILLION PLASTIC MANUFACTURING PLANT Officiated by the Minister of Industrialization, Trade & SME Development, Tjekero Tweya, the 2660 Squares state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Brakwater - [...]

1307, 2017

NEDBANK INTRODUCES SME SUPPORT DIVISION

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

NEDBANK Namibia has rolled out a new small and medium enterprises (SME) division to all their branches across the country. The SME division was introduced last year and aims to empower SME's by providing [...]

1307, 2017

RMB HOSTS GLOBAL MARKET SEMINAR

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

RMB Namibia hosted its Global Markets Seminar under the theme Namibian Commodities in the Face of Global Change. Isaah Mhlanga from RMB SA Economist and Namene Kalili, Senior Economist at FNB Holdings prvided the [...]

1307, 2017

ADVANTAGE Y&R MAKE A MEANINGFUL IMPACT

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity is the world's most prestigious Advertising Awards, and the competition for prizes is fierce. One piece of work entered by Advantage Y&R caused a stir and garnered plenty [...]

1207, 2017

OHORONGO GOES SOLAR

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Ohorongo Cement took another step into the renewable energy sphere with the groundbreaking of the construction of a 5 MW Solar PV plant on World Environment day (5th June) at its farm Sargberg plant near Otavi.