KALAHARI HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD
Kalahari Holdings (Pty) Ltd is a diverse and dynamic company actively participating in the socio-economic development of Namibia through investing in sustainable development projects in the primary, secondary and tertiary industries. It was established in 1989 in terms of the Companies Act, 1973 (as amended), with the company’s ownership retained exclusively by the SWAPO Party of Namibia.
Since its establishment the company has made considerable investments in sustainable development projects within the primary, secondary and tertiary industries, which have yielded consistently positive returns. The impact of such investments has made a significant difference in the lives of the Namibian people. In addition to the economic benefits to the nation, social benefits in terms of employment creation and the alleviation of poverty are perceptible and remain high on our agenda. The company has, moreover, met its responsibility of creating value to its shareholders, and in this respect has excelled with exceptional dividends declared.
Kalahari Holdings has earned an excellent reputation by applying sound leadership principles, good corporate governance practices, efficient business processes, and the provision of quality products and services. The Group has grown from a medium-sized company to a large corporation, with an estimated current asset base of over N$400 million. Profits are constantly re-invested into the company’s growth and used in various development and expansionary programmes thereby further maximising profits. Part of the company’s earnings is used to finance its subsidiaries and other related entities. This form of financing is required as part of risk diversification and careful planning is required for realising overall returns for the company, its subsidiaries and related parties.
Over the past 30 years Kalahari Holdings has, together with its subsidiaries and joint ventures, grown its employee base to more than 3 300 permanent employees and in addition utilises the services of seasonal and casual workers when required.
Kalahari Holdings has vested interests through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, in the industries listed here:
Property development and management
The company’s primary business function is property development and management. Kalahari Holdings has acquired various properties, including both improved and unimproved, which have considerable potential to generate revenue and increase investments. The company develops and leases properties which generate rental income, both in the residential and commercial property market.
Farm de Rust
Farm de Rust is a commercial farm located near Grootfontein in the north of Namibia. This farm contributes to food security intending to sustain the livelihoods of the Namibian people through agricultural activities such as maize production (the primary activity), horticulture and animal husbandry.
Kudu Investment is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kalahari Holdings specialising in the acquisition and development of commercial properties. The company owns a new upmarket office complex in Windhoek. In addition to its continuous acquisition of new properties, Kudu Investment seeks to embark upon financing many more such profitable development projects ensuring continuous growth. The company is planning to expand its prime property portfolio and is actively seeking new properties for residential and commercial development opportunities in Windhoek.
Namib Contract Haulage (Pty) Ltd
Namib Contract Haulage (Pty) Ltd operates passenger transport services from Windhoek to the northern regions of Namibia. Its transport fleet is popularly known as the ‘yellow buses’ or ‘SWAPO buses’. The reputation of the bus service has been earned through its timeliness, reliability, safety, comfort and competitive pricing. The company has realigned its focus towards commuters, bus hire and long- distance transportation. The intention is to undertake new routes to several destinations with a vision to become ‘the preferred transportation company in Namibia’.
New Dawn Production
New Dawn Production (Pty) Ltd was established to render a multi-faceted full-service television and multi-media production service. The company specialises in the fields of marketing, entertainment and educational programmes.
The New Dawn Production team shows creative flair and pays attention to detail in every project, often exceeding client expectations. The company endeavours to convey its message with clarity in the most engaging way possible through effective marketing communication.
Services offered to the public include:
- Social media marketing
- Production of local content for other media houses and archive footage
- Digital database creation
- Brand management
- Video production
- Audio production
- Corporate communications
Namibia Protection Services
Namibia Protection Services (NPS), with its Head Office in Windhoek, was founded in 1989 by the SWAPO party’s leadership upon their return to the country. The company was later transferred to Kalahari Holdings (Pty) Ltd in order to run it as an independent entity.
NPS organises and controls security activities in the 14 branches spread throughout the country. The NPS current infrastructure includes the following specialised divisions:
- Rapid response and monitoring • cash and asset transport
- Guard placement
- Specialised aviation security
Namprint (Pty) Ltd
Namprint offers printing services to the public sector and a broad spectrum of businesses in the private sector as well as individuals. It is one of the certified security printing company in the country and operates in accordance with the Cheque and Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) Standards Authority. It is a fully Carrier Sense Multiple Access (CSMA) accredited and bounded organisation.
Being equipped with advanced printing technologies, facilities, and professional expertise enables the company to provide its clients with quality printing services. Namprint has expanded its business scope covering security printing, commercial printing, packaging printing, web printing, digital printing, book printing, and more. The mission of Namprint has always been ‘to create wealth by providing quality products and prompt services through effective processes using the latest technology and skilled workforce’.
Ndilimani Cultural Troupe (Pty) Ltd
Ndilimani Cultural Troupe (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1980 by SWAPO Secretary of Defence, the late Comrade Peter Enias Nanyemba. The company was supported by SWAPO’s First President and Namibia’s Founding President, His Excellency Dr Sam Shafiishuna Nujoma. The troupe was key to the dissemination of information across the globe and played a pivotal role in expressing the message of the suffering Namibian people. It was furthermore invaluable in soliciting material support and other items needed by the many exiled Namibians in Angola and Zambia.
The aim of Ndilimani Cultural Troupe is to educate the PLAN Fighters and international communities about the sufferings and bravery of the Namibian people under the apartheid regime through the performing arts. Ndilimani has grown and evolved and has become key in educating the nation on pressing issues affecting our country such as HIV/AIDS, drug and alcohol abuse, and corruption.