sustainable development

24 10, 2023

REVOLUTIONISING INVESTOR EXPERIENCE

2023-10-24T10:08:29+00:00 October 24th, 2023|Business Ecosystems, SPECIAL FOCUS|

NIPDB Investor One-Stop Centre In the realm of investment, convenience and efficiency reign supreme, and this is precisely the driving force behind the newly introduced One Stop Centre (OSC), a game-changing initiative by the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB). In a bold stride towards enhancing Namibia's business landscape, the OSC aims to revolutionise [...]

24 10, 2023

REGULATORY BUSINESS LANDSCAPE IN NAMIBIA

2023-10-24T09:49:42+00:00 October 24th, 2023|Business Ecosystems, SPECIAL FOCUS|

In Namibia, potential investors have the option of choosing which business vehicle best suits their needs in the country. Domestic business vehicles are either a private company, a public company, or a close corporation (i.e., depending on the complexity of the company ownership structure and the sector the investor wishes to operate in). Investors may [...]

24 10, 2023

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR MSMES?

2023-10-24T09:04:42+00:00 October 24th, 2023|Business Ecosystems, SPECIAL FOCUS|

In 2017 the United Nations General Assembly designated 27 June as the day in the calendar year on which to recognise the vital role played by micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the economy. While it did not come as a surprise, recognising the important wealth and job creation role of MSMEs globally was [...]

24 10, 2023

SUSTAINABILITY IS KEY TO LONG-TERM SUCCESS

2023-10-24T08:40:10+00:00 October 24th, 2023|SPECIAL FOCUS, THE GREEN ECONOMY|

The corrugated packaging industry is a significant contributor to global packaging waste, which has harmful effects on the environment. Sustainability in this industry refers to the use of environmentally friendly practices and materials to reduce the negative impact of packaging on the environment. It is important to address sustainability in this industry, because the demand [...]

23 10, 2023

THE MISSING ‘S’ IN ESG INVESTMENT DECISIONS

2023-10-23T14:45:31+00:00 October 23rd, 2023|SPECIAL FOCUS|

Inequality and its related social challenges are persistent realities in Southern Africa, so much so that it has unfortunately characterised the region unfavourably. Socio-economic challenges such as unemployment, lack of access to quality healthcare, water, education and inadequate infrastructure can be found under a myriad of news headlines and country evaluations. With this being the [...]

25 07, 2023

STORIES THAT MATTER WITH STANDARD BANK

2023-07-25T12:28:15+00:00 July 25th, 2023|NEWS|

A SAFER LEARNING ENVIRONMENT - FOR THE SCHOOL FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED The School for the Visually Impaired in Khomasdal, a government school that caters for blind learners, children with albinism, learners with learning disabilities and visually impaired individuals, recently received a generous donation which has significantly improved their facilities. The donation, consisting of various [...]

25 07, 2023

STORIES THAT MATTER WITH DEBMARINE

2023-07-25T11:54:55+00:00 July 25th, 2023|NEWS|

HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL - DEBMARINE NAMIBIA SUPPORTS ELUWA SPECIAL SCHOOL IN ONGWEDIVA In a world where barriers often hinder the potential of children with disabilities, a ray of hope shines brightly in Namibia. Debmarine Namibia, a renowned diamond recovery company, has taken a momentous step towards transforming the lives of exceptional children by making a [...]

25 07, 2023

THE US BANKING CRISIS AND THE RISKS FOR NAMIBIA

2023-07-27T09:50:39+00:00 July 25th, 2023|ECONOMIC PULSE, NEWS|

Economic Pulse - June 2023 The largest global banking crisis since 2008 emerged in March this year, resulting in US regulators shutting down and selling three small- to mid-sized banks over the span of five days. In the same month, in Europe, troubled Swiss giant, Credit Suisse was take-over by a rival bank in a [...]

25 07, 2023

TAKING STOCK OF 2023 SO FAR

2023-07-27T09:51:14+00:00 July 25th, 2023|ECONOMIC PULSE, NEWS|

Economic Pulse - May 2023 2023 was off to a flying start, with the first quarter of the year being a generally positive one for Namibia in terms of economic and financial developments. On the economic front, preliminary National Accounts data from the Namibia Statistics Agency show that Namibia recorded real GDP growth of 4.6% [...]

25 07, 2023

STORIES THAT MATTER WITH STANDARD BANK

2023-07-25T10:10:00+00:00 July 25th, 2023|NEWS|

A VISION OF HOPE Hope Village has been a beneficiary of Standard Bank's long-term support for over 14 years. According to the founder of Hope Village, Marietjie de Klerk, Standard Bank committed to the project wholeheartedly from the beginning. As the former MD, Mpumzi Pupuma, said, "We are in it for the long haul. We [...]