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Lion killing Kambwa had a tender to repair Etosha fence

WINDHOEK-The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has opened an investigation Northern businessman David Kambwa having already ruled out that he killed one lion earlier this week without an MET permit. Ministry spokesperson Romeo Muyunda said the Ministry was aware Kambwa is not in possession of an MET permit to kill the lion and police has been requested to check if he has a gun license. “We are investigating under what conditions he killed the animals.…

"Lion killing Kambwa had a tender to repair Etosha fence"

Standard Bank contributes N$4.7 million to Namibian CSI

WINDHOEK-With a workforce of over 1 700 employees in Namibia, Standard Bank’s roots are deeply entrenched into the fabric of the Namibian society. Today, the Bank’s Acting Head of Marketing Advocate Sigrid Tjijorokisa highlighted Standard Bank’s work towards creating developmental initiatives in the country further revealing that in 2016, the Bank had contributed N$4.7m towards Corporate Social Investment (CSI). “At the heart of our Bank lies the drive to support and help uplift the communities…

"Standard Bank contributes N$4.7 million to Namibian CSI"

JOBS GALORE – 50 TOP POSITIONS AT THE SADC SECRETARIAT

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) currently has fifteen Member States with a population of approximately 250 million people and a combined GDP of USD 467.3 billion (2006). The SADC Secretariat is inviting suitably qualified, experienced citizens of SADC to apply for the following positions tenable at its Headquarters in Gaborone, Botswana. # Positions         1 Director Industrial Development and Trade 2 Director Infrastructure and Services 3 Director – Internal Audit &…

"JOBS GALORE – 50 TOP POSITIONS AT THE SADC SECRETARIAT"

Africa Economic Outlook gives Hage’s NEEEF a perfect head-start

Namibia needs to accelerate implementation of its structural reform programme articulated in the Harambee Prosperity Plan and the National Development Plan in line with the aspirations of the 2030 Vision, if it is to harness entrepreneurship that promotes value adding economic activities and creates quality jobs while reducing poverty and inequality, says the African Economic Outlook 2017.  STORY HIGHLIGHTS Namibia growth sharply moderated to 1.3% in 2016 but should rebound in 2017 as the agriculture…

"Africa Economic Outlook gives Hage’s NEEEF a perfect head-start"

Debt-ridden Zimbabwe to repay Namibia back with electricity

Namibia’s power utility NamPower has confirmed that it is the guarantor to the $160 million loan advanced to Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) by Standard Bank, which the latter will repay in the form of electricity.Standard Bank on Monday announced that it has extended a loan to ZPC for the rehabilitation of existing power infrastructure at Kariba South Hydro Power Station and Hwange Thermal Power Station. NamPower’s General Manager for Energy Trading Betholdt Mbuere ua Mbuere has…

"Debt-ridden Zimbabwe to repay Namibia back with electricity"

Old Mutual celebrates 172 years

  WINDHOEK-Founded on the 17th May 1845 as a mutual insurance company by John Fairbairn, together with several other prominent Cape Town figures, Old Mutual celebrates its 172nd year of existence today. The company, which employs over 64 000 employees worldwide, has offered life insurance, short-term insurance, asset management, banking as well as savings and investment solutions since its inception. Speaking on the occasion of the milestone, Marketing, Transformation and Customer Strategy Executive for the Namibian arm of Old Mutual, Ndangi…

"Old Mutual celebrates 172 years"

The Development that I know

By Tom K. Alweendo (Minister of Economic Planning) WINDHOEK- If you ask three people about the definition of development, you are likely to get three different answers. If the three people you decided to ask are professional economists, you may even get five different answers. In the 1960s at least 32 African countries had national development plans. During this time development planning across the continent was characterised by centralised planning, usually consisting of five-year planning…

"The Development that I know"

Resilience and Being your own Brand

– Sigrid Tjijorokisa “The importance of honest conversations between parents and their children is greatly underestimated. The transition from conversations about the birds and the bees when children are small to actually talking to teenagers about real life issues such as relationships, sexuality and alcohol and drug abuse still does not happen in most families today. While understanding that the teenage years are the most emotionally tense period of any youngster’s life, parents are advised…

"Resilience and Being your own Brand"

Honeymoon is over: MTC increases tariffs

  MTC has increased its tariffs. Effective June 1 2017, MTC’s most popular products and packages, Aweh, Happy Hour and Net Man bundles will for the first time in 11 years cost the users a few dollars more. “MTC has not had any price increases in the last 11 years despite rising operational cost. During this period MTC maintained its operations which was aimed at increasing efficiencies and ensuring excellent products and service to its…

"Honeymoon is over: MTC increases tariffs"

MultiChoice mum as DStv HD, Catch-Up & Box-Office crashes

WINDHOEK—LOCAL DStv subscribers remain in the dark as to what has happened to HD services on their television channels which have malfunctioned since last week. DStv Namibia is mum about the HD channels disappearing on the satellite dish which has affected some customers’ Catch Up and Box Office services, most of whom pay close to N$900 a month for the Premium Package. Since last week, Premium subscribers have failed to access DStv Box-office service in…

"MultiChoice mum as DStv HD, Catch-Up & Box-Office crashes"