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Corruption - A social disease (Part 169): Namibia at the cross roads

Corruption - A social disease (Part 169): Namibia at the cross roads Johan CoetzeeGiven ongoing media articles about governance, manifested in contraction of investment and increasing unemployment, it...

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Sioka in hot water over jailed children

Sioka in hot water over jailed children JANA-MARI SMITH WINDHOEKThe clock is ticking for child welfare minister Doreen Sioka who has less than a month to present a detailed action plan to establish...

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‘Not up to you’

‘Not up to you’Kandjii orders Unam to admit grade 11s The higher education minister has told state-owned universities to admit grade 11 learners, who are being rejected left, right and centre. TUYEIMO...

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Catering company throws sand in food tender

Catering company throws sand in food tender JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKSeal Caterers has dragged the Central Procurement Board of Namibia (CPBN), the education ministry and 97 other companies to court over...

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Mining survey: Chamber hits back

Mining survey: Chamber hits back PHILLEPUS UUSIKU Too few responses have skewed Namibia's performance on the 2020 Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies, tarnishing its image as an attractive...

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Otjikoto sitting on a gold mine

Otjikoto sitting on a gold mineWolfshag to drive record production B2Gold in 2020 pumped nearly N$1 billion into the development of the Otjikoto mine. Jo-Maré Duddy – B2Gold’s Otjikoto mine is...

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Letshego Nam takes N$60-mln profit hit

Letshego Nam takes N$60-mln profit hit Jo-Maré Duddy – Locally-listed Letshego Holdings Namibia reported a profit of about N$341.4 million for the year ended 31 December 2020, a drop of nearly N$59.8...

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FirstRand Nam’s profit dives 9.4%

FirstRand Nam’s profit dives 9.4% Jo-Maré Duddy – Locally-listed FirstRand Namibia reported a profit of about N$564.9 million for the six months ended 31 December 2020, a drop of some N$58.8 million...

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Scam: Covid-19 support grant circulating on WhatsApp

Scam: Covid-19 support grant circulating on WhatsApp Jo-Maré Duddy – The ministry of finance has warned the public against a message circulating on WhatsApp inviting people to apply for “Covid-19...

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Capricorn overtakes NamBrew, FirstRand Nam on NSX

Capricorn overtakes NamBrew, FirstRand Nam on NSX Jo-Maré Duddy – Capricorn Group kept its ground today as the biggest company on the Local Index of the Namibia Stock Exchange (NSX) following a spike...

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Wearing two hats at the office

Wearing two hats at the office Elizabeth Nakatana is an industrial health and safety officer at TransNamib Holdings Limited. Maintaining a safe and conducive environment at work Michelline...

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Empowering futuristic knowledge workers

Empowering futuristic knowledge workers Chaze NalisaOver 50 years ago, long before majority of today's workforce was born, the social scientist and father of modern management, Peter Drucker, said...

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Windhoek Hospitality Culinary College holds an open day

Windhoek Hospitality Culinary College holds an open day WHCC, in partnership with BHMS, offers an international education that combines academic studies with professional development and real-life...

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COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF Kenya's Equity Group launches loan facility Kenya's Equity Group Holdings said on Wednesday it had launched a lending facility worth 75 billion Kenyan shillings (US$685 million)...

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'Prince' surrenders his castle

'Prince' surrenders his castleNaidjala ready to throw in the towel One of Namibia's former boxing prospects, Immanuel 'Prince' Naidjala, has hinted at retirement from professional boxing. JESSE...

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Shalulile's show

Shalulile's show LIMBA MUPETAMIWINDHOEKIf Mamelodi Sundowns' Peter Shalulile continues to play with the same intensity in the Dstv Premiership, a chance of moving up the goalscoring chart and making...

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Leading in humility

Leading in humilityA hands-on mother leading a great cause Ester Kali is the chief executive officer of Letshego Holdings (Namibia) Limited and Letshego Bank (Namibia) Limited. She has been serving in...

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Young Namibian blossoms

Young Namibian blossoms Passionate young resettled farmer ploughs her way to success Post-settlement loan beneficiary Elize Eliphas (32) is a young female resettled commercial farmer in the Maltahöhe...

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Katutura hospital beds get facelift courtesy of FirstRand Namibia

Katutura hospital beds get facelift courtesy of FirstRand Namibia A donation of N$357 400 by FirstRand Namibia Hope Fund saw repair work on 52 Stiegmeyer beds commence at the Intermediate Hospital...

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The graduate unemployment crisis – A catalyst for youth revolt

The graduate unemployment crisis – A catalyst for youth revolt TJEKUPE MAXIMALLIANT KATJIMUNEIn the coming months, thousands of mostly young adults will graduate from Namibia’s three biggest...

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Meatco announces 2021 cattle procurement strategy

Meatco announces 2021 cattle procurement strategy STAFF REPORTERMeatco’s Livestock Production and Value-Addition Department has devised a robust strategy to buy cattle from local cattle producers with...

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Negative rates effective tools to spur growth

Negative rates effective tools to spur growth Easing financial conditions Central banks that adopted negative rates may be able to cut them further. Many central banks may be forced to consider...

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Rundu won't cut residents' water

Rundu won't cut residents' water Kenya KamboweRUNDUWhile some local authorities have threatened residents who defaulted on their water accounts, the Rundu town council says they will not disconnect...

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Bush: Turning threat into opportunity

Bush: Turning threat into opportunity ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKA review of whether Namibian biomass can be used as a renewable energy source in Hamburg, Germany, will take until July this year.In early...

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Farmers assisted after drought

Farmers assisted after droughtGoats to the rescue Close to 4 000 breeding goats have been distributed in nine regions to help small-scale farmers get back on their feet after the drought. ELLANIE...

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BW Kudu collaborates with Namcor

BW Kudu collaborates with NamcorInvesting in the youth of Namibia Essay competition to increase awareness of the oil and gas sector in the national economy. the Kudu gas field, BW Kudu, in...

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Japanese government donates food aid worth N$42 million

Japanese government donates food aid worth N$42 million STAFF REPORTERThe deputy prime minister and minister of international relations and cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, and Japanese ambassador...

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Keeping it real

Keeping it real I want to share my thoughts on the importance of having a clearly defined roll-out plan for a project.I’m disappointed by Namibian musicians who announce that they are quitting music...

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Thinking outside the box

Thinking outside the boxPeacemakers changing the narrative Made up of Kid Wasabi and Sonny Vision, the duo is gearing up for the release of their debut album Cosmic Womb later this year. MICHAEL...

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Iyaloo Magongo, the passionate young lady is the founder of the Wine Club

Iyaloo Magongo, the passionate young lady is the founder of the Wine Club The opportunity for young individuals to network and enjoy wine Iyaloo MagongoWindhoek Wine Club is a club established in 2020...

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The innovative Paratus signs big

The innovative Paratus signs big Paratus Namibia signs first ‘infrastructure sharing’ agreement STAFF REPORTERParatus Namibia has signed its first ‘fibre open access’ agreement onboarding Africa...

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Sustainable finance a catalyst for recovery

Sustainable finance a catalyst for recovery‘Put your money where it matters the most’ The fastest and most cost-effective way to address energy supply is through renewable power projects. We believe...

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Shilimela guard sued for shooting incident

Shilimela guard sued for shooting incidentVictims face ‘long-term pain and suffering’ Despite Shilimela Security Services claiming a lawsuit against it is “vague and embarrassing”, a judge has ruled...

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Toothless tax law hamstrings Namra’s Shivute

Toothless tax law hamstrings Namra’s Shivute OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKNewly appointed Namibia Revenue Agency (Namra) commissioner Sam Shivute says he is currently powerless as he is still waiting on the...

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Vakwangali chieftaincy won’t start afresh – Hambyuka

Vakwangali chieftaincy won’t start afresh – Hambyuka Kenya Kambowe RUNDUWhile there exists a faction aiming to dethrone Uukwangali chief Eugene Siwombe Kudumo, the traditional authority’s chairperson...

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Putting the client's need before anyone else

Putting the client's need before anyone elseSanlam financial adviser Armas Nikanor would love the opportunity to manage a team and shape them into successful workers. Nikanor provides strategic advice...

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Keeping up with the times anda technology

Keeping up with the times anda technology TransNamib introduces new train operations system to improve efficiency TransNamib has developed a new train operation management system that will increase...

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If you continue to work hard, success will follow

If you continue to work hard, success will followDeloitte auditing firm produces stars in the financial industry Alma Atta Ashipala is a senior assistant at Deloitte Namibia. Monique AdamsThe...

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New Public Procurement Act to address loopholes

New Public Procurement Act to address loopholesProper consultations lead to effective implementation Input from the public entities, business communities and other interested stakeholders are very...

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Zim expects maize output to more than triple

Zim expects maize output to more than triple Zimbabwe expects to harvest up to 2.8 million tonnes of the maize this year, three times 2020 output thanks to higher than usual rainfall, official data...

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EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” This powerful observation by Anglo-American poet Wystan Hugh Auden reminds us of exactly why government needs all our support for...

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Taxi union wants 10% increase

Taxi union wants 10% increaseJanuarie wants ‘apartheid’ law challenged The NTTU president said the recent petrol increase – by 80 cents per litre for both petrol and diesel - far exceeds the price of...

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Climbing her way up

Climbing her way up Toini Shikonga is an inspiration as she struggled to get work just like many other young Namibians. She worked as a security guard and never gave up; her talent was spotted by...

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If you continue to work hard, success will follow

If you continue to work hard, success will follow Deloitte auditing firm produces stars in the financial industry Alma Atta Ashipala is a senior assistant at Deloitte Namibia. Monique AdamsThe...

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City assets attached over pay dispute

City assets attached over pay dispute OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe sheriff of the High Court has received the go-ahead to auction off City of Windhoek assets after its failure to adhere to a labour...

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RCC evicted from office over N$6m

RCC evicted from office over N$6mNPTH locks contractor headquarters over rental bill Things are looking even more dire for the company already languishing in judicial management after its employees...

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Angolan refugees refuse to leave Osire

Angolan refugees refuse to leave Osire JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEK A group of 538 Angolan nationals living at Osire refugee camp are at legal loggerheads with the Namibian government, which they claim is...

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Pandemic banking

Pandemic banking It is financial results season and the impact of Covid-19 and measures to contain its spread are obvious from the performance of local companies. Yesterday, both FirstRand Namibia,...

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Covid gobbles FirstRand Nam earnings

Covid gobbles FirstRand Nam earningsInterim profit down nearly N$60 mln A drop in net interest income and a jump in impairment charges shaved 9% off the locally-listed group’s profit in its past...

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Spike in Letshego Nam’s impairment charge

Spike in Letshego Nam’s impairment charge The group remains well placed to grow revenues through ongoing innovation and pursuit of its inclusive finance strategy. – Letshego Holdings Namibia Jo-Maré...

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