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German business delegation visits Namibia

German business delegation visits Namibia

A 15 member business delegation from Germany representing nine companies from the mining and infrastructure sectors arrived in Namibia on 21 November, to explore business opportunities. It was accompanied by Mr. Ullrich Kinne, Commercial Counsellor at the German Embassy. This marked the fifth German business delegation to Namibia this year. Headed by Ms. Gisela Will from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the delegation was facilitated by the Southern African – German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. On 21 November the delegation was in Windhoek, where it attended a round-table with representatives from the Namibia Investment Centre, the Chamber of Mines and the Ministry of Works and Transport, followed by a meeting with Lithon Project Consultants (Pty) Ltd. The next day they travelled to Walvis Bay. There it visited and had meetings with Walvis Bay Salt Holdings, the Namibian Uranium Association and Nampo. The following companies were represented: K-UTEC AG Salt Technologies, Actemium Fördertechnik Rheinland GmbH, Höft GmbH, Intectus GmbH, Haver & Boecker OHG, Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH, NAUE GmbH & Co. KG, voestalpine Böhler Welding Germany GmbH, GP Papenburg Maschinenbau GmbH.

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Daniel Steinmann

Brief CV of Daniel Steinmann. Born 24 February 1961, Johannesburg. Educated at the University of Pretoria: BA, BA(hons), BD. Postgraduate degrees are in Philosophy and Divinity. Editor of the Namibia Economist since 1991. Daniel Steinmann has steered the Economist as editor for the past 28 years. The Economist started as a monthly free-sheet, then moved to a weekly paper edition (1996 to 2016), and on 01 December 2016 to a daily digital newspaper at It is the first Namibian newspaper to go fully digital. Daniel Steinmann is an authority on macro-economics having established a sound record of budget analysis, strategic planning and assessing the impact of policy formulation. For eight years, he hosted a weekly talk-show on NBC Radio, explaining complex economic concepts to a lay audience in a relaxed, conversational manner. He regularly helps economics students, both graduate and post-graduate, to prepare for examinations and moderator reviews. He is the Namibian respondent for the World Economic Survey conducted every quarter for the Ifo Center for Business Cycle Analysis and Surveys at the University of Munich in Germany. He is frequently consulted by NGOs and international analysts on local economic trends and developments. Send comments to