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Xwama takes cultural muti to mining board

Xwama takes cultural muti to mining board

13 December 2106 – The developer of the Etango Uranium project in the Erongo Region, Bannerman Resources (ASX:BMN; NSX:BMN) announced this week the owner of the popular Xwama Cultural Villae, Twapewa Kadhikwa, is joining the board of Bannerman’s Namibian company, Bannerman Mining Resources Namibia. She is stepping into the boars seat vacated by the Namibian First Lady, Madam Monica Geingos.

Australian mining company, Bannerman Resources is developing the Etango uranium project some 50 km inland from Swakopmund. After completing its feasibility study in 2012, Bannerman has successfully built and operated a Demonstration Plant for the last two years.

Ms Kadhikwa is a successful businesswoman and a role model for young entrepreneurs. She is famous for her traditional restaurant, the Xwama Cultural Village. She has also founded a number of other business evolving from her culinary base.

In addition to her impressive business track record, she enters the Bannerman board with a passion for SME development.

Integrated into her business empire is the Twapewa Kadhikwa Entrepreneurship Development Programme for mentoring and training the owners of small enterprises.

Announcing her appointment on Tuesday, Bannerman said Ms Kadhikwa’s skills and insight are invaluable to further the miner’s commitment to maximise opportunities for SMEs through its mining activities.

Ms Kadhikwa said, “Being appointed as a director for Bannerman Mining Resources Namibia is a humbling honour and responsibility – one that I intend to fulfill and do justice to. As a daughter of the Namibian soil, I recognise that Bannerman represents the true sense of great corporate citizenry and playing a role in its growth is a journey worthwhile.”

The Bannerman Namibia board now comprises Ms Kadhikwa as Independent Director, Mr Werner Ewald, the Managing Director and Mr Brandon Munro, the Chairperson.

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Daniel Steinmann

Educated at the University of Pretoria: BA (hons), BD. Postgraduate degrees in Philosophy and Divinity. Publisher and Editor of the Namibia Economist since February 1991. Daniel Steinmann has steered the Economist as editor for the past 32 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. He 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 was a founding member of the Editors' Forum of Namibia. Over the years, he has mentored hundreds of journalism students as interns and as young professional journalists. From time to time he 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. Since October 2021, he conducts a weekly talkshow on Radio Energy, again for a lay audience. On 04 September 2022, he was ordained as a Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church of Africa (NHKA). Send comments or enquiries to [email protected]