Select Page

Author: Guest Contributor

A Continent of Hope

By António Guterres. Secretary-General of the United Nations   Far too often, the world views Africa through the prism of problems. When I look to Africa, I see a continent of hope, promise and vast potential. I am committed to building on those strengths and establishing a higher platform of cooperation between the United Nations and the leaders and people of Africa. This is essential to advancing inclusive and sustainable development and deepening cooperation for peace and security. That is the message I carried to the recent African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — my first major mission as...

Read More

Paratus Telecom ropes in van Rensburg

Privately owned Pan African telecoms operator, Paratus Telecom has now appointed Colwyn van Rensburg as its Chief Commercial Officer to drive business throughout the continent. As part of the company’s growth strategy, van Rensburg will be focussing on the aggressive commercial objectives of the group by assisting the various country managers in reaching their respective goals. He will also be involved in some country specific projects for the group. Paratus Telecom CEO Barney Harmse said Colwyn is a huge asset to the company as he has the vision to take Paratus Telecom to a new level. “He has vast...

Read More

What’s with all the fear?!

By Twamanguluka Nambili. I have always been fascinated with the cause and effects of fear. I would find myself questioning as to why it is that people are so drawn to creating and feeding fear. Over the years, I have realized that this was simply because fear, as sad as it might be, is the most effective tool in manipulating others into doing what you want. Corporations and Politicians do it all the time, and like fools we (the average citizen) fall for it—giving them exactly what they want. How do you suppose Donald Trump won? Insurance companies feed...

Read More

Jaguar XF voted best in Business Class

The appreciation by the people who enjoy beautiful cars most, has pushed the Jaguar XF to the top of its class in the recent cars.co.za consumer awards. A panel of expert motoring and consumer adjudicators agreed that the Jaguar XF both promises and provides the ultimate in business travel. Most importantly, the awards also used consumer feedback from the peope that matters most, the current owners of Jaguars. The award was accepted by Jaguar ambassador and Hollywood actor, Sharlto Copley. The event was held in Gauteng. Following the awards, Jaguar SA stated “the Jaguar XF defines the segment with...

Read More

Film Screening – Doc-U-Mentally for junior doctors

Recently graduated doctors have to make a career entrance somewhere but this is seldom a decision of their own. A South African film that shows the reality of junior doctors, is screened this week in Windhoek to show young professionals how tentative, and sometimes daring the first steps of a career path may be. Gruelling work hours, inadequate compensation and health hazards are face on a daily basis by junior doctors. Mixing these elements produced a gritty, in-your-face movie, described by critics as not-for-everyone but still impacting everybody. Film: Doc-U-Mentally Venue: Franco Namibian Cultural Centre in Windhoek Dates: 02...

Read More

NSFAF and this year’s Grade 12 results

By Hilya Taetutila Nghiwete, CEO of NSFAF. 2017 started with a great deal of anticipation and anxiety for Grade 12 learners, friends, family and all people involved in education. Exam results were released and this signalled the beginning of a new chapter for many. I congratulate all of the learners that passed and now eagerly anticipate their journey onto Tertiary Education. For those that didn’t quite make the grade this year, do not despair…life is all about second chances. You can still improve and reach your educational goals, if you continue to show commitment, dedication and not give up on...

Read More

2017 – Creativity and Curiosity – Using Data Harambee’ously

By Natasja Beyleveld With more data readily available, the guess factor in process management and the reliance on influential networks for growth and prosperity has diminished. With knowledge comes change in ideology, and the shape of social norms some have grown comfortable with. The thumb-suck approach to ‘strategic implementation’ is now more easily proved porous, and there is no magic ‘copy and paste’ resolution to either business, political, economic or social challenges in Namibia. A fact often encountered, and not uniquely Namibian, is that data is misunderstood (or misinterpreted, underutilised, misrepresented) even at executive level, or there is a...

Read More

Tilman Friedrich’s Benchmarks November / December 2016

How will the new US president impact global financial markets? By Tilman Friedrich 14 December 2016 – The US elections during October were undoubtedly the most important news event of the last quarter of 2016. Hillary Clinton was credited with a handsome lead over Donald Trump until the day before the elections by the main stream media. Was this based on objective opinion polls or was it just a premeditated campaign against a candidate that is not part of the political establishment in the US? Hillary Clinton of course is firmly entrenched in the political establishment as wife of...

Read More