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Former First Capital Finance manager joins Southern Business School

Southern Business School Namibia this week announced the appointment of Mrs. Feitjie Veldskoen-Kapofi as Deputy Director. Mrs. Feitjie Veldskoen-Kapofi has an impressive and substantial career track record within both the fields of finance and education, making her the perfect fit for SBS Namibia. She is a qualified and experienced professional with extensive experience within the Financial Management sector. Her constant career growth is a clear indication of her need for self-improvement and love for the field. She is also very familiar with the operations of SBS Namibia as she was a part time Accounting Lecturer with the Institute. As...

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Veggie gardens to give hope to community

Hope Village in Greenwell Matongo will be able to become self sufficient in the ‘greens’ department following a financial donation of N$50,000 from the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN), which will be used to erect two vegetable tunnels to cultivate vegetables. By growing its own food, Hope Village will reduce its requirement for financing from external sources and will be able to have greater security by providing sound nutrition for its family in a sustainable manner. Currently the village has four vegetable tunnels which are overseen by four ladies. According to the village, the donation will go a long...

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Air Namibia calls on nation to support local air services

Air Namibia’s Captain William Ekandjo, General Manager of Flight Operations called on the nation to support the national airline as the preferred carrier to facilitate their air transport services. Ekandjo aired this recently at an event where the company celebrated the International Cabin Crew day in Windhoek. “By supporting local service providers, we are demonstrating territorial pride and adding value to the national flag. Respecting the values of territorial integrity and national loyalty falls on us all,” he said. Captain Ekandjo noted Air Namibia operates in a highly competitive market and space where the consumers of air travel are...

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‘Kerbing’ unsafe road behaviour

Vivo Energy Namibia and the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) handed over to the City of Windhoek an upgraded pedestrian site, last week. MVA Head: Accident and Injury Prevention, Jones Lutombi, commended the City of Windhoek for its involvement in road safety awareness and also acknowledged Vivos Energy contribution towards the initiative which is for Accident and Injury Prevention of the MVA Fund. In handing over one of the infrastructure sites to the City, Lutombi said that the site was one of many identified in the Khomas Pedestrian Road Safety Audit, and they are delighted that they could tackle...

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Namibia celebrates the Queen’s birthday the English way

The British High Commission to Namibia celebrated the 91st Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and hosted a full scale well attended British garden party last week. The UK High Commissioner, Ms Jo Lomas, welcomed the guests, among them Guest of Honour, Hon. Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Dr. Peya Mushelenga. The event was complete with Fish ‘n’ chips, Pimms and musical entertainment and to top it off a 1957 model of a Land Rover Station wagon and a current Land Rover Evoque Convertible was on display. “We held our last QBP exactly a year ago...

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Van Rooyen to lead Bank Windhoek’s sales department

Bank Windhoek this week announced the appointment of Riaan van Rooyen as Bank Windhoek’s Head of Sales, with effect 1 July. Van Rooyen brings with him a wealth of experience and has been with the Bank for over nine years. He holds a B.A degree in Communication and has various post graduate qualifications in leadership and management. During his career at Bank Windhoek, Riaan has been instrumental in the development of, and innovation of, various strategies and projects. As Head of Corporate Affairs, Strategy and Sustainability at Bank Windhoek’s Marketing and Corporate Communication Services, he has been actively involved...

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Entrepreneurs find their true north at Start-up Festival

Namibia’s first two-day Start-up Festival was held last week at the Warehouse Theatre in Windhoek and the Namibian University of Science and Technology’s (NUST) FABlab joined the organising committee in putting together the event. The event started on Friday 9 June and kicked off with a speech by the First Lady, Monica Geingos. A host of national and international specialists and highly acclaimed individuals in different fields came to present, share and galvanise the attendees into starting their own dream ‘start-up’ and believing that it could be made into a reality. On the second day FABlab Namibia hosted the...

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Chartered Accountants retention guide to records launched

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia (ICAN) recently handed over and launched the first copy of the ICAN Guide to Retention of Records to Hon. Calle Schlettwein, Minister of Finance. The Guide is a practical document written to be easily understood by a layman including the requirements for retaining business records drawn from 14 pieces of legislation that commonly impact on business. ICAN believes that in the business world of today the volume of business documentation grows exponentially and this creates storage challenges so much so that there is now a thriving industry that provides record archiving services....

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