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O&L’s Senior Leadership Team grows

Executive Chairman of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group, Sven Thieme this week announced the appointment of two employees of Kraatz Marine to the group’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT). Janine Smith has been part of the O&L Group for more than three years and started her journey as Financial Accountant at Kraatz in February 2014. She completed her B. Accounting degree at the University of Namibia (UNAM) in 2005 and completed her articles at PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PWC). Janine who was recently promoted to Financial Manager at Kraatz said, “personally it was a great step up for me, I have learned...

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Ricoh SA to introduce new products in Namibia

Office automation company, Ricoh South Africa has announced plans to introduce new products into the Namibian market through Canocopy, one of the leading print management and office automation companies and the Authorised Distributor for Ricoh products and solutions in Namibia. Canocopy has shown phenomenal growth and was named Ricoh SA’s Business Partner of the Year in 2016. The company owns the Namibian market and has exceeded all its targets in recent years. Jacques van Wyk, COO of Ricoh SA, said together they plan to increase the exposure of Ricoh products and solutions to a range of new clients throughout...

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Pick n Pay’s Wurm leads Retail Charter to promote local products

The Managing Director of Pick n Pay, Norbert Wurm is the new chairman of the Retail Charter Council. The Retail Charter is a voluntary manifesto, drafted and implemented by leading players in the retail sector to bring about structural transformation of the sector and to find ways of improving shelf access for Namibian products. The council supervises the implementation of the charter which was launched last year March by the Namiba Trade Forum. On his new role in the council, Wurm said “This is a great opportunity to make a difference in the Namibian economy and the country as...

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Local Bank primed to partner with mining sector

As the 2017 Mining Expo draws near, local bank, Standard Bank has committed itself to partner and support the local mining industry. This year’s Mining Expo and Conference is being held under the theme: “Reaping the benefits of Mining Investments.” and will take place from 26 – 27th April at the Windhoek Show Grounds. “Standard Bank understands that mining companies require considerable amounts of financing for their large-scale mining projects,” said Adri Spangenberg, Head Client Coverage at Standard Bank. One of the recent highlights at the bank has been the co-financing of Debmarine Namibia’s latest sampling and exploration vessel....

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Tourism experts remain bullish

Market Research Manager at FNB, Daniel Kavishe, said despite the challenges faced in the tourism industry pundits remain bullish. He said this following the latest report for FNB/FENATA Travel Index which reveals it has contracted by 7.5% (real terms) for the final quarter of 2016. On an annual basis, The FNB/FENATA Travel index grew by 1.6%, supported mainly by the growth in the third and second quarter. Kavishe said, nominally, the growth was much higher at 11.3%, with hospitality inflation making up the difference. High food, utilities, fuel and transport costs have pushed up hospitality inflation to 9.6%. Regarding...

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Corridor group welcomes new business development manager for Zambian market

The Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) team this week announced the appointment of a new Business Development Manager for Zambia, James Kaposa, as of 01 March this year. Kaposa said that many players in the industry have grown accustomed to using the traditional ports, however adapting to change quickly, he said is vital to ensure sustained business growth and maintain a competitive advantage. With experience in Sales and Marketing in the Import and Export Industries, Kaposa is of the opinion that the Zambian Market needs more exposure to the Port of Walvis Bay. “Opportunities exist within the Zambian market...

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NamPost set to provide clients with access to better banking platform

Standard Bank signed a sponsoring banking relationship agreement with Namibia Post Limited (NamPost). At a press on Tuesday, from left-to-right Standard Bank’s Acting Chief Executive Amit Mohan, Standard Bank’s Head of Personal and Business Banking Mercia Geises and the Chief Executive Officer of NamPost Festus Hangula officially sealed the deal. According to Standard Bank, the latest agreement will enable NamPost and its clients with access to the National Payment System which enables NamPost clients to do SWIFT transactions, Electronic Funds Transfer, card services and access to Point of Sale (POS) devices, as well as the ability to make payments...

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Singer to take Hilton by storm

Music song bird, Ann Singer will be performing her new compositions and originals from her much celebrated CD ‘Bullet Proof’, on Friday 14 April at the Hilton Kalabar. Singer will spice up her performance with old and new school soul and R&B covers from Keisha White to Amelie Sande, and she might even give her audience a little taste of her new songs from the album she is currently working on. She will be accompanied by Danny Azangi on stage and on her new album. Singer is the winner of Best Album of the Year, Best newcomer of the...

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