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Singapore aids Namibia in the aviation sector

Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) instructors are facilitating a Customized Airport Emergency Planning workshop launched by the Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Namibia Airports Company (NAC)this week in Windhoek. NAC Corporate Communications Nankelo Amupadhi Manager said the workshop is meant to allow the key stakeholders plan and response to acts of unlawful interference, as per International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations. According to Amupadhi the five-day workshop will train stakeholders from across the aviation industry including the Namibian Police, Namibian Defense Force and City of Windhoek. NAC Acting Strategic Executive, Albert...

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Employers Federation to launch network for vocational training

The Namibian Employers Federation in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has commissioned Business Intelligence Africa to conduct a survey on the current practices on apprenticeship as conducted by the private sector. Announcing that the Employers Federation has joined the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN), the federation’s Secretary General, Tim Parkhouse said ten of their members have already indicated their willingness to join the GAN Namibia network. This country-wide network will be launched early next year. “The Namibian Employers Federation aims to promote work readiness programmes by linking business initiatives and employment opportunities for the Namibian youth, notably through...

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Building a business empire brick by brick

Lack of start-up capital remains one of the major obstacles for many entrepreneurs in the country, but this common barrier which is the order of the day, did not stop 41 year old, Wilbald Iita’s plan of running his own business. Iita is the sole owner of Iihamayongwe Trading a retail company that specialises in selling construction material and consumable goods. The company currently employs seven people, two in Windhoek and five in northern Namibia. Iita started his company in 2008 and grew it steadily and today, he runs a successful company with outlets in Windhoek and Onaanda, in...

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Tsumeb smelter and mining institute collaborate on technical training

Collarboration between the Tsumeb smelter and the training institute for mining and technology will enable a new generation of technically trained learners to sit for both their Grade 12 and their N1 Certificate at the end of their high school training. The first 30 students on this combined programme, were introduced last week by Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb and The Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT), when it was launched officially. Dundee’s Managing Director, Zebra Kasete said the company came up with the idea of helping learners with vocational skills to fulfil their dreams of obtaining an N1...

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One Channel upbeat about cloud prospects

Cloud specialist One Channel is upbeat about the prospects of cloud computing in Africa, it says cloud platforms are enabling new, complex business models and orchestrating more globally-based integration networks. Cloud computing spending is growing at nearly five times the rate of IT spending and is expected to grow even more in future. IDC predicts that by 2018, at least half of IT spending will be cloud-based and will reach close to 70% of all software, services and technology spending by 2020. One Channel CEO Bernard Ford said Acumatica is perfectly positioned to capture the Cloud ERP market. “Not...

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Website to expose local icons to the world

An information revolution is launching which will finally give Namibia’s Performers and entertainment establishment’s freedom from the costly search engines and social networking websites who currently control which entertainment options the locals and tourists are exposed to. Mitch St. Pierre, a former Canadian political Candidate/World Traveler and,Calistro Nhavotso from Maputo, Mozambique, both knew of the difficulty in finding all of the entertainment options within each city they travelled to so they did what no other business development team has done before, they teamed up with entertainment enthusiasts throughout each region of the world to create a completely unique website...

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Pharmaceutical firm increases funds for children fighting cancer

Local a local pharmaceutical company, GEKA Pharma recently handed over N$120,000 too the Children Fighting Cancer in Namibia Interim Home (CHICA) fund of the Cancer Association of Namibia. The funds will be for the support for children fighting cancer in then country and this year, GEKA increased the funds by N$20,000 as compared to last year’s donation. GEKA was the first sponsor of CHICA Namibia since its inception in 2006, since they felt children with cancer often do not receive as much attention as adults. Jan-Christo Coetzer from GEKA said hopefully in the coming years their company will be...

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Protect sensitive hardware from power spikes and interruptions with an Eaton UPS from Rob Mcglees

A small Windhoek-based hardware company has just secured the official backing of the only manufacturer it has represented since 2013. Frank Coetzee, the only member of Rob Mcglees Engineering announced recently his company is now the authorizied service provided for the renowned Eaton brand for Uninterrruptible Power Supplies, or UPSs as they are commonly known in the office. “The potential market demand of UPS units in Namibia was always there, it just lacked back-up support, maintenance, installation, correct specifications, correct analysis of product, upgraded software, repair centre, SLA agreements, warranty services, safety installations, first line training, and knowledge of...

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