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Finding out what is the current condition of housing, and then proposing what to do about it

An in-depth analysis of the national state of housing will be published before the end of the year by the Institute for Public Policy Research, with assistance from the German Embassy in Windhoek. On Wednesday, the independent think tank, represented by its director Graham Hopwood, signed an agreement with the German Ambassador, HE Christian Schlaga for substantial financial assistance to conduct and complete a comprehensive survey on housing as a key sector identified in various development plans, and listed in Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “At present, only limited publicly available data and in-depth research...

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Cancer report shows almost 40% increase compared to previous 5-year reporting period

The Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Hon Juluet Kavetuna (second from left) on Wednesday received the new national cancer registry report from the CEO of the Cancer Association, Rolf Hanses (left). Witnessing the important occasion are the Cancer Association’s Sister Christy Kavetuna (second from right) and cancer survivor, Barbara Nyati. The Namibia National Cancer Registry is a combined project between the Ministry of Health and Social Services and the Cancer Association of Namibia with data analysis done by the International Atomic Research Centre. The project started in 1995 and this report is the fifth published report covering...

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Tourism to get a boost from TrustYou and rainmaker partnership

The world’s largest guest feedback platform, TrustYou is increasing its presence in southern Africa and introduces digital marketing expert rainmaker digital as distribution partner. Rainmaker digital who invented the unique, proven and time tested holistic five (5) Stages of Digital Success for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry integrates TrustYou seamlessly in its Stage and Stage 3 in order to actively manage the reputation of its clients. The local-based company is specialized in managing and optimizing the entire digital presence and marketing for hotels, lodges, guesthouses, and tour operators located in Southern Africa in order to provide them with a...

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Rösssing posts modest profit, turns loss-making streak around

Rössing Uranium Limited posted a N$107 million profit for 2016 following a staggering N$385 million loss in 2015, although it has much more to do with accounting than with mining uranium. On Monday this week, Rössing Uranium Ltd released its Stakeholder Report, providing a detailed report of its financial performance, mining prospects and corporate social involvement. In 2015 Rösing posted an operational profit of just over N$290 million on mining revenues of N$1.8 billion. Total comprehensive income for 2015 came to almost N$228 million. This, however, was offset by a massive distribution of N$823.7 million to Kalahari and Extract...

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Tjiveta reaps the fruits of her selfless deeds

Tjiveta reaps the fruits of her selfless deeds Ebenecia Tjiveta of Onyose Trust was recently named as one of Standard Bank’s Woman of Excellence in 2016 for her commitment to the trust that works with mentally and physically disabled people. Formerly known as the Jurgen Wahn Trust, the Onyose Trust cares for over 45 children and young adults who either suffer from mental or physical disabilities. The trust provides a holistic service including day care and Community Based Rehabilitation programmes for people with a range of disabilities. Tjiveta joined the Trust in 2004 after she received a Diploma in...

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Local products from local companies help pay local salaries

When Robby Amadhila of Roama Gates Manufacturing in Ondangwa extended an invitation to the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, little did he expect the chamber’s president accompanied by the Namibian Prime Minister, to show up at his factory premises for a personal visit. Speaking shortly after conclusion of a factory tour, the chamber president, Sven Thieme of the Ohlthaver & List Group said support of the growth at home strategy by the business fraternity is critical element for economic growth. Thieme was accompanied by the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila. According to the O&L chairman, the...

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Air Namibia flies a knot faster with performance agreements for exco team

It is not clear what legal power a Performance Agreement has over an employee in an acting capacity but this week three members of the Executive Committee of the national airline, Air Namibia, signed such agreements despite not having tenure. Acting Managing Director, Adv Mandi Samson, acting General Manager Finance, Marilyn Nel and acting General Manager Human Capital, Herold Mbuende, formed part of the group of Executive Committee members who signed Performance Agreements as a commitment to attain strategic objectives as outlined in the airline’s five-year strategic plan for 2016/17 to 2020/21/ In a statement release on Wednesday, the...

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Bill Lindeke Resource Centre opened

The IPPR opened the Bill Lindeke Resource Centre at the House of Democracy in Windhoek last week. The new collection in the House of Democracy is in recognition of former Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Research Associate and Board Member Bill Lindeke’s passing away two years ago. Prof. William Bill Lindeke’s personal collection of 2,000 books, papers and documents mostly deals with Namibia, Africa and international politics affairs. Prof. Andre du Pisani at the opening said that Bill’s impressive library tells us that he was widely read and traveled. “To him his publications and books never really belonged...

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