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UNDP, Health Ministry light up rural clinics

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Namibia collaborated with Global Fund and the Ministry of Health and Social Services on a UNDP global initiative called Solar 4 Health. The pilot project led by UNDP Namibia involved the installation of solar energy photo-voltaic (PV) systems which were set up at five clinics across Namibia from 13 to 18 December 2017. The funding was facilitated by Global Fund and is aimed at supporting governments in improving access to quality health services. These systems provide constant and cost-effective access to electricity, thus assisting vulnerable communities in mitigating climate change and poverty conditions....

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African Development Bank launches the 2018 Edition of the African Economic Outlook

The African Development Bank is launching the 2018 edition of its yearly flagship report, the African Economic Outlook (AEO), this week at its headquarters in Abidjan. As a leading African institution, the Bank is the first to provide headline numbers on Africa’s macroeconomic performance and outlook. The African Economic Outlook bridges a critical knowledge gap on the diverse socio-economic realities of African economies through regular, rigorous, and comparative analysis. It provides short-to-medium term forecasts on the evolution of key macroeconomic indicators for all 54 regional member countries, as well as analysis on the state of socio-economic challenges and progress...

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A Masters in Business Administration from the Ikeys business school is the ultimate career launcher

Education at the University of Cape Town may be pricey for most Namibian students but for the graduate working professional, an Ikeys qualification opens doors and launches careers. Confirming their status as one of South Africa’s premier universities, the UCT Graduate School of Business announced this week it has been accredited again by the international Association of MBAs for its Masters in Business Administration degree. This puts the Ikeys business school in the very top of the league world wide. Dr Kutlwano Ramaboa, Director of International Relations at the UCT GSB, said accreditations are an endorsement of the quality...

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Restoration of first production Landie heralds global 70th anniversary celebrations

After the Second World War, the British Government had to face the uncomfortable truth – their infantry and field vehicles were no match for the light infantry motorised divisions of the Third Reich. This set in motion a set of events which ultimately led to the design and manufacture of the Land Rover. This year marks the 70th anniversary of that momentous occasion when the first Land Rover was unveiled in 1948 at the Amsterdam Motor Show. Not all old Land Rovers survive, after all, they are made for hard work and tough conditions so many perished over the...

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Respected communicator, Hayley Allen, leads PR and social media at Bank Windhoek

Seasoned communications strategist, Hayley Allen has said farewell to the glamorous world of expensive cars, taking her extensive skills to the austere world of finance. The former Marketing Manager of Novel Ford, and in particular, promoter of the Jaguar marque, has moved to Bank Windhoek where she started this month as the new Head of Corporate Affairs. Hayley has a long and impressive career in marketing spanning more than a quarter of a century. In her early days, she worked for an advertising agency, then in various advertising positions followed by a number of years in her own PR...

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Energy Indaba puts off-grid and mini-grid solar installations in the spotlight

Johannesburg – An upcoming conference on energy will look in detail at the concepts and potential for off-grid solar installations to drive rural electrification in Africa. The 10th Africa Energy Indaba, scheduled for 20 and 21 February 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, will discuss the rapidly growing role of solar in both in-grid and off-grid energy mixes. Laying the groundwork for the expert presentation at the energy indaba, the organisers said “solar is currently leading the race in renewables and for the first time, solar PV additions surpassed all other fuels including coal.” The International Energy...

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Marathon National Championships set for February

Local athletics’ national marathon championship, the Rössing Marathon, will take place in Swakopmund at the Vineta North Sports Field on 10 February. The event will include two running events namely, the 42.2 kilometre full marathon, and the shorter 10 km run. The organisors of the event this week said, for the first time in the event’s 27-year history a half-marathon, 21 km will also be hosted this year. The first prize for the marathon is N$10,000 each for the men’s and ladies open winners, with cash prizes for runners finishing second (N$5000), third (N$2000), fourth (N$1000) and fifth (N$500)...

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Not all heroes wear capes – Blood donor retires after 242 donations

Frequent blood donor, Barend du Plessis recently retired from donating blood after making a remarkable 242 blood donations. Du Plessis, who is now aged 74, began donating at a young age and has been a regularblood donor ever since. “I am actually a little sad because I wanted to reach 250 blood donations but unfortunately due to my medical condition, I can no longer continue to donate blood. I am really grateful to have continuously done my part to help save lives over the years,” Du Plessis said. The standard age for people to be eligible to donate blood...

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