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Second Bass Angling event slated for weekend

Von Bach Dam with this weekend host the second Bank Windhoek Bass Angling National Competition which will be between 25 baits and 35 anglers in all three categories namely ladies, men and the youth. The competition which commenced in February, saw Bank Windhoek contiuned its sponsonship to the Namibia Bass Angling Association, for the fourth year running. According to the organisors, local bass angling mainly takes place in the Von Bach close to Okahandja and Lake Oanab just outside Rehoboth. Chairman of Bass Anglers Association of Namibia said,“The sponsorship from Bank Windhoek is used to host our competitions and...

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Golf Psychology – Improve your game from your inbox – Visualisation

The 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard was highlighted by a 15.5 meter eagle putt on the 16th hole by Marc Leishman. To sink a putt like that you have to read the line and visualise the speed and roll of the green. Visuaisation in golf is a technique that is crucial to your success. Visualisation has been proven to: * stimulate the muscles necessary to perform an action * program the mind and muscles prior to playing to increase confidence * control pre-round nerves and relax the body and mind * re-frame from negative to positive outcomes...

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Culinary students to host fundraising gala dinner

Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy Students from the Food and Beverage, Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts Departments will host a local themed fundraising Gala dinner with the proceeds set to benefit a Scholarship Programme for Namibian students. The Gala Dinner will take place on 23 March at the Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy premises, located at the Old Power station in Southern Industry. Taking into consideration the high unemployment rate and the costs to pursue further studies, the proceeds of the dinner will go towards offering scholarships to unemployed local students who have a passion and sincere aspiration to pursue a...

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Employee training and development and your organisations growth

Selma Simbinga; Business Support Officer at NIPAM Human resource management regards training and development as “an educational process which involves the sharpening of skills, concepts, changing of attitude and gaining more knowledge to enhance the performance of employees”. Training and development is an important element of any country’s economic development. When employee’s skills and knowledge are maintained it assists overall economic competitiveness. Employee training and development is crucial for any organisations success. As it ensures that employees skills, knowledge and abilities are updated at all times. When employees are trained, this helps boost the organisations productivity, their competence, abilities...

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Namibia lifts moratorium on new uranium exploration applications

Xinhua – The Namibian government this week announced the lifting of a 10-year moratorium on new applications for exploration licences on nuclear fuel minerals. The Ministry of Mines and Energy announced in a statement that it is withdrawing the reservation of any area in Namibia from any prospecting and mining operations in respect of nuclear fuel minerals. The ministry did not give reasons why the moratorium had been lifted. This came almost a year after the Namibian Minister of Mines and Energy Obeth Kandjoze made a submission to Cabinet requesting to approve the removal of the moratorium. The Chamber...

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Talent development candidates off to SA for proper bank induction

Monika Amukoto, Peter Amon, Abraham Ingo and Hileni Nehale are four Namibian graduates who joined FNB Namibia with stars in their eyes to follow a career in banking. The foursome left for South Africa where they will join other graduates in the group in its Young Talent Development programme. The programme, consisting of induction and training in a range of banking modalities, covers the banking environment extensively. It covers a full year with the four gradauates scheduled to return to FNB Namibia only at the end of this year. The training is done at the FirstRand headquarters in Johannesburg....

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German private sector enticed to bring investments and skills to the African continent

FRANKFURT – Africa is a priority for the German government in 2017 as it holds the G20 presidency, stated the Germany Africa Business Forum this week when it announced that Germany will host the first ever private event dedicated to strengthen trade and investment ties between Germany and the African continent. The Germany-Africa Business Forum (www.GermanyAfrica.com), which will take place on 23 March 2017 in Frankfurt. The event capitalizes on a wave of interest taken by the German government and private companies to increase their engagement with African countries. When the German Chancellor visited Africa in October last year,...

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Deciding on the best investment

By Diederik Kruger Head: Funding and Liquidity Management. A new year brings new possibilities. It is the time of the year when people are well rested and have the time to do some forward planning. It is therefore the perfect time to evaluate your savings and investment plans. Term of the investment It is important to consider the recommended investment period for an investment. Many of the market linked investments recommend a three to five year investment horizon because market fluctuations in the short term can affect the return on your investment. Similarly, when we look at term deposits,...

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