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26 Go Green for Namibia’s people, endemic species and habitats One of the major challenges for the 21st century is achieving sustainable development in the face of competition for limited resources,coupled with the pressures of a growing global population. It has been well documented that the rate at which we are using our natural resources has far outweighted our planets ability to regenerate them. 32 When humans meet elephant Human-animal conflict is a constant. EHRA – Elephant Human Relations Aid – is a Namibian NGO founded in 2001, which provides practical conflict solutions using numerous strategies, with fund- and interest raised via volunteering, family volunteering...and, for the bravehearts, their forthcoming Desert Trek. Who’s in? 40 Our journey with EHRA Vera Galot, 51, and partner, Jean-Pierre, 56, came out to Damaraland in Namibia and joined EHRA’s volunteering programme in May 2016. This is their story.

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Surface area: 824,268 km . Capital: Windhoek. Independence: 21 March 1990. Current president: Hage Geingob. Multiparty Parliament, Democratic Constitution Division of power between executive, Legislature and judiciary. Secular state—freedom of religion (90% Christian). Freedom of the press/media.

Mobile communication system is available throughout the country. It is also possible to rent cell & satellite phones at the Windhoek International Airport, or buy local Sim cards. Postal service: affiliated to the Universal Postal Union. Schools: over 1700 and various vocational and tertiary education institutions.

TAX AND CUSTOMS All goods and services are priced to include value-added tax of 15%. Visitors may reclaim VAT. Enquiries: Ministry of Finance, Tel (+264 61) 23 0773 in Windhoek.

ENVIRONMENT Nature reserves: 15 % of surface area. Highest mountain: Brandberg. Other prominent mountains: Spitzkoppe, Moltkeblick, Gamsberg. Perennial rivers: Orange, Kunene, Okavango, Zambezi and Kwando/ Linyanti/Chobe. Ephemeral rivers: Numerous, including Fish, Kuiseb, Swakop and Ugab.

FLORA 14 vegetation zones; 120 species of trees; 200 endemic plant species; 100 plus species of lichen. Living fossil plant: Welwitschia mirabilis.

ECONOMY Main sectors: Mining, fishing, tourism & agriculture. Biggest employer: Agriculture (46%). Fastest-growing sector: Tourism. Mining: Diamonds, uranium, copper, lead, zinc, magnesium, cadmium, arsenic, pyrites, silver, gold, lithium minerals, dimension stones (granite, marble, blue sodalite) and many semi-precious stones.

PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE Roads: 5,450 km tarred, 37,000 km gravel. Harbours: Walvis Bay, Lüderitz. Main airports: Hosea Kutako International Airport, Eros Airport, 46 airstrips. Rail network: 2,382 km narrow gauge. Electricity: 220 V AC, 50 Hz with outlets of round three-pin type. Fixed phone coverage throughout the country with direct-dialing facilities to more than 220 countries.

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MONEY MATTERS

One medical doctor per 3,650 people. Several state of the art private and state hospitals in Windhoek with intensive-care units, as well as in main towns, with medical practitioners (world standard) and 24-hour medical emergency services.

Currency: The Namibia Dollar (N$) is fixed to and equals the SA Rand. The South African Rand is also legal tender. Foreign currency, International Visa, Master Card, American Express and Diners Club credit cards are accepted.

POPULATION

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2.3 million; Density: 2.2 per km; 240 000 inhabitants in Windhoek (15% of total). Official language: English. 14 regions, 13 ethnic cultures, 16 languages and dialects. Adult literacy rate: 85%. Population growth rate: 2.6%.

FAUNA Big game: Elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, 20 antelope species; 240 mammal species (14 endemic); 250 reptile species; 50 frog species; 676 bird species. Endemic birds including Herero Chat, Rockrunner, Damara Tern, Monteiro’s Hornbill.

FOREIGN REPRESENTATION More than 50 countries have Namibian consular or embassy representation in Windhoek.

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Public transport is available to most tourist destinations in Namibia. In Namibia one drives on the left. There are bus services from Windhoek to Cape Town, Johannesburg, Vic Falls, Swakopmund, Harare, Lusaka and many other smaller busses which connect most of Namibian regions. Namibia’s main railway line runs from the South African border, connecting Windhoek to Swakopmund in the west and Tsumeb and Oshikango in the north. There is an extensive network of international and regional flights from Windhoek. Domestic charters to all destinations.

HEALTH No inoculations are necessary. Should one enter from a country in which yellow fever prevails, one should have proof of vaccination against such disease. Malaria-prophylaxis is recommended if traveling to far northern Namibia during summer.

Tap water is purified and safe to drink. Bottled water is available almost everywhere in the country as well.

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With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts, - Eleanor Roosevelt.

Adv. Mandi Ellaine P. Samson Acting Managing Director

Dear Esteemed Passengers, The above quote reflects Air Namibia’s status quo as we enter a new financial year. Reflecting on efforts to achieve the mandate bestowed upon us, Air Namibia recently signed code share agreements with Ethiopian Airways and Condor Airways. These strategic partnerships will allow the airliners to expand their global network. Furthermore, the collaborations will improve the service offering for the airliners and enhance convenience for our clients. Apart from spreading our wings further, safety for our passengers remains at the centre of these agreements. Air Namibia is affiliated to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an international transport association for the world’s airlines which supports aviation with global standards for airline safety, security, efficiency and sustainability. During the month of April we pay tribute to our passengers, especially those who observe the Easter period, the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, commemorating the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s a time that many will travel to spend time with their family and loved ones as they recollect the birth of Christian faith.

Namibia received good rainfall since the start of the New Year. Our dam levels have been boosted, plants are flourishing and livestock is recovering at a steady pace. We invite you to come and explore the beautiful land of the brave, a land of endless horizons. This month, we continue to share Namibian resorts in our quest to promote domestic tourism. The Namibia Wildlife Resort’s (NWR) Waterberg Resort is our focus for April 2017. Just 280KM North of Windhoek, Waterberg Resort is located inside the Waterberg Plateau National Park. The park is ecologically diverse, boasting over 200 different species of birds and rare species of small antelope on the lower hills of the mountain. The resort offers a unique opportunity to go on guided or self-guided nature walks or hikes to discover these marvellous treasures. Guided morning and afternoon game drives are also arranged at this resort. With that being said, we hope you enjoy your flight with us. We are committed to ensure that our passengers arrive safely to their destinations. Thank you for flying Air Namibia, we look forward to welcoming you on board once again in the near future.

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Get walking Get wheeling Get wet In Kwazulu-Natal, the bush, berg and beach combo means there’s no shortage of things to do. Climb it, ride it, surf it. But alongside the superb standard offerings, consider a few of the lesser known mobile activities Words by: Anne Schauffer Photographs: Durban Tourism and supplied

T

here’s a group of young people

embark on urban explorations, each

passionate about their city of

time somewhere different, from the

Durban,

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who’ve

created

a

brand

harbour to the City Hall.

known as BESET Durban – the team is

The province is full of self-guided

Dane Foreman, Jonas Barausse, Mark

and guided hiking trails and walking

Bellingan who runs an architectural

safaris, but if you’d like to do something

practice, and Cameron Finnie, an

a little extraordinary which marries

architect. They organise exceptional

wildlife and the environment to some

walking tours of specific areas of

soul-searching, sign up for a Wilderness

Durban, and they have two guiding

Leadership Trail. They’re run by the

principles: “It is only on foot that

Wilderness Leadership School, a globally

you truly plug in to a city. It provides

acclaimed non profit organisation, and

opportunities to stop, reflect, listen and

their trails, in particular for school

observe in a way that no other form

children, are literal game changers for

of transport allows. And it’ll always

so many. But there are trails for adults/

be free – no charge.” They believe

families too, which are unmissable - a

Durban is very different, “Many great

number of them run over a few days/

global cities are immediately striking,

nights at different parts of the province

glamorous, exciting or breathtakingly

(from St Lucia to Imfolozi/Hluhluwe

beautiful. In our opinion these kinds of

Game Reserve and other wilderness

cities, give themselves away too easily;

locations), designed for the ‘reasonably’

they reveal their secrets at first glance.

fit, mobile and healthy. Your trail

They are amazing yes, but often what

experience directly funds community

you see is what you get; often there

trails, training bursaries and community

is very little substance if you dig too

based projects, so it’s a double whammy

deep. Durban is not that kind of city.

in the feel-good department. These are

Durban will make you work to discover

once (or more) in a lifetime experiences,

her.”

which’ll have you coming back for more.

They formed BESETdurban to


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And then there are the Imfolozi trails – in Ezemvelo’s Imfolozi/Hluhluwe game reserve. Four or so trails of different lengths, some under the stars, others in tents or camps, some fully catered including your backpack...but all with the object of connecting to nature. You need to get to Imfolozi – about three hours from Durban – and the trails leave from Mpila camp. Once again, reasonable levels of fitness and health will enhance the experience – it’s no endurance test! Mountain bikers – you’ve come to the right place and pace. Increasingly, there

are

not

only

numerous

memorable annual races like Sani to C or the iSimangaliso MTB stage race, but mountain biking trails running throughout the province which take in amazing scenery, sugar cane farms, wilderness areas, even wildlife in game parks. Yes, you can take your mountain bike for a cruise along Durban’s promenade...but

you’re

going

to

thoroughly enjoy signing up for any one of the numerous challenges or trails which are on the calendar. Are you a paddler? Well, you may not be up for the renowned KwazuluNatal Duzi Canoe Marathon, but you

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can still paddle. From the Umgeni River to paddle skiers out at sea, there’s something for everybody who enjoys being waterborne. And if you’ve always fancied surfing but never dared, it’s never too late to learn. There are a number of surfing clubs strung along the Durban promenade – Durban Surf, Suncoast Pirates Surf Lifesaving Club, Marine Surf, Wave Wizards in Umhlanga, and more – and a number of teachers who’ll make sure you and/or your kids are standing and surfing Durban’s legendary waves in a weekend. Kwazulu Natal is renowned for scuba diving and snorkelling, and there are a number of scuba dive teachers, operators and world-class dive destination and wreck sites. Sodwana Bay is one of the world’s most popular dive sites, and you’ll find it around 500km north of Durban. This site is unique in that it is protected in every sense of the word; protected by our nature body, protected as part of a marine and coastal reserve, and protected and safe enough to launch with small waves in a big bay. There’s good accommodation in the vicinity, and tour operators who’ll organise it for you.

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Aliwal Shoal is a Marine Protected

Ranked amongst the top shark and

Area around 50km south of Durban,

game fish dives in the world, Protea

off the small town of Umkomaas on

Banks offers you a variety of sharks

the KZN south coast. It’s a 1,5km

and pelagics on almost every dive.

wide fossilised sandbank on the inner

Mabibi is located in north-eastern

edge of the Mozambique current, with

KwaZulu-Natal between Sodwana Bay

good visibility. It was named after the

and Kosi Bay (the southern Mozambican

Aliwal, a ship that sailed from London

border), where it forms part of the

in September 1849 and which was

Maputoland Coastal Forest Reserve.

nearly wrecked there. Aliwal Shoal

The coast on the north of Sodwana is

is situated approximately 5km from

situated in a World Heritage site – the

the Umkomaas beach, and offers a

Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve.

variety of dives, including open water,

With only two boats launching in this

advanced, shark and wreck diving.

area it is unspoiled and exclusive diving

There are two wrecks near the shoal,

with a variety of marine life.

namely the Produce and the Nebo.

Hot

air

ballooning...hiking

in

Protea Banks – a fossilised sand

the Drakensberg...flyfishing in the

dune reef - is found 7,5km straight out

KZN Midlands...the list of Get Up

to sea from the south coast town of

and Go activities in the beauty of

Shelly Beach, about 160km south of

Kwazulu Natal is limitless. You can hire

Durban. There are two distinct areas

the equipment – bikes, surfboards,

on which all the dive charters focus

scuba gear – and get out there.

– Southern and Northern Pinnacles.

No excuses.

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Contact: Walks: Tel: +27 (0)31 462 8642 Web: www.besetdurban.com Facebook: Beset Durban Hikes: Email: info@wildernessleadershipschool.co.za Web: www.wildernesstrails.org.za Web: www.kznwildlife.com/travelinformation/wilderness-trails/imfoloziwilderness-trail Mountain Biking suggestions: Web: www.kzncycling.co.za Web: www.karkloofmtbtrails.co.za Web: www.kznmtb.co.za Diving suggestions: Email: umkomaas@netactive.co.za Web: www.aliwalshoal.co.za Web: www.kznwildlife.co.za Web: www.cagesharkdive.com Web: www.aquaplanet.co.za Web: www.cfreaks.co.za Web: www.afridive.com


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A passion for Namibia... in pictures Ben McRae is a photographer based in Australia with a huge passion for Namibia. His pictures really do speak 1000 words Edited by Anne Schauffer Photographs by Ben McRae

Dune in Living Room: Photographers love Kolmanskopp, every room and doorway is an unearthed surprise. That is until some one walks through the rooms and leaves foot prints in the freshly created dunes. Most photographers focus on the sand filled doorways, but my focus is always on the powerpoint and light switches. There is something that give the image some scale and leaves the viewer wondering, how did the sad dune in the living room really come to be.

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B

en McCrae first visited Namibia

calling you back - I feel like I am stuck

months a year, where he seeks out

13 years ago and was instantly

in that vortex. No matter how many

new experiences and locations for his

by the landscapes, people

times I visit the Fish River Canyon,

ever-growing photographic portfolio.

and wildlife. It’s not that his home

or how many hours I spend staring

His journeys throughout Namibia

of Australia doesn’t offer wonderful

endlessly at Epupa Falls, I know I’ll

have also lead to him developing a

experiences

but

be back here, leaning against the same

close connection with a Himba family

rather that Namibia was so raw to

rock, and will spend hours staring at

in the north of the Kunene Region. This

him, and then, still so unknown.

the beauty that Namibia holds.”

relationship was born out of strange

taken

and

cultures,

On reflection, he considers Namibia

Ben’s passion for Africa arose from

circumstances and tragedy, but it has

the greatest country in Africa: “There

his Zimbabwean-born mother’s love

now blossomed into a relationship

is no other country that offers so

of her country. His family are still

of great mutual respect. Ben visits

much

contrast,

spread around southern Africa and this

this family on an annual basis where

such wealth in its landscapes and

opened the door to him to visit Africa

he then spends at least three weeks

wildlife – for me, there’s no other

on a regular basis. It was during these

living in the village. Ben says the time

country as iconic as Namibia.

visits that his interest in photography

in the village grounds him, and gives

“From the vast plains of Etosha

grew, but it was only when he visited

him time to reflect on his own life

to the towering dunes of Sossuvlei,

Namibia that he really found a focus

and values. It also allows him to gain

nowhere else creates that instant

and drive to capture the country in its

a better understanding of the Himba’s

connection with everyone who visits.

varied forms. This passion for Namibia

lives and culture, and a bank of new

Something stays inside you and keeps

still sees him returning for at least four

imagery which reflects that.

diversity

and

Contact: Web: www.benmcraephotography.com or his daily posts on Instagram - benmcraephotography. Each day Ben shares an image of Namibia along with a story of how the image came to be or an interesting tale he has picked up somewhere along his travels.

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Herero Ladies: On the banks of the Ugab River in Damaraland some entrepreneurial Herero ladies have set up a stall. The ladies realised that travellers always stop on the bridge in search of the Desert Eles, so the women started selling replica dolls to passing travellers. The women are always happy to pose for a picture for anyone who puts a smile on their face by purchasing one of the colourful dolls.

Namibia Wild Horses: The Wild Horses ant Garub can often be seen on the open plains. They tend to come for a drink mid morning but this day they were visible from the road in the morning light. Pulling over and sitting by the road, the horses began to approach. Maybe they though we had food, but the milled around as a group before moving onto the man made water hole that is their only source of water for miles around.

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Kolmanskopp Star Burst: you really have to appreciate the grand buildings of Kolmanskopp from the exterior. Their architecture is is awe inspiring. These grand old houses sit in the barren desert and really leave you questioning if those miners, and if the subsequent community really saw the whole village and idea planning out for as long as it did.

Bushman Hunting: North of Tsumkwe the Ju/’Koansi San have a living museum that brings travellers to the area. The living museum is a great concept that not only show cases the San’s culture and traditions but shows how diverse than fat surrounding landscape is. During a visit you can go with on a bush walk to see how the Ju/’Koansi San used to live off the lands, during one such walk !Amace Niaici demonstrated how he can silently approach a target and have a poisoned arrow in its rump before the animal even knew he was there.

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Flamingos and Walvis Bay: There is not a better place in Africa to view greater and lesser flamingos that on Walvis Bays prominade. Here both species forage for food only meters from those walking, cycling and jogging by. It is also a great spot to sit in your car and have a bit of lunch while watching the flamingos’ feed in synchronised circular motions.

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Epupa Falls: In my opinion there is not a better sight in all of Namibia than the Epupa falls. The falls itself is a stark contrast to the rest of the country and the best way to appreciate it is to sit down and take in the details. Sunrise is the best time for this as the morning light fills all of the gorges and illuminates the spray that is created by the many cascades that make up the mighty Epupa Falls.

Fish Rver Canyon: Fish river canyon really is the jewel in the south of Namibia. Being further south it does get missed by a number of travellers as in theory it is just a big hole in the ground. It is only when you are perched upon its rim that you really appreciate the wonder that is the Fish River Canyon and the Fish River. For Millenia the river has been working away at creating this spectacle that will leave you sitting and looking at its details for hours on end.

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Spitzkoppe Rock Arch: There is no better place in the world to marvel at the Milky Way between May and August each year than from the dusty plains of Namibia. One of my favourite locations to photograph the band of lights is at the Spitzkoppe. Her my friends Sipho takes a closer inspection of the rock arch, adding a nice sense of scale to the universe above.

Impossible Tree: Namibia tends to make you slow down and appreciate the finer details of that landscape. With so many open arid expanses, there is plenty of time to appreciate its impossible details. Here a tree grows from the crack in a granite outcrop. it is not only an impossible sight but one that is perfectly positioned for a great image of the Milky way.

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Epupa Falls Under Milky Way: After spending so much time capturing the Epupa Falls. I began wondering about new vantage points and views. I really had to climb into the belly of the beast for this image, but the idea of a striking waterfall under the evening lights made the climb a bet worth taking. Having captured the image I had in my mind made the climb out a lot easier

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Go Green for Namibia’s people, endemic species and habitats One of the major challenges for the 21st century is achieving sustainable development in the face of competition for limited resources,coupled with the pressures of a growing global population. It has been well documented that the rate at which we are using our natural resources has far outweighted our planets ability to regenerate them.

Photo credit: Namibian Dolphin Project - Heaviside’s dolphins socialising in Shearwater Bay, Lßderitz

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Photo credit: Brown Hyena Research Project - “Brown hyena along the coast”

Photo credit: Giraffe Conservation Foundation - “Giraffe and her two calves”

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therefore

an

absolute

imperative

to sustain the commitments made towards

environmental

conservation

and protection. 16 years ago, Nedbank Namibia had come to perceive that environmental conservation was no longer a choice. It was a responsibility – one that we take very seriously. So Nedbank, together with

Namibia

Nature

Foundation,

founded the Go Green Fund in 2001, that complements the corporate social investment programme of the bank. The fund supports individuals and organisations that are working actively towards a more sustainable future for Namibia’s people, endemic species and habitats. The importance of the unique Go Green Fund is becoming even more pronounced as a contributor to the triple bottom-line effect. Implemented in partnership with the Namibia Nature Foundation, our Go Green Fund is aimed at supporting Photo credit: Denis Tweddle - “Fisherman landing daily catch from Lake Liambezi, cichilds in front and catfish in rear of his mokoro (dugout canoe)

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individuals and organisations working towards a more sustainable future. It supports the conservation, protection and

amibia’s exceptional efforts at

The role of the private sector and

wise management of Namibian habitats

protecting its natural habitats

government are both vital in providing a

and indigenous plant and animal species.

have received worldwide acclaim and

long-term grants mechanism to support

the country has played a gracious

conservation

Nedbank

of natural resources, enhances the

host to a number of prestigious

Namibia, we appreciate that funding

understanding of indigenous species and

global environmental summits over

is

that

natural ecosystems, and disseminates

the past few years.

Government can only do a restricted

information on environmental issues and

amount

work.

parameters among communities. Taking

Funding from the private sector is

into consideration the safeguarding of

This

acclaim

has

underscored

Namibia’s reputation as being amongst

often

efforts.

very of

At

limited

and

environmental

It

promotes

the

sustainable

the leading countries on the continent with regard to wildlife conservation and environmental protection. In fact, our country has made the concept of sustainable development the cornerstone on which to base environmental work. It has endorsed this approach in our National Constitution and committed itself

internationally

in our future.

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in

investing

Photo credit: Rachel du Raan - “Khomas Environmental Education Programme giving pupils environmental lessons in the bush”

use


the Five of t of ecen most r bank d 40 Ne Fund en Go Gre ives initiat

KATIMA MULILO OMUSATI Boabab research UNAM Masters Student conducted research on tree abundance, structure and uses of Baobab populations in the Omusati region. Faith Chambara rutendomunyebvu@yahoo.com

Community Conservation Fisheries Project The project worked towards developing a management system, to enable the community to fish more sustainably and also looked at the potential for offshore fishing. Richard Peel richpeel1@gmail.com

ACROSS NAMIBIA Namibia Giraffe Conservation Status Assessment Project The project undertook the firstever countrywide assessment of the conservation status of giraffe species. Giraffe Conservation Foundation info@giraffeconservation.org

WALVIS BAY Namibian Dolphin Project The results of the survey conducted by the Namibian Dolphin Project in conjunction with Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, represent the first systematic combined visual & acoustic surveys for cetaceans in Namibian waters. Namibian Dolphin Project nam.dolphin.project@gmail.com

LUDERITZ Brown Hyena Project The project conducted a study on the human wildlife conflict issues on commercial farm land boarding Sperrgebiet & Namib-Naukluft National Park. Information collected contributes to understanding of human wildlife conflict in one of Namibia’s most unique biomes. Dr. Ingrid Wiesel strandwolf@iway.na

HOW NEDBANK CLIENTS AND THE GO GREEN FUND ARE CHANGING NAMIBIA! Nedbank understands that, by supporting conservation programs such as the ones sponsored through our vehicle and home loan products, we are ensuring that natural assets can deliver their full economic, social and environmental potential. The partnership between Nedbank and our Go Green Fund managing partner - Namibia Nature Foundation, serves as a good example of how civil society and the private sector can work together to make a meaningful contribution to conservation efforts in Namibia. Through our Go Green Fund we are increasing public awareness and the case for conserving our precious resources for future generations.

For more information on The Go Green Fund or how you can apply for funding send an email to Namibia Nature Foundation - NNF1@nnf.org.na

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Photo Credit: Faith Munyebvu-Chambara “Baobab Tree”

The partnership between Nedbank and our Go Green Fund managing partner - Namibia Nature Foundation, serves as a good example of how civil society and the private sector can work together to make a meaningful contribution

to

conservation

efforts

in Namibia Looking forward, in words echoed by our implementing partner NNF.

Photo credit: Ruben Ulbrich - “A team of MSc Students and Unam Lecturers in Outapi Constituency (Omusati Region) assessing a baobab

We look towards a stronger partnership between Nedbank and Namibia Nature

larger ecosystems, such as the support

the Go Green Fund has disbursed

Foundation,

greater

innovation

and

that was given to the Conservation

funds to a host of deserving projects

involvement of our communities: we hope

Fisheries Project in Katima Mulio, the

and initiatives.

to forge linkages with other environmental

fund made a significant contribution

Nedbank

by

funds and our tertiary institutions to

towards the wealth and wellbeing of

supporting conservation programs such

create synergies to benefit conservation

local communities who rely heavily on

as the ones sponsored through our

and ultimately sustain and improve our

the countries major inland fisheries.

vehicle and home loan products that we

lives and those of generations to come.

are indirectly ensuring that natural assets

Across Namibia, for Namibia, Go Green is

can deliver their full economic, social

in action – all thanks to the loyal support

and environmental potential.

of our valued clients.

Already considered a pioneering initiative

and

Namibia’s

corporate

torchbearer for environmental protection,

understands

that

The Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF), founded in 1987, is one of the largest non-governmental organisations (NGO) targeting conservation and sustainable development in Namibia. The primary aims of the NNF are to promote sustainable development, the conservation of biological diversity and natural ecosystems, and the wise and ethical use of natural resources for the benefit of all Namibians, both present and future. Web: www.nnf.org.na

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For more information on the Nedbank Namibia Go Green Fund contact : Jacky Tjivikua, Nedbank Go Green Fund, CSI and Sponsorship Manager Tel: +264 61 2952121 Email: jackytj@nedbank.com.na


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When humans meet elephant Human-animal conflict is a constant. EHRA – Elephant Human Relations Aid – is a Namibian NGO founded in 2001, which provides practical conflict solutions using numerous strategies, with fund- and interest raised via volunteering, family volunteering...and, for the bravehearts, their forthcoming Desert Trek. Who’s in?

Edited by: Anne Schauffer Photographs supplied by: EHRA

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onflict between elephants and

Build a wall

humans exists wherever they

EHRA builds sturdy stone walls around

need to share resources, and where

water

there’s a lack of knowledge of the

human conflict on farms and within

mechanisms behind co-existence. In

communities. Volunteers worldwide

Namibia’s Kunene Region, conflict

contribute to elephant conservation by

centres largely around water.

being the manpower and funding for

During the war, elephants moved north for safety, only returning to the

points

to

reduce

elephant-

the project. Teams build walls every other week, 11 months of the year.

Ugab River in the mid-1990s. New

EHRA builds walls free of charge for

residents after independence weren’t

communal farmers, who can request

familiar with elephants, and didn’t

application forms from EHRA, Ministry

know how to live with them. Local

of Environment and Tourism (MET),

people often store water or seed pods

and Rural Water Supply offices.

inside traditional houses - elephants can smell this and will break in. Elephants

distinguish

EHRA tracks and monitors the desert-

between natural and man-made water

dwelling elephants of the southern

points such as dams at farmsteads.

Kunene and northern Erongo regions.

They smell water, and will pull up

The organisation believes that gathering

pipes, break water pumps, and put

accurate data on elephant numbers

their

tanks

and movements, having the ability to

trying to access water if it is not

identify each elephant, and knowledge

readily available.

of individual elephant personalities,

tusks

don’t

Elephant movement and identification

through

water

One of EHRA’s key strategies is protection of water points.

are paramount to effective elephant conservation and management.

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EHRA checks on elephant movements to keep track of which farms and water installations

are

frequently

visited

by elephants. The team also records elephant numbers, including any deaths, births

or

conflict

incidents. These

reports are then sent to the MET offices, conservancies and other NGOs.

School partnership EHRA leaders teach children and staff at the Gariseb Primary School about all aspects of elephants. EHRA partners with schools in the UK to provide renovation assistance. Gariseb now boasts a computer room, library, playground and kindergarten as well as renovated classrooms, dormitories and ablution blocks. Other schools can request to join the programme!

Peace seminars PEACE seminars help people to live with their elephant neighbours and to decrease conflict through education, raising

awareness,

and

promoting

ventures to enhance livelihoods. The seminar is a two to three day course, partly ‘classroom’, partly in the field. An

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additional day provides skills for tour

The itinerary is a little different –

guides, Conservancy Game Guards and

more child-friendly – than the normal

MET staff, including tracking, elephant

volunteer project. The building project

ID, aging and sexing individuals.

is based at the partner

school,

A.Gariseb Primary School in Anixab

Volunteering and family volunteering project

village, and the project work is tailored

There are a number of different

of ‘community’ remains, with families

volunteering

EHRA,

taking it in turn to be on ‘kitchen

in particular as individuals or a few

duty’, cooking over the fire for other

friends, or as a family.

members of the group. The project is

options

with

to suit the whole family. EHRA’s ethos

EHRA’s first family volunteering

led by Hendrick Munembome, EHRA’s

projects were such huge successes that

head tracker and community liaisons

it’s being repeated. EHRA is welcoming

manager. He’s been with EHRA for the

families again for 2017. The dates set

last 7 years, is also a registered tour guide

are July 31 to August 9th, 2017.

and has all his first aid qualifications – he has so many fascinating stories to tell about his life, is a brilliant communicator and elephant expert. The Family Volunteering project is partly spent at the camp on the banks of Ugab River, close to the school: the other days are spent out on patrol. The school is an integral part of EHRA’S anti-conflict work. All the children who attend and board at the school live on farms where elephants roam. This new generation of children needs to grow up empowered with the skills and knowledge to live with elephants, something that, due to poaching is lacking in their parents. The Family Volunteering group will repaint the dormitory or classrooms. There will be a chance to participate in lessons and interact with the pupils after school hours with sports and crafts. On each patrol we have a different aim: at the time of writing our current focus is two-fold: one is to have a presence in the area where elephants are under threat and check that all herds are together and without injuries, and secondly we need to start compiling identification files of ‘new’ herds of elephants in the northern reaches

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From there it swings west to Klein GaiAis, from where it turns south to end at the Ugab River. Total distance is a measured 141 kilometers. Funds raised will be used to fund The PEACE project which provides workshops and training on elephant behaviour to local communities. These funds may also be used to improve EHRA’s elephant ID database and mapping data. EHRA says, “Through committing to this challenge you will be helping to protect the lives of the desert elephants and their neighbouring Namibians. In return we promise you a week you will remember for the rest of your life.”

of our area, as these elephants are

Ehra desert trek

causing a lot of damage to farms. On

From September 30th, to October 6th,

each patrol we also spend a lot of time

strap on your walking shoes and join

speaking to farmers and communities

in the EHRA 7 day trek through one

and chance will be given to the group

of the last wilderness areas in the

to interact with local people.

world…with the chance to track the

When the group has completed

elusive desert elephants.

their task at the school, everybody

The route starts at The Brandberg

packs the patrol vehicles and heads

White Lady lodge (used to be called

out early on patrol. During that

Ugab wilderness camp) at the foothills

week, everybody sleeps under the

of the Brandberg and leads in a north-

stars, without a tent – it’s an amazing

westerly direction into the sand dunes,

experience for all!

and further towards Doros Crater.

Elephants: • Can walk up to 70 km at night • Appear smaller in body size and have bigger feet than other elephants • There are only two populations of desert dwelling elephants worldwide (Namibia and Mali) • They are adapted to the desert’s dry conditions • They dig holes in river beds to access water • They can survive without drinking water for several days.

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Contact: Elephant-Human Relations Aid (EHRA) - Reg no 21/2003/630

Box 2146 Swakopmund, Namibia Tel: +264 (0)64 402501 Email: info@desertelephant.org Rachel@desertelephant.org Web: www.desertelephant.org


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Our journey with EHRA Vera Galot, 51, and partner, Jean-Pierre, 56, came out to Damaraland in Namibia and joined EHRA’s volunteering programme in May 2016. This is their story.

W

e both work full-time, Jean

looked at our photographs what was

Pierre

going on in Africa and Asia, and why

in

a

warehouse,

myself in an office. We always spent

the elephants are killed there.

our holidays in Provence - we love

In August 2015, I went to Munich for

the ocean, limestone mountains, the

Global Elephants Day. The people of

pines, and the smell of the herbs in

REA e.V. ( Rettet die Elefanten Afrikas

this region.

= Save the African Elephants, registered

Our flat has a balcony, and there,

association) had an information stand.

live our five Greek turtles. They are

We had a microphone, and every half

seven to thirty years old. We cannot

hour, we put on a play on how and

really explain it, but the hind legs of

why the elephants were being killed,

the turtles remind us of the legs of the

and what will happen to the orphans/

elephants. Maybe that’s why we love

babies. So many people stopped and

elephants, I don’t know.

watched the action, and some donated

Several years ago there was a documentary on TV about the David

money. REA e.V. supports the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT). We

After this day spent in Munich, I

decided to ‘adopt’ 2 orphans, and

knew I needed to journey to Africa

each month we received a newsletter

to see the elephants in their natural

describing what was happening to

habitat, living free, without fences. I

“our” two elephants. I signed up

told Jean-Pierre, and he suggested we

on Facebook to keep abreast of the

go to Africa for my 50th birthday in

news, and I began to search for other

2015. But where to go, which country

“elephant-related

found

in Africa, self-drive or with a group?

many. There’s so much news, good

It would be our first time in Africa, so

and bad, but as it’s not helpful to bury

we trawled through numerous holiday

your head in the sand, I became more

catalogues. We finally chose a guided

active. In 2014, I travelled to Düsseldorf

tour of Namibia, and we loved it! The

to take part in the Global March for

country has so many different places

Elephants and Rhinos - we walked

to be explored, and we saw many of

along the main road, and stood for five

them. Our guide explained everything

minutes of silence in the middle of the

in German, so Jean-Pierre (who doesn’t

shopping area. We told people who

speak English) was very comfortable.

pages”:

I

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It was on this holiday that I decided

The program of EHRA is different

points or solar panels; in return, the

to book two weeks with EHRA. I had

from others. There is no “animal petting

elephants get a safe water point and

fallen in love with Namibia, just as we

and cuddling”. Don’t misunderstand,

are not chased away from the farms.

had previously with Provence. At the

there must be places for orphaned

It was great to be with EHRA. We

end of November 2015, I told Jean-

animals, but there they live as normally

were a group of ten volunteers with

Pierre I was going to book, and he

as possible, so it’s easier for them to

six German speakers, two French, two

said: “I’ll come with you.”

return to their natural habitats.

African and nine English, so there was

We’d never thought about volunteering

EHRA helps the local people as

no difficulty for Jean-Pierre to talk with

before. It’s a good way to give something

much as the desert elephants. We

the group. Either we talked German or

back to nature, animals, people and earth.

built the walls to protect their water

a mix of German-English-French. As there were many men in our group, they were often off collecting sand and big stones. We, the women, collected small stones to fill in between the big ones, mixed the cement and built the wall. It was great, so-called foreigners working together as a team. Everybody did his or her job, nobody said “No, I won’t do this”. Even on Sunday, everybody did a little job at the base camp. I would say we became friends and for two weeks, we were family. Maybe we’ll see each other again at EHRA in one of the years to come? The most impressive experience for me was to see the Milky Way and the

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trillions of stars. It was wonderful to sleep under the open sky in a bedroll, to watch those stars and in the morning to see the sunrise. When we left our working camp or the camps at patrol week, nobody would ever know we had been there. There was nothing left, no paper, no rubbish, nothing. Even the campfire or the compost hole was invisible, covered with sand.

One could

only see some of our footprints or tyre prints. Going back to Swakopmund the last day I realized that there was no rubbish place at the base camp either. We took with us all the waste and brought it to a recycling station in Swakopmund. That’s the reason why there are different dust bins at the camp: glass, plastic, metal, paper and bio. Paper for the fire and bio for the compost stayed at the camp, the rest we took with us. There were tough moments. JeanPierre was most affected by the dead elephant we came across. He died for nothing, he was not killed for his tusks, his ivory. That’s why EHRA is so important – the education of the people for their own protection and that of the elephants. But before seeing him/her, JeanPierre was very happy to see the elephants camp:

coming

Mama

into

Afrika’s

the

base

herd,

one

behind the other, they came to get a drink, doing a little mischief at Chris’ dome and walking away. Jean-Pierre was so touched he nearly forgot to take some photos. And he loved to see them again in the afternoon, again walking one behind the other in the Ugab river bed, the small ones playing with their trunks.

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We’ve

already

convinced

our

employers that we need a block of 4 weeks holiday. We will be back with EHRA in September and October this year. And we’ll join the Fundraising Trek! For this I set up two pages. The first is at Facebook: Jean-Pierre & Vera trecken “für die Wüstenelefanten

Namibias.”

It’s

here that I share with my Facebook friends everything about the PEACEProject of EHRA and how they could support us.

If you want to see elephants in

– mainly so we could show our friends

their natural environment, volunteer

what we have seen and done. They

On this page, there is also a

with EHRA. You will see other animals

were all pretty impressed that we’d

link to the second page set up for

as well, but for sure you will see

gone on holiday…yet we had worked

donations: www.leetchi.com/c/pool-

the elephants. You’ll also make new

during our holiday. It’s not usual.

v o n - p e a c e - p r o j e k t - v o n - e l e p ha n t -

friends from all over the world. Don’t

At first Jean-Pierre had not been sure

forget your camera and some extra

he’d come with me. The result? On the

storage batteries.

last afternoon at base camp he told me

We loved this journey together.

we would not return to Provence for

Back home, we created a photobook

next year’s holiday. OK, what will we

about our stay with EHRA - written

do instead? We’ll come back to EHRA

like a diary interspersed with photos

for four weeks next year.

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Sharing Namibia’s stories: Powered by Gondwana

Remembering a king In the far north, a centenary commemoration pays tribute to a hero and celebrates a vibrant and democratic Namibia...

King Mandume Ya Ndemufayo

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President Dr Hage Geingob and Oukwanyama’s Queen Nelumbu at the centenary celebrations.

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The northern regions in the rainy season.

was even more inspiring this year as crowds gathered in the scorching heat at Omhedi, near the Angolan border, to attend the commemoration to King Mandume Ya Ndemufayo in one of the most important reconcilia-tory and commemorative events of the last century. Hosted by Oukwanyama’s Queen Nelumbu, it was a colourful occasion attended by kings and queens from the eight Owambo groups, traditional

T

authorities with their entourages, ravelling in the Owambo regions

of makalani palm trees rustling in the

government dignitaries, opposition

during the rainy season is special

wind against a deep blue or stormy sky.

leaders and thousands of people from

beyond words. At no other time is the

The northern strip of the country,

different cultural groups, who gathered

water from the Cuvelai catchment area so

home to Namibia’s largest ethnic

in an exemplary demonstration of unity

apparent as it drains from the Angolan

group, was once the hub of the fight for

to pay tribute to a king.

highlands. Oshanas fill up with water

freedom and has enormous historical

and the thirsty earth drinks gratefully

significance.

tourism

when he ascended to the throne in

and turns a fresh sap green. It is how

potential has yet to be unlocked,

1911 at the tender age of 17 in an era

I always visualise the north: myriad

travellers are slowly discovering the

of turmoil and strife. The Oukwan-

seasonal ponds, people fishing with

loop across the northern regions to

yama kingdom had been sliced in two by

cone-shaped woven traps and gatherings

be culturally rich and rewarding. It

borders drawn up by European powers

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Although

its

King Mandume was just an adolescent


and the young Mandume inherited a legacy of war with the Portuguese in Angola where three quarters of the Oukwanyama people lived. Conflict with the Union of South Africa soldiers who occupied German South West Africa in World War One exacerbated matters, as did years of drought. The legendary king made his mark by uniting his people in difficult circumstances, restoring local leadership, implementing more liberal systems and making a stand against colonialism, paving the way for the freedom struggle that ushered in the New Namibia. He is remembered for refusing to pay taxes to colonials, keeping his people

Just six years into his reign, he

economically independent, and for his

fought his final battle against Union

strong value system and reforms, which

soldiers on 6 February 1917. According

granted protection for women and

to Oukwanyama oral tradition, King

upheld the rights of the poor.

Mandume is believed to have gallantly

Young Owambo girls enlivening the day with song and dance.

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President Dr Hage Geingob, founding father Dr Sam Nujoma, Queen Nelumbu and former president Dr Hifikepunye Pohamba at the recently unveiled statue of Mandume.

taken his own life, rather than fall

father Sam Nujoma, former president

unifying message held real value. Here,

into enemy hands, ending his short

Hifikepunye Pohamba and current

in a relatively humble African celebration

period of sovereignty with aplomb.

president Hage Geingob - flanked

near a simple royal homestead, integrity

His corpse is said to have been split

the statue of the Namibian hero. The

and unity was paramount.

between the colonial powers, his body

unveiling was complemented by the

The Namibian monument and the

taken into Angola and his head buried

wise words of President Geingob, who

hot, dusty ceremony, accentuated by the

at the Owambo Campaign Memorial in

welcomed Namibians from all ethnic

bright bursts of colourful attire and the

Windhoek. The Oukwanyama kingdom

groups and emphasised the country’s

traditional dances of young Owambo

would only be reunited and recognised

core national values - unity, peace,

girls, brought home the importance of

again after independence in 1990.

stability, reconciliation and economic

acknowledging your past, but moving

A hundred years later, at the

equality – as the cornerstones of

forward in a positive direction.

Oukwanyama Square in Omhedi,

democracy. He stressed the virtues of

Northern Namibia has moved full

history was made at the centenary

inclusivity, where people come together

circle. And, like the return of the rainy

commemoration when a white cloth was

as one to partake in each other’s events,

season with its bounty and blessings,

lifted from the shrouded monument,

making regional events, national.

peace has resumed. ‘Swords have been

revealing a bust of the late king.

In a world that appeared to be

turned into ploughshares and fields that

Cameras clicked and flashed as the three

forgetting morality and respect for other

once were the battlefields for justice and

Namibian presidents - founding

cultures and falling into disarray, the

freedom are now bursting with crops’.

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The wheel story: JAMES SIDDALL on what's happening in the wonderful world of wheels... Ferrari flyer When Ferrari speaks of their “fastest production car yet,” we're inclined to sit up and pay attention. Thus the men (and women) from Maranello have kicked off the company's 70th anniversary with the unveiling of the 812 Superfast – a name that pretty much says it all. With its 6.5-litre V12, this Maranello missile is good for some 588kW, while it's rather commendable that since its founding, Ferrari today remains the only manufacturer to have produced V12s during the entire period. Powered by that new V12, the 812 Superfast is the benchmark in the mid-front- engined sports car segment, achieving its maximum

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power output at 8 500 rpm, which ensures the kind of thrilling top-end performance that is the exclusive characteristic of Ferrari’s V12s. Maximum torque is 718Nm at 7 000rpm, a significant eighty percent of which is already available at 3 500rpm, improving driveability and pick-up at low revs. And along with its highly innovative design and aero package the 812 Superfast is also the first Ferrari to introduce Electric Power Steering to help fully exploit the car's performance. But best of all, this machine should be available in our part of the world in the first quarter of 2018. We're counting the days until then...

Turning heads like chopper rotors One of the most explosive vehicle segments in terms of growth is the crossover/compact SUV one. And competition is fierce, with seemingly every second manufacturer fielding an entrant or two. Just take a look around, say, shopping-mall parking lots and you'll spot whole fleets of these machines. But to get straight down to brass tacks, if you're shopping in this segment you have to – we insist! – look at the allnew, rather funky Toyota CH-R. Even my motoring journalist colleagues, who frankly can sometimes bend towards cynicism, notably when talking among themselves, were almost universally taken with the CH-R.


New Models round up And so was I. So why is it so good? Well, the CH-R is unashamedly pitched at millennials between the ages of about 18 and 35, but that sharp-edged swoopy styling is going to appeal to a way wider demographic, and I can't remember driving a Toyota that turned this many heads. I think the picture elsewhere on this page speaks well, so I'm not going to harp on the styling, with its “diamond theme,” too much. The cabin, meanwhile, is airy and edgy, and everything is crisp and quality, with high equipment levels, including an audio touchscreen. You can also figure on an electric parking brake, hill assist control function, twin airbags, vehicle stability control (VSC) and – on top-

spec Plus models – dual-zone climate control, auto lights and wipers, 17-inch alloys, and cruise control. Plus the sound system uses touchscreen technology, and is geared for USB, iPod, iPhone, Bluetooth, and CD/ DVD. The little Toyota's heartbeat comes courtesy of a 1.2-litre turbopetrol making an entirely adequate 85kW and 185Nm between 1 500 and 4 000rpm. Expect it to bustle from rest to 100km/h in 10.9 seconds, topping out at 190km/h. In an age of lurid performance figures that might not seem too wild, but in practise it makes for adequately brisk progress. Claimed fuel consumption is 6.3 litres per 100km on the manual models, and 6.4 litres on the CVT version. That takes us to transmissions. You can have your

CH-R with a six-speed manual or a selfshifting CVT, and while normally I'm a little reluctant to recommend the latter as they can have their drawbacks, the CVT in this Toyota is excellent. One of the better if not the best of the breed I've encountered, in fact, which is why it's the version I'd recommend over the manual. On the move, the CH-R is an agile, entertaining little thing, yet its ride quality is pliant and absorbing over poxy road surfaces. Power is to the front wheels only, meaning that while it's most certainly not an off-road tool, it should be fine on the occasional country track. Limited stocks are available, and these little CH-Rs – which size-wise sit below the Toyota RAV – are going to positively levitate out of showrooms.

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Diesel delights When VW's all-new Tiguan hit the market last year, it was better received than a truckload of sweeties at a kid's birthday party. And in every single aspect – from its sharp styling to brilliant build quality – it proved superb. Just one thing was missing: diesel engines, with the car initially being available only with two 1.4 TSI engines (92kW and 110kW). Well, that's just been solved with the addition of three 2.0 TDI motors with power outputs that range from 81kw to 130kW, while the rangetopper is the turbopetrol 2.0 TSI petrol. But that's not all, folks! The high powered engines, 2.0 TDI with 105kW, 2.0 TDI with 130kW, and the petrol-driven 2.0 TSI with 162kW, are offered with the improved 4MOTION all-wheel system. And the well-proved 4MOTION set-up significantly enhances the Tiggy's

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off-road capabilities, constantly monitors driving conditions, and reacts to the slightest wheel slip, delivering extra traction to the wheels with the most grip. All this happens in milliseconds through control units linked to the car’s dynamic sensors, engine management system, and gearbox. At the heart of the system is an inter-axle differential – a fifth generation Haldex coupling – which shares power between the front and rear axle, sending it where it’s most needed. At the same time, the smaller differences in rotational speed when cornering or maneuvering have to be balanced to stop torsional stresses in the drive train. The differential is designed to work with the car’s other active safety systems such as the anti-lock braking system (ABS), and the electronic stability programme (ESP).

The ground clearance of all Tiguan 4MOTION versions is 10 mm higher (201 mm instead of 191 mm), plus the Tiguan can be ordered with an “Offroad” package with a special off-road front end that provides an approach angle of 25.6 degrees instead of the usual 18.3 degrees. The departure angle at the rear is 24.7 degrees for all versions, while the ramp angle is 20 degrees. And regardless of whether the vehicle has an on-road or off-road front-end design, the new Tiguan is engineered for large trailer loads of up to 2 200 kgs. And we hardly need add that quality, durability, and standard equipment levels are all through the roof on the Tiguan. We look forward to soon bringing you a full roadtest on one of these new additions to the Tiguan range...

A tough little frenchman There's a new Renault Sandero out. And just like the outgoing Sandero, which was a huge sales success, the new one promises to emulate this – and then some. Now we expect to road test a version soon, so we'll just whet your appetites by saying that the flagship of the range is the New Stepway Dynamique 66kW Turbo, followed by the mid-level New Stepway Expression 66kW Turbo, and the entrylevel New Sandero Expression 66kW Turbo variants . Styling inside and out has been nicely breathed on, and Renault says it offers best-in-class safety with front airbags, and an alphabet soup of standard life-saving acronyms including ABS, EBD, EBA , ESP, ASR, and HSA. And if you can't decipher them all, don't worry too much – all these systems function seamlessly to help keep you, your loves ones, and the car on the road. To top it, the new Stepway Dynamique (that's the halo model) offers front side airbags, cruise control, rear park assist, onboard computer, and a seven-inch touchscreen navigation system.


accounts, but a wonderful end result and a deserving winner of the 2016 Production Car Design of the Year.” But do you know what's the best news of all? This award-garnering Lexus LC 500 is set to go on sale in our part of the world in the second quarter of 2017...

Ballad for the Ballade

A coupe scoop! Right from the word “go” we maintained that the Lexus LC luxury coupe was smoking hot. Now in confirmation of this it has been named 2016's Production Car Design of the Year. And this is no lightweight award. Nope, the honour was bestowed by a 20-strong judging panel featuring some of the world's top car designers. The peerreviewed award was presented at a gala

concept faithfully translated into the beautiful LC production car with so little compromise. This is a rare thing in the automotive industry and should be celebrated. “Our esteemed but hard-to-please professional car design judging panel clearly agreed, giving plaudits to the curvaceous coupe for its daring surfacing, unforgettable face and unique character. It was a tough project to execute, by all

Aaah, the Honda Ballade sedan! I learnt to drive in my late mom's canaryyellow 1983 model, that boxy, bulletproof first-generation Ballade, versions of which we still occasionally see in daily service. My mom's own car lasted about 34 years in excellent mechanical shape before the old tin-worm (we were living near the sea at the time) won. Cut to today, and it's good see that the current Ballade a car that's evolved and improved almost impossibly from the original – has had a series of updates. Just some of these number daytime running lights across the range, redesigned front and rear bumpers, and an interior that has been taken a little more upmarket with updated surfaces, and finishes. Plus the Executive version is now fitted with fully automatic airconditioning, and leather seats and is also equipped with a smart keyless entry system and engine start/stop button. For enhanced child safety, ISOFIX child seat tethers are now fitted across all Ballade models. Nice, Honda. And again we'll tell you more about this machine once we've spent some time road testing it...

ceremony in Geneva, and is featured in the Car Design Review 4 yearbook. Previously, the Lexus LF-LC – which directly inspired the production of the LC 500 – was named the Detroit Motor Show’s best new concept car design some five years ago. And last year, the Lexus LC 500 captured top honours for the best-designed production car and the best interior at the 10th annual EyesOn Design awards at the 2016 Detroit Motor Show. Car Design Review 4's editor Guy Bird says: “It was great to see the fantastic LF-LC

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High five! The Business Athlete. When BMW dubs the new, seventh-generation Five Series Sedan thus, they're not indulging in hyperbole or marketing hype. By: James Siddall

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his I can personally assure you. On the recent media launch, held in George, in the Western Cape, we had the opportunity to hustle, and hustle hard, these Beamers along mountain passes and tight torturous twisties. And do you know what? From the entry-level 520d up, these machines turned in handling and performance that was not just superb for a mid-sized executive sedan, but comparable to what you might expect from certain sportscars. Yet at the same time the new 5 Series is capable of doing everything from dispatching long intercity distances to taking on urban commuting – all with polish and poise. All with the Sheer

Driving Pleasure that this Bavarian marque is so renowned for. Just part of the new car's agility lies in the fact that it's up to 100kg lighter than its predecessor thanks to the increased use of aluminium and high-strength steels. All of which is aided and abetted by the low centre of gravity, perfect weight distribution, and exceptional torsional rigidity, while its wind-cheating aerodynamics set the benchmark in its class. Now we could feasibly fill this entire magazine with details and intricacies of this car. So instead we'll just focus on the highlights, including the fact that the 5 Series is now in the best shape of its life. Indeed, and to my slight disbelief, in testament to the transient nature of time, it's been 21 years since I first went on a 5 Series launch, with the previous six generations of this car having sold about 7.9 million units globally. And in the process this vehicle has become

something of an icon and a cultural landmark. In its latest incarnation this is a striking, athletic machine from its standard LED headlights to its long bonnet and short overhangs, and even parked it looks ready to pounce if you'll pardon the clichĂŠ. It's also a little larger than the outgoing car at 36mm longer, 6mm wider, and 2mm taller, while the wheelbase is up by 7mm. This means yet more interior space, and it's especially capacious in the back. Soon, it seems, a 5 Series will be the size of a 7 Series, and a 3 Series the size of a 5 Series. The drag coefficient is also improved by some 10 percent, and this large car cuts through the atmosphere silently and decisively, while there are a total of 21 colours and 17 different alloy wheels, from 18-inch to 20-inch, to choose from. Add to this the fact that you can order yours in Sport Line or Luxury Line, or specify the M Sport package, and the chances of encountering another identical 5 Series seem slim.

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Cut to the interior – let's call it a cockpit, for the term rests easily here and, well, it's not terribly surprising that it's driver-focused, beautifully wrought, luxurious and yet restrained. Assistance systems abound, of course, and as with its main rival, the Merc E-Class, it borders on semi-autonomous with the likes of the optional Active Cruise Control (ACC) system, and steering and lane control assist. It also features the latest-generation iDrive system – a system that has massively improved since I first encountered it around the turn of the millennium in a Bangle-era 7 Series during a launch in Bangkok.

Right now the engine line up is limited to two four-cylinder variants (the 530i and 520d), and two sixcylinder variants (the 540i and the 530d). More variants will doubtless follow in the fullness of time. All use an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. Yet even the least powerful of these (the 520d) turns in excellent figures, with 140kW and 400Nm on tap. Enough to surge it from rest to 100km/h in around 7.5 seconds, with huge mid-range urge as I discovered during a couple of hundred kilometres on the roads outside George.

At the other end of the scale, the 540i turns in galvanising performance. Indeed, its sonorous six-cylinder petrol engine bangs down 250kW and 450Nm with the help of BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. This translates into a zero-to-100km/h time of just 5.1 seconds – which means that besides being capable of turning in sportscar-like handling, the 540i is simply devastating in the acceleration stakes. Fuel consumption, meanwhile, is pegged at just 6.5 litres per 100km in the combined cycle. Quite remarkable for a sizeable, powerful, luxurious machine like this. But then the entire BMW 5 Series range is quite remarkable in every respect from aesthetics to performance to handling to technology. And while it's always a little dangerous to make lofty future predictions, it seems safe to say that this machine is destined to be one of the great BMWs – while I can guarantee that if you drive one you'll want one...

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The Ultimate Riding Machine

Sheer Driving Pleasure

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It lives, it breathes

and you're going to want one Get your thesauruses out, gentlemen, because the new Alfa Giulia deserves every praiseworthy adjective you can come up with... By: James Siddall

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et me tell you a story about Alfa Romeos. Now even as a car-crazy kid Alfa never really registered on my automotive radar. Except perhaps when hearing those apocryphal tales relating to rust and disintegration, and these cars' need for long rests in between intoxicating outings. And then came my Damascene moment (complete with heavenly choir). You see, in 2011 Alfa SA lent me a longterm (six months) Giulietta 1.4 MultiAir Distinctive, and the love affair was

instantly consummated. I was living in Bloemfontein for a season then, and that Alfa was roped into intercity trips to Durban, taken (gently) on farm roads, and generally called on to swoop and crackle down serpentine twisties. And even when I had other, ostensibly pricier and more prestigious test cars in my garage at the time, it would be the Giulietta that would so often get fired up. But now – at the risk of being fickle – it's the new Giulia to which I pledge my automotive heart. I recently spent a day in the Western Cape on the intensive media launch of these Italians, and can confirm that they eclipse any hype you might have heard about them. The headline grabber, obviously, is the Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde (QV). And so it should

be. It's a bona fide BMW M3 rival – but with soul and passion, and it almost seems, well, alive. A 2.9-litre bi-turbo V6 provides prodigious firepower with 375kW at a vocal 6 500pm – and, boy, does this engine sound unearthly and intoxicating at full chat. Torque is pegged at 600Nm at 2 500rpm, while zero-to-100km/h comes up in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 307km/h. We but briefly drove these QV models on the private racetrack next to the Franschhoek Motor Museum and they proved exhilarating... and yet tractable and controllable, too. I want one desperately. Further down the range lies a trio of more pedestrian Giulias – although “pedestrian” seems a cruel word for these D-segment sedans that, frankly, make much of the competition seem as exciting as a microwave meal. All three derivatives – Base, Super, and Stile, which denotes varying levels of spec – use the same

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Prices: • Giulia Base – N$ 550 000 • Giulia Super – N$ 625 000 • Giulia Super with Stile Pack N$ 695 000 • Giulia QV – N$ 1 400 000 All Alfa Romeo Giulia models come standard with a three-year /100,000km warranty and sixyear/100,000km Maintenance Plan.

two-litre turbo'd powerplant good for 147kW at 5 000rpm, and 330Nm from as low at 1 750rpm. As with the QV, these three Giulias use an eight-speed auto. Zero to 100km/h comes up in 6.6 seconds, topping out 235km/h. Claimed fuel consumption is six litres per 100km in the combined cycle, and 8.2 for the QV. But perhaps the biggest surprise above the fact that the QV is an incendiary ball of heritage, performance, and soul, is that the three lesser Base, Super, and Stile versions are so engaging and practical. Comfortable too. After a long morning I managed to doze off in the capacious backseat of a Giulia being piloted along mountain roads by a colleague. I also inspected the interiors with a figurative microscope, and besides being gloriously styled, they scored close to 10 on the solidity and build quality stakes. Those schadenfreude-y

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old tales of ancient Alfas disintegrating have been comprehensively exorcised by this new breed of Romeo. Now I try avoid quoting car manufacturers' press releases and marketing hype, but I especially like the Alfa people, and I like what they're doing with Alfa.

So here are a few apt words from them: “The Giulia-exclusive features have launched the come-back of the Italian brand to this major segment. Firstly, a distinctly Italian design expressed through a sense of proportion and simplicity plus quality finishes framing the driver and placing him boldly centre stage in the cockpit delivering high performance and a controlled dynamic driving experience.”

Some more Alfa-speak: “Other unique characteristics of the Giulia include the outstanding weight distribution across the two

axles, the sophisticated suspension and the most direct steering in its segment. In addition, Giulia combines extraordinary engine performance and the use of ultralight materials, like carbon fibre, aluminium, aluminium composite and high quality plastics, in order to obtain the best weight-topower ratio.” And did I mention that I might be more than just a little smitten with this car?

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Tough, Tougher, Toughest! In updated, uprated guise the Isuzu KB appears yet more indestructible than ever, while refinement in and out is up several notches, writes JAMES SIDDALL...

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rive the new, facelifted Isuzu KB and once you get past things like its refinement, its eye-catching styling and its muscle, do you know what really arrests your attention? The fact that it feels so darn tough. Tough enough to survive a nuclear winter, never mind the daily rigours it might endure, from functioning as everything from a lifestyle vehicle to an off-roader to a load-lugger. Indeed, over the past few weeks I've spent seven

days each with a KB300 4X4 Double Cab LX and a KB300 Extended Cab LX, which form part of the massive, 18-model range. And what's truly won me over to these vehicles is their sheer solidity in everything from the way the doors close to the manner in which the switchgear operates. But then as we all know, Isuzus have forged a remarkable reputation for toughness over the decades. Tales from owners whose vehicles have proved wellnigh indestructible are legion. Just one such individual is South African diesel mechanic Daniel Kotze who owns no less than seven of these vehicles – as well as a Chevrolet LUV. That being what the Isuzu one-tonner was badged from its local

introduction in 1973, until 1978. The newest of Daniel's Isuzus is a 2008 KB250, which has well over 400 000km on it, which probably counts as comparatively unremarkable considering the interstellar mileages these vehicles are capable of. But his prized possession is a (somewhat faded) metallic blue 1979 model, which came to him via his grandfather and then his father. It joined the Kotze family fleet in 1983, and covered over half-amillion kilometres with its original engine, much of that mileage as a hard-working “plaas” bakkie, explains Daniël. It turns out he's also a walking KB encyclopedia, and notes that while the first Double Cab version arrived in 1994, long before that there were people who locally converted the KB25 “langbak” into a four door.

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Most of his collection is made up of diesel-powered single cab workhorses, and it's a safe bet that the facelifted version of the sixth-generation Isuzu KB would get a resounding thumbs up from him – and the legions of existing KB owners. The reasons for this are many. For a start, the KB has benefited from a range of tweaks that have added disproportionate desirability to this machine. The already handsome front end has benefited from a new design that includes changes to the bonnet, radiator grille and fog lamps – and

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we like to think that the pictures here speak for themselves.New headlamps with projector and integrated LED daytime running lights now feature on up-spec LX models, while these same models include a handy rearview camera integrated into the tailgate handle. Standard, too, on LX models are smoking new 18-inch alloy wheels, while the rest of the range gets new 16-inch wheels. There's new tailgate styling on Extended and Double Cab models, and cutting to the interior there's a new instrument cluster design with

improved functionality and gear shift indicator for manual models. And it also goes without saying that the entire package feels more indestructible than every. “The new KB looks a lot sleeker and streamlined with a new instrumentation cluster design, and improved sound system while maintaining all the key Isuzu characteristics we have come to love. In addition to the new look, threelitre 4x4 LX Double Cab customers will benefit from additional value as these models now come standard with a towbar, sportsbar, roofrails and power adjustable leather seats,” says Brian Olson, Vice President Vehicle Sales, Service, and Marketing, General Motors Sub-Saharan Africa. Quite right Brian – and those selfsame customers will love the fact that under the hood, if you'll pardon the Americanism, the proven range of 2.5- and three-litre turbodiesel motors continue to do duty. And to dwell for a second on the KB300 LX models, available in Single, Extended and Double Cab configurations, customers can expect a hardy DTEQ turbodiesel making 130kW and 380Nm, as well as upscale features. Among them, a


touch-screen infotainment system with satellite navigation, internet, WiFi, and smartphone integration. That screen – a high-definition TFT unit with a generous 6.5-inch dimension – also acts as the display when browsing, or using the DVD player, while there's a passive entry and start system (PESS) with keyless entry with start/stop ignition button. Leather, meanwhile, is available as standard on the 4x4 auto and manual Double Cabs, and as an option on 4x2 Double Cab derivatives. Getting back to those powerplants, the equally indestructible 2.5-litre DTEQ unit is good for a healthy 100kW and 320Nm. The two workhorse models, the 250 Base Single Cab (LEED) and 250 Fleetside Single Cab (LEED), meanwhile, are equipped with the direct-injection four-cylinder 2.5-litre diesel engine which produces 58kW and 170Nm. Perhaps just as important as aesthetics and engines is the fact that the KB now rides better than ever. Local engineers covered over a hundred thousand kilometres refining the suspension of the latest model for a smoother rider on all road surfaces. Hi-Rider 4X2 models received new front and rear dampers while 4X4 models received revised rear dampers only. Rebound control was refined to have more compliant

characteristics at both low and high piston damper speeds. What this translates into is a smoother ride across any and all terrain – including the very worst that owners can throw at their vehicles – as well as improved highway cruising. All of which helps truly make the KB a vehicle for all seasons. And the fact that Isuzu underpins the KB with a standard five-year/120 000km new vehicle warranty, and a five-year/ 90 000km service plan just adds to the allure of this machine. A machine that certain motoring journalists

of my acquaintance have given the highest accolade of all by saying that if they had to buy a one-tonner themselves, they'd very probably look to the KB...

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Plays in the premium league VW's Passat is a real-world rival to those sedans wearing more prestigious nameplates, especially now that it's available in turbodiesel guise, says JAMES SIDDALL...

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ow most of us given half-a-bar or so to drop on a luxury sedan would more than likely gravitate towards the Teutonic triumvirate. That being Audi, Mercedes, and BMW, of course. And this gravitation would be very hard to criticise, for with the new A4, the C-Class, and the 3 Series these manufacturers field formidably competent, covetable exec sedans. But then there's the Volkswagen Passat. To my mind it's one of the most underrated, understated machines on our market, being beautifully built, elegant, arresting, and supremely soothing and comfortable on the move. At this price point it's hard to think of a car that's better suited to laidback,

stress-bereft inter-city cruising than the Passat – although it will do everything else you could feasibly imagine, from the daily commuting grind to functioning as a family vehicle. Now the award-winning, eighthgeneration Passat was launched to adulation in October 2015, but only with petrol engines. A recent addition has been the 2.0 TDI model – available in Luxury and Executive spec – and in my humble opinion these are the ones to go for. Indeed, its new four-cylinder, 1968 cc engine is compact, lightweight and fuel-efficient, and has been designed to deliver greater fuel economy and sporty performance. A power output of 130kW is available from 3 600 to

4 000rpm, while 350 Nm of maximum torque is delivered from as low as 1 500rpm, up to 3 500rpm. The sixspeed DSG powered engine reaches a top speed of 228km/h, and a zero to 100km/h sprint is achieved in a respectable 8.2 seconds, while sipping just five litres of diesel per 100km in the combined cycle The equipment levels of the Passat have been refreshed and restructured with the addition of new features as standard. The range is now offered in two new equipment lines, Luxury and Executive. The Luxury derivatives get LED headlights, 3-Zone Climatronic Air conditioner and Vienna Leather seats with seat heating as standard.

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The range topping Executive has App Connect, Nappa leather seats as well as LED headlights with dynamic cornering lights, and LED daytime running lights as new standard features. Furthermore, the Executive derivative is fitted as standard with the R-Line Styling Package which adds sporty front grille, front and rear grille, and side skirt as well as 18inch ‘Marseille’ alloy wheels. All the derivatives are only available with self-shifting DSG (six-speed for 2.0 TSI and TDI; seven-speed for 1.4 TSI) transmissions. There is also an alluring range of optional extras to choose from (not that the standard Passat is anything less than brilliantly equipped). These include: Tow Package (towbar, trailer assist and park assist); Safety Package (Adaptive Cruise Control and Head-up display); Park Package (Keyless access, automatic boot, rear view camera and park assist); Park Package with Area View (area view, keyless access, automatic

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boot and park assist); Luxury Package (electric front seats, electric folding mirrors, DynAudio sound system, ambience lighting and 230V socket), and the R-Line Styling Package (Luxury models). Quite a mouthful to be sure. But above all progress in this car is a calming, balming affair, and while it won't object to being pushed a little, the Passat is at its very finest serenely slicing down the tarmac, with its occupants revelling in the superb silence and simply stunning build quality of this machine. Now, of course, the fact that it wears a more humble VW badge as opposed to a badge from one of those more prestigious manufacturers could be a problem for those who're a little status obsessed. But look past that badge and you'll discover a consummately capable, finely crated, elegantly understated machine that does everything – and then some – that it's more prestigious peers are capable of.

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Dynamique 96kW 1.6 dCi 4x4, and the turbopetrol Dynamique 96kW and Expression 96kW variants. In July, the Kadjar Dynamique 4x2 range featuring self-shifting EDC transmissions and Renault’s 1.5 dCi 81kW turbodiesel engine followed. And now the range – which blends the best of being a capable SUV, a dynamic hatch, and a versatile sportswagon – has been nicely rounded off with the new Renault Kadjar XP Limited Edition with sixspeed manual transmission. Renault bills it as thus: “Just as Experience Points or XP is a unit of measurement used by gamers to quantify a player progressing through the game, the Kadjar XP Limited Edition encourages its drivers to get out there and experience all the XP

action and adventure that life has to offer them.” Or as Renault's design director, Laurens van den Acker, puts it, “With its sporty, muscled design, the Renault Kadjar brings a breath of fresh air and excitement to the world of crossovers. The Kadjar is the stylish, fun SUV for young families to take away for adventure”. And that, we think, is pretty apt as, for a start, the Kadjar XP Limited Edition comes with an accessory pack that includes handsome 17-inch alloys, cornering fog lights, a swan-neck towbar kit, side steps, and roof racks. Adding to the Kadjar's appeal is a 200mm ground clearance, and purposeful SUV styling that is further underscored by its integrated roof spoiler, injection-moulded plastic

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steering is turned. Under the Kadjar's comely bonnet lies Renault's 1.2-litre turbopetrol engine - and don't be deceived by its comparatively small size. Its output is pegged at 96kW at 5 500rpm, and peak torque of 205Nm is reached at 2 000rpm. What is more, thanks to a low-inertia turbo, power delivery is prompt and lively, and much of this motor's advanced technology draws on Renault’s extensive Formula 1 expertise. Fuel consumption is pegged at just 5.7 litres per 100km in the combined cycle, while this baby boasts a five-star Euro NCAP rating. Something that's underpinned by the likes of ABS with Emergency Brake Assist (obviously), and an Electronic Stability Program (ESP).

Standard, too, are no less than six air bags (driver, front passenger, side and curtain), seat belts with pretensioners, three-point safety belts for the three rear passengers, antiwhiplash headrests (front and rear) and a reinforced sub-frame structure. Also included in the package is a five-year/150 000km mechanical warranty, and a five-year/90 000km service plan – as well as that fabled French flair and elegance coupled with practicality and usability.

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“For those of you wondering about the weather at our destination, Cape Town is reporting sunny skies and temperatures of 36 degrees. Unfortunately our destination is NOT Cape Town, and where we’re going, it’s 2 degrees below zero, and blowing snow.”

“Thank you for flying with us today. “Please make sure you take all your belongings with you. Anything And the next time you get the left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight insane urge to go blasting through attendants. Please don’t leave children or spouses.” the skies in a pressurised metal tube, we hope “Last one off the plane must clean it” you’ll think of us again.”

“We have now reached our cruising altitude. Please feel free to move about the aircraft, but please stay inside the plane until we land. It’s a bit cold outside and if you walk on the wings it affects the flight pattern” “There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane. Now pay attention to where the exits are” “We are pleased to have the best flight attendants in the industry. Fortunately the other ones now work for our silly competitors.” “We’ll be dimming the lights to enhance the appearance of your fellow passengers.” “Sit back. Relax. Enjoy our hospitality. Or you can sit up and be tense. The choice is yours.” 102 |


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“Folks it has been great having you flying with us today. But just like my Dad said to me the day I turned 18:… Get out.” “I’d like to remind you that it is not against local law to smile at a flight attendant, or pilot.” “Today’s flight should take about 3 hours, but luckily I know a great shortcut, so we might be a little early.” “We wouldn’t have shown up for work today if any of us anticipated any problems, so please: Sit back and relax!.”

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Buying your premises: good for business, but also for the heart

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USINESS decisions should almost always be based on careful calculations and not mainly on emotions, but that doesn’t mean that matters of the heart should be ignored. When it comes to the question of whether to rent or buy business premises, there are powerful psychological arguments in favour of buying, says Gerschwyne van Wyk, country manager at Business Partners International Namibia (BUSINESS/PARTNERS). The pure business case for buying premises for your business as opposed to renting is well known (see article). In the longer term it works out cheaper, and minimises the risk of losing the goodwill that you would have built up in a particular spot when the landlord wants you out. But it is plausible that the psychological aspects of owning your own business premises also hold powerful advantages for a business owner, says Van Wyk. It happens time and again that business owners who rent their premises for years suddenly clean up the yard when they buy the place. The workshop gets a good make-over, the signage is renewed and the whole business sparkles with a new lease on life. “It’s the pride that comes with ownership,” says Van Wyk. It cannot be quantified, but its positive effect on

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the morale in a business must not be underestimated. Neither must the negative psychological effect of the lack of security of tenure. The risk of a landlord kicking you out of your long-standing business premises poses a quantifiable business risk. Retail businesses tend to loose a substantial amount if their turnover when they move, and for manufacturing businesses with heavy machinery the cost of a move can be a big blow. But the financial cost is just one aspect of it. When entrepreneurs are unsure of their security of tenure, decisions to improve the space tend to be taken half-heartedly, and major improvements to the property that could really improve the productivity of a business are simply not considered. Owning the premises, on the other hand, means that improvements to the property won’t be lost to the entrepreneur when the business moves, and such improvements are made much more readily. Usually, the main limitation to buying a business premises is financial. Apart from the fact that the entrepreneur needs to be sure that the business can afford the bond repayment, the deposit required in a standard property-finance deal is prohibitive.

That is why BUSINESS/PARTNERS have designed a product that does away with the need for a deposit. In its place, BUSINESS/PARTNERS takes an equity share in the building, which the business owner can buy back over time. This unique finance product has been designed to suit not only the financial needs of entrepreneurs, but also their psychological needs, says Van Wyk. Firstly, a separate company is set up to house the ownership of the business premises. BUSINESS/PARTNERS take shares in this premises-holding company rather than the company through which the entrepreneurs own their operational business. Most business owners would feel uncomfortable with having a corporate shareholder in their operational business. Secondly, because ownership and control is centrally important to entrepreneurs, BUSINESS/PARTNERS will always take a minority share in the premises. Finally, built into the finance deal are clauses that give the business owner the option of incrementally buying BUSINESS/PARTNERS’ share in the building so that they eventually end up with total ownership of their premises. Proud independence is, after all, what drives most entrepreneurs.


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Global economies show strength in a grand go-around Haakon Kavli and Raphael Nkomo of Prescient Investment Management argue that, on their own, the South African and United States recoveries are not yet convincing. But the signal from China is undeniably strong.

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ierce discussions have raged in recent years over the question of whether China’s declining growth rates will eventually lead to a soft or hard landing. Chinese economic activity decelerated sharply between 2013 and early 2016 and few economists have entertained the idea that this descent might precede a rebound. However, recent data suggests this may be the case. Our proprietary measure of growth in Chinese economic activity, the Prescient Economic Activity Index, has now returned almost entirely to its long-term average. That’s significant because a reacceleration in Chinese economic growth will provide a much-needed boost to South African and global economic activity. It’s evident that both South African and US economic activity closely mirror developments in China. By our estimates, the US economy spent most of 2016 at below average growth. However, the most recent data indicates a sudden recovery. Similarly, South African economic activity has decelerated consistently since 2013 but also shows modest signs of turning around in recent months. On their own, the South African and US recoveries are not yet convincing. South African GDP growth is close to zero and we need more data before we can confirm that the recession risk has been averted. But the signal from China is undeniably strong and that is important. Historically, most South African contractions have been halted by a pickup in demand for our exports, which are mainly commodities sold to faster growing economies like China. In general, if China grows South Africa benefits.

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According to a database gathered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, South Africa exports more goods to China than any other economy. Our exports to China consist of 20% iron ore, 15% diamonds, 12% ferroalloys (metals), 7% chromium ore, and a wide range of other chemicals and commodities. These are all important inputs in industrial production and infrastructure development. As long as South African commodity production is free from political interference and structural constraints, the country is perfectly placed to benefit from a pick-up in global growth. Significantly, global reflation, the first phase of economic recovery after a period of contraction, is not entirely dependent on China. After the recent presidential election in the US, we have been told by the President Elect to expect a vast round of infrastructure spending and corporate tax cuts. Historically, such fiscal injections have been effective methods for reinvigorating growth, though it would depend on the ultimate size of the programme. If Trump successfully implements the promised $1 trillion infrastructure investment program, this will cause a significant spike in demand for the kind of commodities South Africa produces. Trump could therefore become a significant catalyst for SA economic expansion. At the industry level, the beneficiary sectors would include construction materials and engineering, metals and mining, machinery, and certain transportation segments. While this projected expansive policy poses obvious long-term risks, such as rising debt burdens and potential

overheating of the US economy, the medium-term effects are rather positive for South Africa. The US economy is not in need of such aggressive fiscal stimulus, but South Africa is growing well below potential and would greatly benefit from increased demand. Unfortunately, the South African treasury does not have the fiscal space to implement its own round of stimulus. As a consequence, the Republican clean sweep in the US elections appears to be pro-growth for equities and bearish for bonds in the short- to medium-term. Our expectation is primarily centred on decreased regulation, favourable tax reform, increased fiscal spending and less congressional gridlock. If our expectations are met, the above combined effect should drive stronger revenue growth and higher net income margins, which are positive for equities. Another important pillar of the President Elect’s key deliverables is the proposed cash repatriation incentives of an estimated $2.5 trillion in untaxed US corporate foreign profits. These accumulated untaxed foreign profits are likely to induce US multinationals to return cash to shareholders in the form of buybacks, dividends, mergers and acquisitions or capex expansion. These are all positive developments for equities. If correct in the above analysis, we expect value and small cap stocks to outperform in South Africa. This is typical of early cycle rallies. This is also motivated by the fact that value and, more recently, small cap stocks have been disproportionately penalised in the recent past and are trading at unusually attractive discounts.


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ENGLISH Thank you for choosing Air Namibia. We will do everything to ensure you have a pleasant flight. if you need assistance, please ask any of our cabin attendants.

GERMAN

Obrigado por ter escolhido Air Namibia. Faremos de tudopara garantir que tenhas um vôo agradável. Se vocêprecisar de assistência, por favor, pergunte a qualquer um dos nossos assistentes de cabine.

Danke, dass Sie sich dafür entschieden haben mit Air Namibia zu fliegen. Wir werden alles tun um Ihnen den Flug so angenehm wie möglich zu gestalten. Wenn Sie Fragen haben oder Hilfe benötigen, wenden Sie sich bitte an einen unserer Flugbegleiter oder Flugbegleiterinnen.

Our highly trained cabin Os nossos assistentes de cabin, altamente profissionais, attendants are at your service on estão ao seu dispor em todos os nossos vôos para a sua all our flight, for your safety and segurança e conforto. comfort.

Unser versiertes Flugpersonal steht Ihnen während des Fluges jederzeit zur Verfügung. Für Ihre Sicherheit und Bequemlichkeit sind Sie bei unserer Crew in besten Händen.

We carry first-aid kits on all our flights, should a passenger need assistance for minor conditions.

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PORTUGUESE

Existe kits de primeiros socorros a bordo todos os nossos Eine medizinische Erstversorgung ist vôos, se os passageiros precisarem de assistência com auf allen unseren Flügen sicher gestellt. Eine Erste-Hilfe-Ausrüstung befindet sich condições médicas relativamente menores. immer an Bord.

As a safety precaution, it is important to read the safety card stored in the seat pocket in front of you

Como medida de segurança, é importante ler o cartão segurança armazenado no bolso do assento à sua frente

Zu Ihrer eigenen Sicherheit bitten wir Sie, sich die in der Zeitschriftentasche vor Ihnen benfindliche Sicherheits-Instruktionen aufmerksam durchzulesen.

Life vests are stored under your seat. Only use them as demonstrate, and only when instructed by the cabin attendants.

Coletes salva-vidas são armazenados por de baixo do seu Ihre Schwimmweste befindet sich unter Ihrem Sitz. Bitte benutzen Sie diese nur auf assento. Use-os conforme a demonstração e somente Anweisung der Flugbegleiter/-innen. quando instruído pelos assistentes de cabin.

Smoking is prohibited on all Air Namibia flights.

É proibido fumar em todos os vôos da Air Namibia.

Auf allen Air Namibia Flügen gilt ein absolutes Rauchverbot.

Seats must be in the upright position during take-off and landing. For your own safety, you are required to fasten your seat belt whenever the seat belt sign is illuminated and we recommend that you keep your belt fastened throughout the flights.

Assentos devem estar na posição vertical durante a decolagem e aterragem. Para sua própria segurança, você é obrigado a apertar o cinto sempre que o sinal do cinto de segurança é iluminado e nós recomendamos que mantenhas apertado o cinto durante todo o vôo.

Während Start und Landung müssen sich die Sitzlehnen in aufrechter Position benfinden. Bitte schnallen Sie sich an, sobald das Anschnallzeichen aufleuchtet. Zu Ihrer eigenen Sicherheit empfehlen wir während des gesamten Fluges angeschnallt zu bleiben.

We offer complimentray meals, and beverages on all our flights. Special-diet or vegetarian meals are available upon request when making reservations.

Nós oferecemos refeições e bebidas de cortesia em todos os nossos vôos.Dietas-especiais ou refeições vegetarianas estão disponíveis mediante uma solicitação ao fazer reservas.

Auf unseren Flügen werden Mahlzeiten und Getränke serviert. Diätische oder vegetarische Mahlzeiten können bei der Flugbuchung angefragt werden


ENGLISH We carry an extensive range of duty free products at competitive prices on selected flights. please refer to our catalogue for details.

PORTUGUESE Nós carregamos uma extensa variedade de produtos com isenção de direitos a preços competitivos em vôos selecionados. Por favor, consulte o nosso catálogo para mais detalhes.

GERMAN An Bord ist ein umfangreiches Sortiment an Duty-Free-Produkten zu attraktiven Preisen erhältlich. Informationen hierzu entnehmen Sie bitte unserem Duty-FreeKatalog.

Audio and visual entertainment Programas de entretenimento de áudio e visual estão programmes are available on disponíveis nos vôos operados através dos nossos Flights operated using our A330 aeronaves A330 e A319. and A319 aircraft.

Audio- und Videoprogramme sind an Bord unserer Airbus A330 und A319 Maschinen verfügbar.

Our A319 and ERJ 135 aircraft Alguns dos nossos aviões têm saídas de ar individuais, have individual air vents which que podem ser ajustados para fornecer um fluxo de ar can be adjusted to provide a refrescante. refreshing stream of air.

Unsere Fluggeräte des Typs Airbus A319 und Embraer ERJ135 verfügen über individuelle Frischluftdüsen.

Health regulations in some countries require that the aircraft cabin must be sprayed. The spray is harmless, but if you think it might affect you, cover your nose and mouth with a handkerchief.

Um den Gesundheitsvorschriften einiger Länder zu entsprechen, muss die Flugzeugkabine mit einem für den Menschen unbedenklichen Spray behandelt werden. Wir empfehlen dennoch, die Atemwege durch Vorhalten eines Taschentuchs zu schützen.

Regulamentos de saúde em determinados países exigem que a cabine da aeronave deve ser pulverizada. O pulverizador é inofensivo, mas se você acha que pode afetá-lo, por favor, cobrir o nariz e a boca com um lenço.

Should you travel with a baby Se você viajar com um bebê recomendamos que você we recommend you request a solicite um berço especialmente nos vôos de longo curso. bassinet especially on the longhaul flights.

Sollten Sie mit einem Baby reisen, empfehlen wir Ihnen besonders auf Langsteckenfügen ein Babybett zu beantragen.

Please do not place any luggage Por favor não coloque bagagem por de baixo do assento under seats at the emergency de saída de emergência. Bagagem de mão deve ser exit seat. armazenado na estiva sobrecarga

“Bitte beachten Sie, dass das Verstauen von Handgepäck unter Ihrem Sitz an den Notausgängen nicht gestattet ist.“

Carry-on luggage should be stored in the overhead stowage.

Handgepäck ist in den Gepäckfächern über Ihrem Sitz zu verstauen.

We suggest that passengers do Sugerimos que os passageiros effectuam exercícios de stretching exercises, and move alongamento e movementam-se durante vôo para melhorar a circulação sanguínea. during the flight to improve blood circulation.

Versuchen Sie, sich während des Fluges möglichst oft zu strecken und zu bewegen. So wird Ihr Kreislauf angeregt.

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Cargo

With over 700 scheduled flights per month, our network and reliable service makes us the best solution for your freight needs. No matter how big or small your parcel is, from the size of an envelope to the size of an elephant, we will get it there for you in GOOD TIME. We provide security for valuable and dangerous goods. We also handle highly perishable goods, and even live animals.

For bookings contact us on telephone number +26461299 6610/11 or via email on cargo.@airnamibia.aero. For more details, please visit our website on www.airnamibia.com.na, select the cargo icon and navigate easily to get all information you need.

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We are a proudly Namibian hospitality and service company. We manage resorts and camps within our National Parks across our beautiful country on behalf of the Namibian Government. We have professional, knowledgeable and customer-driven staff who are dedicated to providing you with a relaxing, comfortable, memorable and a liberating Namibian experience. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit.

GROSS BARMEN Starting from as little as N$ 600

NWR SATISFIED WITH SUPPORT DURING THE FESTIVE SEASON Mr. Epson Kasuto, our Chief Marketing Officer acknowledged that, “the support that we received from the domestic market was crucial in increasing our occupancy during the festive period. It should be noted that there were a few hiccups that some of our clients experienced of which we took note and will address in due course. It is for this reason that we implore our clients to not write us off as we would want them to give us another opportunity during the coming months as we aim to run various specials that they will find appealing�.

that when our clients are not satisfied they take their concerns to social media. We welcome this approach, though at the same time we would want to urge them that addressing any challenges that they may face with any of our team members on the spot will yield better results. Lastly, I would want to emphasize that this is a Namibian company and its interest should be protected by all of us�.

He further stated that; “It has become a trend

Gross Barmen during the past festive season

NEW COMPANY SECRETARY Charmaine Gaingos recently joined us as our new Company Secretary, when we briefly spoke to her on how she would assist us in achieving our set objectives in her new role she said, “from a Company Secretary point of view, I will promote good corporate governance, timely preparation of board packs and minutes while implementing sound governance frameworks, ensure compliance with local corporate law, ensure that ongoing

training is provided to the Directors and that any shareholder issues are well managed�. “From a Legal standpoint, I will issue sound legal opinions on legal issues, provide legal sign off on contracts and business processes, prepare the business for new legislation, manage legal complaints received and provide ad hoc legal services�.

Charmaine Gaingos, Company Secretary

NWR’S OKAUKUEJO GENERATES N$ 100 MILLION IN REVENUE In what was seen as a major milestone in the life of the biggest and oldest resort within the Etosha National Park, Okaukuejo generated a revenue of N$ 100 million during the financial year, 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016 which translated to an overall revenue increase of 16% compared to the previous financial year. This milestone was credited to the popularity of the resort, which has an annual average occupancy of over 80%. One of its draw cards is the large, floodlit

waterhole, which receives exceedingly regular visits from a wide diversity of wildlife. This includes herds of antelopes, family groups of elephant, some black rhinos, as well as the “king of the jungle� himself. When asked what, her thoughts were about this great achievement, Katriena Hoeses, Okaukuejo’s Resort Manager said, “reaching such a milestone cannot be attributed to her team only. The different reservation offices tremendously contributed to this achievement and should be congratulated as well.�

Our Managing Director, Mrs. Zelna Hengari, with the Okaukuejo Team

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Our Fleet

Airbus A330-200 Business Class

Economy Class

Number of Aircraft

2

Length(m)

59

Height (m)

17,4

Maximum Passengers

244

Wing Span (m)

60.3

Maximum Fuel Capacity

138 000ll

Cruising Speed

860 km/h 233 000 kg

Airbus A319 -100 Business Class

Economy Class

Number of Aircraft

4

Length(m)

33.84

Height (m)

11.76

Maximum Passengers

112

Wing Span (m)

34.09

Maximum Fuel Capacity

23 860ll

Number of Aircraft

4

Length(m)

26.33

Height (m)

6.76

Maximum Passengers

37

Wing Span (m)

20.04

Maximum Fuel Capacity

4 198ll

Cruising Speed

820 km/h 70 000 kg

Embraer ERJ135 All Economy Class

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Cruising Speed

820 km/h 19 000 kg


Baggage Guidelines

At Air Namibia we are committed to ensuring that our passengers are re-united with their luggage at end of their journey. Given the complexity of the environment in which we operate, passengers’ luggage often gets out of our control and care, (for brief moments when they are subjected to control and handling by various agencies.) It is for this reason we request passengers to check their luggage on point of arrival (immediately after collecting their bag) to ensure that bag was not tampered with; and to report any suspected losses immediately. We request passengers not to check-in valuable items, especially those that are susceptible to theft, such as cash, jewellery, electronic devices like mobile phones, watches, sunglasses, to mention a few. In line with International Industry Conventions on passenger baggage liability, Air Namibia cannot be held liable if these valuable items are pilfered from checked-in baggage. We encourage our passengers to lock or wrap their bags where possible.

Our rules pertaining to baggage include the following We offer our passengers a generous free hand baggage allowance, with maximum weight of 10kg each, and maximum size 55 x 38 x 20 cm; plus an overcoat, an umbrella, a walking stick, a ladies hand bag, a reasonable amount of reading material, and a laptop. We also allow a fully collapsible wheelchair and/or a pair of crutches as hand baggage.

Excess baggage fees on extra pieces of baggage carried, per bag up to 10 bags per passenger are Domestic routes Routes within Southern Africa Frankfurt route

US$ 100.00 per extra bag US$ 110.00 per extra bag US$ 200.00 per extra bag

Free allowance for checked in baggage

Airbus A330-200 Airbus A319-100 Embraer ERJ 135 operated flights operated flights Business: 2 pieces each weighing not more than 32 kg’s

Business: 2 pieces each weighing not more than 32 kg’s

Economy:1 piece weighing not more than 23 kg’s

Economy: 2 pieces each weighing not more than 23 kg’s

Applicable excess baggage fees on excess weight over the free baggage allowance per bag. Domestic routes Routes within Southern Africa

1 piece not exceeding 23 kg’s

Frankfurt route

US$ 100.00 per bag US$ 110.00 per bag US$ 200.00 per bag

• No item of checked in baggage may exceed 32 kilograms.

• For further information on sports, highly fragile items, and security guidelines, we recommend that you visit our website on www.airnamibia.com.na

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Schedule 2 April to 2 September 2017 ( ALL times local) NOTE: check-in time should be two hours before departure.

International Flight no SW 286

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Windhoek

Frankfurt

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11:10

12:20

SW 708

Cape Town

Windhoek

Daily

18:45

19:55

SW 708

Cape Town

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18:45

07:55+1

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14:35

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11:35

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Gaborone

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Durban

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

09:35

10:50

SW 742

Gaborone

Windhoek

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

13:40

14:00

SW 418

Harare

Windhoek

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun

18:55

20:10

SW 722

Johannesburg

Windhoek

Daily

06:40

07:45

SW 726

Johannesburg

Windhoek

Daily

12:10

13:15

SW 728

Johannesburg

Windhoek

Daily

17:55

19:00

SW 728

Johannesburg

Frankfurt (via Windhoek)

Daily

17:55

07:55+1

SW 730

Johannesburg

Walvis Bay

Daily

07:30

08:55

SW 304

Luanda

Windhoek

Daily

11:55

14:25

SW 378

Lusaka

Windhoek

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 19:00

20:20

SW 406

Victoria Falls

Windhoek

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

13:50

14:30

SW 303

Windhoek

Luanda

Daily

08:30

11:10

SW 377

Windhoek

Lusaka

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

15:00

18:15

SW 417

Windhoek

Harare

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun

15:05

18:10

SW 405

Windhoek

Victoria Falls

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

10:35

13:10

SW 703

Windhoek

Cape Town

Daily

07:25

10:25

SW 707

Windhoek

Cape Town

Daily

15:00

18:00

SW 741

Windhoek

Gaborone

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

06:30

08:50

SW 741

Windhoek

Durban (via Gaborone)

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

06:30

10:50

SW 723

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Mon, Tue, We, Thu, Sat, Sun

06:00

08:45

SW 727

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Daily

11:10

13:55

SW 729

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Daily

16:30

19:15

SW 723

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Fri

06:05

08:50

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To

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Departure Arrival

SW 101

Eros

Ondangwa

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

06:30

07:30

SW 101

Eros

Ondangwa

Sun

07:00

08:00

SW 105

Eros

Ondangwa

Mon, Tue, Thu

14:00

15:00

SW 107

Eros

Ondangwa

17:15

18:15

SW 107 Flight No SW 125 SW 101 SW 125 SW 101 SW 133 SW 105 SW 133 SW 107 SW 143 SW 107 SW 143 SW 125 SW 146 SW 125 SW 134 SW 133 SW 134 SW 133 SW 126 SW 143 SW 126 SW 143 SW 144 SW 146 SW 145 SW 134 SW 145 SW 134 SW 102 SW 126 SW 102 SW 126 SW 106 SW 144 SW 108 SW 145 SW 108 SW 145 SW 164 SW 102 SW 713 SW 102 SW 737 SW 106 SW 143 SW 108 SW 143 SW 108 SW 145 SW 164 SW 145 SW 713 SW 163 SW 737

Eros From Eros Eros Eros Eros Eros Eros Eros Eros Luderitz Eros Luderitz Eros Luderitz Eros Katima Mulilo Eros Katima Mulilo Eros Rundu Luderitz Rundu Luderitz Oranjemund Luderitz Oranjemund Katima Mulilo Oranjemund Katima Mulilo Ondangwa Rundu Ondangwa Rundu Ondangwa Oranjemund Ondangwa Oranjemund Ondangwa Oranjemund Walvis Bay Ondangwa Walvis Bay Ondangwa Walvis Bay Ondangwa Windhoek Ondangwa Windhoek Ondangwa Windhoek Walvis Bay Windhoek Walvis Bay Windhoek Walvis Bay

Domestic Ondangwa To Rundu Ondangwa Rundu Ondangwa Katima Mulilo Ondangwa Katima Mulilo Ondangwa Oranjemund Ondangwa Windhoek(via Oranjemund) Rundu Windhoek Rundu Eros Katima Mulilo Eros Katima Mulilo Eros Oranjemund Eros Windhoek(via Oranjemund) Windhoek Windhoek Luderitz Eros Windhoek (via Luderitz) Eros Eros Eros Eros Eros Eros Windhoek Eros Luderitz Eros Windhoek (via Luderitz) Windhoek Eros Cape Town Eros Johannesburg Eros Luderitz Eros Oranjemund (via Luderitz) Eros Oranjemund Windhoek Luderitz(via Oranjemund) Cape Town Walvis Bay Johannesburg

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Sun Days Wed, Fri Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Sun Sun Mon, Wed, Fri Mon, Tue, Thu Sun Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Thu, Sat Sun Thu, Sat Wed, Fri Tue Sun Mon, Wed, Fri Mon, Wed, Fri Sun Sun Wed, Fri Thu, Sat Sun Thu, Sat Thu, Sat Tue Tue Mon, Wed, Fri Tue Sun Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Wed, Fri Sun Sun Mon, Tue, Thu Thu, Sat Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Tue Sun Tue Daily Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Daily Sun Daily Mon, Tue, Thu Thu, Sat Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Thu, Sat Sun Tue Daily Tue Daily Daily Daily

17:25 Departure 14:00 06:30 14:15 07:00 09:35 14:00 10:00 17:15 12:05 17:25 12:05 14:00 13:25 14:15 11:45 09:35 12:05 10:00 15:35 12:05 15:50 12:05 13:10 13:25 12:20 11:45 12:20 12:05 08:00 15:35 08:30 15:50 15:30 13:10 18:45 12:20 18:55 12:20 09:25 08:00 09:55 08:30 16:30 15:30 10:35 18:45 10:35 18:55 10:35 09:25 10:35 09:55 08:30 16:30

18:25 Arrival 15:05 07:30 15:20 08:00 11:05 15:00 11:30 18:15 12:40 18:25 14:25 15:05 14:25 15:20 13:25 11:05 13:45 11:30 16:40 12:40 16:55 14:25 14:25 14:25 12:55 13:25 14:25 13:45 09:00 16:40 09:30 16:55 16:30 14:25 19:45 12:55 19:55 14:25 10:05 09:00 13:05 09:30 19:45 16:30 11:35 19:45 12:40 19:55 11:50 10:05 12:55 13:05 09:20 19:45

SW 143

Windhoek

Luderitz

Thu, Sat

10:35

11:35

SW 143

Windhoek

Oranjemund (via Luderitz)

Thu, Sat

10:35

12:40

SW 145

Windhoek

Oranjemund

Tue

10:35

11:50

SW 145

Windhoek

Luderitz(via Oranjemund)

Tue

10:35

12:55

SW 163

Windhoek

Walvis Bay

Daily

08:30

09:20

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CELEBRATING 27 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE Afterschool Multimedia 0015.03.17

The Board of Directors, management and staff of Namibia Airports Company wishes Namibia a rewarding 27th Independence Anniversary. NAC remains committed to our role in the socio-economic advancement of the country.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY NAMIB IA

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