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In this month’s Flamingo August 2016
Visitors’ Filo Facts Useful and interesting information on Namibia.
Air Namibia Information From the Managing Director and Destination Map. Penduka a place of hope Penduka empowers women to work and earn their own money. Elke Reinauer travelled to the outskirts of Windhoek to find this special and peaceful place, to meet the person driving this initiative, and the women whose lives have been altered by being there.
16 The Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2016 Drum roll…the 15 finalists of the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2016 competition…and the winner!
26 The secretive creatures of Namibia’s forgotten corner
An intensive small and meso-mammal study of Kavango East conservancies
32 Namibia - a journey It is one of the ironies of my life that I took my family to Namibia to escape humanity, yet it was the humanity we encountered that will be a story forever in our hearts. 38 Taking South African wines to Namibia and beyond Flamingo magazine talks to Barry de Vries and Dirk Harris of Tamasa Trading about taking the ‘Tamasa wine route’ to Air Namibia’s destinations. 46 Scuderia Ferrari still personally yours Family man and CEO of Scuderia SouthAfrica, Mervyn Eagles, takes time out for a coffee and a chat with Flamingo magazine. 54 Motoring James Siddall on what’s happening in the wonderful world of wheels, the all-new Opel Astra has everything it takes to be a class leader. 64
Their world in colour Dutch artist duo, Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn – aka Haas&Hahn - have a passion for urban transformation, and they’re achieving it in the brightest, boldest, most socially aware way imaginable
70 The Royal Family The Royal Portfolio is a family owned and run group of luxury hotels located in iconic South African destinations. 74 THANDA, under canvas Five-star Thanda Safari – a Private Game Reserve’s tented camp bears little relation to your concept of ‘tent’ or even ‘camp’. 80 Nam Flavour Two ambassadors for the country unite to showcase the real Namibia, sharing authentic Nam flavour with the rest of the world 94
Take life lightly CapeTown-based Pietro Russo is founder and owner of Ecomo – a sustainable architectural firm that creates Ecomo homes, customised modular homes based on modern, simple living with green design principles.
100 How to know when you are dealing with a Namibian It’s no secret that the people from Namibia are very unique in very weird and wonderful ways. 102 High Humour Time for a smile while you are high above the clouds. 106 Sci Tech Gadgets, gizmos, concepts and utter innovation. Disclaimer All material is strictly copyrighted. All rights are reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited without prior written permission from the publisher. Opinions expressed in Flamingo are not necessarily those of Air Namibia.
116 Air Namibia Information Travel information, Frequent Flyer Information, Cargo Service, Flight Schedule and Fleet Information. 126 Entertainment Try your hand at Sudoku - easy, medium and hard.
Taking strides towards prosperity for all Namibia to host international Invest in Namibia Conference
His Excellency Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia
n 21 March 2015, President Dr. Hage Geingob was inaugurated into Office as the third democratically elected President of the Republic of Namibia. Continuing the legacy of his two predecessors, President Geingob’s administration has brought renewed focus and emphasis on the Government policy priority to redress persisting socio economic imbalances and bring about inclusive growth and development for all. Under the overarching theme of “No Namibian Should Feel Left Out”, President Geingob declared all out war on poverty and concomitant inequalities, launching the Namibian trajectory towards prosperity for all. The Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) is the strategic roadmap and Government’s targeted acceleration Plan to usher Namibia into the epoch of Prosperity, in clearly defined priority areas. The Plan is constructed around five pillars (critical success factors), namely: Effective Governance; Economic Advancement; Social Progression; Infrastructure
Development; and International Relations and Cooperation. HPP commits Government to 15 goals and outcomes and 43 targets for implementation, during the Harambee period 2016/17 – 2019/20. In line with the national objective of attracting foreign direct investment, technologies and skills, essential drivers for inclusive economic growth and in tandem with the Harambee Prosperity Plan, the Government of the Republic of Namibia, through the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development (MITSMED) will host the Invest in Namibia International Investment Conference 2016 from November, 8 – 9, in Windhoek, Namibia. Held under the theme “Promoting Investment for Inclusive Growth and Industrialization”, the Conference provides the ideal platform for Domestic and International Investors to explore unique opportunities in targeted sectors that have the potential to contribute towards economic growth and job creation.
The Conference will highlight Namibia’s strategic role as a logistics hub for trade within SADC and the rest of Africa and will showcase a menu of investment projects in key growth industries such as Energy, Agriculture, Low-Cost Housing, Tourism, Manufacturing and Infrastructure. In preparation for and preceding the November Conference, the Government recently hosted a series of high-level leadership seminars with globally renowned economists, Prof. Joseph Stiglitz and Dr. Carlos Lopes on the theme ‘Closing the Gap of Inequality’. The seminars underscored the imperative of inclusive growth for shared prosperity and sustainability. In an effort to further promote the Conference to the international community of investors, New York City will take center stage with a curtain raiser scheduled to take place on September 22nd, 2016 on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, setting the tone for the highly anticipated Investment Conference.
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Dear Valued Passengers and Friends of Air Namibia, We are pleased to announce that there have been many developments in-house, as we strive to do better at what we do. We have had service audits done by reputable global entities to rate our performance, which will assist us to identify the manner in which we can better serve you. We will also be rolling out further surveys to get your feedback, on the various components of our service offerings. The efforts by the entire team, including that of various Stakeholders on our behalf have given us new impetus, and hence we remain positive in our outlook; as we deliver on the responsibility of being the national carrier with the corresponding mandate to promote tourism and facilitate investment opportunities in the country.
Adv. Mandi E.P. Samson Acting Managing Director
We deliver on the responsibility of being the national carrier.
We are excited to share with all of you, that within the next few months Air Namibia will be both sponsor and joint –sponsor of upcoming key events which will be taking place in the country. These include the Investment Conference and the 46th Annual General Assembly of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA). We will be sharing more news with you, as the dates for these events draw closer. As was also promised many months ago, we have been exploring and focusing on various locations in this beautiful country. This gave us an exciting opportunity to share with our passengers their first glimpse of this awe-inspiring land. The sounds, sights and cultural traits of our various local communities were no doubt brought to life, for those travellers who journeyed alongside us. In collaboration with Namibia Wildlife Resorts (through our monthly “Route & Resort” focus) we shared with you the reason for our fervent belief in Namibia being an ideal destination for both business and holiday travel.
This month sees us promoting !Nami≠nûs route. The resort under focus, is the Naukluft Camp which is located in the Naukluft section of the Namib-Naukluft National Park. It was originally created to serve as a sanctuary for Hartmann’s mountain zebra, which are endemic to Namibia. Naukluft’s steep cliffs attract various cliff-breeding bird species, including Black eagles, and a variety of wildlife. With its massive and varied rock formations, Naukluft is also a geologist’s paradise.
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Standard Bank ready to support the mining sector Standard Bank has a rich pedigree in the mining industry. As a Bank well-versed in serving the mining sector in Africa, Standard Bank has been framing its products to ensure that the country has more bankable projects that can take the country to new economic heights. The Bank has been ready to finance large-scale mining projects, understanding that the projects require big chunks of financing. One recent key highlight has been the co-financing of Debmarine Namibia’s latest sampling and exploration vessel (approximately N$1.8 billion). “Like many large investment banks, we work with the government, corporates and financial clients in multiple sectors and geographies. Unlike most, we are first and foremost Namibian; we have a long, proud history that gives us a unique depth of expertise and breadth of footprint. We are set apart by our scale, by the strength of our regional and international connections, and by our ability to innovate. Our track record shows our success in building businesses across Namibia, especially in natural resources, mining, power and infrastructure sectors, ” thus Standard Bank’s Head of Client Coverage in Corporate and Investment Banking Division, Adri Spangenberg.
While this year may be a challenging one for the global mining industry, mining prospects remain Standard Bank’s strength and passion for Africa as a region. And so when clients speak with Standard Bank, they are actually having a conversation with an entire regional regional backbone. We are always ready to finance business ventures with an established business plan and viable outlook. Exploration projects, however, have a very unique business structure in that income streams tend to be highly speculative and dependent on what’s in the ground and the interested extraction counterparty. For this reason, most exploration projects are funded by owner equity or by sizeable minerals extraction firms. Mining is a risky business that is influenced by several factors, including uncertainties in commodity prices on the world markets. However in terms of the outlook, commodity prices are not anticipated to exhibit material improvement, impacting on sector valuations and the ability to raise financing. But Standard Bank Group research shows that African mining remains underexplored.
Adri Spangenberg, Head: Client Coverage, Standard Bank Corporate and Investment Banking
In 2013, African exploration accounted for 17% of the worldwide exploration budget despite the fact that the continent holds more than 30% of the world’s mineral resources. So amid a more sober outlook, the prospects for mining in Africa remain essentially intact over the medium term. And although cautious, our appetite for mining projects is quite strong. What financing products is Standard Bank offering to medium and large scale exploration and mining firms? We offer solutions in Advisory, Capital Markets, Debt and Transactional Services. All these capabilities bring together complementary skills from corporate finance and balance sheet banking to geology and mining engineering. And with our global footprint, our transactional banking network is able to provide our clients with a more seamless solution for their day-to-day operations.
Debmarine Namibia’s latest sampling and exploration vessel (approximately N$1.8 billion) financed by Standard Bank Namibia
How do you convince a local miner to access project financing from your Bank, other than foreign financial institutions, understanding that it is always cheaper to borrow from Banks in foreign countries where interest rates are relatively lower? This question symbolises our strength as a regional bank. We are able to finance miners on both local and foreign exchange expenditure needs within our integrated Group structure. How will Standard Bank contribute to the growth of the mining sector in Namibia? Because of our history as a mining bank and our enduring expertise in this sector, we work to understand our clients‘ individual requirements. We coordinate and execute our clients’ financing and banking requirements across Africa and emerging global markets. Our highly regarded commodity and currency trading desks offer 24-hour trading capabilities to support price-risk management and hedging strategies. In addition, we carry out in-depth analyses of commodity trends and stay on top of the latest developments in the mining and metals industry. We continue to play a leading role in arranging facilities for many of the most significant mining projects in Africa and other key emerging markets. Our comprehensive suite of financing and advisory solutions for the mining and metals sector includes: • Project finance • Corporate finance advisory solutions
• Working capital facilities • Bridging finance • Acquisition finance • Inventory financing • Structured trade and commodity finance • Commodity price risk management solutions • Foreign exchange and interest rate hedging • Global transactional banking services In the meantime, we continue to participate in dialogues that promote sustainable business and growth in the mining sector. Standard Bank Namibia is confident that the mining sector promises positive growth opportunities for the country, despite a downturn in the global mining industry. Mining prospects, however, look bright for Namibia as the country is currently the world’s fourth largest producer of uranium and is expected to overtake Niger and Australia by 2017 through the commencement of the Husab mine production. As Standard Bank, our eminence talks to financing power and infrastructure, mining and metals, oil and gas, and other key sectors such as fast-moving consumable goods, real estate and telecommunication. As the world looks to emerging markets to power growth, Namibia is taking its rightful place at the heart of this.
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a place of hope
Penduka empowers women to work and earn their own money. Elke Reinauer travelled to the outskirts of Windhoek to find this special and peaceful place, to meet the person driving this initiative, and the women whose lives have been altered by being there By: Elke Reinauer Photographs by Lucas Kesselhut
s we drive out of Windhoek into Katutura, it feels like entering another world. A world that is louder, more vibrant and colourful: kids play on the streets with empty plastic containers, men sit outside barbershops, women hang laundry in their yards, and people sell goods and vegetables on the road. A gravel road leads us to Penduka. Never would we have expected such beauty at the end of the dusty street: lush green grass grows at the shore of Gorengab Dam, buildings with colourful drawings on their walls and a peaceful atmosphere welcomes us. “Penduka means wake up”, explains Kauna Simon, managing director of Penduka, while showing us the craft and gift shop. We admire handmade dolls, jewellery, handbags, pillows and blankets, all made by the women of Penduka. “We want to empower women to earn their own money and to wake up to their future, to take responsibility for their lives”, the 36-year old tells us. She has worked in Penduka since 2007. “I think, the knowledge that the women gain, is most important. I want them to have a sense of the working world. They get training here and some of them want to open their own business.” The women who work in Penduka come from Katutura, and are single moms or disabled. Some have never had a job before. Now they do at Penduka, tells Simon, and guides us through the workshops. In the first building, women are busy cutting, painting and sewing fabric. Colourful blankets and pillows are created. Simon shows us a storage room where painted pottery is waiting to be shipped to Germany. Over 100 women work here, 33 of them in the workshops. The salary a woman earns is about N$ 1700. “We want to give women a chance, to see the world in a different way and to experience their own power. There are not many opportunities for disabled or deaf women in Namibia”, says Simon as we walk over to the jewellery workshop. Three deaf women work on beadwork behind a desk. Necklaces and bracelets in all colours of the rainbow are lying
on another table. A child is sleeping on a blanket in a corner. Olivia Kanime, a young deaf woman, explains how she makes glass pearls. Simon translates the sign language for us. Kanime shows us an empty green glass bottle. The glass will be melted, formed into pearls and burned into pottery in the oven. Kanime’s face lights up with pride as she shows us the finished pearls. We begin to understand what it means for the women to work here. They seem to be very happy and content. “Some of the women live here, others have their own places in Katutura,” Simon tells us as she shows us the house where the women live. There is also a garden where they grow vegetables, a
fish tank and chickens. On the shore of the dam are red-painted guest houses built in the traditional way with grass roofs. “This is where tourists can stay”, Simon says. She is always happy about visitors from all over the world: “We offer workshops in beading and batik work. Visitors can also take a tour, or they can volunteer or just relax at the terrace of the restaurant with a view of the water.” They also have a dance group which perform traditional dances. As we leave Penduka, we too feel like we have woken up, see things clearer and feel grateful for our work and lifestyle which we often take for granted. www.penduka.com
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The Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2016 Drum roll…the 15 finalists of the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2016 competition…and the winner!
fter reviewing almost 10,000 entries to the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2016 competition – thanks to Canon and Cape Union Mart - and narrowing those down to just 15 finalists, the panel of judges chose the winners for each of the competition categories travel/scenic, traditional culture, and wildlife – and the final overall winner. It was no easy feat, and there has been a great deal of deliberation as to
which photographers pushed the limits and their camera settings to capture the spirit of Africa through the lens. The winner walked away with a Canon EOS 70D Body and 18-135 IS STM Kit, very handy for the next leg of their prize…five nights for two at Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort (including Airlink flights ex Johannesburg to Pemba). The two runners-up had the choice of two nights at Tintswalo Atlantic in Cape Town or at African Luxury
Hideaways’ Elephant’s Eye in Hwange National Park. Category winners each won a wildlife photographic course from Big 5 Photos. So, will your name be up there in bright lights for 2017? You can’t win it, if you aren’t in it… http://magazine.afr icageographic. com/weekly/issue-98/finalistsafrica-geographic-photographer-ofthe-year-2016
The Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2016 (and winner of the Traditional Culture Category): Robin Stuart for his incredible photo of a Maasai warrior teaching his son about the stars! The judges said: A tender moment shared between a father and son that captures the universal nature of humanity on the vast plains of one of Africa’s greatest wildernesses.
Robin offers some background on his photograph: “A few years ago I became very passionate about space and the stars, and it took me to the world of astrophotography, which I decided to delve into last year. The main inspiration behind the shot came from hearing that the Maasai were seminomadic and used the stars to navigate across the East African plains in search of new grazing grounds for their livestock. This struck a major chord with me. Having just started astrophotography, I wanted to capture this idea in an image, knowing that something similar had probably not been done before, as astrophotography is a relatively new photographic genre – especially here in Africa. “My family has been doing business in the Maasai Mara National Reserve for over 100 years and we have built a very strong relationship with the local community. We run a luxury camp in the Siana area just outside the reserve, which is close to where I took this photograph. Over the years we have supported a local primary school by installing a six-kilometre water pipeline, building classrooms and dormitories, and providing internet access and a computer lab. So when I approached the Maasai people, they were very welcoming and happily allowed me to spend the evening taking photographs of them. The shoot was mostly just something fun to do that night, and I felt privileged to meet the Maasai in their home and to capture their rich culture on camera. “I had not initially planned to capture the moment with a father and his son, but the idea came while we were waiting for the sun to set. The young boys were herding cattle back to their manyattas and I guess it just hit me. At a young age, a Maasai boy must learn how to become a man and a warrior, and insights and wisdom are passed down the generations. My goal was, therefore, to capture on camera the moment when a father passed down his knowledge of the stars to his son; using the Milky Way and the setting of their semi-permanent hut as compositional elements.”
Travel / Scenic Category Shining a light on the Milky Way in Spitzkoppe, Namibia ÂŠBen McRae. The judges said: An evocative, seemingly impromptu image that captures the grandiose scale of the Milky Way in its superb simplicity. The juxtaposition of light and dark creates the drama rather than relying on action.
Wildlife Category A lioness prepares to hunt in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania ÂŠRoie Galitz The judges said: Colour, texture and composition combine to create a striking photo of a feline in contemplative action.
Wildlife Category An elephant bull walks to the water in Amboseli National Park, Kenya ÂŠPieter Ras. The judges said: The low angle shot, bold lines and use of black and white make for an imposing image of this iconic African species that stands out on the dusty plains against a dramatic sky.
Wildlife Category A honey badger at Cubitje Quap waterhole in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park ÂŠWillem Kruger The judges said: Endearing photo of a usually aggressive animal that captures a poignant, almost human moment of reflection in crystal clarity.
Traditional Culture Category Children create a makeshift house in Motsoaledi informal settlement, South Africa ©Ilan Ossendryver The judges said: The use of colour is captivating in this Pop Art-esque image, which so wonderfully represents the creativity of the joyful human spirit.
Wildlife Category A young baboon strikes a pose in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania ©Jacques-Andre Dupont The judges said: Reminiscent of Rodin’s The Thinker, this cute little fellow stole the judges’ hearts thanks to its focus and interesting posture.
Wildlife Category A black eagle takes a branch to its nest in Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, South Africa ©Ernest Porter. The judges said: A Quidditch player in the making, it wasn’t just the hallowed stance of this black eagle that caught the judges’ attention, but also the balance of the composition and sharp focus throughout.
Wildlife Category An underwater dancer in Protea Banks, a top dive site off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa ©Pier Mane The judges said: Bold colours and clarity make for a magical image of Africa’s often overlooked marine diversity.
Wildlife Category A male lion in the twilight of his reign in Kruger National Park, South Africa ©Craig Hayman. The judges said: Dramatic composition reigns supreme in this evocative black and white image that captures one of Africa’s most regal predators in a natural, rugged state.
Wildlife Category A hyena gets caught in the rain ©Nick Rabjohn. The judges said: It was the element of mystery that enticed our panel to select this intriguing silhouette of a hyena that was taken in difficult atmospheric circumstances.
Wildlife Category Greener pastures for a white rhino in a private game reserve in South Africa ÂŠMark Winckler The judges said: An intimate moment is shared with one of the Big Five thanks to the use of shadow and contrasting colours.
Wildlife Category A rainy day for a lion in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania ÂŠPanos Laskarakis. The judges said: Standard rules of photography are defied with the centred eye contact of this muddied big cat, which draws you into its world and makes for a very powerful photo.
Wildlife Category A hornbill and a hare in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania ©William Walldén. The judges said: An incredibly sharp image of a hornbill displaying its resourcefulness by capturing an unusual source of prey, forcing the viewer to surmise as to the story behind it.
Travel/Scenic Category The surreal landscape of the sulphur pools at Dallol in the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia ©Trevor Cole. The judges said: Luminous colours bring to life this other worldly image of one of Africa’s most extraordinary landscapes, which even bears resemblance to a map of the continent.
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The secretive creatures of Namibiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forgotten corner An intensive small and meso-mammal study of Kavango East conservancies Words and photographs by: Dr. Morgan Hauptfleisch, Namibia University of Science and Technology
n the north-eastern corner of Namibia, where the Kavango East region envelops northwest Botswana, lies a relatively undisturbed broad-leaf woodland on deep sandy soils with healthy populations of wildlife. Two conservancies, George Mukoya and Muduva Nyangana, cover an area of over 1 000 km2 directly north of Khaudum National Park, separated from it by only a narrow jeep track. Villages and family settlements dot the landscape, as do mahangu and maize fields. These crops, along with goats, are the primary form of subsistence here. The third conservancy in the region, Joseph Mbambangandu,
borders the Kavango River approximately 30km east of Rundu. These three conservancies were the study locations for an ambitious
mammal survey expedition by the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) and Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).
community members, carrying 320 small mammal traps, 75 meso-mammal traps and 120 pitfall traps, used scientificallyguided methodologies to understand which mammals occur, in what numbers and in which habitats.
What the study found: Over the course of twelve nights, 412 mammals were trapped, marked, weighed, and released. Mark-recapture ratios provided a basis for estimating the population size of each species. The
valuable biological data for the species captured. Sixteen small mammal and six meso-mammal species were recorded
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in the biodiversity records for this area Top four small mammal species found in the concervancies
as a result of its remoteness and sparse
So why the fuss about small mammals? Often forgotten, small mammals make up an important link in Namibian ecosystems as prey, seed dispersers and bioturbators (soil tillers). They can also be good indicators of ecosystem
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condition and health, and can act as a proxy for biodiversity conservation
network of deep sandy 4x4 tracks.
1 George Mukoya
shows the total number of the four most
biological information for the under-
common small mammals trapped.
studied species. It further provided
The graph shows that the Bushveld
a solid baseline for a repeat of this
gerbil (Gerbilliscus leucogaster) is most
survey in a few years. Such a time series
common in the conservancies. This large
could show to what extent community
gerbil is a nocturnal granivore (seed
conservation has improved biodiversity
eater) and digs extensive burrows. The
and ecosystem health. The survey sites
deep sandy soils of George Mukoya
were each marked and pitfall traps
and Muduva Nyangana are ideal for this
remain in place (covered with lids and
species, while the mahangu fields and
sand) and can easily be reopened for
healthy pasture grasses provide ample
repeat surveys. Community members
forage. It was also the largest of the
were excited to be part of some hands-
rodents captured, with some individuals
on conservation research, and now
weighing in excess of 120g.
understand that conservation is about
The Multimammate mouse (Mastomys
The Bushveld gerbil (Gerbilliscus leucogaster)
far more than just lions and elephants.
coucha) was the second most common
species captured. It is a pioneer species,
researchers in scientific field techniques.
indicating some disturbance in all three
Fernandu Khaebeb, an honours student
conservancies. As hinted at in its common
from NUST, used the results for his mini-
name, females have six rows of teats,
thesis in nature conservation and added
which allows them to successfully raise
the records to the Namibia Mammal
up to 12 young in a litter. Population
Atlas, another NNF-supported initiative.
future The Multimammate mouse (Mastomys coucha)
explosions of this species can lead to extensive crop damage. The smallest species trapped was this Pygmy mouse (Mus indutus). This adult male weighed a mere 4 g. The Red musk shrew (Crocidura Pygmy mouse (Mus indutus)
hirta) is a small insectivore often found in sandy areas. This species was mostly caught in pitfall traps as it is too light to trigger box traps. Two species of this genus were trapped, with the other species yet to be identified at the National Museum in Windhoek. The Pouched mouse (Saccostomys campestris)
omurambas (ancient river beds) of all three conservancies. The only local species with cheek pouches and a tiny pink tail, it is sometimes called the African hamster.
What now? The
â&#x20AC;&#x153;Founded in 1987, the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) 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. www.nnf.org.naâ&#x20AC;?
Red musk shrew (Crocidura hirta)
The Pouched mouse (Saccostomys campestris)
Namibia Mammal Atlas project, and
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Namibia - a journey It is one of the ironies of my life that I took my family to Namibia to escape humanity, yet it was the humanity we encountered that will be a story forever in our hearts. Words by: Yvonne Boden Photographs by: Caleb Shepard
o - what makes a menopausal
soul. The desert sunsets, the silence of
us – “this is part of the adventure”
woman with a husband, whose
the dunes, and the colours of Namibia
was my mantra as we bundled
enthusiasm for adventure has been
worked their magic on me and some
our luggage into the back of
pruned by years of employment with a
part of me wanted to share that with
the air-conditioned twin cab. In
large corporate, and with two teenage,
my crew, who spend too much time
their defence, my three male
technology-addicted stepsons, (who
communicating with their thumbs and
travelling companions were in
are at that age that is delicately referred
staring at screens of varying sizes. Of
fine spirits as we headed off,
to as “challenging”), decide to book a
course it didn’t hurt that the vacation
suitably blown away by the
family holiday to the Namibian desert
specialist who dealt with my booking
magnificent vistas as Windhoek
in the height of summer? Were the hot
disappeared as a speck in our rear-
flushes and night sweats not severe
personified and she made the logistics
view mirror and they contemplated
enough? Was this a “Shirley Valentine”
and arrangements a non-event – all I
their first encounter with the desert
moment? Or a re-write of “One Flew
had to do was organise a dog-sitter
landscape that, till then, had been
over the Cuckoo’s nest”? Those were
something that their (mad) stepmother
the questions that tormented me from
knowing the youth of today, I was not
had rambled on and on about, often
the time that I made the booking to
a little apprehensive as the flight made
after consuming the odd glass of the
its way to Windhoek. This anxiety was
old grape. Comments such as “this
tarmac of Hosea Kutako Airport came
somewhat alleviated when Wi-Fi was
is, like, so cool” (a phrase I truly do
into my vision.
(joyfully) located in the airport building
not understand) and “there’s, like, no
The truth of the matter was that
and our “on the ground” liaison guest
one around” and “you can’t see, like,
some years previously, as a mature
safari expert was waiting with a board
anyone” emanated from their mouths
single woman, I had made a trip to
reflecting our names – just as we were
and I listened with joy, heartened
Sossusvlei to “find myself” – whatever
told would happen.
by the thought that perhaps this trip
that means – and that trip, more so
The stifling hot air that assaulted us
would teach two teenagers that there is
than any other destination I have ever
as we made our way to the car rental
truly nothing more beautiful than the
visited, left an indelible print on my
parking area was not going to trouble
stark, uninhabited spaces of Namibia
FROM LEFT The Shepard family; Caleb, Yvonne, Jordan and Dean.
and that no electronic device or game,
back graciously to allow the menfolk
luggage and the reality of our situation
no matter where it is downloaded from,
to change the tyre, noting that we were
slowly took hold: we hadn’t passed
could measure up to this. And then it
pretty much out of water and that this
anyone for hours, there was no sign of
happened: 42 degrees heat outside,
exercise would result in three dusty,
any habitation as far as our eyes could
around midday, 150 kilometres from
thirsty, hot companions with no ability
see, we had very little water and we had
our destination, and a puncture.
to clean off or assuage their thirst. But
no cell phone signal whatsoever. The
Assuring them that, while emerging
hey – it’s only another 150 kilometres
thing about children, even teenagers,
from the air-conditioned vehicle was
to go – how bad could this be? The
is that parents are expected to have
not something we were keen to do, this
the answer to everything and this was
was nonetheless part of the adventure,
when my eldest stepson ascertained
no exception. It was not necessary for
and urging them to remain cheerful
that the spare tyre had been bolted to
either my husband or I to say much
and upbeat, we exited the comfort
the undercarriage of the vehicle with a
– the tension was palpable – as they
of the vehicle. Believing my role in
heavy duty padlock, the key to which
tried to wrestle with a padlock that
the family to be that of a managerial
had not been given to us. Although I
hadn’t been opened for ages and was
position of ensuring quality control,
don’t “travel light”, I don’t generally
after inspecting the damage I stood
carry heavy duty bolt cutters in my
Some half hour later as I glanced in despair over my shoulder at the route we had come, the impossible seemed to appear – a minute speck of dust suggesting an approaching vehicle. Announcing to my husband that that vehicle had to be stopped and that if I had to disrobe to catch the driver’s attention I would do so, we waited as the speck took on the outline of a truck and steadily approached us. It was as agonising as waiting for a kettle to boil, but the driver slowed down and thankfully no disrobing was required
to induce him to stop. Emerging from the truck was a local farmer who was travelling with his wife and who I will call simply “Koen”. Koen calmly assessed the problem and offered as a solution the loan of his spare wheel in order to get back on the road. Of course his truck was not the same model or make as our hired twin cab and Koen told us to proceed with the mismatched wheel for a distance of six kilometres where we would find him waiting by his farm gate. With no further delay Koen set off, leaving us to limp slowly after his dust trail. I have been known to display a certain amount of scepticism when it comes to humanity and I confess
for the next 45 minutes. The appearance
road en route to Sossusvlei, where we
to viewing this offer with suspicion
of the big rock was not surprising to
arrived in time to witness a spectacular
– what could Koen possibly farm in
my crew, and neither was the existence
sunset that exceeded any descriptions I
this stark unforgiving countryside?
of the signs that Koen told us to look
had ever given to my crew.
- Yet there he was, waiting in the
out for. When we emerged at Tsauchab
Our trip to Namibia was quite simply
blistering heat for a bunch of strangers
River Camp, truly an oasis in the midst
too short. It is a country of indescribable
to make an appearance. On arrival he
of nothingness, we were greeted as
beauty but ultimately it was our
explained that we should proceed for a
friends, offered a cold drink and a place
encounter with the people that blew us
further distance of 16 kilometres, that
to sit while the injured tyre was expertly
away. “Namibians live their lives looking
we should turn left at the big rock and
fixed, the offending padlock cut off the
forward, not trying to rewrite history”
continue down a road looking out for
spare tyre in case we needed to get at
was what our ranger explained to me.
signs to Tsauchab River Camp where
it (heaven forbid!) and the assurance
It is one of the ironies of my life that I
his friend would be waiting for us, a
given that Koen’s loaned spare wheel
took my family to Namibia to escape
friend who runs a holiday camp facility
would be safely returned to him when
humanity, yet it was the humanity we
and also fixes tyres! Koen ended by
he next passed. For the princely sum of
encountered that will be a story forever
wishing us a pleasant holiday and
NAD135 we were quickly back on the
in our hearts.
telling us not to worry to return the wheel – indeed we still had far to travel and he would collect it himself later that week. At that point it was all too much for me and I was convinced that we had encountered a lunatic who had spent too much time in the Namibian desert with insufficient water – turn left at the big rock? A friend who fixes tyres? My crew however were less hysterical and we continued our journey as instructed by Koen – feeling every rock and every inch of the road
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Scuderia Ferrari still personally yours Family man and CEO of Scuderia SouthAfrica, Mervyn Eagles, takes time out for a coffee and a chat with Flamingo magazine. Words and photographs by: Mark Pettipher
or over 40 years, Viglietti Motors,
little town in central Italy, not far from
Mervyn says that he enjoys going
established in Cape Town in 1972
the provincial capital of Modena.
back to Windhoek; however Cape Town is where his heart is.
by seven brothers and lead by Gabriel
“We are of course talking about
Viglietti’s guiding hand, was known as
Maranello, where the world’s most
“I’ve always been interested in
the home of Ferrari in South Africa and
recognisable brand is headquartered.
Ferraris,” says Mervyn. “As a young
the official dealer of Maranello’s finest
The badge that is chosen by this
boy during my high school time, I
for sub-Saharan Africa.
incredible brand is the ‘Scuderia
used to cycle through to the service
Mervyn Eagles, formally a graduate
Ferrari’ shield. We believe that this
centre in Woodstock and look through
of the University of Cape (UCT) Law
association and tie-in to the symbol
the window of the showroom at the
faculty, has been the CEO since 2011.
of Ferrari is the way of the future and
stable of magnificent gleaming metal,
something in which we can share a
dreaming as any young boy would, of
great deal of pride.”
maybe one day owning such a prize.”
At the launch of their flagship showroom in Bryanston, Johannesburg in March 2015, Mervyn commented
And so the name Scuderia South
“I began talking to the Viglietti’s
in an interview with Business Day
Africa was introduced into South Africa.
and soon a friendship was struck.”
Live, “While we are still attached to
47 year old father of four, Mervyn
Mervyn goes on to say, “Our true
our history and tradition, we have to
was born in Cape Town. At aged seven
friendship came about when, as
embrace the future and that means
Mervyn’s parents moved to Namibia
a student, I ‘blew up’ the motor of
we need to adopt a new title for the
in 1976, moving from Claremont -
my Fiat 124 Sport. I had no tools,
business. We spent a great deal of time
Cape Town to Windhoek, in a period
skills or money to repair it and
contemplating various options and
of severe drought; it proved to be a
after an abortive attempt at home
decided to go back to our roots. Our
bit of a culture shock; it was a very
repairing the Fiat myself, the Viglietti
roots, like those of any Ferraristi, run
different experience living in an arid
brothers told me to bring the car to
deep, red, and head straight back to a
area, but it is with fondness that
the workshop – there I rebuilt the
CEO Mervyn Eagles with the recently launched Spider.
motor with their assistance – all they
Mervyn still has ties with Namibia;
only great fun, he says, but was a
wanted as payment was a bottle of
he has a brother in Windhoek who is
huge success as well. “There is a very
wine. It was one of those rare and
a well-known surgeon, and a younger
good, but limited market in Namibia,”
sister who lives in Swakopmund. “My
brother is a highly successful surgeon
Although Mervyn is the CEO of
graduated with a BA LLB, practiced as
with two children, and my sister
Ferrari in South Africa he drives, for
a Prosecutor in Namibia for just under
is a stay-at-home mother with four
practical reasons, a white Mercedes
a year, completed his articles in Cape
beautiful children,” he says. “I have
GLS. His young family is the main
Town and qualified as an attorney.
four children, Marcus three, Aaron
influence for this.“It has seven seats,”
Thereafter and for just on fifteen years,
one and a half, Joshua nineteen and
says Mervyn, “also I can tow my boat
he served as an Advocate at the Cape
daughter Jenna seventeen.”
with it. I do however alternate between
Mervyn’s passion for Ferrari is
the GLS and a Ferrari FF; we don’t own
Over the years, since returning
evident when he talks of a particular
Ferraris yet, maybe once the children
to Cape Town and qualifying as a
event, where he organised a tour
have grown up.”
lawyer, Mervyn’s relationship with the
and test drive of Ferraris to Namibia.
However, at age thirty, Mervyn did
Viglietti’s was maintained. Eventually
Under the sponsorship of Shell Vivo,
buy his first Ferrari, a fiberglass 308
he joined the board and acquired a
they shipped the cars to Windhoek
in 1997, at that time second hand.
sharholding, grew to become CEO
and from there drove to the coast,
It cost him R175,000; a similar one sold
and seized the opportunity to buy
just recently for R4.2 million. Which
the majority share from the brother’s
and promoting a new brand of fuel
former BEE partners.
along the way. This event was not
you are buying not only a Ferrari as
“There is an amazing programme;
The 488 Spider trades the 458’s
where you can tailor make and spec
the car as you wish, you can sit with
engine for a Maserati-derived twin-
the Ferrari designated designers and
turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine that
custom make the interior of your car.”
delivers 661 horsepower at 8,000
Mervyn adds, “Ferrari also has a unique
rpm and 560 lb-ft. of torque at 3,000
programme, the one-off programme;
rpm, figures that represent generous
here you can design and build your
increases over the outgoing model.
own Ferrari. The Ferrari design team
The eight-cylinder is also found under
takes an existing base platform, and
the hood of the California T.
over a period of 18 months to two years you have your own custom made car.” “If there is any particular aspect of
All of that power is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dualclutch
a Ferrari that you like from various
that manages to be both smooth and
previous models, you can build that
incredibly quick - shifts are achieved
into your own spec.”
in four-tenths of a second. A built-in
The recent launch of the Ferrari Spider was hugely successful in both
torque management function helps get the power to the pavement.
Johannesburg and Cape Town, says
Helping to make the 488 Spider
Mervyn, “The launch was about the
sublime driving dynamics possible is
Ferrari experience, it’s about treating
a rigid, lightweight aluminum chassis
the customers to something that is
that features advanced alloys and
“In spite of the South African
economy the Spider and 488 GTB
suspension is composed of a twin
a status vehicle, but one that is an
are sold out for this year and we are
wishbone/multi-link setup, and an
investment as well.
well on the way to selling out next
Mervyn pointed out that no one
year’s as well, which endorses the
apportion power so as to make
wants to sell their cars and draws
value of Ferrari as an investment,” says
attention to the increase in value of
on whether or not people can take
at R7 million.
the value of the Rand, he said “All
our customers are local; Ferrari are
would buy, given the choice: “I enjoy
quiet strict about selling their cars,
the V12s, the F12 scares me though –
customers must be from our designated
its a phenomenal car. I prefer the FF
and the new GTC4Lusso, that I saw in
The Ferrari 488 Spider is essentially
Milan a few months ago; it definitely
an updated version of the 458 Spider.
has my name on it,” he says. “It would
have to be white though.”
indescribable but incredibly potent
produce any colour that you like,
Ferrari allure, the 488 Spider - and
explains Mervyn, “The cars do come
its hardtop sibling, the 488 GTB -
in a range of standard colours as well
are among the most desirable rides
on the market.
Testerossa was recently offered for sale When
Of course Mervyn follows racing, and in his opinion, Brazilian Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna was the best driver to have graced the circuits. Sadly Senna was killed in an accident whilst leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Today Mervyn follows German Sebastian Vettal, not because he drives
because he enjoys his personality. Vettal is the four-time Formula 1 World the
2011, 2012, and 2013 with Red Bull Racing and is reputed to be the most successful F1 driver of all time. He is also only one of four drivers to have won four or more drivers’ titles and is now contracted to drive for Scuderia Ferrari until at least 2017. Bringing the topic back to South African drivers, Mervyn favours Jody Scheckter, whos career debut was at the US Grand Prix in 1972; driving for McLaren, he eventually gave Ferrari the drivers‘ championship in 1979. Of
African drivers, Mervyn says that 20 year old Raoul Hyman is one to watch; he is making inroads in the Formula 3 European Championship.
the best use of available traction.
I technology and incorporated it
Standard carbon fiber brakes are
into their road cars; the rest in the
Going forward, plans for Scuderia
extremely fade-resistant and effective
model range has also gone from
South Africa are well underway,
at bringing the Spider down from
strength to strength.”
though they have demolished the
“That technology not only makes
old Viglietti showroom building to
When asked about why the sales
the cars incredibly safe to drive, you
make way for a tower block. Mervyn
are doing so well Mervyn said, “The
can go from 0 – 100 in 3 seconds,
is not keeping the showroom in
brand ascendancy has been built on
but more importantly you can stop
Roeland Street in Cape Town, but,
for many years, the cars have gone
equally as quickly,” he goes onto
from strength to strength – take the
say. “The design of the road cars is
identity directives from Italy, Mervyn
mid range engines – the F430 to 458
also greatly influenced by Ferrari’s
is looking forward to moving to the
and now the 488 V8s, Ferrari has
new BAT complex at the entrance to
taken their cutting edge Formula
pleasing to the eye.”
shunned the idea of the Waterfront, due to access issues during the peak tourist season. However, the new showroom at the Waterfront entrance will not only afford them greater brand visibility – Scuderia South Africa will be one of the first luxury motor brands that you will see when coming into Cape Town – it will also have easy access. Keeping continuity within the group is Vito Viglietti, nephew of the older brother; Vito is Cape Town’s workshop manager. “He’s an absolute genius
an amazing after sales team, dedicated
success, after all Enzo Ferrari said,
and an amazing technical wizard;
to excellent service. Highly qualified
‘it’s best you sell a customer their first
he is well known in these parts, as
and skilled technicians, trained locally
car from the showroom, but every
well as in Italy; if there is a problem
and abroad, are the backbone of our
other one from the service center.”
we go to him. Furthermore, we have
business. This team is the basis of our
Mervyn and Liza Eagles. Liza is a former fashion model and an interior designer, she has spent time in New York and worked in exotic locations such as Iceland, India, Spain Malaysia and Bali, as well as London. The couple have been together for fifteen years and married for four. Mervyn, as a junior advocate, met his bride-to-be one evening whilst working with Liza’s father on a trial at her family home; it was love at first sight.
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The wheel story: New Models round up JAMES SIDDALL on what's happening in the wonderful world of wheels...
GT-RRR Improbable as it might sound to fans familiar with the vehicle, the allconquering Nissan GT-R has just gone and got yet better. And substantially so at that. The 2017 model has been revealed, and it includes styling upgrades inside and outside, major driving-performance enhancements, and key new features. In fact, these all make for the most significant
changes to Nissan's halo model since its 2007 introduction. The whole package is yet more head-swivelling than ever, with a significantly more premium and tech-laden cockpit, while a hot new colour called Ultimate Shiny Orange has been added. As for performance, well, the GT-R's much-lauded 3.8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with each unit handcrafted by its own technician â&#x20AC;&#x201C; now bangs down
419kW and 637Nm of torque at 33005800 rpm. The revised engine is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission that features smoother shifts and reduced noise levels. Handling is yet further enhanced, as is ride comfort, and the new car is the most comfortable GT-R yet. The first vehicles are expected in South Africa around the end of August. And, yes, the two Nissan High Performance Centres in SA will certainly assist customers from Namibia. Should a customer go to their nearest Namibian dealership, they'll be referred to the appropriate NPHC. We can't even begin to tell you how much we want one.
Star turn Despite what you might have been told as a kid, you really can have your cake and eat it. Case in point is the new Mercedes C 350 e plugin hybrid which mates frugality and refinement with a healthy dose of sporting performance. And with a range of 31 kilometres in purely electric mode, local emissionfree driving is now a reality. Its fourcylinder petrol engine, in conjunction with a powerful electric motor, gives it a total system output of 205 kW and
torque of 600 Nm. The South Africanbuilt C 350 e also turns in a zero-to100km/h time of 5.9 seconds, and a top speed of 250km/h. Yet overall fuel consumption is just 2.1 litres per 100km. Remarkable. Of course, the full range of creature comforts and safety systems that you'd expect from a Mercedes-Benz are all present and correct.
X-Rider marks the spot Isuzu specialises in bakkies as you doubtless know. And darn hardy,
competent ones at that. So it's just another reason to welcome a new special-edition to the range â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the KB X-Rider. This machine is based on the KB 250 HO Hi-Rider 4x2 in extended and double cab body styles, and has a number of nifty styling cues. Among them, black diamond-cut 18-inch alloys and black tubular side steps, as well as certain features that mark this special-edition KB as being true to its workhorse roots. The X-Rider boasts an uprated towbar with a 2.1-tonne braked trailer capacity, LED daytime running lights, and remote keyless entry. It also comes with leather seats, with the X-Rider logo embroidered on the front headrests, while the leathertrimmed steering wheel, which is equipped with a full array of satellite controls, stands out thanks to the red stitching and Isuzu badge in its centre. Plus there's red stitching on the gearlever gaiter, steering wheel and the seats.
Piano Black inserts are used on the doors (with a bold red ‘X’ motif), with the same high-gloss finish used to highlight air conditioning vents, the sound system, and the gearshift console. Nice. Power comes courtesy of Isuzu's trusted 2.5-litre turbodiesel making a meaty 100kW and 320Nm, while you can get your X-Rider in Summit White, Switchblade Silver or Maranello Red.
Drop-top delight Given our climate, there are few automotive experiences as sublime as drop-top motoring. So the recent addition of the most affordable way to buy into the Mercedes convertible family – the new C-Class Cabriolet – is a welcome addition indeed. The fully automatic fabric soft top can be opened and closed in 20 seconds at speeds of up to 50km/h, while the likes of the Aircap electric draught stop system, and Airscarf neck-level heating mean it's a car for all seasons – winter included. The six-model range encompasses derivatives ranging from mild to wild, with outputs stretching from 125kW to 375kW, while for the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic variant permanent all-wheel drive is now available. Standard equipment levels are stellar. Naturally. Ditto safety levels. And styling is as graceful, evocative and
timeless as any of this vehicle's more expensive open-top Benz siblings.
Automatic for the people The Ford Ranger line-up has gone from large to massive. And with the addition of nine 2.2 TDCi automatic derivatives to the range, there are now no less than 36 models to choose from – which means there's a Ranger for every conceivable application. These nine new machines use a turbodiesel making 118kW and 385Nm mated to a slick six-speed automatic, and include Single Cab, Super Cab, and Double Cab derivatives, with vastly varying spec levels.
“The Ford Ranger has been a huge success story for Ford, not only in South Africa, but around the world,” says Tracey Delate, General Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA). “The automatic transmission option on the Ranger 3.2 has dominated sales due to its smooth operation and ease of use, combined with the superb power and torque of the Duratorq TDCi engine. “We are delighted to now introduce this sophisticated automatic transmission to the Ranger 2.2 TDCi, providing unparalleled comfort and
driving convenience, matched to the superb performance and efficiency of Ford’s latest generation Duratorq diesel engines.” Watch these babies fly out of the showrooms.
Coupé coup We've long admired Lexus products – and now even more so with the addition of the RC 200t coupé to the line-up. Performance from the latest Lexus is healthy. Its two-litre, four-cylinder turbo motor makes 180kW and 350Nm of torque. That will take it from rest to 100km/h in 7.5 seconds, topping out at 230km/h. And – cliched as it might sound – the whole package is just oh-so effortlessly elegant. With a healthy dose of exclusivity thrown in. Glenn Crompton, Vice President of Marketing for Lexus, rather nicely explains the market positioning of this machine. “Cars like the RC exist not as volume cars, but as aspirational products designed to draw in the young and the young at heart. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo provides an accessible point of entry for lifestyle buyers who want the
statement of a luxury coupé balanced with the efficiencies afforded by a smaller capacity powerplant. “In this context the new RC 200t fits the brief perfectly – it’s stylish, refined, frugal and generously stocked with a pleasing athleticism to it. It boasts an emotional draw too – key among them its striking looks – and some creditable dynamic skills.” Exactly Glenn. And as with pretty much all Lexuses, the list of standard equipment is long and lavish, while the whole package is beautifully built.
Fullback fast forward Here in this part of the world we have a monster appetite for one-ton bakkies. And while Fiat is hardly a name that we'd associate with this class of machine, the all-new Fiat Fullback seems set to take some market share. I haven't yet driven it, but it's billed as robust and reliable – like the rugby or American football position after which it is named – and the range encompasses three configurations, three trim levels, three engines and two gearboxes. The Fullback is part of the Fiat Professional brand.
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Astra travelling The all-new Opel Astra has everything it takes to be a class leader, writes JAMES SIDDALL...
t is hardly hyperbole to say that the Opel Astra has its work cut out for it. After all, it sits in a segment whose stalwarts include the muchlauded VW Golf 7. But the new, 11th-generation Astra is more than up to the task. For a start it's the 2016 European Car of the Year, and it comes complete with a trio of engines – namely a one-litre turbo, a new 1.4-litre turbo, and a 1.6-litre turbo.
It's also laden with the sort of driver assistance and safety systems that you'd expect from far more expensive cars. And it's crushingly capable, comfortable, and competent. Now I've just spent a week with a 1.4T Enjoy model with a six-speed manual 'box. This included extensive urban travelling as well as a thousand kilometre-plus inter-city trip – and I can confirm that the Astra doesn't just live up to expectations. It exceeds them on every front from ride and refinement to economy and equipment levels, with “my” 1.4T model sipping a sparrowlike 5.1 litres per 100km.
Yet performance proved excellent. This motor makes 110kW and 230Nm between 2000 and 4000rpm in manual guise (there is also a six-speed automatic). Enough to whip it from rest to 100km/h in 8.5 seconds, topping out at 215km/h. It also all just reinforced the fact that this five-door hatchback is not just a mild evolution of the outgoing car but a massive leap forward. There is a huge amount to say about this Opel. I'm going, however, to focus on the highlights and these include it being up to 200kg lighter (depending on the model), while at the same time torsional rigidity is improved. This translates into superb wieldiness and fuel economy, all further aided by excellent aerodynamics (figure on a CD of just 0.285),
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and start/stop technology in all three of the Ecotec engines. Remarkably in an age where cars seem to get larger and lardier with each new incarnation, the Astra's overall length is down by five centimetres, and its height is decreased by half of that. Yet the interior is roomier than ever, and it's also worth noting – and this comes after a total of perhaps 16 hours spent in “my” test unit – the seats are superbly supportive, scoring close to a perfect ten on the ergonomic scale. Tech abounds too. Try nextgeneration IntelliLink touch screen with satellite navigation and an advanced infotainment interface as well as IntelliLux LED matrix lighting, which truly does turn night into day. Also available is the latest generation Opel Eye front camera.
The camera has a wide range of functions which include monitoring the IntelliLux LED Matrix System, Traffic Sign Assist (TSA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) with Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Following Distance Indication (FDI), and Forward Collision Alert (FCA) with Low Speed Collision Mitigation Braking (LSCMB). These systems might sound complex in theory – but in practice they work seamlessly and simply, and rapidly become indispensable. Forward Collision Alert, for instance, helps avoid or reduce front-end crashes. Basically it uses the car's front camera system in the windscreen to detect a vehicle directly ahead, within a distance of 60 metres. Approach the car in front too quickly and you're met with a warning chime, while an alert in the Driver Information Centre is provided, and a flashing red LED stripe is projected on the windscreen. FCA operates automatically above eight km/h, and can be deactivated when not needed. Of course, safety measures are extensive, and in addition to a rigid passenger cell there are front airbags for driver and co-driver, thorax-pelvis side airbags and full-length curtain airbags for the first and second row. Naturally, too, you have the likes of Cornering Brake Control to provide directional vehicle stability during cornering while braking, and Torque Vectoring by Brakes. This improves agility and gives a more direct steering feel by initiating braking interventions at the inner wheel of the rear axle or
both axles, while engine torque may also be increased to negate the effect. Yet it all works so seamlessly that you don't notice it. All Astras include a five-year/120 000km warranty, a five-year/90 000km service plan, and roadside assistance. But perhaps most importantly of all, this machine is yet more entertaining and involving to pilot than its illustrious forebears.
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Their world in colour Dutch artist duo, Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn â&#x20AC;&#x201C; aka Haas&Hahn - have a passion for urban transformation, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re achieving it in the brightest, boldest, most socially aware way imaginable Edited by: Anne Schauffer
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The duo began working together
Dre Urhahn grew up steeped
in architectural theory - both have
documentary about hip hop in the
fathers or uncles who are noted
favelas (shanty town) of Rio and São
urban planners in Holland. Jeroen
Paolo for MTV.
Koolhaas (Rotterdam, 1977) studied
Academy in Eindhoven, and has
nor Urhahn were driven to effect
been working as a freelance audio-
change through theory, but rather
visual designer and illustrator for
the New Yorker magazine since
on the ground. Inspired by their
(Amsterdam, 1973), studied Chinese
on a journey to bring outrageous
language and culture and worked
works of art to unexpected places,
as a journalist, copywriter, and art-
be it the favelas (shanty towns) of
director. He has set up successful
Rio de Janeiro or likewise in Haiti.
companies specialising in different
They began by painting enormous
fields, from event management to
murals in the slums of Brazil… but
collaboratively with the local youth.
Photographs by Haas&Hahn
Koolhaas and Urhahn are known as
on approach to enriching the lives of others is as innovative as it is complex and intensely moving. They work in underserved communities, and mobilise the local community to reinvent their own neighbourhood through extraordinary art projects on a massive scale. Their work in Brazil spawned sister projects worldwide, and in 2011, they took their paint, brushes and concept to North Philadelphia to revitalise a downtrodden commercial strip – they motivated the local youth to paint the facades of buildings a rainbow of riotous colour. This Dutch duo has been invited to present their work in numerous countries and on different occasions, ranging from a show at the United Nations Headquarters to a recent talk for TED Global. They work on a multitude of projects, so they travel extensively to paint and explore communities worldwide. A successful crowd-funding
their recent return to Rio to continue their dream: to organize community members to paint an entire Favela hill. Jeroen Koolhaas uses his graphic talent to create the designs used in the Favela Painting Project, while Dre Urhahn has built up a production background used in the organization of the Favela Painting Project. Free workshops and lectures are part of Haas&Hahn’s Community Art Projects, where discussion around planning, of
place. Participants don’t pay for the workshop, but would have to cover their costs of accommodation etc.
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The Royal Family The Royal Portfolio is a family owned and run group of luxury hotels located in iconic South African destinations. By: The Roving Ambassador
he Royal Portfolio is a family owned and run group of luxury hotels located in iconic destinations across Southern Africa. It started in 1999 when Liz and Phil Biden decided to turn their family bush lodge into a private safari lodge. That lodge is now Royal Malewane - one of the most exclusive safari lodges in Africa and a favourite among celebrities and politicians the world over. Liz explains that, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to share the lovely things that we
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THANDA, under canvas Five-star Thanda Safari – a Private Game Reserve’s tented camp bears little relation to your concept of ‘tent’ or even ‘camp’. These 15 luxury tents tread so lightly on the earth, the experience enhanced by the sheer romance of lanterns, the sensitivity of solar power, and the joy of open showers under an African sky By: Anne Schauffer Photographs supplied
levated, secluded, lying in a large
aboard the open game vehicle for the
a clearing, you stretch your legs and
bed wrapped in the finest linen,
sunrise game drive. It’s so fresh, almost
share your life’s stories with strangers,
the gentlest of African breezes filtering
chilly, so beanies and scarves, coats
soon to be companions, even friends.
through this private, privileged space,
and blankets, until the sun does what
candles flickering, there cannot be, in
it does best...and clothes are slowly
South Africa, a finer sound than that
peeled off. But nothing warms as much
Zululand, and nothing slows the blood
of gentle rain on canvas, accompanied
as the adrenaline at a special sighting
pressure, calms the mind, elicits a
by the rise and fall of the call of
of a large herd of elephant calmly
smile, like the endless landscape that
hyenas in the distance.
moving around you, lazy lions sleeping
feels so ancient yet, every day, is so
And in the morning, waking to the
in the damp grass, the slow curious
new and rich with possibilities.
unmistakable scent of wet earth and
stares of a journey of giraffe pausing
At Thanda Safari Tented Camp, you’ll
vegetation, after a sleep so deep and
in their morning’s treetop snack. The
discover a wonderful combination of
peaceful, you feel as if you’ve been
rapid click of cameras, the sharing
luxury and authenticity...yet with all
on holiday forever. The gentle knock
of binoculars, the group energy and
the right trimmings. There’s very little
on the door, the 5,30am call which
excitement....and then, the welcome
artificial lighting and minimal electric
heralds that first steaming cup of
smell of coffee out in the bush when
power – it’s firelight, starlight, candles,
coffee, perhaps a rusk, before climbing
your game ranger and tracker park in
lanterns and a back-up generator. For
This is Africa, 14 00 exclusive of
safety against wild predators, the Camp has a partial electrified fence along its perimeter, and children under eight aren’t admitted here. Meals at Thanda are sensational, with a vast choice of everything your heart desires. Whether it’s a continental breakfast or a hot cooked one – or both – you’ll be ready for a mid-morning siesta after that dawn start. If it’s warm enough – most of the year round - you’ll want to lounge alongside the pool, on your own private deck, or in the wonderfully decadent ‘sala’ – a communal, covered outdoor
leather couches and sleepers, books, games...and an elevated outlook over a waterhole. It’s here where, if you
spend time, you’ll watch, hidden and
Thanda means ‘love’ in the local
silent, a parade of different animals
isiZulu language, and nowhere is it
coming to drink, and for birders,
more appropriate than the glorious
you’ll compile a good list. I did.
One of the many joys of the bush
‘happiness’ in isiZulu, and it would
is eating outdoors, under the stars.
be difficult not to feel just that. It’s
There’s something so romantic and
entirely private, superior luxury, yet
simple, yet faintly primal and exciting
within easy reach of all amenities. It’s
about it. At Thanda, the boma is a
spacious and exquisitely decorated,
short walk from the main lounge/curio
with a separate lounge and private
shop and dining area – you’re always
splash pool. Solitary but not isolated,
accompanied by game guards after
Jabula Tent is for honeymooners,
dark - and in the centre, a giant, roaring
bridal couples, romantics, and even
fire pit. An icy glass of white wine, the
for families who’d like to be together
flicker of candles on the tables, and
under one canvas roof.
the signature smoky smell of a fire,
And then there’s the Thanda Spa.
speaks to the heart of things. So, too,
Just like all the elevated, airy tents,
the singers and dancers of the local
the Spa is tucked away, down its
community, who entertain with their
own meandering little path through
fluid African moves and harmonious
the indigenous landscape, entirely
voices...as trays of traditional South
African food are served by attentive
A massage, a facial, a pedi...you
staff. There’s something about the
choose. And if a setting accentuates
murmur of voices in the lamplight, the
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showcasing the country in a real and
Fragments of memories from the
unique way. Coincidentally, Gondwana
making of the video clips remained
was in the process of collecting and
with me, images of a blue and white
vintage Mercedes, with antique suitcases
lodges and routes at the time, and the
strapped on the roof rack, careening
production of videos was an activity
through the Namib Desert with all the
that fitted seamlessly into the project.
character and beauty I associate with
EES and Manfred soon began their
this unique country. And, I could still see
series of video clips, starting with the
scenes of EES and Manfred flying their
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camera drone over quiver tree forests
of staff from each lodge describing
at sunset, over the canyon and above
the down-to-earth lodges from their
the century-old church in Lüderitz,
own perspective. They also produced
collecting images to capture the spirit
a video clip for Gondwana called
of the country and the wonder of the
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journey. (Watch out for the upcoming
raindance initiative (and competition)
video clips on Gondwana’s website!)
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Threading our way through the
to save water, reaching over 150 000
Windhoek hills as we neared the capital,
viewers and attracting the attention and
EES went on to tell me about his energy
support of Namibian president, Hage
drink, which as a teetotaller and more
Geingob. Another was the story of
health-conscious consumer he produced
Prof. Mburumba Kerina, the man who
using Guarana and vitamins. “What
was instrumental in naming Namibia,
flavour do you think it is?” EES asked.
which received 100 000 hits. The next
I racked my brains, trying to think of
his products and a flag accompanies
the names of all kinds of tropical fruit.
him to all his concerts. A picture of the
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“Come on,” he said, “you can get this. It’s
Namibian flag emblazons his canvas
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original.” He eventually gave up when
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exciting experience and adventure that
he saw the blank look on my face and
and supermarkets nationwide, often
replied for me: “Nam flava, of course!”
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Highhumour A sickly patient went to her doctor’s office where she underwent a complete physical exam. The doctor said, “I have some very grave news for you. You only have six months to live.” The patient asked, “Oh doctor, what should I do?” The doctor replied, “Marry an accountant.” “Will that make me live longer?” asked the patient. “No,” said the doctor, “but it will SEEM longer.”
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A Rabbi dies and goes to heaven. As he’s approaching the gates, he hears a band of singing and dancing angels approach, and begins to get excited. The lead angel approaches the Rabbi and asks if he would mind stepping aside for a moment. Shocked, the Rabbi does so. The angels march out of the gates and encircle a man who has also approached the gates. The man is a bus driver. The joyous parade of angels carry the bus driver in ahead of the Rabbi. When the parade is gone, an angel returns to the Rabbi and says, “You can come in now.” The angel begins to lead the Rabbi inside alone. The Rabbi, somewhat confused, says, “I’m not one to make waves or anything, but I need to know something. I think I’ve been a good Rabbi. I’ve worked hard all my life. Why is it that the bus driver gets led in by a band of angels ahead of me?” The angel says, “Well, frankly, Rabbi, whenever you preached, people slept. But whenever he drove, people prayed. HARD!!! “
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Automatic Wine Preserver How to keep an open bottle of wine fresh? Well, some people use a rubber cork, while others use a vacuum pump. Elliot Cohen has designed an automatic wine preserver to pump the air out of an opened bottle of wine. All you need to do is insert this device into an opened bottle of wine, secure the preserver, and then the vacuum will remove the excess air automatically. It is important for Elliot to feature this device in an aesthetic way and with that in mind, he designed the wine preserver with a merlottinted base that subtly highlights the vacuum stopper.
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Audio and visual entertainment Programas de entretenimento de áudio e vídeo estão Audio- und Videoprogramme sind an Bord programmes are available on disponíveis nos nossos voos de longo curso e de médio unserer Airbus A330 und A319 Maschinen flights operated using our A330 curso verfügbar. and A319 aircraft. 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 refreshing stream of air.
Unsere Fluggeräte des Typs Airbus A319 und Embraer ERJ135 verfügen über individuelle Frischluftdüsen.
Regulamentos de saúde em determinados aeroportos exigem que a cabine da aeronave deve ser pulverizada. O spray é inofensivo, mas se você acha que pode afetá-lo, por favor, cobrir o nariz e a boca com um lenço.
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.
Should you travel with a baby Se você viajar com um bebê, recomendamos que você we recommend you request a reserve o seu voo mais cedo e não se esqueça de pedir bassinet especially on the long- um berço especialmente nos voos de longo curso haul flights.
Sollten Sie mit einem Baby reisen, empfehlen wir Ihnen besonders auf Langstreckenflügen ein Babybett zu beantragen.
Please do not place any luggage Por favor note que no assento da saída de emergência é under seats at the emergency proibido colocar bagagem de mão debaixo dos assentos. exit seat. Excesso de bagagem de mão será colocada no porão Para garantir uma gestão eficiente e minimizar os danos, Carry-on luggage should be certifique-se que os artigos não pesam mais de 32 kg. stored in the overhead stowage. Certifique-se de etiquetar sua bagagem e garantir que devidamente bloqueado.
“Bitte beachten Sie, dass das Verstauen von Handgepäck unter Ihrem Sitz an den Notausgängen nicht gestattet ist.“
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.
We suggest that passengers do stretching exercises, and move during the flight to improve blood circulation.
Handgepäck ist in den Gepäckfächern über Ihrem Sitz zu verstauen.
Exercício durante a espera para o banheiro. Esta é uma Versuchen Sie, sich während des Fluges boa oportunidade para se esticar e se mover enquanto möglichst oft zu strecken und zu bewegen. So wird Ihr Kreislauf angeregt. em pé na fila. Beba muita água durante todo o vôo Use roupas folgadas, confortáveis para que você se possa descolar facilmente Use sapatos confortáveis, macios para que você possa deslizar ou descalçar facilmente Leve apenas um pequeno saco como bagagem de mão, assim você não precisa de sobre-carregar seus pés e restringir o seu espaço para as pernas
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.
Our Frequent Flyer Programme Air Namibia’s Frequent Flyer Programme is called “Reward$”. Becoming a member enables you to earn valuable miles from all your travels with Air Namibia. These miles can be used to buy tickets, pay for upgrades to business class and pay for excess baggage. Miles are transferable between members and can also be used to purchase tickets for persons other than the member. Joining is absolutely free, PLUS you get up to 500 complimentary miles upon successful subscription. For more specifics on the programme, please refer to the appropriate topic below.
You can register online by visiting our website: www.airnamibia.com.na, or at any Air Namibia ticket office. You will receive a membership pack, including your permanent card, 2-3 weeks after your first flight after registration.
An Electronic Bonus of 300 miles will be allocated to the member on first activity if the member has registered online and selected his communication preference to be e-mail.
Miles are valid for five (5) years after the year in which they were earned. Miles due to expire will always be reflected on your Mileage Summary.
A membership account will automatically be activated after the first flight and successful completion of registration.
If your Miles are not credited for any reason, they can be promptly credited provided the relevant documentation is submitted. It is essential to keep all the relevant documentation including original boarding passes and copies of airline tickets. Members can also claim missing miles online by entering the e-ticket number without the airline code “186”, or contact our Call Center for assistance.
Enrolment Bonus is 500 miles. Enrolment bonuses are allocated to the member’s account on the first activity after registration.
For more information visit:
Air Namibia has also introduced the
www.airnamibia.com.na. If you do not
Corporate Client component to the
have enough miles for a free ticket, you
can purchase miles in batches of 1000
For more information on the Corporate
miles at N$220 – this is only applicable
if you have 50% or more of the value of
employees. Members can accumulate
the Award ticket available. Award tickets
miles in both corporate as well as personal
are valid for 12 months from the date of
accounts, depending on directives from
issue and are processed and issued after
their corporate head.
payment of Airport taxes is received.
Client enrollment, please contact our Call Centre at Tel: +264 61 2996111/6333/6444 or Call.Center@airnamibia.aero
Very Important Note:
Members need to fly once after registration in order to activate their accounts and before miles can be used to redeem tickets, request upgrades or to transfer miles from his/her account to another member’s account.
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Airbus A330-200 Business Class
Number of Aircraft
Wing Span (m)
Maximum Fuel Capacity
860 km/h 233 000 kg
Airbus A319 -100 Business Class
Number of Aircraft
Wing Span (m)
Maximum Fuel Capacity
Number of Aircraft
Wing Span (m)
Maximum Fuel Capacity
820 km/h 70 000 kg
Embraer ERJ135 All Economy Class
820 km/h 19 000 kg
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 allowance, with maximum weight of 7 kg 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 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
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
Schedule 02 July to 03 September 2016 ( ALL times local) NOTE: check-in time should be two hours before departure.
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