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FLAMINGO

Flamingo is published by Media Nova Namibia www.media-namibia.com ISSN: 2026-7924 Publisher Mynard Slabbert Contributors • Anne Schauffer • Neil Strydom • The Roving Ambassador • James Siddall • Dr. Jill S. Heaton • Philip Ellis • Sony Photography Awards • tuvie.com • Helene Wiggett • Anna Mart Kruger www.hawkphotography.org

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IN THIS MONTH’S FLAMINGO 6 Visitors’ Filo-facts Usefull and interesting information on Namibia 7 Air Namibia Information

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Travel information, Frequent Flyer Information, Cargo Service, Destination Map and Fleet Information 16 Events Calendar Your reasons to travel Namibia and the rest of the world 22 Helena Brandt Talented Namibian teacher and artist 30 House of Many Birds Passing on the embroidery skills of the women from Hoachanas 42 Losinj The Roving Ambassador takes us to this gem in the Adriatic Sea 54 Lambert’s Bay

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Anna-Mart Kruger hones her photography skills 60 In the Shadow of a Lizard Discovering the unique girdled lizard of Namibia 66 The Story Behind Taunina Bears How inequality and poverty became bear-able 72 Good Wine Neil Strydom shares his love for Peter Falke Wine Estate 76 You Should have Known Ellis and Partners gives a short brief on business in Namibia 78 High Humor Time for a smile while you are high above the clouds 82 Namibian Splendour In this edition we take a look at some of the entries of the Sony Photography Awards

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90 Motoring 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.

From down right flashy, through practical, this edition sports a model for everyone 102 Sci Tech Gadgets, gizmos, concepts and utter innovation 108 Entertainment Try your hand at Sudoku - easy, medium and hard 112 Air Namibia’s Flight Schedule Plan your next trip on your favourite airline

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The N/a’an ku sê Foundation was founded in 2006 with two aims – to protect and conserve Namibia’s vulnerable wildlife and to improve the lives of the marginalised San community. Marlize van Vuuren and her husband, Dr. Rudie van Vuuren, together with a small dedicated team, started this conservation initiative that has grown into several award-winning projects.

Creating sustainable and long-term solutions in Namibia by playing an active role in nature conservation is important to N/a’an ku sê. They believe in the country’s rich heritage, and even though they can’t undo what is done, their passion for the people and the land is helping to shape Namibia’s future. This vision reached a wider audience with their first internationally successful TV series, Wildlife Orphans, which was aired on DSTV’s Discovery channel and was truly a World-Class programme. Now, a year later, N/a’an ku sê has filmed a second series called Wild Jobs Namibia. This programme not only focuses on the conservation work they’re doing, it also aims to inspire others to get involved in their own communities. Windhoek Lager supports those who protect our heritage, our home, Namibia. Passion inspired their journey to greatness. A passion for 100% Pure Beer was how Windhoek Lager was founded, and we celebrate those who stay true to their passion. Wild Jobs Namibia is proudly brought to you by Windhoek Lager.

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WE CELEBRATE WORLD-CLASS NAMIBIANS WITH A PASSION FOR OUR NATURAL HABITAT.


A Manufacturing Basket that Overflows with Opportunities‌

Namibia is endowed with rich natural resources and offers lucrative investment opportunities across a broad spectrum of economic sectors such as Agriculture, Energy, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Mining, Services and Tourism. With fast turnaround times and a professional service at all times, the Namibia Investment Centre (NIC) is proud to welcome you to the land of the brave. Contact us today for a tailored FDI solution. Namibia, a gem worth investing in‌ Executive Director | Telephone: +264 61 283 7335/2837254 Facsimile: +264 61 220278 | www.mti.gov.na

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VISITORS’ FILO-FACTS General Surface area: 824,268 km² Capital: Windhoek Independence: 21 March 1990 Current president: Dr. Hage G. 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 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

Main Airports: Hosea Kutako International Airport, Eros Airport, 46 airstrips Rail network: 2,382 km narrow gauge 6.2 telephone lines per 100 inhabitants Direct-dialing facilities to 221 countries Mobile communication system: GSM Agreements with 117 countries/255 networks Postal Service affiliated to Universal Postal Union

contact Ministry of Information and Communication Technology – Tel +264 (0)61 282-9111

Social infrastructure One medical doctor per 3,650 people Two privately run hospitals in Windhoek with intensive-care units Medical practitioners (world standard) 24-hour medical emergency services

Climate in °C Feb 16-30°C Apr 13-29°C Jun 7-22°C Aug 9-24°C Oct 12-30°C Dec 16-30°C

Population 2.1 million Density: 2.2 per km² 240,000 in habitants in Windhoek (15% of total) Official language: English 13 regions, 13 ethnic cultures 16 languages and dialects Adult literacy rate: 85% Population growth rate: 2.6% Schools: 1,450

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

Fauna Big game: Elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, 20 antelope species 240 mammal species 250 reptile species 50 frog species 676 bird species Endemic birds include: Herero Chat, Ruckrunner, Damara Tern, Monteiro’s Hornbill

Physical infrastructure 5,450 km tarred roads, 37,000 km gravel roads Harbours: Walvis Bay, Lüderitz

Foreign representation More than 50 countries have Namibian consular or embassy representation in Windhoek. For information,

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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 (0)61 23-0773 in Windhoek 60-86°F 65-84°F 45-72°F 48-75°F 54-86°F 61-86°F

Money matters The Namibian dollar (N$) is fixed to and equals the SA rand. The South African rand is also legal tender. Traveler’s cheques, foreign currency, international Visa, Master Card, American Express and Diners Club credit cards are accepted Drinking water Most tap water is purified and safe to drink. Visitors should exercise caution in rural areas Transport Public transport is NOT available to all destinations in Namibia. There are bus services from Windhoek to Cape Town/ Johannesburg/Vic Falls/Swakopmund. Namibia’s main railway line runs from the South African border, connecting Windhoek to Swakopmund in the west and Tsumeb in the north. There is an extensive network of international and regional flights from Windhoek. Domestic charters to all destinations. www.namibiatourism.com.na

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we are working towards greater choice of flights on our modern and efficient fleet. Rene Gsponer Chief Operating Officer & Acting MD

Dear Guest,

Sehr geehrter Gast,

Caros Convidado

I am delighted to welcome you on board an Air Namibia Flight.

Ich bin sehr erfreut, Sie an Bord unseres Air Namibia Fluges begrüßen zu dürfen.

Tenho muito prazer em recebê-los a bordo de um vôo da Air Namibia.

We are very proud to remind our esteemed customers of the additions to our current schedule which include; the new routes from Walvis Bay to our award winning stations of Johannesburg and Cape Town, additional daily A319 rotations from Windhoek to Johannesburg and an additional ERJ rotation on a daily basis (with the exception of Saturdays) from Eros to Ondangwa.

Mit Stolz möchten wir Sie, unsere geschätzten Kunden, an die Erweiterungen unseres laufenden Flugplans erinnern. Dazu gehören: die neuen Strecken zwischen Walvis Bay und unseren preisgekrönten Stationen in Johannesburg und Kapstadt, zusätzliche tägliche A319 Umläufe von WindhoekInternational nach Johannesburg. Ebenso ein weiterer ERJ Umlauf auf Tagesbasis (mit Ausnahme der Samstage) von WindhoekEros nach Ondangwa.

Temos muito orgulhoso em lembrar aos nossos estimados clientes das adições ao nosso cronograma actual, que incluem; as novas rotas a partir de Walvis Bay para as nossas estações premiadas de Johannesburg e Cape Town, rotações diárias adicionais do A319 de Windhoek para Joanesburgo e uma rotação ERJ adicional em uma base diária (com excepção de sábados) de Eros para Ondangwa.

This expansion on our route network and frequency will give our passengers the assurance that we are working towards greater choice of flights on our modern and efficient fleet. Air Namibia‘s on time departure record ranks in the top 3% measured internationally between more than 400 airlines, a fact we are very proud of. The team continually work to ensure that the experience you enjoy is enhanced by striving for better service delivery. We welcome your comments on your experience with us. Thank you for giving us your business. Thank you for entrusting us with your loved ones, and valuables. We look forward to welcoming you on board again.

Dieser Ausbau unseres Streckennetzes und Häufigkeiten der Verbindungen soll unseren Passagieren Zusicherung sein, dass wir an einer größeren Auswahl an Zielen und Flugmöglichkeiten für unsere moderne und leistungsstarke Flotte arbeiten. Air Namibias Rekord für pünktliche Abflugzeit rangiert unter den ersten 3% einer internationalen Bewertung von über 400 Fluggesellschaften. Ein Ergebnis, auf das wir sehr stolz sind. Unser Team arbeitet ständig daran, Ihren Genuss der Flugreise mit Air Namibia durch eine kontinuierliche Verbesserung des Services noch zu erhöhen. Ihre Rückmeldungen zu ihren Erfahrungen mit uns sind uns sehr willkommen. Danke, dass Sie Air Namibia gewählt haben. Danke, dass Sie uns Ihre Angehörigen und Wertsachen anvertrauen. Wir freuen uns darauf Sie wieder an Bord begrüßen zu dürfen..

Esta expansão na nossa rede de rotas e frequências dará aos nossos passageiros a garantia de que estamos a trabalhar no sentido de criar uma maior oferta de voos na nossa frota moderna e eficiente. A Air Namibia em tempo recorde de partida está classificada no top 3%, calculado internacionalmente entre mais de 400 companhias aéreas, um facto do qual estamos muito orgulhosos. A equipa trabalha continuamente de forma a garantir que a experiência apreciada por si seja reforçada pela procura de uma melhor prestação de serviços. Agradecemos os vossos comentários sobre a vossa experiência connosco. Obrigado por dar-nos o seu negócio. Obrigado por confiar-nos os seus entes queridos, e objectos de valor. Estamos ansiosos em recebê-los novamente a bordo .

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WELCOME ABOARD BEM-VINDO A BORDO WILLKOMMEN AN BORD

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PORTUGUESE

GERMAN

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.

Obrigado por ter escolhido voar com a Air Namibia. Nós prometemos fazer tudo o que podermos para garantir que você tenha um vôo agradável. Se você tiver alguma dúvida ou precisar de ajuda, não hesite em pedir a qualquer um dos nossos assistentes de cabine por favor.

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 attendants are at your service on all our flights, for your safety and comfort.

Todos os nossos voos são servidos por assistentes de cabine altamente profissionais. Eles estão à sua disposição em todos os momentos para fazer o seu voo mais confortável.

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.

Existe um kit de primeiros socorros a bordo de nossos voos, e se os passageiros precisarem de gotas para os olhos ou medicamentos para dores de cabeça, náuseas, azia ou qualquer outra condição relativamente menor. Faça mais perguntas sobre os nossos serviços especiais ao fazer reserva

Eine medizinische Erstversorgung ist auf allen unseren Flügen sicher gestellt. Eine Erste-Hilfe-Ausrüstung befindet sich immer an Bord.

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

Por favor, leia o folheto de segurança no bolso do assento à sua frente e observe a sua saída de emergência mais próxima. Nos voos superiores a três horas (voos de longo curso), recomendamos que você revise o conteúdo do panfleto de segurança novamente.

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

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

Por favor, tome nota que o colete salva-vidas está localizado embaixo do seu assento. O assistente de cabine vai demonstrar quando e como usar o colete salva-vidas em caso de emergência

Ihre Schwimmweste befindet sich unter Ihrem Sitz. Bitte benutzen Sie diese nur auf Anweisung der Flugbegleiter/-innen.

Smoking is prohibited on all Air Namibia flights.

De acordo com a lei da aviação é proibido fumar em todos os voos da Air Namibia, isso inclui fumar quaisquer dispositivos artificiais ou cigarro, como e/ou cigarros eletrônicos. Só é permitido fumar em áreas designadas no edifício do terminal dos aeroportos.

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 flight.

Para a descolagem e aterragem, todos os assentos devem estar na posição vertical. Por favor, tome nota que os assentos nas linhas de saída de emergência não reclinam. Por favor, apertem o cinto de segurança sempre que o sinal do cinto de segurança se acende. Para sua segurança, recomendamos que você o mantenha apertado durante todo o vôo.

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

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

Uma refeição quente ou um lanche é servido em todos os nossos vôos. Alimentação-Special ou refeições vegetarianas estão disponíveis mediante solicitação no momento da reserva. Nós oferecemos uma grande variedade de bebidas.

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


ENGLISH

PORTUGUESE

GERMAN

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

Nós carregamos uma grande variedade de produtos com isenção de direitos a preços competitivos. Por favor, consulte o catálogo no bolso em frente do seu assento.

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 programmes are available on flights operated using our A330 and A319 aircraft.

Programas de entretenimento de áudio e vídeo estão disponíveis nos nossos voos de longo curso e de médio curso

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

Our A319 and ERJ 135 aircraft have individual air vents which can be adjusted to provide a refreshing stream of air.

Alguns dos nossos aviões têm saídas de ar individuais, que podem ser ajustados para fornecer um fluxo de ar.

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.

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 we recommend you request a bassinet especially on the longhaul flights.

Se você viajar com um bebê, recomendamos que você reserve o seu voo mais cedo e não se esqueça de pedir um berço especialmente nos voos de longo curso

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

Please do not place any luggage under seats at the emergency exit seat.

Por favor note que no assento da saída de emergência é proibido colocar bagagem de mão debaixo dos assentos. Excesso de bagagem de mão será colocada no porão Para garantir uma gestão eficiente e minimizar os danos, certifique-se que os artigos não pesam mais de 32 kg. 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.“

Exercício durante a espera para o banheiro. Esta é uma boa oportunidade para se esticar e se mover enquanto 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

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

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

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.

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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.

Registration

Electronic Bonus

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 Expiry

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.

Activation Rules

A membership account will automatically be activated after the first flight and successful completion of registration.

Missing Miles

Enrolment Bonus

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.

Spending Miles

Corporate Clients

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

Reward$

can purchase miles in batches of 1000

For more information on the Corporate

Programme.

Corporate

Management

enables

companies

miles at N$220 – this is only applicable

to

miles

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.

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accumulate

through

their

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.


Our Fleet Average Fleet Age: 7 years

Airbus A330-200 Business Class

Economy Class

Number of Aircraft

2

Length(m)

59

Height (m)

17,4

Cruising Speed

860 km/h

Maximum Passengers

244

Wing Span (m)

60.3

Maximum Fuel Capacity

138 000l

Maximum Take-off Weight

233 000 kg

Airbus A319 -100 Business Class

Economy Class

Number of Aircraft

4

Length(m)

33.84

Height (m)

11.76

Cruising Speed

820 km/h

Maximum Passengers

112

Wing Span (m)

34.09

Maximum Fuel Capacity

23 860l

Maximum Take-off Weight

70 000 kg

Number of Aircraft

4

Length(m)

26.33

Height (m)

6.76

Cruising Speed

820 km/h

Maximum Passengers

37

Wing Span (m)

20.04

Maximum Fuel Capacity

4 198l

Maximum Take-off Weight

19 000 kg

Embraer ERJ135 All Economy Class

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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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Daily Direct Flights from Walvis Bay to CapeTown and to Johannesburg. to Frankfurt and beyond

We get you there

Luanda

Lusaka Katima Ondangwa Rundu Mulilo Victoria Falls

Windhoek

Maun

Walvis Bay Luderitz Oranjemund

Johannesburg

New Route International Regional

Cape Town

Domestic

Offering competitive fares with convenient departure and arrival times For Bookings:

Tel: +264-61-299 6111 callcenter@airnamibia.aero Book Online: www.airnamibia.com Air Namibia Walvis Bay Tel: +264-64-203102 or 064-202867 Email: walvisbay.reservations@airnamibia.aero

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NAKARA SWAKOPMUND The Arcade, Tel/Fax: +264 64 405907 NAKARA BOUTIQUE Shop G4 Mutual Tower Independence Avenue Windhoek Tel/Fax +264 61 224 209 NAKARA SHOP WINDHOEK Independence Ave 131, Gustav Voigts centre Tel: +264 61 231518 NAKARA FACTORY WINDHOEK 3 Solingen Str. Northern Industrial Tel/Fax +264 61 215003

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EVENTS CALENDAR

EVENTS CALENDAR Skeleton Coast Harley

40 For Trust

Davidson Rally

Warehouse Theatre,

Swakopmund, Nambia

Windhoek, Namibia

14 - 17 May 2015

07 May 2015

Excitement is building as the Skeleton Coast Harley Davidson Rally is around the corner. Over the course of the 3 days there will be a jam packed programme to keep the blood pumping. Some of the main events at the rally include: Best Sportster, Best Dyna, Best Softail, Best Touring Bike, Best Rat Bike, Best Bike on Show voted by the public and a Lady Biker Competition. Registrations are open so be sure not to miss out on this adrenalin packed event. For more information and registration go to: www.hognamibia.com.na

“I trust, that’s why I 40” is a common phrase within the borders of Namibia. Thus Free YourMind is bringing you the show “40 for trust” this May. They will give you comedy that is live and direct a hundred percent raw and extremely funny show. The show “40 for trust” will have a line-up of comics that will make you come to the event. These comics will seduce your mind, do foreplay with your sense of humour and guarantee you an orgasm of laughter all night long. The show will look at sexual relationships, sexual innuendos, and general conversations. Stand-up comedy as never seen before. Tickets are available at all Computicket outlets nationwide For more information go to: www.warehousetheatre.com.na

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EVENTS CALENDAR The 2015 Windhoek Wine Show & Barrel Auction Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino, Windhoek, Namibia 29 - 31 May 2015

Rhino poaching has reared its ugly horn in Namibia too. Admittedly not nearly on the endemic scale of many of our neighbours. As many an aspiring criminal with a hunger for a change of scenery have discovered in recent years - in Namibia the arm of the law is long. And remarkably strong. And very, very swift. Sadly, many an optimist who took the view that African law enforcement is all on the same standard, (read nonexistent) have come to realise - to their eternal regret - that assumption is and remains the mother of all bugger-ups. Namibia still boasts one of the lowest violent crime rates in Africa, and part of this success story is that the citizens of Namibia work hand in hand with our law enforcement agencies. Many a guest of our government can attest to this fact whilst enjoying (in the loosest sense of the word) a simple, and fairly uninspiring meal, in practical clothing that would have Coco Channel and Karl Lagerfeld running for the hills, screaming. As part of this collaborative law enforcement initiative - to keep our rhinos horny and happy and alive, the Next Generation Conservation Trust is hosting a black tie wine auction at the prestigious Windhoek Country Club & Resort on 28 May 2015. This initiative - to raise funds for unmanned aerial reconnaissance aircraft capable of filming and tracking both man and animals from 2,4 kilometres, even in the dead of night, as far as 80 kilometres from its base station, is sponsored by Bank Windhoek, and supported by the top business community of Namibia. Over the next three days - 29,30 and 31 May 2015, the 12th annual Wine Extravaganza will follow at the Windhoek Country Club & Resort. 18 of South Africa’s top export boutique wine farms will again offer free unlimited tastings of more than 100 of their finest wines, port, sherries and muskadels. Tickets are available at the door at N$(R) 150 per person. The times of the show are 16h00 - 22h00 on Thursday and Friday, and 11h00 - 18h00 on Saturday. In a nutshell - the Wine Extravaganza is Namibia’s most prestigious trade show. Don’t miss it! For more information and tikctes: barrydevries@mweb.co.za +27 83 225 9000

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EVENTS CALENDAR Good Food and Wine Show The Cape Town Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa 21 - 24 May 2015 “EXPLORE YOUR INNER FOODIE AT OUR SHOW” Good Food & Wine Show 2015 brings you iconic international and local celebrity chefs, showcasing their talent. Be inspired by interactive chef master classes and waken your five senses as you enjoy a tasteful journey of wine, craft beer, decadent cakes, sweets and delicious food. Some of the highlights will be: Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. For Buddy, mixing eggs, sugar, butter and flour means a lot more than “making a cake.” Catch him at the Celebrity Chefs Theatre this year and witness as he brings these ingredients to life! Matt Preston, Internationally acclaimed Chef, award-winning food writer, MasterChef Australia judge & co-host. Matt Preston is known for his quick wit, sharp mind and warm personality. Siba Mtongana, Multiaward winning Freelance Food Writer, Celebrity TV Chef and Food Judge, Siba Mtongana is a passionate and dynamic food enthusiast who brought style and charisma to the South Africa television food scene with her show on Foodnetwork, Siba’s Table. She is proudly the first South African to have her show aired, locally and internationally, in over 128 countries. Surely this is an event not to be missed. We can’t wait to see you at Good Food & Wine Show 2015. For more information: www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za

Delheim’s Wild Mushroom Hunt Delheim Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa 30 - 31 May 2015 The legendary Delheim Wine Estate is offering avid foragers an ex-cep-tional weekend of wild mushroom hunting in its private forest, for enthusiasts to unearth theses elusive, seasonal delicacies and revel in fungi spotting excitement. These foraging excursions are led by Delheim’s Nora Sperling-Thiel and Gary Goldman, a seasoned field expert and mushroom cultivator, and will see intimate groups setting foot for a magical ‘walk on the wild side’, in search of these delicious gems, lurking right there under one’s nose. The whole idea is for visitors to hone their foraging feelers and become comfortable in picking their own mushrooms, whilst embracing the lost art of seasonal foraging. After an exhilarating morning, engaging in ‘the silent hunt’ amidst towering pine trees and indigenous flora, foragers will be rewarded with a mushroom-inspired threecourse lunch in the historic Vat Cellar which promises to leave the taste buds euphoric. “No one should fear the fungi! A short lecture will be given on edible and poisonous mushrooms before you trot off into the forest, so that you know how to identify the good, the bad and the ugly and really enjoy this magical spot at Delheim. There are old mushroom hunters and there are bold mushroom hunters, but there are no bold, old mushroom hunters.

For more information: www.delheim.com

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EVENTS CALENDAR Stars of Comedy and Magic Artcape Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa 09 May 2015

The best in the business are back for one weekend only! Top stars of comedy and magic join forces once again to support the College of Magic’s outreach initiatives in this exclusive glittering gala event. With some of SA’s best stars of stage and screen, special international guests, and a showcase of incredible magical talent, you’ll be laughing with some of the finest entertainers on offer. Enjoy mind-blowing magic, side splitting comedy and incredible illusions. An evening sure to be full of laughter, mystery and surprises. Make sure to book your ticket well in advance.

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Elgin Cool Wine and Country 2015 Elgin Valley, Western Cape, South Africa 02-03 May 2015

The harvest has come to an end, the vineyards are decked in their autumn finery and just as the first vestiges of winter can be felt in the crisp air, the Elgin Wine valley opens its doors to visitors from far and wide for the annual Elgin Cool Wine and Country Festival which is to be held over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd May 2015 from 09h00 until 17h00 daily. Each of the eighteen participating wineries will offer a unique programme, allowing patrons to tailor-make their experience according to their own personal preferences, whilst enjoying a welcome alternative to the hustle and bustle of city life. Award winning wines, a delectable culinary experience, a plethora of outdoor activities, live entertainment and natural scenic wonders will ensure that visitors, young and old, enjoy a memorable time in this hospitable valley.

For more information visit: www.elginwine.co.za

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EVENTS CALENDAR High End Munich, Germany 14 - 17 May 2015

High End is destined to serve the home entertainment industry and with the presence of home entertainment products and systems, communication systems and solutions, entertainment devices, audio and video devices, communication systems, entertainment technologies, games and other components, the event has been attracting millions. With latest entertainment solutions speciďŹ cally destined for domestic use, the event has been one of a kind. The event also paves way for networking and interacting opportunities and it has received wide acclamation in recent years.

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Techtextil Frankfurt, Germany 05 - 07 May 2015

The Techtextil Frankfurt is a leading textile event that features the latest in coated textiles, composites, ďŹ bres and yarns, functional apparel textiles, nonwovens, textile accessories and technologies, textile processing machinery and equipment, laid webs, woven fabrics and knitted fabrics. The event is known to drive curiosity in the minds of the visitors and showcases innovative products and services. The visitors get thrilled with the unique experience at the event and get inspired by the display of unique and exclusive products.

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HELENA BRANDT ARTIST AND TEACHER

Fine Art Gallery in Swakopmund recently hosted an intriguing exhibition of work by Namibian-raised artist Helena Brandt – in collaboration with Chris Snyman - called ‘Bipolar Dreams’

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elena Brandt was born in Pretoria in South Africa, part of a large family of six children. Her family moved to Grootfontein, a small town in Namibia, when she was just five years old.

Helena learned to love and live with nature from a very young age: “My father was the chief geologist at a British mining company, and responsible for explorations and geological maps of Damaraland and Kaokoland. Every December school holidays, we’d join him and his team in big trucks on his expeditions into these harsh but incredibly

beautiful and rugged parts of the Namib desert.” She smiles, “Our father was the eternal scientist searching for solutions in creation.” Her mother, however, was a farmer: “She bought a small farm from the local German doctor at Gobis Water. We first lived in tents in the thickets of the bush, close to a fountain, where wild animals were in abundance. Eventually a small house was built, and my mother began cattle farming.” And art? “As a little girl, I used to take home school chalk and draw pictures on the green water tanks. I collected the leftover Indian ink from my father’s drawing tables, and painted images on my clothes. I washed the linen map paper and made clothes. I clearly remember my first art teacher was a German lady, and I won my first art prize in Primary school with a picture of Flamingos.” Helena and her siblings loved farm life and working the cattle in the winter months when they returned from boarding school. She was at Stellenbosch for her high school years, and remembers loathing the art classes. But on the flip side, “My mother taught us to make our own clothes.” Helena’s parents encouraged her to study art, and she qualified with a Diploma of Fine Arts, majoring in both Sculpture and Graphics, from the prestigious Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town. She considers her most sound and solid influence to be the late Professor Lippy Lipschitz at Michaelis, but latterly, her late husband, John Auffrey, and now, her children Rahl, Wynand and Francoise. If you ask Helena about the inspiration behind her work, she says, “Nature, the geological formations, the mountains, dunes, forests and jungles of Africa and the sea, the sensitive colours of the Namib, the greens and blues of the sea, the multitude of textures and

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forms in creation; the human form, and the versatility of cultures. My work is my deep inner awareness of many moons ago, or just the last full moon. There is so much beauty around us of which we are not aware, as we are bombarded in the media with conflict, war and no peace. “ Helena has been involved in art education her entire life – locally and internationally - and is proud of the many young children and adults whose eyes she opened to see the world they live in, in a different way: “I lived in Namibia for the major period of my life, but recently spent over four years in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where I had a teaching studio. I’ve now returned to Namibia.” Helena has exhibited extensively across the globe, and has worked in private collections internationally. Two years ago, she had a solo exhibition at The Fine Art Gallery in Swakopmund - Tina von Wentzel at the Gallery describes her as: “a very versatile artist who, before she set off to explore new horizons, contributed significantly to the Namibian art scene for over 30 years; not only as an excellent and remarkable artist but also by opening the magic world of art to countless children - she presented art workshops in the north-east communities of Namibia. As an art educator, she motivated many of our contemporary artists and others. Helena Brandt is regarded as the co-founder of art movements in our country.” This exhibition in Swakopmund is to be a combined one with talented artist, Chris Snyman: “We decided on ‘Bipolar Dreams’ as the title for this exhibition. As creative individuals, we all have our highs and lows; this experience consequents amazing results, with many questions asked by the onlooker,” says Helena. “I have been working on the “Kraal series” as well as the “Rock series”, and will exhibit works from this as well as work done in Thailand and Darling in South Africa.” Most of the work is mixed media done on handmade mulberry paper; a bronze study, ‘Gatvol’, and work from her ‘Doll series’.

Helena Brandt lives in a tent on the banks of the Khan River on the edge of the Namib Desert: “The total peace and serenity is a blessing with springbuck, guinea fowls and birds as companions. Where my creative journey will take me next only the spirits of the ancestors will know.” Her dream? “That the Namibian art fraternity would extend the horizons for the young artists of such a peaceful and beautiful country.” | 23


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HOUSE OF MANY BIRDS The project is known as Casa Anin, which means House of Many Birds. Looking at the main subject matter used in the exquisite hand embroidery, it’s easy to understand why

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bed linen, German bedding, tableware and cotton sleepwear, to accessories such as Namibian body products, handmade jewellery and scarves. Casa Anin is in the process of setting up an online shop this year to increase global accessibility to their bed linen and other goods: “We’re also planning to introduce a range of printed fabrics inspired by our beautiful country of Namibia,” says Anabel. Building a business based on partly existing skills, partly on a transfer of skills, has been immensely satisfying, and as Anabel says, “In good times, this project has provided for about 100 ladies. Currently we’re working with around 25. In every business, there are challenges, but the passion for textiles and hand embroidery and being able to create jobs has stayed!” Just like all fads and fashions, different items are popular at different times: “In the early days, our handembroidered pillow cases flew off the shelves – they were the right product at the right time. Our bedlinen, too, has also taken off, and we have a substantial repeat business clientele. We believe our bedlinen has a great future, and we’re planning to launch new ranges very soon.” Anabel laughs, “Once you have slept in our linen, you won’t want to sleep in any other ever again!” Contact: Casa Anin, 320 Sam Nujoma Dr, Bougain Villas Centre, Klein Windhoek; +264 61 256410; info@ anin.com.na; www.anin.com.na

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LOŠINJ – CROATIAN ISLAND WITH FRAGRANT, HEALING NATURE Croatia is recognized as one of the most beautiful destination appreciated for its diversity, unique coast and unspoiled nature. In the northern Adriatic Sea, well known for its deep blue, crystal clear sea, lies a very special island called Lošinj.

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The power of nature Lošinj is very special for various reasons. It is the only Croatian island with unique subtropical climate. It is best known for its very rich, fragrant nature – more than 1000 different aromatic and healing plants grow on the island, as well as for its beautiful, clean sea with a colony of 120 bottlenose dolphins. Lošinj’s healing energy of a divine nature has been preserved untill today. Moreover, it is an ideal place for vacations all-year round, as its unique climate makes summers never too hot, while the winters are mild and pleasant. If you are dreaming of active holidays, Lošinj has to offer more than 2600 sunny hours per year and more than 250 kilometers of tracking, walking and cycling trails. The best time to inhale to the fullest the healing powers of Lošinj’s nature is – spring or autumn. At that time the wind blends the drops of plants’ essential oils with refreshing sea spray, creating unique outdoor wellness. Due to it, Lošinj is recognized as the climate SPA of very beneficial effect on human health for over 120 years. A lot of attention is, therefore, being given to preservation of the untouched nature, cherished for generations to come. The nature is being integrated in every detail of our hotels, wellness and SPA offer, and gastronomy. Come to Lošinj, the island of vitality, and enjoy it to the fullest. Lošinj Hotels & Villas – YOUR SINCERE HOST Lošinj Hotels & Villas (LH&V) is the biggest hotel group on the island, best known for its newly refurbished hotels and villas especially designed for a pleasant and relaxing stay. Over the last seven years, LH&V invested more than 120 million euro in upgrade, re-design and repositioning of hotels from its portfolio. The most charming of them all, new and luxurious hotel Bellevue, was opened just recently. Hotel Bellevue - UNIQUE PLACE OF LUXURY Settled by the sea, in the heart of a centennial pine forest of the most intimate and beautiful Lošinj bays, Čikat, Hotel Bellevue will take your breath away. Passing through a comprehensive renovation, the hotel delivers sophisticated comfort for a luxurious, dream holiday. Carefully chosen details, exquisite service and a unique concept of contentment, secure carefree relaxation and enjoyment for a guest at any time of the year. The luxurious interior and spaciousness is heightened once you step into the elegant SPA Clinic with a private garden, modern relax and fitness zone, and spacious indoor and outdoor pools with seawater. The SPA Clinic provides a new generation of SPA service designed in cooperation with physicians, nutritionists and kinesiologists. Use your vacations for tailor-made Beauty&Health programme that will help you release stress, get a fit shape or acquire new, healthy living habits. 44 |


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prestigious ECARF (European Center for Allergy Research Foundation) and ESPA (EuropeanSpa) certificates, guaranteeing an anti-allergy approach in the maintenance of infrastructure and preparation of the food, as well as excellence in SPA and wellness services and offers. Use your stay at the Vitality Hotel Punta to capitalize from the untouched, healing nature and the impeccable offer of beauty, health and fitness programs of Vitality Zone. Select a treatment that will complement relaxation, regeneration and rejuvenation of your body and mind. Specially designed beauty rituals are fully adjustable to you needs and are carried out in a holistic manner by our experienced therapists. At the Vitality Zone, we use only organically produced, locally grown essential oils along with natural cosmetics with a EUROCERT certificate. Handpicked treatments, vitality massages or rituals will result in your full homeostasis. Relaxed and calmed, you will be able to enjoy breathtaking view from the Relax Zone, along with a cup of tea and freshly cut fruits. The vast blue sea, framed by a clear sky and massive Velebit Mountain, will leave you amazed. | 47


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extremely comfortable, fast and reliable, and can carry up to six passengers. With this service we also offer transportation from the airport to the hotel or villa, and on departure transportation to the airport. No matter when you choose to visit Lošinj, with your fist step on the island, you will be able to inhale fragrances of more than 1000 aromatic and healing herbs and feel the energy of this very special place. When coming back home, you will feel reborn. Therefore, welcome to Lošinj – island of vitality!

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LAMBERT’S BAY BIRD-LOVER’S PARADISE It can be really challenging to find fresh and innovative ways to photograph a familiar subject, to capture the ‘known’ in a way that portrays the ‘unknown’, Anna-Mart Kruger discovered her way

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After spending 6 hours on Bird Island off Lambert’s Bay photographing the Cape gannet colony, I found myself analysing how I’d chosen to capture the essence of these birds.

It was only when reviewing my images from the trip, trying to choose the “shots” that captured the moments, that I recognised my fascination with the gannet’s eyes: their piercing blue-eyed stare as they glide effortlessly past the camera; their ability to reconnect with their mate from a distance, among hundreds of other birds, as they prepare to land back among the colony. I was clearly focused on the eyes! The gannets are consummate fishermen, and equally consummate flyers and divers…but on land, they appear clumsy, almost comical. That’s how they earned themselves the Afrikaans nickname of Malgas, translated as ‘mad goose’.

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This portfolio of images will put you behind the ‘eye’ of the Malgas and maybe redefine the way you see your own day. Bird Island lies about 100m off the shore of Lambert’s Bay, on the Cape’s West Coast. It offers visitors a rare opportunity to see the Cape gannet ‘up close and personal’! It’s one of only six sites worldwide where Cape gannets breed, and it is the only breeding site easily accessible to the public. The island, which is almost 3 hectares in size, is connected to the mainland via a breakwater. It is an important breeding and roosting site for seabirds, particularly the gannets and cormorants. In the background, Cape fur seals can be seen sunning themselves on the island’s rocks. In the island’s well-situated gannet lookout, visitors get a priceless opportunity to witness their unique mating dances.


The bird hide is signposted with interesting information about these fascinating seabirds and their habits. Facilities The lookout provides an excellent vantage point for visitors to study the island’s gannets. There are signs everywhere, providing background information on the West Coast’s birds. Visitors should cross the breakwater carefully - entrance is prohibited if rough seas make it too dangerous to access the island. How to get there When travelling from Cape Town, take the N7 towards Clanwilliam. On the approach to Clanwilliam, take the R364 Graafwater/Lambert’s Bay road to the coast. Once in Lambert’s Bay, follow the signs to the harbour and Bird Island. The whole journey should take no more than four hours.” General information Office hours: Summer hours (1 October to 31 March) 07:00 to 19:00 Winter hours (1 April to 30 September) 07:30 to 18:00 Tel: +27 (0)27 432 1672 or +27 (0)82 336 5936 Accommodation and permit bookings Tel: +27 (0)21 483 0190

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IN THE SHADOW OF A LIZARD

Namibia is home to four girdled lizards found nowhere else in the world. Students and staff at the Polytechnic of Namibia are not only endeavouring to ďŹ nd out more, but to share these ďŹ ndings

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long the skyline of the capital of Namibia, Windhoek, lives a rare and endemic lizard – the Herero girdled lizard. This lizard is restricted to the Auas and nearby surrounding mountains, making it one of the smallest geographic ranges of any lizard in Namibia, and arguably one of the smallest in the world. As amazing as this sounds, almost nothing is known about this species in the wild, but professors and students at the Polytechnic of Namibia are trying to change that. Dr Jill S. Heaton, and Drs. David Joubert and Jim Juvik of the departments of GeoSpatial Sciences and Technology and Nature Conservation, respectively, are working with undergraduate and post-graduate students to better understand the habitat, natural history, genetics, population size, and temperature preferences of the Herero, and also the Jordan’s girdled lizards. Besides the Herero, there are three other girdled lizards found nowhere else in the world but Namibia – Jordan’s, Campbell’s, and Namaqua girdled lizards. Girdled lizards are small to medium sized, viviparous (giving live birth instead of laying

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eggs) lizards, generally restricted to rocky habitat with just the right size and shape of crevice. They are well adapted to their rockdwelling lifestyle – their spiny, thick and hard plate scales protect them against the rough rock, and they are dorso-ventrally flattened so they can easily slip into thin rock crevices. Common strategies for lizards to protect themselves against predators include camouflage or speed – they either hope the predator can not see them, or that they can outrun it. In contrast, rock dwelling girdled lizards never venture very far from their crevice, and at the first signs of threat retreat immediately, wedge their heads tightly into a corner pressing themselves against the roof and floor using their limbs and back, and fold their spiny tail back over their body. Namibia is famous for its wildlife, rich cultural history, spectacular geography, and its strong conservation ethic. What few people realise however is that it is rich in reptile diversity, with 286 species presently known to occur in Namibia. So, as you watch the sunset from your lodge outside Windhoek, sundowner in hand, or catch the rising sun as you venture forth for an early morning game drive, look up to the mountains and wonder at the fact that you are looking at the entire range of the Herero girdled lizard, a species that is found nowhere else in the world but Namibia.

Dr Jill S. Heaton Visiting Professor Polytechnic of Namibia School of Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences Department of Geo-Spatial Sciences and Technology jheaton@polytechnic.na.edu Cell 0812719227

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TAUNINA BEARS The name ‘ Taunina’ is an anagram of the Sotho word ‘tau’, meaning ‘lion’, and ‘NINA’, an acronym for ‘No Income, No Assets’. Taunina gives women who were once without income and assets, the power to become lions of their own destinies

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aunina is the idealistic dream of a self-professed crazy South African, Tracey Chiappini-Young, and a passionate BrazilianAmerican, Karen Jansen, who met in the hallowed halls of the London School of Economics, and deliberated on how they could make a difference in the world and empower courageous women from disadvantaged communities by elevating the status of their handcraft to art. Capetonian born-and-bred, Tracey spent 13 years immersed in the world of finance, managing mutual and private equity funds. Karen, born of mixed Brazilian and German parentage, spent 10 years working around the world as a management consultant to US-headquartered multinationals. Tracey takes up the story, “My personal journey started when I was working in asset management and had a pre-thirty crisis, which culminated in my writing a national series of How2Help books advising professionals on how to support social enterprises. While writing these books I came across hundreds of wonderful creative endeavours in South Africa. All of them were characterised by the same challenges: an inability to scale, an inability to charge the appropriate price point as a result of average quality and no brand recognition, no access route to market. Africa has a rich heritage of traditional artistries, and exceptional craftsmanship and hand-skill. “My business partner, Karen, is a Brazilian-American and has been confronted with massive inequality and poverty within Brazil throughout her life.” So, with over 30 years combined experience in international business, Tracey and Karen’s intention was to grow Taunina into the Faberge of teddy bears and improving lives while doing so. Tracy describes herself as a crazy, passionate Italian-Irish-South African who believes anything is possible: “I never take no for an answer. I am determined to share the story of these incredible African women and their exceptional talent.” The Taunina Atelier opened its doors in September 2011 and they spent the next 24 months training and up| 67


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skilling its embroidery artists. Tracey recalls, “News of Taunina’s ‘birth’ was shared among family and friends, and on the day the atelier’s doors were due to open, ten qualified seamstresses arrived to welcome us. No adverts. No press releases. Just a typical African fireside tale story, shared between friends. “We invested a significant amount of time and effort in up-skilling and refining the finishing skills of our seamstresses. We did extensive upfront training before selecting our lead embroiderers.” Tracey is still involved in absolutely every aspect of the business, from training, to design, to quality. We quizzed her about the past, present and future of these wonderful Taunina bears: When did you decide to create an upmarket brand? Taunina is about realising a dream: Karen and my dream of making a difference and empowering women, who despite being the bastions of their communities, are so often disempowered and unrecognised: Our artists’ dreams of finding fulfilling employment and financial independence; our customers dream of being part of a groundswell to make a difference through their purchase and buy one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces that have a soul and a personal story to tell. Luxury, in its purest form, is also about realising a dream. From the outset, we were 100 per cent focused on building a socially

conscious luxury brand with the Taunina bear and their creators at its core. The Faberge of Bears with a Dalai Lama mission! If you wish to empower artisans and pay them wages that enable them to send their children to school and buy homes, there is absolutely no alternative to a luxury positioning. Handmade items take time to create. Hand-embroidered items take days to design and create. The cost of producing a handembroidered Taunina bear is extraordinary because of our social mandate. Each Taunina bear takes 5 to 7 days to complete from design to finished product. If an embroiderer is paid a salary of between SAR5000 and SAR6000 a month, this alone translates into an embroidery cost of around SAR1500 per bear. How does the financial aspect work with the seamstresses? All of our artists are employed full time in our Cape Town atelier, earning between R4500 and R6500 per month, depending on their productivity. What materials and skills are used to make a Taunina Bear? Each Taunina bear is fashioned out of iconic heritage fabrics from Liberty of London, William Morris, Bakers and the like. Collaboration collections are crafted out of bespoke silks and silk velvets from Taunina Collaboration partners, such as

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New & Lingwood and Patrick Mavros. What makes each soft toy unique and distinctively African? Each creation is one of a kind, inspired, designed and hand-embroidered by a single Taunina artist. Each one is a canvas onto which the artist ‘paints’ its masterpiece. Embroidery is an age-old African artistry, a skill which has been passed down from generation to generation. The rare beauty of each piece lies in the opportunity it affords a woman in need to use her traditional artistry to achieve income security and, most importantly, earn the respect and admiration of discerning Taunina customers around the world. Each Taunina bear is an heirloom piece.

Fashion Supplement. We sold forty Taunina bears on-line in two days.One of our bears was auctioned for $5500, another for GBP2000. Where do they sell? Who is buying them? Over 60% are sold to adults for adults as wedding gifts, special birthday gifts, anniversary gifts, get well gifts - 40% are given as children’s christening and birthday gifts. Taunina bears have strutted the catwalk at fashion week and become a quirky fashion accessory. They grace the beds of some of the most luxurious hotel suites around the world and they annex the sofas of many a beautiful lounge or bedroom. They become treasured members of the family.

Tell us about the early sales? And the feedback?

What does a Taunina bear cost?

Our customer feedback is incredible. Over 50% of our customers are repeat customers - 70% are from Europe and the US. Many of them are discerning collectors looking for something unique.

Between R3300 and R8100 - they are sold online around the world.

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You’re launching a new range? We are launching our new Africa collection and Vaudeville collections in New York and London this month. They are crazy and colourful, bold, audacious and courageous. Everything you would expect from Africa!


Your staff began with 2 people and an idea? We are still a baby business with very big dreams. We now have a team of 18 people, with associates in London and Austin. Future plans to grow the business? Over 200 embroiderers have applied for positions at Taunina. We hope to be able to employ them all in the not too distant future. Taunina offers its artists full time employment, providing them with a steady income, while training and developing their design and embroidery expertise.

Each Taunina bear comes with a passport. What is the idea behind this? Each creation is incredibly special to the artist who created it. It is her talisman and gift of

love and hope to the world. The personalized passports tell you the artists’ stories and certify the uniqueness and originality of each collection piece. The TID (Taunina IdentiďŹ cation Number) matches the footstamp on the collectables foot, and enables the guardians of Taunina bears to follow their artist’s lives. Taunina customers regularly ask us to create customised passports for their bears, whereby we name the pieces and give them the same date of birth as that someone special they are gifting the piece to. Taunina collections are already exclusively available at various stores in New York and London. To what do you account this rapid success? A Taunina is one of the most beautiful and unique gifts in the world. Quite honestly, there is nothing else like it. We are incredibly proud of the craftsmanship of our artists. www.taunina.com

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GOOD WINE by: Neil Strydom

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n the magnificent Helderberg valley where the scenery can take ones breath away, is a small boutique wine estate that does exactly that. Peter Falke wine estate is a gem in the heart of the Helderberg wine valley that screams of art, beauty and quality. With the majestic Helderberg behind and a bird’s eye view of False Bay in front, one cannot help to take a second deep breath. This valley has impressed me for a long time, not only due to the dramatic views, but also the quality of the wines. Generally the soils of Helderberg are rich in nutrients. They comprise of shale soils with broken granite up on the hills. Peter Falke is in the prime region within the valley, in my opinion. This is due to the area where underground water funnels down the slope and brings rich nutrients along, creating lush growth. In summer the renowned south-easter wind keeps the leaf canopy open and clean from pests that normally thrive in humid conditions. These strong winds also bring in cool air from the ocean, cooling down the grapes that hang proudly on these picturesque slopes. In the winter the bountiful rain accumulates against the mountain and helps the vineyard replenish the reserves for the long African summer ahead. Peter Falke is situated in one of the many mesoclimates that do really well with Red grapes, in particular the so-called Bordeaux cultivars. The first impression of Peter Falke wine estate is the incredible attention to the finest little detail. From the entrance 72 |

to the cellar there is several “awe” moments. The tranquil environment has similar effects as a day at the spa. The gardens remind me of European grandeur with every flower in exactly the right place. The combination of the different aromas is very refreshing and contributes to the whole experience. The old Cape Dutch manor house stands out like an old Elephant bull on the Savannah. The garden is truly inviting and I can sit there for hours on end, merely enjoying the African sun. As sublime as the gardens might be, nothing prepared me for the artistic splendour of the building inside. The contrast in colour, design and originality is mind blowing. From the entrance to the tasting premises to the chandelier in the barrel cellar, the word “wow” comes to mind. The layout has its own charm with a laidback country life atmosphere. Yet there is an astonishing amount of detail put into the interior design of the estate. You feel almost guilty of leaving and possibly offending the host. The deep red against the raw oak is very dramatic and you have to take a moment to take it all in. The interior is a rich experience of colour contrast and creativity. The wines reflect this terroir to great extent. Tasting through the wines, the terroir is very expressive with lots of Red berries that are known for this particular region. Furthermore the wines have good solid structure that will age well into the future. I am impressed with the elegance and feel of the wines. The wines are a true expression of the soils and a great find.


Ruby Blend 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz General The intensity of this wine can be almost surprising, as there is an explosion of flavours that overwhelm the taste buds. With two strong cultivars it is often difficult to blend without one overpowering the other, but this is not the case. The wine reflects both cultivars with good result. The ruby of the name is a great description of the colour. This is a really good food wine that is worth aging for up to eight years or more. Nose of the wine The aroma of Cinnamon and fruitcake is quite apparent with Cherry and Mulberry completing the fusion. Once decanted there is some truffle aromas that show the complexity of the wine . This combination makes for an inviting prospect. The sipping test As would be expected from the cultivars in the blend, there are loads of aromatic flavours filling the pallet. At first there is a beefy, oxtail and leathery taste to the wine. As the wine opens up the Liquorice and black currant dominates the pallet. This is so important for the blend to evolve. The wine has a decent acidity that gives nice structure it. What to eat ….. With the aromatic nature of the wine, it could be a good pairing for a large variety of dishes. My personal choice would be Lamb shank as the Liquorice will bring an amazing flavour to the dish. One can be bold when pairing this wine as it will go down well with steak, curry or even Eisbein.

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon General This is one of my favourite cultivars and therefore I am normally very critical of the style. However, this wine has simply impressed my socks off. The wine kept evolving in the glass and that is a great indicator of its potential to age well. As a winemaker I am aware of just how difficult it is to make Cabernet Sauvignon as it is normally the last grapes to come in to the cellar. Often the fermentation can be tricky. The colour is sublime and the really dark hue of the wine is telling me about the nice small berries that were picked. Nose of the wine This wine shouts Carpaccio and wet Biltong up front. As it evolves there is truffle and autumn leave aromas filling the glass. The wine shows lots of veggie characters like green beans and spinach. The sipping test Blackcurrant attacks the tongue at first, which is very refreshing. Herbal aromas fill the mid pallet and over time curry components become noticeable. As the wine oxidises in the glass, sweet berry flavours become overwhelming. The wine has a well rounded pallet with the Tannins well balanced. What to eat ….. The structure of the wine makes it a great pairing with a healthy portion of beef. What happens is that the beef juices and the herbal character of the wine will create a slightly spicy aroma. This wine with curry could be very exciting. For the sweet tooth, it could be a great partner to a bitter Chocolate or mouse. | 73


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YOU SHOULD’VE KNOWN In this forum Ellis & Partners Legal Practitioners share their 26 years of corporate experience by discussing frankly, a range of topics relating to Namibian law and business in general which international investors and even locals might find fascinating “OK! SO WHO DO WE BRIBE AND HOW MUCH?”

So let us disclose a well-kept Namibian secret to you.

Your board has resolved to invest in Namibia. Well done, you have shown not only courage, but also foresight and some raw common sense, because this is the place to be in Africa. And sure, your merger or acquisition will have its normal pitfalls and challenges – all of which can be overcome, because you have done it before. But there is one thing that unrelentingly eats at your ulcer and its “that” thing. Admit it, you have a certain budget line item that wasn’t there when you did the acquisition in Stockholm last month. How is it indicated? “PCC” (Project Consultancy Costs), or maybe “NA” (nützliche Aufwendungen) – neither of which are novel. But naming the line item was the easy part. The difficult part is, who do you make this payment to, to ensure that it has the maximum effect of “lubricating” your deal. And evenly challenging is, of course, how much? Certainly you don’t want to pay too little, because you want results but hey, you certainly don’t want to pay too much – because this whole thing causes you pain anyway because you know for sure it’s illegal (even in Africa)… and it’s not every day that you participate in anything so edgy that it could land you in jail – and not just any jail – an AFRICAN jail. You’ve heard these are institutions that offer truly life changing experiences.

Drag your cursor over that special line item and press the DEL button (or backspace if you have a MAC). In short – and this is guaranteed – whether you pay anyone in Namibia a “fee” or not, you will not achieve more (or less) than if you did not make that payment.

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How’s that? Simple. There are many people in Namibia who are quite happy to play the “African till” and take from you as much as they can and promise you the world – which they might well achieve. But, lo and behold, nothing more than what you would have achieved had you not paid a cent and simply followed the (fairly sophisticated) legal routes offered by this jurisdiction. This knowledge is kept secret by those who benefit from it - and they vehemently argue against any claims of the kind that we make herein. Why? Because the truth will ruin their industry – it’s that simple. www.ellisandpartners.com


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The Mom Dictionary AIRPLANE: What Mom impersonates to get a 1-yr.-old to eat strained beets. ALIEN: What Mom would suspect had invaded her house if she spotted a child-sized creature cleaning up after itself. APPLE: Nutritious lunchtime dessert which children will trade for cupcakes. BABY: 1- Dad, when he gets a cold. 2- Mom’s youngest child, even if he’s 42. BATHROOM: A room used by the entire family, believed by all except Mom to be self-cleaning. BECAUSE: Mom’s reason for having kids do things which can’t be explained logically. BED & BREAKFAST: Two things the kids will never make for themselves. CARPET: Expensive floor covering used to catch spills and clean mud off shoes. CARPOOL: Complicated system of transportation where Mom always winds up going the furthest with the biggest bunch of kids who have had the most sugar. COOK: 1- Act of preparing food for consumption. 2- Mom’s other name. COUCH POTATO: What Mom finds on the sofa during Blue Bulls games. DATE: Infrequent outings with Dad where Mom can enjoy worrying about the kids in a different setting. DRINKING GLASS: Any carton or bottle left open in the fridge. DUST: Insidious interloping particles of evil that turn a home into a battle zone. DUST RAGS: See “DAD’S UNDERWEAR.”

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EAR: A place where kids store dirt. EAT: What kids do between meals, but not at them. EMPTY NEST: See “WISHFUL THINKING.” ENERGY: Element of vitality kids always have an oversupply of until asked to do something. “EXCUSE ME”: One of Mom’s favourite phrases, reportedly used in past times by children. EYE: The highly susceptible optic nerve which, according to Mom, can be “put out” by anything from a suction-arrow to a carelessly handled butter knife. FABLE: A story told by a teenager arriving home after curfew. FOOD: The response Mom usually gives in answer to the question “What’s for dinner tonight?” See “SARCASM” FROZEN: 1- A type of food. 2- How Hell will be when Mom lets her daughter date an older guy with a motorcycle. GARBAGE: A collection of refuse items, the taking out of which Mom assigns to a different family member each week, then winds up doing herself. GENIUSES: Amazingly, all of Mom’s kids. GUM: Adhesive for the hair. HAMPER: A wicker container with a lid, usually surrounded by, but not containing, dirty clothing. HANDI-WIPES: Pants, shirt-sleeves, drapes, etc. HANDS: Body appendages which must be scrubbed raw with volcanic

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consumption of the evening meal. HINDSIGHT: What Mom experiences from changing too many diapers. HOMEMADE BREAD: An object of fiction like the Fountain of Youth and the Golden Fleece. ICE: Cubes of frozen water which would be found in small plastic tray if kids or husbands ever filled the darn things instead of putting them back in the freezer empty. INSIDE: That place that will suddenly look attractive to kids once Mom has spent a minimum of half an hour getting them ready to go outside. “I SAID SO”: Reason enough, according to Mom JACKPOT: When all the kids stay at friends’ homes for the night. JEANS: Which, according to kids, are appropriate for just about any occasion, including church and funerals. “JEEEEEEEEZ!”: Slang for “Gee Mom, isn’t there anything else you can do to embarrass me in front of my friends?” JOY RIDE: Going somewhere without the kids. JUNK: Things belonging to Dad. KETCHUP: The sea of tomato-based goop kids use to drown the dish that Mom spent hours cooking and years perfecting to get the seasoning just right. KISS: Mom medicine. LAKE: Large body of water into which a kid will jump should his friends do so. LEMONADE STAND: Complicated business venture where Mom buys powdered mix, sugar, lemons, and paper cups, and sets up a table, chairs, pitchers and ice for kids who sit there for three to six minutes and net a profit of 15 cents. LIE: An “exaggeration” Mom uses to transform her child’s papier-mache volcano science project into a Nobel Prize-winning experiment and a fullride scholarship to Harvard. LOSERS: See “Kids’ Friends”

MAKEUP: Lipstick, eyeliner, blush,etc. which ironically make Mom look better while making her young daughter look “like a tramp.” MAYBE: No.

MILK: A healthful beverage which kids will gladly drink once it’s turned into junk food by the addition of sugar and cocoa. NAILS: A hard covering on the end of the finger, which Mom can never have a full set of due to pitching for batting practice, opening stubborn modeling clay lids and removing heat ducts to retrieve army men and/or doll clothing. OCEAN: What the bathroom floor looks like after bath night for kids, assorted pets, two or three fullsized towels and several dozen toy boats, cars and animals. OPEN: The position of children’s mouths when they eat in front of company. OVERSTUFFED RECLINER: Mom’s nickname for Dad. PANIC: What a mother goes through when the wind-up swing stops. PENITENTIARY: Where children who don’t eat their vegetables or clean their rooms eventually end up, according to Mom. PETS: Small, furry creatures which follow kids home so Mom will have someone else to clean up after. PIANO: A large, expensive musical instrument which, after thousands of dollars worth of lessons and c o n s t a n t harping by Mom, kids will refuse to play in front of company. QUIET: A state of household serenity which occurs before the birth of the first child and occurs again after the last child has left for college. | 79


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wo BMW models have won over voters with their exceptional design in the readers’ survey conducted by German motoring magazine Auto Zeitung. The design of the elegantly sporty BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe took the honours in the “Sedans / Station wagons / Vans” category, while the extrovert use of forms embodied by the BMW 2 Series Convertible won the day in the compact class. Elsewhere, the MINI 5-door, the BMW M3/M4

and the BMW X6 ranked among the top three most aesthetically pleasing models in the small car, sports car and SUV class respectively. To decide the winners of the Design Trophy 2015, the editors invited readers of Auto Zeitung and users of www. autozeitung.de to vote for the newly launched cars they felt represented the best design. More than 22,000 readers responded to the call to vote. The winners and runners-up in five categories were determined by the numbers of votes cast. The outstanding quality of BMW Group design has earned a continuous stream of praise from the Auto Zeitung readership over recent years. Last year, for instance, they voted for the all-electric BMW i3 urban car, the sporty BMW i8 plugin hybrid and the BMW 2 Series Coupe as the winners in their respective categories. 92 |

The BMW Group With its three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 30 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2014, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.118 million cars and 123,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial year 2013 was € 7.91 billion on revenues amounting to approximately € 76.06 billion. As of 31 December 2013, the BMW Group had a workforce of 110,351 employees. The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.


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THE WHEEL STORY NEW MODEL ROUND UP JAMES SIDDALL on what’s happening in the wonderful world of wheels... SHIMMERING MIRAGE Right from its launch last year, I liked the peppy, perky little Mitsubishi Mirage with its wieldy dimensions and thrummy 1.2-litre three-cylinder motor – which makes 57kW and 100Nm of torque at 4 000rpm. Enough to scarper this pint-sized hatch at a brisk pace while sipping a mere 4.9 litres of petrol per 100km. Now the Mirage package – which is billed as Mitsubishi’s first ever supermini – has been enhanced with Bluetooth connectivity on the GLS and GLX models. This also allows for synchronisation of the latest hits straight from a Bluetooth-enabled phone. And as we all know, music on the move is one of life’s great delights. Another great drawcard is that you can get one from just R1 999 per month, with a zero deposit but including 12 months comprehensive insurance. Also included is a two-year/30 000km service plan, plus a three-year/100 000km warranty. Prices for the threemodel range stretch from R134 900 to R154 900.

STAR-SPANGLED AND SUPERB One of my favourite models launched last year? The new Jeep Cherokee complete with rather polarising front-end styling that I happen to think looks just superb.

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It also so happens that the Cherokee is a quantum leap over previous Jeeps, what with its five-star Euro NCAP rating, brilliant nine-speed automatic transmission, lashings of high-tech, great build quality – and formidable off-road ability in the case of four-wheel-drive versions. And now having just spent a week with yet another Cherokee variant – notably the entry-level 2.4-litre Longitude version – my admiration for this all-American icon has been raised yet another notch. Indeed, while I’m lucky enough to drive a vast range of new vehicles, this is one that I would buy with my own money. Yours from R500 990.

OPEL EXPANSION Opel is on the march – and means business, as we have seen with the recent launch of new models such as the Mokka and the Adam. And if you need


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MOTORING proof of that, witness but the fact that in Europe, for one, sales are soaring. In fact, they increased by about 8 500 units in the first three months of 2015, with some 279 306 new registrations over this period. That’s a sales increase of 3.1 percent. And not very surprisingly, the likeable compact Mokka SUV leads its segment in countries such as Italy and Germany. Clearly those Europeans are on to a good thing...

BENZ BAKKIE A Mercedes-Benz bakkie? Yup! Nissan and Daimler are to jointly develop a mid-sized pickup that will share some of the underpinnings of the latest Nissan NP300. But it will be engineered and designed by Daimler, and the Benz bakkie will be pitched at markets in Europe, Australia, Latin America – and South Africa. Expect production to start by the end of this decade.

AUDI-LICIOUS The new third-generation Audi TT Coupe was expected to stun – and it did not disappoint. It has metamorphosised magnificently from the car that was first introduced in our part of the world in 2000, and is yet more refined and elegant than ever, while it is also more of a pure sports machine.

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Just one major drawcard is the Audi Virtual cockpit as it is dubbed – which is essentially a fully digital instrument cluster. I just spent a week with the 2.0 TFSI in front-wheel-drive guise – there is also a quattro version available. And engage it did, with 169kW and 370Nm of torque on tap from its force-fed two-litre mill. Enough to surge it from rest to 100km/h in 5.9 seconds and on to a top trot of 250km/h. Prices start at R558 000.

POWER RANGER The Ford Ranger has done formidably well on our market


MOTORING – and justly so. Now there is an all-new Ranger in the offing. It promises to be simply superb and will pack high-tech features such as Adaptive Cruise Control and a Driver Impairment Monitor, as well as upgraded diesel powertrains. Levels of comfort and refinement will also be enhanced, and styling is sleek, slick and cutting-edge. But it will remain one of the most capable trucks in its class. Expect it to be launched in our part of the word in the fourth quarter of 2015, with pricing still to be announced.

MORE GOLF ANYONE? The much-loved VW Golf range has just been expanded – with the addition of the all-new Golf SV (or Sportsvan as it is known in Europe). It is the second body variant of the current seventh-generation Golf but is longer, wider, and higher than its existing hatchback sibling. Which makes it roomier and more practical. But it packs all the tech and tiptop build quality of the hatchback, with prices stretching from R292 500 to R359 200.

MENACING MERC Right. I have decided after a week with Mercedes’ CLS 350 BlueTec that there are few if any production cars more sublimely sinister than this machine. Especially when finished in black, as was my test car. Mercedes, as you might know, bills the CLS as a four-door coupe and in the latter half of last year it was comprehensively revised, making it yet more desirable and tech-laden. Powering the big Benz that I tooled around in is a three-litre, V6 turbodiesel powerplant making 190kW and 620Nm of torque, and running through a nine-speed gearbox. For even more muscle, however, you can look to the range-topping CLS 63 AMG S at R1 600 000. The CLS 350 BlueTec, meanwhile, weighs in at R893 000 – before you start dipping into the long and tempting options list.

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SUZUKI AT THE 85TH GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

t the 85th Geneva Motor Show, Suzuki Motor Corporation unveils two world-premiere concept models, the iK-2 and the iM-4. New environmental technologies from Suzuki featured in the two models will also be introduced. These are a new-generation platform; the BOOSTERJET, a new downsized direct-injection turbo petrol engine; and the SHVS mild hybrid system.

a portfolio of next-generation fuel-saving, weight-reduction, and other eco technologies developed and commercialised by Suzuki. Suzuki is working on future environmental technologies for improving body design, increasing powertrain efficiency, and achieving better energy management, all of which are vital not only for making cars more eco-friendly but also enhancing vehicle performance. The keys to accomplishing these three objectives are a lighter platform, a more thermal-efficient engine, and hybrid technology. These are incorporated in the iK-2 and the iM-4 concepts in an optimal way to further enhance performance of compact cars in which Suzuki excels. • • •

A new-generation and lightweight platform that improves basic vehicle performance The new BOOSTERJET, a downsized direct-injection turbo engine that saves fuel while also delivering driving pleasure Innovative SHVS mild hybrid system incorporating an ISG

New-generation platform Suzuki Windhoek • +264 61 401 866 www.suzukiauto.com.na

Suzuki is well known as the compact car expert. Since manufacturing the Suzulight in 1955, the company has produced a whole series of compact cars suited to diverse needs. To deliver value which is much greater than the size of a car, unprecedentedly new, and far beyond customer expectations, by applying its expertise in developing compact cars. This is the kind of value that Suzuki believes that future compact cars must offer. The iK-2 and the iM-4 represent two different approaches to offer such value for modern times with its emphasis on diversity and environmental awareness. •

The iK-2, the smartest compact car developed by pursuit of compact hatchback ideals and built around the theme of “Harmonised Force.” All elements expected in a car of this size—design, utility, comfort, manoeuvrability, driving performance, fuel efficiency—are all combined at a high level to raise compact car values to the limit. The iM-4, the iconic mini 4x4 which expands possibilities and enjoyment of a compact car. Following the theme of “Shape the Inspiration”, the iconic mini 4x4 integrates Suzuki’s DNA in the field of developing compact 4x4’s with the latest technology, all in a distinctively designed package, and gives real inspiration to drivers.

Innovative green technologies Achieving the highest level of environmental performance is a key strategy of Suzuki’s product development. The centrepiece of this approach is Suzuki Green Technology, 98 |

Suzuki’s new-generation platform is designed to efficiently increase rigidity while reducing weight via a fundamental redesign of the underbody’s structure and also optimising overall vehicle design, including parts mounted on the underbody. This improves fuel efficiency, safety, handling, stability, and NVH performance across the board. Moreover, Suzuki will streamline development by consolidating its existing four platforms to three and modularizing functional components. This will enable bringing out new cars in a more efficient way that can be tailored to fast-changing market demand. The new BOOSTERJET1.0 litre direct-injection turbo engine The Boosterjet 1.0 litre direct-injection turbo engine newly developed by Suzuki saves fuel while delivering driving pleasure. Fuel efficiency has been improved by reducing engine displacement, and output and torque are boosted with a turbocharger. In addition to fulfilling fuel efficiency and dynamic performace expectations, the layout has been optimised and various technologies used to reduce weight in order to meet the rigorous size and weight requirements specific to compact cars. The BOOSTERJET engine is installed in the iK-2. Innovative SHVS mild hybrid system The SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki), Suzuki’s new mild hybrid system incorporating an ISG (integrated starter generator), provides engine power assistance using the motor and achieves efficient power regeneration. Coupled with a newly-developed high-efficiency ISG, this regenerative braking system is the perfect hybrid system for a compact car. As well as improving fuel efficiency, it also keeps down the size, weight, and cost.


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As part of the “AH A MAY” project, Yamaha has exchanged design fields of their 2 design divisions. Now, imagine when a motorcycle designer is tasked to design a musical instrument. The result is Fujin “God of The Wind” Marimba; it’s a conceptual music instrument designed for 2 performers where they can combine and multiply their energy. Since there are no constraints related to production or commercialization, the designer has come up with a really unique and creative design. The seating of these performers might remind you of the image of a 2-seater motorcycle.

You can turn any display into a full working computer with Asus Chromebit. It’s a small dongle that plugs into any HDMI port and transforms the display into a computer with Chrome OS. This idea could be the start of our future computer. Since many companies have started to launch products with a similar concept, this time, Google decided to join the market with Chromebit.

Ruler Compass Keys Modular Keyboard Keys is a modular MIDI keyboard designed for anyone and configurable for a professional. It’s an all-in-one keyboard for a mobile musician, you can easily learn your favourite song in just minutes through its LED lit keys; make cool music without experience. Simply plug this device into computer and launch the app. Yes, that’s easy. 102 |

Keun Kwon, a Korean industrial designer, wants to design a better tool that allows us to draw a measured circle without a ruler. Ruler Compass is a conceptual tool that you can use to draw any size of circle without manually measuring the size with a ruler every single time. Move one of Ruler compass’ legs, the gradation will revolve to show the radius. The gear connected with the leg will inform you about the radius by moving the centre axis.


SpeetBox SPEETA, a French company, has teamed up with Philippe Starck to design its collection of customizable, ecofriendly heating furniture, SpeetBox. It’s a modular stove with innovative energy solution, it is 100% renewable and compatible with RT2012 regulation and Low-Energy building requirements. The modular stove is neither too big nor too small, it’s just perfect. You can place it anywhere in the house, it will be discreet with elegance. This electronically controlled fire is easy to handle, you can construct your stove with an infinite set of cubes, e.g. one cube for logs, one cube for pebbles, another cube for books.

2015 IndyCar Series Aero Kits Honda launched the 2015 IndyCar Series Aero Kits which will be used in the 2015 Verison IndyCar Series. Produced by Honda Performance Development, these aero kits come with almost 200 individual pieces that can be fitted onto existing Honda powered Dallara Indy car chassis. The manufacturer aims to add to the already amazing list of accomplishments in American open-wheel racing. All parts have carefully been designed and developed to make sure Honda’s six IndyCar Series teams are completely armed to achieve optimum performance at each of 15 circuits that make up the 2015 championship schedule.

Poppy Pour-Over Coffee Machine It’s a compact device that brews a perfect cup of coffee on demand; it operates as easily as a standard coffee maker. The built-in hopper can keep up to 1.25 pounds of beans while the built-in burr grinder will wait for you to grind when you’re ready. The water reservoir holds about 50 oz of water to make about 4 single servings without refilling. Its built-in charcoal filter ensures the cleanness of the water. The special thing about this burr grinder is that it conserves the essential oils by crushing rather than chopping beans, giving you the best taste of coffee. You can set automatic refills of your favourite coffee beans, water filters, and coffee filters delivered by Amazon, customizing everything from the Wink app. It comes with a double-walled glass carafe to maintain ideal drinking temperature.

Tag Heuer Manaco V4 Phantom Watch It’s totally black, totally matt, and so sleek. It’s made entirely out of carbon fibre, the case is equipped with microscopic toothed micro-belt transmission (the size is no wider than 0.07mm) that has linear weight and moves on a rail. The case is made from CMC (Carbon Matrix Composite) as well as 7 bridges of its movement. Tag Heuer uses a specific technique to create them in directed carbon; it means that the carbon fibres are placed in a specific direction in the mould and then micro blasted to create an elegant matt black vertical brushed appearance. Even the dial is composed of shades of dark grey and black. As you can see in the photo, the hands are faceted and satin finished. | 103


Trefecta DRT Electric Dirt Bike

Illume ArcLighter

Trefecta released a new category of vehicle: Trefecta DRT Electric Dirt Bike. This company aims to create a new game instead of changing it by focusing on innovation, setting a new standard for the norm, a vision of a future vehicle. Using advanced engineering and intelligent design, they have developed a unique bike that combines design, power, and function, resulting in a multi purposed vehicle that gives you a thrilling riding experience. Trefecta guarantees you perfection; a vehicle that is complete in terms of quality, design, and performance.

Illume ArcLighter is a flameless, e-lighter powered by patent pending ArcLighter Technology that replaces our traditional flame with a super high-intensity electric arc. It’s a handy device that you should keep in your house, it instantly lights candles, fireplaces, paper, and many more. Let’s just say Illume ArcLighter is a revolutionary design of candle lighter; these designers started by reinventing everything they know about candle lighters today. The modern design makes this lighter look good wherever you place it; it is meant to be displayed on its USB charging dock. You don’t want to hide it in a drawer just like those disposable lighters.

Melchoir Robot Clock

Waternest 100

Available in 99 pieces, MB&F Melchior Robot Clock is presented under the theme “A creative adult is a child who survived”. It’s a beautiful clock created with L’Epée 1839, a specialized high-end clock manufacturer. Melchior is not just a clock, it’s a kinetic robot that will take you back to your childhood dreams through its 480-component mechanical table clock. This awesome high-end table clock features steel and brass armour, unique glint eyes, animated brain and muscular arms. This robot is a tribute to refined classic clock and watch making; you get to see the clock regulator’s gentle beating and sophisticated composition.

WaterNest 100 is an eco-friendly floating home. Designed by Giancarlo Zema for EcoFloLife, this green architecture design consists of 100sqm. This environmentally friendly house is made entirely out of recycled glued timber along with a recycled aluminium hull. This floating habitat features cool balconies which are conveniently located on the sides. Designed with large windows, you can enjoy breathtaking views over the water. The wooden roof houses bathroom and kitchen skylights; not only that, it is also equipped with 60sqm of amorphous photovoltaic panels that are capable of generating 4kWp, enough energy to supply internal needs of the residential unit.

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Samsung Dream Doghouse

Spydero Dog Tag Folding Knife

Take a look at the Samsung Dream Doghouse. Perhaps this company wants to reach another market after their success in the human market, after smart TVs, smart phones, smart devices, now smart housea for dogs. Besides being a comfortable and luxurious house, it also features an exercise treadmill to keep your dog fit even on rainy days. The automated feeder allows your dog to feed itself when you are away, all they need is to press the button and food will be dispensed to the feeding bowl. It is even equipped with Samsung tablets where they get to see dog shows or when you need to make a video call to check that your dog is okay.

Spyderco has come up with Spyderco Dog Tag Folding Knife. It’s a pocket knife that features a chisel-ground CPM S30V blade with titanium handle. If you know Spyderco knives, then you would know this model is a departure from its typical folding knife; the handle is constructed from solid titanium that accurately replicates the size and shape of a military dog tag. The centre of the handle scale is machined in order to create an integral spring bar that houses a steel bar bearing from the blade’s detent mechanism. At the top of the handle, there’s an aluminium back strap that controls the blade’s movement; both the open and closed positions, giving user protection from the edge when it is closed.

Futuristic Drone Ambulance

Re-Decorated Iconic Land Rover Defender

This futuristic drone ambulance is a conceptual transportation design by ArgoDesign for fastcodesign’s body week initiative. The brief was to come up with a redesigned option of something related to the health care industry that would improve the service. This is how ArgoDesign imagines flying ambulances of the future. Every second is crucial in an emergency situation. Based on research, there are more than 1000 saveable lives lost per year due to slow emergency response in bigger cities. This concept one-passenger drone can eliminate the problem in jammed urban environments; it saves time by reaching the location faster.

Paul Smith has the chance to re-decorate one of the world’s most recognizable cars, the version of 4×4 Land Rover Defender. Utilizing a palette of 27 individual colours, Paul Smith has magically created a vibrant and unique version of the Defender that represents these cars’ impeccable service history with the Army, Navy, and Airforce. All these colours can be tied to the connection of a Defender to the British countryside; it’s been a symbol and ambassador for the past sixty years. The combination of deep, rich colours makes this car special. These colours and designs work together to create the feeling of luxury. The interior features a mix of leather and fabric for the seats. | 105


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Schedule 05 April to 05 September 2015 (All time local) Note: check-in time should be two hours before departure.

* NOTE: No flights between Windhoek & Frankfurt on Tuesdays from 06 April 2015 to 23 June 2015.

International Flight No

From

To

Days

Departure

Arrival

SW 286

Frankfurt

Windhoek

Daily

20:10

05:30+1

SW 286/ 703

Frankfurt

Cape Town (via Windhoek)

Daily

20:10

09:55+1

SW 286/ 723

Frankfurt

Johannesburg (via Windhoek)

Daily

20:10

09:55+1

SW 285

Windhoek

Frankfurt

Daily

20:35

07:55+1

Regional Flight No

From

To

Days

Departure

Arrival

SW 702

Cape Town

Windhoek

Daily

06:35

07:45

SW 704

Cape Town

Windhoek

Daily

17:00

18:10

SW 704

Cape Town

Frankfurt (via Windhoek)

Daily

17:00

07:55+1

SW 714

Cape Town

Walvis Bay

Daily

14:35

15:45

SW 373

Harare

Windhoek

Mon, Fri

14:00

15:15

SW 413

Harare

Lusaka

Wed, Sun

12:15

13:15

SW 413

Harare

Windhoek ( via Lusaka)

Wed, Sun

12:15

15:15

SW 722

Johannesburg

Windhoek

Daily

06:40

07:45

SW 724

Johannesburg

Windhoek

Daily

12:10

13:15

SW 728

Johannesburg

Windhoek

Daily

18:20

19:25

SW 728

Johannesburg

Frankfurt (via Windhoek)

Daily

18:20

07:55+1

SW 730

Johannesburg

Walvis Bay

Daily

08:45

10:00

SW 304

Luanda

Windhoek

Daily

12:15

14:45

SW 373

Lusaka

Harare

Mon, Fri

12:25

13:20

SW 373

Lusaka

Windhoek (via Harare)

Mon, Fri

12:25

15:15

SW 413

Lusaka

Windhoek

Wed, Sun

13:55

15:15

SW 403

Maun

Victoria Falls

Mon, Wed

11:05

11:50

SW 403

Maun

Windhoek (via Victoria falls)

Mon, Wed

11:05

13:10

SW 405

Maun

Windhoek

Fri, Sun

18:25

18:40

SW 403

Victoria Falls

Windhoek

Mon, Wed

12:30

13:10

SW 405

Victoria Falls

Maun

Fri, Sun

16:55

17:40

SW 405

Victoria Falls

Windhoek (via Maun)

Fri, Sun

16:55

18:40

SW 303

Windhoek

Luanda

Daily

08:35

11:15

SW 373

Windhoek

Lusaka

Mon, Fri

08:30

11:30

SW 373

Windhoek

Harare (via Lusaka)

Mon, Fri

08:30

12:55

SW 403

Windhoek

Maun

Mon, Wed

08:15

10:30

SW 403

Windhoek

Victoria Falls (via Maun)

Mon, Wed

08:15

11:50

SW 405

Windhoek

Victoria Falls

Fri, Sun

13:50

16:25

SW 405

Windhoek

Maun( via Victoria Falls)

Fri, Sun

13:50

17:40

SW 413

Windhoek

Harare

Wed, Sun

08:30

11:35

SW 413

Windhoek

Lusaka (via Harare)

Wed, Sun

08:30

13:15

SW 703

Windhoek

Cape Town

Daily

06:55

09:55

SW 709

Windhoek

Cape Town

Daily

16:35

19:35

SW 723

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

07:10

09:55

SW 723

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Mon

07:15

10:00

SW 727

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Daily

13:55

16:40

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Arrival

SW 729

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Daily

16:35

19:20

SW 713

Walvis Bay

Cape Town

Daily

10:35

13:45

SW 739

Walvis Bay

Johannesburg

Daily

16:55

20:10

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Arrival

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Eros

Ondangwa

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun

07:00

08:05

SW 103

Eros

Ondangwa

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun

11:00

12:05

SW 107

Eros

Ondangwa

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun

17:00

18:05

SW 107

Eros

Ondangwa

Sat

15:55

17:00

SW 125

Katima Mulilo

Windhoek

Mon, Fri

16:35

18:15

SW 127

Katima Mulilo

Rundu

Wed, Sun

15:40

16:40

SW 127

Katima Mulilo

Windhoek (via Rundu)

Wed, Sun

15:40

18:15

SW 143

Luderitz

Oranjemund

Mon, Fri

10:10

11:00

SW 143

Luderitz

Windhoek ( via Oranjemund)

Mon, Fri

10:10

12:45

SW 145

Luderitz

Windhoek

Wed, Sun

11:45

12:45

SW 125

Rundu

Katima Mulilo

Mon, Fri

14:50

15:50

SW 125

Rundu

Windhoek (via Katima Mulilo)

Mon, Fri

14:50

18:15

SW 127

Rundu

Windhoek

Wed, Sun

17:00

18:15

SW 143

Oranjemund

Windhoek

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11:30

12:45

SW 145

Oranjemund

Luderitz

Wed, Sun

10:25

11:15

SW 145

Oranjemund

Windhoek (via Luderitz )

Wed, Sun

10:25

12:45

SW 102

Ondangwa

Eros

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun

08:35

09:40

SW 104

Ondangwa

Eros

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun

12:35

13:40

SW 108

Ondangwa

Eros

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun

18:35

19:40

SW 108

Ondangwa

Eros

Sat

17:35

18:40

SW 125

Windhoek

Rundu

Mon, Fri

13:15

14:30

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Windhoek

Katima Mulilo (via Rundu)

Mon, Fri

13:15

15:50

SW 127

Windhoek

Katima

Wed, Sun

13:15

14:55

SW 127

Windhoek

Rundu (via Katima Mulilo)

Wed, Sun

13:15

16:40

SW 143

Windhoek

Luderitz

Mon, Fri

08:50

09:50

SW 143

Windhoek

Oranjemund (via Luderitz)

Mon, Fri

08:50

11:00

SW 145

Windhoek

Oranjemund

Wed, Sun

08:50

10:05

SW 145

Windhoek

Luderitz ( via Oranjemund)

Wed, Sun

08:50

11:15

SW 165

Windhoek

Walvis Bay

Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun

10:10

10:50

SW 165

Windhoek

Walvis Bay

Sat

09:00

09:40

SW 167

Windhoek

Walvis Bay

Mon, Wed

13:55

14:35

SW 166

Walvis Bay

Windhoek

Tue, thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

12:20

13:00

SW 168

Walvis Bay

Windhoek

Mon, Wed

15:05

15:45

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Bank Windhoek Branches / Agencies and ATMs Bureau de Change / Foreign Exchange Services and American Express / Bank Windhoek Joint Venture

Access to Foreign Exchange Services wherever you are

When visiting our beautiful country, we want to be sure that you have access to Foreign Exchange Services, no matter where you go. Bank Windhoek caters for all your foreign exchange and banking needs offering you American Express agencies, a large distribution network of 54 branches and agencies as well as 342 ATM’s and Cash Express Machines across Namibia.

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