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Auditing is not our only passion, we are also driven by solving other important problems Our purpose is to build trust in the Namibian society and to solve important problems for the Namibian business community. Over more than 40 years, we have built a team of specialists with experience and expertise with one goal in mind: helping you to work better while keeping your business at the competitive edge. With the backup of our diverse international network, our Namibian team is geared with solutions for a wide range of business problems including: • Auditing • Skills development and training through the PwC Business School • People and HR solutions • IT systems, advice and controls • Improving business process efficiencies • Strategic planning • Identifying and managing business risks • Filings and consultations to help you comply with Namibian business laws • Tax management covering VAT, Customs, Employee and Income Taxes • Expatriate services (Immigration and Tax) • Board of directors support: training, processes and advice • Forensic investigations

Nangula Uaandja Country Senior Partner Tel: +264 61 284 1000

Ansie Rossouw Partner in Charge - Walvis Bay Tel: +264 64 217 700

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Business ecosystems might currently be a buzz word, however it is not a new concept. Business strategist, James F. Moore, coined the term, back in 1993 in his Harvard Business Review article. Put in layman’s terms, business ecosystems are partnerships where three or more companies interact to create a service offering that none of the parties would have been able to offer alone. Ecosystems thinking provides a new frame and mindset that captures a profound shift in the economy and the business landscape. Instead of viewing other companies as rivals, battling each other for dominance and profit, it recognises the importance of relationships, partnerships and networks. There are many advantages to this approach, to list but a few: • As a member of a business ecosystem, a company has access to better supplies, talents, capital, innovations that otherwise it couldn't get by itself. Collaboration leads to the sharing insights, skills, expertise, and knowledge • For smaller companies, being part of a business ecosystem provides mechanisms to leverage technology, achieves excellence in research and business competence, and competes against other larger companies. • Strong business ecosystems create barriers to entry for new competitors, because new participants not only have to develop better products or services, but they also have to fight through an entire system of interdependent businesses. • Ecosystems drive new collaborations to address rising social and environmental challenges. The primary characteristic of a sound business ecosystem is that it establishes to aspires something together (greater) that lies beyond the

Susan Nel

e are all familiar with ecosystems in nature, but lately we have been seeing the spread of so called 'ecosystems’ establishing themselves in business, with companies coevolving, collaborating and interacting, an interconnected network of businesses spanning traditional industry boundaries. Companies integrate competition and cooperation in innovative and unexpected ways and in the end they need each other in order to survive.

Elmarie van Rensburg & Daleen Small, editor and brand manager

scope or capabilities of one role-player or organisation. Two years ago, Venture Media formed a smart partnership with 99fm and One Africa TV under the name TribeFire Studios where likeminded media brands share a common goal telling stories to weave a positive Namibian narrative. This, is why NTD has been attracted to this concept to the extent that it has been declared our focus for the next year. In a challenging economic environment and with the Coronavirus that has exposed the vulnerabilities of many companies, it is clear that most companies cannot quickly change their business model to open up new revenue streams. Enabling Namibian companies to have access to a network of local businesses, organisations, business professionals and trade-related information might be the key to survival. We therefore challenge you as our clients (and part of our network) to develop a cooperative mindset to see how we can grow the Namibian economy in innovative ways. Establishing and nurturing your own business ecosystem will pay back on so many fronts and can help your organisation improve effectiveness, manage risk, and break through to new innovations. We are therefore excited to play our part in establishing business ecosystems in Namibia using our wide and established network, and you should join! Elmarie van Rensburg

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n 21 March 2020 Namibia celebrated 30 years of independence, peace and prosperity, creating the ideal conditions for sound investments. This year also marks the continuation of a long-standing partnership between the Government and the private sector dating back to independence. It is therefore my pleasure to welcome you to the 2020/2021 edition of the Namibia Trade Directory (NTD). The theme of this year’s edition of the Namibia Trade Directory, ‘Business Ecosystems’, comes at a time when the global economy has slowed down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Namibian economy has inevitably also been affected adversely by the pandemic and it will not be business as usual once the pandemic has been brought under control. Businesses would be required to come up with new and innovative ideas going forward and this year’s theme of the NTD is therefore most appropriate: creating networks of suppliers, distributors, customers and Government agencies that are in competition and cooperation. In the past few years, the Government has enacted several laws and put into place policies to encourage private-sector investments that will enable Namibia to move closer to the development main goal of Vision 2030 to be ‘a prosperous and industrialised country, developed by its human resources, enjoying peace, harmony and political stability’. Namibia has a wealth of natural resources and local value addition is one of the most important features of the Growth at Home strategy. Priority industrialisation programmes identified include agroprocessing, green economy, steel manufacturing and metal fabrication, the automotive and chemical industries, and pharmaceuticals, to mention but a few.

Honourable Lucia Iipumbu (MP)

To encourage direct foreign investment, the Export Processing Zone tax incentives and manufacturers’ incentives are being phased out and will be replaced by the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) regime. In another major development, the Namibia Investment Centre, which has been functioning as a department in the Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade, will be replaced with the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board. It will promote a conducive business environment and market the country as a favourable business destination.

Opportunities for Public Private Partnership (PPP) investments have been identified in key areas such as renewable energy, housing (especially for middle- and low-income earners), and specialised services in the health and education sectors, water provision and land servicing.

Despite its small domestic market, Namibia’s access to Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries creates opportunities for the export of locally manufactured goods to a market of 350 million people. Namibia has positioned itself as a logistics hub for the SADC. Major investments include the multi-billion container terminal at the port of Walvis Bay which doubled its existing containerhandling capacity, while the phased construction of the North Port SADC Gateway is continuing. To facilitate the smooth flow of goods to SADC countries, the country has invested billions of Namibian dollars to improve its road transport

and railway network to SADC countries. The quality of its roads is ranked as the best in Africa, while its road, railroad, airport and shipping infrastructure is the third best in the SADC region.

Namibia’s history has shown that its people are resilient in the face of adversity and seemingly impossible challenges. And while it will take the country’s economy some time to recover from the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Namibia will be ready to welcome investors for business unusual in a country offering a stable investment environment.

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Message from the Editor


Namibia Trade Network


Message from the Minister


About Namibia




Key Investor Service Agencies


Economic Update by IJG


Team Namibia


Namibian Manufacturers Association (NMA)

The Beauty behind the Buzzword





Lewcor Group


- Dr. Chris van Zyl


Francois Erasmus and Partners

its Parts - Chantell Husselmann is Evolving - Nicole Maske

The Whole is better than the Sum of




Frans Indongo Group


Namibia’s Private Equity Ecosystem

Kalahari Holdings





Namibian Standards Institution




RDJ Consulting



20 21

Government Organisations



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The Harold & Ethol Pupkewitz

ADVERTISING AND MEDIA Media Trends and Statistics


Susan Nel Photography


Tribefire Studios


Venture Media




Office of the Prime Minister



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Office of the President

City of Windhoek

- Debbie Rowles


Investment Opportunities



Entrepreneurial Ecosystem





Kaap Agri Namibia


Namib Poultry


Meat Board of Namibia








The Pupkewitz Group of Companies


Retirement Fund for Local Authorities & Utility Services in Namibia (RFLAUN)


Namibian Employers' Federation (NEF)


Public Accountants’ and Auditors’ Board (PAAB)


Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc


The Southern African Customs Union (SACU)


Welwitschia Hospital



EDUCATION African Leadership Institute


University of Namibia (UNAM)


Namibia Training Authority (NTA)






Allan Gray


Ashburton Investments


Bank of Namibia


Benchmark Retirement Fund


Retirement Fund Solutions (RFS)


PWC Namibia


Bank Windhoek


Capricorn Group


Ernst & Young


EOS Capital


FNB Namibia


Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF)


Königstein Capital


Letshego Bank


NAM-MIC Holdings


Prudential Namibia


Nedbank CIB


Old Mutual Namibia


RMB Namibia




Standard bank




Guans Packaging


Autohaus Truck and Bus


Namib Mills


Indongo Toyota Group




FP du Toit Transport


Neo Paints


Logistics Support Services


Walivs Bay Salt Holdings




Plastic Packaging


Manica Group Namibia


Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) 190


Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) 102


Namibia Airports Company (NAC)


The Roads Authority


Walvis Bay Corridor Group


Westair Aviation



Debmarine Namibia


Dundee Precious Metals


Erongo Red


The Chamber of Mines of Namibia






Embassies & High Commissions in



Namibian Missions Abroad


NORED Electricity


Consular Representatives


Oshakati Premier Electric


Namibia Power Corporation



Oceana Group



Regional & International Organisations 203 Business & Professional Organisations


Municipalities - City of Windhoek







Journeys Namibia


Namibia Tourism Board


The Windhoek Collection


Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR)




Omake Moments


What Namibia Trade Network has been up to



The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN)




MTN Namibia


MultiChoice Namibia


Powercom (Pty) Ltd


Telecom Namibia


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CAPITAL: Windhoek

INDEPENDENCE: 21 March 1990


Secular state

Multiparty parliament Democratic Division of power between constitution freedom of religion executive,

90% Christian

legislature and judiciary Freedom of the press/media







FASTEST-GROWING SECTOR: Tourism Diamonds, uranium, copper, lead, zinc, magnesium, cadmium, arsenic, pyrites, silver, gold, lithium minerals, dimension stones (granite, marble, blue sodalite) and many semi-precious stones


The Namibia Dollar (N$) is fixed to and on par with the SA Rand. The South African Rand is also legal tender. Foreign currency, international Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club credit cards are accepted.


All goods and services are priced to include value15% added tax of 15%. Visitors may reclaim VAT.

ENQUIRIES: Ministry of Finance

Tel (+264 61) 23 0773 in Windhoek


Public transport is NOT available to all tourist destinations in Namibia.

There are bus services from Windhoek to Swakopmund as well as Cape Town/Johannesburg/Vic Falls. 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 and domestic charters to all destinations.



17% of surface area

HIGHEST MOUNTAIN: Brandberg OTHER PROMINENT MOUNTAINS: Spitzkoppe, Moltkeblick, Gamsberg PERENNIAL RIVERS: Orange, Kunene, Okavango, Zambezi and Kwando/Linyanti/Chobe


Numerous, including Fish, Kuiseb, Swakop and Ugab

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Welwitschia mirabilis


Elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, leopard, giraffe

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5,450 km tarred

antelope species mammal species (14 endemic)

reptile species frog species bird species

ENDEMIC BIRDS including Herero Chat, Rockrunner, Damara Tern, Monteiro’s Hornbill and Dune Lark

DRINKING WATER Most tap water is purified and safe to drink. Visitors should exercise caution in rural areas.

37,000 km gravel


Walvis Bay, Lüderitz



airstrips Hosea Kutako International

Airport, Eros Airport

RAIL NETWORK: 2,382 km

narrow gauge

TELECOMMUNICATIONS: Direct-dialling facilities to

lines per

200 ENDEMIC 14 vegetation zones plant species 120 100+ species species of lichen of trees


6.2 telephone


ECONOMY Mining, fishing, tourism and agriculture



824,268 km²





100 inhabitants


GSM agreements with

221 countries

117 countries / 255 networks




13,650 people 4

medical doctor per

privately run hospitals in Windhoek with intensive-care units

Medical practitioners (world standard) 24-hour medical emergency services


2.4 million 420 000 inhabitants in Windhoek (15% of total)



DENSITY: 2.2 per km²



14 regions 13 ethnic cultures 16 languages and dialects POPULATION GROWTH RATE:


EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: over 1,700 schools, various vocational and tertiary institutions

TIME ZONES GMT + 2 hours

ELECTRICITY 220 volts AC, 50hz, with outlets for round three-pin type plugs

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



21 MAR

10 APR

13 APR

New Year’s Day

Independence Day

Good Friday

Easter Monday

01 MAY

04 MAY

21 MAY

25 MAY

Workers’ Day

Cassinga Day

Ascension Day

Africa Day

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25 DEC

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National Coat of Arms

National Seal


Heroes Day Human Rights Day/ Christmas Women's Day Day

Family Day


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22 MAR


New Year’s Day




Independence Independence Day Day Observed

Good Friday





Easter Sunday

Easter Monday

Workers’ Day

Cassinga Day

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25 MAY

26 AUG

10 DEC

Ascension Day

Africa Day

Heroes’ Day

Human Rights Day/ Women's Day









25 DEC

26 DEC

27 DEC

Christmas Day

Family Day

Family Day Observed



National Flag


Presidential Standard

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Namibia celebrated 30 years of independence and peace on 21 March 2020 and offers a stable investment destination.


he overall national vision of Namibia Vision 2030 is a prosperous and industrialised Namibia, developed by its human resources, enjoying peace, harmony and political stability. In order to achieve this vision, the government has enacted several laws and formulated a number of policies to make Namibia an attractive investment destination. These include the following acts: • Public Procurement Act, Act No. 15, 2015, which came into effect on 1 April 2017 • Business and Intellectual Property Authority Act, Act No. 8, 2016 • Namibia Industrial Development Agency Act, Act No. 16, 2016 • Public Private Partnership Act, Act No. 4 of 201.7


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The overall national vision of Namibia Vision 2030 is a prosperous and industrialised Namibia, developed by its human resources, enjoying peace, harmony and political stability.



Namibia is a multi-party democracy which has been politically stable since it gained independence from South Africa in 1990. The country has strong democratic institutions in accordance with the constitution and the rule of law. Free, fair and transparent elections are held at five-year intervals.



Namibia has an abundance of natural resources including minerals, diamonds and fisheries. These resources create opportunities for local processing and value-addition in fields such as fish processing and value-added Blue Economy products, dimension stone processing, gemstones and jewellery, metal fabrication and forestry-related products, including handicrafts.

Despite the global downturn in economic growth and its negative impact on Namibia, sound macroeconomic management has ensured economic stability.


Namibia has an excellent road, railroad, airport and shipping infrastructure with a global ranking of 76th in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report for 2019 and the third place in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) – after South Africa and Mauritius. Its road infrastructure was ranked 21st out of 141 countries in the world and the best in Africa. Major infrastructure projects include the expansion of Walvis Bay port which increased the harbour’s handling capacity of containers from 350 000 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) to 750 000 TEUs, the upgrading of the country’s railway network, and several major road-construction projects to facilitate the improved flow of traffic along the four Walvis Bay Corridors.


Namibia is part of the Common Monetary Area (CMA) with South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. The Namibia dollar (NAD) is pegged to the South African Rand (ZAR) and hence subject to fluctuations of the South African Rand. The financial sector is served by seven commercial banks with international links to facilitate international banking and a branch of a foreign commercial bank which are all authorised by the Bank of Namibia (BoN). The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) offers a range of financial products for approved developmental projects. Non-banking financial services are regulated by the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA).


Namibia has a clear legislative framework for the operation of businesses in the country. The regulation and administration of businesses and industrial property are administered by the Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) which was established under the Business and Intellectual Property Authority Act, Act No. 8, 2016. Other relevant acts include the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Protection Act of 1994, Close Corporation Act of 1988, and the Companies Amendment Act of 2007.

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With its stable government and economy, Namibia offers numerous opportunities in various fields for international investors.


Namibia has a huge backlog of affordable serviced land and housing. Several large housing projects have been launched but there are still opportunities for investment in this field, especially in the case of middleand low-income housing.


The broad outline for the country’s industrialisation between 2012 and 2030 is provided in Namibia’s Industrial Policy. Specific targets in Vision 2030 are that the manufacturing and services sectors should constitute about 80% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and that processed goods should account for no less than 70% of total exports. There is, consequently, great potential for manufacturing enterprises that produce processed and value-added goods, as well as services. Growth at Home is the strategy that is being implemented for the industrialisation of Namibia. Starting in 2015, the strategy is being implemented in four phases of five years each to 2030 and beyond. Namibia has a wealth of natural resources and local value addition is one of the most important features of Growth at Home. The strategy also aims to upgrade and diversify locally manufactured products. Priority industrialisation programmes have been identified in the following sectors: agro and fish processing, steel manufacturing and


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metal fabrication, transportation equipment, manufacturing, automotive industry, chemical industry, mineral beneficiation, green economy, building material and furniture, and pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. The Namibian Manufacturers Association (NMA) is an association not for gain which represents Namibian manufacturers by facilitating a sustainable, competitive and preosperous manufacturing industry for all stakeholders. The associations’ role extends to discussions and negotiations with Government, other sectors in the country and foreign organisations, also as part of foreign trade negotiations. The NMA continuously advocates for better working relations and dialogue between manufacturers and retailers. For full NMA profile refer to page 19.

Namibian Manufacturers Association (NMA) E-mail: Website: Phone: +264 (61) 308 053


Namibia is a popular tourist destination and the fourth most competitive tourist country in Africa.


The government has created an environment for Public Private Partnership (PPP) investment. This includes the National PPP Policy of 2012, the Private Public Partnership Act, Act No. 4 of 2017 and PPP regulations. Investment opportunities include, amongst others, renewable energy, specialised services in the health and education sectors, housing, water provision, public-asset maintenance and land servicing.


Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein tabled the Income Tax Amendment Bill in the National Assembly on 19 February 2020. It makes provision for the abolition of the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) tax incentives and the manufacturers’ tax incentives. Schlettwein said the EPZ would be replaced with the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) regime which is in the process of being finalised.


Situated on the west coast of southern Africa, Namibia facilitates access to 15 other Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member states with an estimated population of 350 million people. The Walvis Bay Corridor Group facilitates trade through three corridors from the port at Walvis Bay: Trans-Kalahari Corridor (Namibia, Botswana, South Africa), Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashe Corridor (Namibia, Zambia, DRC) and the Trans-Cunene Corridor (Namibia and Angola). The TransOranje Corridor links the port of Lüderitz with the Northern Cape in South Africa. Namibia enjoys trade preference with the United States until 2025 under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), and 100% customs-free access to the European Union market under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) and SADC. It is also a signatory of the Cotonou Agreement which is being renegotiated between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) countries after it expired in February 2020.


The liberalisation of participation in energy generation through the Modified Single Buyer Model has created opportunities for investments

in renewable energy, aimed at reducing Namibia’s reliance on imported electricity. Renewable energy projects include solar photovoltaic (PV), wind and biofuel projects.


Namibia is a popular tourist destination and the fourth most competitive tourist country in Africa. There are opportunities for investment in accommodation facilities and PPPs in community conservancies.


Namibia ranks amongst the most sparsely populated countries in the world with an average population density of approximately three people per square kilometre. The estimated population is estimated at 2,5 million in 2020, of which around 17% live in the capital, Windhoek. Close to 45% of the population live in urban areas, but this is expected to grow to 67% by 2041. English, the official language, is widely spoken but it is common for people to speak two or more languages. Oshiwambo is the home language of close to 50% of the population. Afrikaans, Otjiherero, Khoekhoegowab (Damara/Nama), Rukwangali, siLozi, Tswana, German and various San languages, as well as other languages are also spoken by different population groups. w w w. n a m i b i a t r a d e d i r e c t o r y. c o m






The Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) is a facilitation centre and one-stop shop coordinating trade along the four Walvis Bay Corridors linking Namibia and the ports of Walvis Bay and Lüderitz to the rest of the SADC countries.

The Namibia Investment Centre will be replaced as a priority with the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board. Its mandate will be to promote an environment that is conducive for business and to market Namibia as a favourable business destination.

Contact Details: Tel: +264 61 251 669 Email:

Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade, Executive Director Amb. Steve Katjiuanjo Tel: +264 61 2837233


DEVELOPMENT BANK OF NAMIBIA A broad range of financial products, as well as financing for PPPs engaged in developing infrastructure, is provided by the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) for priority development projects. Contact Details: Tel: + 264 61 290 8000 Email:

The Chamber provides trade and investment facility-related advisory services to its members and nonmember institutions.


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THE NAMIBIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY The brand promise of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) is to be a ‘premier voice for business in Namibia’. Its core functions include: • Outgoing and incoming business missions • Certificates of Origin The Chamber provides trade and investment facilityrelated advisory services to its members and non-member institutions. The service is rendered through consultancy to individual business leaders and covers, amongst others: • business support by providing accurate and up-todate information regarding export- import regulations, investment requirements, licensing requirements and more • business matchmaking like B2B or B2G meetings • support in trade missions and exhibitions • industry representation in international trade negotiations or facilitation meetings. Contact Details: Tel: +264 61 228 809 Email:


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN NAMIBIA • Value-added products • Port-related services • Railway development and linkage • Cargo-handling • Warehousing and distribution • Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) projects • Truck-stop facilities • Seawater-desalination plants • Groundwater (borehole drilling) • Pipeline construction to transport water over long distances

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The world is in a state of rapid change. In January the IMF’s World Economic Outlook global growth forecast for 2019 was revised down to 2.9% from 3.0%, while growth was expected to accelerate to 3.3% in 2020 and 3.4% in 2021. Fast forward three short months and the IMF expects a global contraction of 3.0% in 2020 as per its April World Economic Outlook. In the IMF’s words this is, “much worse than the 2008-09 financial crisis”. Economies around the globe have been thrown into turmoil by the various measures implemented by governments aimed at restricting the spread of COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented healthcare and economic shock which will dominate the remainder of 2020, and most probably beyond. Advanced economies are projected to contract by 6.1% in 2020 as these countries have been among the worst affected by the virus early on and lockdown and social distancing measures implemented were often extreme due to a lack of information. The IMF projects a 5.9% contraction in the United States, a 5.2% contraction in Japan, a 6.5% contraction in the UK, a 7.0% contraction in

Source: Bloomberg


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Germany, and 7.2% contraction in France. Italy is expected to be worst off among the larger European nations with a projected contraction of 9.1%, deeper even than the 8.0% contraction expected in Spain. According to the IMF, “Among emerging market and developing economies, all countries face a health crisis, severe external demand shock, dramatic tightening in global financial conditions, and a plunge in commodity prices, which will have a severe impact on economic activity in commodity exporters.” Emerging markets as a whole are projected to contract by 1.0% in 2020, and contract by 2.2% if China is removed from the group. Tighter global financial conditions and the decline in commodity prices mean that even those nations that have yet to be impacted directly by the virus are struggling economically. Many emerging market countries have yet to see a rapid spread of the virus and the IMF warns that the implementation of containment measures in the future may see further downward revisions to growth in emerging markets. South Africa stands out as one of the most severely impacted emerging market countries,

and of particular concern when taking into account the stability Africa’s most industrialised economy brings to the region in general and Namibia in particular. South Africa was one of the first African countries to record the novel coronavirus within its borders, and lockdown measures have been severe. The South African economy has borne the brunt of these measures aimed at slowing the spread of the virus, with the IMF projecting a contraction of 5.8% in 2020, the South African Reserve Bank expecting a contraction of 7.0% and a number of economists expecting an even harsher contraction of around 10%. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the South African economy resulted in a sharp depreciation of the Rand, and by extension the Namibia dollar. The initial impact was driven by the declines in commodity prices and global demand in general. Further currency weakness followed the long-anticipated credit rating downgrade by Moody’s Investor Services in late March. The credit rating agency downgraded South African debt to junk after lagging behind peers for years. As a result, the Rand depreciated some 27% against the US dollar towards the end of April, before strengthening

TRADE AND INVESTMENT Source: BoN, SARB, IJG Securities again through May. We expect currency volatility to remain a theme throughout the year and it is unlikely that the Rand will strengthen much from current levels unless global demand and supply chain restrictions improve. Most countries have turned aggressively to expansionary monetary policy. Central banks have launched massive programs for asset purchases, and financial regulators have eased requirements to allow banks to continue to support customers in distress and the economy more broadly. This has released a massive amount of liquidity into the system, and interest rates in the developed world have never been lower. The US is back at the

While monetary conditions within Namibia are supportive of economic activity, the fiscal position remains stretched and government’s ability to provide stimulus and COVID-19 relief is limited.

0% lower bound for the Fed target rate, and the market expects it to remain there for at least another two years. This is combined with unlimited and open-ended asset purchases. The European Union have kept their negative rates steady while introducing massive amounts of assets purchases. South Africa has been no exception to the global trend in easing monetary policy with the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) cutting benchmark rates by 250 basis points by May. This leaves the South African repo rate at the lowest level on record at 3.75%. This easing by the SARB has allowed the Bank of Namibia (BoN) to follow suit with the regulator having cut the Namibian repo rate to 4.25% by the end of May, with expectations for a further 50 basis points cut in June. Monetary easing will provide welcomed relief to stressed consumers and corporates alike in both Namibia and South Africa. IJG expects interest rates to bottom out at 3.75% in Namibia in 2020, and to remain there for as long as the South African Rand maintains some strength. While monetary conditions within Namibia are supportive of economic activity, the fiscal position remains stretched and government’s ability to provide stimulus and COVID-19 relief is limited. The 2020/21 budget tabled in May is a one-year budget only due to the fact that the current levels of global and domestic economic uncertainty make longer term planning a futile exercise. The 2020/21 fiscal budget stands as a

realistic acceptance that government revenues will be depressed for the year and that the budget deficit and debt position will balloon. Stretched fiscal budgets are however not only a Namibian phenomenon and will be seen around the world. The fact that the Namibian ministry of finance has penned realistic expectations for revenue collection does indicate that they are prepared for revenue disappointments and planning accordingly. While there is little room for error in terms of managing the fiscal position through 2020/21 and 2021/22, the aforementioned preparation does position the Namibian government to better deal with the economic crisis. Despite the ministry of finance placing the Namibian government on an agile footing for the future there is no doubt that fiscal stability will be stretched and metrics such as debt-to-GDP and debt service costs to revenue will deteriorate. The ministry of finance has indicated that they expect debtto-GDP to blow out from 54.8% at the end of March 2020 to 68.7% by the end of March 2021. Adding guarantees to this figure brings the ratio up to over 75%. In addition to this IJG expects debt service costs to revenue to increase from 11.9% to 17.1% over the same period. This means that interest costs will be eating up more of a smaller revenue pool for at least the next two years. These facts are unlikely to be looked at favourably by credit ratings agencies Moody’s and Fitch, as well as potential investors. w w w. n a m i b i a t r a d e d i r e c t o r y. c o m


Both Moody’s Investor Services and Fitch Ratings downgraded Namibian credit ratings late in 2019. Both rating agencies raised their concerns surrounding subdued economic prospects, lack of fiscal reform and fiscal deterioration. The economic impact of COVID-19 will have exacerbated these concerns. Indeed, Moody’s placed the Namibian rating on negative watch from stable outlook in May 2020. We anticipate most emerging market countries to come under similar scrutiny as the crisis drags on and this is thus not only a Namibian problem. Future credit ratings actions are likely to take into account how government reforms the fiscal and economic policy environment in the country and we expect these reforms to be announced by the finance minister in the mid-term budget review in October/November 2020. GDP growth for Namibia for 2020 will be depressed with our models pointing to a contraction of 5.5% on the optimistic side and possibly as large as 12.6% should a second wave of COVID-19 infections spread through the country. This follows a period of stagnant growth starting in 2016 as mentioned previously. It is unlikely that Namibia will experience a V-shaped recovery in 2021 due to the continued fiscal pressures, but that normalisation will ensue towards the end of 2021 should government implement the necessary reforms to fiscal and investment policy.

Source: NSA, IJG Securities

Along with low interest rates, another positive will be low inflation for the year with IJG’s inflation forecast currently pointing to average inflation of 1.9% for the year. Risks lie to the upside however due to global supply chain and demand disruptions due to COVID-19. Real interest rates on domestic assets will benefit from the low inflation environment yielding long term investors higher inflation adjusted returns than in prior years. Namibian economic outlook for 2020 has undoubtedly deteriorated, but it is in the context of a global economic crisis of a magnitude not witnessed since the great depression. It is in this context that President Hage Geingob and his new Cabinet will need to chart a course for the future of the country. The harsh reality of the economic crisis that Namibia is in is that fiscal reforms will need to be implemented sooner rather than later. Churchill said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste”, and these words ring true now as the COVID-19 crisis may bring about a course correction in fiscal and economic policy that would otherwise not have materialised.


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Source: IJG Securities

By Research Analyst: Eric van Zyl


IJG HOLDINGS Group Chairman Mathews Hamutenya Tel: +264 (61) 256 699

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IJG CAPITAL Managing Director Herbert Maier Tel: +264 (61) 383 522

Business Analyst Lavinia Thomas Tel: +264 (61) 383 532

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BENEFITSOF OFTEAM TEAM NAMIBIA NAMIBIA MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP 1515BENEFITS ONE: ASSOCIATION WITH A TEAM NAMIBIA BRAND & USE OF TRADEMARKED LOGO ONE:Your ASSOCIATION WITH TEAM association with theATeam Namibia brand would position you as an NAMIBIA BRAND & USE OF organisation that is associated with a cause TRADEMARKED that ultimatelyLOGO supports the sustainable development of our economy. Team YourNamibia association with the Team Namibia members who are registered with thewould member-based marketing brand position you as an organisation, and who have category 1 or 2 members, organisation that is associated with a cause retail members or strategic partners have exclusive right to the use sustainable the Team Namibia thatthe ultimately supports logo when advertising or promoting their development our economy. Team businessesof(after approval by Team Namibia). Namibia members who are registered with

the Team member-based marketing Namibia members or organisation, indeed nonhave registered their andmembers who havewho category 1 or 2 members, Namibian product/s with Team Namibia and retailhave members orrelated strategic partners have paid the fees, have the exclusive right to use the Team Namibia the exclusive right to use the Team Namibia product logo when advertising or logopromoting when advertising or promoting their by their products (after approval Team Namibia). businesses (after approval by Team With the security of a trademarked logo, Namibia).

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product logo when advertising or promoting their products (after approval by TWO: ADVOCACY Team Namibia). Team Namibia actively engages with

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theirTHREE: competitors. trademarked logo TEAM The NAMIBIA DIRECTORY communicates with and captures the All paid-up members of Team Namibia will attention of buyers; it conveys message be featured free of charge inthe Team Namibia’s Annual Directory, which will be that the Namibian product or service meets distributed to key decision makers and quality, health and safety standards andbethat influencers in our economy, and will distributed at key targeted “outlets”. In the supplier of the service or product is local addition, members will be offered andfavourable can be trusted thedirectory local ratesto tocontribute advertise intothe to further increase their exposure. Team Namibian economy. Namibia provides member lists to publishers

FOUR NEW MEMBER PROFILES & CERTIFICATES Profiles of all new members will be listed in FOUR PROFILESand & on social next NEW Team MEMBER Namibia newsletter media platforms, as well as on negotiated CERTIFICATES third party platforms. Upon registration of Profiles of all new memberswillwillbebeissued listedtoin membership a certificate the new member. An updated certificate will next Team Namibia newsletter and on social be issued every year, upon receipt of payment of membership. media platforms, as well as on negotiated

third party platforms. Upon registration of CONTENT MARKETING FIVE: SOCIAL MEDIA/DIGITAL membership a certificate will be issued to MARKETING theTeam newNamibia An updated certificate active on various socialwill digital marketing platforms. beand issued every year, upon receiptThese of currently include LinkedIn, Twitter, payment of membership. Instagram and Facebook. We have increasing “following and engagement” on various platforms. Regular activity by Team CONTENT MARKETING Namibia will benefit all members that are associated with the Team Namibia brand. FIVE: SOCIAL MEDIA/DIGITAL Team Namibia distributes content from your MARKETING media releases directly to our audience (organic or paid for) or curate existing Team Namibia is active on various social content, which also allows for third party endorsement, on a regular basis,These to relevant and digital marketing platforms. audiences.

currently include LinkedIn, Twitter, SIX: MEDIA Instagram andRELEASES Facebook. We have Team Namibia regularly communicates with increasing engagement” on the media.“following If needed,and we can distribute your mediaplatforms. releases onRegular a monthly basisby toTeam the various activity media – this includes the print media, Namibia willand benefit memberscommercial that are television radioall – including channels – in Namibia, within the associated with the Team Namibiaregion brand.and internationally. Team Namibia also writes its Team distributes content from your own Namibia copy or press releases and generally approaches its members to give comments media releases directly to our audience or quotes for Team Namibia press releases (organic or paid for) or curate existing when relevant. content, which also allows for third party SEVEN: COMPETITIONS/CONTESTS endorsement, on a regular basis, to relevant Team Namibia regularly runs competitions – audiences. on digital platforms and the traditional media. Aim of the competition is predominantly to secure greater awareness SIX: MEDIA RELEASES of our members and their products and services as well as greater engagement with with Team Namibia regularly communicates Team Namibia and what it stands for.

NINE: SUPPLEMENTS Team Namibia negotiates supplements in key print media supported by affordable NINE: SUPPLEMENTS advertising rates for our members. This we intend to secure on a quarterly basis with a Team Namibia negotiates supplements in focus on key local service industries. This key print media supported by affordable would create editorial opportunity for our members.

advertising rates for our members. This we EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS intend to secure on a quarterly basis with a TEN: TEAM TALK EVENTS: focus on key local service industries. This Team Namibia hosts Team Talk events. These our opportunity members to for share wouldevents createallow editorial our their expertise and to create networks in members. view of increasing value addition. ELEVEN: ARRANGEMENT OF BUSINESS EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS TO BUSINESS MEETINGS: Team Namibia will host member networking TEN: TEAM TALK EVENTS: events, such as business meetings between Team Namibia hosts Team Talk events. members and retailers. These events allow our manufacturers and producers to meet These events allow our members to share with retailers and distributors.

their expertise and to create networks in

TWELVE: INVITATION TO PUBLIC view of increasing value addition. EVENTS: Team Namibia frequently receives invitations from government authorities and ELEVEN: ARRANGEMENT OF BUSINESS other organisations. These are distributed to our members. MEETINGS: TO BUSINESS

Team Namibia will host memberMEETING networking THiRTEEN: ANNUAL GENERAL : All members invited tomeetings attend Team events, such are as business between Namibia’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), membershigh and profile retailers. These events allow featuring guests and keynote speakers. Members will have the chance to our manufacturers and producers to meet network with fellow members and be with retailers distributors. updated aboutand latest trends. FOURTEEN: EXHIBITIONS: TWELVE: INVITATION TO PUBLIC Team Namibia is participating at several exhibitions per year – at some Team EVENTS: Namibia will have a small stand, at other Team be attending solely as a Team Namibia Namibiawill frequently receives visitor. Team Namibia will engage members invitations from government authorities and to become co-participants at the exhibitions: in various ways, shared space, other organisations. These are distributed to product/service information for distribution our members. (flyers) or display of products. RESEARCH

the media. If needed, we can distribute your THiRTEEN: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: FIFTEEN: RESEARCH: EIGHT: NEWSLETTER Team Namibia gains market intelligence media releases on a monthly basis to the All members are invited to attend Team Team Namibia produces a regular through regular surveys. These include media – this includes Namibia’s Annual General (AGM), theofprint media, are newsletter. Recipients the publication perceptions surveys as well Meeting as surveys to member organisations of Team Namibia and establish key trends. Members can also seek featuring high profile guests and keynote television and radio – including commercial Team Namibia’s support with regard to key decision makers in both the public and channels – in Namibia, within the speakers. Members have the chance to conducting surveys. will Once we have received private sector. Team Namibia willregion publishand your survey questions, we would be able to content received from your organisation on internationally. Team Namibia also writes its network with fellow members and be create an online survey on your behalf and a regular basis. of other directories; e.g. Namibia Trade provide withlatest the raw data for your own own copy or press releases and generally updatedyou about trends. Directory and Who’s Who. interpretation. approaches its members to give comments or quotes for Team Namibia press releases FOURTEEN: EXHIBITIONS: TWO: ADVOCACY Fax: +264 Team 61 417Namibia 406 is participating at several 410 relevant. Team Namibia actively engages with Tel: +264 61 417when Web: Email: exhibitions per year – at some Team stakeholders ranging from government w w w. n a m i b i a t r a d e d i r e c t o r y. c o m 18 SEVEN: COMPETITIONS/CONTESTS Namibia will have a small stand, at other through to private sector organisations



as NCCI, NEF, CIF, NTF, ECB, Team Namibia, Chamber of Mines and NTA, to name a few. Some other services offered by NMA to members include: the bi-annual Manufacturing Directory (an important source of information for government, investors and members alike), assisting members with outstanding VAT issues and obtaining Manufacturing Status, constant dialogue and input on the Retail Charter and Constant dialogue with stakeholders in the regulation of utilities cost.


At NMA our prime concern is to support the Namibian Manufacturers. It is for them that we strive to ease the doing of business in the country and the region. However it is our firm belief that the Namibian business sector needs to address challenges faced in a combined effort and speak with one voice. Consequently, as so far the retail sector has no representative organisation, we decided to also take on associate memberships from retailers. Mr. Ronnie Varkevisser (NMA – CEO)

Miss. Fiina Kapolo (NMA - Office Manager)

The Namibian Manufacturers Association (NMA) is an association not for gain which represents Namibian manufacturers by facilitating a sustainable, competitive and prosperous manufacturing industry for all stakeholders. Originally founded in 1994 by a group of Windhoek manufacturers to represent and promote manufacturers products, it was transformed into a Section 21 Company in 2002.


Membership is open to any legal person or entity, actively involved in manufacturing, processing or value-addition in Namibia.


Membership is open to any legal person or entity and organisation providing products or services to, or supporting the manufacturing industry in Namibia. However, associate members do not have voting rights at the Annual General Meetings.

With a current membership of more than 100, we enhance member visibility by assisting members with marketing functions through the NMA Website, business delegations and by addressing direct inquiries. The associations' role extends to discussions and negotiations with Government, other sectors in the country and foreign organisations, also as part of foreign trade negotiations. The NMA continuously advocates for better working relations and dialogue between manufacturers and retailers.


NMA plays a huge and important role in influencing the formulation of government policies. This is especially relevant to those policies directly affecting manufacturers, such as Manufacturing Incentives, work permits, Taxation, NDP4/NDP5, Growth @ Home , HARAMBEE Prosperity Plan, New Procurement Bill, etc. NMA influences curriculum development and manufacturing related courses at tertiary institutions for the benefit of the Industry. NMA maintains a close working relationship with important stakeholders such

NAMIBIAN MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (NMA) E-mail: Website: Phone: +264 (61) 308 053 Fax: +264 (0) 88-621079

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Debbie Rowles believes the magic-makers have the ability to change the world through the power of human-centred, purpose-led strategy & brands. In a nutshell she is a: Solutionist | Thinker | Starts with Why activist | Brand purpose addict | Curator | Strategist | Works consciously | Treads lightly. As a purpose-led strategist she has more than twenty years of experience in brand management, business strategy and management consulting in numerous industries for some of the most sought-after corporate and consumer brands. She now works as a Strategist, Solutionist & Thinker under her own brand ThinkHumanBeing.

Susan Nel

At its simplest level an ecosystem is a community or group of living organisms that live and interact with each other and the non-living elements of the environment in which they live. Natural ecosystems are balanced systems that ensure sustainability & survival – cultivating mutual benefit for all. All the members of the system are interconnected, so the loss or change of one factor can have large effects rippling through the entire ecosystem.


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hat is true – is that we live in a world of ecosystems. An ecosystem is a series of relationships that work together to create balance. The thing is the theory of ecosystems and systems thinking implies that you work together in balance to create something of good. If you truly apply systems thinking you need to take into account that the environment is part of your ecosystem. No business ecosystem on earth is sustainable without two critical factors that live outside of your organisation- the people & the planet. In fact - that is all a business is - a collection of people providing value (services &/ goods) to another group of people who all have one thing in common – the environment they operate in. The rise of the ecosystems buzzword has led us all to believe that we require a new way of thinking about our businesses — the ecosystems perspective. Whilst it may just


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be a buzzword that has recently come back into management circles – the heart of ecosystem thinking provides us with an opportunity to become much more relevant through sustainable strategies that in turn drive business resilience. You can call your current structure a network, system or stakeholder strategy, but if you want to call it an ECOsystem, it involves a profound shift in perspective. Can you take a step back & think about the system your business or product is a part of & how you are part of the greater system, what your role is within that system and how you are able to influence the system you operate in to create shared value for everyone in the value chain. This new perspective is critical if you want to shift from operating in an egosystem to an ecosystem. Let’s have a look at the essence of business ecosystems in relation to the origin of the thinking.

One of the key indicators of a healthy business ecosystem is that it should enable companies to evolve together, shifting the focus to co-creation rather than competition. Everyone in the ecosystem should be getting what they need and contributing what they have to create value that can be shared so that benefits are shared across the entire system. In this definition market success would include benefit for your suppliers, producers, users, employees and everyone else involved in your business. Creating a business ecosystem with the right people or partners is critical to sustainability. These need to be authentic relationships driven by a common purpose or intention. If we start to look at our competitors as co-creators within our category – what would innovation look like & how would our consumers benefit? In nature ecosystems can be of different sizes and can be marine, aquatic, or terrestrial. Similarly in the business world, there are a number of ecosystems that can be at play. An ecosystem doesn’t magically appear, it will come as part of a purposeful strategic planning process through a drive to create value across the chain for your customers. Ecosystem thinking can be of huge value for a small business because it allows you the opportunity to access resources that you may never had had within your own business. Once

In ecosystems, both matter and energy are conserved. Energy flows through the system—usually from light to heat—while matter is recycled.

What does your ecosystem look like?


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Business ecosystem thinking & designing for a circular economy go hand in hand. There are incredible opportunities that exist for businesses if we start to look at how we can disrupt the current pattern of consumption from takemake-discard to mimicking the way matter & energy are conserved in a natural ecosystem. What if you could repurpose, renew or remanufacture your products? How could your waste today become someone else’s innovation material tomorrow? Do people really need to own your products or is there an opportunity for leasing or sharing? Ecosystems with higher biodiversity tend to be more stable with greater resistance and resilience in the face of disturbances, or disruptive events. One of the key characteristics of a business ecosystem is that the achievement lies beyond the capabilities of any individual person, organization, or a group. In a stable environment – ecosystems can provide a competitive edge as they are difficult to replicate. In a disruptive & unstable environment like we are all experiencing now, they can provide resilience. Robust relationships within a business ecosystem can provide the agility that is necessary to pivot & drive the innovation that will help you survive this change. How to jumpstart ecosystem thinking in your business. • Locate yourself: Understand what value you are truly adding to your consumers & the environment you operate within. If you have not solidified your why – this is the time. Your why is crucial in identifying the businesses you want to align yourself with & how you can shift your business to drive innovation. • Be authentic: Do you really care about your stakeholders? Are you acting on your values? • Zoom out: Stop looking at the details. What does this ecosystem look like from above. Who are we to all of these players. How do we influence this environment? How do people interact or relate to people who are using our services or products? What can we learn about ourselves from outside our walls?


you think outside of the vacuum of your business – there may be cross pollination opportunities that will form an integral drive for innovation & expansion in your offering.


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what benefits can we see if we start to partner up with competitors, suppliers, consumers.

what you love

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what the world needs

what the world will pay for

If you talk about ecosystems, circular economies, design thinking, driving innovation - you have got to talk about why you exist? Humans drive business. Purpose drives humans. It's as simple as that.


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Your purpose exists separately from your business. It is the one thing that will ensure sustainability. If you need to pivot your business it will have to pivot around your purpose & not around your products.

T • Be curious: Ask yourself what the world really needs – short term & long term. What are the megatrends. Do we have the skills to deliver or create value in line with these megatrends? If not how can we partner to deliver value to our clients? If you are delivering on your why, purpose or mission – any business shift will be credible to your audiences.

To close off in the words of management guru Peter Drucker - “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not turbulence itself, but to act with yesterday’s logic”. The time has come to shift our thinking.

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Dr. Chris van Zyl is the Head of the Management Department in the Faculty of Management Sciences at the Namibia University of Science and Technology. He holds PhD, MBA and Honors degrees from the University of Stellenbosch as well as two more qualifications in the medical sciences. He has more than 21 years of experience as an academic in Higher Educational Institutions. He is passionate about the mapping of the Namibian Entrepreneurship Ecosystem which is an ongoing project. He is currently a team member of an international consortium of universities that are funded by DAAD to establish renewable energy mini-grids in some identified rural areas of Namibia that could contribute towards the creation of entrepreneurial opportunities for rural societies.

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access to all the contact details of all the actors in the ecosystem and should be able to communicate freely and unrestricted with each and every other actor within the ecosystem. This is not the case in Namibia since access to complete information is fragmented and in some cases not available at all. There is no single and complete database of information available in Namibia which provides contact details of all the relevant actors in the Namibian entrepreneurial ecosystem.


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ntrepreneurs need an encouraging environment within which they could innovate, prosper and grow their enterprises. This environment is referred to as an ecosystem. In an optimally functional entrepreneurial ecosystem, different actors interact dynamically with some other actors in the system to create value or profits. The different actors within an entrepreneurial ecosystem are categorized according to their respective value propositions or functions that each performs, in other words each actor performs a specific set or a combination of value addition functions. For instance, the


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provision of specialized professional services, the manufacturing of products and distribution of certain products, etc. The entrepreneur is central within this entrepreneurial ecosystem. Other important actors within the ecosystem are political leaders and policy makers, competitors, suppliers, customers, labourers, educational institutions, banks, venture capitalists, general society with its norms, values and beliefs, necessary infrastructure, non-governmental organisations and support professionals such as accountants, attorneys, etc. In ideal conditions, the entrepreneur (or the customer alternatively) should have easy

Entrepreneurial ecosystems are dynamic and change over time. This process could be explained by the industry lifecycle concept. In the industry lifecycle concept a start-up enterprise goes through an initial emerging stage, then proceeding through a growth phase, followed by a maturing phase and then goes into a decline phase. Innovation and an adjustment of the way things are being done is usually necessary to prevent an enterprise from becoming redundant. Innovation-driven entrepreneurs have effective methods how to access key resources in order to revitalize their enterprises. They access it through social networks and by applying mental processes that are focused on, for instance, growth and sustainability of their enterprises. The networking capabilities of these successful entrepreneurs in the ecosystem keep themselves motivated and connected to other actors in the ecosystem based on good relationships. Thriving ecosystems do not have high entry barriers or barriers for access to the necessary resources for actors. Entrepreneurs in thriving ecosystems usually know where to find all kinds of required resources that they need for their enterprises. Strong ecosystems allow entrepreneurs to quickly find knowledge and resources they need in

FOCUS: BUSINESS ECOSYSTEMS order to succeed in their enterprises. Well connected ecosystems have huge opportunities for crowdfunding or crowdsourcing. Access to resources is critical for entrepreneurs to maintain the integrity of ecosystems. Capital structure and capital heterogeneity are significant aspects for the maintenance and viability of entrepreneurial ecosystems. The role of capital connectors as actors in the ecosystem to link the capital resource needs of entrepreneurs to capital providers in the system cannot be underestimated. Successful entrepreneurs and ventures contribute towards employment creation, political and socio-economic stability. These actors usually create an environment where innovation could thrive and an atmosphere where attitudes towards self-sustainment are cultivated. The latter usually leads to the development of healthy competitive behaviors which is

Entrepreneurs in thriving ecosystems usually know where to find all kinds of required resources that they need for their enterprises.

necessary for actors to compete for quality, price, availability and convenient access to products and services. Effective government policies and regulations, appropriate support and social factors as well as entrepreneurial education and training are all positively associated with worthy entrepreneurial performances. The success of enterprises in ecosystems are largely dependent on the attributes of the entrepreneur. This leads to the question of how entrepreneurs could be equipped with the required qualities in order to succeed. The role of Higher Educational Institutions and Vocational Training Institutions as critically important actors in the entrepreneurial ecosystem cannot be ignored. Universities are known for their roles in the development of knowledge, technology and the commercialization of intellectual property rights. Educational institutions have a responsibility to support their enrolled students, but also to provide attention to the upliftment of under-privileged portions of society as potential contributors to entrepreneurial ecosystem successes. The university’s role in personal and economic development for social inclusion of under-represented members of society is a fundamental input to stimulate greater involvement of society in ecosystem activities. The role of the university to engage rural or small communities for inclusion in entrepreneurial ecosystems would have some benefits for these societies. They would get access to a variety of resources; be sensitized to transformative cultural and attitudinal needs for adaptation and inclusion; improved coordination and cooperation for access to markets for their

products and access to potential investors and social entrepreneurship opportunities. Access to relevant technology is a necessity for rural enterprises to fully utilize the benefits associated with being in continuous contact with other actors in an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Mapping an ecosystem is essential for getting the local communities within the ecosystem engaged and committed. How does one go about to map an ecosystem? The first requirement is to find the relevant information about all the actors in the ecosystem. Secondly to categorise and organize the information. Thirdly to create an ecosystem map and to share it with other actors in the ecosystem. Namibia University of Science and Technology has identified the need to map the Namibian entrepreneurial ecosystem. This process would be a continuous process since ecosystems are dynamic and change regularly over time. The actors in the Namibian entrepreneurial ecosystem will be categorized according to the Region, formal or informal sector of the economy, industry and sub-industries, etc. A unified database will be created and maintained by the university and be made available to all other stakeholders in the greater Namibian ecosystem for comment, updating and sharing. In this way the university will attempt to assist in the sharing of information which could improve the entrepreneurial activities in Namibia. Dr. Chris van Zyl Head of Department Faculty of Management Sciences Namibia University of Science and Technology w w w. n a m i b i a t r a d e d i r e c t o r y. c o m



Chantell Husselman is the PwC Namibia Tax Leader. She leads the Firm’s Tax Department with a focus on a distinctive culture that attracts, develops and retains top talent, builds trust in society, solves complex client problems and has a positive impact on society. Chantell is a chartered accountant and has spent more than 20 years at the firm between the Assurance and the Tax Service Lines. She is an Indirect Tax expert, specialising in VAT and Customs and Excise consulting for the past 15 years. She is passionate about developmental programmes, knowledge sharing and is also the leading PwC Business School Partner. Chantell is a past president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia (ICAN) and a former board member of the Public Accountants and Auditors Board.

the concept to the interconnected world of commerce. He wrote in a 1993 Harvard Business Review article: ‘Successful businesses are those that evolve rapidly and effectively. Yet innovative businesses can’t evolve in a vacuum’.


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his wise expression coined by philosopher Aristotle defines the today widely used concept of synergy. It echoes that together we achieve more. When pondering on the topic of Business Ecosystems, the concept nailed by Aristotle stuck with me and motivated me to focus on practical examples on how PwC Namibia embraces and fosters ecosystems, eventually leading me to dwell on how relevant and important the concept is to the entire Audit and Professional Service rendering profession. Natural ecosystems were defined in the 1930s by British botanist Arthur Tansley to refer to a localised community of living organisms interacting with each other and their particular surrounding environment. Business strategist, James Moore, imported


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At PwC, we believe that ecosystems accelerate learning, innovation and growth. Though we operate in a very regulated environment, being part of the larger society and operating in that mindset should be at the core of everything we do. This is emphasised by both our purpose which is building trust in society and solving crucial problems. Our core values are: act with integrity, work together, make a difference, and care and re-imagine the possible. In a small market such as the Namibian market, it is not financially viable to keep certain skills in-house on a full-time basis for PwC. This is especially so for highly specialised technical skills that are needed on projects that come by only once or twice every year, or even every second year. Skills such as engineering, for example, are not needed on a full time basis as the firm does not have many projects that would need such skills. To ensure that PwC delivers on projects that would require such skills, PwC makes use of sub-contractors for individuals or teaming-up agreements for companies. Through a well-crafted, risk-averse and structured approach labelled Joint Business Relationships (JBRs) we are able to join hands with other corporates in tackling complex problems or delivering Thought leadership interventions to our clients, the business community or society at large. An example would be our annual hosting of the National

Budget Gala Dinner in collaboration with the Minister of Finance, Standard Bank Namibia, Liberty Life Namibia and Namibia Media Holdings (Pty) Ltd. The event is well attended by business leaders, representatives from the government and the business community. Through this JBR, where each organisation plays a part, we have successfully managed to have the tabling of the National Budget analysed and timely communicated to stakeholders for over ten years. Through this event, the Minister of Finance as the main stakeholder has an opportunity on the day of tabling the National Budget to address the business community, reaching Namibian households with live streaming of the event and is available to take questions from the audience and viewers. At PwC we regard our role of analysing the announced budget and tax proposals as key to the JBR. We also use this opportunity to influence tax policy developments and contribute via the ICAN Tax Committee on various technical taxrelated topics. Another example would be our approach to delivering short-course training at the PwC Business School. Being relevant to our course offering, we find it imperative to engage with trainers/institutions outside our firm as opposed to only making use of PwC facilitators. As part of this strategy, in November 2019, the Business School signed a JBR with the Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST). Through this JBR we are one step closer in our drive of firstly upskilling recent graduates and preparing them for the workforce and, secondly, we can join hands in keeping our nation informed and educated about

Example number three would be our innovative Remchannel survey. With more than 100 local participant companies and over 60 000 data points, PwC's Remchannel is the largest online salary survey in Namibia. Our cutting-edge survey system allows executives and human resources (HR) practitioners to make informed Namibian reward and strategy decisions using the system's distinctive features. In this ecosystem, we need accurate and timely data from our participants and in return the participants can make their own informed decisions. We rely on accurate data by HR personnel who together with their relevant organisations are our collaborators. It is only with their support that such Namibian data can be made available to all other participants – this being an ecosystem where everybody must contribute in order to benefit. With regard to skills development I focus on our commitment and continued efforts on interacting and engaging with local and South African higher institutions. This ecosystem assists PwC in attracting top talent but in the same breath ensures that these institutions and students are well informed about our bursary scheme, our service offerings and career opportunities. I also wish to acknowledge the University of Namibia (UNAM) Accounting Society (UNAS), the Public Accountant and Auditors Board ( PAAB) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia (ICAN) for the roles they play in keeping students educated in the chartered accountant (CA) profession as an attractive career optionsdefinitely making our job easier. In general PwC and many other audit firms invest significantly in training through tutoring at higher education institutions as this profession is one of the main exporters of Namibian skills. The upside to such cross-border mobility is the fact that these professionals can, upon their own choice, make use of their skills in another country, thereby acquiring valuable work experience. PwC has various programmes and initiatives in place that are aimed at supporting future

leaders at school level. These include the Omuhoko Trust Fund, the A.L.I.V.E initiative and the Back to School project. The Omuhoko Trust Fund has supported the educational development of underprivileged Namibians, through donations, training programmes and awareness campaigns. The fund is managed and driven by PwC staff who make voluntary monthly contributions to assist the communities we operate in. The Omuhoko Trust collaborates with various stakeholders when implementing its community projects. In the past year (2019/2020), the Trust’s A.L.I.V.E summer school, a youth empowerment programme aimed at helping learners improve their accounting and mathematics skills, and worked with top local teachers and the South African Memory Institute. This initiative saw 21 learners successfully complete the programme. The Omuhoko Trust Fund donated back-to-school hampers to the grade 1 learners of the Green Leaf Primary School to ensure they carry out their school activities effectively. Furthermore, we have partners and managers that facilitate leadership and technical courses at the African Leadership Institute (ALI). ALI is run by former PwC Country Senior Partner Dawie Fourie to equip and develop leaders in Namibia. PwC collaborates with ALI by providing partners and managers to assist with lectures, course content and the setting and marking of examination papers. As part of our Corporate Social Investment programme, PwC engaged the Namibian Police Force for its #KeepMeSafe campaign, by providing whistles for children to use in the event of danger or crime. Being traditionally referred to as an audit firm, let us move the focus to the relevance of business ecosystems in strengthening audit quality. The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the global accountancy profession are committed to continuous improvement and recognise the negative consequences of any audit failure. IFAC sets out its recommendations for achieving high-quality audits. ‘Audits contribute meaningfully to the functioning of organisations, financial markets, and economies. While many thousands of audits are conducted each year without any issues, improvements are needed to ensure consistent high quality,’ said IFAC CEO Kevin Dancey. ‘This, however, cannot be achieved

in a vacuum – all participants in the audit and assurance ecosystem must work together in striving to achieve high-quality audits 100% of the time. It is a vital part of our profession’s public interest mandate.’ In support to the above, three key factors identified by the USA-based Centre for Audit Quality to strengthen this ecosystem are: 1. commitment to continuous improvement, such as through the creation of resources for the auditing profession 2. collaboration with partners across the financial supply chain on key issues like strengthening audit committees and fighting fraud 3. policy engagement on top issues, such as the development of audit quality indicators, enhancing disclosure, and the debate over mandatory retendering and rotation. All three points are very relevant and important to the Namibian audit profession, all companies subject to an external audit, and all audit committees/regulators tasked with the duty of protecting these companies and their stakeholders. In the Namibian context, it is critical to continuously focus on the need to strengthen internal controls and ethical leadership by companies, the need for regulators in Namibia to play a supportive and collaborative role instead of being a criticiser, and also the need for auditors to adhere to professional standards and behave ethically. The solution most often lies in approaching complex topics or decisions with both ownership and openness. These two traits are difficult to display simultaneously – but they are the key to navigating the gray.

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relevant topics through hosting public lectures across a number of disciplines. PwC further collaborated with the Namibian Institute for Public Administration Management (NIPAM) to perform training sessions on corporate governance and fraud prevention to private sector and public sector attendees. PwC assisted with a facilitator for these training sessions, which they could not provide/present at the time.


Nicole Maske is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Eos Capital from 2015 to 2018 and now Partner: Value Add. Her focus is on financial services and strategy as an MBA graduate from London Business School, an Actuary and a Financial Risk Manager (FRM). She gained vast knowledge from a variety of sectors and leading businesses across Africa while at McKinsey and Company, the leading global management consulting firm, Liberty Life in South Africa, as well as Old Mutual Africa.

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Becoming a self-sufficient ecosystem For the private equity ecosystem to be properly established in Namibia, more than just the fund managers are required. They rely on other businesses to ensure they carry out their mandate. These include: • Lawyers – drafting initial fund agreements and transaction agreements, legal due diligence • Financial and tax due diligence providers • Commercial due diligence providers • Fund administrators • Valuators – carrying out independent valuations of portfolio investments • Auditors

Nicole Maske THE BIRTH OF AN ECOSYSTEM When Eos Capital raised its first private equity fund in 2015, the words “Private Equity” and “Unlisted Investments” were mostly met with blank faces and vague nods, with most people guessing what these terms might mean, but not actually having any idea. The Ministry of Finance had recently put into place new Pension Fund Regulations which required Pension Funds and Insurers to invest in the real economy – into so called “Unlisted Investments” that would be managed by “Unlisted Investment Managers.” In other parts of the world, investing into the real economy through unlisted managers was already common practice. Private equity fund managers (PE firms), the largest type of unlisted manager, invested USD 767.99bn in 2015 and USD 845.56bn in 2019. PE firms


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raise money from investors – mostly institutional investors such as pension funds – and invest it into private companies (not listed on the stock exchange) through a mixture of equity and debt funding. For typically 4-7 years they work with these portfolio companies, helping them achieve higher growth and become more efficient, with the goal of selling them for a healthy profit when they exit. These new regulations were the catalyst for the birth of a new private equity ecosystem in Namibia, and Eos Capital was one of the first private equity fund managers to be registered with Namfisa. We raised our first private equity fund, the N$460m Allegrow Fund, in 2015 from 19 investors. Allegrow is a growth and operational improvement private equity fund with a Namibia-only mandate.

When we started in 2015, no such ecosystem existed. Although some financial and legal due diligence had been done in the past, it was very limited and didn’t bring the benefit of experience in knowing what to look for from having seen similar deals before. Our initial fund agreements had to be written in South Africa by a firm with years of experience. There was no local fund administrator that we could use. Our first two audits were mighty confusing for us and the auditors, with no one sure what the correct format was to use for the AFS. Valuations needed to be done in South Africa. 5 years on and the ecosystem has grown. With close to 20 unlisted investment managers now registered with Namfisa, there is impetus for the rest of the ecosystem to catch up. Eos Capital has thus far made 7 investments and reviewed a number more. By March 2020, N$1.6bn has been drawn down from investors for unlisted investments in Namibia. Each time an investment was made, the other partners in the ecosystem had an opportunity to develop their skillset, thus developing the entire ecosystem. Not only do our competitors assist

FOCUS: BUSINESS ECOSYSTEMS us in building this ecosystem by allowing other businesses to gain experience, they are also crucial when we consider deals that are too big for us and we need to coinvest. Through this we learn from each other and the Namibian private equity ecosystem grows stronger. EOS CAPITAL’S ECOSYSTEM To date, Eos has invested in the following companies through its Allegrow Fund: 1. Elso Holdings – manufacturer of bio-degradable soaps, sanitary paper and cleaning equipment 2. Fabupharm - manufacturer of pharmaceutical and personal care products 3. Rosewood Academy – private school with small classes in Windhoek 4. Panel to Panel – manufacturer and installer of prefabricated panels 5. Heat Exchange (and subsidiaries Aqua Mechanica and Valco Pipes) – water treatment solutions and pipe provider 6. Nambob – funeral services provider 7. Eco Group - process instrumentation solutions and valves provider Eos Capital’s mission is to contribute to the growth of the Namibian economy by supporting the growth of the private sector. Given the small size of the private sector in Namibia and the fact that Namibia is an open economy, the private sector needs to support each other if it wants to grow and flourish. We need to buy locally produced goods and use local services where possible. We need to share expertise and talent, collaborate on new opportunities and find ways to partner instead of only compete. Within our portfolio we encourage the businesses to work as an ecosystem. Although each business is run independently and within a different sector, they collaborate in various ways. Some great examples: Panel to Panel recently built fantastic new classrooms for

Rosewood Academy’s new school in Windhoek. Nambob has been using Elso’s expert cleaning advice and products to ensure it maintains the highest standards throughout its business. Heat Exchange is collaborating on a new offering for commercial customers with Elso. The Finance Managers in the businesses learn from each other and the CEOs support each other with advice, connections and collaborative opportunities. REACHING BEYOND Eos’s ecosystem provides a safe ecosystem for collaboration as the businesses ultimately have the same shareholder. Can it work outside of this environment? Looking at Elso, we see it does. Elso has created an ecosystem that reaches beyond its sister companies in Eos. Its ecosystem includes: • Plastic Packaging, a competitor, who Elso provides with products and vice versa. While we do still compete, we also support each other by buying locally what we might otherwise have imported. Elso is now also selling some of its waste to Plastic Packaging for reuse, instead of throwing it away. • BEE Namibia (Biofuels), where Elso has replaced one of its imported products with a product that BEE produces. Together Elso and BEE are also considering new product development opportunities. • EcoAwards, to educate their members on ways they can more sustainable by refilling containers with cleaning detergents from Elso instead of buying new containers. • Retailers, where Elso packages a number of house brands – which actually compete with Elso’s products in store. By integrating competition and collaboration in its ecosystem, Elso has grown and been able to enhance its offering to the market.

THE BIGGER PICTURE The sustainability of our portfolio companies is predicated on partnership with an ecosystem that transcends the operations of our portfolio companies and the internal Eos Capital ecosystem. For example, regulators coming up with fit-for-purpose and pragmatic regulations, policymakers providing and implementing policies helping local companies to thrive, competitors finding a modus vivendi between cooperation and competition, customers buying local products and institutional investors like pension funds, corporates and insurance companies giving preferential treatment and allocation to local and Namibian owned unlisted managers. Especially in Namibia, where the economic landscape is so small, we all need to work together to build the overall Namibian business ecosystem, to ensure economic growth and a sustainable future. w w w. n a m i b i a t r a d e d i r e c t o r y. c o m


ADVERTISING AND MEDIA Namibia has a vibrant and diverse media landscape, despite its relatively small population and long-distance distribution networks. While infrastructure for data connections continuously improves, the use of online media is still restricted by prohibitive data costs and internet speeds. MEDIA FREEDOM

Namibia retained its position as Africa’s best ranked country for media freedom on the 2020 World Press Freedom Index of Reporters Without Borders, with a ranking of 23rd and a score of 19.25. The index is compiled annually by Reporters Without Borders, a nonprofit organisation that promotes and defends freedom to be informed and to inform others throughout the world. Scores were calculated by analysing 87 criteria in seven categories for 180 countries. Reporters Without Borders pointed out that press freedom in Namibia: ‘… is often defended by the courts when under attack from other quarters within the state or by vested interests.’

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Reporters Without Borders stated that: ‘… the legal framework could be improved by the adoption of a long-promised law on access to stateheld information .” The Access to Information Bill, which was drafted in 2016, is regrettably yet to be enacted. Reporters Without Borders also referred to Namibian journalists and media outlets which: ‘… found themselves under attack in 2019 when their revelations about officials taking bribes in exchange for granting access to Namibia's fishing grounds resulted in the arrests of two ministers and several businessmen …’ Reporters without Borders warned that: ‘… the financial prospects of the privately-owned media and independent news coverage,’ are being threatened by pro-government media getting an ever-larger chunk of the revenue available from advertising.


The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting submitted a bid to the United Nations Education and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO) late last year to host the 2021 World Press Freedom Day conference in


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Windhoek. The 2021 conference will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic African Press which was adopted in the capital on 3 May 1991. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed World Press Freedom Day in 1993 following a recommendation adopted at the 26th session of UNESCO's General Conference in 1991.


The Editors Forum of Namibia (EFN) revived the media awards when it hosted an awards ceremony and gala dinner in Windhoek on 3 October 2019 – nine years after the awards were last held under the auspices of the Namibia chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) in 2010. The event coincided with the International Day for Universal Access to Information. The country’s best journalists in ten categories were recognised for their excellence. The multi-award winning investigative journalist Safa Al Ahmad was the keynote speaker at the event. She had worked with the Saudi journalist Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi who was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, a year earlier – on 2 October 2018.

ADVERTISING & MEDIA The EFN elected a new executive committee for the next two years at its annual general meeting in October 2019. Allgemeine Zeitung editor Frank Steffen is the new chairperson, while Ronelle Rademeyer, news editor of the Republikein, will continue to serve as secretary general. Peter Denk, executive producer at the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), was elected as vice chairperson, Stefan Hugo, chief executive officer of TribeStudios was elected as treasurer and Charles Tjatindi, acting news editor at The Namibian, will assist Rademeyer. The new executive committee plans to submit a request to the Communications Authority of Namibia (CRAN) and the government to allow the EFN to co-regulate compliance with the broadcasting code CRAN intends to introduce to regulate broadcasters. The EFN has strongly objected to the planned regulation and made submissions to the authority in 2016 and 2017.

Namibia retained its position as Africa’s best ranked country for media freedom on the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, with a ranking of 23rd and a score of 19.25.


Radio has by far the largest reach of the media in Namibia and can be heard in the country’s most remote corners. With nine radio stations, the state-owned broadcaster, the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), dominates the airwaves, reaching nearly 80% of the population. There are, however, close to two dozen commercial, community, online and religious radio stations catering for a wide variety of audiences. NBC also dominates the television media in terms of its reach and the number of viewers. One Africa Television, the first free-to-air commercial television station in Namibia, is the only local television station that provides alternative news and programming to the NBC. MultiChoice Namibia offers two pay TV services: DStv and GOtv.


The number of weekly printed newspapers in English dwindled from seven to four following the migration of the Namibia Economist and Informante newspaper to digital, while The Villager has ceased publishing its print and online newspaper. The loss-making Southern Times newspaper, a regional newspaper published jointly by Namibia’s state-owned New Era Publications Corporation and the state-owned Zimbabwe Newspapers (Pty), closed in April 2019. Readers, however, continue to have a choice of print editions of four daily (Monday to Friday) commercial newspapers in English, Afrikaans and German, a state-owned daily newspaper, an Oshiwambo weekly and a community newspaper published twice a week for the central coastal communities.


The advertising industry operates in an environment free of any statutory body or a voluntary watchdog, but maintains high standards of professionalism. Media houses and advertising agencies in Namibia provide a variety of services, including multi-platforms campaigns and brand marketing, events and media planning (covering traditional and online media).

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MEDIA TRENDS Extracts from a presentation curated by Think Human Being. Information credited to original authors.

Source: Mediametrics. Copyright Vision Africa 2019.

Source: POPULATION: United Nations; Local Government Bodies; MOBILE - GSMA INTELLIGENCE; INTERNET: ITU; Glovalwebindex; GSMA INTELLIGENCE; Local Telecoms Regulatory Authorities and Government bodies; APJIII; Kepois Analysis; SOCIAL MEDIA: Platforms’ self-service advertising tools; Company announcements and earnings reports; Cafebazaar; Kepios Analysis (all latest available data in January 2020). COMPARIBILITY ADVISORY: Sources and base changes.

Source: GSMA Intelligence (January 2020, based on data for Q4 2019). NOTE: Percentages vs. population may exceed 100% due to individual use of multiple connections. Total global connections figure quoted here does not include IOT cellular connections. COMPARABILITY ADVISORY: Base changes. Some figures may not be directly comparable to data in our previous reports.


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99FM is the Namibian storytelling brand that celebrates all things Afrocentric. The 99FM brand is celebrated on radio, social media, online & through experiential events.

The Tribe Namibia is an amplifier of the Namibian Music Industry, shouting out everything cool that is happening in music on home ground. The brand has a strong following on radio, tv & social media.

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Failing To Deliver On The Promise Of

Breakthrough Technology


he world was introduced to the first handheld mobile phone in 1973. While many people viewed this as a major advance in technology some were still not satisfied. We would have to wait 23 years before accessing the internet with a mobile phone. At that stage we were all totally unaware of the fact that the smartphone craze would start in just under 11 years. What is clearly illustrated here is that discovery and advancement result from an ongoing process of intense study, experimentation and scrutiny. Leveraging existing knowledge in the pursuit of new ideas and creations. The advancements we have seen in the past and today remain evidence of ongoing work and continuous improvements. Access to the internet has done wonders for the innovation seen today. In effect, a person can get access to nearly any notable work mankind ever produced…instantly. This makes it easy to use existing knowledge to create something new. At the same time this instant gratification has led us to place

more focus on instant gratification and not enough on continuous improvement. Thus, too much technology fails to deliver on its promises. Why? Sadly, basic human behaviour is contributing towards the failed delivery. We feel pressurised to chase after the latest trends, craving the next big thing, even

...we tend to overestimate the effect of technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run... though we may not truly understand its purpose or function within our environment. We tend to purchase goods in anticipation of what we see others do, which leads to the acquiring of goods that we simply do not need. Fidget spinners are the perfect example of this pointless purchasing addiction we feed on a daily basis. We see this same trend when investing in technology. Technology invest-

ments are typically driven by Amara’s Law, whereby, ‘we tend to overestimate the effect of technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run’. Instead of chasing trends and the next best thing, we need to start defining how technology builds on our existing business processes and how it should function in existing business environments. Like the evolution of mobile phones – the success of technology integration relies on continuous incremental efforts – geared to integrate, simplify, retrain and upgrade. Delivering on the breakthrough promise of innovation means that we need to abandon the need to acquire the latest and greatest, and rather start embracing the real world of steadily improving function with the focus of achieving business goals.

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AGRICULTURE The Bank of Namibia (BoN) projected in its April 2020 Economic Outlook that the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sector would contract by 3% followed by an estimated growth of 2.1% in 2021. Livestock farming was the hardest hit sub-sector with a projected contraction of 5.5%.

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In the northern communal areas, most farmers suffered complete crop failures, resulting in large-scale food insecurity. Production of pearl millet, a staple crops of people in the north of the country, decreased from 83 000 tonnes in the 2017/18 season to 9 300 tonnes in 2018/19 – a decrease of 89%. The drought was finally broken towards the end of 2019 and the first two months of 2020, but crops in several areas of the country were affected by outbreaks of pests and in some cases crops were completely destroyed. It will also take some time for stock farmers to rebuild their herds after they were forced to sell their stock because of the drought.



he crop farming and forestry sub-sector, which was badly affected by the extremely poor rainfall during the 2018/19 rainy season when fewer hectares were planted, is expected to recover with growth of 3.0% projected for 2020, following a contraction of 13.5% in 2019. After recording growth of 6.1% in 2019, fishing and fish processing on board is projected to contract by 4.3% in 2020 with the prospect of an estimated growth of 2.3% in 2021.

The controversial small-stock marketing scheme was suspended for a year in August 2019. The scheme which was introduced in July 2004 to stimulate value addition at local abattoirs was adjusted several times. It required farmers to slaughter one sheep at a local abattoir for each sheep exported to South African abattoirs. The substantially higher prices offered by South African abattoirs, however, resulted in substantial losses for sheep farmers.


The total value of Namibia’s meat and livestock exports stood at N$4.6 billion in 2018. Beef and lamb accounted for 86% of total meat production. More than 350 000 live cattle and 450 000 live sheep were exported in 2018.

The prolonged drought prompted President Hage Geingob to declare a six-month state of emergency in May 2019 and the government announced a N$573 million drought-relief package for 2019. The emergency was subsequently extended to 5 March 2020. The drought had a major negative impact on stock farmers who were forced to reduce their herds, while more than 90 000 head of livestock were lost as a result of the drought. Cattle accounted for nearly 55% of stock losses, followed by goats (30%) and sheep (12%).


The national cereal harvest of 59 000 tonnes for the 2018/19 season was 61% lower than the 159 900 tonnes in the 2017/2018 season and 52% lower than the average of 122 800 tonnes over the past 20 years. As a result, the country had to import 75% of its crops and grain requirements.


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Following the devastating drought of the 2018/19 rainy season, farmers have increasingly resorted to processing encroacher bush into animal feed.


The broiler industry has grown substantially during the past few years, while the consumption of chicken has increased and currently stands at more than 3 000 tonnes a month. The growth has been attributed to the increase in the price of red meat since late 2017. Namibia’s only large-scale commercial producer, Namibia Poultry Industries, produces about 1 900 tonnes per month or about 63% of local consumption, while 30 smaller industries produce about 71 tonnes a month. The sector, which has enjoyed infant industry protection since May 2013, is under pressure from imports, mainly from South Africa and Brazil, and illegal dumping. The restriction on imports was increased from 600 tonnes in 2013 to 900 tonnes in 2013 and to 1 500 tonnes in 2015. Following representations by and consultations with the poultry industry, the import quota on poultry products was reduced to 1 200 tonnes a month, effective from 1 April 2020.


Namibia has only one major pork producer which has been protected under the Pork Market Share Promotion scheme since October 2012. About 52% of pork is produced locally, while the remaining 48% is imported.


Following an agreement between the Spanish company, Industrias Alimentarias de Navarra (IAN) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, in 2017 an initial 60 ha was planted under asparagus at the Etunda Green Scheme. The asparagus is processed at a factory

which was opened near Ruacana in September 2019 and the canned and bottled products will be exported to Italy and Spain. The project, which is planned to be extended to 360 ha under asparagus, will provide 800 jobs in the factory and 1 000 jobs during harvesting once it is fully developed.


Following the devastating drought of the 2018/19 rainy season, farmers have increasingly resorted to processing encroacher bush into animal feed. It is an important emergency fodder during the dry season and especially during droughts when no grass is available. Research has also shown that it is also cheaper than commercial feeds. Another advantage of bush feed is that it utilises encroacher bush which has invaded an estimated 45 million ha of land. Eradicating the encroacher bush increases the carrying capacity of rangelands and promotes the growth of grass.


The international demand for high-quality charcoal produced in Namibia has grown significantly in the past few years. The industry was projected to produce 200 000 tonnes of charcoal in 2019, compared to 120 000 tonnes in 2018. The industry has also created employment for an estimated 10 000 people. Namibia is the fifth largest exporter of charcoal in the world and the largest in southern Africa, and demand exceeds the supply. The increase in demand has been attributed to the good quality of Namibian charcoal and adherence to high standards. With vast areas of the country covered by invader bush, the charcoal industry is playing a vital role to improve the carrying capacity of farms.

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Kaap Agri Namibia’s products and services are spread across a relatively large geographical area, making access to high quality products and services easier for all. It is our aim to meet all agricultural requirements, including fertilizers, chemicals, feeds, rations and hardware at competitive prices. We also provide in the needs of the outdoor and DIY enthusiast. A wide range of financing products is available to fulfill the diverse agricultural financing needs of our clients. We specialize in finance packages to specifically address the seasonal financial needs of our customers involved in the agronomy sector.



N O I T C E F Since its inception, Namib Poultry has managed to create a relevant footprint throughout the country by supplying nourishment and contributing to the nation’s growth.

As the only local supplier of fresh Namibian chicken we continually strive to meet the ever-growing demand for great poultry. With an expected per capita increase in consumption of our products, we aim to deliver more quality chicken, one hatchling at a time. With over six years experience, our distribution channels ensure that our products are readily accessible to our consumers. Delivery every 48 hours guarantees that only the freshest Namibian chicken reaches you through our numerous registered outlets. We believe that you deserve the best and continuously strive to deliver the freshest Namibian chicken through an efficient and rigorous production process. With five distribution routes nationwide we keep our depots in Keetmanshoop, Otavi, Ondangwa, Katima Mulilo and Walvis Bay stocked with only the freshest Namibian chicken. Mass production of fresh quality chicken requires continuous financial investment. Our prices reflect the capital input that goes into the production process. We place quality over price and always see to it that only the best quality chicken is produced, simply because... You Deserve Better! | T: +264 61 290 1700 | F: +264 61 246 137

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NAMIBIA’S RED MEAT - AFRICA’S CHOICE MEAT NATURALLY PRODUCED, TASTY AND TENDER Namibia’s natural environment tells the story of its red meat. About 70,000 square kilometres of the country’s total surface area of 824 300 square kilometres are suited for agriculture; 52 per cent of that is utilised by cattle farmers and 33 per cent by small-stock farmers. Namibia’s red meat (beef, mutton, goat and game) is from animals that feed on natural vegetation, without any addition of growth stimulants, antibiotics or animal by-products. Safety, health and high quality are verified by tracing the product all the way from the farm of origin to the consumer. This is achieved through the implementation of Africa’s first comprehensive farm assurance scheme, the Farm Assured Namibian Meat Scheme (FANMeat), which is managed by the Meat Board. The use of the FANMeat logo confirms that Namibian export meat is produced according to standards laid down by our trading partners in a single scheme. Namibia’s excellent beef originates from top quality animals. The most popular breeds are the Brahman, Simmentaler and Bonsmara varieties as well as the indigenous Sanga. Crosses of these breeds are well adapted to Namibia’s environmental conditions. They are bred according to market requirements, i.e. taste and tenderness. The main breeds of sheep are Dorper and the indigenous Damara, which are also well adapted to Namibia’s sensitive grazing conditions. Namibia has several abattoirs which are certified to export to South Africa. Three abattoirs are also certified to export to the European Union. Meatco is the largest meat processor in Namibia with abattoirs and meat processing facilities as its core business. Other world-class facilities are situated at Witvlei

near Gobabis, at the Farmers’ Meat Market near Mariental and at Brukkaros near Keetmanshoop. These facilities are certified to export beef and sheep meat to the European Union and Norway, respectively. Ultimately, Namibia is proud to serve retailers and consumers natural meat of the highest quality, which is traceable, safe, tasty and tender. The Meat Board of Namibia is a statutory body which came into existence in 1935 ad facilitates the export of livestock, meat and processed meat products to importing countries. The Meat Board regulates the meat industry through managing annual production of livestock and meat, as well as import and export control. It further implements projects on behalf of the industry, Meat Board and Government, with or without external financiers to develop the industry.


The Strategic Charter of the Meat Board is based on the following building blocks: • A healthy, disease-free meat industry • Quality Namibian meat • Export growth and market diversification • A respected, world-class regulatory organisation • A profitable, advanced and cohesive meat industry • Active stakeholder engagement • An effective, autonomous and self-sustainable organisation. VISION The vision of the Meat Board of Namibia is to be an internationally recognised organisation that promotes a profitable, vibrant, quality-driven Namibian meat industry in local and international markets.

MISSION The mission of the Meat Board of Namibia is to promote an environment conducive to sustainable livestock production, market growth and diversification of livestock, meat and meat products; and to maintain standards and quality assurance through appropriate regulatory intervention. CORE VALUES At the Meat Board we strive to uphold the core values of Integrity, Teamwork, Fairness, Independent Thinking, Proactivity and Accountability. KEY STRATEGIC ISSUES • The need to have sound regulatory systems in place to control mandated standards and quality assurance around production, processing and marketing • The need to promote export diversification by increasing market access to competitive markets • The need to strengthen relations with government and key stakeholders to achieve improved collaboration and partnerships • The need to ensure that the Meat Board remains a selfsustainable organisation • The need to advocate animal health and welfare as a first step in being globally competitive ENSURE A SUSTAINABLE ORGANISATION EXPECTED OUTCOMES - Sustainable financial position - Sound reputation nationally and internationally STRENGTHEN STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS EXPECTED OUTCOMES - Regular consultations between

Meat Board and stakeholders and vice versa on industry matters - Meat Board respected as the authority on meat matters in the industry MEAT MARKET ACCESS MAINTENANCE & DIVERSIFICATION EXPECTED OUTCOMES - Existing markets maintained - New markets developed REGULATORY CONTROL OF STANDARDS, QUALITY ASSURANCE AND IMPORT/ EXPORT CONTROL EXPECTED OUTCOMES - Improved compliance with regulations - More detailed management information on the Namibian meat industry PRODUCTION, PROCESSING AND MARKETING EXPECTED OUTCOMES - Increased financial viability of livestock production - More informed and educated producers, processors and consumers - Better collaboration with the Directorate of Veterinary Services Improved animal health status in NCA to attain international recognition Maintain animal health status south of the Veterinary Cordon Fence

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In 1907 a dozen purebred karakul sheep from the steppes of Central Asia became unlikely immigrants to South West Africa, and spawned over a century of luxury Swakara fur farming. Hardy from the spartan conditions of their semi-arid home, the sheep quickly adapted to the desert climate of Namibia. Astute Namibian farmers used their knowledge of the land to develop specialised breeding standards and farming techniques, increasing the quality of production year after year. Through 110 years of development, Swakara has become a mainstay of the agricultural economy of the dry southern and western areas of Namibia. Eleven decades of meticulous development and breeding have made Swakara a fur that truly stands apart. With an eye to quality above all, African farmers have created a sheepskin that is unique in the world, differing significantly from those found in Central Asia. Unlike its curly-haired counterparts, Swakara is smooth, silky and flat. The excellent standard of pelts produced in Namibia is also without equal, a result of 110 years of passion and effort. That quality has made the Swakara brand of pelts one of the most coveted in the world.


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Swakara is a robust breed, able to thrive despite the dry desert conditions in the southern parts of Namibia. In some parts of the country conditions are so harsh that no other livestock or crop can be cultivated there but Swakara. The Swakara breed fits perfectly into this harsh environment because of its many adaptive traits and characteristics that have evolved through centuries of survival in desert and semi-desert environments. Swakara is a shining example of how Namibia has worked with rural communities to provide both employment and resources. Contrary to what one might think, all parts of the Swakara sheep are used and nothing is wasted. Besides fur, Swakara sheep provide meat, wool and leather to rural communities. Swakara directly reduces the vulnerability of the farmer to the adverse impacts of climate change and seasonable environmental variation. The Swakara farmer has the ability to manage his rangeland in such a manner that productivity and biodiversity are restored and maintained. Thus, these farmers significantly contribute

A G R I C U LT U R E towards improving the livelihoods of their families and employees and their dependants who are directly or indirectly reliant on the natural environment.


From the desert to international catwalks Swakara forms an integral part of designer couture as well as vintage collections. With its velvety texture pelts are more versatile, lightweight and reversible, with numerous styles showing off their suede-leather side. From winter coats, cocktail jackets and boleros to inventive accents and trims, Swakara is a fur perfect for high-end fashion – highly regarded as a long-term investment in terms of style and durability.


Swakara farmers in Namibia comply to strict ethical principles designed to enhance the welfare of the sheep breed. By adhering to these principles, Namibian farmers are committed to the highest moral standards regarding animal welfare. This means that the pelting process of Swakara lambs is done in the most humane way possible. The Code of Practice for Swakara Farmers, which is compulsory for all Swakara farmers, is registered with the International Fur Federation (IFF). The Swakara brand is further striving to achieve the IFF Furmark label.


The most significant feature of a Swakara pelt is its recessed grooves, which form a surface motif. The pattern of ridges is unique to each Swakara pelt, which is at the same time soft and appealing to touch. The shapes, dimensions and combinations of swirls are the main characteristics which determine the grading of a pelt. With Swakara’s exclusive and lustrous sheen, combined with a truly distinctive pattern of compact curves and whorls, it comes as no surprise that it is a favourite among designers and fur producers. The natural colour palette of Swakara consists of black, grey, white, brown and spotted, but it is possible to find over 200 different variations in tone. A single grey-coloured Swakara pelt can even feature more than five natural tones.

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BUSINESS AND PUBLIC SERVICES Namibia’s private sector is well developed and provides a wide range of services such as retail and wholesale trade, financial institutions and services, tourism and hospitality, transport, business services and advertising and marketing. Financial institutions and services are supervised by the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA), while a wide range of other services have bodies representing the interest of their members. The private sector is also served by the full spectrum of professional services, ranging from medical, legal and auditing services to architectural, quantity surveying and engineering services.


he Namibia Chamber of Commerce of Industry (NCCI) represents the interests of the business community from all economic sectors in Namibia in order to promote a competitive and conducive business environment. The chamber, which has branches throughout the country, also offers services such as trade and investment promotion.

The Namibia Employers’ Federation, the largest employers’ organisation represents 500 direct corporate members and over 5 000 associate members. It aims to promote socio-economic growth and sustainable employment. The federation represents its members at government level, advocates on public policy, and offers human resources and industrial relations advice and training for its members.


Namibia improved its Ease of Doing Business score in the 2020 World Bank Doing Business Report from 107th in 2018 to 104th in 2020, while its score improved from 60,53 in 2018 to 61,4. The country took the 8th ranked position in sub-Saharan Africa – behind Mauritius (13th), Rwanda (38th) South Africa (84th) and Botswana (87th). The report measures and compares business regulations in 190 economies. The index ranks economies in 11 areas of business regulation. The table provides a comparison of Namibia’s rankings and scores in 2020, compared to 2019. Scores range from 0 (worst) to 100 (best).


Businesses are required to comply with acts that are generally applicable such as the Labour Act and must be registered with: • the Workmen’s Compensation Commissioner with regard to the government-operated workmen’s compensation insurance scheme • the appropriate industrial council governing the trade or industry in which the business operates • the Commissioner of Inland Revenue with regard to the payment of value-added tax (VAT) • the Directorate of Inland Revenue with regard to tax payments • the Department of Social Security. Compliance with the obligations of a number of acts is applicable to companies, businesses and institutions identified in the relevant acts: • the Namibia Training Authority if the annual payroll of the business exceeds N$1 million • designated employers defined in the regulations to the Employment Services Act, No. 8 of 2011 • relevant employers defined in the regulations to the Affirmative Action (Employment) Act, No. 29 of 1998. At local-authority level, businesses are required to comply with regulations applicable in the various local authorities. This includes, amongst others, building regulations, outdoor advertising, health regulations, trading licences and noise-control regulations.


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The Namibia Employers’ Federation, the largest employers’ organisation represents 500 direct corporate members and over 5 000 associate members.









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Public services are delivered at three levels: central government through 23 ministries, the 14 regional councils, and at local-authority level. There has been widespread criticism of the country’s top administration which consisted of 26 ministries – considering the country’s small population. President Hage Geingob announced on 16 March 2020 that his new administration would consist of 19 ministries, while two ministers would serve in the Presidency. Other top officials are the Vice –President, Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. The size of the civil service and personnel expenditure has also come under criticism from several quarters. Personnel expenditure accounts for 62% of the operational budget and the government is continuing its efforts to control personnel and other expenditures in the public service. It plans to reduce the wage bill as a proportion of GDP from 15,5% to about 12.5% in the medium to long term.

distribution, vehicle testing and licensing, business registration, and housing provision.


Namibia has over 70 public enterprises. Some enterprises provide essential services such as water and electricity, public transport and telecommunications, while others regulate various sectors of the economy or are non-commercial enterprises. Non-performing commercial public enterprises have come under increasing criticism from Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein and Public Enterprises Minister Leon Jooste. Addressing the Public Enterprises Conference in September 2019, Jooste said commercial enterprises that are supposed to be profitable received N$1,4 billion for the 2018/19 financial year.

Local authorities are divided into Part 1 and Part 2 municipalities, town councils and village councils. Windhoek is the only local authority that enjoys the status of a city and is classified a Part 1 municipality with Walvis Bay and Swakopmund.

The Public Enterprises Governance Act, 2019 came into operation on 16 December 2019. It makes provision for the efficient governance of public enterprises, the monitoring of their performance and the restructuring of public enterprises. The 21 commercial public enterprises will resort under the Minister of Public Enterprises and no longer under the line ministries.

Decentralisation of central government functions to regional governments and local authorities is being hampered by the slow decentralisation process, inadequate support infrastructure at regional and local authority levels, and a limited understanding of how to achieve decentralisation. Functions identified for decentralisation include primary health care, pre-primary and primary education, rural electricity

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) published its first annual ranking of the 21 commercial state-owned enterprises in March 2020. The five top-ranked public enterprises are: NamPower (99), Mobile Telecommunications (MTC) (97), NamPost (94), NamPort (84) and Namdia (80). Twelve public enterprises received a score of below 50.

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City of Windhoek Vision: To be a SMART and Caring City by 2022




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As the capital city of the most politically stable nation on the African continent, Windhoek prides itself on being able to offer residents, expatriots and their families peace of mind, internationally recognised schools, sports and fitness facilities as well as retail opportunities from all over the world. Surrounded by breath-taking hills, natural landscapes as well as enjoying mild climatic conditions, the capital is a healthy, quaint city to live in with something to offer everyone.

The city is investor-friendly with a robust economic and social infrastructure that is managed by a leadership which supports employment creation and business growth. Windhoek is a caring, sustainable and liveable area that is by far the city of choice in Namibia. The capital has a comparative scale advantage over the rest of Namibia in various sectors like manufacturing, finance and creative industries, offering the entrepreneur a myriad of business opportunities.

A cosmopolitan capital, Windhoek presents residents and tourists alike with an array of recreational opportunities. The city provides the discerning business traveller with a wildlife experience right on its doorstep. Popular events abound, such as the annual Windhoek Jazz Festival, a selection of cultural festivals, exhibitions, food & beverage fairs as well as international sports and music events. To support this lifestyle, Windhoek has sophisticated banking services, world-class medical facilities and an advanced telecommunication infrastructure.



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City of Windhoek Vision: To be a SMART and Caring City by 2022




To be a SMART and Caring City by 2022

To Enhance the quality of life for all our people by rendering efficient and effective municipal services.

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Council 2014

Cllr FN Kahungu Mayor SWAPO

Cllr I Subasubani Deputy Mayor SWAPO

Cllr M Shiikwa Chairperson of the Management Committee (MC) SWAPO

Cllr JE Paulus (MC) SWAPO

Cllr LK Kaiyamo (MC) SWAPO

Cllr TT Uwanga (MC) SWAPO Cllr J Moonde SWAPO

Cllr M Kazapua SWAPO

Cllr H Ulumbu SWAPO

Cllr AK Ashilelo SWAPO

Cllr M Ukeva SWAPO

Cllr A Niizimba (MC) SWAPO

Alderwoman E Trepper (MC) SWAPO

Cllr MJ Amadhila SWAPO


Cllr MHK Veico (MC) SWAPO

Cllr I Semba PDM

Cllr P Kahuure NUDO

Cllr BE Cornelius RDP


HEAD: City Police AK Kanime

SE: Human Capital and Corporate Services MG Mayumbelo

SE: Electricity OA Hekandjo

SE: Housing, Property Management D Gerber and Human Settlements Vacant

SE: Economic Development and Community Services FN Hambuda Hambuda FN

SE: Information and Communication Technology R Kandjiriomuini

SE: Urban and Transport Planning P van Rensburg

Issued by: Office of the Chief Executive Officer Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Participation Tel: +264 61 290 2365 / 2044 E-mail:

Acting SE: Finance and Customer Service S Mutonga

SE: Infrastructure, Water and Technical Services L Narib

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NAMIBIANS AR KNOWN FOR THEIR VERSATI EXCELLENCE IS NOT A SKILL IS LEWCOR IT’S AN ATTITUDE NO DIFFERENT The LEWCOR Group has positioned itself as one of Namibia’s industry leaders and the most reliable operator and partner in the development of Namibia and its people. The LEWCOR Group is a 100% Namibian company, which employs close to 1200 Namibians countrywide. Specialising in all the service and plant hire equipment required in Namibia.

The LEWCOR CIVILS Division includes a wide array of services: from concrete works to gravel and surfaced roads, to bulk earthworks for a large-scale removal. The LEWCOR team also develops complexes, flat units and a number of residential developments. Services to all projects such as electricity, water, sewerage and storm water are also catered for.

LEWCOR MINING Division has a vast array of services available for any mining project no matter the scale. The division has dedicated teams for pit dewatering and water control in order to prevent work area flooding. Other activities include selective mining, bulk stripping and rehabilitation.

LEWCOR CRUSHERS and SCREENING Division owns and operates a crusher plant, which supplies materials for the building of railroads/roads.

The LEWCOR TRANSPORT Division has allocated units for abnormal loads and normal loads capable of transporting machinery and equipment anywhere in Namibia.

The LEWCOR DRILLING and BLASTING fleet consists of various types of drilling machines, equipped with modern technology, which are operated by competent staff and operators. LEWCOR has sufficient capacity to cover a wide range of open pit drilling activities. From open walk-along rigs to fully

air-conditioned cab drills: LEWCOR caters for any and all your drilling needs. The LEWCOR PLANT HIRE fleet offers a wide variety of all types and sizes of machinery. With over 540 units to choose from, you are sure to find what you need, no matter how large or small. For any queries or to request a quote please don’t hesitate to contact us on: Tel: +264 (0)62 500 991, or Fax: +264 (0)62 500 992. or Cell: 081 124 6005 (Helmuth Lewis)

LEGAL PRACTITIONERS, NOTARIES & CONVEYANCERS SPECIALISED AREAS OF PRACTICE: Commercial and civil litigation – Supreme Court, High Court and Lower Courts Conveyancing and Bond registration Advice and assistance on commercial, civil, labour, banking and regulatory matters Building industry and related matters


Short term and Life Insurance Matter Registration of Companies, Close Corporations and Trusts Contract law Estate administration Debt collection


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"Practical advice and a sensitive personal approach. We pride ourselves on our unrivaled committment to our clients' needs." ABOUT US

Francois Erasmus and Partners is a boutique legal practice centrally situated in the capital within 5 minutes walk from the High Court and Advocates’ chambers. We cater for a wide range of clients. We pride ourselves to deliver an efficient, cost-effective array of focused legal services matched by a personal touch and excellent service history. Use of the latest technology ensures a smooth and user-friendly accounting and communications experience. For the last decade we have specialised in civil litigation in the Supreme and High Courts of Namibia and attending to the corporate and conveyancing needs of our diverse clientele. Our specific areas of expertise and success relate to constitutional, construction, banking and insurance law, company and labour matters. We embrace the modern concepts of mediation and arbitration as alternative dispute resolution methods, saving clients money and time. Our primary focus is on service levels, achieving early results for our clients. At Francois Erasmus and Partners our staff represents the demographics of the Namibian society. Clients experience a warm, friendly, but professional environment when interacting with our skilled staff. We invest in the community and believe that we have a responsibility to uplift and empower disadvantaged fellow citizens. Our track record speaks for itself.


• Commercial and civil litigation – Supreme Court, High Court and Lower Courts • Conveyancing and Bond registration • Advice and assistance on commercial, civil, labour, banking and regulatory matters • Building industry and related matters • Short term and Life Insurance Matter • Registration of Companies, Close Corporations and Trusts • Contract law • Estate administration • Debt collection

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About Us Kalahari Holdings (Pty) Ltd is a diverse and dynamic company actively participating in the socio-economic development of Namibia through investing in sustainable development projects in the primary, secondary and tertiary industries. It was established in 1989 in terms of the Companies Act, 1973 (as amended), with the company’s ownership retained exclusively by the SWAPO Party of Namibia. Since its establishment the company has made considerable investments in sustainable development projects within the primary, secondary and tertiary industries, which have yielded consistently positive returns. The impact of such investments has made a significant difference in the lives of the Namibian people. In addition to the economic benefits to the nation, social benefits in terms of employment creation and the alleviation of poverty are perceptible and remain high on our agenda. The company has, moreover, met its responsibility of creating value to its shareholders, and in this respect has excelled with exceptional dividends declared. Kalahari Holdings has earned an excellent reputation by applying sound leadership principles, good corporate governance practices, efficient business processes, and the provision of quality products and services. The Group has grown from a medium-sized company to a large corporation, with an estimated current asset base of over N$400 million. Profits are constantly re-invested into the company’s growth and used in various development and expansionary programmes thereby further maximising profits. Part of the company’s earnings is used to finance its subsidiaries and other related entities. This form of financing is required as part of risk diversification and careful planning is required for realising overall returns for the company, its subsidiaries and related parties. Over the past 30 years Kalahari Holdings has, together with its subsidiaries and joint ventures, grown its employee base to more than 3 300 permanent employees and in addition utilises the services of seasonal and casual workers when required.

Footprint Kalahari Holdings has vested interests through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, in the industries listed here:


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Property development and management


Broadcasting entertainment

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Property development and management The company’s primary business function is property development and management. Kalahari Holdings has acquired various properties, including both improved and unimproved, which have considerable potential to generate revenue and increase investments. The company develops and leases properties which generate rental income, both in the residential and commercial property market.

Farm de Rust Farm de Rust is a commercial farm located near Grootfontein in the north of Namibia. This farm contributes to food security intending to sustain the livelihoods of the Namibian people through agricultural activities such as maize production (the primary activity), horticulture and animal husbandry.

Kudu Investment Kudu Investment is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kalahari Holdings specialising in the acquisition and development of commercial properties. The company owns a new upmarket office complex in Windhoek. In addition to its continuous acquisition of new properties, Kudu Investment

Subsidiaries Namib Contract Haulage (Pty) Ltd

Namprint (Pty) Ltd Namprint offers printing services to the public sector and a broad spectrum of businesses in the private sector as well as individuals. It is one of the certified security printing company in the country and operates in accordance with the Cheque and Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) Standards Authority. It is a fully Carrier Sense Multiple Access (CSMA) accredited and bounded organisation.

Namib Contract Haulage (Pty) Ltd operates passenger transport services from Windhoek to the northern regions of Namibia. Its transport fleet is popularly known as the ‘yellow buses’ or ‘SWAPO buses’. The reputation of the bus service has been earned through its timeliness, reliability, safety, comfort and competitive pricing. The company has realigned its focus towards commuters, bus hire and longdistance transportation. The intention is to undertake new routes to several destinations with a vision to become ‘the preferred transportation company in Namibia’.

Being equipped with advanced printing technologies, facilities, and professional expertise enables the company to provide its clients with quality printing services. Namprint has expanded its business scope covering security printing, commercial printing, packaging printing, web printing, digital printing, book printing, and more. The mission of Namprint has always been ‘to create wealth by providing quality products and prompt services through effective processes using the latest technology and skilled workforce’.

New Dawn Production

Ndilimani Cultural Troupe (Pty) Ltd

New Dawn Production (Pty) Ltd was established to render a multi-faceted full-service television and multi-media production service. The company specialises in the fields of marketing, entertainment and educational programmes. The New Dawn Production team shows creative flair and pays attention to detail in every project, often exceeding client expectations. The company endeavours to convey its message with clarity in the most engaging way possible through effective marketing communication. Services offered to the public include: • social media marketing • production of local content for other media houses and archive footage • digital database creation • brand management • video production • audio production • corporate communications Namibia Protection Services Namibia Protection Services (NPS), with its Head Office in Windhoek, was founded in 1989 by the SWAPO party’s leadership upon their return to the country. The company was later transferred to Kalahari Holdings (Pty) Ltd in order to run it as an independent entity. NPS organises and controls security activities in the 14 branches spread throughout the country. The NPS current infrastructure includes the following specialised divisions:

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rapid response and monitoring cash and asset transport guard placement specialised aviation security

Kalahari Holdings, 161 Nelson Mandela Avenue, Multichoice Building, 2nd Floor, Eros Windhoek, Namibia. Tel: +264 (0) 61 225 333 / 233 447

Ndilimani Cultural Troupe (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1980 by SWAPO Secretary of Defence, the late Comrade Peter Enias Nanyemba. The company was supported by SWAPO’s First President and Namibia’s Founding President, His Excellency Dr Sam Shafiishuna Nujoma. The troupe was key to the dissemination of information across the globe and played a pivotal role in expressing the message of the suffering Namibian people. It was furthermore invaluable in soliciting material support and other items needed by the many exiled Namibians in Angola and Zambia. The aim of Ndilimani Cultural Troupe is to educate the PLAN Fighters and international communities about the sufferings and bravery of the Namibian people under the apartheid regime through the performing arts. Ndilimani has grown and evolved and has become key in educating the nation on pressing issues affecting our country such as HIV/AIDS, drug and alcohol abuse, and corruption.

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seeks to embark upon financing many more such profitable development projects ensuring continuous growth. The company is planning to expand its prime property portfolio and is actively seeking new properties for residential and commercial development opportunities in Windhoek.



Since its establishment, NAMFISA has contributed to the stability of the financial sector of Namibia while protecting consumers of financial products and services. NAMFISA has developed and maintained a strong, effective presence in the regulatory field, in locally and internationally, while working closely with counterparts in the SADC region and beyond, to establish solid regulatory and supervisory frameworks. The Authority is the regulator of the financial sector in Namibia and supervises financial institutions and intermediaries in terms of the following Acts, inter alia: • The Public Accountants' and Auditors' Act, 1951 (Act 51 of 1951); • The Pension Funds Act, 1956 (Act 24 of 1956); • The Friendly Societies Act, 1956 (Act 25 of 1956); • The Usury Act, 1968 (Act 73 of 1968); • The Unit Trusts Control Act, 1981 (Act 54 of 1981); • The Participation Bonds Act, 1981 (Act 55 of 1981); • The Stock Exchanges Control Act, 1985 (Act 1 of 1985); • The Medical Aid Funds Act, 1995 (Act 23 of 1995); • The Short-term Insurance Act, 1998 (Act 4 of 1998); • The Long-term Insurance Act, 1998 (Act 5 of 1998); • The Financial Institutions (Investment of Funds), 1984 (Act 39 of 1984); • The Inspection of Financial Institutions Act, 1984 (Act 38 of 1984); and • The NAMFISA Act, 2001 (Act 3 of 2001).

Kenneth S. Matomola: NAMFISA Chief Executive Officer


The Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA) was established in November 2001 pursuant to the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority Act, 2001 (No. 3 of 2001). NAMFISA is a public enterprise established to supervise financial institutions and financial services, and to advise the Minister of Finance on matters related thereof in the public interest, and fully funded by levies from this industry. Prior to the establishment of NAMFISA, a Directorate in the Ministry of Finance performed the function of supervision over the business of financial institutions. In terms of the NAMFISA Act, the functions of the Authority are to: • Exercise supervision over the business of financial institution and over financial services; • Advise the Minister of Finance on matters related to financial institutions and financial services; and • Supervise, monitor and enforce compliance with the Financial Intelligence Act, 2012 (Act No. 13 of 2012) in respect of all accountable and reporting institutions supervised by NAMFISA.


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The financial sector requires regulation for the purpose of consumer and industry protection. The extent and form of the regulation will differ between different financial institutions, stage of development of the financial sector and jurisdictions. The principal aims of regulation of the financial sector are to: • Correct market inefficiencies and promote efficient and orderly markets in financial services. Consumers of financial services lack information and expertise to fully understand the details of the increasingly complex financial services traded. Thus, efficient and orderly financial markets are of paramount importance in Namibia and other developing countries where financial literacy is relatively low. • Protect consumers of financial services. The consumers of financial services, collectively, assume that the financial sector is sound and operates in a fair and transparent manner. Individually, a consumer of financial services has limited bargaining power when dealing with a financial services provider and this is compounded by the information asymmetries. The regulator aims to ensure that the financial sector is sound and operates in a fair and transparent manner. • Maintain confidence in the financial system. From a macroeconomic point of view, it is necessary that there is confidence in the financial system.


The participants in the financial sector consist of Pension Funds, Friendly Societies, Microlenders, Money lenders, Asset Management Companies, Unlisted Investment Managers, Special Purpose Vehicles registered under the Pension Funds Act, Collective Investment Schemes, Linked Investment Service Providers, Stock Exchange, Medical Aid Funds, Short-term Insurance Companies, Long-term Insurance Companies, Brokers and Agents, inter alia.


NAMFISA has been spearheading the legislative reforms in the nonbanking financial sector in conjunction with Minister of Finance. To this end, four bills (e.i. NAMFISA Bill, Financial Services Adjudicator Bill, Microlending Bill, and Financial Institutions and Markets Bill) were tabled in Parliament and three had been passed so far. We await the passing of the Financial Institutions and Markets Bill (FIM Bill), the only remaining Bill in Parliament.


FIM is an abbreviation for the Financial Institutions and Markets (FIM) Bill, and the object of the FIM Bill is to consolidate and harmonise the laws regulating financial institutions, financial intermediaries and financial markets in Namibia and to provide for incidental matters. In particular, the Bill seeks to foster: • the financial soundness of financial institutions and financial intermediaries; • the stability of the financial institutions and markets sector; • the highest standards of conduct of business by financial institutions and financial intermediaries; • the fairness, efficiency and orderliness of the financial institutions and markets sector; • the protection of consumers of financial services; • the promotion of public awareness and understanding of financial institutions and financial intermediaries; and • the reduction and deterrence of financial crime.

DOES THE FIM BILL GIVE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND NAMFISA MORE POWERS? The FIM Bill enables the Minister of Finance to make regulations and the Authority to make standards. The manner in which the division of powers has been split between Parliament (FIM Bill), the Minister of Finance (Regulations) and the Authority (Standards) is based on the following: • The FIM Bill incorporates those aspects that define the overall financial market structure, sets policy that is unlikely to change frequently and prescribes those aspects for which both consumers and providers of financial services need certainty; • The Regulations will enable the Minister of Finance to use policy variables to achieve specific Government objectives; and • The Standards will enable the Authority to determine operational, prudential and market conduct rules related to the non-bank financial sector. This will enable rapid response to crisis and continuous review of rules as the operating environment changes.

WHY A NEW LEGISLATION GOVERNING THE NONBANK FINANCIAL SECTOR? • The current legislative framework for the regulation and supervision of the non-banking sector is outdated. • The regulatory measures contained in the current legislation are disjointed, inconsistent and exacerbate the cost of regulation. • The existing legislation does not take into consideration changed circumstances and does not encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.

Despite various piecemeal amendments to the current legislation, these amendments were not sufficient to remove the abovementioned impediments. Therefore, it is necessary not only to devise modern legislation, but to have a flexible legislative framework that addresses the deficiencies and avoids or lessens the adverse effects of inadequate legislation on consumers and the efficient provision of financial products and services.

WHERE CAN ANY PERSON ACCESS THE DRAFT BILL? The Bill is available on the NAMFISA website:


The benefits include:• An integrated approach to regulation and supervision of the nonbanking financial sector, in particular uniformity and consistency of rules and provisions, resulting in elimination of silos, and elimination of conflicting provisions and regulatory arbitrage; • Greater regulatory responsiveness, i.e. flexibility in adapting standards and regulations to market movements under the risk based approach; • Preserving Parliamentary powers to set the overriding framework for the financial sector (i.e. fixed policy on issues that need to be certain); • Enabling the Minister to issue regulations (i.e. variable policy on issues that are likely to change); and • Greater consumer awareness and protection.

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• In recent times, confidence in the financial systems of developed countries has suffered and has had considerable effects on the real economy. Developing countries’ financial systems are not immune to loss of confidence. Regulators should monitor the financial system to ensure that confidence is maintained. In particular, regulators should monitor and address systemic risks and deter the occurrence of financial crimes.

The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) was established in terms of the Standards Act, 2005 (Act No. 18 of 2005). The primary role of the NSI is to promote Standardisation and Quality Assurance in industry, commerce and the public sector in Namibia, with the aim of improving product quality, industrial efficiency and productivity, and to promote trade, so as to achieve optimum benefits for Namibia.

Chie Wasserfall Chief Executive Officer


Products: The quality and safety of goods and services. Processes: The conditions under which products and services are to be produced, refined and packaged. Management Systems: Systems that help organisations to manage their operations are often used to create a framework within which an organisation consistently achieves the requirements as set out in product and process standards.


The NSI Certification Body (CB) provides conformity assessment services that give organizations the assurance that their products and services consistently conforms to predefined International and/or Namibian standard, customer requirements and applicable legislation. The CB offers, Product Certification (Standard Mark) and Management System Certification to the Namibian business community in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 respectively..

TESTING & INSPECTION The Testing Centre is based in Walvis Bay in the light industrial area. The laboratory renders services both to government and private institutions. Commercial customers include fishing industry, various food producers, local authorities, water bottling companies, mines, cleaning companies other private industry. Customers needing analysis are encouraged to approach the laboratory to engage on services on offer.


Tel: +264 61 386 400 | Fax: +264 61 386 454 Channel Life Tower M1 Post Street Mall, Windhoek P O Box 26364, Windhoek, Namibia

Metrology is defined as the science of measurement. This science is divided into three categories that namely scientific metrology which deals with the organization, development and maintenance of measurement standards, Industrial metrology that deals with the assurance of the adequate functioning of measurement instruments used in industry, including production and testing processes, last but not least is Legal Metrology concerned with measurements where these influence the transparency of economic transactions human health and protection of the environment.

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CREATING PEACE OF MIND ABOUT THE NSI The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) serves as Namibia’s only National Standards Body (NSB), National Metrology Institute (NMI) and Certification Body (CB) responsible for coordinating all trade-related standardisation and quality-assurance activities in the country. The NSI was established in 2007 under the terms of the Standards Act (Act No. 18 of 2005) and became operational in January 2008. The NSI’s primary aim is to facilitate the development of national standards for application and use in business, government and consumer protection. The NSI provides conformity assessment services, testing, inspection, certification and metrology for selected products and services to assist manufacturers with consumer protection as well as accessing local and global markets. NSI FUNCTIONS • The NSI manages and coordinates the implementation of the National Quality Policy. • It develops Namibian standards to meet industry needs. • It trains industry on relevant standards, e.g. ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System. • It provides certification services to the industry, which is a third-party attestation that requirements of specific standards are fulfilled, e.g. ISO 9001 and ISO 22000. • It provides food- and water-testing services. • It inspects vessels, land-based factories and cold-storage facilities based on the requirements of compulsory specifications. • It calibrates and verifies services for relevant industries (dealing with pre-packaged goods) and measuring scales. • It administers the Trade Metrology Act 2005 and its amendments. • It represents Namibia at regional and international standardisation, conformity assessment (inspection, testing and certification) and metrology activities. • The NSI Fishery Inspection Centre Division is recognised by the European Union Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) as the official inspection and certification authority for fishery products to the European Union market.

MISSION, VISION AND CORE VALUES Vision To be recognised as the centre of excellence for standardisation in Namibia. Mission Promoting standardisation of products for the safety of consumers, protection of the environment and improved access to global markets. Brand promise Creating peace of mind. Our core values • Stakeholder and customer centricity • Responsiveness • Integrity and ethics • Respect for people • Excellence and quality • Accountability OUR BUSINESS UNITS Standards Development and Coordination The development of standards involves a huge collective effort from participating industry experts and interested stakeholders. The NSI ensures that standards are developed in compliance with the requirements of International Standards Organisation (ISO) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The NSI sells international, regional or national standards. If you are interested, kindly contact our sales division at 061 386 449 or email us at

Testing and Inspection The NSI has a state-of-the-art testing centre in Walvis Bay and inspection centres operating in Walvis Bay, Windhoek and Lüderitz. The centres provide analytical services to commercial customers including the fishing industry, various food producers, local authorities, water-bottling companies, mines, cleaning companies and other private industries. The testing and inspection facilities are accredited to the international standards ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO/IEC 17020:1998. Customers needing analysis are encouraged to approach the laboratory to engage with services on offer at +264 (64) 216600 or Metrology Metrology, the science of measurement, is at the core of the National Quality Infrastructure, being the centre of the national measurement system. The Metrology Department of the NSI serves the functions of both National Metrology Institute and that of a National Legal Metrology Authority with the sole impetus of alleviating technical barriers to trade associated with measurements. The Metrology Department is accredited by the Southern African Development Community Accreditation Services (SADCAS) for mass and volume and recommended for accreditation for temperature metrology services. The department services industries from the wholesale and retail sector, transport sector, pharmaceutical and medical and regulatory industries, the fishing industry, food industries, testing and calibration laboratories, and equipment suppliers.

Certification Services The NSI Certification Department provides independent third-party conformity assessment services to its clients. Staffed by highly competent and experienced auditors, the department provides product certification and system and persons certification to the Namibian business community according to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/IEC 17021 and ISO/IEC 17024. Namibian goods and services that meet the requirements of the applicable Namibian and any other international standards are awarded a certificate of conformity bearing a specific and applicable NSI Certification Mark of Conformity. Email:


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The PUPKEWITZ Group of Companies’ roots run deep in our beautiful country Namibia, with over a century of business experience, a culture of service excellence as well as a drive to create maximum value for our entire ecosystem. The Pupkewitz Group was founded on the pillar of ‘Customer Satisfaction through Service Excellence’ and the aspiration to be “the highest value creating family owned business” in Namibia. It has a national footprint spanning from Oranjemund to Katima Mulilo and Gobabis to Walvis Bay, providing our customers with convenience, a choice of quality products and the Pupkewitz legendary expert advice. In addition, the group has deliberate strategic partnerships with government, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), suppliers and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs), amongst others, aimed at supporting national development goals as outlined in our various National development plans. The Group cultivates a strong culture of business and family values, as incorporated in a set of unifying principles, which are considered important ingredients for business progression and the satisfaction of our various stakeholders.


the group’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) arm, impacts the lives of over a million Namibians, through close alignment with the national development goals. The CSI funds, drawn from the group’s operating funds, are made available annually and allocated to various initiatives in poverty eradication, education, early childhood development, health, culture, sports and nature conservation.


is acknowledged as the oldest and largest building material and hardware supplier in Namibia, incorporating Builders Warehouse and Pupkewitz Megaboards. Supplying from foundation to roof, it stocks more than 20 000 line items and offers clients professional services via its 17 branches in 14 towns across the country.


offers a wide range of affordable and trendy woodbased products, targeted at joiners, cupboard and furniture manufacturers, shop-fitting companies as well as all woodwork enthusiasts.


specialises in retail and trade in agricultural, fuel and related retail markets in Namibia. With its strategic footprint, infrastructure, facilities and client network, Kaap Agri Namibia follows a differentiated market approach and concentrates on the destination customer who desires a wide range of items under one roof. In support of its core retail business, Kaap Agri also offers financial, grain handling and agency services.


is Namibia’s leading supplier of a diverse range of electrical, lighting, solar and industrial products with branches in Windhoek, Ongwediva, Walvis Bay, Gobabis and Rundu. Its focus areas include all electrical requirements, alternative energy, lighting solutions and industrial equipment.


has been proudly opening showrooms around the country since 1954. An icon in the Namibian motor industry, Pupkewitz Motor Division boasts the best online catalogue of quality vehicles and offers unrivalled service via a network of dealerships countrywide.


serves the hospitality, institutional and industrial sectors through the supply, installation and servicing of catering, laundry and canteen equipment. The company carries a wide range of stock which is complemented by intime deliveries from its suppliers in Africa and abroad, backed by reliable after-sales service.


is the first Namibian online payment and booking gateway that offers the most dynamic and continuous evolving marketing, trading and payment channel for Namibian businesses, including discounted accommodation bookings and event ticket sales. All establishments and event organisers are verified for quality. Head Office 63-67 Julius K. Nyerere Street | Southern Industrial | Windhoek P.O. Box 140 Windhoek | Namibia | Tel: +264 61 427 000 | Email: Visit us at or on

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Retirement Fund for Local Authorities and Utility Services in Namibia

We Invest, manage and administer benefit funds on behalf of our members, pensioners and dependents, towards sustaining dignified living standards.

RFLAUN secure benefits through customer centricity, legislative & regulatory adherence, governance compliance and stakeholder engagement.


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Industrial Relations and Employment Creation. This entails constant communication and consultation on labour related legislation that affects the entire Namibian business community. We also represent the interests of our employers in the SADC sub-region (SADC Private Sector Forum), at an overall African level (Business Africa), and on international platforms such as the International Organization of Employers and the Global Apprenticeship Network.


Representation and Lobbying: One of the most important functions of NEF is to represent employers on many statutory bodies such as, but not limited to, the board of the Namibia Training Association (NTA), the Social Security Commission, and the Labour Advisory Council. The representatives are tasked with looking at the improvement of the economy and job creation from an employers’ point of view. The NEF hosts an Annual General Meeting to which it invites all NEF

members as well as the public, to launch its Annual Report and invites a special speaker to share an insightful, motivational talk


The Namibian Employers’ Federation (NEF), founded in 1992 (restructured in 1994), can proudly state that it was the first ever established employers’ organisation in Namibia and has since held its position as the largest and most representative employers’ organisation across the country. We are thus recognised by the Namibian government as well as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) as such. Today NEF represents some 243 independent direct employers and seven associational members such as the Construction Industry Federation, the Chamber of Mines and the Confederation of Namibian Fishing Associations, to name a few and as such represents the interests of over 5 500 employers countrywide.

Training and Consultation: NEF offers training and consultation services on human resources issues, occupational safety and health, as well as supervisory-, managerial- and softs skills. All courses are economically priced, further discounted for NEF members, and can be offered ‘in-house’ tailored to specific company requirements. Apprenticeship: NEF has created a division within the organisation which assists all employers who are eligible to apply for the NTA funding incentive of N$53,600 to appoint apprentices within their business in an effort to create a skilled workforce that will increase a company’s competitiveness, while at the same time contributing to employment.


Our services are available to any and all employers in Namibia – big and small. Contact our Windhoek office on (061) 244089 or send your enquiry to We also encourage you to visit our website

Our Vision is ‘to be THE representative of all employers in Namibia’ and our Mission is to be ‘a catalyst for socio-economic growth and sustainable employment’.


The NEF is recognized as a key partner of the ILO guided system of tripartism together with the NUNW and the Ministry of Labour,

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THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS’ AND AUDITORS’ BOARD (PAAB) PAAB is a statutory board created by an act of Parliament, the Public Accountants’ and Auditors’ Act No. 51 of 1951 (as amended) and is mandated with regulatory oversight of the accounting and auditing profession in Namibia, for the protection of public and investor interest. THE IMPORTANCE OF AUDIT REGULATION Auditing, as a profession, contributes to the health of business in Namibia and in so doing, supports our growing economy. Audit regulation, as with many other forms of regulation, consists of five general elements: the setting of standards, their formal adoption, their implementation in practice, the monitoring of compliance, and enforcement procedures. The regulation of audit is centrally concerned with the issue of ensuring that auditors follow best-practice standards in conducting audits, and are competent and independent; all of this is seen as essential in terms of auditors' capability to detect significant errors/omissions in financial statements and to report faithfully on them. Self-regulation of the profession has largely been replaced by independent regulation, underpinned by a reliance on International Standards on Auditing (ISAs). ISAs are standards adopted and enforced both nationally and internationally under the authority of independent national audit oversight boards (PAAB for Namibia). Oversight boards have themselves formed a new international organisation, namely the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR). Oversight boards in Africa have in turn formed the African Forum of Independent Accounting and Auditing Regulators (AFIAAR), endorsed by the IFIAR, as a means to strengthen accounting and audit regulation in Africa. PAAB is a member of AFIAAR. Section 21 (h) of the PAA Act No 51 of 1951, as amended, gives the PAAB the power ‘to take any steps which it may consider expedient for the maintenance of the integrity, the enhancement of the status and the improvement of the standards of professional qualifications of accountants and auditors’. KEY COMPONENTS OF AUDIT REGULATION Component 1 – Quality Assurance In order to ensure that auditors comply with


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auditing standards in the performance of their work, PAAB carries out qualityassurance inspections on all firms and individuals registered for the purpose of offering audit work to the public at a fee. The quality-assurance process is twopronged. Firstly, it checks that the firm has adequate internal quality-control mechanisms in place, for all firms regardless of size: from the big internationally linked firms down to the local, sole proprietors. Secondly, the performance of each individual auditor is checked against the currently enforced standards. When a firm or auditor has satisfied PAAB that they comply with standards (i.e. passed their review), they are placed on a three-year inspection cycle. If a firm or auditor is found to be non-compliant (i.e. failed their review), they are placed on a one-year inspection cycle. Should an individual auditor be found to have failed three consecutive qualityassurance inspections, they will be referred for investigation to the Investigations Department. Component 2 – Investigation This function of regulation deals with two types of matters: individual auditors who have consecutively failed three quality-assurance inspections, and individual auditors who have complaints of misconduct laid against them.

Component 3 – Standards, Codes of Conduct and Ethics for Auditors The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) is the global authority which prescribes accounting and auditing standards as well as codes for conduct and ethics for accountants and auditors. IFAC periodically releases updates or newer versions of these standards and codes, which PAAB adopts and contextualises for auditors in Namibia. Auditors have the duty of keeping themselves abreast of all changes and adoptions regarding standards and codes of conduct. LODGING A COMPLAINT AGAINST A REGISTERED AUDITOR If any member of the public has reason to suspect a registered auditor of misconduct, they are welcome to lodge a complaint with PAAB. The complaint must be detailed in affidavit format and must also include any supporting evidence. The complaint may be delivered to PAAB in the following ways: Via email: In person: The Audit Investigator, 3rd floor, Office of the Auditor General, 123 Robert Mugabe Avenue, Windhoek Via post: The Audit Investigator, PO Box 11913, Windhoek

In the first instance, PAAB will investigate the cause for auditor failure. Some causes might be of a nature which rehabilitation can correct; some might be purely delinquent and could lead to an auditor being suspended from practising until such time as they can prove improvement, or to deregistration, which would mean that that auditor will not be allowed to practice auditing anymore. In the second instance, PAAB will investigate claims of misconduct. Any member of the public is free to lodge a complaint of misconduct against any auditor who is registered with PAAB. PAAB may also initiate investigation into the conduct of a registered auditor, which is reported in local media. Depending on the nature and severity of the misconduct an auditor is found guilty of, PAAB may reprimand, suspend or, in extreme cases (where criminality is involved), deregister an auditor. The PAAB Disciplinary Rules (published in the Government Gazette in March 2020) detail the actions/behaviours which constitute misconduct.

THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS’ AND AUDITORS’ BOARD (PAAB) Tel 061-285 8467 Email PO Box 11913 123 Robert Mugabe Ave, Windhoek

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Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Incorporated specialises in litigation, labour law, commercial law, corporate law, tax law and conveyancing. The Firm currently operates from ofces in Windhoek, Ongwediva, Swakopmund and Grootfontein respectively. Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka’s unique professional ethos is derived from a combined period of over 70 years of legal experience within Namibia. This wealth of experience is further supported by a modern approach and appreciation of the contemporary legal setting. The partners of Dr Weder, Kruger & Hartmann and the directors of Kauta, Basson & Kamuhanga Incorporated merged with effect from the 1st of September 2006, both rms commenced to practice as legal practitioners under the name and style of Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Incorporated. The merger of these two prominent legal rms was a rst for independent Namibia, which now constitutes a truly empowered provider of professional legal services. It represents our aspiration to create and maintain a Namibian entity, which meets the transformation brief, set out nationally in order to make a meaningful contribution to the development of the country.



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GEARED TO IMPROVE TRADE FACILITATION FOR COMPLIANT TRADERS USING COMMON ACCREDITATION STANDARDS BETWEEN REVENUE AUTHORITIES relationship between the traders, the revenue authorities and their partner agencies as well as their relationship with revenue administrations of the neighbouring countries within the SACU region. This eliminates inconveniences caused by time delays during cross-border transactions and related costs in the SACU region. The companies that are granted the preferred trader status are also recognised for their compliance with the rest of SACU by ensuring that their supply chain is in line with the SACU regional requirements. The SACU Member States have agreed on regional standards and criteria which should be fulfilled by the preferred traders in the Member States national programmes.

Mr. Marcel Ratsiu

SACU Secretariat’s Customs Specialist

BACKGROUND The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Secretariat, in collaboration with the Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA), launched a National Preferred Trader Programme (PTP) on 21 January 2020. Additionally, the Secretariat and the Eswatini Revenue Authority (SRA) held National Preferred Trader sessions with the representatives of the private sector, government agencies, as well as the Heads of Border Agencies and media houses on 24 January 2020. During both occasions, the Secretariat aimed to assist the Member States with promoting the Preferred Traders Programme at national level and to showcase regional dimensions of the programmes. The PTP is an accreditation programme for compliant clients, often referred to as a voluntary compliance management programme’. This programme serves as a recognition scheme that assesses clients’/ traders’ compliance, awards accreditation status, facilitates the client’s benefits and monitors compliance on a continuous basis for all operators/clients within the programmes. The programme further strengthens the


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In Lesotho, ten traders were presented with their preferred trader certificates during the launch of the PTP by the Commissioner General of the Lesotho Revenue Authority, Mr. Thabo Khasipe, after having gone through a thorough accreditation process. These companies are Maseru Toyota, Maputsoe Toyota, Avani Maseru, Avani Lesotho, Woolworths, Liqhobong Mining Development, Pick ñ Pay, Lesotho Milling Company, OK Bazaars and Shoprite Lesotho. In Eswatini, two companies are already participating in the programme which was launched in May 2019. Following the awareness session, some more companies expressed interest to participate in the programme with the SRA and the SRA will engage with these companies accordingly. PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF THE PREFERRED TRADER PROGRAMME The PTP endeavours to improve trade facilitation for compliant traders using common accreditation standards between Customs Administrations in SACU and ultimately achieve the following: 1. ensure efficiency of service to clients through streamlined business processes for the compliant clients and reduce congestion at border posts; 2. reduce costs of trade by facilitation of cross-border flow of goods for compliant traders; 3. reduce border management costs



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through reduced physical inspection and improved risk management; strengthen efficiency and effectiveness of management and allocation of scares resources to focus on non-compliant trade; improve levels of compliance amongst traders on a voluntary basis and increased revenue collection; ensure smooth flow of goods at the borders for legitimate trade; improve competitiveness and profitability of Lesotho’s import and export trade through transparency and predictability of the clearance processes combined with expedited release and reduced controls; and reduce costs of intraregional trade by facilitation of cross-border flow of goods for compliant traders and promoting harmonisation and regional integration within SACU through a mutual recognition arrangement.

HOW ACCREDITED TRADERS WILL BENEFIT FROM THE PTP 1. At the national level: • priority treatment in the clearance and inspection of goods; • reduced level of verification at the border based on risk selectivity; • choice of place for physical verification of goods by traders, either at the border, trader’s premises or other location of trader’s choice; • automatic qualification for expedited refund systems for importers and exporters; • appointment of a client relationship manager who acts as a key contact on customs related matters within the administrations; and • mutual recognition of status in all SACU member states. 2. At the regional level: • recognition of the granted accreditation status by all Revenue Authorities in the SACU regional bloc; • expedited clearance at the ports of entry and exit in SACU; and • flexible inspections.

The Commissioner General of the Eswatini Revenue Authority, Mr. Dumisani Masilela (fourth from left), together with the Executive Manager of EIPA, Mr. Bongani Ntshangase (third from left), the Chief Executive Officer of Business Eswatini, Mr. Nathi Dlamini ( fifth from left), the Director for Operational Policy at SRA (second from left) and the SACU Secretariat’s Customs Specialist, Marcel Ratsiu, during the Private Sector Preferred Trader Programme (PTP) Awareness Session held in Eswatini on 24 January 2020.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE PREFERRED TRADER PROGRAMME For companies to be eligible to apply and participate in the PTP programme, they must fulfill the following prerequisites: • must have a physical address in the country • must have a good financial standing/proven financial solvency • must maintain adequate books, records and control systems to support full compliance auditing by the Revenue Authority in the SACU Member States • must have had a good compliance record for previous three years at least, prior to application • must be bonded if a carrier and/or freight forwarder • must be duly licensed by the Revenue Authority to operate as a clearing agent. There are currently 132 accredited preferred traders in the SACU region.

The Commissioner General of the Lesotho Revenue Authority, Mr. Thabo Khasipe (front: second from left) together with the ten traders who were presented with their preferred trader certificates during the launch of the Preferred Trader Programme (PTP) in Lesotho on 21 January 2020.

THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN CUSTOMS UNION SACU Secretariat Private Bag 13285, Windhoek Cnr Julius K. Nyerere and Feld Street Tel: +264 61 295 8000

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PARTNERING FOR A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL NAMIBIANS WELWITSCHIA’S STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS The signing of these agreements aims to encourage medical and nursing students to choose home instead of looking abroad when deciding where to begin their careers. We believe that by investing in our people, we are investing in a better, more promising future for Namibia. These are the strategic partnerships that we are involved in: • The University of Namibia (UNAM) and Welwitschia Hospital signed the Memorandum of Agreement on the Collaboration in Clinical Training of Medical Students in health-related fields such as general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, internal medicine,

Born out of a need to serve the people of Walvis Bay, Welwitschia Hospital has transformed from a small local general practice hospital into a world-class medical facility that attracts the best and brightest specialists and doctors and caters to the diverse medical needs of our community. Innovating healthcare in Namibia is at the heart of Welwitschia Hospital. It is why we continuously evolve. From the initiation of the first lung clinic to the installation of the first low-dose CT (Computed Tomography) scanner in Africa, we are always at the forefront of innovative development. But we wanted to do more than merely provide access to quality and trusted healthcare. We wanted to make a significant contribution to the Namibian healthcare ecosystem as a whole. That is why in 2019, we embarked on several strategic partnerships to advance the training and education of Namibian medical students, as well as the sharing of information between various academic institutes, both local and international. By doing so, we will enable local medical and nursing students to study under and learn from leading doctors and specialists in the private sector. They will receive practical and clinical training and be exposed to a broader scope of medical cases—taking the pressure off the government to place the students in state hospitals. Further to this, we will ensure that visiting specialists in the fields of general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, obstetrics, and gynaecology will provide healthcare to outlying and underserved communities such as Lüderitz and Otjiwarongo.


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pulmonology, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and childcare. • This agreement facilitated the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between UNAM and the University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland, on the collaboration on academic and research-related activities. • Welwitschia Health Training Centre and Welwitschia Hospital signed the Memorandum of Agreement on the practical training of nursing students. • The International University of Management and Welwitschia Hospital signed the Memorandum of Agreement on the practical training of nursing students. BEYOND MEDICAL CARE Matthias Braune, Chief Executive Officer of Welwitschia Hospital, said: "To advance medical care, we believe in capitalising on the intellectual property of our specialists and tailoring our services to their unique visions and skillsets." It is why we regularly engage with our specialists and doctors to understand what equipment and facilities they require to deliver quality, reliable, and trusted care.

visits and discharge of their loved ones from hospitals outside Walvis Bay. In 2017, we extended and renovated our maternity ward, transforming the rooms into modern, relaxing, and beautifully furnished areas, a perfect environment for new mothers discovering parenthood and their bundles of joy. In the same year, the addition of our three-bed neonatal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) became home to many newborn and premature babies. Under the specialist care of our resident Paediatricians, and the loving touch of our dedicated neonatal ICU nurses, these fragile and precious lives were given the best start parents could hope for. Responding to the increased healthcare needs of our community, we opened a second 24-bed general ward in July 2019, which allowed our doctors to provide comprehensive treatment for our valued surgical and medical patients. We also opened a newly built nine-bed state-of-the-art adult ICU. This unit boasts a team of highly qualified nurses and specialist Intensivists dedicated solely to the care of our critical patients. Prior to the addition of these specialist facilities, residents had to travel upwards of 400 km to receive the medical care they needed, which in emergencies, could mean the difference between life or death. Now, our doctors and specialists can treat more complicated cases on-site, ensuring immediate care and a better-served community. To discuss partnering with Welwitschia Hospital or for more information about the hospital's services, facilities and skilled practitioners, please contact Welwitschia Hospital on the details listed below.

This approach is also necessary for retaining and attracting leading specialists in their field. Whenever it benefits our community, we will assist with relocating doctors and their families. Over the past five years, to meet the growing need of our urban community, we have massively expanded our service offering. In 2015 we built and opened three new operating theatres, dramatically reducing the number of patient referrals to the capital. As a result, our community and patients no longer need to worry about travel and accommodation costs that used to come into play with the admission,


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EDUCATION Namibia continues to be one of the highest spenders on education in the world – spending over N$18 600 per learner per year, which is nearly three times higher than the world average. Education’s share of the Namibian budget as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is nearly double the global average of 5%.


he Basic Education Ministry received N$13,8 billion in the main budget for the 2019/20 financial year, 4% more than the revised allocation for the 2018/19 financial year. An additional N$236,9 million was allocated to the ministry in the mid-term budget review for the appointment of more teachers and the continued implementation of a new curriculum. The ministry has come under sharp criticism for the poor outcomes, considering the vast resources that have been allocated to the ministry since independence. In its 2018 Status of the Namibian Economy report, the National Planning Commission pointed out that Namibia experienced a high drop-out rate despite education being free for the last five years of primary education and the last two years of secondary education. The number of Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate higher-grade learners who qualify for entry into higher education institutions (achieving a Grade 4 or higher) decreased from 66% in 2018 to 61% in 2019. The number of ungraded full-time candidates increased from 5,8% in 2018 to 8,6%. Just over 10 511 candidates (of a total of about 61 000 part-time and fulltime learners) who sat the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate ordinary level (NSSCO) examination in 2019 obtained a minimum D grade or


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better and qualified for higher education studies at diploma or degree levels. Only 33% of the learners obtained a D or higher symbol (35% in 2018) in English second language, while 41,2% (42%) obtained a D or higher symbol in mathematics. In physical science there was a drop from 43,6% to 38,7%.


Higher education in Namibia is provided by two state-funded universities, the University of Namibia (UNAM) and the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) as well as a private institution, the International University of Management (IUM). A variety of courses and qualifications are also offered by private educational institutions registered with the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA). The 2019/20 budget for Higher Education, Training and Innovation decreased slightly from N$3,23 billion to N$3,1 billion. UNAM saw its budget allocation slashed from N$960 million to N$911 million, while the transfer to NUST decreased from N$600 million to N$500 million. An amount of N$1,1 billion (nearly a third of the ministry’s budget) was allocated to the Namibia Students Assistance Fund (NSFAF). The fund, which grants bursaries and loans to undergraduate students, has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons – including failure to recover outstanding loan repayments, delayed payments of student loans, and budget shortfalls.


The NQA was established through the Namibia Qualifications Authority Act No. 29 of 1996. Its functions include, amongst others, the accreditation of education providers and the registration of qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework to ensure acceptable standards are met. A total of 57 training institutions were accredited with the NQA at the end of 2019, and these offer a wide range of courses and qualifications. One of the major concerns of the NQA is the large number of bogus institutions that offer qualifications that are not registered.


The government has prioritised technical, vocational education training (TVET) as one of the key drivers to achieve Vision 2030. The desired TVET outcome in Namibia’s Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5), which is aligned to Vision 2030, is to establish an education system that responds to the country’s industrial needs by 2022. The following targets have been set in NDP5: • increase enrolment for TVET students to 50 000 (from a 2015 baseline of 25 137) • improve students’ completion rate to 80% (from a 2014 baseline of 55%) • increase TVET graduates of a percentage of total higher education graduates to 65% (from a 2015 baseline of 60%) • increase the number of skilled/up-skilled TVET trainers/instructors to 3 000. The Namibia Training Authority (NTA) is responsible for the effective regulation and funding of the vocational education and training in Namibia. The authority was established by the Vocational Educational and Training Act of 2008 and resorts under the Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation.

The government has prioritised technical, vocational education training (TVET) as one of the key drivers to achieve Vision 2030.

Businesses with an annual payroll exceeding N$1 million must register with the NTA and pay 1% of their payroll to the NTA monthly. Employers can claim back a maximum of 50% of expenses for training once a year while 35% of the levy is allocated for key priority training grants. The remaining 15% is used to pay for the administration costs of the NTA. TVET is currently provided at vocational training centres (VTCs) run by the NTA, as well as a number of state-owned enterprises (SoEs) and several private companies offering specialised training courses. The number of enrolments at public and private VTCs exceeded 32 000 in 2018, but TVET continues to be hamstrung by the limited capacity to accommodate new intakes in the public and private sectors. Refer to page 88 for full NTA profile. w w w. n a m i b i a t r a d e d i r e c t o r y. c o m



TO INSPIRE AND ENABLE LEADERS FOR POWERFUL TRANSFORMATION We equip and develop leaders to transform Africa. Leaders with soft hearts, tough minds, skilful hands and upright characters. For Namibia, to move from peace and stability towards prosperity, we need more people moving from passivity to productivity, from standing on rights to taking up responsibility. We need more leaders in all spheres of society! The African Leadership Institute exists to train these leaders! Training takes place at the Rock Lodge and is available for any individual who has a desire to make a difference – transforming yourself, your relationships, performance at the workplace and your community. ALI is registered as a Private Higher Education Institution with the NCHE and as a training provider with the NTA (VET levy paying companies can claim ALI training fees back from the NTA). ALI offers the following NQA Accredited qualifications: CERTIFICATE IN TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP (Level 5) DIPLOMA IN TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP (Level 6) COST OF N$ 21 000 (VAT excluded) for CTL include the following: • Fifteen full days of face-to-face training sessions spread out over 1 year. Three block training sessions of 5 days each • One weekend seminar (single/relationship/marriage) • Shared accommodation and meals at the Rock Lodge • Training notes • Six prescribed books


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A visual guide to all the VTCs in Namibia 5. Valombola Vocational Training Centre (Oshana) Nandjebo Mengela Street, Ongwediva, Tel: +264 (0) 65 234 100 Fax: +264 (0) 65 230 167 • Air-conditioning & Refrigeration • Auto-Mechanics • Bricklaying & Plastering • Joinery and Cabinetmaking • Clothing & Production • Electrical General • Electronics • Hospitality & Tourism • Office Administration • Welding & Metal Fabrication • Boilermaking

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• 1. Eenhana Vocational Training Centre (Ohangwena) Dimo Hamaambo Street, Eenhana, Tel: +264 (0) 65 263 600 Fax: +264 (0) 65 263 871 • Bricklaying and Plastering • Office Administration • Joinery & Cabinetmaking • Plumbing & Pipefitting • Welding & Fabrication • Solar Installation • Vehicle Collision Repair & Spray

6. Zambezi Vocational Training Centre (Zambezi) Wenela Road, Katima Mulilo, Tel: +264 (0) 66 253 264 Fax: +264 (0) 66 253 769 • Bricklaying & Plastering • Clothing Production • Joinery & Cabinetmaking • Hospitality &Tourism • Plumbing & Pipefitting • Office Administration • Welding & Metal Fabrication • Agriculture: Horticulture & Crop Production • Agriculture: Infrastructure and


2. Okakarara Vocational Training Centre (Otjozondjupa) John Tjikuaa Street, Okakarara, Tel: +264 (0) 67 317 069 Fax: +264 (0) 67 317 469 • Electrical General • Carpentry & Joinery • Plumbing & Pipefitting • Cosmetology • Clothing Production • Office Administration • Bricklaying & Plastering • Auto Mechanics •


7. Windhoek Vocational Training Centre (Khomas) Rooivalk Street, Khomasdal, Tel: +264 (0) 61 211 742 Fax: +264 (0) 61 211 379 • Air-conditioning & Refrigeration • Auto Mechanics • Bricklaying & Plastering • Electrical General • Fitting & Turning • International Computer Driver’s License (ICDL) • Joinery & Cabinetmaking • Junior Computer Technician • Office Administration • Plumbing & Pipefitting • Radio &Television • Starting Business - Core

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3. Rundu Vocational Training Centre (Kavango - East) Maria Mwengere Street, Rundu, Tel: +264 (0) 66 269 000 Fax: +264 (0) 66 255 364 • Auto Mechanics • Auto Electrics • Bricklaying & Plastering • Electrical General • Joinery & Cabinetmaking • Office Administration • Plumbing & Pipefitting • Welding and Metal Fabrication • Boilermaking • Farm Machinery • Horticulture

4. Nakayale Vocational Training Centre (Omusati) Ruacana Main Road, Outapi, Tel: +264 (0) 65 250 067 Fax: +264 (0) 65 250 066 • Office Administration • Hospitality &Tourism • Electrical General • Wholesale and Retail Operations


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8. Gobabis Vocational Training Centre (Omaheke) Erf 1242 Free Market Street, SADC Industrial Area, Tel: +264 (0) 62 565 212 Fax: +264 (0) 62 565 210 Email: • Office Administration & Computing • Auto Electrical and Electronics •

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The Namibia Training Authority is entrusted with the effective regulation and funding of the provision of Vocational Education and Training in our country. The NTA contributes to an effective and sustainable system of skills formation, aligned with the needs of the labour market and which provides the skills required for accelerated development. In this system, competencies are developed that are needed for productive work and increased standards of living.

A STRATEGIC ORGANISATION Literally, a ‘port of call’ is a port where ships can take on or discharge cargo. However, if one considers the more figurative meaning, this phrase also implies fitness-for-purpose, which equates quality with the fulfillment of specific outcomes. These outcomes are defined under the VET Act of 2008 as the development and implementation of a Strategic Plan for Vocational Education and Training and to increase access, equity and quality. This is the NTA’s vision: To be the national port of call for Vocational Education and Training skills in Namibia. It is a vision under which our organisation appreciates that quality defines the purpose in our mission to regulate and facilitate the sustainable delivery of quality Vocational Education and Training to the benefit of our stakeholders. Under this mission, quality is demonstrated by achieving the following objectives: ORGANISATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS


An organisational structure aligned with the strategy and populated with competent staff and systems.

Sufficient and sustainable funding to ensure quality Vocational Education and Training.



An effective regulatory framework in line with the VET Act and a continuously improved regulatory framework.

Quality training and services in line with all identified needs of stakeholders and the industry at large through VET providers.



Effective collection and disbursement of VET levy in accordance with the VET Act.

Effective stakeholder identification and engagement based on identified need.

DRIVEN BY VALUES To guide the organizational behaviour of the NTA in the execution of its Strategic Plan, our staff strive to uphold key core values in giving effect to our work. In the below sequence, the first letters in each of these values spell the acronym RAISE, which in turn translates into an organisation-wide objective to raise the bar as far as the delivery of Vocational Education and Training in Namibia is concerned. RESPONSIVENESS We will provide frank, impartial and timely feedback to the Government, stakeholders and partners.

SERVICE DELIVERY We will be focused and geared towards high levels of service delivery.

ACCOUNTABILITY We will work towards clear objectives in a transparent manner and accept responsibility for decisions and actions.

EXCELLENCE We will meet our mandate and deliver services in a manner that reflects a high level of excellence

INTEGRITY We will be honest, open and transparent in our dealings, using power responsibly while striving to earn and sustain a high level of public trust.

CONTACT US Office of the CEO: +264 61 2078573 Corporate Communication, Marketing & Advocacy: +264 61 2078550

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FINANCE The Bank of Namibia (BoN) expected GDP to contract by 6.9% in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic which resulted in global travel restrictions and lockdowns in many countries. The BoN, however, expected a recovery in the economy with a projected growth of 1.8 percent in 2021.

the recruitment of health professionals. The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture was allocated N$184,1 million for the recruitment of teachers, text books and the school feeding programme. The government’s drought relief programme was allocated N$67 million. Schlettwein said Namibia’s total public debt of N$87,5 billion was estimated at 49,3% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and was projected to increase to 51,0% for the 2020/21 financial year and 53,1% for the 2022/23 financial year. The country’s budget deficit has been reduced from 8,1% to 4,1% the minister said.


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President Hage Geingob appointed a 15-member High-Level Panel for the Namibian Economy in March 2019. It was charged with analysing the challenges facing the country’s economy, making recommendations and convening a summit.


he BoN said in its April 2020 Economic Outlook: ‘The Namibian economy is expected to record the largest contraction in the recent history, induced by the devastating impact of COVID-19, which will be felt across most sectors.’ The high contraction is expected to be the result of declines in hotels and restaurants, mining, construction, transport and storage and manufacturing, as well as net taxes on products. Following confirmation of the first two positive COVID-19 cases in Namibia, a state of emergency was announced on 17 March 2020 to combat the spread of COVID-19. The state of emergency was to remain in force for six months which may be extended, subject to the changing situation. The government adopted a four-stage approach on lifting restrictions with stage four scheduled for 30 June 2020 when the country’s borders would be reopened gradually.

Validated private-sector investment commitments of N$20 billion were made at the two-day summit held in Windhoek on 31 July and 1 August 2019 under the theme Economic Revival for Inclusive Growth – Strengthening the Namibian House. Commitments ranged from housing development and investment in the hospitality industry to various infrastructural projects such as water provision, electricity generation, rolling stock (locomotives and wagons) for TransNamib, the national rail service operator, and renewable energy. Policy recommendations made by the panel included the finalisation and tabling of the New Equitable Economic Empowerment Bill in the National Assembly within six months, operationalising the revised Namibia Investment Promotion Act by the end of the 2019/2020 financial year, reviewing and amending, where necessary, the Public Procurement Act to simplify bidding and assessment procedures during the 2019/2020 financial year, and the establishment of


Finance Minister Calle Schletwein announced in his Budget Review Statement which he tabled in the National Assembly on 22 October 2019 that an amount of N$1,18 billion of freed-up funds from the operational budget and the development budget was reallocated to various ministries. Health and Social Services received the largest allocation (N$210,72 million) for the procurement of pharmaceuticals, clinical supplies and


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The ranking placed Namibia as the third most-competitive economy in sub-Saharan Africa.

FINANCE Standard Bank Namibia a National Construction Council. The panel also made several recommendations to ensure improved visa regulations and entry requirements.

The index is based on four main categories: Enabling Environment, Human Capital, Markets, and Innovative Ecosystem which are divided into 12 pillars.

The panel made ten recommendations in its final report which was released in early March 2020: • state-owned enterprises: Transform, repurpose and recapitalise • national resources: place moratorium on the awarding of all fishing rights, quotas and mineral licensing and replace them with a transparent bidding process • taxes: increase tax revenue and collection and clamp down harder on illicit outflows • macroeconomic stability: attract N$40 billion in foreign and local investment • housing: donate land free of charge to all Namibians in urban informal settlements, subject to conditions • employment creation: introduce national internship programme • public sector: right-size public sector in line with new cabinet, strengthening accountability and transparency • public assets: develop policy to guide what to retain, dispose of by auction and divest from • water and electricity: devise national strategy on water self-sufficiency and invest in desalination plant in 2020 • greening Namibia: align taxation with climate objectives.



Namibia increased its ranking on the 2019 World Economic Forum Competitiveness Report by six places from 100 in 2018 to 94, while its overall score increased from 52,7 to 54,5. The ranking placed Namibia as the third most-competitive economy in sub-Saharan Africa. Mauritius ranks at 52 and South Africa at 60. The country achieved the best rankings in Financial Systems (41 compared to 47 in 2018), Labour Market (44, compared to 39 in 2018), Institutions (56, compared to 51 in 2018). The lowest rankings were Market Size (122), Health (117), Business Dynamism (116) and MacroEconomic Stability (99). The Global Competitive Index 4.0 was introduced in 2018 and the 2019 rankings and scores are therefore comparable with the 2018 report.

The annual inflation rate slowed to 2,1%% in January 2020 – a decrease of 2,6%% from January 2019 when the annual inflation rate stood at 4,7%%. The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) attributed the slowdown to decreases in education (from 12,0%% to 5,7%, hotels, cafes and restaurants (from 5,0% to 1,1%), housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (from 2,9% to 1,2%), alcohol beverages and tobacco (from 6,4% to 2,6%), food and non-alcoholic beverages (from 5,7% to 2,2%), transport (from 7,3% to 5,0%), recreation and culture (from 5,5% to 4,3%) and communications (from 1,2% to 0,7%).


The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Namibia (BoN) provided welcome relief for hard-pressed consumers when it reduced the repro rate from 6.50% to 6.25% in February 2020. The MPC cut the repro rate by 100 basis points from 6.25% to 5.25% at a special meeting on 20 March 2020: ‘… to help cushion the anticipated impact of COVID-19 and support domestic activity, while maintaining the oneon-one link between the Namibia Dollar and the South African Rand. A further reduction of 100 basis points was announced on 15 April when the repro rate was reduced to 4.25%. The MPC cut the repro rate by 100 basis points from 6.25% to 5.25% at a special meeting on 20 March 2020. The decision was taken: ‘… to help cushion the anticipated impact of COVID-19 and support domestic activity, while maintaining the one-on-one link between the Namibia Dollar and the South African Rand.


Namibia’s creditworthiness is rated annually by two international credit-rating agencies. Fitch Ratings downgraded Namibia’s long-term non-rand foreign currency bonds from BB+ sub-investment grade with a negative outlook to BB sub-investment grade with a stable outlook on 1 October 2019. Moody’s Investor Service downgraded Namibia’s long-term non-rand foreign currency by one notch, from Ba1 sub-investment grade with a negative outlook to Ba2 sub-investment grade with a stable outlook on 6 December 2019. w w w. n a m i b i a t r a d e d i r e c t o r y. c o m



IN PURSUIT OF LONG-TERM RETURNS The new decade presents various local and global economic challenges. Despite negative sentiment, promising opportunities abound – provided investors are willing to stay the course. Against this backdrop, Allan Gray Namibia, an independent investment manager which has been managing Namibians’ money since 1984, is working tirelessly to identify the best opportunities for investors through innovative thinking, hard work, patience, and collaborative efforts locally, regionally and internationally. Allan Gray Namibia forms part of the Allan Gray Group, which was established in South Africa in 1973, and is Africa’s largest privately owned investment management firm. Headquartered in Cape Town, it has a presence in several African countries, including our office in Windhoek. Together with its offshore partner Orbis, the Group offers African investors a coherent range of global investment products. OUR APPROACH TO INVESTING While investing involves some risk and inherent uncertainty, we manage the risk of loss carefully throughout our investment process. Our track record demonstrates our ability to deliver superior investment performance for our clients at lower-thanaverage risk of loss. We believe risk cannot and should not be avoided completely; rather it should be understood in the context that uncertainty and opportunity go hand in hand. We describe our investment approach as ‘contrarian’, which is usually defined as ‘opposing or rejecting popular opinion or current practice’. This approach drives us to find value in an environment that can be noisy and distracting.

We hunt for opportunities in areas other investors overlook, which often leads us to invest in companies long before they become popular. We pride ourselves on our thorough, bottomup research that enables us to identify great businesses with a competitive edge. We are not afraid to take a different view and acknowledge that simply being different is not enough. OUR EMPLOYEES ARE OUR GREATEST ASSET Over the years we have produced strong investment professionals, many of whom have gone on to do greater things, in and outside Namibia. Our focus is to grow investment capabilities to meet our clients’ needs, therefore we will always invest heavily in our employees. This includes funding relevant qualifications, advocating for investment professionals to pursue the CFA® charter, and encouraging analysts to spend longer periods of time with colleagues at headquarters. High-performing staff are invited to purchase discretionary interests in the Allan Gray Namibia Employee Empowerment Trust, with their performance bonuses. To date, a quarter of the allocation has been taken up. Our Managing Director, James Mnyupe, and Birte Schneider, Allan Gray Namibia Balanced and Stable Funds portfolio manager, bring a wealth of industry experience to the table.

The Foundation has sent over 80 Namibian youth – of whom 60% are female and 90% are from previously disadvantaged backgrounds – to school and universities on full scholarships. Furthermore, capital has been reserved to aid the businesses founded by these fellows. In 2018 Joseph Mukendwa, a seasoned Namibian educator, joined the Foundation as Regional Head to steer programmes in Namibia, Botswana and Eswatini. PROACTIVE CITIZENRY Allan Gray Namibia is a locally registered employer and taxpayer. We share revenues earned here with our employees, the regulator and the Finance Ministry. We assisted in the establishment of the Namibia Savings and Investment Association and proactively interact with the public sector to contribute towards progressive policy formulation that is aligned with the nation’s growth and proequality agenda. With the support of The Government Institutions Pension Fund and many other pension fund clients, we continue to be a steward for setting responsible and holistic policies from the regulator as we seek to ensure that Namibia’s savings pool is deployed in a manner that maximises the utility to its owners – the Namibian people.

CONTRIBUTING TOWARDS NATION BUILDING For over 15 years, the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation has contributed to long-term nation building and economic transformation in Africa by identifying prospective highimpact entrepreneurs at an early stage, nurturing their entrepreneurial spirit and funding their education.

ALLAN GRAY NAMIBIA Tel: 061-221103 Email: Website: Allan Gray Orbis Foundation (Ex-SA) Tel: 061-258214 James Mnyupe Managing Director


Birte Schneider Portfolio Manager

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Joseph Mukendwa Regional Head (Ex-SA)

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The best time money can buy.

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DELIVERING CONSISTENT INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE Ashburton Investments brand was first introduced in the Namibian market in June 2017. This follows FirstRand Namibia’s acquisition of the Pointbreak wealth and investment management businesses. Since then the Ashburton brand has established itself firmly in the local market building on the strong brand loyalty of the FirstRand and Pointbreak brands. Ashburton Investments’ focus is on offering a blend of traditional and alternative assets as a way of diversifying sources of return for its Namibian clients. Our consistent performance has resulted in the growth of our asset under management with more than 78% over a three year and half period from N$8.07 billion in July 2016 to N$14.34 billion in January 2020. With a diverse offering under one roof that include money market investments, segregated institutional mandates, alternative assets such as private

property, private equity, as well as wealth management and fiduciary services, Ashburton is fully geared to service the local market with innovative financial solutions. Ashburton brings together a highly experienced team with specialist skills, good knowledge of the Namibian market and localised decision-making that provides for greater agility and responsiveness to changing market conditions. While remaining locally focused, the Namibian team has access to a larger resource base and global capabilities in terms of research and new product development through the larger Group. This provides Ashburton’s clients with access to a much wider pool of investment products and choices. Ashburton’s added asset management capabilities to FirstRand Namibia enables the Group to be the largest provider of end-to-end financial services in the Namibian market.

Our understanding of clients’ unique needs and thorough knowledge of the markets in which we operate, as well as responsiveness to investment challenges continue to drive our success. Our holistic investment approach across multiple asset classes enables us to offer clients suitable investment solutions with sustainable sources of return. We remain locally relevant with an international outlook to offer the best solutions to our clients.


BEING FULLY INVESTED IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HAVING A GOAL, AND ACHIEVING IT. Ashburton Investments is fully invested in the outcomes of our clients. Through providing access to fixed income and private markets, for diversified sources of returns, including private equity, private property and infrastructure debt funding for sustainable job-creation, we have committed to helping our clients achieve better results for themselves, and all those who depend on them. Speak to our specialist Business Development Executive at +264 61 378 800 or email |

Money Market Unit Trusts | Private Equity Private Property | Infrastructure debt funding Fixed income and Institutional fund management. A part of the FirstRand Namibia Group


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BENCHMARK RETIREMENT FUND EFFICIENT. TRUSTED. NAMIBIAN. The Benchmark Retirement Fund (BRF) was established by Retirement Fund Solutions in 2000 at the request of financial professionals who wanted a dedicated vehicle for their retirement investments with a choice of investments in leading Namibian funds. The Fund has evolved to become a leading Namibian umbrella fund for private and public sector entities and SMEs who require a retirement fund but that wish to avoid the complexity and costs of a private fund. EFFICIENT BRF is respected for its operational, product and cost-efficiency. The Fund draws on the capacity and expertise of Retirement Fund Solutions (RFS) to provide a world-class umbrella fund service. Unified fund rules and rapid, responsive adaptation to the shifting legislative environment provide participating employers and individual investors with robust governance. By taking an end-to-end approach to retirement investment, with a range of

products, BRF caters to the needs of all members and individuals. The annuities offered ensure a managed environment for members after retirement and for their beneficiaries.

reporting to members by external auditors, actuaries and fund managers. On the basis of the trust that it has earned, the Fund has grown to over 12,000 members and administers assets over N$3 billion.

By spreading the cost of administration across participating funds and individual members, BRF attains exceptional cost-efficiency in a high service operation.

NAMIBIAN The Fund is Namibian and does not respond to the bottom-line requirements of foreign interests. It adheres to local regulatory requirements and is governed in the interests of Namibian members.

TRUSTED The Fund provides a range of investment portfolios that provides for a range of risk appetites ranging from low risk to moderate risk. The range of products is regularly assessed by the Fund’s investment consultant to ensure delivery according to set objectives, and their recommendations are deliberated on by the Board of Trustees. The Fund holds itself accountable and is transparent in providing assessments of its activities to the participating employers and its individual members. Member communication includes regular annual reporting to members, quarterly reviews and

The Board of Trustees consists of independent Namibian trustees and experts appointed by RFS.


Paul-Gordon /Guidao-‡Oab Principal Officer +264 61 44 6000

With the right building blocks, you can construct exceptional retirement outcomes. Benchmark Member Choice Living Annuity Can be chosen by you, taking the requirements of the Income Tax Act into account.

Benchmark Mini Retirement savings for smaller groups with and without insured benefits.

Benchmark Default Living Annuity Combines a default investment portfolio with a default age-based drawdown strategy to manage the income over the life of the annuity.

Benchmark Employer Groups An umbrella retirement fund for employer groups that provides insured benefits, without the administrative burden of a private fund.

Benchmark Default Life Annuity A default life annuity for persons reaching retirement age, using the Momentum Namibia Golden Growth With-Profit Annuity.

Benchmark Annuity Income for Beneficiaries A vehicle for delivering benefits to nominated beneficiaries on your passing.

Benchmark Preservation Fund Combines a range of investment portfolios to enable you to preserve pension investment capital while not actively contributing to a fund.

Find out more about our products. Call 061 446 000 or visit Administered by

Retirement Fund Solutions

Benchmark Retirement Fund

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PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT FOR PENSION FUND TRUSTEES Ongoing changes to financial regulation place ever greater fiduciary liabilities and administrative burdens on trustees of private pension funds. Professional support from Retirement Fund Solutions reduces the burdens and mitigates against legal liabilities. NEEDS DRIVEN ADVICE AND SUPPORT FOR TRUSTEE FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITIES Administering a retirement fund, and managing its liabilities and assets, requires certain actions and involves specific responsibilities. RFS provides advice on these responsibilities and provides support with preparation of reports and returns required by law. TECHNICAL ADVICE ON RULES OF FUNDS AND ADAPTATION TO THE CHANGING REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT The Namibian legal environment is dynamic, and the regulatory environment requires a high degree of expertise and rapid adaptation to fulfill the needs of regulatory compliance. RFS provides the advice and rapidly adapts to regulatory changes.

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE SUPPORT RFS immediately adapts systems to changes in the regulatory environment, so that reporting is compliant with the current regulatory requirements. Ongoing, company-wide training ensures that knowledge of the correct practices is applied to every fund. CONCERN FOR TRUSTEE LEGAL LIABILITIES By ensuring that all fiduciary responsibilities are fulfilled, and by following, adapting and adhering to the changing regulatory environment, RFS ensures that legal liability arising out of a trustee’s tenure is mitigated. PAIRING OF TECHNICAL FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS To ensure that all funds are in compliance, yet still receive the best possible attention to members and the benefits due to them in terms of fund rules and policy, RFS pairs a highly competent administrator with a financial expert as joint leads on each fund. At the same time the hands-on approach of top management ensures that its unrivalled expertise bears on the well-being of every client.

INVESTMENT DECISION SUPPORT RFS provides ongoing short and medium-term investment views of the regional and global investment environments to ensure that trustees are empowered to understand the impact of these on their investment decisions. Certified Financial Planners® oversee the day-to-day business of funds and provide expert management skills to each fund. TIMELY REPORTING AND DOCUMENTATION In addition to prompt regulatory reporting and compliance, RFS reports extensively and with exceptional transparency to management and trustees on a monthly and quarterly basis, in a timely manner.

Festus Hangula

Marthinuz Fabianus

Tilman Friedrich

Günter Pfeifer

Non-Executive Director

Managing Director

Director (Chairman)

Director: Operations (Umbrella Funds)

Kai Friedrich

Sharika Skoppelitus

Louis Theron

Rauha Hangalo

Director: Operations (Private Funds)

Director: Client Services

Associate Director: Support Services

Director (Ex Officio – RFS Staff Trust)


Sharika Skoppelitus Director: Client Services +264 61 44 6000

years of shared skills and experience produce excellent results. By harnessing the skills, experience and knowledge of a multifaceted board who are involved in day-today management, and applying a single-minded focus on fund administration, governance and investments, we produce world class results on behalf of pension fund trustees and the members of their funds. Find out more about us. Call or visit our website. 061 446 000

Retirement Fund Solutions Managed by Namibians. Trusted by Namibians.

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Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. In an increasingly complex world, we help intricate systems function, adapt and evolve so they can benefit communities and society – whether they are capital markets, tax systems or the economic systems within which business and society exist. We help our clients to make informed decisions and operate effectively within them. Trust has possibly become the most important asset that any organisation in the world can own. It cannot be bought. It cannot be enforced. It can only be earned through consistent integrity, transparency and the proverbial fruit of the harvest. AT PWC WE DON’T JUST TALK ABOUT SKILL AND PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT AND EMPOWERING NAMIBIANS. WE ACT. From high school through university and on-the-job training, we provide coaching, mentoring and education opportunities for Namibians to develop skills that will help to close the inequality gap and make a positive impact in Namibia at large. More than 191 chartered accountants have qualified through PwC Namibia. We have 66 trainees in the process of completing the three-year chartered accountant articles, and

since launching the PwC Tax Academy in 2007, 22 candidates have completed their training. Currently seven candidates are enrolled in a three-year tax articles programme while furthering their studies within various taxation fields. Tax Academy participants to date include 95% designated Namibians. We currently have three trainee accountants from previously disadvantaged groups, undergoing traineeship contracts for the Certified Commercial and Financial Accountant qualification with our firm. WE DON’T JUST TALK ABOUT CAPACITY AND COMPETENCE. WE ACT. With over 260 staff in offices in Windhoek and Walvis Bay, PwC Namibia is the largest professional services provider in Namibia. Namibian owned and managed, and a member of PwC Africa, our services are tailored to our clients’ audit, advisory and tax business needs. WE DON’T JUST TALK ABOUT A PURPOSEDRIVEN LIFE THAT SERVES OUR COMMUNITY. WE ACT. We apply all our resources to invest in skills development, training and social justice. We ask ourselves: How many jobs did you create? How many people did you take off the street?

As a founding member of Men on the Side of the Road, we are actively involved in searching for and creating job opportunities. By creating entry-level positions for those struggling to find employment, we begin the process of training, creating opportunities to learn, to advance and to ultimately open these positions to others in dire need of a first step on the employment ladder. PwC established the Omuhoko Trust to support our social philosophy. Omuhoko is an Oshiwambo word that means ‘family’, a concept of utmost importance to our organisation. Employees contribute N$30 or more every month to the Trust and the firm matches the money dollar for dollar. Through the Trust we have contributed to the building of a house at Hope Village orphanage and provided support for projects such as the Isaiah project, SPES project, Jonathan Jacob, as well as Nurturing Ground, all designed to uplift and empower fellow Namibians. If you are looking for a passionately Namibian, yet multinational professional services network, speak to PwC Namibia. We don’t just talk.

PWC NAMIBIA Chantell Husselmann Country Senior Partner Tel: +264 61 284 1000 Ansie Rossouw Partner in Charge – Walvis Bay Tel: +264 64 217 700


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Locally owned. Globally awarded. Bank of the Year Namibia 2019 Bank Windhoek is the only wholly locally owned Namibian Bank, and is driven to continuously uplift and empower Namibians. This award signifies a major milestone in our progress as we journey together with our customers towards a better Namibia for all. This award is the result of the tireless efforts of the Bank’s staff and belongs to them.

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Bank of the Year 2019


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We are more prosperous supporting one another. Sometimes what’s needed to discover success is not competition but collaboration. When you are connected you have more support, more resources and more opportunities. At Capricorn, we believe in being Connectors of Positive Change. Through our diversified portfolio and reach, we bring our clients closer to their goals so they can realise their dreams.

To learn more about the Capricorn Group visit

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SUCCESSFUL FINANCING BREEDS DEVELOPMENT The Development Bank of Namibia was established in 2004, in terms of the Development Bank of Namibia Act. Its shareholder representative is the Minister of Finance. The core of its mandate is to provide finance on a commercial basis to the private and public sectors for projects that have a high impact on Namibia’s socio-economic development. The commercial nature of its finance allows it to grow its assets by recovering capital and interest. The multiplying financial resources are used to finance more projects, provide returns to investors in the Bank and a portion is allocated to prudent financial reserves. Additional facets of its mandate include local and international raising of capital, and development of money and capital markets. GOALS OF FINANCE Creation of employment opportunities is one of the most important measures of the Bank. The Bank also targets spread of economic activity across Namibia’s regions, and sectoral stimulus, particularly manufacturing, tourism, and transport and logistics, as these sectors are identified in the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) as having an important role to play in Namibia’s economy. The Bank also has a transformational agenda, to address economic imbalances. This agenda includes economic participation of previously disadvantaged Namibians, women entrepreneurs and youth entrepreneurs. RISK APPETITE AND MANAGEMENT The Bank specialises in finance for projects with higher risk profiles that would not ordinarily be financed by commercial banks. Not only can the Bank service enterprises with perceived higher risk levels, such as SMEs, but it can also develop pioneering finance solutions. In the past, the Bank has pioneered finance for independent power producers, as well as contract (tender) based finance. By taking a lead through exercise of its risk appetite, the Bank shows the way for commercial sources of finance. The Bank is able to manage and mitigate a higher degree of risk through its enterprisewide risk management framework, which responds to external and internal risks. The Bank also actively manages the environmental


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and social impacts of its lending though its Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS). FINANCE FOR PRIVATE SECTOR ENTERPRISES In terms of the goals of its finance, private sector enterprise delivers sustainable results with development impact. By fostering the entrepreneurial ambitions of enterprises, and individuals, with finance, the Bank is able to further the interests of enterprises, their stakeholders and beneficiaries of employment and development impact, while providing for its own sustainability and growth. Risk mitigation is rooted in a robust due diligence process which appraises the business plan, cash flow projection, skills and experience of management and collateral availability and owner’s contribution. The Bank requires a clear indication of viability of projects that it finances, in addition to development impact. Decisions are taken by several committees which examine the viability of the application, the credit risk and compliance with the regulatory environment. Depending on the amount requested, the application may be escalated to an overall management committee and / or a board committee. In cases where the Bank determines that a project has a high development potential, but is not yet bankable, the Bank may deploy the Project Preparation Fund (PPF), which assists with developing further aspects that contribute to viability, including funding for various studies. The PPF is deployed at the Bank’s discretion. SME FINANCE As SMEs have a higher risk profile, and as the Bank receives finance from external investors, SME finance is ring-fenced and managed by a separate function within the Bank. As SMEs are an important source of economic activity, the Bank provides dedicated services and assistance to SMEs through its SME Centre in Windhoek and its branches in Ongwediva, Rundu and Walvis Bay. It also provides mentorship, general business training and technical training through its Client Support function. Larger enterprises are financed from the Enterprise Portfolio, which is a repository for

interest-bearing finance raised locally and internationally. FINANCE FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES The Bank routinely provides finance for large scale infrastructure projects. These projects are often initiated by state-owned enterprises. The Bank also finances local authorities and public private partnerships (PPPs). IMPACT ON PRESSING ECONOMIC ISSUES When a pressing economic issue emerges that can be addressed by an enterprise and / or infrastructure the Bank strives to make an impact through provision of finance. The Bank has been able to make impacts on the shortage of affordable land and housing through provision of finance to local authorities, PPPs and private enterprises that construct affordable housing. It has also made an impact on the national electricity deficit by providing finance for privately owned renewable energy generation. In addition it has financed numerous private education and health facilities. SOURCES OF CAPITAL The Bank has adopted a path of using its profits to provide additional finance for more or larger projects. This has led to steady growth of its balance sheet. As a result of its excellent record of governance and risk management, the Bank attracts tranches of finance locally and internationally, lines of credit from various commercial banks and investment under its NSX-listed bond programme.

Expect more.

DEVELOPMENT BANK OF NAMIBIA Windhoek: 061 290 8000 Ongwediva: 065 230 129 / 130 Rundu: 066 257 735 / 736 Walvis Bay: 064 220 924 / 221 857 Email: Web:

12 good reasons to choose our finance The success of your enterprise contributes to development. That’s why the Development Bank of Namibia provides a range of 12 private sector financing products that help you make a success of your business’ expansion or start-up. Product



Contract (Tender) Based Finance

To meet short-term cash flow needs of a business, where there is an underlying contract or off-take agreement to carry out a certain activity



For a guarantee to a contracting employer to pay a certain amount of money in the event of damages due to under-performance


Asset-Backed Finance

To acquire movable asset(s) for a business


Bridging Finance

To satisfy short-term cash-flow needs of a business to carry out a certain activity


Business Finance

To satisfy medium to long-term enterprise financial needs


Invoice Discounting

To provide capital for a borrower (business) against due and payable invoices of other businesses


Business Acquisition Finance

For a buy-in (acquisition of interest by external managers) or buy-out (acquisition of interest by existing internal managers)


Commercial Property Finance

For acquisition or construction of immovable commercial property or making improvements to fixed commercial property


Property Development Finance

For development of low to middle income residential property, and industrial and commercial property

Franchise Finance

For acquisition of franchise rights and operationalisation of a franchise business


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For privately owned infrastructure projects

Private Public Partnership (PPP) Finance

For a legally recognized partnership between a public and private enterprise, for the development of public infrastructure

Call us. We’re waiting to hear from you. Windhoek: 061 290 8000 SME Centre: 061 290 8111 Ongwediva: 065 230 129 / 130 Rundu: 066 257 735 / 736 Walvis Bay: 064 220 924 / 221 857

Expect more.

Collaboration. Is it the new innovation? In this transformative age, a collaborative approach to innovation can bridge divisions in society and build inclusive growth. #BetterQuestions


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At EY we help clients achieve transformational outcomes and be more agile, more innovative and better equipped to respond to disruptive change. Contact details – EY Namibia

Windhoek office: +264 61 289 1100

Country Managing Partner

Cameron Kotzé:

Walvis Bay office: +264 64 205 847

Walvis Bay Office Managing Partner

Julia Engels:

Advisory Services Partner

Brian Masule:

Forensics & Integrity Services Partner Jaco Coetzee:

Tax Services Executive Director

Friedel Janse van Rensburg:

Assurance Services Partners Jaco Coetzee: Danica van Wyk: Julia Engels:

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In the Transformative Age, the pace of change has never been faster and embracing transformation has never been more vital. A strong ecosystem of business relationships can create new forms of customer value to help each client rapidly and digitally transform.


YOUR PARTNER IN A NEW DAWN OF GROWTH Eos Capital is the leading, truly Namibian private equity fund manager that started managing its first fund, the Allegrow Fund, in 2015. Eos brings new life to the companies it invests in through the capital and support it provides, allowing them to grow to their full potential. This is fitting with its name “Eos” which comes from Greek mythology and means “new dawn”. By investing into the private sector, Eos is supporting its growth and thereby the growth of the Namibian economy.

ELSO HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD - be cleaner, buy greener, buy Namibian Sector: General Industrials, Consumer Goods Website: Elso is a Namibian manufacturer of bio-degradable soaps, sanitary paper and cleaning equipment and was founded in 1956. It is focused on the Retail and Hospitality segments of the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and cleaning equipment markets.


Strategy: Investing in companies with strong growth potential Fund size: N$461m Value creation: Growth and operational development Sectors: Focus on Consumer, Services, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), General Industrials Geography: Namibia Deal size: Minimum of N$10m, maximum of N$90m Number of investors: 19 Business owners and entrepreneurs looking for equity or mezzanine funding are invited to contact Eos Capital to find out how to receive funding.

ROSEWOOD Sector: Education Website: Rosewood Academy offers a unique learning experience, with special focus on the individual, combining traditional and creative teaching methods including vocational subjects not available in mainstream schools. They strive to unlock each child’s potential to become a self-sustainable individual, prepared and guided for a successful professional future. Eos has partnered with the school, which is located at 1 Parsival Street, Windhoek, to enhance its offering and facilities as well as grow the number of learners.


Investee Pension Fund participants have indirectly invested in 7 companies through their Pension Funds.

HEAT EXCHANGE PRODUCTS & NAMIBIA AQUA MECHANICA Sector: Utilities Website: Heat Exchange Products is the one of the leading water treatment companies within Namibia and is committed to providing effective water treatment solutions to its clients through specialised non-commoditized chemicals and services across all sectors. Its subsidiary, Namibia Aqua Mechanica, is a reseller of water-related products, such as valves, mainly to Namibia’s important markets of agricultural and mining.

VALCO PIPES Valco Pipes supplies water pipes and allied products that are used to transfer potable and non-potable water and was acquired by Heat Exchange Products in 2019 to widen its water sector offering.


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FABUPHARM (PTY) LTD Sector: General Industrials, Consumer Goods| Website: Fabupharm is a Namibian manufacturer of pharmaceutical and personal care products and owns the only fully-fledged pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in the country, located in Otjiwarongo. Fabupharm produces a variety of products such as analgesics, antibiotics, supplements, creams, ointments and sunscreens which are stocked by local and international pharmacies and retailers and are available to public healthcare patients in government hospitals and clinics.

PANEL TO PANEL Sector: General Industrials Website: Panel to Panel, with its headquarters in Walvis Bay, supplies contractors and end customers across the country with insulated panels in their various applications, such as cooling rooms, sterile environments and prefabricated houses. Panel to Panel serves a diverse range of sectors including the fishing industry, abattoirs, lodges, pharmaceutical plants and the public sector.



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NAMBOB Sector: Services Website: Established in 1962 in Namibia as Avbob Namibia and relaunched to Nambob in September 2019. The company is leading funeral service and insurance provider, with a well-established network of 25 branches across Namibia. Nambob’s comprehensive service offerings include the provision of funeral services, coffins, wreaths and funeral-ware. Most branches boast fully fledged parlours and their own mortuaries. Through its network, Nambob also distributes third party funeral policies. It is Nambob’s vision to serve customers and communities by providing a one-stop solution for funeral insurance, services and products.

ECOTECH AND ECOVALVES Sector: Services Website: EcoTech provides process instrumentation solutions including flow meters, temperature gauges, level meters and houses a strong admin function that can be scaled across the group. EcoValves provides an attractive range of valves and actuators to mining, industrial clients with strong growth aspirations. Both businesses have made key alliances with top international technology providers such as Endress + Hauser, Samson, TTV to name a few. Together with Heat Exchange Products and Namibia Aqua Mechanica, EcoTech and EcoValves are another building block in consolidating quality Namibian water services businesses to create a local powerhouse that can compete on an international scale.

NAMIBIA INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT FUND (NIDIF) Launched in October 2019, NIDIF will make investments into infrastructure projects in Namibia through a mix of equity and mezzanine funding. The Fund will generate long-term stable and robust income yield, as well as capital growth, to its investors. The Fund had its first closed on 01 April 2020 with $550m and is targeting to raise N$1-1.5 billion by April 2021. Target sectors include Energy, Water, ICT, Transport and Logistics, Healthcare, Education. Please reach out with any infrastructure funding needs in the abovementioned sectors!

COMING SOON AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENTS Eos Capital is fundraising for its new agriculture fund that will build a diversified portfolio of Namibian agriculture assets which are stable and high quality to provide income to investors over the long term through equity and quasi-equity investments. These investments will contribute to the economic development of the country and provide attractive returns to investors. Contact Eos Capital to learn more about investing or receiving funding for agriculture investments or projects.

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The nature, size and scale of First National Bank (FNB) Namibia’s business activities mean that it inevitably impacts society in its broadest sense. This it does as a systemic provider of credit, keeper of the country’s deposits and savings, provider of channels for people to access their funds and spend, and as a material taxpayer and large employer. Given this position, FNB Namibia recognises that it has a responsibility to deliver shared value to multiple stakeholders. The bank’s total impact on society extends from the CSI spent by its foundations to how it manages its operations and, most importantly, how it deploys its balance sheet and core business activities. The bank believes that to earn public trust it must, by design, align business priorities with that of society. This will ensure the company’s sustainable growth and relevance in the long term. Our focus over the past few years, has been on developing a strong customer-centric integrated financial services offering which is underpinned by digitisation. We have invested substantially to introduce helpful digital innovations that move beyond just banking, but enhance customers lives by helping consumers to help themselves. FNB continues to be a leader in banking innovation through the launch of customercentric digital solutions to address the ever-changing needs of consumers. Through our new cash migration channels launched this financial year, namely Cash at Till, eWallet at Till, and CashPlus, we continue to reach important milestones in our digital migration journey. Through our leadership position in innovative banking and consistent pioneering of solutions that prioritise helpful banking, FNB continues to make strides towards becoming a trusted money manager among consumers. As a result, all current and future innovations are conceptualised with the customer in mind. Digital Banking remains a core strategic pillar for the bank, from both an enablement

and convenience perspective. Our customers not only appreciate a consistent user experience, but also gaining access to more secure digital platforms that allow them to effortlessly cater for their holistic banking needs.

The retail banking sector in particular is a locus of new business models, emerging in response to challenges including low levels of banking penetration, heavy use of cash, sparse credit bureau coverage, and limited branch and ATM networks.

The major driver has been our effort to show customers how easy, affordable and safe it is to use digital platforms. This digital journey is enabled through sustained investment in digital infrastructure which continues to be intensified through self-service innovation.

Digital adoption is the main solution to addressing the gaps in financial inclusion, and our digital solutions which will be explained in more detail shortly, remain critical in extending banking services to unbanked and underbanked populations. Digital gives customers full access to their money and puts them in control.

In a society where financial inclusion remains a major challenge, it is very important to enable digital adoption through channels that are affordable and accessible to all people, whether the customer is new to bank or has been banking for a long time. Digital remains a remarkably convenient and affordable way to bank. But the migration of customers to digital platforms is not only about cost effectiveness, it is also about efficiency for customers and affording them options to bank in a way that is most convenient.

We remain committed to delivering a consistent brand experience to our customers in a highly competitive market environment. We will continue to innovate and pioneer the use of technology and data to provide customer centric solutions that address the ever-changing needs of consumers.

Even though FNB Namibia has a strong presence in Namibia with ATMs, points of sale, branches, and the availability of all digital channels, there is always room for improvement, especially when it comes to accessibility of funds for our customers in this vast country. Financial services are an important ingredient to poverty reduction, and studies have shown that inclusion can accelerate economic growth, reduce income inequality and spur innovation. We believe that access to services at financial institutions will lead to savings, which in turn could insure against bad debts.

FNB NAMIBIA Communications Manager Email: Tel. +264 61 299 2125

Financial inclusion has been on the radar of the Namibian Government since Independence and strides have been made by various financial institutions, including the commercial banks to bring banking closer to all Namibians.

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30 YEARS OF GROWTH The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) has been the leading pension fund in the country for the past three decades. As the nation prepares to commemorate 30 years of independence on 21 March 2020, it seems befitting to reflect on GIPF's 30 years of growth, development and socio-economic impact. The 1st of October 1989 marked the official opening of the GIPF. The founding vision 30 years ago was for the Fund to remain the leading, independent and professionally managed Pension Fund in Namibia, providing real value benefits to its members and their dependents, while making a significant contribution to the development of the Namibian economy and the economic empowerment of its citizens. The historic and continuous success of the GIPF has led to the attainment of this vision and as a result the GIPF strategic plan approved in 2018 amplified and expanded this vision to become the leading and model Pension Fund globally by 2023. In order to achieve this vision, the Fund has over the years persistently worked towards increasing its national footprint. At inception, service delivery emanated from a single floor office in the capital in 1990. Currently the Fund has expanded its presence to the current five-story building in Windhoek, which serves as head office complemented by 10 regional offices in Rundu, Katima Mulilo, Outapi, Eenhana, Oshakati, Ondangwa, Otjiwarongo, Swakopmund, Gobabis, Keetmanshoop and a satellite office in Windhoek at B1 City, to cater to its large and growing membership. Furthermore, in response to a outcry from our members to be engaged face-to-face, the Fund took a strategic decision to host regional consultative stakeholders' engagement sessions as well as events with targeted participating employers in the regions. Since inception, the GIPF's objectives have been to ensure that the Fund remains fully funded and to consistently achieve high returns on investments. The assets of the Fund have grown tremendously in the past three decades from N$844 070 million in 1990 to an astounding N$120 billion to date. Along the journey, the Fund did experience challenges, including the 2008 global economic meltdown, but it has weathered the storms. GIPF's mandate is to provide retirement ancillary benefits to its members and their dependants. With service excellence at the core of its strategy, the Fund has worked tirelessly to improve the turnaround times in paying member benefits over the past few decades.


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The GIPF has 101 590 contributing members and provides monthly income to 39 837 active annuitants. This far, the Fund has paid out N$4.2 billion in benefits and monthly annuities as at 31 January 2020, illustrating the enormous social and financial safety net it provides for Namibians from all walks of life. In 2008, the GIPF approved an Investment Policy for Unlisted Investment. In line with Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act, now referred to as Regulation 13 of the Pensions Funds Act, pension funds are required to hold a minimum of 35% to a targeted value level of 45% of their investments in Namibian assets with the maximum of 3.5% in Unlisted investments. Through this legislation. Pension Funds are encouraged to invest in the domestic market and to ensure that Namibian savings are utilised to stimulate development and to make meaningful contribution to the economy and to the development needs of communities by providing development capital to the non-listed sections with high growth potential. To date, the GIPF has invested about N$ 45 billion in the local market through Listed and Unlisted Investments and is constantly looking at investment opportunities, especially locally. The GIPF Unlisted Investment Policy has recorded great success in job creation, infrastructure development and general economic growth. To date, GIPF has invested in the following sectors: medical and pharmaceutical, animal feed, building supply, ICT, industrial, electric, enviro sustainability, renewable energy, land servicing, municipal servicing, procurement, finance, manufacturing, engineering, education, funeral, agribusiness, transport and logistics, mining construction, mobile payment solution, health services, property development, retail shopping centre, solar PV, warehousing and home loans, to mention a few. Needless to say, the ripple effects of the GIPF's investments is the multiplication of business entrepreneurs, an increase in the critical mass of sustainable businesses and stimulation of market activities. "Our core business is our members, and in order to ensure their wellbeing, the GIPF will continue to financially plough back into society by investing in different sectors. The Fund will not only support locally owned business and create jobs, but will also continue to contribute tremendously to the national economic development plan and the country's Gross Domestic Product," said Mr David Nuyoma, Chief Executive of the Government Institutions Pension Fund.

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INDEPENDENT UNLISTED INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS The Königstein Capital Group was established in 2009 as an independent unlisted investment manager that focuses on private equity and venture capital fund management in the Namibian market. The management team has extensive experience in various sectors of the economy gained over the last 35 years. Königstein offers the following features that will unlock value for investors, entrepreneurs and developers: • extensive experience in and knowledge of the Namibian business • environment • a successful track record • superior proven financial deal-making abilities • a network of key players in various industries to ensure deal flow • good corporate governance structures • strict risk management • the ability to activlye assist portfolio investments when required. Through its current funds under management, Königstein Capital has already invested more than N$850 million in projects and investments with an economical value close to N$2 billion. Königstein has the necessary fund structures in place to offer investment alternatives to pension funds, institutional funds, and other investors.


Königstein Capital manages three funds that invest in property and infrastructure: The Königstein Capital Property Investment Fund (KCPIF), Königstein Affordable Housing Fund (KAHF), and Spitz Investments. These funds invest in property and infrastructure projects: • residential property (focused on lower-cost/affordable housing) • infrastructure development • retail property • commercial property • industrial property. The funds have invested in a number of very successful propertydevelopment projects which have delivered more than 3 000 individual property units to the market. There are various new propertydevelopment transactions in the pipeline.

• manufacturing, industry and services • general business • media • financial services. Spitz Capital portfolio companies: Mashare Irrigation – an intensive cropping company producing grains and vegetables for the Namibian market Mashare Berries – Namibia’s first producer and exporter of blueberries Namibia Plastics – a plastic extrusion company that produces specialist products for amongst others the food & beverage and construction industry.


Our investment objective is to provide sustainable investment returns for our investors from a diversified portfolio in profitable businesses. Investments are generally made in existing businesses with a good growth potential or start-up ventures with a unique value proposition. Normally, material equity positions in portfolio companies will be acquired and our approach is to partner with management, play an active role in the strategic decision-making processes, and together grow the value of the business. We follow a proper investment process that includes due diligence, negotiations, deal structuring and final recommendation by an investment committee that includes independent, non-executive trustees or directors. Investments in the underlying portfolio companies are structured in such a way as to maximise return and to contain risk. We may use any of the following mechanisms to invest: • subscription in ordinary shares, preference shares and/or debentures • advancing of loans • a combination of the above.


The individuals involved are Albie Basson, Jacques Maree, Arno Louw, Albert Basson, Etii Etopi and Vidette Rickerts who have extensive business, investment-management, deal-structuring and corporatefinance experience.


Spitz Investments (Pty) Ltd is a closed fund with existing investments in a diverse portfolio of businesses that includes healthcare (Namibian Oncology Centre), property and biomass investments (Biomass Producers Namibia).


Spitz Capital (Pty) Ltd is the latest established fund. It is a Regulation 29 compliant unlisted investment vehicle, with the Government Institutions Pension Fund as principal investor. Investment sector focus: • agribusiness and agriculture • health care

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Investment isn’t just a buzzword—it’s a strategy for growth. And in today’s financial climate, with trends fluctuating quicker than foreign currencies, it takes a keen understanding to know what’s best and make it work for your business. Speak to one of our Letshego Investment Advisors today to learn more about our range of investment opportunities and how we can expand your financial future through solutions that will benefit your business. Contact one of our Letshego Investment Advisors at 061 321 6619 or our Call Centre at 061 202 3500 to get started.



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save at competitive interest rates on their transactional accounts. • Better-than-average market returns for savings and investments are enjoyed by customers that make use of the Letshego FlexiSave and TermSave product suites. • Loans are primarily provided to government and non-government employees via the deduction at source functionality. • Mortgage loans and overdrafts will be offered during the latter half of 2020 to the Letshego customer base. LETSHEGO MICRO FINANCIAL SERVICES NAMIBIA (LMFSN) LMFSN offers loans to government employees as well as employees from non-government institutions via the deductions at source functionality.

Chief Executive Officer Ester Kali ABOUT LETSHEGO HOLDINGS NAMIBIA Letshego Holdings Namibia (LHN) opened its doors in 2002 as Edu-Loan Namibia, providing consumer and micro-lending services. In 2008, Edu-Loan was acquired by Letshego Holdings Limited (Botswana) and changed its name to Letshego Financial Services Namibia during 2009. Letshego Holdings Namibia Limited was incorporated on 24 February 2016 as a financial-sector investment holding company in Namibia to hold the controlling interest in Letshego Bank Namibia and Letshego Micro Financial Services Namibia on behalf of Letshego Holdings Limited (Botswana). Letshego Holdings Namibia focuses on financially underserved low- to middle-income earners in the economy, through the provision of financially inclusive solutions. LETSHEGO BANK NAMIBIA: PRODUCTS AND SERVICES • LetsGo, our all-in-one transactional solution, enables our customers to save, pay and be paid at a cost-effective rate with Letshego’s pay-as-you-use fees. The LetsGo solution allows customers to

SOCIAL STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS FOOD NAMIBIA (RUNDU) Letshego Holdings Namibia contributed N$300 000 towards the school garden project in partnership with Food Namibia which, as the facilitator, constructed two school gardens at Romanus Kamunoko Secondary School and Divundu Combined School in the Kavango East Region. The aim of this project is to help schools develop on-site school gardens where they learn standards-based science and the basics of growing food by using a garden as an outdoor laboratory. Food Namibia assisted with the provision of material resources and with capacity development for teachers and learners to maintain the sustainability of the school garden. IMPROVING LIFE CAMPAIGN Letshego launched its fourth successive ‘Improving Life’ campaign, a competition that rewards productive loan use by Letshego customers. Since launching the campaign in 2016, Letshego Namibia have received over 15 000 stories from customers across Namibia and is encouraging more customers to join.

increased from N$208m in January 2019 to N$1,4bn in December 2019. • Customer Deposits increased from N$2,9m in January 2019 to N$43m in December 2019. • Letshego received the Professional Management Review (PMR) Diamond Arrow award in the business sector: Microfinance Institutions in Namibia. TALENT ACQUISITION, DEVELOPMENT AND RETENTION Human Capital is one of the key enablers of Letshego Holdings Namibia to ensure the business is appropriately resourced to deliver on its corporate strategy. Letshego had a staff compliment of 145 at the end of 2019, an increase of 25% from 2018. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Letshego as a relevant employer continues to strive to comply with the Affirmative Action Employment Act of 1998. The Company had a 99% fully Namibian workforce by June 2019 at the time the Certificate of Compliance was awarded by the Employment Equity Commission.

LETSHEGO BANK NAMIBIA Ester Kali: Chief Executive Officer +264 61 321 6644

OUR KEY HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2019 • The bank launched two additional Letshego Bank Retail Branches in Swakopmund and Rundu. • Letshego Bank Namibia loan-book grow

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VISION To be the leading broad-based organisation that strives to make a significant impact on the socio-economic development of Namibia. MISSION To optimise shareholders’ value through diligent investments. VALUES • Excellence • Prosperity • Integrity • Care OUR MANDATE In the year 1997 the Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) congress resolved to establish a commercial arm. During the same year, the National Executive Committee of MUN established the Namibia Miners Investment Trust (NAMIT).The beneficiaries of the Trust are defined as current and ex-min eand energ yworkers, their dependants and the communities they hail from.



OUR STRATEGY NAM-MIC engaged in a participatory strategic planning process during the second quarter of 2019 to define its five-year Strategic Plan 2020–2024 aligned to its vision and mission and the Republic of Namibia’s strategic imperatives as defined in Vision 2030, the Harambee Prosperity Plan 2016/17–2019/20, and the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) 2017/18–2021/22. Cognisance was also taken of the United Nations’ Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals and Africa’s Agenda 2063, which focus, inter alia, on good governance, socio-economic progression and institutional integrity. Over the next five years NAM-MIC will focus on 4 (four) strategic objectives defined within four Strategic Pillars: (i) Profitability, (ii) Stakeholder Relations, (iii) Investment Excellence and (iv) People.

NAMIT in turn established and wholly owns NAM-MIC. The company was incorporated on 15 July 1997 and commenced operating in September of the same year. NAM-MIC was created as a business vehicle to pursue business investment opportunities. Other than the initial seed capital, NAMMIC has been raising all its capital on commercial terms. Paying dividends to its shareholders is one of the many ways used by NAM-MIC to communicate its financial wellbeing and that of its investments.The declaration of dividends is a mechanism by which the company advances direct benefits to its shareholder. To date, NAMMIC has paid N$ 25 161 566 to its shareholder as dividends.

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Prudential was the very first international asset management company to establish an office in Windhoek, back in 1996. The company has close local ties: it is 15% owned by Horizon Investment, an indigenous Namibian empowerment company, 10% by the Prudential Portfolio Managers Staff Trust and 75% by Prudential Portfolio Managers South Africa (Pty) Limited. In Namibia and South Africa, we’re immensely proud that our clients have entrusted us to manage over R250 billion (as at 31 December 2019) of their assets, making us one of South Africa’s ten largest investment managers. Our investment team has built up an enviable track record for consistently strong investment performance: in 2016, 2017 and 2018 we won the Morningstar Award for South Africa’s Best Fund House: Larger Fund Range in recognition of top performance across our range of unit trusts. We offer four Namibian unit trust funds with a variety of risk profiles: the Prudential Namibian Balanced Fund, the Prudential Namibian Inflation Plus Fund, the Prudential Namibian Enhanced Income Fund and the Prudential Namibian Money Market Fund.


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NEDBANK SUPPORTS NAMIBIAN FISHING INDUSTRY Nedbank Namibia has a proud heritage in providing superior banking services to the country’s corporate and business sectors, says the bank’s Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Dr Edward Turner. “We have been servicing the fishing industry with the same vigour and purpose, considering both our core understanding of Namibia’s business requirements, as well as the wealth of banking and industry knowledge that we have unencumbered access to as part of the wider Nedbank Group,” he says. As a full-service banking institution, clientfacing units like Business Banking, Private Banking and Private Wealth all contribute to ensure that the banking needs for smaller-scale entities and individuals are duly catered for. Many employees of such industries have chosen Nedbank Namibia as their preferred banking partner by virtue of the bank’s excellent product range, superior customer service and conveniently-located Walvis Bay, Dunes Mall and Swakopmund coastal branches. Nedbank Namibia’s CIB team are proud exponents of the excellence that has seen the bank scoop top honours as the best corporate bank in South Africa during the Banker Africa 2018 Awards. Turner says

the CIB team are all about partnerships, focusing on a client-driven delivery of banking solutions through a dedicated oneon-one relationship model. “This singular focus is underpinned by a dedicated relationship banking team, which is uniquely experienced and skilled in dealing with the needs of our corporate clients in a variety of economic industries, but particularly in the Namibian fishing industry. “It is, after all, only through nurturing close relationships with our clients that we have developed intuitive knowledge of how fishing enterprises operate, and what type of financing or banking services our clients may require,” Turner said. “From a Nedbank Namibia CIB perspective, we offer a relationship-based solution, which often hinges on vessel financing, factory financing, provision of working capital, guarantees and hedging products,” adds Cica de Wet, Nedbank Namibia CIB’s principal relationship manager for the fishing industry. “Our emphasis is squarely on offering a holistic solution, which is premised on listening to our clients’ requirements, understanding their needs and delivering emphatically on all of their expectations.” The bank also has the resources to capitalise on shareholder expertise whenever needed.

ANCHORED IN YOUR SEA OF OPPORTUNITY At Nedbank CIB we understand that waves of change are common. Sometimes they bring fortune and sometimes they herald volatility. But we remain firmly invested in your future no matter what the seasons bring.

If you would like to benefit from their expertise, you may contact: Karl-Stefan Altmann C +264 81 124 8065 T +264 61 295 2030

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Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking focuses on corporate growth and operational successes, and provides close, tailored support by a stable team of experts. The team brings to the table an understanding not just of the workings of large companies, but their specific industries, and the risks and challenges that they face. We provide a highly focused service to companies with an annual turnover of N$100 million or more. The advantage of the exclusive focus is that corporates have dedicated resources at their disposal.

TEAM Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking is known for its ability to provide effective solutions to corporates, through a senior customer service team supported by industry and product specialists who facilitate more complex client needs.

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It would probably take thousands of pages to narrate Old Mutual’s 100 year journey in Namibia. While its mother company was established in Cape Town, South Africa 175 years ago, the year 2020 marks a century of Doing Great Things for the brand in Namibia. “It is quite an epic achievement, which is noteworthy,” Old Mutual Namibia Group CEO, Kosmas Egumbo sums it up in an interview from Mutual Towers in Windhoek. Egumbo mentions several achievements during the century including that of Old Mutual becoming ‘an integral part of the Namibian fabric.’ “Old Mutual always had a long term view and this year, 100 years later, we remain proud of that. Today, 24 percent of people of working age are customers of Old Mutual; it is a significant vote of confidence in the abilities of the company.” In this two way street, Egumbo says the confidence by customers is also a result of Old Mutual having met its promises in the last century. “To me, this is one thing, which really stands out.” He is proud to state that Old Mutual has touched different aspects of the Namibian society through its business philosophy of keeping the customer at the centre of its business. “We have played a major role in servicing infrastructure that facilitate the provision of housing, municipal services and other infrastructure development. We have invested in water infrastructure, schools, and institutions of higher learning. We have funded businesses in the tourism sector, a number of hotels and other establishments.” Old Mutual has also invested in solar energy projects. Namibia is a net importer of power and the government has identified renewable energy as an investment area to make Namibia self-sustaining in its power needs.

Egumbo adds that Old Mutual believes in the future of Namibia and says one way of helping the country achieve its developmental goals has been through investment in education and skills development. This has included sponsoring bursaries for students for over the past 10 years.


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When it comes to customer’s needs, Old Mutual does not apply a one size fits all solution, Egumbo says. The company has come to understand the needs of its individual customers by listening to them carefully and understanding their needs. Old Mutual has on average been paying out about N$2.5 billion towards death, funeral and disability benefits per year and N$250m in terms of protection to cover disasters, and accidents, property, vehicles and content. “Just imagine the devastation and the set back that would have been suffered if people did not have that type of coverage.” Additionally, the company extends on average, N$170 million in study loans, which makes out about 34 percent of what it lends out. “We pride ourselves on the fact that Namibians have put their trust in us. Today we are the largest life insurance company and the largest asset manager. We look for growth opportunities both within and outside Namibia and we are employing Namibians to make those decisions. That is what makes us proud.”

It is common to hear Namibians suggesting that companies like Old Mutual repatriate all their profit to South Africa. When asked to comment on this, Egumbo answers the question of taking all the profit to South Africa with a question. Do Namibians own Old Mutual shares? The answer is yes. “A number of Namibians own Old Mutual shares, pension funds own shares including the Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF). So if we take the value of Old Mutual shares owned by Namibians, it is quite significant, it is massive, it makes a big percentage of the net asset value of Old Mutual Namibia. The dividends flow back to those that own Old Mutual shares. To that extent, Namibians owning Old Mutual shares are substantial, they do own a big chunk of this company.” Shares aside, Old Mutual has empowered Namibians through employment. The company currently employs about 949 employees country-wide, whom he says spend money and pay tax in Namibia.

In terms of future plans, the company has set itself a number of objectives, which include, investing in solutions that lead. “We want to be present first when it comes to the need of a customer and stakeholders. We want to articulate the dreams of a customer and different stakeholders and utilise appropriate skills, technologies and knowledge to recommend a solution that suits that customer not a generic solution.” In terms of the regulatory environment, he says Namibia needs a business environment that is conducive for business. “We need to support and articulate regulations and laws that enable us to deepen the financial services sector. The challenge is always what is appropriate regulation? The benefit that you have with companies of Old Mutual’s nature is that because of our history and our values, we do practice and exercise, self-regulation and we do welcome provisions that will ensure that where there is unscrupulous conduct to the detriment of the customers, we put necessary measures and regulations in place so that we can deal with those aspects.”

Namibia has been in recession for over three years and Egumbo says the company has observed that the number of policy lapses has increased mainly because people lost jobs. “Over the past three years, what we have invested in conversations with customers to look at how savings can be realised in terms of their budgeting and assist them on spending priorities so that they find a good balance between unproductive consumption and saving.” The recession means that Old Mutual could not grow to the extent that it would have loved to through new businesses as a result of job losses and lack of secure incomes. Pursuant to an appeal to the private sector by the President of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency Dr. Hage Geingob, Old Mutual pledged to donate N$5 million towards the nation-wide efforts to help address some of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific areas of support include provision of food to the poor and the vulnerable communities; technical equipment and allowances for payment of recruited medical professionals. “As a Caring and Responsible Business we recognise that the COVID-19 pandemic requires a concerted and committed response by all stakeholders, including the private sector. As a company that cares for the communities who so much depend on us, Old Mutual will continue to do everything possible to provide the much-needed support,” says Egumbo.

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“We have over the years developed the capacities of Namibians to increasingly take responsibility of our entire value chain, so more and more functions are being done locally. Today, we pride ourselves of having a workforce that is 58 percent female. So we do have a very diverse workforce. The company has further pledged to plough back to the Namibian society, one percent of its after tax profit.


METAPHORS MATTER: THRIVING IN THE ECOSYSTEM ‘Innovative businesses can’t evolve in a vacuum. They must attract resources of all sorts, drawing on capital, partners, suppliers and customers to create cooperative networks,’ said James Moore over 20 years ago. Natural ecosystems as a business metaphor is ever more relevant in the contemporary dynamic and competitive business environment, amidst the speed of digitisation. In ecosystems, an organised community from random elements, in this case different companies, is developed that allows all units to compete and collaborate, co-exists and co-evolve. The exchange of value between a company with its direct and indirect stakeholders allows it to achieve sustainable growth. Researchers and strategists often note technology as the key enabler in realising the potential of business ecosystems. Digitisation allows for seamless integration and information flows between the various units in an ecosystem. Banks’ digital innovation, like mobile apps and global platforms, have facilitated the flow of value in an ecosystem, from the most informal supplier to the largest mine. As the aggregator in an ecosystem, banks have a bird’s eye view of an economy. They have a vital role to play in connecting the various players in an ecosystem. The days in which banks were purely built on the basis of channelling funds will cease to exist.

Rather, banks will channel value. The SPIRE and HOPE initiatives by FirstRand South Africa and FirstRand Namibia respectively, are concrete examples of how organizations are able to unlock potential from various partners and networks to assist governments and other ecosystem players during the COVID-19 pandemic. No doubt, technology just makes life easier. But digitisation may come with isolation. Does technology detract from value exchanged by normal human interaction? A simple conversation over coffee between a company executive and a client can contain a lot of value. As Krugman (1991)1 puts it, ‘knowledge flows are invisible, they leave no paper trail’. No amount of technology patents and licences can hold the same significant knowledge as the human mind. For a business ecosystem to thrive, the natural exchange of tacit knowledge through human capital becomes critical to achieve the full potential of ecosystems. While the current COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated many businesses’ digital transformation journeys, it allowed us to respect value exchanged through human interaction.

through local linkages. By developing relationships with local suppliers, distributors and even competitors and public offices, companies can transmit and exchange managerial and technical know-how. Whilst African countries reach admirable levels of digitisation, human capital becomes the key channel of knowledge and wisdom diffusion within the ecosystem. More so, banks, as the connectors, can facilitate the creation of linkages. By achieving this, we contribute to the sustainable growth of individual businesses but also the overall economic wellbeing. In order for ecosystems to succeed, a huge paradigm shift is required. Rather than bottom-line thinking, one must now think more in terms of the soil and air that create the foundation for healthy earnings. Reem El Sherif Strategy & Business development manager 1

Krugman, P.R., 1991. Geography and trade. MIT press.

African countries that are becoming less dependent on extractive industries are placing more emphasis on the creation of ecosystems



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The Buy-a-Brick initiative contributes funds to the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia in order to provide comfortable brick homes for thousands of low- to no-income Namibians. Thank you for the contributions you have made thus far and for your continued support.

You can donate any amount by Direct Deposit to Standard Bank Buy a Brick, Acc. No.: 60001469613.

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Through the Buy-a-Brick initiative, we dream of a future where everyone is free to own a home. This has now evolved into a National initiative, with more local corporations and individuals lending their support to make this dream a reality.



DRIVING CONVENIENCE IN COMMUNITIES PayPulse enables instant cash out of money at the tills of prominent grocery stores and apart from cashing out and sending Blue Vouchers, it also allows customers to send money to any mobile number in Namibia even if they don’t have a PayPulse account. Customers can top up on electricity and airtime, and pay for bills such as DStv/GOtv accounts. Our second featured digital technology is our flagship fuel management system, Blue Fuel. Namibian businesses are facing significant pressures to maintain core services with significantly reduced budgets. One way of achieving this is through efficiency savings on the purchase and use of all services, including vehicles, through standardisation and the use of technology. To address this, Standard Bank offers the Blue Fuel Technology, aimed at simplifying fleet managing with low-cost solutions designed to eliminate the hassle of managing, monitoring and controlling the refuelling of your fleet. Every fleet manager knows that fuel costs can overshadow other operating expenses. Standard Bank's Blue Fuel offers the newest innovation in fleet management to help you better manage your fleet of vehicles, whether you have a huge company or just three cars,” Standard Bank's head of cards. The technology ensures that only authorised vehicles are able to fill up, without the need to purchase and install expensive vehicle hardware. In addition, drivers can authorise transactions using fleet cards, driver PIN’s or even their mobile phones.

Digital banking is the future, it used to be said. That future is now here and digital banking is an integral part of that future, transforming lives and changing ways of doing rapidly. Standard Bank has taken advantage of the opportunity offered by new technologies to provide its customers with cutting-edge solutions to improve their banking experiences and offer solutions that seamlessly layer into their lives. Standard Bank is obsessed with understanding a customer’s needs and tailoring solutions to ensure that those solutions are not just satisfactory but they are delightful – going behind what is expected. Two of Standard Bank’s flagship digital solutions that are tailored to the customer o today are its PayPulse, a cashless payment solution and Blue Fuel, also a cashless fuel management system.

With Blue Fuel all transactions are securely authorised in real-time and checked against multiple, configurable fuel rules using our unprecedented technology. Successful transactions and unsuccessful attempts are instantly available to view on a personalised web portal using any internet-connected device. Individuals, small businesses and companies with large fleets are all eligible for Blue Fuel, with a hassle-free registration process. Blue Fuel allows for real-time authorisation at the time of the transaction, instant access to reports, increased security against fraudulent transactions and serves as a management tool to effectively manage financial, technical and operations costs. Both the PayPulse banking application and the BlueFuel technology are essentially about having a fast, secure and easy way for customers to make payments without the need to handle cash.

PayPulse is fast, secure and easy to use, and users can link up to three different cards from three different banks. This means that it caters for everybody and not just Standard Bank clients. What is also special about it is that Standard Bank’s Blue Voucher capability has been incorporated into PayPulse to enable customers to pay via a QR code through a scan and pay method. In an era where customers are in need of more convenient ways to pay their bills without queuing up in long lines, customers can perform transactions from the comfort of their mobile devices. And if they are out shopping, enjoying a meal at a restaurant or coffee with friends and family, they can pay for it using PayPulse.

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FISHING Namibia ranks among the top marine fishing countries in Africa and the industry is the country’s largest export earner after mining. The Bank of Namibia (BoN) revised the projected growth of the fishing and fish processing on board sector downwards from 6.1% growth in 2019 to a negative growth of 4.3% in 2020 in its April 2020 Economic Outlook. Lower fish landings than in previous years as a result of the impact of COVD-19 and the continued uncertainty about the Fisheries and Marine Resources ministry’s fishing policy and the allocation of fishing quotas are the most likely causes of the reversal in the industry’s performance. The BoN, however, projected growth of 2.3% in 2021.


he fishing sector in Namibia can be divided into two sectors: the marine fisheries and aquaculture. The marine fisheries consist of the pelagic, mid-water, demersal and deep-water fisheries. Total allowable catches (TACs) and quotas for five marine fish and two crustacean species are determined annually by the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources on the advice of the Marine Resources Advisory Council. The lengthy delay in the announcement of the successful applicants for 120 fishing rights caused considerable uncertainty among fishing companies at the start of 2019. Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister Bernhardt Esau attributed the delay on several occasions to the time required to evaluate the 5 176 applications received by the closing date on 30 July 2018. By early November 2019, more than 15 months after the closing date, the names of the successful right holders had not been announced. Then, on 13 November, Esau, Justice Minister Sackey Shangala, and four alleged accomplices were accused of receiving bribes of N$150 million in exchange for awarding lucrative quotas to an Icelandic fishing company. The two ministers resigned shortly afterwards and were arrested with their accomplices on 23 November and charged with corruption and several other misdemeanours.

Several fishing companies have invested in onshore factories and other facilities in the past five years to meet the target of 70% onshore value addition of horse mackerel in the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5). The target for value addition for the 2018/19 fishing season was set at 35%. Monk fish is caught as a target species or as a bycatch of the hake fishery. The TAC for the 2019/20 season which extends from 1 May to 30 April the following year was set at 7 200 mt – down from 8 000 mt for the 2018/19 season and 9 600 tonnes for the 2017/18 season. There are no quotas for kingklip and sole which are mainly caught as by-catches of the hake and monk fisheries. Other species such as angel fish, reds, John Dory, and jacopever are also caught as by-catches and processed into various products for the exported market or made available locally. The moratorium on pilchard catches remains in place in 2020, pending the outcome of extensive studies on the pilchard stock. The decision to impose a three-year moratorium from 2018 to 2020 was taken after scientists and environmentalists expressed serious concern about the declining pilchard stock. The quota was reduced from 25 000 mt in 2015 to 14 000 mt in 2016 and 10 000 mt in 2017 when only 3 400 mt was landed.

Hake, a mid-water and demersal species, is the most important fisheries resource in terms of value and export earnings. The TAC for the hake fishing season, which stretches from 1 November to 30 September the following year, remained unchanged at 154 000 mt for the 2019/2020 season. The target of 70% value addition for the hake fishery for the 2018/19 fishing season was maintained. Chilled fresh hake is airlifted to markets in Europe, while a variety of processed products such as high-value loins, fillets and baby hake are also available. Spain, the main export destination, accounts for close to 50% of total exports and also serves as a centre for export to other European Union (EU) countries. The horse mackerel TAC for 2020 was decreased from 349 000 tonnes to 330 000 tonnes. The season extends from 1 January to 31 December. Horse mackerel, locally also known as maasbanker, is the most important species by volume and accounts for about 66% of the total annual catches. This affordable fish is high in protein and rich in omega 3 and is exported to several African countries.


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Several fishing companies have invested in onshore factories and other facilities in the past five years to meet the target of 70% onshore value addition of horse mackerel in the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5).

FISHING Annual quotas for pilchards between 2008 and 2017 when only 3 400 mt of the quota was landed (the fishing season extends from 1 January to 31 December each year):


























The southern coastal town of Lüderitz is the centre of the rock-lobster and deep-water fisheries. The TAC for West Coast rock lobster was reduced from 200 mt for the 2018/19 season to 180 tonnes for the 2019/20 season stretching from 1 November to 30 April. Live lobster is exported to Asian markets. Onshore processing products include frozen whole lobster cooked and uncooked and frozen tail which is exported to Japan and the United States. The TAC for deep-sea red crab remained unchanged at 3 900 tonnes for the 2020 season which stretches from 1 January to 31 December. Products such as claws, legs and crab flakes are exported to Asian markets.


Aquaculture consists of two sub-sectors: fresh-water fisheries and mariculture.


Several inland aquaculture projects aimed at, amongst others, improving food security resort under the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resource. These countrywide projects range from hatcheries, government fish-production farms and community-based production farms to demonstration farms and research centres.


The mariculture industry is dominated by the cultivation of oysters at Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Lüderitz. Black mussels are cultivated at Walvis Bay, while abalone is cultivated at Lüderitz. Seaweed is processed at Lüderitz for export to the Asian market.

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Albacore and big-eye tuna are caught in the southeast Atlantic between November and May. Quotas for tuna and tuna-like species are determined by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) which is responsible for the management of those species.


The Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust is a government agency established in 2001 to promote fish consumption and improve the accessibility and affordability of fish. The trust is awarded an annual hake and horse mackerel quota which is sold at affordable prices at the trust’s outlets throughout the country. Per capita fish consumption in Namibia has increased from 8 kg per person per year in 2016 to 9.5 kg per person in 2019. This is, however, less than 50% of the world average of 20.4 kg per person per year.

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Positively Our core purpose is to be a leading global fish protein company, creating sustainable value and positively impacting the lives of all our stakeholders. While some may see just a fishing company, we pride ourselves on being so much more.

Since our establishment in Walvis Bay in the early 1990s, we have achieved a reputation as a credible, stable and preferred supplier of horse mackerel (Trachurus capensis), harvested and processed to international standards on our two Namibian flagged vessels, with a combined annual capacity of 60 000 tons.

Incorporated in 1918 and listed on the Johannesburg (JSE) and Namibian (NSX) stock exchanges, Oceana Group is an important participant in the South African, Namibian and US fishing industries. We are ranked as one of the top 20 seafood companies in the world by market capitalisation. We market and sell approximately 276, 000 tonnes of fish and fish products to consumers across the consumer spectrum, in 46 countries within Africa, North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

As a leading employer and long-term investor in the local fishing industry, our legacy as a responsible and ethical Namibian company underwrites our motto: We fish to empower, equip and transform lives.

As a global company transformation and localisation are key elements of our strategy. Our global thinking has local impact, ensuring responsible and efficient conversion of Namibia’s natural resources into nourishment, transforming growth into jobs and opportunity into partnerships.

We equip our stakeholders to grow with the company and share the value we create through sustained job creation, skills development, worker ownership and empowerment initiatives and ongoing supplier and client development.

Our drive to positively impact lives in Namibia through our three local companies, Erongo Marine Enterprises, Etosha Fishing and Commercial Cold Storage, has momentum.


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Devoted to the transformation of the fishing industry, we empower our stakeholders through a dedicated Namibianisation strategy across the entire value chain.

As good corporate citizens we transform the lives of ordinary Namibians by converting our fishing rights into broad-based social and economic benefits in a sustainable and inclusive manner. Simply put... we care.


imPacting lives Etosha Fishing Corporation pioneered Namibia’s fishing industry in the 1940s with the country’s first fishmeal and canning plant.

Commercial Cold Storage (CCS) Namibia is the largest and most advanced cold store in Walvis Bay and forms an integral part of the local fishing industry’s value chain.

Today our commitment remains steadfast in our quest for sustainable resource management, job creation and industry development.

Our quayside location within the Namport harbour facilities ensures the fastest turn-around times for vessel offloading. We are the industry leaders in terms of volumes handled, size of our customer base, competitive rates and quality of service.

We are the proud Namibian home of the iconic and market leading Lucky Star canned pilchard brand since 1999. We also pioneered value addition of Namibia’s horse mackerel with the establishment of our own EFUTA Maasbanker brand in 2013. Certified for quality and compliance, our products are testimony to our dedication and conform to our vision: “excellence in food processing”. Our world-class cannery operates under HACCP compliance and EU Accreditation. All our products comply with the regulations and standards set by South Africa’s National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications and the Namibian Standards Institution. We are an award-winning manufacturer and have asserted our position as Namibia’s prime producer of canned fish products.

Erongo Marine Enterprises (Pty) Ltd 116 The-Ben Gurirab Street, Walvis Bay Tel: + 264-64-219 200 Email:

CCS Namibia is part of CCS Logistics, which owns and operates cold storage warehouses across the major centres and harbours of Namibia and South Africa. Collectively CCS offers customers more than 110 000 pallet positions of temperature-controlled storage and handling capacity in Walvis Bay, Cape Town, Gauteng and Durban. Our exemplary track record in developing human capacity and maintaining excellent employee relations is clearly illustrated by the fact that some of our employees have been with us since our establishment in Namibia more than 30 years ago.

Etosha Fishing Corporation (Pty) Ltd 1 Rikumbi Kandanga Road, Walvis Bay Tel: +264-64-215 600 Email:

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INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY The desired outcome for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Namibia’s Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) is to have ‘universal access to information, affordable communication and technology infrastructure and services by 2022.

• promote Namibia as a preferred film destination • enhance an enabling environment for a high-performance culture and effective service. Namibia’s two national telecommunications operators, Telecom Namibia and MTC, continue to be entirely owned by the government through Namibia Post and Telecommunications Holdings Ltd (NPTH). Cellular services are provided by two companies, MTC and TN Mobile, the mobile telecommunications division of Telecom Namibia.


MTN Business Namibia, an internet service provider, expanded its 4G coverage to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay at the end of 2019. The company, which was granted the third mobile service licence in 2017, indicated that it still intends launching a mobile service. he Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), the ICT policy maker, is mandated to lay the foundation for the accelerated use and development of ICT and coordinate information management within the government.

The ministry’s Strategic Pan for 2017 to 2022 has four objectives: • accelerate ICT development, access and use for an inclusive ICTsmart Namibia • enhance unhindered access to information for an informed nation

Telecom Namibia Ltd, the national fixed-line operator, is wholly owned by the government through its holding company, NPTH. The company had nearly 170 000 subscribers at the end of 2018 – a decrease of nearly 12% compared to 2017. Several smaller communication service providers operate in the communications sector, providing internet and a range of other communication services. Most of these companies resell Telecom Namibia’s services, but they have been gaining market share – albeit at a slow pace.

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ICT The Communications Amendment Bill was tabled in the National Assembly towards the end of February 2020. It makes provision for a levy to cover the regulatory costs of CRAN. The bill also provides, amongst others, the requirements and guidelines for the determination and imposition of a regulatory levy. The amendment was necessitated after the Supreme Court upheld a September 2016 High Court judgement which declared Section 23 of the Communications Act of 2009 unconstitutional. In terms of the section, CRAN imposed a levy of 1.5% on the annual turnover of communication service providers in 2012. The court held that although a levy of 1.5% on annual turnover was not in itself unconstitutional, ‘… the absence of clear (or any) guideline or limit for its exercise failed to remove the risk of an unconstitutional exercise of discretionary power by CRAN’. The order came into effect on 11 June 2018, resulting in a substantial loss of revenue which forced the regulator to scale down on its operations.


There are currently 18 commercial radio services and 15 community radio services licensed by CRAN. The moratorium on broadcasting service licences for analogue FM radio services, which came into effect on 22 January 2019, will remain in place for a period of 18 months. This will allow CRAN to review its frequency channelling plan for analogue FM Radio and to make the necessary changes to existing licences. The Editors’ Forum of Namibia (EFN) will make further submissions regarding the broadcasting code that CRAN intends to introduce to regulate broadcasters under Section 89 of the Communications Act, Act 8 of 2009. Although the revised Code of Conduct for Broadcasting Service Licensees was published in the Government Gazette in June 2017, CRAN remains seized on the matter. In its 2018 Measuring the Information Society Report – Volume 2, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) points out: ‘While the high level of market concentration and limited ownership diversity pose a challenge to creating an innovative and vibrant ICT sector, the government is making significant efforts to strengthen its network backbone infrastructure, which enables seamless government service delivery in all regions’. MTC completed Phase One of its N$1billion upgrade of its footprint and network infrastructure at 132 sites in February 2020 and the operator is expected to complete Phase Two with 102 sites by September 2020. The ambitious project will upgrade 2G networks to G3 in rural areas and from 3G to 4G networks in towns. The project, which was launched in August 2017 and includes the building of 524 new base stations, aims to achieve close to 100% population network coverage.


NamPost, the national postal operator, is wholly owned by the Namibian government through Namibia Post and Telecommunications Holdings Ltd (NPTH). Its services include domestic and international postal and courier services, philately and banking services. These services are available at 137 post offices countrywide. Following a public hearing on prescribing licence categories and licensing procedures for postal service licensees, CRAN decided to remove courier services from the framework. It was decided to conduct a regulatory impact assessment to determine whether couriers should be included in the regulatory framework and, if so, to what extent the sector would be regulated.


Telecommunication services and networks, broadcasting services, postal services and the allocation of radio spectrum in Namibia are regulated and supervised by the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN). CRAN’S Three-year Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2021 focuses on five key areas: • Policy and Regulatory Environment • Economic and Social Development • Consumer Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement • Enabling Sector Reform • Organisational Sustainability

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Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN)

Sustaining an accessible future The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) is an independent regulator established under Section 4 of the Communications Act, (No. 8 of 2009). CRAN is mandated to regulate, supervise and promote the provision of telecommunications services and networks, broadcasting, postal services and the use and allocation of radio spectrum in Namibia.

CRAN acknowledges that access to the available spectrum and making communications services more affordable and accessible remains a critical consumer need for Namibian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) consumers as the delivery of new technological advances is an essential requirement for a growing economy. Accessible, high quality and affordable technology for all, therefore is our mantra, which we will be pursued with passion and purpose in building an ICT sector that is fully responsive to delivering the societal benefits associated with improved connectivity. Most importantly, CRAN is committed to safeguarding ICT consumers from unfair business practices and poor quality products and service offerings provided by telecommunications, broadcasting and postal service licensees, and therefore CRAN thus facilitates the process of resolving such complaints in a timely and efficient manner. Since its inception, CRAN has awarded 41 Telecommunications Service Licences and 38 Broadcasting Service Licences that enabled a wide array of services for Namibians throughout the country. CRAN further established a firm regulatory framework for the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) switchover process and formulated a comprehensive frequency channeling plan, which other Southern African Development Community (SADC) regulators are using as a benchmark.


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CRAN reached yet another milestone when it ensured that a 120% mobile penetration rate in Namibia was reached. This was achieved thanks to an established regulatory framework that creates an environment which promotes fair competition. CRAN also facilitated the extension and digitising of ICT infrastructure and the introduction of the 4th generational (LTE) technology in Namibia.

Accessible, high quality and affordable technology for all Additionally, CRAN completed the study on the numbering plan and number portability for Namibia. Once implemented, consumers can move from one network to another with ease whilst retaining their numbers. Everything CRAN does, is aimed at ensuring that all people in Namibia have access to basic communication services at affordable prices, and through CRAN’s licence obligations, operators ought to roll out services in under-serviced areas in Namibia.


CRAN Board of Directors

Mr. Heinrich M. Gaomab II

Ms. Vivienne E. Katjiuongua



Dr. Tulimevava Mufeti

Mr. Thomas Mbome

Mr. Gerhard Coeln

Ms. Dorethy Smit

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for who you are and where you’re going For your home and your business. For every call, upload or download, our network stays at the cutting edge to help you connect to your goals and those that matter most. Get there with MTC.


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MTC MTC SET TO PROVIDE CLOSE TO 250 LOW-COST HOUSES Mobile Telecommunications (MTC) has set its eyes on providing low-cost houses to the homeless and targets to hand over close to 270 houses in the next two years. In 2018, MTC sponsored an amount of N$700 000 to the Shack Dwellers Federation through the ‘Buy A Brick’ project to build 20 houses. To date 15 of the 20 houses have been completed and handed over to proud home owners. A total of ten houses were handed over in Okongo, five in Helao Nafidi and five nearing completion in Mariental for handover in the next few months. In 2019, MTC again made a joint donation in collaboration with Huawei to the tune of N$10 million to the same project. The amount is expected to see over 250 houses built. The 250 houses will be spread amongst nine regions namely Erongo, Otjozondjupa, Ohangwena, Kunene, Oshana, Zambezi, Kavango West, Omusati and Hardap. The following towns have been targeted: Omaruru, Swakopmund, Okahandja, Grootfontein, Okakarara, Kalkfeld, Eenhana, Opuwo, Oshakati, Ondangwa, Katima Mulilo, Bukalo, Rupara, Okahao, Onesi and Aranos. Building of these houses will only start depending on the availability of land as provided by town councils, village councils and municipalities to the Shack Dwellers Federation. It is estimated that there are more than 308 informal settlements in Namibia with a staggering 228 000 shacks accommodating about 995 000 people in urban areas. This means close to 40% of the Namibian population are now living in shacks in urban areas, predominantly in Windhoek.

Given the high number of Namibians without housing, MTC has taken this project very seriously and believes that our partnership with the Shack Dwellers Federation through the ‘Buy A Brick’ project is something that must become successful in order to restore the dignity of so many Namibians. ‘The model used by the Shack Dwellers Federation remains the most viable: to build a decent house for between N$30 000-N$40 000 But the authorities that own the land must bring their part by making land available so that the building of the houses can start with immediate effect. The longer we wait, the worse the housing problem becomes,’ said Ekandjo, MTC’s Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer. The Shack Dwellers Federation is made up of 805 savings groups living in shacks in informal settlements, backyards and rented rooms, who have organised themselves into a group. About 25 000 members, the majority who are women earning less than N$4 000 per month, are affiliated. These members work together to improve the living conditions for their families with the potential to impact more than 100 000 people directly. MTC TO CREATE EMPLOYMENT WHEN IT PAINTS NAMIBIA BLUE Mobile Telecommunications (MTC) is set to create temporal employment opportunities for artisans in all 14 regions in the country when it embarks on its project to paint Namibia blue. The ‘Paint Namibia Blue’ project, scheduled to kick-start this month expects to see unemployed painters sitting at home finally generate some income through this exercise. MTC will identify outlets with the help of its distribution team in rolling out this project.

While aimed at increasing the visibility of the telecommunication giant and ITC enabler, MTC’s Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer Tim Ekandjo highlighted the need for corporates alike to create opportunities, even outside their scope of business, that will benefit the alarming and growing numbers of unemployed youth. ‘With this project, we wish to contribute towards youth empowerment, hence we intend to solely partner with local skilful and capable painters (men and women) with outstanding portfolios to execute the task,’ said Ekandjo, adding that this skill force will extract talent from the benefiting 121 constituencies. ‘This means that we will take skills from a constituency to do work in their constituency in order to ensure that the opportunity is shared equally,’ he said. Lack of employment opportunities is a serious concern in the country, with at least 33.4% of the youth unemployed according to the Namibia Statistic Agency’s latest report (2018). Secondary to creating temporary employment opportunities, the ‘Paint Namibia Blue’ project will also stretch and push the company’s brand prominence to all corners of the country and constantly reflect and resonate with the portfolio of what the company stands for in the society. ‘This project is anticipated to achieve two things. First, to create temporary youth employment opportunities, and second, to increase MTC’s brand and corporate identity across the country. It is thus only fair that we give talents from those constituencies an opportunity to do the work,’ concludes Ekandjo.

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MTN Business


Namibia MTN Business Namibia was established in 2007 trading as a Business-to-Business (B2B) Internet Service Provider (ISP). Since then, it has undergone a metamorphosis to become the vibrant entity it is today. Today, MTN Namibia offers an ever-evolving suite of solutions for both the Enterprise and the Consumer for Connectivity, Voice services, and many more. These solutions have been designed based on the needs of the Namibian market to ensure relevance, performance and affordability. MTN Namibia is proudly Yello and proudly Namibian!



To lead the delivery of a bold, new digital world to our customers.

To make our customers lives a whole lot Brighter.

Products & Services 4GLTE (Home WiFi) Security

MTN Business

Hosting Services

Voice (Y’elloBuzz) VSAT Connectivity (Business)

#EverywhereYouGo #WeHearU #GoodTogether Extension: 084 000 0000 | Email:


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Our services • Tower space leasing • Managed services: rooftops

We are your unified infrastructure service provider for telecommunications, radio or satellite based platforms.

Industries we serve • • • • • • • •

Telecom operators (fixed and mobile) Broadcasters (television and radio) Transport sector (road, rail, air and marine) Internet service providers Security companies Police force and national security Farmers Municipalities

CONTACT DETAILS Tel: +264 61 201 2090 •


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POWERCOM Namibia. The company’s overarching goal is to be at the centre of ICT infrastructure demands within Namibia’s communication industry and to provide a one-stop-shop for towers and related services. OUR MISSION Our mission is to provide a world-class communications infrastructure that enables connectivity to all industries for economic transformation. VALUE CREATION PowerCom’s value proposition lies in the company’s commitment to diversify infrastructure solutions in response to the key and vertical market demands. This will ultimately ensure that it fulfils its goal to become a hub of connectivity within Namibia and maintain its relevance in an ever-changing marketplace.

CEO of PowerCom (Pty) Ltd Alisa Amupolo PowerCom has been a subsidiary of Telecom Namibia Limited since November 2012, following an acquisition of a 100% interest in PowerCom (Pty) Ltd, a mobile telecommunications company, Since October 2013, the principle nature of business changed from a mobile operator to an Information & Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure provider. PowerCom has been restructured to focus on providing ICT infrastructure, servicing the primary communications industry in

The company is conscious of the importance of its agile and innovative business model which prioritises rapid lead times for clients, rolls out its network in an agile environment and demonstrates a proactive approach to service delivery. These features help to situate the company at the very beginning of the value chain in terms of last mile connectivity.

through a range of infrastructure services offered by the company but not limited to the following industries: • Telecom operators (fixed and mobile) • broadcasters (TV & radio) • internet service providers • security (security companies & neighbourhood watches) • police force & national security • transport sector (road, rail, air & marine) • farmers • municipalities SERVICES Services offered by PowerCom include: • tower space leasing • managed services for rooftops • third-party co-location PowerCom is licensed by the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRAN) as a Class Network Facilities Service Licence holder since 27 July 2017, under the Communications Act of 2009.

The company entails an asset portfolio of 301 telecommunications towers across the country and over 20 rooftops under its management. PowerCom’s infrastructure enables service providers and operators to connect their communications services

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designed to revolutionise the look and feel of the traditional Teleshop throughout the country. The facility features interactive zones and areas where customers can explore the latest technology in a dynamic atmosphere to create a relaxed, agile and social environment. With the new concept design, the focus is on greater customer experience and creating a destination ICT store that acts as a showcase for the Telecom Namibia brand, with the objective to draw customers into the brand, over and above making sales.

The Namibia ICT industry evolves at a fast pace and Telecom Namibia is staying abreast with all the latest trends and developments in the industry. In 2018, we crafted a new strategy to aid in reaching our business goals. Our five-year strategy represents our renewed commitment to serve our customers going forward. Our strategy focuses on creating value for all stakeholders including achieving sustainable and growing financial returns for our shareholders. In line with the new strategy Telecom has refined its vision and adopted a new mission and corporate values to reflect the company’s ambition to become a vibrant, robust and flourishing organisation. In line with this strategy, it is important to ensure engagement with stakeholders and keeping them informed of activities, successes and challenges. Telecom Namibia realises that in a digital age of doing business it needs to formulate a customercentric strategy that will require transformation of the current operating model to remain competitive in a market where technologies are converging industries and

changing how customers engage with and consume services on demand. As Telecom Namibia continues with the push to digitally transform the business, the company is looking at embracing and deploying new technologies to help cut costs, deliver and manage new services more efficiently and to cope with huge amounts of data which includes: • focusing on customercentric products and service design • preparing the organisation to move the digital maturity of Telecom Namibia forward, to remove operational silos and to improve collaboration across the entire organisation • transforming our business model which will place much more emphasis on IT infrastructure, software and IT skills than the traditional telco-operational model of the past did. The transformation of the Teleshops, which commenced in 2018, is a sign that Telecom Namibia is committed to stay abreast with the evolving digital times. The Teleshops are

Telecom Namibia will continue to place emphasis on delivering an enhanced customer experience via continuous customer-service quality improvements and innovations, whilst focusing on increased operational efficiency, productivity and sustainability. The Telecom Namibia strategy is to deliver integrated high-speed services to all and includes additional measures to ensure that consumers and businesses can benefit of services being provided off the new fibre back-bone routes. The company will continue to further invest in infrastructure development and strengthen our network to better serve our customers.

TELECOM NAMIBIA LTD Nomvula Kondombolo-Kambinda Head Corporate Communication & PR +264 201 2484

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MANUFACTURING The Bank of Namibia (BoN) revised the projected growth in the manufacturing sector downwards from 0.9% in its February 2020 Economic Outlook to negative growth of 4.9% in its April 2020 Economic Outlook. The BoN said: ‘The expected contraction in 2020 is mainly driven by projected declines in sectors such as beverages, meat processing, basic nonferrous metals, diamond processing and fabricated metals,’ as a result of the impact of COVID-19.

The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) has identified several areas for financing of manufacturing enterprises, including large-scale general manufacturing, value addition for local mineral resources, food and/or agri-processing, and the assembly of imported components. Other areas include small-scale manufacturing (SMEs), small-scale food processing in retail outlets (bakeries, delis), and light industry and industrial engineering to support the sector and metal fabrication. Meat processing, grain mill products and other food products, as well as beverages are key manufacturing sub-sectors. Other important subsectors include the beneficiation of basic non-ferrous metals, diamond processing and the production of chemicals and related products.


he local manufacturing industry is constrained by Namibia’s small domestic market and is vulnerable to negative impacts from the primary industries. Access to markets in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) with a population of 330 million people, however, creates opportunities for the export of locally manufactured products. Namib Mills has increased exports of its pasta range to South Africa from 1 750 tonnes in 2012 to over 8 000 tonnes in 2019. The company plans to do additional marketing and distribution of its pasta products in South Africa and to boost production significantly for higher export volumes. The new salt wash plant of Walvis Bay Salt Refiners (WBSR) was inaugurated in late February 2020. The N$93,6 million plant will enable the company to increase the production of its processed salt to 1 million tonnes a year. WBSR, the largest producer of solar sea salt in sub-Saharan Africa, produces a range of products including table salt and salt for the chemical sector. A dispute around import duties for the components of the N$150 million Peugeot assembly plant at Walvis Bay has resulted in the plant producing just 93 of the projected 1 551 vehicles since it was opened in early December 2018. The plant was expected to assemble 5 000 cars by 2020 to meet the demand for Opel and Peugeot cars in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU).


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The construction industry is projected to grow by 2,2% in 2020 after recording negative growth since 2016 following the government’s introduction of austerity measures aimed at fiscal consolidation. The positive outlook for the industry comes in the wake of the announcement of several large-scale projects. The Ongos Valley housing project, which got underway in August 2019, plans to build 4 500 houses north of Windhoek over the next five years at an estimated cost of N$4,5 billion. A total of 28 000 houses will be built over the next 15 to 20 years at the mixed-use development at a total cost of N$25 billion. The Windhoek Waterfront development, situated on 50 ha of land at the Goreangab Dam, is expected to inject N$2 billion into the industry. It will consist of 2 000 housing units, retail outlets, an on-site clinic and recreational areas.

Access to markets in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) with a population of 330 million people creates opportunities for the export of locally manufactured products.

M A N U FA C T U R I N G Construction is continuing at Osona Village, south of Okahandja. The mixed-use project includes 10 000 houses for lower- and middleincome earners, institutional buildings, and a light industrial area. It will be built at an estimated cost of N$230 million. Other major completed and ongoing projects include the N$500 million expansion of the Wernhil Shopping Centre in Windhoek (which was completed at the end of 2019) and the new head office of Nedbank Namibia which is expected to cost N$550 million and is scheduled for completion in 2020. Phase One of the Mobile Telecommunications (MTC) N$1 billion upgrade of its footprint and network infrastructure was completed at the end of February 2020, while Phase Two is expected to be completed in September 2020. The project, which was launched in August 2017, aims to achieve close to 100% population network coverage. The industry will also benefit from the private-sector validated projects of N$20 billion submitted at the Namibia Economic Growth Summit held in Windhoek on 31 July and 1 August 2019. Projects ranged from investments in the hospitality industry to infrastructural projects such as the development of water projects, electricity generation and renewable energy.


The Construction Industries Federation of Namibia has welcomed the introduction of legislation to establish a National Construction Council which will regulate the industry. The establishment of the council was one of the recommendations made by the high-level panel on the economy and follows persistent lobbying by the federation since 2006. In the absence of such a regulatory body, the local construction industry has been adversely affected for many years as a result of tenders having been awarded to foreign companies and contractors without the necessary experience, qualifications or financial resources. Contractors operating in Namibia would be required to register with the council and categorised in accordance with the criteria determined by the council to ensure that only active contractors are registered. It would also ensure that the capacity of contractors is aligned with the size of projects to eliminate tenderpreneurs. The council will also coordinate technical training of contractors and advise the Minister of Works, Transport and Communication on matters relating to the industry.

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#ItsAboutTheBox ...and so much more!

At Guan’s Packaging, we believe that in order to grow, it is vital to never reach a point of vanity as this will lead to stagnation.

What we believe in...

By continuously advancing our technology and vision, we are able to provide our customers with new and innovative highquality products according to their requirements. In an ever-challenging Namibian economy, we can condently say we are a proud Namibian manufacturer, owned by a Permanent Namibian Resident and providing jobs to Namibian citizens. We carry the Namibian spirit at heart.

This is our most precious resource. We develop and maintain a highly skilled professional workforce, capable of providing organisational leadership and establishing, maintaining and improving world-class business and quality processes.

Having received an astonishing 15 awards in the past six years demonstrates our remarkable leadership abilities. Namibian ministries and associations entrust us with the responsibility to contribute national. The commissioning and instalment of two new machines in the last year has enabled us to double our capacity and shorten the lead times for our customers. Our immense manufacturing efciency contributes to Guan's Packaging being amongst the top corrugated cardboardbox manufacturers in Africa. With a vibrant and diverse team of staff, motivated and eager to learn in every aspect of business, we ensure that Guan's Packaging is synonymous with ethical, prompt and successful manufacturing.



Quality We operate a system that regularly evaluates its process and customer needs. We aim to ensure that the services provided to our customers consistently meet or exceed their expectations.


Technology. By employing the latest technologies, we can exceed international standards and still remain competitively priced.

To set the standard in the manufacturing sector and be respected for preserving our culture and values wherever we do business.

OUR MISSION To have total commitment to customer satisfaction enabling us to adapt and

meet our customer's unique demands.

Guan’s Packaging is ISO 9001:2015 certied and we are committed to continually improve the effectiveness of the Quality Management System. Tested

We are the only corrugated manufacturer in Namibia in possession of a Box Compression Test Machine, which enables us to test the stacking strength of a carton. Stronger Our board strength exceeds the international required strength with up to 47% and still sells at a highly competitive price structure.


Our entire approach to the manufacturing processes are environmentally driven, hence the sourcing of raw materials produced from eco-managed pulp plants.


What makes us different...

We were the rst corrugated manufacturer in Namibia to introduce a product which improves water resistance and dampproong without impairing recyclability. We were the rst corrugated manufacturer which can produce E Flute in Namibia. Effective We provide cost-effective solutions that save Namibians money. With our shorter manufacturing lead times, it enables our customers to be more efcient and more competitive in an ever-growing market.


Be truthful, even if it’s uncomfortable.


Do the right thing, even if it’s not easily.


Remain true, even when circumstances are tough.


Nothing worthwile comes easy.

+264 (0) 64 271 600 29 Ben Amathila Ave. Like us on facebook


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Namib Mills has worked hard over the decades with various partners to support some of the most vulnerable members in our society. We feel a strong sense of responsibility to the communities in which we operate, and we believe in the potential of these communities. Our primary focus is to assist the most vulnerable members of our society and we do this through feeding programs and donating to charities and organisations that align with our goals. Namib Mills focus areas are nutrition, nutrition education, women empowerment and SME development. Windhoek Life Change Centre is a welfare organization that is registered with the Ministry of Health and Social welfare. Namib Mills sponsors this organization with a monthly contribution, to ensure they continue providing help to vulnerable communities. The total amount allocated monthly on average is N$305 244.75 totalling to N$3 662 938.00 per annum. Some of the projects we lend our support to are as follows: •

Namib Mills recently donated 3 pallets totalling 2.9 tons of Top Score maize meal and 3 pallets totalling 1.3 tons of Polana macaroni to the value of N$75 000 to the Government of Namibia to aid its fight against Covid-19.

Eduvision project – this project aims to provide quality education to all, our sponsorship to this school is N$100 000 cash yearly plus food monthly.

S.P.E.S - This charity organization was established for the main purpose of serving the less fortunate children and youth in our country by helping them step out of poverty through encouragement, education and support. Namib Mills is one of SPES’ main sponsors and our contribution of N$250 000 makes it possible for us to be involved in the lives of over 2000 children growing up in extreme poverty.

We see the difference that our efforts make to the communities we can serve. Further Namib Mills will ensure that during the Covid-19 pandemic the quality, production, distribution and supply of food products to the Nation remain our priority. Namib Mills is a proudly Namibian company, we strive to be a better company by nurturing and uplifting the communities around us. Namib Mills will continue to play our part in ‘Feeding the Nation’.

NAMIBMILLS PO Box 20276, Windhoek, Namibia Dortmund Street, Northern Industrial, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 290 1000


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Our milestones 1982 Namib Mills Established 1st Maize Mill Opened • Employment Created: 30 People • Investment: N$1 Million


Maize Mill Upgraded • Investment: N$5 Million

1999 Gordonia Mill in Upington Acquired • Employment Created: 5 People • Investment: N$5 Million

2011 Pasta Plant Expansion • Employment Created: 50 people • Investment: N$70 Million



Namib Poultry Industry Commissioned • Employment Created: 650 people • Investment: N$660 Million


2nd Maize Mill Opened • Employment Created: 20 People • Investment: N$2 Million


Route-to-market Network Established – Distribution, Sales & Merchandising • Employment as at 2020: 700 People • Investment as at 2020: N$150 Million


Wheat Mill Opened • Employment Created: 50 People • Investment: N$3 Million

1996 Otavi Mill Opened • Employment Created: 40 People • Investment: N$15 Million

2000 Walvis Bay Bunker Shed Acquired • Employment Created: 5 people • Investment: N$2 Million


Pasta Plant Commissioned • Employment Created: 15 people • Investment: N$30 Million

2010 Kliparani Bunker Mafikeng, South Africa Established • Employment Created: 10 people • Investment: N$5 Million Rice-packing Plant Opened • Employment Created: 5 people • Investment: N$3 Million


Water Purification Plant / Reverse Osmosis Plant • Employment Created: 10 people • Investment: N$10 Million Pallet Assembly and Repair Plant Established • Employment Created: 10 people • Investment: N$10 Million


Complete Mix Plant Commissioned • Employment Created: 15 people • Investment: N$6 Million Sugar-packing Plant in Otavi Opened • Employment Created: 30 people • Investment: N$6 Million


Top Score Instant Maize Porridge Plant Otavi Commissioned • Employment Created: 20 People • Investment: N$15 Million Increased Capacity with new Wheat Mill • Employment Created: 20 people • Investment: N$100 Million

1992 Namib Mills Silo’s Erected • Employment Created: 5 People • Investment: N$2 Million

1995 Buhler Wheat Mill Commissioned • Employment Created: 20 People • Investment: N$22 Million

2002 Otavi Mahangu Mill Opened • Employment Created: 5 People • Investment: N$1 Million Katima Mill Acquired • Employment Created: 15 people • Investment: N$2 Million


Sugar-packing Facility Windhoek Commissioned • Employment Created: 20 people • Investment: N$7 Million


Bakpro Bread Bakery Commissioned • Employment Created: 100 people • Investment: N$135 Million Namib Poultry Industry Expansion • Investment: N$48 Million

2020 TOTAL INVESTMENT: N$1 500 000 000 TOTAL EMPLOYED: 2500

(investment employment 2000 + functional departments 500 = 2500) JOB CREATION | INDUSTRIALISATION | UPLIFTMENT OF THE NAMIBIAN ECONOMY

Upgrade of Pasta Plant – Increased Capacity • Employment Created: 30 people • Investment: N$200 Million




INDUSTRIAL AREA, OKAHANDJA TEL: +264 62 50 1171 FAX: +264 62 50 2166 CELL: +264 81 127 3008 EMAIL: SALES@NAMPLASTIC.COM





MINING AND ENERGY The mining industry is the country’s largest export earner and accounts for around 50% of Namibia’s exports. The Bank of Namibia (BoN) projected in its April 2020 Economic Outlook that the mining and quarrying sector would contract by 14.5% in 2020, following a contraction of 11.1% in 2019. The sector is, however, projected to record growth of 3.8% in 2021.


Namdeb’s production fell from 2,008 000 carats in 2018 to 1,700 000 carats in 2019. Marine output fell by 10% as a result of the planned maintenance of one of its vessels, while land operations plunged by 29% as a result of the placing of the Elizabeth Bay mine onto care and maintenance in December 2018. The mine was bought by the Lewcor Group for N$120 million in September 2019. Debmarine’s new custom-built diamond recovery vessel is scheduled to commence operations in 2022 and is expected to add 500 000 carats annually to the company’s production – an increase of about 35% on current production. The new vessel, the world’s first-ever custom-built diamond recovery vessel, is being built in Romania at a cost of N$7 billion.

The Langer Heinrich mine in which Paladin Energy has a 75% stake remains under care and maintenance. Production at the loss-making mine ceased in August 2018 due to low uranium prices. Paladin announced in February 2019 that about N$1 billion would be required to restart the mine. Orano Mining’s Trekkopje mine remains under care and maintenance. The BoN forecasts that no production is expected from Orano Mining’s Trekkopje mine and the Langer Heinrich mine during 2020 as the uranium price is expected to remain low for the foreseeable future.


The BoN said in its April 2020 Economic Outlook: ‘The uranium mining sector is anticipated to posit a poor performance during 2020.’ Negative growth of 22.4% is projected for 2020 with the expectation of 4.6% growth in 2021.

According to the BoN April 2020 Economic Outlook, basic non-ferrous metals recorded growth of 12.3% in 2019, but this sector is expected to contract by 9.3% in 2020.The bank anticipates growth in this sector: ‘… to be volatile during the forecast period, largely driven by developments in the zinc subsector. Zinc deposits are depleting, with one of the mines to be placed under care & maintenance.’ The sector is projected to recover in 2021 with growth estimated at 2.2%.

The Chinese state-owned China National Uranium Corporation Limited (CNUC) acquired Rio Tinto’s 69% stake in the Rössing uranium mine at Arandis for N$1.5 billion in July 2019. The Iranian Foreign Investment Company has a 15% stake, the Industrial Development Corporation owns 10%, the Namibian government 3%, and local individual shareholders 3%.

Vendeta Zinc International announced in late March 2020 that the Skorpion zinc mine and smelter at Rosh Pinah would be placed on care and maintenance by the end of April 2020. The decision was taken following pit failures and labour disruptions which resulted in a reduction of ore. The company said studies to make the pit safe to mine the remaining ore would continue.



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Namib Lead and Zinc produced its first lead and zinc concentrate in May 2019. AfriTin is redeveloping the Uis tin mine which ceased production in 1990, and produced its first tin concentrate in August 2019. Both mines are ramping up production and AfriTin plans to produce 60 tonnes of tin by the end of 2020.


Namibia improved its score from 56.66 to 58.22 on the Investment Attractiveness Index of the Fraser Institute’s 2019 survey of mining and exploration companies. The survey presents the results of 76 jurisdictions (countries and mining areas) which includes ten African countries. Namibia is the highest ranked jurisdiction in Africa on policy, ranking 14th (of 76) in 2019, after ranking 36th (of 83) in 2018. According to the report, Namibia’s increase in its Policy Perception Index score reflected decreased concern over the availability of labour/ skills, socio-economic agreements and community-development conditions, regulatory duplication and inconsistencies and the legal system. The controversial disallowance of the non-deductability of mining royalties was put on hold for a year on the recommendation of a high-level panel on the Namibian economy. The panel made the recommendation after Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein proposed in the 2019/2020 budget that all mines, except diamond mines, would no longer be allowed to deduct royalties and export levies.


NamPower, the country’s power utility, has set an ambitious target of generating 70% of the country’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030. This will not only reduce Namibia’s reliance on imported electricity, but will also ensure that the country is able to meet its growing electricity demands. According to its 2019–2023 Corporate Strategy and Business Plan, the utility plans to invest N$3,5 billion in three renewable energy projects. Independent Power Producers (IPPs) will invest more than N$1,6 billion in solar and wind energy projects. Omburu, the country’s first large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plant with a capacity of 4,5 MW, was commissioned in May 2015. The 14 IPPs that have since been licensed to produce 5 MW each will generate up to 70 MW. The generation of renewable energy took a major step forward with the commissioning of the 37 MW Hardap Solar PV plant in June 2019. It was the first renewable energy power plant to be procured through a tendering process. NamPower will build a 20 MW solar PV plant, scheduled to come into operation in 2020, at Omburu,

Biofuel, renewable energy from encroacher bush, has enjoyed considerable attention in the past few years.

near Omaruru, at a cost of N$500 million. To further boost solar energy generation, IPPs will be procured to build 20 MW solar PV parks at Gobabis and at Rehoboth. IPPs are projected to generate 147 MW of solar power by 2023. With average wind speeds of over 40km/h during the summer afternoon the winds of the southern coastal town of Lüderitz have been harnessed to generate electricity. The country’s first wind farm, the 5 MW Ombepo Wind Farm at Lüderitz, was commissioned in September 2017. NamPower will build a 40 MW windfarm, which is expected to become operational in 2022, near Lüderitz, at a cost of N$1,1 billion. There are also plans for a 50 MW wind farm to be developed by an IPP which will increase the total wind power generation to 95 MW. Biofuel, renewable energy from encroacher bush, has enjoyed considerable attention in the past few years. With nearly one-third of Namibia affected by bush encroachment, generation of power from encroacher bush not only provides electricity, but also improves the capacity of agricultural land, creates employment and stimulates economic growth. NamPower’s 40 MW biofuel plant near Tsumeb will cost N$1,9 billion and is scheduled to become operational in 2022. It will require over 200 000 tonnes of biomass a year, or 5 million tonnes over its 25-year lifespan.


In line with NamPower’s 2019 to 2023 Corporate Strategy and Business Plan, the utility and IPPs will generate 693 MW of renewable energy by 2023, i.e. 87% of total generating capacity of 795 MW. IPPs will generate 246 MW from solar and wind, while NamPower will generate 447 MW from hydro, solar, wind and biomass.

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Our employees are our greatest assets and the youth of Namibia are our future workforce. Therefore we continuously strive to support and contribute to the development of our people. This we do by investing significantly in local skills development, with a total of N$100 million spent on the extensive in-house training and development programme, bursary scheme and diamond awards scholarships. These contributions are pivotal to the progression and advancement of our workforce and the Namibian nation.


We strive to be the beacon of mining excellence. Our ambition shapes the way we do business as we are committed to living up to diamonds by making real and lasting contributions to society. This means driving returns on capital for our shareholders, operating sustainably, growing skills and talents of human gems, and working with our stakeholders to transform the natural resources into shared national wealth that ties in with our purpose of Make Life Brilliant. We live by the value of safety first, respect, integrity, teamwork and excellence. We consider all risks to people and the environment before proceeding with any activity. We address risks before beginning any activity, even if this means stopping a task. Zero harm is always our goal. We transform and grow our business through an integrated approach focusing on five strategic pillars: safety, employees, operational and financial performance, stakeholders, and the future. The strategic pillars are the key drivers that enable us to stay focused.


We proactively discover and realise new ideas for both game changing and everyday innovation. Debmarine Namibia is committed to pioneering a new natural diamond world by continuously embarking on innovative ways of recovering diamonds. Our Additional Mining Vessel 3 AMV3 marine diamondrecovery vessel is currently under construction in Romania. The N$7 billion vessel is expected to create more than 161 new jobs and contribute additional 500 000 carats annually to Debmarine Namibia’s production, an increase of approximately 35% on current production.


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• The Debmarine Namibia Board approved the vessel-building project on 10 May 2019. • A vessel-building contract was signed between Damen Shipyard Gorichem and Debmarine Namibia. • Steel cutting commenced in May 2019 in at the Damen Shipyard in Mangalia, Romania. • A financing agreement was signed between Debmarine Namibia (20%) and five banks (four commercial banks: Nedbank, RMB, Standard Bank, Bank Windhoek and ABSA). • Steel fabrication works and manufacturing of components of the mining system, crawler and treatment plant are being constructed in Walvis Bay, Cape Town and Johannesburg. • The keel-laying ceremony, an official construction ritual, which symbolises the official construction of the vessel, was held on 11 March 2020 in Mangalia, Romania. • Building of the vessel is progressing well and tracking slightly ahead of schedule. • The vessel is expected to deliver the first diamond production in Namibia in Q2 2022.

the Gap, which brought together over 500 learners from all regions for under-17 netball and under-15 football games. Debmarine Namibia continues to sponsor Netball Namibia; the sponsorship contributed to the national team ‘Desert Jewels’ winning the M1 Six Nations Cup in Singapore.


We aim to be the leader in environmental stewardship and maintain our reputation as a responsible corporate citizen. As an offshore recovery operation, our immediate community consists of living sea organisms, plants and mammals. We are passionate about our marine environment and endeavour to meet and lead global best practices in this area. Debmarine Namibia is ISO 14001, ISM and OHSAS 18001 certified, in line with our commitment to safety and environmental management.


We invested 13 million towards Social Investment, which focuses on community development initiatives in the areas of women and girl-child development, education, health and welfare, sports and small and mediumsized enterprises (SME) development through the Debmarine-Namdeb Foundation. Among the worthy recipients were University of Namibia and the youth sport initiative Bridging

DEBMARINE NAMIBIA Corporate Communication 10 Dr Frans Indongo Street Namdeb Centre Telephone: +264 61 2978643


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Investments in People, Community, Environment and Production have helped create our path to where we are today. We succeed because we care.

2017 l Awarded Best Company to Work For by Deloitte Namibia, based on employee survey. l Created domestic beneficiation as Sulphuric Acid produced at the Tsumeb Smelter is transported via rail by TransNamib to other mines. l 2012 health study led to an audit by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, to ascertain progress made in terms of health, safety and the environment, yielding a satisfactory outcome.

2018 l Officially announced the transfer of 10% ownership in shares to enable previously disadvantaged Namibians. l Constructed new pollution control dam and commenced with phytoremediation trials.

2019 l Collaborated with vocational training centers, COSDEC and NIMT to support government’s initiative to enhance technical training. l Commissioned the demonstration plant for Arsenic Vitrification.

2020 l Upgraded and constructed COVID-19 facilities at the Tsumeb District Hospital. l Manufactured hand sanitizer for employees and contractors for COVID-19 prevention. l Introduced Microsoft Teams collaboration tools to enable many employees to work from home and maintain operations during COVID-19. l Acquired earthmoving equipment valued at N$ 25.5 million from Barloworld Equipment Namibia. l To date Dundee Precious Metals has invested approximately N$ 5 billion in upgrading the Tsumeb Smelter.

2014-2015 2016 l Officially inaugurated the N$ 2.8 billion state of the art Sulphuric Acid Plant, reducing emissions by 95%.

l Partnered with NHE to build houses for employees to become home owners. l Commissioned HP Oxygen Plant, to increase smelting rates.

2013 l Commissioned new furnace off gas baghouse and pneumatic system to handle furnace flue dust, reduce occupational exposure and environment emission levels.


l Commissioned two new Pierce Smith Converters and decommissioned the three old ones.

l Information Centre was established providing access for community engagement. l Health study commissioned by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.

THEN 2010 Dundee Precious Metals Inc. acquired the Tsumeb Smelter, and an exciting journey of discovery and milestones began for the Tsumeb team.

2011 l Ausmelt furnace was converted from a lead to a copper smelting vessel, changing the smelter’s business model.



he Erongo Regional Electricity Distributor, commonly known as Erongo RED recently launched its new five-year (2019 – 2024) business strategy. The new strategic plan was effectively adopted from 1 July 2019 with key emphasis on:

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Sustainability Enabling growth to our communities Remaining relevant to the current changing electricity industry through innovation and Creating lasting customer experience through continuous human resource development.

Erongo RED’s mission encapsulates the company’s purpose and core justification for existence and it is based on the reason for its creation in the first place: to distribute and supply safe, reliable, sustainable and accessible electricity. With the change in the market model, Erongo RED anticipates playing a bigger role than before in supplying electricity as it seeks to create stable tariffs and maintain financial sustainability. The company intends to provide electricity in a manner that is innovative but safe for both employees and customers. With the launching of the new strategic plan, the company will continue to maintain its status as a leader and reliable distributor of electricity in the country.







The reality of the changing Namibian electricity market permits Erongo RED to keep innovation at the core, and innovation was introduced as one of the core values under the new strategic intent. One of the strategic initiatives under innovation is the development and implementation of feasible strategies (e.g. affordable tariffs and Erongo RED’s readiness for the modified single-buyer model). This will ensure that the company remains relevant while enabling continued growth for the region and the organisation. Erongo RED will also play an active role in stimulating economic activities as well as promote sustainable development by preserving the environment in which the company operates; thus consideration of feasible optimal energy sources is a key strategic intent. A vital aspect of Erongo RED’s core mandate is to contribute towards the government’s efforts to increase the number of people who have access to electricity through rural electrification initiatives (planning 60 peri urban and 120 rural dwellings during the 2019/2020 financial year). The new strategic intent is a reflection that electricity is an enabler for economic growth and ultimately will reshape the socioeconomic structure in the region. The new corporate strategy will further supplement government’s efforts to transform Namibia into a highly effective and ultimately industrialised economy through our human capital strategic intent of committing to continuous employee development. This will endow the strategic intent in maintaining and improving employee engagement and ultimately create a high performancedriven culture to meet the company’s mission.



Enabling growth through innovative electricity distribution and supply to our communities.

Distribute and supply safe, reliable, sustainable and accessible electricity.

Erongo RED Head Office 91 Hage Geingob Street, Walvis Bay Tel: +264 (0) 64 201 9000 | Fax:+264 (0) 64 201 9001 Email:


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Since becoming operational in 2005, Erongo RED has made positive contributions towards national development as an electricity provider; e.g. electrifying close to 1 200 rural houses and further electrifying nearly 1 300 peri-urban houses. During the last five years Erongo RED experienced an average of 4.2% growth. Despite all these positives, the leadership remains focused on the refinement of the business, extending access to electricity, improving customer service and developing sustainable operations.

Integrity | Accountability | Innovation | Customer Focus | Collaboration | Empowerment | Health and Safety




The Chamber of Mines of Namibia was formed in 1969, with the sole mandate to protect and promote the interests of its members. In fulfilling its mandate, the Chamber promotes the sustainable growth of mining and exploration that will result in long-term economic benefits for the Nation at large.


Vision for the Namibian Mining Industry is to be widely respected as a safe, environmentally responsible, globally competitive and meaningful contributor to the long-term prosperity of Namibia.


To be acknowledged as the champion of the exploration and mining industry in Namibia.


To effectively promote, encourage, protect, foster and contribute to the growth of responsible exploration and mining in Namibia to the benefit of the country and all stakeholders.

CORE VALUES • Integrity • Transparency • Accountability • Compliance

In its 51 years of existence, the Chamber has grown to a membership of 106 organisations from the mining sector and represents the interests of all major mining and exploration companies active in the country.


The not for profit organisation is an advocacy body in which it serves as a voice for the industry to government and other institutions. Through its influence and deliberation on policies affecting the sector, the Chamber works towards sustaining and maintaining a regulatory environment which attracts investment and promotes the growth of the Namibian mining industry. Furthermore, the Chamber is a self-regulating body which is governed by a prudent Constitution and Code of Conduct and Ethics that empowers the organisation to expel members who are non-compliant. Within the Chamber structure, various committees have been formed to deliberate on areas of importance such as safety, human resources and environmental issues.

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NAMCOR has interest in more than 97% of the exploration licenses issued in Namibia, with an average 10% carried interest. Hence, a discovery will guarantee a sustainable revenue stream for NAMCOR. NAMCOR has working interest in one license namely PEL 85 (2914A). In



Operating under a stand alone subsidiary in the name of NAMCOR Exploration & Production, the Upstream Exploration Department actively works towards realizing a petroleum discovery in Namibia. It aggressively promotes Namibia as an attractive hydrocarbon destination in line with its strategic objective of harnessing the E&P potential. The department undertakes geological and geophysical analysis both at a regional study level and in Petroleum Exploration Licenses (PELs) under its operatorship. These specialized studies are key in equipping the company and potential investors with regard to the prospectivity of the exploration assets, which are essential for exploration decisions. The studies form a considerable part in adding value to the blocks. The Department further strives to develop capacity to operate its own blocks to efficiently execute the work program for each PEL under its operatorship.


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MINING & ENERGY addition, NAMCOR is the operator of PEL 72 (2714A), PEL 67 (2714B) and PEL 79 (2815 & 2915).


The department is ever working to maintain a reputable world class E & P data base, by diligently conducting data audit and quality control activities using specialized software to ensure data correctness and completeness. NAMCOR has good quality and reputable datasets of which most investors and operators visiting NAMCOR data room have expressed satisfaction with the 2D & 3D seismic data and the corrected well data.


NAMCOR aspires to not only increase its assets portfolio by acquiring more PEL’s in Namibia, but to also expand its footprint in prospective areas outside Namibia. NAMCOR’s stated strategy to acquire commercially viable oil & gas producing assets aims to secure long-term revenue for the company while transferring operatorship competencies and relevant technologies. NAMCOR is currently looking to acquire stakes in oil & gas production assets in politically stable jurisdictions all over the world.


KUDU Gas Field • BW Kudu Limited is the operator with 56% equity in the project • NAMCOR currently has 44% equity in the project


What started off as a pipe dream for the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) has actually resulted in a visibly aggressive strategic business inroad into the retail market space. The desire to grow our fuels business and improve market share as per our five-year strategic plan has seen the company roll out state-of-the-art service stations in well-selected locations countrywide. So far, the NAMCOR brand has been represented in two prominent locations, Hosea Kutako International Airport and Hanover in Ongwediva. Our airport site was commissioned on 22 August 2019 and it enjoys the prominence of being at the gateway into Namibia. It enjoys the privilege of serving both local and international customers. Hanover Service Station was commissioned on 1 November 2019. This site occupies a prominent space in Ongwediva and offers generous parking with very good access points, thus making traffic flow in and out of the site a pleasure for motorists. The Deli Express convenience shop provides our customers with generous shopping space and an array of refreshments and other grocery products. This is just the beginning of bigger and better things to come as NAMCOR continues to deliver a steady pipeline for advanced retail projects countrywide.

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PROTECTING OUR NATURAL WORLD THROUGH COLL ABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW Responsibly, safely and optimally building a lasting legacy. The location of our operations within the Tsau//Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) National Park, adjacent to the international Orange river and Namibian Islands Marine Protected Area, calls for a strong focus and responsible environmental management. Namdeb has for several years supported various research and conservation efforts through the establishment of partnerships with key research and academic institutions.


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NAMDEB DIAMOND CORPORATION (PTY) LTD The Namdeb Rehabilitation Plan is fundamental to our strategic goal of creating a more purposeful business that creates sustainable net positive outcomes for society and the environment. It isn’t just the right thing to do. We recognise that working in partnership allows us to have a more significant impact on our environment and communities beyond the life of our mining operations. By preserving biodiversity, our vision to reduce our carbon footprints and to deliver a positive impact on biodiversity overall can only be enhanced by such collaborative efforts.

With its unique location within the Tsau // Khaeb National Park, Namdeb’ s diamond mining operations, and the potential tourism in the area, the integration of biodiversity stewardship onto the mine’s life cycle and mine closure is a critical strategy. At Namdeb, we are cognizant of our natural world and we are passionate in managing the way our operations interact with the natural world in order to protect and preserve the natural ecosystems. Namdeb’s rehabilitation vision remains to ‘hand over all licenced areas in a condition that supports sustainable land uses agreed with the owner’. As such, Namdeb developed a Rehabilitation Plan that is aligned with the Park’s land use, and it makes provision for rehabilitation of areas for mining-based, nature- based tourism and conservation areas.


Diamond mining commenced as far back as 1936 in Mining Area 1 – Southern Coastal Mines (SCM). Due to diamond security regulations, no waste was allowed to leave the mining area (specifically SCM). As a result, a number of scrap yards was generated inside the mining area. In June 2008, Namdeb formed a joint venture with SA Metal Namibia

in an effort to remove all scrap steel from its mining areas and clean up scrap yards. This was a revenue-generating project and reached a milestone of 137 000 tons of scrap steel removed in September 2019. Twenty-nine scrap yards were rehabilitated with about 300 tons of scrap removed from the operations on a monthly basis. The process of rehabilitating scrap yards accompanies the removal of other waste materials such as batteries, hazardous waste, oil drums, and rubber. The contractor follows Namdeb’s procedure for waste removal and adheres to all applicable legislation pertaining to waste management.

PARTNERING TOWARDS SUCCESS The joint venture initially planned to last only 40 months has continuously delivered a viable business case and at the same time benefited rehabilitation in Mining Area 1.

The project team uses a shear to cut big machines/equipment, a bailer to compact the scrap steel into smaller bales, and torches with gas to cut scrap steel into small pieces. The bales are transported to the Scrap Disposal Yard where they are weighed and inspected by Namdeb security prior to being transported to Cape Town for further recycling.

Namdeb prides itself on an environmental management system that continuously seeks to explore innovative initiatives to rehabilitate the areas in which it operates, to minimise the potential impact of its operations on the environment. Namdeb’s Environmental Management System is aligned with the ISO14001:2015 International Standard.


NAMDEB DIAMOND CORPORATION (PTY) LTD Shangelao Ndadi Brand Manager 10 Dr Frans Indongo Street Namdeb Centre, 10th Floor Telephone: +264 (0) 61 204 3327 / +264 63 239229 Fax: +264 61 204 3367 Email: w w w. n a m i b i a t r a d e d i r e c t o r y. c o m


Namibia Power Corporation

Committed to Ensuring Security of Supply NamPower is Namibia’s national power utility and has, since its establishment on 1 July 1996, consistently satisfied the expectations of its stakeholders through a reliable and sustainable supply of electricity. The utility’s core business is to generate, transmit, and trade electricity, the latter of which takes place within the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), the largest multilateral energy platform on the African market. NamPower is responsible for ensuring security of supply for the Namibian nation by providing bulk electricity supplies to the Regional Electricity Distributors (REDs), Mines, the Namibia Water Corporation (Namwater), Farms and Local Authorities (where REDs are not operational) throughout the country. NamPower launched its new Corporate Strategy and Business Plan (2019-2023) in 2019. Through its commitment in providing for the electricity needs of its customers, the utility strives to be the leading electricity company in the country and the region. The Strategy is aligned to the country’s national policies and the National Integrated Resource Plan (NIRP) for the electricity sector. As part of the current Strategy, NamPower is geared towards ensuring reliable supply of power through the implementation of 220MW generation supply, of which 150MW will be funded from the NamPower balance sheet and


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70MW will be privately funded and developed by Independent Power Producers (IPPs). The technology will consist of; Wind, Solar Photovoltaic (PV), Encroacher Bush Biomass and Firm generation projects. In addition to the planned generation projects, the utility plans to implement the 400kV Aus-Gerus, 400kV Auas Kokerboom and 400kV Obib-Oranjemund transmission projects. NamPower aims to achieve the following strategic objectives by 2023 by implementing its project portfolio and leveraging regional opportunities; • Delivery of least cost electricity supply mix, • Strengthening Namibia’s transmission network, • Supporting government in the development of strategic projects, and • Preparing business units for a change in the local market model. Through continuous engagements with key stakeholders and industry players, NamPower is committed to delivering a sustainable power supply supported by a least-cost tariff path that will facilitate economic growth.

Namibia Power Corporation (PTY) Ltd NamPower Corporate Communication and Marketing Tel: 061-205 4111 Email:

(2019 - 2023)

Vision Mission

Ensuring security of supply

Support the development of the electricity industry and the economy

Strengthen Namibia’s transmission network Prepare business units for a change in the local market model


Driving organisational & operational excellence

lmplement an investment framework to align to market requirements

Drive innovation and new business opportunites

Leverage new sources of funding

Achieve and retain top employer status

Support the acceleration

technological partnerships

Leverage regional market opportunities in SAPP Support government in the development of strategic projects


Strategic pillars & goals

Deliver a least cost electricity supply mix

Unlocking the value of electricity sector collaboration

Develop new products and services

Support the development of a sustainable electricity market

Develop additional capabilities to meet the new market requirements

Build an ethical, engaging and high performance culture

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Corporate Strategy & Business Plan

Generation & Transmission Projects Project name: OTJIKOTO BIOMASS POWER STATION Location of project: 15km from the town of Tsumeb The project entails the development of a 40MW Biomass Power Station utilising encroacher bush as the fuel source. Bush encroachment in Namibia currently affects 26 million hectares of potential agricultural land for livestock and food production. The power station will assist NamPower to strengthen its domestic local generation mix and further stabilise the national power grid with a fully dispatchable energy source, which could provide baseload energy. Total investment in N$ and USD values: Total Project Estimate: NAD 1.9 billion/ USD 135 million (NAD/USD = 14) Implementation period: Project completion date for the power station is planned for January 2023. Project name: OMBURU PV POWER PROJECT Location of project: 12km south-east from the town of Omaruru The project involves the development of a 20MW Solar PV Project close to the town of Omaruru. Given the fact that Namibia is blessed with some of the best solar irradiation in the world, the estimated capacity factor of this project is approximately 36%. Total investment in N$ and USD value: Total Project Estimate: NAD 488 million/ USD 35 million (NAD/USD =14) Implementation period: Project completion for the power plant is planned for October 2020. Project name: LÜDERITZ WIND POWER PLANT Location of project: Approximately 20km south of Lüderitz town in Namibia The project entails a 40MW wind power plant located in one of the best wind resource areas in the world with an estimated capacity factor of 50%.


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Total investment in N$ and USD values: Total Project Estimate: NAD 1.1 billion / USD79 million (NAD/USD= 14) Implementation period: Project completion for the power plant is planned for October 2022. Project name: FIRM (ANIXAS II) POWER STATION Location of project: Walvis Bay The project entails a 50MW power plant utilising either internal combustion reciprocating engine (ICRE) or gas turbine (GT) technology with liquid fuel (LFO/HFO) or LNG/CNG as fuel options. The power station will be owned and operated by NamPower, and the purpose of the power station will be to ensure that dispatchable power is available to cater for emergency power to the Namibian grid during times of shortage and to minimise or avoid load shedding. The dispatchable power plant will also compliment intermittent. Total investment in N$ and USD values: Total Project Estimate: NAD 1.2 billion / USD86 million (NAD/USD = 14) Implementation period: Project completion for the power plant is planned for October 2020. Project name: 50MW WIND IPP PROJECT Location of project: 20km south of Lüderitz town NamPower will procure Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to develop one (1) 50MW wind project through a transparent and open public competitive bidding process. Total investment in N$ and USD values: Total Project Estimate: NAD1.24 billion/ USD88 million (NAD/USD = 14) Implementation period: Target commercial operation date for the power plant is scheduled for June 2022.

MINING & ENERGY Project name: 20 MW SOLAR PV IPP PROJECT Location of project: Khan Substation, approximately 50 km west of Usakos Town, Erongo Region NamPower will procure Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to develop one (1) 20MW Solar Power PV Project. The key benefits of the project are to: • Reduce the overall NamPower tariff to the customer by introducing an affordable “new build” renewable energy to the Namibian grid; • Support the renewable commitments prescribed in the Renewable Energy Policy and National Energy Policy. Total investment in N$ and USD values: Total Project Estimate: NAD400 million/ USD 28 million (NAD/USD = 14) Implementation period: Target commercial operation date for the power plant is scheduled for 2021. Project name: 400KV AUAS-GERUS TRANSMISSION LINE

placed a continued strain on the transmission network. This project with a guaranteed 50 years lifespan entails the construction of a 2nd 400kV line between Auas and Kokerboom substations, including 400kV line feeder bays and line and busbar reactors at the end stations. Investment Opportunity Total Project Cost: NAD1.66 billion (NAD/USD = 14) Implementation period Completion date for the Transmission line is scheduled for 2022. Project name: 400KV OBIB ORANJEMUND TRANSMISSION LINE This project involved the construction of 98km of 400kV transmission line interconnector, which is to be constructed from Obib substation in !Karas region close to Rosh Pinah in Namibia, to the Eskom Oranjemund substation near Alexander Bay in South Africa. This project with a guaranteed 50 years lifespan will improve the reliability of the existing transmission interconnection between Namibia and South Africa, allow for increased power trading with South Africa’s Eskom, and improve utilisation of the NamPower network for trading or wheeling power between Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) member utilities.

This project involves the construction of 288 km of new 400kV transmission line, from Gerus substation in Otjozondjupa region, close to Otjiwarongo town, to Auas substation in Khomas region, close to Windhoek.

Investment opportunity Total Project Cost NAD1.036 billion (NAD/USD = 14)

Investment Opportunity: Total Project Cost: NAD963.47 million (NAD/USD = 14)

Implementation period: Completion date for the transmission line is scheduled for 2022.

Implementation period: Completion date for the transmission line is expected for 2021. Project name: 400KV AUAS KOKERBOOM TRANSMISSION LINE This project is essential to improve the security of electricity supply to the whole Namibian network. The existing 400kV system south of Auas was designed to have a reliability limit of about 600MW; however the increasing demand for electricity in the country has

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NORED ELECTRICITY (PTY) LTD “Promoting development to enhance the well-being, social and economic advancements of our people, through the provision of access to electricity.”

segment in townships, Government institutions, to retail and corporate businesses. In lieu with Namibia’s long-term National Development Plans, both Vision 2030 and Harambee Prosperity Plan, NORED is committed to fulfil the aspirations of the Government to close the access gaps and improve the well-being and quality of life of the Namibian people, their social and economic conditions through the provision of access to electricity.


Mr. Fillemon Nakashole, CEO of NORED


The Northern Regional Electricity Distributor (Pty) Ltd, (NORED), was established in 2001 as the first ever Regional Electricity Distributor (RED). This was in line with the Electricity Supply Industry Reforms (ESIR) following the Energy White Paper of 1998 by the Ministry of Mines and Energy. The Company started with less than 100 employees and has grown to over 280 during the past 17 years. The customers within our areas of operation, range from rural households, mass market


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NORED’s core mandate is the distribution and supplying of electricity, covering over eight (8) regions within the North Eastern and Western regions. Our geographic footprints, stretch through the densely populated and underdeveloped parts of Northern Namibia, such Zambezi, Kavango East, Kavango West, Ohangwena, Oshana, Oshikoto, Omusati and Kunene regions. Our business strategically covers the largest area of operations in comparison to all other REDs in Namibia. Due to the fact that, approximately 85% of our customers are mass market segment, whereas 10% is Government institutions, we are primarily faced with strategic and operational challenges due to geographic spread of our network, across the eight regions.

Our core businesses are network operations, network maintenance, network upgrading and expansion, retail and distribution, and customer service.


NORED is owned by NamPower, Regional Councils, Local Authorities, and NORED Employees’ Trust Fund, within its areas of operation.


NORED recognises that electricity is a catalyst for socio-economic and inclusive development in both rural and peri-urban communities. We are operationally driven and focussed to enhance access to electricity within our areas of operations. NORED’s Board of Directors on an annual basis, allocate a N$10 million budget since 2015, towards Social Investments Programme, for the electrification and connection of the poor of the poorest and also marginalized communities across the regions of operation. Through the Social Investment Programme, NORED has electrified many peri-urban, rural communities, growth points, and thousands of beneficiaries are enjoying the benefits of independence, through access to electricity. A total sum of N$23.2 million has been


spent in the social investment’s electrification projects over the past five years. For two consecutive years, 2018 to 2019, NORED has been honoured to with a PMR Africa Diamond Awards in the category of companies excelling on socio-economic and infrastructure development in Namibia.


NORED has developed strategies and operational objectives, to enhance and improve service delivery on a continuous basis. As a learning organisation, we ensure that our business model focus on investing, maintenance and developed of infrastructure. This is core to our existence in that it contributes to revenue growth, quality and reliability energy supply. Over the past five years, NORED made significant capital investments towards the construction of new substations such as, Omuthiya 2.5 MVA bulk supply, Okapya 5 MVA substation, Outapi 5 MVA Substation, Rundu Intake Station, NamPower Rundu substation, and several others. This is to address critical problems by improving reliability, reducing network constraints and minimising unplanned power interruptions. We have furthermore constructed a new Regional Office in Rundu, which was the first of its kind in the history of the company, and officially inaugurated in 2019. The new state-of-the-art building serves as a Regional Headquarter for the two Kavango regions, namely, Kavango East, Kavango West regions. In order to promote efficiencies’ and decentralization of core functions, Regional Offices are necessary and will form part of our strategic focus, over the next five years. Due to operational demands and our regional positioning strategies, geared towards promoting efficient customer service, we have commenced with the planning and subsequent construction of the Katima Mulilo Regional Office. The Katima Mulilo Regional Office is necessitated by growth in the Zambezi Region, which required us to expand our service delivery, and staffing alignment, in order to meet the operational demand. NORED has moved towards a centralized store management, and will also build a centralized facility in Ondangwa, to serve as the Main Store for all NORED materials and

Commissioning of one of the electrification projects equipment’s. The investment will address the challenges of material availability, which often result in the delay of connections of new customers to the grid and subsequently, result in customer frustration and also delay in revenue generation. The Phase 1 part of the project was already in 2019.

strategies, a new Five Year Strategic Plan was completed, and we have identified four strategic pillars as follows: • Financial Stability • Stakeholder Value • People and Culture • Operational Efficiency

NORED has rolled out preventative and proactive maintenance strategies, through the development of a Network Maintenance Plan. Upon effective implementation, it is expected to improve on quality of supply, and promote operational efficiency, across our area of operation. The planned maintenance activities will included the planned and unplanned maintenance, de-bushing of network lines, replacement of rotten poles, replacement of faulty transformers and street lights maintenance.

The new Strategic Plan: 2020-2025 is aligned to Namibia’s Vision 2030, the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP), and the Fifth National Development Plan, NDP5. NORED launched a new Enterprise Risk Management Policy (ERM) in 2019. We will continue to roll out a new ERM Policy and Governance Framework, based on ISO 31 000.


As a stakeholder for development, NORED is acutely aware that stakeholder relation and consultation is critical in the Utility sector. It was a matter of strategic importance for NORED to enter into Service Delivery Agreements (SDAs) with all eight (8) Regional Councils and sixteen (16) Local Authorities within the eight regions of our operation. During the third quarter of 2020, NORED will continue to strengthen stakeholder management by developing an aligned and tailor-made stakeholder segmentation operational framework. This will go hand in hand with our brand positioning strategies and enhancement of social and economic relevance within our communities.

BRAND POSITIONING, RISK AND GOVERNANCE As part of our new brand positioning


Our Vision: to be the leading distributor and supplier of electricity in a sustainable manner. Our Mission: to distribute and supply quality, affordable electricity through best practices, innovation and technology. Our Foundational Values are: accountability, integrity and respect (AIR).

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Nelson T Sheya

Chief Executive Officer

Leon P Hanekom

Executive Manager Technical Services


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Bennodictus Sheehama

Executive Manager Finance and Corporate Services


Oshakati Premier Electric (Pty) Ltd (OPE) is an industry-leading distribution and supply company operating within the borders of Oshakati, Namibia. The mandate of OPE is to conduct the business of distribution and supply of electricity, electrical engineering services and other activities related thereto, throughout Oshakati. In support, the company tends to operations and ensures maintenance, upgrading and expansion of the electrical system towards a sustainable and dependable power-supply delivery. In addition, OPE installs, maintains and operates the Street Lighting and Traffic Lighting installations in the town to ensure improved safety and security. Currently, OPE has approximately 9 900 active electricity customers in its area of operation with an annual turnover of approximately N$175 million. Due to a progressive town-development drive by the Oshakati Local Authority, OPE is expecting the addition of up to 2 000 residential customers over the medium term of five to eight years. Further interest indicated by potential commercial and industrial customers also ensures a vibrant and exciting future prospect for the town. Due to a changing electricity-supply environment, OPE is committed to implementing alternative generation solutions based on renewable energy and is already in the advanced stages of implementing a 5 MWac Solar PV generation installation. Alternative technologies and diversifying the core business is also receiving attention in the form of research and development to possibly provide internet broadband data services for customers via a smart metering network.


Oshakati Premier Electric operates in accordance with an Electrical Master Plan that was formulated in 2001 and updated in 2013. A Maintenance Master Plan was also concluded in 2013 to guide the electrical maintenance plan for the town of Oshakati to ensure optimal network availability. 1.

During 2003, the existing 10 MVA transformer in the NamPower substation was upgraded to a 14 MVA unit to cater for the load growth identified by the 2001 Master Plan.


Solid growth in return on investments paid to the shareholder reached N$9 million paid to Oshakati Town Council in 2019.


Reduction of power failures is essential and has prompted the implementation of a comprehensive Maintenance Plan.


The 2001 Master Plan was completed.


Self-funding of infrastructure investment as per the OPE 2013 Electrical Master Plan was implemented.


Provision of 24-hour prepaid vending stations since 2003 was made.


Provision of fully funded bursaries to needy students at local universities was made. Four electrical engineering students graduated in the 2018 and 2019 academic years.


Investment was made in human-resource capacities. Training of our core business employees in obtaining wiremen licensing, switching authorisation and various other ISO 45000 Safety System training

interventions were conducted to ensure safety and sustainability of the business. 9.

Investing took place in an 11kV power-factor correction facility to lower electricity purchase costs from NamPower.

10. Connection of customers in previously non-reticulated areas was effected: OPE has managed to distribute power to approximately 3 600 erven over the past 18 years in areas such as Evululuko, Okandjengedi (south and north), Oneshila, Uupindi (south and north), Oshoopala, Onawa and all planned location areas. 11. Installation and maintenance of streetlights took place in Oshakati at no cost to the Oshakati Town Council, translating into about N$2,5 million per year in operational expense to help improve general safety and security. 12. OPE further erected 54 25-meter-high masts in Oshakati in the areas of Uupindi, Evululuko, Okandjengedi, Oneshila, Oshoopala, Onawa and along Mandume Ndemufayo/Okahao Road. 13. Installation of 13 traffic lights at intersections was done to assist in traffic-flow control and improve general traffic safety. 14. OPE installed seven quality-of-supply meters in Oshakati to monitor the quality of electrical supply in town and to ensure that problem areas are addressed proactively. 15. Electricity losses have been lowered during the past 16 years from an initial level of 12% to a current industry leading level of 6%, at which it has been sustained the past six years. 16. OPE has noted the recent increases in electricity tariffs and are in the process of developing a new 5 MWac solar plant to assist in lowering electricity prices and ensure sustainability. 17. Vision 2030 and HPP: OPE’s mission is to provide electricity to all residents of Oshakati and by so doing, complementing and helping our government to realise Vision 2030 and Harambee Prosperity Plan targets.

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The travel and tourism industry is one of the main economic sectors of Namibia’s economy in terms of its contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), as well as to direct and indirect employment. Its growth is, however, measured under the heading of hotels and restaurants which makes it difficult to calculate its overall contribution to the country’s GDP.


he World Travel & Tourism Council projected that the direct contribution of Namibia’s travel and tourism industry to the country’s GDP would increase to 3% in 2018 and reach 3,7% in 2029. The council estimated that 122 000 people (15,7% of the Namibian labour force) were directly or indirectly employed in the industry in 2018, while total (direct and indirect) employment was projected to reach 156 400 jobs in 2029. In its February 2020 Economic Outlook, the Bank of Namibia (BoN) projected negative growth of 0,6% for the Hotel and Restaurant sector in 2019. Growth of 0,5% is projected for 2020 with an expectation of 4,2% growth in 2021. Namibia continues to be a popular destination despite the downturn in the global economy. Tourist arrivals increased from 1 499 442 in 2017 to 1 659 762 in 2018 – an increase of 3,9%. The increase can be attributed to 6,8% more tourists from African countries which compensated for a decrease in the overall number of tourists from overseas destinations. The average duration of stay decreased from 19 nights to 16 nights in 2018. According to the latest Tourism Statistical Report (2018) tourists from Africa accounted for nearly 75% of total tourist arrivals – with Angola, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana among the top ten tourism markets. Just over 20% of African tourists visited Namibia for holidays, while 62% visited friends and relatives. Close to 80% of tourists from Europe visited Namibia for holidays and


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15% to visit friends and relatives. Europe accounted for nearly 20% of overseas tourist arrivals, with Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands accounting for 68% of European arrivals. Other major markets include Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Belgium and the Scandinavian countries.


The BoN expected that hotels and restaurants sector would be the most affected by COVID-19 induced travel restrictions. The sector was projected to contract by 58.0 percent in 2020 and 1.4 percent in 2021. Leisure tourists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland accounted for 30% of overall occupancy, while the Benelux, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal accounted for 12%. Room occupation by domestic travellers stood at 26%, while South African visitors accounted for 8% of the occupation. The leisure tourism market increased by 3% in 2019 but, on the downside, the business and conference sector declined in 2019. HAN chief executive officer Gitta Paetzold said in a media release: ‘While for years, Namibia has been battling with high seasonality in tourism, most of the visitors coming to Namibia from July to October, 2019 for the first time seems to see a slight reverse in this trend – with a remarkable increase of 6% in occupancy during the second quarter (April to June), and 2% increase in the first quarter, both of which compensated for the slight decline in occupancy in the traditional high season (July-October). This may be an indication that Namibia is slowly but surely establishing itself as an “all year round” travel destination!’

Paetzold said while the association appreciates the introduction of visas on arrival as a step in the right direction, Namibia still has a strict visa regime. She pointed out that the cumbersome requirement of unabridged birth certificates for children entering Namibia could divert potential tourists to Namibia to neighbouring countries. She said there should be faster implementation of planned projects such as e-visas to attract more tourists to the country and a relaxing of the country’s stringent visa regime.


Namibia retained its ranking as the 4th most competitive destination is sub-Saharan Africa in the 2019 World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report – after Mauritius, South Africa and Seychelles. Namibia’s global ranking improved from 82nd in 2017 to 81st in 2019, while its score increased marginally from 3,59 to 3,7, but falls far short of the target of 5,0 by 2021/22 in Namibia’s Fifth Development Plan (NDP5). The index, which is compiled every two years, measured the performance of 140 countries in 2019 (136 countries in 2017) against 14 categories or pillars on a score of one (lowest) to seven (highest). Namibia achieved the best rankings for Price Competitiveness (38th) – eight places down from its 2017 ranking of 30th. Other pillars in which the country performed best are: Business Environment (44th), Natural Resources (46th) and Tourist Services (52nd). Namibia is credited as the country with the most improved tourist service infrastructure, improving its score from 4,0 in 2017 to 4,6 in the 2019 index. Namibia received its lowest global ranking for Health and Hygiene (114th) which, however, showed an improvement from the 117th place in the 2017 rankings. There was also an improvement in the Human Resources and Labour Market pillar where Namibia’s ranking improved from 106th in 2017 to 85th in 2017. However, the country’s ranking for Safety and Security slid from the 82nd place to 100th and International Openness from 92nd to 98th. Asked about Namibia’s ranking for Price Competitiveness that dropped eight places during the past two years, HAN chief executive officer Gitta Paetzold said although Namibia is perceived as an expensive country, there is not much room for lower accommodation prices because of the high operational and utility costs for services such as water and electricity. The high cost of labour in Namibia compared to countries like Singapore is another factor that needs to be taken into consideration, Paetzold pointed out.

Namibia continued to receive top rankings as a tourist destination in several tourism magazines. Readers of the British travel magazine, Wanderlust, chose Namibia for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020) as the top travel destination in the world. Namibia was voted into first place for the 2020 Reader Travel Awards by 97,69% of the magazine’s more than 8 500 online readers, followed by Peru (96,33%) and Laos (96,25%). The prestigious National Geographic Traveller magazine ranked Namibia as the number one destination of 20 countries in its Cool List 2020. The country also took the number one spot in ‘overlooked destinations that want your attention’. ‘Few travel destinations can compete with Namibia's raw, pristine beauty and adventures,’ National Geographic says on its website. ‘Add a big anniversary (a reference to the 30th independence anniversary) and eye-catching new lodges to the mix in the undeveloped south of the country, and Namibia is a country that you should see in 2020.’ The online travel website, TravelLemmings, ranked Namibia 13th out of 30 emerging travel destinations for 2020. Only two other African countries made the list – Rwanda at 4th place and Ethiopia which was ranked 30th.


The Ministry of Environment and Tourism projected that tourist arrivals will increase from 3,9% in 2018 to 4,1% (1 621 238 tourists) in 2019, while the target for the number of tourist arrivals in the NDP5 has been projected at 1,8 million by 2021/22. The global travel restrictions and the initial lockdown on domestic travel in Namibia has had a severe impact of the tourism industry which was brought to a complete standstill. As a result, the sector’s recovery is likely to be slow.


The Ministry of Home Affairs introduced visas on arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport for nationals of 27 African and 20 other countries which were previously required to obtain tourist visas in advance of their visit. The ministry said the decision was taken to assist visitors who could not apply for visas in their own country and to improve the visa application system. Namibia has already exempted nationals of 12 African countries and 36 other countries from tourist visa requirements – bringing to 95 the total number of countries exempted from visa requirements or countries and nationals for which tourist visas are issued on arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport.

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Elzanne McCulloch

The ministry plans to extend the issuing of visas on arrival to the border posts at Ariamsvlei, Noordoewer, Oranjemund, Trans-Kalahari, Wenela, Oshikango and the Walvis Bay Airport at a later stage. It is also planning to introduce e-visas.



Are you seeking an unforgettable journey around the country? Escape the stress of daily life and unwind. Enjoy a break in some of Namibia’s unique lodges and experience the charming elements of Namibia. MID-MARKET PROPERTIES Auas Safari Lodge can be found in the extensive savannah in the shadow of the Auas Mountain and is less than an hour away from the Hosea Kutako International Airport. This is the perfect destination as a first encounter with wildlife or for a weekend out of town, making the road trip short and the destination stay longer. The lodge offers full accommodation and a variety of activities including game drives, guided hiking trails and bird watching.

Auas Safari Lodge

Hoada Campsite

Grootberg Lodge

Hobatere Lodge is situated close to the Galton Gate, on the western side of Etosha National Park. The lodge is located in a concession area of 8808 ha offering a wide range of wildlife including lions, elephants and plains game found in the bordering Etosha. This destination is definitely a wildlife photographers dream! You can enjoy a game drive or relax at the main area where you will be able to spot the lions and elephants enjoying the waterhole from your breakfast table. Don’t miss the night drive, for which the lodge is renowned, introducing you to many of the shy nocturnal animals such as bat-eared foxes and honey badgers. Book a Boma Dinner which allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy an African dinner in the bush, under the Namibian sky. Or try the unique experience of the newly added treehouse, offering total isolation to become one with the wildlife drinking from the nearby waterhole. The treehouse is for intrepid adventurers and promises to be unforgettable. Hobatere Lodge lies within the ≠Khoadi-//Hôas // Hoas Conservancy. Its sister lodge, Grootberg Lodge, is also in the ≠Khoadi-//Hôas // Hoas Conservancy. Grootberg Lodge has become a landmark in the Namibian tourism industry as the first lodge in the country that is wholly owned by a conservancy. The determined efforts by both the community and key stakeholders involved in the conservation of the area have resulted in a significant increase in wildlife numbers in the area, including endangered species such as black rhinos, desertadapted lions, and elephants. Join our expert guides on an elephant or rhino tracking activity or visit an authentic homestead of the Damara people and experience the modern life of the #Khoadi-// Hôas //Hoas community.

Hobatere Lodge


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For a more rustic outdoor experience visit the Hoada Campsite, the community-owned lodge 25 kilometers east of Grootberg Lodge. Nestled amongst large boulders, pitch your tent in one of the spacious campsites or book one of our furnished tents. Take a dip in the pool built between the rocks or join a Damara Culture walk.

TOURISM Fish River Lodge - Hiking Packages

Fish River Lodge Little Forest Garden Retreat Guesthouse

4-STAR PROPERTIES Head south and visit one of the natural wonders of Namibia, the Fish River Canyon. Stay at the only establishment located on the edge of the Canyon, Fish River Lodge. The lodge offers adventurous and professionally guided hiking trails down into the heart of the canyon and also guided drives down to the natural rock pools. Escorted cycling trails on the rim of the canyon and the plateau are also on offer. Experience the new campsites, Edge and Eternity, built in a style that reminds you of ancient ruins. They will definitely appeal to hiking enthusiasts who can enjoy a two- or three-night fully inclusive package.

Shipwreck Lodge

In Windhoek the Little Forest Garden Retreat Guesthouse is situated in Eros Park and is an ideal base from which to explore the city. It provides comfortable and luxurious accommodation for the discerning traveller and it allows you to enjoy a relaxed family atmosphere. HIGH-END PROPERTY Shipwreck Lodge, the sole lodge located on the infamous Namibian Skeleton Coast provides a haven for those seeking tranquility and the comfort of indulging in nature. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the dunes of the Namib Desert, guests can experience this iconic luxury setting and explore the raw and untouched nature of the Skeleton Coast National Park. You can look forward to appreciating the harsh beauty of the desert and solitary landscapes with plenty of geological history and desert-adapted animals. For the more adventurous at heart, guided trips lead you to the roaring dunes, clay castles, a seal colony as well as exploring the dunes on a quad bike. Come and discover our lodges firsthand and unfold the mysteries of Namibia. Make your trip memorable with Journeys Namibia. Please enquire about our SADC rates.

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NAMIBIA TOURISM BOARD The Namibia Tourism Board was established through an Act of the Namibian Parliament as a statutory body responsible for establishing the mechanisms for convergent thinking and synergy between both the private and public sectors in implementing the national policy on tourism.

A - ACCOUNTABILITY We believe that our actions have a lasting impact on our Nation. Therefore, we accept the responsibilities that come with the positions that we hold and shall account for all our actions.

NTB MISSION STATEMENT To sustainably market and develop tourism to and within Namibia by adding value to our stakeholders and, yielding enhanced quality of life for our people.

R - RELIABILITY We work as synergistic teams and therefore we shall always work towards the well-being of the NTB and deliver on our performance promises.

NTB VISION “Namibia renowned as the most sought-after tourism destination in Africa.”

E - EXCELLENCE We believe that we are the masters of our destiny and therefore we shall always pursue everything that we do with a spirit of innovation and in perfecting our craft.

CORE VALUES The NTB defined five core values and created the acronym [ICARE] for ease of reflection: I - INTEGRITY We shall always uphold high ethical and moral principles. C - CARING We care about ourselves, our team members, our customers, our natural environment and the well-being of the NTB and our beloved Country.


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THE BOARD WAS ESTABLISHED ON 2 APRIL 2001 WITH THE FOLLOWING MANDATE: • Promote Namibia’s tourism industry internationally and locally. • Ensure that services rendered and facilities provided to tourists comply with the prescribed standards. • Register and grade accommodation establishments and other tourism related businesses. • Promote the training of persons engaged in the tourism industry.

TOURISM • Promote the development of environmentally sustainable tourism by actively supporting the long-term conservation, maintenance and development of the natural resources base of Namibia. • Provide advice and guidance to persons engaged in the tourism industry. CORE VALUES OF THE DESTINATION BRAND NTB research has identified four Namibian brand values that underpin our visitors’ experience of Namibia. These reflect the essence of Namibia and set us apart from our competitors. By evoking the feelings that lie behind these brand values, we can remind previous visitors of our appeal and excite potential new visitors about coming to Namibia. It’s a combination of these values that evoke the unique perception of Namibia. By applying them regularly and consistently, we increase Namibia’s chances of being seen as unique and memorable: • Rugged - Namibia has an elemental, pristine landscape that is unlike anywhere else. • Natural - The landscape and animals are Namibia’s defining natural assets. • Soulful - Namibia touches your soul; you feel humbled and aweinspired by the vast space and tranquillity. • Liberating - You feel free. You can explore the country on your own terms.

Mr. Digu //Naobeb CEO: Namibia Tourism Board

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Maya Angelou once said that people will forget what you said, forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel. What a wonderful notion, that the atmosphere and vibe we exude creates a lasting impact. This is also the case with places. We associate a feeling much more vividly than any exact detail. It is the character of a place, that certain je ne se quoi, that keeps you coming back time and again. And nowhere in the capital is that more evident than in the quiet neighbourhood of Klein Windhoek where, amidst the soft gurgle of a trickling fountain and the hum of voices, a mood of wonder exists. Where three restaurants, tucked into a beautiful courtyard, amalgamate into a wonderfully rich, engaging and enjoyable atmosphere - home to the capital’s most gratifying dining experiences. Now, adjacent to this epicentre, a new nucleus for the luxury traveller. Seemingly just down the road, a self-catering haven for visitors to the country’s enigmatic capital awaits. This is the story of The Windhoek Collection. The Windhoek Collection comprises Windhoek’s most popular eateries: The Stellenbosch Wine Bar & Bistro, The Stellenbosch Tasting Room and The Stellenbosch Market, as well as the selfcatering Hillside Suites and the newest addition to the high-end accommodation market in the capital - The Windhoek Luxury Suites.


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First came The Stellenbosch Wine Bar & Bistro, with its menu of premier quality meat complemented by the finest wines from Stellenbosch. In Namibia, fine quality meat will always be the star of the show at any dining experience. It made perfect sense then that owners Jean Engelbrecht, Andrè Compion, Leeba Fouché and Jan-Sarel Kruger brought together what they know (and produce) best the finest Namibian meat paired with the very best wines from Stellenbosch in South Africa. Since opening its doors in 2010, The Stellenbosch Wine Bar has become synonymous with fine-dining. Its opening was soon followed by sister restaurant The Stellenbosch Tasting Room, where the menu celebrates the lighter side of life, with focus placed on all-time favourites such as pizza and burgers. Enter The Stellenbosch Market, home to a quaint café that serves everything from the best coffee, to freshly baked pastries and light lunches. It is also the site of the best wine market in town. Ideally situated in Nelson Mandela Avenue, close to service stations, shops and a multitude of restaurants, Hillside Suites self-catering apartments have an open-plan design with modern, stylish finishes, giving guests a feeling of space and comfort - perfect for families and short or long stays. The Windhoek Luxury Suites is a stunningly appointed luxury establishment catering to tourists and business travellers alike. A mere 50 m from The Stellenbosch restaurants, with three different room types, a swimming pool, secure parking and the most ideal location, The Windhoek is the perfect destination for your stay in the city.






PRISTINE PROTECTED AREAS With the desired outcome of having a diversified and competitive tourism sector with an increased number of tourists from 1.4 million in 2015 to 1.8 million by the year 2022, Namibia’s National Development Plan 5 (NDP 5) identifies the Tourism Industry as an important industry contributing to the country’s economic growth. Thus, NWR, as the biggest state-owned tourism industry company, has a significant role to play concerning those mentioned above national desired goal. Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) is a legal entity established through an Act of Parliament, the Namibia Wildlife Resorts Company Act (Act 3 of 1998). NWR’s mandate is to provide tourism and hospitality management services in protected areas and national parks of Namibia. With effect from 16 December 2019, NWR has been classified as a commercial State-Owned Enterprise as per the Public Enterprises Governance Act, 2019 (Act No. 1 of 2019). The administration of the day ran Pre-independence, resorts in protected areas through the Department of Nature Conservation. Post-independence, resorts fell under the Ministry of Environment and Tourism under the Directorate of Tourism. Since the creation of NWR as a public enterprise in 1998, the structure of the company has drastically evolved. Notable progress has been recorded on statutory compliance aspects as well as financial consolidation and sustainability. The company now operates 26 facilities (resorts and camps) spread throughout all corners of the country. The focus has shifted from reliance on European tourists to a more global market, following the lead taken by the Namibia Tourism Board in developing new markets and the domestic tourism leg. Previously unknown markets, including Asia and the United States, are being unlocked, and these travellers are coming to Namibia and the NWR facilities. Conferencing has also been emphasised which resulted in Gross Barmen, Hardap and Popa Falls being revamped to cater to modern conferencing needs. NWR offers any person the opportunity and chance to explore and relax at any of our facilities - whether you want to take photographs, catch a fish, explore the country’s cultures, see its wildlife, or sit back and enjoy its landscapes – NWR are at your service. Going forward, the company intends to focus on being responsive to customer needs, continuous improvement in its processes, systems and procedures as well adherence to standard operating procedures in line with the tourism and hospitality norms and standards.

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TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS A well-developed transport infrastructure, essential for regional and continental integration and developments under the Namibia Logistic Hub Project, is expected to boost regional trade. In its April 2020 Economic Outlook the Bank of Namibia (BoN) projected contractions of 12.7% for 2020 and 2.6% for 2021 for the transport and storage sectors. Considerable progress has been made with several transport infrastructure projects towards achieving the overall objective for transport and logistics in Namibia’s Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) which is to ‘…have a safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable transport infrastructure, a world-class logistics hub connecting SADC to international markets by 2022’. to 2022/23 period to upgrade 800 km of roads to bitumen standard, constructing 250 km of roads to gravel standard, rehabilitate 279 km of road and reseal 1 800 km of road. Three major road projects on the Walvis Bay-Trans-Kalahari Corridor will improve transport and logistics to and from the harbour town. Built at a cost of N$1,7 billion, the dual carriage MR44 highway behind the dunes between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund provides an alternative route for trucks carrying cargo to and from the Walvis Bay port. It will not only improve road safety, but will also reduce travelling time between the two coastal towns.


Namibia’s transport infrastructure received a global ranking of 76th in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report for 2019 – earning it the seventh place in Africa. Morocco (42nd), Egypt (44th), South Africa (45th), Senegal (62nd) and Seychelles (69th) took the top five places in Africa. This pillar analyses road, railroad, airport and shipping infrastructure. The country was ranked 21st out of 141 countries in the world and the best in Africa for its road infrastructure in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report for 2019 with a score of 5.3. Rwanda (38th), Morocco (41st), Egypt (42nd), Mauritius (43th) and South Africa (47th) were the only African countries that made it to the top 50 list.


The Roads Authority, which is mandated to manage the country’s national road network, has made considerable progress with the tarring and upgrading of Namibia’s roads during the past few years. The authority plans to spend close to N$19 billion during the 2018/19


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A total of 39 km of the dual carriageway between Windhoek and Okahandja road was completed by the end of December 2019. The remaining 21 km is expected to be completed by 2022. The project is projected to cost a total of N$2,5 billion. Phase 1 of the dual carriageway between the Western Bypass and the Hosea Kutako International Airport was completed towards the end of 2019 at a cost of N$800 million. Phase 2 will stretch from the Auas Road interchange to the Hosea Kutako International Airport. The upgrading of the 72 km stretch of the C34 between Swakopmund and the coastal town of Henties Bay to bitumen standard was completed at a cost of about N$780 million at the end of 2019. Work on the extension of the road to Uis and Kamanjab is continuing.


The container terminal at the Walvis Bay port which was completed in August 2019 will double the port’s handling capacity from 350 000 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) to 750 000 TEUs. The terminal was built on 40 ha of reclaimed land at a cost of N$4 billion.


Work on the North Port, which will increase the port’s size from 105 ha to 1 330 ha, is continuing. The N$600 million project includes a dry-bulk terminal with a capacity of more than 100 million tonnes a year, a liquid-bulk terminal and a world-class ship and rig repair yard. The North Port development also includes a terminal for passenger liners of up to 300 m in length – a facility which is likely to see more cruise liners include Walvis Bay as a port of call.


TransNamib Holdings Ltd, the national railway carrier, has received funding of N$2,5 billion from the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa at the Economic Growth Summit. The loans will be used to upgrade the country’s ageing railway network and to acquire new rolling stock (locomotives and wagons). The parastatal expects to double freight from 1,5 million tonnes to 3 million a year. The upgrading of the Walvis Bay to Tsumeb railway in line with Southern African Development Community (SADC) standards is continuing. The African Development Bank (AfDB) has provided a loan of close to N$1,3 billion for the upgrading of the 210 km section between Walvis Bay and Kranzberg, while the government will provide close to N$2,2 billion. The upgrade will improve the flow and the volume of cargo on the Trans-Cunene rail corridor. The port of Lüderitz received a major boost when rail traffic on the Aus-Lüderitz railway line, which had not been operational since 1998, was revived in August 2019. The port received the first bulk shipment of manganese from the Northern Cape from Ariamsvlei. TransNamib will transport a minimum of 30 000 tonnes of manganese concentrate a month to Lüderitz. Grootfontein station has been designated a transhipment hub for Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Cargo from the Walvis Bay harbour to those countries will be transported by rail to Grootfontein where it will be transferred onto trucks destined for those countries. Cargo from these countries will be offloaded at Grootfontein and transported by rail to various destinations.


Work on the expansion and modernisation of the Hosea Kutako International Airport is scheduled to be completed in September 2020. The expansions will ease the congestion of passengers that was experienced after several airlines introduced flights to Namibia in 2016 and 2017. The N$250 million upgrade will double the airport’s passenger-handling capacity from one million to two million passengers a year. It includes increasing the number of check-in

The port of Lüderitz received a major boost when rail traffic on the Aus-Lüderitz railway line, which had not been operational since 1998, was revived in August 2019.

counters, immigration counters and security screening points. The baggage collection area will be expanded, while a new arrivals hall will be constructed. The first flight from Frankfurt to Hosea Kutako International Airport by Eurowings, a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group of Companies, touched down on 30 October. The airline will service the route three times a week throughout the year. Eurowings also operates flights between Cologne/Bonn-Windhoek and Munich-Windhoek. Namibia’s only private scheduled passenger airline, FlyWestair, took to skies with its first flight from Eros airport to Oranjemund in late June 2019. This was followed by the introduction of scheduled flights from Eros to Ondangwa in July and the airline’s first regional route from Eros to Cape Town via Oranjemund in September 2019. The airline also plans to service routes to Walvis Bay and Johannesburg in 2020. The fate of the country’s cash-strapped national airline, Air Namibia, is still uncertain while the government decides on the airline’s future. Air Namibia received government bailouts to the value of N$8,3 billion between 1999 and 2019. Its shortfall for 2020 was estimated at N$1,6 billion, but the government has refused to make funds available to the airline. Air Namibia ceased its loss-making flights to Accra, Ghana, via Lagos in Nigeria in May 2019, and its Luanda route in February 2020.

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Autohaus Truck & Bus is dedicated to local growth and support, assisting Namibian transporters and companies in sustaining during the current difficult market conditions. To do this, they require strong packages, tailor made for the local industry and structures. Thus, Autohaus has negotiated with all parties involved in their supply chain, from the factory to logistics, and from accessory suppliers to maintenance partners. Not a single aspect was left unexplored in their negotiations. The outcome: a dedicated Namibian Campaign, bringing local buyers a hefty discounted package on their MAN TGS Truck Tractor Range, full-house with accessories and features, whilst now tailored at the lowest maintenance rates ever offered locally! The bottom-line is cut costs all over and assisting the local boys to survive a little longer in the current economy!


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The local support is further extended with upgraded workshop and roadside support. Understanding that time is money, customers are further assisted with reduced downtime and faster roadside response. This is made possible by a whole new approach from the technical team in general. Together with the discounted parts campaigns, the new package is a tough one to match or beat. Lastly, Autohaus launched the fully integrated MAN | Telematics for the Namibian territories. This all-new system caters for detailed reporting on fuel consumption and driver behaviour, and assists as a logistics tool in general.


The MAN TGS range of truck tractors is internationally renowned for excellent reliability and have for the past few years been the leading contender with regards to

effective fuel consumption. This campaign range starts with the TGS 27.440 XHD, with steel suspension and rims, a hardened model for all road terrains. Second is the TGS 26.440 ALU version, with lightweight air suspension and aluminium rims, but still sporting the steel front bumper for better ground clearance at the front, making it another perfect allrounder. Lastly, we have the flagship in the lineup, the mighty TGS 26.480 EfficientLine which is by far the most popular model sold locally, whilst also currently the new leader in the ongoing fuel consumption battle.

AUTOHAUS MAN TRUCK & BUS Gert du Preez - Dealer Principal Tel: +264 61 414 150


INDONGO TOYOTA GROUP Indongo Toyota is a leading Toyota dealership group in Namibia and a subsidiary of the Frans Indongo Group, with five Toyota dealerships countrywide and a Hino truck dealership in Windhoek. We offer a wide range of new Toyota passenger and light commercial vehicles, quality pre-owned vehicles, expert servicing, genuine Toyota parts, and costeffective service and warranty plans to care for your Toyota. We pride ourselves on our excellent reputation for assuring quality customer service at all levels. Our energetic and diverse teams are dedicated to providing you with the best of care at all times – whether you are buying, selling or servicing. Indongo Toyota have not only become leaders in the Toyota market in Namibia, but also a dealership group which is recognised amongst the best in the Toyota organisation in Southern Africa. Our employees strive to service our guests with ‘The Indongo Way’ culture – which are continuous innovation, excellence in everything we do, a passion and energy in all we do, as one team. So come and experience the Indongo Way at Indongo Toyota or Hino Indongo, and let us become your partner for life.


Hino Motors has been in existence since 2016. Hino trucks are known globally for their quality, reliability and durability. Hino Indongo

offers the full range of Hino trucks fit for industry and the private sector – among others, long haulage, construction, tourism and day-to-day delivery. Our Hino truck dealership caters for the heavy- and medium-duty truck demand. The Hino network spans across Namibia, with a fully-fledged dealership in Windhoek and two Hino satellite service centres - located at our Toyota Dealerships in Walvis Bay and Ongwediva.

Your partner for life


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Over the years, the FP du Toit Transport Group has expanded and diversified its services to such an extent, that it is deemed to be one of SADC is most comprehensive supply chain operations. FP du Toit Transport Group, through its FP du Toit Transport, Wesbank Transport, Pro Parcel Distribution and Jet.X Couriers divisions, offers the whole bouquet of logistical services across the shipping, logistics, distribution and warehousing value chain. These four core business units have their own focus markets and transport services offerings, but also work together, using their synergies to the optimum. These units operate in the Trans Kunene, Trans Kalahari and Trans Caprivi corridors, thereby

providing transport and logistics services to various destinations within the SADC region. The Group ensures dedicated monitoring as well as a more localised knowledge and support base, to better serve an everincreasing network of customers, while also aiding areas of risk management across routes, borders, the fleet, and of course the drivers. The Group can leverage and complement transport solutions by drawing on the experience and skill sets of these divisions.

Extended family

From humble beginnings in 1968, as a small Northern Cape family business, the FP du Toit Transport Group has grown into one of the major transport and logistics providers within the SADC region, while maintaining the same Group values which helped it build its customer base in the beginning. The FP du Toit Transport Group ‘’family” (including more than 1,000 employees) are employed at 14 locations across Namibia and South Africa. A fleet of 560 power units forms the operational backbone of the transport services offered. In an increasingly globalised world, time is of the essence and being ‘out of date’ is unacceptable. FP du Toit Transport Group continuously invest in modern technologies and

management tools to handle customer needs timeously and safely. Through barcode scanning, tracking, satellite monitoring and other control mechanisms – your products and packages are handled with the necessary care and urgency.

Growth of the company and its services

An excellent example of this continuous improvement can be seen across our inhouse customs operations. With strong focus on import and export enhancement, efficiencies, and waste reduction. The in-house customs clearing services works closely with national customs officials, which emphasises the strong relationship we have with the other SADC countries, as well as our willingness to adapt to fluctuating trends and requirements. FP du Toit Transport Group is constantly reassessing its methods and researching ways to become more efficient. As part of its quest for continuous improvement, FP du Toit Transport (Pty) Ltd bought the business of Wesbank Transport (Pty) Ltd as a going concern in 2015, together with all its assets, contracts and the Wesbank brand name. The respective businesses are both leaders in their fields of operation. FP du Toit Transport has for many years already been the largest logistics service provider in Namibia, with its focus areas in long haul transportation active in nine SADC countries. FP du Toit Transport also does distribution services for the retail, automotive, industrial and pharmaceutical sectors. Its JET.X Courier division, rendering overnight express services from and to South Africa, as well as a daily domestic footprint through Namibia to larger destinations - servicing even the

smallest communities at least twice a week. Jet.X Couriers’ newest service addition includes international shipments to destination like the USA and Denmark. Wesbank Transport’s main fields of operation are in the mining industry, where they proudly hold transportation contracts with all the operating uranium mines in the Erongo region. It is the largest harbour carrier and container handling and storage facility operator in Walvis Bay. It also owns the largest abnormal loads division in Namibia as well as a crane hire business with up to 220 tonnes capacity. Wesbank Transport also supplies full loads and break-bulk consolidation services to commercial and industrial enterprises situated mainly in the coastal areas. Both companies also have branches in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. By upscaling and broadening, the ability to overcome complexities has also taken on a new dimension; once again leveraging each acquisition’s existing capabilities to form the strongest possible proposition.

Driven to deliver

Similarly, as operations become vaster and more diverse, the focus on recruiting and retaining competent staff has become even more significant. Having competent, committed and able employees, plays a key role in our company’s success. It is our belief that “our people are what makes us” and a low staff turnover reflects this. To achieve this, the primary focus will always revolve around skills development and Health & Safety training. Through many years of experience and on-the-job training, FP du Toit Transport Group has established a training academy which offers various self-developed business and transport courses to employees as well as to other businesses. To complete the quality circle, expert knowledge, skills and experience are supported by a state-of-the-art fleet and other specialised equipment; thus, ensuring that the business remains at the forefront of the SADC supply chain for the next 50 years and beyond. Quality, reliability, service, integrity and relationships, are the passions behind the huge success and exceptional track record of this homegrown logistics giant. Concluding “The team at FP du Toit Transport are always driven to deliver!”

Services • Cross-Border - Overnight Road - Second Day Road • International Air Express

• Domestic Courier - Same Day Road - Overnight Road

More than 90 000 parcels monthly. Delivery to every Namibian town Monday to Saturday

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Priority Door-to-Door Terminal-to-Door Depot-to-Depot

• Refrigerated part-loads • Palletised part-loads • Economy

More than 280 000 parcels delivered across Namibia monthly

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Container Transport Material Handling Chemical Logistics National and SADC Transport

• Warehousing • Cargo handling & Crane Hire • Operator Training • Abnormal Loads

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Line Haul Cross Border Inter-City Line Haul RSA Central Africa Transport Division Refrigerated Transport Driver Training

Tel: +264 61 294 5000 | | | 51 Nickel Street, Prosperita, Windhoek, Namibia

Logistics Support Services (Pty) Ltd


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The geographical coordinates to the new container terminal on reclaimed land at the Port of Walvis Bay. A port on the southwestern part of Africa equipped with infra and super infrastructure that gives clients fast, efficient and safe passage of cargo into and out of Africa. We are NAMPORT; Africa’s express hub to international markets.

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Passionate about Logistics Manica Group Namibia has been at the forefront of creating innovative logistics solutions for companies doing business to and from Africa since 1924.

Our Services

Why choose us?

Complete Logistics supply chain

Well established Namibian company,

Clearing and Forwarding.

Service flexibility save customers


With a strong international network of logistics partners, Manica is able to offer global solutions to local and international customers. The group provides a variety of expert logistics and marine services for any type of industry, cargo and to any destination in the world. Manica is known for it flexibility and agility in harnessing these services, its staff and facilities to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ custom solution that is cost and time effective.

Cross border and project freight

We embrace diversity and innovative thinking, while ensuring the highest level of safety and quality management.

With Manica at the helm of your off- and onshore logistics management and support requirements, you can sit back with the assurance that we will deliver – anything, anytime, anywhere.

more than 90 years of experience.


Intermodal Transport solutions.

Shipping, Imports and Exports.

Stevedoring & Warehousing.

Industrial and Marine Lubrication

products. Airport ground handling services. Project management & compliance services. Complete Oil & Gas logistics support. Ships’ Agency, Bunkering, Launch Services. Crew transfers, airport shuttle, Visa applications, accommodation and travel arrangements.

significant cost and faster turnaround time. Key account management. Highly qualified staff contingent. Ample warehousing and storage space. Continuous optimisation of the supply chain and material flows, cost structures. Proficient resources, equipment and capacity. Access to regional and international forwarding networks. High standards of service level agreements and performance indicators. Progressive quality management and safety systems.


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Kolwezi Lubumbashi










Otjiwarongo Swakopmund Walvis Bay



Gobabis Windhoek






warehousing, storage space (bonded, underroof, general)







Kopfontein Johannesburg

Ariamsvlei Upington Noordoewer

facilities m 150,000


Keetmanshoop Lüderitz

88% men 70% in management




Grootfontein Otavi

12% women 30% in management










To and from South America

Highly qualified employees. 93% from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.




To and from Europe and North America



trucks, trailers, forklifts, reach stackers, launches and other cargo handling, airport ground handling equipment.







To and from the Far & Middle East

logistics services Lüderitz Bay Shipping & Forwarding (Pty) Ltd

accreditation memberships

Manica Group Namibia Head Office P.O Box 4, Walvis Bay, Namibia 2 Third Street, Walvis Bay

+264 64 201 2911 Web: Tel:


years in logistics & marine services. In business since October 1924!


Rosalia Martins-Hausiku Chief Executive Officer


Joelynn Kurz Chief Legal Officer

Lukas Ndjamba Chief Financial Officer

Surihe Gaomas-Guchu Chief Corporate Affairs

Phillip Nghifitikeko Chief Operations Officer

Fanuel Uugwanga Chief Human Capital

Julius Haikali Chief Business Strategy

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Our Vision

Supporting your journey to independence.

Our Mission

Enhance customer experience through tailored services and empower them to return to meaningful life.

Our Values Passion We are compassionate and understanding with fellow team members and most importantly our customers. Excellence We strive for quality and superiority in our work and the manner in which we deliver to our customers.

Teamwork We are committed to the same goal; trusting and supporting each other. Integrity We uphold the highest ethical standards and act with honesty, respect, trust and fairness in our interactions with our customers and stakeholders.

The MVA Fund offers the following benefits: Medical Benefit Individuals involved in a road crash are eligible for an undertaking of up to N$1.5 million, which provides for medical treatment, injury management, rehabilitation and life enhancement. Injury Grant The Fund provides an injury grant to the value of up to N$100,000. This is a cash grant that serves as compensation for individuals injured in a road crash. Funeral Grant The Fund provides a funeral benefit to the value of N$7,000 for individuals who died as a result of a road crash in Namibia.


Tel: +264 61 289 7000

Loss of Income Loss of income may be claimed by a survivor of a road crash and is limited to N$100,000. Certain limitations and exclusions apply. Loss of Support Loss of support may be claimed by a dependant of an individual deceased in a road crash. Loss of support is limited to N$100,000, with certain limitations and exclusions.


081 9682

Toll-free MVA Fund Accident Response Number



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Safety and Security, Integrity, Teamwork, Customer Service Excellence and Innovation


Namibia Airports Company Limited (NAC) was established in terms of the Airports Company’s Act, Act 25 of 1998 with the mandate to develop, manage and operate eight (8) airports in Namibia in accordance with national and international civil aviation regulations and standards. These airports are Hosea Kutako International Airport, Walvis Bay International Airport, Eros Airport, Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo Airport (formerly known as Ondangwa Airport), Rundu Airport, Katima Mulilo Airport, Keetmanshoop Airport and Luderitz Airport.


CEO - Mr. Bisey / Uirab


To be a world class service provider in airports operations and management


Develop, manage and operate safe and secure airports on sound business principles with due considerations to the interest of our stakeholders


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• Construction of a state of the art Fire Station at Walvis Bay International Airport undertaken in 2009 – this provides confidence in safety and security at airports which is a very important factor when considering travelling to a particular country; • Rehabilitation of the main runway and taxiways at Hosea Kutako International Airport completed in 2010 to ensure continued aviation safety at Namibia’s flagship International Airport; • Rehabilitation of the main runway at Walvis Bay International Airport to Code 4F to accommodate wide-bodied aircraft such as the Airbus A380 to promote cargo operation at the airport. Concluded in 2015; • Rescue and Fire Fighting Trucks acquisition in 2015 as part of the measures to enhance aviation safety at the airports; • New state of the art Terminal facility inaugurated at Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo Airport in August 2015; • New fire station constructed and commissioned at Eros Airport in 2016;


In 2019, NAC recorded a significant increment of 44.4% in total passenger traffic over the last 10 years (decade) as compared with total passenger traffic recorded in 2009’ and a further increase of 8.1% in total aircraft movement. This translates to passenger movement of 1 240 736 and aircraft movements of 62 489. To date, NAC has nine airlines that calls/serves at HKIA namely: Air Namibia, South African Airways, SAA Airlink, British Airways, TAAG Angola, KLM, Lufthansa (Eurowings), Qatar Airways and Ethiopian Airways.


NAC has supported various programs such as: • Ten scholarships were awarded in the engineering discipline: civil, electrical and mechanical and also to a student who pursued a Master’s Degree in logistics • Gradual growth in the total number of employees from 295 in 2009 to 360 in 2020. This represents a 59.29 % growth in creating direct employment • Charitable donations in key areas such as Education, Health, Sports and Nation-building endeavors.

• New Terminal facility constructed at Namibia’s second International Airport ,Walvis Bay International Airport inaugurated in August 2016; • Rehabilitation of the main runway at Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo Airport in 2016; • Introduction of four foreign carriers: Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airways, KLM and Eurowings calling at HKIA since 2016 to improve air connectivity, promote travel and tourism and improve service offering;

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• Airport licensing successful/positive annual renewals in line with national and international civil aviation regulations and standards for Hosea Kutako International Airport, Walvis Bay International Airport and Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo Airport. • Ground-breaking of the HKIA Congestion Alleviation Project undertaken on 16 September 2019 to decongest Namibia’s flagship international airport and expected to be completed by late 2020. This event was officiated by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations & Cooperation, Minister Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah. • Renaming of Ondangwa Airport to Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo Airport on 22 August 2019 by His Excellency Vice President Dr. Nangolo Mbumba




co-operation and promotion of tourism.


The growth of road infrastructure and the expansion of the road network have contributed tremendously to the economic growth of Namibia as well as that of the SADC sub-region as a whole. Namibia is currently accessible by all the SADC member states. Land-locked countries namely Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo also have access to the Atlantic Ocean via the Port of Walvis Bay because of easy access through a well maintained road network.

• Respect • Open Communication • Accountability • Dedication • Service Excellence

The RA places a high premium on sound and transparent corporate governance, with the corporate governance structure comprised of the Board of Directors, with two subcommittees that assist the directors in the execution of their mandate namely: • Board Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee, and • Board Human Resources Committee

Mr. Conrad M. Lutombi, CEO of The Roads Authority

The Roads Authority (RA) is a State owned Enterprise that was established in terms of Act of Parliament (Act no.17 of 1999). The RA’s mandate is to manage Namibia’s national road network with a view to achieve a safe and efficient road sector. The management of the proclaimed road network includes planning, designing, construction and maintenance of all national roads. It also comprises of quality control of materials and supervision of work contracted out, the operation of the Road Management System (RMS), prevention of excessive damage to roads as well as other functions assigned by the Minister of Works and Transport which relates to traffic and transport in terms Section 111 of the Road Traffic and Transport Act, 1999 (Act 22 of 1999).


A sustainable road sector which is ahead of national and regional socio-economic needs in pursuit of Namibia Vision 2030.


To manage the national road network to achieve a safe and efficient road sector in support of socio-economic growth.


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Through its procurement policy the RA continues to promote broad-based development of small and medium enterprises (SME) and the training of the Namibian population. The organisation takes pride in being one of the leading organizations in Namibia in the development of SME Contractors. The RA’s Corporate Strategy focusses on key objectives such as the effective management of the road network as a core responsibility, stakeholder relations and effective service delivery, financial sustainability, Governance and strong leadership as well as strategic human capital enablers.


The national road network of Namibia totals 48,899.89 kilometres(km) of which 8,259.4 km are bitumen roads, 25,889.3 km are gravel, 13,359.9km are earth roads, 189.3 km are salt roads and 1201.9 km are proclaimed roads. The road network serves the regional development corridors namely, the Walvis Bay-Oshikango-Namibia Development Corridor, Walvis Bay-Botswana-GautengMaputo Development Corridor (Trans Kalahari Highway) and the Walvis Bay-Ndola – Lubumbashi Development Corridor (Trans Zambezi Highway). These corridors are all identified as potential drivers of trade and economic growth, enhancement of regional


The successes of the RA hinges on the Medium to Long Roads Master Plans and the Road Management System working in tandem in an efficient manner as these remain the most important planning tools that assist in the prioritization of all road projects in the Country. The RA has made great strides in the past years with regard to developing Namibia’s road infrastructure. We are continuously expanding our road network to many areas, especially the rural areas, as indicated in our medium to long road master plan. To date, we have completed major road construction and rehabilitation projects, namely: • Rehabilitation and upgrading to a dual carriageway of Section 3a and 4a of the Windhoek-Okahandja road in the Khomas Region. • Upgrading to bitumen standards of the Rosh Pinah-Oranjemund road in the //Karas Region. • Upgrading to bitumen standards of Section A of the Gobabis-Aranos-Aminius road in the Omaheke and Hardap region. • Upgrading to bitumen of the GobabisGrootfontein road in the Omaheke and Otjozondjupa Regions respectively. • The upgrading to bitumen standard of the Rundu – Elundu road in the Kavango and Ohangwena regions respectively. • The rehabilitation of the Okahandja –


Karibib road which links the Otjozondjupa and Erongo Regions. • The upgrading to bitumen standard of the Tsumeb-Tsintsabis-Katwitiwi road which links the Oshikoto and Kavango Region. • The upgrading to bitumen standard of the Iitanange-Omakange road in the Ohangwena Region. • The Upgrading to the bitumen standards of Omafo-Ongenga-Outapi road which links the Omusati and Ohangwena Regions; • The upgrading to bitumen standards of the Oshakati-Omungwelume-Ongenga which links the Oshana and Ohangwena Regions; * The RA has also implemented the Government rural access roads development programme to enhance rural accessibility and connect rural population to the economic belt of our Country. We are currently busy with the construction of Access Roads to schools and Clinics in the Omusati Region. This project will be extended to Ohangwena and Kavango West Regions respectively.


The RA is currently busy with the following ongoing capital projects: • The upgrading to a dual carriageway of Section 4b of the Windhoek Okahandja road in the Khomas Region: • The upgrading to dual carriageway of phase 2a of the Windhoek – Hosea Kutako Airport road in the Khomas Region; • The upgrading to bitumen standard of the Swakopmund – Henties Bay – Uis, Phase 1 – Section A in the Erongo and Kunene Region; • The upgrading to a dual carriageway of the Walvis Bay – Swakopmund Phase 1 (behind the dunes) in the Erongo Region; • The upgrading to bitumen standard of Section B of the Gobabis-Aminius-Aranos in the Omaheke and Hardap Regions; • The construction of Namalubi-IsizeLuhonono road in the Zambezi Region. In our quest to improve service delivery, we have also completed the following projects which are related to traffic and transport services: • The construction of new fully fledged Vehicle and Driver Testing Centres constructed at Ongwediva, Rundu, Katima Mulilo Vehicle, Luderitz, Opuwo, Outapi

The completed section 3a of the Windhoek - Okahandja road upgrade to dual carriageway standards.

Vehicle, Eenhana and Gobabis • Vehicle and Driver Testing Centres in the following towns were upgraded to required standards: Windhoek, Karasburg, Grootfontein, Outjo, Gobabis and Outjo • New NaTIS Offices were established at Ruacana, Nkurenkuru and Divundu. • 8 Weighbridges were constructed af the following locations Brakwater (Windhoek North), Aris (Windhoek South), Gobabis, Rosh Pinah, Walvis Bay, Oshivelo, Onhuno,

Katima Mulilo • 4 Weighbridges were renovated/upgraded at the following locations Ariamsvlei, Noordoewer, Katima Mulilo, Onhuno The provision of safe and efficient roads is an essential part of Namibia’s social-economic

development strategy and since the establishment of the RA in April 2000, the organisation has continued to play a vital role in the socio-economic development of Namibia. The RA is committed to keep the state of the road network in a safe and good condition as we continue to build new ones.

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CONNECTING SOUTHERN AFRICA TO THE REST OF THE WORLD The Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG), a Public Private Partnership (PPP) and established in 2000, serves as a facilitation centre to promote the Walvis Bay corridors through the ports of Walvis Bay and Lüderitz to and from southern Africa. We continuously identify opportunities, plan, coordinate, market, and advocate for infrastructure development and facilitate trade. Through this unique institutional arrangement as a PPP, the WBCG is a perfect example of how government and the private sector work together to integrate business potential and utilise transport and trade opportunities. This collaboration is incredibly important for economic development within the region and for the growth of the private sector.


Public-sector entities: Ministry of Works and Transport; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) Development; Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration; Namibian Ports Authority; Roads Authority; Roads Fund Administration, TransNamib Holdings and the Municipality of Walvis Bay. Private-sector associations: Walvis Bay Port Users Association; Container Liners Operators Forum; Namibia Logistics Association; Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Namibia Transporters Association.


The Walvis Bay Corridors are an integrated system of well-maintained tarred roads and rail networks providing landlocked Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries with access to the global market. The Walvis Bay Corridors consist of four routes which start at the Namibian ports and branch off into various directions. The Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Corridor (WBNLDC) provides the shortest route between the Namibian west coast port of Walvis Bay and the vital transport hubs of Livingstone, Lusaka and Ndola in Zambia, Lubumbashi (southern Democratic Republic of Congo – DRC), and Zimbabwe. It further connects via Zambia into Malawi and Tanzania. This corridor is perfectly positioned to service the two-way trade between the SADC region and Europe, North and South America and emerging markets in the East. The Trans-Kalahari Corridor links the port of Walvis Bay to Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, the heartland of South Africa’s industrial capital, Gauteng, and Zimbabwe. It is perfectly


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positioned to service the two-way trade between South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Europe, the Americas and the Far East. This corridor allows for 48 hours’ transit to and from Gauteng. The Trans-Cunene Corridor links Walvis Bay’s port to southern Angola via Tsumeb and Ondangwa to Oshikango in Namibia and the Santa Clara border post in Angola. It is perfectly positioned to service the two-way trade between Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Europe, the Americas and the East with the railway line that has been completed up to the Angolan border. The Trans-Oranje Corridor is a tarred road linking the Port of Lüderitz with the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The Corridor is complemented by a railway line from the port of Lüderitz extending southwards to the Northern Cape Province via Upington.


The footprint of the WBCG has extended to four offices beyond the borders of Namibia. These branch offices focus on business development and are strategically situated in Lusaka (Zambia), Johannesburg (South Africa), Lubumbashi (DRC) and a representative office in São Paulo (Brazil).


Namibia has a clear vision to become a regional leader in logistics in southern Africa. Logistics has been identified as one of our economic priorities, an area in which Namibia has a clear competitive advantage. Against this background, Namibia has embarked on a transformation process to establish itself as the ‘Logistics Hub for Southern Africa’. The Namibian Logistics Hub Concept entails an intervention process that strives to put in place sustainable institutional arrangements and mechanisms that would ensure the transformation of the Walvis Bay Corridors into economic corridors for the socioeconomic growth and development of the country. To achieve this objective, the Logistics Hub Project was established under the umbrella of WBCG. The role of the Ministry of Works & Transport and the WBCG (as the PPP entity) will ensure that the future Logistics Hub development process takes place under the auspices of and with the direct involvement of the National Planning Commission.


Regional support to ensure harmonisation of standards allowing for the smooth flow of trade between borders is ensured through the establishment of regional committees and partnerships with regional bodies, such as the Trans-Kalahari Corridor Secretariat which is made up of government and private-sector representatives from Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. The Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Corridor Management Committee, which is a partnership between Namibia, Zambia and DRC, was established to address problems which could impede the smooth movement of goods across the borders along the Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Corridor. The African Corridor Management Alliance (ACMA) is a continental body, established to coordinate the activities of all African Corridor Management Institutions specifically to align programmes geared towards the successful implementation of the African Free Trade Agreement. The ports of Walvis Bay and Lüderitz are strategically located on the west coast of Africa serving as a strategic link to southern Africa’s more than 350 million consumers. With Walvis Bay now firmly established as one of the major gateways into southern Africa, the WBCG continuously seeks to maximise the potential of the corridors to boost the social and economic benefits for Namibia and for the southern African region as a whole.

WALVIS BAY CORRIDOR GROUP WBCG Head Office, Windhoek, Namibia Tel: +264 (0)61 251 669 Email: Website: Johannesburg, South Africa Mobile: +27 65 154 1906 Email: Lusaka, Zambia Mobile: +260 96 214 8148 Email: São Paulo, Brazil Mobile: +55 11 99487 8681 Email: Lubumbashi, DRC Mobile:+243 818 503 241 Email:

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Tel: +264 61 25 0071

UNDP-United Nations Development Programme Private Bag 13329, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 204 6242

NACC - Namibian Competition Commission P O Box 2104 Tel: +264 61 20 62294

NCCI - Namibia Chamber Of Commerce And Industry

UNPF-United Nations Population Fund

P O Box 9355, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 228 809

P O Box 3444, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 204 6336

UNESCO- United Nations EducationaL Scientific and Cultural Organisation P O Box 24519, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 291 7000

Namibia Standards Institution

P O Box 26364 Tel: +264 61 361 26454

NSA - Namibia Statistics Agency

Private Bag 13351, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 3035

P O Box 1706, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 204 6235

REGULATOR / INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION / COUNCIL BIPA - Business And Intellectual Property Authority

TKCS- Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat

UNICEF-United Nations Children’s Fund

P O Box 11974 Tel: +264 61 25 5121


Private Bag 13285 Tel: +264 61 29 58000

UNIC-United Nations Information Centre

P O Box 11043 , Windhoek Tel: + 264 61 204 6359

P O Box 2133, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 431 3200

NTF- Namibia Trade Forum Tel: +264 61 23 5327

NIPAM - Namibia Institute Of Public Administration And Management Private Bag 13218, Windhoek

International dialling code: +264 All telephone and fax numbers without codes are for WINDHOEK, Code 061 w w w. n a m i b i a t r a d e d i r e c t o r y. c o m



Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Spain Honorary Consul:

Tel: +264 61 296 4700

National Commission Of Research, Science & Technology

Private Bag 13253, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 431 7000

PSC - Public Service Commission

P O Box 1117, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 287 9111

Security Enterprises & Security Officers Regulation Board Private Bag 12024 , Windhoek National Police Head Office, Ausspannplatz Tel: +264 61 209 3247

SSC - Social Security Commission

Private Bag 13223, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 280 7251

SACU - Southern African Customs Union

Private Bag 13285, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 295 8000

TN - Team Namibia

P O Box 9543, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 307 246

Trust Fund For Regional Development & Equity Provisions

P O Box 23160, Windhoek C/o Herold Pupkewitz and Shakespear Street, Council of Traditional Authority Head Quarters 2nd Floor, Eros Tel: +264 61 227 880


NAMPA - Namibia Press Agency

Daniel Tjongarero House, C/o Dr. W.Kulz & Kerby Street Tel: +264 61 273 300

P O Box 26815 Tel: +264 61 37 4000

NBC - Namibia Broadcasting Corporation P O Box 321, Windhoek Tel: 061 29 13111

Namibia Film Commission P O Box 41807, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 381 900

Namibia Media Holdings

P O Box 3436 Tel: +264 61 297 2000 11B General Murtala Muhammed Avenue Eros, Windhoek, Namibia

Media Institute Of Southern Africa Regional Secretariat Private Bag 13386, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 232 975


Allgemeine Zeitung

P O Box 3436, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 297 2309


Tel: +264 61 275 4363


P O Box 3436, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 297 2000

The Confidente

P O Box 20783, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 279 600

The Namibian

P O Box 20783, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 297 6000

The Namibian Sun

Hitradio Namibia

P O Box 11025, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 402 525

Katutura Community Radio P O Box 70448, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 263 729

Kosmos 941

P O Box 9639, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 255 985

Namibia Community Radio Network Tel. +264 61 236 069

P O Box 86829, Eros Tel: +264 61 383 413

NBC Afrikaans Radio

The Villager

NBC German Radio

Windhoek Observer

NBC National Radio and Rukavango Radio

Tel. +264 61 402 102/ 3 33b John Ludwig Street

Tel: +264 61 411 800


Tel. +264 61 383 450

Base FM

P O Box 321, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 291 2328

P O Box 321, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 291 2330

P O Box 321, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 291 24440

NBC Oshiwambo Radio and Damara/ Nama Radio P O Box 321, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 291 2456

Namib Times

Caprivi News

P O Box 321, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 291 02421

Channel 7/ Kanaal 7

NBC Tswana Radio and Lazi Radio

Energy 100fm

Omulunga Radio

Film Makers Association

Namibia Economist P O Box 49, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 1925

Tel. +264 66 253 162

P O Box 20500, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 235 815

P O Box 676, Windhoek

International dialling code: +264 All telephone and fax numbers without codes are for WINDHOEK, Code 061


Tel. +264 61 247 262

P O Box 70448, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 263 726

P O Box 26463, Windhoek Tel: +264 81 338 4610

P O Box 40731, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 242 119


Fresh FM

Tel. +264 65 238 990

Walvis Bay Tel. +264 64 205 854 Swakopmund Tel. +264 64 461 866

Editors Forum Of Namibia

New Era

Tel. +264 61 256 378/80

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NBC Otjiherero Radio

P O Box 321, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 291 2181

P O Box 40789, Windhoek

Tel: +264 61 207 4201

Radio Antenna Namibia

Agricultural Business Development Agency

P O Box 11849, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 225182


P O Box 11525, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 259 639

Radio Kudu

P O Box 5369, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 247 262

Radio Live (Community Radio Rehoboth) P O Box 1426, Rehoboth Tel: +264 62 523831

Radio Wave

Tel. +264 61 242 350

UNAM Radio

Private Bag 13301, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 206 3111


NBC Television (Namibia Broadcasting Corporation) P O Box 321, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 291 9111 Tel. +264 61 291 3220-9

One Africa Television

P O Box 21593, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 289 1500


AMTA - Agro Marketing And Trade Agency

P O Box 350, Windhoek Erf 209 Industrial Rd Laferenz Industria Tel: +264 61 202 3300

AGRA- Agricultural and Industry related Products Private Bag 12011, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 290 911

Agricultural Bank Of Namibia (Agribank)

Private Bag 13208, Windhoek 10 Post St Mall

P O Box 41006, Windhoek Government Office Park, Luther Street Tel: +264 61 424 806

Karakul Board Of Namibia Private Bag 13300, Windhoek 8 Bessemer Street, Aaus Valley Tel: +264 61 237 750

Meat Board of Namibia

P O Box 38, Windhoek 30 David Hosea Meroro Road, Southern Industrial Tel: +264 61 275 830

NAB - Namibia Agronomic Board P O Box 5096, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 379 500

NAU- Namibia Agricultural Union Private Bag 13255, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 7838

Namibia National Farmers Union P O Box 3117, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 271 117


COTA - College of the Arts P O Box 2963, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 307 9111

NAGN- National Art Gallery of Namibia

NYC - National Youth Council

NTN - National Theatre Of Namibia

NYS - National Youth Service

P O Box 994, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 1160

P O Box 3794, Windhoek 12 John Meinert Street, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 374 400

P O Box 24822, Windhoek

Swakopmund Arts Association

The Potters’ Association of Namibia P O Box 2585, Swakopmund Tel: +264 64 400 914

CHILDREN / YOUTH Directorate of Youth Development

Private Bag 13391, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 270 6111

Katutura Youth Enterprise Centre P O Box 5167, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 221 140

Life Line/ Childline Namibia P O Box 5477, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 226 889

Michelle McLean Children Trust

NACN - National Arts Council of Namibia

Namibia Planned Parenthood Association

P O Box 149, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 293 3363

P O Box 10936, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 230 250

PO Box 32269, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 415 500

P O Box 23134, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 212 582

Youth Credit Scheme (YCS) P O Box 13391, Windhoek 7th Floor, City Centre Building, Levinson Arcade Tel: +264 225327

P O Box 228, Swakopmund Tel +264 64 403 939

P O Box 97428, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 240 807

P O Box 60956, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 248 218/ +264 81 160 0227

SOS Children’s Village Association of Namibia

VAN - Visual Artists Namibia

Franco Namibia Cultural Centre P O Box 11622, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 387 330


Tel. +264 61 247262


ACEN - Association of Consulting Engineers of Namibia P O Box 25837, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 7672

CIF - Construction Industries Federation of Namibia P O Box 1479, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 0028

NIA - Namibia Institute of Architects P O Box 1478, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 1559

INQS - Institute of Namibia Quantity Surveyors P O Box 9507 Tel: +264 61 22 8970


Henties Bay Waterfront Company Henties Bay Municipality Tel: + 264 64 502 000

International dialling code: +264 All telephone and fax numbers without codes are for WINDHOEK, Code 061 w w w. n a m i b i a t r a d e d i r e c t o r y. c o m


Luderitz Waterfront Company (Proprietary) Limited P O Box 78, Lüderitz Hafen Street, Lüderitz Tel: + 264 63 202 702

Namibia Development Corporation (NDC)

Private Bag 13252, Windhoek No 11 Goethe Str Tel: + 264 61 206 2294

Namibia Development Trust P O Box 8226, Bachbrecht Tel. +264 61 238 002

Namibia Rural Development Project P O Box 24886, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 237 279

ODC - Offshore Development Company

Private Bag 13397, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 283 7360

Zambezi Waterfront (Pty) Limited P O Box 2171, Ngwze Katima Mulilo Ngoma Rd Katima Mulilo Tel: + 264 66 252366


Association For Children With Language, Speech And Hearing Impairments Of Namibia P O Box 24361, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 232 704

NDC - National Disability Council P O Box 26047, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 225 913

Namibia National Association Of The Deaf P O Box 21040, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 244 811


Centre For Global Education P O Box 21324, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 228 773

www.centreforglobaleducation. com

Institute For Management And Leading Training P O Box 22524, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 230 555

NUST - Namibia University Of Science And Technology Private Bag 13388, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 207 2001

NCHE - National Council For Higher Education

P O Box 1596, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 221 140

P O Box 90890, Windhoek 08 Newton Street, Philadelphia House Tel: +264 61 307 012

NAMCOL - Namibia College Of Open Learning

National Examinations And Assessment

Junior Achievement Namibia

Private Bag 15008, Katutura Tel: +264 61 320 5233

Namibia Association For Literacy And Adult Education (Rossing Foundation) P O Box 20746, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 211 721

NIMT - Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology Private Bag 2009, Tsumeb Tel: +264 64 511 800

NANSO - Namibia National Students Organisation P O Box 22013, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 2130 91/2

NSFAF - Namibia Student Financial Assistance Fund P O Box 23053, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 434 600

NTA - Namibia Training Authority

P O Box 70407, Khomasdal NTA Village, 10 Rand Street, P.O. Box 70407, Khomasdal, Windhoek, Namibia Tel: +264 61 2078 550

NQA - Namibia Qualifications Authority Private Bag 13247 Tel: +264 61 384 100

Private Bag 13186, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 29 34437

NIED - National Institute For Educational Development Private Bag 2034, Okahandja Tel: +264 62 50 9000

TUCSIN - The University Centre For Studies in Namibia P O Box 11174, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 4840

University Of Namibia Sam Nujoma Campus P O Box 462, Henties Bay Tel. +264 64 502 609

WVTC - Windhoek Vocational Training Centre Private Bag 13334, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 211 742


African Wilderness Restoration

P O Box 11997, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 230 752

Africat Foundation

P O Box 1889, Otjiwarongo Tel. +264 67 304556

International dialling code: +264 All telephone and fax numbers without codes are for WINDHOEK, Code 061


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Cheetah Conservation Fund P O Box 1755, Otjiwarongo Tel. +264 67 306 225

Coastal Environmental Trust Of Namibia P O Box 786, Walvis Bay Tel. +264 64 205 057

Desert Research Foundation of Namibia P O Box 20232, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 377 500

Directorate of Parks and Wildlife Management P O Box 13306, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 284 2518

Environmental Investments Fund Namibia (EIF) P O Box 28157, Windhoek 2nd Floor, Capital Centre Building, Levinson Arcade Tel: +264 61 284 2956

Game Trust Product Fund P O Box 28157 2nd Floor, Capital Centre, Levinson Arcade

Gobabeb Training and Research Centre P O Box 953, Walvis Bay Tel. +264 64 694 199

Habitat Research and Development Centre

P O Box 63036, Wanaheda Windhoek Tel. +264 61 268 210

Harnas Wildlife Foundation P O Box 9651, Windhoek Tel. +264 62 568 828/38

Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation P O Box 24050, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 228 506

Private Bag 13306, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 284 2335

Namibia Animal Rehabilitation Research and Education Centre P O Box 11232, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 264 409/ 264 256

Namibia Nature Foundation Private 13291, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 254 871

Namibia Environment and Wildlife Society P O Box 3508, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 306 450

NCE - Namibian Chamber of Environment P O Box 40723, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 240 140 Mobile: +264 81 162 5807

Namibia Environmental Education Network

Private Bag 13306, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 284 2701

NADEET - Namib Desert Environmental EducationTrust Windhoek P O Box 31017 Tel. +264 63 693 012


P O Box 8702 Tel. +264 81 367 5310

Namibia Nature Foundation P O Box 245, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 248 345

Namutoni Environmental Education Centre Private Bag 2014, Tsumeb Tel. +264 67 229 200

Nyae Nyae Development Foundation of Namibia P O Box 9026, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 236 327

Poison Working Group of Endangered Wildlife Trust P O Box 11232, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 264 409/ 264 256

Save The Rhino Trust

P O Box 2159, Swakopmund Tel. +264 64 403 829

Wild Dog Project (Namibia Nature Foundation) P O Box 245, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 248 345

Wildlife Society of Namibia P O Box 3508, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 248 345


BAN - Bankers Association Of Namibia P O Box 195, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 299 2016

EAN - Economic Association Of Namibia P O Box 6148, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 244 300

ICAN - Institute Of Chartered Accountants Namibia P O Box 21459, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 02181

Financial Intelligence Centre P O Box 2882, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 283 5283

NAMFISA - Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority

P O Box 21250 154 Independence Avenue Sanlam Centre Windhoek, Namibia Tel: +264 61 290 5000

NIPA - Namibia Institute Of Professional Accountants

Tel: +264 61 38 2700

NIBA - Namibia Insurance Brokers Association P O Box 35138, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 270 4420

P O Box 90756, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 382 700

Multimedia Campaign on Violence (Min of International Development) Private Bag 13347, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 222 246

NAWA - Namibia Women Association

NSE - Namibia Stock Exchange

P O Box 3370, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 262 021

P O Box 2401, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 227 647

PAAB - Public Accountants and Auditors P O Box 11913, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 285 8467

Women’s Action for Development

P O Box 370, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 227 630

Young Women’s Christian Association Of Namibia P O Box 21445, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 263 484


Benguela Current Commission

Private Bag 5031 Tel: +264 64 40 6901


Hanns Seidel Foundation

Fishery Observer Agency P O Box 2903, Walvis Bay 1274 W First Street East Walvis Bay Tel: +264 64 219 500

P O Box 90912, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 237 373/ 4


NEF - Namibia Employers Federation P O Box 21250, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 290 5000

Inland Fisheries And Aquaculture Namibia

Private Bag 13355 Tel: +264 61 205 3021

Namibia Institute for Democracy

Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust P O Box 568, Swakopmund Tel: +264 64 204508

P O Box 11956, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 229 117

National Society for Human Rights

NAMFI - Namibia Maritime & Fisheries Institute

P O Box 90756, Windhoek

P O Box 15, Luderitz Tel: +264 63 202031


NIPA - Namibia Institute Of Professional Accountants

P O Box 3228, Walvis Bay Tel: +264 64 203 114

National Fishing Corporation Of Namibia (under Seaflower Company)

P O Box 2359, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 236 183

Working Group of Indigenous Monitors in Namibia P O Box 80733, Windhoek

International dialling code: +264 All telephone and fax numbers without codes are for WINDHOEK, Code 061 w w w. n a m i b i a t r a d e d i r e c t o r y. c o m



Ministry of Environment and Tourism: Directorate of Environmental Affairs

Tel. +264 61 236 183


Namibia National Reinsurance Corporation (NAMIBRE)

P O Box 716 Windhoek 2nd floor 39 Field & Lazarette Street Ausspanplatz Tel: +264 61 422 800

Namibia Special Risk Insurance Association

P O Box 417 , Windhoek 3rd Floor Namflex Chambers Building, Independence Ave Tel: +264 61 229 207

Risk- Based Solutions

P O Box 1839, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 306 058/ 258 113

ITC & TELECOMMUNICATIONS CRAN- Communications Regulatory Authority Of Namibia P O Box 13309 Tel: +264 61 22 2666

Media Institute Of Southern Africa Regional Secretariat 19 Schinz Street Private Bag 13386, Windhoek Ausspanplatz Tel: +264 61 232 975

MTC - Mobile Telecommunications Namibia

P O Box 23051, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 280 2000

Namibia Post

P O Box 287, Windhoek Independence Ave 175 Tel: + 264 61 201 304

Namibia Post & Telecom Holdings

P O Box 3913, Windhoek 1st Floor, Telecom International And ICT Building, Independence Ave Tel: + 264 61 201 2516


P O Box 297, Windhoek 3rd Floor Telecom Building, Independence Avenue, Windhoek Tel: + 264 61 201 9211


Legal Aid

Private Bag 13370, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 420 200

Legal Assistance Centre P O Box 604, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 223 356

Law Society Of Namibia P O Box 714, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 230 263/088

Office of the Attorney General

Private Bag 13345, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 281 9111

Office of the Government Attorney

Meat Corporation Of Namibia

P O Box 3881, Windhoek Sheffield Str Northern Industrial, Windhoek Tel: + 264 61 321 6400


Catholic AIDS Action P O Box 159, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 276 350

Drug Action Group

P O Box 20490, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 226 706

Epilepsy Namibia

P O Box 11822, Klein Windhoek Cell: +264 81 322 6834

MAN - Medical Association of Namibia P O Box 3369 Tel: +264 61 22 4455

Namibia Network of Aids Services Organisations

Private Bag 13189, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 280 5111

P O Box 23281, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 261 122 www.namibia-network-service. org

Office of the Ombudsman Namibia

Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP)

Private Bag 13211 Tel: +264 61 20 7311

Office of the Prosecutor General

Private Bag 13191, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 374 200

Society of Advocates Namibia

P O Box 1323, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 231 151


Jewellers Association Of Namibia P O Box 832, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 236 100

P O Box 277, Windhoek C/o Hosea Kutako Dr & Rowan St, Windhoek North Tel: + 264 61 295 4000

Namibia Red Cross Society P O Box 346, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 413 7501

Pharmaceutical Society of Namibia P O Box 22669, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 242 405

Pro-Life Namibia

P O Box 1168, Otjiwarongo Tel. +264 67 302 850

International dialling code: +264 All telephone and fax numbers without codes are for WINDHOEK, Code 061


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Social Marketing Association (Society for Family Health) P O Box 22870, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 244 936


P O Box 585, Swakopmund Tel: +264 64 415 720

B2GOLD CORPORATION P O Box 80363, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 295 8700

ECB - Electricity Control Board P O Box 2923, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 374 300

COM - Chamber Of Mines Of Namibia P O Box 2895, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 7925

CREE - Centre For Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

Private Bag 13388, Windhoek 17 Brahm Street, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 207 2154

Diamond Board Of Namibia Ministry of Mines and Energy Building, 3rd floor, 1 Aviation Road Private Bag 13927, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 284 8249

Epangelo Mining Company Private Bag 13369, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 415 700

Namibia Power Corporation P O Box 2864, Windhoek 15 Luther Street Tel: + 264 61 205 4111

Namibia Uranium Association

P O Box 2747, Swakopmund 900

NDTC - Namibia Diamond Trading Company PO Box 23316, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 204 3222

Namibia Meteorological Services

Private Bag 13224, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 287 7001

National Petroleum Corporation Of Namibia (NAMCOR)

Private Bag 13196, Windhoek Petroleum House, 1 Aviation Rd Tel: + 264 1 204 5000

Minerals Development Fund Of Namibia Private Bag 13297, Windhoek 3rd Floor, Room 316, 1 Aviation Road Tel: +264 61 284 8263/ 380

Rossing Foundation

Private Bag 13214, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 211 721

Rossing Uranium

P O Box 22391 Tel:+264 61 280 9111

Skorpion Zinc Mine

Private Bag 2003, Windhoek Tel: +264 63 271 2100 www.vendata-zincinternational. com

Women In Mining Association

P O Box 2895, Windhoek Tel: +264 81 237 8514

PROPERTY & UTILITY Namibia Estate Agents Board P O Box 90091, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 249 885

Namibia Housing Action Group Shack P O Box 21010, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 239 398 www.namibia-shackdwellers.

NHE - National Housing Enterprise P O Box 20192, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 292 7298

Namibia Water Corporation (Namwater) Private Bag 13389, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 710 000


Enviro-Fill Namibia (Pty) Ltd P O Box 86580, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 257 174

Rent A Drum

P O Box 30735, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 223 452


Directorate of Scientific Services P O Box 13306 Tel. +264 61 284 2529

Institute of Public Policy Research P O Box 6566, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 240 514

Labour Resource and Research Institute

P O Box 62423, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 212 044

Namibia Scientific Society P O Box 67, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 225 372

Social Sciences Division Multi- Disciplinary Research Centre Private Bag 13301, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 206 3051


National Sports Commission Namibia Gen Murtala Mohammed Avenue Windhoek P O Box 86573 Tel: +264 61 246 105


AAN - Accommodation Association Of Namibia

P O Box 90270, Windhoek Tel: +264 67 30 1264

Bed & Breakfast Association Of Namibia P O Box 6000, Windhoek Tel: +264 62 58 1650 info@bedandbreakfastnamibia. com www.bedandbreakfastnamibia. com

NCE - Namibian Chamber Of Environment P O Box 40723, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 240 140 Mobile: +264 81 162 5807

NAPHA- Namibia Professional Hunting Association

P O Box 11291, Windhoek Sam Nujoma drive 318, Klein Windhoek Tel: +264 61 234 455

NTB - Namibia Tourism Board Namibia:

Private Bag 13244 Tel: +264 61 290 6000

Cape Town:

CARAN - Car Rental Association Of Namibia

Ground Floor, The Pinnacle , Burg Street, Cape Town, 8001 P O Box 739 Cape Town, 8000 South Africa Tel. +27 21 4223298

EIF - Environmental Investment Fund Namibia

NTB global representatives and agents Frankfurt:

P O Box 80368, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 249 239

P O Box 28157, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 284 2956

Schiller Strasse 42-44 D 60313, Frankfurt am Main Germany Tel. +49 69 1337360

FENATA - Federation Of Namibian Tourism Associations


c/o Hills Balfour Synergy , Colechurch House, 1 London, Bridge Walk London, SE 2SX Tel. +44(0)20 7367 0962

P O Box 86495, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 0521

HAN - Hospitality Association Of Namibia


c/o LS Promotions, 31 Boulevard Suchet, 75016 Tel. (+33 1) 405 08863

P O Box 86078, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 2904


NACOBTA - Namibia Community Based Tourism P O Box 86099, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 1918

c/o Airconsult, Via Adolfo Rova 10600142 Tel. (+39 06) 542 42542


c/o DPS Consulting Co.Ltd, Room 416, ShengBao Building, No. 2

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Cottage Avenue, Swakopmund Tel: +264 64 402 393

Tuanjiehu Beilu, Chaoyang 100026 Tel. (+86 10) 844 66463

Tel: +264 61 27 7700

c/o Oriental Gateway Consultancy, 3/F #2150, Jinxuxiu Road 200127 Tel. (+86 21) 5059 6888

P O Box 25158, Windhoek Erf 8596, Church Street, Windhoek West Tel: +264 61 289 7004



J&A Consultancy FZE Namibia Tourism Board GCC and Middle East, Al-Saud - Building Muhaisnah, 4, Aman Street P O Box 12234 Dubai, U.A.E Direct Line: 971 4 2636573 Cell: 971 50 9553298 / 971 55 5113948

Namibia Wildlife Resorts

Private Bag 13378, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 285 7111

Windhoek Reservations Office Tel. +264 61 285 7200

Swakopmund Reservations Office Tel. +264 64 402 172

Cape Town Reservations Office Tel. +27 21 422 3761

MICE (Meetings Incentive Conferences and Events) & Tour Planning

Tel: +264 61 285 7108/67/69/88

TASA - The Tour And Safari Association P O Box 11534 Tel: +264 61 238 423


P O Box 731, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 299 6027

Motor Industry Of Namibia

MVA - Motor Vehicle Accident Fund

NAC - Namibia Airports Company

P O Box 23061, Windhoek Corporate Office Sanlam Centre 5th Floor, 54 Independence Avenue Tel: + 264 61 295 5000

NLA - Namibia Logistics Association P O Box 90546, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 41 1100


Namibian Ports Authority (NAMPORT)

P O Box 361, Walvis Bay Nr 17 Rikumbi Kandanga Road, Walvis Bay Tel: + 264 64 208 2111

Roads Authority

Private Bag 12030, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 284 7000

RCC - Road Contractor Company

Private Bag 13373, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 297 9000/2

RFA - Road Fund Administration

Private Bag 13372, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 378 950

Trans Namib Holdings

Private Bag 13204, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 298 111

Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat P O Box 23017, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 250 071

Walvis Bay Export Processing Zone Management Company P O Box 3304, Walvis Bay Tel: +264 64 205 095


Centre for Research, Information and Action in Africa P O Box 23778, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 220 117

Centre for Resources and Transformation P O Box 24897, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 229 179


P O Box 50295, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 237 908

Development Aid from People To People P O Box 135, Outapi Tel. +264 65 251 179


P O Box 8016, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 222 447

IPBF - Indigenous Peoples Business Forums P O Box 22402, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 40862

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung P O Box 1145, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 232 156

Lions Club Windhoek

NHC - National Heritage Council

Private Bag 12043, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 244 375

Rural People’s Institute for Social Empowerment P O Box 50155, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 236 029

MUNICIPALITIES/ LOCAL AUTHORITIES ALAN - Association for Local Authorities Namibia P O Box 2721 Tel: +264 61 24 0915

ARC - Association of Regional Councils in Namibia

P O Box 3379 Khomas Regional Council Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 9537/8

NALAO - Namibian Association of Local Authority Officers Tel: +264 61 240 914


Namibia Association of Norway

Maxuilili Fire Station

P O Box 24140, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 220 082

International dialling code: +264 All telephone and fax numbers without codes are for WINDHOEK, Code 061 w w w. n a m i b i a t r a d e d i r e c t o r y. c o m

P O Box 1657, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 263 021

P O Box 691, Windhoek Tel. +264 61 223 786

P O Box 2110, Windhoek


Namibia Nationhood Programme Co-ordinating Committee (Spice and Scale World)

Windhoek Fire Station Tel: +264 61 211 111

Tel: +264 61 212 265

Diaz Street Fire Station Tel: +264 61 250 084 / +264 61 250 446

State Hospital

Tel: +264 61 203 3111

Tel: +264 61 10 111

City Police

Bus services

Tel: +264 61 290 2505 / +264 61 290 2528

Tel: +264 61 290 2239 / +264 61 290 2018 (All hours) Toll Free Number: +264 61 302 302

Business Development Research Analyst - Research & Information Management

Electricity Failures

Business Promotion and Liaison Analyst - Investment Promotion, Business Development and Liaison

Tel: +264 61 290 2452/3/4 (All hours) / +264 61 222 658 (After hours)

Tel: +264 61 290 2024

Sports - Sports Officer:

Cllr. Risto Kapenda Private Bag 7002, Arandis Tel: +264 64 51 2400

Receiver of Revenue Civic Affairs

Tel: +264 61 290 3152

Cllr. Elden Kuhanga P O Box 157, Aranos Tel: +264 63 27 2051

Project Coordinator: Youth Development and Training

Aroab Village Council Chairperson:

Tel: +264 61 292 9111

City of Traffic Management Services Tel: +264 61 290 2722 / +264 61 258 473

Municipal Services Customer service officer Tel: +264 61 290 2690 / +264 61 290 2568


Tel: +264 61 290 2105 / +264 61 290 2224

Soweto Office

Tel: +264 61 290 2766

Okuryangava Office

Tel: +264 61 290 3145/6

Khomasdal Office

Tel: +264 61 290 2536/7/8

Debt Management Division Credit Control Tel: +264 61 290 2069

Animals - Chief Health Services Tel: +264 61 290 2496

Building Control

Tel: +264 61 290 2386

Enquires Katutura

Tel: +264 61 290 2772

Building Plans - Chief Building Inspector Tel: +264 61 290 2386

Manager: Community Development

Tel: +264 61 290 3152

Project Coordinator: Social Welfare Tel: +264 61 290 3510

Project Coordinator: Settlement Development Tel: +264 61 290 3153

Project Coordinator: Public Participation Tel: +264 61 290 2795


Cllr. A Haimen P O Box 23, Grootfontein Tel: +264 67 24 3101 townclerk@grootfonteinmun.

Helao Nafidi Municipality Mayor: Cllr. Eliaser Nghipangelwa Private Bag 503, Helao Nafidi Tel: +264 65 26 0000/1900

Mr. J van Wyk P O Box 51, Aroab Tel: +264 63 28 0513

Henties Bay Municipality Mayor: Cllr. Herman Honep P O Box 61, Henties Bay Tel: +264 64 50 2000

Berseba Village Council Chairperson: Ms. Anna Katrina Haman Private Bag 2043, Berseba Tel: +264 63 25 7033

Kalkrand Village Council Chairperson:

Mr. Jokobus Nuganab P O Box 5, Kalkrand Tel: +264 67 26 4005

Bethanie Village Council Chairperson:

Recreational Facilities Brakwater: Goreagab Dam:

Eehana Municipality Mayor:

Tel: +264 61 271 917

Grootfontein Municipality Mayor:

Aranos Village Mayor:

Ms. Aletha Frederick P O Box 74 Tel: +264 63 28 3006

Tel: +264 61 216 766

Ms. Leesma Swartz P O Box 103, Gochas Tel: +264 63 25 0019

Arandis Municipality Mayor:


Tel: +264 61 209 9111

Gochas Village Council Chairperson:


Water and Sewage Tel: +264 61 290 2402

Tel: +264 61 290 3570 /71

Tel: +264 61 290 2577

Kamanjab Village Council Chairperson:

Tel: +264 61 239 467

Cllr. Amof Nangolo Private Bag 88007, Eenhana Tel: +264 65 29 0600

Western Suburbs Swimming Pool:

Gibeon Village Coucil Chairperson:

Olympia Swimming Pool:

Tel: +264 61 290 2753

U.N Plaza:

Tel: +264 61 290 3169

Sam Nujoma Stadium: Tel: +264 61 291 367

Maintenance of playgrounds and recreational areas: Tel: +264 61 290 3545

Hon. Josephat Frederiks Private Bag 1001, Gibeon Tel: +264 63 25 1014

Gobabis Municipality Mayor: Hon Liberius S. Kalili P O Box 33, Gobabis Tel: +264 62 57 7300


Namibian Police

Mr. Ricardo Mbahee P O Box 81, Kamanjab Tel: +264 67 33 0051

Karasburg Municipality Mayor: Hon. Josephine Basson P O Box 33, Karasburg Tel: +264 63 27 0032

Karibib Municipality Mayor:

Cllr. Titus Nabot P O Box 19, Karibib Tel: +264 64 55 0016

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Katima Mulilo Municipality Mayor:

Cllr. Georgina Mwiya Private Bag 5009, Katima Mulilo Tel: +264 66 26 1500

Keetmanshoop Municipality Mayor:

Okahandja Municipality Mayor: Cllr. Johannes-Kongo Hingou P O Box 15, Okahandja Tel: +264 62 50 5100

Okahao Town Council Mayor:

Cllr Gaudentia Kröhne Private Bag 2125, Keetmanshoop Tel: +264 63 22 1211

Cllr. ID Uuzambala P O Box 699, Okahao Tel: +264 65 25 2204

Khorixas Muncipality Mayor:

Okakarara Municipality Mayor:

Cllr. Ms T Moloto Private Bag 2005, Khorixas

Köes Village Council Chairperson: Mr. Johannes Cupido P O Box 68, Köes Tel: +264 63 25 2747

Leonardville Village Council Chairperson: Mr. Rudolf Shomonguula P O Box 56, Leonardville Tel: +264 62 56 9115

Lüderitz Municipality Mayor:

Cllr. Hilaria Mupalulie P O Box 19, Lüderitz Tel: +264 63 20 2041/7800

Maltahöhe Village Council Chairperson Mr. Cornelius CJ. Richter P O Box 98 Maltahöhe Tel: +264 63 29 3048

Mariental Municipality Mayor: Cllr. WJ Mensah P O Box 110, Mariental Tel: +264 63 24 5600

Cllr. Olga Tjiurute P O Box 2104, Windhoek Tel: +264 67 31 7084

Omaruru Municipality Mayor: Cllr. H Gebhardt P O Box 14 Tel: +264 64 57 0028

Otjiwarango Municipality Mayor:

Cllr. Bennes Haimbodi Private Bag 2209, Otjiwarongo Tel: +264 67 30 2231

Rundu Municipality

Private Bag 2128, Rundu Tel: +264 66 266 400

Swakopmund Municipality Mayor: Cllr. Nehemia Salomon PO Box 53, Swakopmund Tel: +264 410 4111

Usakos Municipality Tel: +264 64 53 0023

Nkurenkuru Municipality Mayor: Cllr. ES Kandjimi P O Box 6004, Nkurenkuru Tel: +264 66 25 8089

International dialling code: +264 All telephone and fax numbers without codes are for WINDHOEK, Code 061


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INDEX 99fm 39


Advisory Services 71 African Leadership Institute 31, 86 Agriculture 42, 49, 50, 64, 206 Agrimark 46 Aircraft 198 Airlines 181 Airports 192 Allan Gray Namibia 92 Anti Corruption Commission 25 Arts 206 Ashburton Investments 94 Asset 92 Associations 203 Attorney-General 21 Auditors 98, 104, 105 Autohaus Truck & Bus 182, 216 Aviation 198


Bakpro 148 Banking 108, 99, 125 Bank of Namibia 95, 216 Bank Windhoek 99, 218 Benchmark Retirement Fund 96 Boxes 144, 145 Broiler Industry 43 Budget 90, 91 Business & Professional Organisations 203 Business 108 Buy a Brick 124


Capital 113 Capricorn Group 99, 100, 101, 218 Chamber of Mines 159 Charcoal 43 Charter flights 198 Chief Electorial Commission 25 City of Windhoek 56, 57, 212 Coat of Arms 7

Commercial Cold Storage 129

Eros Airport 192, 198

Commissions 203

Etosha Fishing 129

Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) 35, 131, 132, 133

Exploration 160

Community Care 73 Community Development 212


Compliance 54

Federation of Namibian Tourism Associations / FENATA 211

Construction 142, 207

Feedmaster 44, 45

Consular Representatives 202

FIM Bill 67

Contacts 200

Finance 90, 91, 102, 109

Covid-19 14

Financial Services 70

Culture 206

Fishing 118, 126, 127, 128, 129, 209


Flights 198 FNB 108

Debmarine 152, 154, 155

FP du Toit Transport Group 184, 185, 219

Development 207

Francois Erasmus & Partners 60, 61

Development Bank of Namibia / DBN 12, 102, 142

Frans Indongo Group 62, 63

Diamond 163

Fur 52

Disabilities 207 Drilling 59 Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka 79 Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb 156, 157, 220


E&Y 104, 105 Economy 90 Ecosystems 1, 32, 27, 105 Editor 1 Editors Forum Namibia 34 Education 73, 84, 85, 207 Electricity 158, 164, 165, 168, 171 Elso 33 Embassies 200 – 202 Emergency 198 Employee Benefits 123

Freight 186, 184, 198


Gender 209 Geophysical Survey 198 Government Institutions Pension Fund / GIPF 110, 111 Government of Namibia 20 Guan’s Packaging 144, 145


Health 73 Healthcare 15 High Commissions 200 – 202 Hino Indongo 183 Hosea Kutako International Airport 192 Hospital 82, 83 Hospitality 178

Energy 71, 160, 164, 210

Hospitality Association of Namibia / HAN 211

Entrepreneurs 28

Human Rights 209

Environment 154, 208 Environmental impact 71 EOS Capital 32, 106, 107


ICT 209

Erongo Marine 128, 129

IJG Securities 16

Erongo Red 158

Indongo Toyota 183

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Inflation 91

Medical 210

Namibia Central Intelleigence Services 21

Information & Communication Technology / ICT 130, 131

Medical Care 82, 83

Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry 12

Infrastructure 9

Mining 59, 210

Innovation 154 Investment 8, 92, 94, 113, 114, 116. 119, 120, 121, 153 iWits 39, 41

Metal 152 Mining and Energy 152, 153 Minister Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication & Social Welfare 20 Minister of Industrialisation & Trade 3


Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Land Reform 22

Jet X Couriers 184

Ministry of Defence & Veteran Affairs 21

Journeys Namibia 174, 175, 216

Ministry of Education, Arts & Culture 23 Ministry of Finance 22


Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources 24

Kaap Agri Namibia 46

Ministry of Health and Social Services 22

Kalahari Holdings 64, 65

Ministry of Higher Education, Technology & Innovation 23

Konigstein Capital 112, 113

Namibia Employers Federation / NEF 54, 77 Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust 127 Namibia Manufacturers Association / NMA 10, 19 Namibian Chamber of Environment 211 Namibian Missions 201 Namibian Standards Institution / NSI 68, 69 Namibia Professional Hunting Association / NAPHA 211 Namibia Qualifications Authority 85 Namibia Tourism Board / NTB 176, 177 Namibia Training Authority / NTA 85, 88, 89, 217 Namibia University of Science & Technology / NUST 29

Kudu Gas Field 161

Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety & Security 21


Ministry of Industrialisation & Trade 22

Law 60, 61, 79

Ministry of International Relations & Cooperation 25

Namib Poultry 47

Ministry of Justice 24

Nampost 70

Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations & Employment Creation 24

Nampower 164, 165

Ministry of Mines & Energy 23

National Construction Council 143

Langer Heinrich Mine 152 Legal 209 Legal Practitioners, Notaries & Conveyancers 60, 61, 79 Letshego Bank 114, 115 Lewcor 59

Ministry of Information & Communication Technology 25

Ministry of Public Enterprises 24

Liberty 123 Livestock 24 Local Authorities 213

Ministry of Sport, Youth & National Service 24 Ministry of Urban & Rural Development 22

Logistics 180, 184, 185, 186, 196, 211

Ministry of Works & Transport 23

Logistics Support Services 186

Minsitry of Environment, Tourism & Forestry 23

Luderitz 153


MTC 130, 134, 135

MAN 182 Manica Namibia 188 Manufacturing 10, 142, 143, 210 Marine 187, 188 Meat 50 Meatboard 216 Meat Board of Namibia 48, 49 Meatco 50

MTN 130, 136 Multi Choice 137 Municipality 56, 57, 212


Nam-Mic Holdings 116 Namcor 160, 218 Namdeb Diamond Corporation 152, 162, 163

Media 34 Media Freedom 34


Motor Vehicle Accident Fund of Namibia / MVA Fund 190, 191

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Namfisa 66 Namibia Airports Company / NAC 192

Namibia Wildlife Resorts / NWR 179 Namib Lead & Zinc 153 Namib Mills 142, 146, 147, 218 Namport 187

National Assembly 25 National Council 25 National flag 7 National Planning Commission 25 Natural resources 9 Nedbank 58 Nedbank CIB 118, 119, 219 Neo Paints 149 Newspapers 35, 205 Nored Electricity (Pty) LTD 168


Oceana Group 128 Office of the Auditor General 25 Office of the Former President 25 Office of the Founding President 25 Office of the Judiciary 25 Office of the President 20 Office of the Prime Minister 21

Old Mutual 120, 121

Railways 181

Trade facilitation 80, 81

Omake Moments 216 - 219

Rating 91

Training 198

Omburu 153

RDJ Consulting 71

Trans-Kalahari Corridor 196

One Africa TV 39

Recycle 151

Trans Namib 211

Orano Mining 152

Regional & International Organisations 203

Transport 65, 180, 182, 183, 184, 185, 211

Oshakati Premier Electric / OPE 170, 171

Regulation 66

TribeFire Studios 38


Renewable energy 11, 153 Repro rate 91

Packaging 144, 145

Research 210

PayPulse 125

Restaurant 178

Pay Today 58

Retirement 96, 123

Pelt 53

Retirement Fund for Local Authorities and Utility Services in Namibia / RFLAUN 76

Pension Fund 110 Photographer 37 Plant hire 59 Plastic Packaging 151, 217 Population 11 Pork 42 Port of Walvis Bay 187 Post Office 70 Poultry 47 Powercom 138, 139 Presidency Office 20 Press Secretary 25 Private Equity 113 Property 210 Prudential Namibia 117 Public Accountant and Auditors Board / PAAB 31, 78 Public Enterprise 55 Public Holiday 7 Public Private Partnership 11, 196 Public Service 55 Pupkewitz 217 Pupkewitz Catering Supplies 74 Pupkewitz Foundation 72, 73 Pupkewitz Group of Companies 74, 75 Pupkewitz Megabuild 74 Pupkewitz Megatech 74 Pupkewitz Motors 74

Retirement Fund Solutions / RFS 97 Reuse 151 Revenue Authorities 80, 81 RMB Namibia 122 Road infrastructure 180 Roads Authority 195


S.P.E.S Charity 146 Shipping 186, 187, 188 Skorpion Zinc 152 Southern African Customs Union / SACU 80, 81 Sport 73, 211, 212 Standard Bank 124, 125, 216 State-owned Enterprises 91 Susan Nel 37 Sustainability 71 Swakara 52, 53

University of Namibia / UNAM 87 Uranium 152


VAT Levy 85 Venture Media 40 Village Councils 213 Visas 173 Vision 2030 8 Vocational Training 88, 89


Walvis Bay Corridor Group 12, 196, 197 Walvis Bay Port 180 Walvis Bay Salt 142, 150 Walvis Bay Salt Refiners 217 Welfare 211 Welwitschia Hospital 82, 83 Wesbank Transport 184 Westair Aviation 198, 219 World Economic Forum 91


Youth 207


Tax 91 Team Namibia 18 Technology 41 Telecom Namibia 140, 141 Tertiary Education 84, 85 The Windhoek Collection 178

PWC Namibia 30, 98

Think Human Being 37


Tourism 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 211

Radio Stations 206


TN Mobile 140 Tourist 173

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OMAKE MOMENTS Special achievements by NTN clients


The #Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy in cooperation with Grootberg Lodge and Journeys Namibia were crowned Best of Africa in the Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards.

Journeys Namibia proudly launched yet another unique and

exclusive experience with the opening of the Hobatere Lodge Tree House. Guests can immerse themselves into the African bush and become one with nature.


Out of all the countries south of the equator excluding South Africa Autohaus Truck and Bus was awarded Dealer of the year. This award is based on sales to target for new vehicles and parts, but as well as the implementation of best practice structures to improve workshop efficiency and effectiveness. Customer Centricity was also a criteria with positive

STANDARD BANK NAMIBIA LAUNCHED BUY-A- BRICK Standard Bank launched the Buy-a-Brick School Campaign which is

growth in customer satisfaction. The motto for the year at Autohaus Truck

an initiative that aims to mobilise schools in the nationwide effort to

and Bus was always putting the customer first.

raise funds for the construction of low cost houses.

MEAT BOARD OF NAMIBIA DONATES The Meat Board of Namibia handed over a

donation of N$ 6 million during September 2019 to the National Disaster Fund to relieve livestock


producers of the impact of what may be the

released a limited

worst drought in history. The role and functions

edition of a N$30

of the Meat Board of Namibia is to promote


a conductive environment for sustainable

banknote for Namibia’s

production, market growth and diversification of

30th Independence

livestock, meat and meat products.



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OMAKE MOMENTS NAMIGREEN - E-WASTE RECYCLING RATES DOUBLES IN NAMIBIA Local e-waste joint-venture, NamiGreen, recycled the equivalent


On 25 February 2020 Pupkewitz Megabuild and Kaap Agri Namibia donated

to 10,000 computer monitors in 2019 - a 100% increase from the previous year.

N$30 000 towards the transportation of animal feed from South Africa to the Namibian Farmers Drought Relief Fund as it continues its support to distressed farmers affected by the drought.


In a move to support quality education for Namibian children, One Africa TV, in partnership with Edugate Academy’s Eduvision,


A new salt processing plant of more than N$93.6 Million, was inaugurated at Walvis Bay. With this new development, Walvis Bay Salt Refiners will be able to meet the ever-increasing demand and industry product specifications.


The implementation of the Bank of Namibia (BoN) initiative to support the Namibia Training Authority (NTA) apprenticeship programme has started. BoN and NTA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in March 2019.

launched #LearnOnOne during April 2020. #LearnOnOne is a non-profit sub-brand of One Africa TV, with the purpose to sustainably provide Namibian children with free access to extra classed and educational material


The Plastic Packaging teams handed out garbage bags on

Since 2013, the NTA has collected training levy funds and are now able to

various days during the festive season at the beaches in Henties

give a significant amount back in the form of salary and training fee support to

Bay, Swakopmund and Longbeach in support of 'Namibia is not

employers who hire young apprentices.

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HOLLARD NAMIBIA - GODFRIED SIWOMBE'S BETTER FUTURE, ENSURED! Two years have passed since a little boy arrived at the Hollard office with hope in his eyes. He was only 7 years old when he lost his mother and brother when lightning struck the shack they were sleeping in. Hollard Namibia together with Dr Norman Campbell from Advance Orthopedics Namibia one again arranged for Godfried to received a tailor-made prosthetic boot. Since Godfried received his first boot two years ago, he has started playing football again, and really wants to be a goalkeeper.


BANK WINDHOEK CROWNED NAMIBIAN BANK OF THE YEAR 2019 We are proud to announce that Bank

Windhoek has been crowned Namibian Bank of the Year 2019 by Banker Magazine, the world’s longest running international banking title. This prestigious award signifies a major milestone in Bank Windhoek's progress as they journey together with their customers towards a better Namibia for all.

The first official fuel retail site was launched under the NAMCOR brand. NAMCOR’s retail agenda looks at establishing a sufficient network of profitable sites, that will enable it to later serve remote areas such as regional capitals and rural areas that do not have access to these services.

NAMIB MILLS LAUNCHED NEW PROUDLY NAMIBIAN PRODUCT Namib Mills recently expanded their product range under the Bakpro brand with a Proudly Namibian ‘Long Life’ bread.


Capricorn Group inspired the youth with a tech talk. They hosted an Inspire event under the theme “The Exciting World of Technology” during February 2020 to over 150 local students from various secondary schools and tertiary institutions.


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The FP du Toit Transport Group yet again showed their support by being a proud partner of this very important and life changing fundraising event. This initiative has been going from strength to strength for the past 19 years, reaching out to rural areas within Namibia affected by cancer. During the handover ceremony in November it was announced that N$2.5 million was raised in aid of the CAN. By doing their bit, JET.X couriers have contributed by transporting the apples throughout Namibia to be resold to the public.


For the 18th consecutive year Nedbank Namibia has once again shown its support for environment and nature conservation by channeling N$930 000 to the Nedbank Go Green Fund, which the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) manages. Environment and Tourism Minister Pohamba Shifeta, flanked by the Deputy Minister, Bernadette Jagger, officially handed over the amount on 30 July 2019 in the capital.


It's about time... Introducing flights to Cape Town! FlyWestair proudly announced that as from October 2019, they offer a new scheduled route from Eros Airport in Windhoek to Cape Town, South Africa.


Meatco is excited to announce the launch of their export quality local produce into the local Namibian market! Meatco’s primal cuts is available at local retail shop for Namibians to experiment the very same export quality as currently exported to the European Union, Norway, the UK and China.



Congratulations to Namport, who has made history by hosting five

Namibian Private Equity Fund Manager EOS

cruise passenger liners, since Independence. Walvis Bay is a hive of activity with close to 7000 tourists arriving on 4 passenger liners that docked at the town.

Capital, was awarded the 2019 ‘emerging manager


of the year’ at the Super Return Africa GP Awards.

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DBN's Chairperson Tania Hangula, said the Bank’s main objective is to support economic and social development. It aims to achieve this goal through the provision of finance and business support


to Namibian enterprises. Economic Adviser to the Minister of Finance, Penda Ithindi, said the Bank is a key agency in developing Namibia,

The company improved the preparedness

and announced that the Bank has supported

levels of the Tsumeb District hospital should

the creation of 24,000 new jobs and 32,000

the COVID-19 virus be detected in Tsumeb.

temporary jobs since 2004 while approving

The support to the hospital amounts to

over N$15 billion development finance for

N$ 5 million. The donation will aid with the

infrastructure and enterprise activities over the 15

upgrading of the existing isolation wards at

years of its existence.

the hospital, including other related services.


We understand the importance of timely and consistent distribution – locally and internationally. The annual NTD printed publication is distributed to businesses and business organisations and associations, local trade fairs and expos (the Mining Expo, Tourism Expo, NCCI Coastal Expo and the Erongo Business & Tourism Expo etc), the Namibian Government and Namibian Foreign Missions.

DISTRIBUTION TO HIGH COMMISSION OF NAMIBIA We are proud to announce that our publication is used by the Commercial Office of the High Commission of Namibia in South Africa to promote Namibia, its products and services as a investment destination.

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In 2019, Venture Media had the privilege of adding yet another publication to its long list.

Centre, Namibia Trade Directories were

FlyWestair Magazine is the in-flight publication for Namibia's first private scheduled passenger

distributed to the Japan-Africa Business Expo

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held during August in Yokohama, to showcase

to shake up the status quo of what is considered ‘Namibian’ stories. FlyWestair magazine explores

the boundless opportunities our country has

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