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Over the past decade the green-economy concept has emerged and established itself as a topic of strategic importance for most governments and policymakers in general. With the acceptance and passing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations in late 2015 much more emphasis was put on development (including economic growth) in an environmentally and ecologically responsible manner. Also emerging as an important indicator was the notion of ‘fair trade’ which together with social inclusivity set a new benchmark for governments around the world to achieve. From this a popular definition of Green Economy has arisen as follows: A Green Economy can be thought of as an alternative vision for growth and development; one that can generate growth and improvements in people’s lives in ways consistent with sustainable development. A Green Economy promotes a triple bottom line: sustaining and advancing economic, environmental and social well-being. Thus, delivering growth in an environmentally sustainable and equitable way

This is all good and well, but the question is what exactly does this mean for a developing nation such as Namibia in a time of considerable economic stress. The encouraging thing is that despite our numerous economic challenges we have not been completely ignorant of the concept and Namibia is slowly but surely starting to show signs of taking on the greengrowth challenge. As Namibians, if we are serious about achieving economic growth in line with the Harambee Prosperity Plan, we would be wise to learn from others and optimise the opportunities brought about by these principles, i.e. to drive economic development while protecting natural and human capital and creating better livelihoods for Namibians. Transitioning to a Green Economy will undoubtedly require a fundamental shift in thinking about growth and development, production of goods and services, and consumer habits. Looking at the current focus in Namibia the private sector can already join in or benefit from a number of initiatives in the areas of renewable energy, green building, water management, waste management and land management.




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is at the heart of today’s developmental challenges.

Elmarie van Rensburg & Jacqueline Angula This is just the tip of the iceberg and it goes without saying that there is huge potential for significant job creation in developing Namibia's green economy. It is now the time to consider how to maximise this potential; hence we at NTD are excited to announce that in our 2019 edition we feature insightful articles on the topic (not only in the printed publication, but also on our website and social media sites) on how homegrown entities can contribute towards sustainable development and building the Namibia we all want in the future. We will make it our task in the coming year to encourage a new mindset of doing business, adequately capturing public interest for the long run and resulting in sustainable investment in Namibia.

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A review of Namibian Trade and Industry

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MINISTER OF INDUSTRIALISATION TRADE AND SME DEVELOPMENT reliance on imported electricity, but will also stimulate economic development and contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment. The private sector has also embraced the concept of sustainable development and green technology. Businesses are increasingly making use of solar power and a number of private sector initiatives have been launched in recent years to promote recycling and green technology. Namibia’s environment is extremely fragile and accommodation establishments and tour operators who meet an extensive range of criteria are given recognition. The increasing awareness of the need for and advantages of green buildings are most welcome developments. These buildings not only reduce water and electricity consumption significantly, but also incorporate a host of other environment-friendly features. In our quest to become an industrialised country by 2030, Namibia would need to expand its manufacturing sector significantly. In this regard, it is important to note that one of the objectives of Vision 2030 is to, “Ensure the development of Namibia’s ‘natural capital’ and its sustainable utilization for the country’s social, economic and ecological well-being.”

Honourable Tjekero Tweya (MP) Partnerships between the private sector and the Government play a crucial role in propelling Namibia forward to reach the goals of Vision 2030. It is, therefore, my pleasure to welcome you to the 2019 edition of the Namibia Trade Directory – a partnership which dates back to independence. The theme of this year’s edition of the Namibia Trade Directory, The Green Economy, is most appropriate – given the international concern about saving our planet. The Government has already taken several important steps in this regard such as the banning of single-­use plastic bags in state-­owned conservation areas and the proposed introduction of a levy on single-­use plastic bags. Namibia was the first developing country to submit its Biennial Update Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change last year. The report provides information on the country’s level of national emissions and efforts to reduce those emissions. With regard to the generation of renewable energy, several solar plants have become operational at various towns in the country since the Omburo Solar Park at Otjiwarongo was inaugurated in 2015, while the first wind farm in the country was opened at Lüderitz in April 2018. These renewable energy plants will not only reduce the country’s

Despite the downturn in the country’s economy, there are some positive developments recorded in the past year. This includes the construction of a car assembly plant at Walvis Bay and progress with the establishment of a mini-mill steel manufacturing plant at Otavi. Namibia have positioned itself as the logistics hub for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the completion of expansions of the Walvis Bay Port will not only boost trade, but is likely to stimulate economic growth. Namibia have an open economy and although its population is relatively small, the manufacturing sector has considerable potential for investments in the manufacturing of products currently not produced, or produced in low volumes. Opportunities identified include steel manufacturing, metal fabrication, automobile parts, fodder and pet food production, jewellery, production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, leather, as well as cotton for textile production. These commodities can be manufactured and produced for the local consumption as well as for the bigger 3.3 million SADC market. The Namibia Trade Directory is the most comprehensive source of information for the various sectors of the Namibian economy for the past 29 years. In addition to the annual publication, you can also remain informed with the latest developments on the website. I trust that you will enjoy reading the 2019 edition of the Namibia Trade Directory.

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Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc 56 Francois Erasmus and Partners Attorneys 58 Geocarta – Cartography for Namibia 60 Hollard Namibia 62 Lewcor Group 63 Namfisa 64 NEF 66 PayToday 67 Nampost 68 Nina Maritz Architects 69 Rent-a-Drum 70 Public Accountants' and Auditors' Board (PAAB) 72 Solve Namibia 73

Bidvest Namibia 74 Frans Indongo Group 76 Kalahari Holdings 78 NAMDIA 79 MMI Holdings 80 The Pupkewitz Group of Companies 82 The Harold & Ethol Pupkewitz Foundation 84





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African Leadership Institute Business School of Excellence Namibia Training Authority University of Namibia (UNAM)

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Allan Gray 96 Ashburton Investments 98 Deloitte 99 Bank of Namibia 100 Bank Windhoek 102 Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) 104 Hangala Prescient 106 Ernst & Young 107 EOS Capital 108 FNB Namibia 110 First Rand Namibia 111 Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) 112 Kรถnigstein Capital 114 Letshego Bank 115 NAM-MIC 116 Prudential Portfolio Managers 117 Old Mutual Namibia 118 PWC Namibia 120 RMB Namibia 121 Standard bank 122




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CUBIX IT 132 Green Enterprise Solutions (Pty) Ltd 133 The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) 134 MultiChoice Namibia 136 Powercom (Pty) Ltd 137 Telecom Namibia 138

Guans Packaging Namib Mills Walivs Bay Salt Holdings Namibia Plastics Neo Paints Plastic Packaging

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Journeys Namibia 172 Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) 174 Ongava 176 Wolwedans 178





Debmarine Namibia 154 Dundee Precious Metals 156 Namibia Charcoal Association (NCA) 157 Erongo Red 158 NAMCOR 160 NAMDEB 162 Namibia Power Corporation (NAMPOWER) 164 Oshakati Premier Electric 166 Innosun 168

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ABOUT NAMIBIA CURRENT PRESIDENT: Hage Geingob Multiparty parliament

Secular state

Democratic constitution freedom of religion

90% Christian

Division of power between executive, legislature and judiciary Freedom of the press/media

Mining, fishing, tourism and agriculture





ECONOMY Agriculture


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.

TAX AND CUSTOMS 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.


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OTHER PROMINENT MOUNTAINS: Spitzkoppe, Moltkeblick, Gamsberg


Kunene, Okavango, Zambezi and Kwando/ to incorporate environmental Linyanti/Chobe

protection into its constitution EPHEMERAL MORE THAN of Namibia RIVERS: Numerous, is under conservation including Fish, Kuiseb, Swakop and Ugab management



Welwitschia mirabilis


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

20 antelope species species 240 mammal (14 endemic) reptile species 250 50 frog species 676 bird species

ENDEMIC BIRDS including Herero Chat,

Rockrunner, Damara Tern, Monteiro’s Hornbill and Dune Lark


Mon - Fri


GMT + 2 hours Saturdays

Walvis Bay, Lüderitz



airstrips Hosea Kutako International

Airport, Eros Airport

RAIL NETWORK: 2,382 km

narrow gauge

TELECOMMUNICATIONS: Direct-dialling facilities

6.2 telephone



GSM agreements with

9:00 - 15h30 8:30 - 12:00

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

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


2.5 million 400 000 inhabitants in Windhoek


08:00 - 17:00

221 countries


(15% of total)

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

37,000 km gravel


100 inhabitants



5,450 km tarred

lines per

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


INDEPENDENCE: 21 March 1990


of surface area 15% HIGHEST MOUNTAIN:


CAPITAL: Windhoek



824,268 km²





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

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



21 MAR

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22 APR

New Year’s Day

Independence Day

Good Friday

Easter Monday

01 MAY

04 MAY

25 MAY

30 MAY

Workers’ Day

Cassinga Day

Africa Day

Ascension Day

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10 DEC

25 DEC

26 DEC

Heroes' Day

International Human Rights Day

Christmas Day

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National Coat of Arms


National Seal



08 January - 12 April


13 May - 09 August National Flag


02 September - 29 November

Presidential Standard

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INVEST IN NAMIBIA Namibia is often described as Africa’s optimist – and with good reason. Not only does it enjoy one of the continent’s most pleasant, peaceful and politically stable environments, but also an infrastructure to rival many developed countries. Namibia has a wealth of attractions and advantages for foreign-owned companies looking for business opportunities. Namibia has an advantageous legislative and fiscal environment and a government keen to foster the engines of economic growth and prosperity. Namibia is a boutique investment destination and seeks foreign direct investment in the value addition and beneficiation of natural resources (diamonds, copper, zinc and phosphate), goods manufacturing and export of value-added products. Namibia offers other significant opportunities for investment in sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture (agro-processing), transport and logistics, tourism and film making, to name but a few. In Namibia’s quest to become an industrialized and prosperous nation - as outlined in the “growth at home” strategy, the “Harambee Prosperity Plan” (HPP) and vision 2030 - the government encourages foreign companies to engage in win-win partnerships that add value to products and stimulate economic growth and job creation.


Namibia, a multi-party democracy, has enjoyed a high degree of political stability since its independence from South Africa in 1990. Stability is maintained by strict adherence to the constitution.


Namibia’s economy is stable and has successfully weathered international financial crises. It continues to develop in order to grow and meet its challenges.


Namibia offers opportunities for investment in infrastructure through public-private partnerships (PPPs) or foreign direct investment (FDI). Due to its location Namibia also facilitates access for manufacturers and exporters to 15 SADC countries with a total population of +/- 280 million. Namibia values long-term relationships with foreign investors. An enabling environment is in place to assist with the identification of opportunities, syndicate financing, operating and tax incentives in certain sectors, particularly manufacturing, and one-stop bureau services for establishing the local operations of international companies.


The Namibian government sees foreign direct investment (FDI) as a key component of economic development and therefore proactively legislates and nurtures an environment that is equitable and attractive for FDI. Legislation ensures an enabling environment for foreign investors as much as for Namibian companies, which includes international arbitration of disputes, the right to remit profits and access to foreign exchange. Investment incentives and special tax incentives are available for certain sectors.


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The Registrar of Companies manages, regulates and facilitates the formation of businesses. Investors are encouraged to seek assistance from legal practitioners, auditors, accounting or secretarial firms for the process of registration. The Namibia Investment Centre offers services that range from early inquiries to operational phases. It informs on investment opportunities, incentives and procedures. It assists investors by streamlining and coordinating with ministries and regulatory bodies.


Namibia’s financial environment is well developed and robust. This has ensured that Namibia enjoys a high degree of financial stability and investment grade ratings. Namibia is part of the Common Monetary Area (CMA) with South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. The Namibian dollar is pegged to the SA rand. The financial sector is sophisticated and consists of a number of commercial banks with international ties to facilitate international banking, as well as commercial and governmental sources of finance geared to enterprise financing. Equity finance, local equity holdings and financing for infrastructure may be provided by various individual and syndicated sources.


Namibia encourages partnerships with local enterprises or through equity holdings. Local equity finance is provided by commercial banks and/or other financial institutions.



Namibia provides numerous opportunities for international investors seeking a foothold and growth on the African continent.

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Namibia has embarked on a large-scale programme of renewing and developing its infrastructure. Investment opportunities may take the form of public-private partnerships (PPPs) either on a per project basis or with equity holdings. Certain utilities may be wholly owned by investors. Current focal areas are the development of water infrastructure, power generation and transmission infrastructure, as well as the transport and logistics infrastructure, notably road, rail and port with an emphasis on corridors to SADC states.


Namibia currently has a deficit of affordable serviced land and housing. Accordingly there are opportunities for investment and operations in this field.


Namibia provides preferential incentives to manufacturing enterprises, particularly those that add value to local commodities. It facilitates access to the other 14 SADC member states. The SADC region has an estimated population of +/- 280 million. Physical trade is managed by the Walvis Bay Corridor Group which oversees transport corridors to SADC markets. Namibia also has duty and quota-free access to the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). A wide range of trade agreements has been signed with various blocs and nations of the African continent. Chief among these are AGOA with the USA, the EU-EPA and the Cotonou Agreement between the EU and ACP states.


Namibia values private social engagement, particularly specialists in health and education, to augment public provision of social services.


Namibia is a popular travel destination and investment in tourism is welcomed, especially in accommodation facilities. Further opportunities exist for PPPs in community conservancies.


Namibia is the second most sparsely populated country in the world. The average population density is approximately 2.6 people per square kilometre. The total population is estimated at 2.2 million, of which around 15% reside in the capital, Windhoek. Approximately 37% of the population live in urban areas. English is the official language, but Namibia’s relatively small population is extraordinary diverse in language and culture. More than 11 languages are indigenous to Namibia and people commonly speak two or three languages and more than 49% of the population speaks Oshiwambo. Indegenous languages includes: Oshiwambo, Afrikaans, Herero, KhoeKhoegowab, German, Lozi, Rukwangali, Tswana and various San languages are also spoken by different groups of the population.

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To prepare for climate variability and mitigate drought, climate change adaptive technologies are required for crop production. The Government of the Republic of Namibia is guided by long-term development objectives as outlined in National Development Plans (NDPs) and Vision 2030 strategy. The mandate of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry is the promotion, development, management and utilisation of agricultural, water and forestry resources. It is, therefore, the objective of the Government to ensure agriculture productivity and food security in line with Vision 2030. A strong and an efficient agricultural sector would enable the country to feed its growing population, generate employment and foreign exchange, and provide raw materials for industries and a market for industrial products. This will also see to it that the Harambee Prosperity Plan’s objective on “improving agricultural output” is realised.


The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a Regional Economic Community comprising 15 Member States; Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Established in 1992, SADC is committed to Regional Integration and poverty eradication within Southern Africa through economic development and ensuring peace and security. • •

SADC +/- 280 million people SACU +/- 57 million people

The SADC & CMA markets combined: +/- 280 million people



Port-related services Railway development & linkage Cargo handling facility Warehousing & distribution Corridor projects Truck stop facilities Value adding projects Flood and rainwater harvesting Seawater desalination plants Groundwater (borehole drilling) Pipeline construction to transport water over large distances

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The Namibia Investment Centre provides general information and advice on investment opportunities, incentives and procedures. It also assists by streamlining and coordinating with government ministries and regulatory bodies. Contact Details: Bernadette Artivor Deputy Permanent Secretary Tel: +264 61 283 7335/7254 Email: investinnamibia@mti.gov.na


The Walvis Bay Corridor Group is a facilitation centre and one-stop shop coordinating trade along the Walvis Bay Corridors which link Namibia and its ports to the rest of the SADC trading partners. Contact Details: Olive Smith Acting Chief Executive Officer Email: ceo@wbcg.com.na www.wbcg.com.na


A broad range of financial products, as well as financing for PPPs engaged in developing infrastructure, is made available by the Development Bank of Namibia for projects that have a high development impact. Contact Details: Martin Inkumbi Chief Executive Officer Tel: +264 61 290 8000 Email: minkumbi@dbn.com.na www.dbn.com.na


The NCCI’s brand promise is to be ‘’A premier voice for business in Namibia’’. Their core functions includes: • Outgoing and incoming business missions. • Certificates of Origin The Chamber provides trade and investment facilitation related advisory services to the members and nonmember institutions. The service is rendered through consultancy to individual businessman and covers among others: • Business support through providing accurate or up to date information regarding regulatory issues of export – import procedure, investment requirements, licensing requirements and more • Business matchmaking like B2B or B2G Meetings • Support in trade missions & exhibition • Industry representations in international trade negotiations or facilitation meetings Contact Details: Charity Mwiya Chief Executive Officer Telephone: +261 61 228 809 Fax: +264 61 228 009 Email: info@ncci.org.na Website: www.ncci.org.na 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


TRADE Namibia is a member of the following international trade organisations:


Namibia qualifies for benefits under the (AGOA), a unilateral and nonreciprocal program that provides African countries with duty-free access to the US market for more than 6,400 products.


Namibia became a member of SACU in 1990. The other members are Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa. In terms of the SACU agreement there is free movement of goods among the members. Article 2 of the agreement prevents members from imposing duties or quantitative restrictions on goods grown, produced or manufactured in the common customs area. Duties are levied on goods upon entry into the common customs area, but once inside it, no further duties are charged. SACU-EFTA Free Trade Agreement This agreement was concluded in 2004. SACU-Mercosur Preferential Trade Agreement This agreement was signed in December 2004 and renewed/revised in 2008 but has not yet been ratified by all the member states. Botswana has ratified, and the PTA has been introduced in Namibian Parliament in late 2011. SACU-USA Trade, Investment and Development Cooperation Agreement This agreement was concluded in 2008.


The WTO serves as a forum for trade negotiations and the settlement of trade disputes among nations. WTO rules on international trade are contained in three main legal instruments: the general agreements on tariffs and trade (GATT), the general agreement on trade in services (GATS) and the agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS).


The Southern African Development Community (SADC) aspires to create an integrated regional economic bloc among member states Namibia, Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. SADC has a population of over 190 million people. The SADC FTA was launched by 12 countries out of 14 SADC members in 2008. SADC Protocol on Trade Namibia is a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). This agreement was concluded in 1999. SADC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) In June 2016, six SADC member countries – Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland – signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union. EPA guarantees access to the EU market without any duties or quotas for Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, and Swaziland. The new access includes better trading terms mainly in agriculture and fisheries, including for wine, sugar, fisheries products, flowers and canned fruits. The EU will obtain meaningful new market access into Southern African


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NAMPORT tug boats parked at the small craft harbour, Marine department, Port of Walvis Bay Customs Union (products include wheat, barley, cheese, meat products and butter), and will have the security of a bilateral agreement with Mozambique, one of the LDCs in the region.


Namibia has preferential market access for some of its products to the markets of certain developed countries under various GSP schemes. Mainly manufactured/processed goods and agricultural products are involved. Eligible products can enter these markets duty-free or at reduced rates. GSP schemes are non-contractual, and can be terminated unilaterally by any preference at any time. *(Source: Website of the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development at www.mti.gov.na)


This agreement, governed by rules of origin, came into force on 17 August 1992. Goods grown, produced or manufactured in Namibia may be imported into Zimbabwe free of customs duty, and vice versa, if they are wholly produced/obtained in the country of origin. For Namibian exports to qualify for such preferential treatment, registration with the Ministry of Finance is required. A certificate of origin must accompany the goods and they must be transported directly without passing through a third country’s commercial zone.


Namibia forms part of the African, Caribbean and Pacific–European Union (ACP–EU) trade agreement, granting non-reciprocal preferential access to some of the ACP products into the EU market. This includes tariff preferences as well as specific arrangements regarding protocols for beef, veal, rum and bananas, whereby ACP countries are granted preferential treatment based on quotas. From the Namibian perspective, this concerns the export of an annual quota for the export of boneless beef and veal of about 13 000 tones has been granted.


Namibia receives preferential market access for some of its products in markets of certain developed countries under various GSP schemes. Mainly manufactured/processed goods and agricultural products are involved. Eligible products can enter these markets duty free or at reduced rates. GSP schemes are non-contractual, and can be terminated unilaterally by any preference at any time.



The harmonised global economic expansion that started in 2016 has begun to lose steam. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released its January 2019 World Economic Outlook (WEO) update. In it the IMF estimates that global growth rose by 3.7% in 2018, an unchanged forecast from the IMF’s October 2018 WEO but 0.2 percentage points lower than its April 2018 forecast. Global growth remained resilient in 2018 despite subdued growth from economies in Europe and Asia. The IMF estimates that the global economy will expand by 3.5% in 2019 and 3.6% in 2020. Both projections are downward revisions from the IMF’s October 2018 WEO report. The IMF attributes these downward revisions to the impact of the tariff increases on trade between the United States (US) and China and slowing momentum during the second half of 2018. The IMF attributes the drag on growth during the second half of 2018 to Germany’s adoption of fuel emission standards, Italy’s sovereign and financial risks, Turkish contagion, and the US government shutdown, which have weakened financial market sentiment. Several key developments carry further downside risks to global growth. The 90-day US and China tariff ceasefire is scheduled to end on 1 March and should tensions escalate further this factor could weigh on global growth in 2019. The volatility in crude oil prices has been exacerbated by the US imposing sanctions on Iranian and Venezuelan exports. Britain’s unresolved exodus from the EU, with the 29 March deadline looming ever closer, is another factor weighing on global growth prospects. Apart from uncertainty emanating from the trade war with the US, the magnitude of China’s economic slowdown will also have an impact on global growth in 2019.


Developed Markets (DMs) have maintained steady growth over the last few years, posting growth of 1.7% in 2016 and 2.3% in 2017. The IMF further estimates that DM’s collectively grew by 2.4% in 2018. The IMF’s 2018 growth projection for developed markets has been revised down by 0.1 percentage points due to expectations for weaker performance by European Unions (EU) economies. Growth in developed markets in 2019 and 2020 is expected to slow to 2.0% and 1.7% respectively.


The US economy has expanded steadily since 2010, with growth in 2018 supported by fiscal expansion. The US Federal Reserve (Fed) continued down its path of monetary policy normalisation, meaning that some of the impact of fiscal easing was offset by monetary tightening. The IMF estimates that the US economy expanded by 2.8% in 2018, an improvement from growth of 2.6% recorded in 2017. Tighter financial conditions and the tapering of fiscal stimulus is expected to result in slower growth of 2.5% in 2019, followed by yet slower growth of 1.8% in 2020 according to the IMF’s January WEO update. These forecasts are in line with the IMF’s projections in its October 2018 WEO. Consumer spending, which is expected to be buoyed by low unemployment and accelerating wage growth, will remain a key driver of economic growth in the US. A prominent risk to this outlook is the fact that the 90-day trade tariff ceasefire with China is set to end on 1 March, and trade tensions between the world’s largest economies may flare up once more if a

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resolution evades negotiators. Protracted negotiations and/ or tariff escalations will have farreaching consequences that will weigh heavily on global trade, investment and output.


The outlook for Europe has deteriorated, with growth in the bloc estimated to have slowed to 1.8% in 2018 from 2.4% in 2017 according to the IMF’s January 2019 WEO update. The IMF forecasts that growth will moderate to 1.6% in 2019 (a 0.3 percentage point downward revision from its October WEO update) before growing at a marginally quicker pace of 1.7% in 2020. Expectations for lacklustre economic growth in the region stem from downward revisions in many EU economies, with the most notable revision being that of Germany (the bloc’s largest economy). Slower private consumption and meek industrial production on the back of auto-emission standards revisions have placed a drag on the German economy. Further risks to the Euro Area emanate from Italy, currently enduring subdued domestic demand due to sovereign and financial risks, combined with the adverse economic impact of the yellow vest protests in France.


The year 2019 will be a defining year for the British economy with the country’s exit from the EU currently set for 29 March. Prime Minister Theresa May continues to face parliamentary rejection of her Brexit proposals. This not only increases the likelihood of a ‘no deal’ Brexit but the widely observed anti-Brexit sentiment provides for more uncertainty of any likely outcome, leading to heightened volatility. As such the UK is projected to grow by 1.5% in 2019 and in 2020, which is only marginally better than the 1.4% growth measured in 2018. This relative slowdown follows growth of around 2.2% for each of the three years between 2015 and 2017.



The IMF estimates that the Japanese economy grew by 0.9% in 2018 and expects marginal growth of 1.1% in 2019. Both estimates constitute a 0.2 percentage point upward revision from the IMF’s October 2018 WEO. The 2019 revision stems largely from planned fiscal stimulus, in addition to measures aimed at mitigating the effects of the planned consumption tax rate increase in October 2019. Growth in 2020 is expected to slow down to 0.5% due to lagged effects of the consumption tax (VAT) increase. Monetary policy in Japan remains very much accommodative with interest rates still in negative territory.


Overall, the prospects for growth in emerging markets (EM) in 2019 have been revised downward. The IMF has cut 0.1 percentage points off its growth estimates for 2018 and 2019, now expecting growth of 4.6% in 2018 and 4.5% in 2019. This constitutes a marginal slowdown from growth of 4.7% recorded in 2017. The IMF projects EM growth will accelerate to 4.9% in 2020. Economic performance across the EM landscape remains mixed, however, with a wide range of performance expected. Monetary policy across EMs has largely taken on a tighter stance since 2Q 2018 which has restricted financial conditions. The impact of escalating oil prices on inflation earlier in 2018, coupled with widespread currency depreciation, resulted in EM central banks adopting tighter monetary policy. Over the same period risk-off sentiment weighed on EM equities and bonds, leading to large selloffs. EM economies experienced net capital outflows in the third quarter of 2018 as a result. Chinese economic growth has been slowing since 2010 from elevated levels. Economic growth in the world’s second largest market is expected to have slowed

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to 6.6% in 2018 from 6.9% in 2017. Growth is further expected to taper to 6.2% in both 2019 and 2020. The slowdown in 2018 is attributed to deleveraging in the first quarter of 2018 and trade disputes with the US. A slowing China does not bode well for its trading partners and global commodity prices in general. Chinese policy makers have turned to easing monetary policy in response to the slowdown, providing support to the economy. The IMF has warned that Chinese economic activity may expand less than expected despite this support, citing uncertainty in trade tensions as a reason for concern. The IMF is forecasting that growth will accelerate to 3.5% in SubSaharan Africa in 2019, a marked improvement from growth of 2.9% recorded in 2018. Growth is set to tick up further to 3.6% in 2020. Both the 2019 and 2020 forecasts are 0.3 percentage points lower than the IMF projected in its October WEO. Oil-producing nations such as Angola and Nigeria have received downward revisions to their 2019 and 2020 outlooks on the back of the IMF’s expectations for lower oil prices going forward. At present, US sanctions on oil exporters Iran and Venezuela are supportive of oil prices and may provide for an upside surprise in these economies should prices continue to rise. OPEC supply cuts applied after the IMF’s latest growth update has resulted in further increases in the oil price. Growth in South Africa is expected to have slowed to 0.8% in 2018, from 1.3% in 2017. The IMF expects the South African economy to grow by 1.4% in 2019 followed by a 1.7% increase in real GDP in 2020. This forecast is unchanged from the IMF’s October WEO. Growth in South Africa has been lacklustre for a decade now, resulting in declining per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This means that the average South African is marginally worse off now than a decade ago. Over this period the fiscal position has deteriorated

substantially with debt levels soaring and ever more tax dollars being spent on operations, at the expense of productivity-enhancing developmental spend. As such, the South African economy is in desperate need of reform going into the 2019 elections. Optimism abounded when Cyril Ramaphosa took over the reins of a deeply fractured ANC from Jacob Zuma early in 2018. Ramaphosa’s private-sector experience and eloquence inspired confidence and a measure of hope in many. Ramaphosa promised to focus his efforts on restoring economic growth and whittling away at the decay in governance that has been growing in the South African government and state-owned enterprises. It is believed, however, that factionalism within the ANC tied Ramaphosa’s hands to a large extent, hampering his efforts. A win in the May elections could secure a strengthened mandate for Ramaphosa, enabling him to step up efforts to address the stagnant growth environment and institutional inefficiency in government. It is therefore only after the May elections that Ramaphosa’s character and determination to act on what has thus far been little more than talk, will be seen. Should president Ramaphosa follow through with much of the reforms mentioned in various public engagements there might be a restoration of confidence in the South African economy and an increase in growth as a result. However, much needs to be done, and the depth of the decay that needs to be addressed will require a united ANC. An immediate risk to the South African (SA) outlook lies in the impending announcement of Moody’s credit review of SA. Moody’s is the only ratings agency to still rate SA one notch above junk. However, the country has exited a technical recession in Q3 of 2018 and looks set to have remained fiscally prudent enough for Moody’s to maintain its rating for now. Post-election progress,


or lack thereof, means that the November credit rating review is the one to watch. Monetary policy is set to remain relatively accommodative in 2019 with the South African Reserve Bank’s inflation outlook estimated a peak at 5.6% in 2020. The year 2018 was another lost year for the Namibian economy. The latest quarterly GDP release shows that after the first three quarters of the year the Namibian economy had contracted by a further 0.4% on a year-to-date basis. This follows a contraction of 0.9% in 2017 and brings the consecutive quarterly contraction count to ten. Although negative growth has been seen for ten consecutive quarters, some upward revision is likely in 2018 mining output as diamond and uranium production has exceeded expectations. IJG’s full year ‘nowcast’ for 2018 shows very subdued, but positive, growth of 0.2% for the year, down from the 0.9% we expect in our 2018 Outlook.

Source: IMF

Source: IMF

Source: NSA, IJG Securities A rough GDP per capita calculation shows that, by this measure, the Namibian economy has been in a deeper contraction for a longer period of time. The standard of living of the average Namibian has been deteriorating for three years as real output growth has lagged population growth, and there is little chance of a reversal of this trend in 2019. Our forecast is for the economic growth of 0.9% in 2019, with most of the growth expected in the latter part of the year. Population growth of 2.2% means that GDP per capita will decay further still, with living standards continuing to deteriorate as a result. Further exacerbating the situation is IJG’s view that unemployment continued to rise in 2018, meaning fewer people were sharing the shrinking pie. In summary, 2019 is unlikely to bring widespread relief to the Namibian economy. While interest rates remain accommodative and government spending is likely to be increased slightly this year, large twin deficits continue to erode the fiscal position and policy uncertainty weighs on investor confidence. Government debt is likely to increase more than the finance ministry forecast in last year’s mid-term budget, leading to a larger interest burden in future years. In order to fund this year’s spending increase and future deficits, government will be forced to increase taxes. Proposals for such tax amendments were already made in March 2018. Given the stagnant growth environment, an increase in

taxes will add to the drag on growth rather than enable fiscal stimulus in IJG’s view. It is not all doom and gloom, however, as simple fixes are available, the most obvious being policy clarity. Certainty regarding the investment promotion act and empowerment legislation, the New Equitable Economic Empowerment Framework (NEEEF) will in itself generate some confidence in the business climate. Should these pieces of legislation prove to be investor friendly and be enacted early in 2019, IJG believes that there is much latent investment potential, from both foreign and local sources, which would be deployed relatively quickly. Clarifying the policy environment is thus key to resuscitating the Namibian economy, in our view. Removing the proposal to increase taxes will also be positive for business and investment alike. These are the tools available to government at present and, wielded correctly, can have a positive impact on the Namibian economy going forward.

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NAMIBIA INVESTMENT CENTRE THE MINISTRY OF INDUSTRIALISATION, TRADE AND SME DEVELOPMENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF NAMIBIA’S ECONOMIC REGULATORY REGIME, ON THE BASIS OF WHICH THE COUNTRY’S DOMESTIC AND EXTERNAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS ARE CONDUCTED. IT IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR PROMOTING GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ECONOMY THROUGH THE FORMULATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF APPROPRIATE POLICIES TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT, INCREASE TRADE, AND DEVELOP AND EXPAND THE COUNTRY’S INDUSTRIAL BASE. The Ministry’s efforts are directed at four key activities: • Investment promotion • Promotion of manufacturing activity • Growth and diversification of Namibia’s exports and export markets • Promotion of growth and development of small and mediumsized enterprises Recognising the critical role of the private sector as the engine of economic growth, the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development strives to facilitate development of this sector through the creation of a business-friendly environment and stimulation of private-sector investment. Its work in this regard includes the formulation of appropriate legislative instruments and institutions for the effective provision of industrial infrastructure, enterprise development, export and investment promotion, export services and facilities. The four main divisions of the Ministry are the Namibia Investment Centre, the Directorate of Industrial Development, and the Department of Trade and Commerce comprising the Directorate of International Trade and the Directorate of Commerce and Directorate of Administration. Amb. Steve Katjiuanjo Executive Director Tel +264 61 283 7233 Fax +264 61 22 0227 www.mti.gov.na


NIC is the country’s official investment promotion agency and first port of call for investors. Created under the Foreign Investment Act of 1990, the overall objective of the NIC is to attract and retain foreign and domestic investment to stimulate economic growth and expedite industrial transformation in Namibia. The attainment of this objective will undoubtedly contribute to the noble goals of Vision 2030. The responsibility of creating policies and strategies conducive to investment lies with the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME development, specifically with the Namibia Investment Centre.


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NIC offers a variety of services to existing and potential investors, including the provision of information on incentives, investment opportunities and the country’s regulatory regime. It is closely linked to key ministries and service bodies, and can therefore help minimise bureaucratic obstacles to project implementation. NIC works closely with the Offshore Development Company (ODC), the flagship of Namibia’s tax-free export processing zone regime, to promote foreign direct investment in export-oriented manufacturing activities. NIC has overseas investment promotion representatives in strategic located countries such as Germany (Berlin), India (New Delhi), South Africa (Pretoria) and USA (Washington DC). Plans are underway to set up commercial offices in other identified locations of economic importance elsewhere in the world. Namibia has a competitive incentive and fiscal regime complemented by a low cost and conducive business environment that adds to its appeal as the most ideal location for domestic and foreign investors. The cornerstones of this environment are the Namibia Investment Promotion Act, 2016.


Provide for the promotion of sustainable economic development and growth through the mobilisation and attraction of foreign and domestic investment to enhance economic development, reduce unemployment, accelerate growth and diversify the economy; to provide for reservation of certain economic sectors and business activities to certain categories of investors; to provide for dispute resolution mechanisms involving investment; and to provide for incidental matters. Incentives for registered manufacturers and exporters of Namibian manufactured goods are provided. In comparison to EPZ incentives which require a beneficiary’s target market to be outside the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) market, registered manufactures and exporters of Namibian manufactured goods can also benefit


entrepreneurs whose main target market is SACU. To benefit from the scheme, an investor must register with the Ministry of Finance as a manufacturer or an exporter of Namibian manufactured goods. The Namibian Investment Centre assists investors with this registration process. Namibian-based entrepreneurs who export their products outside this market are also entitled to benefits under the scheme.

Investment promotion services encompass: • Facilitating inward and outward business missions • Facilitating of international investment fairs and seminars • Business matching with prospective foreign investors with locals • Profiling and promoting investment projects • Providing advisory services on available incentive packages • Investor admission • Assisting investors to obtain work permits and business visas • Facilitating investor aftercare

The Directorate also coordinates the work of the Ministry’s six regional offices. These are situated in Katima Mulilo, Keetmanshoop, Opuwo, Ondangwa, Otjiwarongo and Rundu, and serve as advisory centres at local level.

Ms Bernadette K. Menyah-Artivor Deputy Executive Director Tel +264 61 283 7335 Email: investinnamibia@mti.gov.na


Ms Dolly Amoomo NIC Director Tel +264 61 283 7254 Email: amoomo@mti.gov.na


The Directorate of Industrial Development is responsible for evaluating and appraising industrial projects. It sponsors feasibility studies, research and surveys of potential development areas and renders support and advice to potential developers and investors. The Directorate is also engaged in the production of industrial statistics, and conducts regular censuses of the manufacturing sector. It furthermore collates information on appropriate industrial technology. The Directorate oversees and co-ordinates the development of small and medium enterprises. This includes input into the six areas that comprise the Government’s SME development programme, namely: • Facilitation of access to finance • Construction of sites and premises • Technology transfer • Purchasing of raw materials • Marketing • Entrepreneurial training The Directorate’s primary role is to facilitate: • Diversification of the economy through accelerated growth of the country’s industrial sector • Increased value-added manufacturing activities • Stimulation of export-oriented production

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Creation of productive employment opportunities and increased income opportunities for Namibians, especially those from previously disadvantaged communities Improvement in the geographical distribution of industrial activities and infrastructure Ongoing research into the manufacturing sector to identify new areas for expansion and potential bottlenecks

Dr Michael Humavindu Deputy Executive Director Tel +264 61 283 7205 Email: humavindu@mti.gov.na

The Department of Trade and Commerce is responsible for national policies and programmes geared towards the management, regulation, promotion, development and facilitation of internal trade, commercial and business activities and international trade activities such as bilateral, regional and multilateral trade relations. The Department consists of two directorates, namely the Directorate of International Trade and the Directorate of Commerce. VACANT Deputy Permanent Secretary Tel: +264 61 283 7238 Email: kachele@mti.gov.na


The Directorate of International Trade is the national focal point of Namibia’s trade and external trade relations. Its main activities are geared towards the formulation and management of Namibia’s foreign-trade policy, and towards increasing the country’s exports through trade promotion. The Directorate oversees Namibia’s membership of regional and international trade bodies, assists and facilitates the participation of Namibian companies and Small Medium Enterprises in trade fairs, exhibitions and trade missions, coordinates import and export procedures, and provides information on trade-related issues. The Directorate currently has representative trade offices in Angola (Luanda), Belgium (Brussels) and Switzerland (Geneva), and plans to open new offices in other countries such as Brazil, Ethiopia (African Union) and Congo Brazzaville. The Directorate performs the following functions: • Formulating and analysing trade policy • Serving as a focal point for Namibia’s bilateral and multi-lateral trade relations, such as with the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and 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


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Development (UNCTAD), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African, Caribbean and Pacific-European Union (ACP-EU), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Formulating and implementing Namibia’s export promotion and market development policy and strategies Providing trade-related information and support to the business community Importing and exporting management

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Ms. Patricia Liswaniso Acting Director Tel: +264 61 283 7297 Email: pliswaniso@mti.gov.na


The mandate of the Directorate is to create an enabling environment required for the functioning and operation of businesses in the country, for both domestic and foreign companies alike, and especially emerging small businesses led by entrepreneurs entering the formal sector business for the first time. In support of creating such an environment, MITSD has a program on domestic market competitiveness. This program aims at enabling Namibian enterprises to increase in efficiency and competitiveness in both the domestic and external markets. This in turn would help to improve Namibia’s global competitive ranking and ability to attract investments needed for expansion of business activities and employment creation. Ensuring fair trade through competition, the establishment of standards and quality infrastructures, and safeguarding consumer interests are important requirements for achieving and maintaining a competitive and predictable business environment. To meet these needs, specialised regulatory and service agencies were established such as the Namibia Standards Institution, the Namibia Estates Agents Board and the Namibia Competition Commission (and principle approval has been granted for a Business and Intellectual Property Authority). Functions are to: • Develop the policy and legal framework for the management of quality, standards, company registration, liquor licensing, intellectual property rights, traditional knowledge, and domestic market regulations. • Contribute to the overall government effort of effective revenue collection. • Provide effective and efficient services in the area of company registration, intellectual property rights protection. • Consumer protection and business trade facilitation. • Ensure that the Intellectual Property (IP) office provides efficient


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patent information services and promotes local creations and inventions. Provide acquisition and distribution of franchising and technology licensing. Administer international treaties and conventions in the area of IP, standards, legal and trade metrology, to which Namibia is a signatory in order to ensure compliance. Provide guidelines and support to the Competition Commission. Promote and coordinate research and development in the area of the Ministry’s competence. Implement a user-friendly system to facilitate and enhance the registration of companies, close corporations and the protecting industrial property (IP) rights. Promote and protect designs, traditional knowledge, inventions and technological development. Undertake registration of companies, close corporations, patents and trademarks. Provide guidelines and support to the Namibian Standards Institute (NSI) and accreditation bodies. Provide guidelines and support to the Company Registration Authority and the intellectual property rights (IPR) body.

Ms Maria Pogisho Acting Director Tel +264 61 283 7239 Email: pogisho@mti.gov.na


The Directorat of Administration is responsible for the rendering of supportive services to the entire Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME development. The Directorate performs the following functions: • To ensure compliance with the human resouces, procurement, financial and stock control laws and regulations. • Provide, deploy, develop and retain required human resources for the implementation of the Ministry’s objectives and efficient service delivery. • Manage and control all the financial resources at the disposal of the Ministry in comformity with the applicable laws and reguations. • Produce goods and services required for the effective operation and functioninig of the Ministry and the proper disposal thereof. • Acquire, manage and control of pool vehicles and the Ministry’s own transport fleet. • Accounting fo all stock and annual stock taking. • Acquire and maintain office accommodation, render commitee, typing and secretarial registry, cleaning and security services. • Provide and manage information technology systems for the Ministry. • Create and manage a modern documentation and cummunications centre for the Ministry. • Provice internal audit services.


Render all logistical, security, cleaninig and other auxiliary services tot he Ministry.

Ms Hermine Himarua Acting Director Tel: +264 61 283 7204 Email: handima@mti.gov.na


In an effort to improve service delivery and ensure the effective administration of business and intellectual property rights (IPRs) registration, the Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) has been established under the auspices of the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development. BIPA is an autonomous entity established in terms of Section 21 of the Companies Act. Functions are to: To be the central focal point for the registration, administration and protection of businesses, commercial and industrial properties rights; and To be the legal depository of information, documents and data required to be lodged under the applicable legislations. BIPA will further be tasked with the provision of general advisory services and information dissemination on business registration and IPRs. Ms Vivienne Katjiuongua Acting Chief Executive Officer Business and Intellectual Property Authority Tel: +264 61 299 4412 Email: vivienne@bipa.na

Namibians. It also promotes special needs of the economy, such as the protection and promotion of small undertakings and the promotion of a greater spread of ownership among historically disadvantaged persons. The Commission is currently carrying out studies on the retail sector for development on behalf of the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME development. Mr Vitalis Ndalikokule Acting Chief Executive Officer Tel +264 61 22 4622 Email: vitalis.ndalikokule@nacc.com.na


The NSI acts as Namibia’s national standards body (NSB), established to promote the Government’s Strategic Development Plans (NDPs) towards the realisation of Vision 2030, and provides for the NSI to render effective services in the area of standards development and coordination, metrology (legal and scientific), quality assurance and the administration of the National Quality Policy. With the ever decreasing role of tariffs in international trade, standards are often used as non-tariff barriers, making standardisation an important focus of inter-statetrade. The NSI, through its services can contribute by ensuring that the majority of the Namibian businesses, including small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) meet at least the minimum required standards for their products to be certified, not only for the local market, but also for the international markets. NSI is responsible for the development and coordination of standards. Therefore nine technical committees (TCs) for the development and adoption of standards in compliance with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement.


The Commission was established in terms of the Competition Act (Act No 2 of 2003). It is tasked with promoting competitive market conditions through investigation and prosecution of anti-competitive activities, reviewing and approving mergers and acquisition applications, and disseminating information to businesses, consumers and other stakeholders on competition matters. Namibia’s competition law covers the three major competition concerns, which are anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominance, and anti-competitive mergers. It takes into account public interest provisions for protecting consumers by safeguarding competitive prices and product choices, and by promoting employment and advancing the social and economic welfare of

These TCs are: TC 1: Renewable Energy TC 2: Quality Management Systems TC3: Food Safety Management Systems TC 4: Electrotechnical systems TC 5: Environmental Management Systems TC 6: Building Construction, Cement and Concrete Technologies TC 7: Halaal TC 8: Occupational Health and Safety TC 9: Metrology The NSI is designated by the Government of Namibia as the Competent Authority that inspects and certifies fish and fishery products. It has established a fully functional Fishery Inspectorate in 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


Walvis Bay and Lüderitz as well as a Food Laboratory in Walvis Bay consisting of the microbiology and chemistry testing sections. The NSI Food Laboratory is accredited by the South Africa National Accreditation System (SANAS) to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005- General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. The NSI Metrology Laboratory based in Windhoek serves as the National Metrology Institute (NMI) of Namibia. The NMI is responsible for the establishment of a national measurement traceability system through maintenance of national measurement standards The facility also houses the legal metrology function and is responsible for the administration of the Trade Metrology Act No. 77 of 1973, as amended, and the Metrology Amendment Act No. 17 of 2005. The NSI is convinced that all its efforts and hard work will be rewarded by Namibia achieving Vision 2030 and that every Namibian will benefit from safe products and services. Ms Chie Wasserfall Chief Executive Officer Tel +264 61 38 6400 Email: wasserfall@nsi.com.na

a. the general public as buyers/sellers and lessors/tenants; b. financial institutions; c. conveyancers and lawyers; d. auditors; e. the Association of Estate Agents Namibia; f. other State Owned Enterprises; and g. the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME development • Manage and control the Fidelity Fund; • As a Regulatory Body in terms of the provisions of the Financial Intelligence Act 13 of 2012, to take all steps • required in preventing, alternatively identifying and reporting on money laundering and terrorist-funding activities. The Board consists of 7 non-executive members as appointed by Cabinet of which 4 are practicing estate agents. The activities of the Board and its executive personnel require responsible Corporate Governance and are guided by the Estate Agents Act 112 of 1976 and the State Owned Enterprise Governance Act 13 of 2012. The Board is assisted by the Executive Committee and Disciplinary Committee. Mr Festus Unengu Manager Tel: +264 61 249885 Email: manager.neab@iway.na


The Namibia Estate Agents Board is a State Owned Enterprise resorting under the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development responsible for regulating the real estate agents in Namibia. Its mandate is to regulate, promote, guide and enhance the professional integrity of real estate agents in Namibia whilst having due regard to public and stakeholder interest. The objectives are to: • Improve compliance of estate agents to the prescribed standard of training of prospective agents, their education and continued professional development; • Issue Fidelity Fund Certificates to qualifying estate agents adhering to annual licensing and registration requirements in terms of the Estate Agents Act 112 of 1976; • Ensure responsible accounting principles on business accounts and accountable handling of public money in trust accounts; • Ensure professional conduct through the implementation of the Code of Conduct as determined by the Act and general ethics by investigating claims against agents and institute disciplinary proceedings against offending estate agents; • Increase stakeholder awareness and capacity building which includes:


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The Namibia Trade Forum (NTF) is an agency of the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development whose main mandate is to institutionalise public-private dialogue and cooperation with emphasis on international and domestic trade and investment policies as stipulated by the Fourth National Development Plan (NDP4). The role of the NTF is to act as the main consultative body representing the private sector views to the government. It thus serves as the highest public private partnership on international and domestic trade and investment matters of government through workshops, seminars, trade negotiations, meetings and media release. Ms Ndiitah Nghipondioka- Robiati Chief Executive Officer Tel: +264 61 235327 Email: nrobiati@ntf.org.na



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. 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.


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.


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.

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 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.

NAMIBIAN MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (NMA) E-mail: nma@nmanamibia.com Website: www.nmanamibia.com Phone: +264 (61) 308 053 Fax: +264 (0) 88-621079

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OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT H.E. PRESIDENT DR. HAGE GEINGOB Tel: +264 61 270 74 27 www.op.gov.na Executive Director Amb. Grace Ushona State House, 1 Engelbrecht Street, Auasblick Private Bag 13339, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 270 7787 Fax: +264 61 22 1780 martha.theofelus@op.gov.na es@op.gov.na

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT Department of Veteran Affairs Minister Hon. Dr Nangolo Mbumba


Old State House, Robert Mugabe Avenue Private Bag 13338, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 270 7202 Fax: +264 61 24 0312 elina.kamalanga@op.gov.na www.mova.gov.na

Deputy Minister Veterans Affairs Hon. Hilma Ndinelago Nicanor

Deputy Minister Marginalised Communities Hon. Royal /Ui/o/oo

Tel: +264 61 296 3021 Fax: +264 61 239 606 psec.deputyminster@mova.gov.na

Tel: +264 61 296 3110 Fax: +264 61 25 2909 psec.mc@mova.gov.na

Deputy Minister in Presidency Disability Affairs Hon. Alexia ManombeNcube

Executive Director Amb. Hopelong U. Ipinge

Deputy Minister of the Office of the Prime Minister Hon. Dr Samuel Ankama

Secretary to Cabinet Mr George Simata

Tel: +264 61 296 3001 Fax: +264 61 221 615 psec.ps@mova.gov.na

Tel: +264 61 296 3112 Fax: 264 61 296 3112 pkm@mova.gov.na


State House, 1 Engelbrecht Street, Auasblick Private Bag 13339, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 270 7828 Fax: +264 61 24 5989 minister.presidency@op.gov.na


Tel: +264 61 287 2191 victoria.david@opm.gov.na PRIME MINISTER RT. HON. DR. SAARA KUUGONGELWA-AMADHILA


Private Bag 13338 Robert Mugabe Avenue Parliament Gardens Tel: +264 61 287 9111 hilda.ndjodi@opm.gov.na salome.duplessis@opm.gov.na www.opm.gov.na

Robert Mugabe Avenue Green Office Park Tel: +264 61 282 2146 Fax: +264 61 23 8528 ppaulus@mirco.gov.na


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Executive Director Mr I-Ben Nashandi

Tel: +264 61 287 2004 Fax: +264 23 4296 iben.nashandi.opm.gov.na heidi.isaac@opm.gov.na

Tel: +264 61 270 7814 Fax: +264 61 22 6189 gsimata@op.gov.na


MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC PLANNING & NATIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION Minister of Economic Planning Deputy Minister & Director General of NPC Hon. Pieter van der Walt Hon. Obeth Kandjoze Tel: +264 61 283 4221 Government Office Park, Luther Str Private Bag 13356 Tel: +264 61 283 4223 Fax: +264 61 25 0751 cvanwyk@npc.gov.na www.npc.gov.na

Fax: +264 61 25 0751 liipumbu@npc.gov.na dmsecretary@npc.gov.na

Executive Director Ms. Annely Haiphene Tel: +264 61 283 4225 Fax: +264 61 23 6794 cfrans@npc.gov.na

MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS & COOPERATIONS Deputy Prime Minister & Minister Hon. Netumbo NandiNdaitwah

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Executive Director Amb. Selma Ashipala Musavyi

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Deputy Minister Hon. Lucia Lipumbu

Executive Director Mr. Steve Katjiuanjo

Deputy Minister Hon. Natangue Ithete

Executive Director Ms. Ericah Shafudah

Deputy Minister Hon. Daniel Kashikola

Executive Director Trephine Kamati

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MINISTRY OF FINANCE Minister Hon. Calle Schlettwein

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MINISTRY OF SAFETY & SECURITY Minister Hon. Major. Gen (Rtd) Charles Namoloh

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Minister Hon. Sakeus Shangala

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Deputy Minister Hon. Lidwina Shapwa

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Executive Director Mr. Isaaskar Ndjoze Tel: +264 61 280 5335 Fax: +264 61 25 0868 ps@moj.gov.na

MINISTRY OF URBAN & RURAL DEVELOPMENT Minister Hon. Dr Peya Mushelenga Private Bag 13289, Windhoek Government Office Park Luther Street Tel: +264 61 297 5215 Fax: +264 61 25 9906 nhapulile@murd.gov.na www.murd.gov.na

Deputy Minister Hon Derek Klazen

Executive Director Mr. Nghidinua Daniel

Deputy Minister Hon. Veikko Nekundi

Executive Director Ms. Annaschy Mwanyngapo

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MINISTRY OF POVERTY ERADICATION & SOCIAL WELFARE Minister Hon. Bishop Emeritus Zephania Kameeta

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Deputy Minister Hon. Aino Kapewangolo

Executive Director Ms Esther Lusepani

Deputy Minister Bernadette Jagger

Executive Director Teofilus Nghitila

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MINISTRY OF MINES & ENERGY Minister Hon. Tom Alweendo

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Deputy Minister Hon. Kornelia Shilunga

Executive Director Mr. Simeon Negumbo

Deputy Minister Hon. Juliet Kavetuna

Executive Director Mr. Ben Nangombe

Deputy Minister Hon. Sankwasa James Sankwasa

Executive Director Mr. Willem Goeiemann

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MINISTRY OF HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES Minister Hon. Dr Kalumbi Shangula

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MINISTRY OF WORKS & TRANSPORT Minister Hon. John Mutorwa

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Private Bag 13406, Windhoek Government Office Park Luther Street Tel: +264 61 293 3351 Fax: +264 61 25 3672 secretary.minister@mheti.gov.na

Deputy Minister Hon. Dr Becky R.K. Ndjoze-Ojo

Executive Director Dr. Alfred Van Kent

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Deputy Minister Hon. Engelbrecht Nawatiseb Tel: +264 61 283 2345 Fax: +264 61 25 8398 aina.shimwino@mict.gov.na

Executive Director Mr. Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana

Tel: +264 61 283 2387 Fax: +264 61 251297 mbeuta.ua-ndjarakana@mict.gov.na

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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, ARTS & CULTURE Minister Hon. Katrina Hanse-Himarwa Private Bag 13186, Windhoek Government Office Park, Luther Street Tel: +264 61 293 3369 Fax: +264 61 22 4277 sec.minister@moe.gov.na www.moe.gov.na

Deputy Minister Hon. Anna Ester Nghipondoka

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Executive Director Ms. Sanet Steenkamp Tel: +264 61 293 3524 Fax: +264 61 25 3671 ps.secretary@moe.gov.na


Private Bag 13320, Windhoek Cohen Building, Kasino Street Tel: +264 61 292 2015 Fax: +264 61 22 5834 leandro.mensah@mha.gov.na

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Private Bag 13184 Government Office Park Luther Street Tel: +264 61 208 7643 cecilie.tjikenda@mawf.gov.na secretary.minister@mawf.gov.na www.mawf.gov.na

Deputy Minister Hon. Anna Shiweda

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Executive Director Amb. Patrick Nandago Tel: +264 61 292 2017 Fax: +264 61 24 3766 dorothy.titus@mha.gov.na

Executive Director Mr. Percy Misika

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Private Bag 13359, Windhoek Juvenis Building Independence Avenue Tel: +264 61 283 8231 Fax: +264 61 22 3545 doreen.sioka@mgecw.gov.na www.mgecw.gov.na

Deputy Minister Hon. Lucia Witbooi

Executive Director Ms. Wilhencia Uiras

Deputy Minister Hon. Priscilla Boois

Executive Director Mr. Peter Amutenya

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MINISTRY OF LAND REFORM Minister Hon. Utoni Nujoma

Private Bag 13343, Windhoek 45 Robert Mugabe Avenue Tel: +264 61 296 5370 Fax: +264 61 25 4737 utoni.nujoma@mlr.gov.na www.mlr.gov.na


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Private Bag 13391, Windhoek NDC Building, Goethe Str Tel: +264 61 270 6510 Fax: +264 61 22 2479 minister.secretary@msyns.gov.na www.msyns.gov.na

Deputy Minister Hon. Agnes Tjongarero

Tel: +264 61 270 6535 Fax: +264 61 22 2213 dmin.secretary@msyns.gov.na

Executive Director Ms. Emma Kantema Gaomas Tel: +264 61 270 6528 Fax: +264 61 24 5764 ps.secretary@msyns.gov.na


Private Bag 13355, Windhoek Brendan Simbwaye Square Cnr Kenneth Kaunda and Goethe Street Tel: +264 61 205 3101 Fax: +264 61 23 3286

Deputy Minister Hon. U. Kauaria

Executive Director Dr. Moses Maurihungirire

Deputy Minister Hon. Billy Mwaningange

Executive Director Mr. (Radm) Peter H Zilho

Tel: +264 61 205 3106 ukauaria@mfmr.gov.na

Tel: +264 61 205 3007 Fax: +264 61 22 4566 moses.maurihungirire@mfmr.gov.na

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE Minister Hon. Penda Ya Ndakolo

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Executive Director Mr. Bro-Matthew Shinguadja

Tel: +264 61 206 6324 Fax: +264 61 252 463 bro.matthewshinguadja@mol.gov.na b.shinguadja@gmail.com

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USING NAMIBIA’S WILDLIFE TO DRIVE A GREEN ECONOMY BY: DR. CHRIS BROWN, CEO OF NCE; COMPILED BY GAIL POTGIETER, INDEPENDENT RESEARCHER. Since the 1960s, Namibia has enacted policies that grant rights and responsibilities to manage and use wild animals to the people living in rural areas. This policy has extended from freehold farms to communal areas since independence. Namibia’s strategy has borne both economic and conservation fruits over the last few decades, and the future of wildlife-based land use is brighter still. As we look into the future, we need to consider local and global environmental and economic trends that Namibia can use to capitalise on its natural resources in order to promote sustainable development. The key environmental trend to consider is climate change, which is predicted to make Namibia even drier than it is today. These predictions reveal that livestock farming will become increasingly difficult: prime cattle farming areas today will become marginal for cattle within the next 25-45 years; similarly, many areas in southern Namibia that are today used for small stock farming will become too dry for any form of livestock (see map). This trend alone indicates the need for the agriculture sector to move towards using indigenous wildlife that is better suited to Namibia’s arid climate than domestic livestock. Current trends within the agriculture sector reveal that farmers are already switching to wildlife use, due to both economic and environmental realities. Economically, wildlife has a competitive advantage over livestock in areas of low rainfall (i.e. < 800 mm per year), which describes all of Namibia and over 60% of southern Africa. The wildlife sector is also more economically diverse than the livestock sector, as game farmers can move beyond meat production by offering trophy hunting or eco-tourism operations that add value to their wildlife. These service-based industries have a much greater potential for growth than agricultural production-based industries. These market and environmental forces have led to the steady growth of commercial game farming in Namibia, whilst cattle and small stock farming continues to decline.


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Long-term wildlife trends in Namibia, showing declines until rights to wildlife were given to farmers on freehold land in 1975 and communal conservancies since the mid-1990s. In the short-term, and in localised areas, wildlife populations fluctuate in response to rainfall. These fluctuations are most notable in the arid western parts of Namibia that are prone to multi-year, severe droughts. Nonetheless, national wildlife trends are positive over the long-term. © C. Brown.

The extension of wildlife ownership rights from freehold to communal land in 1996 was a first, vital step towards including more Namibians in the wildlife-based industry. The communal conservancies that established as a result of this policy earned over N$132 million during 2017, and this figure continues to grow year on year. Like the freehold game farms, these conservancies earn most of their income through ecotourism and trophy hunting, although meat production makes an important contribution to rural food security. Going beyond pure economic gains, Namibia’s policy of devolving wildlife ownership rights to farmers has produced conservation dividends. While the extent of land and number of wildlife conserved in National Parks has grown slowly over time, the land area and wildlife populations conserved on private and communal lands has increased dramatically. Today, National Parks host only 6% of Namibia’s wildlife populations, whilst 12% occurs on communal land and 82% occurs on private land. Considering the broader landscape, communal conservancies now provide a connection between Etosha and Skeleton Coast National Parks, and are a key reason for the expansion of both the lion and elephant populations in this region.


incentivise more farmers, both communal and on freehold land, to conserve rhino on their land as a valuable asset. Legalisation of rhino horn would require international cooperation and strict monitoring protocols, but this can be done. Unlike rhino, conserving buffalo on land outside National Parks would require relatively simple changes to national policies. Disease-free buffalo are extremely valuable as a tourism and trophy species and for live sale, and present no threat to cattle. Yet current laws favour the smaller, shrinking cattle farming industry over the larger, growing wildlife farming industry by preventing game farmers from stocking buffalo. If these legislative barriers were removed, the wildlife industry would grow stronger still, with clear benefits to the national economy and Namibian citizens.

Rainfall in Namibia increases in a north-easterly direction. The dark brown line represents the current boundary between areas to the north east where large stock (i.e. cattle) and the south west where small stock can be farmed. Areas with <100 mm rainfall per year are unsuitable for any livestock. Climate change predictions reveal that the large stock-small stock boundary will shift further north and east over time, such that 9 million hectares will be lost for cattle farming by 2045, and 18 million by 2065. Š L. Brown. Namibia can be proud of its growing wildlife industry and subsequent conservation achievements, but there is much room for further economic and conservation growth. First, the economic returns per hectare of wildlife on communal conservancies remain a fraction of that achieved on freehold game farms. There remains scope for improving this situation by introducing more efficient business practices and capturing larger proportions of the income generated through ecotourism and hunting for the conservancies. These improved economic gains must be accompanied by more advanced systems of governance to ensure that they are translated into tangible benefits for conservancy members. Second, the wildlife sector on both freehold and communal land will benefit by removing barriers to including high-value wildlife species and wildlife products in the wildlife economy. These species include black and white rhino, and buffalo. Rhino horn is more valuable than gold, and is a renewable resource â&#x20AC;&#x201C; dehorned rhinos can grow their horns back within a couple of years. Currently, farmers may view rhinos as a liability due to the resources required to protect them from poachers; legalising trade in rhino horn could

Third, and finally, the wildlife industry can generate greater financial returns per hectare, contribute more meaningfully to biodiversity conservation goals and become more sustainable in the long-term by operating at a landscape level. Namibia can learn valuable lessons in this regard from neighbouring South Africa of what not to do, where the wildlife industry has become increasingly intensive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; game animals are bred in ever-smaller camps, and have consequently lost much of their genetic variability. Also, breeding species with unnatural colours and caged lion hunting has severely damaged the conservation reputation of South Africa; in the medium-to-long-term this will result in negative economic performance. These intensive systems are unsustainable, as wildlife may lose their natural adaptations to the environment, and require continuous management. Instead, Namibia has the opportunity to open up larger, continuous landscapes through the conservancy system, which require less management and are more attractive for tourism and hunters. In this way, the country could restore ecosystems to close to their former state whilst simultaneously stimulating economic

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growth and job creation, further bolstering its reputation as a forerunner in sustainable development.

Communal conservancies are underperforming in terms of economic returns per hectare when compared with freehold farming areas. Increasing the income to communal conservancies from wildlife-based land use needs to be prioritised. Shown here (from left to right) are the returns per hectare for the 10 top-earning communal conservancies, livestock farming in the Khomas region, livestock and wildlife mixed farming in the Khomas region, and exclusive wildlife farming © C. Brown

Namibia has already made great strides towards developing a thriving wildlifebased economy, but that is no reason to rest on our laurels. Globally, wilderness areas are shrinking, ecosystems are being destroyed and fragmented, and climate change threatens rural livelihoods. Although not immune to these dangers, Namibia is now ideally placed to capitalise on these global trends by further expanding its ‘green economy’ to include high-value species and wildlife products, and focus on larger, intact ecosystems. Our communal and freehold conservancies are ideally placed to realise this goal, and it is therefore imperative that we continue to invest in these structures. If Namibia’s wildlife and wilderness areas are fully recognised as its comparative competitive advantage on the global economic stage, the future will be green indeed.

Rhino and buffalo are high value game species that could further improve income from wildlife in Namibia; national and international policies should be amended to remove the barriers to including these species in the wildlife economy. © Paul van Schalkwyk


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The communal and freehold conservancies in Namibia have expanded the land area for wildlife conservation. In 1990 the only formal areas for wildlife were National Parks, by 2017 the conservancies host more wildlife than the National Parks Š NACSO In response to environmental and economic conditions, farmers have switched to wildlife production over time, which is shown by increasing wildlife numbers and decreasing cattle and small stock numbers between the early 1970s and 2009. From Turpie et al. (2010), Š MET.

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sceptics still abound and lack of understanding is common. However, green makes good business sense, and does not cost nearly as much as the uninformed believe. Global research proves increased building value, higher rental income, improved tenant retention, lower operating costs, enhanced productivity and health benefits. “This not only provides warm fuzzy feelings, it impacts the bottom line”, says Glenn Howard of Emcon Consulting Engineers, whose office is a leading green retrofit. In the long run, sustainable businesses will be those who adopt a more benign way of operating. Building owners who embrace sustainability will be market leaders.

Many perceive green building, especially its more sophisticated manifestations, to be relevant only to places like Europe, NorthAmerica, Japan, etc. However, escalating climate breakdown affects everyone.

worsen the industry’s position if not addressed by radically reducing the carbon footprint and other environmental impacts of buildings. Green building is thus an essential part of planning for Namibia’s future.

“…over a 20-year period, annual losses due to climate change impacts on the natural resource base alone could be 1 - 6 % of the Namibian GDP. … this translates to annual losses from N$490 million to N$1, 4 billion ….” Namibia’s National Policy on Climate (2011)

The Namibian construction industry has contracted by up to two-thirds since the Government’s reduction in spending, which affected employment, buying power and the country’s tax base. Where does green building stand in all this?

Construction and use of buildings and infrastructure exacerbate the effects of climate change and in turn, the industry is harshly affected by climate change’s economic impacts. Downturns in the construction industry have a serious knock-on effect on the Namibian economy, as is currently experienced. This negative feedback loop will just


Buildings typically consume 40% of the world’s energy and 25% of the planet’s fresh water, whereas Namibia’s poor still do not have universal access to safe, convenient and affordable energy and clean water. As water and energy are also costly consumer overheads, savings in the formal building sector can release more of these resources for the poor. This provides an opportunity

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to do good for society, the environment and the bottom line. Green building and infrastructure has been designed to use minimal resources during construction and implementation, creates a healthy physical and social environment for its users, and has a tiny environmental footprint. In some cases it can have a net zero or negative footprint, such as when it generates more energy than it uses, reduces pollution, increases biodiversity and/or improves the health, safety, social and economic conditions of the people in and around it. Buildings doing this might sound like a tall order, but are realistically achievable in Namibia. In Namibia, the green building industry is starting, but still has many hurdles to overcome, one being reluctance to engage with climate change as a reality. Despite overwhelming evidence, climate change

The misconception that ‘Green Building is more expensive than conventional’ is common. It can be so if priorities are not set well and only high-tech solutions are pursued. Examples of these are if a client requires a large west-facing glass façade which heats the building excessively, or electronic building management installed but efficiency not addressed. However, considerate design, such as good orientation, and management interventions, such as energy efficiency will save capital and running costs. Well-designed green buildings and technology can thus be considerably less expensive than conventional. The Green Star certification programme of the Green Building Council of Namibia encourages the industry to turn green. It provides an opportunity to owners, consultants and builders to pursue and assess the overall environmental impact of their projects without subjective influences. Green


Star certification is not biased and allows various approaches, emphasising quantitative evaluation – in other words, measurement of performance. The wide spectrum of green building range from frugal, low technology approaches using passive design, to sophisticated high-technology solutions that include smart metering and other digital innovations. These two extremes are not mutually exclusive and in many cases a thoughtful hybrid of low- and high-tech is the best solution for a project. Construction industry stakeholders are currently assessing what should be considered the ‘new normal’. The 25 fat years following Independence are most likely going to be followed by at least 25 lean years. Green building offers many opportunities and solutions to facing this uncertain future, including the discovery of new markets and expanding of existing markets. For example, Namibia’s tourism industry is reliant on the natural environment and

conservation, and sustainability thus is very much a factor when building or upgrading tourism establishments. Construction players with good environmental track records have thus seen a growing demand for their services from the tourism sector both inand outside Namibia. This same can be said for donor-funded projects, where international agencies are increasingly demanding sustainable design and construction. Namibians can improve skills and use local Green building experience, to gain a competitive edge in exporting services and goods for projects elsewhere, regardless of funding systems. Most of our building stock is existing and clients are less able to build new. Existing buildings have typically been constructed using older, more wasteful technologies. Their energy and water impacts are thus considerable, and even minor renovations and refurbishments present an opportunity for significant improvement. Emcon’s offices show what can be

achieved. They received a 6-Star Green Star SA (GSSA) Existing Building Performance (EBP) certification in early 2016. The offices incorporate solar power generation and numerous energy efficient technologies to use 79% less energy than the average office building, while 48% water savings were achieved well before the present drought. Pursuing green construction will reduce the impacts of climate change and can introduce resilience in the construction industry to deal with such impacts. It can minimise local environmental problems such as the rising demand and reduced supply of water. As green construction focuses on using as much local materials and labour as possible, it can help develop a more sustainable supply sector instead of importing most materials from elsewhere. Green construction includes addressing socio-economic issues and can benefit communities by creating new allied employment (such as mentioned in the supply industry), promoting business opportunities within building

designs, addressing transport issues which affect the lower income population sector and provide more affordable construction such as housing. A sustainable construction industry sector is thus an important component of a future Namibian economy and can contribute much more to employment and GDP than is currently perceived. With development of specialist professionals, contractors and goods, it can even give a boost to the GNP with such skills being employed regionally and internationally. Coupled with the difficult economic situation, Namibia is one of the most vulnerable countries regarding climate change. Green building offers several solutions to these problems. It is thus important that the construction industry assume some responsibility and leave ‘business as usual’ behind to participate in green building. This will mean seriously grappling with the challenges and grasping the opportunities inherent in sustainable building practice.

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expired medication, etc – which too should not end up in the landfill. Other initiatives include our awareness campaigns – the Kids Recycling poster and 3 R poster, the “Say No to the Straw” Campaign and the balloon campaign under the banner of “What goes Up must come Down”

The Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF), a nonpolitical, non-profit making organisation was founded in 2012 after a number of likeminded organisations saw the need for an umbrella body to promote, create awareness and advance initiatives achieving the 3 R’s of Reducing, Reusing and Recycling.

• Growing from the original six founder members, the Forum now consist of close on 40 members – ranging from waste and recycling collectors, to organisations, entrepreneurs and individuals keen to encourage and implement sustainable environmental practices. Membership of the RNF allows its members: • to speak in a unified voice on environmental issues that may affect Namibia as a country and the stakeholders individually; • it creates a platform for the exchange of information, knowledge and skills related to waste management and connected sustainable environmental practices; and thereby increase own business opportunities; • To join and support projects and events that will promote the 3 R’s of reducing, reusing and recycling, thus making a tangible difference to minimising the impact on Namibia and its resources • To support and create employment opportunities, either by way of “green jobs” or guiding upcoming SME’s to make a sustainable contribution to upholding


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the 3 R’s For visible association to the RNF as proof of your commitment to sustainable projects and products; Have access to database and resources related to waste management and recycling; Because it’s the right thing to do to ensure your children and their children enjoy the beauty of a clean Namibia.


The RNF started off with a focus on educating and engaging the youth in recycling, by way of its Schools Recycling Competition. 55 schools (in Windhoek, Swakopmund and the north) are participating in this competition, and the top schools are awarded cash prizes sponsored by our members. The participating schools collect on average around 80 to 100 tons of recyclables per annum. By educating and encouraging the youth on the importance of recycling, we believe we create a generation of environmentally conscious Namibian citizens. Finding sustainable solutions for some waste management issues is another component of the RNF’s work – and here we have launched our used household batteries collection bins in Windhoek and at the coast – courtesy of our members and the local authorities. The batteries are safely disposed of at the hazardous waste section in Windhoek and Walvis Bay. We are now looking at expanding this to include other commodities such as used light bulbs,

Given our President’s call in 2018 to clean up Namibia, the RNF has coordinated sponsorships and support for numerous clean up campaigns throughout Namibia. With our members’ support, we actively encourage that each and every clean up should include the separation of waste into recyclable and non-recyclable items – in order to raise awareness that trash can have value – and that recyclables should not go to landfills or dumpsites. Currently, nearly 50% of what goes to the landfill, could have been recycled. To supplement our involvement in clean ups, a booklet was compiled by the RNF that outlines how to plan, and host a successful clean up campaign. This booklet can be downloaded from the RNF website. The RNF also launched Namibia’s very first “Green Directory” – in which all service providers are welcome to list their products and services free of charge. This will enable the general public to easily search, and find the closest service provider in their areas – whether it is to find out where to take your old printer cartridges, vehicle batteries, etc. We are confident that as this Directory grows, more and more products will be responsibly disposed of. (www.rnf.com.na/green-directory/)

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According to UN, 80 % of all electronics are dumped illegally instead of being recycled and others”, says Mr. Hansen, and continues “my hope for Namibia, and Africa in general, is that we with NamiGreen find the support from all companies, organizations and local government in Namibia and Africa to implement the solutions and learn from the mistakes made in Europe over generations, so that Africa does not end up as a waste-dump”, says Mr. Hansen.

Old and broken electronics, aka electronic waste, pose serious threats to the environment and human health but also job creation opportunities if handled correctly. In a recent study from the United Nations, 80 % of all electronic devices consumed worldwide are never recycled when these devices reach end-of-life. The immediate consequences of a ’non-recycling policy’, are steadily growing landfills, dire pollution and harming of precious ecosystems for current and future generations. According to the World Health Organisation, electronic devices contains harmful materials such as lead, cadmium, chromium, brominated flame retardants and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). All these materials are found to be harming human health and animal life as well. Several medical studies have, furthermore, linked these harmful materials to cancer and birth defects. Also, there are health risks associated with inhalation of toxic fumes from electronic waste, as well as from accumulation of chemicals in soil, water and food. In 2021, it is estimates that around 42,000,000,000 (that’s billions) kg of electronic waste will be dumped in landfills, on illegal dump sites or burned over open-pit fires. Obviously, someone needs to step in before the world’s ever-growing need for electronics come out of control – there is basically no time to wait, according to the UN. NamiGreen, an electronic waste management company in Namibia, has made it is mission to deal with the large amounts of electronic waste produced by companies, citizens and organisations. Electronic waste is also known as e-waste. NamiGreen, founded in 2018 after taking over existing e-waste operations in Namibia, aims at getting rid of e-waste in Africa, using safe and legal recycling procedures. While doing so the company has created local jobs already, and are ready to expand operations. According to the company’s CEO, Mr. Per E. Hansen, Africa is the perfect place to start recycling e-waste; he explains that among the continents, Africa only recycles 0.5 % of e-waste generated, which leaves room for improvement and opportunity. In comparison, Europe recycles 35 % of all e-waste generated. The CEO of NamiGreen is from Denmark, a country that recycles 100 % of all its waste categories – not just e-waste. ”Basically, we have no landfills left in Denmark. The Danish government decided some odd 20 years ago to find solutions for the growing amounts of household waste, tossed out furniture, building materials

NamiGreen has already started collaboration with several ministries in Namibia and has recently installed e-waste recycling bins at the Ministry of Education and Art premises in Government Park, Windhoek. The company has teamed up with nationwide logistics company, Transworld Cargo, to offer companies and citizens a booking service for collection of used and broken electronics. More than 200 of the largest companies in Namibia have already successfully recycled e-waste with NamiGreen.


A large part of electronic devices consists of plastics. “NamiGreen recycles 100 % of all e-waste received – nothing is landfilled. If we can’t recycle a given waste fraction, we store it until technology can help us. That’s our philosophy.”, says the CEO. One fraction the company has just started recycling is plastics from e-waste, so that it does not end up in the landfill. After several ground-tests and laboratory results, the company can now successfully recycle e-waste plastics.

Finished shreds of e-waste plastics mixed with other plastic types are bagged. Metal parts are also removed, at the 300 sqm NamiGreen recycling facility in Windhoek. Read more at www.namigreen.com

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Amidst rapidly growing concerns globally and with 14 of the world’s 20 megacities already affected, water scarcity is a serious threat to the continued existence of the world’s population and a challenge that will require innovative solutions if humans are to conquer. Water reclamation and reuse can enable communities to strategically link the distribution and use of locally available water resources even to the point of supplying potable water, in particular in areas where sustainable water supply has become a major challenge. This approach is not new and it might surprise many that the Direct Reclamation or Reuse for Potable supply or Direct Potable Reuse(DPR) as it is more commonly referred to has been practised in the capital city of Namibia for more than 50 years. Against the background of a looming global water emergency this exigent example of what is possible when a pressing need is solved through the application of innovative technical solutions certainly warrants a closer look. Windhoek, capital of Namibia, is located on the central inland plateau off the south western coast of the African continent at about 1700m AMSL. This semi-arid environment receives on average 360mm of precipitation annually with extreme variability and annual rainfall totals of less than a 100mm p.a. Together with the complete absence of any viable natural water resources, the closest perennial river is more than 700km away, this renders sustainable water supply to the city extremely challenging. Extreme water scarcity has therefore been part and parcel of historical Windhoek water supply and although initial settlement was supported and even encouraged by natural occurring springs and wells groundwater reserves soon dwindled with growing population pressure and in the mid-1950s the town faced a serious water shortage. At this time demand had risen to nearly 4 million cubic meters per annum while the sustainable yield of all available sources could only provide 2.6 million cubic meters of water per annum. A commission tasked with investigating the dilemma looked at a number of alternatives including


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developing several dam sites at great cost and subsequent operational burden due to long distance water transfers. Also among the proposed solutions, although at lower ranked priority, was the reuse of treated wastewater which the municipality was convinced was a viable option. Cost considerations in comparison to building a dam dictated that the City Council started to explore this option in all earnest. Although the idea was around since the early 1950’s in 1961 the Windhoek municipality renewed their relationship with the Water Research Council in South Africa to research and develop DPR as a viable supply source. Extensive piloting followed from 1962 to 1965 which led to a full scale plant design based on the site of the water treatment plant downstream of Goreangab dam. In 1966 the design of the full scale facility with a capacity of 4.8Ml/a was completed based on the research in the prior period. Construction started in 1967 and was completed in 1968. This made Windhoek the first place in the world where purified household sewage was reclaimed for drinking purposes. The plant was an immediate success producing between 15 and 25% of all drinking water within the first year of production. Following the implementation of the DPR production plant in Windhoek the duplicate research facility in Pretoria, South Africa was retained as an important research and development facility. In the following years until the end of the 1970’s no less than four (4) upgrades to the Windhoek plant was implemented after successful testing at the so called Stander research plant in Pretoria. In the early years confidence on the side of the national authorities was low and the Windhoek DPR plant was only declassified as a “research facility” in the early 1980’s. During this period the facility was continuously and extensively monitored by four (4) independent laboratories coupled by an intensive reporting programme. In terms of public acceptance there is no report of any major objections to the implementation from the Windhoek civil society and it would seem that the major water shortage in the mid to late 1950’s coupled to a lack of viable alternatives was

enough to quench any public objections. What is even more interesting is that during the next major drought in 1982/83 the public criticised the City Council for allowing treated water from downstream of the sewerage plant back into nature without reusing it to augment supply. In fact this criticism was enough to push through a decision by the Council to expand the capacity of the plant for increased production from this source. Over time, instead of revolting to the idea, the residents of Windhoek built up a sense of pride in their rather unique form of water supply. Resident are also acutely aware of the importance of this critical augmentation source as in the 1996/97 drought the DPR and emergency expansions to the facility again helped the authorities to pull through in terms of not running out of water as was the case in the recent 2014-2016 drought. As a matter of fact the 1996/97 drought was the driver to further research and running a pilot facility gathering over 400 days of viable data which led to the construction of a completely new 21Ml/d production facility. Backed by sound research the new facility deviated from the then current and faithful design by introducing ozone in combination with Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) as well as membrane filtration in the form of Ultra Filtration (UF) as the final barrier. The design was also based on a solid “multibarrier” design approach whereby multiple barriers were employed against all targeted parameters, an approach which still serves the facility well in the removal of a continuous barrage of micro-pollutants and contaminants of emerging concern. In addition to the multiple barrier design approach the City of Windhoek actually employs a number of fundamentals to ensure consistent quality production and safe supply to its residents. Among these are the restriction of feed source water to domestic or household effluent due to the huge variability and unpredictable nature of industrial and other effluent. Extensive monitoring of the entire water cycle from the point of discharge of wastewater up to the point of consumption by residents is considered key to ensure proper control over water quality in the supply


basin. As an additional safe guard all final water produced is blended with water from a natural source (surface water or groundwater) in the ration of no more than 1:2, thereby ensuring an adequate dilution factor of any undetected contaminants in the final water, should this ever be the case. After all it is all about ensuring a quality supply and maintaining the hard earned trust of the residents and the Council is painfully aware that a single blunder can destroy 50 years of trust and hard work in a single heartbeat. This would be catastrophic for a town which currently rely on this source for about 30% of its supply and with no viable alternatives. Looking into the future it is clear that supply sources for Windhoek would need to be expanded and that this would come at great cost due to the unavailability of any water locally. It is therefore imperative that reuse remain a part of the supply strategy to ensure that available water is optimally consumed. This is the strategy of Windhoek, but one that might soon make sense as a sustainable resolution to water woes in many other places across the world.


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Namibia is the driest country in Sub-Saharan Africa Namibia is the only country in Sub-Saharan Africa which contain no permanent water bodies (lakes or rivers); Namibia is wedged between two deserts, the Namib Desert along the western seaboard and the Kalahari Desert making up much of the eastern border with Botswana; The annual evaporation in a large part of Namibia exceeds the average annual rainfall by a factor of 10; Less than 2% of precipitation (rainfall) actually generates runoff with the potential for detainment in surface dams; It is estimated that about 50% of the water retained in surface dams supplying the Central Areas is lost to evaporation before it can be beneficially utilized; The typical sustainable annual yield of a surface dam in Namibia is less than 10% of its total volume; Windhoek was the first city in the world to recycle wastewater for direct supply of drinking water; The future water supply to the critically short Central Areas of Namibia might have to be imported over 800km from the Okavango river. Desalination of seawater is investigated as an Desalinating seawater is typically 1.4 times more expensive per cubic meter of water produced than recycling wastewater for potable use and several times more energy intensive.

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In June 2007, the International Labour Conference (ILC) discussed the promotion of sustainable enterprises. Strong and efficient markets need strong and effective institutions. Promoting sustainable enterprises is also about ensuring that human, financial and natural resources are combined equitably and efficiently in order to spur innovation and increase productivity. In the past years the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has developed and refined a methodology on how to assess the Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE). A business-friendly environment is crucial for both enterprises and their workers as societies prosper when enterprises grow and create employment. There is limited value in promoting enterprise development for the creation of employment and decent work in an environment that is hostile to enterprises. This is especially relevant for the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which are often hit harder by an unconducive business environment as well as for informal enterprises who may choose to remain informal if the costs of formalising are too high. The ILO was requested by the Namibian Employers’ Federation (NEF) to undertake an assessment of EESE in Namibia. The process was launched in November 2016, a survey of 683 enterprises and their workers was carried out in 2017, the results were validated in 2018, and the final EESE report was launched on 28 June 2018. During the EESE process in Namibia, eight of the 17 conditions were prioritised by organised business and organised labour as critically important for Namibia to address. These were: • Social dialogue • Enabling legal and regulatory environment • Fair competition • Access to financial services • Physical infrastructure • Entrepreneurial culture • Education, training and lifelong learning • Adequate social protection.

businesses alike do not understand labour legislation or labour laws well enough to implement them, or if they do, they are seen as obstacles to business. Lack of information appears to be the biggest barrier to the formalisation of businesses in Namibia. Lack of collateral was the leading obstacle for entrepreneurs.


Doing business can be difficult in Namibia and there are many barriers to entrepreneurship, some in terms of skills and training, and others in terms of a challenging environment. There are, however, certain concerted efforts to support entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, as are reflected in policies that promote SME development, business linkages, and SME financing. The survey results highlighted the need for more efforts to be made towards entrepreneurship development, tertiary and vocational education, and general human resource development.


The development of sustainable enterprises and the protection of the environment require sustainable production and consumption patterns. The most striking impact of climate change is the interference with food security. Agriculture is the source of livelihood for a large section of the population, and it is dependent on rainfall, which is increasingly unpredictable. Livestock herders are affected by climate variability in the form of droughts. Food insecurity leads to the working population becoming weak, the inability to work has income effects that compound health problems, and the malnutrition leads to a higher susceptibility to disease. Unreliable water availability has an effect on the crops and prices, but also impacts the outbreak of diseases like malaria, cholera, diarrhea, and typhoid.


On 19 November 2018 a joint meeting was held with the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) to plan a roll-out of the



The EESE Namibia Survey showed that most respondents were not convinced that the Government of Namibia (GRN) actively promotes social dialogue and makes use of the process to decide policy. Accordingly, 33% did not have enough knowledge, 31% thought tripartite social dialogue was promoted to a limited extent, and only a relatively low 6% agreed that the government actively promoted social dialogue. The right to form trade unions and to strike are protected by the Constitution but participation in social dialogue processes tends to be low, as most of the economy is informal.


The EESE Survey found that there is concern that the overall environment is not conducive to entrepreneurship and business development. Most respondents agreed that formal and informal


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A copy of the EESE report is available from the NEF offices or electronically on request.


EESE recommendations. The three main actions will be: • Advocacy for the reduction of red tape and bureaucracy, making it easier for businesses to operate and to encourage investment - whether local or foreign. • Support improved education, training and lifelong learning and promotion of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system. This has already commenced with the promotion and establishment of the formal apprenticeships programme in cooperation with the Namibia Training Authority (NTA). There will also be more encouragement for companies to take on job attachments and to offer internships. • Develop a culture of entrepreneurship among the youth of Namibia, encouraging them to establish new businesses and to thus employ more people. These will be the main aims of NEF during 2019 and into the future.

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Freedom of the press and other media is enshrined in the Namibian Constitution (Article 21 (1) (a)) and the country has a vibrant and diverse media landscape served by public, commercial and community media houses. Broadcasting services in Namibia are regulated by the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN). Radio has by far the largest reach and a wide variety of public, commercial and community radio stations are licensed. The public broadcaster, the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), dominates radio, reaching close to 80% of the population. In addition to the National Service, which broadcasts in English, the corporation also has eight language services. There are no fewer than 13 commercial radio stations serving a diverse range of listeners with formats ranging from news, talk and sport to music and request programmes. Well-known stations with an extensive reach include 99FM, Radiowave, Kosmos, Energy 100 FM, Fresh FM, Omulunga and Hitradio. West Coast FM serves the Erongo region, while Rapids FM broadcasts from Rundu in the Kavango East region. Channel 7, the first private radio station in Namibia, began broadcasting in December 1993. It is a community radio station run by the Media Network for Christ. Today, there are more than a dozen active community radio stations, serving different audiences, regions and tertiary institutions. With three channels, NBC also dominates the television media in terms of reach and the number of viewers. MultiChoice Namibia offers two pay TV services: DStv, a digital satellite service and GOtv, a digital terrestrial service which provides affordable family entertainment. One Africa Television, the first free-to-air commercial television station in Namibia began broadcasting in 2003. The only regulatory requirement for newspapers is to register with the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology in terms of the Newspaper and Imprint Registration Act, Act 63 of 1971.


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Registration is a matter of course and no newspaper has ever been denied registration. Namibians have a choice of four commercial daily newspapers in English, Afrikaans and German and a state-owned daily newspaper – despite the country’s small population and long-distance distribution networks. There are also five commercial weekly English newspapers, an Oshiwambo newspaper and a regional newspaper published jointly by New Era Publications Corporation and the state-owned Zimbabwe Newspapers (Ltd).


Unlike the newspaper industry, the country only has a few home-grown magazines that have stood the test of time. The locally produced magazines cater for specific niches such as tourism, current affairs, and business or are published by nongovernmental organisations. A wide variety of South African magazines are, however, sold in retail outlets.


During the past few years social and online media have dramatically changed the way news is sourced, disseminated and consumed. All newspapers, radio stations and television broadcasters have an online presence that enables them to publish breaking news, interact with their readers and keep track of website traffic. Two Namibian newspapers only have an online presence, while there is also an online news service and a news app for mobile phones and tablets.


The Namibian media is regulated by the Self-Regulatory Code of Ethics and Conduct for print, broadcast and online media and the Office of the Ombudsman. These mechanisms were established by the Editors’ Forum of Namibia (EFN) which was launched in June 2007 after several previous attempts to form a self-regulatory body had failed. The EFN adopted a Code of Ethics for the Namibian Media in July 2009 following wide-ranging consultations with the media.


The Office of the Media Ombudsman, where members of the public can lay complaints, became operational in November of the same year. Media Ombudsman John Nakuta said in his report to the ENF’s 2018 annual general meeting that he had received on average two complaints per month since he took office on 1 September 2017. He received the highest number of complaints during the week of 5 November 2018 when six complaints were registered following the online publication by a weekly newspaper of a suicide photograph of a murder-accused. The newspaper is not a member of the EFN and in this regard Nakuta said one of the limitations of the EFN’s code is that the Media Ombudsman has no jurisdiction over non-members of the EFN, freelance journalists and advertising agencies. The original code was extensively revised and consolidated and also made applicable to online media in 2017. Included, under the Complaints Procedures of the Code, is a N$50 000 fine that a media house is obliged to pay after two and subsequent violations of the Code. The proceeds collected will be used to further publicise the Code and provide training. The EFN is not a statutory body and consequently membership is voluntary. Four newspapers, seven radio stations, the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) and One Africa Television and Radio 99 were members as at November 2018.


Namibia’s ranking on the World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) dropped from 24th in the world in 2017 to 26th in 2018. As a result, the country is no longer the bestranked African country – a title which is now held by Ghana which ranks 23rd on the index. Namibia was ranked 17th in the world in 2015 and 2016 but dropped to 24th in 2017. Reporters Without Borders said that although Namibia’s constitution guarantees free speech and protects journalists, the lack of a freedom-of-information law continues to obstruct their work.

‘Those who dare to criticise the authorities are often the target of government threats and seek a refuge on the Internet, where they are not subject to control. At the same time, self-censorship is common in the state-owned media. Public order and security legislation are often used to restrict the freedom to inform, while journalists are sometimes the targets of insults or attacks by political parties. Progovernment media receive a large chunk of their revenue available from advertising, which threatens the financial prospects of the privately owned media and independent news coverage.’


Namibia improved its score in the 2017 Freedom of the Press report compiled by Freedom House from 33 points in 2016 to 32 in 2017. Namibia ranks third after Cape Verde and Mauritius which are the two top-ranked Sub-Saharan countries. The report is published annually by Freedom House, an American government-funded non-governmental organisation that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights. Countries and territories are scored on 23 methodology questions divided into three broad categories: the legal environment, the political environment and the economic environment. The total best score ranges from 0 (best) to 100 (worst).


Namibia has a vibrant and highly competitive media advertising environment notwithstanding the country’s small population. A relatively large number of advertising agencies provide a variety of services, ranging from campaigns, brand marketing and events and activities to media planning, web and online media. Advertising spending is split between electronic media (radio and television), newspapers, online and social media, as well as outdoor advertising. The industry operates in a free environment without any statutory regulatory body or a voluntary watchdog, but outdoor advertising in urban areas are subject to municipal regulations.

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Braveart is more than a stock image website, it is a platform for creatives to showcase their unique content. Currently only for photographers, but soon to include designers and artists, the platform will allow contributors to upload their distinct individual content as a resource tool for use by those in the media industry.


Wholly Namibian owned, Braveart is the brainchild of two Namibian women, both visionary leaders in their respective fields: Susan Nel, a professional photographer who has been capturing moments for over 12 years Nelett Loubser, a graphic designer with over 14 years’ experience in the visual communication industry. Braveart brings an edge to your projects with a strong appeal to local businesses. Our carefully curated photographs portray visually interesting and compelling content relevant to the Namibian context. We illustrate Namibian lifestyle, culture, industry and business through the lens of local Namibian artists. Braveart is an authentic portrayal of life in Namibia, a two-way street for photographers and designers to showcase their portfolios and artistic flair.


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Braveart provides a safe and secure platform for Namibian visual artists to showcase and sell their work to the creative, publishing and public market seeking niche local content. The platform is easily accessible for both contributors and clients, and a valuable tool to bring together the creative visual industry in Namibia, recognising the growing visual arts industry in the Land of the Brave.


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AGRICULTURE Namibia’s commercial agricultural sector is complemented by a large informal sector which is characterised by subsistence farming. Following the sector’s recovery in 2017, when it grew by 12.6% from a low base, the Bank of Namibia expected growth to slow down to 3.0% in 2018 and 4.7% in 2019. Around 70% of the country’s population depends directly or indirectly on agriculture for their income, livelihood and food. The sector is one of the largest employers and its direct contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) stood at 4.5% in 2017. The desired outcome for the Agricultural Sector and Food Security in Namibia’s Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) is to reduce the proportion of food-insecure individuals from 25% in 2016 to 12% and to increase food production by 30% cumulatively between 2017 and 2022. Livestock farming, which accounts for nearly 56% of the total agricultural output, continues to dominate the sector. Beef accounts for close to 60% of agricultural exports and generated revenue of N$3.4 billion in 2017. The total number of cattle marketed in the first ten months of 2018 decreased by nearly 5% to 350 600 compared to 368 321 for the corresponding period in 2017. Sheep and goats accounted for close to 15% of revenue in 2017. Prolonged droughts, unpredictable rainfall, periodic outbreaks of diseases and pests, as well as the industry’s beef value chain which is not internationally competitive are some of the major challenges the sector faces. Uncertainty about land reform, especially the abolition the willing-buyer willing-seller principle, created unease in the commercial farming sector in 2018. The small stock-marketing scheme, which was implemented in 2004, remains a contentious issue that has impacted on agriculture.


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In his address to the 2018 Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) congress, union president Ryno van der Merwe said the NAU supports the ‘… government’s value-addition policy as long as it contributes to economic growth, creation of additional employment and unlocks value to the advantage of all participants’. He pointed out, however, that ‘Unfortunately the implementation of the value addition policy at all cost has the potential to destroy the noble intention thereof. The producer-price difference between forced local slaughtering and what the producers could have earned through live export has increased the cost of the Namibian producer. Sheep production has decreased from 1.2 million to 700 000 with a loss of more employment opportunities in the primary sector than what was created in the secondary sector,’ Van der Merwe said. Agronomy & horticulture is another important agricultural subsector. Although this sub-sector has expanded significantly over the past decade, Namibia produces only 35% of its vegetables, largely as a result of the seasonality of crop production. Less than 4% of the annual demand of 730 tonnes of fruit is produced locally. The Namibian Agronomy Board increased the market share promotion (MSP) from 44% to 47% with effect from 1 December 2018. Importers of fresh produce must now buy 47% from local producers before they can obtain a permit to import the remaining 53%. The increase is expected to generate an additional income of N$20 million for Namibian producers. Export earnings from table grapes, which account for close to 80% of horticultural exports, stood at N$818 million in 2017. Europe is the main market for table grapes, while smaller volumes are exported to South Africa and the Middle East. The Middle East is the main market for locally produced dates. Total exports of these two produce amount to close to 4 000 tonnes a year.



An estimated 45 million hectares of land in Namibia are affected by bush encroachment which reduces the productivity of agricultural land. In its quest to use biomass technologies that use harvested invader thorn bush, the Cheetah Conservation Fund’s (CCF) Biomass Technology Demonstration Centre outside Otjiwarongo was completed in early 2017. The research will focus on the manufacturing of briquette logs, charcoal hex logs and lump charcoal, as well as electricity generation based on pyrolysis – a process which converts biomass to gases and liquids that can be used to generate power – during the centre’s first phase. Wood-pellet production is among the technologies that will be researched in the second phase. The De-bushing Advisory Service, an information platform for bush control and value-addition opportunities for bush encroachment, launched a guide on the production of animal feed from encroacher bush in November 2018. The guide was published after extensive research and tests conducted between April 2016 and July 2017 provided scientific evidence that encroacher bush can be processed into stock fodder and that it does not have any health risks for stock, provided it is used correctly.

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AGRA - AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRY RELATED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Private Bag 12011 Tel: +264 61 290 9111 www.agra.com.na

NAMIBIA NATIONAL FARMERS UNION Tel: +264 61 271 117 info@nnfu.org.na www.nnfu.org.na

The poultry sub-sector has grown significantly in the past few years and contributed N$850 million to the country’s economy in 2017. The sub-sector enjoys infant industry protection and imports of frozen chicken portions are limited to 1 500 tonnes a month. Around 1 900 tonnes of the monthly demand of 2 500 tonnes for broilers are produced locally. Namibia ranks among the top wood charcoal exporters in the world and generated N$185 million in exports in 2017. The industry expects to grow exports by 25% between 2016, when total production stood at nearly 217 000 tonnes, and 2020. In addition to supplying the local market, charcoal is exported to South Africa, the United Kingdom, Greece and Germany. Other European markets include France, Belgium, Portugal and Poland. Dairy farming, game farming, trophy hunting and pig farming are other important agricultural sub-sectors. 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


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PROVIDING NAMIBIA WITH QUALITY ANIMAL FEED SOLUTIONS Feedmaster has been providing Namibian farmers with high quality livestock feed with a variety of over 50 different animal feed products since its establishment in 1983. Feedmaster is invested in extensive research and is intensively involved in organised agricultural activities in Namibia. Feedmaster provides farmers with a variety of products for cattle, sheep, goats, horses and even pet foods. These goods are available countrywide making Feedmaster a truly proud Namibian enterprise.

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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.

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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

MEAT BOARD OF NAMIBIA +264 61 275 830 info@nammic.com.na www.namic.com.na


WE LOVE OUR MEAT Premium quality Namibian meat controlled and guaranteed by the Meat Board across the value chain according to highest quality and safety standards.

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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!

www.npi.com.na | T: +264 61 290 1700 | F: +264 61 246 137

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BUSINESS AND PUBLIC SERVICES Article 98 (1) of the Namibian Constitution makes provision for an economic order ‘… based on the principles of a mixed economy with the objective of securing economic growth, prosperity and a life of human dignity for all Namibians’. In terms of Article 98 (2) the country’s economy shall be based on several forms of ownership, among them public, private and joint public-private. Efficient, effective and quality service delivery in the private and the public sector is essential for economic growth, development and investment. The private sector is well developed and provides a wide range of services such as retail and wholesale trade, financial services (banking, insurance and investments), advertising and marketing, tourism and hospitality, business services, transport, and a variety of other services.


Namibia ranked 107th out of 190 economies for the ease of doing business with a score of 60.53 – a slight improvement on its 2018 score of 59.94, but one place lower than in the 2018 report. The country ranked ninth in Sub-Saharan Africa – way behind the top five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Mauritius (20), Rwanda (29), Kenya (61), South Africa (82) and Botswana (86). Post-Soviet states such as Georgia (6) Lithuania (14), Estonia (16) and Latvia (19), as well as Macedonia (10), one of the successor states of Yugoslavia, have successfully transformed their economies and rank among the top 20 places on the index. The index ranks economies in 11 areas of business regulations: • Starting a business • Dealing with construction permits • Getting electricity • Registering property • Getting credit • Protecting minority investors • Paying taxes • Trading across borders • Enforcing contracts • Resolving insolvency Rather disconcerting is the extremely poor rankings Namibia achieved in a critical area such as Starting a Business (172). This is likely to deter not only local investors but also investors from beyond our border to start new businesses which are key to developing the country’s economy. Namibia achieved a score of 69.06 for Starting a Business which is well below the regional Sub-Saharan average of 78.52. It is also below comparative economies such as Mauritius (94.34), South Africa (81.22), Malawi (77.18) and Botswana (78.52). According to the report, there are ten procedures in Namibia to starting a business and the process takes 66 days. By contrast, in


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Mauritius, the highest ranked economy in Sub-Saharan Africa, there are only four procedures to be followed and it takes a mere five days to register a business. The country ranks 174th out of 190 economies in respect of Registering a Property. In Namibia there are eight procedures and it takes 44 days to register a property. In Mauritius which ranks 35th in this area, there are five procedures and it takes 17 days to register a property. Other areas where the country ranked poorly are: Resolving Insolvency (125) and Trading Across Borders (136). Namibia achieved its best rankings for: Enforcing Contracts (58), Getting Electricity (71), Getting Credit (73), Paying Taxes (81) and Dealing with Construction Permits (83).


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.


Public services are delivered at three levels in Namibia: central government, regional government and at local authority level. The citizen public service delivery satisfaction rate stood at a rather low 50% in 2015, but a target of 70% has been set in Namibia’s 5th National Development Plan (NDP5) by 2021/22. The NDP5 acknowledges that ‘Public services are managed to a high degree through the central government which is suboptimal for speed and accuracy of service delivery. Public service performance is most efficient when individual departments and local authorities have the autonomy to operate nimbly and responsively to public service


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needs. Therefore, a certain amount of decentralisation is required for optimal public service delivery. Effective decentralisation enables the devolution of functions from central government to Regional and/or Local Authority (LA). It is designed to enhance participatory democracy; sustainable development; and the capacity of regional and local government councils to manage and monitor delivery of services for their constituents’. To achieve the overall outcome of improving the country’s public service delivery to the satisfaction of citizens, the following strategies have been identified: • encouraging a ‘service mentality’ in the public service sector • reducing overlapping roles in the public sector by streamlining it for organisational efficiency • ensuring that key information about public services are available online • surveying annual customer satisfaction by the business community • empowering and building capacity in regional and local authorities • designing and implementing a decentralisation implementation plan. One of the challenges identified in NDP5 is the ‘sSlow pace of the decentralisation process which could be attributed to limited understanding and appreciation of the process (of decentralisation) and its benefits mostly among staff members and Ministries’. Other challenges are ‘inadequate support infrastructure at the regional level’, and a ‘limited understanding of how to achieve decentralisation and therefore limited support for it’.

BIPA - BUSINESS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AUTHORITY P O Box 185 Tel: +264 61 299 4400 Fax: +264 61 401 061 info@bipa.na www.bipa.na


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Tel: +264 61 228 809 info@ncci.org.na www.ncci.org.na

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The personal touch with a professional approach.

Tel.: +264 (61) 275 550 Fax: +264 (61) 238 802 Email: info@wkh-law.com Website: www.wkh-law.com


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THE EXPERIENCE YOU NEED THE RESULTS YOU WANT Dr. Weder, Kauta & Hoveka’s strength and commitment lies in the diversity and experience of our professional staff. We pride ourselves in the appreciation of our clients’ requirements for quality legal services. 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.

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.

Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Incorporated specialises in: • Administration of Trusts and Estates • Civil and Criminal litigation • Labour Law • Commercial Law • Corporate Law • Tax Law • Conveyancing

By combining the unique strengths and rich heritages of these two legacy firms, Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc. has been able to increase its capacity, not only in terms of its workforce, but also its various fields of expertise, experience and infrastructure. The result is a large practice with a singular focus, which is able and delivers service excellence to its ever increasing and diverse client base.

The Firm currently operates from offices in Windhoek, Ongwediva, Swakopmund and Grootfontein respectively. The Firm is widely respected and recognised for its professionalism and excellence in service provision. 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 firms commenced to practice as legal practitioners under the name and style of Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Incorporated. The merger of these two prominent legal firms was a first for independent Namibia, which now constitutes a truly empowered provider of professional legal services. It represents our aspiration


Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc. brings together a unique synergy of professional expertise, experience and skills, offering clients a comprehensive range of legal services focused on the clients’ needs and expectations.


At Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc., enabling a diversity of talents, expertise, genders, languages and cultures at all levels and areas of the firm is only the first step in ensuring effective service delivery. Guided by the philosophy “to be dynamic, you must change”, every aspect of the firm is geared towards creating a premium environment for the clientele. To this end, the headquarters located in Windhoek, combine innovative thinking with state-of-the art technology. A modern, threestory office, the bottom two floors are aptly referred to as the factory, which creates a space for

all processing of documentation to take place uninterrupted. The top floor has been designed with the clients’ needs and comfort in mind, with private consultation rooms, a fully equipped boardroom, and a cafeteria. Technology forms the backbone of all business conducted at Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc. Ensuring all clients and staff have contact to the internet through a wireless network that reaches every corner of the building is paramount. Our Directors are therefore easily accessible. This ensures all Directors are in constant and direct access with clients and colleagues alike, ensuring a streamlined communication process that eliminates unnecessary delays.


Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc. believes that employees are a company’s most valuable assets. As such, the firm continues to invest in the wellbeing of its people, from supporting the communities in which they live, creating a working environment that is of the highest standard, to investing in their further education and enrichment. In terms of its employment practices, Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc. strives to create opportunities for previously disadvantaged individuals, through its commitment of enforcing the principles and practices surrounding Affirmative Action. The firm continues to add to the development objectives of the nation.


In a country where the majority of Namibian citizens face major economic and social challenges, Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc.

believes that legal firms and corporations have a fundamental responsibility to assist individuals and communities to make a meaningful contribution to the overall progression of the Namibian society. Rather than simply donate money, the Firm’s Corporate Social Investment Programme aims to make effective use of both its financial and human capital resources, drawing on the wealth of skills, passion and expertise inherent in its rich staff compliment. Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc. believes that education serves as the foundation on which to build an inclusive and sustainable economy. With tertiary education forming the basis of the legal profession Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc. provides scholarships and financial assistance, through the JP Karuaihe Trust, law students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds or with financial difficulties benefit from this trust. In addition to funding students at tertiary level, Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc. annually funds various organised institutions through Imago Dei.

DR. WEDER, KAUTA & HOVEKA INC. “Cultivating service excellence”

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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.


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

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.

FRANCOIS ERASMUS AND PARTNERS +264 61 38 8850 info@ferasmuslaw.com.na

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Geocarta Namibia is a Black Empowerment Enterprise (BEE), founded in June 2004 to provide expert GIS and database consultancy services to the spatial industry. Geocarta Namibia is a certified Business Partner of ESRI, ESRI Southern Africa and ESRI South Africa. This certification entitles Geocarta to full support from both of these organisations and to resell the product range of ESRI.


Allan le Hané is the Managing Director of Geocarta and has held this position since its inception. Allan has worked as GIS project manager on various projects for sixteen years. He is also managing other businesses outside this industry for a number of years. Matthias Metz is a GIS specialist and the Technical Director of Geocarta. He holds a master’s degree in Geography. He has worked as an Advisor in the GIS field on various GIS projects in Southern Africa. His main area of interest and Expertise is GIS in spatial planning, infrastructure management, embedding GIS in organisations and spatial data management. In early 2006. Matthias joined the ESRI international teaching programme and obtained his authorization to teach ESRIdeveloped courses. Olaf von Plato is the ArcGIS Technical Product Manager. Olaf has worked on various topographic mapping and GIS projects for the past sixteen years. Olaf also has experience


in remote sensing applications and geophysical exploration. The Management Team is supported by five qualified staff members.


Sales We specialize in the sale and and supply of both hardware and software full product range of ESRI and ITT/ENVI. We specialize in the sale and supply of Mobile GIS Solutions on Trimble and Leica GPS Platforms. Consulting and Project Management • GIS Project Management • Total GIS Outsourced Solutions • Spatial Data Integration • Database Design, Development and Implementation • Geospatial Analysis • Metadata Implementation • Aerial Surveys, Orth photo Production, Intimate Sensing (Arpad Mobile GIS) Application Development • Customization of GIS applications for client requirements • Standalone and embedded GIS application development • Web-based mapping and web • Page development • Geodatabase design and development Data Services • Data Capture • Data Conversion • Data Compilation • Co-ordinate Transformation

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Training & Support Accredited ArcGIS (ESRIdeveloped courses and usercustomized courses) ArcView GIS (ESRI) ArcPad, ArcPad Application Builder (ArcPad Studio)


Education Namibia University of Science and Tech. (NUST) 12/2008-09/2010 ESRI Spain, Central Bureau of Statistics & NUST: Technical Support - implementation of a Bachelor’s Degree in Geo-information Technology (BGIT). Including the review of educational material compiled by ESRI Spain; training of lecturers (NUST), delivering of courses developed by ESRI Spain to BGIT students, and general technical support with regard to running the established ESRI laboratory. This included technical support for the Central Bureau of Statistics with regard to Census Mapping Exercise in the preparation of the 2011 National Housing and Population Census, and coaching CBS GIS staff in the utilization of GIS and Mobile GIS Technology. Roads Authority – Ongoing • Technical support and road • Proclamations • GIS Maintenance on the Road Referencing System (RRS)

Ministry of Lands and Resettlement, Namibia & Botswana -Ongoing • ArcCadastre, ArcGIS and map production training to all sectors and divisions. • Land use planning (Karas, Hardap and Kavango regions). • Implementation of LUCIS mapping in the Kavango Integrated Regional Land Use Plan • Land use planning for Omaheke Region • .Monitoring and evaluation system to manage Land Reform Activities in Namibia (RDBMS Development). • Topographic Map Revision for the Omaheke Region. Notable projects with: •

Swede survey

Namibia Tourism Board (NTB)

Corridor Development Consultants

Rössing Uranium Mine

National Planning Commission,

Urban Dynamics/SDE

Namibia Statistics Agency

Local Authorities (Otjiwarongo, Tsumeb and Okahandja) – Ongoing Cadastral Management Systems Ministry of Mines & Energy – 2006 Off-Grid Electrification Plan, with Consulting Services Africa as the main contractor.

GEOCARTA Allan le Hané +264 61 24 7848 geocarta@iway.na


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KNOWN FO NO DI THEIR VER NAMIBIANS LEWCORAR I KNOWN FOR NO DIFFER THEIR VERSAT LEWCOR IS NAMIBIANS ARE NO DIFFERENT KNOWN FOR 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.

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

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 www.lewcor.com 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.

THEIR VERSATILITY LEWCOR IS 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 www.lewcor.com 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.

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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

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: Tel: +264 +264 (0)62 (0)62500 500991, 991, or or Fax: Fax: +264 +264 (0)62 (0)62500 500992. 992, or Cell: 081 124 6005 (Helmuth Lewis) www.facebook.com/LewcorGroup/ www.lewcor.com

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Ensuring Futures The question has always been, “What can we do?”, and in the light of overwhelming odds, the general consensus is almost always… very little. The realisation that change is required should grow as fast as our population, as our biodiversity is becoming less and less diverse with the passing of every second. If you take the time to consider our world as an enterprise hoping to show profits, are we really investing enough back into it for sustainable results? The problems we face should never overshadow the drive to deliver effective long-lasting solutions, solutions to not only to rectify, but also to create a culture of innovative thinking. It is a mind-set that should be introduced at all levels of society, from the large-scale corporate to the working class household. The only way to effectively do this is by honestly evaluating what we are currently doing, always being conscious of the fact that we can do so much more. At our core, Hollard’s primary focus has and always will be, to enable more to people to create and secure a better future. If you take that one line and adapt it to solely focus on issues such as land, water, waste, energy, transport and development management, you have the perfect guideline to carry forward as you play a fundamental part in not only becoming a leader of positive change, but also motivating and encouraging those around you to do the same. The basis for environmental consideration starts at home, in your everyday environment, in yourself. As a company or entity, do you instil a sense of awareness in those around you of the issues we as Namibians face? Do you strive to stand at the forefront of enduring change? The answer should always be YES! Acknowledging the gravity of the challenges that lie ahead, serious thought should go into identifying the best possible way forward. The one positive is that many innovative projects are already in existence to address a host of different issues. Namibia boasts some of the most enthralling demographics, ironically also the reason why some of these issues might cause a bigger problem in the future. Our demographics also pose another concern, one which if left unresolved could seriously undermine the foundation for successful implementation of our goals, namely education. Educating our youth would naturally increase awareness and concern for our environment, a key step in creating a better future not only for them, but for us all! The primary goal is to understand the value of a cleaner more sustainable world, a world where there is a natural symbiotic relationship between mankind and nature. It is a hard fact of life to fathom that our planet can do without us, but we can’t exist without it. If we can instil a sense of responsibility into our youth at an early age, regarding the most basic things such as littering, water usage and the importance of preservation, we will not only be guiding the next generation in the right direction, we will also create an environmentally conscious society, with its sights set on rectifying and systematically reversing the damage already dealt. Hollard has always invested more than just time and money into any fund, Corporate social responsibility (CSR) project, initiative, charity or awareness campaign that we align ourselves with. And that is exactly what needs to be done if we wish to see a difference made to the world today. Support, encourage and empower those who will lead the way, promote and drive home the ideal of a cleaner world. Understand, accept and learn from mistakes made, see them not as insurmountable, knowing that anything is possible if we as a country, a nation, a collective people will it so! We can enable more people to create and secure a better future, by achieving exceptional, sustainable and inclusive growth. Partnering to deliver a win-win situation by treating our world with care and dignity, whilst courageously pursuing a better way, to become catalysts of positive and enduring change.

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NAMFISA MISSION & VISION MISSION To effectively regulate and supervise financial institutions and to give sound advice to the Minister of Finance

VISION To have a safe, stable and fair financial system contributing to the economic development of Namibia in which consumers are protected.


Chief Executive Officer Mr Kenneth S. Matomola


• We create a conductive and enabling work environment • We have a shared urgency to achieve our vision • We support each other, treat each other with respect and are collectively responsible for our actions

The Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA) exists to supervise financial institutions and financial services and to advise the Minister of Finance on matters relating to financial institutions and financial services in terms of the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority Act, 2001 (Act No. 3 of 2001).


Core Function 1 – Supervision


To supervise the business of financial institutions and financial services

Core Function 2 – Advice

To advise the Minister of Finance on matters related to financial institutions and financial services.

Additional Function – Aml/Cft Supervision

To supervise, monitor and enforce compliance with the Financial Intelligence Act, 2012 (Act No. 12 of 2012) in respect of all accountable and reporting institutions supervised by NAMFISA in terms of the NAMFISA Act. NAMFISA is committed to maintaining a high standard of corporate governance. The Authority prides itself as one of the entities that has embedded principles of good corporate governance as enshrined in the NAMCODE and King report at large. Due to its pursuit for highest standard of ethical and corporate governance, the Authority has scooped an award of best annual report for the past 8 years consecutively and remains the preferred benchmark by fellow regulators from the SADC region. The Authority has embarked on a journey of regulatory and supervisory reform with particular emphasis on modernising the current laws and regulations to keep abreast with best practices in the Non-Banking Financial Institutions (NBFI) regulatory and supervisory sphere. This reform


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• We provide quality service • We provide our service on time • We are courteous, professional and respectful

• We act vir honesty, fairness and transparency • We treat information confidentially • We act independently and consistently

WE DRIVE PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE • We commit to regulatory and supervisory excellence • We commit to operational excellence • We commit to the highest standards of performance

WE ARE ACCOUNTABLE • We are accountable to our customers and stakeholders • We are prudent in the management of our resources • We take accountability for our decisions

WE ARE AGILE • We commit to be adaptable to our changing environment • We commit to embrace change whilst maintaining regulatory certainty • We commit to creating innovative solutions






STRATEGY MAP Increase Customer Satisfaction

Increase Satakeholder Satisfaction

Increase cost Effectiveness

Increase Sustainability

Improve Policy making Process Improve Operational Efficiency

Improve Knowledge and Skills

Improve Regulatory & Supervisory Effectiveness

will enable the Authority to implement a Risk Based Approach to supervision which will ensure better utilisation of its limited resources, and focus on the key risks pertaining to the sector.

Increase Stakeholder Engagement

Increase Customer Engagement

Increase Financial Inclusion Improve Work Culture

Improve Systems

Increase access to Services

reform, NAMFISA has thus reviewed its organisational structure by developing two streams viz. prudential supervision and market conduct respectively.

The Authority has further reviewed its policies, processes and procedures with a view to attaining operational efficiency. Our service level commitment to the consumers in relation to the services the Authority offers has been reviewed and improved, and continuous improvement is expected through regular monitoring and evaluation. NAMFISA has reviewed its funding model to reflect the cost of regulation and supervision. The review of the funding model was extensively consulted upon with all the stakeholders and the policy maker. To this end, the Authority will be reviewing its funding model on a five year interval via the same consultative process with the stakeholders. Prudent utilization of resources has yield a positive impact to the sustainability the regulator. This positive impact is as a result of improved operational efficiency emanating from the business processes re-enginerring. that was undertaken and continues to be pursued. In order to better execute on its mandate as enshrined in the legislative

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Namibian tripartite delegation welcomes the ILO Director General. (from left: Tim Parkhouse SG NEF, Hon. Erkki Nghimtina Minster of Ministry of Labour, Industrial relations and Employment Creation, Guy Ryder DG of ILO, Job Muniaro SG National Union of Namibian Workers) The Namibian Employers’ Federation (NEF), founded in 1992 (restructured in 1994), can proudly state that it is the oldest and largest employers’ organisation in the country and is thus recognised by government as being ‘the most representative employers’ organisation’ in International Labour Organisation (ILO) terminology. The ILO is based on tripartism; workers, employers and government. Today NEF represents some 290 independent direct employers and with its associational members such as the Bankers Association and the Federation of Namibian Tourism Associations, to name but two, represents the interests of over 5 500 employers countrywide.


‘To be THE representative of all employers in Namibia.’


‘A catalyst for socioeconomic growth and sustainable employment.’


Being recognised by government, and therefore by the the ILO, NEF has represented Namibian employers in the SADC sub-region, at Africa level, and on international platforms. NEF is a member of the SADC Private Sector Forum, Business Africa,


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the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN).


Representation. 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. This work is a vital aspect of the work of an employers’ body forming part of the tripartite approach to maintaining industrial relations together with worker and government representatives. The representatives are tasked with looking at the improvement of the economy and job creation from an employers’ point of view. Training. NEF offers training on human resources issues , occupational safety and health, and general office administration. All courses are economically priced, further discounted for NEF members, and can be offered ‘in-house’ tailored to specific company requirements.


Any company operating in Namibia, no employer is too big nor too small!! Contact us at enquiries@nef.com.na or visit our website www.nef.com

NEF enquiries@nef.com.na www.nef.com


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NamPost is mandated to provide, develop, operate and manage postal services in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The Namibian Post Office has served the Namibian nation for more than 120 years. After independence on 21 March 1992 the Post Office was transformed from a government department into a commercialised entity and is currently a hundred percent owned by the Namibian Government through the Namibia Post and Telecommunication Holdings (NPTH). From the first post office in Otjimbingwe in 1888, today NamPost has a footprint of 140 post offices countrywide.


NamPost Savings Bank is one of the leading financial institutions which offers most secure, efficient and affordable savings and investment products in the Namibian market. Benefits of NamPost Savings Banks investment products: • Good return on investment capital • Tax-free investments for individuals • No administrative fees • Guaranteed growth and returns • Access to more than 140 NamPost branches countrywide Treasury: Treasury has become a financial service force in the local market. Through Treasury, clients have the opportunity to invest their funds in a flexible product range suited for a large variety of investors, both individuals and corporates.


A variety of postal services are offered to the customers from more than 140 post offices countrywide. Services provided include philately, mail (international and domestic), agency services, hybrid mail, rental of private bags and post boxes, registered mail, and direct mail.



When you have a special parcel or urgent documents to send to any destination worldwide or you need to order an item from abroad and need a special service that provides speed, reliability, affordability and convenience, Expedited Mail Services is there for you.

2. Bulk mail:

The service is designed for businesses and individuals that post a 100 or more unsorted domestic mail pieces within Namibia. Mail can be delivered to the Mail Centre or over the counter at any Post Office.

3. Pre-sorted bulk mail:

This service offers discounts to its clients if the mail is presented according to NamPost’s mail sorting criteria.

4. Business Reply Mail Services:

Corporates or individuals can offer their customers or prospective customers the incentive to reply without having to pay any postage fees. The available option is to enclose a pre-printed business envelope reply or post card.

5. Pamphlet and brochures distributions:

Promote your business through the private postboxes. This includes unaddressed mail such as promotional catalogues or flyers, trade samples, householder circulars, national election information booklets, auction information booklets, furniture promotional brochures, etc. • The service is available at a very low rate per unit with more than 100 000 postboxes countrywide and Private bags countrywide. • Over-the-counter services at more than 140 post offices across the country.

6. Hybrid Mail Services:

Hybrid Mail Services are a facility designed to remove and ease mailing headaches for corporate clients. This facility prints and posts invoices, statements and promotional items. Hybrid Mail

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offers an integrated electronic mail management services at amazingly economical rates in accordance with an agreed Service Level Agreement between NamPost and the corporate client. Services include: • printing, inserting, folding, franking, sticking of labels, sorting, enveloping, and speed delivery of statements • return mail services • prompt quotations • assistance with clearing of databases using Return Mail Management Service • SMS notifications • e- statements

7. International mail:

NamPost provides international letter and parcel services. Letter post includes, ordinary letters, printed matter, registered letters and small parcels. Parcel post includes ordinary parcels, Insured parcels, COD parcels from SACU, Expedited Mail Services.

8. Philately:

NamPost’s philately department has been recognised throughout the world for producing beautiful award-winning stamps sought after by collectors, young and old. NamPost Philately issues two types of stamps: • Commemorative stamps are issued to mark special events, occasions of national or international importance and also to cover themes of general interest. • Definitive stamps are essentially issued for postage purposes. The issue comprises a full range of about 16 denominations, which are released every five to ten years.

9. Agency Services (ThirdParty Services):

With 144 post offices across Namibia, it was only a matter of time before companies took advantage of NamPost’s footprint to sell their products to customers through NamPost’s third-party services. When you visit your nearest post office, anywhere in Namibia, you will be able to buy or

pay for certain products or services.


With more than 4 million kilometers covered across the whole of Namibia on an annual basis, NamPost Courier Services is able to deliver any parcel, anywhere across the whole of Namibia. We cater for both the general public and corporate clients. NamPost Courier introduced the Easypack product that is ideal for documents and other smaller items that do not weigh more than 2 kg. It is a prepaid flyer bag that is available at N$55. We offer direct overnight deliveries across Namibia. NamPost Courier delivers parcels to more than 61 overnight destinations countrywide.


Different categories of personal loans are available to clients who are employed by companies with a payroll deduction agreement with PostFin. We also serve permanently employed clients who receive their monthly income on their NamPost SmartCard as well as war veterans and pensioners with a steady monthly income. Clients can select which loan amounts best meet their needs, to a maximum of N$50 000,00. Clients are further accommodated in that they are able to select the most suitable repayment period and can choose various options. You can apply for a PostFin loan at any post office near you.

NAMPOST General Manager: Marketing and Communication +264 61 201 3055 info@nampost.com.na www.nampost.com.na




but also by careful research and analysis ensure that client needs are not overlooked.

Mieke Droomer

Nina Maritz Architects create buildings and places with meaning, not only to contain activities, but also to express their time and place. This leads to serene and beneficial environments which enhance people’s daily lives and where they can feel comfortable and creative. Through this, the practice wants to broaden people’s awareness of beauty, to have them experience their surroundings with heightened perception – and this includes a deeper appreciation of nature.

Shipwreck Lodge is the latest in a series of iconic projects designed by Nina Maritz Architects. The international interest this project has generated is expected to benefit the entire tourism industry. Architecture can only be complete when it works well – true beauty comes from a combination of the pragmatic, the aesthetic and the sustainable. Nina Maritz Architects consider that the architect’s responsibility to society and the environment informs their specific duty to clients. Consistently pursuing sustainability in architecture, Nina Maritz Architects celebrates 21 years as a practice this year, having produced a body of work that has stood out in Namibia since its inception. As a Global Award for Sustainable Architecture laureate in 2018, Nina Maritz is regarded as an internationally acclaimed architect. Her sustainable and locally relevant approach has had a considerable impact in Namibia and internationally. Nina Maritz Architects focuses on how buildings - and people -

relate to their surrounding environment. Buildings are designed not only to be green, but integrate harmoniously with the local culture. Appropriate approaches in a country like Namibia entail careful use of available funds to achieve as much as possible without wasting resources. Thinking must be lateral and design thorough to make the most of limited means. Considering Namibia’s socioeconomic context, Nina Maritz Architects creatively engages in appropriate community development. Expertise in alternative construction has been extremely valuable in rural projects using local materials and skills. Appropriate indigenous landscape design based on extensive knowledge and research on Namibia’s natural environment complements the

architecture and creates biodiverse habitats. Urban design and integrated social housing is a natural extension of Nina Maritz Architects’ interest in social and natural environments. As the relationship between buildings and their context, in terms of both the physical landscape and the socio-cultural environment, become far more evident on a larger scale, the practice is involved in several urban initiatives. Though Nina Maritz Architects is a medium-scale practice, extensive previous experience of large-scale projects and successful collaborations with others have enabled the production of very large projects and gained exposure to other approaches. Nina Maritz Architects aims to not only try to satisfy client wish-lists,

As Nina Maritz Architects see architecture as an integrated discipline of the environment, they employ art, science, psychology, engineering and multiple other tools to create spaces for life’s activities. It follows an inclusive approach, which mediates between individual and society, technology and nature, as well as the local and global, in order to be truly sustainable. This philosophy is not only applicable to ‘special’ projects, but to all buildings, regardless of function or cost.

NINA MARITZ ARCHITECTS Nina Maritz +264 81 1290752 admin@ninamaritz.com www.ninamaritzarchitects.com

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CELEBRATING 30 YEARS IN WASTE MANAGEMENT & RECYCLING IN NAMIBIA. Specialized services include hazardous and medical waste removal, fat traps from the hospitality industry, destructions,corporate paper recycling and document shredding. Consulting services offer waste management audits and the development of customised solutions for companies. Developers, engineers and architects also receives assistance with the planning of waste management and waste areas of new property developments.


In 2010 Rent-A-Drum erected and commissioned a state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility (MRF), the first and only one of its kind in Namibia, as well as a six-meter weigh-bridge to record volumes of recyclables received, processed and dispatched from the MRF. The MRF is a Waste Management System where the dry fraction of recyclables is delivered to be separated, processed and temporarily stored for transport to RSA.

REFUSE DERIVED FUEL (RDF) Rent-A-Drum was established in 1989 and has grown into the biggest private enterprise of its kind in Namibia. With this year being the 30th anniversary of Rent-ADrum, the company prides itself in being the leader in waste Management in Namibia. With a fully operational Refuse Derived Fuel plant (RDF) as well as the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) waste is taken to a new level and with a passion for the environment the vision was clear “Zero waste to Landfill”. By standing together as a community in the fight against unemployment and waste, new opportunities are created through waste by means of recycling. Challenges with regard to educating the community about waste management is clear but can certainly be attained through perseverance and commitment. It all started 30 years ago in Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. From the time where 210L steel drums for garden refuse removal for residential areas were rented out, and one truck with a driver and two runners,


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until today, quite a few transformations transpired in the structure of Rent-A-Drum. With 30years of growth, came an extended fleet of more than 80 waste collecting and removal vehicles and Rent-A-Drum employs more than 550 unskilled Namibians, 42% of them women. The head office is located in Windhoek and there is also branches at the mines, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Oshakati, Oranjemund and now the newly established branch in Rundu. Rent-A-Drum provides a variety of specialized and comprehensive services to Namibian corporations, mines, factories, medical institutions, building contractors, body corporates, managing agents and smaller companies, as well as residential clientele and the general public. The services of Rent-A-Drum comprise of general waste management and recycling, industrial and mining site solutions that includes recycling, metal recovery management, bioremediation, demolition, rehabilitation and waste removal.

On the 15th of March 2017, the first RDF Plant was inaugurated by the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Hon. Pohamba Shifeta. This is the first of its kind in Namibia. Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF), is a fuel produced from various types of wastes and by-products with recoverable calorific values and can be used as fuels in a cement kiln replacing a portion of conventional fossil fuels like coal with a high environmental impact. About 12 000 tons of non-recyclable material collected and processed by Rent-A-Drum annually, will be used at Ohorongo Cement’s plant, along with other alternative fuels to fire the kiln, which is one of the key processes during cement manufacturing.


With Health and Safety among their top priorities, they are proud to announce that they are certified, and compliant to the OHSAS 18001:207 Occupational Health and safety Management System standard. Rent-A-Drum maintains strict and total control over industrial wastes and ensure


that as much as possible waste is directed into the recycling sector. Rent-A-Drum complies with all local environmental laws applicable to the workplace, the products produced, and the methods of manufacturing. The company’s equipment resources are supported by an extremely focused, well experienced and committed management team who consistently aim to source more cost-effective and environmental friendly solutions which ensures that it stays the leader in waste management and the leading organization in recycling in Namibia. Rent-A-Drum will always strive to exceed their client’s expectations.


+- 76,000m3 of landfill airspace in Namibia saved annually. Saved +- 180,000.00 trees through our recycling plants annually. We can light +- 6,200 light bulbs for one year through the recycling of cans. We currently recycle an average of 17,000.00 tons per year at our Material Recovery Facility. Supply +-12,000 tons of RDF as alternative fuel for the use at Ohorongo Cement annually.

Their goals are focused on health and safety, environmental conservation and quality assurance.

“Our work is our passion and the aspiration for excellence is visible in everything Rent-A-Drum execute as a team. We sincerely believe that our organization can offer you the most appropriate, effective but also most importantly cost-effective methods in terms of waste management services. We look forward to achieving new heights in the years to come with our vision encapsulated in these powerful words; Zero Waste to Landfill.” Gys Louw - Chief Executive Officer.

RENT-A-DRUM +264 61 244 097 reception@rent-a-drum.com.na www.rent-a-drum.com.na

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PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS BOARD (PAAB) The PAAB is the only authority that can accredit Professional Bodies (membership bodies for public accountants and auditors) in Namibia. Currently, the PAAB has accredited two Professional Bodies in Namibia, namely the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia (ICAN) and the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).


Mr Junias Kandjeke - Chairman


The 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. PAAB’s vision is “To be a the regulator of the public accounting and auditing profession.” Paab’s mission is “to protect the interest of the public and enhance investor confidence in Namibia through the provision of regulatory oversight of the public accounting and auditing profession in accordance with internationally recognised standards and processes.” The main objectives of the PAAB are: • To protect the public interest by ensuring that only suitably qualified individuals are admitted to the accounting and auditing profession as registered public accountants and registered public auditors respectively; • To register auditors and/or accountants, who with the appropriate practicing certificates, deliver services of the highest quality and adhere to the highest ethical standards; and • To provide a regulatory regime to command public trust and confidence.


At the end of February 2019, membership of the PAAB stood at: Members in Public Practice 97 Members not in Public practice 179 Registered Audit Firms 56 Accredited Training Offices 15 Trainees (Article Clerks) 329


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Mr Zaa Nashandi - Head Of Secretariat


As part of our mandate, PAAB is charged with investigating claims of misconduct brought against Registered Auditors and Accountants. Conversely, our members also have a duty (by law) to report to the PAAB any material irregularities that they come across in the course of their work. Every Audit Firm registered with the PAAB is subject to Practice Reviews. This process ensures that the firm follows and complies with internationally recognised standards of audit and reporting and complies with a code of ethics. The inspection process is a barometer used to check the level of quality of audit work conducted by registered members. A higher inspection pass rate provides confidence for investors and other users of financial statements and can be a catalyst for creating confidence in the economy. The PAAB is also mandated to oversee the training of prospective public accountants and registered auditors through Articles of Clerkship. This is currently offered through registered audit firms that PAAB has accredited as Training Offices, and the training period varies between 3-5 years. Only PAAB accredited Training Offices may offer Articles to Trainee Accountants. Training Offices are also subject to accreditation reviews to ensure their compliance with laid down criteria and standards. A further step for suitably qualified accountants to becoming registered auditors is the Audit Development Programme (ADP). The ADP is an 18-month specialization period that will further develop and sharpen auditing competencies in addition to the ones Trainee Accountants have gained during their Articles tenure.

In 2016 the PAAB embarked on a process of drafting a new Act (PAA Bill 2016), seeking to repeal the PAA Act No. 51 of 1951 (as amended), a process we envision to be finalized by mid-2019. The PAA Bill 2016 seeks to achieve a full metamorphosis from self-regulation to independent auditing and accounting regulation in line with global trends and changes. The general move towards independence in audit regulation came as a result of past accounting and auditing scandals (ENRON in the USA in the early 2000s, as one example).


PAAB Namibia is a founding member of the African Forum of Independent Accounting and Audit Regulators (AFIAAR), a body comprised of regulators in the SADC region. The primary aim of AFIAAR is to enable its members to share information regarding practical experiences of the accounting and audit market environment and to support the activities of members in the area of regulation of the accountancy profession, including but not limited to the regulation of professional practice rights and the regulation of accounting and auditing technologies particularly through formal standards setting processes.

PAAB Tel: 061 285 8467 Email: secretariat@paab.com.na PO Box 11913 123 Robert Mugabe Ave, Windhoek www.paab.com.na/ www.facebook.com/PAABNam




Demetrio Möwes (Member), Devano Möwes (Member)

At Solve Namibia, we truly believe in the transformative power of technology and its role in SOLVE-ing various obstacles. We don't believe in reinventing the wheel, therefore we bring together already proven technologies through collaboration with innovators globally. Simultaneously, we would like to equip Namibians with skills and knowledge to make a positive impact on the communities where we live and work. Solve Namibia is a startup focused on a large-scale, yet cost-effective water conservation plan for Namibia and Africa. Our solution, Shade Balls, forms a dynamic cover over reservoirs to prevent evaporation up to 95%. Water quality improves significantly as well, as algal growth is minimised.


To identify and implement cost-effective and sustainable solutions to challenges faced by Namibia and Africa as a whole.


To become a recognised and respected leader in the Namibian and African community. We serve through demonstrated knowledge, integrity, partnerships and the quality of our actions.

ABOUT SOLVE NAMIBIA Demetrio, a mining engineer by qualification and Devano, a chartered accountant, are the Möwes twin professionals.

Demetrio and Devano are innovators in using water sealed ballasts, better known as Shade Balls, to curb water loss through evaporation in dams and open air reservoirs. They argue that water saving tips alone, will not stop the continued evaporation of water from the dams and have brought an alternative with a renewable 25-year lifespan. The brothers have formed a company, Solve Namibia, and act as the agents for Xavier C, LLC, borrowing a successful case study in Los Angeles, USA, where millions of evaporation

balls were released into the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) reservoir, covering about 95% of the entire surface area, to reduce evaporation, algae growth and the formation of the carcinogen bromate. Evidence from NamWater’s 2016 to 2018 dam water balance data, shows that there is more evaporation taking place from Namibia’s water reservoirs than what is consumed countrywide through domestic, agriculture, mining or construction use. This fact is supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which has stated – “On a global basis, more water evaporates from reservoirs than is consumed by humans.” From January 2016 to April 2018, a total of 203.42 million m3 of water has evaporated, from five of the main Namibian reservoirs, specifically the Von Bach, Hardap, Naute, Omatako and Swakoppoort Dams. This is equivalent to 81,370 Olympic swimming pools, taking into consideration one Olympic swimming pool holds 2.5 million litres water. Demetrio adds, “With regards to farmers, this is actually exciting for us. Covering their ground dams, would be largely beneficial to livestock farming since Shade Balls stop algae growth (similarly to how a pool cover stops algae growth) hence leading to a dropin water related livestock diseases. That is a further benefit on top of improving the supply security of water. The scope of this engineering innovation includes manufacturing the balls and floats within Namibia, where an estimated 100 jobs will be created. The product is certified against the NSF/ANSI 61 international standard for non-metallic potable water materials, thus safe to be used in drinking water.  


• reduction in evaporation; • reduction in algae growth – algae require sunlight for photosynthesis; • reduction in water treatment costs; • 25-year lifespan (long term solution) – evaporation balls are recycled to manufacture new evaporation balls – no plastic pollution; • quick and simple to install (as easy as dumping the balls into the water reservoir); • acts as an insulating cover – due to air space between ballast and ball surface resulting in a minimal temperature differential; • does not interfere with water reservoir equipment; • adjusts to variation of the water reservoir level by spreading & stacking – resulting in a consistent coverage of the water reservoir; • fast and effective solution to odour problems – can be used on waste water reservoirs; • mosquito (larvae) population in water reservoirs greatly mitigated, as the larvae’s main food sources (bacteria and algae) and formation thereof are reduced; • virtually maintenance free; and • unaffected by rain water.

Demetrio Möwes Founder and member +264 81 164 6829 demetrio@solvenamibia.org www.solvenamibia.org

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Build today. Rise above tomorrow. It has been said that a smooth sea never made a skilful sailor. The same too can be said of economic markets and successful empires. Guided by the Oshiwambo saying, ohaka yala noluhozi lumwe, Frans Indongo Group upholds the philosophy that a little bird starts with one straw â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meaning that even a tiny bird, carrying a single blade at a time, possesses the capacity to build something of seemingly unexpected substance and worth. Something so powerful that it has the ability to sustain harsh storms, extreme heat and unexpected challenges. So too, the Group has acquired much skill to navigate the company to becoming one of Namibiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most pre-eminent, diversified and sustainable investment organisations.

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Kalahari Holdings (Pty) Limited is a diverse and dynamic investment holding company playing an active role in the development of Namibia. We have been making significant contribution to the Namibian economy in the form of employment creation, creation of wealth, poverty alleviation, and making significant monetary contribution to the shareholders. Kalahari Holdings has earned a reputation of excellence in business practices and quality of our products. Located in the metropolis of Windhoek, the Group’s activities encompass Transportation, Farming, Property Development, Security, Hospitality, and Entertainment.


Kalahari Holdings holds interest in various companies in Namibia. Some of the Joint Ventures are: • Radio Energy • Primehealth • Sun Karros • Africaonline • Multi-Choice Namibia


As a corporate citizen, Kalahari Holdings continues to plough back into the communities where we operate. We made significant contributions in education aimed at complementing teaching needs, and thereby aid to the learners need for academic materials. Kalahari Holdings, together with its subsidiaries and joint ventures employ close to 3 300 permanent employees and also make use of seasonal and casual workers.

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MAKING THE NAMIBIAN NATION SPARKLE of all run-of-mine Namibian rough diamonds (diamonds mined by Namdeb Holdings (Pty) Ltd), through independent channels). The key strategic objectives of NAMDIA can be summarised by the following four themes: • revenue maximisation mechanism through price optimisation of Namibian diamonds • optimisation of sales strategy and delivery mechanisms of allotted rough diamonds • positioning and branding of Namibia’s unique quality of diamonds in the global market • corporate and social responsibility to contribute to the socioeconomic development and nation building of Namibia. NAMDIA leverages on the high quality and corresponding premium NAMDIA Executive Management: Kennedy Hamutenya – CEO;

pricing of its Namibian diamonds to generate economic benefits for

GM: Human Resources and Administration; Marvel Tjombonde

the diamond sector. NAMDIA aims to create a brand that positions

Security and Safety; Sven Von Blottnitz – GM: Finance

well as to make it a highly sought-after commodity by the world’s elite

At Namib Desert Diamonds (Pty) Ltd (NAMDIA), we believe in

been crafted to explore future upside opportunities further down the

making the Namibian nation sparkle, by maximising revenue to the

value chain in the international diamond pipeline.

Lelly Usiku – GM: Sales and Marketing; Irwin D. Haihambo –

GRN, thereby supporting national development goals and policy in

– Company Secretary and Legal Advisor; Clarky McKay – GM:

Namibian diamonds as a niche product in the luxury-brand segment as diamantaires and consumers. To that end, NAMDIA’s business plan has

Government of the Republic of Namibia – which represents NAMDIA’s shareholder – the people of Namibia. That is why we strive to turn

During our second financial year of operations, NAMDIA’s total

Namibian dreams into reality by investing in the Namibian economy

revenue was some N$1.9 billion, we paid a total of N$79.7 million

through cutting-edge diamond sales and marketing. We are perfectly

in taxes and export duties, and our after-tax profit amounted to

positioned to create a sustainable route to market our unique and

N$139.4 million. This financial performance is stellar and outstanding

highly sought-after diamonds, thus further ensuring Namibia's place as

by any standard. We hope and are continuously optimistic that

a major player in the entire global diamond value chain.

this full year’s performance is an indicator of great things to come in the medium to long term. As we improve on our business

NAMDIA was established as a result of the Sales and Marketing

processes, strengthen our governance processes, exploit synergies

Agreement for Namibia’s rough diamonds, between the Government

and leverage the strengths of our business units, we hope and are

of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) and De Beers. NAMDIA is perfectly

confident that we will be able to further maximise shareholder value

positioned to be Namibia’s rough-diamond sales and marketing

to the noble ideas of the Harambee Prosperity Plan, the National

channel, with the objective of selling a representative cut-off of 15%

Development goals and Vision 2030.

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Momentum Asset Management Namibia (Pty) Ltd

Momentum Asset Management Namibia (Pty) Ltd

5th floor, MMI House, Corner of Dr Frans Indongo and Werner List Streets, Windhoek, Namibia 5th floor, MMI House, Corner of Dr Frans Indongo and Werner List Streets, Windhoek, PO Box 3785, Windhoek, Namibia Namibia T: +264 61 297PO 3601, +264 61 297 3679 Namibia BoxF 3785, Windhoek,

T:of+264 297 3601, F +264 61 297 3679 Momentum Asset Management Namibia is a wholly owned subsidiary MMI61 Holdings Namibia Limited. Terms and conditions apply. Limited. Momentum Asset Management Namibia is a wholly owned subsidiary of MMI Holdings Namibia

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PUPKEWITZ EMBARKS ON SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES IN SUPPORT OF THE GREEN ECONOMY The Pupkewitz Group’s ethos is anchored on ten Unifying Principles - one of these is to be a Socially Responsible Organisation. In line with this principle, the Pupkewitz Group is engaged in various initiatives, which inherently respond to the social, economic and environmental needs of our country and its people. Recently, the Pupkewitz Group, through its various divisions, took a deliberate decision to review its operations with the aim of innovating in areas that are aligned to supporting the green economy agenda and encouraging the sustainable use of our natural resources. As a company founded by visionary entrepreneurs who had a profound commitment to and love for this country and its people, protecting and enhancing Namibia’s natural resources is an integral part of the Pupkewitz Group’s approach to business. The Group’s commitment to the concept of the green economy emphasises the intersection between the environment and the economy, and various bespoke initiatives have been launched across the Group’s divisions to increase their positive impact. Environmentally Friendly Initiatives Pupkewitz Megabuild recently launched a campaign that promotes the responsible use of plastic shopping bags, becoming one of the first retailers in Namibia to implement a fee on plastic bags as of 14 December 2018. By encouraging shoppers to bring reusable bags when shopping, Pupkewitz Megabuild hopes to reduce the amount of plastic that finds its way into the Namibian environment. Plastic items can take up to 1,000 years to decompose in landfills, and harm wild animals if they ingest plastic or become entangled in it. As a Group, we fully embrace the goal of sustainable development, not only to conserve the natural environment for successive generations, but also to play our part as a responsible and caring corporate citizen. Furthermore, Pupkewitz Megabuild launched its first line of eco-friendly and water-based paints in 2018. Mega Paints contain a low level of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), which makes them safe for the home environment. Further, the Mega Paint containers are manufactured from recycled material, allowing for the re-use of plastic. Renewable Energy Pupkewitz Megatech, a leading supplier of a diverse range of electrical, lighting and industrial products and solutions, has established a beneficial joint venture - Innovasun Solar-Saver, with Khomas Solar-Saver. This joint venture provides Pupkewitz Megatech customers, and the various businesses of the Pupkewitz Group, with an opportunity to install customised rooftop solar photovoltaic systems, under Solar-Saver’s unique solar rental solution. The installation of customised solar systems is offered without the need for any upfront capital, removing the monetary barrier to setting up such a system. Anti-Pollution and Water Savings Initiatives In an effort to reduce harmful emissions and pollution created by fuel-powered vehicles, Pupkewitz Motors offers a wide variety of eco-friendly automobiles across its dynamic group of vehicle brands. Vehicle models range from the BMW i8 and i3 to the Lexus NX, RX, UX and IS, as well as the Toyota Prius and Auris, which are available with full electric or hybrid engines.


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Since 2015, Pupkewitz Motors has been running the “Save Water Initiative” at its offices and various dealerships countrywide, and aims to conserve water by implementing measures to use water sparingly. Taking into account the high number of vehicles that pass through its wash bays at dealerships every day, this translates into a significant amount of water saved. Amongst others, the following measures were implemented: keep taps closed while applying soap on your hands, use minimal flow to rinse off; use the metre to check for hidden leaks; use a bucket, instead of a hose, and reuse water; dry sweep the work areas, to minimise water used to remove dirt; and, collect rinsing water to wash floors. Conservation In wildlife conservation, and the fight against rhino poaching, the Pupkewitz Foundation has made an impact by donating all-terrain Land Cruisers to the Protected Resources Unit of the Namibian Police Force, as also to the Legal Assistance Centre for their advocacy in investigations. Many years’ support have gone into the Pupkewitz Foundation’s aim to improve and develop environmental education to learners. This approach of taking learners on day-trips, weekends away or holidays trips increased awareness amongst groups of Namibian learners, promoting greater tolerance of large carnivores, finding practical solutions to the human-wildlife situation and supporting crucial desert research, focused on measuring our environmental footprint (energy, water, waste and biodiversity). For many years the PF has funded 5 NGO’s in their environmental education programmes which reach 30 000 children and young adults every year. Here too support has included a Nissan NP300 vehicle donation. This is part of Foundation’s outlook to provide a more holistic education to learners from challenged schools and conservancies. More recently, as involved civilians, the Pupkewitz Foundation has worked closely with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, NGO’s and the conservancies on initiatives such as saving the wild horses of the South, and fencing initiatives in buffer zones between the conservancies and the national parks to mitigate future human-wildlife conflict. The Pupkewitz Foundation supports community gardens since 2011, and transfer of knowledge between farmers in dry areas, promoting best practice for increased crop yields. Amongst other initiatives, we support community- based fisheries in contributing to the recovery of the fishery resource in local conservancies. The Pupkewitz Group believes that the green economy agenda is essential in building a resilient and sustainable Namibian economy. By growing in a manner that produces economic, social and environmental returns, the Pupkewitz Group aims to be a leading light in terms of good business practice in Namibia.





It is the first time since Deloitte’s Best Company to Work for Survey was launched in 2011 that the Pupkewitz Group of Companies participated in the survey. It is therefore a great honour and immense pride for the Group to be awarded first place in the large size company category, scooping the Platinum Seal of Achievement. The Best Company to Work for Survey, is a workplace climate assessment aimed at identifying what attracts and motivates individuals within the workplace, how their experience influences overall productivity and engagement levels. Based on a Best Company Score, participating organisations are awarded a Seal of Achievement – Platinum for a score of 3.5 and above, and Gold for a score of 3.25 to 3.49. The seal is a demonstration of the employees’ perception of the attractiveness of the organisation and commitment to its people, enabling the organisation to market itself as an employer of choice.

The Pupkewitz Group’s participation in this survey was a deliberate decision to identify areas of improvement aimed at creating amazing experiences for our employees in the workplace. This achievement would not have been possible without the participation of our valued employees. Therefore, we sincerely extend a word of gratitude to all our employees. True to our number one unifying principle of “Commitment to People Development” being an employer of choice is one of our strategic goals and we remain committed to creating exciting opportunities aimed at enhancing the workplace experience for all our employees. The Pupkewitz Group is renowned for its diversity and decentralised business footprint, and is a proud employer of over 1800 Namibians. We thank the Pupkewitz Family most sincerely for their continued support and dedication, as well as their passion and consistent focus on the wellbeing of their employees.

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Key to PUPKEWITZ Foundation’s Strategy are deliberate partnership with government and reputable non-profit organisations whose development goals are aimed at viable, innovative and sustainable solutions in response to national and global priorities. The Foundation’s projects are therefore aimed at addressing social and economic disparities and responding to government’s developmental priorities. Programmes are implemented within the following focus areas: Education, Health, Community Care, Environment, Culture & Sport. We are impacting the lives of 1 million Namibians through our support to 43 projects! The Pupkewitz Foundation is solely funded by our businesses and the Pupkewitz Family.

2016-2019 We are involved in initiatives providing access to health especially in remote regions through recommended projects such as the UNICEF/Ministry of Health and Social Services Health Community Workers programme providing basic clinic services. Another flagship project is the Otjomuru Community Clinic and nurses home in the Kunene region, a project of Dr. Libertine Amathila and funded by the Pupkewitz Foundation. The Community Clinic will provide health services to 1000 people from a marginalised community living in the Zebra Mountains. We address sound mental development through improved nutrition in Early Childhood Development as well as addressing sanitation concerns for scholars. Namibian Children’s Heart Research Foundation which was founded by the late Mr. Harold Pupkewitz together with cardiologists and heart surgeons, to prevent heart conditions of 30 000 children annually.

TOTAL BUDGET 2016-2019 N$ 3 125 000 - 00

2016-2019 In wildlife conservation we have made an impact in donations relating to our core business through all-terrain vehicles donated to the Legal Assistance Centre, the Protected Resources Unit of the Namibian Police Force and a Nissan NP300 to Africat Foundation. In Environmental Education our aim is to improve and develop environmental education to increase awareness, promote greater tolerance of large carnivores, to find practical solutions to the human wildlife conflict. Furthermore this initiative will support crucial desert research focusing on measuring Enviro footprint: Energy, Water, Waste and Bio-diversity. Our environment education programme reaches 30 000 children and young adults every year. We continue to assist in establishing community garden country wide since 2011.

Total Budget 2016-2019 N$ 1 454 000. 00

2016-2019 The Pupkewitz Foundation remains committed to the development of Sport in Namibia through sponsorships of the annual Pupkewitz Jetty Mile, now in its 11th year, the Pupkewitz Cross Country Marathon in its 4th year and the Pupkewitz Interschool Gala in its 49th year of sponsorship. I 2017 we added the Open Athletics Championships attracting competition from the SADC region, giving athletes the opportunity for competition. During this event Breyton Poole, under eighteen World Champion broke the outdoor and indoor high jump record.

Total Budget: 2016-2019 N$1 045 000.00

2016-2019 The Pupkewitz Foundation partnered with two other private sector entities FNB Foundation and Ohorongo Cement, each donating N$ 1 million every year for three years (2016-2019) to the Shack Dwellers Federation for the building of 364 houses country wide. The Ethel Pupkewitz Feeding Scheme is a Pupkewitz Foundation initiative promoting Early Childhood Development through nutritious feeding once a week. Staff volunteers deliver milk, eggs and fruit to 3000 children around towns where we have branches across the country. The Ethel Pupkewitz Feeding Scheme will celebrate its 4th birthday in July 2019 and the Pupkewitz Foundation has allocated N$ 4 million to be spent on nutritious food by July 2019 over a period of four years.

TOTAL BUDGET: 2016-2019 N$ 7 210 000 - 00

2016-2019 Annual funding is targeted at improving teaching standards nationally in Science and Mathematics through the Annual Maths Congress. We provide good foundational preparation to Grade 10 & 12s in the Erongo and Khomas Region for the high stakes end year external examinations, in Mathematics and Science through the annual Pupkewitz Math’s Spring Schools. We provide afterschool care and support for the Grade 10 – Grade 12 children from vulnerable communities. Through our Classroom Building Programme we have built 18 classrooms and 5 storerooms, eliminating the double session system at 5 schools in the last four years. The Pupkewitz Foundation has been instrumental in supporting platforms for disadvantaged children such as afterschool centres’ to prevent school drop outs. Two organisations transforming lives of our youth through their afterschool centres to learners are Katutura Youth Enterprise Centre (KAYEC) and Physically Active Youth (PAY). We maintain school buildings through our school renovation programme and we support opportunities for vocational education and training (VET). We address the literacy and numeracy challenge through the Digital Libraries implemented at 11 schools in the country as part of the pilot study.

Total budget: 2016 – 2019 N$ 6 051 800.00


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EDUCATION Namibia continues to be one of the highest spenders on education in the world. The sectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 28.5% share of the 2018/19 budget represents 9% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which is nearly double the global average of 5%. Spending per learner is nearly three times as high as the world average.

Susan Nel

The Basic Education Ministry received N$13.5 billion in the main budget for the 2018/19 financial year, 4% more than the revised allocation for the 2017/18 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 came in for some harsh criticism from Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein when he tabled the main budget in early March 2018. The allocation of such a large resource envelope should contribute to commensurate better quality of outcomes. Based on an estimated learner population of 722 000 learners, Namibia spends over N$18 668 dollars per learner per year, or some US$1 585 dollars, compared to the world average of US$446 (Source: UNESCO). This amount actually rises even higher than this, given the high failure rate annually. There is thus an urgent case for improving the quality of outcomes to justify the high investment rate as more money does not buy success.

Susan Nel

Investing in the education sector is more than just an expense, it is a contribution towards prosperity for the youth. If and when, however, the returns on such an investment are not commensurate with expectations we need to worry. The risk prevails that in amongst this generous spending a significant amount of inefficiency crept in. The shortage of money here is not the problem, it may be a nasty combination of inefficient management systems in schools and tertiary institutions, teaching capacity gaps, weak research and innovation drives, lack of performance management, hands-off attitudes of parents. Those aspects call for immediate and urgent attention. The Basic Education Ministry also came in for some scathing criticism in the National Planning Commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2018 Status of the Namibian Economy report.

Susan Nel

While access has improved, the same cannot be said about the quality of education with dropouts, repetition, and survival rates remaining persistently high. Dropout rates is a major challenge for Junior Secondary education averaging between 7% and 9% over the last five years while about one-third (32%) of learners are dropping out in Grade 10 annually. Of major concern is that about 2% of all learners in Grade 1 are dropping out every year. In 2016, this represents about 1 600 children dropping out in Grade 1. While dropout is relatively low for Grades 2-4 it increased to 3% in Grade 5. Namibia experienced these high rates of dropouts despite education being free for the last five years for primary education and the last two years for secondary education.


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Over the last five years average repetition rates have been above 10% for all grades except Grade 11, reaching 20% for Grades 1, 5 and 9 and 30% for Grade 8. These high rates of repetition discourage learners and could fuel dropping-out of school, thereby affecting the survival rates. The report points out that although survival rates over the last five years are estimated at 90% and above for primary education, only 87% of the learners over the last five years have survived to Grade 8, dropping further to 75% for Grade 9 and 67% for Grade 10 while less than half (43%) of the learners survived to Grade 12. TERTIARY EDUCATION The 2018/19 budget for Higher Education, Training and Innovation was slashed from N$5.8 million to N$3.23 billion. Nearly half of the total (N$1.45 billion) went to the Namibia Students Assistance Fund (NSFAF) which had overcommitted itself with signed funding agreements for 5 000 students without having the necessary funds. An amount of N$960 million was budgeted for the University of Namibia (UNAM) which was allocated N$926 million in the 2017/18 financial year, while the transfer to Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) increased from N$534 million to N$600 million. The ministry was, however, allocated an additional N$189.3 million in the mid-term review budget to subsidise support programmes of higher learning and training. THE NAMIBIA TRAINING AUTHORITY 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. The desired TVET outcome in Namibia’s 5th 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 number of skilled/up-skilled TVET trainers/instructors to 3 000 Speaking at the Bank of Namibia’s 19th annual symposium hosted under the theme ‘Creating employment through technical vocational education and training in Namibia,’ Deputy Higher Education Minister Becky Ndjoze-Ojo said the role of technical, vocational education and training in reducing youth unemployment is widely recognised. She said the ministry has prioritised technical, vocational education and training to address the high levels of unemployment in the country. ‘The pivotal role of TVET in economic development cannot be overemphasised. TVET has a positive effect on economic growth worldwide. Those who were technically skilled found it easy to be self-employed and be productive in the economy, thereby increasing a country’s unemployment and promoting economic growth,’ Ndjoze-Ojo said. TVET is currently provided at 11 public vocational training centres (VTCs) run by the NTA, ten state-owned enterprises (SoEs), a number of government ministries, as well as several private companies offering specialised training courses. The number of enrolments grew from 5 955 in 2012 to 26 800 in 2018, mainly as a result of the increase in the number of new facilities and changes in the delivery mode. TVET, however, continues to be hamstrung by the limited capacity to accommodate new intakes in the public and private sectors.

NSAF - NAMIBIA STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FUND Tel: +264 61 420 600 studentrelations@nsfaf.na www.nsfaf.fund

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR HIGHER EDUCATION (NCHE) P O Box 90890 Tel: +264 61 30 7014 Fax: +264 61 30 7014/16 info@nche.org.na www.nche.org.na

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TO INSPIRE AND ENABLE LEADERS FOR POWERFUL TRANSFORMATION We equip and develop leaders to transform Africa. Leaders with soft hearts, tough minds, skillful 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 amongst others a NQA Accredited CERTIFICATE IN TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP.


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Unlocking dreams, futures and prosperity BSE has been serving Namibian companies and students since 2007. Our mission is to unlock dreams, futures and prosperity by upskilling the Namibian workforce and the development of management capacity in the Transport, Logistics, and Wholesale & Retail sectors through quality accredited training programmes. This is to enable companies operating in these key sectors to effectively meet the opportunities, expectations and challenges that await them. Namibiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stability, progress and prosperity depends on her people sharing equitably and responsibly in her wealth and progress. BSE programmes enables Namibians to act responsibly, professionally and competently to, not only increase their own success, but also create opportunities for others to share. We want our students to recommend us to their friends and colleagues; employers to consider us as the preferred institution for training their staff, and ultimately provide employees with qualifications which they are proud of. BSE values excellence, the integrity of the products and services offered and how it is delivered by adhering to the highest ethical standards in personal and professional behaviour, transparency and accountability.

BSE has developed several qualifications for the Transport & Logistics as well as Wholesale & Retail industries that are recognised and accredited by the Namibia Qualifications Authority and is a trusted partner of the Namibia Training Authority for the development and implementation of competencybased training programmes for both the Logistics and Wholesale & Retail industries. As training provider, BSE can assist companies with the submission of refund claims against the Training Levy Fund administered by the NTA as well as to structure proposals and applications for participating in the NTA Work Integrated Learning programme.

Contact Us: Offices: Unit F&G, 2nd Floor, Yang Tze Building, c/o Sam Nujoma Drv & Nelson Mandela Ave, Klein Windhoek Tel: +264 61 247 879 e-mail: logistics@bse.com.na Web: www.bse.com.na FB: www.facebook.com/bsefb/

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Amon Ngavetene - Chairperson Sector: LAC - Employers

Dr. Raimo Naanda - Deputy Chairperson Sector: Government

Michelle Erlank Sector: LAC - Employers

Matheus Haakuria Sector: LAC - Trade Unions

Barbara van der Westhuizen Sector: LAC - Trade Unions

Petrina Nghidengwa Sector: LAC - Employers

Maryke Krรถhne Sector: LAC - Employers

Eva-Liza Nailenge Sector: LAC - Employers

Cornelis Wendell Beuke Sector: LAC - Employers

Jerry Beukes - Chief Executive Officer Ex Officio

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ABOUT US 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 fulfilment 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: Funding Sufficient and sustainable funding to ensure quality Vocational Education and Training.

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

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

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

Stakeholder engagement and communication Effective stakeholder identification and engagement based on identified needs.


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

DRIVEN BY VALUES To guide the organisational 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





CONTACTS Office of the CEO: +264 61 2078573 Corporate Communication, Marketing & Advocacy: +264 61 2078550 Employers Training Grant (ETG): +264 61 2078164

TVET Standards Development: +264 61 2078661 VET Levy Collection: +264 61 2078588/509 Work Integrated Learning (WIL): +264 61 2078566/167

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Driving sustainable

INNOVATION for Namibia


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et a glimpse into three remarkable research and innovative projects from the UNAM research community. These lofty projects are linked to socio-economic and environmental considerations underscored by sustainable development as the major outcome.

Vermicomposting This entails the biological conversion of biomass material using earthworms to create vermicast. The biomass used may be a mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste and bedding materials. Vermicompost contains water-soluble nutrients and is an excellent, nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner, which is excellent for use in small scale sustainable organic farming.

Bush-to-Feed Project

that decreases the carrying capacity of the ecosystem and poses a major risk to food security. Thankfully, this problem can be turned into an opportunity when the potential of bush biomass is exploited, with an added advantage that Bush-to-Feed production offers an affordable feed, while restoring the grasslands.

Mushroom Farming This project promotes delicious oyster mushroom farming in Namibia under the Zero Emissions Research Initiative (ZERI). It is a concept that directs thinking towards a wide spectrum of common materials that are often ignored or conceived as waste. But instead, is transformed into something new, marketable or a value-added product. Apart from being very delicious, nutritious and medicinal, mushrooms can also be cultivated to generate income and create employment.

The project otimises the production of animal feed from encroacher bush biomass. Namibia is severely affected by bush encroachment, a phenomenon

Interested researchers or sponsors kindly contact:

Vermicompost worms

Growing mushrooms

Lifestock feeding on pellets produced by the Bush-to-Feed Project

Luderitz windmill project

Dr John Sifani Director: Center for Innovation and Development Tel: +264 61 206 3466 | Email: jsifani@unam.na

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FINANCE The Bank of Namibia (BoN) estimates that Namibian economy contracted by 0.1% in 2018, following a contraction of 0.9% in 2017. The BoN says in its 2018 Annual Report the contraction can mainly be attributed to slow activity in the secondary and tertiary industries. Strong mining output growth, however, sustained activity in the primary sector. On the positive side, Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein said in his 2019/29 budget speech: “The domestic economy is projected to emerge from recession this year. The pace and quality of the recovery is dependent on the speed and scale of implementation of pro-growth policy interventions, but may also be influenced by external factors. GDP growth for 2019 could reach up to 1.0 percent, from a contraction of between 0.2 and 0.5 in 2018.” Namibia’s annual inflation rate continued its downward trend from 5.6 per cent in November 2018 to 4.4% in February 2019. The Namibia Statistic Agency (NSA) attributed the 0.9% increase in the annual inflation rate from 3.5% in February 2018 to 4.4% in February 2019 to the general increase in prices in all groups comprising the Consumer Price Index (CPI), except housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, health and miscellaneous goods and services. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Namibia (BoN) decided to maintain the repro rate at 6.75% at its February 2019 meeting. The BoN said in a statement: “This rate is deemed appropriate to continue supporting domestic growth, while maintaining the one-to-one link between the Namibia Dollar and the South African Rand.” The repro rate has remained at 6.75 per cent since August 2017 when it was reduced by 25 basis points. Moody’s Investor Services affirmed Namibia’s rating status as Ba1 with a negative outlook in its August 2018 report after it downgraded Namibia’s long-term senior unsecured bond and issuer ratings to junk status (from Baa3- to Ba1) with a negative outlook in August 2017. Moody’s said the affirmation of the Ba1 rating: “… reflects Namibia's gradually improving medium-term growth prospects and moderate wealth levels that support the economy's shock absorption capacity. Some areas of relative strength in the country's institutions, with recently continued adherence to fiscal consolidation objectives through a challenging economic and financial environment, also support the Ba1 rating." Fitch Ratings revised the outlook on Namibia’s long-term foreign-currency issuer default rate (IDR) from stable to negative in February 2019.The international ratings agency, however, maintained the country’s IDR at BB+. The ratings agency said the revision of the outlook to negative: “…


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reflects Namibia’s weak growth performance and our downward assessment of growth prospects with adverse implications for the government’s ability to stabilize the public debt trajectory.” Fitch said its previous expectation of a gradual growth recovery in 2018 did not materialise and pointed out that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) declined for the 10th consecutive quarter in the third quarter of 2018.

2019/2020 BUDGET

The 2019/2020 budget tabled by Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein in March 2019 makes provision for total expenditure of N$66.5 billion – an increase of N$2.6 billion on the 2018/19 revised budget. Schlettwein said in his budget statement the development budget allocation has been increased from N$5.5 billion in the 2018/19 revised budget to N$7.9 billion – an increase of 42%. ”With greater emphasis on economic growth enhancing infrastructure investment and crowding in private sector participation.” The highest allocation, N$13.8 billion, goes to Education, Arts and Culture, representing just over 20% of total expenditure. Expenditure for the Finance department was increased from N$9.8 billion in the 2018/19 revised budget to N$10.8 billion, while N$6.9 billion has been budgeted for Health and Social Services – an increase of 5,1% on the 2018/19 revised budget. Safety and Security has been allocated N$5.6 billion, an increase of 7.3% on the 2018/19 revised budget. Expenditure for Urban and Rural Development decreased by 7.8% from N$2.2 billion in the 2018/19 revised budget to N$1.98 billion in the 2019/20 budget. Defence, Transport and Higher Education, Training and Innovation also received a smaller slice of the budget, compared as a percentage of the 2018/19 revised budget.


The minister said revenue for 2019/20 is estimated at N$58.4 billion which is 3% better than the expected outturn for 2018/19. The estimated budget deficit of N$8.2 billion: “… would be financed through a combination of domestic, multilateral and bilateral borrowing,” he said. Schlettwein drew attention to several areas where progress has been made since fiscal stabilization measures were introduced three years ago. This includes revenue growth of 3.8% relative to 0.4% growth in expenditure, while expenditure as a proportion of GDP has been reduced from 42% to 34.9 percent in the 2018/19 financial year. The Finance minister also pointed out that the budget deficit has almost been halved – from 8.1 percent in 2015/16 to 4.0 percent in for the 2018/19 financial year.

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Turning to the domestic economy, Schlettwein said: “The domestic economy is projected to emerge from recession this year. The pace and quality of the recovery is dependent on the speed and scale of implementation of pro-growth policy interventions, but may also be influenced by external factors. GDP growth for 2019 could reach up to 1.0 percent, from a contraction of between 0.2 and 0.5 in 2018.”


Namibia ranked 100th out of 140 countries assessed in the 2018 World Economic Forum Competitiveness Report with a score of 52.7. The score placed Namibia as the 11th most competitive economy of the 49 African countries that were assessed. A new index based on 12 pillars and 98 indicators was used and the rankings and scores cannot be compared with previous reports. The country achieved the best rankings in the Labour Market (39), Financial System (47) and Institutions (51) pillars. The lowest rankings were: Innovative Capacity and Business Dynamism (121), Health (117), ICT Adoption (105) and Micro-economic Stability and Skills (100). Namibia’s rankings in three pillars were higher than the global average: Labour Market 39 – (global average 64) Financial System 47 – (global average 66) Institutions 51 – (global average 57)

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ICAN - INSTITUTE OF CHARTED ACCOUNTANTS OF NAMIBIA P O Box 21459 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 02181 secretariat@ca-nam.com www.icancpd.net

NIPA - NAMIBIA INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS P O Box 90756 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 38 2700 Fax: +264 61 38 2701 www.office@nipa.com.na

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Allan Gray Namibia knows that true rewards take time, and we consistently apply the same tried and tested investment philosophy that has been applied for more than four decades. We buy assets for our clients’ portfolios that trade at a discount to our assessment of their intrinsic value and sell them when they reach our estimate of their true worth. Our track record attests to our ability to achieve superior investment performance for our clients at lower-than-average risk of loss. Looking to the future, we know that our livelihood depends solely on our ability to continue helping clients achieve their investment objectives.


Allan Gray has been managing assets for Namibian clients in the Land of the Brave since 1984. To improve client service, harness vast domestic opportunities and increase access to smart, strategic and worthwhile investments, Allan Gray Namibia was founded in 1996 as an independent investment management company. Allan Gray Namibia forms part of the broader Allan Gray Group, which was established in South Africa in 1973. The Group has grown to become Africa’s largest privately-owned investment management company. While its headquarters are in Cape Town, it has a presence in several African countries, including our office in Windhoek. In addition to managing the wealth of individuals, retirement funds, insurers, trusts, companies and foundations, Allan Gray Namibia, through the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, supports the growth of young entrepreneurs and seeks to spark economic growth by incubating and funding local enterprises. In addition to sharing the broader Group’s purpose of helping clients build wealth over the long term, Allan Gray Namibia aims to: • Encourage the development of investment management skills in Namibia • Play a role in the development of the Namibian investment management industry


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Dr Allan WB Gray founded Allan Gray in South Africa in 1973. He subsequently founded Orbis, a global asset manager based in Bermuda, in 1989 to take his fundamental, long-term, contrarian approach global. This approach has never changed; neither has the goal to deliver superior long-term returns. Together with Orbis, we offer African investors a coherent range of global investment products.


We believe that entrepreneurship is an important hinge for economic growth and we view entrepreneurship as a valuable propeller of wealth creation and innovation. Like most worthwhile endeavours, entrepreneurial ventures take time to grow and patience is needed to see the immensely rewarding results. Since 2005, the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation has sustainably contributed to long-term nation-building and economic transformation in Africa. Under the leadership of our Regional Director, Joseph Mukendwa, we are in the process of rejuvenating the programme and the entrepreneurial spirit in Namibia. Through a three-pronged approach, the Foundation invests in curious and driven Namibian youth, who exhibit the willingness to achieve greatness over the long term. Unlocking this greatness is good, not only for their personal gain, but also for communities, cities and the country. Selected students, known

as Allan Gray Candidate Fellows, are given access to comprehensive financial support alongside exposure to thought leaders, mentors and entrepreneurial mind-set development. There is further postgraduate funding available to those who have excelled in the Fellowship. Additionally, the Foundation provides funding to any Namibian Allan Gray Fellow who presents an attractive, high-impact proposition to enable them to start a business. The Foundation hopes to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs who will implement innovative ideas that will continue to better the lives of Namibians across the country. The Foundation is funded by a 15% equity interest in Allan Gray Namibia. It also receives 5% of Allan Gray Namibia’s post-tax profits in perpetuity.


The Allan Gray Namibia team is dynamic, driven and dedicated to client-centred service. Professionals with years of experience and strong academic backgrounds perform investment management and research, trading, compliance, portfolio accounting, client service and investor administration. We aspire to provide an efficient, personalised service, which we continually strive to improve. Our team is located in Windhoek. Since 2015, James Mnyupe, our Managing Director, has been responsible for running the business and has served institutional clients, local brokers, financial advisers and, on occasion, the financial services industry and the public sector. James brings to the table a wealth of industry experience and holds the Chartered Accountant (CA)(SA)(Nam), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designations.

ALLAN GRAY NAMIBIA James Mnyupe - Managing Director +264 61 22 1103 info@allangray.com.na www.allangray.com.na



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UNIQUE PROPOSITIONS FOR UNIQUE CLIENTS FirstRand Namibia Limited officially launched Ashburton Investments Namibia in 2017 with Chief Executive Officer Josephat Mwatotele at the helm. The introduction of Ashburton Investments to the Namibian market allowed the Group to offer Namibian investors access to broader investment options, with nationwide distribution through First National Bank (FNB) and existing Point Break channels. Ashburton Investments’ focus is on offering a blend of traditional and alternative assets as a way to diversify sources of return for its Namibian clients. Ashburton brings together a highly experienced specialist team with diverse technical skills, good understanding of the Namibian markets, and localised decision-making. While remaining locally focused, the Namibian team at the same time has access to a larger resource base and global capabilities in terms of research, product development and capital to drive new product innovation. This allows Ashburton’s clients access to a much wider investment choice. Sarel van Zyl, CEO of FNB Namibia Holdings called the launch of Ashburton Investments in 2017 ‘the fusing of a vision between Ashburton, the larger Group, and Pointbreak – an exciting and historic occasion and a move which we believe is to the advantage not only of existing Pointbreak investors, but also all new future clients of Ashburton, who will now receive access to the wider range of investment products and financial services offered by our Group.’ Through the acquisition of Pointbreak, FirstRand Namibia added new asset management capabilities that allow the Group to be largest provider of end-to-end financial services in the Namibian market. FirstRand Namibia complements the new acquisition with an extensive


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distribution network and strong resource base on which Ashburton Investments in Namibia can draw on, including access to the wellestablished Ashburton Global brand. The recipe for success at Ashburton Investments has been the approach to understand clients’ individual needs and gain insight into the strategic investment challenges they face, in order to provide appropriate solutions to their investment challenges. We harness more sources of return to create appropriate solutions for our clients. Our holistic investment approach spans traditional and nontraditional asset classes as well as conventional and unconstrained investment styles to provide our clients with sustainable returns. We remain locally relevant with an international outlook to offer only the best products, services, and solutions to our clients.

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Members the Board BANK OFofNAMIBIA

The Central Bank is Commited to Execute its Mandate Towards the Public and the Namibian Economy The establishment of the central bank is contained in Article 128 (1) of the Republic of Namibia’s Constitution as amended, which states that ‘There shall be established by Act of Parliament a Central Bank of the Republic of Namibia which shall serve as the State’s principal instrument to control the money supply, the currency, the banking institutions and any other financial institutions that may be placed under the supervision of the Central Bank by an Act of Parliament, and to perform all other functions ordinarily performed by a central bank.’ Pursuant to this constitutional provision, the Bank of Namibia Act, 1997 (Act No. 15 of 1997) as amended, was passed by Parliament. This Act entrusted the Bank of Namibia with a number of functions that affects the lives of the public in various ways. The notes and coins used every day is the most visible area where the central bank serves the public. Legally, the central bank is the only institution authorised to issue currency. It is therefore the responsibility of the Bank to ensure that there is sufficient supply of good quality bank notes and coins available to commercial banks to serve the needs of the public. The central bank promotes and maintains financial stability in the country. Financial stability is concerned with ensuring that the financial system which comprises banking and non-banking institutions is safe, sound and able to withstand financial or economic shocks. The Bank shares the responsibility of fostering, a world-class financial system with the regulator of non-banks, the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority, NAMFISA. On its part, the central bank licenses and supervises all commercial banks, making sure that they function properly, and associated risks are minimised. The Bank, however, cannot eliminate all risks nor prevent bank failure. Commercial banks can fail, but during such an unfortunate event, the Bank will do everything in its power to ensure that the potential negative impact on the entire financial system is kept at a minimum. Being the central bank, the Bank of Namibia fulfils the role of a banker to the Government. The Bank hosts the state account on behalf of the Government and effects payments on its behalf both domestically and internationally. These amongst others, entail vendor payments, civil servants’ salary payments and funding of foreign missions. The Bank is also responsible for the issuing and repayment of debt on behalf of the Government as well as payment of coupons and interest. The Bank of Namibia provides banking services to local commercial banks. Among other services, commercial banks buy coins and notes from the Bank and deposit weary notes with the central bank. The Bank also provides liquidity to commercial banks if and when required, provided sufficient collateral has been provided. The Bank of Namibia oversees the National Payment System. The National Payment System (NPS) comprises all payment-related activities, arrangements, processes, mechanisms, infrastructure, institutions, laws and regulations, as well as those who use the system. The Bank’s oversight role over the NPS is to ensure the efficient functioning of the payment systems allowing safe, secure and timely completion of financial transactions for purposes of financial stability and overall economic performance. Within the NPS resides the Namibia Interbank Settlement System (NISS) which is operated by the Bank of Namibia. The settlement system facilitates and settles all transactions between its participants who are authorised banks and non-bank financial institutions. The Bank is also responsible for formulating monetary policy on a frequent basis with the primary role of maintaining price stability and the peg between the Namibia Dollar and the South African Rand. The Bank is using the Repo Rate, amongst others, as a tool in achieving these objectives and the appropriate level of the Repo Rate is determined at every Monetary Policy Meeting. As the central bank, the Bank of Namibia manages the country’s foreign reserves used in paying for imports and meeting other financial obligations of the country. Additionally, the Bank of Namibia also administers exchange control regulations on behalf of the Minister of Finance. The Bank controls the in- and out flow of money in order to protect the foreign reserves of the country. Lastly, the Bank conducts economic and financial research as well as other research of strategic importance. The main aim of the research undertaken by the Bank is to inform specific policy direction and actions in order to support economic growth and development in Namibia. This is done in line with its statutory mandate which requires the Bank to provide policy advice to the Government.


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OUR VISION To be a centre of excellence; a professional and credible institution; working in the public interest and supporting the achievement of the national economic development goals.

OUR MISSION To support economic growth and development in Namibia, we act as fiscal advisor and banker to Government; promote price stability; manage reserves and currency; ensure sound financial systems and conduct economic research.

In pursuit of our mission, we are responsible for the following:

Ensuring low and stable inflation (Price Stability) through sound enactment of the Monetary Policy

Foreign reserves management

Issuing of the currency (Namibia dollar)

Safeguarding and enhancing financial stability Overseeing the National Payment and Settlement Systems

Providing banking services to Government and commercial banks Administration of Exchange Control


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Bank Windhoek presents

Southern Africa’s first Commercial Bank listed Green Bond A financial instrument in which the proceeds are exclusively used towards new and existing Green Projects.


n Wednesday, 5 December 2018, Bank Windhoek became the first commercial bank to list a Green Bond, not only in Namibia, but in the Southern African region. A Green Bond is a financial instrument in which the proceeds are used exclusively towards the financing of new and existing Green Projects, which by definition, promote climate or environmental sustainability. The World Bank issued the world’s first Green Bond in 2008, and nearly ten years later, in 2017, the total Green Bond issuance grew to a record high of $155 billion. Moreover, Green Bond issuance is expected to grow to reach $200 billion in 2019, according to Moody’s and the Climate Bond Initiative. The Bank Windhoek Green Bond is listed on the Namibia Stock Exchange and complies with the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative. The aim of the SSE Initiative is to build the capacity of stock exchanges and securities market regulators to promote responsible investment and advance the sustainability practices of companies. “As a member of Capricorn Group, Bank Windhoek aims to become the Green Financier of choice for sustainability projects in all countries that the Group operates in. As the only 100% locally owned commercial bank in Namibia, Bank Windhoek takes the responsibility to protect our country for future generations very seriously,” said Baronice Hans, Managing Director of Bank Windhoek.


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As part of the issuance, Bank Windhoek has developed a Green Bond Framework as the core document against which the management, eligibility and success of the bond issuance is benchmarked. “As one of the implementing partners of

the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Finance (SUNREF) program by Agence Française de Développement’s (AFD), Bank Windhoek was encouraged to investigate the viability of expanding its green lending activities,” commented Ruan Bestbier, Treasury Sales & Sustainability Analyst at Bank Windhoek, who developed the Green Bond Framework. Bank Windhoek adopted the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Definitions and Metrics for Climate Related Activities to assist with the evaluation and selection of potential sustainable projects for its Green Bond program, in order to classify potential

sustainable projects as “Green”. “To put the Green bond process in layman’s terms, a company or person can apply for a loan in order to finance his/her Green project, if the Green project meets all of the technical requirements, the financing of the project qualifies to be funded by the Green Bond proceeds raised at the time of issuance. The successful company or person will be required to repay the loan according to the terms and conditions agreed”, Bestbier added. Projects that focus on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency & Resource Efficiency, Green Buildings and Sustainable Waste Management amongst others are all eligible to apply for a Green Bond. The official Bank Windhoek Green Bond Framework is available on our website, which will give more clarity around the purpose and detailed requirements of our Green Bond Initiative. The issuance of Namibia’s first Green Bond, is testament to Bank Windhoek’s vision to be the financial partner of choice, ultimately leading to positive change in the country and the Southern African region.

For more information and to view the Green Bond Framework visit our website www.bankwindhoek.com.na or contact us at Tel: +264 61 299 1640 /1651 email: bwdealers@bankwindhoek.com.na


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Bank Windhoek Awarded 2019 Green Bond Pioneer Award The Pioneer Award is given to organisations that spearhead climate resilient and low carbon investment around the world. Bank Windhoek is the first commercial bank to list a Green Bond in the Southern African region. This issuance forms part of a strategy to become a key contributor to a green Namibian economy that sets a sustainable foundation for future generations. Launched in 2016 in partnership with the London Stock Exchange Group, the Green Bond Pioneer Awards are recognised as the foremost international green bond accolades. We thank the Climate Bond Initiative and the committee for this recognition of our green efforts and hope it marks the beginning of more green financing initiatives in the Southern African region. For more information on how to apply for financing, contact us: Website: www.bankwindhoek.com.na Tel: +264 61 299 1640 /1651 Email: bwdealers@bankwindhoek.com.na

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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.

and social impacts of its lending though its Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS).

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.

In terms of the goals of its finance, private sector enterprise delivers sustainable results with development impact. By fostering with finance the entrepreneurial ambitions of enterprises and individuals, 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.

Additional facets of its mandate include local and international raising of capital, and development of money and capital markets.


Creation of new and temporary 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.


The Bank specialises in finance for projects with higher risk profiles that would not ordinarily be financed by commercial providers. Not only can the Bank service enterprises with perceived higher risk levels, such as SMEs, but it can also develop pioneering finance. 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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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.

with pre-application support, mentorship, general business training and technical training.


The Bank routinely provides finance for large scale infrastructure projects. These projects are initiated by state-owned enterprises, or referred by the Bank’s shareholder. The Bank also finances local authorities and public private partnerships (PPPs).


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.


The Bank has adopted a path of reapplication of its finance to 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.


In 2017, the Bank resumed financing of SMEs. As SMEs have a higher risk profile, and as the Bank receives finance from external investors, SME finance is ring-fenced in the Development Portfolio (DP) and managed by separate function within the Bank. The EP is funded by the Government of Namibia, and it eliminates investor exposure to the risk posed by SMEs. Larger enterprises are financed from the Enterprise Portfolio (EP), which is a repository for interest-bearing finance raised locally and internationally. As SMEs are an important source of economic activity, the Bank mitigates the risk of failure with a Client Support function, which assists

DEVELOPMENT BANK OF NAMIBIA Jerome Mutumba Head: Marketing & Corporate Communication +264 61 290 8000 jmutumba@dbn.com.na www.dbn.com.na


Expect more. Finance for enterprise and infrastructure.

Enterprises and infrastructure are drivers of economic activity, employment and development. By nurturing the ambitions of locally registered enterprises, with flexible finance and support in the fields of manufacturing, transport and logistics, tourism and infrastructure development - the Development Bank of Namibia creates an economic future for Namibia, and prosperity for its borrowers. If you have a plan for an enterprise or infrastructure, call 061 - 290 8000, and expect more.

Expect more. www.dbn.com.na

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HangalaPrescient is a joint venture company between Hangala Capital, the financial services arm of Hangala Group, and Prescient Holdings, a global investment management company based in Cape Town, established to drive investment management activities in asset management and private equity businesses, respectively.

from key investor GIPF. The following highlight the key sectors of focus: • Energy • Water • Information communication technology • Transport • Social infrastructure (healthcare and education)

In asset management, HangalaPrescient is joined by Nineteen Nill Four Holdings, a company wholly owned by prominent Namibian businessman, Theo Mberirua, forming a majority-owned Namibian company, HangalaPrescient Investment Management (Pty) Ltd with just over N$2 billion assets under management.

As a local Namibian investment manager we understand the local macro environment and we seek under our investment philosophy to: • Develop infrastructure assets in Namibia aligned with Government national policy • Facilitate a provision of for long term debt on project finance terms to finance development of infrastructure assets • Provide funding and expertise needed to develop early stage and late stage projects into viable investment opportunities

In private equity, HangalaPrescient Infrastructure Manager (Pty) Ltd has successfully raised N$500 million for infrastructure financing

Develop infrastructure assets with measurable and quantifiable social impact.

HangalaPrescient investment philosophy centres on capital preservation, robust risk management practices and consistently striving for real returns for retail and institutional investors.

HANGALA PRESCIENT +264 61 402 2092 18 Liliencron Street, The Village, Unit 17, Windhoek info@hangalaprescient.com www.hangalaprescient.com

HangalaPrescient offering includes: • Local and Offshore Investment Management • Unit Trusts • Segregated Fund Solutions • Unlisted Infrastructure Investment Management

Certainty of investment outcomes, year after year. To know more, visit www.hangalaprescient.com or call +264 61 402092.


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How can sustainable energy drive sustainable growth? Through collaboration and bringing together diverse perspectives, EY helps companies and communities drive inclusive growth. ey.com/transactions #BetterQuestions

Windhoek office: +264 61 289 1100 Walvis Bay office: +264 64 205 847 Country Leader: Cameron KotzĂŠ - cameron.kotze@na.ey.com

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YOUR PARTNER IN A NEW DAWN OF GROWTH Eos Capital is the leading 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, meaning “new dawn”. By investing into the private sector, Eos is supporting its growth and thereby the growth of the Namibian economy.

Geography: Namibia Deal size: Minimum of N$10m, maximum of N$90m Number of investors: 19


Eos Capital has identified a new gap in the market – financing for infrastructure projects. It’s new fund, the Infrastructure Development and Investment Company Namibia (IDICON), will soon be launched to provide long term financing for infrastructure projects through equity or 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 into IDICON or receiving funding.



Strategy: Investing in companies with strong growth potential Fund size: N$461m Value creation: Growth and operational development

Consumer Services (financial and education) Information and Communication Technology General Industrials


Managing Partner Johannes Gawaxab

Associate Shetu Shipena


Partner: Value Add Nicole Maske

Finance, Compliance, Risk and Reporting Manager Sofia Shiimi

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Partner: Investments Senior Associate Ekkehard Friedrich Connie-Marlene Theyse

Office Manager Emmarentia Irion

Analyst Jacinta Hidimbwasa

Recruiting: Senior Associate


Panel to Panel Sector: General Industrials Website: www.panel2panel-na.com 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.

Elso Holdings (Pty) Ltd - be cleaner, buy greener, buy Namibian Sector: General Industrials, Consumer Goods Website: www.elsoholdings.com Elso is a Namibian manufacturer of biodegradable 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.

Heat Exchange Products & Namibia Aqua Mechanica Sector: Utilities Website: www.hepwater.com; www. aquamechanica.com Heat Exchange Products is the one of the leading water treatment companies within Namibia and is committed in 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 Namibiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important markets of agricultural and mining.

Fabupharm (Pty) Ltd Sector: General Industrials, Consumer Goods Website: www.fabupharmnamibia.com Fabupharm is a Namibian manufacturer of pharmaceutical and personal care products and owns the only fully-fledged pharmaceutical manufacturing plant 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.

Welwitchia Private School Sector: Education Website: www.welwitschiaschool.com Welwitschia Private School offers small classroom environments and a wide variety of non-core subjects to allow each child to complete mainstream education while also exploring their individual strengths. Eos has partnered with the school to enhance its offering and facilities and grow the school, which is located in Windhoek.

C A P I TA L EOS Capital No 8, Rieks Van Der Walt Street, Windhoek +264 61 304 400 admin@eoscapital.com.na PO Box 11526, Klein Windhoek www.eoscapital.com.na

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From humble beginnings in 1907 with only 12 employees in Lüderitz, the FirstRand Namibia Group today employs more than 2 300 people. FirstRand Namibia Group has a presence throughout the country, providing multifaceted financial services to the Namibian nation. In 1997, FNB became the first locally registered bank to be listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange and is are proud and thankful to have been able to deliver consistent earning growth while creating value for all stakeholders, ranging from customers to government and employees. FNB Namibia Holdings Limited announced its name change to FirstRand Namibia Limited in 2018. Activities within the FNB Namibia Holdings Limited group have expanded to a multi-branded approach and the name no longer represented the multi-branded structure of the group. FirstRand Namibia Limited is representative of a holding company for the multi-branded group, including the FNB, RMB, WesBank and Ashburton brands. The group is extremely proud of the innovative and full range of products and services provided to individuals, as well as enterprises both large and small. FirstRand Namibia has 2 886 registered shareholders of whom 2 760 are Namibian. They own almost 103 million shares, valued at more than N$4.6 billion at 30 June 2018.

to the people. Introducing banking solutions to remote areas, essentially to wherever our customers are, is one of the ways in which they proactively answer their own question of ‘How can we help you?’ As a group FirstRand Namibia remains committed to employing the right people, valuing our customers, and doing the right thing. FirstRand Namibia remains dedicated to the country and its people and will continue to work hand in hand with the public and private sector so that together we can create a better world for all Namibians. The mission at FirstRand Namibia is to be a great Namibian financial services provider, creating a better world, and will do that through executing its Vision 2020 through the 4Ps, namely People, Partnership, Planet and Profit. The aim is to grow the business organically and not through price increases, through sustainable value-adding partnerships.

Indirectly, through the various investments by Namibian pension funds in FNB Namibia Holdings shares, a broad spectrum of the Namibian population has an interest in the company.


Throughout the years, FirstRand Namibia has been at the forefront of innovative products and services, especially over the past few years as digital banking has taken over. Their investment in technology has assisted customers to become more self-sufficient through the self-help channels on computers and cellphones. This has not only enhanced their banking, as it can be done whenever, wherever, but has also led to significantly reduced costs for customers. They are delighted with the fact that fewer customers have had to visit a physical branch over the past years, as they embrace digital platforms. Through innovative products and channels such as e-Wallet, personal loans and automated deposit machines, cashback and the FNB App, the group firmly believes that no one has to be left out when it comes to financial services as we already bank over more than 800 000 customers in Namibia while financing homes for people from all walks of life. More tools in the self-service box include “cash at till” and CashPlus, which offers FNB customers cash deposit and withdrawal services at selected small and medium retail outlets, effectively taking the bank

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Ripe fruits begin with strong roots Life is about growth. The Government Institutions Pension Fund is here to safeguard and grow your investments to create a better future for you and your family.

Email: info@gipf.com.na Visit www.gipf.com.na


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Through patience, experienced management and sound judgment, the GIPF has set strong roots so your investments can bear fruit for generations to come.

FINANCE www.gipf.com.na

The GIPF Circle of Investment






How do member funds contribute to the growth of their pension fund? Here’s how GIPF makes your retirement money work for you.




The Board of Trustees invests the contributions in unlisted and listed investments based on recommendations from the Investment Committee and an independent investment consultant.

GIPF collects money from members and their respective employers in the form of monthly contributions.


Claims Paid


The funds generated by GIPF are then used to process and pay the claims made by our members.




Any residual funds are then reinvested back into the investment fund, ready for another round of growth.



Growth Once funds have been invested, they are allowed the opportunity to grow within the market and generate returns.

Guaranteed Benefits The money generated adds to the fund base that secures the guaranteed benefits of all GIPF members.

GIPF is a fund that provides pension benefits for civil servants and employees of member institutions. Please feel free to contact any of our offices. Windhoek 061 – 2051000 Katima Mulilo 066 – 254589/254223 Oshakati 065 – 220587/42

Ondangwa 065 – 241381/2 Otjiwarongo 067 – 307078/9

Swakopmund 064 – 461735/42 Keetmanshoop 063 – 226021

Gobabis Rundu


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065 – 241381/2


064 – 461735

Email: info@gipf.com.na

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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 take part in the management of portfolio investment company if required. Through its current funds under management, Königstein Capital has already invested more than N$600 million in projects and investments with an economical value in excess of N$1.7 billion. Königstein has the necessary fund structures in place to offer investment alternatives to pension funds, institutional and other investors.

UNLISTED INVESTMENT FUNDS PROPERTY AND INFRASTRUCTURE KÖNIGSTEIN CAPITAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT FUND The Königstein Capital Property Investment Fund (KCPIF), with the Government Institutions Pension Fund as principal investor, was established to invest in the development of immovable property and infrastructure projects. This fund has a mandate to invest in the development of the following projects: • retail property • commercial property • industrial property • residential property • infrastructure development.

Pension Fund as principal investor. Investment sector focus: • agribusiness and agriculture • health care • manufacturing, industry and services • general business • media, and • financial services.


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 corporate finance experience.

The fund has invested in a number of very successful propertydevelopment projects which resulted in nearly 700 individual property units developed. There are various new property development transactions in the pipeline.


Spitz Investments (Pty) Ltd is a closed fund with existing investments in a diverse portfolio of businesses that include healthcare (i.e. the Namibian Oncology Centre), property and biomass investments.


Spitz Capital (Pty) Ltd is the latest established fund. It is a Regulation 29 compliant unlisted investment vehicle, with the Government Institutions


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KÖNIGSTEIN CAPITAL Albie Basson +264 61 303 227 info@konigsteincapital.com



INCLUSIVE FINANCE Letshego Namibia has come full circle and celebrates just under a decade of improving life through inclusive finance and remains committed to driving its strategic intent of being recognised as Africa’s leading inclusive finance group.

Contact us at: Landline: +264 61 202 3500

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Prudential Portfolio Managers Namibia (Pty) Limited is a Namibian-based investment manager with a special focus on Namibian investments. The company is part of the global M&G Prudential Group and was the very first international asset manager to establish an office in Windhoek, more than 20 years ago. Prudential Namibia helps clients achieve their financial goals, consistently applying their prudent valuation-based investment approach with the aim of protecting and growing their savings over time. The company has a strong belief in community development, and all aspects of the business (from the investment team to administration and client servicing) are comprised of Namibian residents. The company is also part owned by Namibians - with 15% owned by Horizon Investment, an indigenous Namibian empowerment company. Prudential Namibia has strong ties with its South African counterpart. Collectively, the two companies manage N$236 billion of client assets (as at 31 October 2018). Prudential Namibia offers a range of investment products for both retail and institutional investors. Institutional investors can choose between a range of equity, balanced, real return, fixed income, property and tactical asset allocation mandates. Retail investors have the choice of four unit trusts, each managed with a specific objective, risk profile and time horizon in mind.

A LOT HAS CHANGED OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES, BUT OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR CLIENTS REMAINS CONSISTENT. Namibia has gone through many changes since we first opened our doors in 1996. But what has been consistent is our unwavering dedication to our clients, regardless of what comes our way.

Speak to your Financial Adviser for more information or visit prudential.co.za


Prudential Portfolio Managers (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd is an approved investment manager.

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As at

  Rm Headline Earnings (Rm)

Mass and Foundation Cluster



Personal Finance



Wealth and Investments 13,144




Headline earnings per share (cents)

8% 283.7


Adjusted Headline Earnings (AHE) (Rm)

Old Mutual Corporate Old Mutual Insure Rest of Africa Central expenses

11,512 2018

AHE per share (cents)

11% 271.1


1,490 1,576




Shareholder investment return





Adjusted Headline Earnings before tax and non-controlling interests



Shareholder tax





Non-controlling interests










1.5 million

Basic earnings per share (cents)


R0.7 billion

R0.2 billion


R29.3 billion

R1.2 billion SOUTH AFRICA




6.2 million


2.10 million


R6.8 billion

Results from Operations (Rm)


R3.0 billion


R946.5 billion






Return on net asset value (%)

  Rm Total assets Total liabilities Net assets





430 bps

Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent Preferred securities Total non-controlling interests Total equity





900 bps


R67.1 billion As at 31 Dec  2018

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Shareholders’ equity

Ordinary shares Group Solvency ratio (%)2



1.48 million




Adjusted Headline Earnings


(506) 10,367

IFRS profit after tax (Rm)



(425) 9,963

Finance costs


1,611 1,703

Results from Operations

Income from associated undertakings and joint ventures 12,947

As at 31 Dec 2017 

31 Dec 2018


Includes the consolidated equity attributable to Quilter and Nedbank which were distributed during 2018.


The Group solvency ratio is presented consistent with the disclosure in the pre-listing statement, except for the use of the iterative risk margin approach.

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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.

“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 can’t be bought. It can’t be enforced. It can only be earned through consistent integrity, transparency and the proverbial fruit of the harvest.


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 173 Chartered Accountants have qualified through PwC Namibia. We have 66 trainees in the process of completing the 3-year Chartered Accountant articles, and in 2007, we launched the PwC Tax Academy


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where 18 candidates have completed their training. Currently 8 candidates are enrolled on a 3-year tax articles programme while furthering their studies within various taxation fields. Tax academy participants to date include 95% designated Namibians. We currently have 6 trainee accountants from previously disadvantaged groups, undergoing traineeship contracts for Namibia Institute of Professional Accountants (NIPA) qualification with our firm.

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.


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 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

PWC NAMIBIA Nangula Uaandja Country Senior Partner nangula.uaandja@pwc.com Ansie Rossouw Partner in Charge - Walvis Bay ansie.rossouw@pwc.com www.pwc.com.na



RMB Namibia, a division of FirstRand Namibia Limited, is a leading African Corporate and Investment Bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups (by market capitalisation) in Africa –FirstRand Limited. We offer Namibian clients a comprehensive suite of Corporate and Investment Banking products and services.


At RMB we are passionate about solving problems for our clients. Our thinking digs deeper and sees further. It’s an approach we call Solutionist Thinking. With a can-do mindset that is considered, innovative, curious and resilient, we seek solutions beyond the obvious. We are innovative in our thinking and turn challenges into opportunities. Bound by the believe that together we can make a difference for our clients, for society and for the future. Solutionist Thinking is the magic that inspires everything we do. RMB Namibia has been a valued partner for corporate banking and financial solutions to clients in Namibia for more than a decade. These solutions include: Structured Lending; Trade Finance; General banking facilities; Loan Solutions; Syndication and Distribution;

Infrastructure Finance; Resource Finance; Export Credit Agency; Leveraged Finance; Real Estate Finance and Custody and Trustee Services. It is our ability to think differently, our collaborative spirit, our client-centric solutions and our belief that great minds don’t always have to think alike, what sets us apart.


Our team at RMB has a wealth of knowledge and are able to advise clients on a range of products and services, individualised to their specific needs. The team has an in-depth knowledge of the economy and global markets to advise clients on the best quality and inventive solutions to make their businesses grow and flourish. During the past year, RMB Namibia has successfully negotiated deals and provided landmark solutions for big companies in Namibia including: Debmarine Namibia, Nampower, the Government of the Republic of Namibia, MMI, Ohorongo Cement, Ohlthaver & List, Air Namibia, Telecom and Otjikoto Gold.

Early-Rider Development BMX programme for the Namibian Cycling Federation; Physically Actove Youth; the Grace Welfare project and the RMB Come Together Workshop Series in co-operation with the National Art Gallery of Namibia.


At the beginning of 2018, RMB Namibia’s Trade and Working Capital division was recognised as the ‘Best Trade Finance Provider in Namibia’ by the Global Finance Magazine. The award was based on several factors, including transaction volume, global coverage, customer service, competitive pricing and innovative technologies – all of which are part of RMB Namibia’s solutions-driven ethos.


RMB Namibia, through the FirstRand Namibia Foundation Trust also plays a big role in numerous Corporate Social Investment (CSI) projects such as: Song Night; The Kids on Bikes development project; the Concerto Festival;

RMB NAMIBIA +264 61 299 8101 www.rmb.com.na

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programmes, namely the Bursary Programme and the Graduate Programme. Through the former programme, the bank awards bursaries to cream of the crop matriculants who are in need of financial assistance to pursue their study and realise their dreams at a university of their choice. The Graduate Programme on the other hand recruits the best candidates from universities to join the bank and allows them to hone their skills and knowledge. These gain a solid foundation and understanding of the functions within the bank by rotating within the bank through assigned functions: it is believed that graduates will get to know particular functions better as they experience rotations within those functions over a period of a year. Additionally, the bank is also a proud sponsor of Forum for African Women Educationalists in Namibia (FAWENA), which is aimed at advancing education in the country by educating over 1 000 Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC).


Through the Buy-a-Brick initiative, which was launched in 2015 in collaboration with the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN), the bank has become one of the biggest proponents in building decent homes for people from no- to low-income households.

Vetumbuavi J. Munguda - Standard Bank Namibia Chief Executive

As one of the oldest commercial banks in the country, with a rich history spanning 104 years, Standard Bank has a motto which is “Namibia is our home; we drive her growth”. That motto goes far beyond the scope of banking but driving the growth of the communities in which the bank operates. The bank prides itself on supporting a number of social, environmental and developmental programmes throughout the country, as well as on its digital innovations which have simplified the way in which Namibians transact.


Standard Bank launched its Investing in Academic Excellence initiative in 2010 and it has been a resounding success ever since. The initiative aims to enhance the academic performance at schools in Namibia across all 14 regions. The project is incentive driven and rewards the top three best-performing Grade 10 and Grade 12 learners in each region with a cash prize. The Best Improved Government School (Grade 10 or JSC) also receives N$50 000 towards a project of their choice, courtesy of Standard Bank. This initiative extends to university students, with students from various institutions of higher learning receiving cash prizes for good academic performance. The bank has two developmental


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During its freshman year, the initiative raised an impressive N$1.4 million, which was used to build 44 homes in Rehoboth for members of the federation. The following year, N$2 million was raised and used to build houses in Berseba, Otjinene and Havana in Windhoek. This year 100 houses are being built across the country with the N$3.7 million raised through the initiative. To further illustrate the plight of Namibians from no- or low-income households, a Buy-aBrick shack was built which showcases just how deplorable the conditions are that these people live in. This shack design recently won a Loerie Award in Durban in the category: Three Dimensional & Environmental Design - Interior Design & Temporary Structures. The initiative has restored dignity and hope to members of the federation who built their homes through the initiative, allowing them to dream and strive for a better future for themselves. Beyond simply raising funds to build homes, the initiative has two other key objectives. The first is creating awareness about the acute shortage of housing in Namibia and the efforts of the various players in the country who are trying and address this, particularly the SDFN. The second and most important objective is to help mobilise resources and research as well as to coordinate efforts between the private sector and government to relook policy interventions that will help with the accelerated construction of houses for no- or low-income households. Another part of that objective is also finding solutions of how to lower the cost of building a house and exploring alternative building methods. The only materials currently used or known are bricks. However, it is


imperative to research whether there could be different, more cost-effective materials that could provide adequate housing. These alternative materials would in turn contribute to shortening the construction period which currently stands at six months but which could be brought down to two months or perhaps even two weeks.

expansion at Kariba South Hydro Power Station. This package will improve access to power for Zimbabwe and Namibia, through NamPower, with long-term benefits of improved power supply and reliability, and will also extend to other Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) members.


This deal speaks to Standard Bank’s ongoing commitment to use its on-the-ground presence and expert capabilities across Africa to finance the development of power and infrastructure projects throughout the continent. Standard Bank’s local presence and its strong relationships with key stakeholders in the region were crucial to ensuring the positive outcome.

Local trade fairs and expos are the backbone of any developing community as they provide employment opportunities and fill niche markets that are often overlooked by large companies. They should be made an essential element in the socio-economic development of the country. A testament of this is the growth of once small towns such as Okakarara, Okamatapati, Henties Bay, Eenhana and Mariental, to name a few, which are slowly becoming business hubs in their own right with the aid of their successful expos and trade fairs. To continue stimulating the growth of the economies in which the bank operates, this year the bank sponsored 37 trade fairs to the tune of N$2 million. Aside from the monetary contributions, the bank also offered various financial services to exhibitors and visitors at these events. However, on a national scale, the bank has facilitated in some of the country’s biggest deals, such as the US$150 million for SS Nujoma, a diamond exploration and sampling vessel, which the bank co-financed with Debmarine. The state of the art fully-fledged marine diamond exploration and sampling vessel has factory capabilities and will contribute to the sustainable provision of revenue for the country. The bank also partnered in the country’s photovoltaic (PV) solar plant, with a development finance institution, the subsidiary of Agence Française de Développement , Proparco, to secure US$50 million for the project. The plant which is situated at Mariental in the Hardap region will contribute 3% to the country’s energy needs and reduce the country’s energy dependency from the southern African pool by 5%. Alten Africa constructed the 45 MW plant and has a 51% stake in the investment vehicle, in which NamPower has 19%, in addition to Namibian investors Mangrove and Talyeni with 30%. About 112 GWh of clean electricity will be uploaded onto Namibia's national grid, sufficient to meet the annual electricity needs of over 70 000 Namibians once they start commercial operations. As a mandated Lead Arranger, the bank also concluded a USD120 million debt package with Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) for the rehabilitation of existing power infrastructure at Kariba South Hydro Power Station and Hwange Thermal Power Station. The bank partnered with the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank) to deliver the financing. The transaction was a continuation of a previous funding arrangement with ZPC, which went towards their contribution into the 300 MW


Standard Bank broke ground and commenced with the construction of its new N$650 million head office in Windhoek’s Kleine Kuppe, near the Grove Mall of Namibia in 2018. The new four-star-rated green building will accommodate all the bank’s operational departments in one building, ultimately enhancing its overall operations. It will comprise 10 500 square metres of office space, situated on four floors, as well as over 400 public and private parking bays. Africa, like the rest of the world, is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, for instance, reduced access to clean water, drought and flooding, and the impact of changing weather patterns on harvests. As such the bank is working to develop appropriate solutions for mitigating the effects of climate change. Standard Bank is a major investor in renewable energy technologies across Africa, while also making internal investments to reduce the bank’s own direct carbon footprint. The Standard Bank Group is investing in greening its offices and branches across Africa. All new buildings are aligned with the Green Building Council of South Africa’s (GBCSA) sustainability rules.

STANDARD BANK Magreth Mengo: Head Marketing and Communication Standard Bank: Marketing Department +264 61 294 2421 magreth.mengo@standardbank.com.na

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FISHING The Benguela marine ecosystem is one of the most productive fishing grounds in the world and Namibia’s marine fisheries industry ranks among the top African countries. The rich fishing waters off the Namibian coast supports seven main commercially exploited species, as well as a variety of other species which are landed in smaller volumes.

The industry is the third largest contributor to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the country's largest export earner after mining. Inits December 2018 Economic Outlook, the Bank of Namibia (BoN) said, "The performance of the fishing industry is expected to decline in 2018, in line with depressed fish stocks. In subsequent years the total allowable catches (TACs) and fish landings are expected to fluctuate broadly sideways." The bank estimated that fishing and fish processing on board contracted by 4.7% in 2018, with growth of 1.4% projected for 2019. Walvis Bay, the hub of the fishing industry, accounts for around 90% of the landings, while Lüderitz is the centre of the rock lobster, swordfish and tuna industries. Smaller catches of hake are also landed at the southern port. Hake is the industry’s most important fisheries resource in terms of value and export earnings. The TAC for the season, which began on 1 November 2017 and ended on 20 September 2018 remained unchanged from the previous season at 154 000 mt. Spain accounts for nearly 50% of exports, mainly as individually quick-frozen fillets, while South Africa is the second largest export market. Horse mackerel is the most important catch in terms of tonnage landed. It accounts for nearly two-thirds of total landings and is the second-most valuable fisheries export earner. The horse mackerel TAC for the season, which began on 1 January 2018, remained unchanged from 2017 at 340 000 metric tonnes, following a 1.5% increase from 335 000 tonnes in 2016. Concern has been expressed, however, over an increase in the number of smaller fish that were landed. Horse mackerel is an important source of healthy, nutritious and affordable protein in Africa. The Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique are among the main export markets, but horse mackerel is also sold as far afield as west Africa. The fish were initially frozen and packaged at sea and sold in frozen blocks of whole mackerel. More recently, however, horse mackerel have been processed onshore to add value, while several


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Once regarded as the silver bounty of the seas, the pilchards industry remains in limbo until at least 2020 following the December 2017 Cabinet decision to impose a three-year moratorium after the industry’s collapse. Post-independence pilchard catches in Namibian waters peaked in 1994 when the TAC was set at 125 000 metric tonnes (mt), but over-exploitation and climate changes resulted in the industry’s collapse and only 3 400 mt of the 14 000 mt TAC were landed in 2016.

fishing companies have been producing canned mackerel since the first canned products appeared on the market in 2013. Juvenile mackerel, anchovy and round-herring catches are processed into fishmeal, which is used as an additive in animal feeds, and fish oil. The TAC for the deep-sea red crab fisheries, which operate from Walvis Bay, is determined by the South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO). The TAC for the 2018 season which stretches from 1 January to 30 December remained unchanged at 3 446 mt. Japan is the main market for cooked and frozen crab, while Malaysia, Singapore and the Middle East are other important markets. Monk fish is exported to high-value European markets with Spain and Italy being the main destinations. The TAC for the 2017/18 season, which stretches from 1 May to 30 April, was reduced slightly from 10 000 mt in 2016/2017 to 9 600 mt for the 2017/18 season. The 2008 moratorium on orange roughy, a deep-water species with delicate flavoured meat, remains in place. Exploitation of this deepwater species in Namibian waters began in 1994 and catches peaked in 1997 when 15 517 mt were landed. A sharp decline in catches led to the moratorium to allow scientists to conduct accurate stock assessments. The survey was completed in 2016, but their recommendations have not yet been made public.



Lüderitz is the centre of the rock lobster and large pelagic fisheries, while a number of companies also hold hake quotas. The 2017/18 quota of 230 mt for rock lobster was marginally lower by 38 mt in the previous season which stretches annually from 1 November to 30 April. The quota is still substantially down from the 2014/15 quota of 350 mt. The lobster is exported either live to Japan or processed onshore into tails, whole cooked or raw frozen products. The large pelagic fisheries targets mainly albacore, also known as longfin tuna, while smaller quantities of large-eye tuna and swordfish are landed. Japan is the main market for frozen tuna where it is in demand for sashimi. Japan, Spain and the United States of America are other major pelagic fish markets. Shortfin mako and blue shark are caught as by-catches and their fins are exported to southeast Asia. The large pelagic fisheries have seen a dramatic drop in landings since 2011 and although the causes must still be determined scientifically it has been attributed to seismic surveys for gas and oil and the effect of El Niño. Quotas for albacore, other tuna species and swordfish are set by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). Other important commercial fisheries resources include kingklip, angelfish and snoek which are mainly caught as by-catches from hake and sole fishing. Silver cob (also known as kabeljou), West Coast steenbras and snoek are target species of commercial ski-boat anglers. Domestic consumption of fish remains below the world average of 20.4 kg per person per annum. Consumption has, however, increased gradually since the establishment of the Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust in 2001 to promote consumption by making fish more accessible and affordable. Another contributing factor has been the increased variety of products available at retail outlets. The Namibian coastline continues to attract large numbers of local and visiting rock and surf anglers, mainly from neighbouring South Africa, despite the decline in catches over the past few decades. Galjoen, kabeljou, also known as kob, West Coast steenbras and blacktail (dassie) are the most sought-after species. Anglers must be in possession of a permit issued by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and bag limits and sizes are strictly monitored to ensure that fish stocks are not depleted.


Highest TAC (mt) and year(s)

Lowest TAC (mt) and year(s)


125 000 (1994)

0 (2002)

Horse mackerel

465 000 (1991)

230 000 (2008 & 2009)

Orange roughy

12 000 (1997 & 1998)

Moratorium since 2008


275 000 (1999)

60 000 (1990 & 1991)

Rock lobster

1 200 (1991)

230 (2018)


The nutrient-rich Benguella ecosystem with its high natural primary productivity creates ideal conditions for the cultivation of mussels and oysters. Marine aquaculture, a relatively small industry which is growing steadily, centres largely on oyster and mussel production in Walvis Bay and Lüderitz. Namibian oysters are well known for their quality. Pacific and European oysters are cultivated at Lüderitz and Walvis Bay for export to South Africa and southeast Asia, and sold for local consumption. Mussels are available either as whole shells or processed into half shells, mussel meat and other value-added products. Abalone, also known as perlemoen, is cultivated at Lüderitz.


The contribution of inland fisheries to the overall fisheries production remains well below the projected volume of 5 000 tonnes a year – despite the establishment of a number of inland aquaculture centres. Fish in the perennial boundary rivers in the northeast of Namibia are important sources of protein for thousands of people. Concern has been expressed, however, about the exploitation of fish resources on a commercial scale for financial benefit despite the introduction of measures such as the banning of monofilament nets and the proclamation of fish-protection areas.

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Etosha Fishing Corporation, first known as the Walvis Bay Canning Company, pioneered Namibia’s fishing industry in the 1940s with the country’s first fishmeal and canning plant. Today the company is a leading player in the Namibian fishing industry and considered to be one of the foremost round-can production facilities in the world. It is based in Namibia’s main port city of Walvis Bay and is the country’s oldest operational cannery. The company operates in a business environment where its largest customer is the market leader for canned fish in Southern Africa. It has been canning Lucky Star pilchards since 1999 and recently also started canning pilchards for Glenryck SA. These superior canned pilchard brands sell at a premium price in the market due its image of quality. Going beyond regulatory requirements, Etosha Fishing delivers a product of exceptional quality to both brands. According to Quality Assurance Manager Linekela Kapundja, Etosha Fishing’s cannery is a world leader in processing and automation. The company has established a quality management system based on the principle of ISO9001, a standard which organizations the world over use to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. The company also uses HACCP as a measure to control food safety risks, which is certified by the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) through an inspection and audit program. All products are also inspected by the NSI and the South African National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) for compliance with canned food manufacturing regulations. Canned fish is a key source of protein on the subcontinent. Canned pilchards form the single largest component of this market. Etosha Fishing’s products contains no preservatives, is high in Omega 3 fatty acids, protein and selenium. “All these efforts has placed Etosha Fishing products among the best quality canned products, not just in Namibia, but in Africa and worldwide. Our products can be consumed by all people of any culture or religion and through these certifications our products act as ambassadors to the Namibian Manufacturing and Food Industry outside of Namibia,” says Kapundja. She adds that the company’s internal quality management systems provide assurance that the customer can consistently expect a product of high quality. In 2013 Etosha Fishing pioneered local value addition of horse mackerel, becoming the first company to successfully can Namibia’s national fish under its own EFUTA Maasbanker brand. It was the first Namibian canned product to receive the NSI’s Standard Mark of Conformity product endorsement. The EFUTA products are also Halaal certified and carry the Team Namibia product mark. Initially launched in three flavours, namely tomato sauce, chilli and salt water, the company in 2018 added a curry flavour and a minced horse mackerel canned product. It also introduced its own canned EFUTA Pilchard product. In December 2018 the company celebrated the 5th birthday of its EFUTA Maasbanker brand. Since the product’s introduction to the local

Hon Bernard Esau, Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources,

shares a proud moment with Etosha Fishing Board Chairperson Johnny Nekwaya (right) during the launch of new EFUTA Maasbanker products in 2018.

retail market in 2014 sales have increased five-fold with a total of nearly 5 million cans sold annually. Exceptionally low in cost, high in protein and especially rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, EFUTA Maasbanker is the most affordable, nutritious and best quality meal money can buy. The new value addition venture was in direct response to an on-going appeal by the Namibian Fisheries Ministry for employment creation and value addition in the horse mackerel sector, which is in line with the Government’s NDP5 and Vision 2030 policy framework. The venture also allowed for a more sustainable fisheries operation with secure, long term employment for more Namibians. The word “EFUTA” originates from the indigenous Oshiwambo language meaning “from the sea”, while the prominent bright pink label design is derived from the traditional Ondelela colours.

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NFCPT is The NFCPT, is truly truly bringing bringing fish fish to to the the nation The Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust (NFCPT) is mandated to familiarise Namibians with their fish and the nutritional value therein, and to improve the affordability and accessibility of those products. The Trust then carries out promotions of fish consumption through various means, asadvertisement advertisementcampaigns campaigns,bebe it print or electronic media, such as it print or electronic media and through promotional material such as leaflets and brochures containing information on the nutritional value of fish and fishery products. The Trust’s mandate the sale sale of of fish fish and and it’s its by by-products doesn’t end at the products only, the Trust further extends assistance to fellow country men and women through its Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives by providing donations and sponsorships. The Trust, in the execution of its mandate, holds cooking demonstrations promotion activities, activities, at at Trade Trade Fairs/Expo, Fairs/Expo, cooking cooking seminars seminars and and it’s its very own during its regional fish promotion been hosted annually, since 2012. Furthermore, the National Fish Consumption Day Day (NFCD) (NFCD)which whichhas is hosted annually, since 2012. Furthermore, the Trust Trustfish sellsand fishfishery and fishery products, Horse Mackerel, with limited quantities other products sells products, mainlymainly Horse Mackerel, with limited quantities of otherofproducts such as such as and by-catches. various by-catches. fish products, mainly horse mackerel, are sold. equally sold. hake andhake various Canned Canned fish products, mainly horse mackerel, are equally The Trust operates 16 fish shops across the country within 12 regions, with the exception of Khomas, Erongo, //Karas and Oshana with two fish shops each. The Trust is planning on expanding its footprint to the remaining regions which are Otjozundjupa and Zambezi respectively. MT during during the the 2017/2018 2017/2018 financial financial year year in comparison to 6645MT in 2016/2017 The Trust sold 7071 7071MT 2018-2019 financial period. The Trust ensures that all their retail fish outlets are always fully stocked, through the utilisation of six refrigerated Trucks trucks which are on the road almost every day to deliver the fish. utilization The Trust has recently been mandated by the line ministry to increase the national consumption rate 11.4 kgto to21.4kg 21.4 kgper percapita capitaconsumption consumptionper peryear. year.To Toachieve achievethis this target target the the Trust has embarked from 11.4kg upon targeted efforts to partner with the private sector to achieve this strategic objective. ofthe theTrust’s Trust’sproducts productsare are demanding a variety ofproducts fish products our fish as shops as we Consumers of demanding variety of fish in ourin fish shops we mostly mostly have onlyMackerel Horse Mackerel due to the wefrom receive from the Government. The only have Horse and Hakeand dueHake to the quota wequota receive the Government. The challenge challenge to haveproduct a variety mixSnoek, including Snoek, Angel and Reds Dentex onbasis consistent is to have aisvariety mixproduct including Silver AngelSilver and Reds Dentex on consistent as the basis needs as the to Trust tothese buy and sell these on a market-related price. The prices for these Trust buyneeds and sell products on aproducts market related price. The prices for these by catches are by-catches are not always affordable due the nature of operations to which weatsell fish not always affordable due to our nature of to operations where we sell fishaccording and fish by-products below and fishrelated by-products market prices.at below market-related prices. Victor Pea Chief Executive Officer Head Office John Ovenstone Street, Walvis Bay Tel: +264 64 204 508/11 Fax: +264 64 204 494 P. O. Box 568, Swakopmund, Namibia marketing@nfcpt.com.na www.nfcpt.com.na

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At the Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust, we heed the call of our President that;

“No one must die of hunger”. Keeping true to the nation’s aspirations, with over 16 retail outlets nationwide, we feed the nation, one fish at a time.

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY Information Communication Technology (ICT) is one of the key drivers of Vision 2030 and the desired outcome for ICT in Namibia’s 5th National Development Plan (NDP5) is to have ‘universal access to information, affordable communication and technology infrastructure and services’. To achieve this, the following targets have been set: • Improve percentage of population covered by broadband infrastructure to 90% • Improve percentage of digital terrestrial television coverage to 93% • Improve percentage of FM population coverage to 90% • Increase the number of postal outlets to 150 • Improve access to online news users to 80%. The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), the ICT sector policy-maker, is mandated to lay the foundation for the accelerated use and development of ICT in Namibia and coordinate information management within the government. Cellular network services are provided by two companies, MTC which dominates the market and TN Mobile. MTN Business Solutions was granted the third mobile service licence in 2017 and announced that it would launch its service in June 2018, but subsequently put the launch on hold.


Namibia is credited as one of the forerunners in Africa on ICT development in the International Telecommunications Union’s Measuring the Information Society Report 2017 – Volume 2. The report points out that Namibia ‘was one of the first countries in Africa to launch both commercial 3G and LTE networks, resulting in a high level of access to mobile communication services’. ‘Household penetration is high, with 89 per cent having mobile phones, including 95 per cent in urban areas and 81 per cent in rural areas,’ the report states.



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Namibia’s global ranking on the ICT Development Index (IDI) increased from 123rd in 2016 to 118th in 2017, while the value increased from 3.33 to 3.89 – an increase of 0.56. The country maintained its number eight place in Africa in 2017.

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Statistics compiled from ITU Key 2005-2017 ICT data Just over 21% of households in Namibia have a computer, which is more than double the percentage for Africa, but still far off the global percentage.

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Telecom Namibia Ltd, the only fixed-line operator in the country, is wholly owned by the government through its parent company, Namibia Post and Telecommunications Holdings Ltd. It currently has 191 947 fixed line subscribers.

The code also aims to promote local content, commitment to public debate and discussion, as well as transparency and accountability. Broadcasters will be required to develop a local content policy within 12 months after the commencement of the code.


The local content requirements must be phased in over a three-year period: • Radio: 15% of music • Commercial television: 10% of programmes • Community television: 15% of programmes • NBC: 30% of programmes and music • Subscription television stations will be required to allocate 1.5% of their annual revenue on the acquisition and development of local content.

Nampost, the national postal operator in Namibia, offers a range of services including domestic and international mail services at more than 122 post offices countrywide. Nampost Courier services cover 60 overnight destinations in Namibia and provide services in 220 countries and territories through strategic partnerships. Nampost is 100% owned by the Namibian government through Namibia Post and Telecommunications Holdings (NPTHT). The country received its first international postal codes since independence in July 2018 in line with a decision by the International Postal Union (IPU) that all member countries must have international postal codes. The postal codes will make the sorting of postal items, as well as the delivery of on-line purchases, easier.

the promotion of pluralism and national creative identity the provision of broadcasting services which serve the cultural and educational needs of the public.

The code will initially be applicable to commercial and community broadcasters, while the NBC will be subject to the code after the Minister of Information and Communication Technology has determined a suitable date.

The first two digits indicate the political region, for example Khomas, Otjozondjupa or Kunene region. The third digit indicates the delivery service type while the last two digits indicate the town the mail must be sent to.



Speaking at the meeting, CRAN chief executive officer Festus K. Mbandeka said: ’The objectives of these regulations are to prescribe postal service licence categories and to regulate the issue, amend, transfer and renew postal service licences. In addition, the regulations are aimed at determining licence fees, amending, and transferring and renewing postal service licences. These regulations will apply to all courier and postal service licensees’.

Notice of CRAN’s intention to prescribe a broadcasting code was published in the Government Gazette in May 2018. The provisions in the code relate to: • freedom of expression • protection of privacy, children and victims of sexual abuse from inappropriate or harmful broadcast communications • acknowledgement of the special susceptibilities of children and ensuring that commercial communications do not exploit these susceptibilities • the regulation of hate speech • regulation against inequality and discrimination

Provision is made for three categories of postal service licences: public operator postal licence, private operator postal licence and courier service licence.

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) regulates telecommunication services and networks, broadcasting services and postal services. Its functions include, among others, licensing, price regulation, technical standard setting, the allocation of radio frequency and spectrum monitoring and enforcement.

CRAN held a public consultative meeting in Windhoek on prescribing licence categories and licensing procedures for postal service licensees, which are currently not regulated by CRAN in August 2018.

Courier services are also deemed to be postal services in terms of the Communications Act No. 8 of 2009. Companies rendering courier services prior to the commencement of the regulations will be required to apply to CRAN for a licence within 12 months after the commencement of the regulations, while new companies will also be required to apply for a courier service licence subject to the provisions of the regulations. 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




Cubix Information Technologies (“Cubix IT”) is a 100% Namibian owned company based in Windhoek. Since the company's establishment in 2010 it has grown tremendously, still keeping a good relationship with all clients. We offer clients with professional I.T support and solutions that will help them thrive and grow. Whether it’s project planning, business analyses or crisis management – We’re here for our clients, wherever, whenever. Our area of expertise expands over many technologies and specialized services. By taking care of the technological needs and providing quality solutions, our clients can focus on running and growing their businesses by exceeding their potential and lowering their costs.


At Cubix IT we are focused on becoming the market leader, a household name, by constantly exceeding our client’s expectations. Information Technology is part of the foundation on which your business is built and by constant maintenance we can ensure that your business is on solid footing. We focus on providing long-term professional relationships with our clients. These relationships allows us to understand our client’s needs and requirements and provide high level services. With a quick response time and a high level of service, we want to lead the I.T experience to a new frontier.


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Cubix IT is driven by technology and will continue to strengthen our position towards the leader in the market, ensuring efficiency in assisting with solutions to satisfy our client’s needs.

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About Us Who We Are Green Enterprise Solu5ons (Pty) Ltd (also known as Green) was founded in 2010. We are a Namibian company providing Informa5on and Communica5on Technology (ICT) services to corporate Namibia. Green is owned and managed by previously disadvantaged Namibians. Our vision is to be the leading provider of innova5ve bespoke ICT Solu5ons throughout Africa, which is guided by the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP), the Na5onal Development Plan 5 (NDP5) and Vision 2030 of the Republic of Namibia

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Sustaining green economy with advanced ICT Infrastructure Towers Whether it is telecommunications, radio or satellite based platforms, we are your unified infrastructure service provider. Helping build on a sustainable green economy for Namibians to stay connected.

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CONTACT DETAILS P.O. Box 40799 • Windhoek • Tel: +264 61 201 2090 • Fax2Email: +264 88 655 989 Email: info@powercom.na Website: www.powercom.na

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Telecom Namibia uses solar energy at 37 of its sites that converts to electricity without any pollution caused. Over the past three decades, the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) have enabled significant transformations of economic and social structures, human activities and governance processes. To a greater or lesser degree, this has happened in virtually every country and at every level of development. Today people speak about the rise of the ‘Internet economy’ and the ‘digital economy – comprehensive policy visions equivalent in scope to the visions of ‘green growth’ and ‘green economy’ developed by organisations such as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).

public services and to provide the widest possible scope for bottom-up, user-generated green innovation, i.e. innovation enabled by the Internet.

In Namibia, the ICT sector plays an important role in efforts to grow the economy and create a sustainable future. Minister of Information and Communication Technology Stanley Simataa said, ‘We must position ICT as a vital cog for achieving greater operational efficiency and efficacy for service delivery, for achieving the full spectrum of the sustainable development goals, subsequently for addressing poverty, thereby ensuring social justice and equity’.

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Over the past 26 years, Telecom Namibia has been contributing to the development of the country's ICT sector through investments in infrastructure. One of the most important investments was connecting Namibia to the West African Cable System (WACS) through Telecom Namibia to contribute to the sustainable development of Namibia and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as a whole, by introducing high speed broadband Internet possibilities to Namibia and other countries in the southern African region. Today Telecom Namibia offers a comprehensive range of communication services and solutions in broadband, data and Internet, and runs the largest digital communication network in Namibia. Telecom Namibia shares the belief that access to broadband networks and services has the potential to create jobs and propel Namibia's economic growth and development if optimally used. The availability of a broadband network infrastructure and abundant bandwidth has created the possibilities of dematerialising physical products, services and processes, for example, through e-commerce, tele-work, and the electronic delivery of education, health care and other


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Although telecommunication is regarded as a low-polluting industry, Telecom Namibia is well aware of the environmental impacts associated with energy, resources, waste, maintenance, purchasing, and other aspects of its operation. In this regard, the focus for sustainability revolves around the following: •

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Following environmental regulations and promote self-regulated environmentalism Developing green products and support green economy Improving energy efficiency to implement energy conservation and carbon reduction Using green energy and employing green purchases Applying waste reduction and recycling to build a sustainable environment.

Telecom Namibia's five-year Strategic Plan (2018-2023) has ‘sustainable growth’ as one of its strategic pillars in order to further embed the triple bottom-line strategy and to continue managing the company's financial, social, and environmental risks, obligations and opportunities. In addition, budgets will be provided in each year to support action plans. For a brighter future, ICTs have to be part of the solution, enabling significant economic and jobs growth for those that are able to harness ICTs effectively and embrace the new modes of operations required, as well as enabling more efficient and greener energy generation and usage models.

TELECOM NAMIBIA LTD Oiva Angula - Head: Corporate Communications & PR +264 201 2448 CommPR@telecom.na www.telecom.na


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MANUFACTURING Manufacturing-sector strategies for Namibia’s Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5), the third five-year implementation plan towards Vision 2030, are the following: • Increasing manufacturing and value addition • Creating value-chains of production • Increasing labour productivity • Importing substitution for agro-processed goods • Developing a comprehensive economic incentives framework. The following desired outcomes have been identified: • increasing the contribution of the general manufacturing sector from N$17.8 billion in 2015 to N$20.8 billion by 2020 • increasing the contribution of the manufacturing and nongovernment services sectors to 60% of GDP • Achieving a competitiveness score of 4.2 by 2020.

Susan Nel

The Harambee Prosperity target of Namibia being the most competitive economy in Africa received a setback when the country’s ranking on the World Economic Forum’s Competitiveness Index fell by six places to 90 in the 2017/18 report. This placed Namibia as the seventh most competitive economy in Africa – one place lower than in 2016/17. The country’s score fell from 4.02 in 2016-17 to 3.99 in the 2017/18.

The manufacturing sector accounts for about 10% of Namibia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and is the largest employer in the productive sector after agriculture. It consequently plays an important role in country’s long-term development goal to be a ‘… prosperous and industrialised country, developed by its human resources, enjoying peace, harmony and political stability’ by 2030. The sector is highly dependent on impacts from the primary industries, while the small domestic market is another constraint. Access to markets in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), however, creates opportunities for the export of locally manufactured products. Diamond cutting and polishing and the food sub-sector which produces processed meat and grain mill products, other food products and beverages are key manufacturing sub-sectors. The beneficiation of basic non-ferrous metal centres focuses mainly on the smelting of copper and zinc, but also includes tin, gold and silver. Salt, marble, cement and stone quarrying are important basic non-metallic mineral products of the manufacturing industry. Contractions in the meat processing and beverages sub-sectors contributed to the sector’s decline from 5.2% growth in 2016 to 1.3% in 2017. The Bank of Namibia (BoN) projected a slight improvement in the manufacturing with growth of 1.7% for 2018 and 2.3% for 2019. The country’s manufacturing sector is guided by the Industrial Policy which is aligned to Namibia’s Fourth National Development Plan (NDP 4) and Vision 2030, as well as the Harambee Prosperity Plan which covers the 2016/17 to 2019/20 period.


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One of the desired outcomes of the country’s economic transformation during the Harambee period is a significant increase in the volume of locally produced goods supplied to the public and the retail sector in line with targets of the Retail Charter. The charter, which is a project of the Namibia Trade Forum, aims to create a conducive retail environment that will stimulate manufacturing and ensure market access locally and remove structural barriers. The Namibian manufacturing sector has considerable potential for investment in the manufacturing of products that are currently not being produced, or produced in low volumes. The Namibia Investment Centre has identified the following opportunities: • Steel manufacturing and metal fabrication • Automotive parts • Fodder and pet food production • Jewellery • Production of chemicals • Leather, wool and textile manufacturing. The Namibian manufacturing industry received a welcome boost when the state-owned Namibia Development Corporation (NDC) and the French carmaker Groupe PSA entered into a N$190 million joint venture agreement to establish an assembly plant in Walvis Bay. The vehicles are assembled from semi-knocked-down kits and it is envisaged that the plant which was commissioned in early December 2018 will produce up to 5 000 vehicles a year by 2020. The vehicles will be manufactured to meet the demand for Opel and Peugeot cars in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU).


Construction of another major investment, the N$2,7 billion Noric Otavi mini-mill steel manufacturing plant at Otavi is expected to commence in April 2019 and completed towards the end of 2020. The factory will have a capacity of up to 300 000 tonnes of reinforcing bars and basic steel products which will mainly be produced from recycled scrap steel. The products will be manufactured for the construction industry. The factory will create 350 full-time jobs and is expected to attract supporting industries.


The interests of manufacturers in Namibia are represented by the Namibian Manufacturers Association (NMA) which was founded in Windhoek in 1994 and was transformed into a not-for-gain Section 21 Company in 2002. Its mandate is to facilitate a sustainable, competitive and prosperous manufacturing industry for all stakeholders. Its vision includes facilitating a sustainable, competitive and prosperous manufacturing/processing industry for the benefit of all. The NMA currently has more than 140 members. The association plays an important role in influencing the formulation of government policies, especially policies that affect manufacturers directly. It engages in dialogue between manufacturers and retailers, and also plays an important role in curriculum development and manufacturing-related courses at tertiary institutions.


Efforts to reduce pollution caused by plastic bags took a positive turn


First National Bank’s @Parkside headquarters set the benchmark for green buildings in Namibia when the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) awarded the first 5-Star Green Star Africa Office As Built rating in Namibia in August 2017. The building in Windhoek’s central business district was also the first 5-star rated building in Africa outside South Africa. It is one of the key properties on Freedom Plaza.

when it was announced in August 2018 that the Cabinet had approved the introduction of levies for the use of plastic bags and a ban on the use of plastic carrier bags in protected areas. The importation and domestic production of plastic bags containing carbon acid calcium salt, an additive in plastic bags which makes recycling impossible with existing technology, will also be banned. The levies will go towards the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) for reinvestment in improved waste management practices. The fund was established by an act of Parliament in 2012 to regulate the use of natural resources to prevent wastage, inefficiency and degradation.


The construction sub-sector is one of the key drivers of growth in the Namibian economy, as well as a key driver of public expenditure. The construction sub-sector was projected to contract by –5.2% in 2018 after going into negative territory in early 2016, following the completion of several major construction projects in the mining industry, a slowdown in government infrastructure expenditure, as well as the imposition of water restrictions in Windhoek. Positive growth of 1.6% was projected for 2019.


The Recycle Namibia Forum (RFN) has been promoting recycling and the reduction and re-use of waste in Namibia since it was established in June 2011. It has a membership of 41 in five different categories: large, medium, small, micro and associate members. School recycling competitions, educational posters, awareness and clean-up campaigns and stickers for smaller collection containers are among the forum’s activities. The forum launched an on-line Green Directory in November 2018. It enables the public to obtain information on manufacturers of green products and service providers, environmental organisations, as well as the disposal of waste in 21 categories. Suppliers can register online.

Other innovative features include ground-floor trading stalls along Independence Avenue and bicycle racks for visitors to the building and nearby amenities to encourage commuters to cycle rather than using motorised vehicles.

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@Parkside is estimated to be at least 50% more energy efficient than a comparable office building built and operated according to building regulations. Sustainable building features include lights with embedded sensors in office areas which reduce energy wastage when areas are unoccupied, while major energy consumption components are individually monitored. The building’s water system which includes features such as low flow fittings and rainwater and greywater capture exceeds GBCSA’s ‘most efficient’ benchmark.

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Committed to providing responsible, sustainable packaging Committed to providing responsible, sustainable packaging The circular economy is business as usual for the corrugated The circularpackaging economy isindustry. business as usual for the packaging industry. Tocorrugated achieve models that are economically and environmentally sustainable, the circular and To achieve models that are economically environmentally theas circular economy focuses sustainable, on areas such design, economy focuses onextension areas such as recycling. design, systems, product life and systems, product life extension recycling. Corrugated packaging is madeand almost entirely Corrugated packaging is made almost entirely from natural materials consisting of recycled from natural materials consisting of starchrecycled and virgin fibers, along with natural and virgin natural starchbased glue.fibers, Thesealong fibers with come from sustainable based glue. These fibers come from sustainable managed forests, that helps to preserve managed forests, that helps to preserve natural resources for current and future natural resources for current and future generations. generations. packaging delivers Corrugated packaging delivers Corrugatedand exceptional sustainable exceptional and sustainable value to our nation's value to our nation's manufacturing sector. manufacturing sector. While ecoWhile ecofriendly friendly packaging RENEWABLE packagingisis RENEWABLE SOURCE aa recent SOURCE recent phenomenon, phenomenon, it it has hasbecome becomeaalarge largeand and rapidly growing trend. rapidly growing trend.


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GUAN’S PACKAGING GUAN’S PACKAGING +264 64 271 600 +264 64 271 600 info@guanspackaging.com info@guanspackaging.com www.guanspackaging.com www.guanspackaging.com


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The Namib Mills Group is the holding entity that actively manages a portfolio of investments comprising of a number of operating companies which are mainly active in the following sectors: wheat, maize and mahangu milling, pasta manufacturing, rice and sugar packaging. The group traces its roots back to 1981 when the first small greenfields maize mill opened in Windhoek, Namibia. Today, the group is a major supplier of staple foods and animal feed and employs over 2000 people in both Namibia and South Africa. State of the art facilities and a highly skilled workforce guarantee a wide range of healthy, quality branded products that meet the requirements of our customers. Our reputation is important to us and a non-negotiable commitment to continuous quality improvement and superior service has ensured that our products remain trusted leaders in their category.

www.namibmills.com | Tel: +264 61 290 1000 | Fax: +264 61 262 678


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We believe that our employees are the reason for the group’s success and that talent development is a key factor to maintain its competitive edge. Talent development is therefore integrated into our strategy and business culture. The group is also firmly committed to sound corporate governance and adhere to strict business ethics that foster integrity, respect, honesty and openness in our day-to-day business activities with our stakeholders. We follow safe workplace practices to provide a healthy working environment for all our employees. The natural environment is also important to us and the group conducts business in an ecologically responsible manner. Sustainability is a priority throughout our group and we are committed to sustainable business practices, not only for the long-term benefit of our shareholders, but all our stakeholders. We create socio-economic growth through investment in local economies and develop people’s talent, both inside our group and through educational initiatives in the communities around us.


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MORE THAN JUST A PLASTIC PRODUCER One year ago (March 2018), the ground was broken at a special ceremony officiated by the Minister of Industrialization, Trade & SME Development, Tjekero Tweya, for the construction of the Namibia Plastics (NP) manufacturing plant. Today this proudly Namibian establishment already celebrates milestones – only six months after the plant officially opened doors, with further significant developments in the pipeline. All of this happening quite faster than what NP founders had anticipated.


According to co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Johan Struwig, the journey of NP started at home – in a spare room, with one cell phone and a laptop. From one rejection to the other in its pursuit of local clientele, the NP team had overwhelming reason to give up on the dream and look the other way. Struwig: “We struggled for months with no orders. The average response in approaching potential clients was always ‘let us know when you have Namibian clients on board, then we will buy’. Not even the fact that our suppliers have big customers in South Africa, which I used as a pitch in my proposals, was convincing enough for local potential clients to give us a chance.” Struwig and team however remained positive and optimistic, and continued to knock on doors, because the dream was big enough to hold on to, and to fight for. Eventually NP landed its first client after months of perseverance. Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) – a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group gave them a chance. However, there was one condition attached to this opportunity – NP had to promise to manufacture locally once the business has reached adequate volumes. Struwig: “This was a promise we could easily commit to, because the bigger dream has always been to add value locally, create jobs and ultimately contribute to building the Namibian economy.” NBL placed an order valued at N$77 247.23 in October 2011 – a number Struwig remembers vividly as the breakthrough figure for NP. Struwig: “Using NBL as a reference and armed with our new dream, NP continued to grow from strength to strength and eventually landed more clientele inclusive of Ohorongo Cement; Bokomo; Namib Poultry Industries; Namib Mills; Namib Foam; Coca-Cola; Etosha Fisheries; Seawork Fish Processors. Our fruitful and very healthy relationship with the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN), as well as with investor, and partner Spitz Capital (Pty) Ltd,


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(a Regulation 29 compliant unlisted investment vehicle with the Government Institutions Pension Fund as principle investor), has empowered us to take on this journey with full confidence.”


The 2660 Squares state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Brakwater, is built to close the gap of an estimated 50% of plastic currently imported from abroad, and was constructed at a cost of N$100 million. “We are all about less plastic” says NP – probably a slogan many will not be able to associate with a plastic manufacturer. However, Struwig says this is exactly what NP is all about. Struwig: “All our plastic is extruded only using Reifenhauser EVOLUTION 3-layer blown lines. Reifenhauser is well known to be a leading provider in the world and relies on the know-how gained over more than 100 years of the company’s history. The technology allows our factory to down gauge (in other words, make the plastic thinner) without compromising quality. Our factory addresses the most important of the three R’s (Reduce – Re-use – Recycle) - we reduce the use of plastic. Namibia Plastics already helped cut down on the amount of waste we throw away as our clients can pack the same amount of products, with 20 – 40% less plastic compared to what they used in the past.” While the littering of plastic is also a great concern on the planet today with so many unfortunate harmful incidents reported because of plastic, NP is committed to reducing the harm caused, and aims to play a significant part in the reduction and purposeful use of plastic on the planet. Struwig: “We have big dreams going forward, dreams to continue to create jobs and at the same time curb the harm of plastic. While what we mostly see today is the harm plastic causes, we have to realize that plastic also has significant uses in society and industries. NP also looks forward to being a leader in the recycling and reusing of plastic, with big developments to be brought to life in the very near future.”

and world class beer brand, Windhoek Lager from South Africa, NBL gave the job to NP. Managing Director of NBL, Wessie van der Westhuizen personally accepted the product and expressed please and excitement at the result, and in the relationship with Namibia Plastics going forward. Van der Westhuizen: “We are proud to be associated with Namibia Plastics, and are very happy with the services so far received from this proudly Namibian establishment. The quality is world-class. NBL is dedicated to supporting local and passionately supportive of government’s “growth-at-home” strategy. We will always be committed to supporting local first before looking abroad. Well done Namibia Plastics on proving that if we put our minds to it, we can!” Struwig says the NP manufacturing plant will eventually replace approximately 500 tons of imports and manufacture it locally, thereby providing even more jobs in Namibia and adding value locally. While it usually takes years before any business of such magnitude sees profits, NP on the other hand – after only six (6) months in business, already started bearing fruits in this regard. Another milestone Struwig can’t stop talking about, is the fact that NP just landed its very first export client. Situated in South Africa, a packer of salt just received their first order of packaging from NP. Struwig: “This excites me to the moon and back, because we are being contacted by many more users of plastic throughout the SADC region.”


The Vision of Namibia Plastics is to become the market leader everywhere it serves, and at the same time actively take part in turning the flexible packaging printing and converting industry into an environmentally sustainable industry.


Following its acquiring of the Comexi F2 flexible packaging printer - a machine which, according to Struwig, is a first of its kind in the country, and is the ideal start to realizing the local plastic manufacturing dream, NP in October 2018 only six (6) months after the groundbreaking of its manufacturing plant, celebrated its first achievement toward the dream of entirely curbing the import of plastic products. After years of importing its packaging for its premium

NAMIBIA PLASTICS +264 61 222 303 wernich@namibiaplastics.com www.namibiaplastics.com




State-of-the-art manufacturing, printing and supply of plastic products. Made right here in Namibia. Growing the economy, empowering people and striving to reduce Namibia’s carbon footprint through sustainable production. Plot No. 34, Shali Industrial Park, Brakwater +264 61 222 303 www.namibiaplastics.com

WE SPECIALISE IN • Stretch hoods • Printed shrink • Printed bags • Form, fill & seal • Pallet wrap

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NEO Paints Factory (PTY) Ltd is a wholly owned Namibian company. Our range of over 90 products has been developed, tested and quality controlled in our Windhoek factory and distributed throughout the country since 1953. Today every major hardware retailer in Namibia distributes NEO Paints’ products, ensuring our products are available in every town in Namibia.


In 1954, Krauer & Gotthard employed a paint chemist from Germany, Mr Hesse, to assist in the manufacturing of paint, but unfortunately ran into financial problems. Mr Claus Meinert (from the well-known printer family) took over and immediately realised that running a paint company requires one’s full attention and a strong knowledge of paint chemistry to develop top of the range paints and a sustainable supply chain. Hesse was offered the company in 1958. During the 1950’s Namibia was like one united family. Word of a paint factory opening in Windhoek spread like wild fire amongst the inhabitants of the country. Like any new product it first had to proof itself, the usual questions arose. Is the product any good? Will the quality of the paint live up to the standards of South African paints? Government Officials were sceptic – their loyalty was obviously with what they knew and have trusted for years. NEO Paints obtained SABS certification for their products shortly after – ensuring that the quality was indeed equal to the South African goods and standards. The local fish and meat canners were the first to obtain the SABS mark, followed by NEO Paints and Coca-Cola.

NEO Paints has been manufacturing quality paint in Namibia for 66 years. Our range of over 90 products have been developed, tested and quality controlled in our Windhoek factory and distributed throughout the country since 1953. From humble beginnings NEO Paints started manufacturing on Plot 39 Lazarette Street and after almost 65 year it still resides and manufactures on the same stretch of land.


We feel strongly about nurturing the human and natural resources of our region. Which is why we employ only Namibian citizens and why we developed the unique BUY NAMIBIAN mark to go on all our products. So that you know when you buy NEO Paints you are contributing directly to the wellbeing of our people and economy.

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Wall Paints, Gloss Paints Primers and Undercoats Repair & Renovation Lacquers & Vanishes Specialised Products Solvents & Thinners Tools & Accessories

Please visit our website for our paint product specifier, NEO Paints Calculator and detailed product information or visit us at 12 Bell street, Southern Industrial area, Windhoek.

The first paint was made by Hesse’s own formulations. Together with his vast knowledge and experience in paint, Hesse formulated the first two batches of Wall Paint and Gloss Paint. Transportation per truck was prohibited outside towns at that stage, so dealers received their stock via railway and contractors picked up their paint at the factory. Contractors were allowed to transport building material outside Windhoek using their own trucks to deliver to sites. The raw materials used to manufacture paint was received via railway from South Africa with loads up to 1400 bags (35 000 kg), manually offloading one bag at a time. After offloading all the raw materials, employees were covered in white dust from head to toe and as a thank you they received a bottle of “paint off remover” – Brandy for immediate consumption.


Today every major hardware retailer in Namibia distributes NEO Paints’ products, ensuring our products are available in every town in Namibia. We feel strongly about nurturing the human and natural resources of our region, which is why we employ only Namibian citizens and why we developed the unique BUY NAMIBIAN mark, to go on all our products. This ensures, that your purchase of any NEO Paints product will contribute directly to the wellbeing of our people and economy.


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NEO PAINTS +264 61 384 700 info@neopaints.com www.neopaints.com






12 Bell Street Southern Industrial Area, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 384 700 (switchboard) info@neopaints.com www.neopaints.com


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PLASTIC PACKAGING (PTY) Ltd specialises in the manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution of flexible film products and other related packaging products to the Namibian and other international markets. Founded 37 years ago from humble beginnings in Namibia, the business is now a worldwide organisation which reacts cleverly to market demands. The company embarked on expansions from one manufacturing site in Windhoek to eight other distribution centres nationwide. Understanding the value of recycling and the impact of plastic waste to the environment of Namibia, our company has identified the need to invest in recycling and therefore incorporated the Namibian Polymer Recycling plant in Okahandja. Through this acquisition Plastic Packaging understands the value of re-using recycled plastic material and took the next logical step to venture into a new market. NAMIBIA PLASTIC CONVERTERS (PTY) Ltd in Okahandja was incorporated into the Plastic Packaging Group in 2018, and this closed the recycling chain to convert the recycled plastic raw material from our recycling plant into usable products such as irrigation pipes. Namibia Plastic Converters' vision is to become the leading plastic pipe manufacturer in Namibia, producing polyethylene and PVC pipes to local and international standards, but which also meets the needs of the country. This vision is being achieved by an extensive programme of growth in production capacity through investment in equipment and people. As part of our international expansion, Plastic Packaging also owns Ango Plasticos and Huila Packaging in Angola. Ango Plasticos SA is a distributor of plastic and other packaging related products into the Angolan market through our branches in Luanda, Benguela, and Lubango. This network makes it possible to supply the variety of markets of Angola. In the South African market, we service our customers through our distribution centres listed as Plastic Packaging Cape which operates from our South African warehouses in Upington and Kimberley.


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Although Plastic Packaging has an International footprint, we always stay true to our own country, Namibia. We pride ourselves on being a 100% Namibian owned company and has an employment force of 100% Namibian citizens. We currently have approximately 600 employees at Plastic Packaging.

MEMBERSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS In an industry where research and development are key to long-term survival, Plastic Packaging Namibia has been doing all we can to stay ahead of the curve. We have been one of the founding members of the Namibian Manufacturing Association, Team Namibia and the Recycling Namibia Forum. We proud ourselves to be one of the few companies in Namibia to obtain ISO 9001:2015 certification through the accreditation process conducted by DQS in 2017. Our food packaging products are also compliant with EU regulation on Food and Safety to give us the competitive edge in the packaging industry.


Plastic Packaging has participated in the Manufacturer of the Year award for 2018 and was recently honoured with a number of gold and bronze certificates in recognition of our team’s initiatives, dedication, and commitment in our manufacturing processes which gave us the edge to win the following: Namibia Plastic Converters received Bronze and Namibia Polymer Recyclers won Gold in the same Medium Manufacturer category. Plastic Packaging received bronze in the Corporate Manufacturer and gold in the Environmentally Friendly Manufacturer categories. And lastly: a great achievement for Plastic Packaging Group this year, for the first time ever, Plastic Packaging won Overall Manufacturer of the year award for 2018.


Plastic Packaging Namibia takes full recycle responsibility for the products we manufacture. Post-industrial and postconsumer waste is sent to Namibia Polymer

Recyclers in Okahandja (NPR) where the plastic waste is re-processed into raw material and used for second life-cycle products such as our own Star refuge bags and NPC’s irrigation pipes. Plastic Packaging Group is committed to protecting the environment and all our individual companies make concerted efforts to help save our planet. Plastic Packaging believes that it is our responsibility to help balance the supply and demand for plastic products by educating the public about the manufacturing and recycling processes of plastic products in Namibia. Since plastic products are here to stay, we need to find the best possible solutions on how to co-exist with our environment and preserve it for future generations. We strive not only to be a better manufacturer of plastic products but to also to provide the solution and support for reducing, reusing and recycling all plastic products in Namibia. Through our learning processes, we have realised that our company has a valuable contribution to the international drive to include responsible disposal and recovery to our service offering. This is accomplished through Namibia’s Refuse Derived fuel project, in partnership with Rent-A-drum and Ohorongo cement. Nonrecyclable waste is supplied to Ohorongo’s manufacturing plant which is equipped to combust waste with minimal risk to the environment while utilizing the energy reservoir contained in refuse.


Plastic Packaging has manufactured, supplied or distributed over 6 000 products to date. We stock a variety of products consisting of standard-manufactured to custom-made products and can supply both plain and printed packaging products according to our customer’s requirements. Plastic Packaging is continuously investing in new technology to exceed customer expectations with superior products. These improvements in our local manufacturing process and equipment would make it possible for us to decrease the number of imported


products and manufacture the product locally, resulting in the improvement of Namibia’s economy.

Gold Winner in the Medium Manufacturer category of the NMA Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2018


Plastic Packaging listens to our customers, and due to the demand for eco-friendlier products, we have invested in a Go Green range. Our sustainable Go Green Natural Packaging range combines the eco-friendly features of biodegradability, composability, and renewability. This range offers options for a more natural lifestyle with no limitations on the marketability or performance environmentally friendly retailers and consumers demand. This range is made of natural materials for e.g. sugarcane, wood, bamboo, and paper.


Plastic Packaging produces its own retail brand, known as the STAR plastic bag range. The Star range includes different size freezer bags, refuse bags and bin liners. Our refuse bag range is therefore made of 100% recycled material and therefore 100% environmentally friendly. The Star range is a Proudly Namibian product and is available at our eight branches and in all the major retail chain stores nationwide.

We are a recycling company of selected plastic waste in Namibia. NPR gathers and buys selected plastic material and puts it through the process of sorting, washing, and recycling. The end-product is plastic raw material which companies can re-use in manufacturing new plastic products.




Crown National range offers superior products and equipment for the meat and food industry. Crown National has a proud heritage that dates back to 1912 and is now a leading supplier of spices, herbs, seasonings, sauces, condiments, equipment, packaging as well as natural and artificial casings for the meat and poultry industry. Plastic Packaging has been an agent since 2017 to distribute the different product ranges throughout Namibia. We offer our customers the convenience of getting a variety of different products in one place. Our specialised team can offer expert advise to choose the right product for your needs. The products in the Crown National range include Six Guns Grill spices; Ouma’s boerewors spice, Jimmy’s sauces, Gold Crown Natural casings and many more.


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As Namibia's leading pipe manufacturer, we proudly contribute to economic development by providing solutions to the country's infrastructure network of water mains, irrigation, sewer and drain systems. Our products are manufactured according to SABS and ISO principles and we guarantee our quality. NPC is also the supplier of quality pipe fittings as well as cable ducting for electrical applications to offer the complete piping solutions to our customers. For more information on our company, products or services, please visit our website at www. plasticpackagingnamibia.com or contact our head office in Windhoek at (+264) 61 299 5000. For general or topicrelated information follow us on our Facebook site at www.facebook.com/plasticpackagingnamibia

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MINING AND ENERGY Mining continues to play a pivotal role in the Namibian economy and

The industry has remained positive despite the weak economy and

accounts for around 50% of the country’s exports. The sector employs

several mines are expected to come into production in the next

about 16 000 permanent, temporary and contractual workers which

few years. Exploration by mining and exploration companies stood

represent around 2.5% of the total workforce.

at N$562 million in 2017, but as Johan Coetzee, President of the Chamber of Mining of Namibia, pointed out in the chamber’s 2017

The Bank of Namibia estimated the industry’s growth to have increased

review, ‘What is most notable, however, is expenditure undertaken by

to 14.4% in 2018 from 12.8% in 2017. However, negative growth of

exploration companies alone, which spiked from N$99 million in 2016

1.0% and 4% is projected for 2019 and 2020 respectively.

to N$303 million in 2017, representing an increase of 204%’. A large proportion of these projects is likely to enter mine development in the

Namibia continues to be an attractive destination for mining and

short term.

exploration investments in Africa. This is despite dropping from the number one spot, with a score of 76.37 in the 2014 Investment

‘Exploration has largely been aimed at base metals and minerals

Attractiveness Index of the Fraser Institute of Mining Companies when

such as lithium, cobalt, graphite and rare earth minerals following

30 African countries were surveyed to 6th spot when 15 countries were

the increase in prices of electric vehicles and renewable energy

included in the survey in 2017 with a score of 60.67.

technologies,’ Coetzee said. These minerals, collectively known as battery minerals, are important battery components of electric motor

Namibia is among the top diamond-producing countries in the world and this sector is the backbone of the mining industry. An agreed percentage of the production of Namdeb and Debmarine is marketed outside the De Beers system by the Namibia Diamond Trading

vehicles – a rapidly developing industry.


Namibia continues to be a net importer of energy with an annual

Company (NDTC) – a 50:50 joint venture between the Namibian

average of around 60%. Although this situation is expected to continue

government and De Beers.

for the next few years, the generation of renewable energy will gradually reduce the country’s reliance on imported electricity.

The Bank of Namibia (BoN) stated in its December 2018 Economic Outlook Update that diamond mining was estimated to have slowed

The integration of renewable energy into the national grid through

down from 12.0% in 2017 to 10.9% in 2018. The slowdown was

the Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (REFIT) programme, is projected

largely attributed to the ‘reduced volumes of diamonds produced

to generate 70MW of electricity. Following the programme’s launch

compared to the previous year’. Slower growth rates are projected

by NamPower and the Ministry of Mines and Energy in 2015, the

for 2018 to 2020.

country’s first large-scale solar power generator, the Omburu Solar Park at Otjiwarongo, was commissioned in May 2015. Several other

Namibia also ranks among the top uranium-producing countries in the

renewable energy projects have since been commissioned or will be

world. The Langer Heinrich mine, which was placed under care and

commissioned during the next few years.

maintenance in August 2018, remained closed at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018. Although the Husab Mine is expected to ramp up

Following years of delays, the development of the Kudu Gas Project

production to reach full capacity in 2019, the industry is expected to

continues to hang in the balance after power purchase agreements with

remain under pressure due to the low international uranium spot prices.

South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, and Zambia’s Copperbelt Energy Corporation could not be secured. In the light of this and the country’s

Other important mining commodities include precious metals such as

power demand forecast, NamPower announced in April 2018 that it

gold and silver, the latter which is produced as a by-product, as well as

would reduce the capacity of the planned Kudu Power Station, 25 km

base metals such as copper, zinc, lead and tin. The Okanjande mine,

north of Oranjemund from 850 MW to 442.5 MW. Finance Minister

south of Otjiwarongo, produced the country’s first ever graphite flakes

Calle Schlettwein subsequently said the government is not prepared to

in April 2017 and the first exports took place in August 2017. Full

support the project as it is not viable.

production of 20 000 tonnes of graphite was scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018. Processing takes place at the old Okorusu fluorspar

Nearly three decades after the Cabinet approved the construction

mine. Cement and salt are two other important commodities.

of the Epupa Hydropower scheme, the project has yet to get off the


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Ombepo means ‘wind’ in Oshiwambo. Generating capacity: 5 MW Three turbines and three generators Length of each blade: 45 m Weight of each blade: over 9 tonnes Weight of each generator: 70 tonnes


Total height of turbines: 120 m


Mining by its very nature can be extremely damaging to Namibia’s fragile environment and scar the landscape for centuries if legislation is not strictly enforced and mines do not adhere to best practice guidelines. The relics of numerous abandoned mining ventures in various parts of the country bear testimony to the environmental destruction caused by these mines. Following a two-day workshop held in June 2017, the Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE), the Chamber of Mines in Namibia (CoM), various government departments and members of the mining industry it was decided to compile a good practice guide for mining in Namibia. The Environmental Compliance Consultancy was contracted to come up with a draft guide, Environmental Principles for Mining in Namibia for approval. The guide will be launched at the Mining Expo which takes place at the Windhoek Showgrounds on 8 and 9 May 2019, together with a mining photo exhibition. ground. In late November 2017, Mines and Energy Minister Obeth Kandjoze stated that in the light of the economic downturn the Baynes hydro-electric project, the country’s second hydro-electric power plant on the Kunene River, would only commence once funds are available. Construction of the dam at a site 75 km downstream of the Epupa Falls is expected to take six years and the commissioning date has been

COM - CHAMBER OF MINES OF NAMIBIA P O Box 2895 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 7925

postponed to December 2026.

Fax: +264 61 22 2638



Renewable energy took a step forward when the country’s first windgenerated electricity was connected to the national grid with the commissioning of the Ombepo wind farm at Lüderitz in May 2018. Speaking at the official opening, Mines and Energy Minister Tom Alweendo said the government has set an ‘ambitious target of providing 70% of the country’s energy mix from renewable resources by the year 2030’.


WOMEN IN MINING ASSOCIATION P O Box 2895 Windhoek Tel: +264 81 237 8514 info@wiman.org

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Debmarine Namibian is a recognised world leader in marine Diamond

thought, perspective and ideas that will make us a stronger business.

exploration and mining technology. Debmarine Namibia is a joint

An inclusive approach to employment makes good business sense as

venture marine diamond prospecting and mining Company owned in

well, improving our resilience and capacity to innovate.

equal shares by the Government Republic of Namibia and De Beers.



Debmarine Namibia is committed to Zero Harm is term of the safety

Debmarine Namibia has a team of highly skilled and technically

of its employees. Participation in regular safety training programmes

experienced employees. The crew onboard our vessels work for

ensures continuous safety risk awareness and management.

28 days (on 12 hour shifts) followed by 28 days shore leave. This

Employees are encouraged to stop work if the work environment is

translates to a total of six months at sea for each crewmember.

unsafe, as no diamond is worth a life.

Crew are frown on and off the vessels by helicopters. Head Office employees based in Windhoek and Oranjemund Logistics Base support the team at sea.



Debmarine Namibia operations five (5) diamond mining vessels, namely mv Debmar Atlantic, mv Debmar Pacific, mv Gariep, mv Grand Banks and mv Mafuta. The sixth member of its fleet is the exploration

Debmarine Namibia believe that all people regardless of race,

and sampling vessels the mv SS Nujoma. In addition, the Company

culture, age, gender or religion should be treated with fairness and

charters mv Coral Sea as an additional mining vessel.

respect, in an engaging and inclusive environment. At Debmarine Namibia, we applaud the talented women who take on challenging

Two mining technologies are deployed (a) the airlift drill and (b) the

careers in the mining industry. We aim to change our mind-sets as

crawler mining technology. These two technologies are applied to

regards diversity because we believe that if we take our own product

suit different ground conditions. Offshore logistical support services

as an example: a diamond has numerous facets, which together

are provided to the mining vessels by means of fixed and rotor wing

create exceptional brilliance. This supports a greater diversity of

aircraft and tug services.


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Debmarine Namibiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual production capacity is over 1 million carats. The Company accounts for around 70% of the total diamond production in Namibia.


Resource development is carried out by scanning the seafloor using geophysical mapping followed by sampling to determine the reserve inventory. The inventory, together with other parameters, is processed into a mine plan, which is aimed at ensuring the sustainable use of the resource for the long-term benefit of the stakeholders. Marine diamonds are recovered from the ocean floor using highly advanced technology supported with sophisticated tracking, positioning and survey equipment.


Debmarine Namibia is prospecting and mining operations are certified to the ISO 14001 international standard. This standard specifies requirements for an environmental management system to support environmental management system to support environmental management system to support environmental protection and prevention of pollution in line with legal requirements and socioeconomic need in close consultation with key stakeholders. The Debmarine Namibia Marine Scientific Advisory Committee (MSAC) was established in 2012 as assurance body. The key objectives of the MSAC include, reviewing the results of the monitoring programme and its effectiveness, providing advice on the design and analysis techniques. The MSAC members consist of internationally recognised independent marine scientists.


Debmarine Namibia strives to make a difference in all Namibians' lives through the its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) which focuses in community development initiatives on the areas of women and girl-child development, education, health and welfare, capacity development, sustainable communities and protecting the natural environment. We aim to invest in projects that have a long-term and lasting impact, and where our contribution is real and makes us proud.

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Dignity and Respect


Environmental Responsibility

Community Investment

Continuous Improvement


The smelter is one of only a few in the world that can treat complex copper concentrates. Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb (Pty) Limited is a subsidiary of Dundee Precious Metals, a Canadian-based international mining company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, mining and processing of precious metal properties. Its current operations are in Namibia and Bulgaria, with exploration in Armenia, Bulgaria and Serbia. Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb, is located in Namibia approximately 430 km north of the capital city, Windhoek. Tsumeb is linked by rail to the Atlantic port of Walvis Bay and is the closest town to the Etosha National Park. The town has a population of 45,000 people. The facility consists of a primary smelting furnace, the Ausmelt furnace, one Pierce Smith Converters, bag houses and cooling towers, a slag milling plant, one high voltage distribution sub-station, a materials handling facility, two oxygen plants, a fume extraction system and a sulphuric acid plant. Blister copper is the product of the smelter and sulphuric acid the by-product. The Company makes use of road and rail tankers to transport sulphuric acid to other mines. Sulphuric acid is a critical component in the mining industry particularly for uranium and copper production businesses. The smelter takes a by-product of the smelting process and turns it into something of value for Namibia. The Tsumeb smelter produces 98.5% pure copper blisters and with its ability to treat complex copper concentrates is transitioning from a captive smelter, receiving mainly Dundee concentrates into a toll treatment facility with brownfields expansion potential. As part of our long term strategy to bring the smelter to internationally accepted environmental standards, Dundee invested over N$2.6 billion in a state of the art Sulphuric Acid Plant designed to reduce more than 95% of S02 emissions. All Dundee community projects are aligned with Namibian government efforts and the Company has spent over N$23.3 million in the Tsumeb Community on Environment, Arts, Social Welfare, SMEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Education initiatives. The Company contributed approximately N$6 million to public-private partnership with the National Housing Enterprise to build houses for Dundee employees and is currently in the second phase of this project. The smelter employs approximately 1684 employees including contractors.

Blister casting: Molten final product poured into moulds to produce blister copper bars. Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb P.O. Box 936, Smelter Road, Tsumeb, Namibia Tel: +264 67 223 4000 dundeeprecious.com January 2019


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State of the art Sulphuric Acid Plant: Reduces S02 emissions by more than 95%. Find us on Facebook @dundeepreciousmetalstsumeb

Sulphuric Acid Tankers: Used to transport Supluric Acid by rail to uranium and copper mines.


Namibia Charcoal Association AGM, Conference & Expo Friday, 09 August 2019 at Otjiwa Safari Lodge, Otjiwarongo.

“THE NAMIBIA CHARCOAL ASSOCIATION (NCA) IS YOUR STRATEGIC BUSINESS PARTNER IN THE NAMIBIAN CHARCOAL INDUSTRY.” The Namibia Charcoal Association was formed to formalise and strengthen the charcoal industry, supporting the needs of its role-players in the industry. Formerly known as the Namibia Charcoal Producers Association (NCPA), the NCA is a non-profit voluntary membership association for the Namibian charcoal industry. Charcoal production is an important activity to sustainably manage bush encroachment. The purpose of the NCA is to support the initiatives and operation of its stakeholders to contribute to the economic growth of this important sector. It provides the following benefits to its members:

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The NCA is an instrument to negotiate with authorities on regulatory requirements. The NCA creates an environment conducive to good relationship amongst labourers, producers, processors and international buyers. The NCA strives to create a network to efficiently deliver a one-stop service to its stakeholders and customers. The NCA is involved in creating uniform standards for the benefit of all stakeholders and customers. Through uniform standards, better prices can be negotiated internationally. Annual charcoal conference to stay abreast of the latest technology and industry trends.

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ABOUT ABOUTUSUS Erongo ErongoRED, RED,known knownasasthetheErongo ErongoRegional Regional Electricity ElectricityDistributor DistributorCompany Company(Pty) (Pty)Ltd, Ltd,was was established established in in 2005 2005 with with a mandate a mandate to to distribute distribute and and supply supply electricity electricity to consumers to consumers throughout throughout thethe Erongo Erongo region, region, asas well well asas connect connect asas many many new new users users to to thethe network network asas possible, possible, in in accordance accordance with with governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2030 2030 development development goals. goals. The The company company was was formed formed byby merging merging a number a number of of electricity electricity suppliers suppliers and and distributors distributors in in thethe region, region, namely namelythethe Arandis ArandisTown TownCouncil, Council,Henties HentiesBay Bay Municipality, Municipality,Karibib KaribibMunicipality, Municipality,Municipality Municipalityof of Walvis Walvis Bay, Bay, Omaruru Omaruru Municipality, Municipality, Swakopmund Swakopmund Municipality, Municipality, Usakos Usakos Municipality, Municipality, asas well well asas thethe Erongo Erongo Regional Regional Council Council and and NamPower NamPower asas thethe regional regional and and national national distributor distributor of of electricity. electricity. The The aforesaid aforesaid institutions institutions areare shareholders shareholders of of Erongo Erongo RED. RED. Since Sincebecoming becomingoperational operationalin in2005, 2005,Erongo Erongo RED REDhashasconcentrated concentratedononthethedevelopment developmentof of thethecompany companytowards towardsself-sufficiency self-sufficiencyand andto to streamline streamlineoperating operatingfunctions functionsand andprocesses. processes. Erongo ErongoRED REDnow nowsells sellselectricity electricityat ata aprice price which whichreflects reflectsthetheactual actualcost costof ofdistribution distribution and andhashaswidely widelyestablished establisheditself itselfin inthetheregion. region. The Thecompany companyis isfocused focusedononthetherefinement refinementof of thethebusiness, business,extending extendingaccess accessto toelectricity, electricity, improving improving customer customer service service and and further further developing developing sustainable sustainable operations. operations.

VISION, VISION,MISSION MISSION AND ANDVALUES VALUES Our Our vision vision is is to to provide provide electricity electricity to to allall byby 2020. 2020. Our Our mission mission is is to to distribute distribute and and supply supply affordable, affordable, reliable reliable and and accessible accessible electricity electricity in in thethe Erongo Erongo region. region. Our Our values values areare integrity, integrity, commitment, commitment, empowerment, empowerment, accountability, accountability, customer customer focus focus and and teamwork. teamwork.

CONTACT CONTACTUSUS POPO Box Box 2925 2925 Walvis Walvis Bay Bay TelTel +264 +264 6464 201 201 9000 9000 Fax Fax +264 +264 6464 201 201 9001 9001 Website: Website: www.erongored.com www.erongored.com


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Mr.Mr. Fessor Fessor Mbango Mbango Chief Chief Executive Executive Officer Officer


Our Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives ‘Erongo RED took a strategic decision to offer social tariffs to the vulnerable members of the community, such as pensioners and low income families.’

Underlying all of Erongo RED’s policies and practices is its accountability towards the communities in which it operates. Erongo RED believes in community involvement and is commited towards the development of its people. Erongo RED predominantly directs its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives towards the communities that are directly involved within the company’s operations. The Erongo RED CSR activities focus on the sphere of education and training, community and welfare support environment, health and sports development. Priority is given to endeavours launched in the Erongo Region. Through its CSR initiatives Erongo RED is determined to make a difference in the lives of its communities with special focus on the youth by awarding bursaries to hardworking and dedicated students. Every year Erongo RED awards bursaries to two or three young Namibians to pursue further education. Since 2012 the company has sponsored six full bursaries to students from various regions studying finance, electrical engineering and law. Furthermore, Erongo RED has granted ten apprenticeships to students from various vocational training centres, offering them the opportunity to gain practical skills through job attachment programmes. The students are assigned to Erongo RED’s qualified engineers and are compensated during their attachment. The aim of the job attachments is to create a pool of competent and skilled workers in Namibia. In pursuit of its vision to bring electricity to all by 2020, Erongo RED took a strategic decision to offer social tariffs to the vulnerable members of the community, such as pensioners and low-income families. The main objective of the social tariff is to cushion the impact of electricity increases to these groups.

Education and Training Education is one of our key focus areas for our Corporate Social Responsibility drive. Our drive primarily focuses on sponsorship of scholarship to brilliant Namibians who want to pursue further studies.

Community and Welfare Support At Erongo RED we believe in contributing to the development of the communities within the area of our jurisdiction by focusing on the development of small, medium and micro-enterprises. The objective is to improve livelihood and to bring our community into the mainstream economy.

Environment At Erongo RED, we recognise the importance of preserving the natural environment that sustains all life on the earth for future generations and thereby ensuring that all humans can attain a healthy and enriched life. Thus, Erongo RED participates and sponsors various environmental awareness campaigns.

Health At Erongo RED, we also provide assistance towards health awareness activities as well as once-off contributions (monetary or in kind) towards life-threatening illnesses and/ or operation costs.

Sport Development Erongo RED is committed to the development of sports in Namibia. We believe that these events contribute to promoting unity, celebrating diversity and stimulating a healthy life style, believing strongly, as it does, that sport is an activity that enables a healthy mind and physical wellbeing.

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NAMCOR is Namibia’s national oil and petroleum company, wholly owned by the Government of the Republic of Namibia. It has two key business focus areas namely; Exploration & Production of oil and gas under its upstream leg and the supply of petroleum products to the market under its Downstream leg.


The Exploration and Production department focuses on upstream activities of the oil and gas industry. Its institutional role is to participate in hydrocarbon exploration on behalf of the Namibian Government and to ensure the optimum exploitation of Namibia’s petroleum resources. Other main upstream activities include being a technical advisor to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, active promotion of Namibian acreage at local and international platforms in order to attract hydrocarbon investments, and is the custodian of storage and brokerage of Namibia’s hydrocarbon exploration data, which includes 2D and 3D seismic data; and digital well logs, core and rock cuttings from exploration wells. At present, 39 exploration licenses, 5 reconnaissance and 1 production licenses have been issued by the Ministry of Mines and Energy. NAMCOR has 10% carried interest in more than 97% of hydrocarbon exploration licenses issued in Namibia (Figure 1). Additionally, NAMCOR has been awarded working interest and operatorship in Block 1711 and 1811A with 100% interest for each block; 67% interesting block 2714A and 2714B. NAMCOR also holds 20% working interest in Block 2914. These exploration blocks are located offshore Namibia in the Namibe and Orange Basins respectively. NAMCOR’s participation in hydrocarbon exploration and future production activities ensures a Namibian presence in this industry, while contributing to local capacity building and development of exploration and production activities in the Hydrocarbon Sector.


A total of 35 wells have been drilled offshore Namibia (18 exploration, 7 appraisal (KUDU gas field) and 10 ODP/DSPD wells.

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10 exploration wells have been drilled onshore. Namibia has excellent offshore seismic coverage. ~ 166 728 line km of 2D seismic ~ 58 813 km² of 3D seismic data offshore.

Onshore, the 2D seismic database comprises of 2,500-line km of 2D.


The Kudu project was previously premised on the building of a new (to be constructed) 885 MW combined cycle gas turbine power station, the Kudu Power Station (KPS), onshore Namibia. However, in late 2017, NamPower suggested that the development of the electricity plant occur via two phases by first building a single power train of 440 MW with a second train to follow, as soon as possible, based on both internal and export demand. The benefit of so doing being to spread the capital outlay in 2 phases yet still be able to provide power to Namibia without requiring the need for exports.


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Namcor nationwide depot footprint A further benefit of the phased approach being that the Kudu gas field would be brought on stream quicker with power being generated within 3 years and thus providing the capability of offsetting costly electricity imports from Eskom, South Africa.


The Kudu offshore JV operator BW Kudu and 56% interest holder (a wholly owned subsidiary of BW Offshore of Norway) is currently finalizing the engineering plan for the revised development of the Kudu field. Work to be finalized in June 2018 enabling Final Invest Decision thereafter with financial close plan for year-end (2018). The key commercial tie between the Upstream and Downstream projects is the Gas Supply Agreement (GSA). This agreement is in final draft form and anticipated completion date is End-August 2018.

DOWNSTREAM Commercial and Marketing

NAMCOR markets a range of petroleum related products ranging from fuels and lubricants to various clients. The corporation’s stakeholders are from various sectors within the economy such as Government, Mining, Transportation, and Farming amongst others. All products marketed by NAMCOR meet Namibian product specifications! Downstream generally refers to the refining of crude oil, as well as the marketing and distribution of petroleum products derived from this activity. We are very active in the sourcing and selling, as well as the distribution of petroleum products. In line with this, NAMCOR’s downstream strategy is to establish and secure strategically located fuels and lubricant distribution networks, as well as sales infrastructure to boost the company’s brand and provide world-class service to you, our valued customers and business partners. NAMCOR is strategically establishing its fuels and distribution networks by rolling out its Retail Network at key locations throughout Namibia. NAMCOR has since developed a retail and convenience store brand. NAMCOR will become the fifth player in the retail petroleum sector alongside Puma, Engen, Vivo/Shell and Total. The retail petroleum sector


present NAMCOR with the opportunity to broaden its revenue streams and become a self-sustainable State Owned Enterprise. In line with this, NAMCOR is constructing three retail site in the 2018/2019 financial year, the envisaged retail sites are in Oshana, Khomas and Otjozondjupa region and will be operational during the 2019/2020 financial year.


NAMCOR has established and developed a number of bulk fuel storage depots in key locations, from where it services valued customers. NAMCOR owns and operates a 650,000 litre capacity bulk storage depot in Otjiwarongo, from where it trades clean fuels (unleaded petrol and automotive diesel oil), lubricants and serves customers in the surrounding areas and Government agencies (near north & far north). Additionally NAMCOR owns a Commercial Bulk Storage facility in Mariental with a capacity of 166 000 liters. Furthermore NAMCOR owns 25% of the ENGEN Keetmanshoop Depot from where it serves clients in the south of Namibia.


Our main objectives are to secure alternative sources of supply and to establish reliable networks with various suppliers from which products can be sourced. NAMCOR is still an active participant in the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downstream industry, holding a wholesale license and servicing a number of clients. Furthermore NAMCOR successfully sources Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) at competitive pricing from reputable firms through a tendering process to service local and international HFO client requirements.


NAMCOR added branded lubricants, in collaboration with SASOL Oil Limited, to its product range for the mining, agriculture and automotive sectors. The company also plans to introduce its own Lubricant offering to effectively compete nationally and export to regional markets.


The company intends to explore re-entering the LPG market to create value as a National Oil Company, to serve the less privileged with reliable and cost-effective energy source.

The company also plans to set up a new depots in Gobabis, Windhoek and Ondangwa. All these facilities comply with the relevant environmental and safety standards!


NAMCOR offers a number of main fuels, including Diesel 50ppm, 500ppm and Unleaded Petrol 95 at a price based on the Government regulated wholesale price, as applied by the Namibian Government from time to time. In accordance to the Namibian Governments drive towards cleaner fuels in Namibia Diesel 500ppm will only be available until the end of December 2018 from NAMCOR. Pricing (site specific) is available upon request. Additionally NAMCOR offers Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) at competitive prices. The quality of petroleum products supplied by NAMCOR conforms to the specifications set out by the Namibian Government and international quality standards. Quality certificates of all the products are regularly supplied on request.

Exploring & Fuelling Namibia

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COMMITMENTS 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 very responsible environmental ma nagement. At Namdeb the environment is designated as a high corporate and operational priority that is integrated into the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business activities. Subsequent to the signing of the Minerals Agreement between the Namibian government and De Beers Centenary in 1994, an environmental profile for the park that contained information on the natural resources and the potential it holds was published in 1995.


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MINING AND ENERGY Based on this information several Environmental Management Programme Reports were developed in 1997 for each of Namdeb’s licence areas with the aim to assist in planning and management of the environment. Namdeb became ISO14001 certified in 2000 and currently continues to retain this international accreditation for environmental management. The company conducts the Environmental Impact Assessment process that includes stakeholder and community engagements with the aim to avoid, mitigate and minimise impacts. Environmental clearances are in place for all Namdeb’s licence areas.

WORLD CLASS STANDARDS Tools that are used to provide guidance and sound environmental standards include legislative and other requirements such as De Beers and Anglo Group requirements to which the company subscribes. These standards are based on international best practice. Assurance for what we do is provided through internal and external ISO14001 audits, group assurance visits and audits, and key stakeholder engagement meetings. Compliance is evaluated by the Namibian authorities for legal permitting conditions and activities within the licence areas. The company regularly checks for continual environmental improvement through reporting frameworks such as the Environmental Management Review meeting by top management.

REHABILITATION Namdeb developed a rehabilitation plan that is aligned with the park’s Land Use Plan. This plan makes provision for rehabilitation of areas for miningbased, nature-based and conservation areas. Concurrent rehabilitation is catered for annually and is aligned with the company’s Strategic Business Plan. More than 116 000 tons of scrap was removed from the company’s licence areas since the approval of the Rehabilitation Plan by the Namibian government in 2008. This includes the internal sign-off of 29 scrapyards in Southern Coastal Mines and contractor mined sites in Northern Coastal Mines. The demolition of infrastructure and landscaping of key sensitive areas such as Pocket Beaches sites 2, 11 and 12 are but a few examples of Namdeb’s rehabilitation efforts in the area.

ACHIEVEMENTS & MILESTONES In addition to the exemplary work that is carried out for legacy rehabilitation, Namdeb established key partnerships to address the impacts on biological diversity. The Millennium Seed Bank Project (National Botanical Research Institute) and Gobabeb Research and Training Centre assist the company with restoring the environment. Reputable scientists are used to conduct annual marine monitoring for sandy beaches, rocky shores and subtidal areas. This marine monitoring programme is more than twenty years old and contains a unique set of data for the southern part of the Namibian coastline. Results of impact monitoring and surveys are shared at international conferences and published in scientific journals. Through the Namdeb Environmental Fund continues to support educational, development and research initiatives for key biodiversity species such as the Brown Hyena. Key stakeholders’ fora were established which include the Namdeb and Ministry of Environmental and Tourism Liaison Meeting, the Namdeb Stakeholders Forum Meeting and the recently established Namdeb Marine Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting.

COLLABORATION Through our various stakeholders’ fora we will continue to be transparent about our business and our impacts and will communicate our mitigation strategies. We will continue to add value to Namibia through innovative research, scientific knowledge, and the capacity building of Namibians through postgraduate qualifications and exposure to environmental management. Developing a blueprint for ecological restoration at operations along the Orange River, inland and coastal areas will ensure Namdeb will meet its end land-use objectives. The establishment of marine baselines to highlight sensitive areas for planning and subsequent monitoring of the offshore environments will demonstrate our commitment to responsible future mining in the marine environment. We will continue to look for opportunities whilst we mine to reduce the overall rehabilitation legacy by providing resources to implement Namdeb’s rehabilitation plan. Through these initiatives we will live up to our mission of producing diamonds sustainably and responsibly for the benefit of our shareholders and stakeholders whilst making a lasting contribution to Namibia.


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Namibia Power Corporation (Pty) Ltd

PO Box 2864, Windhoek, Namibia, NamPower Centre, 15 Luther Street Tel: +264 61 205 4111 Fax: +264 61 232 805 Email address: register@nampower.com.na Website address: www.nampower.com.na


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Namibia Power Corporation Ensuring Security of Supply NamPower is Namibia’s national power utility and, since its establishment on 1 July 1996, has consistently remained a mainstay and the engine that drives the nation’s economy, communities, and our everyday lives. NamPower’s core business is generation, transmission and energy trading, the latter, which takes place within the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), the largest multilateral energy platform on the African continent. NamPower supplies bulk electricity to the Regional Electricity Distributors (REDs), mines, the Namibia Water Corporation Ltd (NamWater), and farms and local authorities (where REDs are not operational) throughout Namibia. NamPower acknowledges its responsibility of being a catalyst in the development of a vibrant economy, an empowered society and a protected environment, as driven by Vision 2030, the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) and the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP).


The utility is an essential part of the energy value chain, energising and enhancing the value of the national grid to provide electricity to all sectors of the Namibian economy and its people. It is an integrator in terms of interconnection with other power utilities in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, and an optimiser in terms of extending the deployment of technologies or equipment into the distribution network. In so doing, NamPower is an enabler of human, intellectual, social and relationship capital, and is run on the principles of good governance and ethical values. Social and relationship capital is enhanced through the company’s corporate social investment programmes, with substantial investments made in this regard over the years. Being keenly aware of the national resources placed in its trust to create lasting returns and developmental impact for the nation, NamPower implements and manages all projects in a socio-economical and environmentally sustainable manner. The dedicated women and men who fuel NamPower are committed to continue powering the nation for decades to come. Namibia Power Corporation (PTY) Ltd Corporate Communication and Marketing Tel: 061 205 4111 | Email: register@nampower.com.na Website: www.nampower.com.na

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Oshakati Premier Electric (Pty) Ltd (OPE) is an industry-leading distribution and supply company operating within the borders of Oshakati, Namibia. The primary 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 ensures operations, maintenance, upgrading and expansion of the electrical system towards a sustainable, dependable power-supply delivery. In addition, OPE install, maintains and operate the Street Lighting and Traffic Lighting installations in town towards improved safety and security. Currently, OPE has approximately 7 200 active electricity customers in its area of operation with an annual turnover of approximately N$150 million. Due to a progressive town-development drive by the Oshakati Local Authority, OPE is expecting the addition of up to 6 000 additional residential customers over the medium term of five to eight years. Further interest indicated by potential Commercial and Industrial Customers also ensure a vibrant and exiting 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 advanced stages of implementing a 10 MVA 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.

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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: N$8 million paid to Oshakati Town Council in 2017. Reduction of power failures is essential. Completion of approximately 95% of the 2001 Master Plan. Self-funding of infrastructure investment as per the OPE Electrical Master Plan. Provision of a 24-hour prepaid vending stations since 2003.



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Provision of fully funded bursaries to needy students at local universities. Four electrical engineering students graduated in 2015 and 2016 academic years. Investment in human resource capacities. Training of our core business employees in obtaining wiremen licensing, switching authorisation and various other training interventions is essential. Investing in an 11kV power factor correction facility to lower electricity purchase costs from NamPower is a key factor. Connection of customers in previously non-reticulated areas: OPE has managed to distribute power to approximately 2 800 erven over the past 18 years in areas such as Evululuko, Okandjengedi (south and north), Oneshila, Uupindi (south and north), Oshoopala and all authorised and enabled location areas. Installation and maintenance of streetlights in Oshakati at no cost to the Oshakati Town Council, translating into about N$2 million per year in operational expense to help improve general safety and security. OPE further erected 47 25m-high masts in Oshakati in the areas of Uupindi, Evululuko, Okandjengedi, Oneshila, Oshoopala and along Mandume Ndemufayo/Okahao Road. Installation of eight traffic lights at intersections to assist in traffic-flow control and improve general traffic safety. 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. Electricity losses have been lowered the past 16 years from an initial level of 12% to a current industry leading level of 6%. OPE has noted the recent increases in electricity tariffs and are in the process of developing a new 10 MVA solar plant to assist in lowering electricity prices and ensure sustainability. Vision 2030: OPEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to provide electricity to all residents of Oshakati and by so doing, complementing and help our government realising Vision 2030 targets.

OSHAKATI PREMIER ELECTRIC (PTY) LTD Erf 3175, Immanuel Shifidi Street, Oshakati, Namibia P.o. Box 1594, Oshakati, Namibia +264 65 220 229 info@ope.com.na www.ope.com.na


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Nelson T Sheya

Chief Executive OfďŹ cer

Leon P Hanekom

Executive Manager Technical Services

Bennodictus Sheehama

Executive Manager Finance and Corporate Services

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CREATING, BUILDING AND OPERATING SOLAR AND WIND FARMS InnoSun, daughter company of InnoVent, kick started the renewable energy industry in Namibia by signing the first Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for Omburu solar plant in 2013. With its growing portfolio in renewable energy, it is currently running 19.5 MW of solar and wind parks in the Namibia.

InnoSun was awarded the first ever PPA signed with Nampower for a 4.5MW solar power plant in 2013. In addition, InnoSun’s expertise in the energy industry and the presence of a dedicated local team successfully completed various projects in Namibia.

In less than 15 years, InnoVent, the parent company of InnoSun has become an international group running 480 MW wind farms and solar parks in more than 10 countries in Africa and France. InnoVent was founded by Grégoire Verhaeghe in 2001 with the aim of designing, installing and operating wind farms in France. For over 15 years, InnoVent has been using its internal resources and specialist partners to respond to the full range of issues linked to the development, construction and operation of wind and solar farms. With this knowledge, InnoVent is an experienced company that is well recognized in its field.

InnoSun was awarded the first ever PPA signed with NamPower for a 4.5MW solar power plant in 2013. In addition, InnoSun’s expertise in the energy industry and the presence of a dedicated local team successfully completed various projects in Namibia. InnoSun didn’t stop there, currently we have reached an installed capacity of 19.5 MW with 3 solar power plants and 1 wind farm in Namibia. InnoVent, the majority shareholder in InnoSun has been developing several solar power plants in various countries across Africa such as Chad, Senegal, Morocco, Comoros and several other countries. With different projects at different stages of completion, InnoVent is confident of continued significant and effective development in Africa.



InnoVent exported its know-how to African countries and invested its resources into research and development for new components and production techniques in solar, wind and biomass. Following up on the lessons from South Africa, InnoSun was created in 2008 in order to harness the solar energy and developing new projects in Namibia.


Proposing construction of larger and smaller scale solar and wind power plants to the Government and NamPower with the aim to reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuel energy imports from South Africa. Providing solar panels to organizations working with poorest communities in order to reduce their energy expenditure.


1st large-scale solar PV Park in Namibia constructed in 6 months. The construction involved 7 local Namibian companies and more than 70 Namibian workers • 33,000 solar panels (CIGS) • 14 hectares footprint, single-axis tracking system, Namibian decentralized adapted design • 4.5 MW capacity


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Our developers look for, define and mark out potentially suitable sites for wind and solar farms in Namibia and the rest of the African continent, taking into account the opinions of local populations. Zones need to be defined in accordance with a wide range of spatial constraints, and meetings have to be held with local elected representatives and people who own and farm the land that may prove suitable for the installation of wind turbines or photovoltaic panels. Once an agreement has been reached, we have to carry out a number of feasibility studies: detailed study of the power network, impact studies (landscape, noise, animal and plant life, etc.). InnoSun has the human and technical means to carry out all of these studies. Only the animal and plant life and habitat studies are outsourced by approved consultants. Over the whole project development phase, we follow thoroughly all local regulations and seek for all necessary authorizations and permits.


Our 2nd Solar PV Park, within REFIT program of ECB and Nampower. • 5 MW capacity • 21,600 solar panels (polycrystalline) • 16 hectares footprint, single-axis tracking system, Namibian decentralized adapted design



Our 3rd Solar PV Park, within REFIT program. A partnership with Aussenkjer Energy Investments • 5 MW capacity • 19,800 solar panels (polycrystalline) • 16 hectares footprint, single-axis tracking system, Namibian decentralized adapted design


1st Wind Farm ever built in Namibia. Also within the REFIT program • 5 MW wind park • Comprising of three 120 meters high wind turbines • A partnership with the Luderitz Town Council


InnoSun manages the energy farm projects, supported by the leading service providers in the wind and solar power industry. Our teams coordinate all the various subcontractors, from connecting the site to the power network to service roads, foundations, the arrival of the machines and panels on site, right up to the moment when the equipment goes into production. With our fifty years’ experience, we work with the best and our skilled teams monitor our projects from the preparation of the site to the commissioning of the energy farm. Our soil studies are carried out by specialist firms sourced locally as well as the sizing of the foundation blocks. The foundation blocks and service roads are built by local and reputable subsidiaries of major groups.


InnoSun has an in-house team of managers and technicians operating and maintaining our 3 solar parks and 1 wind farm. Our team of engineers in the field is connected to the 4 generating plants and machines 24 hours a day via the Internet. The wind turbines send messages indicating the possible causes of breakdowns to help our teams work more efficiently in the field. We ensure a minimum availability of our power plants of 95%. To ensure production, for a project to be feasible, it should be technically possible to connect up to the power transmission lines. Electricity produced out our wind farm or one of our solar parks is sold either to the national Utility or, to a private off-taker (a mine, a factory). We are flexible and we adapt ourselves to the market and local consumer needs.


At Innosun Energy, while we contribute to the fight against climate disruption through the development of renewable energy, we believe in what is termed as Just Energy Transition, by making sure we don’t leave behind those who are most vulnerable and affected by the devastating effects of climate and skewed economic policies of the past. We believe that these communities should benefit from the transition from fossil fuel generation to clean sources of energy. Currently, we have committed ourselves to work with the Ministry of Mines & Energy Rural Electrification program and through the various roof top solar installations offered and installed at associations and community based NGO’s to help them meet their energy needs. The results have been very positive, with 740 panels (702 Masdar panels and 38 DelSolar panels) and 20 inverters donated in the last 6 years in Namibia. Innovent also supports the music project Muzukidz in the disadvantaged communities around Cape Town, promoting wellbeing and integration in a fractured society.

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TOURISM Namibia is a land of starkly beautiful landscapes ranging from the vast dune seas of the Namib and the awe-inspiring depths of the Fish River Canyon to the rock-strewn plain of Kaokoland and the wetlands of northeastern Namibia. Its rich diversity of wildlife includes the largest population of free-ranging cheetah, as well as the largest population of the western sub-species of the black rhino in the world. The country has an outstanding conservation record with close to 45% of it land surface enjoying some form of conservation protection. The network of state-owned parks and resort accounts for 16.8% of the country’s protected areas, while communal conservancies cover close to 20%. Freehold conservancies, communal forests and concessions in stateowned land make up the remainder. Namibia’s Fifth Development Plan (NDP5) has set the following targets for the tourism sector: • increase the number of people employed to 43 000 by 2021/2022 (from a base of 29 000 in 2014) • increase the number of tourist arrivals to 1.8 million by 2021/2022 (from a base of 1.4 million in 2015) • grow the number of tourists by 0.2% for five consecutive years between 2017/18 and 2021/22 • improve the tourism competitiveness index (score) from 4.0 in 2016 to 5.0 by 2021/22. European countries, which accounted for nearly 21.5% of tourist arrivals in 2017, remain important source markets. Germany accounted for 39.5% of tourist arrivals, while the three German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) made up 49% of tourist arrivals. Other important European countries included the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Italy. Over three-quarters of European tourists visited the country for holidays. The United States of America, Portugal and China were other important markets.

Statistics maintained by the Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) show that room nights sold during the first two quarters of 2018 declined by close to 8% compared to the corresponding quarters in 2017. Bed nights sold declined by 3.8% during the first quarter of 2018 and by 7.06% during the second quarter compared to the corresponding quarters in 2017. Room nights and bed nights, however, increased by nearly 2.5% during the third quarter of 2018 compared to the same quarter in 2017. One of the challenges that continue to face the industry is the shortage of accommodation during the peak tourist season. According to HAN Chief Executive Gitta Paetzold the bottleneck can be relieved if operators follow different circuits on the popular Best of Namibia tour. Paetzold believes that packages following less popular routes must be developed, while there is also a need for more diversified packages such as cultural and gemstone tourism. She also suggests that packages for Namibia’s Green Season, which stretches from February to April, must be developed, while the Southern African Development Community (SADC) market should be targeted during the first half of the low season.


Namibia was ranked the fourth most competitive country in subSaharan Africa in the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report – after South Africa (53), Mauritius (55) and Kenya (80) – with a score of 3.59. The index, which is compiled every two years, measured the performance of 136 countries against 14 categories or pillars on a score of one (lowest) to seven (highest). The country achieved its best rankings for Price Competitiveness (30th), Business Environment (38th), Natural Resources (40th) and Air Transport Infrastructure (58th). The report, however, points out that the country needs to improve its health and hygiene (117th) and under-appreciated cultural resources (127th), and renew focus on its inadequately qualified human resources (106th), which remain the main bottlenecks toward a faster development of the Travel and Tourism (T&T) sector in the country.

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Nearly 74% of tourist arrivals in 2017 were from African countries which occupied six of the top ten spots. Angola and South Africa accounted for about 37% and 30% of arrivals respectively. Nearly 56% of tourist arrivals from Africa visited friends and family and, consequently, did not contribute significantly to tourist spending in Namibia.

The Bank of Namibia (BoN) measures the sector’s growth by activity under hotels and restaurants. Growth contracted by -1.1% in 2017 and was expected to contract by 2.7% in 2018 before growing by 3.9% in 2019.


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Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism took a commendable step in the fight against pollution when Minister Pohamba Shifeta announced a ban on plastic carrier bags in the country’s national parks, game parks and nature reserves. The ban, which became effective towards the end of November 2018, does not include: • plastic bags used for the disposal of waste • transparent resealable bags • plastics used for agricultural purposes • plastics used for sampling or analysis • plastics that form an integral part of the packaging in which goods are sealed prior to sale in the local market or for export. Anyone found guilty of contravening the ban will be liable to a fine not exceeding N$500.00 or to imprisonment not exceeding six months or to a fine and imprisonment. The country’s global ranking, however, dropped from 70th to 82nd which according to the report was partially due to ‘statistical adjustments such as the inclusion of previously unavailable deforestation figures, which have significantly reduced the sustainability performance of the country. Despite these adjustments, which make comparison more challenging, Namibia has lost a considerable portion of its forest since the early 2000s (127th) and its water resources have deteriorated’. The report points out that ‘the re-assessment of car rental services (72nd) and the diffusion of ATMs have resulted in a lower performance of Namibia’s tourism service infrastructure (73rd)’. The World Travel and Tourism Council’s 2018 Travel & Tourism Economic Impact Report ranked Namibia 58th out of 185 countries for the relative importance of the contribution of travel and tourism to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 124th for the absolute contribution to GDP. The introduction of several international flights to Namibia in 2016 and 2017 has exacerbated congestion at the Hosea Kutako International Airport necessitating temporary upgrades of N$245 million to ease congestion. There are, however, plans for the construction of a new multibillion Namibia dollar airport terminal and improvements to the runway to handle the expected increase in the number of tourists in the next ten to 15 years. The industry is set to receive a further boost in international visitors from positive publicity in 2018. The influential global media company, Forbes, listed Namibia as one of the 27 Best Budget Destinations for 2018, while Windhoek featured in the company’s ’33 Cheapest Places to Travel in 2018’. Bloomberg, a respected business news company, included Namibia in its list off 22 most ‘compelling’ global destinations for 2018. Namibia was ranked one of the top 25 travel destinations in 2019 and one of the top three destinations in Africa in the American lifestyle magazine, Town & Country.


Namibia’s approach to community-based tourism and the establishment of communal conservancies has been hailed as a major conservation success.

Since the first four communal conservancies were established in 1998, the number of conservancies have increased to 86. Communal conservancies and forests cover almost 20% of the country’s surface and over 212 000 people live in communal conservancies. Control over wildlife resources in communal conservancies not only provides an incentive to conservancy members to conserve the wildlife, but they also benefit directly from the natural resources and tourism. Quotas for various forms of hunting are determined by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) in conjunction with the conservancies. Wildlife numbers have increased significantly in communal conservancies, but are subject to fluctuations, especially in conservancies in arid areas which are affected by periodic droughts. During the past 20 years, income and benefits derived from communal conservancies increased from less than N$1 million to N$132 million in 2017. Income is derived from trophy hunting, live-capture-and-sale of game and tourism joint-venture lodges, while members derive income from employment in the tourism and hunting industries, the harvesting of plant products and the selling of crafts. Members also benefit from the distribution of harvested game meat.


Namibia’s natural environment is extremely fragile and Eco Awards Namibia has been at the forefront of promoting green and sustainable tourism in the country since it was established in 2004. The organisation is the only certification scheme that rates the sustainability of tourism establishments in Namibia. ‘Candidates are assessed against a host of criteria such as water and waste management, environmentally friendly construction, landscaping practices, recycling, staff development and community engagement,’ explains Hazel Milne, programme coordinator of Eco Awards. Based on the outcome of the assessments, enterprises are awarded with between two and five desert flowers to recognise their commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism in Namibia. To date, 70 accommodation establishments have been assessed and awarded desert flowers since the first assessments were conducted in 2006: 37 Five Flower establishments 15 Four Flower establishments 6 Three Flower establishments 12 Two Flower Establishments. Five tour operators have also been assessed and awarded desert flowers. Eco Awards Namibia was originally funded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and then by Nedbank/Go Green. The programme has been sponsored by FNB Namibia since 2015, while funding has also been provided by the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF), the Tour and Safari Association of Namibia (TASA) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Membership and assessment fees also contribute to the programme.

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JOURNEYS NAMIBIA QUINTESSENTIAL ADVENTURES Amid the harshness of Namibia`s untamed beauty and the long distances one has to travel between destinations, visitors are often pleasantly surprised to find such well-appointed lodges. While the landscape is wild and unforgiving, you can find respite from the heat and dust through luxurious comforts and excellent service in Journeys Namibia run lodges. Journeys manage an exclusive portfolio of unique destinations where guests have a personalized and authentic experience which stems from service excellence by community employed personnel. Journeys Namibia strives to become the Namibian management company of choice for both private and community owned lodges which support sustainable eco tourism. As a reputable management company that takes the strain off lodge owners by taking care of the day to day running of lodges. We have many years of experience in the tourism industry and share an intimate passion for Namibia’s unique landscape and its people. The more specialised tourism becomes, the more we recognise the necessity and importance of promoting Namibia`s hidden treasures. Journeys has the vision to promote a sustainable tourism industry by forging sound partnerships with likeminded individuals who value thae same conservation aspirations as we do and who share our passion for the land and its inhabitants. We are tremendously proud to be part of a country that protects more than 45% of its land surface under some kind of conservation policy, allowing wildlife to roam freely. Journey’s Namibia wants to be part of every visitor to Namibia’s experience. Through foresight and hard work, we aim to make a difference.

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Auas Safari Lodge Fish River Lodge Grootberg Lodge Hoada Campsite Hobatere Lodge Kunene River Lodge Shipwreck Lodge


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Our core beliefs of the company directly dictates our behavior and actions. • Integrity • Transparency • Commitment to innovation and service excellence • A High-regard for our clients, staff and peers alike • Commitment to people and planet


Journeys understand the combination of comprehending cultural and economic needs of local communities, while respecting and honouring sensitive environments. Our lodges are therefore valuable to the community and are environmentally sustainable. We operate in a non-interfering manner, allowing lodge owners and communities the space to grow. We remain at the ready should our services be required. In a global first for Namibia, ≠Khoadi-//Hôas Conservancy in the Erongo-Kunene region has been recognised as one of the world’s Top 100 sustainable destinations! The 4th annual Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100 award winners were announced by Green Destinations – a destination certification body that is accredited by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The theme of this year’s Top 100 awards was “Tourism to benefit local communities”, a theme that is well-suited to the Namibian context where community-managed conservancies often pursue tourism development as a way of generating benefits through sustainable utilisation of natural resources. This innovative, community-based approach is based on the principle that local people are the best custodians of indigenous natural resources and their sustainable management, resulting in over 45% of Namibia being under some form of conservation management. ≠Khoadi-//Hôas was one of the first four such conservancies to be gazetted in Namibia in 1998 and operates the 100% communityowned Grootberg Lodge and Hoada Campsite in partnership with Journey’s Namibia. Both Grootberg Lodge and Hoada Campsite have received the


highest accolade – 5 Desert Flowers – from Namibia’s sustainable tourism certification body, Eco Awards Namibia, adding further merit to the destination’s global top 100 recognition. Grootberg’s Wildlife Fund: Three anti-predator kraals have been built by the ≠Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy for their community members thanks to the contributions of the Grootberg Lodge’s wildlife predators fund. The conservancy is also busy building a protection wall, a dam and a tank at farm Mooiport near Anker. The fund was established in 2013 to assist the community with human-wildlife conflict. Grootberg Lodge donates a percentage of their activities for each guest’s sighting of a predator in order to compensate losses from farmers. Endangered species such as rhino or elephant are also part of the scheme.

SERVICES Lodge development & expansion

Members of Journeys Namibia have proven experience in development and construction of lodges and lodge infrastructure in difficult terrain. Project skills include: • Community liaison • Site location • Liaison with architects • Developing access roads • Construction logistics • Building management

Financial administration, planning & deal structuring

Financial administration is another aspect of running a lodge that can be extremely time consuming. Journeys Namibia’s financial administration services can free up time with billing services, payment and payroll administration, VAT and general taxation. Financial planning and deal structuring are invaluable when establishing lodges, particularly when aspects such as community participation and BB-BEE come into play. Journeys Namibia ensures that everything runs smoothly.


Once a lodge has been set up, the difference between average and excellent depends on your staff. Training is crucial to ensure that

standards remain of the highest level, not only in guest service, but in every aspect of lodge operations. Periodic refreshers and retraining will help to keep staff motivated and prevent apathy from setting in. Journeys Namibia provides a complete spectrum of training, including housekeeping, guiding, maintenance, administration and the all important aspects of guest services.

Reservations management

Journeys Namibia can help you manage and handle bookings through trusted systems and efficient technology. We offer accurate and timely reporting to keep lodge owners, management and staff up to date at all times during the reservation process. Through our systems we can help you handle block bookings, room release and cancellations in a more effective manner.

Marketing & communication

Lodge marketing is a crucial yet rarely understood aspect of running a successful lodge. It is a time-consuming exercise that is often mistaken for communication or promotion without considering all aspects involved. A successful marketing campaign helps to determine your goals, value proposition and target market. Once these are established, you can communicate with your market. Journeys Namibia offers a complete marketing service which includes brand strategy, market assessment, budgeting and communication, including liaison with key media. In addition, Journeys Namibia develops key trade clients and continuously attends important networking sessions and major shows.

JOURNEYS NAMIBIA Tel: +264 61 228 104 Email: reservations@journeysnamibia.com Web: www.journeysnamibia.com

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Mrs. Zelna Hengari, Managing Director Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) is a proudly Namibian hospitality and service company. It manages resorts and camps in the national parks across our beautiful country on behalf of the Namibian government. NWR’s knowledgeable staff is customer-driven and dedicated to providing a Namibian experience that is relaxing, memorable and liberating in comfortable surroundings. NWR operates 20 resorts in three different lodging categories which

as well as sunrise and sunset

accommodation options from serviced chalets and standard hotel rooms to basic camp sites paired with a broad range of facilities and tours. Adventure & Camping: Campsites and cabins for the rugged traveller who appreciates ‘close to

realisation saw us spending

years; NamLeisure Family is for

tireless hours in fine tuning

two adults and two children

our iOS and Android phone

aged between 13 and 17 years.

application for it to meet the

Residents of Namibia qualify for a

needs of our domestic and

50% discount, SADC travellers for

international market. The phone

25% and international travellers

application is now available from

for 10%. Non-cardholders who

our website.

share a room or a camping site

The improved application has

with a NamLeisure cardholder are

added new features that will

also eligible for a 50% discount

make booking your next holiday

plus a supplementary rate.

with us very simple as you can now make and pay for your booking through the application in addition to checking for

properties of the hot springs at

rates. NWR uses a portion of the

availability. This feature is crucial

Gross Barmen.

proceeds as well as 5% of the

for our travellers who find

NWR also provides adventure

value of any member booking

themselves in between towns and

activities such as hikes into

for conservation projects,

would like to conclude a booking

iconic landscapes on signature

including the NWR-Enviro- Kidz

while on the road.

trails like the Fish River Canyon

program, and joint projects with

With the improvements on the

Hike through the second largest

the Ministry of Environment and

application, holidaymakers can

canyon on earth (four to five

Tourism – providing a double

now apply for our NamLeisure

days, approximately 80 km), or

“feel-good” experience.

card that affords Namibian

the Namib Naukluft Hiking Trail through the rugged Naukluft


travellers 50% discount when visiting any one of our establishments. This addition is

NWR has fine-tuned its online

important to us as clients will no

southern Africa (eight days, 120

booking platform after realizing

longer have to travel to our offices

km or four days, 60 km).

that clients are increasingly

or log onto their computer when

NWR caters for everyone.

turning to instant electronic

applying for a NamLeisure card.

Whether you are passionate

booking instead of writing

Though we spent a lot of time

about photography, wildlife,

emails and having to wait for the

and energy revamping the phone

landscapes, geology, camping,

reply in order to finalize travel

application, we are glad that we

fishing, history or culture or


took this long so that we could

simply enjoy the pure exhilaration

At the same time NWR also

provide a seamless experience for

of finding yourself surrounded by

made subtle changes to its

our clients”.

the essence of Africa – NWR is

website to facilitate navigation

your willing partner and host.

and easy access to the required

one of the toughest trails in

NWR arranges intimate wildlife

Namibia more affordable, NWR


our mobile application. This

child aged between 13 and 17

membership go beyond discount

nature’ adventures.

drives in Etosha National Park

we saw the need to revamp

couples or an adult and one

The benefits of NamLeisure


experiences on guided night

information and making bookings,

person; NamLeisure Plus is for

treatments based on the healing

Eco-collection: Exclusive

Classic Collection: A variety of

The NamLeisure card is for one

or relaxing massages and wellness

Mountains which is considered

Namibia’s national parks.

traditional ways of seeking

excursions to majestic Sossusvlei,

suit every need and pocket.

accommodation in the heart of

and other international visitors.

In its drive to make travel in



NWR launches improved phone

offers three different membership


card options to domestic, SADC

As travellers move away from

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NAMIBIA WILDLIFE RESORTS +264 61 285 7200 reservations@nwr.com.na www.nwr.com.na


Namibia Wildlife Resorts

Still conserving Namibia’s natural heritage!

Namibia Wildlife Resorts has become part and parcel of the Namibian experience, even for those as far afield as America or China. As a state-owned enterprise, we manage resorts and camps in Namibia’s vast and diverse protected areas – the only hospitality provider that can do so. This provides you with a chance to explore and relax at your own pace. With more than 20 different destinations across Namibia, we have a smorgasbord of experiences for you, so whether you are a traveller that demands luxury at your fingertips or you are looking for an adventure, we have a spot where you can get your groove back. From the world-renowned Etosha National Park where, by the way, you can enjoy camping to five-star luxury, all the way through to the magnificent horizons of the south, the humid forest-lined banks of the Okavango, or even a

castle… we show you Namibia as she is. Beautiful, natural, harsh, and unspoiled. Your holiday, breakaway or business trip will also contribute to community development and the sustainable use of Namibia’s natural resources. With your exclusive NamLeisure card, you are not only assured of great discounts for your Namibian adventure, but you also know that you are contributing to the Enviro-Kidz programme. Whether you need a weekend or month away, or your team needs building, or, you have something to celebrate, Namibia Wildlife Resorts is your partner to discover Namibia and make memories to last a lifetime! Log on to nwr.com.na and unlock your Namibian adventure… you have no idea what’s waiting for you

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Ongava was founded on bold ideas – land reclamation and rehabilitation, reintroduction of wildlife, and the creation of a partnership for the future that is vital

Tom Hazel

Text by: Ginger Mauney

for the health of the planet and our souls. With pressing environmental issues threatening our future, Ongava is once again responding to the needs of the planet and our guests with the creation of Andersson’s at Ongava and the Ongava Research Centre (ORC), the next generation in eco-tourism. Taking a lesson from the wild in the power of symbiotic relationships, Andersson’s at Ongava provides an interactive hub for guests to be a part of conservation science, where cutting edge technology meets hands on, field-based research. Guests at Andersson’s at Ongava have the option of being immersed in and can contribute to developing creative, knowledge driven solutions with resident scientists, visiting researchers, conservationists and rhino security personnel, or simply relaxing and enjoying the luxurious guest suites, waterhole, photographic hide, and pool where they will find their own personal place for reflection. Ensuring a light footprint and an exceptional experience, Andersson’s at Ongava will have seven contemporary designed luxury guest units and one family unit, accommodating a maximum of 18 Guests. With colors, textures and materials that connect guests more closely to the safari experience, the guest suites at Andersson’s at Ongava are designed to inspire.


The Andersson’s at Ongava guest suites are designed as a direct extension of the landscape, with a natural stone buttress


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that draws guests in and engenders a deep sense of place. Using natural elements and luxurious touches, the spacious suites reflect the environment, while offering guests a climate-controlled sanctuary in the bush. Each suite has a private viewing deck with a 180 degree panorama. The generously proportioned suites continue the theme of discovery with décor that lends itself to a naturalist’s home. Scientific tomes, journals and a curated collection of published papers, and a digital archive are available to further pique one’s curiosity. Each guest suite comprises of en-suite facilities with separate toilet, double indoor shower and outdoor shower, double vanity basin, mosquito net, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and electronic safe. During winter, cosy hot water bottles and extra blankets are provided.



review and editing of images. Completing the camp are features such

Trumpet-thorn (Catophractes alexandri), much favoured by black rhino, is as a uniquely Namibian curio shop, library, complimentary Wi-Fi, and ANDERSSON’S of diligent andAT named after the collector of the first described specimens James Edward connectivity to the research data developed over years

CAMP DESIGN & Alexander. On behalf of the Royal Geographical Society (which he had FACILITIES

co-founded), Alexander conducted an expedition into Namaqualand and

Central to the design of the new Andersson’s at Ongava is the connection to the wild, and it is most keenly felt at the waterhole and nearby underground photographic hide. Here guests have a water level view of the prolific wild and birdlife on Ongava Game Reserve, in a setting that inspires intimacy without intrusion.

Completing the camp are features such as a uniquely

Namibian curio complimentary Wi-Fi,in and Damaraland, lasting from 8 September 1836 toshop, 21 library, September 1837, connectivity to the research data developed over years of diligent and cutting edge scientific endeavours on Ongava.

the course of which he collected rock specimens, pelts of rare animals,

birdskins, weapons and implements from the Herero and Nama, as well A short walk away with the camp’s bounds is the Ongava as drawing maps of the region and making a first list of Herero words.

A centrally positioned infinity-edge swimming pool and surrounding lounge area allows for relaxing in sheltered nooks with views of the waterhole and beyond.

The social area, where guests gather for meals and to meet fellow wildlife enthusiasts, guides and naturalists, encompasses an undercover and open-air dining area, a spacious lounge and bar, a sunken observation terrace, and open fireplaces to take away the winter chill.

Research Centre where resident scientists are at home in the lab and within the Game Reserve. Guests to interface with the science and research will primarily take place at the ORC Visitor Centre, where at their leisure, guests are encouraged to meander through the self-guided exhibition area. The adjacent 36-seat auditorium is designed for interactive presentations and discussions.

Bold, inspiring, and designed to make a difference, Andersson’s at Ongava embodies eco-tourism for the next generation.


For specialist photographic parties, there is a dedicated photographic nook for review and editing of images.

Central to the design of the new Andersson’s at Ongava is the

cutting edge scientific endeavours on Ongava.

A short walk away with the camp’s bounds is the Ongava Research Centre where resident scientists are at home in the lab and within the Game Reserve. Guests to interface with the science and research will primarily take place at the ORC Visitor Centre, where at their leisure, LEGEND

guests are encouraged to meander through the self-guided exhibition Welcome and Reception

Guest Suites

area. The adjacent 36-seat auditorium is designed for interactive presentations and discussions. Social Area / Bar

Underground Hide

Sunken observation terrace

Visitor Centre

connection to the wild, and it is most keenly felt at the waterhole and nearby underground photographic hide. Here guests have a water level view of the prolific wild and birdlife on Ongava Game Reserve, in a setting that inspires intimacy without intrusion. A centrally positioned infinity-edge swimming pool and surrounding lounge area allows for relaxing in sheltered nooks with views of the waterhole and beyond. The social area, where guests gather for meals and to meet fellow wildlife enthusiasts, guides and naturalists, encompasses an undercover and open-air dining area, a spacious lounge and bar, a sunken observation terrace, and open fireplaces to take away the winter chill. For specialist photographic parties, there is a dedicated photographic nook for

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NAMIBRAND NATURE RESERVE Today one of Southern Africa’s largest private nature reserves, NamibRand Nature Reserve is a role model demonstrating holistic biodiversity and large landscape conservation balanced with financial sustainability. NamibRand, a vast privately-owned reserve covering over 200 000 hectares and bordering the Namib Naukluft Park, is situated south of Sossusvlei in Southwestern-Namibia. Synonymous with some of Africa’s most breath-taking locations, the Reserve originated in 1992 as the dream of the late J.A. (Albi) Brückner – to extend desert frontiers by integrating a large number of former livestock farms. To date, thirteen former livestock farms have been rehabilitated into a single continuous natural habitat. The result is a fauna and flora sanctuary free of fences

as an International Dark Sky Reserve. NamibRand invites true nature lovers to share its vision. As a visitor you help sustain the land by paying a fixed daily park fee, which is channelled directly into the conservation of the area.


Our Portfolio of timeless and elegant safari camps are located in the heart of the NamibRand Nature Reserve in Southern-Namibia. We strive to set an example in conservation-centred, sustainable tourism. Since 1995, we have utilised renewable energy sources to power our camps and to date, still utilise the same bore-hole for our water, which is filtered by the earth for thousands of years. Since eradicating the use of plastic water

allowing the wildlife to once again roam their environment unhindered.

bottles for our still water supply, all water bottles have been incorporated

The NamibRand Nature Reserve is a non-profit private nature reserve,

utilised as bricks in the building of staff and trainee accommodation at the

where all landowners belonging to the Reserve have signed agreements and adopted a constitution that sets aside the land for conservation – now and in the future. The Reserve is financially self-sustaining mainly through

into the Bottle Brick Project, where dune-sand filled plastic bottles are base camp. Guests are invited to explore all of our sustainability projects (organic garden, happy worm farm, water treatment plant and recycling plant) at the Wolwedans village through an informative village walk, which

high quality, low- impact tourism generated park fees.

is free to all guests. A proud member of Classic Namibia, Classic Safari

The main objective of NamibRand Nature Reserve is the conservation of

partnerships that are aligned with our ethos of sustainability and low

this beautiful land on a self-sustainable basis. Each lodge or operation on the Reserve is limited to 20 beds each. This strict code of ethics assures that this wilderness paradise accommodates only a limited number of guests at a time. This luxury of space makes the reserve the pristine destination it is today. Simply put, we commit to a 1 bed to 1000 hectares

Africa, the Recycle Forum of Namibia and The Long Run we engage impact tourism. In June 2018, Wolwedans was awarded the acclaimed Five Flower Eco Award (Namibia), earning 5 flowers for all of the assessed sites: Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, Wolwedans Dune Camp, Private Camp and Boulders Safari

of nature ratio.

Camp in the south of the Reserve. The Collection was also awarded a

Over 6 years ago, NamibRand Nature Reserve expanded its conservation

which is given to a company that performs immeasurably high in all

role to include the preservation of the star-filled night-time skies that shine above its dune-sand and ancient mountains. These efforts in night sky conservation have earned the reserve high honours with the International Dark-Sky Association, which acknowledges the NamibRand


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newly introduced award, the Green Five Flower Achievement Award, environmental categories.


The Wolwedans Foundation has the development of Namibia and the


wellbeing of its people at heart. It was established in June 2010 by NamibRand Safaris (Pty) Ltd with the aim of creating an entity through which the company could carry out its corporate social responsibility commitments. At Wolwedans we prioritize human resource development, social upliftment, the sharing of economic opportunities and the encouragement of others to build a better future. The Wolwedans Foundation promotes these goals through offering accredited vocational training via The Namibian Institute of Culinary Education (21|nice) and The Wolwedans Desert Academy. The Wolwedans Foundation also spearheads a community revitalisation project at its closest community, the village of Maltahöhe, with a long-term laundry and organic garden creation project, scheduled for completion in 2020.

BUILDING BLUEPRINT Wolwedans is more than a collection of camps – it’s ethos lies in setting an example in responsible tourism, the empowerment of its employees and its commitment to the conservation of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. All camps at Wolwedans are designed to minimize environmental impact, exploring innovative building techniques and utilizing sustainable technologies. This is the blueprint for building at Wolwedans. Since its inception almost two decades ago, Wolwedans has been committed to an eco-friendly building style. All camps were constructed using poles, elevated wooden decks and roll-up canvas walls. As no concrete was used during construction, all accommodation establishments can be dismantled easily, enabling the environment to restore itself in just a few months after deconstruction. All developments and operations are integrated with nature and the environmental impact of our infrastructures and activities reduced to lowest possible levels, whilst maintaining the quality of our product. Sensitivity towards wildlife and land is paramount in all we do.


Since its inception 25 years ago, Wolwedans has been guided by an approach where balancing people, planet and profit were equally important. At Wolwedans this is called Business in Balance and its prevalent in all we do. Right from the start the commercial aim of the business has been to ensure the NamibRand Nature Reserve’s financial viability while assuring the conservation of the Pro-Namib landscape for future generations. This approach was captured in Wolwedans’ earliest

and that we work on sustainable, mostly tourism-driven enterprises, whilst fostering community development, conservation support and cultural stewardship. Being Global Ecosphere Retreat® (GER) certified shows that we are not only committed to sustainability, but effectively demonstrate that our resources are sustainably managed as well. Wolwedans adopts the 4C’s (Commerce, Conservation, Community, Culture). They are a sustainability platform, developed by the Zeitz Foundation to mould our efforts into a comprehensive strategy, supported by a global community of likeminded members participating in a global initiative. This strategy provides Wolwedans with a pertinent framework that allows us to effectively manage and monitor our progress towards sustainability goals and aim to inspire a new way.

mission statement: “We are committed to sustainable growth by carefully

For more information on our lodges, camps and activities, please visit our

balancing quality leadership, economic progress, social responsibility and

website www.wolwedans.com

care for our environment” (Dec 1998). Wolwedans is a founding member of the Global Ecosphere Retreats, an initiative spearheaded by the Zeitz Foundation. The Zeitz Foundation aims to transform all that we do into mechanisms that move this world forward in a sustainable manner. It is inspired by a vision of the Ecosphere – our planet and all of its life-sustaining regions – maintained in the healthiest possible state. Global Ecosphere Retreats are committed to promoting an inclusive, holistic paradigm of conservation that enhances livelihoods and fosters intercultural dialogue. The Long Run Initiative is the flagship programme of the Zeitz Foundation. Being certified means that we are leaders in sustainable development

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Transport and logistics continue to play a vital role in Namibia’s socioeconomic development and is one of the key development priorities of the government to reach the overall goal of Vision 2030 – to become a prosperous and industrialised county.

network is tarred, while just over 26,000 km is standard gravel. Earthgraded roads where daily use of less than five vehicles is expected covers 13,300 km. The target for the upgrading of roads to bitumen standards in Namibia’s 5th National Development Plan (NDP5) is 1,850 km.

The overall outcome for transport and logistics in Namibia’s 5th National Development Plan (NDP5) is to “… have a safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable transport infrastructure, a world-class logistics hub connecting SADC to international markets” by 2022.

The private sector plays a vital role in efficient and reliable domestic and cross-border transportation and logistics. Services ranging from cross-border line haul, container and refrigerated transport to warehousing and bus passenger.

The Bank of Namibia (BoN) projected the transport sub-sector to grow by 3.8% in 2018 after recording 1.4% growth in 2017. The subsector grew by 2.5% in the first quarter of 2018, compared to the corresponding quarter in 2017, mainly as a result of strong growth in railway transport and port service. In the second quarter of 2018, however, growth slowed to 1.9% compared to the corresponding quarter in 2017. This was mainly due to declines in railway traffic and passenger transport.



The quality (extensiveness and condition) of Namibia’s roads was ranked 28th out of 140 countries in the world and the best in Africa in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report for 2018 with an impressive score of 5.1 out of seven. Rwanda with a score of 4.7 and Egypt, Seychelles, Morocco and Mauritius with scores of 4.5 were the only other African countries that made it to the top 50 list. In the roads connectivity index, Namibia’s score of 92.8 out of 100 achieved an overall ranking of 10th out of 140 countries and the second best place in Africa after South Africa with a score of 94.2. The mandate of the Roads Authority, which was established in 1999, is to manage the country’s national road network with a view to achieving a safe and efficient road sector. Close to 8,000 km of the 49,000 km


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Namibia has positioned itself as a logistic hub for the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The new N$4.2 billion container terminal at Walvis Bay, which is expected to be commissioned in 2019, will further boost trade in the community. The terminal, which is being built on 40 ha of reclaimed land, will consist of container berths, a passenger liner berth and a small craft berth. It will more than double the port’s existing capacity of 350,000 Twenty Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) per year to 750,000 TUEs which can be expanded in future. The existing 1,800 m of quay walls will be expanded by 600 m. The phased construction of a new port at Walvis Bay, known as the North Port SADC Gateway Development, is underway. It will increase the current 1,900 m of quay walls and jetties to 10,000 m with 30 large berths. The development includes passenger terminals, a petroleum liquid, dry bulk and car import terminals, as well as a variety of other facilities.


The four Walvis Bay corridors is a network of road transport and railway infrastructures linking several Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries to the port of Walvis Bay. The Trans-


OPTIMISATION OF FUEL EFFICIENCY Namibia’s transport sector has faced increased competition due to rising fuel prices and operational costs during the past year. One of the ways local transport operators have dealt with these challenges is to use trucks and buses which are manufactured in the European Union (EU) where vehicles must comply with stringent greenhouse gas emission standards. Manufacturers have invested substantial amounts in research and the development of eco-friendly engines. These engines not only improve fuel efficiency, resulting in lower operating costs but, most importantly, reduce CO² emissions. Manufacturers are also investing significant amounts of money into research and the development of alternative fuels such as biodiesel blends, biofuel, ethanol, hydrogen, methanol and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to reduce the carbon footprint. Research is continuing into alternative energy vehicles to replace traditional petroleum fuels. Petrol-electric hybrid cars which are driven by internal combustion and electric power are already on the market. All-electric cars, which run on batteries and an electric motor, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and other forms of energy such as compressed natural gas are also being developed. Kalahari Corridor extends from Walvis Bay and Windhoek through land-locked Botswana to South Africa, while the Trans-Cunene Corridor connects the Walvis Bay port to southern Angola. The Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Development Corridor (also known as the Trans-Caprivi Corridor) links the port with land-locked Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Trans-Oranje Corridor connects the ports of Walvis Bay and Lüderitz to the Northern Cape Province in South Africa. The Walvis Bay Corridor Group, a public-private partnership, was established in 2000 to promote the utilisation of the Walvis Bay Corridors though the port of Walvis Bay to and from Southern Africa.


Namibia’s national airline, Air Namibia, operates flights from Eros airport to six domestic destinations and seven regional destinations from Hosea Kutako International Airport. The airline introduced flights to Accra via Lagos in West Africa in June 2018, following the suspension of flights on its Accra route in 2014 due to low passenger loads. South African Airways, British Airways and TAAG Angolan Airline are other regional airlines linking the capital to regional destinations. Air Namibia only serves one non-stop international route – between Windhoek and Frankfurt, Germany. Following the adoption of an open skies policy, several international airlines – Aerowings, Qatar Airways, KLM, Ethiopian and Condor – have launched flights to Namibia. The increase in the number of passengers has resulted in congestion and delays at the Hosea Kutako International Airport, necessitated temporary expansions of the terminal which was built in

1985. This included the expansion of the departures and arrivals halls, the security screening area and the baggage handling area at a cost of around N$200 million. The projected doubling of passenger traffic in the ten to 15 years has prompted renewed calls for the construction of a new multi-billion airport terminal, improvements of the runway and other facilities to handle the increased traffic. In addition to the country’s eight largest airports managed by the Namibia Airports Company there is also a large number of airfields scattered throughout the country. Several air charter companies operate flights for tourists and businesses from Eros, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.


TransNamib Holdings Limited, the national railway carrier, operates 2,678 km of railway track which is linked to the South African rail network at Ariamsvlei in the south and extends to Oshikango on the Angolan border. Its railway business is mainly geared towards bulk freight, but the company also offers passenger services. The parastatal’s operations are being hampered by a dilapidated rail network and aged and obsolete locomotives and rolling stock. Targets for the rail sector in Namibia’s 5th National Development Plan (NDP 5) include increasing the percentage of locomotive availability from 52% in 2016 to 85% by 2021/22 and increasing the percentage of railway network complying with the SADC axle load recommendation of 18.5 tonnes from 48% in 2016 to 70% by 2021/22.

NLA - NAMIBIA LOGISTICS ASSOCIATION P O Box 90546 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 41 1100 info@nla.org.na

ROADS AUTHORITY Tel: +264 61 284 7000 Fax: +264 61 284 7158 pr@ra.org.na www.ra.org.na


Johnny Smith (CEO) Tel: +264 61 298 1111 Fax: +264 61 298 2412 Private Bag 13204 Windhoek

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT FUND/MVA FUND Tel: +264 61 289 7000 www.mvafund.com.na

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the lowest CO2 ratings in the respective sectors of expertise. The new EfficientLine truck tractors are clear evidence of their current success story. In southern Africa, MAN has seen a strong incline in market share during 2018, proving the new range of vehicles to be the preferred option within the commercial sectors. In Namibia the same can be seen as Autohaus Truck & Bus continues to add more MAN trucks to local and cross-border routes. Better performance, reliability and the total efficiency of the new MAN models make it really easy to see why this tremendous shift in the market is taking place. Autohaus Truck & Bus, the sole agent for MAN in Namibia, is steadily following in the same direction with more MAN vehicles being delivered on a monthly basis. Autohaus is Green Option - New MAN eTGM Electric Distribution Range

focused on continuously delivering the best after-sales service, ensuring


and zero downtime as far possible. The dealership in Windhoek caters

As one of the oldest truck manufacturers, MAN has proven to be at the forefront when it comes to technology. Throughout the years, the German orientated brand has grown into a market-leading option for many large and small fleets, supplying the latest technology available in the industry. MAN has been taking its ecological responsibilities seriously for a long time and follows a clear roadmap when it comes to electromobility. Since 2009, MAN has been working on new concepts for supply and waste disposal in urban environments, because it is in the cities that the challenge of balancing inner-city goods transport with a healthy, livable environment for inhabitants is increasing in scope. In September 2016, MAN first presented the new MAN eTruck, a TGS semitrailer tractor with electric drive, at the IAA. Five months later, MAN and the Council for Sustainable Logistics signed a development partnership. This agreement gave the starting signal for the introduction of MAN eTrucks in medium and heavy distribution transport, with a permissible gross train weight from 18 to 26 tons. The MAN eTruck complies with all the necessary requirements for the inner-city distribution transport of the future. It features the same payload as the models with standard internal combustion engines and boasts virtually silent and

that each customer receives only the best experience, best performance for sales and service throughout the whole of Namibia, with additional Service Centres in Swakopmund and Ondangwa, furthermore ensuring that clients receive the full MAN experience. All these are linked to the amazing range of products, factory-backed full maintenance plans and buy-back options direct from the factory. In addition, Autohaus offers flexible finance options through key finance partners within Namibia, tailored to each clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specific needs and business structures. This brings a complete package that suits all your requirements for your business, be it one vehicle or a whole fleet of MAN vehicles. Autohaus specialises in all sectors of transport and distribution, offering top-of-the-range rigid vehicles that cater for local distribution, up to the mighty truck tractors catering for long-haul and cross-border distribution. Market-leading construction and civil vehicles are also available at very competitive prices, ensuring that the client has the right equipment to be competitive in all aspects. Lastly, Autohaus offers the entire range of MAN and Volkswagen buses, be it for normal city-based commuting or long-distance luxury buses and coaches. All these are of the highest and latest technology and offer all the add-on features as available for trucks. Call the team at Autohaus today and experience the difference!

emission-free performance. MAN laid the foundations for the eTruck in 2012, with the development of the MAN Metropolis hybrid vehicle. Valuable expertise in terms of electro-mobility was collected in numerous real-world deployments. The IAA 2016 marked the time to shine: for the first time, MAN presented a fully electrically driven semitrailer tractor for use in inner-city night-time distribution, e.g. food markets. In the following months, MAN built further fully electric concept vehicles based on the MAN TGM in the weight class from 18 to 26 tons. Since 2018, the eTruck has been in use in test operations at nine CNL partner companies.


For now, the electronic revolution is unfortunately only for the overseas markets, with Africa still continuing on Euro 3 and 4 diesel technology. However, locally the demand for greater efficiency and reduced emissions has seen MAN step up to the needs of thousands of customers by supplying vehicles offering the best fuel consumption at


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AUTOHAUS MAN TRUCK & BUS Gert du Preez Dealer Principal +264 61 41 4150 atb@metjeziegler.com www.metjeziegler.com


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Logistics Freight Forwarding Warehousing Sourcing Husbandry & Vessel Agency Procurement Crewing

Cnr of 2nd Street East & John Newman Syncrolift Industrial Area P O Box 4407, Walvis Bay, Republic of Namibia Telephone: +264 64 276600 Fax: +264 64 276601 / 602 Email: info@lssnamibia.com

Special Projects www.Lssnamibia.com

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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's 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 Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. The FP du Transport Group ensures dedicated monitoring as well as a more localised knowledge and support base, to better serve an ever-increasing network of customers, while also aiding areas of risk management across routes, borders, the fleet, and of course the drivers. The FP du Transport 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 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 13 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 invests in

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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. The 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 destinations 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. In conclusion: ‘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

Services • • • •

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

Services • • • •

Container Transport Material Handling Chemical Logistics National and SADC Transport

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

Services • • • • •

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

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...one-touch logistics solutions...

Passionate about


Since its establishment in 1924, Manica has been at the forefront of creating innovative and integrated logistics and marine service solutions for companies doing business to and from Africa. With a well-established international network of logistics partners, Manica is able to offer global solutions to local and international customers. The company is made up of a diverse group of subsidiaries and divisions providing a variety of expert logistics and marine services. Our competitive advantage lies in our unique position to ‘bundle‘ these diverse services into a ‘one-stop-shop’ solution for any type of challenge or requirement. Manica is known for it flexibility and agility in harnessing these services, its staff and facilities to provide custom solutions that are cost and time effective. Our people are passionate about everything logistics. 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.


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Our Services Manica Group Namibia provides the full spectrum of logistics services for any type of industry, cargo and to any destination in the world. These services can be bundled to meet the specific needs for any freight, logistics and marine service requirements or challenges. Our core services include:

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Complete Logistics supply chain management. Clearing and Forwarding.

Why choose us? „ Well established Namibian company, more than 90 years of experience, „ Service flexibility and bundled services save customers significant cost and faster turnaround time, „ Key account management – you deal only with one person, „ Highly qualified staff contingent,

Cross border and project freight solutions.

„ Ample warehousing and storage space,

Intermodal transport solutions.

„ Continuous optimisation of the supply chain and material flows, cost structures,

Shipping, Imports and Exports. Stevedoring (cargo discharge, loading and cargo equipment rental).

„ Warehousing. „ Industrial and Marine Lubrication products. „ Airport ground handling services. „ Project management, compliance and consolidation services.

„ Complete Oil & Gas logistics support. „ Ships’ Agency „ Crew transfers, airport shuttle, Visa applications, accommodation and travel arrangements. „ Bunkering. „ Personnel Recruitment and payroll services. „ Launch services to ferry goods and crew to vessels in the bay.

„ Proficient resources, equipment and capacity backup, „ Access to regional and international forwarding networks, „ High standards of service level agreements and performance indicators, „ ISO 9001:2015 certified and a member of various supervisory authorities, „ Progressive quality management and safety systems, „ Access to specialized IT services, consumer goods, food, vehicles and office supplies as part of Bidvest Namibia.


people 269 607




Highly qualified employees. 86% from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.


45% women 40% in management











To and from South America

Swakopmund Walvis Bay



Gobabis Windhoek










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




Ariamsvlei Upington Noordoewer



Keetmanshoop Lüderitz

warehousing, storage space (bonded, underroof, general)

























55% men 60% in management

facilities 105,000m



Contract workers

Permanent staff


To and from Europe and North America

SOUTH AFRICA To and from the Far & Middle East

logistics services

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

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

Lüderitz Bay Shipping & Forwarding (Pty) Ltd

+264 64 201 2911 pr@manica.com.na Web: www.manica.com.na Tel:


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Human Resources and Administration

Strategic Business Unit One

Strategic Business Unit Two


We have two categories of airports: International and Domestic: International Airports are those receiving both international and domestic air traffic. These airports have direct flights to/from airports outside Namibia and to/from other airports in Namibia. In this category, we have Hosea Kutako and Walvis Bay International Airports. At Walvis Bay International Airport, we have direct flights to/from Hosea Kutako International Airport undergoes revamp.

the two South Africa cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg. We


Walvis Bay and Ondangwa. There, we have pretty much a modern

also have direct flights between Windhoek and Walvis Bay as well as

To be world class service provider in airports operations and

and efficient infrastructure to cater for the passenger demands of


today and many years to come.


Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) is our national flagship

Develop, manage and operate safe and secure airports on sound

linking Namibia to the world, with direct flights to Cape Town

business principles with due considerations to the interest of our

(South Africa), Harare (Zimbabwe), Johannesburg (South Africa),


Luanda (Angola), Lusaka (Zambia), Maun (Botswana), and Victoria


Falls (Zimbabwe) as well as Frankfurt and Cologne(Germany), Doha (Qatar) and Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) It

Safety and Security, Integrity, Teamwork, Customer Service excellence

also serves domestic destinations such as Walvis Bay, Lüderitz and

and Innovation



The second category is comprised of domestic airports, which have

The Namibia Airports Company (NAC), a State Owned Enterprise,

air services between Namibian towns in Windhoek’s Eros Airport,

was established in line with the Airports Company Act, Act 25 of

Katima, Ondangwa, Luderitz and Rundu.

1998. It commenced operations in February 1999.

Alliances and Membership

The NAC is a member of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). The NAC is a national corporate member of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (NCCI), and given its central role in the tourism sector, the NAC has representation on the Marketing Committee of the Namibia Tourism Board.


Six Strategic Executives who report to the CEO heads the following departments: •

Projects, IT and Engineering

Business Strategy


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In 2017, NAC saw the advent of Eurowings Airlines, a subsidiary of Lufthansa Airways as well as the ground work for the construction of the a of Fuel Service Station at HKIA to National Petroleum Corporation (NAMCOR) with the expected operations set for July 2018. Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) undergoes revamp In recent years, Namibia’s leading airport, Hose Kutako International Airport has seen an influx of airlines and at present, the airport handles nearly a million passengers per annum, as the popularity of Namibia as a tourist and business destination continues to rise. However, there is growing frustrations and anger from stakeholders due the limited space at the airport, the current state of affairs is making it difficult for the country's largest airport to comply with all Standards and Recommended Practices (SAPRs) of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The current terminal building was


constructed in 1985 to handle 250 000 passengers per year and from limited immigration checkpoints, to long queues and only two baggage carousels, NAC and the Government in December 2018 decided to roll out a HKIA upgrading Project currently estimated to be worth N$ 245 Million. N$95.2 million of this amount will come from NAC own resources while the balance will be provided by the shareholder. The upgrading project, to start in 2019, will include the revamp and modernizing of the check-in and departure halls, security screening point, arrivals hall and the luggage handling areas. Installation of a CCTV


The new terminal building inaugurated in 2015 is a state of the art comprising of a restaurant, bistro, curio shop, foreign exchange service, sufficient and comfortable seating, and car rental facilities and automated parking management system.


Considerable financial investments are needed to upgrade these airports into modern efficient airports that serves Namibia and her neighbours.

and intrusion detection system at HKIA has already commenced. The upgrade will also include the upgrading to introduce latest advance technologies and software systems related to self-check ins and screening for both passengers and luggage. The upgrade work will have minimal effect on the current airport operations, which will continue as usual. The old terminal, known as Terminal One, currently only used for VIP movements, will also form part of the work to be done to have a dedicated international departure and arrival Terminal as well as a Domestic departure and arrival Terminal. This will go a long way to make HKIA as one of the advanced airport in our Region. Congestion at HKIA is not only causing discomfort to the passengers but also creating a number of issues pertaining to the compliance of aviation regulations, especially due to prevalent mixing of screened and unscreened passengers at certain intervals of the day.


Walvis Bay is a key economic driver of the Namibian economy, in order

NAMIBIA AIRPORTS COMPANY 5th Floor, Sanlam Centre, Independence Avenue, Windhoek PO Box 23061, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 295 5000 Fax: +264 61 295 5022 E-mail: pr@airports.com.na

to support fishing companies and in line with the growth at home strategy, Walvis Bay International Airport is developed into a fullyfledged international airport with a special focus on cargo transportation. Walvis Bay International Airport is equipped with the entire necessary infrastructure in order to facilitate air transportation of sea-based products. The airport terminal (at a cost of N$ 100 Million) and the runway are competed. Rehabilitation and upgrade of the runway is complete and upgraded to Category 4F and so is the construction of Polymer Fencing at Walvis Bay (at a cost of N$ 37 Million).


There are also plans to develop hangars and aircraft maintenance warehouses through Public Private Partnershipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s initiatives. In addition to a new rescue & fire station commissioned in 2016, the airport is expecting a total rehabilitation and upgrade of the runway.

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LONG-TERM GROWTH AND COMPETITIVENESS Being acutely aware that investment in seaport infrastructure will boost a country’s economy, Namport has put several strategies in place to stimulate Namibia’s long-term growth and competitiveness. Supporting the Namibian Government’s vision for Namibia to become one of the best traders across borders in speed, efficiency and low-cost BISEY /UIRAB trading, Namport has taken the first step to make CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER the National Single Window project a reality. Tasked by Government to drive the National Single Window project, it will modernise cross-border informationsharing and services, reduce the burden of compliance and facilitate international and regional trade. The New Container Terminal project is progressing well; commissioning is scheduled for mid-2019. The project represents a major milestone in the history of Namport. The new liquid-bulk terminal at the Port of Walvis Bay’s North Port, implemented by the Ministry of Mines and Energy, is also near completion. The new terminal, consisting of two heavy duty tanker berths, will also be commissioned in 2019. The impact of globalisation, unprecedented mobility of capital and sophisticated technology have altered the face of maritime transport irrevocably. Namport continues to adapt to new changes, staying focused and determined to drive Namibia’s quest to be the logistics hub for the SADC region. As Charles Darwin said: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the most adaptable to change.”

Phone: +264 64 208 2111 | Email: info@namport.com.na Web: www.namport.com.na | Facebook.com/namport

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The Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG), a Public Private Partnership (PPP),

established in the year 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.

branch off into various directions.

and Ondangwa to Oshikango in Namibia

The Trans Kalahari Corridor links the port of

and the Santa Clara border post in Angola.

Walvis Bay to Botswana’s capital, Gaborone,

It is perfectly positioned to service the two-

the heartland of South Africa’s industrial

way trade between Angola, Namibia, South

capital, Gauteng and Zimbabwe. It is

Africa, Europe, the Americas and the East

perfectly positioned to service the two-way

with the rail line that has been completed

trade between South Africa, Botswana,

up to the Angolan border.

Zimbabwe, Europe, the Americas and the We continuously identify opportunities,

Far East. This corridor allows for 48 hours’

The Trans-Oranje Corridor is

plan, coordinate, market, advocate for

transit to and from Gauteng.

a tarred road linking the Ports of Walvis

infrastructure development and facilitate

Bay and Lüderitz with the Northern Cape in

trade. Through this unique institutional

The Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Corridor

South Africa. The corridor is complemented

arrangement as a PPP, the WBCG is a

(WBNLDC) provides the shortest route

by a railway line from the Port of Lüderitz

perfect example of how Government

between the Namibian west coast Port

extending southwards to the Northern Cape

and the private sector work together to

of Walvis Bay and the vital transport

via Upington.

integrate business potential and utilise

hubs of Livingstone, Lusaka and Ndola in

transport and trade opportunities. This

Zambia, Lubumbashi (southern DRC), and

collaboration is incredibly important for

Zimbabwe. It further connects via Zambia

economic development within the region

into Malawi and Tanzania. This corridor is

and for the growth of the private sector.

perfectly positioned to service the two-


Ministry of Works and Transport; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development; Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration; Namibian Ports Authority; Roads Authority; Road Fund Authority, TransNamib Holdings; Walvis Bay Port Users Association; Container Liners Operators Forum; Namibia Logistics Association; Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Namibia Transporters Association; the Municipality of Walvis Bay; Road Fund Administration and the Namibian Transport Association.

way trade between the SADC region and Europe, North and South America and


The footprint of the WBCG has extended to four offices beyond the borders of Namibia, which focus on business development. These branch offices are strategically situated in Lusaka Zambia, Johannesburg

emerging markets in the East.

South Africa, Lubumbashi DRC and

The Trans-Cunene Corridor links Walvis

Brazil. In order to expand our services to

Bay’s port to southern Angola via Tsumeb

a representative office in São Paulo, international markets the WBCG is in the process to establish a presence in Europe during 1st quarter 2019.


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.

system of well-maintained tarred roads and

embarked on a transformation process to

The Walvis Bay Corridors are an integrated rail networks providing landlocked Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries access to the global market. The Walvis Bay Corridors consist of four routes which start at the Namibian Ports and


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Against this background, Namibia has establish itself as the ‘Logistics Hub for Southern Africa’. The Namibian Logistics Hub concept entails an intervention process that strives

TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS to put in place sustainable institutional arrangements and mechanisms that would ensure the transformation of the Walvis Bay Corridors into economic corridors for the socio-economic growth and development of

Democratic Republic of Congo 66 million customers

the country. To achieve this objective, the

Tanzania 43.7 million customers

Logistics Hub Project was established under the umbrella of WBCG. Angola 18.5 million customers

The role of the Ministry of Works &


Transport and WBCG (as the PPP entity) will ensure that the future Logistics Hub development process takes place under the


12.9 million customers


22.9 million customers

15.2 million customers



12.5 million customers

auspices of and with the direct involvement

Botswana 1.95 million customers

the National Planning Commission.

Namibia 2.1 million customers


South Africa 49.3 million customers

In an effort to further support the

acceleration of corridor development, the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development in Namibia with the support of the Department of Trade in South Africa, has mandated WBCG to identify ways of attracting investment along the

Africa’s biggest shopping mall.

Welcome to the Southern

African Development Community (SADC), one of the largest emerging markets in the world, with over 330 million consumers and a GDP in excess of US$500 000 billion. Through strategic

Walvis Bay corridors through the Spatial

partnerships, we can give you the logistical solutions to gain access into this lucrative market via the

Development Initiative (SDI) programme.

Port of Walvis Bay, the obvious hub for trade between Southern Africa and the rest of the world.

The SDI programme aims to increase the

Contact us today to discover how easy it is to gain trade access to Africa’s most lucrative and

scale of economic activity and improve the

rapidly expanding market - the SADC shopping mall.

diversity of economic activity along these corridors, thereby enhancing the economic growth of the region. The initial focus in terms of economic activities will be on the mining, tourism, manufacturing, agriculture, fisheries and logistics sectors.

WBCG Head Office T. +264 61 251 669 E. marketing@wbcg.com.na

WBCG South Africa T. +27 11 258 8912 E. bdm@wbcg.co.za

WBCG Zambia T. +260 21 129 4494 E. bdm@wbcgzm.com

The African Corridor Management Alliance

of standards, allowing for the smooth

to coordinate the activities of all African

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

(ACMA) is a continental body, established Corridor Management Institutions specifically to align programmes geared towards successful implementation of the African Free Trade Agreement. The Port of Walvis Bay is strategically

Namibia, Botswana and South Africa.

located on the west coast of Africa serving

The Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Corridor

than 350 million consumers. With Walvis

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.

WBCG Brazil T. +55 11 2655 7301 E. ricardo@wbcg.com.br



WBCG DRC T. +322 386 5109 E. bdm@wbcg.cd

as a strategic link to southern Africa’s more Bay now firmly established as one of the


major gateways into southern Africa, the

Cindy-Lu Hasheela

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.

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50 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE Westair Aviation is a fully

Westair has been awarded BARS

integrated aviation service

Gold status by the Flight Safety

provider based at Eros airport,

Foundation, thus becoming the

Windhoek. Starting out as an

only Namibian based aviation

at Westair we pride ourselves

aircraft maintenance facility

company to hold such safety and

on our steadfast reputation and

50 years ago, in 1967, Westair

quality recognition. Developed

long-standing relationship with

Rescue 24 together with

has grown to become the most

by the Flight Safety Foundation,

our customers. Our experience

Westair has saved countless

experienced aviation company

the Basic Aviation Risk Standard

allows us to deliver transportation

lives by responding to medical

in Namibia. Today the Westair

(BARS) is the single aviation

services of the highest quality and

emergencies. Westair has

fleet consist of more than 30

safety standard for the mining

safety standards.

aircraft on 24 hour standby

aircraft suitable for any mission,

sector and uses a new risk-based

be it transporting freight to

model framed around the actual

Mozambique, VIP charters for the

threats to aviation operations

Namibian government or crew

groups of passengers.


Dedicated to customer service,


southern Africa.


Over the past ten years E-Med

and is ready to respond to any medical emergency anywhere

Westair has a wide range of luxury

in southern Africa. Our aircraft

and linking these directly to

jet and turbo prop aircraft that

are equipped with state-of-

rotations for the mining sector.

associated controls and recovery/

are available 24 hours a day seven

the-art medical equipment to

Westair has an experienced and

mitigation measures.

days a week. Westair provides

handle even the most complex

business and VIP travellers with

medical cases.

highly qualified workforce of aircraft engineers and pilots who

The conferment of Gold status

flexibility and the peace of mind

have in the past offered services

comes as Westair, an approved

that any destination is just a

as far as Libya and Southern

supplier to the resource and

phone call away.


oil and gas industry, works for several of Namibia’s top resource

Westair offers a diverse range of

companies, having met the

tailored aviation services which

standards of the BARS and other


audit requirements.


Africa. Westair has used various aircraft to conduct survey operations in more than ten

are able to land on unpaved

African countries operating as far

runways. With a large fleet of

as Libya and South Sudan.

Cargo flights

Scheduled passenger flights

Westair operates Embraer ERJ

aircraft that are able to carry up

Scheduled freight

145 aircraft capable of seating

to 19 passengers Westair has the


50 passengers. This aircraft is

capability to cater for your needs.

Charters and fly-in-safaris

used to support current mining

Geophysical survey flying

clients to conduct crew changes

Emergency medical

to and from various outstations


across southern Africa. Westair

Flight training


flying geophysical surveys in

and single engine aircraft that

Aircraft leasing

Westair has 18 years’ experience

Westair has a wide range of twin





Westair provides tailored fixedrotary wing support to offshore oil and gas prospecting, as well as current operating companies, by

Westair operates daily cargo

flying tailored schedules to various

is the only privately owned

flights between Windhoek,

outstations for crew changes.

Namibian aviation service

Johannesburg and Maputo.

provider to offer flexible and

Westair also offers tailored

tailored solutions for large

cargo flights to anywhere in

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WHEN LUXURY IS THE DESTINATION Your journey to the far reaches of Namibia should be as comfortably indulgent as your breathtaking destination. A 40-year heritage of luxurious interiors and unrivalled capability. - The King Air 350 is the perfect aircraft for your ultimate flying safari experience.

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Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Sid Ali Abdelbari P O Box 3079, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 1507 Fax: +264 61 23 6376 windhoekambalg@gmail.com

Embassy of the Republic of Angola Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Manuel Alexandre Duarte Rodrigues Private Bag 1220 Ausspannplatz Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 7535 Fax: +264 61 22 1498 embangol.nam@gmail.com

High Commission of the Republic of Botswana

High Commissioner: H.E. Ms. Claurinah Tshenolo Modise P O Box 20359 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 1941/2/7 Fax: +264 61 23 6034 botnam@gov.bw

Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil Ambassador: Vacant P O Box 24166 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 7368/9 Fax: +264 61 23 3389 brasemb.windhoek@itamaraty. gov.br

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Zhang Yiming P O Box 21350 Tel: +264 61 40 2598 Fax: +264 61 40 2655 chinaemb_emb@mfa.gov.cn www.na.china-embassy.org

Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Anastas Kaboba Kasongo Wa-Kimba P O Box 9064 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 25 6287 Fax: +264 61 25 6286 missiondrcwindhoekdeux@gmail. com

Embassy of the Republic of Congo

Ambassador: H.E. Ms. Maryse Chantal ItouaApoloyo P O Box 22790 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 25 7515/25 3328 Fax: +264 61 24 0796 embcongo@iway.na

Embassy of the Republic of Cuba Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Sidenio Acosta Aday P O Box 23866 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 7072 embajada@cubanembassy.net cubanembassy.net www.missiones.minrex.gob.cu/ namibia

Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Amr Abdelwareth P O Box 11853 Klein Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 1501 Fax: +264 61 22 8856 embassy.windhoek@mfa.gov.eg

Delegation of the European Union

Ambassador: H.E. Ms. Jana Hybaskova P O Box 24443 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 20 26000/20 26202 Fax: +264 61 202 6224 delegation-namibia@eeas.europa. eu www.delnam.ec.europa.eu

Embassy of Finland

Ambassador: H.E. Ms. Pirkko-Liisa Kyöstillä P O Box 3649 Tel: +264 61 22 1355 Fax: +264 61 22 1349 sanomat.win@formin.fi www.finland.org.na

Embassy of the French Republic

Ambassador: H.E. Ms. Claire Bodonyi P O Box 20484 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 27 6700 Fax: +264 61 27 6710 cad.windhoek-amba@diplomatie. gouv.fr www.na-ambafrance.org

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Christian Matthias Schlaga P O Box 231 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 27 3100 Fax: +264 61 22 2981 info@windhuk.diplo.de www.windhuk.diplo.de

High Commission of the Republic of Ghana

High Commissioner: H.E. Ms. Elizabeth Salamatu Forgor P O Box 24165 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 1341/2 Fax: +264 61 22 1343 ghmissio@mweb.com.na

High Commission of India High Commissioner: H.E. Mr. Prashant Agrawal P O Box 1209 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 6037 Fax: +264 61 23 7320 hc.windhoek@mea.gov.in

Embassy of Republic of Indonesia Ambassador: H.E. Dr. Eddy Basuki

P O Box 20691 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 285 1000 kbri@iafrica.com.na www.kemlu.go.id/windhoek

Embassy of Republic of Islamic Republic of Iran

Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Seyed Vahid Karimi Tel: +264 61 24 9700 Fax: +264 61 30 4026 iranemb.wdh@mfa.ir

Embassy of Japan

Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Hideaki Harada P O Box 23025 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 42 6700 Fax: +264 61 42 6749 info@wh.mofa.go.jp

High Commission of the Republic of Kenya High Commissioner: H.E. Mr. Benjamin Langat P O Box 2889 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 6836 Fax: +264 61 22 1409 kenyanet@mweb.com.na

Embassy of Libya

Acting Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Otman En Salen P O Box 124 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 4454 Fax: +264 61 23 4464

High Commissioner of Malaysia

High Commissioner: H.E. Mr. Hishamuddin Ibrahim P O Box 9001 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 4709 Fax: +264 61 25 9343 neab@iway.na

High Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Ambassador: H.E. Ms. Lilian Ijeukwa Onoh P O Box 23547 Windhoek


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Embassy of the Russian Federation Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Valeriy Utkin P O Box 3826 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 8671 Fax: +264 61 22 9061 rusembnam@mid.ru

High Commission of the Republic of South Africa

High Commissioner: H.E. Mr. William MP Whitehead P O Box 23100 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 20 57111 Fax: +264 61 22 4140 windhoek.cosular@dirco.gov.za www.dirco.gov.za/windhoek

Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain

Ambassador: H.E. Ms. Antonia Javier Romera Pinter P O Box 21811 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 3066 Fax: +264 61 27 1478 emb.windhoek@maec.es www.maec.es

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Berin Tulun P O Box 90998 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 24 6158 Fax: +264 61 21 3096 embassy.windhoek@mfa.gov.tr www.evisa.gov.tr

British High Commission

High Commissioner: H.E. Ms. Kate Airey P O Box 22202 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 27 4800 Fax: +264 61 22 8895 general.windhoek@fco.gov.uk


Embassy of the United States of America

Ambassador: H.E. Ms. Johnson Lisa Private Bag 12029 Ausspannplatz Tel: +264 61 29 58500 Fax: +264 61 29 58603 embassywindhoek@state.gov www.na.usaembassy.gov

Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela P O Box 13353 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 7905 Fax: +264 61 22 7804 embavenenam@gmail.com

High Commission of the Republic of Zambia H.E. Ms. Stella Libongani P O Box 22882 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 7610/1 Fax: +264 61 22 8162 zahico@iway.na

Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe Ambassador: H.E. Ms. Rovina N. Chikava P O Box 23056 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 8134 Fax: +264 61 22 6859


Ambassador: H.E. Dr Panduleni Kaino Shingene Tel: +213 (0) 21 796627 Fax: +213 (0) 21 796595 algeris@mirco.gov.na


Ambassador: H.E. Ms Grace Ndadaleka Uushona P O Box 953 Tel:+ 244 222 321 241

Fax: +244 222 322 008 luanda@mirco.gov.na



Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Samuel H. /Gôagoseb. Tel: +53 7 204 1430/28 Fax: +53 204 1431 namembassycuba@hotmail.com


Ambassador: H.E. Mr Simon Madjumo Maruta Tel: +431 402 9371/2/3 Fax: +431 402 9370 nam.emb.vienna@eunet.at


Ambassador: H.E. Mr Japhet Isaack Tel: +202 235 89649 Fax: +00202 23598170 namembcai@link.net

Ambassador: H.E. Mr Kaire K. Mbuende Tel: +32 771 1410 Fax: +32 771 9689 nam.emb@brutele.be



High Commissioner H.E. Mr Mbapeua Muvangua P O Box 987 Gaborone Tel: +267 39 02181 Fax: +267 39 02248 namibhc@botsnet.bw


Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Samuel Sheefeni Nuuyoma Tel: +55 61 3248 6274/761 Fax: +55 61 3248 7135 info@embassyofnamibia.org.br


Ambassador: H.E. Dr. Elia George Kaiyamo Tel: +8610 653 22211 Fax: +8610 653 24549 namemb@eastnet.com.cn

CONGO (Brazzaville)

Ambassador: H.E. Mr Vilio Hanooshike Hifindaka P O Box 2895 Windhoek Tel: +264 06 466 668 vhifindaka@gmail.com


Ambassador: H.E. Mr Simeon Uulenga P O Box 8943 Kinshasa Tel: +243 81 5559840 Fax: +243 81 559842


Ambassador: H.E. Mrs Monica Nashandi Tel: +2511 1 6611966 Fax: +2511 1 6612677 nam.emb@telecom.net.et


Ambassador: H.E. Mr Bonny Haufiku Tel: +358 01 8509700 Fax: +264 358 01 08509780 info@namembassy.fi


Ambassador: H.E. Ms Frieda Nangula Ithete Tel: +33 1 44 17 3265 Fax: +33 1 44 17 3273 info@embassyofnamibia.fr www.embassyofnamibia.fr


Ambassador: H.E. Mr Andreas B.D Guibeb Tel: +49 30 254 0950 Fax: +49 30 254 09555 info@namibia-botschaft.de www.namibia-botschaft.de


High Commissioner: H.E. Mr. Charles Bernardt Josob P O Box 3369 Windhoek Tel: +233302799764 accra@mirco.gov.na


High Commissioner: H.E. Mr. Gabriel P. Sinimbo

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Fax: +46 8 612 66 55 info@embassyofnamibia.se www.embassyofnamibia.se



Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Morven M. Luswenyo Tel: +81 3 6426 5460 Fax: +81 3 64265461 embassy@namibiatokyo.or.jp www.namibiatokyo.or.jp


High Commissioner: H.E. Mrs Anne Namakau Mutelo Tel: +60 3 216 46520 Fax: +60 3 21688790 namhckl@streamyx.com


High Commissioner: H.E. Dr Peingeondjabi Titus Shipoh Tel: +234 97809441 abuja@mirco.gov.na www.namibiahc.com.ng

RUSSIAN FEDERATION Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Ndali Ché Kamati Tel: +7 499 230 3275 Fax: +7 499 230 2274 moscow@mirco.gov.na namibian-embassy.ru


High Commissioner: H.E. Ms Trudie Tshiwa Amulungu Tel: +221 33 859 2321 Fax: +221 33 860 1341 dakar@mirco.gov.na


High Commissioner: H.E. Mr Veiccoh K. Nghiwete P O Box 29086 Pretoria Tel: +27 12 4819 100 Fax: +27 12 343 7294 secretary@namibia.org.za


Ambassador: H.E. Ms. Morina Muuondjo P O Box 19151 SE 10432 Stockholm Sweden Tel: +46 8 442 9800


Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Pendapala Andreas Naanda Tel: +41 22 7330220 Fax: +41 73 44907 info@missionofnamibia.ch


High Commissioner: H.E. Ms Theresia Samaria P O Box 80211 Dar Es Salaam Tel: +255 22 2601903 Fax: +255 22 2602003 namhcdar@gmail.com

UNITED KINGDOM High Commissioner: H.E. Ms Linda Scott Tel: +44 207 636 6244 Fax: 44 207 637 5694 info@namibiahc.org.uk www.namibiahc.org.uk


Ambassador: H.E. Mr Neville Gertze Tel: +1 212 685 2003 Fax: +1 212 685 1561 namibia@un.int


Ambassador: H.E. Mr Martin Andjaba Tel: +1 202 986 0540 Fax: +1 202 986 0443 info@namibianembassyusa.org www.namibianembassyusa.org


High Commissioner: H.E. Mr Leonard Nambahu P O Box 30577 Lusaka Tel: +260 211 260 407/8 Fax: +260 211 263 858 info@namibiahczambia.org www.namibiahczambia.org


Ambassador: H.E. Ms. Balbina Daes Pienaar P O Box 7166

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Harare Tel: +263 885 841/882 709 Fax: +263 885 800 secretary@namibianembassy. co.zw www.chamberofmines.org.na

CONSULAR REPRESENTATIVES Honorary Consulate of Angola

Honorary Consul: Mr. Gilberto Pinto Chikoti P O Box 1279 Windhoek Tel: +264 66 25 5782 Fax: +264 66 255 372/755 Email: consuladogeral.rundu@ mirex.gov.ao

Honorary Consulate of Australia

Honorary Consul: Mr. Edward Humphrey P O Box 86491 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 30 0194 Fax: +264 88 40002 austrialian.consulate.namibia@ gmail.com

Honorary Consulate of Austria

Honorary Consul: Mr. Josef Vitus Schubert P O Box 40199 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 2159 Fax: +264 61 23 2353 hgk.windhoek@gmail.com www.bmeia.gv.at/en/embassy/ pretoria

Honorary Consulate of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Honorary Consul: Mr. Bulbul Mollah P O Box 268 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 400 998 molla.bulbul@yahoo.com

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Belgium Honorary Consul: Mr. Hans-Bruno Gerdes P O Box 43

Windhoek Tel: +264 61 383 300 Fax: +264 61 230 011

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Bulgaria Honorary Consul: Mr. Mihail Mihaylov P O Box 24449 Windhoek Tel/Fax: +264 61 24 6333 mmihaylov@gmail.com

Consulate of Canada

Honorary Consul: Mr. François Uys P O Box 128 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 25 1254 Fax: +264 61 25 1686 canada@africaonline.com.na

Honorary Consulate of the Democratic Republic of Congo Honorary Consul: Mr. Haddis Tilahun P O Box 40194 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 27 7820 Fax: +264 61 377 470 haddis@united.com.na

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Cyprus

Honorary Consul: Mr. Savvas I. Savva P O Box 24 Windhoek Tel: +264 64 20 4501 Fax: +264 64 20 7029 sisavva@venus.com.na www.chamberofmines.org.na

Honorary Consulate of Denmark Honorary Consul: Mr. Carsten Norgaard P O Box 24236 Windhoek Tel: +264 85 12 44219 csnorgaard@gmail.com

Honorary Consulate of the French Republic Honorary Consul: Mr. Milutin Djoulizibaritch P O Box 86078 Windhoek


INTERNATIONAL DIALLING CODE: +264 ALL TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS WITHOUT CODES ARE FOR WINDHOEK, CODE 061 Tel: +264 64 22 0374 Fax: +264 61 88 619548 www.hannamibia.com

Tel: +264 61 25 8278 Fax: +264 61 23 0528 klaus@appiah-endresen.com

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Greece

Honorary Consulate of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

P O Box 24 Tel: +264 64 20 4501 Fax: +264 64 20 5576 sisavva@venus.com.na

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Hungary Honorary Consul: Mr. Gyรถrgy Trepper P O Box 20392 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 0450 Fax: +264 61 22 3175 trepper@iway.na

Honorary Consulate General Italy Honorary Consul: Ms. Rosanna Reboldi Bleks P O Box 6179 Windhoek Tel: +264 81 147 1250 Fax: +264 85 20 64065 jhcon.nam@afol.com.na

Honorary Consulate of the Netherlands

Honorary Consul: Mr. Servaas van den Bosch P O Box 564 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 3733 Fax: +264 61 22 3732 honconsulnl@namibianederland. net www.namibianederland.net

Honorary Consulate of New Zealand Honorary Consul: Mr. Bradley D. Basson P O Box 50088 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 38 6600 bdblaw@iway.na

Honorary Consulate of Norway Honorary Consul: Mr. Klaus Endresen Private Bag 13303 P O Box 86099 Windhoek

Honorary Consul: Mr. Akapandi Johannes Endjala P O Box 32128 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 37 5700/12 Fax: +264 61 256 131 akapandi@jandpgroup.biz

Honorary Consulate of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Honorary Consul: Mr Sackey Aipinge P O Box 98456 Windhoek Tel/Fax: +264 61 24 4064 consulslnam@gmail.com. www.consulsrilankanamibia.webs. com

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Spain

Honorary Consul: Mr. Miguel Angel Tordesillas Herranz P O Box 417 Windhoek Tel: +264 63 20 2891 Fax: +264 63 20 2040 tjozo.nasria@iway.na www.nasria.com.na

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Sweden Honorary Consul: Mr. Klaus Endresen Private Bag 13303 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 25 8278 Fax: +264 61 23 0528 klaus@appiah-endresen.com

Honorary Consulate General of Switzerland Consul-General: Mr. Urs Gamma P O Box 9245 Windhoek Tel: 264 61 22 3853 windhoek@honrep.ch

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Thailand

Consul General: Dr. Gabriel T. Uahengo P O Box 4762 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 3737 Fax: +264 61 23 3209 gabes@zenith.com.na

Mr. Charles A Kwenin Private Bag 13301 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 1639 Fax: +264 61 23 4396 iomnamibia@iom.int www.iom.int

Honorary Consulate of Republic of Turkey

NIC - Namibia Investment Centre

Honorary Consul: Mr. Burhan Seber P O Box 349 Tel: +264 61 21 3580 burhan@seber.com

P O Box 13340 Tel: +264 61 283 7331 investinnamibia@mti.gov.na

MAN - Medical Association of Namibia P O Box 3369 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 4455 man.office@iway.na www.man.com.na

REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS ESAMI - Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute

NAMAF - Namibia Association of Medical Aid Funds

Country Coordinator Ms. Klementine Shivute P O Box 1836 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 6965/6 Fax: +264 61 24 9822 esamiwhk@mweb.com.na

P O Box 11974 Tel: +264 61 25 7211 info@namaf.org.na www.namaf.org.na

FAO - Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations P O Box 24185 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 204 6111/22 4094 Fax: +264 61 22 5726 fao-na@fao.org magdalena.cloete@fao.org www.fao.org-namibia

ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross Delegate: Mr. Olivier Dubios P O Box 3970 Harare Zimbabwe Tel: +263 470 2440 Fax: +264 470 2378 harare.har@icrc.org www.icrc.org

NASRIA - National Special Risks Insurance Association P O Box 417 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 9207 tjozo.nasria@iway.na www.nasria.com.na

NIBA - Namibia Insurance Brokers Association P O Box 35138 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 270 4420 christine.delerk@marsh.com www.nibanam.com

NSS - Namibia Scientific Society P O Box 67 Windhoek Fax: +264 61 22 6847 nwg@iafrica.com.na

IMO - International Organisation For Migration Director for Southern Africa: Representative:

PAWO - Pan African Women's Organisation Executive Secretary: Ms. Mildred Jantjies P O Box 215 Windhoek

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INTERNATIONAL DIALLING CODE: +264 ALL TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS WITHOUT CODES ARE FOR WINDHOEK, CODE 061 Tel: +264 61 22 9640 Fax: +264 61 23 1671 mildredjantjies@yahoo.com

PAN - Payments Association of Namibia P O Box 134 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 41 5420 info@pan.org.na annette.rathernam@pan.org.na www.pan.org.na

SADC Tribunal - Southern African Development Community Tribunal Judge President: Hon. JMC Chingi’anyi Mkandawari P O Box 40624 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 38 3600 Fax: +264 61 38 3624 regiatary@sadc-tribunal.org www.sadc.tribunal.org

SEAFO - South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation Executive Secretary: Dr. Elizabeth Voges Swakopmund P O Box 4862 Tel: +264 64 406 885 Fax: +264 64 40 6884 info@seafo.org

SACU - Southern African Customs Union Executive Secretary: Ms. Paulina Mbala Elago Private Bag 13285 Tel: +264 61 29 58000 Fax: +264 61 24 5611 sacusec@sacu.int www.sacu.int

SADC PF - SADC Parliamentary Forum

Acting Secretary General: Ms. Boemo Sekgoma P O Box 13361 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 287 0000 info@sadcpf.org www.sadcpf.org

Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order Of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes


and Malta

Ambassador: H.E. Prof. Marcello Bandettini (Based in Italy) P O Box 9458 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 30 9391 Fax: +264 61 30 9392 bandettinimarcello@gmail.com

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme Acting Coordinator: Ms. Rachel Odede Private Bag 13329 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 204 6111 Fax: 264 61 204 6203 justa.kurza@one.un.org www.undp.org.na

UNESCO - United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation

Representative: Mr. Djaffar Moussa Elkadhum P O Box 24519 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 291 7000 Fax: +264 61 291 7220 windhoek@unesco.org www.unesco.org-windhoek

UNIC - United Nations Information Centre Private Bag 13351 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 3035 Fax: +264 61 204 6206

UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund Representative: Ms. Rachel Odede P O Box 1706 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 204 6235 Fax: +264 61 204 6206 cchisenga@unicef.org www.unicef.org

UNPF - United Nations Population Fund Representative: Ms. Dennia Gayle Private Bag 13329 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 204 6283 Fax: +264 61 204 6204

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unfpa@un.na www.unfpa.org

Fax: +264 61 23 4709 admin.neab@iway.na

WFP - World Food Programme

ANTA - The Association of Namibian Travel Agents

Representative: Mr. Baimankahy Sankoh P O Box 11043 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 204 6359 Fax: +264 61 24 7065 barbra.kapota@wfp.org www.wfp.org.na

WHO - World Health Organisation

Representative: Mr. Charles Sagoe-Moses P O Box 11974 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 25 5121 Fax: +264 61 20 46202

RERA - Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa Executive Secretary: Mr. Elijah C. Sichone Tel: +264 61 22 1720 Fax: +264 61 22 3176 ecsichone@rerasadc.com

TKCS - Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat

Executive Director: Mr. Lesile Mlungsi Mpofu Tel: +264 61 25 0071 Fax: +264 61 25 0074 admin@tkcmc.com


P O Box 90270 Windhoek Tel: +264 67 30 1264 Fax: +264 67 30 3885 info@bed-breakfast-namibia.com www.accommodation-association. com

Association of Estate Agents Namibia

Tel: +264 61 249 885 Mobile: +264 81 122 1828

Tel: +264 61 23 6670


Tel: +264 64 415 720 smit.sugnet@gmail.com www.areva.com

ACEN - Association of Consulting Engineers of Namibia P O Box 25837 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 7672 info@acen.org.na www.acen.org.na

AGRA - Agricultural and Industry related products and services Private Bag 12011 +264 61 290 9111 www.agra.org.na

ALAN - Association for Local Authorities in Namibia P O Box 2721 Tel: +264 61 24 0915 alan@iway.org.na www.alan.org.na

Association of Regional Councils in Namibia (ARC) P O Box 3379 Windhoek Khomas Regional Council Tel: +264 61 22 9537/8 Fax: +264 61 24 6628

BAN - Banker’s Association of Namibia P O Box 195 Windhoek Tel: 264 61 299 2016 Fax: +264 61 22 0979

Bengula Current Commission Private Bag 5031 Tel: +264 64 40 6901 Fax: +264 64 40 6902 hashli@benguelacc.org www.benguelacc.org

B2Gold Corporation Tel: +264 61 295 8700



BIPA - Business and Intellectual Property Authority P O Box 185 Tel: +264 61 299 4400 Fax: +264 61 401 061 info@bipa.na www.bipa.na

Bed & Breakfast Association of Namibia Tel: +264 62 58 1650 info@bedandbreakfastnamibia. com

CRAN - Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia P O Box 13309 Tel: +264 61 22 2666 Fax: +264 61 22 2790 economics@cran.na www.cran.na

CARAN - Car Rental Association of Namibia P O Box 80368 Windhoek www.caran.org

CIF - Construction Industries Federation of Namibia P O Box 1479 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 0028 Fax: +264 61 22 4534 secretariat@cifnamibia.com www.cifnamibia.com

COM - Chamber of Mines of Namibia P O Box 2895 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 7925 Fax: 264 61 22 2638 dmeyer@chamberofmines.org.na www.chamberofmines.org.na

EAN - Economic Association of Namibia P O Box 6148 Tel: +264 81 155 9775 info@ean.org.na www.ean.org.na

ECB - Electricity Control Board Tel: +264 61 374 300 www.ecb.org.na

FENATA - Federation of Namibian Tourism Associations

Jewellers Association of Namibia P O Box 832 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 236 100 Fax: +264 61 235 955

P O Box 714 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 0263 lawsoc@iafrica.com.na www.lawsocietynamibia.org

HAN - Hospitality Association of Namibia

Legal Aid

ICAN - Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia P O Box 21459 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 02181 secretariat@ca-nam.com www.icancpd.net

NALAO - Namibian Association of Local Authority Officers Tel: +264 61 290 2624 www.nalao.org

Law Society of Namibia

P O Box 86495 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 0337 welcome@fenata.org www.fenata.org

P O Box 86078 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 2904 info@HANnamibia.com www.hannamibia.com

Tel: +264 61 280 2000 www.mtc.com.na

NACOBTA - Namibia Community Based Tourism

Justitia Building Private Bag 13370, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 420 200 Fax: +264 61 230 204

Legal Assistance Centre 4 Marien Ngouabi Street P O Box 604, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 223 356 Fax: +264 61 234 953 info@lac.org.na

Media Institute of Southern Africa Regional Secretariat

ICT - Professionals Association of Namibia info@ictpan.org.na www.ictpan.org.na

IPBF - Indigenous Peoples Business Forum

MAN - Medical Association of Namibia

INQS - Institute of Namibia Quantity Surveyors P O Box 9507 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 22 8970 info@inqs.org.na www.inqs.org.na

Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Namibia

Private Bag 13355 Tel: +264 61 205 3021 aquaculturenam@gmail.com

NACC - Namibian Competition Commission P O Box 2104 Tel: +264 61 20 62294 mihe.gaomab@nacc.com.na www.nacc.com.na

NDC - Namibia Development Corporation

P/Bag 13386 Windhoek 19 Schinz Street Ausspanplatz Tel: +264 61 232 975 Fax: +264 61 248 016

P O Box 22402 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 40 0862 info@ipbf.com.na www.ipbf.com

P O Box 86099 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 25 0558 office@nacobta.com.na www.nacobta.com.na

Tel: +264 61 206 2111 www.ndc.org.na

Namibia Development Trust P O Box 8226 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 238 002 Fax: +264 61 233 261

P O Box 3369 Tel: +264 61 22 4455 man.office@iway.na www.man.com.na

Michelle McLean Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trust P O Box 97428 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 24 0807 info@mmct.org.na www.mmct.org.na

NDTC - Namibia Diamond Trading Company Tel: +264 61 204 3222 info@ndtc.com.na www.ndtc.com.na

NAGN - National Art Gallery of Namibia P O Box 994 Windhoek Tel: 264 61 23 1160 pro@nagn.org.na www.nagn.org.na

Namibia Agriculture Union

Motor Industry of Namibia P O Box 2110 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 277700 Fax: +264 61 223 473

P/Bag 13255 Tel: +264 61 237 838 Fax: +264 61 220 193

NCCI - Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry

MTC - Mobile Telecommunications Namibia

Tel: +264 61 22 8809 info@ncci.org.na www.ncci.org.na

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NAMAF - Namibia Employers Federation P O Box 21250 Windhoek Tel: 264 61 290 5000 info@namfisa.com.na www.namfisa.com.na

NQA - Namibia Qualifications Authority Private Bag 13247 Tel: 264 61 384 100 marketing@namqa.org www.namqa.org

NAMFISA - Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority P O Box 21250 Tel: +264 61 290 5000 Fax: +264 61 290 5194 info@namfisa.com.na www.namfisa.com.na

NTB - Namibia Tourism Board

Private Bag 13244 Tel: +264 61 290 6000 Fax: +264 61 254 848 info@namibiatourism.com.na wwww.namibiatourism.com.na

NTF - Namibia Trade Forum Tel: +264 61 23 5327 Fax: +264 88 65 60042 ntfadmin@ntf.org.na

NMA - Namibia Manufacturers Association P O Box 3325 Tel: +264 61 308 053 nma@nmanamibia.com nma@nmanamibia.com

NAB - Namibia Agronomic Board Tel: +264 61 379 500 nabdesk@nab.com.na www.nab.com.na

National Special Risks Insurance Association


P O Box 417 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 229 207 Fax: +264 61 236 195

Walvisbay Tel: +264 64 203 114 Fax: +264 64 203 112 www.namfi.net

NEAB - Namibia Estate Agents Board

Namibia Meteorological Services

P O Box 90091 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 24 9885 neab@iway.na admin@namibia-realestate.com

NCE - Namibian Chamber of Environment Tel: +264 61 240 140 Mobile: +264 81 162 5807 ceo@n-c-e.org www.n-c-e.org

NIA - Namibia Institute of Architects P O Box 1478 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 23 1559 nia@mweb.com.na www.nia.org.na

NIBA - Namibia Insurance Brokers Association P O Box 35138 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 270 4420 christine.deklerk@marsh.com www.nibanamibia.com

Namibia Institute for Democracy P O Box 11956 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 229 117

NLA - Namibia Logistics Association P O Box 90546 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 41 1100 info@nla.org.na www.nla.org.na

Namibia National Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Union P O Box 3117 Tel: +264 61 271 117 Fax: +264 61 271 155

NAMFI - Namibia Maritime & Fisheries Institute P O Box 3228

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Private Bag 13224 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 287 7001 Fax: +264 61 287 7009

Namibia Red Cross Society P O Box 346 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 413 7501 Fax: +264 61 228 949

Namibia Rural Development Project P O Box 24886 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 237 279 Fax: +264 61 234 378

Namibia Women Association (NAWA) P O Box 3370 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 262 021 Fax: +264 61 263 539

Pharmaceutical Society of Namibia P O Box 22669 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 242 405 Fax: +264 61 242 405

Namibian Uranium Association

Tel: +264 64 402 393 www.namibianuranium.org

Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality P O Box 2701 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 259 288 Fax: +264 61 223 473

Namibia Scientific Society P O Box 67 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 225 372 Fax: +264 61 226 846

National Sports Commission

Gen. Murtala Mohammed Avenue

Eros, Windhoek P O Box 86573 Tel: +264 61 246 105 Fax: +264 61 249 784 marketing@nsc.org.na www.namibiasport.org

NIPAM - Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management Private Bag 13218 Tel: +264 61 296 4700 bhoffmann@nipam.na www.nipam.na

NSE - Namibia Stock Exchange Tel: +264 61 227 647 info@nsx.com.na www.nsx.com.na

Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat P O Box 23017 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 25 0071 Fax: +264 61 25 0074

Office of the Attorney General

Sanlam Building 11th Floor Independence Ave. Private Bag 13345 Windhoek, Namibia Tel: +264 61 281 9111 Fax: +264 61 229 788

Office of the Government Attorney 2nd Floor, Sanlam Centre Independence Avenue Private Bag 13189, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 280 5111 Fax: +264 61 235 290

Office of the Ombudsman Namibia Private Bag 13211 Tel: +264 61 20 7311 Fax: +264 61 22 0550 www.ombudsman.org.na

Office of the ProsecutorGeneral

High Court Building Cnr Luderitz & John Meinert Sts, Windhoek, Namibia Private Bag 13191, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 374 200



ODC - Offshore Development Company Tel: +264 61 283 7360 odc@odc.com.na

PSC - Public Service Commission of Namibia

Tel: +264 61 287 9111 givoanna.harases@opm.gov.na www.psc.gov.na

PAAB - The Public Accountants and Auditors Board Tel: +264 61 285 8467 secretariat@paap.com.na

Roads Authority

Tel: +264 61 284 7000 Fax: +264 61 284 7158 pr@ra.org.na www.ra.org.na

Rössing Uranium

P O Box 22391 Tel: +264 61 280 9111 Fax: +264 233 637 rul.communications@riotinto.com www.rossing.com

SACU - Southern African Customs Union

Tel: +264 61 248 315 Fax: +264 61 235 949 chambers@iway.na

TASA - The Tour and Safari Association P O Box 11534 Tel: +264 61 283 423 Fax: +264 61 283 423 info@tasa.na www.tasa.na

TN - Team Namibia

NAMCOL - Namibia College of Opening Learning

The Namibian Sun Tel: +264 61 383 413 namibiansun@namibiansun.com www.sun.com.na

Magazines & Publications

Walvis Bay Export Processing Zone Management Company

Insight Namibia P O Box 40738 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 301 437/8 Fax: +264 61 240 385 editor@insight.com.na

Tel: +264 61 201 9211 www.telecom.na

Tel: +264 64 205 095 wbepzmc@iway.na www.wbepzmc.iway.na

Windhoek Vocational Training Centre P O Box 3771 Tel: +264 61 211 742 Fax: +264 61 212 379


Allgeimeine Zeitung P O Box 3436 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 297 2309 azinfo@az.com.na www.az.com.na

Flamingo Tel: +264 85 227 2380

Namibia Business Journal Publisher: NCCI P O Box 9355 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 228 809 Fax: +264 61 228 009 Namibia Holiday and Travel P O Box 21593 Windhoek Tel: +264 61 225 665 Fax: +264 61 220 410 Namibia Trade Directory P O Box 21595 Tel: +264 61 420 520 Fax: +264 61 220 410

Informanté Tel: +264 61 275 4363 editor@tgi.na www.informante.web.na

Travel News Namibia Tel: +264 61 225 665 Fax: +264 61 220 410 nina@venture.com.na

Namibia Economist Tel: +264 61 22 1925 reception@economist.com.na www.economist.com.na

Who’s Who Engineering Namibia P O Box 90769, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 229 414 Fax: +264 88 618 285

New Era Tel: +264 273300 sales@nepc.com.na

P O Box 15008 Tel: +264 61 305 5111 alberts@namcol.edu.na www.namcol.edu.na

NIMT - Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology Tel: +264 64 511 800 ho@nimtnamibia.com www.nimtnamibia.com


Skorpion Zinc Mine

NAMPLEX CHAMBERS 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4TH Floors, Namlex Chambers 33 Independence Avenue P O Box 1323, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 231 151 Fax: +264 61 230 162 socadv@mweb.com.na www.namibianbar.org GARDEN CHAMBERS 170-172 Promenaden Rd P O Box 1323

The Namibian Tel: +264 61 297 6000 info@namibian.com.na www.namibia.com.na

Tel: +264 61 307 246 admin@teamnamibia.com www.teamnamibia.com


Society of Advocates Namibia


Windhoek Observer Tel: +264 61 411 800 editor@observer.com.na www.observer.com.na

Tel: +264 61 295 8000 info@sacu.int www.sacu.int

Private Bag 2003 Tel: +264 63 271 2100 info@vedantaresources.co.na www.vendata-zincinternational. com


NAMFI - Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute Tel: +264 64 270 900 www.namfi.net

NAC - National Arts Council of Namibia Tel: +264 61 293 3363 nacn@iway.na

NSFAF - Namibia Student

Financial Assistance Fund Tel: +264 61 420 600 studentsrelations@nsaf.na www.nsfaf.fund

National Examinations and Assessment Tel: +264 61 29 34437 www.dnea.gov.na

NIED - National Institute For Educational Development Tel: +264 62 50 9000 media@nied.edu.na www.nied.edu.na

NCHE - National Council for Higher Education P O Box 90890 Tel: +264 61 30 7014 Fax: +264 30 7014/16 info@nche.org.na www.nche.org.na

TUCSIN - The University Centre For Studies in Namibia Tel: +264 61 22 4840 info@tucsin.org www.tucsin.org

College of the Arts Tel: +264 61 374 100

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INTERNATIONAL DIALLING CODE: +264 ALL TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS WITHOUT CODES ARE FOR WINDHOEK, CODE 061 WVTC - Windhoek Vocational Training Centre Tel: +264 61 211 742 info@wvtc.edu.na www.wtc.edu.na


Soweto Office

+264 61 290 2766

Okuryangava Office +264 61 290 3145/6

Khomasdal Office

+264 61 290 2536/7/8

Debt Management Division Credit Control

Project Coordinator: Settlement Development +264 61 290 3153 Project Coordinator: Public Participation +264 61 290 2795

Recreations and Sport

Aroab Village Council Chairperson: Mr. J van Wyk P O Box 51 Aroab Tel: +264 63 28 0513 Fax: +264 63 683 481 aroabvc@iway.na

Berseba Village Council Chairperson:

+264 61 290 2069

Recreational Facilities Brakwater: +264 61 216 766

Animals - Chief Health Services

Goreagab Dam: +264 61 271 917

+264 61 250 084 / +264 61 250 446

Building Control

Olympia Swimming Pool: +264 61 239 467

State Hospital

Enquires Katutura +264 61 290 2772

Western Suburbs Swimming Pool: +264 61 290 2753

Namibian Police

Building Plans - Chief Building Inspector

U.N Plaza: +264 61 290 3169

Ms. Aletha Frederick P O Box 74 Tel: +264 63 28 3006 Fax: +264 63 28 3107 bethanievc@iway.na

Bus services

Sam Nujoma Stadium: +264 61 291 367

Eehana Municipality Mayor:

Windhoek Fire Station +264 61 211 111

Maxuilili Fire Station +264 61 212 265

Diaz Street Fire Station

+264 61 203 3111

+264 61 10 111

City Police

+264 61 290 2239 / +264 61 290 2018 (All hours) Toll Free Number +264 61 302 302

Electricity Failures

+264 61 290 2452/3/4 (All hours) / +264 61 222 658 (After hours)

Water and Sewage +264 61 290 2402

Receiver of Revenue +264 61 209 9111

Civic Affairs

+264 61 292 9111

City of Traffic Management Services

+264 61 290 2722 / +264 61 258 473

Municipal Services Customer service officer

+264 61 290 2690 / +264 61 290 2568

Accounts Enquiries - Town House

+264 61 290 2496

+264 61 290 2386

+264 61 290 2386

+264 61 290 2505 / +264 61 290 2528

Business Development Research Analyst - Research & Information Management +264 61 290 2024

Business Promotion and Liaison Analyst - Investment Promotion, Business Development and Liaison +264 61 290 2577 invest@windhoekcc.org.na

Community Development Division Manager: Community Development +264 61 290 3152

Project Coordinator: Youth Development and Training +264 61 290 3152 Project Coordinator: Social Welfare +264 61 290 3510

+264 61 290 2105 / +264 61 290 2224


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Ms. Anna Katrina Haman Private Bag 2043 Berseba Tel: +264 63 25 7033 Fax: +264 63 25 7045 councilberseba@gmail.com

Bethanie Village Council Chairperson:

Sports - Sports Officer: +264 61 290 3570 /71

Cllr. JN Shikongo Private Bag 88007 Eenhana Tel: +264 65 29 0600 Fax: +264 65 26 3068 ndevashiyaw@eenhanatc.org.na www.eenhanatc.com.na


Gibeon Village Coucil Chairperson:

Maintenance of playgrounds and recreational areas: +264 61 290 3545

Arandis Municipality Mayor: Cllr. Risto Kapenda Private Bag 7002 Arandis Tel: +264 64 51 2400 Fax: +264 64 51 2429 mayor@atc.com.na pa2mayor@atc.com.na

Aranos Village Mayor:

Cllr. Elden Kuhanga P O Box 157 Aranos Tel: +264 63 27 2051 Fax: +264 63 27 2373 aranos@iway.na www.aranostc.org

Ms. Anna Justine Garoes Private Bag 1001 Gibeon Tel: +264 63 25 1014 Fax: +264 63 25 1116 gvc-ceo@iway.na www.gibeon/council.com

Gobabis Municipality Mayor:

Mr. Silas Izaks P O Box 33 Gobabis Tel: +264 62 57 7300 Fax: +264 62 56 3012 ceogomun@iafrica.com.na www.gobmun.com

Gochas Village Council Chairperson: Ms. Leesma Swart


INTERNATIONAL DIALLING CODE: +264 ALL TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS WITHOUT CODES ARE FOR WINDHOEK, CODE 061 P O Box 103 Gochas Tel: +264 63 25 0019 Fax: +264 63 25 0065 gochasvc@iway.na

Tel: +264 63 27 0032 Fax: +264 63 27 0440 karasburgm@iway.na

Grootfontein Municipality Mayor:

Cllr. Titus Nabot P O Box 19 Karibib Tel: +264 64 55 0016 Fax: +264 64 55 0032 pa2ceo@karibibtown.org

Cllr. A Haimen P O Box 23 Grootfontein Tel: +264 67 24 3101 Fax: +264 67 24 2930 korrienroodt@grootfonteinmun. com.na www.grootfontein.com.na

Helao Nafidi Municipality Mayor: Cllr. Eliaser Nghipangelwa Private Bag 503 Helao Nafidi Tel: +264 65 26 0000/1900 Fax: +264 65 26 0032 info@helaonafidi.org

Henties Bay Municipality Mayor:

Cllr. Herman Honep P O Box 61 Henties Bay Tel: +264 64 50 2000 Fax: +264 64 50 2001 mayor@hbaymund.com.na www.hentiesbaymunicipality.com

Kalkrand Village Council Chairperson:

Mr. Jokobus Nuganab P O Box 5 Kalkrand Tel: +264 67 26 4005 Fax: +264 63 26 4005 yvonne.mupetami@gmail.com

Kamanjab Village Council Chairperson: Mr. Niklas Hendrick P O Box 81 Kamanjab Tel: +264 67 33 0051 Fax: +264 67 33 0061 kamanjabvc@iway.com

Karasburg Municipality Mayor: Cllr. Anna-Marie Vries P O Box 33 Karasburg

Karibib Municipality Mayor:

Katima Mulilo Municipality Mayor: Cllr. Georgina Mwiya Private Bag 5009 Katima Mulilo Tel: +264 66 26 1500 Fax: +264 66 25 3220 ljob@kmtc.org.na www.kmtc.org.na

Keetmanshoop Municipality Mayor: Cllr Gaudentia Kröhne Private Bag 2125 Keetmanshoop Tel: +264 63 22 1211 Fax: +264 63 22 3818 www.keetmanshoopmunicipality. org.na

Khorixas Muncipality Mayor:

Cllr. Ms T Moloto Private Bag 2005 Khorixas Fax: +264 67 33 1001 towncouncilktc@gmail.com

Köes Village Council Chairperson: Mr. Johannes Cupido P O Box 68 Köes Tel: +264 63 25 2747 Fax: +264 63 25 2757 koesvc@iway.na

Leonardville Village Council Chairperson: Mr. Rudolf Shomonguula P O Box 56 Leonardville Tel: +264 62 56 9115 Fax: +264 62 56 9166 leonard@iway.na

Lüderitz Municipality Mayor:

Cllr. Hilaria Mupalulie P O Box 19 Lüderitz Tel: +264 63 20 2041/7800 Fax: +264 63 20 2971 martha@ltc.com.na www.luderitztowncouncil.com.na

Maltahöhe Village Council Chairperson Mr. Richard Naftalie Hansen P O Box 98 Maltahöhe Tel: +264 63 29 3048 Fax: +264 8 8655 6784 maltacouncil@iway.na

P O Box 2104 Windhoek Tel: +264 67 31 7084 Fax: +264 67 31 7202 okakaratc@gmail.com

Omaruru Municipality Mayor: Cllr. H Gebhardt P O Box 14 Tel: +264 64 57 0028 Fax: +264 64 57 0105 muniomar@iway.na

Otjiwarango Municipality Tel: +264 67 30 2231 enquiries@otjimun.org.na

Rundu Municipality

Mariental Municipality Mayor:

Tel: +264 66 266 400 www.runducity.iway.na

Cllr. WJ Mensah P O Box 110 Mariental Tel: +264 63 24 5600 Fax: +264 63 24 2039 marmun@iafrica.com.na

Swakopmund Municipality Tel: +264 410 4111 swkmun@swkmun.com.na www.swkmun.com.na

Nkurenkuru Municipality Mayor: Cllr. ES Kandjimi P O Box 6004 Nkurenkuru Tel: +264 66 25 8089 Fax: +264 66 25 8089 nkutown@iway.na

Usakos Municipality Tel: +264 64 53 0023 klassu@iway.na

Okahandja Municipality Mayor:

Cllr. Johannes-Kongo Hingou P O Box 15 Okahandja Tel: +264 62 50 5100 Fax: +264 62 20 1746 okahandja@iway.na www.okahandja.org.na

Okahao Town Council Mayor: Cllr. ID Uuzambala P O Box 699 Okahao Tel: +264 65 25 2204 Fax: +264 65 25 2201 info@okahaotc.com.na www.okahao.com.na

Okakarara Municipality Mayor: Cllr. Olga Tjiurute

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INDEX 99FM 40, 45


AGOA - Africa Growth and Opportunity 12 ACP-EU - The African, Caribbean and Pacific European Union 17 AMTA - Agro Marketing & Trade Agency 47 AGRA - Agricultural and Industry related products and Services 47 ALI - African Leadership Institute 88 Allan Gray Namibia 96-97 Ashburton Investments 98 Air Namibia 181, 121 Authohaus Man Truck & Bus 182

Hollard Namibia 63 Hangala Prescient 106 HAN - Hospitality Association of Namibia 170, 201


IMF - International Monetary Fund 13, 14-15 ILO - International Labour Organisation 38,66 Institute for Public Policy Research 95 ICAN - Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia 95


Journeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Namibia 172-173


BIPA - Business and Intellectual Property Authority 19, 55, 201 Bidvest 74-75 BSE - Business School of Excellence 89 Bank of Namibia 94, 100-101, 152 Bankerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association of Namibia 95 , 200 Bank Windhoek 102 - 103


COMESA - The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa 17 COW - City of Windhoek 36, 204, 209 CRAN - Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia 40, 134-135, Cubix Information Technologies 132 COM - Chamber of Mines of Namibia 153


Development Bank of Namibia 11 De Beers 79,152, 154 Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka 56-57 Deloitte 83,99 Development Bank of Namibia 11, 104-105, 146, 209-210 Debmarine Namibia 154-155 Dundee Precious Metals 156


Editors Forum of Namibia 41 Economic Association of Namibia 95, 201 Ernst & Young 107 EOS Capital 108-109, 211 Etosha Fishing 126-127 Erongo Red 162-163, 158-159


Feedmaster 48 Francois Erasmus and Partners 58-59 Frans Indongo Group 76-77 FirstRand Namibia111 First National Bank110 FP du Toit 184-185


Green Building Council Namibia 32,33 Geocarta Namibia 60-61



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Kaap Agri Namibia 48-49 Kalahari Holdings 78 Konigstein Capital 114


Lewcor 62 Letshego Bank 115 Logistics Support Services 183


Ministry of Poverty Eradication & Social Welfare 24 Ministry of Environment & Tourism 24, 82, 170, 171, 174 Ministry of Mines & Energy 25, 60, 160, 152, 164 Ministry Health & Social Services 25, 85, 208 Ministry of Works & Transport 25, 192 Ministry of Higher Education, Training & Innovation 25, 87, 95 Ministry of Information & Communications Technology 25, 40, 130, 134 Ministry of Education, Arts & Culture 26, 35, 95 Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Forestry 10, 26 Ministry of Gender Equality & Child Welfare 26 Ministry of Land Reform 26, 60 Ministry of Sport, Youth & National Service 27 Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources 27 Ministry of Defence 27,95 Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations & Employment Creation 27 Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade & SME Development 16,18,19,23 Ministry of Economic Planning 23 Ministry of International Relations 23 MultiChoice Namibia 40, 136 Meat Board of Namibia 50 - 51 Meatco 52 Manica Group 75, 186-187 Momentum Investments 80,81 Ministry of Finance 23,94 Ministry of Safety & Security 23 Ministry of Justice 24 Ministry of Urban & Rural Development 24 Ministry of Public Enterprises 24 MTC - Mobile Telecommunications 130 MTN 130



Namibia Investment Centre 11, 16, 17 Namibia Chamber of Mines 153 Namibia Standards Institution19-20 Namibia Estates Agents Board 20 Namibia Competition Commission 19 Namibia Trade Forum 20 NamiGreen 35 NEF - Namibia Employers Federation 38, 39, 66 NBC - Namibia Broadcasting Corporation 40, 41, 131 NAMPA - Namibia Press Agency 41 NFC - Namibia Film Commission 41 Namib Poultry 53 National Planning Commission 23, 60, 86, 193 NAMFISA - The Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority 64-65, 211 NTA - Namibia Training Authority 66, 87, 88, 90-91 Nampost 68, 131, 135 Nina Maritz Architects 69 NSE - Namibia Stock Exchange 74 Namibia Bureau de Change 75 NAMDIA 79 NSAF - Namibia Students Assistance Fund 87 NCHE - National Council for Higher Education 87, 88 NIPA - Namibia Institute of Professional Accountants 95 NFCPT - Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust 128-129 Namib Mills 144 Namcor - 160-161 Namdeb 162-163 Nampower 164-165 NSI - Namibia Standards Institution 127 NEO Paints - 148 -149 Namibia Charcoal Association 157 Nam-mic 116 Namibia Plastics 146-147 NBL - Namibia Breweries Limited 150 Namibia Polymer Recycling 150 Namibia Diamond Trading 156 NWR - 174-175 NLA - Namibia Logistics Association 181 NAC - Namibia Airports Company 188-189 Namport 12, 190-191


Office of the President 22 Office of the Prime Minister 22 One Africa Television 40-41, 45, 212 Ohorongo Cement 70-71, 85, 121, 146, 150 Ohlthaver & List 146, 121, 211 Oshakati Premier Electric 166-167 Ongava 176-177 Old Mutual 118-119 Offshore Development Company 16, 203

Pupkewitz Group 82 - 83 Pupkewitz Megabuild 82, 209 Pupkewitz Foundation 84 - 85 Prudential 117 PWC Namibia 120 PowerCom 137 Plastic Packaging 150-151 PayToday 67


Recycle Namibia Forum 34 Rent-A-Drum 70-71,150 Rennies Travel Namibia 74 RMB Namibia 111, 121 RFN - Recycle Namibia Forum 141 Roads Authority 60, 180, 181, 192, 203


SACU - Southern African Customs Union 9-10, 12, 16-18, 68, 140, 200, 203 Southern African Development Community (SADC) 3, 8-10, 12, 18, 64, 66, 72, 85, 138, 140, 146, 170, 174, 180, 181, 192, 200 SEAFO 124, 200 Standard Bank 211, 122-123 Solve Namibia 73


The Namibia Agricultural Union 46-47 Technical Vocational Education Training 39, 87 Telecom Namibia 121, 131, 138-139, 203 TransNamib Holdings 181, 192


UN - United Nations 1, 35, 198 UNICEF - United Nations International Children's Fund 85, 200 UNESCO - 86, 200 UNAM - University of Namibia 87, 92-93


Venture Media 43


WHO - World Health Organisation 35, 200 Walvis Bay Salt Holdings 145 Walvis Bay Corridor Group 9, 11, 181, 192-193 Wolwedans 178-179 WTO - World Trade Organisation 12, 17, 19 Woman in Mining Association 153


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Congratulations! Naspers announced its intention to list its Video Entertainment business separately on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and simultaneously to unbundle the shares in this business to its shareholders. The new company will be named Multichoice Group and will include MultiChoice South Africa, MultiChoice Africa, Showmax Africa, and Irdeto.


F.L.T.R – Namibia Plastics CEO, Johan Struwig; NBL Managing Director, Wessie van der Westhuizen; Albert Basson (Non-Executive Director, Namibia Plastics), and Jacky Silver - Innovations Manager, NBL having a look at the newly printed Windhoek Lager 6-pack packaging done by the new Comexi F2 flexible packaging printer acquired by Namibia Plastics (a first of its kind in the country), which will contribute to Namibia Plastics’ goal to curb the import of plastic, and manufacture locally.


Congratulations! Nedbank Namibia hosted a groundbreaking on the site where the bank’s new headquarters will stand at Freedom Plaza in the heart of the Windhoek Central Business District.



In October 2018, a group of leaders from the Ministry of Health

Congratulations! The government received a financial contribution in the form

and Social Services (MOHSS) completed their training at the

of N$60.7 million dividends for the financial year, ended 30 June 2018 from its

African Leadership Institute (ALI), thanks to the support of the

parastatal, NamPower.

FirstRand Ltd Namibia Foundation Trust.


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Congratulations! The City of Windhoek is celebrating the 50th anniversary of direct potable water reuse. Windhoek is regarded as one of the world leaders in Direct Potable Reclamation and remains one of the oly places in the world where this is practiced on a significant scale.


Pupkewitz MegaBuild launched their new branch in the beautiful town of Outjo. The new branch brings the number of Pupkewitz Megabuildâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total branches to 17.


Bank Windhoek opened a visiting on-site clinic. The clinic is a first of its kind and offers employees, including those of its Mother Company, Capricorn Group, primary health care services and wellness support services, delivered by licensed service providers.


Elso launched their new product range during (month) in 2018. We attended the launch in support of our clients EOS capital who purchashed Elso over a year earlier.


Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) has announced that the Bank has opened its SME Centre in Windhoek and that the financing function has been extended to its regional offices in Walvis Bay and Ongwediva. 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




Engineering & Maritime Studies as well as the Centre for Mining & Metallurgical Research &

recognised for their efforts & commitment towards

Training in the Erongo Region at the University of Namibia.

gender equality.

Debmarine Namibia sponsored N$250,000 towards the establishment of the School of Marine

Congratulations to NAMDEB who has been


The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) has granted an additional loan of N$150 million to Erongo RED. The money is used to finance the second phase electricity distribution requirements for the Swakopmund mass housing development, and to further develop the waterfront.


Bank Windhoek and Namibia University of Science and Technology - NUST to offer training in entrepreneurship through the Centre for Enterprise Development, which will host local entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SME) for a start-up and SME seminar based on Business Models.


NamPower has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement

Congratulations! Bank Windhoek and Capricorn Asset Management have

with Diaz Wind Power, for the off-take of electricity from a 44

partnered to launch Capricorn Private Wealth.

MW wind power generation plant.


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Have you heard of #PayPulse? Connect all your cards to the PayPulse app and experience the joys of transacting in a heartbeat, bringing you seamless transactions to anybody in Namibia, whether you have a bank account or not! Brought to you by NTD client Standard Bank Namibia.


Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List Group - once again received international recognition for world-class quality. Its premium beer brand, Windhoek Draught has been awarded a bronze medal at the annual 2018 European Beer Star Award ceremony that took place recently in Nuremberg, Germany.


Letshego Namibia launches LETSGO an all in 1 easy access financial solution.


Congratulations! Eos Capital, the



Congratulations on the milestone! Namibia Trade The Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Directory would like to wish Hollard Namibia and Authority (NAMFISA) and Namibia University their staff a Happy 15th Birthday!

of Science and Technology - NUSThave signed an MOU in which NAMFISA committed to supporting NUST students with work-integrated learning opportunities.

leading Namibian private equity firm, recently announced that they have acquired the majority of the ordinary share capital of Heat Exchange Products (HEP) and Namibia Aqua Mechanica (NAM).


Namibia is the first country in Africa to receive approval to start exporting beef products to USA and Meatco will become the first African company to facilitate the process. 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



Nedbank Namibia launched its Private Wealth offering November 2018. The offering will provide clients with personalised financial advice to always maintain financial stability, accumulate and grow their assets and wealth during challenging and often turbulent global economic times.


Congratulations! One Africa Television celebrates 15 years and appoints new Chief Executive Officer Stefan Hugo.


The First Rand Namibia Foundation Trust donated N$189 600 to Hope Village.



wealth distribution on the new Namibia Trade Directory website.


Read all about Nam-mic Payment Solutions 25 years of growth, success and


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Celebrated their 50th birthday during 2018! FP du Toit Transport


Problem solvers for Namibian businesses We are more than auditors 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: • • • • • • • • • • •

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 nangula.uaandja@pwc.com

Ansie Rossouw Partner in Charge - Walvis Bay Tel: +264 64 217 700 ansie.rossouw@pwc.com

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The Namibia Trade Network is a Multi-Platform media network of Namibian businesses, business professionals and trade-related information to...

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The Namibia Trade Network is a Multi-Platform media network of Namibian businesses, business professionals and trade-related information to...