In a bid to protect customers’ transactions, FNB Namibia has increased security technology. Security in the online banking space has two points where enhanced security is needed
Namibian students have completely embraced the new NSFAF Online Registration system that was launched on December 15th, 2016. As part of the IT Masterplan, NSFAF implemented new streamlined business processes and integrated numerous internal and external systems to optimize its entire operation.
Namibia’s largest commercial bank FNB Namibia is awaiting regulatory approval to acquire investment firm PointBreak and Ebank as it seeks to solidify its portfolio in the country.
FNB Namibia has successfully concluded a deal to acquire 100% of Pointbreak and Ebank according to Simonis Storm Securities.
FABlab is working on development of a low-cost practical tangible robotics kit for students to use. Currently the students use simulations because of the restrictive high-cost of kits and, further, to develop a prototype self-driving robot (similar to a Google/Uber self-driving car) developed and manufactured in FABlab.
Three Namibian right holders have acquired a 15 percent stake worth $5.4 million in the fishing company Seawork Fish Processors that is based at Walvis Bay. Seawork prior to the agreement was fully owned by North Quay Properties.
Southern Business School Namibia recently donated school supplies to four kindergartens in Maltahohe, specifically the Daweb Constituency in the Hardap Region of Namibia.
[Namibia] Devil's Claw improving livelihoods for San communities in Nyae Nyae and N#a Jaqna conservancies
Against the backdrop of the severe drought which has had a harsh impact on many rural communities’ livelihood options, rural communities all over Namibia face the challenge of generating much needed cash income in an ever changing world where cash is needed for virtually everything.
THE launch of the Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) early this month has brought renewed hope that aviation standards will improve for the better.
Namibia’s telecommunication operator Paratus Telecom has rolled out fibre to the home connectivity becoming the first country in the region.
Namibia tops African countries featured in Global Entrepreneurship Index; Rwanda, Botswana, South Africa fall closely behind
The inaugural Ashish J Thakkar Global Entrepreneurship Index measures entrepreneurial environments around the world and assesses each of its 85 countries against a set of criteria that spans policy, infrastructure, education, entrepreneurial environment and finance.
Namibia food producer Namib Mills has diversified into new products and set eyes on expansion to the rest of South African countries as demand for its products soars.
Paratus Telecoms has become the first privately owned Pan-African operator to turn on Fibre to the Home (FTTH) in Namibia. Connected residents in Finkenstein estate, East of Windhoek, will now enjoy this world-class connectivity.
Capricorn Group and Sanlam Namibia Holdings have successfully concluded a transaction where Capricorn Group has sold 100 per cent of its shareholding in Welwitschia Insurance Brokers to Sanlam Namibia Holdings Group Limited.
[Namibia] South African Customs Union launches portal to ease regional trade and economic data access
South African Customs Union has launched a statistical database portal that will make it easier to access economic and trade data on the region. The union which is headquartered in Windhoek Namibia comprises of five countries including Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland.
[Interivew] FABLab Namibia’s Kirstin Wiedow: Co-Founder and Director of the first fabrication laboratory in Namibia
Kirstin Wiedow is the Co-Founder and Director of the first fabrication laboratory (FABlab) in Namibia, a Centre of Excellence at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).
FNB Namibia has appointed Anneke Steenkamp as new finance manager and Gift Garoeb as the new foreign exchange specialist.
Namibia and Belarus have entered into an agreement to share information of financial, technological, training, educational and scientific capabilities.
FNB Namibia has launched a customer care system as it part of its new strategy of enlisting customers’ feedback to its operations.
Trustco Bank has signed an $8 million partnership wiith European Investment Bank to support small and medium enterprises.
Copper smelting company Dundee Precious Metals has opened a multi billion dollar sulphuric acid plant as the company looks to diversify its operations.
Last week the 4th Annual Institutional Technology Day of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) took place on the 26th of October 2016.
Hanri Jacobs has been appointed as the new chief financial officer of the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN). She was selected after a recruitment process conducted by the Bank’s Board of Directors and succeeds Renier van Rooyen who left the bank to join the Corporate Advisory Reform Unit of the Ministry of Public Enterprises.
[Column] Logan Fransman: We know it's coming, but are we prepared? The logistical challenge of Christmas in Namibia
Can you smell it, can you feel it, can you taste it…it’s almost here? Christmas! Some might say, well, it’s not even December yet and there are other holidays to consider before then. This is true and all holidays matter, but not when you look at it from a logistical point of view.
[Namibia] Stimulus Investment Ltd restructures Namibia Media Holdings to include entities in property and publishing
Namibia based equity investment company STIMULUS Investment Limited that holds 100 per cent shareholding of Namibia Media Holdings has announced a restructuring of the media company to include three entities that will cover publishing, property and printing.
Joe Vision Productions (JVP) yesterday launched the Namibia Film Shop in Windhoek, at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre. As one of the premier film production companies in Namibia, films, documentaries and short stories are their passion.
The South African Innovation Summit 2016 took place in Ekurhuleni, South Africa from the 21st – 24th September 2016. Namibia was represented at the summit which brings together innovations and innovators from across the globe by FABlab Namibia.
The Namibian-German Centre for Logistics (NGCL) will host its 8th Annual Logistics and Transport Workshop in Swakopmund together with its industry-partners.
The Government of the Republic of Namibia and The De Beers Group of Companies today signed a new 10-year sales agreement for the sorting, valuing and sales of Namdeb Holdings' diamonds.
Vantage Capital provides N$80 million (R80 million) of debenture funding to United Africa Group, a leading Namibian hospitality and property-owning group
IFC has announced a 5-year loan of 180 million Namibian dollars (approx. $12 million) to Purros Investments (Proprietary) Limited, a special purpose vehicle created to support employee share ownership in SBN Holdings Limited, the holding company of Standard Bank Namibia.
Afreximbank pledges expanded engagement with Namibian entrepreneurs for increased intra-African trade
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will work to expand the involvement of local entrepreneurs in key sectors of the Namibian economy in order to increase the country’s intra-African trade linkages, especially within the southern-African region, Afreximbank said in Windhoek today.
On Wednesday March 16th, 8.30 a.m. sees the launch of the CILT Namibia Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport branch, at the Country Club Hotel, Windhoek.
In response to industry interest, Dehn Africa recently ran a two-day seminar to provide attendees with a fully comprehensive approach to lightning protection. The first seminar was run at the end of 2015 in Johannesburg, with further events scheduled for Namibia, Cape Town and Durban in early 2016.
Botswana has said that the founding members of the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Arica (GDSA) group of governments have to work on more African countries to sign up to the initiative
De Beers Namibia Holdings today announced that it has entered into a partnership with the University of Namibia (UNAM) - southern campus (Keetmanshoop), to provide financial assistance for higher education to underprivileged children from the communities.
The British High Commission in Windhoek signed a Chevening partnership with Petroleum Training and Education Fund (Petrofund)
The British High Commission in Windhoek signed a Chevening partnership with the Petroleum Training and Education Fund (Petrofund), offering two jointly funded scholarships for Namibian scholars to study petroleum related Masters Degrees in the UK in the next academic year 2016/17.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will depart China on Jan. 30 to pay official visits to Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique and Namibia, before attending a Syria donors conference in London on Feb.4.
The Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) on Wednesday said it has identified five projects that it will implement during the course of this year as part its effort to realize its vision of equitable and sustainable development in the region.
Namibian President Hage Geingob will on Thursday depart for Addis Ababa to attend the 26th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government to be held in the Ethiopian capital at the weekend,
The Namibian German Centre for Logistics (NGCL) has appointed a new Director for the organisation. Logan Fransman has worked for the NGCL for the last six years in various management positions and his background and experience make him a natural for this challenging job.
TriLinc Global Impact Fund has announced that it has recently approved $6.42 million in trade finance transactions to companies in Namibia and South Africa.
Three fishing companies, through the Arechanab Community Trust, constructed a N$3.5 million multi-functional dining hall for Ismael Kamati Tjimuhiva Combined School in Omusati Region.
The Embassy of the Republic of Namibia is inviting all interested business people and companies to join HE Ambassador Martin Andjaba on a multi-sectoral Trade Mission to Namibia from October 26 to 30, 2015.
Agriculture minister Afonso Pedro Canga last Saturday in Missombo locality, Menongue Municipality, in the south-eastern Cuando Cubango Province, said that the Expo/Menongue2015, held on 13-15 August, demonstrated the organisational capacity
Air Namibia has appointed a new managing director Advocate, Mandi Samson to see to the helm of affairs.
SABMiller Namibia’s brewery in Okahandja was officially opened today by the Hon. Immanuel Ngatjizeko, Namibian Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, on behalf of Dr Nickey Iyambo, Vice President of the Republic of Namibia.
The Government of the Republic of Namibia and De Beers have today announced agreement, in principle, on the terms of a new 10-year sales agreement for the sorting, valuing and sales of all of Namdeb Holdings’ diamonds (production from Namdeb and Debmarine Namibia).
Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) has announced that it will be partnering with real estate developers in an initiative that will see the launch of new smart and internet ready addresses in different parts of the country.
The Bank of Namibia (BoN) is considering the introduction of loan-to-value (LTV) limits as a macro-prudential tool to address the housing crisis in the country.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Thursday, July 9, 2015 a line of credit amounting to ZAR 4.5 billion (about US $450 million) to Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) to finance projects in key priority sectors in the country including infrastructure, manufacturing, logistics and tourism.
South African Communications Minister Faith Muthambi travels to Namibia on Wednesday to meet with her counterpart, Information, Communications and Technology Minister Tjekero Tweya, to discuss mitigation strategies regarding the potential cross-border frequency spectrum interference
One of the most comprehensive scientific studies performed on collision avoidance systems in cars reveals that Volvo Cars' standard City Safety technology reduces insurance claims for rear-end frontal collisions by 28%.
China, whose market of 1.3 billion people could become the largest beef market in the world, is keen and could “very soon” start importing free-range beef from Namibia despite the Asian economic giant initially expressing concerns of sporadic outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in beef-producing regions in Namibia.
The Namibia Organic Association (NAO) has launched a new mark to recognise Namibia’s organic farmers who are producing food according the organic production standards, but are not yet compliant with the processing standards.
FNB Namibia launched a new interactive tourism app called the FNB Namibia Pocket Guide at this year’s Tourism Expo which started yesterday at the Windhoek Show Grounds. The expo runs until Saturday.
Vivo Energy partners with Innscor International Franchising LTD to bring quick service restaurants to Shell customers in Namibia and Botswana
Vivo Energy has today announced an extension to its existing partnership with Innscor to add quick service restaurants at a number of its service stations in Namibia and Botswana.
The Angolan and Namibian authorities are studying the possibility of signing a reciprocal investment protection agreement, announced, Thursday, the President of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos.
BANK Windhoek announced yesterday that it had successfully auctioned a bond in South Africa worth N$479 million. The total amount of bids received was N$1 billion.
Angolan mobile operator Unitel is planning to expand its activities in the countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), announced its chairman, Isabel dos Santos.
Vivo Energy Namibia, the company that markets and distributes Shell products, announced the official opening of the Shell B-One service station in Rehoboth on 4th March 2015.
President Hifikepunye Pohamba has been named as the winner of the 2014 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. During President Pohamba’s tenure, according to the Foundation, Namibia has shown improvement in 10 out of 14 sub-categories of the IIAG, thus merits the award. Founder of the MIF Prize, addressing the press, says he believes that such an prestigious prize, makes a difference in governance as well as African leadership excellence.
B2Gold Corp. is pleased to announce a significantly higher grade updated gold mineral resource estimate for the Wolfshag zone located directly adjacent to the east and northeast of the Company's new open pit Otjikoto Mine in Namibia. All dollar figures are in United States dollars unless otherwise indicated.
Air Namibia is pleased to announce that it has won for the first time double ACSA OR Tambo and Cape Town Feather Awards for “Best Regional Airline” in service excellence.
Standard Bank Namibia announced the official transfer of an initial 10% shareholding allocation to their employees and a community trust, in line with regulatory requirements to increase local participation in the financial sector.
Standard Bank has been named leading Investment Bank in Africa by EMEA Finance for the seventh consecutive year. The 2014 African Banking Awards reaffirm ...