Windhoek Observer

Whose elephants are they anyway?

We have been following the various developments emerging from the recently concluded Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) held in Geneva, Switzerland.  We applaud the statements of Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta calling for a review of Namibia’s continued membership in that international convention.

High-Level Panel forecasts 12-month recovery

The High-Level Panel on the Namibian economy forecasts that the domestic economy could recover in the next 12 months.
The 22-member panel which draws its expertise from different fields including business, however, warned external shocks in the global economy could become a threat to the forecasted recovery.

Capricorn Group repositions Cavmont Bank

The Capricorn Group says it has repositioned its loss-making Zambian unit, Cavmont Bank to focus primarily on servicing the neighboring country’s SMEs sector as part of its turnaround efforts.

Entrepreneurial development opportunity for Namibian Youth

In Namibia, 44 per cent of young people are unemployed and there is mounting pressure on Government institutions and departments to provide employment opportunities for them.

Engen plans to optimize service offerings

Engen Namibia says it’s looking to optimize its customer offering at its existing service stations to increase value rather than expand the number of sites it operates in the country.

Economy eats into SSC contributions

The Social Security Commission (SSC) says the weakened state of the economy has had a negative impact on its revenues, which heavily rely on companies paying their employee monthly contributions.
 This comes amid reports of increased job losses in the Namibian economy, with the Ministry of Labour reporting 236 jobs having been lost from April to the end of June and statistics released by the Employme

Heroes’ Day is an oasis

While misery abounds in tough times, Namibians are earning their reputation as complainers. If you ask anyone, they can list for you everything they feel is going wrong, but a national holiday of commemoration, such as Heroes’ Day on August 26th, is the time to focus on what is going right and learn something about our shared history.

Paratus partners Nampower’s online grid

NamPower owned telecommunications service provider, The GridOnline has revealed that it has signed an agreement with emerging telecoms company, Paratus Telecommunications to make use of its fibre optic infrastructure.

Increased Namibian borrowing worries BoN

The Bank of Namibia (BoN) says itis worried by the continued rise in the amount of personal loans by Namibians to supplement their incomes and lifestyles, with currently levels according to its estimates standing at 84-85 percent of income. 

Government gives too much for low returns

Recent cases of foreign billionaires, overseas companies and erstwhile investors buying land, privilege and protection in Namibia are a concerning trend. 
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