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The Goethe Stage project open for applications

The Goethe Stage project open for applications

The Goethe-Institut Namibia in partnership with Namibia Film Commission and Pegasus Entertainment Productions, is inviting new and emerging writers and directors to submit their short film ideas for the Goethe Stage Project. The Goethe-Institut Namibia is known for promoting cultural engagement by fostering dialogue through the arts and the Goethe Stage. Goethe-Institut spokesperson, Lendl Izaaks, in a media statement on Thursday said the programme has since 2017 funded over 20 projects that manifested various exhibitions, plays, and workshops. “We invite submissions of short film scripts (10–20 pages) from new as well as emerging writer/ directors with no more than two short films to their credit,” he said. Izaak was quoted in the statement as saying a jury of industry experts will select the three scripts to go into production, overseen by theatre and film producer/director, Senga Brockerhoff. “We are interested in stories that explore bold reflections on the times we...
Junias donates uniforms to Legends FC

Junias donates uniforms to Legends FC

Namibia senior men’s football team forward, Theophilus Junias, on Tuesday donated a pair of uniforms to Okahandja-based Legends Football Club (FC). Junias, who started his football career on the team between 2003 and 2008, has since gone on to represent his country and also plays football professionally in Ethiopia. Speaking during the handover ceremony, Junias said that it was important for him to give back to a team that shaped him to become the footballer he is today. “I just wanted to motivate players from the Five Rand location and particularly those who play in this team because I heard that they are playing in a social league. I want them to be inspirational to young players that are abusing alcohol and drugs, to let them know that there is life in football and it can change your life,” Junias said. The striker said proper development is key to a...
DStv Business Moves To New, Simplified Packages

DStv Business Moves To New, Simplified Packages

The MultiChoice Namibia team is humbled today to have the opportunity to showcase our new DStv Business offering. As Africa’s most loved storyteller, we continue to offer comprehensive and compelling video entertainment services that are meant to resonate with you, our business subscribers. It’s been 17 months since Covid-19 arrived at our doorstep which has really forced us to adapt to the new normal. At DStv Business we understand that every business has unique needs and we have made it our prerogative to ensure that your entertainment needs are taken care of. More so, we’ve tailored our packages to suit the needs of hotels, lodges, B&Bs, pubs, clubs, restaurants and offices. At MultiChoice we’re steadfast in improving our business solutions to remain a leader in the industry where: Our customers’ needs are evolving, and they want to experience services in the way they choose to; We acclimate to ensure we...
Eros Girls School shines brightly after renovations

Eros Girls School shines brightly after renovations

“We are delighted with our freshly painted classrooms. This  has not only lifted the spirit of our teachers but also of our special girls,” says Lee-Anne Gaoses, Principal of the Eros Girls School in Windhoek. “13 classrooms have been renovated and it is a pleasure to teach in these beautiful new surroundings.” Gaoses, who has been principal of this school for the past 7 years, expressed her delight and thanked Retirement Fund Solutions and Neo paints for their fantastic gesture. “The Eros Girls School is a special school for learners (14 years and older) with learning difficulties, who have often not performed well in an academic (General Education) school. Our mandate is to provide learners with Skills training and Vocational Training to enable them to occupy their rightful place in the corporate world. Our courses include office assistant, hairdressing assistant, food preparation and educare assistance.” Reactions by the teachers and...
Nedbank work vibes are all the hype—here’s why

Nedbank work vibes are all the hype—here’s why

In the “New Normal” workplace culture has become the latest buzzword for both employees and employers. Working in ever-changing realities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore has raised the importance of guarding mindfulness and mental health, as well as maintaining conducive environments for teams to perform despite the socio-economic climate. Whether working remotely or alternating times at the office, more and more Namibians are taking a careful look at how their organization’s leadership, values, interactions, and attitudes contribute to the emotional and social environment of the workplace. Nedbank Namibia’s Taleni Nengola finds that what she enjoys most about her job is team collaboration. “My team shares a similar vision for the department and the Bank at large,” Besides team spirit, they place a high value on maintaining a good work-life balance, “which I believe is an important aspect of a healthy work environment,” she adds....
Nasdaq welcomes Bank Windhoek to the Sustainable Bond Network

Nasdaq welcomes Bank Windhoek to the Sustainable Bond Network

On Monday, 7 June 2021, the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (Nasdaq) Sustainable Bond Network in New York welcomed Bank Windhoek as its newest member. Nasdaq shared the announcement on its official website, social media platforms, and the main billboard in Times Square, New York City. Sustainability Bonds raise additional funding sources and avail favourable loans to fund financially feasible projects that bring clear environmental and social-economic benefits. Bank Windhoek becomes the first Namibian commercial bank to join the Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network after the successful issuance and listing of its first Sustainability Bond in the Southern African region. "As a responsible Namibian financial services institution, our membership to the Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network is a step in the right direction. It supports global efforts in recognising that we can all make a contribution toward a sustainable future,” said Bank Windhoek's Managing Director, Baronice Hans. The Nasdaq Sustainable...
Bank Windhoek launches Namibia’s first Sustainability Bond

Bank Windhoek launches Namibia’s first Sustainability Bond

Continuing to make an impact with Namibia’s first Sustainability Bond N$227 million raised through private placement Opportunity to support socially and environmentally responsible projects Bank Windhoek, Namibia’s leading financial services provider in providing green and alternative financing solutions, successfully issued and listed the country’s first Sustainability Bond on 2 June 2021. As with the Green Bond in 2019, the Sustainability Bond is also a first for commercial financial services institutions in southern Africa. Following the success of Bank Windhoek's internationally recognised and award-winning Green Bond in 2019, the Bank obtained alternative sources of funding to the value of N$227 million through the Sustainability Bond on a private placement basis. Sustainability Bonds, commonly referred to as “use of proceeds bonds”, are unique, fixed-income instruments and investment vehicles for commercial and institutional investors. The proceeds are exclusively applied to finance or re-finance a combination of both green and social projects, in part...
Pay for water and electricity with an eWallet

Pay for water and electricity with an eWallet

“We are excited about another innovative offering that now allows our customers to pay their water and electricity account with an eWallet”, says Herman Kruger, FNB Head of Merchant Services and Fleet. “FNB Namibia customers can now pay their bills at municipalities and town councils all around the county using an eWallet. All customers have to do is dial *140*392# to access their eWallet, then select ‘Withdraw Cash’. They will then receive a One-Time-PIN (OTP) and then give their cellphone number and OTP to the cashier – and the bill is paid” advice Kruger. Additionally, FNB customers can also make use of the many other ways to pay these bills, namely via cellphone banking, online banking, the FNB App, and the FNB ATMs. “We truly live in exciting times and are pleased to introduce yet another innovation that enables our customers to bank safely, conveniently, and affordably,” concludes Kruger.
O&L supports the PGKA Warriors inline hockey club

O&L supports the PGKA Warriors inline hockey club

The Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group and the inline hockey club, Pama Golden Knights Academy (PGKA) Warriors, officially kicked off their partnership with a Neon Roller Disco on 28 May 2021 followed by the O&L Braai and Hockey Clash the following day. Both events took place at DTS Sports Club and were smaller-scale, fun ways to introduce more young people to hockey, with the latter event being opened with the handover of hockey kits sponsored by the Group. Fellow O&L subsidiaries, Pick n Pay Namibia, Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL), and Hartlief also contributed refreshments, food items, and prizes towards the day’s fun events. The PGKA Warriors are dedicated to growing the sport of hockey, prioritising inclusivity in the sport, and using it as a tool for social change. Earlier this month, the club successfully completed their Learn to Skate Programme, taking the sport to children in Ongwediva, Tsumeb, and Ondangwa,...
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Group with their partner Windhoek Charity Launches the Period drive at Groot Aub Junior Secondary School 31st March 2021

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Group with their partner Windhoek Charity Launches the Period drive at Groot Aub Junior Secondary School 31st March 2021

CCBA Namibia is very proud and humbled to be here launching the period drive together with our partner, Windhoek Charity. This initiative aims to impact about 2100 young women from all over the country for the year 2021. Our aim is to donate sanitary pads enough for 3 Months per recipient, we believe this will bring much-needed relief to you as learners and to your guardians and parents during these trying financial times. Women are an integral part of our society and they are the key to our world’s shared success and Prosperity. Water, Waste, and Women and Youth empowerment form the foundation of our sustainability framework at CCBA With this donation, we would thus like to strengthen and reinforce our position that we have women not only at the center of the CSR program but at the heart of our business as well and that is something we at...
The Nedbank Kapana Cook-Off Competition Coastal Round, a Success

The Nedbank Kapana Cook-Off Competition Coastal Round, a Success

The 2021 Nedbank Kapana Cook-Off Competition which launched on 7 May, had its first preliminary round at Swakopmund on Saturday, 29 May. Under the beautiful, sunny Namibian weather at the coastal town of Swakopmund, 51 contestants gathered to partake and compete in the Nedbank Namibia Kapana Cook-off competition. The participants, who were mostly first-timers to take part in this competition, were all residents of the coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvisbay. The event started off with the organizers making sure that the venue and all logistics were in order for the cook-off competition. The first round started with a five minutes salsa preparation competition by each contestant. This was a fun part, although most of the participants stated the cutting of the onions as the most challenging part. The judges had a difficult task to choose the top 10 from the 51 participants, as all salsas were remarkably exceptional. Of...
Green’ industrial processes with Rand-Air steam boilers rental solutions’ environmental benefits

Green’ industrial processes with Rand-Air steam boilers rental solutions’ environmental benefits

Local industry is increasing its efforts to achieve more effective carbon footprint reduction by using ‘greener’ equipment - or via the implementation of ‘green’ production processes. Rand-Air, an established leader in the field of air, nitrogen, power, flow (pumps), steam boiler, and lighting solutions - and part of the global Atlas Copco Specialty Rental division - believes that advanced, energy-efficient ‘green’, carbon impact-reducing technology is vital. Accordingly, the company’s environmentally-friendly steam boiler offering - earmarked as a pivotal new rental solution offering from the company earlier this year - can play a key role in reducing customers’ carbon emissions from manufacturing or production processes. “Some steam boilers in use currently can consume up to 17 tons of coal each day, resulting in significant fossil fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Conversely, the steam boilers, which are manufactured by Atlas Copco, include burners with a dual-fuel capability – natural gas-firing and...
World no tobacco day

World no tobacco day

Joint Release (WHO/CAN): “Tobacco causes 8 million deaths every year. Evidence released this year shows that smokers were more likely to develop severe disease with COVID-19 compared to non-smokers.” – World Health Organisation. The Cancer Association of Namibia (WO30) joins the annual global movement of “World No Tobacco Day” to encourage smokers to quit, and especially youngsters to refrain from taking up this unhealthy habit. Smoking may increase your risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking also increases the risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to millions of tobacco users saying they want to quit. Quitting can be challenging, especially with the added social and economic stress that has come as a result of the pandemic, but there are a lot...
Namdeb Namibia sponsors N.dollars 30 000 to Metumo Training Academy

Namdeb Namibia sponsors N.dollars 30 000 to Metumo Training Academy

Oranjemund-based Metumo Training Academy-(MTA) Boxing on Saturday received boxing training equipment worth N.dollars 30 000 from Namdeb in Windhoek. The equipment includes gloves, punching bags, headgear, shoes, and skipping ropes amongst others. Speaking at the handover ceremony, the Manager and Owner of the academy Metumo Himene said the academy will use the equipment accordingly to improve the boxers' training. “I cannot find words to express how grateful I am to Namdeb. Happiness and joy are just too much. It will boost MTA in terms of training and fight preparations. It will also help us fight COVID-19 as boxers will now avoid sharing gloves,” Himene said. He added that most boxing clubs are suffering financially while most academy owners end up using their own financial resources to make sure that boxers are getting the right equipment and training methods. He said at times boxers suffer injuries during sparring sessions as they...