• July 7th, 2020

POSTS BY Edgar Brandt

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Jury still out on saving Air Namibia

The implementation of Air Namibia’s new business plan would require a financial commitment of over N$7 billion during the current financial year, thus making it both unaffordable and unsustainable


Banking sector responds to interest rate concerns

The Bank of Namibia (BoN) has lowered the repo rate, a record of three times in the last four months since March 2020, in a bid to provide a much-needed relief from the adverse economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.


Vendors demand conducive working environment

While informal sector trading is a legitimate option for many Namibians to defy poverty, operating in this largely unregulated economy became exponentially more difficult when Covid-19 lockdown measures were imposed in March.


Covid-hit tourism sector hopes for revival

The largest public tourism operator, the Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR), as well as the Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) have welcomed the tourism revival initiative set to take place between 15 July and 15 August 2020.


Air Namibia, NAC revert to stage 1

As the number of coronavirus cases in the country spiked at the weekend, both Air Namibia and the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) confirmed an immediate lockdown of their respective head offices and a return to stage 1 Covid-19 lockdown measures due to possible exposure to the virus. 

Retrenched Hilton workers received full severance pay - GM

Despite more than 100 retrenched Hilton Hotel workers claiming they were frustrated by the refusal of the hotel to pay their final pay and severance packages, general manager Martin Voskamp yesterday said all workers have received what is due to them.


BIPA admits flaws, commits to reform

Chief executive officer of the Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA), Vivienne Katjiongua, conceded that the authority’s online system is not as efficient as it was hoped to be.


PDM questions budget priorities

Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarian Nico Smit has charged poverty eradication has long been a slogan used by government to rally voters during elections.