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Author: Edgar Brandt

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Posts by Edgar Brandt:

    Creativity has become a vital part of the economy

    Creativity has become a vital part of the economy

    2018-08-23  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK - While the industrial economy in the past required mostly land, labour and capital, the new emerging economy uses creative industries to produce meanings from the world of ideas. In the past, creativity and industry were not generally linked but nowadays the notion that arts and creativity serve as major economic drivers is fast gaining impetus. 
    African Investment Forum to drive investment in strategic sectors

    African Investment Forum to drive investment in strategic sectors

    2018-08-24  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK – The African Development Bank (AfDB) is considering increasing its direct funding of bankable projects of the continent’s private sector, given the sector’s propensity to drive economic growth, generate decent jobs and create increased opportunities for more inclusive and green growth. This was revealed by African Development Bank Executive Director, Mihe Gaomab II, who noted that privat
    No extension for fishing rights deadline

    No extension for fishing rights deadline

    2018-08-30  Edgar Brandt
    Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister Bernard Esau yesterday stressed that the deadlines for the application of fishing rights will not be extended. 
    Elso Holdings invests locally as it eyes regional market share

    Elso Holdings invests locally as it eyes regional market share

    2018-08-31  Edgar Brandt
    Elso Holdings, a 100 percent Namibian-owned manufacturer of biodegradable toxic-free cleaning products, paper and cleaning equipment, says it is investing millions of dollars over the next three to five years in the expansion of its production facilities in Namibia as it aims to serve the Namibian market and eyes both regional and other international destinations. 
    Nearly N$6 million to fund Ohangwena aquifer

    Nearly N$6 million to fund Ohangwena aquifer

    2018-09-03  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK - NamWater on Friday confirmed that it will commence with the construction of a de-fluoridation plant at the massive Ohangwena aquifer in northern Namibia.
    Namfisa deals with budget shortfall, utilises meagre resources prudently

    Namfisa deals with budget shortfall, utilises meagre resources prudently

    2018-09-03  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK –The latest annual report from the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (Namfisa), which was released last Thursday, indicates that the authority’s total income for the 2017/18 financial year was N$149.4 million, which was 35 percent, or N$80.4 million, lower than the budgeted amount of N$229.8 million. 
    FOCAC seals funding for Hosea Kutako … As Xi commits US$60 billion to Africa development

    FOCAC seals funding for Hosea Kutako … As Xi commits US$60 billion to Africa development

    2018-09-04  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK – The Namibian delegation attending the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit in Beijing is expected to put final touches of the deal allowing China to fund the upgrades of the Hosea Kutako International Airport outside Windhoek. 
    Cabinet to decide on entrance to Single African Air Transport Market

    Cabinet to decide on entrance to Single African Air Transport Market

    2018-09-04  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK – Both internal and external consultations regarding Namibia’s anticipated signature to the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), which was launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the end of January this year, have now been completed.
    Namibian fuel up by 40c/l as prices approach global average

    Namibian fuel up by 40c/l as prices approach global average

    2018-09-05  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK – At one minute past midnight last night motorists started forking out 40 cents a litre more on all petroleum products, bringing the price of petrol at Walvis Bay to NS12.95 per litre, diesel 500ppm to NS13.28 per litre and diesel 50ppm to NS 13.33 per litre. While the new fuel prices are astronomical for Namibians, these figures are still below but are fast approaching the current averag
    Sectional Title  Act implemented to target defaulters - CoW

    Sectional Title  Act implemented to target defaulters - CoW

    2018-09-05  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK - The City of Windhoek (CoW) recently announced the implementation of the Sectional Title Act of 2009 that requires owners of sectional titles to submit title deeds and related documents to the city by no later than September 30, 2018. A recent advertisement by the CoW in local newspapers warned that “failure to provide the required information by the due date will result in levying the v
    SA’s technical recession means more domestic fiscal woes

    SA’s technical recession means more domestic fiscal woes

    2018-09-07  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK – Local economic analysts have cautioned that South Africa’s technical recession could have serious implications for Namibia’s sovereign credit ratings recovery efforts, will in all likelihood exert increased pressure on already declining disposable incomes and is expected to result in decreased Southern African Customs Union (SACU) revenue which will mean more domestic fiscal constraints
    Bring Your Own Device (Damage) BYOD 

    Bring Your Own Device (Damage) BYOD 

    2018-09-12  Edgar Brandt
    Tablets, smartphones, iPods, MP3-players, USB flash drives, you name the device and people in Namibia have them. Employees or ‘end-users’, if you will, will bring their own devices to work and not hesitate to connect to company’s wi-fi or directly plug the device into the organisation’s network. This is known as BYOD or “Bring Your Own Device,” a phrase that refers to the practice of allowing empl