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Author: Edgar Brandt

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    Shiwa the Baker vows to share her craft

    Shiwa the Baker vows to share her craft

    2018-09-12  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK - Shiwomeho Kalla, also known as Shiwa the Baker, is on a mission to build a global legacy and a brand that will transcend her own lifetime. Although the young entrepreneur only started her craft a mere two years ago, she is making quite a name for herself in the local baking industry. But, while Shiwa’s wide range of confectionaries are drawing mouth-watering reviews from her clients, it
    Peugeot to assemble cars by end of 2018

    Peugeot to assemble cars by end of 2018

    2018-09-14  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK - Work has already commenced on the much-anticipated N$190 million Peugeot assembly plant in Walvis Bay and a spokesperson from the French car manufacturer has confirmed the plant should be ready by the end of 2018 when vehicles will be expected to roll off the assembly lines.
    NamPower used South African company to assist with ‘refreshed’ logo

    NamPower used South African company to assist with ‘refreshed’ logo

    2018-09-14  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK – The national power utility, the Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower) has responded to escalating criticism on its refreshed logo that was revealed in two advertorials early this week saying the exercise was part of the production of a new Corporate Identity (CI) Manual. New Era can reveal that NamPower paid N$235 000 for the CI Manual, which included the development and printing of ‘a n
    Quarterly trade numbers fall but fish and meat exports show promise – Schade

    Quarterly trade numbers fall but fish and meat exports show promise – Schade

    2018-09-17  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK – The latest trade statistics for the second quarter of this year, which were released by the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) on September 13, show that the country’s quarterly trade deficit dropped to its lowest level for the past couple of years, second only to the first quarter of 2016 when a deficit of N$448 million was recorded.
    NSA’s land statistics prepare stakeholders for upcoming Land Conference

    NSA’s land statistics prepare stakeholders for upcoming Land Conference

    2018-09-18  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK  – The absence of a centralised database for Namibia’s land statistics is making it extremely difficult for government to make informed decisions on the contentious land issue. This is according to the Chairman of the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA), Dr John Steytler, who noted during the NSA’s Land Symposium last week that the agency’s recent Land Statistics booklet will provide facts an
    Dolce & Kapana: A tale of resilience

    Dolce & Kapana: A tale of resilience

    2018-09-19  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK – An innovative idea by two business-minded individuals to commercialise kapana, a local delicacy of grilled meat often sold at an open market by small time business people, has sparked quite a stir on social media.
    Youngsters at BI Dynamics develop ICT Summit app for free

    Youngsters at BI Dynamics develop ICT Summit app for free

    2018-09-19  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK – With the focus of this year’s national Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Summit being youth empowerment and giving young people an opportunity to showcase their talents, a group of like-minded youngsters developed the official application (app) for this year’s event. 
    TIPEEG had positive effects on economic growth, jobs and incomes, says Calle

    TIPEEG had positive effects on economic growth, jobs and incomes, says Calle

    2018-09-20  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK – Finance Minister, Calle Schlettwein, has dismissed critics of the Targeted Intervention Programme for Employment and Economic Growth (TIPEEG) which was implemented between 2011/12 to 2013/14. Responding to statements made by McHenry Venaani, leader of Popular Democratic Movement (PDM), Schlettwein said the N$14.7 billion TIPEEG actually had positive effects on economic growth, jobs and
    Aging infrastructure remains TransNamib’s Achilles heel

    Aging infrastructure remains TransNamib’s Achilles heel

    2018-09-21  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK – Chairman of the TransNamib board of directors Paul Smit yesterday said it is general knowledge that aging infrastructure is TransNamib’s biggest challenge. 
    Entrepreneurship education key to employment creation

    Entrepreneurship education key to employment creation

    2018-09-24  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK - Entrepreneurship education is a key contributor to employment creation as it creates jobs for the youth when there are few available vacancies. This was one of the key messages on Thursday morning when Dr Becky Ndjoze-Ojo, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, addressed the opening of the 19th Annual Symposium by the Bank of Namibia.
    Fuel increase of 50c/l will push transport inflation into double digit territory

    Fuel increase of 50c/l will push transport inflation into double digit territory

    2018-10-02  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK – A local economic analyst, Klaus Schade, seems to have hit the nail squarely on the head with his prediction that fuel prices will continue to increase for the rest of the year. The Ministry of Mines and Energy yesterday confirmed that fuel pump prices for October, 2018, will increase with 50 cents per litre on all petroleum products at one minute past midnight on Wednesday, October 3, t
    Billions in revenue from taxing cannabis is an argument for legalisation - analyst

    Billions in revenue from taxing cannabis is an argument for legalisation - analyst

    2018-10-03  Edgar Brandt
    WINDHOEK – The subdued domestic, regional and global economies are constantly searching for light at the end of what seems to be a never-ending  tunnel and the recent decision in South Africa to decriminalise cannabis for private