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NTB starts the New Year with a change to their personnel

Maureen Posthuma in January took up the position as Global Head of Marketing at the NTB headquarters in Windhoek. (Photo: NTB)

Namibia is becoming increasingly popular as a travel destination, especially for tourists from the European countries, particularly the German-speaking areas. The Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) in Frankfurt played a decisive role in this development. In January there has been a change in leadership. The former head of the NTB office in...[more]

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Passing the baton - Gondwana welcomes new Managing Director

Gondwana's MD in the past 21 years, Manni Goldbeck, passing the baton to the new MD, Gys Joubert.

“I am a passionate Namibian. I have a special love for my country, its environment and people.” Gondwana Collection Namibia’s new MD, Gys Joubert, uses these words to describe himself. Mr Joubert wants to direct this passion into the company in his role as MD, a position he filled on Monday 16 January.“In my eyes, Gondwana is a phenomenal brand in...[more]

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Finally there is rain! Facebook photo competition strikes interest

Winner photo by Sascha Tiemann.

At long last, early January was met with thick rain clouds that began to spread in some parts of Namibia and brought heavy precipitation with them. Gondwana spontaneously ran a Facebook competition for rain photos, which took place from 2 – 10 January 2017.The enthusiasm that met the lifesaving water was the competition. The competition reached up...[more]

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Petition against illegal fishing stirring big waves

Illegal fishing in Namibia is taking its final toll. Commercialization and exportation has placed immense pressure on the eco- and river systems, the local communities and tourism. This is stated through a video that was released on Friday morning (13/01) as part of an enlightenment campaign. Gondwana Collection Namibia is in full support of this...[more]

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Namibian Politics to the Point – December 2016

During his recent visit in Germany DTA president McHenry Venaani met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. (Photo: unknown)

This year has been eventful on Namibia’s political front with “unprecedented headwinds” as President described 2016 in his New Year message on 31 December. President Geingob held a year-end press conference on 13 December, surrounded by Cabinet ministers and in the presence of the diplomatic corps. The event lasted 3 hours, with a...[more]

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Namibian Economics to the Point – December 2016

Germany’s leader of the SPD Party in the Berlin parliament (Bundestag), Thomas Oppermann visited the Aviation Centre in Windhoek in December. Photo: German Embassy

A difficult year for the Namibian economy has come to an end with low commodity prices worldwide and close to no-growth for Namibia’s important trading partners South Africa and Angola. Local economists and Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein are however optimistic that the worst is over. “We are optimistic that the current difficulties are...[more]

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Windhoek’s dams are almost empty

A pleasure for the eye: the Von Bach Dam in a better rainy season. (Source: Wikipedia)

Namibia’s cities and towns are supplied with water from dams, boreholes and rivers. In total the country’s dams contain about 705,855 million cubic metres of water. In addition to the sewage treatment plant, Windhoek’s water supply includes a large number of boreholes, which tap into groundwater reserves, as well as three dams. Under normal...[more]

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Namibian Economics to the Point - November 2016

The  Minister of Economics and Science, Wolfgang Tiefensee (2nd from right) of Germany's Thuringia Federal State attended the international investment conference in Windhoek. (Photo: B. Weidlich)

November was a particularly busy month in Namibia’s economic sector with the two-day international investment conference, a lively debate on planned phosphate mining, and new developments with regard to the land reform. On 8 and 9 November the Namibian government hosted an international investment conference, which attracted about 1,770...[more]

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Namibian Politics to the Point – November 2016

This monthly update touches on important political developments in Namibia.Early in November the ruling Swapo (South West Africa Peoples’ Organisation) Party ended its second national policy conference. About 600 delegates from party branches of Namibia’s 14 regions attended the five-day event. At the opening ceremony, President Hage Geingob said...[more]

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Five flowers for “green” Gondwana Lodges

Hazel Milne, the programme coordinator of the Eco Awards, presents an award to Gondwana’s environmental officer, Quintin Hartung.

Eco-friendliness comes naturally at Gondwana’s lodges. Their efforts to save water and electricity and their responsible waste disposal have once again been acknowledged with the highest seal of approval in the Eco Awards and was accepted with joy. The Eco Awards 2016 were handed out at the Gala evening of the Hospitality Association of Namibia...[more]

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