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01.04.2014

Global United FC hosted by Gondwana

The players of Global United FC who attended the football reunion in the Gondwana shebeen: (back row, left to right) Lothar Sippel, Lutz Pfannenstiel, Kristian Baumgärtner, Jörg Albertz, Olaf Marschall, (front row) Rainer Hahn, Martin Driller, Terry Phelan, Michel Mazingu Dinzey.

The Gondwana Collection Namibia and Global United FC are aiming for a common goal: sustainability and social responsibility. Football is a perfect platform for this purpose. A friendly match between Global United and a Gondwana Hardap Eleven will draw crowds to the Mariental Stadium on Thursday, 3 April. Kick-off is at 18:30. All over Namibia...[more]


30.03.2014

Gondwana scores big-time

Striker Bethuel Ace Tjirera cornered by Hasso Ahrens, the team captain of the white SWA side. (Photo: Collection Hasso Ahrens)

4 October 1975. Two football teams play a historic match in the Suidwes Stadium in Windhoek. It is the first time in the Apartheid era that a white and a non-white team compete against one another, each of them consisting of the top amateur players in the country. The team captains shake hands, a conciliatory gesture. This match is about honour....[more]


07.03.2014

Solar energy put to good use in the Namib

Progressive energy production at the foot of the fossilized dunes of the primeval Namib: solar panels have been installed on the guest chalets of Namib Desert Lodge.

The main building and chalets of Namib Desert Lodge are nestled against the fossilised dunes of the primeval Namib. The 65 en-suite rooms are equipped with air-conditioning to ensure a pleasant stay. Despite all its mod cons, however, Namib Desert Lodge is run in an eco-friendly manner - which recently moved into a new dimension. In February this...[more]


20.02.2014

Celebrating rich cultural diversity

Well-known figures from various sectors were present at the opening of the Namushasha Heritage Centre. (From left to right: Reuben Mafati, Tourism Coordinator; Musilizo R Nunsa, Senior Induna Chinchimane Khuta; Jonathan Limbo, Senior Induna Mayeyi Traditional Authority; Honourable Lawrence Sampofu, Governor Zambezi Region; Beavan Munali, Assistant Director IRDNC; Mannfred Goldbeck, Managing Director Gondwana Collection; Johani Mavuna, Custodian of Caprivi Heritage; Colgar Sikopo, Director Parks and Wildlife Management MET; and Chris Weaver, Managing Director WWF.)

History was made on the banks of the Kwando River in February when the Gondwana Collection and Mashi community members opened the Namushasha Heritage Centre in a private sector-conservancy collaboration. The partners merged dreams at the Centre, which records and preserves the traditional culture and history of the Eastern Zambezi region...[more]


03.02.2014

DERTOUR travel agents explore Namibia

DERTOUR agents enjoying the shebeen party. (Photo: Judy & Scott Hurd)

One hundred staffers of German tour operator DERTOUR are currently in the country for a first-hand experience of African flair and the Namibia feeling. The Gondwana Collection hosted a welcome evening for them on Friday (31 January 2014) in its own shebeen at the Windhoek head office, and the travel agents enjoyed the event to the fullest....[more]


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