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It is with regret that Gondwana Collection Namibia has learnt that the COVID-19 virus has reached Namibia. On 14 March 2020, President Hage Geingob confirmed the first two cases. On 17 March, the President declared a state of emergency.

On 24 March 2020, the additional measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak have been announced. They include a lockdown of the Khomas and Eronogo regions from 27 March until 16 April 2020. For regulations and guidelines please click here

Gondwana is fully aware of the current situation and continues to monitor the spread of the virus and the resulting changes to our industry. In view of the state of emergency and the additional measures ordered by the government, employees at Gondwana House in Windhoek will be working from home. Due to international and regional travel restrictions Gondwana has reduced its operations at the lodges as far as possible. Most employees have been sent home, at full pay. 

The Ministry of Health has made availability for a toll-free phone number within Namibia for queries with regards to COVID-19. The toll-free number is 800-100-100 or alternatively 911.

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Gondwana employees become shareholders

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The first of November marks a new beginning for the Gondwana Collection, when all of its 821 employees become shareholders. This milestone in the history of the company is part of the recent restructuring of the Gondwana Group with Gondwana Holding Limited now acting as the group’s holding company.

From its humble beginnings in the late 1990s, when a farm was bought on the eastern side of the Fish River Canyon and the first lodge opened its doors, Gondwana has endeavoured to incorporate conservation and social responsibility into its ethos, with the motto ‘You can only be successful if you make others successful’.

Over the last twenty years, it has adhered to its strong beliefs, laying a solid foundation for the company as it has grown into one of the largest hospitality groups in the country. The announcement to issue shares to its employees is in line with Gondwana’s philosophy that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. 

According to managing director Gys Joubert, ‘Gondwana has always been a company that lives its values. Values of caring for our country, caring for our communities, caring for our staff members and caring for our environment.’ He reminds staff that being part of Gondwana carries a responsibility to leave everything in better condition than when you found it. This underlying spirit of sustainability entails that we look after what we have not as owners but as custodians for the next generation of Namibians – for our children and their children.

The number of shares issued to staff-members is loyalty-based, with long-serving members allocated a larger quantity of shares according to the years worked. The staff incentive share-scheme elevates Gondwana employees from staff members and members of the Gondwana family to co-owners, raising the team to new and greater heights.

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3 comments

Paulina

03. November 2017

Mrs

Good news indeed!

a successful company made their employees successful. Thank you for take care of my two brothers responsibly. congratulation to


Mutaleni Nadimi

03. November 2017

Excellent news! Congratulations on establishing equitable wealth practices. Thanks for not only talking the talk but also walking the walk.


Aino Nangula Shiimi

02. November 2017

Thanks Mnr G.JOURBET for you to create 150 job opportunities next years.I want be a part of your employees,I want gain my experience In your company I have working 11 years in hospitality industry as a housekeeping and now I have junior chef certificate.pls keep my comments.


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