Social / CSR in Namibia

  • Genocide negotiations between Germany and Namibia hit stumbling blocks

    GERMANY, 2018/01/13 Namibian-German negotiations about the genocide perpetrated in the former German colony South West Africa in 1904-1908 have just entered their third year. The start of the negotiations in late 2015 marked a turning point next additional than a century of German denialism. But presently tangible evolution seems elusive, and a crisis may be imminent, delaying justice for the Ovaherero and Nama descendants of the major victim groups. There’s always been unity in Namibia about the broad demands towards Germany – recognition of the genocide, an apology and reparations. This has been authentic even though there’s been considerable controversy about the issue of representation at the negotiations, with the feud between groups representing the victims and the Namibian government turning bitter at times.
  • Africa: Analysts, Activists Explore Dividends from Empowering Women

    BOTSWANA, 2018/01/06 Imagine a next Africa where patriarchy is dead and additional women are economically empowered to provide for their own basic needs; one in which they continue to shatter the proverbial glass ceilings to occupy top leadership positions in all spheres. Imagine an African woman who isn’t limited by the imaginary walls society has set for her and can aim to reach her full potential through hard work like her male counterparts.
  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • Namibia, SA mourns anti-apartheid icon

    NAMIBIA, 2017/06/20 The death of revered Namibian liberation icon, Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo, has drawn unparalleled attention and emotion particularly part Namibians and South Africans, with an outpouring of condolences to bid farewell to an anti-apartheid activist and political prisoner who was incarcerated on Robben Island together with the late Nelson Mandela and a lot of others. Ya Toivo died on 9 June 2017 at his home in Windhoek. He was 92.
  • Namibia: Poverty Still a Challenge

    NAMIBIA, 2017/06/06 President Hage Geingob said despite evolution having been made, poverty levels remained a major national challenge. Geingob said this yesterday at the official launch of the fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) at National Home, adding that development was defined by the economic, political and social well-being of citizens. "The problem of poverty continues to be a challenge. We have sought to provide relief in crises, but we need to find a durable solution that helps everyone achieve the kind of lives they have reason to price," he said, adding that poverty eradication remained the focus of his government.
  • Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016

    AFGHANISTAN, 2015/01/20 The richest 1 % are likely to control additional than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening world inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 80 wealthiest people in the world all own $1.9 trillion, the statement found, nearly the same all shared by the 3.5 billion people who occupy the bottom half of the world’s gain scale. (Last year, it took 85 billionaires to equal that figure.) And the richest 1 % of the people, who number in the millions, control nearly half of the world’s total wealth, a share that is as well increasing.
  • Namibia Tourism sector partial to males

    NAMIBIA, 2013/07/23 Women constitute over 60 % of the labour force in the tourism sector in Namibia, but the number of women represented at managerial level remains low. The Namibia Minister of Foreign Affairs, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah says it has to be realised at the same time as “we talk of women and tourism we have to look to women as employees and as owners.” Nandi-Ndaitwah, who is as well the patron of the women in tourism conference celebrated last Friday says there is a need to have a clear strategy to advance the women and tourism idea in order for better numbers of women to occupy managerial positions in the tourism industry. “I believe the idea of women in tourism conference in Namibia is very significant for today and the next, and I want to commend the one who conceived this noble idea. As one of the industries that employ additional women through tourism, women can be empowered,” she informed the tourism conference.
  • Inequality rises in resource rich countries in Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/21 Despite catalysing strong economic increase, the revenues taken from resources are widening the gap between rich and poor in a lot of African nations, the Africa Evolution Panel says.  While the continent’s 20 resource rich nations account for almost 80 % of its gross domestic product and per capita incomes have generally increased, these nations’ records on poverty reduction and human development are chequered, the APP says in its Africa Evolution Statement 2013. “Africa’s increase figures are real and there is nothing wrong with resource based increase in terms of taking off, but increase has got to be equitable,” Strive Masiyiwa, a member of the Panel and founder of Econet Wireless said.
  • New Who's Who and Financial Services

    NAMIBIA, 2013/01/12 The 2012/2013 Who's Who, and its sister publication, Financial Services in Namibia, was released in November last year. Perusing the Financial Services Namibia publication makes economy jargon and intricacies almost entertaining to the layman. Speaking to the Economist, the editor Mrs Thea Visser explains that the new edition is made available to everyone with an interest in the financial services sector like government departments, embassies, investors and visitors.