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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Welcome to Namibia

Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba, President of Namibia

 

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Fast Facts

Full Name: Republic of Namibia

 

Capital: Windhoek

 

Motto: Unity, Liberty, Justice

 

National Anthem: Namibia, Land of the Brave

 

President: Hifikepunye Pohamba

 

Prime Minister: Dr. Hage Geingob

 

Area: 825,418km2 (318,696 sq mi)

 

Regions: Caprivi, Erongo, Hardap, Karas, Khomas, Kunene, Ohangwena, Okavango, Omaheke, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto, Otjozondjupa.

 

Population: 2,108,665 (2009 estimate)

 

Main Language spoken: English

 

Recognised National Languages: Herero, Rukwangali, Silozi, Setswana, Damara/Nama, Afrikaans, German, Oshiwambo

 

Main Religions: Christianity 90%, Indigenous 10%

 

Main exports: Diamonds, uranium, zinc, copper, lead, beef, cattle, fish, karakul pelts, grapes

 

Natural Resources: Diamonds, uranium, zinc, gold, copper, lead, tin, fluorspar, salt, fisheries, and wildlife

 

Monetary unit: Namibian Dollar (NAD)

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  • Namibia: Unhappy Mine Workers Threaten Not to Vote

    A group of Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb and other community workers staged a strike last Thursday against the Canadian owned mining company. They protested against wages and conditions they said are so low that many employees are forced to rely on other forms of business for assistance.

  • Family reconnects at 200th wedding anniversary

    Dr Rainer Heller speaks at the grave of London Missionary Society missionary Hinrich Schmelen and the memorial plaque of his wife Zara Schmelen, who translated the bible into Nama. Heller and the people in the row immediately behind him are descendants of the couple.

  • When persistence pays

    You could therefore have literally knocked me over with a feather when the airport screening officers informed me that I could not check in. Apparently, I needed a South African transit visa just to change flights in Johannesburg When a potential business opportunity does not go the way you expected, do you give up altogether or, do you look for alternative paths to your goal? I was one of the first travelers in line at the South African Airways check-in counter last Monday.

  • Africa: Africa's Concerns Must Figure High in New Development Agenda, African Leaders Tell UN

    Availing themselves of the spotlight afforded by the annual high-level meeting of the General Assembly, African leaders served notice today that the multi-year United Nations agenda for sustainable development now being drawn up must address fully their continent's specific concerns. "It is vital to ensure that the concerns articulated in the African Common Position are fully integrated in the Post-2015 Development Agenda," President Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia told leaders from 193 countries on the third day of the Assembly's 69th annual General Debate, referring to the major issue of this year's session, which is to set ambitious sustainable goals for decades to come.

  • Namibia "Get-Into-Rugby" developement

    The aim of the programme is to encourage players of all ages to Try, Play and Stay in Rugby. Get Into Rugby will promote the values of the Game and ensure children are encouraged to try Rugby in a safe and progressive environment.

Best of Namibia - Vol.2

Best of Namibia - Vol.1

Foreword by HON. DR HAGE G. GEINGOB, Prime Minister

It gives me great pleasure to introduce this beautiful production – Best of Namibia, a magnificent publication which showcases the best in travel, lifestyle and business in Namibia.

 

Given its geographical location in many respects, especially its transportation infrastructure and integration with regional markets, Namibia is undoubtedly a strategic gateway to the fast developing markets of southern Africa – let alone its political stability, which is the hallmark of its socioeconomic development.

 

All industry in Namibia has been proudly built with bricks of democracy, and its launch-pad is thus, credited to our policy of inclusivity in ensuring that the functioning mechanisms of democracy remained welloiled – a mantra greatly valued and highly guarded by Namibians and acknowledged by many others.

 

This first edition of Best of Namibia certainly creates a proud moment for Namibia – to see its successes profiled in a legacy project, as part of the globally renowned Best of series.

 

We continue to earn our place on this global platform as very few others can boast of the vast natural beauty and resources which Namibia is endowed with and is famous for.

 

The visual showcase presented here is second only to viewing the real spectacle of the country in person. The stable investment climate is highly favourable, owing to our proud position as a peaceful country.

 

It is my hope that this publication will give its readers what Namibia and its people have to offer in order to better understand the wide range of opportunities that exist in this land of wide open spaces and contrast – Namibia, the boutique country.

 

I am therefore, delighted to be associated with Best of Namibia, as this publication is putting our country on show in a way that has never been done before, with each sector being accounted for and the players in each industry captured through moving imagery and their personal story.

 

I am thus, excited to introduce the first ever compilation of this kind in our country and hope that Best of Namibia will become a good ambassador of Namibia.

 

Enjoy!

 

HON. DR HAGE G. GEINGOB,

Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia

  

About Namibia

Safe and hospitable, Namibia is a land of mystery and intrigue which captures the imagination with the beauty and diversity of its age-old landscape.

 

 

A geologist’s paradise, Namibia is scattered with fossils and unique minerals, giving one the feeling of stepping back in time, to the moment of creation. Namibia was first inhabited by the ancient Khoi-San hunter-gatherer clan, who are the oldest descendents of the first Homo sapiens. Their early lives are forever captured in Africa’s largest collection of rock art paintings in Twyfelfontein. The harshly beautiful terrain has meant that all creations have had to adapt and as a result, the flora and fauna are capable of withstanding harsh and varying climates. The surreal landscape of endless ochre coloured sand dunes which tower over scattered trees and wildlife, contrasted against the crisp blue hues of the South Atlantic Ocean – make this dreamlike country a must on every travellers list; but more recently finding itself on the lists of international traders and investors as a result of stringent growth plans to sustainably utilise its vast resources. 

 

 

The Republic of Namibia is a southern African country on the South Atlantic Ocean which shares borders with Angola, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa. A former colony of both Britain and Germany and later under the control of South Africa, the Namibian War of Independence welcomed an Independent Namibia born on 21 March 1990. 

 

 

Namibia has relations with many countries as part of its foreign policy as a member state of the UN, SADC, the AU and the Commonwealth of Nations.

 

The ancient lands are some of the oldest inhabited lands on earth as they were home to tribes of San hunter-gatherers.

 

Namibia has a population of 2.1-million people and a stable multi-party parliamentary democracy. Agriculture, herding, tourism and the mining industry – including mining for gems, diamonds, uranium, gold, silver, and base metals – form the backbone of Namibia’s economy. It is the second least densely populated country in the world following Mongolia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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