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Amakali is Bank Windhoek’s new Head of Management Accounting

    On Wednesday, 5 June 2024, Bank Windhoek’s Chief Financial Officer, Zenaune Kamberipa, announced the appointment of Gideon Amakali as the Bank’s new Head of Management Accounting, effective 1 June 2024. “With his valuable experience in various industries, we are confident that Amakali will add further significant value to his new role and Bank Windhoek’s Finance Department,” said Kamberipa. Kamberipa said that in his new role, Amakali will manage […]

todayJune 6, 2024 24

Science & Technology

Understanding AI outputs: study shows pro-western cultural bias in the way AI decisions are explained

AI models’ outputs need to be properly explained to the people affected. DrAfter123/Getty Images     By Mary Carman, University of the Witwatersrand and Uwe Peters, Utrecht University   Humans are increasingly using artificial intelligence (AI) to inform decisions about our lives. AI is, for instance, helping to make hiring choices and offer medical diagnoses. If you were affected, you might want an explanation of why an AI system produced the […]

todayApril 19, 2024 16

Opinion Pieces

Building Trust in Business Transactions

    Opinion Piece by Thabo Molefe, Head of Africa Regions at TransUnion for consideration   Operating a business today is almost impossible without the insights and understanding provided by data. Data enables informed decision- making, problem solving, deeper business and customers insights, and enhances operational efficiency and agility. Data, in the context of a credit bureau, has become integral to the success of many financial services organisations across the […]

todayApril 15, 2024 42


Exploring the roots of stupidity: first understand the psychology of what lies behind irrational opinions

    By Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD   Most people, at one time or another, act foolishly. However, truly ignorant individuals exhibit a lack of introspection and stubbornly cling to their opinions, regardless of how irrational they may be. These people demonstrate unwavering self-assurance and are often oblivious to their own inadequacies. They craft retrospective justifications to validate their beliefs and hold onto them. Even when presented with opportunities […]

todayMarch 27, 2024 9

Health / Medical

Why forgetting is a normal function of memory – and when to worry

Cast Of Thousands/Shutterstock, CC BY Alexander Easton, Durham University Forgetting in our day to day lives may feel annoying or, as we get older, a little frightening. But it is an entirely normal part of memory – enabling us to move on or make space for new information. In fact, our memories aren’t as reliable as we may think. But what level of forgetting is actually normal? Is it OK […]

todayFebruary 15, 2024 12

Health / Medical

Is our sense of fairness driven by selfishness? We’re studying the brain to find out

Even kids know how to share. Monkey Business Images Patricia Christian, Karolinska Institutet We’ve all been there. You’re dying to grab that last piece of cake on the table during an office meeting, but you are not alone. Perhaps you just cut off a small piece – leaving something behind for your colleagues, who do exactly the same thing. And so you all watch the piece of cake getting smaller […]

todayJanuary 25, 2024 19

Business / Economics

The importance of stakeholder management

    By Mignon du Preez, Group Marketing, Public Affairs and Sustainability Executive, Old Mutual Namibia Stakeholder involvement is becoming more and more prominent in the complex world of modern business; it's a dynamic interaction that goes beyond boardrooms and spreadsheets. It's an acknowledgment that companies are part of a web of relationships with different stakeholders and are not separate entities. This article highlights the significance of stakeholder involvement, presenting […]

todayJanuary 18, 2024 10


Time to choose a career? A psychologist offers tips on the journey after high school

  By Kobus Maree, University of Pretoria Pivotal decisions loom large for high school graduates and those with responsibility over them. The trajectory has been a fairly straightforward line until now – learning and more learning. Having completed high school, will the journey now lead directly to university? If so, what field of study? Will it be the technical training route? Or will it be perhaps a direct leap into […]

todayJanuary 10, 2024 8