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Business / Economics

Bank of Namibia Monetary Policy Committee Announcement Set for April 17

The upcoming Bank of Namibia Monetary Policy Committee announcement is slated for April 17. Notably, the Bank of Namibia's most recent interest rate decision maintained the Repo Rate at 7.75 percent. In comparison, the South African Reserve Bank's repo rate presently sits at 8.25 percent. Economist Robert McGregor from Cirrus Capital provided insights into the matter.  

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Business / Economics

UNam expert talks Rising Cost of Living Challenges

The escalating cost of living, both locally in Namibia and worldwide, has presented enduring challenges, making essentials like food and water unaffordable for many. Governments are grappling with aiding citizens in meeting these basic needs on a daily basis. Dr. Basilius Kasera, a faculty member in Human Sciences at UNam, provides his perspective on one possible solution.  

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Business / Economics

TransNamib Names Desmond Ernst van Jaarsveld as New CEO

TransNamib has declared the selection of Desmond Ernst van Jaarsveld as its incoming Chief Executive Officer, commencing tomorrow April 17. Formerly holding the position of managing director at DP World, van Jaarsveld succeeds Webster Gonzo, who has served as the interim CEO since the past year. TransNamib spokesperson Abigail Raubenheimer provided the announcement.  

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U.S urges restraint following Iran’s attack on Israel

U.S President Joseph Biden is meeting Iraq's Prime Minister in Washington, as countries urge restraint in the Middle East. Israel is weighing up how to respond to Iran's unprecedented attack over the weekend, when it launched 100s of drones and missiles, which were nearly all intercepted. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to reporters in Washington and reiterated the US request to Israel for de-escalation, not retaliation.  

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Business / Economics

16 April 2024 Morning Biz News: Sanlam Namibia Assets Soar to N$4.6 Billion in 2023 Amidst Positive Growth Projections

Sanlam Namibia, a leading insurance provider, has reported substantial growth in its assets, reaching N$4.6 billion in 2023, representing a N$500 million increase compared to the previous year's figures. This notable expansion underscores the company's resilience and strategic positioning in the market. Moreover, Sanlam Namibia anticipates further growth, with expectations to disburse nearly N$22 billion in policy liabilities in the near future, reflecting confidence in its operational capabilities and market […]

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Interview Transcripts

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Expert Analysis on Rising Cost of Living: A Conversation with Professor Basilius Kasera

  In a recent discussion, Professor Basilius Kasera from the University of Namibia sheds light on the pressing issue of rising prices and its implications on the lives of ordinary citizens. The conversation delves into various aspects of the current economic landscape, providing valuable insights into the challenges faced by individuals and families in meeting their basic needs amidst increasing costs. Professor Kasera begins by highlighting the lack of effective […]

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Business / Economics

S.A’s Central Energy Fund’s mid-month data predicts petrol prices to increase for the fourth consecutive month in May

S.A's Central Energy Fund's mid-month data predicts petrol prices to increase for the fourth consecutive month in May, with an anticipated under-recovery of around 30-cents-per-litre. However, diesel prices are expected to decrease, with an over-recovery of approximately 28-cents-per-litre. The anticipated increase sees 93 octane petrol rising by 30-cents-per-litre and 95 octane by 31-cents-per-litre. Meanwhile, diesel wholesale is expected to have a decrease of 26 to 31-cents-per-litre

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South Africa

Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa says initiation schools will not operate before the elections on 29 May

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa has announced initiation schools will not operate before the elections on 29 May. CONTRALESA’s president, Kgoshi Lameck Mokoena, told the media initiates will have time to vote, as there are no special provisions for them. Mokoena also said law enforcement officials are on high alert to prevent any schools from operating prematurely. He urges parents to seek permits for initiation schools and […]

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Housing Project by Former Businessman-Turned-Activist Faces Scrutiny Over Delays and Refund Demands

Former businessman turned activist Michael Amushelelo has acknowledged that several clients of his 'affordable housing project' are now seeking refunds due to significant delays. Amushelelo had launched a housing initiative in Brakwater back in 2021, aiming to provide 150 unserviced plots and affordable homes for middle-income earners struggling to secure home loans. However, what was initially a promising endeavor has evolved into a disappointment for many, as the project has […]

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