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Namibia’s Startup Ecosystem Surges As Windhoek Climbs Global Rankings

Namibia's startup ecosystem is thriving, ranking 8th in Africa and showing remarkable progress with Windhoek's surge in global city rankings. According to The Brief, the ecosystem is characterized by stability, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. Leading startups in Windhoek span hardware, marketing, fintech, and e-commerce. However, challenges persist, including limited infrastructure, bureaucratic hurdles, and funding constraints. Organizations like the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board and Startup Namibia are crucial in […]

todayJune 3, 2024 5


Divesting university endowments: Easier demanded than done

A ‘divest from death’ banner at a University of Oregon protest against the Israel-Hamas war on April 29, 2024. AP Photo/Jenny Kane     By Todd L. Ely, University of Colorado Denver     Campus protests expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people and objecting to Israel’s military campaign in Gaza include many calls for universities and colleges to divest – a word that basically means sell – any of their […]

todayMay 13, 2024 11

Business / Economics

What does an unchanged Repo rate mean to a GIPF member?

    By Amos Kambonde, Manager: Marketing services at the Government Institutions Pension Fund.   Recently, consumers received positive news with the announcement of an unchanged repo rate alongside an unchanged in fuel prices across Namibia. While these developments may seem distant from the average person's daily concerns, they hold significant implications, particularly for members of the Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF). Let's delve into what these announcements mean for […]

todayFebruary 20, 2024 7


Investors bet big on Africa’s logistics potential

    By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency   Africa's logistics sector is growing into a lucrative market and strategic hub within the global logistics network as investors' confidence in the sector increases. A new report by logistics company Agility confirms the global logistics industry is considering expansion plans or first-time investments in the continent’s logistics sector. According to Agility Vice Chairman Tarek Sultan, “This is the most optimism we’ve […]

todayFebruary 15, 2024 7


OTC invests 4.1 million in electrification projects

The Ongwediva Town Council has recently completed an electrification project in Sky Phase 3, investing N$4.1 million into the initiative. During the project's inauguration, Shalyefu highlighted the council's dedication to promptly delivering essential services to residents. This effort will provide electricity to 151 plots in the area. Additionally, Shalyefu mentioned the earlier completion of sewer projects in Sky Phase 1 and Extension 15, which occurred in July.

todayDecember 21, 2023 13


GIPF Board of Trustees appoints new Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson.

  The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) is proud to announce the appointment of Penda Ithindi as the GIPF Board of Trustees Chairperson and Evans Maswahu as Vice-Chairperson effective 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024. The Fund heartily congratulates Ithindi and Maswahu on their new appointments and wish them well in their tenure of leadership. Penda Ithindi brings extensive experience in economics, capital markets/investments, with a substantial background in […]

todayDecember 15, 2023 2

Opinion Pieces

Green Investing: Aligning Your Portfolio with Sustainability Goals

By Christoff Bauernschmitt, Head of Alternative Investments, Old Mutual Investment Group, Old Mutual Namibia By Christoff Bauernschmitt, Head of Alternative Investments, Old Mutual Investment Group, Old Mutual Namibia In a world increasingly focused on sustainability and environmental responsibility, the concept of "green investing" has gained significant traction. It signifies a shift away from traditional investing techniques and towards a broader commitment to environmental and social well-being. Green investing is more […]

todayOctober 24, 2023 1