VACANCY Mission: To improve the welfare of our members and beneficiaries by providing comprehensive social protection. Vision To be the preferred provider of comprehensive social protection in Namibia. entertainment NOW! Comedy Night lives up to its billing Pinehas Nakaziko Windhoek Saturday night turned out to be a memorable night for comedy lovers at the newly opened hangout ‘The Avenue’, where popular local comedian Courage hosted the comedy night show, themed ‘Comedy and Class’. The event lived up to its billing, and attracted hundreds of comedy lovers, who overcrowded the venue to enjoy what was on offer. The show saw the comic, Max the Entertainer, delivering the opening act. Max the Entertainer, dubbed “the bubbling undercard”, hit the stage for his debut with jokes that had the audience in stitches. It was a good act for someone who was performing on the stage for the first time. Another comedian on the line-up was Chiro, who made the crowd Popular comedian… Courage introduces the new stand-up comic, Max the Entertainer, during the Comedy Night in Windhoek on Saturday. laugh when he made jokes of Namibian girls not being loyal, and made an example of Nguvi for revealing secrets on local television. Slick the Dick also did not The Commission’s vision is to be the preferred provider of comprehensive social protection in Namibia. As a strategic and dynamic organization, we are committed to our contribution to the nation. SSC, invites suitably qualified persons to apply for the following position. 1. GENERAL MANAGER: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE Five –Year Fixed Term Contract Job Purpose: Responsible for ensuring the implementation of Corporate Governance Programmes, Policies, Practices and Services that will provide the strategic framework for Legal, Compliance, Risk Management and Commission Secretarial Services. Furthermore, the incumbent will be responsible for advising both the Commissioners and Executive Management on best practices of Corporate Governance. Key Performance Areas:- • Establish a fully-fledged corporate governance function within the SSC • Provide strategic guidance on legislation, policies and procedures and financial and investment matters • Provide legal advice and opinions to the Commission • Responsible for contractual negotiations with third parties • Oversee the compliance of all Company Secretarial and related statutory requirements • Risk Management- Design and implement specific strategies, frameworks and defence mechanisms. • Ensure compliance with the relevant laws, regulations and directives • Should be able to alert both the Commission and Executive Management on Best Practices in Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Legislative Compliance. • Planning, Financial Management & Control and Development of Human Resources Qualifications & Skills:- • LLB-Degree and admitted Legal Practitioner • MBA/MBL or Relevant Postgraduate qualification • Ten (10) years’ relevant experience of which 5 years should be in Executive and/or senior management in the Corporate Environment • Extensive knowledge of the application of the NAMCODE APPLICATION: Qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, together with a comprehensive CV and certified copies of qualifications by not later than 23 June 2016. Applications should be addressed to: The Executive Officer, Social Security Commission Private Bag 13223, Windhoek disappoint with those hilarious jokes that he is well known for. Courage was the talk of the night when he threw out some strong punch-line jokes about his recent mugging at the DMT nightclub that cost him two teeth. He says he couldn’t pronounce some words anymore, such as earth, because of the missing teeth. He also delivered some jokes on Father’s Day. Apart from the jokes, the night was made special by the ambience of the venue. Everyone in attendance really enjoyed himself or herself. The waitresses were friendly and the dining was on point. Everyone was treated to a free glass of champagne and the food and drinks were on special. Apart from that, there was also an after-party at The Lounge, with DJs playing old school tracks that entertained the guests. Courage announced there would be a Comedy Night every second Saturday of the month, which promises to be bigger and better. Beyoncé and Jay Z welcomed their twins into the world on Saturday, according to multiple reports. “Bey and Jay are thrilled and have started sharing the news with their family and closest friends,” a source told People, who reported the arrival on Saturday. Beyoncé, 35, and Jay Z, 47, are already parents to five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy. Beyoncé revealed on social media in February that she was expecting twins. “We would like to share our love and happiness,” the songstress captioned a photo of herself in lingerie holding her growing belly. “We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters.” FNB Whiskey Festival ignites new flavours Pinehas Nakaziko Windhoek The much-anticipated FNB Whisky Festival promises to be a night of boozing on good single malts and some fine wines. The two-day festival is slated for 14 and 15 July at the Windhoek Country Club. There would be high-end whiskies to select from starting from Jack Daniels, Chivas Regal, Jameson, and Johnny Walker, accompanied by puffs from Cuban cigars. There would also be an Amarula lounge, as well as a coffee bar for those not inclined to indulge in intoxicating waters. For the lovers of bubbly there would be the Moët and Chandon who would be refilling the flutes with champagne the entire night. The festival will be an exclusive event for not only whisky connoisseurs, but also for the novices who would have an opportunity to sample some of the finest whiskies one can find in the capital. FNB’s Dixon Norval says the purpose of the two day festival is to create a platform where the country’s most passionate whisky lovers can participate in a tasting experiences they would normally not have access to. “The festival is poised to be as distinct and special as the beverage itself, and we hope to attract the bold, young adventurous and mature connoisseur – because Whisky is known to be a mature and aged in flavour luxury enjoyed by many patrons with good taste,” says Norval. He adds that their distillery partners are excited about reaching all whisky enthusiasts, giving them the opportunity to share their deep passion for their whiskies in a one-on-one atmosphere. FNB also intend on giving to charity and so they would be asking guests to make donations. “We have recently awarded N0,000 towards the Wild Horses Foundation, through our FNB Foundation Trust. During the Whiskey Festival we will encourage our guests to match this amount by donating towards the Wild Horses Foundation via the FNB Happiness Store App. “The proceeds will be used to fund a more suitable sanctuary for the wild horses that would be close to the Garub area, where they have lived for the last hundred or so years,” he says. Connoisseur… whiskey master Tommy Larkhan demonstrates how whiskey is made at the launch of the Whisky Festival in Windhoek on Thursday night.
NEW ERA | Mining the ocean for diamond reserves Page 10 Kapana women choose money over beauty Page 11 INSIDE BUSINESS This news is your business Staff Reporter Windhoek The downward trend of the annual inflation rate observed during the 2017 calendar year continues and for the month of May 2017, the annual inflation rate decreased by 0.4 percentage points, to 6.3 percent from 6.7 percent recorded in May the previous year. Statistician General and CEO of the Namibia Statistics Agency Alex Shimuafeni said the decrease resulted mainly from decreases in price levels of food and nonalcoholic beverages, which declined to 3.7 percent from 12.2 percent. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco also declined to 3.3 percent from 7.3 percent, while furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house, declined to 4.9 percent from 5.5 percent, health having declined to 5.4 percent from 7.4 percent, while recreation and culture declined to 5.1 percent from 6.4 percent. On a monthly basis, the monthly inflation rate declined to 0.1 percent as compared to 0.3 percent registered in the previous Declining inflation driven mainly by falling food prices month. Inflation is calculated based on a basket of goods and services, containing a representative sample of goods and or services commonly consumed in a country, and weighted in accordance with the relative percentage of expenditure allotted to each of the said goods at household level. The price of these goods and services are then tracked over time, to illustrate the change in the cost of living over time. As spending patterns change, new products and services are added to the basket, and the basket reweighted so as to better capture the current spending patterns of the consumer at the current point in time. As such, the inflation basket is generally reconstituted every five years. In Namibia, the basket was last rebased in 2013, using household Source: NSA Downward trend… Monthly and annual percentage changes in Namibia’s Consumer Price Index. The annual inflation rate decreased by 0.4 percentage points, to 6.3 percent from 6.7 percent recorded in May of the previous year. expenditure data collected in the 2009/10 Household Income and Expenditure Survey. The basket now contains over 350 items, grouped into 12 categories and 55 sub-categories, for which prices are collected on a monthly basis from more than 900 retail outlets. Namibian inflation however, is largely determined by three categories of the overall NCPI basket, namely: (a) Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, (b) food and non-alcoholic beverages and (c) transport, which cumulatively make up just under 60 percent of the total inflation basket. Additionally, following the rebasing of the NCPI basket in 2013, “alcoholic beverages and tobacco” make up an additional 12.6 percent of the basket, meaning that the four largest categories represent well over 70 percent of the total basket. As such, a large increase in inflation in these categories has a greater impact on the overall inflation than do increases in the lower weighted categories. Thus, it is rare to see major increases in overall inflation attributed to the lower weighted categories, despite the fact that these categories may have seen relatively high inflation in their own right. Namibia Dairies opens Katima Mulilo Depot Strauss Lunyangwe Windhoek Katima Mulilo is fast becoming a business hub with the recent opening of a Namibia Dairies (ND) depot on the B1 Road outside the town. Namibia Dairies is a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group. More and more businesses are now setting up shop in the northern town, which is the capital of Zambezi Region. The town is located on the northeast extension into central southern Africa. The people of Katima Mulilo will now be exposed to a larger product portfolio, such as long-life milk, dairy based products, soft cheeses, yoghurts, fermented traditional dairy products, fruit juices, dairy mixes and carbonated and still mineral water. Leonie Prinsloo, head of marketing at Namibia Dairies, emphasised that the main objective of the depot at Katima Mulilo is to make Branching out… Namibia Dairies has opened a depot on the B1 Road outside Katima Mulilo. their products available to all Namibians in all areas of the country. “This depot will also provide a call and collect service to the Katima customer base to ensure stock availability, promote cross-border Photo: Contributed trade and expand their business.’’ Namibia Dairies has depots in Windhoek, Swakopmund, Otjiwarongo, Oshakati and now in Katima. It also has agents in Rundu and Katima Mulilo, as well as factory shops in Windhoek, Swakopmund and Ondangwa. The Katima depot employs 11 permanent staff. The O&L Group aims to make Namibian products and services available to each and every Namibian. Seeing the potential of Katima Mulilo as a fast developing town, hence the need of setting up shop in the northern town, which is set on the banks of the massive Zambezi River that forms the border with Zambia. Roux-Che Locke the Group manager of corporate communications, said: “Through O&L’s support of government’s growthat-home agenda, we are committed to promoting and creating awareness on locally produced products and services. O&L is a proudly Namibian company striving to provide the local market with proudly Namibian products and services at all times.”