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New Era Newspaper - 26/06/2017 - Vol22 No222

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12 Inside BUSINESS Monday, June 26 2017 | NEW ERA KwaZulu-Natal sugar workers prepare to strike this week DURBAN About 1,000 workers employed by Illovo are preparing to embark on a strike as wage negotiations resulted in a deadlock last week, the Food and Allied Workers’ Union (Fawu) said on Sunday. Fawu and employers from eight Illovo farms in KwaZulu-Natal had failed to reach an amicable agreement under the auspices of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration (CCMA) and a strike certificate had been issued, the union said in a statement. Fawu members were demanding a 10 percent wage increase; a provident fund for seasonal and full-time (FTC) workers; a Fawu “group scheme” contribution of R20 by the employers; 50 percent maternity leave for all and extended to FTC and seasonal workers; bonus to workers employed by Illovo, including FTC and seasonal employees; and free protective clothing, eg T-shirts and boots. - Nampa/ANA Group Five’s extraordinary general meeting sparks an exodus of board members JOHANNESBURG Construction and engineering giant Group Five said on Friday that five directors will resign next month, including chairwoman Philisiwe Mthethwa, ahead of the extraordinary general meeting called by one of the major shareholders. This comes after fund manager Allan Gray, whose clients hold 25 percent of the construction company, said last month it had lost faith in Group Five’s board. Allan Gray further called for an extraordinary general meeting to reconstitute the board, saying the company needed “a fresh start” following an exodus of numerous executives and directors. The extraordinary general meeting will be held at Group Five’s offices in Johannesburg on Monday, July 24. Group Five has seven members in its board. Group Five said as a result of the proposed reconstitution of the board, Mthethwa, and independent non-executive directors Kalaa Mpinga, Justin Chinyanta, Willem Louw, and Vincent Rague, will all resign on that day. Mthethwa is the chief executive of the National Empowerment Fund and wife of Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa. She is also the sister of Deputy Finance Minister, Sfiso Buthelezi. Group Five said the record date for determining which shareholders are entitled to participate in and vote at the extraordinary general meeting EGM is Friday, July 14. – Nampa/ANA Telecel Zim woos back inactive customers HARARE Mobile network operator Telecel Zimbabwe has introduced a new programme to woo back suspended subscribers and is giving disconnected network users bonus airtime, data and additional SMS’s for reconnecting. Telecel, which is the country’s third largest mobile network operator, said the reactivation promotion, which is now live, was giving new and returning pre-paid subscribers a welcome bonus of two minutes, two megabytes of data and two SMS’s every day for a week to customers who reactivate their dormant lines. The bonus airtime, free data and extra text messages also apply to those joining the network for the first time. The company’s communications and branding director, Obert Mandimika, said the promo was meant to encourage old and new customers to latch onto the network following the value offers they had launched onto the market, which include Mega Bonus and Mega Boost. “Telecel is working on new offerings and services as well as network upgrades which we believe coupled with our focus on affordability will see even more customers joining us,” he said. The Mega Bonus promo, reintroduced in April 2017, gives the mobile network’s pre-paid subscribers an instant 100 percent bonus for on-net and off-net calls for all recharges of US or more. Telecel said the bonus airtime, data and SMS’s were “immediately available” upon recharging the inactive or new line with US worth of airtime. The company said the promotion was only open to pre-paid subscribers who have been suspended for nonactivity for over 90 days. “It is closed to customers who have been completely disconnected from the network for non-activity over 365 days on their lines,” it said. A Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) report released at the end of last year said Telecel’s subscriber numbers dropped from 1.9 million active subscribers in the 2016 last quarter to 1.8 million by the end of the 2016 first quarter. “Based on the active mobile subscriptions, Econet had 49.4 percent market share, whereas NetOne and Telecel had 36.6 percent and 14 percent respectively,” Potraz said. The Zimbabwean government now has a majority stake – 60 percent – in Telecel Zimbabwe after buying it for US million from Netherlands’ VimpelCom last year. – Nampa/ANA

Monday, June 26 2017| NEW ERA DIVISION: CORPORATE PLANNING ADVERTS VACANCY 13 REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA TE: 15 JUNE 2017 : 14 JULY 2017 MINISTRY OF FINANCE Directorate Economic Policy Advisory Services Financial Education and Consumer Protection ADVERTISE DATE: 15 JUNE 2017 Post Designation: Financial Literacy and Education Programme Development Chief Economist CLOSING Grade DATE: 6 14 JULY 2017 1 Post: Windhoek Salary: N$ 328 139 – 392 158 Minimum requirements: A relevant four (4) year b-degree (or equivalent qualification on NQF level ) in one or more of the following major subjects: Economics, Business Economics, Accountancy, Cost Accounting or Social Sciences; plus six (6) years relevant experience. Added Advantage: Prior experience in one or more of the following fields: financial education, financial inclusion, consumer protection, behavioural economics, financial sector experience (banking, insurance, etc.) MINISTRY OF FINANCE MANAGEMENT CADRE DIRECTORATE: CUSTOMS AND EXCISE A:POST DESIGNATION: Director Grade 3 NUMBER OF POST: One (1) post SALARY SCALE: N$ 512 809 – 544 196 HOUSING SCHEME: N$ 81 558 per annum MOTOR VEHICLE ALLOWANCE: N$ 114 475 per annum DUTY STATION: Windhoek MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate four (4) year tertiary B-degree in Economics, Law, Development Finance or Public Administration (or equivalent qualification) plus 9 (nine) years. A master Degree plus managerial experience in the fields of Customs and Trade law will be an added advantage. Additional Requirements: • The candidate should have 9 years’ experience on supervisory/middle management level • Good knowledge and understanding of the Public Sector laws • Candidates should possess good interpersonal relationship skills with proven managerial and leadership skills. • Proven excellent skills in developing and coordinating processes involving a large variety of stakeholders with different perspectives and interests. • Computer literacy will be an added advantage. • Ensure and coordinate the implementation of Personal Financial Management and Business Financial Management Strategies and Plan of Action for the Financial Literacy Initiative • Development of all content required for the education strategies Job Description: 1. Development and coordination of Financial Management and Business Financial Management Strategy for the Financial Literacy Initiative; 2. Development and sourcing of all content required for the education strategies; 3. Liaise with relevant stakeholders; 4. Initiate inputs into the development of strategies to implement the activity plan of the Division 5. Administration duties for the Division. The incumbent will be working under the supervision and leadership of the Deputy Director: Financial Education and Consumer Protection, Manager of the Financial Literacy Initiative in the Directorate of Economic Policy Advisory Services. The Financial Literacy Initiative (FLI) Secretariat is hosted by the Ministry of Finance, since its official inauguration in 2012. Together with more than 30 official Platform Supporters from the public, private and civil society sector, the FLI delivers financial education to all Namibians. The Ministry of Finance is looking to fill the FLI Secretariat’s vacancies with energetic and dynamic people who are passionate about financial literacy and consumer protection. The Financial Literacy Initiative (FLI) is a national platform aimed at enhancing financial education for individuals, SMEs on personal and ORRESPONDENCES MUST business BE finances, ADDRESSED with its TO main THE obectives PERMANENT of improving SECRETARY. financial literacy, including an increased knowledge of financial products, services and institutions. For more information about the FLI, please see, ADVERTISE DATE: 15 JUNE 2017 CLOSING DATE: 14 JULY 2017 Job Descriptions: • Overall administration of Customs and Excise Act and related protocols; • Advise on Customs and Excise duties, Policies and Trade Facilitation measures • Administer delegated functions in terms of Tax laws • Implement the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Finance and Performance Management Reforms • Perform the overall management of Directorate of Customs and Excise resources (human capital …….) • Engage at management level with stakeholders • Carry out any other duties as and when assigned by the Minister and Permanent Secretary. DIRECTORATE ADMINISTRATION DIVISION: MEDICAL AID B:POST DESIGNATION: Deputy Director Grade 4 NUMBER OF POST: One (1) post SALARY SCALE: N$ 478 220 – 502 753 HOUSING SCHEME: N$ 68 188 per annum MOTOR VEHICLE ALLOWANCE: N$ 102 701 per annum DUTY STATION: Windhoek ALL OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCES MUST BE ADDRESSED TO THE PERMANENT SECRETARY. Enquiries: Mr. Francois Brand: 061-2092925 In terms of the Affirmative Action Plan of the Ministry of Finance, qualifying females and persons with disabilities who meet the prescribed advertised requirements are encouraged to apply. orein qualifications must be ealuated by the amibia ualifications uthority () and proof of ealuation of qualification should be attached. CLOSING DATE: 26 JULY 2017 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate four years B Degree at NQF L7 plus 9 years appropriate experience in the medical aid field or Understanding of Medical Aid Schemes regulatory requirements. Health qualification will be an added advantage. Additional requirements: • Proven excellent teamwork and leadership skills • Proven excellent skills in developing and coordinating processes involving a large variety of stakeholders with different perspectives and interests • Ability to work with minimal supervision, under tight deadlines • A minimum of 5 years of extensive public and private healthcare experience • Five (5) years managerial experience at Middle Management level • A good track record of completing assignments in time JOB SUMMARY: PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION: The Deputy Director Medical Aid shall provide strategic directives to the Division Medical Aid he/ she must exercise his/her powers and perform the fiduciary functions on behalf of the scheme and any other functions as delegated by the Permanent Secretary. He/she shall be guided by the rules of the scheme and ensure that the scheme is managed efficiently and effectively. KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS (KPAS) General Duties: • Responsible for overall management of Division Medical Aid • Ensure proper management of the contract between the Ministry of Finance and Heath Care Providers • Supervise the member query resolution process in terms of claims and payment of benefits. • Prepare qualitative and quantitative reports on the status of PSEMAS. • Ensure proper management of medical Aid contribution and timely coordination of Administrator’s payments. • Ensure that members database are periodically updated • Ensures that stakeholder relationships are effectively managed. • Ensure that the scheme complies with applicable laws and considers adherence to nonbinding rules, codes and standards; • Ensure that there is an effective risk-based internal audit and report of any fraud, theft of discrepancies to relevant authorities in terms of laws • Take all reasonable steps to protect the confidentiality of medical records concerning members’ state of health. • Ensure that training and development of members through a formal process are implemented. • Ensure that adequate policies are in place for the Scheme. • Carry out any other duties as and when assigned by his/ her superiors Enquiries: The Permanent Secretary Ms. Ericah B. Shafudah, Tel (061) 209 2928 / Deputy Director: Human Resource Training & Development, Ms. Ailly Titus, Tel: (061) 209 2036 In terms of the Affirmative Action of the Ministry of Finance, qualified females and persons living with disabilities who meet the prescribed minimum requirements are encourage to apply. ADVERTISE DATE: 15 JUNE 2017 CLOSING DATE: 14 JULY 2017 Confirmation of probation letters at the current position should accompany the application form and foreign qualification(s) must be evaluated by the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) and proof of the evaluation of the qualification must be attached. NB: Public Servants applying for a post in another Office/Ministry/Agency must apply via their own Office/Ministry/Agency; submit their application forms under cover of Form ZO/352(1). Failure to complete all items on the application form for employment and not attaching the necessary documents will disqualify the application form. Applications (on Forms 156043 and 156094 obtained at all Government Offices) together with a comprehensive detailed Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of educational qualification(s) must be addresses to “The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Private Bag 13295, Windhoek. Only short listed candidates will be notified and no documents will be returned. CLOSING DATE: 26 JULY 2017

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