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New Era Newspaper Friday November 3, 2017

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16 ADVERT Friday, November 3 2017 | NEW ERA An Aerial Overview NOVEMBER 2017 Air Namibia (Pty) Limited which trades as Air Namibia, is the national airline of the Republic of Namibia. Our mission is to provide air transport services, promote tourism and encourage business investment in Namibia. Through this monthly newsletter, we will keep you updated. AIR NAMIBIA TAKES YOU FROM NORTH TO COAST WITHIN 60 MINS Air Namibia is constantly looking at ways to improve its service offerings to its passengers. Adding new routes is one way of stimulating air travel and attracting new clients to Air Namibia and having them choose air travel as their preferred mode of transportation. With this in mind, as of19 November, 2017, Air will be on Tuesday, 21 November 2017. This new route opens up new travel possibilities and opportunities, as it enables our clients to travel between Ondangwa and Johannesburg, as well as between Ondangwa and Cape Town both via Walvis Bay. “This is great news for our present and future customers, especially with the fast approaching festive season. It gives people a swift, viable option of travel between Walvis Bay/ Swakopmund and Northern parts of Namibia. It will also ease road congestion on our roads. Air travel is extremely safe and having an alternative to the busy and congested roads should certainly contribute to fewer road accidents. It reduces traveling time between the north and the coast time to a mere 60 minutes. ,” said Advocate Mandi Samson, Air Namibia Acting Managing Director. Further to this development as of 19 November 2017, days well as Oranjemund will change from the current Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday schedule. The new days of operation will be on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Xavier Masule, General Manager for Commercial Services at Air Namibia said the new days of operation will best meet our passengers and market needs, be those travelling for business or for leisure. “This development brings a new possibility, whereby travellers can now have the same day connection via continue to be operated on a daily basis, with a change of aircraft type. We currently operate an Embraer ERJ 135 on this route, which will change to an Airbus A319, combined with Windhoek on the midday rotations. Giving even more comfort to our passengers. This makes using Air Namibia an even more obvious choice when it comes to choosing your mode of transportation. OND - WVB STARTS 19 NOV 2017 ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OPERATING INTO DURBAN Air Namibia celebrates its one year anniversary of operating into Durban, South Africa. The route has been performing well, and as a result, the national airline increased capacity on this The route is combined with Gaborone, and now operated by Airbus A319 which offers 112 seats, with 16 seats for Walvis Bay Ondangwa Windhoek Cape Town Johannesburg Durban business class and 96 seats for economy class. Airbus A319 replaced Embraer ERJ 135 which only offered 37 economy seats on that route. Air Namibia continues to meet the growing demand standards for comfort on single-aisle jetliners. FLY TO POPA FALLS FOR 2 NIGHTS Get the experience of a lifetime for only N$ 4200 per person. Book our Fly to Popa Falls special today. This offer includes a 50% discount on accommodation for two nights at Popa Falls Resort, a free game drive, an AirNamibia return plane ticket from Eros Airport to Rundu Airport. This promotion also includes breakfast, lunch and dinner for two days. Ask us for special car rental rates courtesy of Europcar Hire for a smooth ride from the airport. This promotion is valid from 1 November 2017 to 31 January 2018. T&Cs apply. BOOK ONLINE OR CONTACT US! ☎ +264 61 285 7200 BOOK NOW! Telephone: +264 61 299 6111 E-mail: Book & Pay Online: Booking 10+: or your preferred travel agent CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT: P.O. Box 731, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 299 6216/ 6270 Fax: +264 61 299 6217 Email:

INSIDE BUSINESS This news is your business Standard Bank unveils new branch in Okongo Page 18 Nored appoints contractors to deal with backlog in new connections Nored CEO Fillemon Nakashole RUNDU The Northern Regional Electricity Distributor (Nored) has appointed 23 contractors for the installation of new connec- Fillemon Nakashole said on Wednesday. Nakashole was speaking at a stakeholder meeting in Rundu, where a number of issues were addressed. There were complaints from customers about the long waiting period, hence the decision to appoint additional contractors throughout its area of operation to accelerate the process. Another challenge is clients who do not pay their bills on time, he said. “These are customers who consume electricity but who are just not paying and it makes our operations very He added that their continued failure to pay could lead to the distributor’s 76,705 prepaid clients’ electricity also being disconnected if Nored does not pay its account with NamPower. Nakashole encouraged people who cannot pay their accounts, to contact the company. Other big challenges the electricity distributor faces include vandalism and theft of its infrastructure. Nakashole said in the Omusati Region someone chopped down an electricity pole, while in the same region electric cables are tampered with, which could lead to electrocution. – Nampa Gondwana workers become co-owners Staff Reporter Windhoek November 1 marked a new beginning for the Gondwana Collection, when all of its 821 employees become shareholders. This milestone in the history of the company is part of the recent restructuring of the Gondwana Group, with Gondwana Holding Limited now acting as the group’s holding company. From its humble beginnings in the late 1990s, when a farm was bought on the eastern side of the lodge opened its doors, Gondwana has endeavoured to incorporate conservation and social responsibility into its ethos, with the motto ‘You EENHANA Eenhana Town Council has relaunched its database for jobseekers seeking opportunities in the local job market. The Works Information System launched two years ago along with a Local Employment Preference Policy, but a number of technical difficulties meant the database could not be used. These have now been resolved and the database is accessible through the council’s website. “The database will allow unemployed people to register online and upload their CVs and by so doing, their portfolios will be available to anyone looking to employ someone,” Eenhana Mayor Amos Nangolo said at the re-launch on Wednesday. Employers are encouraged to use the database to search for employees. Nangolo said his council has been increasingly challenged with providing employment to residents. “Council therefore committed itself to advocate for the employment of young people locally and as a result, the Local Employment Preference Policy was adopted by council,” can only be successful if you make others successful’. Over the last 20 years, it has adhered to its strong beliefs, laying a solid foundation for the company, as it has grown into one of the largest hospitality groups in the country. The announcement to issue shares to its employees is in line with Gondwana’s philosophy that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. According to managing director Gys Joubert, who spearheaded the restructuring of the lodge group, “Gondwana has always been a company that lives its values. Values of caring for our country, caring for our communities, caring for our staff members and caring for our environment.” He reminds staff that being part he said.He said one challenge has always been the lack of clear information on how many jobseekers there are in Eenhana and what quali- town council to be able to pinpoint exactly who to target, or the type of strategy they can use to advocate for the employment of locals. The of Gondwana comes with a responsibility to leave everything in better condition than you found it. This underlying spirit of sustainability entails that we look after what we have not as owners, but as custodians for the next generation of Namibians – for our children and their children. The number of shares issued to staff-members is loyalty-based, with long-serving members allocated a larger quantity of shares according to the years worked. The staff incentive share-scheme elevates Gondwana employees from staff members and members of the Gondwana family to co-owners, raising the team to new and greater heights. MD of Gondwana Collection Gys Joubert Eenhana re-launches jobseekers database Good start… On Wednesday at the re-launch of the Eenhana Database Website were (from left) Raija Kaiko (Eenhana councillor), Patrick Claerhout (councillor-Herelbeke), Brenda De Rycke (Herelbeke hana CEO Walde Ndevashiya. Photo: Nampa council conceptualised the idea of creating a database with the City of Harelbeke in Belgium, which they have a twinning agreement with. A City of Harelbeke headed by the mayor, Alain Top, also attended the re-launch and donated three desktop computers and a laptop worth a combined N,000. Eenhana Town Council’s head of marketing and local economic development, Ndawedwa Mwandingi, said the computers will be placed at the open market, Vocational Training Centre and public. – Nampa

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