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New Era Newspaper Monday February 19, 2018

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8 NEWS Monday, February 19 2018 | NEW ERA VACANCY The mission of NamWater is to provide quality water and related services to the satisfaction of all stakeholders, taking cognisance of the environment, scarcity and dependency of all on water. BID INVITATION nt Management Consultant: tushe Assessment Centre Windhoek G/ONB/NW-030/2018 S: launched Pinehas Nakaziko Windhoek Compulsory site meeting: Tuesday, 27 February 2018 at 09h00, NamWater Berg Aukas Premises NB: A non-refundable levy of N0.00 (Incl. of VAT) is payable in advance (Cash or bank guaranteed cheques only). Closing Date: Tuesday, 20 March 2018 Enquiries The Procurement Management Unit Name of the person: Ms. P. Katjivena Telephone: (+264 61) 71 2270 Fax: (+264 61) 21 0741 All prospective bidders who wish to do business with NamWater will be subject to the Public Procurement Act no 15 of 2015, Public Procurement Regulations 2017 and other directives issued under it. All Bids will be opened at 11:05 on the closing date and the prices will be made public. OR E-MAIL WILL BE ACCEPTED Bid Number: Supply, delivery, manufacture and on site erection of a 2 ton capacity electric Gantry with lifting height of 2.8m at the NamWater Berg Aukas booster pump station Closing Date: Tuesday, 20 March 2018 Bid Number: G/ONB/NW-031/2018 Supply and Delivery of a 12 kVA Diesel Generator Set and a 750 L Diesel Tank for Rooidaghek Extension. Email: and live acoustic music, at the Boiler Room, courtesy of Jacob & Taylor. Homeboys take the stage with a twohour musical programme – from Cuban ballads to South African Mbaqanga, from West African Wolof to highly danceable Namibian Shambo. After the show, D-Jay Nathan will take over, offering a tribute to Namibian musicians who have recently passed on, as well as to Hugh Masekela. Wahengo gave a glimpse of what is to come with a performance on Thursday were announced. He surprised many guests when he performed some of his hits, including Kanailonga which set the crowd in awe, Kalomoh, and some other cover songs Ondjila Y´Ondjaba Concert Agency and the team of the Warehouse Theatre have joined forces for the celebration of Na- The concert will feature eleven music acts, led by musician Jackson Wahengo, who is a Namibian guitarist playing music heavily rooted in the African tradition, blended with contemporary urban sounds reggae – Afropop/folk in a new shape and form. Wahengo will also use the stage to launch his single `Masekela (Play Your Trumpet)`, which he composed in homage to the great late Hugh Masekela. The Warehouse opens its doors at six from the late Tate Kwela. crispy kapana and sundowner cocktails, Water is an equal opportunity employer. NB: Please note that all enquiries should be made in writing. Bidding documents are available as from 14 February 2018 at the Cashier, Namibia Water Corporation Ltd., 176 Iscor Street, Aigams Building, Windhoek. Documents should be delivered to: The Bid Box Namibia Water Corporation Ltd. Windhoek NB: A non-refundable levy of N0.00 (Incl. of VAT) is payable in advance (Cash or bank guaranteed cheques only). How African arts and Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ movie Model for… design of the costumes for these two women (right) in the Black Panther movie. Inspiration to… The culture of the Maasai warriors of Kenya and Tanzania design for this scene in the Black Panther movie. Staff Reporter The Himba people of Namibia are just some of the African peoples that inspired the costume design for the movie Black Panther, which premiered in Windhoek on Friday. tume designer, Ruth Elaine Carter, looked at the Himba, the Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania, the Ndebele people of South Africa, the Basotho people of Lesotho, the Tuareg people of the Sahara Desert, including parts of Libya, Algeria, Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso, the Dogon people of Mali and the Suri people of South Sudan and Ethiopia, for ideas. nologically advanced African Tuulikki Abraham Lüderitz and hubby are that kind of couple that believe each day should help but still feel sentimental during this honeymoon stage nation of Wakanda, Black Panther had the opportunity to create a unique world that tion with traditional clothing and art from across Africa. Of particular interest have visuals. movie has generated a fair of our marriage,” say Francina and Goldon Negongo. The two celebrated their couple this year. “This past with adventure, excitement and most importantly love,” they say. almost entirely black cast include Zimbabwean actor Danai Gurira, Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyongo, South African actor John Kani, Guyanese actor Letitia Write, German-Ugandan actor Florence Kasumba, American actors Forest Whitaker, Chadwick Boseman, Angela Bassett and British actor Daniel Kaluuya. Negongos make Valentine’s their day Francina explains that on the day, especially since they typically have a night out every to dress up for a lovely dinner with her hubby – even if they are just home.

NEW ERA Maintenance causes temporary schedule change for Air Namibia Page 10 Standard Bank’s new executives report directly to Mungunda Page 10 INSIDE BUSINESS This news is your business Orlando Safaris launches locally to deliver the epitome of luxury Staff Reporter Windhoek Namibia’s world-renowned tourism sector received a new entrant last week when Orlando Safaris launched its services locally to domestic and foreign tourists as a safari specialist and tour operator. The Namibian-owned and operated company offers a full service for arranging and booking safaris throughout the country and utilises its own highly trained staff. Orlando Safaris runs its administration and bookings op- in Windhoek. Orlando Safaris’ roots are ness began. The inspiration for the business came from an idea on a piece of paper to provide fullservice tours and safaris with a philosophy of Orlando Safaris comes from the owners’ true love for Namibia, not only to preserve wildlife and natural wonders, but to share them with the rest of the world. Orlando Safaris is named after one of the owners, namely the Namibian born and raised Orlando Haraseb, a gifted tour guide, who has won numerous international accolades and is one of Namibia’s premier birders as well. His love for and and fauna permeate through the very core of Orlando Safaris. The company says it has partnered with the best suppliers who share the same level of professionalism, expertise, enthusiasm and drive. Orlando Safaris offers top of the range safari vehicles, which have been specially selected for comfort, safety and reliability. These vehicles have been handcrafted so that every guest has a comfortable window seat, equipped with super deluxe reclining seats (7 seater + driver). Arno Schultz, general manager of Orlando Safaris, said: “We pride ourselves on having the best guides who are talented, responsible and caring. We believe the guides are key to providing an unforgettable life experience when the clients come on tour with us. We personalize our safaris according to our customers’ tastes and needs. Orlando Safaris combines luxury, style, service, and authenticity to provide a unique and exciting adventure. Our itineraries showcase properties that meet our high standards and expectations in terms of both quality and service.” Orlando Safaris endeavours to offer competitive prices and deals for its customers, both from Namibia and abroad, however ethics and quality of service and properties will always be leading factors. An essential aspect of the company is to work within an ethical framework. The company places great importance on ensuring that its staff, especially the guides, are well looked after. Touch screen ATMs leave visually impaired in the dark Selma Ikela Windhoek The introduction of touch screen automated teller machines (ATMs) has left many people with visual impairment unable to access services from several local business outlets. Executive director of the Namibia Federation of the Visually Impaired (NFVI) Moses Nghipandulwa told New Era that his calls from visually impaired people expressing their frustration at being unable to use certain ATMs around the country as they have been converted to touch screen. Nghipandulwa explained that with the old ATMs they had mastered which button to press. “But FNB and Standard Bank came up with the new system of touch screen and they are replacing manual ATMs with the touch screen. It is a challenge to people with visual impairment as it (ATM) doesn’t given any options on whether you want to use manual or touch screen,” said Nghipandulwa, adding that he went to a certain bank’s ATMs in the Windhoek central business district and found that most, if not all ATMs, were touch screen. Therefore, Nghipandulwa said, people with visual impairment have to ask assistance from strangers at the ATM or walk away. “But it boils down to safety because the person called to assist might be a thief and not really be helpful.” Nghipandulwa said they are not against the new system but feels there should have been some consultation to gauge whether the banks are being user-friendly with their new system. “Banks can keep both manual and touch screen ATMs or introduce touch screen ATMs with Braille letters on the screen or at the edge which we are able to read.” He said another issue for people living with visual impairment is that banks do not allow them to register on their name a vehicle that they purchased through the bank, Overlooked… The absence of Braille options on touch screen ATMs is a cause for concern, says the Namibia Federation of the Visually Impaired (NFVI). because they can’t drive. “When visually impaired people want to buy a car, that vehicle will not be on your name, reason being it’s not you that is going to drive it. This is really a burning issue because I am the one who is responsible for paying that car, and at the end of the day it’s on someone else’s name – that is discrimination,” said Nghipandulwa. When asked if Standard Bank is aware of the problem and what they are doing to accommodate the visually impaired, the bank’s spokesperson Surihe Gaomas-Guchu said she was awaiting feedback from the business sector regarding queries on the matter. But Gaomas-Guchu said she would provide a response to this article. At the time of going to press FNB spokesperson, Elzita Beukes, had not responded to ques-

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