8 Monday, November 27 2017 | NEW ERA MasZanga on comeback trail Pinehas Nakaziko Windhoek The renowned local Afrofusion singers of Hasho, Key and Pedro, with the stage name MasZanga, went mute just after dropping their second album titled The Chosen One in 2014. But now the trio have spilt the beans announcing the release of their third album, Delayed Millionaires, which is to take place on Friday. The trio have been hard at work doing research on how to diversify their upcoming project, as well positioning their artistic image uniquely in music circles. “It was not an easy task – we also had particularly to ensure the inclusivity in our sound to cater for everyone. After one listens to our new album, one will have a better understanding of what we are referring to,” says excited singer Hasho. The group also rejected the idea that they have been ‘silent in the industry’, saying they deliberately opted to make a lot REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES- AUDITING AND TAX SERVICES REFERENCE NO: SC/RP/BIPA-01/2017 The Business and Intellectual Property Authority of Namibia is a Public Enterprise estab- and effective registrations of business and intellectual property rights in Namibia. BIPA Description of Service: The following documents should accompany the proposals: Levy: A non- refundable bid fee of N0.00 (Cash only) is payable to Finance Division, same Submission of proposal will close at 12H00 on Friday, 08 December 2017. Please Note: Proposals must be submitted in sealed envelopes and hand delivered to BIPA A.B. May Street, in a Bid Box. Envelope must be clearly marked, Procurement Management Unit- SC/RP/BIPA-01/2017- Auditing and Tax Services. Enquiries: Procurement Management Unit Mr. David H. Hamukwaya OR Mr. Immanuel Awene Tel: 061- 2994415/00 061- 2994409/4400 of noise in the studio rather than publicly, with the chief goal of creating durable music at the right time. Delayed Millionaires is about the group’s dream to become millionaires. Their hit commercial song, Nale, became an instant hit. “Looking at our music catalogue to date, it’s evident that we are millionaires, but the process was delayed,” says Key, promising fans an upgraded and rebranded version of their previous works with the new album. “Over the past few years our industry peers have been busy sound, but they are yet to catch up, and so the train needed to move on to the next destination,” says Key. Pedro adds that their vision in the industry is to take the African music industry by storm after the release of Delayed Millionaires, and to launch a community-driven platform for the Namibian music industry, the media and community, to better connect with each other. 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Spain meets Namibia in jazz The Warehouse Theatre in Windhoek will showcase a joint performance by Spanish duo Albert Bello and Oriol Saña on Wednesday. The two will also perform a second concert on December 4 in the Casa del Mar in Walvis Bay, alongside a Namibian band, Erna Chimu’s Band. The aim is to foster cultural exchanges between the two countries. Albert Bello (guitar) combines being a teacher and performer, having participated in many music festivals, both nationally and internationally, including festivals in France, Greece, Portugal, Argentina and Brazil, and at the same time offers many master classes. Since 2001, he has recorded over 15 albums as a solo artist or as part of a group. He is the director and the main driving force behind the manouche jazz (also known as gypsy jazz) in 2010) and he was the founder, and is the current president, of the Association of Musicians and Fans of Manouche Jazz. Oriol Saña (violin) has vast experi- in various symphonic orchestras, concert halls and at numerous music festivals in Europe and the USA. In addition, his alternative music interests saw him take part in a manouche jazz duo with Albert and in a bluegrass duo with Casey Driessen. Furthermore, he has recorded more than 50 albums. As a result of a whole string of coincidences, Al- stage over ten years ago. During one of his concerts, Albert invited Oriol to join him and they played “Nuages” by Django Reinhardt. From that moment they grew together as musicians becoming one of the key bands performing manouche jazz Spain. During their visit to Namibia the duo will present “Boston Bridges”, an album published in 2016 featuring six pieces by Albert and three other classic manouche jazz songs. On the other hand, Erna Chimu, the Namibian artist chosen for this joint performance, is a well-known Afro-jazz and traditional singer whose second studio REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL album, “Hai Serute” won her NAMAs 2014 awards in three categories. She has performed at various occasions throughout Namibia and in October 2015 at the Night of Festivals in Leicester (United Kingdom). Erna will be performing with her band: Sam Batola (guitar), Jean Pierre Ntsika (bass), Gerson Doeseb (keyboard), Lebohang Mothabeng (drums), Manneckey Khoe- Aob (percussion), Ermelinda Thataone (backing vocals) and Onai Patricia Mutizwa (mbira). The doors for the Warehouse Theatre concert open at 18h00 with the concert starting at 19h00, while at Casa del Mar in Walvis Bay they open at 19h15 with the concert starting at 20h00. Entry to both concerts is free.
NEW ERA Standard Bank home loans grow 34% y-o-y Page 10 Bank digitally this festive season Page 11 INSIDE USINESS This news is your business Hydro-carbons a potential game-changer for growth and transformation Staff Reporter Windhoek With the latest iteration of South Africa’s Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act expected to be completed by the end of 2017 and the Integrated Energy Resource Plan nearing completion, Namibia’s largest trading partner is set to leverage its largely unexplored and underdeveloped oil and gas sector to reignite growth able to drive broad and inclusive participation across its entire economy and arguably that of the region. “Draft policy analysis, especially how government intends to structure hydro-carbons investment to support transformation, holds the potential to successfully unlock growth while deepening participation across the entire economy,” says Khwezi Tiya, Head, Oil and Gas South Africa, for Standard Bank. The depth and cost of both offshore and on-shore hydro-carbon exploration in South Africa means that it is expensive to undertake. Since, historically, few exploration wells have been dug in South Africa, the country “remains relatively under-explored, exhibiting much more closely the characteristics of a frontier hydro-carbons market,” says Tiya. To date, potential investors have Staff Reporter Windhoek Omuriro Firelighters is the third winner of the Sanlam Innovation Works, which is an entrepreneurial project that commenced in November 2014 in partnership with the Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII). Sanlam Innovation Works has opened doors for many business owners of all ages to transform their ideas into real businesses that can plough back to society. This year, only commissioned more easily and cheaply produced seismic tests, avoiding investment in much more conclusive – and costly - drill data from exploration wells. That said, the seismic data that South Africa has assembled to date points to vast potential, especially in the Outeniqua Basin in the South East Cape and shale in the Karoo. Both the eastern and western seaboards also present large hydro-carbon potential which is potentially relevant across the country. This has important implications for broad economic inclusion, especially amongst the historically disadvantaged communities and regions currently excluded from meaningful economic participation. “For investors to invest properly in more expensive drill exploration, however, they require policy certainty. Encouragingly, the impend- Petroleum Resources Development Act looks set to provide exactly this kind of certainty,” says Tiya. In anticipation of the passing of the amended act, and given the scale and complexity of the investment required, corporate activity is already seeing the ‘farming in’ of both local and global capital and resources in anticipation of what is likely to be a game-changing moment in the history of South African development. The sense of expectation is palpable in the industry. the initiative each received N 000 from Sanlam as capital injection into their business. The money was the setting up of their respective ventures. Omuriro Firelighters was awarded as the overall winner for 2017 at the award ceremony held at NBII. Sanlam and NBII said the selection was based on a criterion that assessed the year. The project, which take Boon… Oil and gas drilling, production, storage, distribution and retail, solve a number of growth and social development issues. For instance, more than just security of supply, investment in storage facilities provides banks and other supplier industries a viable new destination for capital and investment. Photo: Contributed place annually, is aimed at equipping Namibian business owners with the necessary skills required to succeed ing entrepreneurship and business development in the country. At the award ceremony, Hilaria Graig: Manager of Marketing and Communications at Sanlam, emphasised the importance of Innovation, stating that it is important because it opens doors to many opportunities such as job creation. She went urged the participants to use the knowledge “Although South Africa is still at least three years away from the start of even the initial build, global majors such as ExxonMobil, Statoil of Norway, ENI of Italy and Total for example have already entered into partnerships to explore and develop South Africa’s oil and gas potential,” says Tiya. While the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act could not come at a better time for South Africa’s low growth economy, it also demonstrates just how important policy is in creating the conditions for the kind of growth that will also drive socio-economic transformation. “Since the historic exclusion of the majority of South Africa’s people from the formal economy has weakened the ability of many South getting more South Africans invested and employed in the country’s emerging hydro-carbons sector is a critical and non-negotiable element of growth,” says Tiya. Making inclusive growth a key element of policy will allow the investment that South Africa’s hydro-carbon industry is likely to attract, “to reverse the current low growth and investment cycle resulting from high concentration broad swathe of the South African population in meaningful economic participation,” he adds. needs are currently being met by a combination of limited domestic imports. South African policymakers are yet to decide whether to support the expansion of the domestic term supply and offtake agreements they gained from the experience to further build their businesses and brands, Graig added that as a company, Sanlam is happy to see its investment in everyday Namibians paying off and the enormous ripple effects such as employment creation coming from this initiative. Also present at the award ceremony was Prof Pio Lumaga , Director of Innovation Design Lab at NBII, who also reiterated the importance of supporting infant businesses and creating opportunities such as this lence, in the Gulf, India and South East Asia for example. Whether distribution network, or enabling the global sales and export of bulk hydro-carbons and re-import and state is well-positioned to empower black industrialists to participate in partnership with international investors in whatever infrastructure build and facilities operation that the development of this industry will require,” explains Tiya. For the time being “we are projecting more than ZAR4 billion of investment in the development of storage facilities over the next four years, which are likely to be black-led projects with international partnerships,” says Tiya. In time, complemented by hydro-carbon re-import, the state’s capacity to drive growth in a way that includes previously economically excluded South Africans in the country’s hydrocarbons industry is vast. Oil and gas drilling, production, storage, distribution and retail, for example, solve a number of growth and social development issues. For instance, more than just security of supply, investment in storage facilities provides banks and other supplier industries in South Africa a viable new destination for capital and investment, with the potential to put South Africa’s ZAR 1.3 trillion corporate cash pile to work. Also, global-scale investment across downstream and upstream will bring new skills, require new capacities and technologies, will create new secondary and service industries and will bring new infrastructure investment into the value chain. This has a huge potential for a mix of skilled - and especially unskilled - job creation across the country. In addition, the scale and diversity of the infrastructure, supplier and services demanded by hydro-carbons create opportunity for a very broad range of investment. Beyond initial investment capital, “storage assets are popular with private equity investors, for example, as they generate income consistently over time. They are very long-lived assets,” explains Tiya. Sanlam announces winner of the Sanlam Innovation Works that help them grow, “Challenges such as lack of access to funding, access to information, training and mentorship are some of the well documented challenges faced by SMEs in general and in Namibia in particular”, he commented adding that, it is only through such initiatives that some of these challenges can be addressed. To date 16 start ups have gone through the innovation works many of which have and continue to create employment for many people around the country.