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New Era Newspaper Thursday April 26, 2018

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14 WOEMA Thursday, April 26 2018 | NEW ERA Old Wheelers builds museum to preserve motoring heritage Donna Collins The old Wheelers Club Windhoek (oWC) must boast one of the most outstanding collection of pristine vintage cars, pick-up’s and bikes in southern africa, which is arguably the envy of every car loving enthusiast out there. as such, plans are going strong to raise funds for the completion of an old Wheeler national Motoring Museum, to be situated on the premises of the club in Rugby Road, olympia, with the aim to preserve namibia’s motoring history for generations to come. Following the successful fundraising campaign to build NEW ERA PUBLICATION CORPORATION PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT UINT the old Wheelers Club House a few years back, members are aiming to match this with an equally successful museum on the property with their ‘buy-a-brick’ campaign. They are hoping to reach their target of n million to complete the sizeable 100 sq metre building. new Era spoke to steve Hirst, (oWC Chairperson and founder member) who explained that the site was cleared and fenced by mid last year, and by the last quarter building of the foundations and structure had begun. Currently the museum is taking shape and being roofed, but there is a huge drive to raise - is expected the museum will be completed by the end of the year. “anyone can contribute towards this amazing project, and our new fundraising ‘brick sales’ books for the completion of our museum are available and can be obtained from our Club Manager,” said Hirst. “The Museum plans to exhibit the motoring heritage of namibia, including the 1890’s ox Wagon, some old machinery and of course vintage models, which will be a revolving display to keep up the interest and momentum going,” he explained. “We have over 300 vehicles registered with the club with the oldest vehicle a 1927 Dodge, restored to mint conditions, plus a Buick which is one of a few left in the world. “Most of these old timers are actively involved in our annual rallies and functions, but the entries to events are usually limited as owners can only drive one vehicle at a time, since some members have a collection of up to 20 old timers.” He also said that the club has classic cars that are very rare and beautifully restored, but there is a growing concern about the number of cars that leave the country because it is easy to buy our old timers and get export permits. Collectors around the world see namibia as an easy target to “poach” our classic beauties because of the attractive exchange prices, but it is near to impossible to bring them in because of the strict naTis legislation. This, he said, is hurting the collectors in namibia. “The club has been joined by three BMW Motorcycle Club and land Rover owners Club namibia who “The old Wheelers Club house has become a very popular venue in Windhoek attracting a lot of social events, with an excellent kitchen, a one of a kind atmosphere plus a growing demand for functions and vehicle launches. With an active 2018 events calendar already in full swing, this includes Bonnets-Up’s displays at the club house open to non-members, as well as rallies, breakfast runs, outings, to mention some. This year is looking good for the old Wheelers Club, which was established in 1986 by 26 old car enthusiasts who got together to form a Club with the aim of encouraging the interest, ownership, use, restoration and preservation of motor vehicles older than 25 years to promote competitions, exhibitions and other activities. of the founder members, ten are still members today and the membership has subsequently grown to over 500 members. some of the club members offer a chauffeur driven service with their old Wheelers, and Jaguar Mk2, 1974 Buick sedanet, Coupe, 1947 Chevrolet Fleetline, and so many more classic beauties in the old Wheeler Club vintage collection. The old Wheelers Club is the FiVa (Federation international Vehicles ancient) and members of The Museums association of namibia (Man). TENDER INVITATION TENDER NUMBER: SC/RP/NEPC-01/2018 TITTLE DESCRIPTION TENDER DOCUMENT Provision of Company Secretary Services KHOMAS REGIONAL COUNCIL SUBJECT: NOTICE FOR SELECTION FOR AWARD: ENQUIRIES DELIVERY ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSION OF TENDER CLOSING DATE AND TIME Or a) The Bid Submission form DESCRIPTION: ANNUAL BIDS NO. W/ONB/KRC- DWM-37/2018 CIVIL MAINTENANCE AND W/ONB/ KRC-DWM-19/2018 ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE FOR GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS FOR THE PERIOD OF 01 APRIL 2018 TO 31 ST MARCH 2020. (a) (b) Kindly note in terms of section 55 of the Public Procurement Act, 2015 (Act no. 15 of 2015), the companies applied for the above mention bids numbers has been selected for the award under subsection (4) of that section. Selected and un-selected company names to be viewed on the KRC website address: www.khomasrc.gov.na You are informed that in the absence of any application for the review of the selection for the award referred to in paragraph (a) within 7 days of this notice, the accounting officer of the Khomas Regional Council will award the contract to your companies. (c) The period of 7 days referred to in paragraph (b) start on 24 April 2018 and ends on 03 rd May 2018. Yours Sincerely, ____________________ Mr C.M. Mafwila - Chief Regional Officer

Thursday, April 26 2018 | NEW ERA WOEMA 15 Wesbank and Africa Commercial Vehicles team up to assist vulnerable Staff Reporter Windhoek Wesbank recently partnered with Africa Commercial Vehicles Authorised Dealer of Iveco South Africa in a project that is expected to enhance the lives of children at the Zanele Mbeki Primary and Day Care Centre, a registered Educational Institution with the Ministry of Education. Here they offer pre-school services not only to the children of self-employed parents and the general populace in the Katutura community but also to orphans and disadvantaged Namibian children. FNB Namibia’s Manager for Corporate Social responsibility, Revonia Kahivere said that the smart partnership agreement between Wesbank and Africa Commercial Vehicles forms part of FNB Namibia’s effort to create a better world together. “Our vision of nancial services group creating a better world”, is made real daily through strategic partnership agreements and The partnership involves Front row, left to right: Antoinette Short, Mudzikati Chipo (Principal), Veronica Avula, Jessica Kelber, Johan van Wyk, Narine Kahmann, Jeanrie van der Merwe and Emma Venter. Back row, from left: Ees, Gunther Wilckens, Ralph van Wyk, Revonia Kahivere, Urban Liyerenge and Ebby Hamukwaya. Photo: Contributed a vegetable garden for the Zanele Mbeki Private School as well as a sturdy jungle gym. Revonia added that there was no greater asset than the people of our nation and their welfare is the foundation on which Wesbank based its philosophy and work. “The escalating demand for food has reached crisis point in our country and requires strategic assistance from Government, the private sector and every Namibian citizen. We wish to thank Africa Commercial Vehicles for approaching us to be part of nation building and we applaud the Zanele Mbeki Private School for investing in the lives of the surrounding communities.” Jano van Wyk, General Manager of Africa Commercial Vehicles stressed that their mission is to change the lives of communities and that community involvement is very important to the company. “Our focus for 2018 is to implement projects that sustainable difference. As part of our community involvement goal for 2018, we approached Wesbank within their environmental sector inspired by #itsup2us and the viral video produced and shared by Ees. We believe we can make a real difference through supporting the Zanele Mbeki Primary and Day Care Centre and consequently Africa Commercial Vehicles repaired and reinforced the Jungle Gym to make it safe for the children to play on. We also removed the rubble to clear an area where we planted fruit trees. Wesbank re-established and transformed the vegetable garden to make it sustainable in order to provide food for the children of the Havana Community.” Ees and his team will be producing a video to share the transformation of the sustainable difference made at the Zanele Mbeki Primary and Day Care Centre. Volvo S90 Ambience Concept connects with your senses Volvo Cars this week revealed the S90 Ambience Concept, an that synchronises visuals, sound The S90 Ambience Concept, which makes its public debut at the Beijing Auto Show in China, is based on Volvo’s top-of-the-line S90 Excellence three-seater executive sedan and focuses on chauffeured passengers in the rear seat. The passengers can personalise the car’s atmosphere by using the intuitive smartphone app to choose one of seven visual themes synchronised with audio and scent. “The Ambience Concept rede- material choices, creating a car that connects with your senses,” said Robin Page, head of design at Volvo Cars. “The design explores how people feel inside the car and mood and well-being.” The visual element transforms the car ceiling according to the selected theme – including Northern Lights, Scandinavian Forest, Swan Lake, Archipelago and Rain – each providing a different mood scaling from relaxing to invigorating. There is also a Nocturnal theme for resting and Freedom gives a boost of fresh and uplifting energy. The synchronised audio plays through the car’s Bowers and Wilkins premium sound system, which includes small tweeters in the headrest for an immersive sound experience. Each theme is matched with one of four bespoke scents, created by Byredo, which deploys simultaneously from a portal in the centre console. “We’re known for our humancentric approach to design and as an industry leader in advanced safety technology,” Robin Page said. “Ambience reinforces this and shows our broader focus on human care, which starts with safety and also extends to general well-being.” While the S90 Ambience is launching as a concept, Volvo Cars has the ambition to make it available in S90 Excellence production cars, to enhance its Excellence offer, especially in China. In 2017, Volvo sold more than contribution to the company’s fourth consecutive year of record sales and growth. China is Volvo Cars’ largest single market and the company’s biggest marketplace for the S90 sedan. “The Ambience Concept was created primarily for the China market and provides a contrast to China’s sometimes hectic city environments,” said Martin Andersson, senior commercial product manager at Volvo Cars’ Special Vehicles department, which is responsible for the Excellence range. “The S90 Ambience Concept will VACANCIES Vacanc The Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (“NAMFISA; the Authority”) is an independent Namibia, and to give sound advice to the Minister of Finance. the following positions: MANAGER: ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING & INSPECTIONS (RE-ADVERTISEMENT) MANAGER: PENSION FUNDS & FRIENDLY SOCIETIES INTERNAL AUDITOR Interested candidates are invited to visit the NAMFISA website for more information. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and no documents will be returned. No faxed applications will be accepted. CLOSING DATE: THURSDAY, 3 MAY 2018 Passengers can personalise the car’s atmosphere by using a smartphone app to choose one of seven visual themes synchronised with audio and scent. Photo: Volvo SA

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