5 months ago

New Era Newspaper Thursday February 1, 2018

  • Text
  • Windhoek
  • Namibia
  • February
  • Namibian
  • Kuna
  • Ntani
  • Ministry
  • African
  • Procurement
  • Learners


10 NEWS Thursday, February 1 2018 | NEW ERA Photos: Emmency Nuukala and John Muyamba Unsanitary… With the outbreak of Hepatitis E and cholera in the informal settlements of Windhoek, Aune Shikongo says residents have no choice, but to continue living in unhygienic circumstances they situated next to a dumping site and there are no proper water facilities New base... Tough times.. Welcome back... First Lady Monica Geingos welcomes President 30th African Union (AU) summit which concluded on Monday in Addis RIP Comrade... wreath on the grave of the late heroine Rosalia Nghidinwa who was laid Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader McHenry Homeless... On Sunday evening over 50 people who occupied 26 shacks located in Okuryangava; because according to the municipality

NEW ERA 6 ways to fund your start-up business Page 12 Page 14 INSIDE USINESS his news is your business Rössing Uranium appoints first female general manager: operations Windhoek Rössing Uranium Limited’s managing director Werner Liezl Davies has been appointed as the mine’s general manager of operations. to hold the position in the mine’s more than 41 years of operations. She will be taking over from Martin Tjipita, as from February 1, who will be leaving Rössing to take up a senior executive role of leading the Namibian operations of an international company involved in the resources sector. Davies, a born Namibian, studied industrial psychology, specialising in human resources management, and started her career at TransNamib, and then joined Namdeb and De Beers Marine in various human resource- on training and development, organisational effectiveness, performance management and strategic planning. She joined Rössing in July 2012 as manager: organisational effectiveness and in 2013 became the manager: business improvement. In August 2014 Davies was tasked to take up the manager: processing role to lead the plant and processing department, with the aim to develop optimal processing operational plans Davies moved to her current role of manager: productivity in October 2016 where she was responsible to oversee the portfolio of improvement work that is designed to achieve sustainable production. With over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry, Davies is extremely passionate about making a difference and contributing to people’s lives in a positive manner. Rössing Uranium is part of the Rio Tinto Group which secured the rights to the Rössing deposit in 1966. Ten years later, in 1976, Rössing Uranium, mine began operating and celebrated its 40th year of production in 2016. Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. mining and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt) and iron ore. The group’s activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. JOHANNESBURG Mobile company Vodacom said on Wednesday its group revenue rose 6.7 percent to R22.6 billion in the quarter ended December 2017. Vodacom said it added 2.5 million active customers during the quarter; 1.6 million in South Africa and 0.9 million in its international operations. This saw it reach 73.6 million active customers across the group, up 13.0 percent year on year. “Our strategy of sustained investment in our network and improving customer experience has delivered solid gains in customer numbers in South Africa, and driven growth in our International operations,” Group CEO Shameel Joosub said. Vodacom said it continued to invest heavily in communication infrastructure in South Africa, both to increase the reach of its data and voice services and to service the growing demand for data. “During this quarter, our capital Ever-expanding… Photo: Contributed expenditure of R2.3 billion was focused on maintaining our best network advantage, as well as enhancing our IT systems and deep learning machine capabilities,” it said. The company said its marketleading network had now reached 77.6 percent 4G population coverage, while 3G covered 99.4 percent of the population. On the regulatory front in South Africa, it would submit a detailed response to the department of telecommunications and postal services regarding its proposed amendments to the Electronic Communications Act. “We remain of the opinion that a hybrid between what is currently in place and the proposed Wholesale Open Access Network addresses the government’s transformation mandate and will have a greater impact on driving down the cost to communicate for customers compared with the proposed amendments to the Electronic Communications Act,” it said. - Nampa/ANA

New Era

New Era Newspaper Vol 22 No 167