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14 WOEMA Thursday, July 6 2017 | NEW ERA Allan slides 'sideways' into First spot at Desert Raceway Donna Collins ‘Lady Luck’ is smiling down at Allan Martin, who drove his lime green and white Hot Rod 16-valve ‘bullet’ into first place, during the past action packed Dirt Track Oval Championships event held at the Walvis Bay Desert Raceway. Allan, is currently leading the 2017 Dirt Oval championships in his class, and with his competitive streak, is hoping to secure the trophy at the end of the season, but with a few more surprises up his sleeve. The event brought over 30 competitors to the track, and a full programme of racing, but for Allan who has been leading the season’s scoreboard in the Hot Rod category it was a dramatic race, as he pipped his rival Jan Everson to the post that literally saw sparks fly. Gino Meyer clinched the number one spot in the thunderous V8 division with Roberto Schneider and Johnny Doeseb in second and third respectively. Michale Behnke led the 8-Valve Class with Zachary Martin tailing a close second and Frank Burruso in third. Dirk Kotze Jr took the Quad category. ‘Woema’ caught up with the busy Walvis Bay businessman who is no stranger to the motorsport scene, having started competing over seven years ago, and describes himself as being completely passionate about motorsport. Allan claims to be the only competitor in the country who is competing in all four motorsport codes, namely dirt ovals, rally, circuit racing and drag racing, and the multitalented ‘petrol head’ says he is aiming to clinch at least two titles this year, if he works really hard. But it doesn’t stop at this. Allan owns a fleet of four souped-up high performance cars, each one modified for the different task ahead. On the oval track you’ll find Martin behind the wheel of his Hot Rod Corsa body, powered by a 13B Rotary engine. On the rally scene, he’s amongst the front runners in a state-of-theart Polo S200o 4x4, and if you bump into him at the Tony Rust Raceway, he’ll be racing his Golf5 GTi rocket. All these high performance cars are colour coded his statement lime green and white combination, bearing the name “Sideways” on them. Ironically the name “Sideways” was born after he did a photo shoot with one of his cars, for a speed and sound magazine in South Africa a while back. The guys referred to his car as being an “Outsider” - which gave rise to “Sideways”, which is an apt description of Allan in action at the Desert Raceway. The only one that is different from the pack is his metallic royal blue Skyline RB, which he drags, but is planning on rebuilding the car to get up better times, since drag racing is becoming very competitive and the guys are Sparks flew as Allan Martin raced into first place during the past Oval track race held at the Walvis Bay Desert Raceway. Allan Martin (right) is one of Namibia’s most multi talented motorsport competitors who rallies, races, drags and races dirt ovals where he is currently leading the Hot Rod category on the championship scoreboard. putting some ‘mean machines’ on the strip. Over the years Allan has clinched numerous championship titles, which included being crowned Rally champ in 2013, and held the Dirt Oval title for three successive years, as well as Photos: Donna Collins being the fastest car on the drag strip. “I just love doing what I do, and the more cars and events I race, the more I am able to participate in,” who added he would race every week-end if he could. Allan is also preparing his rally car, to take part in his first rally of the season, which is being held in Swakopmund on 15 July, and sponsored by Steckels Toyota. Liezl Brockerhof (left), Quality Manager, Land Rover Windhoek and Adv. Bience Gawanas at the launch of the Hope Crosses Ant Terrain project in Windhoek. Photo: Contributed Hope crosses any terrain with Land Rover and Namibia Red Cross Staff Reporter Windhoek Land Rover is always searching for innovative ways to showcase the real meaning of going Above & Beyond. Hope Crosses Any Terrain (HCAT) is an initiative started by Land Rover South Africa with the aim to help people make more of their world, through mobilizing the generosity of ordinary South Africans and to bring hope to thousands. The initiative is now adopted for Namibia by Land Rover Windhoek, working in partnership with the Namibia Red Cross. Land Rover Windhoek will be the primary collection points for donated items, while the Red Cross will distribute these items to the most vulnerable and needy. After consultation with the Namibia Red Cross, the pilot project will support two worthy causes in Namibia. The first is to restore and uplift the dignity of teenage Namibian girls by providing the Namibia Red Cross with items to fill a Dignity Pack. A Dignity Pack consists of a bar of soap, a face cloth, sanitary towels, toothpaste and a toothbrush. The plight of Namibian teenage girls missing school because they do not have access to basic feminine hygiene products has been the subject of news broadcasts recently. This particular subject is very close to the heart of Adv, Bience Gawanas, Chair of the Namibia Red Cross Governing Board. Addressing the media, she said, “No girl child should be humiliated because of a lack of sanitary pads or miss school because she has no sanitary pads. It is one of the contributing factors as to why young girls drop out of school, let us play a part in empowering and protecting the dignity of the girl child the girl child by donating sanitary pads.” The second cause is to assist the most vulnerable and needy individuals in Namibia with anything that we can collect; clothes, blankets, tinned food, non-perishable food items, toys, crayons, colouring books. Just one item can make a really big difference. Look out for the Hope Crosses Any Terrain collection boxes at Land Rover Windhoek in Independence Avenue. The boxes are co-branded with Land Rover and the Namibia Red Cross and are the official receptacles for the items collected for the HCAT project. One collection point for all donated items is at the Land Rover New Vehicle Showroom at 444 Independence Avenue in Windhoek. There will be a second collection point at the Service Department. Customers of Land Rover as well as the general public are encouraged to contribute whatever they can. The Hope Crosses Any Terrain Project will span a two month period, ending on 31 August 2017. A Land Rover Discovery Sport has been branded to bring even more awareness to this very worthy cause while serving as another point for collection both in the showroom and at any opportunity outside of the showroom environment. “While this is only the pilot project, both Land Rover Windhoek and Namibia Red Cross are committed to working together to make this an annual project for many years to come, concluded Hayley Allen, Marketing Manager Land Rover Windhoek. All new Volvos from 2019 will be electric or hybrid When it comes to the electrification of the car, Volvo is boldly putting its money where its mouth is. On Wednesday the Swedish car company, which is owned by China’s Geely, announced that all new models launched from 2019 onwards will either be fully electric or hybrids, meaning that in the not too distant future you won’t be able to buy a Volvo that’s powered solely by an internal combustion engine. Strictly speaking this won’t happen in 2019, as models introduced before then will still be available with conventional powertrains, possibly until the end of their life cycles. Nor does it mean that the company plans to phase out internal combustion engines any time soon, just that eventually all petrol and diesel engines will be mated to an electric motor in one way or another. The upmarket hybrids, as per today’s ‘Twin Engine’ T8 models, will feature larger battery packs offering plug-in functionality for all-electric city commuting, while the more affordable cars won’t offer that perk as they’ll be “mild” hybrids with 48 volt power systems. At the upper end of the range will be five new full electric vehicles, to be launched by 2021, including two high-performance, Tesla-chasing Polestarbadged cars. This follows last month’s announcement that Polestar will become a separately-branded division focused solely on fast electric cars. Volvo sees its 2019 strategy as game changer, putting electrification at the core of its future plans and giving it one of the broadest electrified car offerings in the business. “This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion enginepowered car,” said Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson. “Volvo Cars has stated that it plans to have sold a total of one million electrified cars by 2025. When we said it, we meant it. This is how we are going to do it.” Volvo added that it also plans to ensure that its manufacturing facilities are “climate-neutral” by 2025. - IOL Motoring All new Volvo models launched from 2019 onwards will either be fully electric or hybrids. Photo: IOL Motoring

Thursday, July 6 2017 | NEW ERA PUBLIC INVITATION ADVERT ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF NAMIBIA 15 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR LUXURY INVESTMENTS 192 (PTY) LTD. MINING OPERATIONS IN OTWANI, KUNENE REGION JSI Consultancy and Construction cc hereby give notice to all Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) that an application will be submitted to the Environmental Commissioner in terms of the Environmental Management Act (No 7 of 2007) and the Environmental Regulations (2012) for the following: Project Name: Mining Operations in Luxury Investments 192 (Pty) Ltd mining claims 69776 – 69781 Project Location: Otwani, Opuwo, Kunene Region Project Description/Nature: Extraction and processing of copper sulphate ore concentrate in Luxury Investments 192 (Pty) Ltd mining claims in Otwani. Project Proponent: Luxury Investments 192 (Pty) Ltd Public meeting: Venue: Otwani Settlement Date: Monday, 17 July 2017 Time: 12:00 All Interested and Affected parties are hereby invited to register and submit all their comments, concerns and suggestions in writing or request the Background Information Document (BID) regarding the project to: Email: on or before Friday 14 July 2017. Monday, 3 July 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Swakopmund Town (Ferdinand Stich Str 4) 13:00-18:00 ____________________________ Tuesday, 4 July 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Walvis Bay NAMBTS (Behind Welwitschia Medi-park) 13:00-18:00 ____________________________ Wednesday, 5 July 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Rehoboth Town (St Mary’s Hospital) 13:00-17:30 Shoprite (Walvis Bay) 10:00-15:00 ____________________________ Thursday, 6 July 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-18:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Pick ‘n Pay (Walvis Bay) 10:00-15:00 ____________________________ Friday, 7 July 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Guan’s Packaging (Walvis Bay) 09:00-13:00 ____________________________ NOTICE TO POTENTIAL SUPPLIERS RE: REQUEST FOR THE SUBMISSION OF COMPANY PROFILE FOR POSSIBLE PROVISION OF GOODS, SERVICES AND WORKS TO THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF NAMIBIA 1. Purpose To obtain company profile from suppliers in conducting business with the Secretariat in respect of the supplying of goods, services and works to be procured throughout 2017/2018 financial year. Companies are requested to submit the relevant documentation and clearly indicate the types of goods, services and works which they are rendering and it should correspond with the nature of business stated in their founding or amended statement. 2. THE NEEDS OF THE SECRETARIAT FOR THE 2017/2018 FINANCIAL YEAR ARE AS FOLLOWS: 2.1 Goods: a. Supply of newspaper, periodicals, books, subscriptions and media publicity b. Stationaries/General Office supplies c. Cleaning Materials and cleaning services; d. Maintenance, Equipment, Tools and related materials and supplies; e. Supply of Uniforms; f. Computer supplies and related goods g. Supply of Data and Communication network and related equipment; h. Supply of Cell phones, IPads, 4Gs and computer accessories; i. Supply of Promotional Items; j. Supply of Refreshments; k. Office Furniture and related materials l. Hygiene related supplies; m. Special stationery and equipment for Visually and hearing impaired; and 2.2 CONSULTANCY SERVICES a. Engineering; b. Electrical; c. Mechanical; d. Review of policy and legislation e. Development of reports, materials and education guides f. Research/Surveys 2.3 NON- CONSULTANCY SERVICES: a. Air Ticket; Transport; Laundry Services b. Air conditioners and Fire Extinguishers; Security; c. Provision of Printing Services d. Production services (radio and tv adverts) e. Translation services f. Printing/reprinting of materials into Braille and sign language g. Advertisements h. Catering Services and Catering Equipment; Decorations; i. Short Training Courses, Symposiums Workshops, Accommodation; j. Rental of photocopiers; Refuse removal; Customs Clearance; k. Evaluators; l. Supply of Computer Equipment Such as 4Gs, computer, printer, Projectors; shredder machine, m. Computer system hardware, software, licensing and maintenance; n. Provision and maintenance of network equipment including wireless equipment; o. Supply and maintenance of security surveillance and monitoring system; p. Digitization of localized e- content, implementation and Training; q. Provision of ICDL training and assessment for Educational Institutions; r. Provision and strengthening of shared access services and internet connectivity; Website and portal hosting, development and administration services; s. Maintenance of information system; and hiring of PA Sound system and related equipment. t. Office/property rental u. Branding and Mass Communication 2.4 WORKS a. Renovation’s and Repairs b. Operational Equipment; c. Office Equipment d. Servicing of Elevators; e. Civil Engineering; f. Electrical; g. Mechanical; h. Pest Control; 2.5 MANDATORY DOCUMENTS: NB! The documents outlined below are mandatory in order to be eligible to participate: a. A valid Company Registration Certificate; b. An original valid goods standing Tax Certificate; c. An Original valid good standing Social Security Certificate; d. A valid Affirmative Action Compliance Certificate, Proof from Employment Equity Commissioner is affirmation that the Service Provider is not a relevant employer, or exemption issued in terms of e. Section 42 of the Affirmative Action Act 1998; f. A written undertaking as contemplated in Section 138 (2) of the Labour Act, 2007; and g. A certificate indicating SME Status (for Bids reserved for SMEs) The Public Entity shall have the rights to: Ask for clarification from the potential supplier (s) on any matter which in the opinion of the public entity requires such clarification and Reserve the right to reject to all company profile which does not adhere to the above mentioned. Closing date for submission: 27 July 2017 Time: 11h00 NB: Profiles are to be submitted in sealed envelopes and should be submitted at the Electoral Commission of Namibia: Van Rhijn Street, Windhoek North, 2 nd Floor Room no. 259 Enquiries: Ms.: H. Shoombe 061 376215 Mr: D. Hekemo 061 37620

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