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New Era Newspaper Thursday March 8, 2018

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12 Inside BUSINESS Thursday, March 8 2018 | NEW ERA Air Namibia celebrates women in aviation Staff Reporter Windhoek As the world celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8 under the theme #PressforProgress, Air Namibia congratulates Elina Nependa, Iria Sheehama and Foonie Kazarako on their achievement as Air Namibia’s first ever female aircraft engineers for the Embraer Jet Namibia some six months ago, and perceived misconceptions Nependa is an aircraft m a i n t e n a n c e e n g i n e e r (planner) and holds a diploma in electrical engineering School in Zimbabwe and an aircraft maintenance aviation Kazarako are aircraft engineers (mechanical) and have aircraft maintenance aviation Air Namibia has in recent years seen a rise in women and now in the maintenance the sector was enabled by the Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) through the Ministry of Works and to pursue their studies in the All three women are proudly Namibian and from previously asked about obstacles they face every day, Nependa said: “Although there are big challenges, we are always determination, we are able to Common qualities seen in the three engineers are that they are team players, have problem solving, and possess became aircraft engineers for First and foremost, they love planes, using their talents What they found to be the icing on the cake was the feeling of belonging to this strong family is to make sure that the aircraft remains airworthy without the aircraft lands and all the passengers have disembarked, book) to check if the pilot or cabin attendant logged anything that is in-operation we do visual checks in and out of the aircraft to make sure there is nothing out of the needs to be done, it is done time without causing any delay to the normal operation women not to be deterred and women to apply for aviation hard work and the will to should also have a passion for aviation, keen interest in problem solving and be ready concluded by saying: “Aviation is a very interesting industry – every day you turn to see Air Namibia aircraft in the sky, you are proud to say, ‘I worked on that aircraft, or I put that aircraft Air Namibia encourages choice today and press for across the globe as they press for progress and celebrate their achievements, while breaking Role model… Founder of Kiyomisandz Beauty Products and the only Namibian on Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list, Sandra Mwiihangele (seated right), being interviewed by Start-Up Grind Windhoek’s director Stacey Pinto. Photo: Contributed Staff Reporter Windhoek Being a good business person requires one to persevere and be committed to your vision, even when things seem to be bleak and no one else believes by Sandra Mwiihangele, founder of Kiyomisandz Beauty Products and the Mwiihangele urges entrepreneurs to persevere was speaking at the second Start-Up was sponsored by Standard Bank, in collaboration with the Windhoek Start-Up Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, Founded in Palo Alto, California, it is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs and a network of Start-Up Grind to success was not a smooth one, encountering failure at the beginning of her career and feelings of inadequacy as she watched her peers excel in their there were nights when I cried … Not I learned things the hard way but that is good because it built my character standards which she has upheld her business to, which subsequently led to her the Forbes Africa accolade, she encouraged local entrepreneurs to ensure that their products are of Furthermore, she suggested that ways such as crowdfunding or bootstrapping to raise funds for their business so as to not start off already “Every successful business person Preparations for Opuwo Trade Fair underway WINDHOEK Preparations are underway for the sixth Sean Makono, assistant in the Opuwo Development Division, told Nampa funds for the event would be held at the Gateway Centre in Windhoek on under the theme ‘Creating opportunity More cultural and traditional activities are part of this year’s trade fair as the intention is to keep the cultural attraction of the region high for tourists Registration for those interested in exhibiting their products and services expected to be spent on this year’s Nampa the event is not about making promoting business opportunities in a well-equipped trade fair centre is piece of land for the trade fair but the rush the construction for this year’s which everyone is looking forward – Nampa

Thursday, March 8 2018 | NEW ERA 13 NEW ERA Inside BUSINESS 13 The new Volvo XC40. Contributed NEW VOLVO XC40 Nissan to unveil new X-Trail s named 2018 European Car of the Year Nissan is about to performance of an accomplished passengers, interior upgrades It also features Nissan Intelligent Intervention. launch the next SUV and the smarts of a hightech multipurpose vehicle. drivers to see more around with a six-year/150,000km that will allow mountain bikes Mobility function that enables The new Nissan X-Trail comes generation of the X-Trail. The new The new Nissan X-Trail comes the kids enjoy the premium them, with premium technology warranty, a three-year/90,000km T model, set for release in coming with a much more powerful feel on long road-trips to the like Intelligent Emergency service weeks, plan and 24-hour has the luxury and engine and space for seven grandparents over the holidays. Braking and Lane Departure roadside assist. or North America. Both the large nounced its commitment to elec- April.” Mahindra has a new bakkie in the market maker. - - - Staff Håkan Reporter Samuelsson, president and - Windhoek tion What Car? - manoeuvre their car into tight Indian car manufacturer, parking spaces. connectivity services and electri- Mahindra, has a new bakkie in the market, which comes with Launches locally next an improved power output of month interior design and storage ideas ment, and looking at the response 103kW in its turbodiesel model segment.” and a new towing capacity of modular vehicle architecture in the doors and under the seats, a 2500 kg. the right track.” It also now features a 6-speed gearbox and new interior that boasts a large six-inch full-colour touchscreen display on the S10 - Double Cab models. On the outside, the new cab/shuttle-application, especially changes are to the front where the grille, headlights, bonnet and home or to their destination.” Tourism Board and are comprehenfoglamps WINDHOEK have all undergone a their business and level the playing substantial redesign. public liability insurance. Frequent The LEFA, new grille the on-demand design is cab - smarter, hailing utilising mobile a glossy application that connects clients that LEFA provide, this terrible vehicle is conducted to maintain accents, to shuttle as and well cab as drivers a more in and customer-base. A customer base provided to our customers. prominent around Windhoek, Mahindra has badge, just signed A previously male-dominated The new Mahindra bakkie dimension to LEFA’s services that while the lower air intake has industry, the sector like many service providers, rather than the cater to Windhoek residents. Photos: Quickpic been reshaped to provide a stronger in the capital. visual integration The shuttle company with Bolder fog lamps are mounted r/min, and sustained to 2,800 r/ LEFA vehicles have all gone the - grille. Black mesh inserts in restyled apertures that are min, ensuring excellent in-gear through a vigorous vetting process Windhoek has chosen to sign up are consistently applied to both linked to the lower edge of the acceleration and superior pulling vice to our customers. All drivers the main grille and the lower air headlights. that and The LEFA redesigned is honoured frontend by their power. intake, creating a more consistent clients can styling is accompanied by The LEFA turbodiesel and get to their engine destination is drivers and shuttle companies, appearance. 16-inch a sedan alloy and wheels. a 14 seat minibus linked to a six-speed manual The headlights on either side The new bakkie has an updated gearbox driving the rear wheels, by NATIS. This is an endorsement that is only issued to drivers our customers to their destination of the grille are also completely 2.2- be litre able four-cylinder to make a real mHawk impact usand cited will also be available with new, with a cleaner, more turbodiesel engine, which makes 4x4 transmission to join the with LEFA low Team range. and add resolute appearance and a new use of a variable geometry The entire range of the Next

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