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New Era Newspaper Thursday November 30, 2017

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14 WOEMA Thursday, November 30 2017 | NEW ERA African talent reigns supreme at Global Technician of the Year Jaguar Land Rover South Africa Technician of the Year winner, Jan Olivier, has been crowned the best Jaguar Land Rover technician in the world. Jan won the coveted award at Jaguar Land Rover’s global Technician of the Year competition, when top technicians from the company’s global markets gathered at the company’s Learning Academy in the UK to put their skills to the test. The best of the best from retailers in 27 countries were put through a gruelling, three-day challenge to see who could demonstrate the best technical knowledge, skill and customer service. Olivier, who is based at Land Rover North Western, in Upington, South Africa beat 45 of his fellow Jaguar Land Rover-trained technicians to be crowned Global Technician of the Year 2017. His grand prize consists of a trip for two to watch Panasonic Jaguar Racing compete in next year’s New York round of the Formula E World Championship, plus a personalised Snap-on toolbox. Jan Olivier, Land Rover North Western, said: “The training I have had in this company really helped me in this process, I used all my skills and learning but never imagined I would win against such tough competition. Jaguar Land Rover is committed to supporting lifelong learning and the Learning Academy offers training to employees at all stages of their careers.” Andy Goy, Global Learning and Development Director, Retailer Operations, said: “The Technicians working in our retailers worldwide are an integral part of our business, and this event celebrates their continuous hard work and amazing talent. We want to create experiences for our customers that they will love for life, and our technicians are key to delivering on this promise. It is with these kinds of events where we can truly celebrate their skills and dedication”. The Global Technician of the Year award is open to Jaguar Land Rover technicians from across its network of 2,600 retailers in 130 countries. Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa, as well as the other global regions, hosts regional competitions for technicians, with winners competing at the global competition. The South African and sub-Saharan Technician of the Year competitions are hosted at the Jaguar Land Rover South Africa Training Academy in Irene, South Africa. This is the same facility where all technicians in South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa receive training based on Jaguar Land Rover’s global training syllabus. Additionally, retailers are required to have technicians who have achieved the highest ensuring customers in all of Jaguar Land Rover’s sub-Sahara Africa markets receive world-class service and expertise. Brian Hastie, Network Operations Director, Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa said: – Jaguar Land Rover New Volvo XC40 en route to southern Africa A line-up of Jeep Wranglers gathered at Dune 7 Jeep club getaway rounds off the year Donna Collins It’s that time of the year when the Namib Desert is beckoning all 4x4 enthusiasts to come and play in the sand, and if you belong to a 4x4 club so much the better. Windhoek members of the Jeep Club Namibia wasted no time in taking the week-end off to head down to the coast for an early break before the big season holidays for a great get together. Altogether a total of 22 Jeep Wranglers from the capital and the two coastal towns gathered at the foot of Dune 7 last Saturday, where they lined-up for photos, socialised and prepared for an exhilarating dune drive. With tyre pressure let down a few bars, low range engaged, drivers and passengers strapped in, the 50 people who gathered were all set for a slow cruise across the thick sandy playground onto Long Beach for a well deserved sun downer. The day’s event was organised by honorary member of the Jeep Club Werner Schaap, who organised day permits from NWR (Namibia Wildlife Resorts), got the guys in check and drove the lead vehicle which laid down the tracks. “Driving the dunes can be dangerous if you don’t know how, to read the desert, so I set the pace in front,” said Schaap, adding that you can easily drive off a slip face and tumble. “We also have a ‘sweep’ vehicle at the back of the convoy, to assist with any drivers who get stuck or have problems.” Schaap who has been driving the dunes for years, said that certain areas between Long Beach and Dune 7 are open to the public, and the trips are well controlled. Werner Schaap, Don Mumbone with Jerry Muadinohamba and Densyl Shilongo of the Jeep Club Namibia got together at Dune 7 this past weekend The ten Jeeps that drove down from Windhoek were brought together by ardent Jeep Wrangler driver and club leader the Jeep Club Namibia, attending almost every event on the annual calendar. This was the fourth event organised for the year, which was down on last year’s Jeep Club Namibia getaway was held at Midgard earlier in the year, followed by two “Topless” outings held in Windhoek and Swakopmund respectively, as well as a 4x4 Training Day in the mountains. The new Volvo XC40, the Swedish car maker’s answer to the popular premium compact SUV segment, is on its way to southern Africa. Due for South African launch in April 2018, the new SUV is set to create yet another stir for the Volvo brand in South Africa where the XC90, S90 and V90 Cross Country have paved the way for new-era Volvo cars. The new SUV will arrive in South Africa with the choice of two trim levels (R-Design and Momentum), two engines (D4 diesel or T5 petrol), and all-wheel drive on all models. Inscription derivatives arrive later in 2018, along with a broader engine line-up which includes a D3 diesel and T3 and T4 petrols, including a selection of all- and front-wheel drive. The new Volvo XC40 brings a breath of fresh Swedish air to the premium compact SUV segment, throwing away the rulebook to create a new motoring experience where individual style meets a functional and supremely minimalistic driving environment. A new evolution of Volvo’s latest design language has resulted in an expressive and unique exterior, while a bespoke interior inherits all of Volvo’s latest design elements, including the revered 9-inch Sensus Connect touch screen and digital instrument cluster. New design elements like the optional contrasting black or white roof, white mirror caps and wheels, Oxide Red leather and ‘Lava’ carpets, which are made from 100% recycled materials, will allow XC40 customers to express a more individualistic style than in other Volvo cars. Functional practicality has also been a major focus on the inside of the XC40, where smart features like a removable rubbish bin, a cubby hole hook, a dedicated smartphone storage area with wireless (inductive) a typically cluttered and sometimes messy car interior The XC40 also introduces the new Care by Volvo subscription model, whereby customers are able to fee which includes the likes of service, maintenance, is under consideration for introduction in South Africa. across the board, the new XC40 will be taking a strong And, as is the case with all Volvo cars in South Africa, Volvo’s class-leading safety features, some of which appealing. The new XC40 range, including all engine and trim derivatives, will retail from about N0 000 to around the mid-N0 000 mark. – Quickpic The Weekend DISCOUNTER All your specials for the weekend, in one section! #TalkToUs Contact Ms. Bernadette Nyambe: Tel: +264 61 208 0318 | Email:

Thursday, November 16 2017 | NEW ERA ADVERTS 15 COURSE on Offer Tender NO: W/ONB/NEPC-001/2017 DIPLOMA IN POLICE MANAGEMENT (NQA Level 5) Applications are now invited for the 2018 Academic Year NEW ERA PUBLICATION CORPORATION PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT UINT TENDER INVITATION TENDER NUMBER: W/ONB/NEPC – 001/2017 This programme includes modules such as: Legal Framework of Policing in Namibia; Intelligence-Led Policing; Strategic Management; Disaster Management Closing date for applications 08 December 2017 For more information contract us on: Tel: +264 61 413 500, Email: TITTLE PRINTING OF NEW ERA AND KUNDANA NEWSPAPERS DESCRIPTION New Era Publication Corporation is requesting tender offers from competent registered companies for the printing of New Era and Kundana newspapers. TENDER DOCUMENT Tender documents are available from 08 November 2017 at the: New Era Publication Corporation, Daniel Tjongarero House, corner of Dr W Kulz and Kerby Streets, Windhoek Finance Department Prior to collecting the Tender Document, a non-re-fundable levy of N$ 1000.00 is payable Financial Controller and Administration Manager Total Namibia (Pty) Ltd invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the above vacancy within the company. The position is based in Windhoek. Duties and Responsibilities: ENQUIRIES DELIVERY ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSION OF TENDER New Era Publication Corporation Procurement Management Unit Tell: 061 - 208 0800 Tender documents must be submitted in a sealed envelope, clearly marked as New Era Publication Corporation, Daniel Tjongarero House, Corner of Dr W Kulz and Kerby Street, Windhoek PCA and Service Station Contribution Accounting Assist in developing and implementing pricing methodology, rebates and discounting policies Monitor and report evolution gross margin Manage appropriation, commitment and liquidation of capital expenditure for marketing investments Manage asset control process Co-ordinate annual budgeting process, result study and long-term plan Compile monthly business review and KPIs Reporting for Pre-flash, Flash and Board Competencies and Qualifications: Bachelor (honours) degree in commerce Chartered Management Accountant 6-8 Years’ experience as a Financial Controller and Administration Manager Applicant MUST have knowledge and experience in the oil industry accounting systems Excellent attention to detail If you possess all of the above, please send a résumé and cover letter to: Closing Date: 8 December 2017 CLOSING DATE AND TIME In a Tender Box at Reception Area 30 November 2017 at 12h00 Opening of Bids at 12h30 a) The Bid Submission form b) Bid Securing declaration c) Priced Activity Schedule d) e) The following document evidence the Labour Act, 2007 details of services under way or contractual committed; and names and address of client who may be contacted for further information on those contracts.

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