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New Era Newspaper Tuesday February 27, 2018

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  • Namibia
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10 ADVERTS Tuesday, February 27 2018 | NEW ERA NOTICE FOR PUBLIC MEETING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT Africa Planning Forum cc (APF) hereby give notice to all potentially Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) that an application will be made to Environmental Commissioner in terms of the Environmental Management Act (No 7 of 2007) and the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (GN 30 of 6 February 2012) for the following: PROJECT NAME: Construction and operation of a Service Station on Erf 4254, Khorixas Extension 1 and a shopping complex and related activities on Erf 4255, Khorixas Extension 1, Khorixas, Kunene Region PROJECT LOCATION: Khorixas Extension 1, Kunene Region, Namibia PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proponent is of the intention to construct and operate a Service Station on Erf 4254, Khorixas Extension 1. The proponent further intends to construct a shopping complex on the adjacent Erf 4255, Khorixas Extension 1. The erven on which the proposed service station and shopping complex will be located and situated adjacent to each other in the neighbourhood of Khorixas Extension 1. The erven are zoned for “Service Station” and “Business” purposes respectively and thus are in line with the land use requirements in terms of the Khorixas Town Planning Scheme. The subject environment impact on the environment as the area has been earmarked for urban development. PROJECT INVOLVEMENT: Proponent: Lazarus Kunugab Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP): Africa Planning Forum (APF) Public meeting date: Wednesday, 28 February 2018 Time: 15H00 Venue: Eddie Bowie Primary School Hall, Khorixas REGISTRATION OF I&APs AND SUBMISSION OF COMMENTS: In line with Namibia’s Environmental Management Act (No. 7 of 2007) and EIA regulations (GN 30 of 6 February 2012), all I&APs are hereby invited to register and submit their comments, concerns or questions in writing via: Email: stephanie@apf.com.na Fax: 061 271 228 or Tel: 061 271 220 on or before 6 March 2018. NOTICE FOR PUBLIC MEETING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT Africa Planning Forum cc (APF) hereby give notice to all potentially Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) that an application will be made to the Environmental Commissioner in terms of the Environmental Management Act (No 7 of 2007) and the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (GN 30 of 6 February 2012) for the following: PROJECT NAME: Township Establishment of Tulaing Estate Proper and Tulaing Estate Extension 1, Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa Region. PROJECT LOCATION: Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa Region PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project will comprise the Township Establishment on Consolidated Portion X (Comprising of the Remaining Extent of the Farm Hangover No 773 and Portion A of the Farm Kranzfontein) Grootfontein to be known as Tulaing Estate Proper and the Township Establishment on Portion B of the Farm Ackerbau No 3 to be known as Tulaing Estate Extension 1. Grootfontein by widening the choice and quality of living at Grootfontein by creating a new low density “Rural Estate” development to the north of Grootfontein. Tulaing Estate Proper is to comprise of approximately 99 erven to be zoned for Residential Estate, Business, Light Industrial, Institutional, Special, Agricultural, Private Open Space and Public Open Space purposes. Tulaing Estate Extension 1 is to comprise of approximately 197 erven to be zoned for Residential Estate, Business, Institutional, Special, Undetermined and Public Open Space purposes. Streets are to be created within both townships. PROJECT INVOLVEMENT: Proponent: Tulaing Properties (Pty) Ltd Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP): Africa Planning Forum (APF) Public Meeting date: Thursday, 1 March 2018 Time: 16H00 Venue: Grootfontein Show Hall REGISTRATION OF I&APs AND SUBMISSION OF COMMENTS: In line with Namibia’s Environmental Management Act (No. 7 of 2007) and EIA regulations (GN 30 of 6 February 2012), all I&APs are hereby invited to register and submit their comments, concerns or questions in writing via: Email: stephanie@apf.com.na; Fax: 061 271 228 or Tel: 061 271 220 on or before 6 March 2018. Monday, 26 February 2018 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, 27 February 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Walvis Bay Town (Behind Welwitschia Medi-park) 13:00-18:00 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Rundu Town (Shopping Mall Shoprite) 10:00-16:00 Thursday, 1 March 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-18:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Langer Heinrich Uranium Mine 10:00-15:00 Friday, 2 March 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Spar/Wimpy (Swakopmund) 10:00-15:00 VILLAGE COUNCIL INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) Sponsored by: PROCUREMENT REFERENCE No IFB TITLE DESCRIPTION W/ONB/TVC – 02/2018 CONSTRUCTION OF WATER RETICULATION SERVICES PHASE 3 AT EXTENSION 1, IN TSANDI VILLAGE COUN- Bids are invited through Open Advertised Bidding (OAB) procedures for Construction of Water Reticulation System for Tsandi Extension 1 Phase 3 and the invitation is open to all Namibian bidders. N.B* Bid Security Amount is N,000.00 CLOSING DATE & TIME PRE-BID MEETING BIDDING DOCUMENTS LEVY (non-refundable) ENQUIRIES TECHNICAL ENQUIRIES PROCUREMENT MARKED & DELIVERY ADDRESS Thursday, 29th March 2018 at 11:00Hrs. Tuesday 6th March 2018, 11:00 Available as from Tuesday 27th February 2018 at Finance Department, Tsandi Village Council, ERF 80, Tsandi Proper, Tsandi. N0.00 payable by cash to cashier at Tsandi Village Council, Tsandi. Mr. L. Mapara / Mr. T. Z. Mwoyosvi Dolphin Engineering Consultants & Project Managers (Ongwediva) Tel: (065) 238 115 Fax: (065) 238 115 Cell: 0811288240 / 0812 298 652 Email: dolphinconsult@iway.na Ms. Agrippina N Shikongo Tel: (065) 258030/42 Fax: (065) 258057 Email: info@tsandivc.com.na “CONSTRUCTION OF WATER RETICULATION SERVICES PHASE 3 AT EXTENSION 1, IN TSANDI VILLAGE COUNCIL” Procurement Management Unit Tsandi Village Council, ERF 80 Tsandi Proper P. O Box 373, Tsandi, Namibia NB* Client is not obliged to take the highest or lowest bidder EXTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT FOREMAN CEMETERIES, PARKS, SPORT STADIUMS AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS (PATTERSON BAND C4) NOTICE NO: 3/2018 The Otjiwarongo Municipality as an equal opportunity employer invites all interested candidates who have the necessary qualifications and experience to apply for the above-mentioned vacancy. All applications should reach the office of the Corporate Services and Human Resources on or before 19th MARCH 2018 PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To be responsible for ensuring that activities and operations of the parks, stadiums, public building and cemeteries comply with all related legislative and standards. This position will also be involved with supervision, directing and monitoring the daily activities of all staff within the respective division. KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: sustained fields funerals MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENT: advantage COMMENCEMENT DATE: The successful candidate is expected to commence with duty on 01 st June 2018 *** PLEASE NOTE: No documents will be returned and only short listed candidates will be notified. Corporate Services and Human Resources Municipal Offices 2 Kreft Street Private Bag 2209 2018.02.22 OTJIWARONGO

NEW ERA asset management arm Page 12 Page 13 INSIDE USINESS This news is your business Crypto-currency good alternative but not safe Windhoek Although a good alternative to technological savvy consumers, the cryptocurrencies is not as safe as it is touted to be and it is prone to hacking and therefore it is potentially vulnerable. This is the view expressed by Dr. Joachim Bald, a consultant based at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, who spoke at a public lecture on crypto currencies. The Bank of Namibia organised “unpack opportunities and risks presented by the ongoing craze around crypto-currencies as well as the block chain technology which underpins virtual currencies.” Bald said that contrary to popular beliefs that the block chain is a safe medium, the innovation has been hacked before and therefore it is potentially vulnerable. “The trading venues and exchanges are shockingly amateurish accompanied by crashes and huge spreads everywhere,” he said. Bald is of the opinion that because of the high volatility of crypto-currencies they are bound to crush. “They are a straight-up ‘pump and dump’ Ponzi scheme,” he said. Rising commodity prices may have revived enthusiasm for African resources, but it’s unlikely to be the old mainstays of coal and iron ore pulling crowds next week as the mining industry meets in Cape Town. The electric-vehicle boom and shifting industrial demand have transformed formerly niche metals -- from lithium and cobalt to praseodymium and neodymium -- into the hot new drawcards of African mining. Far smaller and cheaper than the gargantuan mine, port and rail developments pursued by the likes of BHP Billiton Ltd. and Rio Tinto Group during the last boom, these next-generation mines may stand a better chance of success. From Congo to Namibia and Niger to Ivory Coast, mining juniors are scrambling to stake lithium ground ahead of expected surging demand for rechargeable batteries. Mining investor Adonis Pouroulis’s Desert Lion Energy Inc. has acquired exploration ground in western Namibia, while Australia’s AVZ Minerals Ltd. rallied 1,500 percent last year on a promise to recast a remote, century-old tin project in the Congo as one of the world’s biggest hard-rock lithium mines. Lithium carbonate prices about doubled in the past two years, according to data from notion that virtual currencies are a form of money, arguing that the essential functions of money that Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Traditionally sold to steel mills and the lubricants industry, graphite is lithium-ion batteries needed to power new electric vehicles like Tesla Inc’s Model 3. Australia’s Syrah Resources Ltd. in November started shipments from what it says is the world’s largest deposit, located in northern Mozambique. Although the world’s biggest commodity trader, Glencore Plc, was drawn to the Democratic Republic of Congo for its copper, by-product cobalt has become the star performer. Prices for the metal, another key component in electricvehicle batteries, have tripled in the last two years and Glencore is moving to capitalize on the growing demand. It will more than double its cobalt production in the central African country to at least 58,000 tons by 2019, approximately 40 percent of global supply. Struggling commodities trader Noble Group Ltd. surprised metal market watchers in November with of being a medium of exchange, a store of value and a unit of account may not be present in cryptocurrencies. a 12 million-pound ( million) investment in a rare-earth project in Malawi. The owner, Mkango Resources Ltd., says its deposits of neodymium and praseodymium will be used in magnets for products such as electric-vehicles and wind turbines. He said that although cryptocurrency mining is a necessary tool to control money creation and keep the currency Capital Management LP is backing the Panda Hill niobium project in northern Tanzania. Niobium -- named for a Greek goddess who became a in scarce supply thus boosting demand, the emission gains (seigniorage) are squandered through time consuming and energy intensive computations. The Deputy Governor of the Bank of Namibia, Ebson Uanguta, stated that the new wave of technological innovations – “We need to be aware and fully certain appropriate and informed decisions,” said Uanguta. The Bank of Namibia published a position paper on Distributed Ledger Technologies (Block chain) and Virtual Currencies last year. The paper indicates that the Bank does not consider virtual currencies to be legal tender and a payment instrument in Namibia, and cautioned users to be aware of the risks involved. Trading in virtual currencies is not currently regulated in Namibia and thus individuals that engage in such trading would be doing so at their own risk. These include credit, liquidity, operational and legal risks. Further, the paper cautioned users of virtual currencies to be aware of risks related to Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism when engaging in the trading of virtual currencies. symbol of the tragic mourning mother -- is used to dramatically lighten steel for industrial pipes and aircraft parts. niobium mine in 40 years. The metal is currently mined in only three places on Earth. – Bloomberg

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