14 ADVERT Tuesday, July 25 2017 | NEW ERA Monday, 24 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, 25 July 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Namibia Academia Training College 09:00-13:00 Walvis Bay NAMBTS (Behind Welwitschia Medi-park) 13:00-18:00 ____________________________ Wednesday, 26 July 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Kickboxing Club (Walvis Bay) 10:00-15:00 ____________________________ Thursday, 27 July 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-18:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Oshakati Town (Hospital Grounds) 10:00-16:00 Retirement Fund Solutions 09:00-14:30 NIMT Arandis (Main Campus) 09:00-16:00 ____________________________ Friday, 28 July 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Paratus Telecom 09:00-14:30 Spar/Wimpy (Swakopmund) 10:00-15:00 ____________________________ DEPARTMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE, TOWN PLANNING & TECHNICAL SERVICES NOTICE No: 06/2017 SALES OF IMMOVABLE PROPERTIES Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 63 (2) (b) of the Local Authorities Act, Act 23 of 1992, as amended, that the Town Council of Eenhana intends to sell properties by way of a closed bid to first time buyers. The properties up for sale are indicated in the table below. No. ERF SIZE RATE ZONE UPSET PRICE 1 886 1100 N$ 200.00 Single Residential N$ 220 000.00 2 887 899 N$ 200.00 Single Residential N$ 179 800.00 3 888 944 N$ 200.00 Single Residential N$ 188 800.00 4 889 1380 N$ 200.00 Single Residential N$ 276 000.00 5 890 1382 N$ 200.00 Single Residential N$ 276 400.00 6 891 678 N$ 200.00 Single Residential N$ 135 600.00 7 892 964 N$ 200.00 Single Residential N$ 192 800.00 8 893 1097 N$ 200.00 Single Residential N$ 219 400.00 9 911 1068 N$ 200.00 Single Residential N$ 213 600.00 10 912 1201 N$ 200.00 Single Residential N$ 240 200.00 11 913 1279 N$ 200.00 Single Residential N$ 255 800.00 12 914 1279 N$ 200.00 Single Residential N$ 255 800.00 13 915 778 N$ 200.00 Single Residential N$ 155 600.00 14 916 878 N$ 200.00 Single Residential N$ 175 600.00 15 917 1068 N$ 200.00 Single Residential N$ 213 600.00 The tender documents are available at the cashier at the Council’s offices at a cost of N$ 500.00 per document. Closing Date: 31 st August 2017 Enquiries: Mr. Moses Shinana Property and Land Management Officer, Tel: 065-290600, Eenhana Town Council
Tuesday, July 25 2017 | NEW ERA 15 Historically land dispossessed must be a special category - Omaheke inhabitants The inhabitants of Omaheke demand that those who lost land through historical injustices to be made a special category by the government when allocating farmland for resettlement. They also called on the government to create an ancestral land tribunal to deal with ancestral land issues and grant preferential treatment and be sensitive to people who lost ancestral land, in all land reform programmes. The Ministry of Land Reform in addressing the injustices of land distribution as identified during the first national land conference has acquired 531 farms to the tune of N.7 billion through the willing seller/willing buyer system of which 71 farms are located in the Omaheke Region hosting over a thousand beneficiaries. The ministry last Friday and Saturday held consultations with the inhabitants of Omaheke in anticipation of the second national land conference in September. Many years of colonialism have resulted in the present situation where the vast majority of the population has access to a fraction of all agricultural land. This highly unequal distribution of land in turn DPA honours dairy producers Staff Reporter Windhoek The !Aimab Superfarm is the Dairy Producer of 2017 with Willie Aggenbach in second place and Kokkie Adriaanse in third place. The Dairy Producers Association (DPA) last week held its members’ annual general meeting and gala dinner at Xain Quaz, west of Gobabis, where the awards were made. The Dairy Producer for 2017 (extensive) winner is Hennie van Niekerk with Christo Lottering second and Mr Dirk van Wyk third. !Aimab Superfarm walked away with the award for the producer with the most accurate milk production forecast. !Aimab Superfarm was also awarded the Japie Engelbrecht floating trophy for the producer with the best quality milk for 2017. Prizes were sponsored by Namibia Dairies, Polyoak Packaging and Komnik & Frank (De La Val). Sponsorship for the rest of the event was made possible by Feedmaster, Kaap-Agri, Namibia Breweries, Bank Windhoek (Gobabis branch), !Aimab Superfarm. In the meantime the outgoing president of the DPA, Japie Engelbrecht, said if the regulation of dairy imports is not realised Picture: Land conference Participants… A section of those who participated in the pre-second national land conference consultation in Gobabis last week. In the front is the Chief of the Ovambanderu Traditional Authority, Kilus Nguvauva. laid the foundation for the structures of apartheid and labour exploitation, and thus urban and rural poverty. The land question in Namibia, like in many other previously colonised countries, is one of the most burning issues haunting the nation today. soon, the entire industry would face a serious crisis. Speaking as guest speaker Engelbrecht applauded the high quality milk supplied by dairy producers who are members of organised agriculture and thanked the processor, Namibia Dairies, for the excellent cooperation and trust existing between the DPA and producers. However, he stressed the importance of dairy imports to avoid a serious crisis in the embattled industry that for the past ten years has been struggling to keep afloat mainly because of cheap imports flooding local markets. Feeding costs remain the biggest factor in the total production costs of dairy producers. According to the Namibia Agricultural Union’s (NAU) dairy producers cost index, feeding costs increased by nearly 50 percent in 2015, and total production costs Hence the ministry’s consultations to sensitise, prepare and engage stakeholders at the grassroots level from all 14 regions in anticipation of upcoming land conference in September. Minister of Land Reform, increased with about 28 percent over the same period. South African competition is still a big risk for the local industry. Thus the protection needed by the industry is still being enforced by the authority and the industry, apart from other challenges. Anton Faul, a senior trade advisor with the Agricultural Trade Forum, spoke about strengthening ties with producers and discussed the dairy industry in a global context. Jompie Burger from Dairy Standards SA discussed bio-security on dairy farms and how it affects the quality of milk produced. Engelbrecht, who selflessly served the agricultural sector for 30 years, decided to formally retire. The new management elected for the DPA is Kokkie Adriaanse (Chairperson), Dirk van Wyk, Christo Strydom and Pieter Strydom. The day was sponsored by Feedmaster. Utoni Nujoma, in addressing the consultations here last week, said the land question is a political, social and economic issue. It is about addressing dispossession, equity and promoting productive and sustainable livelihoods through Locally produced milk… The outgoing president of the Dairy Producers Association (DPA), Japie Engelbrecht is advocating the implementation of import regulations to save the dairy industry. Picture: Dairy Day implementing programmes targeted at poverty eradication. Nujoma added that after 27 years of implementing the 24 consensus resolutions on land that were reached during the 1991 conference on land reform and the land question, the ministry as articulated and directed in the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) found it imperative to re-group, consult and accord the Namibian nation a platform to contribute on the direction land reform should take. Taking stock of and addressing the encountered challenges as well as coming up with strategic resolutions informed by the identified challenges and future aspirations of the Namibian people form part of the objectives of the upcoming national land conference. Various stakeholders like constituency councillors, traditional leaders, officials of line ministries and representatives of faith-based organisations as well as the general public were among those present at the consultation. • Julia Kamarenga is an information officer with the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology based in Gobabis. Presentations at Rangeland Forum highlight progress Staff Reporter Windhoek The annual National Rangeland Forum was held last week for the 21st time with information which was shared between rangeland experts and interested farmers. This year the forum was hosted by the Optimass research project and was held for three days with 17 informative presentations. The presentations were mainly about research results which were done in Namibia, but included practical experiences of farmers with a special feeling for rangeland management. The themes were about restoration of savannahs, biodiversity, production under various rangeland strategies, bush feed for production, value addition to bush products, bio-energy from bush, etc. The Forum was concluded with a farm visit at Gerd Woelbling who farms near Okakarara. Gerd has already de-bushed 80% of his farm with an accompanied drastic increase in stocking and production. Gerd’s production per ha is currently about three times higher than those of average commercial farmers. Farmers are encouraged to attend these opportunities in future. Speakers included Professor Klaus Kellner (rangeland restoration ecologist, North West University, RSA), Dr Morgan Hauptfleisch (senior lecturer in ecology, Namibia University of Science and Technology) and Professor Florian Jeltsch (ecologist, University of Potsdam, Germany).