10 Inside BUSINESS: ICT & GADGETS Wednesday, November 22 2017 | NEW ERA NOTICE Take notice that DU TOIT TOWN PLANNING CONSULTANTS, on behalf of the owners, intends to apply to the Windhoek City Council for: Apple delays release of smart speaker until 2018 The electronics giant said the device, which was due to be released in December this year, still needed development work. It said the HomePod would be ready to go on shop shelves in the US, UK and Australia “early in 2018”. The news is a blow to its plans to take on rivals Amazon and Google in the growing market for home devices that use AI to help consumers. In a statement sent to news organisations, Apple said the wireless speaker needed “a little more time before it’s ready for our customers”. The delay will mean Apple misses the lucrative holiday season during which many consumers buy this year when Apple said it would go on sale in the US for 9 (£265). In the UK it was expected to cost £350. It was designed to be a competitor to other smart speakers - such as Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Assistant. Sonos, Microsoft and others also make similar gadgets. Like them it was designed to play music and act as a hands-free helper letting owners set timers, maintain shopping lists and get reports about the news, weather and other subjects. Since Apple unveiled the HomePod both Google and Amazon have added new models to their ranges of smart speakers, intensifying the competition with Apple the delay was “not surprising” given that the HomePod isn’t necessarily in trouble,” he said. “but it may face a tougher battle than it did beforehand.” – BBC rezoning of Erf 543, No. 26 Andradiet Street, Erospark from ‘office’ with a bulk of 0.4 to ‘office’ with a bulk of 0.75; rezoning of Erf 542, No. 24 Andradiet Street, Erospark from ‘residential’ with a density of 1 dwelling per 250m² to ‘office’ with a bulk of 0.75; consent in terms of Table B of the Windhoek Town Planning Scheme to use the erven for a ’business building’ for medical consulting rooms; consent in terms of Section 23 (1) of the Windhoek Town Planning Scheme to allow for additional floor area, in terms of Council’s Policy, which shall be devoted solely to residential use of ‘dwelling units’. Erf 543, No. 26 Andradiet Street, Erospark is 604m² in extent and zoned ‘office’ with a bulk of 0.4. The erf is currently used for medical purposes. Erf 542, No. 24 Andradiet Street, Erospark is 395m² in extent and zoned ‘residential’ with a density of 1 dwelling per 250m². This erf is currently used for residential purposes. It is the intension of the owners of both erven to consolidate the erven into one erf and to enlarge the current medical facilities on Erf 543, Erospark and to include residential uses. To be able to consolidate the erven, accommodate the proposed medical offices and residential uses, both erven must be rezoned to ‘office’ with a bulk of 0.75. The new zoning and consent, if supported by Windhoek City Council, will allow the owners to construct an office building of 518m² and a residential floor of 388m² and to use the office floor area for medical consulting rooms. Enough onsite parking will be provided in accordance with Municipal regulations. Further take notice that the locality plan of the erf lies for inspection on the Town Planning Notice Board in the Customer Care Centre, Municipal Offices, Rev. Michael Scott Street, Windhoek. Further take notice that any person objecting to the proposed use of land as set out above may lodge such objection together with the grounds thereof with the City Council and the applicant in writing within 14 days of the last publication of this notice (final date for objections is December 14, 2017). Applicant: DU TOIT TOWN PLANNING CONSULTANTS P O Box 6871 AUSSPANNPLATZ, WINDHOEK Tel: 061-248010 Fax: 061-248608 NOTICE Take notice that DU TOIT TOWN PLANNING CONSULTANTS, on behalf of the owner, intends to apply to the Windhoek City Council for: The agreement envisages that the pick-up service will purchase the vehicles over the course of three years beginning in 2019. Uber began testing prototypes made by the carmaker last year in the US. One expert said the announcement “makes a good headline” but had doubts that fully autonomous, driverless Uber rides would be ready to begin until some years later. Uber and Volvo have - meaning both are free to form similar partnerships with others. rezoning of Erf 5393, No. 8 Acacia Street, Windhoek from ‘residential’ with a density of 1 dwelling per 900m² to ‘office’ with a bulk of 0,4; consent in terms of Section 23 (1) of the Windhoek Town Planning Scheme to allow for additional floor area (to be excluded from the bulk calculations) on Erf 5393, which shall be devoted solely to residential use in the form of ‘dwelling units’. consent to use the erf for ‘office’ purposes while the rezoning is formally being completed since the erf is located in an approved ‘office policy area’ Erf 5393, No. 8 Acacia Street, Windhoek is ±983m² in extent and zoned ‘residential’ with a density of 1 dwelling per 900m². It is the intension of the owner to use the erf for office and residential purposes. The new zoning and consent, if supported by City of Windhoek, will allow for an office building not exceeding 393m² in leasable floor area. If approved, an additional floor of 196m² will be erected to be used for dwelling units. Enough onsite parking will be provided in accordance with Municipal regulations. Further take notice that the locality plan of the erf lies for inspection on the Town Planning Notice Board in the Customer Care Centre, Municipal Offices, Rev. Michael Scott Street, Windhoek. Further take notice that any person objecting to the proposed use of land as set out above may lodge such objection together with the grounds thereof with the City Council and the applicant in writing within 14 days of the last publication of this notice (final date for objections is December 14, 2017). Applicant: DU TOIT TOWN PLANNING CONSULTANTS P O Box 6871 AUSSPANNPLATZ, WINDHOEK Tel: 061-248010 Fax: 061-248608 “Our aim is to be the supplier of choice for autonomous driving ride-sharing service providers globally,” said Volvo in a statement. “Today’s agreement with Uber is a primary example of that strategic direction.” Chinese company Geely bought Volvo 24,000 XC90 sports utility vehicles (SUVs) outlined in the agreement, the deal could be worth .4bn (£1.1bn), according to an . Under their pre-existing agreement, Uber already uses various customised Volvo vehicles - which include some of the carmaker’s own self-drive hardware - and then adds on its own proprietary At present, tests are limited to Tempe, Arizona and Pittsburgh. But the new agreement seeks to radically expand the scale of the operation. “The issue is that we don’t have any legislation in any city of the world that would remotely allow this sort of Big deal… Volvo hopes to sell tens of thousands of vehicles to Uber under the deal. Photo: BBC Uber strikes deal to buy up to 24,000 self-driving Volvos thing to happen at the moment,” said Paul Newton, director at the consultancy IHS Automotive, about the idea of a totally driverless taxi service. you have the vehicle doing most of the work but still need a human with steering vehicle in every sense of the word - is less likely to be around in this timeframe.” He added that even if the technology were infrastructure would probably take longer to put in place. Uber’s self-drive ambitions may also be delayed by a legal dispute with Waymo - a self-drive business owned by Google-parent Alphabet. the theft of some of its trade secrets and is seeking about .9bn (£1.4bn) in damages. The case is due to go to court in San – BBC
Wednesday, November 22 2017 | NEW ERA Inside BUSINESS: CONSUMER NEWS 11 NUMSA accuses appliance maker Whirlpool of bullying JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s metalworkers union, Numsa, on Tuesday condemned what it called attempts by household appliances maker, Whirlpool, to bully it into signing an agreement to end a job boycott. As many as 900 workers, including non-union members, have been on strike since 6 November, over housing assistance demands. “The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa condemns attempts by the management team at Whirlpool to bully us into accepting an agreement, without consulting our members, in order to end the strike,” the union said in a statement on Tuesday. Numsa said the company had proposed a housing allowance of R150 per month over the weekend, against workers’ demands for R500. “Our members have made it clear that they will not return to work until Whirlpool makes a meaningful offer,which they can engage with. Numsa said itwould meet Whirlpool officials were not immediately available for comment. Whirlpool is one of the biggest producers of household appliances with a range of dishwashers, dryers, hobs, stoves, and other kitchen appliances. Numsa has said the lowest paid worker at Whirlpool earns R43 per hour, making access to decent accommodation almost impossible. – Nampa/ANA R. I. K. TECHNICAL COLLEGE CC REQUIREMENTS FEES Closing date for applications: Friday, 29 December 2017 For more info contact: Cell phone: Email: 2018 INTAKE COURSE Metal Fabrication (Level 1) This training programme is funded by the Namibian Training Authority (NTA) under the 35% key priority training allocation of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Levy. Emmency Nuukala Windhoek Photo: Emmency Nuukala CEO of Oryx Properties Carel Fourie at one of the themed party rooms found at Joyful Noise. Maerua Mall opens new entertainment centre Maerua Mall recently upgraded their shopping centre with establishment of a brandnew Family Entertainment Centre. The inspiration behind the Family Entertainment Centre was based on the premise that shoppers demand more experiences than pure retail. Safe and healthy environments are especially important to keep the youth exercising while being entertained. Construction of the Family Entertainment MARKET OVERVIEW Change Latest 3 months 0.01% 7.08% 6 months 0.00% 7.66% CGP CAPRICORN INVESTMENT GROUP L 1810 0.00% 9 months 0.03% 7.95% NBS NAMIBIA BREWERIES LTD 3752 0.00% 12 months 0.03% 8.29% BVN BIDVEST NAMIBIA LTD 785 0.00% Change Latest FNB FNB NAMIBIA HOLDINGS LTD 4670 0.00% GC18 (R204 : 7.84%) 0.04% 8.75% ORY ORYX PROPERTIES LTD 2060 0.00% GC21 (R208 : 8.42%) 0.04% 9.24% NAM NAMIBIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT LT 72 0.00% GC24 (R186 : 9.46%) 0.04% 10.68% NHL NICTUS NAMIBIA 189 0.00% GC27 (R186 : 9.46%) 0.04% 11.07% BMN BANNERMAN RESOURCES LTD 61 7.02% GC30 (R2030 : 9.94%) 0.03% 11.61% DYL DEEP YELLOW LTD 318 0.00% GC32 (R213 : 10.02%) 0.03% 11.73% SILP STIMULUS INVESTMENT LTD-PREF 12129 0.00% GC35 (R209 : 10.25%) 0.03% 11.68% FSY FORSYS METALS CORP 170 0.00% GC37 (R2033 : 10.14%) 0.03% 12.14% TUC TRUSTCO GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 530 0.00% %Change Latest B2G B2GOLD CORP 3724 -3.27% Gold 0.10% $ 1,278.18 Platinum 0.70% $ 929.49 Copper 0.00% $ 6,828.00 Brent Crude 0.23% $ 62.11 %Change Latest NSX (Delayed) -0.07% 1183.62 JSE All Share 1.19% 61,221.09 SP500 0.13% 2,582.14 FTSE 100 0.31% 7,412.16 Hangseng 1.91% 29,818.07 DAX 0.87% 13,171.87 %Change Latest Financials 0.63% 15,931.92 Resources 1.73% 37,575.70 Industrials 1.43% 87,315.21 %Change Latest N$/US dollar -0.03% 14.0426 N$/Pound 0.04% 18.5938 N$/Euro -0.12% 16.4606 US dollar/ Euro -0.09% 1.1722 Latest Previous Namibia Inflation (Oct 17) 5.2 5.6 Bank Prime 10.50 10.50 BoN Repo Rate 6.75 6.75 Centre started in March 2017 and was opening was held on the November 3. It is originally a European concept, so most of the materials used to build it were sourced from Europe, especially from Sweden and the UK. “For Windhoek and the entire Namibian community, we wanted to bring more options in terms of world-class entertainment,” said Carel Fourie, the CEO of Oryx Properties, owners of the mall, about the company’s decision to build the Family Entertainment Centre. The centre sports four different Namibian operators each running their own business. A trampoline and rock-climbing centre, a bowling alley, a gaming area and Joyful Noise (a fantastic play area to keep kiddies of all ages entertained). Appealing to a wide range of tastes and ages, there’s something for everyone, from adrenaline junkies to corporates looking for team-building opportunities and parents who want to hold kids’ parties in a safe and healthy environment. Each facility has a cost ranging from N upwards and operating hours being Monday to Thursday and Sunday 08h00– 20h00, Friday to Saturday 08h00–22h00.