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New Era Newspaper Wednesday October 25, 2017

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10 Inside BUSINESS Wednesday, October 25 2017 | NEW ERA /TNM264 Promo GET EXTRA 1GB DATA ONCE-OFF GET EXTRA 2GB DATA ONCE-OFF GET EXTRA 4GB DATA ONCE-OFF GET EXTRA 8GB DATA ONCE-OFF ONCE-OFF BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE! BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE! BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE! BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE! SMARTENTRY Lite N Subscription per month x 24 Includes: 200 National Minutes 150 National SMS’s Was 150MB Data NOW 300MB Data See website for more information SMARTFLEX Lite N5 Subscription per month x 24 Includes: 400 National Minutes 150 National SMS’s SMARTPLUS Lite N5 Subscription per month x 24 Includes: 500 National Minutes 200 National SMS’s Was 1GB Data NOW 2GB Data See website for more information SMARTELITE Lite N5 Subscription per month x 24 Includes: Was 600MB Data NOW 1.2GB Data See website for more information 900 National Minutes 250 National SMS’s Was 1.8GB Data NOW 3.6GB Data See website for more information Staff Reporter Windhoek The recently concluded Buy-a-Brick Hackathon proved to be an astounding success as the crème de la crème of the software developing industry came out in numbers to develop an application for the Buy-a-Brick initiative. The Hackathon was hosted by Standard Bank in collaboration with the Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBBI). Participants competed against each other to build a mobile application for the initiative to aid in its fundraising efforts. initiative was launched in October 2015 with the aim of helping in alleviating the housing shortage in the country for no or low-income households who live in shacks through the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN). The 7 teams of consisting of 43 students blew the judges out of the water as they managed to build fully functional mobile and web applications over a period of three days. The overall winning team was Code Masters who scooped the grand prize of N 000, the 1st Runner Up went to Team Money who won N 000 and the 2nd Runner Up was Team Mean Syntax who walked away with Staff Reporter Swakopmund Thirty-five young people from Swakopmund attended a presentation on information and communication technology (ICT) here on Monday. The information session was organised by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology’s regional office in Erongo to raise awareness of the possibilities the use of the internet and other ICT hold for the community. the region, Paulina Moses, said they want to empower the youth to reap “All participants were glad to have attended the session and said they gathered useful information. They suggested that the ministry use a bigger platform to organise this event in future,” Moses said. N 500. All the students expressed their gratitude to the bank for allowing them to contribute to the Buy-a-Brick initiative in their own way as well as providing them with the platform to challenges their skills and acquire new ones. Macveren Kapukare of Team Money was visibly elated, even though their team came in second, stressing that the Hackathon was for a great cause so they were all winners in their own right for contributing to the initiative. “On a personal level I am very happy about being able to participate in the Hackathon because it was a great platform to showcase our skills and challenge our abilities against the best upcoming developers. As a young person who is aware of the housing shortage in Namibia I am very proud that we became part of the solution of this problem through the various applications we developed.” Kapukare added that he also learned how to work in a team of individuals with dissenting ideas and came up with new ideas by thinking outside the box, which will help them in their future endeavours. Edward Nangaku of team Mean Syntax concurred with Kapukare, saying the Hackathon pushed them to think outside the box for a good cause and provided a platform for them to She said stakeholders in the ICT sector were invited to educate the youth about the various mechanisms they have put in place to make life easier through ICT such as electronicbanking (e-banking), e-marketing, as well as online applications for employment. Presenters were from Telecom Namibia; International University of Management; Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation; Namibian Police Force; Institute of Technology Sciences; Swakopmund Municipality; and Standard Bank. Each institution was accorded 30 minutes to explain to participants how they can use ICT to access their services. presentation on cybercrime and spoke to the youth about responsible online behaviour, amongst others, telling them that posting content that is sexual acquire new skills by learning from the various other teams. “Having been chosen as one of the top three teams I am proud because I feel we have done something that illustrates how the Buy-a-Brick application should work and how it like this Hackathon was also important because there were different groups that came up with diverse ideas for the best solution,” he said. Frampton Damaseb from the winning Code Masters team who is studying Quantity Surveying, said the Buy-a-Brick initiative hit really close to home for him because he comes from an impoverished community were a majority of the people live in shacks. “I come from Otavi where a majority of the people are shack dwellers who cannot afford decent housing which is disheartening for me. When I heard about the Hackathon and realised that I could lend a helping hand I jumped at the opportunity because everyone deserve to live in a decent house with all the amenities,” he said. Damaseb explained that he was driven to come up with the winning application because he knew that his it. The Hackathon also helped him learn a lot of things he previously didn’t know. Photo: Contributed or destructive to another person’s character is defamation of character and is a crime.” Moses said the Ministry of Labour employment online by accessing their website, She said the ministry established 26 multipurpose centres across the country, as well as information resource centres at some of its regional There are also satellite centres in Henties Bay and Omatjete. “According to the statistics taken from the library attendance register from July to last month, approximately 130 people visit the information centre every month, where they mostly use computers to type up documents and browse the web,” she said. The ministry plans to make this an annual event and hopes to host bigger ICT information sessions in future. – Nampa

Wednesday, October 25 | NEW ERA Inside BUSINESS 11 HEAVY DUTY DRIVING AND HEAVY MACHINE OPERATOR TRAINING OPPORTUNITY FOR NYS TRAINEES FROM THE 9TH INTAKE The National Youth Service is a youth development service institution, established by the National Youth Service Act (Act No. 6 of 2005) with the mission of delivering relevant national services and offering recognised skills training and personal development programmes to the youth. The National Youth Service (NYS) hereby invites its trainees from the 9th Intake who were not called for training in March 2017, to report for training at the NYS Henties Bay Training Centre in Erongo Region between the 25th-29th October 2017. NWR Miles to open this holiday season Staff Reporter Windhoek Zelna Hengari With the holiday season fast approaching a number of Namibians and visitors from other countries will be taking a long-deserved break and possibly travelling to the coast with the aim of spending the festive season there. It is for this reason that Namibia undertaken to rehabilitate Jakkalsputz, Mile 72 and Mile 108 to start welcoming guests from the beginning of December. After the renovations, guests can expect a revitalised product offering at the Miles as well as Jakkalsputz. To make it affordable, visitors can expect to pay N per person and N0 per campsite. The chalets at the Miles will cost N0 per unit and will accommodate a maximum of two people. “I am quite delighted that the Miles and Jakkalsputz have returned and will now be managed by NWR. At the same time, it’s pleasing to note that the additional accommodation will complement our coastal offering provided by Terrace Bay and Torra Bay. “Terrace Bay is open throughout the year and Torra Bay opens from the beginning of December up until the end of January. I must also mention that Jakkalsputz will remain open throughout the year while the Miles will open during our major holidays,” said Zelna Hengari, NWR’s managing director. NOTICE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) FOR THE PROPOSED MINING ACTIVITIES ON THE SERIES OF MINING CLAIMS 70402-70401 AT SORRIS SORRIS CONSERVANCY KUNENE REGION & INVITATION TO A PUBLIC MEETING EnvironClim Consulting Services (ECS) hereby Project Name: Proponent: Project Location: Public Meeting Date: Venue: Time: Deadline for submission of comments: Interested Trainees will undergo a 2-4 weeks extensive theory and practical training in Heavy Duty Driving and Heavy Plant Operator courses which will be in the following Skills programmes: a) Operate a front end loader; b) Operate a bus/coach liner, c) Operate a tractor; d) Operate a water cart/truck; e) Operate a diesel bowser/tank; f) Operate a bulldozer; and g) Operate a forklift. The course structure comprises of theory and practical application along Competence Based Education & Training (CBET). ENQUIRIES Ms. Magano Shiimi Tel: 061415517 Mr. Elago Ismael Tel: 0852239566 E-mail: NYS, Turning the Youth Into Productive Citizens! MARKET OVERVIEW Change Latest 3 months 0.00% 7.03% 6 months 0.00% 7.47% CGP CAPRICORN INVESTMENT GROUP L 1813 -0.11% 9 months 0.01% 7.66% NBS NAMIBIA BREWERIES LTD 3750 0.00% 12 months 0.02% 7.90% BVN BIDVEST NAMIBIA LTD 785 0.00% Change Latest FNB FNB NAMIBIA HOLDINGS LTD 4674 -0.02% GC18 (R204 : 7.17%) 0.00% 8.08% ORY ORYX PROPERTIES LTD 2064 0.00% GC21 (R208 : 7.74%) 0.01% 8.56% NAM NAMIBIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT LT 72 0.00% GC24 (R186 : 8.84%) 0.00% 10.06% NHL NICTUS NAMIBIA 189 0.00% GC27 (R186 : 8.84%) 0.00% 10.45% BMN BANNERMAN RESOURCES LTD 36 0.00% GC30 (R2030 : 9.41%) 0.00% 11.08% DYL DEEP YELLOW LTD 224 0.00% GC32 (R213 : 9.5%) 0.00% 11.21% SILP STIMULUS INVESTMENT LTD-PREF 12129 0.00% GC35 (R209 : 9.73%) 0.00% 11.16% FSY FORSYS METALS CORP 130 0.78% GC37 (R2033 : 9.61%) 0.00% 11.61% TUC TRUSTCO GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 530 0.00% %Change Latest B2G B2GOLD CORP 3492 -0.40% Gold -0.38% $ 1,277.46 Platinum -0.40% $ 921.41 Copper 0.00% $ 7,004.00 Brent Crude 0.14% $ 57.43 %Change Latest NSX (Delayed) -0.41% 1166.18 JSE All Share -0.27% 57,842.84 SP500 -0.40% 2,564.98 FTSE 100 -0.07% 7,519.32 Hangseng -0.53% 28,154.97 DAX 0.12% 13,019.12 %Change Latest Financials -0.19% 15,600.49 Resources -0.34% 36,296.93 Industrials -0.31% 79,431.09 %Change Latest N$/US dollar 0.12% 13.7248 N$/Pound -0.09% 18.0728 N$/Euro 0.22% 16.1413 US dollar/ Euro 0.10% 1.1761 Latest Previous Namibia Inflation (Sep 17) 5.6 5.4 Bank Prime 10.50 10.50 BoN Repo Rate 6.75 6.75

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