Today, knowledge is only a "Google" away, but how many of us actually go and read what is out there on the internet; reading, studying and broadening our knowledge base? I personally love it. Once I sink my teeth into a topic, I can easily loose three to four hours on the internet.
The result, SPECTATOR was born! The idea is to provide every Namibian with light, informative reading material on heavy issues; "SMALL VOICE; BIG ISSUES", broadening your horizons with every monthly issue. At the same time I get to live my life's passions; business, writing, reading, research and of course graphic design.
If there is one thing I've learned from winning the Young Namibian Business Woman of the Year 2011 award, it's not to doubt your dreams but to follow them with good business sense.
Heinrich & Chrisna Jansen van Vuuren
People often tend to confuse the rules applicable to VAT and Income Tax. It is important to be aware that these two taxes are completely different from each other and are governed by separate laws. READ MORE
If there is one thing I've learned from winning the Young Namibian Business Woman of the Year 2011 award, it's not to doubt your dreams but to follow them with good business sense.READ MORE
what, Where & When
We all have to do grocery shopping some time during the month whether we like to or not. The idea behind this shopping basket is to provide the general Namibian with useful information to keep in mind the next time he or she does their grocery shopping.
The risk averse investor focuses on return OF capital and generally executes a "risk off" trade which entails a shift to quality. From an asset class perspective these investors will prefer cash and government bonds over equities.
The olive growing process requires patience and fortitude, waiting for the fruit to ripen and choosing the correct moment to harvest. At Swakop River Olives, thousands of year old traditions and customs are preserved to grow and cure olives. The team has managed to master this process impeccably, producing another purely Namibian product that is worth supporting. READ MORE
The newest "crop-on-the-block" is Tree Lucerne, scientifically known as "Tagasaste". This crop is taking the place of the normal Alfalfa Lucerne, mainly due to its characteristics of being drought resistant without posing the risk of bloating or being spoiled by unforeseen rain. It offers tremendous weight gain potential to farmers' livestock with other added benefits such as firebreaks and soil erosion.
LET'S TRAVEL LUDERITZ
By now the whole Namibia is buzzing about the newly proposed mall, The Grove, to be developed in Kleine Kuppe. The site set aside for this development is located approximately 4.5km from the Central Business District (CBD) of Windhoek, next to Metro and Food Lover's market, at the corner of Frankie Fredericks Drive and Chasie Street. (The Grove's entrances are envisioned to be in Chasie Street). Metro and Food Lover's are already destination retailers, for which customers drive out of their way to visit. We envisage a good synergy between these two stores and The Grove. READ MORE
ENTREPENEUR OF THE MONTH
WINDHOEK LIFE CHANGE CENTRE
"Supporting and Promoting Life change", this is the aim of the Windhoek Life Change Centre (WLCC) which was started by the Dutch Reformed Church Windhoek-West in November 2001. Situated at 127 Johann Albrecht Street in Windhoek North, it is currently an interdenominational programme, with a Board of Trustees, an Executive Management Committee and a Centre Manager.
Everyday hundreds of plastic bottles, be it mineral water bottles, cool drink bottles or any other plastic bottles, are thrown away and disposed of. Bottles are thrown away, more times than not, somewhere along a road or a dry river bed, without thinking twice what these bottles might mean to someone else, or what it may do to the environment. READ MORE