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
To claim or not to claim, that is the question. When it comes to VAT, there is a lot of uncertainty around what you are allowed to claim on a transaction. In this article we will cover some of the most common instances when VAT cannot be claimed, but first one needs to understand the basics. READ MORE
What should you do when an idea turns out to be a much bigger and quicker success than what you ever could have imagined?.READ MORE
SOLAR DIESEL HYBRID
Tsumkwe Power Generation
Tsumkwe is a small Namibian settlement in Namibia, situated 250km east of Grootfontein in the Otjozondjupa region. This area only has a few shops and is mainly inhabited by the Bushmen. Situated in such a remote area, and being inhabited by so few people, who do not earn a lot, it has never been a viable option for NamPower to integrate this settlement into their main power grid for Namibia.
Amongst the most familiar and widely used valuation tools are price and enterprise value multiples. Price multiples are ratios of a stock's market price to some measure of fundamental value per share. Enterprise value multiples, by contrast, relate to the total market value of all sources of a company's capital to a measure of fundamental value for the entire company. READ MORE
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE MONTH
This month's "Entrepreneur of the Month" goes to a very promising young lady, Ruande Uys. Ruande's story reads as a true inspiration to all young individuals as well as delivers promise of a bright future.
COMPOST GREEN GOLD
Appliances continue to draw power even when they are switched off. The electricity that many gadgets and appliances waste just by being plugged in is called vampire power and these appliances are referred to as vampire electronics. READ MORE
LET'S TRAVEL SPERREGEBIET
Sperrgebiet National Park, covering 26,000 km2 is one of Namibia's best kept secrets. This is largely due to the inaccessibility to visitors for so many years. The park is situated on the south-west Coast of Namibia, bordered by the Orange River in the South and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The northern most point along the coast is about 72 km north of Luderitz and it runs inland for about 100km.
ALLERGIES BUYS STEENKAMP
Despite its name, hay fever is almost never triggered by hay and it doesn't cause a fever either. Also known as allergic rhinitis, this condition causes cold-like symptoms such as runny nose, congestion (blocked nose), sneezing and sinus pressure headaches. Unlike a cold however, hay fever isn't caused by a virus, but is an allergic response to allergens such as pollen, grass seeds, dust mites and pet dander.
SKIN BURN REMEDIES
Skin burns, be it from too much sun exposure, hot water or a cooking incident, it is something that happens in every household and on a quite regular basis. READ MORE
The first step to effectively managing personal finances is to set up a family or personal budget. However, this step will be very ineffective if the individual did not keep track of his/her family's spending.
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