Namibia: Latest News
Dana Sanchez, 1:48 pm
Local African communities are key stakeholders for conservation and they need real incentives, says Jeff Flocken, North American regional director for International Fund for Animal Welfare. Non-consumptive nature tourism, like wildlife viewing and photo safaris, is a much greater contributor than trophy hunting.
Dana Sanchez, 12:02 pm
McDonald’s has 170 branches in South Africa and KFC has 600-plus stores. Burger King is way behind, says Daniel Schwartz, named CEO of the Miami-based company June 7. He’s in charge of a strategy focused on international expansion.
Dana Sanchez, 3:25 pm
“Ethical food labeling is very new in South Africa as I believe it is in the other emerging markets. So (the Fairtrade label) really creates a novelty for consumers that want to buy something different,” says Arianna Baldo with Fairtrade South Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 11:22 am
“Anything that is going to require infrastructure build – roads, dams, bridges, ports, harbors, airports, railway networks, new power grids – all requires in one way or another…construction equipment,” says the CEO of an African Caterpillar distributor.
Makula Dunbar, 11:03 am
The PIC now plans to expand its real estate empire into the rest of Africa. The PIC’s property boss Lesiba Maloba is awaiting final approval to invest up to R12bn in commercial real estate in various countries across Africa, the PIC’s first foray into property markets outside SA’s borders.
Dana Sanchez, 9:19 pm
Johannesburg’s 53.6 percent growth in international visitors from 2009 to 2013 propelled it into the index’s top 20 fastest-growing cities globally.
Dana Sanchez, 8:02 pm
Namibia filed charges against 12 South African pilots in May for allegedly violating Namibian airspace and illegal entry into the country. Many of the aircraft were light enough to be classed microlights, a report said.
Dana Sanchez, 4:21 pm
Historically, aquaculture development in Africa has operated through small on-farm ponds. This will continue to have a place but it isn’t meeting the overall supply gap.
Makula Dunbar, 3:01 pm
Though urbanisation is underway in Africa as it is in other parts of the world, the continent’s population remains more rural than urban.
Makula Dunbar, 4:46 pm
Research that benchmarks African private equity against the global market for the first time shows the industry is far maturer than analysts had previously thought.
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