South mourns Air Namibia’s demise – Truth, for…

Oranjemund constituency councillor Lazarus Nangolo says government and various stakeholders should re-strategise and work around modalities to allow Air Namibia to continue operating instead of closing it down through liquidation. “As regional councillor and former…

Airports company turns to private sector

WITH its main shareholder facing budgetary constraints, the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) has turned to private financiers to fund its five-year plan. This is a development Air Namibia will not see after the Cabinet's decision…

Air Namibia liquidation bad for tourism – Truth,…

As the nation continues to express dismay, as many do not agree with the government’s announcement on the liquidation of Air Namibia, stakeholders in the tourism and hospitality industry feel such a move will adversely…

Air Namibia calls it quits

75-year-old Air Namibia has announced the cancellation of all its operations with all its aircraft grounded immediately. Its reservations system was suspended with no new bookings being accepted from February 11, 2021. Passengers have been…

Confusion over Zambezi border closure

THE Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) has warned the government of a possible crisis if the border between Namibia and Botswana in the Zambezi region is not reopened. Namibia's side of the border caters for…

Car rental businesses buckle under Covid-19

CAR-hiring services in the country are in bad shape, and at the coast some businesses even had to sell their vehicles just to keep afloat. It is normally a busy niche market – 4x4 bakkies…

Big boost for Namibia’s small firms

The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) and the German Development Bank (KFW) have put together a N$450 million (about US$30 million) concessionary loan facility to resuscitate SMEs whose operations have been constrained by the COVID-19…

Local tourism industry players urged to offer special…

As the tourism industry slowly recovers, local industry players have been urged to offer special prices to Namibian travellers. The Namibia Tourism Board's Chief Executive Officer Digu //Naobeb believes special packages will encourage Namibians to…