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BUSINESS TODAY | NWR records a 3% revenue increase

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Namibia Wildlife Resorts' saw a revenue increase of 32 percent in 2022.

The state-owned enterprise's revenue jumped from N$294 million in 2022 to N$387 million last year, resulting in a profit of N$46 million.

Presenting the company's 2023 annual financial report, NWR Chief Financial Officer Brian Masule highlighted significant progress in terms of its strategic objective of financial sustenance.

The aim was to reduce its loss by 231 percent from a loss of N$35 million to N$46 million in profit.

NWR & NUST sign cooperation agreement to improve service delivery and customer care services

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Quality customer care is vital for the survival of any tourism business.

It's against this background that the Namibia Wildlife Resort and the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) signed a cooperation agreement to improve the quality of service delivery and customer care services.

The agreement was signed in Windhoek.

At the signing, the Vice-Chancellor of NUST pointed out that improving service delivery for the tourism sector will go a long way in helping the sector recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Woman raped and brutally murdered in Tsumkwe

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A 45-year-old woman was raped and brutally murdered in Tsumkwe at Otjozondjupa Region.

This was confirmed by Otjozondjupa Regional Community Liaison officer, Inspector Maureen Mbeha today.

According to Mbeha, the deceased has been identified as /Koce /Ukxa.

/Ukxa’s body was found in a pool of blood between the Swapo and nbc offices at the settlement on 27 January, shortly after 08h00.

NHE Employees to vote tomorrow whether to strike or not

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Employees at the National Housing Enterprise are scheduled to vote on whether to strike or not tomorrow, after negotiations with management reached a deadlock. 

The Secretary General of Namibia Public Service Union, Matheus Haakuria says negotiating teams had initially agreed on a once off payment of N$15 000 for each employee. 

However, he says the company allegedly reversed its  decision, which forced the employees to reduce the amount to N$10 000.

Haakuria says the NHE board still refuses.

Visitors to Skeleton Coast Park Should Be Aware of the Sensitive Environment 

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Tourists visiting Terrace Bay in the Skeleton Coast Park of Namibia should be wary of the highly sensitive environment.

The Namibia Wildlife Resorts and some tourists have urged all visitors to do their part in conserving the environment. 

Nicknamed "anglers' paradise," Terrace Bay is located about 290 kilometers north of Henties Bay.

Although it is a long drive on the salt road, the journey to Terrace Bay is scenic, with a combination of mountains, sand dunes, and flora.

NWR invites Namibians to visit and enjoy activities at its campsites

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Namibia Wildlife Resorts' campsites at Mile 108 and Torra Bay are ready to welcome an influx of visitors during the holiday season.

With special tailor-made packages on offer, the NWR has urged Namibians to visit and enjoy activities at the campsites in the Skeleton Coast National Park.

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has several accommodation establishments in the national park.

Mile 108, just a short drive north of Cape Cross and Henties Bay, is one of the campsites ready to lodge hundreds of visitors.

International tourist arrivals at Sossusvlei rebound after Covid era slump

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International tourist arrivals at Sossusvlei have increased in 2022 compared to the past two years.

The COVID-19 pandemic wrecked the sector, and there will be no tourist arrivals in 2020.

Sossusvlei in southern Namibia is internationally famous for having spectacular landscapes.

Tourists flock here to see and climb some of the tallest sand dunes in the world.

The area is home to Deadvlei, where ancient dead camelthorn trees are found, and it is a paradise for photographers.

NWR, NAPWU sign new wage agreement to increase several benefits of employees

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The Namibia Wildlife Resorts and the Namibia Public Workers Union signed a new wage agreement that will see increases in the number of their benefits for the 2022–23 financial year.

The parties also agreed to reinstate overtime and travel allowances, which had been suspended due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In terms of the agreement, employees in the bargaining unit on job grade A will receive a 13% salary increment, while the salaries for those in grades B, C, and D will increase by 7%, 4.6%, and 2.5%, respectively.