SME's and entrepreneurs pay tribute to Dr. Hage Geingob


The late Dr. Hage Geingob was also known for his dedication to fostering small business enterprises, and some entrepreneurs say he left behind a legacy of economic empowerment and community development among the youth of Namibia.

The nbc News team spoke to some entrepreneurs who had the privilege of working with him.

Pinehas Shikulo is the owner of Gweri Vintage Socks. He was among a group of entrepreneurs who had the privilege of showcasing their products to the president.

Young entrepreneur encourages others to take up the challenge


You will never know if you can excel at something until you try.

These are the words of Queentaline ||Hoëbes, a businesswoman who, at the tender age of 16, started her business and is now encouraging those who want to become entrepreneurs.

||Hoëbes says her business journey started when her father lost his job, and she was then left with no option but to make ways to sustain herself.

She started her business with as little as a thousand dollars, with the help of different online applications.

Entrepreneurs at Windhoek Show


With just one day remaining until the conclusion of the Windhoek Agricultural, Livestock, and Motor Show, local entrepreneurs have seized the opportunity to showcase their products and strive for profitability at this grand event.

The showgrounds have become a bustling hub for a diverse range of participants, including traditional food stalls, automobile enthusiasts, skilled technicians, and agriculture aficionados.  The local entrepreneurial spirit is in full swing, with many individuals venturing into innovative product lines sourced from organic, locally available materials.

Young entrepreneurs called to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, is calling on local young entrepreneurs to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Nandi-Ndaitwah made the remarks during a public lecture on the 60th anniversary of the African Union in Windhoek.

Nandi-Ndaitwah believes that the AfCFTA has the potential to lift Africans out of poverty, ultimately bringing about the continent's prosperity.

Local entrepreneurs and fishing industry urged to add value to their products


The Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister Derek Klazen has called on local entrepreneurs and the fishing industry to add value to all their products.

Klazen visited a polystyrene manufacturing plant in Walvis Bay.

The plant is owned by the Merlus Group of Companies, which invested about N$50 million to acquire the land.

Merlus is a fishing company that processes and exports fish to the European market. 

20% of the fish is exported as fresh hake by flying it from Walvis Bay, where it arrives in Spain the next day. 

MTC creates jobs for over 50 entrepreneurs through its Life Project


It is generally acknowledged that companies have the responsibility of ploughing back into the community in which they operate through corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Therefore, one of Namibia's mobile giants has decided to create employment through its MTC for Life project.

The project will see more than 50 unemployed entrepreneurs benefit and be put in a position to become self-reliant. 

Entrepreneurs urged to acquaint themselves with the AfCFTA


||Kharas Governor Aletha Frederick is calling on local entrepreneurs to take responsibility for their own understanding of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

Speaking at the launch of a ||Kharas Regional awareness-raising campaign in Keemanshoop, she said the free trade zone offers numerous benefits if properly utilized.

The Namibia Trade Agency, under the UNDP support program, organised the awareness drive on AfCFTA, which aims to boost intra-African trade by eliminating barriers to trade on the continent.