Rundu residents adamant on finishing SIM card registration process


Some Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC) clients waiting in line at the mobile home in Rundu are adamant about finishing the registration process, despite the announced extension.

It's a chaotic situation, with various clients putting pressure on the security guards to better manage the queue.

Despite the extension, some people said they would register today, no matter how long it takes.

They also welcomed the three-month extension.

A number of clients had a lot to say about how the mobile home should handle the registration process.

Namibia to soon allow submission of tenders online


Namibia could soon allow the submission of tenders online, and bidders would receive their awards in the same way.

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila revealed this during a courtesy call by an Indian investment and trade delegation at State House.

The move to allow online tendering is part of the country's broader objective to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Namibian government hopes that the automation of the tendering system and other services will further help eliminate unethical conduct.

Passports and short-term employment permits applications now online


The public can now apply for passports and short-term employment permits (work visas) online.

The service will be available on the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security's website at

The service was launched under the theme "Moving to a Digital World."

The Executive Director in the Ministry, Etienne Maritz, noted that their clients lose valuable time by spending time in long queues trying to apply for these documents. Hence, this will improve service delivery in the ministry.

Social media considered key driver in tourism sector post COVID-19


Social media has become a key driver of the tourism sector, as over 70% of bookings are currently done online.

This is after having to explore innovative and safe ways to stabilize the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Namibia currently has over 100,000 online booking establishments.
Namibia Media Holdings CEO Albe Botha says booking online has allowed for easier cancellation policies.

This has however also posed a challenge for some establishments to plan, while those that do not have cancellation policies tend to lose out on customers.