Chronic Diseases and Workplace Wellness

With the international trend towards wellness in the workplace, companies are starting to take employee wellness more seriously and seeing the benefits in reduction of absenteeism and improved morale. Here in Namibia, employees are feeling the difference. With World Multiple Sclerosis Day coming up on the 31st of May, 99FM’s MYD Smart spoke to the Founder & Project Manager at …

What Empathy Has to Do with Your Bottom Line

Business is about meeting needs, but to meet your customers and your employee’s needs, you need to first understand those needs. This is where empathy is a powerful tool in taking your business to the next level and why empathy is common amongst successful entrepreneurs and businesses alike. To have empathy as an entrepreneur or business owner is to understand …

Crafting a Business With Wire

Creating an income from what started at a hobby, Namibian born, Moris David has become known in the city centre for his consistently happy face and generously warm-hearted nature. That and his intricate and beautifully crafted wire and bead craft pieces, many of which are made from recycled materials. While discussing his approach to business and what enabled him to …

A Business Built Around Namibian Books

Nestled in the heart of Windhoek is a little bookstore with Namibian patriotism displayed on the shelves as literature. “We try to have all Namibian books available and anything about Namibia.” Explains owner, Angela Hofmeyer, who goes on to say, “people want Namibian products, they want Namibian books.” Talking the business of running a book store, reading, and getting the …

Serving Society Through a Wellbeing Economy

In an economy, focusing on development alone has been proven to be short sighted, for development alone neglects adaptability, integration and empowerment. To find out more about the movement of the wellbeing economy, 99FM’s MYD Smart spoke to Lorenzo Fioramonti and Justine Braby, who prepared this guide for us. What if growth was not the business imperative? Crazy, you say? …

Changing Attitudes Towards Informality

The economy that revolves around peoples social activities is called the ‘leisure economy’. While the leisure economy is a term used for a city’s high street that is lined with bars, cafes, and restaurants and becomes a leisure destination, a leisure economy that has become its own thriving economy can be found in informal sectors. “A range of secondary businesses …

How to Express Yourself for Better Understanding

Communication is the backbone on which companies function. Good communication affects everything from team morale, to productivity and profitability. All too often, what we try to communicate gets lost in translation despite our best intentions. Bad communication habits often lead to misunderstandings that result in conflict and stress in the workplaces. Because good communication means your message is being sent …

Che – On becoming an On-Air Radio DJ

Che Ulenga is no stranger to the world of media and entertainment, having been an on air radio DJ and producer for the last 11 years. Having just been nominated for the Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMA) in the category, Radio DJ of The Year, Che’s magic behind the mic is evident. 99FM’s MYD Smart spoke to Che to find …

Finding Success in Meaning

In life and in business, obstacles faced often weaken our resolve to continue. How does one re-energise in the face of setbacks, is what 99FM’s MYD Smart asked Namibian Industrial Psychologist, Coen Welsh, who prepared this short guide on how chasing success instead of meaning results in us losing both. Finding success in meaning by Coen Welsh This year has …

Economic Benefits in Social Cohesion

Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana is an urban revivalist who has been instrumental in creating economically thriving and creative public and private spaces in which to live, work and play in Cape Town’s Central City. Expertise that the City of Windhoek has called upon to see what concepts would work to create more social cohesion in Windhoek. Bulelwa is the CEO of the …