Afrospection with Afra Schimming-Chase

Afra Shimming Chase, is a powerhouse Namibian woman, a motivational speaker, Financial Planner and Partner at FranklinCovey Namibia. Afra shares here her learnings and lessons from the past year, her self examination from Africa… her Afrospection Looking Back… Q: How would you describe your 2017? A: A year that tested my emotions and my resolve. Q: What was something good …

Afrospection with Tatum Strauss

Social Entrepreneur, Tatum Strauss, is completing her Masters in Leadership and Change Management and has impressive aspirations of creatively bridging Namibia’s socio-economic divide through volunteerism and civic engagement. Here Tatum shares her learnings and lessons from the past year, her self examination from Africa… her Afrospection. Looking Back… Q: How would you describe your 2017? A: 2017 was a year …

Afrospection with StArt Art Gallery’s Gina Figuera and Helen Harris

The Capital’s first contemporary private art gallery, the StArt Art Gallery, opened its doors this year to rave reviews. StArt Art Gallery aims to be a bridge that connects Namibian Artists with their audiences, and through doing so support the growth of this industry. The names behind the gallery Gina Figueira and Helen Harris share here their learnings and lessons …

Afrospection with Zodidi Gaseb

Zodidi Gaseb is the Founder of African Naturals, a Namibian business that is built on social entrepreneurship. She has since the launch of her business inspired us with her activism centred around positive self-image. Here she shares her learnings and lessons from the past year, her self examination from Africa… her Afrospection. Looking Back… Q: How would you describe your 2017? …

Opportunities for your business in tough times

“There are two types of businesses – those that have experienced tough times and those that are going to experience tough times”. But can we look at the way our businesses are operating & adjust to even bigger or better opportunities? We revisited the 99FM Struggle is Real Panel discussion held in April this year to get some practical tips …

Challenging the Approach in Tough Times

Challenges, like change, are a constant in life and part of the process in being a business owner. With the current economic challenge connecting most Namibian businesses, we are asked to check our abilities to weather the storm. Johannes Gawaxab, the Executive Chairman of EOS Capital, speaking at the 99FM Struggle is Real Panel Discussion held earlier this year, noted …

Bags That Give Back

Love is the clear driving force behind one Namibian business that demonstrates the power and reach of social entrepreneurship. With handmade leather bags that easily rival top international designer bags, this women-lead company, is using their business as a platform to empower. Comprising three arms that interlink, two of which provide the fuel for the third arm, Myeisha and iNami are …

Hair, Beauty and Natural Authenticity

A Namibian business that is built on social entrepreneurship, is demonstrating that this is both a global, and a local trend towards more inclusivity in business. Social entrepreneurship uses business to solve social problems, such as the ones highlighted by Zodidi Gaseb’s TEDx talk, I am not your Stereotype. I am not my Hair. Zodidi Gaseb is the Founder of …

Baronice on the Benefits of Staying Power

When discussing the merits of staying in a company while you build of your career, most often employees are advised to move around and gain a wide variety of experience to bolster their resume. But is this advice helpful when most people who have made it to the top in the corporate world and stayed there, did so over time. …

Wellness at Work

While building a business, is there merit in creating a balanced environment for your staff? Experts believe so, and say it’ll be felt by your organisations bottom line, when you allow for wellness at work. “Yes, it does cost some money as far as setting up the structure of a healthy workplace goes, but you get your return because your …