Dreams Coming True for Namibian Chefs

“I feel excited and I am looking forward to the competition, especially the people we are going to be competing against when we win the cup.” Says Brendall Masambo who goes on to say, “I have always been passionate about cooking, I always wanted to be a chef in fact, but growing up my uncles told me that a man …

Why Wellness is a Work Must

More companies these days are looking at wellness in the workplace and smartly so. Today people tend to spend most of their waking hours at work and this experience can either be uplifting or depressing depending, to a large degree, on the approach of the organisation towards its people. A company’s culture can be built or broken by the approach …

Otto Kapuka on Passion

Passion drives ambition. Passion was what drove Steve’s Job’s vision of a phone with one button in the front, Jeff Bezos of Amazon’s dream of a store that sold everything. Passion is the force that has driven many successful careers to great heights. In fact it’s hard to find an example of success, in the small business owner and entrepreneur …

For the Love of the Loaf

A passion for bread is earning a quaint, French inspired bakery in Windhoek a name for itself along with a growing fan base. Attention to detail and bread true to the origins of bread making is what you’ll find at Le Pain Bakery in Windhoek. 99FM’s MYD Smart sat down with the name behind Le Pain Bakery, Stephaan Coetzee, to …

How to Get Comfortable with Change

“The thought of making a life change can be so intimidating that even though you want to be the master of your own destiny you’ll end up doing nothing or settling for less than you deserve simply because you’re so afraid of that change.” This according to Catherine Pratt of Life with Confidence. To understand how change is actually an opportunity …

Problems That Deliver Possibilites

“Fall in love with the problems because finding a solution to a problem is innovation, and once you innovate, you create.” Driving innovation and using recycled items while they do, is what these two successful Namibia entrepreneurs are about. The two are, Aska Orlale and Taleni Matheus, the names behind M&O Designs which manufactures décor products using recycled materials, such …

Discovering Significance in Flowers

Sandra met her husband Kalf van Zyl in Franshoek in South Africa. She had moved to the Western Cape of South Africa at the age of 16 years old to attend school for people who are visually impaired. Up until then she had lived where she was born, in Otjiwarongo. The two moved back to Namibia to open up, what …

Why Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success

“A company or a person will have significantly stunted growth and development if they don’t learn to embrace their mistakes.” Say the word failure and most people want to run, hide and most certainly avoid ever even starting, for fear of failure attaching itself to you. However, the most successful people in the world today will tell you that in …

How To Dress For A Job Interview

You’ve gone to recruitment agencies, circled job vacancies in newspapers, you’ve called all you contacts, and your CV has been sent out personally, electronically and if you could you would’ve sent it spiritually as well. Then finally, you get the call, you’re not yet hired but you could be. The job interview is looming. CV (check), company research (check), mock …

How To Negotiate Your Salary

We all have expectations when it comes to our salary, some realistic and others not. While most people will argue that salaries are something people are never satisfied with, without a clear approach to how you negotiate your salary with your employer, you run the risk of under selling yourself. Coen Welsh, a Namibian Industrial Psychologist, prepared a guide to better …