Need Help with Your Tax?

In the run up to the 30 June tax return deadline, Mark sat down with PwC Tax Leader, Stefan Hugo, to chat about TaxTim – the online tax return completion tool, waiting to help us all with our tax returns. Q: What is TaxTim? A: TaxTim is an online tax return completion tool. The aim with TaxTim is to make …

Is How You See Stress Making an Impact on You?

What if how you framed your stress could have an effect on how stressed you are? According to Namibian Industrial Psychologist, Coen Welsh, “Research suggests that our attitude toward stress influences the impact stress has on us.” Coen explains in the following that he prepared for 99FM’s MYD Smart. Re-Thinking How You Think About Stress by Coen Welsh We are …

A Passion for Taxation

Poor financial management is typically one of the main causes of a business failing. Poor tax knowledge has been shown to be the most influential factor in determining tax compliance behaviour within an organisation. With this in mind, and knowing that there was a shortage of Tax Consultants here in Namibia, one company decided, ten years ago, to open a …

Cyber Crime Protection Tips From The Experts

A recent global cyber attack, the WannaCry ransomware attack that started on the 12th of May 2017, has sent shock waves across the globe, even Namibia was not exempt from the attack. With many of the victims of this attack being businesses, 99FM’s MYD Smart spoke to Yolinda van der Linde of iWits, to find out what businesses need to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

PWC Partner Discusses Pre-Budget Expectations

The 2017/2018 financial Year Budget Speech is expected by Minister of Finance Honorable Calle schlettwein this week. PWC Partner/Director Johan Nel says he would like to see the minister address critical issues like the continued drive to bring Government expenditure in line with the current budget, continued focus to manage the country’s debt exposure and forecasts on Government’s cash flow …