Danny Meyer

Danny Meyer


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Namibia Can Make It

Hastening the pace of industrialisation has been on the country’s economic development agenda since the dawn of nationhood, but value-addition targets remain out of reach. As pundits frequently highlight: Namibia produces what it doesn’t consume and consumes what it doesn’t…

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Keep an Eye on Shifts in Consumer Behaviour

The signs were always there that the inevitable would happen, but Covid-19 was the disrupter that changed consumers’ buying habits. To minimise the risk of the pandemic spreading, consumers were forced to change the way they shopped. It was no…

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Smart Partnerships Yield Results

There were earlier warnings, but when it finally arrived on 23 February, the greylisting by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) was a serious wake-up call for Namibia’s public and private sectors. Greylisting exposes a country’s shortcomings in the enforcement…

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The Importance of Family-Owned Enterprises

In many countries family-owned enterprises (FOEs) are the backbone of the economy. Research provides ample evidence to show that globally, FOEs provide employment to millions of people, serve as financial and social anchors in many communities and generate a sizable…

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There is Wisdom in Avoiding Shortcuts

She even admits to this shortcoming, but my wife, Thea, cannot give travel route directions or read a map, as I discovered early in our marriage. On an annual family holiday, we changed travel plans deviating from our route to…

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A Feast For Writers and Readers 2

Last week I wrote about two captivatingly interesting sessions I attended at this year’s Franschhoek Literary Festival (FLF). One session was with Olympic track champion Caster Semenya, who recently published her heart-wrenching memoir ‘The Race To Be Myself’. At the…

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A Feast for Writers and Readers

With a diverse line-up of authors and topics at this year’s edition of the Franschhoek Literary Festival (FLF) one was again spoilt for choice. Topics ranged from politics to crime and memoirs to fiction by writers from Africa and beyond…

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Learn to Read and Read to Learn

Literacy among the youth has increased in sub-Saharan Africa, but it remains low by global standards. A survey in South Africa, the most industrialised country in Africa, on reading habits of children is an eye-opener. The deterioration over the past…

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To be Clever or To Be Smart?

Winter and all other seasons come and go every year. And so too does graduation season in Windhoek, with the telltale sign of its arrival the vehicles congesting the southern access and exit route of the capital city. Depending on…

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Recognise Employees and Employers

International workers day was celebrated in Namibia and in many other countries around the world yesterday – here even as a public holiday. Also known as May Day or Labour Day, this annual day of recognition is often erroneously connected…

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Double Dipping of a Different Kind

Business jargon, also known as corporate speak, are words and phrases regarded as slang, which are okay for verbal communication but too informal to use in written communication. Such slang often becomes popular, to an extent that it even becomes…

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