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Namibia land of the brave

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Namibia land of the brave

  1. 1. By Hileni Ithindi
  2. 2. Capital City: Windhoek Official Language: English Government: Republic  President Hifikepunye Pohamba  Prime Minister Nahas Angula Independence: From South Africa  Date March 21, 1990 Currency: Namibian Dollar (NAD) 1:1 with ZAR Area:  Total 824,292 km2 (34th) 318,259 sq mi
  3. 3. Population (July 2012 est.):2,031,000 ( in 2001 it was 1.8 million only) Annual growth rate (2012 est.): 1.8% Namibia is one of the least populated country in the world. Ethnic groups:  More than half of them (Ovambos, Kavangos, Himbas and Caprivians) live in the rural regions of the north.  Least populated part is the dry south, where only 7% of the population lives (mainly Nama and farmers of Afrikaans or German origin). Most of them live in the towns of Keetmanshoop and Luderitz  30% of the Namibians (mainly Herero and Damara and the majority of the white) population live in Windhoek and in the towns of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund Religions: Predominantly Christian Languages: English (official); Afrikaans, German, other indigenous languages.
  4. 4.  Situated along the southwest coast of the African continent  Shares the bolder of Atlantic ocean  Namibia is truly a land of remarkable contracts  A remarkable strip of land in the northeast, known as Caprivi Strip is the vestige of a narrow corridor demarcated for German Empire to access the Zambezi River.
  5. 5.  landscape consists primarily of central highlands, of which the highest point is the Brandberg at 2,606 meters (8,500 ft)  The central plateau runs from north to south, bordered by the Namib Desert (oldest in the world) and its coastal plains to the west, the Orange River to the south, and the Kalahari Desert to the east.  The climate ranges from desert to sub-tropical, generally hot and dry most of the year; rainfall is sparse and unpredictable.  Other important towns are the ports of Walvis Bay (strategic to SADC) and Swakopmund, as well as Oshakati, Grootfontein, Tsumeb and Keetmanshoop.
  6. 6.  Namibia has a multiparty, multyracial democracy, with a president who is elected for 5-year term  The constitution establishes a bicameral Parliament and provides for general elections every 5 years and regional elections every 6 years. Members of the 72-seat National Assembly are elected on a party list system on a proportional basis  Members of the 26-seat National Council are elected from within popularly elected Regional Councils.
  7. 7.  The economy rests on four pillars:  Mining (biggest GDP contributor)  Agriculture (second & some people depends on agriculture for livelihood)  Fishery  Tourism  Fourth largest exporter of non-fuel minerals in Africa, and the world’s fifth largest producer of uranium  GDP (PPP): 2009 estimate  Total $ 15.14 billion  Per capita $ 7,201 (88th)
  8. 8.  Rich diamond deposits make Namibia a primary source for gem-quality diamonds  Produces large quantities gold, silver, zinc, copper, lead, tin, marble and granite as well as semi-precious stones  Namibia imports some of its food requirement  Although high per capita GDP, some Namibians are unemployed and greater unequal distribution of wealth, large amount of wealth is exported
  9. 9.  Diamond production totalled 1.5 million carats (300 kg) in 2000, generating nearly $500 million in export earnings  Other important mineral resources are uranium, copper, lead, and zinc. The country also is a source of gold, silver, tin, vanadium, semiprecious gemstones, tantalite, phosphate, sulfur, and salt.  large areas of Namibia, including off-shore, are currently leased for oil prospecting.
  10. 10.  Agriculture in Namibia contributes around 5% of the national Gross Domestic Product. Primary products included livestock and meat products, crop farming and forestry  Namibia has one of the highest rates of income inequality in the world, due in part to the fact that there is an urban economy and a more rural cash-less economy.  One of the fastest growing areas of economic development in Namibia is the growth of wildlife conservancies.
  11. 11.  The clean, cold South Atlantic waters off the coast of Namibia are home to some of the richest fishing grounds, with the potential for sustainable yields of 1.5 million metric tonnes per year.  Commercial fishing and fish processing is the fastest-growing sector of the Namibian economy in terms of employment, export earnings, and contribution to GDP.
  12. 12.  The main species found in abundance off Namibia are:  pilchards (sardines), anchovy, hake, and horse mackerel, Sole, squid, deep-sea crab, rock lobster, tuna fish etc. Education sector Namibia has compulsory free education for 10 years between the ages of 6 and 16. Grades 1–7 are primary level, grades 8–12 secondary
  13. 13. Mobile Industry key players:  MTC  LEO  TELCOM
  14. 14. Beverage industry ( Namib Breweries)  Coca Cola LTD  Windhoek Lager  Multi and Multi liqueur man.  Tafel Lager  Kingsley  Fruitree
  15. 15. Transportation Industry  Trans Namib  Air Namibia
  16. 16. Food Industry major players  Polana food LTD  Namib meal LTD  Bokomo Meals LTD  Hangana S Food etc
  17. 17.  The most advertisement methods used:  Television advertisement  Radio advertising  Billboard advertising  Social Media  Print media  Road shows, institution visit etc.
  18. 18.  Social Marketing is strict with products such as:  Alcohol  Tobacco  Health care product

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