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Bush encroachment – Turning a problem into an industry – by Dagmar Honsbein and Colin Lindeque

Bush encroachment in Namibia is defined as the densification and rapid spread of native bush and shrub species, resulting in an imbalance of biodiversity. In addition to native species, invasion of exotic tree or shrub species such as Prosopis also pose a threat. This bush encroachment phenomenon is said to be caused by a number …

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The Namibian Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Reserves and the currency peg – By Rowland Brown

As a small open economy, Namibia’s balance of payments is arguably the single most important indicator of the health of the local economy. This is particularly true of Namibia, where a currency peg and twin deficits (current account and fiscal) present a form of “impossible trinity” if continued in perpetuity. In this vein, should a …

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Transport and logistics role in achieving sustainable development – By Kenneth Odero and Klaus Schade

Transport and logistics is essential for trade, industrialization, social-economic development and regional integration. Over the past 20 years the Government of Namibia has invested in transport infrastructure development (roads, rail, maritime and ports, and aviation) in order to both meet the national demand, as well as position Namibia as the gateway to the Southern Africa …

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The construction sector’s potential contribution to achieving some of the SDGs – By Frederick P.O Muketi and Klaus Schade

The construction sector has been one of the drivers of economic growth over the past few years.  The sector grew by 35% annually on average between 2013 and 2015, resulting in 19% more jobs in the sector in 2014 compared to 2013. And construction works and buildings accounted for 58.5% of all Gross Fixed Capital …

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How can Namibia’s Mining Sector Contribute To Sustainable Development?

When the terms ‘mining’ and ‘sustainable development’ are used in conjunction, it raises some rather perplexing questions and issues given the strong juxtaposition in their meanings. Mining in its absolute nature is a finite activity with an expected time frame of operation, whereas sustainable development refers to a process which ensures that economic activity focuses …

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SASSCAL – promoting knowledge-based policy- and decision-making in support of attaining the SDGs – Br Dr Peter Erb

Weather and the atmosphere ignore national boundaries, as do fluxes of water, food and migrating people. Many ecological processes and mechanisms link neighbouring countries functionally. The fate of downstream riparian communities may depend on decisions taken by upstream communities in a different country; similarly, fire, drought and epidemics are accompanied and partly controlled by trigger …

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