Namibia land of the brave
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Namibia land of the brave
Capital City: Windhoek
Official Language: English
President Hifikepunye Pohamba
Prime Minister Nahas Angula
Independence: From South Africa
Date March 21, 1990
Currency: Namibian Dollar (NAD)
1:1 with ZAR
Total 824,292 km2 (34th)
318,259 sq mi
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.
More than half of them (Ovambos, Kavangos, Himbas and Caprivians) live in the rural regions of the
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
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
English (official); Afrikaans, German,
other indigenous languages.
Situated along the southwest coast
of the African continent
Shares the bolder of Atlantic ocean
Namibia is truly a land of
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.
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
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
Members of the 26-seat National Council are
elected from within popularly elected Regional
The economy rests on four pillars:
Mining (biggest GDP contributor)
Agriculture (second & some people depends on
agriculture for livelihood)
Fourth largest exporter of non-fuel minerals in
Africa, and the world’s fifth largest producer of
GDP (PPP): 2009 estimate
Total $ 15.14 billion
Per capita $ 7,201 (88th)
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
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
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.
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
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.
The main species found in abundance off
pilchards (sardines), anchovy, hake, and
horse mackerel, Sole, squid, deep-sea crab,
rock lobster, tuna fish etc.
Namibia has compulsory free education for
10 years between the ages of 6 and 16.
Grades 1–7 are primary level, grades 8–12
Mobile Industry key players:
Beverage industry ( Namib Breweries)
Coca Cola LTD
Multi and Multi liqueur man.
Food Industry major players
Polana food LTD
Namib meal LTD
Bokomo Meals LTD
Hangana S Food etc
The most advertisement methods used:
Road shows, institution visit etc.
Social Marketing is strict with products such
Health care product