Monthly Archives: November 2007

Big bucks

November 1st, 2007 | by admin

Insight’s corporate profits ranking 2007 shows winners and losers Last year insight produced its first ever ranking of Namibian companies


Diplomatic downturn

November 1st, 2007 | by admin

In the absence of a coherent foreign policy, Namibia has exhausted its once plentiful diplomatic capital At independence in 1990


Secret Society

November 1st, 2007 | by admin

What chance does Namibia have of winning the Golden Padlock Award? Namibia is shortlisted for the Media Institute of Southern


month in review

November 1st, 2007 | by admin

September 2007 Economy The annual inflation rate slowed down to 6.8 percent in August, down from 7.2 percent in July,


No Protocol Observed

November 1st, 2007 | by admin

There’s a new newspaper on the block, but even they haven’t got the real stories. Here is all the news


Welcome to Absurdistan

November 1st, 2007 | by admin

10 ways our bumbling bureaucrats will screw up our Nations Cup campaign We’ve seen it all before. The country’s sportsmen


Insight magazine is three years old this month. Notching up 35 editions has been no minor feat if you consider that the publication was started by a small group of individuals whose eagerness for national debate on crucial issues was far greater than any monetary or material resources they had. Insight Namibia would not exist without the contribution of Robin Sherbourne. The magazine was essentially Robin’s brainchild, although the brand and the content became, over time, the product of many more minds. At the beginning of September, Robin sold his remaining shares in Insight magazine as he prepares for new challenges. He had indicated several months ago that he would be leaving Namibia and would therefore be winding down his involvement in the management of the publication. From the outset, Robin, as the majority owner, had sought to expand the ownership of Insight to individuals who would bring value to the company. The publication began with three shareholders: Robin controlling 75 percent, David Lush with 12.5 percent and Tangeni Amupadhi with 12.5 percent. Sherbourne gradually sold his stake to new investors. Graham Hopwood, Kondjeni Shovaleka and Kasiku Siteketa became shareholders as a result. Earlier this year Robin indicated that he would sell the remaining 37.5 percent stake in the business. Robin will maintain his interest in writing incisive economics and business analysis, which he has made one of the hallmarks of the magazine. Robin’s commitment to quality analysis and commentary is well-known in Namibia. There is little doubt that Robin has taken economics and business journalism to new heights – as evidenced by his Namibian Media Awards. He has has set a standard for young, Namibian journalists to emulate. Insight will continue to build on the example he has set as we seek to take the magazine to new heights. The magazine remains in the ownership of five individuals – Tangeni Amupadhi, Graham Hopwood, David Lush, Immanuel Shovaleka and Kasiku Siteketa. We wish Robin all the best for his future projects.

November 1st, 2007 | by admin

No way to treat an investor The Land of the Brave hosts an international investment conference at the end of


Leader

November 1st, 2007 | by admin

Tribute to Robin Sherbourne Insight magazine is three years old this month. Notching up 35 editions has been no minor


Cri de Coeur

November 1st, 2007 | by admin

Are we happy with being perennial under-achievers? I’m not a great rugby fan (too many scrums collapsing on my head


Letters

November 1st, 2007 | by admin

Online and naked Dear Editor, Thanks for your useful monthly IT tips (the eBuzz column). The issue of spam (in



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