- General News
- Friday, 23 August 2013 10:25
- Published Date
- Hits: 1042
Macmillan Education Namibia, has re-established itself in the local market by announcing its name change. The company will in future be known as Namibia Publishing House, a true Namibian publishing company, continuing the proud tradition started by its founder, Hermann van Wyk. The company has undergone many name changes since its establishment more than 30 years ago.
The company started out with only two titles in African languages and now proudly offers more than 1800 titles. Namibia Publishing House said it will still focus on publishing quality textbooks for Namibian schools and will also continue to publish titles written by Namibian authors and poets for the general book trade.
Although parting company with the old, well-known Macmillan, the company could take pride in launching their last publication under the Macmillan name. The book Farming in Namibia: Agricultural Development and Practical Technology in Africa which was written by Jeanne Zheng, a Chinese agriculturist who had worked in the north of Namibia and used her knowledge and expertise to teach the local people about growing vegetables.
“Information and knowledge are, in my view, strictly speaking only relevant, meaningful and useful when they are discussed and shared with others. On the other hand information and knowledge that are not discussed and shared with others could or may be characterised as meaningless, unhelpful, useless and sterile,” said Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Hon. John Mutorwa during the book launch.
The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Xin Shunkang talked about the contribution China is making towards agricultural and other development in Namibia and that there is great potential for further expanding trade and economic cooperation. “Such cooperation on an equal and mutually beneficial basis in not only conducive to the economic development of our two countries but also beneficial to the well-being of our two peoples as we work together in this way, we will ensure a sound and stable China Namibia relationship in the years and decades to come,” said Shunkang.
- Articles In This Category
- 2nd Good Business Awards launched (821 hits)General NewsThe Development Bank of Namibia has announced that the entry process for the DBN Good Business Awards 2013 has opened. Entries for the awards, which...Youth urged to take business risks (1025 hits)General NewsThe Namibian youth must work hard and have the courage to take business risks, says independent economist, Robin Sherbourne. Speaking at the launch...AFRAA launches joint fuel purchase project (1484 hits)General NewsThe African Airlines Association (AFRAA) launched a joint fuel purchase programme for nine (9) of its member airlines on Wednesday 11 January 2012...General NewsLocal IT company, Dimension Data of the Ohlthaver & List Group was instrumental in helping to set up the Internet Exchange Point in...Seasoned by Walvis Bay Salt Refiners (924 hits)General NewsWalvis Bay based giant salt producer and manufacturer, Walvis Bay Salt Refiners (Pty) Ltd says that they are on track in meeting their year-end...A penny through play (574 hits)General NewsThe government and private sector often encourage young people to take the initiative in entrepreneurial activities for self-sustainability and this...General NewsSouth Africa’s Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has stressed the importance of the aviation industry in supporting economic growth and...Renewable energy for power security (552 hits)General NewsPresident Hifikepunye Pohamba said this week, Namibia must take advantage of the development in the renewable energy sector to promote security of...Women receive leadership training (887 hits)General NewsThe Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Department of the U.S hosted more than 40 Fulbright students from sub-Saharan African countries...MTC goes to full ICT (565 hits)General NewsMobile Telecommunications Limited, MTC, announced it is looking at a strategy to expand its operations beyond a conventional telecommunications...
- Latest Articles
- HeadlinesNamibia’s grand dame of international relations, Hon Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah forms the anchor point (centre front) of this group of SADC ministers...Grassroots still wallowing in poverty (344 hits)HeadlinesDespite the country’s stellar economic growth of 6% per annum over the past 13 years, an intolerably large number of people still live in poverty...Bank Windhoek profit up over 25% (378 hits)HeadlinesBank Windhoek’s executives are beaming with much delight following the release of an impressive set of financial results for the year ended 30 June...A single currency SADC needs a new manager (272 hits)Editors DeskThe curtain raiser for the all-important Heads of State summit that starts in Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on Sunday, is a series of technical and...Businesswoman conference major success. (493 hits)Human ResourcesThe Namibia Economist, in association with Sara Elago, Patron of the Conference and Businesswoman of the Year 1990, hosted the 15th northern...