NAU News: 08 May 2020

In today’s newsletter –

  • Government’s Economic stimulus package starts
  • NATIS offices open
  • FA and other news


Government’s Economic stimulus package starts

The economic stimulus package of Government officially started this week as the SSC has posted the online applications form on their website: Employers and employees which were affected negatively by the Covid-19 pandemic can apply for the advantage under this program which is for a period of three month from 1 May 2020. Employers in the aviation-, tourism- and construction sectors qualify for an employers wage subsidy of 17% of their total salary invoice for three months as well as exemption of SSC contributions for three months.

Employees in all sector which fall in the income tax threshhold of N$50 000 per annum and have lost their income or received a decreased income, qualify for a subsidy of half of their salaries with a minimum of N$1 000 per month in terms of the Affected workers program.   Click here here to download the full regulations for the said scheme. The SSC has also released a directive of the 4 easy steps to apply online for all the above benefits. Click here  to downlaod the directive.

NATIS offices open

NATIS has announced that all their offices in the country have re-opened on 7 May 2020. NATIS has also opened a “Call Centre” where the public can make enquiries and give their problems. The No is 061 2847777 and they are opened Monday to Friday from 07:00 – 16:30.

Channel 7

Listen to Landbou Journal on Saturday morning at 6 when we talk about the following subjects and people:

  • Jacolette Kloppers of Landbou Weekblad talks about the latest farmers patent which saves money and is skilful
  • Following the recent Copenhagen Fur auction, Julene Meyer tells us about the prices and challenges of the Swakara pelts
  • Uri vehicles are not new to farmers but this vehicles peer, Fonk, the electric vehicle is the latest known. Listen to Len Smith who tells us more about this

Landbou Journal’s re-broadcast is on Wednesdays evenings between 8 and 9. Stay tuned to Channel 7, where farmers can listen to their agricultural news. Channel 7 can also be heard on DSTV Channel 825 or on our website at or via cell tube.

FA and other news

A World Bee Day is on 20 May and an information exhibition is held from 30 April until 30 May at the National Art Gallery Namibia, Windhoek. On 30 April is an open ceremony and on 20 May a Bee ceremony. For further details contact 081 6357327.

The meeting of Westelike Khomas FA which should have been held on 27 May has been postponed until further notice. For further details contact Amanda Greeff, Tel 081 2596108,

The Stampriet Show which should have taken place from 31 August until 4 September has been postponed.

The 2020 NAU AgriBraai will be hosted on 4 & 5 September at the Mariental show grounds. With the theme “Camp fire legends” we want to ensure that the focus in 2020 is placed on persons who build a rich tradition in the farming community. 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the NAU AgriBraai as well as the 90th anniversary of the Uhlenhorst FA, the winners of the 2019 competition and hosts this year. More information about this day will follow in due course. For any enquiries please contact Hoekus van Niekerk, Tel 081 2944676, or Corrine van Wyk, Tel 081 3582299,