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Checkers is ramping up its battle with Woolies for a share of the wallet of higher income shoppers. Last week, it opened its first smaller format Checkers Foods in Weltevreden Park in northwest Johannesburg. Another three stores will open early next year in Ballito, Westlake (next to Steenberg in Cape Town) and Franschhoek.

Sales of rough diamonds by Debswana Diamond Company jumped 73% in the first nine months of 2021, statistics released by the Bank of Botswana showed on Tuesday, driven by the reopening of US and China’s consumer markets.

Tava Madzinga has been appointed as the new CEO of Santam, and will succeed Lize Lambrechts in the position from 1 July.

Bank of Namibia Governor Johannes !Gawaxab says the central bank’s board has approved changes to its organisational structure.

Alpha Namibia Industries Renewable Power Limited (ANIREP) has recorded N$87.1 million in revenues for the six months to August, with N$64 million coming from the construction of NamPower Omburu project.

 Ndiyakupi Nghituwamata has been appointed Acting Executive Director in the Ministry of Agriculture for a six-month period, effective 1 December, following the retirement of Percy Misika.

Landless People's Movement councillor Sade Gawanas has been elected Mayor of the City of Windhoek.

The Ministry of Health and Social Services has approved the administering of a third booster shot of Sinopharm for those 60 years and older.

With tech startups gaining traction in the Namibian space by providing solutions to everyday challenges, Autono-Me is one such platform that is targeting to disrupt traditional models of work. The Brief (TB) caught up with one of the firm's founders and Chief Executive Officer, Ndiilokelwa Nthengwe (NN) to discuss the launch of the platform. Below are excerpts of the interview. 

The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) has urged the tourism industry to review its marketing strategy and start considering new markets in Africa, South America, Asia and the Middle East.