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NAPHA Newsletter, 5 October 2018
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In this edition

05 October 2018

1. 45th NAPHA AGM, Gala Dinner and Auction
2. Approval of Marketing Material
3. MET Annual Registration
4. NAU Press Release
5. Concerns over Cheetahs kept as Pets
6. DSCF We Hunt For Life Campaign
7. Agri Outlook Conference 2018
8. Game Meat Recipe Competition
9. Swakopmund Museum requires assistance

45th NAPHA AGM, Gala Dinner and Auction

27 November 2018

The planning of the AGM is in full swing and we thank each and every one that has contributed in cash and kind towards this event.

Since 2015 we are once again able to offer the Krieghoff Fun Shoot.
We extend our gratitude to Krieghoff, Lamprecht Shotshells and Tactical Sports for having taken the initiative to arrange this.
   
Throughout the days before and after the AGM, we will attend to various events:

26 November 2018:
14h30 Krieghoff Fun Shoot
18h00 Pre-AGM Dinner at Joe's Beerhouse (N$ 250.00 p.p.)

27 November 2018:
06h30 Registration: Annual General Meeting (N$ 150.00 p.p.)
18h30 Gala Dinner and Auction (N$ 550.00 p.p.)

28 November 2018:
08h30 First Aid Refresher Course (N$ 450.00* p.p.)

If you have not registered for the AGM yet, please do so by completing the attendance registration form and returning it to the NAPHA Office. AGM Packs will be distributed 30 days prior to the meeting date, as per the NAPHA Constitution. Every member will receive an electronic AGM pack and hard copies can be obtained from the office. Please indicate whether your AGM copy should be forwarded to you by postal mail.

Those that have registered for the Gala Dinner are requested to please collect their tickets from the NAPHA Office.

We look forward to seeing you there!
 

Approval of Marketing Material

As per Section 106 of the Regulations of the Nature Conservation Ordinance 4 of 1975:

106. Advertising of hunting of game for the sake of trophies
  1. No person may advertise the hunting of game or wild animals for the purpose of trophies in the Territory unless he is the owner or lessee of a hunting farm, or unless he is the owner or manager of a guest farm or safari undertaking.
  2. No advertisement, brochure or pamphlet in which or through which the hunting of game or wild animals for the purpose of trophies is advertised shall be printed or distributed before it has been approved in writing by the Director.
  3. Such an advertisement, brochure or pamphlet shall state all the services offered by the advertiser.
We are proud to announce that the NAPHA Office can now submit your marketing material at the Ministry for approval. An administrative fee of N$100.00 (excl. VAT) applies.
 
Kindly complete the enclosed Request for Approval and return to the NAPHA Office together with your Marketing Material to be approved.

MET Annual Registration

Please ensure that your annual MET registration is accompanied by all necessary documentation, valid for the full annual cycle.
 
1. Land Owner’s permission letter;
2. Appointment letter (If newly registered);
3. Copy of NTB Certificate;
4. Copy of previous MET Certificate;
5. First Aid Certificate valid for the full cycle;
6. Hunters Liability Insurance.
 
Failure to comply will result in the annual registration lapsing mid-cycle and a new registration must then be submitted and paid in full again.

Download Application for Registration 

NAU Press Release

NAU Newsletter - 28 September 2018

Following rumours that the NAU has withdrawn from the Second National Land Conference, the NAU has issued the following press release on September 26,2018:
The Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) is looking forward to attending the Second National Land Conference,  and  is  grateful  that  the  President of  the  NAU,  Mr.  Ryno  van  der  Merwe  will  have the  opportunity  to  make  a  statement  on  behalf  of  the  NAU  during  the  first  day  of  the Conference.  The  agricultural  sector  is  in  dire  need  of  growth,  and  for  this  investment  to improve productivity of land is required.
The NAU developed a land ownership database of all title deeds in Namibia, and it continuously monitors the progress with land reform and change in ownership of title deed farms. The latest update  of  the  database  shows  that  Namibia  consists  of  82.4  million  hectares,  of  which  13.6 million  hectares  consists  of  national  parks  and  restricted  areas.  Land utilised for agricultural purposes, private tourism, town lands and mines is about 68 million hectares in total, of which 56% (38 million ha) are freehold title deed land and 44% (30 million ha) are communal land.
Due  to  a  peaceful  land  reform  process  implemented  by  Government  under  the  current  and previous leadership, previously disadvantaged individuals as well as Government currently own 9.5  million  hectares  of  title  deed  areas  in  Namibia.  Therefore,  about  60%  of  total  land  in Namibia  utilized  for  agricultural  purposes,  private  tourism,  mines  and  town  lands  (including communal  areas)  currently  belongs  to  either  the  Government  or  previously  disadvantaged individuals.
According  to  the  statistics  of  the  National  Statistics  Agency,  since  1992  more  than  8  million hectares of land was offered to Government through the willing buyer- willing seller initiative. An  estimated  3  million  hectares  of  land  was  bought  by  the  Ministry  of  Land  Reform  for resettlement  purposes,  while  5  million  hectares  was  waived  to  be  sold  to  any  willing  buyer. Therefore,  reasons  and  challenges  as  to  why  the  Ministry  of  Land  Reform  waived  some  of  the land  offered  should  be  investigated  and  actions  should  be  taken,  rather  than  abolishing  the principle of willing buyer – willing seller.
The NAU again wants to reiterate that we fully support the land reform process. We have trust in Government that the Constitution will be upheld, while this process takes place.

Concerns over Cheetahs kept as Pets

The Namibian - 1 October 2018

The Large Carnivore Management Association of Namibia (LCMAN) said in a media statement issued recently that it appears the number of cheetahs being kept captive or as pets in Namibia have increased over the past couple of years. 


The organisation warned that the big cats should never be taken from the wild, and said the practice is illegal, according to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. 

“Large carnivores, including cheetahs, do not make good pets. Cheetahs are delicate species which suffer from health-related issues and require special food and care, as well as physical and mental stimulation. If they do not get this proper care, they most often get sick”, said Laurie Marker, chairperson of the LCMAN and founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). 

She said cheetahs are among Namibia's most precious resources, and the country is known internationally for having the world's largest remaining cheetah population, approximately 1 500 adults and adolescents out of the worldwide population of less than 7 500. [Read more

DSCF We Hunt For Life Campaign

Since that low point in 1995, the Black Rhino population has doubled in number. This growth has occurred primarily in Namibia. To understand how, it's best to first learn more about Namibia and how the country's attitude toward hunting has helped dramatically increase the Black Rhino population.

Agri Outlook Conference 2018


Programme  
Registration form 2018 English and Afrikaans 

RSVP: Ms Rina Hough
Tel: 061 237 838; E-mail: rina@agrinamibia.com.na
Closing date for registrations: 4 Oktober 2018

Game Meat Recipe Competition

Swakopmund Museum requires assistance

The Scientific Society Swakopmund, the governing body of the Swakopmund Museum and the Sam Cohen Library, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year - but the Swakopmund Museum, established in 1952 is even older.

Much beloved, especially by children and tourists, is the “animal island” in the Museum: exhibited in the center of the huge main hall there are several life-sized taxidermized & replica animals from Namibia. Some of these are coming of age and the Swakopmund museum thus requests your assistance in obtaining full life-size mounted animals either at a reduced rate or a donation.
Being a private association not for gain, their funds are limited and they highly appreciate any assistance. Should your animals not be in the very best state for the main exhibit, they could still be welcomed as interactive exhibits for visitors to touch. 

Please consider supporting the Swakopmund Museum. Pay a visit the next time you relax in Swakopmund and learn what other treasures the Museum holds. It is an experience for the whole family and can be greatly improved with your assistance.

Animals of particular interest:
  • Any birds, preferably birds of prey
  • Small giraffe
  • Jackal
  • Lion
Animals / plants currently on display on the animal island or in Diorama’s can be viewed here.
We are looking for a young, energetic man to do farm work on our farm in the Kamanjab area. 
Duties include: General Maintenance, looking at the farm if owners are not there, assisting with client and hunting support, (do not need to be a hunting guide or PH, but will be an advantage) Person should be a Namibian citizen, hardworking, willing to work long hours if needed, irregular hours and honest. Please contact Julene 081 284 7843 or Lwyk 081 236 0833 or e-mail: info@leopardlegend.com for more information regarding the requirements for this position.

Aru Game Lodges is currently looking for a vibrant and energetic lady who can act as a personal assistant and lodge supervisor. Her duties will be, but not limited to, the following:
  • Supervising of all staff
  • General supervising of lodge, 
  • Daily running and neatness of lodge,
  • Reporting of maintenance needed, 
  • Stock take of food, curios & cleaning materials,
  • Tending to emails and website requests
  • Applying of hunting permits with MET
  • Shopping of groceries and stock
  • Socialising and tending to all needs of guests
  • Working with and processing photos of clients.
This position requires long hours and self-discipline. 
Preference would be given to someone interested to have a long working relationship instead of a need for experience to be gained.
Please send cv’s to danene@arugamelodges.com
NAMIBIA AGRICULTURAL UNION VACANCY: FINANCIAL ASSISTANT

The NAU has a vacancy as financial assistant. Applicants must have a Grade 12 certificate with 5 years practical experience. CV's can be forwarded: nau@agrinamibia.com.na or hand delivered at the NAU Offices, Agrihouse, 114 Robert Mugabe Ave. For enquiries, please call Financial Manager Jackie van Aswegen at 061237 838.

Namibia Professional Hunting Association
(NAPHA)

 
PO Box: 11291
Windhoek
Namibia

Tel: +264 (0) 61 234455
WhatsApp:  +264 (0) 81 162 0977

Danene van der Westhuyzen, President, president@napha.com.na
Tanja Dahl, Chief Executive Officer, ceo@napha.com.na
Nicole Schwandt, Executive Assistant, napha@napha.com.na
Delin Rooinasie, Secretary, info@napha.com.na
Christel Zeilinger, Administrative Assistant, office@napha.com.na
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