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Namibia is a republic in southern Africa, south of ANGOLA and west of BOTSWANA. Its capital is Windhoek.
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I am looking for companies that have experience with construction of household/farm-scale constructed/treatment wetlands in
- Eastern/southeastern Botswana,
- South Africa (around Pretoria and Cape Town),
- Namibia (Windhoek region) and
- Ghana (Kumasi region)
It would be about subcontracting the construction of horizontal subsurface flow systems for greywater/domestic wastewater/dairy farm washwater as part of an EU-funded Innovation project. If anyone can recommend some to me in the respective regions I would be very thankful!
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I will take up the contract.
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I am a researcher coordinating a project on the use of encroacher bushes for animal feed in Namibia (https://www.facebook.com/Bush-to-Feed-Project-UNAM-104063237124512/). As part of the research we are measuring the tannin content of the bushes and we need to purchase a standard (quebracho tannin).
Can anybody in Southern Africa recommend a supplier?
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I have used QT in livestock diets in the past. We used Unitan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit%C3%A1n
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We are trying to calibrate/validate our predictive productivity/erosion model (APEX) against multi-year productivity data for Kenya and Namibia. Erosion measurements also needed. FAO datasets do not provide raw values, so are not good for us. We are looking for ground measurements in any location throughout either Kenya or Namibia. Can anyone help? Thanks.
We are trying to calibrate/validate our predictive productivity/erosion model (APEX) against multi-year productivity data for Kenya and Namibia. Erosion measurements also needed. FAO datasets do not provide raw values, therefore they are not good for us. We are looking for ground measurements in any location throughout either Kenya or Namibia. Can anyone help? Thanks.
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This is a good question.
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Some South African lions present unique phenotypic traits, including a white coat and light blue eyes. To the best of my knowledge, the only populations presenting such characteristics are located in the Kruger National Park and Namibia.
Considering the characteristic savannah environment, I was wondering why alleles that lead to such phenotypic features are not negatively selected by natural selection. Indeed, a white coat may be disadvantageous for predators as they are most easily detected by prey. I assume that such alleles were "fixed" in the populations as a consequence of genetic drift. So, maybe, white lion small populations are still capable to persist because of poor genetic flow among (meta)populations?
Thanks in advance.
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Based on the latest research I realized, there are approximately 300 specimens left in the Timbavati Reserve and Kruger National Park. Occasionally, lion aggregations composed by more than one white individual were reported. Despite at low density, the population is still able to persist. Notwithstanding, I agree with you that in the future this coloured morphism will be most likely negatively selected. By the way, I suggest to read the article shared by Tusheema. It's very interesting.
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I'm particularly concerned with the need to allow post-conflict societies to charter their own meanings and solutions rather then being given conceptual templates (of reconciliation and justice) imported from other contexts. Do these imported templates not hinder meaningful self-actualisation of these societies, by giving them concepts they cannot process to meaningfully transform their structures and systems? Added to that is the aspect of identity, that only within the context of self-generated meanings which the people have grappled with can they reach amicable solutions regarding the way forward. The question is focused on Namibia and South Africa, post-apartheid.
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The process towards reconciliation and justice in post-conflict societies depend very much on context. In working towards reconciliation and justice, concepts are understood and given meanings in the societies in relation to their culture, nature and history. Legitimate solutions recognized by the people can be developed through such approaches. However, I would still consider lessons from other contexts, though not in the form of direct importation.
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I have obtained a second original report of the CARAP 1980: Countrywide animal and range assessment project, Botswana. DHV/ITC, Amersfoort. 7 vols + maps. The maps include vegetation, wildlife and San distribution maps, valuable for environmental change studies.
I am willing to send the volumes to an interested researcher, archivist or institution in Botswana, Namibia or South Africa in that order of priority.
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Dear Elizabeth
Thanks for contacting me. The map set of the report is gem as a historical record of the Kalahari. I have donated the set to the ORI in Maun where it is now accessible to you and other interested persons. My hope is that the wildlife and habitat data contained in the maps will be digitised in a GIS and used together with subsequent wildlife censuses and inventories for a landscape history of the Kalahari, relevant for wildlife conservation and tourism.
For a concrete, ambitious project (proposal), I would be delighted to support you with advice and author information as well as second copy, if working from Gaborone with maps in Maun would be a handicap. Please appreciate, the Kalahari and its issues are well-known to me as Namibian SEA officer in the current decade. From my affiliation, you may take my ongoing passion for wildlife and society interfaces.
Please be welcome to consider the RG account as my scientific "facebook".
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The biochar is currently being made with a Kon-Tiki kiln. What ratio of biochar and compost is suitable for addition to sandy soils in Arid climate? (we are planning for 15t biochar + 40t compost) And what are the results expected? I would also like to get an idea on what steps are important from this whole process?
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Siddarth I think you could have a preliminary pot experiment before going in the field. Check the performance of the treatments that may be promising and try this later in the field. I am interested in your work could you send me your progress to this email kafulac769@gmail.com
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A research proposal in Logistics and Supply Chain challenges based on Namibia. Most of the research articles I have read have similar information. Also the same with other research in developing countries. I thought of reading about the Logistics and Supply Chain of countries such as Singapore, China...
I am still contemplating on the working title, questions and objectives.
Any suggestions or recommendations?
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Vitalii Nitsenko Thank you very much for your input. I am from Namibia and aware of what is happening. But you are right, I could do that during study breaks.
Klaus Krumme, how insightful. Thank you. I will definitely read more on that, I stumbled upon a journal that also spoke about climate change and its affects to the logistics and supply chain. Interesting indeed.
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I am in Namibia and trying to get hold of some extra Handy PEA clips - 100 to be exact.
Would anyone have a few clips lying around that you are willing to part with?
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Your post was classified under 'lying' you used the word in a completely honest context but researchgate allocated it to the dishonest one.
Thanks for the info. Google only brings up 'pea' clips for horticulture.
Ian
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I am planing to do a cross sectional study of high risk type HPV in the adult female population of the Kavango East Region of Namibia. I need some form of measurement to ensure quality of this study. Any suggestions?
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Great Alex.
Though it will be more involving, I guess I have to compare my molecular test results with colcoscopy for a smaller sample of the test population.
Thanks!
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Hey all,
at the moment I am looking for sectoral data (more specifically the mining sector) for Southern Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland).
Does anyone have an suggestion for data sets?
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Hi Timo,
Try:
Understanding foreign direct investment in the southern African development community: an analysis based on project‐level data
Nomathemba Mhlanga Garrick Blalock Ralph ChristyFirst published: 26 April 2010 https://doi-org.ezproxy.bu.edu/10.1111/j.1574-0862.2010.00440.x
Understanding Foreign Direct Investment in the Southern African Development Community: An Analysis Based on Project-Level Data, http://purl.umn.edu/51632
Profiling Sectoral Risks of Foreign Direct Investment in Africa, https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:rza:wpaper:415
Cheers,
MG
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Corrupt state owned enterprises lie at the heart of most African economies. Prevailing economic crisis sweeping SACU states for example is largely a result of economic mismanagement, that is largely shaped by the looting of state owned enterprises. Sheer incompetence and corruption is actually pushing SOEs like Air Namibia, SAA et al closer to financial collapse. Corruption in SOEs has been actually unfolding for years, check an article that was published under the title: BETRAYAL OF THE PROMISE.
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Somewhat true that most SOE place and salary are safe, that`s why there was an introduction of performance appraisal. Your job might be safe but your wages is probably below your standard of living. workers in Namibia (SOE`s)
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I am investigating origin of rapakivi texture in one of the plutons from Namibia. There are no MME present, no acicular Ap, little or no Ms, so I think that this texture was originated by decompression, am I correct?
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This question is the title of a book article (van der Eng 2016). The puzzling incompleteness applies to many countries, more so to their rural areas (e.g. Namibia), notwithstanding considerable efforts in terms of budget, manpower, expertise and current technology. 
Cadasters were completed two centuries ago at  relatively low cost (e.g. a one off 3.3-8.3 ‰ of land tax in Prussia) with mechanical survey instruments, newly trained surveyors, without cars, in road-less terrain within in a decade.
The only recent example of a timely completion of a cadaster that comes to mind is Rwanda.
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Hi Hein,
In some countries, it’s a matter of what the society deems as needed advancement/development. I spend a lot of time in Indonesia and over the last few years I have been shocked at the growth in the building of new Mosque’s. Even in areas where the basic infrastructure is poor (water, sewer, power, roads, schools etc.) new Mosques are being built, sometimes very close to an existing Mosque. While we often like to blame money (or a lack of money) as a source of underdevelopment, it can also be about what a society prioritises as being important.
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Your project text seems to deal with land reform a wider geographic area, the reference with a Zimbabwe case study.
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I am just focusing on South Africa.
Miriam
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From the text it would seem the research deals with land reform in a wider geographic context. The literature references suggest a case study in Zimbabwe.
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At present I only have data from Zimbabwe, but I would love to include areas such as Namibia in the project if the opportunity arises. 
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The Wüstenquell granites are in West Namibia  bordering the Namib Naukluft Park [GPS co-ordinates are: S22.37.10 E15.21.30] - south of the Erongo Mountains.
I am looking for the age of this formation.
I believe they are part of the Donkerhoek (Donkerhuk) granite suite and should have been intruded in a period between  550 Ma and 450 Ma (Damara granite - Ordovician to Cambrian). Age of the Wüstenquell granites could be around 520 Ma. as they intruded the Kuiseb schist around 520 Ma ago. Any confirmation?
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Good evening Michael,
I don't know if you still need information, but Miller, R. McG. (2008) is sold at the Geological Survey --> http://www.mme.gov.na/gsn/library/ We bought it several times during several field trips, and there still seem to be enough copies.
Maybe they can send you the three volumes.
Best regards,
Andreas
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I am a librarian working for the school of nursing and public health at the University of Namibia. In this regards  I want to study to become  medical librarian to  be able to assist  student nurses ,   lectures and health professionals to access the most current information available on health science topics as well  as to offer technical services such as selection of book titles, journals and other health information sources. 
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Check out the Medical Library Association at http://www.mlanet.org
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Origins, settlement, culture, traditional rule (political organisation), expansion and dispersal, ethnic variety.
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Dear Gerhard,
some narrations of the Nyemba should be in:
Seifert, Marc (ed.), Narrations of the Kavango : folktales and documentary texts from Northern Namibia and Southern Angola. Wortkunst und Dokumentartexte in afrikanischen Sprachen. Bd. 23. Köln : Köppe, 2006.
The book contains 59 folktales of peoples living on the Kavango (Kwangali, Mbunza, Manyo, Mbukushu, Nyemba), which were recorded in 2005 and 2006. There are also introductory chapters.
From the same publisher is:
Axel Fleisch: Language History in SE Angola – The Ngangela-Nyemba Dialect Cluster. In: Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig / Frank Seidel / Marc Seifert (eds.):
Language Contact, Language Change and History Based on Language Sources in Africa. SUGIA Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika, Band 20. Köln : Köppe 2009, pp. 97-111.
Best wishes,
Stefan
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Pollen from surface soil sample, taken in Namibia in the Tsumeb region. P=15um
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Dear Franco and Michael, Thank you very much for your answers!  I think it could be an olacaceae rather than olea, but I am not sure... I will contact Roberta Pini for more informations,
Best wishes,
Ximena
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anything related to that will be relevant
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Check the website of the central bank of Namibia
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I need geologic maps for stratigraphic correlations for the Triassic of South America and Africa...
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Dear Phillip,
Thank you very much for your kind attention! It will help me a lot!
Best,
Atila A.
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Since the taking over of SWA/Namibia by South Africa in 1920, the history of Namibia transformed with the colonial policy. How did the Kavango region fare during this period politically, socially and economically? Any other contributions will be appreciated.
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John Mendelsohn's books on the Kavango might give some pointers to relevant literature. I'm not in Namibia at the moment so can't check for you, only back in Katima Mulilo in November.
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Departmental Orchards in Northern Namibia.
Determining fruit yield of Mangos.
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Right now in India High Density Planting of Mangoes is in vogue. In traditional or conventional cultivation farmers plant or cultivate 40 - 50 trees in an acre. But HDPs ensure more than 100 and up to 600 to 700 trees per acre. Research needs to be done in this aspect of how far it could be sustainable. In this way - it has to be seen whether local and location specific mango biodiversity (like 'kilimooku maanga' - Parrot's peak mango a variety of Tamil Nadu, India which is no more available) can be also be grown. Research should also be done on water use efficiency issues (such as effectiveness of drip irrigation). Jain Irrigation Pvt. Ltd. maintains a perfect HDP mango orchard near Udumalaipettai, Pollachi block in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Mere google browsing might reveal how effective this strategy over there has been.