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Consumer News Namibia Magazine June 2013

Consumer News Namibia Magazine June 2013

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Consumer News Namibia Magazine June 2013
Consumer News Namibia Magazine June 2013

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JUNe 2013
ISSN 2026-710X 
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NWR launch thNam Lur CardLocal waon andammunton uly coman mrg
The Team
Consumer News
Printed by 
Printech cc
General Manager/Editor
Willem Gariseb081 249 8161085 551 9337
Freelance Journalists
Freelance Photographers
 Advancing towards a transparent tourismmarket and training sector 
NWR launches the Nam Leisure Card
More on Genetically Modied Organisms
Designed To Fail
Will the Govt be able to“walk the talk”?
Bank Charges and BadCustomer Service
‘Whole of State’ aviation policy alignment
critical to aviation’s efciency and economic
Tips on the public offer to buyshares of Bank Windhoek
Local weapons and ammunition supplycompanies merge
Point of View
Solar Geyser vs. conventional geysers
Where Do Human Hair Extensions ReallyCome From?
Namibia has lost its godliness
The New BMW Series Sedan
Editor’s Note
ccording to David Suzuki, a famous Canadian environmentalist activist and author, “Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, andspiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply heldnotions that underlie our lifestyles.” It is of paramount importance to know that society has become consumerist asa result of advertising and this result in the creation of false consciousness in theminds and lives of consumers. We now identify ourselves with the products webuy and thus our brands are now symbols of who we are. As some scholars havesaid, we are what we consume and this being the case, it implies that we need tobuy in order to become.Consumer News Magazine is there not only to protect the needs of consumersby alerting and informing consumers on such subliminal aspects targeting their money, but we want to create a space for the producers and policy makers torespond to certain questions and issues of concern amongst consumers.Needless to emphasize that everyone, regardless of our societal positions and
qualications, is a consumer at a point in time. Thus we are the public sphere for 
the discussion of all consumer related issues of any nature.In this edition, we thus retain our regular columns and introduce a new initiative in the tourism industry in Namibia, which will enable Namibians tounderstand the importance of tourism to their standard of living and to theeconomic, social and environmental development of the country.May you enjoy reading the pages of our magazine. Until we meet again……..
ContaCt details
Namibia Consumer Protection Group: Milton Louw. E-mail: miltonlouw@gmail.comNamibia Customer Service Institute: Jon Allen. E-mail:csinstitute@iway.naWebsite: www.namibiacsi.comNamibian Consumer Lobby: Bob Ziekenoppasser. Te: 064 - 46 1461 or 081 284 8000Namibian Standards Institution: Tel: 061 38 6400 / Queries: query@nsi.com.naWebsite: www.nsi.com.na
If there is a book you really want to read but ithasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. ”
Our mission is to create a platform for you the Namibianconsumer, who strives to see improvement in the valueof goods and services and are savvy enough to spotmisleading advertising and poor quality products andservices. You deserve more, and together we have powerin numbers, so we welcome your contributions, feedback,acknowledgements and your voice on products and servicesthat need our investigation.
 You deserve more ...
Toni Morrison (US novelist)
Willem Gariseb
For all your advertising needs contact: Willem Gariseb at:Cell: +264 (0) 81 249 8161/+264 (0) 85 551 9337 Fax2mail: +264 (0) 886 44443Email: consumernews@iway.na/willemgariseb@yahoo.com

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