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NAMIBIA: Nakara Tannery strike dispute resolved 16 Jul 2014

A dispute over wages and transport, involving around 120 workers at the Nakara Tannery in Windhoek, has been settled.


NAMIBIA/BOTSWANA: 46664 to launch this month 25 Aug 2011

466664, the clothing line inspired by Nelson Mandela's prisoner number, has confirmed that the range will launch in a number of independent stores in South Africa later this month.


NAMIBIA: Ramatex shuts last factory, 3000 jobless 7 Mar 2008

Malaysian textile firm Ramatex has unexpectedly shut its Namibian factory – leaving around 3,000 people without jobs.


NAMIBIA: Ramatex workers given pay rise 17 Oct 2006

Malaysian textile firm Ramatex Group has reportedly signed an agreement with The Namibia Food and Allied Workers' Union (Nafau) and the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) to give workers at its Windhoek textile factory a wage increase of N$1.10 (US$0.145) an hour.


NAMIBIA: Ramatex mulls improvement strategies 15 Aug 2006

Malaysian-operated textile factory Ramatex is considering improving its goods and worker training and is also mulling a more environmentally friendly approach as it battles to stay functional, The Namibian reported Prime Minister Nahas Angula as saying.


NAMIBIA: Ramatex future unclear as government snubs sale 12 Jun 2006

The future of Namibia’s huge Ramatex clothing factory is in the balance after the country’s government refused to buy the plant from its Malaysian owners.


NAMIBIA: Ramatex snubs turnaround proposal 25 May 2006

Textile group Ramatex has rebuffed the government’s plan to turn around its Windhoek textile operations, according to a report by The Namibian.


NAMIBIA: Malaysian textile giant Ramatex set to quit? 16 May 2006

Malaysian textile giant Ramatex has issued an ultimatum to the Namibian government to either buy its Namibian company or see it closed down with the loss of around 5,000 jobs.