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List of companies of Namibia

Location of Namibia

Namibia is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Although it does not border Zimbabwe, a part of less than 200 metres of the Zambezi River (essentially a small bulge in Botswana to achieve a Botswana/Zambia micro-border) separates the two countries. Namibia gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek, and it is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations.

Agriculture, herding, tourism and the mining industry – including mining for gem diamonds, uranium, gold, silver, and base metals – form the basis of its economy.

For further information on the types of business entities in this country and their abbreviations, see "Business entities in Namibia".

Notable firmsEdit

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

Notable companies
     Active      State-owned      Defunct
Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Air Namibia Consumer services Airlines Windhoek 1946 Airline
Bank of Namibia Financials Banks Windhoek 1990 Central bank
Bank Windhoek Financials Banks Windhoek 1982 Bank
Bidvest Namibia Consumer goods Farming & fishing Windhoek 1989 Fishing
Development Bank of Namibia Financials Banks Windhoek 2004 State bank
FIDES Bank Namibia Financials Banks Ongwediva 2010 Commercial bank
Gazza Music Productions Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Windhoek 2004 Music label
Kalahari Express Airlines Consumer services Airlines Windhoek 1997 Airline, defunct 2000
Mshasho Productions Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Windhoek 2003 Record label
MTC Namibia Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Windhoek 1994 Mobile network
Namib Mills Consumer goods Farming & fishing Windhoek 1982 Grain processing
Namibia Breweries Limited Consumer goods Brewers Windhoek 1920 Brewery
Namibian Broadcasting Corporation Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Windhoek 1990 State television
Namibian Port Authority Industrials Transportation services Walvis Bay 1994 Port authority
NamPost Industrials Delivery services Windhoek 1814 Postal services
NamPower Utilities Conventional electricity Windhoek 1964 Power utility
NamWater Utilities Water Windhoek 1997 Water utility
Ohorongo Cement Industrials Building materials & fixtures Windhoek 2007 Cement
Omutumwa Consumer services Publishing Windhoek 2010 Newspaper
Telecom Namibia Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Windhoek 1992 State telecom
The Namibian Consumer services Publishing Windhoek 1985 Newspaper
TN Mobile Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Windhoek 2007 Cell network
TransNamib Industrials Railroads Windhoek 1895 Railroads
Windhoek Country Club Resort Consumer services Hotels Windhoek 1995 Resort
Yaziza Entertainment Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Windhoek 2006 Record label

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