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Demographics / Population: The driest country in Sub-Saharan Africa, Namibia has the second-lowest population density of any sovereign country, after Mongolia.
Economy: Namibia’s economy is tied closely to South Africa’s due to their shared history. Namibia has a highly developed banking sector with modern infrastructure, such as online banking and cellphone banking. In 2013, global business and financial news provider, Bloomberg, named Namibia the top emerging market economy in Africa and the 13th best in the world.
The cost of living in Namibia is relatively high because most goods, including cereals, need to be imported. Its capital city, Windhoek, is the 150th most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live.
Namibians in Diaspora
Why Namibians Relocate to the Diaspora
While Namibia has made great efforts in contributing to sustainable livelihoods of each citizen, unemployment remains the main cause of migration from Namibia to the diaspora. Data on emigrating Namibians is inadequate due to none responsiveness of the government.
Body Repatriation for Namibians in the Diaspora
Repatriated dead bodies in Namibia are received at the Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport.
What is the cost of repatriating a dead Body to Namibia?
Costs depend on country of repatriation origin, funeral directors and any other special repatriation services usually offered by funeral directors.
The cost of repatriating a dead body from the UK to Namibia averages £3500
Requirements for repatriating a body to Namibia
- A valid post mortem report
- A Death Certificate
- An Embalment and cremation certificate
- Export permit to repatriate the dead body to Namibia
- Infectious / Non-infectious disease certificate. This has to be issued by healthy authorities in the repatriating country.
- Namibia passport or Namibia issued permanent residence document
- Certificate of contents declaring contents of coffin (issued by funeral director).
For Cremated remains:
- Certified copy of death certificate
- Cremation certificate
- Hermetically sealed container
Other Essentials for repatriating a body to Namibia
- Note tha all documents submitted must be in triplicate (Original and Two Photocopies)
- When in doubt, contact the Namibian Embassy in the repatriating country.
How long does it take to repatriate a body to Namibia?
- It is difficult to know in advance the timelines for repatriation to Namibia as repatriation can only take place after all documentation are in place. When the authorisation letter is issued, repatriation can take place anytime from 5 days to 20 days depending on the funeral directors’ logistics arrangements.
Namibia Diaspora Population
According to the Namibian Sun newspaper, there are about +/-130 000 Namibians that are living in the diaspora.
The total population of Namibia is estimated to be at 2.495 Million people according to the World Bank.
As stated above, the 130000 diaspora citizens make up 5% of the documented population.
Namibia Diaspora Remittances
According to a report by www.countryeconomy.com on remittances, Namibia last received 43.1 million in remittances.
How Funds Are Remitted to Namibia
Channels used by most Ghanaians to send money back home to friends and relatives:
- World Remit
- XOOM (A PayPal Service)
- Wise (formerly known as Transferwise)
- Western Union
Reasons for sending remittances to Namibia
Remittances have become an important source for socio-economic equalizing and leveraging for many households and nations of the developing country. Migrants are said to have become the lifelines of their families back home.
Majority of the remittances sent home are primarily for upkeep of family members remaining in Tanzania.
Most Namibians use internet applications such as WhatsApp, Facebook and E-mails to communicate with their family back home. In most African countries, using data to make a call is much cheaper than it is to use mobile airtime to phone overseas.
Below are the statistics on the internet users in Namibians and how widely spread Namibians are over the internet and on Social Media.
Internet users in Namibia
- There were 1.31 million internet users in Namibia as at January 2021
- The number of internet users in Namibia increased by 24 thousand (+1.8%) between 2020 and 2021.
- Internet penetration in Namibia stood at 51.0% in January 2021
Social Media Statistics for Namibia
- There were 800 thousand social media users in Namibia in January 2021
- The number of social media users in Namibia increased by 90 thousand (+13%) between 2020 and 2021.
- The number of social media users in Namibia was equivalent to 31.2% of the total population in January 2021.
Mobile Connections in Namibia
- There were 2.94 million mobile connections in Namibia in January 2021.
- The number of mobile connections in Namibia increased by 56 thousand (+1.9%) between January 2020 and January 2021.
- The number of mobile connections in Ghana in January 2021 was equivalent to 114.6% of the total population.
Note: many people have more than one mobile connection, so figures for mobile connections may exceed 100% of the total population.
NAMIBIA KEY EMBASSY/ CONSULATE DETAILS
Embassy of Namibia in Washington DC
Address: 1605 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States
Namibia High Commission in the UK
Address: 6 Chandos Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 9LU
Namibian High Commission in South Africa
Address: 197 Blackwood St, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 12 481 9100
Namibian Embassy in Australia
Address: PO BOX 504 , Mosman , NSW 2088
Phone Number: + 61 2 8005 8554
Website/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest information on the status of Namibians living in the diaspora-
For consulate and embassy information on Namibia, please contact Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration
Robert Mugabe Avenue, Windhoek Namibia
Tel: +264 61 282 9111