This document elaborates on MTC’s policy with regard to Sponsorships and Social Investment's . Donation and sponsorship decisions require a strategic approach, since they play a major role in establishing and reinforcing our reputation and image. These guidelines cover broad criteria against which all new donation, sponsorship and social investments shall be considered.
|Trade Fair||City / Location||Date|
|Meatco National Braai Competition||Stampriet||12 & 13 April 2013|
|Okahandja Tourism & Trade Expo||Okahandja||09 - 12 May 2013|
|Fisheries Expo & Festival||Walvis Bay|
|Arandis Mining Conference & Expo||Arandis||25 - 27 April 2013|
|Otavi Trade Expo||Otavi||24 - 27 April 2013|
|Namibia Careers Expo 2013||Windhoek Country Club||28 - 30 May 2013|
|Namibia Tourism Expo||Windhoek||29 May - 01 June 2013|
|Luderitz Crayfish Festival||Luderitz||30 May - 01 June 2013|
|Ariamsvlei Winter Festival||Ariamsvlei||28 & 29 June 2013|
|Eenhana Trade Fair & Business Expo||Eenhana||28 July - 03 August 2013|
|Caprivi Show||Katima Mulilo||07 - 10 August 2013|
|Aminuis Farmers Association||Aminuis|
|Henties Bay Fish Festival||Henties Bay||23 & 24 August 2013|
|Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair||Ongwediva||23 - 31 August 2013|
|Keetmanshoop Show||Keetmanshoop||04 - 07 September 2013|
|Okakarara Show||Okakarara||04 - 07 September 2013|
|Omaheke Trade Fair||Gobabis||23 - 27 September 2013|
|Gobabis Show||Gobabis||23 - 25 September 2013|
|Rehoboth Show||Rehoboth||19-21 September 2013|
|Windhoek Show||Windhoek||27 Sept. - 05 Oct. 2013|
|Helao Nafidi Trade Fair||Helao Nafidi|
|Erongo Trade Expo||Walvis Bay||30 October - 02 November 2013|
|Tsumeb Copper Festival||Tsumeb|
|Kavango Trade Fair||Rundu||06 - 09 Novemer 2013|
At the launch of the second Dr Sam Nujoma Half marathon held on 19 July 2012, MTC's Tim Ekandjo had the following remarks:
Sports sponsorship to start with is a risky undertaking, not only in Namibia but everywhere in the world because return on sponsorship investment is sometimes hard to measure. Today investors are quick to ask the question,
"How much will I gain in return for my investment?"
In sports unfortunately, that question is sometimes difficult to answer and that is why very few corporates embark on sponsoring sports. If it was merely for return on investment, MTC would never have gotten involved in sponsoring sports and sports activities in Namibia in the first place.
We have long graduated from the approach that looks specifically for the monetary returns for such investments, and have always taken a view that sports is an industry just like any other industry, that if well managed contributes nationally to the development of any country, and Namibia is no different.
Today, exactly 17 years of our existence, we are proud to have deliberately and consciously gotten involved in sports that have transformed the face of local sports.
We are still not winning sufficient medals at the big international events but we are proud and shameful of the achievements and failures thus far. MTC’s sports sponsorship has been the sole reason why many sports codes were able to continue with their operations.
We have long figured out that our continued investment in sports have and will contribute to sustenance of sports programs, indirect employment and reduction of juvenile delinquency rates, the investment in sports is therefore a justifiable "expense".
We deplore corporate citizenry who takes no pride in elevating and playing their part in sport development. This will and remain a song that we will not tire singing that corporate citizenship must open up their wallets and be generous enough to sponsor sports development.
When we all loose and fare dismally at international sporting events as a result of poor preparation and planning is not because our athletes are not well prepared or they are not of world class standards, but simply that we are not doing enough as a collective to develop sport in the country.
So we are all to blame – and that blame resonates with us for a long time, that is why MTC has always preached that more corporate citizenry should open up their wallets and supports sports in Namibia. We disapprove of entities that take without giving back to the communities – there should be no excuse for not investing in sport development.
It is indeed a journey that we have enjoyed every step of the way. A journey that when we look back we are very proud of the achievements and the transformation we have brought about, uplifting Namibians to participate domestically and internationally because the means are available, although not in abundance.
The creation of a relationship between sports and a corporate brand should be beneficial to the country and not only the corporate alone. This is why we at MTC always do not hesitate to avail our limited funds to sports codes with a reputable image – because we believe in developing sports in this country and we dare other corporates to join us and put sports funding development at the centre of their operations.
Against that background that we went out of our way to support the Sam Nujoma Marathon, for a second consecutive season, we are of the sound belief that this event will become one of the leading and the premier event in Namibian road running circles and needs our support wholeheartedly.
To this end let me congratulate the organizers of this event – and we accept as true that the marathon will be a resounding success. Equally so let me direct my well wishes and best of luck to all the athletes that will participate at the event on the 29 July 2012."
MTC was awarded the Best Corporate Responsible Company of the Year for 2011. The Award was given in lieu of MTC's sponsorships of the following:
Give the ball some air!
As official Sponsor of the National Rugby Team, we'd like to wish the Welwit'schias all the best as they take on the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Play for your country with pride and passion because we support you all the way!
It all starts at home!
|In addition to the coveted title, Sports Awards Prizes include:|
|Junior Sportsman||N$5 000.00|
|Junior Sportswoman||N$5 000.00|
|Disabled Sportsman||N$10 000.00|
|Disabled Sportswoman||N$10 000.00|
|SPORTSMAN OF THE YEA|
|1. Jacques Burger||Rugby|
|2. Abraham Louw||Triathlon|
|3. Paulus Moses||Boxing|
|4. Jafet Uutoni||Boxing|
|5. Gielie van Wyk||Clay Target Shooting|
|6. Craig Williams||Cricket|
|SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR|
|1. Gaby Ahrens||Clay Target Shooting|
|2. Nicole Bierbach||Rhythmic Gymnastics|
|3. Tjipekapora Herunga||Athletics|
|4. Helalia Johannes||Athletics|
|5. Beata Naigambo||Athletics|
|6. Bonita Bredenhann||Golf|
|JUNIOR SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR|
|1. Christine Briedenhann||Swimming|
|2. Charlene Engelbrecht||Athletics|
|3. Alize Krenz||Endurance Ride|
|4. Seleen Visser||Karate|
|5. Suné Alet Wittmann||Athletics|
|JUNIOR SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR|
|1. Morihei Anderson||Gymnastics|
|2. Gerhard Erasmus||Cricket|
|3. Otwin Foerster||Ice and Inline Hockey|
|4. Gerhardt Lotter||Rugby/Cricket|
|5. Roux Jeffrey||Golf|
|DISABLED SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR|
|1. Johanna Benson||Athletics|
|2. Popyeni Louise Sagaria||Athletics|
|3. Lihanda van der Smit||Boccia|
|DISABLED SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR|
|1. Martin Aloisius||Athletics|
|2. Reginald Benade||Athletics|
|3. Aderito De Almedia||Athletics|
|4. Ananias Shikongo||Athletics|
|5. Ruben Soroseb||Powerlifting|
|MOST IMPROVED SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR|
|1. Samuel Afrikaner||Endurance Ride|
|2. Michaela Cloete||Swimming|
|3. Martin Haikali||Boxing|
|4. Immanuel Naindjala||Boxing|
|5. Zenatha Coleman||Football|
|REFEREE OF THE YEAR|
|1. Tomas Edward||Volleyball|
|2. Jacobus Husselmann||Rugby|
|3. Bethold Karumendu||Athletics|
|4. Daniel Stephanus Koen||Rugby|
|5. David Shaanika||Football|
|ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR|
|1. Michiel Adriaan Basson||Namibia Professional Golf|
|2. Heiko Kesselmann||Volleyball|
|3. Marsia Reed||Cricket|
|4. Dietland Sidentopf||Swimming|
|5. Valeries Geldenhuys Venter||Gymnastics|
|COACH OF THE YEAR|
|1. Hasso Ahrens||Shooting|
|2. Lynn Du Preez||Badminton|
|3. Letu Hamuhola||Athletics|
|4. Angelika Lepekha||Rhythmic Gymnastics|
|5. Johan Rudolf||Cricket Junior/Senior|