Intentionally grooming the youth

30 April 2021 | People

Wetumwene Shikage

Ndemufayo is the founder and executive chairman of RND Holdings (Pty) Ltd and he was born in Swakopmund. He leads a diversified youth-owned Namibian company with headquarters in Windhoek and a branch in Swakopmund, employing young people over the past six years. The company has the vision to serve and form partnerships through a collaborative approach to create economic opportunities and foster growth to promote youth innovation and prosperity.

The holding company comprises the following portfolio of services: property development, insurance, VIP vehicle rentals, legal consulting and seafood. The portfolio is steadily growing, making inroads throughout Africa and the Middle East through venture capital investment opportunities.

Experiences and background

His experience ranges from corporate leadership to project management, communication, labour relations, commercial law, labour law, HR management, affirmative action and stakeholder engagement. He has served at senior management level at the Ohlthaver & List Group of Companies, Namibia Dairies, Windhoek Schlachterei as well as Kraatz Marine and Engineering based in Walvis Bay.

In addition to his extensive field experience, David holds a B.Com in business management and industrial psychology (Unam), a postgraduate certificate in dispute resolutions, mediations and negotiations (UNAM) and a master’s degree in commercial and labour law (UWC). He is currently completing a Bachelor of Law (LLB) at the University of Namibia (Unam) with the view to be admitted as a Legal attorney specialised in civil, commercial and labour law.


Ndemufayo has received various awards and nominations including the Sanlam Innovation Award 2019, IPM Namibia HR Excellence Award 2016, NYC Young Person of Excellence Award in 2016; NYC Most Promising & Innovative Entrepreneur in 2016; Total Start Upper of the Year Finalist 2016; Global Entrepreneurship Network Namibian Finalist 2015; African Entrepreneurship Awards nominee Finalist 2015; DBN Business Innovation Award winner in 2014.