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Meet The Team

Natasja Beyleveld
Natasja Beyleveld
Managing Director / Research & Report Writing
Julia Ya Kasita-Nalisa
Julia Ya Kasita-Nalisa
Research and Report Writing
Timo Lippert
Timo Lippert
Media Analyst
Konstasia Ishitile
Konstasia Ishitile
Media Analyst
Gift Siukuta
Gift Siukuta
Media Analyst
Essmé Kanhalelo
Essmé Kanhalelo
Clippings Manager

Research and Report Writing : Natasja Beyleveld and Julia Ya Kasita-Nalisa
Media Content Analysts: Gift Siukuta, Timo Lippert, Konstasia Ishitile, Queenteline /Nanus, Elizabeth-Diane Joseph
Clippings & Updates: Essme Kanhalelo
Office Cleaner: Veronika Mbavanga

NaMedia’s bookkeeping/accounting is done by an independent consultant; Ronell Oberprieler, and also contracted auditing firm Stier Vente.
NaMedia’s software and hardware is maintained and upgraded by independent specialists.

Experience and technical ability of management/applicants
The senior researcher, Julia Ya-Kasita Nalisa, has bachelor and honors degrees. Natasja Beyleveld has a bachelors, honours and master’s degree (University of Stellenbosch).

NaMedia also attained the Young Business Woman of the Year 2013-, and SNIEDA Woman Innovator of the Year 2014 awards respectively. Natasja Beyleveld joined the company in 2007 as the Head of Media Research before taking over the company as a going concern in 2011.

The technical abilities of the media analysts include:

  • Vast knowledge of categorising topics into their respective issue clusters (media analysts are trained on hundreds of issue clusters with thousands of individual topics) to capture data into a specialised software programme;
  • The media analysts are trained in all client code books, meaning that they have extensive knowledge of clients’ products, protagonists (products or spokespeople) and focus topic areas;
  • The media analysts are trained to issue and collect data (daily) on the central database ORGA, in order for the data to be stored for collection and checks;
  • The media analysts are required to adhere to strict data deadlines, and schedule their planning accordingly.

The technical abilities of the research and management department include;
  • Macro and micro data analysis in order to graphically indicate the communication performance of all Namibian industries and companies on a monthly basis;
  • Monthly completion of profile and detail data checks to ensure that the media analysts coded all articles, and all mediums with inter-coder reliability;
  • The completion of list updates to ensure that new topics are included into the media analysts’ coding system, and also that these requests are implemented;
  • Client contract negotiations, proposals, methodology review sessions;
  • Client training sessions, conference presentations;
  • Detail data preparation and presentations, and strategic planning sessions with clients;
  • Networking for knowledge sharing partnership opportunities (conferences, research projects)

Invested in the community
  • Commitment to the establishment of a pro-life, anti-baby dumping organisation called ‘Hannah for Life’ in Namibia
  • Multiple other projects that benefit disadvantaged children and women, mostly in the Katutura State Hospital