From my buddy I've got the following info today, about the Namibian situation.
Wings over Africa are looking at hiring pilots in the first week of January.
Westair has already hired in November, maybe hiring again later in the year.
Desert Air is hiring again in March.
Everyone is just twiddling their fingers waiting for the new year to see what it will bring.
Companies in Maun it seems will hire around the end of January.
The eastern part of Africa (i.e. Tanzania) has a later wet season so most of the pilot hiring there will be in March/April.