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How salt keeps our drinking water safe

How salt keeps our drinking water safe

A total of 9 000 tons of bagged salt is shipped from Walvis Bay in the coming days, one of the major and regular bulk export commodities for the port of Walvis Bay. Salt manufactured at Walvis Bay Salt Refiners are exported to various global destinations, including South Africa where it is used among others […]

Spelling Bee with a difference

Spelling Bee with a difference

Rudi Bowe  The International School of Walvis Bay (ISWB) recently made history in hosting a one-of-a-kind Spelling Bee in conjunction with the Portuguese College Camöes Namibia. The Portuguese, Afrikaans and English teachers, in collaboration with the Portuguese community under the leadership of Elizabeth de Brito, invited the only other school in the Circuit who offers […]

Namibia hits eight Coronavirus cases

Namibia hits eight Coronavirus cases

It’s been two weeks since Namibia announced her first two Coronavirus cases on 13 March. On Tuesday we have recorded five more new cases. The number of people infected with Coronavirus has hit seven after five more patients presented symptoms of the fast spreading virus. Dr Kalumbi Shangula, The Minister of Health and Social Services […]

Nampol to disband crowds of more than 50 to combat the spread of COVID-19

Nampol to disband crowds of more than 50 to combat the spread of COVID-19

With members of the public still reluctant and not sticking to restrictions made on gathering of more than fifty people, the Namibian Police (NamPol) will have to introduce strict measures to impose the dispersing of crowds as a degree to contain the further spread of the coronavirus. Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga, The Inspector General of […]

The two economic power regions in a lockdown

The two economic power regions in a lockdown

From two to eight Coronavirus cases reported in a period of 2 weeks in Namibia, Government decided to act and not wait until the situation was escalating. Government announced a lockdown of Khomas and Erongo regions. We can not wait until the next case is confirmed for us to take necessary measures to combat and […]

Open the taps

Regional Governor urges local authorities to restore water supply to households cut off due to non-payment of accounts The Governor of Erongo, Clr Cleophas Mutjavikua, on Friday called upon all local authorities in the Erongo Region to restore water supply to households where water supply was cut off due to payments in arrears. The Governor […]

“We have a President”

“We have a President”

President Hage Geingob was inaugurated into his second and last term as Head of State of the Republic of Namibia on Saturday. The event was somewhat different this year. There was no independence celebrations due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the state of emergency imposed on Namibia which bans the congregation of more than fifty […]

President Geingob: Covid-19 is a “monumental challenge”

Estelle de Bruyn The global outbreak of Covid-19 is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. This stern warning came from Pres. Hage Geingob, when he was sworn in for his second term of office as head of state on Saturday. “In the face of this pandemic, we are even more appreciative of […]

Waterfront falls silent

Waterfront falls silent

The Walvis Bay Waterfront has gone quiet since Namibia stopped all flights to and from the country as part of a response to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Tourism businesses and the accommodation industry are hardest hit, as they have bookings for the weeks and months ahead, but these people cannot travel to […]

Romanian Couple recovers from Coronavirus

The Romanian couple that was Namibia’s first Coronavirus cases has recovered and arrangements are made for their return to their homeland, the Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula says. Namibia has three people who tested positive so far for the Coronavirus (Covid-19), thereby bringing to one the person still in recovery. Whilst […]