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Swakopmund prepared to respond to Covid-19

Estelle de Bruyn Shortly after the first cases of Covid-19 infection were announced in Namibia, the Swakopmund city council together with the management team met with a medical expert, to plan council’s response to Covid-19 (Corona virus). As a result a comprehensive Covid-19 plan of action was formulated, based on the national directives issued by […]

Swakopmund planning ahead

Swakopmund planning ahead

Aims to be Namibia’s first smart City Estelle de Bruyn A long term future plan for the development of Swakopmund will be finalised by July 2020. This comes after the city council commissioned a private firm of town planners to assist council in coming up with the best outcomes for local residents and businesses for […]

Corona Care Campaign

Corona Care Campaign

Whether you have the money, the equipment, the skill or the time to volunteer: we as coastal residents and local businesses now have the opportunity to strike first to reduce the danger of the Covid-19 virus spreading in our country or in the Erongo Region. Thanks to a coordinated approach by the Welwitschia Hospital at […]

Port bans all face-to-face Port meetings!

Namport called off all face-to-face Port meetings until further notice. This decision went into effect on 17 March. All clients are urged to submit all relevant documentation via email to berthplanning@namport.com.na and portc@namport.com.na, for planning purposes and a.egumbo@namport.com.na for operational purposes. To read more: pick up your copy of the Namib Times at any retail […]

President’s 2nd term inauguration to be “low key” gathering

President’s 2nd term inauguration to be “low key” gathering

Estelle de Bruyn Several heads of state of neighbouring countries will be in attendance Saturday when Pres. Hage Geingob is sworn in as head of state at State House. It would be Dr. Geingob’s second term in office. With the cancellation of the Independence Day celebrations at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek, where the president […]

Shebeen owners urged to cooperate to combat Covid-19

The Namibian Police in Erongo is ready to maintain public law and order, more specifically to assist preventing the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. Police spokesperson Inspector Ileni Shapumba yesterday urged the public to behave with caution and due regard for one another as the responsibility to fight the Coronavirus lies with every Namibian and […]

Hygiene and hunger a concern at Henties Bay

Sharlien Tjambari Trial awaiting prisoners kept in the Henties Bay police holding cells say they are being kept in dismal conditions. They claim toilets are out of order and so are the showers. They are highly concerned about hygiene, specifically given the current Covid-19 pandemic. A relative of a prisoner in his late 50’s approached […]

President Donald Trump congratulates President Hage Geingob on Independence Milestone

President Donald Trump congratulates President Hage Geingob on Independence Milestone

U.S. President Donald J. Trump sent a written message of congratulations to Namibian President His Excellency Hage Geingob and the Namibian people on the occasion of Namibia’s 30th anniversary of independence. In the message, President Trump said that Namibia’s strong democratic traditions were evident in its peaceful national elections last year and that Namibia’s continued […]

Hage Geingob welcomes Alibaba pledge to supply Africa with COVID-19 medical supplies

Hage Geingob welcomes Alibaba pledge to supply Africa with COVID-19 medical supplies

Eileen van der Schyff Founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, Jack Ma’s foundation pledged to supply Africa with 1.1 million COVID-19 testing kits, 100 000 masks and 1000 protective suits and face shields. President Hage Geingob welcomed this pledge after a statement made by Jack Ma on Monday. Ma stated his foundation would send this […]

How does the state of emergency affect you?

How does the state of emergency affect you?

On Monday Pres Hage Geingob announced a state of emergency in Namibia due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and announced further measures to strengthen Namibia’s response and preparedness. Namibians and permanent residents will be prohibited from travelling for 30 days. Exceptions will be made with prior authorisation from the Ministry of Health and Social Services as […]