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Shameful state of TransNamib’s new ‘train station’

Swakopmund used to have one of the most beautiful train stations in the country, but not anymore.

Following promises of exciting developments, today a half-built concrete structure without any lights, services or signage serves as the Swakopmund railway ‘station’. 

Renowned for its sturdy architecture, the old…

Controversy swells over Waterfront development

Despite a number of serious objections from residents and members of Council, Swakopmund Municipality has decided to sign an agreement with the developers of the Waterfront Development that will allow Safari Investments to integrate land reclaimed from the sea into Namibian land.

The Waterfront Development project along the Vineta beach has been shrouded in controversy since it…

Meersig dog brawl continues - Pretorius arrested

After a nine year old boy was attacked by dogs belonging to Mr Logan Pretorius on Sunday, it was alleged that a man visited Pretorius’ house the following day, asking for the ‘moffie’ to come outside, which resulted in a call to the police for assistance.

The community was outraged by news that the boy was attacked by Pretorius’ dogs while he walked past the residence.…

We will join another union, say NAPWU members

Following repeated protests by government workers, who say the union is ignoring their demands, a tense meeting between workers and union bosses took place at the offices of the Namibia Public Workers Union (NAPWU) in Swakopmund on Wednesday.

NAPWU, which is affiliated to the ruling Swapo Party through its membership in the National Union of Namibian Workers, is widely…

Ski-boot eienaars loods eie organisasie

‘n Nuwe skiboot assosiasie is vandeesweek by the Instituut vir Mariene Navorsing in Swakopmund geloods.

Die nuutgestigte Benguela Skiboot Assosiasie (BSA) is Woensdag van stapel gestuur deur ongeveer 30 booteienaars, vissermanne en skippers van Swakopmund, Walvisbaai en Luderitz.

Die groep het Woensdag by die auditorium van…


Art in different form

A local resident have been conveying his passion for art in an unusual and unique way by creating all kinds of portraits out of steel and other metals.

Walvis Bay has quite a number of artists involved in music, painting or writing.

However, Mr Rinus Henery (31) has brought art to life in a different way. He spends his time making portraits out of metal, mostly…

Katti goes to Hollywood

Paparazzi photos published online show the jet-setting Namibian businessman Mr Knowledge Katti, in the company of well-known American TV personality, Ms Angela Simmons, at an exclusive upmarket restaurant in California over the weekend.

Out on the boulevard. Screenshot: Google…

Cgals Choir scores 97% in Advanced Choir Exam

The Cgals Chamber Choir has over the past few years grown into a choir Namibia can be proud of.

The choir achieved 91% in 2010 and 2011 for both the Silver and the Gold Choral Assessment Trinity College, London, and came second in the ATKV Chamber Choir division in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2013.

After returning from the Eighth World…

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Besope matrikulante maak moles

‘n Paar matrikulante, wat in Swakopmund kom kuier het om die einde van hul skoolloopbaan te vier, het oor die afgelope week behoorlik die dorp op horings geneem. 

Die kuierplek waar die seuns handuit geruk het. Foto Fanie Gouws, Panoramia

Volgens ‘n bron in die buurt, waar ‘n huis in Vineta aan een…

‘I am guilty of fraud and theft’, Camm finally admits

Allen Camm pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud and theft this week.

Camm is seen here in conversation with Prosecutor Hermien Apollus

Conducting his own defense in the Swakopmund Regional Court on Wednesday Camm admitted that he had willfully intended to defraud prospective car buyers by…

Judgement day for man accused of killing lover and baby

Judgement in the case of a man accused of stabbing his pregnant girlfriend and her unborn child to death at Swakopmund in December 2011, is set for next Tuesday.

It was supposed to be handed down on Tuesday, but High Court judge Nate Ndauendapo could not finish compiling the verdict on time. “It is unfortunate that I was not able to finish compiling the judgment on time due to some computer problems at my…


Welcoming BHL Namibia

BHL (Buks Haulage Limited) held an inauguration function at the Walvis Bay Waterfront on Wednesday to celebrate the dawning of BHL Namibia that went into full swing on 1 June.

The Managing Director, Mr Buks Van Rensburg, spoke to the newspaper about BHL Namibia that started doing business I June this year.

“Our vision is to…

Municipalities can generate their own electricity, says expert

Decentralising the supply of energy in the country by investing in the generation of renewable energy is the solution to Namibia’s power shortages.

This is the view of Harald Schütt, a Namibian expert in renewable resources, who said it is high time that Namibia starts generating renewable energy across the country and stop depending on the centralised grid supply as well as importing.…

Namibia and Spain enjoy good partnership: Orejas

Namibia and Spain have had 24 years of intense partnership with highly satisfactory results, the Ambassador of Spain to Namibia, María del Carmen Díez Orejas says.

Speaking at the Spanish National Day celebrations here on Thursday, she said the two countries’ economic relations keep growing.

“On top of the existing joint ventures in the…

Swakopmund International Trade Expo in full swing

The Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Swakopmund branch is hosting the first ever international business expo in town and more than 140 exhibitors are expected to showcase their goods and services at the event.…

Natalie Steven talks business

One of the most prominent businesswomen at the coast took some time out to talk to the Namib Times this week about her background in commerce and what motivates her to succeed.

Ms Natalie Steven is no stranger to the world of commerce.

She started her career as a secretary at the Polytechnic in Windhoek before she took on a post at the National Council, where she worked with the…

Roads and Traffic

'Take the Pledge' – be a safe road user

The National Road Safety Council launched its annual Road Safety Campaign in Swakopmund on Wednesday under the theme 'Take the Pledge'.

Last year’s theme was “Don’t be a Dummy” and was described as…


Two-thirds majority must be done away with, Venaani

DTA leader, McHenry Venaani says it is imperative that voters dismantle the ruling party’s two-thirds majority in parliament during the upcoming national elections scheduled for Friday 28 November.

Speaking exclusively to the Namib Times on Wednesday Mr Venaani, who is the DTA’s presidential candidate, said it is only due to its two-thirds majority in parliament that the Swapo Party was able to push…

Parliament goes into recess

The National Assembly went into recess on Wednesday until next year to allow Namibian lawmakers to participate in the political campaigns of their parties. The parliamentarians will return to their seats in the House on 10 February 2015.

Before they went into recess, the legislators passed eight bills. These are the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism Bill; National Health…

Homeless men say they will vote - for housing

By Paulus Shiku

A number of homeless men living on the streets of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay say they plan to vote – but the next president must give them a roof over their heads. 

Gerhardus Hindisch, 54, has been living on the streets of Swakopmund for about six months. He said he needs a job…



Shameful state of TransNamib’s new ‘train station’

Started by Jade McClune in News 9 hours ago.

Controversy swells over Waterfront development

Started by Jade McClune in News 9 hours ago.

Meersig dog brawl continues - Pretorius arrested

Started by Madelaine Skiewies Laubscher in News 11 hours ago.

We will join another union, say NAPWU members

Started by Jade McClune in News Oct 17.

Ski-boot eienaars loods eie organisasie

Started by Jade McClune in News Oct 17.

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CAN celebrates 8th Annual Pink Day

The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) hosted the 8th annual Pink Day on 10 October 2014 in order to raise awareness about cervical and breast cancer prevention.

“We are well supported by…

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Coping with illegal fishing

A new study shows that Namibia has been far more effective than neighbouring South Africa in curbing illegal fishing in its waters.

Although previously sharing many ecological and institutional conditions, the fisheries reform processes undertaken in South Africa and Namibia in the early 1990s have produced highly different…

Concern over possible oil dumping at the coast

A maritime surveillance aircraft fitted with radar would be the best equipment for the detection of oil dumping in Namibian waters.

Polytechnic of Namibia lecturer, Eric Haase, says Namibia must get a radar-fitted surveillance aircraft to monitor oil dumping. Photo by Paulus Kiiyala Shiku, NAMPA

This was…

Namibians lead Africa in defense of biodiversity at COP12

Namibia took advantage of the ongoing 12th Conference of the Parties (COP12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in the Republic of Korea to demonstrate its workin the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

Minister Herunga presenting the 2014 Markhor Award for wildlife conservation to…


Grootbek op Vrydag

‘n Gesprek op kantoor, rakende die feit dat persone wat onder die broodlyn leef, soveel babas kry, het byna in ‘n vuisgeveg ontaard…en terselfdertyd die denke aan die rol gesit.

Uit die een hoek…

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Erongo Powersave Street Mile draws hundreds of runners

The Erongo Powersave Street Mile drew almost 600 athletes to Omaruru in the Erongo Region on Saturday. 

Hundreds of athletes competed in the 2nd Erongo Powersave Street Mile in Omaruru on Saturday. Photo Francois Lottering, NAMPA

Well-known names in senior category were…

Tigers oorrompel kus spanne

Die afgelope naweek moes albei kus sokkerspanne die knie buig teen ‘n verbete Tigers span van Windhoek buig, tydens die derde en vierde rondte van die MTC Namibië Premier Liga 2014/15 seisoen.

Die wedstryde is op die Kuisebmond Stadion in Walvisbaai gespeel en sokkerliefhebbers is met puik sokker beloon. Saterdag was dit LHU Blue Waters wat nie die mas teen Tigers kon opkom nie en het die wedstryd 2-0…

Dolphins behou Roger Hays Wisseltrofee

Rugby uit die boonste rakke is weereens gelewer tydens die jaarlikse ERA Rugbydag, wat Saterdag op die Narraville stadion in Walvisbaai aangebied was. 

Hierdie was…


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