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Provisional results for Walvis Bay Rural Constituency

One of the latest provisional results.....

WALVIS BAY, 29 NOV (NAMPA) – Herewith, the provisional results of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the Walvis Bay Rural Constituency of Erongo Region.


Total votes cast: 10 931

Hage Geingob – 10042 

McHenry Venaani – 293

Asser Mbai – 63

Usutuaije Maamberua – 28

Hidipo Hamutenya – 316

Henk Mudge – 81


Pohamba votes

President Hifikepunye Pohamba cast his vote in Namibia's fifth Presidential and National Assembly elections at the Suiderhof Primary School in the capital.…

Still no Mass Housing at Usakos

Caption: Pres. Pohamba inspecting houses at Mass Housing Project

Walvis Bay to receive first houses today

Marshallino Beukes

The Government’s Mass Housing Project is making waves all over the…

Verhoogde tariewe by nuwe taxi-staanplek bevraagteken.


  • Verslaggerwer: Liesl Losper


Verskeie pendelaars is erg onthuts nadat taxi-eienaars volgens hulle skielik N$10.00 meer vra vir die roete tussenWalvisbaai en Swakopmund.Hulle het die knelpunt onder die aandag van die namib times gebring en hulle ontevredenheid gelug.…

Erongo sets trend in quest for solar energy

Reporter: Marshallino Beukes

Namibia’s first solar power plant is expected to start early 2015 and add 4.5 megawatt of electricity to NamPower’s national grid. The N$84 million Omburu Solar Park, owned by French investor InnoSun, is situated south of Omaruru and is the first renewable…


Die lewe deur die oë van ’n plaaslike digter

Koster Kronje, ’n digter woonagtig in Walvisbaai, het van sy gedigte met die namib times gedeel.

Koster sê hy het sy eerste gedig in 1985 (sy matriekjaar) geskryf. “Na matriek was dit maar baie stil hier in my kop. Sedert 2000 skryf ek weer. Die afgelope vyf jaar, sedert ek kus toe getrek het, het die woorde weer begin vloei. Ek is verlede jaar genader deur Bessie Bridges van Onselen, wyle Bles Bridges se suster, om 'n…

Courts & Crime

Nampol is geared up

The Trustco Insurance (Legal Shield) Group handed over quad bikes to Nampol yesterday, in order to make it possible for Nampol officers to patrol off-road areas during the festive season.

Four quad bikes have been handed to Nampol. According to the Branch Manager of Trustco Walvis Bay, Ms Julia Kashaka, they hand over the bikes to Nampol on a yearly basis that started in 2008.


Pretorius out on bail

On 22 October Logan Pretorius was arrested after being accused of assaulting a certain Mr Cornelius Vermeulen with a baseball bat and for the release of a vicious dog and was released on bail on Tuesday to the amount of N$3000.

The newspaper spoke to Pretorius regarding his release on bail.
“I was arrested last week Wednesday. I appeared in court on Tuesday where the State said they do not object to me…

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…


Removal of mobile homes on Langstrand still in process


Reporter:Piquet Jacobs

 Owners of the mobile homes on Langstrand, who had been notified to have them removed by the end of October, and have not done so yet, now have to remove their property before the end of November.  

 Owners are responsible to remove the…

Roads and Traffic

Commotion over trucks in public road

A local resident has complained to the newspaper that 5th Street West in Walvis Bay is becoming a crisis due to all the trucks parked in the public road.

According to another resident, this has been going on for almost three years, allegedly without any reaction from the traffic department, to resolve the matter.

According to the traffic department, the rules and regulations are that no trucks may be parked in a…


Libraries contribute to literacy, but lack facilities

The Division for Lifelong Learning in the Erongo Regional Council’s Directorate of Education held its fourth annual Stakeholders Consultative Conference at Erongo Hostel in Usakos on Tuesday 30 September 2014.

Teachers pictured at a recent consultative meeting. Photo file

Cllr Usiel…

Education first, babies later

On Thursday the Swakopmund District Developmental Welfare Services in collaboration with the Swakopmund District Social Issues Committee had a awareness-raising campaign about teenage pregnancy.

The march started at 10h00 from Mondesa Woermannbrock, where all participants assembled at 09:30.


Mentorship and guidance for the youth

The Namibia United States Alumni Association in Walvis Bay is planning to start an “Angel Network” in 2015 to mentor the youth of Walvis Bay.

The network aims at connecting the youth to mentors in their respective communities. According to American Alumni, Ms Taati Niilenge, Walvis Bay should start taking ownership for the wellbeing of children of Walvis Bay, in…


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Putting a smile on children’s faces

Africa Union Cargo (AUC) visited Kids Haven, a local children’s home, to hand out gift packages to 30 children for the festive season on Friday.

The namib times was invited to join the event. The Chief Executive Officer, Mr Naeem Fortune, said the Santa’s Shoebox Project is big and exciting, but there are no beneficiaries for this project in Walvis Bay, only Swakopmund and Windhoek.

“We wanted to support our community thus we decided to…

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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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Geskok tot in my siel

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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…

Dannyboy en Ndokosho gereed om titels te verdedig

Pandu Construction cc ondersteun boksers

Boksers, Franciano “Danny Boy” Albinus en Gotlieb “The Bite” Ndokosho gaan op 01 November hul IBF Internasionale titels in Windhoek verdedig en volgens die twee Swakopmund boksers is hulle slaggereed en in top kondisie.

Dannyboy en Ndokosho…

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