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Burst water pipes leave W/Bay residents parched

The residents of Walvis Bay were left high and dry on Sunday after a municipal water pipe burst in Rikumbi Kandanga Road.

According to the municipality’s public relations department, the reason for the inconvenience was due to the fact that the shut-off valves isolating the [pipe] break did not close properly and…

Blaze in Mondesa on Sunday left 69 people homeless

Sixteen backyard shacks in Mondesa, Swakopmund, burnt to ashes on Sunday afternoon, leaving approximately 69 people homeless.

This is the highest number of backyard shacks to be destroyed in a single blaze in Swakopmund so far this year, Mr Adri Goosen, Fire Brigade…

Man narrowly survives paragliding accident

On Friday, a man was seriously injured in a paragliding accident along the Jakkalsputz beach area near Henties Bay. 

According to emergency service personnel who attended to the scene, the accident took place about 14:00. According to the source, the paraglide was tied to a bakkie, which was…

Credentials of Walvis Bay ‘lawyer’ who weds gay couples disputed

Many grew excited over recent news reports that gay marriages can now be legally recognised under Namibian law, but the excitement was soon dispelled by a statement from the Law Society of Namibia.

Judges of the High Court: Photo LSN…

Minors 'kidnapped and badly assaulted' at house in Meersig

Three men and one woman, were arrested and charged with kidnapping and assault after three boys were reportedly kidnapped by four Walvis Bay residents and had to endure six hours of physical assault in a suspect’s garage.

Nampol Deputy Commissioner Kashuupulwa confirmed yesterday that three boys…

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Industry leaders say seismic tests scare off the fish

Captains of the Namibian fishing industry are concerned over the impact of oil exploration and mining activities at sea and say that the industry has suffered massive losses over the past few years as a result of sub-sea seismic tests..

The issue of seismic testing within the fishing grounds was raised at the annual fishing sector workshop held in Walvis Bay this week. Seismic testing…


LHU backs Mathematics Spring School

One hundred and twenty learners from Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Omaruru, Windhoek and Grootfontein registered for the 2014 Spring Maths School.

This was the fourth consecutive year that the Spring School for Grade 12 Higher and Extended Level and Grade 10 Additional Mathematics learners took place, with the…

US Embassy donates to Young Africa project

The Chargé d’Affairs of the U.S. Embassy Namibia, made a visit to Walvis Bay on Wednesday in celebration of the 10th year of the American Corner at the Public Library.

Mr John Kowalski discussed the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, previously known as the Young African Leaders…

Erongo students impress at National Debate

The Annual National Debate Championships competition was held at Mariental from 15 to 16 August this year.

The debate teams came from 12 regions of the country, among them were the Erongo Regional debate teams, Erongo A and Erongo B.

The team members were Malcolm McNab from Swakopmund Secondary School, Ester Shitana and Martha Shaduka from Coastal High School,…


Date and olive plantation a first for Erongo

The Erongo Regional Council, in partnership with the Namsov Fishing Enterprises Trust, has embarked on agricultural projects that will green the traditionally arid Erongo Region when the date and olive plantation projects take off.

Erongo Region Governor, Cleophas Mutjavikua, officially launched the project last Friday at Okambahe. A…

Electrical, Instrumentation and Control trade show

The West Coast Electrical, Instrumentation and Control Trade Show, organised by Afritex on 11 September will see industry members flock to the Walvis Bay Town Hall.

The Windhoek Trade Show will be held on Tuesday 9 September. Industry members from ports and harbours, power utilities, construction, railways, oil refineries, mining and…

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Spoed, drank oorsake van naweek se ongelukke

Haastige voertuigbestuurders en alkohol word as die sondebokke beskryf in ten minste twee motorongelukke wat oor die naweek plaasgevind het. 

In die vroeë Sondagoggend-ure kon die bestuurder van 'n voertuig, met 'n Windhoek registrasienommer, nie die draai by Daniel Tjongarero and Tobias Hainyeko aansluiting
(regoor die ou…


Klazen and Kavita may enter parliament after electoral college

Two Swapo candidates from the Erongo region, who were elected to take part in the party's electoral college over the past weekend, did exceptionally well and have a strong chance of entering parliament after the upcoming elections.

Former Walvis Bay mayor, Cllr Derek Klazen and Mrs Priscilla Kavita of the Swapo Party’s Women’s Council attended the electoral session and emerged very high…



'Spin-offs' in Arandis

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Desert Raceway makes its debut

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Sailing enthusiasts gear up for Bart’s Bash

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Fleidl keeps top spot in Swakop Open NTTA rankings

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May the bells of Stella Maris chime again

The historical Stella Maris Catholic Church of Walvis Bay is in the process of restoring its tower, and hopefully enough funds will be available to cover reparation costs of the bells that once echoed through the harbour town.

This reporter…

Apostel wil kruis vanaf Karasburg na kus dra

Apostel Dawid Bronzel van Walvisbaai beplan om teen einde September die lang pad, vanaf Karasburg in die Suide, tot in Walvisbaai te voet aan te durf.

Die Apostel word gereeld op die B2 tussen Swakopmund en Walvisbaai deur motoriste opgemerk, wanneer hy te voet en…


'Spin-offs' in Arandis

Saterdag het alle paaie na Arandis gelei, waar ‘n pret-dag, gepaardgaande met ‘n “Spin-off” kompetisie, georkestreer deur Coastal Drifting & Spinning en Dupps Spinners van Windhoek, aangebied is.

Dit was die eerste keer in die dorp se geskiedenis dat so ‘n kompetisie daar aangebied is en die opkoms word as…

Desert Raceway makes its debut

Despite hot and windy conditions spectators flocked to the debut event of the Desert Raceway Dirt oval racing on Saturday.

Petrol heads were spoilt for choice with quad bikes, V8s and midget vehicles racing for their respective titles. 

Situated 7km outside Walvis Bay on the road to Dune 7 towards Rooibank, the brand new…

Sailing enthusiasts gear up for Bart’s Bash

The Walvis Bay Yacht Club and the rest of the Namibian sailing community are gearing up to participate in a global sailing event called Bart’s Bash on 21 September.

Named after the Olympic medallist and America’s Cup sailor Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson, the idea of the race is to break a Guinness record by having the…

Fleidl keeps top spot in Swakop Open NTTA rankings

The Namibia Table Tennis Association (NTTA) rankings had notable changes after the Swakop Open.

Swakopmund player Heiko Fleidl pictured remains in number one spot after winning the event in his hometown.

Fleidl got off to a rather slow start before gradually improving…

Kickboxers to compete at Destiny championship in SA

Members of the Walvis Bay Kickboxing Club will compete at the annual National Martial Arts/International Sports Karate Association National championships, known as Destiny, will take place on 30 and 31 August in South Africa, .

Sensei Dorothy Bachmann and her team will be travelling to SA on 26…


DJ Cuzco steps up to the mike

Have you heard of DJ Cuzco, who recently performed at the Mi Casa show? A young and v vibrant DJ… blessed with a talent many would adore.

Jairzinho “DJ Cuzco” Subeb is a professional DJ, who describes himself as a Multi-Genre Mix-master and producer, signed with I.M.A Star records. DJ Cuzco is known for breaking all barriers and…

Registrations open for Swakopmunder Musikwoche

Registration for the 2014 Swakopmunder Musikwoche, taking place between 12 and 21 December, has opened. The last day of registration will be on 20 November 2014.

Registration can be done via their website or by requesting an entry form from the organisers.…

30’ Something Lounge setting the trend

DJ’s Cuzco, Pello and Neffy-Nev will be in action at 30’ Something Lounge in Tamariskia, Swakopmund, this weekend.

The Lounge is situated next to the Basketball Court at the Super Save premises and is fast becoming the talk of the town.

With its’ cozy atmosphere and an outside relaxing area, this surely…

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Local healthcare assistants graduate

This week sees the first graduates completing their final assessments of the healthcare assistant’s course in Swakopmund.

Healthcare is one of the growing careers in the world, accommodating the advancement of technology within the nursing field. There have been no nationally recognised courses here or in South…

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