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Debmarine posts record diamond production

Debmarine Namibia, the country’s leading marine diamond prospecting and mining company, said this week that it will invest N$100 million in a second seabed crawler for the mining vessel, MV Mafuta.


The Debmar Atlantic, moored some 35 kilometers off the Namibian Coastline. 

The company also announced an eye-watering…

Erongo Red opens Call Centre

Mr Nico Niemand, acting general manager, said in his speech that the journey of establishing a call centre started in 2010 when a tender was sent out to develop a master plan for such a centre; this plan was finally completed on 11 May 2014.

The master plan was carried out in two phases. The first phase was to ensure that the organisation was adequately…

Solar power project planned at Arandis

Arandis Power company plans to construct a solar (photovoltaic) power plant, in addition to a thermal power plant.

The solar plant, including panels, inverters, transformers, and tracking system will be located north of the approved Arandis Power plant on the eastern outskirts of the town to produce 54 Megawatt peak.…

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Youth leaders head to America

Cavin Finnies is a man on a mission. The emerging student leader from Lüderitz is a prominent member of the Namibian Youth Parliament and is currently on a leadership programme in the United States of America with a group of African youth.

Cavin Finnes (middle) with Fidel from Nigeria (left) and Brian Sibanda from…

Municipality and army generals at odds over Mile 4

Swakopmund Town Council and the Namibia Defence Force (NDF) are squaring up for a fight over a prime piece of beachfront property at Mile 4.

The dispute has been coming on for some time as the municipality on one side and the army generals on the other have dug in their heels to claim a large section of premium seafront property (Erf 101, 102 and 103, measuring 165 000 m²…

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Kudus en Falcons môre in aksie op Narraville Stadion

Die eerste en tweede spanne van Kudus en Reho Falcon sal môre vanaf 14:00 op die Narraville stadion in aksie wees. 


Met die min wedstryde wat die jaar in Narraville gespeel word het Kudus dit nodig geag om Reho Falcon na Narraville te nooi om eerstens die spelers meer speelkans te gee en tweedens om aan hul lojale ondersteuners en borge meer rugby te bied.…

Top gymnasts head for Walvis Bay

Gymnastic fans and gymnasts at the coast are in for a huge variety and high caliber of sportive treats at the Walvis Bay Indoor Sport Complex. 


The Federation for International Gymnastics (FIG) announced that the 2014 African Championships in Trampoline, Tumbling, Double Mini-trampoline and Aerobic Gymnastics will now be held in Walvis Bay from 27 April to 1 May, after being relocated from…

Super Cup competition launched

The Standard Bank Super Cup has been launched in the capital with Standard Bank Namibia committing a whopping N$3-million to the development of soccer over a three-year period. 

“The magic of soccer brings us all together as Namibians and unifies us as a nation,” said Junius Mungunda at his first public appearance as the newly appointed Chief Executive of Standard Bank Namibia.

“As a…

Desert Sport Festival delivers the goods

The Walvis Bay Private High School (WBPHS) hosted a very successful Desert Sport Festival with “together Every One Achieves More” as theme. 
The event was well attended and the rugby tournament produced 17 matches and 113 tries of which fifty-four were converted. Michael…

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The Big Stink in Mondesa

Large parts of old Mondesa have turned into an open sewer.



Residents in the area say they are sick and tired of the stink and that they are at risk of disease from the waste-water which runs freely around the Festus Gonteb Primary School.

Mr Abraham Lenga, the principal of Festus Gonteb Primary has repeatedly pointed out the…

Sulfur eruptions along the coast 'normal', says ministry

In response to recent images of sulfur eruptions along the coast the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources says that along Namibia's shoreline these are common and may be detrimental to fish stocks and marine life.

Sulfur eruptions are regularly detected along the Namibian coastline.…

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Veldfire tears through Swakop River

A veldfire in the riverbed outside Swakopmund burnt out of control for several hours on Friday.

The fire and bulging smoke from the east caused alarm among Swakopmund residents at around midday on Friday. The focal point of the fire was near the bridge off the C34 route where the railway tracks cross the Swakop River, less than 5 kilometres…

Mystery surrounds collision at sea

Substantial damage, estimated at millions of Namibian Dollars, were incurred when two deep sea trawler vessels of Benguela Fishing, the Linette and Lisinda, collided in the vicinity of Pelican Point on Monday evening at sunset. 

It also emerged that the incident had not been reported to the relevant authorities. Maritime law requires that an accident at sea must be reported to…

Leader of DRC Concerned Group assaulted

After a recent report on a Swakopmund traffic officer, Appolus Motinga, who allegedly assaulted a man while on duty, another Swakopmund resident came forth with the same allegation against another traffic officer, AA Olyn.

This time it was the chairman of the DRC Residents Concerned Group, Mr David Nghiimbwasha, who apparently fell victim to a vicious attack by a law enforcer. Nghiimbwasha did report…

Mother and daughter face eviction

Martha Engelbrecht (57) and her daughter Sanna (19) face imminent eviction, after the house they have been calling home for close to three years was sold.


Miss Engelbrecht has been working for Raymond and Francina Tallie since 13 September 2007 in Walvis Bay. She says the family moved to Windhoek in 2011, but she stayed behind to take care of their yard and their dog.…

Standard Bank Home Loans accused of fraud

Mr Joel “Ounanie” Hangara (50) from Kuisebmond is taking Standard Bank Walvis Bay to court. 


Hangara said he took out a home loan from the bank because he wanted to expand his house. Standard bank approved the loan and every month they deducted N$3 500 from his salary. “After they had been deducting this amount from my salary for 2 years, I lost my job,” he said. 

He…

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New Dolphin Park waterslides opened

The new Blue Ray and Electric Eel waterslides at the revamped Dolphin Park Resort were officially opened on Friday morning last week.

In her welcoming remarks, Walvis Bay Mayor, Uillika Nambahu, expressed her satisfaction with the new waterslides in the recreational resort, “These facilities give status to our town, and shows that we are not solely focusing on our fishing industry” she…

Catching up with Miss H

This week we talked to the talented Heather Dennis, better known as Miss H on stage. This amazing young lady is one of our own born in Arandis and raised in Swakopmund.


When asked who Miss H is she explained, “We need a book to answer that one, or maybe a movie. If I have to try and describe Miss H, I would say she is a character, quite different from…

Fishtival can become a trademark

Walvis Bay hosted another successful Fishtival at the Jan Wilken Stadium over the past weekend. 

The three day festival started on Thursday with the official opening attended by exhibitors and invited guests only and finished on Saturday. This year's Fishtival coincided with the official inauguration of Dolphin Park's new facilities on Friday and the belated 24th Independence and 20th…

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Museum stages exhibition on re-integration

The resolution of the dispute over Walvis Bay can be regarded as one of the major successes of the government of the day. 

In view of this, the Walvis Bay Museum set up an exhibition that sought to remind the local residents, in particular our youth, the so-called “born-free generation”, about a part of their national…

Remax hosts nationwide donation to SPCA

Remax Coastline Property Centre in Walvis Bay decided to do something big this year. Since 26 February this year, Remax staff members initiated the idea to host the biggest donation to the SPCA nationwide that will carry on until 30 June 2014.

A spokesperson at Remax said “We all love animals and we decided to do this fundraiser in Namibia. We have joined forces with all of the…

Junior Rotarians donate

The Interact Club (Junior Rotarians) took the initiative to donate food in sup-port of nutrition month; they collected boxes of food and handed it over to Promise Land in Kuisebmond on Wednesday afternoon. 


Boxes of food were delivered by the Interact Club, on Wednesday, in aid of the feeding project and to help in any way it is needed. The…

Music concert for Damian a great success

On Saturday, Meerdorfer Musik Schule hosted a concert to raise funds for Damian Sagner. The concert was held at the House Der Jugend in Swakopmund. 


They managed to raise N$ 15 000 at the concert alone and along with the donations from the men's choir concert in Omaruru the grand total came up to N$ 21 700. 

Mrs Dorte Witte, owner of the Meerdorfer Musik Schule, and organiser of the…

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MYO celebrates 10 years of making a difference

Mondesa Youth Opportunity Trust celebrated their 10th anniversary at the educational institute’s premises in Swakopmund on Tuesday.

MYO is an after school program, focusing on subjects like English, Mathematics, Reading, Life Skills, Music and Sport. Learners form formerly underprivileged schools are attending classes at the institute, totally free of…

Courts & Crime

Car thieves cornered

More suspected thieves were caught this week before they could break into vehicles in Walvis Bay.

These two men were apprehended after they tried to break into a red Mercedez Benz parked in the vicinity of Waltons yesterday morning.

The police were notified, and the two were arrested while they were trying to…

Health & Beauty

New ladies' gym in Meersig

Losing weight and keeping it off generally takes a lot of motivation. One literally has to change his/her whole lifestyle to lose weight permanently, which is no easy task. To this end, a new ladies gym opened its doors in Walvis Bay last week. 

We spoke to the initiator of the new gym support group, Mrs Jenny Mynhardt. According to her, a lot of women cannot exercise alone, thus she initiated the…

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Road safety tips for the Easter break

On the road this Easter? Whether you're heading to Grandma's with the kids or hitting the B2 for a cross-country jaunt, don't leave home without some tested driving tips.

Learn more about avoiding breakdowns, saving money, and staying safe (and staying awake!) on your next road trip.

1. Before beginning a long drive, always get enough…

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