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Jetty repairs get yes vote

Swakopmund Municipality has set aside half a million dollars to stabilise the jetty and have urgent repairs done to the first few columns of the structure.

A view of the jetty being battered by waves during the recent spring tide.

In 2006 the first 17…

Fire destroys family home in Tamariskia

A Swakopmund family, residing in Tamariskia suburb, was left homeless after a fire destroyed their home between the hours of 12:00 and 13:00 on Tuesday.

The fire occurred in Franciska van Neel Street and, according to the Chief of the Swakopmund Fire Brigade Adri Goosen, the assumption is that…

Jong sokkerspeler sterf op oefenveld

‘n Belowende jong sokkerspeler van die Harris Park Sokkerklub, Al Capone Crusendo Titus (25), het Woensdagaand ongeveer 19:00 op die Atlantis Sportklub se sokkerveld ineengestort tydens ‘n oefensessie.

Hy is by die hospitaal dood verklaar, maar die oorsaak is nog…

TransNamib workers prepare to take on the bosses

Namibia Transport and Allied Workers Union (NATAU) said this week that it is prepared to take industrial action after the TransNamib management offered workers a 'zero percent increase' during the current round of negotiations.

TransNamib workers are seen clearing the tracks after the recent berg winds. Photo File June…

Marine diamond miners weigh up strike option

The Mineworkers Union of Namibia says it will resort to industrial action to push through its demands after negotiations between the union and Debmarine Namibia ground to a halt last week.

The Debmarine diamond recovery vessel PEACE IN AFRICA. Photo by Ian…

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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…

Nghitila comes to inspect mines and quarries

Namibia's Environmental Commissioner says he is very proud of the coastal community for always standing their ground when it comes to the defense of the environment.

Commissioner Teofilus Nghitila and Rod Braby, Director of NACOMA

A team from the department of environmental affairs in the Ministry of Environment and…

SA supports Namibia's bid to host Cherenkov Telescope

Concept illustration of Cherenkov Telescope Array.

The South African Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, and a delegation of senior officials from South Africa, met the Namibian Parliamentary Committee on Science and Technology this week to discuss and grow support for Namibia's bid to…

Education

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,…

Making learning fun at Vrede Rede

The Vrede Rede Primary School in Swakopmund organised interesting events during this year's second school trimester.

The top ten achievers in the April examinations were taken on an unforgettable tour in the Namib Naukluft Park, which is the largest nature reserve in Namibia.

Learners got to know the country’s…

Business

Struggle over last few erven at Mile 4 heats up

No less than 12 companies have sought to buy up the last few undeveloped seafront plots at Mile 4 in Swakopmund, but the municipality is standing its ground and sticking to its resolve not to sell any more unserviced erven.

CONTESTED GROUND: Aerial view of the disputed land west of…

Unskilled workers get a break with new construction company

“Give a man a fish to eat and you feed him for one day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime,” is a mantra that companies around the Erongo Region are increasingly using.

Companies such as McClunes Civil Contractors, owned by Steven McClune and Abubaka Abrahams, have made it their task to assist…

Port tenders aimed at empowering local businesses

The Nambian Ports Authority (Namport) and Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) have entered into a 5 year agreement, whereby Namport tenders will be allocated to Namibian or partner businesses whose funding can be directly provided by the DBN.

The agreement is focused on attracting local small to medium enterprises (SME's) to provide goods and services to Namport. Namport is…

Young entrepreneurs get business training

A basic business management training workshop was held at the Multi-Purpose Centre in Walvis Bay this week to help young business entrepreneurs become self sufficient when starting their own business.

The training that usually lasts for a week, is offered to young Namibian entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 who have business ideas and need financial assistance in starting their own…

Roads and Traffic

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…

Politics

Constituency office for Erongo officially opened

The Governor of Erongo Region officially opened the new Rural Constituency office at Walvis Bay on Wednesday.

The new Rural Constituency office was built at a cost of N$2.5 million and has been in use for the past three years.

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Community

Takama conducts Fire Awareness Day

The increasing number of shack fires in the coastal towns spurred the Takama Charity Group to host a fire awareness day at the DRC Fire Brigade in the informal settlement of Swakopmund recently.

The Takama Charity Group is a non-profit group consisting of women who have taken…

Women's world: Anita at the wheel

In Namibia, a country where gender equality is considered an important factor, people still believe that some jobs are reserved only for men.

Anita Matthys is one of the few women, who obtained a heavy vehicle licence (Code 11) and proved the doubters wrong.

Anita (43), mother to three daughters…

Sport

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…

Junior Tri-Nations dominated by Zimbabweans

The Junior Tri-Nations Golf tournament, held at the Rossmund Golf Resort and Lodge in Swakopmund this week, showcased the best junior golf talent in the three participating countries and saw spectators, players and visitors flock to the coastal resort this week.

The game is played with 6 team members swinging over 72 holes within 3 days (18-21 August). The junior…

Huge turn-up expected at Spitzkoppe Challenge

The Rock Spitzkoppe Community Run and Mountain Bike Challenge will take place on Saturday, 13 September and according to the organisers an estimated 500 entries are expected.…

Ongelukkigheid oor NRU se besluit oor kus wedstryde

Die Namibiese Rugby Unie (NRU) het Saterdag aangedui dat alle rugbywedstryde nou na Windhoek toe sal skuif, ten spyte van protes deur spelers in die kustelike gebied.

Die aankondiging is gemaak…

Entertainment

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…

Topnaar artist introduces ‘Salt River’ project

A visual artist from the Topnaar community residing at the Kuiseb River, Mr Sebedeus Swartbooi (37), is currently working on a project involving arts and crafts in order to attract more tourists to the well-known Topnaar community and Kuiseb River.

Sebedeus started working at the Gobabeb…

Katti flies celebrities in for Grandma's birthday

Grammy Award winning American singer Anthony Hamilton and South African Afro-pop duo Mafikizolo were in Walvis Bay this weekend, performing at “Ouma” Helena Katti’s birthday. …

Rock ‘n Roll at Alte Laundry this weekend

The Alte Laundry in Swakopmund is hosting a “Triple Decades Disco Party” on Friday night, where party animals can show how it was done during the 60's, 70's and 80's.

The Laundry, as it is generally known, changed management about three months ago and the new…

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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…

Welwitschia promises to ease bill pains

Welwitschia is reaching out to accommodate all patients, private or medical aid covered, by complying with the Namibian Association of Medical Aid Funds (NAMAF) benchmark tariffs, which are the lowest chargeable rate for all health institutions.…

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A matured lady of 34 years is searching an administrative job in the coastal towns. Has Grade 12 with an Computer literate certificate 3 years Data capturing/Typist experience.

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