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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…

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…

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…

In Namibia 3,000 children die yearly for lack of sanitation

Ahead of the celebration of Global Handwashing Day on Wednesday, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) raised the concern that one out of five schools nationwide lack toilet facilities. 

Namibia also has one of the lowest levels of sanitation coverage in eastern and southern Africa.

It is…

Fisheries expert applauds Namibia's quota system

Namibia received a pat on the back for its quota system to regulate the harvesting of fish in Namibian waters.

Professor Daniel Pauly, a world expert on global fisheries who attended the Global Large Marine Ecosystem conference in Swakopmund recently, said the quota system is the best for sustaining and increasing fish stocks.

Quotas are allocated to an individual or…


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…

Dance Factory moves to new studio

There was a real buzz about the place when Dance Factory opened its brand new studios at the start of the month.

The spacious new studio is located between the Tamariskia Town Hall and the new Littlefoot Nursery. The Dance Factory offers training in a variety of styles to people of different ages.

Dance Instructor Carmen Bertens says they…


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…

Swakopmund International Trade Expo opens on Thursday

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.…

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'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…


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…

MP's defy the law, do not want to declare assets (yet)

A number of politicians insisted this week that a decision on the Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament and the Declaration of Assets be postponed to a date more suitable to them.

Mr Kazenambo Kazenambo told parliament on Wednesday that the issue of MP's declaring assets must first be discussed at 'other platforms'  'I have…



We will join another union, say NAPWU members

Started by Jade McClune in News on Friday.

Two-thirds majority must be done away with, Venaani

Started by Jade McClune in News on Friday.

Ski-boot eienaars loods eie organisasie

Started by Jade McClune in News on Friday.

Coping with illegal fishing

Started by Namib Times in Environment on Friday.

Concern over possible oil dumping at the coast

Started by Namib Times in Environment on Friday.

Katti goes to Hollywood

Started by Namib Times in Arts & Entertainment Oct 14.

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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.

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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

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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…


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October 2014


Namibians shine at Archery contest in Egypt

The 10th African Archery Championship too place in Egypt this year, with the "Valley of the Kings" in the background.

A group of Namibian archers participated alongside top athletes in the 10th African Continental Archery Championships and for…

Premier League kicks off on Saturday

The much awaited MTC Premier League is finally kicking off tomorrow, with coastal clubs facing double headers over the weekend.

Eleven Arrows will face Civics from Windhoek in their opening game and fireworks can be expected at the Kuisebmund Stadium, where the game will start at 13:30 on Saturday.

At 16:00, Blue Waters will take on Citizens…

Swakop Municipality shines at SAIMSA Games

The Swakopmund Municipality participated in the Southern Africa Inter-Municipal Sports Association (SAIMSA) Games 2014, hosted by the Buffalo City District Municipality, East London, South Africa from 21-26 September 2014.

The scene during the opening procession in East London, SA. Photo…


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