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“I try not to limit myself”- Vaughn

Vaughn Ahrens is not your typical teenager and he is proving that every time he steps onto a stage to entertain those eager to hear what the young man has to offer.

He is a passionate 16 year old singer and song writer who was born in the coastal town of Swakopmund but moved to…

Courts & Crime

Child murder suspect in court

 Naambo Wilemina David made another appearance in the Walvis Magistrate court yesterday facing a charge of murder after she allegedly killed her newborn baby.

David was arrested in November last year after it was discovered she had been pregnant and had given birth to the baby on her own in secret in a…

Man sentenced for test driving motor vehicle

Ruben Nambana appeared in the Walvis Bay Magistrates court on Wednesday facing a charge of theft of a motor vehicle.

A fun night out with friends on 26 October last year at a popular local lounge turned into possible jail time for Ruben Nambana after he had stolen keys from an unsuspecting car owner and…

Robbed of N$50 000+

A trusted source told the namib times about two scams doing the rounds at the coast and warned that businesses and individuals doing business deals should be made aware and should be vigilant as one company has already lost more than N$50 000 to one of these scams.

The source warned that the scammers appear to be well-refined members of the community. He said that a certain business became a victim to a scam last year December when the administrator of the business received an…

Business

Maize price increase due to drought

Against the background of the current drought Namibia is facing during the rainy season, the Public Relations Officer at Namib Mills, Mr Pieter Van Niekerk has explained to namib times why Maize Meal prices have to be increased with 17%.

“This follows in the wake of a price decrease a very short while ago, of 5%. The market regarding maize is currently very volatile, as it is driven by sentiment, weather and the exchange rate,” he says. “Unfortunately it is already too late for…

Roads and Traffic

Almost another head-on collision

A motor vehicle accident occurred yesterday in the vicinity of Long Beach, involving two vehicles. According to the drivers, fortunately no serious injuries were sustained.

The driver of the bakkie (a company vehicle) told namib times he was on his way to Swakopmund when another vehicle allegedly approached him in the wrong lane. “I saw a vehicle in my lane coming at me and swerved to avoid a head collision. I ended up crashing into another vehicle (taxi). The driver of the…

Education

LHU long-term commitment to education

Shortages of textbooks in Namibian schools have been the major contribution to the high rate of failures amongst the learners in secondary and high schools. A textbook is the most accessible guide for a learner.

Langer Heinrich Uranium (LHU) mine have over the past years identified the need of textbook at the schools in Swakopmund and decided to commit in giving back to the community which it operates in. Langer Heinrich Uranium (PTY) LTD (LHU) had a…

“Operation bounce back”- Ministry of Education

 The Ministry of Education announced its plan to improve the Junior Secondary Certificate results at a stake holders meeting held last week at Swakopmund Primary school.

According to the director of education in the Erongo Region, John /Awaseb, the Ministry is…

 
 
 

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“I want to see Mellissa live a long life’’ -Cancer survivor helps Mellissa-

Mr AJ Kruger (24), a local cancer survivor, is planning to help Mellissa Bester, the cancer patient that the namib times recently reported on. He has offered to give her a donation after doing a solo 288 kilometre desert drive with his quad bike on 5 March.

After the newspaper article last week, about Mellissa,who has been diagnosed with cancer and who is in need of financial assistance, Mr AJ Kruger offered to assist her financially. AJ was diagnosed with ALL (childhood acute…

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Albatross Task Force in Action

Sarah Yates and Clemens Naomab from the Albatross Task Force is a team of skilled, at-sea instructors working with the Namibia Nature Foundation. Over the past weeks, they visited various local schools introducing and educating them about the Albatross.

Their aim is to instruct youngsters, to help conserve these eminent flying creatures, so that future generations will have a chance to also admire them. A very important part to promote public awareness lies in educating the…

Slang op man se erf

‘n Hentiesbaai inwoner het Woensdagaand op ‘n slang afgekom in sy erf toe hy ‘n stopkraan wou toedraai. Hy sê dit was die eerste keer dat hy op ‘n slang in Hentiesbaai afkom.

“Ek het Woensdagaand ’n slang op my erf gekry en dié van kant gemaak, omdat die slang aggresief was teenoor my. Ek was nie seker of hy sou byt nie. Ek is baie bang vir slange. Of ’n slang giftig is of nie, ek sal nie kanse vat nie. Dit is die eerste keer dat ek ’n slang in Hentiesbaai teëkom, maar ek is…

Pangolin visits Kuisebmond

During the course of last week, Sinvula Reuben, came across what is known as a Pangolin. Late that specific night, his dog was barking non-stop and he went out to see what  was upsetting his dog. He found the creature, curled up into a ball. 

He immediately took it to shelter in his garage and kept it there until his cousin, Alfred Muhinda showed up to help. They put the pangolin in a container to keep him safe. The next day, they contacted the…

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Alcohol limit drop only a rumour

There have been rumours that the legal blood alcohol limit in Namibia might be lowered significantly, but the Walvis Bay Traffic Department says that it is not the case.

After recent reports that the legal alcohol limit in South Africa could drop from 0,05 to 0,02 or even zero, rumours surfaced that it might affect Namibia as well. We investigated and came to the conclusion that it is not the case. The spokesperson at the Walvis Bay Traffic Department said “the legal alcohol…

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Rugbyseisoen in volle gang!

Nog suksesvolle seweswedstryde het Woensdagaand op die Narraville Rugbystadio afgeskop. 

Die eindtellings van die wedstryde is as volg: Kudus 2 het vir Walvisbaai Rugby Klub gewen met die telling van 19-12, Dolphin Rugby Klub vir Swakopmund met ‘n telling van 14-7, Walvisbaai vir Dolphins 1 met ‘n telling van 12-5, Kudus 1 vir Kudus 2 met ‘n telling van 49-0, Dolphins 2 vir Dolphins 1 met ‘n telling van 24-12 en Kudus 1 vir Swakopmund verslaan het met ‘n telling van 38-5. Saterdag kom…

Rӧssing marathon new champion…

This year the annual Rӧssing Marathon event drew over 300 entries in all categories, and has grown to become an important preparative event for runners planning to take part in the upcoming Two Oceans and Comrades marathons in South Africa.

The runners gathered from six thirty at the Swakopmund Sports Stadium in Vineta on Saturday morning. The marathon started running at seven o’clock. People turn up in huge numbers and were very excited to be part of…

Arrows on target

 Walvis Bay based football club FNB Eleven Arrows clashed with Orlando Pirates and Mighty Gunners in Windhoek and Otjiwarongo, respectivelyover the weekend.

The team made their way back to the harbor town with a valuable four points after they beat Orlando Pirates 1-0 at Independence Stadium in…

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