60 and going strong

Namib Times turns 60 tomorrow, 5 December 2018. The first edition of the coast’s only local newspaper hit the streets of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund on the morning of 5 December 1958.

The founder of the newspaper was the late Paul Louis Vincent. Paul Vincent was synonymous with the newspaper for more than 40 years.
Due to ill health, Vincent sold the newspaper on 2 July 2002 to businessmen Dean Kock and Desmond Frankfort.
The newspaper will tomorrow celebrate six decades of bringing you the local news. A tradition we want to continue for decades more to come.
At this juncture Namib Times wishes to pay tribute to its readers and its advertising clients. Without your wonderful support none of this would have been possible. We count on your continued support and from our side remain committed to provide you with the best news- and advertising service.
Also to employees of Namib Times, past and present, the Directors of DDJ Investment Holdings express their sincere gratitude for your contributions over these many decades.
We will also take the time tomorrow, on our 60th Anniversary, to think of our departed colleagues, but also of their loved ones who must live with their loss every day.
We have in today’s edition a collection of some articles and information published in the newspaper since 1958. It is a mammoth task at the least to provide a 60 years perspective in a single publication. We will therefore during 2019 as part of our ongoing 60th celebration publish many more articles and reviews.
Happy readings and God bless.

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