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Hershel “Woody” Williams calls at port of Walvis Bay

Hershel “Woody” Williams calls at port of Walvis Bay

The United States naval ship, Hershel “Woody” Williams, is on a two days call to the port of Walvis Bay. The ship finds itself in this part of the Atlantic as part of the United States Sixth Fleet’s area of operations. The US Sixth Fleet’s area of operations includes the Arctic Ocean, half of the […]

Electricity price hike not that significant

Electricity price hike not that significant

Regional electricity distributor, Erongo RED, said this week it remains committed to supply electricity to its customers at the lowest possible rate, given the prevailing negative economic cli-mate. The rate hike was formally announced on Wednesday. Erongo RED has not increased its tariffs for the past two consecutive years (19/20 and 20/21) and the increase […]

Swakopmund mayor angered by theft of prepaid water stand

Swakopmund mayor angered by theft of prepaid water stand

Eileen van der Schyff The Mayor of Swakopmund, Cllr Louisa Kativa, expressed her shock and dismay this week at the theft of the newly-installed prepaid water stand in the Democratic Resettlement Community (DRC). The water stand is the source of clean and accessible water supply to the residents of the DRC. “It is unbelievable that […]

Namdeb eagerly awaits delivery of its new marine diamond mining ship

Namdeb eagerly awaits delivery of its new marine diamond mining ship

Eileen van der Schyff The largest diamond recovery vessel on the planet, now still only referred to as AMV3, is expected to arrive in Cape Town by next week, where the vessel will undergo final preparations before being commissioned by Debmarine in Namibia’s offshore diamond mining industry early in 2022. ANV3 was constructed in Romania […]

Domestic Tourism Campaign out of the starting blocks

Sharlien Tjambari Affordable domestic tourism is regarded as the main driver to bring economic recovery to Namibia’s tourism industry. This was the message recently by tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta at the launch of the Domestic Tourism Campaign, which is a joint-initiative between the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) and the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC). The Covid-19 […]

Old Mutual celebrates re-launch of its new Swakopmund branch

Old Mutual celebrates re-launch of its new Swakopmund branch

Old Mutual celebrated the re-launch of its new branch office in Swakopmund yesterday afternoon. This new branch office is situated in the town’s cbd in Sam Nujoma Avenue. Old Mutual’s Chief Executive, Mr Lionel Kannemeyer, delivered the keynote address and expressed his confidence in the coastal market. He also assured the community of continued service […]

Learner license testing at Arandis NaTIS

Learner license testing at Arandis NaTIS

Rudi Bowe The Roads Authority (RA) is happy to announce that it has with immediate effect commenced with learner license testing at the Arandis NaTIS Office. A subdivision of Transport Information and Regulatory Services, manages 37 registering authorities (NaTIS offices) countrywide of which only some are managed by local authorities. Majority are managed by RA. […]

Namibian Police Suggestion Boxes

Namibian Police Suggestion Boxes

Eileen van der Schyff The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration and Safety and Security together with the Swakopmund Town Council reminds residents and visitors on the availability of Namibian Police Suggestion Boxes at Municipal office buildings. The red suggestion boxes with the emblem of the Namibian Police can be found at the entrance of the […]

Learners care for health heroes

Learners care for health heroes

Rudi Bowe The learners of Walvis Bay Primary School recently donated lunch packs, with drinks and energy bars to the health workers at the Walvis Bay State Hospital as a small token of appreciation for their hard work and ongoing sacrifice. The character traits health workers possess is responsibility, as these workers take the responsibility […]

Van der Schyff crowned Xco Champ

Van der Schyff crowned Xco Champ

Rudi Bowe Walvis Bay cyclist Luanne van der Schyff was crowned Namibia’s national mountain bike champions when she won the Elite women’s title at the Nedbank National Cross-Country (Xco) Championship in Windhoek last weekend. It was the first time that Van der Schyff won the national title which until last year belonged to the formidable […]

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