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Meet Henrique the Pirate from Madeira

Meet Henrique the Pirate from Madeira

As a port town, Walvis Bay is the stopover for many world travelers. A very unique visitor at the moment is Henrique Afonso (pictured right), also known as the Pirate from Madeira. He hails from the island of Madeira and is sailing around the world in a nine-metres yacht named after his young daughter, Sofia […]

Municipality increases animal impoundment fee

Municipality increases animal impoundment fee

The Walvis Bay Town Council has approved its subsidised impoundment fee to the local SPCA from a current N$35 per day to N$51 per day. The impoundment fee is applicable for an impounded animal’s first three days of stay at the S.P.C.A. kennels. The S.P.C.A. has a constant challenge with rising costs. The municipality of […]

Amnesty period to settle municipal bills

The town council of Walvis Bay has approved an amnesty period until 31 December, for residents to settle outstanding debt with the municipality of Walvis Bay. Interest on these outstanding amounts will be written off. In a report submitted to Council it was indicated that a prior amnesty period that ended in April 2020 resulted […]

New policy to end “shady land deals”

A new policy is currently developed by the municipality of Walvis Bay which will soon give the Town Council the sole discretion to approve upset selling prices of erven and conditions of sale. That includes incidences where conditions of sale are amended. This is expected to make and end to the current practice where Council […]

Schools urged not to five parents lists of stationary to purchase

Schools urged not to five parents lists of stationary to purchase

Rudi Bowe The Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Anna Nghipondoka, cautioned schools against sending parents lists of stationery items to be purchased for their children. Nghipondoka made this remark during her visit earlier this week to the Kamanjab Secondary School where she addressed stakeholders in education. According to Nghipondoka there is no need for […]

The struggles of the Namibian penioner

A pensioner from Swakopmund shared his thoughts with Namib Times regarding the support given by Government to pensioners. This person highlighted several challenges which he feels needed to be considered by President Hage Geingob to improve the situation. He also pointed out discrepancies and situations where pensioners are unfairly treated by the system. In what […]

Paratus agreement collaboration between public and private entity

Paratus agreement collaboration between public and private entity

Eileen van der Schyff Telecom Namibia entered into an agreement with private entity, Paratus, in mid-February, for the landing of the Equiano sub-marine cable in Swakopmund, that belongs to Google. Telecom Namibia confirms that the Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) agreement (a type of telecommunications lease agreement) entered into is not a Public Private Partnership […]

Namport Social Investment Fund Furnishes The Onawa Secondary School in Omusati Region

Namport Social Investment Fund Furnishes The Onawa Secondary School in Omusati Region

Education remains pivotal to the development of Namibia and to ensuring that collective efforts are made into providing good quality education for the Namibian child. It is against this background that Namport, through the Namport Social Investment Fund (NSIF), earlier this week donated 300 chairs and 300 desks valued at N$163,848.00 to the Onawa Secondary […]

Desalination feasibility workshop concludes

Desalination feasibility workshop concludes

Eileen van der Schyff The German government is supporting Namibia to explore opportunities for the desalination of seawater as an additional and climate resilient water source. A desalination feasibility study financed by German Development Cooperation through KfW, with a grant of N$19.5 million and implemented by NamWater, concluded their three day workshop. The workshop brought […]

The 2021 LRC for De Duine

The 2021 LRC for De Duine

The 2021 Learner Representative Council (LRC) of the De Duine Secondary School, Narraville was announced on Monday, 22 February. This year’s chairperson is Thusnelde Korupanda and the vice-chairperson is Deon Muhaind-jumba. Tamlin Damon and Timothy Dick are the Liaison Officers. Jewel Bampton is the Head of Media, and Melanie Brown is Deputy Head of Media. […]

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