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Oppisition ends Swapo’s control of Erongo Region

Swapo has lost its majority in the Erongo Regional Council, following Wednesday’s Local Authority and Regional Councils Elections. This represents an historical shift in the Erongo Region’s political landscape. Swapo won the Arandis-, Karibib- and Omaruru Constituencies, with the latter two by a very thin margin. The ruling party’s only significant performance was in Arandis […]

Swapo loses control of Walvis Bay Town Council

Opposition parties took away Swapo’s dominant position on the Walvis Bay Town Council, following Wednesday’s Regional Councils and Local Authority Election. Swapo has been dominating the Walvis Bay Town Council since 1994, but this privilege has been taken away thanks to the huge outcome of opposition voters. The Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) took four […]

Another giant to make a first call at Walvis Bay later today

Another giant to make a first call at Walvis Bay later today

The port of Walvis Bay is preparing for the maiden call at 18:30 today of the container vessel Wide Juliet. The vessel is underway from Luanda and will be discharging 200 containers. The Wide Juliet, which has a carrying capacity of 5380 TEUs (meaning she can carry 5 380 twenty foot containers), will from now […]

Body of half-naked woman discovered at Vierkantklip

Manhunt on for her killer/s The Namibian Police remains selective in releasing information regarding the murder of Swakopmund resident Jenneth Daniels (26). The main reason for that is to protect strategic information that could lead to the arrest of the woman’s murderer or murderers. Daniels’ half naked body was spotted by passers-by at Vierkantklip near […]

Man falls off moving car – driver of vehicle wanted

Man falls off moving car – driver of vehicle wanted

Eileen van der Schyff The Namibian Police in Erongo is urgently looking for the relatives of a man who fell from a moving vehicle on the Swakopmund-Henties Bay road on Wednesday night. The man was admitted to the Swakopmund hospital and has since been transferred to Windhoek, as his condition is critical.  The man was […]

Ship-to-shore cranes a “game changer”

Ship-to-shore cranes a “game changer”

The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) regards the commissioning of its four ship-to-shore cranes on its container terminal on reclaimed land as a “game changer” for business. The container terminal is now in use for fifteen months and hosts giant container ships with drafts of up to twelve meters. The draft of a shift is the […]

No babies will be transported to Windhoek for ICU purposes in 2022

No babies will be transported to Windhoek for ICU purposes in 2022

Sharlien Tjambari Staff members and invited guests, on Friday, 20 November witnessed the hand-over and ground-breaking ceremony for the new Swakopmund District Hospital’s neo-natal wing the Prime Minister of Namibia Saara Kuugongelwa Amadhila attended the ceremony and did the handover. The event took place at the Swakopmund District Hospital. The neonatal wing will have a […]

Rough n Tough raises N$300k for CAN

Rough n Tough raises N$300k for CAN

The annual Rough n Tough Rally hosted by the Baard family in Swakopmund came to a close on Saturday, 21 November 2020, when the organisers handed over N$305 000 to the Cancer Association of Namibia. Coordinated by Mr Phillip Baard, this event has raised close to N$1 million over the last 3 years since its […]

Council re-opens play parks for children

Council re-opens play parks for children

Sharlien Tjambari On Friday, 20 November the Swakopmund Council officially re-opened the Independence and Hanganeni play parks in Mondesa for children living in surrounding areas to have safe play facilities. Due to vandalism, these parks deteriorated, to a point where it became unsafe for the community. The vegetation in the park was vandalised and damaged. […]

Mayor’s farewell speech turns into embarrassing questions for Swapo

Mayor’s farewell speech turns into embarrassing questions for Swapo

For the Walvis Bay Town Council, business will never be the same again. That is if things are judged by the unprecedented events that marked the last council meeting at the Kuisebmond Council Chambers on Tuesday night. The meeting started on its familiar tone, but when the Mayor Alderman Immanuel Wilfried delivered his farewell statement, […]

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