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Mining sector seeks way out of lockdown

Mining sector seeks way out of lockdown

The Chamber of Mines is believed to have finalised a submission late yesterday in which it seeks an exemption from the Covid-19 lockdowns in the Erongo- and Khomas Regions. The lockdown starts at one minute past midnight tonight and will see mining operations grinding to a halt should people be prevented from working. “The Chamber […]

Ministry of Labour urges employers to protect jobs as far as possible

Following the Declaration of the State of Emergency by His Excellency the President Dr Hage Geingob regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Executive Director in the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and employment Creation held a Tripartite Meeting on 24 and 25 March 2020 with the Social Partners (Employers and Workers’ Representatives). The Meeting aimed […]

Head on collision outside Walvis Bay

Head on collision outside Walvis Bay

Eileen van der Schyff Early on Tuesday night, a Walvis Bay resident died on impact in a head on collision about 4 km outside of Walvis Bay. According to the spokesperson of the Namibian Police in the Erongo Region, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Ikuyu, Barth Jacobs was traveling on the B2 route towards Walvis Bay from […]

Bank Windhoek announces new interest rates

In response to the announcement by the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Namibia to decrease the policy rate as announced on 20 March 2020, Bank Windhoek hereby confirms the reduction of its Prime Lending Rate by 1.00% from 10.00% to 9.00%. The Mortgage Lending Rate will decrease from 11.00% to 10.00% The interest […]

Walvis Bay is turning into a dump

Walvis Bay is turning into a dump

Eileen van der Schyff Residents of Walvis Bay, especially those residing in the area of 7th road are disgusted about the state of a certain plot close to their houses. Residents neighboring this plot are fed up of the filth, stench and movement at night going on around their houses. “We as a family we […]

The Lockdown put into perspective

The Lockdown put into perspective

The lockdown put into perspective: the public of Erongo needs to understand the following: This is a partial lockdown. Your risk to contract the Coronavirus (Covid-19) has a direct relation to people movement. If you travel a lot or move around a lot outside the confines of your home, you are more exposed than the […]

How salt keeps our drinking water safe

How salt keeps our drinking water safe

A total of 9 000 tons of bagged salt is shipped from Walvis Bay in the coming days, one of the major and regular bulk export commodities for the port of Walvis Bay. Salt manufactured at Walvis Bay Salt Refiners are exported to various global destinations, including South Africa where it is used among others […]

Spelling Bee with a difference

Spelling Bee with a difference

Rudi Bowe  The International School of Walvis Bay (ISWB) recently made history in hosting a one-of-a-kind Spelling Bee in conjunction with the Portuguese College Camöes Namibia. The Portuguese, Afrikaans and English teachers, in collaboration with the Portuguese community under the leadership of Elizabeth de Brito, invited the only other school in the Circuit who offers […]

Namibia hits eight Coronavirus cases

Namibia hits eight Coronavirus cases

It’s been two weeks since Namibia announced her first two Coronavirus cases on 13 March. On Tuesday we have recorded five more new cases. The number of people infected with Coronavirus has hit seven after five more patients presented symptoms of the fast spreading virus. Dr Kalumbi Shangula, The Minister of Health and Social Services […]

Nampol to disband crowds of more than 50 to combat the spread of COVID-19

Nampol to disband crowds of more than 50 to combat the spread of COVID-19

With members of the public still reluctant and not sticking to restrictions made on gathering of more than fifty people, the Namibian Police (NamPol) will have to introduce strict measures to impose the dispersing of crowds as a degree to contain the further spread of the coronavirus. Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga, The Inspector General of […]