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Chinese national arrested with rhino horns pleads guilty

One of the three Chinese nationals caught with rhino horns and a leopard skin stashed in their luggage at Hosea Kutako International Airport pleaded guilty on Wednesday to two of the main charges levelled against him. The three men were arrested by members of the Namibian Police Force’s (NamPol) Protected Wildlife Resources Unit while they […]

Man in court for perjury – after ‘stealing his own bed’

  Festus Tjiuorokiza (32) made his first appearance in the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s court yesterday for opening false cases to the police, and lying under oath. The police have opened a case of perjury against Tjiuorokiza for making false statements and opening false cases, after he had filed a case claiming someone had stolen his […]

Swapo vs Affirmative Repositioning Movement

  Mr Philipus Heita, the Swapo Regional coordinator and Deputy Secretary for Security and Safety in the Erongo Region, yesterday stressed that anybody who are associated (part of) the Affirmative Repositioning (AR) cannot be a member of the Swapo Party, as they do not share the same aim and objectives. Heita made this remark at […]

Ocean Key – construction to commence soon

Ocean Key – construction to commence soon

After construction on the controversial Ocean Key luxury penthouse complex at Langstrand was stalled since the end of last year, all indications are that construction will start again, soon. A spokesperson at the Municipality of Walvis Bay confirmed that they were informed that the project will go ahead, but could not say what the reason […]

Salt-strike successfully mediated

Salt-strike successfully mediated

Intervention from the Erongo Governor, Cleophas Mutjavikua and also President Hage Geingob, saw the four week long strike at Walvis Bay Salt Holdings come to an end this week, after the workers and company managed to reach an amicable agreement. Both the company and the employees’ bargaining unit, the Mine Workers Union of Namibia (MUN), […]

“Spilling a Wake-up Call “- Pohamba Shifeta

“Spilling a Wake-up Call “- Pohamba Shifeta

The recent spilling of sulphuric acid after a train derailed near Walvis Bay is forcing the environment ministry to re-examine the rail transportation of dangerous substances. A TransNamib train transporting 900 tonnes of sulphuric acid for the Rössing mine derailed and overturned within the protected area of the Dorob National Park near the coastal town […]

Land grabbing called off

Land grabbing called off

“We’ll not be occupying land on 31 July 2015. We’ll be clearing land on which our homes will be built,” the AR movement officially informed their followers via social media, over the weekend.  The threat of illegal land grabbing was successfully averted, when President Hage Geingob took the bull by the horns and reached an […]

Talented Nepolo wins Gold at Science Fair

  Outspoken and extremely talented 19-year-old Nepolo Silvanus from Kuisebmond Secondary School has proven there is a fine line between science and fashion, when he won a gold medal at the Regional Science Fair last week Thursday, with a dress and handbag he made, using sweets wrappings. The gold medal was awarded in the “environmental […]

Namibian Doyenne of Arts and Culture Honoured

Retha-Louise  Malherbe Hofmeyr, who has been Director of Arts, at the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture for more than 2 decades, and who has been a Walvis Bay inhabitant periodically for years, received a very special award from the French Government in Windhoek the past week. It was the second time that the French […]

Three People and a Pride of Lions

When Will and Lianne Steenkamp saw how many people have come to watch their   documentary about the Desert Lions of Namibia, they were overwhelmed. Many who came to see the film, eventually had to go home empty-handed, because the event was sold out. It was a privilege to be part of the crowd Saturday, and […]