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Flooded with sewerage water

Flooded with sewerage water

Indulge Guesthouse situated in Moses Garoeb street in Swakopmund was flooded with sewage water last weekend. A blocked sewage drain was the cause. The Health Services Department at the Swakopmund Municipality received the complaint from the Manager of Indulge Guest house, Oeloff Henning, and they sent a team to investigate. A report from the department […]

Body of drowning victim not yet recovered – Tourists saved from Omaruru flood

Body of drowning victim not yet recovered – Tourists saved from Omaruru flood

The search for the body of a 19 year-old pupil was still ongoing yesterday after he drowned in a feeder of the Omaruru River on Friday evening. Ronald Tjipundi was crossing the river together with a 17 year-old girl, when he was swept away by the strong current. According to Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa, regional […]

Swakopmund municipality’s solution is to pour sand over the flooded mess

Swakopmund municipality’s solution is to pour sand over the flooded mess

The owner of house number 637 Ochs Street in Tamariskia in Swakomund, Mr Johny Gamatham, says he is desperate for a solution over sewage and rain water which have been frequently flooding his premises from street level. “I have been complaining about the issue to the Swakopmund Municipality but to no avail, I called and […]

The Namib Desert Fat Bike expedition

The Namib Desert Fat Bike expedition

Rudi Bowe A tough but phenomenal experience from Lüderitz to Walvis Bay on fat bikes. Ten cyclists cycled 500km, about 35 hours of cycling time through dunes, on the beach, salt pans, rocks and rugged gravel plains. It was 6 days the ten selected men braved the harsh elements of the Namib Desert. This was […]

Trials and tribulations of the residents of Welwitschia Old Age Home

Eileen van der Schyff Residents of the Welwitschia Old Age Home in Swakopmund, managed by the Ministry of Health and Social Services, are fed up with living in unhygienic living conditions brought on by the failure of the maintenance of the sewage system on the premises. Ruptured potable water pipes, both the main line and […]

“Tamariskians” happy over sewage project

“Tamariskians” happy over sewage project

Residents of Franziska van Neel- and Smith Streets in Swakopmund’s Tamariskia suburb is welcoming the relocating of the sewer system in the area. The sewer system runs through the backyards of these residences. That includes manholes located on properties’ backyards. The municipality of Swakopmund commenced with a civils project in November last year to relocate […]

Walvis Bay’s water supply not in any danger at the moment

Walvis Bay’s water supply not in any danger at the moment

Kuiseb’s flow level dropped significantly in the last 48 hours. No danger to water infrastructure. The Kuiseb River’s flow has significantly dropped in the last 48-hours, thereby eliminating any immediate threat to Walvis Bay’s water supply. Namibia’s water utility, NamWater, confirmed yesterday that the river’s level was at 30cm deep at the Gobabeb Desert Research […]

Thank you Walvis Bay Munipality

Thank you Walvis Bay Munipality

Eileen van der Schyff Langstrand-residents praise the Municipality of Walvis Bay for the rapid response on Wednesday to repair a ruptured mani water line in the suburb’s Kuiseb Avenue. The pipe rupture resulted in tens of thousands of litres of potable water flooding the street… To read more: pick up your copy of the Namib […]

Opinion: World Oceans Day

Opinion:  World Oceans Day

How the Commonwealth Blue Charter is a beacon of hope for the future of ocean governance To mark World Oceans Day on 8 June, Commonwealth Head of Oceans and Natural Resources Dr Nicholas Hardman-Mountford shares how his organisation’s Blue Charter is a beacon of hope for the future of ocean governance. In the depths of […]

Historical discovery

Historical discovery

Train that washed away in 1940 slowly emerges from its sandy time capsule Sharlien Tjambari Soil erosion is exposing an entire train which washed away at Usakos in 1940. The train has been buried for nearly six decades now near a modern railway bridge and two people who were children at the time at Usakos […]

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