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Open the taps

Regional Governor urges local authorities to restore water supply to households cut off due to non-payment of accounts The Governor of Erongo, Clr Cleophas Mutjavikua, on Friday called upon all local authorities in the Erongo Region to restore water supply to households where water supply was cut off due to payments in arrears. The Governor […]

“We have a President”

“We have a President”

President Hage Geingob was inaugurated into his second and last term as Head of State of the Republic of Namibia on Saturday. The event was somewhat different this year. There was no independence celebrations due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the state of emergency imposed on Namibia which bans the congregation of more than fifty […]

President Geingob: Covid-19 is a “monumental challenge”

Estelle de Bruyn The global outbreak of Covid-19 is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. This stern warning came from Pres. Hage Geingob, when he was sworn in for his second term of office as head of state on Saturday. “In the face of this pandemic, we are even more appreciative of […]

Waterfront falls silent

Waterfront falls silent

The Walvis Bay Waterfront has gone quiet since Namibia stopped all flights to and from the country as part of a response to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Tourism businesses and the accommodation industry are hardest hit, as they have bookings for the weeks and months ahead, but these people cannot travel to […]

Romanian Couple recovers from Coronavirus

The Romanian couple that was Namibia’s first Coronavirus cases has recovered and arrangements are made for their return to their homeland, the Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula says. Namibia has three people who tested positive so far for the Coronavirus (Covid-19), thereby bringing to one the person still in recovery. Whilst […]

Swakopmund prepared to respond to Covid-19

Estelle de Bruyn Shortly after the first cases of Covid-19 infection were announced in Namibia, the Swakopmund city council together with the management team met with a medical expert, to plan council’s response to Covid-19 (Corona virus). As a result a comprehensive Covid-19 plan of action was formulated, based on the national directives issued by […]

Swakopmund planning ahead

Swakopmund planning ahead

Aims to be Namibia’s first smart City Estelle de Bruyn A long term future plan for the development of Swakopmund will be finalised by July 2020. This comes after the city council commissioned a private firm of town planners to assist council in coming up with the best outcomes for local residents and businesses for […]

Corona Care Campaign

Corona Care Campaign

Whether you have the money, the equipment, the skill or the time to volunteer: we as coastal residents and local businesses now have the opportunity to strike first to reduce the danger of the Covid-19 virus spreading in our country or in the Erongo Region. Thanks to a coordinated approach by the Welwitschia Hospital at […]

Port bans all face-to-face Port meetings!

Namport called off all face-to-face Port meetings until further notice. This decision went into effect on 17 March. All clients are urged to submit all relevant documentation via email to berthplanning@namport.com.na and portc@namport.com.na, for planning purposes and a.egumbo@namport.com.na for operational purposes. To read more: pick up your copy of the Namib Times at any retail […]

President’s 2nd term inauguration to be “low key” gathering

President’s 2nd term inauguration to be “low key” gathering

Estelle de Bruyn Several heads of state of neighbouring countries will be in attendance Saturday when Pres. Hage Geingob is sworn in as head of state at State House. It would be Dr. Geingob’s second term in office. With the cancellation of the Independence Day celebrations at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek, where the president […]