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Face to Face resumption of school

Face to Face resumption of school

Rudi Bowe The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture is cognizant of the current situation in the country with the increase of Covid-19 infections and the impact it has nationally. The Minister of Education, Ester Nghipondoka announced on Monday, 4 January 2021, new proposed dates for the resumption of all schools in the country. The […]

Stop the shaving of our palm trees

Stop the shaving of our palm trees

Eileen van der Schyff The shaving of our palm trees might look fashionable to some, but not only does it strip away the natural beauty of the environment, this “fashionable” practice also destroys the habitat of Palm Swifts (mainly found inland), doves, rock pigeons, sparrows finches and wagtails and leaves the palms vulnerable. The old […]

Germany supports the Namibian Government in its endeavor to ensure business continuity and economic r3evival of SMEs

Germany supports the Namibian Government in its endeavor to ensure business continuity  and economic r3evival of SMEs

On 17 December 2020, a loan agreement between the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) and the Development Bank of Germany (KfW) had been signed. KfW provides refinancing for DBN’s non-agricultural small business loan scheme which forms an integral part of Ministry of Finance “Economic Stimulus and Relief Package to Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19”. The […]

Celebrating an undying camaradie

Celebrating an undying camaradie

The Walvis Bay Dialysis Center (WBDC) opened doors to its first patients on 7 December 2020. WBDC now provides life-saving dialysis therapy to local patients, who previously had to travel to other centers to have their healthcare needs met. The center is dedicated to serving all patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, as well as […]

2021 National Cancer Outreach Program

The Cancer Association of Namibia (WO30) is pleased to resume clinical services and invite our communities as follow. “We cannot allow another year of Covid-19 to keep us from our mission to fight cancer in Namibia. We lost an entire year of outreaches and clinics in rural Namibia. Therefore, we ask and expect Namibians to […]

A new home for Christmas

A new home for Christmas

Rudi Bowe A German-based, non-profit, and non-governmental association Pallium – Research and Aid for Social Projects recently handed over a house to Magrietha Salon (Maggie) and her fifteen foster children in the DRC informal settlement, Swakopmund. Swakopmund resident Johan Kruger, who runs a small aid initiative, and businessman Johan Kotze a tours and transport operator) […]

Only we can make the difference…

Only we can make the difference…

Covid-19 in 2021 The rascal of the calendar, also known as Year 2020, is in its final days. Tens of thousands of people at the coast are ready to settle into the festive mood. Quality time with family and friends. Time to spend lazy hours along the beach, at camping spots or just relax at […]

Community mourns Paul van der Merwe

Community mourns Paul van der Merwe

Walvis Bay mourns the passing of Mr Paul van der Merwe, one of the country’s leading diving services operators and ship salvage expert. The late Mr van der Merwe has been battling ill health for several years, and passed away in his sleep at his residence in 5th Street on Tuesday afternoon.

Two more in the dock for Fishrot scandal

Two more in the dock for Fishrot scandal

Two accused have been added to the current line-up of Fishrot accused. Otneel Shuudifonya and Phillipus Mwapopi arrived at the offices of the Anti-Corruption Commission in Windhoek on Tuesday, accompanied by their lawyer Milton Engelbrecht. Warrants of arrest have been issued several days ago. Shuudifonya works for the Otjozondjupa Regional Council and Mwapopi is employed […]

Erongo remains second worst hit Region

Erongo remains second worst hit Region

Covid-19: Situation remains critical Namibia reported 330 new Covid-19 confirmed cases in a 24-hour period between Monday and Tuesday. Despite recording only 20 new cases from this total figures, Erongo Region is the second worst hit region with 326 cases the past week alone. Inhabitants and visitors in Erongo are cautioned that Covid-19 infection is […]