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Classic ship to call

Classic ship to call

The world’s oldest full rigged tall ship, Sørlandet, is scheduled to call at Walvis Bay on 5 January next year. The vessel is a Norwegian heritage tall ship and was launched in 1927. The ship’s main purpose is to sail the world’s oceans and invite young people on board to learn the art of sailing […]

Breakthrough: Four arrested after targeting tourist vehicle

Breakthrough: Four arrested after targeting tourist vehicle

Eileen van der Schyff Four suspects were nabbed in Walvis Bay on Saturday, shortly after they broke into a locked car of a South African tourist at the lagoon. The thugs were fleeing the scene in a black Golf GTI with a Windhoek registration mark. In fact, the vehicle is registered in the name of […]

Injured whale

Injured whale

An injured whale, presumed to be a Humpback, was spotted at the Walvis Bay fishing harbour yesterday. The whale was swimming near the Tunacor quay and was also spotted at the quay of the former United Fishing.   Stranded whale dies An Eight meters long humpback whale that stranded recently at Solitude, north of Henties […]

Don’t confuse a social grant with a pension – SASSA

Don’t confuse a social grant with a pension – SASSA

Some 900 people in Walvis Bay are affected by a decision of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) not to pay monthly South African social grants any more to South Africans living in Walvis Bay (and for that matter Namibia). People were informed accordingly during a public meeting on Wednesday at the Walvis Bay […]

Kraatz Takes in More Nimt Students

Kraatz Takes in More Nimt Students

The Internship program by Kraatz – a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group – is still going strong with more students from the Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT) taken under its wing, in aid of developing their knowledge and skills, and preparing them for the real-world working environment. According to the […]

South Africa’s new visa rules – here’s everything you need to know

South Africa’s new visa rules – here’s everything you need to know

South Africa’s government will overhaul its visa rules by the end of next month to promote tourism and make it easier to do business, as part of a package of measures aimed at reviving an economy that’s mired in recession. Minors who are foreign nationals will no longer require a copy of their birth certificate […]

Gaub accidents

Gaub accidents

Two vehicle accidents occurred almost simultaneous on the bridge in the Gaub over the weekend. Five young Dutch tourists had a lucky escape when their 4×4 drive d/cab pick-up (with trailer) struck the safety barrier on the low-water bridge in the Gaub Pass over the weekend. The pick-up veered of the bridge and overturned. Two […]

Fatal accident at Vierkantklip

Fatal accident at Vierkantklip

Eileen van der Schyff The driver of a Quantum died on the spot-on Saturday morning when he lost control over the vehicle whilst overtaking. The Quantum hit an oncoming Isuzu pick-up on the driver side and then ploughed head-on into a Toyota Hilux double cab. The accident occurred at around 06:00. Both passengers of the […]

NO MORE: Gender based Violence and learner pregnancies in Namibia

NO MORE: Gender based Violence and learner pregnancies in Namibia

The launch of the Regional office will be taking place at the Multi- Purpose Centre Youth Centre, Walvis Bay, on 18 October at 14:00.   REGAIN TRUST in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung will be launching a regional office in the Erongo Region. The Launch of the regional office will coincide with a Public Dialogue with […]

9 200 tons of wheat and 33 000 tons of coal offloaded

9 200 tons of wheat and 33 000 tons of coal offloaded

The bulk carrier African Lily discharges 9 200 tons of wheat at the bulk terminal in the port of Walvis Bay today. Namibia relies on bulk wheat imports. The wheat is value added locally into several consumer food items. Apart from the wheat, the bulk carrier Paolo U is also expected alongside this week to […]

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