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LGBTIQ march in Swakopmund

LGBTIQ march in Swakopmund

About 50 people participated in this year’s “Swakopmund Pride” parade on Saturday. It was the second parade organized by Our-Right Namibia (ORN) in the country, the theme being: “#WeAreOne.” The ORN Campaign aims to celebrate the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTIQ+) persons living in Namibia. The march started at the Shoprite […]

1820 children don’t have place for Grade 1 in Walvis Bay and Swakopmund for 2018

The placement of Grade 1 learners in schools in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay has become a challenge for the Ministry of Education Arts and Culture. Next year, a total of 1820 learners will not have place in primary schools to start their school careers in either Swakopmund or Walvis Bay. This very cumbersome figure was […]

66-year-old rescued after spending 80 hours in the desert

An elderly lady residing in Mondesa in Swakopmund, who went missing for more than three days in the desert, was saved by mere chance on Friday afternoon. A Swakopmund resident, who went for a run in the desert, found the severely dehydrated, 66-year-old Elisabeth Katamila. According to Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, police regional crime investigations […]

Woman missing for more than a week

The family members of 50-year-old Adolfine Nuwuses are still frantically in search of the woman, who has been missing since Saturday, 2 December, when she left her home in the Ozondjie suburb of Omaruru and hasn’t been seen since. Nuwuses was last seen leaving her home in the company of a man known as Absalom […]

Accidents over the weekend

Accidents over the weekend

An SUV vehicle carrying 2 people veered off the road and over-turned on the MR44 route (road behind the dunes) early Saturday morning. It seems as the wet road conditions at the time of the incident contributed to the driver losing control. Fortunately, both occupants sustained less serious and minor injuries. Another incident reported on […]

Home Affairs an embarrassment to Namibia: Three foreigners win domicile legal battle in High Court

After a lengthy legal battle, two Swakopmund residents who moved to Namibia from Germany close to ten years ago, finally received domicile-status in Namibia. That is thanks to a High Court battle the couple won against the Ministry of Home Affairs over the issue of domicile and the subsequent difficulty to obtain work- or residence […]

Likius Nande Open Champion for 2017

Likius Nande Open Champion for 2017

The Rossmund Golf Course played host over the weekend to the 2017 Distell Rossmund Open Championship as expected the weather conditions were just perfect and the course especially the greens were in an excellent condition. The tournament this year attracted a much smaller field of golfers than anticipated – this was mainly due to our […]

Coming events for coastal towns

WALVIS BAY * Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Book Exchange at the Mission to Seafarers. All Welcome. * Every Tuesday: Blood clinic (NAMBTS) at Welwitschia Hospital next to indoor pool. * 17 Dec: Christmas Carols Service at the Mission to Seafarers at 18h00. Everybody is welcome to join us. ***************   SWAKOPMUND * Bridge: The […]

“Eyes in the sky” watching for illegal activity along the coast

“Eyes in the sky” watching for illegal activity along the coast

Illegal hunters, poachers and thieves beware – the non-profit organisation Intelligence Support Against Poaching (ISAP) will conduct daily aerial patrols along the Namibian coastline this festive season and report any activities harmful to the environment. Operation Protector officially commenced on 1 December and will last at least until 15 January. ISAP will be working in […]

B2 coastal road off limits to trucks

Goods vehicles (light and heavy trucks) weighing more than five tons will not be allowed to travel on the B2 coastal road between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay from 12 December 2017 to 19 January 2018. The Ministry of Works and Transport imposes this restriction every year in the interest of road safety during the festive […]

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