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Swakopmund uses about 25 million shopping bags annually

Swakopmund uses about 25 million shopping bags annually

An estimated 25 million plastic shopping bags are used by consumers in Swakopmund annually – most end up on the landfill. In an effort to reduce this immense waste the town council is preparing a levy system whereby retailers charge a levy to shoppers for plastic bags. The income generated from the levies is earmarked […]

Technology advances require from Namibians to re-skill and upskill

Namibia’s dropped by six places on the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report (2017-2018) from 84th place to 90th place [out of 137 countries). The lower a country scores out of 137, the better that country’s business climate. According to the Managing Director of the Namibia Ports Authority, Mr Bisey Uirab, who made mention of […]

Namport rewards to clients

Namport rewards to clients

Namport hosted it’s Annual Port Users Luncheon on Thursday afternoon to show appreciation to their loyal clients, with Dirk Hoffman, Managing Director of Safmarine as guest speaker.   The luncheon, which is hosted yearly, was held earlier this year ahead of the busy time of the year as the company is currently in the process […]

Classic Safari participant is tragically killed

Classic Safari participant is tragically killed

Not long after participants of the 6th Classic Safari Challenge gracefully passed through Walvis Bay with their historic, vintage cars on Friday afternoon on route during their mammoth drive across the continent, news was received of the passing of competitor Jan Hradecky following an accident on the C14 route at the Gaub Pass. There were […]

Strand Hotel celebrates 2nd birthday

Strand Hotel celebrates 2nd birthday

An afternoon to remember: The Strand Hotel celebrated its 2nd birthday on Monday, 9 October. “Thank you for sticking with us”, proclaimed Strand Hotel General Manager Lance Hurly during the celebrations.   Many Swakopmund residents were part of the birthday celebrations, including Mayor Pauline Nashilundo and former Strand Hotel Manager Hilmar Tonnemacher. “The history of […]

NIMT offers “struggle kids” a new lease on life

NIMT offers “struggle kids” a new lease on life

Thanks to the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT) about 240 struggle kids have opportunities to further their skills. They now have prospects of landing a job and to start a career. Currently there are 62 struggle kids enrolled at various NIMT campuses. “I decided that something must be done after I read an […]

Strongman at Walvisfees

Strongman at Walvisfees

The annual strongman competition at the Walvisfees has not only become a tradition, but is also a highlight. The competition is sponsored by Wynand Theron of the Muscle Shop. This year six women took part in the competition and the winners are: Angelique de Klerk, Esmerelda Dames and Dunja Pritzen. The senior men’s winners were: […]

Shark attack in Namibia now recognised by international body

Shark attack in Namibia now recognised by international body

Namibia has its first official shark attack incident entered into the database of the International Shark Attack File (ISAF).   Three years ago, Windhoek resident Jan Sieber was windsurfing at the Walvis Bay speed strip when he was bitten in the right foot by a shark. After a lengthy operation he made a full recovery. […]

Swaitex in full swing

The 2017 Swakopmund International Trade Expo (SWAITEX) commenced at the Dome in Swakopmund on Wednesday. With this year’s theme, “Embracing Innovation and Technology”, SWAITEX aims at providing businesses and the community with an opportunity to showcase their products and services.   Namibia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, opened […]

Remains of soldiers exhumed

Remains of soldiers exhumed

The remains of eight South African and four British sol-diers were exhumed at Walvis Bay’s Mulderene cemetery this week and are due for reburial in the Swakopmund municipal cemetery’s acre of the war-dead on 12 November this year. The death of these soldiers occurred during the Second World War in the Walvis Bay area and […]

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