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The infamous Cat Tara Rally

The infamous Cat Tara Rally

The tough annual Tara Rally took place on 17/18 November with 17 special stages run in and around Windhoek for the 49th year. Next year the Tara is going to be a big event as it reaches its 50th year since its first event. The Tara Rally is the longest-running international sporting event in Namibia […]

From Harare to Swakopmund: Zimbabweans celebrate the departure of Robert Mugabe

From Harare to Swakopmund: Zimbabweans celebrate the departure of Robert Mugabe

Zimbabweans living in Swakopmund joined their fellow countrymen on Tuesday evening and celebrated the end of President Robert Mugabe’s 37-year long rule. “We are really happy. We’re excited, overwhelmed…”, said Karen to namib times on Wednesday. namib times visited the arts and crafts traders operating at Kavita Park, where about a dozen Zimbabweans sell their […]

End of the road for Eclipse, Paradise and former Little Foot buildings

The old Eclipse and Paradise buildings, located on erf 3777 sandwiched between Mandume Ya Ndemufayo Street and Theo Ben Gurirab Avenue in Swakopmund, were demolished. The unoccupied buildings were home to vagrants and the community believed it to be the hideout for criminals. The buildings were also dilapidated and unsightly. The demolition of these buildings […]

Walvis Bay resident charged for murder after deadly bar brawl

The 26-year-old, Sylvester Duiker, a Walvis Bay resident accused of causing the death of Sebulon Handjamba (25) during a brawl outside a local club in the harbour town in the early hours of Sunday 12 November this year was granted bail. He appeared in the Walvis Bay magistrates court for his bail application. The incident […]

Technicalities delay continuation of Dippenaar trial

Technicalities delay continuation of Dippenaar trial

The murder trial against Jandré Dippenaar, who is accused of having caused a horrific motor vehicle collision on 29 December 2014 on the Henties Bay road, which claimed the lives of six people, resumed only yesterday afternoon, after the matter was remanded on Tuesday and Wednesday due to “technicalities” with an expert witness report. The […]

FIFA pleased with School’s project progress

Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA)’s Design Consultant, Dr Ian McClements was in Namibia recently to assess progress made on the development and rehabilitation of sports fields in the Khomas and Ohangwena Regions which were commissioned in February this year. Dr McClements’ who works for Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI), a company that deals with […]

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. * 25 Nov: Vlooimark aangebied deur Gereformeerde Kerk by MOTH’s terrein regoor Woermann&Brock. Kontak S Vermaak tel 202020. *  26 Nov: Lagoon Park Family Christmas […]

Namport welcomes “Giraffe” in port of Walvis Bay

Namport welcomes “Giraffe” in port of Walvis Bay

Namport’s newly built tug, Onduli (the name meaning Giraffe in the Oshiwambo language), arrived in the port of Walvis Bay from a shipyard in Spain where she was custom built for the Port Authority at a price tag of N$60 million. Onduli is officially now the biggest and strongest tug in Namport’s arsenal. The vessel […]

Erongo RED commissions hi-tech Walvis Bay intake-substation

Erongo RED commissions hi-tech Walvis Bay intake-substation

Bulk electricity supply to Walvis Bay now of a world class standard Regional electricty distributing company, Erongo RED commissioned its new intake-substation at Walvis Bay on Friday, a project described proudly by the company as the “biggest project to date”. The new intake-substation is a state of the art facility that was manufactured by ABB […]

Minister Shaningwa approves new height restrictions in Swakopmund

The new Swakopmund Town Planning Amendment Scheme No. 61 was published in the Government Gazette on Wednesday (15 November), after the Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Sophia Shaningwa, approved the scheme in October. It is now law. The new scheme includes drastic changes to building heights and bulk developments all over town. It paves […]