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7th Degree Black Belt (DAN) for sensei Carl vd Merwe

7th Degree Black Belt (DAN) for sensei Carl vd Merwe

Carl successfully completed the grading test in front of a grading panel headed by Higaonna Morio Sensei, 10th Degree Black Belt and Sensei Bakkies Laubscher, 9th Degree Black Belt. These two Grand Masters have a combined 120 years of karate training between them. Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate Namibia is very proud to announce that the Chief […]

NASA “spy planes” touch down at Walvis Bay Airport on science mission

Two planes of the The United States of America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) touched down at the Walvis Bay International Airport last week to utilize the airport as a base until the end of September for very unique flight missions over the South East Atlantic. Off the coast of Namibia for several months […]

South Africa’s economic sneeze likely to give Namibia the same flu

The South African economy is bordering on a recession which will in all likelihood impact Namibia negatively as well. This was said yesterday by Minister of Finance, Calle Schlettwein in Swakopmund during his keynote address while opening the annual conference of the Organisation Of Eastern & Southern African Insurers (OESAI). While Schlettwein addressed more than […]

Chinese businessman wants to capture Namibian dolphins, killer whales and penguins for Asian aquarium trade

Marine environmentalists are up in arms after it emerged that a Chinese business-man has high hopes to capture live marine mammals off the Namibian coast, destined for the Asian aquarium trade. According to confidential sources the animals in question include penguins, bottlenose dolphins, seals and even killer whales. Various sources confirmed to namib times yesterday […]

High swell lead to some damage at Swakopmund

High swell lead to some damage at Swakopmund

The exceptionally high swell on Friday last week left some scars along some popular beach spots. A winter storm coupled with the new moon led to a maximum wave height of up to 4.5 metres, reports indicated. While only minor damages were reported, the most hard-hit spot was once again the Tiger Reef Beach Bar […]

Fuel prices drop by midnight

Fuel prices drop by midnight

Fuel prices in Namibia is set for a major drop at one minute past midnight tomorrow (Wednesday 7 September), providing some relief to the Namibian consumer. Petrol drops with 46 cents per litre, which means the revised price would be N$10-48. Diesel 500 ppm drops by 34 cents to N$10,28 per litre and 50 ppm […]

DTA joins the fry in growing unemployment discontent

Official opposition party DTA of Namibia attempts to spearhead a nationwide unemployment strike soon, as an ultimatum and demand for the reinstatement of over 1000 fishermen who were fired after their participation in an illegal strike 11 months ago at Walvis Bay. The fishermen officially downed tools in November 2015, demanding increases in their basic […]

Toks & Tjops op Swakopmund

Die gewilde Suid-Afrikaanse informele rugby kletsprogram, “Toks en Tjops”, het Donderdagaand ”n ‘n regstreekse uitsending by die Strandhotel op Swakopmud hou. Die program was oor die DStv kanaal, Kyknet, uitgesaai en sal ook vir GOtv intekenaars beskikbaar wees. “Toks en Tjops“ is ‘n kletsprogram waarin voormalige SA-rugbysterre, Toks van der Linde en Breyton Paulse en […]

Senior immigration officer suspended at Walvis Bay for work visa irregularities

Senior immigration officer suspended at Walvis Bay for work visa irregularities

A senior immigration officer of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration in Walvis Bay was suspended from certain duties on 23 August, after gross irregularities were discovered with the issuing of at least two work visas for South Africans. The official is not allowed to stamp work visas any more, as in one instance […]

Need for desalination no more debatable – water shortage for coast grows rapidly

Need for desalination no more debatable – water shortage for coast grows rapidly

During the information sharing and consultative meeting about the water supply to the coastal areas of Namibia with stakeholders in Swakopmund yesterday, the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Mr John Mutorwa, made it clear that the national water utility Namwater is running out of sufficient water for the central coastal region. The only future […]