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Kandjoze recognizes challenges in mining sector, lauds Green Building in Swakopmund

Looking back at the past financial year the Ministry of Mines and Energy was faced with various challenges in the Erongo region. Despite, there were some positive developments. This was said by Minister Obeth Kandjoze when he presented his budget speech for the financial year 2017/18 in the National Assembly recently. While Kandjoze reviewed the […]

Taking A Bow

Taking A Bow

When a vessel such as an oil product tanker needs to be repaired, the time taken by the shipyard to complete the project is critical, as every day that it is out of commission could potentially result in substantial lost revenue. Walvis Bay based Elgin Brown & Hamer Namibia (EBHN), the preferred ship repairer on […]

Rubinstein Chess Academy officially launched

Rubinstein Chess Academy officially launched

Rubinstein Chess Academy’s grand opening took place at Cramer Café- FNB Head Office-Independence Avenue, Windhoek on 8 April this year. Different fun filled and interactive activities were lined up for the day, including a few chess exhibitions, information sharing on the wide benefits of chess, free chess lessons and some entertainment for the general public. […]

Change of the Guard at Nampol Erongo

Change of the Guard at Nampol Erongo

Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa, who served as the regional crime investigations coordinator for Erongo, has been transferred to the Oshana region as the new head of police administration. Her position has been filled by Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, who was promoted to that rank on 1 April. The changes in the Namibian police system came […]

Recycling project expands to Swakopmund landfill

Since August 2015 an average of 45.7 tons of rubbish is sorted on a monthly basis at the Swakopmund Recycling Sorting Plant by Rent-A-Drum – that is almost half the amount of material that is recycled on a monthly basis in Windhoek. This statistic was revealed in the Agenda of the recent Town Council meeting. […]

WBPHS “Legends Evening”a huge success

WBPHS “Legends Evening”a huge success

As part of the Walvis Bay Private High School (WBPHS) 4th annual FNB Desert Sport Festival, which concluded on Saturday, an evening of fine wine and dining with rugby giants Bakkies Botha, Schalk Burger Sr, Danie Gerber, Braam van Straaten, former couch Pieter de Villiers and Namibia’s own Jacques Burger was hosted at the Tom […]

Olivier-truck driver faces charge of culpable homicide

Olivier-truck driver faces charge of culpable homicide

The Walvis Bay police confirmed yesterday that the driver of the truck that caused the fatal accident in March in which Walvis Bay businesswoman Mrs Connie Olivier was killed, is investigated for culpable homicide. The docket will be submitted to the Prosecutor-General to consider the merits whether he would be criminally charged, it was explained. […]

Earthquake similar to the East African rift system

The Ministry of Mines and Energy analysed data of the earthquake that struck Botswana on 4 April and has issued an explanation. The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale, was felt in many parts of Southern Africa, including by many residents of the coastal areas of Namibia. According to the […]

Another fatal collision involving a truck on B2

One person died on Thursday evening (6 April) during yet another accident involving a truck on the B2 coastal road. The accident occurred at Vierkantklip between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. The accident almost to the hour occurred three weeks after well-known Walvis Bay businesswoman Connie Olivier was killed when her vehicle slammed into a truck […]

Erongo Marine Enterprises hands over N$210 000 towards hostel repair

Erongo Marine Enterprises hands over N$210 000 towards hostel repair

Erongo Marine Enterprises handed over a cheque of N$210 000 to the Office of the Erongo Regional Governor recently on Friday, the money to be used for the repair and maintenance of several Swakopmund school hostels. Erongo Marine Enterprises pledged the money during the Namibian Newspaper Cup fundraising dinner that was hosted by the Office […]