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Chaka Chaka to launch Kulila song

Chaka Chaka to launch Kulila song

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, will be in Walvis Bay to launch the “Kulila” song single and video featuring Namibian music composer, Gerson ‘Dollar’ Mwatile and the Sunshine Centre children’s choir. The renowned world-class performer will grace the stage tonight at the Advocacy, Partnership and Resource Mobilisation fundraising gala event, to launch the much […]

Bonus Marktplatz gets a huge 1.5 ton clock tower

Bonus Marktplatz gets a huge 1.5 ton clock tower

The newly-modernised Bonus Marktplatz development, which will soon be re-opening in Swakopmund, is now home to a massive clock tower. The clock tower was put into its place on the corner structure of Bonus Marktplatz on Tuesday. It was spectacular to see the skill with which a crane driver placed the clock tower on the […]

Warning: Mussels contain high DSP levels

Warning: Mussels contain high DSP levels

Residents along the coast are warned to not harvest or eat any mussels from the Walvis Bay Aquaculture Production Area, as samples from the area revealed high levels of Diarrheic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP). The situation was determined during routine sampling and testing by the Namibian Standards Institution (Nsi). In a press release issued on Tuesday, […]

Erongo school principals bid farewell to Olivier

Erongo school principals bid farewell to Olivier

On Tuesday principals of the Erongo region said their goodbyes to Mr Ernest Olivier, the Inspector of Education in the Swakopmund Circuit, as he steps into retirement. The farewell function was held at Henties Bay. Olivier has been in the education sector since 1981, clocking 36 years. Olivier, who celebrated his 60th birthday last week, […]

Namibia’s maiden Open Water Swimmer at World championship

Namibia’s maiden Open Water Swimmer at World championship

Four times OTB Pupkewitz Jetty Mile winner, Phillip Seidler, long distance swimmer and surfer from Swakopmund competed at the 17th Final Senior World Championship on the 15th July in Hungary. After competing at the SA National OWS (open water swim) in March, he qualified for the 5km event for the Senior Open Water Swim World […]

Skraal kans dat N$1500 hengelpermit vir eers op die ys geplaas word

Teen druktyd gistermiddag was daar ‘n skraal kans dat die Minister van Seevisserye en Mariene Hulpbronne die tarief van N$1500 per hengelpermit per maand vir eers op die ys gaan plaas. Die tarief van N$14 per permit per maand en N$168 vir ‘n jaarpermit sal dan vir ‘n onbepaalde tydperk geld. Vir eers, todat die […]

Mid-water trawl fishery hit by massive increase in levies

Mid-water trawl fishery hit by massive increase in levies

Namibia’s midwater trawl fishing sector has been dealt a potentially disastrous blow with increases on average of 391 % and 692 % on levies per ton of fish landed and levies on quotas. The industry is gravely concerned that these levies would lead to financial ruin, particularly for newcomer operators in the horse mackerel sector. […]

Pension increase as from August

Pension increase as from August

The Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare announced the social grants paid to registered pensioners and persons living with disabilities will be increased from N$1 100 to N$1 200 monthly. The increase takes effect as from August. The increase is backdated to April meaning pensioners will receive an extra N$400 on the N$1200 pension […]

Young man commits suicide

Young man commits suicide

The community of Walvis Bay is shocked by the news of the suicide by hanging of 24-year old Hugo Dreyer yesterday. Dreyer ended his life in his own apartment which is situated on the same premises of his employer in the light industrial area. He did not turn up for work yesterday morning. His father […]

The search for Husab robbers continues

The search for Husab robbers continues

The search for two former employees of the Husab Mine who are suspects in a robbery of the mine’s paymaster last week is still ongoing. The search for the two suspects is still ongoing as NamPol have not yet apprehended or manage to catch the suspects. The police declined a request last week from namib […]