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DTA’s Venaani accused of politically exploiting “fired” fishermen

DTA’s Venaani accused of politically exploiting “fired” fishermen

The Confederation of Namibian Fishing Associations expressed disappointment on Wednesday in the approach taken by DTA leader, McHenry Venaani, whom it says is politically exploiting the situation of some 1500 fishermen who lost their jobs in recent months over an illegal strike. Venaani last week in Walvis Bay threatened to mobilise a nation-wide unemployment march […]

Famed Namibian artist Koos van Ellinckhuijzen passes on at age 73

Famed Namibian artist Koos van Ellinckhuijzen passes on at age 73

The world-renowned artist Jacobus Johannes “Koos” van Ellinckhuijzen (pictured) passed away in Swakopmund on Tuesday at the age of 73. Van Ellinckhuijzen was initially admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke. He passed away in the morning in the Prinzessin Rupprecht Heim. Van Ellinckhuijzen was born on September 20 1942 in Pretoria. He moved to […]

NCCI Swakopmund hosts Sven Thieme

NCCI Swakopmund hosts Sven Thieme

The Swakopmund branch of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) hosted a breakfast meeting at Strand Hotel Swakopmund yesterday with Mr Sven Thieme, President of NCCI and Executive Chairperson of Ohlthaver & List (O&L). The main focus of the meeting was on innovation as the key to success and sustainability. “We, as the […]

Public has till 25 November to hand in unlicensed firearms and ammunition without having to fear prosecution

The regional command of the Namibian Police in Erongo this week called upon and encouraged all inhabitants of the Region to make use of the amnesty period to hand in unlicensed firearms and ammunition at the station commander of their nearest police station, without having to fear prosecution. The amnesty period commenced on 25 August […]

Fishing rights and quotas no more for quick profits but for real benefit to country

Fishing rights and quotas no more for quick profits but for real benefit to country

Shareholding by workers in fishing companies, the number of jobs created by a business unit in the fishing industry, value adding to fish and the creation of higher quality jobs will soon become criteria to determine and allocate fishing rights. Gone are the days too, where fishing rights are allocated to individuals, as opposed to […]

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 […]