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Nuclear energy here to stay – Deputy Minister Kornelia Shilunga

Although public opinion turned against nuclear power generation in the wake of the 2012 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan after a devastating tsunami, nuclear power generation will remain the most viable option to maintain baseload electricity generation. The world opinion is in favour of alternative energies like solar- and wind power generation, but it cannot […]

Angling permits will cost us more – however within reason

Angling permits will cost us more – however within reason

Recreational fishermen can breathe a sigh of relief. Even if the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources decide in the foreseeable future to increase the levy for angling permits, it would not be draconian.   On 1 August this year, the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources implemented a more than N$10 000 % increase […]

Photo Studio Behrens bows out

Photo Studio Behrens bows out

Swakopmund’s well-known dealer in camera equipment and photo-printing, Photo Studio Behrens, has closed down at the end of August. The owner, Harold Kaitjirokere, will continue the business on a smaller scale from home.   “It is with a sore heart that we have taken the decision”, said Harold Kaitjirokere to namib times. Kaitjirokere will continue […]

Dunes Mall will not deprive the cbd of shops

Dunes Mall will not deprive the cbd of shops

With the exception of Woolworths and Spur, all of the transnational retailers setting up shop in the new Dunes Mall in Walvis Bay will continue their existing business operations in the central business district (cbd) of the harbour town. This lays to rest concerns that large swaths of commercial floor space will lay vacant in […]

The world’s largest seismic ship calls at Walvis Bay

The world’s largest seismic ship calls at Walvis Bay

The largest seismic vessel in the world, Ramform Atlas, arrives off Walvis Bay today and will be alongside at berths 7 and 8 on Monday. Ramform Atlas is not only the largest seismic vessel in the world, but also has a very unique, delta-shaped hull. The hull design makes her the most efficient seismic vessel […]

Hangana Hake Run & Ride 2017 – the last stretch

Hangana Hake Run & Ride 2017 – the last stretch

Nedbank has recently made a donation towards the Hangana Hake Run & Ride to ensure its involvement as sponsor in this very important coastal sporting event, which also incorporates the Walvisfees on the weekend of 6 and 7 October in Walvis Bay. Today marks the registration cut-off date for this year’s Hangana Hake Run & […]

Night out ends in this

Night out ends in this

A group of young men’s night out ended on a low note at around 06:00 on Saturday when the driver overturned the vehicle in Paul Vincent Street in the lagoon area. They tried to get the vehicle back on its wheels in an attempt to get away from the scene, but the vehicle was unmovable. […]

G4S patrolman assists alleged drunken driver to leave the scene

G4S patrolman assists alleged drunken driver to leave the scene

An armed response officer of G4S Securicor allegedly assisted a suspected drunk driver to make his escape from a vehicle accident scene in Walvis Bay’s Sam Nujoma Avenue on Saturday morning. A white BMW slammed into two lamp posts at around 04:30 on Saturday, on the intersection of Sam Nujoma Avenue and 8th Road. Residents […]

African Vocals donate over N$30 000 to charity organisations

African Vocals donate over N$30 000 to charity organisations

The African Vocals, acappella group, donated a total of N$33 500 to two charity organisations in Swakopmund recently. The handover of the cheques took place at Mondesa Youth Opportunities. The group hosted concerts during a country tours in Germany and spent 30 days doing what they love: singing. African Vocals donated a total of N$20 […]

Road contractor UNIK may now accommodate road building workers at construction site

The Swakopmund town council has decided to rescind an earlier decision it took to deny UNIK Construction Engineering Namibia the right to house workers at its construction camp. UNIK is a partly-Chinese road construction consortium, constructing the new dual carriage way east of the dune belt between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. Its construction camp is […]