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Rössmund “golf estate” scandal gets corruption flavour

Swakopmund corporate services general manager, Marco Swartz, is accused of having unduly benefitted from his relationship as senior local authority official with the Developer of the now scandal-ridden Rössmund Golf Estate as well as the Rössmund Golf Course Close Corporation. Legal documents obtained by namib times indicate that during the time Swartz was representing the […]

Renewed criticism of T/Namib after yet another railway crossing accident

Renewed criticism of T/Namib after yet another railway crossing accident

There is no respite in the accident rate at Walvis Bay’s notorious railway crossings. On Wednesday afternoon this light delivery truck was rammed by an oncoming train at the Rikumbi Kandanga railway crossing. train leaving the railway station. Eyewitnesses at the scene said that it seemed like the driver thought he could take a chance […]

This plot was used to hide cannabis parcels

This plot was used to hide cannabis parcels

The Swakopmund Town Council has decided to sell a big property located along the Henties Bay road after the police has deemed it a high-crime area. The triangular erf located diagonally across the Atlantic High School is zoned as a public open space and has been an eyesore due to excessive littering for many years. […]

Firefighters from all over train in Swakopmund

Firefighters from all over train in Swakopmund

20 Firefighters from various local authorities all over Namibia are on a training course at the Swakopmund Fire Brigade until tomorrow. As part of the basic firefighting offered the firemen had to do a search-and-rescue operation in a house yesterday and extinguish an open fire. Some old tyres were set alight on the premises of […]

Construction camps are not for accomodation

Construction camps are not for accomodation

The Swakopmund Town Council has once again reinforced its opinion not to allow staff members to overnight at construction camps which fall under its jurisdiction. Council decided this at the recent meeting after an application was received from the contractor currently upgrading the Swakopmund-Henties Bay-Uis road. The application was received by Zhong Mei Engineering Group […]

Tourism is booming in Namibia

Tourism is booming in Namibia

Political stability, good infrastructure and a safe traveling destination were cited as some of the main strengths of Namibia which ensure “the stars smiling down on the country’s tourism.” This was said in a statement by the Managing Director of the Gondwana Group, Mannfred Goldbeck, who said the Group posted a record 78,56 % monthly […]

Gymnastics Africa Championships

Gymnastics Africa Championships

This past week new African champions have been crowned at the 13th African Championships for Rhythmic Gymnastics, Trampoline, Tumbling and Double mini. The Namibian Gymnastics Federation would like to thank the community of Walvis Bay as well as the gymnastics community at large. We had a total of 7 countries competing for the various titles. […]

Battle heats up over “non-existent” Rössmund Golf Estate

It is no golf estate – it is an ordinary suburb of Swakopmund that happens to be situated next to a golf course – resident The Rössmund suburb of Swakopmund has allegedly been misrepresented as a golf estate to prospective buyers. Furthermore, each of the home owners has notarial bonds against their title deeds in […]

Fisheries Ministry admits assessing Chinese businessman’s request for export of live seals to Asian Aquarium trade

Fisheries Ministry admits assessing Chinese businessman’s request for export of live seals to Asian Aquarium trade

The Fisheries Management Committee of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) is currently reviewing an application by a Chinese company to catch and export live seals for the Asian aquarium trade. This was now confirmed by the spokesperson of the MFMR to namib times. The ministry remains tight-lipped if the company is also […]

Swakopmund to register all Taxis

Swakopmund to register all Taxis

In an attempt to curb crime and reduce illegal activities in Swakopmund, Town Council has decided to mark all Taxis and equip them with a number – similarly to the system already in place in the capital Windhoek. This announcement was made by Mayor Pauline Nashilundo at the recent Council meeting. “The registration and distribution […]