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Youth Development Policy launched

Youth Development Policy launched

While Namibia’s countrywide unemployment rate stands at 29.6% (2014 study) the situation in Swakopmund is much worse: 65% of the youth is unemployed. This figure was revealed yesterday and forms part of the reason why Swakopmund developed a Youth Development Policy and Strategy. “Namibia, like many of its neighbours, faces many challenges varying from unemployment, […]

Karate world champs in Swakopmund

Karate world champs in Swakopmund

History will be made this weekend when the Namibia Shotokan Karate Academy will host the 8th JSKA World Karate Championships at the Dome in Swakopmund. An estimated 370 athletes from 14 countries will participate in the prestigious event with a new world champion to be determined in the end. The Dome in Swakopmund indeed is […]

Two plead guilty after caught with 60 illegally harvested rock lobster

Two plead guilty after caught with 60 illegally harvested rock lobster

Fishing Inspectors, private investigators and members of the Swakopmund neighbourhood watch made a break-through in the illegal rock lobster trade over the weekend after arresting two residents who illegally harvested 60 rock lobsters – even though the season is currently closed. Lorenzo Pitt (23) and Edmund Klazen (42) were sentenced to a fine of N$2 […]

The Dogg sets example with circumcision

The Dogg sets example with circumcision

The United States has now committed an additional N$100 million to support the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) in Namibia. During the official opening of the VMMC Site in Swakopmund on Friday Namibian artist “The Dogg” announced that he will undergo the procedure in August this year – and the Minister of Health and Social […]

Cgals wins in Russia

Cgals wins in Russia

The Swakopmund Cgals Chamber Choir has won the Open Category for “Musica Sacra with accompaniment” at the 9th World Choir Games currently taking place in Sochi (Russia). The Cgals sing in a total of three categories at the event and have so far completed two categories. The next category will be completed next week after […]

Driver smashes into two vehicles and building after leaving bar

Driver smashes into two vehicles and building after leaving bar

An allegedly inebriated driver of a double-cab bakkie caused a serious accident late Friday evening in the road close to Vintage Dance Bar in Swakopmund. Eyewitnesses reported seeing the driver enter his parked car, spin on the road and then smashing into two parked vehicles before ending up in the showroom of Atlatek Refrigeration. Luckily […]

Fire destroys thirteen shacks

Fire destroys thirteen shacks

A total of fourteen residents of Swakopmund lost their homes in Ombwindja Street, Tulinawa Mondesa after the shacks they were living in burnt to the ground on Friday at around 09:35. The Deputy Chief of the Swakopmund Fire Brigade, Mr Gerhardt Coetzee, who confirmed this incident, said a total of thirteen shacks burned down completely, […]

Man scribbles his name in the sand and commits suicide

Man scribbles his name in the sand and commits suicide

An adult male person drowned in the sea between the Jetty and the Mole at about 12:00 on Friday. Information received by namib times indicated to a suicide. Eyewitnesses reported seeing the man writing his first name in the sand using his finger before swimming out into the sea. The Sea Rescue Institute of Namibia […]

Wayne Green Namibia’s new table tennis champ

Wayne Green Namibia’s new table tennis champ

Wayne Green of the SKW Table Tennis Club (SKWTTC), current # 3 ranked Table Tennis player in Namibia defeated Fabian Tait (Hochland Acers Table Tennis Club) 4-1 in the men’s final of the Namibian Table Tennis Open in Windhoek on Saturday, 2 July 2016 to clinch the highly prestigious Singles Title for the first time […]

Pangolin smugglers slammed with a scandalous N$300 guilt admission

Pangolin smugglers slammed with a scandalous N$300 guilt admission

Three Namibians came off almost scot-free after they were recently caught redhanded in Swakopmund while trying to allegedly sell two Pangolins – a rare and endangered species. Jason Nangolo (52), Juuso Ipadhi (53) and Hans Aoseb (39) were each fined N$300, while they allegedly were trying to sell the animals for a whooping N$45 000. […]