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Call for a panel to solve housing need welcomed

Great enthusiasm exists for the establishment of a solution-orientated, hands-on panel of experts to address Namibia’s ongoing housing dilemma. This is after a suggestion to this effect was made at the Invest in Namibia international investors Conference in Windhoek earlier this week by the founder of the Namibia Property Group and current managing director, David […]

Activist lays charge at ICC to return monument to Germany

Activist lays charge at ICC to return monument to Germany

The Back to Germany Activists Movement has laid a case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) to have the German Kaiserlich Marine Soldiers Denkmal (Monument), located in Swakopmund, returned to Germany. The office of the Prosecutor of the ICC, Mark P Dillion, the Head of Information and Evidence Unit confirmed that indeed a case number […]

Well-known residents passed on

The Walvis Bay communities mourn the death of three well known residents who passed away in recent days. The first is Mr. Wietz Ilse, who passed away in Windhoek on 28 October. The late Mr. Ilse spent a considerable time period in Walvis Bay where he worked for the Receiver of Revenue. In later years […]

Housing takes centre stage at international investors conference

Housing takes centre stage at international investors conference

At the recently hosted Invest in Namibia 2016 conference, both the Head of State President Hage Geingob and Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Sophia Shaningwa, placed emphasis on breaking the barrier to ‘affordable housing and property development opportunities’. The housing and property development sector was selected as one of the key sectors to be […]

EBHN to ensure 214 Namibians own a home within 25 months

EBHN to ensure 214 Namibians own a home within 25 months

A total of 214 employees of Elgin Brown Hamer Namibia (EBHN) in Walvis Bay will be empowered to become first-time buyer homeowners within the next two years, this marine industrial and ship repair company announced earlier this week. Referring to it as “an affordable housing initiative”, the Managing Director of EBHN Mr. Hannes Uys explained […]

International sport events hosted at the coast

International sport events hosted at the coast

The 2016 World Rugby Sevens Player Of The Year, Werner Kok, is seen here returning to position yesterday during the Blitzbokke’s practise session at the stadium of the Walvis Bay Private High School. That is in final preparation for the Safland Sevens tournament that started in Swakopmund today. The tournament is held at the sports […]

Taxi commuters demand a stop to so called “increased” taxi tariffs

Taxi commuters at Walvis Bay pleaded yesterday for both the municipal traffic authority and the Namibian Police to urgently intervene in what they described as a growing standoff between taxi drivers and the public over so called increased taxi fares. Taxi drivers insist there was a fee increase. Members of the public question this, but […]

DTA and NUDO to pay more for erven than SWAPO

The Swakopmund Town Council has, in principle, approved the sale of properties to two political parties, one for the DTA and another for NUDO. Judging by the purchase price decided on though, both parties will have to fork out significantly more compared to the sale of the SWAPO erf earlier this year. According to the […]

Help Identify this boy

Help Identify this boy

Help Identify this boy This boy has local social workers and the Namibian Police puzzled, as he was brought to the Walvis Bay Kids Haven two weeks ago. The boy says his name is Damian but neither his parents or any other person came forward to identify him. Do you know this boy? The Namibian […]

Namibia Marine Phosphate comes out of its corner

Namibia Marine Phosphate (NMP) issued a statement over the weekend expressing its dissatisfaction and concern over its Environment Clearance Certificate withdrawn by the Environmental Commissioner, which effectively ends all hopes of the company establishing a marine phosphate mining venture off the Namibian coast near Walvis Bay. Below, find a full version of the statement issued […]