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Hospitality Association records “best August” in a decade

Hospitality Association records “best August” in a decade

With an average room occupancy of 71.7% recorded by Namibian tourism accommodation establishments across the country last month, this year’s peak tourism month is officially the highest August occupancy recorded by the Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) in the last decade. “We definitely noticed the good tourism season at the coast,” said Almuth Styles from […]

Public tip-offs to expose rhino poaching is growing

Public tip-offs to expose rhino poaching is growing

Yesterday, Thursday, 22 September marked World Rhino Day. The Intelligence Support Against Rhino Poaching (ISAP) shared its excitement at the increase in environmental awareness amongst the Namibian public at large. The ‘Blow The Horn On Rhino Poaching’ campaign launched on 20 April this year by the Ministry of Environment & Tourism (MET); Namibian Police (NAMPOL); […]

Langer Heinrich employees march for money owed

Langer Heinrich employees march for money owed

About 50 employees of the Uranium Mine Langer Heinrich marched to the head office on Wednesday morning where they handed over a petition demanding money that the mine allegedly owe to them. “We have had many meetings, but the issue was never resolved. That is why we decided enough is enough,” said Norman Jacobs, Branch […]

Hokkie gaan groot aan die kus

Hokkie gaan groot aan die kus

Die naweek van 10 September was ‘n groot dag vir hokkie by die kus. Die eerste “TRUSTO Coastal Mini World Cup” toernooi is aangebied deur Pro-Ed Akademie met TRUSTCO as die hoofborg vir die dag. Die eerste fluitjie is geblaas in ‘n tipiese mistige Swakopmund oggend. Baie gou het die mis-wolkies geswig voor die son […]

Erongo RED signs Arandis solar power agreement

The barrier was once more shifted for the Erongo Region’s bulk electricity supply industry yesterday, with the signing of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between regional electricity distributor Erongo RED and OLC Arandis Solar Energy for the supply of electricity for a period of the next 25 years. The supply agreement will enable Erongo RED […]

Apartheid revived at non-existent Rossmund golf estate

In what is reminiscent of the hated Apartheid labour pass (Dom Pas) system, domestic workers, gardeners and even personnel of building- and other contractors are not allowed into Swakopmund’s Rössmund suburb without identification cards which have to be cleared beforehand with the so called Rössmund Golf Estate Home Owners Association. The pass system stereotypes black […]

GRN desalination plant to produce 25 million cubic metres of water per annum for the coast

GRN desalination plant to produce 25 million cubic metres of water per annum for the coast

Government will build a new desalination plant with a capacity to produce 25 million cubic metres of water per annum to secure the water supply to the central coast. In the interim, government is investigating the feasibility of extracting even more water from the “severely strained” Omdel and Kuiseb aquifers. Even though the underground water […]

Two children and driver dies in yet another B2 accident

Two children and driver dies in yet another B2 accident

Two school girls and one 36 year-old driver died yesterday morning when the bakkie they were travelling in overturned on the B2 highway between Karibib and Usakos. The white Isuzu double cab was transporting a total of 14 kids and was on the way to school, when the unfortunate incident occurred, said Detective Chief Inspector […]

Water situation at Uis now “dangerously serious

Water situation at Uis now “dangerously serious

The Dâures Constituency in the Erongo Region is severely hit by the current drought, especially the settlement Uis. “The water situation at the Uis settlement is very dire, very unacceptable and dangerously serious,” said John Mutorwa, Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, during a press conference in Swakopmund on Friday. For about six months the […]

Oyster producers criticise Fisheries Ministry for “over reaction” every time shellfish test positive for DSP

Oyster producers criticise Fisheries Ministry for “over reaction” every time shellfish test positive for DSP

Several oyster producers at the coast expressed dissatisfaction over the weekend with the latest warning by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources against the consuming of oysters, after samples tested this shellfish unfit for human consumption. Although only one oyster farm at the Walvis Bay Aqua Park tested positive for Diarrhetic Shell-fish Poisoning (DSP), […]