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Fishing from the jetty illegal – Council dusts off 1989 by-law

Fishing from the jetty illegal – Council dusts off 1989 by-law

A long existing Swakopmund municipal by-law, prohibiting people from fishing from the jetty, has been dusted off and is being enforced once again. The by-law, which was long forgotten, has opened a question: how many other by-laws which have vanished into the archives of the Swakopmund municipality are being overlooked? For as long as many […]

Disabled Namibian’s must not exclude themselves

Disabled Namibian’s must not exclude themselves

The Deputy Minister of Finance, Natangwe Ithete, has called upon disabled people in Namibia to involve themselves in all government activities, to help build up the country. Ithete made these remarks at the Commemoration of the International White Cane day, held at Swakopmund yesterday [19 October]. The commemoration formed part of the African Union of […]

Street vendors made a dash when they saw the police – many are illegal immigrants

Street vendors made a dash when they saw the police – many are illegal immigrants

Several street hawkers in Swakopmund, who were operating on various street corners and pavements especially in Mondesa, have abandoned their business establishments over the past two weeks. This follows after the Namibian Police carried out an anti-crime operation during which many of the hawkers were arrested for various alleged crimes. It was understood many of […]

Two year old’s death not murder – autopsy report

The death of a two-year-old girl in Kuisebmond last Thursday sparked a wave of rumours and speculations regarding what caused the child’s death. Many were pointing fingers to the mother for allegedly beating the child. An autopsy in the meantime confirmed the child died of a natural cause and no injuries were found that could […]

Crash and run

Crash and run

An accident scene was found abandoned by the driver and possible occupants of a vehicle that veered off the road and hit a palm tree at around 03:00 on Tuesday morning. The accident was on the B2 coas-tal road close to Walvis Bay. Morning commuters were baffled by the scene of this badly damaged, lone […]

Swakopmund uses about 25 million shopping bags annually

Swakopmund uses about 25 million shopping bags annually

An estimated 25 million plastic shopping bags are used by consumers in Swakopmund annually – most end up on the landfill. In an effort to reduce this immense waste the town council is preparing a levy system whereby retailers charge a levy to shoppers for plastic bags. The income generated from the levies is earmarked […]

Technology advances require from Namibians to re-skill and upskill

Namibia’s dropped by six places on the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report (2017-2018) from 84th place to 90th place [out of 137 countries). The lower a country scores out of 137, the better that country’s business climate. According to the Managing Director of the Namibia Ports Authority, Mr Bisey Uirab, who made mention of […]

Namport rewards to clients

Namport rewards to clients

Namport hosted it’s Annual Port Users Luncheon on Thursday afternoon to show appreciation to their loyal clients, with Dirk Hoffman, Managing Director of Safmarine as guest speaker.   The luncheon, which is hosted yearly, was held earlier this year ahead of the busy time of the year as the company is currently in the process […]

Classic Safari participant is tragically killed

Classic Safari participant is tragically killed

Not long after participants of the 6th Classic Safari Challenge gracefully passed through Walvis Bay with their historic, vintage cars on Friday afternoon on route during their mammoth drive across the continent, news was received of the passing of competitor Jan Hradecky following an accident on the C14 route at the Gaub Pass. There were […]

Strand Hotel celebrates 2nd birthday

Strand Hotel celebrates 2nd birthday

An afternoon to remember: The Strand Hotel celebrated its 2nd birthday on Monday, 9 October. “Thank you for sticking with us”, proclaimed Strand Hotel General Manager Lance Hurly during the celebrations.   Many Swakopmund residents were part of the birthday celebrations, including Mayor Pauline Nashilundo and former Strand Hotel Manager Hilmar Tonnemacher. “The history of […]

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