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Swakopmund snake park owner survives black mamba bite

Swakopmund snake park owner survives black mamba bite

Thanks to the quick response by medics from E-Med Rescue 24, Dr Wolfgang Tietz; snake expert, Dr Christo Buys, and the nurses at The Cottage Hospital in Swakopmund, Stuart Hebbard, of the local snake park made a quick recovery after being bitten by a black mamba over the weekend, one of Namibia’s most venomous snakes. […]

Two baby boys die at the hands of their own mothers

Two baby boys died at the coast in the past few days, at the hands of their own mothers. In the first incident last Thursday, a 40-year old mother placed her newborn baby boy in a plastic bag and placed him in a dustbin at Walvis Bay. The mother later admitted to staff at the […]

Man that jumped off jetty still missing

At the time of going to press yesterday evening the search continued for Shaun Haoseb who allegedly jumped off the Swakopmund jetty at around 04:00 on Sunday in what is believed to have been a suicide. It is believed Haoseb drowned. According to deputy commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, it is alleged Haoseb [age unknown], in the […]

Friend complains of “weakness in legs” and is found dead two days later

Death incident report, Otjimbingwe: A partially decomposed body, identified as that of Erastus Ndjebela, 33-years old, was found on Saturday, 24 June at about 19:00. A passer by made the discovery near the D1976 road, about 10 km from Otjimbingwe towards the C-32 road. The police regional crime investigations coordinator for Erongo, Deputy Commissioner Erastus […]

Walvis Bay Prison hands out certificates to inmates

Walvis Bay Prison hands out certificates to inmates

The Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) held a workshop in basic skills in self-discipline, self-esteem and self-consciousness at the Walvis Bay Prison recently. This workshop is the last of similar workshops that was held at correctional facilities countrywide for inmates.   On a disappointing note, this workshop will discontinue indefinitely, as funds ran out. During a […]

ACC requires more manpower to speed up finalising investigations

The Swakopmund Office of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) conducted information sharing sessions, workshops, seminars and a media campaign with 28 different institutions, with the aim of reducing corruption through an aggressive public awareness campaign. This was revealed by Clr Cleophas Mutjavikua, the Governor of Erongo during his State of the Region Address (SORA) on Thursday. […]

South African bodyboarder sustains spinal shock injury at Donkey Bay

South African bodyboarder sustains spinal shock injury at Donkey Bay

A South African bodyboarder, Stefan Dryer, escaped a near-death incident on Tuesday at the popular surfing spot, Donkey Bay. Eyewitnesses reported Dryer go down hard on a set wave – thanks to the quick reaction by other surfers he was treated on scene and admitted to hospital. His condition is stable. Initial reports indicated that […]

Sketches of Johannes Blatt discovered during Bonusmarkt renovations

Sketches of Johannes Blatt discovered during Bonusmarkt renovations

The old Bonusmarkt building in Swakopmund, which was first completed as a double story building in 1913/1914, has revealed a spectacular new treasure. After the renovations for the new “Bonus Marktplatz” shopping arcade commenced, a sketchbook belonging to Namibian artist Johannes Blatt dating back to 1931 was discovered in the roof structure of the building. […]

N$170 000 donated towards Pro Ed Academy Help Fund

N$170 000 donated towards Pro Ed Academy Help Fund

Herman Theron and Louis Wiese of Tracks and Trails, Gielie Lambrechts and Marisa Alberts of Nedbank and Christo Van Wyk of Windhoek Consulting Engineers (WCE) handed over a total of N$170 000 to the Help Fund of Pro-Ed Academy last week Friday, 16 June. Pro-Ed Academy’s Help Fund was created to assist learners with education […]

Second desalination plant inevitable

Second desalination plant inevitable

The Omdel and Kuiseb water aquifers are facing depletion and a second desalination plant is needed. This was one of the key messages yesterday by the Governor of Erongo Clr Cleophas Mutjavikua during his State of the Region Address (SORA) yesterday in Swakopmund. Hundreds of attendees, amongst other politicians, business people and the wider citizenry […]

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