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Destroyed

One thousands maritime pyrotechnics devices were destroyed in a controlled explosion near Mile 7 east of Walvis Bay on Saturday by explosives expert George Kühn. The destroyed items included line throwers, parachute rockets and hand flares. A total of 75kg of the explosive Anfex were used.

At WB State Hospital a Panado solves it all

Eileen van der Schyff A front page article in Friday’s edition, which detailed a woman’s horror experience at the hands of a medical doctor and a nurse at the Walvis Bay state hospital, has opened a floodgate of complaints over the treatment people receive at the hands of medical staff at this hospital. In Friday’s […]

…and Swakopmund jolted by blast

A huge explosion near Swakopmund on Friday has residents angry and confused. Some say they never received any notice that blasting would take place that day whilst some said these powerful explosions from time to time explain cracks forming on the walls of some homes. There are also those who believe a pipe rupture on […]

The benefit of going green for small businesses

Becoming more environmentally sustainable is not only viable for small businesses but could yield even greater benefits as these small and medium enterprises (SMEs) grow. This is according to Gerschwyne van Wyk, Country Manager at Business Partners Namibia (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), who mentions that many SME owners still mistakenly believe, that going green should only become a […]

Urgent need for a Neighbourhood Watch in Swakopmund’s Tulinawa

Sharlien Tjambari Crime rates are soaring in Mondesa’s Tulinawa- and Oletweni quarters. So much so that the Namibian Police over the weekend called upon residents to get a neighbourhood watch going in the area. This call comes only days after two tourists were stabbed in separate armed robberies in Swakopmund’s tourism district. The call for […]

Prisoner Rehabilitation Pertinent

The percentage average for first time offenders is significantly lower than re-offenders. With a fluctuation in crime data ratings yearly, an intriguing question arises, “Is our penitentiary system rehabilitating offenders?” Recidivism rates can be dramatically lowered with specifically tailored courses or programs. These programs can include short courses; practical or theory. Both government and the […]

Dolphins lure tourist boats to lagoon

A pod of dolphins became an instant attraction in the Walvis Bay lagoon on Saturday morning, luring a number of marine tour operators’ boats to the area to marvel at these most fascinating marine mammals. Two of the boats seen with the municipal jetty in the foreground at the Walvis Bay waterfront area.

Truck causes water pipe rupture

A heavy vehicle caused a pipe rupture in Hage Geingob near the intersection with 14th Road early on Friday. A work team of the municipality of Walvis Bay conducted repairs and water supply to this part of town could be restored. Tracks indicate a heavy vehicle drove over the pipe and the sheer weight caused […]

Two Swakopmunders soon on the celebrated Oppiestoep

Two Swakopmunders soon on the celebrated Oppiestoep

Eileen van der Schyff Two Swakopmund residents were selected to be part of KYKNET’s story telling series, “Oppiestoep”. “Oppiestoep” is a celebration of Afrikaans story telling. Howard Scholtz (pictured below) and Johannes (Boeta) Nel (inset) will make their appearance on OPPIESTOEP (SERIES 4) on 29 September. Scholtz and Nel were selected after show hosts Andries […]

Angolan tanker here for repairs on floating dock

Angolan tanker here for repairs on floating dock

A petroleum- and gas tanker ship, NGOL Chiloango (pictured) belonging to Sonangol in Angola has arrived off Walvis Bay and will soon be lifted out of the water for repairs and maintenance on Elgin Brown Hamer Namibia’s floating dock Namdok III. NGOL Chiloango works in the Angolan offshore oil and gas industry and is used […]