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Civil claim of millions looms against Jandé Dippenaar

Civil claim of millions looms against Jandé Dippenaar

The long expected start of the murder trial against Jandré Dippenaar, who stands accused of causing the horrific car accident in December 2014 close to Henties Bay claiming the lives of six people, will only commence in January 2017. The case was postpon-ed yesterday in the Re-gional Court of Swakopmund to grant the defence more […]

ICT changed the way Customs and Government work

ICT changed the way Customs and Government work

The Directorate of Customs and Excise in the Ministry of Finance says the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) will be a massive contributor to the success of customs organisations’ services. A statement issued by the directorate on Tuesday during International Customs Day said this year’s theme ‘Digital Customs: Progressive Engagement’ focuses on the […]

Across the board restructuring at Ekango Salt Refiners

Across the board restructuring at Ekango Salt Refiners

Ekango Salt Refiners, the producer and exporter of top-grade Namibian table salt in Walvis Bay, confirmed yesterday a restructuring of its work force, in lieu of expectations to raise current production output of 4 500 tons of table salt per month to 6 000 tons per month. Additionally, Ekango Salt Refiners through its holdings company, […]

Man verdrink by Sarah se Gat drinkplek by Waterfront

Man verdrink by Sarah se Gat  drinkplek by Waterfront

‘n Man het gistermiddag omstreeks 14:00, ten spyte van pleidooie om sy overskilligheid te staak, van die dak van Sarah Se Gat kroeg by die Walvisbaai Waterfront in die see gespring. Hy is net daarna aangetref waar hy met sy gesig na onder in die water gedryf het. Die man is kort daarna dood verklaar.

End of the road for Eckart Demasius

End of the road for Eckart Demasius

After a career of twenty-two years at the helm of the Swa-kopmund municipality, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Swakopmund Municipality, Mr Eckart De-masius, will see his last day in office on 9 May this year, fol-lowing confirmation the Swakopmund Town Council will not be renewing his five-year contract. Demasius was appointed town engineer […]

National Council rejects Local Authorities Amendment Bill

National Council rejects Local Authorities Amendment Bill

The Local Authorities Amendment Bill of 2015 was Wednesday rejected by the National Council (NC), responsible for reviewing proposed legislation before it is sent back to the National Assembly (NA) and Cabinet, and possibly signed into law by the head of state when all bodies are satisfied. Members of the NC strongly opposed the Bill […]

Seafo annual meeting brings drastic decisions

Seafo annual meeting brings drastic decisions

The South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO) held its annual meeting on 30 October until 3 November 2015. The meeting was based on the best available scientific information. The commission adopted the recommendations made by the Scientific Committee to set TAC’s for Patagonian tooth fish and deep-sea red crab. The Commission adopted a conservation measure […]

Strategic leadership training for NDF

Strategic leadership training for NDF

Thirty-nine senior members of the Namibian Defence Force under-went strategic leadership training in Walvis Bay last week. Sponsored by the British High Commission in Windhoek, the Defence Aca-demy of the United Kingdom and Cranfield University delivered a Strategic Leadership Programme to 39 senior members of the Namibian Defence Force, representing the Army, Navy and Air […]

Urban property not sellable to foreigners if LA-amendment Act becomes law

Urban property not sellable to foreigners if LA-amendment Act becomes law

Coastal local authorities are yet to voice their opinions publi-cly on the proposed amendment of the Local Authorities Act of 1992, which would among others see the Minister of Urban and Rural Development picking local authority Chief Executives Officers in future and also prohibiting foreigners from any future form of land ownership in Namibia. The […]

Walvis Bay in mourning as three residents killed in crash – 2 injured

Walvis Bay in mourning as three residents killed in crash – 2 injured

Several families in Walvis Bay were unexpectedly plunged into a state of mourning, following the death of three of the town’s residents in a car accident between Kamanjab and Outjo over the weekend. Two more residents were seriously injured in the same accident. It was learnt yesterday the five persons were travelling to attend a […]